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What happend on October 20th 2008

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Finance reforms 'must help poor'

Monday 20th of October 2008, 0:04
related countries: France France

French-speaking nations say the needs of the poorest countries must be considered in any solution to the financial crisis.
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Emerging hopes

Monday 20th of October 2008, 0:15
related countries: China China

Linda Yueh says China can help solve financial crisis
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New bid to seal Iraq troop deal

Monday 20th of October 2008, 1:07
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Iraqi political leaders meet in late night session to discuss plans for a deal to keep US troops in the country until 2011.
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China healthcare under spotlight

Monday 20th of October 2008, 1:52
related countries: China China

The medical journal, the Lancet, launches a major series of scientific papers on China's plans for healthcare reform.
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Live text - India v Australia

Monday 20th of October 2008, 3:45
related countries: India India, Australia Australia
related places: Mohali

Australia finish day four of the second Test on 141-5, chasing 516 to beat India in Mohali.
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Troubled French bank boss resigns

Monday 20th of October 2008, 3:58
related countries: France France

The chairman of Caisse d'Epargne steps down, taking responsibility for a 600m euro loss, and two other top officials go with him.
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Ready to carve?

Monday 20th of October 2008, 4:09
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Multi-ethnic Belgium struggles to stay in one piece
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Mixed reaction to Kashmir polls

Monday 20th of October 2008, 5:37
related countries: India India

Political parties and separatist groups in Indian-administered Kashmir present a mixed reaction to the decision to hold polls.
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Chinese economy growth rate slows

Monday 20th of October 2008, 6:21
related countries: China China

China's economic growth rate falls for a third quarter, amid fears that a major Asian economy could face a severe downturn.
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Cuba opens first Russian church

Monday 20th of October 2008, 8:48
related countries: Russia Russia, Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

Cuba's first Russian Orthodox church is inaugurated in Havana amid improving ties between Cuba and Russia.
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Macau sees gambling revenue drop

Monday 20th of October 2008, 9:35
related countries: Macau Macau

The credit crisis and slowing economies lead to a 10% drop in Macau's gaming revenues, according to a Macau gaming body.
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Macau sees gambling revenue drop

Monday 20th of October 2008, 9:35
related countries: Macau Macau

The credit crisis and slowing economies lead to a 10% drop in Macau's gaming revenues, according to a Macau gaming body.
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Slum charity nun Emmanuelle dies

Monday 20th of October 2008, 9:39
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Belgium Belgium
related places: Cairo

Sister Emmanuelle, a Belgian-born nun who dedicated her later life to helping poor children in the slums of Cairo, dies aged 99.
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Annan backs Kenya violence probe

Monday 20th of October 2008, 9:52
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Chief mediator Kofi Annan backs a call for Kenya to set up a tribunal for those involved in election violence.
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Cameroon police 'seized colonel'

Monday 20th of October 2008, 10:15
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea

Two Cameroon policemen are arrested and accused of handing a colonel from Equatorial Guinea to that country's intelligence service.
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War remains sought in Korea's DMZ

Monday 20th of October 2008, 10:59
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Korea

S Korean and US officials are to search the border with N Korea for remains of soldiers killed in the 1950-53 Korean War.
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India close in on Mohali victory

Monday 20th of October 2008, 11:43
related countries: Australia Australia

Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin share a defiant 83, but Australia are 375 from victory at 141-5 at stumps on day four.
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S Lanka admits heavy troop loss

Monday 20th of October 2008, 11:58
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

At least 33 soldiers were killed fighting Tamil Tiger rebels in northern Sri Lanka over the weekend, the government says.
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India's central bank cuts rates

Monday 20th of October 2008, 12:44
related countries: India India

India's central bank unexpectedly cuts short-term lending rates in response to continued pressure from the global financial crisis.
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German sales of Marx soar as credit crunch challenges capitalism

Monday 20th of October 2008, 13:00
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Marx

Karl Marx is back in fashion, says one German publisher, who attributes his new popularity to the world economic crisis.
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Six die in S Korea knife frenzy

Monday 20th of October 2008, 13:11
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea
related places: Seoul

A South Korean man goes on a knife rampage in Seoul, leaving at least six people dead and seven others wounded.
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UN worker shot dead in Somalia

Monday 20th of October 2008, 13:29
related countries: Somalia Somalia

An engineer working for the UN in Somalia is the latest aid worker to be assassinated, sources say.
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Olive harvest attacks anger Abbas

Monday 20th of October 2008, 13:40
related countries: Israel Israel

Attacks by Israeli settlers on Palestinian olive harvesters are a "dangerous escalation", the Palestinian leader says.
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Israel website in 'Nazi pope' row

