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What happend on September 19th 2008

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US stocks surge on rescue report

Friday 19th of September 2008, 0:14
related countries: Japan Japan

Leading Wall St shares surge amid reports the US government may announce a new plan to tackle the global financial crisis.
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Court orders Diana photos damages

Friday 19th of September 2008, 0:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British photographer is ordered to pay damages to Mohamed Al Fayed over pictures taken of Princess Diana on the Harrods owner's yacht.
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Ethiopian needy 'not getting aid'

Friday 19th of September 2008, 1:29
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Somalia Somalia, United States United States

Food aid is not getting to Ethiopia's Somali region quickly enough, the US says.
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US pledges financial rescue plan

Friday 19th of September 2008, 3:26
related countries: United States United States

US officials say they will hammer out a "comprehensive" plan to try to ease what has become a global financial crisis.
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India mulls rules for kids on TV

Friday 19th of September 2008, 3:47
related countries: India India

The Indian government is proposing new guidelines to regulate children's participation in reality TV shows.
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Japan minister quits in rice row

Friday 19th of September 2008, 4:08
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's farm minister, Seiichi Ota, resigns over revelations about tainted rice that entered into the food chain.
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Stressed plants 'produce aspirin'

Friday 19th of September 2008, 4:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Plants

Plants facing extreme temperatures or drought protect themselves by producing their own aspirin, US research says.
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Bent relieved as Spurs break duck

Friday 19th of September 2008, 7:43
related countries: Poland Poland

Match winner Darren Bent admits Thursday's 2-1 Uefa Cup win at home to Polish side Wisla Krakow lifts some of the pressure on under-pressure Spurs.
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China tainted milk scandal widens

Friday 19th of September 2008, 8:39
related countries: China China

The scandal of deadly tainted dairy products in China has widened, with liquid milk now found to be contaminated.
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ANC leaders to discuss Mbeki role

Friday 19th of September 2008, 9:03
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Leaders of South Africa's ruling party are meeting to discuss the future of President Thabo Mbeki.
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US rescue plan boosts markets

Friday 19th of September 2008, 9:50
related countries: United States United States

Asian markets react positively after US officials say they will hammer out plans to ease the financial crisis.
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Lorca family to allow exhumation

Friday 19th of September 2008, 9:52
related countries: Spain Spain

The family of Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca drop their long-standing objection to the excavation of his grave.
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Live text - GB v Austria

Friday 19th of September 2008, 9:52
related countries: Austria Austria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Wimbledon

Alex Bogdanovic gets Britain's Davis Cup tie under way at Wimbledon as he takes on Austria's Jurgen Melzer.
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Palin e-mail hack details emerge

Friday 19th of September 2008, 9:53
related countries: United States United States

Online data sources may have aided an attack on an e-mail account of US Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
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Livni works for unity in Kadima

Friday 19th of September 2008, 9:59
related countries: Israel Israel

Tzipi Livni, new leader of Israel's ruling Kadima party, is working to restore unity after her victory in a leadership election opened rifts.
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Mexico seizes $26m in 'drug cash'

Friday 19th of September 2008, 10:22
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican troops seize more than $26m in cash stuffed into cardboard boxes, which is believed to belong to a drugs cartel.
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Nigeria rebels 'blow up pipeline'

Friday 19th of September 2008, 10:25
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, South Africa South Africa

Nigerian militants say they have blown up another oil pipeline, while freeing two South Africans.
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'Over 500' Indian troops have HIV

Friday 19th of September 2008, 10:31
related countries: India India

More than 500 soldiers belonging to an elite paramilitary force in India are infected with HIV, the chief of the force has said.
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Counting the cost

Friday 19th of September 2008, 10:35
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi capital reflects on its losses as calm returns
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Live text - Ryder Cup

Friday 19th of September 2008, 10:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Valhalla

The United States surge into a 5-2 lead after seven of Friday's eight matches at the Ryder Cup in Valhalla.
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Seven killed in Italian shootouts

Friday 19th of September 2008, 11:01
related countries: Italy Italy

Seven people are killed and two others are injured in two separate shootouts in southern Italy, police say.
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MP free as Malaysia tensions grow

Friday 19th of September 2008, 11:41
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysia's opposition member of parliament Teresa Kok is freed from jail as demands for political reform mount.
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Beijing gold

Friday 19th of September 2008, 11:46
related countries: China China

Simply the best Paralympics ever
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Crisis-hit Alitalia cancels flights

Friday 19th of September 2008, 12:09
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Fiumicino, Rome

Alitalia cancels a number of flights from Rome's Fiumicino airport, increasing fears that it may soon go into liquidation.
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SA leader lashes out at critics

Friday 19th of September 2008, 12:11
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's President Thabo Mbeki condemns critics within the ANC who are meeting to discuss his future.
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Russia warns of new Iron Curtain

Friday 19th of September 2008, 12:12
related countries: Russia Russia

President Dmitri Medvedev accuses the West of trying to push Russia behind a new "Iron Curtain".
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Haiti 'overwhelmed' after storms

Friday 19th of September 2008, 12:13
related countries: Haiti Haiti

The UN special envoy to Haiti says the country needs more international help after being devastated by storms.
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Police disperse Kashmir protests

