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

What happend on February 23rd 2012

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.

Commonwealth urges Maldives polls

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 0:07
related countries: Maldives Maldives

The Commonwealth calls for early elections in the Maldives to help solve the crisis caused by President Mohamed Nasheed's resignation two weeks ago.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

In pictures: Somali samosa seller

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 0:31
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A mother sells samosas to support 10 children
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Large diamond found in Australia

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 0:46
related countries: Australia Australia

Mining group Rio Tinto has unearthed an extremely rare pink diamond in Australia.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Jim Muir's tribute to Marie Colvin

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 0:49
related countries: Syria Syria

The BBC's Jim Muir pays tribute to Marie Colvin, killed in Syria
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Homs reporters' deaths condemned

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 0:58
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

The killings of two Western journalists in Homs among 60 reported deaths across Syria spark further outrage towards the Damascus government.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Comic Frank Carson dies aged 85

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 1:22
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Friends and former colleagues pay tribute to "one-off" comedian Frank Carson, whose catchphrases included "It's a cracker", after his death aged 85.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Who can save Bosnia's heritage?

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 1:36
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Will Bosnia’s precious national heritage weather a funding freeze?
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Rare US comic books fetch $3.5m

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 2:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

A collection of early comic books - including those featuring the debuts of Batman and Superman - is sold for $3.5m (£2.2m) at auction in New York.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Degree courses 'cut by a quarter'

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 2:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The number of full-time undergraduate degree courses offered at UK universities has fallen by 27% over the past six years, data shows.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US and N Korea in nuclear talks

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 2:41
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Beijing, Pyongyang

US and North Korean officials are meeting in Beijing for the first talks on Pyongyang's nuclear programme since the death of Kim Jong-il.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Gillard calls leadership ballot

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 3:19
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard calls a ballot for the leadership of the Labor Party on Monday to end a tussle with Kevin Rudd.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Yen falls to seven-month low

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 3:58
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

The Japanese yen falls to its lowest level against the US dollar in seven months, positive news for Japanese exporters.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Arroyo pleads not guilty to fraud

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 4:13
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Manila

Former Philippine President Gloria Arroyo pleads not guilty to electoral fraud before a court in Manila.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Santorum in spotlight in Arizona

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 4:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Michigan, Republican, Arizona

Rick Santorum comes under fire from rival US Republican candidates in a crucial TV debate days ahead of two key primaries.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Kashmir avalanches kill soldiers

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 4:56
related countries: India India

Snow avalanches have hit defence installations in Indian-administered Kashmir, killing at least nine Indian soldiers and trapping 11 others, officials say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Buenos Aires train crash kills 49

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 5:10
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Buenos Aires

A commuter train crash at a station in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires kills at least 49 people and leaves more than 600 injured, officials say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: CCTV shows moments before train crash

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 5:26
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Buenos Aires

Some 49 people are killed and at least 600 injured in Argentina after a commuter train crashes as it arrives into one of the city's busiest stations in Buenos Aires.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Firefighters' key Fukushima mission

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 6:38
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo, Fukushima

Tokyo firefighters had just 60 minutes to carry out a mission to help avert nuclear disaster at Fukushima a year ago.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Western concern over reporters deaths

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 6:49
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

The killings of two Western reporters and reported deaths of some 60 people across Syria have triggered further Western outrage towards the Damascus government.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

More unrest at riot-hit Bali jail

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 7:15
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Bali

Foreign prisoners are being transferred out after a second night of unrest is reported at the biggest jail on Indonesia's Bali island.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

British Gas owner profits up 1%

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 7:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Centrica, the owner of British Gas, says profits stayed flat due to the effect of a slump in in demand in the UK.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Early Match Play exit for Donald

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 7:58
related countries: South Korea South Korea

World number one and defending champion Luke Donald is beaten by Ernie Els in the first round of the WGC Match Play in Arizona.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

McIlroy aims for world number one

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 9:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy will become the new world number one if he wins the WGC Match Play in Arizona.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Deadly blast at Pakistan bus stop

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 9:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar

At least 12 people are killed and 30 injured after a bomb hit a bus stop in the city of Peshawar in north-west Pakistan, police officials say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Museveni against gay promotion

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 9:48
related countries: Uganda Uganda

The President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, tells Stephen Sackur that homosexuals were never persecuted in his country and that the issue is being mishandled by western countries.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

UN body bars Sri Lanka diplomat

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 10:09
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United States United States

A controversial Sri Lankan diplomat, the subject of a US lawsuit accusing him of war crimes, is excluded from a United Nations committee.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Credit Agricole has 3bn-euro loss

