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B. 01-05 North Korea announces hydrogen bomb test North Korea
2. 03-22 Attacks at airport and metro station left more than 30 dead Zaventem airport, Brussels
D. 05-03 Canada wildfire forces mass evacuation in Fort McMurray Fort McMurray, Alberta, Western Canada
4. 06-12 Orlando gay nightclub shooting: 50 killed, suspect is Omar Mateen Pulse club, Orlando, FL, Florida
06-23 Brexit: UK votes to leave EU in historic referendum London
6. 07-14 85 dead as truck hits crowd in Nice Promenade des Anglais, Nice, Southern France
H. 07-15 Turkish coup attempt Ankara, Turkey
I. 08-05 Opening ceremony celebrates Brazil to open Games
J. 11-08 Trump wins presidency USA

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North Korea announces hydrogen bomb test Attacks at airport and metro station left more than 30 dead Canada wildfire forces mass evacuation in Fort McMurray Orlando gay nightclub shooting: 50 killed, suspect is Omar Mateen   Brexit: UK votes to leave EU in historic referendum  The UK has voted to leave the European Union after 43 years. The pound fell to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985 85 dead as truck hits crowd in Nice   307 more injured when a 19 tonne cargo truck was deliberately driven into crowds celebrating Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais Turkish coup attempt Opening ceremony celebrates Brazil to open Games Trump wins presidency  He is projected to win key states of Ohio, N. Carolina and Florida. Clinton is projected to win Virginia and Northeastern states Cuba's Fidel Castro, former president, dies aged 90 Plane carrying members of Brazilian soccer team crashes in Colombia
Jan.2  Saudi Arabia  Anger at execution of top Shia cleric
Jan.3  Shanghai  Chinese shares trade halted after 7% plunge
Jan.5  West Germany  Cologne sex attacks: Protest against gang assaults on women
  North Korea
Jan.8  North Mexico  'El Chapo' recaptured after jail break
Jan.11  Manhattan  David Bowie dies of cancer aged 69
Jan.23  New York  East coast struck by mammoth snowfall
Feb.1  South America  Zika: WHO declares global emergency
Feb.5  Taiwan  Deadly earthquake topples buildings in Taiwan city of Tainan
Feb.11  Global  Gravitational waves from black holes detected
Feb.26  Syria  Syria conflict: Temporary truce comes into effect
Mar.13  Turkey  Ankara car bomb kills at least 32
Mar.18  Russia  All 61 aboard Dubai airliner killed in crash in south Russia
Mar.20  Cuba  Barack Obama in Cuba at start of historic visit
Mar.22   Brussels
Apr.3  Panama  Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca leak reveals elite's tax havens
Apr.16  Ecuador  Ecuador earthquake of 7.8 magnitude kills hundreds
Apr.21  Minnesota  Prince, singer and superstar, dies aged 57 at Paisley Park
Apr.22  UN  Record turnout at UN boosts climate deal
Apr.30  Kenya  Elephant summit: Kenya sets fire to huge ivory stockpile
May.3   Western Canada
 Indiana  Cruz drops out after key Trump win
May.12  Brazil  Senate voted to back impeachment trial
May.18  Cairo  EgyptAir Flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo 'disappears from radar'
May.29  Libya  European migrant crisis: Shipwrecks 'kill up to 700 migrants'
Jun.4  Arizona  Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies at 74
Jun.6  USA  Hillary Clinton 'secures Democratic nomination'
Jun.12   Florida
Jun.16  Northern England  Jo Cox MP dead after shooting attack
Jun.23   London
Jun.28  Istanbul  Istanbul Ataturk airport attack: At least 36 dead
Jul.3  Baghdad  Baghdad bombing kills 250
Jul.7  Southern France  France stuns Germany to make Euro 2016 final
 Dallas  Dallas protest: 5 police officers dead in sniper shooting
Jul.10  Paris  Portugal grinds its way to Euro 2016 title, overcoming Ronaldo injury
Jul.12  Hague  Court rules in favor of Philippines over China
Jul.13  London  New Prime Minister Theresa May to form government
Jul.14   Southern France
Jul.15   Turkey
Jul.21  Switzerland  Russia fails to overturn athlete ban for next month's Games
Jul.22  Munich  Gunman kills at least 9 in shooting at Munich shopping center
Aug.5   Rio de Janeiro
Aug.13  Rio de Janeiro  Michael Phelps bows out of Games with gold in men's relay
Aug.18  Rio de Janeiro  Olympics: US swimmers not robbed - police chief
Aug.19  Rio de Janeiro  Usain Bolt wins ninth Olympic gold as Jamaica take 4x100m relay
Aug.20  Turkey  Turkey wedding blast: 30 dead and 90 hurt in Gaziantep
Aug.23  Italy  Earthquake leaves at least 250 dead in central Italy
Aug.24  Cuba  Colombia and Farc rebels sign historic peace agreement
Aug.31  Brazil  Brazil President Dilma Rousseff removed from office by Senate
Sep.8  North Korea  North Korea claims success in fifth nuclear test
Sep.19  Washington  Syria conflict: US 'outraged' over aid convoy attack
Sep.21  North Carolina  State of emergency for Charlotte as unrest over police shooting continues
Sep.26  New York  Sparks fly in Clinton-Trump duel
Oct.6  Haiti  Hurricane Matthew: Hundreds dead in Haiti storm disaster
Oct.13  Bangkok  Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej Dies at 88
Oct.17  Mosul  Liberation of Mosul Begins
Nov.8   USA
Nov.19  India  133 killed in derailment near Kanpur
Nov.25   Cuba
Nov.28   Colombia
Dec.10  Istanbul  Besiktas: Stadium blasts kill 38 people
Dec.19  Berlin  Berlin attack: Police say lorry crash 'probably terror attack'
 Turkey  Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara
Dec.22  Aleppo  Aleppo 'back under government control'
Dec.23  Jerusalem  Israel settlements: Netanyahu snubs 'shameful' UN vote
Dec.24  Sochi  Russian military plane 'crashes in Black Sea near Sochi'
Dec.29  Washington  Obama expels 35 Russian diplomats in retaliation for hacking



