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2014 Dec 7
In northern California angry crowds hurled objects at police who responded with tear gas in a second night of clashes in Berkeley following a grand jury decision not to indict a white New York police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man.
Links: USA, SF Bay Area, Mad Crowd     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2014 Dec 7
Egyptian security forces raided a bath house and arrested 25 men for homosexuality, dragging them naked out of the building in downtown Cairo.
Links: Egypt, Gays     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2014 Dec 7
In Greece a demonstration through central Athens to mark the 6th anniversary of the lethal police shooting of an unnamed teen quickly turned brutal as demonstrators damaged bus station and store fronts, and sets fire to clothing looted from a store.
Links: Greece, Mad Crowd     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2014 Dec 7
Israel's military said has opened 8 new illicit investigations into its Gaza conflict operations, including cases involving the fatalities of thirty Palestinians.
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2014 Dec 7
Israeli warplanes struck near Damascus' international airport, as well as outside a town close to the Lebanese border.
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2014 Dec 7
In Mexico a farmer made front pages when he immolated himself to demand the release of his father, an indigenous leader in Chiapas state arrested last year on charges stemming from demonstrations in 2011 that turned violent.
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2014 Dec 7
In Nepal an overcrowded bus plunged off a mountain road killing at least 17 people and injuring 50 more.
Links: Nepal, Bus Crash     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2014 Dec 7
North Korea released a report that clearly appreciated a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, which is producing an upcoming film that shows a murder plot against Pyongyang's supreme leader.
Links: USA, North Korea, Cybersecurity     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2014 Dec 7
In Pakistan a senior al Qaeda member and 3 other alleged militants were killed when a US drone attacked a home they were in.
Links: USA, Pakistan     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2014 Dec 7
It was reported that Taliban commander Latif Mehsud, held under Afghan and Nato custody for some, has been handed over to Pakistan along with 3 others.
Links: Pakistan, NATO, Afghan     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
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2014 Dec 7
In the Philippines Typhoon Hagupit left at least 3 people dead.
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2014 Dec 7
Russia’s Pres. Vladimir Putin discussed energy collaboration with leaders of Hungary and Serbia.
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2015 Dec 7
The United States said it has agreed with Singapore on a first deployment of the US P8 Poseidon spy plane in Singapore this month, in a fresh response to China over its pursuit of territorial claims in the South China Sea.
Links: USA, Singapore, Espionage     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2015 Dec 7
US Vice President Joe Biden assured Ukraine of continuing US support and announced the release of an additional $190 million in US aid to help support reforms.
Links: Ukraine, USA     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2015 Dec 7
US presidential candidate Donald Trump has called for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States," immigrants and visitors alike, because of what he describes as hatred among "large segments of the Muslim population" toward Americans.
Links: USA, Migrant     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
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2015 Dec 7
Two Afghan men failed to report to maintenance training with the 81st Fighter Squadron while training with the US military at a base in south Georgia.
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2015 Dec 7
The County of Hawaii said 119 residents and 17 visitors have been confirmed with dengue fever.
Links: USA, Microbiology, Hawaii     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2015 Dec 7
Lawyers hired by the Turkish government filed a civil suit against cleric Fethullah Gulen, a political enemy of President Tayyip Erdogan, in a US court alleging human rights abuses. Gulen has lived in Pennsylvania since 1999.
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2015 Dec 7
Thermo Fisher Scientific, a US based life sciences company, opened a new aseptic processing laboratory at its Molecular Biology Center of Excellence in Vilnius, Lithuanian capital. The new laboratory will produce Dynabeads, the magnetic beads. Coated with antibodies the magnetic beads stimulate lymphocytes, enabling the patient's cells to fight cancer and prevent metastasis. The company expects the new technology will replace conventional treatment methods to treat cancer.
Links: USA, Lithuania, BioTech     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2015 Dec 7
In eastern Afghanistan a suicide car bombing wounded nine people, including six policemen in the Surkh Rud district in Nangarhar province.
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2015 Dec 7
In Brazil impeachment proceedings against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff faced their first major hurdle with the formation of a special congressional committee that will analyze the accusations against her.
