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01-26 31 Marines killed in chopper crash Western Iraq
C. 02-16 Kyoto Protocol comes into force Japan
D. 03-28 Quake kills at least 300 on island of Nias Nias, Aceh
E. 04-24 100 dead as train derails Japan
5. 05-20 Missing 41 troops feared dead Chile
G. 07-31 Floods toll reaches 1,000 Mumbai
H. 08-02 All survive Air France jet crash and fire Toronto
I. 08-06 Trapped sub surfaces, crew safe Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russian Far East
J. 08-14 Cypriot jet crashes; 121 dead Athens

Summary.     Click for More > 1,000 dead in stampede  323 others injured on a bridge after a massive Shiite religious commemoration erupted into panic Massive airlift rescues thousands Major quake kills thousands Map of Islamabad Pakistan
31 Marines killed in chopper crash Kyoto Protocol comes into force Quake kills at least 300 on island of Nias 100 dead as train derails Missing 41 troops feared dead Floods toll reaches 1,000 All survive Air France jet crash and fire Trapped sub surfaces, crew safe Cypriot jet crashes; 121 dead   160 believed dead in jet crash   The Colombian MD-82 aircraft carrying 160 people crashed in a remote area of western Venezuela Floods cause havoc across Europe Apartment fire kills 16 Hurricane Katrina lashes coast
Jan.1  Indonesia  U.N.: Tsunami aid rises to $2 billion
Jan.2  Indonesia  Indonesia toll passes 94,000
Jan.3  Washington  US presidents in tsunami aid plea
Jan.6  Indonesia  U.N. taking over relief effort
Jan.19  Aceh  Tsunami deaths soar past 212,000
Jan.25  Mumbai  258 pilgrims die in stampede
Jan.26   Western Iraq
Feb.14  Northeast China  203 dead in mine explosion
Feb.16   Japan
Feb.19  Aceh  Clinton and Bush see damage
Feb.22  Southern Iran  500 killed in quake
Feb.24  Vatican  Pope has surgery to aid breathing
Mar.18  Florida  Patient's feeding tube removed
Mar.28   Aceh
Mar.31  Vatican  Frail Pope suffers heart failure
Apr.1  Vatican  Pope's condition 'has worsened'
Apr.12  Global  Labs ordered to destroy flu virus
Apr.14  Paris  Many killed in hotel fire
Apr.21  Iraq  6 Americans among 11 dead in copter crash
Apr.24   Japan
May.20   Chile
Jun.23  Southern China  Flood death toll 'over 500'
Jun.25  Aceh  Tsunami remembered six months on
Jun.30  Afghanistan  16 bodies recovered from crash site
Jul.12  Pakistan  128 die in train crash
Jul.18  Niger  Children starving to death
Jul.27  Florida  Nasa grounds space shuttle fleet
 Mumbai  100 missing after offshore fire
Jul.31   Mumbai
 Sudan  VP Garang 'dies in crash'
Aug.2   Toronto
Aug.6   Russian Far East
Aug.14   Athens
Aug.16   Venezuela
 Afghanistan  Spanish troops die in crash
Aug.23  Peru  Airliner crashes in jungle
Aug.24   Romania
Aug.25   Paris
Aug.28  New Orleans  Katrina now Category 5
 New Orleans  City evacuated as storm nears
Aug.29   New Orleans
  1,836 people lost their lives in the hurricane and in the subsequent floods.    The costliest and one of the deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States. Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast as far as 100 miles from the storm's center. ...
 New Orleans  Dozens feared dead after storm
Aug.31   Baghdad
Sep.1  New Orleans  'Desperate SOS' for city
Sep.3   New Orleans
Sep.20  Florida  Rita strengthens to hurricane
Sep.22  Texas  Massive traffic jams as Texans flee Rita
Sep.23  Texas  Evacuee bus explodes as Rita closes
Oct.5  El Salvador  Hurricane Stan's death toll climbs to 135
Oct.7   Pakistan
  A magnitude 7.6 earthquake epicenter was 60 miles north-northeast of Islamabad and 6 miles below the surface
 Most of the dead were in the Pakistani-controlled part of Kashmir, followed by the North-West Province. Entire villages and many roads have been wiped out by landslides. Indian Prime Minister Singh called President Musharraf and offered help
Oct.8  Pakistan  Quake toll is 18,000 Oct.9   Guatemala Slide toll may hit 1,400 Oct.10  Pakistan  Quake toll soars above 30,000  Pakistan  Relief amid grief Oct.12  Syria  Minister commits suicide  Pakistan  Aftershock rattles region on edge Oct.13  Turkey  Bird flu 'is deadly strain' Oct.15  Romania  Romania has deadly bird flu virus Oct.18  Caribbean  Wilma turns into a hurricane Oct.21   Yucatan Hurricane batters resorts Oct.22  Nigeria  Jet has crashed after takeoff Oct.23  Nigeria  No survivors in crash Oct.24  Florida  Wilma made 3 million homes without power Oct.28  Southern India  Passenger train derails, 61 died Nov.1  Washington  Bush unveils pandemic flu strategy Nov.5   Somalia Cruise ship repels pirates Nov.22   Northeast China Harbin water supplies cut off Nov.25  India  Flood bus plunges kill 75 Nov.27   Northeast China 169 workers die in mine blast Dec.6   Tehran 110 killed in plane crash Dec.10  Nigeria  Jet crashes in flames. 100 killed Dec.11  England  Fuel depot blasts injure dozens Dec.19  Miami  Seaplane crashes off Miami Beach Dec.26  Aceh  Siren's wail marks tsunami moment Dec.29  West Pakistan  Many killed in avalanche



