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What happend on April 8th 2006

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US warns Caracas over attack

Saturday 8th of April 2006, 0:18
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, United States United States

The US warns Venezuela after a convoy carrying the US ambassador is pelted with tomatoes and eggs.
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Algerian gunmen kill 13 in ambush

Saturday 8th of April 2006, 1:03
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Thirteen Algerian customs officials are killed and eight injured in an ambush in the south of the country.
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China gives Cambodia $600m in aid

Saturday 8th of April 2006, 8:04
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, China China

China's PM Wen Jiabao pledges $600m in aid to Cambodia, much of it for building dams and bridges.
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Hamas condemns 'hasty' aid cuts

Saturday 8th of April 2006, 8:25
related countries: United States United States

The Palestinians' new Hamas PM says the cutting of EU and US direct aid will not serve the region's interests.
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Guerin murder suspect out of jail

Saturday 8th of April 2006, 8:27
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

The man suspected by police of murdering Dublin journalist Veronica Guerin is released from jail.
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Suicide bomber hits Afghan base

Saturday 8th of April 2006, 9:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Herat

A suicide bomber kills a local guard and two civilians in an attack on an Italian base in the Afghan city Herat.
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Zimbabweans have 'shortest lives'

Saturday 8th of April 2006, 10:35
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Life in Zimbabwe is shorter than anywhere else, with people not expected to live to 40, the UN says.
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Zuma's HIV courtroom revelations

Saturday 8th of April 2006, 10:46
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Peter Biles follows the trial of South African ex-deputy president Jacob Zuma, accused of rape and damaging the country's battle against HIV.
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France's problem with capitalism

Saturday 8th of April 2006, 10:52
related countries: France France

Caroline Wyatt outlines France's reluctance to move away from its socialist traditions.
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Lost words of a German conscript

Saturday 8th of April 2006, 11:00
related countries: Germany Germany

Andrew Joynes discovers letters sent from a Nazi concentration camp... written by a German inmate.
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Israeli missile kills two in Gaza

Saturday 8th of April 2006, 12:01
related countries: Israel Israel

Two Palestinians militants are killed in an Israeli air strike on a car in Gaza, Palestinian officials say.
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England seek consolation victory

Saturday 8th of April 2006, 13:07
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Guwahati

England hope to capitalise on the absence of Rahul Dravid and break their one-day duck in India at Guwahati.
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Tennis: GB in doubles loss

Saturday 8th of April 2006, 14:31
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Serbia & Montenegro lead Great Britain 2-1 after defeat for Andy Murray and Greg Rusedski in the doubles.
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Belarus president starts new term

Saturday 8th of April 2006, 14:41
related countries: Belarus Belarus

President Lukashenko of Belarus is sworn in for a third term in office after his contentious election win.
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French man jailed in torture case

Saturday 8th of April 2006, 15:32
related countries: France France

A man is jailed for 25 years for burning a teenage girl to death with petrol in a crime which shocked France.
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Stones rock full house in China

Saturday 8th of April 2006, 15:57
related countries: China China
related places: Shanghai

The Rolling Stones play their first concert on mainland China to a packed audience in Shanghai.
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Iran nuclear checks set to start

Saturday 8th of April 2006, 16:07
related countries: Iran Iran

UN nuclear inspectors are set to visit an Iranian plant amid international pressure for a research freeze.
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Protester killed in Nepal rally

Saturday 8th of April 2006, 16:23
related countries: Nepal Nepal

A protester is shot dead in west Nepal as police extend a curfew in the capital to stop protests against the king.
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Pope Benedict XVI to visit Poland

Saturday 8th of April 2006, 17:11
related countries: Poland Poland

Pope Benedict XVI will visit the home town of his predecessor in a tour of Poland next month, the Vatican says.
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Gun drama at Turkish restaurant

Saturday 8th of April 2006, 17:32
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Two gunmen are detained after taking two hostages at a Burger King restaurant in the Turkish city of Istanbul.
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IRA bomb victims to sue Gaddafi

Saturday 8th of April 2006, 17:58
related countries: Libya Libya

Victims of IRA bombing attacks are to sue Libya's Government and its leader Colonel Gaddafi.
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Violent US storms leave 12 dead

Saturday 8th of April 2006, 18:41
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tennessee

Twelve people are killed in the US as a wave of tornadoes and violent storms sweep across Tennessee.
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Eight bodies found at Canada farm

Saturday 8th of April 2006, 19:38
related countries: Canada Canada

The bodies of eight people are found in three vehicles at a farm in Canada, police say.
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Eight bodies found at Canada farm

Saturday 8th of April 2006, 19:59
related countries: Canada Canada

The bodies of eight people are found in three vehicles at a farm in Canada, police say.
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Fresh bomb targets Iraq's Shias

Saturday 8th of April 2006, 20:01
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

A bomb in a mainly Shia town kills at least six people, a day after a deadly attack on a Baghdad mosque.
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Six die in new Israeli air strike

Saturday 8th of April 2006, 21:12
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip
related places: Khan Yunis

Six Palestinian militants die in an Israeli air strike in the southern Gaza Strip - the third attack in two days.
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Tennis: Australia reach semis

Saturday 8th of April 2006, 21:19
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia clinch a Davis Cup semi-final berth with a doubles win, while Argentina, Russia and the USA lead their ties.
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Extended curfew after Nepal death

Saturday 8th of April 2006, 23:10
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Authorities in Nepal announce a second day of a curfew after protests which left one person shot dead.
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