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US tax rebates widen budget gap

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 0:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: May

The US budget deficit widened in May to almost double what it was a year ago, the US Treasury says.
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Cuba to abandon salary equality

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 1:01
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba announces plans to abolish its system of equal pay for all and introduce work-related bonuses for employees.
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Tornado kills four at Iowa camp

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 3:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Iowa

At least four people are killed when a tornado hits a boy scout camp in the US state of Iowa.
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Bangladesh former PM flies to US

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 4:36
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, United States United States

Bangladeshi opposition leader Sheikh Hasina leaves the country following her release from prison to get medical treatment abroad.
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Japan firms raided in nuclear row

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 4:56
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Japan Japan

Japan's police raid two firms after vacuum pumps they made and sold were found in a North Korean nuclear facility.
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Tight security a month after quake

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 5:07
related countries: China China

A month on from the earthquake, Chinese officials impose tight security in damaged areas, apparently to prevent protests.
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'Witch' family killed in India

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 5:25
related countries: India India

Four members of a family die after being attacked by villagers who said they were practising witchcraft in India's northeastern state of Assam.
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French gas firm facing EU probe

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 6:59
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

The European Commission launches an investigation into the French utility Gaz de France.
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Boost for Japan's beleaguered PM

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 7:01
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's lower house shows its support for PM Yasuo Fukuda, a day after the upper house censured him.
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Mardell's Europe

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 7:46
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Yes or No? Treaty sceptics challenge new Irish PM
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US defends Afghan border strike

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 8:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The Pentagon defends an air strike by US forces along the Afghan border, said to have killed 11 Pakistani soldiers.
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Gaddafi attacks Obama on Israel

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 8:23
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: Jerusalem

The Libyan leader suggests Barack Obama's support for Israel stems from an "inferiority complex" over his African origins.
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Ronaldo hopeful of tournament win

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 8:49
related countries: Portugal Portugal, Czech Republic Czech Republic

Portugal winger Cristiano Ronaldo is delighted with his form and that of the team after their 3-1 win against the Czech Republic.
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Military 'runs Mugabe campaign'

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 9:03
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

The BBC uncovers evidence that Zimbabwe's military is actively involved in running Robert Mugabe's re-election campaign.
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US releases border strike footage

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 9:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The US releases video footage which it says justifies an air strike in which Pakistan says 11 of its soldiers died.
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US condemns Eritrea 'aggression'

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 10:01
related countries: United States United States, Djibouti Djibouti, Eritrea Eritrea

The US condemns Eritrea for "military aggression" after Djiboutian soldiers were killed in border clashes.
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Iran executes juvenile offender

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 10:20
related countries: Iran Iran

An Iranian boy aged 17 has been hanged, in violation of UN charters and official pledges not to execute minors.
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Six workers die in Italian tank

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 10:33
related countries: Italy Italy

An investigation is launched after six people are killed while working inside a water purification tank in Sicily.
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Moscow Diary

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 10:54
related countries: Russia Russia

Euro 2008 raises Russian patriotism to fever pitch
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Washington diary

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 11:06
related countries: United States United States

World's love for Obama may not win votes in the US
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US obscenity trial halted over judge's website

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 11:23
related countries: United States United States

An obscenity trial in the US has been suspended after the judge acknowledged that his own website featured sexually explicit images.
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First fruit of China-Taiwan talks

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 11:36
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, China China

Negotiators from China and Taiwan agree to host representative offices, in their first formal talks for a decade.
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Olympic woes

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 12:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq, China China
related places: Beijing

Iraq faces Beijing ban over Olympic committee wrangle
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Arrest warrant for Brunei prince

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 12:26
related countries: Brunei Brunei, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A warrant is issued for the arrest of the Sultan of Brunei's brother who failed to appear in a UK court.
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Attack aftermath

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 12:29
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

US strike raises more questions for Pakistan
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Jordan jails three Hamas members

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 13:42
related countries: Jordan Jordan

