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What happend on January 22nd 2008

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Global shares tumble on US fears

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 0:09
related countries: United States United States

World stock indexes, including the UK's FTSE 100, post their biggest falls since 11 September 2001.
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S Arabia eases laws on women

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 0:31
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi authorities decide to end a ban on unaccompanied women staying in hotels.
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Prodi to speak on cabinet crisis

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 1:30
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy's Romano Prodi is to address MPs on Tuesday as the departure of an ally threatens his ruling coalition.
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Everest hero Hillary laid to rest

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 2:01
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Auckland

New Zealand bids a last goodbye to Mount Everest hero Sir Edmund Hillary at his state funeral in Auckland.
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Tennis: Jankovic beats Williams

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 3:41
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Jelena Jankovic beats defending champion Serena Williams to reach the Australian Open semi-finals.
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Tennis: Jankovic beats Williams

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 3:58
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Third seed Jelena Jankovic beats defending champion Serena Williams 6-3 6-4 to reach the Australian Open semi-finals.
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Severe snow hits central China

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 4:57
related countries: China China

Heavy snow leaves at least 16 people dead and causes transport chaos in central and eastern China.
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Militants attack Pakistani fort

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 5:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Militants attack a Pakistani security force fort in the troubled South Waziristan region, killing five soldiers.
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Clinton and Obama debate clash

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 5:49
related countries: United States United States

US Democratic presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama exchange insults in South Carolina.
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Market turmoil in focus for Davos

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 6:46
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

As world leaders gather for the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, economic turmoil is on top of their agenda.
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'Huge' gas field found off Brazil

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 7:08
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Rio de Janeiro

A massive natural gas field is found off Rio de Janeiro's coastline, Brazil's state-controlled oil company says.
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Tasmanian payout for Aborigines

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 7:19
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Aborigines who were taken from their homes as children will get reparation from the Australian state of Tasmania.
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Amnesty presses for Darfur action

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 8:17
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Amnesty International says Sudan must let peacekeepers deploy in Darfur to contain an upsurge in violence.
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MPs face long EU treaty battle

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 9:10
related countries: Portugal Portugal, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Parts of the Lisbon Treaty, signed by Gordon Brown, are the same as the abandoned EU Constitution, UK MPs say.
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Barroso trade threat on climate

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 9:30
related countries: United States United States

The European Commission president warns he may impose carbon tariffs if the US fails to back a climate deal.
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SA tourists trapped in cable car

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 9:54
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Tourists in South Africa are left hanging in mid-air near the top of Table Mountain after a power cut.
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Bangladesh teachers are sentenced

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 10:16
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Three Dhaka university professors accused of inciting violence in August are sentenced to three years in jail.
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Tennis: Sharapova beats Henin

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 10:24
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Maria Sharapova produces a magnificent display of clean hitting to knock world number one Justine Henin out in the Australian Open quarter-finals.
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Kite to pull ship across Atlantic

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 10:55
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Germany Germany

The world's first cargo ship partially powered by a giant kite is setting sail from Germany to Venezuela.
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US dismisses Kenya 'propaganda'

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 11:21
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United States United States

The US ambassador to Kenya strongly rejects claims the international community has stirred up election violence.
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Indian shares hit by global fall

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 11:37
related countries: India India, United States United States

Share prices fall sharply on India's main indices amid fears that a US recession could herald a global slowdown.
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West Bengal in bird flu appeal

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 12:23
related countries: India India

India's West Bengal state appeals for help to cull up to two million chickens in bird flu scare.
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I killed mayor - Japan 'gangster'

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 12:55
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Nagasaki

Alleged gangster Tetsuya Shiroo admits shooting Nagasaki's mayor last April - a killing that shocked Japan.
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Rwanda's mass circumcision drive

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 13:26
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Rwanda launches a male circumcision campaign, to cut the risk of HIV, starting with the army.
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France chided over gay adoption

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 13:27
related countries: France France

Europe's Court of Human Rights says France discriminated against a lesbian who wanted to adopt a child.
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Serbia agrees Russian gas deal

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 13:29
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro, Russia Russia

Serbia backs a major energy deal that further boosts Russian dominance of Europe's gas supply.
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Italy PM faces confidence votes

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 13:55
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian PM Romano Prodi will face votes of confidence in parliament after a key coalition ally resigned.
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Kuwaiti woman minister survives

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 14:16
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait

Kuwait's only female cabinet minister, Nouria Sbeih, survives a no-confidence vote in parliament.
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Israel eases restrictions on Gaza

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 14:25
related countries: Israel Israel

Lorries carrying fuel pass into Gaza as Israel eases its blockade following international pressure.
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China acts on work accidents

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 14:35
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Dozens are to be punished over workplace deaths in China, as claims persist 10 Olympic workers died.
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'Dozens die' in Pakistan fighting

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 15:43
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Dozens of Taleban fighters die in clashes with Pakistani forces, the military says - but militants dismiss the claim.
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Putin opponent to be investigated

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 16:52
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian prosecutors accuse opposition candidate Mikhail Kasyanov's campaign of forging signatures.
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Gunfire at Egypt's Gaza crossing

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 17:03
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian guards fire into the air to disperse Palestinians at the Gaza border as the UN meets to discuss the crisis.
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Tuareg rebels abduct mayor

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 17:45
related countries: Niger Niger

Tuareg rebels attack a town in Niger, killing or abducting several people in the biggest raid in recent months.
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Stocks rebound on Fed's rate cut

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 17:56
related countries: South Korea South Korea, Japan Japan

Global shares rebound as the US Federal Reserve slashes rates to boost growth and stave off a recession.
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Canada call over Afghan mission

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 18:00
related countries: Canada Canada, Afghanistan Afghanistan

An independent panel calls for Canada to keep troops in Afghanistan indefinitely - but under certain conditions.
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EU to keep Farc on 'terror list'

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 18:46
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Colombia Colombia

The EU insists it will not remove Colombia's Farc rebels from its "terror list", despite recent calls by Venezuela.
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Pakistan weapons 'in safe hands'

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 18:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

President Pervez Musharraf says there is a no chance of al-Qaeda gaining Pakistan's nuclear weapons.
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UN powers agree new Iran draft

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 18:53
related countries: Iran Iran, Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Leading UN powers agree on a draft resolution that would expand sanctions against Iran, Germany says.
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Live - Africa Cup of Nations

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 18:59
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Cameroon Cameroon, Zambia Zambia, Sudan Sudan

Sudan kick off their campaign against Zambia in Group C after Egypt shock Cameroon with a 4-2 win.
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Football: Egypt 4-2 Cameroon

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 19:00
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Two goals each from Mohamed Zidan and Hosni Abd Rabou give Egypt a fine start in their defence of the Africa Cup of Nations.
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Thompson quits White House race

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 21:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

Republican Fred Thompson withdraws from the US presidential race, after poor results in early ballots.
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DR Congo peace talks stall again

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 22:04
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Talks between the DR Congo government and armed groups to sign a peace deal stall for a second day.
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Fed slashes rates in shock move

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 22:11
related countries: United States United States

The Federal Reserve cuts interest rates to 3.5%, as it tries to avoid recession in the world's biggest economy.
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Bush supports anti-abortion rally

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 22:16
related countries: United States United States

President Bush restates his opposition to abortion on the 35th anniversary of its legalisation in the US.
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Kenya sued over police 'crimes'

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008, 22:27
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's opposition files a complaint with the ICC, accusing the government of crimes against humanity.
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