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What happend on June 23rd 2009

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Russian safari

Tuesday 23rd of June 2009, 2:27
related countries: Russia Russia

What Medvedev hopes to gain in Africa
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End Iran violence, UN chief urges

Tuesday 23rd of June 2009, 6:09
related countries: Iran Iran

United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon expresses his "dismay" at the use of force against civilians in the wake of Iran's disputed election.
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Colombia police killed in ambush

Tuesday 23rd of June 2009, 6:13
related countries: Colombia Colombia

An ambush by left-wing Farc rebels in south-western Colombia left seven police officers dead, officials say.
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Armageddon hour

Tuesday 23rd of June 2009, 6:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

How UK prepared for world's end
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Live - Wimbledon

Tuesday 23rd of June 2009, 7:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Wimbledon

Andy Roddick, Dinara Safina and Alex Bogdanovic are in action on day two at Wimbledon, after wins for Venus Williams and Jelena Jankovic, with Andy Murray in action later.
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China and US hold military talks

Tuesday 23rd of June 2009, 7:45
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Beijing

Defence officials from the United States and China are meeting in Beijing for two days of high-level talks.
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Asian markets continue big falls

Tuesday 23rd of June 2009, 8:56
related countries: United States United States

Asian shares fall in Tuesday trading, echoing declines seen in both the US and Europe on Monday.
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Liverpool close to bank debt deal

Tuesday 23rd of June 2009, 9:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Liverpool Football Club is close to renegotiating its debt with the Royal Bank of Scotland, the BBC learns.
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Airbus makes first plane in China

Tuesday 23rd of June 2009, 9:49
related countries: China China

Airbus delivers its first Chinese-made plane, as it aims to meet China's fast-growing demand for commercial aircraft.
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Pakistan cricketers return home

Tuesday 23rd of June 2009, 10:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The Pakistani cricket team who won the Twenty20 cricket final return home amid tight security, disappointing waiting fans.
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France sets up burka commission

Tuesday 23rd of June 2009, 10:48
related countries: France France

France is to set up a commission to study the extent of burka-wearing in the country after President Nicolas Sarkozy said the veils reduced dignity.
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Tribal leader killed in Pakistan

Tuesday 23rd of June 2009, 11:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Dera Ismail Khan, Taliban

A tribal leader opposing the head of the Taliban in Pakistan is shot dead in the country's north west, police say.
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UK forces in major Afghan assault

Tuesday 23rd of June 2009, 11:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British soldiers are taking part in a major airborne assault on a Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan.
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Romanians leave NI after attacks

Tuesday 23rd of June 2009, 12:09
related countries: Romania Romania

One hundred Romanians who fled their Belfast homes after a spate of recent attacks are leaving Northern Ireland.
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Venus sizzles in Wimbledon opener

Tuesday 23rd of June 2009, 13:27
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Defending champion Venus Williams sweeps past Switzerland's Stefanie Voegele on a sun-drenched Centre Court in the first round of Wimbledon.
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Live - Chardy v Roddick

Tuesday 23rd of June 2009, 13:37
related countries: France France

Sixth seed Andy Roddick takes on France's Jeremy Chardy in the second match on Centre Court.
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Iran election annulment ruled out

Tuesday 23rd of June 2009, 13:44
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's legislative body, the Guardian Council, says there were no major polling irregularities in the election and rejects calls for an annulment.
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Kenyan veterans in UK court bid

Tuesday 23rd of June 2009, 13:47
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A compensation claim against the UK government by veterans of Kenya's independence struggle is lodged in London.
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American TV star Ed McMahon dies

Tuesday 23rd of June 2009, 14:00
related countries: United States United States

Ed McMahon, famed as Johnny Carson's sidekick for 30 years on The Tonight Show, dies at the age of 86.
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US train crash deaths confirmed

Tuesday 23rd of June 2009, 14:47
related countries: United States United States

Seven people are confirmed killed and more than 70 injured as two rush-hour subway trains collide in Washington DC.
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German troops die in Afghanistan

Tuesday 23rd of June 2009, 14:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Three German soldiers are killed in Afghanistan when their patrol came under fire, the defence ministry in Berlin says.
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In pictures

Tuesday 23rd of June 2009, 15:19
related countries: United States United States

US star Ed McMahon's 30 years on television
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Medvedev in Egypt for Africa trip

Tuesday 23rd of June 2009, 15:38
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Russia Russia

Russia's President Dimitry Medvedev arrives in Egypt at the start of a four-day trip to Africa in a bid to promote business interests.
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Live - Murray v Kendrick

Tuesday 23rd of June 2009, 15:57
related countries: United States United States

Andy Murray goes two sets up as he begins his Wimbledon challenge against unseeded American Robert Kendrick on Centre Court
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Hamas parliament Speaker released

Tuesday 23rd of June 2009, 16:17
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel releases Hamas parliamentary Speaker Aziz Dweik at the end of a three-year prison sentence.
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Live text - Emerging Springboks v Lions

Tuesday 23rd of June 2009, 16:23
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

With Test spots still up for grabs, the British and Irish Lions face Emerging Springboks in Cape Town.
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Date set for Ukrainian election

Tuesday 23rd of June 2009, 16:54
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's parliament has set a date for the country's presidential election, ending a dispute over its timing.
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Fight fire with fire

Tuesday 23rd of June 2009, 18:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former UK Islamist takes on Pakistan extremists
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Murray stays cool to win opener

Tuesday 23rd of June 2009, 18:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Wimbledon

British number one Andy Murray begins his Wimbledon campaign with a four-set win over American Robby Kendrick on Centre Court.
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'No extradition' for kidnap woman

Tuesday 23rd of June 2009, 19:40
related countries: France France, Mexico Mexico

The Mexican President, Felipe Calderon says a French woman convicted of kidnapping will serve her 60-year sentence in Mexico.
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Chechens 'to fight Ingush rebels'

Tuesday 23rd of June 2009, 20:35
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

The president of the Russian republic of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, says he has been ordered by Moscow to help fight insurgents in the neighbouring republic of Ingushetia.
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Obama condemns 'unjust' violence

Tuesday 23rd of June 2009, 21:40
related countries: Iran Iran

US President Barack Obama has strongly condemned the "unjust actions" of Iran in clamping down on election protests.
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UK expels two Iranian diplomats

Tuesday 23rd of June 2009, 21:57
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tehran

The UK is to expel two Iranian diplomats, following the expulsion of two British envoys from Tehran, Gordon Brown says.
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Irish broadcaster into administration

Tuesday 23rd of June 2009, 22:18
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Irish pay-TV broadcaster Setanta Sports goes into administration in Britain with the loss of 200 jobs.
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Mumbai warrants seek 22 suspects

Tuesday 23rd of June 2009, 22:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India
related places: Mumbai

An Indian court issues arrest warrants for 22 Pakistani citizens suspected of organising last year's Mumbai attacks.
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