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B. 01-04 Sharon fights for life after stroke Jerusalem
C. 01-26 Hamas won elections West Bank
02-04 Danish, Norwegian embassies ablaze Syria
4. 03-11 Milosevic found dead in cell Hague
F. 05-27 Java quake kills 6,000 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
6. 07-12 Hezbollah kidnapping prompts war Southern Lebanon
H. 10-09 North Korea claims nuclear test North Korea
I. 11-07 Democrats seize control of House USA
9. 11-23 Poisoned former KGB spy dies London

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Sharon fights for life after stroke Hamas won elections   Danish, Norwegian embassies ablaze   Hundreds of Syrian demonstrators stormed the Danish Embassy in Damascus and set fire to the building in protest at the cartoons Milosevic found dead in cell Java quake kills 6,000   Hezbollah kidnapping prompts war   Guerrillas killed 3 Israeli soldiers and captured 2 more, prompting airstrikes and military raids inside southern Lebanon   North Korea claims nuclear test   Official Korean Central News Agency: North Korea claimed it has performed a successful nuclear test Democrats seize control of House Poisoned former KGB spy dies General Pinochet dead   Saddam Hussein hanged   The celebrations broke out after Hussein was dead. There was dancing around the body. The execution was videotaped
Jan.1  Ukraine  Russia cuts gas supplies
Jan.2  Bavaria  Rink collapse kills 15
Jan.4   Jerusalem
Jan.5  Mecca  76 dead in Mecca hotel collapse
Jan.12  Mecca  Hajj stampede kills at least 345
Jan.13  West Pakistan  Airstrike targeted al-Zawahiri
Jan.15  Chile  Bachelet wins presidency
Jan.26   West Bank
Jan.28  Poland  Hall collapse traps many. 66 died
Feb.3  Egypt  Ship with 1,400 sinks in Red Sea
Feb.4   Syria
Feb.10  Turin  Torino Olympics open in spectacular style
Feb.11  Italy  Deadly bird flu spreads in Europe
Feb.13  Iran  Iran restarts uranium work
Feb.16  Philippines  Mud wipes out village, 1,000 dead
Feb.19  Mexico  Blast traps 66 in mine
Feb.21  Sunni Triangle  Blast damages Shia shrine
Feb.22  England  Robbers take $44M to $88M in heist
Mar.2  New Delhi  India, U.S. agree to nuclear pact
Mar.3  Moscow  Hamas visits Moscow
Mar.11   Hague
Mar.14  West Bank  Israelis storm Palestinian prison
Mar.18  Paris  Labor law protests turn violent
Mar.28  Jerusalem  Kadima wins at polls
Mar.29  Nigeria  Taylor on flight back to Liberia
Apr.11  Iran  Iran 'advances uranium program'
 Rome  Prodi hails Italy poll 'victory'
Apr.24  Nepal  King agreed to reinstate parliament
 Egypt  Three bombs rip through resort
Apr.28  UN Security Council  Iran 'fails to heed nuclear call'
May.2  Sochi  Jet lost over Russia, 113 on board
May.5  Nigeria  Main parties sign Darfur accord
May.8  Johannesburg  Zuma acquitted in rape case
May.12  Indonesia  Red alert for volcano Mount Merapi
May.14  Sao Paulo  Gang attacks leave 52 dead
May.20  Baghdad  Parliament approves Cabinet
May.21  Montenegro  Montenegro quits Serbia
May.25  East Timor  Fierce gunbattles
May.27   Indonesia
Jun.5  Somalia  Islamists claim Mogadishu victory
Jun.8  Iraq  U.S. airstrike kills al-Zarqawi
Jun.11  Guantanamo  Suicides spur criticism
Jun.25  Gaza  Militants kill Israeli 2 soldiers. 1 seized
Jun.27  Gaza  Israeli troops move into Gaza
Jul.4  North Korea  North Korea tests long-range missile
Jul.8  Mexico  Thousands protest election results
Jul.9  Berlin  Italy wins World Cup over France
Jul.11  Mumbai  200 killed in train blasts
Jul.12   Southern Lebanon
 Beirut  Israeli jets strike Beirut airport
Jul.13  USA  Record oil price of $78.40 per barrel
Jul.17  Indonesia  650 dead as quake triggers tsunami
Jul.18  Southern Lebanon  Israeli troops enter southern Lebanon
Jul.22  Southern Lebanon  Thousands flee southern Lebanon
Jul.25  Southern Lebanon  Israeli airstrike hits U.N. observer post
Jul.30  Southern Lebanon  Israeli air attack kills 28 civilians
Jul.31  Cuba  Castro hands power to brother
Aug.9  London  'Plot to blow up planes' foiled
Aug.11  UN Security Council  U.N. adopts Mideast deal
Aug.14  Southern Lebanon  Israel-Hezbollah cease-fire in effect
Aug.22  Donbass  Russia airliner with 170 aboard crashes
Aug.24  Czech Republic  Pluto loses status as a planet
Sep.4  Australia  'Croc Hunter' died in stingray attack
Sep.5  Japan  Princess gives birth to boy
Sep.7  London  Blair: I will resign within a year
Sep.11  Manhattan  US remembers 9/11 five years on
Sep.14  Arab Countries  Muslims blast pope's Islam speech
Sep.18  Hungary  Budapest hit by wave of violence
Sep.19  Thailand  Army chief leads coup while PM away
Sep.25  Japan  Abe elected as new premier
Sep.29  Georgia  Russian officers on spying charge
 Amazon  Plane lost over Amazon
Sep.30  Southern Lebanon  Last Israeli soldier withdraws
Oct.7  Moscow  War critic writer murdered
Oct.9   North Korea
Oct.12  Paris  French in Armenia 'genocide' row
Oct.13  UN Gen. Assembly  South Korean named U.N. leader
Oct.14  UN Security Council  U.N. slaps sanctions on North Korea
Oct.15  Jerusalem  Police back Katsav rape charges
Oct.16  Malawi  Madonna baby flies out of Malawi
 Sri Lanka  Blast 'kills 90' sailors
Oct.25  Berlin  Skull scandal 'disgusts' Germany
Oct.29  Brazil  President Lula re-elected
Oct.30  Tribal Areas  'Al Qaeda school' attack: 80 dead
Nov.3  Gaza  Gunmen flee in human shield
Nov.5  Baghdad  Saddam Hussein sentenced to death
Nov.7  Nicaragua  Ortega wins presidency
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Nov.8  Washington  Bush replaces Rumsfeld by Gates
Nov.14  Baghdad  Gunmen grab up to 100 from institute
Nov.21  Beirut  Christian politician Gemayel killed
Nov.23  Sadr City  More than 200 killed in Sadr City
  London
Nov.25  Gaza  Palestinians, Israel agree to cease-fire
Nov.30  Istanbul  Pope visits mosque
Dec.1  Beirut  Huge rally demands PM quit
Dec.3  Venezuela  Chavez wins by wide margin
Dec.6  Washington  Iraq Study Group: Situation grave
Dec.10   Chile
Dec.12  England  5 prostitutes killed
Dec.23  UN Security Council  Security Council approves Iran sanctions
Dec.26  Nigeria  Pipeline explosion kills at least 260
 Southern California  Gerald Ford dies
Dec.27  Somalia  Islamists withdraw from Mogadishu
Dec.29  Indonesia  Ship 'sinks in storm'. 600 missing
  Baghdad
Dec.30  Madrid  Madrid bomb shatters ETA cease-fire



