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What happend on July 20th 2006

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Web users urged on China policy

Thursday 20th of July 2006, 0:15
related countries: China China

Amnesty International asks users of Yahoo!, Microsoft and Google to complain about their China policy.
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Indonesia bird flu deaths hit 42

Thursday 20th of July 2006, 4:03
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam, Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia confirms its 42nd human bird flu death, bringing it level with Vietnam as the nation worst hit by the virus.
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Lebanon 'has been torn to shreds'

Thursday 20th of July 2006, 4:54
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanon's prime minister calls for a ceasefire as Israeli air strikes continue, saying his country is being destroyed.
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E Timor ex-PM faces questioning

Thursday 20th of July 2006, 4:57
related countries: East Timor East Timor
related places: Dili

East Timor's former Premier Mari Alkatiri appears for questioning at the chief prosecutor's office in Dili.
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Israel bombs three Gaza tunnels

Thursday 20th of July 2006, 5:31
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli jets bomb three tunnels it says were used to smuggle weapons as it continues its Gaza offensive.
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Japan's Iraq troops arrive home

Thursday 20th of July 2006, 6:48
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Japan Japan

Japanese troops who served in Iraq return home, ending Japan's most significant deployment since WWII.
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US 'worst' for online child abuse

Thursday 20th of July 2006, 7:28
related countries: United States United States

More than half of all images of child abuse found on the web can be traced back to the US, a report reveals.
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US marines aid mass evacuation

Thursday 20th of July 2006, 8:32
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, United States United States
related places: Beirut

US marines land in Beirut to help Americans citizens as a mass evacuation from Lebanon gathers pace.
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UN team in Nepal by 'next week'

Thursday 20th of July 2006, 8:33
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The Nepalese deputy prime minister says that a UN team is to arrive next week to assess the peace process.
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Scuffles at China activist trial

Thursday 20th of July 2006, 8:35
related countries: China China

Scuffles break out outside a court in China where the trial of an activist against forced abortions was postponed.
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Middle East war crimes warning

Thursday 20th of July 2006, 8:52
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

War crimes could have been committed in Lebanon, Israel and Gaza, a senior UN official warns.
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Venezuela set for Mercosur debut

Thursday 20th of July 2006, 9:03
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, United States United States

Venezuela is set to make its debut at a meeting of the South American trade bloc, Mercosur.
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Malta migrant crisis deal reached

Thursday 20th of July 2006, 9:36
related countries: Spain Spain, Malta Malta

Malta and Spain resolve a stand-off over 51 African migrants who have been stranded at sea since Friday.
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Somali militia pull back forces

Thursday 20th of July 2006, 10:36
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Somalia Somalia
related places: Baidoa

Somalia's Islamists withdraw their forces from near Baidoa as Ethiopia threatens to crush any assault.
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'Terror' trial opens in Sarajevo

Thursday 20th of July 2006, 10:54
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
related places: Sarajevo

Three men go on trial in the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo, charged with plotting terrorist attacks.
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Fighting inside Lebanese border

Thursday 20th of July 2006, 11:16
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

Israeli soldiers and Hezbollah militants clash inside Lebanon as aid agencies warn of an impending catastrophe.
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Iran signals nuclear intentions

Thursday 20th of July 2006, 11:18
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran warns it will change its nuclear policies if states urging it to suspend nuclear enrichment carry sanctions.
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Congress objects to Gandhi film

Thursday 20th of July 2006, 11:40
related countries: India India

India's ruling party takes legal steps to stop a film director from making a movie about Sonia Gandhi.
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Nato warning on Afghan 'neglect'

Thursday 20th of July 2006, 11:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Top Nato officials visiting Afghanistan warn the international community not to neglect the country.
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Palestinians die in Israeli raids

Thursday 20th of July 2006, 11:59
related countries: Israel Israel

Two Palestinians in Gaza are killed in raids, as Israeli forces drop leaflets warning of a new hunt for weapons.
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Turkish anti-West mood 'rising'

Thursday 20th of July 2006, 12:57
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States
related places: West

Turkey's foreign minister warns that moderate Turks are becoming anti-American and anti-EU.
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Zidane given ban and fine by Fifa

Thursday 20th of July 2006, 13:01
related countries: Italy Italy, France France

France's Zinedine Zidane is banned for three games for his World Cup final head-butt on Italy's Marco Materazzi.
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Football: World Cup verdicts due

Thursday 20th of July 2006, 13:01
related countries: Italy Italy, France France

France's Zinedine Zidane is banned for three games for his World Cup final head-butt on Italy's Marco Materazzi.
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Tsunami missing search continues

Thursday 20th of July 2006, 13:18
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Rescue efforts are continuing in Indonesia for people missing after Monday's tsunami disaster.
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Zongo murder suspect free

Thursday 20th of July 2006, 14:41
related countries: Burkina Faso Burkina Faso

A judge in Burkina Faso dismisses charges against the only suspect in the case of murdered journalist Norbert Zongo.
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Tour de France: Landis in epic win

Thursday 20th of July 2006, 15:11
related countries: France France

Floyd Landis rides back into contention for the Tour de France lead with a dramatic win on stage 17.
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Fierce clashes in Haitian capital

Thursday 20th of July 2006, 15:45
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Fierce clashes take place between UN troops and gunmen in the Haiti capital, reports say.
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Japanese PM defends shrine visits

Thursday 20th of July 2006, 16:00
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Japan's PM says he will continue visiting a Tokyo war shrine despite evidence the former emperor opposed it.
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Sistani calls for end to violence

Thursday 20th of July 2006, 16:10
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's most prominent Shia cleric, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, urges an end to sectarian "hatred and violence".
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Ethiopian troops on Somali soil

Thursday 20th of July 2006, 16:25
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Somalia Somalia

Ethiopian trucks cross into Somalia as Islamists withdraw their forces from near the government's base.
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Bombing 'killed Afghan civilians'

Thursday 20th of July 2006, 18:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

A US-led bombing raid in southern Afghanistan killed 10 civilians, an Afghan government inquiry finds.
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Musharraf warns on 'blame game'

Thursday 20th of July 2006, 18:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India
related places: Mumbai

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf says India should not blame Pakistan for bombings in Mumbai.
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Annan demands Lebanon ceasefire

Thursday 20th of July 2006, 21:10
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

The UN chief urges a ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah, amid fears of a humanitarian catastrophe.
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Peru drugs trial judge shot dead

Thursday 20th of July 2006, 22:32
related countries: Peru Peru, Mexico Mexico

A Peruvian judge prosecuting suspected members of a drugs gang linked to the Mexican mafia is shot dead.
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Khmer Rouge figure dies - reports

Thursday 20th of July 2006, 23:43
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Former Khmer Rouge army chief and genocide suspect Ta Mok dies in hospital in Cambodia, reports say.
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