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1. 12-03 William and Kate expecting royal child London
C. 12-05 Philippine storm toll passes 300 Mindanao, Southern Philippines
D. 12-05 John McAfee arrested in Guatemala
E. 12-07 Hospital nurse found dead after taking prank call London
5. 12-08 President Morsi 'annuls' powers decree Cairo
G. 12-09 Somali army captures key town from Al-Shabaab rebels Jowhar, Somalia
H. 12-11 North Korea carries out controversial rocket launch North Korea
8. 12-11 Obama recognises Syria opposition Washington
12-14 School shooting: Children among 27 killed

Summary.     Click for More > Mandela in hospital after surgery Japan's Abe warns on road ahead Park Geun-hye claims S. Korea presidential victory   Voters back Egyptian constitution  Nearly two-thirds of voters in an Egyptian referendum have supported a proposed new constitution, the election commission has announced China opens longest bullet route Rebels advance in Central African Republic Putin signs anti-U.S. adoption bill Woman gang-raped in India dies
William and Kate expecting royal child Philippine storm toll passes 300   Hundreds more are missing in the wake of Typhoon Bopha, which cut a swathe of devastation across the southern Philippines John McAfee arrested in Guatemala Hospital nurse found dead after taking prank call  A nurse that was duped by a prank call from two Australian radio DJs concerning Prince William's pregnant wife, has apparently committed sui... President Morsi 'annuls' powers decree Somali army captures key town from Al-Shabaab rebels North Korea carries out controversial rocket launch   North Korea surprised and angered the international community by launching a long-range rocket just days after suggesting it would be delaye... Obama recognises Syria opposition School shooting: Children among 27 killed Map of Newtown Connecticut Connecticut
Dec.1  Egypt  Egypt Islamists rally for Morsi
 Afghanistan  Taliban target US Afghan base, kill 5
Dec.2  Japan  Burned bodies found after tunnel collapse
 Egypt  Egypt judges refuse to oversee Morsi referendum
 Japan  Japan tunnel collapse killed nine
Dec.3   London
 Washington  Obama warns Assad against attacks
Dec.4  Cairo  Clashes at Egypt anti-Morsi march
 Southern Philippines  Philippine death toll from Typhoon Bopha rises
Dec.5  Cairo  Clashes in Cairo amid constitution row
  Southern Philippines
  Guatemala
Dec.6  Cairo  Tanks deployed near presidential palace after protests
Dec.7   London
 Gaza  Hamas political leader makes historic Gaza visit
Dec.8  South Africa  Mandela in hospital for tests 'consistent with his age'
  Cairo
Dec.9   Somalia
 Cairo  Morsi orders military to keep order
Dec.10  London  HSBC 'to pay $1.9bn' in US deal
 Mali  Mali PM Diarra quits after arrest
Dec.11   North Korea
  Washington
 Cuba  President Chavez's cancer surgery 'successful'
Dec.13  Moscow  Russia: Syrian rebels may win conflict
Dec.14   Connecticut
  A gunman has killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The gunman, 20-year-old son of a teacher, also died.    Adam Ryan Lanza thought to have killed mother before the attack. 18 children ...
 Turkey  U.S. sending troops, missiles to Turkey
 Washington  Obama plea after school shooting
Dec.15   Johannesburg
 Connecticut  School gunman 'forced his way in'
Dec.16  Syria  Damascus Palestinian refugee camp 'attacked'
  Japan
Dec.17  U.S. Senate  School killings spark gun debate
Dec.19   South Korea
 Washington  Resignations follow Benghazi report
Dec.20  Moscow  Putin backs ban on US adoptions
Dec.21  Washington  Obama 'to nominate John Kerry'
 Syria  Syria firing more Scud missiles
 Egypt  Egypt votes in second referendum
Dec.22  Egypt  Egypt's vice-president resigns
Dec.23  New Delhi  Thousands defy protest ban in India
 New Delhi  Indian prime minister appeals for peace
Dec.24  Upstate New York  Two US firefighters shot dead while responding to blaze
 Upstate New York  US firefighters shot dead in 'ambush'
Dec.25  Myanmar  Two killed in Burma crash landing
  Egypt
  Southern China
Dec.26  Syria  Syrian military police chief defects
 Johannesburg  Nelson Mandela out of hospital
  CAR
Dec.27  U.S. Senate  Senate leader Harry Reid voices fiscal cliff fear
Dec.28   Moscow
  Singapore
  A 23-year-old Indian woman, whose gang-rape aboard a bus in New Delhi spawned days of mass protests across India, has died.    The woman had been in 'extremely critical condition' s...
Dec.29  Manila  Contraception law signed by Benigno Aquino  Moscow  Plane crashes into road outside Moscow  New Delhi  Delhi rape victim's funeral held Dec.30   Cuba Chavez suffers new complications Dec.31  Washington  US to miss 'fiscal cliff' deadline  U.S. Senate  US Senate approves key tax deal  North Korea  N Korea's Kim in rare TV speech



