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(rediff.com) Emperor Augustus An old, beginning of the 20th century photo plate. ... In July of 2006 archaeologists announced the discovery of the Palatine House, which they believe to be the birthplace of Romes first Emperor, Augustus. ... Augustus (Latin: IMPERATOR CAESAR DIVI FILIVS AVGVSTVS;[1] September 23, 63 BC – August 19, AD 14), known as Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (in English Octavian) for the period of his life prior to 27 BC, was the first and among the most important of the Roman Emperors. ... Roman Emperor is the term historians use to refer to rulers of the Roman Empire, after the epoch conventionally named the Roman Republic. ... The Roman Forum was the central area around which ancient Rome developed. ... 17th century aviaries on the hill, built by Rainaldi for Odoardo Cardinal Farnese: once wirework cages surmounted them. ... Combatants Hezbollah Israel Lebanon note: AA only[1] Commanders Hassan Nasrallah (Secretary General) Dan Halutz (CoS) Udi Adam (Regional) Michel Sulaiman (CoS) Casualties Militants: Unclear. ... Civilian casualties is a military term describing civilian, non-combatant persons killed or injured by direct military action. ... This article is about the NASA Space Shuttle. ... Discovery prior to docking with the International Space Station. ... Merritt Island and Kennedy Space Center (shown in white). ... STS-121 was a flight of the Space Shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station (ISS). ... International Space Station insignia ISS Statistics Crew: 3 As of July 6, 2006 Perigee: 352. ... Map showing location of epicentre The July 2006 Java earthquake was a magnitude 7. ... The tsunami that struck Malé in the Maldives on December 26, 2004. ... The term Java can refer to: In geography: Java (island), Indonesia, the most populous island in the world Javanese language, a language widely spoken on the island of Java Java coffee, a variety of coffee plant which originated on the island of Java, or a slang word for coffee Java... 32nd G8 summit The 32nd summit of the G8 group of industrialised nations took place from July 15 to July 17, 2006 outside Saint Petersburg, Russia. ... The Constantine Palace in 1921 Strelna (Russian: Стрельна) is a historic village situated about halfway between Saint Petersburg and Peterhof and overlooking the shore of the Gulf of Finland. ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and Petrograd (Петрогра́д, 1914–1924), is a city located in Northwestern Russia on the delta of the river Neva at the east end of the Gulf of Finland... Wikinews has news related to: Obituaries // The following is a list of notable deaths in 2006. ... Image File history File links Wikinews-logo. ... Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The next Dutch general election were originally scheduled for May 15, 2007 as the parlimament was to be dissolved on April 2, 2007. ... Discovery prior to docking with the International Space Station. ... STS-121 was a flight of the Space Shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station (ISS). ... Osama bin Laden Usāmah bin Muhammad bin Awad bin Lādin (Arabic: ‎; born March 10, 1957 [1]), most commonly known as Osama bin Laden or Usama bin Laden (أسامة بن لادن) is an Islamic fundamentalist militant, an alleged primary founder of the al-Qaeda Islamist paramilitary organization, and a member of the... Osama bin Laden. ... The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is the organ of the United Nations charged with maintaining peace and security among nations. ... United Nations Operation in Burundi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Olivia Amador ... Overhead view of Sadr City Sadr City (formerly known as Saddam City and AThawra before that and since its establishment in 1959 by the then The Brigadier A. K. Quassim) is a vast low-income neighbourhood in northeastern Baghdad, home to some two million Shia Muslims. ... Location of Baghdad within Iraq Baghdad (Arabic: ‎ translit: , Kurdish: Bexda, from Persian Baagh-daad or Bag-Da-Du meaning “Garden of God” [1]) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate. ... Map of the railway The Qingzang railway, Qinghai–Xizang railway, or Qinghai–Tibet railway (Simplified Chinese: 青藏铁路; Traditional Chinese: 青藏鐵路; pinyin: QÄ«ngzàng TiÄ›lù), is a railway which connects Xining, Qinghai Province, to Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, in the Peoples Republic of China. ... The President of the Peoples Republic of China (Simplified Chinese: 中华人民共和国主席; Pinyin: Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó ZhÇ”xí, or abbreviated Guójiā ZhÇ”xí 国家主席) is the head of state of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Hu Jintao (Chinese: ; pinyin: Hú Jǐntāo; born December 21, 1942) is the current Paramount Leader of the Peoples Republic of China, holding the titles of President of the Peoples