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B. 12-18 Man held over 5 prostitute deaths England
2. 12-18 Hamas to boycott early elections Gaza
3. 12-18 Blair, Abbas urge new efforts for peace West Bank
4. 12-18 Defence secretary Robert Gates sworn in White House, Washington
12-18 Migrant boat capsized twice; 80 die Senegal
G. 12-18 Cannavaro named FIFA's top player Italy
H. 12-18 Kidnapping mar Palestinian cease-fire Gaza
I. 12-18 Animator Joseph Barbera dies Southern California
9. 12-18 ISS crew fix jammed solar panel Global


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Dec.18   England   Man held over 5 prostitute deaths
  Supermarket worker Tom Stephens was arrested at his home in Trimley, near Felixstowe, Suffolk

  Gaza     Hamas to boycott early elections  The governing Palestinian movement has said it will boycott early elections called by Palestinian Authority President Abbas

  West Bank     Blair, Abbas urge new efforts for peace   Palestinian leader and British Prime Minister met for talks. Blair said the international community should support Abbas

  Washington Defence secretary Robert Gates sworn in  Gates, 63, has been sworn in a private event at the White House. A public swearing-in ceremony will be held later

Day News

  Senegal   Migrant boat capsized twice; 80 die
  A fishing boat crowded with more than 100 African migrants was sailing to Canary Islands, drifting for about 10 days

  Italy   Cannavaro named FIFA's top player  The 33-year-old Real Madrid defender and World Cup-winning captain was named 2006 FIFA World Player of the Year

  Gaza   Kidnapping mar Palestinian cease-fire  A fragile cease-fire between Palestinian factions teetered on the edge of collapse after a gun battle at Jabalya camp

  Southern California Animator Joseph Barbera dies  Hanna-Barbera animation team produced such characters as Tom and Jerry, Yogi Bear and the Flintstones

  Global ISS crew fix jammed solar panel  US astronaut Robert Curbeam and Sweden's Christer Fuglesang folded the stuck panel away

  Ivory Coast Diamond trade goes on despite ban  Diamonds are still being smuggled out via Mali and Ghana in violation of a U.N. embargo

Evening News

  Gaza     New clash outside hospital
  Supporters of the Hamas and Fatah have clashed again. One person has been killed and several wounded

  Sri Lanka Tigers 'abduct' 24 schoolchildren  Tamil rebels have kidnapped 24 schoolchildren, mostly teenagers, in eastern Sri Lanka

San Francisco Bay Area , December 18, 2006 Timeline