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February 2007 is the second month of the year. It began on a Thursday and 28 days later, ended on a Wednesday. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... The god Thor, after whom Thursday is named. ... The god Woden, after whom Wednesday was named. ...


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February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Waitangi Day is a public holiday in New Zealand held each year on February 6 to celebrate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealands founding document, on that date in 1840. ... February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Valentines Day postcard, c. ...

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Hundreds of people in US gather around New York train station to trade old one dollar bills for the new George Washington one dollar coin. February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... This article is about the Harry Potter series of novels. ... Joanne Rowling OBE (born July 31, 1965 in Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire), commonly known as J.K. Rowling (pronunciation: roll-ing; her former students used to joke with her name calling her the Rolling Stone), is a British fiction writer. ... Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the seventh and final book in the Harry Potter series of novels by J. K. Rowling. ... July 21 is the 202nd day (203rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 163 days remaining. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... Non-Smoking sign. ... A cigarette will burn to ash on one end. ... For the article on tobacco smoking, see here; For the main health effects of tobacco smoking, see here: Second-hand Smoke redirects here, for the Sublime album, see Second-hand Smoke (album) Passive smoking (also known as environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), involuntary smoking or secondhand smoke) occurs when the exhaled... In the United Kingdom, the Prime Minister is the head of government, exercising many of the executive functions nominally vested in the Sovereign, who is head of state. ... For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born May 6, 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the Labour Party, and Member of Parliament for the constituency... New Scotland Yard, London New Scotland Yard, it blowwsssss often referred to simply as Scotland Yard or The Yard, is the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service, responsible for policing Greater London (although not the City of London itself). ... Cash for Peerages is the name given by some in the British media to a political scandal in the United Kingdom in 2006 concerning the connection between political donations and the award of life peerages. ... The Bundu dia Kongo (Kingdom of Kongo) is a political-religious group centred in the Bas-Congo province (west of Kinshasa) which has campaigned for the independence of the Bas-Congo region from the rest of the DRC. Its adherents have to renounce western and eastern religions. ... Combatants Military of Yemen Shiite insurgents Commanders many Hussein al-Houthi† Badreddin al-Huthi Casualties > 700 killed[1] The Sadah conflict began in June 2004 when dissident cleric Hussein al-Houthi, head of the Shī‘a Zeidi sect, launched an uprising against the Yemeni government. ... Combatants Hamas Fatah Strength 6,000 (mostly in Gaza) 30,000 (mostly in the W. Bank) Casualties 26 killed 42 killed 28 civilians killed 305 wounded on both sides (at least) The Palestinian civil skirmishes began after the ruling Hamas party accused Fatah of trying to kill the Palestinian National... Hamas (Arabic: ; acronym: Arabic: , or Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiyya or Islamic Resistance Movement; the Arabic acronym means zeal) is a Palestinian Islamist organization that currently (since January 2006) forms the majority party of the Palestinian National Authority. ... Mahmoud Abbas (Arabic: محمود عباس) (born March 26, 1935), commonly known by the kunya or nom de guerre Abu Mazen (ابو مازن), was elected President of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) on January 9, 2005, and took office on January 15, 2005. ... Fatah (Arabic: ); a reverse acronym from the Arabic name Harakat al-Tahrir al-Watani al-Filastini (literally: Palestinian National Liberation Movement) is a major secular Palestinian political party and the largest organization in the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), a generally secular multi-party confederation. ... Janelle Patton was a Sydney woman who was brutally murdered on Norfolk Island in 2002. ... February 2 is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... TV images showed the violent clashes (SKY Sports) On February 2, 2007, football violence occurred between football supporters and the police in Catania, Italy. ... Ali Hassanal-Majid (Arabic: علي حسن المجيد) (born 1943) is a former Iraqi official and commander. ... Iraqi President Saddam Hussein talks with elite Republican Guard officers in Baghdad on March 1, 2003. ... Genocide is the mass killing of a group of people as defined by Article 2 of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (CPPCG) as any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or... Kurds are one of the Iranian peoples and speak Kurdish, a north-Western Iranian language related to Persian. ... Motto: None Anthem: Ey Reqîb (English: Hey Guardian) Capital Arbil Largest city Erbil Official languages Kurdish, Arabic, (Assyrian (Syriac)) and (Iraqi Turkmen) [1] Government Parliamentary Democracy  - President Masoud Barzani  - Prime Minister Nechervan Idris Barzani  - Deputy Prime Minister Omer Fattah Hussain Formation of Autonomous Region    - Autonomy Accord Agreement is Signed... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ... Combatants Hamas Fatah Strength 6,000 (mostly in Gaza) 30,000 (mostly in the W. Bank) Casualties 26 killed 42 killed 28 civilians killed 305 wounded on both sides (at least) The Palestinian civil skirmishes began after the ruling Hamas party accused Fatah of trying to kill the Palestinian National... Hamas (Arabic: ; acronym: Arabic: , or Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiyya or Islamic Resistance Movement; the Arabic acronym means zeal) is a Palestinian Islamist organization that currently (since January 2006) forms the majority party of the Palestinian National Authority. ... Fatah (Arabic: ); a reverse acronym from the Arabic name Harakat al-Tahrir al-Watani al-Filastini (literally: Palestinian National Liberation Movement) is a major secular Palestinian political party and the largest organization in the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), a generally secular multi-party confederation. ... Paramount leader (Simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: , literally the highest leader of the country), in modern Chinese political science, unofficially refers to the political leader of the Peoples Republic of China who controls the three branches of the Chinese political system (Communist Party of China, Peoples Republic of China and... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the United Nations, for other uses of UN see UN (disambiguation) Official languages English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic Secretary-General Kofi Annan (since 1997) Established October 24, 1945 Member states 191 Headquarters New York City, NY, USA Official site http://www. ... Economic sanctions are economic penalties applied by one country (or group of countries) on another for a variety of reasons. ... There have been several Wars in Somalia: The 1988-present Somali Civil War The 2006-present War in Somalia Category: ... US soldier loading a M224 60-mm mortar. ... Mogadishu (Somali: Muqdisho, popularly Xamar; Arabic: ; Italian: ), is the largest city in Somalia, and its capital. ... Martti Oiva Kalevi Ahtisaari (IPA: ) (born June 23, 1937) is a former President of Finland (1994–2000) and a UN diplomat and mediator, noted for his international peace work. ... The foundation of the U.N. The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ... See also: Constitutional status of Kosovo // After the 1999 Kosovo War, the question of Kosovos future status -- i. ... For uses of the name Kosova, see Kosova (disambiguation). ... Anthem Serbia() on the European continent() Capital (and largest city) Belgrade Official languages Serbian language 1 Recognised regional languages Hungarian, Croatian, Slovak, Romanian, Rusyn 2 Albanian, English 3 Government Parliamentary republic  -  President Boris Tadić  -  Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica Establishment  -  Formation 8th century   -  Independence c. ... IPCC is the science authority for the UNFCCC The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was established in 1988 by two United Nations organizations, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), to evaluate the risk of climate change brought on by humans, based mainly on... Climate Change 2007, the Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), is the fourth in a series of such reports. ... The term climate change is used to refer to changes in the Earths climate. ... 1Time from first tornado to last tornado 2Most severe tornado damage; see Enhanced Fujita scale The Central Florida Tornado of February 2007 was an isolated, but devastating, tornado that took place in Lake County, Florida in the morning of February 2, 2007. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... For other uses of Tornado, see Tornado (disambiguation). ... The start of the major fires On November 16, 2006, rioting broke out in the Tongan capital of NukuÊ»alofa. ... February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... Hassan Nasrallah (Arabic: ) (b. ... For other uses, see Hezbollah (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... The Baghdad market bombing was the detonation of a large truck bomb in a busy market in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on February 3, 2007. ... Baghdad (Arabic: ) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate. ... A car bomb is a bomb that is placed in a car or truck and is intended to be exploded while there. ... Kirkuk (also spelled Karkuk or Kerkuk; Arabic: كركوك, KirkÅ«k; Kurdish: كه‌ركووك, Kerkûk; Syriac: ܐܪܦܗܐ, Arrapha; Persian: کرکوک; Turkish: Kerkük) is a city in northern Iraq and capital of Taamim Governorate. ... For the current concern about the transmission of an avian flu to humans see Transmission and infection of H5N1. ... Influenza A virus subtype H5N1, also known as A(H5N1) or simply H5N1, is a subtype of the Influenza A virus which can cause illness in humans and many other animal species. ... Bernard Matthews is a food processing company headquartered in Norwich, Norfolk, with 57 farms throughout Norfolk, Suffolk and Lincolnshire [1]. They produce and market turkey and other meat products, oven-ready turkeys, day-old turkeys, fish products and other poultry products. ... Holton St Peter Holton, in Suffolk, England, is a village near to the town of Halesworth with a population of around 1,100. ... Suffolk (pronounced ) is a large historic and modern non-metropolitan county in East Anglia, England. ... A state of emergency is a governmental declaration that may suspend certain normal functions of government, may work to alert citizens to alter their normal behaviors, or may order government agencies to implement emergency preparedness plans. ... Chart of ocean surface temperature anomaly [°C] during the last strong El Niño in December 1997 El Niño and La Niña (also written in English as El Nino and La Nina) are major temperature fluctuations in surface waters of the tropical Eastern Pacific Ocean. ... TV images showed the violent clashes (SKY Sports) On February 2, 2007, football violence occurred between football supporters and the police in Catania, Italy. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...   (born 9 August 1939) is a centre-left Italian politician. ... The Italian Football Federation (Italian: , FIGC), also known as Federcalcio, is the governing body of football in Italy. ... Luca Pancalli (born 16 April 1964 in Rome) is a sports manager and former swimmer. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... February 2 is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... In the United Kingdom, the Prime Minister is the head of government, exercising many of the executive functions nominally vested in the Sovereign, who is head of state. ... For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born May 6, 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the Labour Party, and Member of Parliament for the constituency... The Labour Party has been, since its founding in the early 20th century, the principal political party of the left in England, Scotland and Wales. ... Cash for Peerages is the name given by some in the British media to a political scandal in the United Kingdom in 2006 concerning the connection between political donations and the award of life peerages. ... An election is a decision making process where people choose people to hold official offices. ... Chunyun (Traditional Chinese: 春運, Simplified Chinese: 春运, literally Spring Transportation) refers to the high traffic load of transportation in Mainland China around the Chinese New Year. ... An SP freight train west of Chicago in 1992. ... On February 2, 2007, malodorous orange snow, oily to the touch, and reported to contain four times the normal level of iron, fell across an area of 1,500 square kilometres in Omsk Oblast, Russia. ... Natural olive oil Synthetic motor oil An oil is any substance that is in a viscous liquid state (oily) at ambient temperatures or slightly warmer, and is both hydrophobic (immiscible with water, literally water fearing) and lipophilic (miscible with other oils, literally fat loving). This general definition includes compound classes... Omsk (Russian: ) is a city in southwest Siberia in Russia, the administrative center of Omsk Oblast. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Michael Jerome Irvin (born March 5, 1966 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is a former American football player for the Dallas Cowboys and former broadcaster for ESPNs NFL Countdown. ... Thurman Lee Thomas (born May 16, 1966 in Houston, Texas) is a former American football running back who spent most of his NFL career with the Buffalo Bills. ... Robert Eugene (Gene) Hickerson (born February 15, 1935) is a former American Football offensive guard who played for the Cleveland Browns in a fifteen year career from 1958 to 1973. ... Bruce Rankin Matthews is an American former NFL offensive lineman. ... Charles Alvin Sanders (born August 25, 1946, Greensboro, North Carolina) is a former American football player who played tight end for the Detroit Lions from 1968-77. ... Roger Wehrli (born November 26, 1947) was a former National Football League cornerback who played his whole 14-year career with the St. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... February 4 is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... Combatants Hamas Fatah Strength 6,000 (mostly in Gaza) 30,000 (mostly in the W. Bank) Casualties 26 killed 42 killed 28 civilians killed 305 wounded on both sides (at least) The Palestinian civil skirmishes began after the ruling Hamas party accused Fatah of trying to kill the Palestinian National... Fatah (Arabic: ); a reverse acronym from the Arabic name Harakat al-Tahrir al-Watani al-Filastini (literally: Palestinian National Liberation Movement) is a major secular Palestinian political party and the largest organization in the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), a generally secular multi-party confederation. ... Hamas (Arabic: ; acronym: Arabic: , or Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiyya or Islamic Resistance Movement; the Arabic acronym means zeal) is a Palestinian Islamist organization that currently (since January 2006) forms the majority party of the Palestinian National Authority. ... A ceasefire is a temporary stoppage of a war or any armed conflict, where each side of the conflict agrees with the other to suspend aggressive actions. ... A flood (in Old English flod, a word common to Teutonic languages; compare German Flut, Dutch vloed from the same root as is seen in flow, float) is an overflow of water, an expanse of water submerging land, a deluge. ... Jakarta (also Djakarta or DKI Jakarta), formerly known as Sunda Kelapa, Jayakarta and Batavia is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. ... The global spread of H5N1 in birds is considered a significant pandemic threat. ... Avian influenza (also known as bird flu) is a type of influenza virulent in birds. ... The armed forces of the United States of America consist of the United States Army United States Marine Corps United States Navy United States Air Force United States Coast Guard[1] The combined United States armed forces consists of 1. ... Paramount leader (Simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: , literally the highest leader of the country), in modern Chinese political science, unofficially refers to the political leader of the Peoples Republic of China who controls the three branches of the Chinese political system (Communist Party of China, Peoples Republic of China and... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... Lusaka is the capital and largest city of Zambia. ... This page contains a list of presidents of Zambia. ... Levy Patrick Mwanawasa (born September 3, 1948) is the third President of Zambia. ... The most commonly present source of copper ore is chalcopyrite (CuFeS2), which accounts for about 50% of copper production. ... The Military of the United States, officially known as the United States Armed Forces, is structured into five branches consisting of the: United States Army United States Marine Corps United States Navy United States Air Force United States Coast Guard The U.S. Public Health Service and NOAA also have... The UH-60 Black Hawk that crashed on September 21, 2004 Below is a list of Coalition aircraft that have crashed in Iraq. ... Location of Tiko in Cameroon. ... The 20th World Mens Handball Championship takes place from January 19 to February 4, 2007 in Germany. ... Handball is the name of several different sports: Team handball, or Olympic/European Handball is a game somewhat similar to association football, but the ball is played with the hand, not the foot. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The American Football Conference (AFC) is one of the two conferences of the National Football League (NFL). ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Team colors Royal Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC South (2002... The National Football Conference is one of the two conferences of the National Football League. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National... Date February 4, 2007 Stadium Dolphin Stadium City Miami Gardens, Florida MVP Peyton Manning, Quarterback, Colts Favorite Colts by 7, over/under line 49. ... Date January 17, 1971 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Chuck Howley, Linebacker, Cowboys Favorite Cowboys by 2 National anthem Tommy Loy (Trumpeter) Coin toss Norm Schachter Referee Norm Schachter Halftime show Southeast Missouri State College Marching Golden Eagles with Anita Bryant Band Attendance 79,204 TV in... February 5 is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... Presidential electoral votes by state On November 4, 2008, the United States of America will hold its 55th consecutive quadrennial election for President and Vice President of the United States. ... New York, NY redirects here. ... For a list of the Dutch Director-Generals who governed New Amsterdam (as New York City was called when it was a Dutch-run settlement) between 1624 and 1664, see: Director-General of New Netherland. ... Rudolph William Louis Giuliani III, (born May 28, 1944) is an American lawyer, prosecutor, businessman, and Republican politician from the state of New York. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ... NASAs Space Shuttle, officially called Space Transportation System (STS), is the United States governments current manned launch vehicle. ... For other uses, see Astronaut (disambiguation). ... Lisa Marie Nowak (née Caputo) (born May 10, 1963[1] in Washington, D.C.), is a captain in the United States Navy and former American astronaut. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... Boris Abramovich Berezovsky (Бори́с Абра́мович Березо́вский) a. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, usually known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion... Alexander Valterovich Litvinenko (Russian: ) (30 August 1962[1][2] – 23 November 2006) was a lieutenant-colonel in the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation and later a Russian dissident and writer. ... Andrei Lugovoy is a former Federal Security Service of Russia (FSB) operative who met with Alexander Litvinenko on the day he fell ill. ... Litvinenko in the hospital On November 1, 2006, Alexander Litvinenko suddenly fell ill and was hospitalized. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... The President of the United States of America is the head of state and head of government of the United States. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... The United States federal budget is a piece of legislation passed by the American Congress to allocate funding for the next fiscal year, which begins on October 1st. ... The 110th United States Congress is the present session of the Legislature of the United States federal government. ... The US military budget is that portion of the United States discretionary federal budget that is allocated for the funding of the Department of Defense. ... This page lists presidents and other Heads of State of Syria. ... Dr Bashar al-Assad (Arabic: , ) OBE (born September 11, 1965) is the President of the Syrian Arab Republic, Regional Secretary of the Baath Party, and the son of former President Hafez al-Assad. ... Combatants Al-Qaeda in Iraq and their Iraqi Sunni allies Rogue elements among the Iraqi Shiite militias (Mahdi Army, Badr Corps) and Iraqi Security Forces Iraqi Security Forces Multi-National Force-Iraq Commanders Abu Musab al-Zarqawi† Abu Ayyub al-Masri Jalal Talabani Nouri al-Maliki David Petraeus Strength N... A notable population of Kurds (Turkish: Kürtler) live in Turkey. ... One of the PKK logos (used 1995-2000) The Kurdistan Workers Party (Kurdish: or PKK, Turkish: ), sometimes linked with KADEK and Kongra-Gel, is a militant group founded in the 1970s and led, until his capture in 1999, by Abdullah Öcalan. ... The President of Iran holds a very important office in Irans political establishment. ...   (Persian: ‎ ​, IPA: ), transcribed into English as Mahmud or Mahmood, Ahmadinezhad, Ahmadi-Nejad, Ahmadi Nejad, Ahmady Nejad) (born October 28, 1956) is the current president of the Islamic Republic of Iran. ... Dioscorides’ Materia Medica, c. ... Species Human immunodeficiency virus 1 Human immunodeficiency virus 2 Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS, a condition in humans in which the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections). ... Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS or Aids) is a collection of symptoms and infections resulting from the specific damage to the immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). ... The December 1979 constitution, and its 1989 amendment, define the political, economic, and social order of the Islamic Republic of Iran. ... Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS or Aids) is a collection of symptoms and infections resulting from the specific damage to the immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). ... A charitable organization (also known as a charity) is a trust, company or unincorporated association established for charitable purposes only. ... A trade union or labor union is a continuous association of wage-earners for the purpose of maintaining or improving the conditions of their employment. ... For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born May 6, 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the Labour Party, and Member of Parliament for the constituency... Mahathir bin Mohamad (born December 20, 1925 in Alor Star, Kedah) was the Prime Minister of Malaysia from July 16, 1981 to 2003. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born May 6, 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the Labour Party, and Member of Parliament for the constituency... In the context of war, a war crime is a punishable offense under International Law, for violations of the laws of war by any person or persons, military or civilian. ... February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... On the Internet, the Domain Name System (DNS) stores and associates many types of information with domain names; most importantly, it serves as the phone book for the internet, translating human-friendly domain names and computer hostnames, e. ... The AMS-IX mirror of the K root-server. ... In computer security and crime, a denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) is an attempt to make a computer resource unavailable to its intended users. ... The DNS Backbone DDoS Attacks have been several significant Internet events in which distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) have targeted one or more of the thirteen DNS root servers. ... Combatants Uganda Peoples Defence Force Lords Resistance Army Commanders Yoweri Museveni Joseph Kony The Lords Resistance Army (LRA),[1] formed in 1987, is a paramilitary group operating mainly in northern Uganda and parts of Sudan. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Human Rights Watch Banner Human Rights Watch is a United States-based international non-government organization that conducts research and advocacy on human rights. ... Economic sanctions are economic penalties applied by one country (or group of countries) on another for a variety of reasons. ... The Government of Uzbekistan takes place in a framework of a presidential republic, whereby the President of Uzbekistan is both head of state and head of government. ... In May 2005 unrest in Uzbekistan reached a head when Uzbek troops fired into a crowd of protesters in the eastern city of Andijan, killing an estimated 400 to 1000 people on 13 May, in what has been termed the Andijan massacre. ... 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Wikimedia Commons has media related to: May 2005 Deaths in May May 26: Eddie Albert May 25: Ismail Merchant May 25: Sunil Dutt May 25: Graham Kennedy May 22: Thurl Ravenscroft May 21: Howard Morris May 21... The President of the United States of America is the head of state and head of government of the United States. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... This article is about the U.S. military building. ... The United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM or AFRICOM) is a new Unified Combatant Command of the United States military, to have an area of responsibility covering Africa and to be fully operational by September 2008. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... An SP freight train west of Chicago in 1992. ... An electric container freight train Freight wagons filled with limestone await unloading, at sidings in Rugby, England An SP freight train west of Chicago in 1992. ... Komárom is a city in Hungary on the right bank of the Danube in Komárom-Esztergom county. ... The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is, in practice, the political leader of the United Kingdom. ... For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born May 6, 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the Labour Party, and Member of Parliament for the constituency... This article is about Irans nuclear power programme. ... The December 1979 constitution, and its 1989 amendment, define the political, economic, and social order of the Islamic Republic of Iran. ... Baghdad (Arabic: ) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate. ... The Iraqi Army is a component of the Iraqi Security Forces tasked with assuming responsibility for all Iraqi land-based military operations following the 2003 Invasion of Iraq. ... This article is about a British tabloid. ... The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare branch of the United States armed forces and one of the seven uniformed services. ... Friendly fire (fratricide or non-hostile fire) is a term originally adopted by the United States military in reference to an attack on friendly forces by other friendly forces,[1] which may be deliberate (e. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... A chat room is an online forum where people can chat online (talk by broadcasting messages to people on the same forum in real time). ... Kidnapper redirects here. ... February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... Combatants Lebanon, Hezbollah, PLO Israel, SLA Israel-Lebanon conflict describes a series of related military clashes involving Israel, Lebanon, and various non-state militias acting from within Lebanon. ... The Israel Defense Forces are part of the Israeli Security Forces. ... The military of the Republic of Lebanon is officially known as the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) (Arabic: القوات المسلحة اللبنانية ) and consists of three branches: The Lebanese Army The Lebanese Navy The Lebanese Air Force // The Lebanese Armed Forces primary missions include; defending Lebanon and its citizens against all aggression, confronting threats against... During January and February 2007, a series of seven letter bombs were sent to various companies and agencies, related in some way to DNA testing and road transport, in the United Kingdom. ... A mailbomb (or mail bomb), also called parcel bomb or letter bomb, is an explosive device sent via the postal service, and designed to explode when opened, injuring or killing the recipient, usually someone the sender has a personal grudge against, or more indiscriminately as part of a terrorist campaign. ... The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (the DVLA) is an agency of the Department for Transport in the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the country. ... Map showing West Irian Jaya province in Indonesia West Irian Jaya (Indonesian: Irian Jaya Barat) is a province of Indonesia on the western end of the island of New Guinea. ... February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... Abu Izzadeen (Arabic: , ), born as Trevor Brooks (born on 18 April 1974), is a spokesman for Al Ghurabaa, an Islamist organization banned under the Terrorism Act 2006 for the glorification of terrorism, that operated in the United Kingdom. ... Al Ghurabaa (from Arabic الغرباء the strangers) is an Islamist group operating in the United Kingdom, which is widely believed, along with The Saviour Sect, to be the reformed Al-Muhajiroun after it disbanded in 2004 by order of Omar Bakri Muhammad. ... Her Majestys Government, or when the Sovereign is male, His Majestys Government, abbreviated HMG or HM Government, is the formal title used by the Government of the United Kingdom. ... The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) is a subset, militant organization, within the Islamic Movement of Central Asia, whose goal is to overthrow the secular government of Uzbekistan and replace it with an Islamic theocracy. ... Al-Qaeda (Arabic: القاعدة, the foundation or the base) is the name given to a worldwide network of militant Islamist organizations under the leadership of Osama bin Laden. ... February 9 is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... The United States Department of Defense (DOD or DoD) is the federal department charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government relating directly to national security and the military. ... Inspector General is a fact finding officer whose responsibility is to investigate charges of corruption, fraud, waste and abuse and other complaints regarding government officials. ... This article is about the U.S. military building. ... Colin Powell holding a model vial of anthrax while giving a presentation to the United Nations Security Council. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      Senate composition following 2006 elections The United States Senate is... Carl Milton Levin (born June 28, 1934) is a Democratic United States Senator from Michigan and is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services. ... This article does not adequately cite its references. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... The Committee on Armed Services is a committee of the United States Senate empowered with legislative oversight of the nations military, including the Department of Defense, military research and development, nuclear energy (as pertaining to national security), benefits for members of the military, the Selective Service System and other... Taiwan Strait Cross-Strait Relations, or Relations across the Taiwan Strait, deals with the complex relationship and interactions between mainland China (which sits on the west of Taiwan Strait) and Taiwan (which is located in the east of the Strait). ... The Republic of China is commonly known as Taiwan or Chinese Taipei, and it is not to be confused with the Peoples Republic of China. ... A state-owned enterprise (SOE) is an enterprise, often a corporation, owned by a government. ... Chunghwa Telecom (中華電信) is the largest telecommunications company in the Republic of China (Taiwan). ... Chunghwa Post(中華郵政) is named as Chunghwa Post Co. ... CSBC Corporation, Taiwan (台灣國際造船, literally Taiwan International Shipbuilding), CSBC for short, formerly known as China Shipbuilding Corporation (中國造船) is a state-owned enterprise of the Republic of China. ... CPC Corporation, Taiwan (台灣中油) is the state-owned petroleum, natural gas and gasoline company in the Republic of China ( Taiwan). ... The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the Cabinet-level foreign affairs agency of the United States government, equivalent to foreign ministries in other countries. ... The President of the Republic of China (中華民國總統) is the head of state of the Republic of China, the government which administered part or all of Mainland China from 1917 to 1949 and has administered Taiwan and several outlying islands from 1945 until the present. ... Chen Shui-bian, President of the Republic of China Chen Shui-bian (ch. ... The Four Noes and One Without (Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ), also known as the Four Noes (四不) is a pledge by President of the Republic of China Chen Shui-bian made in his inauguration speech on 20 May 2000 concerning the political status of Taiwan. ... February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... David Howell Petraeus (born November 7, 1952) is a general in the United States Army and commander of Multi-National Force - Iraq (MNF-I), the four-star post that oversees all U.S. forces in the country. ... The President of Russia (ru: Президент России is the highest position within the Government of Russia. ... Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (Russian: ) (born October 7, 1952) is the incumbent President of Russia. ... A use of force doctrine is employed by police forces, as well as soldiers on guard duty, to regulate the actions of police and guards. ... The Munich Conference on Security Policy was founded in 1962 by German publisher Ewald von Kleist under the title Wehrkundetagung. ... There have been several Wars in Somalia: The 1988-present Somali Civil War The 2006-present War in Somalia Category: ... List of the Heads of Government of Somalia (Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office) Political Affiliations SNL - Somali National League SRSP - Somali Revolutionary Socialist Party SYL - Somali Youth League USC - United Somali Congress Mil - Military n-p - Non-partisan See also History of Somalia Presidents of Somalia... Ali Mohammed Ghedi Ali Mohammed Ghedi or Mohammed Ali Ghedi (Somali: ; born 1952) is the Prime Minister of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of Somalia. ... The Transitional Federal Parliament is an interim parliament of Somalia formed in neighbouring Kenya in 2004. ... General Ismail Qasim Naji (or Ismail Kassim Naji) was the chief of staff of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of Somalia and currently the Somali ambassador in Oman. ... The Popular Resistance Movement in the Land of the Two Migrations (PRM), also translated as the Somali Peoples Insurgent Movement (SPIM) or Somali People’s Resistance Movement (SPRM), is an Islamist resistance movement of Somalia, which developed in the wake of the loss of the Islamic Courts Union (ICU... An insurgency, or insurrection, is an armed uprising, or revolt against an established civil or political authority. ... Underground Resistance (commonly abbreviated to UR) are a musical collective from Detroit, Michigan, in the United States of America. ... Motto: none Anthem: none Capital formerly Mogadishu and Kismayu Largest city n/a Official languages Somali and Arabic Government Sharia Krytocracy  - Executive Chairman Sharif Sheikh Ahmed  - Shura Chairman Hassan Dahir Aweys Civil War Faction Has not declared autonomy or independence   - Established June 6th 2006 in Mogadishu  Area  - Total not finalized... Presidential electoral votes by state On November 4, 2008, the United States of America will hold its 55th consecutive quadrennial election for President and Vice President of the United States. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      Senate composition following 2006 elections The United States Senate is... “Obama” redirects here. ... This article does not adequately cite its references. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... The President of the United States of America is the head of state and head of government of the United States. ... The Old State Capitol State Historic Site, in Springfield, Illinois, is the fifth capitol building built for the U.S. state of Illinois. ... : Home of President Abraham Lincoln United States Illinois Sangamon 60. ... February 11 is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... Vodafone Group plc is a mobile network operator headquartered in Newbury, Berkshire, England. ... Hutch is a national cellular operator in India that covers most of the country. ... Location of Rio de Janeiro Coordinates: Country Brazil Region Southeast State Rio de Janeiro Government  - Mayor Cesar Maia (PFL) Area  - City 1,260 km²  (486. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Queen is an Academy Award-winning British 2006 film directed by Stephen Frears and written by Peter Morgan. ... BAFTA Award The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... Dame Helen Mirren DBE (born on July 26, 1945) is an Academy Award-winning English stage, television and film actress. ... Forest Steven Whitaker (born July 15, 1961) is an American actor, producer, and director. ... The Last King of Scotland is an Academy Award-winning 2006 British film based on Giles Fodens award-winning debut novel of the same name. ... The Dixie Chicks are a thirteen-time Grammy Award-winning female country music/rock music trio from the United States comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines. ... The 49th Annual Grammy Awards honored the best in music for the 2006 recording year. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... The jejejeje Record of the Year is one of the four most prestigious Grammy Awards presented annually. ... The Song of the Year is one of the two most prestigious awards in the Grammies, if not in all of the American music industry. ... Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971 in The Bronx, New York), is a six-time Grammy Award-winning American R&B, soul, and hip-hop soul singer, rapper, songwriter, producer, and actress who has sold more than 34 million albums worldwide since her career began in 1991. ... AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ... Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983) is an American pop country music singer who won the fourth season of American Idol. ... The American Music Awards show is one of four annual major US music awards shows (the others being the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... The Billboard Music Awards, sponsored by Billboard magazine and held annually in December, is one of four major United States contemporary music awards shows presented each year (the others being the American Music Awards, the Grammy Awards and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... An abortion referendum took place in Portugal on February 11, 2007, to decide whether to legalise abortion up to ten weeks. ... José Sócrates, the current Prime Minister of Portugal. ... José Sócrates de Carvalho Pinto de Sousa, GCIH (pron. ... International status of abortion law  Legal on demand  Legal for rape, maternal life, health, mental health, socioecomic factors, and/or fetal defects  Legal for or illegal with exception for rape, maternal life, health, fetal defects, and/or mental health  Illegal with exception for rape, maternal life, health, and/or mental... São Bento Palace, home of the Portuguese Parliament. ... Combatants Islamic Courts Union Pro-Islamist militias Popular Resistance Movement (PRM) Hawiye clan militiamen Alleged: Foreign Mujahideen al-Qaeda  Ethiopia Transitional Government of Somalia AMISOM Puntland Commanders Hassan Aweys Hasan Hersi Adan Ayrow Sheikh Abdikadir (PRM) Barre Adan Shire Hirale Meles Zenawi Strength 3,000–3,500 militia 10,000... Map of Somalia. ... Mogadishu (Somali: Muqdisho, popularly Xamar; Arabic: ; Italian: ), is the largest city in Somalia, and its capital. ... The Popular Resistance Movement in the Land of the Two Migrations (PRM), also translated as the Somali Peoples Insurgent Movement (SPIM) or Somali People’s Resistance Movement (SPRM), is an Islamist extremist group of Somalia, which developed in the wake of the loss of the Islamic Courts Union (ICU... UNMIK Head Quarters - PriÅ¡tina. ... For uses of the name Kosova, see Kosova (disambiguation). ... The foundation of the U.N. The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ... Anthem Serbia() on the European continent() Capital (and largest city) Belgrade Official languages Serbian language 1 Recognised regional languages Hungarian, Croatian, Slovak, Romanian, Rusyn 2 Albanian, English 3 Government Parliamentary republic  -  President Boris Tadić  -  Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica Establishment  -  Formation 8th century   -  Independence c. ... The Military of the United States, officially known as the United States Armed Forces, is structured into five branches consisting of the: United States Army United States Marine Corps United States Navy United States Air Force United States Coast Guard The U.S. Public Health Service and NOAA also have... The December 1979 constitution, and its 1989 amendment, define the political, economic, and social order of the Islamic Republic of Iran. ... An explosively formed penetrator (EFP), self forging warhead or self forging fragment is a special type of shaped charge that is designed to penetrate effectively at long standoff (distance from the charge). ... The Iraq resistance movement is the armed resistance by diverse groups to the coalition occupation of Iraq. ... The President of Iran holds a very important office in Irans political establishment. ...   (Persian: ‎ ​, IPA: ), transcribed into English as Mahmud or Mahmood, Ahmadinezhad, Ahmadi-Nejad, Ahmadi Nejad, Ahmady Nejad) (born October 28, 1956) is the current president of the Islamic Republic of Iran. ... This article is about Irans nuclear power programme. ... “Obama” redirects here. ... Main Street in downtown Ames in 2006 Ames is a city located in Central Iowa, about 30 miles North of Des Moines in Story County, Iowa, United States. ... A Norwegian soldier (a Corporal, armed with an MP-5) A soldier is a person who has enlisted with, or has been conscripted into, the armed forces of a sovereign country and has undergone training and received equipment to defend that country or its interests. ... Presidential elections were held in Turkmenistan on February 11, 2007, following the death of President for Life Saparmurat Niyazov on 21 December 2006. ... Country name: conventional long form: none conventional short form: Turkmenistan local long form: none local short form: Turkmenistan former: Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic Data code: TX Government type: republic Capital: Ashgabat Following the breakup of the Soviet Union, Turkmenistan declared its independence on October 27, 1991. ... Saparmurat Atayevich Niyazov (Turkmen: , Russian: [Saparmurat Ataevič Niâzov]) (b. ... Gurbanguly Mälikgulyýewiç Berdimuhammedow (Russianized name: Курбанкули (or Гурбангулы) Мяликгулыевич Бердымухаммедов[1], born 1957) has been the President of Turkmenistan since December 21, 2006, when he became acting president following the death of Saparmurat Niyazov. ... Rakhat Aliyev (born 1962) is the son-in-law of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev. ... In law and in cultural anthropology, affinity, as distinguished from consanguinity, is kinship by marriage. ... List of Presidents of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev (1990 - present) Politics of Kazakhstan Categories: | | | | ... Nursultan Abishuly Nazarbayev (Kazakh: Нұрсұлтан Әбішұлы Назарбаев [Nûrsûltan Äbîshûlâ Nazarbayev]; Russian: Нурсултан Абишевич Назарбаев [Nursultan Abishyevic Nazarbayev] (born 6 July 1940 in Chemolgan, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union) has served as the President of Kazakhstan since the Fall of the Soviet Union and the nations independence in 1991. ... The Prime Minister of Israel (Hebrew: ראש הממשלה, Rosh HaMemshala, lit. ... Ehud Olmert (IPA ; Hebrew:אהוד אולמרט; born September 30, 1945) is the 12th and current Prime Minister of Israel. ... The Audiencia Nacional de España (National Court of Spain), is a high court in Spain. ... Dorchester Penitentiary in New Brunswick, Canada is an institution that is part of Corrections Canada. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... Historic Trolley Square Trolley Square is an enclosed shopping center in a historic setting, along 500 South in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... For the traditional meaning of the word mall, see mall. ... Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Utah. ... Hindalco Industries is Indias largest material-related company and is a subsidary of the Aditya Birla Group . ... Hotlanta redirects here. ... Novelis Inc. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... Zambezi River in North Western Zambia The Zambezi (also spelled Zambesi) is a river in Southern Africa. ... The Supreme Court of Virginia is one of the oldest continuous judicial bodies in the United States. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Government  - Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (I) Area  - City 62. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      Senate composition following 2006 elections The United States Senate is... John Sidney McCain III (born August 29, 1936, in Panama Canal Zone, Panama) is an American Republican politician, currently the senior U.S. Senator from Arizona. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Official language(s) English Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Area  Ranked 6th  - Total 113,998 sq mi (295,254 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... The Jefferson Hotel is a famous luxury hotel in Richmond, Virginia. ... The President of Iran holds a very important office in Irans political establishment. ...   (Persian: ‎ ​, IPA: ), transcribed into English as Mahmud or Mahmood, Ahmadinezhad, Ahmadi-Nejad, Ahmadi Nejad, Ahmady Nejad) (born October 28, 1956) is the current president of the Islamic Republic of Iran. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Assistant Secretary Christopher R. Hill The Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs is the head of the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs within the United States Department of State. ... Assistant Secretary Christopher R. Hill Christopher R. Hill is an American diplomat who currently serves as the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. ... North Korea, officially the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK; Korean: Chosŏn Minjujuŭi Inmin Konghwaguk; Hangul: 조선민주주의인민공화국; Hanja: 朝鮮民主主義人民共和國), is a country in eastern Asia... The Iraqi Special Tribunal is a body established under Iraqi national law to try Iraqi nationals or residents accused of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes or other serious crimes committed between 1968 and 2003. ... As currently constituted, the state of Iraq has two vice presidents or deputy presidents. ... Taha Yasin Ramadan al-Jizrawi (February 22, 1938 – March 20, 2007) (Arabic: ‎) was the Vice President of Iraq from March 1991 to the fall of Saddam Hussein in April 2003. ... Capital punishment, or the death penalty, is the execution of a convicted criminal by the state as punishment for crimes known as capital crimes or capital offences. ... Dujail (, Arabic: الدجيل; alternate spelling: Ad Dujayl) is a small Shiite town in northern Iraq. ... It has been suggested that Selective assassination be merged into this article or section. ... Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (Arabic: [1]; April 28, 1937[2] – December 30, 2006[3]), was the President of Iraq from July 16, 1979, until April 9, 2003. ... The Red Brigades (Brigate Rosse in Italian, often abbreviated as BR) were a terrorist group located in Italy and active during the Years of Lead. Formed in 1970, the Marxist-Leninist Red Brigades sought to create a revolutionary state through armed struggle and to separate Italy from the Western Alliance... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... Two car bombs exploded in Baghdad, Iraq at 12:20, February 12, 2007 in the Shorja market district, killing 76 people, and injuring 155-180. ... Baghdad (Arabic: ) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate. ... The Iberian Peninsula earthquake happened at 11:23 a. ... The Richter magnitude test scale (or more correctly local magnitude ML scale) assigns a single number to quantify the size of an earthquake. ... The Cabo de São Vicente (Cape St. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries not observing summer time Central European Time (CET) is one of the names of the time zone that is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Politics of Germany takes place in a framework of a federal parliamentary representative democratic republic, whereby the Federal Chancellor is the head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system. ... Brigitte Margret Ida Mohnhaupt (born 24 June 1949) is a German terrorist associated with the second generation of Red Army Faction (RAF) (self described as a communist urban guerilla group) members. ... Red Army Fraction Insignia - a Red Star and a Heckler & Koch MP5 The Red Army Faction (also commonly known as the Baader-Meinhof Group [or Gang] in German: Rote Armee Fraktion or simply RAF), was one of postwar West Germanys most active and prominent militant left-wing groups. ... Andreas Baader Andreas Baader (May 6, 1943 - October 18, 1977) was the first leader of the German revolutionary organization Red Army Faction, commonly known as the Baader-Meinhof gang. ... Meinhof as a young journalist. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, In the Western world, the focus shifted from the social activism of the sixties to social activities for ones own pleasure, save for environmentalism, which continued in a very visible way. ... The 2007 Guinean general strike began on January 10, 2007. ... A trade union or labor union is a continuous association of wage-earners for the purpose of maintaining or improving the conditions of their employment. ... A general strike is a strike action by an entire labour force in a city, region or country. ... List of Heads of State of Guinea (Dates in italics indicated de facto continuation of office) For Colonial Heads prior to independence, see: Colonial Heads of Guinea See also Guinea Heads of Government of Guinea Colonial Heads of Guinea lists of incumbents Categories: Guinea | Lists of office-holders ... Lansana Conté (born 1934) has been the President of Guinea since 3 April 1984. ... Eugène Camara (born 21 January 1942[1]) is the Prime Minister of Guinea, appointed to that position by President Lansana Conté on February 9, 2007,[2] following a general strike in January that ended with Conté agreeing to appoint a new prime minister who would be head of government. ... The role of Head of Government of Guinea is fulfilled by the Prime Minister, who is appointed by the President of Guinea. ... Conakry or Konakry (Malinké: KÉ”nakiri), population 2,000,000 (2002), is the capital of Guinea. ... A state of emergency is a governmental declaration that may suspend certain normal functions of government, may work to alert citizens to alter their normal behaviors, or may order government agencies to implement emergency preparedness plans. ... The balance of trade encompasses the activity of exports and imports, like the work of this cargo ship going through the Panama Canal. ... A floating currency is a currency that uses a floating exchange rate as its exchange rate regime. ... Collection of Chinese yuan (renminbi) paper currency. ... Sea Shepherd flag flying on the Farley Mowat. ... Japan has a long history of whaling. ... Map of Antarctica (click to enlarge) Ice in the Ross Sea, Antarctica The Ross Sea is a deep bay of the Southern Ocean in Antarctica between Victoria Land and Marie Byrd Land. ... A distress signal is an internationally recognized means of obtaining help by using a radio, displaying a visual object or making noise from a distance. ... Combatants Islamic Courts Union Pro-Islamist militias Popular Resistance Movement (PRM) Hawiye clan militiamen Alleged: Foreign Mujahideen al-Qaeda  Ethiopia Transitional Government of Somalia AMISOM Puntland Commanders Hassan Aweys Hasan Hersi Adan Ayrow Sheikh Abdikadir (PRM) Barre Adan Shire Hirale Meles Zenawi Strength 3,000–3,500 militia 10,000... US soldier loading a M224 60-mm mortar. ... Mogadishu (Somali: Muqdisho, popularly Xamar; Arabic: ; Italian: ), is the largest city in Somalia, and its capital. ... The Republic of China is commonly known as Taiwan or Chinese Taipei, and it is not to be confused with the Peoples Republic of China. ... The Taiwan Post Co. ... CPC Corporation, Taiwan (台灣中油) is the state-owned petroleum, natural gas and gasoline company in the Republic of China ( Taiwan). ... CSBC Corporation, Taiwan (台灣國際造船, literally Taiwan International Shipbuilding), CSBC for short, formerly known as China Shipbuilding Corporation (中國造船) is a state-owned enterprise of the Republic of China. ... The Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan) (Traditional Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ; literally Central Bank) is the central bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan). ... The Presidential Building is located in Zhongzheng District, Taipei City. ... Chen Shui-bian, President of the Republic of China Chen Shui-bian (ch. ... The Pan-Blue Coalition (Traditional Chinese: 泛藍聯盟; Simplified Chinese: 泛蓝联盟; Hanyu Pinyin: ), or Pan-Blue Force (Traditional Chinese: 泛藍軍; Simplified Chinese: 泛蓝军; Hanyu Pinyin: ), is a political coalition in Taiwan, consisting of the Kuomintang (KMT), the People First Party (PFP), and the smaller New Party (CNP). ... Taiwan independence movement (Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: , Pe̍h-oÄ“-jÄ«: Tâi-oân To̍k-li̍p Å«n-tōng; abbreviated to 台獨, Táidú, Tâi-to̍k) is a right-wing political movement whose goal is primarily to create an independent and sovereign Republic of Taiwan. ... Arrow anti-ballistic missile launch The Arrow Interceptor (טיל ×—×¥, Hebrew: Khetz) is a theater missile defense (TMD) system; it is the first missile that was specifically designed and built to intercept and destroy ballistic missiles on a national level. ... The Israeli Security Forces are several organizations collectively responsible for Israels security. ... Judicial High Court Lower Courts Constitution State and territory governments Executive Governors and Administrators Premiers and Chief Ministers Legislative Parliaments and Assemblies State electoral systems ACT - NSW - NT - Qld. ... John Winston Howard (born 26 July 1939), Australian politician, is the Prime Minister of Australia. ... 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The Military of the United States, officially known as the United States Armed Forces, is structured into five branches consisting of the: United States Army United States Marine Corps United States Navy United States Air Force United States Coast Guard The U.S. Public Health Service and NOAA also have... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Seal of the United States Department of State. ... Condoleezza Rice (born November 14, 1954) is the 66th United States Secretary of State, and the second in the administration of President George W. Bush to hold the office. ... A suicide bombing is a bomb attack on people or property, committed by a person who knows the explosion will cause his or her own death (see suicide, suicide weapons). ... Quetta (Urdu: کوئٹہ) is the capital of the province Balochistan in Pakistan. ... The province of Balochistan (or Baluchistan) (Urdu: بلوچستان) in Pakistan is the largest in the country by geographical area. ... Demonstrators march in the street while protesting the World Bank and International Monetary Fund on April 16, 2005. ... The United States Army is one of the armed forces of the United States and has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Vicenza is a city in northern Italy, is the capital of the eponymous province in the Veneto region, at the northern base of the Monte Berico, straddling the Bacchiglione. ... The 173d Airborne Brigade of the United States Army is based in Vicenza, Italy. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is a Grammy Award-winning[1] American pop singer, dancer, actress, author and songwriter. ... For the river in Roussillon, France, see Têt River. ... February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... David Shane Gibson (born September 7, 1961) is a Member of Parliament and former Cabinet Minister of Immigration, Labour and Training of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. ... Vickie Lynn Marshall (November 28, 1967 – February 8, 2007), better known under the stage name of Anna Nicole Smith,[1] was an American model, actress and celebrity. ... Lester B. Pearson after accepting the Nobel Peace Prize The Nobel Peace Prize (Swedish and Norwegian: Nobels fredspris) is the name of one of five Nobel Prizes bequeathed by the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel. ... Mohammad Yunus can refer to: Muhammad Yunus, the founder of Bangladeshs Grameen Bank Mohammad Yunus (diplomat) , a career Indian diplomat and Special Envoy of Indira Gandhi Category: ... Citizens Forum (Bengali: Nagarik Samiti), also known as Citizens Power (Bengali: Nagarik Shakti), is a political party in Bangladesh which will be founded by Muhammad Yunus in early 2007. ... Moshe Karadi (b. ... The 2007 South Thailand bombings were a series of bombings that hit Narathiwat, Pattani, Songkhla and Yala during the Chinese New Year celebrations on February 18 and 19. ... Combatants  Thailand Muslim separatists Pattini Raya Commanders Gen. ... Combatants Islamic Courts Union Pro-Islamist militias Popular Resistance Movement (PRM) Hawiye clan militiamen Alleged: Foreign Mujahideen al-Qaeda  Ethiopia Transitional Government of Somalia AMISOM Puntland Commanders Hassan Aweys Hasan Hersi Adan Ayrow Sheikh Abdikadir (PRM) Barre Adan Shire Hirale Meles Zenawi Strength 3,000–3,500 militia 10,000... Car bomb in Iraq, made from a number of concealed artillery shells in the back of a pickup truck. ... Mogadishu (Somali: Muqdisho, popularly Xamar; Arabic: ; Italian: ), is the largest city in Somalia, and its capital. ... Car bomb in Iraq, made from a number of concealed artillery shells in the back of a pickup truck. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... The term Palestinian has other usages, for which see definitions of Palestinian. ... The Prime Minister of Israel (Hebrew: ראש הממשלה, Rosh HaMemshala, lit. ... Ehud Olmert (IPA ; Hebrew:אהוד אולמרט; born September 30, 1945) is the 12th and current Prime Minister of Israel. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... Three car bombs exploded in mainly Shia areas of Baghdad, killing at least 63 people and injuring more than 120 on February 18, 2007. ... Car bomb in Iraq, made from a number of concealed artillery shells in the back of a pickup truck. ... Shi&#699;a Islam (Arabic &#1588;&#1610;&#1593;&#1609; follower; English has traditionally used Shiite) makes up the second largest sect of believers in Islam, constituting about 30%&#8211;35% of all Muslim. ... Baghdad (Arabic: ) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate. ... The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States military responsible for providing power projection from the sea,[1] utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces. ... Military Prison is where the level military operates some type of military prison system. ... The Hamdania incident refers to alleged war crimes committed by members of the United States Marines in relation to the shooting death of an Iraqi civilian on April 26, 2006 in Al Hamdania, a small village west of Baghdad near Abu Ghraib prison. ... Combatants Taliban al-Qaeda IMU Hezbi Islami Afghanistan Northern Alliance United Nations: ISAF NATO, including: Canada United Kingdom Netherlands France United States Commanders Osama bin Laden Mohammed Omar Obaidullah Akhund Mullah Dadullah Bismillah Khan Tommy Franks Dan McNeill David Fraser Strength 12,000 claimed by Taliban Afghan Army: 46,000... The Military of the United States, officially known as the United States Armed Forces, is structured into five branches consisting of the: United States Army United States Marine Corps United States Navy United States Air Force United States Coast Guard The U.S. Public Health Service and NOAA also have... The following is a list of Coalition aircraft crashes in Afghanistan. ... A suicide bombing is an attack using a bomb in which the individual(s) carrying the explosive materials composing the bomb intend(s) and expect(s) to die upon detonation (see suicide). ... Quetta (Urdu: کوئٹہ) is the capital of the province Balochistan in Pakistan. ... February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... The Central American Parliament, also know by the abbreviation Parlacen (from the Spanish Parlamento Centroamericano) is a political institution devoted to the integration of the Central American countries. ... The Nationalist Republican Alliance (Spanish: Alianza Republicana Nacionalista or ARENA) is a conservative political party in El Salvador. ... Guatemala City (in full, La Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción; locally known as Guatemala or Guate) is the capital and largest city of the nation of Guatemala. ... This page contains a list of presidents of El Salvador. ... Roberto DAubuisson Major Roberto DAubuisson Arrieta (August 23, 1944–February 20, 1992), a Salvadoran political figure known as Chele, and Blowtorch Bob by detractors, was a Salvadoran politician and military leader who founded the Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA), which he led from 1978 to 1985. ... Demonstrators march in the street while protesting the World Bank and International Monetary Fund on April 16, 2005. ... Caserma Ederle (Camp Ederle) is a United States Army post located in Vicenza, Italy. ... The United States Army is one of the armed forces of the United States and has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... A military base is a facility directly owned and operated by and/or for the military or one of its branches that shelters military equipment and personnel, and facilitates training and operations. ... Vicenza is a city in northern Italy, is the capital of the eponymous province in the Veneto region, at the northern base of the Monte Berico, straddling the Bacchiglione. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... A payload launch vehicle carrying a prototype exoatmospheric kill vehicle is launched from Meck Island at the Kwajalein Missile Range on December 3, 2001, for an intercept of a ballistic missile target over the central Pacific Ocean. ... Map of Eastern Europe Pre-1989 division between the West (grey) and Eastern Bloc (orange) superimposed on current national boundaries: Russia (dark orange), other countries of the former USSR (medium orange),members of the Warsaw pact (light orange), and other former Communist regimes not aligned with Moscow (lightest orange). ... U.S. President Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev signing the INF Treaty, 1987. ... María Consuelo Araújo María Consuelo Araújo Castro, born 1971 in Valledupar, is a Colombian politician and diplomat. ... The Senate (Spanish: Senado) is the upper house of the Congress of Colombia. ... Alvaro Araújo Castro (born November 7, 1967, in Santa Marta, Magdalena department) is a Colombian politician[1] and the leader of the ALAS-Team Colombia political movement. ... The Colombian parapolitics scandal or parapolitica in Spanish (from the term Parapolitics), also known in the English-speaking press as the paragate (from the Watergate scandal), refers to the 2006 - present Colombian congressional scandal in which several congressmen and other politicians have been indicted for suspicions of colluding with the... List of Heads of State (Presidents etc. ... Order: 43rd President Vice President: Francisco Santos Calderón Term of office: August 7, 2002 – Present Preceded by: Andrés Pastrana Succeeded by: Incumbent Date of birth: July 4, 1952 Place of birth: Medellín First Lady: Lina Moreno de Uribe Political party: Independent Álvaro Uribe Vélez (born July... Fernando Araújo Perdomo (born c. ... Nevado del Huila is a volcano located in Huila Department, Colombia. ... Letterbomb is the 10th track on Green Days American Idiot album. ... The Truth Commission, was a former stable in the WWE. It consisted of Kurrgan the Interrigator, Recon, Sniper, Tank and their manager; The Jackal. ... Ballots of the Argentine plebiscite of 1984 on the border treaty with Chile A referendum (plural: referendums or referenda) or plebiscite (from Latin plebiscita, originally a decree of the Concilium Plebis) is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... A suicide attack is an attack in which the attacker (attacker being either an individual or a group) intends to kill others and intends to die in the process of doing so (see suicide). ... Car bomb in Iraq, made from a number of concealed artillery shells in the back of a pickup truck. ... Saddam Mosque Ramadi (Arabic: ‎ ; BGN: Ar RamādÄ«) is a city in central Iraq, about 100 kilometers west of Baghdad. ... Judicial High Court Lower Courts Constitution State and territory governments Executive Governors and Administrators Premiers and Chief Ministers Legislative Parliaments and Assemblies State electoral systems ACT - NSW - NT - Qld. ... John Winston Howard (born 26 July 1939), Australian politician, is the Prime Minister of Australia. ... The Australian Army is Australias military land force. ... The Iraqi Army is a component of the Iraqi Security Forces tasked with assuming responsibility for all Iraqi land-based military operations following the 2003 Invasion of Iraq. ... The Samjhauta Express bombings were terrorist attacks that occurred just before midnight and into the early hours of February 19, 2007, on the Friendship Express, a twice-weekly train service connecting Delhi, India, and Lahore, Pakistan. ... The Samjhauta Express (lit. ... Deewana is a 1992 Bollywood film by director Raj Kanwar, produced by Guddu Dhanoa & Lalit Kapoor. ... , This article is about the urban region that is the capital of India. ... Seal of the United States Department of State. ... Condoleezza Rice (born November 14, 1954) is the 66th United States Secretary of State, and the second in the administration of President George W. Bush to hold the office. ... The Prime Minister of Israel (Hebrew: ראש הממשלה, Rosh HaMemshala, lit. ... Ehud Olmert (IPA ; Hebrew:אהוד אולמרט; born September 30, 1945) is the 12th and current Prime Minister of Israel. ... The President of the Palestinian National Authority is the highest-ranking political position (equivalent to head of state) in the Palestinian National Authority (PNA). ... Mahmoud Abbas (Arabic: محمود عباس) (born March 26, 1935), commonly known by the kunya or nom de guerre Abu Mazen (ابو مازن), was elected President of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) on January 9, 2005, and took office on January 15, 2005. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... 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This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... “UNSC” redirects here. ... Anthem Let Us All Unite and Celebrate Together Administrative center Largest city Cairo, Egypt Leaders  -  Chairperson John Kufuor  -  Alpha Oumar Konaré Establishment  -  as the OAU May 25, 1963   -  as the African Union July 9, 2002  Membership 53 African states Area  -  Total 29,757,900 km² (1st2)  sq mi  Population  -  2005... The word nuclear means of or belonging to the nucleus of something. ... Soviet redirects here. ... Felix Sharshenbayevich Kulov (Феликс Шаршенбаевич Кулов; born 29 October 1948 in Bishkek) served as Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan following the Tulip Revolution. ... List of Prime Ministers of Kyrgyzstan Nasirdin Isanov (1991-08-30 - 1991-11-29) Andrei Iordan (1991-11-29 - 1992-02-10) Tursunbek Chyngyshev (1992-02-10 - 1992-02-26), acting Tursunbek Chyngyshev (1992-02-26 - 1993-12-13) Almanbet Matubraimov (1993-12-13 - 1993-12-14), acting Apas Jumagulov... The President of Kyrgyzstan is the head of state and the highest official of the Kyrgyz Republic. ... Kurmanbek Saliyevich Bakiyev (Russian: Курманбек Салиевич Бакиев - variously transliterated; born 1 August 1949) is the President of Kyrgyzstan. ... Ar-Namys (Dignity) Party is a political party in Kyrgyzstan. ... The President of Iran holds a very important office in Irans political establishment. ...   (Persian: ‎ ​, IPA: ), transcribed into English as Mahmud or Mahmood, Ahmadinezhad, Ahmadi-Nejad, Ahmadi Nejad, Ahmady Nejad) (born October 28, 1956) is the current president of the Islamic Republic of Iran. ... This article is about Irans nuclear power programme. ... The 2007 Zahedan bombings occurred from 14-17 February in Zahedan, Sistan-Baluchestan Province, Iran. ... Zahedan (Persian: زاهدان) is an Iranian city and the center of the province of Sistan and Baluchistan. ... // This page is about death by hanging. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, usually known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... As negotiations continue over the Iranian nuclear program, many press reports have revealed possible military plans for airstrikes against facilities connected to the program by the Israeli and or US military. ... This article is about Irans nuclear power programme. ... Iranian soldiers The military forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran include three regular armed forces; the Army, Navy, Air Force, and a fourth armed force, the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution. ... A flood (in Old English flod, a word common to Teutonic languages; compare German Flut, Dutch vloed from the same root as is seen in flow, float) is an overflow of water, an expanse of water submerging land, a deluge. ... Bolivia is divided into nine departments (Spanish: departamentos). ... Motto: ¡Arriba cruceños, hagamos historia! (Stand up cruceños, lets make history!) Himno: Bajo el cielo más puro de América Capital Santa Cruz de la Sierra Largest city Santa Cruz de la Sierra Official languages Spanish, Guaraní Provinces 15 Area  - total  - % de Bolivia Place nº 1... Map of Bolivia showing Beni department. ... The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, known informally as the D.C. Circuit, is the federal appellate court for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. ... The 109th United States Congress was the meeting of the United Statess federal legislature, composed of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. ... Detainees upon arrival at Camp X-Ray, January 2002 Guantánamo Bay detainment camp serves as a joint military prison and interrogation center under the leadership of Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO), has occupied a portion of the United States Navys base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba since 2002. ... President George W. Bush signs into law S. 3930, the Military Commissions Act of 2006, during a ceremony on October 17, 2006 in the East Room of the White House. ... In common law, habeas corpus (/heɪbiÉ™s kɔɹpÉ™s/) (Latin: [We command that] you have the body) is the name of a legal action or writ by means of which detainees can seek relief from unlawful imprisonment. ... An enemy combatant has historically referred to members of the armed forces of the state with which another state is at war. ... The United States federal courts are the system of courts organized under the Constitution and laws of the federal government of the United States. ... Zilla Huma Usman (September 16, 1971 – February 20, 2007) was a Pakistani politician and activist for womens rights. ... ... This article is about the Pakistani province of Punjab. ... assassin, see Assassin (disambiguation) Jack Ruby assassinated Lee Harvey Oswald in a very public manner. ... Lahore (Urdu: لاہور, Punjabi: لہور, pronounced ) is the capital of the province of Punjab, and the second most dense city in Pakistan, also known as the Gardens of the Mughals or City of Gardens, after the significant rich heritage of the Mughal Empire. ... Illustration of an Islamic headscarf Hijab or ħijāb () is the Arabic term for cover (noun), based on the root حجب meaning to veil, to cover (verb), to screen, to shelter In some Arabic-speaking countries and Western countries, the word hijab primarily refers to womens head and body covering... Feminism is a social theory and political movement primarily informed and motivated by the experience of women. ... Periyar is one of the major river in Kerala. ... Kraft Foods Inc. ... Downsizing is a euphemism referring to layoffs initiated by a company in order to cut labor costs by reducing the size of the company. ... An incandescent light bulb and its glowing filament. ... In physics and engineering, including mechanical and electrical engineering, energy efficiency is a dimensionless number, with a value between 0 and 1 or with times 100 given in percent. ... Fluorescence induced by exposure to ultraviolet light in vials containing various sized cadmium selenide (CdSe) quantum dots. ... 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For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... An ultimatum (Latin: ) is a demand whose fulfillment is requested in a specified period of time and which is backed up by a threat to be followed through in case of noncompliance. ... Since its coinage, the word homosexuality has acquired multiple meanings. ...   CA, CT, MD, NY, NJ, OR, RI, VT, WA See also Civil union Registered partnership Domestic partnership Timeline of same-sex marriage Listings by country This box:      Same-sex marriage is a term for a governmentally, socially, or religiously recognized marriage in which two people of the same sex live... An earthquake is the result from the sudden release of stored energy in the Earths crust that creates seismic waves. ... The tsunami that struck Malé in the Maldives on December 26, 2004. ... Volvo Cars is the premium car maker using the brand Volvo. ... The UD and UD Trucks Co. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... NATO 2002 Summit in Prague. ... Bosnia and Herzegovina (also variously written Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Bosnia-Hercegovina) is a mountainous country in the western Balkans. ... A war crime is a punishable offense, under international (criminal) law, for violations of the law of war by any person or persons, military or civilian. ... Radovan Karadžić during a visit to Moscow in 1994. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The Vice President of the United States is the first in the presidential... Richard Bruce Dick Cheney (born January 30, 1941), is the 46th and current Vice President of the United States, serving under President George W. Bush. ... February 21 is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... Harare (pronounced , formerly Salisbury) is the capital city of Zimbabwe. ... The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) was founded in 1999 as the official opposition party to the Zanu-PF party led by Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe. ...   (born 9 August 1939) is a centre-left Italian politician. ... In Italy, the President of the Council of Ministers (Italian: Presidente del Consiglio dei Ministri) is the countrys prime minister or head of government, and occupies the fourth-most important state office. ... Palazzo Madama house of the Senate of the Republic. ... The Premier of Quebec (in French Premier ministre du Québec, sometimes literally translated to Prime Minister of Quebec) is the first minister for the Canadian province of Quebec. ... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Official languages French Government - Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault - Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 75 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area Ranked 2nd - Total 1,542,056 km² - Water... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The new composition of the legislature Map of Quebecs ridings coloured in to indicate ridings won by each party and their popular vote. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (86th in leap years). ... “UNSC” redirects here. ... This article is about Irans nuclear power programme. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is, in practice, the political leader of the United Kingdom. ... For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born May 6, 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the Labour Party, and Member of Parliament for the constituency... The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British military. ... The armed forces of the Kingdom of Denmark, known as The Danish Defence (Danish: Det Danske Forsvar) is charged with the defense of the Kingdom of Denmark. ... August 10 - Scheduled release date for the upcoming Jackie Chan movie, Rush Hour 3. ... A suicide attack is an attack in which the attacker (attacker being either an individual or a group) intends to kill others and intends to die in the process of doing so (see suicide). ... Car bomb in Iraq, made from a number of concealed artillery shells in the back of a pickup truck. ... Najaf (Arabic: ‎; BGN: An Najaf) is a city in Iraq about 160 km south of Baghdad. ... A red brick apartment block in central London, England, on the north bank of the Thames An apartment building, block of flats or tenement is a multi-unit dwelling made up of several (generally four or more) apartments (US) or flats (UK). ... Istanbul (Turkish: , Greek: , historically Byzantium and later Constantinople; see other names) is Turkeys most populous city, and its cultural and financial center. ... February 22 is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... The armed forces of the United States of America consist of the United States Army United States Navy United States Air Force United States Marine Corps United States Coast Guard Note: The United States Coast Guard has both military and law enforcement functions. ... A helicopter is an aircraft which is lifted and propelled by one or more horizontal rotors consisting of two or more rotor blades. ... Baghdad (Arabic: ) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate. ... Chlorine bombings in Iraq began in January 2007, when terrorists in Al Anbar province started using chlorine gas in conjunction with conventional vehicle-borne explosive devices. ... Iraqi militants celebrating orders that the surrounding Coalition forces were given to stand-down. ... General Name, Symbol, Number chlorine, Cl, 17 Chemical series halogens Group, Period, Block 17, 3, p Appearance yellowish green Standard atomic weight 35. ... Officer Cadet Wales on parade when New Colours were presented to Sandhurst, 21 June 2005. ... In the military, a tour of duty is a period of time spent at sea or assigned to service in a foreign country. ... The Blues and Royals are a British Army armoured regiment and are part of the Household Cavalry. ... British regiment A regiment is a military unit, consisting of a variable number of battalions - commanded by a colonel. ... The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... The United States Army is one of the armed forces of the United States and has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Sergeant is a rank used in some form by most militaries, police forces, and other uniformed organisations around the world. ... Paul E. Cortez is a former United States Army Sergeant in the 502nd Infantry Regiment who was convicted of raping Abeer Qasim Hamza, a 14-year old Iraqi girl and killing her and three members of her family in the town of Al-Mahmoudiyah on March 12, 2006, while he... Parole can have different meanings depending on the area and judiciary system. ... For the domesticated crop plant called rape, see rapeseed. ...   (born 9 August 1939) is a centre-left Italian politician. ... In Italy, the President of the Council of Ministers (Italian: Presidente del Consiglio dei Ministri) is the countrys prime minister or head of government, and occupies the fourth-most important state office. ... Kareem Amer is the online pseudonym of Egyptian blogger and former law student Abdul Kareem Suleiman Amer (sometimes Abdul Kareem Nabeel Suleiman) (born c. ... Islam (Arabic:  ) is a monotheistic religion based upon the teachings of Muhammad, a 7th century Arab religious and political figure. ... The President of the Arab Republic of Egypt is the elected Head of State of Egypt. ... Muhammad Hosni Said Mubarak (Arabic: محمد حسنى سيد مبارك Muḥammad ḤusnÄ« Mubārak), commonly known as Hosni Mubarak (Arabic: حسنى مبارك ḤusnÄ« Mubārak), has been the President of Egypt since 14 October 1981. ... A weblog (now more commonly known as a blog) is a web-based publication consisting primarily of periodic articles (normally, but not always, in reverse chronological order). ... The Central American Parliament, also know by the abbreviation Parlacen (from the Spanish Parlamento Centroamericano) is a political institution devoted to the integration of the Central American countries. ... ISO 4217 Code JPY User(s) Japan Inflation -0. ... Natural olive oil Synthetic motor oil An oil is any substance that is in a viscous liquid state (oily) at ambient temperatures or slightly warmer, and is both hydrophobic (immiscible with water, literally water fearing) and lipophilic (miscible with other oils, literally fat loving). This general definition includes compound classes... The Vice President of the United States is the second-highest executive official of the United States government, the person who is, in the words of Adlai Stevenson, a heartbeat from the presidency. ... Richard Bruce Dick Cheney (born January 30, 1941), is the 46th and current Vice President of the United States, serving under President George W. Bush. ... For the American chaplain, see David Hicks (chaplain). ... This article describes the national government of Australia. ... Demonstrators march in the street while protesting the World Bank and International Monetary Fund on April 16, 2005. ... The Samjhauta Express bombings were terrorist attacks that occurred just before midnight and into the early hours of February 19, 2007, on the Friendship Express, a twice-weekly train service connecting Delhi, India, and Lahore, Pakistan. ... The ferryboat Dongan Hills, filled with commuters, about to dock at a New York City pier, ca. ... A specialist fireboat dousing down the burnt-out shell of the ferry The Levina 1 was an Indonesian passenger ferry. ... Jakarta (also Djakarta or DKI Jakarta), formerly known as Sunda Kelapa, Jayakarta and Batavia is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. ... The 2006–07 Southern Hemisphere tropical cyclone season started on July 1, 2006, and will end on June 30, 2007, reaching its peak from mid-February through early March, although the different basins in this region may have different definitions of the season. ... February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... Hamas (Arabic: ; acronym: Arabic: , or Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiyya or Islamic Resistance Movement; the Arabic acronym means zeal) is a Palestinian Islamist organization that currently (since January 2006) forms the majority party of the Palestinian National Authority. ... Fatah (Arabic: ); a reverse acronym from the Arabic name Harakat al-Tahrir al-Watani al-Filastini (literally: Palestinian National Liberation Movement) is a major secular Palestinian political party and the largest organization in the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), a generally secular multi-party confederation. ... Khan Yunis (Arabic: &#1582;&#1575;&#1606; &#1610;&#1608;&#1606;&#1587;) is a city/refugee camp in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. ... United States Forces Korea (USFK, Korean: 주한미군, Hanja: 駐韓美軍) refers to the ground, air and naval divisions of the United States Armed Forces stationed in South Korea. ... The Republic of Korea Armed Forces, or ROK Armed Forces (Hangul: 대한민국 êµ­êµ°; Hanja: 大韓民國 國軍; Revised Romanization: Dae-han-min-guk Guk-gun), is one of the largest standing armed forces in the world. ... 2012 (MMXII) will be a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... List of Prime Ministers of Papua New Guinea Sir Michael Somare (1975-1980) Sir Julius Chan (1980-1982) Sir Michael Somare (1982-1985) Paias Wingti (1985-1988) Sir Rabbie Namaliu (1988-1992) Paias Wingti (1992-1994) Sir Julius Chan (1994-1997) Bill Skate (1997-1999) Sir Mekere Morauta (1999-2002... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Extradition is the official process by which one nation or state requests and obtains from another nation or state the surrender of a suspected or convicted criminal. ... Julian Moti QC (Solomon Islands), CSI, BA (Hons) (Sydney), LLB (Australian National University), GDLP (University of Technology, Sydney) is the recently appointed Attorney-General of the Solomon Islands and was at the centre of an international row over attempts by Australia to have Moti extradited from Papua New Guinea to... County Oslo NO-03 District Viken Municipality NO-0301 Administrative centre Oslo Mayor (2004) Per Ditlev-Simonsen (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 224 454 km² 426 km² 0. ... Single European Act A treaty is a binding agreement under international law entered into by actors in international law, namely states and international organizations. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... The current time and date is 23:19, 23 February 2007 (UTC). ... Virgin Trains is a train operating company in the United Kingdom. ... Pendolino (from Italian Pendolo [pndolo] Pendulum and -ino, a diminutive suffix) is an Italian family of tilting trains used in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Slovenia, Finland, the Czech Republic, United Kingdom,Switzerland and China. ... An SP freight train west of Chicago in 1992. ... Cumbria (IPA: ), created in 1974, is a county in the North West region of England. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... This article does not adequately cite its references. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      Senate composition following 2006 elections The United States Senate is... NOONE CARES Headline text The Joint Resolution to Authorize the Use of United States Armed Forces Against Iraq (H.J.Res. ... The President of the United States of America is the head of state and head of government of the United States. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001 and re-elected in the 2004 U.S. presidential election. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Sayyed Abdul Aziz al-Hakim (Arabic: عبدالعزيز الحكيم ) (born 1953) is an Iraqi theologian and politician and the leader of SCIRI, the largest political party in the Iraqi Council of Representatives. ... The Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI) (Arabic: المجلس الأعلى للثورة الإسلامية في العراق ) is an Iraqi political party. ... The armed forces of the United States of America consist of the United States Army United States Navy United States Air Force United States Marine Corps United States Coast Guard Note: The United States Coast Guard has both military and law enforcement functions. ... // A nursing home or skilled nursing facility (SNF) is a place of residence for people who require constant nursing care and have significant deficiencies with activities of daily living. ... Alsunga (earlier AlÅ¡vanga, german: Alschwangen) is a village in Kuldiga district, Latvia. ... The Shaheen missile series (named after a white eagle that lives in the mountains) is a variant of the Hatf missile that was developed by National Defence Complex (NDC), a subsidiary of the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) which was formed in 1993, under the guidance of Dr. Samar Mubarakmand. ... The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945 lifted nuclear fallout some 18 km (60,000 feet) above the epicenter. ... Sri Lankan Navy Ensign. ... The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, pronounced L-T-T), also known as the Tamil Tigers, is the main Tamil anti-government organization operating in Sri Lanka. ... Capital Sydney Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Professor Marie Bashir Premier Morris Iemma (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 50  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $305,437 (1st)  - Product per capita  $45,153/person (4th) Population (End of March 2006)  - Population  6,817,100 (1st)  - Density  8. ... Capital Brisbane Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Quentin Bryce Premier Peter Beattie (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 28  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $158,506 (3rd)  - Product per capita  $40,170/person (6th) Population (End of September 2006)  - Population  4,070,400 (3rd)  - Density  2. ... Capital Adelaide [[Government of South Austra Fullname = State of South Australia|Government]] Constitutional monarchy [[Governor of South Austra Fullname = State of South Australia|Governor]] Marjorie Jackson-Nelson [[Premier of South Austra Fullname = State of South Australia|Premier]] Mike Rann (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 11  - Senate seats 12 Gross State... Capital Canberra Government Constitutional monarchy Administrator none Chief Minister Jon Stanhope (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 2  - Senate seats 2 Gross Territorial Product (2006)  - Product ($m)  $19,167 (6th)  - Product per capita  $57,303/person (1st) Population (End of November 2006)  - Population  333,667 (7th)  - Density  137. ... Semi-arid grazing country near Burra Creek, South Australia The Murray-Darling Basin drains one-seventh of the Australian land mass and is currently by far the most significant agricultural area in Australia. ... The Commonwealth of Australia is a constitutional monarchy, a federation, and a parliamentary democracy. ... Capital Melbourne Government Const. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The Vice President of the United States is the first in the presidential... Richard Bruce Dick Cheney (born January 30, 1941), is the 46th and current Vice President of the United States, serving under President George W. Bush. ... The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of over 4,200,000 people, and 151,920, in the city limits. ... February 24 is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... The Virginia General Assembly is the state legislature of the Commonwealth of Virginia, a U.S. state. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... Slave sale in Easton, Maryland The history of slavery in the United States began soon after Europeans first settled in what became the United States. ... In the United States of America, a state legislature is a generic term referring to the legislative body of any of the countrys 50 states. ... Motto: De Madrid al Cielo (From Madrid to Heaven) Location Coordinates: Country Spain Autonomous Community Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid Province Madrid Administrative Divisions 21 Neighborhoods 127 Founded 9th century Government  - Mayor Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón (PP) Area  - Land 607 km² (234. ... The Supreme Court of Spain is the highest judicial body in Spain for all matters not pertaining to the Constitution. ... The Gernika oak is a symbol of Basque freedoms. ... José Ignacio de Juana Chaos, better known as Iñaki de Juana Chaos (born 1955 in Legazpia[1], Guipuzcoa) is an imprisoned Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) member convicted of killing 25 people (he said to never regret of it[2]), who, as of 13 February 2007, has undergone a ninety... A hunger strike is a method of non-violent resistance in which participants fast as an act of political protest, or to provoke feelings of guilt or to achieve a goal such as a policy change. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... Car bomb in Iraq, made from a number of concealed artillery shells in the back of a pickup truck. ... The Masjid al-Haram in Mecca as it exists today A mosque is a place of worship for followers of the Islamic faith. ... Habbaniya is a lake in Iraq, west of Baghdad. ... The current time and date is 23:19, 23 February 2007 (UTC). ... A railroad switch is a mechanical installation enabling trains to be guided from one set of rail tracks (or tramway tracks) to another. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The Vice President of the United States is the first in the presidential... Richard Bruce Dick Cheney (born January 30, 1941), is the 46th and current Vice President of the United States, serving under President George W. Bush. ... As negotiations continue over the Iranian nuclear program, many press reports have revealed possible military plans for airstrikes against facilities connected to the program by the Israeli and or US military. ... This article is about Irans nuclear power programme. ... Mario Chanes de Armas (1927 - 2007) was a former Cuban revolutionary and ally of Fidel Castro, but ended up being labeled an enemy of the regime and sent to prison. ... February 25 is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... This article is about Irans civilian nuclear program. ... His Excellency Prof. ... The flag of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) OIC redirects here. ... Islamabad (Urdu: اسلام آباد (Meaning Abode of Islam)), is the capital city of Pakistan, and is located in the Potohar Plateau in the northwest of the country. ... The 79th Academy Awards ceremony, honoring the best in film for 2006, took place on February 25, 2007 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. ... The Departed is an Academy Award-winning 2006 film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone and Alec Baldwin. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... // The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Academy Awards, awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which are voted on by others within the industry. ... The Academy Award for Directing is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry. ... Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese (IPA: AmE: ; Ita: []) (born November 17, 1942) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Directors Guild of America award winner and critically acclaimed American film director. ... Dame Helen Mirren DBE (born on July 26, 1945) is an Academy Award-winning English stage, television and film actress. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actresses working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... The Queen is an Academy Award-winning British 2006 film directed by Stephen Frears and written by Peter Morgan. ... Forest Steven Whitaker (born July 15, 1961) is an American actor, producer, and director. ... The Academy Award for Best Actor is one of the awards given to actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Idi Amin Dada (c. ... The Last King of Scotland is an award-winning first novel by journalist Giles Foden. ... Alan Wolf Arkin (born March 26, 1934) is an Academy Award-winning American actor and director. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Little Miss Sunshine is a 2006 Academy Award-winning dramatic comedy film about a dysfunctional familys road trip to a child beauty pageant. ... Jennifer Kate Hudson (born September 12, 1981) is an Academy Award winning American actress and singer. ... // The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role is one of the awards given to actresses working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Dreamgirls is a 2006 Academy Award-winning American musical film jointly produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures. ... The flag of 18th-century pirate Calico Jack Piracy is robbery committed at sea, or sometimes on the shore, by an agent without a commission from a sovereign nation. ... Hijacking or highjacking is the forcible robbery from, or seizure of, a vehicle in transit. ... Cargo ship or freighter is any sort of ship that carries goods and materials from one port to another. ... The foundation of the U.N. The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ... Italian €2 commemorative coin of 2004 celebrating the WFP The World Food Programme (WFP), the worlds largest humanitarian agency, provides food to more than 90 million people in 80 countries. ... The Israel Defense Forces are part of the Israeli Security Forces. ... A raid is a brief attack, normally performed by a small military force of commandos, or by irregulars. ... Map of the West Bank, with Nablus in the center north. ... The President of Iraq is Iraqs head of state. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A suicide attack is an attack in which the attacker (attacker being either an individual or a group) intends to kill others and intends to die in the process of doing so (see suicide). ... Mustansiriya University is one of the oldest Islamic universities in the world, established in 1233 by the Abbasid Caliph al-Mustansir. ... Baghdad (Arabic: ) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate. ... The Prime Minister of East Timor is the head of government in East Timor. ... José Manuel Ramos Horta, GCL (born December 26, 1949) is a 1996 Nobel Peace Prize recipient and the current Prime Minister of East Timor. ... East Timor is an emerging democratic state, the newest in the world. ... A sub-orbital spaceflight (or sub-orbital flight) is a spaceflight that does not involve putting a vehicle into orbit. ... A sounding rocket, sometimes called an elevator research rocket, is an instrument-carrying suborbital rocket designed to take measurements and perform scientific experiments during its flight. ... A presidential election was held in Senegal on 25 February 2007 (with a possible run-off to be held on 18 March). ... This page contains a list of presidents of Senegal. ... Abdoulaye Wade (born May 29, 1926 in Kébémer[2]) is the third and current President of Senegal, in office since 2000. ... The Prime Minister of Senegal is the head of government of Senegal. ... Moustapha Niasse (born 1939) is a Senegalese politician and diplomat. ... Idrissa Seck (born August 9, 1959) was the Prime Minister of Senegal from November 4, 2002 until April 21, 2004, when he was dismissed by President Abdoulaye Wade. ... A specialist fireboat dousing down the burnt-out shell of the ferry The Levina 1 was an Indonesian passenger ferry. ... February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... Nouradine Delwa Kassiré Koumakoye (born 1949) is the current Prime Minister of Chad since 26 February 2007 and head of the National Rally for Development and Progress. ... The Prime Minister is the Chadian head of government. ... Adoum Younousmi is a Chadian politician who briefly served as interim head of the cabinet of Chad in February 2007. ... Pascal Yoadimnadji (born 1950?) is the prime minister of Chad. ... February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... The 2007 Guinean general strike began on January 10, 2007. ... List of Heads of State of Guinea (Dates in italics indicated de facto continuation of office) For Colonial Heads prior to independence, see: Colonial Heads of Guinea See also Guinea Heads of Government of Guinea Colonial Heads of Guinea lists of incumbents Categories: Guinea | Lists of office-holders ... Lansana Conté (born 1934) has been the President of Guinea since 3 April 1984. ... Lansana Kouyaté (b. ... The role of Head of Government of Guinea is fulfilled by the Prime Minister, who is appointed by the President of Guinea. ... A trade union or labor union is a continuous association of wage-earners for the purpose of maintaining or improving the conditions of their employment. ... An image of the chevron-adorned entrance to the Talpiot Tomb, as it was unearthed in 1980. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... For other persons named James Cameron, see James Cameron (disambiguation). ... An ossuary is a chest, building, well, or site made to serve as the final resting place of human skeletal remains. ... With regard to living things, a body is the integral physical material of an individual, and contrasts with soul, personality and behavior. ... This article is about Jesus of Nazareth. ... The penitent Mary Magdalen, a much reproduced composition by Titian. ... The Insurgency in Saudi Arabia is an armed conflict in Saudi Arabia between radical Sunni Muslim fighters, believed to be associated with al-Qaeda, against the Saudi monarchy. ... Qasr albint,Madain Saleh Madain Saleh ,(Arabic,مدائن صالح) also called Al-Hijr . ... Politics of Iraq includes the social relations involving authority or power in Iraq. ... Natural olive oil Synthetic motor oil An oil is any substance that is in a viscous liquid state (oily) at ambient temperatures or slightly warmer, and is both hydrophobic (immiscible with water, literally water fearing) and lipophilic (miscible with other oils, literally fat loving). This general definition includes compound classes... The Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb produced in the United States. ... As currently constituted, the state of Iraq has two vice presidents or deputy presidents. ... Adil (Adel) Abdul-Mahdi (Arabic: عادل عبد المهدى ) (born 1942 in Baghdad, Iraq) is an Iraqi Shiite politician, economist, and is is one of the two current Deputy Presidents of Iraq. ... It has been suggested that Selective assassination be merged into this article or section. ... The International Court of Justice (known colloquially as the World Court or ICJ; French: ) is the primary judicial organ of the United Nations. ... Anthem Serbia() on the European continent() Capital (and largest city) Belgrade Official languages Serbian language 1 Recognised regional languages Hungarian, Croatian, Slovak, Romanian, Rusyn 2 Albanian, English 3 Government Parliamentary republic  -  President Boris Tadić  -  Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica Establishment  -  Formation 8th century   -  Independence c. ... Genocide is the mass killing of a group of people as defined by Article 2 of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (CPPCG) as any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or... Burial of 505 identified Bosniak civilians (July 11, 2006) Burial of 610 identified Bosniak civilians (July 11, 2005 The Srebrenica Massacre, also known as Srebrenica Genocide,[1] was the July 1995 killing of an estimated 8,000 Bosniak males, in the region of Srebrenica in Bosnia and Herzegovina by units... Peace Palace at the Hague The Bosnian genocide case at the International Court of Justice (also known as Bosnia and Herzegovina v. ... This article concerns the British newspaper. ... Air Corridor is an airline based in Nampula, Mozambique. ... As negotiations continue over the Iranian nuclear program, many press reports have revealed possible military plans for airstrikes against facilities connected to the program by the Israeli and or US military. ... This article is about Irans nuclear power programme. ... The Ministry of Defense (or Ministry of Defence) of the government of Israel, is the governmental department responsible for defending the State of Israel from internal and external military threats. ... Efraim Sneh. ... The Rail Accident Investigation Branch is a government agency that became operational on 17 October 2005. ... The current time and date is 23:19, 23 February 2007 (UTC). ... A railroad switch is a mechanical installation enabling trains to be guided from one set of rail tracks (or tramway tracks) to another. ... Larsen A and Larsen B iceshelves marked in red The Larsen Ice Shelf () is a long, fringing ice shelf in the northwest part of the Weddell Sea, extending along the east coast of Antarctic Peninsula from Cape Longing to the area just southward of Hearst Island. ... Greek &#7936;&#957;&#964;&#945;&#961;&#954;&#964;&#953;&#954;&#8057;&#962;, opposite the arctic) is a continent surrounding the Earths South Pole. ... February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Central American Parliament, also know by the abbreviation Parlacen (from the Spanish Parlamento Centroamericano) is a political institution devoted to the integration of the Central American countries. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The Vice President of the United States is the first in the presidential... Richard Bruce Dick Cheney (born January 30, 1941), is the 46th and current Vice President of the United States, serving under President George W. Bush. ... The President of Pakistan (UrdÅ«: صدر مملکت Sadr-e-Mamlikat) is Head of State of Pakistan. ... (PA – 6920) General Pervez Musharraf (Urdu: پرويز مشرف); born August 11, 1943) is the President, the Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army and the fourth Pakistani General to govern the country in the wake of a coup. ... Afghanistan has only intermittently been a republic - between 1973-1992 and from 2001 onwards - at other times being governed by a variety of kings, emirs and (under the mujahideen and Taliban regimes in the 1990s) Islamist rulers. ... Hamid Karzai (Pashto: حامد کرزي, Persian: حامد کرزی) (b. ... For the position of women during the Talibans rule, see Taliban treatment of women. ... Al-Qaeda (Arabic: &#1575;&#1604;&#1602;&#1575;&#1593;&#1583;&#1577;, the foundation or the base) is the name given to a worldwide network of militant Islamist organizations under the leadership of Osama bin Laden. ... The Secretary of State for Defence is the senior United Kingdom government minister in charge of the Ministry of Defence. ... The Right Honourable Desmond Henry Browne MP (born March 22, 1952) British politician and barrister. ... The armed forces of the United Kingdom, commonly known as the British Armed Forces or Her Majestys Armed Forces, and sometimes legally the Armed Forces of the Crown[1], encompasses a navy, army, and air force. ... February 27 is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... The incumbent, in politics, is the current holder of a political office. ... This page contains a list of presidents of Senegal. ... Abdoulaye Wade (born May 29, 1926 in Kébémer[2]) is the third and current President of Senegal, in office since 2000. ... A presidential election was held in Senegal on 25 February 2007 (with a possible run-off to be held on 18 March). ... Richard Michael Daley (born April 24, 1942) is a United States politician, powerful member of the national and local Democratic Party and current mayor of Chicago, Illinois. ... Richard M. Daley is the current mayor of Chicago. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Richard Joseph Daley (May 15, 1902 – December 20, 1976) was the longest-serving mayor of Chicago. ... The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego is a particular church of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the western region of the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Notice of closure stuck on the door of a computer store the day after its parent company, Granville Technology Group Ltd, declared bankruptcy (strictly, put into administration - see text) in the UK. Bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of an individual or organizations to pay their... Civil law is system of law that has its origins in Roman law and sets out a comprehensive system of rules, usually codified, that are applied and interpreted by judges. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... . ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... The SSE composite is an index of all stock that trade on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. ... The Shanghai Stock Exchange is a stock exchange based in Shanghai, China. ... The Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE: DJI, also called the DJIA, Dow 30, or informally the Dow industrials or The Dow) is one of several stock market indices created by Wall Street Journal editor and Dow Jones & Company co-founder Charles Dow. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... FDA logo The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and is responsible for regulating food, dietary supplements, drugs, biological medical products, blood products, medical devices, radiation-emitting devices, veterinary products, and cosmetics in the United States. ... Sanofi-aventis (Euronext: SAN, NYSE: SNY), headquartered in Paris, France, is one of the 3 largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, along with Pfizer,GlaxoSmithKline. ... Influenza A virus subtype H5N1, also known as A(H5N1) or simply H5N1, is a subtype of the Influenza A virus which can cause illness in humans and many other animal species. ... A vaccine is an antigenic preparation used to establish immunity to a disease. ... The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) (Hebrew: &#1510;&#1489;&#1488; &#1492;&#1492;&#1490;&#1504;&#1492; &#1500;&#1497;&#1513;&#1512;&#1488;&#1500; Tsva Ha-Haganah Le-Yisrael ([Army] Force [for] the Defense of Israel), often abbreviated &#1510;&#1492;&#1500; Tsahal, alternative English spelling Tzahal, is the name of Israels armed forces... Map of the West Bank, with Nablus in the center north. ... Wikinews has news related to: Taliban target US Vice President Cheney with suicide bomb attack The 2007 Bagram Air Base bombing was a suicide attack that has killed up to 23 people and injured 20 more at the Bagram air base in Afghanistan, while Dick Cheney, the Vice President of... A suicide attack is an attack in which the attacker (attacker being either an individual or a group) intends to kill others and intends to die in the process of doing so (see suicide). ... 