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What happend on December 11th 2005

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Amazon nun's killers are jailed

Sunday 11th of December 2005, 2:51
related countries: United States United States

Two Brazilians are convicted and jailed for murdering US-born nun and peasants' rights activist Dorothy Stang.
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Nigeria jet crash leaves 103 dead

Sunday 11th of December 2005, 6:47
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Some 75 children are feared to be among 103 people thought to have died on a plane that crashed in Nigeria.
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Afghan upper house MPs appointed

Sunday 11th of December 2005, 9:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

President Hamid Karzai appoints 34 members to the Afghan parliament, as elected MPs prepare for its opening.
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Mugabe party endorses crackdown

Sunday 11th of December 2005, 10:16
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF Party endorses a crackdown on critics at its annual conference.
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New India-Pakistan bus on trial

Sunday 11th of December 2005, 10:24
related countries: India India

A third route of a bus service seen as a symbol of the India-Pakistan peace process holds a trial run.
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Iranian MPs approve oil minister

Sunday 11th of December 2005, 12:12
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's parliament finally approves a new oil minister, ending a three-month political deadlock.
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First WTO protests in Hong Kong

Sunday 11th of December 2005, 12:28
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Several thousand people hold the first of a series of protests against the WTO summit in Hong Kong.
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Silence follows hostage deadline

Sunday 11th of December 2005, 12:42
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The deadline set by kidnappers holding Briton Norman Kember passes with no news of his fate.
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Sri Lanka 'concern' at peace role

Sunday 11th of December 2005, 12:43
related countries: Norway Norway, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka expresses concern over conditions set by Norway for a return to peace mediation.
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China official held over shooting

Sunday 11th of December 2005, 13:38
related countries: China China

A commander who ordered police to open fire on a village demonstration in China is arrested, media reports say.
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India envoy arrives on Nepal trip

Sunday 11th of December 2005, 13:43
related countries: Nepal Nepal, India India

India's foreign secretary arrives in Nepal for meetings with government officials and opposition politicians.
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Families seek Nigeria crash dead

Sunday 11th of December 2005, 15:30
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Relatives of the victims of a plane crash in Nigeria crowd mortuaries to try to identify loved ones.
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Massive rally for Croatia suspect

Sunday 11th of December 2005, 15:40
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Thousands of Croatians rally to support Gen Ante Gotovina a day before he is due before the UN war crimes tribunal.
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Iran MPs seek minister's sacking

Sunday 11th of December 2005, 16:03
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Iranian MPs launch an attempt to sack the defence minister over the crash of a military plane in Tehran.
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Powerful earthquake strikes PNG

Sunday 11th of December 2005, 16:15
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

A powerful earthquake of 6.8 magnitude has hit Papua New Guinea, geologists are reporting.
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Mofaz leaves Likud to join Sharon

Sunday 11th of December 2005, 16:21
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz leaves Likud to join Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's new Kadima party.
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Malaysia 'hopeful' on Burma move

Sunday 11th of December 2005, 16:24
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Burma Burma

Malaysia's PM says he hopes Burma's neighbours will be able to meet opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Tokyo market admits system fault

Sunday 11th of December 2005, 17:13
related countries: Japan Japan

The Tokyo Stock Exchange admits that its own system fault obstructed an attempt to cancel a giant misplaced sale.
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Iraqi PM hopes Sunnis will vote

Sunday 11th of December 2005, 18:29
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's Prime Minister Ibrahim Jaafari tells the BBC he is optimistic many Sunnis will take part in Thursday's poll.
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Pakistan wedding inferno kills 40

Sunday 11th of December 2005, 19:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 40 people are killed after firecrackers set a bus full of wedding guests ablaze in Pakistan.
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Warne lands BBC accolade

Sunday 11th of December 2005, 21:47
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian leg-spin great Shane Warne is named BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year 2005.
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Racial violence erupts in Sydney

Sunday 11th of December 2005, 21:51
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

The authorities in Australia condemn an outbreak of racial violence on a Sydney beach as 'not the Australian way'.
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Flintoff wins BBC Sport award

Sunday 11th of December 2005, 22:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England's Ashes cricket hero Andrew Flintoff wins the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.
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Uzbeks allow Germany to keep base

Sunday 11th of December 2005, 23:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Germany Germany, Uzbekistan Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan agrees to allow German troops to continue to use the Termez military base near the Afghan border.
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New Hariri report 'blames Syria'

Sunday 11th of December 2005, 23:03
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan receives the latest report into the killing of Lebanese ex-PM Rafik Hariri.
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