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What happend on August 25th 2006

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Gaza hit by Israeli air strikes

Friday 25th of August 2006, 0:20
related countries: Israel Israel

At least three people are hurt when Israeli planes bomb houses in a Gaza refugee camp and Gaza City itself.
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France boosts Lebanon peace force

Friday 25th of August 2006, 1:17
related countries: France France, Lebanon Lebanon

President Jacques Chirac pledges an extra 1,600 French troops to the UN force in Lebanon.
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Venezuela in diplomatic bag row

Friday 25th of August 2006, 2:42
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, United States United States
related places: Caracas

The US accuses Venezuela of illegally searching a diplomatic bag destined for its embassy in Caracas.
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China jails NY Times researcher

Friday 25th of August 2006, 4:33
related countries: China China

A Chinese researcher for the New York Times is acquitted of leaking state secrets, but jailed for fraud.
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US Army reviewing combat deaths

Friday 25th of August 2006, 4:54
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US Army reviews how hundreds of soldiers died in Iraq and Afghanistan following complaints by relatives.
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Sri Lanka relief supplies arrive

Friday 25th of August 2006, 5:10
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Jaffna

An aid ship with emergency relief for those trapped by fighting arrives in Sri Lanka's Jaffna peninsula.
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Crash families 'demand answers'

Friday 25th of August 2006, 6:39
related countries: Canada Canada, India India

A Canadian lawyer is meeting relatives of Indian victims of the 1985 Air India bombing to find out their concerns.
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Sushi price rise good for Japan

Friday 25th of August 2006, 7:32
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese prices for sushi and other goods rise in July, confirming a recovery in the nation's economy.
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Uganda sets LRA truce conditions

Friday 25th of August 2006, 8:18
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Uganda agrees to a conditional cessation of hostilities in the war with the rebel Lord's Resistance Army.
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Friday 25th of August 2006, 8:24
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia sees its first legal abortion after the deeply-Catholic nation legalised the procedure in May this year.
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Australia boosts overseas police

Friday 25th of August 2006, 8:47
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian is to increase the number of police available for deployment to South East Asia and the Pacific.
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Cricket: Windies wait in wings

Friday 25th of August 2006, 9:20
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

West Indies are ready to play a best of five one-day series against England if Pakistan pull out, the BBC understands.
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Protests over Survivor 'tribes'

Friday 25th of August 2006, 9:21
related countries: United States United States

US reality show Survivor's division of contestants along ethnic lines prompts calls for it to be axed.
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Thai PM alleges plot to kill him

Friday 25th of August 2006, 9:24
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra says army officers plotted to kill him, a day after explosives were found near his home.
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First ship arrives in Mogadishu

Friday 25th of August 2006, 9:45
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

Hundreds of people welcome the first ship to dock at the main port in Somalia's capital in more than 10 years.
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US-Irish flight in security alert

Friday 25th of August 2006, 9:59
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United States United States

Passengers on a flight from the US to Ireland are questioned by police after a bomb threat, officials say.
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Ramses statue gets new home

Friday 25th of August 2006, 10:07
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

A giant statue of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh arrives at its new home at a site near the pyramids outside Cairo.
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Hezbollah TV provider charged

Friday 25th of August 2006, 11:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

A US businessman is charged after offering broadcasts from Hezbollah's al-Manar TV to customers in New York.
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Ryanair to sue UK government

Friday 25th of August 2006, 11:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ryanair says it will sue the UK government for £3.3m for losses incurred as a result of security measures at airports.
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Turk freed from Guantanamo

Friday 25th of August 2006, 12:55
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Germany Germany, United States United States

A German-born Turkish man is freed from US custody at Guantanamo Bay where he has been held since 2002.
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Merger creates Italian bank giant

Friday 25th of August 2006, 13:06
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy's largest bank will be formed in a 55bn euro merger between Banca Intesa and rival Sanpaolo.
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Philippine oil spill 'a calamity'

Friday 25th of August 2006, 13:31
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Philippine President Gloria Arroyo declares that an oil spill caused by a sunken tanker is a national calamity.
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Friday 25th of August 2006, 13:32
related countries: Israel Israel, Russia Russia

The Russian Defence Minister, Sergei Ivanov, denies Israeli claims that Hezbollah has modern Russian weapons.
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Austria girl 'describes kidnap'

Friday 25th of August 2006, 14:26
related countries: Austria Austria

An Austrian girl held in a cellar for eight years reportedly tells of her ordeal as DNA tests confirm her identity.
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Russian jailed for race murder

Friday 25th of August 2006, 14:47
related countries: Peru Peru, Russia Russia

A Russian man convicted of the racist murder of a Peruvian student last year gets 16 years in prison.
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Three die as Yemen parties clash

Friday 25th of August 2006, 15:12
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Three people are killed in Yemen as supporters of the governing party and the Islamist opposition clash.
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Chirac doubts Lebanon force size

Friday 25th of August 2006, 15:51
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

French President Jacques Chirac says sending 15,000 peacekeeping troops to Lebanon is "excessive".
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India protests over plane arrests

Friday 25th of August 2006, 16:08
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, India India

India lodges a formal protest with the Dutch government after 12 of its citizens are arrested in a flight alert.
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Nigeria troops 'burn Delta slums'

Friday 25th of August 2006, 17:12
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Port Harcourt

Nigerian soldiers set fire to hundreds of slum houses in Port Harcourt following a kidnapping, residents say.
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Blaze rips through Russia church

Friday 25th of August 2006, 17:26
related countries: Russia Russia

A fire rages through a 19th Century cathedral in St Petersburg, destroying its main dome.
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Israel cluster bomb use probed

Friday 25th of August 2006, 17:42
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon, United States United States

The US State Department launches an inquiry into whether Israel misused US-made cluster bombs in Lebanon.
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EU to supply half Lebanon force

Friday 25th of August 2006, 18:16
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The EU will provide half of the 15,000 troops needed for Lebanon's peace force, UN chief Kofi Annan says.
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Former Ukraine PM is jailed in US

Friday 25th of August 2006, 20:11
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

The US jails former Ukraine Prime Minister Pavel Lazarenko for nine years for fraud and other offences.
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US plane diverted over 'scare'

Friday 25th of August 2006, 20:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Manchester, Chicago

An American Airlines flight from Manchester to Chicago is diverted following a reported threat, the FBI says
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Football: Barcelona 0-3 Sevilla

Friday 25th of August 2006, 21:03
related countries: Monaco Monaco

Sevilla claim a shock 3-0 victory over European Champions Barcelona in the Uefa Super Cup in Monaco.
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US sets hearing on stock options

Friday 25th of August 2006, 21:44
related countries: United States United States

The US Senate is to investigate stock options and executive pay at a hearing in early September.
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'Rebels' hold Italians in Niger

Friday 25th of August 2006, 22:34
related countries: Niger Niger

Two Italians seized in Niger after an ambush on a touring group are held by rebels, one tells his wife by phone.
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