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What happend on July 15th 2008

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SS doctor 'still alive in Chile'

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 2:06
related countries: Chile Chile, United States United States

Former Nazi doctor Aribert Heim is still likely to be alive in Chile, says Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff at the end of a Latin American visit.
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US candidates make Latino appeals

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 2:18
related countries: United States United States

US presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and John McCain address a conference organised by La Raza, a Hispanic rights organisation.
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'I was conned'

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 4:05
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Young Nigerian fooled by hopes of English football trial
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IAEA sets date for India proposal

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 4:34
related countries: India India

The world nuclear watchdog will meet on 1 August to consider India's plan for safeguarding its civilian nuclear facilities.
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Sydney overturns Pope protest law

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 5:03
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

A court in Sydney strikes down a law that made it illegal to annoy pilgrims gathered in Australia for a Roman Catholic youth festival.
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Japan keeps interest rate on hold

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 6:35
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan holds interest rates at 0.5% amid concerns about inflation and signs of an economic slowdown.
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Indonesia regrets E Timor wrongs

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 8:34
related countries: East Timor East Timor, Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia's president expresses "remorse" for violence in East Timor during its vote for independence in 1999.
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Indian state 'backing vigilantes'

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 8:35
related countries: India India, United States United States

A US-based rights group urges India to take action against state-backed vigilantes active in the central state of Chhattisgarh.
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Guatemala prosecutor 'killed'

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 8:39
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala, El Salvador El Salvador

A prosecutor investigating the murders of three Salvadorean politicians in Guatemala last year is shot dead, police say.
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Envoy Blair cancels visit to Gaza

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 8:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The international Middle East envoy, former British PM Tony Blair, cancels a planned visit to the Gaza Strip.
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Beauty spot

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 8:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Can first Afghan national park spark tourist revival?
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Belgian PM offers his resignation

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 9:03
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Belgium's king considers whether to accept a resignation offer from the PM, that throws the country into a fresh political crisis.
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Japan fishermen strike over fuel

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 9:23
related countries: Japan Japan

Fishermen across Japan mount a rare one-day strike to protest against rising fuel costs.
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Muluzi in Malawi re-election bid

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 9:30
related countries: Malawi Malawi

Malawi's former President Bakili Muluzi begins a court battle to get permission to stand for re-election next year.
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Germany jails Iraqi PM plotters

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 9:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Germany Germany

A German court convicts three Iraqi men of plotting to kill ex-Iraqi PM Iyad Allawi during a 2004 visit to Germany.
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Pakistan's Asif to seek 'B' test

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 9:56
related countries: India India

Pakistan bowler Mohammad Asif asks for a 'B' sample test after testing positive for a banned substance during an Indian Premier League (IPL) game.
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Harrington suffers injury scare

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 10:13
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ireland's Padraig Harrington is suffering from a wrist injury which could prevent him from defending his Open title this week.
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Chelsea monitoring Real's Robinho

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 10:14
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Spain Spain
related places: Real

Chelsea are interested in Real Madrid's Brazil striker Robinho but will not match a reported £48m asking price.
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Turkish operation 'kills 22 PKK'

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 10:17
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The Turkish military says it has killed 22 Kurdish guerrillas over the last five days in an operation in south-east Turkey.
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Koala bearing up after nightmare car journey

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 10:28
related countries: Australia Australia

A koala survives being hit by a car and dragged for miles with its head stuck in the vehicle's grill, officials in Australia say.
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Nigerian football conmen exposed

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 10:30
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

An undercover BBC investigation exposes how African footballers are being conned by Nigerian fraudsters.
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Worker killed in Burma bus blast

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 10:31
related countries: Burma Burma

One man is killed and another injured in an explosion on a bus in Burma, state media report.
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Italy officials convicted over G8

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 10:32
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Genoa

An Italian court finds 15 officials guilty of mistreating protesters following violent demonstrations at the 2001 G8 meeting in Genoa.
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Olympic Map

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 10:42
related countries: China China

Explore Beijing's key venues
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Sudan angered by genocide claims

