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2008 Nov 14
An Indian probe landed on the moon, in a milestone for the country's 45-year-old space program.
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2008 Nov 14
In Indonesia 5 people were killed and 14 were feared dead after a landslide triggered by heavy rain crushed scores of houses in West Java.
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2008 Nov 14
Iraq's national security advisor said all British troops will be out of Iraq by the end of next year.
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2008 Nov 14
In Pakistan a Japanese and an Afghan journalist were shot in the frontier city of Peshawar, the third attack on foreigners in three days. Motoki Yotsukura from the Asahi Shimbun newspaper was wounded in the leg. Abdul Sami Yousafzai, was more seriously hurt. Missiles apparently fired by US unmanned aircraft in North Waziristan killed at least 12 people, including 9 militants.
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2008 Nov 14
Palestinian militants attacked Ashkelon in southern Israel with rocket fire. They also unleashed rockets at nearby Sderot, where rescue services said one person was lightly wounded by shrapnel. The barrages followed an earlier strike by Israeli aircraft targeting militants firing rockets in northern Gaza. Israel kept the crossings into Gaza sealed for a tenth straight day, forcing the UN to suspend its food aid distribution to 750,000 Gaza residents.
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2008 Nov 14
Russian lawmakers gave preliminary approval for extending presidential terms from four years to six, a move observers say could pave the way for Vladimir Putin to return to the presidency.
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2008 Nov 14
Zimbabwe's main opposition party said that it will not join a unity government with Pres. Mugabe until the rivals resolve their differences over a power-sharing deal.
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2008 Nov 14
Pres. Bush opened a 2-day G-20 economic summit in Washington.
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2008 Nov 14
Space shuttle Endeavour and 7 astronauts made a night time launch and raced toward the international space station for a home makeover job.
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2008 Nov 14
In Afghanistan US forces grabbed a "key insurgent leader" in a joint raid with Afghan police in a village in eastern Ghazni province. Coalition forces also killed 10 militants in a strike against a bomb-making cell in the eastern Paktia province.
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2008 Nov 14
In Mexico 2 bullet-ridden bodies were found at the foot of a monument in Ciudad Juarez, across from El Paso, Texas, one of them partially stuffed into a large pot. Four scuba divers died while performing maintenance in an aqueduct that supplies Mexico City.
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2008 Nov 14
In Myanmar journalist Ein Khaing Oo, who had been detained for five months, was sentenced to two years in prison for her coverage of a protest over the lack of government relief for victims of a devastating cyclone. She was convicted in a closed-door trial on charges of "disturbing tranquility."
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2008 Nov 14
In the SF Bay Area police arrested 17 more people as part of a federal drug investigation targeting members of the Project Trojans street gang in North Richmond, San Pablo, Antioch and El Sobrante.
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2008 Nov 14
In Santa Clara, Ca., Jing Hua Wu (47), recently laid off, shot and killed 3 people at SiPort Inc., including CEO Sid Agrawal (56), Brian Pugh (47), the vice president of operations, and Marilyn Lewis (67), head of human resources. Wu was arrested the next day.
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2008 Nov 14
The US Army promoted its first woman, Ann Dunwoody, to the rank of four-star general.
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2008 Nov 14
In Iowa police again arrested Sholom Rubashkin, former chief executive of Agriprocessors Inc., a Postville slaughterhouse, on new charges of bank fraud. In 2010 Rubashkin (51) was sentenced to 27 years in prison and ordered to pay $27 million in restitution for his conviction on fraud charges.
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2008 Nov 14
In India suspected Maoist insurgents triggered landmine blasts to scare away voters in Chhattisgarh state, killing 2 people.
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2008 Nov 14
Thailand former PM Thaksin and his wife, Pojaman, who married in 1976, divorced at the Thai consul general's office in Hong Kong. A political observer suggested the divorce could have been aimed at protecting the family's considerable assets, which are mostly held in Pojaman's name.
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2008 Nov 14
Irving Gertz (1915), movie composer, died. He composed or contributed to over 200 scores for horror, sci-fi and Westerns, which included such films as “It Came from Outer Space” (1953) and “Gun for a Coward” (1957).
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2008 Nov 14
In India the Kuber, a 45-foot fishing boat, left port at Porbandar with a crew of 5 men. It was soon hijacked by terrorists from Pakistan, who used it to reach Mumbai for the attacks that began late Nov 26. The crew were all killed, including lead crewman Amar Narayan Singh (45), who was found with his throat slashed.
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2008 Nov 14
In Nigeria 22 Filipinos were arrested by a joint army-navy patrol on the Warri River with the vessel MT Akuada laden with its cargo of 12,500 metric tons of crude oil. On Feb 20, 2009, 13 Filipinos were sentenced to five years each or a fine of one million naira (6,800 dollars) for stealing crude oil from the Niger delta.
