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What happend on July 18th 2006

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UN warns over Afghan drought

Tuesday 18th of July 2006, 1:24
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The UN in Afghanistan says that millions are facing hunger this year because of drought - and that it may not be able to help.
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Israeli jets in new Lebanon raids

Tuesday 18th of July 2006, 4:09
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

Israel launches air strikes on Hezbollah strongholds in southern Lebanon, as the UN warns of a humanitarian crisis.
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Guatemala accused over murders

Tuesday 18th of July 2006, 5:16
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

Guatemala is accused of not doing enough to investigate the murders of hundreds of women and girls.
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Japanese troops leave Iraq

Tuesday 18th of July 2006, 6:03
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Japan Japan

Japanese soldiers leave Iraq, ending ther first foray into an active foreign war zone since World War II.
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Detective novelist Spillane dies

Tuesday 18th of July 2006, 6:28
related countries: United States United States

US crime writer Mickey Spillane, creator of the tough private eye Mike Hammer, dies at the age of 88.
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Tendulkar cleared for tour return

Tuesday 18th of July 2006, 7:43
related countries: India India, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sachin Tendulkar is passed fit for India's forthcoming tour to Sri Lanka.
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Nigeria unions warn over job cuts

Tuesday 18th of July 2006, 7:54
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's main trade union body raises the possibility of a strike over government plans to cut 33,000 jobs.
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EU welcomes Mladic hunt plan

Tuesday 18th of July 2006, 8:19
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

A Serbian plan to capture former Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic is approved by EU foreign ministers.
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Uganda rebels want army disbanded

Tuesday 18th of July 2006, 8:54
related countries: Uganda Uganda, Sudan Sudan

Northern Ugandan rebels at peace talks in Sudan demand that the armed forced be disbanded.
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Gaming shares hit by US charges

Tuesday 18th of July 2006, 9:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Shares in UK-listed online gambling firms slide on fears of a crackdown on the sector by US authorities.
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China says growth 'under control'

Tuesday 18th of July 2006, 9:15
related countries: China China

China grew by 10.9% in the first half of 2006, but the government says moves to cool growth are working.
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Border open for stranded Gazans

Tuesday 18th of July 2006, 9:20
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

The only crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt is opened for the first time in three weeks.
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UN call for Middle East ceasefire

Tuesday 18th of July 2006, 10:21
related countries: Israel Israel

Kofi Annan calls for urgent international action as UN envoys hold talks with Israel on halting the violence.
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Pakistan arrests Taleban suspects

Tuesday 18th of July 2006, 10:23
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani police arrest more than 50 suspected Taleban militants in the province of Balochistan.
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Kenya mob burns teenage 'rapists'

Tuesday 18th of July 2006, 10:41
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan vigilantes kill six teenagers suspected of crimes including rape and robbery.
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Australian PM visits East Timor

Tuesday 18th of July 2006, 11:20
related countries: East Timor East Timor, Aruba Aruba

Australian PM John Howard holds talks in East Timor, where troops are deployed on a peacekeeping mission.
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Outrage at racist ringtone in SA

Tuesday 18th of July 2006, 11:58
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A racist mobile phone ringtone is condemned by South Africa authorities who threaten prosecution.
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Fresh twist in Ukraine struggle

Tuesday 18th of July 2006, 12:21
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia

Ukraine's pro-Russian coalition struggles to govern as President Yushchenko's party goes into opposition.
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Indian tribute to Mumbai victims

Tuesday 18th of July 2006, 13:05
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Indian President Abdul Kalam leads his country in a two-minute silence for victims of the Mumbai train bombings.
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Java tsunami death toll increases

Tuesday 18th of July 2006, 13:28
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

The number of people killed in the tsunami on the Indonesian island of Java has risen to at least 339, officials say.
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Lebanon evacuation gathers pace

Tuesday 18th of July 2006, 14:32
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Cyprus Cyprus

Thousands of people are shipped to Cyprus as the mass evacuation of foreigners from Lebanon is stepped up.
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Le Tour: Landis back in yellow

Tuesday 18th of July 2006, 14:54
related countries: France France, Luxembourg Luxembourg

Luxembourg's Frank Schleck wins stage 15 of the Tour de France while America's Floyd Landis takes over the race lead.
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Fuel boosts US producer prices

Tuesday 18th of July 2006, 15:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rising, June

Rising fuel and food costs pushed US wholesale prices up by 0.5% in June, putting extra pressure on interest rates.
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Migrants stuck in Malta stand-off

Tuesday 18th of July 2006, 15:31
related countries: Spain Spain, Malta Malta

Malta is refusing to allow African migrants aboard a Spanish trawler to dock, drawing criticism from the UN.
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Czech bid for US missile base

Tuesday 18th of July 2006, 16:00
related countries: United States United States, Czech Republic Czech Republic

American military experts examine potential sites for a new anti-missile base in the Czech Republic.
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Lebanon condemns Israel 'madness'

Tuesday 18th of July 2006, 16:19
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

The Lebanese PM says Israel is opening the gates of hell on his country, as cross-border attacks claim more lives.
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China plan to help environment

Tuesday 18th of July 2006, 16:36
related countries: China China

China is proposing to spend $175bn over the next five years on improving its environment.
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New aid for AU Darfur peace force

Tuesday 18th of July 2006, 16:48
related countries: United States United States

The US and the EU pledge new aid for the African Union, as aid agencies voice fears for the region's peace process.
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Bush set to veto stem cell bill

Tuesday 18th of July 2006, 16:51
related countries: United States United States

President Bush vows to use his veto for the first time as the Senate is set to pass a bill on stem cell research.
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Football: Match-fixing appeal set

Tuesday 18th of July 2006, 16:52
related countries: Italy Italy

The four big clubs involved in Italy's match-fixing scandal will begin their appeals on Saturday.
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Civil War legacy divides Spain

Tuesday 18th of July 2006, 17:21
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Franco

Plans to recognise the victims of Franco's regime spark controversy, 70 years after the start of the Spanish Civil War.
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Argentina marks 1994 bombing

Tuesday 18th of July 2006, 17:27
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina remembers the 1994 bombing of a Jewish centre that killed 85 amid calls for justice for the victims.
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Car bombing kills dozens in Iraq

Tuesday 18th of July 2006, 17:48
related countries: Iraq Iraq

At least 53 people are killed and 100 injured in a car bomb attack on a group of labourers in the Iraqi city of Kufa.
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Search for Java tsunami survivors

Tuesday 18th of July 2006, 19:05
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesian police and troops help search for survivors of a tsunami that struck Java, killing at least 341.
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House rejects gay marriage ban

Tuesday 18th of July 2006, 21:44
related countries: United States United States

The US House of Representatives rejects a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
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US Senate approves stem cell bill

Tuesday 18th of July 2006, 22:15
related countries: United States United States

A bill to expand embryonic stem cell research is passed by US senators, but President Bush plans to veto it.
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Tuesday 18th of July 2006, 22:35
related countries: Israel Israel, Iran Iran

Iran co-ordinated the capture of two Israeli soldiers to divert attention from its nuclear programme, Israel says.
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