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Prodi hails Italy poll 'victory'
Montenegro quits Serbia
Robbers take $44M to $88M in heist
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'Plot to blow up planes' foiled
Poisoned former KGB spy dies
Rink collapse kills 15
Hall collapse traps many. 66 died
Deadly bird flu spreads in Europe
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Hamas won elections
Danish, Norwegian embassies ablaze
Muslims blast pope's Islam speech
Danish, Norwegian embassies ablaze
Blast damages Shia shrine
Hezbollah kidnapping prompts war
Saddam Hussein sentenced to death
Saddam Hussein hanged
76 dead in Mecca hotel collapse
Hajj stampede kills at least 345
Ship with 1,400 sinks in Red Sea
Israelis storm Palestinian prison
Islamists claim Mogadishu victory
U.S. airstrike kills al-Zarqawi
Hezbollah kidnapping prompts war
Israel-Hezbollah cease-fire in effect
European Union
Milosevic found dead in cell
Labor law protests turn violent
Prodi hails Italy poll 'victory'
Robbers take $44M to $88M in heist
Milosevic found dead in cell
Labor law protests turn violent
'Plot to blow up planes' foiled
Poisoned former KGB spy dies
Rink collapse kills 15
Hall collapse traps many. 66 died
Deadly bird flu spreads in Europe
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Castro hands power to brother
General Pinochet dead
Gang attacks leave 52 dead
Blast traps 66 in mine
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Java quake kills 6,000
Ship 'sinks in storm'. 600 missing
North Korea tests long-range missile
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Blast damages Shia shrine
Saddam Hussein sentenced to death
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Russia cuts gas supplies  Russia has begun shutting off a pipeline after last-ditch talks failed to settle a price dispute Rink collapse kills 15   Sharon fights for life after stroke


January 2006 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1   Ukraine  
 Turkey  Bird flu suspect dies
Jan.2   Bavaria
Jan.3  Russia  Russia, Ukraine reach natural gas deal
 USA  Only one miner reported alive
 Indonesia  Java village buried by landslide
Jan.4   Jerusalem  
  Prime Minister was suffering what his doctor called a 'significant' stroke. His powers were transferred to Ehud Olmert.    Doctors diagnosed a cerebral hemorrhage, or bleeding from a blood vessel in the brain. Sharon underwent 6 hours of...
Jan.5   Mecca 76 dead in Mecca hotel collapse  Sunni Triangle  At least 134 killed in attacks across Iraq Jan.8  Turkey  Three new bird flu cases Jan.12   Mecca   Hajj stampede kills at least 345   People have been killed during a symbolic stoning ritual at the annual pilgrimage near Mecca  Turkey  Man who shot pope freed Jan.13   West Pakistan Airstrike targeted al-Zawahiri Jan.15   Chile Bachelet wins presidency Jan.19  Qatar  'Bin Laden' audio tape broadcast  Hungary  Slovak military plane crashes. 42 die Jan.21  Nepal  200 arrested in protests  Kosovo  President Rugova dies at 61 Jan.23  Canada  Conservative Harper leads in vote Jan.26   West Bank     Hamas won elections
  Hamas and Fatah supporters scuffled outside the Palestinian parliament building.    Hamas has operated a network of social and charitable organizations for Palestinians. Mahmoud Abbas urged Hamas to keep negotiatio...
Jan.27  Gaza  Fatah defeat sparks protest Jan.28   Poland Hall collapse traps many. 66 died

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Feb.1  West Bank  Troops clash with Israeli settlers Feb.2  Gaza  Gunmen shut EU office over cartoons Feb.3   Egypt   Ship with 1,400 sinks in Red Sea  An aging passenger ferry loaded to near capacity with dozens of vehicles sank. 100 survivors had been rescued Feb.4  UN Security Council  Iran reported to Security Council   Syria     Danish, Norwegian embassies ablaze
  Hundreds of Syrian demonstrators stormed the Danish Embassy in Damascus and set fire to the building in protest at the cartoons
 Protesters scaled the Danish mission amid chants of 'God is great', before moving on to attack the Norwegian site. Denmark and Norway urged their citizens to leave and condemned Syria for failing international obligations. Palestinians protest in Gaza and the West Bank
Feb.6  Afghanistan  Cartoon protests turn deadly Feb.10   Turin Torino Olympics open in spectacular style Feb.11   Italy Deadly bird flu spreads in Europe Feb.12  Texas  Cheney shoots man in hunt error Feb.13   Iran Iran restarts uranium work Feb.15  Haiti  Accord names Preval winner Feb.16   Philippines Mud wipes out village, 1,000 dead Feb.19  Pakistan  Arrests, tear gas halt cartoon protests   Mexico Blast traps 66 in mine Feb.21  Washington  Bush faces pressure to block port deal   Sunni Triangle   Blast damages Shia shrine   A bomb attack has damaged one of the Muslim world's holiest shrines, sparking demonstrations outside Feb.22   England   Robbers take $44M to $88M in heist   Authorities in Kent have appealed to the public for help in solving the armed robbery of a security company Feb.23  Baghdad  Curfew aims to curb violence  Manila  Army 'foils coup plot'  Moscow  64 dead in roof collapse Feb.25  Mexico  Mine missing declared dead