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Anger at execution of top Shia cleric  Saudi Arabia's execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr has sparked anger and protests in Shia communities across the region Chinese shares trade halted after 7% plunge   Cologne sex attacks: Protest against gang assaults on women   Hundreds of people have protested in the German city of Cologne over sexual assaults and thefts carried out by groups of men on New Year's E... North Korea announces hydrogen bomb test


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Jan.1  Tel Aviv  Tel Aviv shooting: Two dead, Israeli police say
Jan.2   Saudi Arabia  
Jan.3   Shanghai
Jan.5   West Germany  
  North Korea  
  North Korea says it has successfully tested a miniaturised hydrogen bomb which, if confirmed, would be its fourth nuclear test since 2006.    5.1 magnitude quake was detected close...
Jan.7  Manhattan  Wall Street sinks as China turmoil hits global shares Jan.8   North Mexico   'El Chapo' recaptured after jail break   Mexico's authorities have recaptured drug lord Joaquin Guzman, six months after he escaped from a maximum-security jail Jan.11   Manhattan David Bowie dies of cancer aged 69 Jan.12  Istanbul  'IS suicide bomber' kills 10 in Istanbul Sultanahmet district Jan.13  Jakarta  Bombs and gunfire rock Indonesian capital Jan.14  Southern California  Record $1.6bn US Powerball lottery has three winners Jan.16  Iran  Sanctions lifted after Iran found in compliance on nuclear deal Jan.21  London  President Putin 'probably' approved Litvinenko murder Jan.23   New York East coast struck by mammoth snowfall Jan.26  Oregon  Oregon armed protest leader Ammon Bundy seized in deadly clash

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Feb.1   South America Zika: WHO declares global emergency
Feb.4  Sweden  Julian Assange is being 'arbitrarily held', UN panel to say Feb.5   Taiwan Deadly earthquake topples buildings in Taiwan city of Tainan Feb.9  Bavaria  Germany train crash: Several killed near Bavarian town Feb.10  North Korea  N. Korean leader Kim had his military chief executed Feb.11   Global Gravitational waves from black holes detected Feb.13  U.S. Supreme Court  Antonin Scalia, conservative US Supreme Court justice, dies Feb.16  Cairo  Boutros Boutros-Ghali, former UN head, dies at 93 Feb.17  Turkey  At least 28 dead in Turkish capital explosion Feb.18  Mexico  Pope tells Trump building walls ‘not Christian’ on way back to Vatican Feb.20  London  EU referendum: Cameron sets June date for UK vote Feb.21  Damascus  Blasts in Homs and Damascus kill 140  Fiji  Cyclone Winston wreaks destruction in Fiji Feb.26   Syria Syria conflict: Temporary truce comes into effect  Switzerland  Gianni Infantino crowned new FIFA president Feb.28  Tehran  Reformists win all 30 Tehran seats

March 2016 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1  USA  Hillary Clinton and Trump rack up more wins on Super Tuesday Mar.2  UN Security Council  UN imposes tough North Korea sanctions Mar.4  Sao Paulo  Brazil Petrobras scandal: Former president Lula questioned Mar.7  Los Angeles  Maria Sharapova failed drugs test at Australian Open Mar.10  ISIS  Leaked ISIS documents reveal recruits' blood types, obedience levels Mar.13  Ivory Coast  Ivory Coast: Shooting at Grand Bassam beach resort   Turkey Ankara car bomb kills at least 32
Mar.14  Syria  Syria conflict: Russia's Putin orders 'main part' of forces out Mar.17  Brazil  Brazil judge blocks Lula appointment to government  Brussels  Migrant crisis: EU agrees joint position to put to Turkey Mar.18  Brussels  Brussels raids: Paris attack suspect Abdeslam arrested   Russia All 61 aboard Dubai airliner killed in crash in south Russia Mar.20   Cuba Barack Obama in Cuba at start of historic visit Mar.22   Brussels     Attacks at airport and metro station left more than 30 dead Map of Zaventem airport Belgium
  Belgian police have issued a wanted notice for a suspect after bomb attacks. The man was seen walking with suspects shortly before explosions.    Anti-terror raids have taken place across Belgium. S...
Mar.24  Hague  Karadzic jailed for Bosnia war Srebrenica genocide Mar.27  Lahore  Pakistan explosion leaves 70 dead at Lahore park Mar.29  Cyprus  EgyptAir hijack: Man surrenders at Larnaca airport  Myanmar  Myanmar swears in first elected civilian president Mar.31  India  India Kolkata flyover collapse: Dozens remain trapped

