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What happend on January 31st 2007

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Court reinstates Padilla charge

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 1:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Padilla

A US appeals court reinstates a key charge against al-Qaeda suspect Jose Padilla, which could lead to a life sentence.
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Cuban TV shows 'stronger' Castro

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 1:33
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Castro

Cuban television shows pictures of an apparently stronger Fidel Castro, the first since October 2006.
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UK anger over Tanzania deal

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 2:18
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK government ministers are accused of selling Tanzania a "useless" radar system.
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Author Sidney Sheldon dies at 89

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 4:14
related countries: United States United States

The best-selling American novelist Sidney Sheldon dies aged 89 of complications from pneumonia.
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Climate change warning for Sydney

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 5:37
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A report warns that life in the Australian city of Sydney could be made unsustainable by climate change.
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US chief seeks new tack on Iraq

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 6:39
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Senate

President Bush's choice for chief of US forces in the Middle East urges a "new and different" approach in Iraq.
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Congress stormed in Ecuador

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 7:05
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

Supporters of Ecuador's President Rafael Correa storm Congress to call for constitutional reform.
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US halts sale of F-14 jet parts

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 7:44
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US suspends sales of all spare parts from the retired F-14 fighter over fears they could end up in Iran.
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Delisting fears hit Nikko shares

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 7:47
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Nikko

Shares in Japanese broker Nikko Cordial plunge 14% on fears it may be delisted after an accounting scandal.
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AU fails to secure Somali force

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 8:14
related countries: Somalia Somalia

African leaders at a key summit fail to secure full numbers for a peacekeeping force in Somalia.
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Football: Mascherano freed up

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 9:02
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentine midfielder Javier Mascherano is given special dispensation to join Liverpool from West Ham.
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Shock jump in German retail sales

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 9:19
related countries: Germany Germany

German retail sales post a surprisingly strong rise in December, driven by a jump in household goods sales.
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Ex-Chad leader's trial 'delayed'

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 9:23
related countries: Senegal Senegal, Chad Chad

Chad's ex-President Hissene Habre will not be tried for at least three years, Senegal's foreign minister says.
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Australia denies Solomons plot

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 9:27
related countries: Solomon Islands Solomon Islands, Australia Australia

John Howard denies a claim Australia offered a bounty for the murder of the Solomon Islands' prime minister.
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Police killed in Sri Lanka blast

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 9:42
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

At least six policemen and a civilian are killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Sri Lanka, the military says.
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Germany issues CIA arrest orders

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 9:59
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany issues 13 arrest warrants over the alleged-CIA backed kidnapping of a German citizen, officials say.
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Nigerian voters given extra time

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 9:59
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The deadline for Nigerians to register for elections is extended as officials struggle to cope.
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No stoning, Canada migrants told

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 10:09
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian town council issues new rules to immigrants telling them not to stone or burn women.
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Author Sidney Sheldon dies at 89

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 10:29
related countries: United States United States

Best-selling US novelist Sidney Sheldon dies in California aged 89 of complications from pneumonia.
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US money is 'squandered' in Iraq

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 10:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A huge unused swimming pool is one example of the US reconstruction funds being wasted in Iraq, auditors say.
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Tendulkar ton secures series win

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 10:53
related countries: India India

Sachin Tendulkar hits his 41st one-day century as India beat West Indies by 160 runs to clinch the series 3-1.
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Bangladesh poll officials resign

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 11:54
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

All five election commissioners in Bangladesh resign after months of protests over alleged vote-rigging.
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Nigeria 'squandering' oil riches

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 12:20
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Officials in Nigeria's richest oil state are accused of squandering funds that should go on schools and hospitals.
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Olmert ally loses harassment case

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 12:32
related countries: Israel Israel

An Israeli court finds former Justice Minister Haim Ramon guilty of sexually harassing a female soldier.
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Fifty dead in west Kenya clashes

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 12:53
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Some 50 people have died in the past month in clan violence over land in western Kenya, say officials.
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College party sparks racism row

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 12:59
related countries: United States United States

A theme party which appeared to mock African Americans is being investigated by a US university.
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Six arrested over Pakistan rape

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 13:04
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Police in southern Pakistan arrest six men in connection with the kidnap and rape of a 16-year-old girl.
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Israel ponders barrier extension

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 13:55
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Israel says it is considering plans to include two small settlements within the route of the West Bank barrier.
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UK warning on Hamas boycott

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 14:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British parliamentary committee says the decision to boycott Hamas is unsustainable.
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Bin Laden's relative 'murdered'

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 14:09
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar

A brother-in-law of al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden is killed in an apparent robbery in Madagascar, relatives say.
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Brussels presses for greener fuel

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 14:26
related countries: Belgium Belgium

The European Commission announces plans to force energy companies to produce greener fuels.
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First bird flu death in Nigeria

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 15:27
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Lagos

A Lagos woman is the first person in Nigeria to have died with the deadly H5N1 strain of avian flu, a minister says.
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Ex-warlord voted Somali speaker

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 15:34
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somali MPs elect an ex-warlord as speaker after sacking his predecessor for wanting talks with Islamists.
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HK limits pregnant Chinese

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 16:10
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

New rules come into effect limiting the number of mainland Chinese women giving birth in Hong Kong.
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Nato offensive 'kills 30 Taleban'

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 16:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least 30 suspected Taleban fighters were killed in an attack by Nato-led forces in Afghanistan, police say.
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India's Tata wins race for Corus

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 16:44
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, India India

Indian firm Tata wins a long running takeover battle for Anglo-Dutch steelmaker Corus, with a £6bn bid.
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Nato offensive 'kills 30 Taleban'

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 16:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least 30 suspected Taleban fighters were killed in an attack by Nato-led forces in Afghanistan, police say.
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Senate's Biden enters 2008 race

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 17:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

Senator Joe Biden, a foreign-policy expert in the US Senate, joins the race for the White House in 2008.
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Germany seeks CIA arrests

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 17:35
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany orders the arrest of 13 suspected CIA agents over the alleged kidnapping of one of its citizens.
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Israel checks WWII Arab 'saviour'

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 17:42
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's Holocaust memorial centre proposes the first Arab for recognition as a "righteous gentile" who saved Jews.
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Taiwan PM enters history row

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 18:10
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, China China

Taiwan's prime minister defends a controversial set of history textbooks which have angered China.
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Chavez gets wide new powers

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 18:16
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela's assembly approves giving President Hugo Chavez new powers to "transform the country".
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Four US soldiers killed in Iraq

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 20:07
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Four soldiers have been killed in Iraq, the US military says, as further violence claims the lives of at least 11 Iraqis.
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UK police raids target 'terror plot'

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 20:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Birmingham

Eight people are held in Birmingham after anti-terror raids targeting what sources say was a kidnap plot.
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Irish minister in TV tumour spot

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 21:06
related countries: Ireland Ireland

An Irish government minister thanks a surgeon who noticed a tumour on his face during a TV appearance.
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US interest rates held at 5.25%

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 22:23
related countries: United States United States

US interest rates are kept on hold at 5.25% for the fifth time running, amid signs of "firmer" economic growth.
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EU concern at US data transfers

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 22:25
related countries: United States United States

Euro MPs express concern at the way the US gathers information that may be used to identify terrorism suspects.
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Tennis: Baghdatis in quarters

Wednesday 31st of January 2007, 23:21
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Marcos Baghdatis reaches the quarter-finals of the Zagreb Open with a straight-sets win against Frank Dancevic.
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