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Jail sought in Turkey red dress case

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 0:16
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish prosecutors want a policeman to go to jail for three years for tear-gassing a protester who became known as the "woman in red", reports say.
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VIDEO: US plane crash aftermath footage emerges

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 0:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: New, San Francisco

New footage has come to light that shows emergency vehicles at the scene of the Asiana plane crash in San Francisco in July 2013.
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Home sales 'highest for six years'

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 0:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The number of UK homes sold per surveyor has more than doubled since the depth of the housing market downturn, a survey suggests.
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No return for India's street typists

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 0:57
related countries: India India

India's street typists lose out to the computer
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Trade deal may weaken shark fin ban

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 1:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pacific

A new free trade agreement involving the US and Pacific nations could water down a global ban on removing the fins from sharks.
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US shooting boy 'warned' students

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 1:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: New Mexico

A 12-year-old alleged to have shot two of his classmates in New Mexico may have warned other students, police say.
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Q&A: Venezuela's economic woes

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 2:06
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Why the black market thrives in Venezuela
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Maduro shakes up top economic team

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 2:12
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announces changes to the team handling the economy and vows to continue fighting "sabotage and speculation".
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JC Penney and Sears to cut jobs

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 2:22
related countries: United States United States

US retailer JC Penney says it plans to cut 2,000 jobs and close 33 stores, while Sears is to make about 1,600 redundancies.
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New Zealand's Mount Cook shrinks

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 3:07
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand's highest mountain has shrunk, scientists reveal, with its peak 30m (98ft) lower than previously thought.
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Philippines web abuse ring smashed

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 3:22
related countries: Philippines Philippines, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A paedophile ring which streamed live child abuse from the Philippines over the internet is broken up by a UK-led international police operation.
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Oslo’s rapid growth redefines Nordic identity

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 3:27
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Oslo

Oslo's giant makeover redefines Nordic identity
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VIDEO: Filipina carer wins Israeli X Factor

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 3:32
related countries: Israel Israel

A Filipina carer, once part of a faceless crowd of foreign workers who tend to Israel's infirm and elderly, has surprised the country by winning one of its most popular TV singing contests.
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From pawn to teenage chess queen - Uganda's Phiona Mutesi

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 4:06
related countries: Uganda Uganda

From pawn to teenage chess queen in Uganda
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US firefighters saw air crash victim

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 4:40
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: San Francisco

Firefighters responding to a San Francisco plane crash last July knew a Chinese teenager was on the ground nearby before they ran over her.
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France 'underestimated' CAR hatred

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 5:00
related countries: France France, Central African Republic Central African Republic

France underestimated the hatred between Christian and Muslims in the Central African Republic, its ambassador to the United Nations says.
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'Five hurt' in Israel Gaza air raids

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 5:24
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Five people are injured in a series of Israeli air raids on the Gaza Strip after rockets are fired towards Ashkelon in southern Israel, reports say.
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Lebanon polarised as Hariri tribunal opens

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 5:51
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Hariri tribunal exposes deep chasm in Lebanese society
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Sharapova wins amid extreme heat

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 6:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Maria Sharapova survives a scare to reach the Australian Open third round as the temperature again exceeds 40C.
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VIDEO: Australian tennis court 'like sauna'

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 6:30
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Parts of Australia are seeing soaring temperatures, as a report warns that the country's heatwaves are becoming "hotter and longer".
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Amateurs find hundreds of treasures

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 6:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Figures from The British Museum show amateur archaeologists with metal detectors found 990 items classified as treasure during 2012, with nearly 74,000 items of historical interest discovered.
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China's Tencent shares hit record

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 6:45
related countries: China China

Shares of China biggest online firm, Tencent Holdings, rise to a record after it announces an investment in a logistics and warehouse company.
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Trial of Tokyo cult member begins

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 7:17
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

The trial of a former member of Japan's Aum Shinrikyo cult begins, nearly 20 years after the group carried out a deadly sarin gas attack in Tokyo.
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Australia's heatwave halts tennis

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 7:27
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Soaring temperatures halt matches at the Australian Open tennis tournament, as a report warns that the country will see "hotter and longer" heatwaves.
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India police seek more rape suspects

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 8:09
related countries: Denmark Denmark, India India
related places: Delhi

Police in the Indian capital search for more suspects wanted in connection with the gang rape of a Danish woman, after arresting two.
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Caution urged as Beijing smog soars

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 8:49
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Residents of China's capital, Beijing, are warned to take precautions after air pollution readings soar amid thick smog.
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In pictures: Hairstyles and identity

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 9:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

London exhibition on barbershops in eight West African cities
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Nuclear officers 'cheated in exam'

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 9:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Thirty