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Mar.2   New Delhi India, U.S. agree to nuclear pact
Mar.3   Moscow Hamas visits Moscow Mar.5  Thailand  Thousands rally against PM Mar.7  India  Rail, temple blasts kill 14 Mar.10  Iraq  FBI: Body of U.S. hostage found Mar.11   Hague     Milosevic found dead in cell Map of Hague
  Former Yugoslav President has been found dead in Hague where he was being tried on war crimes charges.    He was 64. Milosevic was found dead for several hours. He rose to the top of Yugoslav politics in the 1980. Elected Serbian president in...
Mar.14   West Bank Israelis storm Palestinian prison  Baghdad  More than 80 dead in reprisal killings Mar.16  Sunni Triangle  Military launches largest air assault  Iraq  U.S. probes 15 Iraqi civilian deaths Mar.18   Paris Labor law protests turn violent  Serbia  Milosevic buried in his home town Mar.19  Belarus  Landslide win for Lukashenko Mar.21  Afghanistan  Convert 'faces execution' Mar.22  Basque  ETA declares permanent cease-fire Mar.28   Jerusalem Kadima wins at polls Mar.29   Nigeria Taylor on flight back to Liberia Mar.30  Bahrain  Ferry sinks carrying 150 people

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Apr.3  Thailand  Thaksin claims Thai election win Apr.7  Baghdad  80 killed in mosque attack Apr.8  Nepal  Police fire on protesters Apr.10  Paris  France to replace youth job law Apr.11   Iran Iran 'advances uranium program'
  Rome Prodi hails Italy poll 'victory' Apr.12  Washington  Jurors hear Flight 93 cockpit tape  Chad  Rebels close in on capital Apr.15  Nepal  Police attack media protest  Serbia  Swollen Danube threatens Balkans Apr.17  Tel Aviv  Suicide bomber kills 8 Apr.21  New York  Oil breaks through record $75 Apr.24   Nepal King agreed to reinstate parliament   Egypt Three bombs rip through resort Apr.25  Sri Lanka  Bomb targets army chief Apr.28   UN Security Council Iran 'fails to heed nuclear call' Apr.29  Cuba  Leftist trio seals Americas pact

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May.1  Chicago  Immigrants stage boycott day  Bolivia  Gas under state control May.2   Sochi Jet lost over Russia, 113 on board
May.3  Washington  Jury spares 9/11 plotter Moussaoui May.5   Nigeria Main parties sign Darfur accord May.6  Southern Iraq  UK troops attacked after copter crash May.8   Johannesburg Zuma acquitted in rape case  Australia  Trapped miners rescued May.9  Washington  Ahmadinejad letter attacks Bush May.10  Baghdad  Killings top 1,000 in April May.12  Nigeria  Oil pipeline explosion kills up to 200   Indonesia Red alert for volcano Mount Merapi May.14   Sao Paulo   Gang attacks leave 52 dead  A powerful criminal gang launched a wave of attacks against police stations and uprisings in jails across the state May.16  Washington  US releases 9/11 Pentagon video May.17  Turkey  Judge dies in court attack May.20   Baghdad Parliament approves Cabinet  China  Three Gorges dam wall complete May.21   Montenegro   Montenegro quits Serbia  Voters in Montenegro decided narrowly to sever the union with Serbia: 55.5% of the more than 410,000 voters  China  Flooding traps 57 in mine May.25   East Timor Fierce gunbattles May.27   Indonesia   Java quake kills 6,000 Map of Yogyakarta Indonesia
  20,000 people have been hurt and 200,000 left homeless. The quake hit at 0554 local time.    The quake, measuring 6.3, is hitting a densely-populated area on the southern coast. People fled as their homes collapsed around them. Electrici...
May.31  Basra  Basra: State of emergency declared  Washington  US to join Iran talks

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Jun.3  Toronto  Toronto terror plot foiled Jun.4  Peru  Peruvians elect Garcia president Jun.5   Somalia   Islamists claim Mogadishu victory   An Islamist militia has seized the capital, after weeks of fighting against an alliance of warlords backed by the US  Palestine  Abbas pushes for statehood poll Jun.6  European Union  Europe 'connived in CIA flights' Jun.8   Iraq     U.S. airstrike kills al-Zarqawi   Al Qaeda in Iraq leader, the coalition's most wanted man in Iraq, was killed near Baquba Jun.9  Gaza  Explosion shakes Hamas cease-fire Jun.11   Guantanamo Suicides spur criticism
Jun.13  Baghdad  Bush makes surprise visit Jun.17  Baghdad  Insurgents captured U.S. soldiers Jun.22  Miami  Seven arrests over 'Chicago plot' Jun.25   Gaza Militants kill Israeli 2 soldiers. 1 seized  Iraq  Al Qaeda group killed 4 Russian hostages Jun.27   Gaza Israeli troops move into Gaza

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Jul.1  Sadr City  Car bomb slaughter 62 at market  West Germany  Vintage France beat holders Brazil Jul.3  Spain  Subway crash: 41 dead Jul.4   North Korea   North Korea tests long-range missile  North Korea also fired 5 shorter-range rockets. The closely watched long-range test failed within a minute  Florida  Discovery space shuttle blasted-off  Ruhr  Late double puts Italy into final Jul.6  Mexico  Calderon wins disputed vote Jul.8   Mexico   Thousands protest election results  Thousands of defiant supporters of leftist Lopez Obrador took to the streets to overturn his narrow defeat Jul.9  Siberia  122 dead in airline crash   Berlin     Italy wins World Cup over France  Italy wins by penalties, 5-3: .Zidane scores on 7 min. Materazzi atones for giving away the penalty. Zidane red-carded Jul.11   Mumbai   200 killed in train blasts  7 explosions on crowded rush-hour commuter trains in the Indian financial capital Jul.12   Southern Lebanon     Hezbollah kidnapping prompts war
  Guerrillas killed 3 Israeli soldiers and captured 2 more, prompting airstrikes and military raids inside southern Lebanon
 Israel has launched air strikes on bridges and roads in southern Lebanon to stop Hezbollah moving the soldiers. Israeli cabinet endorsed a strong response against the militants
  Beirut Israeli jets strike Beirut airport
Jul.13   USA Record oil price of $78.40 per barrel  Beirut  Israel imposes Lebanon blockade Jul.14  Southern Lebanon  4 Israelis missing after naval raid Jul.15  UN Security Council  Sec. Council votes for N. Korea sanctions Jul.16  St. Petersburg  G8 split on nuclear energy, climate change  Beirut  Israel pounds Beirut after Haifa hit Jul.17   Indonesia 650 dead as quake triggers tsunami Jul.18  Lebanon  Westerners flee Lebanon   Southern Lebanon Israeli troops enter southern Lebanon Jul.21  Israel  Israel calls up army reservists Jul.22   Southern Lebanon Thousands flee southern Lebanon  Southern Lebanon  Israeli military seizes Maroun al-Ras Jul.24  Southern Lebanon  Israel takes aim at Hezbollah stronghold  Switzerland  WTO global trade talks collapse Jul.25   Southern Lebanon Israeli airstrike hits U.N. observer post Jul.26  Southern Lebanon  Nine Israeli soldiers killed Jul.27  Arab Countries  Al-Qaeda 'to avenge Israel deeds'  France  Landis gives positive drugs test Jul.29  Congo  Congo goes to polls first time in decades Jul.30   Southern Lebanon Israeli air attack kills 28 civilians Jul.31   Cuba     Castro hands power to brother  President Fidel Castro was undergoing a surgery and provisionally handed over power to his younger brother Raul

