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1. 02-11 Mubarak steps down, vice president says Cairo
C. 02-21 Deadly quake strikes New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand
03-11 Massive quake, tsunami hit Japan Sendai, Northern Japan
E. 03-19 Coalition launches Libya attacks Libya
F. 04-05 Water radiation millions of times over limit Northern Japan
6. 04-29 Prince William married Catherine Middleton Westminster, London
H. 05-01 U.S. forces kill Osama bin Laden Abbottabad, Pakistan
8. 05-14 IMF head questioned over 'attack' New York
9. 07-09 South Sudan raises national flag Juba, Southern Sudan

Summary.     Click for More > Coalition launches Libya attacks Water radiation millions of times over limit Prince William married Catherine Middleton   U.S. forces kill Osama bin Laden   The most prominent face of terror in America and beyond, Osama bin Laden, has been killed in Pakistan, U.S. officials said IMF head questioned over 'attack' South Sudan raises national flag   Norway struck by 2 deadly attacks   A 32-year-old Norwegian man was in custody after two attacks that killed at least 92 people and wounded scores of others Abbas submitted request for full member Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dies   Libya interim leader: Gadhafi dead   Longtime Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi has been killed, interim Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril said Last US troops withdraw from Iraq   N Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies   North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has died at the age of 69, state-run television in an emotional statement has announced
Mubarak steps down, vice president says Deadly quake strikes New Zealand   Massive quake, tsunami hit Japan Map of Sendai Japan
Jan.4  Pakistan  Governor Taseer assassinated
Jan.8  Arizona  Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot
Jan.12  Queensland  Brisbane flood levels reach peak
Jan.13  Rio de Janeiro  Thousands in peril in Brazil flooding
Jan.14  Tunisia  Tunisian president flees; PM takes reins
Jan.24  Moscow  Blast rocks Moscow's main airport
Jan.29  Cairo  Defiant Cairo protesters lose fear
Jan.30  Southern Sudan  99% vote to split in Southern Sudan
Feb.4  Cairo  Huge crowds in Cairo for 'departure day'
Feb.11   Cairo
Feb.16  Bahrain  Police move in on Bahrain protesters
Feb.20  Eastern Libya  More than 200 killed in Benghazi massacre
Feb.21   New Zealand
 Egypt  Two Iranian warships 'enter Suez Canal'
Mar.4  Eastern Libya  Libyan rebels locked in battles
Mar.10  Saudi Arabia  Saudi police open fire at protest
Mar.11   Northern Japan
  A 8.9 earthquakeis causing a tsunami that swept debris miles inland. Dozens of nations, including the U.S., are under a tsunami warning
 The most powerful earthquake to hit Japan in 100 years unleashed walls of water that swept across rice fields, engulfing towns, dragging houses onto highways and tossing cars and boats, killing hundreds and forcing the evaucations of tens of thousands
Mar.14  Northern Japan  Meltdown alert at Japan reactor
Mar.17  UN Security Council  U.N. approves no-fly zone over Libya
Mar.18  Eastern Libya  Fighting reported near Benghazi
Mar.19   Libya
Mar.23  Syria  15 killed in Syria clashes
Mar.27  Libya  Libyan rebels sweeping westwards
Mar.28  Northern Japan  Radioactive water found outside plant
Apr.5   Northern Japan
Apr.11  Ivory Coast  Laurent Gbagbo captured
Apr.12  Northern Japan  Japan disaster now on Chernobyl level
Apr.22  Syria  75 Killed After Security Forces Open Fire
Apr.24  Libya  Nato strike hits Gaddafi compound
Apr.27  West Bank  Hamas, Fatah reach deal for government
Apr.28  Alabama  Death toll from storms in South nears 300
Apr.29   London
Apr.30  Syria  Syrian troops storm Daraa mosque
May.1   Pakistan
May.7  Washington  US releases Bin Laden home videos
May.14   New York
May.19  Washington  Obama made major Middle East speech
May.23  Missouri  89 killed by Missouri tornado
May.26  Serbia  Mladic arrested after years on the run
May.30  Hamburg  E. coli infections kill 6, sicken hundreds
Jun.3  Yemen  Yemen's presidential compound attacked
Jun.20  Australia  Ash cloud grounds Australian flights
Jun.29  Greece  Parliament's vote in favour of austerity
Jul.7  London  Hacking scandal spurs paper's closing
Jul.9   Southern Sudan
Jul.10  Volga Region  Cruise ship sinks with 182 aboard
Jul.19  Somalia  UN to declare famine in Somalia
Jul.21  Florida  Space shuttle makes final landing
Jul.22   Norway
Jul.23  Southern China  Bullet train derails, cars fall off bridge
Jul.27  South Korea  Landslide leaves 32 dead, dozens injured
Jul.28  Eastern Libya  Top Libyan rebel commander killed
Jul.31  Syria  Army, protesters clash, killing 71
Aug.3  Sydney  Bomb squad helps teenager
Aug.6  Washington  U.S. government credit downgraded
 Afghanistan  Taliban 'kill 30 elite US forces'
Aug.8  London  Further riots spreads across England
Aug.16  New Delhi  India activist on fast in prison
Aug.18  Israel  7 Israelis dead in string of attacks
Aug.21  Libya  Rebels move into central Tripoli
Aug.28  New York  Huge storm tears across New York
Sep.7  Russia  Airliner with ice hockey team in fatal crash
Sep.9  Egypt  Protesters break into Israeli embassy
Sep.11  Manhattan  Sombre US honours victims of 9/11
Sep.13  Pakistan  Floods kill more than 200 in Pakistan
Sep.15  Switzerland  UBS: 'Unauthorized' trades cost us $2 B
Sep.21  Iran  U.S. hikers in Iran freed
Sep.23   UN Gen. Assembly
Sep.30  Yemen  U.S.-born Muslim cleric killed
Oct.3  Italy  Knox murder conviction overturned
Oct.5   San Francisco Bay Area
Oct.18  Israel  Shalit back in Israel after swap
Oct.20  Thailand  Thai flooding threatens capital
  Libya
Oct.23  Turkey  7.2 quake strikes eastern Turkey
 Eastern Libya  Libya's new leaders declare liberation
Oct.26  Belgium  EU leaders reach eurozone agreement
Oct.27  Tunisia  Islamists win Tunisia's elections
Oct.31  Global  World population has reached 7 billion
Nov.7  Los Angeles  Doctor guilty over Michael Jackson death
Nov.9  Turkey  Turkish earthquake topples hotel
Nov.12  Rome  Berlusconi resigns as Italian PM
Nov.17  Manhattan  Mass arrests at Occupy protests
Nov.19  Cairo  Clashes intensify in Cairo's Tahrir Square
Nov.23  Saudi Arabia  Yemen leader signs deal to quit
Nov.26  Pakistan  Nato admits Pakistan troop deaths
Nov.29  Tehran  Iranian students storm UK embassy
 Norway  Breivik declared insane
Dec.3  US Georgia  Cain suspends US presidency bid
Dec.4  Iran  Iran shoots down American drone
Dec.8  India  At least 89 died in fire in Calcutta hospital fire
Dec.17  Southern Philippines  Philippines storm kills hundreds
  Iraq
Dec.18   North Korea
Dec.26  Syria  Arab League observers arrive in Syria
Dec.28  North Korea  Kim Jong-il state funeral held in N. Korea
Dec.29  North Korea  N Korea hails Kim's son as leader



