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What happend on June 11th 2010

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Severed heads found in Guatemala

Friday 11th of June 2010, 0:10
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

Police in Guatemala find four severed heads and two bodies in public places around the country's capital, Guatemala City.
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Pope backs celibacy at Rome rally

Friday 11th of June 2010, 1:19
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Pope Benedict defends the Catholic Church's rule of celibacy for priests, in an address to 10,000 priests in Rome.
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Cuba dissidents oppose travel ban

Friday 11th of June 2010, 1:54
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States

A group of Cuban dissidents urges the US Congress to drop the travel ban on US citizens visiting Cuba.
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Teenage sailor in ocean distress

Friday 11th of June 2010, 4:17
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, India India

A 16-year-old Californian girl sailing solo around the world activates emergency beacons in the remote Indian Ocean.
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'Ten die' in Pakistan drone raid

Friday 11th of June 2010, 6:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 10 suspected militants are killed in a drone attack in in Pakistan's North Waziristan region, officials say.
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Speak with care

Friday 11th of June 2010, 6:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British PM talks of Afghan commitment and of withdrawal
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England is 'easiest match' for US

Friday 11th of June 2010, 7:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: West Ham

United States and West Ham defender Jonathan Spector believes his country's opening World Cup game against England will be their easiest.
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China inflation outstrips target

Friday 11th of June 2010, 7:23
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

The inflation rate in China surpasses the government's target, raising the prospect that Beijing may increase interest rates.
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Libya 'frees Swiss businessman'

Friday 11th of June 2010, 7:52
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, Libya Libya

Swiss businessman Max Goeldi, at the centre of a long-running row, is released from jail in Libya, his lawyer says.
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Italian gag law?

Friday 11th of June 2010, 8:11
related countries: Italy Italy

Berlusconi backs controversial bill to curb wiretaps
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UK PM praises Helmand troops

Friday 11th of June 2010, 8:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron tells troops in Afghanistan he wants the British public to "revere and support" them for their "incredible work".
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Taiwan court rejects Chen appeal

Friday 11th of June 2010, 8:49
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Taipei

Taiwan's former President Chen Shui-bian's appeal against a corruption conviction is rejected by a court in Taipei.
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India interviews Mumbai plotter

Friday 11th of June 2010, 8:51
related countries: India India, United States United States
related places: Mumbai

Indian investigators interrogate a man in the US who scoutied targets for the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
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Two die in east Russia gun battle

Friday 11th of June 2010, 9:07
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Ussuriysk

Two gunmen die in a shoot-out with Russian police in the centre of Ussuriysk, a town in Russia's Far East.
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NZ MP in porn expenses scandal

Friday 11th of June 2010, 9:26
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

MPs in New Zealand are revealed to have used official credit cards to buy flowers, champagne and pornographic films.
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Flotilla fallout

Friday 11th of June 2010, 10:09
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli policy on Gaza unchanged after flotilla raid
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Taliban claim Nato convoy attack

Friday 11th of June 2010, 10:43
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad, Nato

Pakistani Taliban say they were behind Tuesday's attack on a Nato convoy near the capital, Islamabad.
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Italian saint died of blood clot in the heart, say researchers

Friday 11th of June 2010, 10:47
related countries: Italy Italy

Researchers have used X-ray techniques to uncover the cause of death of a 700-year-old saint.
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Rwanda arrests its football head

Friday 11th of June 2010, 11:23
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Rwanda Rwanda

The head of Rwanda's Football Federation is arrested for trying to travel to the World Cup in South Africa.
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Live - Murray v Fish

Friday 11th of June 2010, 11:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Queen, Fish

Defending champion Andy Murray is beaten by Mardy Fish in three sets in the third round at Queen's.
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British soldiers' graves defaced

Friday 11th of June 2010, 11:44
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British soldiers' graves in France are defaced with "Nazi graffiti", according to news agency reports.
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Serbia accused of abusing the law

Friday 11th of June 2010, 12:26
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Serbia is accused of abusing international law in trying to persuade Britain to extradite the former acting President of Bosnia.
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Two bikers killed in same TT race

Friday 11th of June 2010, 12:46
related countries: Isle of Man Isle of Man

Two motorcyclists have been killed in the same Isle of Man TT race, the Auto Cycle Union (ACU) confirms.
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Iraq merger forms big Shia bloc

Friday 11th of June 2010, 12:51
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's two main Shia political groupings merge to form the biggest alliance in the new parliament.
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Life of exile

