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Tunisian man faces US terror charges

Friday 4th of October 2013, 0:50
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Tunisia Tunisia, United States United States

Tunisian national Nizar Trabelsi, jailed in Belgium in 2003 for planning to attack a Nato air base, is extradited to the US on further charges.
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Honour for soldier with broken back

Friday 4th of October 2013, 1:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A soldier who fought off Afghan insurgents with a broken back is among more than 100 people recognised in the latest round of military honours.
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Indian cabinet backs Jet Etihad deal

Friday 4th of October 2013, 1:52
related countries: India India

India's cabinet approves Etihad Airways' plan to buy a 24% stake in Jet Airways for $379m (£248m).
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VIDEO: Detroit home to loudest music in US

Friday 4th of October 2013, 1:58
related countries: United States United States

Why Detroit is the noisiest music city in the US
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VIDEO: On the streets with India's homeless

Friday 4th of October 2013, 2:07
related countries: India India

The BBC's Divya Arya joins an initiative on the streets of India's cities aiming to increase understanding of the challenges facing the homeless.
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Hamilton fastest in first practice

Friday 4th of October 2013, 2:39
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, North Korea North Korea

Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen suffers a heavy crash as Lewis Hamilton sets the pace for Mercedes in first practice at the Korean GP.
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Fresh India protests over new state

Friday 4th of October 2013, 5:47
related countries: India India

Protests are being held in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh after the government on Thursday approved the formation of the new state of Telangana.
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VIDEO: 'No threat' to Qatar's right to host

Friday 4th of October 2013, 6:10
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Fifa will announce on Friday that Qatar faces no threat to its right to host the 2022 World Cup, sources close to the governing body have told BBC Sport.
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Omani owl could be new species

Friday 4th of October 2013, 6:43
related countries: Oman Oman

A team working on a bird call recording project in Oman says it has discovered a new species of owl in the region.
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Hamilton tops second Korea practice

Friday 4th of October 2013, 6:43
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, North Korea North Korea

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton beats Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel to set the pace in second practice at the Korean GP.
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Uncertainty hampering food security

Friday 4th of October 2013, 6:43
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

More than 600 scientists from around the world have gathered in the Netherlands for a food security conference, described as the first of its kind.
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Phone records may aid Madeleine case

Friday 4th of October 2013, 8:18
related countries: Portugal Portugal, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Mobile phone records may hold the key to solving the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Portugal six years ago, Scotland Yard detectives say.
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VIDEO: Warships join Sydney Harbour flotilla

Friday 4th of October 2013, 8:23
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Warships from 17 nations sailed into Sydney Harbour on Friday to take part in the city's centenary celebrations of the Australian navy fleet's first visit.
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VIDEO: Netanyahu warns of 'immortal Iran'

Friday 4th of October 2013, 8:52
related countries: Iran Iran

Israel's prime minister says Iranians "deserve better" than their current government and that their lives could get worse if the country gains nuclear weapons.
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Fonda honoured with AFI film award

Friday 4th of October 2013, 9:07
related countries: United States United States

The American Film Institute announces Jane Fonda will receive its Lifetime Achievement Award this year, following in the footsteps of her father Henry Fonda.
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England will avoid doomsday - Hodgson

Friday 4th of October 2013, 9:11
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Manager Roy Hodgson believes England will avoid the "doomsday" scenario of not reaching the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
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Australian 'sets bungee jump record'

Friday 4th of October 2013, 9:11
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian is thought to have broken the world record for the most bungee jumps in 24 hours, local media report.
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Netanyahu warns of 'immortal Iran'

Friday 4th of October 2013, 9:22
related countries: Israel Israel, Iran Iran, North Korea North Korea

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu warns Iranians if their "brutal" government is allowed to get nuclear weapons, it would "be immortal, like North Korea".
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VIDEO: Burma's first social networking site

Friday 4th of October 2013, 9:24
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma gets its first social networking site
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Kenyan Muslim cleric shot dead

Friday 4th of October 2013, 9:26
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Mombasa

A Muslim cleric is shot dead in Kenya's port of Mombasa, amid high tensions between the Muslim community and the security forces.
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Cyrus and O'Connor row escalates