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East Asia
01/01 U.N.: Tsunami aid rises to $2 billion
01/02 Indonesia toll passes 94,000
01/19 Tsunami deaths soar past 212,000
03/28 Quake kills at least 300 on island of Nias
04/24 100 dead as train derails
06/23 Flood death toll 'over 500'
01/01 U.N.: Tsunami aid rises to $2 billion
01/06 U.N. taking over relief effort
02/16 Kyoto Protocol comes into force
02/19 Clinton and Bush see damage
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Europe
02/24 Pope has surgery to aid breathing
04/14 Many killed in hotel fire
08/14 Cypriot jet crashes; 121 dead
08/24 Floods cause havoc across Europe
08/25 Apartment fire kills 16
10/15 Romania has deadly bird flu virus
02/24 Pope has surgery to aid breathing
03/31 Frail Pope suffers heart failure
04/01 Pope's condition 'has worsened'
08/14 Cypriot jet crashes; 121 dead
Indonesia
01/01 U.N.: Tsunami aid rises to $2 billion
01/02 Indonesia toll passes 94,000
01/06 U.N. taking over relief effort
01/19 Tsunami deaths soar past 212,000
03/28 Quake kills at least 300 on island of Nias
01/01 U.N.: Tsunami aid rises to $2 billion
01/06 U.N. taking over relief effort
02/19 Clinton and Bush see damage
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South Asia
01/25 258 pilgrims die in stampede
06/30 16 bodies recovered from crash site
07/12 128 die in train crash
07/31 Floods toll reaches 1,000
10/07 Major quake kills thousands
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06/30 16 bodies recovered from crash site
08/16 Spanish troops die in crash
USA
03/18 Patient's feeding tube removed
08/28 Katrina now Category 5
08/29 Hurricane Katrina lashes coast
09/01 'Desperate SOS' for city
09/03 Massive airlift rescues thousands
01/03 US presidents in tsunami aid plea
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Middle East
01/26 31 Marines killed in chopper crash
02/22 500 killed in quake
04/21 6 Americans among 11 dead in copter crash
08/31 1,000 dead in stampede
12/06 110 killed in plane crash
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04/21 6 Americans among 11 dead in copter crash
07/31 VP Garang 'dies in crash'
12/06 110 killed in plane crash
European Union
04/14 Many killed in hotel fire
08/14 Cypriot jet crashes; 121 dead
08/24 Floods cause havoc across Europe
08/25 Apartment fire kills 16
10/15 Romania has deadly bird flu virus
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08/14 Cypriot jet crashes; 121 dead
Latin America
05/20 Missing 41 troops feared dead
08/16 160 believed dead in jet crash
08/23 Airliner crashes in jungle
10/09 Slide toll may hit 1,400
10/21 Hurricane batters resorts
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08/16 160 believed dead in jet crash
08/23 Airliner crashes in jungle
Arab Countries
01/26 31 Marines killed in chopper crash
04/21 6 Americans among 11 dead in copter crash
08/31 1,000 dead in stampede
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04/21 6 Americans among 11 dead in copter crash
07/31 VP Garang 'dies in crash'
China
06/23 Flood death toll 'over 500'
11/22 Harbin water supplies cut off
11/27 169 workers die in mine blast
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Iraq
01/26 31 Marines killed in chopper crash
04/21 6 Americans among 11 dead in copter crash
08/31 1,000 dead in stampede
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04/21 6 Americans among 11 dead in copter crash
India
01/25 258 pilgrims die in stampede
07/31 Floods toll reaches 1,000
10/28 Passenger train derails, 61 died
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Vatican
02/24 Pope has surgery to aid breathing
04/01 Pope's condition 'has worsened'
02/24 Pope has surgery to aid breathing
03/31 Frail Pope suffers heart failure
04/01 Pope's condition 'has worsened'
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Northeast China
02/14 203 dead in mine explosion
11/22 Harbin water supplies cut off
11/27 169 workers die in mine blast
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South America
05/20 Missing 41 troops feared dead
08/16 160 believed dead in jet crash
08/23 Airliner crashes in jungle
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08/16 160 believed dead in jet crash
08/23 Airliner crashes in jungle
Balkans
08/14 Cypriot jet crashes; 121 dead
08/24 Floods cause havoc across Europe
10/15 Romania has deadly bird flu virus
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08/14 Cypriot jet crashes; 121 dead

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  U.N.: Tsunami aid rises to $2 billion  The new amount includes contributions from many countries and the World Bank Indonesia toll passes 94,000 US presidents in tsunami aid plea U.N. taking over relief effort   Tsunami deaths soar past 212,000  The December 26 earthquake and tsunami killed 166,320 people in Indonesia. 6,245 people were still missing 258 pilgrims die in stampede  About 200,000 worshippers had gathered along the narrow road leading up to a shrine when a fire caused a panic 31 Marines killed in chopper crash


