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What happend on January 23rd 2006

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Tennis: Kiefer halts Chela run

Monday 23rd of January 2006, 3:05
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian Open dark horse Nicolas Kiefer crushes Juan Ignacio Chela to reach the quarter-finals.
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Yamaha raided over China exports

Monday 23rd of January 2006, 4:21
related countries: Japan Japan, China China

Police in Japan raid the headquarters of vehicles giant Yamaha in an inquiry into helicopter exports to China.
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US Havana messages outrage Castro

Monday 23rd of January 2006, 5:08
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States
related places: Havana

Cuba's president condemns the US for broadcasting illuminated messages on its building in Havana.
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Call for state role in Afghan aid

Monday 23rd of January 2006, 6:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghanistan's development aid needs to be channelled through the government, the World Bank says.
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Taiwan's Chen warned over China

Monday 23rd of January 2006, 6:41
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, China China

Taiwan's outgoing PM warns President Chen Shui-bian over his hardline China policy, as a cabinet reshuffle begins.
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Yamaha raided in China probe

Monday 23rd of January 2006, 7:03
related countries: Japan Japan, China China

Police in Japan raid the headquarters of vehicles giant Yamaha in an inquiry into helicopter exports to China.
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Rebel attacks rock India's Assam

Monday 23rd of January 2006, 7:49
related countries: India India

Two policemen are killed and 30 people injured in a wave of rebel attacks in the Indian state of Assam.
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Thai PM sells mobile firm stake

Monday 23rd of January 2006, 8:23
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra sells his family's stake in Shin Corp after conflict of interest claims.
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Australia hit by more bushfires

Monday 23rd of January 2006, 10:02
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A firefighter dies while heading towards a blaze, as Australia battles to contain bushfires across four states.
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Two dead in Baghdad suicide bomb

Monday 23rd of January 2006, 10:07
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Iran Iran
related places: Baghdad

Two people are killed and six injured in a suicide bomb attack outside the Iranian embassy in Baghdad.
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Sudan row dogs African summit

Monday 23rd of January 2006, 10:24
related countries: Sudan Sudan

African Union leaders open a summit in Khartoum amid a row over whether Sudan should chair the body.
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Desperate Georgia gets some gas

Monday 23rd of January 2006, 11:10
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Georgia's energy crisis is eased as it gets Russian gas from Azerbaijan, but the row with Moscow rages on.
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Milosevic in Moscow health plea

Monday 23rd of January 2006, 11:16
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Judges at the trial of Slobodan Milosevic study a request for him to visit Moscow for medical treatment.
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'No change' for comatose Sharon

Monday 23rd of January 2006, 11:26
related countries: Israel Israel

The condition of comatose Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has shown no change, hospital officials say.
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Court drops Turkish writer's case

Monday 23rd of January 2006, 11:42
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A Turkish court drops a case against renowned writer Orhan Pamuk, which had drawn Western criticism.
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Graft claims rock Kenyan cabinet

Monday 23rd of January 2006, 11:45
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's opposition urges the president to dissolve cabinet after four ministers are accused of corruption.
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UK diplomats in Moscow spying row

Monday 23rd of January 2006, 11:49
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Moscow

Russia backs a TV report allegedly showing footage of UK diplomats using a fake rock to spy in Moscow.
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Net firm boss arrested in Japan

Monday 23rd of January 2006, 11:59
related countries: Japan Japan

The head of scandal-hit internet firm Livedoor is arrested amid allegations that he broke market rules.
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Kuwait showdown over sick emir

Monday 23rd of January 2006, 12:15
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait

Kuwait is plunged into a constitutional crisis between two branches of the ruling Sabah dynasty.
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Cricket: India out of danger

Monday 23rd of January 2006, 12:24
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India

Mahendra Dhoni hits a maiden Test century as India close day three of the second Test against Pakistan on 441-5.
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Pakistan to show Bollywood film

Monday 23rd of January 2006, 12:41
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India

A Bollywood film is set to be screened in Pakistan, despite a decades-long ban on Indian films.
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Pope gunman jailed 'until 2010'

Monday 23rd of January 2006, 12:50
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The gunman who shot Pope John Paul II in 1981 must spend another four years in jail, Turkish prosecutors say.
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Malaysia naked squats condemned

Monday 23rd of January 2006, 14:16
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A Malaysian inquiry asks police to stop forcing suspects to strip and squat, after a row about a video.
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Peacekeepers killed in DR Congo

Monday 23rd of January 2006, 14:33
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Eight UN peacekeepers are killed in clashes in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN says.
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Iraq court names new Saddam judge

Monday 23rd of January 2006, 15:22
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Saddam

The Iraqi court trying ousted leader Saddam Hussein names a new judge ahead of Tuesday's hearing.
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Pinochet wife held in fraud case

Monday 23rd of January 2006, 16:04
related countries: Chile Chile

The wife of Chile's former military ruler Augusto Pinochet and four of their children are arrested on charges of tax evasion.
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Tennis: Federer edges past Haas

Monday 23rd of January 2006, 16:10
related countries: Australia Australia

Roger Federer reaches the Australia Open quarter-finals, but is taken to five sets by the unseeded Tommy Haas.
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Clockwatch: Nigeria 1-0 Ghana

Monday 23rd of January 2006, 17:14
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Nigeria defeat Ghana 1-0 in Group D's opening game at the African Cup of Nations.
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Nepal king eases Kathmandu curbs

Monday 23rd of January 2006, 17:17
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The government in Nepal lifts a night-time curfew and a ban on public gatherings in the capital, Kathmandu.
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Football: Goal sinks Ghana

Monday 23rd of January 2006, 17:23
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Ghana Ghana

A late strike from Taye Taiwo gives Nigeria a 1-0 win over Ghana in a group D match at the African Cup of Nations.
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Envoy issues Sri Lanka peace call

Monday 23rd of January 2006, 17:52
related countries: Norway Norway, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A senior Norwegian envoy says Sri Lanka is at a crossroads, as he holds talks to prevent a return to war.
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Russian NGO rejects spy 'smear'

Monday 23rd of January 2006, 18:10
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A top Russian human rights group dismisses as a smear reports that it got funds from British intelligence.
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Sudan ready to drop AU chair bid

Monday 23rd of January 2006, 19:18
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Khartoum

Sudan is ready to drop its bid to chair the African Union to avoid splits in the group, a top official says.
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Clockwatch: Zimbabwe 0-2 Senegal

Monday 23rd of January 2006, 19:53
related countries: Senegal Senegal

Senegal defeat Zimbabwe in Group D of the African Cup of Nations at the Port Said Stadium.
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Bolivian president forms cabinet

Monday 23rd of January 2006, 20:04
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Bolivian President Evo Morales names his cabinet, with ministers from a range of different interests groups.
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Eriksson to quit after World Cup

Monday 23rd of January 2006, 21:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Sven-Goran Eriksson will leave his post as England coach after this summer's World Cup finals.
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Ford to slash up to 30,000 jobs

Monday 23rd of January 2006, 22:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ford

Ford is to close 14 North American plants with the loss of 25-30,000 jobs, in a bid to revive its US business.
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Scores trapped in Kenya building

Monday 23rd of January 2006, 23:17
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

Rescuers try to free scores of workers trapped in a building collapse that killed at least seven in Kenya's capital.
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Canadians go to the polls

Monday 23rd of January 2006, 23:34
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada prepares to vote in a general election, with opinion polls pointing to an end to 12 years of Liberal rule.
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