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2005

09 Jan
Abbas triumphs in Palestinian elections

31 Jan
Belfast stab victim McCartney dies

07 Feb
MacArthur sails into record books

08 Feb
Mid-East leaders announce truce

10 Feb
Charles and Camilla to be married

14 Feb
Explosion kills former Lebanon PM

18 Feb
Ban on hunting comes into force

03 Mar
Fossett sets solo flight record

02 Apr
Pope John Paul II dies

09 Apr
Prince Charles marries Camilla

19 Apr
Ratzinger is elected as new Pope

26 Apr
Syrian troops leave Lebanon

05 May
Blair secures historic third term

29 May
French say 'non' to EU constitution

08 Jul
G8 leaders agree $50bn aid boost

28 Jul
IRA declares end to armed struggle

15 Aug
Settlers protest at Gaza pullout

29 Aug
Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans

11 Sep
Last Israeli troops leave Gaza

12 Sep
England win the Ashes

01 Oct
Bombs rip through Bali restaurants

08 Oct
Powerful quake hits South Asia

22 Nov
Merkel becomes German chancellor

24 Nov
Pubs open 24 hours

06 Dec
David Cameron is new Tory leader

11 Dec
Massive fire at Buncefield oil depot


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