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What happend on January 2nd 2007

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Brazil's Lula sworn in to office

Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 0:34
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is sworn in for a second term in the capital, Brasilia.
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Somali Islamists told to disarm

Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 2:51
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

Somalia's PM Ali Mohamed Ghedi gives overpowered Islamist fighters three days to hand in their weapons.
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Cricket: NZ take series lead

Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 5:21
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Christchurch

New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by four wickets in a low-scoring match in Christchurch.
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Bush 'to reveal Iraq troop boost'

Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 5:34
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US President Bush is set to reveal a new Iraq strategy involving more American troops, the BBC learns.
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China hits back at Taiwan leader

Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 6:35
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, China China

China accuses Taiwan's President Chen of trying to ruin ties with the mainland in a New Year speech.
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Fifth Test, day one as it happened

Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 7:33
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Sydney

Led by Ian Bell's fluent 71, England end day one of the final Ashes Test in Sydney on an encouraging 234-4.
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England batsmen make solid start

Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 7:39
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ian Bell's 71 helps England reach 234-4 after day one of the fifth Ashes Test against Australia.
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Bangkok on alert after bombings

Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 7:53
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Security is tightened in Bangkok as holidaymakers return to a city still reeling from Sunday's bomb attacks.
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Oprah builds school in S Africa

Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 7:56
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United States United States

US chat show host Oprah Winfrey is set to open a special school for girls she has funded in South Africa.
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Thick fog disrupts India travel

Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 9:28
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Thick fog in the Indian capital, Delhi, delays flights and trains, affecting thousands of travellers.
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Ethiopians to stay on in Somalia

Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 9:42
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Somalia Somalia

Ethiopian troops will stay on in Somalia to ensure stability after the defeat of Islamist militias, but splits emerge.
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Aborigines in big land claim win

Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 10:55
related countries: Australia Australia

The Githabul people of Australia win joint control of a major part of New South Wales in a landmark claim.
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Veteran Jerusalem ex-mayor dies

Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 10:58
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli media report the death of Teddy Kollek, who served as the mayor of Jerusalem for nearly 30 years.
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French primary to anoint Sarkozy

Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 11:07
related countries: France France

French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy is the only runner as his UMP party votes for its presidential candidate.
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Hopes fade after Indonesia crash

Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 11:40
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Reports that 12 people survived a plane crash in Indonesia remain unconfirmed. Ninety are reported dead.
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Oprah opens school in S Africa

Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 11:43
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United States United States

US chat show host Oprah Winfrey opens a special school for girls she has funded in South Africa.
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Iraq investigates Saddam footage

Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 12:10
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Saddam

Iraq launches an inquiry into unofficial mobile phone footage showing Saddam Hussein's execution.
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Iraq civilian toll continues rise

Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 12:10
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Civilian deaths in Iraq continue to rise, as the BBC learns the US is to announce a new strategy for the country.
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Confusion over Java air crash

Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 12:32
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia's transport minister denies reports the wreckage of a plane carrying 102 people has been found on Sulawesi.
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Tourist 'was throttled with sari'

Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 12:45
related countries: India India

Police in India investigate the possibility that a Briton may have been killed after knocking on a villager's door.
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US to resume Philippine exercises

Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 13:14
related countries: Philippines Philippines, United States United States

The US has reversed a decision to cancel military exercise with the Philippines in a rape case row, officials say.
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Saddam death scenes 'deplorable'

Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 14:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott calls the manner of Saddam Hussein's execution "deplorable".
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Vietnam restricts online gaming

Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 15:02
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Tough new restrictions intended to curb the playing of online computer games come into force in Vietnam.
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Tourist 'was throttled with sari'

Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 15:24
related countries: India India

Police in India investigate the possibility that a Briton may have been killed after knocking on a villager's door.
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Europe to discuss Somali crisis

Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 15:32
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Somalia Somalia
related places: Brussels

European members of the International Somalia Contact Group are to discuss the Somali crisis in Brussels.
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Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 15:48
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Thailand's deposed PM Thaksin Shinawatra denies involvement in blasts that killed three people in Bangkok.
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Cricket: Jaffer century lifts India

Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 16:12
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Cape Town

Wasim Jaffer hits 116 as India close day one of the deciding Test against South Africa on 254-3 in Cape Town.
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Sri Lanka raid 'kills civilians'

Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 16:56
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

At least 15 civilians are killed in a bombing raid by the Sri Lankan air force, Tamil Tiger rebels say.
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Norway to offset flight emissions

Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 17:08
related countries: Norway Norway

Norway hopes others will copy its plans to offset emissions produced by flights taken by state employees.
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Tributes paid at Ford's funeral

Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 17:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ford

US leaders past and present pay tribute to former President Gerald Ford, at his funeral in Washington DC.
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Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 17:27
related countries: India India

Police in India investigate whether the deaths of at least 17 people are linked to the body parts trade.
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Spain says Eta peace talks 'over'

Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 17:30
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

Spain's interior minister says a bombing in Madrid at the weekend means the peace process with Eta is "finished".
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Millions due for Hindu festival

Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 18:13
related countries: India India
related places: Allahabad

Millions of Hindus arrive in the northern Indian town of Allahabad for the Ardh Kumbh Mela bathing festival.
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New UN chief sets Darfur priority

Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 18:55
related countries: Sudan Sudan

New UN head Ban Ki-moon begins work with a pledge to prioritise the conflict in Sudan's Darfur region.
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Net tightens on Somali Islamists

Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 20:52
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Kenya beefs up its security and closes its border with Somalia to halt defeated Islamic militias.
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Colombia murders at 20-year low

Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 22:17
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombian police say the murder rate for 2006 was 17,206 - the lowest level in two decades.
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Venezuela prison clashes kill 16

Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 22:44
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Sixteen inmates die as rival gangs battle for control of a Venezuelan prison.
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Italy urges global execution ban

Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 22:52
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy is to lobby at the UN for a global ban on the death penalty, its Prime Minister Romano Prodi says.
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Live - Australia v England

Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 23:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia close on 188-4, chasing England's 291 on day two of the fifth Test.
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Food drops for US storm victims

Tuesday 2nd of January 2007, 23:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rescue

Helicopters drop food and hay in central parts of the US for people and cattle stranded by a major snowstorm.
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