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03-11 Rail blasts: 200 dead Madrid
2. 05-01 EU welcomes 10 new members European Union
D. 08-13 Glittering opening for Olympics Greece
E. 09-03 350 dead after troops storm school Beslan, North Ossetia, North Caucasus
5. 11-10 Arafat died Paris
6. 11-22 Storm of protest at poll result Kiev

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Rail blasts: 200 dead EU welcomes 10 new members Glittering opening for Olympics 350 dead after troops storm school Bush re-elected Arafat died Storm of protest at poll result   9.0 Quake leaves 212,000 dead
Jan.3  USA  NASA rover lands safely on red planet
Jan.11  Iran  Protest as reformists blocked
Jan.19  Iowa  Kerry leads in caucuses
Jan.28  London  Hutton clears Blair, faults BBC
Feb.10  Paris  MPs back headscarf ban
Feb.29  Haiti  Aristide quits, flees Haiti
Mar.11   Madrid
Mar.14  Moscow  Putin claims second term
Mar.20  Taiwan  Call for recount as Chen wins
Mar.21  Gaza  Hamas founder killed in Israeli airstrike
Mar.31  Sunni Triangle  Iraqis hang U.S. bodies off bridge
Apr.22  North Korea  Many casualties in train crash
Apr.30  Washington  Iraq prison abuse sparks outrage
May.1   European Union
May.13  New Delhi  Vajpayee resigns after poll upset
May.19  New Delhi  Singh named PM-designate
May.23  Paris  Deadly airport roof collapse
May.27  Haiti  1,000 people feared dead in flood town
Jun.5  Los Angeles  Ronald Reagan dead at 93
Jun.27  Baghdad  US hands over sovereignty in Iraq
Jul.1  Baghdad  Defiant Saddam in court
Jul.6  Pennsylvania  Kerry names Edwards his running mate
Jul.16  Southern India  School blaze kills 90
Jul.22  Washington  911 panel report: 'Failure of imagination'
Aug.1  Paraguay  Supermarket fire death toll tops 300
Aug.11  Iraq  U.S. launches offensive in Najaf
Aug.13   Greece
Aug.16  Venezuela  Recall vote: Chavez claims victory
Aug.24  Russia  Two passenger jets crash
Sep.3   North Caucasus
Sep.7  Iraq  U.S. death toll in Iraq passes 1,000
Sep.22  Haiti  Jeanne leaves more than 1,050 dead
Sep.27  New York  Oil rises to $50
Oct.7  Egypt  Three blasts kill 40 at tourist resorts
Oct.17  Darfur  Report: Up to 70,000 dead in Darfur
Oct.24  Kabul  Karzai wins Afghan majority
 Iraq  Massacre of 50 Iraqi army recruits
Oct.29  Paris  Ailing Arafat arrives in Paris
 Arab Countries  New Bin Laden's videotape
Nov.2  Netherlands  Gunman kills film director
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Nov.9  Sunni Triangle  U.S., Iraqis enter Falluja's center
Nov.10   Paris
Nov.12  West Bank  Chaos as Arafat is buried
Nov.22   Kiev
Nov.30  Philippines  Storm kills 1000
Dec.11  Austria  Doctors: Yushchenko Was Poisoned
Dec.26   Aceh
  People across Asia are flocking to morgues seeking lost loved ones after tsunamis swept across the Indian Ocean
 A great undersea earthquake occurred at an epicenter off the west coast of Sumatra. The earthquake triggered tsunamis along the coasts of landmasses bordering the Indian Ocean, killing large people and inundating coastal communities. The tsunami devastated the shores of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand with waves up to 30 m and caused serious damage and deaths as far as the east coast of Africa
 Kiev  Yushchenko declares victory in re-vote
Dec.29  Southeast Asia  Wave toll 'could exceed 100,000'
Dec.30  Argentina  175 dead in Buenos Aires club fire



