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What happend on January 29th 2008

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Key Madrid bombs suspect held

Tuesday 29th of January 2008, 0:22
related countries: Spain Spain, Morocco Morocco
related places: Madrid

A leading suspect in the 2004 train bombings in Madrid is arrested in Morocco, where he is expected to go on trial.
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US jails Colombian rebel leader

Tuesday 29th of January 2008, 3:51
related countries: Colombia Colombia, United States United States

A Colombian rebel leader is jailed for 60 years in the US over the kidnapping of three US intelligence operatives.
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Ex-mayor shot in Philippine court

Tuesday 29th of January 2008, 5:12
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Manila

A gunman shoots dead a former mayor at a court hearing in the Philippine capital, Manila.
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India cricketer ban appeal begins

Tuesday 29th of January 2008, 5:33
related countries: Australia Australia

Harbhajan Singh's appeal against a three-match ban for racially abusing Andrew Symonds begins in Australia.
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BJP reserves women posts

Tuesday 29th of January 2008, 6:31
related countries: India India

India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party says it will reserve a third of its party posts for women.
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Bush addresses economy fears

Tuesday 29th of January 2008, 7:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Union

President George W Bush uses his final State of the Union address to try to shore up US economic confidence.
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Peru death squad 'celebrated hit'

Tuesday 29th of January 2008, 8:02
related countries: Peru Peru
related places: Alberto Fujimori

The trial of Peru's ex-head Alberto Fujimori hears how a death squad celebrated hours after killing 15 people.
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Pakistan attack kills 'militants'

Tuesday 29th of January 2008, 8:11
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 12 suspected militants are killed in a missile attack in north-west Pakistan, local officials say.
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Cricket: 'Tired' Tait takes break

Tuesday 29th of January 2008, 8:37
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia fast bowler Shaun Tait is to take an indefinite break from the game, citing emotional and physical exhaustion.
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F1: Hamilton 'can surpass Schumi'

Tuesday 29th of January 2008, 8:52
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Motorsport boss Max Mosley predicts Britain's Lewis Hamilton can win multiple world titles.
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Tycoon denies Zimbabwe charges

Tuesday 29th of January 2008, 9:16
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Property mogul Nicholas van Hoogstraten denies violating Zimbabwean foreign currency exchange rules and pornography charges.
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Indian interest rates unchanged

Tuesday 29th of January 2008, 10:06
related countries: India India

India's central bank keeps interest rates on hold, saying inflation is still the main threat.
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Galapagos sea lions massacred

Tuesday 29th of January 2008, 10:34
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: Galapagos

Ecuador investigates the slaughter of 53 sea lions found in the Galapagos islands with their skulls crushed.
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Harbhajan cleared of racial abuse

Tuesday 29th of January 2008, 10:46
related countries: Australia Australia

Harbhajan Singh is cleared of racially abusing Australia's Andrew Symonds but fined for offensive behaviour.
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Mauritanian refugees return home

Tuesday 29th of January 2008, 11:03
related countries: Senegal Senegal, Mauritania Mauritania

The first of thousands of black Mauritanians in Senegal are going home after a deal agreed last year.
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French bank 'had trader warning'

Tuesday 29th of January 2008, 11:18
related countries: France France

Societe Generale was warned about alleged rogue trader Jerome Kerviel last year, a prosecutor says.
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Car bomb attack in Algerian town

Tuesday 29th of January 2008, 11:23
related countries: Algeria Algeria
related places: Thenia

At least two people are killed in a car bombing outside a police station in the Algerian town of Thenia, officials say.
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Bird flu cull hit by 'corruption'

Tuesday 29th of January 2008, 11:38
related countries: India India

Several bird flu culling teams stop work in the Indian state of West Bengal, complaining of official corruption.
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Iran jails Bahai 'propagandists'

Tuesday 29th of January 2008, 11:38
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran jails three Bahai followers for engaging in propaganda against the Islamic revolutionary system.
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Fiji lashed by powerful cyclone

Tuesday 29th of January 2008, 11:57
related countries: Fiji Fiji

At least six people are killed and many left without power as Cyclone Gene hits Fiji with winds of 140km/h (88mph).
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Asian shares rise on US cut hopes

Tuesday 29th of January 2008, 12:17
related countries: United States United States

European and Asian shares rise on growing expectations that the US Federal Reserve will cut interest rates.
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Italy's ex-PM urges snap election

Tuesday 29th of January 2008, 12:30
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi calls for early elections to end the country's political crisis.
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Burmese activists charged

Tuesday 29th of January 2008, 12:45
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's military rulers file criminal charges against 10 activists involved in last year's protests.
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Gruesome find in Iraqi province

Tuesday 29th of January 2008, 14:15
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Nine bodies and 10 severed heads are discovered in Diyala province north-east of Baghdad, Iraqi police say.
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MP's killing sparks Kenyan unrest

Tuesday 29th of January 2008, 14:32
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

Fresh violence breaks out on the streets of Kenya's capital and other towns after an opposition MP's murder.
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Somali insurgents in deadly fight

Tuesday 29th of January 2008, 14:51
related countries: Somalia Somalia

At least 10 people are killed in clashes between insurgents and government forces in a suburb of the Somali capital.
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'Neighbour rage' case grips Italy

Tuesday 29th of January 2008, 16:00
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Milan

Italians are gripped by the Milan trial of a middle-aged couple accused of killing four neighbours.
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Transport chaos in snow-hit China

Tuesday 29th of January 2008, 16:09
related countries: China China

The heaviest snow in years causes travel chaos in China, with millions unable to go home for the holidays.
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Children die in S Lanka bus blast

Tuesday 29th of January 2008, 17:03
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Eleven children were among 18 people killed in a bomb attack on a bus in Sri Lanka, the Catholic church says.
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Tuesday 29th of January 2008, 17:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Millionaire Stuart Wheeler launches a court bid to force a referendum to be held on the EU reform treaty.
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Syria arrests leading dissident

Tuesday 29th of January 2008, 17:41
related countries: Syria Syria

A former MP and democracy campaigner Riad Seif is arrested in Syria, local human rights groups say.
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Paris to 'block any Societe bids'

Tuesday 29th of January 2008, 17:52
related countries: France France

France's prime minister says his government will defend Societe Generale against any hostile takeover bids.
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Football: Nigeria fend off Benin

Tuesday 29th of January 2008, 19:02
related countries: Ghana Ghana, Benin Benin

Nigeria save themselves from elimination with a crucial 2-0 win over Benin to set up a enticing tie with Ghana.
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Annan leads Kenyan crisis talks

Tuesday 29th of January 2008, 20:07
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The former UN chief opens new talks between Kenya's government and opposition, to try to end mounting violence.
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EU leaders call for transparency

Tuesday 29th of January 2008, 21:23
related countries: Italy Italy, France France, Germany Germany
related places: Eu

The leaders of Europe's biggest economies call on financial institutions to be more open.
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Venezuelan hostage gang captured

Tuesday 29th of January 2008, 22:38
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

An armed gang who fled with hostages after freeing 30 people held at a bank in Venezuela are captured.
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US economy plan passes first test

Tuesday 29th of January 2008, 23:01
related countries: United States United States

The US House of Representatives approves a major financial package designed to stimulate the US economy.
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