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Sochi given 2014 Winter Olympics

Thursday 5th of July 2007, 2:26
related countries: South Korea South Korea, Russia Russia

South Korea's Pyeongchang loses out to Russia's Sochi in the race to host the 2014 Winter Olympics.
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Dozens die in China bar explosion

Thursday 5th of July 2007, 6:11
related countries: China China

A blast at a karaoke bar in north-eastern China kills 25 people and injures another 33, state media say.
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Four Indian villages burnt down

Thursday 5th of July 2007, 6:43
related countries: India India

Armed residents of India's north-eastern Nagaland state burn villages in neighbouring Assam, police say.
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Fretilin claims E Timor victory

Thursday 5th of July 2007, 6:45
related countries: East Timor East Timor

East Timor's ruling Fretilin party claims victory in last weekend's election, but with reduced support.
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Hamas men killed in Israeli raid

Thursday 5th of July 2007, 7:11
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israeli troops kill three men from the Islamist Palestinian movement Hamas, in a raid into the Gaza Strip.
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'Mass exodus' at Pakistan mosque

Thursday 5th of July 2007, 7:36
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

More than 1,000 students in a Pakistan mosque surrender after clashes with security forces, officials say.
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Brazil gets cut-price Aids drug

Thursday 5th of July 2007, 7:47
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil reaches a deal to secure an anti-Aids drug cheaper after breaking the patent on another one earlier.
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Uganda admits border deaths

Thursday 5th of July 2007, 8:36
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Uganda Uganda

Uganda's army admits killing eight herdsmen, but denies they crossed the border into Kenya.
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Somali soldiers protest over pay

Thursday 5th of July 2007, 8:45
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somali soldiers protest in two towns demanding their salaries, which have not been paid this year.
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French swans have deadly bird flu

Thursday 5th of July 2007, 9:04
related countries: France France

Three swans found dead in eastern France carried the H5N1 bird flu that can be fatal to humans, tests confirm.
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Torture 'still common in Turkey'

Thursday 5th of July 2007, 9:20
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish police still use torture despite the government's zero tolerance policy, says Amnesty International.
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Australia 'has Iraq oil interest'

Thursday 5th of July 2007, 9:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Australia Australia

Australia admits that securing oil is an important factor behind its continued military presence in Iraq.
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Chinese shares in renewed slump

Thursday 5th of July 2007, 9:55
related countries: China China
related places: Shanghai

Shares on the Shanghai stock market fall by more than 5% in their biggest one-day slump for a month.
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Calcutta battered by monsoon rain

Thursday 5th of July 2007, 10:15
related countries: India India
related places: Calcutta, At

At least 16 people die in floods caused by three days of monsoon rains in the Indian city of Calcutta.
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Papua police accused over abuse

Thursday 5th of July 2007, 10:28
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Human Rights Watch says police in the Indonesian province of Papua are carrying out serious rights abuses.
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Baghdad killings 'rise sharply'

Thursday 5th of July 2007, 10:29
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

The number of bodies found in Baghdad increases in June despite a security drive in the capital, Iraqi police say.
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UK urged to engage with Hamas

Thursday 5th of July 2007, 11:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK MPs urge engagement with Hamas, after it helped free BBC correspondent Alan Johnston in Gaza.
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UN expert in Bangladesh custody

Thursday 5th of July 2007, 13:48
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

A UN human rights expert charged with corruption in Bangladesh is remanded in custody.
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Afghan police killed in bombing

Thursday 5th of July 2007, 13:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

A suicide bomber kills at least nine policemen in southern Afghanistan near the Pakistan border, police say.
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Cycling: Petacchi to miss Tour

Thursday 5th of July 2007, 13:53
related countries: Italy Italy, France France

Alessandro Petacchi will miss the Tour de France after the Italian Olympic Committee charges him with doping.
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Russia blocks UK extradition plea

Thursday 5th of July 2007, 14:02
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russia officially refuses a UK extradition request for Andrei Lugovoi, prime suspect in the Litvinenko murder case.
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Abe admits tough election ahead

Thursday 5th of July 2007, 14:12
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe admits his coalition faces a difficult battle to win the upper house elections.
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Pakistan cleric urges surrender

Thursday 5th of July 2007, 14:41
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The top cleric of a mosque being besieged by Pakistani forces urges students to surrender or flee.
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Belgian guest finds freezer bodies

Thursday 5th of July 2007, 14:54
related countries: Belgium Belgium

A Belgian man is arrested after a dinner guest finds the bodies of the host's wife and stepson in a freezer.
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Woman strips in dowry row

Thursday 5th of July 2007, 15:08
related countries: India India

A woman in west India strips to her underwear in public as part of a dispute with her family over a dowry payment.
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Two Somali 'spy-killers' executed

Thursday 5th of July 2007, 15:18
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

Two Somali men accused of killing government intelligence officers are executed in the capital, Mogadishu.
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Long sentence for Rwanda murders

Thursday 5th of July 2007, 15:25
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

A Rwandan ex-army major gets 20 years for murdering 10 UN peacekeepers in the 1994 genocide.
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Afghan prison bodies discovered

Thursday 5th of July 2007, 15:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Hundreds of bodies are discovered in a former Soviet barracks near the Afghan capital, Kabul, police say.
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Materazzi issues World Cup writs

Thursday 5th of July 2007, 16:00
related countries: France France

Footballer Marco Materazzi begins libel proceedings over reports of insults made to Zinedine Zidane.
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Boy-killer lions 'to die' in SA

Thursday 5th of July 2007, 16:03
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African officials apply to kill 10 lions that mauled a young boy to death on a farm last month.
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Irish children swept out to sea

Thursday 5th of July 2007, 17:09
related countries: Ireland Ireland

A major rescue operation is launched after 110 children are swept into the Irish Sea, but all are rescued safely.
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Nigeria tension helps oil surge

Thursday 5th of July 2007, 20:27
related countries: United States United States

Oil prices hit 10-month highs of more than $74 as concerns over supply from the Niger Delta intensify.
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Turkey court rules reforms valid

Thursday 5th of July 2007, 20:47
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's highest court rules that controversial constitutional reforms passed by the government are valid.
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Bodies recovered from Mexico bus

Thursday 5th of July 2007, 21:47
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Puebla

Rescue workers pull 24 bodies from a bus buried by a landslide in Puebla, in central Mexico.
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Baby survives being buried alive

Thursday 5th of July 2007, 21:52
related countries: India India

An Indian baby girl who was buried alive is rescued when a farmer spots her hand sticking out of the soil.
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Pakistan cleric offers surrender

Thursday 5th of July 2007, 22:04
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

The deputy leader of a rebel mosque in Islamabad has said he and his followers are ready to surrender.
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'Gumtree for US' launched by eBay

Thursday 5th of July 2007, 22:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

EBay launches a US classified ad website similar to its Gumtree site, which has proved popular in the UK.
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Cargo plane crash in west Mexico

Thursday 5th of July 2007, 22:17
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Nine people die after a cargo plane overshoots a runway in north-western Mexico, sliding onto a road.
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Nigeria gunmen kidnap toddler

Thursday 5th of July 2007, 23:42
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Niger Niger

The three-year-old daughter of a British worker is seized by Nigerian gunmen in the Niger Delta area.
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