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What happend on January 1st 2006

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Two Palestinians killed in Gaza

Sunday 1st of January 2006, 0:35
related countries: Israel Israel

Two militants die in an Israeli strike in a newly declared buffer zone in Gaza, Palestinian officials say.
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Seized officials freed in Haiti

Sunday 1st of January 2006, 3:40
related countries: Haiti Haiti, United States United States

Members of Organization of American States kidnapped in Haiti are released, as further election delay looks certain.
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Kidnapped Sudanese freed in Iraq

Sunday 1st of January 2006, 6:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Sudan Sudan

Five staff at Sudan's embassy in Iraq are freed by kidnappers after Khartoum promises to close the mission.
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Cricket: Botha set for SA debut

Sunday 1st of January 2006, 7:44
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

Johan Botha looks set to make his Test debut for South Africa as they attempt to hit back against Australia in Sydney.
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Bushfires edging towards Sydney

Sunday 1st of January 2006, 8:18
related countries: Australia Australia

Bushfires across south-east Australia continue to rage, creeping closer to Sydney.
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Taiwan warns of China 'threats'

Sunday 1st of January 2006, 9:28
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, China China

President Chen Shui-bian of Taiwan vows to toughen his island's stance against China in his New Year speech.
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Churchill took hardline on Gandhi

Sunday 1st of January 2006, 10:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wartime UK leader Winston Churchill favoured letting Gandhi die if he went on hunger strike while in custody.
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Austria sees constitution on hold

Sunday 1st of January 2006, 11:45
related countries: Austria Austria

Austria takes over the EU presidency, with its leader expecting no major moves towards an EU constitution.
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Russia cuts Ukraine gas supplies

Sunday 1st of January 2006, 11:53
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia

Russian cuts off gas supplies to Ukraine in an energy price dispute which has become a major political row.
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Italian seized in Gaza Strip

Sunday 1st of January 2006, 12:13
related countries: Italy Italy, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Gunmen abduct another foreigner in Gaza, hours after the Palestinian leader promises to restore order.
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Sharon to have heart op this week

Sunday 1st of January 2006, 12:59
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli PM Ariel Sharon will undergo a minor operation on Thursday to close a small hole in his heart.
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Turabi attacks foreign presence

Sunday 1st of January 2006, 15:04
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Veteran Islamist leader Hassan al-Turabi complains Sudan is full of foreign forces despite 50 years of independence.
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French fight New Caledonia fires

Sunday 1st of January 2006, 15:50
related countries: France France, Aruba Aruba, New Caledonia New Caledonia

French and Australian firefighters fly in to tackle forest fires blazing for a week in New Caledonia.
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Italian man seized in Gaza freed

Sunday 1st of January 2006, 15:50
related countries: Italy Italy, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

An Italian peace activist is freed after being abducted in Gaza, the latest in a series of kidnappings.
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Zapatistas start political tour

Sunday 1st of January 2006, 16:36
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico's Zapatista rebels set off on a six-month tour intended to build a national leftist movement.
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Stranded whales shot dead in NZ

Sunday 1st of January 2006, 16:52
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Dozens of stranded whales are shot dead as New Zealand officials decide it is too risky to try to save them.
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Food aid cut for Zambia refugees

Sunday 1st of January 2006, 17:32
related countries: Zambia Zambia

Rations for more than 80,000 refugees in camps in Zambia are being halved because of a lack of international aid.
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Ukraine gas row hits EU supplies

Sunday 1st of January 2006, 18:06
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia

EU countries start to suffer knock-on cuts in gas imports as Russia axes supplies to Ukraine in a row over prices.
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Syria party kicks out 'traitor'

Sunday 1st of January 2006, 18:12
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria's ruling Baath party expels former vice-president Abdul Halim Khaddam after an outspoken TV interview.
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Italian tourists seized in Yemen

Sunday 1st of January 2006, 21:07
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Five Italians are kidnapped in Yemen despite the government pledging more efforts to end abductions.
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Turkish 'bird flu test' boy dies

Sunday 1st of January 2006, 21:15
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A Turkish boy dies in hospital as doctors wait to find out if he and three sick siblings had contracted bird flu.
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Two killed in Iraq fuel protest

Sunday 1st of January 2006, 21:23
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Kirkuk

Iraqi security forces open fire during a protest against fuel shortages in Kirkuk, killing at least two people.
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Bush defends US spying programme

Sunday 1st of January 2006, 23:05
related countries: United States United States

President Bush strongly defends his domestic spying programme, calling it vital and necessary to protect the US.
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Iran rejects Russia nuclear plan

Sunday 1st of January 2006, 23:47
related countries: Iran Iran, Russia Russia

Iran dismisses a proposal that it enrich uranium in Russia to ease a dispute over its nuclear programme.
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