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What happend on December 6th 2005

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Venezuelans 'lost faith in polls'

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 0:51
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, United States United States

The US calls for reform in Venezuela after supporters of Hugo Chavez sweep parliamentary elections.
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Nigeria VP vows no hand in 'plot'

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 2:24
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's vice-president acts to distance himself from a supposed coup plot after a report in a local newspaper.
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Rice visits Germany amid CIA row

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 3:15
related countries: Germany Germany

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is set to meet German leaders amid a row over CIA prisoner flights.
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Chinese mine owner 'disappears'

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 5:53
related countries: China China

The owner of a Chinese mine where flooding has trapped 42 miners is missing, the state news agency reports.
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Oil giant Exxon returns to Libya

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 6:31
related countries: Libya Libya

ExxonMobil, the world's largest energy firm, signs its first exploration deal in Libya for nearly 25 years.
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US boosts focus on Iraq bombings

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 7:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A US four-star general is appointed to lead efforts to stop homemade bomb attacks on troops in Iraq.
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Falconio's body 'will be found'

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 7:59
related countries: Australia Australia

Backpacker Peter Falconio's parents weep in court in Australia as a prosecutor says their son's body will be found.
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Singapore accused of maid neglect

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 8:22
related countries: United States United States, Singapore Singapore

A US-based rights group says foreign maids face what amounts to forced labour and other abuse in Singapore.
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Powerful quake rocks East Africa

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 9:04
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

A strong earthquake hits eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, sending shocks across East Africa.
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N Korea threatens talks walk-out

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 9:21
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

North Korea threatens to end talks on its nuclear programme unless the US removes financial sanctions.
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Tehran schools closed due to smog

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 9:36
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

All schools and nurseries in the Iranian capital are closed as air pollution reaches dangerous levels.
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Nepalese army dismisses ceasefire

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 10:27
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The Nepalese army chief dismisses the Maoist rebels' ceasefire as nothing but a ploy.
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Cricket: India batting flops in Test

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 10:55
related countries: India India, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

India are bowled out for just 167 by Sri Lanka before the rain-ruined first Test ends in a draw.
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Thai PM to drop media lawsuits

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 11:29
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra is to withdraw lawsuits against one of his fiercest critics, lawyers say.
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US army drops Iraq murder charges

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 11:40
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US army drops charges against a soldier accused of murder while commanding a platoon in Iraq.
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Bosnia most wanted 'out of reach'

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 11:45
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

The two top Bosnian Serb war crimes suspects are unlikely to be caught soon, the EU force commander says.
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Israel raids follow suicide blast

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 11:57
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Netanya

Israeli forces make arrests at the house of a Palestinian suicide bomber who killed five people in Netanya on Monday.
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Football: World Cup seeds named

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 12:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England are among the top eight seeds for the 2006 World Cup.
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Football: World Cup seeds named

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 12:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England are among the top eight seeds for the 2006 World Cup.
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Rice and Merkel discuss CIA row

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 12:29
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

Germany's Angela Merkel and Condoleezza Rice discuss reports that CIA planes flew suspects via Europe.
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Ecuador abandons vote on reforms

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 12:32
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

Ecuador gives up attempts to hold a referendum on reforming the constitution to make the country more stable.
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Military in Lagos flats showdown

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 13:06
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Lagos

Soldiers in the Nigerian city of Lagos descend on tower blocks in a well-off suburb to evict the residents.
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Cold response for EU budget plan

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 14:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Few European leaders support a UK proposal to break the deadlock over the EU's 2007-13 budget.
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Cobra thirsts for India beer boom

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 14:59
related countries: India India

Cobra Beer, brewed to go with spicy curries, plans to start production in India to tap into an increase in local drinking.
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S Africa's Zuma charged with rape

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 15:16
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Zuma

Political support for ex-South African Deputy President Jacob Zuma wanes as he is charged with rape.
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US court hears recruitment row

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 15:39
related countries: United States United States

The US Supreme Court hears a gay rights-related dispute over military recruitment on college campuses.
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Iraqi video of 'US captive' aired

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 15:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Al-Jazeera broadcasts a video purporting to show a US security consultant said to have been kidnapped in Iraq.
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Tamil Tigers 'waging stealth war'

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 16:18
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's government says Tamil rebels are seeking conflict after a second deadly attack on troops in two days.
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Madrid blasts after Eta warning

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 16:24
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

Five small bombs go off on roads around the Spanish capital, Madrid, after a warning from Eta separatists.
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India minister quits in Iraq row

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 16:33
related countries: India India

Indian cabinet minister Natwar Singh resigns following reports that he benefited from the Iraq oil-for-food programme.
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Chinese girl has deadly bird flu

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 16:38
related countries: China China

A 10-year-old Chinese girl has been diagnosed with the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus, officials say.
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Mugabe rejects UN offer of tents

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 16:40
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Harare

Zimbabwe's President Mugabe rejects a UN offer of tents for those whose houses were demolished this year.
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Jailed Besigye set to run in poll

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 16:48
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Ugandan opposition leader Dr Besigye is granted permission to sign his presidential nomination papers from prison.
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Russia busts fake Kremlin ID gang

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 16:50
related countries: Russia Russia

A group of Russians are arrested on suspicion of forging passes to get in to the Kremlin and other documents.
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UN probe halts quizzing Syrians

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 17:41
related countries: Austria Austria, Syria Syria
related places: Vienna

A UN inquiry into the killing of Rafik Hariri has adjourned the questioning of five Syrian officials in Vienna, diplomats say.
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India joins nuclear fusion club

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 17:43
related countries: India India

India has joined the group of nations involved in building the next generation nuclear fusion reactor.
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Row as 'hungry' Niger hosts games

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 18:18
related countries: Niger Niger

Many people in Niger - again facing severe food shortages - question the decision to host the Francophone games.
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Saddam trial told of Iraq torture

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 18:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Saddam, Baghdad

A woman testifying behind a screen at the trial of Saddam Hussein tells of torture by Iraqi security forces.
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Rice signs US-Romania bases deal

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 18:40
related countries: Romania Romania, United States United States

The US secretary of state signs a deal to give the US access to Romanian military bases, during a Europe tour.
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US rejects Iraq hostage ransoms

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 19:49
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

President George W Bush says the US will use intelligence to free hostages in Iraq, but will not pay ransoms.
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Afghan drugs rings face clampdown

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 20:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan and Western officials say there will be a much tougher approach to drugs traffickers in the New Year.
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Scores die in Iranian air crash

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 20:07
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

A military transport plane crashes on the outskirts of the Iranian capital, Tehran, killing 128 people.
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US clears terror funding suspect

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 22:20
related countries: United States United States

A US jury clears Palestinian academic Sami al-Arian of funding a banned militant group but other charges remain.
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Extended Iraq hostage video aired

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 23:15
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A longer tape of UK hostage Norman Kember calling for troops to be withdrawn from Iraq is seen on the internet.
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UN troops murder suspect arrested

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 23:22
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

A militia leader accused of ordering the killing of nine UN peacekeepers in DR Congo earlier this year is arrested.
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Suicide bombers kill Iraqi police

Tuesday 6th of December 2005, 23:56
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

At least 36 Iraqi police are killed and 70 injured as suicide bombers hit Baghdad's main police academy.
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