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B. 01-13 Cruise ship runs aground in Italy Giglio island, Italy
2. 03-19 4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school Toulouse, Southern France
3. 06-02 Mubarak jailed for protest deaths Cairo
06-24 Islamist Morsi wins Egyptian presidency Cairo
F. 07-27 Huge ceremony launches 2012 Games Stratford, London
6. 09-12 Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya Benghazi, Eastern Libya
7. 11-14 Hamas military leader killed by Israeli strike

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Cruise ship runs aground in Italy 4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school Mubarak jailed for protest deaths   Islamist Morsi wins Egyptian presidency   Mohamed Morsi was declared the new president of Egypt on Sunday, following the first democratic election in Egypt's history Huge ceremony launches 2012 Games Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya Obama re-elected as US president Hamas military leader killed by Israeli strike
Jan.2  Southern Iran  Iran fires missiles in Strait of Hormuz
Jan.6  Northern Nigeria  Nigeria hit by string of attacks
Jan.10  Iran  Car explosion 'kills nuclear scientist'
Jan.13  New York  9 eurozone nations downgraded by S&P
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Jan.21  Northern Nigeria  Official: Bombings kill 156 in Nigerian city
Jan.22  Yemen  Yemen president 'leaves country'
Feb.1  Egypt  Dozens killed in Egypt stadium clashes
Feb.2  Papua New Guinea  More than 200 rescued after ferry sinks
Feb.4  UN Security Council  Security Council's Syria resolution fails
Feb.8  Syria  Homs suffers 'heaviest' shelling
Feb.11  Los Angeles  Singer Whitney Houston dies at 48
Feb.12  Greece  Amid clashes Parliament approves austerity
Feb.15  Honduras  Nearly 300 killed in Honduras prison fire
Feb.21  Afghanistan  Nato in Afghanistan Koran apology
Feb.22  Syria  Two Western journalists killed in Syria
 Argentina  Argentina train crash 'kills 49'
Mar.4  Moscow  Putin declares win in elections
Mar.10  Kandahar  US soldier kills Afghan civilians
Mar.17  Egypt  Egypt Coptic Christian Pope dies
Mar.19   Southern France
Mar.22  Mali  Renegade soldiers declare coup in Mali
Apr.1  Myanmar  Suu Kyi wins Myanmar election
Apr.5  Alaska  US Coast Guard sinks tsunami 'ghost ship'
Apr.7  Pakistan  135 Pakistani soldiers trapped in avalanche
Apr.11  Syria  Syria ceasefire comes into effect
Apr.12  North Korea  North Korea launches rocket
Apr.17  Southern Sudan  Sudans 'locked in logic of war'
Apr.20  Pakistan  No survivors from Pakistan plane crash
Apr.26  Netherlands  Charles Taylor aided S Leone war crimes
Apr.27  Beijing  China dissident 'in US embassy'
May.6  Paris  Sarkozy concedes to Hollande
May.13  North Mexico  Mexican police find 49 mutilated bodies
May.18  New York  Facebook share trading debut
May.21  Yemen  Suicide blast kills more than 100 Yemeni troops
 Chicago  NATO summit Oks Obama's Afghan timetable
May.26  Syria  U.N. observers see bodies of 92 dead in massacre
May.29  Northern Italy  Deadly earthquake hits northern Italy
May.30  Montreal  Canada manhunt after limbs posted
Jun.2   Cairo
Jun.3  London  Pomp, pouring rain for Diamond Jubilee
 Nigeria  Passenger plane crashes into Lagos building
Jun.17  Greece  Greek pro-bailout poll win hailed
Jun.22  Northern Syria  Syria: We shot down Turkish fighter
Jun.24   Cairo
Jul.1  Kiev  Spain defeated Italy 4-0 in the Euro 2012 final
Jul.4  Geneva  Long hunt detects possible 'God particle'
Jul.18  Syria  Top Syrian officials killed
Jul.20  Colorado  US gunman kills 12 at Batman film
Jul.27   London
Jul.28  Aleppo  Syrian forces hammer Aleppo
Aug.2  London  Phelps beats Lochte to 20th medal
Aug.5  Sinai  Police die in Egypt border attack
 USA  Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover lands
Aug.17  South Africa  S African mining clash killed 34
Aug.19  China  Bo Xilai's wife convicted of murder
Aug.24  Norway  Breivik given 21-year prison term
Aug.25  Ohio  US astronaut Neil Armstrong dies
Sep.5  Southern France  French gun victims 'UK tourists'
Sep.12   Eastern Libya
Sep.13  Yemen  Anti-US protests spread in Arab world
 Japan  Chinese ships patrol disputed islands
Oct.3  Turkey  Turkey retaliates for shelling deaths
Oct.6  Vatican  Pope's ex-butler gets 18 months in prison
Oct.7  Venezuela  Chavez wins Venezuela election
Oct.9  NW Pakistan  Girl who spoke out against Taliban shot in Pakistan
Oct.14  New Mexico  Skydiver breaks sound barrier
Oct.19  Beirut  Beirut blast kills top official
Oct.22  Italy  Italy's quake scientists jailed
Oct.26  Milan  Berlusconi handed 4-year prison term for tax fraud
Oct.29  New Jersey  Severe flooding as Sandy strikes
Oct.30  Manhattan  40 people killed by Sandy as transport chaos
Nov.6   Chicago
Nov.9  CIA  CIA's Petraeus quits over affair
Nov.14   Gaza
 Beijing  Xi heads new Chinese leadership
Nov.18  Congo  DR Congo rebels advance on Goma
Nov.19  Gaza  Gaza death toll 'rises over 100'
Nov.21  Gaza  Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire
Nov.22  Egypt  Egypt president takes new powers
Nov.25  Bangladesh  Second fire breaks out at clothes factory
Nov.27  Cairo  Crowd to Morsi: Ditch decree or leave
Nov.29  UN Gen. Assembly  U.N. approves Palestinian 'observer state' bid
Dec.5  Southern Philippines  Philippine storm toll passes 300
Dec.7  London  Hospital nurse found dead after taking prank call
Dec.11  North Korea  North Korea carries out controversial rocket launch
Dec.14  Connecticut  School shooting: Children among 27 killed
Dec.25  Egypt  Voters back Egyptian constitution
Dec.28  Singapore  Woman gang-raped in India dies



