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24 Nov
2015
A Russian Su-24 warplane was shot down by a Turkish Air Force F-16 near the border between Turkey and Syria. The incident sparked a major diplomatic spat, as Turkey claimed the…A Russian Su-24 warplane was shot down by a Turkish Air Force F-16 near the border between Turkey and Syria. The incident sparked a major diplomatic spat, as Turkey claimed the Russian aircraft violated Turkish airspace and ignored repeated warnings, but Russia denied the plane crossed into Turkish skies
2 years ago
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24 Nov
2014
Rioting broke out in Ferguson, Missouri, followed by protests across the United States, after a grand jury ruled there would be no indictment of a police officer who shot dead an…Rioting broke out in Ferguson, Missouri, followed by protests across the United States, after a grand jury ruled there would be no indictment of a police officer who shot dead an unarmed suspect earlier in the year
3 years ago
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24 Nov
2014
Chuck Hagel resigned as U.S. defence secretary after less than two years in the top post. The Vietnam war veteran and former Republican senator had reportedly been sharply critical…Chuck Hagel resigned as U.S. defence secretary after less than two years in the top post. The Vietnam war veteran and former Republican senator had reportedly been sharply critical of the Obama Administration’s strategy against Islamic State and in relation to the Syria regime
3 years ago
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24 Nov
2014
Barcelona star Lionel Messi broke the 50-year-old La Liga scoring record, surpassing Telmo Zarra’s 251 goals for Athletic Bilbao. Two days later Messi became the all-time top…Barcelona star Lionel Messi broke the 50-year-old La Liga scoring record, surpassing Telmo Zarra’s 251 goals for Athletic Bilbao. Two days later Messi became the all-time top scorer in the Champions League, overtaking Real Madrid legend, Raul, with his 74th goal
3 years ago
24 Nov
2013
Iran signed an interim agreement with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany, limiting its nuclear programme in exchange for reduced sanctionsIran signed an interim agreement with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany, limiting its nuclear programme in exchange for reduced sanctions
4 years ago
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24 Nov
2012
Puerto Rican boxing great Hector “Macho” Camacho died in hospital four days after being shot in the head in a drive-by shooting near the capital, San Juan. Camacho, 50, fought…Puerto Rican boxing great Hector “Macho” Camacho died in hospital four days after being shot in the head in a drive-by shooting near the capital, San Juan. Camacho, 50, fought some of the great names of boxing during a three-decade career, including Oscar de la Hoya and Sugar Ray Leonard. The former champion was declared clinically brain dead after the shooting and died after his mother requested he be taken off life support
5 years ago
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24 Nov
2010
Twenty-nine miners trapped by an explosion in New Zealand’s Pike River Mine in were confirmed dead after a second blast. It was the country’s worst mining disaster in 96 years.…Twenty-nine miners trapped by an explosion in New Zealand’s Pike River Mine in were confirmed dead after a second blast. It was the country’s worst mining disaster in 96 years. The mine was subsequently closed
7 years ago
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24 Nov
2010
Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was reunited with her son for the first time in a decade. Kim Aris was granted a visa to enter Burma after his mother was released…Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was reunited with her son for the first time in a decade. Kim Aris was granted a visa to enter Burma after his mother was released from house arrest
7 years ago
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24 Nov
2009
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev ordered an investigation into the death of an anti-corruption lawyer Sergei Magnitsky who died in a Moscow prison while awaiting trial on charges…Russian President Dmitry Medvedev ordered an investigation into the death of an anti-corruption lawyer Sergei Magnitsky who died in a Moscow prison while awaiting trial on charges of tax evasion. His death came after he was allegedly refused medical treatment for a health condition. Magnitsky claimed to have been the victim of a vendetta because he had uncovered two alleged tax frauds costing the Russian taxpayer $337m and identified senior police officers, lawyers and tax officials in a high-level conspiracy
8 years ago
24 Nov
2009
China executed two men for their role in the 2008 tainted baby milk scandal, in which at least six infants died and more than 300,000 became illChina executed two men for their role in the 2008 tainted baby milk scandal, in which at least six infants died and more than 300,000 became ill
8 years ago
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24 Nov
2009
More than 300,000 buffalo, birds, sheep and goats were ritually slaughtered in a tribute to the Hindu goddess Gadhimai at a festival in southern Nepal. The five-yearly Gadhimai…More than 300,000 buffalo, birds, sheep and goats were ritually slaughtered in a tribute to the Hindu goddess Gadhimai at a festival in southern Nepal. The five-yearly Gadhimai festival is the world’s largest animal sacrifice
8 years ago
24 Nov
2009
Michael Jackson’s trademark white jewelled glove sold at auction for $350,000 to a Chinese businessman from Hong KongMichael Jackson’s trademark white jewelled glove sold at auction for $350,000 to a Chinese businessman from Hong Kong
8 years ago
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24 Nov
2008
