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01-12 'Catastrophic' earthquake slams Haiti Port-au-Prince, Haiti
2. 03-02 Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM Greece
3. 04-10 Polish president died in plane crash Smolensk, Russia
E. 04-17 Volcanic ash wreaking travel chaos Iceland
F. 04-21 Oil spill after blast on oil rig Louisiana
6. 05-30 Deaths as Israeli forces storm aid ship Gaza
H. 08-01 More than 1,100 dead in flooding NW Pakistan
8. 08-02 Russian fires prompt state of emergency Moscow
J. 10-13 Last trapped Chile miner rescued Copiapo, Chile

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  'Catastrophic' earthquake slams Haiti   A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck southern Haiti, knocking down buildings and power lines. Heavy damage and bodies in the streets of the cap... Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM Polish president died in plane crash Volcanic ash wreaking travel chaos   Oil spill after blast on oil rig  A 'catastrophic' explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames Deaths as Israeli forces storm aid ship More than 1,100 dead in flooding Russian fires prompt state of emergency   Last trapped Chile miner rescued   The last of the 33 miners trapped deep underground in northern Chile for more than two months has been rescued Haiti cholera outbreak kills 138 Artillery fire on Korea border Wikileaks reveals US global fears
Jan.1  NW Pakistan  Terror attack kills 93 at volleyball match
Jan.8  Angola  Togo football team bus attacked
Jan.12  San Francisco Bay Area  Google reports China-based attack
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Jan.13  Haiti  Haiti capital 'flattened,' many feared dead
Jan.17  Chile  Billionaire Pinera wins presidential election
Jan.20  Haiti  US to send 4,000 extra troops to Haiti
Jan.24  Lebanon  Ethiopian airliner crashes; 90 on board
Jan.26  Southern California  Avatar is top-grossing film ever
Jan.29  Taiwan  U.S., Taiwan in $6.4 billion arms deal
Feb.8  Japan  Toyota recalls thousands of Prius cars
Feb.12  Helmand  NATO launching major Afghan offensive
 Vancouver  Olympic opening clouded by death
Feb.15  Karachi  Top Taliban commander captured
Feb.16  Dubai  Dubai ties Hamas official's death to EU
Feb.19  Morocco  Minaret collapse kills 41
Feb.20  Portugal  Madeira floods and mudslides kill 43
Feb.23  Sudan  Sudan signs ceasefire with Darfur rebels
Feb.27  Chile  Massive 8.8 quake hits Chile
Feb.28  France  Storm batters Europe, at least 51 dead
Mar.2   Greece
Mar.9  Jerusalem  Israel approves new homes in E. Jerusalem
Mar.19  London  BA cabin crew begin strike action
Mar.20  Vatican  Pope says 'sorry' for Irish church abuse
Mar.21  House of Representatives  U.S. House passes health care vote
Mar.25  Vatican  Pope accused of failing to act on abuse
Mar.26  South Korea  South Korean navy ship sinking near North
Mar.28  Moscow  Dozens killed in subway blasts
Apr.6  USA  Blast killed at least 25 miners
 Rio de Janeiro  Rains, flooding kill 200 in Brazil
Apr.10   Russia
Apr.13  Western China  Hundreds dead in 6.9 earthquake
Apr.14  Japan  Toyota suspends sales of Lexus worldwide
Apr.17   Iceland
Apr.21   Louisiana
May.1  Manhattan  Suspected bomb found on Times Square
May.5  Athens  Three dead as Greek strike grows violent
May.9  Belgium  EU approves $560B crisis fund
May.11  London  David Cameron named UK prime minister
May.12  Libya  Child is sole Libya jet crash survivor
May.14  Thailand  Death toll rises amid red-shirt clashes
May.21  Southern India  Plane crash leaves about 160 dead
May.24  Jamaica  Police storm stronghold of drugs lord
May.27  India  100 dead after 'sabotage' derails train
May.29  Guatemala  Deadly storm hits Central America
May.30  Washington  Oil leak 'worst US environment disaster'
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Jun.3  Chile  Van der Sloot arrested in Chile
Jun.13  Kyrgyzstan  Tens of thousands flee ethnic violence
Jun.20  Colombia  Santos wins election
Jun.22  Jamaica  Alleged drug kingpin arrested
Jun.28  Washington  Feds charge 10 with spying for Russia
Jul.9  Austria  U.S., Russia swap spies
Jul.11  Johannesburg  Spain win World Cup in extra time
Jul.15  Louisiana  BP says oil has stopped leaking
Jul.24  Ruhr  Festival stampede kills 19
Jul.25  USA  Thousands of Afghan war docs go online
Jul.27  Pakistan  Plane crashes in Pakistan capital
Aug.1   NW Pakistan
Aug.2   Moscow
Aug.3  Manhattan  'Ground Zero mosque' moves closer
Aug.6  Chile  33 workers trapped in mine
Aug.21  Southern Iran  Iran's first nuclear plant begins fueling
Aug.22  Chile  33 trapped miners alive after 17 days
Aug.25  North Mexico  Migrant link in Mexico killings. 72 died
Aug.31  Iraq  U.S. combat mission in Iraq ends
Sep.7  Florida  Church defiant over Koran burning
Sep.20  Japan  China, Japan relations sour over captain
Sep.26  West Bank  Israel's West Bank building freeze expires
Sep.29  European Union  Terror plot: possible attacks in 5 countries
Sep.30  Ecuador  Ecuador troops rescue president
Oct.7  Hungary  Hungarian sludge reaches Danube
Oct.8  Norway  Liu wins Nobel Peace Prize
Oct.13   Chile
Oct.22   Haiti
Oct.26  Indonesia  Thousands flee Indonesia volcano
 Sumatra  112 dead, 500 missing after quake
Oct.29  Washington  Packages had 'explosive material'
Nov.2  Washington  Republicans win House, Dems keep Senate
Nov.8  Haiti  Haiti capital cholera fears grow
Nov.13  Myanmar  Burma releases Aung San Suu Kyi
Nov.20  Vatican  Condoms OK in some cases - Pope
Nov.22  Cambodia  350 die in stampede at festival
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Nov.23  New Zealand  Mine: 'No survivors' after second blast
Nov.28   USA
Dec.2  Northern Israel  Dozens killed in northern Israel forest fire
Dec.7  London  Assange jailed as extradition considered
Dec.10  Norway  Chinese dissident awarded Peace Prize
Dec.11  Sweden  One dead after Stockholm blasts
Dec.14  Australia  'Many drown' in asylum shipwreck
Dec.24  European Union  Snow paralyses transport in W. Europe
Dec.27  Moscow  Russian court finds Khodorkovsky guilty
Dec.28  Queensland  Flood chaos forces mass evacuations