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Arab Countries
Yemen president 'leaves country'
Egypt Coptic Christian Pope dies
Mubarak jailed for protest deaths
Islamist Morsi wins Egyptian presidency
Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya
Anti-US protests spread in Arab world
Dozens killed in Egypt stadium clashes
Suicide blast kills more than 100 Yemeni troops
Mubarak jailed for protest deaths
Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya
Suicide blast kills more than 100 Yemeni troops
U.N. observers see bodies of 92 dead in massacre
Syrian forces hammer Aleppo
Hamas military leader killed by Israeli strike
Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire
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Dozens killed in Egypt stadium clashes
Europe
Putin declares win in elections
Sarkozy concedes to Hollande
Pomp, pouring rain for Diamond Jubilee
Greek pro-bailout poll win hailed
4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school
Pope's ex-butler gets 18 months in prison
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Cruise ship runs aground in Italy
Spain defeated Italy 4-0 in the Euro 2012 final
Huge ceremony launches 2012 Games
Phelps beats Lochte to 20th medal
USA
Obama re-elected as US president
School shooting: Children among 27 killed
US Coast Guard sinks tsunami 'ghost ship'
US Coast Guard sinks tsunami 'ghost ship'
Severe flooding as Sandy strikes
40 people killed by Sandy as transport chaos
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European Union
Sarkozy concedes to Hollande
Pomp, pouring rain for Diamond Jubilee
Greek pro-bailout poll win hailed
4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school
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Cruise ship runs aground in Italy
Huge ceremony launches 2012 Games
Phelps beats Lochte to 20th medal
East Asia
China dissident 'in US embassy'
Xi heads new Chinese leadership
Woman gang-raped in India dies
Bo Xilai's wife convicted of murder
Woman gang-raped in India dies
North Korea launches rocket
More than 200 rescued after ferry sinks
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North Africa
Mubarak jailed for protest deaths
Islamist Morsi wins Egyptian presidency
Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya
Dozens killed in Egypt stadium clashes
Mubarak jailed for protest deaths
Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya
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Dozens killed in Egypt stadium clashes
Africa
Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya
Nigeria hit by string of attacks
Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya
Renegade soldiers declare coup in Mali
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Syria
Two Western journalists killed in Syria
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Homs suffers 'heaviest' shelling
U.N. observers see bodies of 92 dead in massacre
Syrian forces hammer Aleppo
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South Asia
Nato in Afghanistan Koran apology
Girl who spoke out against Taliban shot in Pakistan
Nato in Afghanistan Koran apology
US soldier kills Afghan civilians
No survivors from Pakistan plane crash
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Egypt
Mubarak jailed for protest deaths
Islamist Morsi wins Egyptian presidency
Dozens killed in Egypt stadium clashes
Mubarak jailed for protest deaths
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Dozens killed in Egypt stadium clashes
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Nigeria hit by string of attacks
Official: Bombings kill 156 in Nigerian city
Renegade soldiers declare coup in Mali
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40 people killed by Sandy as transport chaos
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Yemen
Yemen president 'leaves country'
Anti-US protests spread in Arab world
Suicide blast kills more than 100 Yemeni troops
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China
China dissident 'in US embassy'
Xi heads new Chinese leadership
Bo Xilai's wife convicted of murder
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United Kingdom
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Huge ceremony launches 2012 Games
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Iran fires missiles in Strait of Hormuz Nigeria hit by string of attacks Car explosion 'kills nuclear scientist'   Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, a university lecturer and nuclear scientist, has been killed in a car explosion in north Tehran 9 eurozone nations downgraded by S&P  Standard & Poor's said Friday that it has downgraded the credit ratings of nine euro area governments, including AAA-rated France and Austri...   Cruise ship runs aground in Italy Map of Giglio island Italy


January 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jan.2  Nigeria  Nigeria fury at fuel price rises
  Southern Iran
Jan.3  Afghanistan  Taliban ready for talks 'with foreigners'
Jan.4  Iowa  Romney defeats Santorum by 8 votes
Jan.6  Syria  Suicide bomber kills 25 in Syria
  Northern Nigeria
Jan.10  New Hampshire  Romney claims victory in New Hampshire
  Iran  
Jan.11  Syria  French journalist killed in Syria
 Washington  Video shows alleged U.S. Marine abuse
Jan.13   New York  
  Italy  
  At least six people are reported dead after the Costa Concordia carrying more than 4,000 people ran aground off Italy.    The ship hit a sandbar on Friday evening near the island and listed about 2...
Jan.17  Italy  Cruise captain under house arrest  Global  Sites protest US anti-piracy move Jan.21   Northern Nigeria Official: Bombings kill 156 in Nigerian city  South Carolina  S. Carolina: Gingrich triumphs over Romney Jan.22   Yemen     Yemen president 'leaves country'  Ali Abdullah Saleh, has left the country to travel to the US for medical treatment, Yemeni officials have told journalists Jan.23  Paris  Senate passes Armenian genocide bill Jan.25  Rio de Janeiro  High-rise collapses with reports of 11 dead Jan.28  Syria  Arab League suspends Syria mission  Iran  UN nuclear inspectors visit Iran

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Feb.1   Egypt   Dozens killed in Egypt stadium clashes   At least 74 people have been killed in clashes between rival fans following a football match in the city of Port Said. Scores were injured Feb.2   Papua New Guinea More than 200 rescued after ferry sinks
Feb.4   UN Security Council     Security Council's Syria resolution fails   As international anger grows over reports of mass carnage at the hands of the regime, a draft resolution condemning Syria failed to be adopt... Feb.7  Maldives  Police revolt topples Maldives president Feb.8   Syria Homs suffers 'heaviest' shelling Feb.9  Ukraine  Deep freeze puts strain on Ukrainian EMS Feb.11   Los Angeles   Singer Whitney Houston dies at 48   One of the most celebrated female singers of all time died in her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel where she had been staying as a guest Feb.12   Greece Amid clashes Parliament approves austerity Feb.15   Honduras Nearly 300 killed in Honduras prison fire Feb.16  Thailand  Bangkok Iran plot 'targeted Israelis'  UN Gen. Assembly  UN assembly adopts Syria motion Feb.17  Berlin  German president resigns amid scandal Feb.21   Afghanistan   Nato in Afghanistan Koran apology   US Gen John R Allen, the Nato commander in Afghanistan, has apologised over reports foreign troops may have burnt copies of the Koran Feb.22   Syria Two Western journalists killed in Syria   Argentina Argentina train crash 'kills 49' Feb.23  Tunisia  World powers seek Syria breakthrough Feb.24  Kabul  Afghan Koran protests reach deadly peak Feb.26  Florida  Shooting of Trayvon Martin Feb.27  Syria  Opposition: 64 killed at Homs checkpoint

