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What happend on April 27th 2008

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Nine killed in Honduras jail riot

Sunday 27th of April 2008, 1:38
related countries: Honduras Honduras

Nine prisoners die at a jail in northern Honduras during a riot involving knives and machetes.
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Algeria army 'kills 10 militants'

Sunday 27th of April 2008, 3:18
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Ten Islamic militants in Algeria have died in raids on three hideouts by government troops, security officials say.
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Bush pokes fun at his successors

Sunday 27th of April 2008, 4:37
related countries: United States United States

US President George W Bush tells a few jokes about his potential successors at an annual press dinner.
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Strike begins at UK oil refinery

Sunday 27th of April 2008, 6:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Grangemouth

Staff at the Grangemouth oil refinery start their strike, with extra fuel being shipped to Scotland to fill any gaps.
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Rights groups urge Sudan arrests

Sunday 27th of April 2008, 7:34
related countries: Sudan Sudan

An international coalition of 29 human rights groups urges the arrest of two Sudanese war crimes suspects.
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Mexico drug gang clashes kill 15

Sunday 27th of April 2008, 8:20
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico

Gun battles between rival factions of a Mexican drugs cartel leave at least 15 dead near the US border.
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Tamil Tiger air strikes on bases

Sunday 27th of April 2008, 8:51
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Tamil Tiger rebels have bombed military targets in the north-east of Sri Lanka using light aircraft.
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Nauru government claims poll win

Sunday 27th of April 2008, 10:29
related countries: Nauru Nauru

The government of the tiny Pacific island of Nauru claims victory in snap elections aimed at ending deadlock.
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As it happened: Spanish GP

Sunday 27th of April 2008, 11:05
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Barcelona

Pole sitter Kimi Raikkonen leads home a Ferrari one-two at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya.
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Saudi blogger released from jail

Sunday 27th of April 2008, 11:43
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The popular Saudi internet blogger Fouad al-Farhan is set free after four months in detention.
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Archbishop leads Zimbabwe protest

Sunday 27th of April 2008, 11:58
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

A day of prayer led by the Archbishop of York is designed to show support to the people of Zimbabwe.
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Gay honour for TV hit Ugly Betty

Sunday 27th of April 2008, 12:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Los Angeles

Sitcom Ugly Betty is honoured by a US gay lobby group at a Los Angeles awards ceremony.
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Scuffles at South Korea torch leg

Sunday 27th of April 2008, 13:53
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

Pro and anti-Chinese demonstrators clash in Seoul during the latest leg of the Olympic torch relay.
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F1: Raikkonen wins in Spain

Sunday 27th of April 2008, 14:12
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, Spain Spain

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen dominates the Spanish Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton struggles to third place.
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US moots UN sanctions on Harare

Sunday 27th of April 2008, 14:58
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, United States United States
related places: Harare, Africa

The US's top Africa envoy says UN sanctions should be considered over the post-election crisis in Zimbabwe.
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Chelsea visit sparks Malaysia row

Sunday 27th of April 2008, 15:01
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Israel Israel

Malaysian Muslim groups call for protests when Chelsea FC visits in July because the coach and a player are Israeli.
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Actor Blake loses US court appeal

Sunday 27th of April 2008, 15:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Los Angeles

A Los Angeles court upholds a verdict finding actor Robert Blake liable for his wife's death.
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Hezbollah held French socialist

Sunday 27th of April 2008, 16:13
related countries: France France, Lebanon Lebanon

A French socialist says he was detained by gunmen linked to Hezbollah during a visit to Lebanon.
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Iraqi cleric rejects talks terms

Sunday 27th of April 2008, 17:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Radical Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr rejects government conditions for talks on ending Iraqi army attacks on his militia.
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Karzai unhurt after parade attack

Sunday 27th of April 2008, 18:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Afghan President Hamid Karzai escapes unharmed as gunfire breaks out at a military ceremony in Kabul.
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Austrian 'hid daughter in cellar'

Sunday 27th of April 2008, 20:52
related countries: Austria Austria

Austrian police arrest a man who allegedly locked up his daughter for 24 years and had sex with her.
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Arrests over Morocco factory fire

Sunday 27th of April 2008, 20:58
related countries: Morocco Morocco

Moroccan police arrest both the owner and the manager of a factory destroyed in a fire that killed at least 55.
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Vote fails to save Berlin airport

Sunday 27th of April 2008, 21:47
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Tempelhof, Berlin

Berliners fail to back attempts to keep open the historic Tempelhof airport, early referendum results show.
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Austrian detectives study cellar

Sunday 27th of April 2008, 21:55
related countries: Austria Austria

Police in Austria see the cellar rooms where a woman was allegedly held and abused for 24 years by her father.
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Israeli MP jailed for corruption

Sunday 27th of April 2008, 22:51
related countries: Israel Israel

A court in Israel sentences an MP, Shlomo Benizri, to 18 months in jail on charges of bribery and corruption.
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Treasures return to Iraq museum

Sunday 27th of April 2008, 23:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

Iraqi's national museum welcomes the return of 700 artefacts seized by Syria from traffickers.
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Raul Castro raises state pension

Sunday 27th of April 2008, 23:51
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The Cuban president says he will raise state pensions by up to 20% and increase wages for the judiciary.
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