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B. 02-04 U.S. missionaries charged with kidnapping Haiti
C. 02-07 Exit polls report Yanukovych victory Ukraine
02-08 Toyota recalls thousands of Prius cars Japan
4. 02-10 PM vows to slash huge government deficit Greece
F. 02-12 NATO launching major Afghan offensive Marjah, Helmand
G. 02-12 Olympic opening clouded by death Vancouver
H. 02-15 Top Taliban commander captured Karachi
I. 02-16 Dubai ties Hamas official's death to EU Dubai
J. 02-18 Pilot air attack on US tax office Austin, Texas

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Feb.1  Washington  Obama unveils 2011 budget plans
 Haiti  PM criticises US missionaries
 North Mexico  Death toll at 16 in Juarez party shooting
Feb.2  Iran  Ahmadinejad accepts nuclear deal terms
Feb.4   Haiti
Feb.5  Munich  Iran: Nuclear fuel deal 'close'
Feb.6  Washington  Snowstorm paralyses DC and eastern US
 Canada  G7 nations pledge debt relief for Haiti
 Iran  Iran warning against protests
Feb.7   Ukraine
 Miami  Saints upset Colts in Super Bowl
Feb.8  Sri Lanka  Election loser Sarath Fonseka arrested
  Japan
  Toyota has recalled about 200,000 of hybrid Prius cars sold in Japan last year due to a brake problem.    This latest recall will include the Toyota...
Feb.9  Sri Lanka  President Rajapaksa dissolves parliament
 Haiti  Haitian survived 4 weeks in rubble
 Nigeria  Jonathan becomes acting president
Feb.10   Greece
 Iran  Iran braces for anti-government protests
 Cape Town  Mandela's release 20 years ago marked
Feb.11  New York  Clinton was on 'frenetic pace'
Feb.12   Helmand
  NATO troops were set to launch their biggest offensive of the war, attacking the last Taliban stronghold in a war-scarred southern province.    Operation Moshtarak. Moshtarak, a Dari word for 'together,' symbolizes the combined forces are serving alongside one another...
 Haiti  National mourning month after earthquake  Vancouver  Luger killed in Olympics practice crash   Vancouver Olympic opening clouded by death   The opening ceremony for the 2010 Winter Olympics began on a somber note as members of the delegation from Georgia mourned the loss Feb.13  Helmand  Taliban stronghold under siege  India  Restaurant bomb blast kills eight  Helmand  Coalition troops find 'minimal interference' Feb.14  Afghanistan  McChrystal regrets Afghan deaths Feb.15  Helmand  Steady gains for Afghanistan offensive  Belgium  18 killed in Belgian train crash   Karachi Top Taliban commander captured  The Taliban's top military leader, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, has been captured. He is the number two political figure in the Taliban Feb.16   Dubai   Dubai ties Hamas official's death to EU
  Dubai authorities issued an international arrest warrant for suspects in last month's slaying of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh.    Killers in a swank Dubai hotel, some of them scoping out their target in an...
Feb.17  London  UK pressure Israel over Dubai murder Feb.18   Texas Pilot air attack on US tax office
  Niger Military coup ousts president  Beijing  Dalai Lama-Obama meeting angers China Feb.19   Morocco Minaret collapse kills 41   A 400-year-old minaret in Bab Berdieyinn mosque collapsed on worshipers, killing 36 and injuring 71 in the middle of prayers  Florida  Tiger Woods makes apology for infidelity Feb.20   Portugal Madeira floods and mudslides kill 43   After torrential rains 63 others were reported have been injured on the Atlantic island, which is popular with foreign tourists  Helmand  Taliban put up stiff resistance Feb.21   Portugal Flood rescuers search streets and houses  Germany  Lufthansa strike threatens global pain   Germany Lufthansa four-day strike begins Feb.22  Mexico  Argentina rallies support over Falklands Feb.23  Cuba  Prison hunger striker Zapata dies   Sudan Sudan signs ceasefire with Darfur rebels  President Omar al-Bashir has signed a framework ceasefire deal with one of Darfur's main groups, the Justice and Equality Movement  Nigeria  President Umaru Yar'Adua 'returns home'  Greece  Greece steeled for 24-hour strike Feb.24   House of Representatives Lawmakers grilled Toyota's president  New Delhi  India, Pakistan: Fresh bid to mend ties Feb.25   Helmand Afghan flag raised over Taliban town  Kabul  Loud explosions in Afghan capital Feb.26  Colombia  High court: Uribe can't run for third term   Turkey Ex-generals charged over 'plot' Feb.27   Chile Massive 8.8 quake hits Chile Map of Chillan Chile
  An earthquake is killing at least 147 people and triggering tsunami warnings for the entire Pacific basin. The quake struck at 3:34 a.m. off the coast.    A large wave killed three people and 10 we...
 Chile  Quake affects two million, says Bachelet Feb.28   France Storm batters Europe, at least 51 dead  A winter storm named 'Xynthia' battered the western coast of Europe, its high winds downing trees and power lines  Chile  Chileans awake to more aftershocks  Vancouver  Canada win thrilling final gold of Olympics


