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B. 02-17 Kosovo declares independence Kosovo
C. 05-06 Cyclone death toll jumps to 22,000 Myanmar
D. 05-12 Quake death toll 50,000 Sichuan
4. 07-02 Betancourt rescued from FARC Colombia
5. 07-21 Bosnia war criminal Karadzic arrested Serbia
G. 08-08 China kicks off Olympics Ceremony Beijing
7. 08-08 Georgia under attack by Russian tanks Tskhinvali, South Ossetia
09-14 Lehman Bros files for bankruptcy New York
J. 11-04 Barack Obama wins presidential election Washington

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Kosovo declares independence Cyclone death toll jumps to 22,000   Quake death toll 50,000   80 percent of the buildings collapsed in the Beichuan Qiang Autonomous County after the 7.8-magnitude quake Betancourt rescued from FARC Bosnia war criminal Karadzic arrested China kicks off Olympics Ceremony Georgia under attack by Russian tanks Lehman Bros files for bankruptcy
Jan.1  Kenya  Mob burns Kenyans cowering in church
Jan.7  Iran  Iran boats threatened US ships
Jan.10  New Zealand  Everest legend Edmund Hillary dies
Jan.17  Kenya  Kenya 'turned into killing field'
Jan.21  Global  World markets plunge on U.S. fears
Jan.22  Gaza  Palestinians blow up border wall
Jan.24  Paris  Rogue trader to cost SocGen $7bn
Jan.26  Jakarta  Former President Suharto dies at 86
Jan.30  China  Stranded take buses anywhere
Feb.3  Serbia  Pro-Western Tadic wins new term
Feb.17   Kosovo
Feb.18  Pakistan  Musharraf party 'lagging in poll'
Feb.19  Cuba  Castro resigns as president
Feb.22  Northern Iraq  Turkish troops enter Iraq
Feb.24  Cuba  Raul Castro named president
Feb.28  Gaza  Israeli forces pound Gaza Strip
Feb.29  Afghanistan  Harry withdrawn from Afghanistan
Mar.1  Ecuador  Top FARC leader killed by Colombians
Mar.2  Moscow  Medvedev 'heading for clear win'
Mar.4  USA  McCain wins Republican nomination
Mar.12  New York  Scandal-hit governor resigns
Mar.14  Tibet  Riots, shots as anti-China unrest grows
Mar.24  Greece  Protest as Olympic torch is lit
Mar.25  Basra  Iraq forces battle Basra militias
Mar.27  Netherlands  Dutch MP posts Islam film on web
Apr.2  Zimbabwe  Mugabe's Zanu-PF loses majority
Apr.3  Texas  Police entered YFZ compound
Apr.7  Paris  Olympic torch extinguished
 London  Princess Diana 'unlawfully killed'
Apr.14  Rome  Billionaire Berlusconi wins election
Apr.27  Austria  Captive woman had 7 children by father
May.3  Myanmar  78,000 dead in cyclone, 56,000 missing
May.6   Myanmar
May.12   Sichuan
May.24  Naples  Violence breaks out over trash crisis
May.28  Nepal  Nepal abolishes monarchy
Jun.2  Rome  Summit targets global food crisis
Jun.3  U. S. Midwest  Obama winner of Democratic race
Jun.13  Ireland  Irish reject EU treaty
 Kandahar  Taliban jail raid frees hundreds
Jun.18  Washington  Bush calls for offshore drilling
 Gaza  Israel, Hamas begin truce in Gaza
Jun.21  Philippines  Ferry hit by typhoon
Jun.22  Zimbabwe  Opposition pulls out of election
Jul.2  Jerusalem  Bulldozer terrorist kills 3 in rampage
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Jul.11  New York  Oil price per barrel reached $147.02
Jul.12  Paris  France hosts Mediterranean summit
Jul.14  Sudan  President charged with genocide
Jul.16  Israel  Israel swaps prisoners for bodies
Jul.21   Serbia
Aug.1  Washington  US anthrax 'suspect' found dead
Aug.7  South Ossetia  Heavy fighting in South Ossetia
Aug.8   Beijing
  South Ossetia
Aug.12  Moscow  Cease-fire, not peace reached in Georgia
Aug.16  Beijing  Phelps wins historic eighth gold
Aug.18  Pakistan  Musharraf resigns
Aug.20  Madrid  153 dead in Madrid plane crash
Aug.26  Moscow  Russia recognizes Georgian rebel regions
Aug.29  Ohio  McCain picks woman running mate
Sep.6  Pakistan  Bhutto widower is new president
Sep.7  Washington  US takes over key mortgage firms
Sep.9  North Korea  Kim missing from parade
Sep.10  Switzerland  'Big Bang' experiment starts well
Sep.12  Los Angeles  24 killed, 135 injured in train collision
Sep.14  China  Death toll from landslide reaches 254
  New York
  The 4th-largest investment bank in the US will file for bankruptcy protection, amid a growing global financial crisis.    The move dealed a further blow to the global financial system. It was a primary dealer in t...
Sep.15  Zimbabwe  Rivals sign power-share deal
Sep.16  New York  World markets continue to slide
Sep.17  China  3 babies dead, 6,200 ill from milk formula
Sep.19  Washington  Bush hails financial rescue plan
Sep.21  South Africa  Mbeki resigns as president
Sep.23  Finland  School gunman kills nine
 Global  China's tainted milk scare spreads globally
Sep.25  Somalia  Pirates seize ship carrying tanks
Sep.27  China  Astronaut takes China's first spacewalk
Oct.3  House of Representatives  House backs $700bn bail-out plan
Oct.7  New York  Dow Jones hits 5-year low
Nov.4   Washington
  As polls closed on the West coast, the senator was projected to receive enough electoral votes to pass the 270-vote threshold.    Obama is projected to win California, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii and Virginia. Democratic Senator s...
Nov.7  Haiti  At least 84 dead in school collapse Nov.15  Washington  Summit pledge to 'restore growth' Nov.17  Somalia  Hijacked oil tanker nears Somalia Nov.18  U.S. Congress  US car firms ask for $25bn aid Nov.21  Moscow  Russia extends presidential term 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 ... Dec.1  Thailand  Top Thai court bans ruling party Dec.2  Zimbabwe  Cholera deaths near 500 Dec.6  Athens  Police shooting sparks riot Dec.9  Chicago  Illinois governor seized in probe Dec.13  New York  Top investors 'hit by $50bn con' Dec.14  Baghdad  Iraqi journalist throws shoes at Bush Dec.19  Washington  US to send 3,000 more troops to Afgh-an Dec.27   Gaza Airstrikes pounded targets in Gaza



