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What happend on October 23rd 2009

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Famine's legacy

Friday 23rd of October 2009, 0:10
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopia's farmers learn harsh lessons 25 years on
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Afghan dreaming?

Friday 23rd of October 2009, 0:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: California

US marines in California train for action abroad
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Officials seize cocaine submarine

Friday 23rd of October 2009, 1:31
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala, Colombia Colombia, United States United States

Guatemalan and US authorities seize a makeshift submarine loaded with Colombian cocaine with a US street value of $200m.
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Pakistan suicide bomber kills six

Friday 23rd of October 2009, 4:10
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A suspected suicide bomber kills six people outside Pakistan's main air force maintenance facility, police say.
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'Huge damage' in Australia spill

Friday 23rd of October 2009, 4:26
related countries: Australia Australia

The WWF says an oil spill off north-west Australia is causing massive, widespread damage to marine life.
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Koreas silent on reported meeting

Friday 23rd of October 2009, 4:54
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Officials refuse to comment publicly on a reported secret meeting between North and South Korea last week.
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Bangladesh Islamist group banned

Friday 23rd of October 2009, 6:06
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

The Islamist organisation, Hizb-ut Tahrir is banned in Bangladesh, the home ministry announces.
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US passes giant Pakistan aid bill

Friday 23rd of October 2009, 6:28
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: America

US Senate passes a bill to ensure military aid to Pakistan is only used to fight the "war on terror".
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Calabash chic

Friday 23rd of October 2009, 6:51
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

Pictures of Cameroon's new fashion wave
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Thai king makes public appearance

Friday 23rd of October 2009, 7:00
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand's King Bhumibol makes his first public appearance since being admitted to hospital more than a month ago.
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Argentina launches new debt deal

Friday 23rd of October 2009, 8:44
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina plans a new debt swap, hoping to end a saga that started when it defaulted on its debt eight years ago.
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US asks for Polanski extradition

Friday 23rd of October 2009, 8:44
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, United States United States

The US formally asks Switzerland to extradite film director Roman Polanski on sex charges, Swiss officials say.
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Mardell's America

Friday 23rd of October 2009, 8:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US plays its Afghanistan cards close to its chest
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Asian leaders launch rights group

Friday 23rd of October 2009, 9:21
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Cha-am

Asian leaders at a regional summit in Thailand officially launch a new human rights watchdog that critics say is toothless.
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N Korea human rights 'abysmal'

Friday 23rd of October 2009, 9:24
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A UN envoy criticises the rights situation in North Korea as "abysmal", saying a third of the population was going hungry.
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Wreck of WWI submarine turns up after 90 years

Friday 23rd of October 2009, 9:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Estonia Estonia

The wreck of a British naval submarine lost for more than 90 years is found in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Estonia.
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UK MEP criticises Islam on show

Friday 23rd of October 2009, 10:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

BNP leader Nick Griffin uses appearance on BBC politics programme to criticise Islam and defend the Ku Klux Klan.
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Czech leader positive on Lisbon

Friday 23rd of October 2009, 10:22
related countries: Portugal Portugal, Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Lisbon

President Vaclav Klaus is satisfied an EU proposal meets demands he made for an opt-out on the bloc's Lisbon Treaty, officials say.
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Honduras discussions 'break down'

Friday 23rd of October 2009, 10:37
related countries: Honduras Honduras

Envoys for Honduras' ousted president say crisis talks have broken down, but the interim government disputes this.
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Convicted Kenya aristocrat freed

Friday 23rd of October 2009, 11:16
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A white Kenyan aristocrat convicted of manslaughter is freed from jail five months into an eight-month sentence.
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Nigeria in big scamster crackdown

Friday 23rd of October 2009, 11:28
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria says it has shut down 800 fraudster e-mailers and arrested those behind 18 high-profile "cyber crime syndicates".
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Fresh attacks rock north Pakistan

Friday 23rd of October 2009, 11:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar

At least 22 people die in fresh violence in northern Pakistan, as the army continues to battle militants near the Afghan border.
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Pirate Bay back in the courtroom

Friday 23rd of October 2009, 12:04
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Filesharing website The Pirate Bay is ordered to remove all links to the copyright material of a Netherlands-based group.
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Button in frame for McLaren drive

Friday 23rd of October 2009, 12:34
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

New world champion Jenson Button emerges as a potential team-mate for his predecessor Lewis Hamilton at McLaren next year.
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World awaits Iran nuclear answer

Friday 23rd of October 2009, 12:59
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran is due to give its response to a UN agency draft deal aimed at easing global concerns over its nuclear plans.
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'Distracted' pilots fail to land

Friday 23rd of October 2009, 13:11
related countries: United States United States

US pilots blame a "heated discussion" after they flew 150 miles (240km) beyond their destination, sparking hijack fears.
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Aid agency seeks Pakistan access

Friday 23rd of October 2009, 14:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The Red Cross says aid workers are being kept out of South Waziristan amid evidence of growing civilian casualties.
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Nato 'backs new Afghan strategy'

Friday 23rd of October 2009, 15:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Nato's says defence chiefs support the Afghan strategy outlined by their commander.
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Mungiki sect head freed in Kenya

Friday 23rd of October 2009, 16:24
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Crowds welcome the release from prison of a notorious gang leader in Kenya after murder charges against him are dropped.
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Australia v N Zealand live score

Friday 23rd of October 2009, 16:41
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Australia Australia

Australia take on world champions New Zealand in the Four Nations tournament at Twickenham Stoop.
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South Africa reappoint Parreira

Friday 23rd of October 2009, 17:20
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Botswana Botswana

Brazilian Carlos Alberto Parreira is to return to his previous job as coach of South Africa.
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Europe criticised on Iraqi asylum

Friday 23rd of October 2009, 17:34
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees criticises European countries for sending asylum seekers back to central Iraq.
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Tests to catch football age cheats

Friday 23rd of October 2009, 17:50
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Fifa to use wrist scans to determine the age of players at this year's Under-17 World Cup in Nigeria.
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Uganda rebukes Somali Islamists

Friday 23rd of October 2009, 18:36
related countries: Uganda Uganda, Somalia Somalia
related places: Kampala

Uganda's president says Somali Islamists will "pay" if they carry out a threat to attack the Ugandan capital, Kampala.
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Iran delays reply on nuclear plan

Friday 23rd of October 2009, 19:23
related countries: France France, Iran Iran

Iran says it will respond to a proposed deal on its controversial nuclear programme next week, missing a UN deadline.
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New world Monopoly champ sweeps to victory in 45 minutes

Friday 23rd of October 2009, 19:35
related countries: Norway Norway

A 19-year-old Norwegian man scoops $20,580 - in real money - by winning the World Monopoly Championships in Las Vegas.
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US envoy sees fairer Afghan poll

Friday 23rd of October 2009, 21:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US special envoy to Afghanistan says it is reasonable to hope for fewer irregularities in the presidential run-off poll.
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Five killed in Brazil jail fire

Friday 23rd of October 2009, 21:54
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Botswana Botswana

At least five inmates are killed and dozens injured in a fire that broke out at a Brazilian jail, reportedly after a riot there.
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Major French smear trial closes

Friday 23rd of October 2009, 22:24
related countries: France France

The trial of ex-French PM Dominique de Villepin, accused of conspiring to damage Nicolas Sarkozy's presidential bid, ends.
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