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Summary.     Click for More > Cleric in dress furore  Sheikh Taj el-Din al-Hilali was saying that some women are attracting sexual assault by the way they dress Military stokes coup fears Army head sets coup deadline President 'dissolves parliament' Military 'takes control of Fiji'   The military commander of Fiji Cmdr Frank Bainimarama has announced he has taken over control of the country Deposed PM leaves capital Aussies regain Ashes from England
Amelie Mauresmo wins Australian Federer triumph in Australian Open   New Abu Ghraib images broadcast  An Australian TV channel has broadcast previously unpublished images showing US abuse of prisoners Massive cyclone hits Australia Cyclone 'like atom bomb' Thousands homeless after cyclone Cyclone cleanup begins Trapped miners rescued  Brant Webb and Todd Russell have been rescued from a gold mine after being trapped underground for 2 weeks Ex-PM faces mutiny charge Quake drill shaken by real thing Pacific states hold tsunami test Warming 'threat to Asian security' Ogilvy wins Open for maiden major Totti puts Italy through over Australia ICC reveals Hair 'quit' proposal 'Croc Hunter' died in stingray attack
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Henin-Hardenne beats Sharapova Unseeded Cypriot makes Open final Federer reaches Australian final Amelie Mauresmo wins Australian  Amelie Mauresmo collected her first Grand Slam title, leading Henin-Hardenne 6-1, 2-0 and 0-30   Federer triumph in Australian Open  Roger Federer won his 7th Grand Slam title, overcoming a challenge from Baghdatis 5-7, 7-5, 6-0, 6-2   New Abu Ghraib images broadcast


January 2006 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1  Rain cools bushfires
Jan.3  Dubai ruler dies in Australia
Jan.6  U.S. beat Dutch 2-1 to claim Hopman Cup
Jan.9  Australian rider killed on rally
Jan.10  First meeting for 'Kyoto rival'
 Private firms 'can help climate'
Jan.11  Bus crash kills six Australian tourists
Jan.15  Teen bounces Venus from Australian Open
Jan.17  Hingis sharp in opener
Jan.19  Roddick, Sharapova breeze into 16
Jan.21  Hingis reached fourth round
Jan.22  Roddick ousted; Davenport advanced
Jan.23  Federer survives scare from Haas
Jan.24  Sharapova into semis; Davenport out
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Jan.29  
 Hingis, Bhupathi secure mixed doubles title


February 2006 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1  Angry U.S. wants envoys' answers
Feb.12  Tokelau decides destiny
Feb.13  Australian men sentenced to death
Feb.15  
  An Australian TV channel has broadcast previously unpublished images showing US abuse of prisoners
 Begg-Smith breaks Australia's duck  Bird flu 'could take 142m lives'

March 2006 ... more > Top ^
Mar.15 Commonwealth Games begin  Rice: Iran 'terror's central bank' Mar.19  Australia faces Katrina-type cyclone     Massive cyclone hits Australia
  Tropical Cyclone Larry slammed into the northeastern coast, causing widespread power outages Mar.20     Cyclone 'like atom bomb' Map of Queensland Australia  The worst storm to hit Australia in decades has wreaked its northeastern coast, mowing down crops     Thousands homeless after cyclone  Troops began moving aid to the town of Innisfail on Tuesday as streets littered with rubble and mangled roofs Mar.21     Cyclone cleanup begins  After their town was torn apart by a terrifying cyclone the people of Innisfail start to barbecue Mar.22  Athletes 'go missing from Games' Mar.24  SpaceX rocket fails first flight Mar.28  Warne spins Aussies to series win Mar.30  Cyclone Glenda hits Australia

April 2006 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1  Alonso wins Australian GP Apr.2  China to buy Australian uranium Apr.7  Quake off Fiji: No tsunami warning Apr.12  Howard denies Iraq bribe warnings Apr.21  'Time bomb' jibe for PM Apr.30  Tasmania miner rescue under way

