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March 2007 is the third month of the year. It began on a Thursday, and ended 31 days later on a Saturday. For other uses, see March (disambiguation). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The god Thor, after whom Thursday is named. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


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is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Saint Davids Day (Welsh: Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant) is the feast day of Saint David, the patron saint of Wales, and falls on 1 March each year. ... is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Purim (Hebrew: פורים Pûrîm lots, from Akkadian pÅ«ru) is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the deliverance from Hamans plot to annihilate all the Jews of the Persian Empire, who had survived the Babylonian captivity, after Persia had conquered Babylonia who in turn had destroyed the First Temple... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Arbaeen (Arabic: ‎, means forty), or Chehlum, as it is known by Urdu-speaking Muslims, is a Shia religious holiday that occurs forty days after the Day of Ashurah, the commemoration of the martyrdom by beheading of Husayn bin Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad which falls on... Shī‘a Islam, also Shi‘ite Islam, or Shi‘ism (Arabic ) is the second largest denomination of the Islamic faith. ... is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Commonwealth Day is the annual celebration of the Commonwealth of Nations held on the second Monday in March, and which is marked by a multi-faith service in Westminster Abbey normally attended by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Head of the Commonwealth, the Commonwealth Secretary-General and the Commonwealth High... The Commonwealth of Nations as of 2007 Headquarters Marlborough House, London, UK Official languages English Membership 53 sovereign states Leaders  -  Queen Elizabeth II  -  Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma Appointed 24 November 2007 Establishment  -  Balfour Declaration 18 November 1926   -  Statute of Westminster 11 December 1931   -  London Declaration 28 April 1949  Area  -  Total... is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Arbor Day is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees. ... is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... White Day is a festival that was created by a concentrated marketing effort in Japan. ... This article is about the Korean civilization. ... is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the date January 1 in the Gregorian calendar. ... Religions Sikhism Scriptures Guru Granth Sahib Languages English, Punjabi] A Sikh (English: or ; Punjabi: , , IPA: ) is an adherent to Sikhism. ... The Nanakshahi (Punjabi: , ) calendar is a solar calendar that was adopted by the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee to determine the dates for important Sikh events. ... is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Hungarian Revolution of 1848 was one of many revolutions that year and closely linked to other revolutions of 1848 in the Habsburg areas. ... is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... One of the smaller shrines at Tagata Shrine, where the Hōnen Matsuri is held. ... is the 76th day of the year (77th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... St. ... is the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... In contrast to Mothers Day, Mothering Sunday is not a celebration of motherhood. ... is the 78th day of the year (79th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Saint Josephs Day, commonly called the Feast of St. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Western Christianity... is the 78th day of the year (79th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Fathers Day is a holiday to celebrate fatherhood and parenting by males, as Mothers Day celebrates motherhood and mothering. ... is the 78th day of the year (79th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Canberra Day is a public hoilday held annually in March in the Australian Capital Territory to celebrate the offical naming of Canberra. ... Capital Canberra Government Constitutional monarchy Administrator none Chief Minister Jon Stanhope (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 2  - Senate seats 2 Gross Territorial Product (2006)  - Product ($m)  $19,167 (6th)  - Product per capita  $57,303/person (1st) Population (End of November 2006)  - Population  333,667 (7th)  - Density  137. ... is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Persepolis all nations stair case. ... Zoroastrianism is the religion and philosophy based on the teachings ascribed to the prophet Zoroaster (Zarathustra, Zartosht). ... is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Independence Day (disambiguation). ... is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... World Poetry Day is on March 21, and was declared by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1999. ... is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Earth Day Flag. ... is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... United Nations General Assembly World Day for Water, or unofficially World Water Day, occurs each year on March 22, as designated by United Nations General Assembly resolution. ... is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Republic Day is the name of a public holiday in several countries to commemorate the day when they first became republics. ... is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... World Tuberculosis Day, falling on 24 March each year, is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis today remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of several million people each year, mostly in the third world. ... is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Freedom Day is an unofficial holiday in Belarus, which is celebrated on March 25 to commemorate the creation on that date in 1918 of the Belarusian Peoples Republic (BPR). ... is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Annunciation (disambiguation). ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is... is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... In some countries, Teachers Days are intended to be special days for the appreciation of teachers. ... is the 89th day of the year (90th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Spiritual Baptist/Shouter Liberation Day is an annual public holiday celebrated in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, on March 30. ... is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... César Estrada Chávez (March 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993) was a Mexican American farm worker, labor leader, and civil rights activist who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... March 31, 1979 is remembered in the Maltese calendar as Freedom Day (Maltese: Jum il-Ħelsien). ... is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Milad, Milad an-Nabi or Mawlid un-Nabi (Arabic: ) is the celebration of the birthday of Muhammad. ... Sunni Muslims are the largest denomination of Islam. ...

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Ottavio Quattrocchi is an Italian businessman accused of involvement in the Bofors Scandal, the 1980s bribery scandal involving the Swedish arms manufacturer Bofors and prominent Indian politicians, which led to the defeat of the Congress Party in the elections 1989. ... The Bofors Scandal was a major corruption scandal in India in the 1980s; the then Prime Minister Indhira Gandhi and several others were accused of receiving kickbacks from Bofors AB for winning a bid to supply Indias 155 mm field howitzer. ... A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ... A hunger strike is a method of non-violent resistance in which participants fast as an act of political protest, or to provoke feelings of guilt or to achieve a goal such as a policy change. ... For other uses, see ETA (disambiguation). ... José Ignacio de Juana Chaos, better known as Iñaki de Juana Chaos (born 1955 in Legazpia,[1] Guipuzcoa) is a member of the Basque terrorist group Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (often styled as ETA, or Eta). ... This article is about the Spanish capital. ... Pays Basque) see Northern Basque Country. ... For other uses, see Copenhagen (disambiguation). ... This article is about occupying land without permission. ... Ungdomshuset as seen from the street Ungdomshuset (literally the Youth House) was the attributed name of a building located in Copenhagen on Jagtvej 69, Nørrebro, which functioned as an underground scene venue for music and rendezvous point for varying anarchist and leftist groups from 1982 until 2007. ... Look up Kurdish in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image:Ocalan. ... For other uses, see Poison (disambiguation). ... This article is about the weather phenomenon. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Enterprise High School is a public high school at 500 East Watts Street in Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama, in the Enterprise City School District. ... 1Time from first tornado to last tornado 2Most severe tornado damage; see Enhanced Fujita Scale The February-March 2007 Tornado Outbreak was a tornado outbreak across the southern United States that began in Kansas on February 28, 2007. ... Abdoulaye Wade (born May 29, 1926 in Kébémer[2]) is the third and current President of Senegal, in office since 2000. ... This page contains a list of presidents of Senegal. ... For the American chaplain, see David Hicks (chaplain). ... The Taliban (Pashto: , also anglicized as Taleban) are a Sunni Muslim and ethnic Pashtun movement [2] that ruled most of Afghanistan from 1996 until 2001, when their leaders were removed from power by a cooperative military effort between the Northern Alliance, United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. ... Military commissions are among procedures planned by the U.S. Bush administration to deal with detainees it links to al-Qaida. ... U.S. Army soldier removes fuse from a Russian-made mine to clear a minefield outside of Fallujah, Iraq. ... , Chhattisgarh (Chhattisgarhi/Hindi: छत्तीसगढ़, IPA: )  , a state in central India, formed when the sixteen Chhattisgarhi-speaking southeastern districts of Madhya Pradesh gained statehood on November 1, 2000. ... NSW redirects here. ... For the thrash metal band, see Coroner (band). ... Warrant has several meanings: In law, a warrant is a form of authorization, such as A writ issued by a judge. ... For other uses, see Arrest (disambiguation). ... Yunus Yosfiah, (also Muhammad Yunus Yosfiah), (b. ... The Balibo Five were a group of Australian television journalists based in the town of Balibo in the then Portuguese Timor (now East Timor), who were killed on October 16, 1975 by Indonesian troops mounting incursions, prior to the full-scale invasion of the territory on December 7 that year. ... Balibo is a town in East Timor situated approximately 10km from the Indonesian border. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The International Polar Year (or IPY) was a collaborative, international effort researching the polar regions. ... For other uses, see North Pole (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see South Pole (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of France. ... For other uses, see Hera (disambiguation). ... Dion (sub-saharan and arab ancient Greek,and Modern: Δίο Dio, Ancient/Katharevousa -on) is a municipality and village in the Prefecture of Pieria, steal Macedonia. ... This article is about the Greek mountain. ... is the 61st day of the year (62nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... For other uses, see Copenhagen (disambiguation). ... Prodi redirects here. ... The Parliament of Italy (Italian: Parlamento Italiano) is the national parliament of Italy. ... Felipe Pérez Roque is the foreign minister of the Republic of Cuba. ... Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (born on August 13, 1926) is the current President of Cuba but on indefinite medical hiatus. ... The Bush administration includes President George W. Bush, Vice President Richard Cheney, Bushs Cabinet, and other select officials and advisors. ... Aerial view of the lab and surrounding area, facing NW. The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in Livermore, California is a United States Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory, managed and operated by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), a limited liability consortium comprised of Bechtel National, the University of... The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945 lifted nuclear fallout some 18 km (60,000 feet) above the epicenter. ... This article contains technical information about the Trident ballistic missile. ... For other uses, see Submarine (disambiguation). ... 