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US House approves war funds bill

Friday 20th of June 2008, 4:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Democrat

The Democrat-held US House of Representatives approves $162bn to pay for another year of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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India politician son 'kidnapped'

Friday 20th of June 2008, 4:43
related countries: India India

The son of a former chief minister of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh is kidnapped by unidentified gunmen, officials say.
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Sri Lanka clashes 'kill 26 rebels'

Friday 20th of June 2008, 6:51
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan military says 26 Tamil Tiger rebels and three soldiers have been killed in fighting in the north of the island.
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Unseen Monroe reels go to auction

Friday 20th of June 2008, 7:08
related countries: United States United States

Previously unreleased behind-the-scenes footage of Marilyn Monroe's last film is to be auctioned in the US.
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Sarkozy warning on EU expansion

Friday 20th of June 2008, 7:10
related countries: Portugal Portugal, France France
related places: Lisbon, Eu

French President Nicolas Sarkozy says the EU will not be able to expand without ratification of the Lisbon treaty.
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Protect patisserie

Friday 20th of June 2008, 7:30
related countries: France France

France's grand designs for its culinary culture
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SA rejects E Guinea coup charge

Friday 20th of June 2008, 8:31
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea, South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

South Africa dismisses as "laughabale" a UK mercenary's accusations that it backed a coup plot in Equatorial Guinea.
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Key ocean mission goes into orbit

Friday 20th of June 2008, 8:34
related countries: France France, United States United States
related places: Jason

The Jason-2 ocean mapping satellite, a joint venture between France and the US, is launched into space.
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Family killed in Somali clashes

Friday 20th of June 2008, 8:46
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

A mother and two children are among 25 people killed in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, witnesses say.
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China's leader makes live webcast

Friday 20th of June 2008, 8:57
related countries: China China

Chinese President Hu Jintao makes his debut on an online chat forum, but answers just three easy questions.
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Afghan suicide attack 'kills six'

Friday 20th of June 2008, 8:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Five civilians and a US-led coalition soldier die in a suicide attack in the Afghan province of Helmand, officials say.
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Protesters march in Thai capital

Friday 20th of June 2008, 9:19
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Thousands of protesters converge on government offices in Bangkok to demand that the government step down.
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Mohammad Asif returns to Pakistan

Friday 20th of June 2008, 9:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani bowler Mohammad Asif returns home after authorities in Dubai decide not to prosecute him for alleged drug offences.
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EU lifts sanctions against Cuba

Friday 20th of June 2008, 9:34
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The European Union lifts sanctions on Cuba imposed in 2003 in protest at the jailing of dissidents.
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Fuel move boosts Chinese shares

Friday 20th of June 2008, 9:48
related countries: China China

Chinese shares close 3% higher after the government raises fuel prices to try and cool energy demand.
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US fears of teen 'pregnancy pact'

Friday 20th of June 2008, 10:24
related countries: United States United States

US officials investigate an apparent pregnancy pact at a school that has resulted in 17 teenagers expecting babies.
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Overcoming enmity in Bosnia

Friday 20th of June 2008, 10:24
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Humphrey Hawksley reports from Bosnia on transforming the country from a land of genocidal conflict to a modern European nation.
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Settler fires rocket in West Bank

Friday 20th of June 2008, 10:27
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

A rocket is fired by an Israeli student at a Palestinian village in the West Bank, Israeli security officials say.
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England players in NZ assault probe

Friday 20th of June 2008, 10:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Auckland City police confirm four England rugby players are under investigation after an allegation of sexual assault.
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S Korea leader replaces top aides

Friday 20th of June 2008, 10:40
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: Seoul

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak replaces several top aides, following public outcry over a beef import deal.
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Abu Hamza loses extradition fight

Friday 20th of June 2008, 10:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza loses his fight against extradition to the US over terror-related charges.
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India floods toll rises above 50