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Apr.2  Azerbaijan  Clashes broke out in disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh Apr.3   Panama   Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca leak reveals elite's tax havens  A huge leak of confidential documents has revealed how the rich and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth Apr.8  Brussels  Paris attacks: Key suspect Abrini arrested in Brussels Apr.9  Southern India  India Kerala: Temple fireworks blast kills at least 100 Apr.13  Russia  Russian warplanes 'aggressively' pass US missile destroyer Apr.15  Japan  Powerful new tremor in Kumamoto Apr.16  Greece  Pope returns from Greece with 12 migrants   Ecuador Ecuador earthquake of 7.8 magnitude kills hundreds
Apr.18  Ecuador  Ecuador earthquake: At least 413 people confirmed dead Apr.19  New York  Trump and Clinton victorious in NY Apr.20  Mexico  Petrochemical plant blast kills 3, injures more than 136 Apr.21   Minnesota Prince, singer and superstar, dies aged 57 at Paisley Park Apr.22   UN Record turnout at UN boosts climate deal Apr.30   Kenya Elephant summit: Kenya sets fire to huge ivory stockpile  Baghdad  Iraqi Shia protesters storm Baghdad parliament

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May.3   Western Canada   Canada wildfire forces mass evacuation in Fort McMurray
Map of Fort McMurray Alberta Canada
  A huge wildfire has forced the evacuation of about 60,000 people from Fort McMurray - the entire population of the Canadian city
  Indiana Cruz drops out after key Trump win May.6  London  Labour's Sadiq Khan elected 1st Muslim London mayor May.10  Bangladesh  Bangladeshi Islamist leader hanged May.12   Brazil Senate voted to back impeachment trial  Damascus  Top Hezbollah commander Badreddine killed May.15  Northern England  Controlled explosion carried out as Man Utd game called off May.18  Nigeria  Chibok girls: Kidnapped schoolgirl found in Nigeria   Cairo   EgyptAir Flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo 'disappears from radar'   56 passengers, 7 crew members and 3 security personnel on board Flight MS804. The Airbus A320 was flying at 11,300m when it went missing May.19  Greece  EgyptAir crash: Plane wreckage found near Greek island May.22  Sunni Triangle  Falluja assault: PM announces beginning of military operation May.23  Austria  Austria far-right narrowly loses poll May.28  Milan  Ronaldo fires Real Madrid to Champions League glory May.29   Libya     European migrant crisis: Shipwrecks 'kill up to 700 migrants'   Up to 700 migrants are feared drowned in a series of shipwrecks off the coast of Libya in the last few days, the UN refugee agency says

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Jun.1  Switzerland  World's longest and deepest rail tunnel opens Jun.2  Paris  Louvre to close as Seine rises further Jun.4   Arizona Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies at 74
Jun.6   USA Hillary Clinton 'secures Democratic nomination' Jun.12   Florida   Orlando gay nightclub shooting: 50 killed, suspect is Omar Mateen Map of Pulse club Orlando FL Florida
  The gunman was killed after taking hostages. Another 53 people were injured at the Pulse club in the worst mass shooting in recent US history.    The killings were likely to be ideologically motivated, though there was no information that the gunman was associated with a particular gr...
Jun.15  Egypt  EgyptAir crash: Wreckage found in Mediterranean Jun.16   Northern England Jo Cox MP dead after shooting attack Jun.23   London     Brexit: UK votes to leave EU in historic referendum
  The UK has voted to leave the European Union after 43 years. The pound fell to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985
 Leave won by 52% to 48% with England and Wales voting strongly for Brexit, while London, Scotland and N. Ireland backed staying in the EU. The referendum turnout was 71.8% - with more than 30 million people voting
Jun.25  Mid-Atlantic states  West Virginia deadly floods: Hundreds rescued, 23 dead Jun.27  Southern France  Iceland knocked out England Jun.28   Istanbul   Istanbul Ataturk airport attack: At least 36 dead   A gun and bomb attack on Istanbul's Ataturk international airport has killed 36 people and injured more than 140