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Mar.2  Indiana  Fierce storms leave 20 dead in US Mar.4   Moscow     Putin declares win in elections   Vladimir Putin has declared victory in presidential elections, returning for a third term after spending the last four years as the country's... Mar.6  Ohio  Romney reaps Super Tuesday spoils Mar.7  Syria  Syrian city 'devastated' - UN aid chief Mar.8  Northern Nigeria  Briton, Italian killed amid rescue  Greece  Greece confirms debt deal success Mar.10  Northern Japan  Japan marks deadly anniversary   Kandahar US soldier kills Afghan civilians
Mar.17   Egypt   Egypt Coptic Christian Pope dies  Pope Shenouda III has died at the age of 88, state television has announced. Coptic Christians make up 10% of Egypt's 80 million population Mar.19   Southern France   4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school Map of Toulouse France
  A teacher and three children were gunned down at Ozar Hatorah. It's the third time in the 10 days that a gunman on a motorcycle has fired on minorities.    French police are linking the shootings of four people at a Jewish school in Toulouse...
Mar.22   Mali Renegade soldiers declare coup in Mali Mar.26  South Korea  Leaders warn over nuclear threat Mar.30  USA  US Mega Millions jackpot tops $640m

April 2012 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1   Myanmar Suu Kyi wins Myanmar election
Apr.2  San Francisco Bay Area  Seven die in college shooting Apr.5   Alaska US Coast Guard sinks tsunami 'ghost ship' Apr.7   Pakistan 135 Pakistani soldiers trapped in avalanche  Syria  127 dead as Syrian forces target civilians Apr.11  Aceh  Tsunami scare tests emergency plans   Syria Syria ceasefire comes into effect Apr.12   North Korea     North Korea launches rocket   Defying warnings from the international community, a long-range rocket launched, but it broke apart before escaping the earth's atmosphere Apr.14  UN Security Council  UN passes plan for Syria monitors  NW Pakistan  Pakistan attack frees prisoners Apr.17  Egypt  Bans on Egypt candidates upheld   Southern Sudan Sudans 'locked in logic of war' Apr.20   Pakistan   No survivors from Pakistan plane crash   A commercial airplane carrying 127 people crashed in Islamabad just before it was to land at a nearby airport. Poor weather is a possible fa... Apr.22  Paris  Exit polls show Sarkozy 2nd in French vote Apr.26   Netherlands Charles Taylor aided S Leone war crimes Apr.27   Beijing   China dissident 'in US embassy'   Chen Guangcheng is in the US embassy in Beijing following his dramatic escape from house arrest, fellow activist Hu Jia has told the BBC

May 2012 ... more > Top ^
May.6   Paris     Sarkozy concedes to Hollande   Francois Hollande defeated President Nicolas Sarkozy in a runoff, signaling a shift to the left as the country and Europe fight to dig out of... May.9  Jakarta  Russian plane missing in Indonesia May.13   North Mexico Mexican police find 49 mutilated bodies
May.18   New York   Facebook share trading debut   Founder Mark Zuckerberg opened the day's trading on the Nasdaq. He appeared via video link from a celebration at the social network's headqu... May.19  Northern Italy  Deadly earthquake hits heritage sites May.20  Libya  Lockerbie bomber dies more than 2 years after release May.21   Yemen     Suicide blast kills more than 100 Yemeni troops  A suicide bomber dressed in a military uniform infiltrated one of the most heavily secured locations in Yemen on Monday, setting off a blast   Chicago NATO summit Oks Obama's Afghan timetable May.22  Florida  Launch success for SpaceX mission May.23  Peshawar  Pakistani doctor in bin Laden raid gets 33 years in prison May.26   Syria     U.N. observers see bodies of 92 dead in massacre   More than 92 people, including 32 children younger than 10, were killed Friday by artillery and tank shells in the Syrian village of Houla May.29   Northern Italy Deadly earthquake hits northern Italy May.30   Montreal   Canada manhunt after limbs posted   Canadian police are searching for a man wanted in connection with two packages of human limbs in Ottawa and a headless torso in Montreal

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Jun.2   Cairo     Mubarak jailed for protest deaths
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  An Egyptian court has sentenced ex-President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison for complicity in the killing of protesters during last year's uprising.    The 84-year-old is the first ex-leader to be tried in ...
Jun.3   London     Pomp, pouring rain for Diamond Jubilee   The Thames became a sea of red, white and blue Sunday, as tens of thousands celebrated the diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II   Nigeria Passenger plane crashes into Lagos building Jun.4  Berlin  Canadian 'killer' held in Berlin Jun.9  Spain  Spanish bank bailout request welcomed Jun.14  Egypt  Egypt's highest court declares parliament invalid Jun.17   Greece     Greek pro-bailout poll win hailed   The narrow election victory of Greece's New Democracy party has been welcomed by world leaders, who urged Athens to form a cabinet quickly Jun.18  Mexico  G-20 summit looks to boost economic recovery Jun.19  London  WikiLeakers founder seeks asylum in Ecuador Jun.21  Australia  Ship with about 200 aboard capsizes off Australia Jun.22   Northern Syria Syria: We shot down Turkish fighter  Pennsylvania  Jerry Sandusky guilty of child sex abuse Jun.23  Paraguay  No warm welcome for Paraguay's new president Jun.24   Cairo     Islamist Morsi wins Egyptian presidency
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  Mohamed Morsi was declared the new president of Egypt on Sunday, following the first democratic election in Egypt's history
 He won 51.73% of the vote, beating former PM Ahmed Shafiq. The announcement prompted scenes of jubilation in Cairo's Tahrir Square, where Mr Morsi's supporters gathered


