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March 2006 : - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Image File history File links Portal. ... March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → 31 December 2005 (Saturday) 25-year-old Scottish human rights worker Kate Burton and her parents are freed unharmed in the Gaza Strip by the Palestinian gunmen who kidnapped them two days earlier. ... January 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accuses European nations of trying to complete the Holocaust by creating a Jewish camp Israel in the Middle East. ... Media:Example. ... April 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Events 1 April 2006 (Saturday) Marcos Pontes, Brazils first astronaut, reaches the International Space Station. ... May 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → May 1, 2006 (Monday) Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association outraged Vatican by planning to ordain another bishop, Liu Xinhong in Anhui Province. ... June 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Extraordinary renditions. ... Early elections in November are announced in the Netherlands. ... August 2006 is the eighth month of that year, and has yet to occur. ... September 2006 is the ninth month of 2006 and has begun on a Friday. ... October 2006 is the tenth month of that year and has yet to occur. ... 67 die and about 300,000 people are affected by floods in Ethiopias Somali Region of Ogaden after the Shabelle River bursts its banks. ... December 2006 is the twelfth and final month of the year and will begin in 2 day(s). ...

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World - Sci-Tech - Sports - Video games - Wikinews Media:Example. ... April 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Events 1 April 2006 (Saturday) Marcos Pontes, Brazils first astronaut, reaches the International Space Station. ... March 25, 2006 Australia: A scramjet jet engine designed to fly at 7 times the sonic speed has been successfully tested. ... This article needs to be updated. ...

Africa - Australia and New Zealand - Britain and Ireland - India - Thailand - March 2006 in Africa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Categories: | ... March 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - → Events in Britain and Ireland This page deals with current events in the English-speaking places of Europe. ...

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

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Wikinews has news related to: Obituaries // The following is a list of notable deaths in 2006. ... March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... Harry Browne Harry Browne (17 June 1933 – 1 March 2006) was an American libertarian writer, politician, and free-market investment analyst. ... Peter Osgood (February 20, 1947 - March 1, 2006) played football in the Football League in the 1960s and 1970s. ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... William Herskovic (died March 3, 2006 at 91 of cancer) was a Holocaust escapee and survivor. ... March 5 is the 64th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (65th in leap years). ... Milan Babi&#263; (born February 26, 1956 in Kukar, Croatia) was from 1991 to 1995 the leader of the Republic of Serbian Krajina, a largely Serb-populated region which broke away from Croatia following its declaration of independence from Yugoslavia in 1991. ... March 6 is the 65th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (66th in Leap years). ... Kirby Puckett (March 14, 1960 [1] – March 6, 2006) was a center fielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career with the Minnesota Twins from 1984 to 1995. ... Dana Reeve Dana Reeve (March 17, 1961 – March 6, 2006) was an American actress, singer, and activist for disability causes. ... March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in leap years). ... Gordon Parks at Civil Rights March on Washington, 1963. ... Ali Farka Touré with electric guitar Ali Ibrahim Farka Touré (1939 - March 7, 2006) was a Malian singer and guitarist, and one of the African continents most internationally renowned musicians. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (70th in leap years). ... Tom Fox with some children Thomas William Fox (1951 – 2006) was an American Quaker peace activist, affiliated with Christian Peacemaker Teams in Iraq. ... John Dennis Profumo, CBE (January 30, 1915 – March 9, 2006), informally known as Jack Profumo, was a British politician and the central figure in the Profumo Affair of 1963, which caused severe damage to the Conservative government of Harold Macmillan and is held to have contributed to its defeat in... March 11 is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (71st in Leap year). ... Finlay Landon Drake (November 11, 1931 – March 11, 2006), nicknamed The Minute Man, was a Canadian professional ice hockey player and coach. ... March 13 is the 72nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (73rd in leap years). ... Maureen Stapleton. ... James Connolly Jimmy Johnstone (30 September 1944 – 13 March 2006), was a Scottish football legend. ... March 14 is the 73rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (74th in leap years) with 292 days remaining in the year. ... Lennart Meri Lennart Georg Meri (IPA: ˈlennÉ‘r̺t ˈgÌ¥eÉ”rgÌ¥ ˈmer̺i) (March 29, 1929 – March 14, 2006) was a writer, film director and politician who served as President of Estonia from 1992 to 2001. ... March 17 is the 76th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (77th in Leap years). ... Raymond J. Ray Meyer (born December 18, 1913 in Chicago, Illinois) is former college mens basketball coach. ... Oleg Cassini Oleg Cassini (April 11, 1913 – March 17, 2006) was an American fashion designer noted for being chosen by Jacqueline Kennedy to design her state wardrobe in the 1960s. ... March 19 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (79th in leap years). ... Mohammad Ali Mohammad Ali (Urdu: محمد علی ) (July 20, 1931 – March 19, 2006) was one of the greatest actors of Pakistan. ... March 23 is the 82nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (83rd in Leap years). ... Sarah Caldwell, (born 6 March 1924, died 23 March 2006), was a notable American opera conductor and opera company director. ... March 25 is the 84th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (85th in leap years). ... Richard Fleischer (born December 8, 1916) is an American film director. ... Buck Owens and the Buckaroos in a 1960s-era promotional postcard Alvis Edgar Buck Owens, Jr. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (86th in leap years). ... Paul Dana Paul Dana (April 15, 1975 – March 26, 2006) was an American race car driver in the Indy Racing League. ... March 27 is the 86th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (87th in leap years). ... Dan Curtis (born August 12, 1928) is a director and producer of television and film, probably best known for the afternoon TV series Dark Shadows, which originally aired from 1966 to 1971 and has aired in syndication for the last thirty years. ... Franklyn C. Lyn Nofziger (June 8, 1924 - March 27, 2006) was an American journalist, political consultant and author. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... March 28 is the 87th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (88th in leap years). ... Kevin Charles Pro Hart, MBE (May 30, 1928 - March 28, 2006), born in Broken Hill, New South Wales, was considered the father of the Australian Outback painting movement and his works are widely admired for capturing the true spirit of the outback. ... Caspar Weinberger in his official Department of Defence publicity photo circa 1983. ... March 29 is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (89th in leap years). ... Henry Farrell (born ca. ... Lobbyist Jack Abramoff was featured on the cover of TIME magazine, the week of January 9, 2006, after his guilty plea. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Ariel Sharon. ... The global spread of H5N1 in birds is considered a significant pandemic threat. ... The salt pit in Afghanistan Black site is a military term that has been used by United States intelligence agencies to refer to any classified facility that is officially denied by the US government. ... Patrick Fitzgerald, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois CIA leak grand jury investigation (rel. ... The government of Iraq from 2006 to 2010 will be formed from the Iraqi National Assembly that was elected in December 2005. ... Affected countries The 2006 Horn of Africa food crisis is an acute shortage of food affecting four Horn of Africa countries: Somalia, Kenya, Djibouti and Ethiopia. ... As of 2006, Iran is not known to possess weapons of mass destruction and has signed treaties repudiating possession of them, including the Biological Weapons Convention, the Chemical Weapons Convention, and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). ... The 2006 labor protests in France occurred throughout France during February, March, and April 2006 as a result of opposition to a measure set to deregulate labor. ... Wikinews has news related to: Ignatieff tops first ballot in Canadian Liberal convention Canadian Liberal vote heads to third ballot Dion leads Ignatieff heading into final ballot of Canadian Liberal vote Dion wins Canadian Liberal leadership on fourth ballot Wikinews has news related to: Liberal Party of Canada leadership, 2006... The 2005 Malawi food crisis is a severe food security crisis affecting more than five million people in Malawi, especially in the south, caused by the failure to harvest sufficient staple maize due to a drought. ... The Montenegrin independence referendum was a referendum on the independence of the Republic of Montenegro from Serbia and Montenegro that was held on May 21, 2006. ... The controversial cartoons of Muhammad, as they were first published in Jyllands-Posten in September 2005. ... The 2006 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 65 schools playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... North Indian cyclone seasons 1995-1999 2000-2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 The 2006 North Indian cyclone season has no bounds, but cyclones tend to form between April and December, with peaks in May and November. ... Wikinews has news related to: Hurricane season, 2006 The 2006 Pacific typhoon season has no official bounds; it runs year-round in 2006, but most tropical cyclones tend to form in the northwestern Pacific Ocean between May and November. ... The 2005-06 Southern Hemisphere tropical cyclone season ran year-round. ... Southern Leyte mudslide Southern Leyte mudslide Saint Bernard within Southern Leyte. ... The 78th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 2005, were held on March 5, 2006 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. ... The 2006 Commonwealth Games were held in Melbourne, Australia between March 15 and March 26. ... Baldgate (also known as botakgate and bald 11) is a Malaysian scandal that began on January 30, 2006, when Malaysian police detained eleven senior citizens for playing mahjong, a gambling game, and shaved their heads. ... This article is becoming very long. ... The 2005-06 Southern Hemisphere tropical cyclone season ran year-round. ... The Lords Resistance Army (LRA)[1], formed in 1987, is a rebel paramilitary group operating mainly in northern Uganda. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For other uses, see Al-aqsa (disambiguation). ... Combatants factions of the SLA Justice & Equality Mvmnt Janjaweed Government of Sudan Minnawi-faction of the SLA Commanders SLA: ? JEM: ? Janjaweed: ? Sudan: Omar al-Bashir SLA: Minni Minnawi Casualties 300,000 civilians killed The Darfur conflict is an ongoing armed conflict in the Darfur region of western Sudan, mainly between... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... The Ituri conflict is basically a conflict between the agriculturalist Lendu and pastoralist Hema ethnic groups in the Ituri region of northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). ... Armed insurgents French troops try to separate the belligerents. ... now. ... now. ... Flag of Pattani Raya, a symbol of Pattani separatism The South Thailand insurgency is a separatist campaign centered in the Pattani region, three southern provinces of Thailand, with violence increasingly spilling over into neighbouring provinces and threatening to extend up to the national capital in Bangkok. ... This electoral calendar 2006 lists the national/federal direct elections held in 2006 in the de jure and de facto sovereign states and their dependent territories. ... March 28 is the 87th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (88th in leap years). ... The Elections for the 17th Knesset were held in Israel on 28 March 2006, following an agreement between the Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, and the new Leader of the Israel Labour Party, Amir Peretz. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (86th in leap years). ... Distribution of votes through 225 electoral districts: leading party or bloc Distribution of votes through 225 electoral districts: 2nd best result The Ukrainian parliamentary election took place on March 26, 2006. ... March 19 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (79th in leap years). ... The elections for the position of president of Belarus took place on March 19, 2006. ... A presidential election was held in the West African state of Benin on March 5, 2006 to elect a successor to long-time president Mathieu Kérékou, who was barred from running again by a two term limit and an age limit of 70 years for candidates. ... March 18 is the 77th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (78th in leap years). ... Emblems: Hairy Nosed Wombat (faunal); Leafy Seadragon (marine); Piping Shrike (bird: unofficial); Sturts Desert Pea (floral); Opal (gemstone) Motto: United for the Common Wealth Slogan or Nickname: Festival State Other Australian states and territories Capital Adelaide Government Const. ... Legislative elections for the Parliament of South Australia were held in South Australia on March 18, 2006. ... Emblems: Flora - Tasmanian Blue Gum; Mineral - Crocoite Motto: Ubertas et Fidelitas (Fertility and Faithfulness) Slogan or Nickname: The Apple Isle; Holiday Isle Other Australian states and territories Capital Hobart Government Const. ... Legislative elections for the House of Assembly were held in the Australian state of Tasmania on 18 March 2006. ... March 12 is the 71st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (72nd in leap years). ... On March 12, 2006 Colombians went to the polls to elect Senate and Chamber of Representatives. ... March 12 is the 71st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (72nd in leap years). ... A legislative election was held in El Salvador on 12 March 2006. ... March 11 is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (71st in Leap year). ... The local council elections in Malta will be held on 11th March 2006. ... March 6 is the 65th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (66th in Leap years). ... Posters of political parties of the 2006 municipal elections in Delft The Dutch municipal elections of 2006 were held on March 7, 2006. ... March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... The 2006 South African municipal elections were held on March 1, 2006, to elect members to the local governing councils in the municipalities of South Africa. ... Alberto Kenya Fujimori, (born in Peru[1] on July 28, 1938), also known as Kenya Fujimori (藤森 謙也 Fujimori Kenya), was President of Peru from July 28, 1990 to November 17, 2000. ... Augusto Pinochet Ugarte[1] (born November 25, 1915) was head of the military junta that ruled Chile from 1973 to 1990, and which came to power in a coup which deposed the marxist President Salvador Allende. ... The Coalition for Unity and Democracy (commonly referred to as CUD, or occasionally as CDU) is a coalition of four existing political parties of Ethiopia which combined to compete for seats in the Ethiopian General Elections held on May 15, 2005. ... Ethiopia held general elections on May 15, 2005, for seats in both its national and in four regional government councils. ... The Iraq Special Tribunal is a body established under Iraqi national law to try Iraqi nationals or residents accused of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes or other serious crimes committed between 1968 and 2003. ... Saddam Hussein during his first appearance before the Iraqi Special Tribunal The trials of Saddam Hussein, the former President of Iraq, are being held under the Iraqi Special Tribunal. ... The International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991, more commonly referred to as the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), is a body of the United Nations (UN) established to... Kulayev following raid A native of Engenoi, Chechnya, Nur-Pashi Kulayev is thought to be the sole survivor of the 32 hostage-takers in the 2004 Beslan school hostage crisis, although Shamil Basayev denies the claim, stating that one other escaped[1] 24, and an unemployed carpenter at the time... Jacob Zuma Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma (born Inkandla, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 12 April 1942) is a former Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa and current deputy president of the governing political party, the African National Congress (ANC). ... Leo OConnor and David Keogh have been charged with breaking the Official Secrets Act in the United Kingdom. ... Brian Nichols Brian Gene Nichols (born December 10, 1971 in Baltimore, Maryland) is accused of shooting and killing Judge Rowland W. Barnes, court reporter Julie Brandau, and deputy sheriff Sgt. ... Kenneth Lee Ken Lay (April 15, 1942 – July 5, 2006), was an American businessman, best known for his role in the widely-reported corruption scandal that led to the downfall of Enron Corporation. ... Jeffrey Keith Jeff Skilling (born November 25, 1953) is the former CEO of Enron Corporation, who was convicted of federal felony charges relating to Enrons financial collapse. ... Thomas Dale Tom DeLay (born April 8, 1947) is a former member of the United States House of Representatives from Sugar Land, Texas. ... Zacarias Moussaoui (Arabic: زكريا موسوي) (born May 30, 1968) is a French citizen of Moroccan descent, and was convicted of conspiring to kill Americans as part of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. ...