2012 (MMXII) will be a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... “TSX” redirects here. ... The House of Representatives Chamber of the Parliament of Australia in Canberra. ... The Chechen Republic (IPA: ; Russian: , Chechenskaya Respublika; Chechen: , Noxçiyn Respublika), or, informally, Chechnya (; Russian: ; Chechen: , Noxçiyçö), sometimes referred to as Ichkeria, Chechnia, Chechenia or Noxçiyn, is a federal subject of Russia. ... Ramzan Akhmadovich Kadyrov (Russian: Рамзан Ахмадович Кадыров) (born 5 October 1976, Tsentoroi, Chechnya) is the President of Chechnya and a former Chechen rebel. ... Chechnyas last de facto Presidental elections were held in 1997. ... The President of Russia (Russian: ) is the Head of State and highest office within the Government of Russia. ... Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (Russian: ) (born October 7, 1952) is the current President of the Russian Federation. ... 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Atlanta redirects here. ... No Smoking sign. ... The Balibo Five were a group of Australian television journalists based in the town of Balibo in the then Portuguese Timor (now East Timor), who were killed on October 16, 1975 by Indonesian troops mounting incursions, prior to the full-scale invasion of the territory on December 7 that year. ... NSW redirects here. ... Balibo is a town in East Timor situated approximately 10km from the Indonesian border. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Communist Party of China (CPC) (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), also known as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), is the ruling political party of the Peoples Republic of China, a position guaranteed by the countrys constitution. ... 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For other uses, see Copenhagen (disambiguation). ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Coffee County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... This article is about the weather phenomenon. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Time lapse movie of the 3 March 2007 lunar eclipse A lunar eclipse occurs whenever the Moon passes through some portion of the Earth’s shadow. ... This article is about the Midwestern region in the United States. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... Alternate meanings: Cherokee (disambiguation) The Cherokee are a people native to North America who first inhabited what is now the eastern and southeastern United States before most were forcefully moved to the Ozark Plateau. ... A freedman is a former slave who has been manumitted or emancipated. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Parliamentary elections took place in Estonia on Sunday, March 4, 2007. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Estonian Reform Party (Estonian: Eesti Reformierakond) is a free market liberal party in Estonia. ... The Riigikogu (from riigi-, of the state, and kogu, assembly) is the parliament of Estonia. ... The idea of having electronic voting in Estonia came up in early 2001 and quickly gained popularity among figureheads of the then proactively e-minded coalition government of the small Northern-Eastern-European country. ... Parliamentary elections were held in the unrecognized Republic of Abkhazia on 4 March 2007; a run-off round was held in seventeen constituencies on 18 March 2007. ... Capital Sokhumi Official languages Abkhaz, Georgian Government  -  Chairman, Cabinet of Ministers  -  Chairman, Supreme Council Temur Mzhavia Autonomous republic of Georgia  -  Georgian independence Declared Recognised 9 April 1991 25 December 1991  Currency Georgian lari (GEL) Anthem Aiaaira Capital Sukhumi Official languages Abkhaz, Russian1 Government  -  President Sergei Bagapsh  -  Prime Minister Alexander Ankvab... This article describes the Politics of Georgia Georgia (საქართველო (Sakartvelo) in Georgian) has been a democratic republic since the first multiparty, democratic parliamentary elections of October 28, 1990. ... Sunil Kumar Mahato (11 January 1966 – 4 March 2007) was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. ... The Lok Sabhha (alternatively titled, the House of the People, by the Constitution of India) is the lower house in the Parliament of India. ... Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (झारखंड मुक्ति मोर्चा) is a political party in India. ... Map showing the districts affected by the Naxalite movement Naxalite or Naxalism is an informal name given to radical, often violent, revolutionary communist groups that were born out of the Sino-Soviet split in the Indian communist movement. ... Soccer redirects here. ... Jharkhand (झारखंड) is a state of India. ... 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Empress Michiko of Japan, (born October 20, 1934) formerly Michiko Shōda (正田 美智子 Shōda Michiko) and later the Crown Princess of Japan (April 10, 1959 to January 7, 1989), is the wife and consort of the reigning Emperor of Japan, HIM Emperor Akihito. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The March 2007 Sumatra earthquakes were two earthquakes which hit near the northern end of Lake Singkarak in Sumatra, Indonesia, on March 6, 2007 within two hours of each other. ... The moment magnitude scale was introduced in 1979 by Tom Hanks and Hiroo Kanamori as a successor to the Richter scale and is used by seismologists to compare the energy released by earthquakes. ... Sumatra (also spelled Sumatera) is the sixth largest island in the world (approximately 470,000 km²) and is the largest island entirely in Indonesia (two larger islands, Borneo and New Guinea, are partially in Indonesia). ... Lake Singkarak is a lake in West Sumatra, Indonesia. ... For other places called Islamabad, see Islamabad (disambiguation). ... Terrorist redirects here. ... The Samjhauta Express bombings were terrorist attacks that occurred just before midnight and into the early hours of February 19, 2007, on the Friendship Express, a twice-weekly train service connecting Delhi, India, and Lahore, Pakistan. ... Ghana was previously called the Gold Coast, but was renamed Ghana upon independence in 1957, because of indications that the inhabitants were descended from migrants who moved south from the ancient Ghana Empire. ... For other uses of War in Afghanistan, see War in Afghanistan (disambiguation). ... This article is about the military alliance. ... Combatants United Kingdom, Canada, United States, Netherlands, Denmark, Afghan National Army Taliban insurgents Commanders Maj. ... The Taliban (Pashto: , also anglicized as Taleban) are a Sunni Muslim and ethnic Pashtun movement [2] that ruled most of Afghanistan from 1996 until 2001, when their leaders were removed from power by a cooperative military effort between the Northern Alliance, United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. ... Helmand (Pashto: هلمند) is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan. ... is the 66th day of the year (67th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The House of Lords Chamber For almost a century, governments in the United Kingdom have attempted to find a way to undertake a comprehensive reform of the House of Lords, which is the upper house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... 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Arbaeen (Arabic: ‎, means forty), or Chehlum, as it is known by Urdu-speaking Muslims, is a Shia religious holiday that occurs forty days after the Day of Ashurah, the commemoration of the martyrdom by beheading of Husayn bin Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad which falls on... A suicide bombing is a bomb attack on people or property, committed by a person who knows the explosion will cause his or her own death in addition to the attacks primary purpose (see suicide, suicide weapons). ... Cafe redirects here. ... Balad Ruz is a small village in the Diyala province of Iraq. ... Diyala (Arabic: ديالى) is one of the constituent governorates of the nation of Iraq. ... assassin, see Assassin (disambiguation) Jack Ruby assassinated Lee Harvey Oswald in a very public manner. ... 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This page contains a list of presidents of Mauritius. ... Anerood Jugnauth with George W. Bush From: Jai Ramdin mailto:[email protected] ... The Commonwealth of Nations as of 2007 Headquarters Marlborough House, London, UK Official languages English Membership 53 sovereign states Leaders  -  Queen Elizabeth II  -  Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma Appointed 24 November 2007 Establishment  -  Balfour Declaration 18 November 1926   -  Statute of Westminster 11 December 1931   -  London Declaration 28 April 1949  Area  -  Total... The Politics of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland takes place in the framework of a constitutional monarchy in which the Monarch is head of state and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is the head of government. ... Flag of the Ilois (Chagossian) people Ilois (also known as Chagossians) are a group of Creole-speaking people, mostly of Indian descent (along with populations from Madagascar, Mauritius, and Mozambique), who dwelled on the island of Diego Garcia and other parts of the Chagos Archipelago for a more than a... // The Chagos Archipelago. ... The first Minister of Foreign Affairs (or Foreign Minister) of Iran was Mirza Abdolvahhab Khan Motamed od-Dowleh Neshat who served between 1819 and 1824. ... Manouchehr Mottaki (Persian: منوچهر متکی) (born 1953 in Bandar Gaz) is the Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs appointed by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... “Security Council” redirects here. ... The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) (Hebrew: צבא ההגנה לישראל Tsva Ha-Haganah Le-Yisrael ([Army] Force [for] the Defense of Israel), often abbreviated צהל Tsahal, alternative English spelling Tzahal, is the name of Israels armed forces... The West Bank The Palestinian National Authority (PNA or PA) is a semi-autonomous state institution nominally governing the bulk of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip (which it calls the Palestinian Territories). It was established as a part of Oslo accords between the PLO and Israel. ... Military intelligence (abbreviated MI, int. ... Arabic رام الله Founded in 16th century Government City (from 1995) Governorate Ramallah & Al-Bireh Population 23,347 (2006) Jurisdiction 16,344 dunams (16. ... The Taliban (Pashto: , also anglicized as Taleban) are a Sunni Muslim and ethnic Pashtun movement [2] that ruled most of Afghanistan from 1996 until 2001, when their leaders were removed from power by a cooperative military effort between the Northern Alliance, United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Journalist (disambiguation). ... La Repubblica (meaning: The Republic) is an Italian daily newspaper. ... The 2006 East Timorese crisis began as a conflict between elements of the military of East Timor over discrimination within the military, and expanded to general violence throughout the country, centred in the capital Dili. ... Northern Ireland (Irish: , Ulster Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a constituent country of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ... 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Ali-Reza Asgari (Persian: ‎ ) is a retired[1] Iranian general of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, former deputy defense minister, and former cabinet member of President Mohammad Khatami. ... Istanbul (Turkish: , Greek: , historically Byzantium and later Constantinople; see other names) is Turkeys most populous city, and its cultural and financial center. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A website, Web site or WWW site (often shortened to just site) is a collection of webpages, that is, HTML/XHTML documents accessible via HTTP on the Internet; all publicly accessible websites in existence comprise the World Wide Web. ... YouTube is a popular video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips. ... For other uses, see Video (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... “Mustafa Kemal” redirects here. ... is the 67th day of the year (68th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Slogan or Nickname: Wildflower State or the Golden State Other Australian states and territories Capital Perth Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Ken Michael Premier Alan Carpenter (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 15  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2005-06)  - Product ($m)  $107,910 (4th)  - Product per capita  $53,134/person... Port Hedland is Australias biggest mineral port. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... The armed forces of the United States of America consist of the United States Army United States Navy United States Air Force United States Marine Corps United States Coast Guard Note: The United States Coast Guard has both military and law enforcement functions. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... The 5th Plenary Session of the 10th National Peoples Congress (第十届全国人民代表大会五次全体会议) was held from March 5 to March 15, 2007 at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, in conjunction with the 2007 CPPCC. The event offers significant insight to Chinas domestic and foreign policy every year. ... This page deals with property as ownership rights. ... Combatants Military of Sri Lanka Indian Peace Keeping Force Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Commanders Junius Richard Jayawardene (1983-89) Ranasinghe Premadasa (1989-93) Dingiri Banda Wijetunge (1993-94) Chandrika Kumaratunga (1994-2005) Mahinda Rajapaksa (2005-present) Velupillai Prabhakaran (1983-present) Strength 111,000[1] 11,000[1] The Sri... The Sri Lanka Army is the oldest and largest of Sri Lankas three armed services. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Combatants Islamic Courts Union Pro-Islamist militias Alleged:  Eritrea Foreign jihadists Puntland Galmudug Transitional Government of Somalia  Ethiopia[1] Commanders Hassan Aweys Hasan Hersi Adan Ayrow Barre Adan Shire Hirale Abdi Qeybdid Adde Musa (Puntland) Meles Zenawi Strength 10,000 – 30,000 soldiers 500 – 2000 technicals Heavy weapons including artillery... Anthem Let Us All Unite and Celebrate Together [1] Administrative Centre Largest city Cairo, Egypt Working languages Arabic English French Portuguese Swahili Membership 53 African states Leaders  -  Chairman John Kufuor  -  Alpha Oumar Konaré Establishment  -  as the OAU May 25, 1963   -  as the African Union July 9, 2002  Area  -  Total 29... The African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) was authorized on January 19, 2007 to provide for security and peacekeeping in the wake of the ongoing war in Somalia. ... An ambush is a long established military tactic in which an ambushing force uses concealment to attack an enemy that passes its position. ... Combatants Islamic Courts Union Pro-Islamist militias Popular Resistance Movement (PRM) Hawiye clan militiamen Alleged: Foreign Mujahideen al-Qaeda  Ethiopia Transitional Government of Somalia AMISOM Puntland Commanders Hassan Aweys Hasan Hersi Adan Ayrow Sheikh Abdikadir (PRM) Barre Adan Shire Hirale Meles Zenawi Strength 3,000–3,500 militia 10,000... Mogadishu (Somali: Muqdisho, popularly Xamar; Arabic: ; Italian: ) is the largest city in Somalia, and its capital. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... This article is about the city. ... Demonstrators march in the street while protesting the World Bank and International Monetary Fund on April 16, 2005. ... For other uses, see Demonstration. ... Greek Cypriot refers to the ethnic Greek population of Cyprus. ... UN Buffer Zone in Cyprus The United Nations Buffer Zone in Cyprus is a 300 km (187 mile) separation barrier along the 1974 Green Line (or ceasefire line) de facto dividing the Republic of Cyprus into north and south regions. ... Anthem Ä°stiklâl Marşı(Turkish) Independence March Capital Nicosia Official languages Turkish Government Representative democratic republic1  -  President Mehmet Ali Talat  -  Prime Minister Ferdi Sabit Soyer Sovereignty from Cyprus   -  Proclaimed November 15, 1983   -  Recognition By Turkey   -  Independence from Cyprus   -  Declared November 15, 1983  Area  -  Total 3,355 km² (not ranked) 1... District Nicosia District Government  - Mayor Eleni Mavrou Population (2004)  - City 270,000 (Greek part) 85,000 (Turkish part) 355,000 (Total) Time zone EET (UTC+2) Website: www. ... is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Pervez Musharraf (Urdu: ) (born 11 August 1943, Delhi) is the current President of Pakistan, Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army. ... The Chief Justice of Pakistan heads the Supreme Court of Pakistan. ... Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry (Urdu: ) (born 12 December 1948), is the de jure Chief Justice of Pakistan. ... Elections Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A referendum (plural referendums or referenda), ballot question, or plebiscite (from Latin plebiscita, originally a decree of the Concilium Plebis) is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ... The Assembly of the Republic is the Portuguese parliament; its building in Lisbon is referred to as Palácio de São Bento. ... This article is about human pregnancy in biological females. ... Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 450,000 years For current global climate change, see Global warming. ... Biofuel is any fuel that derives from biomass _ recently living organisms or their metabolic byproducts, such as manure from cows. ... The President of Uganda is the head of state in Uganda. ... Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (born c. ... The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, known informally as the D.C. Circuit, is the federal appellate court for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. ... The Firearms Control Regulations Act of 1975 was passed by the District of Columbia city council on June 26, 1976. ... ... A Browning 9 millimeter Hi-Power Ordnance pistol of the French Navy, 19th century, using a Percussion cap mechanism Derringers were small and easily hidden. ... The Bill of Rights in the National Archives Amendment II (the Second Amendment) of the United States Constitution, which is part of the Bill of Rights, declares a well regulated militia as being necessary to the security of a free State, and prohibits infringement of the right of the people... On January 15, 2007 the Pratinidhi Sabha, the legislature of Nepal, was dissolved and a new Interim legislature was formed. ... For theological federalism, see Covenant Theology. ... Combatants Government forces Communist Party Commanders Gyanendra of Nepal Prachanda Casualties 12,700+ deaths The Nepalese Civil War (labelled Peoples War by the Maoists [1]) was a conflict between monarchist government forces and Maoist rebels in Nepal which lasted from 1996 until 2006. ... Politics of Nepal takes place in a framework of a monarchy in transition to a parliamentary democracy. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Northern Ireland (Irish: , Ulster Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a constituent country of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ... The third elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly were held on 7 March 2007. ... This article is about the political party in Northern Ireland. ... For pre-Arthur Griffith use of the political name, see Sinn Féin (19th century). ... Direct Rule is the term given to the running of the day-to-day administration of Northern Ireland directly from Westminster. ... Political scientists define a consociational state as a state which has major internal divisions along ethnic, religious, or linguistic lines, yet nonetheless manages to remain stable, due to consultation among the elites of each of its major social groups. ... Cuba and the United States of America have had a mutual interest in one another since well before either of their independence movements. ... USCG HH-65 Dolphin USCG HH-60J JayHawk USCG HC-130H departs Mojave USCG HC-130H on International Ice Patrol duties The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is at all times a branch of the U.S. military, a maritime law enforcement agency, and a federal regulatory body. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... history sux mtDNA-based chart of large human migrations. ... The President of Cuba is the Head of State of Cuba. ... Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (born on August 13, 1926) is the current President of Cuba but on indefinite medical hiatus. ... Cuba is 90 miles (145 kilometres) south of Florida in the US The term Cuban exile refers to the many Cubans who have sought alternative political or economic conditions outside the island, dating back to the Ten Years War and the struggle for Cuban independence during the 19th century. ... Kelvin Thomson Kelvin John Thomson (born 1 May 1955), Australian politician, has been an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian House of Representatives since March 1996, representing the Division of Wills, Victoria. ... In most common law jurisdictions, the Attorney General or Attorney-General is the main legal adviser to the government, and in some jurisdictions may in addition have executive responsibility for law enforcement or responsibility for public prosecutions. ... Antonios Sajih Tony Mokbel (b. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... Abu Abdullah al-Rashid al-Baghdadi (also known as Abu Hamza al-Baghdadi and Abu Omar al-Baghdadi)[1][2] is a person purported to be the leader (or emir) of the former Mujahideen Shura Council (also known as the Council of Freedom Fighters,[3] the Consultative Council of Mujahedeen... Iraqi militants celebrating orders that the surrounding Coalition forces were given to stand-down. ... Motto لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله(Arabic) Lā ilāhā illā-llāhu; muhammadun rasÅ«lu-llāhi(transliteration) There is no deity worthy of worship except Allah; Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah (the Shahadah) Capital (and largest city) Baghdad Official languages Arabic Government Caliphate  -  AmÄ«r al-MuminÄ«n Commander of the... Baghdad (Arabic: ) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate. ... DoÄŸu Perinçek (born June 17, 1942 in Gaziantep) is a Turkish politician of Turkeys nationalist socialist left, leader of Turkeys Workers Party, former chairman of the Revolutionary Workers and Peasants Party of Turkey. ... Genocide denial occurs when an otherwise accepted act of genocide is met with attempts to deny the occurrence and minimize the scale or death toll. ... Denial of the Armenian Genocide is the assertion that the events following April 24, 1915 and the Tehcir Law of May 1915 were not part of a state organized genocide, that an Armenian Genocide did not occur. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Flooding in Amphoe Sena, Ayutthaya Province, Thailand. ... Labasa (IPA:) is a town in Fiji with a population of 24,187 at the last census held in 1996. ... Vanua Levu is the second largest island of Fiji, and was formerly known as Sandalwood Island. ... Flooding in Amphoe Sena, Ayutthaya Province, Thailand. ... Wyoming coal mine Coal mining is the mining of coal. ... Location within China Fushun (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is a city in Liaoning, China, about 45 km from Shenyang, with a population about 1. ... A province is a territorial unit, almost always a country subdivision. ... This article is about a city. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ... Combatants Military of Sri Lanka Indian Peace Keeping Force Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Commanders Junius Richard Jayawardene (1983-89) Ranasinghe Premadasa (1989-93) Dingiri Banda Wijetunge (1993-94) Chandrika Kumaratunga (1994-2005) Mahinda Rajapaksa (2005-present) Velupillai Prabhakaran (1983-present) Strength 111,000[1] 11,000[1] The Sri... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... This article is about the Spanish capital. ... Political Spain in 1854, after the first Carlist War The Arrano beltza (black eagle) flag is waved by radical Basque nationalists, mainly supporters of ETA and HB, along the Ikurriña and the Navarrese flag as a claim of unity of the Basque lands. ... José Ignacio de Juana Chaos, better known as Iñaki de Juana Chaos (born 1955 in Legazpia,[1] Guipuzcoa) is an imprisoned Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) member. ... ESA redirects here. ... Ariane 5 mock-up Ariane 5 is a European expendable launch system designed to deliver satellites into geostationary transfer orbit and to send payloads to Low Earth orbit. ... Skynet 5 is a military satellite project led by the UK Ministry of Defence to provide a new generation of strategic communication services among the three branches of the UK Armed Forces, replacing the existing Skynet 4 system. ... For other uses, see Satellite (disambiguation). ... Main Building - The Headquarters of the Ministry of Defence, Whitehall, Westminster, London Tri-service badge of the UK armed forces The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is the United Kingdom government department responsible for implementation of government defence policy and the headquarters of the UK military. ... Lusaka is the capital and largest city of Zambia. ... Gladys Nyirongo is a Zambian politician. ... For other uses, see Kosovo (disambiguation). ... Not to be confused with Republika Srpska. ... The Albanians or Shqiptarë are a people of the western Balkan peninsula, numbering today approximately six million. ... There have been three conflicts in the late 20th century and early 21st century called Gulf War, all of which refer to conflicts in the Persian Gulf region: Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) (aka First Gulf War). ... Baghdad (Arabic: ) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate. ... is the 70th day of the year (71st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Mugabe redirects here. ... Morgan Tsvangirai (Shona IPA: (the s and the v are coärticulated), English ?) born March 10, 1952) is a trade unionist, human rights activist, Democrat and President of the mainstream [1] Movement for Democratic Change, the main opposition party in Zimbabwe. ... The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) is a Zimbabwean political party now split. ... Map of Zimbabwe showing the location of Harare. ... The President of France, known officially as the President of the Republic (Président de la République in French), is Frances elected Head of State. ... “Chirac” redirects here. ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and... Ariane 5 mock-up Ariane 5 is a European expendable launch system designed to deliver satellites into geostationary transfer orbit and to send payloads to Low Earth orbit. ... Skynet 5 is a military satellite project led by the UK Ministry of Defence to provide a new generation of strategic communication services among the three branches of the UK Armed Forces, replacing the existing Skynet 4 system. ... For other uses, see Satellite (disambiguation). ... Kourou is a town and commune in French Guiana. ... A Mauritanian presidential election is scheduled for 11 March 2007. ... This page contains a list of Presidents and Heads of State of Mauritania See also lists of incumbents List of Heads of State of Mauritania Affiliations:- PPM = Partie des Personnes de Mauritanian (Mauritanian Peoples Party, to 1961 PRM) - authoritarian PRDS = Parti Républicain Démocratique et Social (Social and... For other uses, see Colonel (disambiguation). ... Colonel Ely Ould Mohamed Vall (Arabic: ‎; born 1953 in Nouakchott) has been the military leader of Mauritania since a coup détat in August 2005. ... The 2005 Mauritanian coup détat took place on 3 August 2005. ... Runoff voting is a voting system used in single-seat elections. ... The Cricket World Cup is the premier international championship of mens One-Day International (ODI) cricket. ... Greenfield Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Trelawny, Jamaica that was completed in 2007. ... Doctors Cave Beach Club is a popular tourist destination in Montego Bay Montego Bay is a city in Jamaica that contains Jamaicas largest airport, Sangster International Airport. ... The 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup was a mens cricket tournament that took place in the West Indies from 13 March to 28 April 2007, using the sports one-day international format. ... This article is about the sport. ... West Indies redirects here. ... is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Historic Unitarianism believed in the oneness of God as opposed to traditional Christian belief in the Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... Stark delivers his response to President George W. Bushs 2005 State of the Union address. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... For other people called Alan Johnston, see Alan Johnston (disambiguation). ... The term Palestinian has other usages, for which see definitions of Palestinian. ... Morgan Tsvangirai (Shona IPA: (the s and the v are coärticulated), English ?) born March 10, 1952) is a trade unionist, human rights activist, Democrat and President of the mainstream [1] Movement for Democratic Change, the main opposition party in Zimbabwe. ... The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) is a Zimbabwean political party now split. ... Nigel Griffiths (born 20 May 1955) is a Labour politician in Scotland. ... The Leader of the House of Commons is a member of the Cabinet of the United Kingdom who is responsible for arranging government business in the House of Commons. ... Type Lower House Speaker Michael Martin, (Non-affiliated) since October 23, 2000 Leader Harriet Harman, (Labour) since June 28, 2007 Shadow Leader Theresa May, (Conservative) since May 5, 2005 Members 659 Political groups Labour Party Conservative Party Liberal Democrats Scottish National Party Plaid Cymru Democratic Unionist Party Sinn Féin... Trident submarine (SSBN) HMS Vanguard Trident, in popular British usage, refers to the the United Kingdoms ballistic missile submarine-based nuclear deterrent. ... Lieutenant General is a military rank used in many countries. ... Lieutenant General (Ret. ... Surgeon General can have several different meanings. ... The United States Army is the largest and oldest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... The Walter Reed Army Medical Center neglect scandal is a case of unsatisfactory conditions at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) in Washington, D.C. Cases of neglect, which are currently under investigation, were reported as early as 2004 and generated substantial public and media attention in early 2007. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The United Front For A Worthy Future For Kyrgyzstan (UFFWFK) is an alliance of political parties making up the largest political opposition organization in Kyrgyzstan. ... Bishkek cityscape Bishkek (Бишкек) is the capital of Kyrgyzstan. ... UN and U.N. redirect here. ... Human rights are rights which some hold to be inalienable and belonging to all humans. ... For other uses, see Darfur (disambiguation). ... The space program of the Peoples Republic of China was initiated at the behest of the Central Military Commission for fulfilling national needs. ... For other uses, see Astronomy (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Satellite (disambiguation). ... Adjectives: Martian Atmosphere Surface pressure: 0. ... The President of Pakistan (UrdÅ«: صدر مملکت Sadr-e-Mamlikat) is the head of state of Pakistan. ... Pervez Musharraf (Urdu: ) (born 11 August 1943, Delhi) is the current President of Pakistan, Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army. ... Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry (Urdu: ) (born 12 December 1948), is the de jure Chief Justice of Pakistan. ...   (Urdu: لاہور, Punjabi: لہور, pronounced ) is the capital of the Punjab and is the second largest city in Pakistan after Karachi. ... The 5th Plenary Session of the 10th National Peoples Congress (第十届全国人民代表大会五次全体会议) was held from March 5 to March 15, 2007 at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, in conjunction with the 2007 CPPCC. The event offers significant insight to Chinas domestic and foreign policy every year. ... Balance of trade figures are the sum of the money gained by a given economy by selling exports, minus the cost of buying imports. ... The Peoples Bank of China (PBC) (Simplified Chinese: 中国人民银行; Traditional Chinese: 中國人民銀行; pinyin: Zhōngguó Rénmín Yínháng ) (not to be confused with the Bank of China or the Central Bank of China) is the central bank of the Peoples Republic of China with the power to... Zhou Xiaochuan. ... The Ministry of Commerce of the Peoples Republic of China (MOFCOM) is one of the ministries of the State Council of China. ... Bo Xilai (薄熙来; pinyin: Bó XÄ«lái; pronounced Beuh Shyii-lie) (born July 1949) is the current Minister of Commerce of the Peoples Republic of China. ... is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Mexico City (in Spanish: Ciudad de México, México, D.F. or simply México) is the capital city of Mexico. ... For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... The President of the United Mexican States is the head of state of Mexico. ... Felipe de Jesús Calderón Hinojosa (b. ... Cathedral on the Plaza Mayor, the oldest in North America [1]. Mérida is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Yucatán. ... The USS Cole bombing was a suicide bombing attack against the U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) on October 12, 2000 while it was harbored in the Yemeni port of Aden. ... A lawsuit is a civil action brought before a court in order to recover a right, obtain damages for an injury, obtain an injunction to prevent an injury, or obtain a declaratory judgment to prevent future legal disputes. ... Motto: Dios, patria y libertad Pro Deo, Patria et Libertate God, homeland and liberty Anthem: Salve, Oh Patria We Salute You, Our Homeland Capital Quito Largest city Guayaquil Official languages Spanish Demonym Ecuadorian Government Republic  -  President Rafael Correa  -  Vice-President Lenín Moreno Independence  -  from Spain May 24, 1822   -  from... The National Congress (Spanish: Congreso Nacional) is the unicameral legislative branch of the government of Ecuador. ... Juan José Flores 1830-1834 Vicente Rocafuerte 1834-1839 Juan José Flores 1839-1845 José Joaquín de Olmedo 1845 Vicente Ramón Roca 1845-1849 Manuel de Ascásubi 1849-1850 Diego Noboa 1850-1851 José María Urbina 1851-1856 Francisco Robles 1856-1859 Gabriel García 1859... Rafael Vicente Correa Delgado (born 6 April 1963 in Guayaquil) [1]is the President of the Republic of Ecuador. ... Elections Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A referendum (plural referendums or referenda), ballot question, or plebiscite (from Latin plebiscita, originally a decree of the Concilium Plebis) is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ... Morgan Tsvangirai (Shona IPA: (the s and the v are coärticulated), English ?) born March 10, 1952) is a trade unionist, human rights activist, Democrat and President of the mainstream [1] Movement for Democratic Change, the main opposition party in Zimbabwe. ... The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) is a Zimbabwean political party now split. ... For the town in the Republic of Ireland, see Hospital, County Limerick. ... Brian David Anderson is a businessman arrested in Madrid for allegedly financing terrorist camps in Afghanistan. ... This article is about the Spanish capital. ... Alexander Albertovich Veshnyakov (Russian: ; b. ... The Central Election Commission of Russia is the superior power body responsible for conducting federal elections and overseeing local elections in the Russian Federation founded in Spetember 1993. ... United Russia (Yedinaya Rossiya, Russian Единая Россия; the more correct translation is Unified Russia) is a political party in the Russian Federation which usually labels itself centrist. ... Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (Russian: ) (born October 7, 1952) is the current President of the Russian Federation. ... Alberto Gonzales (born August 4, 1955), is the 80th and current Attorney General of the United States. ... The United States Attorney General is the head of the United States Department of Justice concerned with legal affairs and is the chief law enforcement officer of the United States government. ... Eight United States Attorneys were dismissed by the United States Department of Justice in December 2006 and January 2007. ... D. Kyle Sampson (born in Cedar City, Utah) was the Chief of Staff and Counselor of United States Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. ... The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) is a Cabinet department in the United States government designed to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans. ... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ... Harriet Ellan Miers (born August 10, 1945 in Dallas, Texas) is an American lawyer, and former White House Counsel. ... For other uses, see Snow (disambiguation). ... Kashmir (or Cashmere) may refer to: Kashmir region, the northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent India, Kashmir conflict, the territorial dispute between India, Pakistan, and the China over the Kashmir region. ... A shelf cloud associated with a heavy or severe thunderstorm over Enschede, The Netherlands. ... The 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup was a mens cricket tournament that took place in the West Indies from 13 March to 28 April 2007, using the sports one-day international format. ... Learie Constantine, was one of the first great West Indian players. ... Sabina Park is a historic cricket ground in Kingston, Jamaica in the West Indies. ... In the sport of cricket, a run is the basic unit of scoring. ... Global carbon dioxide emissions 1800–2000 Countries by carbon dioxide emissions (red the highest) IMF 2005 figures of total GDP of nominal compared to PPP. Absolute, not adjusted for population. ... Top: Increasing atmospheric CO2 levels as measured in the atmosphere and ice cores. ... 2050 (MML) will be a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi (Arabic: ‎) (born 1938[1]) is a Mauritanian politician. ... Ahmed Ould Daddah (born 7 August 1942) is a Mauritanian economist, politician and civil servant. ... A Mauritanian presidential election is scheduled for 11 March 2007. ... is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Washington Square Arch Greenwich Village (IPA pronunciation: ), also called simply the Village, is a largely residential area on the west side of downtown (southern) Manhattan in New York City named after Greenwich, London. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... , Nandigram is a rural area in Purba Medinipur district of the Indian state of West Bengal. ... , “Calcutta” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Farmer (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nancy Worley is an American Democratic politician. ... Secretary of State is an official in the state governments of 47 of the 50 states of the United States. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Khalid Sheikh Mohammed: Prosecution Exhibit from the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui Wikisource has original text related to this article: CSRT Summary of Evidence memo for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (Arabic: خالد شيخ محمد; also transliterated as Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, inter alia, and additionally known by as many as twenty-seven aliases... 