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What happend on July 12th 2008

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Zimbabwe sanctions vetoed at UN

Saturday 12th of July 2008, 0:23
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

A resolution to impose sanctions on Zimbabwe's President Mugabe and some of his key allies is vetoed at the United Nations.
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Cuba lowers reform expectations

Saturday 12th of July 2008, 1:39
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The global food and energy crisis will delay the effects of economic reforms in Cuba, President Raul Castro warns.
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Uribe and Chavez hail 'new era'

Saturday 12th of July 2008, 6:48
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Chavez

The leaders of Venezuela and Colombia say they want to put aside their differences and improve co-operation.
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England looking for early wickets

Saturday 12th of July 2008, 7:35
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England will target South Africa's early order on day three of the first Test at Lord's.
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Pioneering US heart surgeon dies

Saturday 12th of July 2008, 7:47
related countries: United States United States

Dr Michael DeBakey, the heart surgeon who gained fame for his procedures developing bypass surgery, dies aged 99.
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Key US mortgage lender goes bust

Saturday 12th of July 2008, 7:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

One of the largest mortgage lenders in the US, the California-based IndyMac Bank, collapses amid a growing credit crisis.
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Pyongyang criticised over killing

Saturday 12th of July 2008, 8:31
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea
related places: Seoul

Seoul complains that North Korea is failing to co-operate with a probe into the shooting of a South Korean tourist.
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Live - England v South Africa

Saturday 12th of July 2008, 9:37
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

South Africa all out for 247 - 346 runs behind England - and are forced to follow-on on day three of the first Test.
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New Zealand 28-30 South Africa

Saturday 12th of July 2008, 9:52
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Dunedin

South Africa end the All Blacks' five-year unbeaten run at home with a 30-28 win in Dunedin in the Tri-Nations.
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Iran and Israel's war of words

Saturday 12th of July 2008, 11:06
related countries: Israel Israel, Iran Iran

Jonathan Marcus talks to ordinary Israelis about Iran and discovers that, historically, the two countries were actually allies.
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Northern life

Saturday 12th of July 2008, 11:22
related countries: Norway Norway, Svalbard Svalbard
related places: Longyearbyen

The Norwegian town where dying is forbidden
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Fury as Zimbabwe sanctions vetoed

Saturday 12th of July 2008, 11:38
related countries: United States United States, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom, China China

The US and UK condemn China and Russia for vetoing a UN resolution to impose sanctions on Zimbabwe's leaders.
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Bullet blockers

Saturday 12th of July 2008, 11:45
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Why sales of bulletproof cars are rocketing in Brazil
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Bush ex-spokesman Tony Snow dies

Saturday 12th of July 2008, 12:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Snow

Former White House press secretary Tony Snow, has died of cancer, US television station Fox News announces.
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Iran 'to target Israel, US bases'

Saturday 12th of July 2008, 13:38
related countries: Israel Israel, Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Gulf

Iran will target Israel and 32 US bases in the Gulf if the country is attacked, says an aide to Iran's supreme leader.
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N Korea agrees to nuclear checks

Saturday 12th of July 2008, 13:47
related countries: North Korea North Korea, China China

Negotiators from six-nation talks in China have agreed steps to verify North Korea's nuclear disarmament.
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Zimbabwe hails sanctions failure

Saturday 12th of July 2008, 14:45
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe welcomes the failure of a UN Security Council resolution to impose new sanctions on its leaders.
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Are Mexico's hitmen turning to the internet to find work?

Saturday 12th of July 2008, 15:06
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Police in Mexico are investigating online classified ads purporting to offer contract killings.
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Brazil's judges in corruption row

Saturday 12th of July 2008, 15:59
related countries: Brazil Brazil

A major row breaks out among Brazil's judges over a probe that sees a businessman arrested and freed twice in two days.
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Rebels blamed for Afghan attack

Saturday 12th of July 2008, 16:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Nato says militants launched an attack on the border with Pakistan which wounded Afghan and Pakistani troops.
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Cavendish claims second stage win

Saturday 12th of July 2008, 17:01
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Toulouse

Mark Cavendish becomes only the second British rider to win two stages of the Tour de France in the same year, with a searing sprint finish in Toulouse.
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German row over Obama speech plan

Saturday 12th of July 2008, 17:42
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

A leading German politician is the latest to reject a tentative plan by Barack Obama to speak at Berlin's historic Brandenburg Gate.
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England reign despite Prince ton

Saturday 12th of July 2008, 18:14
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

South Africa close at 13-0 in their follow-on, 333 behind England after three days of the first Test at Lord's.
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UK charges over students murder

Saturday 12th of July 2008, 19:24
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Police charge a 23-year-old man with the murders of two French students in south-east London.
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France rejects veiled Muslim wife

Saturday 12th of July 2008, 19:34
related countries: France France

A French court denies citizenship to a Muslim woman, saying her practice of "radical" Islam is incompatible with French values.
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Militants kill Pakistani soldiers

Saturday 12th of July 2008, 20:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least eight soldiers are killed by militants in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Football stars launch Goal4Africa

Saturday 12th of July 2008, 22:01
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Some of the biggest names in football join forces to raise money for Africa ahead of the 2010 World Cup.
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Panesar keen to turn up pressure

Saturday 12th of July 2008, 22:05
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Monty Panesar says there is still hard work ahead for England after they make South Africa follow-on in the first Test at Lord's.
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AU warning over Sudan 'charges'

Saturday 12th of July 2008, 22:51
related countries: Sudan Sudan

The African Union says any war-crimes charges brought against Sudanese leaders would endanger peace efforts in Darfur.
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Syria, Lebanon to open embassies

Saturday 12th of July 2008, 23:06
related countries: Syria Syria, France France
related places: Paris

Syria and Lebanon have agreed to open embassies in each other's capitals, French President Sarkozy says after talks in Paris.
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