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Venezuela MPs accuse US of 'plot'

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 1:13
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, United States United States

Two leading Venezuelan lawmakers accuse the US of a plot to damage the government of President Hugo Chavez.
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Italian finance bosses 'arrested'

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 1:32
related countries: Italy Italy

Three former executives at an Italian bank at the centre of a takeover scandal are reportedly arrested.
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Envoy demands apology from Haiti

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 1:43
related countries: Haiti Haiti, Dominican Republic Dominican Republic, Dominica Dominica

The Dominican Republic's envoy to Haiti demands an apology after clashes mar his president's visit there.
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UN Hariri probe 'needs more time'

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 3:37
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The head of the UN probe into the death of Lebanese ex-PM Rafik Hariri says he needs at least another year.
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China ex-minister tried for graft

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 5:20
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

The trial of a former Chinese government minister accused of taking huge bribes begins in Beijing.
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US presses for global trade deal

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 5:36
related countries: United States United States

A top US official says trade negotiators should agree on a global free trade deal or face a slide into protectionism.
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Final round of Aceh disarmament

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 6:05
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Jakarta

Rebels in Indonesia's Aceh begin the final round of disarmament as part of a peace deal with Jakarta.
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East Asia stages inaugural summit

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 7:20
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The first East Asia summit has been held in Kuala Lumpur, with trade and security high on the agenda.
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'Mild quake' hits northern India

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 7:38
related countries: India India

An earthquake has hit northern India, an official of the country's meteorological department says.
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Cuba 'bars women from prize trip'

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 7:42
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuban women activists say they are being stopped from going to Europe to collect a human rights prize.
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Cricket: Kumble spins to victory

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 7:43
related countries: India India, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Delhi

Anil Kumble takes 10 wickets as India beat Sri Lanka by 188 runs to lead the Test series 1-0.
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Rwanda MP sentenced for genocide

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 8:40
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

A UN court sentences a Rwandan former MP and army officer to 25 years imprisonment over the 1994 genocide.
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'Mild quake' hits northern India

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 9:00
related countries: India India

An earthquake has hit northern India, an official of the country's meteorological department says.
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Soldiers 'kill Kashmir militants'

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 9:14
related countries: India India

Troops kill six suspected militants in a gun battle in Indian-administered Kashmir, the authorities say.
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Ganguly is dropped by India again

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 9:55
related countries: India India, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Ex-captain Sourav Ganguly is left out by India for Saturday's final Test against Sri Lanka in Ahmedabad.
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Colombia ready for hostage talks

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 9:57
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia says - in a policy reversal - that it is ready to pull back troops to facilitate hostage talks with rebels.
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High security on eve of Iraq poll

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 10:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Tough security measures are in force throughout Iraq on the eve of Thursday's parliamentary elections.
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Japan construction scandal widens

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 10:01
related countries: Japan Japan

A Japanese architect who admits breaching safety rules says he was not the only person ignoring standards.
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Swimming: Aussie photo row

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 10:14
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian swimming faces a storm of protest after using mock executions at a training camp.
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Brazil to pay off IMF debts early

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 10:54
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil plans to pay off its entire $15.5bn debt to the International Monetary Fund two years ahead of schedule.
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Museveni rival to run in election

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 11:16
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Imprisoned Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye is declared a presidential candidate by the electoral commission.
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Ukraine confirms bird flu cases

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 11:32
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Tests on some of the poultry found dead in Ukraine show that they had the lethal H5N1 bird flu strain.
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Fuel shortage in Southern Africa

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 11:42
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The implementation of new fuel regulations in South Africa leads to shortages in neighbouring countries.
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Eleven sentenced for Gujarat riot

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 12:01
related countries: India India
related places: Gujarat

A court in India's Gujarat state sentences 11 people to life in prison for killing Muslims in religious riots in 2002.
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Bolivia's Morales meets military

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 12:12
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

The left-leaning front-runner for Sunday's election in Bolivia, Evo Morales, holds a meeting with senior military commanders.
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Israel backs settlement expansion

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 12:20
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Israel has approved the building of about 300 new homes for settlers in the West Bank, the government says.
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Football: Win for Sao Paulo

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 12:21
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Sao Paulo reach the World Club Championship final after a hard-fought encounter with Saudi side Al Ittihan.
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Rockets hit south-west Pakistan

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 12:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Rockets land near military camps in Pakistan's Baluchistan province during a visit by President Pervez Musharraf.
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Bangladesh 'militant leader' held

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 12:41
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladesh security forces arrest the suspected military head of a banned group blamed for suicide bombings.
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Women bike ban clash in Nigeria

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 13:03
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Kano

Nigerian motorbike taxi riders and religious marshals fight in Kano over a women bike ban.
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Iranian leader denies Holocaust

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 13:50
related countries: Iran Iran

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad describes the Nazi Holocaust of European Jewry as a "myth".
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Key allies back in Kenyan cabinet

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 13:51
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki's rules out early polls after coaxing key allies back into an expanded cabinet.
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US and EU differ at trade talks

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 14:31
related countries: United States United States, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Disagreement between the US and EU dominates the second day of global trade talks in Hong Kong.
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Standoff between UN and Eritrea

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 14:58
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea

A UN envoy trying to halt the expulsion of peacekeepers from Eritrea prolongs his visit despite the government's snub.
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'Tamil Tigers' attack helicopter

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 15:45
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Suspected Tamil Tiger militants attack a military helicopter, the Sri Lankan army says.
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UK offers new EU budget proposal

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 15:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK issues new plans to resolve the EU budget row, but the European Commission goes on the attack.
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Amnesty urges Russia to end abuse

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 16:00
related countries: Russia Russia

Rights watchdog Amnesty International calls for urgent action to combat domestic violence in Russia.
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Count begins after Tanzanian vote

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 16:42
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania

Turnout is reported to be high in Tanzania's delayed parliamentary and presidential elections.
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Air marshals test patrols on land

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 17:12
related countries: United States United States

US air marshals expand their work to bus and train stations and ferries in a three-day test to bolster home security.
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EU states reject UK budget plan

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 17:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Last ditch proposals by the UK to break the EU budget deadlock are rejected by key European leaders.
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Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 18:00
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States, West Bank West Bank
related places: Gaza

US and European officials are pressing Israel to allow bus convoys between Gaza and the West Bank to begin.
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Holocaust comments spark outrage

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 18:15
related countries: Iran Iran

Condemnation greets comments by the Iranian president that the Holocaust was "a myth".
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Italy approves pornography tax

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 18:57
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy launches a 25% tax on hardcore pornography in an effort to raise revenue and meet EU budget deficit rules.
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Germany denies 'CIA kidnap' role

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 19:23
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany denies any role in the alleged abduction of one of its citizens by CIA agents in 2003.
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Oil thieves sentenced in Nigeria

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 19:56
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Fifteen Eastern European sailors are sentenced to six months in prison in Nigeria after admitting to oil theft.
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Syria denounced at Beirut funeral

Wednesday 14th of December 2005, 21:33
related countries: Syria Syria, Lebanon Lebanon

Tens of thousands of people turn the funeral of murdered Lebanon press chief Gibran Tueni into an anti-Syria rally.
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