Google map sightseeing
easy as never before.
world places:  
world regions:  
loading

What happend on February 28th 2011

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.

This map is informational only. No representation is made or warranty given as to its content. User assumes all risk of use. Maplandia.com assumes no responsibility for any loss or delay resulting from such use.

Views sought on high-speed rail

Monday 28th of February 2011, 0:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Birmingham, London

The government is to begin consulting the public on the proposed £17bn high-speed rail line from London to Birmingham.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

India prepares for 2011 budget

Monday 28th of February 2011, 0:11
related countries: India India

The Indian government is preparing to unveil its budget for 2011, but will Manmohan Singh's programme fall foul of inflation?
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Floods and landslides hit Bolivia

Monday 28th of February 2011, 0:21
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia
related places: La Paz

Floods and landslides strike the Bolivian city of La Paz, killing at least five people and destroying a poor suburb.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Chile marks quake anniversary

Monday 28th of February 2011, 0:30
related countries: Chile Chile

Chile commemorates last year's devastating earthquake and tsunami, amid disputes and protests over the pace of reconstruction.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Crucial 30 days

Monday 28th of February 2011, 1:17
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Incoming Irish leader has a busy month ahead
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Hondurans march against violence

Monday 28th of February 2011, 1:30
related countries: Honduras Honduras

Thousands of people join a march against violence in Honduras, which has one of the world's highest murder rates.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

From farce to brutality

Monday 28th of February 2011, 1:45
related countries: China China

Chinese authorities turn brutal at any sign of 'Jasmine protests'
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Clash over Cuba dissident march

Monday 28th of February 2011, 2:17
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

Cuba's dissident "Ladies in White" are confronted by supporters of the communist government as they demonstrate in Havana.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Obama backs Bahrain reform pledge

Monday 28th of February 2011, 2:37
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain, United States United States

US President Barack Obama expresses his support for the King of Bahrain's affirmed commitment to reform after two weeks of anti-government protests.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Islands for hire

Monday 28th of February 2011, 2:45
related countries: China China

Tenants sought for China's offshore real estate
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Education 'reduces blood pressure'

Monday 28th of February 2011, 2:46
related countries: United States United States

A long stint in education is good for people's blood pressure, according to researchers in the US.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan's output up for third month

Monday 28th of February 2011, 2:59
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's industrial output rises 2.4% in January, the third month in a row it has increased, official figures show.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

South Africa's lethal high

Monday 28th of February 2011, 3:13
related countries: South Africa South Africa

HIV drugs and rat poison - the cocktail of choice for addicts
Read the full article » | View on the map »

RAF completes second Libya rescue

Monday 28th of February 2011, 3:29
related countries: Libya Libya

David Cameron speaks of his delight after three RAF Hercules aircraft rescue a further 150 people - including 20 Britons - from the Libyan desert.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Thousands homeless in Bolivian landslides

Monday 28th of February 2011, 3:37
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Officials evacuated the area after weeks of torrential rains and flooding that has affected much of the country.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

China blocks any hint of protest

Monday 28th of February 2011, 4:22
related countries: China China

Chinese police block tiny protests and harass journalists for a second Sunday in a row following overseas website calls for "Jasmine" protests.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Taiwan to lift China's tech limit

Monday 28th of February 2011, 4:55
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, China China

Taiwan is expected to ease limits on tech-sector investment by Chinese firms to help bring money into the industry.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Fine Gael to open coalition talks

Monday 28th of February 2011, 5:48
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Fine Gael is expected to start contacting potential coalition parties on Monday after its record victory in the Irish general election.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Iraq killer reveals hanging fear

Monday 28th of February 2011, 6:01
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Baghdad

A British security guard who killed two colleagues in Baghdad speaks of his fears ahead of a murder verdict.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Clinton in Geneva for Libya talks

Monday 28th of February 2011, 6:51
related countries: Libya Libya, Tunisia Tunisia

An exodus of tens of thousands of Libyans from the country sees people pouring across the border to Tunisia to escape violent unrest.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

King's Speech crowned at Oscars

Monday 28th of February 2011, 7:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: King

British film The King's Speech is crowned best picture at the Oscars and wins a further three awards including best actor for Colin Firth.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: British triumph at Oscars 2011

Monday 28th of February 2011, 7:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

This year's Academy Awards saw British film The King's Speech pick up four Oscars for best picture, best actor, best director and best original screenplay.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Power line kills Brazil revellers

Monday 28th of February 2011, 8:07
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Botswana Botswana

At least 17 people die in a Brazilian town after a power line comes loose and electrocutes people enjoying a pre-Carnival street party.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Two more held in US agent killing

Monday 28th of February 2011, 8:57
related countries: Mexico Mexico, United States United States

Mexican authorities arrest two suspected leaders of the Zetas drug gang over the murder of US immigration agent Jaime Zapata.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

India economy to sustain growth

Monday 28th of February 2011, 9:10
related countries: India India

India's government unveils a budget projecting economic growth of 9% in 2012 and pledging an increase in social spending.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Gaddafi nurse returns to Ukraine