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Tunisian president flees; PM takes reins
Defiant Cairo protesters lose fear
Huge crowds in Cairo for 'departure day'
Mubarak steps down, vice president says
Police move in on Bahrain protesters
More than 200 killed in Benghazi massacre
Saudi police open fire at protest
15 killed in Syria clashes
75 Killed After Security Forces Open Fire
Two Iranian warships 'enter Suez Canal'
Libyan rebels locked in battles
Fighting reported near Benghazi
Coalition launches Libya attacks
Libyan rebels sweeping westwards
Rebels move into central Tripoli
Libya interim leader: Gadhafi dead
Last US troops withdraw from Iraq
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North Africa
Tunisian president flees; PM takes reins
Defiant Cairo protesters lose fear
Huge crowds in Cairo for 'departure day'
Mubarak steps down, vice president says
More than 200 killed in Benghazi massacre
Two Iranian warships 'enter Suez Canal'
Libyan rebels locked in battles
Fighting reported near Benghazi
Coalition launches Libya attacks
Rebels move into central Tripoli
Libya interim leader: Gadhafi dead
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More than 200 killed in Benghazi massacre
North America
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot
U.N. approves no-fly zone over Libya
IMF head questioned over 'attack'
U.S. government credit downgraded
Abbas submitted request for full member
U.N. approves no-fly zone over Libya
Death toll from storms in South nears 300
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot
IMF head questioned over 'attack'
Europe
Prince William married Catherine Middleton
Hacking scandal spurs paper's closing
Berlusconi resigns as Italian PM
Mladic arrested after years on the run
7.2 quake strikes eastern Turkey
Blast rocks Moscow's main airport
Mladic arrested after years on the run
Norway struck by 2 deadly attacks
Further riots spreads across England
Libya
More than 200 killed in Benghazi massacre
Libyan rebels locked in battles
Fighting reported near Benghazi
Coalition launches Libya attacks
Rebels move into central Tripoli
Libya interim leader: Gadhafi dead
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More than 200 killed in Benghazi massacre
USA
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot
IMF head questioned over 'attack'
U.S. government credit downgraded
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Death toll from storms in South nears 300
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot
IMF head questioned over 'attack'
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Massive quake, tsunami hit Japan
Meltdown alert at Japan reactor
Radioactive water found outside plant
Water radiation millions of times over limit
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European Union
Prince William married Catherine Middleton
Hacking scandal spurs paper's closing
Berlusconi resigns as Italian PM
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Further riots spreads across England
Egypt
Defiant Cairo protesters lose fear
Huge crowds in Cairo for 'departure day'
Mubarak steps down, vice president says
Two Iranian warships 'enter Suez Canal'
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Syria
15 killed in Syria clashes
75 Killed After Security Forces Open Fire
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Eastern Libya
More than 200 killed in Benghazi massacre
Libyan rebels locked in battles
Fighting reported near Benghazi
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East Asia
N Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies
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Thai flooding threatens capital
Philippines storm kills hundreds
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United Kingdom
Prince William married Catherine Middleton
Hacking scandal spurs paper's closing
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Governor Taseer assassinated Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot Brisbane flood levels reach peak   The city of Brisbane has woken to widespread flooding, although the peak level is a meter lower than feared Thousands in peril in Brazil flooding   Tunisian president flees; PM takes reins   Army tanks and armored personnel carriers patrolled Tunis, a day after Ghannouchi announced that he is the interim president Blast rocks Moscow's main airport Defiant Cairo protesters lose fear 99% vote to split in Southern Sudan   98.83% of Southern Sudanese voted to split from the north, organizers reported, marking the first complete preliminary results Huge crowds in Cairo for 'departure day'   Mubarak steps down, vice president says Map of Cairo


January 2011 ... more > Top ^
Jan.4   Pakistan
 Queensland  City Rockhampton hitting flood peak
Jan.8   Arizona
Jan.12   Queensland  
Jan.13   Rio de Janeiro
Jan.14   Tunisia  
Jan.16  Haiti  'Baby Doc' Duvalier back in Haiti
Jan.17  Tunisia  N. Africa hit by wave of self-immolation
Jan.18  Washington  Obama hosts China's Hu at dinner
Jan.24   Moscow
Jan.25  Egypt  3 dead after thousands protest
Jan.29  Egypt  Embattled Mubarak appoints deputy
  Cairo
Jan.30   Southern Sudan  


February 2011 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1  Jordan  King dismisses government, appoints PM
Feb.4   Cairo
 Egypt  Tens of thousands demand change
Feb.11   Cairo  
  Hosni Mubarak is stepping down from the presidency, VP Omar Suleiman said, prompting Cairo demonstrators to chant 'Egypt is free!'.    Mubarak ruled for 30 years, suppressing dissent and protest. The news was gre...
Feb.12  Egypt  Egypt moves to reassure allies Feb.13  Japan  China overtakes Japan as 2nd economy Feb.14  Algeria  Unrest spread across M East and N Africa Feb.16   Bahrain Police move in on Bahrain protesters Feb.20   Eastern Libya     More than 200 killed in Benghazi massacre   Protesters used an explosives-laden car in an attempt to gain entry into a military camp and clashes were reported in a funeral procession Feb.21   New Zealand   Deadly quake strikes New Zealand Map of Christchurch New Zealand
  A 6.3-magnitude earthquake ripped through Christchurch, causing multiple fatalities as it toppled buildings onto buses, buckled streets.    The quake caused widespread damage and several power outages, particularly in the city of Christchurch...
  Egypt Two Iranian warships 'enter Suez Canal' Feb.22  Libya  Defiant Gaddafi refuses to quit Feb.26  UN Security Council  UN passes Gaddafi sanction vote

