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Hundreds of Iraq schemes 'failed'

Monday 28th of April 2008, 3:30
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

An audit of US-funded reconstruction for Iraq finds millions of dollars were wasted on incomplete projects.
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India panel to mull Harbhajan ban

Monday 28th of April 2008, 4:41
related countries: India India

Indian cricket star Harbhajan Singh faces a disciplinary panel over claims he assaulted a fellow team member.
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N Korean crowds hail torch relay

Monday 28th of April 2008, 7:47
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

Crowds cheers the latest leg of the Olympic torch's worldwide relay, in the North Korean capital Pyongyang.
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Japan PM's party in poll defeat

Monday 28th of April 2008, 8:24
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's ruling party has been defeated in a key by-election, in a fresh blow to Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda.
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Colossal squid comes out of ice

Monday 28th of April 2008, 8:34
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Technicians in New Zealand begin defrosting a rare specimen of the colossal squid, the world's biggest.
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UN troops 'armed DR Congo rebels'

Monday 28th of April 2008, 9:06
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The BBC uncovers new evidence of Pakistani and Indian peacekeepers in Africa collaborating with rebels.
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UN meeting to address food crisis

Monday 28th of April 2008, 9:18
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

United Nations agencies meet in Switzerland to come up with solutions to ease the escalating global food crisis.
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Ukraine helicopter crash kills 19

Monday 28th of April 2008, 9:24
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A Ukrainian helicopter crashes at an offshore gas drilling platform in the Black Sea, killing 19 people.
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UK doctor killed on sea scooter

Monday 28th of April 2008, 9:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Australia Australia

A British doctor has been killed in a sea scooter accident while on holiday with his wife in Australia.
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Ships bring extra oil amid strike

Monday 28th of April 2008, 9:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Grangemouth

Additional fuel is arriving in Scotland as Grangemouth oil refinery workers begin the second day of a strike.
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N Korean officer defects to South

Monday 28th of April 2008, 10:02
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A North Korean soldier has defected to the South across the heavily fortified land border.
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India in multi-satellite launch

Monday 28th of April 2008, 10:08
related countries: India India

India successfully launches 10 satellites in a single mission, significantly boosting its capabilities in space.
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Sons arrested for mother's death

Monday 28th of April 2008, 10:15
related countries: India India
related places: Ghaziabad, Delhi

Three men appear in court in Ghaziabad, near India's capital Delhi - in connection with the killing of their mother, police say.
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Harbhajan given long ban for slap

Monday 28th of April 2008, 10:45
related countries: India India

Spinner Harbhajan Singh is handed an 11-match ban in the Indian Premier League after being found guilty of slapping fellow India star Sree Santh.
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Iran, Pakistan 'in pipeline deal'

Monday 28th of April 2008, 11:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Iran Iran

Pakistan says it has cleared the way with Iran to finalise an agreement on a $7.5bn gas pipeline to India.
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Sri Lanka eyes Iranian aid money

Monday 28th of April 2008, 11:38
related countries: Iran Iran, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is due in Sri Lanka on the second leg of a South Asian tour.
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Obama's pastor defends comments

Monday 28th of April 2008, 11:41
related countries: United States United States

The controversial former pastor of US presidential hopeful Barack Obama hits back at his critics.
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Protesters burn Indonesian mosque

Monday 28th of April 2008, 11:42
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Hundreds of protesters in Indonesia set fire to a mosque belonging to the Ahmadiyya Muslim sect.
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Brussels downbeat on growth

Monday 28th of April 2008, 11:43
related countries: Belgium Belgium

The European Commission downgrades eurozone growth forecasts again, blaming financial market turmoil.
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Kenya seeks to end prison strike

Monday 28th of April 2008, 11:59
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's government agrees to increase pay for striking prison warders, who are threatening to release convicts.
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Somalia pirates jailed for life

Monday 28th of April 2008, 12:00
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A court in Somalia's Puntland region gives seven pirates life sentences in prison for seizing a UAE ship last week.
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'Dozens die' in China train crash

Monday 28th of April 2008, 12:24
related countries: China China
related places: Xinhua

At least 70 people die in a collision between two passenger trains in eastern China, state media say.
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Zimbabwe parties to check results

Monday 28th of April 2008, 13:13
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Candidates' representatives in Zimbabwe's presidential election are summoned to review the delayed results.
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Nepal bans Everest reporting

Monday 28th of April 2008, 13:20
related countries: Nepal Nepal, China China

Nepal bans the BBC from Mount Everest base camp, as the Chinese prepare to take the Olympic torch up the mountain.
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Mungiki sect leader is shot dead

Monday 28th of April 2008, 13:41
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

The leader of the political wing of Kenya's outlawed Mungiki sect is shot dead two weeks after Nairobi riots.
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Top Pakistan militant halts talks

Monday 28th of April 2008, 15:16
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Top Taleban commander Baitullah Mehsud halts talks with Pakistan's government, his spokesman says.
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UN probe urged over Iraqi inmates

Monday 28th of April 2008, 15:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The UN should examine concerns about the detention policies of US-led troops in Iraq, a rights group says.
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Indian hockey body is suspended

Monday 28th of April 2008, 15:52
related countries: India India

India's Olympic Association takes over running the country's hockey team after an alleged bribes scandal.
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Opposition reunites in Zimbabwe

Monday 28th of April 2008, 16:40
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's rival opposition factions say they have reunited, declaring they have a majority in parliament.
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F1: Kovalainen focuses on Turkey

Monday 28th of April 2008, 16:50
related countries: Turkey Turkey

McLaren's Heikki Kovalainen turns his attention to racing in the Turkish GP after getting the all-clear to leave hospital.
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Vietnam to end US adoption deal

Monday 28th of April 2008, 17:12
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam, United States United States

Vietnam is to end a popular adoption agreement with the US, after a US report makes allegations of corruption.
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Obama's pastor replies to critics

Monday 28th of April 2008, 17:24
related countries: United States United States

The controversial former pastor of US presidential hopeful Barack Obama hits back at his critics.
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Spain rejects Peron extradition

Monday 28th of April 2008, 18:36
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Spain Spain

A Spanish court refuses to extradite former Argentine President Isabel Peron over alleged human rights abuses.
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Austrian 'admits daughter abuse'

Monday 28th of April 2008, 19:36
related countries: Austria Austria

An Austrian has confessed to imprisoning his daughter in a cellar and fathering her seven children, police say.
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US court approves voter ID laws

Monday 28th of April 2008, 20:57
related countries: United States United States

The US Supreme Court rules that states can continue to require voters to show photo identification in order to vote.
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US troops killed in Iraq clashes

Monday 28th of April 2008, 21:09
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Four US soldiers are killed in Baghdad, the latest casualties of fierce clashes with Shia militia.
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Family killed during raid in Gaza

Monday 28th of April 2008, 21:26
related countries: Israel Israel

Israelis and Palestinians blame each other after an explosion kills a mother and her four children in Gaza.
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Rome votes for right-wing mayor

Monday 28th of April 2008, 21:51
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Right-winger Gianni Alemanno wins Rome's mayoral poll, in another blow to Italy's centre-left.
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UN defends DR Congo probe

Monday 28th of April 2008, 22:30
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The head of United Nations operations in DR Congo defends the UN over claims that its troops armed militias.
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UN urged to tackle Somali pirates

Monday 28th of April 2008, 23:45
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A draft resolution allowing states to confront pirates in Somalia's waters is before the UN Security Council.
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