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Trincomalee District Map Trincomalee (Tamil: (Thirukonamalai, hist: Sirigonakanda); Sinhala: (Thirikunamalaya)) is a port city on the northeast coast of Sri Lanka, about 110 miles northeast of Kandy. ... Mom Rajawongse Pridiyathorn Devakula (Thai: born 15 July 1947) has been Governor of the Bank of Thailand since 2001. ... The following is a list of Prime Ministers of Thailand: Phraya Manopakorn Nititada, (1932-1933) General Phraya Phahol Pholphayuhasena, (1933-1938) Field Marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram, (1938-1944) Major Khuang Abhaiwongse, (1944-1945) Tawee Boonyaket, (1945) Seni Pramoj, (1945) Major Khuang Abhaiwongse, (1946) Luang Praditmanutham, (1946) Rear Admiral Thawal Thamrong Navaswadhi... General Surayud Chulanont (Thai: , RTGS: Surayut Chulanon, Nickname: Big Add) is the current Prime Minister of Thailand and head of Thailands Interim Government. ... 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Ian William Richardson CBE (7 April 1934 – 9 February 2007) was a Scottish actor best known for playing the Machiavellian politician Francis Urquhart in the House of Cards trilogy for the BBC. // Born in Edinburgh, Richardson was educated at Balgreen Primary School and Tynecastle High School in the city,[1... February 9 is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Henry Albert Hank Bauer (born July 31, 1922 in East St. ... February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Vickie Lynn Marshall (November 28, 1967 – February 8, 2007), better known under the stage name of Anna Nicole Smith,[1] was an American model, actress and celebrity. ... February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Alan Graham MacDiarmid ONZ, (born April 24, 1927) is a chemist. ... February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Frankie Laine, born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio (March 30, 1913 – February 6, 2007), was one of the most successful American singers of the twentieth century. ... Geographic areas where armed conflict is ongoing. ... Combatants Uganda Peoples Defence Force Lords Resistance Army Commanders Yoweri Museveni Joseph Kony The Lords Resistance Army (LRA),[1] formed in 1987, is a paramilitary group operating mainly in northern Uganda and parts of Sudan. ... Combatants Arab nations Israel Arab-Israeli conflict series History of the Arab-Israeli conflict Views of the Arab-Israeli conflict International law and the Arab-Israeli conflict Arab-Israeli conflict facts, figures, and statistics Participants Israeli-Palestinian conflict · Israel-Lebanon conflict · Arab League · Soviet Union / Russia · Israel and the United... For other uses, see al-Aqsa (disambiguation). ... Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC; Portuguese for First Capital Command; IPA: ) is a leftist Brazilian prison gang-turned-terrorist criminal organization founded in 1993 by inmates of Taubaté prison in São Paulo. ... The 2006 São Paulo violence began on May 12, 2006 in São Paulo, Brazil, the largest city in South America. ... Combatants Sudan-backed rebels: Chad rebels UFDR rebels Janjaweed Central African Republic Chad Commanders Many Francois Bozize Idriss Deby The Central African War is a military conflict in Central Africa which involves Chad, Sudan, and the Central African Republic (CAR). ... Colombian Armed Conflict or Colombian Civil War are terms that are employed to refer to the current low intensity conflict in Colombia that has existed since approximately 1964 or 1966, which was when the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and later the National Liberation Army (ELN) were founded and... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... The New Peoples Army (NPA), is a paramilitary group fighting for communist revolution in the Philippines. ... The Islamic Insurgency in the Philippines is an armed conflict of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), an Islamic movement and the government of the Philippines in the Southern Philippines. ... Combatants Lendu tribe, Nationalist and Integrationist Front (FNI) Hema tribe, Uganda, Union of Congolese Patriots, RCD-K Commanders Etienne Lona (FNI) James Kazini (UDPF) Casualties Civilians killed: 60,000 (estimate as of Nov. ... Map of Nigeria In 2004, Nigeria was rocked by a crisis in the oil industry which, coupled with the continuing problems in Iraq and contracted petrol supplies offered by Saudi Arabia and other OPEC countries, has serious implications for the entire world community. ... Combatants Hamas Fatah Strength 6,000 (mostly in Gaza) 30,000 (mostly in the W. Bank) Casualties 26 killed 42 killed 28 civilians killed 305 wounded on both sides (at least) The Palestinian civil skirmishes began after the ruling Hamas party accused Fatah of trying to kill the Palestinian National... Combatants Islamic Courts Union Pro-Islamist militias Alleged:  Eritrea Foreign Mujahideen al-Qaeda South:  Ethiopia Transitional Government of Somalia  United States North:  Ethiopia Galmudug Puntland After the invasion: AMISOM Commanders Hassan Aweys Sharif Ahmed Hasan Hersi Adan Ayrow Barre Adan Shire Hirale Abdi Qeybdid (Galmudug) Adde Musa (Puntland) Meles Zenawi... A French Army VAB armored vehicle patrolling in Côte dIvoire. ... One of the PKK logos (used 1995-2000) The Kurdistan Workers Party (Kurdish: or PKK, Turkish: ), sometimes linked with KADEK and Kongra-Gel, is a militant group founded in the 1970s and led, until his capture in 1999, by Abdullah Öcalan. ... Combatants Military of Yemen Shiite insurgents Commanders many Hussein al-Houthi† Badreddin al-Huthi Casualties > 700 killed[1] The Sadah conflict began in June 2004 when dissident cleric Hussein al-Houthi, head of the Shī‘a Zeidi sect, launched an uprising against the Yemeni government. ... Combatants Russian Federation Chechen Republic of Ichkeria Strength At least 93,000 in Chechnya in 1999 About 30,000 in Chechnya in 2007 (mostly MVD) 10,000 to 20,000 in 1999 (including private militias) 700 in Chechnya in 2007 (Russian est. ... Combatants  Thailand Muslim separatists Pattini Raya Commanders Gen. ... Combatants Military of Sri Lanka Indian Peace Keeping Force Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Commanders Junius Richard Jayawardene (1983-89) Ranasinghe Premadasa (1989-93) Dingiri Banda Wijetunge (1993-94) Chandrika Kumaratunga (1994-2005) Mahinda Rajapaksa (2005-present) Velupillai Prabhakaran (1983-present) Strength 111,000[1] 11,000[1] The Sri... Combatants Afghan National Army, NATO, United States Taliban Commanders Hamid Karzai, Dan McNeill Mohammed Omar Casualties Coalition casualties: 496 killed, 1000 wounded[1]. Afghan security forces casaulties: 1100 killed, 125 captured. ... Combatants factions of the SLA Justice & Equality Movement Janjaweed  Sudan Minnawi-faction of the SLA Commanders SLA: SalaBob and Sulaiman Gamos JEM: Ibrahim Khalil Janjaweed: ? Sudan: Omar al-Bashir SLA: Minni Minnawi Casualties 300,000 civilians killed (est. ... Elections Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      This electoral calendar 2007 lists the national/federal direct elections held in 2007 in the de jure and de facto sovereign states and their dependent territories. ... February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Parliament of Canada (French: Parlement du Canada) has two chambers. ... Ontario provincial by-elections, 2007 Canadas Ontario provincial government has called a by-election for February 8, 2007, to fill vacancies in three electoral districts (ridings): Burlington; Markham; and York South–Weston. ... A provincial by-election was held in Newfoundland and Labrador on 8 February 2007 to fill the vacancies in the House of Assembly ridings of Ferryland, Kilbride and Port au Port. ... February 9 is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Politics of the Turks and Caicos Islands takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic dependency, whereby as of August 9, 2006 the Premier is the head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system. ... Parliamentary elections will be held in the Turks and Caicos Islands on 9 February 2007. ... January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Gubernatorial elections will be held in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 27 January and 2007-01-30, though they were originally scheduled for 16 January and 2007-01-19. ... February 11 is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Presidential elections were held in Turkmenistan on February 11, 2007, following the death of President for Life Saparmurat Niyazov on 21 December 2006. ... February 11 is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... An abortion referendum took place in Portugal on February 11, 2007, to decide whether to legalise abortion up to ten weeks. ... February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Parliament of Canada (French: Parlement du Canada) has two chambers. ... A provincial by-election was held in Newfoundland and Labrador on 12 February 2007 to fill the vacancy in the House of Assembly riding of Humber Valley. ... February 17 is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... National Assembly elections were held in Lesotho on 17 February 2007. ... February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Elections in Spain gives information on election and election results in Spain. ... A referendum on the new Statute of Autonomy of Andalusia was held in Andalusia on 2007-02-18. ... February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Local elections were held in Albania on 18 February 2007. ... February 25 is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... A presidential election was held in Senegal on 25 February 2007 (with a possible run-off to be held on 18 March). ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (64th in leap years). ... Parliamentary elections took place in Estonia on Sunday, March 4, 2007. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (64th in leap years). ... redirect Template:Politics of Abkhazia Elections in Abkhazia gives information on election and election results in Abkhazia. ... Parliamentary elections were held in the unrecognized Republic of Abkhazia on 4 March 2007; a run-off round was held in seventeen constituencies on 18 March 2007. ... March 6 is the 65th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (66th in leap years). ... Parliamentary elections were held in the Federated States of Micronesia on 6 March 2007. ... March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (67th in leap years). ... Elections in Northern Ireland gives information on election and election results in Northern Ireland. ... The third elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly were held on 7 March 2007. ... March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (67th in leap years). ... The Eerste Kamer (literally First Chamber in Dutch) is the Upper House or Senate of the Netherlands parliament, the States-General. ... March 11 is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (71st in leap years). ... A Mauritanian presidential election is scheduled for 11 March 2007. ... March 18 is the 77th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (78th in leap years). ... The 2007 Finnish parliamentary election was held on March 18, 2007. ... March 24 is the 83rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (84th in leap years). ... Elections in Australia gives information on elections and election results in Australia. ... Elections for the 54th Parliament of New South Wales were held on Saturday, 24 March 2007. ... March 25 is the 84th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (85th in leap years). ... Parliametnary elections will be held in Benin on 25 March 2007. ... March 25 is the 84th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (85th in leap years). ... Other Hong Kong topics Culture - Economy Education - Geography - History Hong Kong Portal An election will be held in March 2007 to select the Chief Executive of Hong Kong. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (86th in leap years). ... The Parliament of Canada (French: Parlement du Canada) has two chambers. ... The new composition of the legislature Map of Quebecs ridings coloured in to indicate ridings won by each party and their popular vote. ... Conrad Moffat Black, Baron Black of Crossharbour PC, OC, KCSG (born 25 August 1944, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a prominent and controversial British biographer, financier and former newspaper magnate. ... José Padilla (also known as Abdullah al-Muhajir) (born October 18, 1970) is a U.S. citizen accused of being a terrorist by the United States government. ... Lt. ... James Charles Kopp (born in Pasadena, California on August 2, 1954) was convicted in 2003 for the 1998 murder of Dr. Barnett Slepian, a New York state physician who performed abortions. ... Ehren Watada (born 1978) is a first lieutenant in the United States Army who in June 2006 publicly refused to deploy to Iraq for his units assigned rotation to Operation Iraqi Freedom. ... Robert William (Willie) Pickton (b. ... Alberto Kenya Fujimori (born in Lima, Peru on July 28, 1938), also known as Kenya Fujimori ) or Chino called that by oponents, wich means Chinese, was President of Peru from July 28, 1990 to November 17, 2000. ... The Coalition for Unity and Democracy (commonly referred to as CUD, or occasionally as CDU) is a coalition of four existing political parties of Ethiopia which combined to compete for seats in the Ethiopian General Elections held on May 15, 2005. ... Ethiopia held general elections on May 15, 2005, for seats in both its national and in four regional government councils. ... Nazanin Nazanin (Mahabad) Fatehi (Persian: نازنین فاتحی) is a 19-year-old Iranian girl who was sentenced to death for stabbing a man who she claimed tried to rape her and her 15 year old niece (Nazanin was 17 at the time). ... The Iraq Special Tribunal is a body established under Iraqi national law to try Iraqi nationals or residents accused of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes or other serious crimes committed between 1968 and 2003. ... The Hofstad Network (in Dutch: Hofstadnetwerk or Hofstadgroep) is a suspected Islamist terrorist cell of mostly young Dutch Muslims of mainly North African ancestry. ... Official logo of the ICC. The International Criminal Court (ICC) was established in 2002 as a permanent tribunal to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, crime of aggression, and war crimes, as defined by several international agreements, most prominently the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. ... Thomas Lubanga Thomas Lubanga Dyilo was the founder and leader of the Union of Congolese Patriots (UPC), an armed militia in Ituri, northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). ... The Tribunal building in The Hague. ... The Special Court for Sierra Leone is an independent judicial body set up to try those who bear greatest responsibility for the war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Sierra Leone after 30 November 1996 during the Sierra Leone Civil War. ... For other persons named Charles Taylor, see Charles Taylor (disambiguation). ... Leo OConnor and David Keogh have been charged with breaking the Official Secrets Act in the United Kingdom. ... Brian Nichols Brian Gene Nichols (born December 10, 1971 in Baltimore, Maryland) is accused of shooting and killing Judge Rowland W. Barnes, court reporter Julie Brandau, and deputy sheriff Sgt. ... Thomas Dale DeLay (born April 8, 1947) is a former member of the United States House of Representatives from Sugar Land, Texas. ... I. Lewis Scooter Libby Irve Lewis Scooter Libby, Jr. ...


 
 

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