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1 March 2006 (Wednesday)

March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Laisenia Qarase (born February 4, 1941) is the Prime Minister of Fiji. ... The Constitution of Fiji requires general elections for the House of Representatives to be held at least once every five years. ... German industrial company ThyssenKrupp AG, with about 200,000 employees, mainly operates in the steel industry, but also in the automotive, industrial construction, and shipbuilding areas, as well as manufacturing lifts and providing other technologies and services. ... jdasl5555555555555555555555555555555555555555e programs. ... For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... Lowest pressure 902 mbar (hPa; 26. ...

2 March 2006 (Thursday)

March 2 is the 61st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (62nd in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the House of Representatives. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 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. ... This 14th-century statue from south India depicts the gods Shiva (on the left) and Uma (on the right). ... Riddarfjärden, literally the Knight Fjord, is a bay of lake Mälaren in central Stockholm. ...   (IPA: ; UN/LOCODE: SE STO) is the capital of Sweden, and consequently the site of its Government and Parliament as well as the residence of the Swedish head of state, King Carl XVI Gustaf. ... Alaksandar Kazulin (Belarusian: ), born 25 November 1955, is the leader of the Belarusian Social Democratic Party and one of the candidates running for the office of President of Belarus on March 19, 2006. ... The Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Assembly) (BieÅ‚aruskaja Sacyjal-Demakratyčnaja Partyja (Hramada)) is a political party in Belarus, that opposes the regime of president Alexander Lukashenko. ... History of Belarusian states can be traced far to Duchy of Pólacak. ... Location Location of Minsk, shown within the Minsk Voblast Government Belarus District City Belarus Minsk Voblast Minsk City City 980 (Polatsk) Mayor Mikhail Pavlov Geographical characteristics Area  - City 256 km² Population  - City (2006) 1,780,000 Coordinates Elevation 280. ... Aleksandr Grigoryevich Lukashenko or Alyaksandar Ryhoravich Lukashenka (Belarusian: , Russian: ) (born August 30, 1954 at Kopys, Vitebsk voblast) has been the President of Belarus since 1994. ... The elections for the position of president of Belarus took place on March 19, 2006. ... Shahrud is a city in the Semnan Province of Iran, situated about 258 mi. ... Marion Gordon Pat Robertson (born March 22, 1930) is a televangelist from the United States. ... The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Association represents 1700 plus Christian religious broadcasters. ... The DP World controversy began in February 2006 and rose to prominence as a national security debate in the United States. ... Sir Walter Menzies Campbell, CBE, QC (born 22 May 1941, Glasgow), also known as Ming Campbell, is a British politician. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party in the United Kingdom. ... Headquarters Frankfurt, Germany Established 1 January 1998 President Jean-Claude Trichet Central Bank of Austria, Belgium, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain Currency Euro -ISO 4217 Code EUR Reserves >€4 billion Base borrowing rate 4. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... The Eurozone (also called Euro Area, Eurosystem or Euroland) is the subset of European Union member states which have adopted the euro, creating a currency union. ... The Standard is a leading newspaper in Kenya, and Kenyas oldest newspaper. ... Kenya Television Network is a leading TV station in Kenya with its headquartes in I & M Towers in downtown Nairobi (Capital City of Kenya). ... List of the Heads of State of Kenya See also Kenya Heads of Government of Kenya Colonial Heads of Kenya lists of incumbents Categories: Kenya | Lists of office-holders ... Mwai Kibaki (born November 15, 1931) is Kenyas third president, an economist, and a political leader. ... Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka (born November 1953) in a remote part of Mwingi District in Kenyas Eastern Province and is a Kenyan politician and was the foreign minister of Kenya from 1993 until 1998 and from 2003 until June 30, 2004, when he was replaced in a cabinet reshuffle. ... The salt pit in Afghanistan Black site is a military term that has been used by United States intelligence agencies to refer to any classified facility that is officially denied by the US government. ... Le Figaro is one of the leading French morning daily newspapers. ... In most common law jurisdictions, the 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. ... Bobigny is a town and commune of France, in the suburbs is of Paris, chief town of the arrondissement of the Seine-Saint-Denis. ... The CIA Seal The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an American intelligence agency, responsible for obtaining and analyzing information about foreign governments, corporations, and individuals, and reporting such information to the various branches of the U.S. Government. ... Le Bourget airport (Aéroport du Bourget) is an airport, located in Le Bourget, close to Paris, France, nowadays only used for general aviation (business jets) as well as air shows. ... NGO is an abbreviation or code for: Non-governmental organization Nagoya Airport (IATA code) This is a disambiguation page &#8212; a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The International Federation of Human Rights Leagues, founded in 1922, is composed of 144 NGOs, among whom the French Ligue des droits de lhomme (LDH) and the Palestinian Society for the Protection of Human Rights. ... The Ligue des droits de lhomme (Human Rights League) is a French NGO founded on June 4, 1898, by the republican Ludovic Trarieux to defend captain Alfred Dreyfus, a Jew wrongly accused of treason - this would be known as the Dreyfus Affair. ... The presidential seal was 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. ... Delhi   (Hindi: , Urdu: ‎, Punjabi: ) is a metropolis in northern India. ... The presidential seal was 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. ... The rule of Napoleon Bonaparte after his coup detat in France had conducted the manners of French governmant under dictatorship and in a consulate. ... Karachi (Urdu: كراچى, Sindhi: ڪراچي) is the capital of the province of Sindh, and the most populated city in Pakistan, sometimes known as the City of Quaid (شہرِ قائد), after Muhammad Ali Jinnah the founder of Pakistan. ... A prison riot is a riot that occurs in a prison, usually when those incarcerated rebel openly against prison guards. ... Pul-e-Charkhi prison is a large pentagon-shaped prison in Afghanistan near Kabul. ... Milan (Italian: Milano; Milanese: Milán (listen)) is the main city of northern Italy, located in the plains of Lombardy. ...   (born September 29, 1936) is an Italian politician, entrepreneur, and media proprietor. ... David Mackenzie Mills is a British corporate lawyer who specialises in international work for Italian companies, and who has been accused in Italy of corruption. ... Rt. ... Bribery is a crime implying a sum or gift given alters the behaviour of the person in ways not consistent with the duties of that person. ... The President of Iran holds a very important office in Irans political establishment. ... Seyyed Mohammad Khatami (Persian : سید محمد خاتمی), born September 29, 1943 in Ardakan city of Yazd province, is an Iranian intellectual, philosopher and political figure. ... Concentration camp inmates during the Holocaust The Holocaust was Nazi Germanys systematic genocide (ethnic cleansing) of various ethnic, religious, national, and secular groups during World War II. Early elements include the Kristallnacht pogrom and the T-4 Euthanasia Program established by Hitler that killed some 200,000 people. ... 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3 March 2006 (Friday)

