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January 2006 : - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- January is the first month of the year and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... December 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → 31 December 2005 (Saturday) 25-year-old Scottish human rights worker Kate Burton and her parents are freed unharmed in the Gaza Strip by the Palestinian gunmen who kidnapped them two days earlier. ... Media:Example. ... March 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Fijian Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase announces that the 2006 Fiji general elections will be held in the second week of May 2006 from the 6th to the 13th. ... April 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Events 1 April 2006 (Saturday) Marcos Pontes, Brazils first astronaut, reaches the International Space Station. ... May 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → May 1, 2006 (Monday) Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association outraged Vatican by planning to ordain another bishop, Liu Xinhong in Anhui Province. ... June 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Extraordinary renditions. ... Early elections in November are announced in the Netherlands. ... August 2006 is the eighth month of that year, and has yet to occur. ... September 2006 is the ninth month of 2006 and has begun on a Friday. ... October 2006 is the tenth month of that year and has yet to occur. ... 67 die and about 300,000 people are affected by floods in Ethiopias Somali Region of Ogaden after the Shabelle River bursts its banks. ... December 2006 is the twelfth and final month of the year and will begin in 2 day(s). ... It is proposed that this article be deleted, because of the following concern: Crystal ball, user has created future months and dates before, and been told not to (See User Talk:Jose and Ricardo). ...

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World - Sci-Tech - Sports - Video games - Wikinews December 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → 31 December 2005 (Saturday) 25-year-old Scottish human rights worker Kate Burton and her parents are freed unharmed in the Gaza Strip by the Palestinian gunmen who kidnapped them two days earlier. ... Media:Example. ... January 4, 2006 Astronomers announce new data on Plutos moon Charon obtained during an occultation of a star in July 2005. ... January 31, 2006 Sony is reportedly building a Xbox Live-killer for the PlayStation 3. ...

Africa - Australia and New Zealand - Britain and Ireland - Malaysia and Singapore - Thailand January 2006 in Africa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Categories: | | ... January 2006 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December Events in Britain and Ireland This page deals with current events in Great Britain and Ireland, of interest to and/or involving the British or the Irish. ... January 2006 in Malaysia and Singapore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...

2006 developments by topic
Monthly events, 2006 // Culture 2006 in architecture 2006 in art 2006 in film 2006 in video gaming 2006 in home video 2006 in literature 2006 in music 2006 in television People Politics Science and nature 2006 in rail transport Disabilities 2006 is the International Aspergers Year marking the 100th anniversary of the... Monthly events by year: 2005, 2006. ...

Recent Deaths

January

31: Coretta Scott King
30: Wendy Wasserstein
29: Paik Nam-june
27: Johannes Rau
26: Henry McGee
24: Fayard Nicholas
24: Chris Penn
21: Ibrahim Rugova
19: Tony Franciosa
19: Wilson Pickett
18: Anton Rupert
15: Sheikh Jaber of Kuwait
14: Jim Gary
14: Christopher Penley
14: Shelley Winters
10: Sidney Frank
8: Tony Banks
8: Elson Becerra
7: Heinrich Harrer
6: Lou Rawls
5: Merlyn Rees
4: Irving Layton
4: Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum
2: Steve Rogers Wikinews has news related to: Obituaries The following is a list of notable deaths in 2006. ... Wikinews has news related to: Obituaries The following is a list of notable deaths in 2006. ... January 31 is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Coretta Scott King (April 27, 1927 – January 30, 2006) was the wife of the assassinated civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. ... January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Wendy Wasserstein (October 18, 1950 – January 30, 2006) was an award-winning American playwright and an Andrew Dickson White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University. ... January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Pre-Bell-Man, statue in front of the Museum für Kommunikation, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ... January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Johannes Rau (January 16, 1931 – January 27, 2006) was the President of Germany from July 1, 1999 until June 30, 2004. ... January 26 is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Henry McGee (born 14 May 1929, London) is an actor who is best known for acting as a straight man to Benny Hill for many years. ... January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Christopher Shannon Penn (October 10, 1965 – January 24, 2006) was an American film actor. ... January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Ibrahim Rugova (December 2, 1944 – January 21, 2006) was the first President of Kosovo and of its leading political party, the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK). ... January 19 is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Anthony Papaleo (born October 25, 1928), better known as Anthony Franciosa, is an American actor. ... Wilson Pickett (March 18, 1941 – January 19, 2006) was an American R&B/Rock and Roll and soul singer. ... January 18 is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Bold text Dr. Anthony Edward Rupert (4 October 1916 – 18 January 2006) was an Afrikaner-South African billionaire entrepreneur, businessman and conservationist. ... January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jaber meeting with French foreign minister Roland Dumas during the Gulf War, October 1990 Jaber III al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah (Arabic: جابر الأحمد الجابر الصباح)‎ (June 29, 1926–January 15, 2006), of the al-Sabah dynasty, served as the thirteenth emir of Kuwait , and third emir since Kuwaits independence from Britain... January 14 is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jim Gary (March 17, 1939 – January 14, 2006) was an American sculptor popularly known for his large, colorful creations of dinosaurs made from discarded automobile parts and was recognized internationally for his fine, architectural, landscape, and whimsical monumental art. ... Christopher Penley (born circa 1990 — January 15, 2006) was a 15-year-old U.S. schoolboy who was shot by a SWAT team on January 13, 2006 — and died of his injuries — after he had briefly taken another student hostage in a classroom and then later holed himself up in... Winters in Cry of the City (1948) Shelley Winters (August 18, 1920 – January 14, 2006) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress. ... January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Sidney E. Frank (October 2, 1919 – January 10, 2006) was an American businessman who became a billionaire through his savvy promotion of Grey Goose vodka and Jägermeister. ... January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Anthony Louis Banks, Baron Stratford (8 April 1943 – 8 January 2006), usually known as Tony Banks, was a British politician and Labour Party MP and member of the House of Lords. ... Elson Evelio Becerra (April 26, 1978 — January 8, 2006) was a Colombian footballer, who was shot in a night club Cartagena together with friend Alexander Ríos. ... January 7 is the seventh day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Heinrich Harrer Heinrich Harrer (July 6, 1912 – January 7, 2006) was an Austrian mountaineer, sportsman, geographer and author. ... January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 359 days (360 in leap years) remaining. ... Louis Allen Rawls (December 1, 1933 – January 6, 2006) was a Chicago-born American soul music, jazz, and blues singer. ... January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Merlyn Rees, later Baron Merlyn-Rees of Cilfynydd, PC (18 December 1920 - 5 January 2006) was a British Labour party Member of Parliament from 1963 until 1992. ... January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Irving Layton OC (March 12, 1912 – January 4, 2006) was a Canadian poet. ... Wikinews has news related to this article: Dubai leader Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum dead Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum (1943 – 4 January 2006) (Arabic: الشيخ مكتوم بن راشد آل مكتوم) was the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and the emir or ruler... January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Steve Rogers 2005 Steve Rogers (November 29, 1954 – January 3, 2006) was an Australian rugby league player. ...

Events

Ariel Sharon illness
Abramoff scandal
Avian influenza (H5N1) outbreak
Black sites scandal
Horn of Africa food crisis
Iran's nuclear program
Malawi food crisis
Muhammad Drawings controversy
North Ossetia sabotages
North Indian cyclone season
Pacific typhoon season
• Southern Hemisphere cyclone season
  • Moderate Tropical Storm Boloetse
  • Tropical Cyclone Jim
Winter X-Games, Aspen, CO
Stormontgate
It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Ariel Sharon. ... Lobbyist Jack Abramoff was featured on the cover of TIME magazine, the week of January 9, 2006, after his guilty plea. ... Influenza A virus subtype H5N1, also known as A(H5N1) or H5N1, is a subtype of the Influenza A virus that can cause illness in humans and many other animal species. ... The salt pit in Afghanistan Black site is a military term that has been used by United States intelligence agencies to refer to any classified facility that is officially denied by the US government. ... Affected countries The 2006 Horn of Africa food crisis is an acute shortage of food affecting four Horn of Africa countries: Somalia, Kenya, Djibouti and Ethiopia. ... As of 2006, Iran is not known to possess weapons of mass destruction and has signed treaties repudiating possession of them, including the Biological Weapons Convention, the Chemical Weapons Convention, and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). ... The 2005 Malawi food crisis is a severe food security crisis affecting more than five million people in Malawi, especially in the south, caused by the failure to harvest sufficient staple maize due to a drought. ... Page three of Jyllands-Postens culture section from September 30, 2005 with the twelve drawings of Muhammad. ... On January 22 2006, Two explosions occurred on the main branch and a reserve branch of the Mozdok-Tbilisi pipeline in the Russian border region of North Ossetia at around 0300 local time (2400 GMT). ... North Indian cyclone seasons 1995-1999 2000-2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 The 2006 North Indian cyclone season has no bounds, but cyclones tend to form between April and December, with peaks in May and November. ... Wikinews has news related to: Hurricane season, 2006 The 2006 Pacific typhoon season has no official bounds; it runs year-round in 2006, but most tropical cyclones tend to form in the northwestern Pacific Ocean between May and November. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... ESPN X Games logo The X Games is an annual multi-sport event with a focus on action sports. ... Stormontgate is the name given to the controversy surrounding an alleged Provisional Irish Republican Army spy-ring based in Stormont, the parliament building of Northern Ireland. ...

Wars and conflicts

Acholiland insurgency
Arab-Israeli conflict (Al-Aqsa Intifada)
• Chad-Sudan conflict
Second Chechen War
Second Congo War
Darfur conflict in Sudan
Iraq War
Ivorian Civil War
Nepal Civil War
South Thailand insurgency
The Lords Resistance Army (LRA)[1], formed in 1987, is a rebel paramilitary group operating mainly in northern Uganda. ... 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). ... Combatants Sudan, United Front for Democratic Change rebel alliance Chad Commanders Omar Hasan Ahmad al-Bashir (Sudan), Mohammed Nour (UFDC) Idriss Deby Strength ~120,000 est. ... Combatants Russian Federation Chechen Republic of Ichkeria Strength At least 93,000 in 1999 10,000 to 20,000 in 1999 (mostly militias) Casualties Unknown, at least 4,600 killed by October 2002[1] Hundreds of civilians. ... Combatants Government-aligned forces, Hutu-aligned forces Uganda-aligned forces, Tutsi-aligned forces Commanders Government: Laurent-Désiré Kabila, Joseph Kabila Rwanda: Paul Kagame, Uganda: Yoweri Museveni, others Strength  ?  ? Casualties  ?  ? The Second Congo War was a conflict that took place largely in the territory of Democratic Republic of the Congo... 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. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... A French Army VAB armored vehicle patrolling in Côte dIvoire. ... now. ... Combatants Thai Government/Military Muslim separatists Pattini Raya Commanders Gen. ...

