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1. 02-14 Huge blast kills ex-PM Beirut
C. 04-02 Pope John Paul II dies at 84 Vatican
D. 04-19 Ratzinger elected as new Pope Vatican
07-07 Bombs kill 52 London
F. 08-29 Hurricane Katrina lashes coast New Orleans
G. 09-11 Israeli flag lowered over Gaza Gaza
7. 10-26 Boys' electrocution starts riots Clichy-sous-Bois, Paris

Summary.     Click for More > Hurricane Katrina lashes coast Israeli flag lowered over Gaza  It was the end of 38 years of an occupation of the Palestinian territory 2 weeks ahead of schedule Major quake kills thousands   A magnitude 7.6 earthquake epicenter was 60 miles north-northeast of Islamabad and 6 miles below the surface Boys' electrocution starts riots
Huge blast kills ex-PM   Pope John Paul II dies at 84   26-year reign as the charismatic leader of the world's 1 billion Roman Catholics was highlighted by visits to 129 countries Ratzinger elected as new Pope Bombs kill 52
Jan.9  West Bank  Abbas wins presidential election
Jan.14  European Union  Huygens moon probe lands on Titan
Jan.16  Beijing  Zhao Ziyang, Purged Chinese leader, dies
Jan.20  Washington  Bush sworn in for second term
Jan.26  Western Iraq  31 Marines killed in chopper crash
 Poland  Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation
Jan.30  Iraq  Iraqis vote amid violence
Feb.1  Nepal  King declares emergency
 Vatican  Pope John Paul rushed to hospital
Feb.8  Egypt  Palestinians, Israel announce cease-fire
Feb.9  North Korea  N. Korea Admits to Nukes, Out of Talks
Feb.14   Beirut
Feb.16  Japan  Kyoto Protocol comes into force
Feb.28  Iraq  Suicide bomb kills at least 125
Mar.4  Iraq  U.S. wound reporter, killing bodyguard
Mar.24  Kyrgyzstan  Government HQ seized. Akayev left
Mar.28  Aceh  Quake kills at least 300 on island of Nias
Mar.31  Florida  Terri Schiavo has died
Apr.2   Vatican
Apr.8  Vatican  Pope John Paul II buried in crypt
Apr.9  London  Prince Charles marries Camilla
 Beijing  Protests target Japan
Apr.19   Vatican
Apr.24  Japan  100 dead as train derails
Apr.26  Lebanon  Last Syrian soldiers left Lebanon
May.3  Baghdad  Parliament swears in partial government
May.5  London  Blair heads for historic third term
May.9  Moscow  Leaders mourn Soviet wartime dead
May.13  Uzbekistan  Troops clash with protesters
May.15  Washington  Newsweek backs off Quran story
May.20  Chile  Missing 41 troops feared dead
May.23  Japan  China rebukes Japan over shrine
May.29  Paris  French voters reject EU charter
May.31  Moscow  Khodorkovsky jailed for 9 years
Jun.11  London  G8 ministers back Africa debt deal
Jun.13  Southern California  Michael Jackson cleared on all counts
Jun.17  Belgium  EU 'in crisis' over talks failure
Jun.20  Beirut  Hariri camp secured majority in parliament
Jun.24  Tehran  Ahmadinejad elected as president
Jul.2  Global  Millions gather for Live 8 concert
Jul.6  Singapore  London wins 2012 Olympics
Jul.7   London
  A series of 4 'callous' and coordinated bombings in transport system. Power failed on crowded underground trains.    3 blasts took place in the subway system and one more hit a double-decker bus, all within an hour at morning rush. Prime Minister Tony Blair pra...
Jul.15  Scotland  New Harry Potter book hits shops
Jul.16  Iraq  Suicide bomber kills 90 near Baghdad
Jul.22  Sinai  88 died as explosions rock resort town
Jul.24  Paris  Armstrong stamps seventh Tour win
Jul.31  Mumbai  Floods toll reaches 1,000
Aug.1  Saudi Arabia  King Fahd dead
Aug.2  Toronto  All survive Air France jet crash and fire
Aug.6  Russian Far East  Trapped sub surfaces, crew safe
Aug.8  UN  Oil-for-food chief 'took bribes'
Aug.9  Southern California  Discovery returns safely to Earth
Aug.14  Athens  Cypriot jet crashes; 121 dead
Aug.16  Venezuela  160 believed dead in jet crash
Aug.17  Gaza  Israeli troops begin forced evictions
Aug.22  Gaza  Settlers leave last outpost
Aug.24  Romania  Floods cause havoc across Europe
Aug.25  Paris  Apartment fire kills 16
Aug.28  Baghdad  Committee signs Iraq's draft constitution
Aug.29   New Orleans
Aug.31  Baghdad  1,000 dead in stampede
Sep.3  Virginia  Chief Justice Rehnquist dies
 New Orleans  Massive airlift rescues thousands
Sep.11   Gaza
 Japan  Koizumi secures landslide victory
Sep.13  Baghdad  Wave of violence kills at least 140
Sep.18  Berlin  Election ends in stalemate
Sep.29  U.S. Senate  Roberts confirmed as chief justice
Oct.1  Bali  20 dead in blasts
Oct.7   Pakistan
Oct.9  Guatemala  Slide toll may hit 1,400
Oct.10  Berlin  Merkel to become German chancellor
 Pakistan  Frustration over aid delivery
Oct.13  North Caucasus  100 die as city of Nalchik raided
Oct.20  Lebanon  U.N. probe links Syria to Hariri killing
Oct.21  Yucatan  Hurricane batters resorts
Oct.24  Detroit  Civil rights icon Parks dies
Oct.25  Baghdad  Draft constitution passes
Oct.26   Paris
 Iran  Israel 'must be wiped from map'
Oct.29  New Delhi  Blasts kill 55
Nov.5  Somalia  Cruise ship repels pirates
Nov.8  Paris  Government declared state of emergency
Nov.9  Jordan  57 killed in 3 hotel blasts
Nov.15  Spain  'Secret CIA flights' probed
Nov.20  Jerusalem  Sharon to quit Likud party
Nov.22  Northeast China  Harbin water supplies cut off
Nov.24  Chile  Pinochet charged over dissidents
Nov.25  Gaza  Palestinians take over key border
Nov.27  Northeast China  169 workers die in mine blast
Dec.6  Tehran  110 killed in plane crash
Dec.11  Syria  New Hariri report 'blames Syria'
Dec.15  Iraq  'High turnout' in election
Dec.18  Hong Kong  WTO seals farms deal
Dec.22  South Korea  Cloning research was fake
Dec.30  Cairo  Soldiers kill 20 Sudanese refugees
 Lebanon  Ex-VP: Assad threatened Lebanese PM



