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B. 02-01 Third undersea Internet cable cut United Arab Emirates
C. 02-02 Rebels move in on Chad capital N'Djamena, Chad
3. 02-03 Pro-Western Tadic wins new term Serbia
4. 02-05 McCain surges ahead in primaries USA
F. 02-10 President Ramos-Horta shot at home Dili, East Timor
G. 02-13 Blast kills top Hezbollah commander Syria
02-17 Kosovo declares independence Kosovo
8. 02-18 Musharraf party 'lagging in poll' Pakistan
9. 02-19 Castro resigns as president Cuba

Summary.     Click for More >   Musharraf party 'lagging in poll'   The opposition parties are well ahead in the country's elections. The ruling PML-Q would be consigned to the opposition if results were conf...   Castro resigns as president   Fidel Castro announced his resignation as president and commander in chief of the military , according to a letter published in the Granma US missile hits 'toxic satellite' US embassy in Belgrade attacked Jetliner crashes in mountains   Turkish troops enter Iraq   Turkish ground forces have crossed the border into northern Iraq to target Kurdish rebels to be sheltering there Raul Castro named president   Raul Castro has been unanimously selected to succeed his brother Fidel as leader by National Assembly Rivals sign power-sharing deal Israeli forces pound Gaza Strip  Israeli forces have kept up attacks on the Strip, where they have killed at least 32 Palestinians, militants and civilians. Gazan drivers are... Harry withdrawn from Afghanistan   23-year-old Prince Harry is to be withdrawn from Afghanistan after news of his secret deployment leaked out
Third undersea Internet cable cut Rebels move in on Chad capital Pro-Western Tadic wins new term   Incumbent Boris Tadic narrowly won a second term as president after a runoff with ultranationalist rival Tomislav Nikolic McCain surges ahead in primaries President Ramos-Horta shot at home Blast kills top Hezbollah commander Kosovo declares independence
Feb.1   United Arab Emirates
 Baghdad  Female bombers kill 64 at markets
 Microsoft  Microsoft wants to purchase Yahoo
Feb.2   Chad
Feb.3  Rwanda  Great Lakes hit by deadly quakes
  Serbia
 Arizona  Giants win Super Bowl over Patriots
Feb.4  Chad  Rebels withdraw from capital
Feb.5   USA
Feb.6  Tennessee  Tornadoes kill 48 across U.S. South
 Iraq  Video claims to show al Qaeda kid camp
 Kabul  Rice and Miliband on Afghan trip
Feb.7  USA  Romney suspends White House bid
Feb.8  Pakistan  Scotland Yard: 'Blast killed Bhutto'
 Moscow  Putin vows 'arms race' response
 Turkey  Turks set to ease headscarf ban
 Darfur  Sudan bombs rebel forces
Feb.9  Myanmar  Burmese junta sets voting dates
 USA  Obama takes poll clean sweep
Feb.10  Ghana  Egypt won a record sixth Africa Cup
 Peshawar  Blast toll rises to 27
  East Timor
Feb.11  Washington  US 'to charge six 9/11 suspects'
 Guantanamo  6 Gitmo detainees to face trial for 9/11
Feb.12  Australia  Australia apologizes to Aborigines
 Southern California  Spielberg boycotts Olympic role
 Washington  Obama, McCain sweep Potomac primaries
Feb.13   Syria
Feb.14  Serbia  Serbia: Kosovo breakaway 'illegal'
 Beirut  Hezbollah chief: Israel faces 'open war'
Feb.15  European Union  Green light for EU Kosovo mission
 Benin  Bush begins Africa trip
Feb.16  West Pakistan  Car bomb kills 37 ahead of vote
 Kandahar  At least 80 people killed in blast
Feb.17  Cyprus  President ousted in poll
  Kosovo
  Kosovo has formally declared its independence from Serbia in a move opposed by Serbia and Russia but backed by many western governments
 Lawmakers in the legislature of the former province approved the declaration of independence at an extraordinary session. It was read out in Albanian, Serbian and English by prime minister Thaci before the approval of state symbols including new national flag and anthem
Feb.18  Washington  U.S. recognizes independent Kosovo
  Pakistan
Feb.19   Cuba
 Japan  Marine suspected of rape
 Wisconsin  Obama wins Wisconsin primary poll
Feb.20   Hawaii
Feb.21  London  UK: CIA rendition flights used British soil
  Belgrade
  Venezuela
Feb.22   Northern Iraq
 Baghdad  Al-Sadr extends Mehdi Army cease-fire
 Iran  Iran 'nuclear questions remain'
 Iraq  'Surge' produces some results
 Guam  B-2 stealth bomber crashed
Feb.23  Northern Iraq  PKK 'shoots down Turkish chopper'
Feb.24   Cuba
 Iraq  Bombers, gunmen attack Shiite pilgrimage
Feb.25  Northern Iraq  Turks claim 41 rebels killed
Feb.26  Kenya  Poll negotiations suspended
 Ohio  Democrats meet in crucial debate
Feb.27  South Africa  Outcry in SA over 'racist' video
 European Union  EU fines Microsoft record $1.4bn
 Thailand  Thaksin taken into police custody
Feb.28   Kenya
  Gaza
Feb.29   Afghanistan
 Northern Iraq  Turkish troops pull out of Iraq
 USA  Boeing loses out in $40bn US deal


