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What happend on December 12th 2007

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Fujimori jailed for abusing power

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 0:11
related countries: Peru Peru

Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori is sentenced to six years in prison for abuse of power.
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Mexican 'cannibal' kills himself

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 0:39
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A Mexican accused of murdering his girlfriend and eating her body parts is found dead in his prison cell.
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Algiers bomb shatters UN office

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 1:37
related countries: Algeria Algeria

The UN confirms 10 of its staff are among 26 people killed in a double car bombing in Algeria's capital, Algiers.
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UK to set out Afghan strategy

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 2:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The prime minister is to outline his long-term strategy for Afghanistan, following his visit to the country.
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Aborigine rape official suspended

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 4:43
related countries: Australia Australia

The prosecutor in a child gang rape trial which shocked Australia is suspended as an inquiry is launched.
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Canada pig farm killer sentenced

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 5:27
related countries: Canada Canada

Pig farmer Robert Pickton, feared to be one of Canada's most prolific killers, is jailed for life for six murders.
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US students hurt in bus shooting

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 5:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Las Vegas

Two students are critically injured and four others hurt in a shooting as they left a bus in Las Vegas, police say.
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UN review after Algiers bombing

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 5:32
related countries: Algeria Algeria
related places: Algiers

The UN orders a security review after a bomb in Algiers marks the deadliest attack on its offices since 2003.
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Wife charged with pastor murder

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 7:23
related countries: Philippines Philippines, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The wife of a British clergyman is reportedly charged with his murder in the Philippines.
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Somali pirates free Japan tanker

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 8:06
related countries: Somalia Somalia, Japan Japan

A Japanese chemical tanker and its crew are freed by Somali pirates after being held for six weeks.
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Russia begins arms treaty freeze

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 8:19
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia implements its decision to suspend a key Cold War treaty limiting troops and weapons in Europe.
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General jailed for Sarajevo siege

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 9:43
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
related places: Sarajevo

A former Bosnian Serb general is jailed for 33 years for attacks on civilians during the siege of Sarajevo.
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Canada MPs to end isotope crisis

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 9:47
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian MPs pass an emergency bill to reopen a nuclear reactor that supplies medical isotopes worldwide.
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Key militant on trial in Jakarta

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 10:21
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Jakarta

The self-proclaimed military leader of Jemaah Islamiah, Abu Dujana, goes on trial in Indonesia.
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Arctic summers ice-free 'by 2013'

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 10:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arctic

Scientists present one of the most dramatic forecasts for the disappearance of Arctic summer sea-ice.
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Boys remanded over India shooting

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 10:51
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Two teenage Indian boys are remanded in custody accused of killing a classmate at a school near Delhi.
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Pakistan media curbs criticised

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 11:04
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Journalists in Pakistan accuse the state media watchdog of trying to censor coverage ahead of January elections.
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US bid to stop Burma gems

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 11:04
related countries: Burma Burma, United States United States
related places: Congress

World leaders must impose tougher sanctions on Burma's military rulers, US President George W Bush says.
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Cricket: India draw to win series

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 11:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India
related places: Bangalore

India draw the third and final Test with Pakistan in Bangalore to claim a first home series win for 29 years against their fiercest rivals.
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Italy truck strike causes chaos

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 11:49
related countries: Italy Italy

A third day of protests by Italy's truck drivers over working conditions leads to fuel and food shortages.
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Emiratis jailed for raping youth

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 11:56
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, France France

A Dubai court jails two men for the kidnap and sexual assault of a French-Swiss teenager.
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Swiss MPs reject far-right leader

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 12:51
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss MPs force far-right leader Christoph Blocher from his cabinet seat, despite his party's success in polls.
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Congolese flee as rebels advance

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 12:54
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
related places: Sake

Thousands of people flee the eastern town of Sake in DR Congo as rebels advance towards UN forces.
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Emerging giants in telecom boom

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 13:06
related countries: India India, Russia Russia, Brazil Brazil, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Brazil, India, China and Russia are driving global telecoms growth, a report by UK watchdog Ofcom suggests.
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Results confirm Howard seat loss

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 13:12
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Howard

Former Prime Minister John Howard has lost his seat in Australia's parliament, official results confirm.
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Cricket: India pick Singh for tour

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 13:25
related countries: India India, Australia Australia

India name uncapped seamer Pankaj Singh in their 16-man squad for the four-Test series in Australia.
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Guatemala tightens adoption rules

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 14:52
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

Guatemala's Congress passes a new law that it hopes will tighten adoption rules in the country.
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Israeli mayor quits over rockets

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 14:55
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

An Israeli mayor resigns over what he says is the inability of the government to stop rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.
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Triple car bombs hit south Iraq

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 14:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq

At least 39 people are killed and more than 100 hurt in a triple car bombing in the southern Iraqi city of Amara.
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Afghan battle being won - Brown

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 15:16
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Gordon Brown rules out talks with the Taleban, saying the coalition is "isolating and eliminating" its leadership.
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Blast kills Lebanon army general

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 15:44
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

A prominent Lebanese army general is killed in a car bomb attack on the outskirts of the capital, Beirut.
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Nigerian ex-oil governor arrested

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 16:41
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's anti-corruption agency arrests former Delta State Governor James Ibori, on allegations of corruption.
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Russia to lift ban on Polish meat

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 17:13
related countries: Poland Poland, Russia Russia

Russia agrees to lift a two-year-old ban on Polish meat imports it imposed on health grounds.
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Kasparov quits presidential race

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 17:29
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian opposition figure and former chess star Garry Kasparov abandons plans to run for the presidency.
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Chinese children die in jade rush

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 17:57
related countries: China China
related places: Xinjiang

Three children are buried alive while searching for valuable white jade in China's Xinjiang province, official media says.
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Russia to limit British Council

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 18:03
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russia tells the British Council to suspend the work of its two offices outside Moscow by the start of 2008.
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Difficult start to Mid-East talks

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 18:12
related countries: Israel Israel

Israelis and Palestinians trade recriminations in their first detailed peace talks in almost seven years.
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Tanzania Hajj pilgrims stranded

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 18:14
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Tanzania Tanzania

About 1,000 Muslim pilgrims remain stranded in Tanzania, a day before the deadline to reach Saudi Arabia.
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Plague of rats hits Indian state

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 18:27
related countries: India India

Authorities in India's north-eastern Mizoram state boost wages to rural workers hit by a plague of rats.
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Afghan women make call for peace

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 18:39
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

About 1,000 Afghan women hold unprecedented meetings around the war-torn country to call for peace.
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Leaders condemn Lebanon bomb

Wednesday 12th of December 2007, 20:09
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanon's main political factions condemn a bomb attack which killed a general slated to become army chief.
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