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Egypt Islamists rally for Morsi Taliban target US Afghan base, kill 5 Burned bodies found after tunnel collapse   At least two cars remained trapped Sunday after the tunnel collapse. The section of concrete that fell was about 50 to 60 meters long   Egypt judges refuse to oversee Morsi referendum   Judges in Egypt have refused to oversee a vote on the country's new draft constitution, to be held in two weeks Japan tunnel collapse killed nine William and Kate expecting royal child


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Dec.1   Egypt
 Kansas  NFL player kills woman and himself
 Egypt  Egypt to hold December referendum on new constitution
 Japan  Japan tunnel collapse 'traps cars'
  Afghanistan


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Dec.2   Japan  
 West Bank  Abbas calls for Palestinian unity after 'birth certificate'
 Egypt  Egypt court halts work in protest
  Egypt  
  Japan
 UN  UN warns Israel of peace 'blow'


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Dec.3   London  
  Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their first child after 19 months of marriage
  Washington Obama warns Assad against attacks
 NATO  Nato 'to back Turkey' over Syria  Southern Philippines  Philippines hit by Typhoon Bopha

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Dec.4  Iran  Iran TV shows 'captured US drone'   Cairo Clashes at Egypt anti-Morsi march
  Southern Philippines Philippine death toll from Typhoon Bopha rises

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Dec.5  Egypt  Egypt referendum 'will go ahead'  Manhattan  Citigroup in 11,000 staff cull   Cairo Clashes in Cairo amid constitution row
  Southern Philippines   Philippine storm toll passes 300 Map of Mindanao Philippines
  Hundreds more are missing in the wake of Typhoon Bopha, which cut a swathe of devastation across the southern Philippines
 People were killed in eight provinces but eastern Mindanao was worst-hit
  Guatemala     John McAfee arrested in Guatemala Map of Guatemala City Guatemala
  John McAfee, the founder of anti-virus software maker McAfee, has been arrested in Guatemala, accused of entering the country illegally
 Netherlands  Rescue under way after ships collide in North Sea

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Dec.6   Cairo     Tanks deployed near presidential palace after protests   Tanks and armored personnel carriers rolled into the shattered district near the Egyptian presidential palace  Egypt  Mohammed Morsi calls for dialogue  Syria  Syria's endgame in sight as rebels advance

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Dec.7   London   Hospital nurse found dead after taking prank call
  A nurse that was duped by a prank call from two Australian radio DJs concerning Prince William's pregnant wife, has apparently committed suicide
 The DJs impersonated Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles in the call, in which some details of the Duchess of Cambridge's condition and care were given
  Gaza   Hamas political leader makes historic Gaza visit   Exiled Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal arrived in Gaza Friday to a hero's welcome, two weeks after a bloody fight with Israel  Washington  US jobless rate at four-year low  Cairo  Cairo activists break army cordon  Gaza  Gaza to mark Hamas anniversary

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Dec.8   South Africa Mandela in hospital for tests 'consistent with his age'
 Qatar  UN deal extends Kyoto Protocol   Cairo     President Morsi 'annuls' powers decree Map of Cairo
  Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has annulled a decree he issued last month that hugely expanded his powers and sparked angry protests