World in February 2008 , Location by Topic
Location Politics War & Army Crime & Justice Election, Vote
Arab Countries
President 'in control of entire country'
Hezbollah chief: Israel faces 'open war'
Al-Sadr extends Mehdi Army cease-fire
Rebels move in on Chad capital
Rebels withdraw from capital
Video claims to show al Qaeda kid camp
Sudan bombs rebel forces
Hezbollah chief: Israel faces 'open war'
Turkish troops enter Iraq
Al-Sadr extends Mehdi Army cease-fire
'Surge' produces some results
PKK 'shoots down Turkish chopper'
Turks claim 41 rebels killed
Israeli forces pound Gaza Strip
Female bombers kill 64 at markets
Facebook fraudster 'stole prince's ID'
Blast kills top Hezbollah commander
Bombers, gunmen attack Shiite pilgrimage
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USA
McCain surges ahead in primaries
CIA admits waterboarding inmates
Romney suspends White House bid
Obama takes poll clean sweep
Spielberg boycotts Olympic role
Obama, McCain sweep Potomac primaries
U.S. recognizes independent Kosovo
Obama wins Wisconsin primary poll
Democrats meet in crucial debate
R. Gates: Afghanistan may split up NATO
US missile hits 'toxic satellite'
B-2 stealth bomber crashed
Boeing loses out in $40bn US deal
US 'to charge six 9/11 suspects'
6 Gitmo detainees to face trial for 9/11
McCain surges ahead in primaries
Democratic race remains wide open
Romney suspends White House bid
Obama takes poll clean sweep
Obama, McCain sweep Potomac primaries
Obama wins Wisconsin primary poll
Democrats meet in crucial debate
Iraq
Al-Sadr extends Mehdi Army cease-fire
Video claims to show al Qaeda kid camp
Turkish troops enter Iraq
Al-Sadr extends Mehdi Army cease-fire
'Surge' produces some results
PKK 'shoots down Turkish chopper'
Turks claim 41 rebels killed
Female bombers kill 64 at markets
Bombers, gunmen attack Shiite pilgrimage
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Central Africa
President 'in control of entire country'
Rebels move in on Chad capital
More flee Chad as fighting rages
Rebels withdraw from capital
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Pakistan
Musharraf party 'lagging in poll'
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Scotland Yard: 'Blast killed Bhutto'
Blast toll rises to 27
Car bomb kills 37 ahead of vote
Musharraf party 'lagging in poll'
Northern Iraq Your ad is here
Turkish troops enter Iraq
PKK 'shoots down Turkish chopper'
Turks claim 41 rebels killed
Turkish troops pull out of Iraq
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Chad
President 'in control of entire country'
Rebels move in on Chad capital
More flee Chad as fighting rages
Rebels withdraw from capital
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Serbia
Pro-Western Tadic wins new term
Serbia: Kosovo breakaway 'illegal'
Kosovo declares independence
US embassy in Belgrade attacked
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Voters choosing president
Pro-Western Tadic wins new term
Washington
CIA admits waterboarding inmates
Obama, McCain sweep Potomac primaries
U.S. recognizes independent Kosovo
R. Gates: Afghanistan may split up NATO
US 'to charge six 9/11 suspects'
Obama, McCain sweep Potomac primaries

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Feb.1   United Arab Emirates  
  A cable was cut off the emirate of Duba, the third loss of a line carrying Internet and telephone traffic in three days.
  Baghdad   Female bombers kill 64 at markets   Two mentally disabled were strapped with explosives and sent into busy markets, where they were blown up by remote control   Microsoft   Microsoft wants to purchase Yahoo  Microsoft has offered to buy the search engine company for $44.6bn in cash and shares. The offer is 62% above Yahoo's closing share price  China  Weather crisis 'to worsen'

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Feb.2   Chad   Rebels move in on Chad capital
Map of N%27Djamena Chad
  Ambassador to the U.S. has insisted that an uprising is being quashed by government troops amid reports that 400 rebels had entered the city.    Rebels had surrounded the palace. The rebels began their advance on N'Djamena from near border...
 Mosul  Iraq set for new offensive in Mosul  Serbia  Voters choosing president

