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What happend on February 9th 2007

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UN appeals against Iraq execution

Friday 9th of February 2007, 2:29
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The UN human rights chief urges an Iraqi court not to condemn one of Saddam Hussein's deputies to death.
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Casey backed as US army head

Friday 9th of February 2007, 5:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rice

US senators approve the nomination of General George Casey as the country's next army chief of staff.
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Bid to create market for vaccines

Friday 9th of February 2007, 5:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK and other nations are to set up a fund to speed the development of new vaccines for poorer countries.
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Cuba deports top drugs suspect

Friday 9th of February 2007, 6:23
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Cuba Cuba
related places: Valle, Norte

The Cuban authorities deport suspected drugs baron Luis Hernando Gomez Bustamante back to Colombia.
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China tightens net on fake drugs

Friday 9th of February 2007, 6:59
related countries: China China

China is to review tens of thousands of drug licences as part of an investigation into a corruption scandal.
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Blast rocks India railway station

Friday 9th of February 2007, 7:50
related countries: India India

A bomb explodes at a railway station in Assam hours before India's national games open there.
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Venezuelan state buys power firm

Friday 9th of February 2007, 8:01
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The Venezuelan state buys the country's leading private power firm as its public ownership drive continues.
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Calm returns to plains of Nepal

Friday 9th of February 2007, 8:48
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Life is returning to normal in the plains of central and eastern Nepal after three weeks of violence.
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US cash for Agent Orange study

Friday 9th of February 2007, 9:25
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam, United States United States

The US agrees for the first time to help towards cleaning up a site where Agent Orange was kept in the Vietnam war.
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Muted response to Mecca deal

Friday 9th of February 2007, 9:40
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: Mecca

Israel and the US react with caution to an agreement by Fatah and Hamas to form a national unity government.
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Burundi's president sacks deputy

Friday 9th of February 2007, 9:58
related countries: Burundi Burundi

Burundi's vice-president is sacked for insubordination, amid serious divisions in the ruling party.
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SA police boost to tackle crime

Friday 9th of February 2007, 10:26
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's President Mbeki promises to increase the size of the police force to tackle the high crime rate.
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Italy may recognise unwed couples

Friday 9th of February 2007, 10:30
related countries: Italy Italy

The Italian government approves a bill to grant legal rights to unmarried couples, despite Vatican hostility.
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Live - Australia v England

Friday 9th of February 2007, 10:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Melbourne

Paul Collingwood hits a century as England beat Australia by four wickets in the first CB Series final in Melbourne.
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Nigeria's 'graft list' rejected

Friday 9th of February 2007, 11:02
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's main opposition parties say they will still field their election candidates accused of corruption.
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US navy returns to Cambodia

Friday 9th of February 2007, 11:04
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, Vietnam Vietnam, United States United States

A US navy warship arrives in a Cambodian port, the first to dock there since the Vietnam war.
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China 'executes' Uighur activist

Friday 9th of February 2007, 11:06
related countries: China China

China has executed an ethnic Uighur activist for "attempting to split the motherland", Radio Free Asia reports.
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EU warns Macedonia over entry

Friday 9th of February 2007, 11:14
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

An EU commissioner issues a strongly-worded warning to Macedonia over its ambitions to join the EU.
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Cricket: England win thriller

Friday 9th of February 2007, 11:27
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Paul Collingwood's century - and some brilliant fielding - secure England a thrilling four-wicket win over Australia.
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Six policemen killed in Manipur

Friday 9th of February 2007, 12:10
related countries: India India

Separatist rebels in the Indian state of Manipur say they were behind an attack that left six policemen dead.
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Whaling truce in high seas rescue

Friday 9th of February 2007, 12:32
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese whalers and activists suspend hostilities in the hunt for two missing activists in the Antarctic.
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Prosecutors want Moggi indictment

Friday 9th of February 2007, 13:05
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian prosecutors seek to indict ex-Juventus boss Luciano Moggi and seven others in a football scandal.
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Sri Lankan leader in peace offer

Friday 9th of February 2007, 13:20
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapakse tells the BBC the door is still open for peace talks with the Tamil Tigers.
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De Beers to create black-run firm

Friday 9th of February 2007, 14:03
related countries: South Africa South Africa

De Beers and the South African government unveil plans to create a new, black-run diamond mining firm.
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Indian soldiers face murder probe

Friday 9th of February 2007, 15:51
related countries: India India

Indian troops in Kashmir face a murder investigation and protests after a civilian man is shot dead.
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Bhutto party activists shot dead

Friday 9th of February 2007, 16:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Gunmen in Pakistan shoot dead six members of the main opposition Pakistan People's Party, police say.
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HK cardinal hits out at Beijing

Friday 9th of February 2007, 16:43
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Beijing

Chinese refusal to recognise the authority of the Vatican is an "act of war", Hong Kong's cardinal tells the BBC.
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Bolivian troops seize key smelter

Friday 9th of February 2007, 17:21
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Bolivia seizes control of the country's largest tin smelter complex, as the government nationalises the facility.
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Jerusalem 'tense' after clashes

Friday 9th of February 2007, 17:26
related countries: Israel Israel

A tense calm is reported in Jerusalem after protests over excavation work near a holy site erupt in violence.
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N Korea talks enter crucial phase

Friday 9th of February 2007, 18:20
related countries: North Korea North Korea, China China

Six-nation talks on North Korea's nuclear programme continue, with delegates discussing a draft agreement.
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Sofia paralysed by taxi protest

Friday 9th of February 2007, 18:29
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria
related places: Sofia

Hundreds of taxi drivers block roads in Bulgaria's capital, Sofia, in protest at the killing of a colleague.
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Model's corpse to be preserved

Friday 9th of February 2007, 19:28
related countries: United States United States

A judge orders the body of former Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith to be preserved amid a paternity row.
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US air strike kills Iraqi troops

Friday 9th of February 2007, 19:36
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Mosul

Eight Iraqi soldiers die in a US helicopter strike in the northern Iraq city of Mosul, local officials say.
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Cricket: Pakistan-SA abandoned

Friday 9th of February 2007, 20:19
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Pakistan Pakistan

The third one-day international between South Africa and Pakistan is abandoned because of rain.
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Pentagon 'twisted Iraq findings'

Friday 9th of February 2007, 20:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A Pentagon watchdog's report criticises a former key official's intelligence work in the run-up to the Iraq war.
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Australia in trouble in Davis Cup

Friday 9th of February 2007, 22:40
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic, Belgium Belgium, United States United States

Australia trail Belgium while the United States are tied with the Czech Republic in the first round of the Davis Cup.
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Rwanda 'crash probe halted'

Friday 9th of February 2007, 23:06
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

An ex-UN investigator says his probe into the 1994 downing of the Rwandan president's plane was halted against his wishes.
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African amputees' cup kicks off

Friday 9th of February 2007, 23:11
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Africa's first amputee football cup kicks off in Sierra Leone with the host team playing Ghana.
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US Iraq forces under new command

Friday 9th of February 2007, 23:15
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The new head of US forces in Iraq, Lt Gen David Petraeus, is set to take charge ahead of a big security push.
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