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What happend on December 8th 2007

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Germany Scientology ban nearer

Saturday 8th of December 2007, 1:39
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's interior ministers call the Church of Scientology unconstitutional, clearing the way for a possible ban.
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US gun teen note released

Saturday 8th of December 2007, 1:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Nebraska

Police release a suicide note from the US teenager who killed eight people at a Nebraska shopping mall.
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Democrats call for CIA tape probe

Saturday 8th of December 2007, 4:49
related countries: United States United States

US Democrats call for the CIA's destruction of tapes showing harsh interrogation methods to be investigated.
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S Korea oil slick reaches shore

Saturday 8th of December 2007, 7:41
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Oil from a holed tanker reaches South Korea's coastline in the country's worst ever spillage.
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Gunmen kill Bhutto's supporters

Saturday 8th of December 2007, 8:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Bhutto

Gunmen in Pakistan kill three supporters of former PM Benazir Bhutto, in the run-up to January polls, police say.
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Iran threatens Mid-East, US says

Saturday 8th of December 2007, 8:35
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US defence secretary says Iran threatens the Middle East, and may have resumed a nuclear arms programme.
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Severe cyclone skirts Fiji island

Saturday 8th of December 2007, 10:41
related countries: Fiji Fiji

Fiji's second-largest island braces for flooding as Cyclone Daman lashes it with hurricane force winds.
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Pakistan hunting Swat militants

Saturday 8th of December 2007, 11:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Swat

Pakistani troops pursue a pro-Taleban cleric's supporters after a major operation to clear the Swat valley.
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Countdown to Kosovan independence

Saturday 8th of December 2007, 11:58
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Allan Little explains how dreams of a greater Serbia will finally end with independence for Kosovo.
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Fragile success for US Iraq surge

Saturday 8th of December 2007, 11:58
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Mark Urban in Baghdad finds a mood of gathering optimism on his second trip embedded with US troops in Iraq.
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Cricket: Batsmen hurt Pakistan

Saturday 8th of December 2007, 12:02
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India

Yuvraj Singh smashes 169 and Sourav Ganguly 125 not out as India reach 365-5 on day one of the third Test against Pakistan.
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Fallon fails drugs test in France

Saturday 8th of December 2007, 12:29
related countries: France France

Kieren Fallon's lawyer confirms newspaper reports the jockey tested positive for a banned substance while racing in France.
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UK Guantanamo four to be freed

Saturday 8th of December 2007, 14:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Four of the five British residents being held at Guantanamo Bay are to be released, the BBC learns.
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French workers in Chad protest

Saturday 8th of December 2007, 15:13
related countries: France France, Chad Chad

Six French charity workers accused of trying to fly children out of Chad start a hunger strike, a source says.
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EU host hails 'summit of equals'

Saturday 8th of December 2007, 15:46
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: Lisbon

EU and African leaders hold what is called a "summit of equals", though Zimbabwe is singled out for criticism.
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Al-Qaeda suspects in Iraq killed

Saturday 8th of December 2007, 16:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US military in Iraq says it has killed 12 suspected al-Qaeda operatives and detained 13 others in raids.
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Hatton fired up for Vegas clash

Saturday 8th of December 2007, 16:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Ricky Hatton insists he is ready to defy his underdog status and beat Floyd Mayweather in the fight of the decade.
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DRC army advances on rebels

Saturday 8th of December 2007, 17:40
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Fighting has intensified in eastern DR Congo as the army pushes further into territory held by dissident Gen Nkunda.
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Lee film sweeps Taiwan 'Oscars'

Saturday 8th of December 2007, 17:47
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Ang Lee's controversial drama Lust, Caution wins a host of prizes at the Golden Horse awards in Taiwan.
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EU increases pressure on Zimbabwe

Saturday 8th of December 2007, 20:30
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, Germany Germany

The German chancellor condemns oppression in Zimbabwe, as Robert Mugabe attends an EU-African summit.
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US Church splits over gay rights

Saturday 8th of December 2007, 20:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: Church

A Californian diocese votes to break from the US Episcopal Church in protest at its stance on gays.
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Toll rises in Taleban town battle

Saturday 8th of December 2007, 20:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Twelve insurgents are reported dead in fighting at a Taleban-held town, with one British soldier confirmed dead.
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Iran protests over US 'espionage'

Saturday 8th of December 2007, 21:21
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Iran sends a formal protest letter to the United States, accusing it of spying on Iran's nuclear activities.
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Inquiry to be held into CIA tapes

Saturday 8th of December 2007, 21:40
related countries: United States United States

The US justice department and CIA open a preliminary inquiry into the CIA's wiping of interrogation tapes.
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Liberia ex-leader freed from jail

Saturday 8th of December 2007, 21:49
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Liberia's ex-leader Gyude Bryant is freed a day after being arrested, with a court appearance set for Monday.
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Family welcomes Cuba camp release

Saturday 8th of December 2007, 22:47
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Relatives of a British resident held at Guantanamo Bay say news of his imminent release ends five years of misery.
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Hatton v Mayweather as it happened

Saturday 8th of December 2007, 23:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Floyd Mayweather stops Ricky Hatton in an awesome display in Las Vegas.
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India issues stark terror warning

Saturday 8th of December 2007, 23:24
related countries: India India

India's national security adviser warns Western and Gulf states to prepare for a new wave of terror attacks.
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