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What happend on January 3rd 2009

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Energy enigma

Saturday 3rd of January 2009, 0:23
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia

What's behind Russia's decision to cut gas to Ukraine?
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Muslims taken off jet for remarks

Saturday 3rd of January 2009, 1:28
related countries: United States United States

Nine Muslims are ordered off a US domestic flight after passengers say they heard one of them making "suspicious remarks".
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Sudden halt

Saturday 3rd of January 2009, 1:45
related countries: Romania Romania

Romania's runaway economy hits the buffers
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Chrysler gets $4bn emergency loan

Saturday 3rd of January 2009, 3:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Chrysler

US car manufacturer Chrysler receives a $4bn (£2.75bn) emergency government loan to help stave off collapse.
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Ghana awaits final poll outcome

Saturday 3rd of January 2009, 5:46
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Final results from Ghana's tense presidential run-off are due as preliminary figures point to a win for the opposition.
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Hamas warns against ground attack

Saturday 3rd of January 2009, 6:50
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

The Hamas leader-in-exile warns Israel that launching a ground offensive in the Gaza Strip would have dire consequences.
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SA edge tight first day in Sydney

Saturday 3rd of January 2009, 7:06
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

South Africa restrict Australia to 267-6 on day one of the final Test in Sydney as they seek to end the hosts' reign as the world's number one team.
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Canberra rejects Guantanamo cases

Saturday 3rd of January 2009, 7:14
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia, United States United States

The Australian government turns down a US request to help resettle former detainees from its Guantanamo Bay military prison.
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Bush says Hamas to blame for Gaza

Saturday 3rd of January 2009, 8:21
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: Gaza

US President George Bush blames Hamas for violence in Gaza and southern Israel, as Israeli strikes enter a second week.
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Cuba offers direct talks with US

Saturday 3rd of January 2009, 9:11
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States

Cuban President Raul Castro says he is open to direct talks with US President-elect Obama, but plays down any quick breakthrough.
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Mars rovers roll on to five years

Saturday 3rd of January 2009, 9:27
related countries: United States United States

The US space agency's Mars rovers celebrate a longer-than-expected five years investigating the Red Planet.
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John Travolta's teenage son dies

Saturday 3rd of January 2009, 10:27
related countries: The Bahamas The Bahamas, United States United States

The teenage son of American actor John Travolta dies suddenly during a family holiday in the Bahamas.
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S Korean MPs scuffle with guards

Saturday 3rd of January 2009, 10:48
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea

South Korea's opposition lawmakers scuffle with security guards, who have tried to end their blockade of parliament.
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Opposition leader wins Ghana poll

Saturday 3rd of January 2009, 11:14
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Opposition candidate John Atta Mills wins a tight presidential run-off in Ghana, electoral officials say.
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Colombo pushes into Tiger areas

Saturday 3rd of January 2009, 12:13
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Kilinochchi

Sri Lankan forces say they are pressing on with their offensive against Tamil Tiger rebels after capturing Kilinochchi.
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Afghanistan's continuing misery

Saturday 3rd of January 2009, 12:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

More than seven years of Western aid has failed to make a real impact on daily life in Afghanistan, the BBC's Hugh Sykes reports.
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The curse of Nigerian oil

Saturday 3rd of January 2009, 12:25
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The BBC's Sue Lloyd-Roberts argues that Nigerian oil has brought wealth to a few but fuels greed and corruption on a grand scale.
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What Cubans brought to Miami

Saturday 3rd of January 2009, 12:27
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States
related places: Miami

The son of Cuban exiles living in the US, the BBC's Americas editor Emilio San Pedro talks about growing up in a proud immigrant community.
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Live text - Murray v Nadal

Saturday 3rd of January 2009, 13:00
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Abu Dhabi

Andy Murray takes on world number one Rafael Nadal in the Abu Dhabi exhibition final.
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Pakistan seizes Taleban spokesman

Saturday 3rd of January 2009, 14:52
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A former spokesman for fugitive Taleban leader Mullah Omar is arrested in north-west Pakistan, security officials say.
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Ukraine warns EU of gas 'problem'

Saturday 3rd of January 2009, 14:58
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia

Ukraine warns of serious problems with gas supplies for EU countries if its dispute with Russia is not settled soon.
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Bridge seals transfer to Man City

Saturday 3rd of January 2009, 14:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Chelsea

Manchester City complete the signing of Chelsea left-back Wayne Bridge for an undisclosed fee.
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Murray battles to win over Nadal

Saturday 3rd of January 2009, 16:07
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Abu Dhabi

Andy Murray begins 2009 with an impressive win over Rafael Nadal in Abu Dhabi.
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Opposition leader wins Ghana poll

Saturday 3rd of January 2009, 16:50
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Opposition candidate John Atta Mills narrowly wins Ghana's presidential run-off and vows to be a unifying leader.
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Israel steps up offensive on Gaza

Saturday 3rd of January 2009, 18:36
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel steps up its offensive on Gaza and launches its first artillery barrages, as its campaign enters a second week.
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