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What happend on December 25th 2008

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Baghdad ambition

Thursday 25th of December 2008, 0:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The boy band from Iraq taking on the Backstreet Boys
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Israeli strike kills Hamas member

Thursday 25th of December 2008, 2:07
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Militants in the Gaza Strip fire mortars and rockets into southern Israel, in retaliation for the killing of three men on Tuesday.
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Somali leader quit threat denied

Thursday 25th of December 2008, 2:42
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A spokesman for Somali President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed denies media reports he intends to resign on Saturday.
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China to allow freer yuan trades

Thursday 25th of December 2008, 5:47
related countries: China China

China says its currency can be used to settle trade in Asia, as it steps up efforts to limit damage from the global downturn.
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Dozens held over 'Tibet rumours'

Thursday 25th of December 2008, 8:11
related countries: China China

Chinese state media say 59 people have been detained in Tibet for spreading rumours and stirring up racial hatred.
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Marshall atolls declare emergency

Thursday 25th of December 2008, 8:25
related countries: Marshall Islands Marshall Islands

Severe flooding in the Marshall Islands leads to a state of emergency, with hundreds of residents displaced.
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Family apart

Thursday 25th of December 2008, 9:14
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

From Bristol to Mogadishu, with love, brother
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Australia turn to spinner Hauritz

Thursday 25th of December 2008, 9:18
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Australia off-spinner Nathan Hauritz replaces Jason Krejza for the second Test against South Africa.
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Snow causes N America travel woe

Thursday 25th of December 2008, 11:02
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

Heavy snow leaves holiday travellers across the US and Canada struggling to reach their destinations.
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Israel warns Hamas over rockets

Thursday 25th of December 2008, 12:42
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Israel Israel

Israeli leaders issue stern warnings to Palestinian militant group Hamas to stop firing rockets into Israel.
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Egypt teacher jailed for killing pupil

Thursday 25th of December 2008, 16:38
related countries: Egypt Egypt

An Egyptian court sentences a teacher to six years in jail for beating a pupil to death because he had not done his homework.
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Egypt teacher jailed for killing pupil

Thursday 25th of December 2008, 16:38
related countries: Egypt Egypt

An Egyptian court sentences a teacher to six years in jail for beating a pupil to death because he had not done his homework.
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German navy foils Somali pirates

Thursday 25th of December 2008, 18:49
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Somalia Somalia, Germany Germany

The German navy foils an attempt by pirates off Somalia to hijack an Egyptian vessel but immediately releases them.
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Tear gas kills five in Peru club

Thursday 25th of December 2008, 20:17
related countries: Peru Peru
related places: Juliaca

Five people die after a tear gas grenade is detonated in a packed night club in the southern Peruvian city of Juliaca.
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Ukraine building blast kills 22

Thursday 25th of December 2008, 20:50
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Rescuers search the rubble of an apartment building in southern Ukraine, where an explosion has killed at least 22 people.
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Ahmadinejad UK TV speech condemned

Thursday 25th of December 2008, 21:43
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The decision by UK TV's Channel 4 to broadcast an alternative Christmas speech by Iran's president is criticised.
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Storm alerts for much of west US

Thursday 25th of December 2008, 23:09
related countries: United States United States

Storm warnings are posted for much of the western part of the US, where deep snow continues to hinder travel.
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US singer Eartha Kitt dies at 81

Thursday 25th of December 2008, 23:55
related countries: United States United States

American singer and actress Eartha Kitt has died at the age of 81 after suffering from cancer, a family friend says.
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