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What happend on December 2nd 2005

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Football: Gas halts Italy match

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 0:12
related countries: Italy Italy

The Italian Cup match between Juventus and Fiorentina is temporarily suspended after police fire tear gas.
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Belgian 'suicide bomber' is named

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 0:48
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Belgium Belgium

A newspaper names the Belgian woman believed to have carried out a suicide bomb attack in Iraq last month.
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Gabon police clash with marchers

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 0:56
related countries: Gabon Gabon

Opposition activists in Gabon clash with police after President Bongo is re-elected in a contentious poll.
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Prominent Cuba dissident released

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 2:07
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba frees a prominent dissident who was among a group of 75 government opponents arrested in 2003.
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HK democrats set for China talks

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 4:28
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, China China
related places: Beijing

Pro-democracy lawmakers from Hong Kong are to hold rare face-to-face talks with senior Beijing officials.
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Australian hanged in Singapore

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 5:42
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Singapore Singapore

Australian drug smuggler Nguyen Tuong Van is hanged in Singapore, despite repeated pleas for clemency.
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Live: Pakistan v England

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 7:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Latest news from day four of the third Test in Lahore.
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Australian banker quits after row

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 7:39
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

A board member of Australia's central bank quits amid a growing row about his business affairs.
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Merkel in Poland to smooth ties

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 9:36
related countries: Poland Poland, Germany Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel travels to Poland, with a number of contentious issues on the agenda.
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Deadly fire sweeps German shelter

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 9:57
related countries: Germany Germany

At least nine people die when fire engulfs a temporary shelter for homeless people in Germany, authorities say.
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Australian warning over hanging

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 10:39
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia, Singapore Singapore
related places: Melbourne

Australia's prime minister says Singapore's execution of a Melbourne man may harm links between their peoples.
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Governor escape 'shames' Nigeria

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 10:46
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

President Olusegun Obasanjo says the governor who jumped bail in the UK is "shameful" to Nigeria.
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Malaysia launches video enquiry

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 10:48
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysia names a panel to investigate the apparent abuse of a woman in a Malaysian police station.
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China's environment chief quits

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 11:04
related countries: China China

China's environmental protection chief resigns, a week after a serious toxic leak left a city without water.
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Europe's space goals laid bare

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 11:10
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Delegates from European countries meet in Berlin on Monday to decide on the future of its space programme.
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Belgium backs gay adoption plans

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 11:11
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Belgian MPs vote in favour of a law legalising adoption for homosexual couples, the third EU nation to do so.
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Key Afghan border crossing shut

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 11:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

One of the two main border crossings between Pakistan and Afghanistan is closed down after a clash.
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England dig deep in hunt for draw

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 11:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ian Bell and Paul Collingwood give England hope of avoiding defeat in the third Test against Pakistan.
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Face op patient 'said thank you'

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 12:48
related countries: France France

The first patient to undergo a face transplant thanks her doctors after coming round from surgery.
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US reservist on Iraq scam charges

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 13:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A US army officer is accused of accepting bribes and stealing reconstruction funds while serving in Iraq.
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Zimbabwe gets more UN food aid

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 13:14
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe reaches a deal with the UN food agency to feed at least three million people in the country until next June.
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Blair pushes budget deal

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 13:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's Tony Blair says new member states need a EU budget deal now because it will be no easier in 2006.
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Blair pushes budget deal

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 13:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's Tony Blair says new member states need a EU budget deal now because it will be no easier in 2006.
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Israel missile test 'successful'

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 13:29
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel carries out a successful test of its Arrow missile defence system, military officials say.
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US Vietnam intelligence 'flawed'

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 13:39
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam, United States United States

Previously secret documents suggest the US may have escalated its war in Vietnam based on faulty intelligence.
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US carries out 1,000th execution

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 14:24
related countries: United States United States

A convicted killer becomes the 1,000th person executed in the US since it reinstated the death penalty in 1976.
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Nepal's Maoists extend ceasefire

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 14:50
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Maoist rebels in Nepal extend their unilateral ceasefire by a month amid anti-monarchy demonstrations in Kathmandu.
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Amnesty condemns Brazilian police

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 14:54
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Botswana Botswana

Human rights group Amnesty International says millions of poor people in Brazil have been abandoned by state policing.
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Malawi rejects 'pro-gay' bishop

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 15:16
related countries: Malawi Malawi

African Anglican bishops refuse to confirm the appointment of a "pro-gay" bishop in Malawi.
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China torture 'still widespread'

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 15:17
related countries: China China

Torture is often used in China's jails, says a UN official - who also accused Beijing of obstructing his inquiry.
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Belarus tightens up protest laws

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 15:19
related countries: Belarus Belarus

Belarus passes a law intended to stop mass protests - ahead of 2006 presidential elections.
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Rugby: Wallabies coach fired

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 16:08
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Eddie Jones loses his job as Australia boss after a run of eight defeats in nine games.
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US to relax airline scissor ban

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 16:27
related countries: United States United States

The US is to relax its ban on airline passengers carrying sharp objects in a move which alarms flight attendants.
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HK billionaire widow clears name

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 16:30
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Charges of forging her late husband's will are dropped against Hong Kong's richest woman, Nina Kung.
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Japan to probe foreigners' crimes

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 16:35
related countries: Japan Japan

A Japanese minister suggests setting up a panel to discuss ways to prevent crimes committed by foreigners.
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India ex-FM denies new oil claim

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 17:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq, India India

Indian former Foreign Minister Natwar Singh dismisses new claims linking him to the Iraq oil-for-food programme.
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Tennis: Croatia, Slovakia level

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 18:58
related countries: Croatia Croatia, Slovakia Slovakia
related places: Bratislava

Dominik Hrbaty beats Mario Ancic in four sets to draw Slovakia level with Croatia in the Davis Cup final.
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Egypt Islamists fail to win seats

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 19:17
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's opposition Muslim Brotherhood failed to win a seat outright in the final round of parliamentary elections.
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Ten US marines killed in Falluja

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 20:49
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Ten marines were killed and 11 wounded by a roadside bomb near the Iraqi city of Falluja, the US military says.
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Abductors threaten Iraq hostages

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 22:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Four Western hostages in Iraq will be killed unless Iraqi detainees are freed, captors say in a new videotape.
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Brazil market soars on rate hopes

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 22:49
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil's key stock index hits record levels as investors hope for an imminent interest rate cut.
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Leading Turkey reporters charged

Friday 2nd of December 2005, 23:50
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Five prominent Turkish journalists are charged with insulting the judiciary under a controversial new law.
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