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What happend on November 2nd 2006

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Father jailed for US mutilation

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 0:53
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, United States United States

An Ethiopian man is jailed for genital mutilation of his daughter, in the first such case in the United States.
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World 'lacks will' on disasters

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 2:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

There is a global lack of political will to prepare for natural disasters, says a UK parliamentary committee.
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Paris airport bars Muslim staff

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 2:19
related countries: France France

More than 70 Muslim staff at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport lose their security clearance due to "terrorist links".
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US novelist William Styron dies

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 4:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Choice

William Styron, whose Holocaust novel Sophie's Choice became a film and an opera, has died, aged 81.
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Panama agreement ends UN seat row

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 4:14
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala, Venezuela Venezuela, Panama Panama

Venezuela and Guatemala withdraw rival bids for a UN Security Council seat and back Panama instead.
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Catalonia set for power jostling

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 4:15
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain's region of Catalonia prepares for political horse-trading after inconclusive regional elections.
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Rebels hit Colombia police post

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 5:10
related countries: Colombia Colombia

At least 17 people are killed in an attack by Colombia's Farc rebels on a remote police station, police officials say.
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Fiji army head warns of violence

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 5:13
related countries: Fiji Fiji

Fiji's military commander warns that the refusal of the prime minister to resign might lead to violence.
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Malaysia editor in plagiarism row

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 6:23
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, United States United States

A Malaysian newspaper editor is to resign amid claims that he plagiarised the work of a US journalist.
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Thailand's ex-PM flies to China

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 7:06
related countries: Thailand Thailand, China China

Ousted Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra goes to China, amid rumours he is trying to negotiate a return home.
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UK youths 'among worst in Europe'

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 7:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British youths are among the worst behaved in Europe, a think-tank's study suggests.
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Oil workers seized off Nigeria

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 7:49
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

One British and one US oil worker are kidnapped from a ship off the coast of Nigeria.
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Missiles fired in Iran exercise

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 8:12
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran fires dozens of missiles - including ones capable of striking Israel - during military exercises, state TV reports.
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Khatami labels US policy 'a joke'

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 8:48
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Iran's ex-president criticises US Middle East policy, calling the idea of exporting democracy "a great joke".
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Rugby: NZ stripped of points

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 10:44
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand lose their Tri-Nations points for fielding ineligible player Nathan Fien.
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UK in India climate change plea

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 10:52
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett urges India to help in efforts to tackle climate change.
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Egypt and Russia strengthen ties

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 11:06
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

The Russian and Egyptian presidents are expected to discuss nuclear co-operation and arms deals in Moscow.
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Gazprom to double Georgia charges

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 11:30
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Russian energy giant Gazprom has said it will more than double the cost of gas to Georgia from 2007.
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Somali talks fail amid war fears

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 11:43
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Peace talks between Somalia's interim government and Islamists have been placed on indefinite hold, mediators say.
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Death toll in Turkey floods rises

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 12:18
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Another 10 people are reported to have died from flooding in south-east Turkey, taking the total to at least 32.
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The car craze sweeping Russia's rich

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 12:58
related countries: Russia Russia

Rich Russians are finding ever more innovative ways to spend their money, the BBC's Chloe Arnold reports.
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Kyrgyz protesters call for change

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 13:14
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan

Thousands of protesters march in Kyrgyzstan after President Bakiyev rejects calls for immediate reforms.
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German mountain that symbolises freedom

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 13:47
related countries: Germany Germany

Seventeen years ago the Berlin Wall came down. But an iconic German mountain, while not as symbolic the wall, holds almost as much significance.
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EU's Turkey-Cyprus talks cancelled

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 13:52
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Cyprus Cyprus, Finland Finland

The EU scraps plans to hold urgent talks with Turkish and Cypriot officials in Finland as a key report looms.
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US productivity grinds to a halt

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 15:08
related countries: United States United States

US labour productivity slowed to a halt over the summer, while labour costs hit a 24-year high, official data shows.
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'Gay attack' on Israel synagogue

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 16:30
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Tel Aviv

A synagogue in Tel Aviv is vandalised by suspected gay rights activists ahead of a controversial march.
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Cricket: Windies race to final

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 16:35
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Chris Gayle hits 133 as West Indies beat South Africa by six wickets to reach the Champions Trophy final.
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Sri Lanka jets bomb rebel areas

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 16:49
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan air force bombs Tamil Tiger targets - five people - probably civilians - die, peace monitors say.
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France to declassify Rwanda files

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 16:52
related countries: France France, Rwanda Rwanda

France says it will release secret documents on the Rwandan genocide, after claims of French complicity.
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Turkey gunman in 'Pope protest'

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 17:09
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A man is held in Turkey after opening fire in a protest against Pope Benedict XVI's forthcoming visit, reports say.
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German troops 'had Nazi symbol'

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 17:36
related countries: Germany Germany

A German magazine publishes a photograph showing a Nazi-like symbol allegedly on a German army vehicle.
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Bombed school 'will be rebuilt'

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 17:44
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A hard-line Pakistani Muslim leader pledges to rebuild the religious school bombed on Monday.
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At-a-glance: 2 November

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 18:06
related countries: United States United States

Everything you need to know about the latest developments in this year's US mid-term elections.
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Pollock work 'earns record price'

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 18:23
related countries: United States United States

A work by Jackson Pollock sells for a record price of about $140m (£73m), according to a US newspaper.
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US warns of Africa terror attacks

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 19:02
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United States United States
related places: Africa

The US issues a warning to its citizens in East Africa over the threat of terror attacks by Somali extremists.
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US' Lebanon plot claim rejected

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 21:41
related countries: Syria Syria, Lebanon Lebanon, United States United States

Syria and Hezbollah deny US claims they are plotting to topple the Lebanese government with Iran's help.
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Man faces US fire charges

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 21:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

A 36-year-old man is to be charged with murder over a California blaze which killed five firefighters, officials say.
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Iran 'sending funds to Hezbollah'

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 22:36
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Iran Iran

A senior Hezbollah official says Iran is providing the group with money to help fund its work in reconstructing Lebanon.
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Seven die in Israeli raid on Gaza

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 23:14
related countries: Israel Israel

Seven Palestinians are killed on the second day of a major raid into northern Gaza, hospital officials say.
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US Bechtel wraps up Iraq projects

Thursday 2nd of November 2006, 23:42
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US firm Bechtel, involved for three years in Iraq's reconstruction, pulls out amid worsening security.
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