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What happend on October 31st 2008

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Call for Afghan 'Berlin airlift'

Friday 31st of October 2008, 0:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Germany Germany

An emergency relief operation is urged to prevent Afghanistan falling victim to a devastating famine.
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Auf Wiedersehen

Friday 31st of October 2008, 0:41
related countries: Germany Germany

Historic Berlin airport shuts after 85 years of service
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Live text - India v Australia

Friday 31st of October 2008, 3:48
related countries: India India, Australia Australia
related places: Delhi

Australia finish on 338-4 after fine knocks from Matthew Hayden and Ricky Ponting at the close of day three of third Test against India in Delhi.
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Bones found near Fossett's plane

Friday 31st of October 2008, 4:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

US investigators find what appear to be two human bones near the crash site of Steve Fossett's plane in California.
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Acquittal in Malaysia murder saga

Friday 31st of October 2008, 5:08
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Mongolia Mongolia

Malaysian political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda is cleared of involvement in the murder of a Mongolian woman.
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Bank of Japan makes rare rate cut

Friday 31st of October 2008, 6:00
related countries: Japan Japan

The Bank of Japan cuts its main interest rate from 0.5% to 0.3% - its first reduction for seven years.
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Bank of Japan makes rare rate cut

Friday 31st of October 2008, 7:02
related countries: Japan Japan

The Bank of Japan cuts its main interest rate from 0.5% to 0.3% - its first reduction for seven years, but shares still fall.
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Chinese images win global prize

Friday 31st of October 2008, 7:36
related countries: Canada Canada, China China

A photographic prize said to be the world's richest is won by a Canadian for images of ecological disaster in northern China.
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300 feared dead in Pakistan quake

Friday 31st of October 2008, 7:54
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Officials say 300 people could have died in Wednesday's earthquake in south-west Pakistan's Balochistan province.
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McCain in emergency donation plea

Friday 31st of October 2008, 8:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ohio, White House

John McCain makes a plea for emergency donations as he tries to pull off a surprise victory in next Tuesday's election.
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Arrest in Taiwan corruption probe

Friday 31st of October 2008, 10:15
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Police in Taiwan arrest a former deputy prime minister on suspicion of corruption involving diplomatic funds.
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Nissan profits slump on high yen

Friday 31st of October 2008, 10:30
related countries: United States United States

Nissan reports a 41% fall in half-year profits after it is hit by the high value of the yen and the "severe decline" in the US car market.
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Turkey denies Christians church

Friday 31st of October 2008, 10:47
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Tarsus

Turkey rules out handing over the revered medieval church in Tarsus, where Catholics want to hold Christian services.
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Turkey denies Christians church

Friday 31st of October 2008, 10:47
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Tarsus

Turkey rules out handing over the revered medieval church in Tarsus, where Catholics want to hold Christian services.
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Barclays secures Middle East cash

Friday 31st of October 2008, 11:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British bank Barclays announces plans to raise up to £7.3bn to strengthen its balance sheet mainly from Mid-East investors.
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Australia launch Delhi fightback

Friday 31st of October 2008, 11:38
related countries: India India, Australia Australia
related places: Delhi

Ricky Ponting (87) and Matthew Hayden (83) help Australia reach 338-4 by the close on day three of the third Test against India.
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Chinese melamine scandal widens

Friday 31st of October 2008, 11:52
related countries: China China

The industrial chemical melamine is probably being routinely added to Chinese animal feed, state media reports.
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India explosions death toll rises

Friday 31st of October 2008, 12:09
related countries: India India

The death toll in a series of bomb explosions in India's north-eastern state of Assam has risen to more than 70, officials say.
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'Human catastrophe' grips Congo

Friday 31st of October 2008, 12:12
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Fierce fighting between government and rebels in DR Congo is causing a humanitarian catastrophe, the Red Cross says.
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Kenyan MPs dispute poll findings

Friday 31st of October 2008, 12:33
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The Kenyan president's party is meeting over a report on poll clashes implicating politicians a day after his coalition partners rejected it.
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Zimbabwe conditions 'worsening'

Friday 31st of October 2008, 12:35
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Conditions in Zimbabwe are growing more desperate as the political crisis continues, says Amnesty International.
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Prosecutors charge Greek hurdler

Friday 31st of October 2008, 14:06
related countries: Greece Greece

Greek hurdler Fani Halkia could face a two-year jail sentence after being charged for using steroids.
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Olmert 'wants more Syria talks'

