Today in History - November 29

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0799        Nov 29, Pope Leo III, aided by Charlemagne, returned to Rome.
    (MC, 11/29/01)

1314        Nov 29, Philippe IV, the Handsome, King of France (1285-1314), died.
    (MC, 11/29/01)

1349        Nov 29, Jews of Augsburg, Germany, were massacred.
    (MC, 11/29/01)

1530        Nov 29, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey (55), former adviser to England's King Henry the VIII, died. He had served as Lord Chancellor from 1514-1529. Wolsey had amassed a fortune second only to that of the king.
    (AP, 11/29/97)(PCh, 1992ed, p.176)

1592        Nov 29, An admiral’s report said an English warship was lost off the coast of Alderney. A block of mineral was later found on the wreck. In 2013 scientists reported that the rock was likely a sunstone (Iceland spar), used to reveal the sun’s direction and thus assist in navigation.
    (Econ, 3/9/13, p.80)

1643        Nov 29, Claudio Giovanni Monteverdi (76), Italian composer (L'Arianna), died.
    (MC, 11/29/01)

1745        Nov 29, Bonnie Prince Charlie's army moved into Manchester and occupied Carlisle. [see Nov 18]
    (MC, 11/29/01)

1760        Nov 29, Major Roger Rogers took possession of Detroit on behalf of Britain. French commandant Belotre surrendered Detroit.
    (HN, 11/29/98)(MC, 11/29/01)

1775        Nov 29, The American Congress formed the Committee of Secret Correspondence with the mission of corresponding with friends in Great Britain, Ireland and other parts of the world. It April, 1777, its title was changed to Committee for Foreign Affairs. Members included Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Harrison, John Jay, Thomas Johnson and John Dickinson.
    (AH, 2/06, p.54)
1775        Nov 29, Sir James Jay invented invisible ink.
    (MC, 11/29/01)

1780        Nov 29, Maria Theresa Hapsburg (63), Queen of Austria, died.
    (MC, 11/29/01)

1784        Nov 29, American Dr. John Jeffries paid Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard £100 pounds for a balloon flight in England during which he made some atmospheric measurements.
    (ON, 10/03, p.6)

1787        Nov 29, In France Louis XVI promulgated an edict of tolerance, granting civil status to Protestants.
    (HN, 11/29/98)(WSJ, 11/1/01, p.A19)

1797        Nov 29, Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti, composer (Lucia di Lamermoor, l'Elisir d'Amore), was born.
    (MC, 11/29/01)

1799        Nov 29, Amos Bronson Alcott, US educator and poet (Concord Days), was born.
    (MC, 11/29/01)

1803        Nov 29, Christian Doppler (d.1853), Austrian physicist who discovered the Doppler effect, was born. Hubble used his name for the Doppler Effect, that describes the apparent change in the frequency of a wave depending on whether the wave is approaching or receding.
    (WUB, 1994, p.426)(HN, 11/29/98)

1811        Nov 29, Wendell Phillips, women's suffrage, antislavery, prison reformer, was born.
    (MC, 11/29/01)

1812        Nov 29, The last elements of Napoleon Bonaparte's Grand Armee retreated across the Beresina River in Russia. Tens of thousands of French troops and civilians perished when the Russians attacked Napoleon's army as it crossed the Berezina River in Belarus on the punishing retreat from Moscow. The following Spring it was recorded that 32,000 bodies were rounded up and burned on the river banks near Studianka.
    (HN, 11/29/99)(AP, 11/26/07)(www.wtj.com/articles/berezina/)

1813        Nov 29, Giambattista Bodoni (73), Italian stamp cutter, publisher, and type font designer (bodoni), died.
    (MC, 11/29/01)

1825        Nov 29, 1st Italian opera in US, "Barber of Seville," premiered in NYC and was welcomed by the legendary librettist for Mozart (and friend of Casanova), Lorenzo DaPonte, who was Professor of Italian at King's (later Columbia) College.
    (MC, 11/29/01)

1832        Nov 29, Louisa May Alcott (d.1888), American author who wrote "Little Women," was born in Germantown, Pa. Under the pen name A.M. Barnard she wrote stories of violence and revenge that included "Pauline’s Passion and Punishment." "It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women."
    (WUD, 1994, p.35)(SFC, 6/17/97, p.E3)(AP, 7/12/98)(HN, 11/29/98)

1847        Nov 29, A small group of Cayuse Indians assaulted the Whitman Mission, Walla Walla, Washington, at the time sheltering 74 people, most of them emigrants. The attackers killed 13 people, including Marcus and Narcissa Whitman. It temporarily ended Protestant missionary efforts in the Oregon country. The Whitman Creek massacre set off the Cayuse War (1848).
    (www.legendsofamerica.com/wa-whitmanmassacre.html)

1849        Nov 29, Ambrose Fleming, inventor of the diode, was born.
    (MC, 11/29/01)

1863        Nov 29, The Battle of Fort Sanders, Knoxville, Tenn., ended in Confederate withdrawal. There were 8-900 casualties.
    (HN, 11/29/98)(MC, 11/29/01)

1864        Nov 29, 4th and last day of skirmishes took place at Waynesboro, Georgia.
    (MC, 11/29/01)
1864        Nov 29, The Battle of Spring Hill, Ten., a prelude to the Battle of Franklin (aka Thomason's Station), was fought. General John Bell Hood’s Army of Tennessee marched from Columbia toward Spring Hill to isolate major portions of Union forces from each other, hoping to defeat each in turn before they could unite and overwhelm him.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Spring_Hill)
1864        Nov 29, In retaliation for an Indian attack on a party of immigrants near Denver, 750 members of a Colorado militia unit, led by Colonel John M. Chivington, attacked an unsuspecting village of Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indians camped on Sand Creek in present-day Kiowa County. Some 300 [163] Indians were killed in the attack, including women and children, many of whose bodies were mutilated. Ten soldiers died in the attack. The Sand Creek Massacre, as this incident came to be called, provoked a savage struggle between Indians and the white settlers. It also generated two Congressional investigations into the actions of Chivington and his men. The House Committee on the Conduct of the War concluded that Chivington had "deliberately planned and executed a foul and dastardly massacre which would have disgraced the varied and savage among those who were the victims of his cruelty."
    (HNPD, 11/29/98)(HN, 11/29/98)(SFC, 9/15/00, p.A9)(SSFC, 2/1/04, p.C13)

1870        Nov 29, Compulsory education was proclaimed in England.
    (MC, 11/29/01)

1872        Nov 29, Horace Greeley (b.1811), founder of the New York Tribune, died. The daily paper reflected much of the morality of his New England upbringing and he partnered a high standard of news gathering with printed arguments and urges against drinking, gambling, capital punishment and—increasingly in the 1850s—slavery. The slavery issue and his lifelong desire for high political office led him away from his political party, the Whigs, and to the newly emerging Republican Party. He usually sided with the radical wing of the Republicans, advocating early emancipation of slaves. Still unsuccessful in state and national bids, he eventually joined a group of Republican dissenters who formed the Liberal Republican Party to oppose Grant. While he received almost 44% of the popular vote, he received only 18% of the electoral vote, which were cast for other candidates due to his death. In 2006 Robert C. Williams authored “Horace Greeley.
    (HNQ, 11/3/00)(WSJ, 5/25/06, p.D8)

1874        Nov 29, Antonio Egas Moniz, lobotomist (Nobel 1949), was born in Portugal.
    (MC, 11/29/01)

1887        Nov 29, US received rights to Pearl Harbor on Oahu, Hawaii.
    (MC, 11/29/01)

1890        Nov 29, The first Army-Navy football game was played, at West Point, New York. Navy defeated Army by a score of 24-to-nothing.
    (AP, 11/29/00)
1890        Nov 29, The Imperial Diet, forerunner of Japan's national legislature, opened its first session, four days after its members were summoned by Emperor Meiji.
    (AP, 11/29/99)

1895        Nov 29, Busby Berkeley, director, was born. His work included "42nd Street."
    (HN, 11/29/00)

1898         Nov 29, C.S. Lewis (d.1963), British author, was born. His work included "The Chronicles of Narnia." Clive Staples Lewis chose a theistic view of reality over a materialistic one and affirmed the mutual existence of soul, god and nature. His autobiography was titled "Surprised by Joy." His work included "The Abolition of Man," "Miracles" and "The Problem of Pain." "Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. ... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival."
    (AP, 12/20/97)(WSJ, 10/8/98, p.W13)(SFEC, 11/15/98, p.T3)

1900        Nov 29, Mildred Elizabeth Sisk, the infamous American-born Axis Sally, was born. She broadcast propaganda for Radio Berlin from Nazi Germany to Allied troops during the Second World War.
    (HN, 11/29/98)

1903        Nov 29, Inquiry into U.S. Postal Service demonstrated the government had lost millions in fraud.
    (HN, 11/29/98)

1908        Nov 29, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., later New York Congressman, was born in New Haven, Conn.
    (AP, 11/29/08)
 
1911        Nov 29, Konrad Fuchs, German atomic physicist, was born. He worked on developing the atomic bomb in the United States during World War II while giving its secrets to the Soviet Union.
    (HN, 11/23/99)

1916        Nov 29, US declared martial law in Dominican Republic.
    (MC, 11/29/01)

1918        Nov 29, Madeleine L'Engle, writer, was born. Her work included "A Wrinkle in Time."
    (HN, 11/29/00)

1923        Nov 29, International commission headed by American banker Charles Dawes was set up to investigate the German economy.
    (HN, 11/29/98)

1924        Nov 29, Italian composer Giacomo Puccini (b.1858) died in Brussels before he could complete his opera "Turandot." Franco Alfano finished it. His death marked the end of a 300-year tradition of Italian opera. In 2003 Mary Jane Phillips-Matz authored "Puccini."
    (AP, 11/29/97)(SFC, 12/28/99, p.C1)(WSJ, 4/11/03, p.W7)

1926        Nov 29, W. Somerset Maugham's "Constant Wife" premiered in NYC.
    (MC, 11/29/01)

1927        Nov 29, Vince Scully, sportscaster (NBC Baseball Game of the Week), was born.
    (MC, 11/29/01)
1927        Nov 29, Genevieve Paddleford arrived as the 1st woman inmate at the new women’s quarters at San Quentin Prison. She was serving 1 to 10 years for stealing $600 worth of clothing.
    (SFC, 11/29/02, p.E9)

1928        Nov 29, Paul Simon (d.2003), later Senator of Illinois, was born in Eugene, Or.
    (SFC, 12/10/03, p.A2)

1929        Nov 29, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Richard E. Byrd radioed that he'd made the first airplane flight over the South Pole: "My calculations indicate that we have reached vicinity of South Pole." He was wrong [see 1888-1957, Byrd].
    (TMC, 1994, p.1929)(HFA, '96, p.42)(AP, 11/29/97)(NPub, 2002, p.12)

1931        Nov 29, The Spanish government seized large estates for land redistribution.
    (HN, 11/29/98)

1932        Nov 29, Cole Porter's musical "Gay Divorcee," premiered in NYC.
    (MC, 11/29/01)
1932        Nov 29, The Committee on Cost of Medical Care urged socialized medicine in the United States.
    (HN, 11/29/98)

