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What happend on May 26th 2006

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Blair and Bush urge Iraq support

Friday 26th of May 2006, 0:08
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Bush

Tony Blair and George W Bush call on the international community to back the new Iraqi government.
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Enron bosses 'shocked' at verdict

Friday 26th of May 2006, 1:01
related countries: United States United States

The former chiefs of failed US energy giant Enron express shock at being found guilty of fraud and conspiracy.
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US Senate passes immigration bill

Friday 26th of May 2006, 2:53
related countries: United States United States

The US Senate backs a controversial immigration reform bill but tough talks lie ahead before it becomes law.
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Former king to return to Cambodia

Friday 26th of May 2006, 5:39
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Cambodia's former king, Norodom Sihanouk, is due to return to the country after an absence of almost a year.
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Peru poll clash injures several

Friday 26th of May 2006, 7:36
related countries: Peru Peru

At least five people are injured, some by gunshot, as rival supporters clash ahead of Peru's presidential run-off.
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Bush and Blair admit Iraq errors

Friday 26th of May 2006, 7:42
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Tony Blair and George W Bush acknowledge mistakes in Iraq, but urge support for the new government.
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Executives of Livedoor go on trial

Friday 26th of May 2006, 9:01
related countries: Japan Japan

Four executives of Japanese internet firm Livedoor go on trial for falsifying accounts, and one admits the charges.
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'Dead' Everest climber 'is alive'

Friday 26th of May 2006, 9:39
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian man believed to have died as he descended Mount Everest has been found alive, but in poor shape.
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Envoys meet Sri Lanka president

Friday 26th of May 2006, 9:42
related countries: Norway Norway, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Norwegian envoys meet Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse to press for a resumption of peace talks.
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Terror suspect to be extradited

Friday 26th of May 2006, 9:43
related countries: Morocco Morocco, Spain Spain

A Moroccan accused of being involved in the 11 September attacks faces possible extradition to Spain.
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Ex-Zimbabwe MP denied SA asylum

Friday 26th of May 2006, 9:45
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa rejects a request for political asylum from former Zimbabwe opposition MP Roy Bennett.
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'No risk' to Greek holiday planes

Friday 26th of May 2006, 10:21
related countries: Greece Greece

A Greek Civil Aviation Authority official denies claims tourist flights are being endangered by military mock dog-fights.
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Troops pour into unstable E Timor

Friday 26th of May 2006, 11:28
related countries: East Timor East Timor, Aruba Aruba

East Timor's capital Dili is calm but tense as foreign troops pour in after clashes between different military factions.
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Mexico hails US immigration bill

Friday 26th of May 2006, 11:59
related countries: Mexico Mexico, United States United States

Mexican President Vicente Fox praises the US Senate for passing a "monumental" immigration bill.
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UN head calls for Suu Kyi release

Friday 26th of May 2006, 12:02
related countries: Burma Burma

The UN's Kofi Annan appeals to the head of Burma's ruling junta to free opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Monsoon hits Indian coast early

Friday 26th of May 2006, 12:17
related countries: India India

Annual monsoon rains sweep through India's southern coast of Kerala, a week ahead of schedule.
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Zambian mourners attack minister

Friday 26th of May 2006, 12:21
related countries: Zambia Zambia

Supporters of deceased Zambian politician Anderson Mazoka attack a minister as he pays his respects.
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Lebanon bomb kills Jihad leader

Friday 26th of May 2006, 12:21
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Sidon

A car bomb in the Lebanese city of Sidon kills a Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant leader and his brother.
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Arcelor to merge with Severstal

Friday 26th of May 2006, 12:32
related countries: Russia Russia

Steel-maker Arcelor unveils a plan to merge with Russian firm Severstal to block a hostile takeover by Mittal.
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German arrests over race attacks

Friday 26th of May 2006, 13:19
related countries: Germany Germany

German police say six people have been injured in apparent racist attacks in the east of the country.
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Sir Creek talks agree new survey

Friday 26th of May 2006, 14:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India

Talks between Pakistan and India on a marshlands boundary dispute end with a plan to survey the area.
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First cargo from Caspian pipeline

Friday 26th of May 2006, 14:57
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, Turkey Turkey

