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What happend on October 17th 2006

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EU cautioned over migration deals

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 1:31
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Libya Libya

A human rights group says the EU must not deport migrants to Ukraine or Libya until they respect human rights.
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Trial of Farc leader begins in US

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 3:47
related countries: Colombia Colombia, United States United States
related places: Washington

The first trial in the US of a member of Colombia's largest left-wing rebel group, Farc, begins in Washington.
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Rice warns N Korea on fresh test

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 4:18
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The US warns N Korea against a second nuclear test amid reports of new activity at the blast site.
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Japan agrees to halve tuna quota

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 4:49
related countries: Japan Japan

Environmentalists welcome Japan's agreement to halve its annual catch of southern blue-fin tuna.
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Indonesian bird flu toll hits 55

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 5:28
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia's bird flu death toll reaches 55, after officials say a 27-year-old woman has died of the disease.
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Envoy in Sri Lanka after bombing

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 5:49
related countries: Norway Norway, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The Norwegian peace envoy for Sri Lanka arrives for talks, a day after a suicide bombing killed almost 100 people.
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Queen set to make Baltic address

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 6:36
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania

The Queen is to make the keynote speech of her tour of the Baltics later in an address to the Lithuanian parliament.
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UK troops pull out of Afghan town

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 7:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK troops pull out of Musa Qala in southern Afghanistan, scene of heavy fighting in recent months.
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Imran calls for dope test inquiry

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 7:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Imran Khan criticises the PCB's handling of the drugs tests taken by Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif.
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South Africa MPs guilty of fraud

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 8:23
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Fourteen current and former South African MPs plead guilty to fraud in a major corruption scandal.
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N Korea says sanctions 'are war'

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 8:46
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

North Korea says UN sanctions imposed after its nuclear test are a "declaration of war", state media reports.
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Eritrea incursion 'to pick crops'

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 8:47
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Eritrea Eritrea

Eritrea says the troops and tanks it has moved into a buffer zone on its border with Ethiopia are harvesting crops.
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E Timor ex-PM accused on unrest

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 9:08
related countries: East Timor East Timor

A UN inquiry says East Timor's former PM should face a criminal investigation over recent unrest.
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Museveni 'to attend LRA talks'

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 9:40
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Uganda's President Museveni is said to be planning to meet LRA rebels at peace talks at the weekend.
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Court bans nursery 'interviews'

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 9:48
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

A court in the Indian capital Delhi bans the city's nursery schools from interviewing parents or children before admission.
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Madonna row child flies into UK

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 10:01
related countries: Malawi Malawi, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Heathrow, London

The Malawian child Madonna is seeking to adopt is taken to the US singer's London home.
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Turkish PM admitted to hospital

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 10:21
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in hospital after suffering a drop in blood sugar, his spokesman says.
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'Mass amnesty' in Turkmenistan

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 10:39
related countries: Turkmenistan Turkmenistan

Turkmen President Niyazov says he is to pardon more than 10,000 prisoners in an annual amnesty.
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Egypt sells off Alexandria Bank

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 10:58
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Alexandria

Italy's Sanpaolo wins the bidding for a majority stake in Egypt's Bank of Alexandria, the government says.
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US population reaches 300 million

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 11:47
related countries: United States United States

The US population hits 300 million people, 39 years after reaching 200 million, according to official estimates.
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Protests over Ecuador count delay

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 12:03
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

Tensions mount in Ecuador as the result of Sunday's presidential vote is awaited amid allegations of fraud.
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More unrest in southern Thailand

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 12:03
related countries: Thailand Thailand

At least six people are killed by suspected insurgents in a spate of violence in southern Thailand.
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Delhi student murder conviction

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 12:14
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

A man is convicted of the murder of a Delhi student which has cast shadows over India's legal system.
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Kenya reports refugee polio case

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 12:40
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

Kenya reports its first case of polio in 22 years, discovered in a three-year-old girl in a Somali refugee camp.
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Three killed in West Bank clashes

