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What happend on September 26th 2006

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EU to approve Balkan candidates

Tuesday 26th of September 2006, 1:08
related countries: Romania Romania, Bulgaria Bulgaria
related places: Balkan

Bulgaria and Romania are set to get the green light to join the EU on Tuesday, but under tough conditions.
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US private space rocket crashes

Tuesday 26th of September 2006, 2:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: New Mexico

A private space rocket launched from New Mexico malfunctions before it reaches space.
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Musharraf book launched in US

Tuesday 26th of September 2006, 2:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

President Pervez Musharraf launches his memoirs in the US a day after rumours of a coup gripped Pakistan.
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Japan PM Koizumi steps down

Tuesday 26th of September 2006, 3:15
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi resigns after five years in office, ahead of a vote in parliament.
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Thai military leader defends coup

Tuesday 26th of September 2006, 6:43
related countries: Thailand Thailand

One of Thailand's new military rulers pleads for international understanding of the reasons behind the coup.
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Guatemala seizes control of jail

Tuesday 26th of September 2006, 10:56
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

Guatemalan security forces storm a jail that has been under prisoner control for 10 years, killing seven inmates.
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Russia soldier jailed for abuse

Tuesday 26th of September 2006, 11:21
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian soldier is jailed for four years for abusing a soldier so badly he needed his legs and genitals amputated.
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Abe elected as new Japan premier

Tuesday 26th of September 2006, 13:19
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's parliament elects Shinzo Abe as the country's new prime minister, replacing Junichiro Koizumi.
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EU backs Hungary's budget plans

Tuesday 26th of September 2006, 14:13
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Hungary's austerity measures to gets its economy back on track are backed by the European Commission.
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Church removes Zambia archbishop

Tuesday 26th of September 2006, 14:35
related countries: Zambia Zambia

The Pope excommunicates a Zambian archbishop for trying to install four married men as bishops.
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Somali Islamists in war warning

Tuesday 26th of September 2006, 14:41
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Somalia Somalia

The Islamist group that has seized much of Somalia says Ethiopia has declared war by sending its troops.
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Saddam thrown out for third time

Tuesday 26th of September 2006, 15:11
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Saddam Hussein is ejected from his trial in Baghdad for the third time in a week amid chaotic scenes in court.
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Tuesday 26th of September 2006, 15:44
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

A $700,000 unpaid bill is paid enabling Zimbabwe's main internet satellite connection to be restored.
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'Million bomblets' in S Lebanon

Tuesday 26th of September 2006, 16:09
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

Up to a million Israeli cluster bomblets remain unexploded in southern Lebanon, the United Nations says.
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Afghanistan suicide bomb kills 18

Tuesday 26th of September 2006, 16:39
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

A blast kills 18 people near a governor's office in south Afghanistan, while a Nato patrol is attacked near Kabul.
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Rice hits back at Clinton claims

Tuesday 26th of September 2006, 17:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Clinton

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice denies President Clinton's claim that he did more to stop al-Qaeda.
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'Mermaid' girl takes first steps

Tuesday 26th of September 2006, 17:46
related countries: Peru Peru

A girl born in Peru with "Mermaid syndrome" takes her first steps after surgery to separate her fused legs.
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Tunisia in headscarf row

Tuesday 26th of September 2006, 18:23
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Rights groups in Tunisia say women who wear an Islamic headscarf are being persecuted by officials.
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Fears grow over Tamil abductions

Tuesday 26th of September 2006, 19:45
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

Minority Tamils in Sri Lankan capital Colombo appeal to government for protection after a spate of abductions.
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Golf: US legend Nelson dies

Tuesday 26th of September 2006, 20:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Nelson, Texas

Byron Nelson, one of American golf's greatest players, has died at the age of 94 in his native Texas.
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Football: Man Utd shock Benfica

Tuesday 26th of September 2006, 20:44
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: Lisbon, Benfica

Louis Saha's second-half goal gives Man Utd a crucial Champions League win against Benfica in Lisbon.
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Romania, Bulgaria hail EU deal

Tuesday 26th of September 2006, 21:18
related countries: Romania Romania, Bulgaria Bulgaria

Romania and Bulgaria welcome the announcement that they will be admitted to the EU in January 2007.
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'Hitler' art auctioned in England

Tuesday 26th of September 2006, 22:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Artwork attributed to Adolf Hitler is auctioned in England for higher prices than expected.
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Karzai meets Bush amid tensions

Tuesday 26th of September 2006, 22:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

President Bush meets Afghan President Karzai, dismissing reported tensions between him and Pakistan's leader.
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