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12/15/2006

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Dozens Kidnapped in Baghdad

Gunmen in military uniforms kidnapped dozens of people Thursday from a major commercial area in central Baghdad, the second mass abduction in the capital in a month.

Russia Calls for Changes in Iran Draft Sanctions

Russia produced amendments on Wednesday to a draft European resolution imposing sanctions on Iran for its nuclear ambitions but said none appeared to block any final agreement.

Diana Inquiry Reveals No Foul Play

A three-year inquiry into the death of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed has concluded that allegations of murder were unfounded, and that the Paris car crash that killed the two in 1997 was a ""tragic accident,"" a senior police officer said Thursday.

Next UN Secretary-General Is Coming to Town

South Korean Ban Ki-moon took the oath of office as the eighth UN secretary-general at a ceremony in the General Assembly on Thursday, less than three weeks before he assumes the post from Kofi Annan.

All the Homeless People

The late arrival of freezing temperatures this year represents only a temporary respite for the more than 1 million homeless people who face the problem of how to survive until the spring.

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