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Vote on N Korea sanctions delayed

Friday 13th of October 2006, 0:38
related countries: United States United States, Russia Russia, North Korea North Korea, China China

China and Russia delay a vote on a new US-drafted UN resolution calling for sanctions on North Korea.
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Nine die in air strikes on Gaza

Friday 13th of October 2006, 0:42
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israeli air strikes on Gaza kill nine people, including four Hamas militants and two children, reports say.
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Pinochet faces chemist case trial

Friday 13th of October 2006, 0:52
related countries: Chile Chile

Chile's former military ruler Gen Pinochet is to face trial in the case of a murdered chemist and police agent.
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Nicaragua eyes abortion curbs

Friday 13th of October 2006, 1:09
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua

Nicaraguan MPs move closer to a ban on all abortions, including cases where the mother's life is at risk.
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Nobel prize winner to be revealed

Friday 13th of October 2006, 2:25
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Oslo

The winner of the peace prize is to be announced, with many analysts tipping a former Finnish president.
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Sanctuary status for Rio landmark

Friday 13th of October 2006, 3:12
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil's statue of Christ is made a Catholic sanctuary on its 75th birthday, allowing couples to marry there.
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Huge arms cache found in India

Friday 13th of October 2006, 4:30
related countries: India India
related places: Calcutta

The Indian army says it has recovered a huge cache of arms, including mines, in the eastern city of Calcutta.
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Madonna flies out after adoption

Friday 13th of October 2006, 5:04
related countries: Malawi Malawi

The singer Madonna leaves Malawi after getting legal approval to adopt a one-year-old boy called David.
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Battle of Algiers director dies

Friday 13th of October 2006, 5:14
related countries: Italy Italy, Algeria Algeria
related places: Algiers

Gillo Pontecorvo, the Italian director of the groundbreaking film The Battle Of Algiers, died at the age of 86.
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Second recall bid fails in Taiwan

Friday 13th of October 2006, 5:33
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

A second attempt to pass a recall motion against President Chen Shui-bian fails in Taiwan's parliament.
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New obstacle for Madagascar exile

Friday 13th of October 2006, 5:47
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar

Madagascar's exiled opposition leader is blocked again from flying home to register as an election candidate.
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Australian PM warns on drought

Friday 13th of October 2006, 6:08
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian Prime Minister John Howard has warned that the country's worsening drought could hit economic growth.
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General seeks UK Iraq withdrawal

Friday 13th of October 2006, 7:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The head of the British Army says UK forces in Iraq make security problems worse and wants them to leave soon.
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Hamas leader sticks to hard line

Friday 13th of October 2006, 7:24
related countries: Israel Israel

Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal again rules out recognising Israel but says a Palestinian unity government is possible.
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Euro exchanges eye merger

Friday 13th of October 2006, 7:27
related countries: Italy Italy, Germany Germany

Italy and Germany's stock exchanges outline plans for a merger which would include pan-European rival Euronext.
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US rejects UK Guantanamo call

Friday 13th of October 2006, 7:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The US says the controversial detention camp at Guantanamo Bay is still needed, rebuffing UK criticism.
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Five dead in Afghan suicide blast

Friday 13th of October 2006, 8:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least five civilians are killed in a suicide car bomb attack on a Nato convoy in southern Afghanistan, Nato says.
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Connery honoured at Rome festival

Friday 13th of October 2006, 9:04
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Sir Sean Connery receives a lifetime achievement award on the eve of the first Rome Film Festival.
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China lawyer held for incitement

Friday 13th of October 2006, 9:07
related countries: China China

Prominent Chinese lawyer Gao Zhisheng is being investigated for allegedly inciting subversion, his lawyer says.
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Polio screening for Hajj pilgrims

Friday 13th of October 2006, 9:29
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia says Hajj pilgrims from states where polio is endemic must have immunisation certificates.
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Shock over UK DR Congo attack

Friday 13th of October 2006, 10:11
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Supporters of the DR Congo president are shocked after three senior officials are beaten up in London.
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Sensex hits record high

Friday 13th of October 2006, 10:12
related countries: India India

India's main stock index hits a record high, on the back of rising optimism about the strength of India's economy.
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Blast hits Iraq police station

Friday 13th of October 2006, 10:33
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A bomb blast in a police station in Iraq kills a special police force commander and at least one other policeman.
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Four killed in new Gaza strikes

Friday 13th of October 2006, 10:36
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Four people are killed in fresh Israeli military action in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian witnesses say.
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Ecuador campaigns end

Friday 13th of October 2006, 10:41
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

Campaigning closes in Ecuador ahead of Sunday's presidential election in which 13 candidates are standing.
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UN optimism over Nepal

Friday 13th of October 2006, 11:03
related countries: Nepal Nepal

A UN envoy to Nepal says he is confident that talks between the government and the Maoist rebels will be successful.
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Secret talks to end Nigeria row

Friday 13th of October 2006, 11:18
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Talks to resolve the dispute between Nigeria's president and his vice-president are halted, the BBC learns.
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Football: Uefa fears for game

