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B. 01-01 Mob burns Kenyans cowering in church Eldoret, Kenya
C. 01-24 Rogue trader to cost SocGen $7bn Paris
D. 04-03 Police entered YFZ compound Eldorado, Texas
E. 04-07 Princess Diana 'unlawfully killed' London
F. 04-27 Captive woman had 7 children by father Amstetten, Austria
G. 06-13 Taliban jail raid frees hundreds Kandahar
H. 07-02 Bulldozer terrorist kills 3 in rampage Jerusalem
07-02 Betancourt rescued from FARC Colombia
9. 07-14 President charged with genocide Sudan

Summary.     Click for More > President charged with genocide   Bosnia war criminal Karadzic arrested
Mob burns Kenyans cowering in church Rogue trader to cost SocGen $7bn   Bank Societe Generale as uncovered 'massive' fraud by a trader which resulted in a loss of 4.9bn euros Police entered YFZ compound Princess Diana 'unlawfully killed'   Captive woman had 7 children by father   Police believe a 73-year-old man held his daughter captive in his cellar for the past two decades and had seven children with her Taliban jail raid frees hundreds Bulldozer terrorist kills 3 in rampage   Betancourt rescued from FARC
Jan.1   Kenya
 Sudan  Gunman kills U.S. diplomat, driver
Jan.7  UN Tribunal  Taylor war crimes trial resumes
Jan.10  Venezuela  Freed hostages reunited with families
Jan.13  South Africa  Scandal-hit Interpol chief quits
Jan.14  Kabul  Taliban attack luxury hotel
Jan.16  Antarctica  Whalers accused of kidnapping activists
Jan.24   Paris
Jan.28  Kenya  Gangs face off in tribal violence
Jan.29  New Delhi  Police broken organ-trafficking scheme
Feb.1  Baghdad  Female bombers kill 64 at markets
Feb.10  East Timor  President Ramos-Horta shot at home
Feb.13  Syria  Blast kills top Hezbollah commander
Feb.16  Kandahar  At least 80 people killed in blast
Feb.19  Japan  Marine suspected of rape
Mar.6  Thailand  Thailand holds Russian 'top arms dealer'
 Jerusalem  Gunman opens fire in Jewish seminary
 Baghdad  Pair of bombs kills 53
Mar.13  Mosul  Archbishop death condemned
Mar.17  Iraq  Female suicide bomber kills 65
Mar.19  Osama bin Laden  bin Laden message condemns Europe
Mar.24  Pakistan  Judges freed by new PM
Mar.31  London  Duke 'did not order Diana death'
 Chad  Aid workers free after Chad pardon
Apr.1  Paris  Sarkozy pleads for Colombian hostage
Apr.2  Ireland  PM to quit over payments scandal
Apr.3   Texas
Apr.7   London
Apr.8  Haiti  Rioters storm presidential palace
Apr.21  Indonesia  Court sentences key militant
Apr.26  Kabul  President flees ceremony attack
Apr.27   Austria
May.8  Jerusalem  Olmert faces new corruption probe
May.13  India  Serial bomb blasts leave 60 dead
May.26  Ethiopia  Court sentences Mengistu to death
Jun.2  Pakistan  Car bomb blasts Danish embassy
Jun.5  Guantanamo  9/11 suspects on trial
Jun.7  Tokyo  Tokyo man goes on stabbing spree
Jun.12  U.S. Supreme Court  Major Guantanamo setback for Bush
Jun.13   Kandahar
Jun.17  Baghdad  Car bomb kills at least 51 Iraqis
Jul.2   Jerusalem
  Colombia
  In a secret operation the Colombian military infiltrated rebel group and deceived its members into giving up 15 hostages.    Along with French-Colombian politician, 3 American contractors and 11 other hostages who were Colombian police were rescued. Appearing h...
Jul.11  Sudan  Sudanese president may be charged
Jul.14   Sudan
Jul.15  Malaysia  Anwar Ibrahim arrested
Jul.18  Sydney  Pope sorry for 'evil' of clergy sex abuse
Jul.21   Serbia
  U.N. war crimes tribunal: Former Bosnian Serb president has been arrested after more than a decade in hiding.    Radovan Karadzic, 63, accused of masterminding ethnic cleansing deportations and killings of Bosnian Muslims and Croats. Karadzic was the Bosnian Serb political l...
Jul.26  Gujarat  Deadly blasts strike Ahmedabad Jul.27  Tehran  29 convicts executed  Istanbul  Two blasts killing 13 Jul.31  Netherlands  Karadzic appears in war crimes court Aug.1   Washington US anthrax 'suspect' found dead Aug.6  Guantanamo  Bin Laden ex-driver found guilty Aug.13  Eastern Afghanistan  4 aid workers killed Aug.21  Pakistan  Bombers hit arms factory Aug.26  Libya  Sudanese plane hijacked in Darfur Sep.10  Lebanon  Lawmaker killed in blast Sep.12  South Africa  Judge throws out Zuma charges Sep.13  New Delhi  Delhi shopping areas hit by bombs Sep.17  Yemen  Al Qaeda blamed for U.S. Embassy attack Sep.20  Pakistan  Deadly blast targets Marriott Hotel Sep.23   Finland School gunman kills nine Sep.25   Somalia   Pirates seize ship carrying tanks  Ukraine: The ministry says Ukrainian-operated Faina was sailing with 21 people on board under the Belize flag, operated by Ukrainian company Sep.29  Egypt  Kidnapped European tourists freed Oct.3  Nevada  Jury finds O.J. Simpson guilty of all counts Oct.7  Guantanamo  Chinese Muslims ordered freed from Gitmo Oct.11  Washington  U.S. takes North Korea off terror list Nov.8  Indonesia  Indonesia 'executes' Bali bombers Nov.17   Somalia Hijacked oil tanker nears Somalia Nov.19  Somalia  Pirate 'mother ship' left in flames Nov.26   Mumbai   Scores killed in rampage
  In a brazen series of coordinated attacks, gunmen struck 10 sites across the city, killing scores of people and taking hostages in 2 luxury hotels
 87 reported killed and another 185 wounded that day. (Later reported At least 188 people were killed and at least 293 were injured in the attacks). 9 attackers killed. Fighting was reported in the Taj Mahal Hotel, the Hotel Oberoi and Colaba Market
Nov.28  Mumbai  Chaos at Jewish center and hotel  Mumbai  Police declare Mumbai siege over Dec.1  USA  U.S. warned India of maritime attack Dec.5  Washington  5 Blackwater guards charged in deaths Dec.6   Athens Police shooting sparks riot  Riots have broken out in several cities after police shot dead a teenager in Athens. Youths threw petrol bombs, burned cars Dec.8  Guantanamo  Top 9/11 suspects to plead guilty Dec.9   Chicago Illinois governor seized in probe  Rio de Janeiro  Protesters: 9,000 disappeared in 2 years Dec.11  Pakistan  Pakistan moves on Mumbai accused Dec.13   New York Top investors 'hit by $50bn con' Dec.18  Tanzania  Trio found guilty of Rwandan genocide  Gaza  Hamas declares Israel truce over



