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2003

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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