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What happend on June 26th 2009

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Round-the-world solar plane debut

Friday 26th of June 2009, 2:16
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard has unveiled a prototype of the solar-powered plane he hopes to fly around the world.
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Honduran leader defies top court

Friday 26th of June 2009, 3:31
related countries: Honduras Honduras

Tensions rise in Honduras after President Manuel Zelaya ignores a court order to reinstate the sacked army chief.
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New Zealand's slump longest ever

Friday 26th of June 2009, 6:07
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand's economy has shrunk for a fifth quarter, making it officially the longest recession in its history.
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Nigeria offers militants amnesty

Friday 26th of June 2009, 6:50
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Niger Niger

Nigeria's President Umaru Yar'Adua unveils details of a 60-day amnesty for militants in the Niger Delta.
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Brazil's Lula signs Amazon bill

Friday 26th of June 2009, 6:53
related countries: France France, Brazil Brazil

Brazil's president approves a controversial bill allowing Amazon farmers to acquire an area of public land larger than France.
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Wood harvest puts pandas at risk

Friday 26th of June 2009, 8:52
related countries: China China

Chopping down trees for firewood is destroying the pandas' habitat in their largest reserve in China, environmentalists say.
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Concern at secret Thailand trial

Friday 26th of June 2009, 9:12
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Human rights activists condemn Thailand's decision to try in secret a woman charged with insulting the royal family.
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Chinese urge activist's release

Friday 26th of June 2009, 9:22
related countries: China China

Dozens of prominent Chinese academics sign a petition calling for the release of veteran political activist Liu Xiaobo.
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Hamas rejects Israel peace vision

Friday 26th of June 2009, 9:23
related countries: Israel Israel

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal dismisses the terms for a demilitarised Palestinian state laid out by the Israeli PM.
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Screen star Fawcett dies aged 62

Friday 26th of June 2009, 9:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Los Angeles, Fawcett

Actress Farrah Fawcett, who became an icon of 1970s US television, dies of cancer in Los Angeles at the age of 62.
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'Attack' mars Nigeria oil amnesty

Friday 26th of June 2009, 9:41
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Niger Niger

Nigeria's oil militants claim to have carried out a new attack in the Niger Delta, hours after the president's amnesty offer.
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Bulgaria frees former Kosovo PM

Friday 26th of June 2009, 9:51
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

A former Kosovo PM, Agim Ceku, is released in Bulgaria two days after his arrest on a Serbian warrant over alleged war crimes.
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Africa cries for Michael Jackson

Friday 26th of June 2009, 9:52
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

News of pop star Michael Jackson's death shocks Africa, where a Nigerian radio presenter broke down live on air.
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New bomb blast at Baghdad market

Friday 26th of June 2009, 10:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

At least 11 people are killed and more than 40 wounded in a new bomb attack in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
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Pakistan troops killed in Kashmir

Friday 26th of June 2009, 10:52
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

At least two soldiers are killed by a suicide blast in Pakistani-administered Kashmir, the first such bombing in the area.
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China urges US dollar replacement

Friday 26th of June 2009, 11:31
related countries: United States United States, China China

China's central bank repeats its call for a new global reserve currency to replace the US dollar, saying its use concentrates risk.
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Sri Lankan astrologer arrested after predicting president's fall

Friday 26th of June 2009, 11:48
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The authorities in Sri Lanka have arrest a popular astrologer who predicted that the president will be ejected from office, police say.
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US hails Israeli checkpoint steps

Friday 26th of June 2009, 11:52
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank
related places: Bethlehem

The US welcomes Israeli steps to ease movement in the West Bank as Palestinian forces are given greater autonomy.
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US hits back at Ahmadinejad claim

Friday 26th of June 2009, 12:29
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: White House

The White House accuses Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of seeking to blame the US for post-election unrest.
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Zimbabwe army 'runs diamond mine'

Friday 26th of June 2009, 13:06
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Lobby group Human Rights Watch accuses Zimbabwe's army of using forced labour to mine diamonds in the east.
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China 'to block' Hummer takeover

Friday 26th of June 2009, 14:41
related countries: China China

A Chinese firm's bid to buy the Hummer brand will be blocked on environmental grounds, according to state radio.
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Summit addresses Nazi-looted art

Friday 26th of June 2009, 14:45
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Prague

Representatives of 49 countries meet in Prague to discuss returning looted Nazi art to its Jewish owners.
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S Lanka camp young 'malnourished'

Friday 26th of June 2009, 15:11
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The malnutrition reported among children in Sri Lanka's camps for the displaced are a cause for concern, a UN official says.
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Israel urged to halt settlements

Friday 26th of June 2009, 15:38
related countries: Israel Israel

The Quartet of Middle East peace negotiators calls on Israel to halt the building of settlements and open its borders.
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Light goes out on solar mission

Friday 26th of June 2009, 16:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ulysses

The European and US space agencies finally pull the plug on the aging Ulysses spacecraft.
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Nigeria 'to release key militant'

Friday 26th of June 2009, 16:33
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's government is offering clemency to oil rebel leader Henry Okah as part of its amnesty deal for militants.
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G8 'deplores' Iran poll violence

Friday 26th of June 2009, 16:52
related countries: Italy Italy, Iran Iran

Iran's post-election violence is "deplored" by G8 leaders, but they refrain from questioning President Ahmadinejad's victory.
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Turkey to 'never give up' EU bid

Friday 26th of June 2009, 17:15
related countries: Turkey Turkey, France France, Germany Germany
related places: Eu

Turkey urges France and Germany to back its EU membership bid, rejecting their idea of a special partnership.
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Indian forces clash with Maoists

Friday 26th of June 2009, 17:36
related countries: India India

Indian forces launch fresh assaults against Maoist strongholds in the state of West Bengal, officials say.
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Ronaldo agrees six-year Real deal

Friday 26th of June 2009, 19:46
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Real

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to complete his record move from Manchester United to Real Madrid after agreeing a six-year deal.
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US judges delay Stanford release

Friday 26th of June 2009, 19:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Stanford, Texas

Judges in Texas postpone a decision on freeing Sir Allen Stanford on bail while they consider prosecution objections.
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Emergency powers for Niger leader

Friday 26th of June 2009, 21:09
related countries: Niger Niger

The president of Niger says he will assume emergency powers, after a court said he could not extend his rule.
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Obama praise for Iran's Mousavi

Friday 26th of June 2009, 22:53
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Iran's opposition candidate captured the imagination of groups who want to open up to the world, the US president says.
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US appoints envoy to Muslim world

Friday 26th of June 2009, 23:01
related countries: United States United States

The US State Department names Farah Pandith to be its first official with responsibility for liaising with the Muslim world.
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