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Europe
Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation
Pope John Paul rushed to hospital
Pope John Paul II dies at 84
Pope John Paul II buried in crypt
Prince Charles marries Camilla
Ratzinger elected as new Pope
French voters reject EU charter
G8 ministers back Africa debt deal
Merkel to become German chancellor
Khodorkovsky jailed for 9 years
Bombs kill 52
Boys' electrocution starts riots
Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation
Leaders mourn Soviet wartime dead
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Arab Countries
Abbas wins presidential election
Iraqis vote amid violence
Palestinians, Israel announce cease-fire
Parliament swears in partial government
Israeli flag lowered over Gaza
Draft constitution passes
Huge blast kills ex-PM
Suicide bomb kills at least 125
88 died as explosions rock resort town
57 killed in 3 hotel blasts
31 Marines killed in chopper crash
Iraqis vote amid violence
Palestinians, Israel announce cease-fire
U.S. wound reporter, killing bodyguard
Last Syrian soldiers left Lebanon
31 Marines killed in chopper crash
1,000 dead in stampede
European Union
Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation
Prince Charles marries Camilla
French voters reject EU charter
G8 ministers back Africa debt deal
Merkel to become German chancellor
Bombs kill 52
Boys' electrocution starts riots
Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation
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East Asia
Zhao Ziyang, Purged Chinese leader, dies
N. Korea Admits to Nukes, Out of Talks
Kyoto Protocol comes into force
Protests target Japan
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N. Korea Admits to Nukes, Out of Talks
Quake kills at least 300 on island of Nias
100 dead as train derails
Iraq
Iraqis vote amid violence
Parliament swears in partial government
Draft constitution passes
Suicide bomb kills at least 125
31 Marines killed in chopper crash
Iraqis vote amid violence
U.S. wound reporter, killing bodyguard
31 Marines killed in chopper crash
1,000 dead in stampede
United Kingdom
Prince Charles marries Camilla
Blair heads for historic third term
G8 ministers back Africa debt deal
Bombs kill 52
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USA
Bush sworn in for second term
Terri Schiavo has died
Newsweek backs off Quran story
Michael Jackson cleared on all counts
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Hurricane Katrina lashes coast
Vatican
Pope John Paul rushed to hospital
Pope John Paul II dies at 84
Ratzinger elected as new Pope
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Post Soviet
Government HQ seized. Akayev left
Leaders mourn Soviet wartime dead
Troops clash with protesters
Khodorkovsky jailed for 9 years
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Troops clash with protesters
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Baghdad
Parliament swears in partial government
Draft constitution passes
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1,000 dead in stampede
Lebanon
Hariri camp secured majority in parliament
Huge blast kills ex-PM
Last Syrian soldiers left Lebanon
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Israel
Israeli flag lowered over Gaza
Sharon to quit Likud party
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Japan
Kyoto Protocol comes into force
China rebukes Japan over shrine
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Abbas wins presidential election Huygens moon probe lands on Titan Zhao Ziyang, Purged Chinese leader, dies Bush sworn in for second term 31 Marines killed in chopper crash   Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation  Leaders from 30 countries gather to remember the victims of the Holocaust on the 60th anniversary Iraqis vote amid violence  In a first free election in a half century, there is a higher than expected turnout amid attacks and threats of violence King declares emergency Pope John Paul rushed to hospital Palestinians, Israel announce cease-fire N. Korea Admits to Nukes, Out of Talks   Huge blast kills ex-PM


January 2005 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1  Indonesia  U.N.: Tsunami aid rises to $2 billion
Jan.3  Baghdad  Baghdad governor assassinated
Jan.5  Indonesia  International conference for tsunami aid
Jan.9  Kenya  Historic Sudan peace accord signed
  West Bank
Jan.12  Aceh  Indonesia tightens Aceh controls
 Iraq  U.S. ends search for WMD in Iraq
Jan.14   European Union
 Texas  Iraq jail abuse 'leader' guilty
Jan.16   Beijing
Jan.18  Southern France  Largest passenger jet unveiled
Jan.19  Aceh  Tsunami deaths soar past 212,000
Jan.20   Washington
Jan.22  Gaza  Abbas 'reaches cease-fire deal'
Jan.25  Mumbai  258 pilgrims die in stampede
Jan.26   Western Iraq
  Poland  
Jan.30   Iraq  