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Location Politics Disasters Crime & Justice War & Army Election, Vote
Europe
Hutton clears Blair, faults BBC
MPs back headscarf ban
Putin claims second term
EU welcomes 10 new members
Arafat died
Storm of protest at poll result
Deadly airport roof collapse
Two passenger jets crash
Rail blasts: 200 dead
Two passenger jets crash
Gunman kills film director
Doctors: Yushchenko Was Poisoned
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Putin claims second term
Storm of protest at poll result
Yushchenko declares victory in re-vote
Arab Countries
US hands over sovereignty in Iraq
Chaos as Arafat is buried
Airliner crashes into Red Sea
Report: Up to 70,000 dead in Darfur
Iraqis hang U.S. bodies off bridge
Defiant Saddam in court
Three blasts kill 40 at tourist resorts
Massacre of 50 Iraqi army recruits
Hamas founder killed in Israeli airstrike
Iraqis hang U.S. bodies off bridge
U.S. launches offensive in Najaf
U.S., Iraqis enter Falluja's center
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European Union
Hutton clears Blair, faults BBC
MPs back headscarf ban
EU welcomes 10 new members
Arafat died
Deadly airport roof collapse
Rail blasts: 200 dead
Gunman kills film director
Doctors: Yushchenko Was Poisoned
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USA
Kerry leads in caucuses
Ronald Reagan dead at 93
911 panel report: 'Failure of imagination'
Bush re-elected
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Iraq prison abuse sparks outrage
Iraq prison abuse sparks outrage
Kerry leads in caucuses
Kerry names Edwards his running mate
Bush re-elected
Iraq
US hands over sovereignty in Iraq
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Iraqis hang U.S. bodies off bridge
Defiant Saddam in court
Massacre of 50 Iraqi army recruits
Iraqis hang U.S. bodies off bridge
U.S. launches offensive in Najaf
U.S., Iraqis enter Falluja's center
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South Asia
Loya jirga agrees constitution
Vajpayee resigns after poll upset
Singh named PM-designate
Karzai wins Afghan majority
School blaze kills 90
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Karzai wins Afghan majority
Latin America
Aristide quits, flees Haiti
Recall vote: Chavez claims victory
1,000 people feared dead in flood town
Supermarket fire death toll tops 300
Jeanne leaves more than 1,050 dead
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Recall vote: Chavez claims victory
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Putin claims second term
Storm of protest at poll result
Yushchenko declares victory in re-vote
Two passenger jets crash
Two passenger jets crash
350 dead after troops storm school
350 dead after troops storm school
Putin claims second term
Storm of protest at poll result
Yushchenko declares victory in re-vote
East Asia
Call for recount as Chen wins
Many casualties in train crash
Storm kills 1000
9.0 Quake leaves 212,000 dead
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Call for recount as Chen wins
France
MPs back headscarf ban
Arafat died
Deadly airport roof collapse
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India
Vajpayee resigns after poll upset
Singh named PM-designate
School blaze kills 90
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Haiti
Aristide quits, flees Haiti
1,000 people feared dead in flood town
Jeanne leaves more than 1,050 dead
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Southeast Asia Your ad is here
Storm kills 1000
9.0 Quake leaves 212,000 dead
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South America
Recall vote: Chavez claims victory
Supermarket fire death toll tops 300
175 dead in Buenos Aires club fire
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Recall vote: Chavez claims victory
Russia
Putin claims second term
Two passenger jets crash
Two passenger jets crash
350 dead after troops storm school
350 dead after troops storm school
Putin claims second term

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  NASA rover lands safely on red planet  A robotic explorer is sending a signal that it survived the risky descent through the Martian atmosphere and bouncing landing Protest as reformists blocked Kerry leads in caucuses Hutton clears Blair, faults BBC MPs back headscarf ban Aristide quits, flees Haiti  President resigned and left his embattled nation 'to prevent bloodshed,' according to a statement read by Prime Minister Rail blasts: 200 dead Map of Madrid


