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What happend on September 24th 2009

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Crew 'welcomed' Russian 'pirates'

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 0:37
related countries: Russia Russia

A lawyer for one of eight alleged Russian hijackers of the Arctic Sea says they were in fact welcomed on board the ship.
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Brazil urges action on Honduras

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 4:03
related countries: Honduras Honduras, Botswana Botswana

The world community demands the reinstatement of ousted Honduran leader Manuel Zelaya, the Brazilian president says.
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India collapse toll revised to 14

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 4:38
related countries: India India

Rescue workers find 14 bodies from the debris of a building which collapsed in the Indian state of Chattisgarh.
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US commander denies Afghan rift

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 5:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: White House

The top US military commander in Afghanistan denies a rift with the White House over sending more troops to Afghanistan.
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HIV/Aids trial offer vaccine hope

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 6:41
related countries: Thailand Thailand

An experimental HIV vaccine has cut the risk of infection by a third in a major trial in Thailand, researchers say.
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Huge clean-up after Sydney storm

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 7:11
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

Australia is clearing up after its worst dust storm in decades, which smothered Sydney and brought transport to a standstill.
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Nepal acts on currency shortage

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 7:18
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Nepal's government says it is taking action to alleviate a severe currency shortage which threatens to disrupt the country's biggest religious festival.
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US to talk to Burmese military

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 7:30
related countries: Burma Burma, United States United States

Hillary Clinton says the US will engage directly with Burma's military rulers in a bid to promote democracy in the hardline state.
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Spacecraft see 'damp' Moon soils

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 7:36
related countries: India India

Data from three spacecraft, including an Indian probe, detect very fine films of water coating dirt particles on the Moon.
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The cheek of it: German nudists have to wait for wilderness walk

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 7:55
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany may be tolerant of nudity but a plan to give naked ramblers their own wilderness path is meeting some opposition.
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Fed up with your Facebook friends? Befriend a gorilla instead

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 7:56
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Hollywood actors are helping to launch a campaign to raise money for gorillas in Uganda via Facebook.
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Russia 'rethinks' Iran sanctions

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 8:12
related countries: Russia Russia, Iran Iran
related places: Moscow

Russia's president signals that Moscow might be ready to soften opposition to sanctions on Iran, as its leader addresses the UN.
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Japan Airlines requests bail-out

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 8:17
related countries: Japan Japan

Loss-making carrier Japan Airlines has asked for a government bail-out to help it survive, the airline's chief says.
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Lada carmaker to cut 27,600 jobs

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 8:46
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's largest carmaker, Avtovaz, says it will cut up to 27,600 jobs as it tries to cope with the global slump in demand.
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Lada carmaker to cut 27,600 jobs

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 9:18
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's largest carmaker, Avtovaz, says it will cut up to 27,600 jobs as it tries to cope with the global slump in demand.
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N Korea focus to East Asia summit

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 9:22
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Japan Japan, China China

A upcoming summit of Japan, South Korea and China is to focus on North Korea's nuclear programme, officials say.
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HIV vaccine 'reduces infection'

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 9:51
related countries: Thailand Thailand

An experimental HIV vaccine has for the first time cut infection rates, in a major trial in Thailand, researchers say.
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GM to develop Indian electric car

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 10:11
related countries: India India, United States United States

US carmaker General Motors says it will develop a small cheap electric car for the Indian market.
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S Korea agrees Tanzania land deal

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 10:16
related countries: South Korea South Korea, Tanzania Tanzania

South Korea says it has agreed to cultivate 1,000 sq km of Tanzania for farmland - the latest in a series of such deals.
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Is the US and UK relationship cooling?

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 10:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A UK request for talks with President Obama was declined. Is the special relationship changing?
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Political scars

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 10:26
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe theatre seeks to heal a traumatised nation
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China unmoved on Iran sanctions

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 10:31
related countries: Russia Russia, Iran Iran, China China

China says more sanctions on Iran will not help diplomatic efforts, as Russia appears to soften its opposition.
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Brown denies President Obama snub

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 10:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

"Repeated" requests by UK PM Gordon Brown's team for a formal meeting with US President Barack Obama were turned down.
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N Korean bid for Denmark asylum

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 11:29
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Vietnam Vietnam

Nine North Koreans enter Denmark's embassy in Vietnam's capital Hanoi to claim political asylum, reports say.
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Button rejects cautious approach