March 2011 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1  Pakistan  Pakistan minorities minister 'shot dead' Mar.4   Eastern Libya Libyan rebels locked in battles
Mar.10  Eastern Libya  Rebels forced from Libya oil port   Saudi Arabia Saudi police open fire at protest Mar.11   Northern Japan     Massive quake, tsunami hit Japan Map of Sendai Japan
  A 8.9 earthquakeis causing a tsunami that swept debris miles inland. Dozens of nations, including the U.S., are under a tsunami warning
 The most powerful earthquake to hit Japan in 100 years unleashed walls of water that swept across rice fields, engulfing towns, dragging houses onto highways and tossing cars and boats, killing hundreds and forcing the evaucations of tens of thousands
 Northern Japan  Huge blast at nuclear power plant Mar.12  Northern Japan  Exodus from Japan nuclear plant Mar.14   Northern Japan Meltdown alert at Japan reactor Mar.16  Northern Japan  Water dumped on Japan nuclear plant Mar.17   UN Security Council U.N. approves no-fly zone over Libya Mar.18  Tribal Areas  Calls for revenge after US drones kill 40  Northern Japan  Japan raises threat level at nuclear plant   Eastern Libya Fighting reported near Benghazi Mar.19   Libya     Coalition launches Libya attacks
  The UK, the US and France have begun attacking Libya as enforcement of the UN-mandated no-fly zone gets under way.    US and the UK have fired more than 110 missiles. Gad...
Mar.20  Egypt  Egyptians approve constitutional changes  Northern Japan  Food products limited from nuclear area Mar.21  Libya  Gadhafi's momentum stopped Mar.23  Los Angeles  Elizabeth Taylor dies   Syria 15 killed in Syria clashes
Mar.25  Northern Japan  Reactor core might be leaking Mar.27   Libya Libyan rebels sweeping westwards Mar.28   Northern Japan Radioactive water found outside plant Mar.30  London  Libyan foreign minister defects

April 2011 ... more > Top ^
Apr.4  Haiti  Martelly 'is Haiti poll winner' Apr.5   Northern Japan     Water radiation millions of times over limit
  An attempt to plug a leak of highly radioactive water from a nuclear reactor has shown a significant difference, despite the material not setting.    Tokyo Electric: an attempt to plug the leak had shown a 'significant difference,' despite the material n...
 Northern Japan  Radioactive water leak stopped Apr.6  Portugal  Portugal seeks bail-out from EU Apr.7  Northern Japan  New quake triggers tsunami warning Apr.8  Syria  Forces fire on Syrian protesters Apr.11   Ivory Coast   Laurent Gbagbo captured   Ivory Coast's UN-recognised President, Alassane Ouattara, has urged restraint after the dramatic capture of his bitter rival Apr.12   Northern Japan Japan disaster now on Chernobyl level Apr.13  Cairo  Hosni Mubarak's detention ordered Apr.17  Nigeria  Jonathan 'headed for Nigeria win' Apr.22   Syria 75 Killed After Security Forces Open Fire Apr.23  Cambodia  Thai-Cambodia clash deaths rise  Yemen  President Saleh agrees to step down Apr.24   Libya Nato strike hits Gaddafi compound Apr.27  Kabul  Man opens fire on Americans; 9 dead  Washington  Obama releases birth certificate   West Bank Hamas, Fatah reach deal for government Apr.28   Alabama   Death toll from storms in South nears 300   A barrage of storms claimed nearly 300 lives and reduced once-familiar neighborhoods to piles of bricks and lumber Apr.29   London   Prince William married Catherine Middleton Map of Westminster United Kingdom
  Prince William of Wales slipped a gold ring onto the finger of Catherine Middleton, and the couple vowed to love, comfort, honor each other.    Bells pealed over London and flag-waving crowds roared in excitement as Middleto...
Apr.30   Syria Syrian troops storm Daraa mosque  Libya  Nato strike 'kills Gaddafi's son

May 2011 ... more > Top ^
May.1  Vatican  John Paul II beatified   Pakistan     U.S. forces kill Osama bin Laden
Map of Abbottabad Pakistan
  The most prominent face of terror in America and beyond, Osama bin Laden, has been killed in Pakistan, U.S. officials said
 U.S. forces have the body of Osama b. Laden. He eluded capture for years, once slipping out of a training camp in Afghanistan just hours before a barrage of U.S. cruise missiles destroyed it. US Special Forces and US Marines do have a base relatively close to Abbottabad
May.2  Canada  PM Harper wins Canadian election May.5  Manhattan  Obama in 9/11 tribute after B Laden death May.7   Washington US releases Bin Laden home videos May.12  NW Pakistan  Suicide attacks in retaliation for bL's death May.14   New York     IMF head questioned over 'attack'
  The head of the IMF, Dominique Strass-Kahn, 62, is being questioned by New York police over an alleged sex attack on a hotel maid.    He was taken off an Air France plane at JFK airport minutes before it left for Paris. T...
May.15  Guatemala  27 headless bodies found in drug region May.17  Ireland  Queen honours Irish fighters May.19   Washington Obama made major Middle East speech
May.20  Washington  Obama and Netanyahu admit 'differences' May.21  Iceland  Iceland volcano starts erupting May.23   Missouri 89 killed by Missouri tornado May.26   Serbia     Mladic arrested after years on the run   Police have arrested former Serbian military commander Ratko Mladic, the highest-ranking war crimes suspect still at large from the Balkan w... May.28  Northern Afghanistan  Suicide blast: 1 general killed, 1 injured May.29  Switzerland  FIFA suspends top executives May.30   Hamburg E. coli infections kill 6, sicken hundreds May.31  Serbia  Appeal fails; Mladic extradited to Hague

June 2011 ... more > Top ^
Jun.2  Germany  Outbreak is new form of E. coli Jun.3   Yemen Yemen's presidential compound attacked
Jun.11  New Zealand  Chile volcano affects NZ flights Jun.16  al-Zawahiri  Bin Laden deputy to lead al Qaeda Jun.17  Southern China  Deadly floods hit China Jun.18  Kabul  Karzai: U.S. in peace talks with Taliban Jun.20  Russia  Northwestern Russia jet crash kills dozens   Australia Ash cloud grounds Australian flights Jun.22  Washington  Obama orders cut in Afghan force Jun.25  Beijing  Leading China activist Hu Jia 'freed' Jun.27  Hague  ICC issues warrant for Gadhafi Jun.29   Greece Parliament's vote in favour of austerity

