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2004 Jan 12
It was reported that a new US Homeland Security program planned to screen airline passengers according to a color code based on computerized data.
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2004 Jan 12
The US Supreme Court refused to hear on appeal by civil liberties groups seeking access to basic data of individuals detained indefinitely by the government after the Sep. 11, 2001, attacks.
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2004 Jan 12
Randy VanWarmer (48), singer-songwriter, died in Seattle.
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2004 Jan 12
The $780 million Queen Mary 2 departed Southampton, England, for Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The ship was built by Chantieres de l'Atlantique in St. Nazaire, France.
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2004 Jan 12
A roadside bomb explosion in Baghdad killed one U.S. soldier and wounded two, bringing the American death toll to nearly 500 since the start of fighting in March. US soldiers killed an Iraqi man and a boy driving in a car behind a convoy after a roadside bomb went off nearby.
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2004 Jan 12
A 2-day meeting began for leaders of the 34 members of the Organization of American States opened in Monterrey, Mexico.
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2004 Jan 12
The United States announced plans to return to Peru $20 million stolen by a corrupt government official and stashed in U.S. bank accounts. In December, Peru accused Victor Venero Garrido of hiding the money in U.S. accounts under the guidance of Vladimiro Montesinos.
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2004 Jan 12
In the Philippines a huge fire in a Manila shantytown hurt at least 23 people, destroyed thousands of homes and left about 25,000 residents homeless.
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2004 Jan 12
Olga Ladyzhenskaya (81), Russian mathematician, died. Her studies in differential equations helped improve weather forecasts and advance other fields of science.
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2005 Jan 12
In southern Afghanistan gunmen kidnapped six government soldiers in a former Taliban stronghold and dumped their bullet-ridden bodies in a canal.
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2005 Jan 12
Firefighters brought Australia's deadliest bushfires in 20 years under control after 9 people died in the blazes in the Eyre Peninsula.
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2005 Jan 12
The US Supreme Court ruled that federal sentencing guidelines enacted 2 decades ago are unconstitutional. The decision was not retroactive.
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2005 Jan 12
New US government Dietary Guidelines suggested 30 minutes of daily physical activity to reduce risk of chronic disease; 60 minutes to maintain a healthy weight; and 90 minutes to lose weight.
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2005 Jan 12
It was reported that researchers had synthesized a DNA molecule of 14,500 chemical units with 21 genes used by a harmless laboratory bacterium.
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2005 Jan 12
NASA launched its Deep Impact spacecraft from Cape Canaveral, Fla. It was scheduled to launch an 820-poind impactor vehicle at Comet Tempel-1 on July 4.
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2005 Jan 12
The European Parliament gave its overwhelming endorsement to the European Union's first-ever constitution and urged EU governments to quickly follow suit.
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2005 Jan 12
Maud Fontenoy, a French woman (26), set out in a row boat on a 4,900-mile solo voyage to Polynesia, hoping to trace Thor Heyerdahl's epic 1947 Pacific crossing aboard the balsa raft Kon-Tiki.
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2005 Jan 12
German police arrested 14 people during raids of apartments and mosques in five states in a crackdown on an Islamic extremist organization suspected of aiding terrorists.
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2005 Jan 12
Indonesia demanded that all foreign troops providing disaster relief leave the country by Mar 31.
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2005 Jan 12
Insurgents launched a string of attacks in the northern city of Mosul killing two Iraqi National Guardsmen and wounding two others in a car bombing. Sheik Mahmoud Finjan was shot to death as he headed home after evening prayers in a mosque at the town of Salman Pak southeast of Baghdad. Attackers also killed Finjan's son and four bodyguards. Sunni Muslim militants claimed responsibility.
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2005 Jan 12
Islamic militants detonated a bomb near a Jewish settlement in the southern Gaza Strip, killing an Israeli civilian and wounding three soldiers.
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2005 Jan 12
Nigeria made public plans to build a second $6-billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in the southwestern state of Ondo.
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2005 Jan 12
A US-sponsored study estimated that one million Russians were infected with the AIDS virus.
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2005 Jan 12
Democrat Christine Gregoire, winner of the extremely close Washington governorís race, was inaugurated.
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2005 Jan 12
Britainís Prince Harry apologized after a newspaper published a photograph of the young royal wearing a Nazi uniform to a costume party.
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2006 Jan 12
Jack Hirschman (72), SF poet, was named as the poet laureate of SF.
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2006 Jan 12
Thousands of Muslim pilgrims rushing to complete a symbolic stoning ritual during the hajj tripped over luggage, causing a crush in which 363 people were killed.
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2006 Jan 12
The British, French and German foreign ministers said that negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program had reached a "dead end" and the Islamic republic should be referred to the U.N. Security Council for possible sanctions.
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2006 Jan 12
EU governments refused to ascribe market-economy status to 13 Chinese shoemakers, opening the way for duties to be imposed on their imports to Europe.
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2006 Jan 12
A German court convicted Amin Lokman Mohamed (33), an Iraqi man, of aiding a terror group in his home country and sentenced him to seven years in prison.
