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What happend on July 4th 2008

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Betancourt urges Farc peace talks

Friday 4th of July 2008, 3:08
related countries: Colombia Colombia, France France

Freed French-Colombian hostage Ingrid Betancourt urges that Farc guerrillas release captives and engage in peace talks.
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Fossilised trees and dinosaur bones return home to Argentina

Friday 4th of July 2008, 3:15
related countries: Argentina Argentina, United States United States

Four tonnes of dinosaur bones and other fossils stolen from Argentina are back home after they were seized on the US black market.
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In danger

Friday 4th of July 2008, 3:45
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka reporters demand freedom to cover civil war
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India truckers strike called off

Friday 4th of July 2008, 4:41
related countries: India India

India's truck operators call off their indefinite strike to protest against rising fuel bills and 'high' taxes.
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Bush to attend Olympic ceremony

Friday 4th of July 2008, 6:08
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: White House

US President George W Bush will attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, the White House says.
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Policemen killed in Afghan attack

Friday 4th of July 2008, 6:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Eight policemen die in an attack on a police checkpoint in southern Afghanistan, a police official has said.
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Zambia's president 'is not dead'

Friday 4th of July 2008, 7:23
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Zambia Zambia

South Africa's president says the Zambian leader has died - but then retracts his comments.
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Burglary clue to student murders

Friday 4th of July 2008, 7:40
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The stabbing of two French students in London could be linked to a burglary, police say.
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Fires lead to California exodus

Friday 4th of July 2008, 7:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

Thousands of people are told to leave their homes as wildfires burn in large areas of the US state of California.
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Fresh record for Indian inflation

Friday 4th of July 2008, 8:24
related countries: India India

Indian inflation reaches its latest record high as food, fuel, cement and steel prices continue to rise.
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Friday 4th of July 2008, 8:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea
related places: Seoul

South Korean police arrest several South Asian men suspected of trafficking heroin ingredients to the Taleban.
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Leader death report angers Zambia

Friday 4th of July 2008, 8:46
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Zambia Zambia

Zambia accuses South Africa's media of "malice" after false reports of its leader's death.
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Aid for Zimbabwe refuge seekers

Friday 4th of July 2008, 9:04
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, United States United States
related places: Harare

About 150 people receive aid after seeking refuge at the US embassy in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare.
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Cricket: Shoaib's ban suspended

Friday 4th of July 2008, 9:41
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar is free to play cricket after his 18-month ban for indiscipline is suspended.
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Georgia shells breakaway Ossetia

Friday 4th of July 2008, 10:00
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgian artillery fire has killed at least two people in the breakaway province of South Ossetia, separatist officials say.
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Air France eyes move to railways

Friday 4th of July 2008, 10:21
related countries: France France

Air France confirms it is in talks with French group Veolia about launching a high-speed rail service.
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The fabled city of Timbuktu

Friday 4th of July 2008, 10:22
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, Mali Mali

Hamilton Wende travels through Mali to find the faded glory of its legendary city.
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Zimbabwe to miss Twenty20 cricket

Friday 4th of July 2008, 10:22
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe withdraw from the World Twenty20 in England next summer, but retain their ICC status.
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Australia 'needs carbon trading'

Friday 4th of July 2008, 11:09
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian government advisor on climate change calls for a national emissions trading scheme to combat global warming.
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Hamas suspends talks over Shalit

Friday 4th of July 2008, 11:13
related countries: Israel Israel

Hamas suspends talks over a prisoner exchange deal due to involve the release of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.
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Direct China-Taiwan flights begin

Friday 4th of July 2008, 11:26
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, China China

The first regular direct flight from China to Taiwan in nearly six decades lands in Taipei, in a new sign of improving ties.
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Somalis flood to Yemen for refuge

Friday 4th of July 2008, 11:29
related countries: Somalia Somalia, Yemen Yemen

Aid workers say thousands flood to Yemen for refuge as Somali fighting continues.
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In pictures

Friday 4th of July 2008, 11:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bush, California

Bush fires raging across the US state of California
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Disaster hits Slovenian canoeists