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Europe
Madeira floods and mudslides kill 43
Storm batters Europe, at least 51 dead
Polish president died in plane crash
Russian fires prompt state of emergency
Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM
Pope accused of failing to act on abuse
Polish president died in plane crash
David Cameron named UK prime minister
Russian fires prompt state of emergency
Chinese dissident awarded Peace Prize
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Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM
BA cabin crew begin strike action
EU approves $560B crisis fund
Dozens killed in subway blasts
Latin America
'Catastrophic' earthquake slams Haiti
Haiti capital 'flattened,' many feared dead
Massive 8.8 quake hits Chile
33 trapped miners alive after 17 days
Last trapped Chile miner rescued
Haiti cholera outbreak kills 138
Billionaire Pinera wins presidential election
US to send 4,000 extra troops to Haiti
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Alleged drug kingpin arrested
European Union
Madeira floods and mudslides kill 43
Storm batters Europe, at least 51 dead
Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM
Three dead as Greek strike grows violent
David Cameron named UK prime minister
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Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM
BA cabin crew begin strike action
EU approves $560B crisis fund
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Arab Countries
Ethiopian airliner crashes; 90 on board
Minaret collapse kills 41
Child is sole Libya jet crash survivor
Sudan signs ceasefire with Darfur rebels
Deaths as Israeli forces storm aid ship
Sudan signs ceasefire with Darfur rebels
Deaths as Israeli forces storm aid ship
U.S. combat mission in Iraq ends
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USA
Blast killed at least 25 miners
Oil spill after blast on oil rig
Google reports China-based attack
U.S. House passes health care vote
Wikileaks reveals US global fears
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Avatar is top-grossing film ever
Oil spill after blast on oil rig
Suspected bomb found on Times Square
East Asia
South Korean navy ship sinking near North
Burma releases Aung San Suu Kyi
U.S., Taiwan in $6.4 billion arms deal
South Korean navy ship sinking near North
Artillery fire on Korea border
U.S., Taiwan in $6.4 billion arms deal
Toyota recalls thousands of Prius cars
Toyota suspends sales of Lexus worldwide
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Caribbean
'Catastrophic' earthquake slams Haiti
Haiti capital 'flattened,' many feared dead
Haiti cholera outbreak kills 138
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US to send 4,000 extra troops to Haiti
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Alleged drug kingpin arrested
South Asia
Hundreds dead in 6.9 earthquake
More than 1,100 dead in flooding
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NATO launching major Afghan offensive
Top Taliban commander captured
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Terror attack kills 93 at volleyball match
South America
Massive 8.8 quake hits Chile
33 trapped miners alive after 17 days
Last trapped Chile miner rescued
Billionaire Pinera wins presidential election
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Chile
Massive 8.8 quake hits Chile
Last trapped Chile miner rescued
Billionaire Pinera wins presidential election
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Haiti
'Catastrophic' earthquake slams Haiti
Haiti capital 'flattened,' many feared dead
Haiti cholera outbreak kills 138
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US to send 4,000 extra troops to Haiti
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Post Soviet
Polish president died in plane crash
Russian fires prompt state of emergency
Polish president died in plane crash
Russian fires prompt state of emergency
Tens of thousands flee ethnic violence
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Dozens killed in subway blasts
Africa
Minaret collapse kills 41
Child is sole Libya jet crash survivor
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Togo football team bus attacked
North Africa
Minaret collapse kills 41
Child is sole Libya jet crash survivor
Sudan signs ceasefire with Darfur rebels
Sudan signs ceasefire with Darfur rebels
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Russia
Polish president died in plane crash
Russian fires prompt state of emergency
Polish president died in plane crash
Russian fires prompt state of emergency
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Dozens killed in subway blasts
Pakistan
More than 1,100 dead in flooding
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Top Taliban commander captured
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Terror attack kills 93 at volleyball match

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Terror attack kills 93 at volleyball match   A suicide car bomb exploded Friday in the middle of a group of men, killing 75 and wounding 60. 8 houses in the neighborhood collapsed Togo football team bus attacked Google reports China-based attack  Google says pullout possible. The company and at least 20 others were victims of a highly sophisticated and targeted attack in mid-December   'Catastrophic' earthquake slams Haiti Map of Port-au-Prince Haiti


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Jan.1   NW Pakistan  
 Denmark  Controversial cartoonist escapes attack
Jan.8   Angola
Jan.12   San Francisco Bay Area  
  Haiti  
  A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck southern Haiti, knocking down buildings and power lines. Heavy damage and bodies in the streets of the capital
 Haiti's worst quake in two centuries seriously damaged the HQ of the UN mission and its personnel are missing. The national palace and a hospital are among buildings badly damaged; rescuers are digging under rubble
Jan.13   Haiti Haiti capital 'flattened,' many feared dead Jan.17   Chile Billionaire Pinera wins presidential election Jan.19  Massachusetts  Republicans win key US Senate election Jan.20   Haiti US to send 4,000 extra troops to Haiti Jan.24   Lebanon Ethiopian airliner crashes; 90 on board Jan.26   Southern California   Avatar is top-grossing film ever  Sci-fi spectacular has surpassed Titanic to become the highest grossing movie of all time, figures from distributor 20th Century Fox show Jan.27  Haiti  Girl, 16, pulled from rubble Jan.29   Taiwan U.S., Taiwan in $6.4 billion arms deal  Japan  Toyota president sorry

