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March 2007 is the third month of the year. It began on a Thursday, and, 31 days later, will end on a Saturday. March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... The god Thor, after whom Thursday is named. ... The god Saturn, after whom Saturday is named. ...


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March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... Purim (Hebrew: פורים Pûrîm lots, from Akkadian pÅ«ru) is a joyous Jewish holiday that commemorates the deliverance of all the Jews at the time who were living under the authority of the Persian Empire, resulting from the Babylonian captivity (after Persia had conquered Babylonia), from Hamans plot... Judaism is the religion of the Jewish people. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (70th in leap years). ... Arbaeen (اربعين, Arabic forty) is a Shia religious holiday that occurs forty days after Aashura, the commemoration of the martyrdom by beheading of Husayn bin Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. ... Shī‘a Islam, also Shi‘ite Islam, or Shi‘ism (Arabic ) is the second largest denomination of the Islamic faith. ... March 12 is the 71st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (72nd in leap years). ... Commonwealth Day is the annual celebration of the Commonwealth of Nations held on the second Monday in March, and which is marked by a multi-faith service in Westminster Abbey normally attended by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Head of the Commonwealth, the Commonwealth Secretary-General and the Commonwealth High... The Commonwealth of Nations (CN), usually known as The Commonwealth, is a voluntary association of 53 independent sovereign states all of which are former colonies of the United Kingdom, except for Mozambique and the United Kingdom itself. ... March 12 is the 71st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (72nd in leap years). ... Arbor Day is a holiday celebrated in the United States that encourages the planting and care of trees. ... For the Lebanese political coalition, see March 14 Alliance. ... White Day is a festival that was created by a concentrated marketing effort in Japan. ... Korea (Korean: 한국 or ì¡°ì„ , see below) is a geographic area, civilization, and former state situated on the Korean Peninsula in East Asia. ... For the Lebanese political coalition, see March 14 Alliance. ... This article is about January 1 in the Gregorian calendar. ... A Sikh (IPA: or ; Punjabi: , , IPA: ) is an adherent of Sikhism. ... The Nanakshahi (Punjabi: , ) calendar is a solar calendar that was adopted by the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee to determine the dates for important Sikh events. ... March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in leap years). ... The Hungarian Revolution of 1848 was one of many revolutions that year and closely linked to other revolutions of 1848 in the Habsburg areas. ... March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in leap years). ... One of the smaller shrines at Tagata Shrine, where the Hōnen Matsuri is held. ... March 17 is the 76th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (77th in leap years). ... St. ... March 18 is the 77th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (78th in leap years). ... In contrast to Mothers Day, Mothering Sunday is not a celebration of motherhood. ... March 19 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (79th in leap years). ... Saint Josephs Day is marked in some branches of Christianity in honor of Saint Joseph, spouse of Mary and foster-father of Jesus. ... Western Christianity comprises Catholicism, Anglicanism, Protestantism. ... March 19 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (79th in leap years). ... Fathers Day is a holiday to celebrate fatherhood and parenting by males, as Mothers Day celebrates motherhood and mothering. ... March 19 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (79th in leap years). ... Canberra Day is a public hoilday held annually in March in the Australian Capital Territory to celebrate the offical naming of Canberra. ... Capital Canberra Government Const. ... March 20 is the 79th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (80th in leap years). ... Persepolis all nations stair case. ... Zoroastrianism (Avestan Daênâ Vañuhi the good religion)[1][2] is the religion and philosophy based on the teachings ascribed to the prophet Zoroaster (Zarathustra, Zartosht). ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (81st in leap years). ... World Poetry Day is on March 21, and was declared by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1999. ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (81st in leap years). ... Earth Day Flag. ... March 22 is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (82nd in leap years). ... United Nations General Assembly World Day for Water, or unofficially World Water Day, occurs each year on March 22, as designated by United Nations General Assembly resolution. ... March 23 is the 82nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (83rd in leap years). ... Republic Day is the name of a public holiday in several countries to commemorate the day when they first became republics. ... March 24 is the 83rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (84th in leap years). ... World Tuberculosis Day, falling on 24 March each year, is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis today remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of several million people each year, mostly in the third world. ... March 25 is the 84th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (85th in leap years). ... Freedom Day is an unofficial holiday in Belarus, which is celebrated on March 25 to commemorate the creation on that date in 1918 of the Belarusian Peoples Republic (BPR). ... March 25 is the 84th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (85th in leap years). ... A key piece of the Paleologan Mannerism - the Annunciation icon from Ohrid. ... Christianity is a monotheistic[1] religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament. ... March 28 is the 87th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (88th in leap years). ... In some countries, Teachers Days are special days for the appreciation of teachers. ... March 30 is the 89th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (90th in leap years). ... Spiritual Baptist/Shouter Liberation Day is an annual public holiday celebrated in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, on March 30. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... 2003 USPS stamp featuring Chávez and the fields of the laborers who were so important to him César Estrada Chávez (March 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993) was an American farm worker, labor leader, and civil rights activist who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, which later... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties Libertarian Party State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... March 31, 1979 is remembered in the Maltese calendar as Freedom Day (Maltese: Jum il-Ħelsien). ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... It has been suggested that Milad-e-sherif be merged into this article or section. ... Sunni Muslims are the largest denomination of Islam. ...

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Ottavio Quattrocchi is an Italian businessman accused of involvement in the Bofors Scandal, the 1980s bribery scandal involving the Swedish arms manufacturer Bofors and prominent Indian politicians, which led to the defeat of the Congress Party in the elections 1989. ... The Bofors Scandal was a major corruption scandal in India in the 1980s; the then Prime Minister Indhira Gandhi and several others were accused of receiving kickbacks from Bofors AB for winning a bid to supply Indias 155 mm field howitzer. ... A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ... A hunger strike is a method of non-violent resistance in which participants fast as an act of political protest, or to provoke feelings of guilt or to achieve a goal such as a policy change. ... ETA symbol or ETA (Basque for Basque Homeland and Freedom; IPA pronunciation: [) is a paramilitary Basque nationalist organization. ... José Ignacio de Juana Chaos, better known as Iñaki de Juana Chaos (born 1955 in Legazpia[1], Guipuzcoa) is an imprisoned Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) member convicted of killing 25 people (he said to never regret of it[2]), who, as of 13 February 2007, has undergone a ninety... Motto: De Madrid al Cielo (From Madrid to Heaven) Coordinates: Country Spain Autonomous Community Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid Province Madrid Administrative Divisions 21 Neighborhoods 127 Founded 9th century Government  - Mayor Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón (PP) Area  - Land 607 km² (234. ... For the traditional overall Basque domain, see Basque Country (historical territory). ... For other uses, see Copenhagen (disambiguation). ... This article is about occupying land without permission. ... 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Capital Sydney Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Professor Marie Bashir Premier Morris Iemma (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 50  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $305,437 (1st)  - Product per capita  $45,153/person (4th) Population (End of March 2006)  - Population  6,817,100 (1st)  - Density  8. ... A coroner is either the presiding officer of a special court, a medical officer or an officer of law responsible for investigating deaths, particularly those happening under unusual circumstances. ... Warrant has several meanings: In law, a warrant is a form of authorization, such as A writ issued by a judge. ... The Chicago Police Department arrests a man An arrest is the action of the police, or person acting under the law, to take a person into custody so that they may be forthcoming to answer for the commission of a crime. ... Yunus Yosfiah, (also Muhammad Yunus Yosfiah), (b. ... 