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1. 01-19 Algeria siege ends in bloodshed Amenas, Algeria
C. 02-28 Benedict XVI quits Vatican City for last time as pope Vatican
D. 03-05 Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies Venezuela
03-13 Church picks first South American pope Vatican
5. 04-15 Deadly blasts hit Boston Marathon
G. 04-24 More than 1000 dead in Dhaka collapse Dhaka, Bangladesh
H. 06-10 US spy leaker 'defending liberty' Hong Kong
I. 07-03 Military ousts Egypt's Morsi Cairo
J. 07-22 Duchess gives birth to son

Summary.     Click for More > Deadly blasts hit Boston Marathon More than 1000 dead in Dhaka collapse   US spy leaker 'defending liberty'   Edward Snowden, ex-CIA employee has said he acted to 'protect basic liberties for people around the world' in leaking details of US surveill...   Military ousts Egypt's Morsi   Egypt's military toppled the country's first democratically elected president and reportedly put him under house arrest Duchess gives birth to son At least 77 die as Spanish train derails in Galicia   Syrian rebels allege chemical attack   Opposition groups claimed that hundreds were killed when the government used chemical agents in rebel strongholds in the Damascus countrysid... Iran nuclear deal agreed at talks   South Africa's Nelson Mandela dies   South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95
Algeria siege ends in bloodshed Benedict XVI quits Vatican City for last time as pope Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies   Church picks first South American pope
Jan.1  Washington  President Obama praises US 'fiscal cliff' deal
Jan.7  Australia  Heat and wind fan Australia fires
Jan.10  Paris  3 Kurdish women shot dead in Paris
 West Pakistan  Nearly 100 killed in bomb blasts
Jan.14  Mali  Islamist rebels gaining ground in Mali
Jan.17  USA  Armstrong says sorry for doping
Jan.19   Algeria
Jan.20  Washington  Obama sworn in as US president
Jan.22  Jerusalem  Netanyahu pledge after narrow win
Jan.26  Egypt  Fans verdicts spark Egypt unrest
Jan.27  Brazil  Brazil night club fire kills 230 in Santa Maria
Jan.28  Mali  French-led troops secure hold on Timbuktu
Jan.30  Syria  Israeli jets strike convoy along Syrian border
Jan.31  Mexico  Mexico City blast at Pemex, state oil giant, kills 25
Feb.5  Mexico  Hooded gunmen rape 6 tourists in Mexico
Feb.8  Massachusetts  'Historic' snowstorm blankets US
Feb.11  Vatican  Pope Benedict to resign at end of month
 North Korea  North Korea confirms nuclear test
Feb.14  South Africa  Pistorius charged with killing girlfriend
 Alabama  Crippled cruise ship reaches land
Feb.15  Ural  Meteor injures hundreds in Russia
Feb.18  Venezuela  Venezuela's Chavez finally returns home
Feb.26  Egypt  Tourists killed as hot air balloon explodes in Egypt
Feb.28   Vatican
Mar.5   Venezuela
Mar.7  UN Security Council  U.N. passes new North Korea sanctions
Mar.9  Kenya  Kenyatta wins Kenyan presidency
Mar.13   Vatican
  Jorge Bergoglio made history as the first non-European pope of the modern era , the first Jesuit and the first to assume the name Francis.    The election of a new Pope was signalled by white smoke from the Sistine Chapel chimney. Arg...
Mar.22  Israel  Israeli apology for flotilla deaths
Mar.24  CAR  CAR President Bozize flees capital
 Karachi  Musharraf returns to Pakistan
 Brussels  Deal reached in Cyprus bailout talks
Mar.29  North Korea  N Korea in 'state of war' with South
Apr.8  London  Margaret Thatcher dead at 87
Apr.9  North Korea  North Korea: It will be 'all-out war'
Apr.14  Venezuela  Maduro wins Venezuela election
Apr.15   Boston
Apr.17  Texas  Explosion at Texas fertiliser plant
Apr.19  Pakistan  Pakistani police arrest Pervez Musharraf
 Boston  Boston bombs suspect 'in custody'
Apr.20  Sichuan  Earthquake has killed more than 150 people
Apr.24   Bangladesh
Apr.25  Washington  US suspects Syria of chemical attack
Apr.30  Netherlands  Dutch King Willem-Alexander sworn in
May.6  Ohio  Three US women missing for years in fair condition
May.11  Pakistan  Pakistan's Sharif declares election victory
May.20  Oklahoma  Dozens dead in Oklahoma tornado
May.22  London  'Barbaric' slaying may be terror attack
May.25  London  Bayern wins Champions League. 2-1, over Dortmund
May.27  Brussels  EU ends arms embargo against Syrian rebels
May.31  Istanbul  Police tear-gas protesters
Jun.10   Hong Kong
Jun.11  Istanbul  Tear gas clouds fill Taksim Square
Jun.13  Washington  White House: Syria crosses 'red line'
Jun.15  Iran  Hassan Rouhani wins Iran election
Jun.17  Sao Paulo  Protests spread throughout Brazil
Jun.21  India  Death toll in Uttarakhand 'passes 500'
Jun.24  Milan  Berlusconi convicted in sex trial
Jun.26  U.S. Supreme Court  Historic US rulings for gay marriage
Jun.30  Arizona  19 Firefighters die in Arizona wildfire
Jul.2  Austria  'Snowden suspicion' diverts flight
Jul.3   Cairo
Jul.6  Canada  Fuel train explodes in Canadian town
 San Francisco Bay Area  Jet crash-lands at San Francisco International
Jul.13  Florida  George Zimmerman not guilty of Trayvon Martin murder
Jul.18  Detroit  Detroit in largest US bankruptcy
Jul.22   London
Jul.24   Spain
Jul.26  Egypt  Huge rival rallies grip Egypt
Jul.27  Cairo  38 protesters killed in clashes near pro-Morsi rally
Jul.28  Southern France  Cannes thief in jewel heist
 Southern Italy  Italy coach plunge 'leaves 36 dead'
Aug.1  Moscow  Snowden leaves airport, can stay in Russia, lawyer says
Aug.6  Kenya  Major fire closes Nairobi airport
Aug.13  Cairo  Pro-Morsi protest camps in Cairo cleared. 638 killed
 Mumbai  Indian submarine hit by explosion
Aug.14  Jerusalem  Israel-Palestinian peace talks begin
Aug.21  Baltimore  Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in Wikileaks case
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Aug.22  California  Tourists flee wildfire near Yosemite
Aug.29  London  UK MPs vote against Syria action
Sep.1  Northern Japan  Fukushima radiation levels '18 times higher' than thought
Sep.14  Geneva  US and Russia reach agreement in Syria weapons talks
Sep.16  Washington  Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis killed 12 people
 Mexico  Mexico battered by deadly storms
 Italy  Costa Concordia ship set upright
Sep.21  Kenya  Gun battle at Kenya shopping center
 China  Bo Xilai found guilty of corruption
Sep.27  Iran  Obama and Rouhani speak by phone
 UN Security Council  UN adopts Syria chemical resolution
Sep.30  Washington  US begins shutdown amid budget row
Oct.1  USA  'Obamacare' launches amid shutdown
Oct.3  Southern Italy  Hundreds feared dead in Italy shipwreck
Oct.5  Libya  US forces seize Al Qaeda leader behind 1998 embassy bombings
Oct.9  Libya  Libyan PM Zeidan seized by armed men
Oct.16  Southern Philippines  More than 100 dead after earthquake hits the Philippines
 U.S. Senate  Senate passes US budget deal
Oct.20  Australia  Fears Australia blazes could merge
Oct.23  Berlin  Merkel concern at 'US phone spying'
Oct.25  Brussels  EU: Spying scandal may hurt terror fight
 Greece  Greek couple accused of buying Roma baby
Oct.28  England  Hurricane-force winds batter northern Europe
Nov.1  Tribal Areas  Drone strike targets Taliban chief
Nov.4  Congo  DR Congo claims defeat of M23 rebels
Nov.7  Toronto  'Drunk' Toronto mayor in murder rant
Nov.9  Southern Philippines  Hundreds feared dead in typhoon
Nov.17  Russia  'Dozens dead' in Russian plane crash
Nov.21  London  Women 'held as slaves for 30 years'
 Latvia  50 dead, including 3 firefighters, after supermarket roof collapse
Nov.22  China  China establishes 'air-defence zone' over East China Sea
Nov.23   Geneva
Nov.24  Kiev  Huge Ukraine rally over EU ties
 Bangkok  Demonstrators fill Bangkok streets
Nov.29  Scotland  Helicopter crashes into Glasgow pub
Dec.5   Johannesburg
Dec.6  Hamburg  Deadly storm and tidal surge batter northern Europe
 CAR  'Hundreds dead' in CAR violence
Dec.10  Kiev  Ukraine police move on protest camp
Dec.12  North Korea  North Korea: Leader's uncle executed
Dec.17  Southern Sudan  South Sudan clashes 'kill 400-500'
Dec.19  London  Apollo Theatre roof collapses in London
Dec.23  Southern Sudan  'Mass ethnic killings' in South Sudan
Dec.25  Antarctica  Russian ship stuck in ice near Antarctica
Dec.29  Southern France  Schumacher injured in skiing accident in France
 Volga Region  2nd deadly explosion hits Volgograd



