Archaeologists in England report the discovery at Durrington Walls on Salisbury Plain of what seems to be ruins of the largest Neolithic village ever found in Great Britain; the 4,600-year-old site was built about the same time as nearby Stonehenge.
After two weeks of ethnic unrest in the Terai region of Nepal, Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala says in a televised address that he will press for Nepal's new system of government to be a federal one, a key demand of the Madhesi people of Terai.
As violence between Hamas and Fatah that has claimed more than 20 lives in the past four days continues in Gaza, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia invites both factions to hold reconciliation talks in Mecca; both sides say they will accept the invitation.
The Roman Catholic party Sinn Fein agrees to endorse the Northern Ireland police force, which is to change over the next 15 years from being mostly Protestant to being proportionately representative of both the Protestant and the Roman Catholic communities.
The automobile endurance race 24 Hours of Daytona in Florida is won by the team consisting of former Formula 1 driver Juan Pablo Montoya of Colombia, Scott Pruett of the U. Meeting in Addis Ababa, Eth., the African Union chooses Pres.
John Kufuor of Ghana to assume the organization's rotating presidency, rebuffing The Sudan for the second consecutive year because of worsening violence in Darfur.
The winner of the annual Ernst von Siemens Music Prize, which honours outstanding achievement in contemporary music, is announced; the prize will be presented to British composer Brian Ferneyhough in May. Gates announce that the United States Africa Command, to oversee U. military operations in Africa, will be established by Sept.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change releases the first section of its four-part report; it says that global warming is “unequivocal” and that human activity is almost certainly the cause and cites the scientific evidence for these conclusions. 30, 2008; responsibility for Africa is now divided between three commands.
The rival satellite radio companies XM and Sirius announce a merger; the combined company, with a total of 14 million subscribers, will be headed by Mel Karmazin of Sirius as CEO and will be called Project Big Sky by XM. Department of Justice in the past few months in what is becoming a political scandal. An unusually large preelection rally led by Russian opposition leader and former chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov in St.Lord Levy, the top Labour Party fund-raiser in the U.K., is arrested for the second time in an inquiry into whether seats in the House of Lords had been made available in exchange for financial considerations.American television personality Oprah Winfrey officially opens the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in Henley-on-Klip, S. Hugo Chávez of Venezuela dismisses his interior minister and his vice president, citing unacceptably high levels of violent crime and prison violence in the case of the former but giving no explanation for the action against the latter. Bush acknowledges difficulties in Iraq and announces that he will send 20,000 more U. troops to Iraq in what he calls a “surge” to end the violence in Baghdad. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice meets with Palestinian Authority Pres.Af., with an initial class of 152 11- and 12-year-old girls; the eventual enrollment will be 450. Negroponte will resign as director of national intelligence in order to become deputy secretary of state, filling a post that has been vacant since the resignation of Robert B. In Fiji, coup leader Frank Bainimarama restores Ratu Josefa Iloilo as president and dismisses Jona Senilagakali, whom Bainimarama had appointed interim prime minister after the coup; the following day Bainimarama is sworn in as interim prime minister. Ukraine's Supreme Council (legislature) passes a law that removes the right of the president to reject a prime minister chosen by the council as well as the right to choose the foreign and defense ministers, and it limits presidential decrees. Mahmoud Abbas in Ram Allah in the West Bank; she will spend the next two days shuttling between Israeli and Palestinian officials in an attempt to bring them to an agreement.Jim Samples resigns as general manager of the cable television Cartoon Network after a guerrilla marketing campaign involving electronic advertisements placed in unexpected places in several major cities caused a bomb scare on January 31 in Boston.The World Health Organization for the first time approves a vaccine against rotavirus, which causes diarrhea and kills some 600,000 children a year; the approval means UN agencies can use it in mass-vaccination campaigns.will own all trademarks but license some of them back to Apple Corps; a dispute arose when Apple Computer began selling music through i Tunes in 2003. Sweden's Ministry of Agriculture gives the country's reindeer herders some .3 million in emergency aid to keep their animals from starving; thick ice has made it impossible for the reindeer to eat the lichen that is their usual diet.magazine describes an experiment by a team of researchers led by Lene Vestergaard Hau that used Bose-Einstein clouds to stop a pulse of light and reconstitute it in another location, where it continued on its way.Stephen Curtis resigns as head of the UN police force in the Kosovo enclave of Serbia; on February 10, UN police in Pristina had fired rubber bullets at demonstraters who were protesting terms of the UN plan for the enclave, and two protesters were killed.France's TGV high-speed train reaches a speed of 538 km/h (334 mph) in a test run between Paris and Strasbourg, setting a new speed record for the train; the previous record was 515 km/h (320 mph), established in 1990.