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Charges over Mexico disco deaths

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 5:54
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The police chief who led a raid on a nightclub in which 12 people died is to be charged with homicide, prosecutors say.
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'Thousands die' in India custody

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 6:22
related countries: India India

A new report by a human rights group says nearly 7,500 people have died in official custody in India in the last five years.
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Ecuador puts off Colombian ties

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 6:38
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Ecuador Ecuador

Ecuador's President Rafael Correa says he will not restore diplomatic ties with Colombia until its president leaves office in 2010.
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South Korea lifts ban on US beef

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 6:47
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

Protesters scuffle with police in Seoul as South Korea formally lifts an import ban on US beef.
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Australia deaths doctor to return

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 7:19
related countries: India India, Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia, United States United States

Australian ex-patients of an Indian surgeon facing multiple charges welcome his decision not to fight extradition from the US.
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Doctor 'accepts Australia return'

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 7:19
related countries: India India, Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia, United States United States

Australian ex-patients of an Indian surgeon facing multiple charges welcome his decision not to fight extradition from the US.
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Kashmir shrine violence spreads

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 8:00
related countries: India India

Protests over the controversial transfer of forest land for a popular Hindu pilgrimage spread in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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Live - Wimbledon day four

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 9:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Wimbledon

Andy Murray is through to the first round as fellow Brit Anne Keothavong tumbles at Wimbledon on Thursday.
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Cambodia poll campaigning begins

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 10:03
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Campaigning gets under way across Cambodia for the country's fourth democratic general election, on 27 July.
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Three deny JFK terror plot claims

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 10:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: John F Kennedy, New York

Three men appear in court in the US, accused of plotting an attack on New York's John F Kennedy airport.
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Miami Vice: Florida police put brakes on 'brothel-on-wheels'

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 10:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

Police in the US state of Florida arrest several suspects accused of using a bus as a mobile brothel.
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N Korea declaration expected

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 10:43
related countries: North Korea North Korea

There is growing expectation that North Korea is set to hand over a long-awaited declaration of its nuclear activities.
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UN warns of Somalia pirate threat

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 10:53
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The UN food agency warns it may have to cut food aid to Somalia without new naval protection against pirates.
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Fighting to stay

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 11:08
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Muslim soldiers who fought in Bosnia's conflict
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Pakistanis vote in by-elections

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 11:22
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan holds a number of by-elections, a day after voting in a seat where former PM Nawaz Sharif wants to stand was postponed.
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Zimbabwe rejects Mandela rebuke

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 11:43
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe rejects criticism of its leadership by Nelson Mandela ahead of a controversial presidential run-off poll.
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Land protests shut down Kashmir

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 11:47
related countries: India India

Life in Indian-controlled Kashmir is at a standstill after protests over the transfer of land for a Hindu pilgrimage site.
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E Timor president ponders UN job

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 11:54
related countries: East Timor East Timor

Jose Ramos-Horta considers the top UN human rights post but is concerned about quitting as East Timor's president.
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Philippine divers face grim task

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 13:44
related countries: Philippines Philippines

It may take up to a month to recover the bodies of those killed in the Philippines ferry disaster, officials say.
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Basketball superstar's giant bed in massive Olympics auction

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 13:49
related countries: China China

China basketball star Yao Ming's big Olympic Village bed is one of 200 million items of memorabilia up for auction online.
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SA extends police chief contract

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 13:56
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa extends the contract of the suspended police commissioner as he is ordered to stand trial.
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Lebanon bakers raise bread price

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 14:32
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The Lebanese bakeries association announces a one-third increase in the price of bread, effective immediately.
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China denies politicising Games

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 14:55
related countries: China China

Beijing stresses it is "against politicising the Olympics" following an IOC rebuke over comments by an official in Tibet.
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Uruguay in gas field find claim

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 15:37
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay

Uruguay says it may have found a natural gas field that would change it from an importer to an exporter of gas.
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Rebels 'burn Pakistan ski hotel'

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 15:53
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Suspected insurgents attack a hotel in Pakistan's only ski resort, hours after the authorities unveil plans to combat militancy.
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Nigeria needs $85bn to fix power

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 15:54
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria needs $85bn of investment in order to produce 24 hours of electricity a day, a panel of experts says.
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Police forces exchange fire in SA