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  President Obama praises US 'fiscal cliff' deal   Obama has hailed a deal reached to stave off drastic taxation and spending measures as 'just one step in the broader effort to strengthen the... Heat and wind fan Australia fires 3 Kurdish women shot dead in Paris  The apparent assassination of three women political activists in central Paris, all shot in the head, has provoked shock among the Kurdish c... Nearly 100 killed in bomb blasts Islamist rebels gaining ground in Mali Armstrong says sorry for doping Algeria siege ends in bloodshed Map of Amenas Algeria


January 2013 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1  Ivory Coast  Dozens of children crushed to death in stampede
  Washington  
Jan.3  Moscow  Depardieu 'now a Russian citizen'
Jan.5  Venezuela  Italian fashion boss Missoni missing off Venezuela
 Venezuela  Chavez ally elected by assembly
Jan.7   Australia
Jan.10   Paris  
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Jan.11  Mali  France taking on Islamist gangs in Mali
Jan.14   Mali
Jan.15  Japan  Japan emergency hits Dreamliners
Jan.17   USA
 Algeria  Hostages missing in Algeria raid
Jan.19   Algeria  
  Algerian troops have ended a siege at a gas facility in the Sahara desert killing 11 Islamist militants after they killed seven hostages.    The hostages were summarily killed as the troops tried...
Jan.20   Washington Obama sworn in as US president Jan.22   Jerusalem Netanyahu pledge after narrow win Jan.23  U.S. Congress  Clinton takes on Benghazi critics  Washington  US to end ban on women in combat Jan.26   Egypt Fans verdicts spark Egypt unrest Jan.27   Brazil   Brazil night club fire kills 230 in Santa Maria   At least 230 people have died in a fire that swept through a nightclub in a university city in southern Brazil, police and officials say  Egypt  Curfew issued as Egypt death toll rises Jan.28   Mali   French-led troops secure hold on Timbuktu   French-led troops are consolidating their position in the historic Malian city of Timbuktu after seizing it from Islamist extremists Jan.30   Syria Israeli jets strike convoy along Syrian border Jan.31   Mexico Mexico City blast at Pemex, state oil giant, kills 25

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Feb.1  Turkey  Fatal blast outside U.S. Embassy Feb.5   Mexico Hooded gunmen rape 6 tourists in Mexico
Feb.6  Tunisia  Politician's slaying shocks Tunisia Feb.8   Massachusetts 'Historic' snowstorm blankets US Feb.11   Vatican Pope Benedict to resign at end of month   North Korea North Korea confirms nuclear test Feb.14   South Africa     Pistorius charged with killing girlfriend   Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murder in the death of Reeva Steenkamp, 29, at his South Africa   Alabama Crippled cruise ship reaches land Feb.15   Ural   Meteor injures hundreds in Russia   A meteor crashing in Russia's Ural mountains has injured at least 950 people, as the shockwave blew out windows and rocked buildings Feb.18   Venezuela Venezuela's Chavez finally returns home Feb.20  South Africa  Pistorius detective on attempted murder charges Feb.21  Southern India  Indian city shaken by blasts; 12 dead Feb.22  South Africa  Oscar Pistorius granted bail Feb.26   Egypt Tourists killed as hot air balloon explodes in Egypt Feb.27  Vatican  Pope Benedict speaks in final papal audience Feb.28   Vatican     Benedict XVI quits Vatican City for last time as pope
  Amid pomp and ceremony, Benedict XVI left Vatican City for the last time as pope, ahead of his historic resignation as leader of the world's Catholics.    The 85-year-old pontiff is being flown by helicopte...


March 2013 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1  Florida  Florida man swallowed by sinkhole Mar.3  London  Queen Elizabeth II hospitalized Mar.5  New York  Dow Jones hits new record high   Venezuela     Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies
  A deeply divided Venezuela is mourning its late leader and preparing to pick a new president to replace him.    Venezuelan officials called for peace and unity after the death, emphasizing in state T...
Mar.7   UN Security Council U.N. passes new North Korea sanctions  North Korea  N Korea ends peace pacts with South Mar.9   Kenya Kenyatta wins Kenyan presidency Mar.11  Falklands  Falklands vote to stay UK territory Mar.12  Vatican  No pope after cardinals' first vote Mar.13   Vatican     Church picks first South American pope
  Jorge Bergoglio made history as the first non-European pope of the modern era , the first Jesuit and the first to assume the name Francis
 The election of a new Pope was signalled by white smoke from the Sistine Chapel chimney. Argentina's Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected as the Catholic Church's new Pope Francis
Mar.15  Brussels  Eurozone agrees Cyprus bailout deal Mar.19  Baghdad  Attacks claim 48 lives on Iraq anniversary Mar.20  Tel Aviv  Obama on first Israel trip as president Mar.22   Israel Israeli apology for flotilla deaths Mar.23  London  Russian tycoon Berezovsky dies Mar.24   CAR CAR President Bozize flees capital   Karachi Musharraf returns to Pakistan   Brussels Deal reached in Cyprus bailout talks Mar.28  South Africa  Mandela 'responding positively' in hospital Mar.29   North Korea   N Korea in 'state of war' with South  North Korea has said it is entering a 'state of war' with South Korea in its latest escalation of rhetoric against its southern neighbour and...