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Jul.3   Baghdad Baghdad bombing kills 250
Jul.7   Southern France France stuns Germany to make Euro 2016 final   Dallas Dallas protest: 5 police officers dead in sniper shooting Jul.10   Paris Portugal grinds its way to Euro 2016 title, overcoming Ronaldo injury Jul.12   Hague Court rules in favor of Philippines over China  Southern Italy  25 people died in train collision Jul.13   London New Prime Minister Theresa May to form government Jul.14   Southern France   85 dead as truck hits crowd in Nice Map of Promenade des Anglais Nice France
  307 more injured when a 19 tonne cargo truck was deliberately driven into crowds celebrating Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais
 The truck driver had been shot dead. Mayor Christian Estrosi said that 'a lorry driver appears to have killed dozens of people', droving two kilometres (1.2 miles) through a large crowd
Jul.15   Turkey   Turkish coup attempt Map of Ankara Turkey
  An unsuccessful coup d'état was staged against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his government by a faction within the Armed Forces.    In a TV statement the group responsible for the coup named themselves the Turkish Peace Council. At least 290 peop...
Jul.17  Turkey  Turkey coup arrests hit 6,000 as Erdogan roots out 'virus' Jul.21   Switzerland     Russia fails to overturn athlete ban for next month's Games   Russian track and field athletes will remain banned from the Olympics following claims the country ran a state-sponsored doping program  Ohio  US election: Donald Trump promises a 'safer' America Jul.22   Munich Gunman kills at least 9 in shooting at Munich shopping center Jul.26  France  French church attack: 'Priest killer' was being monitored  Philadelphia  Hillary became first woman to be officially nominated

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Aug.5   Rio de Janeiro     Opening ceremony celebrates Brazil to open Games
Map of Maracana stadium Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  The 2016 Olympics have been formally opened with a colourful and pulsating ceremony at Rio's Maracana stadium.    Broadcast to an audience of 3 billion, it celebrated Brazil's history, culture and natural beauty, before former runner Van...
Aug.8  Tokyo  Japan's Emperor Akihito hints at wish to abdicate Aug.11  Southern Thailand  Thailand blasts: More explosions target tourist towns Aug.13   Rio de Janeiro Michael Phelps bows out of Games with gold in men's relay Aug.14  Rio de Janeiro  Usain Bolt wins 100m gold, Justin Gatlin second Aug.18   Rio de Janeiro Olympics: US swimmers not robbed - police chief Aug.19   Rio de Janeiro Usain Bolt wins ninth Olympic gold as Jamaica take 4x100m relay Aug.20   Turkey Turkey wedding blast: 30 dead and 90 hurt in Gaziantep Aug.21  Rio de Janeiro  Spectacular closing ceremony as Olympic flag goes to Tokyo Aug.23   Italy   Earthquake leaves at least 250 dead in central Italy   A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, leaving at least 250 people dead and others trapped under rubble, Italian officials sai...  Northern Syria  Turkey begins anti-IS campaign in Syria Aug.24   Cuba Colombia and Farc rebels sign historic peace agreement Aug.31   Brazil     Brazil President Dilma Rousseff removed from office by Senate   Senate has voted to remove Rousseff from office for manipulating the budget. It puts an end to the 13 years in power of her left-wing Workers'...

September 2016 ... more > Top ^
Sep.8   North Korea     North Korea claims success in fifth nuclear test   North Korea announcement on state media came hours after a huge seismic event was detected near its nuclear test site Sep.9  Geneva  Syrian conflict: US and Russia agree peace moves Sep.11  Manhattan  Hillary Clinton diagnosed with pneumonia Sep.17  Northern Syria  US air strikes 'kill dozens of Syria government troops'  Manhattan  New York City: At least 29 wounded in 'intentional' explosion Sep.19   Washington Syria conflict: US 'outraged' over aid convoy attack
Sep.21   North Carolina State of emergency for Charlotte as unrest over police shooting continues Sep.26   New York Sparks fly in Clinton-Trump duel Sep.27  Tel Aviv  Former Israeli PM Shimon Peres dies

October 2016 ... more > Top ^
Oct.2  Colombia  Colombia referendum: Voters reject Farc peace deal Oct.6   Haiti Hurricane Matthew: Hundreds dead in Haiti storm disaster
Oct.7  USA  Senior Republicans condemn Trump's lewd comments about women Oct.13   Bangkok Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej Dies at 88 Oct.17   Mosul Liberation of Mosul Begins Oct.26  France  Jungle camp cleared Oct.30  U.S. Senate  Clinton emails: FBI chief may have broken law

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Nov.1  South Korea  President Park reshuffles S Korean cabinet amid scandal  Mosul  Mosul battle: Iraqi special forces 'break front line' Nov.2  Ohio  Chicago Cubs win baseball World Series after 108 dry years Nov.8  Florida  Trump edges ahead in key states   USA   Trump wins presidency
  He is projected to win key states of Ohio, N. Carolina and Florida. Clinton is projected to win Virginia and Northeastern states
 Republicans have kept control of both the Senate and House
Nov.10  Washington  Donald Trump and Barack Obama meet at White House Nov.13  New Zealand  At least 2 dead in powerful New Zealand earthquake Nov.19   India 133 killed in derailment near Kanpur
Nov.25   Cuba     Cuba's Fidel Castro, former president, dies aged 90 Map of Havana Cuba
  Fidel Castro, Cuba's former president and leader of the Communist revolution, has died aged 90, his brother has said.    Fidel ruled Cuba as a one-party state for almost 50 years before Raul took over in 2008. He...
Nov.28   Colombia   Plane carrying members of Brazilian soccer team crashes in Colombia Map of Jose Maria Cordova de Rionegro airport Medellin Colombia
  A chartered aircraft carrying a Brazilian soccer team for a regional tournament final has crashed on its way to Medellin's international airport.    A plane was car...


