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What happend on February 18th 2008

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NZ hosts meeting on cluster bombs

Monday 18th of February 2008, 4:20
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Officials from 120 nations meet in New Zealand to try to agree a text for a proposed ban on cluster bombs.
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China safety body warns on mines

Monday 18th of February 2008, 6:50
related countries: China China

China's mines face a wave of accidents as they restart after the freezing weather, a top safety body warns.
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French police target riot leaders

Monday 18th of February 2008, 8:11
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

French police arrest more than 30 people in raids near Paris, targeting the instigators of November's riots.
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India organ doctor associate held

Monday 18th of February 2008, 8:54
related countries: India India

Indian detective arrest the brother of a doctor accused of organising illegal organ transplants.
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Maoists killed in India fighting

Monday 18th of February 2008, 9:48
related countries: India India

Authorities in the Indian state of Orissa say at least 20 Maoists have been killed in fighting with security forces.
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UN appeal for Tajik winter aid

Monday 18th of February 2008, 10:04
related countries: Tajikistan Tajikistan

The United Nations says many lives are at risk as Tajikistan experiences its worst ever winter energy crisis.
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Afghan bomb toll 'rises to 100'

Monday 18th of February 2008, 10:24
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kandahar

Funerals are held in the Afghan city of Kandahar after an attack that officials say killed more than 100 people.
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Kathmandu is 'almost out of fuel'

Monday 18th of February 2008, 11:03
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Fuel supplies to the Nepalese capital almost run out because of road blockade in the south, officials say.
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Bush highlights malaria campaign

Monday 18th of February 2008, 11:04
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania

George W Bush draws attention to anti-malaria efforts by promising free bed nets in Tanzania.
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Uganda peace talks to resume

Monday 18th of February 2008, 11:20
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Uganda says peace talks will continue with LRA rebels despite reports of recent attacks in South Sudan.
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Lockheed wins $1bn Indian order

Monday 18th of February 2008, 11:50
related countries: India India, United States United States

US defence firm Lockheed Martin wins a $1bn order from India for six C-130J military transport planes.
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Cricket: Gilchrist 'to play'

Monday 18th of February 2008, 12:27
related countries: Australia Australia

Adam Gilchrist will be fit for the rest of the triangular CB Series despite injuring his thumb on Sunday, insists Australia coach Tim Nielsen.
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Dozens die in latest Afghan bomb

Monday 18th of February 2008, 12:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A bomb in Afghanistan reportedly kills 35 civilians and injures many people, three of them Nato troops.
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Intervene in Nigeria, Bush urged

Monday 18th of February 2008, 12:30
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A leading Nigerian oil militant group asks President George Bush to help solve their dispute with the government.
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Early Iraq dossier draft released

Monday 18th of February 2008, 12:40
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband says he has published an early draft of the infamous Iraq weapons dossier.
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Iran guards predict Israel demise

Monday 18th of February 2008, 13:59
related countries: Israel Israel, Iran Iran

Iran's Revolutionary Guards leader says Hezbollah will soon destroy Israel, in a letter to Hassan Nasrallah.
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Nationalisation 'right for Rock'

Monday 18th of February 2008, 14:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Emergency legislation is to be introduced to temporarily nationalise the UK's stricken Northern Rock bank.
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Snowfall cuts off Greek villages

Monday 18th of February 2008, 14:45
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

Heavy snow leaves at least 150 villages cut off in Greece and disrupts flights to and from Athens.
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Israel detains dozens of Gazans

Monday 18th of February 2008, 15:07
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israeli forces carry out an incursion into the Gaza Strip, seizing more than 80 Palestinians and killing four.
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US orders massive recall of beef

Monday 18th of February 2008, 15:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

The US government orders its largest recall of beef, saying a meat plant broke rules on cattle inspection.
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Guyana gunmen kill 12 in attack

Monday 18th of February 2008, 15:37
related countries: Guyana Guyana

Twelve people, including three policemen, are killed by gunmen in an attack on a small town in Guyana.
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Nigeria phone privatisation off

Monday 18th of February 2008, 16:28
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The Nigerian government cancels another sale of a state firm by former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
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Saudis advised to avoid Lebanon

Monday 18th of February 2008, 16:34
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Lebanon Lebanon

Saudi Arabia tells its citizens not to visit Lebanon, which is experiencing a worsening security and political crisis.
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Rice urges Kenyans to share power

Monday 18th of February 2008, 16:43
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United States United States
related places: Nairobi

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says Kenya's rival leaders should share power to end the crisis.
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Dissident condemns Cuban jails

Monday 18th of February 2008, 17:01
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

One of four dissidents freed by Havana has spoken out about the deplorable conditions in Cuban prisons.
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Bush Senior backs McCain's bid

Monday 18th of February 2008, 17:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: McCain, Republican

Former President George Bush Senior endorses John McCain's bid for the Republican nomination for US president.
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Tropical storm hits Madagascar

Monday 18th of February 2008, 17:48
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar

At least two people die and hundreds left homeless in Madagascar, as Cyclone Ivan brings chaos.
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French writer Robbe-Grillet dies

Monday 18th of February 2008, 17:55
related countries: France France

Alain Robbe-Grillet, the French writer who pioneered the so-called new novel genre, dies at the age of 85.
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Two dead in China 'terror' raid

Monday 18th of February 2008, 18:19
related countries: China China
related places: Xinjiang

China says it has destroyed a separatist 'terrorist gang' in the north-western province of Xinjiang.
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Colombian judge convicts troops

Monday 18th of February 2008, 18:45
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A Colombian judge convicts 15 soldiers over the deaths of 10 anti-drugs police in a May 2006 ambush.
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Recognition for new Kosovo grows

Monday 18th of February 2008, 19:53
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Recognition of Kosovan independence gains momentum with the US and EU nations pledging support.
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US drops Africa military HQ plan

Monday 18th of February 2008, 22:09
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States
related places: Africa

The US decides to keep the base for its new Africa Command in Germany, after a lack of interest from nations.
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Kuwait deplores 'terror' eulogy

Monday 18th of February 2008, 22:42
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait, Lebanon Lebanon

Kuwaiti officials criticise Shia Muslims who eulogised Lebanese militant Imad Mughniyeh after his death.
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Opposition confident in Pakistan

Monday 18th of February 2008, 22:43
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Opposition supporters in Pakistan are claiming an election triumph - but results will not be clear for hours.
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