January 2005 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1   Indonesia
Jan.2  Aceh  Tsunami aid arriving
  Indonesia
Jan.3   Washington
 Aceh  Runway accident hampers aid bid
Jan.5  Aceh  Tsunami carnage shocks Powell
Jan.6   Indonesia
 Indonesia  Summit approves tsunami warning
Jan.7  Italy  Train crash kills 14
Jan.19   Aceh  
Jan.21  Japan  Disaster action plan set by U.N.
Jan.25   Mumbai  
Jan.26   Western Iraq
  5 troops in other incidents. Number of U.S. troops killed today is 36, the deadliest day for U.S. since the start of the war
 Los Angeles  Train crash in Los Angeles suburb

February 2005 ... more > Top ^
Feb.2  Georgia  'Gas poisoning' kills PM Feb.5  Kabul  Missing jetliner crashed outside Kabul Feb.12  Pakistan  Floods kill nearly 300 Feb.14   Northeast China 203 dead in mine explosion
Feb.15  Pakistan  Flood toll put at 500 Feb.16   Japan Kyoto Protocol comes into force
  The Protocol, which aims to slow global warming, has come into force 7 years after being agreed
Feb.19   Aceh Clinton and Bush see damage Feb.22   Southern Iran   500 killed in quake  Some 30,000 people in about 40 villages have been affected in southern Iran  Southern Iran  Rain slows Iran quake aid effort Feb.24  Vatican  Pope back in hospital with flu   Vatican   Pope has surgery to aid breathing  The operation to give 84-year-old John Paul II a tracheotomy had been successful

March 2005 ... more > Top ^
Mar.3  Southern Africa  UN: HIV 'set to infect 90m Africans' Mar.4  Ukraine  Ex-minister 'kills self' Mar.7  Dominican Republic  Prison fire 'kills 140' Mar.18   Florida Patient's feeding tube removed  The feeding tube that keeps a brain-damaged Terri Schiavo alive has been taken out after a lengthy court battle Mar.28   Aceh   Quake kills at least 300 on island of Nias
Map of Nias Indonesia
  A major earthquake struck off the west coast of Indonesia but fears of another tsunami have faded
Mar.29  Sumatra  Survivors use hands in rescue dig Mar.31   Vatican Frail Pope suffers heart failure

April 2005 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1   Vatican Pope's condition 'has worsened'
Apr.2  Vatican  Pope begins losing consciousness  Indonesia  9 feared dead in quake crash Apr.12  Angola  214 cases of Marburg reported   Global Labs ordered to destroy flu virus Apr.14   Paris   Many killed in hotel fire  20 people have died and about 50 people have been injured in a fire in central Paris Apr.21   Iraq   6 Americans among 11 dead in copter crash  The Russian-made MI-8 carried a crew of 3 Bulgarians and 6 Blackwater Security employees Apr.24   Japan   100 dead as train derails
  A seven-car commuter train has derailed and ploughed into an apartment building at a railway crossing
Apr.25  Japan  Search for crash survivors  Japan  Hunt begins for Japan crash clues

May 2005 ... more > Top ^
May.2  Afghanistan  '28 die' in munitions blast May.20   Chile Missing 41 troops feared dead
  Chile's army chief: At least 41 Chilean soldiers who went missing in a snowstorm are almost certainly dead


June 2005 ... more > Top ^
Jun.2  UN  Annan: HIV/AIDS efforts 'insufficient' Jun.4  Southern France  Rescuers fight Alpine tunnel fire Jun.11  Northeast China  64 killed in school flood Jun.21  Israel  Seven dead in train wreck Jun.23   Southern China   Flood death toll 'over 500'   Summer floods have forced over one million from their homes. Southern China submerged beneath muddy waters Jun.25   Aceh Tsunami remembered six months on Jun.28  Afghanistan  Rescuers try to reach downed helicopter Jun.30   Afghanistan   16 bodies recovered from crash site  Coalition forces have recovered all bodies of the servicemen killed in a helicopter crash near the Pakistan border

July 2005 ... more > Top ^
Jul.8  Cuba  Dennis lashes Cuba, kills 20 Jul.10  Florida  Dennis hits coast with 120 mph winds Jul.12   Pakistan   128 die in train crash  3 trains have collided in southern Pakistan. 17 train cars were destroyed in the accident Jul.18  Yucatan  Hurricane Emily hits Yucatan   Niger   Children starving to death  3.6m people in Niger face severe food shortages caused by a drought and a plague of locusts Jul.24  India  7.2 quake shakes Indian islands Jul.27   Florida Nasa grounds space shuttle fleet
  Mumbai 100 missing after offshore fire  Mumbai  Monsoon death toll soars Jul.29  Mumbai  Rain death toll reaches 850 Jul.31   Mumbai   Floods toll reaches 1,000
  Further rain is causing further misery in the city, which is trying to clean up after record-breaking rainfall
  Sudan     VP Garang 'dies in crash'  Search crews found the site of a helicopter crash and a body they believe is that of a former rebel leader