February 2010 ... more > Top ^
Feb.4  Haiti  U.S. missionaries charged with kidnapping Feb.7  Ukraine  Exit polls report Yanukovych victory Feb.8   Japan   Toyota recalls thousands of Prius cars  Toyota has recalled about 200,000 of hybrid Prius cars sold in Japan last year due to a brake problem Feb.10  Greece  PM vows to slash huge government deficit Feb.12   Helmand   NATO launching major Afghan offensive   NATO troops were set to launch their biggest offensive of the war, attacking the last Taliban stronghold in a war-scarred southern province   Vancouver Olympic opening clouded by death
Feb.15   Karachi Top Taliban commander captured Feb.16   Dubai     Dubai ties Hamas official's death to EU  Dubai authorities issued an international arrest warrant for suspects in last month's slaying of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh Feb.18  Texas  Pilot air attack on US tax office  Niger  Military coup ousts president Feb.19   Morocco Minaret collapse kills 41 Feb.20   Portugal Madeira floods and mudslides kill 43 Feb.21  Portugal  Flood rescuers search streets and houses  Germany  Lufthansa four-day strike begins Feb.23   Sudan Sudan signs ceasefire with Darfur rebels Feb.24  House of Representatives  Lawmakers grilled Toyota's president Feb.25  Helmand  Afghan flag raised over Taliban town Feb.26  Turkey  Ex-generals charged over 'plot' Feb.27   Chile   Massive 8.8 quake hits Chile   An earthquake is killing at least 147 people and triggering tsunami warnings for the entire Pacific basin. The quake struck at 3:34 a.m. off... Feb.28   France Storm batters Europe, at least 51 dead

March 2010 ... more > Top ^
Mar.2   Greece     Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM
  Prime Minister George Papandreou has likened the country's budget crisis to a 'wartime situation' and said Greece was at risk of bankruptcy.    The government has approved a package of tax increases and spending cuts to save 4.8bn euros and ease its budget crisis, including ri...
Mar.3  Greece  Greece backs new round of tax rises Mar.8  Nigeria  Attack on Nigerian town kills hundreds Mar.9   Jerusalem Israel approves new homes in E. Jerusalem
Mar.16  Thailand  Protesters carry blood to PM house Mar.19   London BA cabin crew begin strike action Mar.20   Vatican Pope says 'sorry' for Irish church abuse Mar.21   House of Representatives   U.S. House passes health care vote   The House passed the Senate's health care reform bill and a package of measures meant to reconcile differences with the Senate bill Mar.22  China  Google stops censoring search in China Mar.25   Vatican     Pope accused of failing to act on abuse  Benedict XVI has been accused of failing to act on complaints from two archbishops in the US about a priest who allegedly abused 200 deaf bo... Mar.26   South Korea   South Korean navy ship sinking near North   104 crew members are on board the 1,500-ton ship in the Yellow Sea off the Seoul-controlled island of Baengnyeong, near North Korea  Washington  U.S., Russia OK nuclear cuts Mar.27  Congo  DR Congo rebel massacre is uncovered Mar.28   Moscow   Dozens killed in subway blasts   Explosions rocked a pair of central Moscow subway stations during morning rush hour, killing at least 37 people and wounding 10 others Mar.29  Shanghai  Rio Tinto executives jailed

April 2010 ... more > Top ^
Apr.3  South Africa  Eugene Terreblanche killed  Queensland  Alert over oil leak on Great Barrier Reef Apr.5  Peshawar  Explosions kill 67 near U.S. consulate  China  China rescues 115 from flooded mine Apr.6   USA   Blast killed at least 25 miners   One of the men killed in coal mine explosion at the Massey Energy Co. knew of the danger but didn't let it bother him   Rio de Janeiro Rains, flooding kill 200 in Brazil
Apr.7  Kyrgyzstan  Opposition sets up 'people's government' Apr.8  Moscow  Obama, Medvedev sign arms treaty Apr.9  Vatican  Pope hit by new child abuse allegations Apr.10   Russia   Polish president died in plane crash Map of Smolensk Russia
  Tupolev 154, carrying Lech Kaczynski, has crashed near a Russian airport. 87 people were killed; there were no survivors.    Kaczynski, his wife Maria and several senior government figures were in Russia to mark the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre. They included the army chief ...
 Thailand  18 killed in Bangkok protests Apr.13   Western China Hundreds dead in 6.9 earthquake Apr.14   Japan Toyota suspends sales of Lexus worldwide Apr.17   Iceland     Volcanic ash wreaking travel chaos
  A cloud from an Icelandic volcano continued to blanket Europe, shutting down airspace in 23 countries and causing misery for millions of travelers.    Virtually all of Europe's major airports remain closed as a huge plume of ash drifts south and east across...
Apr.18  Poland  Poles hold funeral for president Apr.19  Netherlands  Europe airport start to reopen for flights Apr.21   Louisiana     Oil spill after blast on oil rig
  A 'catastrophic' explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames
 At least 11 missing after blast. Massive oil spill is the largest offshore spill in U.S. history and among the largest oil spills in history. The spill stemmed from a sea-floor oil gusher
Apr.26  Miami  Noriega extradited to France

May 2010 ... more > Top ^
May.1   Manhattan Suspected bomb found on Times Square May.3  Mumbai  Pakistani man convicted for 2008 siege May.4  Greece  Tansport halts as strike extends May.5   Athens Three dead as Greek strike grows violent May.6  London  Conservatives head for big gains May.9   Belgium EU approves $560B crisis fund May.11   London     David Cameron named UK prime minister   Cameron immediately began forming his coalition government, appointing several Liberal Democrat leaders to Cabinet posts May.12   Libya   Child is sole Libya jet crash survivor   92 passengers and 11 crew members were killed. An 8-year-old boy who is a Dutch citizen is the sole survivor of a deadly Afriqiyah Airways ... May.13  Thailand  Red-shirt supporter Gen Khattiya shot May.14   Thailand Death toll rises amid red-shirt clashes May.16  Northern England  Ash closes airports in England, Ireland May.18  Thailand  Army advances on Bangkok protest site May.19  South Korea  N. Korea responsible for sinking warship May.21   Southern India Plane crash leaves about 160 dead May.22  Spain  Inter are European champions May.24   Jamaica Police storm stronghold of drugs lord May.27   India 100 dead after 'sabotage' derails train May.29   Guatemala Deadly storm hits Central America May.30   Washington Oil leak 'worst US environment disaster'  Colombia  Ex-Minister Santos leads in vote   Gaza     Deaths as Israeli forces storm aid ship
  More than 10 people onboard a flotilla carrying aid for the Palestinian territory of Gaza were killed when security forces boarded the boats.    Armed forces boarded the largest vessel overnight, clashing with some of the 500 people on board' about 64 km out to sea. Israeli soldiers wer...


