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Carter in Hamas 'ceasefire call'

Saturday 19th of April 2008, 0:02
related countries: Israel Israel, Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Damascus

Ex-US President Jimmy Carter meets Hamas in Syria, urging it to end rocket fire on Israel, the militants say.
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Pope urges global unity on crises

Saturday 19th of April 2008, 0:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Pope Benedict tells the UN in New York that member states should unite to solve the world's crises together.
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Eleven killed in Mexico air crash

Saturday 19th of April 2008, 1:30
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A Mexican army helicopter crashes during anti-drug operations in the west of the country, killing 11 soldiers.
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Russian oligarchs in court battle

Saturday 19th of April 2008, 3:14
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Two Russian oligarchs have begun a court battle in London over claims over a huge oil company.
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Early typhoon hits southern China

Saturday 19th of April 2008, 5:22
related countries: China China
related places: Hainan

Typhoon Neoguri hits China's southern province of Hainan, causing mass evacuations and flight cancellations.
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Maoists 'will meet Nepali king'

Saturday 19th of April 2008, 5:29
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The head of Nepal's ex-Maoist rebels says he wants to meet King Gyanendra in person to persuade him to step down.
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Zimbabwe launches ballot recount

Saturday 19th of April 2008, 8:01
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's electoral commission is set to begin a partial recount of disputed election results.
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Operation targets Basra militants

Saturday 19th of April 2008, 9:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi forces in the southern city of Basra launch a fresh operation against militants and illegally held weapons.
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Dedicated satellite for Vietnam

Saturday 19th of April 2008, 10:29
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnam takes a major step into the space age with the launch of its first telecommunications satellite.
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Visiting the ghosts of Paris 1968

Saturday 19th of April 2008, 11:06
related countries: France France

John Pickford returns to the Sorbonne university to compare the riots in 1968 with today's student protests.
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The Moroccan jailed by three kings

Saturday 19th of April 2008, 11:13
related countries: Morocco Morocco

James Copnall meets the recently pardoned Moroccan rebel who was jailed by three successive monarchs.
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Deadly clashes at Gaza crossing

Saturday 19th of April 2008, 13:04
related countries: Israel Israel

Three Palestinian militants are killed and 13 Israeli soldiers wounded in a clash at a Gaza crossing-point.
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Soyuz spacecraft lands off-target

Saturday 19th of April 2008, 14:25
related countries: Russia Russia, South Korea South Korea

A capsule carrying S Korea's first astronaut returns to Earth, but misses its planned landing site by 400km.
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Carter wraps up Damascus visit

Saturday 19th of April 2008, 14:28
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Damascus

Former US President Jimmy Carter ends a controversial visit to the Syrian capital Damascus.
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Anti-French rallies across China

Saturday 19th of April 2008, 14:36
related countries: France France, China China

Hundreds of protesters gather in cities across China to denounce France's stance on the Olympics.
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Pakistan envoy 'held by Taleban'

Saturday 19th of April 2008, 16:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistan's missing ambassador to Afghanistan appears in a video saying he is being held by militants.
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Nepal Maoists claim poll victory

Saturday 19th of April 2008, 16:44
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The Maoist party of former rebels in Nepal claims victory in the country's elections, held nine days ago.
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Eurostar 11-hour journey probed

Saturday 19th of April 2008, 18:23
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris, London

A two-hour train journey from London to Paris becomes an overnight trip because of technical faults.
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Bangkok relay for Olympic torch

Saturday 19th of April 2008, 19:14
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Thousands of people watch the Thai leg of the worldwide Olympic torch relay, held amid heavy security.
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Deadly clashes erupt in Mogadishu

Saturday 19th of April 2008, 19:48
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

At least 20 people die in the Somali capital as Ethiopian troops clash with Islamist rebels, eyewitnesses say.
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Annan demands action on Zimbabwe

Saturday 19th of April 2008, 21:16
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan urges African leaders to do more to address the crisis in Zimbabwe.
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US and S Korea hopeful on North

Saturday 19th of April 2008, 21:24
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The US and South Korean leaders say they hope progress can be made with North Korea on its nuclear programme.
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Boxing: Calzaghe beats Hopkins

Saturday 19th of April 2008, 22:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Las Vegas, Hopkins

Welshman Joe Calzaghe beats American legend Bernard Hopkins by split decision in Las Vegas.
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Iraqi cleric threatens 'open war'

Saturday 19th of April 2008, 22:39
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Cleric Moqtada Sadr says he will wage "open war" on Iraq's government if operations against his fighters continue.
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Nine killed in Spain coach crash

Saturday 19th of April 2008, 23:30
related countries: Finland Finland, Spain Spain
related places: Benalmadena

Nine Finnish tourists, including a seven-year-old girl, are killed in a bus crash in southern Spain.
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