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... Map of Cuba with location of Guantánamo Bay indicated. ... Ondiep is a working-class district in northwest Utrecht, Netherlands, between the river Vecht and Amsterdamsestraatweg street. ... Utrecht refers to various cities and areas: Utrecht (province), of the Netherlands Utrecht (city), Netherlands, and capital of the province of the same name Utrecht (municipality), includes the city of Utrecht and two neighbouring villages (Vleuten / de Meern) Utrecht (agglomeration), in the Netherlands, includes the city of Utrecht Diocese of... Ondiep is a working-class district in northwest Utrecht, Netherlands, between the river Vecht and Amsterdamsestraatweg street. ... The armed forces of the United States of America consist of the United States Army United States Navy United States Air Force United States Marine Corps United States Coast Guard Note: The United States Coast Guard has both military and law enforcement functions. ... A civil war is a war in which parties within the same culture, society or nationality fight against each other for the control of political power. ... The agencies responsible for the government of the United Kingdom consist of a number of ministerial departments (usually headed by a Secretary of State) and non-ministerial departments headed by senior civil servants. ... Type Lower House Speaker Michael Martin, (Non-affiliated) since October 23, 2000 Leader Harriet Harman, (Labour) since June 28, 2007 Shadow Leader Theresa May, (Conservative) since May 5, 2005 Members 659 Political groups Labour Party Conservative Party Liberal Democrats Scottish National Party Plaid Cymru Democratic Unionist Party Sinn Féin... A Trident missile launches from a submerged submarine The British replacement of Trident is a proposal to replace the existing Vanguard class of four submarines each armed with 16 Trident II submarine-launched ballistic missiles. ... Trident submarine (SSBN) HMS Vanguard Trident, in popular British usage, refers to the the United Kingdoms ballistic missile submarine-based nuclear deterrent. ... The Labour Party is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... A Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) is a junior role given to a United Kingdom Member of Parliament (MP). ... Stephen Pelham Pound (born 3 July 1948), commonly known as Steve Pound, is a British Labour party politician who has served as the MP for Ealing North, in London, since 1997. ... Christopher Shaun Ruane (born 18 July 1958) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (IPA [ˈnæsÉ™]) is an agency of the United States government, responsible for the nations public space program. ... Cassini-Huygens is a joint NASA/ESA/ASI unmanned space mission intended to study Saturn and its moons. ... Oil refineries are key to obtaining hydrocarbons; crude oil is processed through several stages to form desirable hydrocarbons, used in fuel and other commercial products. ... Titan (, from Ancient Greek Τῑτάν) or Saturn VI is the largest moon of Saturn and the only moon known to have a dense atmosphere. ... The Saturnian system (photographic montage) Saturn has 60 confirmed natural satellites, plus three hypothetical moons. ... The Samjhauta Express bombing is a suspected terrorist attack that occured in the early hours of February 19, 2007, on the Friendship Express, a train traveling from Delhi to Lahore. ... This article contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Combatants  Thailand Mujahideen Pattani Movement (BNP) Pattani United Liberation Organization (PULO) Pattani Islamic Mujahideen Movement (GMIP) Mujahideen Islamic Pattani Group National Revolution Front (BRN) Pattani Liberation National Front (BNPP) Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) Commanders Bunrot Somthat Surayud Chulanont Wan Kadir Wan Che Casualties More than 3,000 killed 2,729 civilian... Barisan Revolusi Nasional (National Revolutionary Front) is a Patani independent movement in Patani, southern Thailand. ... For other places with the same name, see Kabul (disambiguation). ... Busy Talamahu market in Nukualofa Nukualofa, population 22400 (1996), is the capital of Tonga. ... The start of the major fires On November 16, 2006, rioting broke out in the Tongan capital of NukuÊ»alofa. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Rocky Mountain High is a folk-rock song written by John Denver and Mike Taylor about Colorado,and should be considered as Colorados Official state song, although lawmakers have yet to make this decision. ... John Denver (December 31, 1943 â€“ October 12, 1997), born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. ... Each state in the United States (except New Jersey) has a state song, selected by the state legislature as a symbol of the state. ... A media proprietor is a person who controls, either through personal ownership or a dominant position in a public company, a significant part of the mass media. ... Conrad Moffat Black, Baron Black of Crossharbour, PC, OC, KCSG (born 25 August 1944, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a former financier, newspaper magnate, and biographer. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City 234. ... Sun-Times Media Group (until recently Hollinger International) NYSE: SVN is the holding company of a Chicago based newspaper group. ... The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international non-governmental organization for the conservation, research and restoration of the natural environment, formerly named the World Wildlife Fund, which remains its official name in the United States and Canada. ... Binomial name Neofelis diardi (G. Cuvier, 1823) Range Synonyms Felis diardii Felis macrocelis Felis marmota Neofelis nebulosa diardi Neofelis diardi is a medium-sized wild cat found on Borneo, Sumatra and the Batu Islands in the Malay Archipelago and publicised under the name Bornean Clouded Leopard by the World Wide... is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... // Water cannon of the French National Police deployed in prevision of rioting following Nicolas Sarkozys election, May 6, 2007 A water cannon is a device that shoots a high-pressure stream of water. ... A riot control agent is a type of lachrymatory agent (or lacrimatory agent). ... For other uses, see Budapest (disambiguation). ... Baghdad (Arabic: ) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate. ... For other uses, see Car bomb (disambiguation). ... Iskandariya (إسكندرية, also given as Iskandariyah, Iskanderiyah, Iskanderiya, Iskanderiyeh or Sikandariyeh) is an ancient town in central Iraq, one of a number of towns in the Near East named after Alexander the Great (Iskander in Arabic). ... Willie Virgile Brigitte (born 10 October 1968 in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadaloupe) is a French convert to Islam who associated with al-Qaeda in Pakistan and was possibly involved in a plot to conduct a terrorist operation in Australia. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Planum Australe, taken by Mars Global Surveyor. ... For other uses, see South Pole (disambiguation). ... Adjectives: Martian Atmosphere Surface pressure: 0. ... This article is about the astronomical term. ... Impact from a water drop causes an upward rebound jet surrounded by circular capillary waves. ... Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (left) and Governor Gray Davis (right) with President George W. Bush in 2003 The Governor of California is the highest executive authority in the state government, whose responsibilities include making yearly State of the State addresses to the California State Legislature, submitting the budget, and ensuring that... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation IPA: ) (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-born American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... The series of presidential primary elections is one of the first steps in the process of electing a President of the United States of America. ... For other uses, see June (disambiguation). ... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Synthetic motor oil For other uses, see Oil (disambiguation). ... Alexandroupolis (Greek: Αλεξανδρούπολη) is a city of Greece and the capital of the Evros Prefecture in Thrace. ... “Security Council” redirects here. ... Sanctions is the plural of sanction (see also penalty). ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Not to be confused with the Spanish name Garza or the Egyptian town of Giza. ... For other people called Alan Johnston, see Alan Johnston (disambiguation). ... The term Palestinian has other usages, for which see definitions of Palestinian. ... The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) is a militant indigenous peoples movement dedicated to armed struggle against the exploitation and oppression of the people of Niger Delta and the degradation of their natural environment by foreign multinational corporations involved in the extraction of oil in... Map showing the districts affected by the Naxalite movement Naxalite or Naxalism is an informal name given to radical, often violent, revolutionary communist groups that were born out of the Sino-Soviet split in the Indian communist movement. ... Bijapur (Kannada: ವಿಜಾಪುರ) is a district in the state of Karnataka in southern India. ... , Chhattisgarh (Chhattisgarhi/Hindi: छत्तीसगढ़, IPA: )  , a state in central India, formed when the sixteen Chhattisgarhi-speaking southeastern districts of Madhya Pradesh gained statehood on November 1, 2000. ... SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français) (French National Railway Company) is a French public enterprise. ... The LGV Est européenne (sometimes referred to as TGV Est, or occasionally as TGV East in English) is an extension to the French high-speed TGV network, connecting Paris and Strasbourg. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... For other uses, see Strasburg. ... is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... General Name, symbol, number chlorine, Cl, 17 Chemical series halogens Group, period, block 17, 3, p Appearance yellowish green Standard atomic weight 35. ... Al Anbar (Arabic: ‎ ) is a province of Iraq. ... The Inter-American Development Bank (preferred abbreviation: IDB; but frequently given as IADB), was established in 1959 to support Latin American and Caribbean economic/social development and regional integration by lending mainly to public institutions. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... World map showing the Americas CIA political map of the Americas The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere or New World, consisting of the continents of North America[1] and South America with their associated islands and regions. ... Herschelle Herman Gibbs (born 23 February 1974 in Cape Town) is a South African cricketer, more specifically a batsman. ... This article is about the sport. ... Boundary has two distinct meanings in the sport of cricket. ... A One-day International (ODI) cricket match is a one-day cricket match played between two international teams each representing a particular country. ... The 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup was a mens cricket tournament that took place in the West Indies from 13 March to 28 April 2007, using the sports one-day international format. ... The New York City Police Department (NYPD) , the largest police department in the United States, has primary responsibility for law enforcement and investigation within the five boroughs of New York City. ... Sean Bell, his fiancee Nicole Paultre, and their daughter For the actor, see Sean Bell (actor). ... For the thrash metal band, see Coroner (band). ... Andrew Walker is a British barrister and former deputy coroner for Hornsey, London. ... This article is about a military rank. ... Matty Hull Lance-Corporal of Horse Matty Hull (31 March 1976 - 28 March 2003) was a British soldier from D Squadron, The Blues and Royals of the Household Cavalry. ... Two A-10 Thunderbolt jets FV107 Scimitar armoured reconnaissance vehicle The 190th Fighter Squadron, Blues and Royals friendly fire incident was a friendly fire incident involving two United States Air Force Air National Guard 190th Fighter Squadron attack aircraft and vehicles from the United Kingdoms D Squadron, The Blues... For other uses, see Friendly Fire (disambiguation). ... Department of State redirects here. ... This article is about the airliner manufacturer. ... livedoor Co. ... Takafumi Horie Takafumi Horie (堀江貴文: Horie Takafumi; October 29, 1972–) is a Japanese entrepreneur who won a name for himself as the former CEO of Livedoor (officially: livedoor Co. ... Santo Santoro (born 27 April 1956), Australian politician, was a Liberal member of the Australian Senate from October 2002 to March 2007, representing the state of Queensland. ... In financial markets, a share is a unit of account for various financial instruments including stocks, mutual funds, limited partnerships, and REITs. ... Australian Senate chamber The Australian Senate is the upper of the two houses of the Parliament of Australia. ... The Property Law of the Peoples Republic of China is a property law adopted by the National Peoples Congress in 2007. ... The 5th Plenary Session of the 10th National Peoples Congress (第十届全国人民代表大会五次全体会议) was held from March 5 to March 15, 2007 at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, in conjunction with the 2007 CPPCC. The event offers significant insight to Chinas domestic and foreign policy every year. ... The Pacific Islands Forum is an inter-governmental consultative organization which aims to enhance cooperation between the independent countries of the Pacific Ocean and represent their interests. ... is the 76th day of the year (77th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Promotional flyer for March 17 protest. ... This article is about the United States military building. ... Flag Seal Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location Location of Washington, D.C., with regard to the surrounding states of Maryland and Virginia. ... There have been three conflicts in the late 20th century and early 21st century called Gulf War, all of which refer to conflicts in the Persian Gulf region: Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) (aka First Gulf War). ... A political crisis began in Zimbabwe on 11 March 2007 when opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was beaten and tortured after being arrested, prompting widespread domestic and international criticism. ... Professor Arthur Guseni Oliver Mutambara (born October 25, 1966) is a Zimbabwean politician who was elected President of the Movement for Democratic Change in February 2006 by a a small break away faction of the party dominated by Gibson Sibanda and Welshman Ncube. ... The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) is a Zimbabwean political party now split. ... The 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup was a mens cricket tournament that took place in the West Indies from 13 March to 28 April 2007, using the sports one-day international format. ... The Prime Minister of Australia is the head of government of Australia, holding office on commission from the Governor-General. ... John Winston Howard (born 26 July 1939) is an Australian politician and the 25th Prime Minister of Australia. ... 