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B. 01-20 President Obama sworn into history Washington
02-09 Toll from bush fires claimed 181 Victoria, Melbourne
D. 03-20 IMF: Global economy worst in 60 years Global
4. 04-05 About 300 dead in strong quake L'Aquila, Italy
5. 04-24 'Swine flu' kills 60
G. 06-01 GM enters bankruptcy protection New York
7. 06-01 Air France plane crashed Northeastern Brazil
I. 06-13 Election protests turn violent Tehran
J. 06-25 Singer Michael Jackson dies Los Angeles

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President Obama sworn into history   Toll from bush fires claimed 181   Some people died in their cars trying to escape the fires. Some of the fires in the state of Victoria were started deliberately IMF: Global economy worst in 60 years About 300 dead in strong quake   'Swine flu' kills 60   The World Health Organization says it suspects flu has killed 60 people and infected 800 others; majority of the cases were in the capital GM enters bankruptcy protection Air France plane crashed Election protests turn violent   Singer Michael Jackson dies   Paramedics were called to the singer's home around midday after he stopped breathing. He was pronounced dead two hours later Lockerbie bomber returns to Libya Deadly shootings at US army base
Jan.3  Gaza  Israeli ground troops enter Gaza
Jan.6  European Union  European gas supplies disrupted
Jan.9  Gaza  Israel, Hamas brush off UN, keep fighting
Jan.11  Sulawesi  Ferry disaster leaves 246 missing
Jan.15  New York  Airplane crash-lands into Hudson River
Jan.17  Jerusalem  Israel declares unilateral cease-fire
Jan.20   Washington
Jan.21  Gaza  Israeli troops complete Gaza withdrawal
Jan.22  Washington  Obama signs order to close Guantanamo
Jan.25  Sri Lanka  Troops have taken key rebel stronghold
Jan.28  Global  World growth 'worst for 60 years'
Feb.2  Iran  Iran makes first satellite launch
Feb.9   Melbourne
Feb.12  Upstate New York  50 die after plane crashes into house
Feb.23  New York  US shares at nearly 12-year low
Feb.25  Bangladesh  Guard mutiny 'spreads'
Feb.26  Washington  Obama to pull troops from Iraq in 2010
Mar.4  Hague  Arrest warrant issued for Sudan leader
Mar.7  Northern Ireland  Two die in Army attack
Mar.11  West Germany  16 killed in school shooting
Mar.14  London  G20 leaders vow to restore growth
Mar.17  Cameroon  Pope visits Africa, reaffirms condom ban
Mar.19  Austria  Fritzl jailed for life in dungeon incest case
Mar.20   Global
Mar.21  Madagascar  Opposition leader becomes president
Apr.2  London  G20 leaders seal $1tn global deal
Apr.4  North Korea  N. Korea launches rocket
Apr.5   Italy
Apr.10  Thailand  Thai protests disrupt Asian summit
Apr.12  Somalia  Captain rescued, snipers kill 3 pirates
Apr.17  Sweden  Court jails Pirate Bay founders
Apr.20  Geneva  Walkout at Iran leader's speech
Apr.22  NW Pakistan  Taliban claims victory near Islamabad
Apr.24   Mexico
 South Africa  ANC wins 'outright poll majority'
Apr.30  Mexico  Mexico shuts down to control flu
May.3  Italy  Berlusconi's wife to divorce him
 Global  WHO: cases of H1N1 virus now at 787
May.12  Sri Lanka  War zone hospital 'hit'
May.15  West Pakistan  Thousands flee fighting
 Sri Lanka  Sri Lanka claims last rebel area taken
May.18  Sri Lanka  Sri Lanka: Tamil leader has been killed
May.22  South Korea  Ex-S Korea leader 'kills himself'
May.25  North Korea  N. Korea conducted second nuclear test
May.26  North Korea  N. Korea fires short-range missiles
May.27  Rome  Barcelona claim Champions League glory
May.30  NW Pakistan  Pakistan secures key Swat Valley city
Jun.1   New York
  Northeastern Brazil
Jun.4  Egypt  Obama speaks of tensions with Muslims
Jun.11  Global  WHO declares swine flu pandemic
Jun.12  Iran  Ahmadinejad has large lead in election
Jun.13   Tehran
Jun.25   Los Angeles
Jun.28  Honduras  President Zelaya forced into exile
Jun.29  New York  Fraudster Madoff gets 150 years
 Baghdad  US soldiers leaving Iraq's cities
 Comoros  Yemeni plane crashes with 154 aboard
Jul.5  Western China  Scores killed in China protests
Jul.15  Iran  168 feared dead as plane crashes
Jul.16  Jakarta  Deadly blasts hit Jakarta hotels
Aug.4  North Korea  N. Korean leader pardons U.S. journalists
Aug.7  Tribal Areas  Pakistani Taliban leader 'killed'
Aug.10  Taiwan  'Hundreds lost' in typhoon
Aug.20   Libya
Aug.23  Athens  Fire threat empties Athens suburb
Aug.25  Massachusetts  Senator Edward Kennedy, 77, dies
Aug.27  San Francisco Bay Area  Missing girl found 18 years on
Aug.30  Taiwan  Dalai Lama arrives in Taiwan
Sep.9  U.S. Congress  Obama urges action on healthcare
Sep.15  Japan  Hatoyama takes over as PM
Sep.16  Washington  US cut missile defence plan
Sep.24  Pittsburgh  G-20 to supplant G-8 on world stage
Sep.25  USA  Iran 'hiding underground nuclear facility'
Sep.27  Switzerland  Roman Polanski detained in Zurich
Sep.29  Samoa  85 deaths reported after quake
Sep.30  Sumatra  Indonesia quake death kills thousands
Oct.1  Sumatra  Quake deaths pass 1,000
Oct.2  Denmark  Rio to stage 2016 Olympic Games
Oct.9  Norway  Obama awarded 2009 Nobel Peace Prize
Oct.10  Switzerland  Armenia, Turkey sign historic agreement
Oct.14  Lahore  38 killed as police offices attacked
Oct.15  Colorado  'Balloon boy' found alive at home
Oct.16  Maldives  Cabinet meets underwater
Oct.17  Tribal Areas  Major Pakistani ground offensive begins
Oct.20  Kabul  Karzai accepts election runoff
Oct.25  Baghdad  Twin suicide bombings kill more than 130
Oct.28  Peshawar  Car bomb kills at least 100 in market
Oct.29  Washington  US economy is growing once again
Nov.2  Kabul  Karzai declared elected president
Nov.5   Texas
Nov.6  Washington  US jobless rate rises to over 10%
Nov.9  Berlin  Berlin celebrates wall's fall aniversary
Nov.19  Belgium  Belgian PM is first 'president of Europe'
Nov.24  Southern Philippines  Death toll rises in massacre
Nov.28  Russia  Train wreck 'an act of terror'
Nov.29  Switzerland  Voters back ban on minarets
Dec.4  Ural  152 killed in nightclub blast and fire
Dec.8  Baghdad  Car bombs killed at least 127 people
Dec.13  Milan  PM Silvio Berlusconi is bloodied by attack
Dec.19  Denmark  Climate deal meets UN qualification
Dec.24  Vatican  Pope falls in incident at midnight Mass
Dec.25  Detroit  Jet incident 'was terror attack bid'
Dec.30  Afghanistan  Eight US 'CIA agents' killed in bomb attack



