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Lehman Bros head took home $300m

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 2:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

The head of failed US bank Lehman Brothers tells Congress he took home $300m in the past eight years.
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Paedophile faces new Thai charges

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 5:50
related countries: Canada Canada, Thailand Thailand

Convicted Canadian paedophile Christopher Neil appears in a Thai court to face a new charge of abusing children.
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US renounces Afghan 'defeatism'

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 6:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates rejects as 'defeatist' a comment by a top British commander that the war in Afghanistan cannot be won.
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Assam state violence toll rises

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 8:11
related countries: India India

Police in India's Assam state use helicopters to spot rioting mobs as the death toll in days of violence rises to 47.
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Turkey sends new raids into Iraq

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 8:33
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Turkey Turkey

Turkish warplanes carry out further air strikes against Kurdish rebels in Turkey and Iraq, after last week's deadly attack on Turkish troops.
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Bus murder suspect fit for trial

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 9:31
related countries: Canada Canada

A man accused of beheading a passenger on a Canadian bus in July is now fit to stand trial, his lawyers say.
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Prophet bride book appears in US

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 9:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A novel about the Prophet Muhammad's child bride appears in the US after an attack on the UK publisher.
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Falls halt Russian market trading

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 10:07
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's two leading stock exchanges are forced to close for several hours, a day after suffering huge index falls.
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Iraq says US troop deal is close

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 10:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

The US and Iraq are close to an agreement over US troops remaining in Iraq after 2008, Iraq's foreign minister says.
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Comedy of terrors

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 10:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi actors brave bombs to put on hit show
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Darfur ambush kills peacekeeper

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 10:46
related countries: Sudan Sudan

A peacekeeper in Sudan's Darfur region has been killed in an ambush by dozens of armed bandits, a UN official says.
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Date set for Indian Moon mission

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 10:47
related countries: India India

India is to launch an unmanned mission to the Moon on 22 October, the country's space officials say.
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In pictures

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 10:55
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Beijing returns to normal after the Olympic Games
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Curfew in Kashmir comes to an end

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 11:07
related countries: India India

A two-day curfew in Indian-administered Kashmir is lifted, allowing life in the Muslim-majority Kashmir Valley to return to normal.
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Village dilemma

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 11:13
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Shall we stand up to the Pakistan Taleban?
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Oil contract scandal shakes Peru

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 11:20
related countries: Peru Peru

Peru's energy minister resigns amid a scandal allegedly involving bribes in return for oil concessions.
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Ganguly to quit after Test series

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 11:56
related countries: India India, Australia Australia

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is to retire after the upcoming Test series against Australia in India.
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Philippines angry at Enfield show

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 12:03
related countries: Philippines Philippines, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Enfield, London

The Philippine embassy in London complains over a sketch featuring a Filipina maid in Harry Enfield's BBC show.
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Yemen seizes 'Israel-linked' cell

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 13:03
related countries: Israel Israel, Yemen Yemen

Yemen's president says the security services have arrested a group of alleged Islamist militants linked to Israel.
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Canada dropped from F1 calendar

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 13:07
related countries: Canada Canada

The Canadian Grand Prix has been dropped from the 2009 Formula One calendar, leaving North America without a round.
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Australian jet plunge injures 40

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 14:52
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

A plane makes an emergency landing in Australia after 40 people are injured following a "sudden change in altitude".
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Somali shoppers killed by shells

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 14:59
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

Shells are fired near Mogadishu's main market, leaving at least 20 people dead, witnesses say.
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Iran 'forces down foreign plane'

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 15:05
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Iran says a foreign plane was forced to land there after straying into its airspace before being released.
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'Thirty children' die in hospital

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 15:25
related countries: India India
related places: At

At least 30 children have died from infections in an Indian hospital in one week, doctors say.
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China makes Nobel prize warning

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 15:47
related countries: China China

China says it hopes the 'right person' will win the Nobel Peace Prize, amid reports jailed Chinese dissidents are on the short list.
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Hijacked tanks 'for South Sudan'

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 16:09
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Somalia Somalia

The BBC sees evidence suggesting tanks held by pirates was bound for South Sudan.
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Pakistan 'clarifies' Kashmir view

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 16:50
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kashmir, London

Pakistan's top diplomat in London seeks to clarify President Zardari's remarks on "terrorism" in Kashmir.
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Arms race

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 16:57
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Seized tanks uncover Sudan's precarious peace
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Middle East stock markets plunge

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 17:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arab

Shares on the main Arab stock markets fall sharply amid concern the financial crisis in the US and Europe is spreading to the Middle East.
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Big-money England match in doubt

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 17:53
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The $20m match between England and Sir Allen Stanford's Caribbean team is in doubt after a High Court ruling over sponsorship.
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Syria 'boosts troops on border'

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 18:11
related countries: Syria Syria, Lebanon Lebanon

Syria moves troops to Lebanon's eastern border, weeks after boosting numbers on its northern frontier, reports say.
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Prince Charles to visit Japan

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 18:24
related countries: Brunei Brunei, United Kingdom United Kingdom, Japan Japan

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are to tour Japan and Brunei to highlight the countries' trade links with Britain, Clarence House says.
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Iran announces plans for a car designed specially for women

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 18:33
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran announces plans for a car designed specially for women, with features aimed at appealing to females.
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US stocks sink to five-year low

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 20:51
related countries: United States United States

The financial crisis sends US stocks to their lowest levels in five years despite earlier gains on European markets.
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Bush urges joint crisis response

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 20:58
related countries: United States United States

US President George W Bush calls for co-ordinated action by industrialised countries to tackle the worldwide credit crunch.
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Ex-leader extradited to Guatemala

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 21:18
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

Mexico extradites former Guatemalan president Alfonso Portillo to his home country to face corruption charges.
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UK to unveil bank rescue plan

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 21:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government is poised to announce details of a comprehensive £50bn rescue package for the banking system.
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Anger over Guantanamo ruling

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 22:16
related countries: China China, United States United States

The White House criticises a US judge who ruled 17 Chinese Muslims held at Guantanamo Bay should be freed into the US.
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UK firm in US body armour pay-out

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 22:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A subsidiary of UK defence giant BAE Systems has agreed to pay millions of dollars to the US government over defective body armour.
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Tense stand-off in Thai capital

Tuesday 7th of October 2008, 22:35
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Troops are on the streets of Bangkok after the Thai capital's worst anti-government protests for 16 years.
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