Friday 13th of October 2006, 11:59
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Charleroi

International football will be destroyed if Belgian club Charleroi win a landmark court case, says Uefa.
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Police move in over Lazio shares

Friday 13th of October 2006, 12:12
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian police investigate suspected extortion and attempts to influence share prices at Lazio football club.
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SA broadcaster 'gagged critics'

Friday 13th of October 2006, 12:32
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The state broadcaster in South Africa refused to interview government critics, a leaked report says.
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Army chief defends Iraq views

Friday 13th of October 2006, 12:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British army chief denies a chasm with the government after saying UK troops in Iraq were "exacerbating" violence.
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Verdict due in Shining Path trial

Friday 13th of October 2006, 13:11
related countries: Peru Peru

A verdict is expected in the retrial of the founder of Peru's Maoist Shining Path guerrilla movement.
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'Hunger critical' in South Asia

Friday 13th of October 2006, 13:43
related countries: United States United States

A report released by a US-based group says South Asia continues to face "critical" levels of hunger.
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Two protesters killed in Nigeria

Friday 13th of October 2006, 13:58
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigerian riot police shoot dead two supporters of a state governor accused of corruption during protests.
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Kidman opens Rome Film Festival

Friday 13th of October 2006, 14:22
related countries: Italy Italy

Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman opens the first Rome Film Festival with the premiere of her movie Fur.
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Italy police shield Mafia author

Friday 13th of October 2006, 14:56
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Naples

An Italian author gets police protection after death threats over his probe into organised crime in Naples.
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Madonna adoption bid challenged

Friday 13th of October 2006, 15:12
related countries: Malawi Malawi

A Malawian child rights group says it wants to stop Madonna adopting a young boy from the African country.
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US sowing Iraq strife, says Iran

Friday 13th of October 2006, 15:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Iran Iran, United States United States

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accuses the US of promoting sectarian strife in Iraq.
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EU and India agree to trade deal

Friday 13th of October 2006, 15:32
related countries: India India

The European Union and India have agreed to negotiate a bilateral deal on trade and investment.
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Peron DNA taken in paternity bid

Friday 13th of October 2006, 15:49
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Scientists take DNA from the body of former Argentine leader Juan Domingo Peron to settle a paternity claim.
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Nobel for anti-poverty pioneers

Friday 13th of October 2006, 16:13
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladesh's Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank are awarded the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize.
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Tennis: Mauresmo out in Russia

Friday 13th of October 2006, 16:29
related countries: Russia Russia

World number one Amelie Mauresmo is knocked out of the Kremlin Cup by eighth seed Nicole Vaidisova.
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No 'extreme sanctions' on N Korea

Friday 13th of October 2006, 17:09
related countries: United States United States

Russia and China oppose "extreme sanctions" on North Korea, Russia's foreign minister says.
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US Republican Ney admits bribery

Friday 13th of October 2006, 17:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Republican

Republican congressman Bob Ney, linked to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, pleads guilty to bribery charges.
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'Eight held' over Pakistan alerts

Friday 13th of October 2006, 17:20
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad, Rawalpindi

Pakistan says a total of eight suspects are being held over recent security alerts in Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
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Iraqis 'fleeing rising violence'

Friday 13th of October 2006, 17:39
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Thousands are leaving Iraq as violence continues to rise across the country, the UN refugee agency says.
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Kramnik is world chess champion

Friday 13th of October 2006, 17:56
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's Vladimir Kramnik becomes the first undisputed world chess champion for 13 years.
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N Ireland target date revealed

Friday 13th of October 2006, 18:18
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British and Irish governments reveal a roadmap for the restoration of Northern Ireland devolution.
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'Guantanamo boasts' probed

Friday 13th of October 2006, 19:07
related countries: United States United States

The US Pentagon orders an inquiry into alleged abuses at Guantanamo Bay after reports of boasting by guards.
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S Korean elected new UN chief

Friday 13th of October 2006, 21:08
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon is formally elected UN secretary general to succeed Kofi Annan.
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UN urges Georgia not to 'provoke'

Friday 13th of October 2006, 21:24
related countries: Georgia Georgia

The UN Security Council adopts a resolution urging Georgia to refrain from provoking Abkhazia.
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Rugby League: Australia face NZ

Friday 13th of October 2006, 21:47
related countries: Australia Australia, New Zealand New Zealand

The battle of the half-backs could decide Saturday's Tri-Nations opener between New Zealand and Australia.
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Plague found in northern DRC

Friday 13th of October 2006, 22:32
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The World Health Organization confirms 42 deaths in an outbreak of pneumonic plague in DR Congo.
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Blair gives backing to army chief

Friday 13th of October 2006, 23:11
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Tony Blair says he supports the new head of the British army over comments he made about the Iraq war.
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Ariane rocket delivers satellites

Friday 13th of October 2006, 23:42
related countries: France France, French Guiana French Guiana

Europe's heavy-lift Ariane 5-ECA rocket puts three satellites in orbit after taking off from French Guiana.
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