February 3 ... more > Top ^

Feb.3   Rwanda Great Lakes hit by deadly quakes
 Chad  More flee Chad as fighting rages   Serbia   Pro-Western Tadic wins new term
  Incumbent Boris Tadic narrowly won a second term as president after a runoff with ultranationalist rival Tomislav Nikolic
 Tadic edged out Nikolic by a margin of 50.5% to 47.9%. He supports Serbia's eventual membership in the European Union
  Arizona   Giants win Super Bowl over Patriots  In one of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl history, New York shattered the New England Patriots' unbeaten season 17-14  Sri Lanka  S Lanka anniversary amid tensions

February 4 ... more > Top ^

Feb.4   Chad   Rebels withdraw from capital   Rebels fighting government forces had withdrawn from the capital to allow the civilian population the chance to escape  UN Security Council  Support Chad president, says UN

February 5 ... more > Top ^

Feb.5  Chad  Ceasefire in fighting as thousands flee  Zimbabwe  Ex-ally to fight Mugabe in poll   USA     McCain surges ahead in primaries
  John McCain has forged ahead in his bid to win the Republican nomination, winning some major primaries.    Barack Obama won two big early states, bu...
 CIA  CIA admits waterboarding inmates

February 6 ... more > Top ^

Feb.6   Tennessee   Tornadoes kill 48 across U.S. South   Emergency crews searched for victims who might have been overlooked after violent storms and tornadoes roared through the mid-South  USA  Democratic race remains wide open  New York  Actor Ledger 'died of overdose'  Chad  President 'in control of entire country'   Iraq Video claims to show al Qaeda kid camp  Morocco  Facebook fraudster 'stole prince's ID'  U.S. Congress  R. Gates: Afghanistan may split up NATO   Kabul Rice and Miliband on Afghan trip

February 7 ... more > Top ^

Feb.7  Kabul  Karzai denies tensions with West   USA Romney suspends White House bid
 Rawalpindi  Bhutto assassination suspects arrested  USA  McCain plea as Romney withdraws

February 8 ... more > Top ^

Feb.8   Pakistan Scotland Yard: 'Blast killed Bhutto'
  Moscow Putin vows 'arms race' response  Kenya  Deal will create joint government  London  PM rejects special laws for Muslims   Turkey Turks set to ease headscarf ban  Western Australia  Family ready for Ledger funeral   Darfur Sudan bombs rebel forces  Japan  Sumo hazing allegations

February 9 ... more > Top ^

Feb.9   Myanmar Burmese junta sets voting dates
 NW Pakistan  Blast at election rally   USA Obama takes poll clean sweep

February 10 ... more > Top ^

Feb.10   Ghana Egypt won a record sixth Africa Cup
  Peshawar Blast toll rises to 27  Sunni Triangle  Town of Balad hit by deadly car bomb   East Timor   President Ramos-Horta shot at home Map of Dili East Timor
  Jose Ramos-Horta is undergoing emergency surgery after his house in the capital came under attack. He was shot in the stomach during the shoot-out.    Ramos-Horta was shot twice, while Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao escaped unhurt in coordinated attacks on their homes allegedly by rebel troops. Al...
 New England  Obama set for clear Maine victory

February 11 ... more > Top ^

Feb.11   Washington US 'to charge six 9/11 suspects'
 Washington  Russian bomber buzzes U.S. carrier  Washington  U.S. official leaked secrets to China   Guantanamo 6 Gitmo detainees to face trial for 9/11

February 12 ... more > Top ^

Feb.12  Moscow  Russia and Ukraine reach gas deal  Denmark  Cartoons 'plotters' held   Australia   Australia apologizes to Aborigines   The government apologized for years of 'mistreatment' that inflicted 'profound grief, suffering and loss' on the country's Aboriginal people   Southern California   Spielberg boycotts Olympic role  US film director has withdrawn as an artistic adviser to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing over China's role in Darfur  Venezuela  Exxon Mobil cut off from Venezuela's oil  Bolivia  Bolivia declares flooding disaster   Washington     Obama, McCain sweep Potomac primaries   While John McCain was inching toward the Republican presidential nomination, Barack Obama staked a claim as the Democratic front-runner

February 13 ... more > Top ^

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.    Hezbollah blamed Israel for assassinating him. Mughniyeh had bee...
 House of Representatives  Baseball star Clemens denies doping  Zimbabwe  Mugabe faces double challenge  Washington  US hails Hezbollah leader's death  Beirut  Crowds mass for memorials

February 14 ... more > Top ^

Feb.14   Serbia Serbia: Kosovo breakaway 'illegal'
  Beirut Hezbollah chief: Israel faces 'open war'  Baghdad  Iranian president to make Iraq visit  Moscow  Putin scorns move to back Kosovo  Baghdad  Women patients recruited as bombers  Australia  Australia pledges E Timor support

