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What happend on February 26th 2007

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Farrakhan makes final speech

Monday 26th of February 2007, 4:37
related countries: United States United States

Louis Farrakhan, leader of US Muslim group Nation of Islam, attacks US foreign policy in his final major public speech.
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HK public to send poll questions

Monday 26th of February 2007, 5:24
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

The Hong Kong public is invited to send questions for a controlled debate ahead of chief executive elections.
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South Pacific is 'fattest region'

Monday 26th of February 2007, 6:03
related countries: Nauru Nauru

An obesity survey shows the South Pacific is the world's most overweight region, with Nauru the fattest nation.
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Howard accepts Qantas bid

Monday 26th of February 2007, 7:03
related countries: Aruba Aruba

John Howard says he will not step in to block the planned $8.8bn takeover of Australian national airline Qantas.
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India court demand over suspect

Monday 26th of February 2007, 7:10
related countries: Italy Italy, India India

India's top court seeks clarification on the arrest of an Italian businessman named in a bribery case.
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The Departed sweeps Oscars

Monday 26th of February 2007, 7:20
related countries: United States United States

US mob drama The Departed wins four Oscars, with major acting awards for Dame Helen Mirren and Forest Whitaker.
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Hunt for Indonesia ferry missing

Monday 26th of February 2007, 7:52
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Dozens of people are still feared to be missing after a fire on board a ferry in Indonesia four days ago.
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Guatemala murder suspects killed

Monday 26th of February 2007, 8:09
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

Four Guatemalan policemen held over the murders of three Salvadorean politicians are shot dead in prison.
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Baghdad college bomber was female

Monday 26th of February 2007, 9:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

A suicide bomber who killed 42 people in an attack in Baghdad on Sunday was a woman, security officials say.
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Votes counted in Senegal election

Monday 26th of February 2007, 9:43
related countries: Senegal Senegal

Votes are being counted in Senegal with partial results so far giving President Abdoulaye Wade the lead.
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Guinea unions 'call off strike'

Monday 26th of February 2007, 10:04
related countries: Guinea Guinea

Trade unions in Guinea say they will end a general strike after President Conte agreed to replace his prime minister.
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US warship tackles Somali pirates

Monday 26th of February 2007, 10:41
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A US warship is heading towards the Somali coast, say UN staff, after pirates hijacked a food aid ship.
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UK to outline Afghan deployment

Monday 26th of February 2007, 10:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The defence secretary is due to confirm the deployment of an extra 1,000 UK troops to Afghanistan.
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Cycling: Ex-champion Ullrich quits

Monday 26th of February 2007, 10:49
related countries: France France

Former Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich announces his retirement from cycling.
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US hint on North Korea sanctions

Monday 26th of February 2007, 11:24
related countries: United States United States, North Korea North Korea, Macau Macau

The US is ready to end a row with North Korea over a Macau bank which threatened nuclear talks, officials say.
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Ecuador escalates banana battle

Monday 26th of February 2007, 11:29
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

Ecuador steps up its fight against EU import duties on bananas by asking the World Trade Organization to rule on the issue.
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US body 'to plan attacks on Iran'

Monday 26th of February 2007, 11:59
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US Pentagon has set up a special group to plan possible attacks on Iran, journalist Seymour Hersh reports.
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Senegal president 'in clear lead'

Monday 26th of February 2007, 12:22
related countries: Senegal Senegal

Senegalese voters await the first official results, as President Wade's supporters claim a strong lead.
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Monday 26th of February 2007, 12:27
related countries: United States United States

Civil rights activist Al Sharpton reveals he descended from a slave owned by relatives of late US Senator Strom Thurmond.
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Killing Fields memorials 'to stay'

Monday 26th of February 2007, 12:37
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Cambodia's PM says Khmer Rouge victims' remains should remain on display rather than be cremated.
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Cheney in surprise Pakistan talks

Monday 26th of February 2007, 13:46
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

US Vice-President Dick Cheney urges Pakistan to do more to curb the Taleban on a surprise visit to Islamabad.
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Fears over Cyprus baby cash plan

Monday 26th of February 2007, 14:21
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

A plan to pay Cypriot women a bonus to have large families could to an "epidemic" of abortions, an MP warns.
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One shot dead in West Bank raid

Monday 26th of February 2007, 15:17
related countries: Israel Israel

A Palestinian man is shot dead and another wounded in an Israeli raid in the West Bank city of Nablus.
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Two die in Dhaka building blaze

Monday 26th of February 2007, 15:50
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

At least two people are killed in a fire in a multi-storey building in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka.
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Cleric loses deportation appeal

Monday 26th of February 2007, 15:56
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Radical Islamic cleric Abu Qatada loses his appeal against deportation to Jordan, in a landmark case.
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Brazilian hotel in fatal collapse

Monday 26th of February 2007, 16:10
related countries: Botswana Botswana

At least two people are crushed to death and others injured as part of a hotel collapses in Rio de Janeiro.
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'French killed' in Saudi shooting

Monday 26th of February 2007, 16:28
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, France France

At least three French nationals are shot dead in Saudi Arabia, according to diplomatic and media reports.
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Bolivia city faces 'flood threat'

Monday 26th of February 2007, 16:30
related countries: Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago, Bolivia Bolivia

Around 90,000 face being evacuated from the Bolivian city of Trinidad amid rising floodwaters.
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Blast injures top Iraqi officials

Monday 26th of February 2007, 16:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

A bomb explodes inside an Iraqi ministry injuring the visiting vice-president and killing five other people.
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Egypt stops pro-militant Iraq TV

Monday 26th of February 2007, 16:52
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Egypt stops transmission of a private Iraqi TV station which glorifies the Sunni insurgency in Iraq.
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Court clears Serbia of genocide

Monday 26th of February 2007, 17:06
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

The UN's top court clears Serbia of genocide in the 1990s Bosnia war but says it failed to prevent the Srebrenica massacre.
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German trial over Anne Frank book

Monday 26th of February 2007, 17:53
related countries: Germany Germany

Seven suspected neo-Nazis go on trial in eastern Germany over the burning of a copy of Anne Frank's diary.
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Indonesia shuts East Timor border

Monday 26th of February 2007, 18:01
related countries: East Timor East Timor, Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia shuts its border with East Timor after rebels capture weapons in a raid on an East Timorese police post.
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Deadly Guatemala jail riot ends

Monday 26th of February 2007, 19:10
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

A riot at a Guatemala jail ends after four police held there over the murder of three politicians are shot dead.
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UN powers end Iran nuclear talks

Monday 26th of February 2007, 20:22
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Key powers end 'productive' talks on Iran's nuclear ambitions, saying work has begun on a new UN resolution.
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Iraq cabinet agrees new oil law

Monday 26th of February 2007, 22:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Iraqi cabinet approves a draft law allowing Iraq's oil revenues to be split between ethnic groups.
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DNA tracks origin of seized ivory

Monday 26th of February 2007, 22:29
related countries: Zambia Zambia

A DNA trail has helped investigators trace the largest recent shipment of illegal ivory to elephants in Zambia.
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Space blast's huge debris field

Monday 26th of February 2007, 22:35
related countries: Russia Russia, China China

The explosion of a Russian rocket stage in space may have created as much debris as the destruction of a satellite by China last month.
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