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Sri Lanka ceasefire formally ends

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 1:03
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The ceasefire between Sri Lanka's government and the Tamil Tigers formally comes to an end.
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Tennis: Henin makes round three

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 2:06
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Top seed Justine Henin beats Olga Poutchkova in the Australian Open second round, as Serena Williams and Amelie Mauresmo also triumph.
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Michigan polls end in tight vote

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 2:07
related countries: United States United States

Polls close in Michigan, in a primary election seen as pivotal to the White House hopes of Republican rivals.
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Democrats set aside race dispute

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 5:08
related countries: United States United States

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama seek to set aside a civil rights row in their fight for the US Democratic ticket.
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Castro 'ready to return' - Lula

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 5:11
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Cuba Cuba, United States United States
related places: Silva

Brazil's President Lula meets ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro on a visit to boost economic ties with Havana.
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Stand-off over whaling activists

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 6:32
related countries: Japan Japan

Officials work to resolve a stand-off over two protesters detained on a Japanese whaling vessel.
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Death penalty for tycoon rapist

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 8:11
related countries: China China

A millionaire businessman is given the death penalty in China for raping more than 20 young girls.
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China in anti-corruption struggle

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 8:17
related countries: China China

President Hu Jintao acknowledges ending China's widespread corruption is a "difficult struggle".
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Romney secures Michigan victory

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 8:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Michigan

Mitt Romney wins his party's presidential primary in the US state of Michigan, leaving the Republican race wide open.
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Israel kills Islamic Jihad leader

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 8:31
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Israeli troops kill the leader of the armed wing of Islamic Jihad in the West Bank, Walid Obeidi, during a raid.
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Sharapova trounces Davenport

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 9:56
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Maria Sharapova beats former world number one Lindsay Davenport 6-1 6-3 in the Australian Open second round.
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Lee thwarts India's strong start

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 10:04
related countries: India India, Australia Australia
related places: Perth

India crumble from 198-2 to end day one of the third Test on a rocky 297-6 as Brett Lee takes 3-64.
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Egypt final stop on Bush tour

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 10:05
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States
related places: Bush

US President George W Bush wraps up his eight-day tour of the Middle East with a brief stop in Egypt.
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India-Australia cricket resumes

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 11:03
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Perth

Australia and India begin their third cricket Test despite controversy which threatened to disrupt the tour.
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Seoul 'may shut N Korea ministry'

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 11:06
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

South Korea's incoming leader plans to scrap a ministry handling relations with Pyongyang, his aides say.
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US court orders Libya to pay $6bn

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 11:58
related countries: Libya Libya, France France, United States United States

A US court orders Libya to pay $6bn in damages over the bombing of a French airliner in 1989.
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Woman bomber kills 11 in Iraq

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 12:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A female suicide bomber kills 11 people in a mainly-Shia Muslim town in the Iraqi province of Diyala, police say.
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Gunmen kill priest in Philippines

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 12:10
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A Catholic priest is abducted and killed by gunmen in the southern Philippine island of Tabawan.
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Putin foe submits poll petition

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 12:21
related countries: Russia Russia

Kremlin critic and former Russian PM Mikhail Kasyanov submits a petition supporting his presidential bid.
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France stops genocide transfer

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 12:48
related countries: France France, Rwanda Rwanda

France's Supreme Court overrules a decision to hand over a genocide suspect to the Rwandan tribunal.
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Infected poultry culled in India

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 13:13
related countries: India India

Thousands of chickens are culled in the Indian state of West Bengal after an outbreak of bird flu.
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MP defends Ghana cancer case

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 13:31
related countries: Ghana Ghana, United Kingdom United Kingdom

An UK MP says the debate over a dying Ghanaian woman being sent home should be about health care in Ghana.
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Bush tour ends on democracy call

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 14:19
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States

US President Bush wraps up his eight-day tour of the Middle East in Egypt with a call for more democracy.
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Total guilty of French oil spill

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 15:21
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

A Paris court convicts French oil company Total of maritime pollution over the 1999 sinking of the tanker Erika.
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Deadly blast hits Sri Lanka bus

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 16:05
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

At least 26 people die in a bus bombing in Sri Lanka, the army says, as a ceasefire with Tamil rebels formally ends.
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Fresh Gaza air strike kills three

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 16:08
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israeli forces carry out further raids on the Gaza Strip, killing three Palestinian civilians in an air strike.
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S Africa abortion suspects held

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 16:14
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Johannesburg

Police in South Africa question nine people accused of running an illegal abortion centre in Johannesburg.
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Brazil activist priest 'at risk'

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 16:23
related countries: Brazil Brazil

A Catholic aid agency voices deep concern after a priest working on land rights in Brazil gets death threats.
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Hardliners leave Israel coalition

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 16:23
related countries: Israel Israel

An Israeli right-wing party leaves the government in protest at peace talks starting with the Palestinians.
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Ghana patient starts dialysis

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 16:59
related countries: Ghana Ghana, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A dying woman removed from the UK after her visa expired starts kidney dialysis in Ghana funded by a donor.
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Pakistan singer drops Osama role

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 17:07
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani singer Ali Haider turns down the lead role in a Bollywood film called Osama after receiving threats.
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Russia warned over 'intimidation'

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 17:22
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband warns Russia that intimidation of British Council officials is "unacceptable".
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Calcutta fire 'is under control'

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 17:55
related countries: India India
related places: Calcutta

A devastating fire in the Indian city of Calcutta has been brought under control four, officials say.
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Violent clashes at Kenya protests

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 18:12
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan police fire tear gas and bullets at opposition activists defying a ban on election protests.
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Faulty heaters kill many in Iran

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 18:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iran Iran

Faulty heaters are blamed for 89 deaths in Iran, while neighbouring Afghanistan also struggles with a cold spell.
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Italian justice minister resigns

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 18:33
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy's justice minister says he is stepping down after prosecutors said they were planning to arrest his wife.
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Uzbek president Karimov sworn in

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 18:44
related countries: Uzbekistan Uzbekistan

Islam Karimov is sworn in for a seven-year term as President of Uzbekistan, following elections in December
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Recession fears hit stock markets

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 18:59
related countries: United States United States

Global shares fall amid growing fears of a recession in the US economy, and slowing corporate profit growth.
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Castro 'unfit to speak publicly'

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 19:00
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba's ailing leader Fidel Castro admits he is not strong enough to speak publicly, ahead of elections on Sunday.
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US plans cluster bomb task force

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 19:49
related countries: United States United States

The US says it is ready to create a rapid reaction force to defuse cluster bombs left over from conflicts.
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US politician on al-Qaeda charge

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 22:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Ex-US congressman Mark Deli Siljander is charged over the funding of an al-Qaeda supporter in Afghanistan.
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Odinga denies 'ethnic cleansing'

Wednesday 16th of January 2008, 22:42
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's opposition leader denies government charges that his supporters planned a campaign of ethnic cleansing.
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