Generated event chronicles during 2010:
|20100330: Three soldiers of the Turkish security forces were killed and two others wounded in a land mine blast in southeast Turkey on Tuesday, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.
20100331: A U.S. Navy radar aircraft carrying four service members crashed into the Arabian Sea on Wednesday, the U.S. Fifth Fleet said.
20100331: Twelve people, including nine police officers, were killed in two blasts on Wednesday in the town of Kizlyar in Russia's volatile North Caucasus region of Dagestan.
20100404: A strong 7.2-magnitude earthquake on Sunday rocked Mexico's northern Baja California state, causing minor damage and killing at least one people, according to latest reports.
20100404: A top member of a South African white supremacist group said Sunday that the slaying of their leader was "a declaration of war" by blacks against whites, as the president appealed for calm amid growing racial tensions in the once white-led country.
20100405: A Panama LPG tanker exploded into flames in the river estuary of the Yangtze, or Changjiang, at 10:35 p.m. on Sunday. As of Monday morning, of all the 14 crew, 12 had been saved by Chinese rescue workers while the two others were still missing.
20100408: Three people were injured in explosions Thursday night in three separate areas in Zamboanga Sibugay province in southern Philippines, police said here Friday.
20100410: Italian 16 year-old Matteo Manassero became the youngest player to ever make the cut at the Masters, sinking three long par putts on the back nine Friday to finish at 3-over -- right on the cutline.
20100410: Polish President Lech Kaczynski and some of the country's highest military and civilian leaders died on Saturday when the presidential plane crashed as it came in for a landing in thick fog in western Russia, killing 97, officials said.
20100411: Thousands of people stood silent in the streets on Sunday to mourn President Lech Kaczynski and the dozens of political, military and religious leaders killed in a Russian plane crash that ravaged the top levels of Poland's elite.
20100413: Rescuers have retrieved four bodies from a quarry in southwest China's Sichuan Province where a landslide occurred almost a week ago, as rescuers continue to search for 10 others still missing.
20100414: A series of strong earthquakes struck a far western Tibetan area of China on Wednesday, killing at least 400 people and injuring more than 10,000 as houses made of mud and wood collapsed, trapping many more, officials said.
|20100119: Top-seeded Roger Federer has won his opening match at the Australian Open in a struggle, beating Russia's Igor Andreev 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (2), 6-0.
20100120: Fourth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark has won her first-round match at the Australian Open, beating Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak 6-4, 6-2.
20100123: Serena Williams moved a step closer to successfully defending her Australian Open title and extracted some family revenge Saturday with a 6-0, 6-3 victory over Carla Suarez Navarro.
20100123: Third-seeded Novak Djokovic was back to his dominant self in a 6-1, 6-1, 6-2 win over Denis Istomin in a third-round match at the Australian Open.
20100125: Nikolay Davydenko extended his winning streak to 13 matches with a 6-2, 7-5, 4-6, 6-7 (5), 6-3 win over Fernando Verdasco of Spain, advancing to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.
20100130: American twins Bob and Mike Bryan won their fourth Australian Open men's doubles title -- and their eighth in Grand Slams -- beating Daniel Nestor of Canada and Serbian Nenad Zimonjic 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3 on Saturday.
|20100101: Pakistan's biggest city and financial center Karachi nearly shut down on New Year's day as political and religious leaders called for a strike to protest against violence after a suicide bomber killed 43 people at Ashura procession staged by Shiite Muslims on Monday.
20100101: Unknown militants damaged two NATO tankers in west Pakistan by opening fire on one of them and torching the other, local TV channel reported Friday.
20100105: Authorities in helicopters flew over remote coastlines in the Solomon Islands on Tuesday assessing the damage from a large earthquake and tsunami that crashed ashore a day earlier, devastating at least one village.
20100106: Yemen's Interior Ministry says it arrested three suspected al-Qaida militants who were wounded in clashes with security forces earlier this week.
