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What happend on April 18th 2006

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Dozens killed in Mexico bus crash

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 1:30
related countries: Mexico Mexico

An overcrowded bus crashes into a ravine en route to Veracruz in eastern Mexico, killing 57 people.
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Crisis as Vietnam Communists meet

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 1:42
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnam's Communists open their 10th congress, with a corruption scandal causing widespread anxiety.
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US warns Hamas over Israel blast

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 1:49
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: Tel Aviv

The US warns the Hamas-led Palestinian government not to defend "terrorist acts" after nine are killed in Tel Aviv.
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Iran fears drive oil to new high

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 2:16
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Crude oil prices rise to a new high, as markets continue to fret about the idea of US attacks on Iran.
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Rural killings marked in Brazil

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 3:17
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Thousands of Brazilians gather to mark the 10th anniversary of the killing of 19 land rights protesters.
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Indonesian passenger ferry sinks

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 7:35
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

All but one of 60 people on a ferry that sank off the east coast of Indonesia have survived, officials say.
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Surprise at Indian rates freeze

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 7:38
related countries: India India

India's central bank keeps short-term interest rates at 5.5%, surprising economists who had expected a rise.
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Swollen Danube reaches Ukraine

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 8:34
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Flood defences are hastily fortified in Ukraine - the latest country to be hit by the Danube flood wave.
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Malawi threatens street vendors

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 8:41
related countries: Malawi Malawi

Malawi says it will use soldiers to enforce Tuesday's deadline for all traders to leave the streets.
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New PM chosen by Solomon Islands

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 8:43
related countries: Solomon Islands Solomon Islands

Solomon Island MPs elect a new Prime Minister, Snyder Rini, sparking protests from supporters of his rival.
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China blocks Sudan sanctions

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 9:14
related countries: Russia Russia, Sudan Sudan, China China

Russia and China say they will oppose UN sanctions against Sudanese officials accused over the violence in Darfur.
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Cricket: Gillespie boosts Aussies

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 9:20
related countries: Australia Australia, Bangladesh Bangladesh

Night-watchman Jason Gillespie makes a Test century as Australia reach 364-3 against Bangladesh.
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Hamas faces fresh world pressure

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 10:04
related countries: Israel Israel, Japan Japan

Hamas faces international censure after a suicide bomb attack in Israel, as Japan cuts new aid to the Palestinians.
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Civilians injured 'by US forces'

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 10:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Six

Six people are injured in eastern Afghanistan, reportedly by American forces.
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Kenya police move against raiders

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 10:28
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Ethiopia Ethiopia

Kenya deploys extra security forces along its border with Ethiopia following several deadly cattle raids.
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Vietnam party 'to tackle graft'

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 10:40
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

The ruling Communist Party begins its five-yearly policy meeting by promising a crackdown on corruption.
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SA phone charges 'hamper growth'

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 11:18
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Telecommunications costs in South Africa are too high, reducing economic growth, a report says.
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Effort on to save Sri Lanka talks

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 11:29
related countries: Norway Norway, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Norway's special envoy to Sri Lanka arrives to try to persuade the Tamil Tigers to attend peace talks in Geneva.
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Hurricane papers scoop Pulitzers

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 11:57
related countries: United States United States

Two US newspapers from the area hit by Hurricane Katrina win Pulitzer Prizes for their coverage of the disaster.
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Dino may have been pack hunter

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 11:59
related countries: Argentina Argentina

One of the biggest of the meat-eating dinosaurs may have hunted in packs, say experts in Argentina.
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Japanese soldier found in Ukraine

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 12:05
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Japan Japan

A former Japanese soldier who disappeared after WWII and was declared dead has turned up alive in Ukraine.
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Cafe blast kills six in Baghdad

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 12:09
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

A bomb near a cafe in the Iraqi capital kills four civilians and two policemen while more than 20 are injured.
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Ukraine rivals 'plan to team up'

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 12:12
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's ex-PM says her former Orange Revolution ally, the president, plans to form an alliance with his arch-rival.
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Ugandan army closes camps