Elections

Results

29: Finland, President 2nd round
25: Palestinian Nat'l Auth., Legislature
23: Canada, Federal
22: Portugal, President
20: Iraq, Legislative
15: Chile, President runoff
This electoral calendar 2006 lists the national/federal direct elections held in 2006 in the de jure and de facto sovereign states and their dependent territories. ... January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2006 Finnish Presidential election saw the reelection of Tarja Halonen as President of Finland for a second six-year term. ... January 25 is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Elections in the Palestinian National Authority gives information on election and election results in the PNA. Palestine elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. ... Wikinews has news related to this article: Hamas wins Palestinian election On January 25, 2006, elections were held for the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), the legislature of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA). ... January 23 is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Rendition of party representation in the 39th Canadian parliament decided by this election. ... January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... General Summary The Portuguese presidential election of 2006 was held on January 22. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Iraqis in the predominantly Sunni city of Husaybah, wait in lines to vote, during the national election, December 15. ... January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Chilean presidential candidates: (left to right/top to bottom) Michelle Bachelet, Tomás Hirsch, Joaquín Lavín, Sebastián Piñera A presidential election took place in Chile on Sunday, December 11, 2005. ...

Trials

Chile: Alberto Fujimori
Chile: Augusto Pinochet
Indonesia: Bali Nine
Iraq: Iraqi Special Tribunal
Saddam Hussein, among others
Netherlands: ICTY
Slobodan Milošević
Russia: Nur-Pashi Kulayev
UK: Leo O'Connor & David Keogh
U.S.: Tom DeLay
U.S.: Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling
U.S.: Zacarias Moussaoui
U.S.: Brian Nichols
Alberto Kenya Fujimori, (born in Peru[1] on July 28, 1938), also known as Kenya Fujimori (藤森 謙也 Fujimori Kenya), was President of Peru from July 28, 1990 to November 17, 2000. ... Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte[1] (November 25, 1915 – December 10, 2006) was a general and President of Chile. ... Michael Czugaj, shown during an interview on the Nine Networks current affairs television program, A Current Affair. ... 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. ... Saddam Hussein during his first appearance before the Iraqi Special Tribunal The trials of Saddam Hussein, the former President of Iraq, are being held under the Iraqi Special Tribunal. ... The International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991, more commonly referred to as the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), is a body of the United Nations (UN) established to... Slobodan MiloÅ¡ević Slobodan MiloÅ¡ević   (IPA Serbian Cyrillic: Слободан Милошевић) (Požarevac, 20 August 1941 – The Hague, 11 March 2006) was President of Serbia and of Yugoslavia. ... Kulayev following raid A native of Engenoi, Chechnya, Nur-Pashi Kulayev is thought to be the sole survivor of the 32 hostage-takers in the 2004 Beslan school hostage crisis, although Shamil Basayev denies the claim, stating that one other escaped[1] 24, and an unemployed carpenter at the time... Leo OConnor and David Keogh have been charged with breaking the Official Secrets Act in the United Kingdom. ... Thomas Dale Tom DeLay (born April 8, 1947) is a former member of the United States House of Representatives from Sugar Land, Texas. ... Kenneth Lee Ken Lay (April 15, 1942 – July 5, 2006), was an American businessman, best known for his role in the widely-reported corruption scandal that led to the downfall of Enron Corporation. ... Jeffrey Skilling, credit AP Worldwide. ... Zacarias Moussaoui (Arabic: زكريا موسوي) (born May 30, 1968) is a French citizen of Moroccan descent who was convicted of conspiring to kill Americans as part of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. ... 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. ...

1 January 2006 (Sunday)

  • Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accuses European nations of trying to complete the Holocaust by creating a "Jewish camp" Israel in the Middle East. "Don't you think that continuation of genocide by expelling Jews from Europe was one of their aims in creating a regime of occupiers of Al-Quds (Jerusalem) Isn't that an important question?" He went on to say that Europe should cede some of their territory for a Jewish state, and that anti-Semitism has a long history in Europe, while Jews have lived peacefully among Muslims for centuries. (Reuters)
  • Russia-Ukraine gas dispute: Russian natural gas supplier Gazprom cuts gas supplies to Ukraine, following Ukraine's rejection of a 460% price increase. President Vladimir Putin had offered a three-month price freeze if Ukraine would agree to pay the higher price thereafter, but this was rejected. Ukraine currently pays US$50 per 1000 cubic metres, Russia claims the market rate is $230. (BBC)
  • Tropical Storm Zeta continues activity in the Atlantic Ocean, becoming only the second North Atlantic tropical cyclone to exist across two calendar years and extending the already historic 2005 Atlantic hurricane season even further. (CNN)
  • At least three Qassam rockets landed in the western Negev, despite Israel Defense Forces' Operation Blue Skies. At least one Qassam rocket landed in Sderot, in which the Red Dawn alert system was activated around 15:30. Two Qassam rockets landed in an open area near Israeli communities in the western Negev. In all the cases there were no injuries. (Ynetnews)
  • Residents brace as a second winter storm hits the region, a day after the first caused floods and mudslides across northern California. (LA Times) (AP via Yahoo!)

January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Mohammad Khatami, Irans president, 1997-2005. ...   (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. ... World map exhibiting the location of Europe. ... Concentration camp inmates during the Holocaust The Holocaust was Nazi Germanys systematic genocide (ethnic cleansing) of various ethnic, religious, national, and secular groups during World War II. Early elements include the Kristallnacht pogrom and the T-4 Euthanasia Program established by Hitler that killed some 200,000 people. ... A ghetto is an area where people from a specific ethnic background or united in a given culture or religion live as a group, voluntarily or involuntarily, in milder or stricter seclusion. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... Look up Genocide in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Jerusalem (disambiguation). ... Hebrew יְרוּשָׁלַיִם (Yerushalayim) (Standard) Yerushalayim or Yerushalaim Arabic commonly القـُدْس (Al-Quds); officially in Israel أورشليم القدس (Urshalim-Al-Quds) Name Meaning Hebrew: (see below), Arabic: The Holiness Government City District Jerusalem Population 724,000 (2006) Jurisdiction 123,000 dunams (123 km²) Mayor Uri Lupolianski Web Address www. ... The Eternal Jew: 1937 German poster. ... A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Turkish: Müslüman, Persian and Urdu: مسلمان, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of Islam. ... Wikinews has news related to: Russia cuts off gas supplies to Ukraine The dispute between Russian state-owned gas supplier Gazprom and Ukraine over natural gas prices started in March of 2005 (over the price of natural gas and prices for the transition of Gazproms gas to Europe). ... Natural gas is a gaseous fossil fuel consisting primarily of methane. ... Gazprom (LSE: OGZD; Russian: , sometimes transcribed as Gasprom) is the largest Russian company and the biggest extractor of natural gas in the world. ... Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (Russian: ) (born October 7, 1952) is the incumbent President of Russia. ... Tropical Storm Zeta was the late-developing twenty-seventh named storm of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. ... Cyclone Catarina, a rare South Atlantic tropical cyclone viewed from the International Space Station on March 26, 2004 Hurricane and Typhoon redirect here. ... The 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was the most active Atlantic hurricane season in recorded history, shattering previous records on repeated occasions. ... The remnants of an exploded Qassam rocket that was fired from the Gaza Strip at Israel. ... Ruins in the Negev desert The Negev (Hebrew נֶגֶב;, Tiberian Hebrew Néḡeḇ; Arabic النقب an-Naqab) is the desert region of southern Israel. ... The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) (Hebrew: ‎  , [Army] Force for the Defense of Israel), often abbreviated with the Hebrew acronym צהל Tsahal, alternative English spelling Tzahal, is the name of Israels military forces, comprising the Israeli Army, the Israeli Air Force and the Israeli Sea Corps. ... Sederot (Hebrew: (help·info); unofficially also spelled Sderot) is a city in the Southern District of Israel in Israel. ... Northern California, sometimes referred to as NorCal, is the northern portion of the U.S. state of California. ...

2 January 2006 (Monday)

  • Ugandan presidential candidate Kizza Besigye is released from prison. Besigye was arrested on November 14 on treason and rape charges. (News24)
  • Thirteen U.S. coal miners are trapped after an underground explosion in Upshur County, West Virginia. (ABC)
  • Russia-Ukraine gas dispute: Countries across Europe report reductions in gas supplies after Russia disconnected supplies to Ukraine yesterday. Russia accuses Ukraine of stealing 100 million cubic metres of gas yesterday from pipelines transiting the country; Ukraine denies this but has previously claimed the right to 15% of the gas as a transit toll. Hungary reports supplies are down by 40%, France and Italy by 30%, and Poland by 14%. Germany, Russia's principal customer, also reports reductions. Russian supplier Gazprom says that it will increase supplies and return them to normal by Tuesday night. (Sky News)
  • Police are investigating the New Year's Day murder of Bryan Harvey, who with his wife and two young daughters were found dead with their throats slashed in the basement of their South Side Richmond, Virginia home, which was then set afire. Harvey was former singer and guitarist of 1980’s band House of Freaks and his wife was the half-sister of Steven Culp, who played Rex Van De Kamp on Desperate Housewives. The fire was discovered by Johnny Hott, HOF bandmate and drummer for the band Cracker (ABC) wikinews (New York Daily News) (Billboard)
  • Eleven people are killed when the roof of an ice rink collapse in Bad Reichenhall, southern Germany, under the weight of recent snowfall, trapping some 50 skaters underneath. (CNN)
  • Several exploits of a severe Windows security vulnerability are spreading over the Internet, permitting compromise of any Windows computer merely by viewing a maliciously crafted image on a website or in e-mail or instant messaging. No patch from Microsoft is available, however an unofficial patch exists [1]. The vulnerability affects every version of Windows, potentially affecting more computers than any prior computer security vulnerability in history. (Microsoft) (CERT) (Slashdot) (Sans) (F-Secure)
  • The leader of the Maoist guerrillas in Nepal issued a statement that his group, the People's Liberation Army, will resume its war with the monarchy after a four month truce. (New Kerala)
  • Severe storms affected East Java, Indonesia, leading to flooding and landslides. At least 57 people are believed to have been killed in the flooding and up to a further 200 people were assumed to be buried alive in the town of Cijeruk 350 kilometers east of Jakarta. (BBC)

January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Kizza Besigye with his wife, former MP Winnie Byanyima. ... 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... Wyoming coal mine Coal mining is the mining of coal. ... Upshur County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... Wikinews has news related to: Russia cuts off gas supplies to Ukraine The dispute between Russian state-owned gas supplier Gazprom and Ukraine over natural gas prices started in March of 2005 (over the price of natural gas and prices for the transition of Gazproms gas to Europe). ... Gazprom (LSE: OGZD; Russian: , sometimes transcribed as Gasprom) is the largest Russian company and the biggest extractor of natural gas in the world. ... Bryan Harvey (c. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Nickname: The River City 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 Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (D) Area    - City 62. ... House of Freaks was a two-man band formed in Richmond, Virginia in the mid 1980s. ... Steven Culp as Jeff Haffley on NBCs The West Wing. ... This section does not cite its references or sources. ... Johnny Hott was the drummer for the House of Freaks, a musical duo with singer/guitarist Bryan Harvey. ... Cracker is an American alternative rock band fronted by former Camper Van Beethoven singer David Lowery, with guitarist Johnny Hickman. ... At approximately 15:00 UTC on Monday January 2, 2006, the roof of a 1970s-built ice rink collapsed under the weight of heavy snowfall in the town of Bad Reichenhall, Bavaria, Germany, near the Austrian border, trapping 50 underneath the rubble. ... Alte Saline (old salt refinery) former Townhall Bad Reichenhall is a spa town, and administrative center of the Berchtesgadener Land district in Upper Bavaria, Germany. ... In computer security, an exploit is a piece of software, a chunk of data, or sequence of commands that take advantage of a bug, glitch or vulnerability in order to get unintended or unanticipated behavior out of computer software, hardware, or something electronic (usually computerized). ... The 2005 WMF vulnerability was a flaw in the Windows operating system that was first disclosed on Bugtraq on 28 December 2005, and was subsequently used in a variety of exploits. ... Microsoft Windows is the name of several families of proprietary software operating systems by Microsoft. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... A screenshot of PowWow, one of the first instant messengers with a graphical user interface Instant messaging or IM is a form of real-time communication between two or more people based on typed text. ... Mao could refer to: Mao Zedong, (Mao Tse-Tung in Wade-Giles) leader of the Communist Party of China from 1935 to 1976. ... Look up guerrilla in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... East Java (Indonesian: Jawa Timur) is a province of Indonesia. ... Landslide of soil and regolith in Pakistan A landslide is a geological phenomenon which includes a wide range of ground movement, such as rock falls, deep failure of slopes and shallow debris flows. ... Jakarta (also Djakarta or DKI Jakarta), formerly known as Sunda Kelapa, Jayakarta and Batavia is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. ...

