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US marine guilty of Iraq killing

Friday 14th of December 2007, 0:38
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A US marine is convicted of killing an Iraqi soldier he was on patrol with in the Iraqi city of Falluja.
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Bid to kidnap Uribe sons 'foiled'

Friday 14th of December 2007, 2:22
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Uribe

A plot by Colombian left-wing rebels to kidnap President Uribe's sons has been foiled, Colombian police say.
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Ministers meet for Afghan talks

Friday 14th of December 2007, 5:16
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ministers from countries with troops in south Afghanistan are to meet in Scotland to discuss the country's future.
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India accident kills at least 19

Friday 14th of December 2007, 5:50
related countries: India India

At least 19 people die after a school bus collides with a train at a railway crossing in northern India, officials say.
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Refugee chief visits Congo crisis

Friday 14th of December 2007, 6:39
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

UN refugee chief Antonio Guterres is set to visit the conflict-torn east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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India school opens after shooting

Friday 14th of December 2007, 7:01
related countries: India India

Students return to a school in India where two teenage boys allegedly killed their classmate.
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Friday 14th of December 2007, 7:35
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Brazil Brazil

Brazil and Venezuela pledge closer ties on trade and energy, including the building of a new refinery together.
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Rugby: Deans new Wallabies boss

Friday 14th of December 2007, 8:45
related countries: Aruba Aruba

New Zealander Robbie Deans is appointed as the first non-Australian coach of the Wallabies.
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Chad sets date for kidnap trial

Friday 14th of December 2007, 8:57
related countries: France France, Chad Chad

A court in Chad sets a date for the trial of six French nationals charged with trying to kidnap 103 children.
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Ethiopia denies Somalia bombing

Friday 14th of December 2007, 9:43
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

Ethiopia rejects charges it bombed a Mogadishu market on Thursday, as clashes continue.
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US baseball 'rife' with drug use

Friday 14th of December 2007, 10:14
related countries: United States United States

Dozens of baseball players are linked to banned substances in a report that alleges a serious drug culture.
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New Jersey scraps death penalty

Friday 14th of December 2007, 10:24
related countries: United States United States

Lawmakers in New Jersey vote to abolish the death penalty, making it the first US state to do so in more than 40 years.
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Kenya poll media bias condemned

Friday 14th of December 2007, 10:26
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's state-run broadcaster is accused of bias in favour of President Mwai Kibaki in its election coverage.
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UK army 'loses battalion' to drugs

Friday 14th of December 2007, 10:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK army last year sacked more than 700 troops, or the equivalent of a battalion, for drug use, a report says.
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No accord on Korea fishing zone

Friday 14th of December 2007, 10:43
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North and South Korea fail to reach an agreement on the boundaries of a proposed shared fishing zone.
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US Senate backs car fuel bill

Friday 14th of December 2007, 10:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Senate

An energy bill requiring greater fuel efficiency in US cars and trucks has been passed by the Senate.
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US House rejects water-boarding

Friday 14th of December 2007, 11:44
related countries: United States United States

The House of Representatives backs a bill which would ban the use of harsh interrogation techniques by the CIA.
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Japan deadlock over US warships

Friday 14th of December 2007, 12:36
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's government extends the parliamentary session in an effort to win approval of a controversial navy bill.
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Fatah official detained in Gaza

Friday 14th of December 2007, 12:51
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

A senior adviser to the Palestinian prime minister is detained by Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
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Vietnam-to-China road to be built

Friday 14th of December 2007, 13:37
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam, China China

Vietnam will get a $1.1bn (£542m) loan from the Asian Development Bank to build a highway to mainland China.
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Sri Lanka avoids early election

Friday 14th of December 2007, 14:36
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan government of President Rajapaksa survives a budget vote that could have triggered an early poll.
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Al-Qaeda tape rejects Annapolis

Friday 14th of December 2007, 15:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Annapolis

Arab states betrayed the Palestinians by attending a US conference, says an al-Qaeda leader in a taped message.
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Asian outcry over Dutch adoption

Friday 14th of December 2007, 15:25
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, North Korea North Korea

A Dutch diplomat denies trying to "get rid" of his adopted South Korean daughter after putting her in foster care.
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US winter storm heads north-east

Friday 14th of December 2007, 16:08
related countries: United States United States

A severe winter storm that has covered central US states in ice dumps snow over north-eastern areas.
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Musharraf takes nuclear control

Friday 14th of December 2007, 16:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

President Musharraf takes control of Pakistan's nuclear weapons away from the prime minister.
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Hajj pilgrims stranded in Africa

Friday 14th of December 2007, 17:03
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Thousands of African pilgrims heading for the annual Muslim pilgrimage, the Hajj in Saudi Arabia, are stranded.
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Belarus backs Russia on missiles

Friday 14th of December 2007, 17:06
related countries: Belarus Belarus, Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Moscow

Belarus says it will back Russia if the US overrides Moscow's objections to building new missile bases in Europe.
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Football: Capello gets England job

Friday 14th of December 2007, 17:09
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom, Spain Spain
related places: Roma

Italian Fabio Capello signs a four-and-a-half year deal to become the new England manager.
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Iraqi oil exceeds pre-war output

Friday 14th of December 2007, 17:31
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi oil output is now back above the levels seen before the 2003 invasion, says the International Energy Agency.
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N Korea replies to Bush's letter

Friday 14th of December 2007, 17:31
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea replies to President Bush's letter to Kim Jong-il, vowing to honour its pledge on a nuclear deal.
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Bush hopes for new baseball era

Friday 14th of December 2007, 17:38
related countries: United States United States

US President George W Bush says he hopes a major report will help end the illegal use of steroids in baseball.
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Argentine cyanide family arrested

Friday 14th of December 2007, 17:40
related countries: Argentina Argentina

The wife and adult children of an Argentine officer convicted of rights abuses are held after his death by cyanide.
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Lebanon mourns slain army chief

Friday 14th of December 2007, 18:31
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

The funeral for Gen Francois al-Hajj, who was assassinated on Wednesday, is held in the Lebanese capital, Beirut.
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Sweden denies Mogadishu conflict

Friday 14th of December 2007, 18:44
related countries: Sweden Sweden, Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

Sweden rejects asylum seekers from Mogadishu, Somalia, saying there is no armed conflict there.
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US election polltracker

Friday 14th of December 2007, 18:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Republican, Democrat

Chart how the main Republican and Democrat contenders are faring in the polls ahead of the first key primary.
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EU offers Serbia deal on Kosovo

Friday 14th of December 2007, 19:27
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro, Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

EU leaders offer to speed up Serbia's membership in the bloc in a deal linked to the breakaway region of Kosovo.
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US 'serial killer' gets 438 years

Friday 14th of December 2007, 20:38
related countries: United States United States

A US court sentences a suspected serial killer to 438 years in jail for sexual assaults against two sisters.
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DR Congo rebel 'ready for peace'

Friday 14th of December 2007, 22:33
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

DR Congo's rebel leader Laurent Nkunda says he is ready for a political solution to the conflict in the east.
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UK loses Iran group appeal

Friday 14th of December 2007, 23:42
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ministers are refused leave to appeal against a decision ordering it to take an Iranian opposition group off its list of banned terror organisations.
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Climate talks 'on brink' of deal

Friday 14th of December 2007, 23:45
related countries: United States United States

Talks at the UN climate summit in Bali are adjourned, with a deal on cutting carbon emissions reportedly 'close'.
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US Senate passes Iraq funds bill

Friday 14th of December 2007, 23:48
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US Senate authorises more spending for the Iraq war, without tying the bill to a troop withdrawal timetable.
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