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What happend on January 12th 2009

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Brazil sees record lightning toll

Monday 12th of January 2009, 0:12
related countries: Brazil Brazil

More than 70 people were killed by lightning strikes in Brazil in 2008, the most for several years, scientists say.
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Harassed in China

Monday 12th of January 2009, 0:33
related countries: China China

Chinese authorities clamp down on demands for rights
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Off-road vehicle

Monday 12th of January 2009, 2:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The expedition from London to Timbuktu - by flying car
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Elections strengthen new Thai PM

Monday 12th of January 2009, 3:53
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Results from 29 by-elections in Thailand show new PM Abhisit Vejjajiva's government wins 20 seats, strengthening his coalition.
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India appoints new Satyam bosses

Monday 12th of January 2009, 4:30
related countries: India India

The Indian government appoints three leading businessmen to the board of scandal-hit software firm Satyam.
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Hollywood hands out Golden Globes

Monday 12th of January 2009, 4:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British actress Kate Winslet receives two awards at the Golden Globes, while Slumdog Millionaire wins four.
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Search after Indonesia ferry sinks

Monday 12th of January 2009, 5:21
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

A search is under way after a ferry carrying some 250 passengers and 17 crew sank in stormy seas off Indonesia, officials say.
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Slumdog Millionaire sweeps Globes

Monday 12th of January 2009, 6:30
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Mumbai-based movie Slumdog Millionaire scoops four Golden Globe awards, including the first ever for an Indian.
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Helping hand

Monday 12th of January 2009, 6:35
related countries: Morocco Morocco

The lifeline for pariah single mothers in Morocco
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Economy tops Seoul summit agenda

Monday 12th of January 2009, 6:36
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea, Japan Japan
related places: Seoul

Japanese and South Korean presidents hold summit talks in Seoul, with global economic issues high on the list.
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Six feared dead in Fiji flooding

Monday 12th of January 2009, 6:48
related countries: Fiji Fiji

Six people are feared dead in flooding in the Pacific nation of Fiji, and more downpours are expected in coming days.
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Karzai 'to show India solidarity'

Monday 12th of January 2009, 7:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, India India
related places: Mumbai, Delhi

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is meeting India's PM in Delhi and is expected to express support after Mumbai.
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Rent-a-friend in Japan

Monday 12th of January 2009, 8:46
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Be it a pet, friend or relative missing in your life, Duncan Bartlett discovers that money really can buy you love in Tokyo.
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Satyam rebounds on rescue hopes

Monday 12th of January 2009, 9:31
related countries: India India

Shares in Indian software firm Satyam jump 51% on hopes of a rescue plan for the scandal-hit firm.
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Fears for Indonesia ferry missing

Monday 12th of January 2009, 9:50
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Hopes fade for about 250 passengers missing after a ferry sank off central Indonesia, as a search operation continues.
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Mauritanian junta pledges polls

Monday 12th of January 2009, 10:51
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

Military leaders in Mauritania promise to hold elections by June 2009 - 10 months after seizing power.
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Spate of bomb attacks in Baghdad

Monday 12th of January 2009, 11:10
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

A series of bomb blasts during rush hour in Baghdad kills at least eight people and injures many others, officials say.
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Swedish company sheds 1,000 jobs

Monday 12th of January 2009, 11:11
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Swedish engineering firm Alfa Laval says it will cut 1,000 jobs worldwide due to falling orders.
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Taiwan approves gambling enclaves

Monday 12th of January 2009, 11:21
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan's parliament approves a plan to develop gambling resorts on outlying islands to attract tourists and boost the economy.
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Follow your nose: Japanese map descriptions of smells

Monday 12th of January 2009, 11:22
related countries: Japan Japan

A Japanese website allows users to post descriptions of smells they have encountered on an interactive world map.
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Reynolds' China

Monday 12th of January 2009, 11:26
related countries: China China

Facing swine flu scrutiny at Beijing's airport
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Israeli raids as reserves move in

Monday 12th of January 2009, 11:26
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel carries out fewer air strikes on the Gaza Strip, as some of its reserve units go into action on the ground.
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Thousands mourn Sri Lanka editor

Monday 12th of January 2009, 11:36
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Thousands attend the funeral of a Sri Lankan newspaper editor and fierce government critic who was shot dead last week.
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Massa gives new Ferrari first run

Monday 12th of January 2009, 11:52
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Ferrari

Felipe Massa puts the first miles on Ferrari's new Formula One car as the team launches its 2009 challenger.
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Rio Tinto shelves mine expansion