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Aug.2  Israel  Hezbollah launches rocket onslaught Aug.4  Beirut  Israel's bombs cut off Beirut Aug.9  Southern Lebanon  Troops, tanks moved across border   London   'Plot to blow up planes' foiled  Scotland Yard: A plot to blow up planes in mid-flight from the UK to the US has been disrupted Aug.11   UN Security Council U.N. adopts Mideast deal
Aug.14   Southern Lebanon     Israel-Hezbollah cease-fire in effect  A U.N.-brokered cease-fire took effect on the 34th day of fighting, although both sides launched final attacks Aug.16  Thailand  Man detained over JonBenet death  Southern Lebanon  Lebanese troops deploy Aug.19  Lebanon  Israelis carried out raid in Bekaa Valley Aug.22   Donbass Russia airliner with 170 aboard crashes  UN  Iran hands U.N. nuclear response Aug.23  Austria  Girl 'found' after years Aug.24   Czech Republic   Pluto loses status as a planet  International Astronomical Union's (IAU) general assembly voted to strip Pluto of its status as a planet Aug.27  Kentucky  49 dead in plane crash Aug.30  Iraq  At least 47 dead, 100 injured in bombings Aug.31  Iran  Sanctions loom, Iran keeps enriching

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Sep.1  Mexico  Leftist lawmakers muzzle President Fox Sep.4   Australia   'Croc Hunter' died in stingray attack  Steve Irwin enthralled audiences around the world with his wildlife adventures Sep.5  Tribal Areas  'Taleban' in peace deal   Japan Princess gives birth to boy
 Mexico  Judge: Calderon to lead Mexico Sep.6  Washington  Bush admits to CIA secret prisons Sep.7   London Blair: I will resign within a year Sep.9  Florida  Space shuttle Atlantis blasts off Sep.11   Manhattan US remembers 9/11 five years on Sep.12  Syria  U.S. Embassy attack foiled Sep.13  NATO  NATO fails on Afghan troops plea Sep.14   Arab Countries     Muslims blast pope's Islam speech  Muslim leaders have condemned Benedict over comments he made about Islam in Germany and demanded he apologize Sep.18   Hungary Budapest hit by wave of violence Sep.19   Thailand Army chief leads coup while PM away Sep.21  Musharraf  'U.S. threatened to bomb us' Sep.22  West Germany  Magnetic train crashes Sep.23  Baghdad  Bomb kills 35 as they shop for Ramadan  Paris  Probe into 'Bin Laden death' leak Sep.25   Japan Abe elected as new premier Sep.26  European Union  Bulgaria, Romania for EU on Jan. 1 Sep.29   Georgia Russian officers on spying charge   Amazon Plane lost over Amazon Sep.30   Southern Lebanon Last Israeli soldier withdraws

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Oct.2  Pennsylvania  Fatal shooting at Amish school Oct.3  North Korea  North Korea said will conduct nuclear test Oct.7   Moscow War critic writer murdered
Oct.9  UN Security Council  S Korean proposed as new UN chief  UN Security Council  Outcry at N Korea 'nuclear test'   North Korea     North Korea claims nuclear test
  Official Korean Central News Agency: North Korea claimed it has performed a successful nuclear test
 South Korean officials confirmed that North Korea performed its first nuclear test. The apparent test was conducted at 10:36 a.m. in Hwaderi near Kilju city. China was given a 20-minute warning and in turn told the U.S., Japan and S. Korea. The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 4.2-magnitude quake in North Korea at 10:35 a.m., 385 kilometers northeast of the capital, Pyongyang
Oct.10  Baghdad  110 bullet-riddled bodies found Oct.12   Paris French in Armenia 'genocide' row Oct.13   UN Gen. Assembly     South Korean named U.N. leader  The General Assembly has appointed S. Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon to serve as the next secretary-general Oct.14   UN Security Council   U.N. slaps sanctions on North Korea   The Council voted unanimously to slap trade, travel and other sanctions Oct.15   Jerusalem Police back Katsav rape charges Oct.16   Malawi Madonna baby flies out of Malawi   Sri Lanka Blast 'kills 90' sailors Oct.20  Washington  Bush holds Iraq strategy talks Oct.22  Sudan  Sudan expels U.N. envoy for blog  Panama  Voters approve $5 billion Canal overhaul Oct.23  Iraq  October deadliest month for U.S. troops Oct.25   Berlin Skull scandal 'disgusts' Germany Oct.26  Washington  Bush signs Mexico fence into law Oct.27  Mexico  Shootouts kill journalist Oct.29  Nigeria  Sultan among crash dead   Brazil President Lula re-elected Oct.30   Tribal Areas 'Al Qaeda school' attack: 80 dead  London  Warming 'may cause economic chaos' Oct.31  South Africa  Botha, bastion of white rule, dies

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Nov.1  UN Security Council  Venezuela, Guatemala quit race Nov.3   Gaza Gunmen flee in human shield
Nov.5   Baghdad     Saddam Hussein sentenced to death   The former Iraqi leader has been convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to death by hanging  Turkey  Ex-PM Ecevit dies at 81 Nov.7   Nicaragua Ortega wins presidency   USA     Democrats seize control of House
  The Dems has won control of the House of Representatives in the mid-term elections. Senate hangs on 2 races.    The Democrats had picked up the 15 seats needed to wrest power. The Democratic Party focused on voters' anger over the Iraq, while the Republicans ...
Nov.8  Gaza  Israeli raid 'kills 19 civilians'   Washington Bush replaces Rumsfeld by Gates Nov.13  Gaza  Shabir to lead Palestinian government Nov.14   Baghdad Gunmen grab up to 100 from institute Nov.15  Congo  Kabila named winner of vote Nov.16  Sudan  Sudan 'backs' Darfur force plan Nov.17  Netherlands  Netherlands to propose burqa ban Nov.21   Beirut Christian politician Gemayel killed Nov.22  Poland  No survivors in mine blast Nov.23   Sadr City More than 200 killed in Sadr City   London     Poisoned former KGB spy dies
  Alexander Litvinenko, the longtime critic of the Russian government, died in a hospital 3 weeks after his suspected poisoning.    The doctors unable to determine the cause of his illness. Litvinenko and his friends blamed Russian government for his sudden illness. Kremlin have denied any role in...
Nov.25   Gaza Palestinians, Israel agree to cease-fire Nov.26  Istanbul  Turkish protests at Pope's visit  Ecuador  Correa claims victory  Jordan  King warns of civil wars Nov.28  Cuba  Castro misses birthday ceremony Nov.30   Istanbul Pope visits mosque

