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What happend on December 15th 2005

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Putin resists foreign bank moves

Thursday 15th of December 2005, 1:24
related countries: Russia Russia

President Putin says Russia will not allow foreign banks to open their own branches, citing security concerns.
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Israeli strike kills four in Gaza

Thursday 15th of December 2005, 1:48
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

At least four people have been killed in an Israeli air strike on militant targets in the Gaza Strip.
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UN pulls out Eritrea peacekeepers

Thursday 15th of December 2005, 3:52
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States, Eritrea Eritrea

The UN decides to pull US, Canadian and European peacekeepers from Eritrea after the country's ultimatum.
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Live: Pakistan v England

Thursday 15th of December 2005, 5:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Latest news from the third one-day international in Karachi.
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Philippines 'coup general' held

Thursday 15th of December 2005, 7:23
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Philippines police arrest a retired general after he proclaimed himself leader of a revolutionary government.
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Congress presses for torture ban

Thursday 15th of December 2005, 7:24
related countries: United States United States

The House of Representatives backs a motion passed by the US Senate, banning torture of foreign terror suspects.
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Kazakh-China oil pipeline opens

Thursday 15th of December 2005, 7:37
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, China China

Kazakhstan and China open a 1,000km-long oil pipeline to supply Kazakh oil to China's western region of Xinjiang.
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Golf: South African Open

Thursday 15th of December 2005, 8:05
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The latest leaderboard from Fancourt.
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Sydney police get riot powers

Thursday 15th of December 2005, 8:11
related countries: Australia Australia

Tough laws to prevent civil unrest are passed in New South Wales, Australia, following recent violence.
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'Progress' on bird flu vaccine

Thursday 15th of December 2005, 8:42
related countries: France France

French drug company Sanofi Pasteur says it has made progress in developing a prototype vaccine against a human version of bird flu.
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Canada-US war of words escalates

Thursday 15th of December 2005, 10:20
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

Canada's PM warns he will "not be dictated to" after a US diplomat called on lawmakers to watch what they said.
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Thursday 15th of December 2005, 10:47
related countries: Iraq Iraq, France France

French police make three new arrests after suspects held in earlier raids are linked to the Iraq insurgency leader.
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SA riots over shifting provinces

Thursday 15th of December 2005, 10:56
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Rioters throw stones at South African police who respond with rubber bullets in a row over provincial borders.
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Cambodia rocks to an old beat

Thursday 15th of December 2005, 11:24
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Guy De Launey reports on the rebirth of rock and roll in Cambodia.
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The nun who died for the Amazon

Thursday 15th of December 2005, 11:37
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United States United States
related places: Amazon

Tom Gibb reflects on a meeting with US-born nun and activist Dorothy Stang as two men are jailed for her murder in Brazil.
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US offers access to cotton market

Thursday 15th of December 2005, 12:53
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

The US says it will give West African states duty-free access to its cotton market, in a bid to inject momentum into world trade talks.
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Bush takes on Iraqi war critics

Thursday 15th of December 2005, 12:54
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US president admits the Iraq invasion was based on faulty intelligence, but says it was still the right decision.
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Pakistan general hurt in attack

Thursday 15th of December 2005, 13:00
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's Frontier Corps head and his deputy are hurt after shots are fired at their helicopter in Balochistan.
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Cricket: England in record defeat

Thursday 15th of December 2005, 13:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England equal their heaviest defeat ever, with a 165-run loss to Pakistan in the third one-day international.
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Saudi councils finally announced

Thursday 15th of December 2005, 13:32
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia announces the formation of municipal councils, 10 months after its first local elections.
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Latvia cements gay marriage ban

Thursday 15th of December 2005, 14:05
related countries: Latvia Latvia

MPs in Latvia pass a constitutional amendment to confirm that only marriages between men and women are legal.
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Iraqis vote in landmark election

Thursday 15th of December 2005, 14:07
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The people of Iraq vote to choose their government for the next four years, amid reports of sporadic violence.
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Hackers fuel Peru-Chile rivalry

Thursday 15th of December 2005, 14:16
related countries: Peru Peru, Chile Chile

The historic rivalry between Peru and Chile spills into cyberspace as hackers from both nations hit official sites.
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US soldier killed in Afghan clash

Thursday 15th of December 2005, 14:39
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Kandahar

A US soldier and a suspected Taleban fighter die in fighting in the northeast of Kandahar province, US military says.
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Turkey 'on trial' in writer case

Thursday 15th of December 2005, 14:43
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The trial of an acclaimed Turkish author casts a shadow over EU accession talks, an EU official says.
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Crowds cheer Museveni's poll bid

Thursday 15th of December 2005, 15:19
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Large crowds turn out to cheer Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni as he submits his election papers.
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Baseball: US bars Cuban team

Thursday 15th of December 2005, 15:27
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States
related places: March

The US government blocks a Cuban team from entering the inaugural World Baseball Classic in March.
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Hamas chief vows to support Iran

Thursday 15th of December 2005, 16:07
related countries: Israel Israel, Iran Iran

Hamas' political leader says the militant group will increase attacks on Israel if it attacks Iran.
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Court throws out tobacco ruling

Thursday 15th of December 2005, 16:30
related countries: United States United States

The Illinois Supreme Court reverses a $10.1bn damages ruling against tobacco giant Philip Morris.
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CCM takes Tanzania election lead

Thursday 15th of December 2005, 16:40
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania

Tanzania's governing party takes an initial lead as the first parliamentary poll results are announced.
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S Korea stem cell success 'faked'

Thursday 15th of December 2005, 16:47
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's cloning pioneer has admitted faking key parts of his stem cell research, a colleague says.
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People smuggling network smashed

Thursday 15th of December 2005, 17:14
related countries: Italy Italy

A people smuggling network across Europe is smashed after an operation led by French and Italian police.
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Ghana in presidential palace row

Thursday 15th of December 2005, 17:26
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Ghanaian opposition MPs storm out of a debate on whether to take out a $30m loan to build a presidential palace.
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Spain stamps on smoking at work

Thursday 15th of December 2005, 17:41
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish MPs give final approval to a partial ban on smoking at work, including larger bars and restaurants.
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'High turnout' in Iraqi election

Thursday 15th of December 2005, 17:48
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Iraqis vote in large numbers for their first full-term government since the US-led invasion in 2003.
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UN envoy heads for Bolivia polls

Thursday 15th of December 2005, 18:02
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

The United Nations is sending a senior diplomat to Bolivia, as a show of support for Sunday's election.
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EU leaders meet amid budget row

Thursday 15th of December 2005, 19:32
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

EU leaders open a key summit in Brussels aimed at thrashing out a deal on the bloc's next budget.
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Thursday 15th of December 2005, 19:35
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip, West Bank West Bank

Israel decides to postpone the start of Palestinian bus links between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
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Zimbabwe passport move 'illegal'

Thursday 15th of December 2005, 20:29
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's High Court rules that it was illegal for the government to seize the passports of its critics.
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Black facing racketeering charge

Thursday 15th of December 2005, 20:47
related countries: United States United States

US prosecutors indict media tycoon Conrad Black on four further charges, including racketeering.
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