Friday 31st of October 2008, 14:18
related countries: Israel Israel, Syria Syria

Outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert wants to resume indirect peace negotiations with Syria, his spokesman says.
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Pakistan 'child wedding' halted

Friday 31st of October 2008, 14:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Police in southern Pakistan arrest two people for attempting to wed a seven-year-old boy to an even younger girl, officials say.
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Recession fears grip US consumers

Friday 31st of October 2008, 14:49
related countries: United States United States

Consumer spending in the US fell in September by the biggest amount in four years, the Commerce Department says.
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Austrian hostages freed in Mali

Friday 31st of October 2008, 14:50
related countries: Austria Austria, Mali Mali

Two Austrian hostages held for eight months by Islamic militants in the Sahara desert are released in Mali.
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Row over Rabin killer interview

Friday 31st of October 2008, 15:05
related countries: Israel Israel

Interviews by two televisions channels with the man who assassinated PM Yitzhak Rabin spark outrage in Israel.
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New head for US Central Command

Friday 31st of October 2008, 15:24
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Asia

Gen David Petraeus takes over US military operations in the Middle East and much of Asia, including Afghanistan.
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'US strike' kills 15 in Pakistan

Friday 31st of October 2008, 15:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

At least 15 people have been killed in a suspected US missile strike in Pakistan, security officials say.
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British expat becomes mayor of Costa Blanca town by default

Friday 31st of October 2008, 15:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Spain Spain

A British man dubbed the "accidental mayor" of a Spanish town, denies reports that he has taken up the position.
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Japan air force chief faces sack

Friday 31st of October 2008, 15:48
related countries: Japan Japan

The head of Japan's air force is to be sacked after saying the country was not an aggressor in World War II, officials say.
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SA's ex-leader rejects ANC role

Friday 31st of October 2008, 16:19
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's ex-leader Thabo Mbeki says he will not campaign for the ANC as the ruling party has claimed.
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Obama 'makes chief-of-staff move'

Friday 31st of October 2008, 17:12
related countries: United States United States

US presidential poll front-runner Barack Obama reportedly approaches a controversial congressman to be his chief of staff.
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Massa gains upper hand in Brazil

Friday 31st of October 2008, 17:34
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, Botswana Botswana
related places: Hamilton

Felipe Massa eclipses title rival Lewis Hamilton in practice for Sunday's season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix.
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'US strikes' on Pakistan villages

Friday 31st of October 2008, 17:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

More than 20 people are killed in two suspected US missile attacks in northwest Pakistan, security officials say.
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Anderson axed for Stanford game

Friday 31st of October 2008, 17:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Stanford

James Anderson is left out of England's match with the Stanford Superstars to accommodate second spinner Graeme Swann.
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Croatia set to get EU thumbs-up

Friday 31st of October 2008, 17:47
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Croatia is on track to join the EU, despite recent high-profile killings, a key EU report, seen by the BBC, will say.
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Baghdad water pipeline blown up

Friday 31st of October 2008, 17:48
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Insurgents have blown up a water pipeline in Baghdad, disrupting supplies to hundreds of thousands of people, security officials say.
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Chinese oil worker found in Sudan

Friday 31st of October 2008, 17:52
related countries: Sudan Sudan, China China

Sudanese authorities find one of two missing Chinese oil workers from a group of nine kidnapped last week.
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Oil crew kidnapped off Cameroon

Friday 31st of October 2008, 19:13
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

Armed gunmen in speedboats kidnap and threaten to kill 10 crew members from an oil vessel off Cameroon.
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Kenyans theatre-goers eagerly await Obama, The Musical

Friday 31st of October 2008, 19:21
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United States United States

Obama, The Musical, a partial portrait of US presidential hopeful Barack Obama, is set to open in Kenya.
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Libya compensates terror victims

Friday 31st of October 2008, 21:31
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States

Libya pays $1.5bn into a US compensation fund for victims of terror attacks blamed on Tripoli in the 1980s.
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DR Congo refugee camps 'burned'

Friday 31st of October 2008, 21:47
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Camps sheltering 50,000 displaced people in eastern DR Congo have reportedly been looted and burned, says the UN.
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Five charged over Croatia killing

Friday 31st of October 2008, 23:15
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Police in Croatia charge five suspects in connection with the murder of prominent journalist Ivo Pukanic.
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