Friday 4th of October 2013, 9:29
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Pop star Miley Cyrus hits back at Sinead O'Connor, after the Irish singer warned her not to be exploited by the music business.
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Amnesty condemns Nigeria killings

Friday 4th of October 2013, 10:12
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The human rights group Amnesty International says the killings of schoolchildren in Nigeria show an absolute disregard for the right to life and education.
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VIDEO: Kenya siege mother on 'playing dead'

Friday 4th of October 2013, 10:21
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

A mother and daughter, Faith and Sy Wambua, who were caught up in the events of a siege in Nairobi's Westgate shopping centre, have been describing how they survived their terrifying ordeal.
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Swiss regulator starts forex probe

Friday 4th of October 2013, 10:22
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Switzerland's financial regulator is investigating possible manipulation of foreign exchange rates at several Swiss financial institutions.
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Rwanda condemns US sanctions

Friday 4th of October 2013, 10:53
related countries: United States United States, Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda Rwanda

Rwanda condemns the US imposition of sanctions, denying any links to the use of child soldiers by rebels in DR Congo.
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'Modest progress' in Colombia talks

Friday 4th of October 2013, 10:59
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Cuba Cuba

As another round of peace talks begins in Cuba, Colombia's Farc rebels say "modest progress" has been achieved in 10 months of negotiations.
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US photojournalist Eppridge dies

Friday 4th of October 2013, 11:02
related countries: United States United States

Photojournalist Bill Eppridge - who took images of the aftermath of Robert Kennedy's assassination - dies aged 75.
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Fury over Sindh messaging ban plan

Friday 4th of October 2013, 11:19
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Internet freedom activists in Pakistan express anger over proposals by Sindh province to ban messaging apps including Skype for three months.
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Nadal fights back to reach semis

Friday 4th of October 2013, 12:00
related countries: China China

Rafael Nadal is one win from regaining the number one ranking after beating Fabio Fognini to reach the China Open semi-finals.
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Afghanistan reach first World Cup

Friday 4th of October 2013, 12:10
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Afghanistan qualify for the World Cup for the first time by beating Kenya by seven wickets in the World Cricket League.
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Merkel starts German coalition talks

Friday 4th of October 2013, 12:27
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Talks on forming a new German coalition between Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the social democrats are under way in Berlin.
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Fifa sets up 2022 World Cup taskforce

Friday 4th of October 2013, 12:32
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Fifa agrees to set up a taskforce to look into alternative dates for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
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VIDEO: Phone records may aid Madeleine case

Friday 4th of October 2013, 13:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Mobile phone records may hold the key to solving the Madeleine McCann case, Scotland Yard detectives believe.
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Leading Saudi rights activist bailed

Friday 4th of October 2013, 13:17
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The prominent Saudi human rights activist, Waleed Abu al-Khair, is released on bail after being detained for holding an "unauthorised" meeting.
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VIDEO: Giant pufferfish tower angers Chinese

Friday 4th of October 2013, 13:29
related countries: China China

A Chinese viewing tower, built in the shape of a giant copper fish has sparked debate on Chinese social media.
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'I played dead to survive Kenya attack'

Friday 4th of October 2013, 13:34
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The story of one mother's dramatic escape from the Westgate siege
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Haim and Timberlake in chart battle

Friday 4th of October 2013, 13:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Timberlake

US band Haim are just 28 copies behind Justin Timberlake in the race to have the number one album in the UK this week.
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Irish senate referendum underway

Friday 4th of October 2013, 14:57
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Voting is underway in a referendum on whether to retain the Senate in the Republic of Ireland.
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Senate moves to expel Berlusconi

Friday 4th of October 2013, 15:07
related countries: Italy Italy

A cross-party panel of the Italian Senate recommends the expulsion from the chamber of Silvio Berlusconi over his conviction for tax fraud.
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VIDEO: One Cuba street, 12 sets of twins

Friday 4th of October 2013, 15:22
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

A street in Havana, the capital of Cuba, is home to 12 sets of twins, ranging from toddlers to senior citizens.
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Dutch act over Greenpeace arrests

Friday 4th of October 2013, 15:41
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Russia Russia

The Netherlands takes legal action to free a Greenpeace ship in Russia and secure the release of 30 activists detained for an Arctic oil rig protest.
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Afghanistan in historic cricket win

