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What happend on February 20th 2006

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Abbas warns of financial crisis

Monday 20th of February 2006, 1:27
related countries: Israel Israel

The Palestinian Authority is in a financial crisis, says its leader Mahmoud Abbas, after Israel announces sanctions.
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Tennis: Murray claims first title

Monday 20th of February 2006, 1:33
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica
related places: San Jose

Britain's Andy Murray comes from a set down to beat Lleyton Hewitt 2-6 6-1 7-6 and claim his first ATP Tour title in San Jose.
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Japan cult boss 'can face trial'

Monday 20th of February 2006, 5:50
related countries: Japan Japan

A former cult leader in Japan is reportedly judged fit to appeal his death sentence for the 1995 sarin attacks.
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Bluescope hit by materials costs

Monday 20th of February 2006, 6:54
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's largest steelmaker Bluescope sees first-half profits fall 38% as export prices fall and costs rise.
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Macedonian hostages freed in Iraq

Monday 20th of February 2006, 7:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Macedonia Macedonia

Two Macedonian cleaning contractors seized in southern Iraq are released after two days in captivity.
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Foreign teams in Philippine hunt

Monday 20th of February 2006, 7:24
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Foreign teams join efforts to find survivors and bodies of the Philippines mudslide which buried an entire village.
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Chirac hopes to ink India deals

Monday 20th of February 2006, 8:31
related countries: India India, France France

Nuclear, defence and trade ties are on the agenda of the French president's three-day India visit.
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Airbus secures $2.5bn Indian deal

Monday 20th of February 2006, 9:05
related countries: India India

European plane maker Airbus is to sell 43 passenger jets worth $2.5bn to India's state-owned airline Indian.
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Nigerian militants claim attacks

Monday 20th of February 2006, 9:51
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The militant Nigerian group in the Delta holding nine foreign hostages say they have attacked two more oil industry targets.
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Hamas dismisses Israeli sanctions

Monday 20th of February 2006, 9:51
related countries: Israel Israel

The newly named Palestinian PM plays down the effects of Israeli financial restrictions and drops in Western aid.
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Tennis: Murray breaks into top 50

Monday 20th of February 2006, 10:00
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: San Jose

Andy Murray is up to 47th in the world rankings after his San Jose win, seven behind British number one Tim Henman.
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Google throws out US data demand

Monday 20th of February 2006, 10:15
related countries: United States United States

Google has formally rejected US government demands for access to its search data.
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Thaksin aims to defuse protests

Monday 20th of February 2006, 10:18
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra may call a joint sitting of parliament to try and defuse mounting tension.
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Churches urged to back evolution

Monday 20th of February 2006, 10:54
related countries: United States United States

US scientists call on religious groups to stand up against the teaching of "intelligent design" in schools.
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Bosnia war memorial plan halted

Monday 20th of February 2006, 11:05
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Plans for a memorial at the site of a notorious Bosnian wartime camp are halted as the main sponsor pulls out.
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Chavez could seek further terms

Monday 20th of February 2006, 11:18
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez says he may seek to lift the limit on successive presidential terms, to allow him to run in 2012.
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Many die in fresh Iraq bombings

Monday 20th of February 2006, 11:20
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Mosul

At least 23 people die in violence across Iraq, as the US leans on Iraqi officials to bury sectarian divisions.
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Cricket: England in surprise win

Monday 20th of February 2006, 11:37
related countries: India India

England dismiss Cricket Club of India for just 75 to secure a 238-run win in the opening match of their tour.
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Farmers told to plan for bird flu

Monday 20th of February 2006, 12:35
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Poultry farmers should plan how they can move birds indoors in case avian flu hits the UK, says Tony Blair.
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France and India in nuclear deal

Monday 20th of February 2006, 12:57
related countries: India India, France France

India and France sign a deal to pursue civilian nuclear co-operation during a visit by Jacques Chirac.
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Carter: Don't punish Palestinians

Monday 20th of February 2006, 13:07
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

Former US President Carter urges Israel and the US not to "disrupt Palestinian democracy" over the Hamas victory.
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EU considers Asian shoe tariffs

Monday 20th of February 2006, 13:11
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam, China China

