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What happend on May 14th 2007

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Iran admits holding US academic

Monday 14th of May 2007, 0:40
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Iran confirms that it is holding in jail an Iranian-American academic who was visiting her mother.
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Chang Chun-hsiung named Taiwan PM

Monday 14th of May 2007, 4:56
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Chang Chun-hsiung is appointed prime minister of Taiwan by President Chen Shui-bian.
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UK man tells of 'kidnap' in Syria

Monday 14th of May 2007, 5:24
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK man who disappeared in Syria for three months says he was kidnapped and forced to say he was a terrorist.
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Russia cafe blast leaves 10 dead

Monday 14th of May 2007, 6:13
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Orsk

An explosion and fire in a cafe in the southern Russian city of Orsk kills at least 10 people, officials say.
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Cricket: Sri Lanka coach resigns

Monday 14th of May 2007, 6:42
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Tom Moody resigns as Sri Lanka coach to take up a similar position with Western Australia.
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Cricket: Sri Lanka coach quits

Monday 14th of May 2007, 6:42
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Tom Moody resigns as Sri Lanka coach to take up a similar position with Western Australia.
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Pope condemns LatAm 'autocrats'

Monday 14th of May 2007, 7:02
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Pope Benedict XVI criticises "authoritarian governments", in a speech at the end of his trip to Brazil.
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US seeks G8 climate text changes

Monday 14th of May 2007, 7:46
related countries: United States United States

The US tries to block sections of a draft agreement on climate change prepared for next month's G8 summit.
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China launches Nigerian satellite

Monday 14th of May 2007, 8:31
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, China China

A Nigerian satellite, expected to boost broadband internet services in Africa, is launched by China.
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Japan approves constitution steps

Monday 14th of May 2007, 8:45
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's parliament passes legislation that paves the way for a referendum on revising the pacifist constitution.
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Factional clashes renewed in Gaza

Monday 14th of May 2007, 8:55
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Fighting breaks out in Gaza for a second day, with two killed as rival Palestinian factions exchange fire.
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US teachers stage mock attack

Monday 14th of May 2007, 9:39
related countries: United States United States

Teachers at a US school stage a fake gun attack during a class trip, frightening pupils and outraging parents.
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Philippines vote draws to a close

Monday 14th of May 2007, 9:45
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Voting ends in the Philippines for mid-term elections that have been marred by months of violence.
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US seeks missile deal with Poland

Monday 14th of May 2007, 10:35
related countries: Poland Poland, United States United States

Poland and the US are to begin formal talks on the controversial deployment of a US missile shield.
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Ex-Malaysian PM in intensive care

Monday 14th of May 2007, 10:51
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Ex-Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad is in intensive care after suffering breathing difficulties, aides say.
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War book wins Blooker blog prize

Monday 14th of May 2007, 11:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A book written by a US soldier about his experiences in post-war Iraq wins a book and blog prize.
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Zimbabwe 'ignores' SA diplomacy

Monday 14th of May 2007, 12:26
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's government is not listening to South Africa's attempts to mediate its crisis, a top ANC figure says.
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Bullied Australian in A$1m payout

Monday 14th of May 2007, 12:35
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian teenager who was bullied at school is awarded record damages that could reach A$1m.
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Artists condemn obscenity arrest

Monday 14th of May 2007, 12:48
related countries: India India

Indian art lovers protest against the arrest of a student whose work was vandalised as "obscene".
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Crunch Guinea talks delayed again

Monday 14th of May 2007, 13:31
related countries: Guinea Guinea
related places: Conakry

Guinea's President Lansana Conte again postpones a meeting with discontented soldiers after days of riots.
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Cerberus to buy Chrysler

Monday 14th of May 2007, 13:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Chrysler

Cerberus Capital Management is to buy a majority stake in DaimlerChrysler's ailing US Chrysler arm for 5.5bn euros.
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Football boss shot dead in Sofia

Monday 14th of May 2007, 13:45
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria
related places: Sofia

The president of a leading Bulgarian football team, Lokomotiv Plovdiv, is shot dead in a suburb of Sofia.
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UN to probe Somali human rights

Monday 14th of May 2007, 13:46
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somalia's government will work with a probe into alleged human rights abuses in recent clashes, a UN official says.
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Violence ahead of Algeria polls

Monday 14th of May 2007, 14:58
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Dozens of people are killed in three days of fighting in Algeria between the military and armed groups.
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Migrants land on Canary Islands

Monday 14th of May 2007, 15:13
related countries: Spain Spain

Hundreds of African migrants land on Spain's Canary Islands - a new surge compared with recent months.
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Rice rejects 'new Cold War' talk

Monday 14th of May 2007, 16:30
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Moscow

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice dismisses talk of a new Cold War as she starts a visit to Russia.
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Pakistan city shut down by strike

Monday 14th of May 2007, 16:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Karachi

A strike in Karachi paralyses the city after 41 people die in two days of violence in the Pakistani city.
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US says troops held by 'al-Qaeda'

Monday 14th of May 2007, 17:02
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US military in Iraq says it believes three missing soldiers are being held by al-Qaeda-linked militants.
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Pakistan clash 'kills US soldier'

Monday 14th of May 2007, 18:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A US soldier is shot dead at a meeting with Pakistani troops near the Afghan border, a Pakistani official says.
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Philippines vote-counting begins

Monday 14th of May 2007, 18:05
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The lengthy process of counting votes from the Philippines mid-term elections begins.
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Hebron turned into 'ghost town'

Monday 14th of May 2007, 18:15
related countries: Israel Israel

Human rights groups say Israeli curbs on Palestinians in the town of Hebron have forced thousands to leave.
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US blocks soldiers from websites

Monday 14th of May 2007, 18:41
related countries: United States United States

The US military is to block troops from using 13 popular websites for sharing photos, video clips and messages.
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Rancher denies US nun's killing

Monday 14th of May 2007, 19:12
related countries: Botswana Botswana, United States United States

A Brazilian rancher pleads not guilty for the murder of US-born environmental activist Sister Dorothy Stang.
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UK Palestinians in Johnston plea

Monday 14th of May 2007, 19:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Johnston

Palestinians in the UK call for the release of the BBC's Alan Johnston, nine weeks after his abduction in Gaza.
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Tennis: Federer strikes out alone

Monday 14th of May 2007, 19:38
related countries: France France

Roger Federer says he will not replace former coach Tony Roche before the French Open and Wimbledon.
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Key terrorism trial starts in US

Monday 14th of May 2007, 21:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

The trial begins in Florida of US citizen Jose Padilla and two other men on charges of supporting terrorism.
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Anger at Pope's Brazil comments

Monday 14th of May 2007, 21:43
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Indigenous leaders in Brazil reject the Pope's comments that their predecessors had longed to become Christian.
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Somalia aid 'not reaching needy'

Monday 14th of May 2007, 23:38
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Aid is only getting through to about a third of the Somali population who need it, a top UN humanitarian official says.
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