3 January 2006 (Tuesday)

  • U.S. pilots targeting a house outside of Baghdad where they believed insurgents had taken shelter killed a family of 12. (Washington Post)
  • Israeli television claims that Police in Tel Aviv found evidence that proves Prime Minister of Israel Ariel Sharon's family took bribes while Sharon was running for the leadership of the Likud Party. An aide dismissed the allegations. (BBC)
  • Sago Mine disaster: In West Virginia, USA, family members now say only one trapped miner has been brought out alive from the collapsed coal mine. All 12 others are dead. Earlier news reports, at approximately 10:30 p.m. EST, indicated that 12 miners were found alive. Rescue crews found one body late Tuesday after 13 miners were trapped following an explosion on Monday. (Yahoo!) (ABC)
  • Russia-Ukraine gas dispute: The Russian and Ukrainian natural gas companies agree to end their dispute and resume gas supply to Ukraine under a complex price scheme in which OAO Gazprom will sell gas to the Rosukrenergo trading company (owned by Gazprom Bank and Raiffeisen Bank) for US$230 (E195) per 1,000 cubic meters as of Jan. 1, and Ukraine will buy gas from the company for US$95 (E80). (IHT)
  • Chinese journalist and whistleblower Jiang Weiping, who was jailed in 2000 for violating the State Secrets Law on charges of "subversion," is released after the one year left on his prison sentence is commuted. In 1999 Jiang wrote two articles for a Hong Kong magazine accusing Bo Xilai, who at the time was governor of Liaoning province, but is now China's economic minister, of covering up corruption. (Reuters)
  • Conflict in Iraq: 6 members of the same family of 14 have been confirmed killed following a U.S. airstrike in Northern Iraq. (BBC)
  • Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Israel Police prevents Palestinians in East Jerusalem from campaigning in the upcoming Elections in the Palestinian National Authority. (BBC)
  • Rescue workers are still battling to find survivors after the roof of an ice rink collapsed in Bad Reichenhall, southern Germany, leaving at least 10 people dead, some of them children. It is thought many are still trapped under the rubble. (BBC)
  • Bidding continues in an international auction for Canadian steel company Dofasco Inc., Hamilton, Ont. -- the latest bid, C$4.9 billion, came Tuesday from German steelmaker ThyssenKrupp AG. (CBC Business News)
  • Four years after defaulting on its external debt, Argentina pays its USD 9.57 billion debt with the IMF. (Reuters)
  • Jack Abramoff of the Jack Abramoff lobbying and corruption scandal pleads guilty to federal conspiracy, fraud and tax evasion charges. According to NPR, this puts Abramoff on the prosecutor's side and he is expected to cooperate in the continuing investigation that could involve "up to 20 members of Congress" (NPR). The court filing is available as a PDF here: [2]
  • Mirant Corp., Atlanta, Georgia, a power generation company that filed for bankruptcy court protection in July 2003, emerges from chapter 11 status after converting more than $6 billion of debt and liabilities into equity. (company website)
  • National Express has its worst ever coach crash, 2 people were killed.

January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Tel-Aviv was founded on empty dunes north of the existing city of Jaffa. ... The Prime Minister of Israel (Hebrew: ראש הממשלה, Rosh HaMemshala, lit. ...   (Hebrew: , also known by his diminutive Arik אָרִיק) (born February 27, 1928) is a former Israeli politician and general. ... Likud party logo Likud or &#1500;&#1497;&#1499;&#1493;&#1491; literally means consolidation. ... Wikinews has three articles on the accident: Coal miners trapped in West Virginia mine 13 coal miners trapped in West Virginia mine 12 coal miners are found dead, 1 in critical condition, in West Virginia mine The Sago Mine disaster was a coal mine explosion on January 2, 2006 in... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... Wyoming coal mine Coal mining is the mining of coal. ... Wikinews has news related to: Russia cuts off gas supplies to Ukraine The dispute between Russian state-owned gas supplier Gazprom and Ukraine over natural gas prices started in March of 2005 (over the price of natural gas and prices for the transition of Gazproms gas to Europe). ... Gazprom (LSE: OGZD; Russian: , sometimes transcribed as Gasprom) is the largest Russian company and the biggest extractor of natural gas in the world. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... A whistleblower is an employee, former employee, or member of an organization who reports misconduct to people or entities that have the power and presumed willingness to take corrective action. ... Jiang Weiping is a Chinese journalist and whistleblower, who was jailed in 2000 for violating the State Secrets Law on charges of subversion. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Subversion is an overturning or uprooting. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Bo Xilai (薄熙来; pinyin: Bó XÄ«lái) (born July 1949) is the current Minister of Commerce of the Peoples Republic of China. ...   (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Liáoníng) is a northeastern province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... The Iraqi insurgency is the armed resistance by diverse groups within Iraq to the US occupation of Iraq and to the U.S.-supported Iraqi government. ... 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 Navy United States Marine Corps United States Air Force United States Coast Guard; these comprise five of the seven United States Uniformed Services. ... An airstrike is a military strike by air forces on an enemy ground position, which depending on the selected tactics may or may not be followed up by artillery, armor, and/or infantry units. ... Israel, with the West Bank and Gaza Strip in diagonal stripes The Israeli-Palestinian conflict which is at the heart of the Arab-Israeli conflict, is an ongoing dispute between two peoples, Jewish Israelis and Arab Palestinians, that both claim the right to sovereignty over the land of Israel/Palestine. ... Israeli Police logo The Israel Police (משטרת ישראל Mishteret Yisrael) is a civilian force in the State of Israel. ... The term Palestinian has other usages, for which see definitions of Palestinian. ... East Jerusalem is that part of Jerusalem which was held by Jordan from the 1948 Arab-Israeli War until the Six-Day War in 1967. ... Elections in the Palestinian National Authority gives information on election and election results in the PNA. Palestine elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. ... Alte Saline (old salt refinery) former Townhall Bad Reichenhall is a spa town, and administrative center of the Berchtesgadener Land district in Upper Bavaria, Germany. ... A male Caucasian toddler child A child (plural: children) is a young human. ... Dofasco TSX: DFS is a steel company based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, as is longtime rival Stelco. ... Nickname: Ambitious City, Steeltown, The Hammer Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Location in the province of Ontario, Canada Coordinates: Country  Province Canada  Ontario Incorporated June 9, 1846 [1] Mayor Fred Eisenberger City Council Hamilton City Council Representatives MPs and MPPs Area    - City 1,138. ... German industrial company ThyssenKrupp AG, with about 200,000 employees, mainly operates in the steel industry, but also in the automotive, industrial construction, and shipbuilding areas, as well as manufacturing lifts and providing other technologies and services. ... In finance, default is what occurs when a party is unwilling or unable to pay their debt obligations. ... The flag of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is the international organization entrusted with overseeing the global financial system by monitoring foreign exchange rates and balance of payments, as well as offering technical and financial assistance when asked. ... Abramoff on the cover of the January 16, 2006 issue of TIME magazine after pleading guilty earlier that month. ... Lobbyist Jack Abramoff was featured on the cover of TIME magazine, the week of January 9, 2006, after his guilty plea. ... Mirant is an energy company headquartered in Atlanta. ... Nickname: Hotlanta, The Big Peach, The ATL, A-Town Location in Fulton County in the state of Georgia Coordinates: Country United States State Georgia Counties Fulton, Dekalb  - Mayor Shirley Franklin (D) Area    - City 343. ... 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for July, 2003. ... National Express is the brand under which the majority of long distance bus and coach services in the United Kingdom are marketed, and also the company that manages this network and operates some of the services. ... The 2007 National Express coach accident occured on 3 January 2007 at approximately a 23:45 (GMT)[1] on a slip road connecting the M25 motorway and the M4 motorway west of London, when a National Express coach travelling from London to Aberdeen overturned. ...

4 January 2006 (Wednesday)

January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Influenza A virus subtype H5N1, also known as A(H5N1) or H5N1, is a subtype of the Influenza A virus that can cause illness in humans and many other animal species. ... This is a list of kings of Saudi Arabia: King Abdul Aziz (Ibn Saud) (1902/1932-1953) King Saud, son of King Abdul Aziz (1953-1964) King Faisal, son of King Abdul Aziz (1964-1975) King Khalid, son of King Abdul Aziz (1975-1982) King Fahd, son of King Abdul... King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud (Arabic: عبد الله بن عبد العزيز آل سعود, born 1924) [1] is the King of Saudi Arabia. ... The Masjid-i-Jahan Numa The Masjid-i-Jahan Numa, commonly known as Jama Masjid of Delhi is the principal mosque of Old Delhi in India. ... For other uses, see Delhi (disambiguation). ... This article deals with the post-invasion period in Iraq and its occupation. ... 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). ... 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. ... The Prime Minister of Israel (Hebrew: ראש הממשלה, Rosh HaMemshala, lit. ...   (Hebrew: , also known by his diminutive Arik אָרִיק) (born February 27, 1928) is a former Israeli politician and general. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Ariel Sharon. ... Anesthesia (AE), also anaesthesia (BE), is the process of blocking the perception of pain and other sensations. ... Ehud Olmert (IPA ; Hebrew: אהוד אולמרט; born September 30, 1945) is the 12th and current Prime Minister of Israel. ... Dow Jones & Company (NYSE: DJ), based in the United States is a publishing and financial information firm. ... World map exhibiting the location of Europe. ... The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945 lifted nuclear fallout some 18 km (60,000 feet) above the epicenter. ... Diagram of V-2, the first ballistic missile. ... Java (Indonesian, Javanese, and Sundanese: Jawa) is an island of Indonesia, and the site of its capital city, Jakarta. ... Lower Antelope Canyon was carved out of sandstone by flash floods A Flash Flood is a rapid flooding of geomorphic low-lying areas (washes), rivers and streams, caused by the intense rainfall associated with a thunderstorm, or multiple training thunderstorms. ... At approximately 15:00 UTC on Monday January 2, 2006, the roof of a 1970s-built ice rink collapsed under the weight of heavy snowfall in the town of Bad Reichenhall, Bavaria, Germany, near the Austrian border, trapping 50 underneath the rubble. ... Israel, with the West Bank and Gaza Strip in diagonal stripes The Israeli-Palestinian conflict which is at the heart of the Arab-Israeli conflict, is an ongoing dispute between two peoples, Jewish Israelis and Arab Palestinians, that both claim the right to sovereignty over the land of Israel/Palestine. ... The term Palestinian has other usages, for which see definitions of Palestinian. ... The remnants of an exploded Qassam rocket that was fired from the Gaza Strip at Israel. ... The term Palestinian has other usages, for which see definitions of Palestinian. ... Sederot (Hebrew: (help·info); unofficially also spelled Sderot) is a city in the Southern District of Israel in Israel. ... Zikim (זיקים) is a kibbutz in the northern Negev region of Israel. ...