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European Union
Iran: Nuclear fuel deal 'close'
PM vows to slash huge government deficit
Broadcasters condemn Iran over jamming
UK pressure Israel over Dubai murder
PM vows to slash huge government deficit
Lufthansa four-day strike begins
Lufthansa strike threatens global pain
Greece steeled for 24-hour strike
18 killed in Belgian train crash
Madeira floods and mudslides kill 43
Flood rescuers search streets and houses
Storm batters Europe, at least 51 dead
Concorde crash trial set to begin
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USA
Obama unveils 2011 budget plans
Clinton was on 'frenetic pace'
Lawmakers grilled Toyota's president
Obama to pressure China on trade
US to probe Toyota Prius brake problems
Lawmakers grilled Toyota's president
Snowstorm paralyses DC and eastern US
Power plant blast 'causes mass casualties'
Jackson's doctor denies manslaughter
Pilot air attack on US tax office
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Saints upset Colts in Super Bowl
Tiger Woods makes apology for infidelity
Afghanistan
Afghan flag raised over Taliban town
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Loud explosions in Afghan capital
NATO launching major Afghan offensive
Taliban stronghold under siege
Coalition troops find 'minimal interference'
McChrystal regrets Afghan deaths
Steady gains for Afghanistan offensive
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Caribbean
National mourning month after earthquake
Prison hunger striker Zapata dies
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Helicopter leaving Haiti crashes; 2 dead
Haitian survived 4 weeks in rubble
National mourning month after earthquake
PM criticises US missionaries
U.S. missionaries charged with kidnapping
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Canada
G7 nations pledge debt relief for Haiti
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Olympic opening clouded by death
Luger killed in Olympics practice crash
Luge resumes with safety changes
Canada win thrilling final gold of Olympics
Haiti
National mourning month after earthquake
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Haitian survived 4 weeks in rubble
National mourning month after earthquake
PM criticises US missionaries
U.S. missionaries charged with kidnapping
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Washington
Obama unveils 2011 budget plans
Lawmakers grilled Toyota's president
Obama to pressure China on trade
Lawmakers grilled Toyota's president
Snowstorm paralyses DC and eastern US
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Obama unveils 2011 budget plans PM criticises US missionaries Death toll at 16 in Juarez party shooting   Ahmadinejad accepts nuclear deal terms  The president has said it is ready to send its enriched uranium abroad for further enrichment under a deal to ease concerns about its nuclear...   U.S. missionaries charged with kidnapping


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Feb.1   Washington
  Haiti
  North Mexico
 Paris  Concorde crash trial set to begin


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Feb.2  West Pakistan  Drone strikes kill 29
  Iran  


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Feb.3  Washington  Obama to pressure China on trade
 Tokyo  Toyota shares plummet


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Feb.4   Haiti  
  Ten Americans detained while trying to take 33 Haitian children out of the country were charged with kidnapping children and criminal association.    Haitian officials said their cases would now be sent to...
 North Korea  North Korea 'to free US activist'  Washington  US to probe Toyota Prius brake problems

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Feb.5  Dominican Republic  Helicopter leaving Haiti crashes; 2 dead   Munich Iran: Nuclear fuel deal 'close'
 Karachi  PM urges calm after deadly bombings