The first oil from a $4bn pipeline between Azerbaijan and Turkey is set to be loaded onto a tanker this weekend.
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Explosives seized in Karachi raid

Friday 26th of May 2006, 15:24
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Karachi

A large quantity of explosives are seized by Pakistani police during a dawn raid in Karachi, reports say.
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Iran puts US Iraq talks on hold

Friday 26th of May 2006, 15:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Iran Iran
related places: Baghdad

Iran's foreign minister says Tehran has shelved a US offer for talks on Iraq because Washington tried to exploit the issue.
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Football: Shevchenko to leave

Friday 26th of May 2006, 15:51
related countries: Italy Italy

AC Milan will hold talks with Chelsea after Andriy Shevchenko confirms he is to leave the Italian club.
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Pakistan SMS blasphemy arrest

Friday 26th of May 2006, 15:58
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A Pakistani Christian is arrested for sending blasphemous text messages to Muslims, police say.
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Hayden confirmed as head of CIA

Friday 26th of May 2006, 15:58
related countries: United States United States

The US Senate confirms the appointment of General Michael Hayden as the new head of the CIA.
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Belgians march to honour victims

Friday 26th of May 2006, 16:08
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Thousands of people join an anti-racism march in Belgium in protest at the killing of an African woman and a child in her care.
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Russia to honour Iran arms deal

Friday 26th of May 2006, 16:27
related countries: Russia Russia, Iran Iran
related places: Moscow

Russia's defence minister confirms Moscow intends to honour a controversial missile deal with Iran.
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Mogadishu hospitals 'overwhelmed'

Friday 26th of May 2006, 16:38
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

Thousands of civilians are fleeing the Somali capital after fierce fighting left at least 48 people dead.
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Iraqis shot 'for wearing shorts'

Friday 26th of May 2006, 16:54
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Iraq's tennis coach and two players are killed in Baghdad - witnesses say because they were wearing shorts.
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Blair urges United Nations reform

Friday 26th of May 2006, 17:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair calls for an overhaul of the UN so it can better tackle crises, in a key US speech.
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Gazans killed dismantling shells

Friday 26th of May 2006, 18:18
related countries: Israel Israel

Three Palestinians die in Gaza after attempting to dismantle unexploded Israeli shells, relatives say.
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First round of Nepal talks ends

Friday 26th of May 2006, 18:33
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Initial talks between Maoist rebels and the government conclude with pledges to continue the peace process.
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Sao Paulo's prison chief resigns

Friday 26th of May 2006, 19:10
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Sao Paulo

The top prison official in Brazil's Sao Paulo state resigns, two weeks after a wave of violence killed at least 150 people.
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Chavez, Morales in trade deals

Friday 26th of May 2006, 19:56
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, Venezuela Venezuela

The presidents of Venezuela and Bolivia sign a number of far-reaching trade and commercial accords.
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Capitol office opens after alert

Friday 26th of May 2006, 20:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Capitol

A US Congress building reopens several hours after the sound of construction equipment sparks an alert.
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UK MP in Blair 'suicide bomb' row

Friday 26th of May 2006, 21:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

MP George Galloway says killing the PM would be "logical and explicable" but he would not support it.
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Michelin director dies boating

Friday 26th of May 2006, 21:37
related countries: France France

Edouard Michelin, a joint managing director of the French tyre-maker Michelin, dies in a boating accident.
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Cricket: West Indies clinch series

Friday 26th of May 2006, 21:47
related countries: India India

Brian Lara hits a half-century to lead the West Indies to a series-clinching win in the fourth one-dayer against India.
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Suu Kyi house arrest term expires

Friday 26th of May 2006, 21:52
related countries: Burma Burma

The house arrest of Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi runs out shortly, amid calls for her release.
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Pope hails mentor at Warsaw Mass

Friday 26th of May 2006, 21:56
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Warsaw

Tens of thousands brave the rain to hear Pope Benedict XVI say Mass in the heart of the Polish capital.
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Baghdad market bombings kill 13

Friday 26th of May 2006, 22:23
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Bomb attacks on three markets in the Iraqi capital kill at least 13 people and injure dozens more.
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