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Europe
Pro-Western Tadic wins new term
Kosovo declares independence
Medvedev 'heading for clear win'
Olympic torch extinguished
Irish reject EU treaty
Bosnia war criminal Karadzic arrested
Rogue trader to cost SocGen $7bn
Rogue trader to cost SocGen $7bn
Captive woman had 7 children by father
Bosnia war criminal Karadzic arrested
Police shooting sparks riot
153 dead in Madrid plane crash
USA
Obama winner of Democratic race
McCain picks woman running mate
House backs $700bn bail-out plan
Barack Obama wins presidential election
Summit pledge to 'restore growth'
US car firms ask for $25bn aid
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Oil price per barrel reached $147.02
Lehman Bros files for bankruptcy
House backs $700bn bail-out plan
Dow Jones hits 5-year low
Summit pledge to 'restore growth'
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Middle East
Iraqi journalist throws shoes at Bush
Palestinians blow up border wall
Israel, Hamas begin truce in Gaza
Heavy fighting in South Ossetia
Georgia under attack by Russian tanks
Airstrikes pounded targets in Gaza
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European Union
Protest as Olympic torch is lit
Olympic torch extinguished
Irish reject EU treaty
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Rogue trader to cost SocGen $7bn
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Captive woman had 7 children by father
Police shooting sparks riot
153 dead in Madrid plane crash
East Asia
Former President Suharto dies at 86
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78,000 dead in cyclone, 56,000 missing
Cyclone death toll jumps to 22,000
Quake death toll 50,000
3 babies dead, 6,200 ill from milk formula
Arab Countries
Iraqi journalist throws shoes at Bush
Palestinians blow up border wall
Israel, Hamas begin truce in Gaza
Pirates seize ship carrying tanks
Airstrikes pounded targets in Gaza
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Pirates seize ship carrying tanks
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South Asia
Musharraf party 'lagging in poll'
Riots, shots as anti-China unrest grows
Nepal abolishes monarchy
Musharraf resigns
Harry withdrawn from Afghanistan
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Scores killed in rampage
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China
Riots, shots as anti-China unrest grows
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Stranded take buses anywhere
Quake death toll 50,000
3 babies dead, 6,200 ill from milk formula
Balkans
Pro-Western Tadic wins new term
Kosovo declares independence
Protest as Olympic torch is lit
Bosnia war criminal Karadzic arrested
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Police shooting sparks riot
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New York
Scandal-hit governor resigns
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Oil price per barrel reached $147.02
Lehman Bros files for bankruptcy
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Palestinians blow up border wall
Israel, Hamas begin truce in Gaza
Airstrikes pounded targets in Gaza
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Washington
House backs $700bn bail-out plan
Barack Obama wins presidential election
Summit pledge to 'restore growth'
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Latin America
Castro resigns as president
Raul Castro named president
Top FARC leader killed by Colombians
Betancourt rescued from FARC
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Kenya 'turned into killing field'
Pirates seize ship carrying tanks
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Mob burns Kenyans cowering in church
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Southeast Asia
Former President Suharto dies at 86
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78,000 dead in cyclone, 56,000 missing
Cyclone death toll jumps to 22,000
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Medvedev 'heading for clear win'
Heavy fighting in South Ossetia
Georgia under attack by Russian tanks
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Serbia
Pro-Western Tadic wins new term
Kosovo declares independence
Bosnia war criminal Karadzic arrested
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Mob burns Kenyans cowering in church Iran boats threatened US ships Everest legend Edmund Hillary dies Kenya 'turned into killing field'   Opposition leader Odinga has accused the government and the police of turning the country into 'killing fields of the innocent'   World markets plunge on U.S. fears  Stock markets were, prompted by pessimism about Bush's plans to boost the U.S. economy. India's Sensex stock index fell nearly 11% Palestinians blow up border wall   Thousands of people fled after hearing explosions. Masked Palestinian gunmen blew holes in a border wall 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 Former President Suharto dies at 86 Stranded take buses anywhere Pro-Western Tadic wins new term Kosovo declares independence