Monday 28th of February 2011, 9:15
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Libya Libya, United States United States
related places: Kiev

A Ukrainian nurse described by a US diplomat as a "voluptuous blonde" confidante of Libya's Col Gaddafi returns to Kiev with other evacuees.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Strike over Balochistan missing

Monday 28th of February 2011, 9:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Lawyers across the Pakistani province of Balochistan are on strike to pressure the authorities to take action over a series of alleged abductions.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

New finding on Thai protest death

Monday 28th of February 2011, 9:37
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thai investigators say a Reuters cameraman killed during red-shirt protests in 2010 was not shot by soldiers, reversing an earlier finding.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

In pictures

Monday 28th of February 2011, 10:12
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia
related places: La Paz

Aftermath of landslides in Bolivia's main city of La Paz
Read the full article » | View on the map »

S Korea starts joint US exercises

Monday 28th of February 2011, 10:19
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

Large-scale military exercises involving thousands of American and South Korean troops are under way despite a North Korea threat of "all-out war" in response.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Belarus 'breaks Ivorian embargo'

Monday 28th of February 2011, 10:26
related countries: Belarus Belarus

Belarus is seriously violating the international arms embargo on Ivory Coast by supplying helicopters to the man refusing to give up the presidency, the UN chief Ban says.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Aer Lingus warns of tougher times

Monday 28th of February 2011, 10:51
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Irish national carrier Aer Lingus reports a return to profit in 2010, but warns that this year is likely to be a lot harder.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Saddam's monuments repaired

Monday 28th of February 2011, 11:02
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Saddam, Baghdad

The giant crossed swords monument in Baghdad, modelled on Saddam's own hands, is being repaired
Read the full article » | View on the map »

France sends aid to Libya rebels

Monday 28th of February 2011, 11:10
related countries: Libya Libya, France France

France announces it is sending "massive" aid to opposition territory in Libya, amid allegations it has been too close to authoritarian regimes in the region.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Deadly clashes in Sudan oil state

Monday 28th of February 2011, 11:32
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Abyei

At least 10 people are killed in fighting in Abyei, the first ethnic clashes since last month's peace deal in Sudan's disputed, oil-producing state.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Berlusconi back on trial in Italy

Monday 28th of February 2011, 11:43
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Milan

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi goes back on trial in Milan in a tax fraud case but, as expected, does not appear in court.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Chinese authorities react to protest calls

Monday 28th of February 2011, 11:47
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing, Shanghai

Chinese authorities have put on a show of force in Beijing and Shanghai where activists had called for people to show their opposition to government policies.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Jacobi to appear at Belfast show

Monday 28th of February 2011, 11:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Belfast

The Grand Opera in Belfast confirms Sir Derek Jacobi will appear as King Lear at the theatre this week, after three shows in Wales were cancelled at the weekend, when the actor lost his voice.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

'Mixed feelings' over epic match

Monday 28th of February 2011, 12:11
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Bangalore

Captain Andrew Strauss says England have mixed emotions after their World Cup Group B match with India ends in a thrilling tie in Bangalore.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

South Asia Libya rescue under way

Monday 28th of February 2011, 12:15
related countries: Libya Libya, India India

South Asian governments begin evacuating nationals stranded in Libya, as the unrest across the country intensifies.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Egypt issues Mubarak travel ban

Monday 28th of February 2011, 12:28
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's public prosecutor issues a travel ban and freezes the assets of ousted President Hosni Mubarak and his family.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

'Go now', Cameron tells Gaddafi

Monday 28th of February 2011, 12:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

PM David Cameron adds his weight to the growing international pressure on Col Muammar Gaddafi to step down as the UK freezes his British-held assets.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Nato troops killed in Afghanistan

Monday 28th of February 2011, 12:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Four Nato troops are killed in attacks across Afghanistan, the coalition says, bringing to 34 the number of soldiers killed this month.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

China pollution 'to harm growth'

Monday 28th of February 2011, 12:51
related countries: China China

Pollution and the scramble for resources could choke China's economic growth, its environment minister warns.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Foreign ministers discuss Libya

Monday 28th of February 2011, 13:07
related countries: Libya Libya

Around 30,000 people who have fled the violence in Libya are now feeling trapped and restless on the Libya-Tunisia border.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Bell wary of threat from Ireland

Monday 28th of February 2011, 14:45
related countries: Ireland Ireland, India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ian Bell tells the BBC that England will "turn up like we're playing India" when they face Ireland in Wednesday's World Cup Group B tie.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Ortega set for Nicaragua poll run

Monday 28th of February 2011, 14:46
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua

Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega is set to run for a third term in November's election after securing his Sandinista party's nomination unopposed.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Vietnam democracy activist held

Monday 28th of February 2011, 15:09
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

A veteran Vietnamese pro-democracy activist is arrested after calling for a Middle East-style uprising to overthrow the country's communist government.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Model gives Iceman Oetzi new face

