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12-27 Bush pays tribute to Gerald Ford Texas
C. 12-27 Space telescope to hunt planets Kazakhstan
D. 12-27 Iran to 'revise' nuke cooperation Iran
E. 12-27 Saddam sees death as 'sacrifice' Baghdad
F. 12-27 Somalia peace hopes stalled UN Security Council
G. 12-27 Hussein loyalists warn against hanging Iraq
7. 12-27 Quake knocks Asia back to pre-Internet Taiwan
I. 12-27 Clan leaders may help fight Islamists Somalia
9. 12-27 US accepts threat to polar bears Washington

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Dec.27   Texas     Bush pays tribute to Gerald Ford  US President remembered President Ford as a 'gentleman who reflected the best in America's character'

  Kazakhstan   Space telescope to hunt planets  The French-led Corot mission has taken off on a quest to monitor about 120,000 stars for tiny dips in brightness

  Iran Iran to 'revise' nuke cooperation  The parliament passed a bill obliging the government to revise the level of its cooperation with the IAEA watchdog

  Baghdad Saddam sees death as 'sacrifice'  In a letter written from his prison former Iraqi leader is urging his countrymen to unite against enemies

Day News


  UN Security Council   Somalia peace hopes stalled  The Security Council has failed for a second time to agree on a statement calling for the withdrawal of foreign forces

  Iraq     Hussein loyalists warn against hanging  The Baath Party is warning there will be 'grave consequences' if former Iraqi leader is executed

  Taiwan   Quake knocks Asia back to pre-Internet  A powerful earthquake triggered the largest telecommunications outage in years, cutting off telephone and Internet traffic

  Somalia Clan leaders may help fight Islamists  Clan leaders in the capital are considering supporting government forces that are poised to clash with Islamists

  Washington US accepts threat to polar bears  The US has proposed listing the bears as a threatened species because of declining ice levels

Evening News


  Somalia   Islamists withdraw from Mogadishu
  Somali Islamist leader Sheikh Sharif Ahmed said that all Islamist forces had withdrawn from the capital
 'We have withdrawn all the leaders and members,' the top Somali Islamic leader told al-Jazeera. Gunfire echoed through the streets of the capital. Ethiopia is capturing ground previously held by Islamist militias


  Mecca     Muslims begin the Hajj pilgrimage Map of Mecca
  An estimated 3 million Muslims have begun leaving for Mecca to begin the annual pilgrimage amid enhanced security


  Darfur First U.N. advisers headed to Darfur  The first group of more than 175 advisers and staff supporting peacekeepers will deploy within the next few days

  Melbourne Australia wins 4th Ashes test  Brett Lee taking 4 wickets to rush Australia to a victory by an innings and 99 runs and a 4-0 lead in the 5-match series

  China Body of one missing U.S. climber found  A second climber is still missing and presumed dead on a remote mountain in southwestern China

  New York New Yorkers given rabies warning  Health officials are warning residents to stay away from stray animals over the holiday period

San Francisco Bay Area , December 27, 2006 Timeline