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What happend on July 29th 2008

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US and Pakistan stress close ties

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 0:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Bush

US President George Bush tells Pakistan's visiting PM that the two countries remain close allies despite recent strains.
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Bush approves soldier's execution

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 1:48
related countries: United States United States

George W Bush becomes the first US President in more than 50 years to approve the death sentence of a soldier.
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Militants kill Pakistan officials

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 4:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Three Pakistani security officials are killed by militants in the north-western district of Swat.
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S Korea resumes US beef imports

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 4:47
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

US beef arrives in South Korea for the first time in nearly five years under a new import deal which sparked huge protests.
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Bribe or be stuck

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 5:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan truck drivers forced to pay up - again and again
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Tonga's king to cede key powers

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 6:22
related countries: Tonga Tonga

Tonga's king is to relinquish much of the power his family has held for generations, his spokesman says.
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Zimbabwe talks are 'deadlocked'

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 8:10
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Talks with Robert Mugabe's government are deadlocked, Zimbabwe's opposition says.
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China rights 'worsen with Games'

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 8:28
related countries: China China

Amnesty International says human rights in China have deteriorated in the run-up to its hosting of the Olympic Games.
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Sony sees sharp fall in profits

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 8:36
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Profits at electronics giant Sony plunge by almost 50%, hurt by losses at its mobile phone venture with Sweden's Ericsson.
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Australia abandons asylum policy

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 8:40
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian government abandons the country's controversial policy of jailing all asylum seekers.
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Hackett tips Phelps to set record

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 9:15
related countries: China China, Aruba Aruba, United States United States
related places: Beijing, Phelps

Australian swimming great Grant Hackett says American Michael Phelps can eclipse Mark Spitz's record by winning eight golds at Beijing.
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Pinochet daughter bids for office

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 9:30
related countries: Chile Chile

The eldest daughter of Chile's late leader Gen Augusto Pinochet says she will run as a local councillor in October's elections.
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SA Muslim HIV test call condemned

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 10:06
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African Aids activists dismiss a call for Muslim couples to have pre-marital HIV tests.
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Doctor 'ruled out Anwar sodomy'

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 10:23
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim claims new medical evidence shows allegations he sodomised a male aide are false.
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UN split over Darfur peace force

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 10:36
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Libya Libya, Sudan Sudan

The UN Security Council is divided over attempts to link
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Palestinian rivals 'use torture'

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 10:57
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Rival security forces in the West Bank and Gaza are accused of torturing detainees in reports by human rights groups.
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Israel agrees to barrier re-route

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 11:12
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Israel says it will dismantle a section of the West Bank barrier, restoring Palestinian farmers' access to some of their land.
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China defends human rights record

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 11:33
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Beijing rejects a report by Amnesty International saying that human rights have deteriorated in the run-up to the Olympics.
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Oprah school abuse trial starts

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 11:37
related countries: South Africa South Africa

An ex-matron at Oprah Winfrey's school in South Africa goes on trial for abusing girl students.
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EU puts off Serbia bid decision

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 11:39
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

EU ambassadors put off a decision on Serbia's EU ambitions until Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is sent to The Hague.
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'Six held' over Antigua killing

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 12:53
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police in Antigua are questioning five people over the murder of a British doctor and the shooting of her husband on honeymoon.
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Zimbabwe crisis talks adjourned

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 13:00
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Talks to solve Zimbabwe's crisis are to adjourn but will resume in a few days, South African President Thabo Mbeki says.
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Israel suspends shooting colonel

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 13:10
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's military tells an army commander to take 10 days off amid allegations he told one of his soldiers to shoot a Palestinian.
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Indian interest rates rise to 9%

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 13:26
related countries: India India

India's central bank increases its key interest rate to 9% from 8.5% in a bid to dampen surging inflation.
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BA and Iberia hold merger talks

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 13:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Spain Spain

Difficult market conditions have forced British Airways and Spain's Iberia into merger talks, the airlines say.
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Harmison left out of England team

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 13:50
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England leave out Steve Harmison and Stuart Broad for the third Test against South Africa, but Paul Collingwood is recalled.
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EU criticises Cambodia election

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 14:21
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

European election observers say thousands of voters were prevented from taking part in Cambodia's general election.
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Russians in landmark Baikal dive

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 14:33
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian scientists reach the bottom of the world's deepest body of fresh water - Lake Baikal in Siberia.
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US consumer outlook still shaky

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 15:26
related countries: United States United States

US consumer confidence improves slightly in July, a survey suggests, but still represents a bleak view of the economy.
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Rivals trade blame over Kashmir

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 15:30
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India
related places: Kashmir

India and Pakistan accuse each other of breaching a ceasefire after troops clash along the dividing line in disputed Kashmir.
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Nas in war of words with Fox News

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 15:41
related countries: United States United States

Veteran US broadcaster Bill O'Reilly calls Nas a "vile rapper" who peddles violent lyrics after he claimed Fox News is racist.
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Ugandan apology for royal arrests

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 15:42
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Uganda apologises for the detention of three officials from the Buganda kingdom.
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Turkish jets 'attack PKK hideout'

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 15:46
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The Turkish military says its fighter planes have attacked a hideout of the Kurdish rebel PKK in northern Iraq.
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Uighur fighter

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 16:30
related countries: China China
related places: Xinjiang

Boxer travels from Xinjiang orchard to Beijing Games
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Bosnian Serbs jailed for genocide

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 16:36
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
related places: Srebrenica

Seven Bosnian Serbs are jailed for genocide over the massacre of more than 1,000 Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica in 1995.
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Death sentence for Sudan rebels

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 17:04
related countries: Sudan Sudan

A Sudanese judge sentences eight Darfur rebels to death over an attack on the capital.
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Alzheimer's drug 'halts' decline

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 19:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK scientists have developed a drug which may halt the progression of early-stage Alzheimer's disease.
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BA and Iberia hold merger talks

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 20:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Spain Spain

Difficult market conditions have forced British Airways and Spain's Iberia into merger talks, the airlines say.
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Fatal building collapse in Abuja

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 21:30
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Abuja

Rescue workers search for survivors trapped after a shopping centre collapses in the Nigerian capital, Abuja.
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Iraq get green light for Beijing

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 21:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq, China China
related places: Beijing

The International Olympic Committee clears the way for Iraq to compete in the Olympics after lifting its previous ban.
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Boy killed in West Bank protest

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 21:47
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Israeli troops shoot dead a 12-year-old Palestinian boy during a protest against the West Bank barrier, Palestinians say.
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Violence mars pro-Karadzic rally

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 22:59
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
related places: Belgrade

Police battle supporters of captured ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic during a mass rally in Belgrade.
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Lethal intent

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 23:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The rise of the female Iraqi suicide bomber
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Thai school offers third set of toilets for transsexuals

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 23:38
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The BBC's Jonathan Head visits a school in Thailand which has provided transsexual pupils with their own toilet.
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Ballooning priest's ID confirmed

Tuesday 29th of July 2008, 23:56
related countries: Brazil Brazil

DNA tests confirm a body found off Brazil's coast is that of a priest who went missing trying to set a flight record, officials say.
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