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What happend on October 1st 2010

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Japanese smokers see prices soar

Friday 1st of October 2010, 0:33
related countries: Japan Japan

The Japanese government imposes its biggest tax rise ever on cigarettes, amid reports that smokers have been stocking up instead of giving up.
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Obama meets freed US hiker Shourd

Friday 1st of October 2010, 3:20
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

President Barack Obama meets a US hiker freed after more than a year in prison in Iran, as well as the relatives of two US hikers still held.
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Live - Ryder Cup 2010

Friday 1st of October 2010, 6:11
related countries: United States United States

Europe and the United States are locked in battle after a long rain delay at Celtic Manor.
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After the plunge

Friday 1st of October 2010, 6:46
related countries: Germany Germany

Feeling less than united in east Germany
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Government defends NHS reforms

Friday 1st of October 2010, 7:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The government rejects a warning by doctors' leaders that its planned health reforms could undermine the long-term future of the NHS in England.
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Bibles and baguettes

Friday 1st of October 2010, 8:02
related countries: Chile Chile

How creature comforts are reaching trapped Chilean miners
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China manufacturing accelerates

Friday 1st of October 2010, 8:21
related countries: China China

Official data from China shows that expansion of the manufacturing sector picked up speed in September.
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Germany digs up park after clash

Friday 1st of October 2010, 9:14
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Stuttgart

German police keep protesters away from diggers uprooting trees in a Stuttgart park after clashes in which dozens of people were injured.
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'No pardon' for Ecuador's rebels

Friday 1st of October 2010, 9:22
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

Ecuador's President Rafael Correa says there will be "no pardon or forgiveness" for those involved in a police rebellion against him.
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Japan warns of China's military

Friday 1st of October 2010, 9:24
related countries: Japan Japan, China China

Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan expresses concern over China's maritime activities and military build-up, amid a lingering diplomatic row.
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Ghizzoni named new Unicredit head

Friday 1st of October 2010, 9:30
related countries: Libya Libya

European multinational bank Unicredit chooses a new head after Alessandro Profumo quit over share sales to Libya.
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Nigerian kidnapped children freed

Friday 1st of October 2010, 9:32
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A group of 15 children kidnapped in south-eastern Nigeria is freed in a police operation, say officials.
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Court boost for Ukraine president

Friday 1st of October 2010, 9:54
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's constitutional court boosts the powers of President Viktor Yanukovych by reversing a reform from 2004.
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New bid to halt polio in Angola

Friday 1st of October 2010, 10:12
related countries: Angola Angola

A mass polio immunisation campaign is starting in Angola in a bid to vaccinate all children under five.
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Attempt to salvage Mid-East talks

Friday 1st of October 2010, 10:21
related countries: United States United States

US and EU envoys continue shuttle between Israelis and Palestinians in an attempt to save the recently-launched peace talks form collapse.
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Nobel winner to be deported

Friday 1st of October 2010, 10:36
related countries: Israel Israel

Nobel peace laureate Mairead Maguire is to be deported from Israel after her appeal to overturn her entry refusal was rejected.
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Afghan mine kills four Georgians

Friday 1st of October 2010, 10:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Georgia Georgia

The deaths of four Georgian soldiers in an Afghan mine blast is announced as Nato's leader visits the ex-Soviet republic.
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Google Street View reaches the Antarctic

Friday 1st of October 2010, 11:01
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica

Google says its Street View is now on all seven of the world's continents, as the panoramic mapping service reaches Antarctica.
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Calm after India holy site ruling

Friday 1st of October 2010, 12:11
related countries: India India
related places: Ayodhya

Calm prevails in India a day after a court ordered splitting a disputed holy site in the northern town of Ayodhya between Hindus and Muslims.
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Watson hits century against India

Friday 1st of October 2010, 12:16
related countries: India India, Australia Australia

Shane Watson scores his second Test century but Australia are grateful for three dropped catches as they end day one of the first Test against India on 224-5.
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China launches moon probe

Friday 1st of October 2010, 12:27
related countries: China China

China has launched a rocket carrying a probe which will orbit the moon.
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Chinese invest $7bn in Brazil oil

Friday 1st of October 2010, 12:30
related countries: Botswana Botswana, China China, Brazil Brazil, Spain Spain

Chinese oil firm Sinopec pays $7.1bn for a 40% stake in the Brazilian energy projects of Spain's Repsol.
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Turks rally in Armenian holy site

Friday 1st of October 2010, 12:41
related countries: Armenia Armenia, Turkey Turkey

Turkish Muslim nationalists pray inside the ruins of a historic Christian cathedral in a move likely to provoke Armenians.
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Koreas agree more family reunions

Friday 1st of October 2010, 12:48
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North and South Korea agree to hold another round of reunions of families split by the countries' war in the 1950s, officials say.
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Nato tankers torched in Pakistan

Friday 1st of October 2010, 13:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Suspected militants mount a rare attack on a Nato supply convoy in southern Pakistan, destroying nearly 30 tankers carrying fuel for troops in Afghanistan.
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Ecuador president rescued from siege

Friday 1st of October 2010, 13:29
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

Ecuador's President has been trapped in a hospital for 12 hours after being hit with tear gas fired by police who were protesting about planned cuts to their benefits.
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Deadly blasts mar Nigeria party

