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What happend on April 18th 2007

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Gun battles in Rio leave 19 dead

Wednesday 18th of April 2007, 0:30
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Gun battles between rival drug gangs and police in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro leave 19 people dead.
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First climate debate divides UN

Wednesday 18th of April 2007, 1:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UN Security Council holds its first debate on global warming, but Russia and China criticise the British initiative.
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Japan PM decries mayor's death

Wednesday 18th of April 2007, 3:59
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Nagasaki

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe says the murder of Nagasaki's mayor was unforgivable and a threat to democracy.
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China criticised for 'tiger wine'

Wednesday 18th of April 2007, 5:33
related countries: China China

China comes under fire for allowing thousands of tigers to be bred for the production of "tiger bone wine".
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China launches high-speed trains

Wednesday 18th of April 2007, 6:51
related countries: China China

China begins a new high-speed train service capable of speeds of over 200km/h, in a bid to boost capacity.
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Nigeria parties demand poll delay

Wednesday 18th of April 2007, 7:27
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's opposition calls for Saturday's presidential poll to be postponed, saying state polls were a "sham".
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Australia and US to swap refugees

Wednesday 18th of April 2007, 7:43
related countries: Australia Australia, United States United States

Australia and the US plan to swap 200 asylum seekers a year, in a move designed to deter illegal migrants.
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Ugandan police charge protest MPs

Wednesday 18th of April 2007, 8:21
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Ugandan police fire at protesters opposing plans to clear a forest to grow sugar, as two MPs are charged.
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Egyptian crash kills 16 students

Wednesday 18th of April 2007, 8:37
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

About 16 Egyptian school students are killed in a road accident south of the capital Cairo.
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Dutch brewers fined over cartel

Wednesday 18th of April 2007, 9:41
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch brewers, including Heineken and Grolsch, are fined 273.7m euros by EU regulators for price fixing.
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Poland, Ukraine to host Euro 2012

Wednesday 18th of April 2007, 9:41
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Italy Italy, Poland Poland

Poland and Ukraine are chosen as joint hosts of the 2012 European Championships, as Italy surprisingly misses out.
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Fresh fatalities in Somali clash

Wednesday 18th of April 2007, 10:23
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Fresh clashes in Somalia's capital leave seven people dead as the cabinet meets to discuss government divisions.
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Rice meets Palestinian minister

Wednesday 18th of April 2007, 10:29
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice holds unofficial talks with the Palestinian finance chief.
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Molten metal kills China workers

Wednesday 18th of April 2007, 11:15
related countries: China China

At least 32 people die at a steel factory in China, after being showered with molten metal.
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University 'warned about gunman'

Wednesday 18th of April 2007, 11:21
related countries: United States United States

A professor who taught a US student who shot 32 people dead says she warned officials about him in 2005.
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Funeral for HK's richest woman

Wednesday 18th of April 2007, 11:30
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A lavish funeral is held for Hong Kong's controversial billionaire heiress Nina Wang, who died aged 69.
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Mugabe blames greed for collapse

Wednesday 18th of April 2007, 11:33
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's President Mugabe blames economic woes on "unbridled greed" in an independence day speech.
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Pakistan judge challenges hearing

Wednesday 18th of April 2007, 12:07
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's suspended chief justice says claims he abused his powers should be heard by the Supreme Court.
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Cash pledged for Iraqi refugees

Wednesday 18th of April 2007, 12:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A UN conference on Iraqi refugees closes with millions of dollars pledged to deal with the humanitarian crisis.
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Nigerian army attacks Islamists

Wednesday 18th of April 2007, 12:22
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Kano

Nigerian troops battle armed Islamic militants near Kano, as the opposition threatens to boycott Saturday's polls.
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US concern over Iran Afghan role

Wednesday 18th of April 2007, 12:47
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iran Iran, United States United States

A senior US official expresses growing concern over Iran's involvement with its neighbour Afghanistan.
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Second Indian victim named in US

Wednesday 18th of April 2007, 13:05
related countries: India India, United States United States

An Indian student missing after a massacre at a US university is dead, Indian embassy officials say.
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Pound reaches 26-year dollar high

Wednesday 18th of April 2007, 13:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The UK pound climbs well past the $2 mark, surging to a 26-year high against the troubled US currency.
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Rwanda takes France to UN court

Wednesday 18th of April 2007, 13:44
related countries: France France, Rwanda Rwanda

Rwanda asks the world court to quash French arrest warrants against President Kagame's associates.
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Cricket: Poor Ireland thumped

Wednesday 18th of April 2007, 15:40
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Grenada Grenada, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Ireland's World Cup comes to a sorry end as Sri Lanka beat them by eight wickets with 40 overs to spare in Grenada.
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Three killed at Turkish publisher

Wednesday 18th of April 2007, 16:00
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Three people are killed at a publishing house in eastern Turkey that produced bibles, officials say.
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Kenyan ads move 'attack on press'

Wednesday 18th of April 2007, 16:17
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's government halts ads in an independent daily, after a report linking a minister with an assassination plot.
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Draft of Thai constitution agreed

Wednesday 18th of April 2007, 16:32
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A draft of a new constitution for post-coup Thailand has been agreed, and now faces a referendum.
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US court upholds abortion ban

Wednesday 18th of April 2007, 16:40
related countries: United States United States

The US Supreme Court upholds a ban on the controversial late-term "partial birth abortion" procedure.
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Bangladesh ex-PM vows to go home

Wednesday 18th of April 2007, 16:55
related countries: United States United States, Bangladesh Bangladesh

Former Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina says she still intends to return home, despite a government ban.
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Row over Afghan TV station raid

Wednesday 18th of April 2007, 18:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Staff at an Afghan TV station protest against a raid by police who allegedly assaulted and detained journalists.
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Swiss bosses 'Europe's best paid'

Wednesday 18th of April 2007, 19:43
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss company directors are the best paid in Europe, getting more than twice the average, a survey claims.
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Virginia gunman 'had mental care'

Wednesday 18th of April 2007, 21:01
related countries: United States United States

The student who killed at least 30 people at a US university was admitted to a mental health unit in 2005.
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Up to 200 killed in Baghdad bombs

Wednesday 18th of April 2007, 21:06
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Almost 200 people are killed in car bombs in Baghdad, in the worst violence since a US security operation began.
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Colombia backs ELN truce plan

Wednesday 18th of April 2007, 22:29
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia's government says it is willing to agree to a "temporary and experimental" ceasefire with a rebel group.
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Bush sanctions warning for Sudan

Wednesday 18th of April 2007, 22:47
related countries: Sudan Sudan, United States United States
related places: Darfur

US President Bush says he will impose sanctions on Sudan if a strengthened UN force is not allowed into Darfur soon.
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