July 2011 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1  New York  Judge releases Strauss-Kahn Jul.3  Thailand  Thailand elects its first woman PM Jul.7   London   Hacking scandal spurs paper's closing   The embattled tabloid News of the World, one of the oldest and best-selling newspapers in Britain, will shut down after Sunday's issue Jul.9   Southern Sudan   South Sudan raises national flag
Map of Juba Southern Sudan
  Tens of thousands of South Sudanese have watched the raising of the new country's flag at an independence ceremony in the capital.    Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-...
Jul.10   Volga Region Cruise ship sinks with 182 aboard Jul.12  Kandahar  Karzai's half-brother shot dead Jul.13  Mumbai  Fatal blasts shake Mumbai rush hour Jul.17  London  London police chief resigns amid scandal Jul.19  London  UK lawmakers grill Murdoch, ex-editor   Somalia UN to declare famine in Somalia Jul.21   Florida     Space shuttle makes final landing   Space shuttle Atlantis has landed back on Earth, bringing to a close America's 30-year orbiter program Jul.22   Norway     Norway struck by 2 deadly attacks
Map of Oslo Norway
  A 32-year-old Norwegian man was in custody after two attacks that killed at least 92 people and wounded scores of others
 The 1st attack occurred when a massive bomb erupted in the center of Oslo; At least seven people were killed. The 2nd at the ruling party's youth camp on an island outside the capital; At least 80 people died when a gunman opened fire at a island youth camp
Jul.23   Southern China Bullet train derails, cars fall off bridge Jul.27   South Korea Landslide leaves 32 dead, dozens injured Jul.28   Eastern Libya Top Libyan rebel commander killed Jul.31   Syria Army, protesters clash, killing 71

August 2011 ... more > Top ^
Aug.2  Washington  Obama signs bill to end default threat Aug.3   Sydney Bomb squad helps teenager
Aug.6   Washington   U.S. government credit downgraded  Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) downgraded its credit rating of the U.S. federal government from AAA to AA+   Afghanistan Taliban 'kill 30 elite US forces' Aug.8  New York  Global stock declined after US downgrade   London   Further riots spreads across England   Rioting has spread across London on a third night of violence, with unrest flaring up in other English cities Aug.13  Iowa  Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll Aug.14  Northern Syria  21 dead after naval forces shell city Aug.16   New Delhi India activist on fast in prison Aug.18   Israel 7 Israelis dead in string of attacks Aug.20  Iran  U.S. hikers get eight years in prison Aug.21   Libya     Rebels move into central Tripoli   A convoy of rebels has rolled into central Tripoli past celebrating crowds after a day of heavy fighting in and around the capital Aug.23  New York  Strauss-Kahn sex case dismissed Aug.26  Nigeria  Blast rocks UN building in Nigerian capital Aug.28   New York Huge storm tears across New York

September 2011 ... more > Top ^
Sep.2  Turkey  Turkey kicks out Israeli diplomats Sep.5  Somalia  Somalia famine 'may kill 750,000'  Niger  Libya army convoy reaches Niger Sep.7   Russia Airliner with ice hockey team in fatal crash
Sep.9   Egypt Protesters break into Israeli embassy Sep.11   Manhattan Sombre US honours victims of 9/11 Sep.13   Pakistan Floods kill more than 200 in Pakistan  Kabul  Militants fire on U.S. Embassy Sep.15   Switzerland UBS: 'Unauthorized' trades cost us $2 B  Libya  Sarkozy, Cameron pledge aid to Libya Sep.16  Nevada  Air race crash: 9 people killed, 52 injured Sep.20  Kabul  Ex-Afghanistan president assassinated  Libya  Anti-Gadhafi forces roll into Sabha Sep.21   Iran U.S. hikers in Iran freed  Mexico  35 bodies found in roadway Sep.22  Global  Shares sink over growth worries  Yemen  President Saleh returns to Yemen Sep.23   UN Gen. Assembly     Abbas submitted request for full member
  The Quartet negotiators has urged Israel and the Palestinians to resume peace talks within one month and aim for a deal by the end of 2012.    Addressing the General Assembly, Abbas urged the Security Council to back a state with pre-1967...
Sep.24  Moscow  Putin set to return as president Sep.30   Yemen U.S.-born Muslim cleric killed


October 2011 ... more > Top ^
Oct.3   Italy Knox murder conviction overturned
Oct.4  UN Security Council  UN resolution on Syria is vetoed Oct.5   San Francisco Bay Area     Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dies
  Former chief executive and co-founder of US technology giant Apple Steve Jobs has died, the company says. He was 56.    Jobs announced he was suffering from pancreatic cancer in 2004. Jobs introduced the colourful iMac computer, th...
Oct.9  Cairo  23 dead as forces clash with protesters Oct.10  New Zealand  NZ ship oil spill 'significant' Oct.11  Jerusalem  Prisoner swap deal to free Shalit  Washington  US disrupts 'Iranian terror plot' Oct.13  Kenya  Doctors seized near Somali border Oct.15  Manhattan  NY protests move to Times Square Oct.18   Israel     Shalit back in Israel after swap   Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit has arrived back in Israel following his release from five years' captivity, as part of a prisoner exchange dea... Oct.19  Athens  Greece MPs back austerity plans Oct.20   Thailand     Thai flooding threatens capital   Thais waded through flooded streets, their belongings and children perched on their shoulders   Libya     Libya interim leader: Gadhafi dead
Map of Sirte Libya
  Longtime Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi has been killed, interim Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril said
 Revolutionary fighters attacked the house where Gadhafi was hiding. A cell phone video aired on Al-Jazeera showed a bloodied Gadhafi with a wound to his head. Gadhafi's son, Mutassim, and his chief of intelligence, Abdullah al-Senussi, were also killed.
Oct.23   Turkey     7.2 quake strikes eastern Turkey   In the most powerful earthquake in a decade, citizens were using flashlights and shovels as they clambered over the rubble of collapsed buil...   Eastern Libya Libya's new leaders declare liberation Oct.25  Libya  Gadhafi buried along with son Oct.26   Belgium EU leaders reach eurozone agreement Oct.27  UN Security Council  U.N. ends NATO mission in Libya   Tunisia Islamists win Tunisia's elections Oct.29  Australia  Labour row grounds Qantas flights  Gaza  Islamic Jihad: Israel hits training camp Oct.31   Global World population has reached 7 billion