Republic of China, Chairman of the Central Military Commission and General Secretary of the Communist Party of... It has been suggested that 2006 Israel-Hamas crisis be merged into this article or section. ... The Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority is the head of government of the Palestinian government. ... Ismail Haniya Ismail Haniya (born 1962) (Arabic: إسماعيل هنية) is a senior political leader of Hamas, a group that has claimed responsibility for numerous suicide bombings targeting civilians, and has been nominated to become the next Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Cpl Gilad Shalit Gilad Shalit (Hebrew: , born 28 August 1986) is a corporal in the Israel Defense Forces. ... Anthem: Biladi Capital East Jerusalem[1] (desired) Largest city Gaza[2] Official language(s) Arabic Government  - President Mahmoud Abbas  - Prime Minister Ismail Haniya Constitution Drawn in 2003   - Independence none   - Declared November 15, 1988   - Recognized not yet  Area    - Total 6,220 km² (169-th)   2,402 sq mi   - Water (%) 3. ... The Australian (informally referred to as The Oz) is a national daily broadsheet newspaper published by Rupert Murdochs News Corporation. ... Anthem: Biladi Capital East Jerusalem[1] (desired) Largest city Gaza[2] Official language(s) Arabic Government  - President Mahmoud Abbas  - Prime Minister Ismail Haniya Constitution Drawn in 2003   - Independence none   - Declared November 15, 1988   - Recognized not yet  Area    - Total 6,220 km² (169-th)   2,402 sq mi   - Water (%) 3. ... Sir Robert Walpole, the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. ... Ismail Haniya Ismail Haniya (born 1962) (Arabic: إسماعيل هنية) is a senior political leader of Hamas, a group that has claimed responsibility for numerous suicide bombings targeting civilians, and has been nominated to become the next Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority. ... Cpl Gilad Shalit Gilad Shalit (Hebrew: , born 28 August 1986) is a corporal in the Israel Defense Forces. ... This article is about the Thiepval village and memorial, for other uses see Thiepval (disambiguation) Thiepval is a village in the Somme département, Picardy region of Northern France. ... wazzup Categories: | ... See Battle of the Somme (disambiguation) for other battles and meanings Battle of the Somme Conflict First World War Date 1 July 1916 – 18 November 1916 Place Somme, Picardy, France Result Stalemate The 1916 Battle of the Somme was one of the largest battles of the First World War, with... A civil union is one of several terms for a civil status similar to marriage, typically created for the purposes of allowing homosexual couples access to the benefits enjoyed by married heterosexuals (see also same-sex marriage); it can also be used by couples of differing sexes who do not... July 2 is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 182 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Official Live 8 DVD, released in November 2005 Live 8 was a series of benefit concerts that took place in July 2005, in the G8 nations and South Africa. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other elections in Mexico during 2006, see 2006 Mexican elections A general election was held in Mexico on Sunday, 2 July 2006. ... The President of the United Mexican States is the head of state of Mexico. ... Congress (formally: Congreso de la Unión or Congress of the Union) is the legislative branch of the Mexican government. ... The United Mexican States ( Mexico) is a federal republic comprising 31 states and one federal district (the Mexican Federal District, or Distrito Federal). ... For the Philippine statesman, see Felipe G. Calderón. ... The National Action Party (Spanish: Partido Acción Nacional), known by the acronym PAN, is a conservative and Christian Democratic party and one of the three main political parties in Mexico. ... Andrés Manuel López Obrador Andrés Manuel López Obrador (born November 13, 1953) is a Mexican politician, affiliated with the left-of-center Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD). ... The Head of Government ( Spanish: Jefe de Gobierno) wields executive power in the Mexican Federal District (the federal district, or D.F., is the seat of national executive, legislative, and judicial power, and is largely contiguous with the core of the sprawling Mexico City conurbation). ... Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti, (Arabic: ), (born April 28, 1937 ), was the President of Iraq from 1979 until the United States-led invasion of Iraq reached Baghdad on April 9, 2003. ... Sajida Khairallah Talfah is the first wife and first cousin of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, and mother of two sons (Uday and Qusay) and three daughters (Raghad, Rana, and Hala). ... Raghad Hussein Raghad Saddam Hussein (Arabic: رغد صدام حسين) (born 1967?) is the oldest daughter of deposed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. ... Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri along with members of his delegation at the opening of the Arab League summit in Beirut on March 27, 2002 Izzat Ibrahim Al-Douri (born July 1, 1942) was an Iraqi military commander and was vice-president and deputy chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council until... Discovery prior to docking with the International Space Station. ... EDT (shown in yellow) is UTC-4 The Eastern Time Zone of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,794 sq mi (170,451 km²)  - Width 162 miles (260 km)  - Length 497 miles (800 km)  - % water 17. ... 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Ismail Haniya Ismail Haniya (born 1962) (Arabic: إسماعيل هنية) is a senior political leader of Hamas, a group that has claimed responsibility for numerous suicide bombings targeting civilians, and has been nominated to become the next Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Amir Peretz, MK, Chairman of the Israel Labour Party Amir Peretz (Hebrew: עמיר פרץ; Arabic: عمير بيريتس; born March 9, 1952) is an Israeli politician and Defense Minister of Israel. ... Bashar al_Assad Bashar al_Assad (بشار الاسد) (born September 11, 1965) is the current President of Syria and the son of former President Hafez al-Assad. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Cpl Gilad Shalit Gilad Shalit (Hebrew: , born 28 August 1986) is a corporal in the Israel Defense Forces. ... Damaged part of Yaser Arafat International Airport Yaser Arafat International Airport, formerly Gaza International Airport is located in the Gaza Strip, close to the Egyptian border. ... The term Palestinian has other usages, for which see definitions of Palestinian. ... Explosive belt (technically, a vest) worn by a Palestinian bomber captured by Israeli police An explosive belt (also called suicide belt, suicide vest or shaheed belt) is a vest packed with explosives and armed with a detonator, worn by suicide bombers. ... Ehud Olmert (IPA ; Hebrew: אהוד אולמרט; born September 30, 1945) is the 12th and current Prime Minister of Israel. ... The remnants of an exploded Qassam rocket that was fired from the Gaza Strip at Israel. ... Look up October in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... The term Palestinian has other usages, for which see definitions of Palestinian. ... July 3 is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 181 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Discovery prior to docking with the International Space Station. ... STS-121 was a flight of the Space Shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station (ISS). ... The Space Shuttle External Tank (ET) on its way to the Vehicle Assembly Building. ... NASA logo Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2005-09-01, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... EDT (shown in yellow) is UTC-4 The Eastern Time Zone of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... Human spaceflight is space exploration with a human crew, and possibly passengers (in contrast to dog-manned space missions, which are remotely-controlled or robotic space probes). ... In the United States, Independence Day (commonly known as the Fourth of July or simply the Fourth) is a federal holiday celebrating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. ... North Korea, officially the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK; Korean: Chosŏn Minjujuŭi Inmin Konghwaguk; Hangul: 조선민주주의인민공화국; Hanja: 朝鮮民主主義人民共和國), is a country in eastern Asia, covering the northern half of the peninsula of Korea. ... 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... Nuclear War is a card game designed by Douglas Malewicki, and originally published in 1966. ... 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Avicenna Peak, formerly known as Revolution Peak and Dreispitz, is the fourth highest mountain in the Pamirs range of Tajikistan. ... Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip are at the center of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. ... It has been suggested that 2006 Israel-Hamas crisis be merged into this article or section. ... Cpl Gilad Shalit Gilad Shalit (Hebrew: , born 28 August 1986) is a corporal in the Israel Defense Forces. ... Defense Ministers of Israel, 1948-present David Ben-Gurion 1948-1954 Pinhas Lavon 1954-1955 David Ben-Gurion 1955-1963 Levi Eshkol 1963-1967 Moshe Dayan 1967-1974 Shimon Peres 1974-1977 Ezer Weizman 1977-1980 Menachem Begin 1980-1981 Ariel Sharon 1981-1983 Moshe Arens 1983-1984 Yitzhak Rabin... Amir Peretz, MK, Chairman of the Israel Labour Party Amir Peretz (Hebrew: עמיר פרץ; Arabic: عمير بيريتس; born March 9, 1952) is an Israeli politician and Defense Minister of Israel. ... This page lists presidents and other Heads of State of Syria. ... Bashar al_Assad Bashar al_Assad (بشار الاسد) (born September 11, 1965) is the current President of Syria and the son of former President Hafez al-Assad. ... The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) (Hebrew: צבא ×”×”×’× ×” לישראל , [Army] Force for the Defense of Israel), often abbreviated with the Hebrew acronym צהל Tsahal, alternative English spelling Tzahal, is the name of Israels armed forces, comprising the Israeli Army, the Israeli Air Force and the Israeli Navy. ... The term Palestinian has other usages, for which see definitions of Palestinian. ... Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov, in Russian Сергей Викторович Лавров, is the minister of foreign affairs of the Russian Federation. ... Cpl Gilad Shalit Gilad Shalit (Hebrew: , born 28 August 1986) is a corporal in the Israel Defense Forces. ... July 4 is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 180 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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... Under President Hissein Habre, members of Gourane, Zaghawa, Kanembou, Hadjerai, and Massa ethnic groups dominated the military of Chad. ... The Government of Chad has been controlled by Idriss Déby and his Patriotic Salvation Movement since December 2, 1990, and officially since February 28, 1991. ... The United Nations Secretary-General is the head of the Secretariat, one of the principal divisions of the United Nations. ... Kofi Atta Annan (born April 8, 1938) is a Ghanaian diplomat and the seventh and current Secretary-General of the United Nations. ... A Taepodong missile A North Korean Missile Test was conducted on July 5, 2006 (Korean time). ... The Sea of Japan (East Sea) is a marginal sea of the western Pacific Ocean. ... The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the Cabinet-level foreign affairs agency of the United States government, equivalent to foreign ministries in other countries. ... The Taepodong-2 (TD-2), (Korean: 대포동-2) is a designation used to indicate a North Korean three-stage ballistic missile design that is the successor to the Taepodong-1. ... The remnants of an exploded Qassam rocket that was fired from the Gaza Strip at Israel. ... High school - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Ashkelon or Ashqelon (Hebrew אַשְׁקְלוֹן; Standard Hebrew AÅ¡qÉ™lon; Tiberian Hebrew ʾAÅ¡qÉ™lôn; Arabic عسقلان ; Latin Ascalon) was an ancient Philistine seaport on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea just north of Gaza. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Discovery prior to docking with the International Space Station. ... Cape Canaveral from space, August 1991 Cape Canaveral (Cabo Cañaveral in Spanish) is a strip of land in Brevard County, Florida, United States, near the center of that states Atlantic coast. ... International Space Station insignia ISS Statistics Crew: 3 As of July 6, 2006 Perigee: 352. ... EDT (shown in yellow) is UTC-4 The Eastern Time Zone of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... Dublin Airport (IATA: DUB, ICAO: EIDW), or Aerfort Bhaile Átha Cliath in Irish, is operated by Dublin Airport Authority plc and is the busiest airport in Ireland. ... Al-Qaeda (Arabic: القاعدة, the foundation or the base) is the name given to a worldwide network of militant Islamist organizations under the leadership of Osama bin Laden. ... The International Federation of Phonogram and Videogram Producers (IFPI) is an international record industry organization based in Zurich, Switzerland. ... ... July 5 is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 179 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Menlo Park is a city in San Mateo County, California in the United States of America. ... The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is the organ of the United Nations charged with maintaining peace and security among nations. ... A Taepodong missile A North Korean Missile Test was conducted on July 5, 2006 (Korean time). ... Pumpjack pumping an oil well near Sarnia, Ontario Petroleum (from Greek petra – rock and elaion – oil or Latin oleum – oil ) or crude oil is a thick, dark brown or greenish liquid. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... Enron Corporation is an American energy company based in Houston, Texas, United States. ... 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. ... A myocardial infarction occurs when an atherosclerotic plaque slowly builds up in the inner lining of a coronary artery and then suddenly ruptures, totally occluding the artery and preventing blood flow downstream. ... North Korea, officially the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK; Korean: Chosŏn Minjujuŭi Inmin Konghwaguk; Hangul: 조선민주주의인민공화국; Hanja: 朝鮮民主主義人民共和國), is a country in eastern Asia, covering the northern half of the peninsula of Korea. ... 