Thirty-four US Air Force officers in charge of launching nuclear missiles are suspended over accusations they cheated in proficiency tests.
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'Humanity lost' at immigration site

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 9:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A report condemns "shocking cases where a sense of humanity was lost" at an immigration removal centre in west London.
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East German's prize 45 years late

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 9:52
related countries: Germany Germany

An East German who entered a West German music quiz has at last received his prize, 45 years after the Stasi secret police intervened.
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Fall in European car sales slows

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 9:57
related countries: Italy Italy, France France

New car registrations in the European Union fell in 2013, led by slumps in Italy and France, but the decline was not as steep as the year before.
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Tennis medic defends heat policy

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 10:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The chief medical officer at the Australian Open defends their "extreme heat policy" after Jamie Murray is treated for heatstroke.
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US marines probe Iraq burning images

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 10:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US Marine Corps says it is trying to determine the authenticity of photographs that appear to show marines burning bodies of Iraqi insurgents.
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China police detain Uighur scholar

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 11:15
related countries: China China

China police detain prominent Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti, as the foreign ministry official says he is suspected of breaking the law.
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Hariri murder trial begins at Hague

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 11:40
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The in-absentia trial of four men accused of murdering Lebanese ex-PM Rafik Hariri in 2005 begins at a special tribunal at The Hague.
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Uganda troops battle S Sudan rebels

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 11:41
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Ugandan troops are fighting alongside South Sudanese government forces against rebels, President Museveni confirms.
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Military cuts 'limit UK world role'

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 12:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Spending cuts to the UK's armed forces will prevent it having a full military partnership with America, ex-US Defence Secretary Robert Gates warns.
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VIDEO: Bushfires rage in Australian heatwave

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 12:01
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Australian firefighters are tackling fast-moving bushfires as the heatwave in South-east Australia continues.
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VIDEO: 'I should have worn a mask'

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 12:13
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Air pollution reaches dangerously high levels in the Chinese capital Beijing, measuring more than 20 times the amount considered safe by the World Health Organisation.
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Mexico tries to reassure vigilantes

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 12:27
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong tells vigilantes to trust the security forces to do their job and urges them to lay down arms.
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I'll come back stronger - Finn

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 12:29
related countries: Australia Australia

England fast bowler Steven Finn promises to "come back stronger" as he prepares to return home from the Australia tour.
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Nigeria's military chiefs sacked

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 12:46
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked his military high command, his spokesman says, amid mounting concern about the army's failure to tackle an Islamist insurgency.
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India minister denies Twitter affair

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 12:57
related countries: India India

Indian minister Shashi Tharoor and his wife say they are happily married after a series of tweets appeared to suggest that he was having an affair.
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Murray defeats Millot in Melbourne

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 13:01
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Andy Murray eases into round three of the Australian Open with a 6-2 6-2 7-5 victory over Frenchman Vincent Millot.
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#BBCtrending blocked in Malaysia

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 13:08
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

How our blog about spinach jokes and the Malaysian prime minister was blocked in Malaysia for several hours.
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Thai PM probed over 'corrupt scheme'

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 13:28
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra is being investigated over a loss-making rice subsidy scheme, adding to already intense pressure for her to resign.
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Seedorf appointed new AC Milan boss

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 13:32
related countries: Italy Italy

Former Netherlands midfielder Clarence Seedorf returns to AC Milan as the Italian club's new head coach.
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Jade Rabbit rover explores Moon soil

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 14:10
related countries: China China

China's Jade Rabbit Moon rover has completed its first examination of the lunar soil, reports say.
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New video 'shows captive US soldier'

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 14:35
related countries: United States United States

A new video of a US soldier held captive since 2009 by the Taliban has given his family hope for his eventual safe return.
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'Google Glass driver' in US court

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 14:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: San Diego, California

A woman issued a traffic ticket for driving while wearing Google Glass is set to appear in a San Diego, California, court.
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German bribery trial for Ecclestone

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 14:56
related countries: Germany Germany

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone will face bribery trial on charges of allegedly giving a $45m (£27.5m) bribe to a German banker, a court in Munich rules.
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Mandla Mandela on 'road rage' charge

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 15:09
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A South African court charges Nelson Mandela's grandson Mandla with serious assault and pointing a fire-arm over an alleged incident of "road rage".
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Goldman Sachs quarterly profits fall

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 15:18
related countries: United States United States

US investment bank Goldman Sachs reports a big fall in quarterly profits, due largely to reduced revenue from bond trading.
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Egypt's struggle to motivate the 'sofa party'

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 15:32
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Voter apathy dampens Egypt's eagerness for referendum turnout
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Only Fools star Lloyd Pack dies

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 15:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British actor Roger Lloyd Pack, best known as Trigger in Only Fools and Horses, has died aged 69, his agent confirms.
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VIDEO: Trial of Tokyo cult member begins