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Belgian PM is first 'president of Europe'
Voters back ban on minarets
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G20 leaders seal $1tn global deal
About 300 dead in strong quake
Fire threat empties Athens suburb
Arrest warrant issued for Sudan leader
16 killed in school shooting
Roman Polanski detained in Zurich
USA
President Obama sworn into history
Obama signs order to close Guantanamo
Senator Edward Kennedy, 77, dies
Obama to pull troops from Iraq in 2010
Deadly shootings at US army base
US shares at nearly 12-year low
GM enters bankruptcy protection
US jobless rate rises to over 10%
Airplane crash-lands into Hudson River
50 die after plane crashes into house
Deadly shootings at US army base
Jet incident 'was terror attack bid'
South Asia
Scores killed in China protests
Karzai declared elected president
Troops have taken key rebel stronghold
Taliban claims victory near Islamabad
War zone hospital 'hit'
Sri Lanka claims last rebel area taken
Major Pakistani ground offensive begins
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G20 leaders seal $1tn global deal
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G20 leaders seal $1tn global deal
About 300 dead in strong quake
Fire threat empties Athens suburb
Arrest warrant issued for Sudan leader
16 killed in school shooting
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Iran makes first satellite launch
Election protests turn violent
Israeli ground troops enter Gaza
Israel, Hamas brush off UN, keep fighting
Israel declares unilateral cease-fire
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GM enters bankruptcy protection
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  Israeli ground troops enter Gaza   Earlier, the Israelis used ground artillery for the first time in the 8-day-old conflict when tanks fired shells into Gaza European gas supplies disrupted  Several countries say their supplies of Russian gas have been cut sharply amid an energy price dispute between Moscow and Ukraine Israel, Hamas brush off UN, keep fighting Ferry disaster leaves 246 missing   21 have been rescued. Rescue crews continued their search for the missing a day after The Teratai Prima capsized off the coast of Majena Airplane crash-lands into Hudson River   A US Airways plane with 155 people on board went into a chilly river, apparently after striking birds upon takeoff from LaGuardia Airport   Israel declares unilateral cease-fire  Israel has declared a unilateral cease-fire in the fighting in Gaza beginning at 2 a.m. Sunday. Olmert: Hamas has been dealt a very serious ...   President Obama sworn into history


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Jan.1  Russia  Gazprom cuts off Ukraine's gas
Jan.3   Gaza  
Jan.4  Gaza  Israeli forces split Gaza in two
Jan.6   European Union  
 Gaza  10 dead as Israeli missile hits near school
Jan.9   Gaza
Jan.11   Sulawesi  
Jan.13  Gaza  Israelis push on into Gaza City
Jan.15   New York  
Jan.17   Jerusalem  
 Moscow  'Gas to flow' after deal
Jan.18  Gaza  Hamas agrees to one-week cease-fire
Jan.20   Washington  
  Barack Obama launched his presidency before an estimated 1.5 million people on the National Mall with somber yet confident tones.    After being sworn in as the first African-American US leader, President Obama uses his inaugural address to pledge...
Jan.21   Gaza Israeli troops complete Gaza withdrawal Jan.22   Washington     Obama signs order to close Guantanamo  President Obama issued 3 executive orders to demonstrate a clean break from the Bush administration  Congo  DR Congo rebel leader arrested Jan.23  Belgium  Infants stabbed at creche Jan.25   Sri Lanka   Troops have taken key rebel stronghold   The head of Sri Lanka's army: soldiers have seized a key rebel stronghold of Mullaittivu after launching a surprise attack Jan.27  Gaza  Week-old Gaza cease-fire breached Jan.28   Global     World growth 'worst for 60 years'  International Monetary Fund: World economic growth is set to fall to just 0.5% this year, its lowest rate since World War II  House of Representatives  US House passes economic package Jan.30  Iraq  Change in the air as Iraq votes

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Feb.2   Iran   Iran makes first satellite launch   Iran has launched its first domestically made satellite into orbit from a Safir-2 rocket. Iran is subject to UN sanctions Feb.9   Melbourne     Toll from bush fires claimed 181
Map of Victoria Australia
  Some people died in their cars trying to escape the fires. Some of the fires in the state of Victoria were started deliberately
 The Victorian bushfires are a series of bushfires that were ignited on 7 February 2009, resulting in Australia's highest ever loss of life from a bushfire. Over 500 people injuried. The fires have destroyed at least 1,834 homes in towns north-east of Melbourn. The fires have left an estimated 7,500 people homeless
Feb.11  Zimbabwe  Tsvangirai sworn in as PM  Siberia  Russian and US satellites collide Feb.12   Upstate New York 50 die after plane crashes into house Feb.14  Rome  G7 pledges to avoid protectionism Feb.18  Washington  Obama's housing plan 'to help 9m' Feb.19  Kyrgyzstan  Parliament votes to close key U.S. base Feb.20  Jerusalem  Netanyahu picked to form government Feb.22  Cairo  Cairo is hit by deadly bomb blast Feb.23   New York US shares at nearly 12-year low Feb.25  Netherlands  Nine killed as Turkish plane crashes   Bangladesh Guard mutiny 'spreads' Feb.26  UN Tribunal  Serb ex-president cleared of war crimes   Washington Obama to pull troops from Iraq in 2010