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Ungdomshuset as seen from the street Ungdomshuset (literally the Youth House) was the attributed name of a building located in Copenhagen on Jagtvej 69, Nørrebro, which functioned as an underground scene venue for music and rendezvous point for varying anarchist and leftist groups from 1982 until 2007. ... For other uses, see Copenhagen (disambiguation). ... Demolition of the Old Myer Building, Perth, Western Australia. ... A state of emergency is a governmental declaration that may suspend certain normal functions of government, may work to alert citizens to alter their normal behaviors, or may order government agencies to implement emergency preparedness plans. ... Port Vila (population 29,356, coordinates ) is the capital city of Vanuatu. ... The 5th Plenary Session of the 10th National Peoples Congress (第十届全国人民代表大会五次全体会议) was held from March 5 to March 15, 2007 at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, in conjunction with the 2007 CPPCC. The event offers significant insight to Chinas domestic and foreign policy every year. ... Great Hall of the People by day. ...   (Chinese:  ; Pinyin: BÄ›ijÄ«ng; IPA: ), a metropolis in northern China, is the capital of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ... The Premier ( Chinese: &#24635;&#29702; pinyin: z&#335;ngl&#301;), sometimes referred to as the Prime Minister, is the Chairman of the State Council of the Peoples Republic of China and head of Central Peoples Government. ... Wen Jiabao (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Wen Chia-pao) (born September 1942) is the Premier of the State Council of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Taiwan independence (Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: , Pe̍h-oÄ“-jÄ«: Tâi-oân To̍k-li̍p; abbreviated to 台獨, Táidú, Tâi-to̍k) is a political movement whose goal is primarily to create a de jure independent and sovereign Republic of Taiwan (out of the lands currently administered... 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Demonstrators march in the street while protesting the World Bank and International Monetary Fund on April 16, 2005. ... Kyodo News (共同通信社 Kyōdō TsÅ«shinsha) is a nonprofit cooperative news agency based in Minato-ku, Tokyo. ... Empress Michiko of Japan, (born October 20, 1934) formerly Michiko Shōda (正田 美智子 Shōda Michiko) and later the Crown Princess of Japan (April 10, 1959 to January 7, 1989), is the wife and consort of the reigning Emperor of Japan, HIM Emperor Akihito. ... Internal bleeding is when bleeding occurs inside the body. ... The March 2007 Sumatra earthquakes were two earthquakes which hit near the northern end of Lake Singkarak in Sumatra, Indonesia, on March 6, 2007 within two hours of each other. ... 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. ... Sumatra (also spelled Sumatera) is the sixth largest island in the world (approximately 470,000 km²) and is the largest island entirely in Indonesia (two larger islands, Borneo and New Guinea, are partially in Indonesia). ... Lake Singkarak is a lake in West Sumatra, Indonesia. ... Islamabad (Urdu: اسلام آباد, abode of Islam), is the capital city of Pakistan, and is located in the Potohar Plateau in the northwest of the country. ... Terrorist redirects here. ... The Samjhauta Express bombings were terrorist attacks that occurred just before midnight and into the early hours of February 19, 2007, on the Friendship Express, a twice-weekly train service connecting Delhi, India, and Lahore, Pakistan. ... Ghana was previously called the Gold Coast, but was renamed Ghana upon independence in 1957, because of indications that the inhabitants were descended from migrants who moved south from the ancient Ghana Empire. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... NATO 2002 Summit in Prague. ... Combatants United Kingdom, United States, Afghan National Army, Canada, Netherlands Taliban insurgents Commanders Maj. ... Armed Taliban in pickup truck in Herat, July 2001. ... Helmand (Balochi/Pashto: هلمند) is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan. ... March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... The House of Lords Chamber For almost a century, governments in the United Kingdom have attempted to find a way to undertake a comprehensive reform of the House of Lords, which is the upper house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the British House of Lords. ... 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Flag of the Ilois (Chagossian) people Ilois (also known as Chagossians) are a group of Creole-speaking people, mostly of Indian descent (along with populations from Madagascar, Mauritius, and Mozambique), who dwelled on the island of Diego Garcia and other parts of the Chagos Archipelago for a more than a... Map of the Chagos Archipelago (British Indian Ocean Territory) The Chagos Archipelago is a group of six atolls with more than 600 individual tropical islands in the Indian Ocean, that lies about 500 km (300 miles) due south of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean, and 1600 km (1000 miles... The first Minister of Foreign Affairs (or Foreign Minister) of Iran was Mirza Abdolvahhab Khan Motamed od-Dowleh Neshat who served between 1819 and 1824. ... Manouchehr Mottaki (In Persian: منوچهر متکی) is the Minister of Foreign Affairs (Iran) appointed by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. ... 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. ... “UNSC” redirects here. ... The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) (Hebrew: &#1510;&#1489;&#1488; &#1492;&#1492;&#1490;&#1504;&#1492; &#1500;&#1497;&#1513;&#1512;&#1488;&#1500; Tsva Ha-Haganah Le-Yisrael ([Army] Force [for] the Defense of Israel), often abbreviated &#1510;&#1492;&#1500; Tsahal, alternative English spelling Tzahal, is the name of Israels armed forces... The West Bank The Palestinian National Authority (PNA or PA) is a semi-autonomous state institution nominally governing the bulk of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip (which it calls the Palestinian Territories). It was established as a part of Oslo accords between the PLO and Israel. ... Military intelligence (abbreviated MI, int. ... Ramallah (Arabic:  ) is a Palestinian city in the West Bank of approximately 57,000 residents. ... Armed Taliban in pickup truck in Herat, July 2001. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... La Repubblica (meaning: The Republic) is an Italian daily newspaper. ... The 2006 East Timorese crisis began as a conflict between elements of the military of East Timor over discrimination within the military, and expanded to general violence throughout the country, centred in the capital Dili. ... Anthem: UK: God Save the Queen Regional: (de facto) Londonderry Air Capital Belfast Largest city Belfast Official languages English (de facto), Irish, Ulster Scots 3, Northern Ireland Sign Language, Irish Sign Language Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Office... The third elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly were held on 7 March 2007. ... 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The Fijian coup détat of December 2006 occurred as a continuation of the pressure which had been building since the military unrest of the 2000 Fijian coup détat and 2005-2006 Fijian political crisis. ... Ali-Reza Asgari (Persian: ‎ ) is a retired[1] Iranian general of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, former deputy defense minister, and former cabinet member of President Mohammad Khatami. ... Istanbul (Turkish: , Greek: , historically known in English as Constantinople; see other names) is Turkeys most populous city, and its cultural and financial center. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 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. ... YouTube is a popular free video sharing website which lets users upload, view, and share video clips. ... 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The 2006–07 Southern Hemisphere tropical cyclone season started on July 1, 2006, and will end on June 30, 2007, reaching its peak from mid-February through early March. ... This article is very long Some browsers may have difficulty rendering this article. ... The 2006–07 Southern Hemisphere tropical cyclone season started on July 1, 2006, and will end on June 30, 2007, reaching its peak from mid-February through early March. ... Capital Perth Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Ken Michael Premier Alan Carpenter (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 15  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $100,900 (4th)  - Product per capita  $50,355/person (3rd) Population (December 2006)  - Population  2,050,900 (4th)  - Density  0. ... Port Hedland is Australias biggest mineral port. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... The armed forces of the United States of America consist of the United States Army United States Navy United States Air Force United States Marine Corps United States Coast Guard Note: The United States Coast Guard has both military and law enforcement functions. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 5th Plenary Session of the 10th National Peoples Congress (第十届全国人民代表大会五次全体会议) was held from March 5 to March 15, 2007 at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, in conjunction with the 2007 CPPCC. The event offers significant insight to Chinas domestic and foreign policy every year. ... This page deals with property as ownership rights. ... Combatants Military of Sri Lanka Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Commanders Junius Richard Jayawardene (1983-89) Ranasinghe Premadasa (1989-93) Dingiri Banda Wijetunge (1993-94) Chandrika Kumaratunga (1994-2005) Mahinda Rajapaksa (2005-present) Velupillai Prabhakaran Strength 111,000[1] 11,000[2] The Sri Lankan civil war is an ongoing... Sri Lanka Army Flag And Crest The Sri Lanka Army is a branch of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces with the responsbility of overseeing land-based operations. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Combatants Islamic Courts Union Pro-Islamist militias Alleged:  Eritrea Foreign jihadists Puntland Galmudug Transitional Government of Somalia  Ethiopia[1] Commanders Hassan Aweys Hasan Hersi Adan Ayrow Barre Adan Shire Hirale Abdi Qeybdid Adde Musa (Puntland) Meles Zenawi Strength 10,000 – 30,000 soldiers 500 – 2000 technicals Heavy weapons including artillery... Anthem: Let Us All Unite and Celebrate Together Capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Membership 53 member states Official languages The languages of Africa, as well as Arabic, English, French, and Portuguese Formation - As Organisation of African Unity - As AU - May 25, 1963 - July 9, 2002 Chairman of the African Union John... The African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) was authorized on January 19, 2007 to provide for security and peacekeeping in the wake of the 2006–2007 war in Somalia. ... An ambush is a long established military tactic in which an ambushing force uses concealment to attack an enemy that passes its position. ... Combatants Islamic Courts Union Pro-Islamist militias Popular Resistance Movement (PRM) Alleged: Foreign Mujahideen al-Qaeda  Ethiopia Transitional Government of Somalia Commanders Hassan Aweys Hasan Hersi Adan Ayrow Barre Adan Shire Hirale Meles Zenawi Strength 3,000–3,500 militia 10,000 militia 30,000 Ethiopian infantry Casualties Unknown Dozens... Mogadishu (Somali: Muqdisho, popularly Xamar; Arabic: ‎ ; Italian: ), is the largest city in Somalia, and its nominal capital. ... 