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 10:29
related countries: Greece Greece

Credit Agricole reports a large loss for the three months to the end of December due to its exposure to Greek debt.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Putin says 'battle on' for Russia

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 10:39
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Thousands of supporters hear Vladimir Putin deliver a strongly patriotic speech at a Moscow stadium as he bids for re-election.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

German business 'more confident'

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 10:44
related countries: Germany Germany

German business confidence rises for the fourth month in a row in February, to a seven month high, according to the Ifo Institute.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Academy denies Baron Cohen ban

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 11:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British comedy actor Sacha Baron Cohen is not banned from attending Sunday's Academy Awards, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

England's Tuilagi to face Wales

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 11:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Centre Manu Tuilagi returns to the England team to face Wales on Saturday as interim head coach Stuart Lancaster makes four changes.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

One Direction score US chart hit

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 11:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

One Direction score the highest debut for a UK act in the US singles chart for almost 14 years, with What Makes You Beautiful.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Italy chided over Africa migrants

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 11:47
related countries: Somalia Somalia, Italy Italy, Libya Libya, Eritrea Eritrea

The European Court of Human Rights says Italy violated the rights of Eritrean and Somali migrants by sending them back to Libya.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Merkel sorry for neo-Nazi outrage

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 11:55
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

As Germans mourn neo-Nazi murder victims, Chancellor Angela Merkel appeals to their families for forgiveness.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Will Afghan Koran row prove Nato's tipping point?

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 11:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

How Koran burning row exposes US failures in Afghanistan
Read the full article » | View on the map »

India disowns call to ban gay sex

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 11:59
related countries: India India

India's home ministry disowns an apparent call from a top government lawyer for a landmark ruling decriminalising gay sex to be overturned.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Inside Syria: Northern rebels press for freedom

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 12:10
related countries: Syria Syria

BBC's Ian Pannell witnesses north Syria rebel campaign
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Egyptian press says court should be tough on Mubarak

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 12:22
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The last day of the trial of ex-President Hosni Mubarak is front-page news in Egypt, with most publications calling for a harsh sentence.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Rocking horse unveiled on plinth

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 12:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A 4.1m high bronze sculpture of a boy on a rocking horse, by artists Elmgreen and Dragset, is unveiled on the Fourth Plinth in London's Trafalgar Square.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

UN lists Syria war crime suspects

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 13:04
related countries: Syria Syria

A UN panel draws up a list of Syrian officials who may be investigated for crimes against humanity, as Syrian forces renew shelling in Homs.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

New Afghan Koran protests erupt

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 13:08
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

At least another eight people are killed, including two Nato soldiers, in violence across Afghanistan, after the burning of the Koran at a US base.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Star Church settles over hacking

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 13:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Singer Charlotte Church has settled her damages claim against News Group Newspapers over the hacking of her phone, London's High Court hears.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: 'We are scared of tomorrow'

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 13:44
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Somalia's President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed has called on the international community to help secure his war-torn nation's future, at a major conference in London.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Campbell earns first England call

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 14:00
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Sunderland

Uncapped duo Fraizer Campbell and Tom Cleverley are named in England's squad for Wednesday's friendly against the Netherlands.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Branson wins porn domain battle

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 14:08
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Sir Richard Branson wins the right to control richardbranson.xxx after an Australian man was ruled to have registered the domain "in bad faith".
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Tanzanians riot over 'witchcraft'

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 14:31
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania

Four Tanzanian police officers are detained after a deadly protest over women allegedly killed to obtain body parts for witchcraft use.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Baby daughter for Sweden's heir

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 14:37
related countries: Sweden Sweden, Seychelles Seychelles

Sweden's popular heir to the throne, Crown Princess Victoria, gives birth to a baby girl, her husband Prince Daniel announces.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Activists query Indian killings

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 14:43
related countries: India India
related places: Chennai

Indian human rights activists question the circumstances in which five alleged bank robbers were killed by police in Chennai on Thursday.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Deutsche Telekom hurt by crisis

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 14:56
related countries: Greece Greece

Deutsche Telekom reports a loss due to a drop in demand in Europe, including Greece, because of the eurozone debt crisis.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Scrutiny for fjord rock disposal

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 15:53
related countries: Norway Norway

The practice of dumping millions of tonnes of waste rock from mining in deep Norwegian fjords is coming under close scrutiny from the country's scientists.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Apple wins iPad dispute in China

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 15:56
related countries: China China

Apple can for now continue to sell the iPad tablet in Shanghai after a court ruling over naming rights is suspended on Thursday.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US helicopter crash kills marines

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 16:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arizona

