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12 Jan Maurice Gibb dies after stomach op

29 Jan Solicitor cleared of killing sons

30 Jan 'Shoe bomber' jailed for life

01 Feb Columbia shuttle disintegrates killing seven

20 Mar US launches missiles against Saddam

09 Apr Saddam statue topples with regime

08 Jul Conjoined twins die in separation op

18 Jul Missing Iraq expert - body found

20 Jul BBC admits Kelly was 'main source'

22 Jul Saddam's sons killed in gun battle

27 Jul Comic legend Bob Hope dies

01 Aug Hutton inquiry begins

03 Aug Anglican church approves gay bishop

07 Aug Bali bomber smiles at guilty verdict

10 Aug Britain swelters in record heat

12 Aug Gilligan: language 'wasn't perfect'

14 Aug Lights go out across NE America

16 Aug 'War criminal' Idi Amin dies

19 Aug UN envoy dies in Baghdad bombing

25 Aug Bombay rocked by twin car bombs

28 Aug Blair gives evidence to Hutton

01 Sep Widow tells Hutton Kelly felt 'betrayed'

11 Sep Anna Lindh dies of stab injuries

12 Sep Johnny Cash dies

19 Sep Washington DC swept by hurricane

25 Sep Hutton Inquiry hears final arguments

08 Oct The Terminator takes on California

15 Oct China sends first man into space

19 Oct David Blaine ends glass box stunt

24 Oct End of an era for Concorde

29 Oct Tory Party leader resigns

31 Oct End of Mahathir era in Malaysia

08 Nov Royal baby born prematurely

17 Nov Washington sniper convicted

18 Nov High security as Bush visits UK

20 Nov British targets bombed in Istanbul

22 Nov England win Rugby World Cup

04 Dec US pulls back from steel trade war

08 Dec Greek terrorists convicted

10 Dec Mother cleared of murdering babies

14 Dec Saddam Hussein captured

17 Dec Ian Huntley guilty of Soham murders

19 Dec Libya gives up chemical weapons

22 Dec Hostages freed by Colombian rebels

25 Dec Mars space probe disappears

28 Dec Britain gives go-ahead for 'sky marshals'
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