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2009 Nov 14
Pres. Obama spoke in Tokyo and then flew to Singapore for a 21-nation summit of Asia-Pacific leaders. In his Tokyo speech Pres. Obama declared the United States a "nation of the Pacific and reached out warmly to China, applauding Beijing's robust strides as a burgeoning economic giant.
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2009 Nov 14
In Afghanistan an armed woman died during a clash with insurgents in Shindand district of western Herat province. The district governor, said three civilian members of one family were killed and three children wounded. Four Taliban militants were also said to have been killed in the clash.
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2009 Nov 14
It was reported that Chinese officials are being told to dump their mistresses, avoid hostess bars, and shun extravagances as part of the Communist party's efforts to clamp down on the corruption that is threatening its rule and sullying its reputation.
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2009 Nov 14
Ethiopian ONLF rebels fighting for independence for a region with potentially significant oil and gas reserves said they had captured seven towns near the border with neighboring Somalia.
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2009 Nov 14
In western India a speeding train derailed, killing at least nine people and injuring more than 80.
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2009 Nov 14
Indian troops shot dead five suspected Islamic militants as they tried to enter Indian Kashmir from the Pakistani side of the disputed state.
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2009 Nov 14
In Iran local newspapers reported that the government has formed a special unit to monitor Web sites and fight Internet crimes, in a clear attack on an opposition that relies almost exclusively on online means to broadcast its message.
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2009 Nov 14
Tomaz Humar (40), a veteran Slovenian climber, was found dead on Langtang Lirung in the Nepalese Himalayas days after he was injured and stranded on the 23,710-foot (7,227m) mountain.
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2009 Nov 14
In Pakistan a suicide bomber blew up his explosives-filled car at a police checkpoint in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing himself and at least 12 people. In the northwestern Swat valley, troops killed 13 insurgents in two separate gunfights.
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2009 Nov 14
In South Africa a civilian pilot was killed when his fighter jet crashed shortly before he was to participate in an air show near Bredasdorp, about 200 km west of Cape Town.
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2009 Nov 14
In South Korea at least ten people, including eight Japanese tourists, were killed and six others injured in a blaze at an indoor shooting range in Busan.
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2009 Nov 14
Sweden held a solemn ceremony at Stockholm's Museum of National Antiquities for the return of 23 skulls taken from the native Hawaiian community. Five of the skulls will be returned by the museum. They were brought to Sweden by a Swedish scientist in the 1880s after he took part in a trip around the world. The other 17 skulls will be returned by Stockholm's medical university Karolinska Institutet.
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2009 Nov 14
In North Carolina the Fayetteville Police Department said Antoinette Nicole Davis, the mother of Shaniya Davis (5), faced a child abuse charge involving prostitution as well as filing a false police report. The child hadn't been seen since Nov 10, when surveillance footage showed Mario Andrette McNeill carrying Shaniya into a hotel room. He was arrested and charged with kidnapping on Nov 13. The body of Shaniya Davis was found on Nov 16 in woods 30 miles from Fayetteville. She had been sexually assaulted and asphyxiated on Nov 10, the day her mother reported her missing.
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2009 Nov 14
Colombia’s government 4 soldiers from Venezuela's National Guard captured in Colombian territory will be repatriated in a bid to ease tensions between the South American neighbors. The Colombian navy intercepted the men Nov 13 in El Aceitico along the border.
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2009 Nov 14
A Jordanian citizen died after being beaten by police, the second time this week, casting a rare spotlight on the nation's US-trained security forces, that may also have worked as proxy jailers for the CIA. Fakhri Kreishan (47) died two days after slipping into a coma caused by a severe beating to the head due to a clash between police and residents in the southern city of Maan. Sadem al-Saud (20) died Nov 7, three weeks after he was put into a coma by a beating administered during an interrogation in an Amman police station.
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2009 Nov 14
Nigeria's president held "frank and fruitful" talks with former oil rebel leaders in an effort to end the conflict in the Niger Delta region.
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2009 Nov 14
In Lassen County, Ca., a medical Aerospatiale AS350 helicopter crashed near the Nevada state line killing all three crew members. They were returning to Susanville after dropping off a patient in Reno.
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2009 Nov 14
In Moscow Magnus Carlsen (18) of Norway became the new No. 1 chess player in the world with a tournament victory over Peter Leko of Hungary.
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2009 Nov 14
Three would-be migrants drowned, one was rescued and 10 were missing off the Algerian coast after their boats sank on their way to Europe.
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2009 Nov 14
In South Africa Kavisha Seevnarain (26) was carjacked and then forced at gunpoint to go to ATMs to take out money. She was then thrown off a 200-foot tall bridge south of Durban and survived with seven broken ribs and a fractured pelvis.
