loading

What happend on February 6th 2009

You may use the navigation bar to select any day since November 11th, 2005. See the most imporant events in the world – expore the recent history on the map.

Russia and China seen negatively

Friday 6th of February 2009, 0:01
related countries: Russia Russia, China China

Global public views of Russia and China have slipped considerably in the past year, a poll for the BBC World Service suggests.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Referral system causes confusion

Friday 6th of February 2009, 0:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The England and West Indies players are left confused after Ramnaresh Sarwan's lbw is reversed.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Europe jewel thief 'linked to UK'

Friday 6th of February 2009, 0:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A thief wanted in Europe for stealing rings worth thousands of euros could have struck in the UK, police believe.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

China falls in global opinion

Friday 6th of February 2009, 2:10
related countries: Russia Russia, China China

Global public views of Russia and China have slipped considerably in the past year, a poll for the BBC World Service suggests.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Phelps suspended over 'pot pipe'

Friday 6th of February 2009, 2:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: Phelps

Swimming authorities in the US suspend Michael Phelps for three months in a row over pictures appearing to show cannabis use.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Senate bail-out talks hit impasse

Friday 6th of February 2009, 4:48
related countries: United States United States

US senators fail to reach agreement for the third day on President Barack Obama's $900bn (£616bn) bail-out plan.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Activist ship and whalers collide

Friday 6th of February 2009, 5:19
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Anti-whaling activists' ship collides with a Japanese whaling ship in Antarctic waters, sparking protests from Tokyo.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Clinton seeks better Russia ties

Friday 6th of February 2009, 6:29
related countries: Iran Iran, Russia Russia, United States United States

Hillary Clinton says the US wants a better partnership with Russia on issues including Iran's nuclear ambitions.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Philippine hostages make appeal

Friday 6th of February 2009, 6:39
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Three aid workers kidnapped in the southern Philippines appeal on local radio for negotiations to secure their release.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Regime change

Friday 6th of February 2009, 8:05
related countries: Poland Poland

Poland looks back 20 years after communism fell
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Phelps suspended over 'pot pipe'

Friday 6th of February 2009, 8:12
related countries: United States United States

Swimming authorities in the US suspend Michael Phelps for three months in a row over pictures appearing to show cannabis use.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Impressive Irish hold off France

Friday 6th of February 2009, 8:29
related countries: Ireland Ireland, France France

Ireland begin their first Six Nations campaign under Declan Kidney aiming to improve on last year's dismal fourth-place showing.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Jolie concern at Rohingya plight

Friday 6th of February 2009, 8:57
related countries: Burma Burma, Thailand Thailand, United States United States

US film star Angelina Jolie speaks out on behalf of Rohingya boat people, while visiting a refugee camp on the Thai-Burmese border.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Sanctions put on Mauritania junta

Friday 6th of February 2009, 9:26
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

The African Union imposes sanctions on Mauritania's junta, amid reports that its leader could contest polls in June.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Malaysian MP removed from office

Friday 6th of February 2009, 10:15
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A Malaysian opposition leader is forcibly removed from office, after apparent defections cause a power shift in Perak state.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Elliott sees Kiwis past Australia

Friday 6th of February 2009, 10:59
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Australia Australia
related places: Melbourne

Grant Elliott guides New Zealand to a six-wicket win against Australia in Melbourne and a 2-0 lead in the one-day series.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Snow brings more chaos in UK

Friday 6th of February 2009, 11:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A fifth day of heavy snow causes school closures and travel problems across the UK, with hundreds of drivers rescued.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russia allows US Afghan supplies

Friday 6th of February 2009, 11:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Moscow

Moscow says it has agreed to a US request to ship non-military supplies for its troops in Afghanistan across Russian territory.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US watchdog attacks bail-out plan

Friday 6th of February 2009, 11:47
related countries: United States United States

The US treasury paid $78bn too much during its rescue of financial institutions last year, says a Congressional watchdog.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Angry protests at Pakistan blast

Friday 6th of February 2009, 11:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Angry protests take place in Pakistan's Punjab province after a bomb attack on a Shia procession killed 30.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Nine-year-old Singaporean boy writes iPhone code

Friday 6th of February 2009, 11:49
related countries: Singapore Singapore

A nine-year-old boy in Singapore has written two applications for the iPhone.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Sarkozy defends plans for economy

Friday 6th of February 2009, 11:53
related countries: France France

French President Nicolas Sarkozy defends his plans to revive the economy, saying state aid for banks has cost nothing.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Arms ship set to leave for Kenya

Friday 6th of February 2009, 12:10
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Ukraine Ukraine, Somalia Somalia

A Ukrainian ship freed by Somali pirates is preparing to leave Somali waters to deliver its arms shipment to Kenya.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Australian pilot lands plane in harbour

Friday 6th of February 2009, 12:12
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia
related places: Darwin

The pilot of a light aircraft is forced to land in Darwin harbour after engine trouble in northern Australia.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Making a mark

Friday 6th of February 2009, 12:13
related countries: India India

India tattoo skills meet computer tech
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Gunmen free Nigerian boy of nine

Friday 6th of February 2009, 12:57
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Oil militants in Nigeria release a nine-year-old boy kidnapped last week, when his sister, 11, was shot dead.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

UN hails Iraq election results

Friday 6th of February 2009, 13:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq

UN chief Ban Ki-moon pays a surprise visit to Baghdad to congratulate Iraqi voters after local elections.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Mugabe to sign unity deal bill