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Dec.9   Somalia   Somali army captures key town from Al-Shabaab rebels
Map of Jowhar Somalia
  The Somali National Army, along with African Union troops, on launched a offensive against al Qaeda-linked rebels and captured the town of Jowhar
 Egypt  Egypt opposition mulls Morsi move   Cairo Morsi orders military to keep order  Ghana  President declared Ghana winner

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Dec.10  Egypt  Egypt leader gives army powers of arrest   London   HSBC 'to pay $1.9bn' in US deal  HSBC is to pay US authorities $1.9bn (1.2bn) in a settlement over money-laundering, say reports, the largest ever in such a case  Mali  Mali PM Cheik Mobido Diarra arrested by army   Mali   Mali PM Diarra quits after arrest   The prime minister of Mali has resigned on state television, hours after being arrested by soldiers who were behind a military coup in March

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Dec.11  Washington  U.S. blacklists Syrian rebel group   North Korea   North Korea carries out controversial rocket launch
  North Korea surprised and angered the international community by launching a long-range rocket just days after suggesting it would be delayed
 The regime said the rocket had successfully blasted off from a space center on its west coast and claimed the satellite it was carrying had entered its intended orbit
  Washington     Obama recognises Syria opposition
  The US has formally recognised Syria's opposition rebel coalition as the 'legitimate representative' of the people, says President Obama
  Cuba     President Chavez's cancer surgery 'successful'  Surgeons in Cuba have successfully operated on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to remove cancerous tissue, says his Vice-President

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Dec.12  UN  North Korea rocket launch condemned  Venezuela  Chavez 'faces difficult recovery'  Belgium  Eurozone bank union deal agreed

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Dec.13   Moscow Russia: Syrian rebels may win conflict  North Korea  North Koreans mark rocket success  Samoa  Cyclone Evan rips through Samoa

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Dec.14  Egypt  Rallies as Egypt referendum looms   Connecticut   School shooting: Children among 27 killed
Map of Newtown Connecticut Connecticut
  A gunman has killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The gunman, 20-year-old son of a teacher, also died
 Adam Ryan Lanza thought to have killed mother before the attack. 18 children were pronounced dead at the school, and two died after being taken to hospital
  Turkey U.S. sending troops, missiles to Turkey   Washington Obama plea after school shooting

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Dec.15   Johannesburg     Mandela in hospital after surgery
Map of Johannesburg
   Nelson Mandela on Saturday morning underwent endoscopic surgery to have gall stones removed, President Zuma's office said in a statement
  Connecticut School gunman 'forced his way in'  Connecticut  Newtown school gunman used rifle  Connecticut  US massacre victims identified

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Dec.16   Syria Damascus Palestinian refugee camp 'attacked'
 Washington  Democrats urge wider gun control  Japan  Election: LDP's Shinzo Abe vows tough China line  Japan  Corinthians win Club World Cup over Chelsea   Japan     Japan's Abe warns on road ahead
  Shinzo Abe says his party has a 'heavy responsibility' following its landslide victory in Sunday's elections
 Washington  Obama: US must protect children  Afghanistan  Afghanistan mine kills 10 girls

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Dec.17   U.S. Senate School killings spark gun debate
 Egypt  Public prosecutor Ibrahim offers to resign

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Dec.18  New York  Newtown killings prompt gun firm sale  Washington  Clinton accepts Benghazi report

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Dec.19   South Korea   Park Geun-hye claims S. Korea presidential victory
  Conservative candidate Park Geun-Hye claimed victory in presidential election, a result that will make her the country's first woman president
 Washington  Biden to head US Newtown response   Washington   Resignations follow Benghazi report  4 State Department officials have been disciplined in the wake of a review of the security failures that led to the deaths at the U  South Korea  Park stresses 'grave' North Korea challenge

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Dec.20   Moscow Putin backs ban on US adoptions  UN Security Council  UN backs Mali intervention force  House of Representatives  US shelves 'fiscal cliff' vote

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Dec.21   Washington Obama 'to nominate John Kerry'
  Syria Syria firing more Scud missiles  Connecticut  Bells toll for US school victims  Washington  Newtown shooting: Gun lobby defiant  South Korea  Gangnam Style hits one billion views   Egypt Egypt votes in second referendum

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Dec.22   Egypt     Egypt's vice-president resigns   Mahmoud Mekki has announced his resignation, on the day the country completed its voting in a controversial referendum on a draft constituti...

