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What happend on August 31st 2006

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China reporter jailed for spying

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 4:05
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong journalist Ching Cheong is jailed for five years in Beijing, after being convicted of spying.
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E Timorese 'walked out of jail'

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 5:09
related countries: East Timor East Timor

Scores of people escaped from an East Timor jail by just walking out, the head of security forces there says.
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Japanese industrial output slows

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 6:55
related countries: Japan Japan

Industrial output in Japan shows a surprise drop of 0.7% in July, as export growth slows, the government says.
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West Bank militant leader killed

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 7:10
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Israeli troops shoot dead a leading Palestinian militant in the West Bank city of Nablus, Palestinians say.
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High definition focus in Berlin

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 7:22
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

High definition entertainment is expected to be the focus of the IFA consumer electronics show.
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Quake-damaged building falls

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 7:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A building damaged in last year's earthquake in Pakistan collapse, killing two people, officials say.
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Embraer wins bumper order

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 7:34
related countries: China China, Botswana Botswana

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer signs a $2.7bn deal to deliver 100 jets to Chinese airline HNA Group.
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Actor Glenn Ford dies at age 90

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 7:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beverly Hills

Hollywood veteran Glenn Ford, who made more than 100 films, dies aged 90 at his home in Beverly Hills.
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Militants' death sentence upheld

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 9:17
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladesh's High Court upholds death sentences against the country's top two Islamic militants.
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Egyptian footballer dies on pitch

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 9:25
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt defender Mohamed Abdelwahab collapses and dies during a training session with club side Ahly.
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Australian curfew order 'a farce'

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 9:41
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

A magistrate who approved Australia's first terror-linked control order says the government is turning it into a farce.
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Religion enters Russian schools

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 9:42
related countries: Russia Russia

Orthodox Christianity is made a compulsory school subject in four of Russia's regions.
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Lebanon 'desperate for new funds'

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 10:02
related countries: Sweden Sweden, Lebanon Lebanon

Aid agencies plead for generous pledges as donors gather in Sweden to discuss Lebanese reconstruction.
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Poland eases rules to fill jobs

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 10:16
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Poland Poland

Poland eases restrictions on workers from Eastern Europe and Turkey to fill jobs after a Polish exodus to the West.
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Oil unions set to strike in Delta

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 10:21
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Niger Niger

Nigerian oil workers' unions are to stage a brief strike protest at the lack of security in the Niger Delta.
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Kony accuses Ugandan army

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 10:54
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Uganda is breaking a recently agreed truce, rebel leader Joseph Kony says as peace talks are set to resume.
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Baloch rebel chief's body 'found'

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 11:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Baloch

Pakistan's army says it has found the body of tribal leader Akbar Bugti, five days after the assault on his cave.
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Outrage at Zimbabwe spy plan

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 11:40
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabweans express anger at proposed legislation to monitor telephone calls and internet use.
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S Thailand hit by wave of bombs

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 11:48
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A series of small bombs explode near commercial banks in southern Thailand, killing two people.
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UN 'may suspend' Sri Lankan aid

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 12:06
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The UN warns it may suspend aid operations in Sri Lanka after the military are accused of killing 17 aid workers.
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New EU migrants 'face work curbs'

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 12:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government is said to be considering limits for Bulgarians and Romanians seeking jobs in the UK.
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Conrad Black's assets frozen

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 12:32
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian court freezes the worldwide personal assets of media tycoon Lord Conrad Black.
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Protests against Khatami US visa

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 12:51
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

US politicians oppose a decision to allow former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami to visit the country.
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Row harms Slovak-Hungarian ties

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 13:24
related countries: Hungary Hungary, Slovakia Slovakia, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Tensions rise between Slovakia and Hungary after attacks on members of Slovakia's Hungarian minority.
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Darfur peace troops 'not paid'

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 13:56
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Rwanda's army says there are delays in paying Darfur peace troops as the African Union lacks cash.
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Funeral held for Egyptian writer

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 14:05
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

The funeral of Egyptian Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz, who has died aged 94, takes place in Cairo.
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UN endorses Darfur force

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 15:03
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Khartoum

The UN Security Council approves a peace force for Sudan's Darfur region - but only if Khartoum agrees.
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Lebanese PM makes plea for help

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 15:05
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanese PM Fouad Siniora appeals for help at a donors' meeting to raise money for his country's recovery.
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Iran defiant on nuclear deadline

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 15:14
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran says it will not yield to Western pressure, defying a UN deadline to stop sensitive nuclear work.
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Thousands to flee Hurricane John

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 15:26
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Thousands of Mexicans are to be evacuated from their homes as a hurricane sweeps along the coast.
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Tennis: Davenport goes through

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 15:59
related countries: United States United States

Lindsay Davenport thrashes Jelena Kostanic 6-0 6-0, while Maria Sharapova drops just one game at the US Open.
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Lebanon donors pledge over $940m

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 16:24
related countries: Sweden Sweden, Lebanon Lebanon

International donors meeting in Sweden promise to pay over $900m to help rebuild war-damaged Lebanon.
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Malawi musician jailed on forgery

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 16:40
related countries: Malawi Malawi

Malawian musician-turned-politician Lucius Banda is jailed for 21 months for faking his school certificate.
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Stolen Munch paintings found safe

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 16:59
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Oslo

Two masterpieces by artist Edvard Munch are recovered two years after being stolen from an Oslo museum.
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Bush pledges 'terror war' victory

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 17:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq

President George W Bush says that victory in Iraq is essential to victory in the "war on terror".
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UN study knocks Japan and Germany

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 20:04
related countries: Germany Germany, Japan Japan

Japan and Germany need to do more to help stimulate the world economy, a United Nations report warns.
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UK Tel Aviv embassy stormed

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 20:17
related countries: Israel Israel, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tel Aviv

Israeli police commandos storm the British embassy in Tel Aviv to capture a man who demanded asylum.
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Dozens killed in Baghdad attacks

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 20:41
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

At least 43 people are killed and 112 wounded in a series of rocket and bomb attacks in Baghdad.
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Lockheed gets Nasa contract

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 20:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: Orion

Nasa awards a multi-billion pound contract to build the next spaceship to take humans to the Moon.
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Baloch rebel chief's body found

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 21:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Soldiers in Pakistan unearth the body of rebel tribal leader Nawab Akbar Bugti from his cave hideout, the army says.
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Iran 'ignores nuclear deadline'

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 22:15
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran has failed to heed its 31 August deadline to halt uranium enrichment, the UN atomic agency says.
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Sudan rejects Darfur resolution

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 22:18
related countries: Sudan Sudan

The Sudanese government strongly rejects a UN resolution to send a UN peacekeeping force to Darfur.
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US sect leader to be extradited

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 22:41
related countries: United States United States
related places: Utah

The leader of a polygamist sect agrees to be extradited to Utah on charges that he arranged marriages between minors and older men.
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Chile copper miners' strike ends

Thursday 31st of August 2006, 23:50
related countries: Chile Chile

A strike at the world's largest privately-owned copper mine, La Escondida in Chile, ends.
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