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What happend on January 17th 2010

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Clinton visits quake-hit Haitians

Sunday 17th of January 2010, 0:24
related countries: Haiti Haiti, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives in the Haitian capital to support relief efforts after the devastating earthquake.
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Spain sees sharp drop in migrants

Sunday 17th of January 2010, 1:28
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain says the number of migrants trying to enter the country illegally by sea from Africa fell by almost half in 2009.
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Scots drink '130 bottles of wine' a year, study suggests

Sunday 17th of January 2010, 2:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Adults in Scotland are drinking the equivalent of 46 bottles of vodka each in a year, a new study suggests.
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Senegal offers land to Haitians

Sunday 17th of January 2010, 2:32
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Senegal's president says he will offer free land, or "repatriation", to people affected by the earthquake in Haiti.
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Pope set for Rome synagogue visit

Sunday 17th of January 2010, 3:20
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Pope Benedict XVI will pay a historic visit to the synagogue in Rome, amid controversy over an earlier Pope's wartime record.
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El Salvador head's abuse apology

Sunday 17th of January 2010, 3:44
related countries: El Salvador El Salvador

President Mauricio Funes of El Salvador makes the first formal apology for state abuses during the 1980-92 civil war.
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Stars prepare for Golden Globes

Sunday 17th of January 2010, 5:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A host of stars are expected at the Golden Globes on Sunday, to be presented in Los Angeles by Britain's Ricky Gervais.
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Somalia and Yemen 'swap rebels'

Sunday 17th of January 2010, 6:44
related countries: Somalia Somalia, Yemen Yemen

A Somali Islamist group fighting to overthrow Somalia's government says it is exchanging fighters with Yemeni rebels.
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Live - South Africa v England

Sunday 17th of January 2010, 7:28
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Johannesburg

England are facing a heavy defeat on day four of the fourth Test against South Africa in Johannesburg.
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Indian communist leader Basu dies

Sunday 17th of January 2010, 8:00
related countries: India India
related places: Basu

Veteran Indian politician Jyoti Basu, who led the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM), dies at the age of 95.
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Jyoti Basu

Sunday 17th of January 2010, 8:01
related countries: India India

The man who was nearly India's first Communist leader
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Pakistan drone attack 'kills 15'

Sunday 17th of January 2010, 9:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

An attack by a US drone kills at least 15 suspected militants in north-west Pakistan near the Afghan border, officials say.
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England collapse to heavy defeat

Sunday 17th of January 2010, 10:39
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Johannesburg

England crash to defeat by an innings and 74 runs as South Africa's win in the final Test in Johannesburg allows them to draw the series.
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Extent of Haiti destruction clear

Sunday 17th of January 2010, 10:56
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Destruction at the epicentre of the Haiti earthquake is even more dramatic than in the ruined capital, first reports say.
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Prince William begins NZ visit

Sunday 17th of January 2010, 11:19
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Prince William arrives in New Zealand for his first official overseas trip representing the Queen.
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Angolan goals

Sunday 17th of January 2010, 11:20
related countries: Angola Angola

Can the Africa Cup of Nations boost country's economy?
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Israel, Turkey seek to mend row

Sunday 17th of January 2010, 12:39
related countries: Israel Israel, Turkey Turkey

Israel's defence minister goes to Turkey for talks, in the wake of a diplomatic row between the two countries.
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UKIP's Farage calls for burka ban

Sunday 17th of January 2010, 13:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Nigel Farage, leader of UKIP's MEPs, calls for a ban on burkas, saying they are a symbol of a "divided Britain".
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Shell signs Iraq oil field deal

Sunday 17th of January 2010, 14:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Malaysia Malaysia

Oil giant Shell and Malaysia's state-run Petronas finalise a contract to develop Iraq's large Majnoon oil field.
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Parliament delays Afghan cabinet

Sunday 17th of January 2010, 15:39
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Afghan parliament starts a winter recess without waiting for President Karzai to fill his cabinet, dealing him another setback.
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Haiti quake aid effort still slow

Sunday 17th of January 2010, 18:49
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Aid delivery to Haiti's quake victims is being slowed by damaged infrastructure, aid workers say, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon arrives.
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Pope defends Vatican WWII record

Sunday 17th of January 2010, 19:20
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

The Pope defends the Vatican against accusations of indifference during the Holocaust, on a visit to a Rome synagogue.
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Billionaire wins Chile election

Sunday 17th of January 2010, 23:06
related countries: Chile Chile

Conservative billionaire Sebastian Pinera wins Chile's presidential run-off, ending more than 20 years of centre-left rule.
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Live - Australian Open

Sunday 17th of January 2010, 23:52
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Home favourite Jelena Dokic is in action on the opening day, after wins for Andy Murray, Rafa Nadal, Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters, but a shock defeat for Maria Sharapova.
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