Monday 28th of February 2011, 15:13
related countries: Italy Italy

Oetzi the Iceman goes on show as a model in the Italian Alps, where he died from an arrow wound some 5,300 years ago.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US tax cut fails to lift spending

Monday 28th of February 2011, 15:19
related countries: United States United States

US household incomes rise a faster-than-expected 1% in January thanks to a tax cut, but spending remains sluggish.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

UK rescue plane's 'narrow escape'

Monday 28th of February 2011, 15:28
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Disaster was narrowly averted when small arms fire entered the cockpit of a RAF C130 Hercules evacuating Britons and foreign nationals from Libya, it emerges.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Argentina baby theft trial begins

Monday 28th of February 2011, 15:32
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina begins trying ex-leaders Jorge Videla and Reynaldo Bignone over the systematic theft of babies from political prisoners under military rule.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Oman protests despite reform vow

Monday 28th of February 2011, 15:48
related countries: Oman Oman

Protesters take to the streets in Oman for a third day, despite ruler Sultan Qaboos' promise of reforms and more jobs.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Americans killed in UAE air crash

Monday 28th of February 2011, 15:52
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

Four Americans are killed when their small plane crashes shortly after take-off in the United Arab Emirates.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Pirates 'seize Danish children'

Monday 28th of February 2011, 16:15
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, India India

Pirates have hijacked a sailing boat in the Indian Ocean seizing eight Danish people - including three children, Danish media reports say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

World urges end to Libya violence

Monday 28th of February 2011, 17:05
related countries: Libya Libya

Foreign ministers from around the world condemn violence against civilians in Libya, as foreign migrants struggle to cross into Tunisia.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Clinton calls for Gaddafi to go

Monday 28th of February 2011, 17:27
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States
related places: Geneva

Speaking at a UN human rights conference in Geneva, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Libya's Col Muammar Gaddafi must "go now".
Read the full article » | View on the map »

BA man guilty of terror charges

Monday 28th of February 2011, 17:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Newcastle

A British Airways worker based in Newcastle is convicted of using his job to plot acts including trying to blow up a plane.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

AUDIO: Tripoli resident's fears for family

Monday 28th of February 2011, 18:03
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

A Tripoli resident told the BBC that the situation in the capital is "not good" and he fears for the safety of his children.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Monday 28th of February 2011, 18:46
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iran could boycott the London Olympics after claiming the Games' 2012 logo is racist because it resembles the word "Zion" - a biblical term for the city of Jerusalem.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Iraq security guard killer jailed

Monday 28th of February 2011, 19:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British security guard Danny Fitzsimons is jailed for 20 years by an Iraqi court for the murders of two colleagues.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Discovery man is 200th spacewalker

Monday 28th of February 2011, 19:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Discovery

An American astronaut has become the 200th person to walk in space during Discovery's final mission to the International Space Station.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Mown down cyclists survive in Brazil

Monday 28th of February 2011, 20:06
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Porto Alegre

A car has ploughed through cyclists staging a demonstration in Porto Alegre, hitting at least 20 people.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US repositions forces near Libya

Monday 28th of February 2011, 21:27
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States
related places: Western

The US is repositioning some of its forces around Libya as Western nations consider options for possible intervention against Muammar Gaddafi's regime.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Iran 'arrests opposition leaders'

Monday 28th of February 2011, 21:43
related countries: Iran Iran

Iranian opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi are removed from their houses and taken to an undisclosed location, reports say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Afghanistan treasures revealed

Monday 28th of February 2011, 22:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A new show at the British Museum features some stunning items which were nearly lost in the years of Taliban rule.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Oil steady despite Saudi worries

Monday 28th of February 2011, 22:17
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian intervention relieves the latest pressure on the oil market but worries that unrest may hit the kingdom remain.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Israel's concerns over Egyptian border

Monday 28th of February 2011, 22:22
related countries: Israel Israel, Egypt Egypt

Israel shares a long border with Egypt, which before the fall of Hosni Mubarak, was considered a safe one
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Gaddafi: 'All my people love me'

Monday 28th of February 2011, 22:43
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi tells the BBC he is loved by all his people and denies there have been any protests in the capital, Tripoli.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Jayawardene outraged by TV remark

Monday 28th of February 2011, 22:53
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka vice-captain Mahela Jayawardene says he is considering legal action in response to commentary that implied he was guilty of match-fixing.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Border chaos as migrants flee Libya

Monday 28th of February 2011, 23:15
related countries: Libya Libya

There is growing concern about the exodus of tens of thousands of refugees fleeing the unrest in Libya.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Egypt stock exchange open delayed

Monday 28th of February 2011, 23:47
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The reopening of the Egyptian stock exchange has been delayed, the state-run news agency MENA reports.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US grants deepwater drill permit

Monday 28th of February 2011, 23:52
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico

The US grants the first new permit for deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico since last year's spill at a BP-owned oil well there.
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.


Copyright © 2005 maplandia.com. All rights reserved. | news | faq | contact us | RSS | XHTML & CSS