March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (TSX: RIM, NASDAQ: RIMM) is a Canadian wireless device company. ... The City of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada is the smallest of the three cities in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, and is adjacent to the larger city of Kitchener. ... NTP, Inc. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 3. ... A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a state to a patentee (the inventor or assignee) for a fixed period of time in exchange for the regulated, public disclosure of certain details of a device, method, process or composition of matter (substance) (known as an invention) which... The BlackBerry is a wireless handheld device introduced in 1999 which supports push e-mail, mobile telephone, text messaging, internet faxing, web browsing and other wireless information services. ... The African National Congress (ANC) is a social-democratic political party, and has been South Africas governing party supported by a tripartite alliance between itself, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) since the establishment of majority rule in May 1994. ... The 2006 South African municipal elections were held on March 1, 2006, to elect members to the local governing councils in the municipalities of South Africa. ... Political parties in South Africa lists political parties in South Africa. ... The area governed by the City of Cape Town, shown within the Western Cape. ... The Russia-Hamas talks of 2006 began on March 3, 2006, when Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal to discuss the future of Hamas as the political leadership of Palestine. ... A minister for foreign affairs, or foreign minister, is a cabinet minister who helps form the governmental foreign policy of a sovereign nation. ... Sergey Lavrov. ... Khaled Mashal, also known as Khaled Mashaal (Arabic: خالد مشعل) (b. ... Hamas (Arabic: ‎; acronym: Arabic: ‎, or Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiyya or Islamic Resistance Movement; the Arabic acronym means zeal) is a Palestinian Sunni Islamist organization that currently (since January 2006) forms the majority party of the Palestinian National Authority. ... Politics is the process by which individuals or relatively small groups attempt to exert influence over the actions of an organization. ... A trade pact is a wide ranging tax, tariff and trade pact that usually also includes investment guarantees. ... A firecracker (also known as a cracker, noisemaker, or banger) is a small explosive device primarily designed to produce a large amount of noise, especially in the form of a loud bang; any visual effect is incidental to this goal. ... The Church of the Annunciation is a church in Nazareth that was established in the place in which, according to the Christian tradition, was the house of Mary, the mother of Jesus and in which the angel Gabriel told Mary the Annunciation. ... Nazareth (Arabic الناصرة an-Nāṣirah; Hebrew נָצְרַת, Standard Hebrew Naẓərat, Tiberian Hebrew Nāṣəraṯ) is an ancient town in the North District in Israel. ... Israeli Police logo The Israeli police (משטרת ישראל) is a civilian force in the State of Israel. ... Detainees upon arrival at Camp X-Ray, January 2002 Guantánamo Bay detainment camp serves as a joint military prison and interrogation center under the leadership of Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO), has occupied a portion of the United States Navys base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba since 2002. ... Judge Jed S. Rakoff Jed S. Rakoff (born 1943) is a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. ... 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. ... Randy Duke Cunningham speaking January 2005 Randall Harold Cunningham (born December 8, 1941), usually known as Randy or Duck, was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Californias 50th Congressional District. ... This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The Labour Party has been, since its founding in the early 20th century, the principal political party of the left in the United Kingdom. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... James Gordon Brown (born 20 February 1951) is the Chancellor of the Exchequer of the United Kingdom and a Labour Party politician. ... Rt. ... David Mackenzie Mills is a British corporate lawyer who specialises in international work for Italian companies, and who has been accused in Italy of corruption. ...   (born September 29, 1936) is an Italian politician, entrepreneur, and media proprietor. ... The 2006 National Plenary Session of the Chinese Peoples Political Consultative Conference, or more formally, the All-China Fourth Plenary Session of the Tenth CPPCC (全国政协十届四次会议) is currently being held in Beijing, in conjunction with the 2006 NPC Session. ... Beijing [English Pronunciation] (Chinese: 北京 [Chinese Pronunciation]; Pinyin: BÄ›ijÄ«ng; IPA: ), a city in northern China, is the capital of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ... This is an article about the singer who performs as Gary Glitter. ... Vung Tau is a city in Vietnam. ... Coat of Arms of Pope John Paul II. The Letter M is for Mary, the mother of Jesus, to whom he held strong devotion Pope John Paul II (Latin: ), (Italian: Giovanni Paolo II), born   (May 18, 1920 – April 2, 2005) reigned as Pope of the Roman Catholic Church from October... Motto: For the right to live on this land[citation needed] Anthem: Anthem of Transnistria Capital (and largest city) Tiraspol Russian, Ukrainian, Moldovan Government Semi-presidential  - President Igor Smirnov Independence from Moldova   - Declared September 2, 1990   - Recognition unrecognized  Area  - Total 4,163 km² 1,607 sq mi   - Water (%) 2. ... The Ukraine-Transnistria border customs conflict started on March 3, 2006, when Ukraine imposed new customs regulations on its border with Transnistria: Ukraine declared it will import goods from Transnistria with documents processed by Moldovan customs offices only, as part of the implementation of the joint customs protocol between Ukraine...

4 March 2006 (Saturday)

March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Papeete Waterfront Papeete is the capital of French Polynesia, and is located on the island of Tahiti, which is part of the Society Islands, in French Polynesia. ... Map of French Polynesia Map of Tahiti and Moorea Tahiti is the largest island of French Polynesia, located in the archipelago of Society Islands in the southern Pacific Ocean at . ... Anti war protest in Melbourne, Australia, 2003 Anti_war is a name that is widely adopted by any social movement or person that seeks to end or oppose a future or current war. ... A prime minister is the most senior minister of a cabinet in the executive branch of government in a parliamentary system. ... Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born 6 May 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the UK Labour Party, and Member of the UK Parliament for the constituency of Sedgefield in North East England. ... War is an excellent way of political leaders to let off some steam. ... This article discusses the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... Rt. ... David Mackenzie Mills is a British corporate lawyer who specialises in international work for Italian companies, and who has been accused in Italy of corruption. ...   (born September 29, 1936) is an Italian politician, entrepreneur, and media proprietor. ... Orders Carcharhiniformes Heterodontiformes Hexanchiformes Lamniformes Orectolobiformes Pristiophoriformes Squaliformes Squatiniformes Sharks (superorder Selachimorpha) are fish with a full cartilaginous skeleton[1] and a streamlined body. ... Binomial name Mustelus hacat Pérez Jiménez et al. ... The Gulf of California (highlighted) The Gulf of California (also known as the Sea of Cortez or Sea of Cortés; locally known in the Spanish language as Mar de Cortés or, much less frequently, Golfo de California) is a body of water that separates the Baja California Peninsula... Species 20 species: see text. ... For other meanings of pacific, see pacific (disambiguation). ... Deep Space Network (DSN) is an international network of radio antennas that supports interplanetary spacecraft missions, and radio and radar astronomy observations for the exploration of the solar system and the universe. ... Pioneer 10 in the final stage of construction Pioneer 10 was the first spacecraft to travel through the asteroid belt, and was the first spacecraft to make direct observations of Jupiter. ...

5 March 2006 (Sunday)

March 5 is the 64th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (65th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 78th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 2005, were held on March 5, 2006 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. ... Crash is an Academy Award-winning drama film directed by Paul Haggis. ... // The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Academy Awards, awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which are voted on by others within the industry. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Brokeback Mountain is an acclaimed and controversial Academy Award-winning 2005 film that depicts a complex emotional, sexual, and romantic relationship between two men in the American West from 1963 to 1983. ... The Academy Award for Directing is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry. ... Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon[1] (born March 22, 1976), known simply as Reese Witherspoon, is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Walk the Line is an acclaimed Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning film chronicling the life of Johnny Cash, American country singer, focusing on his younger life, his romance with June Carter and his ascent to the country music scene, with material taken from his autobiographies. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Philip Seymour Hoffman (born July 23, 1967) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. ... Capote is an Academy Award-winning 2005 biographical film about Truman Capote (played by Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal) on a writing assignment for The New Yorker. ... The Academy Award for Best Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The 2006 Chinese National Peoples Congress, or more formally, the 4th Plenary Session of the 10th National Peoples Congress, is currently being held in Beijing, China, in conjunction with the 2006 CPPCC. Many things are listed on the agenda for the week-long session of Chinas parliament. ... Beijing [English Pronunciation] (Chinese: 北京 [Chinese Pronunciation]; Pinyin: BÄ›ijÄ«ng; IPA: ), a city in northern China, is the capital of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ... Wen Jiabao (Simplified Chinese: 温家宝; Traditional Chinese: 溫家寶; Pinyin: WÄ“n JiābÇŽo; Wade-Giles: Wen Chia-pao) (born September 1942) is the Premier of the State Council of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Presidential elections were held in the West African state of Benin on March 5, 2006 to elect a successor to long-time president Mathieu Kérékou, who was barred from running again by a two term limit and an age limit of 70 years for candidates. ... Time in Office October 26, 1972–4 April 1991 4 April 1996–6 April 2006 Predecessor Justin Ahomadegbé (first time) Nicéphore Soglo (second time) Successor Nicéphore Soglo (first time) Yayi Boni (second time) Date of Birth 2 September 1933 Place of Birth Kouarfa, Dahomey (now Benin) (Ahmed) Mathieu... This page contains a list of presidents of Benin. ... Runoff voting is a voting system used in single-seat elections. ... The Bangkok Skytrain at sunset on Thanon Narathiwat Ratcha Nakharin with Empire Tower at the back. ... The following is a list of Prime Ministers of Thailand: Phraya Manopakorn Nititada, (1932-1933) General Phraya Phahol Pholphayuhasena, (1933-1938) Field Marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram, (1938-1944) Major Khuang Abhaiwongse, (1944-1945) Tawee Boonyaket, (1945) Seni Pramoj, (1945) Major Khuang Abhaiwongse, (1946) Luang Praditmanutham, (1946) Rear Admiral Thawal Thamrong Navaswadhi... Wikinews has news related to: Thai PM Shinawatra ousted by coup   (Thai: , IPA: ; born July 26, 1949 in Chiang Mai, Thailand with family roots in Meizhou, Guangdong, China), Thai businessman and politician, is the deposed Prime Minister of Thailand and the former leader of the populist Thai Rak Thai party. ...

6 March 2006 (Monday)

March 6 is the 65th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (66th in Leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the British House of Lords. ... At Disney World, biometric measurements are taken of the fingers of multi-day pass users to ensure that the pass is used by the same person from day to day. ... German identity document sample An identity document is a piece of documentation designed to prove the identity of the person carrying it. ... The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The Palace of Westminster, also known as the Houses of Parliament. ... Map of the Gaza Strip from The World Factbook. ... The emblem of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad shows a map of the land they claim as Palestine (roughly, present-day Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip) superimposed on the images of the Dome of the Rock, two fists and two rifles. ... The Israeli Air Force (IAF) (Hebrew: &#1495;&#1497;&#1500; &#1492;&#1488;&#1493;&#1493;&#1497;&#1512; Heyl haAvir) is the Air branch of the Israel Defense Force. ... Milan Babić in Hague courtroom Milan Babić (February 26, 1956 – March 5, 2006) was from 1991 to 1995 the leader of the Republic of Serbian Krajina, a largely Serb-populated region that broke away from Croatia. ... The borders of the RSK c. ... Suicide (from Latin sui caedere, to kill oneself) is the act of willfully ending ones own life. ... In the context of war, a war crime is a punishable offense under International Law, for violations of the laws of war by any person or persons, military or civilian. ... Marion Michael Mike Rounds (born October 24, 1954) is an American politician. ... Governors of South Dakota Arthur C. Mellette Republican 1889-1893 Charles H. Sheldon Republican 1893-1897 Andrew E. Lee Populist 1897-1901 Charles N. Herreid Republican 1901-1905 Samuel H. Elrod Republican 1905-1907 Coe I. Crawford Republican 1907-1909 Robert S. Vessey Republican 1909-1913 Frank M. Byrne Republican... United States is the current Good Article Collaboration of the week! Please help to improve this article to the highest of standards. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states which have membership of the federation known as the United States of America (USA or U.S.). The separate state governments and the U.S. federal government share sovereignty. ... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th  - Total 77,163 sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Throughout history, induced abortions have been a source of considerable debate and controversy. ... The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C., (large image) The Supreme Court of the United States, located in Washington, D.C., is the highest court (see supreme court) in the United States; that is, it has ultimate judicial authority within the United States... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Holding Texas laws criminalizing abortion violated womens Fourteenth Amendment right to choose whether to continue a pregnancy. ... Zacarias Moussaoui (Arabic: زكريا موسوي) (born May 30, 1968) is a French citizen of Moroccan descent, and was convicted of conspiring to kill Americans as part of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. ... The date that commonly refers to the attacks on United States citizens on September 11, 2001 (see the September 11, 2001 Attacks). ... Influenza A virus subtype H5N1, also known as A(H5N1) or H5N1, is a subtype of the Influenza A virus that is capable of causing illness in many animal species, including humans. ... Avian influenza (also known as bird flu) is a type of influenza virulent in birds. ... Genera and species Cygnus Bechstein 1803 C. cygnus C. buccinator C. columbianus C. (c. ... Jacob Zuma Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma (born Inkandla, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 12 April 1942) is a former Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa and current deputy president of the governing political party, the African National Congress (ANC). ... In criminal law, an acquittal is the legal result of a verdict of not guilty, or some similar end of the proceeding that terminates it with prejudice without a verdict of guilty being entered against the accused. ...