July 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1   Kiev     Spain defeated Italy 4-0 in the Euro 2012 final   Spain become the first country to win three successive major international tournaments. Silva, Alba, Torres and Mata score in Olympic Stadiu...  Mexico  Pena Nieto 'wins' Mexico election Jul.4   Geneva Long hunt detects possible 'God particle'
Jul.5  Paris  Pilots blamed for Air France disaster Jul.12  Syria  'Mass killing' in Syria village Jul.14  Japan  Thousands flee Japanese floods Jul.18   Syria Top Syrian officials killed  Bulgaria  Blast on Israeli bus in Bulgaria Jul.20   Colorado US gunman kills 12 at Batman film  Syria  Syrian forces, rebels battle in Damascus Jul.27   London     Huge ceremony launches 2012 Games Map of Stratford United Kingdom
  The Queen has declared the London Olympics open following a spectacular ceremony, featuring Beckham, Wiggins and James Bond.    The three-hour spectacle, a quirky take on UK life, is set to be viewed by a TV audience of one billion people. The show...
Jul.28   Aleppo     Syrian forces hammer Aleppo   The head of the opposition Syrian National Council (SNC) has called for foreign states to arm rebel fighters Jul.31  India  Half of India left without power

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Aug.1  London  Olympic badminton players disqualified Aug.2   London     Phelps beats Lochte to 20th medal  Michael Phelps won his first individual gold at London 2012 - and his 20th Olympic medal - by beating Ryan Lochte in the men's 200m individual... Aug.5   Sinai Police die in Egypt border attack
 Wisconsin  Seven dead at Wisconsin temple   USA   Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover lands   Nasa lands its one-tonne Curiosity rover on the Red Planet to study the possibility that this world may once have hosted microbial life Aug.6  Syria  Syria's prime minister leaves regime Aug.9  Aleppo  Syria rebels lose key Aleppo area  London  Bolt makes history with 200m gold Aug.12  Egypt  Egypt president 'retires' military figures  London  Olympic flag handed over to Rio Aug.16  Ecuador  Ecuador grants asylum to WikiLeaks' Assange Aug.17   South Africa S African mining clash killed 34  Moscow  Pussy Riot found guilty of hooliganism Aug.18  Japan  Japanese land on disputed island Aug.19   China   Bo Xilai's wife convicted of murder   A court suspended the death sentence of Gu Kailai, the wife of a disgraced party leader, after finding her guilty of murder in the death of a... Aug.20  Washington  Obama warns Syria on chemical arms Aug.24   Norway Breivik given 21-year prison term  San Francisco Bay Area  Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn  USA  USADA strips Lance of Tour titles Aug.25  Venezuela  Blast halts Venezuela refinery   Ohio US astronaut Neil Armstrong dies Aug.28  Louisiana  Isaac bears down on US Gulf Coast  Florida  Ann Romney speaks at Republican Convention Aug.29  USA  Bin Laden book 'differs on death'

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Sep.2  South Korea  'Moonies' founder dies aged 92 Sep.5   Southern France French gun victims 'UK tourists'
Sep.6  North Carolina  Obama accepts White House nomination Sep.11  Karachi  Death toll from Karachi factory fire soars Sep.12   Eastern Libya   Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya Map of Benghazi Libya
  Obama strongly condemned Wednesday the killing of J. Christopher Stevens, Washington's ambassador to Libya, in a mob attack at a U.S. Consulate.    The attack was fueled by anger over a film mocking Islam. An 'angry crowd' marched on the U.S. compound Tuesday, furious about an ...
Sep.13   Yemen     Anti-US protests spread in Arab world   In Yemen, demonstrators briefly stormed the grounds of the embassy in Sanaa and burned the US flag. In Egypt, 70 people were injured in prot...   Japan Chinese ships patrol disputed islands Sep.14  France  Magazine publishes topless photos of UK's Catherine Sep.21  Karachi  Deadly film protests in Pakistan  Eastern Libya  Protesters storm Benghazi militia Sep.27  UN Gen. Assembly  Netanyahu asks U.N. to draw 'red line' Sep.28  Beijing  China Communist Party ousts Bo Xilau  Somalia  AU forces 'rout Somali militants'

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Oct.1  Hong Kong  Hong Kong boat collision kills 36 Oct.3   Turkey Turkey retaliates for shelling deaths
 Colorado  US rivals square off at debate Oct.6   Vatican   Pope's ex-butler gets 18 months in prison   Paolo Gabriele, was convicted Saturday of aggravated theft for leaking confidential papal documents and sentenced to 18 months in prison Oct.7   Venezuela Chavez wins Venezuela election Oct.9   NW Pakistan     Girl who spoke out against Taliban shot in Pakistan   14-year-old Malala Yousufzai was awarded Pakistan's first National Peace Prize for her online diary reporting on the Taliban's ban on educat... Oct.10  Turkey  Syrian passenger plane forced to land in Turkey Oct.14   New Mexico Skydiver breaks sound barrier Oct.19   Beirut Beirut blast kills top official Oct.22   Italy Italy's quake scientists jailed Oct.24  Syria  UN: Syria offers holiday cease-fire Oct.25  Cuba  Sandy kills 11 in Cuba, then batters Bahamas Oct.26   Milan Berlusconi handed 4-year prison term for tax fraud Oct.29   New Jersey     Severe flooding as Sandy strikes   A major storm bringing torrential rain, high winds, flood surges and heavy snow has made landfall on the east US coast Oct.30   Manhattan     40 people killed by Sandy as transport chaos   Millions are without power and transport across the north-eastern US has been severely disrupted as storm Sandy heads north for Canada

