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What happend on January 25th 2008

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Backpacker's body returning home

Friday 25th of January 2008, 0:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, New Zealand New Zealand

The body of Scottish tourist Karen Aim, murdered in New Zealand, is being flown home to her family next week.
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Agreement on UN Iran sanctions

Friday 25th of January 2008, 0:52
related countries: Iran Iran

A travel ban for nuclear scientists is among sanctions in a draft UN resolution on Iran, diplomats say
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Arms control role for Wolfowitz

Friday 25th of January 2008, 3:32
related countries: United States United States

Ex-World Bank Chief Paul Wolfowitz is to head of an influential panel advising the US government on arms control.
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Sri Lanka in jungle deaths probe

Friday 25th of January 2008, 4:50
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A police investigation begins in Sri Lanka after 16 bodies are found at a jungle location in government-held territory.
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'Top militant killed' in Kashmir

Friday 25th of January 2008, 7:07
related countries: India India

Police in Indian-ruled Kashmir say a leading Islamic militant behind a string of attacks has been killed.
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No new charges on UK Iraq death

Friday 25th of January 2008, 7:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

No further criminal charges are likely over the death of Iraqi prisoner Baha Mousa, the UK is to announce.
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China divorce rate soars

Friday 25th of January 2008, 7:56
related countries: China China

About 1.4m couples divorced in China last year - a 20% increase on the figures from 2006, officials say.
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Pakistan tests ballistic missile

Friday 25th of January 2008, 8:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan says it has successfully fired a medium-range missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
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Cricket: India post huge total

Friday 25th of January 2008, 8:46
related countries: India India, Australia Australia
related places: Adelaide

Australia reach 62-0, 464 runs behind India, after two days of the final Test in Adelaide.
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Workers die in China rail tragedy

Friday 25th of January 2008, 9:37
related countries: China China

A high-speed passenger train hits a group of rail workers in eastern China, killing 18 of them, officials say.
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Iraq moves against Mosul al-Qaeda

Friday 25th of January 2008, 10:01
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Mosul

Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki announces the start of a major offensive against al-Qaeda militants in Mosul.
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Deals begin Sarkozy's India visit

Friday 25th of January 2008, 10:05
related countries: India India, France France

French President Nicolas Sarkozy visits India, amid intense media interest in his girlfriend Carla Bruni.
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SA gold mines shut by power cuts

Friday 25th of January 2008, 10:18
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's biggest gold and platinum mining firms suspend production because of recent power cuts.
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Estonia fines man for 'cyber war'

Friday 25th of January 2008, 10:31
related countries: Russia Russia, Estonia Estonia

An ethnic Russian is the first person to be convicted for taking part in cyber attacks against Estonia.
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Huge rally against Ecuador reform

Friday 25th of January 2008, 10:48
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

Thousands of protesters march in Ecuador's largest city against plans to rewrite the constitution.
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Pilot guilty of activist murder

Friday 25th of January 2008, 10:54
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

An ex-pilot is jailed for 20 years for the murder of Indonesian human rights activist Munir Thalib in 2004.
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'Death threats' over Taylor trial

Friday 25th of January 2008, 11:01
related countries: Liberia Liberia

The family of a witness in the trial of Liberia's ex-President Charles Taylor say they have received death threats.
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Tennis: Djokovic topples Federer

Friday 25th of January 2008, 11:17
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Novak Djokovic beats world number one Roger Federer in straight sets to reach the Australian Open final.
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Zambia writer to continue satire

Friday 25th of January 2008, 13:28
related countries: Zambia Zambia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British writer Roy Clark says he will continue criticising Zambia's leaders, after winning a court case against deportation.
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UK rejects Karzai troops criticism

Friday 25th of January 2008, 15:18
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK hits back at claims by Afghan President Hamid Karzai that UK troops are making the country's situation worse.
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Renegade Tamil rebel jailed in UK

Friday 25th of January 2008, 16:07
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United Kingdom United Kingdom

An ex-leader of Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels, Col Karuna, is jailed for nine months in the UK for identity fraud.
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Curfew after Kenya town clashes

Friday 25th of January 2008, 16:16
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The Kenyan police impose a curfew after at least 10 people are killed in clashes in the central town of Nakuru.
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Ledger remembered as 'old soul'

Friday 25th of January 2008, 16:37
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Heath Ledger's family remember the star as an 'old soul' in a death notice printed in an Australian newspaper.
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Beirut bomb kills top policeman

Friday 25th of January 2008, 16:44
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

A senior Lebanese police intelligence officer and three others die in a powerful car bomb in east Beirut.
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Moussaoui tip 'earns $5m reward'

Friday 25th of January 2008, 17:25
related countries: United States United States

A US flight instructor gets $5m for telling the FBI about 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui, reports say.
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Gazans make new border wall hole

Friday 25th of January 2008, 17:45
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip, United States United States

Palestinians continue to pour into Egypt from Gaza, as militants thwart Egyptian attempts to close the border.
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Talks to end Italian crisis begin

Friday 25th of January 2008, 18:31
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano begins talks with political leaders after PM Romano Prodi's resignation.
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Musharraf issues warning to West

Friday 25th of January 2008, 18:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

President Pervez Musharraf says Pakistan's success in fighting terror is critical and failure could affect the West.
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Major fire grips Las Vegas hotel

Friday 25th of January 2008, 19:41
related countries: United States United States
related places: Las Vegas

A major fire breaks out on the roof and top floor of a hotel and casino complex in the US city of Las Vegas.
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Worldwide share jitters continue

Friday 25th of January 2008, 21:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Asia, Stocks

Global stocks end down on Friday, as concerns return about the state of the worldwide financial sector.
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Nigeria 0-0 Mali

Friday 25th of January 2008, 22:01
related countries: Mali Mali

Nigeria's Africa Cup of Nations' fate is now in the hands of their Group B rivals after they draw 0-0 with Mali.
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Guests flee Las Vegas hotel fire

Friday 25th of January 2008, 22:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Las Vegas

A fire breaks out at a hotel and casino complex in the US city of Las Vegas, causing guests and gamblers to flee.
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Police search rogue trader's flat

Friday 25th of January 2008, 23:02
related countries: France France

French police search the flat of Jerome Kerviel, the man said to be the rogue trader who lost 4.9bn euros.
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