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Middle East
Gunman kills U.S. diplomat, driver
Blast kills top Hezbollah commander
Gunman opens fire in Jewish seminary
Olmert faces new corruption probe
Bulldozer terrorist kills 3 in rampage
President charged with genocide
Kidnapped European tourists freed
Hamas declares Israel truce over
Gunman kills U.S. diplomat, driver
Female bombers kill 64 at markets
Blast kills top Hezbollah commander
Gunman opens fire in Jewish seminary
Bulldozer terrorist kills 3 in rampage
Hamas declares Israel truce over
President charged with genocide
Hamas declares Israel truce over
President charged with genocide
Female bombers kill 64 at markets
Blast kills top Hezbollah commander
Gunman opens fire in Jewish seminary
Pair of bombs kills 53
Arab Countries
Gunman kills U.S. diplomat, driver
Blast kills top Hezbollah commander
Aid workers free after Chad pardon
President charged with genocide
Pirates seize ship carrying tanks
Kidnapped European tourists freed
Hijacked oil tanker nears Somalia
Hamas declares Israel truce over
Gunman kills U.S. diplomat, driver
Female bombers kill 64 at markets
Blast kills top Hezbollah commander
Pair of bombs kills 53
Hamas declares Israel truce over
President charged with genocide
Pirates seize ship carrying tanks
Hamas declares Israel truce over
Aid workers free after Chad pardon
President charged with genocide
Female bombers kill 64 at markets
Blast kills top Hezbollah commander
Pair of bombs kills 53
Female suicide bomber kills 65
South Asia
Taliban attack luxury hotel
President flees ceremony attack
Taliban jail raid frees hundreds
Deadly blast targets Marriott Hotel
Scores killed in rampage
Chaos at Jewish center and hotel
Taliban attack luxury hotel
President flees ceremony attack
Deadly blast targets Marriott Hotel
Scores killed in rampage
Chaos at Jewish center and hotel
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Judges freed by new PM
At least 80 people killed in blast
President flees ceremony attack
Deadly blast targets Marriott Hotel
Europe
Rogue trader to cost SocGen $7bn
Princess Diana 'unlawfully killed'
Captive woman had 7 children by father
Bosnia war criminal Karadzic arrested
Police shooting sparks riot
Two blasts killing 13
Taylor war crimes trial resumes
Bosnia war criminal Karadzic arrested
Taylor war crimes trial resumes
Two blasts killing 13
USA
Police entered YFZ compound
9/11 suspects on trial
US anthrax 'suspect' found dead
Illinois governor seized in probe
Top investors 'hit by $50bn con'
9/11 suspects on trial
US anthrax 'suspect' found dead
Bin Laden ex-driver found guilty
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9/11 suspects on trial
Bin Laden ex-driver found guilty
Chinese Muslims ordered freed from Gitmo
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Africa
Mob burns Kenyans cowering in church
Gangs face off in tribal violence
Aid workers free after Chad pardon
Judge throws out Zuma charges
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Trio found guilty of Rwandan genocide
Aid workers free after Chad pardon
Judge throws out Zuma charges
Trio found guilty of Rwandan genocide
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Latin America
9/11 suspects on trial
Betancourt rescued from FARC
Bin Laden ex-driver found guilty
Chinese Muslims ordered freed from Gitmo
9/11 suspects on trial
Bin Laden ex-driver found guilty
Betancourt rescued from FARC
9/11 suspects on trial
Bin Laden ex-driver found guilty
Chinese Muslims ordered freed from Gitmo
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East Africa
Mob burns Kenyans cowering in church
Gangs face off in tribal violence
Pirates seize ship carrying tanks
Hijacked oil tanker nears Somalia
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Pirates seize ship carrying tanks
Trio found guilty of Rwandan genocide
Trio found guilty of Rwandan genocide
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North America
Police entered YFZ compound
US anthrax 'suspect' found dead
Illinois governor seized in probe
US anthrax 'suspect' found dead
U.S. takes North Korea off terror list
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European Union
Rogue trader to cost SocGen $7bn
Princess Diana 'unlawfully killed'
Captive woman had 7 children by father
Police shooting sparks riot
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Afghanistan
Taliban attack luxury hotel
President flees ceremony attack
Taliban jail raid frees hundreds
Taliban attack luxury hotel
President flees ceremony attack
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At least 80 people killed in blast
President flees ceremony attack
Iraq
Female bombers kill 64 at markets
Pair of bombs kills 53
Archbishop death condemned
Female bombers kill 64 at markets
Pair of bombs kills 53
Archbishop death condemned
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Pair of bombs kills 53
India
Scores killed in rampage
Chaos at Jewish center and hotel
Scores killed in rampage
Chaos at Jewish center and hotel
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East Asia
President Ramos-Horta shot at home
Marine suspected of rape
Indonesia 'executes' Bali bombers
Indonesia 'executes' Bali bombers
Marine suspected of rape
Thailand holds Russian 'top arms dealer'
Indonesia 'executes' Bali bombers
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Israel
Gunman opens fire in Jewish seminary
Olmert faces new corruption probe
Bulldozer terrorist kills 3 in rampage
Gunman opens fire in Jewish seminary
Bulldozer terrorist kills 3 in rampage
Hamas declares Israel truce over
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Mumbai
Scores killed in rampage
Chaos at Jewish center and hotel
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Chaos at Jewish center and hotel
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North Africa
President charged with genocide
Kidnapped European tourists freed
Gunman kills U.S. diplomat, driver
President charged with genocide
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Southeast Asia
President Ramos-Horta shot at home
Indonesia 'executes' Bali bombers
Indonesia 'executes' Bali bombers
Thailand holds Russian 'top arms dealer'
Indonesia 'executes' Bali bombers
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Jerusalem
Gunman opens fire in Jewish seminary
Bulldozer terrorist kills 3 in rampage
Gunman opens fire in Jewish seminary
Bulldozer terrorist kills 3 in rampage
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Gunman opens fire in Jewish seminary
Guantanamo
9/11 suspects on trial
Bin Laden ex-driver found guilty
9/11 suspects on trial
Bin Laden ex-driver found guilty
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9/11 suspects on trial
Bin Laden ex-driver found guilty
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South America
Betancourt rescued from FARC
Protesters: 9,000 disappeared in 2 years
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Mob burns Kenyans cowering in church Map of Eldoret Kenya