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Apr.1  Syria  Syria suffers 'deadliest month' Apr.2  European Union  Eurozone unemployment rate hits 12% Apr.4  North Korea  Report: N. Korea moving missile to coast Apr.5  North Korea  N Korea in foreign embassy warning  Shanghai  20,000 birds slaughtered as bird flu death toll rises  Mumbai  Mumbai building collapse toll rises Apr.8   London   Margaret Thatcher dead at 87   Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was a towering figure in postwar British and world politics and the only woman to become British prime... Apr.9   North Korea     North Korea: It will be 'all-out war'   The top U.S. commander in the Pacific called North Korean violations of Security Council resolutions 'a clear and direct threat to U.S. national... Apr.14   Venezuela   Maduro wins Venezuela election   Socialist candidate Nicolas Maduro, who was chosen by Chavez as his successor, has won a narrow victory in Venezuela's presidential poll Apr.15   Boston   Deadly blasts hit Boston Marathon
Map of Boylston Street Boston USA
  At least three people have been killed and more than 100 injured, some seriously, in two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.    Bloodied runners and spectators being treated at the scene and the road strewn with debris. President Barack ...
Apr.16  Southern Iran  Strong earthquake rocks Iran, Pakistan Apr.17  London  Last respects paid to Lady Thatcher   Texas Explosion at Texas fertiliser plant Apr.19   Pakistan     Pakistani police arrest Pervez Musharraf   Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has been arrested on charges relating to the unlawful detention of judges in 2007   Boston Boston bombs suspect 'in custody'  Kosovo  Serbia and Kosovo in landmark accord Apr.20   Sichuan Earthquake has killed more than 150 people Apr.22  Toronto  Canada foils terror attack on train Apr.23  Paris  France approves gay marriage law Apr.24   Bangladesh     More than 1000 dead in Dhaka collapse Map of Dhaka Bangladesh
  Many more are feared trapped after an eight-storey building collapsed on the outskirts of the capital.    Firefighters and army personnel are leading the operation to rescue t...
Apr.25   Washington     US suspects Syria of chemical attack   US intelligence agencies believe 'with varying degrees of confidence' that Syria has used chemical weapons against rebels  Moscow  Dozens die in Russia hospital fire Apr.28  Rome  Italy gunman 'targeted politicians' Apr.30   Netherlands Dutch King Willem-Alexander sworn in

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May.3  Southern California  Major wildfires spread in California May.4  Damascus  Damascus hit 'by Israeli strikes' May.6  Syria  Evidence Syria rebels 'used sarin'   Ohio   Three US women missing for years in fair condition   Three young women who vanished about a decade ago have been found and are in hospital in a fair condition, officials have said May.9  Sydney  2 cruise line passengers missing off Australian coast  Bangladesh  Dhaka collapse toll passes 1,000 May.10  Guatemala  Guatemala's Rios Montt found guilty of genocide May.11  Turkey  Deadly blasts hit Turkey border town   Pakistan Pakistan's Sharif declares election victory
May.14  Moscow  Russia orders expulsion of U.S. diplomat May.15  Washington  US tax chief resigns amid scandal May.17  Baghdad  Deadly blasts target Iraqi Sunnis May.20   Oklahoma   Dozens dead in Oklahoma tornado   At least 24 people have been killed after a huge tornado tore through Oklahoma City suburbs, with the death toll likely to rise May.21  Paris  Man kills himself in front of tourists at Notre Dame Cathedral May.22  Florida  FBI kill man 'linked to Tsarnaev'  Sweden  Stockholm suburbs gripped by riots   London   'Barbaric' slaying may be terror attack   They first hit the man, thought to be a British soldier, with a car in broad daylight. Then the two attackers hacked him to death and dumped... May.25   London Bayern wins Champions League. 2-1, over Dortmund May.27   Brussels EU ends arms embargo against Syrian rebels  Southern China  Rescuers save a newborn from sewer pipe in China May.29  Syria  Hezbollah fighters 'invading' Syria May.31   Istanbul   Police tear-gas protesters   A district court has agreed to hear a case against the rebuilding of historic barracks -- a project that has been one of the catalysts for days...

June 2013 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1  Turkey  Park protests spread across Turkey Jun.3  Northeast China  Explosion, fire reportedly kill 119 at poultry plant Jun.5  Syria  Syrian regime captures crucial city of Qusayr Jun.6  USA  US agency 'collecting phone records' Jun.7  Southern California  Xi Jinping joins Obama for summit  South Africa  Nelson Mandela back in hospital Jun.10   Hong Kong     US spy leaker 'defending liberty'
  Edward Snowden, ex-CIA employee has said he acted to 'protect basic liberties for people around the world' in leaking details of US surveillance
 Edward Snowden, 29, was revealed as the source of the leaks at his own request by the Guardian newspaper. Snowden, who has fled to Hong Kong, said he had an 'obligation to help free people from oppression'
Jun.11   Istanbul Tear gas clouds fill Taksim Square
 Greece  Greece suspends state broadcaster Jun.12  Eastern Germany  Floods sweep through Central Europe Jun.13   Washington White House: Syria crosses 'red line' Jun.15   Iran   Hassan Rouhani wins Iran election   Reformist-backed cleric Hassan Rouhani has won Iran's presidential election, securing just over 50% of the vote and so avoiding the need for... Jun.17   Sao Paulo   Protests spread throughout Brazil  Tens of thousands of people marched through Sao Paulo, as protests spread over rising transport prices and the cost of staging the World Cup  Northern Ireland  Obama and Putin push Syria G8 summit Jun.18  Qatar  US, Taliban to hold Afghanistan peace talks in Qatar Jun.21   India Death toll in Uttarakhand 'passes 500' Jun.22  Qatar  Syria rebels to get 'urgent support'  Western Canada  Floods kill 3, force 75,000 from homes in Calgary Jun.23  South Africa  Mandela critically ill in hospital Jun.24   Milan Berlusconi convicted in sex trial Jun.26   U.S. Supreme Court Historic US rulings for gay marriage Jun.30   Arizona 19 Firefighters die in Arizona wildfire

July 2013 ... more > Top ^
Jul.2   Austria 'Snowden suspicion' diverts flight
Jul.3   Cairo     Military ousts Egypt's Morsi Map of Cairo
  Egypt's military toppled the country's first democratically elected president and reportedly put him under house arrest
 Military is rounding up some of his top supporters even as the deposed Mohamed Morsy insisted that he remains the country's legitimate leader. Gen Abdul Fattah al-Sisi said the constitution had been suspended and the chief justice of the constitutional court would take on Mr Morsi's powers
Jul.6   Canada     Fuel train explodes in Canadian town   A train carrying petrochemicals has exploded in Lac-Megantic, forcing the evacuation of up to 1,000 people   San Francisco Bay Area Jet crash-lands at San Francisco International Jul.7  Cairo  Morsi supporters 'shot dead' in Cairo Jul.11  Canada  20 dead, 30 presumed dead in Quebec oil train crash Jul.12  Paris  At least 6 dead in train derailment near Paris Jul.13   Florida   George Zimmerman not guilty of Trayvon Martin murder   George Zimmerman, the Florida neighbourhood watchman who shot dead an unarmed black 17-year-old male last year, has been found not guilty Jul.15  New York  US protests after Florida verdict  North Mexico  Zetas leader Miguel Angel Trevino captured Jul.16  Panama  Cuban arms on seized N Korean ship  Bihar  School meal kills 22 in India Jul.17  South Africa  Nelson Mandela turns 95 in hospital  Russia  Protest leader Alexei Navalny convicted Jul.18   Detroit Detroit in largest US bankruptcy Jul.22  London  Kate Middleton in labour as world waits  China  China's Gansu hit by deadly quakes  New York  Ten hurt as NY plane's wheel fails   London   Duchess gives birth to son Map of Paddington London United Kingdom
  The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby boy, Kensington Palace has announced. The baby was delivered at 16:24 BST at St Mary's Hospital.    The Duke of Cambridge said in a statement the couple 'could not be...
Jul.24  London  Royal baby prince named George   Spain   At least 77 die as Spanish train derails in Galicia Map of Galicia Spain
  A train has derailed in north-western Spain, killing at least 60 people and injuring many more. It is the worst rail accident in Spain in four decades.    All 13 carriages of the train, which was travelling from Madr...
Jul.26   Egypt Huge rival rallies grip Egypt Jul.27   Cairo 38 protesters killed in clashes near pro-Morsi rally Jul.28   Southern France Cannes thief in jewel heist   Southern Italy Italy coach plunge 'leaves 36 dead' Jul.29  Washington  Mid-East peace talks resume in US Jul.30  Baltimore  Wikileaks source Manning convicted