January 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1   Kenya
Jan.6  Georgia  Saakashvili claims majority in vote
Jan.7   Iran
Jan.8  New Hampshire  Clinton wins Democratic primary
Jan.10   New Zealand
 Venezuela  Freed hostages reunited with families
Jan.14  Kabul  Taliban attack luxury hotel
Jan.16  Tribal Areas  Militants overrun fort
Jan.17   Kenya  
Jan.21   Global  
Jan.22  Manhattan  Heath Ledger found dead
  Gaza  
Jan.24   Paris  
 Rome  Prodi resigns after losing vote
Jan.26   Jakarta
Jan.28  Kenya  Gangs face off in tribal violence
Jan.30  Jerusalem  War report piles pressure on Olmert
  China


February 2008 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1  United Arab Emirates  Third undersea Internet cable cut
Feb.2  Chad  Rebels move in on Chad capital
Feb.3   Serbia
Feb.5  USA  McCain surges ahead in primaries
Feb.10  East Timor  President Ramos-Horta shot at home
Feb.13  Syria  Blast kills top Hezbollah commander
Feb.17   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 o...
Feb.18   Pakistan Musharraf party 'lagging in poll'
Feb.19   Cuba Castro resigns as president Feb.20  Hawaii  US missile hits 'toxic satellite' Feb.21  Belgrade  US embassy in Belgrade attacked  Venezuela  Jetliner crashes in mountains Feb.22   Northern Iraq Turkish troops enter Iraq Feb.24   Cuba Raul Castro named president Feb.28  Kenya  Rivals sign power-sharing deal   Gaza Israeli forces pound Gaza Strip Feb.29   Afghanistan Harry withdrawn from Afghanistan

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Mar.1   Ecuador     Top FARC leader killed by Colombians   Raul Reyes, the top commander of left-wing guerrillas was killed in an air raid followed by a ground operation Mar.2   Moscow Medvedev 'heading for clear win'
Mar.4   USA McCain wins Republican nomination Mar.6  Jerusalem  Gunman opens fire in Jewish seminary Mar.7  Dominican Republic  Leaders say Colombia crisis over Mar.9  Spain  Socialists claim victory Mar.12   New York Scandal-hit governor resigns Mar.14   Tibet   Riots, shots as anti-China unrest grows   Opponents of Chinese rule set fire to vehicles and shops as tear gas filled the streets and gunfire rang out in the capital, Lhasa Mar.24   Greece Protest as Olympic torch is lit  Pakistan  Judges freed by new PM Mar.25   Basra Iraq forces battle Basra militias Mar.27   Netherlands Dutch MP posts Islam film on web Mar.31  Chad  Aid workers free after Chad pardon

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Apr.2   Zimbabwe Mugabe's Zanu-PF loses majority
Apr.3  NATO  NATO denies Georgia and Ukraine   Texas Police entered YFZ compound Apr.7   Paris   Olympic torch extinguished   The relay was disrupted by protesters demonstrating against the Chinese government, causing authorities to extinguish the flame 3 times   London Princess Diana 'unlawfully killed' Apr.12  Zambia  Summit opens to end Zimbabwe vote crisis  Global  IMF head gives food price warning Apr.13  Nepal  Maoists extend poll lead Apr.14   Rome Billionaire Berlusconi wins election Apr.15  Washington  Warm US welcome for Pope Benedict Apr.21  Georgia  Georgia accuses Russia of downing plane Apr.22  Darfur  Darfur deaths 'could be 300,000' Apr.24  Syria  Syria 'had covert nuclear scheme' Apr.26  Zimbabwe  Recount shows opposition ahead  Kabul  President flees ceremony attack Apr.27   Austria     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

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May.3  China  China on alert over deadly child virus   Myanmar     78,000 dead in cyclone, 56,000 missing   Burma has declared 5 disaster areas, including Rangoon, after a large tropical cyclone hit the states of Irrawaddy, Bago, Karen and Mon May.6   Myanmar     Cyclone death toll jumps to 22,000
  41,000 missing after the catastrophic cyclone that battered the country. The U.N. estimated up to a million could be homeless.    Aid agencies begin what they expect to be a major relief operation to help tens of thousands left without clean water an...
May.8  Jerusalem  Olmert faces new corruption probe  Myanmar  Burma 'wants aid not foreigners' May.9  Beirut  Hezbollah takes over west Beirut May.11  Serbia  Pro-West president declares win May.12   Sichuan     Quake death toll 50,000
Map of Sichuan
  80 percent of the buildings collapsed in the Beichuan Qiang Autonomous County after the 7.8-magnitude quake
 Several hundred students are also feared to be buried in collapsed school buildings. 'Five million' homeless in quake. A frightened schoolgirl was pulled safely from the rubble of a school dormitory. More than 4.3 million homes collapsed or sustained damage
May.15  Sichuan  President Hu Jintao visits quake area May.18  Colombia  Rebel leader surrenders May.22  New York  Oil soars to new record over $135 May.24   Naples Violence breaks out over trash crisis  Colombia  FARC leader dead May.28   Nepal   Nepal abolishes monarchy  Newly elected leadership changed the country to a republic, a historic move that ended about 240 years of autocratic rule