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Mar.2  Guinea-Bissau  President shot dead  USA  AIG reports record $61.7bn loss  Lahore  Gunmen attack Sri Lankan cricket team Mar.4   Hague     Arrest warrant issued for Sudan leader   The International Criminal Court at the Hague issued an arrest warrant for President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for a five-year campaign of viole...  Beijing  Economy tops China's congress meeting Mar.6  Zimbabwe  PM's wife killed in car crash Mar.7   Northern Ireland Two die in Army attack
Mar.8  Washington  Obama reversed stem cell ban Mar.10  Alabama  Ten die in shooting spree Mar.11   West Germany   16 killed in school shooting   A gunman dressed in military gear killed 16 people in a shooting spree in Germany before he was shot dead by police Mar.13  Switzerland  Switzerland eases banking secrecy Mar.14   London G20 leaders vow to restore growth Mar.17   Cameroon     Pope visits Africa, reaffirms condom ban  Benedict XVI refused to soften the Vatican's ban on condom use as he arrived in Africa for his first visit to the continent as pope Mar.18  Washington  Fed pumps $1.2tn into US economy Mar.19   Austria Fritzl jailed for life in dungeon incest case Mar.20  Iran  Obama offers Iran 'new beginning'   Global     IMF: Global economy worst in 60 years
  The economic slowdown is so severe that the worldwide economy will contract for the first time in 60 years.    The total of goods and services produced around the world is projected t...
Mar.21   Madagascar Opposition leader becomes president
 Pakistan  Judge Chaudhry regains top post Mar.27  Tribal Areas  Mosque attack kills 50 Mar.28  London  Thousands join G-20 protest  Global  Lights go out across planet for Earth Hour Mar.29  Detroit  GM chairman to leave car maker  Lahore  Gun battle at police academy

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Apr.2   London     G20 leaders seal $1tn global deal  Leaders of the world's largest economies have reached an agreement to tackle the global financial crisis Apr.4   North Korea N. Korea launches rocket
Apr.5   Italy   About 300 dead in strong quake Map of L%27Aquila Italy
  A 6.3-magnitude earthquake jolted central Italy, after a series of about a hundred minor tremors since January.    This quake was caused by movement on a NW-SE trending normal fault. The majority of the damage occurred in the medieval capital city of the Abruzzo region and the sur...
Apr.7  Italy  Death toll rises to 207 in quake Apr.8  Somalia  US crew seized by Somali pirates Apr.10   Thailand Thai protests disrupt Asian summit Apr.12   Somalia   Captain rescued, snipers kill 3 pirates  U.S. Navy snipers fatally shot pirates holding Richard Phillips hostage after seeing one of the pirates 'had an AK-47 leveled at the captain's... Apr.15  Kenya  French warship captures pirates Apr.17   Sweden Court jails Pirate Bay founders  Trinidad & Tobago  Obama offers Cuba 'new beginning' Apr.18  Iran  Iran jails journalist as US spy Apr.20   Geneva Walkout at Iran leader's speech Apr.21  India  Suspected rebels 'stop' train Apr.22   NW Pakistan     Taliban claims victory near Islamabad   Militants who implemented Islamic law in violence-plagued Swat Valley last week have now taken control of a neighboring Buner district Apr.24   Mexico     'Swine flu' kills 60
Map of Mexico City Mexico
  The World Health Organization says it suspects flu has killed 60 people and infected 800 others; majority of the cases were in the capital
 The new virus strain is a type of influenza A (H1N1) virus, commonly called the swine flu. By the end of April, 300 schools had closed across the U.S. and the Mexican government ordered a multi-day shutdown of all non-essential activities in the government and private sector, amounting to a shutdown of most of the economy
  South Africa ANC wins 'outright poll majority' Apr.25  Mexico  WHO: Mexico flu 'a potential pandemic' Apr.29  Texas  First U.S. swine flu death confirmed  Geneva  WHO raises pandemic alert Apr.30   Mexico Mexico shuts down to control flu

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May.1  Hong Kong  'Flu' hotel sealed off May.3   Italy Berlusconi's wife to divorce him
  Global WHO: cases of H1N1 virus now at 787 May.6  NW Pakistan  Pakistani forces, Taliban clash May.11  Tel Aviv  Pope addresses Holocaust on Israel visit  Ohio  Demjanjuk deported to Germany May.12   Sri Lanka   War zone hospital 'hit'  The government forces have shelled a hospital inside the conflict zone killing at least 49 people May.14  Myanmar  Suu Kyi taken to prison May.15   West Pakistan Thousands flee fighting   Sri Lanka   Sri Lanka claims last rebel area taken  Ministry of Defense: Sri Lankan government soldiers seized the last remaining coastal stretch under the control of Tamil Tiger rebels  India  Congress alliance well ahead in election May.18   Sri Lanka Sri Lanka: Tamil leader has been killed May.19  London  Speaker quits 'for sake of unity'  Jakarta  Nearly 100 dead in military plane crash May.22   South Korea Ex-S Korea leader 'kills himself' May.25   North Korea     N. Korea conducted second nuclear test   North Korea announces that it has conducted a second successful nuclear test at an underground facility near Kilchu May.26   North Korea N. Korea fires short-range missiles  Lahore  Huge explosion in central Lahore  North Korea  N Korea threatens military action May.27   Rome Barcelona claim Champions League glory May.28  Brazil  Dam bursts after more rain May.30   NW Pakistan Pakistan secures key Swat Valley city

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Jun.1   New York     GM enters bankruptcy protection
  Car giant General Motors has filed for bankruptcy protection, marking the biggest failure of an industrial company in US history.    General Motors had seen its losses widen following a steep fall in sales ...
  Northeastern Brazil   Air France plane crashed
Map of Northeastern Brazil
  The Airbus A330-200 with 228 people aboard reported electrical problems in stormy weather before it lost contact.    The plane sent an automatic message signaling a...
Jun.4   Egypt Obama speaks of tensions with Muslims  London  Minister quits, calls for Brown's resignation Jun.5  North Mexico  29 children die in day care center fire Jun.7  European Union  Center-right does well in EU poll  North Korea  Reporters get 12-year terms in N. Korea  Lebanon  Pro-West bloc retains control Jun.9  New York  First Gitmo detainee arrives in U.S. Jun.11   Global     WHO declares swine flu pandemic  The World Health Organization raised the alert to its highest level, saying the virus has spread to enough countries to be considered a global... Jun.12   Iran Ahmadinejad has large lead in election Jun.13   Tehran   Election protests turn violent Map of Tehran Iran
  Ahmadinejad declaration as the winner of presidential election brought thousands of supporters of the rival Moussavi onto the streets.    Moussavi supporters are crying foul as street clashes have erupted in the aftermath of the polls Protesters a...
Jun.14  Jerusalem  PM calls for demilitarized Palestinian state Jun.18  New Jersey  Jetliner lands safely after pilot dies Jun.21  Tehran  Iran silences street protesters Jun.22  Tehran  Hundreds protest, despite warning Jun.25   Los Angeles     Singer Michael Jackson dies
  Paramedics were called to the singer's home around midday after he stopped breathing. He was pronounced dead two hours later
 Jackson had a history of health problems. He began his career as a child in family group The Jackson 5; then achieving global fame as a solo artist. Thriller, released in 1982, is the biggest-selling album of all time, shifting 65m copies
Jun.28   Honduras     President Zelaya forced into exile  Troops have ousted the president and flown him out of the country after a power struggle over plans to change the constitution  Iran  British Embassy workers seized in Iran Jun.29   New York Fraudster Madoff gets 150 years
  Baghdad US soldiers leaving Iraq's cities   Comoros Yemeni plane crashes with 154 aboard  Northern Italy  14 die in Italian Riviera train-gas blast Jun.30  Comoros  Child found alive after Indian Ocean plane crash

