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What happend on May 9th 2006

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Trapped Australian miners rescued

Tuesday 9th of May 2006, 3:01
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Two Australian miners trapped underground for two weeks are freed and walk out of the mine unaided.
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Australia intercepts more Papuans

Tuesday 9th of May 2006, 5:58
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Australia discovers three more presumed asylum seekers from the Indonesian province of Papua.
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Thai court wants poll resignations

Tuesday 9th of May 2006, 8:34
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand's Supreme Court does not want the Election Commission to organise the country's next poll.
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Nigeria MP in land-for-vote claim

Tuesday 9th of May 2006, 8:57
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A Nigerian MP tells the BBC he was offered a plot of land to back moves to let President Obasanjo seek a third term.
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Rescued miners in 'good health'

Tuesday 9th of May 2006, 8:58
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Two freed Australian miners are in good health despite spending two weeks trapped underground, doctors say.
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New Iraq cabinet 'nearly ready'

Tuesday 9th of May 2006, 9:20
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi's PM-designate Nouri Maliki says he has nearly completed the task of forming a new government.
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Estonia ratifies EU constitution

Tuesday 9th of May 2006, 9:32
related countries: Estonia Estonia

Estonia has become the 15th EU country to complete the parliamentary stage of ratifying the draft text.
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Arias sworn as Costa Rica leader

Tuesday 9th of May 2006, 9:35
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica

Nobel Peace Prize winner Oscar Arias is sworn in as the new president of Costa Rica, vowing to steady the country.
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Tamil Tigers dismiss early talks

Tuesday 9th of May 2006, 10:25
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, Japan Japan

A Japanese envoy fails to persuade Tamil Tiger rebels to return to peace talks with the Sri Lankan government.
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Six wanted over 'Dirty War' case

Tuesday 9th of May 2006, 11:08
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Uruguay Uruguay

Argentina asks Uruguay to extradite six men over the 1976 abduction of poet Juan Gelman's daughter-in-law.
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School uniform worries Germans

Tuesday 9th of May 2006, 11:32
related countries: Germany Germany

A debate rages in Germany over whether uniforms should be made compulsory in schools.
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Zuma sorry for not using condom

Tuesday 9th of May 2006, 11:32
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African ex-Deputy President Jacob Zuma, cleared of rape on Monday, apologises for not using a condom.
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India and US to explore the Moon

Tuesday 9th of May 2006, 11:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moon

India is to carry instruments for US space agency Nasa on its first unmanned mission to the Moon in early 2008.
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Swiss visas probed in Islamabad

Tuesday 9th of May 2006, 12:41
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

Swiss police investigate alleged people smuggling at the Swiss embassy in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad.
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German cannibal guilty of murder

Tuesday 9th of May 2006, 13:07
related countries: Germany Germany

Cannibal Armin Meiwes, who killed and ate an apparently willing victim, is sentenced to life in prison after a retrial.
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Heavy fighting for Somali capital

Tuesday 9th of May 2006, 13:07
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Fighting intensifies in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, where at least 49 people have died in three days.
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Ahmadinejad letter attacks Bush

Tuesday 9th of May 2006, 15:57
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Details emerge of a letter from Iran's leader to the US president, as talks on the Iran nuclear crisis end in discord.
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Islamic cleric 'risk to security'

Tuesday 9th of May 2006, 16:10
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Abu Qatada, accused of being a leading al-Qaeda figure, was a risk to UK security, a deportation hearing is told.
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Egypt kills 'Sinai militant head'

Tuesday 9th of May 2006, 16:28
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The suspected head of an Egyptian militant group blamed for bombings in Sinai is shot dead, police say.
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EU 'to delay' Balkan bid decision

Tuesday 9th of May 2006, 16:36
related countries: Romania Romania, Bulgaria Bulgaria
related places: Balkan

A decision on when to admit Bulgaria and Romania to the EU is likely to be delayed, EU officials tell the BBC.
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Putin faces up to racist scourge

Tuesday 9th of May 2006, 16:43
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin attacks a rise in neo-Nazism in Russia as it marks victory in World War II.
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Palestinians flee Iraq for Syria

Tuesday 9th of May 2006, 16:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

More than 200 Palestinians fleeing Iraq are allowed to cross into Syria, after weeks of being stranded at the border.
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Mobutu exiles home after 40 years

Tuesday 9th of May 2006, 17:03
related countries: Sudan Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Congolese refugees who fled to Sudan over 40 years ago after Mobutu Sese Seko came to power return home.
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Israel 'seizes explosives haul'

Tuesday 9th of May 2006, 17:28
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip, Israel Israel

The Israeli military says it has seized a shipment of 550kg of explosives bound for the Gaza Strip from Egypt.
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Unease raised over China research

Tuesday 9th of May 2006, 17:51
related countries: United States United States, China China

Some 120 US-based Chinese scientists express concern that scientific research in China is improperly monitored.
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Tennis: Hingis progresses

Tuesday 9th of May 2006, 18:25
related countries: Italy Italy, Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Martina Hingis beats Flavia Pennetta of Italy 7-5 6-3 to reach the second round of the German Open in Berlin.
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African girls smuggled for UK flats

Tuesday 9th of May 2006, 18:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

MPs hear allegations some African girls are brought into Britain and deliberately made pregnant to jump housing lists.
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North Iraq blast kills 17 people

Tuesday 9th of May 2006, 19:08
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A suicide car bomber kills 17 people and injures 35 in the northern Iraqi town of Talafar, according to police.
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UN elects new human rights body

Tuesday 9th of May 2006, 19:20
related countries: Iran Iran, Cuba Cuba

Cuba, China and Saudi Arabia are among states to be elected to the new UN Human Rights Council.
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US urges diplomacy in Iran crisis

Tuesday 9th of May 2006, 20:53
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

US President George W Bush says diplomacy is the number one option in the crisis over Iran's nuclear activity.
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Delphi urges end to labour deal

Tuesday 9th of May 2006, 21:41
related countries: United States United States
related places: Delphi

Troubled car parts firm Delphi tells a US court it must end its labour deal with unions in order to survive.
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Sarkozy vows to expose 'plotters'

Tuesday 9th of May 2006, 21:42
related countries: France France

France's interior minister attacks those he believes are behind a smears campaign to damage his political career.
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Bosnia court holds genocide trial

Tuesday 9th of May 2006, 22:07
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
related places: Sarajevo

The war crimes court in Bosnia begins its first genocide trial in the capital Sarajevo.
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