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What happend on April 7th 2006

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Indonesian Playboy goes on sale

Friday 7th of April 2006, 2:53
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

An Indonesian version of Playboy goes on sale in the world's most populous Muslim nation.
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Israel launches air raids on Gaza

Friday 7th of April 2006, 6:37
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel launches overnight air strikes on the Gaza Strip following rocket attacks on Israeli towns.
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EU imposes Asian shoe penalties

Friday 7th of April 2006, 7:00
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam, China China

The EU begins levying punitive duties on shoe imports from China and Vietnam, in a move to stop cheap imports.
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N Korea talks revival 'up to US'

Friday 7th of April 2006, 7:25
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

North Korea says it is up to the US to revive stalled talks on Pyongyang's nuclear arms programme.
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Final rallies ahead of Peru poll

Friday 7th of April 2006, 7:28
related countries: Peru Peru

Peru's presidential candidates make their last pleas for votes before Sunday's election.
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Rally celebrates Thai PM's exit

Friday 7th of April 2006, 7:45
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Thousands gather in Bangkok to celebrate the removal of Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
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Obasanjo should resign, VP says

Friday 7th of April 2006, 9:10
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The row between Nigeria's leaders intensifies, with the vice-president urging President Obasanjo to resign.
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Student murder in Russia 'racist'

Friday 7th of April 2006, 9:13
related countries: Senegal Senegal, Russia Russia

A Senegalese student is shot dead in a possible racist attack in Russia's city of St Petersburg.
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'Anti-Semitic' radio irks Vatican

Friday 7th of April 2006, 9:41
related countries: Poland Poland

The Vatican voices concern about a Roman Catholic radio station in Poland accused of anti-Semitism.
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Heated row at Indonesian Playboy

Friday 7th of April 2006, 9:57
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

A version of Playboy creates a furore at its launch in Indonesia - the world's most populous Muslim nation.
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Australia reviews asylum policy

Friday 7th of April 2006, 10:01
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia, Aruba Aruba

Australian PM John Howard announces a review of asylum policy, following a bitter row with Indonesia.
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Bush 'approved intelligence leak'

Friday 7th of April 2006, 10:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A former top White House aide claims George Bush approved the leak of classified information on the Iraq war.
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US 'in talks with Iraq militants'

Friday 7th of April 2006, 10:33
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US ambassador to Iraq tells the BBC that US officials have held talks with insurgency-linked groups.
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Poll gives Italian expats a voice

Friday 7th of April 2006, 10:36
related countries: Italy Italy

Expatriate Italians vote for their own candidates for the first time in general elections.
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Sri Lanka Tamil activist 'killed'

Friday 7th of April 2006, 10:47
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Unidentified gunmen shoot dead the head of a Tamil activist group in eastern Sri Lanka, police say.
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Horn stalemate 'shocks' UN envoy

Friday 7th of April 2006, 10:54
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

The international community has not done enough to resolve the Ethiopia-Eritrea conflict, says the regional UN mission head.
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Scores arrested in Nepal protest

Friday 7th of April 2006, 11:01
related countries: Nepal Nepal

At least 150 opposition protesters are held after clashing with police in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu.
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'Suicide attack' in Afghanistan

Friday 7th of April 2006, 11:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A suicide car bomber attacks US personnel in the capital of the Afghan province of Helmand.
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China sacks pollution officials

Friday 7th of April 2006, 11:09
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Eight Chinese officials lose their jobs over the pollution of a chain of lakes south-west of Beijing.
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Tribals demand army withdrawal

Friday 7th of April 2006, 12:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Thousands of tribesmen in Pakistan's North Waziristan region demand the withdrawal of the military.
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UK tests more birds for deadly flu

Friday 7th of April 2006, 12:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Tests are being carried out on more birds after a Scottish swan tested positive for the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu.
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Guatemala MP is shot dead

Friday 7th of April 2006, 12:35
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

A Guatemalan lawmaker is killed by gunmen outside his party's HQ in the capital, Guatemala City.
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Kenya swoops on 'ivory gang'

Friday 7th of April 2006, 13:11
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The Kenya Wildlife Service arrests 14 people accused of dealing in ivory and other illegal animal products.
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Football: Lehmann gets nod

Friday 7th of April 2006, 13:23
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany coach Jurgen Klinsmann says Arsenal's Jens Lehmann will be their World Cup keeper instead of Oliver Kahn.
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Rush to grab European net names

Friday 7th of April 2006, 13:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

EU citizens have rushed to grab a .eu domain name, with the largest number coming from the UK.
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Calm urged over UK bird flu

Friday 7th of April 2006, 13:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

There should be no temptation to "turn a drama into a crisis" over the H5N1 bird flu case, a minister urges.
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Driver injures French protesters

Friday 7th of April 2006, 13:44
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

A motorist drives into a crowd of student protesters in Paris, lightly injuring at least seven of them.
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Germany to probe 'Iraq spy role'

Friday 7th of April 2006, 15:46
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Germany Germany, United States United States

The German parliament is to investigate claims that German agents helped the US in the 2003 Iraq war.
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UN watchdog head to visit Iran

Friday 7th of April 2006, 15:46
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

The head of the UN's nuclear watchdog will go Tehran next week to discuss Iran's nuclear programme.
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Senate delays US migrants deal

Friday 7th of April 2006, 17:07
related countries: United States United States

The US Senate fails to approve a much-heralded deal to overhaul immigration law for the first time in decades.
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Three held over Venezuela deaths

Friday 7th of April 2006, 17:35
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan authorities hold three people in connection with the kidnapping and killing of three brothers.
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Dozens die in Iraq mosque attack

Friday 7th of April 2006, 17:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq

An apparent triple suicide bombing at a key Shia mosque in Baghdad kills at least 79 people, Iraqi police say.
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Pressure on Bush in leak row

Friday 7th of April 2006, 20:23
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US president faces pressure to say whether he was behind the leaking of classified information on Iraq.
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Italy parties in final poll push

Friday 7th of April 2006, 20:48
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian political parties hold their final rallies as a tumultuous election campaign draws to a close.
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US suspends Palestinian aid

Friday 7th of April 2006, 21:09
related countries: United States United States

The US says it will suspend direct aid to the Hamas-led Palestinian government - hours after a similar EU move.
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Six killed in Israeli air strike

Friday 7th of April 2006, 21:56
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

An Israeli air strike in the Gaza Strip kills six Palestinians in the deadliest such attack since Hamas took power.
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US envoy in Venezuela protest

Friday 7th of April 2006, 22:25
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, United States United States

A convoy carrying the US ambassador to Venezuela is pelted with tomatoes and eggs.
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Court win for Chile's ex-leader

Friday 7th of April 2006, 22:33
related countries: Chile Chile

A court in Chile drops two charges against former military ruler Gen Pinochet relating to offshore bank accounts.
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Golf: Campbell storms into lead

Friday 7th of April 2006, 23:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Masters

American Chad Campbell fires a five-under 67 to take a three-shot lead at the halfway stage of the Masters.
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