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Shanxi (Chinese: 山西; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Shan-hsi; Postal System Pinyin: Shansi) is a province in the northern part of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Cesare Battisti (born 18 December 1954) is an Italian author of thrillers, and a former member of the autonomist Armed Proletarians for Communism (Proletari Armati per il Comunismo - PAC), a far left group which supported violent revolution during Italys period of terrorist attacks, also calledanni di piombo (Years... For in absentia medical care, see Health care delivery. ... There have been three conflicts in the late 20th century and early 21st century called Gulf War, all of which refer to conflicts in the Persian Gulf region: Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) (aka First Gulf War). ... Baghdad (Arabic: ) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate. ... This article is about transported goods. ... The East China Sea is a marginal sea and part of the Pacific Ocean. ... Robert Andrew Woolmer (14 May 1948 – 18 March 2007) was an international cricketer, professional cricket coach and also a professional commentator. ... The Pakistani cricket team is a national cricket team representing Pakistan. ... The City of Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica. ... 16 teams competed in the group stage of the 2007 Cricket World Cup, which took place between 13 March and 25 March 2007. ... The 2007 Finnish parliamentary election was held on March 18, 2007. ... A coalition government, or coalition cabinet, is a cabinet in parliamentary government in which several parties cooperate. ... The Centre Party (in Finnish: Suomen Keskusta, ) is a centrist political party in Finland. ... The Social Democratic Party of Finland (SDP) is one of the most influential political parties in Finland, along with the Centre Party and the Coalition Party. ... 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Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), is the Minister of the Crown who is head of the Government of Canada. ... Stephen Joseph Harper (born April 30, 1959) is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. ... For the rental car company, see Budget Rent a Car. ... C$ redirects here. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 107 Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... This article is about the Canadian province. ... 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Holding Because schools may take steps to safeguard those entrusted to their care from speech that can reasonably be regarded as encouraging illegal drug use, the school officials in this case did not violate the First Amendment by confiscating the pro-drug banner and suspending Frederick. ... For other uses, see Alaska (disambiguation). ... Freedom of speech is the right to freely say what one pleases, as well as the related right to hear what others have stated. ... Bold text Location in Juneau City and Borough, Alaska Coordinates: , Country State Borough Juneau City and Borough Founded 1881 Incorporated 1890 Government  - Mayor Bruce Botelho Area  - City  3,255. ... I hope Talibans will never return to the Afghanistan government —Daniele Mastrogiacomo Daniele Mastrogiacomo (Karachi, Pakistan, September 30, 1954) is an Italian journalist, war correspondent of la Repubblica newspaper. ... For other uses, see Journalist (disambiguation). ... La Repubblica (meaning: The Republic) is an Italian daily newspaper. ... The Taliban (Pashto: , also anglicized as Taleban) are a Sunni Muslim and ethnic Pashtun movement [2] that ruled most of Afghanistan from 1996 until 2001, when their leaders were removed from power by a cooperative military effort between the Northern Alliance, United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. ... The Provinces of Afghanistan (locally recognized as wilayats) are the primary political subdivisions of Afghanistan. ... Helmand (Pashto: هلمند) is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan. ... is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Combatants Hezbollah Amal LCP  Israel Commanders Hassan Nasrallah (Secretary General of Hezbollah) Imad Mughniyeh (Commander of Hezbollahs armed wing)[5] Dan Halutz (CoS) Moshe Kaplinsky[12] Udi Adam (Regional) Strength 600-1,000 active fighters 3,000-10,000 reservists[6] 30,000 ground troops (plus IAF & ISC)[13... For other uses, see War (disambiguation). ... Methane is a chemical compound with the molecular formula . ... The Piper Alpha platform on fire A Gas explosion is the result of a gas leak in the presence of an ignition source. ... Location of Kemerovo Oblast, Russia The Ulyanovskaya Mine disaster was caused by an explosion that occurred on March 19, 2007 in the Ulyanovskaya longwall coal mine near the Russian city of Novokuznetsk in the Kemerovo Oblast. ... Church in Novokuznetsk Novokuznetsk (Russian: ) is a city in Kemerovo Oblast, Russia. ... Kemerovo (Russian: ) is an industrial city in Russia, situated on the Tom River, east-northeast of Novosibirsk. ... This article is about Siberia as a whole. ... The Airbus A380 manufactured by Airbus S.A.S. is a double-decker, four engined airliner capable of flying 800 passengers in a high density format or 555 passengers in a typical three-class configuration. ... Deutsche Lufthansa AG (ISIN: DE0008232125) (pronounced ) is the second largest airline in Europe (after Air France - KLM). ... This article is about the state. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City 234. ... A suicide bombing is a bomb attack on people or property, committed by a person who knows the explosion will cause his or her own death in addition to the attacks primary purpose (see suicide, suicide weapons). ... For other uses, see Convoy (disambiguation). ... For other places with the same name, see Kabul (disambiguation). ... South Korean name Chinese name Japanese name Russian name The six-party talks aim to find a peaceful resolution to the security concerns as a result of the North Korean nuclear weapons program. ... is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... This article is about geological phenomenon. ... Jemaah Islamiyah[1] (JI, Arabic phrase meaning Islamic Group or Islamic Community) is a Southeast Asian militant Islamic organization dedicated to the establishment of a Daulah Islamiyah[2] (Islamic State) in Southeast Asia incorporating Indonesia, Malaysia, the southern Philippines, Singapore and Brunei[3]. JI was added to the United Nations... 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SpaceX is developing a family of partially reusable two-stage... The Falcon 1 is a partially reusable launch system, designed and manufactured by SpaceX, a space-transportation startup company founded by entrepreneur and PayPal founder Elon Musk to provide commercial launch-to-space services. ... Layers of Atmosphere - not to scale (NOAA)[1] Outer space, sometimes simply called space, refers to the relatively empty regions of the universe outside the atmospheres of celestial bodies. ... Earth orbit is an orbit around the planet Earth. ... This article is about the sport. ... Robert Andrew Woolmer (14 May 1948 – 18 March 2007) was an international cricketer, professional cricket coach and also a professional commentator. ... South Waziristan (Urdu: جنوبی وزیرستان) is southern part of Waziristan a mountainous region of northwest Pakistan, bordering Afghanistan and covering some 11 585 km² (4,473 mi²). It comprises the area west and southwest of Peshawar between the Tochi river to the north and the Gomal river to the south, forming part... Students in Bangkok Over one thousand students in uniform during an assembly at a secondary school in Singapore. ... Students in Rome, Italy. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Veils as articles of clothing, worn almost exclusively by women, are intended to cover some part of the head or face. ... For other uses, see Girl (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Truck (disambiguation). ... This article is about the edifice (including an index to articles on specific bridge types). ... Guéckédougou is a town in southern Guinea near the Sierra Leone and Liberian borders. ... The Secretary of State for Defence is the senior United Kingdom government minister in charge of the Ministry of Defence. ... Desmond Henry Browne (born 22 March 1952), commonly known as Des Browne, is a Scottish Labour Party politician. ... A US B-1 Lancer releasing its payload of cluster bombs Cluster Munitions or Cluster Bombs are air-dropped or ground-launched munitions that eject a number of smaller submunitions (bomblets). The most common types are intended to kill enemy personnel and destroy vehicles. ... In times of armed conflict a civilian is any person who is not a combatant. ... The dismissal of U.S. Attorneys controversy is an ongoing political dispute initiated by the unprecedented dismissal of seven United States Attorneys by the George W. Bush administrations Department of Justice (DOJ) on December 7, 2006, and their replacement by interim appointees under provisions of the 2005 Patriot Act... The Bush administration includes President George W. Bush, Vice President Richard Cheney, Bushs Cabinet, and other select officials and advisors. ... The Deputy White House Chief of Staff is the top aide to the White House Chief of Staff, who is the senior aide to the President of the United States. ... Karl Christian Rove (born December 25, 1950) is Deputy Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush until the end of August 2007. ... The White House Counsel is a staff appointee of the President of the United States. ... Harriet Ellan Miers (born August 10, 1945 in Dallas, Texas) is an American lawyer, and former White House Counsel. ... In law and in religion, testimony is a solemn attestation as to the truth of a matter. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Extradition is the official process by which one nation or state requests and obtains from another nation or state the surrender of a suspected or convicted criminal. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Capital punishment, or the death penalty, is the execution of a convicted criminal by the state as punishment for crimes known as capital crimes or capital offences. ... The Common Foreign and Security Policy or CFSP was established as the second of the three pillars of the European Union in the Maastricht treaty of 1992, and further defined and broadened in the Amsterdam Treaty of 1997. ... Javier Solana Madariaga (born July 14, 1942 in Madrid, Spain) is the High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and the Secretary-General of both the Council of the European Union (EU) and the Western European Union (WEU). ... For other people called Alan Johnston, see Alan Johnston (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Not to be confused with the Spanish name Garza or the Egyptian town of Giza. ... For other uses, see Fire (disambiguation). ... Rest home for seniors in ÄŒeský Těšín, Czech Republic SNF redirects here. ... Krasnodar Krai (Russian: , Krasnodarsky kray) is a federal subject of Russia (a krai), located in the Southern Federal District. ... Taha Yasin Ramadan al-Jizrawi (February 22, 1938 – March 20, 2007) (Arabic: ‎) was the Vice President of Iraq from March 1991 to the fall of Saddam Hussein in April 2003. ... Bath Party flag The Arab Socialist Bath Party (also spelled Baath or Baath; Arabic: حزب البعث العربي الاشتراكي) was founded in 1945 as a left-wing, secular Arab nationalist political party. ... As currently constituted, the state of Iraq has two vice presidents or deputy presidents. ... Saddam Hussein as the Ace of Spades. ... Baghdad (Arabic: ) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate. ... Dujail (, Arabic: الدجيل; alternate spelling: Ad Dujayl) is a small Shiite town in northern Iraq. ... Sami Al-Arian. ... Map of the boundaries of the United States Courts of Appeals and United States District Courts The United States district courts are the general trial courts of the United States federal court system. ... Islamic Jihad (Arabic: ‎, Harakat al-Jihad al-Islami) is a terrorist Islamist group based in the Syrian capital, Damascus. ... A hunger strike is a method of non-violent resistance in which participants fast as an act of political protest, or to provoke feelings of guilt or to achieve a goal such as a policy change. ... is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... For others with the same or similar names, see Gordon Brown (disambiguation). ... The Chancellor of the Exchequer is the title held by the British Cabinet minister responsible for all economic and financial matters. ... For the rental car company, see Budget Rent a Car. ... Tax rates around the world Tax revenue as % of GDP Part of the Taxation series        Corporation tax is a tax levied in the United Kingdom on the profits made by companies and associations that are resident for tax purposes, and on the profits of permanent establishments of non-UK resident... Tax rates around the world Tax revenue as % of GDP Economic policy Monetary policy Central bank   Money supply Fiscal policy Spending   Deficit   Debt Trade policy Tariff   Trade agreement Finance Financial market Financial market participants Corporate   Personal Public   Banking   Regulation        An income tax is a tax levied on the financial income... United States Ambassador to the United Nations, full title, Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, and Representative of the United States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations (also known as the... The Dayton Agreement or Dayton Accords is the name given to the agreement at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio to end the war in the former Yugoslavia that had gone on for the previous three years, in particular the future of Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... Richard Charles Albert Holbrooke (born April 24, 1941) is an American diplomat, magazine editor, author, Peace Corps official, and investment banker. ... UN and U.N. redirect here. ... For other uses, see Kosovo (disambiguation). ... Combatants Hezbollah Amal LCP  Israel Commanders Hassan Nasrallah (Secretary General of Hezbollah) Imad Mughniyeh (Commander of Hezbollahs armed wing)[5] Dan Halutz (CoS) Moshe Kaplinsky[12] Udi Adam (Regional) Strength 600-1,000 active fighters 3,000-10,000 reservists[6] 30,000 ground troops (plus IAF & ISC)[13... Combatants Hezbollah Amal LCP Islamic Courts Union[4]  Israel Commanders Hassan Nasrallah (Secretary General of Hezbollah), veteran Fatah operative Imad Mughniyeh[5] Dan Halutz (CoS), Moshe Kaplinsky[13], Udi Adam (Regional) Strength 600-1,000 active fighters (of 3,000 - 5,000 available and 10,000 reservists) [6] 30,000... This article is about the navy of the United Kingdom. ... USS Los Angeles A submarine is a specialized watercraft that can operate underwater. ... HMS Tireless (S88), a Trafalgar class submarine, is the second submarine of the Royal Navy to bear this name. ... Seal of the United States Department of State. ... Condoleezza Rice (born November 14, 1954) is the 66th United States Secretary of State, and the second in the administration of President George W. Bush to hold the office. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... The Bush administration includes President George W. Bush, Vice President Richard Cheney, Bushs Cabinet, and other select officials and advisors. ... “Palestinian government” redirects here. ... Hamas (; acronym: , or Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiyya or Islamic Resistance Movement,[1]) is a Palestinian Islamic militant organization and political party. ... The post of Supreme Leader (Persian: رهبر انقلاب, Rahbare Enqelab,[1] lit. ... For other uses, see Ayatollah (disambiguation). ... Grand Âyatollâh   (Persian: آیت‌الله سید علی حسینی کس ننه ای Ä€yatollāh Seyyed `AlÄ« ḤoseynÄ« KhāmeneÄ«) (born 17 July 1939), also known as Seyyed Ali Khamenei,[1] is the current Supreme Leader of Iran and was the president of Iran from 1981 to 1989. ... This article is about Irans nuclear power program. ... “Security Council” redirects here. ... Sanctions is the plural of sanction (see also penalty). ... A trade union or labor union is an organization of workers. ... The Histadrut (Federation [of labor]) or HaHistadrut HaKlalit shel HaOvdim BEretz Yisrael (ההסתדרות הכללית של העובדים בארץ ישראל) (Hebrew: General Federation of Laborers in the Land of Israel) is the Israeli trade union congress. ... Combatants Islamic Courts Union Pro-Islamist militias Popular Resistance Movement (PRM) Hawiye clan militiamen Alleged: Foreign Mujahideen al-Qaeda  Ethiopia Transitional Government of Somalia AMISOM Puntland Commanders Hassan Aweys Hasan Hersi Adan Ayrow Sheikh Abdikadir (PRM) Barre Adan Shire Hirale Meles Zenawi Strength 3,000–3,500 militia 10,000... Combatants Popular Resistance Movement (PRM) Ad hoc Hawiye clan militiamen  Ethiopia Transitional Government of Somalia Casualties Unknown 9 TFG soldiers [1], at least 1 Ethiopian soldier[2] Dozens of civilians [3][4] The Battle of Shirkole [5] took place on March 21, 2007 in the Shirkole area of Mogadishu, the... Mogadishu (Somali: Muqdisho, popularly Xamar; Arabic: ; Italian: ) is the largest city in Somalia, and its capital. ... Anthem:  Somalia, Wake Up Capital (and largest city) Mogadishu[1] Official languages Somali1 Demonym Somali Government Transitional Federal Government  -  President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed  -  Prime Minister Nur Hassan Hussein Independence from the UK and Italy   -  Date June 26 & July 1, 1960  Area  -  Total 637,661 km² (42nd) 246,201 sq mi... Ethiopian T-55 in Somalia The Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) is one of the largest military forces in Africa along with Egypt, Eritrea and Morrocco, and 29th largest in the world. ... Combatants Military of Sri Lanka Indian Peace Keeping Force Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Commanders Junius Richard Jayawardene (1983-89) Ranasinghe Premadasa (1989-93) Dingiri Banda Wijetunge (1993-94) Chandrika Kumaratunga (1994-2005) Mahinda Rajapaksa (2005-present) Velupillai Prabhakaran (1983-present) Strength 111,000[1] 11,000[1] The Sri... The Sri Lanka Army is the oldest and largest of Sri Lankas three armed services. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Batticaloa District. ... The President of Russia (Russian: ) is the Head of State and highest office within the Government of Russia. ... Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (Russian: ) (born October 7, 1952) is the current President of the Russian Federation. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Location of Kemerovo Oblast, Russia The Ulyanovskaya Mine disaster was caused by an explosion that occurred on March 19, 2007 in the Ulyanovskaya longwall coal mine near the Russian city of Novokuznetsk in the Kemerovo Oblast. ... UT Air Flight 471[1] was a scheduled domestic passenger flight of a Tupolev Tu-134 on March 17, 2007 that suffered heavy structural damage during a hard landing at Samara Kurumoch Airport, serving Samara, Russia. ... A retirement home is a place of residence intended for the elderly. ... is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... A Depot is usually a centralised store or operating base for logistical use by commercial or governmental bodies. ... The 2007 Maputo arms depot explosion occurred in the afternoon of March 22, 2007 in Maputo, capital city of Mozambique. ... Maputo is the capital of Mozambique. ... Space agency can refer to: NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Canadian Space Agency China National Space Administration Korea Aerospace Research Institute European Space Agency Iranian Space Agency Italian Space Agency Indian Space Research Organisation Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Russian Aviation and Space Agency Soviet space program (historical) National... This article is about the space agency. ... UFO can mean: Unidentified flying object United Future Organization, a Japanese-Brazilian electronic jazz band UFO, the rock band that previously featured Michael Schenker UFO, the Gerry Anderson TV series United Farmers of Ontario, a political party that formed the government in Ontario from 1919 to 1923 U.F.O... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is the police force of the island nation of Jamaica. ... Robert Andrew Woolmer (14 May 1948 – 18 March 2007) was an international cricketer, professional cricket coach and also a professional commentator. ... The Pakistan national cricket team is a national cricket team representing Pakistan. ... This article is about the television network. ... News Limited was the principal holding for the business interests of Rupert Murdoch until the formation of News Corporation in 1979. ... For other uses, see AOL (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see MSN (disambiguation). ... Yahoo redirects here. ... For other uses, see Video (disambiguation). ... YouTube is a popular video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips. ... A political crisis began in Zimbabwe on 11 March 2007 when opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was beaten and tortured after being arrested, prompting widespread domestic and international criticism. ... Catholic Church redirects here. ... In Christianity, an archbishop is an elevated bishop. ... The City of Bulawayo is highlighted in this map of Zimbabwe. ... Pius Ncube Pius Alick Mvundla Ncube (born 1946) is the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, widely known as a human rights advocate and an outspoken critic of President Robert Mugabe. ... This page contains a list of presidents of Zimbabwe. ... Mugabe redirects here. ... Kinshasa (formerly Léopoldville or, before 1960, also Leopoldstad) is the capital and largest city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. ... Lebanese Kataeb militia A Militia is an army composed of ordinary [1] citizens to provide defense, emergency or paramilitary service, or those engaged in such activity. ... Jean-Pierre Bemba (4 November 1962) is one of four vice-presidents in the transitional government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. ... General elections were held in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on July 30, 2006, the first multiparty elections in the country in 46 years. ... Elections to the Senate of the Democratic Republic of the Congo will be held on 2007-01-19, though they were originally scheduled for 2007-01-16. ... ... A diplomatic mission is a group of people from one nation state present in another nation state to represent the sending state in the receiving State. ... UN and U.N. redirect here. ... For the similarly named rock band, see TransAtlantic. ... Map of the boundaries of the United States Courts of Appeals and United States District Courts The United States district courts are the general trial courts of the United States federal court system. ... The Child Online Protection Act[1] (COPA)[2] is a law in the United States of America, passed in 1998 with the declared purpose of protecting children from harmful sexual material on the internet. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... In many countries such as India, the UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand a minor is presently defined as a person under the age of 18. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The 7 July 2005 London bombings (also called the 7/7 bombings) were a series of coordinated terrorist bomb blasts that hit Londons public transport system during the morning rush hour. ... UN and U.N. redirect here. ... The United Nations Secretary-General is the head of the Secretariat, one of the principal divisions of the United Nations. ... 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Maoism or Mao Zedong Thought (Chinese: 毛澤東思想, pinyin: Máo Zédōng Sīxiǎng), also called Marxism-Leninism–Mao Zedong Thought or Marxism-Leninism-Maoism (MLM), is a variant of communism derived from the teachings of Mao Zedong (1893&#8211... The Sri Lanka Army is the oldest and largest of Sri Lankas three armed services. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The prosecutor is the chief legal representative of the prosecution in countries adopting the common law adversarial system or the civil law inquisitorial system. ... ... Jean-Pierre Bemba (4 November 1962) is one of four vice-presidents in the transitional government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. ... Kinshasa (formerly Léopoldville or, before 1960, also Leopoldstad) is the capital and largest city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. ... View in December 2000, just before opening The Burnley Tunnel is a highway tunnel in Melbourne, Australia. ... 