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What happend on October 17th 2008

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Police battle police in Sao Paulo

Friday 17th of October 2008, 1:41
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Riot police in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo fire tear gas at other police officers who are striking over pay.
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Live text - India v Australia

Friday 17th of October 2008, 3:57
related countries: India India, Australia Australia
related places: Mohali

Sachin Tendulkar becomes the highest run scorer in Test cricket as India look to build a big first-innings total in Mohali.
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Cuba claims massive oil reserves

Friday 17th of October 2008, 4:08
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba's state-owned oil company says it may have more than 20bn barrels of oil in its offshore fields - double previous estimates.
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India 'to guard Somalia waters'

Friday 17th of October 2008, 5:23
related countries: Somalia Somalia, India India

India says it will send warships to the Gulf of Aden to protect its ships from pirates operating off the coast of Somalia.
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Bachchan released from hospital

Friday 17th of October 2008, 6:15
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan is released from a hospital in the western Indian city of Mumbai.
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'Bullet-proof bus'

Friday 17th of October 2008, 6:37
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank
related places: Hebron

BBC joins an Israeli tour of Hebron in the West Bank
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Contrasting styles

Friday 17th of October 2008, 6:51
related countries: United States United States

Debates put cool Obama and feisty McCain into focus
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Magnetic field 'aids US coma victim'

Friday 17th of October 2008, 6:59
related countries: United States United States

A US patient left in a coma-like state after a road accident recovered the ability to speak after repeated exposure to a magnetic field.
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Jet Airways reinstates 800 staff

Friday 17th of October 2008, 7:56
related countries: India India

India's biggest private airline, Jet Airways, reinstates more than 800 of its employees whose dismissal sparked public protests.
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Doubts raised on US 'plumber Joe'

Friday 17th of October 2008, 8:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Joe

Doubts are cast over the story of Joe the plumber, the man who became the star of the US presidential debate.
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Colombia 'blocking militia probe'

Friday 17th of October 2008, 8:09
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Human Rights Watch accuses the Colombian government of trying to sabotage an inquiry into paramilitary activity.
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Kenyan MPs seek airport upgrade for Obama's Air Force One

Friday 17th of October 2008, 8:37
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan MPs want an airport near the birthplace of Barack Obama's father upgraded in readiness for the arrival of Air Force One.
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Tendulkar breaks Lara Test record

Friday 17th of October 2008, 9:02
related countries: India India

India's Sachin Tendulkar sets a new record for the most runs scored by a batsman in Tests.
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Bashir war crimes charges delayed

Friday 17th of October 2008, 9:13
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Bashir

Judges at the ICC ask for more evidence before deciding whether to indict Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir for war crimes.
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Italians say bye, bye, baby

Friday 17th of October 2008, 9:47
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Marche

In the Marche region of Italy, Matthew Gwyther discovers why changing lifestyles mean the country could be facing a baby crisis.
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Fraudsters' website shut in swoop

Friday 17th of October 2008, 9:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A website where criminals traded credit card details and bank log-ins is shut down after a police operation.
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Anger at China toy firm closure

Friday 17th of October 2008, 9:59
related countries: China China

Workers protest against the closure of a Chinese toymaker which has gone out of business with the loss of up to 7,000 jobs.
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Thai PM 'to stay' despite clashes

Friday 17th of October 2008, 10:17
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Thailand's PM Somchai Wongsawat says he will not step down despite growing calls from protesters for his resignation.
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Watery scare for golf marshal at the Portugal Masters

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

A non-swimming marshal at the Portugal Masters has to be rescued from the water at the Oceanico Victoria course.
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Draft dissent

Friday 17th of October 2008, 10:57
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US forces deal sparks opposition in Iraq
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Hamilton heads Massa in practice

Friday 17th of October 2008, 11:07
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, China China

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton sets the pace in practice for the Chinese Grand Prix, ahead of main title rival Felipe Massa.
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Israeli Caicos captives set free

Friday 17th of October 2008, 11:34
related countries: Israel Israel, China China

Several Israelis seized by angry Chinese workers on a Caribbean island are freed, Israel says, but at least six remain in captivity.
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Heavy fighting engulfs Mogadishu

Friday 17th of October 2008, 11:40
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