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Feb.6   Washington Snowstorm paralyses DC and eastern US
 South Africa  Zuma 'deeply regrets pain' over love-child  Iran  West questions Iran nuclear claim   Canada G7 nations pledge debt relief for Haiti   Iran Iran warning against protests

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Feb.7   Ukraine     Exit polls report Yanukovych victory
  Exit polls from presidential election indicate opposition leader Viktor Yanukovych has narrowly won, 3-6% over his opponent, Yulia Tymoshenko.    He challenged Tymoshenko to quit, but she refused to concede. Under the 59-ye...
 Connecticut  Power plant blast 'causes mass casualties'   Miami   Saints upset Colts in Super Bowl  New Orleans Saints won their first Super Bowl with a surprise 31-17 win over Indianapolis. Brees hit a record-equalling 32 passes for 288 ya...  Costa Rica  Costa Rica elects first woman president

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Feb.8   Sri Lanka Election loser Sarath Fonseka arrested
 Los Angeles  Jackson's doctor denies manslaughter   Japan   Toyota recalls thousands of Prius cars
  Toyota has recalled about 200,000 of hybrid Prius cars sold in Japan last year due to a brake problem
 This latest recall will include the Toyota Prius and Sai, along with the Lexus HS250h


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Feb.9   Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa dissolves parliament   Haiti Haitian survived 4 weeks in rubble   Nigeria Jonathan becomes acting president  Japan  Honda extends airbag recall  Haiti  Rubble collapse traps at least one

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Feb.10   Greece     PM vows to slash huge government deficit
  Workers protest against austerity measures imposed by a government trying to dig its way out of a financial crisis that threatens to engulf Europe
 Hong Kong  'Milkshake murder' woman wins appeal   Iran Iran braces for anti-government protests   Cape Town Mandela's release 20 years ago marked

February 11 ... more > Top ^

Feb.11   New York Clinton was on 'frenetic pace'
 North Mexico  Protest disrupts Calderon's visit  London  Broadcasters condemn Iran over jamming

February 12 ... more > Top ^

Feb.12   Helmand   NATO launching major Afghan offensive
Map of Marjah Afghanistan
  NATO troops were set to launch their biggest offensive of the war, attacking the last Taliban stronghold in a war-scarred southern province
 Operation Moshtarak. Moshtarak, a Dari word for 'together,' symbolizes the combined forces are serving alongside one another. 15,000 troops from the United States, United Kingdom, Afghanistan and Canada attacked Taliban targets in and around Marjah
  Haiti National mourning month after earthquake   Vancouver   Luger killed in Olympics practice crash   Nodar Kumaritashvili, 21, a luge slider from Georgia was crashed during an Olympic training session hours before the opening ceremony   Vancouver   Olympic opening clouded by death
Map of Vancouver
  The opening ceremony for the 2010 Winter Olympics began on a somber note as members of the delegation from Georgia mourned the loss


February 13 ... more > Top ^

Feb.13   Helmand   Taliban stronghold under siege   The major Operation Moshtarak to rout militants from a notorious southern Afghan stronghold claimed its first NATO casualties   India Restaurant bomb blast kills eight
 Vancouver  Luge resumes with safety changes  Afghanistan  Nato hails major Afghan operation   Helmand Coalition troops find 'minimal interference'  Vancouver  Warm temps hit some Olympic events

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Feb.14  Helmand  Coalition finds resistance, explosives   Afghanistan McChrystal regrets Afghan deaths


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Feb.15   Helmand   Steady gains for Afghanistan offensive   The NATO operation aimed at tackling a Taliban stronghold is making progress, but still has a long way to go   Belgium   18 killed in Belgian train crash   55 more were hurt when two trains collided head-on at 8:30 a.m. local time. People were thrown against the walls of the trains by the impact  Saudi Arabia  FM al-Faisal doubts Iran sanctions plans  Georgia  Luger 'had fears over Olympic track'   Karachi   Top Taliban commander captured
  The Taliban's top military leader, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, has been captured. He is the number two political figure in the Taliban
 Baradar, an Afghan, was a close associate of Osama bin Laden ahead of the September 11 attacks


