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12/28/2005

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Aceh Rebel Army Is Disbanded

Indonesia's Aceh rebels formally disbanded their armed wing on Tuesday, effectively ending their 30-year separatist insurgency one year after the tsunami destroyed their battlefield.

100,000 Call for National Unity Government in Iraq

More than 10,000 people backing Sunni and secular Shiite politicians marched through Baghdad on Tuesday in support of a national unity government.

China Sentences Ex-Minister Over Bribery

A former Cabinet minister was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison in China's highest-level corruption case since a deputy chairman of parliament was executed in 2001.

A Year Later, World Recalls Fury of Asian Tsunami

The world remembered the fury of the Indian Ocean tsunami that one year ago Monday swept away at least 216,000 people in 12 countries and laid waste to entire communities in one of the worst natural disasters in memory.

In New Orleans, Hotels Become Town Squares

Before the sun rises on the hotels of New Orleans, doctors in scrubs pile into elevators, shoulder to shoulder with construction workers wielding their sledgehammers. The doors open and they're off to work.

The Weirdest News From 2005

If you spent your year paying close attention to Angelina and Brad -- or, heaven forbid, more important things like Hurricane Katrina -- you might have missed the most disconcerting, perplexing and underreported stories from 2005.

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