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What happend on October 7th 2009

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Accused Brazil TV host 'missing'

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 4:08
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Police in Brazil say a TV crime show host accused of ordering killings to boost ratings has gone missing.
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Without trace

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 4:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Where are the thousands missing in Pakistan?
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Prevailing joy?

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 4:19
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The reality of North Korea restrictive rule
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Afghan bride wins 'maintenance'

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 5:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, India India
related places: Delhi

An Indian army doctor is ordered by a Delhi court to pay monthly maintenance to an Afghan woman who has accused him of bigamy.
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Somalia minister held in Uganda

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 6:41
related countries: Somalia Somalia, Uganda Uganda
related places: Kampala

Somalia's junior minister for defence has been detained during a visit to the Ugandan capital, Kampala, the Ugandan army says.
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Obama 'rules out' Afghan cutbacks

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 6:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US president tells senior politicians that his Afghanistan strategy review will not look at reducing troop numbers.
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UN appeal over Philippine floods

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 7:06
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The UN appeals for aid to the typhoon-hit Philippines, while Manila plans to import rice to make up for shortages.
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Five's company?

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 7:26
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African man took four wives 'to save money'
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Senior Israeli Muslim leader held

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 7:28
related countries: Israel Israel

A leader of Israel's Islamic Movement, Raed Salah, is briefly arrested for incitement amid rising tension in Jerusalem.
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Aer Lingus to cut almost 800 jobs

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 7:36
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Irish airline Aer Lingus says it will cut almost 800 jobs as part of a 97m-euro ($143m; £90m) cost-cutting plan.
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Davydenko sweeps through in China

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 7:45
related countries: Germany Germany, China China

Fourth seed Nikolay Davydenko races into the quarter-finals of the China Open with a crushing 6-1 6-0 victory over Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber.
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Scores killed in Nepal landslides

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 7:57
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains kill at least 34 people, including many children, in western Nepal, officials say.
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Santander raises $8bn in Brazil

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 9:20
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Botswana Botswana

The Brazilian unit of banking giant Santander raises 14.1bn reais ($8.1bn) in the world's biggest share offering since March 2008.
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India pregnancy deaths 'needless'

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 9:25
related countries: India India

Tens of thousands of women die in India during pregnancy or childbirth or soon after giving birth, a new report says.
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US to reform immigrant detention

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 9:42
related countries: United States United States

Converted hotels are among proposed to hold nonviolent immigrants under plans to reform the US system of detention.
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Has the Afghan war made a difference?

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 9:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

President Barack Obama will not pull out or cut troop levels in Afghanistan. Should troops be increased?
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Cuba 'to end' free-lunch scheme

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 9:56
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba plans to abolish its free-lunch scheme for state workers in a bid to balance the budget, the BBC's Michael Voss says.
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Kenyans 'rearming for 2012 poll'

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 11:05
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Rival Kenyan ethnic groups, who fought after a 2007 election, are rearming for the next vote due in 2012, a BBC investigation finds.
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US deplores 'vile' Guinea abuses

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 11:13
related countries: United States United States, Guinea Guinea

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton labels Guinea's crackdown on protesters as a "vile violation" of the people's rights.
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Mardell's America

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 11:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Obama narrows options in Afghanistan
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Giant dinosaur footprints found in France

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 11:33
related countries: France France

Fossil hunters discover huge dinosaur footprints, said to be among the biggest in the world, in eastern France.
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Taiwan rejects 'looted' China art

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 11:34
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, China China
related places: Taipei

Taipei's main museum refuses to exhibit two controversial Chinese sculptures, as a new joint Taiwan-China exhibition opens.
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India floods trigger food fears

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 11:41
related countries: India India

Major crop damage after heavy floods in southern India could lead to severe food shortages, aid agencies say.
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Uganda releases Somali minister

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 11:49
related countries: Uganda Uganda, Somalia Somalia

Somalia's defence minister has been released hours after being detained in Uganda, an army spokesman says.
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Pakistan 'Taliban bodies' found

