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What happend on September 21st 2008

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Generation game

Sunday 21st of September 2008, 0:49
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's voters want say on next prime minister
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Unions urge new Alitalia effort

Sunday 21st of September 2008, 1:52
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy's biggest labour organisation urges the government to push for new talks to save the national airline, Alitalia.
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Putin defiant on Caucasus troops

Sunday 21st of September 2008, 2:21
related countries: Russia Russia

Vladimir Putin says the decision on how many Russian troops stay in South Ossetia and Abkhazia will not involve Western nations.
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Terror pledge after Pakistan bomb

Sunday 21st of September 2008, 8:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

Pakistan's president promises to fight the "cancer" of terrorism after a bomb kills at least 54 in the capital, Islamabad.
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Tamil census ordered in Colombo

Sunday 21st of September 2008, 10:22
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

Sri Lankan police start registering thousands of people, nearly all Tamils, who have fled the war-torn north for the capital.
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Bush defends US debt rescue plan

Sunday 21st of September 2008, 11:16
related countries: United States United States

US President George W Bush defends a rescue package to tackle the worst financial markets crisis for decades.
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Fire at China club leaves 43 dead

Sunday 21st of September 2008, 12:08
related countries: China China
related places: Shenzhen

A fire at a nightclub in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen kills at least 43 people, state media reports.
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Administrators of Lehman seek $8bn

Sunday 21st of September 2008, 13:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Lehman, London

The European administrators of Lehman Brothers file a court order in NY demanding $8bn is returned from Lehman US to London.
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Live text - Ryder Cup

Sunday 21st of September 2008, 14:24
related countries: United States United States

Europe need to launch a dramatic fightback if they are to prevent the United States regaining the Ryder Cup.
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Nigerian militants halt 'oil war'

Sunday 21st of September 2008, 14:28
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Niger Niger

Nigeria's main militant group declares a ceasefire, following a week of attacks on oil installations in the Niger Delta.
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Two car bombs hit Basque region

Sunday 21st of September 2008, 14:48
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Ondarroa

At least 11 people are injured in a car bomb in Ondarroa, north Spain, hours after another blast in the regional capital.
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Rescuers comb Pakistan bomb hotel

Sunday 21st of September 2008, 15:46
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

Rescuers in Pakistan's capital city search for survivors of a suicide bombing at a hotel, as video footage emerges of the attack.
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Death toll rises in Orissa floods

Sunday 21st of September 2008, 16:09
related countries: India India
related places: At

At least 17 people are killed in floods in India's eastern state of Orissa - the worst in 50 years, officials say.
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Olmert offers formal resignation

Sunday 21st of September 2008, 17:15
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli PM Ehud Olmert submits his resignation to the president - but will remain in power until a new government is formed.
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South Africa president steps down

Sunday 21st of September 2008, 18:28
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Thabo Mbeki tells South Africans he has tendered his resignation as president, effective as soon as a new leader is chosen.
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'Thousands ill' due to China milk

Sunday 21st of September 2008, 19:42
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Nearly 13,000 children in China are now in hospitals after drinking tainted Chinese milk powder, officials in Beijing say.
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Massive 478-carat diamond unearthed at mine in Lesotho

Sunday 21st of September 2008, 21:14
related countries: Lesotho Lesotho

A huge gem stone, which could become the largest ever polished round diamond, is unearthed in Lesotho, a mining company says.
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US secure emphatic Ryder Cup win

Sunday 21st of September 2008, 21:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kentucky

The United States claim their first Ryder Cup win since 1999 with a crushing 16½-11½ victory over Europe.
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Jubilant Azinger praises US crowd

Sunday 21st of September 2008, 22:10
related countries: United States United States

US captain Paul Azinger says the passionate home support was the key factor behind his team's Ryder Cup triumph.
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