August 2005 ... more > Top ^
Aug.2   Toronto   All survive Air France jet crash and fire
  A jetliner attempting to land overran a runway, smashed into a gully and burst into flames
Aug.6  Russian Far East  Rescuers lifting disabled sub   Russian Far East   Trapped sub surfaces, crew safe Map of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Russia
  A mini-submarine that had been trapped at the bottom of the ocean surfaced, and all 7 crew members are alive
Aug.12  Russia  Russia marks Kursk five years on Aug.14   Athens   Cypriot jet crashes; 121 dead
  Air traffic controllers lost contact while Boeing 737 was approaching Athens
Aug.16   Venezuela     160 believed dead in jet crash
Map of Zulia Venezuela
  The Colombian MD-82 aircraft carrying 160 people crashed in a remote area of western Venezuela
  Afghanistan   Spanish troops die in crash  Spain's defense minister does not rule out hostile fire as the possible cause of a helicopter crash that killed 17 Aug.23   Peru   Airliner crashes in jungle  A passenger plane carrying 100 people crashed a few kilometers short of its planned destination. 37 killed Aug.24   Romania   Floods cause havoc across Europe
  Torrential rains across central and eastern Europe are killing up to 34 people, 25 in Romania alone, 11 in Switzerland
Aug.25   Paris     Apartment fire kills 16
  A massive fire has swept through a 7-story building shortly after midnight
Aug.28   New Orleans   Katrina now Category 5  New Orleans Mayor declared a state of emergency and ordered a mandatory evacuation of the city   New Orleans City evacuated as storm nears Aug.29   New Orleans   Hurricane Katrina lashes coast
  1,836 people lost their lives in the hurricane and in the subsequent floods
 The costliest and one of the deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States. Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast as far as 100 miles from the storm's center. Parts of New Orleans are flooded with up to 6 feet of water after some of the pumps failed. The storm is estimated to have been responsible for $81.2 billion in damage
  New Orleans Dozens feared dead after storm  Paris  Immigrants die in new fire Aug.30  New Orleans  'Up to 80' dead in hurricane Aug.31   Baghdad   1,000 dead in stampede
  323 others injured on a bridge after a massive Shiite religious commemoration erupted into panic
 New Orleans  City evacuations under way

September 2005 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1  New Orleans  Up to 60,000 trying to flee city   New Orleans   'Desperate SOS' for city  Mayor Ray Nagin has issued a 'desperate SOS' for thousands of people stranded at the city's convention center Sep.3   New Orleans   Massive airlift rescues thousands
  Survivors of Hurricane Katrina are being taken to safety in what is being called the largest-ever airlift in the country
Sep.4  New Orleans  Thousands of deaths predicted  New Orleans  House-to-house rescues under way  Indonesia  Jet crashes on take-off, 143 killed Sep.5  New Orleans  Residents return Sep.6  New Orleans  Flood survivors 'must leave city' Sep.10  New Orleans  Police hunt for dead Sep.20   Florida   Rita strengthens to hurricane  Tropical Storm moved south of mainland Florida on its way to the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico Sep.21  Texas  Storm triggers mass evacuation Sep.22   Texas Massive traffic jams as Texans flee Rita Sep.23   Texas Evacuee bus explodes as Rita closes  New Orleans  Storm overcomes levee Sep.24  Louisiana  Rescuers comb wetlands after Rita Sep.27  France  Ex-Concorde chief faces probe Sep.28  Vietnam  Typhoon Damrey deaths reach 74 Sep.29  UN  Pandemic 'could kill 150m people'

October 2005 ... more > Top ^
Oct.5   El Salvador   Hurricane Stan's death toll climbs to 135  Heavy rains pounded Central America, pushing rivers over their banks and unleashing a string of deadly mudslides Oct.6  Washington  Official: World not ready for flu Oct.7   Pakistan   Major quake kills thousands
Map of Islamabad Pakistan
  A magnitude 7.6 earthquake epicenter was 60 miles north-northeast of Islamabad and 6 miles below the surface
 Most of the dead were in the Pakistani-controlled part of Kashmir, followed by the North-West Province. Entire villages and many roads have been wiped out by landslides. Indian Prime Minister Singh called President Musharraf and offered help
Oct.8  Pakistan  1,000 may died in South Asia quake   Pakistan Quake toll is 18,000 Oct.9   Guatemala   Slide toll may hit 1,400
  Village buried under tons of dirt and debris may be declared a Mayan mass grave as rescuers give up digging
 Pakistan  Quake toll nears 20,000 Oct.10   Pakistan Quake toll soars above 30,000
 Guatemala  Landslide areas considered mass graves   Pakistan Relief amid grief Oct.11  Pakistan  3m homeless as storms slow aid Oct.12   Syria Minister commits suicide  Pakistan  Indian troops join Pakistan quake effort   Pakistan Aftershock rattles region on edge Oct.13   Turkey Bird flu 'is deadly strain' Oct.14  Pakistan  Quake rescue mission winds down Oct.15   Romania     Romania has deadly bird flu virus  The deadly H5N1 strain that has infected humans in Asia has spread to Europe Oct.18  Kashmir  India hails Pakistani quake plan   Caribbean Wilma turns into a hurricane Oct.19  Haiti  Hurricane Wilma 'strongest ever' Oct.21   Yucatan     Hurricane batters resorts
  The Yucatan is suffering severe damage from Wilma, which is forecast to pound the area for at least a day
Oct.22   Nigeria   Jet has crashed after takeoff   The Boeing 737 with 116 people on board disappeared from radar shortly after taking off from Lagos Oct.23   Nigeria No survivors in crash Oct.24   Florida Wilma made 3 million homes without power Oct.26  Netherlands  Detainees killed in blaze Oct.28   Southern India   Passenger train derails, 61 died   The train is killing at least 61 people and injuring about 35. The carriages crashed into flood waters Oct.29  Nicaragua  Hurricane Beta now Category 2

