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What happend on September 1st 2006

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Film star berates Indian media

Friday 1st of September 2006, 0:13
related countries: India India

Bollywood star Salman Khan says he is "exploited" by the media, and blames them for his "negative" portrayal.
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Chile copper miners' strike ends

Friday 1st of September 2006, 1:40
related countries: Chile Chile

A strike at the world's largest privately-owned copper mine, La Escondida in Chile, ends with a 5% pay rise for miners.
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Guyana president wins re-election

Friday 1st of September 2006, 3:07
related countries: Guyana Guyana

Guyana's President Jagdeo wins another term in office after his party easily won the general election.
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Japan conducts huge quake drill

Friday 1st of September 2006, 4:35
related countries: Japan Japan

More than 800,000 people across Japan take part in an annual drill to prepare for a major earthquake.
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Tennis: Agassi in dramatic win

Friday 1st of September 2006, 4:49
related countries: United States United States

Andre Agassi delays his retirement by beating eighth seed Marcos Baghdatis at the US Open.
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French ruling party in key rally

Friday 1st of September 2006, 6:47
related countries: France France
related places: Marseille

France's governing centre-right party, the UMP, holds its end-of-summer gathering in Marseille this weekend.
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E Timor PM hits out at jailbreak

Friday 1st of September 2006, 7:51
related countries: East Timor East Timor

East Timor's leader says international peacekeepers are partly to blame for the escape of dozens of prisoners.
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Donors make Lebanon pledges

Friday 1st of September 2006, 9:18
related countries: Sweden Sweden, Lebanon Lebanon

International donors meeting in Sweden promise more than $940m in new money to help rebuild war-torn Lebanon.
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Nigeria police to get arms boost

Friday 1st of September 2006, 9:37
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's police are planning to buy 80,000 new firearms ahead of next year's elections, a spokesman says.
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Basketball: Greece oust USA

Friday 1st of September 2006, 9:48
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

Greece beat favourites USA 101-95 at the World Basketball Championship semi-finals in Japan.
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EU talks on Mid-East peace plan

Friday 1st of September 2006, 10:09
related countries: Finland Finland

Finland, current holder of the EU presidency, is to propose talks on a renewed peace plan in the Middle East.
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NZ armless driver case dropped

Friday 1st of September 2006, 10:23
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand police drop charges of dangerous driving against a man with no arms who was caught speeding.
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Lonely burial for Baloch leader

Friday 1st of September 2006, 10:43
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Baloch

Pakistani officials say tribal chief Akbar Bugti is buried without family present after his death in a military raid.
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Japan's Abe to run for PM

Friday 1st of September 2006, 11:17
related countries: Japan Japan

Shinzo Abe, the front-runner in the race to be Japan's next leader, formally announces his bid for the job.
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Hurricane nears Mexico peninsula

Friday 1st of September 2006, 11:45
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Thousands of people flee the path of a strengthened Hurricane John as it takes aim at north-west Mexico.
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Jailed China journalist to appeal

Friday 1st of September 2006, 12:00
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

The wife of a Hong Kong journalist jailed in mainland China for spying says her husband is to appeal.
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EU growth outstrips US and Japan

Friday 1st of September 2006, 12:22
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

Growth in the 25-nation EU was better than the US and Japan in the second quarter of the year, figures show.
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Belgian town bans school French

Friday 1st of September 2006, 12:27
related countries: Belgium Belgium, France France

The mayor of a Flemish town in Belgium defends a ban on speaking French in schools.
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Gaddafi warns revolution enemies

Friday 1st of September 2006, 13:08
related countries: Libya Libya

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi urges supporters to kill those trying to reverse the gains of his revolution.
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Syria 'to enforce arms embargo'

Friday 1st of September 2006, 14:19
related countries: Syria Syria, Lebanon Lebanon

UN chief Kofi Annan says he has won a pledge from Syria to increase security on the Lebanese border.
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Spain to build up Lebanon force

Friday 1st of September 2006, 15:07
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Spain Spain

Spain approves plans to deploy 1,100 troops in Lebanon as part of a UN peacekeeping force.
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'Missing' girl wanted to leave UK

Friday 1st of September 2006, 15:38
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Missing UK schoolgirl Molly Campbell claims she was not forced to leave her home to go to Pakistan.
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Paris regrets Iran nuclear stance

Friday 1st of September 2006, 15:43
related countries: France France, Iran Iran

The French PM voices disappointment at Iran's decision to disregard a UN deadline on its nuclear work.
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Palestinian aid pledges hit $500m

Friday 1st of September 2006, 15:57
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Donors promise $500m in aid for the Palestinian territories but the UN warns there must be a new peace process too.
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Warning of long Baghdad struggle

Friday 1st of September 2006, 16:18
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Ending violence in Baghdad will take at least a year, Iraq's deputy PM warns, despite the recent security crackdown.
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Ghanaian gay conference banned

Friday 1st of September 2006, 16:23
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Ghana's government bans a conference for gay men and lesbians, saying it would offend Ghana's culture.
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Uganda cash help for war victims

Friday 1st of September 2006, 17:53
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Uganda announces a $337m (£177m) plan to help almost 2m people displaced in its 20-year northern conflict.
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Mexico tense ahead of speech

Friday 1st of September 2006, 18:40
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico's outgoing president prepares to address parliament amid tight security after contested elections.
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Tennis: Murray destroys Di Mauro

Friday 1st of September 2006, 19:21
related countries: United States United States

Andy Murray thrashes Alessio Di Mauro in straight sets to reach the third round of the US Open.
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Dozens killed in Iran plane fire

Friday 1st of September 2006, 20:48
related countries: Iran Iran

A passenger plane catches fire on landing in north-eastern Iran killing 29 people on board.
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US missile defence test 'success'

Friday 1st of September 2006, 23:03
related countries: United States United States

The US says it has intercepted a dummy long-range missile in a test of its missile defence system.
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