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 12:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kurram, Taliban

Officials find bodies of six suspected Taliban militants in Pakistan's north-western Kurram tribal region.
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Louvre seeks to defuse Egypt row

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 13:13
related countries: Egypt Egypt, France France

France's Louvre Museum says it is open to the idea of returning ancient fresco fragments which sparked a row with Egypt.
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Jail terms for faith healing pair

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 13:16
related countries: United States United States

A US couple who prayed rather than seeking medical attention for their dying daughter are sentenced to six months in jail.
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Vietnam democracy activist jailed

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 13:40
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

A court in Vietnam has sentenced a man to three years in prison for hanging a banner calling for multi-party democracy.
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Iraq releases Iranian dissidents

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 14:38
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Iran Iran

Iranian opposition members, from the People's Mujahideen of Iran, are freed after three months in custody in Iraq.
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Afghan police freed after US raid

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 15:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Thirteen Afghan policemen captured during one of the deadliest attacks on US forces are freed, Afghan officials say.
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Czechs 'to back treaty this year'

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 15:32
related countries: Portugal Portugal, Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Lisbon

The Czech PM, Jan Fischer, tells EU leaders he fully expects his country to ratify the Lisbon Treaty by the end of this year.
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France 'suspects Guinea leader'

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 17:11
related countries: France France, Guinea Guinea

The French foreign minister accuses Guinea's military leader of possibly ordering the shooting of protesters last week.
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Nigeria weapons shipment seized

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 17:16
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigerian officials seize a container full of arms, raising fears about the proliferation of weapons ahead of elections.
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EU green light for Scots Gaelic

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 17:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A new deal means Gaelic can now be officially used in meetings between Scottish ministers and European Union representatives.
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Italy acquits migrant rescue crew

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 18:00
related countries: Italy Italy, Germany Germany

An Italian court acquits three German aid workers of aiding illegal migration after they rescued a boatload of stranded African migrants.
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Pirates hit French navy 'in error'

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 18:26
related countries: Somalia Somalia, France France

Somali pirates attack a French navy ship by mistake, believing it to be a harmless cargo vessel, France's military says.
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Nigeria to spend oil cash reserve

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 19:50
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's top economic body approves a government decision to spend $2bn (£1.25bn) from its oil windfall fund.
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Egypt joins US in 'phishing' raids

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 20:18
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States

Police in the US and in Egypt arrest dozens of people accused of links to an alleged identity theft ring targeting US banks.
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Annan backs Kenya riot tribunals

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 21:06
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan says the leaders of Kenya's post-election violence in 2008 should face trial.
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Alcoa announces surprise profit

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 21:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: Alcoa

The US aluminium-maker Alcoa announces a surprise profit after three consecutive quarterly losses.
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Ashes dates for 2010-11 announced

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 22:00
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The schedule for England's defence of the Ashes is revealed, with the New Year Test in Sydney delayed by a day.
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Man Utd in clear over Pogba deal

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 22:48
related countries: France France
related places: Le Havre

Manchester United are cleared by Fifa to sign 16-year-old French star Paul Pogba from Le Havre.
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American photographer Penn dies

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 23:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Penn

American photographer Irving Penn, who gained fame for his images of fashion, and celebrities, but also ordinary people and still life, dies.
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UN defends Afghan election role

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 23:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The UN is again forced to defend its role in the Afghan elections after a US newspaper publishes voter turnout data.
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Europe strong in university table

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 23:32
related countries: United States United States

An annual table of 100 leading universities shows European and Asian universities are catching up with American institutions.
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Art 'reunion'

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 23:37
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Taipei

Historic China-Taiwan exhibition opens in Taipei
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Magic pens and chef robots among UK children's 2020 visions

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 23:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Labour-saving devices, magic pens and chef robots are among designs for a project asking children to predict future
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Moon handover

Wednesday 7th of October 2009, 23:47
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea church founder passes the reins to son
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