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What happend on February 18th 2006

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US to aid Syrian democracy groups

Saturday 18th of February 2006, 0:14
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US State Department says it will spend $5m to fund pro-democracy groups in Syria.
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Palestinians to give back US aid

Saturday 18th of February 2006, 1:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

The Palestinian Authority agrees to return $50m of US aid after a request from Washington.
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US helicopters crash off Djibouti

Saturday 18th of February 2006, 5:00
related countries: United States United States, Djibouti Djibouti

Two US military helicopters crash off the coast of Djibouti in East Africa and 10 crew members missing.
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Caribbean group to re-admit Haiti

Saturday 18th of February 2006, 6:39
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Caribbean regional group Caricom says it is ready to re-admit Haiti after the election of President Rene Preval.
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Ten die in Libya cartoon clash

Saturday 18th of February 2006, 7:28
related countries: Italy Italy, Libya Libya

At least 10 people are killed in Libya during an anti-Italian protest over the Muhammad cartoons, police say.
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Ten die in Libya cartoon clash

Saturday 18th of February 2006, 7:28
related countries: Italy Italy, Libya Libya

At least 10 people are killed in Libya during an anti-Italian protest over the Muhammad cartoons, police say.
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Cricket: Astle takes Kiwis to win

Saturday 18th of February 2006, 8:58
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Opener Nathan Astle hits 90 as New Zealand beat West Indies by 81 runs in the first one-day international.
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Pakistan look for consolation win

Saturday 18th of February 2006, 9:44
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India

Captain Inzamam-ul-Haq urges Pakistan to take a consolation one-day victory over India on Sunday.
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Japan sends satellite into orbit

Saturday 18th of February 2006, 9:48
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan launches a new satellite into orbit, boosting its space programme after a series of disappointments.
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Saturday 18th of February 2006, 10:20
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India

A second rail link between India and Pakistan reopens 40 years after it was suspended because of hostilities.
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England tumble after strong start

Saturday 18th of February 2006, 11:58
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Mumbai

Michael Vaughan, Andrew Strauss and Ian Bell all pass 50 but England are bowled out for 299 in their India tour-opener.
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Four hurt in Pakistan cartoon row

Saturday 18th of February 2006, 12:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Muhammad

Four people are injured in Pakistan when police open fire during protests over the Muhammad cartoons.
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Uganda's silent presidential candidates

Saturday 18th of February 2006, 12:18
related countries: Uganda Uganda
related places: Kampala

Will Ross finds effigies of presidential candidates smiling at him in all sorts of places around Kampala.
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Nowhere to run for Gaza neighbours

Saturday 18th of February 2006, 12:20
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Seven months after Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip, Nick Thorpe speaks to those living in fear in the Israeli towns around Gaza.
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Seven killed in bombings in Iraq

Saturday 18th of February 2006, 12:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Macedonia Macedonia, United States United States

Seven people, including a US soldier, die in attacks in Iraq, as two Macedonian workers are kidnapped.
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Hamas takes power vowing no talks

Saturday 18th of February 2006, 12:53
related countries: West Bank West Bank

A new Palestinian parliament dominated by Hamas is sworn in, as the group rejects calls for talks with Israel.
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Portugal makes 'record' drug haul

Saturday 18th of February 2006, 13:26
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Portuguese police say they have seized eight tonnes of cocaine in the largest operation of its kind in Europe.
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Italy cartoon row minister quits

Saturday 18th of February 2006, 15:23
related countries: Italy Italy, Libya Libya

The Italian minister who sparked rioting in Libya after wearing a T-shirt of the Muhammad cartoons resigns.
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Blast at US Philippines army base

Saturday 18th of February 2006, 15:40
related countries: Philippines Philippines, United States United States

An explosion near an army base in the Philippines used by US troops injures about 20 people, reports say.
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No success in Philippines rescue

Saturday 18th of February 2006, 15:53
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Relief teams find no more survivors at a Philippines village where 1,800 people are feared dead after a mudslide.
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India finds deadly bird flu virus

Saturday 18th of February 2006, 15:55
related countries: India India

India detects its first cases of the deadly H5N1 bird flu strain in western Maharashtra state, officials say.
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Libya suspends minister over riot

Saturday 18th of February 2006, 16:15
related countries: Libya Libya

The Libyan interior minister is suspended after 10 die in protests against Prophet Muhammad cartoons.
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Oil workers kidnapped in Nigeria

Saturday 18th of February 2006, 19:02
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nine foreign workers are seized in the latest attack by militants on oil installations in Nigeria.
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Top target stars for life picked

Saturday 18th of February 2006, 19:06
related countries: United States United States

A US astronomer draws up a shortlist of the stars most likely to harbour intelligent extra-terrestrial life.
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France confirms lethal bird flu

Saturday 18th of February 2006, 21:04
related countries: France France

French officials confirm that a wild duck found dead last week had the H5N1 strain of bird flu - France's first case.
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Winter Olympics day eight review

Saturday 18th of February 2006, 22:21
related countries: Italy Italy

Britain's women curlers lose to Norway 8-4, while Kjetil Andre Aamodt wins his third super-G title.
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Deadly bird flu widens its reach

Saturday 18th of February 2006, 22:40
related countries: France France

The lethal H5N1 strain of bird flu continues to spread, with France becoming the latest country to confirm a case.
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Police raid Austrian biathletes

Saturday 18th of February 2006, 23:06
related countries: Austria Austria, Italy Italy

Italian police find no evidence of doping after a drugs raid on the Austrian biathlon team's hotel.
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Bosnian film triumphs in Berlin

Saturday 18th of February 2006, 23:27
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

A Bosnian film about women raped during the Balkans war wins the Golden Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival.
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