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General Assembly

The General Assembly legalizes same-sex marriage in Vermont, United States.


Australia's government announces a A$43-billion investment for the National Broadband Network.


French police raid the Basque Homeland and Freedom's "bomb factory" in Grenoble, Isere.

Fokker F27

Twenty-four people are killed as a Fokker F27 airliner crashes in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia.


Two people are killed and two injured during a shooting in Landshut, Bavaria, Germany.


Demonstrators in Chisinau protest the Communist Party's absolute majority in Moldova's parliamentary election.


Malaysia holds by-elections in Bukit Selambau, Bukit Gantang, and Batang Ai.


Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori is convicted of violating human rights and imprisoned until 2034.


United States District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan overturns the conviction of former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens.


The Israel Police kill a Palestinian terrorist in East Jerusalem as he rams them with his tractor.


Irish Finance Minister Brian Lenihan announces an emergency budget.

Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan has outlined six steps to restore the Irish economy in his supplementary Budget.