Europe says it is considering imposing restrictions on imports of shoes from China and Vietnam.
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'Noises' spur on mud rescue push

Monday 20th of February 2006, 13:20
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Rescuers hunting for survivors of a Philippines landslide renew their efforts after hearing underground noises.
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Howard hits at 'extreme' Muslims

Monday 20th of February 2006, 13:23
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian Muslims who hold "extreme" views pose previously unseen problems for the country, John Howard says.
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Kuwaiti MPs confirm crown prince

Monday 20th of February 2006, 13:50
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait

Kuwait's parliament votes unanimously to approve Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad as crown prince.
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Irving admits Holocaust 'mistake'

Monday 20th of February 2006, 14:10
related countries: Austria Austria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British historian David Irving pleads guilty as his trial begins in Austria on charges of denying the Holocaust.
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Searches on for bird flu victims

Monday 20th of February 2006, 14:26
related countries: India India

Indian health officials begin door-to-door searches for people who may have caught bird flu.
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Fighting rocks Somalia's capital

Monday 20th of February 2006, 15:08
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

Heavy fighting flares in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, after 10 people were killed on Saturday.
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Tear gas fired at Besigye rally

Monday 20th of February 2006, 16:17
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Ugandan police use tear gas and water cannon to break up opposition leader Kizza Besigye's final campaign rally.
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Islamic groups plan more protests

Monday 20th of February 2006, 16:38
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's main Islamic alliance says there will be no let up in protests against the Prophet Muhammad cartoons.
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Al-Qaeda 'will use cartoon row'

Monday 20th of February 2006, 16:43
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Denmark warns al-Qaeda will try to exploit Muslim rage over the Prophet Muhammad cartoons.
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State to put rapists on posters

Monday 20th of February 2006, 17:09
related countries: United States United States

The US state of Mississippi plans to put the names and faces of convicted sex offenders on billboards.
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French 'dog of war' in coup trial

Monday 20th of February 2006, 17:14
related countries: Comoros Comoros, France France

Ex-French mercenary Bob Denard appears in court accused of staging a coup attempt in the Comoros.
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Egypt orders domestic bird cull

Monday 20th of February 2006, 17:25
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The Egyptian government orders the slaughter of all domestic poultry, as part of a range of bird flu measures.
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Russia urges nuclear deal on Iran

Monday 20th of February 2006, 17:46
related countries: Russia Russia, Iran Iran
related places: Moscow, Tehran

Russia's foreign minister calls on Iran to stop nuclear enrichment as Moscow talks go into a second day.
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BBC radio seals India rights deal

Monday 20th of February 2006, 18:22
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The BBC wins exclusive radio rights to all international tour matches in India for the next four years, including next month's England series
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Greek islands 'cut off' by strike

Monday 20th of February 2006, 19:34
related countries: Greece Greece

Greek seamen extend their strike for another 48 hours, causing food shortages on some Greek islands.
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Holocaust denier Irving is jailed

Monday 20th of February 2006, 20:19
related countries: Austria Austria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British historian David Irving is jailed for three years in Austria after pleading guilty to Holocaust denial.
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Climbers die in Spanish blizzard

Monday 20th of February 2006, 20:49
related countries: Spain Spain

A couple described as experienced climbers are killed after being overwhelmed by severe weather.
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Bosnian Serb suspect extradited

Monday 20th of February 2006, 22:14
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina, Argentina Argentina

A Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect arrested in Argentina is on his way to the war crimes tribunal in The Hague.
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Winter Olympics: Day 10

Monday 20th of February 2006, 22:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's women curlers beat the USA 10-4 but Canada down Denmark to end Rhona Martin's title defence.
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Saudi paper 'shut' in cartoon row

Monday 20th of February 2006, 22:49
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A newspaper in Saudi Arabia stops publishing after printing some of the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
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Olympics: Russia's ice dance gold

Monday 20th of February 2006, 22:59
related countries: Russia Russia

Ice dancers Tatiana Navka and Roman Kostomarov claim Russia's third figure skating gold.
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'Racist motive' to French kidnap

Monday 20th of February 2006, 23:50
related countries: France France

A Jewish man who died after being kidnapped and tortured may have been the victim of an anti-Semitic attack, French officials say.
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