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What happend on January 8th 2007

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'New stem cell source' discovered

Monday 8th of January 2007, 0:52
related countries: United States United States

US scientists say they have found a new source of stem cells that could repair damaged human organs.
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Fiji's new government takes shape

Monday 8th of January 2007, 5:41
related countries: Fiji Fiji

Eight ministers are sworn in to work under Fiji's interim leader, a month after he took power in a coup.
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Violent Dhaka protests continue

Monday 8th of January 2007, 6:01
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Violence continues in Bangladesh on the second day of a transport blockade in support of electoral reform.
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Democrats warn Bush over Iraq

Monday 8th of January 2007, 6:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The newly-empowered Democrats warn President Bush he will have to justify plans to boost troops in Iraq.
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Indonesian plane search continues

Monday 8th of January 2007, 7:24
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Four more helicopters are due to join the hunt for an Indonesian airliner which went missing a week ago.
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Cricket: Warne mulls England job

Monday 8th of January 2007, 7:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Legendary Aussie spinner Shane Warne says he would consider any offer of a coaching job from England.
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S Korea bid to solve sea dispute

Monday 8th of January 2007, 7:53
related countries: South Korea South Korea, Japan Japan

South Korea's President Roh proposed renaming waters contested with Japan as the "Sea of Peace", officials say.
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Football: Larsson can stay

Monday 8th of January 2007, 8:19
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Man Utd's on-loan striker Henrik Larsson is told by his Swedish club he can stay at Old Trafford until the end of the season.
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'New stem cell source' discovered

Monday 8th of January 2007, 8:58
related countries: United States United States

US scientists say they have discovered a source of stem cells which does not involve the use of human embryos.
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Baghdad airport ambush kills nine

Monday 8th of January 2007, 9:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

At least nine people are killed in an ambush on a bus carrying workers from Baghdad to the airport.
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China irate at Chen's US stopover

Monday 8th of January 2007, 9:45
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, United States United States, Nicaragua Nicaragua, China China

China says it has protested to the US at plans to allow Taiwan's president to stop over en route to Nicaragua.
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Nine die in fresh Assam violence

Monday 8th of January 2007, 9:59
related countries: India India

Another seven Hindi-speaking migrants are killed and two others die in a fourth day of attacks in north-east India.
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Tycoon may run for top ANC post

Monday 8th of January 2007, 10:57
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Japan Japan

South African businessman Tokyo Sexwale is readying himself to run for the ANC leadership, a paper says.
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Airline hunt spots metal in sea

Monday 8th of January 2007, 11:00
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesian ships hunting for a missing airliner detect large metal objects on the seabed, a naval commander says.
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Kazakhstan PM resigns office

Monday 8th of January 2007, 11:54
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

Kazakh Prime Minister Daniyal Akhmetov resigns ,with no official word on why, according to the government.
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Taser launches 'stylish' stun gun

Monday 8th of January 2007, 12:06
related countries: United States United States

The US stun gun maker Taser launches a "consumer friendly" version of its controversial weapon.
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Indonesia ferry survivors rescued

Monday 8th of January 2007, 12:13
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Fourteen survivors of an Indonesian ferry sinking are rescued after nine days at sea in a life raft.
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US envoy in new Darfur peace push

Monday 8th of January 2007, 12:22
related countries: Sudan Sudan, United States United States
related places: Darfur

Senior US politician Bill Richardson holds talks with Sudan's president over war-torn Darfur.
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Faction tensions in W Bank

Monday 8th of January 2007, 12:30
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Shooting and arson attacks shake Ramallah in the West Bank as Israeli troops seize 21 Palestinian in raids.
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UN begins Nepal arms monitoring

Monday 8th of January 2007, 12:41
related countries: Nepal Nepal

UN monitors begin the process of putting weapons held by Nepal's Maoist rebels beyond use.
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Fruit cargo blocks Russian border

Monday 8th of January 2007, 13:41
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Lorries laden with tangerines block a major Georgia-Russia border crossing on the fourth day of a protest.
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Somali leader arrives in capital

Monday 8th of January 2007, 15:04
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Somalia Somalia

Somalia's interim president flies into Mogadishu amid tight security, for his first visit since Islamists fled.
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Le Pen sees himself as president

Monday 8th of January 2007, 15:25
related countries: France France

French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen says he can win the country's presidential election in April.
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Genocide trial for Rwanda prefect

Monday 8th of January 2007, 15:56
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania, Rwanda Rwanda

The trial of a former Rwandan official accused of genocide in 1994 begins at the UN tribunal in Tanzania.
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Iraq court drops Saddam's charges

Monday 8th of January 2007, 16:11
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Charges against the executed Saddam Hussein are dropped as the genocide trial of six co-defendants resumes.
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China 'anti-terror' raid kills 18

Monday 8th of January 2007, 16:24
related countries: China China
related places: Xinjiang

Police in China kill 18 people in a raid on an alleged Islamic militant camp in the western region of Xinjiang.
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Court order over Pakistan missing

Monday 8th of January 2007, 16:44
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A Supreme Court judge in Pakistan orders the government to speed up efforts to find missing people.
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Kenya rejects Israel row athlete

Monday 8th of January 2007, 17:15
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Israel Israel, Bahrain Bahrain

Kenya says it will not take back an athlete who defected to Bahrain and was then stripped of his new citizenship.
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Morocco reporters defend article

Monday 8th of January 2007, 17:57
related countries: Morocco Morocco

Two journalists accused of defaming Islam and damaging public morality give evidence in Morocco.
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Austrian rivals in coalition deal

Monday 8th of January 2007, 18:21
related countries: Austria Austria

Austria's main centre-left and conservative parties agree to form a "grand coalition" government.
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Russia oil row hits Europe supply

Monday 8th of January 2007, 18:25
related countries: Belarus Belarus, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russia cuts oil supplies to Poland, Germany and Ukraine as a Moscow-Belarus trade row escalates.
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Khalilzad to be new US UN envoy

Monday 8th of January 2007, 18:33
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US President George Bush is to name current US Ambassador to Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad as his new UN envoy.
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Iran leader asserts nuclear right

Monday 8th of January 2007, 18:49
related countries: Iran Iran

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reasserts Iran's right to nuclear energy, and scotches ill health rumours.
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Moroccan jailed over 9/11 attack

Monday 8th of January 2007, 19:15
related countries: United States United States, Germany Germany, Morocco Morocco

A German court jails Moroccan Mounir al-Motassadek for 15 years for aiding the 9/11 attacks on the US.
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EU and US seek fresh trade push

Monday 8th of January 2007, 20:30
related countries: United States United States

European Union and US leaders agree to seek fresh ways of resolving differences over global trade talks.
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Second bomb scare at Miami port

Monday 8th of January 2007, 22:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Miami

Police in the US port of Miami carry out a controlled explosion in the second bomb scare in as many days.
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Heavy rains kill dozens in Brazil

Monday 8th of January 2007, 22:57
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Communities in south-east Brazil declare an emergency as heavy rains trigger landslides, killing dozens.
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Pakistan man jailed over NY plot

Monday 8th of January 2007, 23:10
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A Pakistani man convicted of plotting to bomb a New York subway station receives a 30-year jail sentence.
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Israel's PM ready for China talks

Monday 8th of January 2007, 23:31
related countries: Israel Israel, China China

Israeli PM Ehud Olmert visits China on an official visit to the country where his parents fled to in the early 1900s.
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