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Nov.4  Cairo  Egypt's Coptic Christians pick new pope Nov.6   Chicago     Obama re-elected as US president
  The president earlier scored a big win in Pennsylvania. Obama also walked away with a win in the swing states of New Hampshire, Wisconsin and Michigan.    Elsewhere, Obama and Romney each racked up expected victories in relatively safe territory....
Nov.9   CIA CIA's Petraeus quits over affair
Nov.11  Greece  Greece MPs approve new austerity budget Nov.14   Gaza     Hamas military leader killed by Israeli strike Map of Gaza City Israel
  Ahmed Jabr, the head of Hamas' military wing, was killed Wednesday in Gaza by an Israeli "surgical" strike, the Israeli military announced.    U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting. Hamas' military wing warn...
  Beijing     Xi heads new Chinese leadership   Xi Jinping has been confirmed as the man chosen to lead China for the next decade as his elevation to the top of China's ruling Communist Pa... Nov.15  Jerusalem  Israel calls up army reservists Nov.16  Jerusalem  Militant rocket targets Jerusalem Nov.18   Congo DR Congo rebels advance on Goma Nov.19   Gaza Gaza death toll 'rises over 100' Nov.20  Mumbai  Mumbai attack gunman Qasab executed Nov.21  Tel Aviv  Bomb blast on bus in Tel Aviv   Gaza     Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire   Hours after a cease-fire was declared Wednesday in Israel's conflict with Gaza, it appeared to be holding Nov.22   Egypt Egypt president takes new powers Nov.25   Bangladesh Second fire breaks out at clothes factory Nov.27   Cairo Crowd to Morsi: Ditch decree or leave Nov.29   UN Gen. Assembly U.N. approves Palestinian 'observer state' bid  Egypt  Assembly adopts new constitution

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Dec.3  London  William and Kate expecting royal child Dec.5   Southern Philippines Philippine storm toll passes 300
 Guatemala  John McAfee arrested in Guatemala Dec.7   London Hospital nurse found dead after taking prank call Dec.8  Cairo  President Morsi 'annuls' powers decree Dec.9  Somalia  Somali army captures key town from Al-Shabaab rebels Dec.11   North Korea North Korea carries out controversial rocket launch  Washington  Obama recognises Syria opposition Dec.14   Connecticut   School shooting: Children among 27 killed   A gunman has killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The gunman, 20-year-old son of a teacher, also died Dec.15  Johannesburg  Mandela in hospital after surgery Dec.16  Japan  Japan's Abe warns on road ahead Dec.19  South Korea  Park Geun-hye claims S. Korea presidential victory Dec.25   Egypt Voters back Egyptian constitution  Southern China  China opens longest bullet route Dec.26  CAR  Rebels advance in Central African Republic Dec.28  Moscow  Putin signs anti-U.S. adoption bill   Singapore   Woman gang-raped in India dies  A 23-year-old Indian woman, whose gang-rape aboard a bus in New Delhi spawned days of mass protests across India, has died Dec.30  Cuba  Chavez suffers new complications


Iran fires missiles in Strait of Hormuz Homs suffers 'heaviest' shelling Nato in Afghanistan Koran apology   US Gen John R Allen, the Nato commander in Afghanistan, has apologised over reports foreign troops may have burnt copies of the Koran Two Western journalists killed in Syria US soldier kills Afghan civilians Renegade soldiers declare coup in Mali US Coast Guard sinks tsunami 'ghost ship' 135 Pakistani soldiers trapped in avalanche Syria ceasefire comes into effect   North Korea launches rocket   Defying warnings from the international community, a long-range rocket launched, but it broke apart before escaping the earth's atmosphere Sudans 'locked in logic of war' Charles Taylor aided S Leone war crimes   Suicide blast kills more than 100 Yemeni troops  A suicide bomber dressed in a military uniform infiltrated one of the most heavily secured locations in Yemen on Monday, setting off a blast NATO summit Oks Obama's Afghan timetable   U.N. observers see bodies of 92 dead in massacre   More than 92 people, including 32 children younger than 10, were killed Friday by artillery and tank shells in the Syrian village of Houla Syria: We shot down Turkish fighter Top Syrian officials killed   Syrian forces hammer Aleppo   The head of the opposition Syrian National Council (SNC) has called for foreign states to arm rebel fighters Police die in Egypt border attack Chinese ships patrol disputed islands Turkey retaliates for shelling deaths CIA's Petraeus quits over affair   Hamas military leader killed by Israeli strike Map of Gaza City Israel




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Jan.2   Southern Iran
Jan.3  Afghanistan  Taliban ready for talks 'with foreigners'
Jan.11  Washington  Video shows alleged U.S. Marine abuse
Jan.23  Paris  Senate passes Armenian genocide bill
Jan.28  Iran  UN nuclear inspectors visit Iran
Feb.7  Maldives  Police revolt topples Maldives president
Feb.8   Syria
Feb.21   Afghanistan
Feb.22   Syria
Feb.27  Syria  Opposition: 64 killed at Homs checkpoint
Mar.10   Kandahar
Mar.22   Mali
Apr.5   Alaska
Apr.7   Pakistan
Apr.7  Syria  127 dead as Syrian forces target civilians
Apr.11   Syria
Apr.12   North Korea
Apr.14  NW Pakistan  Pakistan attack frees prisoners
Apr.17   Southern Sudan
Apr.26   Netherlands
May.21   Yemen
May.21   Chicago
May.26   Syria
Jun.22   Northern Syria
Jul.12  Syria  'Mass killing' in Syria village
Jul.18   Syria
Jul.20  Syria  Syrian forces, rebels battle in Damascus
Jul.28   Aleppo
Aug.5   Sinai
Aug.9  Aleppo  Syria rebels lose key Aleppo area
Aug.12  Egypt  Egypt president 'retires' military figures
Aug.20  Washington  Obama warns Syria on chemical arms
Sep.13   Japan
Sep.21  Eastern Libya  Protesters storm Benghazi militia
Sep.28  Somalia  AU forces 'rout Somali militants'
Oct.3   Turkey
Oct.10  Turkey  Syrian passenger plane forced to land in Turkey
Oct.24  Syria  UN: Syria offers holiday cease-fire
Nov.9   CIA
Nov.14   Gaza
  Ahmed Jabr, the head of Hamas' military wing, was killed Wednesday in Gaza by an Israeli "surgical" strike, the Israeli military announced.    U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting. Hamas' military wing warn...
Nov.15  Jerusalem  Israel calls up army reservists Nov.16  Jerusalem  Militant rocket targets Jerusalem Nov.18   Congo DR Congo rebels advance on Goma Nov.19   Gaza Gaza death toll 'rises over 100' Nov.21  Tel Aviv  Bomb blast on bus in Tel Aviv Nov.21   Gaza   Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire   Hours after a cease-fire was declared Wednesday in Israel's conflict with Gaza, it appeared to be holding Dec.9  Somalia  Somali army captures key town from Al-Shabaab rebels Dec.11   North Korea North Korea carries out controversial rocket launch Dec.26  CAR  Rebels advance in Central African Republic



