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What happend on January 31st 2008

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EU suspends Brazil beef imports

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 0:06
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Botswana Botswana

The EU halts all imports of Brazilian beef, saying its foot-and-mouth disease checks are "unacceptable".
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Mann loses extradition appeal

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 1:10
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's High Court rules that Simon Mann can be extradited to Equatorial Guinea to face coup charges.
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Rio police crisis before carnival

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 3:24
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Top police officers in Rio de Janeiro resign, only days before the Brazilian city's famous carnival.
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One killed in Kabul suicide blast

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 4:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

A suicide car bomb targeting an army vehicle in the Afghan capital, Kabul, kills one person, officials say.
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N Korea 'stands by nuclear deal'

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 5:35
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea has not changed its mind about ending its nuclear programme, leader Kim Jong-il reportedly says.
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Four militants killed in Kashmir

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 6:17
related countries: India India

Authorities in Indian administered Kashmir say security forces have killed four militants.
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US mayor pleads for forgiveness

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 6:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Detroit

Detroit's mayor issues a televised plea for forgiveness over explicit text messages he allegedly sent to a top aide.
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FBI chief in first Cambodia visit

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 7:25
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, United States United States

Robert Mueller becomes the first head of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to visit Cambodia.
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Cricket: India players warned

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 8:40
related countries: India India

Indian cricket officials tells their players to behave following the Harbhajan Singh controversy.
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India PM visits Arunachal Pradesh

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 9:06
related countries: India India

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visits the north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, a first for a prime minister in over a decade.
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SA police arrest 1,500 in church

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 9:07
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Johannesburg

South African police raid a Johannesburg church and arrest some 1,500 homeless people and Zimbabweans.
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Fans want to buy Liverpool

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 10:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Liverpool

Liverpool supporters launch an ambitious plan to buy the football club from its current American owners.
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Web disruption hits India

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 10:22
related countries: India India

The internet is disrupted in the Middle East, Egypt and India following damage to two undersea cables.
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Gaza militant killed near Rafah

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 10:30
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip
related places: Rafah

Israeli troops shoot dead an armed Palestinian in the southern Gaza Strip, near Israel's border fence.
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Canada PM issues Afghan ultimatum

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 10:34
related countries: Canada Canada, Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Canada tells the US that it will withdraw its troops from Afghanistan unless Nato deploys more troops there.
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Serbia poll rivals in TV battle

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 10:41
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Serbia's two presidential rivals clash in a TV debate, as pollsters say they are neck-and-neck.
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Peacekeepers 'deface ancient art'

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 10:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Western Sahara Western Sahara

Peacekeepers in Western Sahara have vandalised ancient rock paintings with graffiti, a UN official says.
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Brazil carjack killers sentenced

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 10:47
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Four young men in Brazil get maximum jail sentences after they dragged a six-year-old boy to his death behind a car they had stolen.
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Japan scare on China dumplings

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 11:12
related countries: Japan Japan, China China

A probe is under way after dozens of Japanese people report falling ill from eating Chinese-made dumplings.
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Trapped in a fracturing Kenya

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 11:17
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Eldoret

In town of Eldoret, Karen Allen meets people who have been caught up in the violence which is continuing to haunt the country.
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Greeks flock to mourn church head

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 12:05
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

Huge crowds attend the Athens funeral of Archbishop Christodoulos, head of the Greek Orthodox Church.
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Chad rebels 'seize central town'

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 12:19
related countries: Chad Chad

Rebels in Chad have seized a strategically important central town, a rebel spokesman says.
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Food warnings amid China freeze

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 13:53
related countries: China China

China struggles to cope with its worst snowfall in years, as officials warn of catastrophic damage to crops.
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West 'embraces flawed votes'

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 15:06
related countries: United States United States

The EU and the US are among those accepting flawed votes for political expediency, Human Rights Watch says.
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Japanese hunters resume whaling

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 15:14
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's Antarctic fleet resumes whaling after anti-hunt activists are forced away by running out of fuel.
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Afghan senate blasphemy retreat

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 15:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The senate of the Afghan parliament backs down over its support for the death sentence against a journalist.
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Blast kills top Afghan official

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 16:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The deputy governor of Afghanistan's Helmand province is killed in a bomb attack on a mosque.
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Israel war report 'deeply flawed'

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 16:36
related countries: Israel Israel

Amnesty criticises Israel's report on the 2006 Lebanon war for not tackling alleged war crimes by its troops.
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Afghanistan's future 'in peril'

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 17:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Nato is not winning in Afghanistan and the country faces a humanitarian catastrophe, new reports say.
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US-Russia economy talks planned

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 17:04
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Moscow

The US and Russia are to begin formal economic talks at ministerial level, the US embassy in Moscow says.
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Chad rebels 'heading for capital'

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 17:05
related countries: Chad Chad

Chadian troops are sent to intercept rebels who are advancing on the capital after seizing a key town.
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New plan for HIV marriage tests

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 17:17
related countries: India India

A committee in an Indian state provisionally approves compulsory HIV tests before marriage.
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Rwanda opens stock exchange

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 17:50
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Rwanda launches a stock exchange as the country tries to rebuild its economy after the 1994 genocide.
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Stop Kenya burning, says AU

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 18:09
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Addis Ababa

The AU chairman tells African leaders they cannot ignore the crisis triggered by disputed polls in Kenya.
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Tension as Kenya MP shot dead

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 18:18
related countries: Kenya Kenya

People flee the Kenyan town of Eldoret after an opposition MP is shot dead by a policeman.
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Schwarzenegger backs McCain bid

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 18:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: McCain, Republican

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger endorses John McCain as Republican candidate for US president.
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Football: Tunisia, Angola through

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 18:53
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia, Angola Angola

Angola make it through to the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals for the first time after a goalless draw with Tunisia.
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Nazi-era comparison prompts row

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 22:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British MEP prompts controversy after being accused of likening new powers with some given to Hitler in 1933.
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Secret files setback in Romania

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 22:32
related countries: Romania Romania

The agency probing the secret files from the Romanian communist era may be abolished after a court ruling.
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Noriega appeals 'not exhausted'

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 22:50
related countries: United States United States, France France, Panama Panama

Panama's ex-leader Manuel Noriega cannot be extradited to France until his US appeals are exhausted, a judge rules.
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US rivals to file campaign funds

Thursday 31st of January 2008, 23:54
related countries: United States United States

Would-be US presidential nominees are set to file fundraising figures, as spending balloons.
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