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What happend on April 21st 2007

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Taleban issue hostage ultimatum

Saturday 21st of April 2007, 0:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, France France

Taleban insurgents issue demands for the release of two French aid workers kidnapped in Afghanistan.
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Nasa base gunman kills hostage

Saturday 21st of April 2007, 1:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Houston, Texas

A gunman kills a hostage and himself during a stand-off with police at Nasa's Johnson Space Center in Texas.
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British father in Japan for verdict

Saturday 21st of April 2007, 3:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Japan Japan

The father of UK hostess Lucie Blackman flies to Japan to hear the judges' verdict on her alleged killer.
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US warns of attack in Philippines

Saturday 21st of April 2007, 5:31
related countries: Philippines Philippines, Australia Australia, United States United States

The US and Australia warn of a possible terror attack in the Philippines, where hostages were recently beheaded.
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Hopes fade for 'ghost yacht' crew

Saturday 21st of April 2007, 6:10
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Rescuers hunting for the crew of a yacht found off north-east Australia think it has been drifting since Sunday.
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Egyptian jailed for Israel spying

Saturday 21st of April 2007, 9:49
related countries: Canada Canada, Israel Israel, Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

A court in Cairo sentences an Egyptian-Canadian man to 15 years in prison for spying for Israel.
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Talks due on Elgin Marbles return

Saturday 21st of April 2007, 10:14
related countries: Greece Greece, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Athens

Officials from Britain and Greece are to discuss the possibility of returning the Elgin Marbles to Athens.
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Tennis: Clijsters rejects US Open

Saturday 21st of April 2007, 10:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Wimbledon

Kim Clijsters decides against entering the US Open in her final year on tour - but she will play singles and doubles at Wimbledon.
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French pause ahead of first round

Saturday 21st of April 2007, 10:29
related countries: France France

France suspends campaigning for a day of reflection before the first round of presidential elections on Sunday.
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Refugees create new 'Baghdad'

Saturday 21st of April 2007, 11:02
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Lyse Doucet meets the Iraqis making a home from home in the Syrian capital, Damascus.
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Stone to direct Iraq campaign ad

Saturday 21st of April 2007, 11:02
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Controversial film-maker Oliver Stone is to direct a TV ad for a campaign urging a US withdrawal from Iraq.
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Afghanistan's bloody new year

Saturday 21st of April 2007, 11:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Mark Dummett reports on the mood in Afghanistan as the Taleban launch a new offensive.
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Moscow's suburb for billionaires

Saturday 21st of April 2007, 11:05
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports on the secret city just outside Moscow, where hyper-rich Russians bask in Bavarian castles.
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Actor Bana unhurt in rally crash

Saturday 21st of April 2007, 11:55
related countries: Australia Australia

Troy and Munich star Eric Bana crashes while taking part in a car rally in his native Australia.
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Uribe defends rights record

Saturday 21st of April 2007, 12:06
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Miami

Colombia's President Alvaro Uribe defends his human rights record during a visit to Miami.
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Space tourist makes safe return

Saturday 21st of April 2007, 12:56
related countries: Russia Russia

Billionaire space tourist Charles Simonyi and two crew from the international space station return to Earth.
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Slow start for Nigerian elections

Saturday 21st of April 2007, 13:57
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Many Nigerian polling stations open late amid tight security for landmark presidential elections.
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Taleban uses boy to behead 'spy'

Saturday 21st of April 2007, 14:13
related countries: United States United States

The Taleban uses a boy aged about 12 to carry out the beheading of a man they say was spying for the US.
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Bhutan holds fake national poll

Saturday 21st of April 2007, 17:17
related countries: Bhutan Bhutan

The tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan stages a mock election as it takes steps to end 100 years of monarchy.
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French paedophilia appeals heard

Saturday 21st of April 2007, 17:49
related countries: France France

A French appeal court upholds the conviction of 11 people in an infamous paedophilia case but acquits one.
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Castro resumes official business

Saturday 21st of April 2007, 17:56
related countries: Cuba Cuba, China China

Cuba's Fidel Castro meets a Chinese delegate in what is thought to be his first official act since illness.
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Palestinian militants shot dead

Saturday 21st of April 2007, 18:35
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Three Palestinian militants are shot dead by Israeli troops in the West Bank, local officials say.
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Sunni leader attacks Iraq wall

Saturday 21st of April 2007, 18:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A top Sunni leader says a US project to build a wall around a Sunni area in Baghdad will breed more strife.
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Nasa killer 'had bad job review'

Saturday 21st of April 2007, 20:36
related countries: United States United States

The Nasa gunman who killed himself and a colleague blamed his victim for a poor work review, US police say.
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Football: Lyon pick up sixth title

Saturday 21st of April 2007, 20:48
related countries: France France
related places: Rennes, Lyon, Toulouse

Lyon are crowned French champions for the sixth successive season after nearest rivals Toulouse lost at Rennes.
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England win in last-over thriller

Saturday 21st of April 2007, 22:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Brian Lara's final international ends in defeat as England clinch a one-wicket win over West Indies with one ball left.
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Cricket: Lara in emotional exit

Saturday 21st of April 2007, 22:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

West Indies captain Brian Lara is in emotional mood after defeat to England ended his international career.
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Crew missing in Chile boat fire

Saturday 21st of April 2007, 23:39
related countries: Chile Chile

At least one person dies and eight are missing after a fire breaks out on a boat west of the coast of Chile.
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