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2012 Jan.13   Italy   Cruise ship runs aground in Italy
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  At least six people are reported dead after the Costa Concordia carrying more than 4,000 people ran aground off Italy.    The ship hit a sandbar on Friday evening near the island and listed about 2...
Jan.17  Italy  Cruise captain under house arrest Jan.25  Rio de Janeiro  High-rise collapses with reports of 11 dead Feb.2   Papua New Guinea More than 200 rescued after ferry sinks Feb.9  Ukraine  Deep freeze puts strain on Ukrainian EMS Feb.15   Honduras Nearly 300 killed in Honduras prison fire Feb.22   Argentina Argentina train crash 'kills 49' Mar.2  Indiana  Fierce storms leave 20 dead in US Mar.10  Northern Japan  Japan marks deadly anniversary Apr.5   Alaska US Coast Guard sinks tsunami 'ghost ship' Apr.7   Pakistan 135 Pakistani soldiers trapped in avalanche Apr.11  Aceh  Tsunami scare tests emergency plans Apr.20   Pakistan No survivors from Pakistan plane crash   A commercial airplane carrying 127 people crashed in Islamabad just before it was to land at a nearby airport. Poor weather is a possible fa... May.9  Jakarta  Russian plane missing in Indonesia May.19  Northern Italy  Deadly earthquake hits heritage sites May.29   Northern Italy Deadly earthquake hits northern Italy Jun.3   Nigeria Passenger plane crashes into Lagos building Jun.21  Australia  Ship with about 200 aboard capsizes off Australia Jul.5  Paris  Pilots blamed for Air France disaster Jul.14  Japan  Thousands flee Japanese floods Jul.31  India  Half of India left without power Aug.25  Venezuela  Blast halts Venezuela refinery Aug.28  Louisiana  Isaac bears down on US Gulf Coast Sep.11  Karachi  Death toll from Karachi factory fire soars Oct.1  Hong Kong  Hong Kong boat collision kills 36 Oct.22   Italy Italy's quake scientists jailed Oct.25  Cuba  Sandy kills 11 in Cuba, then batters Bahamas Oct.29   New Jersey   Severe flooding as Sandy strikes   A major storm bringing torrential rain, high winds, flood surges and heavy snow has made landfall on the east US coast Oct.30   Manhattan   40 people killed by Sandy as transport chaos   Millions are without power and transport across the north-eastern US has been severely disrupted as storm Sandy heads north for Canada Nov.25   Bangladesh Second fire breaks out at clothes factory Dec.5   Southern Philippines Philippine storm toll passes 300 Dec.7   London Hospital nurse found dead after taking prank call



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2012 Feb.1   Egypt Dozens killed in Egypt stadium clashes   At least 74 people have been killed in clashes between rival fans following a football match in the city of Port Said. Scores were injured Jun.22  Pennsylvania  Jerry Sandusky guilty of child sex abuse Jul.1   Kiev   Spain defeated Italy 4-0 in the Euro 2012 final   Spain become the first country to win three successive major international tournaments. Silva, Alba, Torres and Mata score in Olympic Stadiu... Jul.27   London   Huge ceremony launches 2012 Games
Map of Stratford United Kingdom
  The Queen has declared the London Olympics open following a spectacular ceremony, featuring Beckham, Wiggins and James Bond.    The three-hour spectacle, a quirky take on UK life, is set to be viewed by a TV audience of one billion people. The show...
Aug.1  London  Olympic badminton players disqualified Aug.2   London   Phelps beats Lochte to 20th medal  Michael Phelps won his first individual gold at London 2012 - and his 20th Olympic medal - by beating Ryan Lochte in the men's 200m individual... Aug.9  London  Bolt makes history with 200m gold Aug.12  London  Olympic flag handed over to Rio Aug.24  USA  USADA strips Lance of Tour titles Oct.14   New Mexico Skydiver breaks sound barrier



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2012 Jan.2  Nigeria  Nigeria fury at fuel price rises Jan.13   New York 9 eurozone nations downgraded by S&P  Standard & Poor's said Friday that it has downgraded the credit ratings of nine euro area governments, including AAA-rated France and Austri... Jan.17  Italy  Cruise captain under house arrest Jan.17  Global  Sites protest US anti-piracy move Feb.11   Los Angeles Singer Whitney Houston dies at 48   One of the most celebrated female singers of all time died in her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel where she had been staying as a guest Mar.8  Greece  Greece confirms debt deal success Mar.30  USA  US Mega Millions jackpot tops $640m May.18   New York Facebook share trading debut   Founder Mark Zuckerberg opened the day's trading on the Nasdaq. He appeared via video link from a celebration at the social network's headqu... May.22  Florida  Launch success for SpaceX mission Jun.9  Spain  Spanish bank bailout request welcomed Jun.18  Mexico  G-20 summit looks to boost economic recovery Aug.17   South Africa S African mining clash killed 34
Aug.24  San Francisco Bay Area  Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn Aug.25  Venezuela  Blast halts Venezuela refinery Dec.5  Guatemala  John McAfee arrested in Guatemala Dec.25  Southern China  China opens longest bullet route



