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What happend on May 19th 2006

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Bush promotes migration reform

Friday 19th of May 2006, 2:57
related countries: Mexico Mexico, United States United States

US President George W Bush visits the Mexican border to promote controversial immigration reforms.
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China's typhoon death toll rises

Friday 19th of May 2006, 3:46
related countries: China China

Typhoon Chanchu leaves at least 16 people dead and forces the evacuation of one million others in China.
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Montenegro holds secession rally

Friday 19th of May 2006, 4:13
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

A huge pro-independence rally is held in Montenegro's capital ahead of a referendum on splitting from Serbia.
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UN urges Cambodia judicial reform

Friday 19th of May 2006, 6:18
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Cambodia must reform its judiciary in order to improve its human rights record, a senior UN official says.
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US Senate wrangle over English

Friday 19th of May 2006, 7:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: English

The US Senate votes in favour of making English the national language as the immigration debate rages on.
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Nepalis hail move against king

Friday 19th of May 2006, 7:30
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Nepalis celebrate moves to curtail the powers of the king - but Maoists rebels say they do not go far enough.
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Suharto 'gravely ill' in hospital

Friday 19th of May 2006, 8:24
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Former Indonesian leader Suharto is in a "serious condition", President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono says.
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Turkey's ex-PM Ecevit has stroke

Friday 19th of May 2006, 8:46
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Veteran Turkish politician Bulent Ecevit suffers a stroke after attending the funeral of a murdered judge.
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US frees 15 Guantanamo Saudis

Friday 19th of May 2006, 9:32
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Cuba Cuba, United States United States

Fifteen Saudi Arabians arrive home after being released from the US detention camp at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.
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Pakistan denies helping Taleban

Friday 19th of May 2006, 9:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistan rejects accusations by Afghan President Hamid Karzai that it is encouraging Taleban militancy.
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SA man sues over 'Coke' detention

Friday 19th of May 2006, 10:12
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A South African man detained on suspicion of stealing three bottles of Coca-Cola sues the government.
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Poland slams Russian fuel policy

Friday 19th of May 2006, 10:22
related countries: Poland Poland, Russia Russia

The Polish defence minister accuses Russia of using its energy reserves to blackmail its neighbours.
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Rajasthan religion bill rejected

Friday 19th of May 2006, 10:34
related countries: India India

The state governor of India's Rajasthan state refuses to sign a bill critics fear will curb religious freedom.
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Dozens held in Canada gang raids

Friday 19th of May 2006, 11:02
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Toronto

Police in Toronto conduct the largest raid in their history, arresting 78 suspected members of a gang.
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Zimbabwe faction leader arrested

Friday 19th of May 2006, 11:08
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe opposition leader Arthur Mutambara is arrested while campaigning for a by-election in Harare.
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Rows as Sao Paulo killings go on

Friday 19th of May 2006, 11:17
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Sao Paulo

There are further gang-related deaths in Brazil's Sao Paulo state, but officials deny the police are out of control.
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US restricts use of China PCs

Friday 19th of May 2006, 11:56
related countries: United States United States, China China

The US State Department says 16,000 computers bought from a Chinese firm will not be used for classified work.
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Egypt rejects American criticism

Friday 19th of May 2006, 12:06
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States

Egypt rejects US criticism over court decision not to hear a plea by Ayman Nour.
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Prodi team gets Senate approval

Friday 19th of May 2006, 12:42
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy's new PM Romano Prodi wins a key confidence vote in the Senate after announcing his government team.
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Kenyan first lady in Aids storm

Friday 19th of May 2006, 12:45
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan HIV/Aids activists are shocked by the first lady's comments that young people should not use condoms.
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Mexican priest ordered to retire

Friday 19th of May 2006, 13:23
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The Vatican tells the Mexican founder of the Legion of Christ order to retire following sexual abuse allegations.
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Many dead in Turkey lorry crash

Friday 19th of May 2006, 15:20
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A lorry collision in southern Turkey is reported to have killed at least 40 people, including Afghans.
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President orders Hamas probe

Friday 19th of May 2006, 15:23
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

The Palestinian leader orders an investigation after border guards catch a Hamas official taking 600,000 euros to Gaza.
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Turkish general in secular plea

Friday 19th of May 2006, 16:43
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's top general calls for more demonstrations in defence of secularism after a judge's murder.
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UN gives Senegal Habre deadline

Friday 19th of May 2006, 17:01
related countries: Senegal Senegal, Belgium Belgium, Chad Chad

A UN panel gives Senegal 90 days to put ex-Chad leader Hissene Habre on trial or send him to Belgium for trial.
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US 'must end secret detentions'

Friday 19th of May 2006, 17:16
related countries: United States United States

The US should shut any secret prisons abroad and its camp at Guantanamo, the UN committee on torture says.
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India delays Da Vinci Code

Friday 19th of May 2006, 17:22
related countries: India India

The Indian release of the Hollywood film The Da Vinci Code is delayed indefinitely.
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Top Taleban commander 'seized'

Friday 19th of May 2006, 17:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Mullah Dadullah, the Taleban's leading military commander, is captured in Afghanistan, officials tell the BBC.
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New phase in Pakistan quake aid

Friday 19th of May 2006, 18:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A 12-month UN plan to help rebuild communities in Pakistan devastated by last year's earthquake is launched.
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Tennis: Venus into Rome semis

Friday 19th of May 2006, 18:51
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Venus Williams shows her fighting spirit to set up a semi-final against Martina Hingis at the Italian Open.
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Afghans in Dublin suicide drama

Friday 19th of May 2006, 19:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

Police officers in Dublin enter a cathedral where 41 Afghan asylum seekers are on the sixth day of a hunger strike.
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US shares flat after tricky week

Friday 19th of May 2006, 20:06
related countries: Japan Japan

Wall Street's markets turn the corner at the end of a rough week which saw heavy falls.
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Iraq 'finalises unity government'

Friday 19th of May 2006, 21:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's PM-designate Nouri Maliki says the cabinet has been finalised except for two key posts.
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France-Africa ties 'must change'

Friday 19th of May 2006, 22:09
related countries: France France, Benin Benin

France and Africa must remould their relationship and change their ways, French minister Nicolas Sarkozy says.
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Spain in migrant diplomacy drive

Friday 19th of May 2006, 23:34
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain plans a three-year diplomatic offensive in West Africa to try to stem the flow of African migrants.
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US terror inmates 'attack guards'

Friday 19th of May 2006, 23:59
related countries: United States United States

Guantanamo Bay inmates reportedly attack guards after luring them with a staged suicide attempt.
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