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What happend on January 18th 2008

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Iran scorns US and Israel

Friday 18th of January 2008, 0:01
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accuses George W Bush of "sowing division" during his recent Middle East visit.
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Canada puts US on 'torture list'

Friday 18th of January 2008, 1:24
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

The US is listed as a country where prisoners are at risk of torture in a Canadian foreign ministry training manual.
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UN raps Burma's 'slow progress'

Friday 18th of January 2008, 4:01
related countries: Burma Burma

The UN condemns slow progress on reform in Burma, after the crackdown on anti-government protesters.
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Tennis: Henin sees off Schiavone

Friday 18th of January 2008, 4:08
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Top seed Justine Henin and defending champion Serena Williams are early winners on day five of the Australian Open.
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Fresh fighting in Sri Lanka hunt

Friday 18th of January 2008, 4:55
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Nine people are killed in Sri Lanka as police and army hunt for suspected Tamil Tiger rebels who attacked a bus.
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Australians transfer whaling pair

Friday 18th of January 2008, 5:53
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Japan Japan

An Australian ship returns two activists who boarded a Japanese whaler to their own vessel, ending a stand-off.
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Bodies found after Mexican raid

Friday 18th of January 2008, 6:35
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The bodies of six kidnap victims are found in a house in Mexico after a shootout between police and gunmen.
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Japan PM launches green policies

Friday 18th of January 2008, 7:05
related countries: Japan Japan

Yasuo Fukuda says he will designated 10 eco-cities as part of a bid to make Japan a low-carbon society.
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Rebel priest publishes life story

Friday 18th of January 2008, 7:51
related countries: Italy Italy, Zambia Zambia
related places: Rome

A Zambian archbishop thrown out of the Catholic Church for marrying returns to Rome to launch his autobiography.
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Nano car factory cases dismissed

Friday 18th of January 2008, 8:45
related countries: India India

An Indian court dismisses claims that land was acquired illegally for making the world's cheapest car, the Nano.
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Tennis: Nadal reaches round four

Friday 18th of January 2008, 9:19
related countries: France France, Aruba Aruba

Rafael Nadal comes through a testing first set before beating France's Gilles Simon at the Australian Open.
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Scores dead in Afghan cold snap

Friday 18th of January 2008, 9:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The number of people who have died in a cold snap in Afghanistan rises to 200, government officials say.
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Cricket: Australia's hopes dented

Friday 18th of January 2008, 10:13
related countries: India India, Australia Australia

Australia face a tall order to win a world-record 17th consecutive Test after ending day three against India on 65-2, chasing 413 for victory.
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Experts probe Heathrow air crash

Friday 18th of January 2008, 10:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Heathrow, London

An inquiry begins into the crash-landing at London's Heathrow airport, as the UK PM praises the pilot.
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Little progress on Thai militants

Friday 18th of January 2008, 10:34
related countries: Thailand Thailand

There has been little progress in the battle against Islamic insurgents in Thailand's south, officials admit.
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Pakistan child abuse 'growing'

Friday 18th of January 2008, 10:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Children in Pakistan are increasingly exposed to abuse, kidnapping and violence, a new report says.
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Doctors struggle to treat Somalis

Friday 18th of January 2008, 11:02
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Doctors in the Somalia capital work overnight to treat more than 100 civilians wounded in heavy shelling.
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Thai court clears Thaksin allies

Friday 18th of January 2008, 11:14
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A Thai court ruling clears the way for a party allied to ousted PM Thaksin Shinawatra to form a government.
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CIA boss names Bhutto 'killers'

Friday 18th of January 2008, 11:19
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Bhutto

The CIA accuses a Pakistani militant and al-Qaeda of organising Benazir Bhutto's killing.
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Chess legend Fischer dies at 64

Friday 18th of January 2008, 11:27
related countries: Iceland Iceland

Controversial former world chess legend Bobby Fischer has died aged 64, Icelandic media report.
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Zimbabwe bank to issue $10m bill

Friday 18th of January 2008, 11:36
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe issues new higher-denomination banknotes, including a $10m bill, to try to ease the country's cash crisis.
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Niger orders reporters' release

Friday 18th of January 2008, 11:41
related countries: France France

A judge orders the release of two French television journalists on bail after one month in custody.
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China trade to boom, says Brown