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Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip are at the center of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. ... It has been suggested that 2006 Israel-Hamas crisis be merged into this article or section. ... The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) (Hebrew: צבא ×”×”×’× ×” לישראל , [Army] Force for the Defense of Israel), often abbreviated with the Hebrew acronym צהל Tsahal, alternative English spelling Tzahal, is the name of Israels armed forces, comprising the Israeli Army, the Israeli Air Force and the Israeli Navy. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Cpl Gilad Shalit Gilad Shalit (Hebrew: , born 28 August 1986) is a corporal in the Israel Defense Forces. ... The term Palestinian has other usages, for which see definitions of Palestinian. ... It has been suggested that Female suicide bomber be merged into this article or section. ... Cpl Gilad Shalit Gilad Shalit (Hebrew: , born 28 August 1986) is a corporal in the Israel Defense Forces. ... 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George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American businessman and politician, was elected in 2000 as the 43rd President of the United States of America, re-elected in 2004, and is currently serving his second term in that office. ... Kenneth Lay Jeffrey Skilling The trial of Kenneth Lay, former chairman and CEO of Enron, and Jeffrey Skilling, former CEO and COO, was presided over by federal district court Judge Sim Lake in 2006 in response to the Enron scandal. ... Enron Corporation is an American energy company based in Houston, Texas, United States. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Picture of Taepodong-1 missile test from 1998 Two rounds of North Korean missile tests were conducted on July 5, 2006 (Korean time). ... 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... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English, Hawaiian Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Area  Ranked 43rd  - Total 10,941 sq mi (28,337 km²)  - Width n/a miles (n/a km)  - Length 1,522 miles (2,450 km)  - % water 41. ... The Space Shuttle Columbia seconds after engine ignition, 1981 (NASA). ... Discovery prior to docking with the International Space Station. ... 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July 8, 2006 (Saturday) edit history watch
July 9, 2006 (Sunday) edit history watch
July 10, 2006 (Monday) edit history watch
  • The United Kingdom unveils a new terror alert status system, similar to the United States' Homeland Security Advisory System. It is currently at "severe" on a scale of low, moderate, substantial, severe and critical. (Associated Press)
  • Hundreds of thousands of children are potentially fingerprinted in the UK, some as young as five years old and without parental consent. (Mirror), (IndyMedia)
  • U.S. President George W. Bush will likely cast the first veto of his presidency if the Senate passes a bill expanding federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research, Karl Rove says. The House has already passed the bill. (Drudge Report)
  • U.S. Chief Judge Thomas Hogan rules that a Federal Bureau of Investigation raid on the Capitol Hill office of Congressman William J. Jefferson was legal. (Minneapolis St. Paul Star Tribune)
  • The Indian GSLV rocket carrying the INSAT 4C satellite fails. (CNN.com)
  • The U.N. Security Council's five permanent members and Japan agree today to postpone the vote on possible sanctions aganist North Korea. (Associated Press)
  • 2006 62nd Street explosion: A three-story building located on 62nd Street between Madison and Park avenues collapses in Manhattan at 9 AM EDT following an explosion, and then followed by flames erupting in the building. FDNY labels it a "major incident." (MSNBC/AP), (Reuters), (WNBC), (Associated Press), (CNN), (WABC), (Associated Press)
  • A Palestinian girl is critically wounded when a Qassam rocket launched by Palestenian militants hits her home in the Gaza Strip. (Ynet)
  • Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert criticises the European Union for its refusal to condemn the daily Palestinian rocket attacks against Israeli civilians, leaving Israel to take effective measures by itself. (Haaretz)
  • Fighting erupts in Somalia, with fighting between Somalian fighters aligned with defeated warlords and Islamic militants killing 60 people and wounding 100. (Reuters)
  • A chlorine gas leak at a Chinese chemical plant has hospitalized 164 people. It occurred at the Xing'erte Chemical Products Co. (Associated Press)
  • India's test-firing of a nuclear-capable IRBM, Agni III, is unsuccessful after plunging into the Bay of Bengal after going 12 km, 8 mi, or about 5 minutes, then losing altitude. Pakistan was notified prior to the test per treaty with India. (Reuters)
  • Chechnya's terrorist Shamil Basayev is allegedly killed, according to Russian authorities. He was said to have been killed together with other Chechen fighters working with him at the time of his alleged death. (Reuters)
