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What happend on July 23rd 2009

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Voice technology firm under fire

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 2:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Spinvox, a UK firm that turns mobile messages into text, faces questions over its privacy standards.
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Jakarta mastermind's 'wife' held

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 3:02
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesian police arrest the woman believed to be the wife of suspected bombing mastermind Noordin Top.
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Landslides hit Japanese care home

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 3:59
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese rescuers are searching for nine people missing in landslides which have already killed eight people.
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Japan's export slide slows down

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 5:09
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's export slide slowed in June, in a sign government stimulus spending may be propping up demand.
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US piles pressure on Burma regime

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 5:57
related countries: Burma Burma, United States United States

US officials meet with Burma regime representatives, telling them Burma could gain much by freeing Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Obama defends healthcare reforms

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 6:03
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama defends his plans for health reform in a news conference broadcast live in the US.
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Honduras leader 'should return'

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 7:02
related countries: Honduras Honduras

Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya should return home on Friday, mediators in the crisis say.
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Porsche boss exits with 50m euros

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 8:59
related countries: Germany Germany

The chief executive of German luxury car maker Porsche resigns, paving the way for a potential takeover by rival Volkswagen.
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Afghan war is 'worth the effort'

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 9:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The war against the Afghan Taliban is in the national interest of the US and Europe, US Vice-President Joe Biden tells the BBC.
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No stone left unturned in hunt for Australia's stolen curling rocks

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 9:24
related countries: Australia Australia

Thieves in Australia are believed to have made off with a valuable supply of rocks for the sport of curling thinking it was alcohol.
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Iceland submits EU membership bid

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 9:31
related countries: Iceland Iceland, Sweden Sweden

Iceland formally applies to join the EU, a week after its parliament voted in favour of accession to the 27-nation bloc.
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Niger leader defiant on vote plan

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 9:39
related countries: Niger Niger

Niger's president says he will press on with plans to extend his stay in power, despite criticism from the international community.
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North Korea 'has no friends left'

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 9:45
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

North Korea has no friends to protect it from efforts to end its nuclear programme, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says.
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Nepal to save royal massacre home

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 10:02
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The Nepalese government will restore the house in which King Birendra and his family were gunned down eight years ago, PM Madhav Kumar Nepal says.
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Dozens missing in China landslide

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 10:29
related countries: China China

At least 53 people are missing after a landslide strikes a road-building crew in south-west China's Sichuan province.
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Israel sees Brazil help with Iran

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 10:32
related countries: Israel Israel, Iran Iran, Brazil Brazil

Visiting Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman says Brazil can play a key role in talks on Iran's nuclear programme.
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Black scholar arrest angers Obama

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 10:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Harvard

US President Barack Obama says police acted "stupidly" when arresting a black Harvard scholar outside his own home.
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Taliban say Swat leader 'alive'

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 10:54
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban, Swat

The Taliban deny reports that their leader in Pakistan's Swat valley, Maulana Fazlullah, is close to death.
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Live text - Tour de France

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 11:06
related countries: France France

Alberto Contador cements his overall lead by winning stage 18, a 40.5km time trial around Lake Annecy, while Britain's Bradley Wiggins moves up to fourth.
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Call to speed up Karadzic trial

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 11:47
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Judges ask prosecutors at The Hague to find ways to speed up the genocide trial of ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic.
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Kyrgyz candidate in poll pullout

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 12:35
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan

The main opposition candidate in Kyrgyzstan's presidential election pulls out on polling day, claiming widespread vote fraud.
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Malik ton puts Pakistan in charge

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 12:38
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

A brilliant century from Shoaib Malik puts Pakistan firmly on course for a morale-boosting victory in the third Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo.
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Viewpoints

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 13:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Voters' hopes for the Iraqi Kurdistan elections
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Stray snake halts proceedings at Indian assembly

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 14:30
related countries: India India

A snake on the loose brings panic and halts proceedings in the legislative assembly of the Indian state of Orissa.
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Iran opposition unveils new group

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 15:03
related countries: Iran Iran

The main Iranian opposition leader, Mir Hossein Mousavi, confirms plans to form a new broad-based political front.
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EU proposes Italy earthquake aid

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 15:06
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: L'Aquila

The European Commission proposes giving more than 494m euros (£425m; $703m) in aid to Italy to help with the aftermath of the L'Aquila earthquake.
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Mumbai suspect trial to proceed

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 15:09
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

An Indian court rules that the trial of the main suspect in the Mumbai attacks will continue despite his guilty plea.
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US backs Georgia's Nato ambitions

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 15:13
related countries: Georgia Georgia, United States United States

The US "fully" backs Georgia's hopes of joining Nato, US Vice-President Joe Biden has told the country during a visit.
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New piano music penned by Mozart is discovered

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 15:33
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Salzburg

Two piano pieces are identified as the work of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, experts in the Austrian city of Salzburg say.
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UK arrests in Brazil toxic waste scandal

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 15:37
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Environment Agency officials investigating an illegal shipment of 1,400 tonnes of toxic waste to Brazil make three arrests in UK.
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US pessimistic on Iran overtures

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 15:42
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US secretary of state tells the BBC Washington still wants to engage with Iran but political turmoil makes a response unlikely.
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South Africa vows to stop riots

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 15:44
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The government vows to crack down on township riots in South Africa, as protesters say they will continue.
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Wiggins boosts Tour podium hopes

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 15:51
related countries: France France

Britain's Bradley Wiggins increases his chances of a podium finish at the Tour de France after making ground on his rivals in Thursday's time trial.
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VW prepares to take over Porsche

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 16:29
related countries: Germany Germany

Europe's largest carmaker, Volkswagen, says it plans a gradual takeover of German sports car maker Porsche.
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Armstrong to launch new US team

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 16:36
related countries: United States United States

Lance Armstrong says he will quit the Astana team and race for a new US-based team in 2010.
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Dutch return head of Ghana king

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 16:44
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Ghana Ghana

The Netherlands hands back the head of a 19th Century Ghanaian king, executed by colonialists, to its home country for burial.
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Forced apart

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 17:55
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian woman faces deportation over marriage row
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Fury at French army over wildfire

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 18:47
related countries: France France
related places: Marseille

The French army comes under stinging criticism after a military exercise causes a forest fire that reaches Marseille.
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TV debate for Afghan contenders

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 19:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A TV debate between Afghan presidential candidates goes ahead, despite incumbent Hamid Karzai's withdrawal.
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Jail over Burundi albino murders

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 20:06
related countries: Burundi Burundi

Nine people are jailed in Burundi over the murder of at least 12 albinos whose body parts were sold for witchcraft.
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'On hold'

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 21:07
related countries: Iran Iran

Clinton says Iran's turmoil has stymied diplomacy
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Yemenia crash survivor goes home

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 21:53
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The only survivor of the Yemenia plane crash last month, a young girl, leaves hospital after treatment in Paris.
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Mauritania election chief quits

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 22:09
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

The head of Mauritania's electoral commission resigns after revealing he has doubts about last week's presidential poll.
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Senate setback for health reform

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 22:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: August

The US Senate says it will not be able to vote on healthcare reform by August, in a setback to President Obama's timetable.
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'Record rise' in UK anti-Semitism

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 23:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Anti-Semitic attacks in the UK doubled in the first half of this year compared with the same period in 2008, new figures show.
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Preferential policy

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 23:13
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysia questions special treatment for ethnic Malays
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Bin Laden son 'probably killed'

Thursday 23rd of July 2009, 23:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

US defence officials say they are all but certain that Osama bin Laden's son was killed by a US strike in Pakistan this year.
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