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 12:49
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Israeli troops kill one Palestinian militant and two stone throwers in clashes in the West Bank.
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Corus confirms Tata proposal

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 12:54
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, India India

Anglo-Dutch steel firm Corus says it has received a takeover proposal from Indian conglomerate Tata.
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Israeli politicians go on trial

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 13:09
related countries: Israel Israel

Two Israeli MPs go on trial in separate cases, as reports say an indictment is being drafted against the president.
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Burundi refugees to settle in US

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 13:45
related countries: Burundi Burundi, Tanzania Tanzania, United States United States

The US offers to resettle thousands of Burundian refugees from Tanzania, who left home in 1972.
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Iceland resumes whaling

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 14:20
related countries: Iceland Iceland

Iceland is to resume commercial whaling, becoming the second nation to defy the global moratorium.
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US opens Iran basketball inquiry

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 14:55
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US authorities investigate whether American basketball players in Iran have violated US sanctions.
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Bush signs US terror trial bill

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 15:20
related countries: United States United States

The US president signs a law paving the way for the trial of terror suspects held at Guantanamo Bay.
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Live: CSKA Moscow v Arsenal

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 15:51
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Moscow

Arsenal are the first British team in action on Tuesday, with a 1730 BST Champions League kick-off in Moscow.
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Sri Lanka raids 'hit rebel radio'

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 15:53
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan jets destroy a rebel radio tower, a day after the country's bloodiest suicide attack, rebels say.
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Nigeria row over sacked governor

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 15:58
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Several high-ranking Nigerian officials condemn the impeachment of a state governor for corruption.
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Tennis: Roddick and Federer win

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 16:02
related countries: Spain Spain

Roger Federer and Andy Roddick ease into the third round of the Madrid Masters.
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Trial dividing Iraq, says Saddam

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 16:10
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Saddam Hussein accuses witnesses at his trial for genocide against the Kurds of fuelling division among Iraqis.
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Darfur defeats for Sudan army

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 16:17
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Darfur rebels inflicts two major defeats on Sudan's army, leading to a loss of morale, the UN envoy says.
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Cricket: Pakistan shine in victory

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 16:46
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Abdul Razzaq takes four wickets and hits 38 off 24 balls to help Pakistan beat Sri Lanka in the Champions Trophy.
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US panel 'to urge Iraq policy shift'

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 17:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A panel is considering a call for major changes in policy, including a withdrawal of troops, reports say.
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US panel 'to urge Iraq policy shift'

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 17:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A panel is considering a call for major changes in policy, including a withdrawal of troops, reports say.
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Two metro trains collide in Rome

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 17:22
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

One person dies and about 110 are injured as two underground trains collide in the centre of Rome.
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Georgian deportee dies in Moscow

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 18:30
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

A Georgian man dies from an asthma attack at a Moscow airport while awaiting deportation from Russia.
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Madonna defends child adoption

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 19:00
related countries: Malawi Malawi

Madonna defends her intended adoption of a Malawian baby, saying she acted "according to the law".
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Talabani backs 'Iran-Syria plan'

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 19:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria, Iran Iran

Violence in Iraq would end "within months" if Iran and Syria were directly involved, says Iraq's president.
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Football: Man Utd triumph

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 20:50
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Man Utd make it three wins out of three in the Champions League with victory against FC Copenhagen.
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Late Enron boss's verdict quashed

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 21:06
related countries: United States United States

A US court says late Enron boss Kenneth Lay's conviction should be wiped out as he died before he could appeal.
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France's Socialists in TV debate

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 21:55
related countries: France France

Contenders for the French Socialists' nomination in next year's presidential poll take part in a TV debate.
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Violence mars reburial of Peron

Tuesday 17th of October 2006, 23:08
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Buenos Aires

A reburial ceremony for ex-Argentine President Juan Peron is marred by factional fighting near Buenos Aires.
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