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What happend on April 4th 2009

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UK judge attacks human rights court

Saturday 4th of April 2009, 0:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A senior British judge accuses the European Court of Human Rights of trying to create a "federal law of Europe".
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'Nazi guard' deportation blocked

Saturday 4th of April 2009, 1:24
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

A US judge blocks an order to deport an alleged Nazi concentration camp guard, ahead of his extradition to Germany.
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Fujimori hits out as trial ends

Saturday 4th of April 2009, 4:52
related countries: Peru Peru

Peruvian ex-President Alberto Fujimori criticises the court at the end of his 15-month human rights abuse trial.
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Live - Malaysian GP qualifying

Saturday 4th of April 2009, 5:37
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: Kuala Lumpur

Qualifying is under way at the Malaysian Grand Prix, the second race of the 2009 season, in Kuala Lumpur.
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Gunman kills 13 in New York siege

Saturday 4th of April 2009, 7:20
related countries: United States United States

A gunman kills 13 people and injures more in a siege in the US state of New York before reportedly shooting himself.
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Strong quake hits North Indonesia

Saturday 4th of April 2009, 7:21
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

An earthquake hits north of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, the country's meteorological agency says.
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'Deadly air strike' in Pakistan

Saturday 4th of April 2009, 9:29
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A suspected US missile strike in a remote area of north-west Pakistan has killed 13 people, local security officials say.
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Rapid Button beats Trulli to pole

Saturday 4th of April 2009, 10:37
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Brawn driver Jenson Button grabs pole position for Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix - his second in a row this season.
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The 'Talebanisation' of Pakistan

Saturday 4th of April 2009, 10:59
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Jill McGivering finds out how the recent attacks by militants in Pakistan are affecting people's lives.
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Hope blooms in Cambodian resort

Saturday 4th of April 2009, 11:09
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, France France

Petroc Trelawny visits a former French colonial retreat in Cambodia and finds that although the grand villas have fallen into disrepair, the gardens are still perfectly maintained.
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Trying to lift the veil on Qatar

Saturday 4th of April 2009, 11:11
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Katya Adler attempts to discover what life is like in one of the Middle East's richest countries.
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Cambodia leader talks down clash

Saturday 4th of April 2009, 11:14
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, Thailand Thailand

Cambodia's PM says he does not wish to see border clashes between Thai and Cambodian troops escalate.
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Nation divided

Saturday 4th of April 2009, 12:18
related countries: Peru Peru

Peru's violent past on trial along with ex-leader Fujimori
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'Tigers killed in naval battle'

Saturday 4th of April 2009, 12:31
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

At least 11 Tamil Tiger rebels are killed and four boats destroyed in a sea battle off north-east Sri Lanka, the navy says.
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Israelis shoot dead armed woman

Saturday 4th of April 2009, 13:41
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

A Palestinian woman is killed after firing on an Israeli police base, in the second fatal clash within hours.
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Help from the air?

Saturday 4th of April 2009, 14:07
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Ugandan rebels' attacks suggest outside support
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Kercher killer silent in court

Saturday 4th of April 2009, 14:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A man convicted of killing UK student Meredith Kercher refuses to answer questions at murder trial of two more suspects.
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N Korea skips first launch chance

Saturday 4th of April 2009, 14:39
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The first window for the launch of North Korea's controversial rocket passes without a blast-off, possibly due to poor weather.
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Karzai orders urgent law review

Saturday 4th of April 2009, 15:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Afghan president orders an urgent review of a controversial new law that critics say might tolerate rape within marriage.
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Extra Nato troops for Afghan poll

Saturday 4th of April 2009, 15:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, France France

Nato agrees to boost troop numbers to cover the Afghan presidential election at a summit marred by street violence.
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Berlusconi phone call puts Nato summit on hold

Saturday 4th of April 2009, 16:54
related countries: Italy Italy

Gaffe-prone Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi holds up the start of a key Nato summit - by talking for too long on his mobile phone.
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'Scores die' in Sri Lanka clashes

Saturday 4th of April 2009, 17:19
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

More than 100 Tamil Tiger rebels have been killed in two separate battles, the Sri Lankan military says.
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South Africa party 'intimidated'

Saturday 4th of April 2009, 18:56
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The ruling ANC is accused by a rival party of intimidation, as South Africa prepares for its general election.
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Migrant bodies found in Pakistan

Saturday 4th of April 2009, 19:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani police find 44 bodies inside a container in what appears to have been a failed attempt at human trafficking.
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Bomb hits Pakistan police base

Saturday 4th of April 2009, 20:28
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

A suicide bomber kills eight paramilitary police in an attack on a security base in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, police say.
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Roman police find sewer children

Saturday 4th of April 2009, 21:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Italian police find more than 100 immigrants, including 24 Afghan children, living in sewers beneath railway stations in Rome.
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Pakistani group frees US hostage

Saturday 4th of April 2009, 22:04
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Militants in Pakistan free an American UN work they snatched in Balochistan province two months ago.
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Three officers die in US shooting

Saturday 4th of April 2009, 22:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pittsburgh

A gunman in the US city of Pittsburgh kills three police officers who came to his home after an emergency call.
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Indonesia poll campaigning ends

Saturday 4th of April 2009, 22:50
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Final campaigning for Indonesia's parliamentary elections is under way, with the economy high on the agenda.
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Hope in sight

Saturday 4th of April 2009, 23:01
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Blinded Iraqi girl to be given UK hospital care
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UK torture collusion 'widespread'

Saturday 4th of April 2009, 23:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK involvement in the mistreatment of terror suspects is wider than first thought, a human rights group has claimed.
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Slovakia president wins election

Saturday 4th of April 2009, 23:27
related countries: Slovakia Slovakia

President Ivan Gasparovic declares victory after the second round of voting in Slovakia's presidential election.
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Three months on

Saturday 4th of April 2009, 23:43
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Disturbing details emerge on Thai nightclub inferno
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