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What happend on April 29th 2008

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Tornadoes tear through Virginia

Tuesday 29th of April 2008, 2:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Virginia

Three tornadoes rip through the US state of Virginia, injuring 200 people and damaging buildings.
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'Taleban killed' in fresh clashes

Tuesday 29th of April 2008, 4:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US military and Afghan government say more than 20 Taleban rebels have been killed in fresh clashes.
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'Speed to blame' for China crash

Tuesday 29th of April 2008, 5:27
related countries: China China

Speeding was the cause of a train collision in eastern China that left 70 people dead, state media reports.
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Four rebels 'arrested' in India

Tuesday 29th of April 2008, 5:48
related countries: India India

The Indian army says it has arrested four members of a Islamic group from the north-eastern state of Manipur.
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Scientists make weight loss claim

Tuesday 29th of April 2008, 6:38
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian scientists believe they may have discovered how to help people lose weight without cutting back on food.
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Hanging of Indian 'spy' deferred

Tuesday 29th of April 2008, 6:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India

Pakistan defers the hanging of an Indian man convicted for spying and carrying out bomb attacks.
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Iran boosts Sri Lankan refinery

Tuesday 29th of April 2008, 8:17
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, Iran Iran

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad launches a project to expand Sri Lanka's oil refining capacity.
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E Timor rebel leader surrenders

Tuesday 29th of April 2008, 10:19
related countries: East Timor East Timor
related places: Dili

The leader of a group of rebels accused of trying to kill East Timor's president surrenders in Dili.
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UK arrests in Tamil Tigers probe

Tuesday 29th of April 2008, 10:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three men are arrested by police in the United Kingdom as part of an investigation into the Tamil Tigers.
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Palestinian groups in Cairo talks

Tuesday 29th of April 2008, 10:37
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Officials from three Palestinian militant groups are in Cairo for talks with the head of Egyptian intelligence.
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China jails 17 over Tibet riots

Tuesday 29th of April 2008, 10:42
related countries: China China
related places: Lhasa

A court in Tibet has jailed 17 people for taking part in riots in the capital Lhasa, Chinese state media says.
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Sisters lose European tax battle

Tuesday 29th of April 2008, 10:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two elderly British sisters lose their final battle to avoid paying inheritance tax if one of them dies.
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ICC seeks Congo's 'Terminator'

Tuesday 29th of April 2008, 10:55
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

A Congolese warlord known as "the Terminator" is being sought for recruiting child soldiers, the ICC reveals.
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Cuba commutes death sentences

Tuesday 29th of April 2008, 11:01
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba's President Raul Castro says nearly all death sentences are to be commuted to prison terms.
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Shia rebel clashes in north Yemen

Tuesday 29th of April 2008, 11:41
related countries: Yemen Yemen

At least eight people have been killed in clashes between Shia rebels and pro-government forces, reports say.
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Mozambique police 'kill at will'

Tuesday 29th of April 2008, 11:42
related countries: Mozambique Mozambique

Amnesty International accuses police in Mozambique of killing and torturing people with near total impunity.
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Rebuilding lives in DR Congo

Tuesday 29th of April 2008, 12:26
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Mike Thomson returns to DR Congo to visit Zawadi, a young mother with a remarkable story of survival.
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China 'may lease foreign fields'

Tuesday 29th of April 2008, 12:36
related countries: China China

China aims to promote the leasing of foreign farmland by its food producers to beat rising prices.
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Court holds Austria 'sex captor'

Tuesday 29th of April 2008, 13:26
related countries: Austria Austria

An Austrian who admitted imprisoning his daughter and fathering her children is to appear before a magistrate.
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Casualties mount in Baghdad clash

Tuesday 29th of April 2008, 13:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Twenty-eight militants are killed and US soldiers are wounded in clashes in Sadr City, Baghdad, the US says.
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Power-sharing call for Zimbabwe

Tuesday 29th of April 2008, 13:45
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's UN ambassador says a national unity government is needed, whoever wins the presidential election.
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Olympic torch tours Ho Chi Minh

Tuesday 29th of April 2008, 15:23
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Ho Chi Minh City

The Olympic torch tours Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam on the final international stop of its troubled tour.
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Kenya banned sect members killed

Tuesday 29th of April 2008, 15:29
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan police shoot dead two members of the outlawed Mungiki sect a day after a sect leader was killed.
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Tariq Aziz trial begins in Iraq

Tuesday 29th of April 2008, 15:54
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Former Iraqi Deputy PM Tariq Aziz is due to go on trial over the deaths of a group of Baghdad merchants.
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Georgia 'plans war in Abkhazia'

Tuesday 29th of April 2008, 15:58
related countries: Russia Russia

Georgia is preparing to invade its breakaway region of Abkhazia, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry.
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Serbia and EU sign pact on ties

Tuesday 29th of April 2008, 16:46
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro, Slovenia Slovenia

EU ministers sign a pre-membership deal with Serbia, despite its failure to hand over war crimes suspects.
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Bush defends Syria reactor claim

Tuesday 29th of April 2008, 17:11
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US president says last week's disclosure of suspected Syria-North Korea nuclear links was a warning.
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US ordered to act on polar bear

Tuesday 29th of April 2008, 17:37
related countries: United States United States

A federal judge tells the US government to decide within weeks whether to list the polar bear as endangered.
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Many dead in Afghan suicide blast

Tuesday 29th of April 2008, 19:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan kills 18 people including 11 police officers, the government says.
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DNA 'backs Austrian incest claim'

Tuesday 29th of April 2008, 20:19
related countries: Austria Austria

DNA evidence supports an Austrian's confession that he fathered his daughter's children, police say.
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More British troops off to Kosovo

Tuesday 29th of April 2008, 20:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Defence Secretary Des Browne announces 600 British troops will be sent to Kosovo.
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Ronaldo in cross-dress scandal

Tuesday 29th of April 2008, 20:53
related countries: Botswana Botswana

The Brazilian footballer Ronaldo is caught up in a sex scandal involving three cross-dressing prostitutes.
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Obama 'angry' at pastor comments

Tuesday 29th of April 2008, 21:13
related countries: United States United States

US presidential hopeful Barack Obama denounces comments made by his former pastor, Rev Jeremiah Wright.
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Iranian leader upbeat on pipeline

Tuesday 29th of April 2008, 21:26
related countries: India India, Iran Iran

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gives assurances to India on the construction of a multi-billion dollar gas pipeline through Pakistan.
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Half EU migrants 'have left UK'

Tuesday 29th of April 2008, 22:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

About half of the 1m Eastern European migrants to the UK since 2004 have since gone home, research suggests.
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