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17 Nov
2015
Russia’s security service confirmed that a bomb destroyed Metrojet Flight 9268 over the Sinai desert in October, killing all 224 people on board, most of whom were Russians…Russia’s security service confirmed that a bomb destroyed Metrojet Flight 9268 over the Sinai desert in October, killing all 224 people on board, most of whom were Russians returning from holidays on the Red Sea
3 years ago
17 Nov
2014
Motown great Jimmy Ruffin, best known for his 1966 hit What Becomes of the Broken Hearted, died in Las Vegas at age 78Motown great Jimmy Ruffin, best known for his 1966 hit What Becomes of the Broken Hearted, died in Las Vegas at age 78
4 years ago
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17 Nov
2014
A doctor who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone became the second person in the U.S. to die from the virus. The doctor, a native of Sierra Leone, was in critical…A doctor who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone became the second person in the U.S. to die from the virus. The doctor, a native of Sierra Leone, was in critical condition when he arrived in the U.S.
4 years ago
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17 Nov
2013
British novelist and Nobel laureate Doris Lessing, whose early life in South Africa greatly influenced her work and politics, died at age 94. Her best-known works include The…British novelist and Nobel laureate Doris Lessing, whose early life in South Africa greatly influenced her work and politics, died at age 94. Her best-known works include The Grass is Singing, The Golden Notebook and The Fifth Child, whose themes range from race, politics and motherhood, to science fiction and dystopia
5 years ago
17 Nov
2010
Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani is convicted on one count of conspiracy in a New York court for his role in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and TanzaniaAhmed Khalfan Ghailani is convicted on one count of conspiracy in a New York court for his role in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania
8 years ago
17 Nov
2009
Israel approved a further 900 settler homes in a settlement in East Jerusalem, prompting a sharp rebuke from the U.S.Israel approved a further 900 settler homes in a settlement in East Jerusalem, prompting a sharp rebuke from the U.S.
9 years ago
17 Nov
2009
Somali pirates released a Spanish tuna trawler and its 36 crew seized more than a month earlier in the Indian Ocean, after receiving a $3.5 million (2.6 million euro) ransomSomali pirates released a Spanish tuna trawler and its 36 crew seized more than a month earlier in the Indian Ocean, after receiving a $3.5 million (2.6 million euro) ransom
9 years ago
17 Nov
2008
Fighting resumed in the Nord-Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo after a ceasefire was broken, leaving at least 150 civilians deadFighting resumed in the Nord-Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo after a ceasefire was broken, leaving at least 150 civilians dead
10 years ago
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17 Nov
2007
Hashim Thaci, a former rebel leader who promised to declare Kosovo’s independence from Serbia, won the parliamentary election in the breakaway province. Serbs, who want Kosovo to…Hashim Thaci, a former rebel leader who promised to declare Kosovo’s independence from Serbia, won the parliamentary election in the breakaway province. Serbs, who want Kosovo to remain part of Serbia, boycotted the polls, which saw a record low turnout
11 years ago
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17 Nov
2006
Hungarian footballer Ferenc Puskas, widely regarded as soccer’s first international superstar, died in Budapest, aged 79. He was the mainstay of Hungary’s national team in the…Hungarian footballer Ferenc Puskas, widely regarded as soccer’s first international superstar, died in Budapest, aged 79. He was the mainstay of Hungary’s national team in the years after World War II and extended his career for another decade with Spanish giants Real Madrid
12 years ago
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17 Nov
2001
British boxer Lennox Lewis regained the heavyweight championship of the world for a third time after a fourth round knockout of Hasim Rahman, who had won a surprise victory over an…British boxer Lennox Lewis regained the heavyweight championship of the world for a third time after a fourth round knockout of Hasim Rahman, who had won a surprise victory over an underprepared Lewis seven months earlier
17 years ago
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17 Nov
2000
The Japanese whaling fleet defied international calls to curb its whaling programme and set sail for the Antarctic despite a ban on hunting in the Southern Ocean Sanctuary imposed…The Japanese whaling fleet defied international calls to curb its whaling programme and set sail for the Antarctic despite a ban on hunting in the Southern Ocean Sanctuary imposed in 1994
18 years ago
17 Nov
1999
England qualified for the Euro 2000 soccer championships after beating oldest rivals Scotland in the play-offsEngland qualified for the Euro 2000 soccer championships after beating oldest rivals Scotland in the play-offs
19 years ago
17 Nov
1998
England soccer hero Geoff Hurst, who scored a hat-trick in the 1966 World Cup final, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth IIEngland soccer hero Geoff Hurst, who scored a hat-trick in the 1966 World Cup final, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II
20 years ago
17 Nov
1997
Islamic fundamentalists massacred 58 foreign tourists and four Egyptian guides at the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Luxor, one of Egypt’s most popular tourist sitesIslamic fundamentalists massacred 58 foreign tourists and four Egyptian guides at the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Luxor, one of Egypt’s most popular tourist sites
21 years ago
17 Nov
1997
South Korea said it would no longer prop up its ailing currency, the won, which promptly dropped in value to over 1,000 to the U.S. dollarSouth Korea said it would no longer prop up its ailing currency, the won, which promptly dropped in value to over 1,000 to the U.S. dollar
21 years ago
17 Nov
1996
A stream of refugees 50 miles long continued to pour across the border from Zaire into RwandaA stream of refugees 50 miles long continued to pour across the border from Zaire into Rwanda
22 years ago
17 Nov
1995
Former Italian prime minister Bettino Craxi and 74 other people were ordered to stand trial on corruption chargesFormer Italian prime minister Bettino Craxi and 74 other people were ordered to stand trial on corruption charges
23 years ago
17 Nov
1995
Algeria's military-backed leader, Liamine Zeroual, was declared winner of the presidential election held the previous dayAlgeria's military-backed leader, Liamine Zeroual, was declared winner of the presidential election held the previous day
23 years ago
17 Nov
1995
Deadlock over the U.S. budget forced the partial closure of some government departmentsDeadlock over the U.S. budget forced the partial closure of some government departments
23 years ago
17 Nov
1994
Irish prime minister Albert Reynolds was forced to resign as his coalition government collapsed over its handling of a child sex-abuse caseIrish prime minister Albert Reynolds was forced to resign as his coalition government collapsed over its handling of a child sex-abuse case
24 years ago
17 Nov
1993
Military rule was reimposed in Nigeria when General Sani Abacha ousted civilian leader Ernest ShonekanMilitary rule was reimposed in Nigeria when General Sani Abacha ousted civilian leader Ernest Shonekan
25 years ago
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17 Nov
1993
Judges from 11 nations were sworn in at the inaugural session of the UN Yugoslavia war crimes tribunal, the first such forum since the Nuremberg and Tokyo trials judged World War…Judges from 11 nations were sworn in at the inaugural session of the UN Yugoslavia war crimes tribunal, the first such forum since the Nuremberg and Tokyo trials judged World War Two criminals
25 years ago
17 Nov
1993
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)The U.S. House of Representatives passed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
25 years ago
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