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What happend on January 5th 2008

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Fed ups credit auction offering

Saturday 5th of January 2008, 0:44
related countries: United States United States

The US Federal Reserve increases the amount of money available as it seeks to ease the credit crunch.
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US worker survives 47-storey fall

Saturday 5th of January 2008, 1:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

A New York window cleaner who survived a 500ft (150m) fall is making a "miracle recovery", doctors say.
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Plane crashes off Venezuela coast

Saturday 5th of January 2008, 5:04
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

A plane with at least 14 people, including foreigners, crashes off Venezuela's coast, officials say.
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Court shuts top Amsterdam brothel

Saturday 5th of January 2008, 6:43
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Amsterdam

A Dutch judge orders the closure of a leading Amsterdam brothel, over links to the Hells Angels.
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Cricket: Aussie Test in balance

Saturday 5th of January 2008, 7:39
related countries: India India, Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

Matthew Hayden and Michael Hussey guide Australia to a 213-run lead over India after four days in Sydney.
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Farc admit 'hostage boy' not held

Saturday 5th of January 2008, 7:40
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia's Farc rebels admit a boy whose release was promised last weekend was not in fact in their custody.
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US envoy begins Kenyan meetings

Saturday 5th of January 2008, 8:59
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United States United States
related places: Nairobi

A US envoy opens talks in Nairobi to try to end a political crisis after last week's disputed Kenyan election.
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Iraqi PM home after health tests

Saturday 5th of January 2008, 9:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki returns home after medical checks in Britain saying he is in good health.
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Iraqi soldier 'killed US troops'

Saturday 5th of January 2008, 11:36
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A militant "infiltrator" in the Iraqi army deliberately shot dead two US soldiers during a joint patrol, officials say.
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Ethnic tensions dividing Kenya

Saturday 5th of January 2008, 12:20
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

Adam Mynott in Nairobi reflects on what needs to be done to restore stability to Kenya.
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China's farms struggle to meet growing demand

Saturday 5th of January 2008, 12:35
related countries: China China

Quentin Sommerville meets the farmers who are trying to satisfy the growing Chinese appetite for new foods.
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Libyans abducted in Somalia

Saturday 5th of January 2008, 16:11
related countries: Somalia Somalia, Libya Libya
related places: Mogadishu

Two Libyan diplomats are freed in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, after being briefly abducted by gunmen.
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Cricket: S Africa level series

Saturday 5th of January 2008, 16:17
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Durban

South Africa beat West Indies by seven wickets in the second Test to take the series to a decider in Durban.
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S Lanka clashes 'kill 26 rebels'

Saturday 5th of January 2008, 16:35
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan military claims it has killed 26 separatist rebels in four different clashes.
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Suharto's health state 'critical'

Saturday 5th of January 2008, 21:36
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Jakarta

Indonesian former leader Suharto's health is "critical", doctors treating him in Jakarta tell the country's president.
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Tennis: Murray wins Qatar Open

Saturday 5th of January 2008, 21:39
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, Qatar Qatar

Andy Murray claims the fourth title of his career with an absorbing 6-4 4-6 6-2 win over Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka in the Qatar Open final.
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Georgia leader 'confident of win'

Saturday 5th of January 2008, 22:07
related countries: Georgia Georgia

President Saakashvili says he is confident of victory in Georgia's election, as exit polls give him a strong lead.
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Kibaki offer on unity government

Saturday 5th of January 2008, 23:41
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's President Kibaki says he is ready to form a unity government, but the opposition responds warily.
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