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Japanese train crash kills four

Monday 26th of December 2005, 3:01
related countries: Japan Japan

Four people are killed and more than 30 injured as an express train derails in northern Japan.
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Christmas blaze kills 26 in China

Monday 26th of December 2005, 4:56
related countries: China China

A blaze in a bar in the southern Chinese city of Zhongshan kills 26 people celebrating Christmas.
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Murder of African alarms Russia

Monday 26th of December 2005, 6:30
related countries: Russia Russia

Fears of racist violence in Russia take a new urgency after an African is stabbed to death in St Petersburg.
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Cricket: Australia collapse

Monday 26th of December 2005, 7:27
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Australia Australia
related places: Kemp, Melbourne

South Africa paceman Andre Nel takes 4-58 as Australia end day one of the Melbourne Test on 239-8.
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Selector queries Ganguly decision

Monday 26th of December 2005, 8:23
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India

India selector Kiran More denounces Sourav Ganguly for skipping domestic cricket ahead of the Pakistan tour.
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Glitter police 'drop rape charge'

Monday 26th of December 2005, 9:25
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Gary Glitter faces formal charges of child molestation, but a charge of child rape will be dropped, his lawyer says.
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China plans mass bird flu vaccine

Monday 26th of December 2005, 9:34
related countries: China China

China says it has made a new bird flu vaccine for poultry which may also ultimately help protect humans.
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DR Congo fighting leaves 40 dead

Monday 26th of December 2005, 9:40
related countries: India India, Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

An Indian peacekeeper is among the dead as UN and DR Congo troops clash with rebels in eastern DR Congo.
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Maldives for tsunami 'strategy'

Monday 26th of December 2005, 10:13
related countries: Maldives Maldives

Maldives' president says an early warning system is not enough to protect his country from another tsunami.
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Russia closes Ukraine ex-PM case

Monday 26th of December 2005, 10:24
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia

Russia closes a case against ex-Ukrainian PM Yulia Tymoshenko because statute of limitation has expired.
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Olympics: Beijing profit in 2008

Monday 26th of December 2005, 10:33
related countries: China China

Beijing's 2008 Olympic Games could generate millions of dollars in profits, according to state media.
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Cardinals issue marriage warning

Monday 26th of December 2005, 11:47
related countries: Italy Italy

A number of Catholic cardinals have warned Italian women against mixed marriages with the rising number of Muslims in the country.
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More deaths in eastern Sri Lanka

Monday 26th of December 2005, 12:59
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Four people including two suspected Tamil Tiger rebels die in fresh violence in eastern Sri Lanka.
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Somali capital gets local council

Monday 26th of December 2005, 13:53
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

A new governing council is sworn in in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, despite opposition from national leaders.
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Israeli PM to have minor heart op

Monday 26th of December 2005, 14:34
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli PM Ariel Sharon is to undergo a procedure to close a small hole in his heart, his doctors say.
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Russia shoppers 'poisoned' by gas

Monday 26th of December 2005, 14:51
related countries: Russia Russia

Dozens of people are taken ill after a gas is released in a shop in the Russian city of St Petersburg.
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Israel to build new settler homes

Monday 26th of December 2005, 14:54
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Israel announces plans to build 228 new homes in Jewish settlements in the West Bank, just outside Jerusalem.
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French sex inquiry 'must be open'

Monday 26th of December 2005, 16:15
related countries: France France

Thirteen people jailed falsely for child abuse in France demand an open inquiry into the scandal.
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Swedes mark tsunami anniversary

Monday 26th of December 2005, 16:15
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, India India

Swedes hold ceremonies to mark the first anniversary of the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami.
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Mourners mark tsunami anniversary

Monday 26th of December 2005, 16:27
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, India India

Ceremonies are held to mark the first anniversary of the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami.
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Pinochet ruled fit to stand trial

Monday 26th of December 2005, 17:26
related countries: Chile Chile

Chile's supreme court rules that former military ruler Augusto Pinochet should face human rights charges.
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London 'faced 10 terror attacks'

Monday 26th of December 2005, 21:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

London's terror threat comes from "small disaffected groups", claims the capital's mayor Ken Livingstone.
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'No mistakes', Beslan report says

Monday 26th of December 2005, 23:32
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Beslan

Russian authorities made no mistakes in the 2004 Beslan school siege in which 330 died, prosecutors say.
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Libya suspends HIV payout talks

Monday 26th of December 2005, 23:34
related countries: Libya Libya

Libya shelves talks on compensation for the families of more than 400 children infected with HIV.
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Europe 'behind on Kyoto pledges'

Monday 26th of December 2005, 23:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK is almost alone in the EU in honouring commitments to cut greenhouse gases, a think-tank warns.
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