February 15 ... more > Top ^

Feb.15  Berlin  Deutsche Postbank posts 39% loss  Kenya  Kenyans to review disputed poll  Pakistan  Musharraf warns against protests   European Union   Green light for EU Kosovo mission  The EU has approved a civilian police and justice mission to help enforce the rule of law. Kosovo is poised to declare independence   Benin Bush begins Africa trip
 Malaysia  Police break up protest by ethnic Indians

February 16 ... more > Top ^

Feb.16   West Pakistan Car bomb kills 37 ahead of vote
 Kosovo  Celebrations ahead of a independence   Kandahar   At least 80 people killed in blast   A suspected bomb attack has killed dozens of people in Kandahar, as people were watching a dog-fighting competition

February 17 ... more > Top ^

Feb.17   Cyprus President ousted in poll
 Tanzania  Bush signs aid deal with Tanzania   Kosovo   Kosovo declares independence
  Kosovo has formally declared its independence from Serbia in a move opposed by Serbia and Russia but backed by many western governments
 Lawmakers in the legislature of the former province approved the declaration of independence at an extraordinary session. It was read out in Albanian, Serbian and English by prime minister Thaci before the approval of state symbols including new national flag and anthem


February 18 ... more > Top ^

Feb.18   Washington U.S. recognizes independent Kosovo  London  Al Fayed: Diana's death was 'hot murder'  Serbia  Serbia recalls ambassador from US  Iraq  Al Qaeda in Iraq killing former allies   Pakistan     Musharraf party 'lagging in poll'
  The opposition parties are well ahead in the country's elections. The ruling PML-Q would be consigned to the opposition if results were confirmed
 Supporters of opposition parties including Sharif's PML-N and the PPP of the late Bhutto have been celebrating in the streets


February 19 ... more > Top ^

Feb.19   Cuba     Castro resigns as president
  Fidel Castro announced his resignation as president and commander in chief of the military , according to a letter published in the Granma
 The resignation ends nearly a half-century of iron-fisted rule that frustrated 10 U.S. presidents. Bush said Castro's decision ought to spark 'a democratic transition'. John Negroponte added that the 1962 embargo would probably not be lifted 'any time soon'
 Pakistan  Bhutto party in coalition offer  Kosovo  Fire attacks protest Kosovo breakaway   Japan   Marine suspected of rape   The U.S. military imposed tight restrictions on all personnel in Okinawa amid a furor over the arrest of Staff Sgt. Tyrone Luther Hadnott, 38   Wisconsin Obama wins Wisconsin primary poll

February 20 ... more > Top ^

Feb.20  Pakistan  Musharraf reaches out to rivals  Southern Iraq  Mehdi Army may end cease-fire  Kenya  Kenya 'at risk of fresh violence'   Hawaii   US missile hits 'toxic satellite'
Map of Hawaii
  The US has successfully struck a disabled spy satellite USA 193 with a missile fired from a warship in waters west of Hawaii


February 21 ... more > Top ^

Feb.21   London UK: CIA rendition flights used British soil
 Belgrade  Serbs gather for Kosovo protest   Belgrade     US embassy in Belgrade attacked Map of Belgrade Serbia
  Several hundred protesters have attacked the US and other embassies in Belgrade in anger at Western support for Kosovo's independence.    Demonstrators are throwing rocks, breaking windows and setting fires....
 Pakistan  Leaders agree on coalition  Venezuela  Jetliner reported missing   Venezuela   Jetliner crashes in mountains
  A plane that was reported missing with 46 people aboard has crashed in the Andes. Emergency crews have launched rescue attempts.    Harsh weather and rough terrain will make rescue job difficult. The Santa Barbar...
 Washington  Storm over Serbia embassy attacks

February 22 ... more > Top ^

Feb.22   Northern Iraq     Turkish troops enter Iraq
  Turkish ground forces have crossed the border into northern Iraq to target Kurdish rebels to be sheltering there
 The raid began after an air and artillery bombardment
  Baghdad   Al-Sadr extends Mehdi Army cease-fire  Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has extended for 6 months the cease-fire he imposed last summer on his Mehdi Army militia   Iran Iran 'nuclear questions remain'
 Venezuela  No survivors in plane crash   Iraq   'Surge' produces some results  A year after Bush ordered 30,000 additional U.S. troops, American and Iraqi officials said there has been a drop in violence  Northern Iraq  'Dozens dead' in Turkish assault   Guam   B-2 stealth bomber crashed   One of the world's most expensive military aircraft has crashed on the Pacific island shortly after taking off. Both pilots ejected and surv...

