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What happend on October 16th 2009

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Far-right Dutch MP heading to UK

Friday 16th of October 2009, 0:01
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Controversial right-wing Dutch MP Geert Wilders is due to arrive in the UK later after overturning a Home Office ban on him.
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Nigeria militants end ceasefire

Friday 16th of October 2009, 0:47
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A hardline faction in Nigeria's main oil militant group ends a three-month ceasefire and says it will resume attacks.
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'Balloon boy' found safe at home

Friday 16th of October 2009, 0:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Colorado

A six-year-old US boy thought to have been carried away by a helium balloon is found alive at his home in Colorado.
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Australia PM unmoved by refugees

Friday 16th of October 2009, 3:31
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, Australia Australia

Australia's PM says the emotional pleas and hunger strike by Sri Lankan asylum seekers will not sway decisions on their fate.
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US criticises 'inflexible yuan'

Friday 16th of October 2009, 4:37
related countries: United States United States, China China

The US Treasury criticises China for what it describes as the lack of flexibility of the Chinese currency, the yuan.
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Pakistan on alert after attacks

Friday 16th of October 2009, 6:43
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Lahore

Security is tightened in Pakistan after a series of attacks in Lahore and the north-west of the country killed 40 people.
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UN warning on Bhutan refugee aid

Friday 16th of October 2009, 7:03
related countries: Bhutan Bhutan, Nepal Nepal

The UN says it has been forced to cut food aid to Bhutanese refugees living in camps in Nepal because of a funding shortage.
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Sydney terror suspects convicted

Friday 16th of October 2009, 7:14
related countries: Australia Australia

A jury in Australia finds five men guilty of conspiring to commit terrorist attacks, after one of the country's longest trials.
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Power struggle

Friday 16th of October 2009, 7:23
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Hamas-Fatah feud played out in West Bank town
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Laptop for every pupil in Uruguay

Friday 16th of October 2009, 8:25
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay

Uruguay has given 362,000 primary children laptops which run on a Linux desktop.
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French told to quit unsafe Guinea

Friday 16th of October 2009, 10:05
related countries: France France, Guinea Guinea

France urges its nationals to leave Guinea, amid growing criticism of the military junta's opposition crackdown.
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Tense relations

Friday 16th of October 2009, 10:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Pakistan army and politicians falling out over US aid
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Congo troops 'massacred refugees'

Friday 16th of October 2009, 10:18
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The DR Congo army shot and beat to death about 50 Rwandans in April and burnt their refugee camp, a UN investigator says.
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What now for Pakistan?

Friday 16th of October 2009, 10:20
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar

The Pakistan army has started moving troops towards a Taliban stronghold. Is this the right approach?
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UN body to vote on Gaza report

Friday 16th of October 2009, 10:22
related countries: Israel Israel

The UN Human Rights Council is to vote on whether to endorse a report critical of Israel's conduct in Gaza.
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India criticised on World Food Day

Friday 16th of October 2009, 10:30
related countries: India India, Brazil Brazil, China China

Brazil and China are praised, and India criticised, in a new report on efforts to tackle hunger, published on UN World Food Day.
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Button eyes safety-first approach

Friday 16th of October 2009, 11:15
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Jenson Button says he will not take any unnecessary risks at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday, with the world title within his grasp.
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Quake shakes Indonesian capital

Friday 16th of October 2009, 12:08
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Jakarta

A powerful earthquake strikes the Indonesia island of Sumatra, shaking buildings in the capital, Jakarta, officials say.
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Live - Brazilian GP practice

Friday 16th of October 2009, 12:31
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Title rivals Jenson Button, Rubens Barrichello and Sebastian Vettel continue their preparations in second practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix.
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Dutch MP hails UK visit 'victory'

Friday 16th of October 2009, 13:09
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Controversial Dutch politician Geert Wilders hails his arrival in the UK as a "victory for freedom of speech".
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Botswana votes in diamond crunch

Friday 16th of October 2009, 13:13
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Voters in Botswana are going to the polls amid a deep recession in the world's largest diamond producer.
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Terms for Sudan referendum agreed

Friday 16th of October 2009, 13:35
related countries: Sudan Sudan

South Sudan says it has achieved a breakthrough in talks with the north over terms for a referendum on independence.
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US justice under fire for refusing to marry mixed-race couples

Friday 16th of October 2009, 13:37
related countries: United States United States

A white US justice of the peace is criticised for refusing to issue marriage licences to mixed-race couples.
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Deadly bomb shakes Pakistani city

Friday 16th of October 2009, 13:52
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar

At least 12 people have died in an explosion in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, police say, a day after a string of attacks.
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Iraq sends back UK asylum flight

