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Crystal joins Cross and Crescent

Thursday 8th of December 2005, 0:55
related countries: Israel Israel

The Red Cross and Red Crescent movements adopt a red crystal as a third emblem to allow Israel to join.
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Concession brings Honduras result

Thursday 8th of December 2005, 1:37
related countries: Honduras Honduras

The ruling party's candidate in the Honduran presidential election accepts defeat, 10 days after the poll.
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US attacks UN official on 'jails'

Thursday 8th of December 2005, 2:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Washington says the UN human rights commissioner had no authority to criticise its anti-terror tactics.
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Canada turns climate focus on US

Thursday 8th of December 2005, 3:53
related countries: United States United States

Canada's prime minister appeals to the US to "listen to its conscience" at the UN climate change conference.
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Man shot dead at Florida airport

Thursday 8th of December 2005, 5:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida, Miami

An airline passenger is shot dead by a US air marshal in Miami after claiming he had a bomb, officials say.
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Rugby: Jones sacking criticised

Thursday 8th of December 2005, 5:23
related countries: Australia Australia

Former England coach Sir Clive Woodward says sacking Australia coach Eddie Jones is a mistake.
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China mine blast leaves 74 dead

Thursday 8th of December 2005, 6:01
related countries: China China

China's third fatal mine accident in two weeks leaves 74 miners dead and 32 missing in northern Hebei Province.
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Japan extends Iraq troops role

Thursday 8th of December 2005, 7:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Japan Japan

Japan extends its military deployment of self-defence forces in Iraq by up to another year.
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US mayor ousted over sex scandal

Thursday 8th of December 2005, 8:42
related countries: United States United States

A US mayor is recalled by voters after allegations that he offered young men jobs in exchange for sex.
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Bus bombing kills 30 in Baghdad

Thursday 8th of December 2005, 9:24
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

A suicide attacker detonates a bomb on a crowded bus leaving Baghdad for the Shia town of Nasiriya.
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Straw calls for hostage release

Thursday 8th of December 2005, 10:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Jack Straw repeats calls to release four Western hostages as a deadline for their killing is extended.
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Thousands mourn Iran crash dead

Thursday 8th of December 2005, 10:26
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Thousands gather in Tehran for the funeral of the victims of a plane crash on Tuesday in which 110 people died.
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Zimbabwe in meltdown - UN envoy

Thursday 8th of December 2005, 10:29
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's crisis has reached the point of meltdown, says UN humanitarian chief Jan Egeland.
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Dutch 'suicide consultant' jailed

Thursday 8th of December 2005, 10:29
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A Dutch court jails a man calling himself a 'suicide consultant' for helping a mentally ill woman to end her life.
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Chile presidential campaign ends

Thursday 8th of December 2005, 10:40
related countries: Chile Chile

Candidates in Chile end their campaigning for Sunday's vote, in which the country's first woman president could be elected.
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Probe after Miami airport killing

Thursday 8th of December 2005, 11:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Miami

Investigations begin after a US citizen was shot dead by marshals on board an American Airlines flight.
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Olympic torch begins relay

Thursday 8th of December 2005, 11:21
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Turin

The Olympic torch has begun its relay across Italy ahead of the 2006 Winter Games in Turin.
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Seoul 'ignoring' N Korean abuses

Thursday 8th of December 2005, 11:24
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea

Activists criticise South Korea for not putting enough pressure on North Korea over its human rights record.
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Through the Kazakh looking-glass

Thursday 8th of December 2005, 11:25
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

Damian Grammaticas reports on why the Kazakh people and Western governments seem unconcerned by the outcome of the presidential poll.
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Mexico's sinking city

Thursday 8th of December 2005, 11:25
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Claire Marshall reports from the Mexican capital, a city built on a lake bed yet short of clean water - and sinking faster than Venice.
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Thursday 8th of December 2005, 11:42
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Israel suspends talks with the Palestinians about setting up a bus service between Gaza and the West Bank.
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Egypt Islamists make record gains

Thursday 8th of December 2005, 12:31
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's opposition Muslim Brotherhood wins a record 19% of seats in parliamentary polls, preliminary results say.
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Homes destroyed in Angola capital

Thursday 8th of December 2005, 12:54
related countries: Angola Angola
related places: Luanda

More than 600 families in the Angolan capital, Luanda, have seen their homes destroyed in the past two weeks.
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Several killed in Pakistan blast

Thursday 8th of December 2005, 13:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

A bomb explosion in Pakistan's tribal area bordering Afghanistan kills 12 people, officials say.
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Kenya's political crisis deepens

Thursday 8th of December 2005, 13:21
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's post-referendum reshuffle unravels as more than a dozen nominees including key allies refuse to accept posts.
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Nato agrees to expand Afghan role

Thursday 8th of December 2005, 13:36
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Nato foreign ministers endorse a plan to expand the alliance's forces in Afghanistan to the volatile south.
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Kenya to deport man wearing dress

Thursday 8th of December 2005, 14:37
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Burundi Burundi

A Burundian man arrested for dressing as a woman in Kenya is found guilty of immigration offences.
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Israeli killed in W Bank stabbing

Thursday 8th of December 2005, 14:40
related countries: Israel Israel

An Israeli was stabbed to death by a Palestinian at an Israeli army checkpoint outside Jerusalem, emergency officials say.
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Russia accuses groups of spying

Thursday 8th of December 2005, 14:42
related countries: Russia Russia

Foreign spies are using charities and other groups as a cover, says Russia's intelligence service chief.
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Russian sit-in radicals convicted

Thursday 8th of December 2005, 15:32
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

A court in Moscow convicts 39 activists from the National Bolshevik Party who staged a sit-in at an official building last year.
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Israeli missile strike kills two

Thursday 8th of December 2005, 15:40
related countries: Israel Israel

Two Palestinians are reported killed and at least three injured in an Israeli air strike in northern Gaza.
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'Militants killed' in Syria clash

Thursday 8th of December 2005, 15:46
related countries: Syria Syria

Eight militants have been killed during a clash with security forces in Syria, the state news agency says.
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More Darfur clashes involve army

Thursday 8th of December 2005, 15:53
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Offensives involving the army are on the rise in Sudan's western region of Darfur, says the UN mission.
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Bomb attack in Bangladeshi town

Thursday 8th of December 2005, 16:26
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Netrakona

At least six people are killed in a suicide bomb blast in the northern Bangladeshi town of Netrakona, police say.
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Sehwag illness setback for India

Thursday 8th of December 2005, 17:29
related countries: India India, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

India's Virender Sehwag is taken to hospital just two days before the second Test against Sri Lanka.
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Indian air force woman convicted

Thursday 8th of December 2005, 18:11
related countries: India India

An Indian court martial orders a woman officer who complained of sexual harassment to be dismissed.
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Iran's president says move Israel

Thursday 8th of December 2005, 21:00
related countries: Austria Austria, Israel Israel, Germany Germany

Iran's hardline President Ahmadinejad says that Germany and Austria should give up land to host Israel.
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Croatian fugitive general seized

Thursday 8th of December 2005, 21:16
related countries: Croatia Croatia, Spain Spain

One of the most wanted men from the 1990s Balkan wars, Croatian Ante Gotovina, is arrested in Spain.
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US police spoof film sparks row

Thursday 8th of December 2005, 21:40
related countries: United States United States

Up to 20 San Francisco police officers face disciplinary action over a video with sexist and racist content.
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Eritrean move 'cripples' UN role

Thursday 8th of December 2005, 22:45
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Eritrea Eritrea

The expulsion of Western peacekeepers from Eritrea's border with Ethiopia will cripple its work, the UN says.
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