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Jul.1  Southern Afghanistan  U.S. launches 'major operation' Jul.5  London  Federer win breaks Sampras record   Western China   Scores killed in China protests   Violence in restive western region of Xinjiang has left at least 140 people dead and more than 800 injured Jul.7  Los Angeles  Emotional farewell to King of Pop Jul.10  Ghana  Obama's trip sends message to Africa Jul.15   Iran 168 feared dead as plane crashes
 Chechnya  Activist Estemirova 'found murdered' Jul.16   Jakarta Deadly blasts hit Jakarta hotels Jul.20  Washington  Obama hails Apollo 11 astronauts  Afghanistan  U.S. have deadliest month in Afghanistan Jul.21  India  Darkness envelops Asia during eclipse Jul.24  Honduras  Zelaya shortly crosses border Jul.27  Northern Nigeria  Islamist attacks spread Jul.31  Philippines  Corazon Aquino dies

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Aug.1  Tel Aviv  Gunman attacks gay centre Aug.3  Iran  Protests in Iran as Ahmadinejad endorsed Aug.4   North Korea N. Korean leader pardons U.S. journalists
Aug.7   Tribal Areas Pakistani Taliban leader 'killed' Aug.8  Tehran  UK, French embassy employees on trial  Manhattan  Helicopter and plane collide, 9 died Aug.10   Taiwan 'Hundreds lost' in typhoon  Myanmar  Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi 'guilty' Aug.11  Amazon  TV host 'ordered killings' Aug.12  England  Pirate fears as cargo ship vanishes Aug.18  Siberia  62 still missing after blast at plant Aug.19  Baghdad  95 killed, 310 injured in Baghdad attacks Aug.20   Libya     Lockerbie bomber returns to Libya
  Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, 57, has left Scotland on board a plane bound for Libya after being freed from prison on compassionate grounds
Aug.21  Iran  Defence minister-designate on Interpol list Aug.23   Athens   Fire threat empties Athens suburb   Residents of an entire Agios Stefanos have been ordered from their homes as out-of-control wildfires blaze around the Greek capital Aug.25   Massachusetts   Senator Edward Kennedy, 77, dies   The Democratic Massachusetts senator, the brother of ex-President John F Kennedy, has died after battling a brain tumour Aug.27   San Francisco Bay Area Missing girl found 18 years on
Aug.30   Taiwan Dalai Lama arrives in Taiwan  Japan  Opposition set for victory

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Sep.3  Northern Afghanistan  'Scores die' in explosion  Los Angeles  Pop legend Michael Jackson buried Sep.8  West Africa  600,000 hit by flooding Sep.9   U.S. Congress Obama urges action on healthcare
Sep.11  Taiwan  Chen, wife sentenced to life Sep.15   Japan   Hatoyama takes over as PM  Parliament has formally confirmed Yukio Hatoyama as the prime minister. His Democratic Party of Japan won a huge poll victory last month Sep.16   Washington US cut missile defence plan  Indonesia  Top terror suspect killed in raid Sep.19  Colorado  Three Afghans held over US 'plot' Sep.20  Cuba  'Peace' concert riles some exiles Sep.21  Honduras  Zelaya returns to Honduras Sep.22  New York  Summit focuses on climate change Sep.24   Pittsburgh G-20 to supplant G-8 on world stage Sep.25   USA Iran 'hiding underground nuclear facility' Sep.26  Manila  Dozens dead in floods Sep.27   Switzerland     Roman Polanski detained in Zurich   Film director Roman Polanski has been taken into custody and faces extradition to the US for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977  Berlin  Exit polls show Merkel retains office Sep.29   Samoa 85 deaths reported after quake Sep.30   Sumatra   Indonesia quake death kills thousands   Thousands more trapped by collapsed buildings and houses. The quake caused widespread power and phone outages

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Oct.1   Sumatra Quake deaths pass 1,000
Oct.2   Denmark Rio to stage 2016 Olympic Games Oct.4  Greece  Socialist Papandreou declared winner Oct.8  Paris  Culture minister admits sex with 'boys' Oct.9   Norway     Obama awarded 2009 Nobel Peace Prize   Obama said that he was 'surprised and deeply humbled' by the decision of the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award him the 2009 Nobel Peace Pri... Oct.10  Rawalpindi  Armed militants hold hostages at army HQ   Switzerland     Armenia, Turkey sign historic agreement   Turkey and Armenia are establishing diplomatic relations after nearly a century of animosity. The border has been closed since 1993  Philippines  Days of flooding, landslides kill 186 Oct.11  Turkey  Israel out of NATO event because of Gaza Oct.12  NW Pakistan  41 dead in Swat Valley blast Oct.14   Lahore 38 killed as police offices attacked Oct.15   Colorado 'Balloon boy' found alive at home Oct.16   Maldives Cabinet meets underwater Oct.17   Tribal Areas   Major Pakistani ground offensive begins   Pakistani soldiers and militants slugged it out the vast tribal region, with more than a dozen insurgents killed in military airstrikes Oct.18  Southern Iran  Commanders assassinated Oct.20   Kabul Karzai accepts election runoff Oct.23  Puerto Rico  Fire rages at fuel depot Oct.25   Baghdad   Twin suicide bombings kill more than 130   520 wounded in car bombings in central Baghdad near Iraqi government buildings -- the deadliest attack on civilians in Iraq this year  Iran  UN team 'visit Iran nuclear site' Oct.26  UN Tribunal  Karadzic boycotts start of trial Oct.27  Kabul  3 U.N. staff killed in firefight Oct.28   Peshawar Car bomb kills at least 100 in market Oct.29   Washington US economy is growing once again  Honduras  Honduras rivals resolve deadlock