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Nov.3  Greece  Greek PM backs off plans for referendum Nov.4  Colombia  FARC leader Alfonso Cano killed Nov.7   Los Angeles Doctor guilty over Michael Jackson death
Nov.9   Turkey Turkish earthquake topples hotel Nov.10  Greece  Papademos named as new prime minister Nov.12   Rome     Berlusconi resigns as Italian PM   Silvio Berlusconi has resigned as prime minister of Italy, after dominating the country's politics for 17 years Nov.13  Rome  Monti nominated to replace Berlusconi Nov.17  Northern Syria  Syrian defectors strike pro-regime office   Manhattan Mass arrests at Occupy protests Nov.19   Cairo Clashes intensify in Cairo's Tahrir Square Nov.23   Saudi Arabia Yemen leader signs deal to quit  Cairo  Unrest continues in central Cairo Nov.24  Egypt  Egypt military 'appoints new PM' Nov.26   Pakistan Nato admits Pakistan troop deaths Nov.27  Egypt  Arab League imposed sanctions on Syria Nov.29   Tehran Iranian students storm UK embassy   Norway Breivik declared insane

December 2011 ... more > Top ^
Dec.3  Egypt  Egypt Islamists widen poll lead   US Georgia Cain suspends US presidency bid
Dec.4   Iran Iran shoots down American drone  Russia  United Russia party suffers exit poll blow Dec.8   India At least 89 died in fire in Calcutta hospital fire Dec.9  Belgium  Eurozone deal reached without UK Dec.10  Moscow  Russian protests biggest in years Dec.12  Canada  Canada pulls out of Kyoto accord Dec.13  Belgium  Deadly attack rocks Belgian city Dec.15  Paris  Chirac found guilty on corruption charges  Baghdad  US flag ceremony ends war in Iraq Dec.17   Southern Philippines   Philippines storm kills hundreds   A tropical storm has killed at least 430 people in the Philippines, with flash floods leaving many others missing. Tens of thousands of people...   Iraq   Last US troops withdraw from Iraq
  The last convoy of US troops to leave Iraq has entered Kuwait, nearly nine years after the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.    The column of about 100 armoured vehicles carrying 500 soldiers crossed t...
Dec.18  Czech Republic  Czech statesman Vaclav Havel dies   North Korea     N Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies
  North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has died at the age of 69, state-run television in an emotional statement has announced
 The announcer, wearing black, said he had died of physical and mental over-work. He has been the dictator of the communist country since the death of his father Kim Il-sung in 1994. Kim Jong-il suffered a stroke in 2008 and was absent from public view for months. His designated successor is believed to be his son, Kim Jong-woon
Dec.19  Baghdad  Arrest warrant issued for vice president Dec.21  Baghdad  Multiple Iraq blasts kill at least 63 people Dec.22  Southern Philippines  Floods: More than 1,000 remain missing Dec.23  Syria  Syria 'suicide attacks kill 40' Dec.25  Nigeria  Churches bombed on Christmas Day Dec.26   Syria Arab League observers arrive in Syria  Jerusalem  Clashes in Israel segregation row Dec.28   North Korea Kim Jong-il state funeral held in N. Korea Dec.29   North Korea N Korea hails Kim's son as leader  Turkey  Turkey raid kills 35 on Iraq border


Two Iranian warships 'enter Suez Canal' Libyan rebels locked in battles U.N. approves no-fly zone over Libya Fighting reported near Benghazi   Coalition launches Libya attacks




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2011
Feb.12  Egypt  Egypt moves to reassure allies
Feb.21   Egypt
Mar.4   Eastern Libya
Mar.10  Eastern Libya  Rebels forced from Libya oil port
Mar.17   UN Security Council
Mar.18  Tribal Areas  Calls for revenge after US drones kill 40
Mar.18   Eastern Libya
Mar.19   Libya
  The UK, the US and France have begun attacking Libya as enforcement of the UN-mandated no-fly zone gets under way.    US and the UK have fired more than 110 missiles. Gad...
Mar.21  Libya  Gadhafi's momentum stopped Mar.27   Libya Libyan rebels sweeping westwards
Apr.23  Cambodia  Thai-Cambodia clash deaths rise Apr.24   Libya Nato strike hits Gaddafi compound Apr.27  Kabul  Man opens fire on Americans; 9 dead Apr.30  Libya  Nato strike 'kills Gaddafi's son May.1   Pakistan   U.S. forces kill Osama bin Laden
Map of Abbottabad Pakistan
  The most prominent face of terror in America and beyond, Osama bin Laden, has been killed in Pakistan, U.S. officials said
 U.S. forces have the body of Osama b. Laden. He eluded capture for years, once slipping out of a training camp in Afghanistan just hours before a barrage of U.S. cruise missiles destroyed it. US Special Forces and US Marines do have a base relatively close to Abbottabad
May.26   Serbia   Mladic arrested after years on the run   Police have arrested former Serbian military commander Ratko Mladic, the highest-ranking war crimes suspect still at large from the Balkan w... May.28  Northern Afghanistan  Suicide blast: 1 general killed, 1 injured May.31  Serbia  Appeal fails; Mladic extradited to Hague Jun.3   Yemen Yemen's presidential compound attacked Jun.18  Kabul  Karzai: U.S. in peace talks with Taliban Jun.22  Washington  Obama orders cut in Afghan force Jul.28   Eastern Libya Top Libyan rebel commander killed Jul.31   Syria Army, protesters clash, killing 71 Aug.6   Afghanistan Taliban 'kill 30 elite US forces' Aug.14  Northern Syria  21 dead after naval forces shell city Aug.18   Israel 7 Israelis dead in string of attacks Aug.21   Libya   Rebels move into central Tripoli   A convoy of rebels has rolled into central Tripoli past celebrating crowds after a day of heavy fighting in and around the capital Sep.5  Niger  Libya army convoy reaches Niger Sep.13  Kabul  Militants fire on U.S. Embassy Sep.20  Libya  Anti-Gadhafi forces roll into Sabha Sep.30   Yemen U.S.-born Muslim cleric killed Oct.11  Jerusalem  Prisoner swap deal to free Shalit Oct.18   Israel   Shalit back in Israel after swap   Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit has arrived back in Israel following his release from five years' captivity, as part of a prisoner exchange dea... Oct.20   Libya   Libya interim leader: Gadhafi dead Map of Sirte Libya
  Longtime Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi has been killed, interim Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril said
 Revolutionary fighters attacked the house where Gadhafi was hiding. A cell phone video aired on Al-Jazeera showed a bloodied Gadhafi with a wound to his head. Gadhafi's son, Mutassim, and his chief of intelligence, Abdullah al-Senussi, were also killed.
Oct.23   Eastern Libya Libya's new leaders declare liberation Oct.27  UN Security Council  U.N. ends NATO mission in Libya Oct.29  Gaza  Islamic Jihad: Israel hits training camp Nov.4  Colombia  FARC leader Alfonso Cano killed Nov.17  Northern Syria  Syrian defectors strike pro-regime office Nov.26   Pakistan Nato admits Pakistan troop deaths Dec.4   Iran Iran shoots down American drone Dec.15  Baghdad  US flag ceremony ends war in Iraq Dec.17   Iraq Last US troops withdraw from Iraq
  The last convoy of US troops to leave Iraq has entered Kuwait, nearly nine years after the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.    The column of about 100 armoured vehicles carrying 500 soldiers crossed t...
Dec.29  Turkey  Turkey raid kills 35 on Iraq border



