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What happend on February 1st 2006

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'Thousands arrested' in Ethiopia

Wednesday 1st of February 2006, 1:34
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Oromo

Ethiopia has arrested thousands of Oromo people over the past three months, says Amnesty International.
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Ecuador steps up border security

Wednesday 1st of February 2006, 2:00
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Ecuador Ecuador

Ecuador is to send warplanes to its northern border after Colombian forces allegedly entered its airspace.
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Philippines tax hike takes effect

Wednesday 1st of February 2006, 7:07
related countries: Philippines Philippines

An unpopular sales tax rise comes into force in the Philippines as the government tries to cut its debt.
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Scores saved from Indonesia ferry

Wednesday 1st of February 2006, 7:16
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Rescuers pull more than 100 people from heavy seas in Indonesia after a ferry sinks, but more are still missing.
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Thai PM defends mobile firm sale

Wednesday 1st of February 2006, 7:59
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra's family comes under fire over the sale of shares in a mobile phone company.
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China bankers in US scam charge

Wednesday 1st of February 2006, 8:03
related countries: United States United States, China China
related places: Las Vegas

Two ex-Bank of China managers are charged in the US with stealing $485m and trying to launder the money through Las Vegas casinos.
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Baghdad suicide bomb kills three

Wednesday 1st of February 2006, 8:15
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

At least three Iraqis are killed and more than 30 injured by a suicide bombing in Baghdad, police say.
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Liberian ex-ministers travel ban

Wednesday 1st of February 2006, 9:18
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Liberia's president tells members of the former transitional government to stay in the country pending a financial audit.
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Bush urges end to oil 'addiction'

Wednesday 1st of February 2006, 9:53
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Union

The US must break its dependence on oil, President Bush warns in his State of the Union speech.
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Thousands hit by Bolivia flooding

Wednesday 1st of February 2006, 10:17
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Bolivia's President, Evo Morales, is dealing with his first emergency after widespread flooding leaves 13 dead.
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Settlers clash with Israel troops

Wednesday 1st of February 2006, 10:37
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Israeli riot police clash with Jewish settlers resisting the evacuation of an unauthorised outpost.
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Iran condemns nuclear 'bullying'

Wednesday 1st of February 2006, 10:47
related countries: Iran Iran

President Ahmadinejad says Iran will not give in to international pressure over its nuclear activities.
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Telesur and al-Jazeera sign deal

Wednesday 1st of February 2006, 11:01
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela-backed TV station Telesur signs a co-operation agreement with the Arabic channel al-Jazeera.
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Rally against Japan royals change

Wednesday 1st of February 2006, 11:18
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

About 40 lawmakers join a Tokyo rally to protest against plans to allow women to ascend to the throne.
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Strike disrupts Indian airports

Wednesday 1st of February 2006, 11:23
related countries: India India

Business at India's main airports is disrupted after airport workers strike against privatisation plans.
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Cricket: Pakistan stun India

Wednesday 1st of February 2006, 11:38
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India
related places: Karachi

Pakistan beat India by 341 runs in Karachi for their first Test series win over their neighbours since 1987.
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France joins Muslim cartoon row

Wednesday 1st of February 2006, 12:55
related countries: Denmark Denmark, France France

A French paper reproduces the Danish cartoons of Prophet Muhammad which have sparked Muslim outrage.
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Price war over Spanish cigarettes

Wednesday 1st of February 2006, 13:45
related countries: Spain Spain

A price war erupts between tobacco firms in Spain with Philip Morris and Altadis both cutting the price of top brands.
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Hamas pressured to accept Israel

Wednesday 1st of February 2006, 14:26
related countries: Israel Israel

Regional leaders set tough conditions for election victors Hamas to head a new Palestinian government.
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Czech PM in 'racist' jokes spat

Wednesday 1st of February 2006, 15:36
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

Czech Prime Minister Jiri Paroubek comes under fire after a comedian tells "racist" jokes on his election trail.
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Kyrgyz NGO alarm at supervision

Wednesday 1st of February 2006, 16:02
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan

More than 100 non-governmental groups send a letter to Kyrgyzstan's leaders over a plan to supervise them.
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Two 'kidnapped' Tamils reappear

Wednesday 1st of February 2006, 16:53
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Two Tamils turn up safe in Sri Lanka after being kidnapped but eight others are still missing, their employers say.
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Museveni rival 'innocent of rape'

Wednesday 1st of February 2006, 17:02
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Ugandan jurors recommend that opposition leader Kizza Besigye is found not guilty of rape at his trial.
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Poland hall designer suicide bid

Wednesday 1st of February 2006, 17:09
related countries: Poland Poland

A designer of the Polish trade hall that collapsed killing 63 people tries to commit suicide, local officials say.
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US Katrina relief effort 'flawed'

Wednesday 1st of February 2006, 17:18
related countries: United States United States

A US congressional report blames an inadequate chain of command for a sluggish response to Hurricane Katrina.
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Saddam fails to appear in court

Wednesday 1st of February 2006, 17:39
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Saddam Hussein's trial in Baghdad resumes with neither the former Iraqi leader nor his defence team present.
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Darfur talks marred by fighting

Wednesday 1st of February 2006, 17:47
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Three Darfur rebels are expelled from peace talks in Nigeria after attacking two delegates for switching sides.
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Kenyan 'graft' minister resigns

Wednesday 1st of February 2006, 17:51
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's finance minister resigns after being linked to a corruption scandal that has shaken the government.
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Nepalese king defends royal coup

Wednesday 1st of February 2006, 17:54
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Nepal's King Gyanendra says Maoist rebels are losing on the first anniversary of his coup, amid heavy new clashes.
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Thirty die in severe Afghan cold

Wednesday 1st of February 2006, 19:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Thirty people die due to severe winter conditions in Badakshan province in north-eastern Afghanistan.
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Feeding tube treatment for Sharon

Wednesday 1st of February 2006, 19:31
related countries: Israel Israel

Doctors insert a feeding tube into the stomach of Israeli PM Ariel Sharon, who is in a coma after a stroke.
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Colombian paramilitaries disarm

Wednesday 1st of February 2006, 20:14
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Over 20,000 Colombian paramilitaries have now laid their arms following the latest disarmament ceremony.
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UN watchdog ponders Iran decision

Wednesday 1st of February 2006, 20:22
related countries: Iran Iran

The UN's nuclear watchdog studies a resolution calling for Iran to be reported to the UN Security Council.
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Afghan aid pledges rise to $10.5b

Wednesday 1st of February 2006, 20:36
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

International donors promise nearly $10.5bn in aid to Afghanistan, as a key summit in London concludes.
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Renewable energy close - Bush

Wednesday 1st of February 2006, 22:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bush

The US president says alternative fuels to compete with petrol could be produced within six years.
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Muhammad cartoon row intensifies

Wednesday 1st of February 2006, 22:54
related countries: Denmark Denmark

European papers reprint controversial caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, defying Muslim outrage.
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Serbian army 'helped hide' Mladic

Wednesday 1st of February 2006, 22:59
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

A probe in Serbia concludes that retired military officials have helped hide fugitive Ratko Mladic.
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New body linked to postal rampage

Wednesday 1st of February 2006, 23:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

Police link an eighth body to a shooting rampage by a former US postal worker in California.
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Deaths spark closure of US mines

Wednesday 1st of February 2006, 23:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: West Virginia

The governor of the US state of West Virginia orders a halt to all coal production following more deaths.
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