June 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1  Iraq  Iraqi, American death tolls drop in May Jun.2   Rome Summit targets global food crisis
Jun.3   U. S. Midwest     Obama winner of Democratic race   Democratic presidential candidate has earned enough delegates to clinch his party's nomination, US media have projected Jun.5  Guantanamo  9/11 suspects on trial Jun.6  New York  Oil price soars as US woes mount Jun.9  Somalia  Factions sign peace deal Jun.10  Sudan  28 dead as fire engulfs plane  Nepal  Former king to leave palace Jun.13   Ireland   Irish reject EU treaty  Prime Minister Brian Cowen was disappointed that Irish voters rejected the European Union reform treaty; 53.4 percent no, to 46.6 percent yes   Kandahar Taliban jail raid frees hundreds Jun.18   Washington Bush calls for offshore drilling   Gaza     Israel, Hamas begin truce in Gaza  A truce between Israel and Palestinian militants took effect at 6 a.m. local time, after both sides spent the previous day trading blows Jun.21   Philippines Ferry hit by typhoon Jun.22   Zimbabwe Opposition pulls out of election Jun.25  South Korea  South Korea lifts ban on US beef Jun.29  Zimbabwe  Mugabe sworn in after disputed election  Austria  Torres strike gives Spain final victory

July 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jul.2   Jerusalem Bulldozer terrorist kills 3 in rampage
  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 h...
Jul.6  Northern Japan  G-8 summit opens with focus on Africa Jul.8  Iran  Iran tests new long-range missile Jul.11   New York   Oil price per barrel reached $147.02  OPEC's president predicted prices may reach $170 by the Northern summer  UN Security Council  Russia, China veto sanctions on Zimbabwe Jul.12   Paris France hosts Mediterranean summit
Jul.14   Sudan President charged with genocide Jul.16   Israel Israel swaps prisoners for bodies Jul.18  South Africa  Mandela at 90 issues call for poor Jul.19  Kabul  Obama opens foreign tour Jul.21  Zimbabwe  Rivals sign deal on talks   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 l...
Jul.23  House of Representatives  US lawmakers pass housing rescue Jul.25  Manila  Hole forces Qantas plane to land Jul.27  Istanbul  Two blasts killing 13 Jul.29  Geneva  Global trade deal falls apart Jul.30  Beijing  Web curbs for Olympic journalists

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Aug.1   Washington US anthrax 'suspect' found dead Aug.2  Gaza  Fleeing Fatah supporters enter Israel Aug.3  Western China  Chinese border attack kills 16 Aug.5  U.S. Congress  Iraq's projected $80b surplus stirs anger Aug.6  Guantanamo  Bin Laden ex-driver found guilty Aug.7   South Ossetia   Heavy fighting in South Ossetia   Georgian forces and separatists have been exchanging heavy fire just hours after agreeing to a ceasefire and Russian-mediated talks Aug.8   Beijing   China kicks off Olympics Ceremony
  China opened the 29th Olympic Games with stunning fireworks as the Asian nation kicked off the biggest and most scrutinized Games in history
  South Ossetia     Georgia under attack by Russian tanks Map of Tskhinvali Georgia
  Georgia's president said that his country is under attack by Russian tanks and warplanes, and he accused Russia of targeting civilians.    Saakashvili: All day today, they've been bombing Georgia from numerous warplanes and specifically ...
Aug.12   Moscow Cease-fire, not peace reached in Georgia Aug.13  Georgia  Russian advance flares Georgia tensions Aug.14  Poland  Poland, U.S. to sign missile shield deal Aug.16   Beijing Phelps wins historic eighth gold Aug.18   Pakistan     Musharraf resigns   Pakistani President announced his resignation Monday after weeks of pressure to relinquish power Aug.20   Madrid   153 dead in Madrid plane crash   19 people survived when the passenger plane swerved off the runway at Barajas airport but some are in critical condition Aug.22  Beijing  Bolt grabs third gold and record  Chicago  Senator Joe Biden is Obama's choice Aug.24  Beijing  Spectacular finale climaxes Games Aug.26   Moscow Russia recognizes Georgian rebel regions Aug.27  Bihar  Flooding kills dozens, ruins 225,000 homes Aug.28  Colorado  Obama launches historic campaign Aug.29   Ohio     McCain picks woman running mate  Republican presidential hopeful has picked Sarah Palin, the female governor of Alaska, as his surprise running mate

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Sep.3  Tribal Areas  U.S. troops attack in Pakistan Sep.5  Libya  Rice meets with Libya leader Sep.6   Pakistan Bhutto widower is new president
Sep.7   Washington US takes over key mortgage firms Sep.9   North Korea Kim missing from parade Sep.10   Switzerland   'Big Bang' experiment starts well   Scientists have hailed a successful switch-on for an enormous experiment which will recreate the conditions a few moments after the Bang  Venezuela  2 Russian bombers land in Venezuela Sep.11  Venezuela  Venezuela to expel U.S. ambassador Sep.12  South Africa  Judge throws out Zuma charges   Los Angeles 24 killed, 135 injured in train collision Sep.13  Houston  Hurricane Ike pounds Texas coast  Ural  No survivors in jetliner crash Sep.14   China Death toll from landslide reaches 254   New York   Lehman Bros files for bankruptcy
  The 4th-largest investment bank in the US will file for bankruptcy protection, amid a growing global financial crisis
 The move dealed a further blow to the global financial system. It was a primary dealer in the U.S. Treasury securities market. The filing marked the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history
Sep.15   Zimbabwe Rivals sign power-share deal
Sep.16   New York World markets continue to slide Sep.17   China   3 babies dead, 6,200 ill from milk formula  Drinking formula tainted with the same chemical involved in a massive pet food recall last year by Mengniu Dairy Group Sep.19   Washington Bush hails financial rescue plan Sep.20  Pakistan  Deadly blast targets Marriott Hotel Sep.21   South Africa Mbeki resigns as president  Jerusalem  Israeli PM Olmert declares intent to resign Sep.23   Finland School gunman kills nine   Global China's tainted milk scare spreads globally Sep.24  North Korea  Nuclear plant seals removed 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  Southern U.S.  McCain and Obama spar in first debate Sep.27   China Astronaut takes China's first spacewalk Sep.29  Egypt  Kidnapped European tourists freed