Monday 12th of January 2009, 11:55
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Mining giant Rio Tinto is postponing a $2.15bn expansion of its Brazilian iron ore mine as the economic slowdown bites.
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Petrol bombs hit French synagogue

Monday 12th of January 2009, 11:59
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Petrol bombs have been thrown at a synagogue north of Paris, police say, days after another French synagogue was attacked.
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Shipping magnate seized in Greece

Monday 12th of January 2009, 12:10
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

A Greek shipping magnate, Pericles Panagopoulos, is kidnapped at gunpoint near his home on the outskirts of Athens.
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Uganda rebels in fresh truce call

Monday 12th of January 2009, 12:28
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Embattled Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army rebels appeal for a ceasefire after being attacked by several armies.
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Basque leader's trial thrown out

Monday 12th of January 2009, 12:51
related countries: Spain Spain

A court in Spain dismisses the trial of the Basque government leader over contacts with separatists.
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Russia 'ready' to resume gas flow

Monday 12th of January 2009, 12:53
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia

Russian PM Vladimir Putin says gas flows to Europe via Ukraine can resume once the EU signs a deal and deploys monitors.
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China TV faces propaganda charge

Monday 12th of January 2009, 13:02
related countries: China China

Chinese intellectuals call for a boycott of news programmes on state television, saying it serves up propaganda.
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Australians advertise for paradise island 'caretaker'

Monday 12th of January 2009, 13:25
related countries: Australia Australia, United States United States
related places: Queensland

Tourism chiefs in Australia are describing it as 'the best job in the world'. Writing a blog and feeding fish on a tropical island off the Queensland coast, the successful applicant will get paid US$103,000 for six months.
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Ciao bella!

Monday 12th of January 2009, 13:37
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian's comet finds give Nasa sky survey a boost
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Local champions

Monday 12th of January 2009, 13:40
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Community team gives new hope to Kenya slum
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Pirate 'washes ashore with cash'

Monday 12th of January 2009, 13:58
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The body of a Somali pirate who hijacked a Saudi tanker but later drowned has washed up with his ransom share, a relative says.
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Warrants issued over Bangkok fire

Monday 12th of January 2009, 14:26
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Bangkok police issue arrest warrants for two owners of the club which burned down on New Year's Eve, killing 64 people.
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Court hears of Bemba 'war crimes'

Monday 12th of January 2009, 14:55
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
related places: Bemba

War crimes judges start hearing evidence against a militia led by Congolese ex-Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba.
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Court allows Zuma trial to resume

Monday 12th of January 2009, 15:32
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Zuma

A South African appeals court rules that the corruption case against ANC leader Jacob Zuma can continue.
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Paradise lost?

Monday 12th of January 2009, 15:47
related countries: Maldives Maldives

Heightened fears for Maldives' lowering lands
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Russia 'to resume gas supplies'

Monday 12th of January 2009, 16:23
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia

Russia will resume pumping gas to third countries via Ukraine from Tuesday morning, the EU says, ending a dispute over transit.
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China police arrest 'axe killer'

Monday 12th of January 2009, 16:30
related countries: China China
related places: Hubei

Chinese police arrest a man in Hubei province on suspicion of murdering eight people in one night, state media report.
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Bush warns Obama of terror threat

Monday 12th of January 2009, 16:59
related countries: United States United States

Outgoing US President George W Bush warns his successor that a terrorist attack is still the "most urgent threat" to the US.
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US sanctions on AQ Khan 'allies'

Monday 12th of January 2009, 17:03
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The US imposes sanctions on people and companies linked to the disgraced Pakistani nuclear scientist, Abdul Qadeer Khan.
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Nigeria hostage pictures released

Monday 12th of January 2009, 18:12
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Two Britons who have been held hostage in Nigeria for months are "alive and well".
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Judge rejects 'jail Madoff' plea

Monday 12th of January 2009, 20:11
related countries: United States United States

A US judge rejects demands that Bernard Madoff be jailed while prosecutors investigate his alleged $50bn (£33bn) fraud.
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Israelis 'edge into urban Gaza'

Monday 12th of January 2009, 20:18
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli forces move slowly into Gaza's most densely populated areas, reports say, but the military denies an escalation.
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Next president?

Monday 12th of January 2009, 21:22
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Zuma

South Africa court case may not end Zuma's ambitions
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Deadly clashes in Somali capital

Monday 12th of January 2009, 22:14
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

At least 10 people die in clashes between Somali government troops and Islamist rebels in the capital Mogadishu, reports say.
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Senate Democrats endorse Burris

Monday 12th of January 2009, 23:56
related countries: United States United States

Democratic senators have endorsed Roland Burris, the man selected to fill Barack Obama's vacant seat.
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