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What happend on January 29th 2009

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US urges stronger Gaza ceasefire

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 0:10
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: Gaza

The new US envoy for the Middle East says it is "critically" important to extend the Israeli-Hamas ceasefire.
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Chemicals 'may reduce fertility'

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 1:02
related countries: United States United States

Chemicals commonly found in food packaging, upholstery and carpets may be damaging women's fertility, US scientists say.
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Liberia faces second worm wave

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 2:28
related countries: Liberia Liberia

The UN warns Liberia could soon face a second wave of crop-destroying armyworms.
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Four prisoners executed in Japan

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 3:15
related countries: Japan Japan

Four death-row prisoners are hanged in Japan, the first executions to be carried out in the country this year.
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CIA Algeria man accused of rape

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 4:39
related countries: Algeria Algeria, United States United States

The CIA's station chief in Algeria is under investigation after two separate allegations of rape, US media reports.
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US House passes stimulus package

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 9:32
related countries: United States United States

The US House of Representatives passes President Obama's $819bn (£572bn) economic package - but without any Republican support.
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Shell hit by falls in oil price

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 9:45
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell reports a sharp fall in quarterly profits after the price of oil slumped towards the end of last year.
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Strong yen hurts Japanese firms

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 9:45
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese electronics firms Sony, Toshiba, and Nintendo see their performance hit by the strength of the yen and the downturn.
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US envoy to meet Palestinian head

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 9:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gaza

George Mitchell, Barack Obama's new Mid-East envoy, is to hold talks with Mahmoud Abbas amid continued Gaza violence.
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UN urges Thailand refugee inquiry

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 9:47
related countries: Burma Burma, Thailand Thailand

The UN's refugee agency urges a thorough investigation into claims that the Thai military mistreated hundreds of Burmese migrants.
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Iceland interest rates unchanged

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 9:58
related countries: Iceland Iceland

The central bank of crisis-hit Iceland keeps its interest rate at an unchanged record high of 18%.
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India Muslims in 'torture' rally

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 10:05
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

A train carrying Indian Muslims arrives in the capital, Delhi, to protest against alleged harassment of Muslims.
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VW lays off 800 workers in Mexico

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 10:18
related countries: Germany Germany, Mexico Mexico
related places: Puebla

German carmaker Volkswagen is to cut 800 jobs at its Mexican plant in Puebla, the site that produces the new Beetle model.
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Australian 'throws girl to death'

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 10:41
related countries: Australia Australia

An Australian man charged with throwing his young daughter to her death from a bridge was suicidal, a court hears.
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Sublime Federer eases into final

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 11:00
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Roger Federer strolls into the final of the Australian Open with a straight sets win over Andy Roddick 6-2 7-5 7-5.
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UN launches $613m appeal for Gaza

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 11:06
related countries: Israel Israel

The UN will launch an appeal for $613m to help people affected by Israel's military offensive in Gaza, the body's top official says.
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Afghan presidential vote delayed

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 11:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghanistan's presidential elections are delayed from May until August because of security concerns and other problems.
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Iraq ends licence for Blackwater

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 11:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Blackwater

Iraq will not renew the licence of US security firm Blackwater, involved in an incident in 2007 in which civilians were killed.
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Cameroon 'guilty of rights abuse'

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 11:44
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

Cameroon's security forces are used to repress dissent, Amnesty International says.
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China's Tibet action sparks plea

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 13:18
related countries: China China
related places: Lhasa

Tibet's leaders-in-exile appeal for international intervention in a Chinese security crackdown in the Tibetan capital, Lhasa.
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'Ghost town' call in Madagascar

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 13:25
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar

Many businesses are closed in Madagascar's capital after an opposition call for it to be made a "ghost town".
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Somali pirates seize German ship

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 13:51
related countries: Somalia Somalia, Germany Germany

A German ship with 13 crew on board is hijacked by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden, a maritime group says.
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Looking for Ypres' 'iron harvest'

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 14:04
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Chris Moore is guided through the Belgium farmland where every year the ploughs turn up tons of World War I artefacts.
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Smouldering fires

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 14:24
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Christians and Muslims wary after Nigerian clashes
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Good cop

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 14:45
related countries: United States United States

Barack Obama's instructions to US interrogators
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Ford reports record yearly loss

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 15:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ford

US carmaker Ford reports the biggest full-year loss in its history, but says it still does not need government loans.
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Somali rivals to seek MPs' votes

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 15:26
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Presidential candidates prepare to address the new Somali parliament ahead of a vote to choose the new head of state.
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Strong as an ox?

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 15:43
related countries: China China

What 2009 holds for the migrant workers of China
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Britain warned over air quality

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 15:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The European Commission threatens to act against the UK for failing to meet EU standards on harmful airborne particles.
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Wembley to host 2011 Euro final

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 15:54
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

Wembley Stadium will stage the 2011 Champions League final, while Dublin's Lansdowne Road will host the revamped Uefa Cup final.
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No evidence Polish hero murdered

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 16:00
related countries: Poland Poland

After exhuming his body, Polish investigators say there is no evidence that the country's WWII leader was murdered.
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Appeal of Israel's Avigdor Lieberman

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 16:02
related countries: Israel Israel

As the people of Israel prepare to vote on 10 February, Katya Adler finds that defence and security are featuring strongly in the election campaign.
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Toad haul

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 16:41
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania

Stunning pictures of Tanzania's hidden amphibians
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UN launches $613m appeal for Gaza

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 16:57
related countries: Israel Israel

The UN will launch an appeal for $613m to help people affected by Israel's military offensive in Gaza, the body's top official says.
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Girl shot dead in Nigerian Delta

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 17:13
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Niger Niger

An 11-year-old girl is shot dead trying to protect her brother from militants in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta.
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Tehran 'can co-operate with US'

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 17:13
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Washington

Real change in US policy in the Middle East will enable Iran to co-operate with Washington, Iran's foreign minister has said.
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Wounded S Lanka civilians rescued

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 17:31
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A UN convoy evacuates hundreds of civilians wounded in fighting between Sri Lankan troops and and Tamil Tiger rebels.
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Blagojevich 'did nothing wrong'

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 19:40
related countries: United States United States

The scandal-hit governor of the US state of Illinois tells his impeachment trial he has done nothing wrong.
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Judge rejects Obama request

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 19:45
related countries: United States United States

A judge at Guantanamo Bay rejects a request by US President Barack Obama to suspend the trial of a detainee.
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Bush shoe attack spawns Iraqi tribute sculpture

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 20:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A sculpture of an enormous shoe is erected in Iraq to honour a journalist who threw his footwear at ex-US President George W Bush.
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US men charged in Russia spy case

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 22:05
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

A jailed ex-CIA agent and his son are charged with receiving money from and passing information to his former Russian handlers.
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Huge crowds join French strikes

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 23:33
related countries: France France

Unions in France lead big protests against the handling of the economic crisis, causing disruption to rail and air services.
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Turkish PM storms off in Gaza row

Thursday 29th of January 2009, 23:52
related countries: Israel Israel, Turkey Turkey

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan storms off the stage at Davos after a heated debate with Israel's president over Gaza.
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