June 2010 ... more > Top ^
Jun.3   Chile Van der Sloot arrested in Chile  Japan  DPJ chooses Naoto Kan as leader Jun.12  Global  American teenage sailor rescued  Kyrgyzstan  Shoot-to-kill in Kyrgyz south Jun.13   Kyrgyzstan   Tens of thousands flee ethnic violence   Nearly 114 people have been killed in ethnic violence in Kyrgyzstan, and more than 700 hospitalized Jun.15  Northern Ireland  Bloody Sunday killed were innocent Jun.20   Colombia Santos wins election Jun.22   Jamaica   Alleged drug kingpin arrested   Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, 41, was arrested outside Kingston Jun.23  Washington  Obama fires US Afghan commander Jun.24  Belgium  Belgian Catholic offices raided in sex probe  Washington  Obama and Medvedev hail 're-set' ties Jun.28   Washington Feds charge 10 with spying for Russia

July 2010 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1  Lahore  Suicide bombers hit shrine Jul.3  Congo  Hundreds killed in oil tanker explosion Jul.4  Poland  Komorowski leads Polish presidential poll Jul.6  Cape Town  Netherlands beat Uruguay to reach final Jul.7  Cuba  Cuba to release 52 political prisoners  South Africa  Spain reached the World Cup final Jul.9   Austria U.S., Russia swap spies
Jul.11   Johannesburg     Spain win World Cup in extra time   Andres Iniesta scores with four minutes left in extra time to give Spain their first World Cup with a 1-0 victory over the Netherlands  Uganda  Twin blasts in Uganda capital kill 64 people Jul.15  Argentina  Argentina legalises gay marriage   Louisiana BP says oil has stopped leaking Jul.22  Venezuela  Venezuela breaks relations with Colombia Jul.23  European Union  Europe's big banks pass stress tests Jul.24   Ruhr Festival stampede kills 19  South Korea  U.S., South Korea begin military exercises Jul.25   USA Thousands of Afghan war docs go online Jul.27  United Kingdom  BP ousts CEO Hayward   Pakistan Plane crashes in Pakistan capital Jul.31  Russia  Wildfires:25 dead, thousands homeless

August 2010 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1   NW Pakistan     More than 1,100 dead in flooding
  Another 30,000 people were stuck on their rooftops and in higher areas as they tried to escape rushing floodwaters.    About 30,000 troops have joined the relief effort, with large part...
Aug.2  UN  UN announces Gaza flotilla probe   Moscow     Russian fires prompt state of emergency
  Authorities have imposed a state of emergency around about 500 towns and villages because of wildfires burning across the west of the country.    700 fires are burning, covering about 450 square miles. Most of the fires were started accidentally b...
Aug.3   Manhattan 'Ground Zero mosque' moves closer  Southern Lebanon  Israeli, Lebanese soldiers exchange fire Aug.5  NW Pakistan  Spreading Pakistan floods hit 4m Aug.6  Moscow  Muscovites struggle to breathe   Chile 33 workers trapped in mine Aug.7  Northern Afghanistan  Taliban kills medics, including Americans Aug.8  Western China  Landslides kill at least 127 in China  North Korea  North Korea 'holds Southern boat' Aug.10  Colombia  Colombia, Venezuela to restore ties Aug.14  Pakistan  Pakistan says 20m hit by floods Aug.16  Colombia  737 breaks apart on island landing Aug.20  Washington  Palestinians, Israel agree to resume talks Aug.21   Southern Iran Iran's first nuclear plant begins fueling  Australia  Australia set for hung parliament Aug.22  Pakistan  Disease threat follows Pakistan floods   Chile     33 trapped miners alive after 17 days   Miners are alive and in a shelter, President Pinera said, raising hopes for the first time in the nearly 3 weeks since the mine collapsed Aug.23  Manila  Bloody end to hostage siege Aug.25   North Mexico Migrant link in Mexico killings. 72 died  China  Kim Jong Il making China visit Aug.28  England  Arrest over cricket 'bets scam' Aug.31   Iraq   U.S. combat mission in Iraq ends   At 5 p.m. ET -- at a cost of more than 4,400 U.S. military personnel killed and 30,000 wounded -- thes combat mission officially drew to a c...  Chile  Drilling to reach miners begins

September 2010 ... more > Top ^
Sep.7   Florida Church defiant over Koran burning
 Congo  U.N.: Congo sex attacks exceed 500 Sep.11  Manhattan  9/11 anniversary marked amid row Sep.12  Turkey  Turks approve new constitution Sep.14  Paris  French senate approves burqa ban  Tehran  Freed US hiker vows to help friends  New York  Tea Party surges in US primaries Sep.16  Scotland  Thousands attend Mass in Glasgow Sep.17  Chile  Bore hole reaches trapped Chilean miners Sep.20   Japan China, Japan relations sour over captain Sep.23  UN Gen. Assembly  US protest at Iran leader's UN speech Sep.26   West Bank Israel's West Bank building freeze expires Sep.27  North Korea  N Korean leader's son 'promoted' Sep.29   European Union Terror plot: possible attacks in 5 countries Sep.30   Ecuador Ecuador troops rescue president

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Oct.3  Pakistan  Nato oil tankers hit in Pakistan Oct.7   Hungary Hungarian sludge reaches Danube
Oct.8   Norway Liu wins Nobel Peace Prize Oct.9  North Korea  N. Korea leader, son make appearance Oct.11  France  French unions launch new strike Oct.12  USA  US judge rejects gay military ban Oct.13   Chile     Last trapped Chile miner rescued Map of Copiapo Chile
  The last of the 33 miners trapped deep underground in northern Chile for more than two months has been rescued
 They were greeted by families and President Sebastian Pinera. The rescued miners have been taken to hospital with severe dental infections and some eye problems. The six rescuers sent down to assist the miners are now being winched up
Oct.15  Switzerland  Swiss complete world's longest rail tunnel Oct.22  USA  WikiLeaks releases 400,000 Iraq papers   Haiti     Haiti cholera outbreak kills 138
  The death toll from a cholera outbreak in Haiti has risen to more than 150 confirmed deaths.    All the reported cases are in the Artibonite and Central Plateau regions. Hosp...
Oct.26   Indonesia Thousands flee Indonesia volcano
  Sumatra 112 dead, 500 missing after quake Oct.27  Paris  French Parliament OKs pension reform Oct.28  Afghanistan  DEA: $56 million worth of heroin seized Oct.29   Washington Packages had 'explosive material' Oct.31  Brazil  Brazil elects first female president

