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What happend on August 16th 2007

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Court to hear Pakistan ex-PM plea

Thursday 16th of August 2007, 6:41
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's Supreme Court is to hear a petition by former PM Nawaz Sharif seeking the right to return for elections.
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China plans safety talks with US

Thursday 16th of August 2007, 6:53
related countries: United States United States

China says it will send delegations to the US to discuss safety concerns, after a spate of product recalls.
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Pakistan MP in blood feud case

Thursday 16th of August 2007, 8:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Supreme Court in Pakistan orders arrest of an MP for alleged involvement in the marriages of five minor girls.
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Drug bust arrests in Mauritania

Thursday 16th of August 2007, 8:46
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania, Mexico Mexico

Authorities in Mauritania say they have arrested a Spaniard and Mexican in the country's biggest ever drug bust.
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India probe into 'fake' killing

Thursday 16th of August 2007, 9:21
related countries: India India

The government in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh probes an alleged extra judicial killing of a man shown on TV.
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Nigeria kidnap girl's father dies

Thursday 16th of August 2007, 9:36
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The father of a three-year-old girl kidnapped in Nigeria dies of a heart attack a month after his daughter's ordeal.
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Sudan lifts a rebel's travel ban

Thursday 16th of August 2007, 9:54
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Sudan Sudan

Sudan is to allow a sick Darfur rebel chief on its wanted list to travel to Kenya for treatment, the UN says.
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Venezuela head outlines changes

Thursday 16th of August 2007, 10:05
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

President Chavez proposes changes to Venezuela's constitution, including an end to presidential term limits.
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US and Israel in $30bn arms deal

Thursday 16th of August 2007, 10:26
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

The US signs an arms agreement that will provide Israel with $30bn of military aid over the next 10 years.
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Bid to reopen Munir murder case

Thursday 16th of August 2007, 10:26
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Prosecutors ask to reopen a case against the sole suspect in the death of Indonesian rights activist Munir Thalib.
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Scores killed in Peru earthquake

Thursday 16th of August 2007, 11:27
related countries: Peru Peru
related places: Lima

A powerful earthquake hits the coast of Peru, killing more than 330 people and injuring hundreds more.
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Nigeria illegal toothpaste alert

Thursday 16th of August 2007, 11:32
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigerian authorities crack down on foreign-made toothpastes following the discovery of a harmful agent.
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N Korea floods kill more than 220

Thursday 16th of August 2007, 11:44
related countries: North Korea North Korea

At least 220 people have been killed and 82 are still missing after severe floods in North Korea, the Red Cross says.
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Gun battles in Nigeria oil city

Thursday 16th of August 2007, 12:06
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Port Harcourt

Heavy fighting between armed gangs and the military is reported in Nigeria's oil city of Port Harcourt.
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EU to probe credit agencies

Thursday 16th of August 2007, 12:14
related countries: United States United States

The EU will review credit rating agencies amid concern over their response to the US sub-prime crisis.
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Zimbabweans urged to keep peace

Thursday 16th of August 2007, 12:15
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, Zambia Zambia

Zambian leader calls on Zimbabweans to maintain peace at the opening of a southern African summit.
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PNG 'sorry' for cannibal killings

Thursday 16th of August 2007, 12:35
related countries: Fiji Fiji, Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

The descendants of cannibals in Papua New Guinea apologise for the murders of four Fijian missionaries in 1878.
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Indian MPs criticise nuclear deal

Thursday 16th of August 2007, 12:42
related countries: India India, United States United States
related places: Delhi

Indian politicians protest after the US reportedly says Delhi does not have a right to test nuclear weapons.
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US agencies boost satellite use

Thursday 16th of August 2007, 13:32
related countries: United States United States

US agencies get wider access to spy satellites to boost national security and disaster response, officials say.
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A380 to enter service in October

Thursday 16th of August 2007, 15:11
related countries: Singapore Singapore

The first commercial flight of Airbus' A380 super-jumbo will take place on 25 October, says Singapore Airlines.
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French pleas over Betancourt

Thursday 16th of August 2007, 15:20
related countries: Colombia Colombia

The family of hostage Ingrid Betancourt urge international action to end her long ordeal in Colombia.
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Afghan clashes 'hit Taleban hard'

Thursday 16th of August 2007, 15:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US and Afghan forces inflict heavy casualties on militants in an offensive near the Pakistani border, officials say.
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Fears over rising Iraq bomb toll

Thursday 16th of August 2007, 16:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's interior ministry says at least 400 people died in Tuesday's deadly bombing - but the figure is disputed.
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Uganda, DR Congo to survey border

Thursday 16th of August 2007, 16:28
related countries: Uganda Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Uganda and DR Congo have agreed to re-survey a disputed border running through oil-rich Lake Albert.
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Iraqi leaders form new alliance

Thursday 16th of August 2007, 16:31
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Shia and Kurdish ministers announce a new alliance in an effort to break Iraq's political paralysis.
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Cricket: India beat Scotland

Thursday 16th of August 2007, 16:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Glasgow

India beat Scotland by seven wickets in the first one-day international between the teams in Glasgow.
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Botswana pilots anger at HIV move

Thursday 16th of August 2007, 17:18
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Pilots in Botswana react angrily to new regulations that mean they could face the sack if they have HIV.
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Iran guards reject US terror list

Thursday 16th of August 2007, 17:46
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Iran's Revolutionary Guards denounce as "worthless" reported US plans to list the force as a terrorist unit.
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Italian police fear gang vendetta

Thursday 16th of August 2007, 17:51
related countries: Italy Italy, Germany Germany

Italian police search a village linked to the six men shot dead in Germany in a possible crime gang vendetta.
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US army suicides hit 26-year high

Thursday 16th of August 2007, 18:06
related countries: United States United States

At least 99 US soldiers killed themselves last year, the US army's highest suicide rate in 26 years, a report says.
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Attorney general arrested in Gaza

Thursday 16th of August 2007, 18:20
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Hamas forces briefly hold the Fatah-allied Palestinian attorney general in the Gaza Strip, officials say.
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Greece heads for snap elections

Thursday 16th of August 2007, 19:18
related countries: Greece Greece

Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis is set to call a snap parliamentary election next month.
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Tennis: Roddick falls to Ferrer

Thursday 16th of August 2007, 19:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Ferrer beats defending champion Andy Roddick at the Cincinnati Masters, as Britain's Jamie Murray goes out of the doubles.
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Rescuers search Peru quake rubble

Thursday 16th of August 2007, 19:30
related countries: Peru Peru

Rescuers struggle to cope after a strong earthquake in Peru leaves at least 437 dead and many more injured.
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Energy key at Shanghai summit

Thursday 16th of August 2007, 19:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan, Russia Russia, China China
related places: Bishkek

Leaders of China, Russia and Central Asia states agree on greater co-operation on energy and security.
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Padilla guilty in US terror trial

Thursday 16th of August 2007, 20:45
related countries: United States United States

US citizen Jose Padilla and two co-defendants are found guilty of supporting extremists and plotting to kill people.
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Zimbabwe stampede kills two

Thursday 16th of August 2007, 21:55
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Two people are crushed to death in Zimbabwe after a crowd of shoppers rushes to buy sugar.
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US supports Pakistani moderates

Thursday 16th of August 2007, 23:55
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The US says it is talking to all main parties in Pakistan to encourage moderates ahead of elections due this year.
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