7 March 2006 (Tuesday)

March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Belgian political party of the same name, see Partij van de Arbeid (Belgium). ... The Dutch municipal elections of 2006 were held on March 7, 2006. ... Location of Varanasi in India Map of blast locations The 7 March 2006 Varanasi bombings were a series of bombings that occured across the Hindu holy city of Varanasi in India on 7 March 2006. ... VārāṇasÄ«   (HindÄ«: वाराणसी, UrdÅ«: وارانسی, IPA: ), also known as Benares, Banaras, or Benaras (HindÄ«: बनारस, UrdÅ«: بنارس, ; IPA: ), or Kashi or Kasi (काशी کاشی ), is a famous Hindu holy city situated on the banks of the river Ganges (Ganga) in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. ... Kizza Besigye with his wife, former MP Winnie Byanyima. ... The Uganda general election 2006 is scheduled to take place in March. ... Shaul Mofaz during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld on November 10, 2003. ... Hamas (Arabic: ‎; acronym: Arabic: ‎, or Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiyya or Islamic Resistance Movement; the Arabic acronym means zeal) is a Palestinian Sunni Islamist organization that currently (since January 2006) forms the majority party of the Palestinian National Authority. ... Anthem: Biladi Capital None. ... Ismail Haniya Ismail Haniya (born 1962) (Arabic: إسماعيل هنية) is a senior political leader of Hamas, a group that has claimed responsibility for numerous suicide bombings targeting civilians, and has been nominated to become the next Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority. ... Assassin and Targeted killing redirect here. ... The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... Aníbal Ibarra Aníbal Ibarra (born 1958-03-01) is an Argentine lawyer and politician from Lomas de Zamora, a district located in the southern region of Gran Buenos Aires. ... Coordinates: Found 1536, 1580 Mayor Jorge Telerman Area    - City 203 km²  (78. ...

8 March 2006 (Wednesday)

March 8 is the 67th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (68th in Leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Exhibition may refer to: Exhibition (scholarship), a small grant Worlds Fair Exhibition game, a friendly match Art exhibition Exhibition (equestrian), a sport involving horse and riders Science fair State fair Funfair Trade fair Xzibit See also Look up exhibition in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Information Technology (IT)[1] is a broad subject concerned with the use of technology in managing and processing information, especially in large organizations. ... A crowded exhibition hall during CeBIT 2000. ... Hanover (German: Hannover []), on the river Leine, is the capital of the federal state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... In economics, a monetary union is a situation where several countries have agreed to share a single currency among them, for example, the East Caribbean Dollar. ... 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 Committee on Appropriations, or Appropriations Committee (often referred to as simply Appropriations, as in Hes on Appropriations) is a committee of the United States House of Representatives. ... The Bush administration includes President George W. Bush, Vice President Richard Cheney, Bushs Cabinet, and other select officials and advisors. ... DP World is a company owned by the government of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. ... The Government of Chad has been controlled by Idriss Déby and his Patriotic Salvation Movement since December 2, 1990, and officially since February 28, 1991. ... The United Front for Democratic Change (officially abbreviated as F.U.C.) is the largest Chadian rebel alliance, made up of eight individual rebel groups, all with the goals of overthrowing the government of current Chadian President Idriss Deby and after a two-year period, holding free and internationally monitored... The Tripoli Agreement or the Libya Accord or the Tripoli Declaration, was signed on February 8, 2006, by Chadian President Idriss Déby, Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, and Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi, effectively ending the Chadian-Sudanese conflict that has devastated border towns in eastern Chad and... The Alliance of Revolutionary Forces of West Sudan was formed on January 20, 2006, when the Justice and Equality Movement and the Sudan Liberation Movement merged to form a single rebel alliance in the Sudanese region of Darfur. ... The Channel Islands are a group of islands off the coast of Normandy, France, in the English Channel. ... Flag of Sark Sark (in French, Sercq, in Sercquiais Sèr) is a small island of the Channel Islands, part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey. ... Roland pledges his fealty to Charlemagne; from a manuscript of a chanson de geste. ... The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is the organ of the United Nations charged with maintaining peace and security among nations. ... A cut of beef. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) commonly known as mad cow disease, is a fatal, neurodegenerative disease of cattle, which infects by a mechanism that surprised biologists on its discovery in the late 20th century. ... El Alto International Airport (IATA: LPB) is an international airport located in El Alto, near the city of La Paz, Bolivia; it serves national and international air traffic. ... Central La Paz La Paz is the administrative capital of Bolivia, as well as the departmental capital of La Paz Department. ... Lear Jet was a company which produced business jets for civilian and military use. ... Swiss Air Force Learjet 35A The Lear Jet Model 35A is a multi-role business jet and military transport (designated as C-21). ...

9 March 2006 (Thursday)

March 9 is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (69th in Leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cassini-Huygens is a joint NASA/ESA/ASI unmanned space mission intended to study Saturn and its moons. ... Clepsydra Geyser in Yellowstone A geyser is a type of hot spring that erupts periodically, ejecting a column of hot water and steam into the air. ... Water is a tasteless, odourless substance that is essential to all known forms of life and is known as the universal solvent. ... Adjective Saturnian Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 140 kPa Hydrogen >93% Helium >5% Methane 0. ... [5] Atmospheric characteristics Pressure trace, significant spatial variability [6], [7] Water vapour 91% [8] Carbon dioxide 3. ... Earth (IPA: , often referred to as the Earth, Terra, the World or Planet Earth) is the third planet in the solar system in terms of distance from the Sun, and the fifth largest. ... The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, and social equity. ... Kofi Annan, current Secretary-General of the United Nations The Secretary General of the United Nations is the head of the Secretariat, one of the principal organs of the United Nations. ... Kofi Atta Annan (born April 8, 1938) is a Ghanaian diplomat and the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations. ... The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) was launched on March 9, 2006, by Secretary-General Kofi Annan to help those regions threatened with starvation, particularly the Horn of Africa, the Central African Republic, Ivory Coast and Chad. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa. ... A female child during the Nigerian-Biafran war of the late 1960s, shown suffering the effects of severe hunger and malnutrition. ... The Sablé-sur-Sarthe hostage crisis began at 2:30 PM on March 9, 2006. ... Satar Jabar standing on a box with wires connected to his body Prisoners Ordered to Form Human Pyramid Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse images Beginning in 2003, numerous accounts of abuse and torture of prisoners held in the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq (also known... Map of Iraq highlighting Abu Ghraib Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse images The Abu Ghraib prison (Arabic: سجن أبو غريب; also Abu Ghurayb) is in Abu Ghraib, an Iraqi city 32 km (20 mi) west of Baghdad. ... United States is the current Good Article Collaboration of the week! Please help to improve this article to the highest of standards. ...

10 March 2006 (Friday)

March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (70th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... NASAs Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) is a multipurpose spacecraft designed to conduct reconnaissance and exploration of Mars from orbit. ... Note: This article contains special characters. ... The Lancet is one of the oldest and most respected peer-reviewed medical journals in the world, published weekly by Elsevier, part of Reed Elsevier. ... Force-feeding is the practice of feeding someone against his or her will. ... Map of Cuba with location of Guantánamo Bay indicated. ... The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations, acting as a coordinating authority on international public health, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. ... A geographical map of Africa, showing the ecological break that defines the sub-Saharan area A political map showing national divisions in relation to the ecological break Sub-Saharan Africa is the term used to describe those countries of the African continent that are not considered part of North Africa. ... Vaccination is the process of administering weakened or dead pathogens to a healthy person or animal, with the intent of conferring immunity against a targeted form of a related disease agent. ... John Dennis Profumo, CBE (January 30, 1915 – March 9, 2006), informally known as Jack Profumo, was a British politician and the central figure in the Profumo Affair of 1963, which caused severe damage to the Conservative government of Harold Macmillan and is held to have contributed to its defeat in... The Profumo Affair was a political scandal of 1963 in the United Kingdom. ... This is a list of Prime Ministers of Italy. ...   (born September 29, 1936) is an Italian politician, entrepreneur, and media proprietor. ... David Mills may refer to: David L. Mills, an American professor and software engineer David Mills (Canadian politician), a Canadian politician, author, poet and jurist David Mills (cricketer), a New Zealand cricketer David Mills, a fictional police officer in the movie Se7en This is a disambiguation page—a list of... In the common law legal system, an indictment is a formal charge of having committed a serious criminal offence. ... The 2006 Pakistan landmine blast occurred on March 10, 2006, in the Pakistani city of Dera Bugti in Balochistan province. ... Dera Bugti is small village type of city, and mostly bugti tribe people live their, and Akbar khan Bugti was the rular of that area, nobody can happened without his permission, he captured the lands of the Bugti people, and there wasnt any Government employ can do without his permission. ... U.S. Army soldier removes fuse from a Russian-made mine to clear a minefield outside of Fallujah, Iraq. ... The province of Balochistan (or Baluchistan) (Urdu: بلوچستان) in Pakistan is the largest in the country by geographical area. ... FAA diagram of LaGuardia Airport (LGA) LaGuardia Airport (IATA: LGA, ICAO: KLGA) is an airport serving New York City, United States, located on the waterfront of Flushing in the borough of Queens. ... Nickname: Big Apple; City that never Sleeps; Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton Gale Ann Norton (born March 11, 1954) served as the 48th United States Secretary of the Interior, serving under President George W. Bush. ... The United States Secretary of the Interior is the head of the United States Department of the Interior, concerned with such matters as national parks and The Secretary is a member of the Presidents Cabinet. ...

11 March 2006 (Saturday)

March 11 is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (71st in Leap year). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Official language Serbian written in Cyrillic alphabet1 Capital Belgrade2 President3 Svetozar Marovi&#263; Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 105th 102,350 km² 0. ... Slobodan MiloÅ¡ević Slobodan MiloÅ¡ević   (IPA Serbian Cyrillic: Слободан Милошевић) (20 August 1941 – 11 March 2006) was President of Serbia and of Yugoslavia. ... Arms of The Hague Flag of The city of The Hague. ... Verónica Michelle Bachelet Jeria (born September 29, 1951) is the current President of Chile, the first woman to hold this position in the countrys history. ... Flag of the President of Chile The President of Chile is both the chief of state and the head of government. ... Youre Beautiful is an adult contemporary song by British singer James Blunt for his debut album Back to Bedlam (2004). ... James Blunt (born James Blount 22 February 1974) is an English singer/songwriter whose debut album, Back to Bedlam, and single releases — especially the number one hit Youre Beautiful — brought him to fame in 2005. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John, CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is an English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Candle in the Wind 1997 is a specially released single from Elton John released as a tribute to the late Diana, Princess of Wales. ...

