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What happend on February 1st 2007

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Mexicans stage tortilla protest

Thursday 1st of February 2007, 1:56
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Tens of thousands of Mexicans join a march in Mexico City to protest against the rising price of tortillas.
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Four die in India refinery fire

Thursday 1st of February 2007, 4:48
related countries: India India

Four die and 18 are wounded in an oil refinery fire in the western Indian state of Gujarat, officials say.
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HK's Tsang seeks new term

Thursday 1st of February 2007, 5:25
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang formally announces that he will run for a second term in office.
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Poultry ban enforced in Jakarta

Thursday 1st of February 2007, 6:44
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Jakarta

New rules take effect in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, banning people from keeping domestic birds.
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US warns Iran on Iraq insurgents

Thursday 1st of February 2007, 7:09
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Iran Iran, United States United States

The US issues a further warning to Iran, telling Tehran to stop helping Iraqi militants make lethal bombs.
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UK air tax rise comes into force

Thursday 1st of February 2007, 7:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Laws doubling the passenger duty people must pay when taking flights from the UK have come into force.
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India media upbeat on Tata's win

Thursday 1st of February 2007, 7:33
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, India India

The Indian media hails firm Tata for winning a $12.1bn bid to take over Anglo-Dutch steelmaker Corus.
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China bans some Yangtze fishing

Thursday 1st of February 2007, 8:07
related countries: China China

China bans commercial fishing for three months along a stretch of the Yangtze River in a bid to protect fish stocks.
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Probe into Boston ad stunt chaos

Thursday 1st of February 2007, 8:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Boston

US police investigate a media company after its advertising campaign causes a major security scare in Boston.
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Norfolk Island murder trial opens

Thursday 1st of February 2007, 9:39
related countries: Norfolk Island Norfolk Island, New Zealand New Zealand

A New Zealand man goes on trial on the remote Norfolk Island, charged with the first murder there in 150 years.
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UK 'terror plot' suspects quizzed

Thursday 1st of February 2007, 9:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British anti-terror police question nine suspects over an alleged plot to kidnap a member of the armed forces.
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France's smoking ban takes effect

Thursday 1st of February 2007, 9:58
related countries: France France

France becomes the latest European country to introduce a ban on smoking in workplaces.
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UK visa screening 'unfair on HIV'

Thursday 1st of February 2007, 11:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Screening for TB by the United Kingdom discriminates against Kenyans with HIV, say Aids activists.
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Russian shock at 'gagged' babies

Thursday 1st of February 2007, 11:13
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Yekaterinburg

Russian prosecutors look into allegations babies in a Yekaterinburg hospital had their mouths taped shut.
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Battle to save Congo's endangered turtles

Thursday 1st of February 2007, 12:46
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, China China

John James reports on the extraordinary leatherback turtles and the invasion of Chinese workers in the Congo.
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Top Assam Congress leader killed

Thursday 1st of February 2007, 13:03
related countries: India India

A senior Congress party leader in the Indian state of Assam is killed by suspected separatists, police say.
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French farmer aims for presidency

Thursday 1st of February 2007, 13:05
related countries: France France

Militant French farmer Jose Bove says he will stand in the presidential race if he can muster enough support.
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Burundi to join Somalia force

Thursday 1st of February 2007, 13:09
related countries: Somalia Somalia, Malawi Malawi

Burundi offers to contribute 1,000 troops to the proposed African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia.
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Putin hits back at energy critics

Thursday 1st of February 2007, 13:37
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's President Putin denies claims that Russia is using its energy exports as a foreign policy tool.
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Exxon Mobil sets US profit record

Thursday 1st of February 2007, 14:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: High

High energy prices help US oil giant Exxon Mobil report the highest ever annual profit by a US company - $39.5bn.
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Three Palestinians shot in W Bank

Thursday 1st of February 2007, 14:17
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Israeli troops shoot dead three Palestinians in the West Bank, two of them known militants.
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Chirac retracts Iran remarks

Thursday 1st of February 2007, 15:49
related countries: France France, Iran Iran

French President Jacques Chirac plays down the threat from a nuclear-armed Iran, but later reconsiders.
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'Three killed' in Nepal violence

Thursday 1st of February 2007, 16:15
related countries: Nepal Nepal

At least three protesters are shot dead by police as unrest spreads in southern Nepal, reports say.
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UK to increase Afghanistan force

Thursday 1st of February 2007, 17:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: More

Eight hundred more British troops are to take on the Taleban in southern Afghanistan.
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Canada parents fight for babies

Thursday 1st of February 2007, 18:07
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian couple fights the state for custody of their premature babies, whom they refuse transfusions.
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Senate grills US Iraq commander

Thursday 1st of February 2007, 20:07
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

President Bush's choice for the new army chief of staff denies that current US policy on Iraq has failed.
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Nigeria death threat for senator

Thursday 1st of February 2007, 21:45
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A Nigerian senator says he has received death threats after saying 90% of electoral candidates are corrupt.
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France 'dims' for climate protest

Thursday 1st of February 2007, 21:58
related countries: France France

Lights across France dim for five minutes as part of a campaign designed to raise awareness of climate change.
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Dozens die in Iraq suicide blasts

Thursday 1st of February 2007, 22:20
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

At least 58 people are killed and 150 hurt in a double suicide bombing in the Iraqi town of Hilla, police say.
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Congo sect in deadly poll clashes

Thursday 1st of February 2007, 22:58
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

At least 58 people are killed in clashes between a religious sect and DR Congo police in an election dispute.
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Toyota sales up as GM, Ford fall

Thursday 1st of February 2007, 23:13
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States
related places: Toyota

Japanese car firm Toyota once again outstrips its US rivals in monthly car sales, figures for January show.
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China's leader boosts Liberia aid

Thursday 1st of February 2007, 23:55
related countries: Liberia Liberia, Cameroon Cameroon

China's President Hu Jintao signs a number of deals in Liberia, pledging more aid and investment.
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