Friday 16th of October 2009, 13:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi asylum seekers returned to Baghdad by the UK are refused re-entry to their homeland, and flown back to Britain.
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Court claim over camel 'beauty'

Friday 16th of October 2009, 14:54
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A Saudi camel owner sues oil giant Saudi Aramco for $250,000 after a prized beast falls into a hole in the desert.
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Saudi man sues over death of 'beautiful camel'

Friday 16th of October 2009, 14:54
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A Saudi camel owner sues oil giant Saudi Aramco for $250,000 after a prized beast falls into a hole in the desert.
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Top Indian Maoist couple arrested

Friday 16th of October 2009, 15:06
related countries: India India

Police in the Indian state of Jharkhand arrest a scientist and his wife who are believed to be senior Maoist leaders.
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US troops killed in Afghan blast

Friday 16th of October 2009, 15:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Four US soldiers have been killed in a roadside blast in southern Afghanistan, Nato-led forces say.
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Bongo calls for 'elite renewal'

Friday 16th of October 2009, 15:31
related countries: Gabon Gabon

New President Ali Ben Bongo, son of long-time leader Omar Bongo, says Gabon's elites should be renewed.
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Russia seizes Stalin-era research

Friday 16th of October 2009, 15:43
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian professor researching the fate of ethnic Germans during World War II has all his work seized by security services.
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Where to now?

Friday 16th of October 2009, 15:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Four scenarios as Afghanistan waits for election results
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India state changes madrasa rules

Friday 16th of October 2009, 16:00
related countries: India India

Madrasas or traditional Islamic religious schools in the Indian state of West Bengal are to switch to English as the medium of instruction.
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Democracy 'not needed' in Russia

Friday 16th of October 2009, 16:38
related countries: Russia Russia

A growing number of Russians believe their country does not need democracy, a nationwide opinion poll suggests.
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UN backs Gaza 'war crimes' report

Friday 16th of October 2009, 17:07
related countries: Israel Israel

The UN Human Rights Council backs a report into Israel's Gaza offensive accusing both Israel and Hamas of war crimes.
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Hurricane forms off Mexican coast

Friday 16th of October 2009, 17:16
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Acapulco

A tropical storm off the Pacific coast of Mexico is upgraded to hurricane status, with a severe weather warning issued in Acapulco.
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Suicide bombing hits Iraq mosque

Friday 16th of October 2009, 17:51
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A suicide bomber attacks a Muslim congregation in northern Iraq, killing at least 15 people, Iraqi police say.
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Bosnian Serb jailed for genocide

Friday 16th of October 2009, 18:37
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
related places: Srebrenica

A former Bosnian Serb army officer is jailed for genocide over the massacre of 8,000 Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica in 1995.
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Alonso on top as Brawn show pace

Friday 16th of October 2009, 18:49
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Renault's Fernando Alonso clocks the fastest lap of Friday's second practice session for the Brazilian Grand Prix.
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US balloon boy case 'not a hoax'

Friday 16th of October 2009, 19:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Colorado

Colorado police say there is no indication the family of a boy thought to have been carried away by a balloon was hoaxing.
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Sloan beats Bross to World gold

Friday 16th of October 2009, 19:52
related countries: United States United States

United States star Bridget Sloan wins the all-around title at the World Gymnastics Championships as team-mate Rebecca Bross makes a late error.
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Mexican police find cut up bodies

Friday 16th of October 2009, 20:51
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The dismembered bodies of nine men have been discovered in an abandoned truck in south-west Mexico, police say.
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Button warned about playing safe

Friday 16th of October 2009, 20:55
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Jenson Button's decision to take a cautious approach at Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix could prove costly, McLaren warn.
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Ghana triumphant at U20 World Cup

Friday 16th of October 2009, 21:36
related countries: Ghana Ghana, Brazil Brazil

Ten-man Ghana triumph at the Under-20 World Cup with a dramatic penalty shoot-out victory over Brazil.
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MDC boycotting Zimbabwe cabinet

Friday 16th of October 2009, 21:44
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's PM says his party is suspending its participation in government, as a court orders the release of an MDC official.
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UK ban on Guantanamo documents lifted

Friday 16th of October 2009, 21:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Secret allegations of torture in the case of a former Guantanamo Bay detainee can be released, the UK High Court rules.
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Opel's German aid may break rules

Friday 16th of October 2009, 22:01
related countries: Germany Germany

Brussels warns Germany's planned state aid for Opel may breach competition rules, raising the prospect of its sale being halted.
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A star is born

Friday 16th of October 2009, 23:14
related countries: Malawi Malawi

Rags to riches musician returns to light up Malawi
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