August 2013 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1   Moscow Snowden leaves airport, can stay in Russia, lawyer says
 Rome  Berlusconi rages at prison ruling Aug.2  Washington  U.S. issues global travel alert due to al Qaeda threat Aug.3  Zimbabwe  President Mugabe re-elected amid fraud claims Aug.5  Maritime Provinces  Brothers strangled to death by python that escaped from Canadian pet store Aug.6   Kenya Major fire closes Nairobi airport Aug.10  Baghdad  69 killed by wave of bombings in Iraq Aug.11  Philippines  Typhoon batters Philippines; 23 fishermen missing Aug.13  West Bank  Israel releases 26 Palestinian prisoners   Cairo Pro-Morsi protest camps in Cairo cleared. 638 killed   Mumbai Indian submarine hit by explosion Aug.14   Jerusalem Israel-Palestinian peace talks begin Aug.16  Cairo  Dozens dead in Egypt 'day of anger'  Southern Philippines  Ferry sinks after collision off Philippines Aug.18  Cairo  36 killed as Muslim Brotherhood members try to escape prison truck Aug.19  Cairo  Egypt Muslim Brotherhood leader held Aug.21   Baltimore     Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in Wikileaks case   The US soldier convicted of handing a trove of secret government documents to anti-secrecy website has been sentenced to 35 years in prison   Damascus     Syrian rebels allege chemical attack Map of Damascus
  Opposition groups claimed that hundreds were killed when the government used chemical agents in rebel strongholds in the Damascus countryside
 Footage shows people carrying limp bodies, some haphazardly covered in sheets, others splayed, nearly nude, on the floor. The allegations come as a U.N. group arrived in Syria to determine whether either side in the conflict is using chemical weapons
 China  Bo Xilai: Disgraced politician goes on trial Aug.22   California Tourists flee wildfire near Yosemite Aug.23  Northern Lebanon  Twin bombings rock mosques in Tripoli, Lebanon Aug.26  Damascus  Syria: U.N. team comes under sniper fire Aug.28  Washington  Obama 'sure Syria behind attack' Aug.29   London UK MPs vote against Syria action

September 2013 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1   Northern Japan Fukushima radiation levels '18 times higher' than thought
 Washington  US 'has evidence of Syrian sarin use' Sep.2  Syria  More than 2m have fled Syria - UN Sep.6  St. Petersburg  Russia and US 'no closer' on Syria at G20 Sep.7  Australia  Tony Abbott sweeps to Australia win Sep.13  New Delhi  Court sentences 4 men to death in gang rape case Sep.14   Geneva US and Russia reach agreement in Syria weapons talks Sep.16   Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis killed 12 people   Mexico Mexico battered by deadly storms   Italy Costa Concordia ship set upright Sep.17  Southern Philippines  Hostages freed; Muslim rebels capture police chief Sep.21   Kenya   Gun battle at Kenya shopping center   A gun battle inside a shopping centre in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has left at least 20 people dead, the Kenyan Red Cross says   China Bo Xilai found guilty of corruption Sep.22  Kenya  Death toll rises to 59 in terror attack on shopping mall Sep.23  Kenya  Kenya forces 'clearing' Nairobi mall Sep.24  West Pakistan  7.7-magnitude earthquake strikes Pakistan, creates island Sep.26  Mumbai  Dozens feared trapped in Mumbai building collapse Sep.27   Iran Obama and Rouhani speak by phone   UN Security Council     UN adopts Syria chemical resolution   The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a binding resolution on ridding Syria of chemical weapons Sep.30   Washington   US begins shutdown amid budget row   The government has begun a partial shutdown after the House of Representatives refused to approve a budget for next year

October 2013 ... more > Top ^
Oct.1   USA 'Obamacare' launches amid shutdown
Oct.3   Southern Italy     Hundreds feared dead in Italy shipwreck   At least 130 African migrants have died and many more are missing after a boat carrying them to Europe sank off the Italian island of Lamped...  Washington  Chase and gunfire at US Capitol Oct.5  Somalia  US Navy SEALS raid militant group linked to Kenya mall attack   Libya US forces seize Al Qaeda leader behind 1998 embassy bombings Oct.6  Cairo  Fresh clashes in Egypt 'kill 50' Oct.9   Libya Libyan PM Zeidan seized by armed men Oct.11  Norway  Weapons watchdog wins Nobel peace prize Oct.12  India  Huge cyclone batters eastern India Oct.13  Central India  Many dead in India temple stampede Oct.16   Southern Philippines More than 100 dead after earthquake hits the Philippines  Laos  At least 47 reported killed in Laos plane crash   U.S. Senate Senate passes US budget deal Oct.20   Australia     Fears Australia blazes could merge   Bushfires in New South Wales could merge to form a massive blaze, the fire commissioner has said as teams battle fires across the state  Northeast China  Heavy smog hits north China city, flights canceled Oct.23   Berlin Merkel concern at 'US phone spying' Oct.25   Brussels   EU: Spying scandal may hurt terror fight   European leaders warned that reports of widespread spying on world leaders by the NSA have raised 'deep concerns' among Europeans   Greece Greek couple accused of buying Roma baby Oct.28   England     Hurricane-force winds batter northern Europe   A major Atlantic storm packing hurricane-force winds pummeled England, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, knocking out power to 220,000 ho...  Beijing  5 dead after jeep crashes and catches fire in Tiananmen Square Oct.31  Syria  Syria met first weapons deadline: OPCW  Northern Syria  Israeli planes strike Syrian military base

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Nov.1   Tribal Areas Drone strike targets Taliban chief
 Los Angeles  TSA officer shot dead at LA airport Nov.4   Congo DR Congo claims defeat of M23 rebels Nov.6  Switzerland  Arafat 'may have been poisoned' Nov.7   Toronto 'Drunk' Toronto mayor in murder rant Nov.9   Southern Philippines     Hundreds feared dead in typhoon   Hundreds of people are feared dead in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan swept through on Friday  Geneva  'No deal' at Iran nuclear talks Nov.11  Manila  Philippines declares state of calamity Nov.16  Southern Philippines  Philippines aid effort gathers pace Nov.17   Russia 'Dozens dead' in Russian plane crash Nov.18  Jakarta  Indonesia anger at Australia spy row Nov.21   London Women 'held as slaves for 30 years'  Washington  U.S., Afghanistan agree security pact   Latvia   50 dead, including 3 firefighters, after supermarket roof collapse   A criminal investigation has begun after the roof of a supermarket in the Latvian capital Riga collapsed, Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis has...  Dallas  US remembers Kennedy 50 years later Nov.22   China   China establishes 'air-defence zone' over East China Sea   China has demarcated an 'air-defence identification zone' over an area of the East China Sea, covering islands that are also claimed by Japa... Nov.23  China  Death toll in China oil pipeline blast rises to 52 people   Geneva   Iran nuclear deal agreed at talks
  Iran and six world powers meeting in Geneva have reached a deal on Tehran's nuclear programme, foreign ministers say.    Iran agrees to halt some of its work on uranium enrichment for six months. Negotiators from the UK, US, Ru...
Nov.24   Kiev Huge Ukraine rally over EU ties
  Bangkok Demonstrators fill Bangkok streets Nov.26  China  US bombers challenge China air zone Nov.29   Scotland Helicopter crashes into Glasgow pub