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Nov.1  Rawalpindi  35 dead in explosion Nov.2   Kabul     Karzai declared elected president  Afghan electoral officials declared incumbent President Hamid Karzai the winner of another term in office, after canceling second round of v... Nov.3  Czech Republic  EU reform treaty passes last test Nov.5   Texas     Deadly shootings at US army base
Map of Fort Hood Texas
  An army major has opened fire on fellow soldiers, killing 11 people and injuring 31. The shooter had been killed in the incident and two suspects arrested.    The gunman, Nidal Malik Hasan, was a military psychiatrist and due to be sent on a mission to Iraq. One of the...
Nov.6   Washington   US jobless rate rises to over 10%  US Labor Department: The unemployment rate in the US rose to 10.2% in October, which was its highest rate since April 1983 Nov.9   Berlin Berlin celebrates wall's fall aniversary Nov.19   Belgium   Belgian PM is first 'president of Europe'   European Union leaders named Herman Van Rompuy, edging out former British Prime Minister Tony Blair for a still-vaguely defined job Nov.24   Southern Philippines   Death toll rises in massacre   Bodies lie scattered in a rural field, some unearthed from a shallow grave hastily dug by the gunmen who seized the group of men and women Nov.27  Dubai  Dubai debt woes 'a drama, but no crisis' Nov.28   Russia Train wreck 'an act of terror' Nov.29   Switzerland   Voters back ban on minarets  Swiss voters, more than 57% of voters and 22 out of 26 cantons, have supported a referendum proposal to ban the building of minarets  Iran  Iran authorizes 10 new nuke plants

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Dec.1  Upstate New York  Obama: 3-year plan to end Afghan war Dec.4   Ural 152 killed in nightclub blast and fire
Dec.8   Baghdad Car bombs killed at least 127 people Dec.11  USA  Tiger Woods to take leave from golf Dec.13   Milan PM Silvio Berlusconi is bloodied by attack Dec.18  England  Eurostar trains stuck in tunnel Dec.19   Denmark   Climate deal meets UN qualification   Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed a US-backed climate deal in Copenhagen as an 'essential beginning'  Iran  Dissident Grand Ayatollah Montazeri dies Dec.24   Vatican Pope falls in incident at midnight Mass Dec.25   Detroit   Jet incident 'was terror attack bid'   An incident on an airliner arriving from the Netherlands was an attempt by a passenger to blow up the plane. The suspect was subdued Dec.27  Tehran  Several killed, 300 arrested in protests Dec.30   Afghanistan     Eight US 'CIA agents' killed in bomb attack   A bomber was wearing an explosive vest managed to enter Forward Operating Base Chapman


  Israeli ground troops enter Gaza   Earlier, the Israelis used ground artillery for the first time in the 8-day-old conflict when tanks fired shells into Gaza Israel, Hamas brush off UN, keep fighting   Israel declares unilateral cease-fire  Israel has declared a unilateral cease-fire in the fighting in Gaza beginning at 2 a.m. Sunday. Olmert: Hamas has been dealt a very serious ... Israeli troops complete Gaza withdrawal Troops have taken key rebel stronghold   The head of Sri Lanka's army: soldiers have seized a key rebel stronghold of Mullaittivu after launching a surprise attack Guard mutiny 'spreads' Obama to pull troops from Iraq in 2010   Arrest warrant issued for Sudan leader   The International Criminal Court at the Hague issued an arrest warrant for President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for a five-year campaign of viole... Two die in Army attack N. Korea launches rocket Captain rescued, snipers kill 3 pirates  U.S. Navy snipers fatally shot pirates holding Richard Phillips hostage after seeing one of the pirates 'had an AK-47 leveled at the captain's...   Taliban claims victory near Islamabad   Militants who implemented Islamic law in violence-plagued Swat Valley last week have now taken control of a neighboring Buner district War zone hospital 'hit'  The government forces have shelled a hospital inside the conflict zone killing at least 49 people Thousands flee fighting Sri Lanka claims last rebel area taken  Ministry of Defense: Sri Lankan government soldiers seized the last remaining coastal stretch under the control of Tamil Tiger rebels Sri Lanka: Tamil leader has been killed   N. Korea conducted second nuclear test   North Korea announces that it has conducted a second successful nuclear test at an underground facility near Kilchu N. Korea fires short-range missiles Pakistan secures key Swat Valley city   President Zelaya forced into exile  Troops have ousted the president and flown him out of the country after a power struggle over plans to change the constitution US soldiers leaving Iraq's cities Pakistani Taliban leader 'killed' US cut missile defence plan   Obama awarded 2009 Nobel Peace Prize   Obama said that he was 'surprised and deeply humbled' by the decision of the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award him the 2009 Nobel Peace Pri...   Armenia, Turkey sign historic agreement   Turkey and Armenia are establishing diplomatic relations after nearly a century of animosity. The border has been closed since 1993 38 killed as police offices attacked Major Pakistani ground offensive begins   Pakistani soldiers and militants slugged it out the vast tribal region, with more than a dozen insurgents killed in military airstrikes   Deadly shootings at US army base Map of Fort Hood Texas




World, Top Stories, 2009 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2009
Jan.3   Gaza
Jan.4  Gaza  Israeli forces split Gaza in two
Jan.6  Gaza  10 dead as Israeli missile hits near school
Jan.9   Gaza
Jan.13  Gaza  Israelis push on into Gaza City
Jan.17   Jerusalem
Jan.18  Gaza  Hamas agrees to one-week cease-fire
Jan.21   Gaza
Jan.22  Congo  DR Congo rebel leader arrested
Jan.25   Sri Lanka
Jan.27  Gaza  Week-old Gaza cease-fire breached
Feb.19  Kyrgyzstan  Parliament votes to close key U.S. base
Feb.25   Bangladesh
Feb.26  UN Tribunal  Serb ex-president cleared of war crimes
Feb.26   Washington
Mar.4   Hague
Mar.7   Northern Ireland
Mar.29  Lahore  Gun battle at police academy
Apr.4   North Korea
Apr.12   Somalia
Apr.15  Kenya  French warship captures pirates
Apr.22   NW Pakistan
May.6  NW Pakistan  Pakistani forces, Taliban clash
May.11  Ohio  Demjanjuk deported to Germany
May.12   Sri Lanka
May.15   West Pakistan
May.15   Sri Lanka
May.18   Sri Lanka
May.19  Jakarta  Nearly 100 dead in military plane crash
May.25   North Korea
May.26   North Korea
May.26  North Korea  N Korea threatens military action
May.30   NW Pakistan
Jun.14  Jerusalem  PM calls for demilitarized Palestinian state
Jun.28   Honduras
Jun.29   Baghdad
Jul.1  Southern Afghanistan  U.S. launches 'major operation'
Jul.20  Afghanistan  U.S. have deadliest month in Afghanistan
Jul.27  Northern Nigeria  Islamist attacks spread
Aug.7   Tribal Areas
Aug.21  Iran  Defence minister-designate on Interpol list
Sep.3  Northern Afghanistan  'Scores die' in explosion
Sep.16   Washington
Oct.9   Norway
Oct.10  Rawalpindi  Armed militants hold hostages at army HQ
Oct.10   Switzerland
Oct.11  Turkey  Israel out of NATO event because of Gaza
Oct.12  NW Pakistan  41 dead in Swat Valley blast
Oct.14   Lahore
Oct.17   Tribal Areas
Oct.18  Southern Iran  Commanders assassinated
Oct.25  Iran  UN team 'visit Iran nuclear site'
Oct.26  UN Tribunal  Karadzic boycotts start of trial
Nov.5   Texas
  An army major has opened fire on fellow soldiers, killing 11 people and injuring 31. The shooter had been killed in the incident and two suspects arrested.    The gunman, Nidal Malik Hasan, was a military psychiatrist and due to be sent on a mission to Iraq. One of the...
Nov.29  Iran  Iran authorizes 10 new nuke plants Dec.1  Upstate New York  Obama: 3-year plan to end Afghan war Dec.30   Afghanistan   Eight US 'CIA agents' killed in bomb attack   A bomber was wearing an explosive vest managed to enter Forward Operating Base Chapman



