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What happend on January 23rd 2008

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Anger as UN debates Gaza blockade

Wednesday 23rd of January 2008, 0:26
related countries: Israel Israel

The United Nations Security Council debates Israel's blockade of Gaza, with angry exchanges between envoys.
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King outlines economic tasks

Wednesday 23rd of January 2008, 1:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Bank of England chief Mervyn King warns that UK economy will suffer from slowing growth and inflation risks.
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Tennis: Ivanovic beats Venus

Wednesday 23rd of January 2008, 1:45
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Ana Ivanovic will play Daniela Hantuchova in the semi-finals of the Australian Open after a thrilling win over Venus Williams.
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Heath Ledger is found dead in US

Wednesday 23rd of January 2008, 2:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: Manhattan, New York

Actor Heath Ledger, Oscar-nominated for his role in Brokeback Mountain, is found dead in New York.
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Heath Ledger is found dead in US

Wednesday 23rd of January 2008, 2:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: Oscar, New York

Actor Heath Ledger, Oscar-nominated for his role in Brokeback Mountain, is found dead in New York.
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Padilla given long jail sentence

Wednesday 23rd of January 2008, 3:14
related countries: United States United States

US citizen Jose Padilla is sentenced to more than 17 years in jail on charges of conspiring to kill abroad.
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Morales defends Bolivian reforms

Wednesday 23rd of January 2008, 4:57
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Bolivian President Evo Morales defends his first two years in office, saying his reforms are irreversible
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China targets web pornography

Wednesday 23rd of January 2008, 5:42
related countries: China China

China closed 44,000 websites last year in a campaign against internet pornography, state media says.
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Live - Federer v Blake

Wednesday 23rd of January 2008, 8:24
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Reigning champion Roger Federer takes on James Blake for a place in the Australian Open semi-finals.
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Wife of ousted Thai PM on trial

Wednesday 23rd of January 2008, 8:25
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Ousted Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra's wife goes on trial in Bangkok on charges of corruption.
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Soros says US recession is likely

Wednesday 23rd of January 2008, 9:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Billionaire investor George Soros tells the BBC it will be very difficult to avoid recessions in the UK and US.
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Darfur banditry 'may cut rations'

Wednesday 23rd of January 2008, 10:02
related countries: Sudan Sudan

An upsurge in banditry in war-torn Darfur is threatening food supplies to the Sudanese region, the UN warns.
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Nigerian police rescue children

Wednesday 23rd of January 2008, 10:11
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Police and anti-trafficking authorities search for the families of over 100 children found packed in a minibus.
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Zimbabwe power supply cut

Wednesday 23rd of January 2008, 11:21
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, Zambia Zambia

Zambia says it will no longer share power with Zimbabwe, to safeguard its supply amid severe disruptions.
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Afghan 'blasphemy' sentence

Wednesday 23rd of January 2008, 11:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A journalist in Afghanistan is sentenced to death for distributing blasphemous material.
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Indian stocks recover after fall

Wednesday 23rd of January 2008, 11:45
related countries: India India

Indian shares recover some of their value after dramatic falls triggered by fears of a global economic slowdown.
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Iraq parliament approves new flag

Wednesday 23rd of January 2008, 12:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's parliament votes to change its flag and address Kurdish concerns over its symbolism.
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W Bengal bird flu 'is spreading'

Wednesday 23rd of January 2008, 13:00
related countries: India India

Bird flu spreads in the Indian state of West Bengal, as authorities battle to cull birds and control the outbreak.
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S Waziristan clashes 'continue'

Wednesday 23rd of January 2008, 13:36
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Taleban militants and security forces in Pakistan's South Waziristan region continue to clash, officials say.
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Tennis: Federer to face Djokovic

Wednesday 23rd of January 2008, 13:37
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Champion Roger Federer beats James Blake in straight sets to set up a semi-final with third seed Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open.
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Uganda's LRA confirms Otti death

Wednesday 23rd of January 2008, 13:40
related countries: Uganda Uganda, Sudan Sudan

The Ugandan rebel LRA group's deputy leader, Vincent Otti, is dead, south Sudan's deputy leader confirms.
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Stars pay tribute to Heath Ledger

Wednesday 23rd of January 2008, 15:37
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Hollywood stars, family and fans pay tribute to Australian actor Heath Ledger, who has been found dead aged 28.
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China in power shortage warning

Wednesday 23rd of January 2008, 15:40
related countries: China China

China says it faces serious power shortages as severe winter weather causes unusually high demand.
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Credit crunch worries Japan PM

Wednesday 23rd of January 2008, 15:47
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's PM Yasuo Fukuda tells the BBC how problems in the world's financial markets are worrying him.
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Gazans flood through Egypt border

Wednesday 23rd of January 2008, 16:14
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Thousands of Gazans surge into Egypt to buy essential supplies, after militants destroy parts of the border.
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Burma poet held for secret insult

Wednesday 23rd of January 2008, 16:36
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's authorities arrest a poet who published a poem with a coded message against the country's military leader.
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Egypt crackdown on Gaza protest

Wednesday 23rd of January 2008, 17:00
related countries: Israel Israel, Egypt Egypt

Egyptian police round up Muslim Brotherhood members accused of holding illegal protests against Israel.
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Eastern Congo peace deal signed

Wednesday 23rd of January 2008, 17:07
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Armed militias and DR Congo's government sign a peace pact aimed at ending years of conflict in the east.
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Embattled Italy PM backed by MPs

Wednesday 23rd of January 2008, 18:17
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian PM Romano Prodi wins a vote of confidence in parliament but his coalition looks set to fall in the Senate.
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Football: Traoui snatches point

Wednesday 23rd of January 2008, 18:55
related countries: Senegal Senegal, Tunisia Tunisia

Mejdi Traoui's stunning late goal secures Tunisia a point in their Group D game with Senegal.
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Violence curtails Kenyan memorial

Wednesday 23rd of January 2008, 18:56
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A memorial service in Kenya's capital is tear gassed after skirmishes between police and youths.
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Twelve killed in north Iraq blast

Wednesday 23rd of January 2008, 19:31
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Mosul

At least 12 people are killed and 132 wounded by an explosion in the Iraqi city of Mosul, police say.
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Deal to save Anne Frank tree

Wednesday 23rd of January 2008, 19:59
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch officials and conservationists reach a deal to save the tree that brought comfort to Anne Frank.
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Greece calls for new Turkey start

Wednesday 23rd of January 2008, 22:22
related countries: Greece Greece, Turkey Turkey

Greece's prime minister urges a new start with Turkey, on the first visit by a Greek leader in nearly 50 years.
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Egypt 'won't force Gazans back'

Wednesday 23rd of January 2008, 23:39
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt says it will not use force to return Palestinians who crossed from Gaza after the border was breached.
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Live - Australia v India

Wednesday 23rd of January 2008, 23:52
related countries: India India

Australia hold a 2-1 lead in the series as they face India in the fourth and final Test in Adelaide.
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