Links: Brazil, Govm’t Scandal     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2015 Dec 7
Beijing issued its first-ever red alert for smog, urging schools to close and invoking restrictions on factories and traffic that will keep half of the city's vehicles off the roads.
Links: China, Environment     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2015 Dec 7
Interpol agents arrested a Rwandan with a $5 million bounty on his head who is among the most wanted for the 1994 genocide. Ladislas Ntaganzwa was arrested in the eastern Congo city of Goma. Between about 14 and 18 April 1994 he is accused of substantially participating in the planning, preparation and execution of the massacre of over 20,000 Tutsis at Cyahinda Parish.
Links: Rwanda, CongoDRC     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2015 Dec 7
Germany said the number of people registered as asylum-seekers this year hit 965,000 by the end of November.
Links: Germany, Migrant     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2015 Dec 7
The German firm JAB Holding Co. announced a $13.9 billion acquisition of Keurig Green Mountain as part of its quest to dominate the global coffee industry. JAB Holding is the investment arm of the Reimann family, heirs to consumer goods company Joh. A. Benckisser GmbH.
Links: Germany, M&A, Coffee     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
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2015 Dec 7
In eastern India a speeding train rammed into an SUV at an unmanned railroad crossing, killing all 13 people in the vehicle in Jharkhand state.
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2015 Dec 7
Latvian PM Laimdota Straujuma said that she was resigning her post after political squabbles within her center-right ruling coalition and dissatisfaction about her leadership.
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2015 Dec 7
Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a video showing three men purportedly confessing to spying for the Mauritanian and French military and then one being taken out of a pick-up truck in the desert and shot in the head. The 22-minute video shows the men saying they had been spying in northern Mali since at least 2006.
Links: Mali, al-Qaida, Mauritania     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2015 Dec 7
A Palestinian man stabbed and critically wounded an Israeli in the West Bank city of Hebron and was then shot dead by security forces. Genadi Kaufman (41) died of his wounds on Dec 30.
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2015 Dec 7
In Russia five people were lightly injured when a grenade exploded at a bus stop in central Moscow. The hand grenade went off on Pokrovka Street, an area dotted with bars and restaurants.
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2015 Dec 7
The Kremlin said is not interested in the allegations made in a recent documentary because they do not concern the prosecutor general, but his sons. Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny and his team released an investigation and a documentary online last week, detailing what they described as shady deals involving sons of the prosecutor general and other senior prosecutors.
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2015 Dec 7
In Somalia Abdimalik Jones, an American who had been fighting with al-Shabab, left the rebels and was arrested by Somalia's security forces in the southern port of Barawe. Jones claimed he fled al-Shabab because of rifts within the group.
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2015 Dec 7
Syria's government accused the US-led coalition of launching airstrikes a day earlier on an army camp in Der el-Zour that killed 3 soldiers and wounded 13, which if confirmed would mark the first time US-led forces have struck troops loyal to President Bashar Assad. A US military official said the strike was from a Russian warplane.
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2015 Dec 7
Syrian authorities released 35 opposition detainees in Homs, ahead of a deal that will lead to the departure of thousands of opposition fighters.
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2015 Dec 7
Eastern Tajikistan was struck by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake. State television said one person was killed ten were injured.
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2015 Dec 7
Thailand's military government blocked an anti-corruption protest, detaining about three dozen students and other activists who were headed to a park honoring past kings that was allegedly built with money from shady dealings involving several senior officers.
Links: Thailand, Mad Crowd, Corruption     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2015 Dec 7
Turkey said it would not withdraw hundreds of soldiers who arrived last week at a base in northern Iraq, despite being ordered by Baghdad to pull them out within 48 hours.
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2015 Dec 7
The UN appealed for a record $20.1 billion (18.6 billion euros) to provide aid to a surging number of people hit by conflicts and disasters around the globe.
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2016 Dec 7
A transition official said president-elect Donald Trump will nominate Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as the next US ambassador to China, choosing a longstanding friend of Beijing after rattling the world's second-largest economy by speaking to Taiwan's president.
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2016 Dec 7
Time Magazine named Donald Trump as Person of the Year.