January 2004 ... more > Top ^
Jan.2  Egypt  Airliner crashes into Red Sea
Jan.3   USA  
Jan.4  Kabul  Loya jirga agrees constitution
 Pakistan  India, Pakistan leaders meet
Jan.6  London  Diana crash investigation ordered
Jan.9  Libya  Libya signs UTA bombing payout
Jan.11   Iran
Jan.14  Washington  Bush unveils vision for moon and beyond
Jan.16  Vietnam  WHO: 4th death linked to bird flu
Jan.19   Iowa
Jan.21  Jerusalem  Sharon may face corruption charge
Jan.25  Washington  Kay: No evidence Iraq stockpiled WMDs
Jan.28   London
Jan.29  Ruhr  Israel and Hezbollah swap prisoners
Jan.31  Texas  Janet Jackson revealing breast


February 2004 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1  Kurdistan  At least 67 dead in suicide blasts
Feb.6  Moscow  Metro blast kills 39
 Washington  Bush launches Iraq WMD commission
Feb.10   Paris
 Iraq  Car bomb kills at least 50
Feb.18  Iran  Train blast destroys villages, 300 killed
Feb.21  Iran  'Landslide' for hard-liners
Feb.23  Morocco  Quake kills 600
Feb.29   Haiti  


March 2004 ... more > Top ^
Mar.2  Baghdad  182 killed in attacks in Baghdad, Karbala
Mar.5  New York  Jury finds Martha Stewart guilty
Mar.8  Iraq  Interim constitution signed
Mar.11  South Korea  National Assembly votes to impeach Roh
  Madrid  
  A series of co-ordinated bomb attacks on Madrid's commuter trains at the height of the rush hour blamed on ETA.    The attacks took place at the height of rush hour when 3 separate trains were hit by near-simultaneous explosions along the southern part of Madrid's t...
Mar.14   Moscow Putin claims second term  Spain  Poll triumph for Socialists Mar.18  West Pakistan  Sources: Al-Zawahiri surrounded  Taiwan  President Chen shot Mar.20   Taiwan Call for recount as Chen wins Mar.21   Gaza Hamas founder killed in Israeli airstrike Mar.25  Libya  Blair, Gadhafi in historic meeting Mar.28  Iraq  Protests as U.S. closes Iraqi paper Mar.29  Washington  Bush welcomes NATO's new seven Mar.30  Uzbekistan  23 dead in 'terrorist' clash Mar.31   Sunni Triangle Iraqis hang U.S. bodies off bridge

April 2004 ... more > Top ^
Apr.6  Sunni Triangle  Heavy fighting in sealed Falluja Apr.8  Iraq  Japanese, Koreans taken hostage Apr.14  Washington  Bush praises Sharon's pullout proposal  Afghanistan  Bin Laden offers Europe truce Apr.17  Gaza  Hamas leader killed in Israeli airstrike Apr.18  Spain  Spain PM orders Iraq troops home Apr.21  Basra  Car bombs in Basra kill 68 Apr.22   North Korea Many casualties in train crash
Apr.27  Sunni Triangle  U.S. warplanes pound Fallujah targets Apr.30   Washington   Iraq prison abuse sparks outrage  A coalition military spokesman is 'disgusted' by photographs that apparently show U.S. soldiers abusing detainees

May 2004 ... more > Top ^
May.1  Saudi Arabia  6 Westerners killed in attack   European Union   EU welcomes 10 new members
  Capitals across Europe celebrated as the European Union marked the largest expansion in its history.    Cyprus, Czech ,Estonia ,Hungary, Latvia, L...
May.4  Washington  Bush appeal to Arabs in abuse row May.9  Chechnya  Bomb kills Chechen president May.11  Iraq  Video shows U.S. captive beheaded May.13   New Delhi Vajpayee resigns after poll upset
May.17  Iraq  Interim council head killed in car bombing May.18  New Delhi  Gandhi 'humbly' declines PM job May.19   New Delhi Singh named PM-designate May.23   Paris Deadly airport roof collapse May.27   Haiti 1,000 people feared dead in flood town May.28  Iraq  Allawi named as future prime minister May.29  Saudi Arabia  50 foreigners held hostage

