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Summary.     Click for More > Terror cells 'inside Australia' warning Bali bombs 'work of experts' Radical cleric 'set sights' on Australia Wildfires ravage Sydney  Dry and windy conditions fan more than 60 blazes U.S. envoy talks terror Australia ups sky cops deployment Australia plans 'fortress' embassies
Super-helicopter rescues firefighters Australia cleansweeps over S. Africa Hewitt defeated in opening match Safin destroys Sampras' dreams Capriati, Hingis advanced to final Safin rallies to down Haas Capriati wins Australian Open   Johansson claims Australian Open  Thomas upset the odds to claim his first Grand Slam title by beating Safin May Day protesters clash with police Balloonist Fossett clinches global record   Hewitt wins Wimbledon, 2nd Grand Slam  The 21-year-old Australian crushed Nalbandian in straight sets to win his second Grand Slam title, solidify No. 1 ranking Thorpe bagged his 6th gold medal Bali bomb survivors return home Australia posts reward for Bali bombers   Australians urged to leave Indonesia  Australia has urged all its citizens still in Indonesia to leave the country, following 'disturbing new threats' Australia mourns Bali dead
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  A nation fell quiet as millions of Australians paused for sad and silent reflection
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  Super-helicopter rescues firefighters  The chopper, nicknamed Elvis, plucked firefighters to safety after they were trapped by a raging bush fires Australia cleansweeps over S. Africa  Australia wins by 10 wickets in the 3rd and final test Hewitt defeated in opening match  He is the first No. 1 seed to lose in the first round of a Grand Slam tournament since 1990 Safin destroys Sampras' dreams  Safin ran out a 6-2 6-4 6-7 7-6 winner Capriati, Hingis advanced to final  Capriati Kim Clijsters 7-5, 3-6, 6-1. Hingis rallied for a 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 victory over Seles   Safin rallies to down Haas  Marat Safin catches fire after rain delay in Australian Open semifinals   Capriati wins Australian Open  Jennifer staged a sensational comeback to beat Martina Hingis, 4-6 7-6 (9-7) 6-2   Johansson claims Australian Open


January 2002 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1  Sydney  Fires advance on Sydney suburb
Jan.3  Sydney  McGrath, MacGill strike vs. S. Africa
  Sydney  
Jan.5   Sydney  
Jan.6  Sydney  Rain poured
Jan.9  Melbourne  Hewitt, Capriati named No. 1 seeds
Jan.10  Sydney  Hingis advanced at adidas Internat.
Jan.11  Sydney  Hingis battles past Clijsters
Jan.13    Video reveals al-Qaeda terror plot
 Melbourne  Hobbled Kuerten loses
Jan.14  Melbourne  Agassi pulled out of Australian Open
  Melbourne  
Jan.15  Melbourne  Exodus of top seeds complete
Jan.17  Melbourne  Venus, Seles survive third-round
Jan.18  Melbourne  Henman downs Rusedski
 Melbourne  Capriati tested by Daniilidou
Jan.19  Melbourne  Sampras taken to 5 sets
   Migrants' strike
 Melbourne  Bjorkman derails Henman
Jan.20  Melbourne  Capriati, Henin, Mauresmo win
Jan.21   Melbourne  
 Melbourne  Hingis advanced to semifinals
Jan.23  Melbourne  Capriati, Clijsters advanced to semifinals
   Attempted suicides at camp
Jan.24   Melbourne  
   Asylum claim freeze lifted
Jan.25   Melbourne  
  Melbourne  
Jan.26   Melbourne  
  Thomas upset the odds to claim his first Grand Slam title by beating Safin
Jan.28    Inspectors seek camp's closure Jan.29  Melbourne  Australia wins over New Zealand    Hunger strike ends