Seven US Marines are killed in a mid-air collision between two helicopters during a training exercise in Arizona, officials say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

RBS bank's loss doubles in 2011

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 16:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Royal Bank of Scotland reports a loss of £2bn in 2011, its fourth year of losses since the bank's bailout in 2008.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Greek MPs approve debt swap deal

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 17:01
related countries: Greece Greece

The Greek parliament passes a law that allows a debt write-down with private creditors - a key plank of its EU/IMF bailout agreement.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

At least 55 dead in Iraq attacks

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 17:10
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

At least 55 people are killed and hundreds injured in a wave of bombings and shootings targeting mainly police officers in Shia areas of Iraq.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Obama apology for Koran burnings

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 17:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Koran, Kabul

President Barack Obama apologises to the Afghan people for the burning of Korans by American troops at a US base outside Kabul.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Philippines' overcrowded bat cave

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 17:20
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The number of bats living in a sanctuary in the Philippines has increased so much that many are being forced out of their habitat.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

AUDIO: Falling Sikh population in Afghanistan

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 17:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Sikh author Bobby Singh Bansal has travelled to Afghanistan, to investigate the falling Sikh population within the country.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Whitney death photo shocks fans

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 17:30
related countries: United States United States

A US tabloid publishes what it claims to be the "last picture" ever taken of the singer in the funeral home.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Chavez set for new Cuba surgery

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 18:04
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Cuba Cuba

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who had cancer last year, is heading to Cuba again on Friday for surgery to remove a potentially cancerous lesion.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Nigerian school targeted in fire

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 18:19
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Maiduguri

A Nigerian school is set alight - the second non-religious school in the Islamist militant stronghold of Maiduguri to be targeted this week.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Weight in gold for a divorce in Iran

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 18:49
related countries: Iran Iran

Thousands of Iranian men are being sent to prison for not paying a gold dowry promised to their beloved before marriage should the relationship end in divorce.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Mladic says UN's tribunal biased

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 18:55
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Former Bosnian Serb forces commander Gen Ratko Mladic says the UN war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia is biased in its trial against him.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Pakistan hit back to beat England

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 19:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pakistan fight back to beat England by eight runs in the first of the three-match Twenty20 series.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Leaders back Somali terror fight

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 19:37
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

World leaders pledge support for political and military measures to fight Somali Islamist militant group al-Shabab, after a conference in London.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Web privacy fears spur US plans

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 20:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The White House unveils a "bill of rights" for web users, calling for stronger privacy protections amid fears that online browsing habits are not secure.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Scuba honeymoon death man cleared

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 20:55
related countries: Australia Australia

A man accused of drowning his wife while on a scuba dive during their honeymoon in Australia is acquitted by a judge in Alabama.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Will the world help or hinder Somalia?

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 21:17
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Has the London conference helped reshape failed state?
Read the full article » | View on the map »

England v Wales

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 21:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Twickenham

Preview of Saturday's Six Nations fixture between England v Wales at Twickenham.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Wikileaks accused enters no plea

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 21:36
related countries: United States United States

The US Army private accused of leaking classified documents to Wikileaks defers a plea on 22 charges at the start of his court martial.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Argentines query Falklands policy

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 21:44
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), Argentina Argentina

A group of intellectuals challenges Argentina's Falkland Islands stance, saying the rights of the islanders to self-determination should be respected.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Putin: 'Battle is on' for Russia

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 22:17
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

A crowd of thousands has heard Vladimir Putin deliver a strongly patriotic speech at a Moscow stadium as he bids for re-election as president of Russia.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

AIG profit boosted by tax benefit

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 22:23
related countries: United States United States

US insurance giant AIG reports a big increase in fourth-quarter profit, thanks to a $17.7bn (£11.2bn) tax benefit.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Ireland v Italy

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 22:33
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Italy Italy
related places: Dublin

Preview of Saturday's Six Nations fixture between Ireland and Italy at Dublin's Aviva Stadium.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Koran protests continue despite apology

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 23:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

President Barack Obama has apologised to the Afghan people for the burning of Korans by American troops at a US base.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Hurt reporter asks to leave Syria

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 23:29
related countries: Syria Syria, France France
related places: Homs

Edith Bouvier, the French journalist hurt in an attack on the Syrian city of Homs, says she needs urgent medical attention and asks to be evacuated.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Obama: No quick fix for gas price

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 23:30
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama says there is no "silver bullet" to bring car fuel prices down quickly and defends his energy policy.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Mild drought 'caused Maya fall'

Thursday 23rd of February 2012, 23:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: New

New research suggests mild drought conditions were enough to cause the collapse of the Central American Maya civilisation after AD950.
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