November 2010 ... more > Top ^
Nov.2   Washington Republicans win House, Dems keep Senate
Nov.4  Indonesia  Volcano kills dozens in Indonesia Nov.8   Haiti Haiti capital cholera fears grow Nov.13   Myanmar     Burma releases Aung San Suu Kyi   The military authorities have released the pro-democracy leader from house arrest. She told thousands of supporters they had to 'work in uni... Nov.16  London  Prince William announced engagement Nov.18  Ireland  Dublin needs aid, minister admits Nov.19  Portugal  NATO agrees on missile defense Nov.20   Vatican Condoms OK in some cases - Pope Nov.22   Cambodia 350 die in stampede at festival   South Korea   Artillery fire on Korea border Map of island of Yeonpyeong South Korea
  North Korea has fired artillery shells across its western maritime border, prompting return fire from South Korea.    Artillery shells at one of border islands are killing two marines and two civilians. The South's military placed on its highest non-wartim...
Nov.23   New Zealand Mine: 'No survivors' after second blast Nov.28  Rio de Janeiro  Brazil forces take over Rio slum   USA     Wikileaks reveals US global fears
  Whistle-blowing website has begun releasing extracts from secret cables sent by US embassies, giving an insight into current global concerns.    1. Saudi Arabia's King was urging the US to attack Iran and end its nuclear weapons program. 2. Concerns over the security of Paki...


December 2010 ... more > Top ^
Dec.2   Northern Israel Dozens killed in northern Israel forest fire
Dec.4  Ivory Coast  Ivorian crisis as rivals sworn in Dec.7   London Assange jailed as extradition considered Dec.9  London  Protesters attack Prince Charles' car Dec.10   Norway     Chinese dissident awarded Peace Prize  An empty chair stood in for imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo as he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in absentia Dec.11  Mexico  Climate summit agree on deal   Sweden One dead after Stockholm blasts Dec.12  Israel  Fierce storms strike Middle East Dec.14   Australia 'Many drown' in asylum shipwreck Dec.16  London  Wikileaks founder Assange freed on bail Dec.17  Venezuela  Chavez gets power to govern by decree Dec.19  South Korea  South Korea starts live-fire drill Dec.22  Washington  Obama signs law ending military gay ban Dec.23  Rome  Parcel bombs hit Rome embassies  Ivory Coast  Post-election violence claimed 173 lives Dec.24   European Union Snow paralyses transport in W. Europe Dec.27   Moscow Russian court finds Khodorkovsky guilty  New York  Travel chaos as blizzards hit US Dec.28   Queensland Flood chaos forces mass evacuations Dec.29  Denmark  Denmark holds 'cartoon plotters' Dec.30  Tel Aviv  Ex-president guilty of rape, harassment  Baghdad  Christians killed in Iraq attacks Dec.31  Egypt  Deadly blast at Egyptian church


Togo football team bus attacked US to send 4,000 extra troops to Haiti U.S., Taiwan in $6.4 billion arms deal NATO launching major Afghan offensive   NATO troops were set to launch their biggest offensive of the war, attacking the last Taliban stronghold in a war-scarred southern province Top Taliban commander captured Sudan signs ceasefire with Darfur rebels South Korean navy ship sinking near North   104 crew members are on board the 1,500-ton ship in the Yellow Sea off the Seoul-controlled island of Baengnyeong, near North Korea   Deaths as Israeli forces storm aid ship




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Jan.8   Angola
Jan.20   Haiti
Jan.29   Taiwan
Feb.12   Helmand
Feb.15   Karachi
Feb.18  Niger  Military coup ousts president
Feb.23   Sudan
Feb.26  Turkey  Ex-generals charged over 'plot'
Mar.26   South Korea
Mar.27  Congo  DR Congo rebel massacre is uncovered
Apr.8  Moscow  Obama, Medvedev sign arms treaty
May.18  Thailand  Army advances on Bangkok protest site
May.19  South Korea  N. Korea responsible for sinking warship
May.30   Gaza
  More than 10 people onboard a flotilla carrying aid for the Palestinian territory of Gaza were killed when security forces boarded the boats.    Armed forces boarded the largest vessel overnight, clashing with some of the 500 people on board' about 64 km out to sea. Israeli soldiers wer...
Jun.13   Kyrgyzstan Tens of thousands flee ethnic violence   Nearly 114 people have been killed in ethnic violence in Kyrgyzstan, and more than 700 hospitalized Jun.23  Washington  Obama fires US Afghan commander Jul.24  South Korea  U.S., South Korea begin military exercises Jul.25   USA Thousands of Afghan war docs go online
Aug.3  Southern Lebanon  Israeli, Lebanese soldiers exchange fire Aug.7  Northern Afghanistan  Taliban kills medics, including Americans Aug.8  North Korea  North Korea 'holds Southern boat' Aug.20  Washington  Palestinians, Israel agree to resume talks Aug.31   Iraq U.S. combat mission in Iraq ends   At 5 p.m. ET -- at a cost of more than 4,400 U.S. military personnel killed and 30,000 wounded -- thes combat mission officially drew to a c... Sep.7  Congo  U.N.: Congo sex attacks exceed 500 Sep.30   Ecuador Ecuador troops rescue president Oct.3  Pakistan  Nato oil tankers hit in Pakistan Oct.12  USA  US judge rejects gay military ban Oct.22  USA  WikiLeaks releases 400,000 Iraq papers Nov.19  Portugal  NATO agrees on missile defense Nov.22   South Korea Artillery fire on Korea border Map of island of Yeonpyeong South Korea
  North Korea has fired artillery shells across its western maritime border, prompting return fire from South Korea.    Artillery shells at one of border islands are killing two marines and two civilians. The South's military placed on its highest non-wartim...
Nov.28  Rio de Janeiro  Brazil forces take over Rio slum Dec.19  South Korea  South Korea starts live-fire drill Dec.22  Washington  Obama signs law ending military gay ban



