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California hears gang leader plea

Friday 9th of December 2005, 0:11
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

California's governor considers a plea to halt the execution of ex-gang boss Stanley "Tookie" Williams.
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US bars access to terror suspects

Friday 9th of December 2005, 0:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Red Cross

The US admits for the first time that it has not given the Red Cross access to all detainees in its custody.
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Croatian fugitive held in Madrid

Friday 9th of December 2005, 1:44
related countries: Croatia Croatia, Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

Key Croatian war crimes suspect Ante Gotovina is held in Spain before his expected transfer to The Hague.
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Bird flu kills Thai boy of five

Friday 9th of December 2005, 6:01
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A five-year-old boy becomes Thailand's 14th victim of bird flu, health officials say.
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Europe's pollution hotspots shown

Friday 9th of December 2005, 7:22
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch scientists put together new maps of pollution over Europe and other regions of the globe.
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'Burma attacks' Naga rebels bases

Friday 9th of December 2005, 7:32
related countries: India India, Burma Burma
related places: Naga

A faction of Naga separatist rebels in north-east India say five of their bases in Burma are under attack.
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Strike talks start at Korean Air

Friday 9th of December 2005, 8:10
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Striking pilots at Korean Air meet managers for talks, as the government threatens to intervene.
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China cancels talks with Japan

Friday 9th of December 2005, 10:02
related countries: Japan Japan

China's foreign minister cancels a meeting with Japan over its leader's visits to a controversial war shrine.
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Cambodian KR trials move nearer

Friday 9th of December 2005, 10:09
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

UN officials are setting up offices in Cambodia to get long-awaited genocide trials under way.
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Fujimori barred from 2006 ballot

Friday 9th of December 2005, 10:45
related countries: Peru Peru

Peru's electoral tribunal confirms that ex-President Fujimori cannot hold any public sector job until 2011.
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Israel rounds up 19 'militants'

Friday 9th of December 2005, 11:48
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Raids by Israel in the West Bank lead to 19 arrests, as funerals are held for two Palestinians and an Israeli.
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SA approves controversial train

Friday 9th of December 2005, 12:01
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's cabinet approves the $3bn Gautrain project, despite parliament's concerns.
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EU hails Croat fugitive's arrest

Friday 9th of December 2005, 12:03
related countries: Croatia Croatia

War crimes suspect Ante Gotovina's arrest has brought Croatian EU membership closer, officials say.
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Protest over Bangladesh bombs

Friday 9th of December 2005, 12:04
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Hundreds of Muslims in Bangladesh demonstrate against recent bombings blamed on Islamic militants.
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Rugby: Australia coach quits

Friday 9th of December 2005, 12:06
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Australia Australia

Wayne Bennett quits as Australia coach following his side's Tri-Nations final loss to New Zealand.
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India sex workers protest laws

Friday 9th of December 2005, 12:07
related countries: India India

Indian sex workers say proposed changes to laws on checking prostitution will 'stifle' their livelihood.
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Liberia rebels 'trade logs, gems'

Friday 9th of December 2005, 12:16
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Rebel involvement in the timber and diamond industries threatens peace in Liberia, says Global Witness.
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Friday 9th of December 2005, 12:37
related countries: Russia Russia, Germany Germany

A ceremony is held to launch construction of a gas pipeline linking Russia and Germany via the Baltic Sea.
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Thai mogul denies political aims

Friday 9th of December 2005, 12:45
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A high-profile government critic in Thailand denies any political ambitions, as supporters meet in Bangkok.
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World 'losing patience with Iran'

Friday 9th of December 2005, 12:53
related countries: Iran Iran

The world is losing patience with Iran over its nuclear programme, says IAEA head and Nobel laureate Mohamed ElBaradei.
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Cambodia school siege gang jailed

Friday 9th of December 2005, 13:03
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

A Cambodian gang who took 28 children hostage in a deadly school siege receive long jail sentences.
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Defiant Kibaki's cabinet sworn in

Friday 9th of December 2005, 13:16
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki's cabinet is sworn in despite many nominees refusing to take up their posts.
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World 'losing patience with Iran'

Friday 9th of December 2005, 13:27
related countries: Iran Iran

The world is losing patience with Iran over its nuclear programme, says IAEA head Mohamed ElBaradei.
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Spain holds seven terror suspects

Friday 9th of December 2005, 13:36
related countries: Spain Spain

At least seven people are arrested in Spain on suspicion of helping fund a terror group, officials say.
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Nigeria arrests runaway governor

Friday 9th of December 2005, 16:18
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Nigeria's Bayelsa state governor, charged with money laundering in the UK, is impeached and arrested.
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Hamas to end truce with Israel

Friday 9th of December 2005, 16:55
related countries: Israel Israel

Hamas' political leader says it will not renew its informal ceasefire with Israel that expires at the end of year.
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Many dead in Egypt road crashes

Friday 9th of December 2005, 17:20
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Twenty-one Egyptians are killed and 33 injured in two separate road accidents south of Cairo, police say.
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Sri Lanka troops 'ready to fight'

Friday 9th of December 2005, 17:46
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's military is ready for battle with Tamil rebels but does not expect immediate war, a top official says.
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Chad forces open fire on pupils

Friday 9th of December 2005, 18:23
related countries: Chad Chad

Security forces in Chad open fire on pupils protesting in support of their teachers who have not been paid.
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Chavez to sit at Mercosur table

Friday 9th of December 2005, 18:51
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, United States United States

The presidents of the South American trading bloc Mercosur start the process of including Venezuela as a member.
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Palestinians sue over air strike

Friday 9th of December 2005, 19:26
related countries: Israel Israel

The relatives of Palestinians killed in an Israeli air strike in 2002 sue the former head of the Israeli security service.
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Museveni rival 'should not stand'

Friday 9th of December 2005, 19:52
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Uganda's attorney general says jailed opposition leader Kizza Besigye should not contest next year's polls.
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UN renews US 'torture' criticism

Friday 9th of December 2005, 20:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Top

Top UN human rights official Louise Arbour repeats her charge that the US is loosening curbs on torture.
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World Cup finals draw in full

Friday 9th of December 2005, 21:07
related countries: Germany Germany

Full details of the draw for the 2006 World Cup finals in Germany.
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UN poised for new climate talks

Friday 9th of December 2005, 21:57
related countries: United States United States

UN delegates reportedly agree to hold new talks to cut greenhouse gases, but it is not clear if the US is involved.
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Brazil nun 'shot in self-defence'

Friday 9th of December 2005, 22:24
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Brazil Brazil, United States United States

One of two men accused over the death of a US-born nun in Brazil tells a court he shot her in self-defence.
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BP could face US criminal charges

Friday 9th of December 2005, 22:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: March, Texas City

BP may face a US criminal probe into the explosion at its Texas City refinery last March in which 15 workers died.
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Hezbollah militant escapes blast

Friday 9th of December 2005, 23:25
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

A member of the Hezbollah militant movement escapes a bomb attack on his car in eastern Lebanon.
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Southern India braces for cyclone

Friday 9th of December 2005, 23:59
related countries: India India

People in India's Tamil Nadu are warned to move to shelters as a second cyclone in a week threatens them.
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