12 March 2006 (Sunday)

March 12 is the 71st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (72nd in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Islam, the religion of almost all of the Algerian people, pervades most aspects of life. ... One of the founding leaders of Algerias militant Islamist group Armed Islamic Group (GIA). ... The Armed Islamic Group (GIA, from French Groupe Islamique Armé; Arabic al-Jamaah al-Islamiyah al-Musallah) is a militant Islamist group with the declared aim of overthrowing the Algerian government and replacing it with an Islamic state. ... New 8-star Flag of Venezuela Flag ratio: 2:3 New 8-star Flag of Venezuela Flag ratio: 2:3, civil/merchant variant Old 7-star Flag of Venezuela. ... The current Coat of Arms of Venezuela was primarly approved by the Congress on April 18, 1836, undergoing small modifications through history, reaching the version described below. ... Slobodan MiloÅ¡ević Slobodan MiloÅ¡ević   (IPA Serbian Cyrillic: Слободан Милошевић) (20 August 1941 – 11 March 2006) was President of Serbia and of Yugoslavia. ... Overhead view of Sadr City Sadr City (formerly known as Saddam City and AThawra before that and since its establishment in 1959 by the then The Brigadier A. K. Quassim) is a vast low-income neighbourhood in northeastern Baghdad, home to some two million Shia Muslims. ... Baghdad ( translit: ) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate. ... The Malta Labour Party (MLP, Maltese: Partit Laburista) is a Maltese political party. ... The local council elections in Malta will be held on 11th March 2006. ... Russell Dana Russ Feingold (born March 2, 1953) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... Censure is a process by which a formal reprimand is issued to an individual by an authoritative body. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Schering AG (FWB:SCH, NYSE: SHR) is a research-centered pharmaceutical company founded in 1851. ... Berlin is the capital city and one of the sixteen states of the Federal Republic of Germany. ... Main Station Frankfurt Frankfurt International Airport For other uses, see Frankfurt (disambiguation). ... Merck & Co. ...

13 March 2006 (Monday)

March 13 is the 72nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (73rd in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born 6 May 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the UK Labour Party, and Member of the UK Parliament for the constituency of Sedgefield in North East England. ... The Labour Party has been, since its founding in the early 20th century, the principal political party of the left in the United Kingdom. ... 1Time from first tornado to last tornado 2Maximum windspeed of most powerful tornado The March 2006 Tornado Outbreak Sequence was an early season and long lasting tornado outbreak sequence in the central United States that started on the morning of March 9 and continued for over four days until the... The Central United States is a bridge region between the Eastern United States and Western United States. ... A tornado in central Oklahoma. ... Flag Seal Location Location of Springfield within Illinois Government Country State County United States Illinois Sangamon Founded 1819 Mayor Timothy Davlin Geographical characteristics Area    - City 156. ... United States is the current Good Article Collaboration of the week! Please help to improve this article to the highest of standards. ... The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a scientific agency of the United States Department of Commerce focused on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere. ... Carbon dioxide is a chemical compound composed of one carbon and two oxygen atoms. ... The Baltic Sea is located in Northern Europe, from 53°N to 66°N latitude and from 20°E to 26°E longitude. ... Zacarias Moussaoui (Arabic: زكريا موسوي) (born May 30, 1968) is a French citizen of Moroccan descent, and was convicted of conspiring to kill Americans as part of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. ... 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. ...   FAA redirects here. ... Merck KGaA is a German based pharmaceutical company. ... Schering AG (FWB:SCH, NYSE: SHR) is a research-centered pharmaceutical company founded in 1851. ... A pharmaceutical company, or drug company, is a company licensed to discover, develop, market and distribute drugs. ... The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is the Home Office police force responsible for Greater London, with the exception of the square mile of the City of London. ... Sir Ian Blair, QPM (born 19 March 1953) is the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police in London. ... Her Majestys Attorney General for England and Wales, usually known as the Attorney General, is the chief legal adviser of the Crown in England and Wales. ... Lord Goldsmith Attorney General The Right Honourable Peter Henry Goldsmith, Baron Goldsmith, PC, QC (born 5 January 1950), is the current Attorney General of England and Wales. ... Shigeru Miyamoto , born November 16, 1952) is a Japanese electronic game designer. ... Ancel at Ubisofts Montpellier studio Michel Ancel (born 1972 in Monaco) is a French computer game designer known for his work for Ubisoft. ... Michel Ancel, Frederick Raynal (second from left) and Shigeru Miyamoto are inducted into France’s Order of Arts and Letters on March 13, 2006. ... The Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters) is an Order of France, established on May 2, 1957 by the Minister of Culture and confirmed as part of lOrdre National du Mérite by Charles de Gaulle in 1963. ... Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres is Frances Minister of Culture since 2003. ...

14 March 2006 (Tuesday)

March 14 is the 73rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (74th in leap years) with 292 days remaining in the year. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... On March 15, 2006, a coup détat attempt against Chadian President Idriss Déby was foiled. ... List of Heads of State of Chad (Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office) Affiliations See also Heads of Government of Chad Colonial Heads of Chad lists of incumbents Categories: | ... Time in Office 2 December 1990 – Present Predecessor Hissène Habré Date of Birth 1952 Place of Birth Fada, Chad Idriss Déby (born 1952) is the president of Chad and the head of the Patriotic Salvation Movement. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ... In medicine, a clinical trial (synonyms: clinical studies, research protocols, medical research) is a type of research study. ... Monoclonal antibodies (mAb) are antibodies that are identical because they were produced by one type of immune cell, all clones of a single parent cell. ... TGN1412 (also known as CD28-SuperMAB®) is the working name of an immunomodulatory drug intended for the treatment of B cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) and rheumatoid arthritis. ... Intensive care medicine or critical care medicine is concerned with providing greater than ordinary medical care and observation to people in a critical or unstable condition. ... Euronext N.V. is a pan-European stock exchange with subsidiaries in Belgium, France, Netherlands, Portugal and the United Kingdom. ... Amsterdam Location Flag Country Netherlands Province North Holland Population 741,329 (1 August 2006) Demonym Amsterdammer Coordinates Website www. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Région ÃŽle-de-France Département Paris (75) Subdivisions 20 arrondissements Mayor Bertrand Delanoë  (PS) (since 2001) City Statistics Land... The Source by Greyworld, in the new LSE building Paternoster Square. ... NASDAQ in Times Square, New York City. ... Deutsche Börse Group LSE: DHE is a marketplace organizer for the trading of shares and other securities. ... Wikinews has news related to: Abu Musab al-Zarqawi killed in airstrike Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (Arabic: ‎, ) (October 20, 1966 – June 7, 2006) was the leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, a militant group in Iraq. ... 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. ... {{alternateuses}} The Old Fire burning in the San Bernardino Mountains (image taken from the International Space Station) A wildfire, also known as a forest fire, vegetation fire, grass fire, brush fire, peat fire (gambut in Indonesia), bushfire (in Australasia), or hill fire, is an uncontrolled fire often occurring in wildland... Official language(s) See: Languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq mi (695,622 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... The 2006 Chinese National Peoples Congress, or more formally, the 4th Plenary Session of the 10th National Peoples Congress, is currently being held in Beijing, China, in conjunction with the 2006 CPPCC. Many things are listed on the agenda for the week-long session of Chinas parliament. ... Wen Jiabao (Simplified Chinese: 温家宝; Traditional Chinese: 溫家寶; Pinyin: WÄ“n JiābÇŽo; Wade-Giles: Wen Chia-pao) (born September 1942) is the Premier of the State Council of the Peoples Republic of China. ... The Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a part of the greater Arab-Israeli conflict, is an ongoing dispute between the State of Israel and Palestinian people (or state). ... The term Palestinian has other usages, for which see definitions of Palestinian. ... The Taking of Jericho, by Jean Fouquet Near central Jericho, November 1996 For other meanings of the word Jericho, see: Jericho (disambiguation) Jericho (Arabic ; ʼArīḥā; Hebrew ; Standard Hebrew YÉ™riḥo; Tiberian Hebrew YÉ™rîḫô, YÉ™rîḥô, Greek Ίεριχώ = Ίερή ηχώ, HierÄ“ Ä“chō - Holy echo) is a town in the West Bank, near... Ahmad Saadat (also transliterated from Arabic as Ahmed Sadat/Saadat, Arabic: احمد سعدات) is a Palestinian politician, and Secretary-General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). ... The term Palestinian has other usages, for which see definitions of Palestinian. ...

15 March 2006 (Wednesday)

March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in Leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) (established December 14, 1950) protects and supports refugees at the request of a government or the United Nations and assists in their return or resettlement. ... map of Sudan in Africa Yei in Central Equatoria state Yei is a city in the central south of Sudan and a local headquarters of the SPLA for Central Equatoria state, formerly part of the province of Equatoria. ... United States is the current Good Article Collaboration of the week! Please help to improve this article to the highest of standards. ... Screenshot of Salon. ... {{{mWf}}} Caution: This article contains several potentially morbid photographs that depict nude, abused, and deceased persons. ... The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... A prime minister is the most senior minister of a cabinet in the executive branch of government in a parliamentary system. ... Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born 6 May 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the UK Labour Party, and Member of the UK Parliament for the constituency of Sedgefield in North East England. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative & Unionist Party) is currently the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), and the largest in terms of public membership. ... The Labour Party has been, since its founding in the early 20th century, the principal political party of the left in the United Kingdom. ... 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). ... The United Nations General Assembly (GA) is one of the five principal organs of the United Nations. ... The United Nations Human Rights Council is an international body within the United Nations with the purpose of addressing human rights violations. ... Human rights are rights which some hold to be inalienable and belonging to all humans. ... United Nations Commission on Human Rights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of 16 sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... The present British Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, is the second to be recognised as Head of the Commonwealth in the 53 member states of the Commonwealth of Nations. ... The 2006 Commonwealth Games were held in Melbourne, Australia between March 15 and March 26. ... The City of Melbournes coat of arms The central business district of Melbourne, viewed from the north Alternate meanings: Melbourne (disambiguation) Melbourne is the capital and largest city of the state of Victoria, and the second largest city in Australia, with a population of 52,117 in the Central... An Islamist demonstration was held outside the Danish Embassy in the United Kingdom in response to the publication of editorial cartoons depicting the Islamic religious figure, prophet Muhammad that were published in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten on 30 September 2005. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ... The controversial cartoons of Muhammad, as they were first published in Jyllands-Posten in September 2005. ...

16 March 2006 (Thursday)

March 16 is the 75th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (76th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wikinews has news related to: Thai PM Shinawatra ousted by coup   (Thai: , IPA: ; born July 26, 1949 in Chiang Mai, Thailand with family roots in Meizhou, Guangdong, China), Thai businessman and politician, is the deposed Prime Minister of Thailand and the former leader of the populist Thai Rak Thai party. ... Sondhi Limthongkul (Thai: สนธิ ลิ้มทองกุล) (Chinese: 林明達 Lin Ming Da) is a controversial Thai journalist and the owner of the Phujatkarn Daily (ผู้จัดการรายวัน), a local Thai newspaper. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... List of Idaho Governors George L. Shoup, Republican, 1890-1891 N. B. Willey, Republican, 1891-1893 William J. McConnell, Republican, 1893-1897 Frank Steunenberg, Democrat, 1897-1901 Frank W. Hunt, Democrat, 1901-1903 John T. Morrison, Republican, 1903-1905 Frank R. Gooding, Republican, 1905-1909 James H. Brady, Republican, 1909... Dirk Arthur Kempthorne (born October 29, 1951 in San Diego, California), is the current U.S. Secretary of the Interior, serving since May 2006. ... The United States Secretary of the Interior is the head of the United States Department of the Interior, concerned with such matters as national parks and The Secretary is a member of the Presidents Cabinet. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... Air assault (or air mobile) is the movement of forces by helicopter or aircraft to engage and destroy enemy forces or to seize and hold key terrain. ... Combatants US-led coalition, New Iraqi Army Al Qaeda in Iraq, Iraqi insurgents Strength More than 50 aircraft 200 Vehicles and 1,500 troops Unknown Casualties None Operation Swarmer was a joint U.S-Iraqi air assault offensive targeting insurgents in Salahuddin province, near the central city of Samarra, Iraq. ... Salah ad Din or Salâh-ad-Dîn (Arabic: صلاح الدين) is a governorate in Iraq. ... The Iraqi National Assembly is the unicameral parliament of Iraq which meets in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. ... The government of Iraq from 2006 to 2010 will be formed from the Iraqi National Assembly that was elected in December 2005. ... Iraqis in the predominantly Sunni city of Husaybah, wait in lines to vote, during the national election, December 15. ... Child pornography refers to pornography depicting minors. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Online chat. ... Great Britain lies between Ireland and mainland Europe Great Britain is an island lying off the northwestern coast of mainland Europe and to the east of Ireland, comprising the main territory of the United Kingdom. ...

