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What happend on January 20th 2008

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Clinton wins tight Nevada caucus

Sunday 20th of January 2008, 0:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Nevada

Hillary Clinton wins the Nevada primary, projections show, as Republicans focus on South Carolina.
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Jesuits select new 'black pope'

Sunday 20th of January 2008, 2:15
related countries: Spain Spain

Jesuits choose a Spanish theologian with extensive experience in Asia to be their new leader.
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Tennis: Nalbandian thrashed

Sunday 20th of January 2008, 8:06
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Nikolay Davydenko and David Nalbandian suffer heavy defeats on day seven of the Australian Open.
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Key wins for Clinton and McCain

Sunday 20th of January 2008, 9:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Nevada

The US presidential race sees important wins for John McCain in South Carolina and Hillary Clinton in Nevada.
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Suspect 'confesses' Bhutto plot

Sunday 20th of January 2008, 10:06
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Bhutto

Pakistan police say a 15-year-old confessed to being trained to kill Benazir Bhutto, but investigators are cautious.
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US drugs official accuses Chavez

Sunday 20th of January 2008, 12:14
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, United States United States
related places: Chavez

A US anti-drugs official says Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is a "major facilitator" in the cocaine trade.
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Tibet railway firm seeks listing

Sunday 20th of January 2008, 13:38
related countries: China China

The firm that built the rail link between China and Tibet plans to list shares, Chinese state media reports.
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February date for Lebanese vote

Sunday 20th of January 2008, 15:02
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The speaker of the Lebanese parliament postpones for the 13th time the election of a new president.
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Zimbabwe cities hit by power cuts

Sunday 20th of January 2008, 15:40
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Large parts of Zimbabwe, including the capital Harare, are hit by a major power failure, local reports say.
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Georgia leader starts second term

Sunday 20th of January 2008, 16:17
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Mikhail Saakashvili is sworn in for a second term as Georgia's president, in the face of opposition protests.
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Live - Africa Cup of Nations

Sunday 20th of January 2008, 16:28
related countries: Guinea Guinea

Hosts Ghana take on Guinea in the opening match of the Africa Cup of Nations 2008.
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Ancient Antarctic eruption noted

Sunday 20th of January 2008, 18:06
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica

Scientists say they have found evidence of a volcanic eruption in Antarctica 2,000 years ago.
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US election focus turns to south

Sunday 20th of January 2008, 18:08
related countries: United States United States

The US election race shifts focus to two southern states, after important wins for Hillary Clinton and John McCain.
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Football: Ghana snatch victory

Sunday 20th of January 2008, 18:59
related countries: Ghana Ghana, Guinea Guinea

Sulley Muntari's last-gasp wonder goal gives hosts Ghana a 2-1 win in their opening Africa Cup of Nations game against Guinea.
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Brown announces India aid package

Sunday 20th of January 2008, 19:00
related countries: India India

Gordon Brown announces a new package of development aid for India, worth £825m over the next three years.
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Gaza City plunged into darkness

Sunday 20th of January 2008, 20:53
related countries: Israel Israel

Gaza's only power plant shuts down, saying it has run out of fuel because of increased Israeli restrictions.
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French WWI veteran dies at 110

Sunday 20th of January 2008, 22:34
related countries: France France

One of the last two surviving French World War I veterans, Louis de Cazenave, dies in his sleep at the age of 110.
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