  • Japan says it is considering whether a pre-emptive strike against North Korea's missile bases would be a violation of its constitution. This is ahead of a possible UN vote on sanctions against North Korea. (Associated Press)
  • PIA Flight 688, a Pakistan International Airlines Fokker F-27 plane, crashes at Multan International Airport, killing all 45 passengers on board. (CNN), (Associated Press)
  • The defense starts the concluding remarks in the trial of Saddam Hussein. (NBC)
  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem releases 1,300 letters written by Albert Einstein, shedding light on his lovers, wives and kin. (Haaretz)
July 11, 2006 (Tuesday) edit history watch
July 12, 2006 (Wednesday) edit history watch
  • Israeli-Palestinian conflict
    • An Israeli air strike destroys the Palestinian Foreign Ministry Building in Gaza City. (BBC), (AP)
    • An Israeli brigade enters the central Gaza Strip via Kissufim crossing, aiming at temporarily bisecting it. Simultaneously, the Israel Air Force targets a meeting of Hamas operational wing commanders in an apartment building in Gaza city. One Hamas leader, seven members of his family and one neighbour are killed. Top Hamas leaders Mohammed Deif and Abu Anas al-Ghandour, who Israeli officials claim were heavily involved in the kidnapping of Cpl. Gilad Shalit, are moderately wounded. Fourteen additional Palestinian militants are killed in other incidents in the Gaza Strip. (Haaretz), (Ynet), (Reuters)
    • 2006 Israel-Lebanon crisis:
      • Hezbollah militants kidnap two Israeli soldiers patrolling along the northern Israel border. Three soldiers are killed in the incident, and five soldiers are killed in subsequent confrontations inside Lebanon. Hezbollah demands the release of thousands of Palestinian prisoners and one Lebanese prisoner, the killer of two small girls and their father. (Haaretz), (Ynet), (iAfrica)
      • Simultaneously, Hezbollah militants launch Katyusha rockets and mortar shells at Israeli towns along the border, wounding six Israeli civilians and five soldiers. (Haaretz), (Ynet), (iAfrica)
      • Israeli forces attack installations and Hezbollah positions in Lebanon, in failed attempt to thwart the transportation of the kidnapped soldiers from the area. (Haaretz), (Ynet), (iAfrica)
      • Hezbollah's attacks draw international condemnation. The US, EU, Japan, UK, Egypt and UN call for the immediate unconditional release of two kidnapped Israeli soldiers. The Syrian government and Hamas praise the attack by Hezbollah. (Haaretz), (Jerusalem Post)
      • Lebanon calls back its ambassador to the US after he expresses support for Hezbollah in US media. (Haaretz), (Jerusalem Post)
      • The United States blame Syria and Iran for the kidnapping of the two Israeli soldiers. (Fox News), (Reuters)
      • Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert describes the Hezbollah attacks as "unjustified acts of war" by Lebanon and promises a "very painful and far-reaching response". (Reuters), (Associated Press)
      • An IDF reserve armoured division is called up in preparation for large scale operations in Lebanon, raising concerns for war. (Haaretz)
      • Israel files a complaint with the UN Security Council and UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, urging the international community to enforce council resolutions calling on the Lebanese government to disarm all militias within its borders and to extend its authority throughout its territory and specifically to southern Lebanon and its border with Israel. (Haaretz)
  • Several thousand protesters march in the Mexican Federal District, protesting alleged vote fraud in last week's presidential election. (Reuters), (BBC)
  • Former General Secretary of the Soviet Union Communist Party Mikhail Gorbachev says "We have made some mistakes," refering to attacks on Russia's democracy, and makes several unflattering comments about the United States. (ABC News America)
  • 10 or more of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps members attend North Korea's launch of its Taepodong-2 missile. (World Tribune)
  • France, United States, United Kingdom, Russia, People's Republic of China and Germany decide to refer Iran to the U.N. Security Council over its nuclear program, after Iran not deciding whether to respond to a package of incentives quickly enough. (Reuters)
  • The death toll from the 11 July 2006 Mumbai train bombings rises to 200 deaths and 700 injuries. Timers in pencils have been found at some of the sites of explosion. (Associated Press), (CNN)
  • U.S. broadcaster Robert Novak says Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove was not the primary source for the Plame leak. (Wash Post), (Human Events)
  • The Japanese national government announces it will introduce a satellite system that will warn residents of incoming missiles, earthquakes, and other disasters in a 200 million yen program named "J-ALERT". (Mainichi Daily News).
