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What happend on May 31st 2007

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Ukraine MPs in poll deadlock

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 0:07
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's parliament misses a deadline to approve early elections to end a two-month political stalemate.
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Guantanamo Saudi 'kills himself'

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 1:11
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

A Saudi Arabian prisoner at Guantanamo Bay apparently commits suicide, the US military says.
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Search continues for Iraq Britons

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 2:15
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Baghdad

Everything possible is being done to find five Britons snatched in Baghdad on Tuesday, the UK FM says.
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Sydney terror accused deny guilt

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 3:31
related countries: Australia Australia

Nine men arrested in Australia's largest counter-terror operation plead not guilty to plotting an attack.
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Thai ex-PM's party ban 'unfair'

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 4:04
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Leaders of former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's party criticise a court ruling banning it.
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Thirteen die in Pakistan attack

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 5:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 13 people die as gunmen enter the house of a government official in north-west Pakistan, police say.
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Policeman killed in Kashmir fight

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 5:42
related countries: India India

Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir say a senior police officer has been killed in fighting with militants.
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Football: Man Utd sign pair

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 6:50
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Man Utd agree "in principle" deals to sign FC Porto's Anderson and Sporting Lisbon's Nani.
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UN approves Hariri murder court

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 6:51
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The UN votes in favour of setting up a court to try the suspected killers of ex-Lebanese PM Rafik Hariri.
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Whale meeting condemns Japan

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 6:58
related countries: Japan Japan

The International Whaling Commission passes a resolution condemning Japan's Antarctic whale hunt.
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Manufacturing lifts Indian growth

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 7:17
related countries: India India

India grew 9.1% in the first three months of 2007, driven by the manufacturing and service sectors.
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Bolivian leader kicks off protest

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 8:25
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, Ecuador Ecuador

Bolivia's President takes to the pitch to protest against a ban on international football games at altitude.
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State of emergency ends in Fiji

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 8:34
related countries: Fiji Fiji

Fiji's military leader lifts a state of emergency imposed after he seized power in December 2006.
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Canberra-Manila in security pact

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 8:44
related countries: Philippines Philippines, Australia Australia

Australia and the Philippines sign a security deal aimed at cracking down on regional terror groups.
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Latvia elects doctor as president

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 9:36
related countries: Latvia Latvia

The Latvian parliament elects a leading medical doctor, Valdis Zatlers, as the Baltic state's next president.
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US official in nuclear deal talks

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 9:44
related countries: India India, United States United States

A senior US official is in India to hold talks aimed at finalising a nuclear co-operation deal.
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US arrests internet 'spam king'

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 10:49
related countries: United States United States

A man nicknamed the 'spam king' for allegedly sending out millions of junk e-mails is arrested in the US.
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UK 'behind Litvinenko death'

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 10:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Andrei Lugovoi, accused of killing ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko, says UK secret services were involved.
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Freed Chinese panda dies in wild

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 11:11
related countries: China China

Xiang Xiang, the first Chinese panda released from captivity into the wild, has died, state media reports.
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Many killed in Iraq suicide bomb

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 11:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A suicide bomber kills at least 20 people in an attack on an Iraqi police recruitment centre in Falluja.
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Zambia's Chiluba 'to stand trial'

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 12:00
related countries: Zambia Zambia

A court rules that Zambia's ex-President Frederick Chiluba is not too ill to stand trial for corruption in Zambia.
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Italy inmates seek death penalty

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 12:37
related countries: Italy Italy

Hundreds of prisoners serving life sentences in Italy call on the president to reinstate the death penalty.
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Cold forces Argentine energy cuts

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 12:43
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina rations energy supplies as cold weather blamed for 17 deaths strains the country's power system.
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Tennis: Hewitt overcomes Gaudio

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 12:44
related countries: France France

Lleyton Hewitt recovers from two sets down to beat former champion Gaston Gaudio, as Rafael Nadal also wins at the French Open.
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Taleban 'downed Nato helicopter'

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 13:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Nato says one of its helicopters that crashed in Afghanistan may have been shot down by the Taleban.
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Hezbollah's secret nectarines

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 13:27
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Hezbollah are not building military bunkers in southern Lebanon, but fruit production, Darius Bazargan is told.
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Ukraine leader warns of snap poll

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 13:43
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's president says he can force a snap poll if parliament fails to approve a September election.
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ElBaradei urges no Iran attack

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 14:01
related countries: Iran Iran

The UN's nuclear watchdog warns "new crazies" against bombing Iran to stop its nuclear programme.
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US growth weakest in four years

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 14:11
related countries: United States United States

The US economy grew at a pace of 0.6% in the first quarter of 2007, its weakest rate in more than four years.
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Call for Mid-East women's rights

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 14:49
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice calls for more political rights for women in the Middle East.
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Russia denies foreign energy bias

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 15:13
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia does not discriminate against foreign firms in its pursuit of its energy needs, a senior official has stated.
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Nepal parties agree November poll

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 15:29
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Nepal will hold elections in November to a constituent assembly that will shape its future, ruling parties say.
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Hezbollah condemns Hariri court

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 15:52
related countries: Syria Syria, Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanese opposition group Hezbollah attacks a UN plan for a tribunal over the killing of ex-PM Rafik Hariri.
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US actor to run for president

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 16:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hollywood

Fred Thompson, a Hollywood actor and former US senator, says he is planning to run for president in 2008.
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Nigeria militants set conditions

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 16:29
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's oil militants say they are ready for dialogue with the new president, if certain conditions are met.
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Turkish MPs force showdown

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 16:39
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish MPs defy the president by renewing support for constitutional reforms, amid tensions over Islam.
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Pakistan author accuses military

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 17:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A respected Pakistani author accuses the government of blocking the launch of her book about the military.
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Norway sends aid to Palestinians

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 17:35
related countries: United States United States

Norway resumes direct aid to the Hamas-led Palestinian administration, unlike the EU and US.
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Thaksin supporters rally over ban

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 18:05
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Supporters of the former Thai PM's now outlawed party hold protests in Bangkok amid tight security.
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US seeks new greenhouse gas goals

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 18:22
related countries: United States United States

US President George W Bush outlines a new plan to tackle greenhouse gas emissions, ahead of a G8 summit.
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Ten soldiers killed in Thai blast

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 19:32
related countries: Thailand Thailand

At least 10 soldiers are killed in a bomb attack by suspected militants in the Thai south, officials say.
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Football: Ranieri leaves Parma

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 20:39
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Parma

Claudio Ranieri resigns as manager of Italian Serie A side Parma and is expected to take over at Man City.
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Blair issues Africa action call

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 21:28
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Tony Blair says there is a "moral obligation" to use political action "to make the world better".
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Iran continues nuclear defiance

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 22:16
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's nuclear envoy reiterates his country's refusal to stop its nuclear programme after talks with EU officials.
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US 'disturbed' by Iran detentions

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 22:45
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US has strongly criticised Iran over the detention of three US citizens and the suspected arrest of a fourth.
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TB patient faces months in care

Thursday 31st of May 2007, 23:15
related countries: United States United States

A US man with a rare form of TB is moved to a special clinic as calls widen for anyone in contact with him to be checked.
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