May 2006 ... more > Top ^
May.3  Massive quake off Tonga May.6  Rescuers within meters of miners May.7 Dramatic rescue bid in final phase
May.8   Trapped miners rescued
  Brant Webb and Todd Russell have been rescued from a gold mine after being trapped underground for 2 weeks.    Prime Minister Howard: the rescue was a 'wonderful demonstration of Australian mateship'. Initial accident on 25 A...
May.11   Ex-PM faces mutiny charge  Sitiveni Rabuka has been charged with inciting a mutiny in November 2000 in which 8 people died May.16 Powerful quake off New Zealand
  Quake drill shaken by real thing  A 5.8 earthquake has disrupted a simulated tsunami warning drill on the remote nation of Tonga   Pacific states hold tsunami test  More than 30 countries around the ocean have tested a system to warn them of approaching tsunamis May.17 Second quake strikes near Tonga May.24 Australians head for East Timor May.27 Australia beefs up E Timor force

June 2006 ... more > Top ^
Jun.2 Australia makes Timor healing bid
Jun.12   Warming 'threat to Asian security'  Sydney-based think tank: Rapid global warming poses security threats to the Asia Pacific region Jun.18  Brazil 2-0 Australia   Ogilvy wins Open for maiden major  Australian took advantage of poor finishes by Mickelson and Montgomerie to claim his maiden major title Jun.22  Australia progress over Croatia Jun.25 Kidman, Urban tie knot Jun.26     Totti puts Italy through over Australia  Francesco Totti scored a lLast-gasp penalty in the stoppage time to give 10-man Italy a 1-0 win in the second round

July 2006 ... more > Top ^
Jul.5 Tongan Royal Family Members Killed
Jul.7  McEwen sprints to third stage win Jul.30 PM Howard to go for fifth term

August 2006 ... more > Top ^
Aug.7 Strong quake hits near Vanuatu
Aug.25   ICC reveals Hair 'quit' proposal  Darrell Hair offered to resign in exchange for $500,000 Aug.28  Buchanan quitting Australian role

September 2006 ... more > Top ^
Sep.4   'Croc Hunter' died in stingray attack
  Steve Irwin enthralled audiences around the world with his wildlife adventures
 The tape shows Irwin pulling the barb left by a stingray's tail from his chest moments before his death Irwin was regarded by Australians as a national treasure
Sep.5 Tape 'shows Irwin's last moments'
Irwin family ponder state funeral Sep.10 Tongan King Tupou IV dies aged 88 Sep.18 New sanctions target North Korea Sep.19 Thousands at Irwin memorial event Sep.30  West Coast beats Sydney in AFL title

October 2006 ... more > Top ^
Oct.15 Strong earthquake
Oct.25   Cleric in dress furore
  Sheikh Taj el-Din al-Hilali was saying that some women are attracting sexual assault by the way they dress
Oct.31 Fears grow over coup threat

November 2006 ... more > Top ^
Nov.5  Scott survives shaky finish to win Nov.10 Kylie Minogue returning to stage
Nov.20  Swimmer Ian Thorpe retires at 24 Nov.23  Ponting puts Australia well on top Nov.27  Australia seals victory over England Nov.28   Military stokes coup fears  The military will conduct night-time exercises to secure strategic areas of the capital, Suva Nov.29   Army head sets coup deadline  Military chief Cmdr Frank Bainimarama has warned he will overthrow the government on Friday if his demands are not met Nov.30 Fiji calm, but threat of coup still looms

December 2006 ... more > Top ^
Dec.3 Army takes over police base
Dec.4   President 'dissolves parliament'   The president is paving the way for the military to take control in a coup. Prime Minister Qarase is refusing to resign   Military 'takes control of Fiji'
  The military commander of Fiji Cmdr Frank Bainimarama has announced he has taken over control of the country
 Bainimarama had assumed executive powers and dismissed Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase. Bainimarama had repeatedly expressing anger at the way the prime minister had proposed legislation to offer an amnesty to responsible for a 2000 coup. Cmdr Bainimarama urged the population not to be intimidated
Dec.5  Defeated England reduced to Ashes   Deposed PM leaves capital
  Laisenia Qarase had gone to his home on the islands of Lau at the request of the military Dec.6 Australia overturns cloning ban Army warns against uprising Dec.8  Martyn in shock Ashes retirement Fiji suspended from Commonwealth Dec.17   Aussies regain Ashes from England   Australia bowled out England for 350 to seal a 206-run victory in the third test in Perth Dec.27  Australia wins 4th Ashes test


