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What happend on December 22nd 2007

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Fujimori 'regrets' rights abuses

Saturday 22nd of December 2007, 0:53
related countries: Peru Peru

Peru's ex-President Alberto Fujimori voices regret over abuses committed under his rule but denies ordering them.
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Chavez proposes oil barter scheme

Saturday 22nd of December 2007, 2:32
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Cuba Cuba

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez offers neighbouring states the option to pay for oil with local produce.
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Raided Brazil museum 'uninsured'

Saturday 22nd of December 2007, 4:34
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A Brazilian museum where two prized paintings were stolen this week admits its collection is not insured.
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Warning over Pentagon funding

Saturday 22nd of December 2007, 5:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates warns the Pentagon could be running out of money for Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Court row over CIA tape inquiry

Saturday 22nd of December 2007, 6:06
related countries: United States United States

A US federal judge considers a call to probe the CIA's deletion of interrogation tapes of two al-Qaeda suspects.
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Papua hit by earthquake

Saturday 22nd of December 2007, 8:56
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia, United States United States

Indonesia's eastern province of Papua is hit by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake, the US Geological Survey says.
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China jails five over mine blast

Saturday 22nd of December 2007, 10:08
related countries: China China

A Chinese court jails a mine-owner and four employees over a 2005 blast which killed 171 people in Heilongjiang.
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Sri Lanka seal series win

Saturday 22nd of December 2007, 10:37
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Galle

England draw the final Test against Sri Lanka in Galle but lose the series 1-0.
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Fifth day Third Test as it happened

Saturday 22nd of December 2007, 10:39
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Galle

England draw the final Test against Sri Lanka in Galle but they lose the series 1-0.
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Sarkozy warns of Taleban threat

Saturday 22nd of December 2007, 11:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, France France
related places: Kabul

French President Nicolas Sarkozy says Afghanistan must not fall back into the hands of extremist groups.
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Lethal avalanche hits Tajik road

Saturday 22nd of December 2007, 11:34
related countries: Tajikistan Tajikistan
related places: Dushanbe

An avalanche on a road linking the Tajik capital Dushanbe with the second city kills 15 people, police say.
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Australia in Afghan commitment

Saturday 22nd of December 2007, 14:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, France France, Aruba Aruba
related places: Kabul

Australia's new PM Kevin Rudd visits Kabul to pledge support, hours after French leader Nicolas Sarkozy also visits.
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'Four held' over Pakistan bombing

Saturday 22nd of December 2007, 14:41
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar

Pakistani police arrest four people in connection with a bombing that killed at least 50 people, local media say.
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Iraq warning over Sunni patrols

Saturday 22nd of December 2007, 15:03
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US-backed mainly Sunni patrols must be integrated into the security forces, Iraq's defence minister warns.
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Stricken US ship pilot 'novice'

Saturday 22nd of December 2007, 16:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Alaska

The navigator of a ship that ran aground off Alaska was only 22 and had no knowledge of the area, a report says.
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Sixteen die in Nile ferry sinking

Saturday 22nd of December 2007, 17:47
related countries: Egypt Egypt

At least 16 people die when a minibus falls off a ferry crossing the River Nile, Egyptian police say.
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Aid plan for India's 33m widows

Saturday 22nd of December 2007, 22:28
related countries: India India

India outlines an ambitious programme aiming to help women overcome the stigma of losing their husband.
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Hunt for Tajik avalanche victims

Saturday 22nd of December 2007, 22:32
related countries: Tajikistan Tajikistan

Rescuers in Tajikistan try to reach people trapped by an avalanche that killed at least 16 people.
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Cricket: England 'will improve'

Saturday 22nd of December 2007, 23:07
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, New Zealand New Zealand, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Captain Michael Vaughan believes England will be stronger for their forthcoming tour of New Zealand after their defeat in Sri Lanka.
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Turkey in fresh Iraq air strikes

Saturday 22nd of December 2007, 23:12
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Turkey Turkey

Turkey launches fresh air strikes against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, the Turkish military says.
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Chad kidnap accused 'were duped'

Saturday 22nd of December 2007, 23:27
related countries: France France, Chad Chad

One of the French aid workers in Chad who denies abducting children tells a court that intermediaries misled them.
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