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What happend on October 18th 2007

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Turkish MPs back attacks in Iraq

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 0:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Turkey Turkey, United States United States

Turkey's parliament approves military operations against Kurdish separatists in Iraq, defying pressure from the US.
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Leading Burmese dissidents freed

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 2:51
related countries: Burma Burma

Burmese authorities release three prominent dissidents involved in last month's democracy protests.
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Former Soviet spy to be honoured

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 3:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An ex-Soviet spy who defected to Britain is to be honoured by the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
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Togo ruling party wins election

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 3:47
related countries: Togo Togo

Togo's governing RPT party wins a majority of seats in parliamentary elections, the electoral commission says.
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Clashes near Papua mine kill four

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 3:54
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia, United States United States

At least four people are killed in tribal clashes around a US-owned mine in Indonesia's Papua region.
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'Warm wind' hits Arctic climate

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 4:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arctic

The Arctic is being hit by melting ice, hotter air and dying wildlife, a US report on the impact of global warming says.
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Tibet leader gets top US medal

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 4:18
related countries: United States United States, China China

The Dalai Lama is awarded a Congressional Gold Medal - the top US civilian honour, a move that infuriates China.
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India nuclear deal 'efforts on'

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 7:16
related countries: India India, United States United States

Indian PM Manmohan Singh says efforts are continuing to persuade communist allies on the nuclear deal with the US.
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Ex-PM Bhutto en route to Pakistan

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 7:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Bhutto, Karachi

Pakistan's ex-PM Benazir Bhutto heads to Karachi where hundreds of thousands have turned out to greet her.
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US scientist blocked in race row

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 8:12
related countries: United States United States

The Science Museum cancels a talk by American DNA pioneer Dr James Watson who claims black people are less intelligent than white people.
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UN in aid plea for Burma's poor

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 8:44
related countries: Burma Burma

Poverty in Burma is getting worse and many who need aid are not getting it, a senior UN official warns.
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US Dalai Lama award angers China

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 8:58
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Beijing

China says it has summoned the US ambassador in Beijing to protest against the honouring of the Dalai Lama.
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Indian fans face racism charges

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 9:07
related countries: India India, Aruba Aruba

Four Indian cricket fans are charged for allegedly racially abusing Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds.
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Child among dead in Rio drug raid

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 9:39
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Twelve people, including a young boy, are killed as Brazilian police mount an anti-drugs raid on a Rio slum.
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Genocide case for Bolivia ex-head

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 9:45
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Bolivia's exiled ex-President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada faces genocide charges over unrest in 2003 that left 60 dead.
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Ethiopia hosts Somali rift talks

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 10:01
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Somalia Somalia

Somalia's embattled Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Ghedi is in Ethiopia's capital for talks as he fights to retain his post.
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German train strike brings chaos

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 10:22
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany sees more traffic chaos after a strike by train drivers on the country's local rail network.
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Hundreds mourn Taiwan gang boss

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 10:40
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwanese pay their respects to the infamous crime boss Chen Chi-li, who died earlier this month.
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Dead boy in Sydney suitcase

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 11:07
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian police scour schools for missing children after a dead boy is found in a suitcase in a Sydney pond.
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Volatility sweeps Indian markets

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 11:10
related countries: India India

Indian stock markets suffer fresh volatility amid concerns about plans to curb foreign investment in shares.
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Costa Rica gets forest fund boost

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 11:39
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica, United States United States

Conservation groups and the US will trim $26m (£12.8) from Costa Rican debt in return for forest protection investment.
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Cancer patients' battle for justice

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 11:40
related countries: France France
related places: Epinal

Emma Jane Kirby travels to Epinal in eastern France to meet people who are suffering from the effects of too much radiation caused by their cancer treatment.
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Putin wants US date to quit Iraq

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 12:59
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's President Putin says the US is fighting a "pointless" battle in Iraq and should set a withdrawal date.
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Some Uganda flood victims cut off

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 13:13
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Tens of thousands of people affected by flooding in north-eastern Uganda remain cut off from aid.
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Cricket: Ntini sets up S Africa win

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 13:59
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Pakistan Pakistan

South Africa win the first one-day international against Pakistan by 45 runs.
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French president and wife divorce

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 15:18
related countries: France France

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Cecilia have divorced "by mutual consent", it is announced.
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Iran hangs 12 for rape, murder

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 15:25
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran hangs 12 people, including a woman, as the government steps up a crackdown on vice.
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Football: Drogba 'wants to leave'

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 15:53
related countries: France France

Didier Drogba is unhappy at Chelsea and wants to leave the club, according to an interview he has given to France Football magazine.
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British actress Kerr dies at 86

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 16:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Deborah Kerr, star of The King And I and From Here To Eternity, dies at the age of 86.
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Huge crowds greet Bhutto return

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 16:22
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Karachi

Massive crowds throng the streets to see Pakistan's ex-PM Benazir Bhutto make an emotional homecoming.
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Congo warlord flown to The Hague

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 17:21
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

A DR Congo militia leader is flown to The Hague where he is to face charges of war crimes.
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Burma junta in constitution move

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 18:08
related countries: Burma Burma

Military leaders in Burma set up a committee to draft a constitution, after 14 years of talks, state media says.
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No more treaty demands, UK warned

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 18:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain is likely to get opt-outs in the EU treaty but must not make further demands, the Commission president says.
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Flood-hit N Korea 'faces famine'

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 18:45
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea could face famine after floods destroy crops, worsening food shortages, a study says.
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'Rat Pack' member Bishop dies, 89

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 19:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bishop

US comedian Joey Bishop, the last surviving member of Frank Sinatra's "Rat Pack," dies at the age of 89.
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Iraq urges Kurdish rebels to go

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 20:15
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Turkey Turkey

Iraq urges Kurdish rebels to leave the north of the country to avoid cross-border raids by Turkey.
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French strike action to continue

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 20:54
related countries: France France

A one-day strike by French transport workers causes chaos, amid threats that action could continue.
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Five baby corpses found in France

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 21:51
related countries: France France
related places: Valognes

The bodies of five babies are found in northern France, as a woman is questioned on suspicion of infanticide.
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Dollar plunges to fresh euro low

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 22:47
related countries: United States United States

The US dollar is dragged down further to a new low against the euro after US economic data.
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EU leaders 'close to treaty deal'

Thursday 18th of October 2007, 23:15
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: Lisbon

EU leaders meeting in Lisbon say they are very close to a deal on a treaty to reform the 27-member bloc.
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