Portal:Current events/2006 October 5
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Current events of
October 5, 2006
Dow Jones Industrial Average
closes at a record high for the third day in a row.
(ABC News Australia Online)
authorities uncover 51 skeletons from a
at the village of Menden-Barge in the
region of the country, thought to be remains of victims of
World War II
Mark Foley scandal
House Ethics Committee
issued four dozen subpoenas to members of Congress and aides to discover who was aware of explicit exchanges between former representative
and underage Congressional pages.
Reports indicate that
Abu Ayyub al-Masri
, also known as
Abu Hamza al-Muhajir
, the leader of
Al-Qaeda in Iraq
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi
after his death, may have been killed in
. A body initially tentatively identified as his is undergoing DNA analysis but most government sources are skeptical.
European Central Bank
from 3% to 3.25% representing the fifth rise in eleven months. The
Bank of England
decides to leave interest rates in the
minister and president of the
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
(OPEC) flags that the organization will hold an emergency meeting to cut output. The
reports that OPEC has informally agreed to cut output 4% to defend the oil price.
seen as a crucial test for the country’s current government amid the ongoing
(International Herald Tribune)
reports that 260 Turkish soldiers will join the peacekeeping force in
(The Boston Globe)
expands its security mission to the whole of
, taking command of more than 13,000 U.S. troops in the east of the country.
authorities take steps to hold peace talks with two
Patani United Liberation Organisation
, who are fighting the Government in the
-majority southern provinces of
Court of Appeal of England and Wales
determines that a merchant ship,
, is eligible for consideration for protection as a
Protection of Military Remains Act 1986
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