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What happend on May 23rd 2008

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Quebec rejects removing crucifix

Friday 23rd of May 2008, 3:29
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Quebec

The government of the Canadian province of Quebec rejects a proposal to remove a crucifix from parliament.
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Relief for Gujarat riot victims

Friday 23rd of May 2008, 6:09
related countries: India India

India's government announces an $80m relief package for the victims of anti-Muslim Gujarat riots in 2002.
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UN head pressures Burma's leader

Friday 23rd of May 2008, 6:31
related countries: Burma Burma

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon meets Burma's military leader to call for more foreign aid for cyclone victims.
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Cricket: Australia in command

Friday 23rd of May 2008, 7:16
related countries: Australia Australia

Skipper Ricky Ponting hits 158 as Australia reach 301-4 on day one of the first Test against West Indies.
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Portugal back in Eurovision final

Friday 23rd of May 2008, 8:18
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Portugal return to their first Eurovision final in five years after making it through the second qualifier.
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Congo death sentences condemned

Friday 23rd of May 2008, 9:03
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The sentencing to death of three people for the murder of a journalist in DR Congo is widely condemned.
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Suicide bomb kills Afghan troops

Friday 23rd of May 2008, 9:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A suicide bomber blows himself up in eastern Afghanistan, killing four Afghan soldiers and a child.
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McCain drops backer on sermon

Friday 23rd of May 2008, 9:13
related countries: United States United States

US White House hopeful John McCain rejects support from a preacher who said Hitler carried out "God's plan".
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New Russian leader visits China

Friday 23rd of May 2008, 9:21
related countries: Russia Russia, China China

Russia's President Medvedev arrives in China for talks with President Hu, on his first foreign tour.
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Live - England v New Zealand

Friday 23rd of May 2008, 9:29
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand are 202-4 when bad light stops play on day one of the second Test.
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Gunmen kill Pakistani journalist

Friday 23rd of May 2008, 9:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Gunmen kill a Pakistani journalist after he interviews a spokesman for local militants, officials say.
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US spending in Iraq ignored rules

Friday 23rd of May 2008, 10:15
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

An audit of $8bn paid to contractors in Iraq finds that almost none of the payments complied with US federal laws.
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French Open women's live scores

Friday 23rd of May 2008, 10:39
related countries: France France

French Open women's live scores
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Court awards islet to Singapore

Friday 23rd of May 2008, 10:51
related countries: Singapore Singapore

The UN court in The Hague rules in favour of Singapore in a long dispute with Malaysia over a tiny island.
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Five killed in Gaza incursions

Friday 23rd of May 2008, 11:09
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Five Palestinian militants have been killed during Israeli incursions into the Gaza Strip, reports say.
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Migrants killed in French crash

Friday 23rd of May 2008, 11:12
related countries: France France, Morocco Morocco

Seven people are killed and 25 injured after a bus carrying Moroccan migrants crashes in central France.
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Munch's Scream back on display

Friday 23rd of May 2008, 11:38
related countries: Norway Norway

Edvard Munch's painting The Scream, damaged by armed robbers in 2004, goes back on public display in Norway.
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China talks to resume - Taiwan

Friday 23rd of May 2008, 11:52
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, China China

Taiwan and China are to resume direct talks next month after over a decade, says officials.
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Germany ratifies EU reform treaty

Friday 23rd of May 2008, 11:54
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany completes ratification of the European Union's reform treaty.
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Olmert questioned on 'corruption'

Friday 23rd of May 2008, 12:07
related countries: Israel Israel

Police in Israel question Prime Minister Ehud Olmert for a second time in an ongoing corruption investigation.
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Journalist in Sri Lanka kidnapped

Friday 23rd of May 2008, 12:14
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

Journalists protest in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, after a colleague was abducted and beaten up.
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Karachi shares fall on rate rise

Friday 23rd of May 2008, 12:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's main stock index falls almost 5% after interest rates jumped to 12.5% from 10% to slow the inflation rate.
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Horseback raid on Darfur troops

Friday 23rd of May 2008, 13:02
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Armed men on horseback attack and steal the weapons of UN peacekeepers in Sudan's Darfur region.
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Burma 'to let in all aid workers'

Friday 23rd of May 2008, 13:42
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's top leader agrees to let in all foreign aid workers to help in cyclone-hit areas, the UN secretary general says.
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Gambia gay death threat condemned

Friday 23rd of May 2008, 14:28
related countries: The Gambia The Gambia

Gay activists condemn the Gambian president's threat to "cut off the heads" of homosexuals.
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Medvedev condemns US shield

Friday 23rd of May 2008, 14:36
related countries: United States United States, Russia Russia, China China

Russia and China jointly condemn the planned US missile defence shield, saying it harms disarmament efforts.
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SA violence spreads to Cape Town

Friday 23rd of May 2008, 16:05
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Cape Town

Deadly attacks against foreigners in South Africa spread to the second-largest city, Cape Town.
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Peacekeepers sell arms to Somalis

Friday 23rd of May 2008, 16:30
related countries: Uganda Uganda, Somalia Somalia

Ugandan peacekeepers in Somalia have been selling arms to insurgents, a United Nations report says.
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McCain bid to reassure on health

Friday 23rd of May 2008, 16:34
related countries: United States United States

Senator John McCain releases medical records to help counter concerns he is too old to be US president.
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Cricket: England kept at bay

Friday 23rd of May 2008, 16:43
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Ross Taylor hits an unbeaten 67 as New Zealand make 202-4 on a shortened first day of the second Test at Old Trafford.
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Georgian poll landslide confirmed

Friday 23rd of May 2008, 16:50
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Election results confirm a huge majority for Georgia's ruling party, but the opposition says it will boycott parliament.
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Brown holds talks with Dalai Lama

Friday 23rd of May 2008, 17:15
related countries: China China

The prime minister discusses relations between China and the people of Tibet at a meeting with the Dalai Lama.
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Georgia opposition vows boycott

Friday 23rd of May 2008, 17:41
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgia's main opposition bloc says it will boycott the new parliament, alleging the general poll was rigged.
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ANC call to 'retake the streets'

Friday 23rd of May 2008, 18:08
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The secretary general of South Africa's ruling ANC calls for local groups to combat attacks on foreigners.
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Vast cracks appear in Arctic ice

Friday 23rd of May 2008, 18:29
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian research expedition finds dramatic evidence of the break-up of the Arctic ice-cap.
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S America nations found union

Friday 23rd of May 2008, 20:00
related countries: United States United States

The leaders of 12 South American nations found a union to boost economic and political co-operation.
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Guantanamo detainee wins ruling

Friday 23rd of May 2008, 23:36
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

Canada acted illegally by turning over information about a Canadian terror suspect to the US, the country's top court rules.
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