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Deadly bus bomb in Colombo

Wednesday 2nd of January 2008, 5:47
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

A bomb in the Sri Lankan capital kills at least four and injures 20, police and military officials say.
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Sudan condemns diplomat attack

Wednesday 2nd of January 2008, 7:00
related countries: Sudan Sudan, United States United States
related places: Khartoum

Sudan condemns the fatal shooting of a US diplomat and his driver in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum.
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Cricket: Australia in recovery

Wednesday 2nd of January 2008, 7:04
related countries: India India, Australia Australia

Andrew Symonds' 137 not out takes Australia from 134-6 to 376-7 against India in the second Test.
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Thais mourn the king's sister

Wednesday 2nd of January 2008, 7:33
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Princess Galyani Vadhana, the elder sister of Thailand's much-loved monarch, dies of cancer at the age of 84.
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Malaysia MP quits over sex DVDs

Wednesday 2nd of January 2008, 8:39
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysian Health Minister Chua Soi Lek announces his resignation after admitting being featured in a sex video.
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Indian troops die in raid on camp

Wednesday 2nd of January 2008, 9:01
related countries: India India

Suspected militants attack a paramilitary camp in northern India, killing seven soldiers, officials say.
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Iranian arrest over Putin 'plot'

Wednesday 2nd of January 2008, 9:41
related countries: Iran Iran

Reports from Iran say a person has been arrested over rumours that there was a plot to kill Vladimir Putin.
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Deadly vodka kills 11 in Mongolia

Wednesday 2nd of January 2008, 10:16
related countries: Mongolia Mongolia

At least 11 people die in Mongolia after drinking vodka containing industrial alcohol.
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Canberra to review migrant test

Wednesday 2nd of January 2008, 10:44
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia is to review its citizenship test after figures showed about 10% of applicants were failing.
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Colombia tests 'hostage' boy DNA

Wednesday 2nd of January 2008, 10:44
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Relatives's DNA is tested amid reports a boy has turned up who is the son of Colombian hostage Clara Rojas.
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Swoop on Austria child porn rings

Wednesday 2nd of January 2008, 11:51
related countries: Austria Austria

More than 100 people have been questioned in Austria as part of an international inquiry into child sex abuse.
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Bomber strikes Iraq Sunni militia

Wednesday 2nd of January 2008, 11:57
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Ten people die in a bombing in the Iraqi city of Baquba, targeting a local Sunni militia opposed to al-Qaeda.
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Syria hits back in row with Paris

Wednesday 2nd of January 2008, 12:52
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria, France France
related places: Paris

Syria halts co-operation with France on the Lebanese crisis in an escalating row, Syria's foreign minister announces.
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Cameroon third term hint anger

Wednesday 2nd of January 2008, 13:40
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

Cameroon's president is criticised for suggesting the constitution might be changed to allow him a third term.
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Pakistan sets new election date

Wednesday 2nd of January 2008, 13:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Elections originally scheduled for 8 January in Pakistan will now take place on 18 February, polling officials say.
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Women 'assaulted by Mumbai mob'

Wednesday 2nd of January 2008, 13:56
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Police in the Indian city of Mumbai investigate the alleged assault of two young women on New Year's day.
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Map: Key primary states

Wednesday 2nd of January 2008, 14:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

Use our map to find out more about key primary contests across the US in the race for the White House.
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Hamas militants die in Gaza raid

Wednesday 2nd of January 2008, 14:24
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Six Palestinian militants have been killed in an Israeli helicopter attack on the Gaza Strip, hospital sources say.
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Spanish hostage freed in Somalia

Wednesday 2nd of January 2008, 15:05
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Kidnappers in Somalia's northern Puntland region free two aid workers from Medecins Sans Frontieres.
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Algerian suicide bomb kills four

Wednesday 2nd of January 2008, 15:20
related countries: Algeria Algeria
related places: Naciria

A suicide attack on an Algerian police station kills at least four people east of the capital, Algiers.
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Israel warning on Hebron killings

Wednesday 2nd of January 2008, 15:35
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel says it is watching to see whether Palestinians suspected of killing two settlers are prosecuted.
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Kenya diplomatic push for peace

Wednesday 2nd of January 2008, 16:06
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Both sides in Kenya's disputed poll accuse the other of violence amid diplomatic efforts to curb the crisis.
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Milan introduces traffic charge

Wednesday 2nd of January 2008, 16:30
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Milan

Italy's first traffic charge is launched in Milan in an attempt to reduce congestion and pollution levels.
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Satellite TV costs soar in Burma

Wednesday 2nd of January 2008, 17:15
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma imposes a huge rise in fees for satellite TV in a move which critics say restricts access to media.
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Sri Lanka ends truce with rebels

Wednesday 2nd of January 2008, 17:47
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan government formally withdraws from a ceasefire agreement with Tamil Tiger rebels.
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UK to assist Bhutto investigation

Wednesday 2nd of January 2008, 18:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Bhutto

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf says a British team will help investigate the death of Benazir Bhutto.
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Israeli anger over Gaza crossing

Wednesday 2nd of January 2008, 19:56
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Egypt allows hundreds of stranded Palestinians to travel back into the Gaza Strip, angering Israel.
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Criminal inquiry over CIA tapes

Wednesday 2nd of January 2008, 20:36
related countries: United States United States

The US justice department is to launch a criminal inquiry into the CIA's wiping of interrogation tapes.
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Oil price at record $100 a barrel

Wednesday 2nd of January 2008, 22:04
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Pakistan Pakistan

Oil hits $100 a barrel in New York as the weak dollar and violence in Nigeria, Algeria and Pakistan boost prices.
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Chile volcano forces evacuations

Wednesday 2nd of January 2008, 22:48
related countries: Chile Chile

A volcano erupts in southern Chile, leading to hundreds of residents and tourists being evacuated from the area.
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US to send team to Sudan

Wednesday 2nd of January 2008, 23:29
related countries: Sudan Sudan, United States United States

The US State Department says FBI agents will be sent to Sudan to investigate the murder of a diplomat.
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