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Manila bans organs for foreigners

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 0:54
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippines bans organ transplants for foreigners because of illegal trade of kidneys taken from the poor.
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Austrian vigil for cellar family

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 2:30
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Amstetten

Hundreds of people hold a candlelit vigil in Amstetten, where Josef Fritzl locked his daughter in a cellar.
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Turkey reforms controversial law

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 3:33
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's parliament approves the softening of a law criticised by the EU for limiting free speech, reports say.
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Georgia-Russia tensions ramped up

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 3:44
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Georgia denies plans to invade the breakaway region of Abkhazia, while Russia says it would retaliate to any attack.
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Two killed in Tibet-linked clash

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 3:56
related countries: China China

A policeman and an alleged pro-Tibet rioter have been killed in western China, state media report.
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'Top Kashmiri militant' is killed

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 4:02
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India
related places: Kashmir

Police in Indian-administered Kashmir say they have killed a senior member of the banned pro-Pakistan militant group.
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EU migrants 'settling across UK'

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 4:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Eastern Europeans have settled more widely in the UK than people in earlier waves of migration, a study says.
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Australia launches Haneef inquiry

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 4:39
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom, Australia Australia

Australia begins probing the handling of the case against an Indian doctor briefly linked to UK terror attacks last year.
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Australia to improve gay rights

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 5:49
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's Labor government says it will remove 100 laws that discriminate against gay couples.
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UK prince in Afghan visit

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 6:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Prince William made a secret visit, approved by the Queen, to meet British troops in Afghanistan, it emerges.
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Blast near Yemen Italian embassy

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 6:46
related countries: Italy Italy, Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

A strong explosion is heard near the Italian embassy in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, reports say.
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Colombian 'drug lord killed'

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 8:08
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombian police say they have killed one of the country's most notorious criminals, Victor Manuel Mejia.
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China marks 100 days to Olympics

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 8:11
related countries: China China

China marks 100 days until the Beijing Olympic Games begin, as the Olympic torch arrives in Hong Kong.
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Everest doctor warns of disaster

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 8:11
related countries: Nepal Nepal

An Everest doctor in Nepal warns of "catastrophe" when the peak reopens after the Olympic torch relay.
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UN split on Zimbabwe plea

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 8:39
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

The UN Security Council does not back the opposition's call to send a special envoy to mediate the Zimbabwe crisis.
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LSD inventor Albert Hofmann dies

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 8:48
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Albert Hofmann, the Swiss chemist who discovered the hallucinogenic drug LSD, dies at the age of 102.
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Colossal squid's big eye revealed

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 9:45
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The world's largest squid possesses the biggest animal eye, say scientists dissecting a rare specimen.
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Kenya cabinet cash shortfall

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 10:05
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya may use funds intended to resettle the displaced to help find some $300m to pay for the new coalition cabinet.
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Mexicans seal gang war hospital

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 10:52
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Tijuana

Mexican troops close off a Tijuana hospital to protect suspected drug traffickers wounded in gang warfare.
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Tennis: Shoaib loses ban appeal

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 10:59
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Shoaib Akhtar loses his appeal against a five-year ban imposed by the Pakistan Cricket Board but can still play overseas.
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Civilians gunned down in Somalia

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 11:00
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Somalia Somalia
related places: Baidoa

At least 12 Somalis are shot dead by Ethiopian troops in an apparent revenge attack in Baidoa, say eyewitnesses.
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Poisoned heparin 'deliberate'

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 11:32
related countries: China China, United States United States

US officials say Chinese-made ingredients for a blood-thinning drug may have been deliberately contaminated.
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Few gains for press freedom

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 12:02
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A survey of media freedom reports losses and gains in E Asia - and North Korea is still bottom of the list.
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'Karzai attackers' die in siege

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 12:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Afghan officials in Kabul say they have killed three insurgents linked to Sunday's attack on President Karzai.
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EU hails Turkey free speech move

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 12:43
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's vote to amend a law that limits freedom of speech is welcomed by the EU.
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New plan for W Bank checkpoints

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 13:43
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Former Israeli generals and senior Palestinians put forward a plan for kick-starting the West Bank's economy.
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Palestinians agree Israel truce

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 14:08
related countries: Israel Israel

Twelve Palestinian factions agree to proposals for a truce with Israel, Egypt's state news agency says.
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Austria seeks to 'rescue image'

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 14:21
related countries: Austria Austria

Austria's chancellor says he is determined not to let the cellar family case darken the country's reputation.
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Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 14:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The BBC hears that rising rates of child health issues in Afghanistan may be linked to depleted uranium weapons.
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Chinese police find child slaves

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 15:03
related countries: China China

Chinese police rescue more than 100 children sold to work as slave labourers in Guangdong.
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Chinese virus infections rising

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 15:06
related countries: China China

A lethal intestinal virus which has already claimed 20 lives could cause more deaths in eastern China.
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Indian steelmaker to buy US firm

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 15:42
related countries: India India, United States United States

India's Essar Steel is to buy the American steel company, Esmark, in a $778m (£392m) deal.
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Russia warned over Georgia move

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 15:50
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Nato says Russia's troop build-up in Georgia's two breakaway regions risks escalating tension in the area.
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Cellar father refuses to explain

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 15:50
related countries: Austria Austria

The Austrian man accused of keeping his daughter in a cellar for 24 years, refuses to explain his acts.
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Water victory for SA township

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 16:08
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A South African judge rules it is illegal to force township residents to install prepaid water metres.
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Football: 'Express' visas for fans

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 16:45
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Champions League organiser Uefa is arranging plans to help English supporters with final tickets in Moscow to get "express" Russian visas.
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Belarus expulsions 'unjustified'

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 17:04
related countries: Belarus Belarus, United States United States

The US says a decision by Belarus to order the expulsion of 10 of its diplomats in Minsk is "unwarranted".
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Al-Qaeda 'greatest threat' to US

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 17:49
related countries: United States United States

Al-Qaeda remains the greatest terrorist threat to the US, according to a US state department report.
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Progress on Pakistan judges deal

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 18:03
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The leaders of Pakistan's new ruling coalition make progress in crucial talks about sacked judges, aides say.
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Zimbabwe blames opposition

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 19:30
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's opposition is behind electoral fraud and violence, the influential police chief says.
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Baghdad clashes 'leave 400 dead'

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 20:34
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

More than 400 people have been killed in fighting in Baghdad in April, say officials at hospitals in Iraq's capital.
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Further cut in US interest rates

Wednesday 30th of April 2008, 22:03
related countries: United States United States

The Federal Reserve makes a further cut in US interest rates, reducing them to 2% from 2.25%.
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