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. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Demonstrators march in the street while protesting the World Bank and International Monetary Fund on April 16, 2005. ... A man carries a sign at the September 24, 2005 anti-war protest, a demonstration in Washington, D.C. American Civil Rights March on Washington, leaders marching from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial, August 28, 1963. ... Greek Cypriot refers to the ethnic Greek population of Cyprus. ... UN Buffer Zone in Cyprus The United Nations Buffer Zone in Cyprus is a 300 km (187 mile) separation barrier along the 1974 Green Line (or ceasefire line) de facto dividing the Republic of Cyprus into north and south regions. ... Anthem: Ä°stiklâl Marşı  (Turkish) Independence March Capital LefkoÅŸa (Nicosia) Official languages Turkish Government Representative democratic republic[1]  - President Mehmet Ali Talat  - Prime Minister Ferdi Sabit Soyer Sovereignty from Republic of Cyprus (de facto)   - Proclaimed November 15, 1983   - Recognition Only by Turkey  Area  - Total 3,355 km² (not ranked... Platia Eleftherias (Freedom square) Nicosia, Cyprus Satellite photo of Nicosia, Cyprus Nicosia, known locally as Lefkosia (Greek: Λευκωσία , also colloquially Khora, Χώρα or Turkish: LefkoÅŸa) is the capital and largest city of Cyprus. ... March 9 is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (69th in Leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... (PA – 6920) Pervez Musharraf (Urdu: پرويز مشرف); born August 11, 1943) is the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army. ... The Chief Justice of Pakistan heads the Supreme Court of Pakistan. ... Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry (Urdu: ‎) (born 12 December 1948) is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan from 2005 to 2007. ... Ballots of the Argentine plebiscite of 1984 on the border treaty with Chile A referendum (plural: referendums or referenda) or plebiscite (from Latin plebiscita, originally a decree of the Concilium Plebis) is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ... The Assembly of the Republic is the Portuguese parliament; its building in Lisbon is referred to as Palácio de São Bento. ... A pregnant woman near the end of her term Pregnancy is the carrying of one or more embryos or fetuses by female mammals, including humans, inside their bodies. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Biofuel is any fuel that derives from biomass _ recently living organisms or their metabolic byproducts, such as manure from cows. ... The President of Uganda is the head of state in Uganda. ... Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (born c. ... The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, known informally as the D.C. Circuit, is the federal appellate court for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. ... The Firearms Control Regulations Act of 1975 was passed by the District of Columbia city council on June 26, 1976. ... ... A handgun is a firearm small enough to be carried and used in one hand. ... The Bill of Rights in the National Archives Amendment II (the Second Amendment) of the United States Constitution, which is part of the Bill of Rights, declares the necessity for a well regulated militia, and prohibits infringement of the right of the people to keep and bear arms. ... On January 15, 2007 the Pratinidhi Sabha, the legislature of Nepal, was dissolved and a new Interim legislature was formed. ... Political federalism is a political philosophy in which a group or body of members are bound together (Latin: foedus, covenant) with a governing representative head. ... Combatants Government forces Communist Party Commanders Prime Ministers of Nepal Prachanda Casualties 12,700+ deaths The Nepali Civil War was a conflict between monarchist government forces and Maoist rebels in Nepal which lasted from 1996 until 2006. ... Politics of Nepal takes place in a framework of a monarchy in transition to a parliamentary democracy. ... The Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) or CPN(M) is a Maoist political party founded in 1994 and led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal, otherwise known as Prachanda. ... Anthem: UK: God Save the Queen Regional: (de facto) Londonderry Air Capital Belfast Largest city Belfast Official languages English (de facto), Irish, Ulster Scots 3, Northern Ireland Sign Language, Irish Sign Language Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Office... The third elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly were held on 7 March 2007. ... DUP redirects here. ... Sinn Féin (pronounced in English, in Irish) is a name used by a series of Irish political movements of the 20th century, each of which claimed sole descent from the original party established by Arthur Griffith in 1905. ... Direct Rule is the term given to the running of the day-to-day administration of Northern Ireland directly from Westminster. ... Political scientists define a consociational state as a state which has major internal divisions along ethnic, religious, or linguistic lines, yet nonetheless manages to remain stable, due to consultation among the elites of each of its major social groups. ... Cuba and the United States of America have had a mutual interest in one another since well before either of their independence movements. ... The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a branch of the United States armed forces involved in maritime law enforcement, mariner assistance, search and rescue, and national defense. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... history sux mtDNA-based chart of large human migrations. ... The President of Cuba is the Head of State of Cuba. ... Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (born on August 13, 1926) is the current President of Cuba but on indefinite medical hiatus. ... The term Cuban exile usually refers to the large exodus of Cubans fleeing Fidel Castros communist state since the 1959 Cuban Revolution and in particular the wave of Cuban American refugees to the U.S. during the years 1960 and 1979, who sought greater political and economic freedom. ... Kelvin Thomson Kelvin John Thomson (born 1 May 1955), Australian politician, has been an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian House of Representatives since March 1996, representing the Division of Wills, Victoria. ... In most common law jurisdictions, the Attorney General or Attorney-General is the main legal adviser to the government, and in some jurisdictions may in addition have executive responsibility for law enforcement or responsibility for public prosecutions. ... Antonios Sajih Mokbel (b. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... Sheikh Abu Abdullah al-Rashid al-Baghdadi a. ... Iraqi militants celebrating orders that the surrounding Coalition forces were given to stand-down. ... The Islamic State of Iraq was established in 2006 to protect the Sunni Iraqi people and defend Islam, by the Pact of the Scented People. It is composed of a variety of insurgency groups, including the Mujahideen Shura Council in Iraq, Conquering Army (Jeish al-Fatiheen), Army Squad of the... Baghdad (Arabic ) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate. ... DoÄŸu Perinçek (born June 17, 1942 in Gaziantep) is a Turkish politician of Turkeys nationalist socialist left, leader of Turkeys Workers Party, former chairman of the Revolutionary Workers and Peasants Party of Turkey. ... Genocide has been defined as the deliberate killing of people based on their ethnicity, nationality, race, religion, or (sometimes) politics, as well as other deliberate actions leading to the physical elimination of any of the above categories. ... Turkish Denial: To have genocide denied is to die twice — An advertisement for the Armenian Genocide Commemoration Holiday on 24th April, 2006 posted in The Times newspaper. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (70th in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... Picture of flooding in Amphoe Sena, Ayutthaya Province, Thailand For other uses, see Flood (disambiguation). ... Labasa (IPA:) is a town in Fiji with a population of 24,187 at the last census held in 1996. ... Vanua Levu is the second largest island of Fiji, and was formerly known as Sandalwood Island. ... Picture of flooding in Amphoe Sena, Ayutthaya Province, Thailand For other uses, see Flood (disambiguation). ... Wyoming coal mine Coal mining is the mining of coal. ... Location within China Fushun (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is a city in Liaoning, China, about 45 km from Shenyang, with a population about 1. ... A province is a territorial unit, almost always a country subdivision. ... Shenyang (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: , Manchu: Mukden) is the capital city of Liaoning province in Northeast China. ... 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. ... Nickname: The Eternal City Motto: SPQR: Senatus PopulusQue Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC  - Mayor Walter Veltroni Area    - City 1285 km²  (580 sq mi)  - Urban... Combatants Military of Sri Lanka Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Commanders Junius Richard Jayawardene (1983-89) Ranasinghe Premadasa (1989-93) Dingiri Banda Wijetunge (1993-94) Chandrika Kumaratunga (1994-2005) Mahinda Rajapaksa (2005-present) Velupillai Prabhakaran Strength 111,000[1] 11,000[2] The Sri Lankan civil war is an ongoing... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... 