February 23 ... more > Top ^

Feb.23  Northern Iraq  Turkey: 35 Kurd rebels killed  Serbia  Serbia: U.S. to blame for violence  USA  Clinton denounces Obama tactics   Northern Iraq PKK 'shoots down Turkish chopper'
 Iran  Ahm-jad: Nations jealous of nuke progress  New York  W. Klitschko wins unification bout

February 24 ... more > Top ^

Feb.24   Cuba   Raul Castro named president
  Raul Castro has been unanimously selected to succeed his brother Fidel as leader by National Assembly
 Fidel Castro, 81, had been out of the public eye since July 2006 when he had major surgery. Raul's name was the only one put before the communist deputies. He has in effect been president since and the National Assembly just formalizing his position
  Iraq Bombers, gunmen attack Shiite pilgrimage  Pakistan  Pakistan 'sparks YouTube outage'  Los Angeles  Coens' No Country sweeps Oscars  Israel  Israel steps up border security

February 25 ... more > Top ^

Feb.25  Sunni Triangle  Wheelchair bomb kills police chief  UN  UN warns over food aid rationing   Northern Iraq     Turks claim 41 rebels killed  2 military personnel died in a further day of fighting. The White House is in 'constant dialogue' with Iraq and Turkey about the operation  USA  Robed Obama picture ignites row  Kenya  Annan threatens to leave talks

February 26 ... more > Top ^

Feb.26   Kenya Poll negotiations suspended
  Ohio     Democrats meet in crucial debate   Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have begun a debate by attacking each other's tactics, each saying they stand for universal healthcare

February 27 ... more > Top ^

Feb.27   South Africa   Outcry in SA over 'racist' video  Several white students face criminal charges after allegedly forcing black campus employees to eat food that had been urinated on   European Union EU fines Microsoft record $1.4bn
 Japan  Rice tries to soothe Japan on rape case   Thailand     Thaksin taken into police custody  Former 58-year-old prime minister was taken into police custody after arriving on Thai soil and ending 17 months of exile to face corruption...  Gaza  Airstrike hits Gaza ministry building

February 28 ... more > Top ^

Feb.28   Kenya   Rivals sign power-sharing deal
  President Kibaki and opposition leader Odinga agreed to form a coalition government after weeks of wrangling.    They were shown on TV sitting together. Former U.N. Secretary-Gene...
 Gaza  Four children die in strike   Gaza   Israeli forces pound Gaza Strip
  Israeli forces have kept up attacks on the Strip, where they have killed at least 32 Palestinians, militants and civilians. Gazan drivers are staying at home
 Singapore  Interpol alerts on terror suspect  Afghanistan  Army considers Harry deployment  Moscow  Official admits media bias

February 29 ... more > Top ^

Feb.29   Afghanistan   Harry withdrawn from Afghanistan
  23-year-old Prince Harry is to be withdrawn from Afghanistan after news of his secret deployment leaked out
  Northern Iraq Turkish troops pull out of Iraq  Baghdad  Iraq approves execution of 'Chemical Ali'   USA Boeing loses out in $40bn US deal  Turkey  Turkey urges PKK to end struggle  NW Pakistan  30 killed in funeral blast  U.S. Congress  Air tanker deal provokes US row  Guatemala  Bus crash kills 57


Rebels move in on Chad capital Map of N%27Djamena Chad




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Feb.2   Chad
  Ambassador to the U.S. has insisted that an uprising is being quashed by government troops amid reports that 400 rebels had entered the city.    Rebels had surrounded the palace. The rebels began their advance on N'Djamena from near border...
Feb.2  Mosul  Iraq set for new offensive in Mosul Feb.3  Chad  More flee Chad as fighting rages Feb.4   Chad Rebels withdraw from capital   Rebels fighting government forces had withdrawn from the capital to allow the civilian population the chance to escape Feb.4  UN Security Council  Support Chad president, says UN Feb.5  Chad  Ceasefire in fighting as thousands flee Feb.6   Iraq Video claims to show al Qaeda kid camp Feb.6  U.S. Congress  R. Gates: Afghanistan may split up NATO Feb.8   Moscow Putin vows 'arms race' response Feb.8   Darfur Sudan bombs rebel forces Feb.11  Washington  Russian bomber buzzes U.S. carrier Feb.14   Beirut Hezbollah chief: Israel faces 'open war' Feb.19   Japan Marine suspected of rape   The U.S. military imposed tight restrictions on all personnel in Okinawa amid a furor over the arrest of Staff Sgt. Tyrone Luther Hadnott, 38 Feb.20  Southern Iraq  Mehdi Army may end cease-fire Feb.20   Hawaii US missile hits 'toxic satellite' Map of Hawaii
  The US has successfully struck a disabled spy satellite USA 193 with a missile fired from a warship in waters west of Hawaii
Feb.22   Northern Iraq   Turkish troops enter Iraq
  Turkish ground forces have crossed the border into northern Iraq to target Kurdish rebels to be sheltering there
 The raid began after an air and artillery bombardment
Feb.22   Baghdad Al-Sadr extends Mehdi Army cease-fire  Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has extended for 6 months the cease-fire he imposed last summer on his Mehdi Army militia Feb.22   Iran Iran 'nuclear questions remain'
Feb.22   Iraq 'Surge' produces some results  A year after Bush ordered 30,000 additional U.S. troops, American and Iraqi officials said there has been a drop in violence Feb.22  Northern Iraq  'Dozens dead' in Turkish assault Feb.22   Guam B-2 stealth bomber crashed   One of the world's most expensive military aircraft has crashed on the Pacific island shortly after taking off. Both pilots ejected and surv... Feb.23  Northern Iraq  Turkey: 35 Kurd rebels killed Feb.23   Northern Iraq PKK 'shoots down Turkish chopper' Feb.24  Israel  Israel steps up border security Feb.25   Northern Iraq   Turks claim 41 rebels killed  2 military personnel died in a further day of fighting. The White House is in 'constant dialogue' with Iraq and Turkey about the operation Feb.27  Gaza  Airstrike hits Gaza ministry building Feb.28  Gaza  Four children die in strike Feb.28   Gaza Israeli forces pound Gaza Strip
  Israeli forces have kept up attacks on the Strip, where they have killed at least 32 Palestinians, militants and civilians. Gazan drivers are staying at home
Feb.28  Afghanistan  Army considers Harry deployment Feb.29   Afghanistan Harry withdrawn from Afghanistan
  23-year-old Prince Harry is to be withdrawn from Afghanistan after news of his secret deployment leaked out
Feb.29   Northern Iraq Turkish troops pull out of Iraq Feb.29   USA Boeing loses out in $40bn US deal Feb.29  Turkey  Turkey urges PKK to end struggle Feb.29  U.S. Congress  Air tanker deal provokes US row



