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What happend on May 27th 2008

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Dutch ship 'seized' off Somalia

Tuesday 27th of May 2008, 1:56
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Somalia Somalia

A Dutch vessel is reportedly hijacked by pirates off Somalia in the latest attack in notoriously dangerous seas.
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Protests in S Korea over US beef

Tuesday 27th of May 2008, 3:40
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

Protesters and police clash in South Korea amid mounting public anger at the relaxation of a ban on US beef.
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German football team in Calcutta

Tuesday 27th of May 2008, 4:48
related countries: India India, Germany Germany
related places: Calcutta

The football team Bayern Munich becomes one of the first major European clubs to play in India.
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Blackberry spurns Indian spy call

Tuesday 27th of May 2008, 5:31
related countries: India India

Makers of Blackberry phones reject India's demands that it be allowed to spy on suspicious text messages.
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Troops work to drain quake lake

Tuesday 27th of May 2008, 5:59
related countries: China China

Chinese troops work to ease pressure on a rising "quake lake" in Sichuan province, amid fears of floods.
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Death toll climbs in SA violence

Tuesday 27th of May 2008, 8:04
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The number of deaths in a wave of violence against foreigners in South Africa reaches 56, with 650 injured.
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Canada FM quits for security slip

Tuesday 27th of May 2008, 8:19
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada's foreign minister quits for leaving classified papers in an unsafe place, said to be an ex-girlfriend's flat.
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Afghan bomb kills bus passengers

Tuesday 27th of May 2008, 8:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A roadside bomb hits a bus in western Afghanistan, killing eight passengers, officials say.
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Iranian MPs holds first session

Tuesday 27th of May 2008, 8:40
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's former nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani is poised to take the influential role of parliament speaker.
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Peacekeepers 'abusing children'

Tuesday 27th of May 2008, 8:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Children as young as six are being sexually abused by peacekeepers and aid workers, says a UK charity.
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Court rejects HIV asylum seeker

Tuesday 27th of May 2008, 8:59
related countries: Uganda Uganda, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The European Court of Human Rights rejects an HIV-positive Ugandan woman's claim to stay in the UK.
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US director Sydney Pollack dies

Tuesday 27th of May 2008, 9:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Africa

American film director Sydney Pollack, who won two Oscars for Out of Africa, dies of cancer at the age of 73.
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China 'quake lake' area evacuated

Tuesday 27th of May 2008, 10:05
related countries: China China

Another 80,000 people are being evacuated in China from near a swollen "quake lake", state media say.
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Arctic nations discuss territory

Tuesday 27th of May 2008, 10:31
related countries: Greenland Greenland

Officials from five countries around the Arctic meet in Greenland to discuss how to divide the region's vast natural reserves.
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Mexico's poor get food cash boost

Tuesday 27th of May 2008, 11:03
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico gives its poorest citizens a monthly cash payment to help them cope with rising food prices.
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De Beers moving diamond sorting

Tuesday 27th of May 2008, 11:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Botswana Botswana
related places: Gaborone, London

De Beers is moving part of its diamond sorting operation from London to Gaborone in Botswana.
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Olmert 'took cash in envelopes'

Tuesday 27th of May 2008, 11:41
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

A US businessman says he gave cash-stuffed envelopes to Israel's prime minister but denies corruption.
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Jump record fails to take flight

Tuesday 27th of May 2008, 11:55
related countries: France France

A French skydiver's attempt to break the world free fall record fails when his balloon takes off without him.
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Passengers in SA trapped in river

Tuesday 27th of May 2008, 11:58
related countries: South Africa South Africa

About 30 passengers have been trapped inside a bus that has plunged into a river in South Africa, officials say.
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Australia Muslim school rejected

Tuesday 27th of May 2008, 12:45
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Authorities in a small Australian town reject proposals to allow an Islamic school to be built there.
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Russian justice 'fails thousands'

Tuesday 27th of May 2008, 13:43
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's prosecutor-general admits that the country wrongly charges thousands of people each year.
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Egypt rumours disrupt Jewish trip

Tuesday 27th of May 2008, 15:27
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A Jewish group's trip to Egypt is cancelled after rumours they planned to reclaim property causes upset.
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Malaysia fuel ban for foreigners

Tuesday 27th of May 2008, 15:36
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysia is to restrict fuel sales to foreign motorists on its borders to curb the spiralling cost of subsidies
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S African growth at six-year low

Tuesday 27th of May 2008, 16:30
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa saw its economic growth slow sharply in the first quarter of this year to 2.1%, data shows.
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Argentine ex-army chief on trial

Tuesday 27th of May 2008, 16:34
related countries: Argentina Argentina

One of Argentina's most feared army chiefs goes on trial for crimes committed during military rule in the 1970s and 80s.
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Sarkozy suggests cap on fuel tax

Tuesday 27th of May 2008, 17:02
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

France's president suggests the EU could cap the level of tax on fuel, as protest at rising prices spread.
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Football: Altitude ban suspended

Tuesday 27th of May 2008, 17:09
related countries: United States United States

Football's governing body suspends restrictions on the playing of internationals at altitude after South American lobbying.
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Suu Kyi's house arrest extended

Tuesday 27th of May 2008, 20:00
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's ruling junta has renewed pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's house arrest.
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Aftershocks hit China homes

Tuesday 27th of May 2008, 20:10
related countries: China China

Two further aftershocks destroy 420,000 homes in the Chinese area hit by the recent quake, state media say.
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Spain twins sue over birth mix-up

Tuesday 27th of May 2008, 20:40
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish twins separated at birth after a hospital mistake seek millions of euros in damages.
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Amazon tasks for Brazil minister

Tuesday 27th of May 2008, 20:57
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil's new Environment Minister Carlos Minc takes office as economic pressure on the Amazon region rises.
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Health risk warning for SA camps

Tuesday 27th of May 2008, 22:00
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A medical charity warns of health risks in camps for the victims of attacks against foreigners in South Africa.
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Turkey PM unveils rural boost

Tuesday 27th of May 2008, 22:27
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey launches a $14.5bn plan aiming to ease the poverty that feeds Kurdish separatism in the south-east.
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Berlin honours persecuted gays

Tuesday 27th of May 2008, 22:45
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

The German capital, Berlin, inaugurates a memorial to honour homosexuals persecuted by the Nazis.
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Guinea army to 'receive back pay'

Tuesday 27th of May 2008, 23:54
related countries: Guinea Guinea
related places: Conakry

Guinea's authorities agree to pay soldiers salaries they claim not to have received since 1996.
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