January 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1   Kenya
  A mob set fire to a church where Kenyans were seeking refuge from post-election violence, searing many and leaving others as heaps of ash.    The mob set fire to the church in Eldoret where many people from President Kibaki's Kikuyu tr...
  Sudan Gunman kills U.S. diplomat, driver  Sri Lanka  Deadly bomb blast strikes Colombo Jan.2  Beijing  China to expand lethal injections Jan.7   UN Tribunal Taylor war crimes trial resumes Jan.10   Venezuela   Freed hostages reunited with families   2 hostages freed by Colombian rebels have landed in Caracas, where their friends and family carrying flowers clapped and embraced them Jan.13   South Africa Scandal-hit Interpol chief quits  Colombia  Freed hostage sees son Jan.14   Kabul     Taliban attack luxury hotel   The Taliban say 4 of their fighters have attacked the luxury Serena hotel, popular with foreign visitors Jan.15  Sri Lanka  Blast hits bus, kills 23 Jan.16   Antarctica Whalers accused of kidnapping activists Jan.24   Paris Rogue trader to cost SocGen $7bn
  Bank Societe Generale as uncovered 'massive' fraud by a trader which resulted in a loss of 4.9bn euros
Jan.26  Gaza  'Dozens hurt' in Gaza border clashes Jan.27  Kenya  Tribal hatred fuels more violence Jan.28   Kenya   Gangs face off in tribal violence   Hundreds of people from rival tribes confronted each other on a main road in Naivasha as tensions remained high in the Rift Valley town Jan.29   New Delhi Police broken organ-trafficking scheme


February 2008 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1   Baghdad Female bombers kill 64 at markets
Feb.8  Pakistan  Scotland Yard: 'Blast killed Bhutto' Feb.10  Peshawar  Blast toll rises to 27   East Timor   President Ramos-Horta shot at home   Jose Ramos-Horta is undergoing emergency surgery after his house in the capital came under attack. He was shot in the stomach during the sho... Feb.11  Washington  US 'to charge six 9/11 suspects'  Guantanamo  6 Gitmo detainees to face trial for 9/11 Feb.13   Syria   Blast kills top Hezbollah commander   Imad Mughniyeh, suspected in some of the deadliest terrorist attacks of the last 25 years, has been killed in Syria Feb.16  West Pakistan  Car bomb kills 37 ahead of vote   Kandahar At least 80 people killed in blast Feb.19   Japan Marine suspected of rape Feb.24  Iraq  Bombers, gunmen attack Shiite pilgrimage

March 2008 ... more > Top ^
Mar.6   Thailand Thailand holds Russian 'top arms dealer'
  Jerusalem Gunman opens fire in Jewish seminary   Palestinian gunman infiltrated Mercaz Harav in West Jerusalem in the Kiryat Moshe quarter and opened fire. He was shot dead by an Israeli army...   Baghdad Pair of bombs kills 53 Mar.10  New York  Scandal-hit governor 'sorry'  Pakistan  Three suicide blasts kill 29 Mar.13   Mosul Archbishop death condemned Mar.17   Iraq Female suicide bomber kills 65 Mar.19   Osama bin Laden bin Laden message condemns Europe Mar.24   Pakistan Judges freed by new PM  Deposed chief justice made his first public appearance in 4 months after Yousaf Raza Gilani vowed to release all judges held since last year Mar.31   London Duke 'did not order Diana death'   Chad   Aid workers free after Chad pardon  6 French aid workers convicted of plotting to kidnap African children for adoption in Europe have been released from prison

April 2008 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1   Paris Sarkozy pleads for Colombian hostage
Apr.2   Ireland PM to quit over payments scandal Apr.3   Texas Police entered YFZ compound Map of Eldorado Texas
  Texas law enforcement entered the compound following allegations of physical and sexual abuse of a 16-year-old girl.    On April 8, 533 women and children had bee...
Apr.5  Sri Lanka  Blast kills highways minister Apr.7   London   Princess Diana 'unlawfully killed'
  The inquest jury: Diana and Dodi Al Fayed were unlawfully killed due to the gross negligence of driver Henri Paul and the paparazzi.    Paul's drink-driving and a lack of seatbelts contributed to their ...
Apr.8   Haiti Rioters storm presidential palace
Apr.15  Iraq  Bombings kill at least 60 Apr.16  Washington  Pope attacks US sex abuse record Apr.21   Indonesia Court sentences key militant Apr.22  Egypt  al-Zawahiri: Attacks on West works Apr.25  NW Pakistan  Blast ends lull in violence Apr.26   Kabul   President flees ceremony attack   Hamid Karzai and other quickly scrambled toward safety when the sound of gunfire and explosions interrupted a military ceremony Apr.27   Austria   Captive woman had 7 children by father
Map of Amstetten Austria
  Police believe a 73-year-old man held his daughter captive in his cellar for the past two decades and had seven children with her
 The existence of the woman, missing since 1984 and now 42, emerged apparently after a teenage child fell ill and had to be taken to hospital.
Apr.28  Austria  'House of Horrors' father confesses Apr.29  Austria  DNA: Captor fathered daughter's children

May 2008 ... more > Top ^
May.4  Baghdad  Iraq First Lady survives bombing May.8   Jerusalem   Olmert faces new corruption probe  Prime Minister is suspected of illicitly accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars before becoming PM May.13   India Serial bomb blasts leave 60 dead
May.20  South Africa  Thousands flee violence May.26   Ethiopia Court sentences Mengistu to death May.28  France  Life sentence for French killer

June 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jun.2   Pakistan Car bomb blasts Danish embassy
Jun.5   Guantanamo 9/11 suspects on trial  Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, and 4 other key suspects are appearing at a military tribunal Jun.7   Tokyo Tokyo man goes on stabbing spree Jun.10  Austria  Cellar daughter conscious Jun.11  Southern Afghanistan  Afghans seize 'largest drug haul' Jun.12   U.S. Supreme Court Major Guantanamo setback for Bush Jun.13   Kandahar   Taliban jail raid frees hundreds Map of Kandahar Afghanistan
  About 340 Militants attacked a main prison in Kandahar province, blowing its entrance open and allowing a large number of inmates to escape.    Afghan security forces hunt for hundreds of prisoners who escaped from a jail after Tal...
Jun.17   Baghdad Car bomb kills at least 51 Iraqis  USA  Senior officer cleared in Haditha deaths Jun.19  UN Security Council  UN classifies rape a 'war tactic' Jun.25  Saudi Arabia  Hundreds held in Saudi terror swoop