5 January 2006 (Thursday)

January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Carlos Urrutia is Perus ambassador to Venezuela. ... An ambassador, rarely embassador, is a diplomatic official accredited to a foreign sovereign or government, or to an international organization, to serve as the official representative of his or her own country. ... The Presidential Army Ensign of Venezuela. ... Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías (IPA: ) (born July 28, 1954) is the 53rd[1] and current President of Venezuela. ... Ollanta Humala Tasso (born June 26, 1963) is a Peruvian left-leaning nationalist politician and a Lieutenant Colonel (retired) in the Peruvian army. ... A foreign minister is a cabinet minister that helps to form foreign policy for sovereign nations. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party in the United Kingdom. ... Rt. ... Alcoholism is the consumption of, or preoccupation with, alcoholic beverages to the extent that this behavior interferes with the drinkers normal personal, family, social, or work life, and may lead to physical or mental harm. ... Chris Huhne, Menzies Campbell and Simon Hughes at the London Hustings in Friends Meeting House on 23rd February The 2006 Liberal Democrats leadership election was won by Menzies Campbell. ... An insurgency is an armed rebellion against a constituted authority, by any irregular armed force that rises up against an enforced or established authority, government, or administration. ... Karbal&#257; (&#1603;&#1585;&#1576;&#1604;&#1575;&#1569;; also transliterated as Kerbala or Kerbela) is a city in Iraq, located about 100 km southwest of Baghdad at 32. ... Saddam Mosque Ramadi (Arabic: ‎ ; BGN: Ar Ramādī) is a city in central Iraq, about 100 kilometers west of Baghdad. ... Mecca IPA: or Makkah IPA: (in full: Makkah al-Mukarramah IPA: ; Arabic: ‎, Persian: ‎, Turkish and Kurdish: Mekke, Urdu: مکہ مکرمہ) is the capital city of Saudi Arabias Makkah province, in the historic Hejaz region. ... A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Turkish: Müslüman, Persian and Urdu: مسلمان, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of Islam. ... Traditionally, pilgrims travel to Mecca in groups with their friends or family, or people from their local mosque as an expression of unity. ... The Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ), commonly known as HP, is a very large, global company headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States. ... Private equity is a broad term that refers to any type of equity investment in an asset in which the equity is not freely tradable on a public stock market. ... The Blackstone Group L.P. is a prominent private equity and management investment firm founded in 1985 by Peter G. Peterson and Stephen A. Schwarzman. ... Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) NYSE: CSC is an information technology (IT) and business services company headquartered in El Segundo, California, USA. Its stated mission is to help clients achieve strategic goals and profit from the use of information technology. ... The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is an influential international daily newspaper published in New York City, New York with a worldwide average daily circulation of more than 2. ...

6 January 2006 (Friday)

January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 359 days (360 in leap years) remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Janjaweed (Arabic: جنجويد, variously transliterated Janjawid, Janjawed, Jingaweit, Jinjaweed, Janjawiid, Janjiwid, Janjaweit, etc. ... Combatants Janjaweed Chad loyalists Casualties 0 12 civilian casualties The Battle of Borota took place in Borota, Chad, near the eastern city of Adre, on January 6, 2006. ... The United Front for Democratic Change (officially abbreviated as F.U.C.) is the largest Chadian rebel alliance, made up of eight individual rebel groups, all with the goals of overthrowing the government of current Chadian President Idriss Deby and after a two-year period, holding free and internationally monitored... The Kashmir earthquake (also known as the South Asia earthquake or Pakistan earthquake) of 2005 was a major earthquake whose epicenter was the Pakistan-administered disputed region of Kashmir. ... SOS Childrens Villages is an independent, non-governmental international development organisation which has been working to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of children since 1949. ... Gastroenteritis involves diarrhea or vomiting, with noninflammatory infection of the upper small bowel, or inflammatory infection of the colon, both part of the gastrointestinal tract. ... Pneumonia is an illness of the lungs and respiratory system in which the alveoli (microscopic air-filled sacs of the lung responsible for absorbing oxygen from the atmosphere) become inflamed and flooded with fluid. ... This article is not about asthma. ... Muzaffarabad (Urdu: مظفرآباد, is the capital of the State of Azad Kashmir, located in the north of the state, which is the Pakistani-controlled part of the former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir. ... The Gang of Four on trial The Gang of Four (Chinese: &#22235;&#20154;&#24110;; pinyin: ) was a group of Communist Party leaders in the Peoples Republic of China who were arrested and removed from their positions in 1976, following the death of Mao Zedong, and were blamed for the... Yao Wenyuan (Chinese: 姚文元; Pinyin: ) (1931–23 December 2005) was a former Chinese writer and propaganda official and a member of the Gang of Four in the Peoples Republic of China. ... December 23 is the 357th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (358th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Subcomandante Marcos in Chiapas Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos (allegedly born June 19, 1957 in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico), also known as Delegado Zero in matters concerning the Other Campaign, describes himself as the spokesperson for the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) but, due to his prominence in the EZLN, he is... A general election is to be held in Mexico on Sunday, 2 July 2006. ... Influenza A virus subtype H5N1, also known as A(H5N1) or H5N1, is a subtype of the Influenza A virus that can cause illness in humans and many other animal species. ... For the current concern about the transmission of an avian flu to humans see Transmission and infection of H5N1. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... The Prime Minister of Israel (Hebrew: ראש הממשלה, Rosh HaMemshala, lit. ...   (Hebrew: , also known by his diminutive Arik אָרִיק) (born February 27, 1928) is a former Israeli politician and general. ... A cardiothoracic surgeon performs a mitral valve replacement at the Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. ... In zootomy, several terms are used to describe the location of organs and other structures in the body of bilateral animals. ... The Supreme Court of India is the highest court of the land as established by Part V, Chapter IV of the Constitution of India. ... Safety is our motto reads this welcome sign at Alang, a statement heavily criticized Alang is a coastal town in the State of Gujarat in India. ... The Clemenceau (R98), often affectionately called le Clém, was the 8th aircraft carrier of the French Navy. ... Fibrous asbestos on muscovite Asbestos Asbestos Asbestos (a misapplication of Latin: asbestos quicklime from Greek : a, not and sbestos, extinguishable) describes any of a group of minerals that can be fibrous, many of which are metamorphic and are hydrous magnesium silicates. ...

7 January 2006 (Saturday)

January 7 is the seventh day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Yala (Thai ยะลา) is the southernmost province (changwat) of Thailand. ... Combatants Thai Government/Military Muslim separatists Pattini Raya Commanders Gen. ... 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. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... Lieutenant-General Urano Teixeira da Matta Bacellar (1947 – January 6, 2006) was a Brazilian soldier. ... Rt. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ... Chris Huhne, Menzies Campbell and Simon Hughes at the London Hustings in Friends Meeting House on 23rd February The 2006 Liberal Democrats leadership election was won by Menzies Campbell. ... Tamil Tigers emblem The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), also known as the Tamil Tigers, is a military and political organization that has waged a violent secessionist campaign against the Sri Lankan Government since the 1970s in order to secure independence for the Tamil portions of Sri Lanka. ... 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. ... The Prime Minister of Israel (Hebrew: ראש הממשלה, Rosh HaMemshala, lit. ...   (Hebrew: , also known by his diminutive Arik אָרִיק) (born February 27, 1928) is a former Israeli politician and general. ... CAT apparatus in a hospital Computed axial tomography (CAT), computer-assisted tomography, computed tomography, CT, or body section roentgenography is the process of using digital processing to generate a three-dimensional image of the internals of an object from a large series of two-dimensional X-ray images taken around... Intracranial pressure, (ICP), is the pressure exerted by the cranium on the brain tissue, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and the brains circulating blood volume. ... A sketch of the human brain by artist Priyan Weerappuli, imposed upon his sketch of the profile of Michaelangelos David In animals, the brain, or encephalon (Greek for in the head), is the control center of the central nervous system. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... The Bell 206 of Canadian Helicopters Robinson Helicopter Company (USA) R44, a four seat development of the R22 A helicopter is an aircraft which is lifted and propelled by one or more horizontal rotors consisting of two or more rotor blades. ... The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk is a medium-lift utility or assault helicopter used by over 20 nations. ... Tal Afar (also Talafar) is a city in northern Iraq, about 30 miles west of Mosul. ... Following are the successive heads of state of Poland. ...  , (born June 18, 1949) is the President of the Republic of Poland and a politician of the conservative party Prawo i Sprawiedliwość (Law and Justice, PiS.) KaczyÅ„ski served as President of Warsaw from 2002 until December 22, 2005, the day before his presidential inauguration. ... This is a list of Prime Ministers of Poland. ... Kazimierz Cienias Marcinkiewicz (born December 20, 1959 in Gorzów Wielkopolski) is a Polish politician, prime minister since 31 October 2005. ... Zyta Gilowska Zyta Janina Gilowska (born July 7, 1949 in Nowe Miasto Lubawskie) - Polish economist and politician. ... A Deputy Prime Minister is the deputy of a Prime Minister, and a member of a nations cabinet. ...

