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Turkey defends incursions in Iraq

Wednesday 19th of December 2007, 0:23
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Turkey Turkey

The Turkish military defends air strikes and a ground incursion into Iraq to target alleged PKK rebel positions.
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Zuma wins ANC leadership race

Wednesday 19th of December 2007, 1:53
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Jacob Zuma is strongly placed to be South Africa's next president after winning the leadership of the ruling ANC.
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Pentagon claims progress in Iraq

Wednesday 19th of December 2007, 2:09
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The latest Pentagon report on Iraq says the situation is continuing to improve but the handover is lagging.
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Australia to monitor whalers

Wednesday 19th of December 2007, 4:13
related countries: Japan Japan, Australia Australia

Australia is to send a patrol ship and aircraft to monitor the actions of Japan's whaling fleet off Antarctica.
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Argentina 'dirty war' sentences

Wednesday 19th of December 2007, 5:43
related countries: Argentina Argentina

An ex-army chief and seven other officials are sentenced for abuses during Argentina's military dictatorship.
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Dead fish surface on Indian river

Wednesday 19th of December 2007, 7:00
related countries: India India

Thousands of dead fish wash up in a river in the north-east Indian state of Assam river in recent days.
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Home demand fuels Japan growth

Wednesday 19th of December 2007, 7:12
related countries: Japan Japan

Domestic demand will fuel economic growth in Japan in the next financial year, its government says.
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Zuma's supporters celebrate win

Wednesday 19th of December 2007, 8:21
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Supporters of Jacob Zuma celebrate his election as leader of South Africa's governing ANC.
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China sex ring teachers convicted

Wednesday 19th of December 2007, 8:27
related countries: China China

Two teachers are handed the death penalty by a Chinese court for selling young girls into the sex trade.
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Pakistan train crash kills dozens

Wednesday 19th of December 2007, 10:23
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A crowded train derails in southern Pakistan, killing at least 56 people and injuring more than 120.
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Senior Maoist 'arrested' in India

Wednesday 19th of December 2007, 10:43
related countries: India India

A senior Maoist leader, Malla Raji Reddy, is arrested in the southern Indian state of Kerala, police say.
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'Fair' deal at fisheries summit

Wednesday 19th of December 2007, 10:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A "reasonable settlement" is reached in the annual European Union fisheries talks, says a UK minister.
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POW review for Bin Laden driver

Wednesday 19th of December 2007, 11:18
related countries: United States United States

A US military judge agrees to consider whether Osama Bin Laden's ex-driver, held at Guantanamo, is a prisoner of war.
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Fiji 'coup plotters' free on bail

Wednesday 19th of December 2007, 11:28
related countries: Fiji Fiji

Charges are downgraded against ten men accused of plotting to murder Fiji's military leader.
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France 'to take in' Farc rebels

Wednesday 19th of December 2007, 11:39
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Colombia Colombia

France says it is willing to take in Colombian Farc rebels if they are freed in exchange for hostages.
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Uruguay backs gay civil unions

Wednesday 19th of December 2007, 11:55
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay, United States United States
related places: Congress

Uruguay's Congress approves a bill which could make it the first Latin American country to allow civil unions.
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Somali 'child safety zones' call

Wednesday 19th of December 2007, 12:05
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The UN calls for the creation of safe zones in Somalia for about 1.5m children caught up in the conflict.
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Cricket: Lanka frustrate England

Wednesday 19th of December 2007, 12:07
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Galle

Mahela Jayawardene hits a Sri Lanka record 21st century as his side reach 384-6 on day two of the final Test in Galle.
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Belgium gets interim government

Wednesday 19th of December 2007, 12:09
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Belgium Belgium, France France

Belgium's Dutch and French parties form an emergency government, ending six months of deadlock.
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Cuban dissident calls for amnesty

Wednesday 19th of December 2007, 12:29
related countries: Cuba Cuba

A leading dissident asks Cuba's parliament for an amnesty for political prisoners, and to allow Cubans to travel freely.
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Israel considers new settlement

Wednesday 19th of December 2007, 13:25
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel examines plans for a new settlement in East Jerusalem, an area considered occupied land.
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Top Pakistani artist 'murdered'

Wednesday 19th of December 2007, 14:00
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

One of Pakistan's top artists, Gulgee, is found dead at his home in what police say is part of a triple murder.
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EADS sells six Airbus factories

Wednesday 19th of December 2007, 14:17
related countries: France France, Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Airbus parent EADS says it is selling off six plants to French, British and German companies.
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Putin named 'Person of the Year'

Wednesday 19th of December 2007, 14:28
related countries: Russia Russia

Time Magazine names Russian President Vladimir Putin as its 'Person of the Year'.
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France Guantanamo five convicted

Wednesday 19th of December 2007, 15:05
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Five French ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees are convicted of links to terrorism by a court in Paris.
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Darfur peace force 'set to fail'

Wednesday 19th of December 2007, 15:43
related countries: Sudan Sudan

The hybrid UN-African peace force due to deploy in weeks to Darfur in Sudan is "being set up to fail", a report warns.
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EU wants CO2 fine on carmakers

Wednesday 19th of December 2007, 16:02
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's Angela Merkel denounces EU plans to fine carmakers that do not meet carbon dioxide emission caps.
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US presses for Lebanon solution

Wednesday 19th of December 2007, 16:40
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, United States United States

A US envoy holds further talks with political leaders in Lebanon trying to bring an end to the presidential crisis.
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Lee wins South Korea's election

Wednesday 19th of December 2007, 16:56
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Lee Myung-bak claims victory in South Korea's presidential elections, despite being dogged by corruption claims.
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Electric shocks for Indian pupils

Wednesday 19th of December 2007, 17:01
related countries: India India

A secondary school teacher in India is arrested for disciplining unruly pupils with electric shocks.
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'No revenge' call after Zuma win

Wednesday 19th of December 2007, 17:25
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Zuma

Left-wing supporters of South Africa's new ANC leader Jacob Zuma appeal for unity after an acrimonious party poll.
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Uganda leader to get second jet

Wednesday 19th of December 2007, 17:26
related countries: Uganda Uganda

A Ugandan parliamentary committee endorses a proposal to buy a second private jet for the president.
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Outrage at Angola actor shooting

Wednesday 19th of December 2007, 18:14
related countries: Angola Angola

Angola's interior minister expresses "indignation" after police killed actors mistaking them for armed robbers.
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Hunt on for escaped TB patients

Wednesday 19th of December 2007, 19:40
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa alerts police after patients with incurable and infectious tuberculosis escape from hospital.
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UN fails to break Kosovo impasse

Wednesday 19th of December 2007, 20:39
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Kosovo

UN Security Council talks fail to bridge the gap between the West and Russia over the future of Kosovo.
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Guantanamo three detained in UK

Wednesday 19th of December 2007, 23:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Three British residents held by the US at Guantanamo Bay are detained after arriving back in the UK.
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