February 16 ... more > Top ^

Feb.16   Dubai     Dubai ties Hamas official's death to EU
  Dubai authorities issued an international arrest warrant for suspects in last month's slaying of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh
 Killers in a swank Dubai hotel, some of them scoping out their target in an elevator while dressed in tennis clothes and carrying rackets and backpacks
 Paris  Landis accused of hacking in warrant  Egypt  Malaria, genetic diseases plagued King Tut  Washington  US to build two nuclear power stations  Argentina  Argentina requires permits for Falklands

February 17 ... more > Top ^

Feb.17   London UK pressure Israel over Dubai murder

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Feb.18  Niger  Military halts nation's constitution   Texas   Pilot air attack on US tax office
Map of Austin Texas
  Joseph Andrew Stack crashed into an office block left a note expressing his anger at Internal Revenue Service
 Haiti  UN seeks record quake aid donations   Niger   Military coup ousts president Map of Niamey Niger
  The president has been captured after a gun battle. The country was now being led by a the Supreme Council for the Restoration of Democracy
  Beijing Dalai Lama-Obama meeting angers China

February 19 ... more > Top ^

Feb.19   Morocco   Minaret collapse kills 41
Map of Meknes Morocco
  A 400-year-old minaret in Bab Berdieyinn mosque collapsed on worshipers, killing 36 and injuring 71 in the middle of prayers
 The incident occurred after several days of unrelenting rain. King Mohammed VI has ordered that the mosque be rebuilt as soon as possible
  Florida     Tiger Woods makes apology for infidelity   A tearful Tiger Woods has made a frank apology for cheating on his wife. He talking publicly for the first time since the scandal erupted  Netherlands  Cabinet collapses in Afghan dispute  Tribal Areas  Air strike 'kills 30' in South Waziristan

February 20 ... more > Top ^

Feb.20   Portugal   Madeira floods and mudslides kill 43
Map of Madeira Portugal
  After torrential rains 63 others were reported have been injured on the Atlantic island, which is popular with foreign tourists
 The floods and mudslides were the result of an extreme weather event that affected the Island in autonomous archipelago on 20 February 2010. Damage was confined to the south of the island. The city of Funchal was damaged by landslides. Mud and water gushed down a street over cars and buildings
  Helmand Taliban put up stiff resistance  Vancouver  Ammann wins fourth ski jump gold  Southern Philippines  Troops 'kill' Abu Sayyaf militants  Portugal  Aid rushed to Madeira after deadly floods

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Feb.21   Portugal   Flood rescuers search streets and houses
Map of Madeira Portugal
  Rescue workers are searching mud-filled streets and houses on the island of Madeira after flash floods left at least 40 people dead.    120 others were injured and ...
  Germany Lufthansa strike threatens global pain  Georgia  Luger killed at Olympics laid to rest   Germany   Lufthansa four-day strike begins
  About 4,000 pilots have gone on strike for four days in a dispute over job security. Lufthansa has cancelled 3,000 flights and has warned of delays.    The carrier's offer of unconditional ...
 Vancouver  USA stuns Canada in hockey

February 22 ... more > Top ^

Feb.22  Germany  Lufthansa strike suspended  al-Zawahiri  Al Qaeda video rails against Turkey  Washington  Obama pushes to revive healthcare reform   Mexico     Argentina rallies support over Falklands   Latin American and Caribbean leaders have come to an agreement supporting Argentina over sovereignty of the Islands  Vancouver  Canada Wins Ice Dancing Gold  North Korea  U.N.: North Korea should get food aid

February 23 ... more > Top ^

Feb.23   Cuba Prison hunger striker Zapata dies
 U.S. Congress  Electronics cited as Toyota problem  Afghanistan  Forces in Afghanistan to limit night raids   Sudan   Sudan signs ceasefire with Darfur rebels
  President Omar al-Bashir has signed a framework ceasefire deal with one of Darfur's main groups, the Justice and Equality Movement
  Nigeria President Umaru Yar'Adua 'returns home'   Greece   Greece steeled for 24-hour strike  As many as two million people are to hold a 24-hour strike against the imposition of austerity measures