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Balance of trade figures are the sum of the money gained by a given economy by selling exports, minus the cost of buying imports. ... The Peoples Bank of China (PBC) (Simplified Chinese: 中国人民银行; Traditional Chinese: 中國人民銀行; pinyin: Zhōngguó Rénmín Yínháng ) (not to be confused with the Bank of China or the Central Bank of China) is the central bank of the Peoples Republic of China with the power to... Zhou Xiaochuan. ... The Ministry of Commerce of the Peoples Republic of China (MOFCOM) is one of the ministries of the State Council of China. ... Bo Xilai (薄熙来; pinyin: Bó XÄ«lái) (born July 1949) is the current Minister of Commerce of the Peoples Republic of China. ... March 13 is the 72nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (73rd in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... 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A lawsuit is a civil action brought before a court in order to recover a right, obtain damages for an injury, obtain an injunction to prevent an injury, or obtain a declaratory judgment to prevent future legal disputes. ... Motto: Dios, patria y libertad[] God, homeland and liberty Anthem: Salve, Oh Patria We Salute You, Our Homeland Capital  Quito Largest city  Guayaquil Government Republic  - President Rafael Correa  - Vice-President Lenín Moreno Independence  - from Spain May 24, 1822   - from Gran Colombia May 13, 1830  Area  - Total 256,370 km... The National Congress (Spanish: Congreso Nacional) is the unicameral legislative branch of the government of Ecuador. ... Juan José Flores 1830-1834 Vicente Rocafuerte 1834-1839 Juan José Flores 1839-1845 José Joaquín de Olmedo 1845 Vicente Ramón Roca 1845-1849 Manuel de Ascásubi 1849-1850 Diego Noboa 1850-1851 José María Urbina 1851-1856 Francisco Robles 1856-1859 Gabriel García 1859... 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Utrecht refers to various cities and areas: Utrecht (province), of the Netherlands Utrecht (city), Netherlands, and capital of the province of the same name Utrecht (municipality), includes the city of Utrecht and two neighbouring villages (Vleuten / de Meern) Utrecht (agglomeration), in the Netherlands, includes the city of Utrecht Diocese of... Ondiep is a working-class district in northwest Utrecht, Netherlands, between the river Vecht and Amsterdamsestraatweg street. ... The armed forces of the United States of America consist of the United States Army United States Navy United States Air Force United States Marine Corps United States Coast Guard Note: The United States Coast Guard has both military and law enforcement functions. ... A civil war is a war in which parties within the same culture, society or nationality fight against each other for the control of political power. ... 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Stephen Punch Pound (born 3 July 1948) is the Labour member of Parliament for Ealing North, in London, and has been MP since 1997. ... Christopher Shaun Ruane (born 18 July 1958) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an agency of the United States Government, responsible for that nations public space program. ... Cassini-Huygens is a joint NASA/ESA/ASI unmanned space mission intended to study Saturn and its moons. ... Hydrocarbons are refined at oil refineries and processed at chemical plants A hydrocarbon is a chemical compound that consists only of the elements carbon (C) and hydrogen (H). ... Titan (, from Ancient Greek Τῑτάν) or Saturn VI is the largest moon of Saturn and the second largest moon in the solar system,[4] after Jupiters moon Ganymede. ... The Saturnian system (photographic montage) Saturn has fifty-six confirmed natural satellites, plus three unconfirmed moons. ... 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February 5 is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Alexandroupolis (Greek: &#913;&#955;&#949;&#958;&#945;&#957;&#948;&#961;&#959;&#973;&#960;&#959;&#955;&#951;) is a city of Greece and the capital of the Evros Prefecture in Thrace. ... “UNSC” redirects here. ... Sanctions is the plural of sanction (see also penalty). ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, usually known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion... Map of the Gaza Strip from The World Factbook. ... Alan Johnston (BBC photo) Alan Graham Johnston (born May 17, 1962) is a journalist working for the BBC. He has been the BBCs correspondent in Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Gaza. ... The term Palestinian has other usages, for which see definitions of Palestinian. ... The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) is a militant group which has attacked petrol operators in Nigeria. ... Naxalite or Naxalism is an informal name given to violent communist groups that were born out of the Sino-Soviet split in the Indian communist movement. ... Bijapur (Kannada: ವಿಜಾಪುರ) is a district in the state of Karnataka in southern India. ... Chhattisgarh (Chhattisgarhi/Hindi: छत्तीसगढ़, IPA: )  , a state in central India, formed when the sixteen Chhattisgarhi-speaking southeastern districts of Madhya Pradesh gained statehood on November 1, 2000. ... An SNCF multiple unit. ... The LGV Est européenne (sometimes referred to as TGV Est, or occasionally as TGV East in English) is an extension to the French high-speed TGV network, connecting Paris and Strasbourg. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... City flag City coat of arms Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Region Alsace Department Bas-Rhin (67) Intercommunality Urban Community of Strasbourg Mayor Fabienne Keller  (UMP) City Statistics Land area¹ 78. ... March 16 is the 75th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (76th in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... General Name, Symbol, Number chlorine, Cl, 17 Chemical series halogens Group, Period, Block 17, 3, p Appearance yellowish green Atomic mass 35. ... Al Anbar (Arabic: ‎ ) is a province of Iraq. ... The Inter-American Development Bank (preferred abbreviation: IDB; but frequently given as IADB), was established in 1959 to support Latin American and Caribbean economic/social development and regional integration by lending mainly to public institutions. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... World map showing the Americas CIA map of the Americas The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere or New World consisting of the continents of North America[1] and South America with their associated islands and regions. ... Herschelle Herman Gibbs (born 23 February 1974 in Cape Town) is a South African cricketer, more specifically a batsman. ... For the insect, see Cricket (insect). ... Boundary has two distinct meanings in the sport of cricket. ... One-day International (ODI) is a form of cricket, which is played over 50 overs per side between two national cricket teams. ... The 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup is currently taking place in the West Indies; it started on 13 March and will run to 28 April 2007. ... The New York City Police Department (NYPD) , the largest police department in the United States, has primary responsibility for law enforcement and investigation within the five boroughs of New York City. ... Sean Bell, his fiancee Nicole Paultre, and their daughter For the actor, see Sean Bell (actor). ... A coroner is either the presiding officer of a special court, a medical officer or an officer of law responsible for investigating deaths, particularly those happening under unusual circumstances. ... Andrew Walker is a British barrister and former deputy coroner for Hornsey, London. ... Modern soldiers. ... Matty Hull Lance-Corporal of Horse Matty Hull (31 March 1976 - 28 March 2003) was a British soldier from D Squadron, The Blues and Royals of the Household Cavalry. ... Two A-10 Thunderbolt jets FV107 Scimitar armoured reconnaissance vehicle The 190th Fighter Squadron, Blues and Royals friendly fire incident was a friendly fire incident involving two United States Air Force Air National Guard 190th Fighter Squadron attack aircraft and vehicles from the United Kingdoms D Squadron, The Blues... Friendly fire (fratricide or non-hostile fire) is a term originally adopted by the United States military in reference to an attack on friendly forces by other friendly forces,[1] which may be deliberate (e. ... 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. ... This article is about the airliner manufacturer. ... livedoor Co. ... Takafumi Horie Takafumi Horie (堀江貴文: Horie Takafumi; October 29, 1972–) is a Japanese entrepreneur who won a name for himself as the former CEO of Livedoor (officially: livedoor Co. ... Santo Santoro (born 27 April 1956), Australian politician, was a Liberal member of the Australian Senate from October 2002 to March 2007, representing the state of Queensland. ... In finance a share is a unit of account for various financial instruments including stocks, mutual funds, limited partnerships, and REITs. ... Australian Senate chamber The Australian Senate is the upper of the two houses of the Parliament of Australia. ... The Property Law of the Peoples Republic of China is a property law adopted by the National Peoples Congress in 2007. ... The 5th Plenary Session of the 10th National Peoples Congress (第十届全国人民代表大会五次全体会议) was held from March 5 to March 15, 2007 at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, in conjunction with the 2007 CPPCC. The event offers significant insight to Chinas domestic and foreign policy every year. ... The Pacific Islands Forum is an inter-governmental consultative organization which aims to enhance cooperation between the independent countries of the Pacific Ocean and represent their interests. ... March 17 is the 76th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (77th in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... Promotional flyer for March 17 protest. ... This article is about the U.S. military building. ... Flag Seal Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location Location of Washington, D.C., with regard to the surrounding states of Maryland and Virginia. ... 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). ... A political crisis began in Zimbabwe on 11 March 2007 when opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was beaten and tortured after being arrested, prompting widespread domestic and international criticism. ... Professor Arthur Guseni Oliver Mutambara (born October 25, 1966) is a Zimbabwean politician who was elected President of the Movement for Democratic Change in February 2006 by a a small break away faction of the party dominated by Gibson Sibanda and Welshman Ncube. ... The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) was founded in 1999 as the official opposition party to the Zanu-PF party led by Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe. ... The 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup is currently taking place in the West Indies; it started on 13 March and will run to 28 April 2007. ... Judicial High Court Lower Courts Constitution State and territory governments Executive Governors and Administrators Premiers and Chief Ministers Legislative Parliaments and Assemblies State electoral systems ACT - NSW - NT - Qld. ... John Winston Howard (born 26 July 1939), Australian politician, is the Prime Minister of Australia. ... The 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. ... A cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... 