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What happend on April 28th 2006

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Polish parties in coalition deal

Friday 28th of April 2006, 1:17
related countries: Poland Poland

Poland's conservative minority government agrees a coalition deal with smaller parties, but still without a majority.
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China releases panda to the wild

Friday 28th of April 2006, 3:10
related countries: China China

A research centre in China releases a giant panda bred in captivity into the wild for the first time.
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Colombia ex-head's sister killed

Friday 28th of April 2006, 4:30
related countries: Colombia Colombia

The sister of former Colombian President Cesar Gaviria is killed during an apparent kidnapping attempt.
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Prince Harry's Lesotho launch

Friday 28th of April 2006, 4:41
related countries: Lesotho Lesotho

Prince Harry vows to carry on his mother's work in the fight against Aids, through a Lesotho charity for orphans.
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Japan boosted by consumer data

Friday 28th of April 2006, 6:14
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan is showing signs of economic recovery that could foreshadow an interest rate hike in the coming months.
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Musharraf 'not poodle of the US'

Friday 28th of April 2006, 7:04
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf denies he is fighting terrorism on behalf of the US and Britain.
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Shakira sweeps Latin Billboards

Friday 28th of April 2006, 8:18
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombian singer Shakira collects six prizes at the annual Latin Billboard Music Awards.
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Cholera kills hundreds in Angola

Friday 28th of April 2006, 8:29
related countries: Angola Angola

Cholera has killed 900 people in Angola in the past 10 weeks, aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres says.
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Mystery armed men arrive in CAR

Friday 28th of April 2006, 8:50
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

A plane lands illegally in Central African Republic, carrying around 50 armed men, a minister tells the BBC.
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'Many drown' in Tanzania sinking

Friday 28th of April 2006, 8:57
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania, Seychelles Seychelles

At least 27 people are feared to have drowned in Tanzania, when their boat capsized on Lake Victoria.
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Yell snaps up Spanish rival TPI

Friday 28th of April 2006, 9:13
related countries: Spain Spain

Directory publishing group Yell is to buy a majority stake in Spanish phone directory firm TPI.
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Indian police 'kill nine rebels'

Friday 28th of April 2006, 9:14
related countries: India India

Nine Maoist rebels are killed in a major clash with police in the state of Andhra Pradesh, southern India, officials say.
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Japan backs 'patriotic teaching'

Friday 28th of April 2006, 9:29
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Yasukuni

Japan's Cabinet supports a bill that will encourage teachers to instil patriotism and respect for tradition in their students.
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Cricket: Aussie back-ups triumph

Friday 28th of April 2006, 9:41
related countries: Australia Australia, Bangladesh Bangladesh

Debutant Mark Cosgrove hits 74 off 69 balls as an experimental Australia side beats Bangladesh by nine wickets.
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Solzhenitsyn warns of Nato plot

Friday 28th of April 2006, 9:44
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn accuses Nato of trying to control Russia.
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US marines face rape charge

Friday 28th of April 2006, 9:59
related countries: Philippines Philippines, United States United States

Four US marines appear in court in the Philippines charged with raping a local woman.
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Violence erupts at E Timor rally

Friday 28th of April 2006, 10:27
related countries: East Timor East Timor

At least two people are killed and several hurt as a rally by sacked soldiers in East Timor turns violent.
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Darfur food rations cut in half

Friday 28th of April 2006, 11:07
related countries: Sudan Sudan

The UN is cutting in half its daily rations in Sudan's war-torn Darfur region due to a severe funding shortfall.
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India probe sparks shares slump

Friday 28th of April 2006, 11:26
related countries: India India

Indian shares briefly plummet as regulators crack down on brokers and banks after alleged market irregularities.
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Thai court suspends by-elections

Friday 28th of April 2006, 11:37
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand suspends Saturday's by-elections, but top judges are yet to rule on the validity of the initial poll.
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Work starts on Russian pipeline

Friday 28th of April 2006, 11:54
related countries: Russia Russia

Work begins on a new oil pipeline linking Siberia to the Pacific days after it was rerouted from Lake Baikal.
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Chirac calls for Palestinian aid

Friday 28th of April 2006, 12:01
related countries: France France

French President Jacques Chirac says aid to Palestinians must continue, amid warnings of iminent disaster.
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Dead US miners' air kits 'failed'

Friday 28th of April 2006, 12:07
related countries: United States United States

The sole survivor of a US mine disaster in January says vital oxygen bags did not work - a charge denied by officials.
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Thirty die in Iraqi city battle

Friday 28th of April 2006, 13:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The city of Baquba is put under curfew after fighting kills 21 Iraqi insurgents, seven soldiers and two civilians.
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Five deny UK bomb plot charges

