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'Drug overdose' killed Ike Turner

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 0:24
related countries: United States United States

US soul legend Ike Turner, who died in December, was killed by a cocaine overdose, coroners say.
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Pope publishes cancelled speech

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 1:48
related countries: Italy Italy

The Vatican releases the text of a speech that the Pope was due to have at a visit to Rome University.
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Agencies see good year for Iraq

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 2:15
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The IMF and UN paint a bright picture of economic growth and political stabilisation in Iraq for the near future.
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Colombian clergy 'contact' Farc

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 2:33
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia's Roman Catholic clergy say they are in contact with Farc rebels in a bid to free more hostages.
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US judge doubles OJ Simpson bail

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 3:31
related countries: United States United States

A US judge accuses ex-football star OJ Simpson of "arrogance or ignorance" in breaking bail terms, doubling it to $250,000.
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Worker killed in Burma bus blast

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 3:37
related countries: Burma Burma

A bus conductor is killed in a bomb blast in Burma, the fourth such incident in the military-ruled nation this year.
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Tennis: Federer thrashes Santoro

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 3:55
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Defending champion Roger Federer drops only three games as he thumps Fabrice Santoro to sweep into the Australian Open third round.
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Militants overrun Pakistan fort

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 5:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Hundreds of militants overrun an army fort in north-west Pakistan, killing or kidnapping many troops, officials say.
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State control for Aboriginal dole

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 5:50
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian government takes control of 50% of benefits paid to people in an Aboriginal community.
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Defence chief 'misquoted' on Nato

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 6:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Netherlands Netherlands, United States United States

The Dutch government says US Defence Secretary Robert Gates was misquoted on Nato forces in Afghanistan.
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Kumble captures 600th Test wicket

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 8:19
related countries: India India

India captain Anil Kumble becomes the third bowler in world cricket to take 600 Test wickets.
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Yangtze hit by drought in China

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 8:27
related countries: China China

Severe drought has left water levels in the Yangtze river at a 142-year low, Chinese media reports.
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Sheikh Hasina trial delayed

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 10:08
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

A Bangladeshi court adjourns the trial of the former Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, who is accused of extortion.
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Cricket: India on top

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 10:09
related countries: India India, Australia Australia

India seize control of the third Test after bowling out Australia for 212 and reaching 52-1, for a lead of 170.
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Grim life for Bangladeshi prostitutes

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 10:45
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Claudia Hammond reflects on her meeting with women who work in what is thought to be the world's largest brothel.
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Floods 'could be worse than 2001'

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 10:59
related countries: Mozambique Mozambique

The Mozambique authorities say flooding could be cause more damage than those of seven years ago.
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US, Mexico to tighten gun checks

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 11:02
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico

The US promises Mexico access to a database to trace arms smuggled from the US to Mexican drug gangs.
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'Rebel base destroyed' in S Lanka

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 11:15
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's military says its fighter jets have destroyed a Tamil Tiger base where its leaders were meeting.
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Fiji coup chief queries army role

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 11:46
related countries: Fiji Fiji

Fiji needs to get rid of its reputation as a nation with a "coup culture", its current military leader says.
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Deportations from Libya 'illegal'

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 12:03
related countries: Libya Libya

Libya will be violating international and domestic law if it deports 1m illegal immigrants, Human Rights Watch says.
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Greek fan killed after cup match

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 12:10
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

A football fan is fatally stabbed near Athens after a game between Greece's two biggest clubs.
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Putin urges Kosovo consensus

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 12:15
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow, Kosovo

Russian President Vladimir Putin says any decision on Kosovo's fate must be agreed by Belgrade and Pristina.
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UN says Algeria ignored warnings

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 12:36
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Algeria did not respond to requests for tighter security before a bombing that left 17 UN staff dead, the UN says.
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Main Bhutan election date is set

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 13:01
related countries: Bhutan Bhutan

The date is announced for elections to the most powerful house of the Bhutanese parliament.
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Mbeki on mediation trip to Harare

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 13:26
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African President Thabo Mbeki travels to the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, for mediation talks.
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Tennis: Baghdatis wins thriller

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 13:29
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Marcos Baghdatis overcomes battling former champion Marat Safin in a five-set Australian Open second-round clash.
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Safin v Baghdatis as it happened