July 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jul.2   Jerusalem   Bulldozer terrorist kills 3 in rampage
  30-year-old Palestinian resident rammed his bulldozer into several cars and buses, killing 3 people before Israeli police shot him dead.    Dozens of people were hurt, at least 7 critically, in the rampage on Jaffa Road. The m...
  Colombia   Betancourt rescued from FARC
  In a secret operation the Colombian military infiltrated rebel group and deceived its members into giving up 15 hostages
 Along with French-Colombian politician, 3 American contractors and 11 other hostages who were Colombian police were rescued. Appearing healthy after being held for 6 years in the jungle, Betancourt walked down from a military jet in Bogota and hugged her mother and husband
Jul.5  Berlin  Waxwork Hitler beheaded in Berlin Jul.9  Istanbul  Gunmen open fire outside U.S. embassy Jul.11   Sudan Sudanese president may be charged  Jerusalem  Olmert corruption probe widened Jul.14   Sudan   President charged with genocide
  The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has filed charges against Omar Hassan al-Bashir for a campaign of violence in Darfur.    Luis Moreno-Ocampo told judges at The Hague that al-Bashir bore criminal responsibility for alleged atrocities committed...
 Turkey  86 indicted on terror charges Jul.15  Colombia  Colombia used Red Cross logo in rescue   Malaysia Anwar Ibrahim arrested  South Korea  Ex-Samsung boss convicted Jul.18   Sydney Pope sorry for 'evil' of clergy sex abuse Jul.20  Colombia  World rallies for FARC hostages' freedom Jul.21   Serbia   Bosnia war criminal Karadzic arrested
  U.N. war crimes tribunal: Former Bosnian Serb president has been arrested after more than a decade in hiding
 Radovan Karadzic, 63, accused of masterminding ethnic cleansing deportations and killings of Bosnian Muslims and Croats. Karadzic was the Bosnian Serb political leader during the 1992-1995 war that followed Bosnia-Herzegovina's secession from Yugoslavia the time of the Srebrenica massacre and the 44-month siege of Sarajevo
Jul.22  Serbia  Karadzic 'will fight extradition' Jul.23  Serbia  Karadzic to defend himself in court Jul.25  Gaza  Five die in Gaza City explosion Jul.26   Gujarat Deadly blasts strike Ahmedabad Jul.27   Tehran 29 convicts executed   Istanbul Two blasts killing 13  Deadly explosions, 15 meters from each other, rocked suburban Istanbu, killing at least 13 people and injuring at least 100 others Jul.28  Baghdad  4 suicide bombers kill scores in Iraq Jul.29  Serbia  Karadzic en route to The Hague Jul.30  UN Tribunal  Karadzic in war crimes tribunal custody  Thailand  Thaksin's wife guilty of tax evasion Jul.31   Netherlands Karadzic appears in war crimes court

August 2008 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1   Washington   US anthrax 'suspect' found dead
Map of Frederick Maryland USA
  Bruce Ivins, 62, a top scientist suspected of anthrax attacks in 2001, has apparently killed himself just as he was about to be charged
Aug.2  Istanbul  13 arrested in bombings Aug.4  South Africa  Defiant Zuma fights corruption charges Aug.5  USA  US cracks 'biggest ID fraud case'  Texas  Mexican executed after appeal denied Aug.6   Guantanamo   Bin Laden ex-driver found guilty  A US military jury has convicted Salim Hamdan of supporting terrorism. The verdict is the first to be delivered in a full war crimes trial Aug.13   Eastern Afghanistan 4 aid workers killed Aug.21   Pakistan Bombers hit arms factory Aug.26   Libya Sudanese plane hijacked in Darfur Aug.29  UN Tribunal  Karadzic refuses to enter plea Aug.30  Mexico  Masses march against violence in Mexico Aug.31  North Caucasus  Kremlin critic shot in Ingushetia

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Sep.3  Pakistan  PM's motorcade attacked Sep.7  Jerusalem  Olmert 'should be indicted' Sep.10   Lebanon Lawmaker killed in blast
Sep.12   South Africa     Judge throws out Zuma charges   A judge has ruled that the prosecution against African National Congress President Jacob Zuma was invalid Sep.13   New Delhi Delhi shopping areas hit by bombs Sep.17   Yemen Al Qaeda blamed for U.S. Embassy attack Sep.20   Pakistan Deadly blast targets Marriott Hotel   A suicide truck bomb detonated in the heart of Islamabad, killing at least 40 people and wounding another 200 Sep.23   Finland School gunman kills nine Map of Kauhajoki Finland
  Matti Juhani Saari has killed 9 people at a college before shooting himself and later dying in hospital. He posted a video of himself firing a gun.    Police interviewed him earlier but decided they d...
Sep.25   Somalia   Pirates seize ship carrying tanks
  Ukraine: The ministry says Ukrainian-operated Faina was sailing with 21 people on board under the Belize flag, operated by Ukrainian company
Sep.26  Syria  Damascus blast kills at least 17 Sep.29   Egypt   Kidnapped European tourists freed  11 tourists and their Egyptian guides, who were kidnapped 10 days ago in southern Egypt were released unharmed

October 2008 ... more > Top ^
Oct.3   Nevada Jury finds O.J. Simpson guilty of all counts
Oct.7   Guantanamo   Chinese Muslims ordered freed from Gitmo  A federal judge has ordered the immediate release into the U.S. of 17 Chinese Muslims who have been held for several years in the facility Oct.8  Guantanamo  Guantanamo Uighur release blocked Oct.11   Washington U.S. takes North Korea off terror list  State Department: The United States removed North Korea from its list of states that sponsor terrorism  Mosul  Threatened Christians flee Mosul Oct.15  Somalia  Pirates hijacked bulk carrier Oct.18  Sudan  9 Chinese workers, 2 Sudanese kidnapped Oct.19  Kandahar  Taliban executed 30 of 50 people Oct.21  North East India  Bomb blast kills 17 people Oct.30  North East India  Series of bomb blasts kills at least 66 Oct.31  Western Canada  3rd pipeline bombing in month