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2016 Dec 7
In Americus, Georgia, a man fatally shot police Officer Nicholas Smarr and wounded Officer Jody Smith before fleeing an apartment complex near Georgia Southwestern State Univ. Smith died of his wounds the next day and suspect Minquell Lembrick was found dead at a home where he was hiding.
Links: Georgia(US), USA, Murder     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2016 Dec 7
In Michigan a federal judge who ordered the state to begin a recount of Nov 8 presidential voting, ended the recount following a state court ruling that found Green Party candidate Jill Stein had no legal standing to requests another look at the ballots.
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2016 Dec 7
London-based think-tank Overseas Development Institute said one third of children living in the slums of Bangladesh's capital spend more than 60 hours a week making clothes for the garment sector, well beyond the legal working limit.
Links: Bangladesh, Labor, Kids     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2016 Dec 7
In Bahrain British PM Theresa May and leaders from the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) agreed to counter Iran's "destabilizing activities," a pledge meant to calm nerves following the nuclear deal with world powers. The summit aimed to advance plans to turn the (GCC) into a Gulf Union with tighter defense coordination.
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2016 Dec 7
British musician Greg Lake (b.1947) died. He had co-founded both King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer. ELP broke up in 1979, reunited in 1991, later disbanded again and reunited for a 2010 tour.
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2016 Dec 7
Paris, France, was smothered by its worst winter pollution in a decade, with commuters enjoying free public transport and half of all cars ordered off the road to try to clear the air.
Links: France, Environment     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2016 Dec 7
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives toughened their tone on integrating migrants, passing a resolution on tackling forced marriage and honor killings, and cracking down on dual citizenship.
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2016 Dec 7
Ghana held elections. President John Mahama sought a second and final term. Opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo’s New Patriotic Party said the government has mismanaged national finances, not least revenue from oil from an offshore field operated by British company Tullow that began to flow in 2010.
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2016 Dec 7
In Indonesia a magnitude 6.5 earthquake rocked Aceh province early today, killing more than 100 people and sparking a frantic rescue effort in the rubble of dozens of collapsed and damaged buildings.
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2016 Dec 7
Iraq's parliament speaker said an airstrike targeting the Islamic State-held town of Qaim near the Syrian border killed and wounded "dozens" of civilians, and that he is holding the Iraqi government responsible.
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2016 Dec 7
Iraqi army troops entered another neighborhood held by the Islamic State group in the southeastern part of Mosul. Soldiers from the 9th Division took over the hospital building in the al-Salam neighborhood.
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2016 Dec 7
In Ireland a Dublin judge ordered Irish authorities to unfreeze 100 million euros ($107 million) in cash belonging to exiled Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky, ruling that police had provided no evidence that the funds were illegally gained as Russia contends.
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2016 Dec 7
Italian Premier Matteo Renzi said he would resign this evening now that Parliament has approved the 2017 national budget, a step required by the nation's president before he would let the leader step down. Pres. Mattarella had asked him to stay long enough to secure passage of the budget.
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2016 Dec 7
Kazakhstan's state security service said it has detained several people suspected of stealing oil and fuel from a refinery in Aktobe and being linked to radical Islamists.
Links: Kazakhstan, Oil     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2016 Dec 7
Kenya’s Pres. Uhuru Kenyatta urged medical workers to return to work saying nearly 20 people have died three days into a strike because of lack of care.
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2016 Dec 7
Eastern Libyan forces said they thwarted an attempted advance on some of Libya's major oil ports, hitting a rival faction with air strikes and capturing some of its commanders.
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2016 Dec 7
NATO’s top military officer said that about 150 Turkish officers have been recalled or retired from the alliance’s high command since Turkey’s July 15 failed coup.
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2016 Dec 7
Netherlands said it will gradually phase out subsidizes for renewable energy and shift its climate change strategy to areas such as energy saving and carbon capture.
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2016 Dec 7
In northern Pakistan a plane carrying 47 people crashed on the slope of a mountain in the Havelian area of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. There were no survivors.
Links: Pakistan, Air Crash, Tragedy     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2016 Dec 7
The CEO of Rosneft, Russia’s state-controlled oil company, said that it had agreed to sell a 19.5 percent stake to Swiss commodities giant Glencore and Qatar's sovereign wealth fund.
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