World, February 2008 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2008 Feb.1   United Arab Emirates Third undersea Internet cable cut
  A cable was cut off the emirate of Duba, the third loss of a line carrying Internet and telephone traffic in three days.
Feb.1  China  Weather crisis 'to worsen' Feb.3   Rwanda Great Lakes hit by deadly quakes Feb.6   Tennessee Tornadoes kill 48 across U.S. South   Emergency crews searched for victims who might have been overlooked after violent storms and tornadoes roared through the mid-South Feb.12  Bolivia  Bolivia declares flooding disaster Feb.21  Venezuela  Jetliner reported missing Feb.21   Venezuela Jetliner crashes in mountains
  A plane that was reported missing with 46 people aboard has crashed in the Andes. Emergency crews have launched rescue attempts.    Harsh weather and rough terrain will make rescue job difficult. The Santa Barbar...
Feb.22  Venezuela  No survivors in plane crash Feb.22   Guam B-2 stealth bomber crashed   One of the world's most expensive military aircraft has crashed on the Pacific island shortly after taking off. Both pilots ejected and surv... Feb.25  UN  UN warns over food aid rationing Feb.29  Guatemala  Bus crash kills 57



World, February 2008 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2008 Feb.3   Arizona Giants win Super Bowl over Patriots  In one of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl history, New York shattered the New England Patriots' unbeaten season 17-14 Feb.8  Japan  Sumo hazing allegations Feb.10   Ghana Egypt won a record sixth Africa Cup Feb.12   Southern California Spielberg boycotts Olympic role  US film director has withdrawn as an artistic adviser to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing over China's role in Darfur Feb.13  House of Representatives  Baseball star Clemens denies doping Feb.23  New York  W. Klitschko wins unification bout



World, February 2008 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2008 Feb.1   United Arab Emirates Third undersea Internet cable cut
  A cable was cut off the emirate of Duba, the third loss of a line carrying Internet and telephone traffic in three days.
Feb.1   Microsoft Microsoft wants to purchase Yahoo  Microsoft has offered to buy the search engine company for $44.6bn in cash and shares. The offer is 62% above Yahoo's closing share price Feb.6  New York  Actor Ledger 'died of overdose' Feb.6  Morocco  Facebook fraudster 'stole prince's ID' Feb.8  Western Australia  Family ready for Ledger funeral Feb.12  Moscow  Russia and Ukraine reach gas deal Feb.12  Venezuela  Exxon Mobil cut off from Venezuela's oil Feb.15  Berlin  Deutsche Postbank posts 39% loss Feb.24  Pakistan  Pakistan 'sparks YouTube outage' Feb.24  Los Angeles  Coens' No Country sweeps Oscars Feb.27   European Union EU fines Microsoft record $1.4bn Feb.29   USA Boeing loses out in $40bn US deal



