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What happend on June 4th 2008

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Japan space lab anchored to ISS

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 0:13
related countries: Japan Japan

A team of astronauts manage to attach the $1bn Japanese laboratory Kibo to the International Space Station.
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Detentions over Indonesia clashes

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 4:45
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesian police detain members of a hard-line Muslim group, after clashes at a rally for religious tolerance.
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India 'bribery' minister sacked

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 5:22
related countries: India India

A minister in India's Assam state is sacked after being arrested for allegedly trying to bribe police.
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Rally to mark Tiananmen victims

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 5:57
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Activists in Hong Kong prepare to mark the 19th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown.
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World Bank in Afghan aid warning

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 6:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The World Bank calls on President Karzai's government to improve the way aid money is spent.
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Sarwan century seals draw with Aussies

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 6:53
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda, Australia Australia

A fine innings of 128 from Ramnaresh Sarwan helps the West Indies to draw in the second Test against Australia in Antigua.
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Hollywood actor Mel Ferrer dies

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 8:14
related countries: United States United States

US actor and filmmaker Mel Ferrer, who was once married to actress Audrey Hepburn, dies at the age of 90.
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Can private firms improve the NHS?

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 8:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Executives from private companies could be brought in to run failing NHS trusts in England. Would private sector management improve the NHS?
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Israeli warning over nuclear Iran

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 8:54
related countries: Israel Israel, Iran Iran

Israeli PM Ehud Olmert says "drastic measures" must be used to prevent Iran obtaining nuclear weapons.
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US aid ships to leave Burma

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 9:04
related countries: Burma Burma, United States United States

US Navy ships are to leave Burma's coastline because the government will not let them help cyclone victims.
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Former Israeli minister indicted

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 9:25
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Tel Aviv

Former Israeli Finance Minister and Olmert stalwart Avraham Hirchson is charged with embezzlement in Tel Aviv.
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Irish farmers support EU treaty

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 9:29
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Portugal Portugal

The influential Irish Farmers' Association throws its support behind the EU's Lisbon Treaty ahead of a key referendum.
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Green light for Angolan elections

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 9:29
related countries: Angola Angola

Election organisers in Angola give the go-ahead for the first parliamentary polls since 1992.
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New probe into Victor Jara murder

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 10:28
related countries: Chile Chile

A judge in Chile re-opens an investigation into the death of folk singer Victor Jara under the Pinochet government.
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Thousands arrested in Bangladesh

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 10:34
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Police in Bangladesh arrest more than 10,000 people since launching a crackdown on crime at the weekend.
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Peru to protect isolated tribes

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 10:47
related countries: Peru Peru

Authorities in Peru seek to protect some of the last indigenous tribes to avoid contact with the outside world.
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Europe synagogue to be dedicated

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 10:54
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

The main synagogue in Brussels is to be re-dedicated as the Great Synagogue of Europe.
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Ethiopia starts restoring obelisk

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 10:56
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Italy Italy

Work begins to restore a historic obelisk in Ethiopia's ancient city of Axum, after it was returned from Italy.
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India forced to raise fuel prices

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 11:03
related countries: India India

India raises prices of petroleum products amid fears of inflation ahead of elections next year.
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German shops running out of milk

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 12:02
related countries: Germany Germany

Shops in Germany say they are running out of milk after seven days of protests by dairy farmers over low prices.
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Apology after Afghan sex claims

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 12:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Australia Australia

Australia's military says sorry to Bollywood entertainer Tania Zeta over false claims she had sex with troops in Afghanistan.
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Price rises hit Indonesia parents

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 12:42
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Financial pressures in Indonesia are causing families to give up their children, the charity Save the Children finds.
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Egypt's leader makes headlines by paying taxes - on a box of dates

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 13:26
related countries: Egypt Egypt

An Egyptian paper causes a stir by publishing "proof" that the president pays his taxes.
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Thai turmoil?

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 13:45
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Political wrangling behind the new coup rumours
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Obama claims Democratic victory

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 13:53
related countries: United States United States

Barack Obama says he has clinched the Democratic Party's nomination for the US presidential election.
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Bomb targets Sri Lanka commuters

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 14:57
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

A bomb injures at least 24 people on a packed commuter train in Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo, officials say.
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Fishermen clash with police at EU

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 15:29
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Police clash with fishermen protesting against the high cost of fuel outside EU headquarters in Brussels.
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Nepal's ex-king given new palace

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 15:33
related countries: Nepal Nepal
related places: Kathmandu

Nepal's cabinet allows the deposed king, Gyanendra, to move to a palace in a forest just outside Kathmandu.
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Armies 'head for central Sudan'

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 15:33
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Rival troops from north and south are converging on central Sudan, a UN official tells the BBC.
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Saudis launch Islamic unity drive

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 15:41
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's king urges Muslims to speak with one voice ahead of a planned interfaith dialogue with Jews and Christians.
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Tennis: Federer & Monfils to meet in semi

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 16:01
related countries: France France

World number one Roger Federer will meet Gael Monfils in the French Open semi-finals.
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Deadly suicide blast in Baghdad

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 16:10
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

A suicide bomb - the biggest in months in the Iraqi capital - kills at least 15 people near the home of a senior police general.
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Four on 2016 Olympics short-list

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 16:14
related countries: Japan Japan, Spain Spain
related places: Rio, Madrid

Chicago, Madrid, Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro are shortlisted by the International Olympic Committee to host the 2016 Olympic Games.
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Congo 'to attack Ugandan rebels'

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 16:40
related countries: Uganda Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Congolese army forms a plan take military action against Uganda's rebel leader, based in DR Congo.
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Flood threat to Iraq Shia shrines

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 17:08
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Karbala'

Officials in Karbala say the mausoleum of Shia Islam's most revered leader is threatened with structural damage.
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Size is everything for Syria's - and the world's - biggest restaurant

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 17:47
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria already boasts some of the world's best food - now it can also claim the world's largest restaurant.
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Musharraf treason demands grow

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 18:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Lahore

Pakistani ex-servicemen in Lahore give their backing to calls for President Musharraf to be tried for treason.
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Obama pledges support for Israel

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 18:56
related countries: Israel Israel

Barack Obama gives Israel strong backing in his first foreign policy speech since declaring victory in Democratic campaign.
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Tsvangirai detained in Zimbabwe

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 19:06
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is detained by police during campaigning for the presidential election.
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Slovenia sparks EU nuclear alert

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 20:28
related countries: Slovenia Slovenia

A leak prompts Slovenia to shut down its only nuclear plant, but the EU says it is now under control.
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Opposition leader freed in Zimbabwe

Wednesday 4th of June 2008, 22:21
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is released after eight hours of police detention, a spokesman says.
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