1933        Nov 29, Japan began the persecution of communists.
    (MC, 11/29/01)

1935        Nov 29, The Pan Am China Clipper under Captain Ed Musick landed in manila Bay in the Philippines after stops in Hawaii, Midway Island, Wake Island and Guam. It was the company's first trans-Pacific flight.
    (HFA, ‘96, p.18)(HN, 11/22/98)(Ind, 5/1/99, p.5A)(SFEM, 2/13/00, p.35)

1939        Nov 29, Soviet planes bombed an airfield at Helsinki, Finland.
    (HN, 11/29/98)

1941        Nov 29, The passenger ship Lurline sent a radio signal of sighting Japanese war fleet steaming east across the northern Pacific.
    (MC, 11/29/01)
1941        Nov 29, In Riga, Latvia, the Nazis separated the men over 16 from their families. That night half the ghetto population were massacred.
    (SFEC, 11/1/98, p.A15)

1942        Nov 29, Coffee rationing went into effect in the U.S., and lasted until the next summer.
    (http://tinyurl.com/yccxgv)

1943        Nov 29, US aircraft carrier Hornet was launched.
    (MC, 11/29/01)
1943        Nov 29, In Yugoslavia partisan Tito formed a temporary government in Jajce, Bosnia.
    (MC, 11/29/01)
1943        Nov 29, U-86 sank in the Atlantic Ocean.
    (MC, 11/29/01)

1944        Nov 29, Mary Forni (1915-2006) reported 2 unusual men on the side of a rural road near Bar Harbor, Maine. They turned out to be Erich Gimpel, a German spy, and William Colepaugh, an American defector, who had slipped ashore as spies from a German U-boat. Both men were later captured, tried and sentenced to death. Pres. Truman later pardoned them.
    (SSFC, 12/24/06, p.D7)
1944        Nov 29, Johns Hopkins hospital performed the 1st open heart surgery. A surgical fix for a fetal heart defect, tetralogy of Fallot or blue baby syndrome, was first performed at Johns Hopkins by surgeon Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas, a black assistant who perfected the procedure. Thomas authored an autobiography in 1985.
    (BS, 5/12/01, p.1A)(MC, 11/29/01)
1944        Nov 29, Albania was liberated from Nazi control (National Day). Germans withdrew from Tirana and communists entered the capital. The Communists established a provisional government with Enver Hoxha as prime minister.
    (www, Albania, 1998)(Econ, 3/22/08, p.97)(SSFC, 11/25/12, p.H3)

1947        Nov 29, The U.N. General Assembly passed a resolution calling for the partitioning of Palestine [Jerusalem] between Arabs and Jews.
    (SFC, 10/18/96, C8)(AP, 11/29/97)

1948        Nov 29, The popular children's television show, Kukla, Fran and Ollie, moved to the NBC Midwest network.
    (HN, 11/29/00)(http://www.kukla.tv/)
1948        Nov 29, The NYC Metropolitan Opera was televised for the first time as the season opened with "Othello." It featured Ramon Vinay, Licia Albenese, and Leonard Warren and was conducted by Fritz Busch
    (HN, 11/29/98)(MC, 11/29/01)

1949        Nov 29, U.S. announced it would conduct atomic tests at Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific.
    (HN, 11/29/98)
1949        Nov 29, Petra Kelly, German peace activist and MP for the Green Party, was born.
    (MC, 11/29/01)
1949        Nov 29, Nationalist regime of China left for Formosa (Taiwan). [See Dec 7]
    (MC, 11/29/01)
1949        Nov 29, Uranium mine explosions in East Germany killed 3,700.
    (MC, 11/29/01)

1951        Nov 29, Winston Churchill was re-elected British premier. [see Oct 25,26]
    (MC, 11/29/01)

1952        Nov 29, President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower kept his campaign promise to visit Korea to assess the ongoing conflict.
    (AP, 11/29/97)
1952        Nov 29, In San Francisco a Pacific Heights mansion at 2030 Broadway opened as the American Academy of Asian Studies, the 1st accredited US graduate school devoted exclusively to Asian lands and people.
    (SFC, 11/29/02, p.E9)
1952        Nov 29, A plane carrying CIA paramilitary officers on their first overseas assignment, John T. Downey (22) of New Britain, Conn., and Richard G. Fecteau (25), of Lynn, Mass., was shot down over Jilin province. Pilots, Robert C. Snoddy (31), a native of Roseburg, Ore., and Norman A. Schwartz (29) of Louisville, Ky., did not survive. Downey and Fecteau were captured. They had been assigned to a covert program called "Third Force," intended to create a resistance network. Fecteau was released by China in December 1971 and Downey in March 1973, shortly after President Richard Nixon publicly acknowledged Downey's CIA connection.
    (SFC, 7/3/98, p.A11)(SFC, 7/10/02, p.A12)(AP, 6/19/10)

1953        Nov 29, American Airlines began 1st regular commercial NY-LA air service.
    (MC, 11/29/01)

1956        Nov 29, The musical "Bells Are Ringing," starring Judy Holliday, opened at Shubert Theater in NYC for 925 performances. It was written by Betty Comden, Adolph Green and Jule Styne.
    (AP, 11/29/01)(WSJ, 4/18/01, p.A20)

1957        Nov 29, John Coltrane and the Thelonius Monk quartet performed together for a show at Carnegie Hall. Tapes of the performance, recorded by Voice of America, were mislabeled and lost until 2005.
    (SFC, 10/4/05, p.E8)
1957        Nov 29, Erich Wolfgang Korngold (60), Austrian-US composer (Kathrin, sound tracks for Captain Blood, Don Juan), died.
    (MC, 11/29/01)
1957          Nov 29, Adolfas Ramanauskas-Vanagas, born in the US in 1918, was shot to death in Vilnius for partisan activities in southern Lithuania.
    (LHC, 3/6/03)

1961        Nov 29, Freedom Riders were attacked by white mob at bus station in Miss.
    (MC, 11/29/01)
1961        Nov 29, NASA launched Enos the chimp from Cape Canaveral aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft, which orbited earth twice before returning.
    (AP, 11/29/97)(HN, 11/29/98)

1962        Nov 29, Algeria banned the Communist Party.
    (HN, 11/29/98)
1962        Nov 29, Great Britain and France agreed on a joint venture to build the super sonic Concorde jet.
    (WSJ, 7/26/00, p.A26)(MC, 11/29/01)

1963        Nov 29, President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed Chief Justice Earl Warren head of a commission to investigate the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
    (AP, 11/29/97)(HN, 11/29/98)

1964        Nov 29, The US Roman Catholic Church instituted sweeping changes in the liturgy, including the use of English instead of Latin. [see Nov 23]
    (AP, 11/29/04)

1967        Nov 29, Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara announced he was leaving the Johnson administration to become president of the World Bank.
    (AP, 11/29/97)

1970        Nov 29, The orchestral work "Yale-Princeton" by Charles Ives premiered in NYC.
    (http://tinyurl.com/6agvou)

1974        Nov 29, Haroldson L. Hunt (b.1889), Texas oil man and multi-millionaire, died.
    (www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/JFKhuntHL.htm)

1975        Nov 29, President Ford required states to provide free education for handicapped.
    (http://tinyurl.com/wugvn)

1980        Nov 29, Dorothy Day (b.1897), journalist, anarchist, human rights advocate, and co-founder of the Catholic Worker Newspaper and movement. "Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story" was a film based on her life made by Paulist Productions. Day converted to Catholicism in 1927 after the birth of her daughter and from then on rejected the idea of class struggle.
    (WSJ, 9/26/96, p.B1)(SFC, 10/11/96, p.C14)(SFC, 3/17/00, p.A4)(http://tinyurl.com/3xsoyh)

1981        Nov 29, Actress Natalie Wood (b.1938) drowned off Santa Catalina, Calif. In 2001 Suzanne Finstad authored "Natasha: The Biography of Natalie Wood." In 2004 Gavin Lambert authored "Natalie Wood: A Life." In 2013 officials released a 10-page addendum to her autopsy. It cited unexplained bruises and scratches on her face and arms.
    (AP, 11/29/97)(SSFC, 7/22/01, DB p.62)(SSFC, 1/25/04, p.M2)(SFC, 1/15/13, p.A4)
1981        Nov 29, Honduras held presidential elections. A total of 1,214,735 Hondurans, 80.7 percent of those registered, voted, giving the PLH a sweeping victory.
    (http://countrystudies.us/honduras/24.htm)

1982        Nov 29, US submarine Thomas Edison collided with a US Navy destroyer in the South China Sea.
    (http://aboutsubs.com/edison.htm)

1986        Nov 29, Actor Cary Grant died in Davenport, Iowa, at age 82.
    (AP, 11/29/97)
1986        Nov 29, In Suriname 39 people were massacred in the village of Moiwana by the military dictatorship. Desi Bouterse was fighting an armed opposition force called the Jungle Commandos. Many of the rebels were Maroons, as was the group's leader, Ronnie Brunswijk. In 2006 the government officially apologized and compensated relatives and victims of the massacre.
    (AP, 7/16/06)

1987        Nov 29, Joe Montana of 49ers completed an NFL record 22 consecutive passes.
    (http://tinyurl.com/pcwba9n)
1987        Nov 29, Cuban detainees released 26 hostages that they'd been holding for more than a week at the Federal Detention Center in Oakdale, La.
    (AP, 11/29/97)
1987        Nov 29, A Korean Air jetliner, Flight 858, disappeared off Burma over the Indian Ocean, with the loss of all 115 people aboard. North Korean spies had planted a time-bomb on the South Korean Air jet a day earlier and got off in Abu Dhabi. Kim Hyon-hui and her accomplice were arrested two days later in Bahrain, where they tried to kill themselves by taking cyanide. The man died, but Kim recovered and was extradited to Seoul. She was convicted of the bombing and was sentenced to death. Even while on trial, she won admirers for her classic good looks. She was eventually pardoned and became a best-selling author, writing books about her time as a spy.
    (WSJ, 9/9/96, p.A18)(AP, 11/29/97)(AP, 7/20/10)

1988        Nov 29, US Senate Democrats elected George Mitchell of Maine to be majority leader, the post vacated by Robert Byrd of West Virginia.
    (AP, 11/29/98)
1988        Nov 29, A divided US Supreme Court ruled that the rights of criminal defendants are not violated when police unintentionally fail to preserve potentially vital evidence.
    (AP, 11/29/98)

1989        Nov 29, The Czechs ended the Communist party's 40-year monopoly on power. The revolution in Czechoslovakia was called the "Velvet Revolution" because of the little violence.
    (HFA, '96, p.18)(SFEC, 2/2/97, DB. p.34)(AP, 11/29/99)
1989        Nov 29, India president Rajiv Gandhi resigned.
    (http://tinyurl.com/grzg4)

1990        Nov 29, Pres. George H. Bush signed the US Immigration Act of this year allowed up to 10,000 foreign citizens to gain an "employment creation" visa if they would put up $1 million in a job creating enterprise. Immigrant Investor Program, also known as EB-5, was set up to lure foreigners by giving them the right to live and work in the US if they created jobs.
    (http://www.americanlaw.com/investor.html)(SFC, 12/26/97, p.A8)(Econ, 12/3/11, p.40)
1990        Nov 29, The UN Security Council (Resolution 678), led by the United States, voted 12-to-two to authorize military action if Iraq did not withdraw its troops from Kuwait and release all foreign hostages by January 15th, 1991.
    (AP, 11/29/00)(SFC, 9/24/02, p.A12)