June 2004 ... more > Top ^
Jun.3  CIA  Tenet resigns as CIA director Jun.5   Los Angeles   Ronald Reagan dead at 93  Former President died at his home in Los Angeles. He led a conservative revolution and hastened the end of the Cold War Jun.6  France  D-Day: 'America would do it again' Jun.10  US Georgia  G8 summit ends with show of unity Jun.18  Saudi Arabia  U.S. hostage beheaded Jun.22  Iraq  South Korean hostage beheaded Jun.24  Sunni Triangle  Multiple attacks kill 90 Jun.27   Baghdad US hands over sovereignty in Iraq


July 2004 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1   Baghdad Defiant Saddam in court
Jul.5  Portugal  Greece win Euro 2004 over Portugal Jul.6   Pennsylvania Kerry names Edwards his running mate Jul.13  Bangladesh  Flood havoc mounts in South Asia  Iraq  Manila begins troop pullout Jul.15  Baghdad  Iraq to form new security force Jul.16   Southern India School blaze kills 90 Jul.18  Gaza  Militants protest Arafat security shakeup Jul.20  UN Gen. Assembly  U.N. votes against West Bank barrier Jul.22   Washington   911 panel report: 'Failure of imagination'  The 570-page, 14-chapter report offers recommendations for reforming security agencies to fight terrorism Jul.25  Paris  Armstrong wins 6th Tour de France Jul.28  Iraq  Day of violence leaves at least 115 dead Jul.29  Boston  Kerry accepting nomination Jul.30  UN Security Council  Council Oks Sudan resolution

August 2004 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1   Paraguay   Supermarket fire death toll tops 300  The fire broke out at the Ycua Bolanos supermarket while it was crowded with Sunday shoppers. Dozens were injured  New York  Threat level raised at key financial sites Aug.11   Iraq U.S. launches offensive in Najaf
Aug.13   Greece     Glittering opening for Olympics
  The Games returned to their birthplace after 108 years with a glittering ceremony that featured more than 4,000 performers.    The ceremony set to put to memory construction delays and doping scandals. President Stephanopoulos opened the Games. 75,000 spectators...
Aug.16   Venezuela Recall vote: Chavez claims victory Aug.22  Norway  Scream stolen from museum Aug.24   Russia Two passenger jets crash Aug.26  Iraq  Ayatollah reaches peace deal with al-Sadr Aug.29  Athens  Olympics: Games Close Aug.31  Southern Israel  16 killed in bus explosions

September 2004 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1  North Caucasus  Standoff school siege Sep.2  France  Scarf ban comes into force Sep.3   North Caucasus     350 dead after troops storm school
Map of Beslan North Ossetia Russia
  1,200 hostages might have been inside the Beslan school. Hundreds of people were injured.    On the 3rd day of the standoff, gunfire broke out between the hostage-takers and security forces. 186 children were among ...
Sep.7   Iraq U.S. death toll in Iraq passes 1,000 Sep.11  North Korea  Big blast reported Sep.13  Moscow  Putin tightens grip on security Sep.14  Baghdad  Car bomb at police station kills 47 Sep.17  Alabama  U.S. death toll at least 22 in Ivan's wake Sep.20  Indonesia  Ex-general Yudhoyono heads for win Sep.22   Haiti Jeanne leaves more than 1,050 dead Sep.23  U.S. Congress  Iraq PM thanks U.S. Sep.27   New York Oil rises to $50 Sep.29  Moscow  Russia 'to ratify climate treaty' Sep.30  Florida  Bush, Kerry face off in debate

October 2004 ... more > Top ^
Oct.1  Sunni Triangle  109 insurgents killed in Samarra Oct.7   Egypt Three blasts kill 40 at tourist resorts
Oct.13  Arizona  Bush, Kerry clash on security in debate Oct.17   Darfur   Report: Up to 70,000 dead in Darfur  The WHO: Up to 70,000 refugees have died since March 1 due to various causes, including diseases and malnutrition Oct.20  Japan  Typhoon kills at least 48 Oct.22  New York  Oil price rises above $55 a barrel Oct.24   Kabul Karzai wins Afghan majority   Iraq Massacre of 50 Iraqi army recruits Oct.26  Thailand  78 die after riot  Jerusalem  Parliament OKs Sharon's withdrawal plan Oct.27  U. S. Midwest  Boston won World Series title over St Louis Oct.29   Paris Ailing Arafat arrives in Paris   Arab Countries New Bin Laden's videotape

