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What happend on December 6th 2008

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OJ Simpson given lengthy sentence

Saturday 6th of December 2008, 0:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Las Vegas, Vegas

Ex-US football star OJ Simpson is jailed for up to 33 years for robbing two sports memorabilia dealers at gunpoint.
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Recession bites

Saturday 6th of December 2008, 0:40
related countries: United States United States

The biggest US monthly job loss since 1974
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UN boss rejects Burma visit plea

Saturday 6th of December 2008, 1:50
related countries: Burma Burma

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he may visit Burma, but rejects calls from former world leaders to go there now.
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Pakistan city hit by deadly blast

Saturday 6th of December 2008, 6:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar

At least 27 people are killed by a blast in the centre of the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar, police say.
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Concealed ID

Saturday 6th of December 2008, 8:03
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US reverses ban on Iraqi interpreters wearing masks
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N Korea 'to shun' Japan at talks

Saturday 6th of December 2008, 8:54
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Japan Japan

North Korea says it will not recognise Japan as a member of six-nation nuclear disarmament talks due to resume on Monday.
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Thaksin ex-wife 'visiting mother'

Saturday 6th of December 2008, 9:10
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

A spokesman for Thai politician Thaksin Shinawatra denies his ex-wife's return to Bangkok is linked to politics.
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S Lanka rebels 'in fierce fight'

Saturday 6th of December 2008, 10:40
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan government reports heavy clashes between its forces and the Tamil Tigers in a battle for a key rebel town.
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Philippine gang shooting kills 16

Saturday 6th of December 2008, 10:50
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Manila

At least 16 people are killed in a shoot-out between gunmen and police in the Philippine capital Manila.
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Guinea worm 'almost eradicated'

Saturday 6th of December 2008, 11:13
related countries: United States United States, Guinea Guinea

Guinea worm may be eliminated within two years, former US president and anti-disease campaigner Jimmy Carter says.
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Has Obama made his first blunder?

Saturday 6th of December 2008, 11:41
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bill

Justin Webb asks whether Bill and Hillary Clinton will damage the newly-minted team chosen by US President-elect Barack Obama.
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Ugly scars of war in DR Congo

Saturday 6th of December 2008, 11:54
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

David Loyn visits a village in the Democratic Republic of Congo where rival armies have been snatching children to fight for them.
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Obama vows rebuilt infrastructure

Saturday 6th of December 2008, 12:52
related countries: United States United States

Barack Obama promises the biggest investment in US infrastructure since the highways were built in the 1950s.
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Arrests linked to Mumbai attacks

Saturday 6th of December 2008, 13:08
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai, Calcutta

Indian police arrest two men in Calcutta suspected of supplying the Mumbai attackers with mobile phone cards.
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Live text - Scottish Premier League

Saturday 6th of December 2008, 13:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

All the latest action from a truncated SPL card.
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Sydney artist fuses surfboards with Islam

Saturday 6th of December 2008, 14:09
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian artist creates a range of Islamic surfboards to create a greater understanding between East and West.
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Thai party 'can form coalition'

Saturday 6th of December 2008, 14:43
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand's main opposition Democrat Party says it has gained enough support in parliament to form a government.
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Amsterdam to cut brothels by half

Saturday 6th of December 2008, 16:15
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Amsterdam

Dutch authorities reveal details of a cleanup of Amsterdam's famous red light district, halving the number of prostitutes' windows.
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'Progress' in US auto bail-out

Saturday 6th of December 2008, 16:27
related countries: United States United States

Progress is made on a multi-million dollar bail-out deal for the three big US carmakers, the White House says, as weekend crisis talks continue.
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Russian Church elects acting head

Saturday 6th of December 2008, 16:40
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's Orthodox Church elects high-profile bishop Kiril, as its temporary leader after the death of Patriarch Alexiy II.
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Alcoholic 'cure'

Saturday 6th of December 2008, 16:44
related countries: France France

France abuzz over doctor who used drug to beat bottle
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Pakistan 'feared Indian attack'

Saturday 6th of December 2008, 17:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India
related places: Mumbai

Pakistan feared India was planning a military strike in reprisal for the Mumbai attacks, a senior diplomat says.
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Brown urges action on Zimbabwe

Saturday 6th of December 2008, 18:38
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK prime minister calls for a united stand against Robert Mugabe, saying Zimbabwe's cholera crisis is an "international emergency".
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Life and death for holy S Africa crocs

Saturday 6th of December 2008, 19:23
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Bermuda Bermuda

Something is killing crocodiles in South Africa's Kruger Park and local people are anxious, Hamilton Wende reports.
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No deal amid EU climate deadlock

Saturday 6th of December 2008, 19:42
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

Nicolas Sarkozy reports progress with Eastern states over an EU climate change deal, but says no deal has yet been agreed.
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Russian ship sails through Panama

Saturday 6th of December 2008, 21:46
related countries: Russia Russia, Panama Panama

A Russian warship becomes the first to traverse the Panama Canal since World War II, in a symbolic message to the US.
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Von Bulow dies after 28-year coma

Saturday 6th of December 2008, 23:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Martha, New York

US heiress Martha von Bulow, who has spent almost three decades in a coma, dies aged 76 in New York.
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Opposition damns Chavez vote bid

Saturday 6th of December 2008, 23:29
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Chavez

Opposition parties in Venezuela formally reject a plan by President Hugo Chavez to seek indefinite re-election.
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