1991        Nov 29, Seventeen people were killed in a 164-vehicle pileup during a dust storm on Interstate 5 near Coalinga, Calif. Over 250 vehicles were involved and over 100 were injured.
    (SFC, 11/17/97, p.A23)(AP, 11/29/01)(MC, 11/29/01)
1991        Nov 29, Actor Ralph Bellamy (87) died in Santa Monica, Calif.
    (AP, 11/29/01)

1992        Nov 29, A refugee center in western Germany was firebombed as violence against foreigners continued, despite a police crackdown on neo-Nazis.
    (AP, 11/29/97)
1992        Nov 29, Jean-Alexandre-Eugene Dieudonne b.1906), French mathematician, died. He is known for research in abstract algebra and functional analysis, and for close involvement with the Nicolas Bourbaki pseudonymous group and as a historian of mathematics, particularly in the fields of functional analysis and algebraic topology.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Dieudonn%C3%A9)
1992        Nov 29, Emilio Pucci (b.1914), Italian fashion designer (Jackie Kennedy), died in Florence, Italy. In 2000 his firm was acquired by LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton.
    (http://tinyurl.com/7ec3n)(WSJ, 8/22/03, p.B1)

1993        Nov 29, Kathleen Willey sought assistance from Pres. Clinton, who allegedly made a sexual advance upon her. She was requesting a job due to her husband’s financial difficulties. It was later learned that her husband committed suicide that same day.
    (SFC, 3/16/98, p.A1)
1993        Nov 29, The British government won praise and encouragement in the House of Commons as it defended its secret contacts with the Irish Republican Army.
    (AP, 11/29/98)

1994        Nov 29, The US House passed, 288-146, the revised General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.
    (AP, 11/29/99)
1994        Nov 29, Fighter jets attacked the capital of Chechnya and its airport hours after Russian President Boris Yeltsin demanded the breakaway republic end its civil war.
    (AP, 11/29/99)
1994        Nov 29, Seoul, Korea, celebrated the 600th anniversary of its founding.
    (http://english.seoul.go.kr/today/about/about_02top_0703.htm)

1995        Nov 29, President Clinton opened a five-day European trip in London, where he met with Prime Minister John Major and addressed the British Parliament.
    (AP, 11/29/00)

1996        Nov 29, John C. Salvi III, serving a life sentence for fatally shooting two receptionists at an abortion clinic, hanged himself in his Massachusetts prison cell.
    (AP, 11/29/97)
1996        Nov 29, A U.N. court sentenced Bosnian Serb army soldier Drazen Erdemovic to 10 years in prison for his role in the massacre of 1,200 Muslims -- the first international war crimes sentence since World War II.
    (AP, 11/29/97)
1996        Nov 29, A Canadian-led int’l. force won approval to provide humanitarian aid. The force would be based in Uganda.
    (SFC, 11/30/96, p.A12)
1996        Nov 29, In France truckers signed agreements to end a 12-day strike. The government agreed to allow early retirement at age 55 with boosts in sick pay. An issue of work hours was still pending.
    (SFC, 11/30/96, p.A14)
1996        Nov 29, In Serbia the opposition coalition Zajedno (Together) continued protests in Belgrade against Slobodan Milosevic.
    (SFC, 11/30/96, p.A12)

1997        Nov 29, In Washington DC some 28,000 couples, according to the church, gathered at Robert F. Kennedy stadium for "Blessing 97," a marital re-dedication in the Unification Church of Rev. Sun Myung Moon and his wife Hak Ja Han Moon.
    (SFEC, 11/30/97, p.A12)
1997        Nov 29, It was reported that a 65-foot, 70-ton finback whale died on Spain’s northern coast from ingesting 30 plastic bags, a rubber glove and several hard plastic objects that formed into a ball and blocked its digestive tract.
    (SFC, 11/29/97, p.A20)
1997        Nov 29, Coleman Young (b. May 24, 1918 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.- d. Nov 29, 1997), former mayor of Detroit (1973-1993), died. The city's first black mayor held office for an unprecedented five terms.
    (SFEC, 11/30/97, p.C10)(AP, 11/29/98)
1997        Nov 29, It was reported that an earthquake rocked Bangladesh and eastern India and that 21 people were killed in Chittagong.
    (SFC, 11/29/97, p.A14)
1997        Nov 29, From Chile it was reported that giant rats, fattened from feeding on droppings of hormone-fattened poultry, were attacking barnyard animals in the Maipu suburb of Santiago.
    (SFC, 11/29/97, p.A20)
1997        Nov 29, In Columbia at least 15 people were killed during the night. 7 peasants were found dead outside the town of Pitalito and another 8, including 2 children, in 2 attacks in Medellin.
    (SFEC, 11/30/97, p.A22)
1997        Nov 29, In Israel dozens were injured after a Palestinian march in Bethlehem erupted into a clash with Israeli troops.
    (SFEC, 11/30/97, p.A22)
1997        Nov 29, In Mexico some 25,000 demonstrators marched in Mexico City to protest crime, violence and police corruption.
    (WSJ, 12/1/97, p.A1)
1997        Nov 29, In Taiwan the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) won 12 of 23 mayoral and county seats and for the first time received more votes than the Nationalist Party.
    (SFC, 12/1/97, p.A12)

1998         Nov 29, In Muskegon, Mich., Seth Stephen Privacky (b.1980) shot a killed his father (50), mother (49), grandfather (78), brother (19) and brother’s girlfriend, April A. Boss (19). Privacky pleaded no contest to the charges and was sentenced to life in prison on May 27, 1999. Privacky confessed that he committed the murders because his father had threatened to kick him out of the house. Privacky was shot killed during a failed prison escape attempt on July 15, 2010.
    (SFC, 12/1/98, p.A4)(http://murderpedia.org/male.P/p/privacky-seth.htm)
1998        Nov 29, In Algeria 7 people were killed by suspected Muslim militants on the eve of Ramadan in 4 separate attacks in the western mountains.
    (SFC, 11/30/98, p.B10)
1998        Nov 29, In Congo rebel leaders said ne cease-fire would take place until Pres. Kabila negotiates directly with them.
    (SFC, 11/30/98, p.B10)
1998        Nov 29, In Jakarta the opposition Muslim Party began a 4-day rally.
    (WSJ, 11/30/98, p.A1)
1998        Nov 29, In Indonesia a 7.6 earthquake was centered near Taliabu Island in the Maluku Sea. At least 25 people were killed on Mangole Island and some 89 were injured.
    (SFC, 11/30/98, p.B10)(SFC, 12/1/98, p.A11)
1998        Nov 29, Five Russian policemen were killed in Dagestan by gunmen believed to be from Chechnya.
    (WSJ, 11/30/98, p.A1)
1998        Nov 29, The Swiss voted on whether to legalize drug use. The proposal was defeated by a 3-1 margin.
    (SFEC, 11/29/98, p.A21)(WSJ, 11/30/98, p.A1)
1998        Nov 29, In Zimbabwe Pres. Mugabe imposed a 6-month ban on national strikes and threatened to suspend unions that defy the ban and imprison organizers.
    (WSJ, 11/30/98, p.A1)

1999        Nov 29, Pres. Clinton signed the Satellite Television Home Viewers Act which allowed satellite companies to compete with cable TV. It was part of a $391 billion spending bill.
    (SFC, 11/30/99, p.A1)
19999        Nov 29, The National Labor Relations Board ruled that medical interns can unionize and negotiate wages and hours. This overturned a 1976 precedent.
    (WSJ, 11/30/99, p.A1)
1999        Nov 29, In Seattle as many as 50,000 protestors gathered to oppose "the march of corporate globalization."
    (WSJ, 11/30/99, p.A1)
1999        Nov 29, Astronomer reported finding 6 planets orbiting sunlike stars as close as 65 light years from Earth.
    (SFC, 11/30/99, p.A3)
1999        Nov 29, John Berry (b.1917 as Jak Szold), American film director, died at age 82.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Berry_(film_director))
1999        Nov 29, Gene Rayburn (81), game show host, died in Gloucester, Mass.
    (AP, 11/29/04)
1999        Nov 29, In Kosovo ethnic Albanians killed Dragoslav Basic (62) and attacked his wife and mother-in-law during a night of festivities celebrating Kosovo's first Flag Day since the ouster of Serbian forces. An ethnic Albanian (27) was arrested in Dec. for the murder.
    (SFC, 11/30/99, p.A14)(SFC, 12/28/99, p.A10)
1999        Nov 29, In Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and his ruling National Front coalition won over a two-thirds majority in Parliament. Wan Azizah Ismail, wife of Anwar Ibrahim, led the newly formed National Justice Party (Keadilan) and won her husband’s former seat. The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (Pas), whose leaders favor strict Islamic law, won control of Trengganu state and kept control of Kelantan state.
    (SFC, 11/13/99, p.A12)
1999        Nov 29, Authorities worked with a US FBI team to unearth as many as 100 bodies of disappeared Mexicans and Americans near Ciudad Juarez. Drug traffickers were believed responsible. By Dec 7 eight bodies were recovered. Nine bodies were discovered after 3 weeks and initial estimates were deemed in error. In 2000 Vicente Carillo Fuentes, believed to be in charge of all drug trafficking in Ciudad Juarez, was charged with killing 10 people in the area.
    (SFC, 11/30/99, p.A1)(SFC, 12/8/99, p.A16)(SFC, 12/18/99, p.A16)(SFC, 9/15/00, p.A18)
1999        Nov 29, Protestant and Catholic adversaries formed an extraordinary Northern Ireland government to bring together every branch of opinion within the bitterly divided society.
    (SFC, 11/30/99, p.A1)(AP, 11/29/00)   
1999        Nov 29, In Sudan the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army rejected the Djibouti reconciliation between the government and an exiled opposition group.
    (SFC, 11/30/99, p.D3)

2000        Nov 29, Al Gore asked the Florida Supreme court for a spedup recount. Gore said in a series of TV interviews that he was prepared to contest the Florida presidential vote until "the middle of December." A judge ordered all ballots from Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties sent to Tallahassee. Florida legislators planned a special session to name electors for George W. Bush.
    (SFC, 11/30/00, p.A1)(AP, 11/29/01)
2000        Nov 29, Lou Groza (76), the Cleveland Browns' Hall of Fame kicker and lineman affectionately known as The Toe," died.
    (AP, 11/29/05)
2000        Nov 29, In Albania police made a brief arrest of President Sali Berisha the day after a riot in Tropoja where 2 people were killed.
    (SFC, 11/30/00, p.C7)
2000        Nov 29, In Colombia gunmen killed the mayor-elect of a town in the Putumayo region.
    (SFC, 11/30/00, p.C7)

2001        Nov 29, American warplanes continued to bomb Taliban positions around Kandahar.
    (SFC, 11/30/01, p.A1)
2001        Nov 29, The SEC investigation of Enron Corp. was expanded to include the Anderson Accounting firm.
    (SFC, 1/26/02, p.A15)
2001        Nov 29, George Harrison (b.1943), lead guitarist for the Beatles, died of cancer in LA. His ashes were scattered in the Ganges Dec 4.
    (SFC, 11/30/01, p.A1)(SFC, 12/4/01, p.A2)(NW, 12/31/01, p.109)
2001        Nov 29, John Knowles (b.1926), author of the 1959 novel "A Separate Peace," died in Florida at age 75.
    (SFC, 11/30/01, p.A27)
2001        Nov 29, Int’l. representatives of the diamond industry agreed that all shipments of rough stones must contain certificates of origin.
    (SFC, 11/30/01, p.A7)
2001        Nov 29, A bomb attack in northern Israel and shootings in the West Bank left 4 Israelis and 3 Palestinians dead.
    (SFC, 11/30/01, p.A3)
2001        Nov 29, The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution extending for 6 months the U.N. humanitarian program in Iraq and setting the stage for an overhaul of U.N. sanctions against Baghdad the following year. The US and Russia agreed to overhaul the program before the next vote.
    (WSJ, 11/30/01, p.A1)(AP, 11/29/02)

