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1999

25 Jan
Olympic officials face bribery charges

25 Jan
Colombia quake leaves hundreds dead

12 Feb
Scientists highlight hazards of GM food

24 Feb
Lawrence report blasts 'racist' police

27 Feb
Nigerians vote to break with military

12 Mar
Violinist Yehudi Menuhin dies

26 Mar
Record compensation for miners

29 Mar
Hanratty family wins right to appeal

01 Apr
Britain gets first minimum wage

07 Apr
US claims 'banana war' victory

09 Apr
President of Niger 'killed in ambush'

17 Apr
Dozens hurt in London bomb blast

20 Apr
Students 'kill dozens' at Denver school

30 Apr
Dozens injured in Soho nail bomb

09 May
Chinese anger at embassy bombing

24 May
Drugs row Dallaglio goes

08 Jun
Liar Aitken jailed for 18 months

10 Jun
Nato calls off air war on Kosovo

18 Jun
Anti-capitalism demo turns violent

09 Aug
Kennedy wins Lib Dem leadership

11 Aug
Millions marvel at total eclipse

17 Aug
Turkey hit by huge earthquake

22 Aug
Man in custody after burglary shooting

09 Sep
Report urges sweeping reform of RUC

20 Sep
UN force arrives in East Timor

05 Oct
Death toll rising in Paddington crash

10 Oct
Millennium Wheel edges upwards

29 Oct
Super-cyclone wreaks havoc in India

06 Nov
Australia rejects republic

28 Nov
Nude swordsman attacks churchgoers

30 Nov
T-bone steaks on sale by Christmas

31 Dec
UK prepares to celebrate millennium

31 Dec
Putin takes over as Yeltsin resigns


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