November 2008 ... more > Top ^
Nov.8   Indonesia Indonesia 'executes' Bali bombers  3 Islamic militants condemned to death for the 2002 bombings which killed 202 people have been executed by firing squad Nov.10  Baghdad  Triple bombings kill at least 30 Nov.11  Taiwan  Ex-president held over corruption claims Nov.13  Colombia  3 million bilked in pyramid schemes Nov.15  Somalia  Gunmen seize cargo ship off Somalia Nov.17  Kenya  Pirates capture Saudi oil tanker   Somalia   Hijacked oil tanker nears Somalia
  The Sirius Star, a giant Saudi tanker seized by pirates in the Indian Ocean, is nearing the coast of Somalia.    Pirates have anchored the tanker off the Somali coast, as the...
Nov.19   Somalia Pirate 'mother ship' left in flames
Nov.23  Somalia  Islamic fighters vow to rescue tanker  Georgia  Shots fired near Georgia leader Nov.25  Kandahar  10 Taliban arrested in acid attack on girls  Thailand  Blasts hit Bangkok's airports Nov.26   Mumbai   Scores killed in rampage
  In a brazen series of coordinated attacks, gunmen struck 10 sites across the city, killing scores of people and taking hostages in 2 luxury hotels
 87 reported killed and another 185 wounded that day. (Later reported At least 188 people were killed and at least 293 were injured in the attacks). 9 attackers killed. Fighting was reported in the Taj Mahal Hotel, the Hotel Oberoi and Colaba Market
Nov.27  Mumbai  Indian troops storm Jewish center Nov.28   Mumbai   Chaos at Jewish center and hotel   The bodies of 5 hostages have been found at a center. Gunfire and explosions continued to ring out from the Chabad House   Mumbai   Police declare Mumbai siege over   The last gunmen involved in the attacks were killed, but another officia; the situation remains unresolved. 6 bodies were found at a Jewish ... Nov.29  Thailand  Blast hits government house  Mumbai  Focus on abandoned boat as siege ends

December 2008 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1   USA U.S. warned India of maritime attack Dec.5  Peshawar  Peshawar hit by deadly blast   Washington 5 Blackwater guards charged in deaths Dec.6   Athens   Police shooting sparks riot
  Riots have broken out in several cities after police shot dead a teenager in Athens. Youths threw petrol bombs, burned cars
 The riots started, when 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos died from a gunshot wound inflicted by Epaminondas Korkoneas, a special guard of the police, following an altercation between police and a group of youths in the Exarcheia district of Athens. Demonstrations and rioting later spread to several other cities, including Thessaloniki
Dec.8   Guantanamo Top 9/11 suspects to plead guilty  Greece  Greek cities hit by fresh rioting Dec.9   Chicago     Illinois governor seized in probe
  Rod Blagojevich has been arrested by federal agents and charged with conspiring to get benefits through his authority to appoint a senator
  Rio de Janeiro Protesters: 9,000 disappeared in 2 years   Protesters took to the beaches of Copacabana to draw attention to the 9,000 people they say have disappeared in the city since January 2007 Dec.11   Pakistan Pakistan moves on Mumbai accused  Belgium  Belgium detains al-Qaeda suspects  Northern Iraq  Restaurant bomber kills 55 Dec.13   New York   Top investors 'hit by $50bn con'
  Some of the world's wealthiest private and corporate investors are reported to be victims of an alleged fraud by Wall Street broker Bernard Madoff.    Madoff ran a fund that paid annual interest of about 10% but prosecutors say it was, in effect, similar to a pyrami...
 Somalia  Indian navy 'captures 23 pirates'  New Delhi  Brown in India for terror talks Dec.15  London  Banks face huge losses from $50B 'scam' Dec.18   Tanzania Trio found guilty of Rwandan genocide  The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on convicted Theoneste Bagosora, 67, the 'mastermind', and sentenced him to life in prison   Gaza   Hamas declares Israel truce over  The Islamist militant group says it has ended its six-month ceasefire with Israel in the Gaza Strip. It expired at 0400 GMT on Friday Dec.20  Somalia  Iranian warships sent to Somali waters Dec.24  Gaza  Hamas launch more rockets into Israel  Chiapas  Eight bodies found in garbage bags Dec.25  Somalia  German navy foils Somali pirates


  Pirates seize ship carrying tanks




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2008
Sep.25   Somalia
  Ukraine: The ministry says Ukrainian-operated Faina was sailing with 21 people on board under the Belize flag, operated by Ukrainian company
Oct.15  Somalia  Pirates hijacked bulk carrier Nov.15  Somalia  Gunmen seize cargo ship off Somalia Nov.17  Kenya  Pirates capture Saudi oil tanker Nov.17   Somalia Hijacked oil tanker nears Somalia
  The Sirius Star, a giant Saudi tanker seized by pirates in the Indian Ocean, is nearing the coast of Somalia.    Pirates have anchored the tanker off the Somali coast, as the...
Nov.19   Somalia Pirate 'mother ship' left in flames Nov.23  Somalia  Islamic fighters vow to rescue tanker Dec.13  Somalia  Indian navy 'captures 23 pirates' Dec.20  Somalia  Iranian warships sent to Somali waters Dec.25  Somalia  German navy foils Somali pirates



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2008 Jan.24   Paris Rogue trader to cost SocGen $7bn
  Bank Societe Generale as uncovered 'massive' fraud by a trader which resulted in a loss of 4.9bn euros
Dec.13   New York   Top investors 'hit by $50bn con'
  Some of the world's wealthiest private and corporate investors are reported to be victims of an alleged fraud by Wall Street broker Bernard Madoff.    Madoff ran a fund that paid annual interest of about 10% but prosecutors say it was, in effect, similar to a pyrami...
Dec.15  London  Banks face huge losses from $50B 'scam'



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2008 Jan.1  Sri Lanka  Deadly bomb blast strikes Colombo Jun.11  Southern Afghanistan  Afghans seize 'largest drug haul' Aug.13   Eastern Afghanistan 4 aid workers killed



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2008 Mar.6   Thailand Thailand holds Russian 'top arms dealer'
Aug.21   Pakistan Bombers hit arms factory Sep.25   Somalia   Pirates seize ship carrying tanks
  Ukraine: The ministry says Ukrainian-operated Faina was sailing with 21 people on board under the Belize flag, operated by Ukrainian company




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2008 Jan.13   South Africa Scandal-hit Interpol chief quits Jan.24   Paris Rogue trader to cost SocGen $7bn
  Bank Societe Generale as uncovered 'massive' fraud by a trader which resulted in a loss of 4.9bn euros
Apr.2   Ireland PM to quit over payments scandal May.8   Jerusalem   Olmert faces new corruption probe  Prime Minister is suspected of illicitly accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars before becoming PM Nov.11  Taiwan  Ex-president held over corruption claims Nov.13  Colombia  3 million bilked in pyramid schemes Dec.9   Chicago   Illinois governor seized in probe
  Rod Blagojevich has been arrested by federal agents and charged with conspiring to get benefits through his authority to appoint a senator
Dec.13   New York   Top investors 'hit by $50bn con'
  Some of the world's wealthiest private and corporate investors are reported to be victims of an alleged fraud by Wall Street broker Bernard Madoff.    Madoff ran a fund that paid annual interest of about 10% but prosecutors say it was, in effect, similar to a pyrami...