2002        Nov 29, The White House quietly announced that federal workers would get a smaller pay raise the following month because President Bush was freezing part of the increase, citing the fight against terrorism.
    (AP, 11/29/03)
2002        Nov 29, Celebrity publicist Lizzie Grubman left the Suffolk County, N.Y., jail after serving 37 days of a 60-day sentence for backing her sport utility vehicle into a crowd outside a trendy Hamptons nightclub and fleeing.
    (AP, 11/29/03)
2002        Nov 29, It was reported that TransOrbital Inc. had signed a $20 million contract with Kosmotras, Moscow's int'l. space company, to use decommissioned ballistic missiles for commercial launches to the moon.
    (SFC, 11/29/02, p.K3)
2002        Nov 29, In Colombia the AUC, the largest right-wing paramilitary group, announced that it would begin a unilateral cease-fire Dec 1.
    (AP, 11/29/02)
2002        Nov 29, Israeli troops blew up the homes of two Palestinian gunmen who attacked an office of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Likud Party during a primary vote, killing six Israelis and wounding more than 20.
    (AP, 11/29/02)
2002        Nov 29, Tens of thousands of people demonstrated across the Middle East in a day of solidarity with Palestinians in the annual Jerusalem Day, which marked the 1947 UN partition of Palestine.
    (AP, 11/29/02)
2002        Nov 29, Romania urged the EU to reject a request by Hungarian producers for the exclusive right to sell a regional brandy in EU countries under the generic name "palinka." The Eastern European brandy, made from fermented fruit pears, plums, apricots or grapes, has been produced in the region under different names. In Hungary and in Romania's northwest region of Transylvania, it is called "palinka," or "palinca," while in southern Romania it is called "tuica," and in Moldova and Bulgaria "rakiya."
    (AP, 11/30/02)
2002        Nov 29, Denis Solovyov, a Russian soldier, on patrol along the Georgia border, opened fire on fellow servicemen killing at least eight of them and wounding three others. Solovyov was apparently under the influence of narcotics.
    (AP, 11/29/02)
2002        Nov 29, Five Russian servicemen and a paramilitary policeman serving in Chechnya were killed in clashes with rebels and from mine explosions.
    (AP, 11/30/02)
2002        Nov 29, A gold mining operation owned by a Canadian company planned to begin constructing a $97 million mine early next year on a mining concession in Suriname's interior.
    (AP, 11/29/02)

2003        Nov 29, A Chechen leader wanted in Russia on charges of terrorism and murder has been granted refugee status in Britain. A British judge had rejected a Russian government request to extradite Akhmed Zakayev earlier this month.
    (AP, 11/29/03)
2003        Nov 29, China said it broke diplomatic relations with Kiribati after the tiny Pacific island nation opened ties with rival Taiwan.
    (AP, 11/29/03)
2003        Nov 29, In central Congo a Soviet-made plane crashed, killing 33, including 13 people on the ground.
    (AP, 11/29/03)(AP, 12/2/03)
2003        Nov 29, In Iraq US senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Jack Reed met with local officials in the oil-rich northern city of Kirkuk. Attackers in Mahmudiyah killed 7 members of a Spanish intelligence team as it returned from a mission. In northern Iraq gunmen ambushed and murdered two Japanese diplomats and their Iraqi driver.
    (AP, 11/29/03)(SSFC, 11/30/03, p.A1)(AP, 11/30/03)
2003        Nov 29, A Japanese rocket carrying two spy satellites for monitoring North Korea failed to reach orbit and had to be destroyed, space officials said, a blow to Japan's space program.
    (AP, 11/29/03)
2003        Nov 29, Bhaddanta Vinaya (93), one of Myanmar's most revered Buddhist monks and a spiritual adviser to pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, died.
    (AP, 11/30/03)
2003        Nov 29, Beyonce Knowles, Bono, Peter Gabriel and other musicians from around the world took to the stage for an AIDS benefit concert hosted by former South African President Nelson Mandela.
    (AP, 11/30/03)

2004        Nov 29, Pres. Bush nominated Carlos Gutierrez, head of Kellogg Co., to serve as secretary of commerce.
    (SFC, 11/30/04, p.C1)
2004        Nov 29, The US Supreme Court rejected a challenge to a gay-marriage law in Massachusetts.
    (AP, 11/29/05)
2004        Nov 29, John Drew Barrymore (72), the sometimes troubled heir to an acting dynasty and absent father of movie star Drew Barrymore, died in Los Angeles.
    (AP, 11/29/05)
2004        Nov 29, Butteur Metayer, a street gang leader who led the rebellion that forced Haiti's President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to flee, was arrested in Miami.
    (AP, 12/10/04)
2004        Nov 29, A US Army Black Hawk helicopter crashed near Fort Hood, Texas, and 7 soldiers were killed.
    (SFC, 11/30/04, p.A3)
2004        Nov 29, Congo said it will send up to 10,000 soldiers to its eastern province of North Kivu to prevent rebels and Rwandan forces from launching cross border attacks.
    (AP, 11/30/04)
2004        Nov 29, Rwandan troops attacked a town in eastern Congo. The next day a Congolese commander said at least 19 civilians were killed.
    (Reuters, 11/30/04)
2004        Nov 29, President Jacques Chirac's office said French Agriculture Minister Herve Gaymard is to succeed Nicolas Sarkozy as Finance Minister.
    (AP, 11/29/04)
2004        Nov 29, More than a dozen people hunting rabbits being smoked out of a Honduran sugarcane field were engulfed by the fast-moving flames. Eleven children and four adults died.
    (AP, 12/1/04)
2004        Nov 29, In western Iraq a car bomb exploded at a police checkpoint, killing seven government security force members and injuring nine.
    (AP, 11/29/04)
2004        Nov 29, A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 struck Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, injuring at least 24 people.
    (AP, 11/29/04)
2004        Nov 29-Dec 3, Kenya hosted a conference on landmines in Nairobi. An estimated 40 people per day were killed by landmines. 144 countries had signed the 1997 Ottawa treaty banning landmines, but China, Russia, Pakistan, India and the US still refused to sign.
    (www.reviewconference.org/)(Econ, 12/4/04, p.46)
2004        Nov 29, The annual ASEAN summit opened in Vientiane, Laos.
    (Econ, 11/27/04, p.43)(Econ, 12/4/04, p.42)
2004        Nov 29, Southeast Asian nations and China signed an accord to create the world's biggest free trade area by removing tariffs for their 2 billion people by decade's end.
    (AP, 11/29/04)
2004        Nov 29, The Sudanese government declared the representatives of two British humanitarian organizations persona non-grata and gave them 48 hours to leave the country.
    (AP, 11/29/04)

2005        Nov 29, Broad areas of the Dakotas remained shut down by the Plains' first blizzard of the season, with highways closed by blowing, drifting snow and thousands of people without electricity as temperatures hit the low teens. In Colorado eastbound I-70 was closed.
    (AP, 11/29/05)(WSJ, 11/29/05, p.A1)
2005        Nov 29, In Gainesville, Ga, Lisa Lynette (37) was indicted on charges of child molestation, statutory rape and enticing a child for indecent purposes. She was arrested soon after her Nov 8 wedding to the boy whose child she carried.
    (SFC, 12/1/05, p.A3)
2005        Nov 29, Ohio carried out the nation's 999th execution since 1977, putting to death a man who strangled his mother-in-law while high on cocaine and later killed his 5-year-old stepdaughter to cover up the crime.
    (AP, 11/29/05)
2005        Nov 29, In Virginia Gov. Mark Warner granted clemency to convicted killer Robin Lovitt, who faced death for the 1998 killing of Clayton Dicks, a pool hall manager in Arlington.
    (SFC, 11/30/05, p.A16)
2005        Nov 29, Actress Wendie Jo Sperber (47), who starred opposite Tom Hanks on TV's "Bosom Buddies" and who in his words became "a walking inspiration" after she contracted cancer, died in Los Angeles.
    (AP, 12/01/05)
2005        Nov 29, In Bangladesh suicide bombers targeting courthouses in 2 cities killed at least eight people and injured 66 in what appeared to be the latest attack by militant Muslims intent on imposing harsh Islamic law.
    (AP, 11/29/05)(SFC, 11/30/05, p.A14)
2005        Nov 29, France's lower house of parliament overwhelmingly approved a tough new anti-terrorism bill that, among other measures, would increase the use of video surveillance and allow police more time to question terror suspects.
    (AP, 11/29/05)
2005        Nov 29, Iraq's interior ministry banned all non-Iraqi Arabs from entering the country until further notice as part of security measures for the Dec. 15 general elections. Al-Jazeera broadcast video of four Western peace activists held hostage by a previously unknown group, the Swords of Righteousness Brigade. 3 of the hostages were later released, but one of them, American Tom Fox, was killed. Photos broadcast showed a blindfolded German woman being led away by armed captors in the latest kidnapping of a Westerner in Iraq. Six Iranian pilgrims, meanwhile, were abducted by gunmen north of Baghdad. Two US soldiers were killed when their patrol was hit by a roadside bomb north of Baghdad.
    (AP, 12/02/05)(AP, 11/29/06)
2005        Nov 29, In Jordan more than 370 members of the clan of al-Qaida in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi joined his family in publishing a full-page letter in Jordanian newspapers disowning him.
    (AP, 11/29/05)
2005        Nov 29, Mexico's Supreme Court ruled that suspects facing life in prison can be extradited, overturning a 4-year-old ban that had prevented many of the country's most notorious criminals from being sent to the United States.
    (AP, 11/29/05)
2005        Nov 29, CINTRA sold Mexicana airlines and its subsidiary, Click Mexicana, to the Mexican hotel chain Grupo Posadas for USD$165.5 million.
    (Econ, 8/14/10, p.53)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexicana_de_Aviaci%C3%B3n)
2005        Nov 29, In Northern Ireland 2 bank employees were arrested on suspicion of involvement in the Dec 20, 2004, robbery of their Belfast bank, raising questions about whether the British-record theft could have been an inside job.
    (AP, 11/29/05)
2005        Nov 29, A panel in North Ossetia investigating last year's bloody school hostage siege in the southern Russian town of Beslan blamed the authorities for botching the rescue efforts and urged them to punish the culprits.
    (AP, 11/29/05)
2005        Nov 29, In South Africa the mother of Deon van der Walt (47), acclaimed opera singer, found her son in his bedroom with two gunshot wounds to his chest. She also found her husband with a gunshot wound to the temple and a gun by his side. The family lived on a wine estate in the town of Paarl, just outside Cape Town.
    (AP, 11/30/05)
2005        Nov 29, A Sudanese Darfur rebel faction said it attacked a town in West Darfur state, killing 37 soldiers and police, to push for its inclusion in peace talks due to open in the Nigerian capital Abuja later in the day.
    (AP, 11/29/05)
2005        Nov 29, The Vatican published its long-awaited document on gays in the clergy, saying men with "deep-seated" homosexual tendencies should not be ordained but those with a "transitory problem" could be if they had overcome them for three years.
    (AP, 11/29/05)
2005        Nov 29, Thousands of people lined the streets as the Roman Catholic Church ordained 57 new priests in an unprecedented ceremony that added the single largest number of priests in Vietnam at one time.
    (AP, 11/29/05)

