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12-22 Lawmakers back six-year presidency Moscow
C. 12-22 Toyota braced for historic loss Japan
3. 12-22 Iraq shoe-thrower set for trial Baghdad
4. 12-22 Mumbai attacker seeks Pakistani help Mumbai
F. 12-22 Iran keeps Nobel laureate's office shut Iran
G. 12-22 Official: Plot to kill president foiled Bolivia
7. 12-22 Taliban 'narco-terrorist' gets life sentence Washington
I. 12-22 Hardline president Conte dies Guinea
9. 12-22 Sopranos actor cleared of murder New York

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Dec.22   Moscow   Lawmakers back six-year presidency
  The upper house approved an extension of the presidential term from 4 years to 6


  Japan   Toyota braced for historic loss  Japan's biggest carmaker Toyota has forecast its first annual loss in 71 years due to plummeting sales and a surge in the yen

  Baghdad   Iraq shoe-thrower set for trial  Muntadar al-Zaidi, an Iraqi journalist who flung shoes at US President, will go on trial on 31 December

  Mumbai Mumbai attacker seeks Pakistani help  Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, the surviving attacker from last month's Mumbai terror attacks, is seeking help from Pakistani officials

  Iran Iran keeps Nobel laureate's office shut  The offices of two human rights groups headed by Shirin Ebadi remained closed, a day after security forces briefly took her into custody

Day News


  Bolivia   Official: Plot to kill president foiled
  A top government official said that the country's intelligence services had uncovered a plot to assassinate President Evo Morales


  Washington Taliban 'narco-terrorist' gets life sentence  A distraught, sobbing Khan Mohammed, 38, begged the court for mercy, but got none as a federal judge here handed down maximum sentences

  Guinea Hardline president Conte dies  Lansana Conte, 74, ruled with an iron fist since 1984, when he took power after a bloodless coup, only the country's second president

  New York Sopranos actor cleared of murder  Lillo Brancato, 32, has been cleared of 2nd degree murder over the shooting of an off-duty police officer. He convicted of attempted burglary

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  UN Security Council   New mandate for DR Congo UN force  The Council has extended the mandate of its peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo by a year

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