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What happend on May 5th 2008

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Return of Jews 'humane'

Monday 5th of May 2008, 0:52
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British troops acted "humanely" during the disembarkation of 4,000 Jews against their will into Germany in 1947, documents show.
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Ranchers killed in Mexico attack

Monday 5th of May 2008, 1:32
related countries: Mexico Mexico

At least nine people have been killed in an attack on a cattle ranch in southern Mexico, authorities say.
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'No agreement' during Tibet talks

Monday 5th of May 2008, 2:57
related countries: China China

Talks between Beijing and aides of the Dalai Lama have ended without agreement, Chinese state media say.
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Three killed in China bus blaze

Monday 5th of May 2008, 4:44
related countries: China China
related places: Shanghai

Three people are killed and three more injured as a Shanghai bus bursts into flames, state media reports.
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Zimbabwe teachers strike threat

Monday 5th of May 2008, 4:55
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

A teachers' union in Zimbabwe threatens to call a strike unless post-election violence against its members ceases.
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Morales dismisses autonomy vote

Monday 5th of May 2008, 5:27
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia
related places: Santa Cruz

Voters in Bolivia's eastern Santa Cruz region have voted for greater autonomy in an unofficial poll, exit polls say.
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Chechnya bomb kills five police

Monday 5th of May 2008, 7:19
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Medvedev

A roadside bomb kills five policemen in Chechnya as Russia's President-elect Medvedev prepares for office.
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Indonesia returns E Timor rebels

Monday 5th of May 2008, 7:34
related countries: East Timor East Timor, Indonesia Indonesia

Four men accused of a role in an armed attack on the president of East Timor are extradited from Indonesia.
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Aid effort for cyclone-hit Burma

Monday 5th of May 2008, 8:18
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's military rulers are urged to allow aid agencies to work freely in the wake of a devastating tropical cyclone.
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No let up in India farm suicides

Monday 5th of May 2008, 9:23
related countries: India India

The rate of farmer suicides in India's Maharashtra state has risen, despite relief schemes, a government report says.
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Ferry capsizes in Amazon region

Monday 5th of May 2008, 9:28
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Fifteen people die and many are missing as a boat capsizes on a tributary of the Amazon in Brazil.
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Taleban 'killing more civilians'

Monday 5th of May 2008, 9:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The rate of Afghan civilians killed in Taleban attacks has risen from 12 months ago, Nato-led forces say.
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China virus toll continues to rise

Monday 5th of May 2008, 10:22
related countries: China China

The death toll from an intestinal virus affecting thousands of children in China continues to rise.
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Bangladesh companies in food move

Monday 5th of May 2008, 10:23
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Factory owners in Bangladesh start subsidising food for thousands of their lowest paid workers.
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Push to resettle Kenya displaced

Monday 5th of May 2008, 10:30
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan authorities begin resettling the remaining 140,000 people made homeless in post-poll violence.
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Putin defends missiles at parade

Monday 5th of May 2008, 11:28
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Moscow's plan to mark Victory Day by parading heavy weapons is not meant as a threat, Vladimir Putin says.
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Three Jews freed in Warsaw hotel

Monday 5th of May 2008, 13:16
related countries: Poland Poland, Botswana Botswana
related places: Warsaw

Polish police arrest a man - believed to be from the Middle East - who held three Brazilian Jewish youths hostage.
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Austria cellar plan 'from 1978'

Monday 5th of May 2008, 14:38
related countries: Austria Austria

Austrian police say Josef Fritzl may have planned his daughter's dungeon in 1978, when she was just 12.
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Pakistan to get BBC on FM again

Monday 5th of May 2008, 14:46
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The BBC is set to resume live FM news bulletins to Pakistan on Tuesday through local partner stations.
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Two die in Somali currency riot

Monday 5th of May 2008, 14:52
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somali troops kill at least two people in the capital as they try to halt riots over rising costs and counterfeit money.
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Mass evacuation from Baltic ship

Monday 5th of May 2008, 15:03
related countries: Latvia Latvia

Latvian authorities begin evacuating hundreds of people from a cruise ship stuck on a sandbank.
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Babies' bodies in German freezer

Monday 5th of May 2008, 15:10
related countries: Germany Germany

The bodies of three babies are found in a basement freezer in Germany and their suspected mother is arrested.
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Football: Russia's visa reprieve

Monday 5th of May 2008, 16:38
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russia waives visa requirements for a 72-hour period for football fans with a ticket for the Champions League final in Moscow.
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Anger in Pakistan at poll delays

Monday 5th of May 2008, 17:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The main parties in Pakistan's new government condemn the postponement of by-elections for two months.
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Darfur school 'bombed from air'

Monday 5th of May 2008, 17:33
related countries: Sudan Sudan

A Sudanese government air strike on a school in Darfur kills at least seven children, an aid group says.
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Checkpoint attack kills 10 Iraqis

Monday 5th of May 2008, 18:52
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Ten Iraqi soldiers are killed in an attack on a checkpoint in the province of Diyala, Iraqi police say.
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Obama attacks Clinton over Iran

Monday 5th of May 2008, 19:26
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Clinton

Barack Obama accuses Hillary Clinton of "sabre-rattling" over Iran as the next US electoral contests loom.
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Oil hits $120 a barrel milestone

Monday 5th of May 2008, 20:03
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Iraq Iraq

The price of oil rises above $120 for the first time, driven by concerns about supply threats in Nigeria and Iraq.
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Olmert and Abbas 'make progress'

Monday 5th of May 2008, 21:30
related countries: Israel Israel

Differences have narrowed, officials say, as Israeli and Palestinian leaders meet for a new round of talks.
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Israeli fuel allows Gaza reprieve

Monday 5th of May 2008, 22:28
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

A last-minute delivery of fuel by Israel to a UN agency in the Gaza Strip allows aid deliveries to continue.
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Rwanda official in genocide trial

Monday 5th of May 2008, 22:30
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

A Rwandan ex-minister goes on trial for his alleged role in a massacre of Tutsis during the 1994 genocide.
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