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Oct.2  California  Fossett plane found Oct.3   House of Representatives   House backs $700bn bail-out plan   The House of Representatives has passed by 263-171 vote a government plan to rescue the US financial sector Oct.5  Georgia  Russian troops leave Georgian posts Oct.7   New York     Dow Jones hits 5-year low  The Dow Jones fell below 10,000 points for the first time since 2004 as U.S. stocks followed Europe and Asia with heavy losses  Guantanamo  Chinese Muslims ordered freed from Gitmo  United Kingdom  UK bank rescue package imminent Oct.10  Austria  Haider dies in accident Oct.11  Washington  U.S. takes North Korea off terror list

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Nov.4   Washington     Barack Obama wins presidential election
  As polls closed on the West coast, the senator was projected to receive enough electoral votes to pass the 270-vote threshold
  Obama is projected to win California, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii and Virginia. Democratic Senator says 'change has come to America', after being elected the first black president of the United States
Nov.6  Congo  Cease-fire unraveling as fighting spreads Nov.7   Haiti At least 84 dead in school collapse Nov.8  Indonesia  Indonesia 'executes' Bali bombers Nov.14  European Union  Eurozone officially in recession Nov.15   Washington     Summit pledge to 'restore growth'   Global leaders at the G20 financial summit have pledged to work together to restore global growth Nov.17   Somalia Hijacked oil tanker nears Somalia Nov.18   U.S. Congress   US car firms ask for $25bn aid  The bosses of Ford, GM and Chrysler, have asked Congress for a $25bn bail-out and warned of broader risks to the US economy Nov.20  Global  Recession fears hit stock markets Nov.21   Moscow Russia extends presidential term Nov.22  Peru  Apec leaders make free-trade vow Nov.25  Washington  US Fed announces $800bn stimulus 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  Baghdad  Parliament OKs pact on U.S. troops' future  Brazil  Death toll climbs in flooding Nov.28  Mumbai  Chaos at Jewish center and hotel  Mumbai  Police declare Mumbai siege over

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Dec.1  Chicago  Clinton named secretary of state   Thailand Top Thai court bans ruling party Dec.2   Zimbabwe Cholera deaths near 500 Dec.3  Norway  Nations sign cluster bomb treaty Dec.4  Canada  Canada halts parliament amid row  Antarctica  Cruise ship strikes ice, stranded on coast 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.9   Chicago Illinois governor seized in probe  Rio de Janeiro  Protesters: 9,000 disappeared in 2 years Dec.13   New York Top investors 'hit by $50bn con' Dec.14   Baghdad     Iraqi journalist throws shoes at Bush   Bush made a farewell visit, where he met with Iraqi leaders, talked to the media and joked after a man threw shoes at him Dec.18  Tanzania  Trio found guilty of Rwandan genocide  Gaza  Hamas declares Israel truce over Dec.19   Washington US to send 3,000 more troops to Afgh-an Dec.23  Guinea  Coup as president dies Dec.27   Gaza     Airstrikes pounded targets in Gaza
  At least 225 killed in Israeli attacks. An Israeli army spokeswoman said her country is ready to continue the attacks 'as long as it takes'.    Israel was responding to an escalation in rocket attacks from Gaza. Missiles struck security compounds and militant bases. About 700 ot...
Dec.31  Thailand  Dozens killed in nightclub fire


Iran boats threatened US ships Kenya 'turned into killing field'   Opposition leader Odinga has accused the government and the police of turning the country into 'killing fields of the innocent' Palestinians blow up border wall   Thousands of people fled after hearing explosions. Masked Palestinian gunmen blew holes in a border wall Turkish troops enter Iraq Israeli forces pound Gaza Strip Harry withdrawn from Afghanistan   Top FARC leader killed by Colombians   Raul Reyes, the top commander of left-wing guerrillas was killed in an air raid followed by a ground operation Iraq forces battle Basra militias   Israel, Hamas begin truce in Gaza  A truce between Israel and Palestinian militants took effect at 6 a.m. local time, after both sides spent the previous day trading blows   Betancourt rescued from FARC




