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What happend on October 23rd 2007

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France and Morocco in train deal

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 1:43
related countries: France France, Morocco Morocco

France's President Sarkozy signs a deal in Morocco to build a high-speed rail link between Tangiers and Marrakesh.
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US woman guilty of 'womb theft'

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 2:34
related countries: United States United States

Jurors convict a US woman who strangled an expectant mother and cut the baby from her womb with a knife.
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Bush seeks new Afghan war funds

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 3:36
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Congress

US President George W Bush asks Congress for an extra $46bn (£23bn) to fund the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
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Chile offers immigrants amnesty

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 3:45
related countries: Chile Chile, United States United States

Chile announces an amnesty for about 20,000 mainly Latin American migrants working there illegally.
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EU to meet new Iran nuclear chief

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 4:46
related countries: Italy Italy, Iran Iran
related places: Rome, Tehran

Iran's new top nuclear negotiator is to meet the EU's envoy in Rome amid fears Tehran is taking a harder line.
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Sanjay Dutt returns to prison

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 5:09
related countries: India India

Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt, jailed for buying illegal weapons in 1993, returns to an Indian prison.
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Chinese fireworks blast kills 16

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 5:25
related countries: China China

An explosion at an unlicensed fireworks workshop in south-west China kills 16 people and injures 15 more.
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Child health drive for Madagascar

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 5:42
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar

Madagascar begins a big campaign against malaria and measles in an effort to reduce infant mortality rates.
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Turkish diplomatic push over PKK

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 5:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Turkey Turkey
related places: Baghdad

Ankara's foreign minister heads to Baghdad as part of intense efforts to avert Turkish military action in Iraq.
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Rudd 'extending lead' over Howard

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 6:04
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian opposition leader Kevin Rudd is strengthening his lead over PM John Howard, a new poll suggests.
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Calm returns to global exchanges

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 7:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Calm

Calm is restored on financial markets, with East Asian shares rising after an overnight recovery in the US.
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France holds Swedish betting boss

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 8:44
related countries: Sweden Sweden, France France

Online betting firm Unibet says its boss has been detained by police over an alleged breach of French gambling laws.
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Nato air raid 'kills civilians'

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 9:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

At least 13 Afghan civilians have been killed in a Nato air strike near Kabul, a provincial official says.
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Manila blast 'was not terrorism'

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 9:43
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A deadly explosion in the Philippines was probably not a bomb attack as first feared, police say.
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Somali government frees WFP head

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 10:18
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The head of the World Food Programme in Somalia, detained on Wednesday for investigation, is set free.
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Trial sees US nun's killer jailed

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 10:32
related countries: Botswana Botswana, United States United States

A Brazilian gunman gets a 27-year jail term after a retrial for the murder of US nun and environmentalist Dorothy Stang.
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US-Iraqi contract 'in disarray'

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 10:40
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A US contract for training Iraqi police was so badly run that auditors do not know how the money was spent.
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SA 'exploiting Zimbabwe crisis'

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 11:18
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

South African firms are making good profits in Zimbabwe despite the country's economic crisis, a report says.
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Turkey wins Iraq backing on PKK

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 11:45
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey and Iraq agree to work together to deal with the problem of Kurd rebels in northern Iraq.
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UN envoy set to return to Burma

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 12:08
related countries: Burma Burma

UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari will return to Burma in early November after the date of his visit is moved forward.
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Probe into Lanka air base attack

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 12:40
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan military opens an investigation into how a Tamil Tiger suicide squad infiltrated an air force base.
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Africa migrants thrown overboard

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 13:27
related countries: Yemen Yemen

The UN says 66 Africans are dead or missing after being forced overboard by traffickers near Yemen.
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UN 'slow' to stop DRC abuses

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 13:41
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Human Rights Watch says fighters in the DR Congo are committing rape and murder and the UN is "slow" to react.
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Californians flee as fires rage

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 13:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

California evacuates a quarter of a million people as fierce winds fan wildfires in the Los Angeles region.
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Cricket: Pakistan secure easy win

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 14:01
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Faisalabad

Pakistan take a 2-1 lead in the one-day series against South Africa with a six-wicket win in Faisalabad.
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US hints at missile shield delay

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 14:17
related countries: United States United States

The US may delay activating its Europe-based missile defence shield, Defence Secretary Robert Gates says.
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'Volkswagen law' is ruled illegal

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 14:42
related countries: Germany Germany

A German law that prevents a foreign takeover of carmaker Volkswagen is ruled illegal by the top EU court.
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Iranian MPs add to nuclear splits

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 15:28
related countries: Iran Iran

More than 180 Iranian MPs sign a letter supporting former nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani, signalling widening divisions.
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'Many violations' in Kyrgyz vote

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 15:31
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan

A referendum on constitutional reforms in Kyrgyzstan was flawed, monitoring groups say.
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Missile shield is 'urgent' - Bush

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 15:32
related countries: United States United States

The US president says a Europe missile shield is an "urgent" need as his defence chief hints at a delay.
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'Ban on Bhutto' leaving Pakistan

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 16:07
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Bhutto

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has been banned from leaving the country, her party says.
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Italy investigates pasta makers

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 16:23
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian pasta makers face an investigation by Italy's regulator into alleged price fixing of one of the country's staple foods.
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Uganda rebels claim 'not split'

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 16:29
related countries: Uganda Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

A spokesman denies Uganda's northern rebels have split as the UN says a top commander surrenders in DR Congo.
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EU 'Blue Card' to target skilled

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 16:42
related countries: United States United States

The European Commission has unveiled plans for a Blue Card to attract skilled immigrants, and rival the US Green Card.
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Indian aid money 'goes missing'

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 18:19
related countries: India India

More than $3m donated to the Indian PM's fund for disaster victims have gone missing, court papers say.
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Darfur 'a quarrel over a camel'

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 19:30
related countries: Libya Libya, Sudan Sudan

Libya's leader says Sudan's Darfur conflict is "a quarrel over a camel" as a rebel group says it will boycott talks.
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Palestinian inmate dies of wounds

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 19:38
related countries: Israel Israel

A Palestinian dies of wounds suffered in a riot at an Israeli jail, as Palestinians accuse guards of provoking the trouble.
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Iran envoy vows no policy change

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 19:56
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's new nuclear negotiator says his appointment will not change policy and talks will be pursued "with strength".
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Football: Arsenal crush Prague

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 20:34
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

Theo Walcott and Cesc Fabregas each score twice as Arsenal crush Slavia Prague to close in on the Champions League knockout stages.
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Argentine judge accuses ex-leader

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 21:28
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Legal action begins against Argentine's ex-President de la Rua over the killing of five people during riots in 2001.
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Iraq to ban Kurd rebel operations

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 23:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Turkey Turkey

Iraq is to ban operations of the Kurdish PKK rebel group amid Turkish threats of a military incursion inside Iraq.
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Singapore retains its gay sex ban

Tuesday 23rd of October 2007, 23:45
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Singapore's parliament votes against a controversial proposal to decriminalise sex between men.
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