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CERN has managed to trap antihydrogen atoms for the first time.

The antimatter version of a hydrogen atom has been held in place for the first time, allowing the study of fundamental physics, scientists say.

The Lancet

A study published by "The Lancet" medical journal describes how short blasts of radio waves to the kidney may help regulate blood pressure.

A short blast of radio waves to the kidneys can help control high blood pressure in patients who do not respond to medication, a study shows.


Facebook inadvertently disabled some users' accounts when a system designed to detect fake accounts malfunctioned. The problem has since been resolved.

US Senator

Senator Lisa Murkowski wins the Alaska senate election becoming the first successful write-in candidate to be elected since 1954.

State of emergency

A state of emergency is declared in Guinea after post election violence.


The Republican and Democratic party caucuses in the United States House of Representatives hold leadership elections. Nancy Pelosi of the Democrats is elected as Minority Leader when the new House sits in January with John Boehner to become Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.

Cook Islands

People in the Pacific island nation of Cook Islands go to the polls for the general election as well as a referendum on reducing the number of MPs.

Organ trafficking

Major South African health-care provider pleads guilty to using Israeli-linked organ trafficking syndicate.

Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani

Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani is convicted on one count of conspiracy in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York for his role in the 1998 United States embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya.

The first former Guantánamo detainee tried in a civilian court was acquitted of all but one charge in the bombings of American Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.


Italian police arrest fugitive Camorra crime boss Antonio Iovine.

Italian police seize a top mafia boss of the Camorra organised crime syndicate as he attempts to escape by jumping off a balcony north of Naples.

Janni Letta

Italian Vice Prime Minister Janni Letta held talks with visiting Head of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO) Hamid Baqaei.


Floods and gale-force winds cause widespread disruption and damage across the United Kingdom county of Cornwall.

More than 100 homes are evacuated in Cornwall as heavy rain and gale-force winds cause widespread flooding and travel disruption.

Economy of the United States

The Chicago Climate Exchange announces that it will close its cap-and-trade market, given the death of supportive legislation in the U.S. Senate.

Economy of the United States

Core Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded a 0.6% rise for the year, marking the slowest increase in prices since records began in 1957.

Economy of the United States

Mortgage applications declined by 14% in the week ending 12 November, the biggest drop this year.

The number of U.S. mortgage applications dropped last week by the most this year as an increase in borrowing costs caused refinancing to plunge.

Economy of the United States

New home construction fell to its lowest level since April 2009.

United States

A United States bankruptcy judge orders Bank of America to return $500 million it seized from the bank accounts of the defunct Lehman Brothers trading firm a few weeks before Lehman declared bankruptcy in 2008.

Barclays Plc said disputes over an $11 billion profit it allegedly made buying bankrupt Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.’s brokerage may not all be resolved in a current trial and might need “further adjudication.”

European Union

EU finance ministers downplay the importance of talks on a potential bailout for Ireland, claiming that no detailed discussions were held on the issue

European finance ministers say they did not hold detailed discussions on a potential bail-out for the Irish Republic at a meeting in Brussels.


Russia to give 6 choppers, 31 tanks and 500,000 munitions to Lebanon.

Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Tuesday wrapped up a two-day official visit to Russia, after talks with President Dmitry Medvedev that tackled the situations in the Middle East, the stalled peace process and the means of boosting...


A Roman settlement filled with ancient artifacts and human remains is unearthed at a construction site in London.

A Roman settlement filled with ancient artefacts and human remains is found on a west London building site.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1

Thirty-six minutes of the film "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1" is leaked.

African Union

At least 21 people die in a fight between an armed group and African Union peacekeepers in Mogadishu, Somalia.

At least 21 people killed and many more injured after fighters clash with African Union peacekeepers in Mogadishu.


Israel approves plans to withdraw IDF troops from the northern half of Ghajar, a village on the Israeli-Lebanese border.

Israel approves plans to withdraw its troops from the northern half of a village deemed by the UN to be inside Lebanon, Israeli officials say.


Germany heightens its police security presence at its airports after identifying "concrete indications" that a terrorist attack is planned for the end of November

Germany tightens security at airports and railway stations in light of "concrete indications" of terrorist attacks being planned for the end of November.

Alpha Condé's

After Alpha Condé was declared the first democratically elected president of Guinea, at least nine people have been killed during riots in Guinea’s capital, Conakry.