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2008 Jan.7   UN Tribunal Taylor war crimes trial resumes Feb.19   Japan Marine suspected of rape Apr.7   London   Princess Diana 'unlawfully killed'
  The inquest jury: Diana and Dodi Al Fayed were unlawfully killed due to the gross negligence of driver Henri Paul and the paparazzi.    Paul's drink-driving and a lack of seatbelts contributed to their ...
Apr.7   London   Princess Diana 'unlawfully killed'
  The inquest jury: Diana and Dodi Al Fayed were unlawfully killed due to the gross negligence of driver Henri Paul and the paparazzi.    Paul's drink-driving and a lack of seatbelts contributed to their ...
Jun.19  UN Security Council  UN classifies rape a 'war tactic' Jul.14   Sudan   President charged with genocide
  The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has filed charges against Omar Hassan al-Bashir for a campaign of violence in Darfur.    Luis Moreno-Ocampo told judges at The Hague that al-Bashir bore criminal responsibility for alleged atrocities committed...
Jul.21   Serbia   Bosnia war criminal Karadzic arrested
  U.N. war crimes tribunal: Former Bosnian Serb president has been arrested after more than a decade in hiding
 Radovan Karadzic, 63, accused of masterminding ethnic cleansing deportations and killings of Bosnian Muslims and Croats. Karadzic was the Bosnian Serb political leader during the 1992-1995 war that followed Bosnia-Herzegovina's secession from Yugoslavia the time of the Srebrenica massacre and the 44-month siege of Sarajevo
Jul.31   Netherlands Karadzic appears in war crimes court Dec.18   Tanzania Trio found guilty of Rwandan genocide  The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on convicted Theoneste Bagosora, 67, the 'mastermind', and sentenced him to life in prison



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2008 Jan.29   New Delhi Police broken organ-trafficking scheme




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2008 Oct.11  Mosul  Threatened Christians flee Mosul Nov.19   Somalia Pirate 'mother ship' left in flames
Dec.13  Somalia  Indian navy 'captures 23 pirates' Dec.20  Somalia  Iranian warships sent to Somali waters Dec.25  Somalia  German navy foils Somali pirates



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2008 Jan.1  Sri Lanka  Deadly bomb blast strikes Colombo Jan.15  Sri Lanka  Blast hits bus, kills 23 Feb.1   Baghdad Female bombers kill 64 at markets
Feb.10  Peshawar  Blast toll rises to 27 Feb.16  West Pakistan  Car bomb kills 37 ahead of vote Feb.16   Kandahar At least 80 people killed in blast Feb.24  Iraq  Bombers, gunmen attack Shiite pilgrimage Mar.6   Jerusalem Gunman opens fire in Jewish seminary   Palestinian gunman infiltrated Mercaz Harav in West Jerusalem in the Kiryat Moshe quarter and opened fire. He was shot dead by an Israeli army... Mar.6   Baghdad Pair of bombs kills 53 Mar.10  Pakistan  Three suicide blasts kill 29 Mar.17   Iraq Female suicide bomber kills 65 Apr.3   Texas Police entered YFZ compound Map of Eldorado Texas
  Texas law enforcement entered the compound following allegations of physical and sexual abuse of a 16-year-old girl.    On April 8, 533 women and children had bee...
Apr.15  Iraq  Bombings kill at least 60 Apr.16  Washington  Pope attacks US sex abuse record Apr.25  NW Pakistan  Blast ends lull in violence Apr.26   Kabul   President flees ceremony attack   Hamid Karzai and other quickly scrambled toward safety when the sound of gunfire and explosions interrupted a military ceremony May.13   India Serial bomb blasts leave 60 dead Jun.2   Pakistan Car bomb blasts Danish embassy Jun.17   Baghdad Car bomb kills at least 51 Iraqis Jul.18   Sydney Pope sorry for 'evil' of clergy sex abuse Jul.25  Gaza  Five die in Gaza City explosion Jul.26   Gujarat Deadly blasts strike Ahmedabad Jul.27   Istanbul Two blasts killing 13  Deadly explosions, 15 meters from each other, rocked suburban Istanbu, killing at least 13 people and injuring at least 100 others Jul.28  Baghdad  4 suicide bombers kill scores in Iraq Aug.21   Pakistan Bombers hit arms factory Sep.13   New Delhi Delhi shopping areas hit by bombs Sep.17   Yemen Al Qaeda blamed for U.S. Embassy attack Sep.20   Pakistan Deadly blast targets Marriott Hotel   A suicide truck bomb detonated in the heart of Islamabad, killing at least 40 people and wounding another 200 Sep.26  Syria  Damascus blast kills at least 17 Oct.11  Mosul  Threatened Christians flee Mosul Oct.21  North East India  Bomb blast kills 17 people Oct.30  North East India  Series of bomb blasts kills at least 66 Oct.31  Western Canada  3rd pipeline bombing in month Nov.10  Baghdad  Triple bombings kill at least 30 Nov.25  Thailand  Blasts hit Bangkok's airports Nov.29  Thailand  Blast hits government house Dec.5  Peshawar  Peshawar hit by deadly blast Dec.11  Northern Iraq  Restaurant bomber kills 55