Friday 6th of February 2009, 13:27
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's President Mugabe is to sign a constitutional amendment allowing his rival to become prime minister.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Israeli elections: Voters' views

Friday 6th of February 2009, 13:45
related countries: Israel Israel

Eight Israelis tell the BBC who they will vote for in their country's general election on 10 February - and why.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Warning over UK 'surveillance state'

Friday 6th of February 2009, 13:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Electronic surveillance and collection of personal data has become "pervasive" in society, British peers warn.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Nigeria baby poison deaths rise

Friday 6th of February 2009, 14:00
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The number of children in Nigeria killed by a contaminated medicine has risen from 34 in December to 84, the health ministry says.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

England players top IPL auction

Friday 6th of February 2009, 14:01
related countries: India India
related places: Goa

Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Flintoff are the most expensive cricketers at the Indian Premier League auction, costing $1.55m (£1.1m) each.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

'Pants politics'

Friday 6th of February 2009, 14:08
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's political system 'threaten its existence'
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Octuplets' mum wanted huge family

Friday 6th of February 2009, 14:14
related countries: United States United States

A US woman who gave birth to octuplets speaks for the first time about her desire for a very large family.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Live text - West Indies v England

Friday 6th of February 2009, 14:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

West Indies lose their seventh wicket but edge ahead of England on day three of the first Test in Jamaica.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US unemployment worst since 1992

Friday 6th of February 2009, 14:43
related countries: United States United States

The number of people unemployed in the US rises to 7.6% - the highest level for nearly 17 years - figures show.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Israel expels Gaza aid ship team

Friday 6th of February 2009, 14:55
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

Israel expels those on board a Lebanese ship carrying aid for Gaza that was seized by the Israeli navy on Thursday.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Joy and concern

Friday 6th of February 2009, 15:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Mixed emotions at Pakistani nuclear scientist's release
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Pakistan militant raid 'kills 50'

Friday 6th of February 2009, 15:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Pakistani helicopter gunships attack Islamist militants in the Khyber region, killing more than 50 fighters, officials say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Red Cross 'incites S Lanka panic'

Friday 6th of February 2009, 16:00
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's government accuses the Red Cross of inciting panic over the military operation against Tamil Tiger rebels.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Bid to trim Obama's stimulus plan

Friday 6th of February 2009, 16:03
related countries: United States United States

US senators review President Barack Obama's $900bn (£616bn) stimulus plan to try to cut it down before putting it to a vote.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Did Russia's strongman meet his Waterloo at a private party?

Friday 6th of February 2009, 16:20
related countries: Russia Russia

An Abba tribute band says it performed a private concert for Russian PM Vladimir Putin - a claim denied by his spokesman.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Born positive

Friday 6th of February 2009, 16:23
related countries: Lesotho Lesotho

Lesotho Aids orphan tells how brother mocked her
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Zimbabwe judge frees MDC's Biti

Friday 6th of February 2009, 17:17
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

A judge drops a treason case against Tendai Biti, a key figure in Zimbabwe's MDC opposition.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

EU spars with Russia over rights

Friday 6th of February 2009, 17:51
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russia and the EU trade accusations over human rights abuses, at their first high-level talks since the gas dispute.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Italian right-to-die move blocked

Friday 6th of February 2009, 18:04
related countries: Italy Italy

The Italian cabinet orders doctors to continue feeding a comatose woman, despite a court order allowing the nutrition to stop.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Six Nations set to kick off

Friday 6th of February 2009, 18:10
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Europe's showpiece rugby union tournament kicks off on Saturday when England host Italy.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Six Nations set to kick off

Friday 6th of February 2009, 18:10
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Europe's showpiece rugby union tournament begins on Saturday when England host Italy.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Pakistan nuclear scientist 'free'

Friday 6th of February 2009, 18:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Disgraced Pakistani nuclear scientist AQ Khan is freed from house arrest and says he does not care what the US thinks.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Central Asia hub

Friday 6th of February 2009, 20:10
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan, United States United States

The BBC gets a look inside the US air base in Kyrgyzstan
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Kyrgyz closure of US base 'final'

Friday 6th of February 2009, 20:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan, United States United States

Kyrgyzstan says it will not reverse a decision to close a US base vital to US and Nato forces in Afghanistan.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Phelps accepts 'fair' punishment

Friday 6th of February 2009, 21:22
related countries: United States United States

Michael Phelps says his three-month ban from competition is a "fair" punishment.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Jobs battle

Friday 6th of February 2009, 21:53
related countries: United States United States

Unemployment in one of the US's worst hit states
Read the full article » | View on the map »

West Indies edge ahead of England

Friday 6th of February 2009, 22:36
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica, United Kingdom United Kingdom

West Indies close day three of the first Test against England in Jamaica with a lead of 34 at 352-7.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Obama denounces stimulus hold-up

Friday 6th of February 2009, 23:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Senate

US President Barack Obama says the Senate's delay in passing his economic stimulus bill is "inexcusable and irresponsible".
Read the full article » | View on the map »

About Maplandia.com World News Centre

This content is from the BBC News website. We use BBC News RSS feed under BBC Terms and Conditions. Date and time information is related to GMT. Unfortunately we can not offer RSS feed of this site with geographically sorted world news. However, you can add this page to your favourites or set it as your homepage to see what's new in the world when you start browsing.




Maplandia.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Google.