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What happend on October 24th 2006

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Cable TV bombed in Kashmir

Tuesday 24th of October 2006, 0:10
related countries: India India

Suspected militants bomb a cable TV provider in Indian-administered Kashmir, killing one person.
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Hungary police tackle protesters

Tuesday 24th of October 2006, 0:53
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Hungarian riot police face the remnants of protesters who disrupted the 1956 anniversary events.
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Transport strike cripples Uruguay

Tuesday 24th of October 2006, 2:07
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay

Lorry and taxi drivers striking in protest at increased diesel prices bring Uruguay to a standstill.
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Venezuela hit by Coke dispute

Tuesday 24th of October 2006, 2:54
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

More than 10,000 former workers at a Venezuela Coca-Cola subsidiary strike over unpaid benefits.
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Hungary foes clash over protests

Tuesday 24th of October 2006, 4:29
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Hungary's PM and opposition dispute the motives for violence on the anniversary of the 1956 anti-Soviet uprising.
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Police officer died in 'accident'

Tuesday 24th of October 2006, 5:01
related countries: India India

Police in the Indian state of Orissa now say a senior officer died in accidental firing by his security guard.
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China cracks down on corruption

Tuesday 24th of October 2006, 5:24
related countries: China China
related places: Shanghai

China says it has punished 17,500 officials so far this year for corruption, as the Shanghai scandal mounts.
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Peru president had son in affair

Tuesday 24th of October 2006, 5:25
related countries: Peru Peru

Peruvian President Alan Garcia admits he has a one-year-old son from an extra-marital relationship.
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Australia rejects bullying claim

Tuesday 24th of October 2006, 7:00
related countries: Australia Australia

Criticism from South Pacific nations that Australia is being a regional bully is rejected by PM John Howard.
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Rugby: Hape to miss encounter

Tuesday 24th of October 2006, 9:29
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand duo Shontayne Hape and Steve Matai will miss Saturday's Tri-Nations game with Great Britain.
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US jails Egypt pair for slavery

Tuesday 24th of October 2006, 9:31
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States
related places: California

A California court sends an Egyptian couple to prison for enslaving a 10-year-old girl as their servant in the US.
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China sees no N Korea test plans

Tuesday 24th of October 2006, 9:56
related countries: North Korea North Korea, China China

China says North Korea told a visiting Chinese envoy that it does not intend to carry out a second nuclear test.
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Brazil 'serial killer' on trial

Tuesday 24th of October 2006, 10:03
related countries: Brazil Brazil

A man whom officials believe to be one of Brazil's worst serial killers goes on trial for killing a 15-year-old boy.
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Bangladesh talks on hold for Eid

Tuesday 24th of October 2006, 10:40
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Talks between the Bangladeshi government and opposition ahead of elections in January are put on hold.
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Iran condemns US Gulf exercises

Tuesday 24th of October 2006, 11:04
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Gulf

Iran criticises planned US exercises in the Gulf, while Ayatollah Ali Khamenei calls for Muslim unity.
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North warns against Ortega vote

Tuesday 24th of October 2006, 11:52
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua

Ex-White House aide Oliver North tells Nicaragua not to return to the past by voting for Daniel Ortega.
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France gears up for April polls

Tuesday 24th of October 2006, 11:58
related countries: France France

The French government sets 22 April 2007 as the date for the presidential election.
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More arrests over Pakistan alerts

Tuesday 24th of October 2006, 14:30
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad, Rawalpindi

Police say they have arrested the main suspects following recent security alerts in Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
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Army alert to counter Chad rebels

Tuesday 24th of October 2006, 14:59
related countries: Chad Chad

Security is tightened in the Chad capital, N'Djamena, amid reports that rebels are moving towards the city.
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India gets new foreign minister

Tuesday 24th of October 2006, 15:06
related countries: India India

Veteran politician Pranab Mukherjee becomes India's new foreign minister in a cabinet reshuffle.
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Niger orders expulsion of Arabs

Tuesday 24th of October 2006, 15:13
related countries: Niger Niger, Chad Chad

The government of Niger tells 150,000 Arabs, originally from Chad, to leave the country, without explaining why.
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Amazon river 'switched direction'

Tuesday 24th of October 2006, 15:27
related countries: Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean

The world's largest river once flowed from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific - the opposite of its present flow.
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UK outlines new EU work curbs

Tuesday 24th of October 2006, 15:28
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, United Kingdom United Kingdom, Romania Romania

Plans to restrict Bulgarian and Romanian workers in the UK when the countries join the EU are unveiled.
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Brazilian miner buys Canada rival

Tuesday 24th of October 2006, 15:52
related countries: Canada Canada, Botswana Botswana

Brazilian firm CVRD becomes the world's second-biggest miner after securing a $17bn takeover of Canada's Inco.
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Cricket: S Africa beat Sri Lanka

Tuesday 24th of October 2006, 16:30
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

South Africa kept their Champions Trophy hopes alive with a 78-run victory over Sri Lanka in Ahmedabad.
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France in Rwanda genocide probe

Tuesday 24th of October 2006, 16:51
related countries: France France, Rwanda Rwanda

France played an active role in Rwanda's genocide, a former senior Rwandan diplomat tells a tribunal.
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Budapest police deny brutality

Tuesday 24th of October 2006, 18:30
related countries: Hungary Hungary, Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Budapest

Budapest's police chief defends the use of force against protesters during clashes in Hungary's capital.
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Curbs anger Romania, Bulgaria

Tuesday 24th of October 2006, 18:36
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Romania Romania, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Bulgaria and Romania react angrily to news that Britain and Ireland plan to limit labour market access for their workers.
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Iraq 'success' possible, US says

Tuesday 24th of October 2006, 19:41
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad says success is possible in Iraq in a realistic time-frame despite ongoing violence.
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Kidnapped Gaza journalist freed

Tuesday 24th of October 2006, 21:19
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip, Spain Spain

A Spanish photographer who was kidnapped in the Gaza Strip is released, the Associated Press confirms.
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UN envoy defends Sudan remarks

Tuesday 24th of October 2006, 21:51
related countries: Sudan Sudan

UN envoy Jan Pronk to Sudan stands by remarks about the Darfur conflict, which led to his expulsion from Sudan.
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DR Congo 'Kabila killers' escape

Tuesday 24th of October 2006, 22:33
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

A group of prisoners jailed for killing former DR Congo President Laurent Kabila escape from custody.
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