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Dec.1  New York  New York train crash kills four Dec.4  Mexico  Radioactive truck 'stolen in Mexico'  Bangkok  Protest-hit Thailand marks king's birthday Dec.5   Johannesburg     South Africa's Nelson Mandela dies
Map of Johannesburg
  South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95
 He South Africa's transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s, after 27 years in prison for his political activities. 'Our nation has lost its greatest son,' President Jacob Zuma said
Dec.6   Hamburg Deadly storm and tidal surge batter northern Europe   CAR 'Hundreds dead' in CAR violence Dec.10  Johannesburg  Obama pays tribute at Mandela memorial   Kiev Ukraine police move on protest camp Dec.12   North Korea   North Korea: Leader's uncle executed   Jang Song Thaek, an uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has been executed for trying to overthrow the government Dec.14  China  China puts Jade Rabbit rover on Moon Dec.15  South Africa  Mandela buried at ancestral home  Kiev  Huge rally in Kiev in support of EU Dec.17   Southern Sudan   South Sudan clashes 'kill 400-500'   Hundreds of people are believed to have died in clashes between rival South Sudan army factions, the UN says, quoting unconfirmed reports Dec.19   London Apollo Theatre roof collapses in London Dec.20  Russia  Khodorkovsky leaves Russian prison after Putin signs pardon Dec.23  Southern Sudan  Rebels seize key town in South Sudan   Southern Sudan 'Mass ethnic killings' in South Sudan Dec.25   Antarctica Russian ship stuck in ice near Antarctica Dec.26  Japan  Japan agrees Okinawa US base move Dec.27  Beirut  U.S. friend, Hezbollah foe killed in blast  Southern Sudan  South Sudan government agrees in principle to ceasefire  Beijing  China reforms one-child policy Dec.29   Southern France     Schumacher injured in skiing accident in France   Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher has suffered a head injury while skiing in Meribel, France   Volga Region 2nd deadly explosion hits Volgograd


Islamist rebels gaining ground in Mali Algeria siege ends in bloodshed Map of Amenas Algeria




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2013
Jan.11  Mali  France taking on Islamist gangs in Mali
Jan.14   Mali
Jan.17  Algeria  Hostages missing in Algeria raid
Jan.19   Algeria
  Algerian troops have ended a siege at a gas facility in the Sahara desert killing 11 Islamist militants after they killed seven hostages.    The hostages were summarily killed as the troops tried...
Jan.23  Washington  US to end ban on women in combat Jan.28   Mali French-led troops secure hold on Timbuktu   French-led troops are consolidating their position in the historic Malian city of Timbuktu after seizing it from Islamist extremists Jan.30   Syria Israeli jets strike convoy along Syrian border Feb.11   North Korea North Korea confirms nuclear test Mar.19  Baghdad  Attacks claim 48 lives on Iraq anniversary Mar.24   CAR CAR President Bozize flees capital Mar.29   North Korea N Korea in 'state of war' with South  North Korea has said it is entering a 'state of war' with South Korea in its latest escalation of rhetoric against its southern neighbour and... Apr.1  Syria  Syria suffers 'deadliest month' Apr.4  North Korea  Report: N. Korea moving missile to coast Apr.9   North Korea   North Korea: It will be 'all-out war'   The top U.S. commander in the Pacific called North Korean violations of Security Council resolutions 'a clear and direct threat to U.S. national... Apr.25   Washington   US suspects Syria of chemical attack   US intelligence agencies believe 'with varying degrees of confidence' that Syria has used chemical weapons against rebels May.4  Damascus  Damascus hit 'by Israeli strikes' May.6  Syria  Evidence Syria rebels 'used sarin' May.22   London 'Barbaric' slaying may be terror attack   They first hit the man, thought to be a British soldier, with a car in broad daylight. Then the two attackers hacked him to death and dumped... May.27   Brussels EU ends arms embargo against Syrian rebels May.29  Syria  Hezbollah fighters 'invading' Syria Jun.5  Syria  Syrian regime captures crucial city of Qusayr Jun.13   Washington White House: Syria crosses 'red line' Jun.22  Qatar  Syria rebels to get 'urgent support' Jul.3   Cairo   Military ousts Egypt's Morsi
Map of Cairo
  Egypt's military toppled the country's first democratically elected president and reportedly put him under house arrest
 Military is rounding up some of his top supporters even as the deposed Mohamed Morsy insisted that he remains the country's legitimate leader. Gen Abdul Fattah al-Sisi said the constitution had been suspended and the chief justice of the constitutional court would take on Mr Morsi's powers
Jul.16  Panama  Cuban arms on seized N Korean ship Jul.30  Baltimore  Wikileaks source Manning convicted Aug.13   Mumbai Indian submarine hit by explosion Aug.14   Jerusalem Israel-Palestinian peace talks begin Aug.21   Baltimore   Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in Wikileaks case   The US soldier convicted of handing a trove of secret government documents to anti-secrecy website has been sentenced to 35 years in prison Aug.21   Damascus   Syrian rebels allege chemical attack Map of Damascus
  Opposition groups claimed that hundreds were killed when the government used chemical agents in rebel strongholds in the Damascus countryside
 Footage shows people carrying limp bodies, some haphazardly covered in sheets, others splayed, nearly nude, on the floor. The allegations come as a U.N. group arrived in Syria to determine whether either side in the conflict is using chemical weapons
Aug.26  Damascus  Syria: U.N. team comes under sniper fire Aug.28  Washington  Obama 'sure Syria behind attack' Aug.29   London UK MPs vote against Syria action Sep.1  Washington  US 'has evidence of Syrian sarin use' Sep.2  Syria  More than 2m have fled Syria - UN Sep.14   Geneva US and Russia reach agreement in Syria weapons talks Sep.16   Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis killed 12 people Sep.17  Southern Philippines  Hostages freed; Muslim rebels capture police chief Sep.23  Kenya  Kenya forces 'clearing' Nairobi mall Sep.27   UN Security Council   UN adopts Syria chemical resolution   The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a binding resolution on ridding Syria of chemical weapons Oct.5  Somalia  US Navy SEALS raid militant group linked to Kenya mall attack Oct.5   Libya US forces seize Al Qaeda leader behind 1998 embassy bombings Oct.11  Norway  Weapons watchdog wins Nobel peace prize Oct.31  Syria  Syria met first weapons deadline: OPCW Oct.31  Northern Syria  Israeli planes strike Syrian military base Nov.1   Tribal Areas Drone strike targets Taliban chief Nov.4   Congo DR Congo claims defeat of M23 rebels Nov.22   China China establishes 'air-defence zone' over East China Sea   China has demarcated an 'air-defence identification zone' over an area of the East China Sea, covering islands that are also claimed by Japa... Nov.26  China  US bombers challenge China air zone Dec.17   Southern Sudan South Sudan clashes 'kill 400-500'   Hundreds of people are believed to have died in clashes between rival South Sudan army factions, the UN says, quoting unconfirmed reports Dec.23  Southern Sudan  Rebels seize key town in South Sudan Dec.26  Japan  Japan agrees Okinawa US base move Dec.27  Southern Sudan  South Sudan government agrees in principle to ceasefire



