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What happend on March 2nd 2006

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S Korean rail strike talks fail

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 1:42
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea

Talks to end a rail strike in South Korea break down as the country returns to work after a public holiday.
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Deportation of Cubans 'illegal'

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 3:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Miami

The US should not have deported 15 Cubans who reached a disused bridge, a federal judge in Miami rules.
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Korean cloning expert questioned

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 4:59
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korean prosecutors question disgraced cloning expert Hwang Woo-suk and three of his researchers.
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Jihad leader killed in Gaza blast

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 6:45
related countries: Israel Israel

A top leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad group dies in a blast in Gaza, amid a fresh wave of violence.
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Gunmen open fire on Iraq soldiers

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 7:24
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Gunmen attack a checkpoint in northern Iraq, killing at least six Iraqi soldiers and three policemen.
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ANC leading after electoral test

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 9:37
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's ruling ANC takes a lead as local election votes are counted, while opposition parties make gains.
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Mexico rejects 'dirty war' leak

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 10:34
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico's Vicente Fox says a leaked draft of a report into accusations of government repression is invalid.
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Malaysia police warned on abuse

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 10:46
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysia's top police officer gives senior colleagues a public dressing down over their lack of awareness of human rights.
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Iranians hang Ahwaz bombers

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 10:57
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Ahvaz

Two men convicted of bomb attacks in south-west Iran last year are hanged at the scene of the bombings.
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Thai PM opens election campaign

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 11:01
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thaksin Shinawatra registers for next month's Thai poll and asks the opposition not to boycott the election.
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Gary Glitter abuse trial begins

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 11:11
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former UK rock star Gary Glitter goes on trial in Vietnam to face charges of committing obscene acts with two girls.
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Iraq government talks in disarray

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 11:22
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi PM Ibrahim Jaafari cancels a meeting with political leaders because of a campaign to oust him.
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Cricket: India begin confidently

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 11:38
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Nagpur

India respond to Paul Collingwood-inspired England by reaching 136-1 at stumps on day two in Nagpur.
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Bomb hits Colombia coca operation

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 11:59
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Three Colombian farmers working for a flagship coca eradication programme are seriously hurt by a bomb.
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Gunmen seize UN worker in Somalia

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 12:30
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United States United States

An American Unicef official is kidnapped by gunmen while assessing the effects of drought in Somalia.
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Kenya admits raids on paper

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 12:38
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's government says a series of raids by masked gunmen on media offices were to safeguard state security.
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Three in court over £53m UK heist

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 12:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kent

Two men and a woman are remanded in custody after last week's raid on a Securitas depot in Kent.
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Gangs 'kill freely' in Iraq chaos

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 12:40
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Execution and torture are rife in Baghdad, where armed gangs operate freely, a senior UN human rights official says.
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Iran requests last-ditch EU talks

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 12:54
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran asks for last-minute talks with EU nations, just before a key UN nuclear agency meeting on its nuclear plans.
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South America unveils pipeline

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 13:07
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Argentina Argentina

Officials from Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela hold meetings to lay the foundations for a 8,000km gas pipeline.
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Blatter berates Spain over racism

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 13:16
related countries: Spain Spain

Fifa boss Sepp Blatter says the 9,000 euro fine for Spanish fans' racist abuse of Samuel Eto'o is "ridiculous".
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Pakistan raid toll 'climbs to 45'

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 13:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan says its forces have killed 45 militants, most of them foreigners, in a raid near the Afghan border.
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Congo mutiny ends UN mission

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 14:06
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

A joint UN-Congolese operation against a rebel group is ended after a mutiny by 40 soldiers in DR Congo.
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Irish language skills lure Amazon

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 14:08
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Amazon is moving its European customer service centre to the Irish Republic because of local language talents.
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'Coup' charge for Russian tycoon

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 14:15
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russian prosecutors urge the UK to extradite tycoon Boris Berezovsky, accusing him of a coup plot.
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Uganda army pursues Besigye

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 14:17
related countries: Uganda Uganda

The Ugandan army says it will continue to try opposition politician Kizza Besigye in a military court.
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Libya frees political prisoners

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 14:41
related countries: Libya Libya

Libya releases dozens of political prisoners, including members of the Muslim Brotherhood movement.
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Blair clears Jowell of wrongdoing

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 14:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Tony Blair rules his culture secretary did not break the ministerial code over her husband's financial affairs.
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Iraq government talks in disarray

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 15:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi PM Ibrahim Jaafari cancels a meeting with political leaders because of a campaign to oust him.
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Turkey wants militant recaptured

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 16:08
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Belgium Belgium

Turkey tells Belgium its police must find and extradite a convicted left-wing militant who has gone missing.
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Pakistan bomb kills US diplomat

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 16:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Karachi

A suicide bomber kills a US diplomat and two other people in Karachi two days before President Bush visits Pakistan.
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Nuclear deal boosts Indian shares

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 16:19
related countries: India India, United States United States

Indian shares jump to new record highs after a US agreement to share civilian nuclear technology and fuel.
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Greece votes to allow cremations

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 16:42
related countries: Greece Greece

Greek MPs pass a law that will allow cremations to take place in Greece for the first time - despite Church opposition.
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Top Bangladesh militant captured

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 16:44
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Sylhet

An Islamic militant leader blamed for a wave of deadly bombings surrenders to Bangladesh police.
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Soviets 'ordered Pope shooting'

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 17:02
related countries: Italy Italy

An Italian parliamentary commission blames former Soviet leaders for the 1981 shooting of Pope John Paul II.
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Israel keeps Gaza crossing closed

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 17:24
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel fails to reopen the main goods crossing into Gaza as it had said it would, despite warnings of food shortages.
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Armed Kenya media raid condemned

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 17:42
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Diplomats and Kenya's opposition and press condemn the raid by armed, masked police on a media group.
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US and India seal nuclear accord

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 17:43
related countries: India India

The US and India finalise a controversial nuclear power deal during President George W Bush's visit to Delhi.
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Croatians convicted of war crimes

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 17:51
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Eight former Croatian military police are convicted of war crimes by a Croatian court for torturing Serbian prisoners.
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Colombia rebels in election truce

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 18:06
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia's second-biggest rebel group, the ELN, declares a ceasefire for the legislative elections on 12 March.
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Iraqi dies of suspected bird flu

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 18:18
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A woman suspected of being infected with the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu dies in Iraq.
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Lebanese groups hold crisis talks

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 18:34
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanese political leaders begin talks aimed at resolving their deep divisions in their country.
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Belarus rally marred by arrests

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 19:17
related countries: Belarus Belarus

A Belarus opposition candidate is detained as he tries to enter Soviet-style assembly two weeks before elections.
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Montenegro backs vote plans

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 19:39
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Montenegro's parliament votes to hold a referendum on 21 May on independence from Serbia.
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Former rebel set to lead Kosovo

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 20:13
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Former rebel leader Agim Ceku is nominated as Kosovo's new PM - which could further strain ties with Serbia.
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French murder suspect to return

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 20:45
related countries: France France

An Ivory Coast court agrees to extradite the alleged leader of a gang accused of killing a French Jew.
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Vehicle ban to combat Iraq unrest

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 21:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

The Iraqi authorities bring in a daytime vehicle ban in the Iraqi capital Baghdad in an effort to stem violence.
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Atomic agency hails US-India deal

Thursday 2nd of March 2006, 22:42
related countries: India India, United States United States

The UN atomic watchdog welcomes a US-Indian nuclear deal, but there are mixed reactions from US lawmakers.
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