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What happend on January 4th 2009

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Boy guilty of shooting his mother

Sunday 4th of January 2009, 1:19
related countries: United States United States

A 12-year-old boy is found guilty in the United States of murdering his mother following a row over his household chores.
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Wind of change

Sunday 4th of January 2009, 1:55
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Narrow win for Ghana opposition in presidential run-off
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Somali police stations taken over

Sunday 4th of January 2009, 5:10
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Somalia Somalia

Some police stations are taken over by Somali militiamen as Ethiopian troops leave Mogadishu after two years helping the transitional government.
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Israeli troops enter Gaza Strip

Sunday 4th of January 2009, 5:43
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli troops clash with Hamas militants as ground forces and tanks go into Gaza following a week of intense air strikes.
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Ferry capsizes in eastern Nepal

Sunday 4th of January 2009, 6:42
related countries: Nepal Nepal

At least 35 people - mostly women and children - are missing after a ferry capsizes on a river in eastern Nepal, officials say.
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Clarke century boosts Australia

Sunday 4th of January 2009, 7:41
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

Michael Clarke's 138 takes Australia to 445 in Sydney, with South Africa replying on 125-1 in the third Test.
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Strong earthquakes hit Indonesia

Sunday 4th of January 2009, 7:58
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

At least four people are killed and dozens are injured after powerful earthquakes rock eastern Indonesia, officials say.
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China factory output dips further

Sunday 4th of January 2009, 11:21
related countries: China China

China's manufacturing output falls for a third consecutive month as the economic slowdown continued to hit its economy.
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UK forces take key Taleban bases

Sunday 4th of January 2009, 12:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British troops in Afghanistan captured four key Taleban strongholds in the run up to Christmas, the MoD reveals.
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Bid to save future of Braille in UK

Sunday 4th of January 2009, 13:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A £2m appeal is launched to rehouse the nation's leading Braille printing press and protect its future.
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Thai blaze club boss faces charge

Sunday 4th of January 2009, 14:59
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Police say they will charge the owner of a Bangkok nightclub where a fire killed 62 people celebrating New Year's Eve.
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Anti-apartheid icon Suzman buried

Sunday 4th of January 2009, 15:13
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Hundreds of mourners attend the funeral in Johannesburg of leading South African anti-apartheid campaigner Helen Suzman.
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Police killed in Pakistan blast

Sunday 4th of January 2009, 15:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Five police and two civilians are killed in a suspected suicide attack in north-west Pakistan, police say.
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City reborn

Sunday 4th of January 2009, 16:38
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Medellin

Colombia's Medellin cashes in on its drug baron past
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Israeli troops clash with Hamas

Sunday 4th of January 2009, 17:16
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli troops step up operations against Hamas militants, driving deep into Gaza and in effect cutting it in two.
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Obama commerce nominee pulls out

Sunday 4th of January 2009, 20:26
related countries: United States United States

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson withdraws as Barack Obama's nominee for US commerce secretary.
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Reporters freed in Somalia

Sunday 4th of January 2009, 22:05
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United Kingdom United Kingdom, Spain Spain

A British journalist and his Spanish colleague are freed by Somali kidnappers, according to officials in the country.
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Baghdad bomb kills Shia pilgrims

Sunday 4th of January 2009, 23:56
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

A female suicide bomber kills at least 35 Shia pilgrims including Iranians near a shrine in Baghdad, Iraqi police say.
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