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What happend on October 22nd 2008

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Decision due on Chagos Islanders

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 0:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Thousands of Chagos Islanders, evicted from their homes in 1965, will learn later if the UK can block their right to return.
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US rivals trade blows on economy

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 0:09
related countries: United States United States

US presidential rivals John McCain and Barack Obama attack each other's economic plans as they fight for votes in key states.
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S Lanka ships attacked by Tigers

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 3:27
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Jaffna

Tamil Tiger rebels attack two merchant ships carrying supplies to Jaffna in northern Sri Lanka, defence officials say.
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N Korea wants Japan out of talks

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 4:43
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Japan Japan

N Korea suggests Japan is removed from six-party talks on its nuclear facilities, accusing it of obstructing the process.
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House arrest for disgraced Graham

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 6:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Graham, Balco

Athletics coach Trevor Graham is sentenced to a year's house arrest for lying during the US probe into the Balco doping scandal.
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Air strike kills Afghan soldiers

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 7:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Nine Afghan soldiers have been killed and four injured in an air strike by international forces in eastern Afghanistan, officials say.
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Indian broker kills self and wife

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 7:57
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

A stockbroker in India's financial capital, Mumbai, killed himself after strangling his pregnant wife because of the economic slowdown, police say.
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The 'Hotel Honda'

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 8:12
related countries: United States United States

The US former bank worker now sleeping in his car
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Liberal tide?

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 8:27
related countries: United States United States

Democrats tipped to dominate US Senate elections
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Gloomy forecasts for UK economy

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 8:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Bank of England governor and an influential think tank predict the UK is likely to slide into recession in 2009.
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Calls to release Jordanian poet

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 8:44
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Writers in Jordan call for the immediate release of a poet arrested for insulting Islam in a collection of love poetry.
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Pakistan troops killed in clash

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 9:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Swat

At least five security personnel and seven militants are killed in clashes in Swat in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Charity denies hunger 'forgery'

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 9:50
related countries: Niger Niger

Medical charity MSF denies claims that it exaggerated the number of malnourished children in Niger.
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Marsh to replace injured Jaques

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 9:52
related countries: India India, Australia Australia

Opening batsman Shaun Marsh will replace the injured Phil Jaques in Australia's Test squad touring India.
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India launches first Moon mission

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 9:54
related countries: India India

India successfully launches the unmanned Chandrayaan 1 spacecraft - the country's first mission to the Moon.
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Security fears 'erode free press'

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 10:01
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: Press

Press freedoms are being eroded even in democratic nations because of war and security worries, rights group Reporters Without Borders says.
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Guinea drug agents are 'corrupt'

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 10:16
related countries: Guinea Guinea

Guinea's new drugs tsar says some of his agents are corrupt and drive limousines, amid fears of a rise in cocaine trafficking.
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Sarkozy needled by 'voodoo doll' in his image

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 10:29
related countries: France France

French President Nicolas Sarkozy threatens to sue a company if it does not withdraw from shops a "voodoo doll" in his image.
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Somali pirates 'hard to defeat'

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 10:37
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The commander of Nato's anti-piracy patrol off Somalia says it will be difficult to defend ships from attacks.
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Bolivia set for constitution vote

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 10:38
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Bolivia's Congress approves holding a referendum on a new constitution that enshrines wide-ranging reforms.
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Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 11:22
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Zuma

South African prosecutors win the right to appeal against a ruling quashing graft charges against ANC leader Jacob Zuma.
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'Political arrests'

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 11:37
related countries: West Bank West Bank

West Bank police accused of unlawful jailing of opponents
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Colombia hails end of drugs ring

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 11:57
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Asia

A two-year police operation has dismantled a drug-trafficking ring operating from South America to Asia, Colombian officials say.
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Protesters throw shoes at Thai PM

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 12:01
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Angry protesters throw shoes and bottles at Thai Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat, calling on him to resign.
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Media groups decry Afghan ruling

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 12:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

International media watchdogs condemn the 20-year jail term given to an Afghan journalism student for blasphemy.
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Warning over US election problems

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 12:26
related countries: United States United States

Record turnout and new voting machines could add up to major difficulties on US election day, researchers warn.
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Tour plan raises Armstrong doubts

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 13:02
related countries: France France

The penultimate day of the 2009 Tour de France will be a tough mountain stage, placing further doubt on a possible return for Lance Armstrong.
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Beckham to join AC Milan on loan

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 13:41
related countries: Italy Italy

David Beckham agrees to move to AC Milan on loan in January, the Italian club tells BBC Sport.
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Sudan 'could face new Darfur war'

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 13:47
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Sudan's Southern Kordofan state could turn into a conflict to rival Darfur, a think-tank warns.
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Shares struggle on Asian markets

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 13:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Asia, Major

Major stock markets in Asia fall on Wednesday after weak company results in the US renew fears of a recession there.
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'Three die' in fresh India riot

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 14:11
related countries: India India

Three people are killed during rioting on Tuesday night in the Indian state of Maharashtra, police say.
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Donors pledge $4.5bn to Georgia

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 14:56
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Western donors pledge more than $4.5bn in aid to help rebuild Georgia, two months after its conflict with Russia.
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Fritzl says he was 'born to rape'

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 15:09
related countries: Austria Austria

The Austrian father who allegedly abused his imprisoned daughter for 24 years admits he was "born to rape", a leaked report says.
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Pakistan seeks IMF financial help

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 15:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The International Monetary Fund says Pakistan has asked for help in dealing with a looming balance of payments crisis.
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Iraqis hit back at US commander

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 16:23
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Iraq's government criticises US military chief Adm Mike Mullen's warning of security losses if it does not pass a security deal.
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Malaysia blocks Iran Nobel winner

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 16:32
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Iran Iran

A Malaysian university cancels a speech by Iranian Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi after pressure from diplomats.
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Ballack criticises Germany coach

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 17:02
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany coach Joachim Low will decide on Michael Ballack's international future after hearing the midfielder explain why he criticised selection policy.
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Ghana's Muslim pilgrims get vote

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 17:04
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Ghana's electoral commission announces special arrangements so Muslim pilgrims on the Hajj can vote in the 7 December polls.
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Kuwait ends 18-year Iraq absence

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 17:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Kuwait Kuwait
related places: Baghdad

The first Kuwaiti ambassador to Iraq since the 1990 invasion presents his credentials in Baghdad and vows to "forget the past".
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'Dime a dozen'

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 17:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Teenage Islamists fighting coalition forces in Iraq
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The Keynes way

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 17:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British economist is the man of the moment again
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Live text - Champions League

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 17:43
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Roma

Chelsea host Roma and Liverpool take on Atletico Madrid in Wednesday's Champions League action.
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French recall 'radioactive' lifts

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 18:38
related countries: France France

A company in France removes buttons from hundreds of its lifts after they are found to contain imported radioactive material.
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Simao equaliser denies Liverpool

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 20:53
related countries: Spain Spain

Liverpool have to settle for a point after they draw 1-1 with Atletico Madrid following Sabrosa Simao's late equaliser.
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Recession fears drag shares lower

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 22:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Major

Stock markets fall sharply as fears of a global recession and further economic woe return to haunt investors.
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White stallion presented to Queen

Wednesday 22nd of October 2008, 23:35
related countries: Slovenia Slovenia

The Queen has been presented with a white stallion while on a visit to Slovenia.
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