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What happend on December 21st 2005

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Morales 'certain of Bolivia win'

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 0:17
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Bolivian socialist leader Evo Morales has won enough votes to be named president, electoral officials say.
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Victors hail US evolution ruling

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 5:03
related countries: United States United States

Opponents of the teaching of "intelligent design" in US schools welcome a court ruling criticising the notion.
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Stranded NZ whales return to sea

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 5:06
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Rescuers refloat 110 pilot whales that were stranded on a beach on New Zealand's South Island.
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North Korea-Japan talks to resume

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 5:20
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Japan Japan

Japan says it will resume talks with North Korea on Saturday, with the issue of its abducted citizens topping the agenda.
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Vietnam football stars arrested

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 6:43
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Two members of Vietnam's national football team are arrested for match-fixing during the SE Asian Games.
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Bangladesh plans anti-terror law

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 7:33
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladesh plans to introduce a new anti-terrorism law, following a wave of suicide bombs, a minister says.
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Peru guerrillas kill eight police

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 7:44
related countries: Peru Peru

Suspected Shining Path rebels in Peru attack and kill eight police officers in a remote area of the Peruvian Andes.
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Tennis: Hingis set for Sydney

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 7:48
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Gold Coast

Martina Hingis adds the Sydney International event to her comeback schedule ahead of the Australian Open.
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Russia MPs discuss key NGO bill

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 7:56
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian MPs are to resume debates on a controversial bill aimed to tighten state control over non-governmental organisations.
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US doubts Bin Laden is in command

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 8:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Laden

Donald Rumsfeld says it is unlikely that Osama Bin Laden can command al-Qaeda operations.
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Crowds mass for Williams funeral

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 8:28
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), United States United States
related places: Williams

Celebrities were among hundreds to gather for the funeral of former US gang leader Stanley "Tookie" Williams.
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Live: Pakistan v England

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 9:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Latest news from the fifth one-day international in Rawalpindi.
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Policewomen slap dating couples

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 10:02
related countries: India India

Two policewomen are suspended in northern India as TV captures them slapping couples dating in a park.
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Japan 'groper' dies after fleeing

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 10:41
related countries: Japan Japan

A Japanese man dies after being tackled over accusations he groped a fellow train passenger.
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Zoo tiger kills SA crime suspect

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 10:51
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A suspected mugger in South Africa who sought refuge in a zoo cage is mauled to death by a tiger.
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Toxic spill in second China river

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 11:20
related countries: China China

A second toxic spill in weeks threatens water supplies to millions in southern China, state media say.
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Deutsche chief to face retrial

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 11:42
related countries: Germany Germany

A court orders the retrial of the boss of Germany's biggest bank in relation to Vodafone's takeover of Mannesmann.
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Fishermen braced for EU cod cuts

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 12:20
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Cuts in cod quotas are debated by European fisheries ministers at their annual round of talks in Brussels.
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Eritrea broke law in border war

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 12:24
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Eritrea Eritrea

Eritrea started a border war with Ethiopia when it attacked its neighbour in 1998, an international body rules.
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Tanzania's new president sworn in

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 13:12
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania

Tanzania's new president Jakaya Kikwete is sworn in after comfortably winning elections last week.
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Kidnapped teachers freed in Gaza

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 13:13
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Two foreign teachers kidnapped in Gaza earlier on Wednesday, have been freed, a Palestinian MP says.
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Uganda unbowed after UK aid cut

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 13:15
related countries: Uganda Uganda, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Uganda's government says British aid cuts will not succeed in imposing their view of democracy on the country.
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Tennis: 8-year ban for Puerta

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 14:07
related countries: Argentina Argentina, France France

French Open finalist Mariano Puerta of Argentina is banned for eight years after failing a drugs test.
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Veteran UN envoy Brahimi to quit

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 14:31
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Afghanistan Afghanistan

UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, a veteran of diplomacy in Iraq and Afghanistan, is to retire at the end of the year.
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Rapid US economic growth persists

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 14:40
related countries: United States United States

The US economy kept growing quickly in the third quarter despite hurricanes and record oil prices, a report says.
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Weah drops Liberia poll challenge

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 14:46
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Defeated presidential candidate and Liberian football star George Weah drops fraud claims for the sake of peace.
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Saddam more calm as trial resumes

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 14:58
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Saddam Hussein sits quietly in court as his trial resumes, two weeks after he boycotted proceedings.
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Karzai rival gets assembly post

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 14:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

President Karzai's main rival, Yunus Qanuni, is elected as president of the lower house of the Afghan parliament.
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Turkey orders fresh insult trial

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 15:04
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A Turkish editor is to appear in court over publishing a novel that prosecutors say insults the nation.
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Sharon urged to curb his appetite

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 15:11
related countries: Israel Israel

Concerns over the health of Ariel Sharon have opened up a fevered debate in Israel on a highly sensitive topic - the prime minister's weight.
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Senior Hamas militant shot dead

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 15:17
related countries: Israel Israel

The commander of Hamas' military wing in Jenin is killed in a shootout with Israeli troops, officials say.
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Palestinian elections threatened

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 16:04
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel says Palestinians in Jerusalem cannot vote in forthcoming polls - triggering a threat to call them off.
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French lawsuit over CIA flights

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 17:04
related countries: France France

Two Paris-based human rights groups take legal action over alleged CIA prisoner flights landing in France.
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Netherlands considers burqa ban

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 17:05
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The Dutch immigration minister says she will look into the legality of banning the Muslim burqa veil.
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HK legislators vote down reforms

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 17:35
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Pro-democracy legislators in Hong Kong reject key reform proposals put forward by the chief executive.
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Iran agrees to more nuclear talks

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 18:20
related countries: Austria Austria, Iran Iran
related places: Vienna, Tehran

Iran and EU states are set to meet again next month after fresh talks about Tehran's nuclear ambitions.
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Eurofighter sold to Saudi Arabia

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 18:36
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Shares in BAE Systems rally 6% after the UK government agrees to supply the new Eurofighter to Saudi Arabia.
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Senate blocks Alaska oil drilling

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 19:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Alaska

The US Senate narrowly derails an attempt to allow oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
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'Americans tortured me' - Saddam

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 19:47
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Saddam, Baghdad

Saddam Hussein tells his Baghdad trial he has been beaten "on every part of my body", which the US denies.
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Morales close to outright victory

Wednesday 21st of December 2005, 21:25
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Bolivian socialist leader Evo Morales builds an insuperable lead to be named president, electoral officials say.
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