8 January 2006 (Sunday)

January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Turkish: Müslüman, Persian and Urdu: مسلمان, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of Islam. ... Traditionally, pilgrims travel to Mecca in groups with their friends or family, or people from their local mosque as an expression of unity. ... Mecca IPA: or Makkah IPA: (in full: Makkah al-Mukarramah IPA: ; Arabic: ‎, Persian: ‎, Turkish and Kurdish: Mekke, Urdu: مکہ مکرمہ) is the capital city of Saudi Arabias Makkah province, in the historic Hejaz region. ... Counter-terrorism in Singapore is a series of measures implemented in Singapore aiming to detect and prevent potential terrorism acts and to minimize damages should they occur. ... Exercise Northstar V was a large scale emergency preparedness exercise conducted in Singapore on 8 January 2006. ... A C751B train at Eunos MRT Station. ... Toa Payoh Bus Interchange is located in Toa Payoh, Singapore. ... The government of Singapore consists of several departments, known as ministries and statutory boards in Singapore. ... An earthquake is a phenomenon that results from the sudden release of stored energy in the Earths crust that creates seismic waves. ... The moment magnitude scale was introduced in 1979 by Tom Hanks and Hiroo Kanamori as a successor to the Richter scale and is used by seismologists to compare the energy released by earthquakes. ... The epicenter or epicentre (ancient Greek: &#949;&#960;&#943;&#954;&#949;&#957;&#964;&#961;&#959;&#957;) is the point on the Earths surface that is directly above or below the center of a localized explosive event or point of seismic energy release. ... Kythira (Îœodern Hellenic: Κύθηρα), also known as Cerigo (Τσιρίγο), also spelt: Kithira, Kythera, Cythera, Cerigo or Tsirigo, is an hellenic island, historically part of the Ionian Islands. ... Nickname: City of Athena or Cradle of Democracy Location of the city of Athens (red dot) within the Prefecture of Athens and Periphery of Attica Coordinates: Country Greece Peripheries Attica Prefecture Athens Founded circa 2000 BC Mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis Area    - City 38. ... Sicily (Sicilia in Italian, Latin, Sicilian and Spanish, Σικελία in Greek, Sqallija Maltese) is an autonomous region of Italy and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, with an area of 25,708 km² (9,926 sq. ... For other meanings, see Amman (disambiguation) and Ammann. ... The hypocenter or hypocentre (literally: below the center from the Greek &#965;&#960;&#972;&#954;&#949;&#957;&#964;&#961;&#959;&#957;), also known as the focus, is the point inside the Earth where an earthquake originates. ...

9 January 2006 (Monday)

January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... A General is an officer of high military rank. ... General Sir (Hugh) Michael Rose, KCB, CBE (born 1940 in what was then British India) is a retired British Army General. ... 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. ... Commander is a military rank which is also sometimes used as a military title depending on the individual customs of a given military service. ... Motto: none Anthem: Intermeco (previously Jedna i jedina) Capital (and largest city)  Sarajevo Official languages Bosnian Croatian Serbian Government Emerging federal democratic republic  - Presidency members 1 Haris Silajdžić2 Željko KomÅ¡ić3  - Council of Ministers Chairman Nikola Å pirić Independence from Yugoslavia   - Declared March 1, 1992   - Recognized April 6... The British Broadcasting Corporation, usually known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is one of the largest broadcasting corporations in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the UK alone and with a budget of more than £4 billion. ... The Prime Minister is in practice the most important political office in the United Kingdom. ... For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born 6 May 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the UK Labour Party, and Member of the UK Parliament... Impeachment is the process by which a legislative body formally levels charges against a high official of government. ... There have been three conflicts in the late 20th century and early 21st century called Gulf War, all of which refer to conflicts in the Persian Gulf region: Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) (aka First Gulf War). ... Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (Persian: سپاه پاسداران انقلاب اسلامی - Sepah-e Pasdaran-e Enghelab-e Islami), often shortened to Revolutionary Guards, or called by its Persian name Sepah or Pasdaran, is a military organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran. ... The Prime Minister of Israel (Hebrew: ראש הממשלה, Rosh HaMemshala, lit. ...   (Hebrew: , also known by his diminutive Arik אָרִיק) (born February 27, 1928) is a former Israeli politician and general. ... A wide variety of drugs are used in modern anaesthetic practice. ... Sedation is a medical procedure involving administration of sedative drugs, generally to facilitate a medical procedure, such as endoscopy, vasectomy, or minor surgery with local anaesthesia. ... 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... A vice president is an officer in government or business who is next in rank below a president. ... 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 former personal attorney and partner of Anna Nicole Smith, see Howard K. Stern. ... This article is about the Gaston Leroux novel. ... Cats is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on Old Possums Book of Practical Cats and other poems by T. S. Eliot. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theater combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ...

10 January 2006 (Tuesday)

January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Leo OConnor and David Keogh have been charged with breaking the Official Secrets Act in the United Kingdom. ... The Al Jazeera bombing memo is an unpublished memorandum made within the British government which purports to be the minutes of a discussion between United States President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair. ... Amnesty International symbol Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) comprising a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights.[1] Essentially it compares actual practices of human rights with internationally accepted standards and demands compliance where these have not... A Camp Delta recreation and exercise area at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. ... Map of Cuba with location of Guantánamo Bay indicated. ... The crew of the oceanographic research vessel Princesse Alice, of Albert Grimaldi (later Prince Albert I of Monaco) pose while flensing a catch. ... Greek &#7936;&#957;&#964;&#945;&#961;&#954;&#964;&#953;&#954;&#8057;&#962;, opposite the arctic) is a continent surrounding the Earths South Pole. ... 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. ... Verkhovna Rada. ... A cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... Wikinews has news related to: Russia cuts off gas supplies to Ukraine The dispute between Russian state-owned gas supplier Gazprom and Ukraine over natural gas prices started in March of 2005 (over the price of natural gas and prices for the transition of Gazproms gas to Europe). ... 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. ... Categories: Wikipedia cleanup | Iran geography stubs | Cities in Iran ... The Prime Minister is in practice the most important political office in the United Kingdom. ... For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born 6 May 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the UK Labour Party, and Member of the UK Parliament... The Respect agenda was launched in September 2005 by Tony Blair, who described it as being about ‘putting the law abiding majority back in charge of their communities’. It aims to help central government, local agencies, local communities and citizens work together to build a society in which we can... Influenza A virus subtype H5N1, also known as A(H5N1) or H5N1, is a subtype of the Influenza A virus that can cause illness in humans and many other animal species. ... Turkey is a secular, republican parliamentary democracy. ... Waziristan location map A flag used by a resistance movement in Waziristan against the British during the 1930s, with the Takbir written on it. ...

11 January 2006 (Wednesday)

January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Asia-Pacific Partnership for Clean Development and Climate is an international non-treaty agreement between Australia, India, Japan, the Peoples Republic of China, South Korea, and the United States announced July 28, 2005 at an Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum meeting and launched on... The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia with a metropolitan area population of over 4. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A synagogue (Hebrew: בית כנסת ; beit knesset, house of assembly; Yiddish: שול, shul; Ladino אסנוגה esnoga) is a Jewish place of religious worship. ... Location Position of Moscow in Europe Government Country District Subdivision Russia Central Federal District Federal City Mayor Yuriy Luzhkov Geographical characteristics Area  - City 1,081 km² Population  - City (2007)    - Density 10,469,000   8537. ... Vladimir Arutinian (his surname is also transliterated as Arutyunian) (b. ... Assassin and Targeted killing redirect here. ... 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 presidential seal was first used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Life imprisonment is a sentence of imprisonment for a serious crime, nominally for the entire remaining life of the prisoner, but in fact for a period which varies between jurisdictions: many countries have a maximum possible period of time a prisoner may be incarcerated, or require the possibility of parole...

12 January 2006 (Thursday)

January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... This article is about Irans civilian nuclear program. ... The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is the organ of the United Nations charged with maintaining peace and security among nations. ... Sanctions is the plural of sanction (see also penalty). ... There have been many serious incidents during the Hajj that have led to the loss of hundreds of lives. ... Bold textStoning of the Devil or stoning of the jamarat (Arabic: ramy al-jamarāt) is part of the annual Islamic Hajj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. ... Traditionally, pilgrims travel to Mecca in groups with their friends or family, or people from their local mosque as an expression of unity. ... Mina is a desert location situated some 5 kilometres to the east of the Islamic holy city of Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia. ... A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Turkish: Müslüman, Persian and Urdu: مسلمان, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of Islam. ... Monument to pilgrims in Burgos, Spain This article is on religious pilgrims. ... Mehmet Ali AÄŸca (born January 9, 1958) is a Turkish assassin, who shot and wounded Pope John Paul II on May 13, 1981. ... Coat of Arms of Pope John Paul II. The Letter M is for Mary, the mother of Jesus, to whom he held strong devotion Pope John Paul II (Latin: ), (Italian: Giovanni Paolo II), born   [] (May 18, 1920, Wadowice, Poland – April 2, 2005, Vatican City) reigned as Pope of the Roman... The Clemenceau (R98), often affectionately called le Clém, was the 8th aircraft carrier of the French Navy. ... Ships moored at El Ballah during transit Egypt: Site of Suez Canal (top). ... This article is becoming very long. ...

13 January 2006 (Friday)

  • The U.S. CIA attempts to kill Ayman al-Zawahiri by bombing Damadola, Pakistan, a village near the Afghanistan border. The attack kills at least 18 people: eight men, five women and five children. Anonymous U.S. government sources claim he was invited to a feast in the village, but did not attend. (CNN)
  • Augustine Volcano in Alaska has erupted five times in the past three days, the first eruptions in nearly two decades. The island is uninhabited. (National Geographic)
  • Tyco International announces that it will split itself into three companies, spinning off Tyco Healthcare and Tyco Electronics. (Tyco)

January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... 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 CIA Seal The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an American intelligence agency, responsible for obtaining and analyzing information about foreign governments, corporations, and individuals, and reporting such information to the various branches of the U.S. Government. ... Group photo of Ayman Al Zawahiri, Usama Bin Laden & Abu Hafs Prosecution Trial Exhibit from the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui Sheikh Ayman al-Zawahiri (Arabic: ‎) (born June 19, 1951) is a prominent member of the al-Qaeda group, a physician, author, poet, and formerly the head of the militant organization... On January 13, 2006 U.S. aircraft fired missiles into the Pakistani village of Damadola in the Bajaur tribal area, about 7 km (4. ... Augustine Volcano is a stratovolcano on Augustine Island in southwestern Cook Inlet in the Kenai Peninsula Borough of southcentral coastal Alaska, 280 kilometres (180 miles) southwest of Anchorage. ... Official language(s) English Capital Juneau Largest city Anchorage Area  Ranked 1st  - Total 663,267 sq mi (1,717,855 km²)  - Width 808 miles (1,300 km)  - Length 1,479 miles (2,380 km)  - % water 13. ... Tyco International Ltd. ...