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2010 Jan.12   Haiti   'Catastrophic' earthquake slams Haiti
Map of Port-au-Prince Haiti
  A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck southern Haiti, knocking down buildings and power lines. Heavy damage and bodies in the streets of the capital
 Haiti's worst quake in two centuries seriously damaged the HQ of the UN mission and its personnel are missing. The national palace and a hospital are among buildings badly damaged; rescuers are digging under rubble
Jan.13   Haiti Haiti capital 'flattened,' many feared dead Jan.20   Haiti US to send 4,000 extra troops to Haiti Jan.24   Lebanon Ethiopian airliner crashes; 90 on board Jan.27  Haiti  Girl, 16, pulled from rubble Feb.19   Morocco Minaret collapse kills 41 Feb.20   Portugal Madeira floods and mudslides kill 43 Feb.21  Portugal  Flood rescuers search streets and houses Feb.27   Chile Massive 8.8 quake hits Chile   An earthquake is killing at least 147 people and triggering tsunami warnings for the entire Pacific basin. The quake struck at 3:34 a.m. off... Feb.28   France Storm batters Europe, at least 51 dead Mar.26   South Korea South Korean navy ship sinking near North   104 crew members are on board the 1,500-ton ship in the Yellow Sea off the Seoul-controlled island of Baengnyeong, near North Korea Apr.3  Queensland  Alert over oil leak on Great Barrier Reef Apr.5  China  China rescues 115 from flooded mine Apr.6   USA Blast killed at least 25 miners   One of the men killed in coal mine explosion at the Massey Energy Co. knew of the danger but didn't let it bother him Apr.6   Rio de Janeiro Rains, flooding kill 200 in Brazil Apr.10   Russia Polish president died in plane crash Map of Smolensk Russia
  Tupolev 154, carrying Lech Kaczynski, has crashed near a Russian airport. 87 people were killed; there were no survivors.    Kaczynski, his wife Maria and several senior government figures were in Russia to mark the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre. They included the army chief ...
Apr.13   Western China Hundreds dead in 6.9 earthquake Apr.17   Iceland   Volcanic ash wreaking travel chaos
  A cloud from an Icelandic volcano continued to blanket Europe, shutting down airspace in 23 countries and causing misery for millions of travelers.    Virtually all of Europe's major airports remain closed as a huge plume of ash drifts south and east across...
Apr.21   Louisiana   Oil spill after blast on oil rig
  A 'catastrophic' explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames
 At least 11 missing after blast. Massive oil spill is the largest offshore spill in U.S. history and among the largest oil spills in history. The spill stemmed from a sea-floor oil gusher
May.12   Libya Child is sole Libya jet crash survivor   92 passengers and 11 crew members were killed. An 8-year-old boy who is a Dutch citizen is the sole survivor of a deadly Afriqiyah Airways ... May.16  Northern England  Ash closes airports in England, Ireland May.21   Southern India Plane crash leaves about 160 dead May.27   India 100 dead after 'sabotage' derails train May.29   Guatemala Deadly storm hits Central America May.30   Washington Oil leak 'worst US environment disaster' Jun.12  Global  American teenage sailor rescued Jul.3  Congo  Hundreds killed in oil tanker explosion Jul.15   Louisiana BP says oil has stopped leaking Jul.24   Ruhr Festival stampede kills 19 Jul.27   Pakistan Plane crashes in Pakistan capital Jul.31  Russia  Wildfires:25 dead, thousands homeless Aug.1   NW Pakistan   More than 1,100 dead in flooding
  Another 30,000 people were stuck on their rooftops and in higher areas as they tried to escape rushing floodwaters.    About 30,000 troops have joined the relief effort, with large part...
Aug.2   Moscow   Russian fires prompt state of emergency
  Authorities have imposed a state of emergency around about 500 towns and villages because of wildfires burning across the west of the country.    700 fires are burning, covering about 450 square miles. Most of the fires were started accidentally b...
Aug.5  NW Pakistan  Spreading Pakistan floods hit 4m Aug.6  Moscow  Muscovites struggle to breathe Aug.6   Chile 33 workers trapped in mine Aug.8  Western China  Landslides kill at least 127 in China Aug.14  Pakistan  Pakistan says 20m hit by floods Aug.16  Colombia  737 breaks apart on island landing Aug.22  Pakistan  Disease threat follows Pakistan floods Aug.22   Chile   33 trapped miners alive after 17 days   Miners are alive and in a shelter, President Pinera said, raising hopes for the first time in the nearly 3 weeks since the mine collapsed Aug.31  Chile  Drilling to reach miners begins Sep.17  Chile  Bore hole reaches trapped Chilean miners Oct.7   Hungary Hungarian sludge reaches Danube Oct.13   Chile   Last trapped Chile miner rescued Map of Copiapo Chile
  The last of the 33 miners trapped deep underground in northern Chile for more than two months has been rescued
 They were greeted by families and President Sebastian Pinera. The rescued miners have been taken to hospital with severe dental infections and some eye problems. The six rescuers sent down to assist the miners are now being winched up
Oct.22   Haiti   Haiti cholera outbreak kills 138
  The death toll from a cholera outbreak in Haiti has risen to more than 150 confirmed deaths.    All the reported cases are in the Artibonite and Central Plateau regions. Hosp...
Oct.26   Indonesia Thousands flee Indonesia volcano
Oct.26   Sumatra 112 dead, 500 missing after quake Nov.4  Indonesia  Volcano kills dozens in Indonesia Nov.8   Haiti Haiti capital cholera fears grow Nov.22   Cambodia 350 die in stampede at festival Nov.23   New Zealand Mine: 'No survivors' after second blast Dec.2   Northern Israel Dozens killed in northern Israel forest fire Dec.12  Israel  Fierce storms strike Middle East Dec.14   Australia 'Many drown' in asylum shipwreck Dec.24   European Union Snow paralyses transport in W. Europe Dec.27  New York  Travel chaos as blizzards hit US Dec.28   Queensland Flood chaos forces mass evacuations



