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What happend on August 11th 2006

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Bush says plot a 'stark reminder'

Friday 11th of August 2006, 1:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

President George W Bush says a plot to blow up US-bound airliners shows the US is still at war with extremists.
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No rise in Japan interest rate

Friday 11th of August 2006, 6:09
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's central bank holds its key interest rate at 0.25% - a month after it scrapped its zero rate.
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China warns Japan on shrine visit

Friday 11th of August 2006, 6:19
related countries: Japan Japan, China China
related places: Yasukuni

China warns Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi against visiting the war-linked Yasukuni shrine.
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UK troops to head Afghan combat

Friday 11th of August 2006, 6:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK soldiers will lead an offensive against the Taleban in southern Afghanistan, the head of Nato forces says.
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Push for Lebanon agreement at UN

Friday 11th of August 2006, 7:16
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Key powers step up efforts to reach a deal on a UN draft aimed at ending violence in Lebanon and Israel.
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Betonsports to close US business

Friday 11th of August 2006, 7:17
related countries: United States United States

Gaming website Betonsports is to close US-facing operations after it is prevented from taking US bets.
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Assets of UK 'plane plotters' frozen

Friday 11th of August 2006, 7:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Nineteen

Nineteen suspects' assets are frozen as police probe an alleged plot to blow up planes flying from the UK to the US.
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NZ man faces Pacific murder trial

Friday 11th of August 2006, 8:09
related countries: Norfolk Island Norfolk Island, New Zealand New Zealand, Aruba Aruba

A New Zealand man is committed to stand trial for the murder of an Australian woman on Norfolk Island.
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E Guinea ministers resign en bloc

Friday 11th of August 2006, 8:54
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea's entire government resigns after months of criticism by President Nguema.
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Official warning on Windows bugs

Friday 11th of August 2006, 9:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Homeland

The US Department of Homeland security has issued a warning about a flaw found in Microsoft's Windows.
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China typhoon's death toll rises

Friday 11th of August 2006, 9:28
related countries: China China

More than 100 people are killed as Typhoon Saomai batters coastal regions in south-eastern China.
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US warns of India terror attacks

Friday 11th of August 2006, 9:38
related countries: India India, United States United States
related places: Mumbai, Delhi

The US warns of possible terror attacks in Delhi and Mumbai in the run-up to India's Independence Day celebrations.
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Tanzanian priest molested child

Friday 11th of August 2006, 9:42
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania

A Catholic priest in Tanzania is jailed for 30 years for sexually molesting a 17-year-old boy.
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Katrina jail 'horror' condemned

Friday 11th of August 2006, 9:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: New Orleans

Thousands of New Orleans prisoners were abandoned in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, a US civil rights group says.
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Sri Lanka operation 'to go on'

Friday 11th of August 2006, 9:59
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan army says it will continue an operation to secure a disputed waterway in the north-east.
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Violence flares in south Mexico

Friday 11th of August 2006, 10:08
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Oaxaca

One man is killed as gunmen fire on striking teachers marching through the Mexican city of Oaxaca.
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UK threat level remains critical

Friday 11th of August 2006, 10:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The UK's security threat level will stay at "critical" for now, after a plot to blow up flights to the US was disrupted.
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China postpones hunting auction

Friday 11th of August 2006, 10:18
related countries: China China

China postpones a controversial auction of licences for foreigners to hunt wild animals, local media say.
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Padua builds wall in drugs battle

Friday 11th of August 2006, 10:40
related countries: Italy Italy

Authorities in Padua, northern Italy, erect a steel wall around a housing estate used by drug dealers.
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Kashmir militants 'kill family'

Friday 11th of August 2006, 10:50
related countries: India India
related places: Jammu

Police in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir say a woman and her two children have been killed by militants.
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Nigerian troops leaving Bakassi

Friday 11th of August 2006, 11:09
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Cameroon Cameroon

Nigeria is withdrawing the last of its troops from the Bakassi peninsula ahead of a handover to Cameroon.
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Bosnian leader's tomb damaged

