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What happend on January 17th 2006

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Bachelet vow on gender equality

Tuesday 17th of January 2006, 1:01
related countries: Chile Chile

Chilean President-elect Michelle Bachelet vows to name a cabinet with an equal number of men and women.
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Tennis: Federer's opening win

Tuesday 17th of January 2006, 1:37
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Roger Federer thrashes Denis Istomin in his opening match at the Australian Open.
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Live: Murray v Chela

Tuesday 17th of January 2006, 5:16
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The latest action as Andy Murray takes on Juan Ignacio Chela at the Australian Open.
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Taiwanese Premier Hsieh resigns

Tuesday 17th of January 2006, 5:30
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan's Prime Minister Frank Hsieh announces his resignation, after his party's defeat in December's poll.
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Tennis: Chela beats Murray

Tuesday 17th of January 2006, 5:30
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Juan Ignacio Chela hammers an out-of-form Andy Murray at the Australian Open.
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US opens new Cambodia mission

Tuesday 17th of January 2006, 7:40
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, United States United States
related places: Phnom Penh

The US is opening a striking new embassy in Phnom Penh, signalling a growing involvement in Cambodia.
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Tennis: Hewitt survives thriller

Tuesday 17th of January 2006, 8:14
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Third seed Lleyton Hewitt fights back to beat unseeded Robin Vik at the Australian Open.
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US ex-President Ford in hospital

Tuesday 17th of January 2006, 8:44
related countries: United States United States

US former President Gerald Ford is taken to hospital suffering from pneumonia.
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Elderly US killer is put to death

Tuesday 17th of January 2006, 8:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

California executes its oldest Death Row inmate - a blind 76-year-old who ordered the killing of three people in 1980.
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SA seeks 'corrupt' asset seizure

Tuesday 17th of January 2006, 8:50
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa tries to seize $3m in assets from Schabir Shaik, the advisor to the ex-deputy president.
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Nigeria hostages 'in good health'

Tuesday 17th of January 2006, 9:16
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The four foreign oil workers kidnapped by Nigerian militants tell Reuters news agency they are in good health.
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Malaysia 'returns Thai Muslims'

Tuesday 17th of January 2006, 9:27
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Malaysia says it has sent home 130 Thai Muslims who fled their homeland, though Thailand has no record of it.
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Livedoor denials as shares tumble

Tuesday 17th of January 2006, 9:28
related countries: Japan Japan

Bosses at Japanese internet company Livedoor deny breaching securities rules by misleading shareholders.
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Israelis kill West Bank militant

Tuesday 17th of January 2006, 9:41
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank
related places: Tulkarm

Israeli troops kill a leader of the Palestinian militant group Hamas during a clash in the West Bank town of Tulkarm.
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Iran lifts CNN ban after apology

Tuesday 17th of January 2006, 10:27
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran overturns a ban on CNN working in Iran after the network apologises for mistranslating the president.
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Australia firm 'knew of kickbacks'

Tuesday 17th of January 2006, 11:09
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Aruba Aruba
related places: Saddam

Managers at Australian wheat exporter AWB were aware of kickbacks paid to Saddam's Iraq, an inquiry hears.
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New bridge planned at Hajj site

Tuesday 17th of January 2006, 11:22
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian media says a new bridge is to be built at the site of last week's Hajj stampede.
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Cricket: Sri Lanka beat SA

Tuesday 17th of January 2006, 11:27
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Sri Lanka unexpectedly throw the VB Series wide open with a 94-run win over South Africa.
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India pair fail to set new record

Tuesday 17th of January 2006, 11:46
related countries: India India

Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid fall four runs short of a new record opening stand in the drawn first Test.
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Airbus claims victory in jet war

Tuesday 17th of January 2006, 11:53
related countries: United States United States

European aircraft maker Airbus says a record year saw it sell and deliver more jets than US rival Boeing, maintaining its market dominance.
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Sehwag sad after record bid fails

Tuesday 17th of January 2006, 12:07
related countries: India India

Virender Sehwag says it was "really bad" that India failed to secure a new record opening stand in the drawn Lahore Test.
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SA defends controversial air trip

Tuesday 17th of January 2006, 13:50
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa says a taxpayer-funded flight by the deputy president combined leisure and business.
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Foreign NGOs banned near Chechnya

Tuesday 17th of January 2006, 14:09
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian court tells two Western non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to stop working in Ingushetia.
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Iran 'detains' Iraqi coastguards

Tuesday 17th of January 2006, 15:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Iran Iran
related places: Shatt al Arab

Nine Iraqi coast guards are detained by Iran after a clash on the Shatt al-Arab waterway, officials say.
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Israel removes Hebron protesters

Tuesday 17th of January 2006, 15:48
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli police have started removing Jewish non-residents in the West Bank city of Hebron after violent protests.
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US judges back assisted suicide

Tuesday 17th of January 2006, 16:50
related countries: United States United States

The US Supreme Court backs a law allowing doctors to help patients die, after the White House sought to block it.
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Tanzanian police 'shoot to kill'

Tuesday 17th of January 2006, 17:02
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania

Police kill five people in Tanzania after receiving shoot-to-kill orders last week to crack down on crime.
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Donors asked for bird flu funding

Tuesday 17th of January 2006, 17:04
related countries: China China

A donor conference in China is aiming to raise more than $1bn to fight the worldwide spread of bird flu.
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Last trading as Reliance splits

Tuesday 17th of January 2006, 17:43
related countries: India India

Shares of Indian industrial giant Reliance are traded for the last time ahead of a split of the group's businesses.
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Monitors halt work in Trincomalee

Tuesday 17th of January 2006, 18:54
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Truce monitors in Sri Lanka suspend work in eastern Trincomalee district after the latest in a series of attacks.
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Cricket: India warned by ICC

Tuesday 17th of January 2006, 19:33
related countries: India India

ICC chief executive Malcolm Speed tells India not to go ahead with their plans to arrange their own fixture lists.
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Turkish tourists set free in Iran

Tuesday 17th of January 2006, 20:07
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Iran Iran

Three Turkish tourists kidnapped in Iran while on a paragliding trip are freed amid denials of a ransom deal.
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Bush challenged on spying policy

Tuesday 17th of January 2006, 20:52
related countries: United States United States

Two civil liberties groups file lawsuits challenging US President George W Bush's bugging of US citizens.
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Tape shown of US hostage in Iraq

Tuesday 17th of January 2006, 23:08
related countries: United States United States

A-Jazeera broadcasts a video apparently showing a US reporter kidnapped in Iraq earlier this month.
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Pakistan warns US over air strike

Tuesday 17th of January 2006, 23:54
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Pakistan's PM says he cannot accept actions like the recent US air strike on a village that killed at least 18 people.
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