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Dec.1   Beirut Huge rally demands PM quit
 Mexico  Fracas mars inauguration  Philippines  Typhoon kills 388 Dec.3   Venezuela Chavez wins by wide margin Dec.4  Fiji  Military 'takes control of Fiji' Dec.6   Washington Iraq Study Group: Situation grave Dec.10   Chile     General Pinochet dead Map of Santiago Chile
  Chilean TV reports: The 91-year-old former military leader Augusto Pinochet has died at a Santiago military hospital.    Augusto Pinochet was in power from 1973-90 after overthrowing the government when 3,000 people were killed or disappeared. Supporte...
Dec.11  Gaza  Gunmen kill school children Dec.12   England 5 prostitutes killed Dec.14  London  Diana: No murder, no pregnancy Dec.16  West Bank  President Abbas calls for early elections Dec.17  Iran  Reformist Rafsanjani regains influence Dec.19  Libya  HIV medics condemned to death Dec.20  Turkmenistan  President Niyazov dies aged 66 Dec.21  Somalia  Somalis 'at war' with Ethiopia Dec.23   UN Security Council   Security Council approves Iran sanctions   The Council voted unanimously to impose sanctions for refusing to suspend uranium enrichment Dec.24  Southern Iraq  UK troops storm Iraqi police HQ Dec.26   Nigeria Pipeline explosion kills at least 260   Southern California Gerald Ford dies Dec.27   Somalia Islamists withdraw from Mogadishu Dec.29   Indonesia   Ship 'sinks in storm'. 600 missing   A ferry carrying around 850 passengers was travelling from Semarang in Central Java to the port of Kumai in Kalimantan   Baghdad     Saddam Hussein hanged
  The celebrations broke out after Hussein was dead. There was dancing around the body. The execution was videotaped
 He was convicted of killings in the town of Dujail 25 years ago. U.S. district judge refused a request to stay the execution. Hussein executed before Eid Al-Adha, a holiday. The law does not permit executions during religious holidays
Dec.30   Madrid Madrid bomb shatters ETA cease-fire



Airstrike targeted al-Zawahiri Iran restarts uranium work Israelis storm Palestinian prison Iran 'advances uranium program' Main parties sign Darfur accord Fierce gunbattles Islamists claim Mogadishu victory   An Islamist militia has seized the capital, after weeks of fighting against an alliance of warlords backed by the US   U.S. airstrike kills al-Zarqawi   Al Qaeda in Iraq leader, the coalition's most wanted man in Iraq, was killed near Baquba Militants kill Israeli 2 soldiers. 1 seized Israeli troops move into Gaza North Korea tests long-range missile  North Korea also fired 5 shorter-range rockets. The closely watched long-range test failed within a minute   Hezbollah kidnapping prompts war




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2006
Jan.5  Sunni Triangle  At least 134 killed in attacks across Iraq
Jan.13   West Pakistan
Jan.19  Hungary  Slovak military plane crashes. 42 die
Feb.1  West Bank  Troops clash with Israeli settlers
Feb.2  Gaza  Gunmen shut EU office over cartoons
Feb.13   Iran
Feb.23  Baghdad  Curfew aims to curb violence
Feb.23  Manila  Army 'foils coup plot'
Mar.14   West Bank
Mar.16  Sunni Triangle  Military launches largest air assault
Mar.16  Iraq  U.S. probes 15 Iraqi civilian deaths
Mar.22  Basque  ETA declares permanent cease-fire
Apr.11   Iran
Apr.12  Chad  Rebels close in on capital
Apr.25  Sri Lanka  Bomb targets army chief
May.5   Nigeria
May.6  Southern Iraq  UK troops attacked after copter crash
May.25   East Timor
Jun.5   Somalia
Jun.8   Iraq
Jun.9  Gaza  Explosion shakes Hamas cease-fire
Jun.17  Baghdad  Insurgents captured U.S. soldiers
Jun.25   Gaza
Jun.27   Gaza
Jul.4   North Korea
Jul.12   Southern Lebanon
  Guerrillas killed 3 Israeli soldiers and captured 2 more, prompting airstrikes and military raids inside southern Lebanon
 Israel has launched air strikes on bridges and roads in southern Lebanon to stop Hezbollah moving the soldiers. Israeli cabinet endorsed a strong response against the militants
Jul.12   Beirut Israeli jets strike Beirut airport
Jul.13  Beirut  Israel imposes Lebanon blockade Jul.14  Southern Lebanon  4 Israelis missing after naval raid Jul.16  Beirut  Israel pounds Beirut after Haifa hit Jul.18  Lebanon  Westerners flee Lebanon Jul.18   Southern Lebanon Israeli troops enter southern Lebanon Jul.21  Israel  Israel calls up army reservists Jul.22   Southern Lebanon Thousands flee southern Lebanon Jul.22  Southern Lebanon  Israeli military seizes Maroun al-Ras Jul.24  Southern Lebanon  Israel takes aim at Hezbollah stronghold Jul.25   Southern Lebanon Israeli airstrike hits U.N. observer post Jul.26  Southern Lebanon  Nine Israeli soldiers killed Jul.30   Southern Lebanon Israeli air attack kills 28 civilians Aug.2  Israel  Hezbollah launches rocket onslaught Aug.4  Beirut  Israel's bombs cut off Beirut Aug.9  Southern Lebanon  Troops, tanks moved across border Aug.11   UN Security Council U.N. adopts Mideast deal Aug.14   Southern Lebanon   Israel-Hezbollah cease-fire in effect  A U.N.-brokered cease-fire took effect on the 34th day of fighting, although both sides launched final attacks Aug.16  Southern Lebanon  Lebanese troops deploy Aug.19  Lebanon  Israelis carried out raid in Bekaa Valley Sep.5  Tribal Areas  'Taleban' in peace deal Sep.13  NATO  NATO fails on Afghan troops plea Sep.19   Thailand Army chief leads coup while PM away Sep.21  Musharraf  'U.S. threatened to bomb us' Sep.30   Southern Lebanon Last Israeli soldier withdraws Oct.7   Moscow War critic writer murdered Oct.9   North Korea   North Korea claims nuclear test
  Official Korean Central News Agency: North Korea claimed it has performed a successful nuclear test
 South Korean officials confirmed that North Korea performed its first nuclear test. The apparent test was conducted at 10:36 a.m. in Hwaderi near Kilju city. China was given a 20-minute warning and in turn told the U.S., Japan and S. Korea. The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 4.2-magnitude quake in North Korea at 10:35 a.m., 385 kilometers northeast of the capital, Pyongyang
Oct.12   Paris French in Armenia 'genocide' row Oct.16   Sri Lanka Blast 'kills 90' sailors Oct.20  Washington  Bush holds Iraq strategy talks Oct.23  Iraq  October deadliest month for U.S. troops Oct.25   Berlin Skull scandal 'disgusts' Germany Oct.30   Tribal Areas 'Al Qaeda school' attack: 80 dead Nov.3   Gaza Gunmen flee in human shield Nov.8  Gaza  Israeli raid 'kills 19 civilians' Nov.8   Washington Bush replaces Rumsfeld by Gates Nov.16  Sudan  Sudan 'backs' Darfur force plan Nov.25   Gaza Palestinians, Israel agree to cease-fire Nov.26  Jordan  King warns of civil wars Dec.4  Fiji  Military 'takes control of Fiji' Dec.6   Washington Iraq Study Group: Situation grave Dec.21  Somalia  Somalis 'at war' with Ethiopia Dec.24  Southern Iraq  UK troops storm Iraqi police HQ Dec.27   Somalia Islamists withdraw from Mogadishu



