Wednesday, January 03, 2007

For The Record III

The world has entered another new year - 2007. While the final days of 2006 was again met with thunderstorms, floods and earthquakes not unfamilar to mankind, 2007 begins with a mixture of hopeful developments and a few tragic incidents.

Jan 1, 2007 - An Indonesian passenger plane, Adam Air Flight KI-574, carrying 102 people disappeared in stormy weather Monday after sending out two distress signals. The Boeing 737 was carrying 96 passengers and 6 crews, of which 11 were children.

31 Dec, 2006 - 8 bomb blasts hit Bangkok on New Year's Eve, with 2 just before midnight. Three were killed and at least thirty injured.

30 Dec 2006 - Saddam Hussein was hanged for crimes against humanity at dawn on Saturday. A dramatic, violent end for a leader who ruled Iraq by fear for three decades before he was toppled by a U.S. invasion four years ago.

29 Dec, 2006 - A crowded Indonesian ferry, carrying nearly 640 passengers, breaks apart and sinks in the Java Sea during a violent storm. At least 400 are still missing.

23 Dec 2006 - Days of heavy rain touch off floods that kill more than 100 people and displace over 400,000 on northwestern Sumatra island.

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