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Elderly US pair killed homeless

Friday 18th of April 2008, 0:18
related countries: United States United States

Two elderly women are convicted of charges relating to the murders of two homeless men for life insurance pay-outs.
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Zimbabwe party 'was offered deal'

Friday 18th of April 2008, 2:50
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's opposition leader says the ruling Zanu-PF had offered a deal to remove President Mugabe from power.
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Nauru president calls snap polls

Friday 18th of April 2008, 2:59
related countries: Nauru Nauru

The president of the South Pacific nation of Nauru calls a snap election in a bid to end political deadlock.
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US town in immigration spotlight

Friday 18th of April 2008, 4:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hazelton, Pennsylvania

The BBC's Emilio San Pedro visits Hazelton, Pennsylvania, which tried to get tough on illegal immigration.
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French man shot by Mauritanians

Friday 18th of April 2008, 4:38
related countries: France France, Mauritania Mauritania

Mauritanian soldiers mistakenly shoot and wound a French national, whom they took for an attacker.
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Japan temple rejects torch relay

Friday 18th of April 2008, 7:17
related countries: Japan Japan

A Buddhist temple says it will not act as the starting point for the Japanese leg of the Olympic torch relay.
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Smoke shrouds Argentine capital

Friday 18th of April 2008, 7:18
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Buenos Aires

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez accuses farmers over fires that have left a blanket of smoke across Buenos Aires.
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UN warning on Afghan refugees

Friday 18th of April 2008, 8:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

The United Nations says that Pakistan should revise plans to return 2.4m refugees to Afghanistan.
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US 'lacks Pakistan terror policy'

Friday 18th of April 2008, 8:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A US report says that Islamist militants are still operating freely along the Pakistani border with Afghanistan.
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Russia swaps Libya debt for deals

Friday 18th of April 2008, 9:35
related countries: Libya Libya, Russia Russia

Russia agrees to cancel $4.5bn (£2.3bn) of Libyan debt in exchange for major contracts for Russian firms.
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Yemen lawmaker 'killed by gunmen'

Friday 18th of April 2008, 9:41
related countries: Yemen Yemen

A member of Yemen's governing party is reportedly shot dead in the volatile north of the country.
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Work begins on key China railway

Friday 18th of April 2008, 9:58
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing, Shanghai

Work begins on a high-speed rail link that will cut travelling time between Beijing and Shanghai in half.
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China activists 'must curb zeal'

Friday 18th of April 2008, 10:06
related countries: China China

Chinese state media urges citizens to curb their patriotism, after a barrage of anti-West web campaigns.
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South Korea's US beef ban relaxed

Friday 18th of April 2008, 10:13
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: Washington

South Korea agrees to relax US beef import restrictions, as President Lee Myung-bak visits Washington.
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India adventure ends for boys

Friday 18th of April 2008, 10:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India

Two Pakistani boys are reunited with their family days after they strayed into Indian territory after running away from school.
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Kenya police tear-gas sect

Friday 18th of April 2008, 11:24
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan police fire tear gas at members of an outlawed gang which called off protests after the PM was sworn in.
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Angola tells UN to close office

Friday 18th of April 2008, 12:16
related countries: Angola Angola

The United Nations human rights office in Angola is told to close by the end of May.
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EU push to widen US visa waiver

Friday 18th of April 2008, 12:33
related countries: United States United States

The European Commission is to negotiate terms for visa-free travel to the US for all EU states.
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Nepal pro-king politician killed

Friday 18th of April 2008, 12:35
related countries: Nepal Nepal

A pro-monarchy politician has been shot dead in southern Nepal, police say.
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Airline U-turn on £4 US tickets

Friday 18th of April 2008, 13:23
related countries: United States United States

Aer Lingus agrees to honour £4 flights to the US that it mistakenly sold to about 100 customers.
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Israel to build 100 settler homes

Friday 18th of April 2008, 13:44
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Israel invites tenders for the construction of 100 new homes at settlements in the occupied West Bank.
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France to double food aid budget

Friday 18th of April 2008, 14:50
related countries: France France

France doubles its emergency food aid for poor countries amid sharply rising prices, says President Sarkozy.
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Heavy shelling in Burundi capital

Friday 18th of April 2008, 15:18
related countries: Burundi Burundi
related places: Bujumbura

Burundi's army launches a counter-attack after the capital, Bujumbura, was shelled by suspected rebels.
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Indonesia arrests E Timor rebels

Friday 18th of April 2008, 15:38
related countries: East Timor East Timor, Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia says it has arrested three men suspected of involvement in the shooting of East Timor's president.
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Quake rattles American Midwest

Friday 18th of April 2008, 15:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Midwest

An earthquake of 5.2 magnitude shakes buildings across the Midwest, but there are no reports of injuries.
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DR Congo villages 'discovered'

Friday 18th of April 2008, 17:01
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Unrecorded DR Congo villages are discovered by communities mapping their areas using GPS units.
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Cricket: Exotic launch for IPL

Friday 18th of April 2008, 17:27
related countries: India India
related places: Bangalore

Kolkata win the first Indian Premier League match thanks to Brendon McCullum's record innings after a lavish opening ceremony.
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Dutch commander's son killed

Friday 18th of April 2008, 18:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Netherlands Netherlands

The son of the new Dutch armed forces commander is killed by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan.
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France charges Somali 'pirates'

Friday 18th of April 2008, 18:42
related countries: Somalia Somalia, France France

A Parisian court charges six Somalis with taking a French luxury yacht's crew hostage this month, officials say.
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Friday 18th of April 2008, 19:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: America

Gordon Brown urges the US to seize the chance for a "new dawn" in co-operation between Europe and America.
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Smoke worsens over Buenos Aires

Friday 18th of April 2008, 20:43
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Buenos Aires

A blanket of smoke from burning scrubland thickens over the Argentine capital Buenos Aires.
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Citigroup sees second giant loss

Friday 18th of April 2008, 22:42
related countries: United States United States

Citigroup reports a loss of $5.11bn and cuts 9,000 jobs as the credit crisis continues to take its toll.
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Mugabe attacks opposition and UK

Friday 18th of April 2008, 23:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Zimbabwe's President Mugabe lambasts the opposition and the UK in his first big speech since disputed elections.
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