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Turmoil sends US stocks tumbling

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 1:09
related countries: United States United States

US shares plummet to three-year low on fears the bailout of insurance giant AIG will not be enough to lift the gloom engulfing the financial world.
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US helicopter troops die in Iraq

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 3:57
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A US military helicopter crashes near Basra in southern Iraq, killing seven American soldiers, the military says.
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India PM mulls tougher terror law

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 4:11
related countries: India India

Indian PM Manmohan Singh says his government is considering strengthening laws to combat attacks by militant groups.
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Australian uranium blow for Russia

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 4:56
related countries: Russia Russia, Aruba Aruba

An Australian parliamentary committee opposes the sale of uranium to Russia over concerns about its use.
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India bus accident leaves 18 dead

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 5:33
related countries: India India

A speeding bus runs over villagers watching a movie on the side of a highway in eastern India, killing 18 people, police say.
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UK seeking CO2 trading increase

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 7:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government wants EU nations to be allowed to trade 50% of their target CO2 cuts, a leaked document reveals.
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Giuliani to advise India drug firm

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 8:40
related countries: India India, United States United States

Ex-New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is to advise Indian drug firm Ranbaxy after a ban on some of its products in the US.
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Malaysia arrests second blogger

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 9:23
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A second blogger is arrested in Malaysia in a week, amid continuing opposition pressure on the government.
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Projecting power

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 9:51
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia

Ukraine's headache over Russia's fleet in Crimea
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Livni wins Israel party primary

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 10:01
related countries: Israel Israel

Tzipi Livni wins a tight race to become the new leader of Israel's ruling Kadima party, by fewer than 500 votes.
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Pakistan 'not told' of US strike

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 10:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Pakistan says it was not warned about a suspected US missile strike on its territory, which it calls "counter-productive".
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Moscow tries to stem market panic

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 10:47
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Moscow's stock markets remain closed, as the government tries to stem a plunge in share prices and restore confidence.
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Hackers infiltrate Palin's e-mail

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 10:55
related countries: United States United States

Hackers break in to the personal e-mail account of US Republican vice-presidential candidate, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.
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China arrests 12 in milk scandal

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 10:59
related countries: China China

Chinese police arrest 12 people over a tainted milk scandal, while Hong Kong orders a product recall.
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US judge rejects town's 'no saggy jeans' law

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 11:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

A law in a Florida town banning sagging jeans that expose underwear is unconstitutional, a judge has decided.
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Clinics 'looted' in Congo clashes

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 11:32
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Health centres have been systematically looted by fighters in eastern DR Congo, the UN says.
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Tough road ahead

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 11:55
related countries: Israel Israel

Major challenges face Israel's would-be prime minister
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Livni begins new government talks

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 12:31
related countries: Israel Israel

Tzipi Livni begins putting together a new government after being elected leader of Israel's ruling Kadima party.
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Hong Kong recalls dairy products

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 12:35
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong removes from shops dairy products made by a company implicated in China's contaminated milk scandal.
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Uefa Cup as it happened

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 13:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Bulgaria Bulgaria

Aston Villa, Man City, Portsmouth, Tottenham and Everton win while Motherwell lose on a busy night for British clubs in the Uefa Cup.
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Two ships hijacked off Somalia

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 14:02
related countries: Greece Greece, Somalia Somalia

Pirates seize two ships, one registered in Greece and the other in Hong Kong, off the Somali coast.
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No rush

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 14:31
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Georgia Georgia

Think tank cools on Nato call-up for Georgia, Ukraine
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US soldier jailed over Iraq death

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 14:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

An US military court finds a soldier guilty of conspiracy to murder over the 2007 killing of four bound and blindfolded Iraqis.
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Damning UN report on Gaza strike

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 14:56
related countries: Israel Israel

Archbishop Desmond Tutu delivers a scathing report to the UN on an Israeli shelling in Gaza in 2006.
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Mexican jail riot leaves 19 dead

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 15:00
related countries: Mexico Mexico

At least 19 people are killed and 12 injured in the second riot at a Mexican prison in less than a week, officials say.
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Jail for Danish 'terror T-shirts'

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 15:02
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Six people are convicted in Denmark of raising funds for extremist groups by selling T-shirts with their logos on.
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Tata seeking new sites for Nano

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 15:03
related countries: India India

Indian firm Tata says it is actively looking for new sites at which to build the world's cheapest car, the Nano.
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Shiver me timbers

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 15:10
related countries: Somalia Somalia

An account of life in Somalia's booming pirate town
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Suspects held over Yemen blasts

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 15:30
related countries: Yemen Yemen, United States United States

At least 25 suspected militants are arrested in Yemen following an attack on the US embassy that killed 16 people.
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Previously unknown Mozart score found at French library

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 15:50
related countries: France France
related places: Nantes

A previously unknown piece of music by Mozart is discovered by staff at a library in Nantes, western France.
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Bolivian rivals begin peace talks

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 15:57
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Bolivian President Evo Morales opens talks with opposition leaders in a bid to defuse a political crisis in the country.
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Sea battle off Sri Lankan coast

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 16:11
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's navy says it has fought a battle off the north-west coast, as troops continue fighting Tamil rebels.
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Consortium withdraws Alitalia bid

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 16:18
related countries: Italy Italy

The investors proposing to rescue Italian airline Alitalia withdraw their offer, raising fears the carrier may go into liquidation.
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Police hold Swazi poll protesters

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 16:20
related countries: Swaziland Swaziland

Police in Swaziland arrest pro-democracy activists ahead of parliamentary polls.
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Zimbabwe cabinet talks 'deadlock'

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 17:41
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Talks on allocating ministries between Zimbabwe's rival political parties are deadlocked, opposition officials say.
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Like buying sugar

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 18:39
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

How the Afghan Taleban got armed to the hilt
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Germany lists Holocaust victims

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 18:55
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Berlin's federal archive for the first time compiles a list of some 600,000 Jews who lived in Germany up to 1945 and were persecuted by the Nazis.
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Gates backs Afghan border strikes

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 19:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

US defence chief Robert Gates defends US air strikes across the Afghan border into Pakistan.
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Ugandan killed for smoking in bar

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 19:36
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Ugandan officials express shock after a mob kills a man who refused to stop smoking in a public bar.
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How a person's politics may reflect their psychology

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 19:45
related countries: United States United States

A person's political views may be an expression of their innate psychological makeup, research in the US suggests.
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Rice criticises 'isolated' Russia

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 21:34
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Russia's "aggressive" attitude at home and abroad risks leaving the country "isolated and irrelevant", the US secretary of state warns.
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Argentine rallies for missing man

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 21:50
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentine activists hold rallies to mark two years since a witness at a major human-rights trial went missing.
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Strange cravings

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 23:31
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Why Kenyan women can't stop eating stones
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Europe plans asteroid sample grab

Thursday 18th of September 2008, 23:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British scientists and engineers are working on a potential new European mission to bring back material from an asteroid.
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