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What happend on April 29th 2009

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New US health secretary sworn in

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 1:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kansas

The US Senate confirms President Barack Obama's choice for health secretary, former Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius.
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Iraq legacy

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 1:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scent of homecoming for UK soldiers in Basra
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UK PM to unveil Afghan strategy

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 2:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Gordon Brown will tell parliament how the UK will take a new approach to the war in Afghanistan.
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Mexico imposes swine flu measures

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 3:58
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico City bans restaurants and cafes from serving all food except takeaways as cases of deadly swine flu virus continue to rise.
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Australia boosting Afghan force

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 5:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Australia Australia

Australia is to send 450 more troops to Afghanistan because of what its PM calls the deteriorating security situation.
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Japanese PM in Beijing for visit

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 6:54
related countries: Japan Japan, China China
related places: Beijing

Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso has arrived in Beijing for a two-day visit expected to focus primarily on the economy.
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Cyclist Rebellin tests positive

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 8:25
related countries: Italy Italy, China China
related places: Beijing

Olympic cycling road race silver medallist Davide Rebellin from Italy is among the six athletes who are found positive for doping in retesting of Beijing samples.
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US cyber-security 'embarrassing'

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 8:33
related countries: United States United States

As President Obama prepares to go public with his review of cyber-security, industry experts weigh in with criticisms.
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Sri Lanka urged to halt offensive

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 8:48
related countries: France France, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British and French foreign ministers in Sri Lanka urge a halt to the military offensive against Tamil Tiger rebels in the north.
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French tourists in fatal US crash

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 8:59
related countries: France France, United States United States
related places: California

A bus carrying French tourists crashes in California killing at least five people and injuring dozens, officials say.
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French tourists in fatal US crash

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 8:59
related countries: France France, United States United States
related places: California

A bus carrying French tourists crashes in California killing at least five people and injuring dozens, officials say.
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US Gulf envoy makes first visit

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 9:06
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Gulf

The US envoy to the Gulf states, Dennis Ross, begins his first visit to the region, with Iran likely to top the agenda.
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Guilty verdict in HK sex scandal

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 9:06
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A computer worker is convicted of illegally copying and distributing photos of Hong Kong actor Edison Chen having sex with famous women.
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Mystery death in India 'sabotage'

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 9:09
related countries: India India

An aircraft technician who found a possible bid to sabotage Indian industrialist Anil Ambani's helicopter is dead, police say.
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Congo ex-rebel 'working with UN'

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 9:34
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

An indicted war criminal is playing a leading role in the UN's mission in DR Congo, according to documents seen by the BBC.
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Turkey blast kills nine soldiers

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 9:46
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Kurdish rebels are blamed for a landmine attack that is reported to have killed at least nine Turkish soldiers.
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McLaren await 'lying' punishment

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 9:51
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Motorsport's governing body, the FIA, meet on Wednesday to decide on McLaren's punishment for misleading Australian Grand Prix officials.
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Mexico to re-test swine flu cases

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 10:09
related countries: Germany Germany, Mexico Mexico

Stricter tests for swine flu reduce the number of confirmed deaths in Mexico, but authorities say 159 are likely to have been killed.
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McLaren given suspended race ban

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 11:01
related countries: Aruba Aruba

McLaren receive a suspended three-race ban from motorsport's governing body for misleading stewards at the Australian Grand Prix.
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Pakistan army 'retakes key town'

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 11:20
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The Pakistan army says it has retaken a key town from the Taleban in the north-western district of Buner.
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Beijing medallists test positive

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 12:49
related countries: Italy Italy, Bahrain Bahrain, China China
related places: Beijing

Bahrain athlete Rashid Ramzi, who won gold in the 1500m, and Italian cyclist Davide Rebellin, who won a silver, are among the six athletes who are found positive for doping in re-testing of Beijing samples.
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Russia mulls rocket power 'first'

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 12:59
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's next-generation manned spacecraft might use thrusters to perform a precision landing on its return to Earth.
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Slump in exports hits US economy

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 13:09
related countries: United States United States

The US economy continued to contract in the first three months of 2009, led by the biggest fall in exports for 40 years.
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UK and Libya make prisoner deal

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 13:38
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lockerbie, Tripoli

Britain signs a prisoner exchange deal in Tripoli which could allow the Lockerbie bomber to be transferred to a Libyan jail.
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N Korea threatens nuclear tests

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 14:01
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea threatens to carry out a nuclear missile test unless the UN apologises for criticising the North's recent rocket launch.
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Deadly blasts rock Tanzanian city

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 15:54
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania
related places: Dar es Salaam

An army base armoury near the Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam explodes, killing at least three people and causing panic.
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France urges Mexican flight ban

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 16:05
related countries: Germany Germany, Mexico Mexico

France says it will request an EU-wide ban on all flights to Mexico, source of the swine flu outbreak.
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Burma's NLD sets election demands

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 16:23
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's main opposition party meets to discuss whether to contest an election the military has scheduled for next year.
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Kenyan women impose sex ban in protest at government squabbles

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 16:42
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan women's activists slap their men with a week-long sex ban in protest at squabbling in the coalition government.
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Lebanon releases Hariri suspects

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 16:58
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Four generals in custody over the killing of former Lebanon PM Rafik Hariri are freed from jail after four years.
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Taiwan accepted into WHO meeting

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 17:28
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, China China

Officials in Taiwan say China has dropped its objections to the island's participation in a key UN body, the WHO.
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Mexico army 'not tackling abuses'

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 17:47
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican soldiers in the drugs war are committing human rights abuses with apparent impunity, says Human Rights Watch.
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Nigerian poll officer in hiding

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 17:49
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A key election official in Nigeria is in hiding after claiming an attempt was made to rig a re-run of a state election.
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Egypt slaughters pigs to stop flu

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 17:54
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt begins a mass slaughter of the country's pigs in an effort to prevent the spread of swine flu.
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US reports first swine flu death

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 19:00
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico
related places: Texas

A Mexican child visiting the US dies of swine flu - the first such death outside Mexico, where the virus may have killed up to 159.
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French Jewish murder trial opens

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 19:04
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Twenty-seven people go on trial in Paris over the kidnap, torture and killing of a French Jewish man three years ago.
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Fed keeps interest rates on hold

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 20:20
related countries: United States United States

The Federal Reserve holds interest rates at a range of between zero and 0.25%, and suggests the recession is easing.
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Olympic star Bolt in car accident

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 20:27
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt escapes serious injury after a car accident in Jamaica.
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Deadly clashes rock Pakistan city

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 21:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Karachi

At least 20 people have been killed in ethnic clashes in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, officials say.
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Triple car bomb strikes Baghdad

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 22:31
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Three car bombs kill at least 41 people in the Shia district of Sadr City in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, police say.
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Colombia clash kills eight troops

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 23:02
related countries: Colombia Colombia

An attack by left-wing Farc rebels in Colombia leaves at least eight soldiers dead, Colombian officials say.
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Cancer pill 'offers MS benefits'

Wednesday 29th of April 2009, 23:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A cancer drug can dramatically reduce the chances of a relapse or a deterioration of an MS patient's condition, UK work shows.
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