Australians head for East Timor Australia beefs up E Timor force Australia makes Timor healing bid Fears grow over coup threat Military stokes coup fears  The military will conduct night-time exercises to secure strategic areas of the capital, Suva Army head sets coup deadline  Military chief Cmdr Frank Bainimarama has warned he will overthrow the government on Friday if his demands are not met Fiji calm, but threat of coup still looms Army takes over police base President 'dissolves parliament'   The president is paving the way for the military to take control in a coup. Prime Minister Qarase is refusing to resign Military 'takes control of Fiji'




Oceania, 2006 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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  The military commander of Fiji Cmdr Frank Bainimarama has announced he has taken over control of the country
 Bainimarama had assumed executive powers and dismissed Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase. Bainimarama had repeatedly expressing anger at the way the prime minister had proposed legislation to offer an amnesty to responsible for a 2000 coup. Cmdr Bainimarama urged the population not to be intimidated
Dec.6 Army warns against uprising




Oceania, 2006 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2006 Jan.1  Rain cools bushfires Jan.10  First meeting for 'Kyoto rival' Jan.11  Bus crash kills six Australian tourists Feb.15  Bird flu 'could take 142m lives' Mar.19  Australia faces Katrina-type cyclone Mar.19   Massive cyclone hits Australia
  Tropical Cyclone Larry slammed into the northeastern coast, causing widespread power outages Mar.20   Cyclone 'like atom bomb' Map of Queensland Australia  The worst storm to hit Australia in decades has wreaked its northeastern coast, mowing down crops Mar.20   Thousands homeless after cyclone  Troops began moving aid to the town of Innisfail on Tuesday as streets littered with rubble and mangled roofs Mar.21   Cyclone cleanup begins  After their town was torn apart by a terrifying cyclone the people of Innisfail start to barbecue Mar.22  Athletes 'go missing from Games' Mar.24  SpaceX rocket fails first flight Mar.30  Cyclone Glenda hits Australia Apr.7  Quake off Fiji: No tsunami warning Apr.30  Tasmania miner rescue under way May.3  Massive quake off Tonga May.6  Rescuers within meters of miners May.7 Dramatic rescue bid in final phase May.8 Trapped miners rescued
  Brant Webb and Todd Russell have been rescued from a gold mine after being trapped underground for 2 weeks.    Prime Minister Howard: the rescue was a 'wonderful demonstration of Australian mateship'. Initial accident on 25 A...
May.16 Powerful quake off New Zealand
May.16 Quake drill shaken by real thing  A 5.8 earthquake has disrupted a simulated tsunami warning drill on the remote nation of Tonga May.16 Pacific states hold tsunami test  More than 30 countries around the ocean have tested a system to warn them of approaching tsunamis May.17 Second quake strikes near Tonga Jun.12 Warming 'threat to Asian security'  Sydney-based think tank: Rapid global warming poses security threats to the Asia Pacific region Jul.5 Tongan Royal Family Members Killed Aug.7 Strong quake hits near Vanuatu Sep.4 'Croc Hunter' died in stingray attack
  Steve Irwin enthralled audiences around the world with his wildlife adventures
 The tape shows Irwin pulling the barb left by a stingray's tail from his chest moments before his death Irwin was regarded by Australians as a national treasure
Sep.5 Tape 'shows Irwin's last moments'
Oct.15 Strong earthquake



Oceania, 2006 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2006 Jan.10  First meeting for 'Kyoto rival' Jan.10  Private firms 'can help climate' Apr.2  China to buy Australian uranium Jun.25 Kidman, Urban tie knot
Sep.18 New sanctions target North Korea Nov.10 Kylie Minogue returning to stage



