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United States

The United States obtains its first seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council.

War in Somalia (2009-)

Combat between the government and the Islamic Courts Union kills at least 123 people in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Nazi Germany

Suspected Nazi death-camp officer John Demjanjuk arrives in Munich, Germany, to begin his trial.

Pakistan Army

The Army raids a Taliban military base in Swat, Pakistan.

Liberal Party

The Liberal Party wins a majority of seats in British Columbia's general election.