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1. 12-30 Gaza air campaign 'a first stage' Jerusalem
C. 12-30 US consumer confidence plummets USA
D. 12-30 Opposition claims poll win Ghana
4. 12-30 Pakistan urges India to pull back troops Pakistan
F. 12-30 South Africa wrap up series win Melbourne
G. 12-30 Colombia freezes fuel prices Colombia
H. 12-30 Grim details of Columbia disaster USA
12-30 Growing calls for Gaza ceasefire Gaza
9. 12-30 U.S. deaths in Iraq down 66% from 2007 Iraq


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Morning News

Dec.30   Jerusalem     Gaza air campaign 'a first stage'   Prime Minister Ehud Olmert: Israel's air assault is 'the first in several stages' of operations aimed at ending militant rocket fire

  USA US consumer confidence plummets  The confidence has unexpectedly dropped to a record low in December, in the face of the economic slowdown and continuing job cuts

  Ghana Opposition claims poll win  Tensions are high as official results from the knife-edge run-off presidential poll are to be released

  Pakistan Pakistan urges India to pull back troops  Pakistan has urged India to scale back troop deployments along the shared border in order to ease regional tensions following massacre in Mumbai

  Melbourne South Africa wrap up series win  S. Africa inflicted the first home series defeat on Australia in almost 16 years as they wrapped up a 9-wicket win over the world's #1 Test nation

  Colombia Colombia freezes fuel prices  Colombia will freeze prices for gasoline and other petrofuels at December levels, through March

  USA Grim details of Columbia disaster  Nasa has released a detailed report of the crew's final moments as the shuttle broke up over the state of Texas

Day News

  Gaza     Growing calls for Gaza ceasefire
  Foreign powers stepped up calls for Israel and the Hamas to end hostilities, after four days of violence

  Iraq U.S. deaths in Iraq down 66% from 2007  American military deaths in Iraq have dropped dramatically this year, as the lasting effects of the U.S.-led surge offensive

  Chicago Obama rejects Senate replacement  Barack Obama says Democratic senators should reject the man proposed by Illinois Governor Blagojevich to replace Obama in the US Senate

  Western Canada Eighth body found after avalanches  Authorities recovered the body of an eighth missing snowmobiler buried in avalanches in southern British Columbia

Evening News

  Gaza     Israel considers truce amid airstrikes
  Israeli airstrikes on Gaza continued for a fifth day, as the defense minister mulled a truce proposal to allow humanitarian aid into Gaza

  Indonesia Spy freed over killing  An court has acquitted Muchdi Purwopranjono, a retired deputy intelligence chief of ordering the murder of a leading human rights campaigner

  Brazil Accused in nun's murder arrested  A lengthy investigation into the behavior of Regivaldo Pereira Galvao accused of ordering the murder of a 73-year-old American led to his arrest

San Francisco Bay Area , December 30, 2008 Timeline