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 Islamist terrorist group that currently (since January 2006) forms the majority party of the Palestinian National Authority. ... The President of Pakistan (UrdÅ«: صدر مملکت Sadr-e-Mamlikat) is Head of State of Pakistan. ... (PA – 6920) Pervez Musharraf (Urdu: پرويز مشرف); born August 11, 1943) is the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army. ... Geo TV or GEO Television is Urdu-language Pakistani television network that was established in May 2002 and officially began transmission in October 2002. ... Islamabad (Urdu: اسلام آباد, abode of Islam), is the capital city of Pakistan, and is located in the Potohar Plateau in the northwest of the country. ... An Aeroflot Tu-134 sits on the tarmac The Tupolev Tu-134 was a Russian twin-engined airliner, similar to the American Douglas DC-9. ... The 2007 Samara Tu-134 aircraft crash was a March 17, 2007 crash of a Tupolev Tu-134 aircraft during a hard emergency landing at Samara Kurumoch Airport, seving Samara, Russia. ... Samara (Russian: ), from 1935 to 1991—Kuybyshev (), is a major city situated on the Volga River in the southeastern part of European Russia, Volga Federal District, the administrative center of Samara Oblast. ... March 18 is the 77th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (78th in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... Coal Coal (IPA: ) is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground by coal mining, either underground mining or open-pit mining (surface mining). ... Shanxi (Chinese: 山西; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Shan-hsi; Postal System Pinyin: Shansi) is a province in the northern part of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Cesare Battisti (born in 1954) is an Italian author of thrillers, and a former member of the autonomist Armed Proletarians for Communism (Proletari Armati per il Comunismo - PAC), a far left group which supported armed struggle during Italys anni di piombo. He is alleged by Italian justice to have... For in absentia medical care, see Health care delivery. ... 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). ... Baghdad (Arabic ) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate. ... Cargo is a term used to denote goods or produce being transported generally for commercial gain, usually on a ship, plane, train, van or truck. ... The East China Sea is a marginal sea and part of the Pacific Ocean. ... Robert Andrew Woolmer, (born May 14, 1948, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India - died March 18, 2007, Kingston, Jamaica), more commonly known as Bob Woolmer, is a professional cricket coach known for having coached the South African cricket team and Warwickshire. ... The Pakistani cricket team is a national cricket team representing Pakistan. ... The City of Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica. ... 16 teams competed in the group stage of the 2007 Cricket World Cup, which took place between 13 March and 25 March 2007. ... The 2007 Finnish parliamentary election was held on March 18, 2007. ... A coalition government, or coalition cabinet, is a cabinet in parliamentary government in which several parties cooperate. ... The Centre Party (in Finnish: Suomen Keskusta, ) is a centrist political party in Finland. ... The Social Democratic Party of Finland (SDP) is one of the most influential political parties in Finland, along with the Centre Party and the Coalition Party. ... Matti Taneli Vanhanen ( ) (born November 4, 1955, in Jyväskylä) is the current Prime Minister of Finland, as well as Chairman of the Centre Party. ... The National Coalition Party (Kansallinen Kokoomus or Samlingspartiet) is a political party in Finland. ... The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of over 4. ... The Sydney Harbour Bridge is the main crossing of Sydney Harbour carrying rail, vehicular, and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney central business district (CBD) and the North Shore. ... March 19 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (79th in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... A state of emergency is a governmental declaration that may suspend certain normal functions of government, may work to alert citizens to alter their normal behaviors, or may order government agencies to implement emergency preparedness plans. ... Impact of a drop of water Water is a chemical substance that is essential to all known forms of life[1]. It covers 71% of Earths surface. ... A drought is a period of time when there is not enough water to support agricultural, urban, human, or environmental water needs. ... The 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup is currently taking place in the West Indies; it started on 13 March and will run to 28 April 2007. ... One-day International (ODI) is a form of cricket, which is played over 50 overs per side between two national cricket teams. ... The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), is the head of the Government of Canada. ... Stephen Joseph Harper (born April 30, 1959) is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. ... Budget generally refers to a list of all planned expenses and revenues. ... ISO 4217 Code CAD User(s) Canada Inflation 2. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (de facto) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of total)  Ranked 4th 1,076... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Peoples Bank of China (PBC) (Simplified Chinese: 中国人民银行; Traditional Chinese: 中國人民銀行; pinyin: Zhōngguó Rénmín Yínháng ) (not to be confused with the Bank of China or the Central Bank of China) is the central bank of the Peoples Republic of China with the power to... Zhou Xiaochuan. ... The Inter-American Development Bank (preferred abbreviation: IDB; but frequently given as IADB), was established in 1959 to support Latin American and Caribbean economic/social development and regional integration by lending mainly to public institutions. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... West Indian redirects here. ... As currently constituted, the state of Iraq has two vice presidents or deputy presidents. ... Taha Yasin Ramadan (also: Taha Yasin Ramadan Al-Jizrawi) (1938 - March 20, 2007) was the Vice President of Iraq from March 1991 to the fall of Saddam Hussein in April 2003. ... // This page is about death by hanging. ... Shi&#8216;as (the adjective in Arabic is &#1588;&#1610;&#1593;&#1609; shi&#8216;i; English has traditionally used Shiite) which mean follower in Arabic make up the second largest sect of believers in Islam, constituting about 30%-35% of all Muslim. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tawfiq bin Attash, aka Khallad, is an Al Qaeda member of long standing. ... Al-Qaeda (also al-Qaida or al-Qaida) ( , trans. ... The USS Cole bombing was a suicide bombing attack against the U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) on October 12, 2000 while it was harbored in the Yemeni port of Aden. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties Libertarian Party State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is the highest judicial body... Holding Awaiting decision of the Court Court membership Chief Justice: John Roberts Associate Justices: John Paul Stevens, Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, David Souter, Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Samuel Alito Case opinions Laws applied U.S. Const. ... 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. ... Freedom of speech is the right to freely say what one pleases, as well as the related right to hear what others have stated. ... Location in Juneau City and Borough, Alaska Coordinates: Country United States State Alaska Borough Juneau City and Borough Founded 1881 Incorporated 1890  - Mayor Bruce Botelho Area    - City  3,255. ... I hope Talibans will never return to the Afghanistan government —Daniele Mastrogiacomo Daniele Mastrogiacomo (Karachi, Pakistan, September 30, 1954) is an Italian journalist, war correspondent of la Repubblica newspaper. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... La Repubblica (meaning: The Republic) is an Italian daily newspaper. ... Armed Taliban in pickup truck in Herat, July 2001. ... Afghanistan consists of 34 provinces, or velayat: Badakhshan Badghis Baghlan Balkh Bamiyan Daikondi - established March 28, 2004 Farah Faryab Ghazni Ghowr Helmand Herat Jowzjan Kabul Kandahar Kapisa Khost Konar Kondoz Laghman Lowgar Nangarhar Nimruz Nurestan Oruzgan Paktia Paktika Panjshir - established April 13, 2004 Parvan Samangan Sar-e Pol Takhar Vardak... Helmand (Balochi/Pashto: هلمند) is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan. ... March 6 is the 65th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (66th in Leap years). ... Combatants Hezbollah Amal LCP  Israel Commanders Hassan Nasrallah (Secretary General of Hezbollah) Imad Mughniyeh (Commander of Hezbollahs armed wing)[5] Dan Halutz (CoS) Moshe Kaplinsky[12] Udi Adam (Regional) Strength 600-1,000 active fighters 3,000-10,000 reservists[6] 30,000 ground troops (plus IAF & ISC)[13... Look up war in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Methane is a chemical compound with the molecular formula CH4. ... The Piper Alpha platform on fire A Gas explosion is the result of a gas leak in the presence of an ignition source. ... Location of Kemerovo Oblast, Russia The Ulyanovskaya Mine disaster was caused by an explosion that occurred on March 19, 2007 in the Ulyanovskaya longwall coal mine near the Russian city of Novokuznetsk in the Kemerovo Oblast. ... Church in Novokuznetsk Novokuznetsk (Russian: ) is a city in Kemerovo Oblast, Russia. ... Kemerovo (Russian: &#1050;&#1077;&#1084;&#1077;&#1088;&#1086;&#1074;&#1086;) is an industrial city on the River Tom situated east-northeast of Novosibirsk in Siberia, Russia (55 25N 86 05E). ... Siberian Federal District (darker red) and the broadest definition of Siberia (red) arctic northeast Siberia Udachnaya pipe Siberia (Russian: , Sibir; Tatar: ) is a vast region of Russia constituting almost all of Northern Asia and comprising a large part of the Euro-Asian Steppe. ... The Airbus A380 manufactured by Airbus S.A.S. is a double-decker, four engined airliner capable of flying 800 passengers in a high density format or 555 passengers in a typical three-class configuration. ... Deutsche Lufthansa AG (ISIN: DE0008232125) (pronounced ) is the largest German airline, and the second-largest in Europe (behind Air France-KLM, but before British Airways). ... NY redirects here. ... Nickname: The Windy City, The Second City, Chi Town, City of the Big Shoulders, The 312, The City that Works Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government... 