Friday 19th of September 2008, 12:17
related countries: India India

Police in Indian-administered Kashmir fire tear gas to disperse a large crowd protesting against Indian rule.
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Bulldozers stoke Hanoi land clash

Friday 19th of September 2008, 12:56
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Hanoi

Authorities have stoked fresh tensions in Hanoi, after sending bulldozers onto land claimed by the city's Catholics.
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Live text - GB v Austria

Friday 19th of September 2008, 13:17
related countries: Austria Austria

Andy Murray returns to Wimbledon to face Alexander Peya in Great Britain's second singles match against Austria.
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Venezuela expels rights activists

Friday 19th of September 2008, 13:55
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Two members of Human Rights Watch are expelled by Venezuela after a report critical of President Hugo Chavez.
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Swazis vote in controversial poll

Friday 19th of September 2008, 14:09
related countries: Swaziland Swaziland

Swaziland, one of the world's last absolute monarchies, holds polls under a new constitution.
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Uganda rebels in surprise attack

Friday 19th of September 2008, 14:22
related countries: Uganda Uganda, Sudan Sudan

Ugandan rebels launch an attack on a barracks in Sudan amid reports of further abductions.
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Surge forces Russian market close

Friday 19th of September 2008, 14:36
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's two leading stock exchanges are forced to close twice after share prices surge.
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'Torture chamber' found in Moscow

Friday 19th of September 2008, 14:37
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Moscow police investigating an alleged abduction find what appears to be a torture chamber in a basement in the city.
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Mass recall of China milk produce

Friday 19th of September 2008, 14:40
related countries: China China

Shops in China and elsewhere are cleared of Chinese dairy products after tests find tainted normal milk as well as baby formula.
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North Korea 'to restore reactor'

Friday 19th of September 2008, 15:04
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea is making "thorough preparations" to restart the Yongbyon nuclear reactor, a foreign ministry official says.
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GB level as Murray crushes Peya

Friday 19th of September 2008, 15:13
related countries: Austria Austria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

World number four Andy Murray draws Britain level with Austria in their Davis Cup tie after easily beating Alex Peya 6-4 6-1 6-4.
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Confrontation over German mosque

Friday 19th of September 2008, 15:54
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Cologne

Stone-throwing protesters disrupt a right-wing conference opposed to the building of a new mosque in Cologne, Germany.
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US air raid kills Iraq civilians

Friday 19th of September 2008, 16:08
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Tikrit

The US military says seven people, including three women have been killed in an air strike near Tikrit.
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McCain criticises bank assistance

Friday 19th of September 2008, 16:53
related countries: United States United States

US Republican presidential candidate John McCain says he is against state bail-outs for banks and financial companies.
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US hit back to snatch Ryder lead

Friday 19th of September 2008, 17:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Friday

The United States make their best start to a Ryder Cup for 17 years thanks to a stunning comeback in the opening foursomes in Valhalla.
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AU plane sparks Mogadishu battle

Friday 19th of September 2008, 17:18
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

A peacekeeper plane lands in Somalia's capital in defiance of militant threats as a ceasefire signing is postponed.
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Nepal Maoists table first budget

Friday 19th of September 2008, 17:18
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The new, Maoist-led government of Nepal presents a budget likely both to please the poor and reassure capitalists.
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Serb fan jailed for flare attack

Friday 19th of September 2008, 17:29
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
related places: Belgrade

A Serbian football hooligan is jailed for 10 years for attacking a policeman with a flare at a match in Belgrade in 2007.
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Riot after Africans shot in Italy

Friday 19th of September 2008, 17:37
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Naples

Immigrants in a town near the southern Italian city of Naples riot after six Africans are killed in a suspected mafia attack.
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Fresh clashes in Sri Lankan north

Friday 19th of September 2008, 17:43
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Fresh clashes between troops and Tamil rebels are reported in northern Sri Lanka after Thursday's fierce fighting.
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Experts warn that Michelangelo's David could collapse

Friday 19th of September 2008, 17:49
related countries: Italy Italy

Michelangelo's famous statue of David could collapse because of its exposure to mass tourism, experts warn.
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Pakistani parties spar in Punjab

Friday 19th of September 2008, 18:16
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A bitter political row between Pakistan's two main parties breaks out in the province of Punjab.
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One of the few remaining slabs of the Berlin Wall sold at auction

Friday 19th of September 2008, 20:14
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

A Berlin auction house says it has sold one of the few remaining sections of the Berlin Wall for more than 7,800 euros (£6,150).
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Five killed in Balochistan blast

Friday 19th of September 2008, 20:59
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A bomb explodes at an Islamic religious school in south-western Pakistan, killing five people and wounding at least eight.
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Shares surge on US bail-out plan

Friday 19th of September 2008, 21:38
related countries: United States United States

Shares on Wall Street follow European and Asian markets higher as confidence is boosted by a US government plan to free US banks from bad debt.
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Peru rebel rejects surrender call

Friday 19th of September 2008, 23:11
related countries: Peru Peru

The leader of Peru's remaining Shining Path rebels apparently rejects a call to surrender and demands an amnesty.
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US surge clear as Europe struggle

Friday 19th of September 2008, 23:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kentucky, Valhalla

The United States will take a 5½-2½ lead into day two of the 37th Ryder Cup after dominating Europe on the opening day in Valhalla, Kentucky.
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