Friday 11th of August 2006, 11:28
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

A blast hits the grave of Bosnian ex-President Alija Izetbegovic, seen as a hero by many Bosnian Muslims.
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Markets steady after bomb alert

Friday 11th of August 2006, 11:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

World markets steady in the aftermath of UK police disrupting a plot to blow up transatlantic jets.
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Nigeria 'to name corrupt leaders'

Friday 11th of August 2006, 12:26
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's anti-corruption agency says it will publish the names of political leaders who have stolen from the treasury.
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Turkish assault trial disrupted

Friday 11th of August 2006, 12:29
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A Turkish lawyer tries to flee the courtroom at the opening of his trial for the killing of a high court judge.
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Attack kills two in northern Iraq

Friday 11th of August 2006, 12:30
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A bomb kills two policemen in northern Iraq, as the bodies of two US crew killed in a helicopter crash are found.
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Gaza border opens briefly

Friday 11th of August 2006, 12:46
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

The border crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt is briefly re-opened on Friday, for the second day running.
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Sri Lanka military 'in new front'

Friday 11th of August 2006, 13:04
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Batticaloa

Tamil Tiger rebels say many of their fighters have been killed as the Sri Lanka military opens a "new front" against them.
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DR Congo poll officials arrested

Friday 11th of August 2006, 15:56
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Six election officials are arrested for allegedly trying to rig vote counting after last month's election in DR Congo.
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UN steps up push for Lebanon deal

Friday 11th of August 2006, 16:05
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

Efforts intensify at the UN to try to end the Lebanon conflict, as violence between Israel and Hezbollah goes on.
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Afghan bomb kills Nato soldier

Friday 11th of August 2006, 16:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Nato says a suicide bomber has killed one of its soldiers in an attack on a convoy in southern Afghanistan.
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Earthquake shakes Mexican capital

Friday 11th of August 2006, 16:05
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A strong earthquake rocks Mexico City prompting the evacuation of a number of buildings.
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Scandal-hit Japanese tycoon dies

Friday 11th of August 2006, 17:13
related countries: Japan Japan

Yasuo Takei, whose $5.6bn fortune made him one of Japan's richest men, dies at the age of 76.
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EU warns Poland over environment

Friday 11th of August 2006, 17:14
related countries: Poland Poland

Poland could face legal action for failing to protect its natural habitats, the European Commission says.
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Gatlin offered way to reduce ban

Friday 11th of August 2006, 17:51
related countries: United States United States

Justin Gatlin could escape a life ban for doping if he testifies against his coach, the US Anti-Doping Agency says.
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Ex-minister calls off Gandhi attack

Friday 11th of August 2006, 19:06
related countries: India India

Ex-Indian Foreign Minister Natwar Singh pulls back from an attack on Congress party President Sonia Gandhi.
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UN rights body backs Israel probe

Friday 11th of August 2006, 19:42
related countries: Israel Israel

The UN Human Rights Council votes for an inquiry into Israeli actions in Lebanon but omits mention of Hezbollah.
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Pakistan arrests in UK bomb plot

Friday 11th of August 2006, 20:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Pakistan has named one of two British men arrested over an alleged UK plot to blow up planes to the US.
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Indonesia executions put on hold

Friday 11th of August 2006, 20:59
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

The execution of three Indonesian Christians for attacking Muslims is delayed until after independence day.
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EU to hold talks on UK jet 'plot'

Friday 11th of August 2006, 21:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

EU to hold a meeting of aviation and security experts next week on the suspected UK planes terror plot.
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Cameroon tracks 'ghost workers'

Friday 11th of August 2006, 21:41
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

Cameroon discovers it is paying out civil service salaries to 45,000 employees who do not actually exist.
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Friday 11th of August 2006, 22:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Investigators in the US are following leads from the UK to check for domestic links to a plot to blow up airplanes.
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Guenter Grass was in Waffen-SS

Friday 11th of August 2006, 23:26
related countries: Germany Germany

Nobel Prize-winning German novelist Guenter Grass admits he was recruited into the Waffen-SS.
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