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What happend on May 26th 2008

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Peru recovers mass grave bodies

Monday 26th of May 2008, 1:56
related countries: Peru Peru

Investigators in Peru say they have recovered the remains of at least 25 people from a mass grave - the possible site of a 1984 massacre.
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Nepal bans rallies in Kathmandu

Monday 26th of May 2008, 4:29
related countries: Nepal Nepal
related places: Kathmandu

Authorities in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, ban rallies in strategic areas ahead of the constituent assembly meeting.
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BJP wins Karnataka assembly polls

Monday 26th of May 2008, 5:42
related countries: India India

The Hindu nationalist BJP wins the assembly polls in the southern Indian state of Karnataka.
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Reliance joins MTN takeover fray

Monday 26th of May 2008, 6:02
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Reliance Communications enters talks with South African mobile firm MTN after rival Bharti Airtel pulls out.
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Lost divers 'should pay rescue'

Monday 26th of May 2008, 8:05
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australian officials suggest two foreign divers should pay for their rescue after selling their story to the media.
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UK 'should back' carbon rations

Monday 26th of May 2008, 8:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British government should go ahead with a scheme for personal "carbon credits", a committee of MPs says.
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Storms kill eight in central US

Monday 26th of May 2008, 8:38
related countries: United States United States

Tornadoes and storms sweep through the US, killing at least eight people and destroying many homes.
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Mozambicans flee S Africa riots

Monday 26th of May 2008, 9:09
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Mozambique Mozambique

Mozambique says 20,000 of its citizens fled attacks in South Africa as reconciliation efforts get under way.
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Death penalty for Japan gangster

Monday 26th of May 2008, 9:37
related countries: Japan Japan

A Japanese court sentences a gangster to death for the murder of Nagasaki Mayor Iccho Ito in April 2007.
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Taiwan party chief heads to China

Monday 26th of May 2008, 9:42
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, China China

The chairman of Taiwan's ruling party arrives in China, for a visit being seen as another sign of warming ties.
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Chinese troops tackle quake lake

Monday 26th of May 2008, 9:43
related countries: China China

Chinese troops work to unblock a lake formed by the earthquake, as the toll from Sunday's aftershock rises.
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EU to seek new pact with Russia

Monday 26th of May 2008, 9:56
related countries: Russia Russia

The European Union approves long-delayed talks on a new partnership agreement with Russia.
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UN official sees Burma progress

Monday 26th of May 2008, 10:33
related countries: Burma Burma

A UN official says there are fragile signs that Burma's co-operation with international relief agencies is improving.
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Burundi rebels in ceasefire pact

Monday 26th of May 2008, 10:49
related countries: Burundi Burundi

Burundi's government and last active rebel group sign a ceasefire ending renewed fighting.
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Pipeline blown up in Niger Delta

Monday 26th of May 2008, 11:37
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Niger Niger

Nigeria's military confirms an attack on a Shell pipeline, but denies a militant claim that it lost 11 soldiers in the raid.
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First tasks for Lebanon president

Monday 26th of May 2008, 11:45
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Baabda

Lebanon's' new President, Michel Suleiman, arrives at Baabda palace to begin his first full day in office.
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UN backs Georgia over drone claim

Monday 26th of May 2008, 12:36
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

A Russian jet did shoot down a Georgian drone over breakaway Abkhazia last month, UN monitors say.
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Protesters decry Georgia election

Monday 26th of May 2008, 13:08
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Opposition supporters in Georgia hold independence day protests over last week's election results.
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Court sentences Mengistu to death

Monday 26th of May 2008, 13:21
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopia's Supreme Court sentences former ruler Mengistu Haile Mariam - in absentia - to death.
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Live - W Indies v Australia

Monday 26th of May 2008, 15:10
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia are looking to extend their series lead in the second ODI against West Indies.
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Egypt renews emergency law

Monday 26th of May 2008, 15:15
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's parliament extends emergency rule, although the president pledged to replace it three years ago.
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Uganda sets up war crimes court

Monday 26th of May 2008, 15:17
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Uganda sets up a court to try cases of human rights abuses in the north with the mandate to try rebel leaders.
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Dozens held in Naples mafia raids

Monday 26th of May 2008, 15:20
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Naples

About 50 alleged members of the Naples mafia, the Camorra, are arrested in Italian police raids.
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Malawi coup claim mocked

Monday 26th of May 2008, 16:23
related countries: Malawi Malawi

Malawi's former leader Bakili Muluzi tells the BBC the idea of him being involved in a coup plot is "laughable".
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Swiss to return drug lord's money

Monday 26th of May 2008, 16:40
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, Aruba Aruba

Switzerland's top court rules that a convicted Australian drug trafficker is entitled to reclaim a $500,000 bank deposit.
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Tennis: Federer goes through

Monday 26th of May 2008, 17:18
related countries: France France, United States United States

World number one Roger Federer eases into the second round of the French Open with a 6-4 6-4 6-3 victory over American Sam Querrey.
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Hezbollah head urges co-existence

Monday 26th of May 2008, 18:14
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Hezbollah's leader reiterates that the powerful Shia Muslim group is not seeking to rule Lebanon.
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Israel 'has 150 nuclear weapons'

Monday 26th of May 2008, 20:26
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

Ex-US President Jimmy Carter says Israel has 150 nuclear weapons, in off-the-cuff remarks at a literary festival.
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Iran 'withholds nuclear details'

Monday 26th of May 2008, 20:47
related countries: Iran Iran

The UN nuclear watchdog says it believes Iran is still withholding information on its nuclear programme.
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Bomb rocks busy Sri Lankan train

Monday 26th of May 2008, 21:13
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

At least eight people die in a bombing on a packed Sri Lankan commuter train on the outskirts of Colombo.
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WWF urges Brazil biofuel projects

Monday 26th of May 2008, 21:18
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Botswana Botswana

Protected areas are needed to prevent damage from the expansion of Brazilian sugar cane, the WWF says.
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French fishing strike to continue

Monday 26th of May 2008, 21:39
related countries: France France

French fishermen vote to extend port blockades for two days, in protest at rising fuel costs and fishing quotas.
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Pinochet suspects arrests ordered

Monday 26th of May 2008, 22:02
related countries: Chile Chile

A Chilean judge orders the arrest of nearly 100 former soldiers and secret police over Pinochet-era rights abuses.
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