World, February 2008 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2008 Feb.1   Baghdad Female bombers kill 64 at markets   Two mentally disabled were strapped with explosives and sent into busy markets, where they were blown up by remote control Feb.6  Morocco  Facebook fraudster 'stole prince's ID' Feb.7  Rawalpindi  Bhutto assassination suspects arrested Feb.8   Pakistan Scotland Yard: 'Blast killed Bhutto'
Feb.8  Japan  Sumo hazing allegations Feb.9  NW Pakistan  Blast at election rally Feb.10   Peshawar Blast toll rises to 27 Feb.10  Sunni Triangle  Town of Balad hit by deadly car bomb Feb.10   East Timor President Ramos-Horta shot at home Map of Dili East Timor
  Jose Ramos-Horta is undergoing emergency surgery after his house in the capital came under attack. He was shot in the stomach during the shoot-out.    Ramos-Horta was shot twice, while Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao escaped unhurt in coordinated attacks on their homes allegedly by rebel troops. Al...
Feb.11   Washington US 'to charge six 9/11 suspects' Feb.11  Washington  U.S. official leaked secrets to China Feb.11   Guantanamo 6 Gitmo detainees to face trial for 9/11 Feb.12  Denmark  Cartoons 'plotters' held 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.    Hezbollah blamed Israel for assassinating him. Mughniyeh had bee...
Feb.14  Baghdad  Women patients recruited as bombers Feb.16   West Pakistan Car bomb kills 37 ahead of vote
Feb.16   Kandahar At least 80 people killed in blast   A suspected bomb attack has killed dozens of people in Kandahar, as people were watching a dog-fighting competition Feb.18  Iraq  Al Qaeda in Iraq killing former allies Feb.19  Kosovo  Fire attacks protest Kosovo breakaway Feb.19   Japan Marine suspected of rape   The U.S. military imposed tight restrictions on all personnel in Okinawa amid a furor over the arrest of Staff Sgt. Tyrone Luther Hadnott, 38 Feb.20  Kenya  Kenya 'at risk of fresh violence' Feb.23  Serbia  Serbia: U.S. to blame for violence Feb.24   Iraq Bombers, gunmen attack Shiite pilgrimage Feb.25  Sunni Triangle  Wheelchair bomb kills police chief Feb.28  Singapore  Interpol alerts on terror suspect Feb.29  Baghdad  Iraq approves execution of 'Chemical Ali' Feb.29  NW Pakistan  30 killed in funeral blast