February 2005 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1   Nepal
  Vatican
Feb.2  Washington  President speaks on state of nation
Feb.3  UN  Oil-for-food head criticized
Feb.5  Togo  President Eyadema dies
Feb.8   Egypt
Feb.9   North Korea
Feb.13  Iraq  Shiite alliance wins plurality
Feb.14   Beirut  
  Former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri has been killed in a large-scale bomb attack on his motorcade in Beirut.    Hariri and at 9 others were killed when a massive bomb ripped through chic seafront boulevard. Members of the opposition hold Syria a...
Feb.16   Japan Kyoto Protocol comes into force
 Iran  Iran to aid Syria against threats Feb.18  Iraq  Ashura marred by bombs Feb.21  Israel  Israel frees 500 Palestinian prisoners Feb.22  Southern Iran  500 killed in quake Feb.24  Vatican  Pope has surgery to aid breathing Feb.25  Tel Aviv  Bomb kills clubbers Feb.28   Iraq Suicide bomb kills at least 125  Beirut  Lebanon's pro-Syrian PM resigns

March 2005 ... more > Top ^
Mar.4   Iraq U.S. wound reporter, killing bodyguard
Mar.8  Chechnya  Rebel leader Maskhadov killed Mar.9  Southern California  Jackson's accuser in witness box Mar.10  Mosul  Blast hits Shia funeral. 47 killed Mar.11  Lebanon  Syrian troops quit north Lebanon Mar.13  Beijing  Congress passes Taiwan bill Mar.14  Beirut  Massive protest marks Hariri death Mar.16  Iraq  Assembly meets amid blasts Mar.18  West Bank  Palestinian truce deal  Florida  Patient's feeding tube removed Mar.20  UN  Annan seeks thorough UN overhaul Mar.21  Minnesota  10 dead in school shooting Mar.23  Iraq  Iraqi, U.S. overrun rebel base, kill 85 Mar.24   Kyrgyzstan Government HQ seized. Akayev left Mar.28   Aceh Quake kills at least 300 on island of Nias Mar.31   Florida Terri Schiavo has died

April 2005 ... more > Top ^
Apr.2   Vatican     Pope John Paul II dies at 84
  26-year reign as the charismatic leader of the world's 1 billion Roman Catholics was highlighted by visits to 129 countries
 The Pope was the third longest-serving pontiff in history. He died in his private apartment, surrounded by his closest Polish aides. John Paul II had suffered worsening health problems including a heart condition
Apr.5  Monaco  Prince Rainier dies, 81 Apr.6  Iraq  Kurd leader Talabani named president Apr.8   Vatican Pope John Paul II buried in crypt Apr.9   London Prince Charles marries Camilla   Beijing   Protests target Japan  Japan's ambassador called on the Chinese government to take measures to protect Japanese citizens in China Apr.14  Paris  Many killed in hotel fire Apr.16  Japan  Japan demands China apology Apr.19   Vatican     Ratzinger elected as new Pope
  78-year-old German cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is taking the name Pope Benedict XVI.    The College of Cardinals took only 2 days to choose the successor to John Paul II. The crowd clapped as the smoke billowed over Vatican City and waited for the ringin...
Apr.20  Ecuador  Congress votes out president Apr.21  Iraq  6 Americans among 11 dead in copter crash Apr.24  Vatican  Benedict XVI installed as pope   Japan 100 dead as train derails Apr.26   Lebanon   Last Syrian soldiers left Lebanon  Syria is surrendering to demands and ending its 29-year military presence in its smaller neighbor Apr.27  France  Airbus A380 completes test flight Apr.28  Iraq  Lawmakers approve Cabinet list Apr.30  Cairo  Cairo tourists come under attack

May 2005 ... more > Top ^
May.3   Baghdad Parliament swears in partial government
May.4  Iraq  Suicide bomber kills at least 47  West Pakistan  Pakistan seizes 'al Qaeda No. 3' May.5   London Blair heads for historic third term May.7  European Union  Europe-wide events to mark VE Day May.9   Moscow Leaders mourn Soviet wartime dead May.10  Western Iraq  Rebels kidnap province chief May.11  U.S. Senate  Names named in US Iraq oil report May.13   Uzbekistan Troops clash with protesters May.15   Washington Newsweek backs off Quran story May.18  Uzbekistan  Troops retake rebel town May.20   Chile Missing 41 troops feared dead May.23  Iraq  Insurgent attacks kill at least 34   Japan China rebukes Japan over shrine May.25  Azerbaijan  Giant Caspian oil pipeline opens May.27  Saudi Arabia  King Fahd hospitalized May.29   Paris   French voters reject EU charter  By 56% voters have overwhelmingly rejected the European Union's proposed constitution in a key referendum May.31   Moscow Khodorkovsky jailed for 9 years

June 2005 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1  Netherlands  Dutch reject EU constitution  UN  Stephanides fired over oil scandal Jun.2  Serbia  Serbia holds video 'executioners' Jun.9  Bolivia  Rodriguez sworn in as interim president Jun.11   London   G8 ministers back Africa debt deal  Finance ministers have agreed to cancel up to $55 billion worth of debt owed by the world's poorest nations Jun.13   Southern California Michael Jackson cleared on all counts
Jun.17   Belgium EU 'in crisis' over talks failure Jun.18  Tehran  Hardline mayor to contest run-off  Spain  ETA halts attacks on elected officials Jun.20   Beirut Hariri camp secured majority in parliament Jun.21  Jerusalem  Gloom at end of Sharon-Abbas summit Jun.22  Zimbabwe  Evicted moved to 'transit camp' Jun.23  Southern China  Flood death toll 'over 500' Jun.24   Tehran     Ahmadinejad elected as president   The ultra-conservative mayor of Tehran has won 61% of votes of the run-off ahead of Rafsanjani on 35% Jun.29  Israel  Gaza settler chaos strikes Israel Jun.30  Afghanistan  16 bodies recovered from crash site