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2006 Jan.1  Turkey  Bird flu suspect dies Jan.2   Bavaria Rink collapse kills 15
Jan.3  USA  Only one miner reported alive Jan.3  Indonesia  Java village buried by landslide Jan.5   Mecca 76 dead in Mecca hotel collapse Jan.8  Turkey  Three new bird flu cases Jan.12   Mecca Hajj stampede kills at least 345   People have been killed during a symbolic stoning ritual at the annual pilgrimage near Mecca Jan.19  Hungary  Slovak military plane crashes. 42 die Jan.28   Poland Hall collapse traps many. 66 died Feb.3   Egypt Ship with 1,400 sinks in Red Sea  An aging passenger ferry loaded to near capacity with dozens of vehicles sank. 100 survivors had been rescued Feb.11   Italy Deadly bird flu spreads in Europe Feb.12  Texas  Cheney shoots man in hunt error Feb.16   Philippines Mud wipes out village, 1,000 dead Feb.19   Mexico Blast traps 66 in mine Feb.23  Moscow  64 dead in roof collapse Feb.25  Mexico  Mine missing declared dead Mar.30  Bahrain  Ferry sinks carrying 150 people Apr.15  Serbia  Swollen Danube threatens Balkans May.2   Sochi Jet lost over Russia, 113 on board May.6  Southern Iraq  UK troops attacked after copter crash May.8  Australia  Trapped miners rescued May.12  Nigeria  Oil pipeline explosion kills up to 200 May.12   Indonesia Red alert for volcano Mount Merapi May.21  China  Flooding traps 57 in mine May.27   Indonesia Java quake kills 6,000 Map of Yogyakarta Indonesia
  20,000 people have been hurt and 200,000 left homeless. The quake hit at 0554 local time.    The quake, measuring 6.3, is hitting a densely-populated area on the southern coast. People fled as their homes collapsed around them. Electrici...
Jul.3  Spain  Subway crash: 41 dead Jul.9  Siberia  122 dead in airline crash Jul.17   Indonesia 650 dead as quake triggers tsunami Aug.22   Donbass Russia airliner with 170 aboard crashes Aug.27  Kentucky  49 dead in plane crash Sep.4   Australia 'Croc Hunter' died in stingray attack  Steve Irwin enthralled audiences around the world with his wildlife adventures Sep.22  West Germany  Magnetic train crashes Sep.29   Amazon Plane lost over Amazon Oct.29  Nigeria  Sultan among crash dead Oct.30  London  Warming 'may cause economic chaos' Nov.22  Poland  No survivors in mine blast Dec.1  Philippines  Typhoon kills 388 Dec.26   Nigeria Pipeline explosion kills at least 260 Dec.29   Indonesia Ship 'sinks in storm'. 600 missing   A ferry carrying around 850 passengers was travelling from Semarang in Central Java to the port of Kumai in Kalimantan



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2006 Feb.10   Turin Torino Olympics open in spectacular style
Jul.1  West Germany  Vintage France beat holders Brazil Jul.4  Ruhr  Late double puts Italy into final Jul.9   Berlin   Italy wins World Cup over France  Italy wins by penalties, 5-3: .Zidane scores on 7 min. Materazzi atones for giving away the penalty. Zidane red-carded Jul.27  France  Landis gives positive drugs test



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2006 Jan.1   Ukraine Russia cuts gas supplies  Russia has begun shutting off a pipeline after last-ditch talks failed to settle a price dispute Jan.3  Russia  Russia, Ukraine reach natural gas deal Apr.21  New York  Oil breaks through record $75 Apr.29  Cuba  Leftist trio seals Americas pact May.1  Bolivia  Gas under state control May.12  Nigeria  Oil pipeline explosion kills up to 200 May.20  China  Three Gorges dam wall complete Jul.13   USA Record oil price of $78.40 per barrel
Jul.24  Switzerland  WTO global trade talks collapse Aug.9   London 'Plot to blow up planes' foiled  Scotland Yard: A plot to blow up planes in mid-flight from the UK to the US has been disrupted Oct.14   UN Security Council U.N. slaps sanctions on North Korea   The Council voted unanimously to slap trade, travel and other sanctions Oct.16   Malawi Madonna baby flies out of Malawi Oct.22  Panama  Voters approve $5 billion Canal overhaul Oct.30  London  Warming 'may cause economic chaos' Dec.26   Nigeria Pipeline explosion kills at least 260



