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What happend on December 25th 2006

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Pontiff celebrates Christmas Mass

Monday 25th of December 2006, 3:08
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

At Christmas midnight Mass in Rome, the Pope delivers a sermon focusing on children who are suffering.
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Ethiopia PM admits Somalia action

Monday 25th of December 2006, 4:44
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Somalia Somalia

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi gives a televised address in which he admits sending troops into Somalia.
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One killed in US mall shooting

Monday 25th of December 2006, 4:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida, Boynton Beach

A man is shot dead in a crowded shopping mall in Boynton Beach, Florida, on Christmas Eve.
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Germany suspends Sri Lankan aid

Monday 25th of December 2006, 5:47
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, Germany Germany

Germany says it has frozen aid to Sri Lanka because of the continuing violence in the country.
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Four prisoners executed in Japan

Monday 25th of December 2006, 5:54
related countries: Japan Japan

Four prisoners on death row in Japan have been executed, the country's justice ministry says.
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Army plan for India city peace

Monday 25th of December 2006, 7:25
related countries: India India

Authorities in Assam in India's north-east are set to deploy troops in the capital after a series of blasts.
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UK troops storm Iraqi police HQ

Monday 25th of December 2006, 7:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British forces in Basra storm an Iraqi police base, fearing 178 prisoners would be killed, a military spokesman says.
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Georgia in gas deal with Turkey

Monday 25th of December 2006, 9:25
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Georgia plans to buy 800 million cubic metres of gas from Turkey next year, almost half of its needs.
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Blast kills Sri Lankan policeman

Monday 25th of December 2006, 11:51
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

One policeman has died in a grenade attack near a church in north-western Sri Lanka, the defence ministry says.
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S Lanka rebels free ship crew

Monday 25th of December 2006, 13:52
related countries: Jordan Jordan, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Tamil Tiger rebels hand over the crew of a Jordanian ship captured in their stronghold in northern Sri Lanka.
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Caucasus gunmen 'put to flight'

Monday 25th of December 2006, 14:12
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Cherkessk

Russian forces storm an apartment in the southern town of Cherkessk where gunmen were holed up.
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Israel to ease West Bank passage

Monday 25th of December 2006, 14:25
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Israel says it will ease travel restrictions on Palestinians, including removing roadblocks in the West Bank.
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Ten killed in Baghdad car blast

Monday 25th of December 2006, 14:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Ten civilians are killed in a car bombing in a shopping area in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
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Spanish surgeon examines Castro

Monday 25th of December 2006, 15:30
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Spain Spain
related places: Havana, Castro

A leading Spanish surgeon is in Havana to examine ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro, Spain confirms.
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Sumatra flood rescue under way

Monday 25th of December 2006, 16:26
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

A big rescue operation is under way in Indonesia to help survivors of flash floods in northern Sumatra.
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Ethiopia attacks Somalia airports

Monday 25th of December 2006, 17:26
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Ethiopian jets strike two of Somalia's airports in a widening operation against Islamist forces.
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Bird flu kills Egyptian teenager

Monday 25th of December 2006, 17:55
related countries: Egypt Egypt

An 15-year-old girl in Egypt dies of bird flu, the ninth person in the country to die of the illness .
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UK troops storm Iraqi police HQ

Monday 25th of December 2006, 19:48
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British forces in Basra storm an Iraqi police base to rescue prisoners they feared would be killed.
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Jordan to host Palestinian talks

Monday 25th of December 2006, 21:31
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Palestinian PM Ismail Haniya has accepted an invitation to meet President Mahmoud Abbas in Jordan.
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Iran protests US arrests in Iraq

Monday 25th of December 2006, 22:09
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Iran protests at the arrest by US forces of two Iranians in Iraq, saying the men are diplomats.
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Fourth Test, day one as it happened

Monday 25th of December 2006, 22:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Melbourne

England are 44-2 at the end of the first day of the fourth Test after bowling England out for 159.
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Space telescope to hunt planets

Monday 25th of December 2006, 22:37
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, France France

The French-led Corot mission is due to launch from Kazakhstan on a quest to find planets outside our Solar System.
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