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What happend on April 20th 2006

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UK stag revellers 'should pay'

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 0:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britons on stag and hen parties abroad should have to pay if they ask diplomats for help, say MPs.
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Chinese leader tours Boeing plant

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 0:41
related countries: United States United States, China China
related places: Seattle

Chinese President Hu Jintao visits the US Boeing plant near Seattle, ahead of talks with President Bush.
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Venezuela quits Andean trade bloc

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 2:18
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says his country is leaving the Andean Community of Nations.
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E Timor police 'torture suspects'

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 4:26
related countries: East Timor East Timor

Human Rights Watch says it has heard many accounts of torture and beatings by police in East Timor.
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Berlusconi unbowed by poll ruling

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 4:47
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy's prime minister refuses to concede in the general election despite a Supreme Court ruling against his bloc.
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Norwegian envoy in rebel talks

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 5:05
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, Norway Norway

Norway's special envoy to Sri Lanka is due to hold talks with the Tamil Tigers to attend peace talks in Geneva.
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Bangladesh strike disrupts life

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 6:18
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Dhaka

A day-long strike called by opposition parties in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, disrupts normal life.
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Cricket: Easy victory for Aussies

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 6:26
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Australia thrash Bangladesh by an innings and 80 runs to complete a 2-0 series whitewash.
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India bus crash leaves 13 dead

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 7:00
related countries: India India
related places: At

At least 13 people are killed after a bus falls into a gorge in northern India, police say.
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Castro marks Bay of Pigs victory

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 7:18
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States

Cuba holds a ceremony to mark the 45th anniversary of its defeat of a US-trained invasion force at the Bay of Pigs.
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New Guantanamo list released

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 7:34
related countries: United States United States

The US releases the most comprehensive list yet of terror suspects being held at Guantanamo Bay.
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Russian blaze kills 11 builders

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 7:41
related countries: Russia Russia

Eleven construction workers die and four are injured in a fire at a building site near the Russian capital.
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Probe reveals more Kenyan graft

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 8:10
related countries: Kenya Kenya

An official Kenyan audit says officials have paid hugely inflated prices for military and security equipment.
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Indian student stabbed in Russia

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 9:04
related countries: India India, Russia Russia

A student from India is stabbed St Petersburg - the latest in a series of apparently racist attacks.
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Kenya outrage at HIV boy killing

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 9:12
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Hundreds of people march through the Kenyan capital to protest at the brutal killing of an HIV-positive boy.
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Chinese leader set to meet Bush

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 10:05
related countries: China China

Chinese President Hu Jintao is in Washington for talks with George W Bush expected to focus on trade ties.
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Gazprom warns EU to let it grow

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 10:08
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian energy giant Gazprom, one of Europe's main gas suppliers, warns against moves to block its expansion.
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Darfur 'too deadly for aid work'

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 10:51
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Fighting has made it impossible to reach large areas of the Sudanese region of Darfur, the Red Cross says.
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Algeria leader in French hospital

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 10:52
related countries: France France, Algeria Algeria

Algeria's President Bouteflika has gone back to France for a medical check-up after surgery late last year.
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Mid-East executions condemned

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 11:15
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Iran Iran

Amnesty International says Iran executed 94 people in 2005, while 86 were executed in Saudi Arabia.
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Mexican priest 'chopped up lover'

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 11:25
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A Mexican priest confesses to strangling the mother of his lovechild, and chopping up her body, authorities say.
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India bus accidents leave 64 dead

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 11:51
related countries: India India
related places: At

At least 64 people are killed after buses plunge off roads in two separate accidents in northern India, police say.
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Nigerian militant car bomb attack

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 12:01
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Port Harcourt

Nigerian oil militants claim responsibility for exploding a car bomb at an army barracks in Port Harcourt.
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Pakistani troops die in 'ambush'

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 12:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Militants kill seven paramilitary troops in an ambush in the restive North Waziristan tribal area, officials say.
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Fears of fresh Solomons violence

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 12:34
related countries: Solomon Islands Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands swear in its new prime minister, whose appointment sparked two days of rioting.
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Iraqi PM tries to break deadlock

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 12:42
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's Ibrahim Jaafari refers his nomination as PM back to the main Shia coalition, to end months of political wrangling.
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Nigeria to settle Paris Club debt

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 13:49
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, France France

Nigeria will repay $6.4bn in debt on Friday, becoming the first African nation to settle with its official lenders.
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Police fire on mass Nepal protest

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 13:53
related countries: Nepal Nepal
related places: Kathmandu

Nepalese security forces open fire on protesters in the capital, killing at least three people, hospital sources say.
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Uganda treason witness 'is sick'

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 15:32
related countries: Uganda Uganda

The star witness in the trial of Uganda's opposition leader appears in court, scotching reports she had fled.
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Egypt judges in election protest

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 16:51
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian judges protest against the government's decision to prosecute two senior colleagues.
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Rain aggravates Danube floods

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 17:16
related countries: Romania Romania, Bulgaria Bulgaria

Torrential rain brings more woe to thousands hit by floods along the Danube in Romania and Bulgaria.
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Tamil Tigers call off peace talks

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 17:52
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels pull out of peace talks in Switzerland next week following a surge in violence.
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US anti-war grandmothers on trial

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 19:37
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Eighteen women who call themselves the "Granny Peace Brigade" go on trial for their protest against the Iraq war.
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Football: Steaua beat Boro

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 19:39
related countries: Romania Romania

Mark Schwarzer is Middlesbrough's hero as they limit Steaua Bucharest to a one-goal lead in their Uefa Cup semi final.
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Oil scales fresh peak in London

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 19:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Oil prices hit a new high in London before easing, on persistent fears that demand will squeeze global supplies.
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Pakistan Taleban vow more attacks

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 20:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

The head of the Taleban in Pakistan pledges more attacks in Afghanistan, in a rare interview with the BBC.
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UN condemns Nepal rally killings

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 21:25
related countries: Nepal Nepal

UN human rights experts condemn Nepal's security forces after three protesters die at anti-monarchy rallies.
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Police decapitated in Acapulco

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 21:49
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Acapulco

The decapitated bodies of two Mexican policemen are found in Acapulco as a war against drug gangs rages.
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US detains 1,200 illegal migrants

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 21:51
related countries: United States United States

The US arrests almost 1,200 alleged illegal immigrant workers in what officials say is the largest raid of its kind.
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'Mafia boss' ignores questioning

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 23:04
related countries: Italy Italy

Alleged Mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano refuses to answer questions by Italian prosecutors.
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Aviation legend dies in crash

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 23:34
related countries: United States United States

Scott Crossfield, the first person to fly at twice the speed of sound, dies aged 84 in a plane crash
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US recognises Prodi poll victory

Thursday 20th of April 2006, 23:42
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States

The US State Department says it looks forward to working with Romano Prodi following Italy's disputed election.
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