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Bio-rich Costa Rica's new marvels

Friday 4th of January 2008, 0:10
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica

Three new species of salamander are discovered in a remote forest reserve in Central America.
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Rice meets Libya's top diplomat

Friday 4th of January 2008, 0:49
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States

The US secretary of state holds talks with Libya's foreign minister - the first such formal meeting in 36 years.
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Iowa starts 2008 US election race

Friday 4th of January 2008, 1:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Iowa

The US presidential contest starts in Iowa, with Republican and Democratic races too close to call.
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China lists new anti-graft rules

Friday 4th of January 2008, 5:17
related countries: China China

China sets out "10 taboos" for public officials to prevent corruption ahead of a provincial reshuffle.
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Chavez in major cabinet reshuffle

Friday 4th of January 2008, 6:34
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez reshuffles his cabinet, following a poll defeat of his reform proposals.
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Men arrested after Mumbai attack

Friday 4th of January 2008, 6:50
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Indian police arrest 14 people in Mumbai in connection with an alleged assault on two women on New Year's Day.
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Japanese PM rules out reshuffle

Friday 4th of January 2008, 7:15
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's Yasuo Fukuda rules out a reshuffle but admits his first months in office have not gone smoothly.
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Japan stocks plummet

Friday 4th of January 2008, 7:19
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's Nikkei stock index tumbles 4% to its lowest level in 17 months on worries over the strong yen and high oil prices.
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Cricket: Test recall for Strauss?

Friday 4th of January 2008, 7:38
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Andrew Strauss is likely to be recalled to England's Test squad on Friday for the summer tour of New Zealand.
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Boy dies in India school shooting

Friday 4th of January 2008, 7:39
related countries: India India

A schoolboy is shot dead by a fellow student at a school in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, police say.
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Italian trawler seized by Croatia

Friday 4th of January 2008, 8:12
related countries: Italy Italy, Croatia Croatia

The Croatian navy begins enforcing a controversial protected fishing zone in the Adriatic Sea.
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Cricket: Tendulkar pegs back Aus

Friday 4th of January 2008, 8:48
related countries: India India

Sachin Tendulkar hits an unbeaten century as India take the lead in the second Test in Sydney.
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N Korea defiant on nuclear issue

Friday 4th of January 2008, 9:27
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea pledges to boost its "war deterrent", days after missing a deadline for declaring its nuclear activities.
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UK detectives arrive in Pakistan

Friday 4th of January 2008, 9:30
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British investigators are in Pakistan to assist in the inquiry into the assassination of former PM Benazir Bhutto.
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Mali cocaine haul after firefight

Friday 4th of January 2008, 9:49
related countries: Mali Mali

Officials in Mali say they have seized 750kg of cocaine valued at $45m, after a two-hour gun battle.
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Palestinians killed in Gaza raid

Friday 4th of January 2008, 10:18
related countries: Israel Israel

Two Palestinian militants are killed in an Israeli raid in Gaza, bringing the total killed in the last 24 hours to 11.
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Iowa wins for Huckabee and Obama

Friday 4th of January 2008, 10:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Iowa, Republican

Republican Mike Huckabee wins in Iowa's caucuses, with Barack Obama victorious in the Democratic race.
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Sri Lanka 'needs UN monitors'

Friday 4th of January 2008, 10:28
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United States United States

US-based Human Rights Watch says the UN should send observers to monitor the fighting in Sri Lanka.
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Turkey to have wide smoking ban

Friday 4th of January 2008, 10:30
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish MPs back a blanket ban on smoking in enclosed public places - but it may prove tough to enforce.
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Hezbollah sets resolution terms

Friday 4th of January 2008, 10:51
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Hezbollah in Lebanon says it will not allow a president to be elected unless it gets a third of the cabinet seats.
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Safety concerns end Dakar Rally

Friday 4th of January 2008, 11:22
related countries: Senegal Senegal, France France, Mauritania Mauritania

The 2008 Dakar Rally is cancelled following the murder of four French tourists in Mauritania.
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Kenyan police block fresh rally

Friday 4th of January 2008, 11:42
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

Kenyan police deploy to prevent an opposition rally, though enthusiasm for the protests seems to be waning.
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Deadly floods hit southern Africa

Friday 4th of January 2008, 11:49
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, Mozambique Mozambique

Thousands are affected by flooding in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mozambique, with at least 21 people dead.
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Burma marks Independence Day

Friday 4th of January 2008, 12:15
related countries: Burma Burma, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Burma's leader calls for national unity, as the country marks 60 years since the end of British colonial rule.
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Thaksin ally victory 'undermined'

Friday 4th of January 2008, 13:06
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand's PPP party leader claims that a "dirty hand" is working to prevent his party taking power.
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Georgia poll manipulation feared

Friday 4th of January 2008, 13:41
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgia's main opposition leader says the authorities are preparing to rig Saturday's presidential election.
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Three killed in Spanish avalanche

Friday 4th of January 2008, 14:20
related countries: Spain Spain

Three skiers die after being buried in an avalanche at a resort in northern Spain.
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Four held over Turkish car blast

Friday 4th of January 2008, 14:47
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Diyarbakir

Turkish police hold four suspects over a deadly car bombing in the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir.
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Kenya opposition wants new polls

Friday 4th of January 2008, 14:58
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The Kenyan opposition calls for new presidential polls, as police move to block another opposition protest.
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EU warns Croatia in fishing row

Friday 4th of January 2008, 15:32
related countries: Croatia Croatia

The EU presidency says a row over fishing rights could delay Croatia's membership talks.
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Fayyad condemns Nablus raid

Friday 4th of January 2008, 15:44
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Palestinian PM Salam Fayyad criticises Israel for a large military incursion in the centre of Nablus in the West Bank.
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Indian crocodile deaths mount

Friday 4th of January 2008, 15:48
related countries: India India

The number of endangered crocodiles that have died this month in the central Indian State of Madhya Pradesh has risen to 67, officials say.
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Somali interim leader collapses

Friday 4th of January 2008, 16:37
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Somalia Somalia

Somalia's interim President Abdullahi Yusuf collapses and the new PM appoints a cabinet in his absence.
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US contenders eye next key state

Friday 4th of January 2008, 18:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: New Hampshire, Iowa

US presidential hopefuls head to New Hampshire a day after the Iowa result throws the nominating races wide open.
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Russians saved after three months

Friday 4th of January 2008, 18:50
related countries: Russia Russia

Eleven fishermen are rescued three months after being shipwrecked in the Russian Far East.
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Swedish defence secrets blunder

Friday 4th of January 2008, 19:35
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Sweden's military reports a security breach as an employee leaves a memory stick with secrets on a public computer.
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US shares slump on work worries

Friday 4th of January 2008, 21:56
related countries: United States United States

US shares fall sharply as the jobless rate rises to a two-year high, raising fears about a possible recession.
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Kenya humanitarian crisis grows

Friday 4th of January 2008, 23:00
related countries: Kenya Kenya

At least 180,000 people have been displaced by unrest after last week's disputed Kenyan election, say UN officials.
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Afghanistan appeals for food aid

Friday 4th of January 2008, 23:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghanistan appeals to the international community for extra supplies of wheat to tackle dire food shortages.
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