July 2005 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1  U.S. Supreme Court  Supreme Court justice O'Connor retires Jul.2   Global Millions gather for Live 8 concert
Jul.6   Singapore London wins 2012 Olympics Jul.7   London   Bombs kill 52
  A series of 4 'callous' and coordinated bombings in transport system. Power failed on crowded underground trains
 3 blasts took place in the subway system and one more hit a double-decker bus, all within an hour at morning rush. Prime Minister Tony Blair praised 'the stoicism and resilience of the people of London' in the face of the bloodshed. The Union Jack flew at half-staff over Buckingham Palace
 Iraq  Egypt's envoy killed Jul.8  Scotland  G8 pledges $50 billion to Africa Jul.12  Pakistan  128 die in train crash Jul.15   Scotland New Harry Potter book hits shops Jul.16   Iraq Suicide bomber kills 90 near Baghdad Jul.18  Niger  Children starving to death Jul.21  China  China scraps yuan peg to dollar  London  4 blasts hit transport Jul.22   Sinai   88 died as explosions rock resort town   Multiple explosions struck Sharm el-Sheik, targeting a hotel and killing at least 30 people Jul.24   Paris Armstrong stamps seventh Tour win Jul.26  Florida  Shuttle returns to space Jul.28  Northern Ireland  IRA halts its armed campaign Jul.31   Mumbai Floods toll reaches 1,000  Sudan  VP Garang 'dies in crash'

August 2005 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1   Saudi Arabia King Fahd dead
Aug.2   Toronto All survive Air France jet crash and fire Aug.4  Israel  Israeli soldier kills 4 Arab bus passengers Aug.5  Iran  EU puts nuclear proposals to Iran Aug.6   Russian Far East Trapped sub surfaces, crew safe Aug.8  Iran  Iran resumes uranium conversion   UN Oil-for-food chief 'took bribes' Aug.9   Southern California Discovery returns safely to Earth Aug.11  Iraq  Shias call for more autonomy Aug.12  Sri Lanka  Foreign Minister killed Aug.14   Athens Cypriot jet crashes; 121 dead Aug.16   Venezuela     160 believed dead in jet crash   The Colombian MD-82 aircraft carrying 160 people crashed in a remote area of western Venezuela  Afghanistan  Spanish troops die in crash Aug.17   Gaza Israeli troops begin forced evictions  Russian Far East  Russian-Chinese war games begin Aug.18  Ruhr  Rapturous German welcome for Pope  Gaza  Largest settlement evacuated Aug.19  Jordan  Al Qaeda claim for Red Sea attacks Aug.22   Gaza Settlers leave last outpost Aug.23  Peru  Airliner crashes in jungle Aug.24   Romania Floods cause havoc across Europe Aug.25   Paris Apartment fire kills 16 Aug.28   Baghdad Committee signs Iraq's draft constitution  New Orleans  Katrina now Category 5 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. ...
Aug.31   Baghdad   1,000 dead in stampede  323 others injured on a bridge after a massive Shiite religious commemoration erupted into panic

September 2005 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1  Beirut  Hariri killing suspects charged  New Orleans  'Desperate SOS' for city Sep.3   Virginia Chief Justice Rehnquist dies   New Orleans Massive airlift rescues thousands Sep.8  New Orleans  Flood survivors expelled by force Sep.9  Egypt  Mubarak wins vote Sep.11   Gaza   Israeli flag lowered over Gaza
  It was the end of 38 years of an occupation of the Palestinian territory 2 weeks ahead of schedule
 Israel has already removed its settlers, bulldozed their homes and demolished its military bases. 20 synagogues left intact after rabbis argued demolition went against Jewish law
  Japan Koizumi secures landslide victory Sep.12  Washington  Emergencies chief steps down Sep.13   Baghdad Wave of violence kills at least 140 Sep.16  UN  Summit ends with mixed reviews Sep.18   Berlin Election ends in stalemate  Beijing  Agreement in N. Korea talks Sep.19  Iraq  British troops freed in jailbreak Sep.20  Florida  Rita strengthens to hurricane Sep.26  Northern Ireland  IRA scraps 'all arms' - monitors  Iraq  Al Qaeda's No. 2 in Iraq killed Sep.29   U.S. Senate Roberts confirmed as chief justice

