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What happend on April 8th 2012

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Farc leader: 'We're not weakened'

Sunday 8th of April 2012, 0:36
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A leader of the Colombian left-wing Farc rebel group denies claims the movement has been weakened, as it kills six soldiers at a military checkpoint.
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In Pictures: Cherry blossom festival

Sunday 8th of April 2012, 1:38
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

Japan's flowering gift to the US capital - 100 years on
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Kashmir avalanche toll 'may rise'

Sunday 8th of April 2012, 4:18
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

Up to 135 people are now feared dead in an avalanche which hit a military camp in the disputed Kashmir region, a Pakistan army spokesman says.
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Twenty dead in Haiti lorry crash

Sunday 8th of April 2012, 4:35
related countries: Haiti Haiti

At least 20 people die and many others are injured after a lorry carrying retail traders runs off the road, officials say.
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Chavez set for more radiotherapy

Sunday 8th of April 2012, 6:19
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Cuba Cuba

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez travels to Cuba for more treatment on a cancerous growth in his pelvic area.
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Kashmir avalanche search resumes

Sunday 8th of April 2012, 8:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

Pakistan's military resumes a search for 135 people, including 124 soldiers, buried by an avalanche in the disputed Kashmir region.
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Yemen airport open after protest

Sunday 8th of April 2012, 8:35
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemen's main airport has re-opened after air force troops protested at the sacking of their commander, the half-brother of former President Saleh.
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Pietersen defends IPL decision

Sunday 8th of April 2012, 9:40
related countries: India India

Kevin Pietersen says playing in the Indian Premier League will help improve his batting technique on the sub-continent.
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'Idiots' can ruin 2012 - Moynihan

Sunday 8th of April 2012, 9:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British Olympic Association chairman Colin Moynihan says it 'just takes one idiot' to ruin a London 2012 event.
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Nigeria explosion 'kills several'

Sunday 8th of April 2012, 10:02
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Kaduna

Several people are reported dead in a suspected bomb attack in the Nigerian city of Kaduna, the scene of religious conflict over recent years.
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Archbishop warns on status of RE

Sunday 8th of April 2012, 10:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

In his last Easter sermon, Rowan Williams stresses the importance of religious education in schools, amid a growing debate about secularisation in Britain.
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Abu Dhabi sells Tesla cars stake

Sunday 8th of April 2012, 10:15
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

State owned power supplier Abu Dhabi National Energy sells its stake in Tesla electric cars at a profit of $113m.
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VIDEO: Syria violence rising before truce

Sunday 8th of April 2012, 10:56
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian activists say as many as 160 people have been killed by government forces in an escalation of violence ahead of a ceasefire backed by the UN.
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Olympic gig 'will be Blur's last'

Sunday 8th of April 2012, 11:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Hyde Park, London

Damon Albarn says he believes Blur's summer gig in London's Hyde Park will be the band's last.
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Pope gives Easter peace message

Sunday 8th of April 2012, 11:21
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Pope Benedict XVI delivers his traditional Easter message of peace in front of thousands of pilgrims in Rome's St Peter's Square.
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Afghan-US night raid deal signed

Sunday 8th of April 2012, 11:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The Afghan government and US special forces sign a deal on the conduct of controversial night raids.
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VIDEO: Pakistan's Zardari visits India

Sunday 8th of April 2012, 11:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India

The President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, has met the Indian prime minister in the first visit by a Pakistani head of state to India in seven years.
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Syria wants opposition guarantees

Sunday 8th of April 2012, 12:07
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria wants "written guarantees" from the opposition before withdrawing troops from flashpoints parts of the country, the foreign ministry says.
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Bahrain rejects prisoner transfer

Sunday 8th of April 2012, 13:06
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Bahrain Bahrain

The top legal body in Bahrain rejects a Danish request to transfer political prisoner Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, said to be close to death on hunger strike.
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VIDEO: Peru miners trapped by rockfall

Sunday 8th of April 2012, 13:21
related countries: Peru Peru
related places: Negro, Cabeza

Rescue teams in Peru are trying to free nine mine workers trapped underground by a rockfall at the Cabeza de Negro copper and gold mine in the south of the country.
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German writer barred from Israel

Sunday 8th of April 2012, 14:07
related countries: Israel Israel, Germany Germany

The German writer and Nobel laureate Guenter Grass is declared persona non grata by Israel over what it describes as a "mendacious poem".
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N Korea moves rocket into place

Sunday 8th of April 2012, 14:08
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea moves its long-range Unha-3 rocket into place for a controversial launch, amid reports it is also planning a nuclear test.
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Pakistani and Indian leaders meet

Sunday 8th of April 2012, 14:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India

President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan holds "friendly" talks with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on a rare visit to India.
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Veteran interviewer Wallace dies

Sunday 8th of April 2012, 15:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: Wallace, Veteran

Veteran journalist Mike Wallace, famed for his tough interviews on US news programme 60 Minutes over four decades, dies aged 93.
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Fears grow for Syrian peace deal

Sunday 8th of April 2012, 16:33
related countries: Syria Syria

Doubts grow about the planned ceasefire in Syria after the government makes a new demand and rebels say they believe the deal is doomed to fail.
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Paris church collapse kills child

Sunday 8th of April 2012, 16:56
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

A six-year-old child dies and many are injured, including two seriously, when the first floor of a Protestant house of worship north of Paris collapsed, police say
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Malian president resigns in deal

Sunday 8th of April 2012, 19:09
related countries: Mali Mali

President Amadou Toumani Toure of Mali formally resigns as part of a deal with coup leaders to end the crisis gripping the west African state.
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VIDEO: Afghan-US night raids deal signed

Sunday 8th of April 2012, 19:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The Afghan government has signed a deal with the US, giving Afghanistan full responsibility for special forces carrying out night raids against insurgents.
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VIDEO: Pakistan's president meets Indian PM

Sunday 8th of April 2012, 19:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India
related places: Delhi

The President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, has been meeting the Indian prime minister in Delhi.
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Soldier hurt in Afghanistan dies

Sunday 8th of April 2012, 20:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British soldier dies in a UK hospital from injuries sustained in an explosion in Afghanistan.
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Red Square opened to protesters

Sunday 8th of April 2012, 20:57
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

The Russian authorities allow opposition supporters to roam freely around Red Square in Moscow but prevent a small group from pitching a tent.
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Peru mine rescue 'may take days'

Sunday 8th of April 2012, 21:08
related countries: Peru Peru
related places: Ica

The operation to rescue nine men trapped underground in a mine near the city of Ica in the south of Peru could take days, the government has said.
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Poll nominations close in Egypt

Sunday 8th of April 2012, 23:03
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The deadline for registering as a presidential candidate has passed in Egypt, ahead of the country's first post-revolutionary polls.
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Saudi princess: What I'd change about my country

Sunday 8th of April 2012, 23:21
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Five things I'd change about Saudi Arabia
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Watson wins Masters in play-off

Sunday 8th of April 2012, 23:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Masters, Augusta

American Bubba Watson wins a thrilling Masters play-off with Louis Oosthuizen to secure his first major title.
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UK jobless 'to rise over summer'

Sunday 8th of April 2012, 23:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Some 100,000 more people will be without a job before the end of the summer, says the IPPR think tank.
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