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Balochistan Liberation United Front

The Balochistan Liberation United Front releases United Nations official John Solecki from captivity in Quetta, Pakistan.

Mon Mome

Mon Mome wins the 2009 Grand National in Aintree, England.

Paramilitary soldiers

Six Frontier Corpsmen are killed during a suicide attack in Islamabad, Pakistan.


Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen will become NATO's Secretary General on August 1.

NATO leaders agreed unanimously on Saturday to appoint Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen as the next head of the alliance after Turkey dropped its objections. NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer told a joint news conference with Rasmussen: "You know that there has been discussion over the past 36 hours, but the fact that we are standi...

United States

A U.S. drone aircraft's missile kills 13 people in North Waziristan, Pakistan.

Reports from Pakistan say a US drone aircraft has fired a missile in the country's north-west, killing 13 people including some foreign militants.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development blacklists Costa Rica, Malaysia and the Philippines as non-cooperative tax havens.

Pittsburgh Police

Three police officers are killed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.


The Llaima volcano in Chile begins emitting lava and ash, prompting evacuations and landslide warnings.