The southern Brazilian association football ( soccer ) team Internacional defeats São Paulo to win the Toyota Libertadores de América Cup.
An arrest is made in top secret escorts the death of five prostitutes near Trimley.
July 14 Israeli planes bomb Hezbollah's headquarters in Beirut as Hezbollah continues to shell northern Israel.May 8 Oscar Arias is sworn in as president of Costa Rica.In Ceyhan, Turkey, the presidents of Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey attend the official opening of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, which carries oil from the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean.The Caracas Leones ( Lions ) of Venezuela defeat the Licey Tigres (Tigers) from the Dominican Republic to win baseball's Caribbean Series, with a tournament record.A legislative committee recommends impeachment sophie manchester escort proceedings against 72 members of Brazil's legislature, representing both houses and all major parties, who are accused in a complex bid-rigging scheme with an ambulance company.Nature magazine publishes a report from scientists at Advanced Cell Technology who say they have found a way to derive embryonic stem cells from embryos that are still at the blastomere stage without destroying the embryo.Announces that it will forgive all debt owed to it by Afghanistan; in recent days Russia and Germany had also announced debt forgiveness for Afghanistan.In London Billy Elliot: The Musical wins four Laurence Olivier Awardsbest new musical, best actor in a musical (James Lomas, George Maguire, and Liam Mower, who alternated in the title role best choreographer (Peter Darling and best sound design; Hedda Gabbler also wins four awardsbest.About 10,000 people rally in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, to demand amendments to the constitution to decrease the powers of the president and increase the powers of the legislature and to demand the resignation of two security officials and the chief prosecutor.Al-Jazeera English, a new television news channel, goes on the air, broadcasting from Doha, Qatar; the station will broadcast in English from studios around the world and will be available to 80 million homes.Sonthi Boonyaratkalin, announces that a civilian prime minister will be appointed soon but that the junta will remain in an advisory capacity.
Lions capture the 94th Canadian Football League Grey Cup, defeating the Montreal Alouettes 2514.
Soldiers are killed in various incidents.
Halldór Ásgrímsson resigns as prime minister of Iceland.Ronda Rousey is completely healthy, and is based mostly on our deep respect for the art of judo.November 29 At the last minute, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki cancels a planned dinner meeting with.S.Novacek, paleontologist at the American Museum of Natural History, on the discovery of the fishapod, April 6 April 1 One person dies in Kurdish rioting in Kiziltepe, Turkey, bringing the death toll over the past several days to eight; the unrest began after the killing.Alfredo Palacio's free-trade negotiations with the.S., Minister of the Interior Alfredo Castillo resigns.Police in Italy capture Bernardo Provenzano, the head of the Sicilian Mafia, near Corleone, Sicily; he had evaded the police for 43 years.Vicente Fox orders federal troops to end the crisis in Oaxaca, which has been riven by protests for five months; thousands of troops move into the area the following day.The National Collegiate Athletic Association championship in men's basketball is won by the University of Florida, which defeats the University of California, Los Angeles ( ucla 7357; the following day the University of Maryland defeats Duke University 7875 in overtime for its first women's ncaa.American pop star Madonna is granted custody of a one-year-old motherless boy in Malawi in an interim adoption; the event has aroused much controversy and confusion.A truce demanded by clan elders goes into effect in Mogadishu, Somalia, after eight days of fighting between militias loyal to warlords and those loyal to Islamic courts has left 148 people dead.
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Doctorow for his novel The March.
In southern Thailand 41 government offices suffer nearly simultaneous bomb attacks; two people are killed.
David Carruthers, the CEO of the British-based Internet gambling company BetOnSports, is arrested in Texas; the following day federal charges are brought against him, other people involved with his company, and three marketing companies that promote online gambling.