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What happend on December 30th 2006

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Saddam's execution 'is imminent'

Saturday 30th of December 2006, 2:13
related countries: United States United States

Final arrangements are being made for the execution of Saddam Hussein, which now appears imminent.
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'Dirty War' witness safe and well

Saturday 30th of December 2006, 2:28
related countries: Argentina Argentina

A man who testified he was tortured by Argentina's military junta is found three days after going missing.
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Car bomb blast at Madrid airport

Saturday 30th of December 2006, 10:28
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

A car bomb explodes in the car park of Madrid's Barajas Airport, slightly injuring two police officers.
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Submarine tragedy inquiry starts

Saturday 30th of December 2006, 10:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Devon

An inquiry is under way into how two American submarine crew members fell overboard in Devon and later died.
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Car bomb in southern Iraq town

Saturday 30th of December 2006, 11:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A car bombing in a market in the southern Iraqi city of Kufa kills at least 31 people and injures 45.
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Gaddafi rejects release of medics

Saturday 30th of December 2006, 11:28
related countries: Libya Libya

Libya's leader rejects calls for the release of foreign medics sentenced to death for infecting children with Aids.
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Car bomb blast at Madrid airport

Saturday 30th of December 2006, 13:09
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

Spanish authorities blame Basque separatists for a car bomb in the car park of Madrid's Barajas Airport.
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Cricket: South Africa beat India

Saturday 30th of December 2006, 13:42
related countries: India India

South Africa beat India by 174 runs in Durban to level their series at 1-1.
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Indonesian ship 'sinks in storm'

Saturday 30th of December 2006, 14:41
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Hundreds of people are feared dead after a ship sank in a storm off the Indonesian coast.
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Indian police discover 15 skulls

Saturday 30th of December 2006, 14:50
related countries: India India
related places: New Delhi

Indian police find 15 skulls in a New Delhi suburb as local residents express anger about their missing children.
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Saddam Hussein executed in Iraq

Saturday 30th of December 2006, 15:24
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's former leader Saddam Hussein is hanged for crimes against humanity at a secure facility in northern Baghdad.
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Hajj pilgrims 'stone the devil'

Saturday 30th of December 2006, 16:07
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Muslim pilgrims performing the Hajj in Saudi Arabia take part in a ritual seen as the stoning of the devil.
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Ethiopians chase Somali Islamists

Saturday 30th of December 2006, 16:31
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Somalia Somalia

Ethiopian tanks backing Somali forces advance towards the port stronghold of Somalia's Islamist fighters.
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Spanish PM suspends Eta dialogue

Saturday 30th of December 2006, 19:19
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

Spain's PM says he is halting moves to begin dialogue with Basque separatist group Eta after a Madrid airport blast.
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Belarus claims gas dispute deal

Saturday 30th of December 2006, 21:45
related countries: Belarus Belarus, Russia Russia

Belarus says it has reached a deal with Russia over a gas price row but energy giant Gazprom denies this.
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Saddam death 'ends dark chapter'

Saturday 30th of December 2006, 22:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's PM hails Saddam Hussein's execution, but it also sparks protests among Sunni communities.
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Castro issues New Year's message

Saturday 30th of December 2006, 22:32
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba's President Castro says his recovery from surgery will be "a long process", in his New Year message.
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Stars turn out for Brown funeral

Saturday 30th of December 2006, 22:42
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Michael Jackson and Don King join fans to pay last respects to soul star James Brown at his funeral in Georgia.
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Spanish woman 'is oldest mother'

Saturday 30th of December 2006, 22:55
related countries: Spain Spain

A 67-year-old Spanish woman gives birth to twins, becoming the oldest mother ever, doctors say.
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Kabila appoints DR Congo premier

Saturday 30th of December 2006, 23:57
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

DR Congo's newly elected President Joseph Kabila names a former opposition figure as prime minister.
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