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What happend on June 5th 2008

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Slow progress

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 1:00
related countries: China China

Parents of quake victims are angry at official response
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High price

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 1:31
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

South Korea's new president learns true cost of US beef
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Defence begins in R Kelly trial

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 2:03
related countries: United States United States

A journalist who received the sex tape at the centre of the R Kelly child pornography trial is made to testify.
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New trafficking law for Thailand

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 3:27
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand introduces a new law on human trafficking, after accusations it was failing to tackle the problem.
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Marine cleared over Iraq killings

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 4:12
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A US marine is acquitted of charges that he helped cover up the killing of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha in 2005.
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Police still say Scarlett raped

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 6:06
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police say a British girl killed in India was raped - despite tests suggesting she did not have sex before she died.
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Rudd moots EU-style Asia-Pac bloc

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 6:40
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian PM Kevin Rudd proposes the creation of a new Asia-Pacific bloc, similar to the European Union.
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Survivor's story

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 6:49
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Man who fled Kenya's violence tells his story
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Poll rebuff for S Korea president

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 6:59
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

South Korea's ruling party suffers a heavy defeat in its first electoral test, amid a bitter row over US beef imports.
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Russia 'to quiz BP Moscow chief'

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 7:17
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

The head of BP's oil venture in Russia is to be quizzed by Moscow as part of a tax evasion probe, reports say.
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Convictions for Cuban Five upheld

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 8:22
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States

A US appeals court upholds spying convictions for five Cubans, while saying sentences for three can be reconsidered.
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Rebels 'kill' DR Congo refugees

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 8:36
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda Rwanda

Rwanda rebels open fire in a refugee camp in eastern DR Congo, killing at least six people, the UN says.
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Comic arrested for Burma aid runs

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 9:26
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's most famous comedian has been arrested after leading a private effort to deliver aid to cyclone victims.
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'Al-Qaeda' claims Pakistan attack

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 9:26
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Pakistan Pakistan

An Internet posting purportedly by the al-Qaeda says it carried out the bomb attack near the Danish embassy in Pakistan.
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India strike over fuel price rise

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 9:41
related countries: India India

Communist and opposition parties in India hold nationwide protests against the government's 10% rise in fuel prices.
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Nigeria's removal of Shell hailed

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 9:54
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Shell's removal from the oil fields in Nigeria's volatile Ogoniland is welcomed by the son of executed activist Ken Saro-Wiwa.
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Golf: US Open groups announced

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 10:28
related countries: United States United States

World number one Tiger Woods has been paired with number two Phil Mickelson and third-ranked Adam Scott for the US Open.
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Child porn arrests in Australia

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 10:44
related countries: Australia Australia

Police in Australia arrest 70 people in a major crackdown on images of child sex abuse posted on the internet.
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Gaza missile kills one at kibbutz

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 10:49
related countries: Israel Israel

Hamas militants fire a barrage of mortars at Israel from the Gaza Strip, killing one person at a communal farm and injuring two.
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China quake lake now 'critical'

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 11:15
related countries: China China

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao says efforts to ease a swollen quake lake have reached a "critical moment".
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Nepal Maoists give up presidency

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 11:24
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Former Maoist rebels in Nepal agree to give up their claim to the ceremonial post of president.
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China's love affair with the piano

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 11:32
related countries: China China

Viewed as dangerous during the Cultural Revolution, piano playing is now very popular in China, as Petroc Trelawny discovers.
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Gay arrests in Uganda condemned

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 12:13
related countries: Uganda Uganda

A human rights group condemns the arrest of gay rights activists at an Aids conference in Uganda.
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Two dead in Gaza-Israel attacks

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 12:48
related countries: Israel Israel

A Palestinian girl is killed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza launched after militants killed a civilian on an Israeli farm, medics say.
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Papal Ball

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 13:16
related countries: Italy Italy

Can footballing priests save Italian game's soul?
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Test yourself!

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 13:24
related countries: United States United States

Relive the drama of the US primaries with our quiz
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Emirates to send envoy to Baghdad

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 13:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Iraq says the UAE will name an ambassador to Baghdad, the first such move in several years by one of Gulf Arab states.
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Jankovic v Ivanovic as it happened

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 13:48
related countries: France France

Jelena Jankovic faces fellow Serb Ana Ivanovic in the second women's semi-final at the French Open.
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EU tries to calm Georgia tensions

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 13:54
related countries: Georgia Georgia

The EU's foreign policy chief is visiting Georgia and breakaway Abkhazia to try to defuse rising tensions.
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Top Tory MEP in expenses breach

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 14:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The head of the UK Conservative MEPs admits a "technical breach" of the rules on expenses.
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Oil spill threatens Buenos Aires

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 14:39
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Uruguay Uruguay
related places: Buenos Aires

Workers battle to dissolve an oil spill heading towards the coast of Argentina after two ships collide off Uruguay.
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France deports genocide suspect

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 14:55
related countries: France France, Rwanda Rwanda

Genocide suspect Dominique Ntawukuriryayo is transferred from France to the Rwandan war crimes tribunal.
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Beijing unveils official Olympic cheer to spur on Team China

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 15:29
related countries: China China

Beijing Olympic organisers promote an official cheer for patriotic spectators to spur on Team China at the Games.
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Paris mourns legend Saint Laurent

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 15:47
related countries: France France
related places: Paris, Saint-Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent's funeral takes place in a church in central Paris with many celebrities attending.
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Court annuls Turkish headscarf reform

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 16:16
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Muslim

Turkey's highest court blocks government moves to allow college students to wear Muslim headscarves.
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Tennis: Ivanovic to face Safina

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 16:16
related countries: France France

Ana Ivanovic will play 13th seed Dinara Safina in the French Open women's final and will become the new world number one.
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Iran on the Med?

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 16:25
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

How Iran's influence in parts of Lebanon is growing
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Pakistan 'gives militants refuge'

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 16:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

Afghan Foreign Minister Rangin Spanta criticises Pakistan for negotiating peace deals with pro-Taleban militants.
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US inquiry for 'torture' deportee

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 16:53
related countries: Canada Canada, Syria Syria, United States United States

The US is to investigate how it deported a Syrian-born Canadian to Syria where he was allegedly tortured.
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Food summit sees clash of empires

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 17:15
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Conflict over genetically modified foods and biofuels causes major divisions at the UN summit in Rome, says the BBC's David Loyn.
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Medvedev on first visit to West

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 17:33
related countries: Russia Russia, Germany Germany

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says he is concerned about hardening attitudes to Russia in Western Europe.
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Diplomat convoy held in Zimbabwe

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 17:59
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Zimbabwean police detain several US and UK diplomats as they try to investigate political violence, the US envoy says.
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UN food summit stalls over trade

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 18:19
related countries: United States United States

The UN food summit in Rome struggles to reach agreement as Argentina objects to a call to reduce trade barriers.
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Sudanese regime likened to Nazis

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 18:29
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Some of the Sudanese government's behaviour in Darfur is compared to that of the Nazis by the ICC prosecutor.
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Gay soldier's fate grips Brazil

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 19:25
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Botswana Botswana

Brazilian military police arrest a soldier who revealed he was gay to a national news magazine but deny discrimination.
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Veiled tensions

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 21:33
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey faces difficult times after headscarf ruling
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Call for EU to build its own army

Thursday 5th of June 2008, 23:14
related countries: Poland Poland

An influential Polish member of the European parliaments calls for the EU to build its and deploy its own military.
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