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What happend on May 9th 2008

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Johnson to meet New York's mayor

Friday 9th of May 2008, 0:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: New York, London

Michael Bloomberg flies to London to meet the new mayor to swap notes on the task of running a major city.
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Senegalese bandits chop off ears

Friday 9th of May 2008, 1:10
related countries: Senegal Senegal

Armed men cut off the left ears of 16 villagers harvesting cashew nuts in Senegal's rebel-hit Casamance region.
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Bolivians to hold confidence vote

Friday 9th of May 2008, 2:25
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Bolivia will vote in a referendum on the rule of its leftist president as he struggles to enact reform.
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Bangladesh food aid set for Burma

Friday 9th of May 2008, 4:25
related countries: Burma Burma, Bangladesh Bangladesh

The World Food Programme says it has permission from Burma to send a plane from Bangladesh carrying relief.
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Bangladesh food aid set for Burma

Friday 9th of May 2008, 4:25
related countries: Burma Burma, Bangladesh Bangladesh

The World Food Programme says it has permission from Burma to send a plane from Bangladesh carrying relief.
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Deadly gun battles shake Beirut

Friday 9th of May 2008, 4:38
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

At least five people die in clashes as Hezbollah accuses Lebanon's government of a "declaration of war".
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Afghans meet to restore dialogue

Friday 9th of May 2008, 4:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Prominent Afghans call for restoration of talks with insurgent groups to bring peace to the country.
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Tamil Tigers 'killed in fighting'

Friday 9th of May 2008, 5:54
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's army says it has killed 15 Tamil Tigers rebels in fighting to capture a town in the north-west.
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Australia launches abuse probe

Friday 9th of May 2008, 6:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Aruba Aruba

The Australian army says it is probing allegations that its soldiers mistreated prisoners in Afghanistan.
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Golf: Garcia sets early pace

Friday 9th of May 2008, 6:28
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain's Sergio Garcia surges to a two-shot lead in the first round of the Players Championship at Sawgrass.
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Tanks rejoin Moscow parade

Friday 9th of May 2008, 8:35
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Tanks and missile launchers are featured in Moscow's Victory Day parade for the first time since the Soviet era.
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Aids money 'being wasted'

Friday 9th of May 2008, 9:16
related countries: United States United States

Funding for HIV prevention is being wasted on strategies which have little impact, say US researchers.
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Israeli PM denies taking bribes

Friday 9th of May 2008, 9:29
related countries: Israel Israel

Ehud Olmert is suspected of illicitly accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars before becoming PM.
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Iraq al-Qaeda chief not captured

Friday 9th of May 2008, 10:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The US military in Iraq says a man detained in Mosul is not in fact the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq.
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Burma shuns foreign aid workers

Friday 9th of May 2008, 10:55
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma wants aid but is "not ready" for foreign experts, its foreign ministry says, as fears grow for cyclone survivors.
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Somali militants raid police base

Friday 9th of May 2008, 11:11
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Islamist insurgents attack a police station in the heart of Somalia's capital ahead of planned peace talks.
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Pakistan opposes US military aide

Friday 9th of May 2008, 11:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Pakistan asks the US not to appoint a military envoy who used to run the prison at Guantanamo.
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Kenya's cabinet learns the ropes

Friday 9th of May 2008, 11:37
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's power-sharing cabinet meets for the first time for former rivals to learn how to work as a team.
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Judge prolongs Fritzl's custody

Friday 9th of May 2008, 12:24
related countries: Austria Austria

The Austrian man accused of locking his daughter in a cellar for 24 years is to be held for another month.
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N Korea hands in nuclear records

Friday 9th of May 2008, 12:46
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

North Korea hands thousands of pages of documents on its nuclear programme to a US negotiator.
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F1: Raikkonen edges ahead

Friday 9th of May 2008, 12:55
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Bermuda Bermuda

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton narrowly fails to beat Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen to fastest time in second practice at the Turkish Grand Prix.
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Japan backs space weapon reforms

Friday 9th of May 2008, 13:34
related countries: Japan Japan

MPs in Japan vote to abolish restrictions on using military technology in space, despite the country's pacifist status.
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Tennis: Serena crashes out

Friday 9th of May 2008, 14:12
related countries: Russia Russia, Germany Germany

Russia's Dinara Safina beats Serena Williams at the German Open, the day after seeing off Justine Henin.
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Senegal army seeks ear-choppers

Friday 9th of May 2008, 14:27
related countries: Senegal Senegal

Senegal's army launches an offensive against armed men who cut off the ears of cashew nut pickers.
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Czech 'mystery impostor' cleared

Friday 9th of May 2008, 14:38
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

A Czech woman is cleared of deceiving a children's home by posing as a young girl, but faces abuse charges.
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UK transfers former Tamil rebel

Friday 9th of May 2008, 14:40
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A former leader of Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels who was jailed in the UK is transferred to immigration detention.
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Bombing on eve of Sri Lanka polls

Friday 9th of May 2008, 15:32
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A bomb in a cafe in eastern Sri Lanka kills at least 11 people on the eve of the first elections there for years.
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Burundi arrests condemned

Friday 9th of May 2008, 15:58
related countries: Burundi Burundi

A Burundian rights group accuses the security forces of illegally detaining about 200 people suspected of helping rebels.
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Zambia seizes 'Chiluba millions'

Friday 9th of May 2008, 16:20
related countries: Zambia Zambia

Assets worth nearly $60m stolen under former President Chiluba have been recovered, Zambia's government says.
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Hezbollah takes over west Beirut

Friday 9th of May 2008, 18:10
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

Gunmen from Shia militant group Hezbollah take control of western Beirut, driving out government supporters.
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UN to resume Burma food flights

Friday 9th of May 2008, 18:18
related countries: Burma Burma

The UN World Food Programme suspends aid shipments to Burma after its first delivery is impounded.
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Tennis: Federer suffers early exit

Friday 9th of May 2008, 20:23
related countries: Italy Italy

World number one Roger Federer falls to a surprise quarter-final defeat at the hands of Radek Stepanek at the Rome Masters.
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Cabinet condemns Hezbollah 'coup'

Friday 9th of May 2008, 21:43
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

Lebanon's government says the seizure of most of western Beirut by Shia group Hezbollah is "a bloody coup".
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Militias 'to rig Zimbabwe poll'

Friday 9th of May 2008, 22:09
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's "war veterans" militia plan to intimidate voters inside polling stations, a policeman tells the BBC.
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SA head silent after Harare talks

Friday 9th of May 2008, 22:11
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Harare

South African President Thabo Mbeki leaves Zimbabwe without comment after crisis talks with Robert Mugabe.
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Pakistani militants agree truce

Friday 9th of May 2008, 22:44
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Militants who seized control of a popular tourist destination in north Pakistan last year sign a truce.
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