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Haiti clashes mar Dominican talks

Tuesday 13th of December 2005, 4:29
related countries: Haiti Haiti, Dominican Republic Dominican Republic, Dominica Dominica

Several people are hurt in Haiti during a protest rally against a visit by the president of the Dominican Republic.
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US ex-gang boss denied clemency

Tuesday 13th of December 2005, 5:12
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), United States United States
related places: California

Former gang leader Stanley "Tookie" Williams exhausts his legal appeals and is due to be executed shortly.
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Ninth bird flu death in Indonesia

Tuesday 13th of December 2005, 5:15
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

An 35-year-old Indonesian man who died last month is confirmed as the country's ninth bird flu victim.
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China scholars condemn shootings

Tuesday 13th of December 2005, 7:21
related countries: China China

A group of Chinese scholars posts an open letter condemning the shooting of protesters in Guangdong.
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Tuesday 13th of December 2005, 7:55
related countries: India India

Ramanand Nagar, producer of one of India's most popular TV series, dies in Mumbai (Bombay) aged 87.
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Body 'not issue' in Falconio case

Tuesday 13th of December 2005, 8:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Australia Australia

The absence of a UK backpacker's body does not prevent a guilty verdict, the jury at his murder trial is told.
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East Asian leaders focus on trade

Tuesday 13th of December 2005, 10:07
related countries: China China

East Asian leaders hold a series of meetings aimed at boosting trade, as a China-Japan row rumbles on.
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Zimbabwe to free South Africa spy

Tuesday 13th of December 2005, 10:09
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

South Africa's intelligence minister travels to Zimbabwe to bring home a spy who was detained a year ago.
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US ex-gang boss Williams executed

Tuesday 13th of December 2005, 10:51
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), United States United States

Former gang leader Stanley "Tookie" Williams is executed after the failure of a high-profile campaign for his life.
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Terror suspect becomes UK citizen

Tuesday 13th of December 2005, 10:58
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Hicks, the so-called Australian Taleban, wins a High Court battle to become a British citizen.
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Afghanistan hit by strong quake

Tuesday 13th of December 2005, 11:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

A powerful earthquake hits north-eastern Afghanistan - so far there are no reports of casualties.
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Beirut mourns dead press magnate

Tuesday 13th of December 2005, 11:13
related countries: Syria Syria, Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanon's capital marks an unofficial day of mourning for murdered anti-Syrian paper owner Gibran Tueni.
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Schroeder attacks new job critics

Tuesday 13th of December 2005, 11:57
related countries: Russia Russia, Germany Germany

Ex-German leader Gerhard Schroeder rejects criticism of his new job heading a German-Russian gas company.
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Colombia rebels in Cuba for talks

Tuesday 13th of December 2005, 12:03
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Cuba Cuba

Colombia's second-largest rebel group is in Cuba for talks with the government on a possible peace process.
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Palestinian shot dead in W Bank

Tuesday 13th of December 2005, 12:05
related countries: West Bank West Bank

A Palestinian man is killed and many others wounded in a number of incidents in the West Bank city of Nablus.
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Sri Lanka falter in record chase

Tuesday 13th of December 2005, 12:36
related countries: India India, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Delhi

Sri Lanka end day four of the second Test against India on 123-5 in search of a record 436 for victory.
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Terror suspect becomes UK citizen

Tuesday 13th of December 2005, 12:46
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Hicks, the so-called 'Australian Taleban' held in Guantanamo Bay, wins a court battle to become a British citizen.
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Top US diplomat hid spy meetings

Tuesday 13th of December 2005, 12:48
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, United States United States

A former top US diplomat pleads guilty to concealing a relationship with a Taiwanese intelligence officer.
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India MP suspended over 'bribes'

Tuesday 13th of December 2005, 13:15
related countries: India India

India's upper house suspends an opposition BJP member for alleged bribe-taking after a media sting operation.
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Portugal plans fast rail to Spain

Tuesday 13th of December 2005, 14:11
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

Portugal lays out plans for a high-speed rail link connecting its two biggest cities with Spain's capital, Madrid.
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Tanzania poll candidate collapses

Tuesday 13th of December 2005, 15:19
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania

Tanzanian presidential contender Jakaya Kikwete collapses during a speech ahead of Wednesday's elections.
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Murdoch guilty of Falconio murder

Tuesday 13th of December 2005, 15:42
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australian Bradley Murdoch is jailed for life for murdering UK backpacker Peter Falconio on a deserted outback road.
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Big shake-up for Nigeria airlines

Tuesday 13th of December 2005, 15:44
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's president orders major reforms of the aviation sector after the plane crash that killed over 100 people.
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Eritrea 'snubs' UN's peace envoy

Tuesday 13th of December 2005, 16:16
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea

Eritrean officials fail to meet a top UN envoy trying to overturn the expulsion of 180 peacekeeping staff.
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Iran minister faces impeachment

Tuesday 13th of December 2005, 16:29
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's parliamentary speaker accepts a motion to impeach the defence minister over the plane crash last week.
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Iraq Sunni politician shot dead

Tuesday 13th of December 2005, 16:49
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A leading Sunni Arab politician is killed in Iraq, as expatriate voting begins in the general election.
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Trade battle starts in Hong Kong

Tuesday 13th of December 2005, 17:16
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Six days of world trade talks begin in Hong Kong amid protests, with key players at loggerheads over farming.
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Gunmen threaten Palestinian vote

Tuesday 13th of December 2005, 17:59
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Officials planning parliamentary polls in Gaza and the West Bank close their offices after gunmen stage raids.
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Ex-Croat Serb rebel head on trial

Tuesday 13th of December 2005, 18:03
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Milan Martic, former head of Croatian Serb rebels, goes on trial in The Hague on war crimes charges.
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Sudan bars Darfur atrocity probe

Tuesday 13th of December 2005, 18:17
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Sudan says it will not allow international investigators into Darfur to collect evidence on alleged war crimes.
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Ex-US President Ford in hospital

Tuesday 13th of December 2005, 18:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

Former US President Gerald Ford is in hospital in California for tests, his spokesman says.
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'No offer' on Britain's EU rebate

Tuesday 13th of December 2005, 21:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK will not give up any more of its EU rebate without agricultural policy reform, the BBC has learned.
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Fed pushes US rates up to 4.25%

Tuesday 13th of December 2005, 21:55
related countries: United States United States

The US Federal Reserve raises interest rates for the 13th time in a row, sparking a debate on future increases.
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Greece to probe abduction claims

Tuesday 13th of December 2005, 21:57
related countries: Greece Greece, Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Athens

Greek police are to investigate allegations that seven Pakistani men in Athens were illegally held by British agents.
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Venezuela jails opposition leader

Tuesday 13th of December 2005, 21:58
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela's opposition leader Carlos Ortega is jailed for 15 years on charges of inciting civil unrest during a strike.
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