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Dec.2  USA  Trump breaks US policy stance with direct Taiwan call Dec.4  Austria  Norbert Hofer defeated in presidential poll  Rome  PM Matteo Renzi resigns after clear referendum defeat Dec.6  Aceh  Earthquake rocks Aceh province; at least 27 dead Dec.9  Gambia  Gambia leader Yahya Jammeh rejects election result Dec.10   Istanbul Besiktas: Stadium blasts kill 38 people
Dec.11  Rome  Paolo Gentiloni, Italian foreign minister, appointed PM Dec.14  Aleppo  Aleppo battle: Evacuation agreement 'back on' Dec.15  Washington  Obama vows action against Russia over election hacks Dec.19   Berlin   Berlin attack: Police say lorry crash 'probably terror attack'   The driver, an Afghan or Pakistani asylum seeker, ploughed a lorry into a Christmas market in the heart of Berlin, killing 12 people and injuring...   Turkey Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara Dec.22   Aleppo Aleppo 'back under government control' Dec.23   Jerusalem Israel settlements: Netanyahu snubs 'shameful' UN vote Dec.24   Sochi   Russian military plane 'crashes in Black Sea near Sochi'   The plane disappeared from radar 20 minutes after taking off from Adler. Tu-154 was carrying service personnel, members of the choir and re... Dec.25  England  George Michael: Pop superstar dies at 53 Dec.26  Hawaii  Japan PM Shinzo Abe in Hawaii for landmark Pearl Harbor visit Dec.29   Washington Obama expels 35 Russian diplomats in retaliation for hacking


Syria conflict: Temporary truce comes into effect Turkish coup attempt Map of Ankara Turkey




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Feb.10  North Korea  N. Korean leader Kim had his military chief executed
Feb.17  Turkey  At least 28 dead in Turkish capital explosion
Feb.26   Syria
Mar.14  Syria  Syria conflict: Russia's Putin orders 'main part' of forces out
Mar.24  Hague  Karadzic jailed for Bosnia war Srebrenica genocide
Apr.2  Azerbaijan  Clashes broke out in disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh
Apr.13  Russia  Russian warplanes 'aggressively' pass US missile destroyer
May.10  Bangladesh  Bangladeshi Islamist leader hanged
May.12  Damascus  Top Hezbollah commander Badreddine killed
May.22  Sunni Triangle  Falluja assault: PM announces beginning of military operation
Jul.15   Turkey
  An unsuccessful coup d'état was staged against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his government by a faction within the Armed Forces.    In a TV statement the group responsible for the coup named themselves the Turkish Peace Council. At least 290 peop...
Jul.17  Turkey  Turkey coup arrests hit 6,000 as Erdogan roots out 'virus' Aug.23  Northern Syria  Turkey begins anti-IS campaign in Syria Aug.24   Cuba Colombia and Farc rebels sign historic peace agreement Sep.8   North Korea   North Korea claims success in fifth nuclear test   North Korea announcement on state media came hours after a huge seismic event was detected near its nuclear test site Sep.9  Geneva  Syrian conflict: US and Russia agree peace moves Sep.17  Northern Syria  US air strikes 'kill dozens of Syria government troops' Sep.19   Washington Syria conflict: US 'outraged' over aid convoy attack Oct.17   Mosul Liberation of Mosul Begins Nov.1  Mosul  Mosul battle: Iraqi special forces 'break front line' Dec.14  Aleppo  Aleppo battle: Evacuation agreement 'back on' Dec.22   Aleppo Aleppo 'back under government control' Dec.24   Sochi Russian military plane 'crashes in Black Sea near Sochi'   The plane disappeared from radar 20 minutes after taking off from Adler. Tu-154 was carrying service personnel, members of the choir and re...