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Dec.23   New Delhi   Thousands defy protest ban in India   Thousands of protesters defied a ban on demonstrations in New Delhi on Sunday, venting their anger over a gang rape incident  Syria  'Deadly strike' on Syria bakery   New Delhi   Indian prime minister appeals for peace  Manmohan Singh called for calm after clashes erupted between police and demonstrators protesting a gang rape in the country's capital

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Dec.24   Upstate New York   Two US firefighters shot dead while responding to blaze   2 volunteer firefighters have been shot dead and 2 injured while responding to an emergency call in the town of Webster in New York state  New Delhi  Police crackdown amid outrage over gang rape   Upstate New York US firefighters shot dead in 'ambush'


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Dec.25   Myanmar Two killed in Burma crash landing
 Vatican  Pope in Christmas plea on Syria   Egypt     Voters back Egyptian constitution
  Nearly two-thirds of voters in an Egyptian referendum have supported a proposed new constitution, the election commission has announced
 63.8% of voters cast Yes ballots in two stages. The commission announced the result live on state-run Nile News TV. Parliamentary elections must now take place within two months
  Southern China   China opens longest bullet route Map of Guangzhou China
  China has officially opened the world's longest high-speed rail route, linking the capital Beijing with the southern commercial hub of Guangzhou
 Japan  Japan's Shinzo Abe voted in as PM  Egypt  Morsi backers urge Egypt unity

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Dec.26   Syria Syrian military police chief defects
 Moscow  Russian anti-U.S. adoption bill advances  Nigeria  Lagos Island fireworks blaze kills at least one   Johannesburg     Nelson Mandela out of hospital   Former President Nelson Mandela has been discharged from a hospital and will continue receiving treatment at his home in Houghton   CAR   Rebels advance in Central African Republic
  The United Nations are temporarily relocating dependents and nonessential staff because a cease-fire with rebel forces is not holding


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Dec.27   U.S. Senate     Senate leader Harry Reid voices fiscal cliff fear   The US appears to be heading over the 'fiscal cliff', with prospects dim for a deal to avoid tax rises and spending cuts, the US Senate leader...  Singapore  Rape victim in Singapore for treatment  Pakistan  Bhutto's son to launch political career  Washington  Obama to host fiscal cliff talks at White House

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Dec.28   Moscow     Putin signs anti-U.S. adoption bill
  Russian President has signed into law a ban on Americans adopting Russian orphans. The law is a reaction to the US Magnitsky Act.    The U.S. State Department said it '...
 Beijing  China tightens rules on internet  Singapore  Condition of India rape victim worsens   Singapore   Woman gang-raped in India dies
  A 23-year-old Indian woman, whose gang-rape aboard a bus in New Delhi spawned days of mass protests across India, has died
 The woman had been in 'extremely critical condition' since being admitted Thursday to the Singapore hospital
 Washington  Obama 'optimistic' on cliff deal  CAR  CAR agrees to talks with rebels

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Dec.29   Manila Contraception law signed by Benigno Aquino   Moscow Plane crashes into road outside Moscow  New Delhi  Delhi protests after rape death  New Delhi  India files murder charges in gang rape  New Delhi  India gang rape victim's body returns to Delhi   New Delhi   Delhi rape victim's funeral held   A young Indian woman who died after being gang-raped on a bus has been cremated in the capital, Delhi

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Dec.30  Washington  Obama presses Republicans on deal   Cuba     Chavez suffers new complications
  Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has suffered 'new complications' after a cancer operation in Cuba, his vice-president has said


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Dec.31   Washington     US to miss 'fiscal cliff' deadline   The US will miss a midnight deadline and head over the 'fiscal cliff'', after the House of Representatives said it would hold no vote on Mon...  U.S. Senate  US 'fiscal cliff' talks go to wire   U.S. Senate     US Senate approves key tax deal   The US Senate has approved a deal to avert tax hikes and spending cuts known as the 'fiscal cliff'   North Korea N Korea's Kim in rare TV speech