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US gives Cubans fast track visas

Friday 11th of April 2008, 0:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

The US starts to issue fast track visas to Cubans who want to join relatives living in America.
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Police law helps Bosnia's EU bid

Friday 11th of April 2008, 0:22
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia passes a police reform bill, fulfilling an EU demand that moves the country closer to joining the bloc.
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Masters golf: Round one

Friday 11th of April 2008, 0:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England's Justin Rose has a share of the lead after the opening round of the Masters at Augusta.
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UN chief to miss Olympics opening

Friday 11th of April 2008, 1:57
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Buenos Aires

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will not attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, an aide says.
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Bush 'is avoiding Iraq decisions'

Friday 11th of April 2008, 2:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Democratic opponents of President Bush accuse him of leaving decisions on Iraq to his successor.
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UN fears new Ethiopia-Eritrea war

Friday 11th of April 2008, 4:13
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Eritrea Eritrea

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warns of a new war between Ethiopia and Eritrea if UN troops are withdrawn.
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Japan renews N Korea sanctions

Friday 11th of April 2008, 4:16
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Japan Japan

Japan extends sanctions against North Korea, citing a lack of progress on the nuclear and abduction issues.
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UK PM faces Saudi deal pressure

Friday 11th of April 2008, 4:23
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

UK PM Gordon Brown comes under pressure to reopen a corruption probe into an £85bn BAE Saudi arms deal.
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Latest - India v South Africa

Friday 11th of April 2008, 5:13
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The latest score from the third and final Test in Kanpur.
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US is 'undermining' Afghan trials

Friday 11th of April 2008, 8:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

A rights group says the US is standing by while international standards for fair trials are violated in Afghanistan.
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Calls to reopen Saudi arms probe

Friday 11th of April 2008, 9:31
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's Serious Fraud Office is urged to reopen its inquiry into an arms deal between BAE and Saudi Arabia.
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US stalls on Iraq amnesty order

Friday 11th of April 2008, 10:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US military says it will continue to hold an Iraqi photographer while it reviews a government amnesty order.
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Alcohol fatwa sparks controversy

Friday 11th of April 2008, 10:45
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A prominent Egyptian cleric fuels debate by saying tiny amounts of alcohol are permitted in Islam.
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Ugandan mediators leave venue

Friday 11th of April 2008, 10:52
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Ugandan government mediators leave the jungle venue where a deal was due to be signed with rebels.
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Pakistan drops media restrictions

Friday 11th of April 2008, 10:55
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's new government moves to withdraw media restrictions imposed by President Musharraf.
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Cricket: India fight back

Friday 11th of April 2008, 11:36
related countries: South Africa South Africa, India India
related places: Kanpur

South Africa slip from 152-1 to 265 all out as India fight back brilliantly on day one of the third and final Test in Kanpur.
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Germany eases law on stem cells

Friday 11th of April 2008, 11:37
related countries: Germany Germany

The German parliament votes to ease restrictions on embryonic stem cell research, after a heated debate.
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China says relay 'to go smoothly'

Friday 11th of April 2008, 11:42
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

China tries to reassure Olympic officials that the protest-hit torch relay, now in Argentina, will go smoothly.
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Mugabe rival 'meets SA president'

Friday 11th of April 2008, 12:18
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's opposition leader has met South Africa's president ahead of a crisis summit, his party says.
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Jail for Burmese lorry survivors

Friday 11th of April 2008, 14:14
related countries: Burma Burma, Thailand Thailand

Burmese migrants who survived a lorry journey that suffocated 54 others to death are jailed in Thailand.
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Israeli tanks in Gaza incursion

Friday 11th of April 2008, 14:30
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel sends tanks into the Gaza Strip after pledging to retaliate against a militant attack on a fuel depot.
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'Dozens hurt' in Dhaka protests

Friday 11th of April 2008, 14:38
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Dhaka

Dozens are injured as Islamic protesters in Bangladesh clash with police over plans to give women more rights.
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Key Sadr aide shot dead in Iraq

Friday 11th of April 2008, 14:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A relative and key follower of radical Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr is shot dead in the Iraqi city of Najaf.
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Malawi court date set for Madonna

Friday 11th of April 2008, 14:50
related countries: Malawi Malawi

Madonna is expected before a court in Malawi this month to hear if she can adopt a child from the African nation.
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France's Chirac gets pacemaker

Friday 11th of April 2008, 15:01
related countries: France France
related places: Chirac

Former French President Jacques Chirac undergoes successful surgery to fit a pacemaker, his office says.
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Attacks in Rwanda genocide week

Friday 11th of April 2008, 16:15
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

There have been two fatal attacks in Rwanda during a week of mourning for genocide victims, police say.
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Trans-Dniester in landmark talks

Friday 11th of April 2008, 16:50
related countries: Moldova Moldova

Moldova's President Voronin meets the leader of breakaway Trans-Dniester for the first time in seven years.
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Symbolic Cyprus border crossing

Friday 11th of April 2008, 17:06
related countries: Greece Greece, Turkey Turkey, Cyprus Cyprus

Mehmet Ali Talat becomes the first Turkish Cypriot leader to enter Greek Cypriot territory through Ledra Street.
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Protest over graves in Kashmir

Friday 11th of April 2008, 17:28
related countries: India India

A protest in Indian-administered Kashmir over the discovery of 1,000 unmarked graves is broken up.
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Argentine torch relay unhindered

Friday 11th of April 2008, 21:19
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Protesters target the latest leg of the Olympic torch's relay in Argentina, but do not hinder its progress.
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Zimbabwe bans political rallies

Friday 11th of April 2008, 21:34
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Harare

Zimbabwean police ban political rallies "with immediate effect", amid tension over the disputed presidential election.
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American cancels more flights

Friday 11th of April 2008, 21:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Friday

Thousands more passengers endure cancelled flights as American Airlines continues aircraft safety checks.
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Italy poll rivals make final push

Friday 11th of April 2008, 22:08
related countries: Italy Italy

Election campaigning wraps up in Italy with little to distinguish rivals Silvio Berlusconi and Walter Veltroni.
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Colombian blocks US extradition

Friday 11th of April 2008, 23:21
related countries: Colombia Colombia, United States United States

A Colombian court temporarily blocks the extradition to the US of former paramilitary boss Carlos Jimenez.
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Golf: Immelman maintains lead

Friday 11th of April 2008, 23:58
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United States United States
related places: Augusta

South Africa's Trevor Immelman leads American Brandt Snedeker by one shot after day two of the 72nd Masters at Augusta.
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