  • Iraqi security forces discover the bodies of 20 bus drivers kidnapped earlier in the week. Three kidnap victims are freed. (Reuters)
  • Condoleezza Rice says Iran's rejection of the international incentives program will force the major powers to take decisions in the United Nations Security Council. (Reuters)
July 13, 2006 (Thursday) edit history watch
  • Alaksandar Kazulin, a candidate for President of Belarus against Alexander Lukashenko, is jailed for five and a half years for organising protests against Lukashenko's re-election. (Reuters)
  • A Harrier Jumpjet en route to the Air Tatoo at RAF Fairford crashes onto a road near Tackley in Oxfordshire. The pilot, who managed to eject before impact, was praised for his skill ensuring no loss of life occurred; the aircraft went down in a relatively populated area. (Reuters)
  • The United States vetoes a United Nations resolution condemning Israel's military operations in the Gaza Strip. (AFP)
  • North Korean diplomats quickly leave a meeting with South Korea and a U.S. diplomat, and leave the region after a week of diplomacy. (Reuters)
  • Merck & Co wins a trial over a grandmother's claim that its Vioxx painkiller caused her to have a heart attack, reducing pressure on the company to settle 12,000 other cases about the drug. (Bloomberg)
  • A complete First Folio edition of William Shakespeare's plays is auctioned in London for £2.8 million. It had been owned by Dr Williams's Library, which paid about £500 for it in 1716. When new in 1623, the Folio would have cost £1. (BBC)
  • Two explosions hit oil installations belonging to an Italian company in Nigeria's southeast region. Sabotage is the suspected cause. (Associated Press)
  • The United States is considering establishing an independent command for South Korean troops. South Korea has command of its forces during peacetime, but currently the United States would take control if there were a war. (Reuters)
  • A man claiming to represent Al-Qaeda in India claims that they have set up a network in Kashmir and appeals to Indian Muslims to take up jihad. (Los Angeles Times)
  • 2006 Israel-Lebanon crisis:
    • Haifa city is hit by rocket artillery fired from Lebanon. Israeli Ambassador to the US Daniel Ayalon describes the unprecedented strike on Haifa as a "major, major escalation" by Hezbollah. (Haaretz), (Ynet), (Getty)
    • Lebanon announces it refuses to abide UN Security Council's Resolutions 1559 and 1583, calling Lebanon to assert full control over its border with Israel. (Haaretz)
    • Israeli jets attack a Lebanese army air base near the Syrian border, destroying runways, the first attack against Lebanon's army in Operation Just Reward. (Fox News), (Jerusalem Post), (Associated Press)
    • More than a hundred Katyusha rockets hit northern Israeli cities and towns, killing two civilians in Nahariya and Safed. Approximately 150 civilians are wounded, including women and children. Hezbollah threatens to launch long-range rockets at Haifa metropolis if its headquarters in Beirut are attacked. (Ynet), (Haaretz), (Getty)
    • Israel imposes an air and sea blockade on Lebanon. (Associated Press)
    • An Israeli aircraft fires three rockets into Beirut international airport killing 22 civilians. All incoming air traffic is diverted to Cyprus. Israel claims that the airport was used to supply weapons to Hezbollah, and was about to be used to smuggle its kidnapped soldiers away to Iran. Israeli navy later attacks fuel tanks at the airport, setting them ablaze. (Haaretz), (BBC), (Reuters), (Fox News), (CNN)
July 14, 2006 (Friday) edit history watch
  • 2006 Israel-Lebanon crisis:
    • US President George W. Bush has said he will urge Israel to avoid civilian casualties in its attacks on Lebanon, but he's "not going to make military decisions for Israel". (Haaretz), (BBC NEWS).
