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What happend on August 23rd 2007

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Estonian man on genocide charge

Thursday 23rd of August 2007, 0:02
related countries: Estonia Estonia

A former Soviet official is charged with genocide for allegedly organising deportations to Siberia.
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Texas carries out 400th execution

Thursday 23rd of August 2007, 2:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Texas

The US state of Texas executes its 400th prisoner since the reintroduction of the death penalty in 1976.
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Japan executes three prisoners

Thursday 23rd of August 2007, 4:03
related countries: Japan Japan

Three prisoners on death row in Japan have been executed, the country's justice ministry says.
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Democrats' anger at Bush Iraq speech

Thursday 23rd of August 2007, 4:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Vietnam Vietnam, United States United States
related places: Bush

Leading Democrats criticise the US president's speech in which he compared the Iraq war to Vietnam.
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Pakistan ex-premier eyes return

Thursday 23rd of August 2007, 5:20
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's Supreme Court resumes hearings on a petition by ex-PM Nawaz Sharif to return to the country.
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Burma activists protest over fuel

Thursday 23rd of August 2007, 6:23
related countries: Burma Burma

Pro-democracy activists in Burma take part in a third protest against a recent fuel price rise.
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Britain bans Gaza football team

Thursday 23rd of August 2007, 6:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Gaza football team is banned from playing in Britain, because officials believe they may not return home.
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Japan activist posts finger to PM

Thursday 23rd of August 2007, 9:05
related countries: Japan Japan

A Japanese man posts his cut off finger to the ruling party in protest at the PM's failure to visit a controversial shrine.
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Congolese return from Uganda

Thursday 23rd of August 2007, 9:19
related countries: Uganda Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Most of the 10,000 Congolese who fled into Uganda have now gone home, says the UN refugee agency.
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Arroyo visits soldiers in south

Thursday 23rd of August 2007, 10:11
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Philippine President Gloria Arroyo visits troops engaged in an offensive against militants in the south.
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'Arson' at Tel Aviv crematorium

Thursday 23rd of August 2007, 10:13
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Tel Aviv

A commercial crematorium in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv is seriously damaged in a suspected arson attack.
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European stocks echo upward trend

Thursday 23rd of August 2007, 10:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Asia

European stocks rise, following stocks in Asia and the US as shares recover from recent losses.
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Old age 'no barrier' to sex life

Thursday 23rd of August 2007, 10:48
related countries: United States United States

A US study finds significant numbers of people in their 70s and 80s say they are having sex regularly.
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Fights erupt in Bolivian Congress

Thursday 23rd of August 2007, 10:55
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Members of Congress in Bolivia exchange blows as a debate over control of the judiciary boils over.
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Three dead in Afghan bomb

Thursday 23rd of August 2007, 11:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least three people are killed in a bomb attack on a police convoy in southern Afghanistan, officials say.
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S Africa row over 'missing' funds

Thursday 23rd of August 2007, 11:31
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Relations are strained between political allies of South Africa's ruling ANC over a missing $70,000 donation.
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Two held over UK boy's death

Thursday 23rd of August 2007, 11:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Liverpool

Police investigating the murder of an 11-year-old boy shot in Liverpool arrest two teenagers.
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Dean raises flood fears in Mexico

Thursday 23rd of August 2007, 12:32
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Veracruz

The remnants of Hurricane Dean cause torrential rain in parts of Mexico, raising fears of flooding and mudslides.
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Brazil prisoners burnt to death

Thursday 23rd of August 2007, 12:49
related countries: Botswana Botswana

At least 20 prisoners in a Brazilian jail burn to death after fellow inmates set fire to mattresses, police say.
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Table Mountain 'needs SA army'

Thursday 23rd of August 2007, 12:54
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Cape Town

South Africa's military is needed to fight crime on Cape Town's Table Mountain, the city authorities say.
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Iraqi sheikh 'killed by al-Qaeda'

Thursday 23rd of August 2007, 13:03
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

A local Sunni leader in the Iraqi province of Diyala, who opposed al-Qaeda in Iraq, is killed by the group, police say.
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Ransom paid to free Danish ship

Thursday 23rd of August 2007, 13:23
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Somalia Somalia

The crew of a Danish cargo ship held by Somali pirates were freed after its owners paid a ransom, officials say.
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India now Nokia's second market

Thursday 23rd of August 2007, 13:32
related countries: United States United States, India India, China China

India has overtaken the US to become mobile phone giant Nokia's second largest sales market after China.
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Anger at Malaysia 'Jesus cartoon'

Thursday 23rd of August 2007, 13:42
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A Malaysian magazine comes under fire for publishing an image of Jesus apparently smoking and drinking.
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EU to end British meat export ban

Thursday 23rd of August 2007, 13:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

EU vets agree to lift the ban on UK meat and animal product exports, imposed after the foot-and-mouth outbreak.
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Curfew re-imposed in Bangladesh

Thursday 23rd of August 2007, 13:54
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Dhaka

A curfew imposed in Bangladesh after days of student-led unrest resumes after being temporarily lifted.
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US judge upholds $300m BA fine

Thursday 23rd of August 2007, 14:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A US judge upholds a $300m fine against British Airways for trying to fix the price of fuel surcharges.
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Tennis: Henman to retire

Thursday 23rd of August 2007, 15:07
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Tim Henman will retire after Great Britain's Davis Cup match against Croatia at Wimbledon next month.
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Congolese mourn their Rumba king

Thursday 23rd of August 2007, 15:14
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
related places: Rumba

Thousands of fans take to the streets of DR Congo's capital to mourn veteran singer Madilu System.
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Hungary in asylum spat with Cuba

Thursday 23rd of August 2007, 15:24
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Hungary angrily rejects criticism from Cuba over its decision to grant asylum to 29 Cubans.
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Football: Heinze & Robben to Real

Thursday 23rd of August 2007, 15:50
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Real

Real Madrid complete the signings of Premier League duo Gabriel Heinze and Arjen Robben.
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German hostage appeals for help

Thursday 23rd of August 2007, 16:05
related countries: Germany Germany

A German engineer held hostage by the Taleban appeals for help in a video, reports say.
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Exiled Pakistani PM 'to go home'

Thursday 23rd of August 2007, 16:46
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's exiled former PM Nawaz Sharif vows to go home soon, after a top court rules in his favour.
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'No hope' for 181 Chinese miners

Thursday 23rd of August 2007, 16:50
related countries: China China

A senior provincial official in China admits there is "no hope" for 181 coal miners trapped for nearly a week.
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Iran shuts down barber shops

Thursday 23rd of August 2007, 17:06
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Iranian police close more than 20 barbers' shops in Tehran for offering Western hairstyles for men.
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Nepal nationalises royal palaces

Thursday 23rd of August 2007, 17:24
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Nepal's government says major royal properties inherited by King Gyanendra are to be nationalised.
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New US doubts on Iraq government

Thursday 23rd of August 2007, 20:10
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A US intelligence study expresses serious doubts about Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki's ability to unite Iraq.
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Cuban leader Castro 'very well'

Thursday 23rd of August 2007, 20:14
related countries: Cuba Cuba

President Fidel Castro is doing well and determined to fully recover his health, a top Cuban official says.
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