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What happend on October 3rd 2006

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S Korean cements lead in UN race

Tuesday 3rd of October 2006, 0:04
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea

South Korea's foreign minister wins a UN Security Council poll, confirming his lead in the race to be secretary general.
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New system will 'block' gambling

Tuesday 3rd of October 2006, 0:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The US government is tipped to propose a system to stop internet gambling sites, say experts, as UK gambling stocks tumble.
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Georgia 'blockade' continues

Tuesday 3rd of October 2006, 0:35
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Russia keeps up a freeze on vital links with Georgia, despite the release of four alleged Russian spies.
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Lula confident of run-off victory

Tuesday 3rd of October 2006, 2:44
related countries: Brazil Brazil

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of Brazil says he is certain he will be re-elected in a second round of voting.
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Fatal shooting at US Amish school

Tuesday 3rd of October 2006, 3:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pennsylvania, Amish

A gunman shoots dead four girls before killing himself in an attack on a Pennsylvania Amish school.
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Lee moves to end Malaysian row

Tuesday 3rd of October 2006, 4:24
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, China China, Singapore Singapore

Singapore's former PM Lee Kuan Yew apologises for saying Malaysia marginalises its ethnic Chinese.
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Rice on new Mid-East tour

Tuesday 3rd of October 2006, 6:03
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

The US secretary of state begins a regional tour to try to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace moves.
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Ousted Thaksin quits party post

Tuesday 3rd of October 2006, 6:35
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand's ousted PM Thaksin Shinawatra quits as leader of the political party he founded and built up, Thai Rak Thai.
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Tennis: Aussies to use Hawk-Eye

Tuesday 3rd of October 2006, 8:25
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Players will be able to challenge line calls via a video replay system at January's Australian Open.
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S Korea vehicle pile-up kills 11

Tuesday 3rd of October 2006, 8:26
related countries: South Korea South Korea

A crash involving more than 20 vehicles kills 11 people at the start of a national holiday in South Korea.
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Iron ore deal 'bad for Liberia'

Tuesday 3rd of October 2006, 8:45
related countries: Liberia Liberia

A deal between Liberia and the world's largest steel company is unfair and bad for the country, campaigners say.
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New Iraqi plan to curb violence

Tuesday 3rd of October 2006, 8:57
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Sunni and Shia leaders in Iraq agree to a four-point plan aimed at cutting sectarian violence in the country.
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Tata joins Indian retail pioneers

Tuesday 3rd of October 2006, 9:14
related countries: India India

Indian conglomerate Tata seeks to profit from the country's booming economy with a chain of shops.
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Napster launches Japan service

Tuesday 3rd of October 2006, 9:17
related countries: Japan Japan

Music download company Napster launches a service in Japan, the world's second largest music market
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Amazon plane 'black boxes' found

Tuesday 3rd of October 2006, 9:46
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Rescue workers find the data recorders of a plane which crashed in Brazil on Friday killing all 155 on board.
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Veteran leader of Montenegro quits

Tuesday 3rd of October 2006, 10:54
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Milo Djukanovic, who led Montenegro to independence, is to resign despite his recent election victory.
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Nigeria deaths in speedboat raid

Tuesday 3rd of October 2006, 11:00
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Niger Niger

At least five Nigerian soldiers are killed in an attack by armed men in boats on an oil facility in the Niger Delta.
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Tharoor's UN disappointment

Tuesday 3rd of October 2006, 11:10
related countries: India India

India's candidate to be UN secretary general, Shashi Tharoor, is "disappointed" after pulling out of the race.
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Zambia leader appeals for unity

Tuesday 3rd of October 2006, 12:34
related countries: Zambia Zambia

Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa appeals for unity after being sworn in following disputed elections.
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Congo burial for explorer Brazza

Tuesday 3rd of October 2006, 12:53
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo, France France, Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
related places: Brazzaville, Pierre

The remains of Pierre de Brazza, the founder of modern day Congo, are reburied in Brazzaville.
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Iran pushes France nuclear deal

Tuesday 3rd of October 2006, 13:10
related countries: Iran Iran, France France

Iran suggests France could monitor Iran's nuclear programme, as powers move to consider sanctions.
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EU urges Russia to end blockade

Tuesday 3rd of October 2006, 13:23
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

The EU calls on Russia to lift economic sanctions it imposed on Georgia amid a bitter spying row.
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Rice plea on Palestinian clashes

Tuesday 3rd of October 2006, 13:54
related countries: United States United States

The US secretary of state calls for an end to the violence in the Palestinian territories, during a regional tour.
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N Korea 'to conduct nuclear test'

Tuesday 3rd of October 2006, 14:07
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea is to conduct a nuclear test "in the future", the country's foreign ministry says in a statement.
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Drone crashes in DR Congo

Tuesday 3rd of October 2006, 15:26
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
related places: Kinshasa

A drone aircraft being used by EU forces crashes in the capital, Kinshasa, killing a woman and injuring two children.
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Motive probed in US school attack

Tuesday 3rd of October 2006, 15:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pennsylvania, Amish

Police investigate why a gunman killed five girls at an Amish school, saying it may have been "revenge".
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Key powers to seek Iran sanctions

Tuesday 3rd of October 2006, 16:16
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The US and the UK say key world powers will seek UN sanctions against Iran over the nuclear stand-off.
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India calls for calm over dengue

Tuesday 3rd of October 2006, 16:28
related countries: India India

Indian officials tell people not to panic as an outbreak of dengue fever claims at least 28 lives.
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Ahern apologises for loans affair

Tuesday 3rd of October 2006, 16:39
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Irish PM Bertie Ahern tells parliament he regrets "misjudgements" over loans and event money.
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Nato set for Afghan expansion

Tuesday 3rd of October 2006, 17:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The Nato alliance is to assume control of military operations across the whole of Afghanistan from Thursday.
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Israeli strike on Gaza militants

Tuesday 3rd of October 2006, 20:15
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Five Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip are injured after their vehicles are attacked by Israeli war planes.
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Turkish jet hijacker surrenders

Tuesday 3rd of October 2006, 21:22
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Italy Italy, Albania Albania
related places: Istanbul, Tirana, Brindisi

A Turkish army deserter who hijacked a passenger jet gives himself up after it lands in southern Italy.
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US killer in sex abuse confession

Tuesday 3rd of October 2006, 21:45
related countries: United States United States

A gunman who attacked a US Amish school said he molested two young members of his family 20 years ago.
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Spain thanks UK for advice on Eta

Tuesday 3rd of October 2006, 22:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Spain Spain

Spanish PM Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero thanks UK PM Tony Blair for help with the Basque peace process.
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Toyota sales far exceed rivals'

Tuesday 3rd of October 2006, 22:51
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States
related places: Toyota

Japanese car firm Toyota sees vehicle sales soar in September, in contrast to its US rivals.
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