Friday 1st of October 2010, 15:05
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Abuja

At least eight people are killed as two blasts in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, mar celebrations to mark 50 years since independence from the UK.
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China launches Moon mission

Friday 1st of October 2010, 15:22
related countries: China China

China's Chang'e-2 spacecraft is succesfully launched on a mission to test key technologies and map the Moon.
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Congo killings 'may be genocide'

Friday 1st of October 2010, 16:12
related countries: Uganda Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda Rwanda

A UN report on killings in DR Congo in the 1990s says Rwandan forces took part in attacks on Hutu civilians which could constitute "crimes of genocide".
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Cold War game sparks controversy

Friday 1st of October 2010, 16:33
related countries: Germany Germany

A Cold War-era computer game which allows players to pretend they are East German border guards shooting fugitives causes controversy in Germany.
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Sex video hate charges considered

Friday 1st of October 2010, 16:33
related countries: United States United States

Prosecutors are considering hate crime charges in the case of a US student who killed himself after two students allegedly broadcast footage of him having sex with a man.
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Kenya ends deal on trying pirates

Friday 1st of October 2010, 16:50
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

Kenya's government ends a deal with the EU to host trials of suspected Somali pirates, saying the international community has not fulfilled its obligations.
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'Sorry' Musharraf rejoins fray

Friday 1st of October 2010, 17:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Pakistan ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf apologises for "negative" actions he took while in power, as he launches his new political party in London.
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Contador wants dope tests revised

Friday 1st of October 2010, 17:27
related countries: France France

Triple Tour de France champion Alberto Contrador has called for dope tests to be rethought in cycling, following his positive test for a banned substance.
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Nobel winner to appeal Israel ban

Friday 1st of October 2010, 17:47
related countries: Israel Israel

The Nobel peace laureate Mairead Maguire is to appeal to Israel's supreme court after a ban on her entering the country was upheld.
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Lone trader caused US share crash

Friday 1st of October 2010, 18:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: May

May's 700 point sudden share crash in the US was caused by a single trader's computer programme, according to the SEC.
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US edge rain-affected first day

Friday 1st of October 2010, 18:27
related countries: United States United States

United States bounce back on a rain-hit first day of the Ryder Cup which finishes with no fourballs completed.
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Police beat Kashmiri journalist

Friday 1st of October 2010, 19:07
related countries: India India

A prominent journalist is admitted to hospital in Indian-administered Kashmir after being severely beaten by police.
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Iraqi Shia bloc nominates Maliki

Friday 1st of October 2010, 19:42
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's main Shia coalition chooses to nominate the incumbent Prime Minister, Nouri Maliki, for a second term of office.
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IMF praises Iraq economy progress

Friday 1st of October 2010, 20:24
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The International Monetary Fund praises Iraq for making "good progress" in reconstructing its economy, as it gives the go-ahead for a $741m loan.
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US gave syphilis to mentally ill

Friday 1st of October 2010, 20:32
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala, United States United States

The United States government has apologised for infecting hundreds of people in Guatemala with gonorrhoea and syphilis as part of medical tests more than 60 years ago.
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Bin Laden 'linked to Europe plot'

Friday 1st of October 2010, 21:03
related countries: United States United States

US officials reportedly believe al-Qaeda leaders, including Osama Bin Laden, were involved in a recent terror plot against European cities.
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Chilean mine rescue 'this month'

Friday 1st of October 2010, 21:12
related countries: Chile Chile

Chile's mines minister says an attempt try to rescue 33 trapped miners will begin in the second half of October - earlier than previously predicted.
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Balloonists' survival 'unlikely'

Friday 1st of October 2010, 21:13
related countries: United States United States

Two US balloonists who disappeared over the Adriatic Sea during an endurance race are unlikely to have survived, race organisers say.
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White House 'enforcer' quits post

Friday 1st of October 2010, 21:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Chicago

US President Barack Obama confirms the resignation of his hard-hitting chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, who is poised to run to be mayor of Chicago.
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Congo killings 'may be genocide'

Friday 1st of October 2010, 21:27
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda Rwanda

A UN report on killings in DR Congo in the 1990s says Rwandan forces took part in attacks on Hutu civilians which could constitute "crimes of genocide".
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'Unfair' charges for the elderly

Friday 1st of October 2010, 23:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Older people in some retirement developments are being financially exploited, according to the campaign group Age UK.
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Malaria funding 'falling short'

Friday 1st of October 2010, 23:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

There is a 60% global shortfall in funding for malaria control this year, according to a report by UK and African experts.
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Ecuador neighbours reopen borders

Friday 1st of October 2010, 23:20
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Peru Peru, Ecuador Ecuador

Peru and Colombia reopen their borders with Ecuador, a day after President Rafael Correa accused the opposition of a coup attempt.
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Pakistani army says video 'fake'

Friday 1st of October 2010, 23:26
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The Pakistani military says a video which allegedly shows a firing squad of soldiers shooting civilians is faked.
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FBI uncovers cyber crime network

Friday 1st of October 2010, 23:49
related countries: United States United States

The US and other countries arrest more than 100 people suspected to be members of a cyber crime ring that stole $70m.
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