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2006 Jan 12
In Lucknow, India, police said 4 men, who were arrested last week on charges of spreading homosexuality, were running a secret Internet club for homosexuals. Homosexuality is illegal in India. Activists called for their release.
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2006 Jan 12
Italy's Air One said it will buy 30 Airbus A320s under a $1.8 billion deal for delivery by 2008 and plans to exercise an option to buy 10 more planes this year.
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2006 Jan 12
Hundreds of protesters stormed the headquarters of Mongolia's biggest political party (MPRP), one day after it pulled out of the country's 15-month-old ruling coalition.
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2006 Jan 12
A Palestinian militant blew himself up and two other Palestinians were killed in a gunbattle with Israeli troops during an arrest raid in the West Bank town of Jenin.
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2006 Jan 12
Spanish police detained Omar Nakcha (23), a Moroccan whom they suspect of being the leader of two extremist groups recruiting volunteers to fight in Iraq.
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2006 Jan 12
Mehmet Ali Agca (48), the man who shot Pope John Paul II in 1981, was released from prison after serving more than 25 years in Italy and Turkey for the plot against the pontiff and the slaying of a Turkish journalist.
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2006 Jan 12
Turkeyís government said 2 more Turks tested positive for the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu in preliminary tests, bringing the total number of human infections to 18.
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2006 Jan 12
Starbucks announced plans to promote a new film, ramping up its ambition to move into the entertainment business.
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2006 Jan 12
The winning entry in New Jerseyís slogan contest was: "New Jersey: "Come See For Yourself."
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2006 Jan 12
Houston became the largest school district in the country to adopt a merit pay plan for teachers that focuses on students' tests scores.
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2006 Jan 12
In Bahrain an official said Prince Faisal (15), the sixth son of the king, Sheik Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, was killed in an accident while driving a car.
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2006 Jan 12
In Ecuador police used tear gas to disperse about 2,000 demonstrators after they burned an American flag in front of the government palace to protest a free trade pact with the United States.
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2006 Jan 12
In Kenya gunmen shot and killed, Joan Wells Root (69), a well-known British environmentalist and wildlife filmmaker, at her home in the central Rift Valley.
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2006 Jan 12
Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing gave four million US dollars to Dakar within hours of his arrival in Senegal, the latest west African country to have recently ditched Taiwan in favor of mighty Beijing.
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2006 Jan 12
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said he wants the US and European countries to help form a tough mobile force that would stop the bloodshed, rape and plunder in Sudan's Darfur region.
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2006 Jan 12
The US mint began shipping a new Jefferson nickel.
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2006 Jan 12
California energy regulators approved a $2.9 billion plan for solar energy.
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2006 Jan 12
In Palm Springs, Ca., Richard Milanovich, chairman of the Agua Caliente Ban of Cahuilla Indians, apologized to other tribal leaders for the scandal tied to Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff. He addressed tribal leaders on the 2nd day of a 3-day conference for casino-operating tribes. Abramoff and associates had collected some $66 million from 6 American Indian tribes seeking influence in Washington.
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2006 Jan 12
The United Farm Workers left the AFL-CIO to join 5 other unions in a new confederation due to a rift over organizing tactics.
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2006 Jan 12
Australia and East Timor agreed to equally share revenue from the Greater Sunrise natural gas project in the Timor Sea.
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2006 Jan 12
The Beat Museum, a tribute to the literary generation that helped inspire the 1960s counterculture, opened in San Francisco. The museum, founded by Jerry Cimino, was formerly housed in Monterey, California.
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2006 Jan 12
In Sri Lanka at least 9 sailors died when a bus they were traveling on was blown up by a mine.
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2006 Jan 12
Chinaís government released a white paper outlining its African policy.
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2006 Jan 12
Nikon announced that it would no longer make most film cameras. A week later Minolta said it was quitting the camera business.
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2006 Jan 12
Supreme Court nominee Joseph Alito completed four days of testimony at his Senate confirmation hearing.
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2006 Jan 12
In Fort Lauderdale 4 youths went cruising to beat up some bums. Norris Gaynor (45), a homeless man, was beaten to death with baseball bats in one of 3 attacks. A surveillance camera captured the beating of Jacques Pierre in one of the non-lethal attacks. [see Jan 15]
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2007 Jan 12
A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-filled car into a two-vehicle convoy carrying foreigners south of Kabul, wounding at least one Afghan civilian.
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2007 Jan 12
Fakhruddin Ahmed, a former Bangladesh central bank governor, was sworn in as head of the country's new interim government.
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2007 Jan 12
State media said China will have 30 million more men of marriageable age than women in less than 15 years as a gender imbalance resulting in part from the country's tough one-child policy becomes more pronounced. In northern China an underground gas explosion struck the Niuxinhui Coal Mine in the province of Shanxi killing 13 people with 9 injured. Police in southern China arrested 10 farmers in Botang in the impoverished region of Guangxi embroiled in a dispute with a paper mill over pollution they say is killing their crops and fouling their water sources.
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2007 Jan 12
The US Embassy in Athens came under fire from a rocket that exploded inside the modern glass-front building but caused no casualties in an attack police suspect was the work of Greek leftists.
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