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What happend on May 24th 2008

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Appeal over US sect raid ruling

Saturday 24th of May 2008, 0:10
related countries: United States United States

Texan officials to appeal against a court ruling that they had no right to seize 463 children from a polygamist sect last month.
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Local concerns over Indian utopia

Saturday 24th of May 2008, 0:31
related countries: India India

Rachel Wright gets a glimpse inside a community promising the ideal society, in southern India.
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Saturday 24th of May 2008, 1:46
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico's attorney-general says murders related to organised crime have jumped by almost 50% to 1,378.
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Floods wreak havoc across Chile

Saturday 24th of May 2008, 5:10
related countries: Chile Chile

At least five people die and thousands are left homeless after torrential rains cause severe flooding in Chile.
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Cricket: Windies under pressure

Saturday 24th of May 2008, 5:16
related countries: Australia Australia

Stuart Clark takes three quick wickets as Australia have the better of day two of the first Test against West Indies.
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Foot find confuses Canada police

Saturday 24th of May 2008, 6:05
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian police are baffled by the discovery of a human foot on a beach - the fourth in eight months.
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Pakistan militant 'holds to deal'

Saturday 24th of May 2008, 9:53
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar

A top Taleban commander in Pakistan says his forces stand by a ceasefire agreement, despite recent bomb attacks.
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Indonesia pushes up fuel prices

Saturday 24th of May 2008, 11:20
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

The Indonesian government raises fuel prices by nearly 30%, prompting fears of widespread unrest.
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Great Barrier Reef divers found

Saturday 24th of May 2008, 11:32
related countries: Australia Australia

Two missing scuba divers are found alive after spending a night missing on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
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Tennis: Nadal set for title defence

Saturday 24th of May 2008, 12:55
related countries: France France

Rafael Nadal plays down comparisons with fellow clay-court great Bjorn Borg on the eve of his bid for a fourth straight French Open title.
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Cautious response to Burma vow

Saturday 24th of May 2008, 13:55
related countries: Burma Burma

Aid agencies give a cautious welcome to Burma's pledge to let in all foreign aid workers to help cyclone survivors.
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Tsvangirai flies back to Zimbabwe

Saturday 24th of May 2008, 14:27
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai returns to Harare to begin his run-off campaign for president.
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China condemns Dalai Lama talks

Saturday 24th of May 2008, 15:17
related countries: China China

China has criticised Gordon Brown for taking part in talks with Tibet's exiled leader, the Dalai Lama.
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Move to slash Musharraf's powers

Saturday 24th of May 2008, 16:26
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The leader of Pakistan's main party proposes amending the constitution to reduce the powers of the president.
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Indiana angers Russian Communists

Saturday 24th of May 2008, 16:45
related countries: Russia Russia

Communist party members in Russia call for the new Indiana Jones film to be banned for "distorting history".
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Tsvangirai 'confident of victory'

Saturday 24th of May 2008, 17:27
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says he will win a June run-off presidential poll, as he returns to Zimbabwe.
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German services seize 'eBay baby'

Saturday 24th of May 2008, 17:57
related countries: Germany Germany

Authorities in Germany take a baby boy into care after his parents offer him for sale on eBay "as a joke".
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Blaze 'sets off Russian rockets'

Saturday 24th of May 2008, 20:28
related countries: Russia Russia

A fire at an arms depot in north Russia reportedly sets off several missiles but causes no injuries.
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Ban praises China quake response

Saturday 24th of May 2008, 20:51
related countries: China China

The UN head hails China's "extraordinary" response to the Sichuan quake as the toll tops 60,000.
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Tennis: Injured Tsonga pulls out

Saturday 24th of May 2008, 21:33
related countries: France France, Aruba Aruba

Australian Open runner-up Jo-Wilfried Tsonga withdraws from the French Open due to a knee injury.
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Mexico shark attack kills surfer

Saturday 24th of May 2008, 23:00
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Acapulco

A 21-year-old surfer dies after a shark bite off a beach near Acapulco, Mexico, in the area's second recent fatal attack.
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Russia scoops Eurovision victory

Saturday 24th of May 2008, 23:18
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
related places: Belgrade

Russia wins the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time with singer Dima Bilan - but the UK comes last.
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Former DR Congo leader arrested

Saturday 24th of May 2008, 23:42
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

A former vice-president of the DR Congo, Jean-Pierre Bemba, is arrested in Belgium on charges of war crimes.
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