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What happend on November 4th 2008

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Cordial relations?

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 0:01
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, China China

Chinese visit reveals distrust felt by many in Taiwan
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Afghan tales

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 0:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Alan Johnston on the stories behind 30 years of turmoil
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Sympathy vote?

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 1:18
related countries: United States United States

How a death in the family could impact on the US election
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Top Chinese envoy in Taiwan talks

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 1:50
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, China China
related places: Taipei

The most senior Chinese official to visit Taiwan since 1949 begins talks on improving trade relations between the two sides.
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Scientists clone from frozen mice

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 2:46
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese scientists manage to create clones from the bodies of mice which have been frozen for 16 years.
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Peru's songbird Sumac dies at 86

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 4:08
related countries: Peru Peru

Yma Sumac, the soprano known as the Peruvian Songbird for her vast vocal range, has died at the age of 86.
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Threat as Bali bombers face death

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 4:41
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Bali, Jakarta

Bomb threats are delivered to Western embassies in Jakarta as three Bali bombers await imminent execution.
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BMW tycoon in 'blackmail' scandal

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 5:02
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's wealthiest woman says a former lover tried to extort tens of millions of euros from her.
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Policy conundrum

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 5:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

US strikes inside Pakistan are fuelling dilemma
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Bomb blasts injure 60 in Thailand

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 6:15
related countries: Thailand Thailand

At least two bomb blasts injure more than 60 people in a restive province of southern Thailand, police say.
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US rivals in last push for votes

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 6:44
related countries: United States United States

The presidential rivals spend the final day of campaigning criss-crossing the US in one last push for votes.
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China and Taiwan in landmark deal

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 7:27
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, China China

China and Taiwan sign landmark agreements on direct trade and transport, during the highest-level Chinese visit in decades.
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Rome hosts Vatican-Muslim summit

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 8:58
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Leading Muslim and Vatican officials hold historic talks in Rome to try to defuse tension between the two religions.
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Baghdadophobia

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 9:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Fear of dying still stalks streets of Iraq's capital
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Iran minister faces impeachment

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 9:35
related countries: Iran Iran

The Iranian parliament debates the impeachment of the interior minister over a faked degree he said he received from Oxford.
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UN's Ban takes on DR Congo crisis

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 9:54
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is to travel to DR Congo to push forward efforts at ending the conflict there.
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Jury rejects Reeves injury claims

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 10:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Reeves

A US court rejects a case against Keanu Reeves in which a photographer claimed the actor hit him with his car.
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Scots and All Blacks ring changes

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 10:15
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scotland and New Zealand shuffle their line-ups for Saturday's Test match at Murrayfield.
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Soldier killed in Pakistan attack

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 10:23
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least one soldier is killed and nine others injured in a suspected suicide bombing in north-western Pakistan, police say.
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Outfoxed over Hungary's credit crisis

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 10:38
related countries: Hungary Hungary

A massive international rescue package to shore up Hungary's stricken finances has been announced. Nick Thorpe watched the financial storm clouds gather.
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Two Roma die in Hungary shooting

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 11:23
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Hungary probes the deaths of two Roma (Gypsies) in a shooting that a member of the European Parliament calls a racist attack.
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US convicts 'suitcase cash' man

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 11:23
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, United States United States

A US jury convicts a Venezuelan man of being an illegal foreign agent in an $800,000 cash-in-a-suitcase scandal.
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Bin Laden son in Spain asylum bid

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 11:23
related countries: Spain Spain

Omar Osama Bin Laden, one of the sons of the al-Qaeda leader, asks for political asylum in Spain, local officials say.
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Breakaway Tamil Tigers 'to disarm'

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 11:49
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Breakaway former rebels in Sri Lanka will disarm within months and be intergrated into the security forces, their leader says.
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Iran minister sacked over forgery

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 12:01
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's parliament votes to sack Interior Minister Ali Kordan after he admits his degree from Oxford was in fact a forgery.
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One dead in Thailand bomb blasts

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 12:04
related countries: Thailand Thailand

One person has died and dozens are injured after bomb blasts strike a restive province of southern Thailand, police say.
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Zardari seeks urgent Saudi funds

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 12:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari travels to Saudi Arabia on a two-day visit to seek assistance for his cash-strapped country.
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Philippine ferry sinking kills 39

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 12:41
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A ferry overturns in strong winds in the central Philippines, leaving at least 39 people dead, police say.
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Baghdad rocked by fresh bombings