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2011 Jan.4  Queensland  City Rockhampton hitting flood peak Jan.12   Queensland Brisbane flood levels reach peak   The city of Brisbane has woken to widespread flooding, although the peak level is a meter lower than feared Jan.13   Rio de Janeiro Thousands in peril in Brazil flooding
Feb.21   New Zealand Deadly quake strikes New Zealand Map of Christchurch New Zealand
  A 6.3-magnitude earthquake ripped through Christchurch, causing multiple fatalities as it toppled buildings onto buses, buckled streets.    The quake caused widespread damage and several power outages, particularly in the city of Christchurch...
Mar.11   Northern Japan   Massive quake, tsunami hit Japan Map of Sendai Japan
  A 8.9 earthquakeis causing a tsunami that swept debris miles inland. Dozens of nations, including the U.S., are under a tsunami warning
 The most powerful earthquake to hit Japan in 100 years unleashed walls of water that swept across rice fields, engulfing towns, dragging houses onto highways and tossing cars and boats, killing hundreds and forcing the evaucations of tens of thousands
Mar.11  Northern Japan  Huge blast at nuclear power plant Mar.12  Northern Japan  Exodus from Japan nuclear plant Mar.14   Northern Japan Meltdown alert at Japan reactor Mar.16  Northern Japan  Water dumped on Japan nuclear plant Mar.18  Northern Japan  Japan raises threat level at nuclear plant Mar.20  Northern Japan  Food products limited from nuclear area Mar.25  Northern Japan  Reactor core might be leaking Mar.28   Northern Japan Radioactive water found outside plant Apr.5   Northern Japan   Water radiation millions of times over limit
  An attempt to plug a leak of highly radioactive water from a nuclear reactor has shown a significant difference, despite the material not setting.    Tokyo Electric: an attempt to plug the leak had shown a 'significant difference,' despite the material n...
Apr.5  Northern Japan  Radioactive water leak stopped Apr.7  Northern Japan  New quake triggers tsunami warning Apr.12   Northern Japan Japan disaster now on Chernobyl level
Apr.28   Alabama Death toll from storms in South nears 300   A barrage of storms claimed nearly 300 lives and reduced once-familiar neighborhoods to piles of bricks and lumber May.21  Iceland  Iceland volcano starts erupting May.23   Missouri 89 killed by Missouri tornado May.30   Hamburg E. coli infections kill 6, sicken hundreds Jun.2  Germany  Outbreak is new form of E. coli Jun.11  New Zealand  Chile volcano affects NZ flights Jun.17  Southern China  Deadly floods hit China Jun.20  Russia  Northwestern Russia jet crash kills dozens Jun.20   Australia Ash cloud grounds Australian flights Jul.10   Volga Region Cruise ship sinks with 182 aboard Jul.19   Somalia UN to declare famine in Somalia Jul.23   Southern China Bullet train derails, cars fall off bridge Jul.27   South Korea Landslide leaves 32 dead, dozens injured Aug.28   New York Huge storm tears across New York Sep.5  Somalia  Somalia famine 'may kill 750,000' Sep.7   Russia Airliner with ice hockey team in fatal crash Sep.13   Pakistan Floods kill more than 200 in Pakistan Sep.16  Nevada  Air race crash: 9 people killed, 52 injured Oct.10  New Zealand  NZ ship oil spill 'significant' Oct.20   Thailand   Thai flooding threatens capital   Thais waded through flooded streets, their belongings and children perched on their shoulders Oct.23   Turkey   7.2 quake strikes eastern Turkey   In the most powerful earthquake in a decade, citizens were using flashlights and shovels as they clambered over the rubble of collapsed buil... Nov.9   Turkey Turkish earthquake topples hotel Dec.8   India At least 89 died in fire in Calcutta hospital fire Dec.17   Southern Philippines Philippines storm kills hundreds   A tropical storm has killed at least 430 people in the Philippines, with flash floods leaving many others missing. Tens of thousands of people... Dec.22  Southern Philippines  Floods: More than 1,000 remain missing



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2011 May.29  Switzerland  FIFA suspends top executives Sep.7   Russia Airliner with ice hockey team in fatal crash




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2011 Feb.13  Japan  China overtakes Japan as 2nd economy Mar.10  Eastern Libya  Rebels forced from Libya oil port Mar.14   Northern Japan Meltdown alert at Japan reactor
Mar.20  Northern Japan  Food products limited from nuclear area Mar.23  Los Angeles  Elizabeth Taylor dies Apr.6  Portugal  Portugal seeks bail-out from EU Jul.7   London Hacking scandal spurs paper's closing   The embattled tabloid News of the World, one of the oldest and best-selling newspapers in Britain, will shut down after Sunday's issue Aug.2  Washington  Obama signs bill to end default threat Aug.6   Washington U.S. government credit downgraded  Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) downgraded its credit rating of the U.S. federal government from AAA to AA+ Aug.8  New York  Global stock declined after US downgrade Sep.15   Switzerland UBS: 'Unauthorized' trades cost us $2 B Sep.22  Global  Shares sink over growth worries Oct.5   San Francisco Bay Area   Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dies
  Former chief executive and co-founder of US technology giant Apple Steve Jobs has died, the company says. He was 56.    Jobs announced he was suffering from pancreatic cancer in 2004. Jobs introduced the colourful iMac computer, th...
Oct.26   Belgium EU leaders reach eurozone agreement
Oct.29  Australia  Labour row grounds Qantas flights