    • Middle East crisis keeps oil near peak - There are fears the dispute will push oil prices up even further. (BBC NEWS)
    • An Israeli Navy missile boat is attacked 16 km off the shores of Beirut, by a Chinese-made, radar-guided C-802 missile [2]. 4 Israeli crewmembers are missing. (Ynet), (Haaretz)
    • Hezbollah renews rocket fire against numerous Israeli towns. About 90 Katyusha rockets hit the cities of Safed and Nahariya, killing a 4 year old child and his grandmother in Meron village and wounding many other civilians. (Ynet), (Haaretz), (Getty)
    • Israel destroys Hezbollah headquarters and home of its head Hassan Nasrallah in southern Beirut, following repeated early warnings to local civilians. Other facilities in the area were struck earlier on Friday. Nasrallah vows to fight "open war" on Israel, striking towns "beyond Haifa". (Haaretz), (Boston Globe), (BBC NEWS)
    • Israeli fighters attack the Beirut-Damascus Highway, closing the country's main artery and further isolating Lebanon from the outside world. (Seattle Post-Intelligencer), (Fox)
    • Some 220,000 Israeli civilians spend the night in bomb shelters, after two civilians were killed in rocket attacks. 14 Israelis, including 4 children, remain hospitalized following yesterday's rocket attacks. (Haaretz), (Ynet)
    • Since Wednesday morning, Hezbollah militants fired at least 300 Katyusha rockets and 500 mortar shells against Israeli towns, killing 4 civilians and wounding more than 150. 63 Lebanese have been killed, and more than 159 have been injured. (Ynet), (Times Online)
  • Israeli-Palestinian conflict (Operation Summer Rains):
July 15, 2006 (Saturday) edit history watch
July 16, 2006 (Sunday) edit history watch
  • It is reported that Tropical Storm Bilis killed at least 115 people when it hit southeastern China on Friday. (CNN)
  • An Iraqi general claims that a suicide bombing in a Shiite cafe in northern Iraq has killed 25 people. (Newsday)
  • 2006 Israel-Lebanon crisis:
    • 25 Lebanese are killed in Israeli Air Force strikes in southern Lebanon. (BBC), (Ynet), Al-Jazeera, (Haaretz)
    • Hezbollah rockets hit the major Israeli city of Haifa, killing 8 civilians and wounding 17. More than a hundred rockets were fired against numerous urban areas in the north of Israel, as far south as Afula, killing 8 civilians and wounding 53. Local train lines and universities closed down. (Haaretz), (BBC), (Al-Jazeera), (CBS), (Jerusalem post)
    • Israel increases the alert level in Tel Aviv in preparation to further attacks. (Haaretz), (Reuters)
    • Lebanon security officials claim that an Israeli air strike on Tyre kills at least 16 people and wounds 42. (AP), (BBC)
    • Since Wednesday morning, Hezbollah militants fired more than 1400 rockets and mortar shells against Israeli towns, killing 12 civilians and wounding more than 500. More than 130 Lebanese have been killed and hundreds were injured, including many civilians and an undisclosed number of Hezbollah militants. (Ynet), (Al-Jazeera)
July 17, 2006 (Monday) edit history watch
  • 2006 Israel-Lebanon crisis:
    • Israel has rebuffed a UN call for an international monitoring force to be deployed in Lebanon as it continued to attack the country.(Al-Jazeera)
    • At least 10 Lebanese have died in an Israeli attack on their vehicles in the south of the country, sources say.(BBC NEWS)
    • Israel extends its air campaign to northernmost Lebanon, killing at least 14, among them 9 soldiers, after Hezbollah rockets hit Haifa. (BBC), (Haaretz), (Al-Jazeera)
    • Israel claims to have destroyed a long-range Iranian missile capable of hitting Tel Aviv in an airstrike on Lebanon. (India Daily)
July 18, 2006 (Tuesday) edit history watch
July 19, 2006 (Wednesday) edit history watch
July 20, 2006 (Thursday) edit history watch
July 21, 2006 (Friday) edit history watch
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