November 2004 ... more > Top ^
Nov.2   Netherlands Gunman kills film director
  USA     Bush re-elected
  In Ohio Kerry trailed Bush by about 104,000 votes out of just over 5 million cast -- 48% to 51%.    George W Bush projected himself during the campaign as th...
Nov.3  Kabul  Karzai declared poll winner  Boston  Kerry admits election defeat Nov.4  Paris  Arafat 'in critical condition' Nov.9   Sunni Triangle   U.S., Iraqis enter Falluja's center   10 U.S. troops and 2 Iraqi soldiers had been killed, 22 others wounded Nov.10   Paris     Arafat died
  The veteran Palestinian leader has died in a Paris hospital. There is no clear line of succession.    Yasser Arafat led Palestinian struggle for more than 40 years. He ...
Nov.12   West Bank Chaos as Arafat is buried Nov.14  Sunni Triangle  U.S.: 'Enemy is broken' in Falluja Nov.15  Washington  Rice to replace Colin Powell Nov.16  Iraq  Margaret Hassan apparently killed Nov.22   Kiev     Storm of protest at poll result
  At the start of the Orange Revolution the opposition camped out on the streets after crying foul in a runoff vote in presidential election.    The election commission said Prime Minister Yanukovych had a slim lead over liberal challenger Yushchenko who told thousands of supporters to stay in ma...
Nov.25  Kiev  Court puts poll result on hold Nov.30   Philippines Storm kills 1000

December 2004 ... more > Top ^
Dec.3  Kiev  Court Orders Re-Run of Rigged Poll Dec.6  Saudi Arabia  9 Killed in Attack on U.S. Mission Dec.11   Austria Doctors: Yushchenko Was Poisoned
Dec.17  Turkey  'Deal struck' in Turkey-EU talks Dec.19  Iraq  Bombs in Karbala, Najaf kill more than 60 Dec.21  Mosul  22 killed in attack on U.S. base Dec.24  Honduras  Gang linked to massacre Dec.26   Aceh     9.0 Quake leaves 212,000 dead
  People across Asia are flocking to morgues seeking lost loved ones after tsunamis swept across the Indian Ocean
 A great undersea earthquake occurred at an epicenter off the west coast of Sumatra. The earthquake triggered tsunamis along the coasts of landmasses bordering the Indian Ocean, killing large people and inundating coastal communities. The tsunami devastated the shores of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand with waves up to 30 m and caused serious damage and deaths as far as the east coast of Africa
  Kiev Yushchenko declares victory in re-vote  Indonesia  Asia quake death toll 13,000 Dec.29   Southeast Asia Wave toll 'could exceed 100,000' Dec.30   Argentina 175 dead in Buenos Aires club fire


Hamas founder killed in Israeli airstrike Iraqis hang U.S. bodies off bridge Iraq prison abuse sparks outrage  A coalition military spokesman is 'disgusted' by photographs that apparently show U.S. soldiers abusing detainees U.S. launches offensive in Najaf   350 dead after troops storm school Map of Beslan North Ossetia Russia




