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What happend on April 22nd 2008

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Samsung chief resigns from post

Tuesday 22nd of April 2008, 3:03
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The chairman of South Korean firm Samsung quits less than a week after he was charged with tax evasion.
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Brown urges food price action

Tuesday 22nd of April 2008, 3:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK prime minister calls for international action to tackle what he calls a "world food crisis".
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India rules out new farm debt aid

Tuesday 22nd of April 2008, 5:28
related countries: India India

India's agriculture minister rejects calls to extend aid for farmers as debts drive hundreds to suicide.
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Japan makes workforce warning

Tuesday 22nd of April 2008, 6:23
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's workforce is shrinking rapidly, a report says, blaming a failure to attract women and the elderly into work.
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Key Sudan census under way

Tuesday 22nd of April 2008, 7:10
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Sudan holds its first census since the end of the war in the south ahead of next year's national polls.
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Leaders warn on biofuels and food

Tuesday 22nd of April 2008, 8:29
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Two Latin American leaders speak out against biofuels, as a London meeting prepares to assess EU policy on the issue.
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Zimbabwe arms ship faces boycott

Tuesday 22nd of April 2008, 8:34
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, Zambia Zambia

Zambia's president urges other African nations not to accept a ship carrying arms for Zimbabwe.
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US nuclear team back in N Korea

Tuesday 22nd of April 2008, 8:47
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea, United States United States

Nuclear officials from the US return to North Korea after high level talks between the US, Japan and South Korea.
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Gaza border clash kills militants

Tuesday 22nd of April 2008, 9:02
related countries: Israel Israel

Three Palestinian militants are killed in Gaza by Israeli troops while attacking an army post near the border.
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Maliki plea for regional support

Tuesday 22nd of April 2008, 9:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki urges neighbouring states to do more to support his country's economy.
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Top Indian hockey official quits

Tuesday 22nd of April 2008, 9:26
related countries: India India

A top Indian hockey official resigns after allegations that he accepted bribes to include a player in the national team.
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Khmer accused gets French lawyer

Tuesday 22nd of April 2008, 9:34
related countries: France France

A French lawyer nicknamed "the Devil's advocate" will defend ex-Khmer Rouge leader Khieu Samphan.
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US military recruits more ex-cons

Tuesday 22nd of April 2008, 9:48
related countries: United States United States

The US Army and Marine Corps are recruiting more people with criminal records, official figures show.
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Somalis storm hijacked UAE ship

Tuesday 22nd of April 2008, 9:53
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Forces from Somalia's Puntland region storm a UAE-flagged cargo ship hijacked by pirates, officials say.
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Greece challenges asylum critics

Tuesday 22nd of April 2008, 9:55
related countries: Greece Greece

The Greek government fights back after a UN report sharply criticised its treatment of asylum seekers.
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Botswana Bushmen refused borehole

Tuesday 22nd of April 2008, 10:12
related countries: Botswana Botswana

The government of Botswana is refusing to allow Kalahari Bushmen access to a water borehole.
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Tata Consultancy shares sell-off

Tuesday 22nd of April 2008, 10:43
related countries: India India

Shares in Indian software giant Tata Consultancy Services fall after it reports disappointing earnings.
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Torch weathers Indonesia protest

Tuesday 22nd of April 2008, 11:02
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

The Olympic torch relay passes through Indonesia, in front of an all-ticket crowd under tight security.
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China may recall Zimbabwe weapons

Tuesday 22nd of April 2008, 11:50
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, China China

A ship carrying weapons to Zimbabwe may return to China after being blocked in South Africa, an official says.
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America's 'safety catch'

Tuesday 22nd of April 2008, 11:55
related countries: United States United States

Justin Webb discovers that despite the fact there are more than 200 million guns in circulation, there is a certain tranquility and civility about life in the US.
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Bulgarian PM revamps cabinet

Tuesday 22nd of April 2008, 12:13
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

Bulgaria's PM carries out a major cabinet reshuffle as the EU scrutinises his administration.
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Students blamed for Burma bombs

Tuesday 22nd of April 2008, 12:26
related countries: Burma Burma
related places: Rangoon

Burma's ruling junta lays the blame for two small bomb blasts in Rangoon on an obscure exiled student group.
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Pakistan Taleban praise release

Tuesday 22nd of April 2008, 14:10
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A spokesman for Taleban fighters in Pakistan welcomes the release of a well-known militant leader.
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US row over China-made blood drug

Tuesday 22nd of April 2008, 14:59
related countries: United States United States, China China

Officials in China dispute US claims that Chinese imports are to blame for deaths from a blood-thinning drug.
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Obasanjo family face 'witch hunt'

Tuesday 22nd of April 2008, 15:36
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A Nigerian senator who is the daughter of the ex-president tells the BBC there is a "witch hunt" against her family.
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Nigerian oil sector being probed

Tuesday 22nd of April 2008, 15:48
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Members of Nigeria's parliament discuss an investigation into the country's oil business.
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Russia says rebels downed plane

Tuesday 22nd of April 2008, 16:33
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Russia denies downing an unmanned Georgian spy plane over the breakaway Abkhazia region, blaming it on rebels.
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Church warning on Zimbabwe

Tuesday 22nd of April 2008, 16:33
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Church leaders in Zimbabwe call for intervention to prevent post-election unrest developing into "genocide".
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MEPs vote not to employ relatives

Tuesday 22nd of April 2008, 16:39
related countries: Germany Germany

The European Parliament backs a German MEP's call for her colleagues to stop employing family members.
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Al-Qaeda accuses Iran of 9/11 lie

Tuesday 22nd of April 2008, 17:04
related countries: Israel Israel, Iran Iran
related places: Al

Al-Qaeda's Ayman al-Zawahiri says Iran is spreading lies that Israel, not his group, carried out the 9/11 attacks.
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Bosnia war crimes trio convicted

Tuesday 22nd of April 2008, 17:23
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia's war crimes court convicts three men of killing a group of unarmed Muslim civilians in September 1992.
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Western forces 'in Basra raids'

Tuesday 22nd of April 2008, 19:40
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Western

US and UK forces lead operations in Basra against Shia militiamen, military sources say.
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Oil painting 'originated in East'

Tuesday 22nd of April 2008, 21:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Painting with oils took place in ancient Afghanistan long before it was known in Europe, researchers say.
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