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What happend on May 15th 2008

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US lists polar bear as threatened

Thursday 15th of May 2008, 1:18
related countries: United States United States

The US lists the polar bear as a threatened species but says the decision will not affect climate change policies.
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India issues blast suspect sketch

Thursday 15th of May 2008, 6:28
related countries: India India
related places: Jaipur

Police in India issue a photofit of a man whom they want to question in connection with deadly blasts in Jaipur.
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China airdrop for quake survivors

Thursday 15th of May 2008, 7:03
related countries: China China

China ramps up relief efforts with more troops and helicopters as the search for earthquake survivors goes on.
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'Fourteen killed' by Assam rebels

Thursday 15th of May 2008, 8:22
related countries: India India

Separatist rebels in India's troubled north-eastern state of Assam say that they have killed 14 people in two separate attacks.
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Afghan police hit by bomb attack

Thursday 15th of May 2008, 9:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least five policeman and two civilians are killed by a female suicide attacker in western Afghanistan.
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Sudan clashes prompt UN pullout

Thursday 15th of May 2008, 9:05
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Abyei

The UN withdraws non-essential staff after clashes in oil-rich Abyei which straddles Sudan's north and south.
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Mexican tortilla prices 'up 18%'

Thursday 15th of May 2008, 9:20
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Tortilla prices in Mexico are set to rise by 18% over the next few weeks, an industry group says.
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Net video lands US man in prison

Thursday 15th of May 2008, 9:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

A US man who posted an internet video taunting police to arrest him is jailed for more than six years in Florida.
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Australian anger over Fiji threat

Thursday 15th of May 2008, 10:05
related countries: Australia Australia, Fiji Fiji, Aruba Aruba

Australia asks Fiji to increase security for its top diplomat after a second "credible" death threat in two weeks.
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UN chief to send envoy to Burma

Thursday 15th of May 2008, 10:26
related countries: Burma Burma

Ban Ki-moon is to send a top official to Burma, where the UN says 2.5m people have been affected by the cyclone.
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Israel warns of Gaza rocket range

Thursday 15th of May 2008, 10:55
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's intelligence chief says Palestinian militants will soon double the range of rockets they fire from Gaza.
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Burma 'approves constitution'

Thursday 15th of May 2008, 12:04
related countries: Burma Burma

More than 90% of Burmese voters approve a new constitution in a referendum, state media say.
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Nigerian film producer in court

Thursday 15th of May 2008, 12:15
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A film maker in northern Nigeria who defied Islamic censors faces jail.
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Comoran rebel loses asylum plea

Thursday 15th of May 2008, 13:04
related countries: Comoros Comoros, France France

France rejects a request for asylum by the ousted rebel leader of the Comoran island of Anjouan.
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Italian police swoop on migrants

Thursday 15th of May 2008, 13:36
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian police arrest hundreds of suspected illegal immigrants in raids across the country.
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Edwards endorses Obama in US race

Thursday 15th of May 2008, 13:55
related countries: United States United States

US Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama has been endorsed by former rival John Edwards.
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Pakistan battles power shortages

Thursday 15th of May 2008, 14:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan is switching to daylight saving next month to help reduce the effects of power shortages.
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Taylor 'ignored rebel protests'

Thursday 15th of May 2008, 14:52
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Liberia's Charles Taylor rejected Sierra Leone rebel complaints about his troops' behaviour, an ex-ally says.
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Nigeria evictions condemned

Thursday 15th of May 2008, 14:57
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Abuja

The Nigerian government forced the evictions of 800,000 people from slums in Abuja, a report says.
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Uttar Pradesh storm toll rises

Thursday 15th of May 2008, 14:57
related countries: India India

The official death toll in Wednesday's storm in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh rises to 94.
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Abbas pledge on 'catastrophe' day

Thursday 15th of May 2008, 14:59
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas vows to end Israel's occupation of Palestinian territory.
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Burma aid 'must be monitored'

Thursday 15th of May 2008, 15:17
related countries: Burma Burma

Countries sending aid to Burma must monitor it closely to stop the junta seizing it, a rights group says.
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Amazon 'needs economic chance'

Thursday 15th of May 2008, 15:34
related countries: Brazil Brazil

The minister in charge of Brazil's rainforest says conservation and economic development go hand in hand.
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Vietnam drugs haul 'largest ever'

Thursday 15th of May 2008, 15:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Vietnam Vietnam

Police in Vietnam say they have found nearly nine tons of cannabis in a shipment of blue jeans from Pakistan.
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Obama attacks Bush over Iran barb

Thursday 15th of May 2008, 15:48
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Bush

US presidential hopeful Barack Obama interprets a speech by President Bush as an attack on his foreign policy.
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Hezbollah 'to restore normality'

Thursday 15th of May 2008, 16:04
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The Hezbollah opposition pledges to return "normality" to Lebanon, a week after Beirut was engulfed by battles.
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Zimbabwe bank issues $500m note

Thursday 15th of May 2008, 16:12
related countries: United States United States

Zimbabwe issues a Z$500m banknote, worth US$2, as the opposition calls for an emergency summit.
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Spain officials mourn bomb victim

Thursday 15th of May 2008, 16:45
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish ministers and royalty attend the funeral of a civil guard killed in a car bombing blamed on Basque separatists.
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Group jailed for Moscow bombing

Thursday 15th of May 2008, 17:22
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

A Moscow court jails eight men for a bomb attack on a market that killed 14 people in 2006.
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Cricket: NZ hold England

Thursday 15th of May 2008, 17:26
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Brendon McCullum smashes 97 as New Zealand reach 208-6 after a truncated opening day of the series against England.
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Football: Deco free to move

Thursday 15th of May 2008, 17:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Barcelona midfielder Deco could be on his way to England after he is given permission to talk to other clubs.
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Deal seeks to end Lebanon strife

Thursday 15th of May 2008, 17:52
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Arab League mediators broker a deal aimed at ending fighting in Lebanon that raised fears of a new civil war.
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US House rejects war funding bill

Thursday 15th of May 2008, 21:52
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Democrat

The Democrat-controlled US House of Representatives rejects a bill to fund wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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China quake toll 'to top 50,000'

Thursday 15th of May 2008, 22:52
related countries: China China

China's government fears more than 50,000 people may have died in the Sichuan earthquake, state media say.
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