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What happend on May 3rd 2007

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MPs back embattled Israeli PM

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 0:14
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert wins the backing of MPs from his Kadima party, amid calls for him to resign.
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US 'to tighten rules on Britons'

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 1:04
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The US government is reportedly seeking to tighten visa restrictions for British citizens of Pakistani origin.
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Insurgents 'right to take on US'

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 3:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Insurgents in Iraq are right to try to force US troops out of the country, a former British Army commander says.
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Japan PM calls for defence review

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 5:20
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe uses the 60th anniversary of the nation's pacifist constitution to call for 'bold' changes.
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US rape suspect held in Hong Kong

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 7:36
related countries: United States United States, Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: America

One of America's most wanted suspected sex offenders, Kenneth Freeman, is caught in Hong Kong.
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US denies curb on UK Pakistanis

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 8:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Washington

The US embassy denies reports that Washington wants to tighten visa curbs on Britons of Pakistani origin.
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Ex-Afghan prime minister killed

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 8:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Gunmen in Afghanistan have killed a senator who was briefly prime minister in 1992, officials say.
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Polls open for UK regional voting

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 8:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Millions of voters are going to the polls in Scotland, Wales and English local authority elections.
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Ex-Hungary ruler's remains stolen

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 9:04
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Vandals who desecrated the grave of Hungary's last communist ruler stole some of his remains, police say.
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Sudan 'will defy Darfur warrants'

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 9:08
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Sudan will not hand over two war crimes suspects to the International Criminal Court, the foreign minister says.
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Taiwan urged to pass defence bill

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 9:21
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, United States United States

The de facto US ambassador to Taiwan urges the island to pass an arms bill allowing it to buy US weapons.
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Defeat for Bahamas government

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 9:45
related countries: The Bahamas The Bahamas

Voters in the Bahamas oust the government in favour of the opposition FNM party, unofficial results show.
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Iraq pleads for funds to rebuild

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 10:21
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Egypt Egypt

Iraq's prime minister appeals for debt relief at a summit in Egypt called to try to help stabilise his country.
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Turkish MPs vote for early poll

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 10:35
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's MPs vote for a ruling party call for July elections aimed at resolving the crisis over the presidency.
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Gujarat police given court order

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 10:40
related countries: India India

The Indian Supreme Court gives two weeks to Gujarat state police to explain the deaths of a Muslim couple in their custody.
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Putting Jamestown into context

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 10:48
related countries: Saint Helena Saint Helena
related places: Jamestown

Malcolm Billings visits Jamestown, where the first English settlers arrived in America 400 years ago.
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China chip use in dog crackdown

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 10:50
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Part of Beijing pilots a project to implant digital chips into dogs in a bid to control the city's canine population.
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Iran leader accused of indecency

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 10:52
related countries: Iran Iran

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad comes under fire for kissing the hand of his former teacher in public.
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French rivals dispute TV honours

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 11:45
related countries: France France

France's presidential rivals claim victory in a TV debate as they prepare to hold final rallies ahead of the vote.
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Starbucks strikes Ethiopia deal

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 12:19
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Starbucks and Ethiopia reach an agreement which could help end a dispute over coffee bean trademarks.
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Wave of discontent in Israel

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 12:50
related countries: Israel Israel

Tim Franks, in Jerusalem, finds there are clear signs that Israelis, usually such a patriotic people, have begun to feel more equivocal about their country.
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Space telescope spots new planet

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 13:14
related countries: France France

The French-led Corot mission spies its first planet - a distant world that is hotter and bigger than Jupiter.
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US 'kills senior Iraqi insurgent'

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 13:30
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

The US military says it has positively identified a militant killed near Baghdad as a key al-Qaeda in Iraq official.
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Irish teen in court abortion plea

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 13:41
related countries: Ireland Ireland

A pregnant teenager in Irish state care goes to court to press for the right to abort her terminally-ill foetus.
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Nasrallah voices Israel respect

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 14:02
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

The leader of Hezbollah says he respects Israel for issuing such a damning report the Lebanon war.
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Some foreigners freed in Nigeria

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 15:10
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Niger Niger, North Korea North Korea

Five foreigners kidnapped in Nigeria's oil-rich south have been freed say militants, but others are still held.
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Colombo airport in night closure

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 15:18
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Officials at Sri Lanka's only international airport announce that it will close at night time following rebel air strikes.
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Court blow to Barclays ABN deal

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 15:20
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, United States United States

A court blocks Dutch bank ABN Amro's plan to sell its US banking business, threatening merger plans with Barclays.
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Burma PM home from hospital

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 15:23
related countries: Burma Burma, Singapore Singapore

Burmese Prime Minister General Soe Win returns home after treatment at a Singapore hospital.
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Mali president wins second term

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 15:35
related countries: Mali Mali

Mali's President Amadou Toumani Toure wins a second five-year term in presidential elections.
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Olmert survives war report debate

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 15:57
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

Israeli MPS debate a damning report on the Lebanon war, but PM Ehud Olmert escapes a confidence vote.
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US and Syria hold landmark talks

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 16:23
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria, United States United States

Condoleezza Rice holds the US's first high-level talks with Syria since 2005, on the fringe of an Iraq conference.
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Estonian embassy blockade to end

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 16:33
related countries: Russia Russia, Estonia Estonia

Russian youths vow to stop a vigil at Moscow's Estonian embassy, amid a row over the moving of a war memorial.
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Nato vows action on Afghan deaths

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 16:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Nato pledges to make more efforts to prevent civilian deaths when fighting militants in Afghanistan.
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Sudan Chad agree border force

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 17:12
related countries: Sudan Sudan, Chad Chad

Sudan and Chad agreed to co-operate with the AU and UN to stabilise Darfur and the neighbouring region of Chad.
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Somali firms hand weapons to AU

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 17:16
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

Influential Somali businessmen surrender weapons to African Union peacekeepers in the capital, Mogadishu.
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Israelis call on Olmert to resign

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 20:12
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Tens of thousands of Israelis gather in Tel Aviv calling for PM Ehud Olmert to quit over last year's Lebanon war.
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Pioneer US astronaut dies

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 21:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Mercury, Apollo

Walter Schirra, a US space pioneer who was the only man to fly on Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions, dies.
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Queen tribute to Virginia victims

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 21:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: America, Queen, Virginia

Queen Elizabeth II pays tribute to the Virginia Tech shooting victims, on her first trip to the US for 16 years.
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French rivals hold final rallies

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 21:59
related countries: France France

The two candidates in France's presidential election hold their final rallies before Sunday's vote.
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Chavez targets Venezuela banks

Thursday 3rd of May 2007, 23:01
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

President Hugo Chavez threatens to take over Venezuela's private banks and largest steel firm.
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