15 January 2006 (Sunday)

January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Mwai Kibaki (born November 15, 1931) is Kenyas third president, an economist, and a political leader. ... Affected countries The 2006 Horn of Africa food crisis is an acute shortage of food affecting four Horn of Africa countries: Somalia, Kenya, Djibouti and Ethiopia. ... The Peggys Point lighthouse in Nova Scotia, Canada An aid for navigation and pilotage at sea, a lighthouse is a tower building or framework sending out light from a system of lamps and lenses or, in older times, from a fire. ... NASA satelite image of the Black Sea Map of the Black Sea The Black Sea is an inland sea between southeastern Europe and Anatolia that is actually a distant arm of the Atlantic Ocean by way of the Mediterranean Sea. ... Kim Jong-il (also written as Kim Jong Il [2]) (Korean: ) (born February 16, 1941)is the leader of Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, a position he has held since 1994. ... Completed tracheostomy: 1 - Vocal cords 2 - Thyroid cartilage 3 - Cricoid cartilage 4 - Tracheal cartilages 5 - Balloon cuff A tracheotomy or tracheostomy is a surgical procedure performed on the neck to open a direct airway through an incision in the trachea (the windpipe). ...   (Hebrew: , also known by his diminutive Arik אָרִיק) (born February 27, 1928) is a former Israeli politician and general. ... The Prime Minister of Israel (Hebrew: ראש הממשלה, Rosh HaMemshala, lit. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Ariel Sharon. ... A stroke, also known as cerebrovascular accident (CVA),[1] is an acute neurological injury in which the blood supply to a part of the brain is interrupted. ... The 2006 Finnish Presidential election saw the reelection of Tarja Halonen as President of Finland for a second six-year term. ... Tarja Kaarina Halonen ( ) (born December 24, 1943, in Helsinki, Finland) is the President of Finland. ... Sauli Niinistö Sauli Väinämö Niinistö (born August 24, 1948, Salo, Finland) is a Director at the European Investment Bank, a lawyer, former Finnish finance minister and was the Kokoomus candidate in the 2006 presidential election. ... January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Verónica Michelle Bachelet Jeria (born September 29, 1951) is a center-left politician and the current President of Chile—the first woman to hold this position in the countrys history. ... Chilean presidential candidates: (left to right/top to bottom) Michelle Bachelet, Tomás Hirsch, Joaquín Lavín, Sebastián Piñera A presidential election took place in Chile on Sunday, December 11, 2005. ... Flag of the President of Chile The President of Chile is both the chief of state and the head of government. ... An artists rendering of Stardust (NASA image) The Stardust capsule with cometary and interstellar samples landed at the U.S. Air Force Utah Test and Training Range at 10:10 UTC (15 January 2006) in the Bonneville Salt Flats. ... The US Armys Dugway Proving Ground (DPG) is a facility located approximately 85 miles (140 km) southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah. ... Comet Hale-Bopp Comet McNaught as seen from Swifts Creek, Victoria, Australia on 23 January 2007 A comet is a small body in the solar system that orbits the Sun and (at least occasionally) exhibits a coma (or atmosphere) and/or a tail â€” both primarily from the effects of... For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born 6 May 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the UK Labour Party, and Member of the UK Parliament... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... The Clemenceau (R98), often affectionately called le Clém, was the 8th aircraft carrier of the French Navy. ... Ships moored at El Ballah during transit Egypt: Site of Suez Canal (top). ... This article is becoming very long. ... This page is about negotiations; for the board game, see Diplomacy (game). ... Glyn Berry Glyn Berry (1946 – January 15, 2006) was a Canadian diplomat who was killed in a car bombing in Afghanistan. ... Entrance to the emirs palace in Bukhara. ... Jaber meeting with French foreign minister Roland Dumas during the Gulf War, October 1990 Jaber III al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah (Arabic: جابر الأحمد الجابر الصباح)‎ (June 29, 1926–January 15, 2006), of the al-Sabah dynasty, served as the thirteenth emir of Kuwait , and third emir since Kuwaits independence from Britain... Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah (Arabic: سعد العبد الله السالم الصباح SaÊ¿d al-Ê¿Abd Allāh as-Sālim as-Sabāh), born 1930, was the Emir of Kuwait during a short reign of ten days from January 15 to January 24, 2006, succeeding the late Sheikh Jaber. ... Concentration camp inmates during the Holocaust The Holocaust was Nazi Germanys systematic genocide (ethnic cleansing) of various ethnic, religious, national, and secular groups during World War II. Early elements include the Kristallnacht pogrom and the T-4 Euthanasia Program established by Hitler that killed some 200,000 people. ... 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. ...

16 January 2006 (Monday)

January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The presidential seal was first used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. ... Pneumonia is an illness of the lungs and respiratory system in which the alveoli (microscopic air-filled sacs of the lung responsible for absorbing oxygen from the atmosphere) become inflamed and flooded with fluid. ... Rizgar Mohammed Amin (born 1958) is the chief judge in the Iraqi Special Tribunals Al-Dujail trial. ... 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. ... Saddam Hussein during his first appearance before the Iraqi Special Tribunal The trials of Saddam Hussein, the former President of Iraq, are being held under the Iraqi Special Tribunal. ... 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The NSA warrantless surveillance controversy concerns eavesdropping by the United States National Security Agency (NSA) without court oversight. ... Page one of the original copy of the Constitution. ... John Forrest, the first Premier of Western Australia The Premier of Western Australia is the head of the executive government in the Australian State of Western Australia. ... Dr. Geoffrey Ian Gallop (born 27 September 1951) has been the Premier of Western Australia since 2001. ... Clinical depression (also called major depressive disorder, or sometimes unipolar when compared with bipolar disorder) is a state of intense sadness, melancholia or despair that has advanced to the point of being disruptive to an individuals social functioning and/or activities of daily living. ... Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf (born October 29, 1938) is the current president of Liberia and Africas first elected female head of state. ... 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17 January 2006 (Tuesday)

January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is the highest judicial body in the United States and leads the judicial branch of the United States federal government. ... Holding The Controlled Substances Act does not give the U.S. Attorney General the authority to prohibit doctors from prescribing drugs for use in physician-assisted suicide permitted by state law. ... Official language(s) None Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... Measure 16 of 1994 established Oregons Death with Dignity Act (ORS 127. ... Euthanasia (Greek, good death) is the practice of killing a person or animal, in a painless or minimally painful way, for merciful reasons, usually to end their suffering. ... The Controlled Substances Act (CSA) was enacted into law by the Congress of the United States as Title II of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970. ... Jill Carroll appeared in a video released by the terrorist group Brigades of Vengeance Jill C. Carroll (born October? 1977) is an American journalist, currently employed by the Christian Science Monitor. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Categories: Caribbean geography stubs | Capitals in North America | Haiti ... Laurent Koudou Gbagbo (born May 31, 1945) is the president of Côte dIvoire (since 2000). ... The United Nations Operation in Cote dIvoire (UNOCI) is a United Nations peacekeeping mission. ... The Ivorian Popular Front (French: Front Populaire Ivoirien), known by its French initials FPI, is a political party in Côte dIvoire. ... A French Army VAB armored vehicle patrolling in Côte dIvoire. ... Motto: Broadly bring benefit to humanity[1] Anthem: Aegukga (Patriotic Hymn) Capital (and largest city) Seoul Official languages Korean Government Republic  - President Roh Moo-hyun  - Prime Minister Han Myeong-sook Establishment    - Gojoseon October 3, 2333 BCb   - Liberation declared March 1, 1919 (de jure)   - Liberation August 15, 1945   - First Republic August... Hwang Woo-suk (황우석) (born 29 January 1953) is a South Korean biomedical scientist. ... Clonaid is the alias for a self-described human cloning company associated with the Raëlian Movement which sees cloning as part of the path to immortality. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Raëls first published book, the basis of the Raëlian movement Raëlism is the belief system promoted by the Raëlian Movement, a religious group which believes that scientifically advanced extraterrestrials known as the Elohim (as found in the Hebrew texts of the Christian Bible and the... 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18 January 2006 (Wednesday)

  • Human Rights Watch in its annual report strongly condemns the United States, saying "it became disturbingly clear that the abuse of detainees had become a deliberate, central part of the Bush administration's strategy of interrogating terrorist suspects". (CBC) (BBC News) (Human Rights Watch press info)
  • The Tokyo Stock Exchange closes 20 minutes early due to a flood of sell orders overwhelming the capacity of its trading system. (AP/Yahoo!News)
  • Bangladeshi UN peacekeepers are attacked by Laurent Gbagbo's "Young Patriots" in Côte d'Ivoire. At least three people have been killed, and the UN has warned that the country is sliding towards war. (BBC)
  • China has recorded its sixth death from the avian flu virus, according to a report on the Chinese Health Ministry's Web site. (CNN)
  • North Korean leader Kim Jong-il says he is committed to a peaceful resolution of the standoff over his country's nuclear ambitions. (CBS)
  • A building collapses on the outskirts of New Delhi on Wednesday, trapping at least 15 people in the rubble. (CNN)
  • Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels have ambushed a navy bus in Sri Lanka's northeast, injuring six sailors and a civilian. (CBC)
  • Two people who conspired to extort money from Wendy's by planting a severed finger in a bowl of chili and then suing the restaurant are sentenced to about ten years each in prison. (CTV)

January 18 is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Human Rights Watch Banner Human Rights Watch is a United States-based international non-government organization that conducts research and advocacy on human rights. ... The Tokyo Stock Exchange ), or TSE, is one of the largest stock exchange markets in the world by monetary volume located in Tokyo, Japan, second only to the New York Stock Exchange. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... Laurent Koudou Gbagbo (born May 31, 1945) is the president of Côte dIvoire (since 2000). ... The Young Patriots of Cote DIvoire is the name given to a youth movement supportive of the President of Cote DIvoire, Laurent Gbagbo and his ruling FPI party. ... 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. ... Look up war in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Avian influenza (also known as bird flu) is a type of influenza virulent in birds. ... North Korea, officially the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK; Korean: Chos&#335;n Minjuju&#365;i Inmin Konghwaguk; Hangul: &#51312;&#49440;&#48124;&#51452;&#51452;&#51032;&#51064;&#48124;&#44277;&#54868;&#44397;; Hanja: &#26397;&#39854;&#27665;&#20027;&#20027;&#32681;&#20154;&#27665;&#20849;&#21644;&#22283;), is a country in eastern Asia... Kim Jong-il (also written as Kim Jong Il [2]) (Korean: ) (born February 16, 1941)is the leader of Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, a position he has held since 1994. ... New Delhi   (Hindi: , Punjabi: , Urdu: ‎) is an urban area within the metropolis of Delhi, and the capital city of the Republic of India, as well as the seat of the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi. ... 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. ... Wendys is a chain of fast food restaurants founded by Dave Thomas based in Dublin, Ohio and owned by the American corporation Wendys International, Inc. ...

19 January 2006 (Thursday)

January 19 is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Al Jazeera logo Al Jazeera (&#1575;&#1604;&#1580;&#1586;&#1610;&#1585;&#1577;), meaning The Island or The (Arabian) Peninsula (whence also Algiers) is an Arabic television channel based in Qatar. ... An audio tape recording of a speech believed to be by al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was released on January 19, 2006. ... Osama bin Muhammad bin Awad bin Laden (Arabic: ‎; born March 10, 1957[1]), most often mentioned as Osama bin Laden or Usama bin Laden, is a Saudi Arabian militant Islamist and is widely believed to be one of the founders of the organization called al-Qaeda. ... 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. ... 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20 January 2006 (Friday)