17 March 2006 (Friday)

March 17 is the 76th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (77th in Leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Beijing [English Pronunciation] (Chinese: 北京 [Chinese Pronunciation]; Pinyin: BÄ›ijÄ«ng; IPA: ), a city in northern China, is the capital of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ... Yuan Baojing (1966 – March 17, 2006) was the president of the Jianhao Group and Beijings wealthiest multi-millionaire. ... Lethal injection involves injecting a person with fatal doses of drugs to cause death. ... Liaoyang (Simplified Chinese: 辽阳; Traditional Chinese: 遼陽; Pinyin: Liáoyáng) is a city in China, Liaoning province, located in the middle of the beautiful and rich Liaodong Peninsula. ... This article is about courts of law. ... PRC redirects here. ... Sign in the entrance of the European Parliament building in Brussels, written in all the official languages used in the European Union as of July 2006 The European Parliament building in Strasbourg The debating chamber, or hemicycle, in Strasbourg The European Parliament building in Brussels The European Parliament (formerly European... Hissène Habré (born 1942), also spelled Hissen Habré, was the leader of Chad from 1982 until he was deposed in 1990. ... List of Heads of State of Chad (Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office) Affiliations:- See also:- Chad Heads of Government of Chad Colonial Heads of Chad lists of incumbents Categories: Lists of office-holders ... Extradition is a formal process by which a criminal suspect held by one government is handed over to another government for trial or, if the suspect has already been tried and found guilty, to serve his or her sentence. ... 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 Denis... The Association Tchadienne pour la Promotion et la Défense des Droits de lHomme or Chadian Association for the Promotion and Defence of Human Rights (abbreviated as ATDPH or ATPDH) is a human rights organization operating in Chad. ... The Goldenberg scandal was a scam where the Kenyan government subsidised exports of gold, paying exporters in Kenyan Shillings 35% over their foreign currency earnings. ... Avian influenza (also known as bird flu) is a type of influenza virulent in birds. ... World map showing Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is one of the six inhabited continents of the Earth. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Kibbutz Dan, near Qiryat Shemona, in the Upper Galilee, 1990s A kibbutz (Hebrew: קיבוץ; plural: kibbutzim: קיבוצים, gathering or together) is an Israeli collective intentional community. ... Thomas Lubanga Thomas Lubanga Dyilo was the founder and leader of the Union of Congolese Patriots (UPC), an armed militia in Ituri, northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). ... The Union of Congolese Patriots (French: Union des Patriotes Congolais, UPC) is an armed group in Ituri, northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. ... Official logo of the ICC. The International Criminal Court (ICC) was established in 2002 as a permanent tribunal to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, crime of aggression, and war crimes, as defined by several international agreements, most prominently the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. ... In the context of war, a war crime is a punishable offense under International Law, for violations of the laws of war by any person or persons, military or civilian. ... The World Water Council is an international collaboration of NGOs, governments and international organisations. ... (Spanish: Ciudad de México, México D.F. or simply México, pronounced IPA: ) is the capital city of the nation of Mexico. ... Water is a tasteless, odourless substance that is essential to all known forms of life and is known as the universal solvent. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The International Crisis Group is an international, non-profit, non-governmental organization whose mission is to prevent and resolve deadly conflicts through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy. ... Combatants factions of the SLA Justice & Equality Mvmnt Janjaweed Government of Sudan Minnawi-faction of the SLA Commanders SLA: ? JEM: ? Janjaweed: ? Sudan: Omar al-Bashir SLA: Minni Minnawi Casualties 300,000 civilians killed The Darfur conflict is an ongoing armed conflict in the Darfur region of western Sudan, mainly between...

18 March 2006 (Saturday)

  • Hamas announces the formation of its new cabinet to govern the territory under the control of the Palestinian Authority. Hamas, however, in a last ditch effort to include the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in the government, postponed by one day the submission of the new cabinet to the approval of PNA President Mahmoud Abbas. (IOL) (Al-Jazeera)
  • 2006 labor protests in France: In Paris, and other major French cities, hundreds of thousands of people march in protest of the Contrat de première embauche (First Employment Contract), a labor law set to take effect in April that gives employers the right to fire workers under the age of 26 in the first two years of their employment without justification.(BBC)
  • US Navy warships engage pirates off the coast of Somalia, killing one, capturing 12, after the U.N. Security Council on March 15, encouraged any naval forces near Somalia to take action against suspected piracy. This occurred after an attack on a UN World Food Program-chartered ship bringing drought-relief food supplies on March 13. (AP)(UPI)
  • The Labor government of South Australia, led by Mike Rann, has been returned with a ten percent swing. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

March 18 is the 77th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (78th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hamas (Arabic: ‎; acronym: Arabic: ‎, or Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiyya or Islamic Resistance Movement; the Arabic acronym means zeal) is a Palestinian Sunni Islamist organization that currently (since January 2006) forms the majority party of the Palestinian National Authority. ... The 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. ... The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) (Arabic الجبهة الشعبية لتحرير فلسطين - al-jabhah al-sha`biyyah li-tahrÄ«r filastÄ«n) is a Marxist-Leninist, nationalist Palestinian political and military organization, founded in 1967. ... The President of the Palestinian National Authority is the highest-ranking political position (equivalent to head of state) in the Palestinian National Authority (PNA). ... Mahmoud Abbas (Arabic: محمود عباس) (born March 26, 1935), commonly known by the kunya Abu Mazen (ابو مازن), was elected President of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) on January 9, 2005, and took office on January 15, 2005. ... The 2006 labor protests in France occurred throughout France during February, March, and April 2006 as a result of opposition to a measure set to deregulate labor. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Région ÃŽle-de-France Département Paris (75) Subdivisions 20 arrondissements Mayor Bertrand Delanoë  (PS) (since 2001) City Statistics Land... The Contrat de première embauche (CPE), translated first employment contract, is a proposed French law set to take effect in April 2006 that gives employers the right to fire without justification workers under the age of 26 in the first two years of their employment. ... USN redirects here. ... The flag of 18th-century pirate Calico Jack Piracy is robbery committed at sea, or sometimes on the shore, by an agent without a commission from a sovereign nation. ... A session of the Security Council in progress The United Nations Security Council is the most powerful organ of the United Nations. ... March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in Leap years). ... The World Food Programme (WFP) is an agency of the United Nations which distributes food commodities to support development projects, to long-term refugees and displaced persons and as emergency food assistance in situations of natural and man-made disasters. ... March 13 is the 72nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (73rd in leap years). ... Emblems: Hairy Nosed Wombat (faunal); Leafy Seadragon (marine); Piping Shrike (bird: unofficial); Sturts Desert Pea (floral); Opal (gemstone) Motto: United for the Common Wealth Slogan or Nickname: Festival State Other Australian states and territories Capital Adelaide Government Const. ... Michael David Rann (born 1953), Australian politician, is the 44th Premier of South Australia. ...

19 March 2006 (Sunday)

March 19 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (79th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Simpsons. ... In the animated series The Simpsons, the Flanders are a family consisting of Ned, Maude, and their two sons Rod and Todd. ... Bart has Two Mommies is the fourteenth episode of the seventeenth season of The Simpsons. ... Monoclonal antibodies (mAb) are antibodies that are identical because they were produced by one type of immune cell, all clones of a single parent cell. ... TGN1412 (also known as CD28-SuperMAB®) is the working name of an immunomodulatory drug intended for the treatment of B cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) and rheumatoid arthritis. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: ), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party positioned at the centre of the political spectrum, combining a progressive social policy with moderate economics. ... Wikinews has news related to: Ignatieff tops first ballot in Canadian Liberal convention Canadian Liberal vote heads to third ballot Dion leads Ignatieff heading into final ballot of Canadian Liberal vote Dion wins Canadian Liberal leadership on fourth ballot Wikinews has news related to: Liberal Party of Canada leadership, 2006... December 3 is the 337th (in leap years the 338th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... A current official map of the Moscow Metro. ... Emergency services are public services that deal with emergencies and other aspects of Public Safety. ... Kingdom of Iraq (1921-1959) The Prime Minister of Iraq is Iraqs head of government. ... Iyad Allawi Dr. Iyad Allawi (Arabic: ) (born 1945) is an Iraqi politician, and was the interim Prime Minister of Iraq prior to Iraqs 2005 legislative elections. ... A civil war is a war in which parties within the same culture, society or nationality fight for political power or control of an area. ... A polling station situated inside a suburban library in the north of Cambridge during the United Kingdom general election, 2005. ... The elections for the position of president of Belarus took place on March 19, 2006. ... Alaksandar Milinkievič (official campaign photo) Alaksandar Milinkievič (also Alexander Milinkevich; Аляксандар Мілінкевіч in Belarusian, born 25 July 1947) is a Belarusian politician. ... The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, and social equity. ...

20 March 2006 (Monday)

Metroid Prime: Hunters comes out on Monday March 20th 2006 March 20 is the 79th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (80th in Leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, and social equity. ... Headquartereded in Geneva, Switzerland, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) (established December 14, 1950) protects and supports refugees at the request of a government or the United Nations and assists in their return or resettlement. ... The elections for the position of president of Belarus took place on March 19, 2006. ... Aleksandr Grigoryevich Lukashenko or Alyaksandar Ryhoravich Lukashenka (Belarusian: , Russian: ) (born August 30, 1954 at Kopys, Vitebsk voblast) has been the President of Belarus since 1994. ... History of Belarusian states can be traced far to Principality of Polatsk. ... The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is an international organization for security. ... Headquarters Minsk, Belarus Member states 11 member states 1 associate member Working language Russian Executive Secretary Vladimir Rushailo Formation December 21, 1991 Official website http://cis. ... In Australia, the keeping of standard time is divided into three time zones: Australian Eastern Standard Time, Australian Central Standard Time and Australian Western Standard Time. ... Cyclone Catarina, a rare South Atlantic tropical cyclone viewed from the International Space Station on March 26, 2004 Hurricane and Typhoon redirect here. ... Lowest pressure 915 hPa (mbar) or 27. ... Innisfail is a town located in the far north of the state of Queensland, Australia, approximately 90km by road south of Cairns. ... Emblems: Faunal - Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus); Floral - Cooktown orchid (Dendrobium bigibbum); Bird - Brolga (Grus rubicunda); Aquatic - Barrier Reef Anemonefish (Amphiprion akindynos); Gem - Sapphire; Colour - Maroon Motto: Audax at Fidelis (Bold but Faithful) Slogan or Nickname: Sunshine State, Smart State Other Australian states and territories Capital Brisbane Government Const. ... Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (Russian: ) (born October 7, 1952) became President of Russia on December 31, 1999, succeeding Boris Yeltsin. ... Hu Jintao (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Hú Jǐntāo; born December 21, 1942) is currently the Paramount Leader of the Peoples Republic of China, holding the titles of President of the Peoples Republic of China, Chairman of the Central Military Commission and General Secretary of the... The Prince of Wales Feathers. This Heraldic badge of the Heir Apparent is derived from the ostrich feathers borne by Edward, the Black Prince. ... Insert non-formatted text here The Northern Hemisphere is the half of a planets surface (or celestial sphere) that is north of the equator (the word hemisphere literally means half ball). On the Earth, the Northern Hemisphere contains most of the land and population. ... Illumination of Earth by Sun on the day of equinox The vernal equinox (or spring equinox) marks the beginning of astronomical spring. ... The Southern Hemisphere is the half of a planets surface (or celestial sphere) that is south of the equator (the word hemisphere literally means half ball). On Earth it contains five continents (Antarctica, Australia, most of South America, parts of Africa and Asia) as well as four oceans (South... Illumination of Earth by Sun on the day of equinox The autumnal equinox (or fall equinox) marks the beginning of astronomical autumn. ...