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2011 Jan.4   Pakistan Governor Taseer assassinated
Jan.8   Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot Jan.24   Moscow Blast rocks Moscow's main airport Feb.20   Eastern Libya   More than 200 killed in Benghazi massacre   Protesters used an explosives-laden car in an attempt to gain entry into a military camp and clashes were reported in a funeral procession Mar.1  Pakistan  Pakistan minorities minister 'shot dead' Apr.13  Cairo  Hosni Mubarak's detention ordered May.1   Pakistan   U.S. forces kill Osama bin Laden Map of Abbottabad Pakistan
  The most prominent face of terror in America and beyond, Osama bin Laden, has been killed in Pakistan, U.S. officials said
 U.S. forces have the body of Osama b. Laden. He eluded capture for years, once slipping out of a training camp in Afghanistan just hours before a barrage of U.S. cruise missiles destroyed it. US Special Forces and US Marines do have a base relatively close to Abbottabad
May.5  Manhattan  Obama in 9/11 tribute after B Laden death May.12  NW Pakistan  Suicide attacks in retaliation for bL's death May.14   New York   IMF head questioned over 'attack'
  The head of the IMF, Dominique Strass-Kahn, 62, is being questioned by New York police over an alleged sex attack on a hotel maid.    He was taken off an Air France plane at JFK airport minutes before it left for Paris. T...
May.15  Guatemala  27 headless bodies found in drug region May.26   Serbia   Mladic arrested after years on the run   Police have arrested former Serbian military commander Ratko Mladic, the highest-ranking war crimes suspect still at large from the Balkan w... May.28  Northern Afghanistan  Suicide blast: 1 general killed, 1 injured May.31  Serbia  Appeal fails; Mladic extradited to Hague Jun.16  al-Zawahiri  Bin Laden deputy to lead al Qaeda Jun.27  Hague  ICC issues warrant for Gadhafi Jul.1  New York  Judge releases Strauss-Kahn Jul.12  Kandahar  Karzai's half-brother shot dead Jul.13  Mumbai  Fatal blasts shake Mumbai rush hour Jul.22   Norway   Norway struck by 2 deadly attacks
Map of Oslo Norway
  A 32-year-old Norwegian man was in custody after two attacks that killed at least 92 people and wounded scores of others
 The 1st attack occurred when a massive bomb erupted in the center of Oslo; At least seven people were killed. The 2nd at the ruling party's youth camp on an island outside the capital; At least 80 people died when a gunman opened fire at a island youth camp
Jul.28   Eastern Libya Top Libyan rebel commander killed Aug.3   Sydney Bomb squad helps teenager Aug.8   London Further riots spreads across England   Rioting has spread across London on a third night of violence, with unrest flaring up in other English cities Aug.16   New Delhi India activist on fast in prison Aug.18   Israel 7 Israelis dead in string of attacks Aug.20  Iran  U.S. hikers get eight years in prison Aug.23  New York  Strauss-Kahn sex case dismissed Aug.26  Nigeria  Blast rocks UN building in Nigerian capital Sep.9   Egypt Protesters break into Israeli embassy Sep.11   Manhattan Sombre US honours victims of 9/11 Sep.13  Kabul  Militants fire on U.S. Embassy Sep.20  Kabul  Ex-Afghanistan president assassinated Sep.21  Mexico  35 bodies found in roadway Sep.30   Yemen U.S.-born Muslim cleric killed Oct.3   Italy Knox murder conviction overturned Oct.9  Cairo  23 dead as forces clash with protesters Oct.11  Jerusalem  Prisoner swap deal to free Shalit Oct.11  Washington  US disrupts 'Iranian terror plot' Oct.13  Kenya  Doctors seized near Somali border Oct.29  Gaza  Islamic Jihad: Israel hits training camp Nov.7   Los Angeles Doctor guilty over Michael Jackson death Nov.29   Norway Breivik declared insane Dec.13  Belgium  Deadly attack rocks Belgian city Dec.15  Paris  Chirac found guilty on corruption charges Dec.19  Baghdad  Arrest warrant issued for vice president Dec.21  Baghdad  Multiple Iraq blasts kill at least 63 people Dec.23  Syria  Syria 'suicide attacks kill 40' Dec.25  Nigeria  Churches bombed on Christmas Day