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 12:13
related countries: Uganda Uganda

The Ugandan army says it has begun sending home people who fled rebel attacks from northern camps.
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Georgia to cut migrants' benefits

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 12:23
related countries: Georgia Georgia, United States United States

The US state of Georgia is to cut state benefits for illegal immigrants from 2007 as part of a crackdown.
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Arrests over Egyptian faith riots

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 12:48
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Alexandria

Fifty-two people are detained in Egypt over their alleged involvement in religious violence in Alexandria.
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Iran's leader warns 'aggressors'

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 14:38
related countries: Iran Iran, Germany Germany

Iran's president stays defiant as key UN Security Council members and Germany mull the nuclear stand-off.
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Rebels 'will not delay' Chad poll

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 15:08
related countries: Chad Chad

Chad will hold presidential polls next month despite last week's rebel attack on the capital, President Deby says.
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Six injured in Solomon protests

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 15:27
related countries: Solomon Islands Solomon Islands, Aruba Aruba

Six Australian police officers are injured in the Solomon Islands in protests over election results, reports say.
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Kenya 'gulag' book wins US prize

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 15:35
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A book about alleged British atrocities against Kenyan independence fighters wins a Pulitzer Prize.
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Deadly bird flu spreads to Sudan

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 15:48
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Sudanese officials confirm the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus is present in poultry in the country.
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Peugeot closes its UK factory

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 16:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Car company Peugeot announces plans to close its Warwickshire car plant next year.
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'Officials held' in Nepal protest

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 16:50
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Police in Nepal arrest officials for demonstrating against King Gyanendra inside the Home Ministry, officials say.
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Saudi arrests over foiled attack

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 16:52
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Five people are arrested in Saudi Arabia suspected of involvement in a foiled attack on an oil facility in February.
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Garang's death is blamed on pilot

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 17:05
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Pilot error was to blame for the helicopter crash which killed ex-Sudanese rebel leader John Garang, an investigation says.
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Defiant Mugabe warns opposition

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 17:58
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe uses his Independence Day address to send a stern warning to his opponents.
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US trade chief set for new role

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 18:02
related countries: United States United States

President George W Bush nominates US trade representative Rob Portman as his new budget director.
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Bush vow on Hariri murder probe

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 18:07
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

President Bush pledges to help bring to justice those behind the killing of former Lebanese PM Rafik Hariri.
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Zacarias Moussaoui 'mentally ill'

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 18:33
related countries: United States United States

Zacarias Moussaoui is a paranoid schizophrenic, the defence in his sentencing trial in the US says.
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Bush defends embattled Rumsfeld

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 18:58
related countries: United States United States

US President George W Bush backs Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld against calls for him to resign.
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Bush keeps Iran military option

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 20:01
related countries: Iran Iran

President George W Bush says all options are "on the table" to prevent Iran developing nuclear weapons.
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Oil soars to $71 on nuclear row

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 20:08
related countries: Iran Iran

Oil hits a record price of $71.60 a barrel, above 2005's post-Katrina high, on fears of a nuclear standoff with Iran.
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Pakistan ease to win over India

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 20:10
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Abu Dhabi

An unbeaten 71 from Younis Khan steers Pakistan to a six-wicket win over India in Abu Dhabi.
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BBC man 'was unlawfully killed'

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 20:11
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A BBC cameraman was "unlawfully killed" while filming in Saudi Arabia, a London coroner rules.
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Fed hints at end to US rate rises

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 20:18
related countries: United States United States

The US Federal Reserve hints that its policy of raising interest rates could be approaching an end.
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New rules drag on Yahoo earnings

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 22:45
related countries: United States United States

Internet giant Yahoo reports a drop in first-quarter earnings to $160m, following changes to US accounting rules.
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Germany to open Holocaust archive

Tuesday 18th of April 2006, 22:56
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany agrees to open up a huge archive of Nazi records on concentration camp inmates and slave labourers.
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