October 2005 ... more > Top ^
Oct.1   Bali 20 dead in blasts
Oct.3  Luxembourg  EU reaches deal on Turkey talks Oct.5  El Salvador  Hurricane Stan's death toll climbs to 135 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.9   Guatemala Slide toll may hit 1,400 Oct.10   Berlin     Merkel to become German chancellor  Conservative leader will become Germany's first woman chancellor under a deal withn Social Democrats   Pakistan Frustration over aid delivery Oct.13   North Caucasus 100 die as city of Nalchik raided Oct.15  Romania  Romania has deadly bird flu virus Oct.20   Lebanon U.N. probe links Syria to Hariri killing Oct.21   Yucatan Hurricane batters resorts Oct.22  Nigeria  Jet has crashed after takeoff Oct.23  Poland  Tax cutter poised to win election Oct.24   Detroit Civil rights icon Parks dies Oct.25   Baghdad     Draft constitution passes  The referendum has passed, according to final provisional results issued by Iraqi election officials Oct.26  Israel  5 killed in blast   Paris   Boys' electrocution starts riots Map of Clichy-sous-Bois France
  Reports say the boys were trying to evade police in Clichy-sous-Bois. The crowds blamed police for the deaths of the 2 boys.    The riots and violent clashes in October and November were involving mainly the burning of cars and public buildings by groups of youths. Events s...
  Iran Israel 'must be wiped from map' Oct.28  Washington  Lewis Libby quits Cheney office  Southern India  Passenger train derails, 61 died Oct.29   New Delhi Blasts kill 55 Oct.31  UN Security Council  U.N. vote demands Syria cooperation

November 2005 ... more > Top ^
Nov.4  France  Riots spread beyond Paris Nov.5   Somalia Cruise ship repels pirates
 Argentina  Americas summit ends without consensus  Paris  Riots rage a 10th angry night Nov.6  Chile  Fujimori under arrest Nov.8   Paris Government declared state of emergency Nov.9   Jordan   57 killed in 3 hotel blasts   Suicide attackers detonated nearly simultaneous explosions at hotels in downtown Amman Nov.10  Liberia  Johnson-Sirleaf claims presidential win Nov.13  Jordan  'Failed bomber' confesses Nov.15   Spain 'Secret CIA flights' probed  Baghdad  Detainees 'found starving' Nov.16  Washington  U.S. admits using white phosphorous Nov.20   Jerusalem     Sharon to quit Likud party  Prime Minister is set to quit his ruling party and run separately in next year's elections Nov.21  Jerusalem  New Sharon party 'aims for peace' Nov.22  Berlin  Merkel sworn   Northeast China Harbin water supplies cut off Nov.24   Chile Pinochet charged over dissidents Nov.25   Gaza Palestinians take over key border Nov.27   Northeast China 169 workers die in mine blast  Egypt  Muslim Brotherhood's poll success Nov.28  Canada  Government thrown out Nov.29  Iraq  Video airs of purported hostages  Jerusalem  Peres to quit Labor, back Sharon Nov.30  Washington  Bush outlines Iraq 'victory plan'

December 2005 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1  Singapore  Young Australian hanged Dec.2  France  Face transplant woman thanks team Dec.3  Tribal Areas  Senior al Qaeda leader killed Dec.5  Israel  5 die in suicide blast  Baghdad  Witness at Hussein trial describes torture Dec.6   Tehran 110 killed in plane crash
Dec.8  Spain  Croatian fugitive general seized  Iran  Ahmadinejad: Move Israel to Europe Dec.10  Nigeria  Jet crashes in flames. 100 killed Dec.11  England  Fuel depot blasts injure dozens   Syria New Hariri report 'blames Syria' Dec.12  Beirut  Beirut blast kills anti-Syria MP Dec.13  San Francisco Bay Area  Nobel nominated gang leader executed Dec.15   Iraq 'High turnout' in election Dec.18   Hong Kong WTO seals farms deal  Bolivia  Leftist Morales poised to lead  Jerusalem  Sharon hospitalized after mild stroke Dec.20  New York  Strike shuts down NYC transit system Dec.22   South Korea Cloning research was fake Dec.24  Egypt  Nour jailed for 5 years Dec.25  Libya  'HIV medics' sentence lifted Dec.26  Aceh  Siren's wail marks tsunami moment Dec.29  Arab Countries  Row deepens over Danish cartoons Dec.30   Cairo Soldiers kill 20 Sudanese refugees   Lebanon Ex-VP: Assad threatened Lebanese PM


31 Marines killed in chopper crash   Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation  Leaders from 30 countries gather to remember the victims of the Holocaust on the 60th anniversary Iraqis vote amid violence  In a first free election in a half century, there is a higher than expected turnout amid attacks and threats of violence Palestinians, Israel announce cease-fire N. Korea Admits to Nukes, Out of Talks U.S. wound reporter, killing bodyguard Government HQ seized. Akayev left Last Syrian soldiers left Lebanon  Syria is surrendering to demands and ending its 29-year military presence in its smaller neighbor Leaders mourn Soviet wartime dead Troops clash with protesters Missing 41 troops feared dead Israeli troops begin forced evictions 100 die as city of Nalchik raided Soldiers kill 20 Sudanese refugees 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