Friday 28th of April 2006, 13:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Five men plead not guilty at the Old Bailey over the alleged London bombing attempts on 21 July.
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Villagers' fears of nuclear waste

Friday 28th of April 2006, 13:52
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Villagers in northern Pakistan say their lives are being put at risk by nuclear waste dumped in their area.
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US mine denies survivor's charge

Friday 28th of April 2006, 14:11
related countries: United States United States

The operator of a US mine where 12 men died in January denies allegations that vital oxygen bags did not work.
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Hyundai boss arrested in S Korea

Friday 28th of April 2006, 14:43
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korean police arrest the boss of Hyundai Motor Group, Chung Mong-Koo, on embezzlement charges.
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Big growth spurt for US economy

Friday 28th of April 2006, 15:02
related countries: United States United States

The US economy roars ahead in the first quarter of 2006, growing at its fastest rate in two and a half years.
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Cricket: New Zealand on top

Friday 28th of April 2006, 15:29
related countries: South Africa South Africa, New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Cape Town

Stephen Fleming makes 262 as New Zealand reach 535-8 at the close against South Africa in Cape Town.
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EU warns Serbia on Mladic arrest

Friday 28th of April 2006, 15:32
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

The EU says it will halt talks on closer ties with Serbia if war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic is not detained soon.
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Norway in Sri Lanka talks appeal

Friday 28th of April 2006, 15:35
related countries: Norway Norway, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Norway's chief mediator to Sri Lanka urges the Tamil Tigers and the government to resume peace talks.
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Israel vows 'swift' border work

Friday 28th of April 2006, 15:36
related countries: Israel Israel

The incoming Israeli cabinet will meet swiftly to draw Israel's final borders, under a new coalition accord.
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Nepal MPs begin historic session

Friday 28th of April 2006, 15:42
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Nepal's parliament meets for the first time in four years but the new prime minister is too ill to attend.
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Polish foreign minister resigns

Friday 28th of April 2006, 16:06
related countries: Poland Poland

Poland's foreign minister quits as a populist Eurosceptic party is set to join the government.
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Dead dolphins found in Zanzibar

Friday 28th of April 2006, 16:23
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, India India

Experts say the death of more than 200 dolphins found on Zanzibar's beaches is a mystery.
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DR Congo anger at Uganda 'raid'

Friday 28th of April 2006, 16:27
related countries: Uganda Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The DR Congo accuses Ugandan troops of illegally crossing onto its territory - charges denied by Uganda.
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Guatemala troops to tackle gangs

Friday 28th of April 2006, 16:54
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

Guatemala's president says more security forces will be deployed across the country to combat gang violence.
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US says Iran top terror sponsor

Friday 28th of April 2006, 16:55
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Iran is the most active state sponsor of terrorism, a US government review of global terrorism argues.
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Bush in Spanish US anthem row

Friday 28th of April 2006, 17:04
related countries: United States United States, Spain Spain

George Bush enters a row over a Spanish version of the US national anthem featuring Wyclef Jean.
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Football: Scolari shuns England

Friday 28th of April 2006, 17:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Luiz Felipe Scolari appears to rule himself out of taking over as England coach in a stunning announcement.
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US war costs 'could hit $811bn'

Friday 28th of April 2006, 17:36
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Afghanistan Afghanistan, Vietnam Vietnam, United States United States

New estimates suggest the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan could cost the US $811bn - more than Vietnam.
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US sprinter charged with fraud

Friday 28th of April 2006, 18:44
related countries: United States United States

Former US sprint star Tim Montgomery is arrested in connection with a $5m bank fraud, prosecutors say.
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Clashes at Poland gay march

Friday 28th of April 2006, 19:07
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Krakow

A gay tolerance march in the Polish city of Krakow is attacked by a rival rally of young nationalists.
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Iran 'flouts UN nuclear demands'

Friday 28th of April 2006, 20:59
related countries: Iran Iran

A report by the UN nuclear chief to the Security Council says Iran has defied calls to halt uranium enrichment.
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Malawi vice-president arrested

Friday 28th of April 2006, 21:27
related countries: Malawi Malawi

Malawi Vice-President Cassim Chilumpha is arrested on charges of treason, reports say.
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Cuba sacks top official

Friday 28th of April 2006, 22:46
related countries: Cuba Cuba

A senior Cuban official is fired for "errors" as Fidel Castro's leadership restructures the Communist Party.
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Italy Senate battle in disarray

Friday 28th of April 2006, 23:25
related countries: Italy Italy

The Italian Senate fails to elect a new speaker after three separate votes prove inconclusive.
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US charges ex-Abu Ghraib officer

Friday 28th of April 2006, 23:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US army charges the head of the interrogation centre at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison over detainee abuse.
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