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What happend on April 9th 2008

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Peru convicts death squad four

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 3:32
related countries: Peru Peru
related places: Lima

Peru convicts four members of a death squad of a 1992 massacre of 10 people at a university in Lima.
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Easter Island fines ear chipper

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 4:40
related countries: Finland Finland

A Finnish tourist who chipped an ear off an Easter Island statue is fined $17,000 and told to stay away for three years.
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Japan approves new bank boss

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 5:54
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese parliamentarians back Masaaki Shirakawa as head of the central bank after rejecting two other hopefuls.
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Australian PM speaks out on Tibet

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 6:29
related countries: Aruba Aruba, China China
related places: Beijing

Australian PM Kevin Rudd uses a speech in Beijing to urge China to address "significant" rights problems in Tibet.
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Poland seeks to boost Israel ties

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 6:54
related countries: Israel Israel, Poland Poland

Poland's PM visits Israel to discuss compensation for Holocaust victims and improving Jewish views of his country.
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Vietnam gang 'smuggled babies'

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 7:03
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Hanoi

A baby-smuggling gang in Vietnam sold up to 30 babies in six months, Hanoi investigators find.
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Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 7:16
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Egypt complains to UK after the head of the Egyptian Coptic Church is subjected to a security search.
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Rebel world cricket series starts

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 8:00
related countries: India India

A rebel cricket league involving India, Pakistan and a Rest of the World XI is due to get under way in India.
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Senegal changes law to try Habre

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 8:11
related countries: Chad Chad

Senegal amends its constitution to allow the trial of Chad ex-leader Hissene Habre for alleged abuses.
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SA power prices 'should double'

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 8:59
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The South African state power company says electricity prices need to double in the next two years.
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'Two dead' in Russian cave siege

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 9:20
related countries: Russia Russia

Two members of a doomsday sect holed up in a cave since October have died, a survivor tells Russian media.
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Denmark 'most networked economy'

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 10:01
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Sweden Sweden, Switzerland Switzerland

Denmark tops the table of most networked economies, followed by Sweden and Switzerland.
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Zuma condemns Zimbabwe delay

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 10:09
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

South Africa's governing ANC head Jacob Zuma says Zimbabwe should have released its poll results by now.
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'Six-way' kidney transplant first

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 10:12
related countries: United States United States

US doctors have carried out what is believed to be the world's first simultaneous six-way kidney transplant.
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Attacks on Baghdad anniversary

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 10:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

At least six people are killed in mortar attacks on the fifth anniversary of Baghdad's capture by US troops.
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Australia pledge on Iraq workers

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 10:34
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Australia Australia

Australia will offer permanent homes to 600 Iraqi employees when it pulls out of Iraq later this year.
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Mexico unveils oil reform plans

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 10:47
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico's president sends an energy reform bill to Congress that he says will boost faltering state oil giant Pemex.
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Oasis budget airline stops flying

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 11:11
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

The Hong Kong budget airline Oasis stops flying and applies for liquidation, leaving passengers stranded.
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San Francisco set for torch relay

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 11:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: San Francisco

Pro-Tibet protesters march in San Francisco as the city braces itself for the next leg of the Olympic torch relay.
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Seven dead in Nepal poll violence

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 11:29
related countries: Nepal Nepal

At least six Maoists and another protester are killed by Nepal police ahead of Thursday's elections.
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Egypt's warning on Gaza border

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 11:49
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Egypt warns that it will not accept any further violation of its border with the Gaza Strip.
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Progress in Korea nuclear talks

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 13:37
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

North Korea says a deal is reached with the US over disclosure of its nuclear activities.
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China stands firm on Tibet relay

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 14:17
related countries: China China

China reaffirms a commitment to take the Olympic torch through Tibet despite strong international pressure.
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Banned Islamists freed in Libya

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 14:21
related countries: Libya Libya

Libya frees 90 members of a banned Islamic group from jail after talks negotiated by the Libyan leader's son.
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Chaos at Nigerian home sell-off

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 14:36
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Home buyers are tear gassed and flogged whilst queueing to buy houses in Nigeria's capital sold off by the civil service.
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Barroso in change plea to Mugabe

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 14:45
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso says the people of Zimbabwe have voted for change.
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Burma releases constitution

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 15:00
related countries: Burma Burma

A constitution drafted by Burma's military rulers goes on sale in government shops, ahead of a May referendum.
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Karmapa Lama allowed to visit US

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 15:04
related countries: United States United States

India allows the Tibetan monk the Karmapa Lama to travel to the US next month - his first foreign trip for eight years.
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Ecuador defence minister resigns

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 15:45
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Ecuador Ecuador

Ecuador's defence minister resigns unexpectedly amid a row with neighbouring Colombia over a cross-border raid.
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Israel to bar UN rights official

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 15:59
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel says it will refuse entry to a UN official appointed to investigate Israeli human rights abuses.
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Kenya opposition urges restraint

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 16:24
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga asks his supporters to exercise restraint after talks break down.
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Kosovo adopts a new constitution

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 16:25
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Kosovo adopts a new constitution, almost two months after declaring independence from Serbia.
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Zimbabwe crisis talks called

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 16:58
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, Zambia Zambia

Zambia announces a regional emergency meeting to discuss Zimbabwe's post-election impasse.
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IMF slashes world growth forecast

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 17:04
related countries: United States United States

The US economy is heading for a recession that will reverberate around the globe, the IMF warns.
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Probe into mushroom deaths

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 17:42
related countries: India India

India's northeastern state of Assam sets up an enquiry into the deaths of more than 20 people after they ate mushrooms.
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EU treaty vote threat in Slovakia

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 18:05
related countries: Slovakia Slovakia

Slovakia's opposition threatens to block ratification of the EU treaty as a controversial media law is passed.
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Pakistani pilgrims visit Kashmir

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 19:10
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India
related places: Jammu, Kashmir

A group of 52 Hindu pilgrims from Pakistan visits a famous Indian shrine in Jammu and Kashmir state.
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South Korea's GNP wins majority

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 19:23
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Polls close in South Korea's parliamentary elections, with the ruling party looking poised to secure an overall majority.
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Venezuela nationalises steel firm

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 19:27
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela continues the nationalisation of its industries, taking over its largest steel maker.
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American Airlines grounds flights

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 19:39
related countries: United States United States

American Airlines cancels more flights after grounding its MD-80 aircraft to inspect their wiring.
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Al-Qaeda leader al-Masri 'dead'

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 21:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US says Abu Obaidah al-Masri, reputedly al-Qaeda's mastermind in Afghanistan, has died.
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Ecuador's military chiefs resign

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 21:18
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Ecuador Ecuador

Ecuador's top four military commanders resign after the president accuses the military of aiding Colombia.
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End riots, Haiti leader demands

Wednesday 9th of April 2008, 21:40
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Haiti's President Rene Preval tells impoverished Haitians rioting over soaring food costs to stop.
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