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UN calls for Zimbabwe poll delay

Tuesday 24th of June 2008, 0:09
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Harare

UN chief Ban Ki-moon says Zimbabwe's presidential election run-off should be postponed after the opposition pulled out.
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Bodies found in Philippine ferry

Tuesday 24th of June 2008, 4:27
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Divers found bodies but no survivors as they began searching a capsized ferry in the Philippines, navy personnel say.
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Kashmir violence over shrine land

Tuesday 24th of June 2008, 5:28
related countries: India India
related places: Srinagar

One person dies after police fires on a group of protesters in Srinagar, capital of Indian-administered Kashmir.
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Taleban's '$100m opium takings'

Tuesday 24th of June 2008, 5:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Taleban insurgents in Afghanistan took more than $100m from the opium trade in 2007, a top UN official tells the BBC.
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UN: Free Zimbabwe poll impossible

Tuesday 24th of June 2008, 7:04
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

The UN Security Council unanimously condemns the violence against Zimbabwe's main opposition party.
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McCain aide regrets terror claim

Tuesday 24th of June 2008, 7:14
related countries: United States United States

A top aide to John McCain apologises for saying a terror attack on US soil would help his presidential campaign.
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US confirms N Korea 'target date'

Tuesday 24th of June 2008, 8:36
related countries: North Korea North Korea

US officials confirm Thursday is the target date for Pyongyang to deliver an overdue declaration of its nuclear activities.
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Blogged off

Tuesday 24th of June 2008, 8:40
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe bloggers bemoan opposition poll pull-out
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Korea frees Lone Star executive

Tuesday 24th of June 2008, 9:02
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Texan private equity firm Lone Star is cleared of rigging shares by a South Korean appeals court.
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Live score - India v Pakistan

Tuesday 24th of June 2008, 9:19
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India

Scorecard from the Asia Cup match between India and Pakistan.
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Court rules on Guantanamo inmate

Tuesday 24th of June 2008, 9:26
related countries: United States United States

In a landmark ruling, a US court overturns the designation of a Guantanamo inmate as an "enemy combatant".
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Japan warship begins China visit

Tuesday 24th of June 2008, 10:28
related countries: Japan Japan, China China

A Japanese warship arrives in southern China for a five-day port call, the first such visit since World War II.
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EU sanctions illegal, says Iran

Tuesday 24th of June 2008, 10:28
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran condemns as illegal the latest raft of European Union sanctions over its uranium enrichment programme.
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Tsvangirai gets safety assurances

Tuesday 24th of June 2008, 10:45
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Harare

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says he will leave the Dutch embassy in Harare over the next 48 hours.
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Germany to bolster Afghan force

Tuesday 24th of June 2008, 11:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Germany Germany

Germany says it will send an extra 1,000 soldiers to northern Afghanistan, amid signs of strain in the Nato mission.
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Nigeria probes missing air cash

Tuesday 24th of June 2008, 11:39
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

An investigation is launched into the whereabouts of millions of dollars meant to improve safety in Nigeria's airspace.
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Governors snub Bolivia referendum

Tuesday 24th of June 2008, 11:51
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Five Bolivian governors reject President Evo Morales's plans for an August recall referendum and urge an general election. instead.
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Africa fish fall blamed on Japan

Tuesday 24th of June 2008, 11:56
related countries: Japan Japan

Conservation groups and a top fisheries scientist accuse Japan of damaging the fisheries interests of poorer countries.
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Hidden scars

Tuesday 24th of June 2008, 12:02
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

Traumatised torture victims treated at new Beirut clinic
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Pirates 'seize family off Yemen'

Tuesday 24th of June 2008, 12:58
related countries: Yemen Yemen, Germany Germany

Pirates capture a German family off the coast of Yemen and take them to the breakaway republic of Somaliland, officials says.
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US seeks pilot remains in India

Tuesday 24th of June 2008, 14:50
related countries: India India, United States United States

A US team visits India's remote north-east to search for the remains of US pilots who crashed during WWII.
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Scare as Sarkozy departs Israel

Tuesday 24th of June 2008, 15:55
related countries: Israel Israel, France France

Confusion mars the French president's departure from Israel as a policeman guarding the airport shoots himself dead.
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Policewoman shot dead in Afghanistan

Tuesday 24th of June 2008, 16:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Insurgents in western Afghanistan shoot dead a policewoman for the first time, police say.
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Premier League impresses Arshavin

Tuesday 24th of June 2008, 16:44
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom, Spain Spain

Russia playmaker Andrei Arshavin hails the Premier League as the best football club competition in the world.
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Donors boost Palestinian security

Tuesday 24th of June 2008, 17:00
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Officials from more than 40 countries meet in Berlin and pledge $242m for the Palestinian police and justice system.
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Toxic fears for Senegal recyclers

Tuesday 24th of June 2008, 18:49
related countries: Senegal Senegal
related places: Dakar

The UN urges Senegal to deal with lead poisoning that has affected hundreds of battery recyclers in the capital, Dakar.
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Baghdad office bombing kills 10

Tuesday 24th of June 2008, 19:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A bomb explodes at a local council office in Baghdad, killing 10 people, including four American nationals.
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ANC 'dismayed' by Zimbabwe crisis

Tuesday 24th of June 2008, 19:37
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

South Africa's governing ANC accuses the authorities in neighbouring Zimbabwe of "riding roughshod" over democracy.
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Monet work auctioned for £41m

Tuesday 24th of June 2008, 19:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A Claude Monet painting, Le Bassin Aux Nympheas, fetches a record £40.9m price tag at auction in London.
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Invisible crisis

Tuesday 24th of June 2008, 20:10
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Drought and civil war take their toll on Somalia
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Developer 'used Vatican in scam'

Tuesday 24th of June 2008, 20:54
related countries: Italy Italy

An Italian-born businessman invented Vatican connections as part of a property fraud, New York authorities allege.
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Gatlin suffers new Olympic blow

Tuesday 24th of June 2008, 21:27
related countries: China China, United States United States

Suspended Justin Gatlin's bid to compete in the American trials for the Beijing Games has been blocked.
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Xenophobic fears

Tuesday 24th of June 2008, 21:28
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Children left terrified by South Africa attacks
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Cricket: Marsh stars in Aussie win

Tuesday 24th of June 2008, 22:19
related countries: Australia Australia

Debutant Shaun Marsh scores 81 and Nathan Bracken takes four wickets as Australia beat West Indies by 84 runs in the first ODI.
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Rockets 'violated Gaza ceasefire'

Tuesday 24th of June 2008, 22:27
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Israel says a Palestinian rocket attack on the southern town of Sderot is a "gross violation" of a six-day-old truce.
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US rates expected to stay at 2%

Tuesday 24th of June 2008, 22:58
related countries: United States United States

US interest rates are expected to remain at 2% as the housing market slows and consumer confidence slides.
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Eastern Afghan attacks 'up 40%'

Tuesday 24th of June 2008, 23:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Attacks by insurgents in eastern Afghanistan are up by 40% compared with last year, the US military says.
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