World, Top Stories, 2009 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.11   Sulawesi Ferry disaster leaves 246 missing   21 have been rescued. Rescue crews continued their search for the missing a day after The Teratai Prima capsized off the coast of Majena Jan.15   New York Airplane crash-lands into Hudson River   A US Airways plane with 155 people on board went into a chilly river, apparently after striking birds upon takeoff from LaGuardia Airport Feb.9   Melbourne   Toll from bush fires claimed 181
Map of Victoria Australia
  Some people died in their cars trying to escape the fires. Some of the fires in the state of Victoria were started deliberately
 The Victorian bushfires are a series of bushfires that were ignited on 7 February 2009, resulting in Australia's highest ever loss of life from a bushfire. Over 500 people injuried. The fires have destroyed at least 1,834 homes in towns north-east of Melbourn. The fires have left an estimated 7,500 people homeless
Feb.11  Siberia  Russian and US satellites collide Feb.12   Upstate New York 50 die after plane crashes into house Feb.25  Netherlands  Nine killed as Turkish plane crashes Mar.6  Zimbabwe  PM's wife killed in car crash Apr.5   Italy About 300 dead in strong quake Map of L%27Aquila Italy
  A 6.3-magnitude earthquake jolted central Italy, after a series of about a hundred minor tremors since January.    This quake was caused by movement on a NW-SE trending normal fault. The majority of the damage occurred in the medieval capital city of the Abruzzo region and the sur...
Apr.7  Italy  Death toll rises to 207 in quake Apr.24   Mexico   'Swine flu' kills 60
Map of Mexico City Mexico
  The World Health Organization says it suspects flu has killed 60 people and infected 800 others; majority of the cases were in the capital
 The new virus strain is a type of influenza A (H1N1) virus, commonly called the swine flu. By the end of April, 300 schools had closed across the U.S. and the Mexican government ordered a multi-day shutdown of all non-essential activities in the government and private sector, amounting to a shutdown of most of the economy
Apr.25  Mexico  WHO: Mexico flu 'a potential pandemic' Apr.29  Texas  First U.S. swine flu death confirmed Apr.29  Geneva  WHO raises pandemic alert Apr.30   Mexico Mexico shuts down to control flu May.1  Hong Kong  'Flu' hotel sealed off May.3   Global WHO: cases of H1N1 virus now at 787 May.19  Jakarta  Nearly 100 dead in military plane crash May.22   South Korea Ex-S Korea leader 'kills himself' May.28  Brazil  Dam bursts after more rain Jun.1   Northeastern Brazil Air France plane crashed Map of Northeastern Brazil
  The Airbus A330-200 with 228 people aboard reported electrical problems in stormy weather before it lost contact.    The plane sent an automatic message signaling a...
Jun.5  North Mexico  29 children die in day care center fire Jun.11   Global   WHO declares swine flu pandemic  The World Health Organization raised the alert to its highest level, saying the virus has spread to enough countries to be considered a global... Jun.18  New Jersey  Jetliner lands safely after pilot dies Jun.29   Comoros Yemeni plane crashes with 154 aboard Jun.29  Northern Italy  14 die in Italian Riviera train-gas blast Jun.30  Comoros  Child found alive after Indian Ocean plane crash Jul.15   Iran 168 feared dead as plane crashes Jul.21  India  Darkness envelops Asia during eclipse Aug.8  Manhattan  Helicopter and plane collide, 9 died Aug.10   Taiwan 'Hundreds lost' in typhoon Aug.18  Siberia  62 still missing after blast at plant Aug.23   Athens Fire threat empties Athens suburb   Residents of an entire Agios Stefanos have been ordered from their homes as out-of-control wildfires blaze around the Greek capital Sep.8  West Africa  600,000 hit by flooding Sep.26  Manila  Dozens dead in floods Sep.29   Samoa 85 deaths reported after quake Sep.30   Sumatra Indonesia quake death kills thousands   Thousands more trapped by collapsed buildings and houses. The quake caused widespread power and phone outages Oct.1   Sumatra Quake deaths pass 1,000 Oct.10  Philippines  Days of flooding, landslides kill 186 Oct.15   Colorado 'Balloon boy' found alive at home Oct.23  Puerto Rico  Fire rages at fuel depot Nov.28   Russia Train wreck 'an act of terror' Dec.4   Ural 152 killed in nightclub blast and fire Dec.18  England  Eurostar trains stuck in tunnel



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2009 Mar.2  Lahore  Gunmen attack Sri Lankan cricket team May.27   Rome Barcelona claim Champions League glory
Jul.5  London  Federer win breaks Sampras record Oct.2   Denmark Rio to stage 2016 Olympic Games Dec.11  USA  Tiger Woods to take leave from golf



