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What happend on July 2nd 2006

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Annan laments Darfur 'nightmare'

Sunday 2nd of July 2006, 7:27
related countries: The Gambia The Gambia
related places: Banjul

The conflict in Sudan's Darfur region is one of the worst nightmares in recent history, says UN boss Kofi Annan.
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'Bin Laden' warning on Somalia

Sunday 2nd of July 2006, 8:14
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A message apparently from Osama Bin Laden warns against intervention against Islamist militias in Somalia.
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UK 'faces al-Qaeda threat'

Sunday 2nd of July 2006, 8:35
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The threat to the UK from al-Qaeda is increasing and the Iraq war has boosted support for extremist groups, say MPs.
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Air strike on Palestinian PM's HQ

Sunday 2nd of July 2006, 9:59
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel attacks the Palestinian prime minister's Gaza City office, upping the pressure over its captured soldier.
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UK soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Sunday 2nd of July 2006, 10:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British soldiers are killed in Afghanistan following an attack at a regional headquarters.
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Beckham quits as England captain

Sunday 2nd of July 2006, 10:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Beckham steps down as England captain in the wake of their quarter-final defeat by Portugal.
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Two killed in Bangladeshi protest

Sunday 2nd of July 2006, 10:56
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

A protester and policeman die in clashes in Bangladesh during opposition protests over election reform.
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US aid threat angers Nepal rebel

Sunday 2nd of July 2006, 11:01
related countries: Nepal Nepal, United States United States

Maoist rebels in Nepal accuse the US of trying to undermine the peace process, after it threatens to cut aid.
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Police seize Pitt-Jolie pictures

Sunday 2nd of July 2006, 13:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: Africa, Pitt

A digital camera containing pictures of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in Africa is seized by US police.
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Germany v Italy

Sunday 2nd of July 2006, 15:39
related countries: Italy Italy

Team news ahead of Tuesday's World Cup semi-final.
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Somalis wary of 'Bin Laden' tape

Sunday 2nd of July 2006, 15:45
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somali Islamists play down an apparent recording by Osama bin Laden warning the West not to intervene.
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Israel to 'intensify' Gaza action

Sunday 2nd of July 2006, 16:01
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's PM orders increased action to free a soldier held in Gaza, as Hamas warns it will hit Israeli targets.
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Cycling: Casper in surprise win

Sunday 2nd of July 2006, 16:11
related countries: France France

Frenchman Jimmy Casper wins the first stage proper of the Tour de France in a sprint finish that leaves Thor Hushovd injured and George Hincapie in yellow.
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Several die in Iraq market blast

Sunday 2nd of July 2006, 16:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

At least three people die and 17 are injured when a bomb explodes in a market south of Baghdad, officials say.
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'More set to die' in Afghanistan

Sunday 2nd of July 2006, 17:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The leader of British forces in Afghanistan says he is prepared for further casualties after two soldiers are killed.
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F1: Schumacher wins US race

Sunday 2nd of July 2006, 18:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Renault

Ferrari's Michael Schumacher wins an incident-packed US Grand Prix to edge closer to Renault's Fernando Alonso in the world championship.
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Senegal trial for ex-Chad leader

Sunday 2nd of July 2006, 19:59
related countries: Senegal Senegal, Chad Chad

Senegal agrees to put Chad's ex-President Hissene Habre on trial for alleged human rights abuses.
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Catholic priest knifed in Turkey

Sunday 2nd of July 2006, 21:50
related countries: Turkey Turkey, France France

A French Roman Catholic priest is wounded by a knife-carrying attacker in Turkey.
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Saddam daughter 'safe in Jordan'

Sunday 2nd of July 2006, 21:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Saddam Hussein's daughter, wanted in Iraq, is living under royal protection in Jordan, the kingdom says.
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Hamas threatens attacks in Israel

Sunday 2nd of July 2006, 22:21
related countries: Israel Israel

Palestinian militants say they will strike targets inside Israel if Israel does not end its offensive in Gaza.
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African troops staying in Darfur

Sunday 2nd of July 2006, 22:46
related countries: Sudan Sudan

An AU peacekeeping mandate in Darfur is extended until the end of the year, as Sudan refuses to allow in UN troops.
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India clinch historic series win

Sunday 2nd of July 2006, 23:02
related countries: India India

India skittle West Indies for 219 to win by 49 runs and claim the four-Test series 1-0 at Sabina Park.
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