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What happend on July 31st 2007

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US stocks lead markets rebound

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 0:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Friday, Monday

US stock markets rebound strongly after acute losses last week, which were felt around the world.
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S Korean hostage video aired

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 0:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, North Korea North Korea

Footage of a group of South Koreans held hostage by the Taleban in Afghanistan is broadcast.
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US chief justice suffers seizure

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 1:29
related countries: United States United States

The chief justice of the United States Supreme Court suffers a seizure at his seaside summer home.
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Russia urges Palestinian dialogue

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 2:01
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russia has urged Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas to co-operate, as President Mahmoud Abbas visits Moscow.
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US urges 'comfort women' move

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 4:37
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

US lawmakers call on Japan to apologise for its role in forcing thousands of women to work as sex slaves in WWII.
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Khmer Rouge suspect quizzed

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 5:45
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Judges at a UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal in Cambodia call in their first suspect for questioning.
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Second Korean hostage found dead

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 6:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, North Korea North Korea

A second South Korean hostage has been killed by the Taleban in central Afghanistan, Seoul confirms.
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Trapped China miners 'in contact'

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 6:37
related countries: China China

Rescuers are in phone contact with 69 workers trapped in a coal mine in central China, state media says.
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Suicide attack on troops in Kabul

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 7:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Kabul

A suicide car bomber blows himself up near a convoy of US-led coalition troops in Afghanistan, say officials.
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Japanese PM's 'regret' at US vote

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 7:30
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States
related places: Tokyo

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe calls a US resolution urging Tokyo to apologise over the use of sex slaves "regrettable".
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British army ends N Ireland ops

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 8:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British army's military operation in Northern Ireland is drawing to a close after 38 years.
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Cycling: Mayo suspended

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 8:45
related countries: France France, Spain Spain

Spain's Iban Mayo is suspended by the Saunier Duval team after failing a drugs test during the Tour de France.
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Somali gunmen attack Ethiopians

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 8:55
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

Some 40 heavily armed fighters attack an Ethiopian base close to the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
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Poland halts wetlands road plan

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 9:00
related countries: Poland Poland

Poland says planned works on a road through one of Europe's last remaining wetlands will not go ahead.
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England v India day five as it happened

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 9:11
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chris Tremlett takes three good wickets, but India beat England by seven wickets at Trent Bridge.
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Colombia admits army infiltrated

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 9:12
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia's armed forces have been infiltrated "at a very high level" by drug cartels and rebels, officials say.
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Ryanair to cut Stansted flights

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 9:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Stansted

Ryanair is to cut its services from London Stansted this winter by 20% as it moves to shore up profit growth.
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Nigerian gunmen seize Pakistani

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 9:50
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Pakistan Pakistan

Unknown gunmen in speedboats kidnap a Pakistani construction worker in Nigeria's oil region.
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ICC asked to probe Nujoma 'abuse'

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 10:25
related countries: Namibia Namibia

The ICC is asked to look into the role of Namibia's ex-leader Sam Nujoma, in the deaths of thousands of people.
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Office printers 'are health risk'

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 10:27
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An office printer can cause damage to the lungs in the same was as cigarettes, Australian scientists say.
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Iran 'biggest threat to Mid-East'

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 11:43
related countries: United States United States

Condoleezza Rice warns of the threat posed by Iran as she begins a major tour of US Middle Eastern allies.
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India seal Test win over England

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 11:45
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

India beat England by seven wickets at Trent Bridge to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
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Polish leaders seek early polls

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 12:08
related countries: Poland Poland

Poland's conservative leaders say they favour early elections to resolve long-running coalition problems.
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Four charged over envoy attack

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 12:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Bangladesh Bangladesh

Four alleged Islamic militants in north-eastern Bangladesh are charged with a 2004 attack on the British envoy.
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Olympics ban for China firm

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 12:13
related countries: China China

A Chinese firm accused of using child labour has been stripped of its licence to produce 2008 Olympics goods.
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UN praises N Korea co-operation

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 12:25
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

UN inspectors leave Pyongyang saying North Korea has fully co-operated with the shutdown of its nuclear reactor.
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Robots battle for military prize

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 12:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The finalists of the UK Ministry of Defence "grand challenge" to find new military technology are announced.
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Congo's cable revamp record

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 12:44
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The world's longest power cables in DR Congo are to be repaired to power its mining sector.
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Jordan election marred by boycott

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 12:45
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Jordan holds council elections for the first time under a new law guaranteeing quotas of women officials.
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Romania mourns Church head

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 12:47
related countries: Romania Romania

The late head of the Romanian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Teoctist, will be buried on Friday.
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Russia supports Abbas leadership

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 13:40
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russia's Vladimir Putin expresses support for Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas during his Moscow visit.
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First Khmer Rouge leader charged

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 14:30
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

A former Khmer Rouge prison chief is charged with crimes against humanity by a special Cambodian tribunal.
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UN set for vote on Darfur force

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 15:58
related countries: Sudan Sudan

The UN Security Council is set to vote on a 26,000-strong peacekeeping force for Sudan's Darfur region.
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Bre-X scandal man is not guilty

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 16:04
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian court clears geologist John Felderhof in the only case to arise from the huge Bre-X mining scandal.
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US 'aims to help' Mid-East allies

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 16:17
related countries: United States United States

Condoleezza Rice vows the US will help allies build a secure Middle East, a day after announcing major arms deals.
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Zimbabwe gets $200,000 note

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 16:23
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe prints a new 200,000 Zimbabwe dollar note in a bid to tackle inflation, the world's highest.
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Canaries fires force evacuations

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 16:43
related countries: Spain Spain

Forest fires raging on two of Spain's Canary Islands force the evacuation of thousands of people.
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Blow-Up director Antonioni dies

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 16:56
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian film-maker Michelangelo Antonioni, famed for his 1966 release Blow-Up, dies at the age of 94.
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Football: Tottenham sign Boateng

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 17:00
related countries: Germany Germany

Tottenham complete the signing of midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng from Hertha Berlin.
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US border fences 'an eco-danger'

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 17:06
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico

Mexico urges the US to alter plans for expanded fences along their border, saying the barriers threaten wildlife.
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Romania confronts huge meat pile

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 17:27
related countries: Romania Romania
related places: Bucharest

A Romanian firm is accused of illegally dumping 47 tonnes of carcasses on the outskirts of Bucharest.
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Nigeria forces generals to retire

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 18:14
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua orders 40 generals to retire, but the government denies carrying out a purge.
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German terror trial tapes found

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 18:41
related countries: Germany Germany

German journalists obtain previously unheard recordings from the trial of Red Army Faction (RAF) urban guerrillas.
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Death verdicts for Iran reporters

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 19:14
related countries: Iran Iran

Two ethnic Kurdish dissident journalists are sentenced to death in Iran for "armed struggle against the system".
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UN backs Darfur peacekeeper force

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 19:59
related countries: Sudan Sudan

The UN Security Council votes unanimously to send a 26,000-strong force to Sudan's Darfur region.
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Brown's UN call on global poverty

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 20:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown calls at the UN for greater efforts to fight the global poverty "emergency".
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South African diamond strike off

Tuesday 31st of July 2007, 22:58
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Workers at diamond producer De Beers in South Africa call off strike action after reaching a pay agreement.
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