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What happend on March 21st 2006

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Algeria earthquake 'kills four'

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 1:43
related countries: Algeria Algeria

An earthquake measuring 5.0 kills four and leaves 36 injured in eastern Algeria, reports say.
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Australia begins cyclone clean-up

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 3:21
related countries: Australia Australia

A clean-up operation is under way in Australia's Queensland region after the fiercest tropical storm in decades.
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Russia and China's mutual interests

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 3:24
related countries: Russia Russia, China China

Russia and China are forging ever closer energy, trade and military links, writes Damian Grammaticas.
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Clashes prior to Nigeria census

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 3:38
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Several people are killed in violence ahead of Nigeria's controversial census, which starts on Tuesday.
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India and Bangladesh in key talks

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 3:55
related countries: India India, Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia will hold talks with her Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh on terrorism and trade ties.
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Pakistan launches cruise missile

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 5:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan says it has tested a Babur nuclear-capable cruise missile for the second time.
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Jail term for China Aviation boss

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 5:51
related countries: China China

The former head of China Aviation Oil gets more than four years in jail for his role in the firm's near-collapse.
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Live: India v England

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 5:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England press for quick runs on day four of the third Test in Mumbai.
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Volvo buys 13% of Nissan trucks

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 6:35
related countries: Japan Japan

Volvo buys a 13% stake in Japanese truck maker Nissan Diesel for $195m, increasing its presence in East Asia.
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Cricket: England aim for win

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 6:40
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Mumbai

England are aiming for victory in Mumbai to tie the series after setting India a target of 313 in the third Test.
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Bangkok shrine attacker is killed

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 7:12
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

A man is beaten to death after he attacks a popular Hindu shrine in the Thai capital, Bangkok.
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Fresh Nepal clashes 'kill many'

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 7:20
related countries: Nepal Nepal

At least 36 policemen and Maoist rebels are killed in clashes across Nepal, the authorities say.
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US military probes Iraq killings

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 8:39
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The United States military investigates allegations that its marines killed 15 Iraqi civilians last November.
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Pakistan confirms bird flu cases

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 9:04
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Tests confirm Pakistan's first cases of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu, officials say.
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Egypt fears third bird flu case

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 9:15
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian health ministry officials have confirmed a third suspected human case of bird flu.
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Sweden FM quits over cartoons

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 9:21
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Swedish Foreign Minister Laila Freivalds resigns in a row related to cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
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Guantanamo film in 'US release'

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 9:31
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

Terror suspects film The Road to Guantanamo is to be released in the US and Canada, reports say.
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US senators press China on yuan

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 9:55
related countries: United States United States, China China
related places: Washington

US senators urge China for further currency reform as pressure grows in Washington for tariffs on Chinese goods.
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BNP moves closer to Italian deal

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 10:13
related countries: Italy Italy, France France

France's BNP Paribas moves closer to buying Italy's BNP lender after its bid is approved by the Italian central bank.
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Court denies Puerto Rico US vote

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 10:15
related countries: Puerto Rico Puerto Rico, United States United States

The US Supreme Court rejects a bid to give Puerto Ricans the right to vote in US presidential elections.
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Bird flu virus 'now in two forms'

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 10:53
related countries: United States United States

The virus responsible for bird flu has evolved into two separate strains, US scientists confirm.
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Thais target Singapore embassy

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 11:13
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Thousands of Thais continue to protest in the capital as an election official says polls may not be postponed.
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Israel opens Gaza goods terminal

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 11:27
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel reopens the main cargo crossing into the Gaza Strip, amid concerns about a looming food crisis.
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Belarus police detain protesters

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 11:36
related countries: Belarus Belarus

The Belarus opposition says four of its top activists were arrested during a protest against the election result.
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Melbourne games day six review

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 11:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Dean Macey wins decathlon gold for England on the sixth day of action in Melbourne.
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Russia signs gas deal with China

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 12:42
related countries: Russia Russia, China China
related places: Beijing

Russia agrees to build two major gas pipelines to energy-hungry China in the next five years.
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Argentines lift Uruguay blockade

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 13:13
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Uruguay Uruguay

Argentine protesters lift a blockade of Uruguay border crossings, started over the building of two pulp mills.
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DR Congo poll may pose nightmare

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 13:16
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

UN head Kofi Annan says DR Congo's elections due in June pose "major logistical challenges, if not nightmares".
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Spain charges 32 over terror plot

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 14:19
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

A Spanish judge charges 32 suspected Islamists over an alleged plot to blow up the National Court in Madrid.
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Coma case fuels France anger

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 14:27
related countries: France France

The French police response to mass labour protests is under scrutiny as a demonstrator lies in a coma.
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Chad launches raid against rebels

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 14:28
related countries: Chad Chad, Sudan Sudan

Soldiers in Chad head for the mountainous border region with Sudan to attack rebel positions.
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India defends submarine deal

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 15:07
related countries: India India, France France

The Indian government rejects opposition allegations of corruption in a $2bn submarine deal with France.
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Bush denies Iraq is in civil war

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 15:53
related countries: Iraq Iraq

President Bush says he does not believe Iraq is in civil war but urges its leaders to confront sectarian violence.
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Many dead in Iraqi prison break

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 16:15
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi insurgents attack a police station north of Baghdad, leaving 30 dead and freeing about 30 prisoners.
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US military probes Iraq killings

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 16:35
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US military is investigating allegations that its marines killed 15 Iraqi civilians last November.
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Kenya leader promises graft fight

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 16:44
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's president opens parliament promising to fight the corruption that has shaken his administration.
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France votes to open up iTunes

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 16:51
related countries: France France

The French parliament has backed plans to give consumers more choice over music downloads.
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Bird flu toll rises past 100-mark

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 17:06
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan

The death of five people in Azerbaijan brings the world's bird flu human toll to 103 since 2003, the WHO says.
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Gabon opposition leader in hiding

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 17:18
related countries: Gabon Gabon

Gabon's main opposition leader says he is in hiding after government forces raided his party's headquarters.
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Nigeria shuts down for key census

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 17:27
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The streets of Nigeria's cities are quiet, as people stay at home to be counted in the first census for 15 years.
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Australian racist fans condemned

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 17:37
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Australia Australia

The International Cricket Council have promised tough action to stamp out racist abuse at grounds.
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BBC Japan set to close in April

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 17:47
related countries: Japan Japan

BBC Japan is to close down at the end of April because its Japanese distributor is in financial difficulties.
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Bush denies Iraq is in civil war

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 18:53
related countries: Iraq Iraq

President Bush says Iraq is not in a state of civil war but urges its leaders to confront sectarian violence.
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Israel barrier 'hurting farmers'

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 19:03
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

A UN humanitarian report on Israel's West Bank barrier says it causes a severe damage to farmers.
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Belarus poll rallies 'must go on'

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 20:30
related countries: Belarus Belarus

Belarus' opposition leader urges his supporters to keep up daily rallies against the election result.
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US soldier abused Iraq prisoners

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 22:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A US army dog handler is found guilty of using his dog to mistreat detainees in Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison.
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Chilean judge indicts ex-officers

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 22:24
related countries: Chile Chile

A Chilean judge orders the arrest of 13 ex-army officers for their alleged role in killing opponents of Gen Pinochet.
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Estrada set to testify in trial

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 22:55
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Philippine ex-President Joseph Estrada is set to take the witness stand for the first time in his plunder trial.
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Palestinians 'in al-Qaeda plot'

Tuesday 21st of March 2006, 23:52
related countries: Israel Israel

An Israeli military tribunal charges two Palestinians with planning bomb attacks for the al-Qaeda network.
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