2006        Nov 29, Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez said the US is banning exports of luxury items to North Korea, arguing that the Stalinist state's ruling elite is "splurging" while its population suffers. According to reports, the list of items specifically targeting North Korea's bon vivant leader Kim Jong-Il includes iPods, jet skis and plasma televisions.
    (AFP, 11/30/06)
2006        Nov 29, A US federal judge ordered FEMA to resume housing payments to Katrina victims.
    (WSJ, 11/30/06, p.A1)
2006        Nov 29, Still losing money after job and factory cuts, Ford Motor Co. said 38,000 workers, almost half of its hourly production force, had accepted buyouts or early retirement offers.
    (AP, 11/29/07)
2006        Nov 29, Allen Carr (b.1934), English promoter of anti-smoking campaigns, died of lung cancer. He stopped smoking in 1983 and opened a clinic to help others quit using his Easyway method. He later authored “The Easy Way to Stop Smoking" (1985).
    (Econ, 12/9/06, p.93)
2006        Nov 29, In southern Afghanistan a suicide bomber on a motorcycle blew himself up next to a NATO convoy, killing two civilians.
    (AP, 11/29/06)
2006        Nov 29, The Texas-based China Aid Association said in a statement 3 leaders of the Three Grade Servant church had been put to death in northeast China's Heilongjiang province over the past week. It said another 12 members of the congregation had also been previously executed, bringing the total number to 15. The case involved accusations that the Three Grade Servant Church was involved in the murder of members of another Christian cult, the Eastern Lightning.
    (AP, 11/29/06)
2006        Nov 29, NATO leaders finished a two-day summit without agreement on some members' refusal to send troops into combat in Afghanistan's most dangerous regions. NATO vowed to give its troubled mission in Afghanistan the "forces, resources and flexibility needed" to tackle increasingly ferocious Taliban fighters. Leaders invited Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina to join a program considered a first step toward eventual membership, but urged Serbia and Bosnia to fully cooperate with the UN war crimes tribunal.
    (AP, 11/29/06)(AFP, 11/29/06)
2006        Nov 29, North Korean envoys left China after meeting with US negotiators with no agreement reached on a resumption of 6-nation nuclear talks.
    (WSJ, 11/30/06, p.A1)
2006        Nov 29, In India at least 3 people died and dozens were hurt as low-caste Hindus rioted in the western Indian state of Maharashtra over the vandalism of a statue of their late leader, B.R. Ambedkar.
    (AP, 11/30/06)
2006        Nov 29, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressed a letter to the American people to be released at UN headquarters in New York. He urged the American people to demand the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and reject what he called the Bush administration's "blind support" for Israel and its "illegal and immoral" actions in fighting terrorism.
    (AP, 11/29/06)
2006        Nov 29, Iraqi lawmakers and Cabinet ministers loyal to anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr said they have carried out their threat to suspend participation in Parliament and the government to protest PM Nouri al-Maliki's summit with US Pres. George W. Bush in Jordan. The first of two high-profile meetings in Jordan between Bush and PM al-Maliki was abruptly canceled amid conflicting explanations. Bush met al-Maliki the next day. 13 insurgents and 15 citizens were killed in Iraq, including two females who were caught up in a coalition raid north of the capital. Iraqi forces found 28 bodies in what may be a mass grave south of the city of Baqouba. In Basra gunmen killed Nasir Gatami, the deputy of the local Sunni Endowment chapter, and three of his bodyguards in an attack on their two-car convoy. A US army soldier died from wounds suffered in Anbar province. A US soldier was killed during combat in Baghdad.
    (AP, 11/29/06)(AP, 11/30/06)(AP, 11/29/07)
2006        Nov 29, A Mexican court reinstated an arrest warrant for former President Luis Echeverria, just four months after a federal judge had dismissed the same charges of genocide in connection with a 1968 student massacre.
    (AP, 11/29/06)
2006        Nov 29, Fire struck a workshop at Russia's largest steel mill, killing six people, as firefighters' efforts were hampered by temperatures that fell to 17 degrees below zero.
    (AP, 11/29/06)
2006        Nov 29, The UN Security Council condemned a "significant increase" in the flow of weapons to and through Somalia in violation of a 1992 arms embargo and voted unanimously to keep monitoring weapons trafficking in the poor and lawless Horn of Africa nation.
    (AP, 11/30/06)

2007        Nov 29, The Bush administration announced that China has agreed to eliminate improper trade subsidies it was using to the detriment of US and other foreign companies.
    (AP, 11/29/07)
2007        Nov 29, Florida state officials froze withdrawals from the state’s Local Government Investment Pool (LGIP) as panicky investors pulled out nearly half of the fund’s assets in the wake of the US mortgage mess. School and municipal officials found themselves short of money to pay bills. Other states faced similar problems due to purchases of high yield debt known as structured investment vehicles (SIVs).
    (Econ, 12/8/07, p.87)
2007        Nov 29, The jazz club Yoshi’s in San Francisco held its grand opening at 1330 Fillmore.
    (SFC, 11/30/07, p.E1)
2007        Nov 29, Cancer researchers reported a link between night-shift work and a higher incidence of cancer.
    (WSJ, 11/30/07, p.A1)
2007        Nov 29, In Richmond County, Georgia, Jeanette Michelle Hawes (22) fatally stabbed her two young children in a Food Mart convenience store bathroom.
    (AP, 11/30/07)
2007        Nov 29, Henry Hyde (b.1924), former Illinois Republican Representative (1975-2007), died. In 1976 he attached an amendment to a spending bill barring the use of federal funds for abortions. In 1998 he led House efforts to impeach Pres. Clinton for allegedly lying about his affair with intern Monica Lewinsky.
    (SFC, 11/30/07, p.A6)(http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=H001022)
2007        Nov 29, Roger B. Smith (82), former chairman and CEO of General Motors, died in Detroit. He was the target of Michael Moore’s 1989 film “Roger & Me." During his term GM’s market share dropped from 45% to 36%. It currently stood at 24%.
    (SFC, 12/1/07, p.B5)
2007        Nov 29, In Afghanistan 2 Danish soldiers were killed in a gunbattle with the Taliban. They were part of a Danish reconnaissance unit that came under fire in Gereshk Valley in Helmand Province. Denmark has some 600 troops in Helmand province that are part of NATO's 40,000-member force in Afghanistan.
    (AP, 11/30/07)
2007        Nov 29, Al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden released a new tape calling on Europeans to stop helping the US in the war in Afghanistan.
    (AP, 11/30/07)
2007        Nov 29, Algeria's ruling National Liberation Front (FLN) won local elections on a turnout of 43 percent.
    (AFP, 11/30/07)
2007        Nov 29, Armenia approved a plan to shut down its lone nuclear power plant, following years of pressure from foreign nations concerned about its Soviet-era design and safety.
    (AP, 11/30/07)
2007        Nov 29, Australia’s PM-elect Kevin Rudd named his Cabinet, choosing a woman as deputy leader for the first time, a former rock singer as environment minister and a lawyer from the Outback as foreign minister.
    (AP, 11/29/07)
2007        Nov 29, In eastern Chad new fighting erupted near the border with Sudan's strife-torn Darfur region between the army and a leading rebel group.
    (AP, 11/29/07)
2007        Nov 29, The European Parliament voted to allow Britain and Ireland to keep some of their old imperial measurements so pubs can still serve pints and road signs can show miles instead of kilometers.
    (AP, 11/29/07)
2007        Nov 29, According to a new report released by the UN and the Chinese government the number of people estimated to be living with HIV in China has risen to 700,000, with increases among intravenous drug users and sex workers.
    (AP, 11/29/07)
2007        Nov 29, It was reported locals in eastern Ethiopia have accused soldiers fighting an insurgency of burning villages to the ground, committing gang rape and killing people "like goats." A September report by a UN fact-finding mission said villagers had been told not to speak to outsiders.
    (AP, 11/29/07)
2007        Nov 29, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel surrendered to demands by the Social Democrats, a junior partner in the grand coalition, for a minimum wage for postal workers.
    (Econ, 12/8/07, p.60)
2007        Nov 29, Iraqi police pulled six bodies from the Tigris River about 25 miles south of Baghdad. The bodies were handcuffed and had signs of torture and five, including a young child, had been beheaded. In Baghdad, a bomb on a minibus killed one person.
    (AP, 11/29/07)
2007        Nov 29, A wildcat protest by cab drivers caused gridlock in downtown Rome, leaving Italians and tourists alike stranded at airports and train stations across the capital. Unions had been negotiating with Mayor Walter Veltroni over planned fare increases, but they walked away from the talks and called the sudden protest after authorities said they wanted to issue 500 new taxi licenses.
    (AP, 11/29/07)
2007        Nov 29, ZMP of Japan began selling a two-legged walking robot that runs on Microsoft's new robotics software, a product the companies said will make it easier to transfer technology from one robot to another.
    (AP, 11/29/07)
2007        Nov 29, The top defense officials from North and South Korea agreed on security arrangements for the first-ever regular train service across their heavily fortified border.
    (AP, 11/29/07)
2007        Nov 29, Pakistan’s Pervez Musharraf embarked on a new five-year term as a civilian president, promising to lift a state of emergency by Dec. 16 and restore the constitution before January elections, a key demand of his domestic opponents and foreign backers.
    (AP, 11/29/07)
2007        Nov 29, Philippines’ President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo quickly quashed the latest threat to her rule, dispatching troops and SWAT teams when dissident military officers commandeered a five-star hotel after walking out of their coup trial.
    (AP, 11/29/07)
2007        Nov 29, In Russia tycoon and Kremlin critic Boris Berezovsky was convicted in absentia of embezzling millions of dollars from the national airline, Aeroflot, and reportedly sentenced to six years in prison.
    (AP, 11/29/07)
2007        Nov 29, Gillian Gibbons, the British teacher arrested in Sudan on Nov 25 for insulting Islam by allowing her students to name a teddy bear "Muhammad," was sentenced to 15 days in prison and deportation. She avoided the more serious punishment of 40 lashes. Gibbons was pardoned after spending more than a week in custody; she then left the country.
    (AP, 11/30/07)(AP, 11/29/08)
2007        Nov 29, In Uganda a senior Ministry of Health official said an Ebola outbreak has killed at least 16 people out of 51 confirmed cases. The first case was reported Nov. 10 in Bundibugyo district, 210 miles west of the capital, Kampala. Uganda last had an outbreak of Ebola in October 2000, when 173 people died. A new form of the Ebola virus was detected in the outbreak. The death toll soon climbed to 21, including 8 doctors and health workers.
    (AP, 11/29/07)(AP, 11/30/07)(Reuters, 12/1/07)(SFC, 12/8/07, p.B6)
2007        Nov 29, Ukraine's two pro-Western parties forged a majority coalition in parliament, paving the way for forming a government.
    (AP, 11/29/07)
2007        Nov 29, in Venezuela more than 100,000 people flooded the streets to protest constitutional changes that would boost President Hugo Chavez's power. Students again showed they are a key force behind the re-energized opposition.
    (AP, 11/30/07)

