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What happend on October 12th 2007

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French playboy jailed 30 years on

Friday 12th of October 2007, 0:18
related countries: France France

A former French Riviera playboy is jailed for the murder of his girlfriend three decades after she vanished.
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Bush pledges Dalai Lama meeting

Friday 12th of October 2007, 0:27
related countries: United States United States, China China

US President George W Bush says he will meet the Dalai Lama next week in a move certain to anger China.
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Security Council rebukes Burma

Friday 12th of October 2007, 3:22
related countries: Burma Burma

The UN Security Council adopts a statement deploring Burma's crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.
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Concert ban for 'Chavez critic'

Friday 12th of October 2007, 3:39
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Spain Spain
related places: Caracas, Chavez

Venezuela bans a Spanish singer's concert at a Caracas stadium over remarks about President Hugo Chavez.
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Bali bomb victims remembered

Friday 12th of October 2007, 4:50
related countries: Australia Australia

Ceremonies are held in Bali and Australia to mark five years since the deadly nightclub bombings.
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Mixed reply to Howard vote plan

Friday 12th of October 2007, 5:49
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Howard

PM John Howard's plan for a vote to recognise Aborigines in Australia's constitution has a mixed response.
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US strike 'kills 15 Iraqis'

Friday 12th of October 2007, 7:41
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US military says 15 civilians, including nine children, are among those killed in an operation in Iraq.
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Thai lawyers seek Thaksin return

Friday 12th of October 2007, 8:00
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Thai prosecutors head to the UK for talks on extraditing former PM and Man City owner Thaksin Shinawatra.
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India PM hopes to complete term

Friday 12th of October 2007, 8:08
related countries: India India

Indian PM Manmohan Singh says he hopes to complete his full term amid speculation about early elections.
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South Africa nearing series win

Friday 12th of October 2007, 10:25
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Pakistan Pakistan

The final Test between Pakistan and South Africa heads for a draw, which would give the tourists a 1-0 series success.
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Kenya awards internet cable deal

Friday 12th of October 2007, 10:27
related countries: Kenya Kenya, France France

Alcatel-Lucent wins the undersea internet cable project to give Kenya better links with the world.
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Jail for record NZ benefit fraud

Friday 12th of October 2007, 10:37
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A man is jailed for eight years for stealing £1.32m, in New Zealand's largest case of benefits fraud.
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Bhutto faces corruption setback

Friday 12th of October 2007, 10:38
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's Supreme Court says it will rule on whether former PM Benazir Bhutto must still face corruption charges.
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Cricket: Inzamam falls short

Friday 12th of October 2007, 10:50
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Inzamam-ul-Haq finishes just short of becoming Pakistan's leading Test scorer after playing his final innings.
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Restraint urged after Sudan split

Friday 12th of October 2007, 11:15
related countries: Sudan Sudan

The US calls on the ruling parties of north and south Sudan to exercise restraint after the government splits.
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New MEP seating plan irks Italy

Friday 12th of October 2007, 11:49
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy dislikes a European Parliament plan to change the distribution of MEPs' seats.
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SA sewage spill after power cuts

Friday 12th of October 2007, 12:40
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's power shortages cause a mammoth spillage of raw sewage into rivers and a popular dam.
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Indian's surprise at Nobel award

Friday 12th of October 2007, 13:23
related countries: India India

Indian scientist Rajendra Pachauri voices surprise after the UN climate panel he heads wins Nobel Peace Prize.
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US to investigate death of Iraqis

Friday 12th of October 2007, 14:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US officials in Iraq say they will investigate an operation in which 15 civilians were killed alongside alleged militants.
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Burmese PM Soe Win dies

Friday 12th of October 2007, 14:39
related countries: Burma Burma

Burmese Prime Minister Soe Win dies in a military hospital after a long illness, aged 59, state media says.
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Togolese braced for landmark poll