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2008 Jan.2  Beijing  China to expand lethal injections Jan.7   UN Tribunal Taylor war crimes trial resumes
Feb.11  Washington  US 'to charge six 9/11 suspects' Feb.11  Guantanamo  6 Gitmo detainees to face trial for 9/11 Mar.24   Pakistan Judges freed by new PM  Deposed chief justice made his first public appearance in 4 months after Yousaf Raza Gilani vowed to release all judges held since last year Mar.31   Chad Aid workers free after Chad pardon  6 French aid workers convicted of plotting to kidnap African children for adoption in Europe have been released from prison Apr.21   Indonesia Court sentences key militant May.26   Ethiopia Court sentences Mengistu to death May.28  France  Life sentence for French killer Jun.5   Guantanamo 9/11 suspects on trial  Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, and 4 other key suspects are appearing at a military tribunal Jun.12   U.S. Supreme Court Major Guantanamo setback for Bush Jun.12   U.S. Supreme Court Major Guantanamo setback for Bush Jun.17  USA  Senior officer cleared in Haditha deaths Jul.11   Sudan Sudanese president may be charged Jul.14   Sudan   President charged with genocide
  The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has filed charges against Omar Hassan al-Bashir for a campaign of violence in Darfur.    Luis Moreno-Ocampo told judges at The Hague that al-Bashir bore criminal responsibility for alleged atrocities committed...
Jul.14  Turkey  86 indicted on terror charges Jul.15  South Korea  Ex-Samsung boss convicted Jul.22  Serbia  Karadzic 'will fight extradition' Jul.23  Serbia  Karadzic to defend himself in court Jul.27   Tehran 29 convicts executed
Jul.29  Serbia  Karadzic en route to The Hague Jul.30  UN Tribunal  Karadzic in war crimes tribunal custody Jul.30  Thailand  Thaksin's wife guilty of tax evasion Jul.31   Netherlands Karadzic appears in war crimes court Aug.4  South Africa  Defiant Zuma fights corruption charges Aug.5  USA  US cracks 'biggest ID fraud case' Aug.5  Texas  Mexican executed after appeal denied Aug.6   Guantanamo   Bin Laden ex-driver found guilty  A US military jury has convicted Salim Hamdan of supporting terrorism. The verdict is the first to be delivered in a full war crimes trial Aug.29  UN Tribunal  Karadzic refuses to enter plea Sep.7  Jerusalem  Olmert 'should be indicted' Sep.12   South Africa   Judge throws out Zuma charges   A judge has ruled that the prosecution against African National Congress President Jacob Zuma was invalid Oct.3   Nevada Jury finds O.J. Simpson guilty of all counts Oct.7   Guantanamo Chinese Muslims ordered freed from Gitmo  A federal judge has ordered the immediate release into the U.S. of 17 Chinese Muslims who have been held for several years in the facility Oct.8  Guantanamo  Guantanamo Uighur release blocked Nov.8   Indonesia Indonesia 'executes' Bali bombers  3 Islamic militants condemned to death for the 2002 bombings which killed 202 people have been executed by firing squad Dec.5   Washington 5 Blackwater guards charged in deaths Dec.8   Guantanamo Top 9/11 suspects to plead guilty Dec.11   Pakistan Pakistan moves on Mumbai accused Dec.18   Tanzania Trio found guilty of Rwandan genocide  The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on convicted Theoneste Bagosora, 67, the 'mastermind', and sentenced him to life in prison



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2008 Jan.1   Kenya Mob burns Kenyans cowering in church
Map of Eldoret Kenya
  A mob set fire to a church where Kenyans were seeking refuge from post-election violence, searing many and leaving others as heaps of ash.    The mob set fire to the church in Eldoret where many people from President Kibaki's Kikuyu tr...
Oct.19  Kandahar  Taliban executed 30 of 50 people Nov.26   Mumbai   Scores killed in rampage
  In a brazen series of coordinated attacks, gunmen struck 10 sites across the city, killing scores of people and taking hostages in 2 luxury hotels
 87 reported killed and another 185 wounded that day. (Later reported At least 188 people were killed and at least 293 were injured in the attacks). 9 attackers killed. Fighting was reported in the Taj Mahal Hotel, the Hotel Oberoi and Colaba Market
Dec.24  Gaza  Hamas launch more rockets into Israel Dec.24  Chiapas  Eight bodies found in garbage bags



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2008 Jul.5  Berlin  Waxwork Hitler beheaded in Berlin



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2008 Jan.10   Venezuela Freed hostages reunited with families   2 hostages freed by Colombian rebels have landed in Caracas, where their friends and family carrying flowers clapped and embraced them Jan.13  Colombia  Freed hostage sees son Jan.16   Antarctica Whalers accused of kidnapping activists
Apr.1   Paris Sarkozy pleads for Colombian hostage Jul.2   Colombia   Betancourt rescued from FARC
  In a secret operation the Colombian military infiltrated rebel group and deceived its members into giving up 15 hostages
 Along with French-Colombian politician, 3 American contractors and 11 other hostages who were Colombian police were rescued. Appearing healthy after being held for 6 years in the jungle, Betancourt walked down from a military jet in Bogota and hugged her mother and husband
Jul.15  Colombia  Colombia used Red Cross logo in rescue Jul.20  Colombia  World rallies for FARC hostages' freedom Aug.30  Mexico  Masses march against violence in Mexico Sep.29   Egypt Kidnapped European tourists freed  11 tourists and their Egyptian guides, who were kidnapped 10 days ago in southern Egypt were released unharmed Oct.18  Sudan  9 Chinese workers, 2 Sudanese kidnapped Dec.9   Rio de Janeiro Protesters: 9,000 disappeared in 2 years   Protesters took to the beaches of Copacabana to draw attention to the 9,000 people they say have disappeared in the city since January 2007



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2008 Jan.26  Gaza  'Dozens hurt' in Gaza border clashes Apr.8   Haiti Rioters storm presidential palace Dec.1   USA U.S. warned India of maritime attack Dec.6   Athens Police shooting sparks riot
  Riots have broken out in several cities after police shot dead a teenager in Athens. Youths threw petrol bombs, burned cars
 The riots started, when 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos died from a gunshot wound inflicted by Epaminondas Korkoneas, a special guard of the police, following an altercation between police and a group of youths in the Exarcheia district of Athens. Demonstrations and rioting later spread to several other cities, including Thessaloniki
Dec.8  Greece  Greek cities hit by fresh rioting



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2008 Jul.22  Serbia  Karadzic 'will fight extradition' Aug.5  Texas  Mexican executed after appeal denied



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2008 Jan.29   New Delhi Police broken organ-trafficking scheme Feb.8  Pakistan  Scotland Yard: 'Blast killed Bhutto' Mar.31   London Duke 'did not order Diana death' Apr.29  Austria  DNA: Captor fathered daughter's children Jul.11  Jerusalem  Olmert corruption probe widened Nov.29  Mumbai  Focus on abandoned boat as siege ends



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2008 Aug.26   Libya Sudanese plane hijacked in Darfur
Dec.13  New Delhi  Brown in India for terror talks



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2008 Jan.27  Kenya  Tribal hatred fuels more violence Jan.28   Kenya Gangs face off in tribal violence   Hundreds of people from rival tribes confronted each other on a main road in Naivasha as tensions remained high in the Rift Valley town May.20  South Africa  Thousands flee violence Nov.25  Kandahar  10 Taliban arrested in acid attack on girls



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2008 Mar.6   Thailand Thailand holds Russian 'top arms dealer'
Jul.15   Malaysia Anwar Ibrahim arrested Jul.15   Malaysia Anwar Ibrahim arrested Jul.21   Serbia   Bosnia war criminal Karadzic arrested
  U.N. war crimes tribunal: Former Bosnian Serb president has been arrested after more than a decade in hiding
 Radovan Karadzic, 63, accused of masterminding ethnic cleansing deportations and killings of Bosnian Muslims and Croats. Karadzic was the Bosnian Serb political leader during the 1992-1995 war that followed Bosnia-Herzegovina's secession from Yugoslavia the time of the Srebrenica massacre and the 44-month siege of Sarajevo
Aug.2  Istanbul  13 arrested in bombings Aug.31  North Caucasus  Kremlin critic shot in Ingushetia