February 24 ... more > Top ^

Feb.24   House of Representatives   Lawmakers grilled Toyota's president
  Toyota's president, Akio Toyoda, acknowledged that the company had made mistakes and apologized for the recent lapses in quality control.    Toyoda apologises for faults behind t...
  New Delhi India, Pakistan: Fresh bid to mend ties

February 25 ... more > Top ^

Feb.25   Helmand   Afghan flag raised over Taliban town
Map of Marjah Afghanistan
  Authorities raised the Afghan flag over the battle-scarred enclave, a ceremony symbolizing the presence of the government in the Taliban stronghold
  Kabul   Loud explosions in Afghan capital  Two explosions and the sound of gunfire have been heard in the centre of the capital  Washington  Healthcare summit fails to reach accord  Vancouver  Korea's Kim skates to gold

February 26 ... more > Top ^

Feb.26   Colombia     High court: Uribe can't run for third term  The Constitutional Court ruled against holding a referendum that could have cleared the way for the president to run for a 3rd consecutive t...  Washington  Barak: Nuclear Iran threat beyond Israel   Turkey   Ex-generals charged over 'plot'
  Cetin Dogan, former head of First Army, and Engin Alan, a former special forces commander have been charged over an alleged plot in 2003


February 27 ... more > Top ^

Feb.27   Chile   Massive 8.8 quake hits Chile
Map of Chillan Chile
  An earthquake is killing at least 147 people and triggering tsunami warnings for the entire Pacific basin. The quake struck at 3:34 a.m. off the coast
 A large wave killed three people and 10 were missing on the island of Juan Fernandez
 Hawaii  Panic as Hawaii braces for tsunami   Chile Quake affects two million, says Bachelet  Haiti  Rain triggers deadly floods

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Feb.28   France   Storm batters Europe, at least 51 dead
  A winter storm named 'Xynthia' battered the western coast of Europe, its high winds downing trees and power lines
 Forty of the victims died in western France, where many drowned or were hit by parts of buildings or falling trees
  Chile Chileans awake to more aftershocks
  Vancouver   Canada win thrilling final gold of Olympics   Crosby's extra-time goal secured Canada the gold medal after a dramatic 3-2 win over the United States in the men's ice hockey  Chile  President Bachelet steps up quake rescue  Vancouver  Vancouver bids Olympics farewell  Paris  France declares storms 'national disaster'


NATO launching major Afghan offensive Map of Marjah Afghanistan




World, February 2010 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Feb.2  West Pakistan  Drone strikes kill 29
Feb.12   Helmand
  NATO troops were set to launch their biggest offensive of the war, attacking the last Taliban stronghold in a war-scarred southern province
 Operation Moshtarak. Moshtarak, a Dari word for 'together,' symbolizes the combined forces are serving alongside one another. 15,000 troops from the United States, United Kingdom, Afghanistan and Canada attacked Taliban targets in and around Marjah
Feb.13   Helmand Taliban stronghold under siege   The major Operation Moshtarak to rout militants from a notorious southern Afghan stronghold claimed its first NATO casualties Feb.13  Afghanistan  Nato hails major Afghan operation Feb.13   Helmand Coalition troops find 'minimal interference' Feb.14  Helmand  Coalition finds resistance, explosives Feb.14   Afghanistan McChrystal regrets Afghan deaths Feb.15   Helmand Steady gains for Afghanistan offensive   The NATO operation aimed at tackling a Taliban stronghold is making progress, but still has a long way to go Feb.15   Karachi Top Taliban commander captured
  The Taliban's top military leader, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, has been captured. He is the number two political figure in the Taliban
 Baradar, an Afghan, was a close associate of Osama bin Laden ahead of the September 11 attacks
Feb.18  Niger  Military halts nation's constitution Feb.18   Niger Military coup ousts president Map of Niamey Niger
  The president has been captured after a gun battle. The country was now being led by a the Supreme Council for the Restoration of Democracy
Feb.19  Netherlands  Cabinet collapses in Afghan dispute Feb.19  Tribal Areas  Air strike 'kills 30' in South Waziristan Feb.20   Helmand Taliban put up stiff resistance Feb.20  Southern Philippines  Troops 'kill' Abu Sayyaf militants Feb.23  Afghanistan  Forces in Afghanistan to limit night raids Feb.23   Sudan Sudan signs ceasefire with Darfur rebels
  President Omar al-Bashir has signed a framework ceasefire deal with one of Darfur's main groups, the Justice and Equality Movement
Feb.26   Turkey Ex-generals charged over 'plot'
  Cetin Dogan, former head of First Army, and Engin Alan, a former special forces commander have been charged over an alleged plot in 2003




