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What happend on October 10th 2008

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UK condemns Iceland over banks

Friday 10th of October 2008, 0:22
related countries: Iceland Iceland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Gordon Brown accuses Iceland of 'unacceptable' action over British savings in collapsed banks.
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Migrant vessel sinks off Morocco

Friday 10th of October 2008, 0:59
related countries: Morocco Morocco

Scores are missing after a boat laden with some 50 economic migrants capsizes in rough seas off the coast of Morocco.
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US court jails Colombia militants

Friday 10th of October 2008, 1:55
related countries: Colombia Colombia, United States United States

A US court has jailed two Colombian paramilitary leaders for 20 years, for drug-trafficking and money-laundering.
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Thai bus crash kills at least 22

Friday 10th of October 2008, 6:15
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A bus carrying university students in eastern Thailand crashes, killing at least 22 people.
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Kosovo receives recognition boost

Friday 10th of October 2008, 6:50
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Montenegro and Macedonia recognise Kosovo's independence from Serbia, provoking an angry response in Belgrade.
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Wing flaps caused Madrid crash

Friday 10th of October 2008, 7:08
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

A preliminary report into the Madrid plane crash that claimed 154 lives in August blames faulty wing flaps.
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Dalai Lama surgery 'successful'

Friday 10th of October 2008, 7:41
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

The Dalai Lama undergoes surgery to remove a gallstone in the Indian capital, Delhi, a spokesman says.
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New media plan to combat Taleban

Friday 10th of October 2008, 8:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government mulls a radical plan to counter growing Taleban propaganda in Afghanistan, the BBC learns.
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Libya 'to pull Swiss bank assets'

Friday 10th of October 2008, 8:58
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, Libya Libya

Libya is to withdraw an estimated $7m of assets from Swiss banks in a row over the arrest of the Libyan leader's son.
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Future's bleak for Norwegian MP who called on fortune tellers

Friday 10th of October 2008, 10:12
related countries: Norway Norway

A Norwegian politician has said she will not seek re-election after running up a £4,590 phone bill ringing fortune-tellers at parliament's expense.
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Russia approves $86bn bank rescue

Friday 10th of October 2008, 10:12
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's lower house of parliament, the Duma, approves a raft of measures worth $86bn (£51bn) to assist banks.
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Bangkok protest leaders surrender

Friday 10th of October 2008, 10:13
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The leaders of the long-running anti-government protests in Thailand surrender to police, after agreeing a bail deal.
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'Arms dealer' fights extradition

Friday 10th of October 2008, 10:28
related countries: Russia Russia, Thailand Thailand, United States United States

Alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout appears in a Thai court to fight extradition to the US on terrorism charges.
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Ahtisaari wins Nobel Peace Prize

Friday 10th of October 2008, 10:42
related countries: Finland Finland

Finnish ex-President Martti Ahtisaari wins this year's Nobel Peace Prize for three decades of mediation around the world.
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Migrants 'feared dead' off Yemen

Friday 10th of October 2008, 11:07
related countries: Yemen Yemen

About 100 migrants are feared drowned in the Gulf of Aden after being forced overboard by smugglers, the UN says.
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Live text - India v Australia

Friday 10th of October 2008, 11:08
related countries: India India, Australia Australia
related places: Bangalore

India reach 68-0 chasing Australia's 430 as rain ends the second day of the first Test in Bangalore.
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Hussey knock keeps Aussies on top

Friday 10th of October 2008, 11:09
related countries: India India, Australia Australia
related places: Bangalore

India reach 68-0 in reply to Australia's 430 in the first Test at Bangalore, after Mike Hussey makes 146.
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Turkey hits rebel targets in Iraq

Friday 10th of October 2008, 11:35
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Turkey Turkey

Turkish jets bomb suspected Kurdish rebels inside Iraq, the army says, days after the policy is extended.
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India's Sensex ends down again

Friday 10th of October 2008, 11:56
related countries: India India

Indian stocks fall again and the rupee slides to 49 to the dollar in one of the worst weeks for Indian investors in memory.
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India PM inaugurates Kashmir dam

Friday 10th of October 2008, 12:02
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India
related places: Kashmir

