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Gunman kills eight in Philippines

Monday 19th of May 2008, 2:38
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Manila

A man shoots dead eight people, including five children, in a gun rampage near the Philippines capital, Manila.
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Police chief steps down in Mexico

Monday 19th of May 2008, 3:48
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Ciudad Juarez

The police chief of the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez quits after a wave of violence involving drug gangs.
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Religious leader held in Bangladesh

Monday 19th of May 2008, 4:06
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

The leader of Bangladesh's largest religious party is detained in the government's anti-corruption drive.
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Pakistan warning to food hoarders

Monday 19th of May 2008, 4:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Authorities in Pakistan warn that anyone hoarding wheat will have their stocks confiscated.
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DNA damage 'from pesticides'

Monday 19th of May 2008, 5:44
related countries: India India

Pesticides could have damaged the DNA of people in agricultural communities, new research in India suggests.
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Top Farc woman surrenders

Monday 19th of May 2008, 7:12
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A senior Farc rebel commander known as "Karina" hands herself over to Colombia's authorities.
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Citizenship for Bihari refugees

Monday 19th of May 2008, 7:47
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

A court in Bangladesh rules that some 150,000 Urdu-speaking Muslim refugees have the right to be Bangladeshi citizens.
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'Snipers primed' in Zimbabwe plot

Monday 19th of May 2008, 9:39
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's opposition alleges the military is plotting to assassinate its presidential candidate using snipers.
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Berber riots rock Algerian town

Monday 19th of May 2008, 9:42
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Hundreds of Algerian police officers head to a southern town after days of clashes between Berbers and Arabs.
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Clean sweep for Ethiopian party

Monday 19th of May 2008, 10:15
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopia's ruling party wins all but a handful of local council seats, including the capital, after an opposition boycott.
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UK to vote on hybrid embryo laws

Monday 19th of May 2008, 10:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

MPs are to vote on a series of possible reforms to the UK's embryology laws, including the creation of hybrid embryos.
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China in mourning over earthquake

Monday 19th of May 2008, 10:41
related countries: China China

China begins three days of mourning for earthquake victims, with a three-minute silence and half-mast flags.
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Forum seeks cluster bomb ban

Monday 19th of May 2008, 10:47
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

Diplomats from around the world are gathering in Dublin to secure a treaty banning the use of cluster bombs.
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Burma 'to take more foreign aid'

Monday 19th of May 2008, 10:57
related countries: Burma Burma

Cyclone-hit Burma has agreed to accept increased assistance from Asean nations, the regional grouping says.
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Cricket: Zondeki set for SA tour

Monday 19th of May 2008, 12:01
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

South Africa fast bowler Monde Zondeki looks set to tour England after he is awarded a central contract.
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Thousands flee S Africa attacks

Monday 19th of May 2008, 12:14
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Some 6,000 people have fled a wave of attacks on foreigners in South Africa leaving at least 22 dead.
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Malaysia's Mahathir quits party

Monday 19th of May 2008, 12:41
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysia's ex-PM Mahathir Mohamad resigns from the ruling party in protest at its poor election result.
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Tennis: Roddick out of French

Monday 19th of May 2008, 13:01
related countries: France France

World number six Andy Roddick will miss the French Open with a shoulder injury.
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Nigerian senator hands herself in

Monday 19th of May 2008, 13:43
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Senator Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello, the ex-president's daughter, comes out of hiding and is remanded in custody.
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Lebanese unity plan 'in trouble'

Monday 19th of May 2008, 14:13
related countries: Qatar Qatar, Lebanon Lebanon

The Qatari hosts of Lebanon crisis talks await a response from rival factions to a unity cabinet proposal
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Iraq al-Qaeda leader 'seized'

Monday 19th of May 2008, 14:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Mosul

Iraqi police say they have captured a senior al-Qaeda commander in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
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Dalai Lama meets German minister

Monday 19th of May 2008, 14:22
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

The exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, the Dalai Lama, meets a German minister ahead of a rally in the capital, Berlin.
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Burma to mourn cyclone's victims

Monday 19th of May 2008, 15:23
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma declares three days of mourning for victims of Cyclone Nargis - 17 days after the deadly storm struck.
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Neapolitans torch rubbish piles

Monday 19th of May 2008, 17:20
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Naples

Naples fire crews battle blazes overnight as Italy's prime minister prepares to address the city's rubbish crisis.
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Egypt discusses Hamas with Israel

Monday 19th of May 2008, 17:38
related countries: Israel Israel, Egypt Egypt

The Egyptian president meets Israel's defence minister amid Egyptian efforts to broker a truce in Gaza with Hamas.
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Odinga calls for Kenyan amnesty

Monday 19th of May 2008, 17:53
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's Prime Minister Raila Odinga pushes for the release of his supporters arrested for political violence.
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Reliance in major Hollywood deal

Monday 19th of May 2008, 17:59
related countries: India India

Indian's Reliance Big Entertainment group says it has signed deals with eight Hollywood production houses.
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Iran arrests Bahai 'leadership'

Monday 19th of May 2008, 18:48
related countries: Iran Iran

Members of the Bahai faith say their entire leadership in Iran have been arrested by the authorities.
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Go-ahead for Iceland whale hunt

Monday 19th of May 2008, 21:42
related countries: Iceland Iceland

Iceland's minke whale hunt is set to begin, with green activists warning of damage to the country's reputation.
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Gunmen 'kill 11 Iraqi recruits'

Monday 19th of May 2008, 21:52
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Mosul

Eleven Iraqi police recruits are shot dead near Mosul as US and Iraqi forces try to crack down on al-Qaeda.
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'Nazi guard' loses last US appeal

Monday 19th of May 2008, 21:57
related countries: United States United States

A man accused of being a guard at a Nazi death camp in World War II loses his final appeal to stay in the US.
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Cuba accuses US envoy on funds

Monday 19th of May 2008, 22:12
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States

Cuba accuses the top US diplomat in Havana of passing on funds from an exile Cuban group to a leading dissident.
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US 'violated Venezuela airspace'

Monday 19th of May 2008, 23:47
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, United States United States

Venezuela demands an explanation from Washington after a US military aircraft enters its airspace.
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