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2004
Jan.29  Ruhr  Israel and Hezbollah swap prisoners
Mar.18  West Pakistan  Sources: Al-Zawahiri surrounded
Mar.21   Gaza
Mar.29  Washington  Bush welcomes NATO's new seven
Mar.30  Uzbekistan  23 dead in 'terrorist' clash
Mar.31   Sunni Triangle
Apr.6  Sunni Triangle  Heavy fighting in sealed Falluja
Apr.17  Gaza  Hamas leader killed in Israeli airstrike
Apr.18  Spain  Spain PM orders Iraq troops home
Apr.27  Sunni Triangle  U.S. warplanes pound Fallujah targets
Apr.30   Washington
Jun.6  France  D-Day: 'America would do it again'
Jun.24  Sunni Triangle  Multiple attacks kill 90
Jul.13  Iraq  Manila begins troop pullout
Jul.15  Baghdad  Iraq to form new security force
Jul.18  Gaza  Militants protest Arafat security shakeup
Jul.28  Iraq  Day of violence leaves at least 115 dead
Aug.11   Iraq
Aug.26  Iraq  Ayatollah reaches peace deal with al-Sadr
Sep.3   North Caucasus
  1,200 hostages might have been inside the Beslan school. Hundreds of people were injured.    On the 3rd day of the standoff, gunfire broke out between the hostage-takers and security forces. 186 children were among ...
Sep.7   Iraq U.S. death toll in Iraq passes 1,000 Oct.1  Sunni Triangle  109 insurgents killed in Samarra Nov.9   Sunni Triangle U.S., Iraqis enter Falluja's center   10 U.S. troops and 2 Iraqi soldiers had been killed, 22 others wounded Nov.14  Sunni Triangle  U.S.: 'Enemy is broken' in Falluja Dec.21  Mosul  22 killed in attack on U.S. base



World, Top Stories, 2004 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2004 Jan.2  Egypt  Airliner crashes into Red Sea Jan.16  Vietnam  WHO: 4th death linked to bird flu Feb.18  Iran  Train blast destroys villages, 300 killed Feb.23  Morocco  Quake kills 600 Apr.22   North Korea Many casualties in train crash
May.23   Paris Deadly airport roof collapse May.27   Haiti 1,000 people feared dead in flood town Jul.13  Bangladesh  Flood havoc mounts in South Asia Jul.16   Southern India School blaze kills 90 Aug.1   Paraguay Supermarket fire death toll tops 300  The fire broke out at the Ycua Bolanos supermarket while it was crowded with Sunday shoppers. Dozens were injured Aug.24   Russia Two passenger jets crash Sep.11  North Korea  Big blast reported Sep.17  Alabama  U.S. death toll at least 22 in Ivan's wake Sep.22   Haiti Jeanne leaves more than 1,050 dead Sep.29  Moscow  Russia 'to ratify climate treaty' Oct.17   Darfur Report: Up to 70,000 dead in Darfur  The WHO: Up to 70,000 refugees have died since March 1 due to various causes, including diseases and malnutrition Oct.20  Japan  Typhoon kills at least 48 Oct.26  Thailand  78 die after riot Nov.30   Philippines Storm kills 1000 Dec.26   Aceh   9.0 Quake leaves 212,000 dead
  People across Asia are flocking to morgues seeking lost loved ones after tsunamis swept across the Indian Ocean
 A great undersea earthquake occurred at an epicenter off the west coast of Sumatra. The earthquake triggered tsunamis along the coasts of landmasses bordering the Indian Ocean, killing large people and inundating coastal communities. The tsunami devastated the shores of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand with waves up to 30 m and caused serious damage and deaths as far as the east coast of Africa
Dec.26  Indonesia  Asia quake death toll 13,000 Dec.29   Southeast Asia Wave toll 'could exceed 100,000'
Dec.30   Argentina 175 dead in Buenos Aires club fire



World, Top Stories, 2004 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2004 Jul.5  Portugal  Greece win Euro 2004 over Portugal Jul.25  Paris  Armstrong wins 6th Tour de France Aug.13   Greece   Glittering opening for Olympics
  The Games returned to their birthplace after 108 years with a glittering ceremony that featured more than 4,000 performers.    The ceremony set to put to memory construction delays and doping scandals. President Stephanopoulos opened the Games. 75,000 spectators...
Aug.29  Athens  Olympics: Games Close Oct.27  U. S. Midwest  Boston won World Series title over St Louis



World, Top Stories, 2004 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2004 Jan.31  Texas  Janet Jackson revealing breast Mar.5  New York  Jury finds Martha Stewart guilty Sep.27   New York Oil rises to $50
Oct.22  New York  Oil price rises above $55 a barrel Nov.2   Netherlands Gunman kills film director



