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What happend on October 29th 2008

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McCain and Obama hit key states

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 0:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pennsylvania

With one week to go to the US election, both presidential candidates try to woo voters in the key battleground states.
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Ivorian guilty of student murder

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 0:52
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

An Italian judge jails a man from Ivory Coast for 30 years for murdering UK student Meredith Kercher in Italy.
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Chile HIV error minister resigns

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 2:11
related countries: Chile Chile

The Chilean health minister resigns after a hospital fails to tell dozens of patients that they have HIV.
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Battles rage near key Congo town

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 3:11
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
related places: Kibumba

Government troops and UN forces are locked in fierce battles with Tutsi rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Hungary to get $25bn rescue deal

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 3:35
related countries: Hungary Hungary

The IMF, World Bank and European Union agree a $25bn package to help Hungary cope with the global financial crisis.
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Former US mayor jailed for lying

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 5:09
related countries: United States United States

The former mayor of Detroit Kwame Kilpatrick is jailed for four months for lying in connection with a sex scandal.
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Warning on 'dire' Iraq conditions

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 5:54
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Red Cross warns that Iraq's infrastructure remains dire, putting the health of millions at risk.
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Japan index sees stocks rebound

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 6:54
related countries: South Korea South Korea, Japan Japan

Japan's Nikkei closes 7.74% higher in the wake of a surge on Wall Street and ahead of an expected US rate cut.
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Maldives president admits defeat

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 7:25
related countries: Maldives Maldives

Maumoon Abdul Gayoom admits defeat to Mohamed Nasheed after 30 years as president of the Maldives.
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China in Dalai Lama talks offer

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 8:52
related countries: China China

China offers to arrange fresh talks with envoys of the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, Chinese media say.
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Flash floods hit north-east India

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 9:17
related countries: India India

Tens of thousands of people are displaced after floods inundate villages in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam.
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Czech collector skips India bail

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 9:18
related countries: India India, Czech Republic Czech Republic

A Czech man sentenced to three years imprisonment by an Indian court for collecting rare insects flees the country after jumping bail.
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Activist ship docks in Gaza

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 9:28
related countries: Israel Israel

A boat carrying pro-Palestinian activists reaches Gaza despite an Israeli blockade, the second such voyage in three months.
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Icelandic-owned airline bankrupt

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 9:33
related countries: Iceland Iceland

The Icelandic-owned Sterling Airways says it will file for bankruptcy, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded.
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US hands province to Iraqi forces

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 10:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Wasit

The US military transfers control of Wasit to Iraqi forces, in the latest in a series of provincial handovers.
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US teen jailed for 'gangsta gran' video rap

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 10:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

A teenager in Florida is jailed for using his grandmother to issue threats with a gun in his 'gangsta rap' video.
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Maradona set to coach Argentina

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 10:55
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina legend Diego Maradona will take over as coach of the national side next week, says the secretary of the Argentine FA.
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India v Australia - live text

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 11:14
related countries: India India, Australia Australia
related places: Delhi

Gautam Gambhir scores his second successive hundred as India's batsmen take charge on day one of the third Test in Delhi.
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Gambhir ton makes Australia toil

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 11:32
related countries: India India, Australia Australia
related places: Delhi

Gautam Gambhir continues his superb form as India reach 296-3 on the first day of the third Test against Australia in Delhi.
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West Bank farmer killed by troops

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 11:36
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Israeli forces shoot dead a Palestinian farmer who they said opened fire with a shotgun in the north of the West Bank.
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Syria dissident jail terms 'cut'

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 11:48
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria reduces the sentences of 12 pro-democracy activists jailed for "damaging the state", a human rights group has said.
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S African lottery thief convicted

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 11:49
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A South African man is found guilty of stealing a winning lottery ticket from a farm worker.
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Rebels 'seize' Congo border town

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 12:00
related countries: Uganda Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Rebels in eastern DR Congo say they have taken a town near the Ugandan border, as fierce fighting continues.
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Scores dead after Pakistan quake

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 13:02
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Quetta

At least 160 people are killed in a earthquake measuring 6.4 near the city of Quetta, in south-west Pakistan, officials say.
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BMI being taken over by Lufthansa

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 13:53
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Heathrow

UK airline BMI is being taken over by Lufthansa, giving the German carrier the second-largest amount of flights from Heathrow.
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Croatia launches anti-mafia drive

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 15:07
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Croatia's new justice minister announces measures to tackle organised crime, after a spate of mafia-style killings.
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China warns on emissions control

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 15:32
related countries: China China

China admits its greenhouse gas emissions are equal to America's and that there is little prospect of an early improvement.
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Deadly car bombs hit Somaliland

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 16:04
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

At least 29 people die as five car-bombs go off in previously stable northern Somalia.
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Canadian bomb plotter convicted

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 16:13
related countries: Canada Canada, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Canadian software developer is found guilty in a trial linked to a foiled fertiliser bomb plot in Britain.
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President Sarkozy not enchanted as he loses 'voodoo doll' case

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 17:15
related countries: France France

A French court rejects President Nicolas Sarkozy's attempt to stop sales of a satirical "voodoo doll" in his image.
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Revolution rocket

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 17:16
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela gears up for launch of its first satellite
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I will help Massa win - Raikkonen

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 17:30
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, Botswana Botswana

Kimi Raikkonen says he will help Ferrari team-mate Felipe Massa beat Lewis Hamilton to the world title in Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix.
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Congo city panics as rebels near

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 17:36
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda Rwanda

Displaced people are pouring into Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo as rebels battling the army approach.
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Tsunami in 2004 'not the first'

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 18:00
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, India India

Research on sediments on Indian Ocean shores reveals centuries-old evidence of large tsunami in the region.
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Protests over Italy school reform

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 18:01
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

A school reform law sparks big protests by students and teachers across Italy, including a clash in Rome.
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Rate cut hope lifts global shares

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 18:08
related countries: United States United States

European shares rise sharply, buoyed by expectations central banks will further cut interest rates, starting in the US.
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Final rallies before Zambian poll

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 18:31
related countries: Zambia Zambia

Zambia's presidential election candidates draw thousands of supporters to eve-of-poll rallies amid tight security.
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Congo exodus

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 18:46
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
related places: Goma

Thousands flee in terror as soldiers retreat to Goma
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Afghan women decry Taleban talks

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 19:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan women's representatives call on President Karzai not to undermine their position by talking to the Taleban.
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Bush confident of Iraq troop deal

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 19:11
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

The US president says he is confident a deal on the future of US troops in Iraq will be approved despite Iraqi objections.
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DR Congo rebel leader calls truce

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 19:42
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
related places: Goma

A rebel leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo whose forces are advancing on the eastern city of Goma declares a ceasefire.
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Anand retains world chess title

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 20:44
related countries: India India, Russia Russia

India's Viswanathan Anand has retained his FIDE World Chess Championship title with a draw against Russia's Vladimir Kramnik.
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Spurs comeback earns epic derby draw

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 22:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tottenham, London

Tottenham score twice in the dying moments to give new boss Harry Redknapp a stunning 4-4 draw at north London rivals Arsenal.
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National fury

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 22:27
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Village

Village raid stokes anti-American anger across Syria
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US interest rates slashed to 1%

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 22:48
related countries: United States United States

The US Federal Reserve reduces its key US interest rate from 1.5% to 1%, its lowest level since 2004.
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Royals attend Bond world premiere

Wednesday 29th of October 2008, 23:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Princes William and Harry attend the royal world premiere of the 22nd James Bond film, Quantum of Solace in London.
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