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What happend on May 17th 2007

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Gaza erupts in renewed violence

Thursday 17th of May 2007, 0:19
related countries: Israel Israel

At least 20 people are killed as violence worsens in Gaza, with factional fighting and Israeli air strikes.
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Armed gang kills Mexican police

Thursday 17th of May 2007, 3:03
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Four Mexican police officers are kidnapped and later found shot dead, with three people still missing.
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Blair and Bush hold pre-G8 talks

Thursday 17th of May 2007, 5:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington, Bush

Tony Blair is in the US for talks with President Bush in the prime minister's final round of international diplomacy.
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Bank of Japan keeps rates on hold

Thursday 17th of May 2007, 5:37
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's key interest rate is kept on hold at 0.5% for a third consecutive month amid a slip in consumer prices.
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Australia frees embassy plotter

Thursday 17th of May 2007, 5:50
related countries: Israel Israel, United Kingdom United Kingdom, Australia Australia

A British-born Muslim who plotted to blow up Israel's embassy in Australia is released from jail there.
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'Six killed' in Kandahar blasts

Thursday 17th of May 2007, 6:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kandahar

At least six men die in two roadside bomb blasts in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, witnesses say.
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Hostage flees Farc captors

Thursday 17th of May 2007, 6:44
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A Colombian policeman held hostage by left-wing Farc rebels for nearly nine years escapes his captors.
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US criticises Burma nuclear plan

Thursday 17th of May 2007, 7:05
related countries: Russia Russia, Burma Burma, United States United States

Russia's plan to build a nuclear research centre in Burma is heavily criticised by the US.
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India stars return to face Tigers

Thursday 17th of May 2007, 7:14
related countries: India India, Bangladesh Bangladesh

Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Anil Kumble will play for India in the first Test in Bangladesh.
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Russian Church ends 80-year split

Thursday 17th of May 2007, 7:52
related countries: Russia Russia

The Russian Orthodox Church Abroad reunites with its mother church after 80 years of schism.
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Pakistan and Afghan forces clash

Thursday 17th of May 2007, 8:18
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

Afghan and Pakistani troops exchange fire again in a disputed area of their common border.
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War-hit Uganda to lag for 'years'

Thursday 17th of May 2007, 8:37
related countries: Uganda Uganda

It will take up to four years to rebuild northern Uganda after two decades of rebellion, a top UN official says.
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US and Iran to hold talks on Iraq

Thursday 17th of May 2007, 9:01
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Iran Iran, United States United States

US and Iranian diplomats will hold talks later this month on the security situation in Iraq, Iran's foreign minister says.
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Thursday 17th of May 2007, 10:24
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea

Two trains make the first rail crossings between North and South Korea since the end of the Korean War.
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War-torn Iraq 'facing collapse'

Thursday 17th of May 2007, 10:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Iraq faces collapse unless the US and Britain change tack, a top think tank warns, as Iran sets a date for US talks.
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French villagers back priest with partner

Thursday 17th of May 2007, 10:54
related countries: France France

The expulsion of a priest from a church in south-west France has set off a fresh debate about celibacy.
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Two die in China school stabbing

Thursday 17th of May 2007, 11:00
related countries: China China

Two pupils are killed at a school in southern China after a teenager launches a knife attack, reports say.
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Tamil 'rebels' held in Maldives

Thursday 17th of May 2007, 12:00
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, Maldives Maldives

Coastguards in the Maldives open fire on a boat carrying suspected Tamil Tiger rebels from Sri Lanka.
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Gordon Brown to succeed Blair

Thursday 17th of May 2007, 12:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chancellor Gordon Brown is confirmed as Tony Blair's successor as Labour leader and UK prime minister.
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Russian quizzed over Madeleine

Thursday 17th of May 2007, 12:31
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian man questioned over the disappearance of Madeleine McCann denies any involvement.
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Uganda to keep troops in Somalia