November 2005 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1   Washington Bush unveils pandemic flu strategy
Nov.2  Pakistan  Quake toll reaches 73,000 Nov.5   Somalia   Cruise ship repels pirates
  The Seabourn Spirit sailing has beaten back gunmen in speedboats who opened fire
Nov.16  China  First human bird flu cases confirmed Nov.22   Northeast China   Harbin water supplies cut off Map of Harbin China
  Emergency measures are in force amid fears the city's drinking water could be contaminated after an explosion
Nov.23  Northeast China  Toxic slick flows into Harbin Nov.24  Northeast China  Toxic leak was 100 tonnes Nov.25   India Flood bus plunges kill 75 Nov.27   Northeast China   169 workers die in mine blast Map of Heilongjiang China
  More than 100 missing after an explosion at a colliery at the Dongfeng mine in Heilongjiang province


December 2005 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1  Global  Controversy clouds World Aids Day Dec.2  China  Mine flood traps 42 miners Dec.6   Tehran   110 killed in plane crash
  The air force C-130 -- carrying more than 90 people has crashed near Tehran after hitting a 10-story apartment building
Dec.7  China  Mine blast leaves 74 dead Dec.8  Chicago  Jet skids off runway Dec.10   Nigeria   Jet crashes in flames. 100 killed   A passenger jet crashed on landing at the airport in the city of Port Harcourt. At least 56 people were killed Dec.11   England   Fuel depot blasts injure dozens  Several large explosions are lighting up the predawn sky, injuring 43 people and sparking a massive blaze Dec.12  Eastern Afghanistan  Large quake hits Hindu Kush region Dec.19   Miami Seaplane crashes off Miami Beach
Dec.21  Vietnam  Bird flu shows resistance to Tamiflu Dec.23  Azerbaijan  Plane crash along Caspian shore kills 23 Dec.25  Northern Japan  Deadly train derailment Dec.26   Aceh   Siren's wail marks tsunami moment  A siren followed by a minute of silence marked the moment a year ago when the Indian Ocean tsunami crashed ashore Dec.29   West Pakistan Many killed in avalanche Dec.31  Yemen  Landslide toll climbs to 56


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2005 Mar.7  Dominican Republic  Prison fire 'kills 140' Apr.14   Paris Many killed in hotel fire  20 people have died and about 50 people have been injured in a fire in central Paris Jun.4  Southern France  Rescuers fight Alpine tunnel fire Jul.27   Mumbai 100 missing after offshore fire
Aug.25   Paris   Apartment fire kills 16
  A massive fire has swept through a 7-story building shortly after midnight
Aug.29  Paris  Immigrants die in new fire Oct.26  Netherlands  Detainees killed in blaze



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2005 Jan.1   Indonesia   U.N.: Tsunami aid rises to $2 billion  The new amount includes contributions from many countries and the World Bank Jan.2  Aceh  Tsunami aid arriving Jan.2   Indonesia Indonesia toll passes 94,000
Jan.3   Washington US presidents in tsunami aid plea Jan.6   Indonesia U.N. taking over relief effort Jan.21  Japan  Disaster action plan set by U.N. Jan.26   Western Iraq 31 Marines killed in chopper crash
  5 troops in other incidents. Number of U.S. troops killed today is 36, the deadliest day for U.S. since the start of the war
May.20   Chile Missing 41 troops feared dead
  Chile's army chief: At least 41 Chilean soldiers who went missing in a snowstorm are almost certainly dead
Sep.4  New Orleans  Thousands of deaths predicted Sep.5  New Orleans  Residents return Oct.18  Kashmir  India hails Pakistani quake plan