February 2002 ... more > Top ^
Feb.6  Melbourne  South Africa beat New Zealand

March 2002 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1  Melbourne  Ferraris set pace for Grand Prix    Commonwealth split over Zimbabwe Mar.2    Commonwealth rift over Zimbabwe  Melbourne  Schumacher wins 5th Formula One Mar.3    Summit strikes Zimbabwe deal Mar.15    Guilty of backpacker murders Mar.18  Zimbabwe  Commonwealth to decide on Zimbabwe Mar.26    Aussies abandon Zimbabwe tour Mar.29   Riot at detention centre

April 2002 ... more > Top ^
Apr.30   Sydney   May Day protesters clash with police  Anarchists, environmentalists, trades unionists and students tried to approach a company which runs detention centres

May 2002 ... more > Top ^
May.22   Suicide tests euthanasia law
May.26   Right-winger to stand trial

June 2002 ... more > Top ^
Jun.2  France  No. 1 seed Hewitt ousted   Sydney Bishop admits abuse money offer
Jun.7   Church apologises for abuse Jun.18    Fossett lifts off on balloon record attempt Jun.27   Sydney Mass breakout at detention center

July 2002 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1  London  Hewitt, Venus reached quarterfinals Jul.2     Balloonist Fossett clinches global record  The 58-year-old ex-stockbroker succeeded in becoming the first solo balloonist to circumnavigate the globe Jul.3    Winds keep balloonist aloft Jul.5  London  Hewitt hammers Henman to reach final Jul.7   London     Hewitt wins Wimbledon, 2nd Grand Slam
  The 21-year-old Australian crushed Nalbandian in straight sets to win his second Grand Slam title, solidify No. 1 ranking
Jul.13  France  McGee wins stage, Armstrong crushed   Supersonic jet crashes in test Jul.21   Afghan refugees to be deported Jul.22   Giant squid washes up on beach Jul.30  England  Thorpe breaks world 400-meter record

August 2002 ... more > Top ^
Aug.2  England  Thorpe wins 5th gold at Commonwealth Aug.4   England   Thorpe bagged his 6th gold medal  Petria Thomas her fourth and fifth Aug.8   Australia wins huge China gas deal
Aug.15   Sydney Record rape sentence Aug.23   Hundreds may be deported to Pakistan Aug.31  New York  Hewitt withstands Blake at U.S. Open

October 2002 ... more > Top ^
Oct.3   Melbourne Melbourne, Vancouver 'world's best cities'
Oct.8   Sydney Homes destroyed in fires Oct.11   Power station terror warning Oct.14   Indonesia   Bali bomb survivors return home  There were tearful reunions at Australian airports as the anxious wait for relatives and friends continues Oct.16     Australia posts reward for Bali bombers
Map of Canberra Australia  Canberra and Jakarta will also set up a joint investigation team into bombings       Australians urged to leave Indonesia
  Australia has urged all its citizens still in Indonesia to leave the country, following 'disturbing new threats'
Oct.17   Indonesia Howard renews terror warning
Oct.19     Australia mourns Bali dead
  A nation fell quiet as millions of Australians paused for sad and silent reflection
Oct.20     Terror cells 'inside Australia' warning
  The Islamic group suspected of involvement in bombing in Bali is believed to have set up cells inside Australia   Melbourne Gunman kills two at university Oct.29   Crack down on Jemaah Islamiyah Oct.31       Bali bombs 'work of experts'  The Bali bomb attacks were not the work of a suicide bomber, according to Australian Federal Police

November 2002 ... more > Top ^
Nov.2     Radical cleric 'set sights' on Australia
  Abu Bakar Ba'asyir being probed by Indonesia made almost a dozen visits to Australia in the past decade Nov.7    England flattened at Ashes cricket series Nov.8    England rebounded at Ashes cricket test Nov.9   Homes destroyed in bushfires
  Sydney Winds bring new fire threat Nov.13   Horror over Bali suspect's media circus Nov.14   Sydney Protesters march on WTO meeting