World, Top Stories, 2009 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.1  Russia  Gazprom cuts off Ukraine's gas Jan.6   European Union European gas supplies disrupted  Several countries say their supplies of Russian gas have been cut sharply amid an energy price dispute between Moscow and Ukraine Jan.17  Moscow  'Gas to flow' after deal Jan.28   Global   World growth 'worst for 60 years'  International Monetary Fund: World economic growth is set to fall to just 0.5% this year, its lowest rate since World War II Jan.28  House of Representatives  US House passes economic package Feb.14  Rome  G7 pledges to avoid protectionism Feb.18  Washington  Obama's housing plan 'to help 9m' Feb.23   New York US shares at nearly 12-year low
Mar.2  USA  AIG reports record $61.7bn loss Mar.4  Beijing  Economy tops China's congress meeting Mar.13  Switzerland  Switzerland eases banking secrecy Mar.14   London G20 leaders vow to restore growth Mar.18  Washington  Fed pumps $1.2tn into US economy Mar.20   Global   IMF: Global economy worst in 60 years
  The economic slowdown is so severe that the worldwide economy will contract for the first time in 60 years.    The total of goods and services produced around the world is projected t...
Mar.29  Detroit  GM chairman to leave car maker Apr.2   London   G20 leaders seal $1tn global deal  Leaders of the world's largest economies have reached an agreement to tackle the global financial crisis Apr.17   Sweden Court jails Pirate Bay founders
Apr.30   Mexico Mexico shuts down to control flu Jun.1   New York   GM enters bankruptcy protection
  Car giant General Motors has filed for bankruptcy protection, marking the biggest failure of an industrial company in US history.    General Motors had seen its losses widen following a steep fall in sales ...
Jun.25   Los Angeles   Singer Michael Jackson dies
  Paramedics were called to the singer's home around midday after he stopped breathing. He was pronounced dead two hours later
 Jackson had a history of health problems. He began his career as a child in family group The Jackson 5; then achieving global fame as a solo artist. Thriller, released in 1982, is the biggest-selling album of all time, shifting 65m copies
Jun.29   New York Fraudster Madoff gets 150 years
Jul.7  Los Angeles  Emotional farewell to King of Pop Aug.11  Amazon  TV host 'ordered killings' Sep.3  Los Angeles  Pop legend Michael Jackson buried Sep.9   U.S. Congress Obama urges action on healthcare Sep.20  Cuba  'Peace' concert riles some exiles Sep.24   Pittsburgh G-20 to supplant G-8 on world stage Sep.27   Switzerland   Roman Polanski detained in Zurich   Film director Roman Polanski has been taken into custody and faces extradition to the US for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977 Oct.29   Washington US economy is growing once again Nov.6   Washington US jobless rate rises to over 10%  US Labor Department: The unemployment rate in the US rose to 10.2% in October, which was its highest rate since April 1983 Nov.27  Dubai  Dubai debt woes 'a drama, but no crisis'



World, Top Stories, 2009 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.22  Congo  DR Congo rebel leader arrested Jan.23  Belgium  Infants stabbed at creche Feb.22  Cairo  Cairo is hit by deadly bomb blast Feb.26  UN Tribunal  Serb ex-president cleared of war crimes Mar.2  Guinea-Bissau  President shot dead Mar.2  Lahore  Gunmen attack Sri Lankan cricket team Mar.4   Hague   Arrest warrant issued for Sudan leader   The International Criminal Court at the Hague issued an arrest warrant for President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for a five-year campaign of viole... Mar.7   Northern Ireland Two die in Army attack
Mar.10  Alabama  Ten die in shooting spree Mar.11   West Germany 16 killed in school shooting   A gunman dressed in military gear killed 16 people in a shooting spree in Germany before he was shot dead by police Mar.19   Austria Fritzl jailed for life in dungeon incest case Mar.27  Tribal Areas  Mosque attack kills 50 Apr.8  Somalia  US crew seized by Somali pirates Apr.12   Somalia Captain rescued, snipers kill 3 pirates  U.S. Navy snipers fatally shot pirates holding Richard Phillips hostage after seeing one of the pirates 'had an AK-47 leveled at the captain's... Apr.15  Kenya  French warship captures pirates Apr.17   Sweden Court jails Pirate Bay founders Apr.18  Iran  Iran jails journalist as US spy Apr.21  India  Suspected rebels 'stop' train May.11  Ohio  Demjanjuk deported to Germany May.26  Lahore  Huge explosion in central Lahore Jun.7  North Korea  Reporters get 12-year terms in N. Korea Jun.9  New York  First Gitmo detainee arrives in U.S. Jun.29   New York Fraudster Madoff gets 150 years Jul.15  Chechnya  Activist Estemirova 'found murdered' Jul.16   Jakarta Deadly blasts hit Jakarta hotels Aug.1  Tel Aviv  Gunman attacks gay centre Aug.4   North Korea N. Korean leader pardons U.S. journalists Aug.8  Tehran  UK, French embassy employees on trial Aug.10  Myanmar  Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi 'guilty' Aug.11  Amazon  TV host 'ordered killings' Aug.12  England  Pirate fears as cargo ship vanishes Aug.19  Baghdad  95 killed, 310 injured in Baghdad attacks Aug.20   Libya   Lockerbie bomber returns to Libya
  Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, 57, has left Scotland on board a plane bound for Libya after being freed from prison on compassionate grounds
Aug.21  Iran  Defence minister-designate on Interpol list Aug.27   San Francisco Bay Area Missing girl found 18 years on
Sep.11  Taiwan  Chen, wife sentenced to life Sep.16  Indonesia  Top terror suspect killed in raid Sep.19  Colorado  Three Afghans held over US 'plot' Sep.27   Switzerland   Roman Polanski detained in Zurich   Film director Roman Polanski has been taken into custody and faces extradition to the US for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977 Oct.8  Paris  Culture minister admits sex with 'boys' Oct.10  Rawalpindi  Armed militants hold hostages at army HQ Oct.12  NW Pakistan  41 dead in Swat Valley blast Oct.18  Southern Iran  Commanders assassinated Oct.25   Baghdad Twin suicide bombings kill more than 130   520 wounded in car bombings in central Baghdad near Iraqi government buildings -- the deadliest attack on civilians in Iraq this year Oct.26  UN Tribunal  Karadzic boycotts start of trial Oct.27  Kabul  3 U.N. staff killed in firefight Oct.28   Peshawar Car bomb kills at least 100 in market Nov.1  Rawalpindi  35 dead in explosion Nov.5   Texas   Deadly shootings at US army base Map of Fort Hood Texas
  An army major has opened fire on fellow soldiers, killing 11 people and injuring 31. The shooter had been killed in the incident and two suspects arrested.    The gunman, Nidal Malik Hasan, was a military psychiatrist and due to be sent on a mission to Iraq. One of the...
Nov.24   Southern Philippines Death toll rises in massacre   Bodies lie scattered in a rural field, some unearthed from a shallow grave hastily dug by the gunmen who seized the group of men and women Nov.28   Russia Train wreck 'an act of terror' Dec.8   Baghdad Car bombs killed at least 127 people Dec.13   Milan PM Silvio Berlusconi is bloodied by attack Dec.25   Detroit Jet incident 'was terror attack bid'   An incident on an airliner arriving from the Netherlands was an attempt by a passenger to blow up the plane. The suspect was subdued Dec.30   Afghanistan   Eight US 'CIA agents' killed in bomb attack   A bomber was wearing an explosive vest managed to enter Forward Operating Base Chapman