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 in addition to the attacks primary purpose (see suicide, suicide weapons). ... A convoy is a group of vehicles traveling together for mutual support. ... For other places with the same name, see Kabul (disambiguation). ... The six-party talks aim to find a peaceful resolution to the security concerns raised by the North Korean nuclear weapons program. ... March 20 is the 79th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (80th in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... Rockslide redirects here. ... // Jemaah Islamiyah[1] (JI, Arabic phrase meaning Islamic Group or Islamic Community) is a Southeast Asian militant Islamic organization dedicated to the establishment of a Daulah Islamiyah[2] (Islamic State) in Southeast Asia incorporating Indonesia, Malaysia, the southern Philippines, Singapore and Brunei[3]. JI was added to the United Nations... The G33 was the name of a group of finance ministers and central bank governors of industrialized and newly industrialized countries, see below. ... It has been suggested that Underdevelopment be merged into this article or section. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Doha Development Round of World Trade Organization negotiations aims to lower trade barriers around the world, permitting free trade between countries of varying prosperity. ... For other uses of the initials WTO, see WTO (disambiguation). ... This space for sale Private spaceflight is flight above 100km Earth altitude conducted by an entity other than a government. ... The Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) is a space-transportation startup company whose stated goal is to improve the cost and reliability of access to space ultimately by a factor of ten. It is based in El Segundo, California, USA. SpaceX is developing a family of partially reusable two-stage... The Falcon 1 is a partially reusable launch system, designed and manufactured by SpaceX to provide commercial launch-to-space services. ... Layers of Atmosphere - not to scale (NOAA)[1] Outer space, also simply called space, refers to the relatively empty regions of the universe outside the atmospheres of celestial bodies. ... Earth orbit is an orbit around the planet Earth. ... For the insect, see Cricket (insect). ... Robert Andrew Woolmer, (born May 14, 1948, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India - died March 18, 2007, Kingston, Jamaica), more commonly known as Bob Woolmer, is a professional cricket coach known for having coached the South African cricket team and Warwickshire. ... South Waziristan (Urdu: جنوبی وزیرستان) is southern part of Waziristan a mountainous region of northwest Pakistan, bordering Afghanistan and covering some 11 585 km² (4,473 mi²). It comprises the area west and southwest of Peshawar between the Tochi river to the north and the Gomal river to the south, forming part... Students in Bangkok Over one thousand students in uniform during an assembly at Nan Hua High School in Singapore. ... Students in Rome, Italy. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Veils are articles of clothing, worn almost exclusively by women, which cover some part of the head or face. ... // For other uses, see Girl (disambiguation). ... The driver of this DAF tractor with an auto-transport semi-trailer truck prepares to offload Å koda Octavia cars in Cardiff, Wales For other articles with similar names, see Lorry (disambiguation) and Truck (disambiguation). ... A log bridge in the French Alps near Vallorcine. ... Guéckédougou is a town in southern Guinea near the Sierra Leone and Liberian borders. ... The Secretary of State for Defence is the senior United Kingdom government minister in charge of the Ministry of Defence. ... The Right Honourable Desmond Henry Browne MP (born March 22, 1952) British politician and barrister. ... A US B-1 Lancer releasing its payload of cluster bombs Cluster munitions are air-dropped or ground launched shells that eject multiple small submunitions (bomblets) and that primarily hit civilians. ... In times of armed conflict a civilian is any person who is not a combatant. ... The dismissal of U.S. Attorneys controversy, also referred to as Attorneygate,[1] is an ongoing political dispute concerning the dismissal of eight United States Attorneys by the George W. Bush administration in late 2006 and early 2007. ... The Bush administration includes President George W. Bush, Vice President Richard Cheney, Bushs Cabinet, and other select officials and advisors. ... The Deputy White House Chief of Staff is the top aide to the White House Chief of Staff, who is the senior aide to the President of the United States. ... Karl Rove Karl Christian Rove (born December 25, 1950) is Deputy Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush. ... The White House Counsel is a staff appointee of the President of the United States. ... Harriet Ellan Miers (born August 10, 1945 in Dallas, Texas) is an American lawyer, and former White House Counsel. ... In law and in religion, testimony is a solemn attestation as to the truth of a matter. ... An oath (from Old Saxon eoth) is either a promise or a statement of fact calling upon something or someone that the oath maker considers sacred, usually a god, as a witness to the binding nature of the promise or the truth of the statement of fact. ... Extradition is the official process by which one nation or state requests and obtains from another nation or state the surrender of a suspected or convicted criminal. ... Single European Act A treaty is a binding agreement under international law entered into by actors in international law, namely states and international organizations. ... Capital punishment, or the death penalty, is the execution of a convicted criminal by the state as punishment for crimes known as capital crimes or capital offences. ... The Common Foreign and Security Policy or CFSP was established as the second of the three pillars of the European Union in the Maastricht treaty of 1992, and further defined and broadened in the Amsterdam Treaty of 1997. ... Javier Solana Francisco Javier Solana Madariaga (born July 14, 1942 in Madrid, Spain) is the High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and the Secretary-General of both the Council of the European Union (EU) and the Western European Union (WEU). ... Alan Johnston (BBC photo) Alan Graham Johnston (born May 17, 1962) is a journalist working for the BBC. He has been the BBCs correspondent in Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Gaza. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, usually known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion... Map of the Gaza Strip from The World Factbook. ... Conflagration redirects here. ... // A nursing home or skilled nursing facility (SNF) is a place of residence for people who require constant nursing care and have significant deficiencies with activities of daily living. ... Krasnodar Krai (Russian: ) is a federal subject of Russia (a krai), located in the Southern Federal District. ... Taha Yasin Ramadan (also: Taha Yasin Ramadan Al-Jizrawi) (1938 - March 20, 2007) was the Vice President of Iraq from March 1991 to the fall of Saddam Hussein in April 2003. ... Baath Party symbol Party flag The Arab Socialist Baath Party (also spelled Bath or Baath; Arabic: حزب البعث العربي الاشتراكي Ḥizb al-Ba`ṯ al-`ArabÄ« al-IÅ¡tirāki) was founded in 1947 as a radical, secular Arab nationalist political party. ... As currently constituted, the state of Iraq has two vice presidents or deputy presidents. ... Saddam Hussein as the Ace of Spades. ... Baghdad (Arabic ) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate. ... Dujail (, Arabic: الدجيل; alternate spelling: Ad Dujayl) is a small Shiite town in northern Iraq. ... Sami Al-Arian. ... Map of the boundaries of the United States Courts of Appeals and United States District Courts The United States district courts are the general trial courts of the United States federal court system. ... Islamic Jihad (Arabic: ‎, Harakat al-Jihad al-Islami) is a terrorist Islamist group based in the Syrian capital, Damascus. ... A hunger strike is a method of non-violent resistance in which participants fast as an act of political protest, or to provoke feelings of guilt or to achieve a goal such as a policy change. ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (81st in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... Gordon Brown (born 20 February 1951) is the Chancellor of the Exchequer of the United Kingdom and a Labour Party politician. ... The Chancellor of the Exchequer is the title held by the British cabinet minister responsible for all financial matters. ... Budget generally refers to a list of all planned expenses and revenues. ... Corporation tax is a tax levied in the United Kingdom on the profits made by UK-resident companies and associations. ... An income tax is a tax levied on the financial income of persons, corporations, or other legal entities. ... United States Ambassador to the United Nations, full title, Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, and Representative of the United States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations (also known as the... The Dayton Agreement or Dayton Accords is the name given to the agreement at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio to end the war in the former Yugoslavia that had gone on for the previous three years, in particular the future of Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... Richard Charles Albert Holbrooke (born April 24, 1941) is an American diplomat, magazine editor, author, Peace Corps official, and investment banker. ... The foundation of the U.N. The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ... Kosovo (Serbian: Косово и Метохија or Kosovo i Metohija, also Космет or Kosmet, Albanian: Kosovë or Kosova) is a province in southern Serbia which has been under United Nations administration since 1999. ... Combatants Hezbollah Amal LCP  Israel Commanders Hassan Nasrallah (Secretary General of Hezbollah) Imad Mughniyeh (Commander of Hezbollahs armed wing)[5] Dan Halutz (CoS) Moshe Kaplinsky[12] Udi Adam (Regional) Strength 600-1,000 active fighters 3,000-10,000 reservists[6] 30,000 ground troops (plus IAF & ISC)[13... Combatants Hezbollah Amal LCP Islamic Courts Union[4]  Israel Commanders Hassan Nasrallah (Secretary General of Hezbollah), veteran Fatah operative Imad Mughniyeh[5] Dan Halutz (CoS), Moshe Kaplinsky[13], Udi Adam (Regional) Strength 600-1,000 active fighters (of 3,000 - 5,000 available and 10,000 reservists) [6] 30,000... The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore the Senior Service). ... USS Los Angeles A submarine is a specialized watercraft that can operate underwater. ... HMS Tireless (S88 117?), a Trafalgar-class submarine, is the second submarine of the Royal Navy to bear this name. ... 