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2006 Jan.12  Turkey  Man who shot pope freed Jan.13   West Pakistan Airstrike targeted al-Zawahiri
Jan.19  Qatar  'Bin Laden' audio tape broadcast Feb.4   Syria   Danish, Norwegian embassies ablaze
  Hundreds of Syrian demonstrators stormed the Danish Embassy in Damascus and set fire to the building in protest at the cartoons
 Protesters scaled the Danish mission amid chants of 'God is great', before moving on to attack the Norwegian site. Denmark and Norway urged their citizens to leave and condemned Syria for failing international obligations. Palestinians protest in Gaza and the West Bank
Feb.21   Sunni Triangle Blast damages Shia shrine   A bomb attack has damaged one of the Muslim world's holiest shrines, sparking demonstrations outside Feb.22   England Robbers take $44M to $88M in heist   Authorities in Kent have appealed to the public for help in solving the armed robbery of a security company Mar.7  India  Rail, temple blasts kill 14 Mar.10  Iraq  FBI: Body of U.S. hostage found Mar.11   Hague   Milosevic found dead in cell
Map of Hague
  Former Yugoslav President has been found dead in Hague where he was being tried on war crimes charges.    He was 64. Milosevic was found dead for several hours. He rose to the top of Yugoslav politics in the 1980. Elected Serbian president in...
Mar.14  Baghdad  More than 80 dead in reprisal killings Mar.16  Iraq  U.S. probes 15 Iraqi civilian deaths Mar.18   Paris Labor law protests turn violent Mar.21  Afghanistan  Convert 'faces execution' Apr.7  Baghdad  80 killed in mosque attack Apr.12  Washington  Jurors hear Flight 93 cockpit tape Apr.17  Tel Aviv  Suicide bomber kills 8 Apr.24   Egypt Three bombs rip through resort Apr.25  Sri Lanka  Bomb targets army chief May.3  Washington  Jury spares 9/11 plotter Moussaoui May.8   Johannesburg Zuma acquitted in rape case May.10  Baghdad  Killings top 1,000 in April May.14   Sao Paulo Gang attacks leave 52 dead  A powerful criminal gang launched a wave of attacks against police stations and uprisings in jails across the state May.16  Washington  US releases 9/11 Pentagon video May.17  Turkey  Judge dies in court attack Jun.3  Toronto  Toronto terror plot foiled Jun.8   Iraq   U.S. airstrike kills al-Zarqawi   Al Qaeda in Iraq leader, the coalition's most wanted man in Iraq, was killed near Baquba Jun.11   Guantanamo Suicides spur criticism Jun.17  Baghdad  Insurgents captured U.S. soldiers Jun.22  Miami  Seven arrests over 'Chicago plot' Jun.25  Iraq  Al Qaeda group killed 4 Russian hostages Jul.1  Sadr City  Car bomb slaughter 62 at market Jul.11   Mumbai 200 killed in train blasts  7 explosions on crowded rush-hour commuter trains in the Indian financial capital Jul.12   Southern Lebanon   Hezbollah kidnapping prompts war
  Guerrillas killed 3 Israeli soldiers and captured 2 more, prompting airstrikes and military raids inside southern Lebanon
 Israel has launched air strikes on bridges and roads in southern Lebanon to stop Hezbollah moving the soldiers. Israeli cabinet endorsed a strong response against the militants
Jul.27  Arab Countries  Al-Qaeda 'to avenge Israel deeds' Aug.9   London 'Plot to blow up planes' foiled  Scotland Yard: A plot to blow up planes in mid-flight from the UK to the US has been disrupted Aug.16  Thailand  Man detained over JonBenet death Aug.23  Austria  Girl 'found' after years Aug.30  Iraq  At least 47 dead, 100 injured in bombings Sep.12  Syria  U.S. Embassy attack foiled Sep.23  Baghdad  Bomb kills 35 as they shop for Ramadan Sep.23  Paris  Probe into 'Bin Laden death' leak Sep.29   Georgia Russian officers on spying charge
Oct.2  Pennsylvania  Fatal shooting at Amish school Oct.7   Moscow War critic writer murdered Oct.10  Baghdad  110 bullet-riddled bodies found Oct.15   Jerusalem Police back Katsav rape charges Oct.27  Mexico  Shootouts kill journalist Nov.5   Baghdad   Saddam Hussein sentenced to death   The former Iraqi leader has been convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to death by hanging Nov.14   Baghdad Gunmen grab up to 100 from institute Nov.21   Beirut Christian politician Gemayel killed Nov.23   Sadr City More than 200 killed in Sadr City Nov.23   London   Poisoned former KGB spy dies
  Alexander Litvinenko, the longtime critic of the Russian government, died in a hospital 3 weeks after his suspected poisoning.    The doctors unable to determine the cause of his illness. Litvinenko and his friends blamed Russian government for his sudden illness. Kremlin have denied any role in...
Dec.11  Gaza  Gunmen kill school children Dec.12   England 5 prostitutes killed Dec.14  London  Diana: No murder, no pregnancy Dec.19  Libya  HIV medics condemned to death Dec.29   Baghdad   Saddam Hussein hanged
  The celebrations broke out after Hussein was dead. There was dancing around the body. The execution was videotaped
 He was convicted of killings in the town of Dujail 25 years ago. U.S. district judge refused a request to stay the execution. Hussein executed before Eid Al-Adha, a holiday. The law does not permit executions during religious holidays
Dec.30   Madrid Madrid bomb shatters ETA cease-fire



