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What happend on August 21st 2006

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New Zealand Maori choose new king

Monday 21st of August 2006, 4:01
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Tuheitia Paki is named king of New Zealand's Maori people, succeeding his late mother Dame Te Ata.
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JonBenet suspect back in US

Monday 21st of August 2006, 4:56
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United States United States
related places: Sunday

A US man held in Thailand over the death of child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey flies into Los Angeles.
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Chile miners reject new pay offer

Monday 21st of August 2006, 5:59
related countries: Chile Chile

A strike at the giant Escondida mine in Chile enters its third week after staff reject an improved pay offer.
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Police shot in Texas gun standoff

Monday 21st of August 2006, 6:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Texas

Three US policemen and a state trooper are wounded, with the gunman then killing himself in a standoff in Texas.
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JonBenet suspect lands back in US

Monday 21st of August 2006, 6:40
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United States United States
related places: Los Angeles

A US man held in Thailand over the death of child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey flies into Los Angeles.
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Anger as S Leone athletes get asylum

Monday 21st of August 2006, 7:30
related countries: Australia Australia, Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone reacts angrily as Australia grants visas to athletes who absconded at the Commonwealth Games.
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Japan's Aso to contest leadership

Monday 21st of August 2006, 8:07
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Aso

The Japanese foreign minister announces his bid to succeed Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi.
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Football: Dutch star joins Chelsea

Monday 21st of August 2006, 9:00
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch international defender Khalid Boulahrouz joins Chelsea from Hamburg.
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DR Congo outcome forces run-off

Monday 21st of August 2006, 9:32
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

President Kabila wins DR Congo's landmark poll, but fails to secure 50% of the vote, forcing a second round.
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Serbia blamed at war crimes trial

Monday 21st of August 2006, 10:16
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Prosecutors lament Gen Mladic's absence from the largest trial yet for the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.
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Russian envoy stabbed in Kenya

Monday 21st of August 2006, 10:37
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Russia Russia
related places: Nairobi

Robbers seriously injured Russia's ambassador to Kenya near the capital Nairobi, officials say.
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Hong Kong vow on lawmaker attack

Monday 21st of August 2006, 10:51
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang vows to find men who attacked pro-democracy lawmaker Albert Ho.
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Accord seeks to end Togo strife

Monday 21st of August 2006, 11:02
related countries: Togo Togo

Togo's government and political parties sign a formal agreement aimed at ending years of turmoil.
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Former Tamil MP killed in Jaffna

Monday 21st of August 2006, 11:11
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A former Tamil politician and newspaper chief is killed in northern Sri Lanka, police say.
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Scores die in Egypt train crash

Monday 21st of August 2006, 13:10
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Two trains packed with commuters collide in northern Egypt, killing at least 58 people and injuring nearly 150.
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Saudi police and militants clash

Monday 21st of August 2006, 13:55
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian security forces surround a building holding suspected militants in the west coast city of Jeddah.
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Cricket: Pakistan captain charged

Monday 21st of August 2006, 14:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan cricket captain Inzamam-ul-Haq is charged with bringing the game into disrepute after forfeiting The Oval Test.
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Pakistan anger over cricket chaos

Monday 21st of August 2006, 14:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf gives his support to the national cricket team caught up in umpiring row.
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Burundi's former leader arrested

Monday 21st of August 2006, 15:04
related countries: Burundi Burundi

Police in Burundi arrest former President Domitien Ndayizeye in connection with an alleged coup plot.
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Fatal storm hits Hungary festival

Monday 21st of August 2006, 15:12
related countries: Hungary Hungary

At least three people die and many are hurt as a storm wreaks havoc at a firework display in Budapest.
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Somalia PM names new cabinet

Monday 21st of August 2006, 15:13
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somalia's prime minister nominates a new cabinet, two weeks after the previous one was sacked.
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India mourns legendary musician

Monday 21st of August 2006, 15:37
related countries: India India

The funeral is held for one of India's most famous musicians, Ustad Bismillah Khan, who has died aged 91.
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No Saddam plea at genocide trial

Monday 21st of August 2006, 15:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Saddam Hussein refuses to enter a plea on the opening day of his trial on charges of genocide and war crimes.
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Radio stations seized in Mexico

Monday 21st of August 2006, 18:48
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Oaxaca

Striking teachers in the Mexican state of Oaxaca have occupied eight radio stations to voice their demands.
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Germany plans surveillance boost

Monday 21st of August 2006, 19:17
related countries: Germany Germany

Chancellor Merkel seeks to boost surveillance after a plot to bomb German trains was foiled.
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Eleven charged over 'bomb plot'

Monday 21st of August 2006, 19:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Eleven people are charged in the UK over an alleged plot to blow up transatlantic airliners.
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Bush rejects Iraq withdrawal

Monday 21st of August 2006, 20:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US president says withdrawing troops from Iraq would be a "huge mistake".
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Court throws out Padilla charge

Monday 21st of August 2006, 20:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Padilla

A US court throws out one charge against Jose Padilla, a US citizen who was held as an "enemy combatant".
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Ten dead in Moscow blast

Monday 21st of August 2006, 21:15
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

An explosion killed 10 people, including at least two children, at a market in eastern Moscow, officials say.
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US pledges $230m in Lebanon aid

Monday 21st of August 2006, 21:17
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, United States United States

The US president pledges $230m in aid for Lebanon and urges the rapid deployment of a peace force.
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Trapped DR Congo envoys rescued

Monday 21st of August 2006, 22:14
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

UN peacekeepers in DR Congo rescue several foreign diplomats trapped in a house by heavy shooting.
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Six killed in Spain train crash

Monday 21st of August 2006, 22:18
related countries: Spain Spain

Six people are killed and at least 36 injured in a passenger train derailment in northern Spain.
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Cricket: Pakistan coach's fears

Monday 21st of August 2006, 22:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer says the one-day series against England could be called off if Inzamam-ul-Haq is banned.
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Rush to spend Zimbabwe cash

Monday 21st of August 2006, 23:07
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

People in Zimbabwe rush to spend their old banknotes before they cease to be legal tender.
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Israeli strike on Gaza militant

Monday 21st of August 2006, 23:19
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli planes destroy a house belonging to an Islamic Jihad militant, saying it was a weapons store.
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