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What happend on April 16th 2006

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Violence in Iraq claims 11 lives

Sunday 16th of April 2006, 0:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

At least 11 people are killed in violence across Iraq, including a British soldier in the southern city of Basra.
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Rumsfeld resignation row simmers

Sunday 16th of April 2006, 3:52
related countries: United States United States

Two more US generals enter the row over whether Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld should quit.
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China calls for talks with Taiwan

Sunday 16th of April 2006, 4:10
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, China China

Chinese President Hu Jintao calls for talks between China and Taiwan to take place as soon as possible.
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China worried over pace of growth

Sunday 16th of April 2006, 9:26
related countries: China China

Chinese President Hu Jintao voices concern about the rapid speed of the country's economic development.
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'Taleban killed' in fresh clashes

Sunday 16th of April 2006, 9:47
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Fourteen Taleban militants are killed or injured after raiding police posts in southern Afghanistan, police say.
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Easter Rising parades take place

Sunday 16th of April 2006, 10:12
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Dublin

Republicans across Northern Ireland commemorate the 90th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising.
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Pope calls for end to Iran crisis

Sunday 16th of April 2006, 11:15
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Pope Benedict XVI urges a negotiated solution to the Iran nuclear crisis in his traditional Easter message.
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Cricket: Trio put Aussies on top

Sunday 16th of April 2006, 12:16
related countries: Australia Australia, Bangladesh Bangladesh

Jason Gillespie, Stuart MacGill and Shane Warne all take three wickets as Australia dismiss Bangladesh for 197 on the first day of the second Test.
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Car bomb explodes in Iraqi town

Sunday 16th of April 2006, 12:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq

At least eight people are feared dead and 20 injured after a car bomb explodes in the Iraqi town of Mahmoudiya.
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Nepal protests hit tourist area

Sunday 16th of April 2006, 14:00
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Anti-royal protests in Nepal spread to the capital's tourist district, as opposition parties call for a tax boycott.
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Easter Rising parades take place

Sunday 16th of April 2006, 14:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Republicans across Northern Ireland commemorate the 90th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising.
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Yacht in pirate scare near Yemen

Sunday 16th of April 2006, 14:19
related countries: Yemen Yemen, United States United States
related places: Gulf

A US-registered sailing boat sends an SOS after spotting armed people in the Gulf.
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Sectarian tensions flare in Egypt

Sunday 16th of April 2006, 14:43
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Alexandria

Coptic Christians and Muslims clash for a third day in Alexandria, after a Coptic worshipper was killed.
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Cycling: Schleck's shock win

Sunday 16th of April 2006, 14:52
related countries: Luxembourg Luxembourg

Luxembourg's Frank Schleck upsets the big names to win the Amstel Gold Race.
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Cricket: Oram turns tide for Kiwis

Sunday 16th of April 2006, 15:36
related countries: South Africa South Africa, New Zealand New Zealand

Jacob Oram hits a superb 133 as New Zealand recover from 89-6 to post 327 in reply to South Africa's 276 in the first Test.
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Iran pledges $50m Palestinian aid

Sunday 16th of April 2006, 15:59
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran says it will donate $50m to help fund the Palestinian Authority, after the withdrawal of Western aid.
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'Many hurt' in Turkey explosion

Sunday 16th of April 2006, 17:47
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

Thirty people are injured in an explosion near a cafe in a suburb of Istanbul, Turkish police say.
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Israelis detain top Hamas deputy

Sunday 16th of April 2006, 18:21
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli police briefly arrest senior MP Mohammed Abu Teir and several other Hamas members in East Jerusalem.
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Istanbul blast leaves 31 injured

Sunday 16th of April 2006, 20:34
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

Thirty-one people are injured in a suspected bomb blast in a suburb of Istanbul, Turkish police say.
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Monaco's ruler reaches North Pole

Sunday 16th of April 2006, 21:06
related countries: Monaco Monaco

Prince Albert of Monaco reaches the North Pole on his trip to raise awareness of global warming.
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Iraq towns rocked by new violence

Sunday 16th of April 2006, 21:20
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Deadly attacks take place across Iraq, as a session of parliament is delayed amid continued political paralysis.
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Canada has new mad cow case

Sunday 16th of April 2006, 21:47
related countries: Canada Canada, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Canada confirms a new case of mad cow disease in the western province of British Columbia.
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Balkans battle rising floodwaters

Sunday 16th of April 2006, 22:06
related countries: Romania Romania

Tens of thousands of people across flooded south-east Europe prepare for the worst as rivers continue to swell.
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US kills seven Afghan civilians

Sunday 16th of April 2006, 22:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US military admits killing seven civilians during a battle with insurgents in Afghanistan.
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Four killed in Greek train crash

Sunday 16th of April 2006, 22:28
related countries: Greece Greece

At least four people are killed and many more injured as a train hits a truck and derails in northern Greece.
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