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2016 Jan.23   New York East coast struck by mammoth snowfall
Feb.1   South America Zika: WHO declares global emergency Feb.5   Taiwan Deadly earthquake topples buildings in Taiwan city of Tainan Feb.9  Bavaria  Germany train crash: Several killed near Bavarian town Feb.21  Fiji  Cyclone Winston wreaks destruction in Fiji Mar.18   Russia All 61 aboard Dubai airliner killed in crash in south Russia Mar.31  India  India Kolkata flyover collapse: Dozens remain trapped Apr.9  Southern India  India Kerala: Temple fireworks blast kills at least 100 Apr.15  Japan  Powerful new tremor in Kumamoto Apr.16   Ecuador Ecuador earthquake of 7.8 magnitude kills hundreds Apr.18  Ecuador  Ecuador earthquake: At least 413 people confirmed dead Apr.20  Mexico  Petrochemical plant blast kills 3, injures more than 136 Apr.30   Kenya Elephant summit: Kenya sets fire to huge ivory stockpile May.3   Western Canada Canada wildfire forces mass evacuation in Fort McMurray Map of Fort McMurray Alberta Canada
  A huge wildfire has forced the evacuation of about 60,000 people from Fort McMurray - the entire population of the Canadian city
May.18   Cairo EgyptAir Flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo 'disappears from radar'   56 passengers, 7 crew members and 3 security personnel on board Flight MS804. The Airbus A320 was flying at 11,300m when it went missing May.19  Greece  EgyptAir crash: Plane wreckage found near Greek island May.29   Libya   European migrant crisis: Shipwrecks 'kill up to 700 migrants'   Up to 700 migrants are feared drowned in a series of shipwrecks off the coast of Libya in the last few days, the UN refugee agency says Jun.2  Paris  Louvre to close as Seine rises further Jun.15  Egypt  EgyptAir crash: Wreckage found in Mediterranean Jun.25  Mid-Atlantic states  West Virginia deadly floods: Hundreds rescued, 23 dead Jul.12  Southern Italy  25 people died in train collision Aug.23   Italy Earthquake leaves at least 250 dead in central Italy   A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, leaving at least 250 people dead and others trapped under rubble, Italian officials sai... Oct.6   Haiti Hurricane Matthew: Hundreds dead in Haiti storm disaster Nov.13  New Zealand  At least 2 dead in powerful New Zealand earthquake Nov.19   India 133 killed in derailment near Kanpur Nov.28   Colombia Plane carrying members of Brazilian soccer team crashes in Colombia Map of Jose Maria Cordova de Rionegro airport Medellin Colombia
  A chartered aircraft carrying a Brazilian soccer team for a regional tournament final has crashed on its way to Medellin's international airport.    A plane was car...
Dec.6  Aceh  Earthquake rocks Aceh province; at least 27 dead Dec.24   Sochi Russian military plane 'crashes in Black Sea near Sochi'   The plane disappeared from radar 20 minutes after taking off from Adler. Tu-154 was carrying service personnel, members of the choir and re...



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2016 Feb.26  Switzerland  Gianni Infantino crowned new FIFA president Mar.7  Los Angeles  Maria Sharapova failed drugs test at Australian Open May.15  Northern England  Controlled explosion carried out as Man Utd game called off May.28  Milan  Ronaldo fires Real Madrid to Champions League glory Jun.4   Arizona Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies at 74
Jun.27  Southern France  Iceland knocked out England Jul.7   Southern France France stuns Germany to make Euro 2016 final Jul.10   Paris Portugal grinds its way to Euro 2016 title, overcoming Ronaldo injury Jul.21   Switzerland   Russia fails to overturn athlete ban for next month's Games   Russian track and field athletes will remain banned from the Olympics following claims the country ran a state-sponsored doping program Aug.5   Rio de Janeiro   Opening ceremony celebrates Brazil to open Games Map of Maracana stadium Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  The 2016 Olympics have been formally opened with a colourful and pulsating ceremony at Rio's Maracana stadium.    Broadcast to an audience of 3 billion, it celebrated Brazil's history, culture and natural beauty, before former runner Van...
Aug.13   Rio de Janeiro Michael Phelps bows out of Games with gold in men's relay Aug.14  Rio de Janeiro  Usain Bolt wins 100m gold, Justin Gatlin second Aug.18   Rio de Janeiro Olympics: US swimmers not robbed - police chief Aug.19   Rio de Janeiro Usain Bolt wins ninth Olympic gold as Jamaica take 4x100m relay Aug.21  Rio de Janeiro  Spectacular closing ceremony as Olympic flag goes to Tokyo Nov.2  Ohio  Chicago Cubs win baseball World Series after 108 dry years Nov.28   Colombia Plane carrying members of Brazilian soccer team crashes in Colombia Map of Jose Maria Cordova de Rionegro airport Medellin Colombia
  A chartered aircraft carrying a Brazilian soccer team for a regional tournament final has crashed on its way to Medellin's international airport.    A plane was car...




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2016 Jan.3   Shanghai Chinese shares trade halted after 7% plunge
Jan.7  Manhattan  Wall Street sinks as China turmoil hits global shares Jan.11   Manhattan David Bowie dies of cancer aged 69 Jan.14  Southern California  Record $1.6bn US Powerball lottery has three winners Apr.3   Panama Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca leak reveals elite's tax havens  A huge leak of confidential documents has revealed how the rich and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth Apr.21   Minnesota Prince, singer and superstar, dies aged 57 at Paisley Park Jun.1  Switzerland  World's longest and deepest rail tunnel opens Jun.2  Paris  Louvre to close as Seine rises further Dec.25  England  George Michael: Pop superstar dies at 53