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Jan.7   Iran
Jan.16  Tribal Areas  Militants overrun fort
Jan.17   Kenya
Jan.22   Gaza
Jan.30  Jerusalem  War report piles pressure on Olmert
Feb.2  Chad  Rebels move in on Chad capital
Feb.20  Hawaii  US missile hits 'toxic satellite'
Feb.22   Northern Iraq
Feb.28   Gaza
Feb.29   Afghanistan
Mar.1   Ecuador
Mar.7  Dominican Republic  Leaders say Colombia crisis over
Mar.25   Basra
Apr.21  Georgia  Georgia accuses Russia of downing plane
Apr.22  Darfur  Darfur deaths 'could be 300,000'
Apr.24  Syria  Syria 'had covert nuclear scheme'
May.9  Beirut  Hezbollah takes over west Beirut
May.18  Colombia  Rebel leader surrenders
Jun.1  Iraq  Iraqi, American death tolls drop in May
Jun.9  Somalia  Factions sign peace deal
Jun.18   Gaza
Jul.2   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.8  Iran  Iran tests new long-range missile Jul.14   Sudan President charged with genocide Jul.16   Israel Israel swaps prisoners for bodies 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 l...
Aug.2  Gaza  Fleeing Fatah supporters enter Israel Aug.3  Western China  Chinese border attack kills 16 Aug.7   South Ossetia Heavy fighting in South Ossetia   Georgian forces and separatists have been exchanging heavy fire just hours after agreeing to a ceasefire and Russian-mediated talks Aug.8   South Ossetia   Georgia under attack by Russian tanks Map of Tskhinvali Georgia
  Georgia's president said that his country is under attack by Russian tanks and warplanes, and he accused Russia of targeting civilians.    Saakashvili: All day today, they've been bombing Georgia from numerous warplanes and specifically ...
Aug.12   Moscow Cease-fire, not peace reached in Georgia Aug.13  Georgia  Russian advance flares Georgia tensions Aug.14  Poland  Poland, U.S. to sign missile shield deal Sep.3  Tribal Areas  U.S. troops attack in Pakistan Sep.10  Venezuela  2 Russian bombers land in Venezuela 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 Oct.5  Georgia  Russian troops leave Georgian posts Nov.6  Congo  Cease-fire unraveling as fighting spreads Nov.28  Mumbai  Police declare Mumbai siege over Dec.3  Norway  Nations sign cluster bomb treaty Dec.18  Tanzania  Trio found guilty of Rwandan genocide Dec.18  Gaza  Hamas declares Israel truce over Dec.19   Washington US to send 3,000 more troops to Afgh-an Dec.23  Guinea  Coup as president dies Dec.27   Gaza   Airstrikes pounded targets in Gaza
  At least 225 killed in Israeli attacks. An Israeli army spokeswoman said her country is ready to continue the attacks 'as long as it takes'.    Israel was responding to an escalation in rocket attacks from Gaza. Missiles struck security compounds and militant bases. About 700 ot...




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2008 Jan.30   China Stranded take buses anywhere
Feb.1  United Arab Emirates  Third undersea Internet cable cut Feb.21  Venezuela  Jetliner crashes in mountains Apr.7   London Princess Diana 'unlawfully killed' May.3  China  China on alert over deadly child virus May.3   Myanmar   78,000 dead in cyclone, 56,000 missing   Burma has declared 5 disaster areas, including Rangoon, after a large tropical cyclone hit the states of Irrawaddy, Bago, Karen and Mon May.6   Myanmar   Cyclone death toll jumps to 22,000
  41,000 missing after the catastrophic cyclone that battered the country. The U.N. estimated up to a million could be homeless.    Aid agencies begin what they expect to be a major relief operation to help tens of thousands left without clean water an...
May.12   Sichuan   Quake death toll 50,000
Map of Sichuan
  80 percent of the buildings collapsed in the Beichuan Qiang Autonomous County after the 7.8-magnitude quake
 Several hundred students are also feared to be buried in collapsed school buildings. 'Five million' homeless in quake. A frightened schoolgirl was pulled safely from the rubble of a school dormitory. More than 4.3 million homes collapsed or sustained damage
May.15  Sichuan  President Hu Jintao visits quake area Jun.10  Sudan  28 dead as fire engulfs plane Jun.21   Philippines Ferry hit by typhoon Jul.25  Manila  Hole forces Qantas plane to land Aug.1   Washington US anthrax 'suspect' found dead Aug.20   Madrid 153 dead in Madrid plane crash   19 people survived when the passenger plane swerved off the runway at Barajas airport but some are in critical condition Aug.27  Bihar  Flooding kills dozens, ruins 225,000 homes Sep.12   Los Angeles 24 killed, 135 injured in train collision Sep.13  Houston  Hurricane Ike pounds Texas coast Sep.13  Ural  No survivors in jetliner crash Sep.14   China Death toll from landslide reaches 254 Sep.17   China 3 babies dead, 6,200 ill from milk formula  Drinking formula tainted with the same chemical involved in a massive pet food recall last year by Mengniu Dairy Group Sep.23   Global China's tainted milk scare spreads globally Oct.2  California  Fossett plane found Oct.10  Austria  Haider dies in accident Nov.7   Haiti At least 84 dead in school collapse Nov.27  Brazil  Death toll climbs in flooding Dec.2   Zimbabwe Cholera deaths near 500 Dec.4  Antarctica  Cruise ship strikes ice, stranded on coast Dec.31  Thailand  Dozens killed in nightclub fire



