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What happend on January 15th 2009

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Nuclear intent

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 2:19
related countries: Iran Iran

Stakes high for Obama in dealings with Iran
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Key step to Chavez term law vote

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 2:37
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Chavez

Venezuela's lawmakers approved a constitutional amendment to remove limits on how many times a president can serve.
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Ex-KGB spy in bid to buy UK paper

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 5:29
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Russian billionaire and former KGB agent Alexander Lebedev is seeking a major stake in London's Evening Standard newspaper.
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Aid workers taken in Philippines

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 6:54
related countries: Philippines Philippines, Italy Italy, Switzerland Switzerland

Three aid workers, including an Italian and a Swiss national, are kidnapped in southern Philippines, says the Philippine Red Cross.
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Canada chooses music showcase to welcome Obama

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 8:19
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

Canadian radio invites listeners to compile a playlist of their country's best songs for US President-elect Barack Obama.
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S Korea nuclear envoy to N Korea

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 8:33
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A South Korean nuclear envoy visits North Korea as Washington and North Korea's regime exchange strong words.
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Tsonga doubt for Australian Open

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 9:23
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is a doubt for next week's Australian Open after pulling out of the Sydney International with a back injury.
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Indian filmmaker Tapan Sinha dies

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 9:24
related countries: India India

Leading Indian filmmaker Tapan Sinha dies in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta (Kolkata) at the age of 84.
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Japan's machinery orders plunge

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 9:38
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese machinery orders, a key indicator of corporate activity, saw their steepest monthly fall on record in November.
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Strong quake hits New Caledonia

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 10:02
related countries: New Caledonia New Caledonia

A strong quake rocks the New Caledonia islands in the South Pacific, but no tsunami or damage are reported.
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Disease and starvation in Zimbabwe

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 10:10
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Paul Martin sees how Zimbabwe's health system has disintegrated as the economy worsens
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Ex-officer charged in US shooting

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 10:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

California police charge a former officer with murder over the shooting of an unarmed black man filmed on mobile phones.
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Mugabe 'to hold talks with rival'

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 10:24
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's opposition leader says he is to hold talks with President Mugabe in the "coming week" over the political crisis.
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Bollywood star criticises Slumdog

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 10:38
related countries: India India

Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan slams award-winning film Slumdog Millionaire for projecting India as the "Third World dirty underbelly".
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Miliband regrets 'war on terror'

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 10:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British foreign secretary says the Bush administration's war on terror was a "mistake" that unified disparate militants.
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Injured Gaza children in Belgium

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 11:09
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip, Belgium Belgium

Six seriously injured Palestinian children are flown to Belgium from the war-torn Gaza Strip for hospital treatment.
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EU to attend gas summit in Moscow

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 11:41
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

EU officials plan to join Russia and Ukraine in Moscow talks to resolve the crisis that has shut down Russian gas supplies.
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No clear winner in Europe's gas game

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 11:46
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia

Gabriel Gatehouse explains why the gas row between Russia and Ukraine has reached stalemate.
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Guinea junta appoints government

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 12:02
related countries: Guinea Guinea

The military leaders of Guinea name a government of military officers and technocrats three weeks after seizing power.
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Satyam shares plunge by a third

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 12:11
related countries: India India

Shares of fraud-hit Satyam Computers in India slump by a third after a board member rejects government money.
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Airbus outsells strike-hit Boeing

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 12:34
related countries: United States United States

European planemaker Airbus outstrips rival Boeing on plane deliveries and orders in 2008 after the US firm was hit by a strike.
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Afghan general dies in air crash

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 13:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A top Afghan general and 12 other soldiers die when their helicopter crashes in bad weather in the west of the country.
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New team to tackle Nigeria crisis

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 13:17
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's President Umaru Yar'Adua sets up a team of economic advisors, as he warns of a looming financial crisis.
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House widens US child health care

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 13:23
related countries: United States United States

The US House of Representatives votes to extend government health insurance to an extra four million children.
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Huge interest in 'world's best job' crashes website

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 14:10
related countries: Australia Australia

The website giving details of supposedly the world's best job - on Australia's Whitsunday Islands - receives more than a million hits and crashes.
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Czechs apologise to Bulgaria for toilet image in spoof EU artwork

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 14:12
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Czech Republic Czech Republic

The Czech EU presidency apologises to Bulgaria for an artwork it commissioned that portrays the country as a toilet.
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Thais 'leave boat people to die'

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 14:48
related countries: Burma Burma, Thailand Thailand, Bangladesh Bangladesh

Illegal migrants from Bangladesh and Burma say Thai soldiers tied their hands and forced them back to sea on boats without engines.
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Huge security for Obama ceremony

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 15:21
related countries: United States United States

An unprecedented security operation gets under way ahead of Barack Obama's inauguration as US president on 20 January.
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Islamists take bases in Mogadishu

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 15:30
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu, Addis Ababa

Somali Islamist insurgents take over Ethiopian bases as the last of Addis Ababa's troops leave the capital.
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Schroeder to join board of TNK-BP

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 16:08
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder is to join the board of troubled Russo-British oil giant TNK-BP.
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'Tragedy' of maternal death

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 16:15
related countries: Niger Niger

A woman in Niger has a one in seven chance of dying during pregnancy or childbirth, a Unicef report on maternal health says.
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Indonesia ferry toll may top 300

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 16:25
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

A sunken Indonesian ferry may have been carrying 103 more people than the 267 listed on the ship's manifest, officials say.
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Bashir 'war crimes' call arrest

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 16:37
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Bashir

Sudanese Islamist leader Hassan al-Turabi is arrested after saying President Omar al-Bashir should face war crimes charges.
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Austrians hunt Chechen's killers

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 16:41
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

Human rights groups urge Austria to bring to justice the killers of a Chechen dissident shot dead on a Vienna street.
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Saudis deport Chinese labourers

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 17:00
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, China China

Twenty-three Chinese builders are deported by Saudi Arabia after protesting that their pay was too low.
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Gaza pounded amid push for truce

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 17:39
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

The UN's Gaza City HQ is shelled as Israeli troops push further into the city amid fierce battles with Palestinian fighters.
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Guinea announces mining reforms

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 18:15
related countries: Guinea Guinea

Guinea's military junta announces mining reforms, including a review of contracts, following last month's coup.
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Senators endorse new Clinton role

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 18:19
related countries: United States United States

Senator Hillary Clinton moves a step closer to a confirmation vote on her appointment as the next US secretary of state.
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'Dogs can't use condoms' - star causes stir in Mumbai

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 18:26
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Stray dogs in India's financial capital, Mumbai should be sterilised not killed, says former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson.
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Burris sworn in as a US senator

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 20:27
related countries: United States United States

Roland Burris, the man selected by Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich to fill Barack Obama's senate seat , is sworn in as a senator.
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American pomp

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 22:05
related countries: United States United States

A week of parties for Obama, tapping deep into the past
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Senate backs bank bail-out plea

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 22:34
related countries: United States United States

The remaining $350bn of a US financial bail-out fund can be made available, the Senate votes.
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Key Hamas leader killed in Gaza

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 22:50
related countries: Israel Israel

One of the top Hamas leaders in Gaza, interior minister Said Siyam, is killed in an air strike, Hamas and Israeli officials say.
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Go-ahead for new Heathrow runway

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 22:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Heathrow

The British government gives the go-ahead for a third runway at Heathrow airport, despite fervent opposition from environmentalists.
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Irish bank set to be nationalised

Thursday 15th of January 2009, 23:06
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Irish government says it is to nationalise the troubled Anglo Irish Bank as its funding struggles continue.
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