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2005 Jan.1   Indonesia   U.N.: Tsunami aid rises to $2 billion  The new amount includes contributions from many countries and the World Bank Jan.3   Washington US presidents in tsunami aid plea Jan.5  Aceh  Tsunami carnage shocks Powell Jan.6   Indonesia U.N. taking over relief effort Jan.19   Aceh   Tsunami deaths soar past 212,000  The December 26 earthquake and tsunami killed 166,320 people in Indonesia. 6,245 people were still missing Feb.22   Southern Iran 500 killed in quake  Some 30,000 people in about 40 villages have been affected in southern Iran Mar.28   Aceh Quake kills at least 300 on island of Nias Map of Nias Indonesia
  A major earthquake struck off the west coast of Indonesia but fears of another tsunami have faded
May.2  Afghanistan  '28 die' in munitions blast Jun.25   Aceh Tsunami remembered six months on Jul.24  India  7.2 quake shakes Indian islands Oct.7   Pakistan Major quake kills thousands Map of Islamabad Pakistan
  A magnitude 7.6 earthquake epicenter was 60 miles north-northeast of Islamabad and 6 miles below the surface
 Most of the dead were in the Pakistani-controlled part of Kashmir, followed by the North-West Province. Entire villages and many roads have been wiped out by landslides. Indian Prime Minister Singh called President Musharraf and offered help
Oct.8  Pakistan  1,000 may died in South Asia quake Oct.8   Pakistan Quake toll is 18,000 Oct.9  Pakistan  Quake toll nears 20,000 Oct.10   Pakistan Quake toll soars above 30,000 Oct.12   Pakistan Aftershock rattles region on edge Nov.2  Pakistan  Quake toll reaches 73,000 Dec.12  Eastern Afghanistan  Large quake hits Hindu Kush region



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2005 Jan.2  Aceh  Tsunami aid arriving Feb.16   Japan Kyoto Protocol comes into force
  The Protocol, which aims to slow global warming, has come into force 7 years after being agreed
Feb.24  Vatican  Pope back in hospital with flu Feb.24   Vatican   Pope has surgery to aid breathing  The operation to give 84-year-old John Paul II a tracheotomy had been successful Mar.18   Florida Patient's feeding tube removed  The feeding tube that keeps a brain-damaged Terri Schiavo alive has been taken out after a lengthy court battle Mar.31   Vatican Frail Pope suffers heart failure
Apr.1   Vatican Pope's condition 'has worsened' Apr.2  Vatican  Pope begins losing consciousness Apr.12  Angola  214 cases of Marburg reported Apr.12   Global Labs ordered to destroy flu virus Sep.29  UN  Pandemic 'could kill 150m people' Oct.6  Washington  Official: World not ready for flu Oct.13   Turkey Bird flu 'is deadly strain' Oct.15   Romania   Romania has deadly bird flu virus  The deadly H5N1 strain that has infected humans in Asia has spread to Europe Nov.1   Washington Bush unveils pandemic flu strategy Nov.16  China  First human bird flu cases confirmed Dec.21  Vietnam  Bird flu shows resistance to Tamiflu



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2005 Aug.12  Russia  Russia marks Kursk five years on Nov.5   Somalia   Cruise ship repels pirates
  The Seabourn Spirit sailing has beaten back gunmen in speedboats who opened fire




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2005 Feb.24  Vatican  Pope back in hospital with flu Feb.24   Vatican   Pope has surgery to aid breathing  The operation to give 84-year-old John Paul II a tracheotomy had been successful Mar.31   Vatican Frail Pope suffers heart failure
Apr.1   Vatican Pope's condition 'has worsened' Apr.2  Vatican  Pope begins losing consciousness



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2005 Mar.18   Florida Patient's feeding tube removed  The feeding tube that keeps a brain-damaged Terri Schiavo alive has been taken out after a lengthy court battle



World, Disasters, 2005 Mine Accident Timeline ... See World Mine Accident timeline Top ^
2005 Feb.14   Northeast China 203 dead in mine explosion
Nov.27   Northeast China 169 workers die in mine blast Map of Heilongjiang China
  More than 100 missing after an explosion at a colliery at the Dongfeng mine in Heilongjiang province
Dec.2  China  Mine flood traps 42 miners Dec.7  China  Mine blast leaves 74 dead



World, Disasters, 2005 Anniversary Timeline ... See World Anniversary timeline Top ^
2005 Jun.25   Aceh Tsunami remembered six months on
Jul.8  Cuba  Dennis lashes Cuba, kills 20 Jul.10  Florida  Dennis hits coast with 120 mph winds Jul.18  Yucatan  Hurricane Emily hits Yucatan Jul.27  Mumbai  Monsoon death toll soars Jul.29  Mumbai  Rain death toll reaches 850 Aug.12  Russia  Russia marks Kursk five years on Aug.28   New Orleans Katrina now Category 5  New Orleans Mayor declared a state of emergency and ordered a mandatory evacuation of the city Aug.28   New Orleans City evacuated as storm nears Aug.29   New Orleans Hurricane Katrina lashes coast
  1,836 people lost their lives in the hurricane and in the subsequent floods
 The costliest and one of the deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States. Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast as far as 100 miles from the storm's center. Parts of New Orleans are flooded with up to 6 feet of water after some of the pumps failed. The storm is estimated to have been responsible for $81.2 billion in damage
Aug.29   New Orleans Dozens feared dead after storm
Aug.30  New Orleans  'Up to 80' dead in hurricane Sep.20   Florida Rita strengthens to hurricane  Tropical Storm moved south of mainland Florida on its way to the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico Sep.21  Texas  Storm triggers mass evacuation Sep.22   Texas Massive traffic jams as Texans flee Rita Sep.28  Vietnam  Typhoon Damrey deaths reach 74 Oct.5   El Salvador Hurricane Stan's death toll climbs to 135  Heavy rains pounded Central America, pushing rivers over their banks and unleashing a string of deadly mudslides Oct.11  Pakistan  3m homeless as storms slow aid Oct.18   Caribbean Wilma turns into a hurricane Oct.19  Haiti  Hurricane Wilma 'strongest ever' Oct.21   Yucatan   Hurricane batters resorts
  The Yucatan is suffering severe damage from Wilma, which is forecast to pound the area for at least a day
Oct.24   Florida Wilma made 3 million homes without power Oct.29  Nicaragua  Hurricane Beta now Category 2