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2011 Jan.8   Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot
Jan.14   Tunisia   Tunisian president flees; PM takes reins   Army tanks and armored personnel carriers patrolled Tunis, a day after Ghannouchi announced that he is the interim president Jan.16  Haiti  'Baby Doc' Duvalier back in Haiti Jan.17  Tunisia  N. Africa hit by wave of self-immolation Jan.18  Washington  Obama hosts China's Hu at dinner Jan.25  Egypt  3 dead after thousands protest Jan.29  Egypt  Embattled Mubarak appoints deputy Jan.29   Cairo Defiant Cairo protesters lose fear Jan.30   Southern Sudan 99% vote to split in Southern Sudan   98.83% of Southern Sudanese voted to split from the north, organizers reported, marking the first complete preliminary results Feb.1  Jordan  King dismisses government, appoints PM Feb.4   Cairo Huge crowds in Cairo for 'departure day' Feb.4  Egypt  Tens of thousands demand change Feb.11   Cairo   Mubarak steps down, vice president says Map of Cairo
  Hosni Mubarak is stepping down from the presidency, VP Omar Suleiman said, prompting Cairo demonstrators to chant 'Egypt is free!'.    Mubarak ruled for 30 years, suppressing dissent and protest. The news was gre...
Feb.12  Egypt  Egypt moves to reassure allies Feb.14  Algeria  Unrest spread across M East and N Africa Feb.16   Bahrain Police move in on Bahrain protesters Feb.20   Eastern Libya   More than 200 killed in Benghazi massacre   Protesters used an explosives-laden car in an attempt to gain entry into a military camp and clashes were reported in a funeral procession Feb.22  Libya  Defiant Gaddafi refuses to quit Feb.26  UN Security Council  UN passes Gaddafi sanction vote Mar.1  Pakistan  Pakistan minorities minister 'shot dead' Mar.10   Saudi Arabia Saudi police open fire at protest Mar.17   UN Security Council U.N. approves no-fly zone over Libya Mar.18  Tribal Areas  Calls for revenge after US drones kill 40 Mar.20  Egypt  Egyptians approve constitutional changes Mar.23   Syria 15 killed in Syria clashes Mar.30  London  Libyan foreign minister defects Apr.4  Haiti  Martelly 'is Haiti poll winner' Apr.6  Portugal  Portugal seeks bail-out from EU Apr.8  Syria  Forces fire on Syrian protesters Apr.11   Ivory Coast Laurent Gbagbo captured   Ivory Coast's UN-recognised President, Alassane Ouattara, has urged restraint after the dramatic capture of his bitter rival Apr.13  Cairo  Hosni Mubarak's detention ordered Apr.17  Nigeria  Jonathan 'headed for Nigeria win' Apr.22   Syria 75 Killed After Security Forces Open Fire Apr.23  Yemen  President Saleh agrees to step down Apr.27  Washington  Obama releases birth certificate Apr.27   West Bank Hamas, Fatah reach deal for government Apr.29   London Prince William married Catherine Middleton Map of Westminster United Kingdom
  Prince William of Wales slipped a gold ring onto the finger of Catherine Middleton, and the couple vowed to love, comfort, honor each other.    Bells pealed over London and flag-waving crowds roared in excitement as Middleto...
Apr.30   Syria Syrian troops storm Daraa mosque Apr.30  Libya  Nato strike 'kills Gaddafi's son May.1  Vatican  John Paul II beatified May.2  Canada  PM Harper wins Canadian election May.5  Manhattan  Obama in 9/11 tribute after B Laden death May.7   Washington US releases Bin Laden home videos May.14   New York   IMF head questioned over 'attack'
  The head of the IMF, Dominique Strass-Kahn, 62, is being questioned by New York police over an alleged sex attack on a hotel maid.    He was taken off an Air France plane at JFK airport minutes before it left for Paris. T...
May.17  Ireland  Queen honours Irish fighters May.19   Washington Obama made major Middle East speech
May.20  Washington  Obama and Netanyahu admit 'differences' May.29  Switzerland  FIFA suspends top executives Jun.18  Kabul  Karzai: U.S. in peace talks with Taliban Jun.22  Washington  Obama orders cut in Afghan force Jun.25  Beijing  Leading China activist Hu Jia 'freed' Jun.27  Hague  ICC issues warrant for Gadhafi Jun.29   Greece Parliament's vote in favour of austerity Jul.3  Thailand  Thailand elects its first woman PM Jul.7   London Hacking scandal spurs paper's closing   The embattled tabloid News of the World, one of the oldest and best-selling newspapers in Britain, will shut down after Sunday's issue Jul.9   Southern Sudan South Sudan raises national flag Map of Juba Southern Sudan
  Tens of thousands of South Sudanese have watched the raising of the new country's flag at an independence ceremony in the capital.    Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-...
Jul.17  London  London police chief resigns amid scandal Jul.19  London  UK lawmakers grill Murdoch, ex-editor Jul.21   Florida   Space shuttle makes final landing   Space shuttle Atlantis has landed back on Earth, bringing to a close America's 30-year orbiter program Jul.31   Syria Army, protesters clash, killing 71 Aug.2  Washington  Obama signs bill to end default threat Aug.6   Washington U.S. government credit downgraded  Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) downgraded its credit rating of the U.S. federal government from AAA to AA+ Aug.13  Iowa  Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll Aug.14  Northern Syria  21 dead after naval forces shell city Aug.16   New Delhi India activist on fast in prison Aug.20  Iran  U.S. hikers get eight years in prison Sep.2  Turkey  Turkey kicks out Israeli diplomats Sep.5  Niger  Libya army convoy reaches Niger Sep.9   Egypt Protesters break into Israeli embassy Sep.11   Manhattan Sombre US honours victims of 9/11 Sep.13  Kabul  Militants fire on U.S. Embassy Sep.15  Libya  Sarkozy, Cameron pledge aid to Libya Sep.21   Iran U.S. hikers in Iran freed Sep.22  Yemen  President Saleh returns to Yemen Sep.23   UN Gen. Assembly   Abbas submitted request for full member
  The Quartet negotiators has urged Israel and the Palestinians to resume peace talks within one month and aim for a deal by the end of 2012.    Addressing the General Assembly, Abbas urged the Security Council to back a state with pre-1967...
Sep.24  Moscow  Putin set to return as president Oct.4  UN Security Council  UN resolution on Syria is vetoed Oct.9  Cairo  23 dead as forces clash with protesters Oct.11  Jerusalem  Prisoner swap deal to free Shalit Oct.15  Manhattan  NY protests move to Times Square Oct.19  Athens  Greece MPs back austerity plans Oct.23   Eastern Libya Libya's new leaders declare liberation
Oct.25  Libya  Gadhafi buried along with son Oct.26   Belgium EU leaders reach eurozone agreement Oct.27   Tunisia Islamists win Tunisia's elections Oct.31   Global World population has reached 7 billion Nov.3  Greece  Greek PM backs off plans for referendum Nov.10  Greece  Papademos named as new prime minister Nov.12   Rome   Berlusconi resigns as Italian PM   Silvio Berlusconi has resigned as prime minister of Italy, after dominating the country's politics for 17 years Nov.13  Rome  Monti nominated to replace Berlusconi Nov.17   Manhattan Mass arrests at Occupy protests Nov.19   Cairo Clashes intensify in Cairo's Tahrir Square Nov.23   Saudi Arabia Yemen leader signs deal to quit Nov.23  Cairo  Unrest continues in central Cairo Nov.24  Egypt  Egypt military 'appoints new PM' Nov.27  Egypt  Arab League imposed sanctions on Syria Nov.29   Tehran Iranian students storm UK embassy Dec.3  Egypt  Egypt Islamists widen poll lead Dec.3   US Georgia Cain suspends US presidency bid Dec.4  Russia  United Russia party suffers exit poll blow Dec.9  Belgium  Eurozone deal reached without UK Dec.10  Moscow  Russian protests biggest in years Dec.12  Canada  Canada pulls out of Kyoto accord Dec.15  Paris  Chirac found guilty on corruption charges Dec.18  Czech Republic  Czech statesman Vaclav Havel dies Dec.18   North Korea   N Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies
  North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has died at the age of 69, state-run television in an emotional statement has announced
 The announcer, wearing black, said he had died of physical and mental over-work. He has been the dictator of the communist country since the death of his father Kim Il-sung in 1994. Kim Jong-il suffered a stroke in 2008 and was absent from public view for months. His designated successor is believed to be his son, Kim Jong-woon
Dec.19  Baghdad  Arrest warrant issued for vice president Dec.26   Syria Arab League observers arrive in Syria
Dec.26  Jerusalem  Clashes in Israel segregation row Dec.28   North Korea Kim Jong-il state funeral held in N. Korea Dec.29   North Korea N Korea hails Kim's son as leader