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Jan.9  Kenya  Historic Sudan peace accord signed
Jan.12  Aceh  Indonesia tightens Aceh controls
Jan.12  Iraq  U.S. ends search for WMD in Iraq
Jan.14  Texas  Iraq jail abuse 'leader' guilty
Jan.22  Gaza  Abbas 'reaches cease-fire deal'
Jan.26   Western Iraq
Jan.26   Poland
Jan.30   Iraq
Feb.8   Egypt
Feb.9   North Korea
Mar.4   Iraq
Mar.8  Chechnya  Rebel leader Maskhadov killed
Mar.11  Lebanon  Syrian troops quit north Lebanon
Mar.18  West Bank  Palestinian truce deal
Mar.23  Iraq  Iraqi, U.S. overrun rebel base, kill 85
Mar.24   Kyrgyzstan
Apr.21  Iraq  6 Americans among 11 dead in copter crash
Apr.26   Lebanon
May.7  European Union  Europe-wide events to mark VE Day
May.9   Moscow
May.10  Western Iraq  Rebels kidnap province chief
May.13   Uzbekistan
May.18  Uzbekistan  Troops retake rebel town
May.20   Chile
May.23  Iraq  Insurgent attacks kill at least 34
Jun.2  Serbia  Serbia holds video 'executioners'
Jun.30  Afghanistan  16 bodies recovered from crash site
Jul.28  Northern Ireland  IRA halts its armed campaign
Aug.8  Iran  Iran resumes uranium conversion
Aug.16  Afghanistan  Spanish troops die in crash
Aug.17   Gaza
Aug.17  Russian Far East  Russian-Chinese war games begin
Aug.18  Gaza  Largest settlement evacuated
Aug.19  Jordan  Al Qaeda claim for Red Sea attacks
Sep.19  Iraq  British troops freed in jailbreak
Sep.26  Northern Ireland  IRA scraps 'all arms' - monitors
Sep.26  Iraq  Al Qaeda's No. 2 in Iraq killed
Oct.13   North Caucasus
Nov.16  Washington  U.S. admits using white phosphorous
Nov.30  Washington  Bush outlines Iraq 'victory plan'
Dec.3  Tribal Areas  Senior al Qaeda leader killed
Dec.8  Spain  Croatian fugitive general seized
Dec.30   Cairo




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2005
Jan.1  Indonesia  U.N.: Tsunami aid rises to $2 billion
Jan.19  Aceh  Tsunami deaths soar past 212,000
Jan.25  Mumbai  258 pilgrims die in stampede
Jan.26   Western Iraq
Feb.16   Japan
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
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.30  Afghanistan  16 bodies recovered from crash site
Jul.12  Pakistan  128 die in train crash
Jul.18  Niger  Children starving to death
Jul.31   Mumbai
Jul.31  Sudan  VP Garang 'dies in crash'
Aug.2   Toronto
Aug.6   Russian Far East
Aug.14   Athens
Aug.16   Venezuela
Aug.16  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
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. ...
Aug.31   Baghdad 1,000 dead in stampede  323 others injured on a bridge after a massive Shiite religious commemoration erupted into panic Sep.1  New Orleans  'Desperate SOS' for city Sep.3   New Orleans Massive airlift rescues thousands
Sep.20  Florida  Rita strengthens to hurricane Oct.5  El Salvador  Hurricane Stan's death toll climbs to 135 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.9   Guatemala Slide toll may hit 1,400 Oct.15  Romania  Romania has deadly bird flu virus Oct.21   Yucatan Hurricane batters resorts Oct.22  Nigeria  Jet has crashed after takeoff Oct.28  Southern India  Passenger train derails, 61 died Nov.5   Somalia Cruise ship repels pirates Nov.22   Northeast China Harbin water supplies cut off 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.26  Aceh  Siren's wail marks tsunami moment



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2005 Jul.6   Singapore London wins 2012 Olympics
Jul.24   Paris Armstrong stamps seventh Tour win



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2005 Jan.18  Southern France  Largest passenger jet unveiled Apr.27  France  Airbus A380 completes test flight May.25  Azerbaijan  Giant Caspian oil pipeline opens May.31   Moscow Khodorkovsky jailed for 9 years
Jun.11   London G8 ministers back Africa debt deal  Finance ministers have agreed to cancel up to $55 billion worth of debt owed by the world's poorest nations Jul.2   Global Millions gather for Live 8 concert Jul.15   Scotland New Harry Potter book hits shops Jul.21  China  China scraps yuan peg to dollar Dec.2  France  Face transplant woman thanks team Dec.18   Hong Kong WTO seals farms deal Dec.20  New York  Strike shuts down NYC transit system