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2009 Nov 14
In Riverside County, Ca., Maysam Barbar and daughter Tamara (6) were found dead in their Perris home. Suspect Michael Barbar, the husband and stepfather, was arrested the next day in Deming, NM.
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2010 Nov 14
NY Gov. David Patterson announced an agreement with Phusion Products to stop shipments into NY state of Four Loko, a caffeinated alcoholic drink already banned in 4 states.
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2010 Nov 14
Path, a photo-sharing startup, emerged from stealth mode. It was founded by former Facebook executive Dave Morin and Napster creator Shawn Fanning.
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2010 Nov 14
In Afghanistan a series of bomb blasts and insurgents attacks killed 11 people across the country, including five NATO service members and three Afghan police taking part in Operation Bulldog Bite in Kunar province. A total of 7 ISAF troops were killed today.
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2010 Nov 14
Bangladesh police fired tear gas and rubber bullets and swung batons to break up demonstrations in Dhaka as the opposition party enforced a nationwide general strike to protest the eviction of its leader from a military-owned house.
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2010 Nov 14
In Brazil a gay youth, Douglas Igor Marques Luiz (19), was shot by men in military uniforms in Rio de Janeiro following mammoth gay pride parade. 2 sergeants were arrested on Nov 18. An army statement says one of the suspects acknowledged shooting Luiz.
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2010 Nov 14
In the Central African Republic soldiers opened fire to disperse angry demonstrators protesting the death of a youth, wounding at least three people.
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2010 Nov 14
In China a court convicted Cheng Jianping (46) of "disturbing social order" after she added a few words to a message written by her fiance, Hua Chunhui, whose Twitter post mocked anti-Japanese protesters. On Nov 16 Amnesty Int’l. urged the government to release Cheng, saying she could be the first Chinese citizen to become "a prisoner of conscience on the basis of a single tweet."
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2010 Nov 14
In France an early morning fire in a building housing immigrant workers in Dijon killed seven people, including two who jumped from the windows to try to escape. Some 90 other people were injured, of whom 11 are in life-threatening condition.
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2010 Nov 14
In Indonesia rescuers digging through several feet of ash discovered nine more bodies on the slopes of Mount Merapi, whose explosive eruption a week ago buried whole villages. Confirmation of more deaths trickled in and the toll from a series of blasts at the volcano rose to at least 250.
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2010 Nov 14
Iranian officials reported that Iran’s Entekhab Industrial Group has signed a contract sealing its acquisition of South Korea's Daewoo Electronics for some $518 million. Daewoo was set up in the 1960s and became one of the biggest companies in the world before it disintegrated in financial disarray in the 1990s. Its shipbuilding and auto units are now independent companies in their own right.
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2010 Nov 14
Israel’s Cabinet approved a proposal to allow 8,000 Ethiopians of Jewish descent to move to the Jewish state. The would-be immigrants are the last recognized members of the Falashmura, a community whose ancestors converted from Judaism to Christianity about 100 years ago.
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2010 Nov 14
Japan and Peru said they have reached an agreement on a free-trade deal. The 21-member Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) group ended their summit in Japan with pledges to press ahead with moves toward freer trade, with an eventual goal of a region-wide free trade zone.
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2010 Nov 14
In Lebanon radical Muslim cleric Omar Bakri Mohammed was arrested at his home in Tripoli two days after a military court sentenced him in absentia to life in prison in a terrorism trial.
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2010 Nov 14
In Mexico a powerful explosion killed five Canadian tourists and two Mexican workers at the 4-year-old Grand Riviera Princess hotel on the posh Riviera Maya. A build up of swamp gas under the foundation was first suspected. Evidence later pointed to a gas line leak.
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2010 Nov 14
In Mexico gunmen burst into a bar called "Desesperados" in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and opened fire, killing five people and wounding nine others. Assailants also killed the Gerardo Ortiz, the Chihuahua state's prisons director, and his son in a second attack in the area. Police in Acapulco found the bound, bullet-ridden bodies of five men on the outskirts of the city. In Guerrero state detectives reported they had found the bodies of two more men buried in a clandestine gave in a coconut grove where 18 bodies had been unearthed last week.
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2010 Nov 14
In army-ruled Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi called for freedom of speech, urged thousands of supporters to stand up for their rights, and indicated she may urge the West to end sanctions.
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2010 Nov 14
A Nigerian army spokesman said its special joint military force has arrested 449 suspected kidnappers in four oil-producing states in the Niger Delta in under 7 weeks. Gunmen attacked an offshore facility operated by Exxon Mobil off the southern coast. 8 people were missing following the raid that knocked out 45,000 barrels per day of condensate production.
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2010 Nov 14
In Pakistan a suicide bomber apparently targeting a militant commander from a rival faction attacked a vegetable market on the Afghan border, wounding 9 people.
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