Friday 12th of October 2007, 14:58
related countries: Togo Togo

Security is tight in Togo ahead of parliamentary polls with a full opposition field for the first time in 17 years.
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Rugby U: England set for semi

Friday 12th of October 2007, 15:20
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

England fans are flocking to Paris for the World Cup semi-final against France.
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SA soldiers die during training

Friday 12th of October 2007, 15:24
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Nine South African soldiers are killed in a training exercise accident involving an anti-aircraft gun.
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Russia urges US missile 'freeze'

Friday 12th of October 2007, 15:30
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Moscow

Russia calls on the US to "freeze" plans for missile defence facilities in Europe, after high-level Moscow talks.
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Nigeria leader says honesty pays

Friday 12th of October 2007, 15:38
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's president says his country needs honest leaders to set an example to help Nigeria escape poverty.
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EU meat ban on UK partly lifted

Friday 12th of October 2007, 15:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The EU allows exports from Scotland, Wales and parts of England to resume, but farmers complain of curbs.
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Karzai fear over Pakistan clashes

Friday 12th of October 2007, 15:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

Afghanistan's President Karzai tells the BBC of his concern over fighting in Pakistan's tribal district of Waziristan.
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Musharraf blames captured troops

Friday 12th of October 2007, 16:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

President Musharraf says Pakistani troops abducted by militants near the Afghan border acted unprofessionally.
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Dutch magic mushrooms ban

Friday 12th of October 2007, 16:10
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, France France

The Dutch government is to ban the sale of psychedelic mushrooms following the death of a French tourist.
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Soyuz spacecraft docks with ISS

Friday 12th of October 2007, 16:53
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A Soyuz spacecraft carrying the first Malaysian astronaut docks with the International Space Station.
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Rare China tiger seen in the wild

Friday 12th of October 2007, 16:59
related countries: China China
related places: Xinhua

A young South China tiger is spotted in the wild for the first time in decades, according to China's Xinhua.
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Asylum girl makes public appeal

Friday 12th of October 2007, 17:23
related countries: Austria Austria

A 15-year-old asylum seeker who threatened suicide over her family's deportation from Austria comes out of hiding.
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'Cannibal' under arrest in Mexico

Friday 12th of October 2007, 17:27
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A man is arrested on suspicion of murdering and eating his girlfriend after Mexican police find her dismembered body.
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Serbs offer reward for fugitives

Friday 12th of October 2007, 17:57
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Serbia offers a 1m euro reward for information enabling the capture of Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic.
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Florida boot camp staff acquitted

Friday 12th of October 2007, 19:03
related countries: United States United States

Seven US boot camp guards and a nurse are acquitted of manslaughter in the case of a teenager who was beaten.
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DR Congo army moves on rebel HQ

Friday 12th of October 2007, 19:08
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The DR Congo army is moving against a renegade general's HQ days ahead of a deadline for him to cease hostilities.
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Millions forced out by China dam

Friday 12th of October 2007, 21:10
related countries: China China

At least four million people are to be moved from China's Three Gorges Dam area amid fears of a "catastrophe".
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Giant new church at Fatima shrine

Friday 12th of October 2007, 21:53
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: Fatima

One of the world's biggest churches opens at the Fatima shrine in Portugal, attracting huge pilgrim crowds.
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US rejects Russian missile call

Friday 12th of October 2007, 22:22
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Talks between the US and Russia about a US anti-missile system in Europe end with no sign of progress.
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Burma 'deeply regrets' UN rebuke

Friday 12th of October 2007, 22:54
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's military reacts to UN criticism about the crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.
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Mexico City evicts 15,000 traders

Friday 12th of October 2007, 23:25
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Thousands of street vendors are removed from the historic centre of Mexico City by hundreds of riot police.
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Forum mulls genocide prevention

Friday 12th of October 2007, 23:52
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Montreal

A conference in the Canadian city of Montreal discusses ways to try to prevent genocide.
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