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2010 Jan.12   San Francisco Bay Area Google reports China-based attack  Google says pullout possible. The company and at least 20 others were victims of a highly sophisticated and targeted attack in mid-December Jan.26   Southern California Avatar is top-grossing film ever  Sci-fi spectacular has surpassed Titanic to become the highest grossing movie of all time, figures from distributor 20th Century Fox show Jan.29   Taiwan U.S., Taiwan in $6.4 billion arms deal
Jan.29  Japan  Toyota president sorry Feb.8   Japan Toyota recalls thousands of Prius cars  Toyota has recalled about 200,000 of hybrid Prius cars sold in Japan last year due to a brake problem Feb.10  Greece  PM vows to slash huge government deficit Feb.21  Germany  Lufthansa four-day strike begins Feb.24  House of Representatives  Lawmakers grilled Toyota's president Mar.2   Greece   Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM
  Prime Minister George Papandreou has likened the country's budget crisis to a 'wartime situation' and said Greece was at risk of bankruptcy.    The government has approved a package of tax increases and spending cuts to save 4.8bn euros and ease its budget crisis, including ri...
Mar.3  Greece  Greece backs new round of tax rises Mar.19   London BA cabin crew begin strike action Mar.21   House of Representatives U.S. House passes health care vote   The House passed the Senate's health care reform bill and a package of measures meant to reconcile differences with the Senate bill Mar.22  China  Google stops censoring search in China Apr.14   Japan Toyota suspends sales of Lexus worldwide Apr.17   Iceland   Volcanic ash wreaking travel chaos
  A cloud from an Icelandic volcano continued to blanket Europe, shutting down airspace in 23 countries and causing misery for millions of travelers.    Virtually all of Europe's major airports remain closed as a huge plume of ash drifts south and east across...
Apr.19  Netherlands  Europe airport start to reopen for flights Apr.21   Louisiana   Oil spill after blast on oil rig
  A 'catastrophic' explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames
 At least 11 missing after blast. Massive oil spill is the largest offshore spill in U.S. history and among the largest oil spills in history. The spill stemmed from a sea-floor oil gusher
May.4  Greece  Tansport halts as strike extends May.9   Belgium EU approves $560B crisis fund May.16  Northern England  Ash closes airports in England, Ireland Jul.15   Louisiana BP says oil has stopped leaking Jul.23  European Union  Europe's big banks pass stress tests Jul.27  United Kingdom  BP ousts CEO Hayward Aug.21   Southern Iran Iran's first nuclear plant begins fueling Oct.11  France  French unions launch new strike Oct.15  Switzerland  Swiss complete world's longest rail tunnel



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2010 Jan.8   Angola Togo football team bus attacked
Feb.12   Vancouver Olympic opening clouded by death May.22  Spain  Inter are European champions Jul.6  Cape Town  Netherlands beat Uruguay to reach final Jul.7  South Africa  Spain reached the World Cup final Jul.11   Johannesburg   Spain win World Cup in extra time   Andres Iniesta scores with four minutes left in extra time to give Spain their first World Cup with a 1-0 victory over the Netherlands Aug.28  England  Arrest over cricket 'bets scam'



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2010 Jan.1   NW Pakistan Terror attack kills 93 at volleyball match   A suicide car bomb exploded Friday in the middle of a group of men, killing 75 and wounding 60. 8 houses in the neighborhood collapsed Jan.1  Denmark  Controversial cartoonist escapes attack Jan.8   Angola Togo football team bus attacked
Jan.12   San Francisco Bay Area Google reports China-based attack  Google says pullout possible. The company and at least 20 others were victims of a highly sophisticated and targeted attack in mid-December Feb.4  Haiti  U.S. missionaries charged with kidnapping Feb.16   Dubai   Dubai ties Hamas official's death to EU  Dubai authorities issued an international arrest warrant for suspects in last month's slaying of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh Feb.18  Texas  Pilot air attack on US tax office Feb.26  Turkey  Ex-generals charged over 'plot' Mar.8  Nigeria  Attack on Nigerian town kills hundreds Mar.20   Vatican Pope says 'sorry' for Irish church abuse Mar.25   Vatican   Pope accused of failing to act on abuse  Benedict XVI has been accused of failing to act on complaints from two archbishops in the US about a priest who allegedly abused 200 deaf bo... Mar.27  Congo  DR Congo rebel massacre is uncovered Mar.28   Moscow Dozens killed in subway blasts   Explosions rocked a pair of central Moscow subway stations during morning rush hour, killing at least 37 people and wounding 10 others Mar.29  Shanghai  Rio Tinto executives jailed Apr.3  South Africa  Eugene Terreblanche killed Apr.5  Peshawar  Explosions kill 67 near U.S. consulate Apr.9  Vatican  Pope hit by new child abuse allegations May.1   Manhattan Suspected bomb found on Times Square May.3  Mumbai  Pakistani man convicted for 2008 siege May.24   Jamaica Police storm stronghold of drugs lord May.27   India 100 dead after 'sabotage' derails train Jun.3   Chile Van der Sloot arrested in Chile Jun.22   Jamaica Alleged drug kingpin arrested   Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, 41, was arrested outside Kingston Jun.24  Belgium  Belgian Catholic offices raided in sex probe Jun.28   Washington Feds charge 10 with spying for Russia Jul.1  Lahore  Suicide bombers hit shrine Jul.7  Cuba  Cuba to release 52 political prisoners Jul.9   Austria U.S., Russia swap spies Jul.11  Uganda  Twin blasts in Uganda capital kill 64 people Aug.7  Northern Afghanistan  Taliban kills medics, including Americans Aug.23  Manila  Bloody end to hostage siege Aug.25   North Mexico Migrant link in Mexico killings. 72 died Aug.28  England  Arrest over cricket 'bets scam' Sep.7  Congo  U.N.: Congo sex attacks exceed 500 Sep.29   European Union Terror plot: possible attacks in 5 countries Oct.28  Afghanistan  DEA: $56 million worth of heroin seized Oct.29   Washington Packages had 'explosive material' Nov.28  Rio de Janeiro  Brazil forces take over Rio slum Dec.7   London Assange jailed as extradition considered Dec.9  London  Protesters attack Prince Charles' car Dec.11   Sweden One dead after Stockholm blasts Dec.16  London  Wikileaks founder Assange freed on bail Dec.23  Rome  Parcel bombs hit Rome embassies Dec.23  Ivory Coast  Post-election violence claimed 173 lives Dec.27   Moscow Russian court finds Khodorkovsky guilty Dec.29  Denmark  Denmark holds 'cartoon plotters' Dec.30  Tel Aviv  Ex-president guilty of rape, harassment Dec.30  Baghdad  Christians killed in Iraq attacks Dec.31  Egypt  Deadly blast at Egyptian church