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 12:09
related countries: Singapore Singapore

World championship leader Jenson Button says he will go all out for victory in Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix.
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Militants kill Pakistani elders

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 12:10
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Seven pro-government tribal elders have been killed by Taliban militants in north-west Pakistan, police say.
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'Al-Qaeda group' flees Iraq jail

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 12:12
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Tikrit, Baghdad

Sixteen members of al-Qaeda in Iraq escape from a prison in Tikrit north of Baghdad, Iraqi security officials say.
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Armed thieves steal Magritte work

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 12:51
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

A painting by surrealist Rene Magritte worth 750,000 euros (£675,000) is stolen from a Belgian museum, curators say.
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Suu Kyi 'welcomes US engagement'

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 12:56
related countries: Burma Burma, United States United States

Detained Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi welcomes US plans to engage with the military junta
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Russian tower plans cause alarm

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 13:03
related countries: Russia Russia

The UN's cultural watchdog urges Russia to stop a 400m skyscraper being built among the baroque buildings of St Petersburg.
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New hope for China's migrant workers

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 13:07
related countries: China China

Last year as Western consumers stopped spending, millions of jobs were lost in China. Lesley Curwen reports on the signs of the employment market improving.
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Albino killers 'should be hanged'

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 14:13
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania

Tanzania's albino society calls for the men found guilty of killing an albino boy to be hanged publicly as a warning to others.
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Oil spill threatens rare turtles

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 14:32
related countries: India India

An oil spill from a ship sunk off the coast of the Indian state of Orissa could harm rare sea turtles, environmentalists warn.
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Russia tycoon set to buy NBA team

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 15:06
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's richest man, Mikhail Prokhorov, reaches a preliminary deal to buy the NBA's New Jersey Nets.
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'Last Ottoman' dies in Istanbul

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 15:17
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

Ertugrul Osman - the would-be sultan known in Turkey as the "last Ottoman" - dies in Istanbul at the age of 97.
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Olmert: I went furthest on peace

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 16:09
related countries: Israel Israel

Former PM Ehud Olmert tells the BBC he went further than any Israeli government in the deal he offered the Palestinians.
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US travel ban threat for Kenyans

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 17:07
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United States United States

The US threatens travel bans on 15 Kenyan officials, amid concerns over a failure to look into post-election violence.
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Kennedy US Senate successor named

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 17:20
related countries: United States United States

The governor of Massachusetts names Paul Kirk as a temporary replacement to fill the late Senator Edward Kennedy's seat.
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Critical care

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 17:56
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Preserving historic districts of the Venezuelan capital
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UN council endorses nuclear curbs

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 18:13
related countries: United States United States

The UN Security Council adopts a resolution calling for nuclear disarmament, in a historic session chaired by the US leader.
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Outrage at Jammeh's death threat

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 19:03
related countries: The Gambia The Gambia

An online petition is launched in protest at the Gambian president's threat to kill human rights workers.
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Brazil fireworks blast kills 10

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 19:07
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Sao Paulo

At least ten people are killed in an explosion at a fireworks store on the outskirts of Sao Paulo in Brazil, local media reports
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Honduras lifts three-day curfew

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 19:39
related countries: Honduras Honduras

The interim Honduran government lifts a three-day curfew, as calls for ousted leader Manuel Zelaya to be reinstated grow.
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SA athletics chief to stay in job

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 19:45
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's athletics chief will keep his job despite calls for him to be fired for lying about Caster Semenya's gender tests.
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Moving the goalposts - Swedish keeper's woodwork trick rumbled

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 20:55
related countries: Sweden Sweden

IFK Goteborg goalkeeper Kim Christensen could be in hot water after moving the posts during a Swedish first division game in order to make the goal smaller.
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Leaders gathering for G20 summit

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 21:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pittsburgh

World leaders are meeting in the US city of Pittsburgh for the two-day G20 summit which gets under way later.
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Babi Yar hotel decision condemned

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 23:05
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Jewish groups condemn a Ukrainian plan to build a hotel at the site of the Kiev's Babi Yar World War Two massacre.
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US census worker hanging probed

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 23:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kentucky

Police investigate the death of a census collector found hanged from a tree in rural Kentucky.
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Dinosaurs had 'earliest feathers'

Thursday 24th of September 2009, 23:30
related countries: China China

Exceptionally well preserved dinosaur fossils uncovered in north-eastern China display the earliest known feathers.
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