2008        Nov 29, Joern Utzon (b.1918), the Danish architect who designed the iconic Sydney Opera House (1957), died. In 2003 Utzon won the Pritzker prize.
    (AP, 11/29/08)(Econ, 12/13/08, p.104)
2008        Nov 29, In Afghanistan a soldier with the NATO-led force shot and killed an Afghan policeman in a car in Lashkar Gah that was driving toward a NATO patrol at high speed.
    (AP, 11/30/08)
2008        Nov 29, In Bangladesh police in Dhaka arrested eight members of a hard-line Islamic group for damaging a 41-foot outdoor sculpture of a group of white storks. The statue by sculptor Mrinal Haque has stood at a road intersection since 1989.
    (AP, 11/30/08)
2008        Nov 29, In southern China about 300 taxi drivers went on strike in Chaozhou, smashing cars and demanding a crackdown on unlicensed taxis in the latest protest against illegal taxi competition in China.
    (AP, 11/30/08)
2008        Nov 29, In Gambia British missionary David Fulton (60) and his wife (46) were arrested for alleged sedition. Fiona Fulton was released in December, 2009. David Fulton was freed in 2010 after serving nearly two years for sedition.
    (http://tinyurl.com/8ftt3c)(AP, 9/11/10)
2008        Nov 29, Georgia said it is cutting diplomatic relations with Nicaragua after the Central American nation recognized the breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
    (AP, 11/29/08)
2008        Nov 29, In India a 60-hour terror rampage that killed at least 173 people across Mumbai, India's financial capital, ended when commandos killed the last three gunmen inside the 565-room Taj Mahal hotel while it was engulfed in flames. A group called Deccan Mujahideen, which alludes to a region in southern India traditionally ruled by Muslim kings, claimed responsibility for the attack. Officials said they believed that just 10 gunmen had taken part in the attack. Nine were killed and one was captured. The 10th gunman was later identified as Mohammad Ajmal Amir Imam from Faridkot village in Pakistan. 19 foreigners were killed including 6 Americans.
    (AP, 11/29/08)(WSJ, 11/29/08, p.A1)(AP, 12/1/08)(WSJ, 12/5/08, p.A1)(SFC, 12/10/08, p.A9)(Econ, 12/6/08, p.57)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Mumbai_attacks)
2008        Nov 29, In Iraq a rocket attack in Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone killed 2 people. In Diyala province Mayor Sayid al-Anbaki of Salam district announced the discovery of 7 mass graves in the village of Botoama. Al-Qaida in Iraq had dominated the region in 2006-2007.
    (SSFC, 11/30/08, p.A19)
2008        Nov 29, In Nigeria witnesses said hundreds of people have been killed in the central city of Jos as Christians and Muslims clashed over the result of a local election. The violence began following a rumor that the mostly Muslim All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP) had lost the election to the mainly Christian federal ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP). Over 10,000 people were displaced from their homes and sought refuge in churches, mosques and army and police barracks.
    (AP, 11/29/08)
2008        Nov 29, Pakistan's foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told a press conference that Pakistan will take action against any group within its borders if it was involved in the Mumbai attacks. A suspected US missile strike killed at least two people near Miran Shah in northwestern Pakistan.
    (AP, 11/29/08)
2008        Nov 29, In Qatar French President Nicolas Sarkozy told Sudanese President Omar al-Beshir to take action to end the conflict in Darfur.
    (AFP, 11/29/08)
2008        Nov 29, Officials in Sri Lanka said floods caused by days of heavy rains killed at least seven people, left four soldiers missing and displaced tens of thousands in insurgency-ravaged northern Sri Lanka.
    (AP, 11/29/08)

2009        Nov 29, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom led a 50-person Bay Area delegation to Bangalore, India, on a 3-day trip to sign business deals as part of the San Francisco-Bangalore Sister City Initiative.
    (SSFC, 11/29/09, p.D1)
2009        Nov 29, Andrew Conley (17) of Rising Sun, Indiana, strangled his 10-year-old brother as the two wrestled. The teen told investigators he had had fantasies about killing someone since he was in eighth grade, including cutting somebody's throat, and felt "just like" the serial killer Dexter on the Showtime television series of the same name.
    (AP, 12/4/09)
2009        Nov 29, In Washington state Maurice Clemmons (37) shot and killed four police officers from the Tacoma suburb of Lakewood as they worked on their laptop computers in a coffee house at the beginning of their shifts in Parkland. On Dec 1 Clemmons was shot and killed by a lone patrolman investigating a stolen car. Four people were arrested for allegedly helping the suspect elude authorities during a massive two-day manhunt. Clemmons had been paroled in 2000 by Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. 7 people were soon arrested for helping Clemmons elude capture.
    (AP, 11/30/09)(AP, 12/1/09)(SFC, 12/1/09, p.A10)(SFC, 12/5/09, p.A6)
2009        Nov 29, In southwest Afghanistan a rogue police officer opened fire at a checkpoint in Nimroz province, killing six police officers and injuring two before being killed. In northern Jowzjan province two gunmen on a motorbike shot and killed the head of logistics for the provincial intelligence service. In southern Helmand province, Afghan and international forces killed two militants responsible for planting roadside bombs.
    (AP, 11/30/09)
2009        Nov 29, An Algiers court sentenced Ahmed Belbacha, an Algerian Guantanamo inmate who refuses to be sent home, to 20 years in prison for belonging to an "overseas terrorist group." Belbacha, who has been held at the US prison camp since February 2002 following his arrest in Pakistan, has been deemed by US authorities as no longer an "enemy combatant" and cleared for release to Algeria. Belbacha said that he fears torture at home and refuses to be repatriated. Instead, he has requested political asylum in the United States.
    (AFP, 11/29/09)
2009        Nov 29, In Argentina Solange Magnano (38), a mother of twins who won the Miss Argentina crown in 1994, died of a pulmonary embolism after three days in critical condition following a gluteoplasty in Buenos Aires.
    (AP, 11/30/09)
2009        Nov 29, Equatorial Guinea held elections. It was expected that results would extend the 30-year rule of Teodoro Obiang Nguema (67), a man accused of draining his nation's oil wealth to fabulously enrich family and cronies while his people suffered in slums. Obiang gave only six weeks' notice for the election and coverage in the state-controlled media was skewed. Nguema won power for another term with 95.37% of votes cast. Opponents and international human rights groups denounced the electoral process in Africa's No. 3 oil producer as fraudulent.
    (AP, 11/29/09)(AP, 11/30/09)(AP, 12/4/09)
2009        Nov 29, France and Rwanda agreed to restore diplomatic ties three years after they were cut off amid tensions over a French judicial investigation.
    (AP, 11/29/09)
2009        Nov 29, Honduras held elections. Porfirio Lobo and Elvin Santos, two prosperous businessmen from the political old guard, were the front-runners. Conservative rancher Porfirio Lobo conservative rancher gathered a strong lead and his Santos conceded defeat.
    (AP, 11/29/09)(AP, 11/30/09)
2009        Nov 29, In India senior government officials said workers at the Kaiga nuclear power plant in southern Karnataka state were treated for poisoning after drinking water was deliberately spiked with radiation.
    (AFP, 11/29/09)
2009        Nov 29, Iran's parliament passed a law earmarking $20 million to support militant groups opposing the West and to investigate alleged US and British plots against the Islamic Republic. Iran’s Cabinet ordered an expansion of the country’s nuclear program that included an additional 10 nuclear plants.
    (AP, 11/29/09)(SFC, 11/30/09, p.A4)
2009        Nov 29, In Iraq an American soldier died of injuries unrelated to combat.
    (AP, 11/29/09)
2009        Nov 29, In Mauritania 3 Spanish volunteers were kidnapped by gunmen. Spain's interior minister said the next day that he suspected al-Qaida-linked Islamists were behind the attack. On Dec 2 a Mauritanian official said the 3 aid workers were being taken by their captors to neighboring Mali. Aid worker Alicia Gamez (35) was released on March 10, 2010. Businessmen Roque Pascual and Albert Vilalta remained captive. Al-Qaida's offshoot in North Africa said on March 12 that it had released Gamez because she voluntarily converted to Islam. Pascual and Vilalta were released in August 2010.
    (AP, 11/30/09)(AP, 12/2/09)(AP, 3/10/10)(AP, 3/12/10)(Reuters, 8/23/10)
2009        Nov 29, In Mexico weekend violence left 17 people dead. 7 women were murdered, including one (19) who was beheaded in the southern beach resort of Cancun. 4 of the women were killed in Ciudad Juarez, where two were shot to death, another beaten with a baseball bat and a fourth, a school teacher, also was beaten to death. 2 women were found shot to death in Mexicali. Jesus Alfredo Portillo (27), a university student and rights activist, was killed in Ciudad Juarez. Her mother-in-law and women's group founder Marisela Ortiz had recently complained of death threats against her. Elsewhere, 8 men were found murdered in northern Chihuahua state, 5 of them in Ciudad Juarez.
    (AP, 11/29/09)(AFP, 12/1/09)
2009        Nov 29, Rwanda was admitted to the Commonwealth as its 54th member during a summit in Trinidad.
    (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8384930.stm)
2009        Nov 29, Saudi officials said 5 people died from swine flu during the hajj, a relatively small number considering the event is the largest annual gathering in the world and was seen as an ideal incubator for the virus.
    (AP, 11/29/09)
2009        Nov 29, Somali pirates seized the Greece-flagged Maran Centaurus, a tanker carrying more about $150 million of crude oil from Saudi Arabia to the US, in the waters off East Africa. The tanker was released on Jan 18 following a $5.5 million ransom. A shootout between rival Somali pirate gangs over their biggest ransom ever threatened to turn the supertanker and the 28 hostages aboard into a massive fireball until bandits begged the anti-piracy force for help. Ransom after 50 days was said to be between $5.5 and $7 million.
    (AP, 11/30/09)(AP, 12/4/09)(AP, 1/18/10)(Econ, 2/5/11, p.70)
2009        Nov 29, Pirates attacked a Spanish fishing vessel in the Indian Ocean, firing small arms and a rocket-propelled grenade, but private security guards aboard the ship shot back and repelled them.
    (AP, 11/29/09)
2009        Nov 29, Switzerland held a nationwide referendum on a proposal by the right-wing Swiss People’s Party to ban Muslim minarets. Over 57% of Swiss voters approved the ban. The four minarets already attached to mosques in the country are not affected by the initiative.
    (SFC, 11/28/09, p.A4)(AP, 11/29/09)
2009        Nov 29, The United Arab Emirates' central bank said it would offer additional liquidity to banks, signaling a push by the federal government to reassure investors worried about the country's banking sector and its exposure to Dubai's crushing debt.
    (AP, 11/29/09)   
2009        Nov 29, Uruguay held elections. Jose Mujica (74), a plain-talking socialist, won the presidential run-off keeping the center-left coalition in power for another 5 years. He once led an armed revolutionary movement but now rejected the ideologies of the 1970s. Mujica won 53% of the vote, to 43% for Luis A. Lacalle, with 97% of the vote counted.
    (AP, 11/29/09)(AP, 11/30/09)

