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What happend on May 18th 2008

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Georgia condemns Russian actions

Sunday 18th of May 2008, 0:30
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Georgia says it has evidence that Russia is deploying heavy military hardware in the breakaway region of Abkhazia.
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Aid vessel hijacked off Somalia

Sunday 18th of May 2008, 2:21
related countries: Jordan Jordan, Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

A Jordanian-flagged ship carrying sugar, an aid donation to Somalia, is seized by pirates off Mogadishu.
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Aid vessel hijacked off Somalia

Sunday 18th of May 2008, 2:21
related countries: Jordan Jordan, Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

A Jordanian-flagged ship carrying sugar, an aid donation to Somalia, is seized by pirates off Mogadishu.
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Lebanese factions at Qatar talks

Sunday 18th of May 2008, 4:47
related countries: Qatar Qatar, Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanon's rival leaders hold talks in Qatar aimed at pulling the country back from the brink of civil war.
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Edward Kennedy taken to hospital

Sunday 18th of May 2008, 6:55
related countries: United States United States

US Democratic Senator Edward Kennedy recovers in hospital after suffering a "seizure", his office says.
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China praises world's quake aid

Sunday 18th of May 2008, 8:37
related countries: China China

Chinese President Hu Jintao voices his gratitude for the international aid after Monday's deadly earthquake.
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Live - England v New Zealand

Sunday 18th of May 2008, 9:27
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England pass New Zealand's first innings score of 277 but the tourists dominate day four of the Lord's Test.
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Afghans free foreign contractors

Sunday 18th of May 2008, 9:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

Afghan security forces free two foreign workers kidnapped last month, while Pakistan's envoy describes his release.
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Islamists dominate Kuwait polls

Sunday 18th of May 2008, 11:00
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait

Results for the Kuwaiti election show strong gains for conservative Islamists, but women fail to win a seat.
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GP: Rossi secures France victory

Sunday 18th of May 2008, 12:46
related countries: France France

Valentino Rossi wins the French MotoGP to move top of the world championship standings.
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Burma aid situation 'improving'

Sunday 18th of May 2008, 12:49
related countries: Burma Burma

A UK minister in Rangoonsays cyclone aid is now moving, but relief agencies say much more must be done.
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US sniper shot at Koran in Iraq

Sunday 18th of May 2008, 13:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Koran

An American sniper is sent home from Iraq for using a copy of the Koran for target practice, the US military says.
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Afghan student in torture claim

Sunday 18th of May 2008, 14:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An Afghan student sentenced to death for insulting Islam tells a court he confessed under torture.
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Burma head meets storm victims

Sunday 18th of May 2008, 15:48
related countries: Burma Burma

The leader of Burma's military junta meets victims of the country's devastating cyclone for the first time.
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Death penalty over Iraq killing

Sunday 18th of May 2008, 18:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq is sentenced to death for killing Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho.
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BAE bosses briefly quizzed in US

Sunday 18th of May 2008, 18:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Justice

Two senior BAE executives, including boss Mike Turner, are spoken to by the US Department of Justice.
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Bush's 'Israel bias' angers Abbas

Sunday 18th of May 2008, 18:56
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States
related places: Arab

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accuses US President George W Bush of bias towards Israel.
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Deadly blast hits Pakistani town

Sunday 18th of May 2008, 20:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Mardan

At least 13 people are killed in a bomb attack in the north-western Pakistani town of Mardan, police say.
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Teachers throng Paris over cuts

Sunday 18th of May 2008, 21:10
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Thousands of people march in the French capital protesting against President Sarkozy's education reforms.
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China declares national mourning

Sunday 18th of May 2008, 22:36
related countries: China China

China announces three days of mourning for the victims of the quake and the Olympic torch relay will be suspended.
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Ice hockey: Russia win gold

Sunday 18th of May 2008, 23:20
related countries: Canada Canada, Russia Russia

Russia win the ice hockey world championship, dethroning the host Canada 5-4 in the dramatic final.
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