World, February 2010 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2010 Feb.1  Paris  Concorde crash trial set to begin Feb.5  Dominican Republic  Helicopter leaving Haiti crashes; 2 dead Feb.6   Washington Snowstorm paralyses DC and eastern US Feb.6   Canada G7 nations pledge debt relief for Haiti Feb.7  Connecticut  Power plant blast 'causes mass casualties' Feb.9   Haiti Haitian survived 4 weeks in rubble Feb.9  Haiti  Rubble collapse traps at least one Feb.12   Haiti National mourning month after earthquake Feb.13  Vancouver  Warm temps hit some Olympic events Feb.15   Belgium 18 killed in Belgian train crash   55 more were hurt when two trains collided head-on at 8:30 a.m. local time. People were thrown against the walls of the trains by the impact Feb.16  Egypt  Malaria, genetic diseases plagued King Tut Feb.18  Haiti  UN seeks record quake aid donations Feb.19   Morocco Minaret collapse kills 41 Map of Meknes Morocco
  A 400-year-old minaret in Bab Berdieyinn mosque collapsed on worshipers, killing 36 and injuring 71 in the middle of prayers
 The incident occurred after several days of unrelenting rain. King Mohammed VI has ordered that the mosque be rebuilt as soon as possible
Feb.20   Portugal Madeira floods and mudslides kill 43 Map of Madeira Portugal
  After torrential rains 63 others were reported have been injured on the Atlantic island, which is popular with foreign tourists
 The floods and mudslides were the result of an extreme weather event that affected the Island in autonomous archipelago on 20 February 2010. Damage was confined to the south of the island. The city of Funchal was damaged by landslides. Mud and water gushed down a street over cars and buildings
Feb.20  Portugal  Aid rushed to Madeira after deadly floods Feb.21   Portugal Flood rescuers search streets and houses Map of Madeira Portugal
  Rescue workers are searching mud-filled streets and houses on the island of Madeira after flash floods left at least 40 people dead.    120 others were injured and ...
Feb.27   Chile Massive 8.8 quake hits Chile Map of Chillan Chile
  An earthquake is killing at least 147 people and triggering tsunami warnings for the entire Pacific basin. The quake struck at 3:34 a.m. off the coast
 A large wave killed three people and 10 were missing on the island of Juan Fernandez
Feb.27  Hawaii  Panic as Hawaii braces for tsunami Feb.27   Chile Quake affects two million, says Bachelet Feb.27  Haiti  Rain triggers deadly floods Feb.28   France Storm batters Europe, at least 51 dead
  A winter storm named 'Xynthia' battered the western coast of Europe, its high winds downing trees and power lines
 Forty of the victims died in western France, where many drowned or were hit by parts of buildings or falling trees
Feb.28   Chile Chileans awake to more aftershocks
Feb.28  Chile  President Bachelet steps up quake rescue Feb.28  Paris  France declares storms 'national disaster'



World, February 2010 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2010 Feb.7   Miami Saints upset Colts in Super Bowl  New Orleans Saints won their first Super Bowl with a surprise 31-17 win over Indianapolis. Brees hit a record-equalling 32 passes for 288 ya... Feb.12   Vancouver Luger killed in Olympics practice crash   Nodar Kumaritashvili, 21, a luge slider from Georgia was crashed during an Olympic training session hours before the opening ceremony Feb.12   Vancouver Olympic opening clouded by death
Map of Vancouver
  The opening ceremony for the 2010 Winter Olympics began on a somber note as members of the delegation from Georgia mourned the loss
Feb.13  Vancouver  Luge resumes with safety changes Feb.13  Vancouver  Warm temps hit some Olympic events Feb.15  Georgia  Luger 'had fears over Olympic track' Feb.16  Paris  Landis accused of hacking in warrant Feb.19   Florida   Tiger Woods makes apology for infidelity   A tearful Tiger Woods has made a frank apology for cheating on his wife. He talking publicly for the first time since the scandal erupted Feb.20  Vancouver  Ammann wins fourth ski jump gold Feb.21  Georgia  Luger killed at Olympics laid to rest Feb.21  Vancouver  USA stuns Canada in hockey Feb.22  Vancouver  Canada Wins Ice Dancing Gold Feb.25  Vancouver  Korea's Kim skates to gold Feb.28   Vancouver Canada win thrilling final gold of Olympics   Crosby's extra-time goal secured Canada the gold medal after a dramatic 3-2 win over the United States in the men's ice hockey Feb.28  Vancouver  Vancouver bids Olympics farewell



