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What happend on November 16th 2005

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Iraq detainees 'found starving'

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 2:51
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's government begins an inquiry into the alleged abuse of 170 detainees found in an interior ministry building.
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Malawi's vice president summoned

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 3:03
related countries: Malawi Malawi

Malawi Vice President Cassim Chilumpha is summoned to appear in court over corruption allegations.
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Bush lauds 'close friend' Koizumi

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 4:42
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Koizumi

President Bush holds talks with Japanese PM Junichiro Koizumi and praises him for spreading democracy in Asia.
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'Car bomb' blast in Kandahar

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 5:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kandahar

A suspected car bomb has exploded in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, officials say.
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Thai villagers shot dead in raid

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 6:12
related countries: Thailand Thailand

At least nine villagers are killed during a raid by suspected Islamic militants in Thailand's troubled south.
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Virgin Blue profits drop on fuel

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 7:31
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian budget airline Virgin Blue, quarter-owned by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group, sees annual profits dip.
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Cricket: England fall to Pakistan

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 8:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pakistan beat England by 22 runs in the first Test in Multan.
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Pakistan win as England collapse

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 8:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Multan

England lose the first Test by 22 runs as Pakistan bowl them out for 175 in Multan.
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US 'troubled' by Iraq abuse claim

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 8:54
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

The US condemns the alleged abuse of 173 prisoners held by Iraqi security forces in Baghdad.
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US retains hold of the internet

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 9:23
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia, United States United States

The US wins its fight to stay in charge of the internet, as a key UN summit on the net opens in Tunisia.
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Cambodian festival highlights HIV

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 9:42
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

For the first time this year, one of the boats at Cambodia's annual water festival is crewed by people with HIV/Aids.
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Walkway death workers speak out

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 9:48
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Two Italian repairmen explain how they caused an accident which claimed the life of a York tourist in Rome.
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Clarke to extradite Ahmad to US

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 10:25
related countries: United States United States

Charles Clarke decides to order the extradition of Babar Ahmad to the US to face trial on alleged terrorism offences.
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US urges Chinese political reform

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 10:29
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Koizumi

US President George W Bush urges China to allow more political freedoms, as he begins a key Asian tour.
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Dylan to join rock Hall of Fame

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 11:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pink Floyd and Bob Dylan are among the rock legends who will be inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame.
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Fifth Kashmir border point opens

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 11:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India
related places: Kashmir

India and Pakistan open a fifth crossing on the Line of Control in Kashmir to help earthquake victims.
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US used white phosphorus in Iraq

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 11:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The Pentagon confirms US troops used white phosphorus bombs against enemy fighters in the Iraqi city of Falluja.
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Football: Australia in World Cup

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 11:46
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay

Australia beat Uruguay 4-2 on penalties after an aggregate 1-1 draw in their World Cup qualifying play-off.
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Ex-Bosnian army chief acquitted

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 11:51
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Former Bosnian Army commander Sefer Halilovic is cleared of claims he was responsible for the killings of civilians.
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Uganda opponent charge 'made up'

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 11:52
related countries: Uganda Uganda

The case against Uganda's opposition leader goes to the High Court as his wife says the charges are trumped up.
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Jordan king names new court staff

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 12:05
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Jordan's king sacks his royal court chief and names a new security adviser after last week's suicide bombings.
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Islamic group 'wins Egypt seats'

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 12:27
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The Muslim Brotherhood says it has won at least 33 seats in the first round of national assembly elections in Egypt.
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Dominican boxer killed in brawl

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 12:35
related countries: Dominican Republic Dominican Republic, Dominica Dominica

A former boxing champion from the Dominican Republic is shot after refusing to let a man dance with his girlfriend.
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Indonesia election chief on trial

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 12:36
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

The head of Indonesia's election commission goes on trial charged with corruption related to a 2004 poll.
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Inquiry into Liberia poll results

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 13:04
related countries: Liberia Liberia

A probe begins in Liberia into fraud claims made by George Weah, as election protests are banned.
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US to cut Katrina hotel payments

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 15:00
related countries: United States United States

US authorities say they will stop paying hotel bills for thousands of families made homeless by hurricanes.
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Iraq probes US phosphorus weapons

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 15:02
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Iraq investigates the US use of white phosphorus as a weapon in Falluja, a minister tells the BBC.
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Kazemi killing acquittal upheld

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 15:34
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's appeals court upholds its acquittal of an intelligence agent accused of the murder of journalist Zahra Kazemi.
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Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 15:47
related countries: Italy Italy

Thousands of demonstrators march through a valley in Italy to protest against a planned high-speed rail link.
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Iraq Sunnis demand abuse probe

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 16:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Iraq's main Sunni party calls for an international inquiry into the alleged abuse of 173 prisoners in Baghdad.
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Senate to quiz Brazilian minister

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 16:49
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Botswana Botswana

Brazil's Finance Minister, Antonio Palocci, is to testify before the Senate over corruption allegations.
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Tsunami warning system under way

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 16:51
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

The first stage in the installation of a tsunami early-warning system gets under way off the Indonesian coast.
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Armed men disrupt Ugandan court

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 17:06
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Mysterious gunmen disrupt a bail hearing for Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye at the High Court.
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Swiss order release of seized art

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 17:52
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow, Pushkin

Swiss authorities order the release of Russian paintings seized in a row over an alleged debt owed to a firm.
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Colombians flee rumbling volcano

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 18:02
related countries: Colombia Colombia

At least 7,500 people are ordered to leave their homes near a volcano in Colombia amid fears it will erupt.
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Kandahar suicide bomb kills four

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 18:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kandahar

Afghan officials warn of an al-Qaeda link as a suicide bomber kills himself and three others in Kandahar.
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China has first bird flu fatality

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 18:14
related countries: China China

China confirms a woman has died of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu - one of its first two cases of the disease.
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Four dead in Kashmir bomb attack

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 18:16
related countries: India India
related places: Srinagar

A car bomb that police say was aimed at a former state minister kills four in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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Drugs charges for Guatemala tsar

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 19:10
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala, United States United States

Guatemala's top anti-drug investigator and two other officials are indicted in the US on drug-trafficking charges.
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Five US troops die in Iraq battle

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 19:22
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Five US marines die in a firefight close to the Iraq-Syria border, as an offensive against insurgents continues.
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Italy Senate passes reform bill

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 19:24
related countries: Italy Italy

A bill making the first major changes to Italy's constitution since the fall of fascism gets final approval in parliament.
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Pakistan 'needs $5.2bn quake aid'

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 19:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan says it needs at least $5.2bn to recover from last month's quake ahead of a key donors meeting.
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Football: Switzerland beat Turkey

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 20:17
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Switzerland edge past Turkey on the away goals rule to reach the World Cup finals.
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France extends laws to curb riots

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 20:57
related countries: France France

The French parliament approves a three-month extension of emergency laws aimed at curbing riots.
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Afghan attacks 'may be al-Qaeda'

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 22:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Afghan defence minister blames foreigners for suicide attacks, and points to possible al-Qaeda involvement.
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Iran 'resumes uranium processing'

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 23:28
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran starts processing uranium into a gas that can be enriched into nuclear bomb material, diplomats say.
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Activists condemn Putin's Russia

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 23:35
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian activists accuse President Putin of suppressing dissent and call on the West to put pressure on him.
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Heavy-lift Ariane flies skyward

Wednesday 16th of November 2005, 23:57
related countries: France France, French Guiana French Guiana
related places: Kourou

Europe's most powerful rocket - the Ariane 5-ECA - has launched from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana.
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