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What happend on January 21st 2006

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US 'eco-terrorists' face charges

Saturday 21st of January 2006, 0:26
related countries: United States United States

US justice officials charge 11 people for an alleged 'eco-terrorist' arson spree across five states.
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Iraqi Shias win election victory

Saturday 21st of January 2006, 1:11
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's Shia-led United Iraqi Alliance wins the country's parliamentary elections, but without an absolute majority.
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Tennis: Hingis continues win run

Saturday 21st of January 2006, 1:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Martina Hingis books her place in the fourth round of the Australian Open after a 6-4 6-1 win over Iveta Benesova.
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Venezuela-US drug deal 'ready'

Saturday 21st of January 2006, 2:50
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, United States United States

Venezuela and the US are set to sign a new agreement to fight international drug trafficking.
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Colombia faction lays down arms

Saturday 21st of January 2006, 4:44
related countries: Colombia Colombia

About 2,600 Colombian paramilitaries take part in the biggest disarmament drive of the peace process so far.
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Indonesian E Timor 'abuse' listed

Saturday 21st of January 2006, 5:38
related countries: East Timor East Timor, Indonesia Indonesia

President Xanana Gusmao of East Timor hands the UN a report on alleged atrocities under Indonesian rule.
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US tries to defuse Japan beef row

Saturday 21st of January 2006, 8:25
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States
related places: Tokyo

The US sends a team of experts to Japan after Tokyo reimposes a recently suspended ban on US beef.
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Cricket: Pakistan eye huge total

Saturday 21st of January 2006, 12:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India

Four batsmen hit half-centuries as Pakistan set about building another big score against India in the second Test.
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Russia-Ukraine gas deal on hold

Saturday 21st of January 2006, 12:18
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia

Russia and Ukraine postpone the signing of a controversial gas deal from Saturday to next week.
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Child bird flu deaths confirmed

Saturday 21st of January 2006, 12:18
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Two children in Indonesia are confirmed to have died of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu.
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Conservatism threatens Kuwaiti reforms

Saturday 21st of January 2006, 12:43
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait

Following the death of Kuwait's long-standing ruler, Jonathan Fryer assesses the pressure from traditionalists for the country to undo recent reforms.
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Great Russian freeze spreads west

Saturday 21st of January 2006, 12:54
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Belarus Belarus, Russia Russia

Severe cold weather spreads west from Russia to Ukraine, Belarus, the Baltic states and Scandinavia.
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Latin America's winds of change

Saturday 21st of January 2006, 13:18
related countries: United States United States

A new breed of politician is gaining power in Latin American countries, as David Schweimler explains.
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Israeli cinemas 'shun' bomb film

Saturday 21st of January 2006, 13:38
related countries: Israel Israel

A producer of Golden Globe-winning film Paradise Now says it is being shunned by major Israeli cinema chains.
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Assad pledges reforms for Syria

Saturday 21st of January 2006, 13:48
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says he has decided to carry out domestic reforms, speaking in Damascus.
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Football: Drogba seals win

Saturday 21st of January 2006, 13:56
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Morocco Morocco
related places: Cairo

World Cup finalists the Ivory Coast beat Morocco 1-0 in Group A of the African Cup of Nations in Cairo.
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Kuwait seeks power transfer to PM

Saturday 21st of January 2006, 14:31
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait

Kuwait's cabinet starts procedures to remove the new but ailing emir in favour of the prime minister.
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Iran denies assets move

Saturday 21st of January 2006, 15:06
related countries: Iran Iran

There is confusion over reports Iran is moving foreign exchange reserves from Europe to avoid sanctions.
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Cameroon 3-1 Angola

Saturday 21st of January 2006, 15:38
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon, Angola Angola

Samuel Eto'o scores a hat-trick as Cameroon easily beat Angola 3-1 in Group B of the African Cup of Nations.
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Syria decries Hariri probe 'bias'

Saturday 21st of January 2006, 17:17
related countries: Syria Syria, Lebanon Lebanon

Syria's president says the UN inquiry into the killing of former Lebanese PM Rafik Hariri is biased against Syria.
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E-mail prompts removal of Klimts

Saturday 21st of January 2006, 17:21
related countries: Austria Austria

An Austrian museum puts five Gustav Klimt paintings into storage after receiving e-mail threats.
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Clashes erupt on Nepal's streets

Saturday 21st of January 2006, 17:46
related countries: Nepal Nepal
related places: Kathmandu

Nepalese police round up scores of opposition activists in clashes on the streets of Kathmandu.
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Hundreds flee DR Congo fighting

Saturday 21st of January 2006, 18:23
related countries: Uganda Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Some 2,000 people have fled to Uganda to escape fighting in Democratic Republic of Congo, officials say.
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