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2013 Jan.1  Ivory Coast  Dozens of children crushed to death in stampede Jan.5  Venezuela  Italian fashion boss Missoni missing off Venezuela Jan.7   Australia Heat and wind fan Australia fires
Jan.15  Japan  Japan emergency hits Dreamliners Jan.27   Brazil Brazil night club fire kills 230 in Santa Maria   At least 230 people have died in a fire that swept through a nightclub in a university city in southern Brazil, police and officials say Jan.31   Mexico Mexico City blast at Pemex, state oil giant, kills 25 Feb.8   Massachusetts 'Historic' snowstorm blankets US Feb.14   Alabama Crippled cruise ship reaches land Feb.15   Ural Meteor injures hundreds in Russia   A meteor crashing in Russia's Ural mountains has injured at least 950 people, as the shockwave blew out windows and rocked buildings Feb.26   Egypt Tourists killed as hot air balloon explodes in Egypt Mar.1  Florida  Florida man swallowed by sinkhole Apr.5  Shanghai  20,000 birds slaughtered as bird flu death toll rises Apr.5  Mumbai  Mumbai building collapse toll rises Apr.16  Southern Iran  Strong earthquake rocks Iran, Pakistan Apr.17   Texas Explosion at Texas fertiliser plant Apr.20   Sichuan Earthquake has killed more than 150 people Apr.24   Bangladesh   More than 1000 dead in Dhaka collapse Map of Dhaka Bangladesh
  Many more are feared trapped after an eight-storey building collapsed on the outskirts of the capital.    Firefighters and army personnel are leading the operation to rescue t...
Apr.25  Moscow  Dozens die in Russia hospital fire May.3  Southern California  Major wildfires spread in California May.9  Sydney  2 cruise line passengers missing off Australian coast May.9  Bangladesh  Dhaka collapse toll passes 1,000 May.20   Oklahoma Dozens dead in Oklahoma tornado   At least 24 people have been killed after a huge tornado tore through Oklahoma City suburbs, with the death toll likely to rise May.21  Paris  Man kills himself in front of tourists at Notre Dame Cathedral May.27  Southern China  Rescuers save a newborn from sewer pipe in China Jun.3  Northeast China  Explosion, fire reportedly kill 119 at poultry plant Jun.12  Eastern Germany  Floods sweep through Central Europe Jun.21   India Death toll in Uttarakhand 'passes 500' Jun.22  Western Canada  Floods kill 3, force 75,000 from homes in Calgary Jun.30   Arizona 19 Firefighters die in Arizona wildfire Jul.2   Austria 'Snowden suspicion' diverts flight Jul.6   Canada   Fuel train explodes in Canadian town   A train carrying petrochemicals has exploded in Lac-Megantic, forcing the evacuation of up to 1,000 people Jul.6   San Francisco Bay Area Jet crash-lands at San Francisco International Jul.11  Canada  20 dead, 30 presumed dead in Quebec oil train crash Jul.12  Paris  At least 6 dead in train derailment near Paris Jul.16  Bihar  School meal kills 22 in India Jul.22  China  China's Gansu hit by deadly quakes Jul.22  New York  Ten hurt as NY plane's wheel fails Jul.24   Spain At least 77 die as Spanish train derails in Galicia Map of Galicia Spain
  A train has derailed in north-western Spain, killing at least 60 people and injuring many more. It is the worst rail accident in Spain in four decades.    All 13 carriages of the train, which was travelling from Madr...
Jul.28   Southern Italy Italy coach plunge 'leaves 36 dead' Aug.5  Maritime Provinces  Brothers strangled to death by python that escaped from Canadian pet store Aug.6   Kenya Major fire closes Nairobi airport Aug.11  Philippines  Typhoon batters Philippines; 23 fishermen missing Aug.13   Mumbai Indian submarine hit by explosion Aug.16  Southern Philippines  Ferry sinks after collision off Philippines Aug.22   California Tourists flee wildfire near Yosemite Sep.1   Northern Japan Fukushima radiation levels '18 times higher' than thought Sep.16   Mexico Mexico battered by deadly storms Sep.16   Italy Costa Concordia ship set upright Sep.24  West Pakistan  7.7-magnitude earthquake strikes Pakistan, creates island Sep.26  Mumbai  Dozens feared trapped in Mumbai building collapse Oct.3   Southern Italy   Hundreds feared dead in Italy shipwreck   At least 130 African migrants have died and many more are missing after a boat carrying them to Europe sank off the Italian island of Lamped... Oct.12  India  Huge cyclone batters eastern India Oct.13  Central India  Many dead in India temple stampede Oct.16   Southern Philippines More than 100 dead after earthquake hits the Philippines Oct.16  Laos  At least 47 reported killed in Laos plane crash Oct.20   Australia   Fears Australia blazes could merge   Bushfires in New South Wales could merge to form a massive blaze, the fire commissioner has said as teams battle fires across the state Oct.20  Northeast China  Heavy smog hits north China city, flights canceled Oct.28   England   Hurricane-force winds batter northern Europe   A major Atlantic storm packing hurricane-force winds pummeled England, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, knocking out power to 220,000 ho... Oct.28  Beijing  5 dead after jeep crashes and catches fire in Tiananmen Square Nov.9   Southern Philippines   Hundreds feared dead in typhoon   Hundreds of people are feared dead in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan swept through on Friday Nov.11  Manila  Philippines declares state of calamity Nov.16  Southern Philippines  Philippines aid effort gathers pace Nov.17   Russia 'Dozens dead' in Russian plane crash Nov.21   Latvia 50 dead, including 3 firefighters, after supermarket roof collapse   A criminal investigation has begun after the roof of a supermarket in the Latvian capital Riga collapsed, Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis has... Nov.23  China  Death toll in China oil pipeline blast rises to 52 people Nov.29   Scotland Helicopter crashes into Glasgow pub Dec.1  New York  New York train crash kills four Dec.6   Hamburg Deadly storm and tidal surge batter northern Europe Dec.19   London Apollo Theatre roof collapses in London Dec.25   Antarctica Russian ship stuck in ice near Antarctica



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2013 Jan.17   USA Armstrong says sorry for doping
Jan.26   Egypt Fans verdicts spark Egypt unrest Feb.14   South Africa   Pistorius charged with killing girlfriend   Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murder in the death of Reeva Steenkamp, 29, at his South Africa Feb.22  South Africa  Oscar Pistorius granted bail Apr.15   Boston Deadly blasts hit Boston Marathon Map of Boylston Street Boston USA
  At least three people have been killed and more than 100 injured, some seriously, in two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.    Bloodied runners and spectators being treated at the scene and the road strewn with debris. President Barack ...
May.25   London Bayern wins Champions League. 2-1, over Dortmund Dec.29   Southern France   Schumacher injured in skiing accident in France   Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher has suffered a head injury while skiing in Meribel, France



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2013 Jan.1   Washington   President Obama praises US 'fiscal cliff' deal   Obama has hailed a deal reached to stave off drastic taxation and spending measures as 'just one step in the broader effort to strengthen the... Jan.3  Moscow  Depardieu 'now a Russian citizen' Jan.5  Venezuela  Italian fashion boss Missoni missing off Venezuela Jan.31   Mexico Mexico City blast at Pemex, state oil giant, kills 25
Feb.26   Egypt Tourists killed as hot air balloon explodes in Egypt Mar.5  New York  Dow Jones hits new record high Mar.15  Brussels  Eurozone agrees Cyprus bailout deal Mar.24   Brussels Deal reached in Cyprus bailout talks Apr.2  European Union  Eurozone unemployment rate hits 12% Jun.11  Greece  Greece suspends state broadcaster Jul.16  Panama  Cuban arms on seized N Korean ship Jul.18   Detroit Detroit in largest US bankruptcy Aug.2  Washington  U.S. issues global travel alert due to al Qaeda threat Aug.22   California Tourists flee wildfire near Yosemite Oct.1   USA 'Obamacare' launches amid shutdown Nov.23  China  Death toll in China oil pipeline blast rises to 52 people Dec.19   London Apollo Theatre roof collapses in London Dec.20  Russia  Khodorkovsky leaves Russian prison after Putin signs pardon



