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Rice defends India nuclear deal

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 1:14
related countries: India India, United States United States
related places: Congress

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urges Congress to ratify a nuclear technology deal with India.
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Warning over UK Afghan mission

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 1:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK troops deploying to Afghanistan face "fundamental tension" over their mission, MPs warn.
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Ancient pyramid found in Mexico

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 2:17
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Archaeologists discover an ancient pyramid buried under a hill at a ceremonial site in Mexico City.
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Guantanamo trial boycotted

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 4:28
related countries: Canada Canada

A teenager charged with war crimes in Guantanamo Bay boycotts his trial over claims of inhumane treatment.
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'Bomber' targets Chinese court

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 4:51
related countries: China China

One man dies and a judge is hurt in an apparent suicide bombing at a courthouse in south-west China.
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Split ruling in latest Vioxx case

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 6:27
related countries: United States United States

Merck is found liable for the death of one man after he took painkiller Vioxx but is cleared in another US case.
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N Korea to attend security talks

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 7:09
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Japan Japan
related places: Pyongyang

Japan confirms a North Korean will attend a meeting focusing mainly on Pyongyang's nuclear programme.
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Venezuela killings spark protests

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 7:18
related countries: Canada Canada, Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelans call for justice after the discovery of the bodies of three young boys kidnapped in February.
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Dam protester moved to hospital

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 8:33
related countries: India India

Indian environmentalist Medha Patkar, who is on hunger strike, is arrested and taken to hospital.
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Sweden considers Taylor detention

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 8:53
related countries: Sweden Sweden, Liberia Liberia

Sweden says it is considering a request to accept ex-Liberian President Taylor as a prisoner if he is convicted.
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Howard relief as asylum bid fails

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 9:14
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea, Australia Australia

Australia's PM welcomes news that Indonesians trying to sail to asylum have diverted to Papua New Guinea.
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Nepalese opposition begin strike

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 9:18
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Opposition parties say police detain many of their workers at the start of a four-day strike against Nepal's king.
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Ukraine Orange bloc 'to reunite'

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 9:41
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Ukrainian president's party says it will reunite with Orange Revolution partners to form a coalition.
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Top insurgent 'caught in Baghdad'

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 9:41
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US says it has caught a leading figure in the Iraqi insurgency and an associate of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
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Live: India v England

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 9:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

India chase 238 to win the fourth one-day international in Cochin.
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UK bird flu swan undergoes tests

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 10:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Experts are to reveal whether the bird flu virus found in a Scotland swan is the UK's first case of the lethal H5N1 strain.
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Peru Fujimori marries from cell

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 10:25
related countries: Peru Peru, Chile Chile, Japan Japan

Ex-Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, who is under arrest in Chile, marries his long-term Japanese girlfriend.
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Olmert asked to form government

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 10:29
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli President Moshe Katsav asks acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to form a new government.
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Cardinal urges 'fair' migrant law

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 10:58
related countries: United States United States

The head of Los Angeles' Catholic archdiocese calls for "just and humane" immigration laws in the US, reports the BBC's Duncan Kennedy.
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Cricket: India win to seal series

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 11:45
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cochin

India beat England by four wickets in Cochin to win the one-day series series with three games left.
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Italy foils election terror plot

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 11:50
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian authorities thwarted a terror attack ahead of the general elections, the interior minister reveals.
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French PM defends youth job law

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 12:25
related countries: France France

Embattled PM Dominique de Villepin says he will fight on to solve youth unemployment despite student protests.
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BJP launches 'security' campaign

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 13:01
related countries: India India

Two senior leaders of India's main opposition BJP begin nation-wide tours highlighting security issues.
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Anti-Thaksin protests 'to go on'

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 13:58
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Opponents of outgoing Thai PM threaten to keep up protests until he is fully removed from power.
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UK filmmaker's death 'unlawful'

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 14:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British cameraman shot dead in the Gaza Strip by an Israeli soldier was murdered, an inquest jury says.
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Greek aide quizzed in spy probe

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 14:24
related countries: Greece Greece

The Greek PM's chief of staff testifies before a panel probing a major phone-tapping scandal.
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Israel police hold Hamas minister

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 14:36
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli police briefly hold a Hamas cabinet minister from the new Palestinian government.
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Najaf car bomb kills at least 10

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 14:40
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A car bomb explodes in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf, killing at least 10 people, security officials say.
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Saddam co-accused defends acts

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 14:52
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A judge on trial with the former Iraqi leader denies sentencing minors to death in 1982..
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Pakistan clash death toll rises

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 15:00
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The number of militants killed in clashes in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal area rises to 40, the army says.
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Firm offers $16m to end seal cull

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 15:24
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

A US businesswoman offers to raise $16m so that Canada ends a controversial seal hunt.
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UK test confirms deadly bird flu

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 15:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A swan found dead in Scotland has tested positive for the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu.
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Egyptian girl dies of bird flu

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 15:37
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A third person is reported to have died of the deadly H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus in Egypt.
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Many die in Djibouti boat tragedy

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 15:42
related countries: Djibouti Djibouti

At least 69 people die when a boat capsizes in the Red Sea off the coast of Djibouti, on its way to a festival.
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Uganda court rejects poll protest

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 15:52
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Uganda's Supreme Court narrowly rejects a challenge to the re-election of President Yoweri Museveni.
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Third term splits Nigeria leaders

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 16:25
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's government urges the vice-president to resign, after he publicly opposed moves to let the president seek re-election.
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Turner paintings sets sale record

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 16:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: New York

A Turner painting sets a new auction record for a British artist, selling for $35.8m in New York.
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Pasqua probed in Iraq oil scandal

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 17:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq, France France

Former French Interior Minister Charles Pasqua is put under investigation over the Iraq oil-for-food scandal.
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Chinese police probe skulls find

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 18:27
related countries: China China

Chinese police examine whether the discovery of 121 human skulls is linked to trade in macabre handicrafts.
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Heavy rain in drought-hit Kenya

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 19:19
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Heavy rain brings some relief to drought-hit Kenya but the problem of severe food shortages remains.
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US parties agree immigration deal

Thursday 6th of April 2006, 21:29
related countries: United States United States

US senators reach a compromise on legislation granting legal status to millions of illegal immigrants.
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