World, February 2010 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2010 Feb.1   Washington Obama unveils 2011 budget plans
Feb.3  Washington  Obama to pressure China on trade Feb.3  Tokyo  Toyota shares plummet Feb.4  Washington  US to probe Toyota Prius brake problems Feb.8   Japan Toyota recalls thousands of Prius cars
  Toyota has recalled about 200,000 of hybrid Prius cars sold in Japan last year due to a brake problem
 This latest recall will include the Toyota Prius and Sai, along with the Lexus HS250h
Feb.9  Japan  Honda extends airbag recall Feb.10   Greece   PM vows to slash huge government deficit
  Workers protest against austerity measures imposed by a government trying to dig its way out of a financial crisis that threatens to engulf Europe
Feb.16  Washington  US to build two nuclear power stations Feb.21   Germany Lufthansa strike threatens global pain
Feb.21   Germany Lufthansa four-day strike begins
  About 4,000 pilots have gone on strike for four days in a dispute over job security. Lufthansa has cancelled 3,000 flights and has warned of delays.    The carrier's offer of unconditional ...
Feb.22  Germany  Lufthansa strike suspended Feb.22  Washington  Obama pushes to revive healthcare reform Feb.23  U.S. Congress  Electronics cited as Toyota problem Feb.23   Greece Greece steeled for 24-hour strike  As many as two million people are to hold a 24-hour strike against the imposition of austerity measures Feb.24   House of Representatives Lawmakers grilled Toyota's president
  Toyota's president, Akio Toyoda, acknowledged that the company had made mistakes and apologized for the recent lapses in quality control.    Toyoda apologises for faults behind t...
Feb.25  Washington  Healthcare summit fails to reach accord



World, February 2010 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2010 Feb.1   Haiti PM criticises US missionaries
Feb.1   North Mexico Death toll at 16 in Juarez party shooting Feb.1  Paris  Concorde crash trial set to begin Feb.4   Haiti   U.S. missionaries charged with kidnapping
  Ten Americans detained while trying to take 33 Haitian children out of the country were charged with kidnapping children and criminal association.    Haitian officials said their cases would now be sent to...
Feb.5  Karachi  PM urges calm after deadly bombings Feb.8   Sri Lanka Election loser Sarath Fonseka arrested Feb.8  Los Angeles  Jackson's doctor denies manslaughter Feb.10  Hong Kong  'Milkshake murder' woman wins appeal Feb.13   India Restaurant bomb blast kills eight Feb.16   Dubai   Dubai ties Hamas official's death to EU
  Dubai authorities issued an international arrest warrant for suspects in last month's slaying of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh
 Killers in a swank Dubai hotel, some of them scoping out their target in an elevator while dressed in tennis clothes and carrying rackets and backpacks
Feb.16  Paris  Landis accused of hacking in warrant Feb.18   Texas Pilot air attack on US tax office Map of Austin Texas
  Joseph Andrew Stack crashed into an office block left a note expressing his anger at Internal Revenue Service
Feb.22  al-Zawahiri  Al Qaeda video rails against Turkey Feb.23   Cuba Prison hunger striker Zapata dies Feb.25   Kabul Loud explosions in Afghan capital  Two explosions and the sound of gunfire have been heard in the centre of the capital Feb.26   Turkey Ex-generals charged over 'plot'
  Cetin Dogan, former head of First Army, and Engin Alan, a former special forces commander have been charged over an alleged plot in 2003