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2008 Feb.2  Serbia  Voters choosing president Feb.3   Serbia Pro-Western Tadic wins new term
  Incumbent Boris Tadic narrowly won a second term as president after a runoff with ultranationalist rival Tomislav Nikolic
 Tadic edged out Nikolic by a margin of 50.5% to 47.9%. He supports Serbia's eventual membership in the European Union
Feb.3  Sri Lanka  S Lanka anniversary amid tensions Feb.4  UN Security Council  Support Chad president, says UN Feb.5  Zimbabwe  Ex-ally to fight Mugabe in poll Feb.5   USA   McCain surges ahead in primaries
  John McCain has forged ahead in his bid to win the Republican nomination, winning some major primaries.    Barack Obama won two big early states, bu...
Feb.5  CIA  CIA admits waterboarding inmates Feb.6  USA  Democratic race remains wide open Feb.6  Chad  President 'in control of entire country' Feb.6  Morocco  Facebook fraudster 'stole prince's ID' Feb.6   Kabul Rice and Miliband on Afghan trip Feb.7  Kabul  Karzai denies tensions with West Feb.7   USA Romney suspends White House bid Feb.7  USA  McCain plea as Romney withdraws Feb.8   Moscow Putin vows 'arms race' response Feb.8  Kenya  Deal will create joint government Feb.8  London  PM rejects special laws for Muslims Feb.8   Turkey Turks set to ease headscarf ban Feb.9   Myanmar Burmese junta sets voting dates Feb.9  NW Pakistan  Blast at election rally Feb.9   USA Obama takes poll clean sweep Feb.10  New England  Obama set for clear Maine victory Feb.12  Moscow  Russia and Ukraine reach gas deal Feb.12  Denmark  Cartoons 'plotters' held Feb.12   Australia Australia apologizes to Aborigines   The government apologized for years of 'mistreatment' that inflicted 'profound grief, suffering and loss' on the country's Aboriginal people Feb.12   Southern California Spielberg boycotts Olympic role  US film director has withdrawn as an artistic adviser to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing over China's role in Darfur Feb.12   Washington   Obama, McCain sweep Potomac primaries   While John McCain was inching toward the Republican presidential nomination, Barack Obama staked a claim as the Democratic front-runner Feb.13  House of Representatives  Baseball star Clemens denies doping Feb.13  Zimbabwe  Mugabe faces double challenge Feb.13  Washington  US hails Hezbollah leader's death Feb.13  Beirut  Crowds mass for memorials Feb.14   Serbia Serbia: Kosovo breakaway 'illegal' Feb.14   Beirut Hezbollah chief: Israel faces 'open war' Feb.14  Baghdad  Iranian president to make Iraq visit Feb.14  Moscow  Putin scorns move to back Kosovo Feb.14  Australia  Australia pledges E Timor support Feb.15  Kenya  Kenyans to review disputed poll Feb.15  Pakistan  Musharraf warns against protests Feb.15   European Union Green light for EU Kosovo mission  The EU has approved a civilian police and justice mission to help enforce the rule of law. Kosovo is poised to declare independence Feb.15   Benin Bush begins Africa trip Feb.15  Malaysia  Police break up protest by ethnic Indians Feb.16  Kosovo  Celebrations ahead of a independence Feb.17   Cyprus President ousted in poll Feb.17  Tanzania  Bush signs aid deal with Tanzania Feb.17   Kosovo Kosovo declares independence
  Kosovo has formally declared its independence from Serbia in a move opposed by Serbia and Russia but backed by many western governments
 Lawmakers in the legislature of the former province approved the declaration of independence at an extraordinary session. It was read out in Albanian, Serbian and English by prime minister Thaci before the approval of state symbols including new national flag and anthem
Feb.18   Washington U.S. recognizes independent Kosovo Feb.18  London  Al Fayed: Diana's death was 'hot murder' Feb.18  Serbia  Serbia recalls ambassador from US Feb.18   Pakistan   Musharraf party 'lagging in poll'
  The opposition parties are well ahead in the country's elections. The ruling PML-Q would be consigned to the opposition if results were confirmed
 Supporters of opposition parties including Sharif's PML-N and the PPP of the late Bhutto have been celebrating in the streets
Feb.19   Cuba   Castro resigns as president
  Fidel Castro announced his resignation as president and commander in chief of the military , according to a letter published in the Granma
 The resignation ends nearly a half-century of iron-fisted rule that frustrated 10 U.S. presidents. Bush said Castro's decision ought to spark 'a democratic transition'. John Negroponte added that the 1962 embargo would probably not be lifted 'any time soon'
Feb.19  Pakistan  Bhutto party in coalition offer Feb.19  Kosovo  Fire attacks protest Kosovo breakaway Feb.19   Wisconsin Obama wins Wisconsin primary poll Feb.20  Pakistan  Musharraf reaches out to rivals Feb.20   Hawaii US missile hits 'toxic satellite' Map of Hawaii
  The US has successfully struck a disabled spy satellite USA 193 with a missile fired from a warship in waters west of Hawaii
Feb.21   London UK: CIA rendition flights used British soil Feb.21  Belgrade  Serbs gather for Kosovo protest Feb.21   Belgrade   US embassy in Belgrade attacked Map of Belgrade Serbia
  Several hundred protesters have attacked the US and other embassies in Belgrade in anger at Western support for Kosovo's independence.    Demonstrators are throwing rocks, breaking windows and setting fires....
Feb.21  Pakistan  Leaders agree on coalition Feb.21  Washington  Storm over Serbia embassy attacks Feb.22   Baghdad Al-Sadr extends Mehdi Army cease-fire  Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has extended for 6 months the cease-fire he imposed last summer on his Mehdi Army militia Feb.22   Iran Iran 'nuclear questions remain' Feb.23  USA  Clinton denounces Obama tactics Feb.23  Iran  Ahm-jad: Nations jealous of nuke progress Feb.24   Cuba Raul Castro named president
  Raul Castro has been unanimously selected to succeed his brother Fidel as leader by National Assembly
 Fidel Castro, 81, had been out of the public eye since July 2006 when he had major surgery. Raul's name was the only one put before the communist deputies. He has in effect been president since and the National Assembly just formalizing his position
Feb.24  Pakistan  Pakistan 'sparks YouTube outage' Feb.25  UN  UN warns over food aid rationing Feb.25  USA  Robed Obama picture ignites row Feb.25  Kenya  Annan threatens to leave talks Feb.26   Kenya Poll negotiations suspended
Feb.26   Ohio   Democrats meet in crucial debate   Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have begun a debate by attacking each other's tactics, each saying they stand for universal healthcare Feb.27   South Africa Outcry in SA over 'racist' video  Several white students face criminal charges after allegedly forcing black campus employees to eat food that had been urinated on Feb.27  Japan  Rice tries to soothe Japan on rape case Feb.27   Thailand   Thaksin taken into police custody  Former 58-year-old prime minister was taken into police custody after arriving on Thai soil and ending 17 months of exile to face corruption... Feb.28   Kenya Rivals sign power-sharing deal
  President Kibaki and opposition leader Odinga agreed to form a coalition government after weeks of wrangling.    They were shown on TV sitting together. Former U.N. Secretary-Gene...
Feb.28  Afghanistan  Army considers Harry deployment Feb.28  Moscow  Official admits media bias Feb.29   Afghanistan Harry withdrawn from Afghanistan
  23-year-old Prince Harry is to be withdrawn from Afghanistan after news of his secret deployment leaked out
Feb.29  U.S. Congress  Air tanker deal provokes US row