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Seychelles head wins re-election

Monday 31st of July 2006, 0:01
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

The incumbent president of Seychelles, James Michel, wins another five years in office in presidential elections.
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Israel halts fire for Qana probe

Monday 31st of July 2006, 5:43
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon, United States United States
related places: Qana

Israel agrees to stop south Lebanon air strikes for 48 hours to investigate more than 50 deaths in Qana.
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Toyota to increase Chinese output

Monday 31st of July 2006, 5:47
related countries: China China
related places: Guangzhou

Toyota, the world's second largest carmaker, is to double production at its factory in Guangzhou in China.
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Afghan mosque blast 'kills eight'

Monday 31st of July 2006, 8:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least eight people die in a car bomb attack outside a mosque in eastern Afghanistan, police say.
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Australia PM to go for fifth term

Monday 31st of July 2006, 9:03
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian PM John Howard is to stand for a fifth term, as deputy Peter Costello rules out a challenge.
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Cricket: Murali wraps up victory

Monday 31st of July 2006, 9:04
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Muttiah Muralitharan takes 10-172 as Sri Lanka beat South Africa by an innings and 153 runs.
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Social network sites face US ban

Monday 31st of July 2006, 9:16
related countries: United States United States

US politicians propose a law to stop children using social networking sites in schools and libraries.
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'Four rebels' killed in Kashmir

Monday 31st of July 2006, 9:19
related countries: India India

The Indian army says it has killed four militants in an exchange in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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Chinese 'create Wal-Mart union'

Monday 31st of July 2006, 9:46
related countries: China China

Staff at a Wal-Mart store in Fujian are the first to start a union at a Chinese branch of the retail giant, a report says.
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Chavez signs deals with Vietnam

Monday 31st of July 2006, 10:13
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Vietnam Vietnam

Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez signs a series of economic deals with Vietnam - the last leg on a world tour.
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Blair in ceasefire pressure call

Monday 31st of July 2006, 10:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

World leaders must apply "maximum pressure" for a UN resolution to end Middle East violence, Tony Blair says.
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Judge postpones Zuma graft case

Monday 31st of July 2006, 10:29
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A South African judge will decide in September on whether Jacob Zuma's corruption trial will proceed.
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Xstrata closes in on Falconbridge

Monday 31st of July 2006, 10:35
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Falconbridge

The tussle for control of Canadian mines group Falconbridge continues with Xstrata buying another chunk of the firm.
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Historic flight leaves Mogadishu

Monday 31st of July 2006, 10:51
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

The first commercial flight in more than a decade takes off from the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
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Historic flight leaves Mogadishu

Monday 31st of July 2006, 10:51
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

The first commercial flight in more than a decade takes off from the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
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Chile helped to identify remains

Monday 31st of July 2006, 11:01
related countries: Chile Chile

Foreign experts are in Chile to help analyse the remains of people killed during military rule and wrongly identified.
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China clash as church demolished

Monday 31st of July 2006, 11:05
related countries: China China

Protesters and police clash in eastern China over the demolition of an unauthorised church, reports say.
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Inquiry into 'beggar amputations'

Monday 31st of July 2006, 11:44
related countries: India India

Indian medical authorities launch a probe after doctors are caught on tape offering to amputate beggars' limbs for money.
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Russian oilspill triggers alarm

Monday 31st of July 2006, 13:18
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Oil leaks from an export pipeline in western Russia, but there are conflicting reports about the scale of pollution.
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Nato inherits south Afghan force

Monday 31st of July 2006, 13:39
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The Nato force in Afghanistan takes over from the US in the south, where security has deteriorated.
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Zimbabwe money loses zeros

Monday 31st of July 2006, 13:55
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe cuts three zeros off its currency to make the figures more manageable amid hyperinflation.
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Iranian dies after hunger strike

Monday 31st of July 2006, 14:20
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

An Iranian student leader dies in jail in Tehran while on a hunger strike to demand his release.
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Germany in World Cup retail boost

Monday 31st of July 2006, 14:37
related countries: Germany Germany

Strong spending by World Cup football fans lifted German retail sales during June, figures show.
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Uganda officials 'meet LRA chief'

Monday 31st of July 2006, 15:20
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Ugandan officials say they have met rebel leader Joseph Kony to try to bring him to formal peace talks.
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Serbia rejects Kosovo trade-off

Monday 31st of July 2006, 15:40
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Serbia's PM insists that Kosovo will remain part of Serbia - even if that means delaying EU membership.
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OECD praises Australian economy

Monday 31st of July 2006, 16:01
related countries: Aruba Aruba

As Prime Minister John Howard says he wants a fifth term in office, an OECD report praises the Australian economy.
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Fresh arrest in Mumbai probe

Monday 31st of July 2006, 16:11
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Indian police probing the Mumbai bombings hold a journalist over alleged links with a banned militant group.
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Israel 'not yet ready for truce'

Monday 31st of July 2006, 16:12
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon, United States United States

Israel rejects a ceasefire in Lebanon, saying this would allow the threat posed by militants to return.
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UN issues Iran nuclear deadline

Monday 31st of July 2006, 16:27
related countries: Iran Iran

The UN Security Council passes a resolution giving Iran a month to suspend uranium enrichment.
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Sri Lanka offensive intensifies

Monday 31st of July 2006, 17:04
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Trincomalee

Sri Lanka says at least nine soldiers and 35 rebels are killed in heavy fighting in the north-east of the country.
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Burundi grenade blasts kill three

Monday 31st of July 2006, 17:15
related countries: Burundi Burundi
related places: Bujumbura

At least three people have died in grenade attacks on two bars in Burundi's capital, Bujumbura, officials say.
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Nepal PM insists Maoists disarm

Monday 31st of July 2006, 18:19
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Nepal's prime minister insists that Maoist rebels need to lay down their arms before they join the government.
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Iraq gunmen kidnap 26 people

Monday 31st of July 2006, 19:01
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Gunmen in Iraqi police uniforms kidnap 26 people at the offices of a firm in central Baghdad, officials say.
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Kenya's Saitoti escapes charges

Monday 31st of July 2006, 19:54
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's High Court says former Vice-President George Saitoti should not be charged over the Goldenberg scandal.
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Sri Lanka bomb kills 18 soldiers

Monday 31st of July 2006, 20:26
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Up to 18 Sri Lankan government soldiers are feared dead after an explosion hits their vehicle.
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Football: Reds set for Israel ruling

Monday 31st of July 2006, 20:51
related countries: Israel Israel

Uefa will announce on 7 August whether Liverpool have to travel to Israel for their Champions League tie with Maccabi Haifa.
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First results posted in DR Congo

Monday 31st of July 2006, 21:26
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Votes are counted in DR Congo's first multi-party vote in 40 years, but an official result could be weeks away.
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Environmental 'crisis' in Lebanon

Monday 31st of July 2006, 22:41
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

The UN expresses concern over Lebanon's environment after Israeli bombs cause major oil spill.
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Pressure mounts for Landis B test

Monday 31st of July 2006, 22:55
related countries: France France

Tour de France winner Floyd Landis officially requests the testing of his back-up urine sample.
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Israel's PM rules out ceasefire

Monday 31st of July 2006, 22:57
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli PM Ehud Olmert says there will be no ceasefire with Hezbollah in the coming days, as fighting continues.
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'Anti-obesity vaccine' developed

Monday 31st of July 2006, 23:47
related countries: United States United States

US researchers create a vaccine that prevents rats gaining weight - offering clues about human treatments.
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