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What happend on July 20th 2008

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Al-Qaeda 'may be shifting focus'

Sunday 20th of July 2008, 0:07
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The top US commander in Iraq says al-Qaeda may be shifting its focus and sending fighters from Iraq to Afghanistan.
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Brazil police arrest bank thief, find stolen Picasso

Sunday 20th of July 2008, 1:10
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Police in Brazil find an engraving by Pablo Picasso stolen in June after arresting a man for a completely unrelated offence.
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In pictures

Sunday 20th of July 2008, 3:23
related countries: Australia Australia

Images from climax of the Pope's visit to Australia
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Car restrictions begin in Beijing

Sunday 20th of July 2008, 5:22
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Tough new rules aimed at forcing more than one million cars from Beijing's roads during the Olympics come into force.
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Coalition 'bombs Afghan police'

Sunday 20th of July 2008, 8:08
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least 13 police and civilians are killed in two incidents involving international forces in Afghanistan, officials say.
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Live text - England v S Africa

Sunday 20th of July 2008, 9:32
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Villiers

AB de Villiers continues his marathon innings as South Africa stretch their lead over England to 277 at Headingley.
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Taiwan storm death toll increases

Sunday 20th of July 2008, 10:44
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

The death toll in Taiwan after Tropical Storm Kalmaegi brought high winds and flooding climbs to at least 18, officials say.
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German hostages freed in Turkey

Sunday 20th of July 2008, 11:40
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Germany Germany

Three German climbers taken hostage by Kurdish armed rebel group the PKK have been freed, officials say.
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UK PM in Palestinian aid pledge

Sunday 20th of July 2008, 11:57
related countries: Israel Israel, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tel Aviv

UK PM Gordon Brown announces economic help for the Palestinians, after talks in the West Bank town of Bethlehem.
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Nine face stoning death in Iran

Sunday 20th of July 2008, 14:20
related countries: Iran Iran

At least eight women and one man are sentenced to death by stoning in Iran for adultery and sex crimes, reports say.
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Obama urges focus on Afghanistan

Sunday 20th of July 2008, 15:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US presidential hopeful Barack Obama says Afghanistan should be the focus of the "war on terror", on a visit to Kabul.
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Dark Knight takes a record $155m

Sunday 20th of July 2008, 16:09
related countries: United States United States

New Batman film The Dark Knight sets a box office record after taking $155m on its opening weekend in the US and Canada.
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Live text - Open day four

Sunday 20th of July 2008, 16:34
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ireland's Padraig Harrington leads England's Ian Poulter by one shot on the final day of the Open at Royal Birkdale.
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Hamilton fights back for victory

Sunday 20th of July 2008, 17:04
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, Germany Germany

Lewis Hamilton wins the German Grand Prix despite a questionable strategy from his McLaren team.
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UK PM says Mid-East deal possible

Sunday 20th of July 2008, 18:38
related countries: Israel Israel, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Gordon Brown says he is optimistic Israel and the Palestinians can sign a peace deal, and promises British funds to help it work.
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Still a long way to go - Hamilton

Sunday 20th of July 2008, 19:02
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, Germany Germany
related places: Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton insists there is still a long way to go in the title race, despite moving into a four-point lead with victory in Germany.
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Israel probes 'detainee shooting'

Sunday 20th of July 2008, 21:53
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel launches an inquiry after footage emerges appearing to show a soldier fire a rubber bullet at a Palestinian detainee.
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Sudan leader considers Arab plan

Sunday 20th of July 2008, 22:08
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: `Arab

President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan discusses an Arab League plan to defuse the row over accusations of war crimes.
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Betancourt in plea to Farc rebels

Sunday 20th of July 2008, 22:09
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Ingrid Betancourt urges Colombia's Farc rebels to free all hostages, as peace marches take place around the world.
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Guinea-Bissau drugs plane seized

Sunday 20th of July 2008, 22:20
related countries: Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Guinea

The head of air traffic control at Guinea-Bissau's main airport is held over a cocaine shipment.
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Bomb blasts hit Spanish resorts

Sunday 20th of July 2008, 23:04
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Laredo

Five small bombs explode in northern parts of Spain, but there are no reports of casualties.
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Bogota dreams

Sunday 20th of July 2008, 23:31
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia marches send rebels clear message
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