2010        Nov 29, President Barack Obama announced a two-year pay freeze for federal employees, a move White House officials say is the first of many difficult decisions that must be made to reduce the nation's mounting deficit.
    (AP, 11/29/10)
2010        Nov 29, David Schmauder (48), a former Denver area postal worker, was sentenced to 2½ years in federal prison for stealing over 11,000 packages and then selling their contents.
    (SFC, 12/1/10, p.A6)
2010        Nov 29, In Virginia Jama Idle Ibrahim, a Somali citizen, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for his role in an attack on a US Navy ship on April 10.
    (SFC, 11/30/10, p.A9)
2010        Nov 29, In Wisconsin sophomore Samuel Hengel (15) took 23 of his classmates and a teacher hostage in a classroom at the Marinette High School, shooting himself as police broke in. No one else was injured. Hengel died the next day.
    (Reuters, 11/30/10)(SFC, 12/1/10, p.A13)   
2010        Nov 29, Managed care consortium Kaiser Permanente of Oakland, Ca., announced $10.5 million in donations including $7.5 million over 3 years for Oakland school programs.
    (SFC, 11/30/10, p.C1)
2010        Nov 29, Wal-Mart said it will pay $2.3 billion for a 51% stake in Massmart, giving the world's largest retailer a substantial presence in South Africa and paving the way for further expansion across the continent.
    (AP, 11/29/10)
2010        Nov 29, Richard Goldman (b.1920), San Francisco philanthropist and founder of the Goldman Environmental Prize (1989), died.
    (SFC, 11/30/10, p.A1)
2010        Nov 29, The dismembered body of Herbert White (49) was found by a maid in a backpack in a Los Angeles hotel room. Authorities linked the $40-a-night hotel room to Edward Garcia Jr. (36) and his wife, Melissa Hope Garcia (25). The Pennsylvania couple were arrested on Dec 9.
    (SFC, 12/11/10, p.A4)(http://tinyurl.com/27gm7lw)
2010        Nov 29, Afghanistan said its relations with the United States would not be affected by leaked cables portraying President Hamid Karzai as weak and paranoid, and his brother as a corrupt drugs baron. 6 NATO troops were shot dead by a man wearing an Afghan border police uniform during a training exercise in Nangarhar province. The shooter was killed. 9 Afghan private security guards from a construction company were kidnapped in Kabul province. Coalition forces killed Haji Ibrahim, a former chief of Gereshk district, Helmand province, and arrested six members of his family.
    (AFP, 11/29/10)(Reuters, 11/29/10)(AFP, 12/1/10)(AP, 12/2/10)
2010        Nov 29, The British government said it has issued an order to control the export of a sedative used to execute death-row prisoners in the US. Exporters will now be required to prove drugs will be used for legitimate medical reasons, not execution.
    (AP, 11/29/10)
2010        Nov 29, British pay-TV giant BSkyB and Abu Dhabi Media Investment Corp. said they will launch a free-to-air Arabic language news channel under a joint venture.
    (AFP, 11/29/10)
2010        Nov 29, In eastern China a man detonated explosives near the president of Tianjin Normal University, killing himself and possibly injuring the president in an apparent suicide bombing.
    (AP, 12/2/10)
2010        Nov 29, In Egypt demonstrations and riots swept across the country protesting alleged fraud by the ruling party in parliamentary elections. The opposition said its candidates had been heavily defeated. Rights groups estimated turnout for the elections was only 10 to 15 percent.
    (AP, 11/29/10)
2010        Nov 29, The French daily Liberation reported that Pierre Le Guennec (71), a retired French electrician, and his wife have come forward with 271 undocumented, never-before-seen works by Pablo Picasso estimated to be worth at least $79.35 million. Police on Oct. 5 raided the couple's home, questioned them and hauled off the works, which are now held by France's official agency in charge of battling the illegal traffic of cultural items.
    (AP, 11/29/10)
2010        Nov 29, International election monitors declared Haiti's vital post-quake elections valid, while two leading presidential candidates rowed back on allegations the polls had been rigged.
    (AFP, 11/29/10)
2010        Nov 29, Iran’s President Ahmadinejad admitted that "several" uranium enrichment centrifuges were damaged by "software installed in electronic equipment," amid speculation Iran's nuclear activities had come under cyberattack.
    (AFP, 11/29/10)
2010        Nov 29, In Iran assailants on motorcycles attached magnetized bombs to the cars of two nuclear scientists as they were driving to work in Tehran, killing Majid Shahriari and wounding Fereidoun Abbasi. Pres. Ahmadinejad accused Israel and the West of being behind the attacks.
    (AP, 11/29/10)
2010        Nov 29, An Iraqi court convicted Tariq Aziz (74), Saddam Hussein's longtime foreign minister, of terrorizing Shiite Kurds during the Iran-Iraq war, sentencing him to 10 years in prison. He already faced an execution sentence from another case. The Iraqi military said its forces have thwarted an attempt by a suicide bomber to blow up a vehicle by the French embassy using intelligence gathered after a bloodbath at a Baghdad cathedral.
    (AP, 11/29/10)(AFP, 11/30/10)
2010        Nov 29, Israel gave preliminary approval for 130 new apartments in disputed east Jerusalem, the area the Palestinians want as the capital of their hoped-for state.
    (AP, 11/29/10)
2010        Nov 29, In Indian Kashmir 3 suspected militants and a policeman were killed in a gunbattle in a busy market in Srinagar, as panicked locals ran for cover. Police said one of the slain militants was identified as Abdul Rehman, alias Naveed of Lashkar, a Pakistani national active in the area for the last four years.
    (AFP, 11/29/10)
2010        Nov 29, In southern Kyrgyzstan at least four Islamic militants were killed in a clash with security forces.
    (AP, 11/29/10)
2010        Nov 29, In Lithuania the skeletons of 18 of Napoleon’s soldiers were laid to rest, 200 years following the French invasion of Russia. Their remains were found last year by road builders outside Vilnius. The new graves were added to some 2,000 others found during excavations in 2002.
    (SFC, 11/30/10, p.A2)
2010        Nov 29, Mexican federal police arrested Jose Alfredo Landa Torres (37), a leader of the La Familia operations in Morelia, Michoacan state. La Familia recently made an unusual offer to disband if the government proves it can protect citizens from other criminals in Michoacan. Mexican soldiers found 18 bodies buried on a ranch near the Texas border. Gunmen killed Hermila Garcia (36), a female police chief of the town of Meoqui in Chihuahua state.
    (AP, 11/30/10)(Reuters, 11/30/10)
2010        Nov 29, In Mexico a 2-week UN conference opened on global warming. Some 15,000 negotiators, environmental activists, businessmen and journalists convened at Cancun to overcome the disconnect between rich and poor nations on fighting global warming.
    (AP, 11/29/10)
2010        Nov 29, Nigerian union leaders ordered their tanker drivers to halt the supply of petrol nationwide for 7 days in protest at alleged maltreatment and killing of their members by the military. The strike was suspended the next day after a group of soldiers behind the killing of one of their colleagues were handed over to police.
    (AFP, 11/30/10)(AFP, 11/30/10)
2010        Nov 29, Pakistan's central bank raised its benchmark interest rate by 0.5% to 14%, warning for the second time in two months that rising inflation was impacting the economy.
    (AFP, 11/29/10)
2010        Nov 29, A Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship, Karam 1, sank after colliding with the Dutch tanker Alessandro DP, 10 miles (16 km) off Cape Emine in the Black Sea. 5 sailors were rescued and 5 were missing.
    (AP, 11/30/10)
2010        Nov 29, Investors fled Spanish debt, pushing 10-year bond rates to an eight-year high, as Ireland's 85-billion-euro rescue failed to stop fears the crisis may spread.
    (AFP, 11/29/10)
2010        Nov 29, Turkey complied with a European Court of Human Rights ruling and returned a 19th-century orphanage to the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul, the center of Orthodox Christianity around the world. Turkey took control of the building in 1997, many years after it was abandoned, on the grounds that it belonged to another foundation and had fallen into disuse. The Patriarchate said the government had refused to issue necessary permits for the maintenance and repair of the structure, one of the largest wooden buildings in the world.
    (AP, 11/29/10)
2010        Nov 29, Uganda launched a program to circumcise over a million men every year in an effort to stem AIDS infections.
    (SFC, 11/30/10, p.A2)
2010        Nov 29, The United Nations released a report saying armed groups in volatile eastern Congo, including the army, have bypassed international efforts at reform and have instead formed criminal networks to exploit the nation's mineral wealth.
    (AP, 11/29/10)
2010        Nov 29, The UN launched an appeal for $252 million (193 million euros) in international aid to respond to the urgent needs of some 32 million West Africans in 2011.
    (AFP, 11/30/10)