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2013 Jan.10   Paris 3 Kurdish women shot dead in Paris  The apparent assassination of three women political activists in central Paris, all shot in the head, has provoked shock among the Kurdish c... Jan.10   West Pakistan Nearly 100 killed in bomb blasts
Jan.17  Algeria  Hostages missing in Algeria raid Jan.19   Algeria Algeria siege ends in bloodshed Map of Amenas Algeria
  Algerian troops have ended a siege at a gas facility in the Sahara desert killing 11 Islamist militants after they killed seven hostages.    The hostages were summarily killed as the troops tried...
Jan.26   Egypt Fans verdicts spark Egypt unrest Feb.1  Turkey  Fatal blast outside U.S. Embassy Feb.5   Mexico Hooded gunmen rape 6 tourists in Mexico Feb.6  Tunisia  Politician's slaying shocks Tunisia Feb.14   South Africa   Pistorius charged with killing girlfriend   Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murder in the death of Reeva Steenkamp, 29, at his South Africa Feb.20  South Africa  Pistorius detective on attempted murder charges Feb.21  Southern India  Indian city shaken by blasts; 12 dead Feb.22  South Africa  Oscar Pistorius granted bail Mar.19  Baghdad  Attacks claim 48 lives on Iraq anniversary Apr.15   Boston Deadly blasts hit Boston Marathon Map of Boylston Street Boston USA
  At least three people have been killed and more than 100 injured, some seriously, in two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.    Bloodied runners and spectators being treated at the scene and the road strewn with debris. President Barack ...
Apr.19   Pakistan   Pakistani police arrest Pervez Musharraf   Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has been arrested on charges relating to the unlawful detention of judges in 2007 Apr.19   Boston Boston bombs suspect 'in custody' Apr.22  Toronto  Canada foils terror attack on train Apr.28  Rome  Italy gunman 'targeted politicians' May.6   Ohio Three US women missing for years in fair condition   Three young women who vanished about a decade ago have been found and are in hospital in a fair condition, officials have said May.10  Guatemala  Guatemala's Rios Montt found guilty of genocide May.11  Turkey  Deadly blasts hit Turkey border town May.14  Moscow  Russia orders expulsion of U.S. diplomat May.17  Baghdad  Deadly blasts target Iraqi Sunnis May.22  Florida  FBI kill man 'linked to Tsarnaev' May.22  Sweden  Stockholm suburbs gripped by riots May.22   London 'Barbaric' slaying may be terror attack   They first hit the man, thought to be a British soldier, with a car in broad daylight. Then the two attackers hacked him to death and dumped... Jun.24   Milan Berlusconi convicted in sex trial Jul.13   Florida George Zimmerman not guilty of Trayvon Martin murder   George Zimmerman, the Florida neighbourhood watchman who shot dead an unarmed black 17-year-old male last year, has been found not guilty Jul.15  North Mexico  Zetas leader Miguel Angel Trevino captured Jul.17  Russia  Protest leader Alexei Navalny convicted Jul.28   Southern France Cannes thief in jewel heist Jul.30  Baltimore  Wikileaks source Manning convicted Aug.1  Rome  Berlusconi rages at prison ruling Aug.10  Baghdad  69 killed by wave of bombings in Iraq Aug.13  West Bank  Israel releases 26 Palestinian prisoners Aug.18  Cairo  36 killed as Muslim Brotherhood members try to escape prison truck Aug.19  Cairo  Egypt Muslim Brotherhood leader held Aug.21   Baltimore   Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in Wikileaks case   The US soldier convicted of handing a trove of secret government documents to anti-secrecy website has been sentenced to 35 years in prison Aug.21  China  Bo Xilai: Disgraced politician goes on trial Aug.23  Northern Lebanon  Twin bombings rock mosques in Tripoli, Lebanon Sep.13  New Delhi  Court sentences 4 men to death in gang rape case Sep.16   Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis killed 12 people Sep.17  Southern Philippines  Hostages freed; Muslim rebels capture police chief Sep.21   Kenya Gun battle at Kenya shopping center   A gun battle inside a shopping centre in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has left at least 20 people dead, the Kenyan Red Cross says Sep.21   China Bo Xilai found guilty of corruption Sep.22  Kenya  Death toll rises to 59 in terror attack on shopping mall Sep.23  Kenya  Kenya forces 'clearing' Nairobi mall Oct.3  Washington  Chase and gunfire at US Capitol Oct.5   Libya US forces seize Al Qaeda leader behind 1998 embassy bombings Oct.9   Libya Libyan PM Zeidan seized by armed men Oct.25   Brussels EU: Spying scandal may hurt terror fight   European leaders warned that reports of widespread spying on world leaders by the NSA have raised 'deep concerns' among Europeans Oct.25   Greece Greek couple accused of buying Roma baby Nov.1   Tribal Areas Drone strike targets Taliban chief Nov.1  Los Angeles  TSA officer shot dead at LA airport Nov.6  Switzerland  Arafat 'may have been poisoned' Nov.18  Jakarta  Indonesia anger at Australia spy row Nov.21   London Women 'held as slaves for 30 years' Nov.21  Dallas  US remembers Kennedy 50 years later Dec.4  Mexico  Radioactive truck 'stolen in Mexico' Dec.6   CAR 'Hundreds dead' in CAR violence Dec.12   North Korea North Korea: Leader's uncle executed   Jang Song Thaek, an uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has been executed for trying to overthrow the government Dec.20  Russia  Khodorkovsky leaves Russian prison after Putin signs pardon Dec.23   Southern Sudan 'Mass ethnic killings' in South Sudan Dec.27  Beirut  U.S. friend, Hezbollah foe killed in blast Dec.29   Volga Region 2nd deadly explosion hits Volgograd



