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China warns Japan on shrine trips

Wednesday 4th of April 2007, 5:51
related countries: Japan Japan, China China
related places: Tokyo

China's Premier Wen Jiabao reportedly urges Japan's PM not to visit a key war shrine, ahead of his visit to Tokyo.
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Chinese bank in $3bn listing

Wednesday 4th of April 2007, 7:09
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, China China
related places: Shanghai

China's CITIC Bank launches a $3bn initial public offering on the Shanghai and Hong Kong stock exchanges.
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Aid effort gears up for Solomons

Wednesday 4th of April 2007, 7:12
related countries: Solomon Islands Solomon Islands

International aid slowly begins to arrive in the tsunami-hit Solomons Islands, where the death toll remains unclear.
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Maradona's health 'improving'

Wednesday 4th of April 2007, 7:42
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentine ex-football star Diego Maradona's health is improving but he will stay in hospital for two more weeks.
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Tendulkar 'hurt' by attitude row

Wednesday 4th of April 2007, 7:55
related countries: India India

Sachin Tendulkar reacts angrily to claims coach Greg Chappell has questioned the attitude of top players.
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Tamil Tigers 'never backed truce'

Wednesday 4th of April 2007, 7:59
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A breakaway Sri Lankan rebel leader says the Tamil Tigers were never serious about the 2002 ceasefire.
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Hong Kong's richest woman dies

Wednesday 4th of April 2007, 8:25
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong's controversial billionaire heiress Nina Wang has died at the age of 69, her spokesman says.
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Colombia seeks Israelis' arrests

Wednesday 4th of April 2007, 9:22
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Interpol issues arrest warrants for three Israelis wanted in Colombia for the alleged training of paramilitaries.
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Scottish hostage freed in Nigeria

Wednesday 4th of April 2007, 9:51
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Scottish oil worker kidnapped in Nigeria at the weekend has been released, BBC Scotland learns.
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N Korea nuclear deadline in doubt

Wednesday 4th of April 2007, 9:57
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Asian diplomats voice doubts North Korea will meet an April deadline to shut a nuclear plant, part of a landmark deal.
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Call for Bangladesh poll schedule

Wednesday 4th of April 2007, 10:15
related countries: United States United States, Bangladesh Bangladesh

The US Ambassador to Bangladesh calls for a timetable for the restoration of democracy in the country.
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Italian firms win Yukos auction

Wednesday 4th of April 2007, 10:15
related countries: Italy Italy, Russia Russia

Italy's energy giants Eni and Enel win the latest auction of assets from bankrupt Russian oil firm Yukos.
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Sarkozy refuses internet debate

Wednesday 4th of April 2007, 11:11
related countries: France France

A top candidate in France's presidential poll suggests an internet debate, but Nicolas Sarkozy says No.
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Castro in new US biofuel attack

Wednesday 4th of April 2007, 11:13
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States

Cuban leader Fidel Castro condemns US plans to use more biofuels, in his second newspaper article in a week.
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Darfur asylum seekers win appeal

Wednesday 4th of April 2007, 11:17
related countries: Sudan Sudan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government's plans to send failed asylum seekers back to Sudan's Darfur region are blocked by senior judges.
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Iran 'access' to Iraq detainees

Wednesday 4th of April 2007, 11:30
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Iran Iran

Iran is being allowed access to five Iranians held in Iraq since January, the country's state media reports.
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Surprise as Delta hostages freed

Wednesday 4th of April 2007, 11:46
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Niger Niger

All the foreign hostages abducted in Nigeria's volatile Niger Delta within the last month are freed.
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Tamil Tigers' sea HQ 'destroyed'

Wednesday 4th of April 2007, 11:51
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan air force says it has destroyed the headquarters of Tamil Tiger rebels' sea force.
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UK sees promise in Iran contacts

Wednesday 4th of April 2007, 11:57
related countries: Iran Iran

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair believes Iran wants direct talks to end the navy crew crisis, UK officials say.
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Chappell quits as coach of India

Wednesday 4th of April 2007, 12:32
related countries: India India

Greg Chappell resigns as India coach following their disastrous World Cup campaign in the West Indies.
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Bosnian Serb jailed for 15 years

Wednesday 4th of April 2007, 13:19
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

A Bosnian Serb is jailed for 15 years for the rape and torture of Muslim women during the war in the former Yugoslavia.
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'Many killed' in Pakistan clash

Wednesday 4th of April 2007, 14:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 44 people are killed in fierce fighting in Pakistan's tribal region of South Waziristan, officials say.
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Call to release Afghan reporter

Wednesday 4th of April 2007, 14:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Journalists working in Kabul appeal to the Taleban to release a reporter kidnapped almost a month ago.
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Poland 'may lift EU-Russia veto'

Wednesday 4th of April 2007, 15:14
related countries: Russia Russia, Poland Poland
related places: Warsaw, Moscow

The European Commission says Warsaw may reconsider its veto on a partnership agreement with Moscow
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S Africa memorial for Woolmer

Wednesday 4th of April 2007, 15:55
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Jamaica Jamaica

A memorial service is held in Cape Town for Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer, believed murdered in Jamaica.
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Compensation warning to airlines

Wednesday 4th of April 2007, 16:10
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Brussels gives airlines and governments six months to ensure passengers get proper payouts for delayed flights.
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PM supporters throng Kiev streets

Wednesday 4th of April 2007, 16:22
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Thousands of supporters of Ukraine's Prime Minister protest over a political crisis which is splitting the country.
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Obama fundraising rivals Clinton

Wednesday 4th of April 2007, 17:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Clinton

US Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama raises $25m in campaign money, rivalling Hilary Clinton's fund.
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S Africa memorial for Woolmer

Wednesday 4th of April 2007, 17:17
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Jamaica Jamaica

A memorial service is held in Cape Town for Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer, believed murdered in Jamaica.
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Israelis kill gunman in Gaza raid

Wednesday 4th of April 2007, 17:32
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Security sources say Israeli troops entered the Gaza Strip and shot dead a Palestinian in clashes with gunmen.
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Taleban seize French pair

Wednesday 4th of April 2007, 18:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, France France

A Taleban spokesman says militants have kidnapped two French aid workers in south-western Afghanistan.
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Jakarta votes for cemetery perk

Wednesday 4th of April 2007, 19:12
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Councillors in the Indonesian capital pass a law rewarding officials with free burial plots in prime locations.
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Eritrea bans female circumcision

Wednesday 4th of April 2007, 19:29
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea

Eritrea has abolished the life-threatening practice of female circumcision, its information ministry says.
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Iranians release British sailors

Wednesday 4th of April 2007, 20:24
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Iran Iran, Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon, United States United States

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says 15 British naval personnel captured in the Gulf are being freed.
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Cricket: England pipped by Sri L

Wednesday 4th of April 2007, 21:40
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A seventh-wicket stand of 87 between Ravi Bopara and Paul Nixon almost snatches victory but England fall two runs short against Sri Lanka.
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Iraq extends new security drive

Wednesday 4th of April 2007, 21:56
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Iraq says it is extending the current security drive beyond Baghdad to areas outside the capital.
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US Democrat Pelosi in Syria talks

Wednesday 4th of April 2007, 22:17
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Damascus, White House

Syria is ready to resume peace talks with Israel, top US Democrat Nancy Pelosi says after talks in Damascus.
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Thailand blocks YouTube access

Wednesday 4th of April 2007, 23:24
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand's government bans access to the YouTube website over material critical of the country's king.
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