21 March 2006 (Tuesday)

March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (81st in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Palais Bourbon, front The French National Assembly (French: Assemblée nationale) is one of the two houses of the bicameral Parliament of France under the Fifth Republic. ... Coat of Arms of the French Republic DADVSI is the abbreviation of the French language Loi sur le droit dauteur et les droits voisins dans la société de linformation (in English: law on authors rights and related rights in the information society). It is a bill... The droit dauteur (or French copyright law) developed in the eighteenth century at the same time as copyright developed in the United Kingdom. ... The European Union (EU) directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society, commonly known as the EU Copyright Directive or short EUCD, is the EUs implementation... The Union for a Popular Movement, initially named the Union for a Presidential Majority, and in both cases also known by its French acronym UMP (Union pour un Mouvement Populaire and Union pour la Majorité Présidentielle, respectively) is a French right-wing, conservative political party. ... Absolute majority is a supermajoritarian voting requirement which is stricter than a simple majority. ... The Union for French Democracy, also known by its French acronym UDF (Union pour la Démocratie Française), is a French centrist political party. ... Abstention is a term in election procedure for when a participant in a vote either does not goes to vote (on election day) or, in parliamentary procedure, isnt absent during the vote, but does not cast a ballot. ... The Military of Chad was dominated by members of Gourane, Zaghawa, Kanembou, Hadjerai, and Massa ethnic groups during the presidency of Hissene Habre. ... The United Front for Democratic Change (officially abbreviated as F.U.C.) is a Chadian rebel alliance, made up of eight individual rebel groups, all with the goals of overthrowing the government of current Chadian President. ... Idriss Déby (born 1952) is the president of Chad and the head of the Patriotic Salvation Movement. ... Metropolitan Police redirects here. ... The Labour Party has been, since its founding in the early 20th century, the principal political party of the left in the United Kingdom. ... The Honours (Prevention of Abuses) Act 1925 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that makes the sale of Peerages and other Honours illegal. ... Cash for Peerages is the name given by some in the British media to a political scandal in the United Kingdom in 2006 concerning the connection between political donations and the award of life peerages. ... The Taoiseach ( or [1]) — plural: Taoisigh ( or [1]) — or, more formally, An Taoiseach[2], is the head of government of the Republic of Ireland and the leader of the Irish cabinet, the rough equivalent of a prime minister under the Westminster System. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Dáil Éireann[1] is the lower house of the Oireachtas (parliament) of the Republic of Ireland. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Unionists (Ireland). ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ... Patrick Finucane (born 1949)[1] was a Belfast lawyer murdered by loyalist paramilitaries on February 12, 1989, for defending members of the IRA in court. ... Gazprom (LSE: OGZD) (Russian: , sometimes transcribed as Gasprom) is the largest Russian company and the biggest natural gas extractor in the world. ... Natural gas is a gaseous fossil fuel consisting primarily of methane. ... A nuclear power station. ...

22 March 2006 (Wednesday)

March 22 is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (82nd in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... Chapter 11 is a chapter of the United States Bankruptcy Code which governs the process of reorganization under the bankruptcy laws of the United States. ... Delphi logo from 2005 Delphi (NASDAQ: DPHIQ) is an automotive parts company headquartered in Troy, Michigan. ... The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a public university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ... Influenza A virus subtype H5N1, also known as A(H5N1) or H5N1, is a subtype of the Influenza A virus that is capable of causing illness in many animal species, including humans. ... Avian influenza (also known as bird flu) is a type of influenza virulent in birds. ... The M/V Queen of the North was a RORO ferry built by AG Weser of Germany and operated by BC Ferries, which ran along a scenic 18-hour route off the Canadian Pacific coast between Port Hardy and Prince Rupert, British Columbia, also known as the Inside Passage. ... The Pride of Rotterdam, One of the P&O Ferriess Flagships operating the Hull-Rotterdam Route A ferry is a boat or a ship carrying passengers, and sometimes their vehicles, on scheduled services. ... British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Official languages English de facto (none stated in law) Flower Pacific dogwood Tree Western Redcedar Bird Stellers Jay Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 36 6 Area... Part of the Inside Passage. ... A shipwreck is the remains of a ship after it has sunk or been beached as a result of a crisis at sea. ... Capital Vitoria-Gasteiz Official language(s) Spanish and Basque Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 14th  7,234 km²  1. ... ETA symbol or ETA (Basque for Basque Homeland and Freedom; IPA pronunciation: [), is a paramilitary Basque nationalist organization listed as a terrorist organization by the United Nations, European Union and the United States in their relevant watchlists. ... Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (Russian: ) (born October 7, 1952) became President of Russia on December 31, 1999, succeeding Boris Yeltsin. ... The Shaolin temples (&#23569;&#26519;&#23546;; pinyin: Shàolín Sì, Wade-Giles: Shao-lin Ss&#365;) are a group of Chinese Buddhist monasteries famed for their long association with Chán (Japanese Zen) Buddhism and martial arts. ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... State visits usually involve a military review. ... Oldham is a large town in the north-west of England. ... Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in North West England which roughly encompasses the conurbation surrounding the City of Manchester, and has a population of 2. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London 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    - 2005 est. ... Keith-Smith v Williams is a 2006 Englsh libel case that confirmed that existing libel laws applied to internet discussion. ... In English and American law, and systems based on them, libel and slander are two forms of defamation (or defamation of character), which is the tort or delict of making a false statement of fact that injures someones reputation. ... Michael Keith Smith (born 1953), commonly known as Mike Smith, is the chairman of the Conservative Democratic Alliance (CDA), and an activist in the United Kingdom Independence Party. ... Yahoo! - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Online chat. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Coalition for Unity and Democracy (commonly referred to as CUD, or occasionally as CDU) is a coalition of four existing political parties of Ethiopia which combined to compete for seats in the Ethiopian General Elections held on May 15, 2005. ...

23 March 2006 (Thursday)

March 23 is the 82nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (83rd in Leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2006 labor protests in France occurred throughout France during February, March, and April 2006 as a result of opposition to a measure set to deregulate labor. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Région ÃŽle-de-France Département Paris (75) Subdivisions 20 arrondissements Mayor Bertrand Delanoë  (PS) (since 2001) City Statistics Land... Demonstration against CPE, March 18, 2006, Paris The Contrat première embauche (CPE), translated first employment contract (although it may not be a first employment contract for the employee), is a proposed French law set to take effect in April 2006 that gives employers the right to fire without justification... The Prime Minister of France (Premier ministre de la France) is the functional head of the Cabinet of France. ... Dominique Marie François René Galouzeau de Villepin (born 14 November 1953 in Rabat, Morocco) simply known as Dominique de Villepin ( — , is a French diplomat and politician. ... Adwaitya (The Only One) (1750 - March 2006) was an Aldabra Giant Tortoise that is believed to have lived from 1750 to 2006, thus being the longest living animal known to man. ... Genera Chersina Dipsochelys Furculachelys Geochelone Gopherus Homopus Indotestudo Kinixys Malacochersus Manouria Psammobates Pyxis Testudo A tortoise is a land-dwelling reptile of the order Testudines. ... In general, the word colonial means of or relating to a colony. In United States history, the term Colonial is used to refer to the period before US independence. ... Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive, meeting with Mir Jafar after Plassey, by Francis Hayman Major-General Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive of Plassey, KB (29 September 1725 – 22 November 1774), also known as Clive of India, was the soldier of fortune and commander who established the military supremacy of the... This article is on Calcutta/Kolkata, the city. ... Baghdad ( translit: ) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate. ... Norman Kember and Harmeet Singh Sooden were held hostage, as depicted here on Al Jazeera television. ... Norman Kember being held as a hostage. ... Harmeet Singh Sooden (born 1973) is a Canadian peace activist working with Christian Peacemaker Teams in Iraq. ... James Loney (born 1964) is a Canadian peace activist who has worked for several years with Christian Peacemaker Teams in Iraq and Palestine. ... The word multinational can refer to: A Multinational corporation A Multinational State This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ...

24 March 2006 (Friday)

March 24 is the 83rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (84th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kabul, Kâbl (locally: کابل), is the capital and largest city of Afghanistan with a population of approximately 3 million people. ... Abdul Rahman, holding a Bible during a court hearing in Kabul on March 23, 2006 Abdul Rahman (Persian, Pashto script: عبدالرحمان) (born 1965) is an Afghan citizen who was arrested in February 2006 for converting from Islam to Christianity [1]. On March 26, 2006, under heavy pressure from foreign governments, and... Apostasy in Islam (Arabic: ارتداد, irtidād or ridda) is commonly defined as the rejection of Islam in word or deed by a person who has been a Muslim. ... Islam (Arabic:  ) is a monotheistic religion based upon the Quran, its principal scripture, whose followers, known as Muslims (مسلم), believe God (Arabic: الله ) sent through revelations to Muhammad. ... This article is becoming very long. ... The President is head of state of South Korea. ... Roh Moo-hyun (born September 1, 1946 in Gimhae, South Gyeongsang) (IPA: ) has been the President of South Korea since February 25, 2003. ... Han Myung-Sook (한명숙, 韓明淑, born March 24, 1944) is a Korean deputy from the ruling Uri Party. ... The Prime Minister of South Korea is appointed by the President with the National Assemblys approval. ... On March 24, 2006 when 21 cocklers drowned in Morecambe Bay, England when their fishing boat sank in freezing water as high tide came into the bay. ... The Morecambe Bay cockling disaster occurred on the evening of the 5 February 2004 in Lancashire, England with at least 21 cockle pickers drowned by incoming tides in Morecambe Bay. ... European Summit or EU summit is an informal designation of important meetings of EU politicians. ... The Pentagon is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, located at 48 N. Rotary Road, Arlington, Virginia 22211 (Map). ... Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majidida al-Tikriti (Arabic: ‎ [1]; born April 28, 1937[2]), was the President of Iraq from July 16, 1979 until April 9, 2003, when he was deposed during the United States-led 2003 invasion of Iraq. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... For the Disney Channel in other countries, see Disney Channel around the world. ... Hannah Montana is an American childrens television series which debuted on Friday, March 24, 2006. ...

