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What happend on July 2nd 2008

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Mercosur condemns EU migrant law

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 0:05
related countries: Argentina Argentina, United States United States

South American heads of state end a regional summit with a fierce attack on the "barbarism" of EU immigration policies.
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Peru leader rebukes Bolivia head

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 3:43
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, Peru Peru

Peruvian President Alan Garcia tells Bolivian counterpart Evo Morales to "shut up" and stop meddling in Peru's affairs.
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Ousted Nepal prince leaves nation

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 4:40
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Nepal's former Crown Prince, Paras Shah, goes on a trip abroad amid speculation that he is set to emigrate.
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Mine collapse kills 18 in China

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 5:38
related countries: China China

Eighteen workers were killed when a mine shaft collapsed at a colliery in central China, state media reports.
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Cricket: Zimbabwe get S Lankan support

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 7:03
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Support for Zimbabwe appears to be growing in the sub-continent ahead of Wednesday's ICC meeting.
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Identity crisis

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 7:33
related countries: Ghana Ghana, Jamaica Jamaica

Why Ghanaian wrestling star says he is from Jamaica
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African call for Zimbabwe unity

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 8:21
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, Botswana Botswana

African leaders call on political parties in Zimbabwe to form a national unity government, following disputed elections.
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Troubled nation

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 8:30
related countries: United States United States

The economic angst that is gripping the US in election year
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Fatal clashes in Mongolia capital

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 8:38
related countries: Mongolia Mongolia

Five people are killed in violent protests in the Mongolian capital Ulan Bator, amid allegations that Sunday's election was rigged.
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Gaza gets first cement for a year

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 8:53
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel reopens Gaza's border crossings after shutting them for a day and will allow the first shipments of cement since 2007.
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S Korea strike to hit carmakers

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 8:55
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

A strike by tens of thousands of S Korean workers over US beef imports will affect car production, its biggest firms say.
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Merger forms transatlantic union

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 9:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Britain's biggest union, Unite, is merging with the US-based United Steelworkers union to create a new "global" body.
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France terror laws 'flout rights'

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 9:11
related countries: France France

Anti-terrorism laws in France violate human rights and prevent suspects from getting a fair trial, a human rights group says.
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Mugabe 'welcomes' unity dialogue

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 9:38
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

A spokesman for Zimbabwe's president welcomes the call by African leaders for a unity government.
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Ill Zambian leader flown to Paris

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 9:48
related countries: France France, Egypt Egypt, Zambia Zambia
related places: Paris

Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa is flown to Paris after suffering a stroke in Egypt.
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Anger at Kenya biofuel approval

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 10:31
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Environmentalists ask Kenya to revoke a decision to allow a controversial biofuel project.
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McCain urges Colombia trade deal

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 10:52
related countries: Colombia Colombia, United States United States
related places: White House

White House hopeful John McCain urges approval of a US free trade deal with Colombia as he tours the country.
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UK ban on Hezbollah military arm

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 11:03
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The military wing of Lebanese political party Hezbollah has been placed on the Government's list of banned terrorist organisations.
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Calm urged after Turkey arrests

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 11:06
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Police arrest a series of high-ranking ex-officials suspected of links to an ultra-nationalist group, as the ruling party goes on trial.
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US 'to scrap' contractor immunity

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 11:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US has agreed to scrap immunity for foreign security guards in Iraq, the Iraqi foreign minister says.
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US envoy to Paraguay records songs in indigenous language

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 11:23
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay, United States United States
related places: Asuncion

The US ambassador to Asuncion strikes a new diplomatic note by recording an album of folk songs sung in the indigenous Guarani language.
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Palestinians storm Rafah crossing

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 11:50
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Rafah

Egyptian security forces prevent thousands of Gazans from forcing their way over the border at Rafah.
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Shrine ruling prompts Jammu ire

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 12:08
related countries: India India
related places: Jammu

Clashes continue between police and Hindus in Indian-administered Kashmir after a land transfer to a Hindu shrine is revoked.
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Treading softly

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 12:11
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

AU summit takes tentative steps on Zimbabwe
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Safety net

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 12:29
related countries: United States United States

A US state aims to ensure health insurance for all
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Somali insurgents in deadly raids

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 12:42
related countries: Somalia Somalia

At least 21 people are killed in fighting prompted by insurgent attacks in Somalia.
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Mugabe rival rejects unity call

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 12:56
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's opposition leader rejects forming a unity government if he is not recognised as presidential winner.
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Football: Barca seal £23.5m deal for Alves

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 13:57
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Barcelona complete the signing of Brazilian right-back Daniel Alves from Sevilla for about £23.5m.
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EU trade chief lambasts Sarkozy

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 14:40
related countries: France France

EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson accuses French President Nicolas Sarkozy of undermining him.
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Iraqi voices

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 15:03
related countries: Iraq Iraq

BBC users describe life in text, video and audio
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Video shows death of US patient

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 15:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Video footage emerges of a woman dying on the floor of a New York hospital as workers fail to help for more than an hour.
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Chad troops kill sect disciples

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 15:55
related countries: Chad Chad

Chad troops kill more than 60 followers of a Muslim spiritual leader who threatened holy war.
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US helicopter downed near Kabul

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 15:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Kabul

An American Blackhawk helicopter is shot down in Afghanistan in a province bordering the capital, Kabul.
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A unity government for Zimbabwe?

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 16:03
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabweans give their views on the idea of a government of national unity to solve the political and economic crisis.
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Cuba denounces US 'provocations'

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 16:21
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States

The Cuban Foreign Ministry accuses the US of encouraging dissidents to stage protests to mark 4 July.
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India truckers strike over fuel

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 16:34
related countries: India India

Nearly four million trucks go off India's roads after their owners begin an indefinite strike to protest against rising fuel bills.
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Hezbollah confirms prisoner swap

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 17:11
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanon's Hezbollah group says it will hand over two captured Israeli soldiers in exchange for Lebanese prisoners.
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Diamonds hint at 'earliest life'

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 17:13
related countries: Australia Australia

Tiny slivers of diamond discovered in Australia may contain the earliest traces of life on Earth, a study finds.
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ICC orders Congo warlord release

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 18:20
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The ICC orders the release of its first-ever war crimes suspect, DR Congo warlord Thomas Lubanga.
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Deadly Jerusalem bulldozer attack

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 20:31
related countries: Israel Israel

A Palestinian in a bulldozer targets Jerusalem traffic, killing three people before being shot dead by police.
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US admiral urges caution on Iran

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 22:25
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The top US military officer says opening up a new front in the Middle East with a strike on Iran would be "stressful".
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Paper trail

Wednesday 2nd of July 2008, 23:00
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria makes progress on getting back stolen cash
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