Friday 11th of June 2010, 12:52
related countries: Iran Iran

Activists who fled Iran on the year since elections
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Rwanda preacher gets life in jail

Friday 11th of June 2010, 12:59
related countries: Finland Finland, Rwanda Rwanda

A Finnish court sentences a Rwandan preacher to life in prison for his participation in Rwanda's 1994 genocide.
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SA spectacular launches World Cup

Friday 11th of June 2010, 13:11
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Johannesburg

The 2010 World Cup in South Africa starts with the opening ceremony at Johannesburg's 94,000-capacity Soccer City.
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South Korea rocket 'debris' found

Friday 11th of June 2010, 13:27
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A South Korean navy ship recovers debris appearing to be from a rocket which exploded shortly after launch.
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Live - Canadian GP practice

Friday 11th of June 2010, 13:32
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Montreal

Jenson Button is quickest ahead of Michael Schumacher in first practice in Montreal for this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix.
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Japan PM warns of debt 'collapse'

Friday 11th of June 2010, 13:36
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's economy is at "risk of collapse" under its huge debt mountain, the country's new prime minister says.
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Deadly clashes in Kyrgyzstan city

Friday 11th of June 2010, 13:41
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
related places: Osh

At least 26 people die in ethnic clashes in Kyrgyzstan's southern city of Osh, as authorities declare a state of emergency.
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Maradona makes plea for fair play

Friday 11th of June 2010, 13:55
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Diego Maradona, scorer of the infamous 'Hand of God' goal against England in 1986, makes a plea for fair play at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
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US 16-year-old sailor found safe

Friday 11th of June 2010, 14:15
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, India India, United States United States

A 16-year-old US girl sailing solo around the world is found safe and well in the Indian Ocean after activating distress beacons.
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Killers of US man flee Sudan jail

Friday 11th of June 2010, 15:02
related countries: Sudan Sudan, United States United States

Four men sentenced to death for the murder of a US aid worker and his driver escape from prison, police say.
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Colombo removes 'obscene adverts'

Friday 11th of June 2010, 15:08
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

Police in Sri Lanka remove what they describe as indecent advertising on film billboards and posters in Colombo.
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Record price for Indian painting

Friday 11th of June 2010, 15:27
related countries: India India

A painting by a top Indian artist sets a record for a modern Indian work, officials at Christie's auctioneers say.
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Roadside bomb kills nine Afghans

Friday 11th of June 2010, 15:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kandahar

A roadside bomb kills nine civilians in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar, officials say.
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Button fastest in first practice

Friday 11th of June 2010, 15:58
related countries: Canada Canada

McLaren live up to their billing as pre-race favourites by setting the pace in first practice at the Canadian Grand Prix.
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Japan unfurls solar sail in space

Friday 11th of June 2010, 16:11
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese scientists celebrate the successful deployment of their solar sail Ikaros, testing the use of sunlight to move space ships.
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Nato upbeat on Afghan operations

Friday 11th of June 2010, 16:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates insists the Nato-led force in Afghanistan is regaining the initiative from insurgents.
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BP spill 'double early estimates'

Friday 11th of June 2010, 16:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The BP spill may have sent twice as much oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico as previously thought, US experts estimate.
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Pirates free UK-flagged carrier

Friday 11th of June 2010, 16:49
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Somali pirates free 25 mainly east European sailors and their ship more than six months after seizing them.
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Russia backs away from Iran deal

Friday 11th of June 2010, 16:54
related countries: France France, Iran Iran, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says Moscow will freeze the sale of surface-to-air missiles to Iran, according to French officials.
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Cameron tells BP of oil 'frustration'

Friday 11th of June 2010, 17:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

UK PM David Cameron tells BP he is "frustrated and concerned" about the environmental damage caused by the US oil leak.
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Fresh violence hits Kyrgyz city

Friday 11th of June 2010, 19:40
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
related places: Osh

At least 45 die as fresh fighting hits Osh in Kyrgyzstan, in the worst violence since ex-President Bakiyev was removed in April.
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Guatemala attorney general ousted

Friday 11th of June 2010, 20:46
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

Guatemala's Constitutional Court has removed the country's attorney general amid allegations of corruption.
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Mexico cities in bloody attacks

Friday 11th of June 2010, 22:30
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Gunmen storm a rehabilitation centre in a Mexican city, shooting dead 19 people and wounding at least four others, police say.
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Burma denies nuclear programme

Friday 11th of June 2010, 23:23
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma denies reports it is developing a nuclear weapons programme, saying such reports were "politically motivated".
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