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What happend on September 24th 2008

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Congress cool after bail-out plea

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 0:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Senate

US lawmakers voice stiff opposition to a planned bail-out of the US banking system, after a five-hour Senate hearing.
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Palin meets world leaders at UN

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 2:03
related countries: United States United States

US Republican running-mate Sarah Palin meets world leaders for the first time in a crash course in foreign policy.
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Bush pledges to protect Pakistan

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 5:13
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

US President Bush says he wants to help Pakistan protect itself, as he meets his Pakistani counterpart for the first time.
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US panel backs India nuclear deal

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 5:27
related countries: India India, United States United States

The Foreign Relations Committee of the US Senate votes in favour of the India-US civil nuclear deal.
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Iran defends nuclear plans at UN

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 6:46
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran will resist "bullying powers" trying to stop its peaceful nuclear ambitions, its president tells the UN General Assembly.
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Editor 'defamed' Singapore leader

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 7:24
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Singapore's High Court has ruled that the Far Eastern Economic Review magazine defamed Singapore's rulers.
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Indian navy joins in flood rescue

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 7:51
related countries: India India

The Indian navy joins rescue efforts in the state of Orissa where hundreds of thousands are still marooned.
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Ecuador seizes dam company assets

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 8:31
related countries: Botswana Botswana

President Rafael Correa orders a Brazilian construction firm's assets to be seized in a row over the closure of a major dam.
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Five killed in Gaza tunnel blast

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 8:32
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Five Palestinian smugglers die in what officials in Gaza say was an Egyptian anti-smuggling operation.
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Typhoon sweeps HK, China, Vietnam

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 8:53
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam, China China

China evacuates 100,000 people in the path of typhoon Hagupit, while Vietnam readies itself for floods.
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Air raid 'hits Nigeria militants'

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 9:03
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigerian oil militants, who recently declared a ceasefire, accuse the army of attacking their allies' camps.
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Taro Aso confirmed as Japan's PM

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 9:24
related countries: Japan Japan

Taro Aso is confirmed as Japan's new PM, but by a divided parliament, reflecting the scale of the political challenge he faces.
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Key finance firms 'probed by FBI'

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 9:41
related countries: United States United States

The FBI begins a probe into four major US financial institutions caught up in the current financial crisis, reports say.
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Smuggled case cash 'totalled $5m'

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 11:02
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Venezuela Venezuela

A key witness tells a Miami court that alleged attempts to smuggle campaign funds from Venezuela to Argentina involved $5m.
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EDF agrees to buy British Energy

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 11:33
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

French energy firm EDF says it will buy UK nuclear power plant operator British Energy in a £12.5bn deal.
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French author in dock over Rwanda

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 12:09
related countries: France France, Rwanda Rwanda
related places: Paris

Prominent French writer Pierre Pean is on trial in Paris accused of inciting racial hatred in a book on Rwanda's genocide.
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Death penalty for Dalit murders

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 12:11
related countries: India India

A court in western India sentences six men to death for killing four members of a lower-caste Dalit family in 2006.
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India court backs leprosy ruling

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 12:22
related countries: India India

India's Supreme Court upholds a ruling that leprosy patients cannot contest elections or hold municipal office in Orissa state.
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Withdrawals hit Bank of East Asia

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 12:31
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

The Bank of East Asia is hit by worried depositors trying to remove their savings from its branches in Hong Kong.
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North Korea nuclear seals removed

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 12:53
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Seals that stopped North Korea from using its main nuclear plant are removed, amid a dispute with the US over an aid deal.
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China milk scare 'under control'

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 12:57
related countries: China China

China's chief food safety official seeks to reassure consumers that milk tainted with melamine no longer poses a problem.
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Turkish singer defiant in court

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 12:57
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish singer Bulent Ersoy is defiant in court after being accused of turning the public against the military.
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Resignations shake up SA markets

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 13:03
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African stock market traders are bracing themselves for further falls after finance minister Trevor Manuel's resignation this week.
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Neben claims time trial victory

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 14:06
related countries: Italy Italy

America's Amber Neben wins the women's time trial gold medal at the World Road Championships in Italy.
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Iraq deal over province elections

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 14:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's parliament passes a law paving the way for provincial elections, ending long debates over the city of Kirkuk.
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Iraq gunmen launch deadly ambush

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 14:37
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

At least 20 people are reported killed in an ambush in Diyala province, to the north-east of Baghdad, officials say.
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Iraq gunmen launch deadly ambush

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 14:37
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

At least 20 people are reported killed in an ambush in Diyala province, to the north-east of Baghdad, officials say.
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Egypt desert hostages 'are well'

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 15:01
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Sudan Sudan

Sudanese officials say European tourists and Egyptian guides kidnapped last Friday are well, but rule out a military rescue.
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Airbags for the elderly unveiled in Japan

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 15:55
related countries: Japan Japan

A "people's airbag" invented in Japan promises to protect older people from injury if they fall - but only if they fall backwards.
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Pakistan recovers 'US spy drone'

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 15:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The Pakistani army says it is investigating the wreckage of a suspected US spy plane found near the Afghan border.
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Minister 'sorry' for murder slur

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 16:06
related countries: India India

India's labour minister apologises after appearing to support sacked workers who allegedly beat their former boss to death.
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Thousands flee Somali fighting

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 16:45
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

Thousands of Somalis flee some of the worst violence in the capital, Mogadishu.
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Armstrong to return with Astana

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 16:47
related countries: France France, Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Seven-times Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong will make his cycling comeback with Kazakhstan's Astana team.
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Rwandan lawyer sentenced to life

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 17:34
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

A former investigator at the Rwanda tribunal gets life in jail for his role in the 1994 genocide.
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N Korea warned over nuclear move

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 18:12
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The White House calls on North Korea to reverse a decision barring UN monitors from its main nuclear site.
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Finnish deaths spark gun law call

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 18:13
related countries: Finland Finland

Finland must tighten its gun laws following a school shooting that left 10 people and the gunman dead, the PM says.
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US Fed chief urges bail-out action

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 19:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

The head of the US Federal Reserve urges Congress to "act quickly" to support a $700bn bail-out plan for financial markets.
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Peres blasts Iran in UN address

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 19:45
related countries: Israel Israel, Iran Iran

Israeli President Shimon Peres tells the UN General Assembly that Iran is "at the centre of violence and fanaticism".
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Liberian ex-leader's son on trial

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 22:36
related countries: Liberia Liberia, United States United States

The son of former Liberian leader Charles Taylor goes on trial in the US, accused of torture.
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UK trains disrupted by gun incident

Wednesday 24th of September 2008, 22:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Train services are suspended on a busy rail route linking London and Scotland as police investigate a firearms incident.
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