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 15:57
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African police open fire on each other as national officers try to break up a local police strike.
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Excitement grows

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 16:02
related countries: Russia Russia, Spain Spain

Spanish and Russian fans set for semi-final clash
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Afghan jail break police sacked

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 16:08
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kandahar

The police chief of the Afghan city of Kandahar is sacked after 900 prisoners escaped from the main jail.
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Afghanistan's shattered history

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 16:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Martin Patience reports from Afghanistan, a country worn down by 30 years of war.
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Israel hit by fresh rocket attack

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 16:53
related countries: Israel Israel

Palestinians fire a rocket over the border from Gaza in violation of a week-old ceasefire between the two sides, Israel says.
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Fears for Hmong deported to Laos

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 16:59
related countries: Thailand Thailand, Laos Laos

Aid agencies in Thailand express grave concern for around 1,000 ethnic Hmong refugees returned to Laos.
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Malaysia burial row fuels tension

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 17:27
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A row over whether a man should be buried as a Hindu or Muslim stokes ethnic tensions in Malaysia.
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Airlines fined $504m in US probe

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 17:47
related countries: United States United States

Five airlines agree to pay $504m in fines for conspiring to fix prices for air cargo rates, the US Justice Department says.
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Sarkozy irks female MPs with gift of grey silk tie

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 17:47
related countries: France France

The French president includes a grey silk tie in a present to all the country's MPs, prompting calls of sexism.
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Killer Briton sentenced to life

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 18:16
related countries: United States United States

Briton Neil Entwistle is jailed for life after being found guilty of murdering his American wife and baby daughter.
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Tennis: Sharapova stunned

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 18:55
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian Alla Kudryavtseva claims a massive Wimbledon upset by knocking out number three seed and 2004 champion Maria Sharapova.
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Germany recalls Berlin airlift

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 18:56
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Events are held to mark the 60th anniversary of the Berlin airlift, when the Western allies broke a Soviet blockade.
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Nepalese prime minister resigns

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 18:57
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Nepal's interim prime minister announces his resignation, paving the way for Maoist leader Prachanda to succeed him.
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US court overturns DC handgun ban

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 18:59
related countries: United States United States

A ban on handguns in Washington DC is ruled unconstitutional, in a landmark ruling by the US Supreme Court.
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Internet overhaul wins approval

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 20:45
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

A complete overhaul of the way people navigate the internet has been given the go ahead in Paris.
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N Korea hands over nuclear data

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 20:58
related countries: North Korea North Korea, China China
related places: Beijing

North Korea hands over a long-awaited account of its nuclear programme to China as part of a disarmament deal.
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UK pushes positive discrimination

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 21:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ministers set out plans to allow UK firms to discriminate in favour of female and ethnic minority candidates.
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Mugabe critic is released on bail

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 21:56
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

A senior member of Zimbabwe's opposition party is freed on bail, a day before a controversial presidential poll run-off.
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Many killed in Iraqi bomb attacks

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 22:09
related countries: Iraq Iraq

At least 38 people die in two bombings in Iraq - including a suicide attack on a tribal council meeting in Anbar province.
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Spain crush Russia to reach Euro 2008 final

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 22:37
related countries: Austria Austria, Spain Spain
related places: Vienna

Spain will play Germany in the final of Euro 2008 after they thrash Russia 3-0 in Vienna.
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Italy fingerprint plan criticised

Thursday 26th of June 2008, 23:25
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Roma

Italy's interior minister sparks criticism with a proposal that would see all Roma community members fingerprinted.
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US to ease North Korea sanctions

Friday 27th of June 2008, 0:21
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

The US agrees to lift some sanctions on North Korea after Pyongyang delivers a declaration on its nuclear programme.
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Gunfight

Friday 27th of June 2008, 0:27
related countries: United States United States

Who benefits from the US Supreme Court's gun ruling?
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Greenland denied on whale catch

Friday 27th of June 2008, 1:35
related countries: Greenland Greenland

The first vote at this year's International Whaling Commission meeting denies Greenland's request to hunt humpbacks.
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Mexican police commander killed

Friday 27th of June 2008, 1:52
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Gunmen in Mexico kill a senior police official, in what authorities say could be the latest attack by the country's drugs cartels.
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