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What happend on January 19th 2007

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New US rules on terror detainees

Friday 19th of January 2007, 1:44
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States

The US defence department drafts a new manual for trying detainees at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.
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Russia to return envoy to Georgia

Friday 19th of January 2007, 2:28
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russia's President Putin announces his ambassador will return to Georgia after last year's diplomatic row.
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US harsh weather extends its grip

Friday 19th of January 2007, 4:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Snow, California

Snow hits California and storms threaten the south-eastern US, as weather-related deaths rise above 60.
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'Wild Cambodia jungle-girl' found

Friday 19th of January 2007, 7:57
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

A Cambodian girl who disappeared aged eight is found after living in the jungle for 19 years, her father says.
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Shoaib strikes in comeback Test

Friday 19th of January 2007, 8:31
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Port Elizabeth

Shoaib Akhtar takes an early wicket for Pakistan against South Africa in his comeback Test match.
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US defence chief arrives in Iraq

Friday 19th of January 2007, 8:35
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates arrives in the Iraqi city of Basra, on a previously unannounced visit.
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Democrats reject US oil subsidies

Friday 19th of January 2007, 9:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Democrat

The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives votes to overturn billions in subsidies to the oil industry.
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Many dead in India boat disaster

Friday 19th of January 2007, 9:55
related countries: India India
related places: At

At least 66 people are feared drowned after their boat capsizes in southern India, police say.
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French far-right leader to appeal

Friday 19th of January 2007, 10:11
related countries: France France

A French far-right leader is to appeal against his suspended jail term and fine for questioning the Holocaust.
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Rule by decree passed for Chavez

Friday 19th of January 2007, 10:16
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela's parliament grants initial approval to a plan allowing President Hugo Chavez to rule by decree for 18 months.
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Somali warlords hand over weapons

Friday 19th of January 2007, 10:26
related countries: Somalia Somalia

One of Somalia's main warlords surrenders "battle wagons" to the government and his militia join the army.
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Cricket: Aussies beat England

Friday 19th of January 2007, 10:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Australia Australia
related places: Brisbane

Australia clinch a four-wicket one-day win over England but an early collapse makes them sweat in Brisbane.
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Iraq troops 'seize Shia militant'

Friday 19th of January 2007, 11:08
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad, Security

Security forces in Iraq have seized a high-level militia leader in a raid in Baghdad, the US military says.
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Rwanda 'to scrap death penalty'

Friday 19th of January 2007, 11:59
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Rwanda's cabinet votes to scrap the death penalty, meaning genocide suspects abroad could face extradition.
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'Progress' in N Korea-US talks

Friday 19th of January 2007, 12:17
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

N Korea and the US call recent talks positive, as Washington's envoy prepares for more nuclear negotiations.
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Tennis: Roddick beats Safin

Friday 19th of January 2007, 12:21
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Sixth seed Andy Roddick knocks the 2005 champion Marat Safin out of the Australian Open.
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Liberia ex-leader probed on graft

Friday 19th of January 2007, 12:48
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Liberia's ex-leader Gyude Bryant is questioned by police on allegations of corruption from his term in office.
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Spain village in murder mystery

Friday 19th of January 2007, 12:56
related countries: Spain Spain

An entire village is under suspicion in the Spanish Pyrenees over the death of the local mayor, shot dead a week ago.
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Palestinian girl dies of injuries

Friday 19th of January 2007, 13:01
related countries: Israel Israel

A 10-year-old Palestinian girl has died, three days after being injured in an incident involving Israeli police.
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Controversial India dam launched

Friday 19th of January 2007, 13:44
related countries: India India

The controversial Narmada dam project starts generating power in India's western state of Gujarat.
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Sri Lanka troops 'take key town'

Friday 19th of January 2007, 14:02
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan army says it has captured a key Tamil Tiger stronghold - thousands of civilians are fleeing.
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Mother wins dead son sperm case

