Clear All
February 20
2014

Disasters Accidents Riots

More than 100 people were killed as protesters attempted to reclaim Independence Square from riot police in the heart of the Ukrainian capital, Kiev

February 20
2011

Disasters Accidents Riots

Morocco was the latest Arab country to experience a wave of unrest, with protesters in Rabat and other cities demanding constitutional and other reforms

February 20
2010

Deaths

Former U.S. Secretary of State Alexander Haig died at the age of 85. A military man who served in Korea and Vietnam, he rose to the rank of Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, the second-highest ranking officer, during which time he served as White House Chief of Staff under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, before being appointed Supreme Allied Commander Europe commanding all U.S. and NATO forces in Europe from 1974-79. He served as Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan from 1981-82

February 20
2010

Society Law Politics

The Dutch government collapsed over a dispute within the governing coalition on extending troop deployments in Afghanistan. Christian Democratic Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende was considering a NATO request for Dutch forces to stay in Afghanistan beyond August 2010, but Labour, the second-largest coalition party, opposed the move and quit the government

February 20
2009

Society Law Politics

Israeli President Shimon Peres invited Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu to form the country’s next government after Tzipi Livni’s Kadima party failed to form a coalition

February 20
2009

Economics Industry

Swedish automaker Saab filed for bankruptcy protection after its troubled U.S. owner General Motors said it would cut loose the money-losing division as part of its vast restructuring

February 20
2006

People

British historian David Irving was sentenced to three years in prison in Austria after being found guilty of denying the Holocaust of European Jews

February 20
2005

Society Law Politics

The Israeli cabinet approved Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s plan to withdraw settlers from the Gaza Strip

February 20
2005

Society Law Politics

Voters in Spain, the first country to hold a referendum on the European Union constitution, approved the proposal by 77 percent, but turnout was only 42.3 percent, sending a worrying signal to the governments of countries like France and Britain where public opposition was stronger

February 20
2005

Sport Recreation

NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon won the Daytona 500, the series’ premier event, for the third time

February 20
2004

Society, Law & Politics

Conservatives won a sweeping victory in Iran following disputed elections boycotted by reformists after more than 2,400 liberal candidates were barred from running by the hard-line Council of Guardians

February 20
2003

Disasters Accidents Riots

A nightclub blaze in the U.S. state of Rhode Island killed 100 people after a pyrotechnics display during a rock concert by the band Great White ignited soundproofing foam near the stage

February 20
2003

Military

The U.S. announced plans to deploy 1,700 troops to the southern Philippines to combat the Islamic terrorist group Abu Sayyaf

February 20
2002

Disasters Accidents Riots

At least 373 Egyptians died when a train from Cairo to Luxor was engulfed by fire, started by a passenger’s gas stove. Many passengers were trapped by barred windows while others died jumping from the moving train. It was the worst disaster in the history of Egypt’s 150-year-old railway system

February 20
2002

Deaths

Missing Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was confirmed dead when a video containing graphic images of his execution was delivered to Pakistani officials. The American journalist had been abducted by terrorists in Karachi in January

Welcome To Graphic News

At Graphic News we are fanatical about the news - what is happening in the world and why! Like other news websites we have different sections for sport and news, but unlike other sites we present the information visually and concisely in an infographic, with a short story giving the context, and links to the sources we have used.

Whether you are simply interested in world news and sport, looking to obtain occasional graphics, or would like unlimited usage, we have flexible solutions to meet your needs.

Profile Image
Signature

Jane Brodie, Director