20100107: A bomb planted by militants hit the governor house in Khost city, capital of the Khost province east of Afghanistan wounding the acting governor and six others Thursday, the police said.
20100108: The Danish army says one of its soldiers has been killed and five injured, two seriously, by an explosive device in southern Afghanistan.
20100108: The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) agreed with Egypt and several Arab countries on a unified stance to respond to U.S. efforts to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, a Palestinian newspaper reported Friday.
|20100121: President Barack Obama and his Democratic Party raced to re-evaluate their health care plans and electoral strategy following their stunning loss of a Senate seat in Massachusetts long held by Edward M. Kennedy.
20100124: The neat lines and red rectangular sketches look like any typical architectural design. But the handwritten initials H.H. -- belonging to the infamous Nazi SS chief Heinrich Himmler -- indicate what the drawings represent: wooden barracks, gas chambers and crematoria.
20100124: The U.S. says it can't immediately authenticate a new audio message purportedly by al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden that claims responsibility for the plot to bomb a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas.
20100202: Haiti's legislative elections have been postponed to an unspecified later date, the country's electoral council said on Tuesday.
20100202: The African leaders attending the 14th summit of the African Union (AU) have approved the establishment of a new agency to replace the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD).
20100204: Norwegian newsprint maker Norske Skog reported Thursday that fourth-quarter net profits surged to 667 million kroner ($113.5 million) from a 1.28 billion kroner loss a year earlier, as cost reductions made up for a drop in sales.
20100207: Louisiana Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu was elected mayor of New Orleans on Saturday, replacing term-limited Ray Nagin and becoming the majority-black city's first white mayor since 1979.
20100207: SAN JOSE, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) –Ruling party candidate Laura Chinchilla declared victory Sunday night in Costa Rica's Feb. 7 presidential election, after her main rivals, Otton Solis and Otto Guevara, had conceded defeat and congratulated her as the country's first female president in history.
20100208: Cote d'Ivoire's electoral process is going through turmoil due to the political-judicial battle over voter registration contentions linked to the Independent Electoral Commission (CEI).
|20100416: The South Korean military said on Friday an external explosion was the most likely cause of the mysterious sinking of a 1,200-ton corvette which sank near the tense maritime border with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) last month.
20100423: G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Washington on Friday urged the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to deliver on the reforms of its quota share and governance by the November Seoul summit.
20100427: Greek shares led the global stock market retreat Tuesday amid mounting concerns about the country's ability to tap a bailout facility. Portuguese shares were also heavily sold off as investors worried that the debt crisis could spread to another euro country.
20100512: A Libyan plane carrying 104 people crashed Wednesday on approach to Tripoli's airport, leaving a field scattered with smoldering debris that included a large chunk of the tail painted with the airline's brightly colored logo. A 10-year-old Dutch child was the only known survivor.
20100512: The China-Arab Cooperation Forum has become an important platform to enhance collective dialogue and cooperation between China and the Arab world, said Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi here on Wednesday.
20100530: Clash broke out between an international Gaza aid flotilla and Israeli navy, causing several casualties, a Twitter of the human rights organization Free Gaza Movement reported.
20100604: Australian customs said on Friday that two asylum seeker boats have been intercepted in northern Australian waters within two days.
20100607: Ray Allen scored 27 of his 32 points in the first half with a record-setting 3-point shooting display as the Boston Celtics evened the NBA finals with a 103-94 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 2 on Sunday.
20100615: The United Nations and the European Union urged Kyrgyzstan not to let ethnic riots derail a key constitutional referendum and parliamentary elections, as reports emerged Tuesday that suggested the rioting was deliberately started.
20100620: Colombia's former Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos, the candidate for the Social Party of National Unity, won the country's second round of presidential elections on Sunday with 69.17 percent of votes, while his rival Mokus got 27. 40 percent after 64.65 percent of voting was counted.