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2006 Jan.3  Russia  Russia, Ukraine reach natural gas deal Jan.4   Jerusalem   Sharon fights for life after stroke
  Prime Minister was suffering what his doctor called a 'significant' stroke. His powers were transferred to Ehud Olmert.    Doctors diagnosed a cerebral hemorrhage, or bleeding from a blood vessel in the brain. Sharon underwent 6 hours of...
Jan.15   Chile Bachelet wins presidency Jan.21  Nepal  200 arrested in protests Jan.21  Kosovo  President Rugova dies at 61 Jan.23  Canada  Conservative Harper leads in vote Jan.26   West Bank   Hamas won elections
  Hamas and Fatah supporters scuffled outside the Palestinian parliament building.    Hamas has operated a network of social and charitable organizations for Palestinians. Mahmoud Abbas urged Hamas to keep negotiatio...
Jan.27  Gaza  Fatah defeat sparks protest Feb.1  West Bank  Troops clash with Israeli settlers Feb.4  UN Security Council  Iran reported to Security Council Feb.4   Syria   Danish, Norwegian embassies ablaze
  Hundreds of Syrian demonstrators stormed the Danish Embassy in Damascus and set fire to the building in protest at the cartoons
 Protesters scaled the Danish mission amid chants of 'God is great', before moving on to attack the Norwegian site. Denmark and Norway urged their citizens to leave and condemned Syria for failing international obligations. Palestinians protest in Gaza and the West Bank
Feb.6  Afghanistan  Cartoon protests turn deadly Feb.15  Haiti  Accord names Preval winner Feb.19  Pakistan  Arrests, tear gas halt cartoon protests Feb.21  Washington  Bush faces pressure to block port deal Mar.2   New Delhi India, U.S. agree to nuclear pact Mar.3   Moscow Hamas visits Moscow Mar.5  Thailand  Thousands rally against PM Mar.11   Hague   Milosevic found dead in cell Map of Hague
  Former Yugoslav President has been found dead in Hague where he was being tried on war crimes charges.    He was 64. Milosevic was found dead for several hours. He rose to the top of Yugoslav politics in the 1980. Elected Serbian president in...
Mar.18   Paris Labor law protests turn violent Mar.18  Serbia  Milosevic buried in his home town Mar.19  Belarus  Landslide win for Lukashenko Mar.21  Afghanistan  Convert 'faces execution' Mar.28   Jerusalem Kadima wins at polls Mar.29   Nigeria Taylor on flight back to Liberia Apr.3  Thailand  Thaksin claims Thai election win Apr.8  Nepal  Police fire on protesters Apr.10  Paris  France to replace youth job law Apr.11   Iran Iran 'advances uranium program' Apr.11   Rome Prodi hails Italy poll 'victory' Apr.15  Nepal  Police attack media protest Apr.24   Nepal King agreed to reinstate parliament Apr.28   UN Security Council Iran 'fails to heed nuclear call' Apr.29  Cuba  Leftist trio seals Americas pact May.1  Chicago  Immigrants stage boycott day May.5   Nigeria Main parties sign Darfur accord May.9  Washington  Ahmadinejad letter attacks Bush May.20   Baghdad Parliament approves Cabinet May.21   Montenegro Montenegro quits Serbia  Voters in Montenegro decided narrowly to sever the union with Serbia: 55.5% of the more than 410,000 voters May.31  Basra  Basra: State of emergency declared May.31  Washington  US to join Iran talks Jun.4  Peru  Peruvians elect Garcia president Jun.5  Palestine  Abbas pushes for statehood poll Jun.6  European Union  Europe 'connived in CIA flights' Jun.13  Baghdad  Bush makes surprise visit Jul.4  Florida  Discovery space shuttle blasted-off Jul.6  Mexico  Calderon wins disputed vote Jul.8   Mexico Thousands protest election results  Thousands of defiant supporters of leftist Lopez Obrador took to the streets to overturn his narrow defeat Jul.15  UN Security Council  Sec. Council votes for N. Korea sanctions Jul.16  St. Petersburg  G8 split on nuclear energy, climate change Jul.24  Switzerland  WTO global trade talks collapse Jul.29  Congo  Congo goes to polls first time in decades Jul.31   Cuba   Castro hands power to brother  President Fidel Castro was undergoing a surgery and provisionally handed over power to his younger brother Raul Aug.11   UN Security Council U.N. adopts Mideast deal Aug.22  UN  Iran hands U.N. nuclear response Aug.24   Czech Republic Pluto loses status as a planet  International Astronomical Union's (IAU) general assembly voted to strip Pluto of its status as a planet Aug.31  Iran  Sanctions loom, Iran keeps enriching Sep.1  Mexico  Leftist lawmakers muzzle President Fox Sep.5  Tribal Areas  'Taleban' in peace deal Sep.5   Japan Princess gives birth to boy Sep.5  Mexico  Judge: Calderon to lead Mexico Sep.6  Washington  Bush admits to CIA secret prisons Sep.7   London Blair: I will resign within a year Sep.9  Florida  Space shuttle Atlantis blasts off Sep.11   Manhattan US remembers 9/11 five years on Sep.14   Arab Countries   Muslims blast pope's Islam speech  Muslim leaders have condemned Benedict over comments he made about Islam in Germany and demanded he apologize Sep.18   Hungary Budapest hit by wave of violence Sep.19   Thailand Army chief leads coup while PM away Sep.21  Musharraf  'U.S. threatened to bomb us' Sep.23  Paris  Probe into 'Bin Laden death' leak Sep.25   Japan Abe elected as new premier Sep.26  European Union  Bulgaria, Romania for EU on Jan. 1 Sep.29   Georgia Russian officers on spying charge Oct.3  North Korea  North Korea said will conduct nuclear test Oct.7   Moscow War critic writer murdered Oct.9  UN Security Council  S Korean proposed as new UN chief Oct.9  UN Security Council  Outcry at N Korea 'nuclear test' Oct.12   Paris French in Armenia 'genocide' row Oct.13   UN Gen. Assembly   South Korean named U.N. leader  The General Assembly has appointed S. Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon to serve as the next secretary-general Oct.14   UN Security Council U.N. slaps sanctions on North Korea   The Council voted unanimously to slap trade, travel and other sanctions Oct.15   Jerusalem Police back Katsav rape charges Oct.20  Washington  Bush holds Iraq strategy talks Oct.22  Sudan  Sudan expels U.N. envoy for blog Oct.22  Panama  Voters approve $5 billion Canal overhaul Oct.26  Washington  Bush signs Mexico fence into law Oct.27  Mexico  Shootouts kill journalist Oct.29   Brazil President Lula re-elected Oct.31  South Africa  Botha, bastion of white rule, dies Nov.1  UN Security Council  Venezuela, Guatemala quit race Nov.5  Turkey  Ex-PM Ecevit dies at 81 Nov.7   Nicaragua Ortega wins presidency Nov.7   USA   Democrats seize control of House
  The Dems has won control of the House of Representatives in the mid-term elections. Senate hangs on 2 races.    The Democrats had picked up the 15 seats needed to wrest power. The Democratic Party focused on voters' anger over the Iraq, while the Republicans ...
Nov.8   Washington Bush replaces Rumsfeld by Gates
Nov.13  Gaza  Shabir to lead Palestinian government Nov.15  Congo  Kabila named winner of vote Nov.16  Sudan  Sudan 'backs' Darfur force plan Nov.17  Netherlands  Netherlands to propose burqa ban Nov.25   Gaza Palestinians, Israel agree to cease-fire Nov.26  Istanbul  Turkish protests at Pope's visit Nov.26  Ecuador  Correa claims victory Nov.26  Jordan  King warns of civil wars Nov.28  Cuba  Castro misses birthday ceremony Nov.30   Istanbul Pope visits mosque Dec.1   Beirut Huge rally demands PM quit Dec.1  Mexico  Fracas mars inauguration Dec.3   Venezuela Chavez wins by wide margin Dec.6   Washington Iraq Study Group: Situation grave Dec.10   Chile   General Pinochet dead Map of Santiago Chile
  Chilean TV reports: The 91-year-old former military leader Augusto Pinochet has died at a Santiago military hospital.    Augusto Pinochet was in power from 1973-90 after overthrowing the government when 3,000 people were killed or disappeared. Supporte...
Dec.14  London  Diana: No murder, no pregnancy Dec.16  West Bank  President Abbas calls for early elections Dec.17  Iran  Reformist Rafsanjani regains influence Dec.19  Libya  HIV medics condemned to death Dec.20  Turkmenistan  President Niyazov dies aged 66 Dec.23   UN Security Council Security Council approves Iran sanctions   The Council voted unanimously to impose sanctions for refusing to suspend uranium enrichment Dec.26   Southern California Gerald Ford dies