A military court in Jordan jails three members of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas for plotting terrorism.
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Chavez's olive branch for firms

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 13:46
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez announces an economic stimulus plan aimed at helping businesses in the country.
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Zimbabwe MDC leaders held

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 14:29
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Police arrest the leader and secretary general of Zimbabwe's main opposition party ahead of the 27 June presidential run-off.
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Africa's looming cancer epidemic

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 14:52
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Claudia Hammond reports from Ghana on efforts being made to transform cancer care before it is too late.
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Barak ups pressure on Israeli PM

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 15:04
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's defence minister warns Ehud Olmert he will support moves to dissolve parliament if he does not stand aside.
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UN to transfer powers in Kosovo

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 15:14
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Kosovo

The UN chief sets out plans to cede UN functions in Kosovo to the EU, despite Russian opposition.
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One month on

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 15:17
related countries: China China

China's quake victims wait to rebuild their lives
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UN to transfer powers in Kosovo

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 16:01
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Kosovo

The UN chief sets out plans to cede UN functions in Kosovo to the EU, despite Russian opposition.
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Locals killed in S Africa attacks

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 16:03
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A third of those killed in xenophobic attacks in South Africa last month were local citizens, the government says.
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Blind cricket catches on in Bangladesh

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 16:13
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Mark Dummett learns how Bangladesh's blind cricketers refuse to be held back by their disability.
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Donors pledge $20bn in Afghan aid

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 16:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, France France
related places: Paris

World donors pledge some $20bn to rebuild Afghanistan - but want more done to stamp out corruption and co-ordinate relief.
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Images back Ethiopia abuse claim

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 17:06
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Somalia Somalia

US scientists say satellite images confirm reports that Ethiopian troops burnt villages in the Somali Ogaden region.
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Spain's PM warns striking drivers

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 17:58
related countries: Portugal Portugal, Spain Spain

The Spanish PM promises "zero tolerance" of violence from lorry drivers striking over rising fuel prices.
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UK soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 19:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British soldiers are killed in Afghanistan, according to the Ministry of Defence.
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Football: Croatia stun Germany

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 20:42
related countries: Germany Germany

Croatia claim an impressive win over pre-tournament favourites Germany to reach the Euro 2008 quarter-finals.
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Austria 1-1 Poland

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 20:44
related countries: Austria Austria, Poland Poland, Germany Germany, Croatia Croatia

Co-hosts Austria draw 1-1 with Poland after Croatia stun favourites Germany at Euro 2008.
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Mugabe critic on treason charge

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 21:13
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Key Zimbabwe opposition official Tendai Biti will be charged with treason and may face the death penalty, police say.
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Bush slams anti-US 'propaganda'

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 21:13
related countries: United States United States

President George Bush denounces "misinformation and propaganda" which he says are sullying the US' image abroad.
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Ethiopia appeals for urgent aid

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 21:32
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopia launches an urgent appeal to international donors for more than $300m worth of emergency food aid.
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Major Guantanamo setback for Bush

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 21:39
related countries: United States United States

Foreign terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay can challenge their detention in civilian courts, the US Supreme Court rules.
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Top Lehman executives quit

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 22:03
related countries: United States United States

Two senior executives at Lehman Brothers are to step down days after the US bank announced huge losses.
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Ruling fallout

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 22:23
related countries: United States United States

The Guantanamo decision's impact on US politics
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'Killer' weeps at bodies footage

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 22:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man accused of killing his wife and daughter cries as a jury in Massachusetts is shown footage of their bodies.
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Ireland in crunch EU treaty vote

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 23:16
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Portugal Portugal
related places: Lisbon

Ireland has voted in a referendum on ratifying the EU reform treaty, in a poll which could make or break the agreement.
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Two Picassos stolen in Brazil

Thursday 12th of June 2008, 23:45
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Botswana Botswana
related places: Sao Paulo

Armed robbers in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo steal two Picasso engravings and works by Brazilian artists.
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