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What happend on January 16th 2007

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Ecuador swears in new president

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 0:12
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

Ecuador swears in a new president, Rafael Correa, who has promised a "citizens' revolution".
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Deadly ferry collision in Italy

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 0:51
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Messina

A hydrofoil and a cargo ship collide near Messina in Italy, killing at least four people and injuring dozens.
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Criticism of Iraq hangings grows

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 2:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq

UN and EU leaders criticise the executions in Baghdad of two of Saddam Hussein's top aides.
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Tennis: Sharapova struggles

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 3:09
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Maria Sharapova survives searing heat and a stomach problem to beat Camille Pin at the Australian Open.
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Japan confirms bird flu outbreak

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 5:28
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan confirms a recent outbreak of bird flu at a poultry farm was the deadly H5N1 strain of the virus.
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Nepal's 'day of reconciliation'

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 6:37
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Nepal declares a public holiday to mark a new interim constitution, paving the way for the rebels to enter parliament.
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Thaksin visit sparks Thai protest

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 6:53
related countries: Thailand Thailand, Singapore Singapore

Thailand summons Singapore's ambassador to protest over ousted PM Thaksin's visit to the city state.
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Cricket: Flintoff seals win

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 7:02
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Andrew Flintoff hits 72 not out as England beat New Zealand by three wickets with one ball to spare.
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Indonesian train crash kills five

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 7:09
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

At least five people have died in Indonesia after a train carriage fell from a bridge to a dry river bed.
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Jail demand for Hyundai chairman

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 7:36
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korean prosecutors call for a six-year jail sentence for the chairman of Hyundai Motor Company for fraud.
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Pakistani actress to leave India

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 8:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India

Indian authorities ask well-known Pakistani actress Zeba Ali to leave the country for not having a valid visa.
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Somali broadcasters set for talks

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 9:43
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somalia's main broadcasters are due to hold talks with the interim government after being shut down.
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Saudi support for US Iraq plans

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 9:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

Saudi Arabia says it will back the US ' Iraq plans as Condoleezza Rice holds talks with top officials.
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Report 'to criticise BP safety'

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 10:35
related countries: United States United States

BP's safety record at its US oil refineries is expected to come under heavy fire in an independent report.
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Pakistan air raid on 'militants'

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 10:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan says its troops have attacked camps used by militants in the restive tribal area of south Waziristan.
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Colombian 'drugs baron' captured

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 11:00
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombian police say they have captured an important drug trafficker following a four-hour shoot-out.
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UK probes Tanzania air radar deal

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 11:01
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Tanzania's leader says UK officials have visited Tanzania as part of a probe an air traffic control system.
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Egypt detains Islamist backers

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 11:09
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Six senior members of the Muslim Brotherhood have been remanded in custody in Egypt, it emerges.
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Oil gunmen kill Nigerian chiefs

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 11:27
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Gunmen in Nigeria's oil region attack and kill 12 people including four local chiefs, police say.
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Algae gel to combat HIV infection

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 12:04
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Scientists in Brazil develop an algae-based gel which they hope will block HIV infections in women.
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Abducted S Korean returns home

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 12:18
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A South Korean fisherman kidnapped by North Korea 30 years ago arrives home after fleeing from the North.
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MEPs elect German as speaker

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 12:20
related countries: Germany Germany

The European parliament elects a German conservative, Hans-Gert Poettering, as its new president.
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Castro 'worse after failed ops'

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 12:32
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Spain Spain

The condition of Cuban leader Fidel Castro has worsened after failed operations, a Spanish newspaper says.
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Syrians and Israelis 'held talks'

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 12:57
related countries: Israel Israel, Syria Syria

A former Israeli diplomat says secret talks were held with rival Syria between 2004 and 2006.
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Pressure on Ahmadinejad grows

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 13:10
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is facing increasing criticism from MPs and newspapers.
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Melbourne power cut by bush fire

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 13:32
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles, Australia Australia
related places: Melbourne, Victoria

Australia's Victoria state and Melbourne are crippled by serious power cuts after bush fires affect key supply lines.
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UN marks soaring Iraq death toll

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 14:39
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The UN says more than 34,000 civilians were killed in Iraq in 2006, nearly three times a government estimate.
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US defence chief in Kabul talks

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 15:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Kabul

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates is in Kabul to discuss responses to escalating violence in Afghanistan.
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Taleban spokesman 'arrested'

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 15:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

Afghan intelligence agents say they have arrested a top Taleban spokesman near the Pakistan border.
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Tsunami victims 'selling kidneys'

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 15:56
related countries: India India

The Indian state of Tamil Nadu investigates reports that female tsunami victims are selling their kidneys.
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Olmert probed over banking sale

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 16:42
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli police open an investigation into the prime minister's role in a 2005 bank privatisation.
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UK jury sees 'suicide bomb' film

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 16:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

CCTV footage of the moment an alleged suicide bomber tried to detonate a device on the Tube is shown to a jury.
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Obama steps into White House race

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 16:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

Barack Obama, tipped by some to be the first black US president, takes initial steps towards a campaign.
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Troops 'offered' for Somali force

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 18:08
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Several African countries offer to contribute to a Somali peace force, the leaders of Ethiopia and Kenya say.
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Castro health fears 'played down'

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 18:43
related countries: Cuba Cuba

A report that the condition of Cuban leader Fidel Castro has worsened after failed operations is strongly denied.
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Romania tackles Moldova visas

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 18:44
related countries: Moldova Moldova, Romania Romania

EU newcomer Romania is to open extra consulates in Moldova amid a rush for visas and citizenship.
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Child nutrition campaign 'fails'

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 18:48
related countries: India India

India's programme to improve child health and nutrition has made little headway, PM Manmohan Singh says.
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Spain seeks US soldiers' arrest

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 18:51
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States, Spain Spain

Spain issues an international warrant for three US soldiers over the killing of a cameraman in the Iraq war.
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Deadly US storms hit north-east

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 19:01
related countries: United States United States

The US winter storms spread north, killing 42 people and leaving half a million without electricity.
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Warrant for ex-Argentine leader

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 19:54
related countries: Argentina Argentina

A second arrest warrant is issued for Argentina's former leader Isabel Peron over alleged links to a death squad.
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Ex UN oil-for-food chief charged

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 22:09
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US charges the former head of the UN oil-for-food for Iraq programme with bribery and conspiracy.
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Two killed in Niger Delta attack

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 23:28
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Niger Niger

Two oil workers are killed in southern Nigeria, as violence continues in the oil-rich Delta region.
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Snooker: Wildcard Ding through

Tuesday 16th of January 2007, 23:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ding Junhui beats UK champion Peter Ebdon 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals of the Masters.
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