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What happend on February 9th 2008

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Police killed in Algeria ambush

Saturday 9th of February 2008, 1:57
related countries: Algeria Algeria

At least seven policemen are killed in an ambush by suspected Islamists in Algeria, security officials say.
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US says Mullah Omar 'in Pakistan'

Saturday 9th of February 2008, 4:20
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Taleban leader Mullah Omar and al-Qaeda commanders are living in Pakistan, says a senior US official.
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Cricket: NZ beat dismal England

Saturday 9th of February 2008, 7:34
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Wellington

England bat dismally in the first one-day international and lose by six wickets to New Zealand in Wellington.
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Man guilty of barrel wife murder

Saturday 9th of February 2008, 9:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Australia Australia

A British man is found guilty of murdering his wife in Australia and hiding her body in a barrel for more than 20 years.
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Japan accuses Russia of incursion

Saturday 9th of February 2008, 10:34
related countries: Russia Russia, Japan Japan

Japan accuses Russia of violating its airspace over the Pacific Izu islands and demands an explanation.
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G7 issues global economy warning

Saturday 9th of February 2008, 10:44
related countries: Japan Japan

Ministers from the Group of Seven wealthy nations pledge action over global economic turmoil, but warn it could get worse.
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Turkey eases ban on headscarves

Saturday 9th of February 2008, 11:43
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's parliament votes to ease the ban on women wearing Islamic headscarves in universities.
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Sorry seems to be the newest word

Saturday 9th of February 2008, 12:04
related countries: China China

China's leaders say they feel their people's pain as they make rare apologies in the country's big freeze.
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Piloting Afghanistan to a prosperous future

Saturday 9th of February 2008, 12:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Lyse Doucet reports that the international community's efforts to rebuild Afghanistan need to be better co-ordinated.
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Lebanon delays vote for 14th time

Saturday 9th of February 2008, 12:45
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The speaker of the Lebanese parliament postpones the election of a new president for the 14th time.
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'Kidney scam' doctor deported

Saturday 9th of February 2008, 16:19
related countries: Nepal Nepal, India India

A doctor suspected of running a kidney-trading racket in India is deported from Nepal, police say.
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Second French bank trader freed

Saturday 9th of February 2008, 16:32
related countries: France France

A second man being questioned after huge losses at French bank Societe Generale is freed without charge.
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Burmese junta sets voting dates

Saturday 9th of February 2008, 17:21
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's military junta announces a constitutional referendum in May and a general election in 2010.
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UN envoy visits Kenyan hotspots

Saturday 9th of February 2008, 17:26
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The UN emergency relief head John Holmes urges a peace deal after visiting Kenya violence flashpoints.
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Rugby: France beat Ireland

Saturday 9th of February 2008, 17:51
related countries: Ireland Ireland, France France

Vincent Clerc's hat-trick of tries gives France enough daylight to beat Ireland despite the visitors' brave fightback.
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Grammys dinner honours Franklin

Saturday 9th of February 2008, 17:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Franklin, Sunday

Soul legend Aretha Franklin has been honoured by the US music industry ahead of Sunday's Grammys.
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Six Nations as it happened

Saturday 9th of February 2008, 17:55
related countries: Ireland Ireland, France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wales defeat Scotland in Cardiff while France hold on for victory against Ireland.
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Blast at Pakistan election rally

Saturday 9th of February 2008, 18:56
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 18 people die in a blast at an opposition election rally in Pakistan's North West Frontier, reports say.
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Berlusconi launches comeback bid

Saturday 9th of February 2008, 18:58
related countries: Italy Italy

Media tycoon Silvio Berlusconi launches a campaign to become Italian prime minister for the third time.
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Poison cake kills Iraqi children

Saturday 9th of February 2008, 20:37
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Two children die and other Iraqis are critically ill, after eating cake poisoned with thallium in Baghdad.
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Egypt to recognise Copt converts

Saturday 9th of February 2008, 21:38
related countries: Egypt Egypt

An Egyptian court rules to recognise Christians who converted to Islam and reverted to Christianity.
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'Progress made' on Farc hostages

Saturday 9th of February 2008, 23:14
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela says it has made progress on securing the release of three more Farc hostages in Colombia.
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Sudan agreement over Darfur force

Saturday 9th of February 2008, 23:41
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Sudan's government agrees rules on how the UN-led peacekeeping force can operate in Darfur.
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Blaze ravages London market

Saturday 9th of February 2008, 23:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Camden Town, London

Up to 100 firefighters have fought a major blaze in the market area of Camden Town, north London.
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