World, February 2010 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2010 Feb.1   Washington Obama unveils 2011 budget plans
Feb.2   Iran   Ahmadinejad accepts nuclear deal terms  The president has said it is ready to send its enriched uranium abroad for further enrichment under a deal to ease concerns about its nuclear... Feb.3  Washington  Obama to pressure China on trade Feb.4  North Korea  North Korea 'to free US activist' Feb.5   Munich Iran: Nuclear fuel deal 'close' Feb.6  South Africa  Zuma 'deeply regrets pain' over love-child Feb.6  Iran  West questions Iran nuclear claim Feb.6   Canada G7 nations pledge debt relief for Haiti Feb.6   Iran Iran warning against protests Feb.7   Ukraine   Exit polls report Yanukovych victory
  Exit polls from presidential election indicate opposition leader Viktor Yanukovych has narrowly won, 3-6% over his opponent, Yulia Tymoshenko.    He challenged Tymoshenko to quit, but she refused to concede. Under the 59-ye...
Feb.7  Costa Rica  Costa Rica elects first woman president Feb.8   Sri Lanka Election loser Sarath Fonseka arrested Feb.9   Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa dissolves parliament Feb.9   Nigeria Jonathan becomes acting president Feb.10   Greece   PM vows to slash huge government deficit
  Workers protest against austerity measures imposed by a government trying to dig its way out of a financial crisis that threatens to engulf Europe
Feb.10   Iran Iran braces for anti-government protests Feb.10   Cape Town Mandela's release 20 years ago marked Feb.11   New York Clinton was on 'frenetic pace' Feb.11  North Mexico  Protest disrupts Calderon's visit Feb.11  London  Broadcasters condemn Iran over jamming Feb.12   Haiti National mourning month after earthquake Feb.15  Saudi Arabia  FM al-Faisal doubts Iran sanctions plans Feb.16  Argentina  Argentina requires permits for Falklands Feb.17   London UK pressure Israel over Dubai murder Feb.18  Niger  Military halts nation's constitution Feb.18   Texas Pilot air attack on US tax office Map of Austin Texas
  Joseph Andrew Stack crashed into an office block left a note expressing his anger at Internal Revenue Service
Feb.18  Haiti  UN seeks record quake aid donations Feb.18   Beijing Dalai Lama-Obama meeting angers China Feb.19   Morocco Minaret collapse kills 41 Map of Meknes Morocco
  A 400-year-old minaret in Bab Berdieyinn mosque collapsed on worshipers, killing 36 and injuring 71 in the middle of prayers
 The incident occurred after several days of unrelenting rain. King Mohammed VI has ordered that the mosque be rebuilt as soon as possible
Feb.19  Netherlands  Cabinet collapses in Afghan dispute Feb.21  Georgia  Luger killed at Olympics laid to rest Feb.22  Washington  Obama pushes to revive healthcare reform Feb.22   Mexico   Argentina rallies support over Falklands   Latin American and Caribbean leaders have come to an agreement supporting Argentina over sovereignty of the Islands Feb.22  North Korea  U.N.: North Korea should get food aid Feb.23   Cuba Prison hunger striker Zapata dies Feb.23   Sudan Sudan signs ceasefire with Darfur rebels
  President Omar al-Bashir has signed a framework ceasefire deal with one of Darfur's main groups, the Justice and Equality Movement
Feb.23   Nigeria President Umaru Yar'Adua 'returns home'
Feb.24   House of Representatives Lawmakers grilled Toyota's president
  Toyota's president, Akio Toyoda, acknowledged that the company had made mistakes and apologized for the recent lapses in quality control.    Toyoda apologises for faults behind t...
Feb.24   New Delhi India, Pakistan: Fresh bid to mend ties
Feb.25   Helmand Afghan flag raised over Taliban town Map of Marjah Afghanistan
  Authorities raised the Afghan flag over the battle-scarred enclave, a ceremony symbolizing the presence of the government in the Taliban stronghold
Feb.25  Washington  Healthcare summit fails to reach accord Feb.26   Colombia   High court: Uribe can't run for third term  The Constitutional Court ruled against holding a referendum that could have cleared the way for the president to run for a 3rd consecutive t... Feb.26  Washington  Barak: Nuclear Iran threat beyond Israel Feb.28  Chile  President Bachelet steps up quake rescue