Friday 4th of October 2013, 15:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Celebrations take place across Afghanistan after its cricketers qualify for the first time for the World Cup, to be held in 2015.
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Kenya cleric killing sparks protests

Friday 4th of October 2013, 16:10
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Mombasa

Four people are killed in Kenya's port city of Mombasa during clashes between police and those angered at the killing of a Muslim cleric, the Red Cross says.
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'Two million' monitor web in China

Friday 4th of October 2013, 16:46
related countries: China China

More than two million people in China are employed by the government to monitor web activity, state media say, providing a rare glimpse into how the state tries to control the internet.
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VIDEO: How the Samaritans came to Kenya

Friday 4th of October 2013, 17:00
related countries: Kenya Kenya

John Hurst plans to create Samaritans offices in the 21 countries that donated Spitfire planes to the Allies in 1940.
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VIDEO: Kabul celebrates historic cricket win

Friday 4th of October 2013, 17:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Celebrations have taken place across Afghanistan after its cricketers qualified for the first time for the World Cup, to be held in 2015.
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S Lanka Prabhakaran bunker destroyed

Friday 4th of October 2013, 17:39
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan military blows up one of the final places where the dead leader of the Tamil Tiger militants, Velupillai Prabhakaran, lived.
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US shutdown: Obama cancels Asia trip

Friday 4th of October 2013, 18:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Asia

US President Obama cancels his trip to Asia, including to the Apec and East Asia summits, as part of the US government shutdown.
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Obituary: General Vo Nguyen Giap

Friday 4th of October 2013, 18:17
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnamese general and talented strategist Vo Nguyen Giap
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EU envoys call for Tymoshenko pardon

Friday 4th of October 2013, 18:40
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

EU envoys formally ask for the Ukrainian opposition leader, Yulia Tymoshenko, to be pardoned, her lawyer says.
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GB & Ireland close gap in Seve Trophy

Friday 4th of October 2013, 18:49
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Great Britain and Ireland close the gap on Continental Europe to a single point after day two of the Seve Trophy.
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Vietnam war leader General Giap dies

Friday 4th of October 2013, 18:53
related countries: France France, United States United States

Vo Nguyen Giap, Vietnam's legendary general who masterminded victories against France and the US, has died aged 102.
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US probe after Capitol car chase

Friday 4th of October 2013, 19:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Capitol

An investigation is under way after a police chase through the heart of Washington DC ended with a woman driver shot dead and two officers injured.
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Dozens guilty in Marbella scandal

Friday 4th of October 2013, 19:33
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Marbella

Fifty people are convicted for their part in a major property and corruption scandal in the Spanish resort of Marbella.
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Four dead as Egyptian clashes erupt

Friday 4th of October 2013, 19:52
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo, Alexandria

Four people have been killed in Egypt as supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi take to the streets in defiance of the army-backed government.
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Child benefit deadline day looms

Friday 4th of October 2013, 20:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A tax boss says nearly 200,000 parents must "get off their backsides" and register with the UK tax authority amid changes to child benefit.
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Israeli nationality request rejected

Friday 4th of October 2013, 21:44
related countries: Israel Israel

The Supreme Court in Jerusalem rejects a request by 21 people to be registered as Israeli nationals rather than Jews or Arabs.
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VIDEO: Support for the shutdown in Texas

Friday 4th of October 2013, 21:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: Texas

Lawmakers in the US remain deadlocked in a battle over spending which has led to a shutdown of non-essential government operations.
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Friday 4th of October 2013, 22:14
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Lampedusa

Rough seas force Italian rescuers to postpone their search for hundreds of migrants still missing after their boat sank off Lampedusa.
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VIDEO: Vietnam's General Giap dies

Friday 4th of October 2013, 22:25
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam, France France, United States United States

Vo Nguyen Giap, the Vietnamese general who masterminded victories against France and the US, has died aged 102.
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A lost city captured on film

Friday 4th of October 2013, 23:24
related countries: France France

The photographer who captured the 'little Paris of the East'
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Four weddings and a shutdown

Friday 4th of October 2013, 23:42
related countries: United States United States

Four big days scuppered by US shutdown
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Once-banned protest songs make comeback

Friday 4th of October 2013, 23:51
related countries: France France

The dance music once banned for being a threat to France
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