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What happend on April 27th 2007

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Nationwide power cut hits Colombia

Friday 27th of April 2007, 0:04
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A nationwide blackout in Colombia cuts power to commercial centres and causes traffic chaos.
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China names new foreign minister

Friday 27th of April 2007, 4:09
related countries: China China

China appoints Yang Jiechi, a former ambassador to Washington, as its new foreign minister.
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Democrat hopefuls at one on Iraq

Friday 27th of April 2007, 4:45
related countries: United States United States

Democratic contenders for the 2008 US presidential election attack President Bush's Iraq policy in a TV debate.
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Abe explains sex slave comments

Friday 27th of April 2007, 6:26
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe says comments over WWII sex slaves were misunderstood, as his US trip continues.
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Estonia removes Soviet memorial

Friday 27th of April 2007, 8:27
related countries: Estonia Estonia
related places: Tallinn

Estonia removes a Soviet war memorial in Tallinn amid violent clashes, sparking an angry Russian reaction.
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Iraq criticises US pull-out vote

Friday 27th of April 2007, 8:31
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Iraq's government says the US Senate's approval of a bill requiring troop withdrawals sends "negative" signals.
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Somalia is 'worst refugee crisis'

Friday 27th of April 2007, 9:13
related countries: Somalia Somalia

More people have been displaced in Somalia in recent months than anywhere in the world, the UN says.
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US objected to end of BAE inquiry

Friday 27th of April 2007, 9:57
related countries: United States United States

The US issued a formal diplomatic protest against the ending of the SFO inquiry into BAE, the BBC understands.
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Anger at Pakistan burka play ban

Friday 27th of April 2007, 10:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The head of a Pakistani theatre group says that she is astonished by a government ban on a play about burkas.
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Pakistan 'tops death row league'

Friday 27th of April 2007, 10:29
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan has more death row inmates than any other country, human rights group Amnesty International says.
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China and Taiwan in Olympics row

Friday 27th of April 2007, 10:51
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, China China

China's government expresses surprise at Taiwan's rejection of its position on the Olympic torch relay route.
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Russian chopper crash 'kills 17'

Friday 27th of April 2007, 11:18
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian military helicopter crashes in the troubled republic of Chechnya, with 17 people reported killed.
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Ex-CIA chief pens critical memoir

Friday 27th of April 2007, 11:31
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Ex-CIA head George Tenet says there was no proper debate in the run-up to the Iraq war, in a new book.
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Cello maestro Rostropovich dies

Friday 27th of April 2007, 11:45
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's world-famous musician and human rights defender Mstislav Rostropovich dies aged 80.
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Ranbaxy quarterly profits surge

Friday 27th of April 2007, 11:48
related countries: India India

India's largest drugs company, Ranbaxy, sees its net profits surge by nearly 80% in the first quarter of 2007, it says.
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Wanted Nigeria governor wins case

Friday 27th of April 2007, 12:26
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Impeached governor Joshua Dariye, who is in hiding, should be reinstated, Nigeria's Supreme Court rules.
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Sarkozy under fire in media row

Friday 27th of April 2007, 12:36
related countries: France France

France's defeated centrist attacks presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy, blaming him for cancelling a TV debate.
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Somalis clear away bodies

Friday 27th of April 2007, 12:48
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Residents of the Somali capital start to clear away the bodies of those killed in nine days of fierce battles.
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Blair wants end to 'abstract' EU

Friday 27th of April 2007, 13:00
related countries: Poland Poland

The EU needs to focus on issues of concern to its citizens, rather than spend years on "abstract constitutional debate", the UK prime minister says.
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Indian investment in London jumps

Friday 27th of April 2007, 14:31
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: London

India is now the second-largest source of foreign direct investment in London behind the US, a survey says.
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Spanish court charges US soldiers

Friday 27th of April 2007, 14:47
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States, Spain Spain

A Spanish judge charges three US soldiers in connection with the killing of a Spanish journalist in Iraq in 2003.
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Record euro high against dollar

Friday 27th of April 2007, 14:52
related countries: United States United States

The dollar hits a new low against the euro on news that the US economy is growing at its slowest rate for four years.
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Saudis foil 'air attack plotters'

Friday 27th of April 2007, 15:09
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia says it has foiled a plot by militants to carry out suicide air attacks on oil plants and military bases.
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Soyinka urges new Nigeria polls

Friday 27th of April 2007, 15:48
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka joins those calling for the presidential election to be cancelled.
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US officer condemns Iraq war

Friday 27th of April 2007, 16:46
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A serving senior American officer criticises the US military leadership over its preparation for and handling of the Iraq war.
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Rebels killed in Congo offensive

Friday 27th of April 2007, 17:02
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda Rwanda

The DR Congo army says it has killed 22 Rwandan rebels during an operation to secure a road in the east.
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Putin steps up missiles warning

Friday 27th of April 2007, 17:16
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Russian President Vladimir Putin says US missile defence plans raise the risk of "mutual destruction".
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Japan-US talks pressure N Korea

Friday 27th of April 2007, 18:03
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Japan Japan, United States United States

The leaders of Japan and the US strengthen calls for North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons programme.
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US holds 'senior al-Qaeda figure'

Friday 27th of April 2007, 18:27
related countries: United States United States

The US has arrested one of al-Qaeda's top operatives and is holding him at Guantanamo Bay, the Pentagon says.
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Polygamous lesbians flee Sharia

Friday 27th of April 2007, 18:52
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Kano

A Nigerian lesbian goes into hiding from Islamic police with the four women she "married" at a huge ceremony.
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Colombia hostages shown on tape

Friday 27th of April 2007, 19:49
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Left-wing rebels in Colombia release video footage of a group of politicians who were abducted five years ago.
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Estonia memorial move 'blasphemy'

Friday 27th of April 2007, 19:53
related countries: Russia Russia, Estonia Estonia

Russia condemns the removal of a Red Army war memorial in Estonia, sparking clashes between police and protesters.
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UN lifts Liberia diamond sale ban

Friday 27th of April 2007, 21:26
related countries: Liberia Liberia

The United Nations Security Council lifts the ban on the export of diamonds from Liberia it imposed in 2001.
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Canada lowers climate goal

Friday 27th of April 2007, 21:53
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada unveils its strategy on climate change, but acknowledges it will not meet its Kyoto targets.
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Army 'concerned' by Turkey vote

Friday 27th of April 2007, 22:06
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's army warns against questioning the country's secular system after a disputed presidential vote in parliament.
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Computer simulates mouse brain

Friday 27th of April 2007, 23:59
related countries: United States United States

Half a virtual mouse brain is built on a supercomputer by IBM researchers in the United States.
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