  • At 4 o'clock UTC NASA's Pluto probe New Horizons crossed the orbit of the Moon, eight hours and thirty five minutes after launch. This is a new Earth-to-Moon-distance flight record.
  • Three former workers at the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant in Ohio are indicted for repeatedly falsifying inspection reports and other information to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The plant's owner, FirstEnergy Corporation, accepts a plea bargain and $28 million in fines in lieu of criminal prosecution. (Toledo Blade)
  • Archeologists digging under the Roman Forum, Rome, Italy, discover a tomb estimated at 3000 years old, predating the creation of the Forum by several centuries. (USA Today)
  • Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan have defused a huge car bomb found not far from their base near Kandahar. The discovery comes just days after a suicide bomber killed Canadian diplomat Glyn Berry and seriously wounded three soldiers travelling with him. (CBC)
  • Embroiled in a nuclear standoff with the West, Iran says it is moving funds out of Europe to shield them from possible U.N. sanctions. (Reuters)
  • Iraq's election commission says that an alliance of Shiite religious parties, the United Iraqi Alliance, has won the most seats in Iraq's new National Assembly after the December 2005 legislative elections . (CBS)
  • At least 52 people including five children are killed after an overcrowded bus plunges down a deep gorge in Indian Kashmir. (CBC)
  • Israel says it has proof that Iran financed the bombing of a fast-food restaurant in Tel Aviv, and that Syria carried it out. (ABC)
  • Rescue teams search for two West Virginia miners missing after a coal mine fire. (ABC)
  • Japan has halted the import of U.S. beef after an animal spine was found in a beef shipment at Tokyo International Airport. A ban has now been reinstated. (CNN)
  • Turkish police are reported to have taken into custody, Mehmet Ali Ağca, the man who shot Pope John Paul II in 1981 after an appeals court ordered his return to prison to serve more time for killing a journalist. (CNN)
  • A whale, identified as a 5 metre (17') long Northern Bottlenose whale, is observed in the River Thames in Central London passing upstream of the Houses of Parliament. The "River Thames whale" is believed to have passed through the Thames Barrier about 1515 UTC on Thursday afternoon. Attempts are being made to guide it back to the Thames estuary, where a second whale has been sighted off Southend on Sea. (BBC), (Sky News)
  • Protests by the pro-government Young Patriots in Côte d'Ivoire end after their leader, Charles Blé Goudé, tells them to "go home and clean up the streets". (BBC)

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This page refers to the main forum in the centre of Rome. ... This article is about the city in Afghanistan. ... This page is about negotiations; for the board game, see Diplomacy (game). ... Glyn Berry Glyn Berry (1946 – January 15, 2006) was a Canadian diplomat who was killed in a car bombing in Afghanistan. ... The Titan II ICBM carried a 9 Mt W53 warhead, making it one of the most powerful nuclear weapons fielded by the United States during the Cold War. ... World map exhibiting the location of Europe. ... 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. ... 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21 January 2006 (Saturday)

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22 January 2006 (Sunday)

January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... This page is about negotiations; for the board game, see Diplomacy (game). ... Espionage (spying) is a practice of obtaining information about an organization or a society that is considered secret or confidential without the permission of the holder of the information. ... The rocky side of a mountain creek near Orosí, Costa Rica. ... Juan Evo Morales Ayma (born October 26, 1959 in Orinoca, Oruro), popularly known as Evo (IPA: ), is the President of Bolivia, and has claimed to be the countrys first indigenous head of state since the Spanish Conquest over 470 years ago. ... The President of Bolivia is the head of state of Bolivia. ... A Hupa man. ... On January 22 2006, Two explosions occurred on the main branch and a reserve branch of the Mozdok-Tbilisi pipeline in the Russian border region of North Ossetia at around 0300 local time (2400 GMT). ... The Republic of North Ossetia-Alania (Russian: &#1056;&#1077;&#1089;&#1087;&#1091;&#769;&#1073;&#1083;&#1080;&#1082;&#1072; &#1057;&#1077;&#769;&#1074;&#1077;&#1088;&#1085;&#1072;&#1103; &#1054;&#1089;&#1077;&#769;&#1090;&#1080;&#1103;-&#1040;&#1083;&#1072;&#769;&#1085;&#1080;&#1103;; Ossetic: &#1062;æ&#1075;&#1072;&#1090; &#1048;&#1088;&#1099;&#1089... Kobe Bean Bryant (born August 23, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... Wilton Norman Wilt Chamberlain (August 21, 1936 – October 12, 1999) was an American National Basketball Association basketball player. ...

23 January 2006 (Monday)

January 23 is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... // Hugo Chávez era Since Hugo Chávez was elected President of Venezuela, the long-standing close diplomatic relationship between Venezuela and the United States have progressively worsened. ... Embraer, the Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. is a Brazilian aircraft manufacturer. ... Celso Amorim Celso Luiz Nunes Amorim (born June 3, 1942 in Santos, São Paulo) has been the foreign minister of Brazil since 2003. ... Rendition of party representation in the 39th Canadian parliament decided by this election. ... The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada), colloquially known as the Tories, is a right-leaning conservative political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ... 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Neferkheperre-waenre Beautiful are the forms of Re, the one of Re Nomen Akhenaten He who is beneficial to the Aten (after Year 4 of his reign) Amenhotep Horus name Kanakht-Meryaten The strong bull, beloved of the Aten Nebty name Wernesytemakhetaten Great of kingship in Akhetaten Golden Horus Wetjesrenenaten... Map of Karnak, showing major temple complexes Interior of Temple Al-Karnak (Arabic الكرنك, in Ancient Egypt was named Ipet Sut, the most venerated place) is a small village in Egypt, located on the banks of the River Nile some 2. ... This is an (incomplete) list of emirs of Kuwait: The Sabah dynasty came to power in 1752, before which date the Bani Khalid tribe ruled the region. ... Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah (Arabic: سعد العبد الله السالم الصباح SaÊ¿d al-Ê¿Abd Allāh as-Sālim as-Sabāh), born 1930, was the Emir of Kuwait during a short reign of ten days from January 15 to January 24, 2006, succeeding the late Sheikh Jaber. ... Bioče is a village nine miles northeast of Podgorica in Montenegro. ... Coordinates Mayor Dr. Miomir MugoÅ¡a (DPS - SDP) Municipality area 1,441 km² Population (2003 census)  - city  - municipality  - density 136,473 169,132 117,4 pop per km² Time zone  - Standard  - Summer (DST) CET (UTC+1) CEST (UTC+2) Founded Before 12th Century as Birziminium Area code +382 81 Car... Anthem: Oj, svijetla majska zoro Oh, the bright dawn of May Capital (and largest city)  Podgorica Official languages Serbian (Ijekavian dialect)1 (local also Albanian) Government Republic  - President Filip Vujanović  - Prime Minister Željko Å turanović Independence from Serbia and Montenegro   - Declared June 3, 2006   - Recognised June 8, 2006  Area  - Total 13... Rescue workers at the site of the disaster Map of Montenegro showing the site of the Bioče train disaster The Bioče train disaster was a train crash on January 23, 2006 in Montenegro, one of the two republics of Serbia and Montenegro. ... 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24 January 2006 (Tuesday)

January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... 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... A federal judge is a judge appointed in accordance with Article III of the United States Constitution. ... A summary judgment is a legal decision in a case made when one party to a lawsuit requests summary judgment by pre-trial motion. ... Christopher William Smith (Rizler) (born 1980) was a prolific e-mail spammer, advertising drugs from his Xpress Pharmacy Direct in Burnsville, Minnesota, United States. ... 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A website, Web site or WWW site (often shortened to just site) is a collection of webpages, that is, HTML/XHTML documents accessible via HTTP on the Internet; all publicly accessible websites in existence comprise the World Wide Web. ... Ie or ie may mean: Ie, Okinawa Ie (Japanese family system), the classical Japanese family system Ie, a work of Japanese author Shimazaki Toson Interlingue (ISO 639 alpha-2, ie) i. ... Firefox may refer to: Firefox (novel), written by Craig Thomas, published in 1978 Firefox (film), the 1982 movie starring Clint Eastwood, based on the novel Firefox (arcade game), the laserdisc arcade game based on the movie Mozilla Firefox, a web browser The Red Fox or the Red Panda, based on... A percentage is a way of expressing a proportion, a ratio or a fraction as a whole number, by using 100 as the denominator. ... Look up Market in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

25 January 2006 (Wednesday)

January 25 is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Lucía Hiriart de Pinochet, nee Lucía Hiriart Rodríguez, is the wife (1943) of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. ... Dictator was the title of a magistrate in ancient Rome appointed by the Senate to rule the state in times of emergency. ... Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte[1] (November 25, 1915 – December 10, 2006) was a general and President of Chile. ... Power lines leading to a trash dump hover just overhead in El Carpio, a Nicaraguan refugee camp in Costa Rica Under international law, a refugee is a person who is outside his/her country of nationality or habitual residence; has a well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her... Washington Dulles International Airport (IATA: IAD, ICAO: KIAD) serves the greater Washington, D.C./metropolitan area. ... An arrest warrant is a warrant issued by a public officer which authorizes the arrest and detention of an individual. ... This article contrasts tax evasion, tax avoidance, tax resistance and tax mitigation. ... The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by the Massachusetts Medical Society with the highest impact factor for a general medical journal. ... Aprotinin (Trasylol®, Bayer) is an injection used to reduce bleeding and clotting during heart surgery. ... Bayer AG (German pronunciation BYE-er, in US usually pronounced BAY-er) (NYSE: BAY, TYO: 4863 ) is a German chemical and pharmaceutical company founded in 1863. ... It has been suggested that Renal anomalies and Renal plasma threshold be merged into this article or section. ... A stroke, also known as cerebrovascular accident (CVA),[1] is an acute neurological injury in which the blood supply to a part of the brain is interrupted. ... An astronomer or astrophysicist is a scientist whose area of research is astronomy or astrophysics. ... Infrared Image of a possible extrasolar planet (lower left) in the Constellation Taurus, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. ... OGLE-2005-BLG-390Lb is an extrasolar planet orbiting the star OGLE-2005-BLG-390L, which is situated 21,500 ± 3,300 light years away from Earth, near the center of the Milky Way galaxy. ... A light-year or lightyear, symbol ly, is a unit of length. ... The Milky Way (a translation of the Latin Via Lactea, in turn derived from the Greek Γαλαξίας (Galaxias), sometimes referred to simply as the Galaxy), is a barred spiral galaxy of the Local Group. ... Microsoft is one of few companies engaging itself in the console wars Where they are up against sony, nintendo, and of course sharps new console which may cause a threat. ... Antitrust laws, or competition laws, are laws which prohibit anti-competitive behavior and unfair business practices. ... The European Community (EC), most important of two European Communities, was originally founded on March 25, 1957 by the signing of the Treaty of Rome under the name of European Economic Community. ... Google, Inc. ... Reporters Without Borders, or RWB (French: Reporters sans frontières, Spanish: Reporteros Sin Fronteras, or RSF) is a French origin international non-governmental organization that advocates freedom of the press, founded by its current general-secretary, Robert Menard. ... RYR redirects here. ... World map exhibiting the location of Europe. ... Boeing 737-700 of UK low cost carrier easyJet waiting for take off at Bristol A low-cost carrier or low cost airline (also known as a no-frills or discount carrier / airline) is an airline that offers generally low fares in exchange for eliminating many traditional passenger services. ... A Boeing 747-400 of Virgin Atlantic Airways An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... Flag of EurAsEC The Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC or EAEC) was put into motion on 10 October 2000 when Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan signed the treaty. ... Pope Benedict signs the encyclical Deus Caritas Est. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... An encyclical was a circular letter sent to all the churches of a particular area in the ancient Christian church. ... Papal Arms of Pope Benedict XVI. The papal tiara was replaced with a bishops mitre, and pallium of the Pope was added beneath the coat of arms. ... Wikinews has news related to this article: Hamas wins Palestinian election On January 25, 2006, elections were held for the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), the legislature of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA). ... The Palestinian Legislative Council, (sometimes referred to to as the Palestinan Parliament) the legislature of the Palestinian Authority, is a unicameral body with 88 members, elected from 16 electoral districts in the West Bank and Gaza. ...