World, Top Stories, 2012 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.6  Syria  Suicide bomber kills 25 in Syria Jan.6   Northern Nigeria Nigeria hit by string of attacks
Jan.10   Iran Car explosion 'kills nuclear scientist'   Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, a university lecturer and nuclear scientist, has been killed in a car explosion in north Tehran Jan.11  Syria  French journalist killed in Syria Jan.17  Italy  Cruise captain under house arrest Jan.21   Northern Nigeria Official: Bombings kill 156 in Nigerian city Feb.1   Egypt Dozens killed in Egypt stadium clashes   At least 74 people have been killed in clashes between rival fans following a football match in the city of Port Said. Scores were injured Feb.15   Honduras Nearly 300 killed in Honduras prison fire Feb.16  Thailand  Bangkok Iran plot 'targeted Israelis' Feb.26  Florida  Shooting of Trayvon Martin Mar.8  Northern Nigeria  Briton, Italian killed amid rescue Mar.19   Southern France 4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school Map of Toulouse France
  A teacher and three children were gunned down at Ozar Hatorah. It's the third time in the 10 days that a gunman on a motorcycle has fired on minorities.    French police are linking the shootings of four people at a Jewish school in Toulouse...
Mar.26  South Korea  Leaders warn over nuclear threat Apr.2  San Francisco Bay Area  Seven die in college shooting Apr.14  NW Pakistan  Pakistan attack frees prisoners Apr.26   Netherlands Charles Taylor aided S Leone war crimes May.13   North Mexico Mexican police find 49 mutilated bodies May.20  Libya  Lockerbie bomber dies more than 2 years after release May.21   Yemen   Suicide blast kills more than 100 Yemeni troops  A suicide bomber dressed in a military uniform infiltrated one of the most heavily secured locations in Yemen on Monday, setting off a blast May.23  Peshawar  Pakistani doctor in bin Laden raid gets 33 years in prison May.30   Montreal Canada manhunt after limbs posted   Canadian police are searching for a man wanted in connection with two packages of human limbs in Ottawa and a headless torso in Montreal Jun.2   Cairo   Mubarak jailed for protest deaths Map of Cairo
  An Egyptian court has sentenced ex-President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison for complicity in the killing of protesters during last year's uprising.    The 84-year-old is the first ex-leader to be tried in ...
Jun.4  Berlin  Canadian 'killer' held in Berlin Jun.22  Pennsylvania  Jerry Sandusky guilty of child sex abuse Jul.18   Syria Top Syrian officials killed Jul.18  Bulgaria  Blast on Israeli bus in Bulgaria Jul.20   Colorado US gunman kills 12 at Batman film Aug.5  Wisconsin  Seven dead at Wisconsin temple Aug.17   South Africa S African mining clash killed 34 Aug.17  Moscow  Pussy Riot found guilty of hooliganism Aug.19   China Bo Xilai's wife convicted of murder   A court suspended the death sentence of Gu Kailai, the wife of a disgraced party leader, after finding her guilty of murder in the death of a... Aug.24   Norway Breivik given 21-year prison term Aug.29  USA  Bin Laden book 'differs on death' Sep.5   Southern France French gun victims 'UK tourists' Sep.12   Eastern Libya Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya Map of Benghazi Libya
  Obama strongly condemned Wednesday the killing of J. Christopher Stevens, Washington's ambassador to Libya, in a mob attack at a U.S. Consulate.    The attack was fueled by anger over a film mocking Islam. An 'angry crowd' marched on the U.S. compound Tuesday, furious about an ...
Oct.6   Vatican Pope's ex-butler gets 18 months in prison   Paolo Gabriele, was convicted Saturday of aggravated theft for leaking confidential papal documents and sentenced to 18 months in prison Oct.9   NW Pakistan   Girl who spoke out against Taliban shot in Pakistan   14-year-old Malala Yousufzai was awarded Pakistan's first National Peace Prize for her online diary reporting on the Taliban's ban on educat... Oct.19   Beirut Beirut blast kills top official Oct.22   Italy Italy's quake scientists jailed Oct.26   Milan Berlusconi handed 4-year prison term for tax fraud Nov.14   Gaza   Hamas military leader killed by Israeli strike Map of Gaza City Israel
  Ahmed Jabr, the head of Hamas' military wing, was killed Wednesday in Gaza by an Israeli "surgical" strike, the Israeli military announced.    U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting. Hamas' military wing warn...
Nov.20  Mumbai  Mumbai attack gunman Qasab executed Nov.21  Tel Aviv  Bomb blast on bus in Tel Aviv Dec.5  Guatemala  John McAfee arrested in Guatemala Dec.14   Connecticut School shooting: Children among 27 killed   A gunman has killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The gunman, 20-year-old son of a teacher, also died Dec.28   Singapore Woman gang-raped in India dies  A 23-year-old Indian woman, whose gang-rape aboard a bus in New Delhi spawned days of mass protests across India, has died



