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What happend on June 4th 2006

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Athletics: Marion Jones in NY win

Sunday 4th of June 2006, 0:43
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Marion Jones wins her third consecutive comeback race in New York, while Ethiopia's Meseret Defar sets a new women's world 5,000m record.
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Clashes mark Romania gay pride

Sunday 4th of June 2006, 0:52
related countries: Romania Romania
related places: Bucharest

Protesters trying to break up a gay rights march in Bucharest clash with riot police who make dozens of arrests.
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Montenegro makes Serb split official

Sunday 4th of June 2006, 1:43
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Montenegro formally announces its independence from Serbia in a special session of parliament.
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Bolivia head starts land handout

Sunday 4th of June 2006, 3:17
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Bolivia's president begins a programme to redistribute land, as owners pledge to defend their estates.
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Defiant Iran agrees to study deal

Sunday 4th of June 2006, 3:35
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's president says he will never bargain away the right to produce nuclear fuel but agrees to study a proposal.
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Police detain US murder suspect

Sunday 4th of June 2006, 4:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Indianapolis

A man suspected of killing seven family members in Indianapolis gives himself up to police.
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Canada charges 17 terror suspects

Sunday 4th of June 2006, 4:49
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Toronto

Twelve men and five youths are charged with planning "al-Qaeda-inspired" attacks, police in Toronto confirm.
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China defends Africa policy

Sunday 4th of June 2006, 5:33
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, Sudan Sudan, China China

A top diplomat defends China's growing economic role in Africa, including Zimbabwe and Sudan.
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Tamil Tiger rebels in jailbreak

Sunday 4th of June 2006, 5:42
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Batticaloa

Police in Sri Lanka say eight Tamil Tiger rebels have escaped from a jail in Batticaloa in the east.
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Clashes flare again in East Timor

Sunday 4th of June 2006, 8:01
related countries: East Timor East Timor
related places: Dili

There is renewed violence in a district of East Timor's capital Dili, as the crisis there rumbles on.
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Confusion over abducted Russians

Sunday 4th of June 2006, 8:06
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Russia Russia

The fate of four abducted Russian embassy staff is unclear amid conflicting reports from Iraq officials.
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UK suspects deny wrongdoing

Sunday 4th of June 2006, 8:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

There are conflicting reports about the shooting of a man during a huge police anti-terrorism raid in east London.
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Pakistan bans Da Vinci Code film

Sunday 4th of June 2006, 10:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan bans The Da Vinci Code film, branded as blasphemous by the country's culture minister.
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Abducted oilmen freed in Nigeria

Sunday 4th of June 2006, 11:04
related countries: Niger Niger

All eight foreign workers abducted from an oil rig in Nigeria are released, UK officials say.
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Rumsfeld in Vietnam as ties warm

Sunday 4th of June 2006, 11:19
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam, United States United States

US Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld visits Vietnam, in a sign of growing military ties between two former foes.
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Chavez bid to counter Hollywood

Sunday 4th of June 2006, 12:26
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez opens a film studio aimed at curbing the dominance of Hollywood.
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Nepal ex-ministers to be released

Sunday 4th of June 2006, 13:32
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Nepal's Supreme Court orders the release of three former ministers in the government of King Gyanendra.
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At least 20 Iraq motorists killed

Sunday 4th of June 2006, 13:47
related countries: Iraq Iraq

At least 20 people are pulled from their cars and shot dead in Iraq, as a vote on key ministers is postponed.
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Hamas PM rejects referendum

Sunday 4th of June 2006, 14:18
related countries: Israel Israel

The Hamas PM rejects a threatened referendum on a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
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Indonesia bird flu death verified

Sunday 4th of June 2006, 14:31
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

The World Health Organization confirms that a boy who died in Indonesia last week was a victim of bird flu.
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Islamists seize key Somali town

Sunday 4th of June 2006, 16:00
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The Islamic Courts militia takes a key town near the Somali capital from one of the warlords it is fighting.
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Tunisia wall collapse kills eight

Sunday 4th of June 2006, 16:10
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Eight people die when a wall collapses at a busy market in southern Tunisia, officials say.
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Tehran warns of fuel disruptions

Sunday 4th of June 2006, 16:44
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Iran's top leader says energy supplies could be disrupted if the US makes a "wrong move" in their dispute.
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China military jet crash kills 40

Sunday 4th of June 2006, 17:12
related countries: China China

All 40 people on board a military plane were killed when it crashed on Saturday, the state news agency reports.
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Israel's PM seeks Abbas meeting

Sunday 4th of June 2006, 18:56
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Israel Israel

Israeli PM Ehud Olmert says he is ready to meet Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to discuss peace.
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Two flee Greek jail in helicopter

Sunday 4th of June 2006, 19:18
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

Two prisoners escape in a helicopter from a high security jail in the Greek capital, Athens.
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Iran dissident allowed to Russia

Sunday 4th of June 2006, 20:24
related countries: Russia Russia

Iran allows leading dissident Akbar Ganji to leave the country to receive a journalism award in Russia.
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Nato promises new Afghan tactics

Sunday 4th of June 2006, 20:39
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kandahar

The Nato commander in Afghanistan pledges new tactics to win the support of disenchanted Afghans.
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Gaza militant shootings kill five

Sunday 4th of June 2006, 21:32
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Five Palestinians are killed in two outbreaks of violence in the Gaza strip - possibly involving rival armed factions.
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Steep dive in albatross numbers

Sunday 4th of June 2006, 23:33
related countries: South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Albatrosses on South Georgia are being pushed to the brink of extinction, according to research.
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