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2005 Jan.3  Baghdad  Baghdad governor assassinated Jan.14  Texas  Iraq jail abuse 'leader' guilty Feb.3  UN  Oil-for-food head criticized Feb.14   Beirut   Huge blast kills ex-PM
  Former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri has been killed in a large-scale bomb attack on his motorcade in Beirut.    Hariri and at 9 others were killed when a massive bomb ripped through chic seafront boulevard. Members of the opposition hold Syria a...
Feb.18  Iraq  Ashura marred by bombs Feb.21  Israel  Israel frees 500 Palestinian prisoners Feb.25  Tel Aviv  Bomb kills clubbers Feb.28   Iraq Suicide bomb kills at least 125
Mar.9  Southern California  Jackson's accuser in witness box Mar.10  Mosul  Blast hits Shia funeral. 47 killed Mar.21  Minnesota  10 dead in school shooting Apr.30  Cairo  Cairo tourists come under attack May.4  Iraq  Suicide bomber kills at least 47 May.4  West Pakistan  Pakistan seizes 'al Qaeda No. 3' May.31   Moscow Khodorkovsky jailed for 9 years Jun.1  UN  Stephanides fired over oil scandal Jun.2  Serbia  Serbia holds video 'executioners' Jun.13   Southern California Michael Jackson cleared on all counts Jun.18  Spain  ETA halts attacks on elected officials Jul.7   London Bombs kill 52
  A series of 4 'callous' and coordinated bombings in transport system. Power failed on crowded underground trains
 3 blasts took place in the subway system and one more hit a double-decker bus, all within an hour at morning rush. Prime Minister Tony Blair praised 'the stoicism and resilience of the people of London' in the face of the bloodshed. The Union Jack flew at half-staff over Buckingham Palace
Jul.7  Iraq  Egypt's envoy killed Jul.16   Iraq Suicide bomber kills 90 near Baghdad Jul.21  London  4 blasts hit transport Jul.22   Sinai 88 died as explosions rock resort town   Multiple explosions struck Sharm el-Sheik, targeting a hotel and killing at least 30 people Aug.4  Israel  Israeli soldier kills 4 Arab bus passengers Aug.8   UN Oil-for-food chief 'took bribes' Aug.12  Sri Lanka  Foreign Minister killed Aug.19  Jordan  Al Qaeda claim for Red Sea attacks Sep.1  Beirut  Hariri killing suspects charged Sep.13   Baghdad Wave of violence kills at least 140 Sep.26  Iraq  Al Qaeda's No. 2 in Iraq killed Oct.1   Bali 20 dead in blasts Oct.13   North Caucasus 100 die as city of Nalchik raided Oct.20   Lebanon U.N. probe links Syria to Hariri killing Oct.26  Israel  5 killed in blast Oct.26   Paris Boys' electrocution starts riots Map of Clichy-sous-Bois France
  Reports say the boys were trying to evade police in Clichy-sous-Bois. The crowds blamed police for the deaths of the 2 boys.    The riots and violent clashes in October and November were involving mainly the burning of cars and public buildings by groups of youths. Events s...
Oct.29   New Delhi Blasts kill 55 Nov.4  France  Riots spread beyond Paris Nov.5   Somalia Cruise ship repels pirates Nov.5  Paris  Riots rage a 10th angry night Nov.6  Chile  Fujimori under arrest Nov.9   Jordan 57 killed in 3 hotel blasts   Suicide attackers detonated nearly simultaneous explosions at hotels in downtown Amman Nov.13  Jordan  'Failed bomber' confesses Nov.15  Baghdad  Detainees 'found starving' Nov.24   Chile Pinochet charged over dissidents Nov.29  Iraq  Video airs of purported hostages Dec.1  Singapore  Young Australian hanged Dec.3  Tribal Areas  Senior al Qaeda leader killed Dec.5  Israel  5 die in suicide blast Dec.5  Baghdad  Witness at Hussein trial describes torture Dec.8  Spain  Croatian fugitive general seized Dec.12  Beirut  Beirut blast kills anti-Syria MP Dec.13  San Francisco Bay Area  Nobel nominated gang leader executed Dec.22   South Korea Cloning research was fake Dec.24  Egypt  Nour jailed for 5 years Dec.25  Libya  'HIV medics' sentence lifted Dec.30   Cairo Soldiers kill 20 Sudanese refugees