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. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... The Bush administration includes President George W. Bush, Vice President Richard Cheney, Bushs Cabinet, and other select officials and advisors. ... It has been suggested that Palestinian government of March 2006 be merged into this article or section. ... Hamas (Arabic: ‎; acronym: Arabic: ‎, or Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiyya or Islamic Resistance Movement; the Arabic acronym means zeal) is a Palestinian Islamist terrorist group that currently (since January 2006) forms the majority party of the Palestinian National Authority. ... The post of Supreme Leader (Persian: ولی فقیه or رهبر, Rahbar, literally leader) was created in the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran as the highest ranking political authority of the nation (see Guardianship of the jurists (doctrine)). Other Persian terms include the Valiye-Faqih (sometimes shortened to Faqih) or the Jurisprudent... Ayatollah redirects here. ... Grand Âyatollâh   (Persian: آیت‌الله سید علی حسینی خامنه‌ای Ä€yatollāh Seyyed `AlÄ« ḤoseynÄ« KhāmeneÄ«) (Also known as : Seyyed Ali Khamenei) born 17 July 1939[1], is the current Supreme Leader of Iran and was the president of Iran from 1981 to 1989. ... This article is about Irans nuclear power programme. ... “UNSC” redirects here. ... Sanctions is the plural of sanction (see also penalty). ... Union generally refers to two or more things joined into one, such as an organization of multiple people or organizations, multiple objects combined into one, and so on. ... The Histadrut (Federation [of labor]) or HaHistadrut HaKlalit shel HaOvdim BEretz Yisrael (ההסתדרות הכללית של העובדים בארץ ישראל) (Hebrew: General Federation of Laborers in the Land of Israel) is the Israeli trade union congress. ... Combatants Islamic Courts Union Pro-Islamist militias Popular Resistance Movement (PRM) Alleged: Foreign Mujahideen al-Qaeda  Ethiopia Transitional Government of Somalia Commanders Hassan Aweys Hasan Hersi Adan Ayrow Barre Adan Shire Hirale Meles Zenawi Strength 3,000–3,500 militia 10,000 militia 30,000 Ethiopian infantry Casualties Unknown Dozens... Combatants Popular Resistance Movement (PRM) Ad hoc Hawiye clan militiamen  Ethiopia Transitional Government of Somalia Casualties Unknown 9 TFG soldiers [1], at least 1 Ethiopian soldier[2] Dozens of civilians [3][4] The Battle of Shirkole [5] took place on March 21, 2007 in the Shirkole area of Mogadishu, the... Mogadishu (Somali: Muqdisho, popularly Xamar; Arabic: ‎ ; Italian: ), is the largest city in Somalia, and its nominal capital. ... Anthem: Capital Mogadishu Largest city Mogadishu Official languages Somali[1] Government Transitional Federal Government  - President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed  - Prime Minister Ali Mohammed Ghedi Independence from the UK and Italy   - Date July 1, 1960  Area  - Total 637,657 km² (42nd) 246,201 sq mi   - Water (%) 1. ... Ethiopian T-55 in Somalia The Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) is one of the largest military forces in Africa along with Egypt, Eritrea and Morrocco, and 29th largest in the world. ... Combatants Military of Sri Lanka Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Commanders Junius Richard Jayawardene (1983-89) Ranasinghe Premadasa (1989-93) Dingiri Banda Wijetunge (1993-94) Chandrika Kumaratunga (1994-2005) Mahinda Rajapaksa (2005-present) Velupillai Prabhakaran Strength 111,000[1] 11,000[2] The Sri Lankan civil war is an ongoing... Sri Lanka Army Flag And Crest The Sri Lanka Army is a branch of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces with the responsbility of overseeing land-based operations. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Batticaloa (මඩකළපුව in Sinhala, மட்டக்களப்பு in Tamil) was the provincial capital of the eastern province of Sri Lanka. ... The President of Russia (ru: Президент России is the highest position within the Government of Russia. ... Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (Russian: ) (born October 7, 1952) is the incumbent President of Russia. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Location of Kemerovo Oblast, Russia The Ulyanovskaya Mine disaster was caused by an explosion that occurred on March 19, 2007 in the Ulyanovskaya longwall coal mine near the Russian city of Novokuznetsk in the Kemerovo Oblast. ... UT Air Flight 471[1] was a scheduled domestic passenger flight of a Tupolev Tu-134 on March 17, 2007 that suffered heavy structural damage during a hard landing at Samara Kurumoch Airport, serving Samara, Russia. ... A retirement home is a place of residence intended for the elderly. ... March 22 is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (82nd in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... A Depot is usually a centralised store or operating base for logistical use by commercial or governmental bodies. ... Map of Mozambique with Maputo highlighted Maputo is the capital of Mozambique. ... 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A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is the police force of the island nation of Jamaica. ... Robert Andrew Woolmer, (born May 14, 1948, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India - died March 18, 2007, Kingston, Jamaica), more commonly known as Bob Woolmer, is a professional cricket coach known for having coached the South African cricket team and Warwickshire. ... The Pakistani cricket team is a national cricket team representing Pakistan. ... NBC (an acronym for National Broadcasting Company, its former corporate name) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... News Limited was the principal holding for the business interests of Rupert Murdoch until the formation of News Corporation in 1979. ... Screenshot of AOL.com AOL LLC (formerly America Online, Inc) is an American online service provider, bulletin board system, and media company operated by Time Warner. ... For other uses, see MSN (disambiguation). ... Yahoo! Inc. ... Video (Latin for I see, first person singular present, indicative of videre, to see) is the technology of electronically capturing, recording, processing, storing, transmitting, and reconstructing a sequence of still images representing scenes in motion. ... YouTube is a popular free video sharing website which lets users upload, view, and share video clips. ... A political crisis began in Zimbabwe on 11 March 2007 when opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was beaten and tortured after being arrested, prompting widespread domestic and international criticism. ... The Roman Catholic Church or Catholic Church (see terminology below) is the Christian Church in full communion with the Bishop of Rome, currently Pope Benedict XVI. It traces its origins to the original Christian community founded by Jesus Christ and led by the Twelve Apostles, in particular Saint Peter. ... In Christianity, an archbishop is an elevated bishop. ... The City of Bulawayo is highlighted in this map of Zimbabwe. ... Pius Ncube Pius Ncube (1956 - ) is the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, widely known as a human rights advocate and an outspoken critic of President Robert Mugabe. ... This page contains a list of presidents of Zimbabwe. ... Robert Gabriel Mugabe (born 21 February 1924) is a Zimbabwean politician and the current President of Zimbabwe. ... Kinshasa (formerly Léopoldville or, before 1960, also Leopoldstad) is the capital and largest city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. ... Lexington Minuteman representing militia minuteman John Parker Militia is the activity of one or more citizens organized to provide defense or paramilitary service, or those engaged in such activity. ... Jean-Pierre Bemba (4 November 1962) is one of four vice-presidents in the transitional government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. ... General elections were held in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on July 30, 2006, the first multiparty elections in the country in 46 years. ... Elections to the Senate of the Democratic Republic of the Congo will be held on 2007-01-19, though they were originally scheduled for 2007-01-16. ... ... A diplomatic mission is a group of people from one nation state present in another nation state to represent the sending state in the receiving State. ... The foundation of the U.N. The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ... For the similarly named rock band, see TransAtlantic. ... Map of the boundaries of the United States Courts of Appeals and United States District Courts The United States district courts are the general trial courts of the United States federal court system. ... The Child Online Protection Act[1] (COPA)[2] is a law in the United States of America, passed in 1998 with the declared purpose of protecting children from harmful sexual material on the internet. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... In law, a person who is not yet a legal adult is known as a minor (known in some places as an infant or juvenile). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... The 7 July 2005 London bombings were a series of coordinated terrorist bomb blasts that hit Londons public transport system during the morning rush hour. ... The foundation of the U.N. The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ... The United Nations Secretary-General is the head of the Secretariat, one of the principal divisions of the United Nations. ... Ban Ki-moon (IPA pronunciation: (born June 13, 1944 in Eumseong, North Chungcheong, Korea) is a former South Korean politician who succeeded Kofi Annan as the Secretary-General of the United Nations on January 1, 2007. ... List of Prime Ministers of Iraq The Prime Minister of Iraq is Iraqs head of government. ... Nouri Kamel al-Maliki (Arabic: نوري كامل المالكي, transliterated NÅ«rÄ« Kāmil al-MālikÄ«; born c. ... Baghdad (Arabic ) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate. ... The Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb produced in the United States. ... United States Ambassador to the United Nations, full title, Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, and Representative of the United States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations (also known as the... There are several people named John Bolton, including: John Gatenby Bolton – British-Australian astronomer (1922–1993) John R. Bolton – U.S. politician and diplomat U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. (2005-current) (b. ... A ceasefire is a temporary stoppage of a war or any armed conflict, where each side of the conflict agrees with the other to suspend aggressive actions. ... Combatants Hezbollah Amal LCP  Israel Commanders Hassan Nasrallah (Secretary General of Hezbollah) Imad Mughniyeh (Commander of Hezbollahs armed wing)[5] Dan Halutz (CoS) Moshe Kaplinsky[12] Udi Adam (Regional) Strength 600-1,000 active fighters 3,000-10,000 reservists[6] 30,000 ground troops (plus IAF & ISC)[13... 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] Founded in the UK in 1961, AI compares actual practices of human rights with internationally accepted standards and demands compliance where these... The armed forces of the United States of America consist of the United States Army United States Navy United States Air Force United States Marine Corps United States Coast Guard Note: The United States Coast Guard has both military and law enforcement functions. ... Map of Cuba with location of Guantánamo Bay indicated. ... Location of the cerebral cortex Slice of the cerebral cortex, ca. ... A sketch of the human brain by artist Priyan Weerappuli, imposed upon the profile of Michelangelos David. ... Logic, from Classical Greek λόγος logos (the word), is the study of the principles and criteria of valid inference and demonstration. ... Emotional redirects here. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Combatants Islamic Courts Union Pro-Islamist militias Popular Resistance Movement (PRM) Alleged: Foreign Mujahideen al-Qaeda  Ethiopia Transitional Government of Somalia Commanders Hassan Aweys Hasan Hersi Adan Ayrow Barre Adan Shire Hirale Meles Zenawi Strength 3,000–3,500 militia 10,000 militia 30,000 Ethiopian infantry Casualties Unknown Dozens... Mogadishu (Somali: Muqdisho, popularly Xamar; Arabic: ‎ ; Italian: ), is the largest city in Somalia, and its nominal capital. ... Main article: Military of Somalia The Ministry of Defense of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of the Somali Republic is the government body in charge of the TFG armed forces // The Somali National Army (SNA) had dissolved after the downfall of the government of Siad Barre in the early 1990s. ... Motto: None Anthem(s): Puntland Somalian National Anthem Capital Garowe Largest city Bosaso Official language(s) Somali and Arabic Government  - President Mohamud Muse Hersi  - Vice-President Hasan Dahir Independence From Somalia   - Declared 1998   - Recognition none  Area  - Total ~250,000 km² (not ranked) n/a sq mi   - Water (%) Negl. ... March 23 is the 82nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (83rd in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... 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. ... Seal of the United States Department of State. ... 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. ... It has been suggested that Palestinian government of March 2006 be merged into this article or section. ... In the court system of a state or of a subordinate regional entity, an appeals court is a court of second instance where a party to a case on which judgment has been entered can ask to have their case reheard if they suspect an error of law, fact, or... Lexington Minuteman representing militia minuteman John Parker Militia is the activity of one or more citizens organized to provide defense or paramilitary service, or those engaged in such activity. ... Combatants al-Qaeda Taliban Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan Afghanistan Northern Alliance United States ISAF NATO members: United Kingdom Canada Netherlands other allies Commanders Osama bin Laden, Mohammed Omar, Obaidullah Akhund Mullah Dadullah Bismillah Khan Tommy Franks Dan McNeill David Fraser Strength Taliban: unknown al-Qaeda: unknown Afghan National Army: 43... Armed Taliban in pickup truck in Herat, July 2001. ... A convoy is a group of vehicles traveling together for mutual support. ... The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the U.S. military responsible for providing power projection from the sea,[1] utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces to global crises. ... In times of armed conflict a civilian is any person who is not a combatant. ... A suicide bombing is an attack using a bomb in which the individual(s) carrying the explosive materials composing the bomb intend(s) and expect(s) to die upon detonation (see suicide). ... 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. ... “UNSC” redirects here. ... Sanctions is the plural of sanction (see also penalty). ... The government of the United States, established by the United States Constitution, is a federal republic of 50 states, a few territories and some protectorates. ... Image of an entry visa valid in Schengen treaty countries. ... On March 23, 2007, a Transaviaexport Cargo Airline Ilyushin Il-76 airplane crashed in Mogadishu, Somalia. ... The African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) was authorized on January 19, 2007 to provide for security and peacekeeping in the wake of the 2006–2007 war in Somalia. ... Mogadishu (Somali: Muqdisho, popularly Xamar; Arabic: ‎ ; Italian: ), is the largest city in Somalia, and its nominal capital. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      Senate composition following 2006 elections The United States Senate is... Budget generally refers to a list of all planned expenses and revenues. ... From a Keynesian point of view, a balanced budget in the public sector is achieved when the government has enough fiscal discipline to be able to equate the revenues with expenditure over the business cycles. ... // During his first term, Bush sought and obtained Congressional approval for two additional tax cuts: the Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act of 2002 and the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003. ... 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. ... President George W. Bush delivers his first State of the Union Address. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... 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On November 6 2003 the United States Congress created the appointed position Inspector General of the Coalition Provisional Authority. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Reconstruction of Iraq describes attempts by the international community, and particularly the United States, to improve and repair the infrastructure of Iraq in the aftermath of the 2003 invasion. ... The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore the Senior Service). ... The sixth and present HMS Cornwall is the first of the Batch 3 Type 22 frigates of the Royal Navy. ... Approximate location of the incident on the Iraqi-Iranian border river Arvand rud / Shatt al-Arab On 23 March 2007 fifteen Royal Navy personnel were seized at gunpoint by the naval forces of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard in disputed Iraqi / Iranian waters known as the Arvandrud/Shatt al-Arab waterway. ... Maoism or Mao Zedong Thought (Chinese: &#27611;&#28580;&#26481;&#24605;&#24819;, pinyin: Máo Zéd&#333;ng S&#299;xi&#462;ng), also called Marxism-Leninism&#8211;Mao Zedong Thought or Marxism-Leninism-Maoism (MLM), is a variant of communism derived from the teachings of Mao Zedong (1893&#8211... Sri Lanka Army Flag And Crest The Sri Lanka Army is a branch of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces with the responsbility of overseeing land-based operations. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... ... Jean-Pierre Bemba (4 November 1962) is one of four vice-presidents in the transitional government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. ... Kinshasa (formerly Léopoldville or, before 1960, also Leopoldstad) is the capital and largest city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. ... View in December 2000, just before opening The Burnley Tunnel is a highway tunnel in Melbourne, Australia. ... Melbournes CBD has grown to straddle the Yarra River in three major precincts. ... A west-bound tunnel joining the Monash Freeway to the West Gate Freeway in Melbourne, Australia. ... Look up veterinarian in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Menu Foods Limited[1] is a store-brand, or private-label, wet pet food manufacturer based in Streetsville, Ontario, Canada. ... A product recall is a request to return to the maker a batch or an entire production run of a product, usually due to the discovery of safety issues. ... Aminopterin (4-aminopteroic acid), a 4-amino analog of folic acid, is an antineoplastic drug with immunosuppressive properties used in chemotherapy. ... Articles in category Pet foods There are 16 articles in this section of this category. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... 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Xi Jinping Xi Jinping, Member of 16th CPC Central Committee, Secretary of the CPC Zhejiang Provincial Committee, Chairman of the Standing Committee of Zhejiang Provincial Peoples Congress Born: 1953, Shaanxi Province, Fuping Xi Jinping, male, Han nationality, is a native of Fuping, Shaanxi Province. ... The Politics of Shanghai is structured in a dual party-government system like all other governing institutions in the mainland of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ... Han Zheng (韩正) (born April 1954) is the current mayor of Shanghai. ... Zhejiang (also spelled Chehkiang or Chekiang) is an eastern coastal province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Elections for the 54th Parliament of New South Wales were held on Saturday, 24 March 2007. ... 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