World, Disasters, 2005 Summit Timeline ... See World Summit timeline Top ^
2005 Jan.6  Indonesia  Summit approves tsunami warning Oct.10  Guatemala  Landslide areas considered mass graves Dec.31  Yemen  Landslide toll climbs to 56



World, Disasters, 2005 AIDS Timeline ... See World AIDS timeline Top ^
2005 Mar.3  Southern Africa  UN: HIV 'set to infect 90m Africans' Jun.2  UN  Annan: HIV/AIDS efforts 'insufficient' Dec.1  Global  Controversy clouds World Aids Day



World, Disasters, 2005 Flood Timeline ... See World Flood timeline Top ^
2005 Feb.12  Pakistan  Floods kill nearly 300 Feb.15  Pakistan  Flood toll put at 500 Jun.11  Northeast China  64 killed in school flood Jun.23   Southern China Flood death toll 'over 500'   Summer floods have forced over one million from their homes. Southern China submerged beneath muddy waters Jul.31   Mumbai Floods toll reaches 1,000
  Further rain is causing further misery in the city, which is trying to clean up after record-breaking rainfall
Aug.24   Romania Floods cause havoc across Europe
  Torrential rains across central and eastern Europe are killing up to 34 people, 25 in Romania alone, 11 in Switzerland
Sep.6  New Orleans  Flood survivors 'must leave city' Sep.10  New Orleans  Police hunt for dead Sep.23  New Orleans  Storm overcomes levee Nov.25   India Flood bus plunges kill 75



World, Disasters, 2005 Stampede Timeline ... See World Stampede timeline Top ^
2005 Jan.25   Mumbai 258 pilgrims die in stampede  About 200,000 worshippers had gathered along the narrow road leading up to a shrine when a fire caused a panic Aug.31   Baghdad 1,000 dead in stampede
  323 others injured on a bridge after a massive Shiite religious commemoration erupted into panic




World, Disasters, 2005 Aviation Disasters Timeline ... See World Aviation Disasters timeline Top ^
2005 Jan.3  Aceh  Runway accident hampers aid bid Feb.5  Kabul  Missing jetliner crashed outside Kabul Feb.19   Aceh Clinton and Bush see damage Apr.2  Indonesia  9 feared dead in quake crash Apr.21   Iraq   6 Americans among 11 dead in copter crash  The Russian-made MI-8 carried a crew of 3 Bulgarians and 6 Blackwater Security employees Jun.28  Afghanistan  Rescuers try to reach downed helicopter Jun.28  Afghanistan  Rescuers try to reach downed helicopter Jun.30   Afghanistan   16 bodies recovered from crash site  Coalition forces have recovered all bodies of the servicemen killed in a helicopter crash near the Pakistan border Jun.30   Afghanistan   16 bodies recovered from crash site  Coalition forces have recovered all bodies of the servicemen killed in a helicopter crash near the Pakistan border Jul.31   Sudan   VP Garang 'dies in crash'  Search crews found the site of a helicopter crash and a body they believe is that of a former rebel leader Aug.2   Toronto All survive Air France jet crash and fire
  A jetliner attempting to land overran a runway, smashed into a gully and burst into flames
Aug.14   Athens Cypriot jet crashes; 121 dead
  Air traffic controllers lost contact while Boeing 737 was approaching Athens
Aug.16   Venezuela   160 believed dead in jet crash
Map of Zulia Venezuela
  The Colombian MD-82 aircraft carrying 160 people crashed in a remote area of western Venezuela
Aug.16   Afghanistan   Spanish troops die in crash  Spain's defense minister does not rule out hostile fire as the possible cause of a helicopter crash that killed 17 Aug.16   Afghanistan   Spanish troops die in crash  Spain's defense minister does not rule out hostile fire as the possible cause of a helicopter crash that killed 17 Aug.23   Peru Airliner crashes in jungle  A passenger plane carrying 100 people crashed a few kilometers short of its planned destination. 37 killed Sep.4  Indonesia  Jet crashes on take-off, 143 killed Sep.27  France  Ex-Concorde chief faces probe Oct.22   Nigeria Jet has crashed after takeoff   The Boeing 737 with 116 people on board disappeared from radar shortly after taking off from Lagos Oct.23   Nigeria No survivors in crash Dec.6   Tehran 110 killed in plane crash
  The air force C-130 -- carrying more than 90 people has crashed near Tehran after hitting a 10-story apartment building
Dec.8  Chicago  Jet skids off runway Dec.10   Nigeria Jet crashes in flames. 100 killed   A passenger jet crashed on landing at the airport in the city of Port Harcourt. At least 56 people were killed Dec.19   Miami Seaplane crashes off Miami Beach
Dec.23  Azerbaijan  Plane crash along Caspian shore kills 23