At least 20 people are killed and dozens more injured as fighting breaks out across the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
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'Gladiator' character tomb discovered in Rome

Friday 17th of October 2008, 12:05
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

The tomb of an ancient Roman general, thought to have been an inspiration for the film Gladiator, is discovered in Rome.
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Cambodia PM plays down border row

Friday 17th of October 2008, 12:42
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, Thailand Thailand

Cambodian PM Hun Sen dismisses the possibility of a full-scale war with Thailand, days after an exchange of fire.
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Iran 'to stop executing youths'

Friday 17th of October 2008, 13:24
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Human

Human rights campaigners welcome an announcement by Iran that appears to end the execution of juvenile offenders.
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Mugabe optimistic as talks resume

Friday 17th of October 2008, 13:25
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Power-sharing talks resume in Zimbabwe, with President Robert Mugabe appearing optimistic and the opposition more cautious.
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For the record - Iranians make huge ostrich sandwich

Friday 17th of October 2008, 13:31
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Hundreds of Iranians try to assemble the world's largest ostrich sandwich in Tehran.
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Early falls for New York shares

Friday 17th of October 2008, 14:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Wall Street

US shares open lower after figures showed a sharper than expected deterioration in the number of new homes being built.
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Dozens jailed over Morocco blast

Friday 17th of October 2008, 15:18
related countries: Morocco Morocco

A court in Morocco sentences more than 40 people to up to 30 years in prison over a suicide bombing at an internet cafe.
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French bank admits trading loss

Friday 17th of October 2008, 15:21
related countries: France France

The French bank Caisse d'Epargne admits that it lost 600m euros in a derivatives trading incident last week.
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EU plans Polish shipyard sell-off

Friday 17th of October 2008, 15:29
related countries: Poland Poland

The EU has a new plan to sell off Poland's ailing shipyards, which risk bankruptcy because of state aid.
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Fears as Hungary warns on growth

Friday 17th of October 2008, 15:35
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Hungary cuts its 2009 growth forecast, as concerns grow about the impact of the global credit crisis on its economy.
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Vast new mosque opens in Chechnya

Friday 17th of October 2008, 15:38
related countries: Russia Russia

A new mosque - described by the authorities as the biggest in Europe - opens in the Russian region of Chechnya.
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N Korea 'puts back reactor seals'

Friday 17th of October 2008, 15:51
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

North Korea has resealed its nuclear equipment at the controversial Yongbyon plant, the US state department says.
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Gone AWOL

Friday 17th of October 2008, 15:52
related countries: United States United States

How foreign policy fell off the US election radar
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Food aid reaches Sri Lanka north

Friday 17th of October 2008, 16:03
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A UN convoy reaches rebel-held northern Sri Lanka with food for 200,000 displaced people, after it was delayed a day by fighting.
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Spanish airline suspends flights

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

Passengers are stranded as Spanish-based airline LTE International halts operations over financial problems.
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Japan wins Security Council seat

Friday 17th of October 2008, 16:20
related countries: Iceland Iceland, Iran Iran

Japan is elected as a temporary member of the UN Security Council, defeating Iran for the Asian seat.
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Nigeria cuts after oil price fall

Friday 17th of October 2008, 16:22
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria announces "serious" budget cuts because of big falls in the price of oil, at a special cabinet meeting.
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US extends visa waiver to EU newcomers

Friday 17th of October 2008, 16:37
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

President George W Bush says the citizens of six EU nations and South Korea will be able to travel to the US visa-free.
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Tendulkar breaks Lara Test record

Friday 17th of October 2008, 17:05
related countries: India India

India's Sachin Tendulkar sets a new record for the most runs scored by a batsman in Tests.
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Iraqi viewpoint

Friday 17th of October 2008, 17:29
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Mosul

Mosul man talks about Christians' fear of violence
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Court blocks Ohio vote challenge

Friday 17th of October 2008, 17:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ohio, Republican

The US Supreme Court blocks Republican moves to challenge 200,000 newly-registered Ohio voters.
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Iraqis assess US troop withdrawal

Friday 17th of October 2008, 21:51
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Senior Iraqi politicians adjourn talks on a draft deal that could see the withdrawal of US troops in three years' time.
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