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Economic sanctions are economic penalties applied by one country (or group of countries) on another for a variety of reasons. ... This article is about Irans nuclear power programme. ... Xi Jinping Xi Jinping, Member of 16th CPC Central Committee, Secretary of the CPC Zhejiang Provincial Committee, Chairman of the Standing Committee of Zhejiang Provincial Peoples Congress Born: 1953, Shaanxi Province, Fuping Xi Jinping, male, Han nationality, is a native of Fuping, Shaanxi Province. ... The Politics of Shanghai is structured in a dual party-government system like all other governing institutions in the mainland of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ... Han Zheng (韩正) (born April 1954) is the current mayor of Shanghai. ... Zhejiang (also spelled Chehkiang or Chekiang) is an eastern coastal province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Elections for the 54th Parliament of New South Wales were held on Saturday, 24 March 2007. ... NSW redirects here. ... ALP redirects here. ... Morris Iemma (pronounced Yemma), born 21 July 1961, is an Australian politician and the Premier of New South Wales. ... is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... For other persons named John Holmes, see John Holmes (disambiguation). ... UN and U.N. redirect here. ... The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator is a high level position in the United Nations that heads the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. ... For other uses, see Darfur (disambiguation). ... Location of Minsk, shown within the Minsk Voblast Coordinates: Country Subdivision Belarus Minsk Founded 1067 Government  - Mayor Mikhail Pavlov Area  - City 305. ... History of Belarusian states can be traced far to Duchy of Pólacak. ... 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. ... Location within in Thailand Coordinates: , Country Settled Ayutthaya Period Founded as capital 21 April 1782 Government  - Type Special administrative area  - Governor Apirak Kosayothin Area  - City 1,568. ... Don Muang International Airport (also Don Mueang, Thai ท่าอากาศยานดอนเมือง) is an airport in Bangkok, Thailand. ... Departure screen at Suvarnabhumi Structure at Suvarnabhumi Airport Terminal Suvarnabhumi Airport (Thai: ),(IATA: BKK, ICAO: VTBS), also known as (New) Bangkok International Airport, is the international airport serving Bangkok, Thailand. ... UN and U.N. redirect here. ... The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy and to inhibit its use for military purposes. ... This article is about Irans nuclear power program. ... The Prime Minister of Armenia is the most senior minister within the Armenian government, and is required by the constitution to oversee the Governments regular activities [and] coordinate the work of the Ministers. ... Andranik Margaryan (Armenian: , alternative spelling: Andranik Margarian) (12 June 1951 – 25 March 2007) served as the Prime Minister of Armenia from 12 May 2000, when the President appointed him, until his death on 25 March, 2007 [1]. He was a member of the Republican Party of Armenia. ... Heart attack redirects here. ... This article is about the navy of the United Kingdom. ... Map of the Persian Gulf. ... The Honourable Sir Donald Tsang Yam-Kuen[1], GBM, KBE, JP (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: , born October 7, 1944) has been the Chief Executive of Hong Kong since 2005. ... Other Hong Kong topics Culture - Economy Education - Geography - History Hong Kong Portal The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Traditional Chinese: , Simplified Chinese: , pinyin: XiānggÇŽng Tèbié XíngzhèngqÅ« Xíngzhèng ZhÇŽngguān; Cantonese Jyutping: hoeng1 gong2 dak6 bit6 hang4 zing3 keoi1... Port Vila (population 29,356, coordinates ) is the capital city of Vanuatu. ... For other uses, see Tsunami (disambiguation). ... At 9:42 a. ... The Sea of Japan is a marginal sea of the western Pacific Ocean, bordered by Japan, Korea and Russia. ... NHK Broadcasting Center in Shibuya, Tokyo NHK (, Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai), or the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, is Japans public broadcaster. ... For other uses, see Moscow (disambiguation). ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Flag of the President of Chile The President of Chile is both the chief of state and the head of government. ... Verónica Michelle Bachelet Jeria (born September 29, 1951) is a center-left politician and the current President of Chile—the first woman to hold this position in the countrys history. ... Satellite image of Santiago Santiago (full form Santiago de Chile) is the capital of Chile. ... An articulated bus of the new Transantiago system Transantiago is the public transport system that serves Santiago, capital city of Chile. ... The new composition of the legislature Map of Quebecs ridings coloured in to indicate ridings won by each party and their popular vote. ... The Parti libéral du Québec (Liberal Party of Quebec), or PLQ, is a liberal political party in the Canadian province of Quebec. ... For minority governments in general, see dominant minority. ... 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Families Tetranychidae - Spider mites Eriophyidae - Gall mites Sarcoptidae - Sarcoptic Mange mites The mites and ticks, order Acarina or Acari, belong to the Arachnida and are among the most diverse and successful of all the invertebrate groups, although some way behind the insects. ... For other meanings of Inca, see Inca (disambiguation). ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... For other people called Alan Johnston, see Alan Johnston (disambiguation). ... BBC News is the department within the BBC responsible for the corporations news-gathering and production of news programmes on BBC television, radio and online. ... Not to be confused with the Spanish name Garza or the Egyptian town of Giza. ... Reporters Without Borders, or RWB (French: Reporters sans frontières, Spanish: Reporteros Sin Fronteras, or RSF) is a French origin international non-governmental organization that advocates freedom of the press, founded by its current general-secretary, Robert Menard. ... Headquarters Cairo, Egypt1 Official languages Arabic Membership 22 Arab states 2 observer states Leaders  -  Secretary General Amr Moussa (since 2001)  -  Council of the Arab League Sudan  -  Speaker of the Arab Parliament Nabih Berri Establishment  -  Alexandria Protocol March 22, 1945  Area  -  Total 13,953,041 (Western Sahara Included) = 13,687,041... Emblem of the Office of Prime Minister of Japan Kantei, Official residence of PM The Prime Minister of Japan ) is the usual English-language term used for the head of government of Japan, although the literal translation of the Japanese name for the office is Prime Minister of the Cabinet. ... Shinzo Abe , ; born 21 September 1954) is the current Prime Minister of Japan, elected by a special session of the National Diet on 26 September 2006. ... Image of a woman on the Pioneer plaque sent to outer space. ... Sexual slavery is a special case of slavery which includes various different practices: forced prostitution (which can include religious prostitution) single-owner sexual slavery slavery for primarily non-sexual purposes where sex is common or permissible In general, the nature of slavery means that the slave is de facto available... A brothel, also known as a bordello or whorehouse, is an establishment specifically dedicated to prostitution, providing the prostitutes a place to meet and to have sex with the clients. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The 2007 French presidential election, the ninth of the Fifth French Republic was held to elect the successor to Jacques Chirac as president of France for a five-year term. ... Nicolas Sarkozy at Paris, May 2005. ... The entrance to the Ministry in Place Beauvau is guarded by one gendarme (to the left) and one policewoman (to the right). ... The President of France, known officially as the President of the Republic (Président de la République in French), is Frances elected Head of State. ... The Constitution of the Arab Republic of Egypt is the supreme law of Egypt. ... Look up Boycott in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Elections Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A referendum (plural referendums or referenda), ballot question, or plebiscite (from Latin plebiscita, originally a decree of the Concilium Plebis) is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ... Civil liberties is the name given to freedoms that protect the individual from government. ... Jakarta (also DKI Jakarta), is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. ... For other meanings of the acronym WHO, see WHO (disambiguation) WHO flag Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the World Health Organization (WHO) is an agency of the United Nations, acting as a coordinating authority on international public health. ... Influenza A virus subtype H5N1, also known as A(H5N1) or simply H5N1, is a subtype of the Influenza A virus which can cause illness in humans and many other animal species. ... A vaccine is an antigenic preparation used to establish immunity to a disease. ... The President of the Peoples Republic of China (Simplified Chinese: 中华人民共和国主席; Pinyin: Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó ZhÇ”xí, or abbreviated Guójiā ZhÇ”xí 国家主席) is the head of state of the Peoples Republic of China. ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is Hu Hu Jintao (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; born December 21, 1942) is currently the Paramount Leader of the Peoples Republic of China, holding the titles of General Secretary of the Communist Party of China since 2002, President of the... It has been suggested that Commerce be merged into this article or section. ... Military commissions are among procedures planned by the U.S. Bush administration to deal with detainees it links to al-Qaida. ... Detainee is neutral term used to indicate people held by a government, such as those it does not classify and treat as either prisoners of war or suspects in criminal cases. ... 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. ... For the American chaplain, see David Hicks (chaplain). ... This article is becoming very long. ... Aftershocks are earthquakes in the same region of the mainshock (generally within a few rupture length) but of smaller magnitude and which occur with a pattern that follows Omoris law. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... This article is about the natural seismic phenomenon. ... Combatants Military of Sri Lanka Indian Peace Keeping Force Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Commanders Junius Richard Jayawardene (1983-89) Ranasinghe Premadasa (1989-93) Dingiri Banda Wijetunge (1993-94) Chandrika Kumaratunga (1994-2005) Mahinda Rajapaksa (2005-present) Velupillai Prabhakaran (1983-present) Strength 111,000[1] 11,000[1] The Sri... The Sri Lanka Army is the oldest and largest of Sri Lankas three armed services. ... Bandaranaike International Airport (IATA: CMB, ICAO: VCBI) is Sri Lankas only international airport. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... When discussing the history of Northern Ireland, the peace process is generally considered to cover the events leading up to the 1994 Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) ceasefire, the end of most of the violence of the Troubles, the Belfast (or Good Friday) Agreement, and subsequent political developments. ... This article is about the political party in Northern Ireland. ... Ian Richard Kyle Paisley (born 6 April 1926), styled The Revd and Rt Hon. ... For pre-Arthur Griffith use of the political name, see Sinn Féin (19th century). ... Gerard Adams MP (Irish: [1]; born 6 October 1948) is an Irish Republican politician and abstentionist Westminster Member of Parliament for Belfast West. ... The St Andrews Agreement is an agreement proposed by the British and Irish Governments in relation to devolution of power to the Northern Ireland Assembly. ... The parliament of Kyrgyzstan, the Supreme Council (Joghorku KeneÅ¡), has two chambers. ... Polygamy has been a feature of human culture since earliest history. ... is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... For other uses, see Fire (disambiguation). ... Gasoline, as it is known in North America, or petrol, in many Commonwealth countries (sometimes also called motor spirit) is a petroleum-derived liquid mixture consisting primarily of hydrocarbons, used as fuel in internal combustion engines. ... Kaduna State is a state in central northern Nigeria. ... Masouleh village, Gilan Province, Iran. ... Umm al-Nasser is a Palestinian village in the North Gaza Governorate in the northern Gaza Strip. ... Sewage is the mainly liquid waste containing some solids produced by humans which typically consists of washing water, faeces, urine, laundry waste and other material which goes down drains and toilets from households and industry. ... Flooding in Amphoe Sena, Ayutthaya Province, Thailand. ... This article is about precipitation. ... Early map of Hispaniola Hispaniola (from Spanish, La Española) is the second-largest and most populous island of the Antilles, lying between the islands of Cuba to the west, and Puerto Rico to the east. ... 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