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What happend on April 21st 2006

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Friday 21st of April 2006, 0:42
related countries: United States United States

The FBI found no 9/11 link between Zacarias Moussaoui and "shoe bomber" Richard Reid, a US court hears.
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China reports 12th bird flu death

Friday 21st of April 2006, 2:28
related countries: China China

A migrant worker in central China becomes the 12th person to die from bird flu in the country.
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Bush presses China over currency

Friday 21st of April 2006, 2:52
related countries: China China

President Bush meets Hu Jintao at the White House, where a protester interrupts the Chinese leader's speech.
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Pakistan 'kills al-Qaeda suspect'

Friday 21st of April 2006, 6:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan security forces say a suspected senior al-Qaeda militant has died in a gun battle on the Afghan border.
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African Union team to visit Chad

Friday 21st of April 2006, 7:00
related countries: Chad Chad

An African Union team is to go to Chad for talks with the government and opposition after recent violence.
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Premature births raise concerns

Friday 21st of April 2006, 7:13
related countries: Denmark Denmark, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Danish research highlights a rise in preterm deliveries - prompting a warning from UK doctors.
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Australia beefs up Solomons force

Friday 21st of April 2006, 7:18
related countries: Aruba Aruba

More Australian troops are leaving for the Solomons after two days of rioting against the new prime minister.
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Deadly fire at Moscow University

Friday 21st of April 2006, 8:35
related countries: Russia Russia

Two students die and at least four are injured after fire sweeps through a dormitory at Moscow State University.
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Belgium passes gay adoption law

Friday 21st of April 2006, 8:45
related countries: Belgium Belgium

The Belgian parliament grants homosexual couples the right to adopt children.
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Two held over German race attack

Friday 21st of April 2006, 8:49
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Germany Germany

German police detain two men over a brutal attack which left an Ethiopia-born man fighting for his life.
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Iran launches Islamic dress drive

Friday 21st of April 2006, 8:52
related countries: Iran Iran

Iranian women who breach the country's strict Islamic dress code could face fines under a new crackdown.
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German unions set strike deadline

Friday 21st of April 2006, 9:43
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Last

Last-ditch pay talks are being held in Germany to try and avoid potential strike action by engineering workers.
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China close to being top spammer

Friday 21st of April 2006, 10:01
related countries: United States United States, China China

China is close to overtaking the US as the top source of junk e-mail messages, figures show.
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Darfur crisis 'as bad as ever'

Friday 21st of April 2006, 10:27
related countries: Sudan Sudan

The humanitarian situation in Sudan's war-torn Darfur region is as bad as in 2004, the top UN aid official says.
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F1: Schumacher sets pace

Friday 21st of April 2006, 11:32
related countries: San Marino San Marino

Fernando Alonso sets the fastest time in Friday's second free practice session for the San Marino Grand Prix.
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Eritrea food aid 'may be rotting'

Friday 21st of April 2006, 11:45
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea

Food aid donated to drought-hit Eritrea may be rotting in warehouses, diplomats and aid officials warn.
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Iran sanctions 'depend on proof'

Friday 21st of April 2006, 11:48
related countries: Iran Iran, Russia Russia

Russia rules out sanctions against Iran without proof that its nuclear programme is not peaceful.
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Israel 'could occupy Gaza again'

Friday 21st of April 2006, 11:52
related countries: Israel Israel

An Israeli general says Israel will consider re-occupying Gaza, if Palestinian militants continue firing rockets.
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Gunmen kill police in Afghanistan

Friday 21st of April 2006, 12:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Suspected Taleban militants kill six Afghan policemen and a US soldier in separate attacks in Afghanistan.
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Nepali king faces mass protests

Friday 21st of April 2006, 12:47
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters take to the streets of Nepal's capital, as the king addresses the nation.
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Castaway 'was thrown overboard'

Friday 21st of April 2006, 13:01
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Norway Norway
related places: A

A man found floating on a raft between Denmark and Norway says he was thrown overboard from a ship.
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Iraq Shia alliance to vote on PM

Friday 21st of April 2006, 13:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's largest parliamentary bloc is to vote on a candidate for prime minister, hoping to break months of deadlock.
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Egypt invites Israeli PM to visit

Friday 21st of April 2006, 14:25
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Israel Israel
related places: Cairo

Egypt's President Mubarak invites interim Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to visit Cairo, Israeli officials say.
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No progress in Seoul-Tokyo talks

Friday 21st of April 2006, 15:30
related countries: South Korea South Korea, Japan Japan
related places: Seoul

No progress is made in emergency talks between South Korea and Japan over disputed territory.
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Nigeria to pay off foreign debts

Friday 21st of April 2006, 15:33
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, France France

Nigeria is to repay $6.4bn in debt, becoming the first African nation to settle with its official lenders.
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Abbas blocks Hamas force

Friday 21st of April 2006, 15:50
related countries: Israel Israel

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas blocks a decision by Hamas to form a new security force.
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Fourteen dead in French Guiana

Friday 21st of April 2006, 16:12
related countries: France France, French Guiana French Guiana

Twelve children are among 14 people found dead in a remote French Guiana village.
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Zimbabwe 'asks farmers to return'

Friday 21st of April 2006, 16:53
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's white farmers say they have been invited to apply for land seized previously by the government.
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Violence hits Sri Lanka port town

Friday 21st of April 2006, 17:09
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Three policemen and a civilian are killed as violence continues in north-east Sri Lanka, officials say.
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Former Brazil football coach dies

Friday 21st of April 2006, 17:35
related countries: Brazil Brazil

The former coach of Brazil's national football team, Tele Santana, dies at the age of 74.
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Migrants march for Belgian asylum

Friday 21st of April 2006, 17:43
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Hundreds of asylum seekers stage a protest march in Brussels against plans to tighten asylum procedures.
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Polish forces 'may stay in Iraq'

Friday 21st of April 2006, 18:20
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Poland Poland

Poland may not pull its forces out of Iraq at the end of the year as planned, its defence minister tells the BBC.
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Iraqi Shia bloc names PM choice

Friday 21st of April 2006, 19:37
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's largest Shia alliance names its choice for prime minister, potentially clearing a major political stumbling block.
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Nepal king yields to protesters

Friday 21st of April 2006, 19:47
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Nepal's King Gyanendra vows to "return power to the people" in an attempt to end mass protests.
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US police 'foil attack on school'

Friday 21st of April 2006, 22:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Columbine, Kansas

Police in Kansas say they have foiled a school attack on the anniversary of the Columbine massacre.
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Missile exports to Iran alarm US

Friday 21st of April 2006, 22:45
related countries: Russia Russia, Iran Iran, United States United States

Washington asks Russia to reconsider selling Iran anti-aircraft missiles as the nuclear row goes on.
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Hu heckler on harassment charge

Friday 21st of April 2006, 23:13
related countries: China China

A woman appears in court in Washington after heckling Chinese President Hu Jintao at the White House.
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