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What happend on January 26th 2006

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US military 'at breaking point'

Thursday 26th of January 2006, 0:29
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US military is dangerously overstretched by operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, two reports warn.
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Pinochet daughter 'seeks asylum'

Thursday 26th of January 2006, 2:22
related countries: Chile Chile, United States United States

The eldest daughter of Chile's ex-military ruler Augusto Pinochet reportedly requests political asylum in the US.
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Iran nuclear envoy visits China

Thursday 26th of January 2006, 4:08
related countries: Iran Iran, China China
related places: Tehran

Iran's top nuclear negotiator visits China for talks likely to focus on world concern over Tehran's nuclear programme.
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Australia celebrates national day

Thursday 26th of January 2006, 4:49
related countries: Australia Australia

Australians celebrate their national day, amid tight security in Sydney due to fears of further race riots.
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Tennis: Henin sinks S'pova

Thursday 26th of January 2006, 5:11
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Justine Henin-Hardenne reaches the Australian Open final with a tense three-set victory over Maria Sharapova.
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Vietnam cyber dissident released

Thursday 26th of January 2006, 5:55
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnam's government releases internet dissident Nguyen Khac Toan after four years' imprisonment.
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Attacks mar Indian celebrations

Thursday 26th of January 2006, 7:13
related countries: India India

Suspected Maoist rebels carry out two attacks in northern India ahead of the country's Republic Day celebration.
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Last march for Argentine mothers

Thursday 26th of January 2006, 7:34
related countries: Argentina Argentina

The group of mothers of the disappeared in Argentina holds its 1,500th and final 24-hour protest march.
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MPs demand sanctions over Darfur

Thursday 26th of January 2006, 7:54
related countries: Sudan Sudan

The government should press the UN to impose sanctions against Sudan, a committee of MPs says.
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Nepal police fire at protesters

Thursday 26th of January 2006, 9:37
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Police use live ammunition against anti-monarchy protesters as the opposition brings much of Nepal to a halt.
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S Korea ruling on Agent Orange

Thursday 26th of January 2006, 9:55
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam, South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Seoul

US makers of Agent Orange should pay South Korean troops who fought in Vietnam, a Seoul court rules.
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Cuba 'blocking' American messages

Thursday 26th of January 2006, 10:20
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States

Cuban bulldozers are digging up an area in front of the US mission in a move the Americans say is designed to obscure their electronic messages.
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Chinese editor denounces closure

Thursday 26th of January 2006, 10:51
related countries: China China

The editor of an outspoken Chinese newspaper supplement says its closure is 'disgusting'.
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Cricket: Aussies beat Sri Lanka

Thursday 26th of January 2006, 11:05
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Australia beat Sri Lanka in a low-scoring seventh game of the VB Series, with Simon Katich hitting 52.
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China backs Iran compromise

Thursday 26th of January 2006, 12:03
related countries: Iran Iran, China China
related places: Tehran

Chinese officials back plans to enrich uranium in Russia for use in Iran, but call for renewed global diplomacy.
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Concerns mount for missing Hmong

Thursday 26th of January 2006, 12:28
related countries: Thailand Thailand, Laos Laos

Concerns are mounting for a group of at least 26 Hmong children sent back to Laos from Thailand.
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Somali pirates free Taiwan ship

Thursday 26th of January 2006, 12:35
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, Somalia Somalia

A Taiwanese ship hijacked off Somalia last year is freed - but in another incident pirates seize a merchant ship.
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Spy scandal rocks Russia

Thursday 26th of January 2006, 12:57
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Moscow

Steve Rosenberg in Moscow says that while Britain has denied any wrongdoing in the Russian spy scandal, the week's developments are causing some alarm in Russia.
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Tennis: Baghdatis battles to final

Thursday 26th of January 2006, 13:04
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Marcos Baghdatis stuns fourth seed David Nalbandian to reach the final of the Australian Open.
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Rebels battling for Darfur town

Thursday 26th of January 2006, 13:13
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Fighting is continuing in Sudan's war-torn Darfur province, prompting aid workers to pull out, the UN says.
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Bihar governor offers resignation

Thursday 26th of January 2006, 13:21
related countries: India India
related places: Bihar

The governor of India's Bihar state, Buta Singh, says he has resigned after criticism from the Supreme Court.
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Venezuela officers 'spied for US'

Thursday 26th of January 2006, 13:35
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, United States United States

The Venezuelan vice-president says a number of military officers are held on suspicion of passing information to the US.
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US military 'at breaking point'

Thursday 26th of January 2006, 14:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US military is dangerously overstretched by operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, two reports warn.
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India summons US envoy over Iran

Thursday 26th of January 2006, 14:21
related countries: India India, Iran Iran, United States United States

India summons the US ambassador to Delhi for suggesting a landmark nuclear deal could be at risk.
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Energy crisis as Georgia freezes

Thursday 26th of January 2006, 14:42
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgia's president cuts short his attendance at the World Economic Forum to grapple with an energy crisis at home.
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Losing touch with local Jamaican spirit

Thursday 26th of January 2006, 14:50
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

In Jamaica, Duncan Bartlett reflects on how tourists staying in big hotels may feel safer, but could become isolated from local culture.
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US releases Iraqi women prisoners

Thursday 26th of January 2006, 15:08
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US forces release five Iraqi women because, the US says, there is insufficient evidence to charge them.
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Afghan troop levels to hit 5,700

Thursday 26th of January 2006, 15:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK is to deploy 5,700 troops in Afghanistan at a cost of £1bn, Defence Secretary John Reid says.
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Huge crowds attend Rugova funeral

Thursday 26th of January 2006, 15:28
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Hundreds of thousands of Kosovo Albanians turn out for the funeral of the late President, Ibrahim Rugova.
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WEF apology over 'Israel boycott'

Thursday 26th of January 2006, 15:52
related countries: Israel Israel

The founder and executive director of the World Economic Forum (WEF), apologises after an article calls for a boycott of Israel.
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Woman held in Mexico killer hunt

Thursday 26th of January 2006, 16:10
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican police hunting a suspected serial killer arrest a female wrestler known as the Silent Lady.
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Pakistan seeks arrest of Bhutto

Thursday 26th of January 2006, 16:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Bhutto

Interpol issues notices for the arrest of ex-Pakistan PM Benazir Bhutto and her husband, Asif Ali Zardari.
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Saudis recall envoy in Danish row

Thursday 26th of January 2006, 17:35
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia recalls its ambassador to Denmark in a row about a newspaper's cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
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Kenya 'safe' for anti-graft czar

Thursday 26th of January 2006, 18:09
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's government says former anti-corruption czar John Githongo can return and he will be safe despite death threats.
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Catalan archives to be returned

Thursday 26th of January 2006, 18:30
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Catalonia

Spain's high court allows the transfer of Civil War documents to Catalonia in a controversial move.
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Argentina river row ends in court

Thursday 26th of January 2006, 19:30
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Uruguay Uruguay

Argentina is to take neighbouring Uruguay to court over paper mills which it says will pollute a shared river.
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Russian soldiers held over attack

Thursday 26th of January 2006, 19:45
related countries: Russia Russia

At least six Russian soldiers are detained in connection with the severe beating of a conscript.
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Bush backs Russian plan for Iran

Thursday 26th of January 2006, 19:55
related countries: Russia Russia, Iran Iran, United States United States

The US president welcomes a Russian idea to control Iran's nuclear fuel as a way out of the impasse.
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