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Professor dies in Indian gun raid

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 0:53
related countries: India India
related places: Bangalore

A professor is killed by a gunman who opens fire on a science conference in Bangalore, police say.
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German charged over 'Chile abuse'

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 1:01
related countries: Chile Chile, Germany Germany

A German woman who worked as a doctor at a secretive camp in Chile is charged with torturing children.
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Nikkei looks towards 20-year best

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 7:00
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's Nikkei share index touches 16,400 for the first time in five years amid further signs of economic recovery.
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Cricket: Aussies close in

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 7:07
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Australia Australia

South Africa crash to 99-6 on day four of the second Test, chasing 366 to beat Australia.
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CAR orders reconciliation prayer

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 7:08
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

The president of the Central African Republic decrees three days of prayer for reconciliation.
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US asks top court to move Padilla

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 7:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: Padilla

The US government urges the Supreme Court to allow terror suspect Jose Padilla to be transferred to civilian custody.
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W Bank checkpoint blast kills one

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 8:20
related countries: West Bank West Bank

A suspected suicide bomber kills at least one person and wounds two others at a checkpoint in the West Bank.
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Sarkozy call to help minorities

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 8:36
related countries: France France

Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy says he wants the law to ensure equal opportunities in France.
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Aceh marks final troop withdrawal

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 9:46
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia withdraws a final batch of troops from Aceh province in a step toward a major peace deal.
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Massive hunt for India attacker

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 10:15
related countries: India India
related places: Bangalore

Police in the southern Indian city of Bangalore hunt a gunman who shot and killed a college professor.
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Five die in wildfires sweeping US

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 10:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Oklahoma, Texas

At least five people die in the US as wildfires sweep across parts of the states of Texas and Oklahoma.
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Suicide bomb kills Iraqi police

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 10:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

A suicide bomber kills four police officers at a checkpoint near the interior ministry in Baghdad.
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Fugitive Taleban leader sentenced

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 10:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A Pakistani court sentences a top Taleban commander to life in prison for trying to kill a member of parliament.
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Funeral of murdered Tamil MP due

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 11:28
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The funeral of a pro-rebel Tamil parliamentarian killed on Sunday is due to take place in eastern Sri Lanka.
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US to deport alleged Nazi guard

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 11:30
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

A US court orders a man accused of having been a Nazi guard to be deported to his native Ukraine.
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Seven dead in Moscow clinic fire

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 11:35
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Seven people die and 12 are injured in a fire at a Russian home for the mentally ill, reports say.
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Colombia vows crackdown on coca

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 11:37
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia's president vows to destroy every coca plant in the region where 29 soldiers were killed by rebels.
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New blow to S Korea clone work

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 11:41
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's disgraced cloning expert did not make stem cells tailored to individuals, a panel concludes.
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Italy chooses successor to Fazio

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 12:52
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Fazio

Mario Draghi is chosen as the new governor of the Bank of Italy replacing Antonio Fazio who resigned this month.
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Holocaust survivors 'in poverty'

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 12:57
related countries: Israel Israel

A Holocaust survivor's group says 40% of survivors in Israel live below the poverty line, Israel Radio reports.
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Alert as Somali drought deepens

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 13:45
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somalia's president joins appeals for help to cope with drought affecting several million across the region.
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Top Chinese press editor sacked

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 13:49
related countries: China China

Chinese authorities dismiss the editor-in-chief of the popular and outspoken Beijing News.
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Yemen landslide kills 30 people

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 14:31
related countries: Yemen Yemen

At least 30 people are dead and dozens are missing after a landslide hits a village in Yemen.
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Russian in US extradition U-turn

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 14:34
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Moscow

A former Russian nuclear energy minister is to be extradited to Moscow instead of the US on corruption charges.
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Zimbabwe food prices 'up 10-fold'

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 15:03
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

The cost of buying groceries in Zimbabwe rose 10-fold in 2005, says an independent consumer group.
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Polish women offered baby bonus

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 15:21
related countries: Poland Poland

Poland passes legislation to pay women for each new child, in an effort to boost the falling population.
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China confirms new bird flu death

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 15:38
related countries: China China

Tests confirm China's third bird flu fatality, bringing the total number of human cases of the disease to seven.
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Football: Deal on Essien close

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 15:43
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Chelsea and Ghana are close to a deal over Michael Essien's African Nations Cup role.
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Putin admits Ukraine gas 'crisis'

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 16:02
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia

Russia's President Putin admits that a dispute with Ukraine about the cost of gas imports has turned into a crisis.
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W Bank suicide blast kills three

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 16:16
related countries: West Bank West Bank

A suicide bomber kills two Palestinians and an Israeli soldier at a checkpoint in the West Bank.
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Zambia 'Satanic' church ban lifted

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 16:17
related countries: Zambia Zambia

A ban on an evangelical church accused of involvement in Satanic rituals is overturned by a high court in Zambia.
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Ethiopia threatened with aid cuts

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 16:34
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Western donors review millions of dollars of aid to Ethiopia after the jailing of many opposition leaders.
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Partial reprieve for Turk writer

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 16:42
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish prosecutors decide to drop one of the insult charges against a novelist whose case has sparked uproar.
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Bid to find captured Gaza Britons

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 18:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Palestinian authorities step up their bid to find a kidnapped British human rights worker and her parents.
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Vajpayee to retire from politics

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 18:12
related countries: India India

Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee announces he will not fight the next general election.
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Serb jailed over Srebrenica video

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 18:17
related countries: Croatia Croatia

A former Serb paramilitary is jailed for 15 years in Croatia for his part in the Srebrenica massacre in 1995.
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Protest in Pakistan against dam

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 18:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Thousands take part in a protest rally against the construction of Kalabagh Dam in Pakistan.
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Bosnia lab to test Katrina bodies

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 18:51
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

DNA experts who identified victims in Bosnia's mass graves are helping identify the dead of Hurricane Katrina.
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Iraqi Shias abducted and killed

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 19:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

About 12 Shia Muslims are killed after insurgents break into their homes south of Baghdad, officials say.
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Aceh withdrawal prompts optimism

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 19:27
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia's final withdrawal of troops from Aceh is welcomed as a step towards lasting peace.
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Bank robber father gets 40 years

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 20:03
related countries: United States United States

A US bank robber turned in by his own sons, one a policeman, is sentenced to 40 years in prison.
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Row deepens over Danish cartoons

Thursday 29th of December 2005, 20:18
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Arab foreign ministers condemn the Danish government over newspaper cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
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