Oceania, 2006 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2006 Jan.6  U.S. beat Dutch 2-1 to claim Hopman Cup Jan.9  Australian rider killed on rally Jan.15  Teen bounces Venus from Australian Open Jan.17  Hingis sharp in opener Jan.19  Roddick, Sharapova breeze into 16 Jan.21  Hingis reached fourth round Jan.22  Roddick ousted; Davenport advanced Jan.23  Federer survives scare from Haas Jan.24  Sharapova into semis; Davenport out Jan.25 Henin-Hardenne beats Sharapova
Jan.26 Unseeded Cypriot makes Open final Jan.27 Federer reaches Australian final Jan.27 Amelie Mauresmo wins Australian  Amelie Mauresmo collected her first Grand Slam title, leading Henin-Hardenne 6-1, 2-0 and 0-30 Jan.29   Federer triumph in Australian Open  Roger Federer won his 7th Grand Slam title, overcoming a challenge from Baghdatis 5-7, 7-5, 6-0, 6-2 Jan.29  Hingis, Bhupathi secure mixed doubles title Feb.15  Begg-Smith breaks Australia's duck Mar.15 Commonwealth Games begin Mar.22  Athletes 'go missing from Games' Mar.28  Warne spins Aussies to series win Apr.1  Alonso wins Australian GP Jun.18  Brazil 2-0 Australia Jun.18 Ogilvy wins Open for maiden major  Australian took advantage of poor finishes by Mickelson and Montgomerie to claim his maiden major title Jun.22  Australia progress over Croatia Jun.26   Totti puts Italy through over Australia  Francesco Totti scored a lLast-gasp penalty in the stoppage time to give 10-man Italy a 1-0 win in the second round Jul.7  McEwen sprints to third stage win Aug.25 ICC reveals Hair 'quit' proposal  Darrell Hair offered to resign in exchange for $500,000 Aug.28  Buchanan quitting Australian role Sep.30  West Coast beats Sydney in AFL title Nov.5  Scott survives shaky finish to win Nov.20  Swimmer Ian Thorpe retires at 24 Nov.23  Ponting puts Australia well on top Nov.27  Australia seals victory over England Dec.5  Defeated England reduced to Ashes Dec.8  Martyn in shock Ashes retirement Dec.17 Aussies regain Ashes from England   Australia bowled out England for 350 to seal a 206-run victory in the third test in Perth Dec.27  Australia wins 4th Ashes test



Oceania, 2006 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2006 Feb.13  Australian men sentenced to death May.11 Ex-PM faces mutiny charge  Sitiveni Rabuka has been charged with inciting a mutiny in November 2000 in which 8 people died



Oceania, 2006 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2006 Jan.3  Dubai ruler dies in Australia Feb.1  Angry U.S. wants envoys' answers Feb.12  Tokelau decides destiny Feb.15   New Abu Ghraib images broadcast
  An Australian TV channel has broadcast previously unpublished images showing US abuse of prisoners
Mar.15  Rice: Iran 'terror's central bank' Apr.12  Howard denies Iraq bribe warnings Apr.21  'Time bomb' jibe for PM Jun.2 Australia makes Timor healing bid Jul.5 Tongan Royal Family Members Killed Jul.30 PM Howard to go for fifth term Sep.5 Irwin family ponder state funeral Sep.10 Tongan King Tupou IV dies aged 88 Sep.19 Thousands at Irwin memorial event Oct.25 Cleric in dress furore
  Sheikh Taj el-Din al-Hilali was saying that some women are attracting sexual assault by the way they dress
Oct.31 Fears grow over coup threat Dec.4 President 'dissolves parliament'   The president is paving the way for the military to take control in a coup. Prime Minister Qarase is refusing to resign Dec.5 Deposed PM leaves capital  Laisenia Qarase had gone to his home on the islands of Lau at the request of the military Dec.6 Australia overturns cloning ban Dec.6 Army warns against uprising Dec.8 Fiji suspended from Commonwealth