Friday 18th of January 2008, 11:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, China China

Gordon Brown says the UK's trade relationship with China is "crucial", as he arrives there for a three-day visit.
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Thirteen convicted for India riot

Friday 18th of January 2008, 12:50
related countries: India India

A court in India convicts 13 people in connection with anti-Muslim riots in the state of Gujarat in 2002.
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Tennis: Mauresmo crashes out

Friday 18th of January 2008, 13:00
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Former champion Amelie Mauresmo is knocked out of the Australian Open by home favourite Casey Dellacqua.
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Zambia declares floods 'disaster'

Friday 18th of January 2008, 13:05
related countries: Zambia Zambia

The Zambian government declares a national disaster to help deal with catastrophic floods.
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Russia says UK 'distorts facts'

Friday 18th of January 2008, 13:06
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Russian government has accused the UK of attempting to "distort facts" in the British Council row.
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Tennis: Roddick goes out after thriller

Friday 18th of January 2008, 13:23
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

American Andy Roddick loses to German Philipp Kohlschreiber in a five-set thriller.
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Chess legend Fischer dies at 64

Friday 18th of January 2008, 13:43
related countries: Iceland Iceland

Controversial former world chess legend Bobby Fischer, famous for a Cold War showdown, has died aged 64.
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S Korean in oil rally suicide bid

Friday 18th of January 2008, 13:53
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea

A fish-seller sets himself alight while protesting over the handling of South Korea' s worst-ever oil spill.
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UK memorial for Everest hero

Friday 18th of January 2008, 14:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary is to be honoured with a memorial service at Windsor Castle.
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E Timor 'risks upsurge in unrest'

Friday 18th of January 2008, 14:33
related countries: East Timor East Timor

East Timor could slide into renewed violence if it does not reform its security services, a think-tank says.
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'Many militants die' in Pakistan

Friday 18th of January 2008, 14:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani forces in South Waziristan say they have killed 90 militants in two separate battles close to the Afghan border.
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Markets shrug off recession woes

Friday 18th of January 2008, 15:05
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States
related places: Wall Street, Asia

Hopes that President Bush will propose measures to boost the US economy bolster most world markets.
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Tennis: Roddick out in thriller

Friday 18th of January 2008, 15:20
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Sixth seed Andy Roddick crashes out of the Australian Open to Philipp Kohlschreiber after a five-set thriller.
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UK set for 15% renewables target

Friday 18th of January 2008, 15:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The EU is expected to tell the UK that 15% of energy needs must be met from renewable sources by 2020.
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Ethiopia holds 'many Westerners'

Friday 18th of January 2008, 15:59
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, United States United States

US and European citizens of Ethiopian origin are being held in Ethiopia for alleged terrorist offences, an official says.
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Balkan boost for Russian gas plan

Friday 18th of January 2008, 16:44
related countries: Russia Russia, Bulgaria Bulgaria
related places: Moscow

Bulgaria backs a gas pipeline deal with Russia that is set to strengthen Moscow's grip on energy exports to Europe.
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Colombian volcano threatens

Friday 18th of January 2008, 17:17
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A volcano erupts in southern Colombia, prompting the evacuation of 8,000 residents of a nearby city.
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Israel closes crossings with Gaza

Friday 18th of January 2008, 17:20
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel temporarily shuts its crossings with the Gaza Strip, and the UN says it cannot deliver aid to the territory.
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Co-pilot controlled crash-landing

Friday 18th of January 2008, 17:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Heathrow

The captain of a British Airways jet that crash-landed at Heathrow reveals his co-pilot was at the controls.
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Bush calls for economy kick-start

Friday 18th of January 2008, 18:52
related countries: United States United States

President George W Bush calls on Congress to pass measures worth $145bn to shore up the US economy.
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Kenya protesters to mount boycott

Friday 18th of January 2008, 19:26
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's opposition vows to boycott government-linked firms as a final day of protests claims at least five lives.
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Al-Qaeda plotter gets life in US

Friday 18th of January 2008, 22:03
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

A Canadian al-Qaeda operative arrested in 2002 is sentenced to life in prison for plotting to bomb US embassies in South-East Asia.
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Dozens die in Iraq cult clashes

Friday 18th of January 2008, 22:09
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Dozens of people are killed in clashes between police and members of a Shia cult in southern Iraq, officials say.
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