World, Top Stories, 2004 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2004 Jan.21  Jerusalem  Sharon may face corruption charge Feb.1  Kurdistan  At least 67 dead in suicide blasts Feb.6  Moscow  Metro blast kills 39 Feb.10  Iraq  Car bomb kills at least 50 Mar.2  Baghdad  182 killed in attacks in Baghdad, Karbala Mar.5  New York  Jury finds Martha Stewart guilty Mar.11   Madrid Rail blasts: 200 dead
Map of Madrid
  A series of co-ordinated bomb attacks on Madrid's commuter trains at the height of the rush hour blamed on ETA.    The attacks took place at the height of rush hour when 3 separate trains were hit by near-simultaneous explosions along the southern part of Madrid's t...
Mar.18  Taiwan  President Chen shot Mar.31   Sunni Triangle Iraqis hang U.S. bodies off bridge Apr.8  Iraq  Japanese, Koreans taken hostage Apr.14  Afghanistan  Bin Laden offers Europe truce Apr.21  Basra  Car bombs in Basra kill 68 Apr.30   Washington Iraq prison abuse sparks outrage  A coalition military spokesman is 'disgusted' by photographs that apparently show U.S. soldiers abusing detainees May.1  Saudi Arabia  6 Westerners killed in attack May.9  Chechnya  Bomb kills Chechen president May.11  Iraq  Video shows U.S. captive beheaded May.17  Iraq  Interim council head killed in car bombing May.29  Saudi Arabia  50 foreigners held hostage Jun.3  CIA  Tenet resigns as CIA director Jun.18  Saudi Arabia  U.S. hostage beheaded Jun.22  Iraq  South Korean hostage beheaded Jul.1   Baghdad Defiant Saddam in court Aug.1  New York  Threat level raised at key financial sites Aug.22  Norway  Scream stolen from museum Aug.24   Russia Two passenger jets crash Aug.31  Southern Israel  16 killed in bus explosions Sep.1  North Caucasus  Standoff school siege Sep.3   North Caucasus   350 dead after troops storm school Map of Beslan North Ossetia Russia
  1,200 hostages might have been inside the Beslan school. Hundreds of people were injured.    On the 3rd day of the standoff, gunfire broke out between the hostage-takers and security forces. 186 children were among ...
Sep.14  Baghdad  Car bomb at police station kills 47 Oct.7   Egypt Three blasts kill 40 at tourist resorts Oct.24   Iraq Massacre of 50 Iraqi army recruits Oct.26  Thailand  78 die after riot Oct.29   Arab Countries New Bin Laden's videotape Nov.2   Netherlands Gunman kills film director Nov.16  Iraq  Margaret Hassan apparently killed Dec.6  Saudi Arabia  9 Killed in Attack on U.S. Mission Dec.11   Austria Doctors: Yushchenko Was Poisoned Dec.19  Iraq  Bombs in Karbala, Najaf kill more than 60 Dec.24  Honduras  Gang linked to massacre