Friday 20th of June 2008, 11:07
related countries: India India

The number of people killed in flooding this week following torrential rain in east and north-east India rises above 50.
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Bush pledges help for Iowa floods

Friday 20th of June 2008, 11:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Midwest

President Bush promises immediate help to Iowa state which has been affected by severe flooding.
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Nazi suspect 'ready for justice'

Friday 20th of June 2008, 11:13
related countries: Croatia Croatia

A 95-year-old Croatian man suspected of war crimes during World War II says his conscience is clear.
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India inflation rate rises to 11%

Friday 20th of June 2008, 12:28
related countries: India India

Inflation hits a 13-year high in India, as the rising cost of food and oil continue to put pressure on prices.
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'Al-Qaeda' members killed in Iraq

Friday 20th of June 2008, 12:35
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US military says four militants have been killed during operations against the al-Qaeda in Iraq network.
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Nigeria 'shock' after oil attack

Friday 20th of June 2008, 13:51
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The resumption of oil production is delayed as employees of Shell in Nigeria are in "shock" following an attack by militants.
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Iran alleges assassination plot

Friday 20th of June 2008, 14:47
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Iran Iran
related places: March

The Iranian president says there was an "enemy" plot to kill him during a trip he took to Iraq in March, state radio.
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Your election stories

Friday 20th of June 2008, 15:14
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

BBC website readers in Zimbabwe tell of their recent experiences as the presidential vote approaches.
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Latin America outraged at EU plan

Friday 20th of June 2008, 15:41
related countries: United States United States

Latin American leaders react angrily to a new EU law that could jail illegal immigrants for up 18 months before deportation.
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Israelis hurt in W Bank shooting

Friday 20th of June 2008, 15:45
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Thee Israelis are wounded after coming under fire near a settlement in the West Bank, the Israeli military says.
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A date with hate

Friday 20th of June 2008, 15:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Meeting the cleric who knew the 7/7 London bombers
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Mugabe challenger 'may quit poll'

Friday 20th of June 2008, 16:26
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's opposition says it will decide on Monday whether to withdraw from the presidential run-off, the BBC learns.
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Nigeria launches $10bn oil spree

Friday 20th of June 2008, 17:11
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria announces it is to spend over half of its windfall from the rising oil price, despite warnings on inflation.
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'Harassed' Iran student arrested

Friday 20th of June 2008, 17:53
related countries: Iran Iran

A female Iranian student who alleged she was sexually harassed by her university's vice-chancellor is herself arrested.
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US lawmakers pass wiretaps bill

Friday 20th of June 2008, 18:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

US lawmakers pass a bill shielding telephone companies who helped in the White House's controversial warrantless wiretap programme.
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Czech threat looms for EU treaty

Friday 20th of June 2008, 20:15
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Portugal Portugal, Belgium Belgium, Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Brussels

EU leaders meeting in Brussels admit that the Czechs, as well as the Irish, may not ratify the Lisbon Treaty.
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Mann awaits verdict in E Guinea

Friday 20th of June 2008, 21:13
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former British soldier Simon Mann waits to hear the verdict as his trial in Equatorial Guinea for a 2004 coup plot ends.
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Penalty win puts Turkey in semis

Friday 20th of June 2008, 21:35
related countries: Austria Austria, Turkey Turkey
related places: Vienna

Turkey beat Croatia 3-1 on penalties in Vienna to reach the semi-finals of Euro 2008, after equalising in the last seconds of extra time.
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Israelis 'rehearse Iran attack'

Friday 20th of June 2008, 21:50
related countries: Israel Israel, Iran Iran, United States United States

Israel carries out an exercise that appears to be a rehearsal for an attack on Iran's nuclear sites, US officials tell the New York Times.
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Most Tibet protesters 'now freed'

Friday 20th of June 2008, 23:45
related countries: China China

More than 1,000 people involved in protests in Tibet earlier this year have now been released from custody, Chinese media say.
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