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2008 Jan.21   Global   World markets plunge on U.S. fears  Stock markets were, prompted by pessimism about Bush's plans to boost the U.S. economy. India's Sensex stock index fell nearly 11% Jan.22  Manhattan  Heath Ledger found dead 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 Feb.1  United Arab Emirates  Third undersea Internet cable cut Apr.12  Global  IMF head gives food price warning May.22  New York  Oil soars to new record over $135 Jun.2   Rome Summit targets global food crisis
Jun.6  New York  Oil price soars as US woes mount Jun.18   Washington Bush calls for offshore drilling Jun.25  South Korea  South Korea lifts ban on US beef Jul.11   New York Oil price per barrel reached $147.02  OPEC's president predicted prices may reach $170 by the Northern summer Jul.23  House of Representatives  US lawmakers pass housing rescue Jul.29  Geneva  Global trade deal falls apart Aug.5  U.S. Congress  Iraq's projected $80b surplus stirs anger Aug.24  Beijing  Spectacular finale climaxes Games Sep.7   Washington US takes over key mortgage firms Sep.14   New York Lehman Bros files for bankruptcy
  The 4th-largest investment bank in the US will file for bankruptcy protection, amid a growing global financial crisis
 The move dealed a further blow to the global financial system. It was a primary dealer in the U.S. Treasury securities market. The filing marked the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history
Sep.16   New York World markets continue to slide
Sep.17   China 3 babies dead, 6,200 ill from milk formula  Drinking formula tainted with the same chemical involved in a massive pet food recall last year by Mengniu Dairy Group Sep.19   Washington Bush hails financial rescue plan Oct.3   House of Representatives House backs $700bn bail-out plan   The House of Representatives has passed by 263-171 vote a government plan to rescue the US financial sector Oct.7   New York   Dow Jones hits 5-year low  The Dow Jones fell below 10,000 points for the first time since 2004 as U.S. stocks followed Europe and Asia with heavy losses Oct.7  United Kingdom  UK bank rescue package imminent Nov.14  European Union  Eurozone officially in recession Nov.15   Washington   Summit pledge to 'restore growth'   Global leaders at the G20 financial summit have pledged to work together to restore global growth Nov.18   U.S. Congress US car firms ask for $25bn aid  The bosses of Ford, GM and Chrysler, have asked Congress for a $25bn bail-out and warned of broader risks to the US economy Nov.20  Global  Recession fears hit stock markets Nov.22  Peru  Apec leaders make free-trade vow Nov.25  Washington  US Fed announces $800bn stimulus Dec.13   New York Top investors 'hit by $50bn con'



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2008 Jan.10   New Zealand Everest legend Edmund Hillary dies
Mar.24   Greece Protest as Olympic torch is lit Apr.7   Paris Olympic torch extinguished   The relay was disrupted by protesters demonstrating against the Chinese government, causing authorities to extinguish the flame 3 times Jun.29  Austria  Torres strike gives Spain final victory Jul.30  Beijing  Web curbs for Olympic journalists Aug.8   Beijing China kicks off Olympics Ceremony
  China opened the 29th Olympic Games with stunning fireworks as the Asian nation kicked off the biggest and most scrutinized Games in history
Aug.16   Beijing Phelps wins historic eighth gold Aug.22  Beijing  Bolt grabs third gold and record Aug.24  Beijing  Spectacular finale climaxes Games



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2008 Jan.1   Kenya Mob burns Kenyans cowering in church
Jan.10  Venezuela  Freed hostages reunited with families Jan.14  Kabul  Taliban attack luxury hotel 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.28  Kenya  Gangs face off in tribal violence Feb.10  East Timor  President Ramos-Horta shot at home Feb.13  Syria  Blast kills top Hezbollah commander Mar.6  Jerusalem  Gunman opens fire in Jewish seminary Mar.24  Pakistan  Judges freed by new PM Mar.31  Chad  Aid workers free after Chad pardon Apr.3   Texas Police entered YFZ compound Apr.7   London Princess Diana 'unlawfully killed' Apr.26  Kabul  President flees ceremony attack Apr.27   Austria   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 May.8  Jerusalem  Olmert faces new corruption probe Jun.5  Guantanamo  9/11 suspects on trial Jun.13   Kandahar Taliban jail raid frees hundreds Jul.2   Jerusalem Bulldozer terrorist kills 3 in rampage 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 h...
Jul.14   Sudan President charged with genocide 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 l...
Jul.27  Istanbul  Two blasts killing 13 Aug.1   Washington US anthrax 'suspect' found dead Aug.6  Guantanamo  Bin Laden ex-driver found guilty Sep.12  South Africa  Judge throws out Zuma charges 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.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.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 Nov.28  Mumbai  Police declare Mumbai siege over 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.9   Chicago Illinois governor seized in probe Dec.9  Rio de Janeiro  Protesters: 9,000 disappeared in 2 years Dec.13   New York Top investors 'hit by $50bn con' Dec.18  Tanzania  Trio found guilty of Rwandan genocide Dec.18  Gaza  Hamas declares Israel truce over