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 13:31
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Former finalist Marcos Baghdatis beats ex-champion Marat Safin in five sets at the Australian Open.
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Army 'flees second Pakistan fort'

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 13:36
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Troops in north-west Pakistan abandon another fort a day after one was overrun by militants, witnesses say.
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East Timor 'must forgive Suharto'

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 13:43
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

East Timor's leader urges his countrymen to pray for and forgive ailing former Indonesian leader, Suharto
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Sent home, abandoned and saved in Ghana

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 14:12
related countries: Ghana Ghana, United Kingdom United Kingdom

In Accra, Will Ross meets a terminally ill Ghanaian women controversially removed from the UK.
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'Seven dead' in Kenyan protests

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 14:13
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga says police have shot dead seven people in protests in Nairobi.
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Disease risk to mozzarella output

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 15:22
related countries: Italy Italy

A contagious infection sweeping through herds of Italian water buffalo threatens mozzarella production.
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Russia actions 'stain reputation'

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 15:41
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband says Russia's actions against the British Council are a "stain" on her reputation.
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Italy's ruling coalition weakened

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 16:03
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy's former justice minister, who resigned over a corruption probe, withdraws his party from the ruling coalition.
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Shia worshippers killed in Iraq

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 16:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A bomber attacks an Iraqi mosque as Shias mark the festival of Ashura, killing at least eight people, police say.
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Whaling pair 'leave Japan ship'

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 16:27
related countries: Japan Japan, Australia Australia

Two anti-whaling activists who boarded a Japanese ship are handed to an Australian vessel, Tokyo officials say.
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Japan PM warns of party 'crisis'

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 16:29
related countries: Japan Japan

The ruling party of Japan, the Liberal Democrats, faces its biggest-ever crisis, PM Yasuo Fukuda warns.
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NZ Maori poet dies at 86

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 16:33
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Hone Tuwhare, the first Maori poet to be published in English, has died in New Zealand at the age of 86
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Kenya 'turned into killing field'

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 17:24
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Opposition leader Raila Odinga says police have turned Kenya into "killing fields of the innocent".
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Rwanda 'still teaching genocide'

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 17:55
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Rwanda's education minister is under strong pressure, after MPs say "genocide ideology" is present in some schools.
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Bomber hits Pakistan mosque

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 18:03
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar

A suicide attack at a Shia mosque in the Pakistani city of Peshawar kills 10 people, say officials.
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Chile-Peru spat over sea border

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 18:53
related countries: Peru Peru, Chile Chile

Chile summons its envoy to Peru for consultation, as tensions rise over a disputed maritime border.
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Merrill Lynch posts $7.8bn loss

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 19:15
related countries: United States United States

Merrill Lynch makes a $7.8bn loss in 2007 after it is caught up in problems linked to a US housing market slump.
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Czech anger at caged beds report

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 19:18
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

A Czech minister says a BBC report on caged beds in children's care homes is "journalistic distortion".
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US chief hails Afghan Nato allies

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 19:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US defence chief Robert Gates praises Nato allies in Afghanistan, a day after being quoted as questioning them.
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MEPs back Kenya cash freeze

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 19:37
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The European Parliament has called on the EU to halt direct budgetary aid to the Kenyan government.
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Briton murdered in New Zealand

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 19:39
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A young woman from Orkney dies following an attack while on a working holiday in New Zealand.
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Fed boss backs economy kick-start

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 21:38
related countries: United States United States

Federal Reserve boss Ben Bernanke backs emergency measures to help the US economy avoid recession.
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Airliner crash-lands at Heathrow

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 22:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Heathrow

Flights at Heathrow airport are delayed after a British Airways passenger jet lands short of the runway.
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Judge allows Vegas casino votes

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 23:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Las Vegas, Vegas

A US judge rules that Nevada Democrats can hold presidential voting in Las Vegas casinos, dismissing a legal challenge.
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Recession fears unsettle markets

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 23:38
related countries: United States United States

Weak manufacturing data and massive losses at Merrill Lynch send US shares tumbling sharply lower.
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Fresh strikes fuel Gaza conflict

Thursday 17th of January 2008, 23:52
related countries: Israel Israel

Palestinian militants escalate rocket fire and Israel says it will keep up military pressure on Gaza.
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