World, Top Stories, 2009 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.17  Moscow  'Gas to flow' after deal Jan.20   Washington   President Obama sworn into history
  Barack Obama launched his presidency before an estimated 1.5 million people on the National Mall with somber yet confident tones.    After being sworn in as the first African-American US leader, President Obama uses his inaugural address to pledge...
Jan.22   Washington   Obama signs order to close Guantanamo  President Obama issued 3 executive orders to demonstrate a clean break from the Bush administration Jan.28  House of Representatives  US House passes economic package Jan.30  Iraq  Change in the air as Iraq votes Feb.2   Iran Iran makes first satellite launch   Iran has launched its first domestically made satellite into orbit from a Safir-2 rocket. Iran is subject to UN sanctions Feb.11  Zimbabwe  Tsvangirai sworn in as PM Feb.19  Kyrgyzstan  Parliament votes to close key U.S. base Feb.20  Jerusalem  Netanyahu picked to form government Mar.4  Beijing  Economy tops China's congress meeting Mar.6  Zimbabwe  PM's wife killed in car crash Mar.8  Washington  Obama reversed stem cell ban Mar.14   London G20 leaders vow to restore growth
Mar.17   Cameroon   Pope visits Africa, reaffirms condom ban  Benedict XVI refused to soften the Vatican's ban on condom use as he arrived in Africa for his first visit to the continent as pope Mar.20  Iran  Obama offers Iran 'new beginning' Mar.21   Madagascar Opposition leader becomes president Mar.21  Pakistan  Judge Chaudhry regains top post Mar.28  London  Thousands join G-20 protest Mar.28  Global  Lights go out across planet for Earth Hour Apr.2   London   G20 leaders seal $1tn global deal  Leaders of the world's largest economies have reached an agreement to tackle the global financial crisis Apr.10   Thailand Thai protests disrupt Asian summit Apr.17  Trinidad & Tobago  Obama offers Cuba 'new beginning' Apr.18  Iran  Iran jails journalist as US spy Apr.20   Geneva Walkout at Iran leader's speech Apr.24   South Africa ANC wins 'outright poll majority' May.3   Italy Berlusconi's wife to divorce him May.11  Tel Aviv  Pope addresses Holocaust on Israel visit May.14  Myanmar  Suu Kyi taken to prison May.15  India  Congress alliance well ahead in election May.19  London  Speaker quits 'for sake of unity' May.22   South Korea Ex-S Korea leader 'kills himself' May.26  North Korea  N Korea threatens military action Jun.4   Egypt Obama speaks of tensions with Muslims Jun.4  London  Minister quits, calls for Brown's resignation Jun.7  European Union  Center-right does well in EU poll Jun.7  North Korea  Reporters get 12-year terms in N. Korea Jun.7  Lebanon  Pro-West bloc retains control Jun.12   Iran Ahmadinejad has large lead in election Jun.13   Tehran Election protests turn violent Map of Tehran Iran
  Ahmadinejad declaration as the winner of presidential election brought thousands of supporters of the rival Moussavi onto the streets.    Moussavi supporters are crying foul as street clashes have erupted in the aftermath of the polls Protesters a...
Jun.14  Jerusalem  PM calls for demilitarized Palestinian state Jun.21  Tehran  Iran silences street protesters Jun.22  Tehran  Hundreds protest, despite warning Jun.28  Iran  British Embassy workers seized in Iran Jul.5   Western China Scores killed in China protests   Violence in restive western region of Xinjiang has left at least 140 people dead and more than 800 injured Jul.10  Ghana  Obama's trip sends message to Africa Jul.15  Chechnya  Activist Estemirova 'found murdered' Jul.20  Washington  Obama hails Apollo 11 astronauts Jul.24  Honduras  Zelaya shortly crosses border Jul.31  Philippines  Corazon Aquino dies Aug.1  Tel Aviv  Gunman attacks gay centre Aug.3  Iran  Protests in Iran as Ahmadinejad endorsed Aug.4   North Korea N. Korean leader pardons U.S. journalists Aug.8  Tehran  UK, French embassy employees on trial Aug.10  Myanmar  Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi 'guilty' Aug.21  Iran  Defence minister-designate on Interpol list Aug.25   Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy, 77, dies   The Democratic Massachusetts senator, the brother of ex-President John F Kennedy, has died after battling a brain tumour Aug.30   Taiwan Dalai Lama arrives in Taiwan Aug.30  Japan  Opposition set for victory Sep.9   U.S. Congress Obama urges action on healthcare Sep.11  Taiwan  Chen, wife sentenced to life Sep.15   Japan Hatoyama takes over as PM  Parliament has formally confirmed Yukio Hatoyama as the prime minister. His Democratic Party of Japan won a huge poll victory last month Sep.21  Honduras  Zelaya returns to Honduras Sep.22  New York  Summit focuses on climate change Sep.24   Pittsburgh G-20 to supplant G-8 on world stage Sep.25   USA Iran 'hiding underground nuclear facility' Sep.27  Berlin  Exit polls show Merkel retains office Oct.4  Greece  Socialist Papandreou declared winner Oct.8  Paris  Culture minister admits sex with 'boys' Oct.9   Norway   Obama awarded 2009 Nobel Peace Prize   Obama said that he was 'surprised and deeply humbled' by the decision of the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award him the 2009 Nobel Peace Pri... Oct.10   Switzerland   Armenia, Turkey sign historic agreement   Turkey and Armenia are establishing diplomatic relations after nearly a century of animosity. The border has been closed since 1993 Oct.11  Turkey  Israel out of NATO event because of Gaza Oct.16   Maldives Cabinet meets underwater Oct.20   Kabul Karzai accepts election runoff Oct.25  Iran  UN team 'visit Iran nuclear site' Oct.29  Honduras  Honduras rivals resolve deadlock Nov.2   Kabul   Karzai declared elected president  Afghan electoral officials declared incumbent President Hamid Karzai the winner of another term in office, after canceling second round of v... Nov.3  Czech Republic  EU reform treaty passes last test Nov.9   Berlin Berlin celebrates wall's fall aniversary Nov.19   Belgium Belgian PM is first 'president of Europe'   European Union leaders named Herman Van Rompuy, edging out former British Prime Minister Tony Blair for a still-vaguely defined job Nov.29   Switzerland Voters back ban on minarets  Swiss voters, more than 57% of voters and 22 out of 26 cantons, have supported a referendum proposal to ban the building of minarets Nov.29  Iran  Iran authorizes 10 new nuke plants Dec.1  Upstate New York  Obama: 3-year plan to end Afghan war Dec.13   Milan PM Silvio Berlusconi is bloodied by attack Dec.19   Denmark Climate deal meets UN qualification   Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed a US-backed climate deal in Copenhagen as an 'essential beginning' Dec.19  Iran  Dissident Grand Ayatollah Montazeri dies Dec.24   Vatican Pope falls in incident at midnight Mass Dec.27  Tehran  Several killed, 300 arrested in protests