26 January 2006 (Thursday)

January 26 is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Holy Land or Palestine Showing not only the Old Kingdoms of Judea and Israel but also the 12 Tribes Distinctly, and Confirming Even the Diversity of the Locations of their Ancient Positions and Doing So as the Holy Scriptures Indicate, a geographic map from the studio of Tobiae Conradi... Islamism is a political ideology derived from the conservative religious views of Muslim fundamentalism. ... Hamas (Arabic: ‎; acronym: Arabic: ‎, or Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiyya or Islamic Resistance Movement; the Arabic acronym means zeal) is a Palestinian Sunni Islamist organization that currently (since January 2006) forms the majority party of the Palestinian National Authority. ... The term Palestinian has other usages, for which see definitions of Palestinian. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Hamas (Arabic: ‎; acronym: Arabic: ‎, or Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiyya or Islamic Resistance Movement; the Arabic acronym means zeal) is a Palestinian Sunni Islamist organization that currently (since January 2006) forms the majority party of the Palestinian National Authority. ... Wikinews has news related to this article: Hamas wins Palestinian election On January 25, 2006, elections were held for the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), the legislature of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA). ... Prime Ministers of the Palestinian Authority List of Prime Ministers 2003-03-19 - 2003-09-06: Mahmoud Abbas 2003-10-07 - present, Ahmad Qurei Categories: Government stubs ... Ahmed Qurei (Abu Alaa) Ahmed Ali Mohammed Qurei (or Qureia; احمد علي محمد قريع), also known by his Arabic Kunya Abu Alaa (أبو علاء) (born March 26, 1937) was prime minister of the Palestinian 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. ... The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) (Arabic Munazzamat al-Tahrir Filastiniyyah &#1605;&#1606;&#1592;&#1605;&#1577; &#1578;&#1581;&#1585;&#1610;&#1585; &#1601;&#1604;&#1587;&#1591;&#1610;&#1606;&#1610;&#1577; ) is a political and paramilitary organization of Palestinian Arabs dedicated to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state to consist of the... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. 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(PA – 6920) General Pervez Musharraf (Urdu: پرويز مشرف); born August 11, 1943) is a military statesman and currently the President and military dictator of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army. ... 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... Natural gas is a gaseous fossil fuel consisting primarily of methane. ... On January 13, 2006 U.S. aircraft fired missiles into the Pakistani village of Damadola in the Bajaur tribal area, about 7 km (4. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party in the United Kingdom. ... 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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 â€¢ Politics Portal      The Vice President of the United States is the first in the presidential line of succession... 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 United States Secretary of Defense is the head of the United States Department of Defense (DoD), concerned with the armed services and The role of the Secretary of Defense is to be the principal defense policy advisor to the President and is responsible for the formulation of general defense... Donald Henry Rumsfeld, (born July 9, 1932) is a U.S. politician and businessman, who was the 13th Secretary of Defense under President Gerald Ford from 1975–1977, and the 21st Secretary of Defense under President George W. Bush from 2001–2006. ... 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. ... This article is about Irans civilian nuclear program. ... David Campbell Mulford is the current United States Ambassador to the Republic of India. ... The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is the organ of the United Nations charged with maintaining peace and security among nations. ... For other uses, see Delhi (disambiguation). ... Republic Day is the name of a public holiday in several countries to commemorate the day when they first became republics. ... This is a list of kings of Saudi Arabia: King Abdul Aziz (Ibn Saud) (1902/1932-1953) King Saud, son of King Abdul Aziz (1953-1964) King Faisal, son of King Abdul Aziz (1964-1975) King Khalid, son of King Abdul Aziz (1975-1982) King Fahd, son of King Abdul... King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud (Arabic: عبد الله بن عبد العزيز آل سعود, born 1924) [1] is the King of Saudi Arabia. ... Interpol (or International Criminal Police Organization) was created in 1923 to assist international criminal police co-operation. ... A Red notice is one of several types of colour coded notices circulated by Interpol on behalf of member nations. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Page three of Jyllands-Postens culture section from September 30, 2005 with the twelve drawings of Muhammad. ...

27 January 2006 (Friday)

January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Symbol of the French government The President of the French Republic (French: ) colloquially referred to as President of France, is Frances elected Head of State and also the ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra and Grand Master of the Légion dhonneur. ... Jacques René Chirac (born November 29, 1932 in Paris) is a French politician and the current President of the French Republic. ... A hoax is an attempt to trick an audience into believing that something false is real. ... DJ or dj may stand for Disc jockey, dinner jacket The DeadJournal website, or Djibouti. ... Stephen Joseph Harper (born April 30, 1959) is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. ... This article is about the continent. ... Concentration camp inmates during the Holocaust The Holocaust was Nazi Germanys systematic genocide (ethnic cleansing) of various ethnic, religious, national, and secular groups during World War II. Early elements include the Kristallnacht pogrom and the T-4 Euthanasia Program established by Hitler that killed some 200,000 people. ... Auschwitz, in English, commonly refers to the Auschwitz concentration camp complex built near the town of O&#347;wi&#281;cim, by Nazi Germany during World War II. Rarely, it may refer to the Polish town of O&#347;wi&#281;cim (called by the Germans Auschwitz) itself. ... An earthquake is a phenomenon that results from the sudden release of stored energy in the Earths crust that creates seismic waves. ... Bandasee The Banda Sea is the sea of the South Moluccas in Indonesia, technically part of the Pacific Ocean but separated from it by hundreds of islands, as well as the Halmahera and Ceram Seas. ... Antarctica Oceania Africa Asia Europe North America South America Middle East Caribbean Central Asia East Asia North Asia South Asia Southeast Asia SW. Asia Australasia Melanesia Micronesia Polynesia Central America Latin America Northern America Americas C. Africa E. Africa N. Africa Southern Africa W. Africa C. Europe E. Europe N... Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756 &#8211; December 5, 1791) was one of the most significant and influential of all composers of Western classical music. ... A childs first birthday party. ... It has been suggested that Wedding anniversary be merged into this article or section. ... The President of Georgia (ge: საქართველოს პრეზიდენტი) is the head of the state and commander-in-chief of Georgia. ... Mikhail Saakashvili briefing the press at UN headquarters Mikhail Saakashvili (Georgian: მიხეილ სააკაშვილი) (born December 21, 1967, in Tbilisi) is a Georgian jurist and politician and the current President of Georgia. ... Natural gas is a gaseous fossil fuel consisting primarily of methane. ... On January 22 2006, Two explosions occurred on the main branch and a reserve branch of the Mozdok-Tbilisi pipeline in the Russian border region of North Ossetia at around 0300 local time (2400 GMT). ... Location Position of Moscow in Europe Government Country District Subdivision Russia Central Federal District Federal City Mayor Yuriy Luzhkov Geographical characteristics Area  - City 1,081 km² Population  - City (2007)    - Density 10,469,000   8537. ...

28 January 2006 (Saturday)

January 28 is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... List of Presidents of Venezuela José Antonio Páez (1830-1835) José María Vargas (1835-1837) Carlos Soublette (1837-1839) José Antonio Páez (1839-1843) Carlos Soublette (1843-1847) José Tadeo Monagas (1847-1851) José Gregorio Monagas (1851-1855) José Tadeo Monagas (1855-1858) Julián Castro (1858... Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías (IPA: ) (born July 28, 1954) is the 53rd[1] and current President of Venezuela. ... On 28 January 2006, the roof of Katowicka Hala Targowa (Katowice Trade Hall) collapsed in the southern Polish city of Chorzów (on the border with the city of Katowice that is merged with Chorzów in a single conurbation). ... STS-51-L was the 25th launch of a Space Shuttle and the tenth launch of the Challenger. ...

29 January 2006 (Sunday)

January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Seal on the building of German Embassies. ... The image is page three of Jyllands-Postens culture section from 2005-09-30 with the twelve drawings of Muhammad. ... Al Jazeera (Arabic: ‎ /æl dʒæziːraː/, meaning The Island, is a television network headquartered in Doha, Qatar. ... Group photo of Ayman Al Zawahiri, Usama Bin Laden & Abu Hafs Prosecution Trial Exhibit from the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui Sheikh Ayman al-Zawahiri (Arabic: ‎) (born June 19, 1951) is a prominent member of the al-Qaeda group, a physician, author, poet, and formerly the head of the militant organization... On January 13, 2006 U.S. aircraft fired missiles into the Pakistani village of Damadola in the Bajaur tribal area, about seven kilometers (4. ... Jill Carroll appeared in a video released by the terrorist group Brigades of Vengeance Jill C. Carroll (born October? 1977) is an American journalist, currently employed by the Christian Science Monitor. ... ABC World News Tonight (often abbreviated as WNT) is the ABC television networks flagship evening news program. ... Bob Woodruff with former World News Tonight co-anchor Elizabeth Vargas Robert Warren Bob Woodruff (born August 18, 1961) is an American television journalist. ... A cinematographer (from cinema photographer) is one photographing with a motion picture camera. ... Doug Vogt is a Canadian photojournalist and cameraman. ... Munitions rigged for an IED discovered by Iraqi police in Baghdad, November 2005. ... Taji, located 30 km North of Baghdad, was the primary location for Iraqs indigenous long-range missile program. ... Tarja Kaarina Halonen ( ) (born December 24, 1943, in Helsinki, Finland) is the President of Finland. ... The 2006 Finnish Presidential election saw the reelection of Tarja Halonen as President of Finland for a second six-year term. ... Sauli Niinistö Sauli Väinämö Niinistö (born August 24, 1948, Salo, Finland) is a Director at the European Investment Bank, a lawyer, former Finnish finance minister and was the Kokoomus candidate in the 2006 presidential election. ... A firecracker (also known as a cracker, noisemaker, or banger) is a small explosive device primarily designed to produce a large amount of noise, especially in the form of a loud bang; any visual effect is incidental to this goal. ... Not to be confused with the unrelated provinces of Hainan and Hunan Henan (Chinese: &#27827;&#21335;; pinyin: Hénán; Wade-Giles: Ho-nan), is a province of the Peoples Republic of China, located in the central part of the country. ... Chinese New Year decoration in Londons Chinatown Hand-painted Chinese New Years poetry pasted on the sides of doors leading to peoples homes, Lijiang, Yunnan, China. ... Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah with U.S. president George W. Bush at the White House His Highness Sheikh Sabah IV Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (Arabic: صباح الأحمد الجابر الصباح Sabāh al-Ahmad al-Jābir as-Sabāh; born 1929) is the Emir of Kuwait. ... This is an (incomplete) list of emirs of Kuwait: The Sabah dynasty came to power in 1752, before the Bani Khalid tribe was ruling the region. ...

30 January 2006 (Monday)

January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is the organ of the United Nations charged with maintaining peace and security among nations. ... This article is about Irans civilian nuclear program. ... Her Majestys High Court of Justice (usually known more simply as the High Court) is, together with the Crown Court and the Court of Appeal, part of the Supreme Court of England and Wales: see Courts of England and Wales. ... An Internet Service Provider (ISP) is a business or organization that offers users access to the Internet and related services. ... File sharing is the activity of making files available to other users for download over the Internet, but also over smaller networks. ...

31 January 2006 (Tuesday)

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