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What happend on October 24th 2007

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Mediterranean summit proposed

Wednesday 24th of October 2007, 0:45
related countries: France France

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy invites Mediterranean leaders to a summit aimed at forging closer ties.
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New sentence for Chile spy chief

Wednesday 24th of October 2007, 2:55
related countries: Chile Chile

Chile's former secret police chief, already in jail, is sentenced to a further 15 years over the 1974 death of a student.
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Nato ministers face tough talks

Wednesday 24th of October 2007, 4:06
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Netherlands Netherlands, Turkey Turkey, Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan burden-sharing and tension on Turkey's Iraq border are likely to dominate Nato talks in the Netherlands.
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US reins in Iraq security firms

Wednesday 24th of October 2007, 4:08
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Washington clamps down on foreign private security firms in Iraq after deadly incidents involving civilians.
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Nigeria eyes review of oil deals

Wednesday 24th of October 2007, 4:46
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's top energy adviser says oil extraction partnerships with foreign firms should be reviewed.
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Taiwan torch relay for UN entry

Wednesday 24th of October 2007, 6:14
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan's president kicks off a nationwide torch relay to highlight the island's bid to join the United Nations.
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S Africa in second condom recall

Wednesday 24th of October 2007, 6:48
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African officials recall millions of condoms after they fail a safety test, for the second time in recent months.
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US panel supports China net laws

Wednesday 24th of October 2007, 7:05
related countries: United States United States, China China

A US congress panel backs legislation which would stop internet firms from co-operating with Chinese authorities.
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Murder verdict against politician

Wednesday 24th of October 2007, 8:47
related countries: India India

A well-known Indian politician, Amar Mani Tripathi, is found guilty of conspiring to murder his pregnant mistress.
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Australia rate rise threat grows

Wednesday 24th of October 2007, 8:51
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian inflation surges in the three months to the end of September, raising the prospect of an interest rate rise.
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Pakistani army in new deployment

Wednesday 24th of October 2007, 9:06
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Swat

The Pakistani army deploys around 2,500 troops in the remote valley of Swat to combat pro-Taleban militants.
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Venezuela protest turns violent

Wednesday 24th of October 2007, 9:37
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Chavez

Venezuelan students clash with police during a protest against plans to lift curbs on the president's term in office.
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'Eight Lankan planes' destroyed

Wednesday 24th of October 2007, 11:00
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's prime minister admits that a Tamil Tiger attack on an air force base caused far more damage than previously acknowledged.
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Life sentences for Delhi police

Wednesday 24th of October 2007, 11:10
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Ten policemen in the Indian capital, Delhi, are given life prison sentences for the murder of two businessmen.
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S Korean spies admit 1973 snatch

Wednesday 24th of October 2007, 11:41
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea

South Korea's intelligence agency says it was behind the 1973 kidnapping of future President Kim Dae-jung.
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Wildfires force California exodus

Wednesday 24th of October 2007, 11:57
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico
related places: Santa Barbara, California

More than 500,000 people in southern California are ordered to leave their homes to escape raging wildfires.
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French parliament adopts DNA bill

Wednesday 24th of October 2007, 12:03
related countries: France France

France's parliament passes a controversial law that offers DNA tests for foreign migrants joining relatives.
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China launches first Moon orbiter

Wednesday 24th of October 2007, 12:18
related countries: Japan Japan, China China

China's first lunar probe takes off, in a key step towards Beijing's aim of putting a man on the Moon by 2020.
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Trapped Australian miners freed

Wednesday 24th of October 2007, 12:19
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Fifty-four miners are rescued unharmed after being trapped in an Australian gold mine for several hours.
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Gambian 'spy' journalist missing

Wednesday 24th of October 2007, 12:30
related countries: The Gambia The Gambia

Gambian journalist Yaya Dampha, briefly detained earlier this month is missing believed to be in hiding.
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Kenya police deny sect killings

Wednesday 24th of October 2007, 13:31
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan police deny carrying out extra-judicial killings of suspects and outlawed Mungiki sect members.
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Russia 'chessboard killer' guilty

Wednesday 24th of October 2007, 13:51
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian shop assistant Alexander Pichushkin is found guilty of 48 murders which he recorded on a chessboard.
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Rallies held for detained Suu Kyi

Wednesday 24th of October 2007, 14:06
related countries: Burma Burma

Global protests mark the 12th year in detention for Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Candidates killed in Colombia

Wednesday 24th of October 2007, 14:37
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Two candidates in Sunday's regional polls in Colombia are shot dead, bringing the number killed to at least 21.
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Sharp decline in US housing sales

Wednesday 24th of October 2007, 15:01
related countries: United States United States

Sales of existing US homes fell by 8% in September, the biggest decline in 16 years, a report shows.
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Service for SA's shot reggae star

Wednesday 24th of October 2007, 15:46
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Friends and family of murdered South African reggae star Lucky Dube attend a memorial service and protest march.
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Rugby: New French coach named

Wednesday 24th of October 2007, 16:15
related countries: France France

Former France flanker Marc Lievremont is named coach of the nation's rugby team.
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Darfur peace talks under threat

Wednesday 24th of October 2007, 16:25
related countries: Sudan Sudan

The African Union admits that another rebel boycott is a blow to planned talks on Sudan's Darfur region.
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Turkish raids along Iraqi border

Wednesday 24th of October 2007, 17:15
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Turkish fighter jets bomb Kurdish PKK rebel positions on the border with Iraq, Anatolia news agency reports.
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Congo general to surrender men

Wednesday 24th of October 2007, 17:46
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

A renegade general in DR Congo says he will integrate 500 of his fighters into the army as a gesture of goodwill.
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Life terms over 1998 India bombs

Wednesday 24th of October 2007, 17:55
related countries: India India

A court in southern India sentences 23 people to life in jail over a series of bomb blasts nine years ago.
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MSF forced out of northern Niger

Wednesday 24th of October 2007, 18:39
related countries: Niger Niger

Staff from aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres suspend all activities in northern Niger because of insecurity.
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Bush declares major fire disaster

Wednesday 24th of October 2007, 19:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

George Bush declares a major disaster in California as fires cause the biggest evacuation in the state's modern history.
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Football: Liverpool face uphill struggle

Wednesday 24th of October 2007, 20:41
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Besiktas

Liverpool face an uphill task to qualify for the latter stages of the Champions League after falling to defeat at Turkish side Besiktas.
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US vows to keep Cuba embargo

Wednesday 24th of October 2007, 21:01
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States

President Bush says a US embargo against Cuba will remain while the current government stays in power.
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Nato 'to boost' Afghan resources

Wednesday 24th of October 2007, 22:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Netherlands Netherlands

Nato's secretary general says a number of members have offered more military resources for Afghanistan.
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Official quits over Iraq security

Wednesday 24th of October 2007, 22:38
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A senior US state department official resigns after criticism of how private security firms in Iraq are supervised.
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