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Ghetto taxpayers

Friday 12th of September 2008, 0:36
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone slum dwellers search out the taxman
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Washington expels Bolivian envoy

Friday 12th of September 2008, 0:50
related countries: United States United States

The US says it is expelling Bolivia's ambassador after its own envoy is told to leave, amid continuing violence in Bolivia.
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Palin makes US TV interview debut

Friday 12th of September 2008, 1:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Republican

US vice-presidential hopeful Sarah Palin says she is "ready to serve", in her first TV interview as John McCain's running mate.
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New Zealand leader calls election

Friday 12th of September 2008, 3:01
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark sets general elections for 8 November amid economic concerns.
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Thai PM re-election vote delayed

Friday 12th of September 2008, 4:20
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A parliamentary session to re-elect Samak Sundaravej as Thai prime minister is delayed for lack of a quorum.
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Chavez acts over US-Bolivia row

Friday 12th of September 2008, 5:07
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, Venezuela Venezuela, United States United States

Venezuela President Hugo Chavez expels the US ambassador, as a diplomatic row grows between the US and Bolivia.
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Japan's economy sees a sharp fall

Friday 12th of September 2008, 5:46
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's economic output records its sharpest quarterly fall in almost seven years, apparently falling into recession.
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China to punish baby milk makers

Friday 12th of September 2008, 6:47
related countries: China China

China has vowed to severely punish makers of defective baby milk formula, after an infant died and dozens fell ill.
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Australia gamble on spin rookies

Friday 12th of September 2008, 7:23
related countries: India India, Australia Australia

Spinners Bryce McGain and Jason Krejza are among four uncapped players named in Australia's squad for the Test series in India.
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Surrender by 'uranium theft' man

Friday 12th of September 2008, 8:15
related countries: India India

A man wanted over uranium ore smuggling in India hands himself over to police.
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Negroponte hails Vietnam ties

Friday 12th of September 2008, 9:19
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam, United States United States

US deputy secretary of state John Negroponte hails warming ties with Vietnam, on his first visit there since the war.
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Poland's former leader on trial

Friday 12th of September 2008, 9:25
related countries: Poland Poland

Poland's last communist leader, Wojciech Jaruzelski, is to go on trial for imposing martial law in a brutal security move in 1981.
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SA court to rule on Zuma's case

Friday 12th of September 2008, 9:53
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Zuma

A South African court is to rule if a graft case against ANC leader Jacob Zuma can proceed as crowds gather in his support.
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Thai party 'drops Samak for PM'

Friday 12th of September 2008, 10:52
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand's ruling party says it is dropping Samak Sundaravej as its candidate for PM after objections from coalition partners.
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Floods and caste

Friday 12th of September 2008, 10:59
related countries: India India

The discrimination facing flood victims in India
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Pope begins first visit to France

Friday 12th of September 2008, 11:05
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Pope Benedict arrives in Paris for a four-day visit to France, the first trip to the country since he took office.
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Japan centenarians jump to record high

Friday 12th of September 2008, 11:21
related countries: Japan Japan

The number of Japanese living over 100 has reached more than 36,000 - breaking new records.
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Abbas: Mid-East deal is far off

Friday 12th of September 2008, 11:21
related countries: Israel Israel

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas says months of peace talks with Israel have failed to reach any breakthrough.
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Niger cabinet passes smoking ban

Friday 12th of September 2008, 12:03
related countries: Niger Niger

Niger's government issues a decree enforcing a ban on smoking in public places.
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Closure delayed for Kenyan camp

Friday 12th of September 2008, 12:34
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The closure of a camp housing some 10,000 people displaced in Kenya's poll violence is delayed.
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'Another US strike' hits Pakistan

Friday 12th of September 2008, 13:53
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Five civilians and seven militants are killed in Pakistan in a suspected US missile attack, local officials say.
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Hari Puttar film delayed after Hollywood Harry Potter complaint

Friday 12th of September 2008, 14:17
related countries: India India

A court delays the release of an Indian film after complaints from the makers of the Harry Potter films.
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Malaysia blogger held for dissent

Friday 12th of September 2008, 14:41
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysian police arrest a prominent anti-government internet campaigner amid a clampdown on dissent.
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Samak out of Thai leadership race

Friday 12th of September 2008, 14:42
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand's ruling party abandons its attempt to get Samak Sundaravej reappointed as prime minister, after MPs object.
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Israeli jailed over baby tragedy

Friday 12th of September 2008, 15:16
related countries: Israel Israel

An Israeli soldier jailed for refusing to allow a Palestinian woman in labour to pass through a checkpoint.
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Georgia attack is 'Russia's 9/11'

Friday 12th of September 2008, 15:16
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia, United States United States

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev likens the Georgian conflict to the 9/11 attacks in the US.
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Two die in new Kashmir protests

Friday 12th of September 2008, 15:16
related countries: India India

Two people are killed as police clash with anti-Indian protesters who take to the streets again in Kashmir, officials say.
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'Arrests' after China landslide

Friday 12th of September 2008, 15:39
related countries: China China

More than a dozen mine officials have reportedly been arrested after a landslide killed at least 178 people in China.
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Ethiopia kicked out of World Cup

Friday 12th of September 2008, 16:35
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Fifa excludes Ethiopia from the 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign.
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No solution

Friday 12th of September 2008, 17:04
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand's prime minister is going, but problems linger
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'Certain death' warning over Ike

Friday 12th of September 2008, 17:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ike, Texas

Residents in the US state of Texas are urged to evacuate or face "certain death" ahead of Hurricane Ike.
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Details of Zimbabwe deal emerge

Friday 12th of September 2008, 17:50
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's Morgan Tsvangirai is to discuss the power-sharing deal with President Robert Mugabe.
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SA court rejects Zuma graft case

Friday 12th of September 2008, 18:04
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A South African court rules a corruption case against ANC leader Jacob Zuma cannot go ahead.
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Newspaper chief jailed in Senegal

Friday 12th of September 2008, 18:31
related countries: Senegal Senegal

A newspaper publisher is jailed for three years over an article which offended the president.
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'Many killed' in Iraq car bombing

Friday 12th of September 2008, 19:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

At least 28 people have been killed in a car bomb attack on a police station north of Baghdad, police say.
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Tourists stranded by UK firm's collapse

Friday 12th of September 2008, 19:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Thousands of tourists in the Mediterranean and elsewhere face travel chaos after a big holiday firm files for protection.
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Saudi judge condemns 'immoral TV'

Friday 12th of September 2008, 20:25
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's most senior judge says it is permissible to kill the owners of satellite TV channels that show 'immoral' programmes.
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Arrests sought over Senegal ferry

Friday 12th of September 2008, 21:26
related countries: Senegal Senegal, France France

A French judge issues warrants for nine Senegal officials over Africa's worst maritime disaster.
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Lehman scrambles to find a buyer

Friday 12th of September 2008, 21:51
related countries: United States United States

Executives at Lehman Brothers are racing to meet a Sunday deadline to find a buyer for the troubled bank, the BBC learns.
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Palin husband ordered to testify

Friday 12th of September 2008, 22:07
related countries: United States United States

The husband of US Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin is told to give evidence to a probe into her alleged abuse of power.
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Greenland seeks whaling breakaway

Friday 12th of September 2008, 23:00
related countries: Greenland Greenland

Greenland is trying to withdraw its whale hunt from International Whaling Commission jurisdiction, the BBC learns.
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Expulsions stoke US-LatAm dispute

Friday 12th of September 2008, 23:18
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, United States United States

A series of tit-for-tat expulsions and sanctions leaves the US without ambassadors in Bolivia, Venezuela and Honduras.
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