World, Top Stories, 2012 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.2  Nigeria  Nigeria fury at fuel price rises Jan.3  Afghanistan  Taliban ready for talks 'with foreigners' Jan.4  Iowa  Romney defeats Santorum by 8 votes Jan.10  New Hampshire  Romney claims victory in New Hampshire Jan.10   Iran Car explosion 'kills nuclear scientist'   Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, a university lecturer and nuclear scientist, has been killed in a car explosion in north Tehran Jan.11  Syria  French journalist killed in Syria Jan.17  Global  Sites protest US anti-piracy move Jan.21  South Carolina  S. Carolina: Gingrich triumphs over Romney Jan.22   Yemen   Yemen president 'leaves country'  Ali Abdullah Saleh, has left the country to travel to the US for medical treatment, Yemeni officials have told journalists Jan.23  Paris  Senate passes Armenian genocide bill Jan.28  Syria  Arab League suspends Syria mission Feb.4   UN Security Council   Security Council's Syria resolution fails   As international anger grows over reports of mass carnage at the hands of the regime, a draft resolution condemning Syria failed to be adopt... Feb.7  Maldives  Police revolt topples Maldives president Feb.12   Greece Amid clashes Parliament approves austerity
Feb.16  UN Gen. Assembly  UN assembly adopts Syria motion Feb.17  Berlin  German president resigns amid scandal Feb.21   Afghanistan Nato in Afghanistan Koran apology   US Gen John R Allen, the Nato commander in Afghanistan, has apologised over reports foreign troops may have burnt copies of the Koran Feb.22   Syria Two Western journalists killed in Syria Feb.23  Tunisia  World powers seek Syria breakthrough Feb.24  Kabul  Afghan Koran protests reach deadly peak Feb.26  Florida  Shooting of Trayvon Martin Mar.4   Moscow   Putin declares win in elections   Vladimir Putin has declared victory in presidential elections, returning for a third term after spending the last four years as the country's... Mar.6  Ohio  Romney reaps Super Tuesday spoils Mar.7  Syria  Syrian city 'devastated' - UN aid chief Mar.8  Greece  Greece confirms debt deal success Mar.10  Northern Japan  Japan marks deadly anniversary Mar.17   Egypt Egypt Coptic Christian Pope dies  Pope Shenouda III has died at the age of 88, state television has announced. Coptic Christians make up 10% of Egypt's 80 million population Mar.19   Southern France 4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school Map of Toulouse France
  A teacher and three children were gunned down at Ozar Hatorah. It's the third time in the 10 days that a gunman on a motorcycle has fired on minorities.    French police are linking the shootings of four people at a Jewish school in Toulouse...
Mar.26  South Korea  Leaders warn over nuclear threat Apr.1   Myanmar Suu Kyi wins Myanmar election Apr.14  UN Security Council  UN passes plan for Syria monitors Apr.17  Egypt  Bans on Egypt candidates upheld Apr.22  Paris  Exit polls show Sarkozy 2nd in French vote Apr.27   Beijing China dissident 'in US embassy'   Chen Guangcheng is in the US embassy in Beijing following his dramatic escape from house arrest, fellow activist Hu Jia has told the BBC May.6   Paris   Sarkozy concedes to Hollande   Francois Hollande defeated President Nicolas Sarkozy in a runoff, signaling a shift to the left as the country and Europe fight to dig out of... May.21   Chicago NATO summit Oks Obama's Afghan timetable May.22  Florida  Launch success for SpaceX mission May.23  Peshawar  Pakistani doctor in bin Laden raid gets 33 years in prison Jun.2   Cairo   Mubarak jailed for protest deaths Map of Cairo
  An Egyptian court has sentenced ex-President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison for complicity in the killing of protesters during last year's uprising.    The 84-year-old is the first ex-leader to be tried in ...
Jun.3   London   Pomp, pouring rain for Diamond Jubilee   The Thames became a sea of red, white and blue Sunday, as tens of thousands celebrated the diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II Jun.9  Spain  Spanish bank bailout request welcomed Jun.14  Egypt  Egypt's highest court declares parliament invalid Jun.17   Greece   Greek pro-bailout poll win hailed   The narrow election victory of Greece's New Democracy party has been welcomed by world leaders, who urged Athens to form a cabinet quickly Jun.18  Mexico  G-20 summit looks to boost economic recovery Jun.19  London  WikiLeakers founder seeks asylum in Ecuador Jun.23  Paraguay  No warm welcome for Paraguay's new president Jun.24   Cairo   Islamist Morsi wins Egyptian presidency
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  Mohamed Morsi was declared the new president of Egypt on Sunday, following the first democratic election in Egypt's history
 He won 51.73% of the vote, beating former PM Ahmed Shafiq. The announcement prompted scenes of jubilation in Cairo's Tahrir Square, where Mr Morsi's supporters gathered
Jul.1  Mexico  Pena Nieto 'wins' Mexico election Jul.4   Geneva Long hunt detects possible 'God particle' Jul.18   Syria Top Syrian officials killed Aug.5   USA Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover lands   Nasa lands its one-tonne Curiosity rover on the Red Planet to study the possibility that this world may once have hosted microbial life Aug.6  Syria  Syria's prime minister leaves regime Aug.12  Egypt  Egypt president 'retires' military figures Aug.16  Ecuador  Ecuador grants asylum to WikiLeaks' Assange Aug.17  Moscow  Pussy Riot found guilty of hooliganism Aug.18  Japan  Japanese land on disputed island Aug.20  Washington  Obama warns Syria on chemical arms Aug.25   Ohio US astronaut Neil Armstrong dies Aug.28  Florida  Ann Romney speaks at Republican Convention Sep.2  South Korea  'Moonies' founder dies aged 92 Sep.6  North Carolina  Obama accepts White House nomination Sep.12   Eastern Libya Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya Map of Benghazi Libya
  Obama strongly condemned Wednesday the killing of J. Christopher Stevens, Washington's ambassador to Libya, in a mob attack at a U.S. Consulate.    The attack was fueled by anger over a film mocking Islam. An 'angry crowd' marched on the U.S. compound Tuesday, furious about an ...
Sep.13   Yemen   Anti-US protests spread in Arab world   In Yemen, demonstrators briefly stormed the grounds of the embassy in Sanaa and burned the US flag. In Egypt, 70 people were injured in prot... Sep.14  France  Magazine publishes topless photos of UK's Catherine Sep.21  Karachi  Deadly film protests in Pakistan Sep.21  Eastern Libya  Protesters storm Benghazi militia Sep.27  UN Gen. Assembly  Netanyahu asks U.N. to draw 'red line' Sep.28  Beijing  China Communist Party ousts Bo Xilau Oct.3  Colorado  US rivals square off at debate Oct.7   Venezuela Chavez wins Venezuela election Oct.24  Syria  UN: Syria offers holiday cease-fire Oct.26   Milan Berlusconi handed 4-year prison term for tax fraud Nov.4  Cairo  Egypt's Coptic Christians pick new pope Nov.6   Chicago   Obama re-elected as US president
  The president earlier scored a big win in Pennsylvania. Obama also walked away with a win in the swing states of New Hampshire, Wisconsin and Michigan.    Elsewhere, Obama and Romney each racked up expected victories in relatively safe territory....
Nov.9   CIA CIA's Petraeus quits over affair
Nov.11  Greece  Greece MPs approve new austerity budget Nov.14   Beijing   Xi heads new Chinese leadership   Xi Jinping has been confirmed as the man chosen to lead China for the next decade as his elevation to the top of China's ruling Communist Pa... Nov.21   Gaza   Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire   Hours after a cease-fire was declared Wednesday in Israel's conflict with Gaza, it appeared to be holding Nov.22   Egypt Egypt president takes new powers Nov.27   Cairo Crowd to Morsi: Ditch decree or leave Nov.29   UN Gen. Assembly U.N. approves Palestinian 'observer state' bid Nov.29  Egypt  Assembly adopts new constitution Dec.3  London  William and Kate expecting royal child Dec.8  Cairo  President Morsi 'annuls' powers decree Dec.11  Washington  Obama recognises Syria opposition Dec.15  Johannesburg  Mandela in hospital after surgery Dec.16  Japan  Japan's Abe warns on road ahead Dec.19  South Korea  Park Geun-hye claims S. Korea presidential victory Dec.25   Egypt Voters back Egyptian constitution Dec.28  Moscow  Putin signs anti-U.S. adoption bill Dec.28   Singapore Woman gang-raped in India dies  A 23-year-old Indian woman, whose gang-rape aboard a bus in New Delhi spawned days of mass protests across India, has died Dec.30  Cuba  Chavez suffers new complications