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2016 Jan.1  Tel Aviv  Tel Aviv shooting: Two dead, Israeli police say Jan.2   Saudi Arabia Anger at execution of top Shia cleric  Saudi Arabia's execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr has sparked anger and protests in Shia communities across the region Jan.5   West Germany   Cologne sex attacks: Protest against gang assaults on women   Hundreds of people have protested in the German city of Cologne over sexual assaults and thefts carried out by groups of men on New Year's E... Jan.8   North Mexico 'El Chapo' recaptured after jail break   Mexico's authorities have recaptured drug lord Joaquin Guzman, six months after he escaped from a maximum-security jail Jan.12  Istanbul  'IS suicide bomber' kills 10 in Istanbul Sultanahmet district Jan.13  Jakarta  Bombs and gunfire rock Indonesian capital Jan.21  London  President Putin 'probably' approved Litvinenko murder Jan.26  Oregon  Oregon armed protest leader Ammon Bundy seized in deadly clash Feb.10  North Korea  N. Korean leader Kim had his military chief executed Feb.17  Turkey  At least 28 dead in Turkish capital explosion Feb.21  Damascus  Blasts in Homs and Damascus kill 140 Mar.4  Sao Paulo  Brazil Petrobras scandal: Former president Lula questioned Mar.10  ISIS  Leaked ISIS documents reveal recruits' blood types, obedience levels Mar.13  Ivory Coast  Ivory Coast: Shooting at Grand Bassam beach resort Mar.13   Turkey Ankara car bomb kills at least 32
Mar.18  Brussels  Brussels raids: Paris attack suspect Abdeslam arrested Mar.22   Brussels   Attacks at airport and metro station left more than 30 dead Map of Zaventem airport Belgium
  Belgian police have issued a wanted notice for a suspect after bomb attacks. The man was seen walking with suspects shortly before explosions.    Anti-terror raids have taken place across Belgium. S...
Mar.24  Hague  Karadzic jailed for Bosnia war Srebrenica genocide Mar.27  Lahore  Pakistan explosion leaves 70 dead at Lahore park Mar.29  Cyprus  EgyptAir hijack: Man surrenders at Larnaca airport Apr.8  Brussels  Paris attacks: Key suspect Abrini arrested in Brussels May.10  Bangladesh  Bangladeshi Islamist leader hanged May.12  Damascus  Top Hezbollah commander Badreddine killed May.15  Northern England  Controlled explosion carried out as Man Utd game called off May.18  Nigeria  Chibok girls: Kidnapped schoolgirl found in Nigeria Jun.12   Florida Orlando gay nightclub shooting: 50 killed, suspect is Omar Mateen Map of Pulse club Orlando FL Florida
  The gunman was killed after taking hostages. Another 53 people were injured at the Pulse club in the worst mass shooting in recent US history.    The killings were likely to be ideologically motivated, though there was no information that the gunman was associated with a particular gr...
Jun.16   Northern England Jo Cox MP dead after shooting attack Jun.28   Istanbul Istanbul Ataturk airport attack: At least 36 dead   A gun and bomb attack on Istanbul's Ataturk international airport has killed 36 people and injured more than 140 Jul.3   Baghdad Baghdad bombing kills 250 Jul.7   Dallas Dallas protest: 5 police officers dead in sniper shooting Jul.14   Southern France 85 dead as truck hits crowd in Nice
Map of Promenade des Anglais Nice France
  307 more injured when a 19 tonne cargo truck was deliberately driven into crowds celebrating Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais
 The truck driver had been shot dead. Mayor Christian Estrosi said that 'a lorry driver appears to have killed dozens of people', droving two kilometres (1.2 miles) through a large crowd
Jul.17  Turkey  Turkey coup arrests hit 6,000 as Erdogan roots out 'virus' Jul.22   Munich Gunman kills at least 9 in shooting at Munich shopping center Jul.26  France  French church attack: 'Priest killer' was being monitored Aug.11  Southern Thailand  Thailand blasts: More explosions target tourist towns Aug.18   Rio de Janeiro Olympics: US swimmers not robbed - police chief Aug.20   Turkey Turkey wedding blast: 30 dead and 90 hurt in Gaziantep Sep.17  Manhattan  New York City: At least 29 wounded in 'intentional' explosion Sep.21   North Carolina State of emergency for Charlotte as unrest over police shooting continues Oct.7  USA  Senior Republicans condemn Trump's lewd comments about women Dec.10   Istanbul Besiktas: Stadium blasts kill 38 people Dec.15  Washington  Obama vows action against Russia over election hacks Dec.19   Berlin Berlin attack: Police say lorry crash 'probably terror attack'   The driver, an Afghan or Pakistani asylum seeker, ploughed a lorry into a Christmas market in the heart of Berlin, killing 12 people and injuring... Dec.19   Turkey Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara



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2016 Jan.2   Saudi Arabia Anger at execution of top Shia cleric  Saudi Arabia's execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr has sparked anger and protests in Shia communities across the region Jan.5   West Germany   Cologne sex attacks: Protest against gang assaults on women   Hundreds of people have protested in the German city of Cologne over sexual assaults and thefts carried out by groups of men on New Year's E... Jan.5   North Korea North Korea announces hydrogen bomb test
  North Korea says it has successfully tested a miniaturised hydrogen bomb which, if confirmed, would be its fourth nuclear test since 2006.    5.1 magnitude quake was detected close...
Jan.16  Iran  Sanctions lifted after Iran found in compliance on nuclear deal Jan.21  London  President Putin 'probably' approved Litvinenko murder Feb.4  Sweden  Julian Assange is being 'arbitrarily held', UN panel to say Feb.13  U.S. Supreme Court  Antonin Scalia, conservative US Supreme Court justice, dies Feb.16  Cairo  Boutros Boutros-Ghali, former UN head, dies at 93 Feb.18  Mexico  Pope tells Trump building walls ‘not Christian’ on way back to Vatican Feb.20  London  EU referendum: Cameron sets June date for UK vote Feb.26  Switzerland  Gianni Infantino crowned new FIFA president Feb.28  Tehran  Reformists win all 30 Tehran seats Mar.1  USA  Hillary Clinton and Trump rack up more wins on Super Tuesday Mar.2  UN Security Council  UN imposes tough North Korea sanctions Mar.4  Sao Paulo  Brazil Petrobras scandal: Former president Lula questioned Mar.17  Brazil  Brazil judge blocks Lula appointment to government Mar.17  Brussels  Migrant crisis: EU agrees joint position to put to Turkey Mar.20   Cuba Barack Obama in Cuba at start of historic visit
Mar.29  Myanmar  Myanmar swears in first elected civilian president Apr.3   Panama Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca leak reveals elite's tax havens  A huge leak of confidential documents has revealed how the rich and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth Apr.16  Greece  Pope returns from Greece with 12 migrants Apr.19  New York  Trump and Clinton victorious in NY Apr.22   UN Record turnout at UN boosts climate deal Apr.30   Kenya Elephant summit: Kenya sets fire to huge ivory stockpile Apr.30  Baghdad  Iraqi Shia protesters storm Baghdad parliament May.3   Indiana Cruz drops out after key Trump win May.6  London  Labour's Sadiq Khan elected 1st Muslim London mayor May.12   Brazil Senate voted to back impeachment trial May.23  Austria  Austria far-right narrowly loses poll Jun.6   USA Hillary Clinton 'secures Democratic nomination' Jun.16   Northern England Jo Cox MP dead after shooting attack Jun.23   London   Brexit: UK votes to leave EU in historic referendum
  The UK has voted to leave the European Union after 43 years. The pound fell to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985
 Leave won by 52% to 48% with England and Wales voting strongly for Brexit, while London, Scotland and N. Ireland backed staying in the EU. The referendum turnout was 71.8% - with more than 30 million people voting
Jul.7   Dallas Dallas protest: 5 police officers dead in sniper shooting Jul.12   Hague Court rules in favor of Philippines over China Jul.13   London New Prime Minister Theresa May to form government Jul.21  Ohio  US election: Donald Trump promises a 'safer' America Jul.26  Philadelphia  Hillary became first woman to be officially nominated Aug.8  Tokyo  Japan's Emperor Akihito hints at wish to abdicate Aug.24   Cuba Colombia and Farc rebels sign historic peace agreement Aug.31   Brazil   Brazil President Dilma Rousseff removed from office by Senate   Senate has voted to remove Rousseff from office for manipulating the budget. It puts an end to the 13 years in power of her left-wing Workers'... Sep.9  Geneva  Syrian conflict: US and Russia agree peace moves Sep.11  Manhattan  Hillary Clinton diagnosed with pneumonia Sep.19   Washington Syria conflict: US 'outraged' over aid convoy attack Sep.21   North Carolina State of emergency for Charlotte as unrest over police shooting continues Sep.26   New York Sparks fly in Clinton-Trump duel Sep.27  Tel Aviv  Former Israeli PM Shimon Peres dies Oct.2  Colombia  Colombia referendum: Voters reject Farc peace deal Oct.7  USA  Senior Republicans condemn Trump's lewd comments about women Oct.13   Bangkok Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej Dies at 88 Oct.26  France  Jungle camp cleared Oct.30  U.S. Senate  Clinton emails: FBI chief may have broken law Nov.1  South Korea  President Park reshuffles S Korean cabinet amid scandal Nov.8  Florida  Trump edges ahead in key states Nov.8   USA Trump wins presidency
  He is projected to win key states of Ohio, N. Carolina and Florida. Clinton is projected to win Virginia and Northeastern states
 Republicans have kept control of both the Senate and House
Nov.10  Washington  Donald Trump and Barack Obama meet at White House Nov.25   Cuba   Cuba's Fidel Castro, former president, dies aged 90 Map of Havana Cuba
  Fidel Castro, Cuba's former president and leader of the Communist revolution, has died aged 90, his brother has said.    Fidel ruled Cuba as a one-party state for almost 50 years before Raul took over in 2008. He...
Dec.2  USA  Trump breaks US policy stance with direct Taiwan call Dec.4  Austria  Norbert Hofer defeated in presidential poll Dec.4  Rome  PM Matteo Renzi resigns after clear referendum defeat Dec.9  Gambia  Gambia leader Yahya Jammeh rejects election result Dec.11  Rome  Paolo Gentiloni, Italian foreign minister, appointed PM Dec.14  Aleppo  Aleppo battle: Evacuation agreement 'back on' Dec.15  Washington  Obama vows action against Russia over election hacks Dec.19   Turkey Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara Dec.23   Jerusalem Israel settlements: Netanyahu snubs 'shameful' UN vote Dec.26  Hawaii  Japan PM Shinzo Abe in Hawaii for landmark Pearl Harbor visit Dec.29   Washington Obama expels 35 Russian diplomats in retaliation for hacking