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2006
Canada said it planned to pay a total of C$1.1 billion ($965 million) to around 5,500 people who had contracted hepatitis C from transfusions.
2006
Greek protesters toppled a statue of President Truman and clashed with police during demonstrations against the fighting in Lebanon.
2006
Hewlett-Packard signed a $4.5 billion agreement to buy Mercury Interactive Corp., a maker of software for information technology networks.
2006
In Iraq police in Diyala province said five bodies were found on the streets in Muqdadiyah. Gunmen killed a police officer in front of his office in Mosul. 2 roadside bombs exploded in Baghdad, killing two civilians and wounding two bystanders and a policeman. 4 other civilians were shot dead around the capital. Two members of a Shiite family were killed and one was wounded when their removal van was sprayed with bullets. US and Iraqi soldiers captured six members of an alleged "death squad" in Baghdad, hoping to quell the rampant sectarian violence dividing the capital. Attacks elsewhere in Iraq left at least 34 people dead, including an American soldier.
2006
In NYC 14 athletes competed in the 10th annual Self-Transcendence 3,100 Mile Race in Jamaica, Queens. The 51-day event was sponsored by followers of meditation master Sri Chinmoy.
2006
Israeli troops sealed off the town of Bint Jbail, a Hezbollah stronghold in fierce fighting in south Lebanon. Warplanes struck Nabatiyeh and destroyed a house killing seven people, four from the same family. Guerrillas fired rockets at northern Israel, killing a girl. An Israeli airstrike killed 4 UN observers at a UNIFIL post in southern Lebanon. The observers were from Austria, Canada, China and Finland. Irish observers had warned that airstrikes were too close. UNIFIL was created in 1978 after Israel's first major invasion of southern Lebanon and has been there ever since.
2006
Italian carmaker Fiat Group and India's Tata Motors Ltd. announced they have signed an agreement for a joint-venture in India to make passenger vehicles, engines and transmissions for Indian and overseas markets.
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