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12-01 Clinton named secretary of state Chicago
C. 12-01 Soldiers rampage at Harare bank Zimbabwe
D. 12-01 India makes protest to Pakistan New Delhi
E. 12-01 Israel turns back Gaza aid ship Gaza
F. 12-01 U.S. warned India of maritime attack USA
G. 12-01 Airport blast kills activist Thailand
H. 12-01 UN gears up for return of displaced Iraqis Iraq
8. 12-01 S. Africa ends decade of denial on AIDS South Africa
9. 12-01 Cholera kills hundreds Zimbabwe

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Dec.1   Chicago     Clinton named secretary of state
  US President-elect Barack Obama has nominated his former rival Hillary Clinton as his secretary of state
 Defence Secretary, Robert Gates will remain in his job. Retired General James Jones was nominated as National Security Adviser; Eric Holder as Attorney-General, Susan Rice as Ambassador to the UN; Governor Janet Napolitano of Arizona as Secretary of Homeland Security


  Zimbabwe Soldiers rampage at Harare bank  Dozens of troops have run amok in the capital after losing their temper while queuing up to withdraw cash at a bank

  New Delhi India makes protest to Pakistan  India has summoned Pakistan's high commissioner to lodge a formal protest over the attacks in Mumbai that killed nearly 200 people

  Gaza Israel turns back Gaza aid ship  Israeli naval vessels intercepted a Libyan ship carrying humanitarian aid back because it was not authorized to dock in the Palestinian territory

Day News


  USA     U.S. warned India of maritime attack
  The United States warned the Indian government about a potential maritime attack against Mumbai at least a month before the massacre


  Thailand   Airport blast kills activist  A blast has killed at least one anti-government protester and wounded 22 others at Bangkok's Don Mueang airport

  Iraq UN gears up for return of displaced Iraqis  Many of people believe it's getting safer and easier to return to their homes in once-perilous neighborhoods

  South Africa S. Africa ends decade of denial on AIDS  Church bells tolled, workers put down their tools and court proceedings stopped as South Africa marked a minute of silence for the victims

  Zimbabwe Cholera kills hundreds  12,000 people have contracted cholera since August in Zimbabwe, and the outbreak threatens to grow more dire and deadly

  Amazon 70% deforestation cuts  Brazil has announced a plan to reduce deforestation rates in the region by 70% over the next ten years

Evening News


  Thailand   Top Thai court bans ruling party
  Constitutional court has dissolved the People Power Party and 2 of its coalition partners for fraud during the last election
 The parties' leaders, including Prime Minister Wongsawat, were banned from politics for 5 years; most of its MPs can keep their seats under another party, and should be able to form another government


  China   Melamine death toll rises
  China has increased to 6 the estimated number of children who died from drinking dairy products contaminated with melamine


  Venezuela Russia-Venezuela exercises begin  Both navies have begun joint three-day operation in the Caribbean Sea, close to US territorial waters

San Francisco Bay Area , December 1, 2008 Timeline