Portal:Current events/December 2007

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December 2007 was the twelfth and final month of that common year. The month, which began on a Saturday, ended on a Monday after 31 days.

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This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from December 2007.

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  • December 2007 bombing of northern Iraq: Turkish forces claim to have killed hundreds of Kurdistan Workers Party rebels and struck more than 200 targets in northern Iraq in the past 10 days. (BBC News)
  • A suicide bombing attack in Baiji, Iraq kills at least 34. (CNN)
  • At least 15 people are killed and dozens more missing after the collapse of a suspension bridge in western Nepal. (BBC News)
  • Nine people are dead following a collision between a train and a minibus in Tajikistan. (BBC News)
  • In the San Francisco Zoo, a tiger escapes from its enclosure and attacks three visitors, killing one of the men and mauling two others. (The Guardian) (CNN) (BBC News)
  • 2007 Zoé's Ark controversy - Six French aid workers, sentenced to eight years at hard labor by a Chadian court for allegedly attempting to rescue over 100 Chadian children, are flown to France, where they will appear before a French court which will decide how they will serve their sentences. (Reuters)
  • War in Somalia: Ethiopian troops have withdrawn from a key town in central Somalia. Islamist insurgents say they now control Guriel. (BBC News)
  • NASA astronomers refine the trajectory of new asteroid 2007 WD5, giving it a 1-in-25 (4%) chance of striking Mars on January 30, 2008. The object, estimated to be 50 meters wide, could impact Mars with the force of about three megatons of TNT. The potential strike area is close to the location of the Opportunity rover. (NASA)
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