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What happend on October 21st 2008

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Thai court considers Thaksin case

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 4:40
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Opponents of Thaksin Shinawatra gather in Bangkok ahead of a court ruling on corruption charges against the ex-PM.
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India thrash Australia in Mohali

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 5:40
related countries: Australia Australia

India complete an emphatic 320-run victory over Australia on the final morning of the second Test in Mohali.
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India v Australia day five as it happened

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 5:42
related countries: India India, Australia Australia
related places: Mohali

India beat Australia by 320 runs to win the second Test in Mohali and lead the four-Test series 1-0.
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Obama to break off from campaign

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 6:27
related countries: United States United States

US presidential hopeful Barack Obama is cancelling campaign events for two days to visit his sick grandmother in Hawaii.
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China hunts Olympic 'terrorists'

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 7:10
related countries: China China
related places: Xinjiang

China appeals for international help to trace eight men from Xinjiang, whom officials say tried to disrupt the Olympics.
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Japan backs Afghan naval mission

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 7:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Japan Japan, United States United States

Japan's lower house of parliament votes to extend a controversial naval mission backing US operations in Afghanistan.
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Bolivian reforms 'deal reached'

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 9:06
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Bolivian President Evo Morales and his opponents agree terms for holding a referendum on a new constitution.
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Five killed in UK crash blaze

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 9:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Five people, three of them believed to be children, are killed when a car catches fire in a crash on a British motorway.
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Kiwis dig deep to beat Bangladesh

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 9:26
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Chittagong

New Zealand scrape to a three-wicket victory over Bangladesh on the final day of the first Test in Chittagong.
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Economic crisis 'won't affect 2010'

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 9:38
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The economic crisis will only have a limited affect on South Africa's 2010 World Cup, organisers say.
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Taiwanese attack Chinese envoy

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 10:00
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, China China

Pro-independence protesters in Taiwan attack a visiting Chinese envoy, sparking condemnation from Beijing.
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Egypt in Palestinian unity push

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 10:33
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Egypt presents a Palestinian "consensus" plan and invites rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas for talks in Cairo.
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Thai ex-PM guilty of corruption

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 10:46
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Fugitive Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra is found guilty of corruption over a land deal and sentenced to two years in jail.
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MDC seeks new Zimbabwe election

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 10:50
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's opposition MDC calls for new elections, if there is no deal at power-sharing talks.
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Dead Chinese dogs 'ate melamine'

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 11:01
related countries: China China

About 1,500 dogs bred for their fur have died on a farm in China after eating feed tainted with melamine.
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Hundreds face Saudi terror trials

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 11:08
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has laid charges against almost 1,000 suspected militants linked to al-Qaeda, the interior minister says.
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Kashmir rivals reopen trade route

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 11:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India
related places: Kashmir

India and Pakistan reopen an old Kashmir trade route after six decades as part of efforts to bolster peace moves.
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G-strings plus fireworks equals mass suspension at Australian school

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 12:13
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The entire graduating class at an exclusive Australian school is suspended over "unacceptable" end-of-term antics.
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Tories deny Russian cash claim

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 12:16
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's opposition Conservative Party denies soliciting a donation from Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska.
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Pakistan holds key talks with IMF

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 14:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Talks get under way between the International Monetary Fund and Pakistan, which faces a serious balance of payments crisis.
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Iraq seeking changes to US deal

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 14:31
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Iraq's cabinet wants changes to a draft agreement that would allow US forces to stay until 2011, a spokesman says.
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Sarkozy wants top EU economy team

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 14:32
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

The French president calls for an EU "economic government", as the IMF predicts a tough year for Europe.
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US, Russian military chiefs meet

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 14:52
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Top

Top military officers from the US and Russia meet to discuss ways to improve relations damaged by Russia's conflict with Georgia.
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Afghan man spared death sentence

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 14:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A student convicted of blasphemy in Afghanistan has his death sentence reduced to a 20-year jail term.
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Albino girl murdered in Tanzania

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 15:06
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania

Five people have been arrested in north-western Tanzania for killing an albino girl, police tell the BBC.
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Afghan rethink

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 15:08
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Mounting challenges facing next US president
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Somali refugees protest in Nepal

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 15:14
related countries: Nepal Nepal, Somalia Somalia

Somali refugees in Nepal demonstrate to gain official recognition by the government.
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Human heads sent to Mexico police

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 15:20
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The heads of four men were delivered in an icebox by a courier service to a police station in northern Mexico, local authorities say.
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Iraq tribal clashes leave 15 dead

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 15:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Babil

At least 15 people are killed as militants clash with anti-al-Qaeda tribesmen in the central Iraqi province of Babil.
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Riots over Indian leader's arrest

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 15:32
related countries: India India

Violence breaks out in the Indian city of Mumbai (Bombay) after the arrest of the leader of a right-wing regional party.
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Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 15:38
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

ICC judges say Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga should not be freed but his trial is still halted.
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Strike-hit Greece at standstill

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 15:48
related countries: Greece Greece

Air traffic is grounded, public services grind to a halt, and there are some clashes, as Greeks join a nationwide strike.
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Guantanamo inmate charges dropped

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 16:07
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States

US authorities drop war crimes charges against five detainees held at the Guantanamo Bay detention centre in Cuba.
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India bombing 'kills at least 17'

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 16:28
related countries: India India
related places: Imphal

At least 17 people are killed and 20 injured in a bomb explosion in the north-east Indian city of Imphal, police say.
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'Innocent' Nigerians on death row

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 18:26
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Hundreds of prisoners on Nigeria's death row may be innocent as their trials were not fair, a rights group says.
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Bid to end Italy's lotto fever

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 18:54
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy's main consumer rights group launches a bid to have a record lotto prize seized, saying it is stoking gambling fever.
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Tears and cheers

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 19:31
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thaksin's prison sentence divides Thailand
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Egyptian sexual harasser jailed

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 20:28
related countries: Egypt Egypt

An Egyptian man is sentenced to three years in prison with hard labour for groping a woman in the street.
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Egyptian sexual harasser jailed

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 20:28
related countries: Egypt Egypt

An Egyptian man is sentenced to three years in prison with hard labour for groping a woman in the street.
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Fenerbahce 2-5 Arsenal

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 20:40
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

Arsenal produce a fine attacking display to thrash Fenerbahce 5-2 in their Champions League match in Istanbul.
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US warning on Iraq deal failure

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 20:51
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates warns of "dramatic consequences" if a deal on US forces in Iraq is not agreed.
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Argentina to take over pensions

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 21:35
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez signs a bill to nationalise almost $30bn in private pension funds.
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'Poison letters' sent to US banks

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 21:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

The FBI is called in to help investigate threatening letters containing white powder sent to banks across America.
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Canadian 'role in Syria torture'

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 22:09
related countries: Canada Canada, Syria Syria

An inquiry finds Canadian officials indirectly contributed to the torture in Syria of three Canadian terrorist suspects.
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UK ban for ads aired in Bangladesh

Tuesday 21st of October 2008, 23:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladeshi adverts claiming that products made children healthier have been banned after mistakenly appearing on UK television.
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