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2008 Feb.10   East Timor President Ramos-Horta shot at home   Jose Ramos-Horta is undergoing emergency surgery after his house in the capital came under attack. He was shot in the stomach during the sho... Mar.13   Mosul Archbishop death condemned Apr.5  Sri Lanka  Blast kills highways minister May.4  Baghdad  Iraq First Lady survives bombing Aug.31  North Caucasus  Kremlin critic shot in Ingushetia Sep.3  Pakistan  PM's motorcade attacked Sep.10   Lebanon Lawmaker killed in blast Nov.23  Georgia  Shots fired near Georgia leader



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2008 Jun.7   Tokyo Tokyo man goes on stabbing spree




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2008 Jan.13   South Africa Scandal-hit Interpol chief quits
Mar.10  New York  Scandal-hit governor 'sorry' Apr.2   Ireland PM to quit over payments scandal May.8   Jerusalem   Olmert faces new corruption probe  Prime Minister is suspected of illicitly accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars before becoming PM Jul.15  South Korea  Ex-Samsung boss convicted Aug.1   Washington   US anthrax 'suspect' found dead Map of Frederick Maryland USA
  Bruce Ivins, 62, a top scientist suspected of anthrax attacks in 2001, has apparently killed himself just as he was about to be charged
Sep.23   Finland School gunman kills nine Map of Kauhajoki Finland
  Matti Juhani Saari has killed 9 people at a college before shooting himself and later dying in hospital. He posted a video of himself firing a gun.    Police interviewed him earlier but decided they d...




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2008 Mar.31   London Duke 'did not order Diana death'
Apr.7   London   Princess Diana 'unlawfully killed'
  The inquest jury: Diana and Dodi Al Fayed were unlawfully killed due to the gross negligence of driver Henri Paul and the paparazzi.    Paul's drink-driving and a lack of seatbelts contributed to their ...




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2008 Apr.8   Haiti Rioters storm presidential palace
Jul.2   Colombia   Betancourt rescued from FARC
  In a secret operation the Colombian military infiltrated rebel group and deceived its members into giving up 15 hostages
 Along with French-Colombian politician, 3 American contractors and 11 other hostages who were Colombian police were rescued. Appearing healthy after being held for 6 years in the jungle, Betancourt walked down from a military jet in Bogota and hugged her mother and husband
Jul.20  Colombia  World rallies for FARC hostages' freedom Aug.30  Mexico  Masses march against violence in Mexico Dec.9   Rio de Janeiro Protesters: 9,000 disappeared in 2 years   Protesters took to the beaches of Copacabana to draw attention to the 9,000 people they say have disappeared in the city since January 2007 Dec.18   Gaza   Hamas declares Israel truce over  The Islamist militant group says it has ended its six-month ceasefire with Israel in the Gaza Strip. It expired at 0400 GMT on Friday



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2008 Jun.13   Kandahar Taliban jail raid frees hundreds
Map of Kandahar Afghanistan
  About 340 Militants attacked a main prison in Kandahar province, blowing its entrance open and allowing a large number of inmates to escape.    Afghan security forces hunt for hundreds of prisoners who escaped from a jail after Tal...




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2008 Jan.1   Sudan Gunman kills U.S. diplomat, driver
Jan.14   Kabul   Taliban attack luxury hotel   The Taliban say 4 of their fighters have attacked the luxury Serena hotel, popular with foreign visitors Feb.13   Syria   Blast kills top Hezbollah commander   Imad Mughniyeh, suspected in some of the deadliest terrorist attacks of the last 25 years, has been killed in Syria Mar.13   Mosul Archbishop death condemned Mar.19   Osama bin Laden bin Laden message condemns Europe Apr.22  Egypt  al-Zawahiri: Attacks on West works Jun.25  Saudi Arabia  Hundreds held in Saudi terror swoop Jul.2   Jerusalem Bulldozer terrorist kills 3 in rampage
  30-year-old Palestinian resident rammed his bulldozer into several cars and buses, killing 3 people before Israeli police shot him dead.    Dozens of people were hurt, at least 7 critically, in the rampage on Jaffa Road. The m...
Jul.9  Istanbul  Gunmen open fire outside U.S. embassy Aug.1   Washington   US anthrax 'suspect' found dead
Map of Frederick Maryland USA
  Bruce Ivins, 62, a top scientist suspected of anthrax attacks in 2001, has apparently killed himself just as he was about to be charged
Aug.13   Eastern Afghanistan 4 aid workers killed Oct.11   Washington U.S. takes North Korea off terror list  State Department: The United States removed North Korea from its list of states that sponsor terrorism Nov.27  Mumbai  Indian troops storm Jewish center Nov.28   Mumbai   Chaos at Jewish center and hotel   The bodies of 5 hostages have been found at a center. Gunfire and explosions continued to ring out from the Chabad House Nov.28   Mumbai   Police declare Mumbai siege over   The last gunmen involved in the attacks were killed, but another officia; the situation remains unresolved. 6 bodies were found at a Jewish ... Dec.1   USA U.S. warned India of maritime attack Dec.11  Belgium  Belgium detains al-Qaeda suspects Dec.13  New Delhi  Brown in India for terror talks Dec.18   Gaza   Hamas declares Israel truce over  The Islamist militant group says it has ended its six-month ceasefire with Israel in the Gaza Strip. It expired at 0400 GMT on Friday Dec.24  Gaza  Hamas launch more rockets into Israel



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2008 Jun.17  USA  Senior officer cleared in Haditha deaths



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2008 Feb.19   Japan Marine suspected of rape
Mar.10  New York  Scandal-hit governor 'sorry' Apr.3   Texas Police entered YFZ compound Map of Eldorado Texas
  Texas law enforcement entered the compound following allegations of physical and sexual abuse of a 16-year-old girl.    On April 8, 533 women and children had bee...
Apr.16  Washington  Pope attacks US sex abuse record Apr.27   Austria   Captive woman had 7 children by father Map of Amstetten Austria
  Police believe a 73-year-old man held his daughter captive in his cellar for the past two decades and had seven children with her
 The existence of the woman, missing since 1984 and now 42, emerged apparently after a teenage child fell ill and had to be taken to hospital.
Apr.28  Austria  'House of Horrors' father confesses Jun.10  Austria  Cellar daughter conscious Jun.19  UN Security Council  UN classifies rape a 'war tactic' Jul.18   Sydney Pope sorry for 'evil' of clergy sex abuse Oct.31  Western Canada  3rd pipeline bombing in month Nov.17  Kenya  Pirates capture Saudi oil tanker