Friday 19th of January 2007, 14:16
related countries: Israel Israel

A court ruling allowing a dead Israeli's sperm to impregnate a woman he never met is hailed as a boost for family rights.
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Genoa riot evidence 'disappears'

Friday 19th of January 2007, 14:33
related countries: Italy Italy

Key evidence vanishes in the trial of Italian policemen over violence at the G8 summit in 2001, police say.
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China 'space weapon' criticised

Friday 19th of January 2007, 15:12
related countries: United States United States, China China

China faces international criticism over what the US says was the use of a ballistic missile to destroy a satellite.
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Football: Players back Beckham

Friday 19th of January 2007, 15:20
related countries: Spain Spain

Real Madrid's players hold clear-the-air talks with president Ramon Calderon after comments he made about David Beckham.
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Hamas demands cash release

Friday 19th of January 2007, 15:48
related countries: Israel Israel

The Palestinian PM, Hamas's Ismail Haniya, calls for the release of all Palestinian funds held by Israel.
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Dutch imams 'leaving in droves'

Friday 19th of January 2007, 16:08
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Moderate Muslim imams are leaving the Netherlands, with radical preachers filling the gap, officials warn.
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Spain defies EU on energy deal

Friday 19th of January 2007, 16:20
related countries: Germany Germany, Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

Madrid is standing by pre-conditions it placed on Germany's E.ON in its bid for Spanish power group Endesa.
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Deaths on day 10 of Guinea strike

Friday 19th of January 2007, 17:06
related countries: Guinea Guinea

Two more people die on the 10th day of Guinea's national strike, as unionists insist that President Conte resign.
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Anger in Spain at migrant models

Friday 19th of January 2007, 17:38
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Barcelona

A designer courts controversy in Spain by using illegal immigrants as models in a Barcelona fashion show.
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Ethiopia 'set for Somali pullout'

Friday 19th of January 2007, 17:47
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Somalia Somalia

Ethiopian forces are to start leaving Somalia "in the next few days", Prime Minister Meles Zenawi tells the BBC.
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Millions of Hindus take holy bath

Friday 19th of January 2007, 18:03
related countries: India India
related places: Mela, Allahabad

At least 18 million people bathe in the Ganges on the main day of India's Ardh Kumbh mela, organisers say.
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Turkish-Armenian writer shot dead

Friday 19th of January 2007, 18:58
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Armenia Armenia
related places: Istanbul

A prominent Turkish-Armenian editor, convicted in 2005 of insulting Turkish identity, is shot dead in Istanbul.
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Guantanamo Moroccans cleared

Friday 19th of January 2007, 19:19
related countries: Morocco Morocco

Five Moroccan men freed from Guantanamo Bay are cleared of terrorism-related charges in Morocco.
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Gunfire at Somali leader's home

Friday 19th of January 2007, 19:59
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

Heavy gunfire breaks out at the residence of the Somali president in the capital, Mogadishu, witnesses say.
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Azeri top crime-fighter gets life

Friday 19th of January 2007, 21:46
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan's ex-chief of criminal investigations is jailed for life for leading a 10-year murder spree.
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Fury in Turkey at editor's murder

Friday 19th of January 2007, 22:13
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Armenia Armenia
related places: Istanbul

Thousands of people rally in Istanbul to protest at the murder of an outspoken Turkish-Armenian writer.
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World's oldest woman dies at 115

Friday 19th of January 2007, 22:22
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Montreal

Canadian Julie Winnefred Bertrand, the world's oldest woman, dies aged 115 in Montreal, local media report.
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US demands China test answers

Friday 19th of January 2007, 22:25
related countries: United States United States, China China
related places: Beijing, Washington

Washington asks China to explain its intentions after Beijing reportedly carried out an arms test in space.
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Poland battered by deadly storm

Friday 19th of January 2007, 22:38
related countries: Poland Poland, Czech Republic Czech Republic

Poland and the Czech Republic take the full force of a storm that has left at least 43 people dead across Europe.
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