Friday 4th of July 2008, 12:00
related countries: Slovenia Slovenia

At least eight people die and five others are missing as their canoes capsize near a partly built dam in Slovenia.
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Former Austrian bank boss jailed

Friday 4th of July 2008, 13:40
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

The former head of one of Austria's biggest banks, Bawag, is convicted of fraud charges by a court in Vienna.
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India left gives nuclear deadline

Friday 4th of July 2008, 14:19
related countries: India India, United States United States

Communist allies of India's government give it a Monday deadline over the controversial US nuclear deal.
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Sarkozy: Poles won't block Lisbon

Friday 4th of July 2008, 15:22
related countries: Poland Poland, France France, Portugal Portugal
related places: Lisbon

The French President Nicolas Sarkozy says that the Polish president has reassured him he will not block the Lisbon treaty.
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Poland holds out over US missiles

Friday 4th of July 2008, 15:35
related countries: Poland Poland, United States United States

Poland's prime minister rejects the latest terms offered by the US to site part of a missile defence system there.
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Israel to destroy attacker's home

Friday 4th of July 2008, 15:41
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's defence minister orders the army to prepare to demolish the home of the Palestinian who killed three Israelis.
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Out of the blue

Friday 4th of July 2008, 15:57
related countries: Belarus Belarus

Bomb blast shatters Belarus' facade of stability
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Safe city?

Friday 4th of July 2008, 15:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: How, London

How student murders may affect views of London
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Dozens hurt in Belarus bomb blast

Friday 4th of July 2008, 16:01
related countries: Belarus Belarus

Fifty people are injured in the Belarussian capital in a bomb explosion at a concert attended by President Lukashenko.
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Ex-Senator Jesse Helms dies at 86

Friday 4th of July 2008, 16:06
related countries: United States United States

Former US Republican Senator Jesse Helms - a leading conservative politician - dies aged 86, officials say.
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Congo ex-leader appears in court

Friday 4th of July 2008, 16:49
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The former vice-president of Democratic Republic of Congo, Jean-Pierre Bemba, appears in court in The Hague.
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Nigeria wants mining reparations

Friday 4th of July 2008, 16:57
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A Nigerian state asks for compensation for damage allegedly caused by mining firms.
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Tehran responds to nuclear offer

Friday 4th of July 2008, 17:33
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran responds to an international offer of incentives for suspending uranium enrichment, EU and Iranian officials say.
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SocGen hit by rogue trader fine

Friday 4th of July 2008, 17:53
related countries: France France

French bank Societe Generale is fined 4m euros for allowing one of its staff members to operate as a rogue trader.
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Opposition 'must accept Mugabe'

Friday 4th of July 2008, 18:12
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says the opposition has to accept him as leader before any talks.
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Pakistan 'knew of nuclear flight'

Friday 4th of July 2008, 18:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, North Korea North Korea

Disgraced scientist AQ Khan says Pakistan flew nuclear material to North Korea with the knowledge of the army.
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Italy declares Pompeii emergency

Friday 4th of July 2008, 18:26
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian ministers declare a "state of emergency" at the ancient ruined city of Pompeii as it sinks deeper into disrepair.
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Pope Benedict agrees to join six-day TV Bible reading

Friday 4th of July 2008, 18:35
related countries: Italy Italy

Pope Benedict agrees to take part in a Bible-reading marathon on Italian TV in October.
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France suspends 'shooting' troops

Friday 4th of July 2008, 19:13
related countries: France France

Two teams of soldiers and five officers are suspended over a shooting at a military show in south-west France.
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Betancourt joy at French return

Friday 4th of July 2008, 21:05
related countries: Colombia Colombia, France France
related places: Paris

French-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt is given a hero's welcome in Paris as video is released of her rescue.
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California fires threaten towns

Friday 4th of July 2008, 21:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

Firefighters in California continue to battle huge wildfires that now threaten several towns in the US state.
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In pictures

Friday 4th of July 2008, 22:09
related countries: France France

France hails the returning Ingrid Betancourt
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Power struggle

Friday 4th of July 2008, 23:00
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

Doubts cloud Bulgaria's nuclear reactor plans
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