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What happend on October 15th 2008

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Earliest confirmed TB case found

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 0:00
related countries: Israel Israel

The 9,000-year-old remains of a mother and baby found off the coast of Israel provide the earliest evidence of human TB.
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Leftist heads Peru's new cabinet

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 0:35
related countries: Peru Peru

A new, left-wing prime minister takes office in Peru, after a corruption scandal brought down the former government.
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Fish and cool

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 1:51
related countries: Iceland Iceland

Iceland hopes to weather hard times with stoical calm
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Peruvian soldiers die in ambush

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 3:58
related countries: Peru Peru

The military in Peru blame the Shining Path guerrilla group for an ambush in which two soldiers were killed and five injured.
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England pre-Capello was 'circus'

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 5:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Stand-in captain Rio Ferdinand brands the England set-up before the arrival of coach Fabio Capello "a circus".
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N Korea 'sex spy' jailed in South

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 7:31
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A N Korean woman who pleaded guilty to using sex to extract secret information from S Korean soldiers is given five years in jail.
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Barca to launch MLS franchise bid

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 7:53
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Barcelona

Spanish club Barcelona is set to launch a bid to become co-owners of a Major League Soccer franchise in Miami.
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Vietnam sends journalist to jail

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 8:52
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

A Vietnamese journalist has been jailed for two years for his reporting of a major corruption case.
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Zimbabwe leaders to resume talks

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 8:55
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's leaders are to resume negotiations on rescuing a power-sharing deal.
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Syria and Lebanon formalise ties

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 9:07
related countries: Syria Syria, Lebanon Lebanon

A signing ceremony is held in Damascus to establish diplomatic ties for the first time between Syria and Lebanon.
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Taleban raid on key Afghan town

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 9:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least 18 Taleban militants are killed in a second major attack on a southern Afghan town this week, officials say.
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Israelis kill Palestinian youth

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 9:40
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Israeli troops shoot dead a Palestinian teenager in the West Bank who they say had been preparing to attack settlers.
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Canadians re-elect Conservatives

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 10:31
related countries: Canada Canada

With most votes counted in Canada's election, the Conservatives are set to form another minority government.
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Washington diary

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 11:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's PM makes splash this side of the Pond
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New model army

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 11:51
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq military college turns out different breed of soldier
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Jet Airways lays off 800 staff

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 11:54
related countries: India India

India's largest private airline Jet Airways lays off 800 staff as it cuts back on flights amid soaring costs, officials say.
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Turkish plane 'hijacker' subdued

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 11:59
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Russia Russia

Passengers overpower a hijacker who tried to take over a Turkish Airlines plane flying to St Petersburg, officials say.
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Mafia author vows to flee Italy

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 12:30
related countries: Italy Italy

Roberto Saviano, author of an expose of the Neapolitan mafia, the Camorra, says he wants to quit Italy amid death threats.
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Key Iraq al-Qaeda leader 'killed'

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 12:57
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Mosul

The US military says al-Qaeda in Iraq's second-in-command has been killed in an operation in the northern city of Mosul.
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US rivals to spar in final debate

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 13:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

The US presidential hopefuls are to meet in New York for the final pre-election debate, with domestic issues the key focus.
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Nelson Mandela's former island jail to close for a rabbit cull

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 13:27
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Nelson Mandela's former jail, Robben Island, is to be closed for two weeks to cull rabbits which have overrun the South African tourist attraction.
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Australia drops Ahmadinejad case

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 13:34
related countries: Israel Israel, Iran Iran

The government has dropped plans to take international legal action against the Iranian president on a charge of inciting genocide against Israel.
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Risky strategy

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 13:52
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Why arming Pakistan's militias is fraught with danger
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ANC heavyweight joins rebellion

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 14:09
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The ex-premier of South Africa's Gauteng state resigns from the ruling ANC to join those calling for a new party.
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Haider 'drunk' in fatal car crash

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 14:11
related countries: Austria Austria

Austrian far-right politician Joerg Haider was drunk at the time of his fatal car crash, an official from his party says.
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Sri Lanka Tamils 'being arrested'

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 15:12
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

Police in and around the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, are arresting "five to 10 Tamils" every day, a government minister says.
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Shell to appeal Nigerian eviction

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 15:24
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Niger Niger

Oil giant Shell is to appeal a court order evicting it from a key Nigerian site in the Niger Delta region.
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EU leaders seek broad bank reform

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 15:43
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

EU leaders are to discuss multi-billion-euro rescue plans for Europe's ailing banks at a two-day summit in Brussels.
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Colin Powell dances hip-hop to Nigerian fraudsters' beat

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 15:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Africa, London

Ex US diplomat Colin Powell dances hip-hop to celebrate African culture, but to a Nigerian fraudsters' anthem.
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Pakistan Taleban 'want to talk'

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 16:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Taleban militants fighting troops in Pakistan's tribal areas offer "unconditional" talks with the government.
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Should ancient artefacts be repatriated?

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 16:21
related countries: Peru Peru, Spain Spain

Spain has returned valuable artefacts to Peru. Should historical objects go back to their country of origin?
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Ugandans ban female circumcision

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 16:23
related countries: Uganda Uganda

The only community to practise female genital mutilation in Uganda has banned it, an official says.
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France makes anthem threat to fans

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 16:30
related countries: France France

The French sports minister says football matches in France will be called off if spectators jeer during their national anthem.
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Iraq mulls new US security draft

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 17:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Iraqi leaders examine a new draft deal under which US troops would remain after the UN mandate expires, officials say.
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Tribunal urged for Kenya violence

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 17:09
related countries: Kenya Kenya

An inquiry into Kenya's post-election clashes wants an international tribunal set up to try those behind the violence.
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Gunfight on Thai-Cambodia border

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 17:26
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, Thailand Thailand

Two Cambodian soldiers are killed in an exchange of gunfire with Thai troops over a disputed border near a famous temple.
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Live text - World Cup qualifiers

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 17:31
related countries: Belarus Belarus, Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom, San Marino San Marino

England are in Belarus, Wales go to Germany and Northern Ireland host San Marino in World Cup qualifying matches on Wednesday.
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Bleak outlook

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 17:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan faces its worst economic crisis in a decade
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Acre riots man under house arrest

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 17:59
related countries: Israel Israel

An Israeli-Arab who drove his car in a Jewish district of Acre on a religious holiday, sparking riots, is put under house arrest.
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Rooney hits double in England win

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 20:24
related countries: Belarus Belarus, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wayne Rooney scores twice as England win 3-1 in Belarus to make it four wins from four World Cup qualifiers.
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Georgia-Russia talks move fails

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 21:23
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Georgia and Russia blame each other as a bid to bring them together in Geneva for talks on their recent war fails.
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Cheney's heart returns to normal

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 21:45
related countries: United States United States

US Vice-President Dick Cheney returns to his normal routine after successful treatment for an abnormal heart rhythm.
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Aliyev re-elected in Azerbaijan

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 21:50
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan

Ilham Aliyev wins new term as Azerbaijani president with 89% of the vote, according to partial results.
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Italy proposes immigrant classes

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 21:56
related countries: Italy Italy

The lower house of Italy's parliament approves a controversial scheme to create mandatory classes for the children of immigrants.
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Temple of doom?

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 23:19
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Sparks fly near ruins on Thai-Cambodia border
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EU rallies behind banking reform

Wednesday 15th of October 2008, 23:44
related countries: France France

All 27 EU states broadly support their bank rescue plan and the holding of a world finance summit, France's president says.
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