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2008 Jan.6  Georgia  Saakashvili claims majority in vote Jan.8  New Hampshire  Clinton wins Democratic primary Jan.24  Rome  Prodi resigns after losing vote Jan.26   Jakarta Former President Suharto dies at 86
Feb.3   Serbia Pro-Western Tadic wins new term Feb.5  USA  McCain surges ahead in primaries 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 o...
Feb.18   Pakistan Musharraf party 'lagging in poll' Feb.19   Cuba Castro resigns as president Feb.20  Hawaii  US missile hits 'toxic satellite' Feb.21  Belgrade  US embassy in Belgrade attacked Feb.24   Cuba Raul Castro named president Feb.28  Kenya  Rivals sign power-sharing deal Feb.29   Afghanistan Harry withdrawn from Afghanistan Mar.2   Moscow Medvedev 'heading for clear win' Mar.4   USA McCain wins Republican nomination Mar.7  Dominican Republic  Leaders say Colombia crisis over Mar.9  Spain  Socialists claim victory Mar.12   New York Scandal-hit governor resigns Mar.14   Tibet Riots, shots as anti-China unrest grows   Opponents of Chinese rule set fire to vehicles and shops as tear gas filled the streets and gunfire rang out in the capital, Lhasa Mar.24   Greece Protest as Olympic torch is lit Mar.24  Pakistan  Judges freed by new PM Mar.27   Netherlands Dutch MP posts Islam film on web Apr.2   Zimbabwe Mugabe's Zanu-PF loses majority Apr.3  NATO  NATO denies Georgia and Ukraine Apr.3   Texas Police entered YFZ compound Apr.7   Paris Olympic torch extinguished   The relay was disrupted by protesters demonstrating against the Chinese government, causing authorities to extinguish the flame 3 times Apr.7   London Princess Diana 'unlawfully killed' Apr.12  Zambia  Summit opens to end Zimbabwe vote crisis Apr.13  Nepal  Maoists extend poll lead Apr.14   Rome Billionaire Berlusconi wins election Apr.15  Washington  Warm US welcome for Pope Benedict Apr.24  Syria  Syria 'had covert nuclear scheme' Apr.26  Zimbabwe  Recount shows opposition ahead May.8  Jerusalem  Olmert faces new corruption probe May.8  Myanmar  Burma 'wants aid not foreigners' May.11  Serbia  Pro-West president declares win May.15  Sichuan  President Hu Jintao visits quake area May.24   Naples Violence breaks out over trash crisis May.24  Colombia  FARC leader dead May.28   Nepal Nepal abolishes monarchy  Newly elected leadership changed the country to a republic, a historic move that ended about 240 years of autocratic rule Jun.2   Rome Summit targets global food crisis Jun.3   U. S. Midwest   Obama winner of Democratic race   Democratic presidential candidate has earned enough delegates to clinch his party's nomination, US media have projected Jun.9  Somalia  Factions sign peace deal Jun.10  Nepal  Former king to leave palace Jun.13   Ireland Irish reject EU treaty  Prime Minister Brian Cowen was disappointed that Irish voters rejected the European Union reform treaty; 53.4 percent no, to 46.6 percent yes Jun.22   Zimbabwe Opposition pulls out of election Jun.29  Zimbabwe  Mugabe sworn in after disputed election Jul.6  Northern Japan  G-8 summit opens with focus on Africa Jul.11  UN Security Council  Russia, China veto sanctions on Zimbabwe Jul.12   Paris France hosts Mediterranean summit Jul.18  South Africa  Mandela at 90 issues call for poor Jul.19  Kabul  Obama opens foreign tour Jul.21  Zimbabwe  Rivals sign deal on talks Jul.23  House of Representatives  US lawmakers pass housing rescue Jul.29  Geneva  Global trade deal falls apart Jul.30  Beijing  Web curbs for Olympic journalists Aug.5  U.S. Congress  Iraq's projected $80b surplus stirs anger Aug.14  Poland  Poland, U.S. to sign missile shield deal Aug.18   Pakistan   Musharraf resigns   Pakistani President announced his resignation Monday after weeks of pressure to relinquish power Aug.22  Chicago  Senator Joe Biden is Obama's choice Aug.26   Moscow Russia recognizes Georgian rebel regions Aug.28  Colorado  Obama launches historic campaign Aug.29   Ohio   McCain picks woman running mate  Republican presidential hopeful has picked Sarah Palin, the female governor of Alaska, as his surprise running mate Sep.5  Libya  Rice meets with Libya leader Sep.6   Pakistan Bhutto widower is new president Sep.9   North Korea Kim missing from parade Sep.10   Switzerland 'Big Bang' experiment starts well   Scientists have hailed a successful switch-on for an enormous experiment which will recreate the conditions a few moments after the Bang Sep.11  Venezuela  Venezuela to expel U.S. ambassador Sep.15   Zimbabwe Rivals sign power-share deal Sep.19   Washington Bush hails financial rescue plan Sep.21   South Africa Mbeki resigns as president Sep.21  Jerusalem  Israeli PM Olmert declares intent to resign Sep.24  North Korea  Nuclear plant seals removed Sep.26  Southern U.S.  McCain and Obama spar in first debate Sep.27   China Astronaut takes China's first spacewalk Oct.3   House of Representatives House backs $700bn bail-out plan   The House of Representatives has passed by 263-171 vote a government plan to rescue the US financial sector Oct.10  Austria  Haider dies in accident Oct.11  Washington  U.S. takes North Korea off terror list Nov.4   Washington   Barack Obama wins presidential election
  As polls closed on the West coast, the senator was projected to receive enough electoral votes to pass the 270-vote threshold
  Obama is projected to win California, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii and Virginia. Democratic Senator says 'change has come to America', after being elected the first black president of the United States
Nov.15   Washington   Summit pledge to 'restore growth'   Global leaders at the G20 financial summit have pledged to work together to restore global growth Nov.18   U.S. Congress US car firms ask for $25bn aid  The bosses of Ford, GM and Chrysler, have asked Congress for a $25bn bail-out and warned of broader risks to the US economy Nov.21   Moscow Russia extends presidential term Nov.22  Peru  Apec leaders make free-trade vow Nov.27  Baghdad  Parliament OKs pact on U.S. troops' future Dec.1  Chicago  Clinton named secretary of state Dec.1   Thailand Top Thai court bans ruling party Dec.3  Norway  Nations sign cluster bomb treaty Dec.4  Canada  Canada halts parliament amid row Dec.9  Rio de Janeiro  Protesters: 9,000 disappeared in 2 years Dec.14   Baghdad   Iraqi journalist throws shoes at Bush   Bush made a farewell visit, where he met with Iraqi leaders, talked to the media and joked after a man threw shoes at him