Monday 20th of October 2008, 13:55
related countries: Israel Israel

A website run by supporters of Israel's leading political party, Kadima, superimposes a swastika over an image of Pope Benedict.
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Sarkozy bank theft probed

Monday 20th of October 2008, 14:19
related countries: France France

An investigation is under way in France after hackers steal money from President Nicolas Sarkozy's personal bank account.
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S Korea's national dish hit by a 'kimchi deficit'

Monday 20th of October 2008, 14:36
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's spicy dish feels the heat
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Afghan suicide blast kills seven

Monday 20th of October 2008, 14:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A suicide bomber attacks a Nato patrol in northern Afghanistan, killing two soldiers and five children, Nato says.
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MDC snubs Zimbabwe talks

Monday 20th of October 2008, 15:00
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's opposition MDC pulls out of regional talks after its leader was denied a passport.
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End Franco probe, say prosecutors

Monday 20th of October 2008, 15:28
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish prosecutors ask the high court to halt a probe into civil war atrocities, saying they are covered by an amnesty.
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Disarray at Turkish terror trial

Monday 20th of October 2008, 15:41
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

The trial of more than 80 people accused of an ultra-nationalist coup plot adjourns in Istanbul after a chaotic opening.
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US presses Baghdad on troop deal

Monday 20th of October 2008, 16:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

The US insists Iraq will regain its sovereignty under a security pact which would see American troops staying another three years.
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Botswana's Mogae wins $5m prize

Monday 20th of October 2008, 16:46
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Botswana's ex-President Mogae wins a $5m prize for encouraging good governance in Africa.
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First German sextuplets for 20 years are born in Berlin

Monday 20th of October 2008, 17:16
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

The first German sextuplets for 20 years are born in Berlin and are said to be in a stable condition.
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Dutchman 'killed by Russian bomb'

Monday 20th of October 2008, 17:20
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

A Dutch inquiry blames a Russian cluster bomb for the death of a cameraman during the recent conflict in Georgia.
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Canada opposition leader to quit

Monday 20th of October 2008, 18:50
related countries: Canada Canada

The leader of Canada's main opposition Liberal Party, Stephane Dion, says he will resign after last week's election defeat.
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UK charity worker killed in Kabul

Monday 20th of October 2008, 19:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

A female aid worker with British and South African citizenship is shot dead in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
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Zimbabwe talks delayed for a week

Monday 20th of October 2008, 19:06
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Regional talks on power sharing in Zimbabwe are postponed for a week, officials say.
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France unveils bank rescue plan

Monday 20th of October 2008, 19:28
related countries: France France

The French government will inject 10.5bn euros into the country's six largest banks, the finance minister announces.
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US base accused 'plotted jihad'

Monday 20th of October 2008, 19:31
related countries: United States United States

Five men accused of planning an attack on a New Jersey military base were intent on 'holy war', hears their trial.
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Cannibal chef given life sentence

Monday 20th of October 2008, 19:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British chef who murdered his lover before cooking pieces of his flesh and eating it is told he will serve 30 years in jail.
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Monday 20th of October 2008, 20:11
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Slaven Bilic plays down speculation linking him to Tottenham, insisting he is focused on his job as coach of the Croatia national team.
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US state curtails child dumping

Monday 20th of October 2008, 20:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Nebraska

The US state of Nebraska agrees to change a controversial law that allows the abandonment of children up to 18.
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Hayward waits

Monday 20th of October 2008, 20:35
related countries: United States United States

Sitting on the most dangerous urban fault in the US
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Rice defends Middle East legacy

Monday 20th of October 2008, 20:37
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the Middle East is a better place for the policies of President Bush.
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Nato 'wavering' over Afghanistan

Monday 20th of October 2008, 21:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A top Nato commander says Western efforts in Afghanistan are "disjointed" and that political will is wavering.
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Russians reject McCain cash plea generated by 'computer error'

Monday 20th of October 2008, 21:31
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: McCain

Russian diplomats turn down a funding request from US presidential candidate John McCain after a "computer error".
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US Fed chief urges fresh crisis measures

Monday 20th of October 2008, 21:47
related countries: United States United States

US Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke says more government spending to combat economic weakness "seems appropriate".
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Mexico blocks Cuban route to US

Monday 20th of October 2008, 22:08
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Mexico Mexico

Mexico tightens its immigration rules and agrees to deport Cubans using the country as an entry point to the US.
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Mexico jail riot 'leaves 21 dead'

Monday 20th of October 2008, 22:51
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Reynosa

A riot breaks out at a prison in the Mexican border town of Reynosa, leaving at least 21 inmates dead, officials say.
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Rappers' revolt

Monday 20th of October 2008, 23:19
related countries: Guinea Guinea

Musicians give vocal backing to Guinean grievances
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