December 2002 ... more > Top ^
Dec.4   Sydney   Wildfires ravage Sydney
  Dry and windy conditions fan more than 60 blazes
Dec.5   Sydney Firefighters battle to control blazes Dec.6   Sydney Firefighters battle against time Dec.8   Sydney Bushfire shifted to Blue Mountains   Sydney Firefighters gaining upper hand in fires Dec.10   Sydney Rain has Sydney breathing easier Dec.12   Sydney   U.S. envoy talks terror  Secretary of State Richard Armitage has arrived to discuss security issues Dec.17     Australia ups sky cops deployment  Australia and Singapore have agreed to allow undercover armed guards on flights between the two countries Dec.25     Australia plans 'fortress' embassies  Australia will relocate its embassy in the Philippines, and move 2 other missions into stronger compounds


  Super-helicopter rescues firefighters  The chopper, nicknamed Elvis, plucked firefighters to safety after they were trapped by a raging bush fires Suicide tests euthanasia law Supersonic jet crashes in test Giant squid washes up on beach Homes destroyed in fires Bali bomb survivors return home  There were tearful reunions at Australian airports as the anxious wait for relatives and friends continues Homes destroyed in bushfires Winds bring new fire threat Wildfires ravage Sydney




Australia, 2002 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2002
Jan.1  Sydney  Fires advance on Sydney suburb
Jan.3   Sydney
Jan.6  Sydney  Rain poured
Jan.23    Attempted suicides at camp
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Jul.13  
Jul.22  
Oct.8   Sydney
Oct.14   Indonesia
Nov.9  
Nov.9   Sydney
Dec.4   Sydney
  Dry and windy conditions fan more than 60 blazes
Dec.5   Sydney Firefighters battle to control blazes
Dec.6   Sydney Firefighters battle against time Dec.8   Sydney Bushfire shifted to Blue Mountains Dec.8   Sydney Firefighters gaining upper hand in fires Dec.10   Sydney Rain has Sydney breathing easier



Australia, 2002 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2002 Aug.8   Australia wins huge China gas deal
Oct.3   Melbourne Melbourne, Vancouver 'world's best cities' Dec.17   Australia ups sky cops deployment  Australia and Singapore have agreed to allow undercover armed guards on flights between the two countries



Australia, 2002 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2002 Jan.3  Sydney  McGrath, MacGill strike vs. S. Africa Jan.5   Sydney Australia cleansweeps over S. Africa  Australia wins by 10 wickets in the 3rd and final test Jan.9  Melbourne  Hewitt, Capriati named No. 1 seeds Jan.10  Sydney  Hingis advanced at adidas Internat. Jan.11  Sydney  Hingis battles past Clijsters Jan.13  Melbourne  Hobbled Kuerten loses Jan.14  Melbourne  Agassi pulled out of Australian Open Jan.14   Melbourne Hewitt defeated in opening match  He is the first No. 1 seed to lose in the first round of a Grand Slam tournament since 1990 Jan.15  Melbourne  Exodus of top seeds complete Jan.17  Melbourne  Venus, Seles survive third-round Jan.18  Melbourne  Henman downs Rusedski Jan.18  Melbourne  Capriati tested by Daniilidou Jan.19  Melbourne  Sampras taken to 5 sets Jan.19  Melbourne  Bjorkman derails Henman Jan.20  Melbourne  Capriati, Henin, Mauresmo win Jan.21   Melbourne Safin destroys Sampras' dreams  Safin ran out a 6-2 6-4 6-7 7-6 winner Jan.21  Melbourne  Hingis advanced to semifinals Jan.23  Melbourne  Capriati, Clijsters advanced to semifinals Jan.24   Melbourne Capriati, Hingis advanced to final  Capriati Kim Clijsters 7-5, 3-6, 6-1. Hingis rallied for a 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 victory over Seles Jan.25   Melbourne   Safin rallies to down Haas  Marat Safin catches fire after rain delay in Australian Open semifinals Jan.25   Melbourne   Capriati wins Australian Open  Jennifer staged a sensational comeback to beat Martina Hingis, 4-6 7-6 (9-7) 6-2 Jan.26   Melbourne   Johansson claims Australian Open
  Thomas upset the odds to claim his first Grand Slam title by beating Safin
Jan.29  Melbourne  Australia wins over New Zealand Feb.6  Melbourne  South Africa beat New Zealand Mar.1  Melbourne  Ferraris set pace for Grand Prix Mar.2  Melbourne  Schumacher wins 5th Formula One Mar.26    Aussies abandon Zimbabwe tour Jun.2  France  No. 1 seed Hewitt ousted Jun.18    Fossett lifts off on balloon record attempt Jul.1  London  Hewitt, Venus reached quarterfinals Jul.2   Balloonist Fossett clinches global record  The 58-year-old ex-stockbroker succeeded in becoming the first solo balloonist to circumnavigate the globe Jul.3    Winds keep balloonist aloft Jul.5  London  Hewitt hammers Henman to reach final Jul.7   London   Hewitt wins Wimbledon, 2nd Grand Slam
  The 21-year-old Australian crushed Nalbandian in straight sets to win his second Grand Slam title, solidify No. 1 ranking
Jul.13  France  McGee wins stage, Armstrong crushed Jul.30  England  Thorpe breaks world 400-meter record Aug.2  England  Thorpe wins 5th gold at Commonwealth Aug.4   England Thorpe bagged his 6th gold medal  Petria Thomas her fourth and fifth Aug.31  New York  Hewitt withstands Blake at U.S. Open Nov.7    England flattened at Ashes cricket series Nov.8    England rebounded at Ashes cricket test



