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

Somali Civil War (2009–present)

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.