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What happend on December 5th 2006

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Royal accused of Mid-East 'gaffe'

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 0:59
related countries: France France

French socialist Segolene Royal brushes over criticism during her first overseas trip as presidential candidate.
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US plans base on Moon

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 1:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moon

Nasa says it will start building a permanent base on the Moon after astronauts return there in 2020.
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Canadians to deport 'Russian spy'

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 2:04
related countries: Canada Canada, Russia Russia

Canada is to deport a suspected Russian spy after the man admitted he was not Canadian and had been there illegally.
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Shia leader stresses Iraq's role

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 2:35
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A senior Iraqi Shia leader tells the US president attempts to solve Iraq's problems must not sidestep Baghdad.
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Live - Australia v England

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 5:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia are cruising to a victory on the final day of the second Ashes Test after England capitulate.
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Fiji's PM is 'under house arrest'

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 5:30
related countries: Fiji Fiji

The prime minister of Fiji says he is under house arrest but refuses to resign as the military attempts a coup.
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India's Sensex hits record high

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 6:30
related countries: India India

India's main stock index, the Sensex, hits another record high and breaks the 14,000 points barrier.
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Icahn 'sells most of KT&G stake'

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 7:36
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

US billionaire Carl Icahn has sold most of his stake in Korean tobacco and ginseng firm KT&G, reports say.
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Cricket: England crash to defeat

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 8:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Australia Australia
related places: Adelaide

Australia win the second Ashes Test by six wickets and go 2-0 up in the series after bowling England out for 129.
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Pollution 'reducing rice harvest'

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 8:40
related countries: India India

Pollution-laden clouds may be partly to blame for India's dwindling rice harvests, according to research.
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India's Sensex hits record high

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 8:58
related countries: India India

India's main stock index, the Sensex, hits another record high and breaks the 14,000 points barrier.
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Darfur leader makes Sudan threat

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 9:21
related countries: Sudan Sudan

A former Darfur rebel leader, who joined Sudan's government, says he could leave because of continued violence.
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Hong Kong drops sales tax plans

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 9:37
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

The Hong Kong government drops plans to introduce a new sales tax in the face of public opposition.
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AWB loses hold after Iraq probe

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 9:53
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Australia Australia

Australia's wheat exporter AWB is to temporarily lose its monopoly over wheat exports after a report into bribes.
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No majority after Mauritania poll

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 9:58
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

Results from a second round of voting in Mauritania's parliamentary elections show no party has a majority.
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Gunfight at US embassy in Yemen

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 10:00
related countries: Yemen Yemen, United States United States

A gunman is wounded in an exchange of fire with security forces outside the US embassy in Sanaa.
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Russia upgrades nuclear missiles

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 10:31
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia says it is deploying a mobile version of its most important long-range nuclear missile.
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Ex-Liberian ministers in court

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 10:31
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Three ex-ministers in Liberia's transitional government are charged with stealing millions of dollars of public funds.
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Bosnian gun lottery scheme ends

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 10:35
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

A UN scheme to get Bosnians to trade in their illegal weapons for lottery tickets finishes.
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New UN envoy for northern Uganda

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 10:40
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Ex-Mozambique President Chissano is named as the UN envoy to try and save Uganda's peace process.
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Fiji military chief stages coup

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 10:45
related countries: Fiji Fiji

Fiji's military chief says he has taken over government and dismissed elected Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase.
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Police tear-gas Kenyatta protest

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 10:59
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Police in Kenya fire tear gas to disperse hundreds of supporters of ex-opposition leader Uhuru Kenyatta.
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Chavez victory to be proclaimed

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 12:08
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Hugo Chavez is due to be declared the winner of Venezuela's presidential poll in a ceremony.
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German painter wins Turner Prize

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 12:11
related countries: Germany Germany

Artist Tomma Abts becomes the first woman painter to win the Turner Prize in its 22-year history.
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Cricket: Pakistan duo win appeal

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 12:13
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan fast bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif have their doping bans overturned.
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China Aids patients win damages

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 12:30
related countries: China China

China is to compensate 19 people who caught HIV from a hospital blood transfusion, in a landmark case.
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Finland ratifies EU constitution

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 13:11
related countries: Finland Finland

Finland becomes the latest country to ratify the European constitution, as its EU presidency draws to a close.
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Ex-minister gets life for murder

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 14:04
related countries: India India

Former Indian cabinet minister Shibu Soren receives a life sentence for murdering his private secretary.
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Row erupts over Israeli textbooks

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 14:51
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's education minister says schoolbooks should show the pre-1967 borders, sparking fierce right-wing criticism.
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Pinochet over the worst - doctor

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 15:07
related countries: Chile Chile

Chile's ex-leader Augusto Pinochet is over the worst stage after his heart attack on Sunday, his doctor says.
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Zambia opposition leader arrested

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 15:17
related countries: Zambia Zambia

Zambian opposition leader Michael Sata is arrested in connection with an election asset declaration.
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Fiji military coup is denounced

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 15:23
related countries: Fiji Fiji

The coup in Fiji brings international condemnation and the threat of suspension from the Commonwealth.
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Dozens killed in Peru bus crash

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 15:30
related countries: Peru Peru

A bus plunges into a ravine in a remote area of south-eastern Peru, killing at least 50 people.
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Vietnam lashed by tropical storm

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 17:00
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Tropical Storm Durian kills at least 47 people in Vietnam, after causing havoc in the Philippines.
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'No extradition' in Russian probe

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 17:15
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Moscow, London

Officers investigating the death of ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko pursue inquiries in London and Moscow.
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Musharraf pushes Kashmir plan

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 17:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India
related places: Kashmir

President Musharraf suggests Pakistan would give up its claim to Kashmir if India accepts his peace plan.
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Spain reopens Iraq media killing

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 17:47
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Spain Spain
related places: Baghdad

The brothers of a Spanish cameraman killed in Baghdad back a lawsuit against Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar.
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Beirut funeral for Shia protester

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 18:06
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

Hundreds of mourners attend the Beirut funeral of a Lebanese anti-government protester killed on Sunday.
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Spain, Senegal in migrant deal

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 19:44
related countries: Senegal Senegal

Spain and Senegal sign a series of measures to curb illegal migration to Canary Islands.
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Iraq PM sets reconciliation talks

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 20:01
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi leaders are to meet this month to agree to end sectarian killings, says Prime Minister Nouri Maliki.
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Thousands flee DR Congo fighting

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 20:04
related countries: Uganda Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Thousands of Congolese reportedly flee to Uganda as a renegade general and DR Congo's army clash.
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US 'not winning conflict in Iraq'

Tuesday 5th of December 2006, 22:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Senate

US Defence Secretary nominee Robert Gates tells his confirmation hearing the US is not winning the war in Iraq.
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