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22 Jul
2016
A gunman shot dead nine people and wounded 27 in and around a shopping mall in Munich, Germany. The gunman, identified as a dual national, 18-year-old Iranian-German, was later…A gunman shot dead nine people and wounded 27 in and around a shopping mall in Munich, Germany. The gunman, identified as a dual national, 18-year-old Iranian-German, was later found dead from a self-inflicted shot to the head
1 year ago
22 Jul
2016
U.S. hurdler Kendra Harrison broke a 28-year old world record when she ran 12.20 seconds in the women’s 100 metre hurdles at the Olympic Stadium in LondonU.S. hurdler Kendra Harrison broke a 28-year old world record when she ran 12.20 seconds in the women’s 100 metre hurdles at the Olympic Stadium in London
1 year ago
22 Jul
2014
Joko Widodo, the governor of Jakarta, was elected President of IndonesiaJoko Widodo, the governor of Jakarta, was elected President of Indonesia
3 years ago
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22 Jul
2013
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to her first child, a son who was third in line to the UK throne after his grandfather, Prince Charles and his father, Prince William.…Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to her first child, a son who was third in line to the UK throne after his grandfather, Prince Charles and his father, Prince William. Named George Alexander Louis, he was given the title HRH Prince George of Cambridge
4 years ago
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22 Jul
2013
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators agreed to begin new peace talks, with the goal of reaching an agreement within nine months. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that both…Israeli and Palestinian negotiators agreed to begin new peace talks, with the goal of reaching an agreement within nine months. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that both sides had agreed to put all “final status issues” on the table
4 years ago
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22 Jul
2011
Norway suffered twin terror attacks when right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik, 32, detonated a car bomb in central Oslo, killing eight, and then shot dead 69 people at a…Norway suffered twin terror attacks when right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik, 32, detonated a car bomb in central Oslo, killing eight, and then shot dead 69 people at a political youth camp on the island of Utoeya
6 years ago
22 Jul
2010
The International Court of Justice ruled that Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence was not illegal, a move that could set a precedent for unrecognised countriesThe International Court of Justice ruled that Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence was not illegal, a move that could set a precedent for unrecognised countries
7 years ago
22 Jul
2010
A new henge was discovered at Stonehenge in southern England, described as the biggest discovery of a major monument in over 50 years around the World Heritage SiteA new henge was discovered at Stonehenge in southern England, described as the biggest discovery of a major monument in over 50 years around the World Heritage Site
7 years ago
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22 Jul
2010
Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan took his 800th Test wicket in his final ball before his retirement from the five-day game. The spin bowler ended his career as the world…Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan took his 800th Test wicket in his final ball before his retirement from the five-day game. The spin bowler ended his career as the world record holder for number of wickets taken
7 years ago
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22 Jul
2009
The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague redrew the boundaries of Sudan’s Abyei region, which became a flashpoint during a 22-year-long war between north and south. Both…The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague redrew the boundaries of Sudan’s Abyei region, which became a flashpoint during a 22-year-long war between north and south. Both sides accepted the ruling, which reduced the size of the region, giving the north control of the Heglig oilfield
8 years ago
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22 Jul
2009
India and China witnessed the longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century. The period of totality lasted six minutes and 39 seconds, a duration that will not be matched until…India and China witnessed the longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century. The period of totality lasted six minutes and 39 seconds, a duration that will not be matched until the year 2132
8 years ago
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22 Jul
2007
Turkey’s ruling AKP (Justice and Development Party) won a resounding general election victory, claiming 47 percent of the vote. The religious conservative group had pledged to…Turkey’s ruling AKP (Justice and Development Party) won a resounding general election victory, claiming 47 percent of the vote. The religious conservative group had pledged to pursue reforms but respect the country’s secular constitution
10 years ago
22 Jul
2007
Irish golfer Padraig Harrington won the British Open, defeating longtime leader Sergio Garcia of Spain in a playoff to record his first win in a major tournamentIrish golfer Padraig Harrington won the British Open, defeating longtime leader Sergio Garcia of Spain in a playoff to record his first win in a major tournament
10 years ago
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22 Jul
2007