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2013 Jan.1   Washington   President Obama praises US 'fiscal cliff' deal   Obama has hailed a deal reached to stave off drastic taxation and spending measures as 'just one step in the broader effort to strengthen the... Jan.3  Moscow  Depardieu 'now a Russian citizen' Jan.5  Venezuela  Chavez ally elected by assembly Jan.20   Washington Obama sworn in as US president
Jan.22   Jerusalem Netanyahu pledge after narrow win Jan.23  U.S. Congress  Clinton takes on Benghazi critics Jan.23  Washington  US to end ban on women in combat Jan.27  Egypt  Curfew issued as Egypt death toll rises Feb.1  Turkey  Fatal blast outside U.S. Embassy Feb.6  Tunisia  Politician's slaying shocks Tunisia Feb.11   Vatican Pope Benedict to resign at end of month Feb.11   North Korea North Korea confirms nuclear test Feb.18   Venezuela Venezuela's Chavez finally returns home Feb.27  Vatican  Pope Benedict speaks in final papal audience Feb.28   Vatican   Benedict XVI quits Vatican City for last time as pope
  Amid pomp and ceremony, Benedict XVI left Vatican City for the last time as pope, ahead of his historic resignation as leader of the world's Catholics.    The 85-year-old pontiff is being flown by helicopte...
Mar.3  London  Queen Elizabeth II hospitalized Mar.5   Venezuela   Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies
  A deeply divided Venezuela is mourning its late leader and preparing to pick a new president to replace him.    Venezuelan officials called for peace and unity after the death, emphasizing in state T...
Mar.7   UN Security Council U.N. passes new North Korea sanctions
Mar.7  North Korea  N Korea ends peace pacts with South Mar.9   Kenya Kenyatta wins Kenyan presidency Mar.11  Falklands  Falklands vote to stay UK territory Mar.12  Vatican  No pope after cardinals' first vote Mar.13   Vatican   Church picks first South American pope
  Jorge Bergoglio made history as the first non-European pope of the modern era , the first Jesuit and the first to assume the name Francis
 The election of a new Pope was signalled by white smoke from the Sistine Chapel chimney. Argentina's Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected as the Catholic Church's new Pope Francis
Mar.15  Brussels  Eurozone agrees Cyprus bailout deal Mar.20  Tel Aviv  Obama on first Israel trip as president Mar.22   Israel Israeli apology for flotilla deaths
Mar.23  London  Russian tycoon Berezovsky dies Mar.24   CAR CAR President Bozize flees capital Mar.24   Karachi Musharraf returns to Pakistan Mar.24   Brussels Deal reached in Cyprus bailout talks Mar.28  South Africa  Mandela 'responding positively' in hospital Mar.29   North Korea N Korea in 'state of war' with South  North Korea has said it is entering a 'state of war' with South Korea in its latest escalation of rhetoric against its southern neighbour and... Apr.5  North Korea  N Korea in foreign embassy warning Apr.8   London Margaret Thatcher dead at 87   Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was a towering figure in postwar British and world politics and the only woman to become British prime... Apr.9   North Korea   North Korea: It will be 'all-out war'   The top U.S. commander in the Pacific called North Korean violations of Security Council resolutions 'a clear and direct threat to U.S. national... Apr.14   Venezuela Maduro wins Venezuela election   Socialist candidate Nicolas Maduro, who was chosen by Chavez as his successor, has won a narrow victory in Venezuela's presidential poll Apr.17  London  Last respects paid to Lady Thatcher Apr.19   Pakistan   Pakistani police arrest Pervez Musharraf   Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has been arrested on charges relating to the unlawful detention of judges in 2007 Apr.19  Kosovo  Serbia and Kosovo in landmark accord Apr.23  Paris  France approves gay marriage law Apr.30   Netherlands Dutch King Willem-Alexander sworn in May.10  Guatemala  Guatemala's Rios Montt found guilty of genocide May.11   Pakistan Pakistan's Sharif declares election victory May.14  Moscow  Russia orders expulsion of U.S. diplomat May.15  Washington  US tax chief resigns amid scandal May.27   Brussels EU ends arms embargo against Syrian rebels May.31   Istanbul Police tear-gas protesters   A district court has agreed to hear a case against the rebuilding of historic barracks -- a project that has been one of the catalysts for days... Jun.1  Turkey  Park protests spread across Turkey Jun.6  USA  US agency 'collecting phone records' Jun.7  Southern California  Xi Jinping joins Obama for summit Jun.7  South Africa  Nelson Mandela back in hospital Jun.10   Hong Kong   US spy leaker 'defending liberty'
  Edward Snowden, ex-CIA employee has said he acted to 'protect basic liberties for people around the world' in leaking details of US surveillance
 Edward Snowden, 29, was revealed as the source of the leaks at his own request by the Guardian newspaper. Snowden, who has fled to Hong Kong, said he had an 'obligation to help free people from oppression'
Jun.11   Istanbul Tear gas clouds fill Taksim Square
Jun.11  Greece  Greece suspends state broadcaster Jun.13   Washington White House: Syria crosses 'red line' Jun.15   Iran Hassan Rouhani wins Iran election   Reformist-backed cleric Hassan Rouhani has won Iran's presidential election, securing just over 50% of the vote and so avoiding the need for... Jun.17   Sao Paulo Protests spread throughout Brazil  Tens of thousands of people marched through Sao Paulo, as protests spread over rising transport prices and the cost of staging the World Cup Jun.17  Northern Ireland  Obama and Putin push Syria G8 summit Jun.18  Qatar  US, Taliban to hold Afghanistan peace talks in Qatar Jun.22  Qatar  Syria rebels to get 'urgent support' Jun.23  South Africa  Mandela critically ill in hospital Jun.24   Milan Berlusconi convicted in sex trial Jun.26   U.S. Supreme Court Historic US rulings for gay marriage Jul.3   Cairo   Military ousts Egypt's Morsi Map of Cairo
  Egypt's military toppled the country's first democratically elected president and reportedly put him under house arrest
 Military is rounding up some of his top supporters even as the deposed Mohamed Morsy insisted that he remains the country's legitimate leader. Gen Abdul Fattah al-Sisi said the constitution had been suspended and the chief justice of the constitutional court would take on Mr Morsi's powers
Jul.7  Cairo  Morsi supporters 'shot dead' in Cairo Jul.15  New York  US protests after Florida verdict Jul.17  South Africa  Nelson Mandela turns 95 in hospital Jul.17  Russia  Protest leader Alexei Navalny convicted Jul.18   Detroit Detroit in largest US bankruptcy Jul.22  London  Kate Middleton in labour as world waits Jul.22   London Duchess gives birth to son Map of Paddington London United Kingdom
  The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby boy, Kensington Palace has announced. The baby was delivered at 16:24 BST at St Mary's Hospital.    The Duke of Cambridge said in a statement the couple 'could not be...
Jul.24  London  Royal baby prince named George Jul.26   Egypt Huge rival rallies grip Egypt Jul.27   Cairo 38 protesters killed in clashes near pro-Morsi rally Jul.29  Washington  Mid-East peace talks resume in US Aug.1   Moscow Snowden leaves airport, can stay in Russia, lawyer says Aug.1  Rome  Berlusconi rages at prison ruling Aug.2  Washington  U.S. issues global travel alert due to al Qaeda threat Aug.3  Zimbabwe  President Mugabe re-elected amid fraud claims Aug.13   Cairo Pro-Morsi protest camps in Cairo cleared. 638 killed Aug.14   Jerusalem Israel-Palestinian peace talks begin Aug.16  Cairo  Dozens dead in Egypt 'day of anger' Aug.18  Cairo  36 killed as Muslim Brotherhood members try to escape prison truck Aug.19  Cairo  Egypt Muslim Brotherhood leader held Aug.21  China  Bo Xilai: Disgraced politician goes on trial Aug.28  Washington  Obama 'sure Syria behind attack' Aug.29   London UK MPs vote against Syria action Sep.1  Washington  US 'has evidence of Syrian sarin use' Sep.6  St. Petersburg  Russia and US 'no closer' on Syria at G20 Sep.7  Australia  Tony Abbott sweeps to Australia win Sep.14   Geneva US and Russia reach agreement in Syria weapons talks Sep.21   China Bo Xilai found guilty of corruption Sep.27   Iran Obama and Rouhani speak by phone Sep.27   UN Security Council   UN adopts Syria chemical resolution   The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a binding resolution on ridding Syria of chemical weapons Sep.30   Washington US begins shutdown amid budget row   The government has begun a partial shutdown after the House of Representatives refused to approve a budget for next year Oct.1   USA 'Obamacare' launches amid shutdown Oct.6  Cairo  Fresh clashes in Egypt 'kill 50' Oct.9   Libya Libyan PM Zeidan seized by armed men Oct.11  Norway  Weapons watchdog wins Nobel peace prize Oct.16   U.S. Senate Senate passes US budget deal Oct.23   Berlin Merkel concern at 'US phone spying' Oct.25   Brussels EU: Spying scandal may hurt terror fight   European leaders warned that reports of widespread spying on world leaders by the NSA have raised 'deep concerns' among Europeans Oct.31  Syria  Syria met first weapons deadline: OPCW Nov.7   Toronto 'Drunk' Toronto mayor in murder rant Nov.9  Geneva  'No deal' at Iran nuclear talks Nov.16  Southern Philippines  Philippines aid effort gathers pace Nov.18  Jakarta  Indonesia anger at Australia spy row Nov.21  Washington  U.S., Afghanistan agree security pact Nov.21  Dallas  US remembers Kennedy 50 years later Nov.22   China China establishes 'air-defence zone' over East China Sea   China has demarcated an 'air-defence identification zone' over an area of the East China Sea, covering islands that are also claimed by Japa... Nov.23   Geneva Iran nuclear deal agreed at talks
  Iran and six world powers meeting in Geneva have reached a deal on Tehran's nuclear programme, foreign ministers say.    Iran agrees to halt some of its work on uranium enrichment for six months. Negotiators from the UK, US, Ru...
Nov.24   Kiev Huge Ukraine rally over EU ties
Nov.24   Bangkok Demonstrators fill Bangkok streets Dec.4  Bangkok  Protest-hit Thailand marks king's birthday Dec.5   Johannesburg   South Africa's Nelson Mandela dies Map of Johannesburg
  South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95
 He South Africa's transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s, after 27 years in prison for his political activities. 'Our nation has lost its greatest son,' President Jacob Zuma said
Dec.10  Johannesburg  Obama pays tribute at Mandela memorial Dec.10   Kiev Ukraine police move on protest camp Dec.12   North Korea North Korea: Leader's uncle executed   Jang Song Thaek, an uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has been executed for trying to overthrow the government Dec.14  China  China puts Jade Rabbit rover on Moon Dec.15  South Africa  Mandela buried at ancestral home Dec.15  Kiev  Huge rally in Kiev in support of EU Dec.20  Russia  Khodorkovsky leaves Russian prison after Putin signs pardon Dec.27  Southern Sudan  South Sudan government agrees in principle to ceasefire Dec.27  Beijing  China reforms one-child policy