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Boyloaf's boys

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 0:27
related countries: Niger Niger

Speedboat gangs of Niger Delta
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Canada expels US woman deserter

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 1:43
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

A US army deserter and mother of three is ordered to leave Canada after her appeal for refuge fails.
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Pakistan sacks security adviser

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 2:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

Islamabad removes its national security adviser hours after confirming the surviving Mumbai gunman is a Pakistani.
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Vatican deplores Gaza situation

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 5:37
related countries: Israel Israel

The Vatican's justice minister criticises Israel's actions and compares Gaza to a "big concentration camp".
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Mexico takes urgent economy steps

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 5:45
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico

Mexico unveils emergency measures to protect its economy, including freezing fuel prices and creating thousands of new jobs.
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Israel bombs Gaza into the night

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 5:47
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel makes 60 air strikes on the Gaza Strip in a single night after the first daily truce to allow in humanitarian aid expires.
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Army 'takes more Tiger territory'

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 9:25
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Jaffna

Sri Lankan troops say they have taken more territory from Tamil Tiger rebels in the northern Jaffna peninsula.
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Veteran Chinese activist jailed

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 9:55
related countries: China China

Chinese activist Wang Rongqing is sentenced to six years in jail for helping set up an opposition party.
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Asia job cuts amid economy woes

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 10:03
related countries: China China

Two large Asian technology firms, TDK and Lenovo, announce a total of 10,500 job cuts after a fall in demand.
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Ethiopia clamps down on khat dens

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 10:08
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

A crackdown is launched in Ethiopia on parlours where young men chew the narcotic khat.
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China tourism 'hit by downturn'

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 10:16
related countries: China China

The number of foreign visitors to China fell in 2008, despite an anticipated tourist boom for the Beijing Olympics.
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Thursday 8th of January 2009, 10:27
related countries: United States United States

An iconic portrait of Barack Obama will become part of the permanent collection at the US National Portrait Gallery.
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Dell set to cut 1,900 Irish jobs

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 10:50
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Limerick

Computer giant Dell is to shed 1,900 of the 3,000 jobs at its manufacturing site in Limerick in the Irish Republic.
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India and US 'in missile shield talks'

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 10:53
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

India has been holding initial talks with the US over the purchase of its missile defence shield, a UK newspaper says.
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Deep rifts

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 11:02
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Why Russia and Ukraine are letting Europe go cold
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Kenya media welcomes law review

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 11:29
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The Kenyan media cautiously welcomes President Mwai Kibaki's review into a contentious media law, just days after he signed the bill.
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US cartoon provokes Colombia ire

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 11:57
related countries: Colombia Colombia, United States United States

Colombian coffee growers plan to sue a US cartoonist for a cartoon they say links their main advertising figure with violence.
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Rockets hit Israel from Lebanon

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 11:58
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

Rockets are fired from Lebanon into northern Israel raising fears that the current conflict in Gaza could spill over.
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Shock at Senegal gay jail terms

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 12:09
related countries: Senegal Senegal

Activists condemn the jailing in Senegal of nine gay men for eight years - reportedly the heaviest sentences passed over homosexual acts.
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US to lead new anti-pirate force

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 12:38
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United States United States

The US will lead a new international force to combat piracy off the coast of Somalia, the US navy says.
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Spain jobless hits 12-year high

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 12:47
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain's unemployment total hit a 12-year high in 2008, while jobless numbers in the eurozone rose further in November.
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Vietnam state to run bride agency

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 13:01
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnam says it is planning to set up an official matchmaking agency for Vietnamese women and foreign men.
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Algae-powered plane completes US test flight

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 13:51
related countries: United States United States

Continental Airlines is the latest to to test-fly a jet biofuel, this time with a product derived partially from algae.
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New Puntland head 'to end piracy'

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 14:00
related countries: Somalia Somalia

MPs in Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland elect a new president, who promises to tackle piracy.
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Christmas sales in US disappoint

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 14:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Christmas

US retailers including Wal-Mart saw disappointing sales in the key Christmas trading period, as consumers reined in spending.
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Interest rates hit all-time low

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 15:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Bank of England cuts rates to 1.5%, the lowest level in its 315-year history, as it continues efforts to help the economy.
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Top Sri Lankan editor shot dead

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 15:34
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

The editor of a Sri Lankan newspaper often critical of the government is shot dead in the capital, Colombo.
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Israel accused over Gaza wounded

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 15:56
related countries: Israel Israel

The Red Cross accuses Israel of failing to help wounded civilians in Gaza, as the UN suspends aid work there fearing attacks.
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Czechs warn on EU fiscal plans

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 16:28
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

The Czech Republic warns the European Union against borrowing its way out of the global slowdown.
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Canada charges two with polygamy

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 16:45
related countries: Canada Canada

The leaders of two breakaway fundamentalist Mormon sects in an isolated Canadian community are charged with polygamy.
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More jobs for EU's newest members

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 16:54
related countries: Romania Romania, Bulgaria Bulgaria

Four more EU countries lift restrictions on access to their job markets for Bulgarian and Romanian workers.
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Poll bid for Bollywood star Dutt

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 17:16
related countries: India India

Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, sentenced to jail for his role in the 1993 Mumbai bombings, may stand in India's election.
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Obama urges action on economy

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 17:32
related countries: United States United States

US President-elect Barack Obama says that a huge stimulus package is urgently needed to revive the US economy.
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Rwanda's army chief in DR Congo

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 17:40
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda Rwanda

The head of Rwanda's army and a UN mediator meet the DR Congo leader to discuss resolving the conflict in the east.
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Live text - Murray v Federer

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 17:56
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Andy Murray beats Roger Federer to seal his place in the final of the Qatar Open.
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Strauss ready to rebuild England

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 18:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Andrew Strauss insists he has the backing of predecessor Kevin Pietersen as he takes over the England captaincy.
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Murray win sets up Federer clash

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 19:33
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Britain's Andy Murray will face Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the Qatar Open after a 6-4 6-2 win over Sergiy Stakhovsky.
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US man who gave kidney to wife includes it in divorce claim

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 21:41
related countries: United States United States

A US man divorcing his wife demands that she return the kidney he donated to her or pay him $1.5m (£1m) in compensation.
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Madoff 'had cheques ready to go'

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 21:46
related countries: United States United States

Bernard Madoff had $173m in cheques in his office desk, ready to send out at the time of his arrest, US prosecutors say.
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UN suspends Gazan aid operation

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 21:50
related countries: Israel Israel

The UN says its main aid agency is suspending work in Gaza because staff have been killed and injured in Israeli attacks.
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Monitors key to Russian gas deal

Thursday 8th of January 2009, 22:25
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Belgium Belgium, Russia Russia
related places: Brussels

Russia says it will resume pumping gas to Europe once independent monitors are in place to check the flow to EU markets.
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