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 10:58
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Sudan's government responds angrily after violence and genocide allegations are made against the nation's leader.
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Iran: Talks with US possible soon

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 11:10
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Iran's president says talks with the US are possible soon, the country's official news agency reports.
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David v Goliath

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 11:17
related countries: United States United States

The no-hopers taking on the US election giants
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Relief in Olympic sailing venue as battle against algae won

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 11:55
related countries: China China
related places: Qingdao

Chinese officials use nets and a boom to clear thick algae from the Olympic sailing venue in Qingdao.
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Nigerian football conmen exposed

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 12:15
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

An undercover BBC probe exposes how African footballers are being conned by Nigerian fraudsters.
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China rejects BBC Darfur claims

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 12:57
related countries: Sudan Sudan, China China

China rejects a BBC Panorama programme report that it is violating a UN arms embargo by helping Sudan in its conflict.
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Pakistan scientist court action

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 12:58
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan government lawyers say restrictions on nuclear scientist AQ Khan should be maintained for national security.
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Israel backs Hezbollah swap deal

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 12:59
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

Israel's cabinet gives its final approval for a prisoner exchange with Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.
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Belgium quandary

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 13:36
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Choices facing Belgium after PM offers to quit
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US concerns prompt market falls

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 13:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: London

Global shares fall sharply with London's FTSE 100 index seeing about £35bn wiped off its value in one day.
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Temple tussle

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 14:16
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, Thailand Thailand

Politics driving row over Cambodian-Thai border temple
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Sudan 'will block genocide case'

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 14:31
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Sudan vows to block the work of an international criminal court that has accused its president of genocide in Darfur.
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Defiant mood

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 14:45
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Sudan unimpressed as leader faces genocide 'charges'
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Taleban set up 'Pakistan courts'

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 15:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Mohmand

Taleban militants in Pakistan's Mohmand tribal area say they have set up permanent Islamic courts.
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Thai troops 'cross into Cambodia'

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 15:28
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, Thailand Thailand

Thailand denies claims that its troops violated Cambodian territory in a disputed border area near an ancient Hindu temple.
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Bombers kill Iraq army recruits

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 15:40
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

At least 35 people die in a twin suicide bombing at an army recruitment centre north of Baghdad, Iraqi officials say.
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China gets ivory imports go-ahead

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 16:14
related countries: China China

The UN has given China the green light to bid in a one-off sale of a 108 tonnes stockpile of African elephant ivory.
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Bush's legacy

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 16:15
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The war in Iraq has led to shift in region's balance
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Pereiro doubting Evans challenge

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 16:40
related countries: France France, Aruba Aruba, Spain Spain
related places: Evans

2006 Tour winner Oscar Pereiro doubts Australian Cadel Evans can keep his overall lead in the Tour de France because of a weak back-up team.
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First Guantanamo video released

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 16:54
related countries: Canada Canada

A video of a 16-year-old being questioned at Guantanamo Bay prison camp is released - the first such footage to be made public.
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Obama vows to end US role in Iraq

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 17:51
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama says he will end the Iraq war, saying it distracts the US from other threats.
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'Saddam's deputy' in anti-US call

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 18:26
related countries: United States United States

A message purported to be from the fugitive deputy of Saddam Hussein calls for insurgents to make a "final push" against US forces.
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Tsvangirai seeks wider mediation

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 18:32
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's opposition leader tells the BBC of his frustration at mediation efforts.
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Del Bosque gets Spain coach's job

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 20:27
related countries: Spain Spain

Former Real Madrid coach Vicente del Bosque is to take charge of Spain until the 2010 World Cup.
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VW chooses Tennessee for US plant

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 20:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tennessee

Volkswagen is to locate its new US plant in Tennessee, in a move that could pump $1bn into the local economy.
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Fed boss warns of growth 'risks'

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 22:00
related countries: United States United States

US Federal Reserve boss Ben Bernanke warns there are still "downside risks" to growth in the world's largest economy.
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Life term for elderly US killers

Tuesday 15th of July 2008, 22:12
related countries: United States United States

Two elderly women are jailed for life for murdering homeless men to collect life insurance payments.
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