1. "2 killed in Bangkok blasts; New Year's events canceled."
[BANGKOK, Thailand (CNN)—Thai authorities have canceled all major New Year's celebrations in Bangkok after at least seven explosions ripped through several areas of the capital, killing two people, police and hospital officials say. At least 12 other people were wounded in Sunday's attacks, which appeared to have been coordinated, and took place hours before New Year's Eve celebrations at midnight (noon ET). Major events in Thailand's second largest city, Chiang Mai, have also been canceled. Chief government spokesman Yongyud Maiyalab warned people to be cautious but not to panic.]
2. "Hussein buried in same cemetery as sons."
[TIKRIT, Iraq (CNN)—About 100 mourners gathered at the flag-draped grave of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein who was buried Sunday in Awja, near Tikrit. About 100 people, including the governor of Salaheddin, clerics, tribal leaders and relatives attended the event, which took place at 4 a.m. (0100 GMT). Saddam Hussein's relatives, including sons Uday and Qusay, are buried in the same cemetery. His sons were killed in a firefight with U.S. forces in 2003.]
3. "Hundreds die as ferry sinks."
["Survivors of an Indonesian ferry disaster told last night how they had fought each other for life jackets as the vessel broke apart and sank, drowning up to 500 passengers. The Senopati ran into trouble off Mandalika island, about 300km north east of the capital, Jakarta, amid heavy storms. Huge waves crashed over the bows as the ship was travelling across the Java Sea from Borneo to the port of Semarang, central Java. In the last radio contact, the captain said that the ferry was damaged and capsizing."]
4. "Chappy and Joel's New Year's resolutions."
5. Kid Rock pledges to "give up something" in 2007.
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