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2004 Jan.3   USA   NASA rover lands safely on red planet  A robotic explorer is sending a signal that it survived the risky descent through the Martian atmosphere and bouncing landing Jan.4  Kabul  Loya jirga agrees constitution Jan.4  Pakistan  India, Pakistan leaders meet Jan.6  London  Diana crash investigation ordered Jan.9  Libya  Libya signs UTA bombing payout Jan.11   Iran Protest as reformists blocked
Jan.14  Washington  Bush unveils vision for moon and beyond Jan.19   Iowa Kerry leads in caucuses Jan.25  Washington  Kay: No evidence Iraq stockpiled WMDs Jan.28   London Hutton clears Blair, faults BBC Jan.29  Ruhr  Israel and Hezbollah swap prisoners Feb.6  Washington  Bush launches Iraq WMD commission Feb.10   Paris MPs back headscarf ban Feb.21  Iran  'Landslide' for hard-liners Feb.29   Haiti Aristide quits, flees Haiti  President resigned and left his embattled nation 'to prevent bloodshed,' according to a statement read by Prime Minister Mar.8  Iraq  Interim constitution signed Mar.11  South Korea  National Assembly votes to impeach Roh Mar.14   Moscow Putin claims second term Mar.14  Spain  Poll triumph for Socialists Mar.20   Taiwan Call for recount as Chen wins Mar.25  Libya  Blair, Gadhafi in historic meeting Mar.28  Iraq  Protests as U.S. closes Iraqi paper Mar.29  Washington  Bush welcomes NATO's new seven Apr.14  Washington  Bush praises Sharon's pullout proposal Apr.18  Spain  Spain PM orders Iraq troops home May.1   European Union EU welcomes 10 new members
  Capitals across Europe celebrated as the European Union marked the largest expansion in its history.    Cyprus, Czech ,Estonia ,Hungary, Latvia, L...
May.4  Washington  Bush appeal to Arabs in abuse row May.13   New Delhi Vajpayee resigns after poll upset
May.18  New Delhi  Gandhi 'humbly' declines PM job May.19   New Delhi Singh named PM-designate May.28  Iraq  Allawi named as future prime minister Jun.3  CIA  Tenet resigns as CIA director Jun.5   Los Angeles Ronald Reagan dead at 93  Former President died at his home in Los Angeles. He led a conservative revolution and hastened the end of the Cold War Jun.6  France  D-Day: 'America would do it again' Jun.10  US Georgia  G8 summit ends with show of unity Jun.27   Baghdad US hands over sovereignty in Iraq Jul.6   Pennsylvania Kerry names Edwards his running mate Jul.15  Baghdad  Iraq to form new security force Jul.18  Gaza  Militants protest Arafat security shakeup Jul.20  UN Gen. Assembly  U.N. votes against West Bank barrier Jul.22   Washington 911 panel report: 'Failure of imagination'  The 570-page, 14-chapter report offers recommendations for reforming security agencies to fight terrorism Jul.29  Boston  Kerry accepting nomination Jul.30  UN Security Council  Council Oks Sudan resolution Aug.16   Venezuela Recall vote: Chavez claims victory Aug.26  Iraq  Ayatollah reaches peace deal with al-Sadr Sep.2  France  Scarf ban comes into force Sep.13  Moscow  Putin tightens grip on security Sep.20  Indonesia  Ex-general Yudhoyono heads for win Sep.23  U.S. Congress  Iraq PM thanks U.S. Sep.29  Moscow  Russia 'to ratify climate treaty' Sep.30  Florida  Bush, Kerry face off in debate Oct.13  Arizona  Bush, Kerry clash on security in debate Oct.24   Kabul Karzai wins Afghan majority Oct.26  Jerusalem  Parliament OKs Sharon's withdrawal plan Oct.29   Paris Ailing Arafat arrives in Paris Nov.2   USA   Bush re-elected
  In Ohio Kerry trailed Bush by about 104,000 votes out of just over 5 million cast -- 48% to 51%.    George W Bush projected himself during the campaign as th...
Nov.3  Kabul  Karzai declared poll winner Nov.3  Boston  Kerry admits election defeat Nov.4  Paris  Arafat 'in critical condition' Nov.10   Paris   Arafat died
  The veteran Palestinian leader has died in a Paris hospital. There is no clear line of succession.    Yasser Arafat led Palestinian struggle for more than 40 years. He ...
Nov.12   West Bank Chaos as Arafat is buried Nov.15  Washington  Rice to replace Colin Powell Nov.22   Kiev   Storm of protest at poll result
  At the start of the Orange Revolution the opposition camped out on the streets after crying foul in a runoff vote in presidential election.    The election commission said Prime Minister Yanukovych had a slim lead over liberal challenger Yushchenko who told thousands of supporters to stay in ma...
Nov.25  Kiev  Court puts poll result on hold Dec.3  Kiev  Court Orders Re-Run of Rigged Poll Dec.17  Turkey  'Deal struck' in Turkey-EU talks Dec.26   Kiev Yushchenko declares victory in re-vote