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The British Antarctic Survey announces that the flow rate of 300 previously unmeasured glaciers increased by 12% between 1993 and 2003, adding to concerns over glacier retreat and the rise in sea levels caused by global warming.

A Guyanese suspect who allegedly planned an attack on New York City's JFK Airport surrenders in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

United States v. Libby: I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Jr., former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, is sentenced to 30 months in prison after being convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice in the CIA leak grand jury investigation.

U.S. President George W. Bush begins his tour of Europe in Prague before the G8 summit in Germany. During his visit, he intends to address the deployment of interceptor rockets, the establishment of radar bases in Poland and the Czech Republic, and the related tension that has arisen between the United States and Russia.

Spanish Basque separatist group ETA announces it will end its 15-month cease-fire tonight at midnight (CEST).

ETA has said it will end its 15-month-old ceasefire at midnight tonight and has warned the Spanish government of new attacks.

Thailand's interim government removes a ban on political party activities.

Eleven people are killed and around 30 injured in a train crash 10 kilometres north of Kerang, Victoria, Australia.

Ten people have been killed and dozens injured in Australia's worst rail crash in 30 years.