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown outlined plans to raise the income tax rate for the first time since 1975, abandoning a pledge that had carried his Labour Party to power. The…British Prime Minister Gordon Brown outlined plans to raise the income tax rate for the first time since 1975, abandoning a pledge that had carried his Labour Party to power. The move, targeted at Britain’s highest earners, was to fund measures aimed at helping families and small businesses through the financial downturn
9 years ago
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24 Nov
2008
The U.S. government agreed a rescue plan for banking giant Citigroup after share values tumbled almost 50% in the previous week. A joint statement by the Treasury Department, the…The U.S. government agreed a rescue plan for banking giant Citigroup after share values tumbled almost 50% in the previous week. A joint statement by the Treasury Department, the Federal Reserve and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp announced that a further $20bn would be invested into the company and that the government would limit loss on $306bn in risky loans and securities to $29bn dollars plus 10% of any remaining losses. In exchange, the Treasury will get preferred stock valued at $27 billon, paying 8 per cent interest
9 years ago
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24 Nov
2007
Australia’s general election resulted in a change of government, with the Australian Labor Party securing an electoral swing of more than 5 percent and leader Kevin Rudd destined…Australia’s general election resulted in a change of government, with the Australian Labor Party securing an electoral swing of more than 5 percent and leader Kevin Rudd destined to take office as the country’s 26th Prime Minister. Outgoing Prime Minister John Howard, whose centre-right Liberal-National coalition had governed since 1996, lost his seat in parliament
10 years ago
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24 Nov
2005
An 80km-long slick of toxic chemicals in the Songhua River in northern China reached the city of Harbin. Water supplies were cut off and residents were warned to stay away from the…An 80km-long slick of toxic chemicals in the Songhua River in northern China reached the city of Harbin. Water supplies were cut off and residents were warned to stay away from the river as toxins including benzene at up to 100 times their normal levels flowed through the city. The chemicals entered the river following an explosion at a petrochemical plant in Jilin City 10 days earlier
12 years ago
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24 Nov
2004
Ukraine’s election commission declared Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych the official winner of the disputed presidential election. Kremlin-backed Yanukovich had claimed victory…Ukraine’s election commission declared Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych the official winner of the disputed presidential election. Kremlin-backed Yanukovich had claimed victory in the November 21 ballot, despite exit polls showing a clear lead for pro-western opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko, who argued the vote was rigged. Thousands of Yushchenko’s supporters surrounded the commission building in Kiev for a third day of protests in what would become known as the Orange Revolution
13 years ago
24 Nov
2003
At least 32 people, mainly Asian and African students, were killed when fire swept through a hostel at the People's Friendship University in MoscowAt least 32 people, mainly Asian and African students, were killed when fire swept through a hostel at the People's Friendship University in Moscow
14 years ago
24 Nov
2001
Turkey’s Grand National Assembly ratified legal changes that made women equal to men before the law and no longer subject to their husbandsTurkey’s Grand National Assembly ratified legal changes that made women equal to men before the law and no longer subject to their husbands
16 years ago
24 Nov
2000
Germany’s first case of BSE, or mad cow disease, was discovered in a native-born cowGermany’s first case of BSE, or mad cow disease, was discovered in a native-born cow
17 years ago
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24 Nov
1999
U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno said she would not appoint an independent counsel to investigate Vice President Al Gore in connection with phone calls made from the White House to…U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno said she would not appoint an independent counsel to investigate Vice President Al Gore in connection with phone calls made from the White House to raise money for the 1996 presidential campaign
18 years ago
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24 Nov
1998
In her annual speech at Britain's State opening of Parliament, Queen Elizabeth stated the Labour government's intention to abolish the right of hereditary peers to sit in the House…In her annual speech at Britain's State opening of Parliament, Queen Elizabeth stated the Labour government's intention to abolish the right of hereditary peers to sit in the House of Lords
19 years ago
24 Nov
1997
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela began her examination by South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), with testimony by five witnesses who accused her of murderWinnie Madikizela-Mandela began her examination by South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), with testimony by five witnesses who accused her of murder
20 years ago
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24 Nov
1997
Barbara, one of France's most popular singer-composers, whose real name was Monique Serf, died at age 67. She belonged to a French tradition for whom words mattered as much as…Barbara, one of France's most popular singer-composers, whose real name was Monique Serf, died at age 67. She belonged to a French tradition for whom words mattered as much as melody
20 years ago
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