Thursday 17th of May 2007, 12:37
related countries: Uganda Uganda, Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

Somalia's prime minister is unhurt after an apparent attempt to kill him in the capital, Mogadishu.
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Australia 'funds Zimbabwe terror'

Thursday 17th of May 2007, 12:41
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, Australia Australia

Zimbabwe's government accuses Australia of funding violence to try to remove President Mugabe.
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Turkish secularist parties unite

Thursday 17th of May 2007, 13:19
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Two secularist opposition parties in Turkey unite to challenge the Islamist-rooted AK Party.
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Oxygen supplies for India police

Thursday 17th of May 2007, 13:33
related countries: India India
related places: Calcutta

Police officers across the Indian city of Calcutta receive oxygen supplies to help offset the effects of air pollution.
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Huge rise in Zimbabwe inflation

Thursday 17th of May 2007, 13:45
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's annual rate of inflation surges to a new record high of 3,731.9%, official figures show.
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S Africa boy 'held for 13 years'

Thursday 17th of May 2007, 14:38
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A man is charged with indecent assault after a South African boy was allegedly kept captive for 13 years.
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Sarkozy names ally Fillon as PM

Thursday 17th of May 2007, 15:09
related countries: France France

New French President Nicolas Sarkozy names moderate conservative Francois Fillon as his first prime minister.
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Moscow's 'cyber war' hits Estonia

Thursday 17th of May 2007, 15:21
related countries: Russia Russia, Estonia Estonia
related places: Moscow

Estonia says its websites are under heavy attack, blaming Russia for playing a part over a row about a war memorial.
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Sharia stoning for Nigerian man

Thursday 17th of May 2007, 15:58
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

An Islamic court in northern Nigeria sentences a man to death for raping two teenage girls.
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Afghan minister hurt in bombing

Thursday 17th of May 2007, 17:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kandahar

Three people are killed and the Afghan culture minister slightly hurt in a bombing in Kandahar, officials say.
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Bush and Blair defend war record

Thursday 17th of May 2007, 17:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Blair

Tony Blair and George W Bush reaffirm their decisions over Iraq, on Mr Blair's last official visit to Washington.
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India tensions over Sikh protests

Thursday 17th of May 2007, 17:34
related countries: India India
related places: Haryana

Indian security forces are sent to Punjab and Haryana amid growing violence between Sikhs and a Hindu sect.
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Cricket: England dominate WI

Thursday 17th of May 2007, 17:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Alastair Cook hits 102 not out as England dominate against West Indies, ending day one on 200-3.
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Belarus loses UN human rights bid

Thursday 17th of May 2007, 18:30
related countries: Belarus Belarus

Belarus is defeated in a bid to join the UN's Human Rights Council, amid a campaign against its poor rights record.
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Algerians Arab football champions

Thursday 17th of May 2007, 19:43
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Entente Setif complete a 2-1 aggregate win over Al Faisali of Jordan to be crowned winners of the Arab Champions League.
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Israel launches raids into Gaza

Thursday 17th of May 2007, 19:51
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel launches air strikes and deploys troops in Gaza after vowing to respond to Palestinian rocket attacks.
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US deal over illegal immigrants

Thursday 17th of May 2007, 21:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The White House and the US Senate reach a deal that could give legal status to millions of illegal immigrants.
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Polar ocean 'soaking up less CO2'

Thursday 17th of May 2007, 21:21
related countries: Southern Ocean Southern Ocean

Antarctica's Southern Ocean carbon "sink" is failing to soak up as much CO2 as it was expected to, scientists say.
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Low turnout in Algeria elections

Thursday 17th of May 2007, 21:38
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Algeria's parliamentary elections pass off peacefully amid tight security, although turnout is low.
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New charges over US bones theft

Thursday 17th of May 2007, 22:04
related countries: United States United States

Seven more people are charged in a high-profile US case involving alleged theft of body parts from corpses.
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