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What happend on August 14th 2006

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Lebanon falters over truce detail

Monday 14th of August 2006, 2:22
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanese talks on disarming Hezbollah are put off as fighting goes on just hours before a ceasefire deadline.
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Power cut causes chaos in Tokyo

Monday 14th of August 2006, 2:49
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

A power cut lasting several hours causes widespread disruption in and around the Japanese capital, Tokyo.
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India halts action on Assam group

Monday 14th of August 2006, 4:37
related countries: India India

The Indian government suspends military operations against a top separatist group to push forward peace talks.
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Football: Lerner to take Villa

Monday 14th of August 2006, 6:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Villa

Aston Villa's board accept a £62.6m takeover of the club from American billionaire Randy Lerner.
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Australian PM drops asylum bill

Monday 14th of August 2006, 6:22
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Australia's PM John Howard drops controversial changes to the asylum law after a revolt by lawmakers.
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China retail sales remain strong

Monday 14th of August 2006, 6:30
related countries: China China

Chinese retail spending for July grows at a slower, but healthy 13.7%, boosted by rising incomes and strong spending.
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S Korea warns on Yasukuni visit

Monday 14th of August 2006, 8:32
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Japan Japan
related places: Yasukuni

South Korean legislators tell Japan's PM Koizumi not to visit a controversial war shrine, as a key anniversary looms.
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Italy triumphs in coding contest

Monday 14th of August 2006, 8:59
related countries: Italy Italy

A team of Italian students wins the Imagine Cup - a global competition for budding software designers.
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German growth accelerates

Monday 14th of August 2006, 9:10
related countries: Germany Germany

The German economy grew at its fastest rate for five years between April and June, official figures show.
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Seven killed in Colombo explosion

Monday 14th of August 2006, 9:21
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

At least seven people are killed in a powerful explosion in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, officials say.
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Palestinians killed in Gaza Strip

Monday 14th of August 2006, 9:52
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Three Palestinians are killed in Gaza as Israeli forces respond to rocket fire on the city of Ashkelon.
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'Taleban' killed in Afghan clash

Monday 14th of August 2006, 11:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Eleven Taleban militants and one soldier die in Helmand province as troops clash with militants, officials say.
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Walesa attacks Grass for SS role

Monday 14th of August 2006, 11:18
related countries: Poland Poland, Germany Germany
related places: Grass

Poland's ex-president Lech Walesa says German writer Guenter Grass should hand back a Polish honour.
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Chinese typhoon toll passes 250

Monday 14th of August 2006, 12:12
related countries: China China

The death toll from Typhoon Saomai reaches 255, as dozens of fishermen are reported killed in Fujian.
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Mid-East hope as ceasefire begins

Monday 14th of August 2006, 12:15
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Thousands of displaced Lebanese begin travelling home as a UN-brokered ceasefire comes into force.
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Fresh Castro pictures published

Monday 14th of August 2006, 12:33
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuban media prints new photos of ailing President Fidel Castro, as speculation over his condition continues.
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Somalia's PM calls for ceasefire

Monday 14th of August 2006, 12:53
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somalia's Prime Minister Ali Mohammed Ghedi calls for a ceasefire with the Islamists who control the capital.
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Indonesia marks Aceh peace deal

Monday 14th of August 2006, 12:58
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

The Indonesian president praises the one-year-old Aceh peace deal but urges against complacency.
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Gang releases Brazilian reporter

Monday 14th of August 2006, 13:11
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A Brazilian reporter seized by a gang is freed, hours after his TV station aired a video issued by his abductors.
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Experts meet to decide Pluto fate

Monday 14th of August 2006, 14:06
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Prague

Astronomers meet in Prague to define the meaning of the word planet, and to decide if Pluto really is one.
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UK terror threat level downgraded

Monday 14th of August 2006, 14:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: New York, Heathrow

The terror threat to the UK is downgraded as a British Airways flight is turned back to London's Heathrow airport.
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War claims Israeli author's son

Monday 14th of August 2006, 15:12
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

The son of one of Israel's leading authors and peace activists, David Grossman, is killed fighting in Lebanon.
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US reporter recounts Iraq kidnap

Monday 14th of August 2006, 15:24
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US journalist Jill Carroll, held captive in Iraq for 82 days, gives her first public account of her ordeal.
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More kidnappings in Nigeria

Monday 14th of August 2006, 15:32
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Two Britons are among five foreign workers taken at gunpoint from a club in Port Harcourt - Nigeria's oil city.
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Slovene 'spy' jailed in Sudan

Monday 14th of August 2006, 15:36
related countries: Sudan Sudan, Slovenia Slovenia

The Slovenian president's envoy to Sudan is jailed for two years for spying and illegally entering the country.
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Ariel Sharon's condition worsens

Monday 14th of August 2006, 16:30
related countries: Israel Israel

The condition of former Israeli PM Ariel Sharon, in a coma since January, has worsened, the hospital treating him says.
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Nigeria hands Bakassi to Cameroon

Monday 14th of August 2006, 16:33
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Cameroon Cameroon

Nigeria hands over the Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon as Nigerian troops complete their withdrawal.
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Spanish police find 'drugs' sub

Monday 14th of August 2006, 16:44
related countries: Spain Spain

A submarine which may have been used by cocaine smugglers is found floating off the Spanish coast.
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UK experts say Indian Coke 'safe'

Monday 14th of August 2006, 16:49
related countries: India India, United States United States

Coca Cola enlists the help of British government scientists to prove its soft drinks sold in India are safe to drink.
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Uganda rebels drop truce demand

Monday 14th of August 2006, 17:06
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army rebels are to resume peace talks after mourning one of their commanders.
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Chilean smoking ban takes effect

Monday 14th of August 2006, 17:55
related countries: Chile Chile

Strict anti-smoking measures come into force in Chile, including a ban on selling cigarettes to under-18s.
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Pakistan 'vital in war on terror'

Monday 14th of August 2006, 18:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz says the country's future rests on defeating terrorism.
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Flash floods kill 125 in Ethiopia

Monday 14th of August 2006, 20:28
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

A river bursts its banks in a remote part of southern Ethiopia killing at least 125 people, a week after floods killed 250.
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Sri Lanka strike 'hits orphanage'

Monday 14th of August 2006, 20:57
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels say an air strike by government forces has killed 61 girls at an orphanage.
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Football: Staunton in gun scare

Monday 14th of August 2006, 21:36
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

Republic of Ireland football manager Steve Staunton is confronted by a man with a gun at the team's hotel near Dublin.
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'More disasters' for warmer world

Monday 14th of August 2006, 22:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Rising temperatures will raise the risk of wildfires, droughts and floods over the next 200 years, UK scientists warn.
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Red Cross Lebanon warning

Monday 14th of August 2006, 22:23
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

The Red Cross warns both Israel and Hezbollah of their humanitarian duties as Lebanese refugees surge home.
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US 'knew of Israel bombing plan'

Monday 14th of August 2006, 23:17
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

The US knew of Israel's plans to attack Hezbollah well before the bombing campaign began, a US journalist claims.
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Sri Lanka fears for school safety

Monday 14th of August 2006, 23:51
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka closes all schools fearing reprisals as rebels accuse government forces of bombing an orphanage.
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