25 March 2006 (Saturday)

  • A revolutionary scramjet jet engine designed to fly at 7 times sonic speed is successfully tested in Australia. (BBC)
  • Canada's annual seal hunt has begun, amid international appeals for an end to the controversial cull of up to 325,000 young harp seal pups. The Canadian government says the cull, which reportedly earns C$16.5m (£8.3m) in meat and pelt sales, is also necessary to control seal numbers. (BBC)
  • An explosion at a French university chemical research facility kills one professor. The cause is unknown. (National Nine News)
  • Protests against the US immigration reform bill H.R. 4437 are held in several US cities. 500,000 people march in Los Angeles, California, 50,000 in Denver, Colorado, and 20,000 in Phoenix, Arizona, protesting proposed legislation that includes construction of a security wall along the United States-Mexico border. (CNN) (BBC) (CBS4Denver) (East Valley Tribune)
  • A gunman killed six people at a party and then himself in the Capitol Hill massacre in Seattle, Washington. (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

March 25 is the 84th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (85th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... X-43A with scramjet attached to the underside at Mach 7 A scramjet (supersonic combustion ramjet) is a variation of a ramjet where the flow of the air and combustion of the fuel air mixture through the engine happen at supersonic speeds. ... A Pratt and Whitney turbofan engine for the F-15 Eagle is tested at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, USA. The tunnel behind the engine muffles noise and allows exhaust to escape. ... Seal hunting or sealing refers to the practice, history and industries associated with both personal and commercial hunting of seals. ... To cull is to remove from a group of animals those individuals who show signs of weakness. ... Binomial name Phoca groenlandica Erxleben, 1777 The Harp Seal (Phoca groenlandica, also named Pagophilus groenlandicus), is a marine mammal of the family Phocidae that is found in the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. ... A pelt is the skin of a (generally) wild animal. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... Thousands gather for immigrant rights rally in Nashville, Tennessee on March 29, 2006. ... Immigration reform is the common term used in political discussions regarding changes to immigration policy. ... House Resolution 4437 (The Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005) was passed by the United States House of Representatives on December 16, 2005 by a vote of 239 to 182. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Nickname: The Mile-High City Location of Denver in Colorado, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Colorado City-County Denver (coextensive) Founded November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861 Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area    - City 401. ... Nickname: Valley of the Sun Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: Country United States State Arizona Counties Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area    - City 1,230. ... The international border between Mexico and the United States runs a total of 3,141 km (1,951 miles) from San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Baja California, in the west to Matamoros, Tamaulipas, and Brownsville, Texas, in the east. ... Kyle Aaron Huff, in a six-year-old booking photo released by a Montana police department. ... Nickname: The Emerald City Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County King Incorporated December 2 1869 Mayor Greg Nickels (D) Area    - City 369. ...

26 March 2006 (Sunday)

March 26 is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (86th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... CBS (an abbreviation for Columbia Broadcasting System, its former legal name) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ... 60 Minutes is an investigative television newsmagazine on United States television, which has run on CBS News since 1968. ... Generally, a hedge fund is a lightly regulated private investment fund often characterized by unconventional investment strategies and often making use of legal structures (sometimes offshore) to mitigate the effects of local regulation and tax regimes. ... Biovail is Canadas largest pharmaceutical company, operating internationally in all aspects of pharmaceutical products. ... Abdul Rahman, holding a Bible during a court hearing in Kabul on March 23, 2006 Abdul Rahman (Persian, Pashto script: عبدالرحمان) (born 1965) is an Afghan citizen who was arrested in February 2006 for converting from Islam to Christianity [1]. On March 26, 2006, under heavy pressure from foreign governments, and... The 2006 Commonwealth Games were held in Melbourne, Australia between March 15 and March 26. ... Melbournes Yarra River is a popular area for walking, jogging, cycling, rowing and for relaxing on the banks with a picnic Melbourne (pronounced either or [1]) is the second most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of approximately 3. ... The Closing Ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games was held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on March 26, 2006 to mark the closing of the 18th Commonwealth Games. ... The 2006 Commonwealth Games were held in Melbourne, Australia between March 15 and March 26. ... Samaresh Jung (b. ... The 2010 Commonwealth Games are going to be held in Delhi, India. ... An Aerial view of New Delhi The Humayuns Tomb, situated in New Delhi, has an architectural design similar to the Taj Mahal. ... Distribution of votes through 225 electoral districts: leading party or bloc Distribution of votes through 225 electoral districts: 2nd best result The Ukrainian parliamentary election took place on March 26, 2006. ... Verkhovna Rada. ... Motto: (Latin for No one provokes me with impunity)1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots 2 Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen of the UK Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification... Smoking bans are public policies, including legal prohibitions and occupational health and safety regulations, that restrict smoking in workplaces and public places. ...

27 March 2006 (Monday)

March 27 is the 86th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (87th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... The Masjid al-Haram in Mecca as it exists today A mosque is a place of worship for followers of the Islamic faith. ... Baghdad ( translit: ) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate. ... Ken Livingstone, the current Mayor of London The Mayor of London is an elected politician in London, United Kingdom. ... Ken Livingstone Kenneth Robert Livingstone (born June 17, 1945), is an English politician who has been the Mayor of London since the creation of the post in 2000. ... The office of United States Ambassador (or Minister) to the United Kingdom (also known as Ambassador to the Court of St. ... Robert Holmes Tuttle. ... The white-on-red C marks all entrances to the congestion charge zone although in some areas the charge zone is poorly signed, and accidental journeys into the zone can occur For more coverage on London, visit the London Portal. ... The New York Times is a newspaper published in New York City by Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. ... In a leaked memo George Bush told Tony Blair in a two hour meeting, on 31 January 2003, that he was planning to paint a U-2 spyplane in UN colours and let it fly low over Iraq to provoke Saddam to shoot it down. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Combatants Coalition Forces: United States United Kingdom Poland Australia South Korea Romania Spain Portugal Italy others. ... A tornado in central Oklahoma. ... Distribution of votes through 225 electoral districts: leading party or bloc Distribution of votes through 225 electoral districts: 2nd best result The Ukrainian parliamentary election took place on March 26, 2006. ... The Prime Minister of Ukraine is appointed by the President and ratified by the Verkhovna Rada (parliament). ... Viktor Yanukovych Campaign Poster 2004 Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych (Ukrainian: ; Russian: ), (born July 9, 1950) is the Prime Minister of Ukraine. ... Ukrainian Party of Regions emblem The Party of Regions ( Ukrainian: , Russian: ) is a Ukrainian political party created in March 2001. ... Bloc logo in the 2006 campaign. ... Mariyinsky Palace The President of Ukraine (Ukrainian: , Prezydent Ukrayiny) is the head of the state of Ukraine and acts in its name. ... Viktor Andriyovych Yushchenko (Ukrainian: ) (born February 23, 1954) is the current President of Ukraine. ... Zacarias Moussaoui (Arabic: زكريا موسوي) (born May 30, 1968) is a French citizen of Moroccan descent, and was convicted of conspiring to kill Americans as part of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. ... Richard Reid, in a prison photograph Richard Colvin Reid (born August 12, 1973), also known as the shoe bomber, is a British citizen born in Bromley, South London and a Muslim allegedly working for Al-Qaeda. ... A jetliner is an airliner powered by jet engines (usually of the turbofan type). ... North façade of the White House, seen from Pennsylvania Avenue. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... In law and in religion, testimony is a solemn attestation as to the truth of a matter. ...

28 March 2006 (Tuesday)

March 28 is the 87th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (88th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a part of the greater Arab-Israeli conflict, is an ongoing dispute between the State of Israel and Palestinian people (or state). ... Katyusha multiple rocket launchers are a type of rocket artillery built and fielded by the Soviet Union beginning in the Second World War. ... A Redstone rocket, part of the Mercury program The traditional definition of a rocket is a vehicle, missile or aircraft which obtains thrust by the reaction to the ejection of fast moving fluid from within a rocket engine. ... 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... Flag flown by the Taliban. ... An insurgency is an armed rebellion against a constituted authority, by any irregular armed force that rises up against an enforced or established authority, government, or administration. ... For the 2001 movie by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, see Kandahar (film). ... Kadima (Hebrew: קדימה, QādÄ«māh, forward) is a centrist [note] Israeli political party. ... Ehud Olmert (IPA ; Hebrew: אהוד אולמרט; born September 30, 1945) is the 12th and current Prime Minister of Israel. ... Elections in Israel gives information on election and election results in Israel. ... The Elections for the 17th Knesset were held in Israel on 28 March 2006, following an agreement between the Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, and the new Leader of the Israel Labour Party, Amir Peretz. ... Likud (Hebrew: ליכוד, literally means consolidation) is a centre-right political party in Israel. ... The 2006 labor protests in France occurred throughout France during February, March, and April 2006 as a result of opposition to a measure set to deregulate labor. ... Demonstration against CPE, March 18, 2006, Paris The Contrat première embauche (CPE), translated first employment contract (although it may not be a first employment contract for the employee), is a proposed French law set to take effect in April 2006 that gives employers the right to fire without justification... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Région ÃŽle-de-France Département Paris (75) Subdivisions 20 arrondissements Mayor Bertrand Delanoë  (PS) (since 2001) City Statistics Land... Local governments are administrative offices of an area smaller than a state or province. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Joshua B. Bolten, the current White House Chief of Staff. ... Andy Card Andrew Hill Card Jr. ... April 14 is the 104th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (105th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Bush administration includes President George W. Bush, Vice President Richard Cheney, Bushs Cabinet, and other select officials and advisors. ... Bolten is sworn in as White House Chief of Staff by his Deputy Joe Hagin; his predecessor Andrew Card watches on. ... The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is a body within the Executive Office of the President of the United States which is tasked with coordinating United States Federal agencies. ... The following is a list of Presidents of the Republic of Liberia, made up of the 24 heads of state in the history of Liberia. ... // Charles Taylor may refer to: Charles G. Taylor (born 1948), a former president of Liberia. ... Extradition is a formal process by which a criminal suspect held by one government is handed over to another government for trial or, if the suspect has already been tried and found guilty, to serve his or her sentence. ... In the context of war, a war crime is a punishable offense under International Law, for violations of the laws of war by any person or persons, military or civilian. ... Abdul Rahman, holding a Bible during a court hearing in Kabul on March 23, 2006 Abdul Rahman (Persian, Pashto script: عبدالرحمان) (born 1965) is an Afghan citizen who was arrested in February 2006 for converting from Islam to Christianity [1]. On March 26, 2006, under heavy pressure from foreign governments, and... The MNaghten Rules are used to establish insanity as an excuse to potential criminal liability, but the definitional criteria establish insanity in the legal and not the psychological sense. ... Look up asylum in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

29 March 2006 (Wednesday)

March 29 is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (89th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hamas (Arabic: ‎; acronym: Arabic: ‎, or Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiyya or Islamic Resistance Movement; the Arabic acronym means zeal) is a Palestinian Sunni Islamist organization that currently (since January 2006) forms the majority party of the Palestinian National Authority. ... The 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. ... The Beatles were an English rock and roll band from Liverpool. ... Apple Records logo, featuring a Granny Smith apple. ... Apple Computer, Inc. ... A trademark, trade mark, â„¢ or ®[1] is a distinctive sign of some kind which is used by a business to uniquely identify itself and its products and services to consumers, and to distinguish the business and its products or services from those of other businesses. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into ITunes. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Abdul Rahman, holding a Bible during a court hearing in Kabul on March 23, 2006 Abdul Rahman (Persian, Pashto script: عبدالرحمان) (born 1965) is an Afghan citizen who was arrested in February 2006 for converting from Islam to Christianity [1]. On March 26, 2006, under heavy pressure from foreign governments, and... A refugee is a person who as defined under the 1951 United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...  Western Africa (UN subregion)  Maghreb West Africa or Western Africa is the westernmost region of the African continent. ...  Northern Africa (UN subregion)  geographic, including above North Africa or Northern Africa is the northernmost region of the African continent. ... Map of Central Asia showing three sets of possible boundaries for the region Central Asia located as a region of the world Central Asia is a vast landlocked region of Asia. ... The following is a list of Presidents of the Republic of Liberia, made up of the 24 heads of state in the history of Liberia. ... // Charles Taylor may refer to: Charles G. Taylor (born 1948), a former president of Liberia. ... Extradition is a formal process by which a criminal suspect held by one government is handed over to another government for trial or, if the suspect has already been tried and found guilty, to serve his or her sentence. ... Refco (NYSE: RFX), once Ray E. Friedman and Co. ... Sir Phillip Harvey Bennett, AC, KBE, DSO (27 December 1928) was the Governor of Tasmania from 1987 to 1995. ... BAWAG P.S.K. is the fourth largest bank in Austria. ...

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