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What happend on December 17th 2006

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US releases anti-insurgency guide

Sunday 17th of December 2006, 2:07
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US military publishes its first manual on counter-insurgencies in 20 years, drawing on Iraq.
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Sri Lanka set NZ mammoth target

Sunday 17th of December 2006, 6:47
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand need 428 runs to win the second Test after Chamara Silva's century put Sri Lanka in charge.
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Live - Australia v England

Sunday 17th of December 2006, 7:12
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Perth

Alastair Cook is out for a century as England frustrate Australia on the fourth day of the third Ashes Test in Perth.
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Danish police arrest hundreds

Sunday 17th of December 2006, 7:25
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Danish police arrest more than 300 demonstrators as a protest against a youth centre closure turns violent.
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Nigeria party picks its candidate

Sunday 17th of December 2006, 7:32
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Abuja

Nigeria's governing party picks President Obasanjo's man as their candidate for next year's presidential poll.
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Pakistani wedding fire kills 22

Sunday 17th of December 2006, 7:53
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 22 women and children die after a fire breaks out in a wedding tent in Pakistan, police say.
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Aid workers kidnapped in Baghdad

Sunday 17th of December 2006, 9:38
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Gunmen kidnap many people from the Iraqi office of the Red Crescent aid agency in Baghdad.
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US parishes weigh Anglican split

Sunday 17th of December 2006, 9:47
related countries: United States United States

Two congregations are to announce whether they will leave the US Anglican Church in a row over gay clergy.
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Cricket: Australia kept waiting

Sunday 17th of December 2006, 9:50
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Alastair Cook hits a defiant century but Australia look set to regain the Ashes after England lose wickets late on day four in Perth.
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US welcomes Palestinian poll call

Sunday 17th of December 2006, 11:27
related countries: United States United States

The US and other countries back a call for early elections to end violence between Palestinian rivals.
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China awards huge nuclear deal

Sunday 17th of December 2006, 11:39
related countries: China China

Westinghouse, the nuclear-plant builder sold by BNFL, wins a billion-dollar contract to build reactors in China.
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Thousands join pro-Kremlin rally

Sunday 17th of December 2006, 12:11
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Tens of thousands of members of a pro-Kremlin youth group rally in the Russian capital, Moscow.
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Fifa lifts Iran international ban

Sunday 17th of December 2006, 12:44
related countries: Iran Iran

FIFA has lifted Iran's suspension from international football, making the nation eligible for next week's Asian Cup draw.
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Football: Brazilians sink Barca

Sunday 17th of December 2006, 12:51
related countries: Japan Japan, Botswana Botswana

Brazilian side Internacional beat Barcelona 1-0 in the Club World Cup final in Japan.
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Pay-out for child camel jockeys

Sunday 17th of December 2006, 13:31
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates says it will give $9m to former child camel jockeys who were employed in the country.
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Blair promises Iraq full support

Sunday 17th of December 2006, 13:56
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

UK prime minister Tony Blair pledges continuing support to the Iraqi government during a surprise trip to Baghdad.
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France cuts Afghan troop numbers

Sunday 17th of December 2006, 14:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, France France

France announces it will withdraw 200 special troops from eastern Afghanistan within the next few weeks.
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East Timor clash leaves man dead

Sunday 17th of December 2006, 15:43
related countries: East Timor East Timor
related places: Dili

A young man is killed and two others injured during clashes in East Timor's capital, Dili, UN police say.
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Sreesanth keeps India in command

Sunday 17th of December 2006, 16:20
related countries: South Africa South Africa, India India

South Africa struggle to 163-5 at close of play as India press for victory in the Johannesburg Test.
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Iran reformist regains influence

Sunday 17th of December 2006, 18:17
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's moderate ex-President Rafsanjani wins election to Iran's powerful clerical body, marking a surprise comeback.
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SA theatre legend murdered

Sunday 17th of December 2006, 19:10
related countries: South Africa South Africa

One of South Africa's best known theatre personalities is killed during an armed robbery at his Cape Town home.
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US church splits over sexuality

Sunday 17th of December 2006, 20:13
related countries: United States United States

Two Anglican congregations in the US vote to split from the Episcopal Church amid a row over homosexuality.
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