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What happend on January 12th 2008

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Pound at record low against euro

Saturday 12th of January 2008, 0:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The pound dips to an all-time low against the euro, as the UK's economic outlook darkens, before later rising.
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Kenya aid need may grow - UN

Saturday 12th of January 2008, 1:38
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Up to 500,000 people in Kenya will need aid in the weeks ahead if the political crisis intensifies, the UN says.
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Suharto 'suffers organ failure'

Saturday 12th of January 2008, 2:43
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Former Indonesian leader Suharto is in a worsening condition, according to members of his medical team.
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Chavez in Colombia rebel call

Saturday 12th of January 2008, 3:38
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Colombia Colombia

Venezuela's president says the Farc guerrillas should not be treated as terrorists, but Colombia disagrees.
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Musharraf rejects UN Bhutto probe

Saturday 12th of January 2008, 5:23
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Bhutto

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf rules out a UN inquiry into the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.
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Suharto health improves slightly

Saturday 12th of January 2008, 6:05
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Former Indonesian leader Suharto strengthens a little, a day after multiple organ failure, doctors say.
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Cricket: NZ take control of Test

Saturday 12th of January 2008, 6:53
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Chris Martin takes 5-65 as New Zealand close day one of the second Test with Bangladesh only nine runs behind at 134-3.
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US-Iranian naval dispute deepens

Saturday 12th of January 2008, 9:45
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Iranian boats were involved in two previously undisclosed incidents in the Strait of Hormuz, a US official says.
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Sri Lanka claims 59 rebel deaths

Saturday 12th of January 2008, 11:01
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's military says it has killed 59 rebels in the latest fighting - a claim dismissed by the Tamil Tigers.
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'Dozens dead' in Nigerian blast

Saturday 12th of January 2008, 11:22
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Dozens of people are feared dead after a fuel tanker explodes on a busy road in southern Nigeria's oil region.
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The putrid problem of Italian politics

Saturday 12th of January 2008, 12:10
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Naples

The rubbish littering the streets of Naples is symptomatic of a deeper problem at the heart of Italian politics, says David Willey.
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S Africa police chief suspended

Saturday 12th of January 2008, 13:42
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's police chief Jackie Selebi is suspended as he prepares to face corruption charges.
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India withdraw tour quit threat

Saturday 12th of January 2008, 14:28
related countries: India India, Australia Australia

India withdraw their threat to quit the tour of Australia if an appeal against Harbhajan Singh's ban fails.
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Gaza's American school attacked

Saturday 12th of January 2008, 14:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gaza

Armed men raid a private American school in northern Gaza, setting fire to buses and stealing computers.
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Cricket: SA seal series victory

Saturday 12th of January 2008, 15:02
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Durban

South Africa thrash West Indies by an innings and 100 runs in the deciding Test in Durban.
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Taiwan nationalists in huge win

Saturday 12th of January 2008, 15:08
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan's nationalists win a landslide victory in parliamentary polls, in a vote closely watched by China.
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Arrests in Sardinia waste clashes

Saturday 12th of January 2008, 15:14
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian police arrest six Sardinian protesters after clashes over the delivery of 500 tonnes of rubbish there.
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Mozambique begins flood mission

Saturday 12th of January 2008, 16:44
related countries: Mozambique Mozambique

Emergency workers in Mozambique launch an operation to rescue thousands trapped by the Zambezi flood waters.
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Hope returning to Iraq, says Bush

Saturday 12th of January 2008, 17:56
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States, West Bank West Bank
related places: Gulf

President Bush says hope is returning to Iraq after last year's US troop surge, as he visits troops in Kuwait.
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More 'militants' seized in Bissau

Saturday 12th of January 2008, 19:06
related countries: France France, Mauritania Mauritania, Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Guinea
related places: Bissau

Guinea-Bissau police say they hold five al-Qaeda members over the killing of French tourists in Mauritania.
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Tehran warns US over nuclear row

Saturday 12th of January 2008, 19:10
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Tehran

Iran's supreme leader says the US should not use the nuclear stand-off to bring Iran to its knees.
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Macedonia crash kills 11 soldiers

Saturday 12th of January 2008, 20:09
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia Macedonia

A Macedonian army helicopter taking soldiers home from Bosnia crashes, killing all 11 people on board.
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Ban eased on Saddam-era officials

Saturday 12th of January 2008, 21:23
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Saddam

Iraqi MPs approve a bill to allow officials from ex-leader Saddam Hussein's Baath party to return to public life.
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Indonesian maid beheaded

Saturday 12th of January 2008, 21:36
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Indonesia Indonesia

An Indonesia housemaid is beheaded in Saudi Arabia after being convicted of killing her employer.
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France's 'coiffure prince' dies

Saturday 12th of January 2008, 22:11
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Top French coiffeur Alexandre de Paris, who styled the hair of Elizabeth Taylor and many other stars, dies at 85.
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