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What happend on October 3rd 2007

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US claims drug war success

Wednesday 3rd of October 2007, 0:43
related countries: Mexico Mexico, United States United States

The top US drugs official says anti-drug efforts are showing the best results for 20 years, and praises Mexican efforts.
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Sears Tower 'plot' trial begins

Wednesday 3rd of October 2007, 2:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Chicago

The trial begins of seven men in the US charged with trying to blow up Chicago's Sears Tower and other buildings.
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US plant fire kills five workers

Wednesday 3rd of October 2007, 5:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Colorado

Five workers have been killed in a fire at a hydro-electric power plant in the US state of Colorado, police say.
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Argentine village isolates teens

Wednesday 3rd of October 2007, 6:43
related countries: Argentina Argentina

An Argentine indigenous community quarantines teenagers for 60 days to limit their "spiritual disorientation".
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Australia in African refugee ban

Wednesday 3rd of October 2007, 7:05
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's government announces a freeze on the resettlement of refugees from Africa, including Darfur.
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Pakistan judge pulls out of case

Wednesday 3rd of October 2007, 8:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A Pakistani judge hearing new petitions against President Pervez Musharraf's re-election bid pulls out.
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Rugby: France pick Beauxis

Wednesday 3rd of October 2007, 8:45
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

France select Lionel Beauxis at fly-half with centre Damien Traille at full-back for the World Cup quarter-final with New Zealand.
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Pakistan's Red Mosque open again

Wednesday 3rd of October 2007, 9:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The Red Mosque in Pakistan's capital re-opens three months after bloodshed there left more than 100 dead.
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Wal-Mart to open Mexico banks

Wednesday 3rd of October 2007, 9:29
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Wal-Mart says it has cleared the final regulatory hurdle to opening its own bank in Mexico.
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Merkel will attend Africa summit

Wednesday 3rd of October 2007, 10:28
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, Germany Germany

The German chancellor says she will attend an EU-Africa summit, even if Zimbabwe's President Mugabe is there.
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South 'pleased' with Korea talks

Wednesday 3rd of October 2007, 10:28
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

South Korea's President Roh Moo-hyun says he is pleased with the progress of historic talks with the North.
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Swathes of Lebanon forest burnt

Wednesday 3rd of October 2007, 10:39
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Forest fires destroy large areas of woodland across Lebanon, killing one woman and injuring dozens.
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Nujoma to step down as party boss

Wednesday 3rd of October 2007, 11:18
related countries: Namibia Namibia

The founding father of Namibia, Sam Nujoma, says he will step down as president of the governing Swapo party.
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Fire engulfs main Somali market

Wednesday 3rd of October 2007, 12:11
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

A huge fire causes millions of dollars worth of damage to the main market in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
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Sick Indian elephant dies asleep

Wednesday 3rd of October 2007, 12:30
related countries: India India

An elephant at the centre of a mercy killing debate in India has died of natural causes, officials say.
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Indian officers killed in Kashmir

Wednesday 3rd of October 2007, 12:36
related countries: India India

Officials in Indian-administered Kashmir say two army officers have been killed in a prolonged clash with militants.
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South Africa stay on top in Test

Wednesday 3rd of October 2007, 12:46
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan remain in deep trouble with two days still to go in the Karachi Test.
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Vietnam battens down for storm

Wednesday 3rd of October 2007, 12:49
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnamese officials begin to evacuate around 400,000 people as Typhoon Lekima approaches.
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Mauritanian in US jail 'abuse'

Wednesday 3rd of October 2007, 12:51
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

A Mauritanian man freed from Guantanamo Bay says he suffered "physical and psychological torture" there.
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Women die in India stampede

Wednesday 3rd of October 2007, 13:10
related countries: India India
related places: At

At least 14 women are crushed to death in a stampede at a railway station in northern India, officials say.
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Romania's political crisis grows

Wednesday 3rd of October 2007, 13:11
related countries: Romania Romania

Romania's government faces a no-confidence vote in parliament after months of bitter political feuds.
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Iraqi PM ponders execution delay

Wednesday 3rd of October 2007, 14:22
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's PM says his government may seek legal advice on postponing the execution of "Chemical Ali".
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Orange bloc edges to poll victory

Wednesday 3rd of October 2007, 14:42
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's Orange Revolution parties hold a slim lead in snap polls, as a vote count nears its end.
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Turkey could rethink insult law

Wednesday 3rd of October 2007, 14:57
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish President Abdullah Gul calls for changes to a controversial law against insulting Turkish identity.
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N Korea agrees nuclear deadline

Wednesday 3rd of October 2007, 15:17
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea agrees to disable its main nuclear facilities by the end of the year, in a deal reached at six-nation talks.
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Pakistan's power deal 'stalled'

Wednesday 3rd of October 2007, 15:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's ex-PM Benazir Bhutto says talks to share power with President Musharraf are "totally stalled".
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Monks 'trying to escape Rangoon'

Wednesday 3rd of October 2007, 15:39
related countries: Burma Burma

Scores of monks are trying to flee Burma's main city after the military's bloody crackdown, reports say.
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Mid-East rivals seek joint stance

Wednesday 3rd of October 2007, 16:51
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are to work on a joint declaration ahead of November's conference.
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Polish envoy hurt in Iraq blast

Wednesday 3rd of October 2007, 17:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Poland Poland
related places: Baghdad

Poland's Iraq envoy is injured in a bomb attack on his convoy in Baghdad which killed one person, officials say.
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Russia holds anti-drugs official

Wednesday 3rd of October 2007, 17:26
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian police arrest the deputy chief of the anti-drugs agency but details of charges have not been released.
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Argentina hands on Dirty War site

Wednesday 3rd of October 2007, 18:27
related countries: Argentina Argentina

The navy in Argentina formally hands over one of the most notorious "Dirty War" sites to human rights groups.
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Iran says US too tied up to fight

Wednesday 3rd of October 2007, 18:34
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Washington

Washington's other military operations put it in no position to launch an assault on Iran, says Iran's foreign minister.
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Nigeria charges foreign detainees

Wednesday 3rd of October 2007, 19:08
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Niger Niger, Germany Germany, United States United States

Nigeria charges two German journalists, an American and a Nigerian after detaining them in the oil-rich Niger Delta.
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Bush veto for child health bill

Wednesday 3rd of October 2007, 21:04
related countries: United States United States

US President Bush vetoes a bill to expand a children's health insurance plan by raising tobacco taxes.
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Chavez Farc swap talks delayed

Wednesday 3rd of October 2007, 21:59
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Venezuela Venezuela

A meeting of Venezuela's leader and Colombian Farc rebels to discuss a hostage swap is postponed.
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