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Guatemala minister dies in crash

Saturday 28th of June 2008, 2:59
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

Guatemalan Interior Minister Vinicio Gomez dies in a helicopter crash north of the capital, officials say.
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Deadly blast hits Lebanese city

Saturday 28th of June 2008, 6:38
related countries: Libya Libya, Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Tripoli

An explosion in a block of flats in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli kills at least two people, officials say.
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US handgun ban challenge spreads

Saturday 28th of June 2008, 7:51
related countries: United States United States

A powerful US gun lobby group contests handgun bans in two cities after the Supreme Court struck down a ban in DC.
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Beijing Olympic Bird's Nest ready

Saturday 28th of June 2008, 8:59
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

The main venue for Beijing's Olympic Games - the "Bird's Nest" stadium - is complete and fully operational, say officials.
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UN 'regrets' Zimbabwe election

Saturday 28th of June 2008, 9:46
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

The UN Security Council says it deeply regrets Zimbabwe's decision to press ahead with the presidential poll.
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US doubts over NK nuclear plans

Saturday 28th of June 2008, 11:09
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says there are still unanswered questions over North Korea's nuclear programme.
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China's punctured health care system

Saturday 28th of June 2008, 11:10
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Going to see a doctor or having an operation is too expensive for many, reports Jill McGivering in Beijing.
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Russia's new faith... in itself

Saturday 28th of June 2008, 11:17
related countries: Russia Russia

James Rodgers says Russia is experiencing a new patriotism, reflected in its economic and sporting successes.
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Pakistan army attacks militants

Saturday 28th of June 2008, 12:06
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar

Pakistan's military launches an offensive against militants near the main north-western city of Peshawar, say officials.
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Zimbabwe sanctions 'not helpful'

Saturday 28th of June 2008, 13:21
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Kenya responds to Western demands for sanctions against Zimbabwe by saying they are unlikely to work.
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Indonesia air crash bodies found

Saturday 28th of June 2008, 14:25
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesian rescuers recover the bodies of 18 people who were on board a plane which crashed into a mountain.
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Fresh clashes in Kashmir land row

Saturday 28th of June 2008, 14:52
related countries: India India

Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir fire bullets to quell big Muslim rallies against the transfer of land to a Hindu trust.
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UN aid workers freed in Somalia

Saturday 28th of June 2008, 15:37
related countries: Sweden Sweden, Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

Somali gunmen free two UN aid workers from Denmark and Sweden - just hours after seizing them, officials say.
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Kosovo Serbs launch new assembly

Saturday 28th of June 2008, 18:42
related countries: Albania Albania

An assembly set up by Kosovo Serbs holds its first session in defiance of the majority ethnic Albanian government.
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Clashes in Seoul over US beef row

Saturday 28th of June 2008, 19:44
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Seoul

South Korean police use water cannon to disperse a big protest in Seoul against the resumption of US beef imports.
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Mugabe 'preparing to be sworn in'

Saturday 28th of June 2008, 20:13
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe is expected to be sworn in as Zimbabwe's president on Sunday after a landslide poll win, official sources say.
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Football fever

Saturday 28th of June 2008, 22:00
related countries: Germany Germany, Spain Spain

German and Spanish fans eagerly await final
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US rivals clash over immigration

Saturday 28th of June 2008, 22:29
related countries: United States United States

US presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain spar over immigration as they court Hispanic voters.
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Iran exiles back armed opposition

Saturday 28th of June 2008, 22:57
related countries: France France, Iran Iran

Thousands of supporters of Iran's outlawed opposition rally in France to end international bans on its armed wing.
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Tobacco giant 'breaks youth code'

Saturday 28th of June 2008, 23:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK tobacco firm is breaking its own marketing code covering cigarette sales to young Africans, a BBC investigation finds.
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