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2005 Jan.1  Indonesia  U.N.: Tsunami aid rises to $2 billion Jan.5  Indonesia  International conference for tsunami aid Jan.9  Kenya  Historic Sudan peace accord signed Jan.9   West Bank Abbas wins presidential election
Jan.12  Aceh  Indonesia tightens Aceh controls Jan.14   European Union Huygens moon probe lands on Titan Jan.16   Beijing Zhao Ziyang, Purged Chinese leader, dies Jan.20   Washington Bush sworn in for second term Jan.22  Gaza  Abbas 'reaches cease-fire deal' Jan.26   Poland   Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation  Leaders from 30 countries gather to remember the victims of the Holocaust on the 60th anniversary Jan.30   Iraq Iraqis vote amid violence  In a first free election in a half century, there is a higher than expected turnout amid attacks and threats of violence Feb.1   Nepal King declares emergency Feb.1   Vatican Pope John Paul rushed to hospital Feb.2  Washington  President speaks on state of nation Feb.3  UN  Oil-for-food head criticized Feb.5  Togo  President Eyadema dies Feb.8   Egypt Palestinians, Israel announce cease-fire Feb.9   North Korea N. Korea Admits to Nukes, Out of Talks Feb.13  Iraq  Shiite alliance wins plurality Feb.16   Japan Kyoto Protocol comes into force Feb.16  Iran  Iran to aid Syria against threats Feb.24  Vatican  Pope has surgery to aid breathing Feb.28  Beirut  Lebanon's pro-Syrian PM resigns Mar.13  Beijing  Congress passes Taiwan bill Mar.14  Beirut  Massive protest marks Hariri death Mar.16  Iraq  Assembly meets amid blasts Mar.18  West Bank  Palestinian truce deal Mar.18  Florida  Patient's feeding tube removed Mar.20  UN  Annan seeks thorough UN overhaul Mar.24   Kyrgyzstan Government HQ seized. Akayev left Mar.31   Florida Terri Schiavo has died Apr.2   Vatican   Pope John Paul II dies at 84
  26-year reign as the charismatic leader of the world's 1 billion Roman Catholics was highlighted by visits to 129 countries
 The Pope was the third longest-serving pontiff in history. He died in his private apartment, surrounded by his closest Polish aides. John Paul II had suffered worsening health problems including a heart condition
Apr.5  Monaco  Prince Rainier dies, 81 Apr.6  Iraq  Kurd leader Talabani named president Apr.8   Vatican Pope John Paul II buried in crypt
Apr.9   London Prince Charles marries Camilla Apr.9   Beijing Protests target Japan  Japan's ambassador called on the Chinese government to take measures to protect Japanese citizens in China Apr.16  Japan  Japan demands China apology Apr.19   Vatican   Ratzinger elected as new Pope
  78-year-old German cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is taking the name Pope Benedict XVI.    The College of Cardinals took only 2 days to choose the successor to John Paul II. The crowd clapped as the smoke billowed over Vatican City and waited for the ringin...
Apr.20  Ecuador  Congress votes out president Apr.24  Vatican  Benedict XVI installed as pope Apr.28  Iraq  Lawmakers approve Cabinet list May.3   Baghdad Parliament swears in partial government
May.5   London Blair heads for historic third term May.7  European Union  Europe-wide events to mark VE Day May.9   Moscow Leaders mourn Soviet wartime dead May.11  U.S. Senate  Names named in US Iraq oil report May.13   Uzbekistan Troops clash with protesters May.15   Washington Newsweek backs off Quran story May.23   Japan China rebukes Japan over shrine May.27  Saudi Arabia  King Fahd hospitalized May.29   Paris French voters reject EU charter  By 56% voters have overwhelmingly rejected the European Union's proposed constitution in a key referendum May.31   Moscow Khodorkovsky jailed for 9 years Jun.1  Netherlands  Dutch reject EU constitution Jun.1  UN  Stephanides fired over oil scandal Jun.9  Bolivia  Rodriguez sworn in as interim president Jun.11   London G8 ministers back Africa debt deal  Finance ministers have agreed to cancel up to $55 billion worth of debt owed by the world's poorest nations Jun.17   Belgium EU 'in crisis' over talks failure Jun.18  Tehran  Hardline mayor to contest run-off Jun.20   Beirut Hariri camp secured majority in parliament Jun.21  Jerusalem  Gloom at end of Sharon-Abbas summit Jun.22  Zimbabwe  Evicted moved to 'transit camp' Jun.24   Tehran   Ahmadinejad elected as president   The ultra-conservative mayor of Tehran has won 61% of votes of the run-off ahead of Rafsanjani on 35% Jun.29  Israel  Gaza settler chaos strikes Israel Jul.1  U.S. Supreme Court  Supreme Court justice O'Connor retires Jul.2   Global Millions gather for Live 8 concert Jul.8  Scotland  G8 pledges $50 billion to Africa Jul.26  Florida  Shuttle returns to space Aug.1   Saudi Arabia King Fahd dead Aug.5  Iran  EU puts nuclear proposals to Iran Aug.9   Southern California Discovery returns safely to Earth Aug.11  Iraq  Shias call for more autonomy Aug.18  Ruhr  Rapturous German welcome for Pope Aug.22   Gaza Settlers leave last outpost Aug.28   Baghdad Committee signs Iraq's draft constitution Sep.3   Virginia Chief Justice Rehnquist dies Sep.8  New Orleans  Flood survivors expelled by force Sep.9  Egypt  Mubarak wins vote Sep.11   Gaza Israeli flag lowered over Gaza
  It was the end of 38 years of an occupation of the Palestinian territory 2 weeks ahead of schedule
 Israel has already removed its settlers, bulldozed their homes and demolished its military bases. 20 synagogues left intact after rabbis argued demolition went against Jewish law
Sep.11   Japan Koizumi secures landslide victory
Sep.12  Washington  Emergencies chief steps down Sep.16  UN  Summit ends with mixed reviews Sep.18   Berlin Election ends in stalemate Sep.18  Beijing  Agreement in N. Korea talks Sep.29   U.S. Senate Roberts confirmed as chief justice Oct.3  Luxembourg  EU reaches deal on Turkey talks Oct.10   Berlin   Merkel to become German chancellor  Conservative leader will become Germany's first woman chancellor under a deal withn Social Democrats Oct.10   Pakistan Frustration over aid delivery Oct.20   Lebanon U.N. probe links Syria to Hariri killing Oct.23  Poland  Tax cutter poised to win election Oct.24   Detroit Civil rights icon Parks dies Oct.25   Baghdad   Draft constitution passes  The referendum has passed, according to final provisional results issued by Iraqi election officials Oct.26   Iran Israel 'must be wiped from map' Oct.28  Washington  Lewis Libby quits Cheney office Oct.31  UN Security Council  U.N. vote demands Syria cooperation Nov.5  Argentina  Americas summit ends without consensus Nov.6  Chile  Fujimori under arrest Nov.8   Paris Government declared state of emergency Nov.10  Liberia  Johnson-Sirleaf claims presidential win Nov.15   Spain 'Secret CIA flights' probed Nov.15  Baghdad  Detainees 'found starving' Nov.20   Jerusalem   Sharon to quit Likud party  Prime Minister is set to quit his ruling party and run separately in next year's elections Nov.21  Jerusalem  New Sharon party 'aims for peace' Nov.22  Berlin  Merkel sworn Nov.24   Chile Pinochet charged over dissidents Nov.25   Gaza Palestinians take over key border Nov.27  Egypt  Muslim Brotherhood's poll success Nov.28  Canada  Government thrown out Nov.29  Jerusalem  Peres to quit Labor, back Sharon Dec.5  Baghdad  Witness at Hussein trial describes torture Dec.8  Iran  Ahmadinejad: Move Israel to Europe Dec.11   Syria New Hariri report 'blames Syria' Dec.15   Iraq 'High turnout' in election Dec.18   Hong Kong WTO seals farms deal Dec.18  Bolivia  Leftist Morales poised to lead Dec.18  Jerusalem  Sharon hospitalized after mild stroke Dec.24  Egypt  Nour jailed for 5 years Dec.26  Aceh  Siren's wail marks tsunami moment Dec.29  Arab Countries  Row deepens over Danish cartoons Dec.30   Lebanon Ex-VP: Assad threatened Lebanese PM