The still unfinished Burj Dubai (now Burj Khalifa) became the world’s tallest building, overtaking Taipei 101 in Taiwan, which had held the record since 2004. The 141-storey…The still unfinished Burj Dubai (now Burj Khalifa) became the world’s tallest building, overtaking Taipei 101 in Taiwan, which had held the record since 2004. The 141-storey tower, housing residential, commercial and retail property, took 39,000 tonnes of steel and boasted 56 lifts travelling at up to 10 metres per second
10 years ago
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22 Jul
2005
With London on heightened alert, British police shot dead a man who they said failed to heed warnings to stop at a tube station and was thought to be carrying explosives. The…With London on heightened alert, British police shot dead a man who they said failed to heed warnings to stop at a tube station and was thought to be carrying explosives. The police later admitted that the man was a Brazilian national, Jean Charles de Menezes, who had no link to the failed bombings of the previous day and contrary to initial reports, had given no indication that he posed any threat
12 years ago
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22 Jul
2005
Russian pole-vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva became the first woman to clear a height of five metres. Her new world record, set at the athletics Grand Prix in London, was her fourth that…Russian pole-vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva became the first woman to clear a height of five metres. Her new world record, set at the athletics Grand Prix in London, was her fourth that month and the 17th, indoors and out, of her impressive career
12 years ago
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22 Jul
2004
French singer Sacha Distel died at the age of 71 after a long battle with cancer. The Gallic charmer, who had a string of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, started out as a professional…French singer Sacha Distel died at the age of 71 after a long battle with cancer. The Gallic charmer, who had a string of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, started out as a professional jazz guitarist at the age of 16. He scored his first hit with Scoubidou in 1958 and recorded over 200 songs, but became a household name worldwide with his cover version of Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head. Distel enjoyed high-profile relationships with Brigitte Bardot and Juliette Greco, but wed championship skier Francine Breaud in 1963
13 years ago
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22 Jul
2004
The independent U.S. commission investigating the September 11 attacks delivered its final report, summarising what was known about the organisation of the attacks by the al-Qaeda…The independent U.S. commission investigating the September 11 attacks delivered its final report, summarising what was known about the organisation of the attacks by the al-Qaeda terrorist network. The report was sharply critical of U.S. government agencies, and called for sweeping reforms including a restructuring of intelligence operations from 15 separate agencies to a network under the supervision and budget control of a national intelligence director
13 years ago
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22 Jul
2004
Members of the newly-elected 732-seat European Parliament approved the nomination of former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Manuel Durao Barroso to succeed Romano Prodi as head of…Members of the newly-elected 732-seat European Parliament approved the nomination of former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Manuel Durao Barroso to succeed Romano Prodi as head of the Commission from November
13 years ago
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22 Jul
2003
U.S. troops attacked a home in Mosul in northern Iraq, killing four occupants, including Saddam Hussein’s feared sons, Uday and Qusay, notorious for their brutality and…U.S. troops attacked a home in Mosul in northern Iraq, killing four occupants, including Saddam Hussein’s feared sons, Uday and Qusay, notorious for their brutality and corruption. The U.S. released photographs of their bodies two days later in an attempt to convince Iraqis that the brothers were dead, while the informant who tipped off the Americans reportedly received two $15 million rewards offered for the brothers
14 years ago
22 Jul
2002
British soccer star Rio Ferdinand became the world's most expensive defender in a £30m transfer to Manchester Utd from LeedsBritish soccer star Rio Ferdinand became the world's most expensive defender in a £30m transfer to Manchester Utd from Leeds
15 years ago
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22 Jul
1999
Following a service aboard a U.S. Navy destroyer, the ashes of John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn and her sister Lauren Bessette were scattered on the sea off Martha's Vineyard,…Following a service aboard a U.S. Navy destroyer, the ashes of John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn and her sister Lauren Bessette were scattered on the sea off Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, close to where their light plane crashed en route to a family wedding
18 years ago
22 Jul
1999
Chinese authorities outlawed the spiritual sect Falun Gong and began detaining thousands of its membersChinese authorities outlawed the spiritual sect Falun Gong and began detaining thousands of its members
18 years ago
22 Jul
1998
Anna Murdoch, wife of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, filed for divorce after 30 years of marriageAnna Murdoch, wife of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, filed for divorce after 30 years of marriage
19 years ago
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