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What happend on April 15th 2008

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Anwar 'could topple Malaysia PM'

Tuesday 15th of April 2008, 1:28
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim says he has the support of enough MPs to topple the government.
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US in $200m food crisis response

Tuesday 15th of April 2008, 1:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The White House gives $200m in emergency aid to alleviate food shortages around the world amid spiralling prices.
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Poll shows Arabs' dislike for US

Tuesday 15th of April 2008, 2:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arab

Views of the US in the Arab world remain mostly negative, the results of a new survey suggest.
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Ecuador crash survivors 'coping'

Tuesday 15th of April 2008, 3:32
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

Eight students who survived a bus crash in Ecuador say they have coped by sticking together.
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UN envoy warns Burma on vote

Tuesday 15th of April 2008, 3:55
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's constitutional referendum will have no credibility unless monitors are allowed in, a UN official says.
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Pakistan MPs urge Bhutto probe

Tuesday 15th of April 2008, 5:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Bhutto

The Pakistani parliament votes to request a UN investigation into the assassination of the former PM Benazir Bhutto.
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'Black hole' scientist dies at 96

Tuesday 15th of April 2008, 5:51
related countries: United States United States

John Wheeler, the US physicist who coined the term "black hole", dies at the age of 96.
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South Korean leader heads to US

Tuesday 15th of April 2008, 6:10
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak sets off for the US on his first overseas visit since taking office.
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US to free Iraqi AP photographer

Tuesday 15th of April 2008, 7:02
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Two years after he was detained, the US military says it will release an Iraqi AP photographer on Wednesday.
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Italy returns Berlusconi to power

Tuesday 15th of April 2008, 7:13
related countries: Italy Italy

Silvio Berlusconi secures a decisive victory in Italy's general elections, but warns of "difficult months ahead".
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Musharraf makes Chinese oil plea

Tuesday 15th of April 2008, 7:29
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, China China

Pakistan's President Musharraf urges China to build an oil pipeline that will connect both countries to the Gulf.
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School fire kills Uganda children

Tuesday 15th of April 2008, 8:09
related countries: Uganda Uganda

An overnight fire in a school dormitory near Uganda's capital has killed 19 children, police say.
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Gandhi daughter visits assassin

Tuesday 15th of April 2008, 8:13
related countries: India India

The daughter of the slain Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi says she met a woman convicted for her father's assassination.
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Carrefour faces China boycott bid

Tuesday 15th of April 2008, 8:36
related countries: France France, China China

Chinese activists are urging shoppers to stay away from French retailer Carrefour, after pro-Tibet protests in France.
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Mexico lawmakers' hunger strike

Tuesday 15th of April 2008, 9:06
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican politicians vow to stay barricaded in Congress to protest at proposed reforms of state oil giant Pemex.
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Putin to lead United Russia party

Tuesday 15th of April 2008, 9:31
related countries: Russia Russia

President Vladimir Putin agrees to become chairman of Russia's biggest party, United Russia.
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China 'gold medal' for executions

Tuesday 15th of April 2008, 10:02
related countries: China China

China put to death at least 470 people last year but probably executed many more, Amnesty says.
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Oil price increases to new record

Tuesday 15th of April 2008, 10:04
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The price of oil hits a new record of $112.48 a barrel after bad weather hits Mexican oil exports.
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Brazil in 'major oil field' find

Tuesday 15th of April 2008, 10:17
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil finds a deep sea oil field, potentially the world's third largest reserve, its petroleum agency says.
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Fresh deaths in Kenya sect riots

Tuesday 15th of April 2008, 10:45
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

Kenyan police shoot dead two members of the banned Mungiki sect in Nairobi, in a second day of riots.
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Clash follows incursion into Gaza

Tuesday 15th of April 2008, 10:55
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israeli troops clash with Palestinian gunmen after launching an incursion into the southern Gaza Strip.
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Aborigines 'used in experiments'

Tuesday 15th of April 2008, 11:31
related countries: Australia Australia

Some Aboriginal children in Australia were once used for medical experiments, an activist claims.
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Australia final 'was bomb target'

Tuesday 15th of April 2008, 11:37
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Melbourne

A Melbourne court hears how 12 men allegedly planned an attack on one of Australia's main sports events.
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Cricket: England stars IPL bound

Tuesday 15th of April 2008, 12:31
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Michael Vaughan says it is inevitable that England players will compete in the Indian Premier League.
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School fire kills Uganda children

Tuesday 15th of April 2008, 12:32
related countries: Uganda Uganda

A fire in a school dormitory near Uganda's capital that killed 19 children may have been deliberate, police say.
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'Threat' to future of Russia oil

Tuesday 15th of April 2008, 12:41
related countries: Russia Russia

The future supply of Russian oil is threatened by a likely decline in production levels, a senior oil executive warns.
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Uzbek 'sentenced over demo'

Tuesday 15th of April 2008, 13:12
related countries: Uzbekistan Uzbekistan

A dissident poet in Uzbekistan has been sentenced to five years' forced labour, a rights organisation says.
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Zimbabwe opposition strike fails

Tuesday 15th of April 2008, 13:56
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Many Zimbabwean businesses open as usual despite opposition calls for a strike over undeclared poll results.
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Egypt jails 25 Brotherhood men

Tuesday 15th of April 2008, 14:06
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood says 25 members, including its third most senior figure, have been jailed.
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Poland remembers ghetto uprising

Tuesday 15th of April 2008, 15:32
related countries: Poland Poland

Ceremonies are being held in Poland to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising.
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Dozens dead as Iraq cities bombed

Tuesday 15th of April 2008, 16:06
related countries: Iraq Iraq

More than 70 people are killed in blasts at three cities in Iraq, in one of the deadliest days there for many weeks.
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Violence against Pakistani women

Tuesday 15th of April 2008, 16:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A Pakistani human rights group says violence against women more than doubled to over 4,000 cases during 2007.
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Cricket: West Indies v S Lanka

Tuesday 15th of April 2008, 16:46
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

West Indies meet Sri Lanka in the third and final one-day international having already secured the series.
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Anti-EU gang assaults Irish MEP

Tuesday 15th of April 2008, 18:22
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

Irish ex-minister Proinsias de Rossa is attacked after a referendum meeting in Dublin on the EU Treaty.
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Cricket: Windies win series

Tuesday 15th of April 2008, 18:31
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Poor weather in St Lucia denies Sri Lanka the chance of a consolation win as West Indies take the one-day series 2-0.
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Mugabe rival sets run-off terms

Tuesday 15th of April 2008, 21:11
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's opposition leader says he will not take part in a presidential run-off vote unless it is free and fair.
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US merger forms 'largest airline'

Tuesday 15th of April 2008, 21:18
related countries: United States United States

US firms Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines are set to join forces to create the world's biggest carrier.
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France targets anorexia in media

Tuesday 15th of April 2008, 21:43
related countries: France France

France's National Assembly passes a bill to make promotion of anorexia and extreme thinness an offence.
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