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What happend on August 23rd 2006

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Israel accused over 'war crimes'

Wednesday 23rd of August 2006, 0:52
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

Amnesty accuses Israel of committing war crimes by targeting Lebanon's civilian infrastructure.
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Inactive US marines face call-up

Wednesday 23rd of August 2006, 1:49
related countries: United States United States

President Bush gives an open-ended authorisation for the US Marine Corps to call up inactive reservists.
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Australian jailed for bomb plots

Wednesday 23rd of August 2006, 3:57
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian Faheem Khalid Lodhi is sentenced to 20 years in jail for planning bombing attacks in Sydney.
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Two ministers quit India cabinet

Wednesday 23rd of August 2006, 4:28
related countries: India India

Two Indian ministers resign from the federal government over demands for a new state in part of Andhra Pradesh.
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Ozone hole stable, say scientists

Wednesday 23rd of August 2006, 4:37
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica, United States United States

US scientists express optimism that the large hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica has stopped widening.
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Lebanon truce 'fragile', warns UN

Wednesday 23rd of August 2006, 4:57
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

A UN envoy warns peace in Lebanon will remain tenuous for weeks, as the EU seeks more troops for the UN force.
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Thailand detains N Korea migrants

Wednesday 23rd of August 2006, 5:28
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Police detain 175 N Koreans suspected of illegal entry into Thailand - the largest such group ever found.
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India rejects cola health fears

Wednesday 23rd of August 2006, 5:38
related countries: India India

India's health ministry rejects an environmental group's findings over pesticide levels in Coca Cola and Pepsi.
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Chile student rally turns violent

Wednesday 23rd of August 2006, 7:28
related countries: Chile Chile

More than 200 people are arrested and dozens injured as Chilean high school students hold protests.
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Energy imports trim Japan surplus

Wednesday 23rd of August 2006, 7:37
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's trade surplus with the rest of the world dropped slightly in July, official figures show.
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Seoul warns North Korea on test

Wednesday 23rd of August 2006, 8:55
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea

South Korea's foreign minister warns North Korea a nuclear test would pose a serious international threat.
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Philippine oil spill claims life

Wednesday 23rd of August 2006, 9:00
related countries: Philippines Philippines

An oil spill in the central Philippines claims its first human victim, after a man dies from breathing toxic fumes.
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Lebanon oil slick 'hits seabed'

Wednesday 23rd of August 2006, 9:49
related countries: Israel Israel

Greenpeace says large amounts of oil have sunk to the seabed off the coast after Israel bombed a power plant in July.
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Sudan armies abuse children - UN

Wednesday 23rd of August 2006, 11:21
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Government and rebel forces in Sudan continue to recruit child soldiers, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan says.
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Firefighters battle Greek blaze

Wednesday 23rd of August 2006, 11:30
related countries: Greece Greece

Firefighters in Northern Greece struggle to control forest fires raging for third day.
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Liberia's post-war postage stamps

Wednesday 23rd of August 2006, 11:59
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Liberia issues its first new stamps since the war civil that broke out in 1989 destroyed the postal service.
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Push to boost UN force in Lebanon

Wednesday 23rd of August 2006, 14:01
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Efforts to strengthen the UN force in Lebanon gather pace, as EU officials meet to discuss troop contributions.
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Two dead in Philippines fighting

Wednesday 23rd of August 2006, 14:18
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Jolo

Philippine security forces say two commandos have been killed in clashes with rebels on the island of Jolo.
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Talks urged on Iran nuclear issue

Wednesday 23rd of August 2006, 15:01
related countries: Russia Russia, Iran Iran, China China
related places: Tehran

China and Russia say only talks will solve the crisis over Iran's nuclear work, after Tehran offers negotiations.
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Uneasy calm after Kinshasa truce

Wednesday 23rd of August 2006, 16:19
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
related places: Kinshasa

DR Congo's capital, Kinshasa, is quieter after a deal ending days of post-election violence.
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Mother recalls Iraqi gas attack

Wednesday 23rd of August 2006, 16:41
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A Kurdish woman tells the genocide trial of ex-leader Saddam Hussein about surviving a raid on her village.
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Mourning for Ukraine crash dead

Wednesday 23rd of August 2006, 16:59
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia

Ukraine holds a national day of mourning for 170 people killed in a Russian plane crash, as the black boxes are found.
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Afghan clashes 'kill 29 Taleban'

Wednesday 23rd of August 2006, 17:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Nato-led and Afghan troops say they have killed at least 29 Taleban fighters in southern Afghanistan.
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Police hold 'insane' train thief

Wednesday 23rd of August 2006, 17:16
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani police detain a man accused of stealing a train engine and nearly crashing it into a packed train.
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Mogadishu port formally reopens

Wednesday 23rd of August 2006, 17:22
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

The Islamic courts controlling the Somali capital, Mogadishu, declare the port open - but no ships have docked.
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Police question Israeli president

Wednesday 23rd of August 2006, 17:41
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli police question President Katsav over allegations of sexual harassment and corruption.
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Dutch arrest 12 in flight alert

Wednesday 23rd of August 2006, 17:58
related countries: India India, United States United States
related places: Amsterdam

Dutch police arrest 12 passengers from a flight turned back to Amsterdam after a security alert.
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Iran nuclear offer 'falls short'

Wednesday 23rd of August 2006, 20:00
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Iran's offer of talks on its nuclear programme falls short of UN demands, Washington says.
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Baghdad security 'getting better'

Wednesday 23rd of August 2006, 20:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Security

Security in Iraq's troubled capital is improving, according to Iraqi and US officials.
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Rainbow Warrior in French 'siege'

Wednesday 23rd of August 2006, 21:02
related countries: France France
related places: Marseille

Angry French fishermen lay siege to the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior II outside Marseille in a tuna fishing row.
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Germany eyes tighter terror laws

Wednesday 23rd of August 2006, 21:20
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany interior minister calls for new anti-terror measures after a failed bomb attack on two trains last month.
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Cricket: Pakistan to play on

Wednesday 23rd of August 2006, 21:20
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's one-day series in England will take place as planned after captain Inzamam-ul-Haq's disciplinary hearing is postponed.
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Comic signs up to take on Chavez

Wednesday 23rd of August 2006, 21:45
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Chavez

A Venezuelan comedian registers as an opponent to Hugo Chavez in December elections.
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Israel urges rapid Lebanon force

Wednesday 23rd of August 2006, 22:18
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

The UN must build its Lebanon peace force quickly as the situation is "explosive", Israel's foreign minister says.
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Inquiry into fishermen's ordeal

Wednesday 23rd of August 2006, 23:28
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico is to launch an inquiry into three fishermen's claims that they survived nine months adrift on the Pacific.
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Six foreigners 'freed in Nigeria'

Wednesday 23rd of August 2006, 23:32
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Six foreign oil workers kidnapped 10 days ago from a Nigerian nightclub have been freed, government officials say.
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