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What happend on July 8th 2006

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Madrid bombing case sent to trial

Saturday 8th of July 2006, 0:03
related countries: Spain Spain

The Spanish judge probing the 2004 Madrid train bombings finishes his work and sends the case to trial.
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EU says disputed Mexico vote fair

Saturday 8th of July 2006, 0:32
related countries: Mexico Mexico

EU election monitors say they saw no irregularities in last Sunday's hotly disputed presidential election.
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Israeli soldier alive, says Hamas

Saturday 8th of July 2006, 1:10
related countries: Israel Israel

Palestinian group Hamas confirms for the first time a captured Israeli soldier is alive and being treated well.
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Ukraine opposition in coalition

Saturday 8th of July 2006, 3:46
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia

Ukraine's main pro-Russian opposition party announces a coalition deal with two other parties.
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US 'finds Iraq killing failings'

Saturday 8th of July 2006, 4:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Marines

Marines at all levels failed to probe conflicting reports of US killings in Haditha in Iraq, a report quoted by media says.
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Japan seeks N Korea sanctions

Saturday 8th of July 2006, 5:16
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Japan Japan

Japan presents a draft resolution to the UN Security Council urging sanctions over North Korea's missile tests.
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Three held over NY tunnel 'plot'

Saturday 8th of July 2006, 5:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Three people are in custody overseas over an alleged plot to bomb New York's transit system, the FBI says.
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US woman denies Tongan killings

Saturday 8th of July 2006, 5:51
related countries: Tonga Tonga, United States United States
related places: California

A California teenager pleads not guilty to killing two members of the Tongan royal family in a car crash.
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India lands 2011 World Cup final

Saturday 8th of July 2006, 7:42
related countries: India India, Bangladesh Bangladesh

India will stage the Cricket World Cup final for the second time in 2011, with the opening ceremony in Bangladesh.
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Israeli launches new raid in Gaza

Saturday 8th of July 2006, 8:05
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli troops clash with gunmen in a new area of the Gaza Strip, but forces withdraw from the far north.
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Devotees killed in Kashmir attack

Saturday 8th of July 2006, 8:45
related countries: India India

A grenade explosion in Indian-administered Kashmir kills five people and injures over 40 others, police say.
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UK trial for Enron trio rejected

Saturday 8th of July 2006, 9:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The attorney general rejects calls for three bankers wanted over the Enron scandal to be tried in the UK.
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Terror suspects 'flee Saudi jail'

Saturday 8th of July 2006, 9:23
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Seven terror suspects - reportedly linked to al-Qaeda - escape from prison in Saudi Arabia, officials say.
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Rugby: N Zealand 32-12 Australia

Saturday 8th of July 2006, 9:27
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Australia Australia
related places: Christchurch

New Zealand sink Australia 32-12 in an absorbing opener to the 2006 Tri-Nations tournament in Christchurch.
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Nobel winner is new East Timor PM

Saturday 8th of July 2006, 10:21
related countries: East Timor East Timor

Nobel Peace Prize winner Jose Ramos-Horta is named as the new prime minister in East Timor after months of unrest.
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Nobel winner is new E Timor PM

Saturday 8th of July 2006, 10:21
related countries: East Timor East Timor

Nobel Peace Prize winner Jose Ramos-Horta is named as the new prime minister in East Timor after months of unrest.
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Russia's energy wasteland

Saturday 8th of July 2006, 11:10
related countries: Russia Russia

Damian Grammaticas reports from the arctic north, where Russia is developing its energy sources.
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Guatemala comes to terms with its past

Saturday 8th of July 2006, 11:23
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

Guatemala appears to be finally coming to terms with its turbulent past, the BBC's Nick Caistor discovers.
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US spurns N Korean talks demands

Saturday 8th of July 2006, 11:36
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

The US rejects calls from North Korea to lift sanctions as a condition for talks on Pyongyang's nuclear plans.
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A people dependent on coral

Saturday 8th of July 2006, 11:44
related countries: Belize Belize

Roger Harrabin travels to an island off the coast of Belize where campaigners blame global warming for the erosion of their precious coral.
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Live: Mauresmo v Henin-Hardenne

Saturday 8th of July 2006, 12:38
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Amelie Mauresmo takes the second set against Justine Henin-Hardenne to force the women's final at Wimbledon into a deciding third set.
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India bus crash 'claims 26 lives'

Saturday 8th of July 2006, 13:51
related countries: India India
related places: At

At least 26 people are killed in a passenger bus crash in the northern Indian state of Uttaranchal, police say.
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Al-Qaeda suspect held in Germany

Saturday 8th of July 2006, 15:27
related countries: Germany Germany, Morocco Morocco

A German citizen accused of ties to a suspected 9/11 plotter and to Iraq suicide attacks is held.
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Pope in Spain backs family values

Saturday 8th of July 2006, 15:34
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Valencia

Pope Benedict XVI strongly defends the traditional family during a brief visit to the Spanish city of Valencia.
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Cycling: Honchar wins Tour stage

Saturday 8th of July 2006, 15:37
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's Serhiy Honchar takes the Tour leader's yellow jersey after victory in the time trial.
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DRC peacekeepers are freed

Saturday 8th of July 2006, 17:35
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Rebels release five UN peacekeepers held in captivity for over a month in DR Congo, UN officials say.
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Polish president's twin to be PM

Saturday 8th of July 2006, 18:00
related countries: Poland Poland

The twin brother of Polish President Lech Kaczynski accepts his party's nomination for the country's premiership.
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Germany 3 -1 Portugal

Saturday 8th of July 2006, 18:15
related countries: Portugal Portugal, Germany Germany

A Bastian Schweinsteiger double helps Germany beat Portugal in the World Cup third-place play-off.
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Ten Taleban fighters 'killed'

Saturday 8th of July 2006, 18:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Ten Taleban are reported killed in clashes in southern Afghanistan, and a Peruvian soldier is killed in the west.
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Cyprus leaders in peace moves

Saturday 8th of July 2006, 19:32
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Cyprus Cyprus

Cyprus' president and its Turkish Cypriot leader agree a programme to try to revive the stalled peace process.
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Israel rejects call for ceasefire

Saturday 8th of July 2006, 20:17
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel rejects Palestinian PM Ismail Haniya's call for a ceasefire, saying a captured Israeli soldier must go free.
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Shuttle astronauts end spacewalk

Saturday 8th of July 2006, 21:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two astronauts from the US space shuttle, Discovery, end the first spacewalk of their mission.
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Egyptian papers protest over law

Saturday 8th of July 2006, 22:13
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Two dozen Egyptian newspapers suspend publication to protest against a new media law.
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Mexico genocide charges dropped

Saturday 8th of July 2006, 23:20
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A Mexican judge clears former President Luis Echeverria of genocide over the killings of protesters in 1968.
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