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 15:59
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

A member of the Japanese group which was behind the deadly sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995 goes on trial after nearly two decades on the run.
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VIDEO: Life as a South Korean border guard

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 16:04
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Kim Young Hoon, a new recruit in the South Korean army, explains what it is like to face the ever present danger from North Korea.
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Fuel prices push up US inflation

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 16:16
related countries: United States United States

US consumer inflation spiked in December, driven higher by rising fuel prices, the US Labor Department says.
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VIDEO: Hariri son speaks of hope for justice

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 16:24
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The son of the former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri who was killed nine years ago has been speaking of his hopes for justice as four men stand trial for murder.
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Two women held over terror offences

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 16:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two women aged 26 and 27 have been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences, Scotland Yard says.
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Gravity and Hustle vie for Oscars

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 16:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Oscar

Con drama American Hustle and space movie Gravity lead this year's Oscar nominations with 10 nods each.
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New drug mix used in Ohio execution

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 16:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ohio

A man convicted of murder in the US state of Ohio is executed using a new, never-before-tried combination of lethal injection drugs.
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Nigerian gets 20 lashes for gay acts

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 16:56
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Bauchi

A Nigerian man receives 20 lashes after an Islamic court in the northern city of Bauchi convicted him of homosexual offences.
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VIDEO: 'Confident of victory': Taliban interview

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 17:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

In a rare interview with the BBC, the Taliban tell the BBC's John Simpson that they will retake control of Afghanistan when British and US troops leave at the end of 2014.
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Actress sues over Hollande 'affair'

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 17:13
related countries: France France

The actress linked to French President Francois Hollande, Julie Gayet, sues the magazine that published photos of their alleged affair.
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Rahul Gandhi to lead India campaign

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 17:18
related countries: India India

India's governing Congress Party names Rahul Gandhi to lead its general election campaign - but stops short of announcing him as candidate for prime minister.
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VIDEO: 'Pre-Incan' burial site found in Peru

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 17:22
related countries: Peru Peru

Archaeologists are working on an ancient 'pre-Incan' burial site found by accident in Peru after irrigation workers started laying pipes in the region of Lamabyeque.
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Egypt awaits referendum results

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 17:49
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt awaits the results of a referendum on its new constitution, with the military-backed authorities saying it has been overwhelmingly approved.
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Defiant Taliban eye return to power

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 18:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An Afghan Taliban spokesman tells the BBC it is "confident of victory" over Nato-led forces, amid scepticism about the militants' ability to make a comeback.
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Deadly bomb blast in Colombian town

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 18:14
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A bomb blast kills at least one person in western Colombia, a day after Farc rebels said their unilateral ceasefire had come to an end.
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Portuguese first in Australia?

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 18:29
related countries: Portugal Portugal, Australia Australia, Netherlands Netherlands

An early illustration of a kangaroo in a manuscript offered for sale in New York may support the theory that Portuguese explorers reached Australia ahead of the Dutch.
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VIDEO: US river of ice sparks surge fears

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 18:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ohio

An ice jam nearly one kilometre in length is prompting flood warnings along the Maumee River in the US state of Ohio.
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Syria chemical arms transport 'slow'

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 19:29
related countries: Syria Syria

The UN body tasked with removing and destroying Syria's chemical arsenal says security concerns have slowed down the process.
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Corpses found in Iraq orchard

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 19:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

The bodies of 14 Sunni men are found in an orchard near Baghdad, a day after they were kidnapped by suspected militants, say Iraqi authorities.
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Helicopter accident kills US soldier

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 20:11
related countries: United States United States

One US soldier was killed and two others injured after a helicopter slammed into the ground during a training mission, the US Army says.
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NSA 'collected 200m texts per day'

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 20:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The US National Security Agency has collected almost 200 million text messages per day - and British spies have had access to some data, British media report.
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VIDEO: MPs brawl in Ukraine... again

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 21:07
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Claire Brennan reports on a brawl that broke out between Ukrainian MPs in Parliament.
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US in talks plea to Syria opposition

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 21:41
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry urges Syria's opposition to vote to attend next week's peace conference.
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Al-Jazeera trio 'facing charges'

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 22:47
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Three al-Jazeera journalists are being detained in Egypt on suspicion of using unlicensed equipment and broadcasting false news, prosecutors say.
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Israeli energy minister to visit UAE

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 23:44
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates, Israel Israel

Israeli Energy Minister Silvan Shalom is to travel to the United Arab Emirates - the first such visit since the 2010 murder of a Hamas commander.
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Australian tennis looks to bounce back

Thursday 16th of January 2014, 23:45
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Can Australian tennis match its glory days?
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