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What happend on December 28th 2005

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US punishes firms for Iran sales

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 0:21
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US government imposes sanctions on nine foreign firms it says have sold weapons material to Iran.
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Abbas urges end to Israel attacks

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 1:34
related countries: Israel Israel

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas appeals for rocket attacks on Israel to end, ahead of next month's polls.
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Rockets from Lebanon hit Israel

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 2:07
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

At least four rockets fired from Lebanese territory hit Israeli border towns but without causing casualties.
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Bolivian leader to cut own salary

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 3:56
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, India India

The first Indian to be elected president of Bolivia says he will cut his own salary by half when he takes office.
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Japanese giants eye chip teamwork

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 6:55
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Hitachi

Japanese firms Hitachi, Renesas Technology and Toshiba discuss joint plans for semiconductor manufacturing.
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Cricket: Australia take charge

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 7:22
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Australia Australia

Australia lead South Africa by 154 runs after reaching 110-2 at the end of day three in the Melbourne Test.
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Vitamin D 'can lower cancer risk'

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 7:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: High

High doses of vitamin D can reduce the risk of developing some cancers by as much as 50%, US scientists say.
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Muslim burial for Malaysian hero

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 7:39
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A Malaysian court clears the way for a mountaineering hero to be buried as a Muslim, against his wife's wishes.
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Wildfires sweep across US states

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 7:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: America, Texas, Oklahoma

Firefighters in America battle an outbreak of wildfires in Oklahoma and Texas that have forced residents to flee.
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Inmates die in Iraq jail shooting

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 9:23
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Several Iraqi prisoners are killed while attempting to break out of a prison in Baghdad, police say.
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New Sri Lanka peace talks urged

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 9:56
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's peace monitors say immediate talks are needed to prevent a return to civil war.
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Israeli planes attack in Lebanon

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 10:00
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

Two Palestinian militants are wounded in an Israeli air strike on Lebanon, hours after rockets hit two Israeli towns.
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Pakistan star Razzaq in hospital

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 10:00
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India
related places: Razzaq

Pakistan's Abdul Razzaq could miss the start of the Test series against India because of a chest infection.
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Indian bus crash inferno kills 22

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 10:43
related countries: India India
related places: Gujarat

At least 22 people die when a coach collides with a lorry and catches fire in the Indian state of Gujarat.
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Thousands flee Congolese battle

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 10:55
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Up to 11,000 people have been displaced by fighting in eastern DR Congo, the UN says.
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Spy claim over diplomat's suicide

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 11:03
related countries: Japan Japan, China China

A Japanese diplomat who committed suicide last year was being blackmailed by China, media reports say.
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Sudan 'too aggressive' to lead AU

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 11:09
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Chad's leader calls for next month's AU summit to be moved from Sudan due to its neighbour's "aggression".
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Probe into 'Gujarat riot' remains

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 11:16
related countries: India India
related places: Gujarat

Indian detectives are to investigate claims that remains found in Gujarat are those of victims of 2002 riots.
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More Vietnam football stars held

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 11:17
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Two more footballers from Vietnam's national squad are arrested for match-fixing during the SE Asian Games.
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Russian oil smugglers return home

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 11:26
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Twelve Russian sailors convicted of smuggling crude oil from Nigeria arrive back in Moscow from Africa.
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Saudis 'kill militant fugitive'

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 11:42
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi police say they have killed a militant suspect who fled after shooting incidents that left five officers dead.
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Huge new oil discovery in Brazil

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 12:12
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Brazil's state oil company, Petrobras, discovers a huge new oil field off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state.
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Madrassas refuse to expel pupils

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 13:16
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's religious schools refuse to meet the president's 31 December deadline to expel foreign students.
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Israel to enforce Gaza no-go zone

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 13:18
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel will enforce a no-go zone for Palestinians along the Gaza Strip's border this evening, leaflets warn.
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Europe launches Galileo satellite

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 13:25
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

The first test spacecraft for Europe's satellite-navigation system is launched from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
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Ukraine ups ante over Russian gas

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 13:58
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Ukraine says it may take its gas dispute with Russia to international arbitration as its energy minister visits Moscow.
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Iraq jail unrest leaves nine dead

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 14:49
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

At least nine people are killed during an apparent escape attempt at an Iraqi prison in Baghdad.
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Beslan rescue 'full of failures'

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 16:13
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Beslan

Police failed to follow orders that could have prevented the Beslan school siege that left 331 dead, a report finds.
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Museveni's rival refused freedom

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 16:19
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Uganda's High Court again refuses to release opposition leader Kizza Besigye, despite his lawyer's appeals.
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No end to Brazil hostage crisis

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 17:06
related countries: Brazil Brazil

More than 200 hostages have spent a third night in the hands of prisoners who seized control of a jail in Brazil.
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Top German missing in Yemen

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 18:18
related countries: Yemen Yemen, Germany Germany

A high-ranking German diplomat and his family are missing, feared kidnapped, in eastern Yemen.
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Iraq 'incapable of running jails'

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 18:29
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A top Iraqi official says his country cannot take control of prisons from the US, after an apparent escape bid.
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'Mafia financier' held by Spain

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 18:50
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Canary Islands

A man suspected of being a financier for the Naples mafia - or Camorra - is arrested in Spain's Canary Islands.
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Police take Pinochet's mug shot

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 19:01
related countries: Chile Chile

Chile's former ruler Augusto Pinochet is fingerprinted and photographed by police for the first time.
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Three Britons kidnapped in Gaza

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 19:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British aid worker and her parents are kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in southern Gaza.
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'Lawyers denied' in Ethiopia case

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 19:36
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Opposition leaders on trial in Ethiopia complain that they have not been allowed access to their lawyers.
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Israel bombards Gaza no-go zone

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 20:20
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israeli forces shell a newly declared no-go zone for Palestinians along Gaza's northern border.
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Enron's Causey agrees guilty plea

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 20:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Causey

The former accountant of US energy giant Enron makes a plea bargain ahead of his trial in January.
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Dozens charged over Katrina fraud

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 21:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Red Cross

Almost 50 people face charges in the US for allegedly stealing Red Cross funds meant for Hurricane Katrina victims.
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Deal frees Brazil prison hostages

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 21:43
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Inmates at a jail in Brazil set free more than 200 hostages, after a deal is done to end a four-day crisis.
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Turkey insult law 'may be dumped'

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 21:54
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's foreign minister indicates that a law being used to prosecute people for insulting the state could be scrapped.
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French hostage 'shown in video'

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 22:02
related countries: Iraq Iraq, France France

An Iraq militant group releases a video apparently showing a French hostage and threatens to kill him.
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Delta pilots agree to 14% pay cut

Wednesday 28th of December 2005, 22:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Delta

Pilots at troubled US airline Delta vote to approve a 14% pay cut to help the bankrupt carrier survive an expected cash crunch.
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