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What happend on April 3rd 2006

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US and UK urge Iraq talks speed

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 4:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Straw, Baghdad

Condoleezza Rice and Jack Straw call on Iraqi leaders to press ahead with negotiations on a new government.
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Iran tests 'super-fast' torpedo

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 4:41
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran tests what it says is the world's fastest underwater missile, in its second such trial in three days.
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Taiwan rivals to hold rare talks

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 6:25
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwanese President Chen is set to hold a rare meeting with the leader of the main opposition party.
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'Taleban' kill Turkish engineer

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 6:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Turkey Turkey

A Turkish engineer is killed by suspected Taleban militants in western Afghanistan, officials say.
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Thai PM sees early poll setback

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 6:38
related countries: Thailand Thailand

First indications from Thai elections suggest PM Thaksin Shinawatra is unlikely to claim a decisive mandate.
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Buble rules at Canadian Grammys

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 7:06
related countries: Canada Canada

Singer Michael Buble wins four prizes including best singer, at the Junos, Canada's top music awards ceremony.
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US and UK try to break Iraq delay

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 7:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Condoleezza Rice and Jack Straw urge Iraqi leaders to end the delays and form a government.
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Japan shrine visits 'to continue'

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 8:33
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

The frontrunner to replace Japan's PM has suggested that if elected he will visit a controversial Tokyo shrine.
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Zuma testifies in SA rape case

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 8:47
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Zuma

Former South African Deputy President Jacob Zuma begins testifying in defence against a charge of rape.
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China to buy Australian uranium

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 9:17
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia, China China

China reaches a deal with Australia to buy uranium, on condition the fuel is not used for weapons programmes.
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Live: India v England

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 9:20
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Goa

England lose three early wickets as they chase 295 to beat India in the third one-dayer in Goa.
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Israeli election result revised

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 9:28
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's electoral commission revises the results from last week's vote, giving the Labour party one fewer seat.
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Moscow police probe race attacks

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 10:30
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Police in Moscow open investigations into two suspected race-related attacks on prominent figures.
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Burma's deputy leader in Russia

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 11:22
related countries: Burma Burma, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

A high-level Burmese delegation visits Moscow for what Burmese state media describe as a goodwill visit.
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SA bars Aids group from UN talks

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 11:35
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's Treatment Action Campaign says the health minister excluded it from UN talks on HIV/Aids.
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Thai PM struggles to win mandate

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 11:36
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The party of Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra wins a general election, but a political crisis looks unlikely to be resolved.
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Israelis kill Bethlehem militant

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 11:39
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank
related places: Bethlehem

Israeli troops shoot dead a Palestinian militant in a raid in the West Bank town of Bethlehem.
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Cricket: England lose to India

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 11:44
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Yuvraj Singh's blistering 103 guides India to a 49-run win over England in the third one-day international.
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Sudan 'blocks' UN trip to Darfur

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 12:36
related countries: Sudan Sudan

The top UN humanitarian official says Sudan has stopped him from visiting the troubled Darfur region.
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Gunmen kill four in Baghdad home

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 12:47
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Gunmen burst into a Shia family home in south Baghdad and kill four people in an apparent sectarian attack.
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Key poll in India's Assam state

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 12:54
related countries: India India

Polling begins in India's north-eastern Assam state in the first of several key local government elections.
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Chinese sign up for Turkmen gas

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 13:05
related countries: Turkmenistan Turkmenistan, China China

Turkmenistan and China agree to build a pipeline to sell the energy-hungry Chinese Turkmen natural gas.
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Zarqawi 'not leading Iraq unrest'

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 13:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Al-Qaeda's Zarqawi steps down as the head of a coalition of Iraqi militants, a leading Islamist claims.
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Nepal rebels call a partial truce

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 13:22
related countries: Nepal Nepal
related places: Kathmandu

Nepal's Maoists say they are suspending attacks in Kathmandu as the political opposition prepares action there.
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Italian contenders face TV debate

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 13:28
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi is due to go face-to-face with rival Romano Prodi in a final pre-election TV debate.
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Bahrain suspends all boat cruises

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 13:59
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Bahrain orders a halt to all tourist cruises, four days after a boat capsized with the loss of 58 lives.
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Bolivian leader seeks debt relief

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 14:04
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, United States United States

Bolivia is urging the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) agrees to a regional debt relief program.
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French students hint at law talks

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 14:23
related countries: France France

A French student leader hints at talks with the government over a new labour law as protesters prepare for action.
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Venezuela takes back oil fields

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 15:11
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela takes back oil fields owned by Total and Eni, after the foreign firms fail to agree new deals on their control.
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Cricket: SA set up tense finale

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 15:19
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Australia Australia

Australia end day four of the third Test needing 44 more runs to beat South Africa but with four wickets left and batsmen injured.
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Israelis buy E Jerusalem houses

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 15:20
related countries: Israel Israel

An Israeli group says it takes over two East Jerusalem buildings after buying them from Palestinians.
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Two more die after Turkey rioting

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 15:37
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

Two more die in Turkey as a result of rioting that has rocked the country over the past week.
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Thaksin claims Thai election win

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 16:02
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra says his party won Sunday's snap election, but admits his support has dropped.
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Niger halts BBC hunger coverage

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 16:21
related countries: Niger Niger

Niger withdraws permission for a BBC TV team to film reports on the country's humanitarian situation.
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Taylor pleads not guilty at trial

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 17:30
related countries: Liberia Liberia, Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Former Liberia leader Charles Taylor pleads not guilty in his first appearance at a UN-backed war crimes court.
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US military plane crashes at base

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 17:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Delaware

A huge US military transport plane crashes near a base in Delaware, but all 17 people on board survive.
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Ten die in Baghdad car blast

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 17:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

At least 10 people die in a suspected suicide car bomb attack near a Shia mosque in Baghdad, Iraqi officials say.
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Deadly storms batter central US

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 20:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tennessee

Violent storms leave at least 27 people dead in the US states of Tennessee, Missouri and Illinois.
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US police hunt 'slavemistress'

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 21:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

US police search for a woman who allegedly treated two British girls in her care as slaves for 13 years.
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Moussaoui can face death penalty

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 22:03
related countries: United States United States

A US jury decides al-Qaeda plotter Zacarias Moussaoui is eligible for the death penalty when sentenced.
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Insults fly in Italy poll debate

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 22:42
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy's PM Silvio Berlusconi and challenger Romano Prodi trade insults in a televised debate ahead of Sunday's election.
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Key Enron witness 'lied in court'

Monday 3rd of April 2006, 23:22
related countries: United States United States

A key prosecution witness lied about his part in Enron related crimes, a defence witness tells a US court.
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