Australia, 2002 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2002 Jan.13    Video reveals al-Qaeda terror plot Mar.15    Guilty of backpacker murders Mar.29   Riot at detention centre May.26   Right-winger to stand trial Jun.2   Sydney Bishop admits abuse money offer Jun.7   Church apologises for abuse Jun.27   Sydney Mass breakout at detention center Aug.15   Sydney Record rape sentence Oct.11   Power station terror warning Oct.16   Australia posts reward for Bali bombers Map of Canberra Australia  Canberra and Jakarta will also set up a joint investigation team into bombings Oct.17   Indonesia Howard renews terror warning Oct.20   Terror cells 'inside Australia' warning  The Islamic group suspected of involvement in bombing in Bali is believed to have set up cells inside Australia Oct.20   Melbourne Gunman kills two at university Oct.29   Crack down on Jemaah Islamiyah Oct.31     Bali bombs 'work of experts'  The Bali bomb attacks were not the work of a suicide bomber, according to Australian Federal Police Nov.2   Radical cleric 'set sights' on Australia  Abu Bakar Ba'asyir being probed by Indonesia made almost a dozen visits to Australia in the past decade Nov.13   Horror over Bali suspect's media circus



Australia, 2002 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2002 Jan.19    Migrants' strike Jan.24    Asylum claim freeze lifted Jan.28    Inspectors seek camp's closure Jan.29    Hunger strike ends Mar.1    Commonwealth split over Zimbabwe Mar.2    Commonwealth rift over Zimbabwe Mar.3    Summit strikes Zimbabwe deal Mar.18  Zimbabwe  Commonwealth to decide on Zimbabwe Apr.30   Sydney May Day protesters clash with police  Anarchists, environmentalists, trades unionists and students tried to approach a company which runs detention centres Jun.2   Sydney Bishop admits abuse money offer
Jun.7   Church apologises for abuse Jul.21   Afghan refugees to be deported Aug.23   Hundreds may be deported to Pakistan Oct.16     Australians urged to leave Indonesia
  Australia has urged all its citizens still in Indonesia to leave the country, following 'disturbing new threats'
Oct.19   Australia mourns Bali dead
  A nation fell quiet as millions of Australians paused for sad and silent reflection
Oct.29   Crack down on Jemaah Islamiyah
Nov.14   Sydney Protesters march on WTO meeting Dec.12   Sydney U.S. envoy talks terror  Secretary of State Richard Armitage has arrived to discuss security issues Dec.25   Australia plans 'fortress' embassies  Australia will relocate its embassy in the Philippines, and move 2 other missions into stronger compounds