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What happend on March 29th 2006

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US court hears Guantanamo case

Wednesday 29th of March 2006, 0:06
related countries: United States United States

The US Supreme Court considers the legality of military trials at Guantanamo Bay prison camp.
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Pacific isles get wildlife drive

Wednesday 29th of March 2006, 0:45
related countries: Federated States of Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia

A major initiative is launched in Micronesia to conserve the fragile wildlife of the islands of the Pacific.
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France hit by mass job protests

Wednesday 29th of March 2006, 1:04
related countries: France France

More than one million people protest against French labour laws as Paris police clash with demonstrators.
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Bird flu hits third Indian state

Wednesday 29th of March 2006, 4:36
related countries: India India

Authorities in India's Madhya Pradesh will slaughter 7,000 chickens after detecting a case of deadly H5N1 bird flu.
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Japan rejects Chinese war claim

Wednesday 29th of March 2006, 4:53
related countries: Japan Japan, China China

A group of Chinese forced to work as slave labourers in Japan during WWII lose their bid for compensation.
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Estrada back in Philippine court

Wednesday 29th of March 2006, 5:10
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Philippine ex-President Joseph Estrada accuses a prosecution witness of lying at his ongoing corruption trial.
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UN considers Iran nuclear draft

Wednesday 29th of March 2006, 5:23
related countries: Iran Iran

UN Security Council members are studying a third version of a draft statement on Iran's nuclear programme.
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Political row hits Brazil shares

Wednesday 29th of March 2006, 5:24
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil's currency and leading shares drop further on more fallout from the resignation of the country's finance minister.
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India sex selection doctor jailed

Wednesday 29th of March 2006, 7:02
related countries: India India

An Indian court jails a doctor for agreeing to abort a female foetus, the first such sentence in the country.
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Nigeria faces anger over Taylor

Wednesday 29th of March 2006, 7:50
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Liberia Liberia, United States United States
related places: Taylor

The US demands answers from Nigeria over the whereabouts of Liberia's missing former leader Charles Taylor.
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Australia battens hatches again

Wednesday 29th of March 2006, 7:50
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia braces for its second major storm in two weeks as Cyclone Glenda heads for its north-west coast.
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Ranbaxy buys Romania firm

Wednesday 29th of March 2006, 8:17
related countries: India India, Romania Romania

Indian drugs group Ranbaxy buys Romanian pharmaceutical business Terapia for $324m, continuing its expansion plans.
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Israeli shares slide after poll

Wednesday 29th of March 2006, 8:37
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli shares fall after Ehud Olmert claims victory in the country's general election.
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Gunmen kill eight Iraqis in raid

Wednesday 29th of March 2006, 8:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Gunmen dressed in police uniforms attack a trading company in Baghdad, killing eight Iraqi employees.
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Arabs offer to fund Darfur troops

Wednesday 29th of March 2006, 9:55
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: `Arab

Arab leaders agree to pay for the African peacekeepers in Sudan's Darfur region months before they are due to be withdrawn.
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Pakistan militant leader attacked

Wednesday 29th of March 2006, 10:17
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The leader of an outlawed Pakistani militant group is badly beaten by unidentified gunmen.
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Israel result boosts border plan

Wednesday 29th of March 2006, 11:03
related countries: Israel Israel

Acting PM Ehud Olmert vows to define Israel's final borders after his Kadima party declares victory in elections.
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Latvian guilty of UK teen murder

Wednesday 29th of March 2006, 11:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Latvia Latvia

A man extradited from Latvia is given a life sentence for raping and murdering 17-year-old Jeshma Raithatha.
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Bird flu hits Czech Republic

Wednesday 29th of March 2006, 11:29
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

Preliminary tests on a dead swan confirm bird flu as the EU proposes aid to farmers affected by falling sales.
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Hun Sen wants UN envoy sacked

Wednesday 29th of March 2006, 11:46
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Cambodia's PM Hun Sen launches a scathing attack on a UN envoy who criticised his human rights record.
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Cricket: Pakistan made to suffer

Wednesday 29th of March 2006, 12:22
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Kumar Sangakkara hits 185 as Sri Lanka leave Pakistan a target of 458 to win the Colombo Tests.
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Afghan fighting leaves '34 dead'

Wednesday 29th of March 2006, 12:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

At least 30 militants and two US-led coalition troops are killed in fighting in southern Afghanistan, officials say.
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World marvels at total eclipse

Wednesday 29th of March 2006, 12:34
related countries: Mongolia Mongolia, Ghana Ghana

Skywatchers around the world were held in thrall as they caught a glimpse of the "ultimate astronomical show".
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Paris bomber jailed for 10 years

Wednesday 29th of March 2006, 12:56
related countries: France France, Algeria Algeria

An Algerian man is jailed for 10 years over the 1995 Paris Metro bombings which killed eight people.
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Charles Taylor caught in Nigeria

Wednesday 29th of March 2006, 13:23
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria recaptures former Liberian leader and war crimes suspect Charles Taylor and flies him out.
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Israel vote winners seek allies

Wednesday 29th of March 2006, 14:47
related countries: Israel Israel

Informal talks begin in Israel to form a new coalition government after Kadima's election victory.
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Thaksin faces last pre-poll rally

Wednesday 29th of March 2006, 16:02
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Protesters seeking to oust Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra stage a final three-day rally before Sunday's polls.
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Russian warning over Iran crisis

Wednesday 29th of March 2006, 16:52
related countries: Russia Russia, Iran Iran

Russia warns against any attempts to use force to resolve the stand-off over Iran's nuclear programme.
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Afghan convert 'arrives in Italy'

Wednesday 29th of March 2006, 17:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An Afghan who faced a possible death sentence for becoming a Christian arrives in Italy, says PM Berlusconi.
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Ex-leader extradited to Liberia

Wednesday 29th of March 2006, 17:20
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Liberia Liberia

Ex-president and war crimes suspect Charles Taylor arrives in Liberia after being extradited from Nigeria.
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French unions plan more protests

Wednesday 29th of March 2006, 18:01
related countries: France France

Unions and student groups call for fresh action next week to keep up pressure over the youth job law.
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Indian weightlifters handed ban

Wednesday 29th of March 2006, 18:20
related countries: India India

India's weightlifting team is suspended from competition after four drugs test failures so far this year.
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Lobbyist Abramoff gets 70 months

Wednesday 29th of March 2006, 19:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Miami

Disgraced former US lobbyist Jack Abramoff is jailed for 70 months in Miami for conspiracy and fraud.
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Taylor sent to war crimes court

Wednesday 29th of March 2006, 20:16
related countries: Liberia Liberia, Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Liberia's former President Charles Taylor is transferred to the UN-backed war crimes tribunal in Sierra Leone.
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Serbia urges Mladic patience

Wednesday 29th of March 2006, 21:01
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
related places: Belgrade

Belgrade urges the UN to show patience at it tries to arrest the fugitive war crimes suspect, Ratko Mladic.
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US man jailed for Bush death plot

Wednesday 29th of March 2006, 21:41
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bush

A US citizen convicted of plotting to kill President Bush and supporting al-Qaeda gets 30 years in jail.
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UN urges Iran to halt enrichment

Wednesday 29th of March 2006, 22:25
related countries: Iran Iran

The United Nations Security Council approves a statement urging Iran to suspend uranium enrichment.
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India slashes HIV infection rate

Wednesday 29th of March 2006, 23:13
related countries: India India

HIV infection rates have fallen by a third in the worst hit regions of south India, research suggests.
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