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What happend on August 15th 2006

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Israel warns foes despite truce

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 0:27
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Israel's prime minister vows to pursue Hezbollah leaders, despite the truce taking hold in Lebanon.
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Cuba airs video of alert Castro

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 1:13
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuban state TV shows video of Fidel Castro on his sickbed chatting to Hugo Chavez as they mark his birthday.
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Ukraine's new PM to visit Russia

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 3:27
related countries: Russia Russia

Ukraine's new PM goes to Russia for talks which will test his commitment to pro-Western policies at home.
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Koizumi shrine visit stokes anger

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 4:49
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Japan Japan
related places: Yasukuni

Japan's PM Junichiro Koizumi defies regional protests to visit the controversial Yasukuni shrine.
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India PM plea on 'terror attacks'

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 4:56
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India

India's prime minister calls on Pakistan to take steps to prevent "terror attacks" being launched from its territory.
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HK reporter 'on trial in Beijing'

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 6:22
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Beijing

The trial of a Hong Kong journalist accused of spying for Taiwan opens in Beijing, Hong Kong reports say.
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Toyota top of US motoring survey

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 6:37
related countries: United States United States

Toyota tops a survey gauging the satisfaction of US customers for the second year in a row.
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Heavy fighting in north Sri Lanka

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 6:39
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Fresh clashes break out in Sri Lanka between Tamil Tiger and government forces, a day after intense bloodshed.
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Football: Staunton in gun scare

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 7:46
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Republic of Ireland football manager Steve Staunton is confronted by a man with an imitation gun.
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Football: Staunton in gun scare

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 7:46
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

Republic of Ireland football manager Steve Staunton is confronted by a man with an imitation gun.
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Japan tanker's Indian Ocean spill

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 8:20
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, India India, Japan Japan

A Japanese tanker spills 4,500 tonnes of crude oil into the Indian Ocean after a collision with another vessel.
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Fruit and drugs on SA HIV display

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 9:15
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa displays lemons and garlic next to condoms and ARV drugs at Toronto's international Aids conference.
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Mexico poll protests turn violent

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 9:15
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican police use tear gas and clubs to break up a protest over the disputed presidential election.
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Fragile truce holding in Lebanon

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 9:48
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Israel's truce with Hezbollah remains intact despite sporadic violence overnight in south Lebanon.
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Riots follow killing in Nigeria

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 10:08
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigerian youths rampage in a south-western state after the murder of a leading local politician.
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Cycling: Phonak to be wound up

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 10:15
related countries: France France

The former team of disgraced Tour de France winner Floyd Landis will be wound up at the end of the season.
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Iraqi Kurdish party office bombed

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 10:30
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Mosul

Four Iraqis are killed in a suicide bomb attack on an office of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan in the city of Mosul.
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Empty chair marks Brazil debate

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 10:39
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Hopefuls in Brazil's presidential elections take part in a TV debate marked by the absence of the president.
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Bollywood star's guard shot dead

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 10:57
related countries: India India

Indian police arrest one of Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan's security guards after another guard is shot dead.
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Acehnese mark one year of peace

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 10:59
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Thousands of people in Indonesia's Aceh province gather to mark the first anniversary of a peace deal.
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US recalls 300 soldiers to Iraq

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 11:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Some 300 soldiers who had recently arrived home after a year in Iraq are ordered to return to the war zone.
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Gaza hunt for seized journalists

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 11:24
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip, United States United States

Palestinian security forces launch a search for two foreign journalists kidnapped in the Gaza Strip.
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Liberia secures rubber plantation

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 11:35
related countries: Liberia Liberia

The UN and the Liberian government are taking back an important rubber plantation held by rebels.
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German births hit new low

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 12:13
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany sees another decline in its birth rate, which is the lowest in Europe.
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Princess Kiko prepares for birth

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 12:43
related countries: Japan Japan

Princess Kiko, whose pregnancy could solve Japan's succession dilemma, is to go into hospital ahead of the birth next month.
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New UN mission chief for Kosovo

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 12:50
related countries: Germany Germany

The UN appoints a German diplomat, Joachim Ruecker, as its next head of mission in Kosovo.
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Sharon suffering from pneumonia

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 13:04
related countries: Israel Israel

Former Israeli PM Ariel Sharon, in a coma since January, is now suffering from pneumonia, hospital officials say.
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Iraq Kurdish party office bombed

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 15:39
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Mosul

Nine Iraqis are killed in a suicide bomb attack on an office of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan in the city of Mosul.
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French resort blaze under control

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 15:39
related countries: France France
related places: Ramatuelle

A forest fire is contained near the French resort of St Tropez - but three firefighters die in a crash.
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Egypt laureate in intensive care

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 16:21
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Egypt's Nobel Prize-winning writer Naguib Mahfouz is in intensive care at a hospital in Cairo.
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Heavy rain mars Ethiopia rescue

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 16:24
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Helicopters are grounded as rescuers use boats to help thousands trapped by floods in southern Ethiopia.
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Somaliland nabs Belgian officials

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 16:37
related countries: Belgium Belgium

The authorities in breakaway Somaliland say they are holding three Belgian immigration officials.
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Iran and Syria applaud 'victory'

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 16:57
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

Syria and Iran praise Hezbollah for what both countries say is the group's defeat of Israel in Lebanon.
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Russia halts Uzbeks' extradition

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 17:07
related countries: Russia Russia, Uzbekistan Uzbekistan

Russia suspends the extradition to Uzbekistan of 13 people facing terrorism charges.
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UN condemns Aborigines' housing

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 17:25
related countries: Australia Australia

A UN housing expert says Australia's Aborigines live in some of the worst housing in the world.
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BA reports 10,000 bags missing

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 17:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Airways estimates 10,000 of its passengers' bags have gone missing since the air security alert began.
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Four oil workers freed in Nigeria

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 20:17
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Four more oil workers are freed in Nigeria, a day after five other kidnapped workers are released, officials say.
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US house market 'at 15-year low'

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 20:25
related countries: United States United States

Optimism among US house builders falls to its lowest level in 15 years, the latest sign the market is slowing.
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'Toxic ship' docks in Indian port

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 20:57
related countries: India India

The asbestos-lined former ocean liner SS France docks in the western Indian port of Alang for scrapping.
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Dispute over Sri Lanka air raids

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 21:00
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

UN officials in Sri Lanka say school pupils died in a raid which the government says targeted rebels.
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Minorities rise in most US states

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 21:35
related countries: United States United States

The number of US immigrants increases to more than 35 million, says the US Census Bureau.
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Police ring off Mexico parliament

Tuesday 15th of August 2006, 21:45
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican police ring Congress with steel barriers as protests against the presidential poll result turn violent.
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