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh inaugurates a dam in Indian-administered Kashmir that has been built despite protests from Pakistan.
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Credit crunch glee

Friday 10th of October 2008, 13:55
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran celebrates the global meltdown, but for how long?
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EU verifies Russia's withdrawal

Friday 10th of October 2008, 14:17
related countries: Russia Russia, Georgia Georgia, France France

Russian forces have fully withdrawn from buffer zones adjoining Georgia's breakaway regions, the EU says.
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Venezuela shuts down McDonald's

Friday 10th of October 2008, 15:04
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela shuts all branches of restaurant chain McDonald's for 48 hours, citing tax irregularities, officials say.
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Capello in dark over Kazakhstan

Friday 10th of October 2008, 15:52
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

England boss Fabio Capello admits he knows little about World Cup qualifying opponents Kazakhstan because of their recent managerial change.
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Gunmen kill many in Mexican bar

Friday 10th of October 2008, 15:54
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Gunmen open fire in a bar in northern Mexico, killing at least 11 people and wounding several others, officials say.
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Nato to attack Afghan opium labs

Friday 10th of October 2008, 16:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Nato allows its troops to attack opium factories for the first time in Afghanistan to help stem the flow of funds to the Taleban.
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Somalis 'feared dead' off Yemen

Friday 10th of October 2008, 16:17
related countries: Yemen Yemen

About 100 Somalis are feared drowned in the Gulf of Aden after being forced overboard by smugglers, the UN says.
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US athlete jailed on drugs charge

Friday 10th of October 2008, 16:37
related countries: United States United States

US sprinter Tim Montgomery is jailed for five years for dealing in heroin, months after being convicted of fraud.
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What crisis?

Friday 10th of October 2008, 16:45
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Political face-off overshadows Thai financial woes
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France pulls tainted Chinese food

Friday 10th of October 2008, 17:06
related countries: France France, China China

France recalls sweets and biscuits made with Chinese dairy after finding high levels of an industrial chemical.
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Congo president's call to arms

Friday 10th of October 2008, 17:41
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

DR Congo's leader makes a televised appeal for people in the east to take up arms against rebel general Laurant Nkunda.
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Peru rebels launch deadly ambush

Friday 10th of October 2008, 17:46
related countries: Peru Peru

At least 12 soldiers and seven civilians are killed by Shining Path rebels in Peru, in the worst attack in a decade.
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'No decision' on US-N Korea deal

Friday 10th of October 2008, 18:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: North

The US says there is "no decision" on removing North Korea from its terror blacklist - a part of a nuclear disarmament deal.
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Dozens killed in Pakistan bombing

Friday 10th of October 2008, 19:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

Twenty-seven people are killed and more than 80 wounded in a suicide bombing on Pakistani tribal elders near the Afghan border.
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Deadly bomb attack at Iraq market

Friday 10th of October 2008, 19:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

A vehicle bomb in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, kills 13 people and injures 27 others, say police.
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Shattered calm

Friday 10th of October 2008, 20:29
related countries: Israel Israel

Jewish-Arab clashes rock mixed Israeli town
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Bush vows to stabilise US economy

Friday 10th of October 2008, 20:52
related countries: United States United States

President George W Bush vows to work "aggressively" to restore economic stability, as world stock markets tumble.
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US and India sign nuclear accord

Friday 10th of October 2008, 21:07
related countries: India India, United States United States

The US and India sign a controversial civilian nuclear co-operation accord, ending 34 years of American sanctions.
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Israeli city hit by fresh clashes

Friday 10th of October 2008, 21:21
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's PM-designate urges calm as police clash with protesters in Acre on a third day of violence between Jews and Arabs.
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Fear grips global stock markets

Friday 10th of October 2008, 21:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Dow

Stock markets in London, Paris and Frankfurt again register big losses amid fears of an economic slowdown.
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Pirates threaten to blow up ship

Friday 10th of October 2008, 21:56
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Somalia Somalia

Somali pirates holding a Ukrainian cargo ship carrying military tanks threaten to blow it up if they are not paid a ransom.
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Oil row brings down Peru cabinet

Friday 10th of October 2008, 23:57
related countries: Peru Peru

Peru's President Alan Garcia accepts the government's resignation over alleged bribes for oil contracts.
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