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What happend on January 23rd 2007

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Afghan poppies 'could help UK'

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 0:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Afghanistan's opium-poppy harvest should be used to tackle a shortage of diamorphine, say UK doctors.
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Ex-Chilean leader 'was murdered'

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 0:03
related countries: Chile Chile

The family of ex-Chilean President Eduardo Frei Montalva say he was killed under the Pinochet regime.
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View of US's global role 'worse'

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 0:16
related countries: United States United States

The view of the role of the United States in the world has deteriorated, according to a BBC poll.
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US brings in new passport rules

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 3:07
related countries: Canada Canada, Bermuda Bermuda, United States United States

Citizens of Canada, Mexico and Bermuda from now on must show a passport on arrival by air into the US.
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Tennis: Williams reaches semis

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 4:22
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Serena Williams dices with defeat before beating Shahar Peer to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open.
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Bush 'must fight climate change'

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 4:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Union

Heads of major US firms call on President Bush to back mandatory emissions cuts in his State of Union speech.
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Australian PM reshuffles Cabinet

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 5:42
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian PM John Howard announces a significant Cabinet reshuffle ahead of elections later this year.
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Security tight after Poso attacks

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 7:18
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Poso

Security is stepped up in the Indonesian town of Poso a day after a shootout that left at least 12 people dead.
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Nepal orders probe into violence

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 7:20
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The Nepalese government orders a judicial inquiry into recent violence in a town in the south of the country.
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Diver escapes from shark's jaws

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 7:50
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian diver escapes from the jaws of a Great White Shark, which had grabbed him by the head.
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Cricketer conviction put on hold

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 7:57
related countries: India India

India's top court puts on hold the manslaughter conviction of former Indian cricketer and MP Navjot Sidhu.
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Ethiopia starts Somalia pull-out

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 8:44
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Somalia Somalia

Ethiopian troops begin to leave the Somali capital, four weeks after they crossed the border.
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Psychologist to see 'jungle-girl'

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 10:01
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

A Cambodian woman who some believe has been living in the jungle for 19 years is to be seen by a psychologist.
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Nigerian gunmen kidnap foreigners

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 10:06
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Port Harcourt

Unidentified gunmen seize an American and a British construction worker in southern Nigeria, police say.
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Call for deadly TB isolation move

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 10:06
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa should forcibly isolate patients infected with a deadly strain of TB to stop it spreading, doctors say.
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Lula pins hopes on economic plan

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 10:18
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil's President Lula announces a $240bn investment programme for his second four-year term.
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Russia fulfils Iran missile deal

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 10:21
related countries: Russia Russia, Iran Iran

Russia has completed a controversial contract to sell air defence missiles to Iran, a senior official says.
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Cricket: NZ beat England

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 10:26
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England produce a limp batting display and are beaten by 90 runs against New Zealand in Adelaide.
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China confirms satellite downed

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 10:52
related countries: China China

China confirms reports that it used a ballistic missile to destroy a satellite, amid fears of a new arms race.
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Canadian 'admitted murders'

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 10:57
related countries: Canada Canada

Prosecutors in the trial of a pig farmer say he admitted to an undercover officer he had killed 49 women.
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Tennis: Off-key Federer through

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 11:08
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Roger Federer beats Tommy Robredo in straight sets to reach the Australian Open semi-finals.
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Bolivia leader vows more reform

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 11:46
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Bolivian President Evo Morales marks a year in power by pledging further measures to alleviate poverty.
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Criticism of Ahmadinejad mounts

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 12:23
related countries: Iran Iran

Iranian MPs and newspapers step up criticism of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's handling of the economy.
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Quebec 'gaffe' causes Royal grief

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 13:27
related countries: Canada Canada, France France
related places: Quebec

Canada rebukes French Socialist candidate Segolene Royal after she commented on Quebec freedom.
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'Ten die' in Afghan suicide blast

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 13:36
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least 10 people die and 40 are hurt in a suicide attack near a Nato base in Afghanistan, Afghan officials say.
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Date set for Madrid terror trial

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 15:25
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

The trial of 29 suspects - mostly Moroccans - in the 2004 Madrid train bombings opens on 15 February.
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Guinea union leaders released

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 15:47
related countries: Guinea Guinea

Guinean trade union leaders are freed and meet President Conte after a day of violent protests.
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Turks honour murdered journalist

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 16:27
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Armenia Armenia
related places: Istanbul

Crowds flood the streets of Istanbul to follow the coffin of murdered Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink.
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Israel's Katsav faces rape charge

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 17:18
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli President Moshe Katsav is to be charged with rape and abuse of power, the justice ministry announces.
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Nominations for Oscars race

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 17:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Nominations are announced for next month's Oscars, with a strong showing from UK actresses.
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Taleban 'to build Afghan schools'

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 17:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The militant Taleban group has earmarked $1m to set up schools in southern Afghanistan, a spokesman says.
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US general admits hard Iraq task

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 18:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The general nominated to be the new US Iraq commander tells senators the situation is hard but "not hopeless".
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Six jailed over Saudi play attack

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 18:25
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Six Saudis are reportedly jailed for an attack on actors taking part in a play critical of hardline religious attitudes.
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Strike plunges Lebanon into chaos

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 18:40
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Protesters paralyse Lebanon with a general strike that led to street clashes in which three people died.
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Court shown London 'bomb' film

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 19:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A court is shown dramatic CCTV footage of an alleged attempt to set off a bomb on a Tube train on 21 July 2005.
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CIA trial under way in Washington

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 20:49
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The trial of ex-White House aide Lewis Libby opens and is set to reveal the Bush team's actions before the Iraq war.
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Crackdown 'nets 600 Sadr forces'

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 21:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Hundreds of Mehdi Army fighters and 16 leaders are captured in a crackdown in Iraq, the US military says.
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More UK diplomats for Afghanistan

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 21:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government is to send up to 35 extra diplomatic staff to Afghanistan, the BBC has learned.
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Bush warns against Iraq failure

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 22:46
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Union

The US president will warn that failure in Iraq would be "grievous" in his State of the Union address in a few hours.
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Lebanon opposition halts strike

Tuesday 23rd of January 2007, 23:46
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanese opposition parties say they have called off the strike which paralysed much of the country on Tuesday.
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