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What happend on May 6th 2008

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Burmese storm toll 'tops 10,000'

Tuesday 6th of May 2008, 0:23
related countries: Burma Burma

More than 10,000 people died in a cyclone that hit Burma on Saturday, the foreign minister says on state TV.
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Many hurt in India farm clashes

Tuesday 6th of May 2008, 5:52
related countries: India India

Fresh political clashes in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal leave seven injured, police say.
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Swiss bank UBS cuts 5,500 posts

Tuesday 6th of May 2008, 6:42
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss bank UBS, which has suffered large sub-prime losses, says it is to cut up to 5,500 jobs.
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EU to seek Naples rubbish action

Tuesday 6th of May 2008, 6:42
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Naples

The European Commission is expected to sue Italy over a rubbish crisis which has plagued Naples for months.
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Mandela's UK concert unveiled

Tuesday 6th of May 2008, 7:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Queen, Leona Lewis and the Soweto Gospel Choir will appear at Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday concert.
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Unicef warns of Iraqis 'at risk'

Tuesday 6th of May 2008, 7:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

UN children's agency says it is getting harder to help people in Baghdad's Sadr City area caught up in fighting.
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Taiwanese officials in $30m row

Tuesday 6th of May 2008, 9:12
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Two top Taiwan officials quit over the loss of $30m in a failed bid for diplomatic ties with Papua New Guinea.
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African talks on Zimbabwe crisis

Tuesday 6th of May 2008, 9:24
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

The African Union may discuss an African-wide initiative as Zimbabweans await a date for a presidential run-off.
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Indonesia mulls Opec withdrawal

Tuesday 6th of May 2008, 9:45
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Opec member Indonesia is considering leaving the oil cartel to concentrate on domestic production.
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Genes 'up Indians' obesity risk'

Tuesday 6th of May 2008, 10:10
related countries: India India

Scientists pinpoint a reason why people with Indian ancestry may be more prone to weight problems.
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Aid call as Burma casualties rise

Tuesday 6th of May 2008, 10:11
related countries: Burma Burma

Aid agencies push to launch a massive operation in cyclone-hit Burma, where up to 15,000 people are now feared dead.
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Five held for Italy gang killing

Tuesday 6th of May 2008, 10:15
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian police arrest the last of five suspects accused of beating a man to death for refusing them a cigarette.
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Guatemala halts foreign adoptions

Tuesday 6th of May 2008, 10:25
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

Guatemala suspends more than 2,000 pending foreign adoptions for at least a month to check for irregularities.
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Attacks test Pakistan ceasefire

Tuesday 6th of May 2008, 10:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Two bloody attacks in north-west Pakistan test fragile peace moves by the new government.
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EU sues Italy over rubbish crisis

Tuesday 6th of May 2008, 11:57
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Naples

Italy is to be taken to court because of a rubbish crisis which has plagued Naples for months.
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Beirut to axe Hezbollah telecoms

Tuesday 6th of May 2008, 12:39
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanon's government says it will shut down a telephone network run by the Shia opposition group Hezbollah.
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Zuma deputy poised to become MP

Tuesday 6th of May 2008, 14:13
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Kgalema Motlanthe, seen as a possible president, is to be appointed to South Africa's parliament, the ANC says.
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Russia and US strike nuclear deal

Tuesday 6th of May 2008, 14:39
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Russia and the US sign a key deal on civilian nuclear power which is set to expand bilateral trade.
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Somalia forces 'out of control'

Tuesday 6th of May 2008, 15:24
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somalis are at the mercy of armed groups who kill, rape and kidnap with impunity, says a human rights group.
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Joy over India tiger cubs births

Tuesday 6th of May 2008, 16:15
related countries: India India

Fourteen tiger cubs are spotted in an Indian reserve, in a rare boost to halt the decline in their numbers.
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Spain seizes 'priceless' antiques

Tuesday 6th of May 2008, 16:24
related countries: United States United States, Spain Spain

A couple are arrested in Spain, accused of trafficking artefacts plundered from Latin American archaeological sites.
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Iran hardliners condemn Khatami

Tuesday 6th of May 2008, 16:49
related countries: Iran Iran

Members of Iran's parliament complain about remarks made by former President Khatami on Ayatollah Khomeini.
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'Saddam's jail diaries' published

Tuesday 6th of May 2008, 17:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A newspaper prints what it says are excerpts from diaries by ex-Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein before his execution in 2006.
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Tennis: Federer sees off Canas

Tuesday 6th of May 2008, 17:26
related countries: Italy Italy

Roger Federer has few problems seeing off old foe Guillermo Canas at the Rome Masters.
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US charges Russian 'arms dealer'

Tuesday 6th of May 2008, 17:56
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Russia Russia, United States United States

The US charges alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout with terrorism for trying to sell arms to Colombia's Farc.
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China's Hu in historic Japan trip

Tuesday 6th of May 2008, 18:02
related countries: Japan Japan, China China

Chinese President Hu Jintao arrives in Japan on a five-day state visit, the first such trip in a decade.
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Chile eruption spurs evacuations

Tuesday 6th of May 2008, 20:35
related countries: Chile Chile
related places: Chaiten

The erupting Chaiten volcano in southern Chile begins spewing out ash and forcing more people from their homes.
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