December

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World Notes: Western Sahara, Iraq, Chile, Canada, Indonesia, Cuba

After taking Aminatou Haidar to a hospital on Dec. 17, Spanish authorities removed the "Saharan Gandhi" from the Canary Islands to Western Sahara.

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Iraq bombings tied to political power struggle

As Iraq set national elections for March 7, massive car bombings in Baghdad were assailed as terrorist efforts to restore dictatorship.