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 12:58
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Police in Iraq say that at least eleven people have been killed in two separate explosions in the capital Baghdad.
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Viewpoints

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 13:07
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Reflecting on the landmark Taiwan-China deal
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Brent oil price near $60 a barrel

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 13:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Brent

The price of a barrel of Brent crude oil falls to its lowest level for 20 months, before edging back up.
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Barcelona to be HQ for Med union

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 13:16
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Barcelona

Barcelona in Spain will host the headquarters of the new 43-nation Mediterranean Union, aimed at building regional co-operation.
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Summit to tackle Zimbabwe crisis

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 13:48
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Regional leaders are to hold a summit on Sunday in the latest effort to solve Zimbabwe's political deadlock, officials say.
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Veiled comeback

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 14:05
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian presenter on air after six-year headscarf battle
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Forgery or farce

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 14:23
related countries: Iran Iran

Minister's fake degree is trouble for Iranian leader
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Clashes as Russia marks unity day

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 15:15
related countries: Russia Russia

Ultra-nationalist demonstrators clash with police in Russia as the country marks National Unity Day.
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Local hero

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 15:29
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Barack Obama's Kenyan home prepares to party
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Spanish jobless hits 12-year high

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 15:51
related countries: Spain Spain

The number of people out of work in Spain reaches a 12-year high of 11.3%, the worst in the European Union.
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Banned Gambhir misses final Test

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 15:53
related countries: India India, Australia Australia

Opening batsman Gautam Gambhir misses the final Test with Australia after his appeal against a one-match ban is rejected.
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Earthquake aid 'in short supply'

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 16:11
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Relief efforts in Pakistan's earthquake-hit province of Balochistan are being hampered by a shortage of supplies.
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Grieving mother plans bear cub statue for zookeeper's grave

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 16:20
related countries: Germany Germany

A statue of celebrity polar bear Knut is to stand at the grave of the zookeeper who lovingly raised the animal at Berlin Zoo.
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Stoning victim 'begged for mercy'

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 16:42
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A young woman stoned to death in Somalia pleaded for her life, a witness tells the BBC, while two men are flogged in Mogadishu.
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'I saw them die'

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 17:20
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Congo mother tells how she fled fighting for camp
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Nigerian anger at Newcastle snub

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 17:21
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Newcastle

The man fronting the Nigerian bid to buy UK's Newcastle United dismisses suggestions the offer is not genuine.
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Balkan candidates

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 17:50
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia, Croatia Croatia

EU gives Croatia timetable, but chides Macedonia
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UN caught in new DR Congo clashes

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 17:53
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
related places: Goma

Peacekeepers have been caught up in renewed clashes in DR Congo after days of relative calm, the UN says.
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Algeria 'to let leader stay on'

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 17:58
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Algeria's government moves to change the constitution, allowing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to run for a third term.
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Colombian army commander resigns

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 17:59
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia's top military commander resigns following a probe into the extrajudicial killings of civilians.
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Maradona named as Argentina coach

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 19:09
related countries: Argentina Argentina, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Diego Maradona is confirmed as the new Argentina coach after a long battle with drug addiction.
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Swedish judge bails Arab singer

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 19:38
related countries: Sweden Sweden, Syria Syria

A Swedish court frees Syrian singer George Wassouf from jail, but he still faces an investigation for possession of drugs.
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Georgian army chief is dismissed

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 20:31
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili dismisses his army chief for "shortcomings" during the recent conflict with Russia.
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German motorway bus fire kills 20

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 21:34
related countries: Germany Germany

About 20 people have died in a fire on a bus on a motorway near the Germany city of Hanover, police say.
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Deco off as Chelsea lose in Rome

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 21:38
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Chelsea's Champions League hopes are left up in the air after they suffer a night to forget in Rome, seeing Deco red-carded during a 3-1 defeat.
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Liverpool 1-1 Atletico Madrid

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 21:43
related countries: Spain Spain

Steven Gerrard rescues Liverpool with a late penalty after Maxi Rodriguez's opener had looked set to a win for Atletico Madrid.
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Historic US vote draws millions

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 23:15
related countries: United States United States

First results are expected shortly, amid a huge expected turnout, in the ground-breaking US presidential election.
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Benitez defends penalty decision

Tuesday 4th of November 2008, 23:24
related countries: Spain Spain

Boss Rafael Benitez says referee Martin Hansson was right to award Liverpool a late penalty that secured them a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid.
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