World, Top Stories, 2010 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2010 Jan.12   San Francisco Bay Area Google reports China-based attack  Google says pullout possible. The company and at least 20 others were victims of a highly sophisticated and targeted attack in mid-December Jan.17   Chile Billionaire Pinera wins presidential election
Jan.19  Massachusetts  Republicans win key US Senate election Feb.7  Ukraine  Exit polls report Yanukovych victory Feb.10  Greece  PM vows to slash huge government deficit Feb.18  Texas  Pilot air attack on US tax office Feb.19   Morocco Minaret collapse kills 41 Feb.23   Sudan Sudan signs ceasefire with Darfur rebels Feb.24  House of Representatives  Lawmakers grilled Toyota's president Feb.25  Helmand  Afghan flag raised over Taliban town Mar.2   Greece   Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM
  Prime Minister George Papandreou has likened the country's budget crisis to a 'wartime situation' and said Greece was at risk of bankruptcy.    The government has approved a package of tax increases and spending cuts to save 4.8bn euros and ease its budget crisis, including ri...
Mar.3  Greece  Greece backs new round of tax rises Mar.9   Jerusalem Israel approves new homes in E. Jerusalem Mar.16  Thailand  Protesters carry blood to PM house Mar.20   Vatican Pope says 'sorry' for Irish church abuse Mar.21   House of Representatives U.S. House passes health care vote   The House passed the Senate's health care reform bill and a package of measures meant to reconcile differences with the Senate bill Mar.25   Vatican   Pope accused of failing to act on abuse  Benedict XVI has been accused of failing to act on complaints from two archbishops in the US about a priest who allegedly abused 200 deaf bo... Mar.26  Washington  U.S., Russia OK nuclear cuts Apr.7  Kyrgyzstan  Opposition sets up 'people's government' Apr.8  Moscow  Obama, Medvedev sign arms treaty Apr.9  Vatican  Pope hit by new child abuse allegations Apr.10   Russia Polish president died in plane crash Map of Smolensk Russia
  Tupolev 154, carrying Lech Kaczynski, has crashed near a Russian airport. 87 people were killed; there were no survivors.    Kaczynski, his wife Maria and several senior government figures were in Russia to mark the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre. They included the army chief ...
Apr.10  Thailand  18 killed in Bangkok protests Apr.18  Poland  Poles hold funeral for president Apr.26  Miami  Noriega extradited to France May.5   Athens Three dead as Greek strike grows violent May.6  London  Conservatives head for big gains May.9   Belgium EU approves $560B crisis fund May.11   London   David Cameron named UK prime minister   Cameron immediately began forming his coalition government, appointing several Liberal Democrat leaders to Cabinet posts May.13  Thailand  Red-shirt supporter Gen Khattiya shot May.14   Thailand Death toll rises amid red-shirt clashes May.18  Thailand  Army advances on Bangkok protest site May.19  South Korea  N. Korea responsible for sinking warship May.30  Colombia  Ex-Minister Santos leads in vote May.30   Gaza   Deaths as Israeli forces storm aid ship
  More than 10 people onboard a flotilla carrying aid for the Palestinian territory of Gaza were killed when security forces boarded the boats.    Armed forces boarded the largest vessel overnight, clashing with some of the 500 people on board' about 64 km out to sea. Israeli soldiers wer...
Jun.3  Japan  DPJ chooses Naoto Kan as leader Jun.12  Kyrgyzstan  Shoot-to-kill in Kyrgyz south Jun.15  Northern Ireland  Bloody Sunday killed were innocent Jun.20   Colombia Santos wins election
Jun.23  Washington  Obama fires US Afghan commander Jun.24  Belgium  Belgian Catholic offices raided in sex probe Jun.24  Washington  Obama and Medvedev hail 're-set' ties Jul.4  Poland  Komorowski leads Polish presidential poll Jul.7  Cuba  Cuba to release 52 political prisoners Jul.9   Austria U.S., Russia swap spies Jul.15  Argentina  Argentina legalises gay marriage Jul.22  Venezuela  Venezuela breaks relations with Colombia Aug.2  UN  UN announces Gaza flotilla probe Aug.2   Moscow   Russian fires prompt state of emergency
  Authorities have imposed a state of emergency around about 500 towns and villages because of wildfires burning across the west of the country.    700 fires are burning, covering about 450 square miles. Most of the fires were started accidentally b...
Aug.3   Manhattan 'Ground Zero mosque' moves closer Aug.10  Colombia  Colombia, Venezuela to restore ties Aug.14  Pakistan  Pakistan says 20m hit by floods Aug.20  Washington  Palestinians, Israel agree to resume talks Aug.21   Southern Iran Iran's first nuclear plant begins fueling Aug.21  Australia  Australia set for hung parliament Aug.25   North Mexico Migrant link in Mexico killings. 72 died Aug.25  China  Kim Jong Il making China visit Sep.7   Florida Church defiant over Koran burning Sep.11  Manhattan  9/11 anniversary marked amid row Sep.12  Turkey  Turks approve new constitution Sep.14  Paris  French senate approves burqa ban Sep.14  Tehran  Freed US hiker vows to help friends Sep.14  New York  Tea Party surges in US primaries Sep.16  Scotland  Thousands attend Mass in Glasgow Sep.20   Japan China, Japan relations sour over captain Sep.23  UN Gen. Assembly  US protest at Iran leader's UN speech Sep.26   West Bank Israel's West Bank building freeze expires Sep.27  North Korea  N Korean leader's son 'promoted' Sep.30   Ecuador Ecuador troops rescue president Oct.8   Norway Liu wins Nobel Peace Prize Oct.9  North Korea  N. Korea leader, son make appearance Oct.12  USA  US judge rejects gay military ban Oct.27  Paris  French Parliament OKs pension reform Oct.31  Brazil  Brazil elects first female president Nov.2   Washington Republicans win House, Dems keep Senate Nov.13   Myanmar   Burma releases Aung San Suu Kyi   The military authorities have released the pro-democracy leader from house arrest. She told thousands of supporters they had to 'work in uni... Nov.16  London  Prince William announced engagement Nov.18  Ireland  Dublin needs aid, minister admits Nov.19  Portugal  NATO agrees on missile defense Nov.20   Vatican Condoms OK in some cases - Pope Nov.28   USA   Wikileaks reveals US global fears
  Whistle-blowing website has begun releasing extracts from secret cables sent by US embassies, giving an insight into current global concerns.    1. Saudi Arabia's King was urging the US to attack Iran and end its nuclear weapons program. 2. Concerns over the security of Paki...
Dec.4  Ivory Coast  Ivorian crisis as rivals sworn in Dec.9  London  Protesters attack Prince Charles' car Dec.10   Norway   Chinese dissident awarded Peace Prize  An empty chair stood in for imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo as he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in absentia Dec.11  Mexico  Climate summit agree on deal Dec.17  Venezuela  Chavez gets power to govern by decree Dec.22  Washington  Obama signs law ending military gay ban Dec.23  Ivory Coast  Post-election violence claimed 173 lives Dec.27   Moscow Russian court finds Khodorkovsky guilty Dec.30  Tel Aviv  Ex-president guilty of rape, harassment Dec.30  Baghdad  Christians killed in Iraq attacks Dec.31  Egypt  Deadly blast at Egyptian church