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What happend on July 16th 2009

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Call to help Colombia displaced

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 0:04
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Amnesty International says many of those displaced by Colombia's armed conflict are being targeted by groups who want their land.
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US military accepts that front-line soldiers need their smokes

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 0:19
related countries: United States United States

American troops are not to be banned from smoking in war zones, the US Defence Department says.
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Major US lender 'on the brink'

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 1:16
related countries: United States United States

Days of talks on a possible bail-out of troubled US lender CIT come to an end without any pledge of support.
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Honduras night curfew reimposed

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 4:31
related countries: Honduras Honduras

The interim government in Honduras reimposes a night-time curfew after accusing opponents of seeking disturbances.
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Party rebels move on Japanese PM

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 4:45
related countries: Japan Japan

Rebels within Japan's governing party try to remove Prime Minister Taro Aso before he can dissolve parliament next week.
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Freemasons jailed in Fiji over witchcraft claims

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 5:46
related countries: Fiji Fiji

Fourteen freemasons were arrested after villagers complained they were practicing witchcraft.
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Russian leader condemns killing

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 6:59
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev expresses "outrage" at the murder of human rights activist Natalia Estemirova.
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Police held over Kashmir murder

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 7:39
related countries: India India

Four police officers are held in connection with the alleged murders of two women in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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UN opens Bhutto probe in Pakistan

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 7:54
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Members of a United Nations inquiry into the assassination of former Pakistani PM Benazir Bhutto arrive in Pakistan.
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S Korean ex-leader on respirator

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 9:06
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung is in intensive care being treated for pneumonia, medical officials say.
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Ashes live - England v Australia

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 9:14
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England captain Andrew Strauss hits a century but Australia fight back on day one of the second Test at Lord's.
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Living on less

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 9:20
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

The 1990 hardships help Serbia suffer in the downturn
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Tourists die in Egypt bus crash

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 9:32
related countries: Egypt Egypt

At least eight European tourists and three Egyptians have been killed in a bus crash in Egypt, officials say.
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Routing Taliban 'may take time'

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 10:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The top military commander in the US, Adm Michael Mullen, says he does not know how long it will take for security to improve in Afghanistan.
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'Key public show' for Iran poll contender

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 10:14
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's opposition candidate, Mir Hossein Mousavi, says he will make his first public appearance in weeks at Friday prayers.
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Vow to catch Chechnya assassins

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 10:28
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian-backed Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov vows to hunt down the killers of human rights activist Natalia Estemirova.
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Mexico rejects any drug gang deal

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 10:37
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The Mexican government says it will never negotiate with drug traffickers, after a purported cartel leader suggests a pact.
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US film studio gets Indian cash boost

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 10:42
related countries: India India, United States United States

Steven Spielberg's film studio will receive $825m to begin producing movies starting this year, the studio's Indian partner says.
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UN 'open to Uganda rebel talks'

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 11:27
related countries: Uganda Uganda

The UN says it is committed to talks with Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, after its envoy stopped work.
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China grows faster amid worries

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 11:28
related countries: China China

China's economy grows at an annual rate of 7.9% in the second quarter, but officials warn challenges remain.
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India leader held over comments

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 11:53
related countries: India India

A senior member of India's ruling party is arrested after criticising a low-caste leader's policy of compensating rape victims.
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Pakistan and India in terror vow

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 12:07
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Pakistan and India pledge to co-operate in fighting terrorism, after a meeting to discuss restarting peace talks.
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JPMorgan Chase profits soar 36%

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 12:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: June

JPMorgan Chase becomes the second major US bank to report a big rise in profits for the April to June period.
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China snubs World Games opening

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 13:00
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

China boycotts the opening ceremony of the World Games in Taiwan, an official with the games says.
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UN worker shot dead in Pakistan

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 13:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A UN refugee agency official is shot dead during a failed kidnap attempt at a relief camp in north-west Pakistan.
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Pakistan and India in terror vow

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 14:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India

Pakistan and India pledge to co-operate in fighting terrorism, after a meeting to discuss restarting peace talks.
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Senate scandals

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 14:46
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Reputation of Brazil's politicians takes a knock
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Bongo son set for Gabon candidacy

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 15:10
related countries: Gabon Gabon

The son of Gabon's late leader, Omar Bongo, is chosen to stand as presidential candidate by the ruling party.
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Message to Iran

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 15:30
related countries: Israel Israel, Iran Iran

The reasons behind Israel's latest naval manoeuvres
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Iranian nuclear chief steps down

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 15:49
related countries: Iran Iran

The head of Iran's nuclear organisation, Gholam Reza Aghazadeh, has resigned, Iranian media and officials say.
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Iceland moves towards joining EU

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 16:00
related countries: Iceland Iceland

Parliament in Iceland votes by a narrow majority to set in motion a bid to join the EU after five days of gruelling debate.
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Live - The Open

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 16:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Turnberry

Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez grabs the clubhouse lead at the 138th Open Championship at Turnberry with a 64, one ahead of five-time winner Tom Watson and 2003 champion Ben Curtis.
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Islamists 'share French hostages'

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 16:18
related countries: Somalia Somalia, France France

Two French security advisers snatched in Somalia are now being held by two different Islamist groups, officials say.
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Plane fault 'caused Iran crash'

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 17:26
related countries: Iran Iran

The crash of an Iranian plane that killed 168 was probably caused by technical problems, an official says.
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Strauss century defies Australia

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 17:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England captain Andrew Strauss hits an unbeaten 161 but Australia hit back on day one of the second Test at Lord's.
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Wanted Bashir 'drops Uganda trip'

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 17:30
related countries: Uganda Uganda, Sudan Sudan
related places: Bashir

Sudan leader Omar al-Bashir reportedly cancels a trip to Uganda, after claims he may be arrested under an ICC warrant.
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UN sets new North Korea sanctions

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 18:30
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A UN Security Council committee adds a number of North Korean individuals and firms to a sanctions blacklist.
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Strauss defends England batsmen

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 19:16
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Andrew Strauss defends England's batsmen after the hosts lost four wickets in the final session on day one of the second Test against Australia.
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Turkmenistan to create desert sea

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 19:27
related countries: Turkmenistan Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan starts work on the latest phase of its massive project to create a vast artificial sea in the desert.
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Chaos besets 9/11 court hearing

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 20:03
related countries: United States United States

Chaos reigns at a US military court in Guantanamo Bay where five alleged 9/11 plotters were due to appear.
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Spy gave shuttle secrets to China

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 20:53
related countries: United States United States, China China

A Chinese-born engineer is found guilty of passing secret information about the US space shuttle programme to China.
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India puts Pakistan talks on hold

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 21:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India
related places: Mumbai

India will not start peace talks with Pakistan until the Mumbai suspects are brought to justice, PM Manmohan Singh says.
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Senate ends judge's questioning

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 21:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Senate

US Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor completes the last session of questioning at her Senate confirmation hearing.
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Solo sailing record for US teen

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 21:29
related countries: United States United States

An American teenager becomes the youngest person to sail around the world alone, after a 13-month voyage.
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Colombia extradites Farc captor

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 21:32
related countries: Colombia Colombia, United States United States

Colombia extradites to the US a rebel leader who held political hostages including politician Ingrid Betancourt.
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Kremlin tribute to dead activist

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 21:35
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev pays tribute to a human rights activist abducted in Chechnya and shot dead.
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Orthodox strife grips Jerusalem

Thursday 16th of July 2009, 22:51
related countries: Israel Israel

Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem clash with police in protest at what they see as interference by the authorities.
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