World, Disasters, 2005 Utility Accident Timeline ... See World Utility Accident timeline Top ^
2005 Feb.2  Georgia  'Gas poisoning' kills PM



World, Disasters, 2005 Environmental Timeline ... See World Environmental timeline Top ^
2005 Feb.16   Japan Kyoto Protocol comes into force
  The Protocol, which aims to slow global warming, has come into force 7 years after being agreed
Nov.22   Northeast China Harbin water supplies cut off Map of Harbin China
  Emergency measures are in force amid fears the city's drinking water could be contaminated after an explosion
Nov.23  Northeast China  Toxic slick flows into Harbin Nov.24  Northeast China  Toxic leak was 100 tonnes



World, Disasters, 2005 Talks Timeline ... See World Talks timeline Top ^
2005 Dec.26   Aceh   Siren's wail marks tsunami moment  A siren followed by a minute of silence marked the moment a year ago when the Indian Ocean tsunami crashed ashore



World, Disasters, 2005 Famine Timeline ... See World Famine timeline Top ^
2005 Jul.18   Niger Children starving to death  3.6m people in Niger face severe food shortages caused by a drought and a plague of locusts



World, Disasters, 2005 Avalanche Timeline ... See World Avalanche timeline Top ^
2005 Dec.29   West Pakistan Many killed in avalanche




World, Disasters, 2005 Political Leaders Timeline ... See World Political Leaders timeline Top ^
2005 Feb.2  Georgia  'Gas poisoning' kills PM Mar.4  Ukraine  Ex-minister 'kills self' Mar.4  Ukraine  Ex-minister 'kills self' Oct.12   Syria Minister commits suicide
Oct.12   Syria Minister commits suicide



World, Disasters, 2005 Railroad Disasters Timeline ... See World Railroad Disasters timeline Top ^
2005 Jan.7  Italy  Train crash kills 14 Jan.26  Los Angeles  Train crash in Los Angeles suburb Apr.21   Iraq   6 Americans among 11 dead in copter crash  The Russian-made MI-8 carried a crew of 3 Bulgarians and 6 Blackwater Security employees Apr.24   Japan 100 dead as train derails
  A seven-car commuter train has derailed and ploughed into an apartment building at a railway crossing
Apr.25  Japan  Hunt begins for Japan crash clues Jun.21  Israel  Seven dead in train wreck Jul.12   Pakistan 128 die in train crash  3 trains have collided in southern Pakistan. 17 train cars were destroyed in the accident Oct.28   Southern India Passenger train derails, 61 died   The train is killing at least 61 people and injuring about 35. The carriages crashed into flood waters Dec.25  Northern Japan  Deadly train derailment



World, Disasters, 2005 Rescue Timeline ... See World Rescue timeline Top ^
2005 Feb.22  Southern Iran  Rain slows Iran quake aid effort Mar.29  Sumatra  Survivors use hands in rescue dig Apr.25  Japan  Search for crash survivors Aug.6  Russian Far East  Rescuers lifting disabled sub Aug.6   Russian Far East   Trapped sub surfaces, crew safe
Map of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Russia
  A mini-submarine that had been trapped at the bottom of the ocean surfaced, and all 7 crew members are alive
Aug.31  New Orleans  City evacuations under way Sep.1  New Orleans  Up to 60,000 trying to flee city Sep.1   New Orleans 'Desperate SOS' for city  Mayor Ray Nagin has issued a 'desperate SOS' for thousands of people stranded at the city's convention center Sep.3   New Orleans Massive airlift rescues thousands
  Survivors of Hurricane Katrina are being taken to safety in what is being called the largest-ever airlift in the country
Sep.4  New Orleans  House-to-house rescues under way Sep.24  Louisiana  Rescuers comb wetlands after Rita Oct.9   Guatemala Slide toll may hit 1,400
  Village buried under tons of dirt and debris may be declared a Mayan mass grave as rescuers give up digging
Oct.10   Pakistan Relief amid grief Oct.12  Pakistan  Indian troops join Pakistan quake effort Oct.14  Pakistan  Quake rescue mission winds down



World, Disasters, 2005 Prison Timeline ... See World Prison timeline Top ^
2005 Mar.7  Dominican Republic  Prison fire 'kills 140' Oct.12  Pakistan  Indian troops join Pakistan quake effort Oct.18  Kashmir  India hails Pakistani quake plan



World, Disasters, 2005 Space Disaster Timeline ... See World Space Disaster timeline Top ^
2005 Jul.27   Florida Nasa grounds space shuttle fleet




World, Disasters, 2005 Marines Timeline ... See World Marines timeline Top ^
2005 Jan.26   Western Iraq 31 Marines killed in chopper crash
  5 troops in other incidents. Number of U.S. troops killed today is 36, the deadliest day for U.S. since the start of the war




World, Disasters, 2005 Explosion Timeline ... See World Explosion timeline Top ^
2005 May.2  Afghanistan  '28 die' in munitions blast Sep.23   Texas Evacuee bus explodes as Rita closes Dec.11   England Fuel depot blasts injure dozens  Several large explosions are lighting up the predawn sky, injuring 43 people and sparking a massive blaze