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What happend on December 19th 2006

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Nigeria opposition pick candidate

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 0:10
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's main opposition party selects a former military ruler as its candidate in April's polls.
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Medics await Libya court verdict

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 2:08
related countries: Libya Libya

A Libyan court is to deliver its verdict in the retrial of six foreign medics accused of infecting children with HIV.
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Venezuela head seeks party merger

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 4:47
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez wants to merge his coalition partners into a single party.
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Talks stall over N Korea demands

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 4:55
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

There was no progress on the first day of talks on North Korea's nuclear programme, the US chief negotiator says.
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US defence chief warns over Iraq

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 5:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

Robert Gates warns that failure in Iraq would be a "calamity" as he is sworn in as the new US defence chief.
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Ashes: Aussies aim for whitewash

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 6:50
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia stick with the same squad for the fourth Ashes Test, with Glenn McGrath saying a 5-0 sweep would be a "fitting result".
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Chinese city may limit migrants

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 7:31
related countries: China China
related places: Guangzhou

China's Guangzhou city may limit migrant workers because of "social problems" they bring, state media said.
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Japan interest rates stay on hold

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 7:46
related countries: Japan Japan

The Bank of Japan keeps interest rates on hold at 0.25%, after weak consumption and prices data.
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Peru leader seeks death penalty

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 7:52
related countries: Peru Peru

Peru's president urges MPs to impose the death penalty, after an attack by suspected rebels kills eight people.
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Cartoon legend Barbera dies

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 8:49
related countries: United States United States

Joseph Barbera, one half of the team that created The Flintstones and Scooby-Doo cartoons, dies, aged 95.
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Libya sentences medics to death

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 9:38
related countries: Libya Libya

Six foreign medics are sentenced to death in Libya for deliberately infecting hundreds of children with HIV.
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Thousands stranded by Air Madrid

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 9:45
related countries: Spain Spain

Efforts are being made to help up to 100,000 passengers stranded by the collapse of budget Spanish airline Air Madrid.
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Indian economy in 9.1% growth

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 10:18
related countries: India India

India's economy grew at an annual rate of 9.1% in the six months to September, the government says.
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Dozens 'drowned' off Senegal

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 10:18
related countries: Senegal Senegal, Spain Spain

At least 100 people are feared drowned trying to reach Spain's Canary Islands from Senegal in a boat.
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Bail extended for Bollywood star

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 10:23
related countries: India India

A court in India extends Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt's bail by two days.
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Libya sentences medics to death

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 10:34
related countries: Libya Libya

Six foreign medics are sentenced to death in Libya for deliberately infecting hundreds of children with HIV.
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Turkish writer cleared of insult

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 11:16
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish author Ipek Calislar is acquitted of insulting modern Turkey's founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
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Fresh clashes erupt in Gaza Strip

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 11:34
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

New clashes in Gaza between Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah put more pressure on a fragile truce.
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Kidnap girl grapples with freedom

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 11:44
related countries: Austria Austria

The Austrian teenager kidnapped and held captive for eight years says she is struggling to adjust to her new life.
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Iraq attacks reach record levels

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 12:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Attacks against troops and civilians in Iraq are at their highest level since 2004, a Pentagon report says.
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Janjaweed carry out Chad raid

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 12:01
related countries: Chad Chad

Almost 40 people are killed after a Janjaweed raid in eastern Chad in the past few days, say officials.
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Compulsory HIV tests for couples

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 13:10
related countries: India India

Officials in India's Andhra Pradesh state say an HIV test will soon be compulsory before marriage.
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Kyrgyzstan Cabinet resigns office

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 13:31
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz President Bakiyev accepts his government's resignation, paving the way for parliamentary elections.
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Tourists 'fuel Kenya's sex boom'

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 14:08
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Up to 30% of girls in some tourist resorts in Kenya are involved in the sex industry, a UN report says.
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Nigeria leader denies corruption

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 14:22
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's president denies claims by his deputy that he awarded contracts to his favourite aides and ministers.
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Libya sentences medics to death

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 14:22
related countries: Libya Libya

Six foreign medics are sentenced to death in Libya for deliberately infecting hundreds of children with HIV.
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Thais ease measures on currency

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 14:41
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand looks again at measures to prevent rises in the value of the baht after stocks plunge.
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Tamil Tigers kidnap 21 children

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 15:48
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka admit kidnapping at least 21 students in the east of the country.
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Kuwait not to pay citizens' debts

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 16:07
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait

Kuwait's parliament rejects a bill that would have seen the government write off its citizens' private debts.
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French bird flu scare evaporates

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 16:17
related countries: France France

Experts say asphyxiation probably caused the deaths of 4,000 chickens at a farm in north-eastern France.
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Afghanistan 'holds Pakistani spy'

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 16:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

President Karzai's office in Afghanistan says a Pakistani spy who worked with al-Qaeda has been arrested.
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Fumes kill Pacific storm victims

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 17:03
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States
related places: Carbon, Pacific

Carbon monoxide fumes kill eight people in the US and Canada after a storm leaves thousands without power.
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Sri Lanka tea strike called off

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 17:08
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan tea unions call off a two week strike which officials say brought the industry to a virtual standstill.
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Libya firm on HIV death sentences

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 17:10
related countries: Libya Libya

Libya rejects criticism over death sentences passed on a group of foreign medics for infecting children with HIV.
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US beauty queen to keep her title

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 17:15
related countries: United States United States

Donald Trump allows Miss USA to keep her title despite a series of accusations about her private life.
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IMF warns Zimbabwe

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 17:33
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Living conditions in Zimbabwe will worsen unless the government takes urgent action to stabilise the economy, the IMF says.
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Fish deal put forward in Brussels

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 17:33
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

EU officials table a compromise to cut cod catches by 25% but allow boats to spend longer at sea.
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Three test positive for polonium

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 17:49
related countries: Russia Russia

Three more people test positive for the substance said to have killed ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.
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Annan recalls Iraq envoy anguish

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 18:10
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Outgoing UN chief Kofi Annan says the death of his envoy to Iraq hit him almost as much as the loss of his twin sister.
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Colombia fighter gives testimony

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 18:14
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombian right-wing paramilitary commander Salvatore Mancuso testifies before a special tribunal.
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Chile MPs urge Pinochet monument

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 22:21
related countries: Chile Chile

A group of right-wing politicians in Chile proposes building monuments to former leader Augusto Pinochet.
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Nepal rebels threaten strikes

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 23:19
related countries: Nepal Nepal
related places: Kathmandu

Nepal's Maoist rebels call a two-day strike for the end of the year in protest at key government appointments.
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Delta rejects US Airways merger

Tuesday 19th of December 2006, 23:45
related countries: United States United States

Delta Air Lines officially rejects an $8bn (£4.05bn) merger with US Airways proposed last month.
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