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What happend on May 4th 2008

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Obama wins Guam caucus

Sunday 4th of May 2008, 1:01
related countries: Guam Guam, United States United States
related places: Pacific

Barack Obama beats Hillary Clinton in the US Democratic Party caucus on the tiny Pacific island of Guam.
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Brazilian plane search to resume

Sunday 4th of May 2008, 3:39
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United Kingdom United Kingdom, Botswana Botswana

Rescue teams in Brazil will resume their search for a plane containing four British businessmen.
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Torch begins mainland China tour

Sunday 4th of May 2008, 5:03
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

The Olympic torch starts its tour of mainland China, ahead of the summer Games in Beijing in August.
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Fresh Honduran jail riot kills 18

Sunday 4th of May 2008, 5:49
related countries: Honduras Honduras

At least 18 prisoners are killed during a fight at a jail in Honduras - the second such incident in less than a week.
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US fugitive Vesco reported dead

Sunday 4th of May 2008, 6:37
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States

Fugitive US millionaire Robert Vesco died last year in Cuba of lung cancer at 72, the New York Times reports.
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Motorsport: Rossi wins in China

Sunday 4th of May 2008, 8:08
related countries: China China

Valentino Rossi clinches victory in round four of the MotoGP season in China.
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High waves in S Korea kill eight

Sunday 4th of May 2008, 8:11
related countries: South Korea South Korea

At least eight people are reported dead on South Korea's west coast after being swept away by high waves.
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Egypt strike fails to make impact

Sunday 4th of May 2008, 11:14
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Few people appear to observe a strike call in Egypt, which activists hoped would highlight rising food prices.
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Buffett sees credit crisis easing

Sunday 4th of May 2008, 11:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Wall Street

US investment guru Warren Buffett says the worst of the credit crunch is over, for Wall Street at least.
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Nepal 'boosts global communism'

Sunday 4th of May 2008, 11:23
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Nepal's Maoist leader says the party's big election victory is a signal for a global resurgence in communism.
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Zimbabwe run-off remains in doubt

Sunday 4th of May 2008, 11:33
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's opposition says it has come to no decision yet on whether to take part in a presidential run-off.
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Malaysia plans women travel curb

Sunday 4th of May 2008, 11:57
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Women's groups in Malaysia react angrily to proposed restrictions on women travelling abroad alone.
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Bid to salvage Shia-Yemen truce

Sunday 4th of May 2008, 13:35
related countries: Qatar Qatar, Yemen Yemen

Mediators from Qatar try to salvage a truce between Shia rebels and the government in Yemen amid rising violence.
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Golf: Lawrie wins in Spain

Sunday 4th of May 2008, 16:26
related countries: Spain Spain

Ireland's Peter Lawrie beats Ignacio Garrido at the second extra hole to win the Spanish Open in Seville.
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Somalis protest against US strike

Sunday 4th of May 2008, 16:45
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United States United States

People in the Somali town of Dusamareb protest against a US strike that killed a militant leader and at least 10 others.
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Hundreds killed by Burma cyclone

Sunday 4th of May 2008, 17:13
related countries: Burma Burma
related places: Rangoon

A tropical cyclone killed at least 351 people in Burma and damaged thousands of buildings, state TV reports.
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Brown says Labour 'will recover'

Sunday 4th of May 2008, 17:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK PM Gordon Brown says Labour will recover from poor local election results and says he feels to blame.
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Iraqi first lady survives bombing

Sunday 4th of May 2008, 21:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

The wife of Iraq's president is unhurt after a bomb exploded near her motorcade in Baghdad.
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UK children in Portuguese custody

Sunday 4th of May 2008, 21:10
related countries: Portugal Portugal, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British couple on holiday in Portugal had their three young children taken into custody after passing out drunk.
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Rice sees Mid-East deal this year

Sunday 4th of May 2008, 21:55
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

An Israeli-Palestinian peace deal is possible by the year's end, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says.
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Rebels 'hit two Georgian drones'

Sunday 4th of May 2008, 22:00
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia says it has downed two unmanned spy planes - a claim denied by Tbilisi.
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