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What happend on December 18th 2005

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Bush admits he authorised spying

Sunday 18th of December 2005, 0:19
related countries: United States United States

President George W Bush confirms he authorised spying within the US in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.
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Boxing: Valuev makes history

Sunday 18th of December 2005, 0:39
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Nikolay Valuev becomes the tallest and heaviest champion in history with a points win over John Ruiz in Berlin.
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Swiss hospital to allow suicide

Sunday 18th of December 2005, 1:46
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Lausanne

A hospital in Lausanne becomes the first to allow assisted suicide for terminally-ill patients.
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Two die in Gaza border incidents

Sunday 18th of December 2005, 7:52
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli troops kill a suspected militant in the north of the Gaza Strip, while a militant dies in a blast in the south.
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Madras relief stampede kills 42

Sunday 18th of December 2005, 8:18
related countries: India India

At least 42 people die in a rush for flood relief aid in the south Indian city of Madras (Chennai), police say.
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Police die in 'Taleban' attacks

Sunday 18th of December 2005, 8:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Suspected Taleban militants kill three policeman in an ambush in southern Afghanistan, police say.
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UK concerned at Ethiopia violence

Sunday 18th of December 2005, 9:46
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A visiting UK minister expresses concern about recent political violence after disputed elections in Ethiopia.
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Clockwatch: Sao Paulo 1-0 Liverpool

Sunday 18th of December 2005, 9:53
related countries: Japan Japan

All the action from the Club World Championship final in Japan.
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Cricket: Australia well in control

Sunday 18th of December 2005, 10:12
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Australia Australia
related places: Perth

Australia end day three of the first Test against South Africa in Perth on 310-4 - a second-innings lead of 272.
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Bhutan king announces abdication

Sunday 18th of December 2005, 10:41
related countries: Bhutan Bhutan

Bhutan's King Wangchuk says he will step down when the tiny Himalayan state holds elections in 2008.
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Hong Kong protesters to be tried

Sunday 18th of December 2005, 11:58
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong's leader vows to punish protesters who attacked policemen outside world trade talks on Saturday.
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Arms seized in Sydney beach raid

Sunday 18th of December 2005, 12:04
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian police seize petrol bombs, swords and iron bars in a major effort to prevent further racial violence.
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India recovery halts Sri Lankans

Sunday 18th of December 2005, 12:38
related countries: India India, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka shade the first day of the final Test against India, who finish on 247-6.
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US journalist Jack Anderson dies

Sunday 18th of December 2005, 13:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Nixon

US journalist Jack Anderson, who won a Pulitzer prize for reporting on the Nixon presidency, dies aged 83.
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Cheney makes surprise Iraq trip

Sunday 18th of December 2005, 15:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US Vice-President Dick Cheney - on his first post-war trip to Iraq - is praised by the Iraqi president as a hero.
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BAA seals Budapest airport deal

Sunday 18th of December 2005, 16:45
related countries: Hungary Hungary
related places: Budapest

Airports operator BAA secures a £1.2bn deal to buy Hungary's main airport, one of Europe's fastest growing.
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Chad accuses Sudan after clashes

Sunday 18th of December 2005, 17:14
related countries: Sudan Sudan, Chad Chad

One hundred people in eastern Chad are reported killed in a rebel raid which the government blames on Sudan.
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DR Congo vote may get extension

Sunday 18th of December 2005, 17:51
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Polling in DR Congo's referendum may have to stretch into Monday because of problems in the east.
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'Modest' deal struck in Hong Kong

Sunday 18th of December 2005, 18:13
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A deal is reached to end farm export subsidies by 2013 but the goal of a global free trade treaty remains some way off.
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German hostage released in Iraq

Sunday 18th of December 2005, 18:40
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Germany Germany

German hostage Susanne Osthoff is freed in Baghdad, three weeks after being captured.
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China prints names of riot dead

Sunday 18th of December 2005, 21:31
related countries: China China

The names of three people killed when Chinese police opened fire during a village riot are published by state media.
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Israel's Sharon suffers a stroke

Sunday 18th of December 2005, 21:51
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's Ariel Sharon is taken to hospital after suffering a minor stroke, but his life is not reported to be in danger.
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Captive migrants freed in Greece

Sunday 18th of December 2005, 22:03
related countries: Greece Greece

Greek police releases 96 illegal immigrants held without food and water by people-traffickers.
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