2011        Nov 29, Arthur Morgan III (27) was captured without incident at a home in San Diego, Calif. The arrest came one week after he allegedly killed Tierra Morgan-Glover during a court-approved visit in New Jersey and then fled the state. The girl's mother, Imani Benton, called police after Morgan failed to return the child on Nov. 21.
    (AP, 11/30/11)
2011        Nov 29, Dr. Conrad Murray (58), convicted in the 2009 overdose of pop singer Michael Jackson (1958-2009), was sentenced in Los Angeles to 4 years behind bars.
    (SFC, 11/30/11, p.A12)
2011        Nov 29, Authorities in San Diego uncovered a 600-yard cross border tunnel and seized 32 tons of marijuana.
    (SFC, 12/1/11, p.A13)
2011        Nov 29, AMR Corp., the parent of American Airlines, filed for bankruptcy and replaced CEO Gerard Arpey. The company still had some 8 billion in cash to keep operating.
    (SFC, 11/30/11, p.D5)
2011        Nov 29, In Aruba US businessman Gary Giordano was released on the order of a judge, who ruled authorities had failed to justify continuing to hold him nearly four months since his companion, Robyn Gardner, vanished during their five-day excursion to the Dutch Caribbean island. Once back in the US, he would be free to file a claim to redeem the American Express travel insurance policy he took out on Gardner.
    (AP, 11/29/11)
2011        Nov 29, Three-quarters of British-grown oysters contain norovirus, a bug which causes diarrhea and vomiting, according to new research published by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
    (AFP, 11/29/11)
2011        Nov 29, China's central government raised the country's rural poverty line by more than 80 percent as part of efforts to increase aid to its struggling low-income population. Veteran activist Chen Xi (57) was arrested. He was accused of writing 36 essays that incited subversion. On Dec 23 he charged with subversion. On Dec 26 he was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
    (AFP, 11/29/11)(AP, 12/24/11)(AP, 12/26/11)
2011        Nov 29, China pledged more than $2.3 million in military assistance to Uganda during a high-profile visit to Kampala by Beijing's defense minister.
    (AFP, 11/30/11)
2011        Nov 29, CongoDRC officials extended voting to a second day in an attempt to prevent further unrest in sub-Saharan Africa's largest nation. The election was marred by missing ballots and violence.
    (AP, 11/29/11)
2011        Nov 29, In the Dominican Rep. 2 men driving in Santo Domingo were slain in a gun attack. Their stolen government car then crashed into a small truck, killing an adult and a child.
    (AP, 11/29/11)
2011        Nov 29, In Egypt long lines formed at polling stations for a second day of voting and the head of the election commission, Abdel-Mooaez Ibrahim, proclaimed turnout so far had been "massive and unexpected." The voting process is staggered over the next six weeks across 27 provinces, divided into thirds with runoffs held a week after the first round in each location.
    (AP, 11/29/11)
2011        Nov 29, German police arrested Ralf Wohlleben (36), a right-wing extremist on suspicion he helped arm a small group of neo-Nazis accused of a string of killings of minorities and a policewoman.
    (AP, 11/29/11)
2011        Nov 29, Hard-line Iranian students stormed British diplomatic sites in Tehran, bringing down the Union Jack flag, burning an embassy vehicle and throwing documents from windows in scenes reminiscent of the seizing of the US compound in 1979.
    (AP, 11/29/11)
2011        Nov 29, Iran hanged three convicted rapists and six drug traffickers, one of them a woman, in different cities.
    (AFP, 11/29/11)
2011        Nov 29, Jamaica’s Transport Minister Mike Henry issued a statement announcing he is resigning due to "ongoing attacks" on the management of a five-year initiative launched in 2010 to upgrade rutted roadways. Allegations that a $400 million road project has been mismanaged led to his resignation.
    (AP, 11/30/11)
2011        Nov 29, Rockets fired from Lebanon struck northern Israel for the first time in more than two years, drawing a burst of Israeli artillery fire across the tense border. No casualties or major damage were reported.
    (AP, 11/29/11)
2011        Nov 29, Aisha Kadhafi, the daughter of the slain Libyan leader, called for the overthrow of Libya's interim government in an audio message aired on Syrian-based Arrai television.
    (AFP, 11/30/11)
2011        Nov 29, Malaysia's parliament enacted a ban on street protests. Demonstrators denounced the law as a violation of constitutional protections of free speech and a sign that PM Najib Razak was breaking his pledge to bolster civil liberties.
    (AFP, 11/29/11)
2011        Nov 29, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI received Abdelilah Benkirane, the secretary general of the Justice and Development Party, in the mountain town of Midelt and named him head of government with the task of forming a governing coalition.
    (AP, 11/29/11)
2011        Nov 29, A Myanmar government delegation held talks in China with representatives of the Kachin Independence Organization, led by its chairman Zaung Hara, with which it has had armed clashes since June.
    (AP, 12/1/11)
2011        Nov 29, Nepalese MPs extended parliament's term for a fourth and final time to allow the drafting of a new constitution in line with a peace accord brokered after the civil war ended in 2006. The current 601-member parliament, or Constituent Assembly, was given an initial two-year mandate to write a new constitution for the young republic.
    (AFP, 11/29/11)
2011        Nov 29, Nigeria's Senate voted to criminalize gay marriage, gay advocacy groups and same-sex public displays of affection, the latest legislation targeting a minority already facing discrimination in Africa's most populous nation. The bill must be passed by Nigeria's House of Representatives and signed by President Goodluck Jonathan before becoming law.
    (AP, 11/29/11)
2011        Nov 29, Norwegian prosecutors said confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik was insane when he killed 77 people in a July 22 bomb and shooting rampage, and should be sent to a psychiatric ward instead of prison.
    (AP, 11/29/11)
2011        Nov 29, Pakistan decided to boycott a key international conference on Afghanistan next month in Bonn, widening its protest over lethal cross-border NATO strikes and exacerbating a deep crisis in US ties. Islamabad communicated with the alliance to prevent an exchange of artillery fire from turning into another international incident.
    (AFP, 11/29/11)(AP, 11/30/11)
2011        Nov 29, Philippine authorities in Zamboanga captured Hussein Ahaddin, an al-Qaida-linked bomber suspected in at least six attacks, including a 2002 karaoke bar explosion that killed an American Green Beret and a hotel blast this week that killed three people.
    (AP, 11/30/11)
2011        Nov 29, President Dmitry Medvedev officially commissioned a new military early warning radar in the Kaliningrad region, saying it shows Russia's readiness to respond to US missile defense plans.
    (AP, 11/29/11)
2011        Nov 29, The World Health Organization (WHO) said its offices in southern Somalia were looted during rebel raids while children's relief agency UNICEF said its base in the area remained occupied. By Feb, 2012, al-Shabaab militants seized 480,000 pounds ($744,400) of UK-funded humanitarian aid supplies. They raided warehouses and offices of organizations partnered with the UK's Department for International Development, which spent 102.9 million pounds in Somalia that year.
    (AFP, 11/29/11)(AP, 8/11/13)
2011        Nov 29, South Ossetia’s Supreme Court invalidated the results of the election due to alleged violations and barred Alla Dzhioyeva from a new election set for March.
    (AP, 11/30/11)
2011        Nov 29, Tunisia’s state news said interim President Fouad Mebazza has signed a decree extending the state of emergency for the fourth time since it was first enacted during street unrest after the fall of Tunisia's longtime autocratic leader in January.
    (AP, 11/29/11)
2011        Nov 29, The UN weather office said world temperatures keep rising, and are heading for a threshold that could lead to irreversible changes of the Earth.
    (AP, 11/29/11)
2011        Nov 29, The Yemeni army killed six Qaeda-linked militants in their stronghold of Zinjibar, capital of the restive southern province of Abyan. A rocket attack by Houthi rebels killed some 24 students at a religious school run by ultra-orthodox Sunnis near the town of Saada. The Houthis claim themselves to be champions Zaydism, a Shia-derived version of Islam.
    (AFP, 11/30/11)(Econ, 12/3/11, p.61)(Econ, 11/24/12, p.57)
2011        Nov 29, Zimbabwe state radio reported that militant youth group loyal to Pres. Mugabe is calling for a boycott of a restaurant chain whose latest advertisement depicts the aging, authoritarian president as "the last dictator standing." The head of Chipangano called for South Africa-based Nando's to withdraw the ad.
    (AP, 11/29/11)

2012        Nov 29, US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar ordered the shut down of a popular oyster farm at Drakes Bay, an estuary at Point Reyes National Seashore. The Drakes Bay Oyster Co. had accounted for almost 40% of the state’s oyster production. The National Park Service intends to turn the 2,700-acre area into the first federally designated marine wilderness on the West Coast.
    (SFC, 11/30/12, p.A1)
2012        Nov 29, Florida brothers Alam Qazi (30) and Raees Alam Qazi (20), originally from Pakistan, were arrested in Fort Lauderdale for plotting to providing support for terrorists and to use a weapon of mass destruction within the US.
    (SFC, 12/1/12, p.A5)
2012        Nov 29, In New York lawyers for Dominique Strauss-Kahn and house keeper Nafissatou Diallo reportedly reached an agreement to settle a suit she had brought against him for sexual assault. Attorneys the next day denied a settlement saying they merely “discussed a resolution." A settlement was agreed to on Dec 10.
    (SFC, 11/30/12, p.A10)(SFC, 12/1/12, p.A5)(SFC, 12/11/12, p.A14)
2012        Nov 29, In Cleveland, Ohio, Timothy Russell (43) and Melissa Williams (30) were killed following a chase that ended with 13 officers firing 137 rounds. The chase began with a pop, perhaps a gunshot or backfire from a car speeding past police headquarters. Only officer Michael Brelo was later charged criminally because prosecutors said he waited until the car had stopped and the pair no longer a threat to fire 15 shots through its windshield while standing on the hood of the car. On May 23, 2105, Brelo was acquitted.
    (http://tinyurl.com/btk8tbn)(Econ, 12/13/14, p.28)(AP, 5/23/15)
2012        Nov 29, Rebecca Jeanette Rubin (39), a Canadian citizen and environmental radical, turned herself in to the FBI at border in Blaine, Washington. She was part of a cell in Eugene, Oregon, known as the Family, and was sought for setting fires at a Vail ski resort and a lumber mill in Medford, Oregon.
    (SFC, 11/30/12, p.A8)
2012        Nov 29, In Afghanistan 2 roadside bombs exploded in Khost and Uruzgan provinces, killing at least 12 people and injuring 16 others.
    (AP, 11/29/12)
2012        Nov 29, Algeria held municipal elections. The ruling National Liberation Front party kept the upper hand in the elections along with its second-place coalition partner.
    (AP, 11/30/12)
2012        Nov 29, Botswana said it will ban hunting by 2014 because of fears that the nation is losing its wildlife. Hunts by local communities and with special hunting licenses would still be allowed.
    (AP, 11/29/12)
2012        Nov 29, Britain’s Lord Justice Brian Leveson said a new regulatory body should be established in law to prevent more people from being hurt by "press behavior that, at times, can only be described as outrageous," following a yearlong inquiry into newspaper wrongdoing.
    (AP, 11/29/12)
2012        Nov 29, A British environmental group released a report saying China is helping to propel a $4 billion trade in illegally harvested timber and spurring the destruction of fragile ecosystems across the globe.
    (SFC, 11/30/12, p.A2)
2012        Nov 29, Ethiopia’s PM Hailemariam Desalegn fired the country's civil minister, Junedin Sado, whose wife is one of 29 people facing terrorism charges related to protests by Muslims who accuse of the government of meddling in their religious affairs. Hailemariam also promoted two ministers to double as deputy prime ministers, giving the country three deputy prime ministers for the first time.
    (AP, 11/29/12)
2012        Nov 29, In southern Iraq back-to-back explosions tore through tents housing Shiite pilgrims in Hillah killing at least 29 people. A wave of bombings nationwide killed at least 43 people. The nationwide death toll was the highest since Oct. 27 when 40 people were killed in a string of bombings and other attacks.
    (AP, 11/29/12)
2012        Nov 29, In northern Mali Islamist extremists controlling the city of Timbuktu publicly whipped 6 young people, males and females aged between 16 to 22 years, who each received 100 lashes for having talked with each other on the city streets.
    (AP, 11/29/12)
2012        Nov 29, Myanmar security forces used water cannons, tear gas and smoke bombs to clear protesters from a copper mine in the northwest, wounding villagers and Buddhist monks in by far the biggest use of force against demonstrators since the reformist government of President Thein Sein took power last year. Protesters who opposed the mine's environmental and social impact had occupied the area for 11 days.
    (AP, 11/29/12)
2012        Nov 29, In Pakistan a teenage suicide bomber attacked and wounded Maulvi Nazir, a prominent militant commander in the country's northwest. He is believed to have a nonaggression pact with the army. 7 other people were killed. A few hours later a US drone fired a pair of missiles at a house several km from the bombing site, killing three suspected militants.
    (AP, 11/29/12)(SFC, 11/30/12, p.A5)
2012        Nov 29, Qatari poet Muhammad ibn al-Dheeb al-Ajami was sentenced to life in prison for an Arab Spring-inspired verse that officials claim insulted Qatar's emir and encouraged the ruler's overthrow. Al-Ajami was jailed in November 2011, months after an Internet video was posted of him reciting "Tunisian Jasmine." His life sentence was later cut on appeal to 15 years.
    (AP, 11/29/12)(Econ, 12/7/13, p.63)
2012        Nov 29, Syrian activists said authorities have blocked Internet and cell phone signals in parts of the nation's capital. Two US-based Internet-monitoring companies say Syria has shut off Internet nationwide. Syrian rebels in Daraa bombed the house of Hussein Rifai, a top member of the country's ruling Baath party, killing him and his three body guards.
    (AP, 11/29/12)
2012        Nov 29, A UN war crimes tribunal acquitted Kosovo's former PM Ramush Haradinaj for the second time of murdering and torturing Serbs and their supporters in Kosovo's war for independence. PM Hashim Thaci said the ruling vindicated the ethnic-Albanian guerrilla force that fought Serbia in 1998-99.
    (AP, 11/29/12)

2013        Nov 29, Images from spacecraft showed a light streak continuing past the sun indicating that at least part of comet ISON remained on one piece.
    (SFC, 11/30/13, p.A6)
2013        Nov 29, Officials said the Obama administration has decided to tell US commercial airlines to comply with China’s deamnds to be notified of any flights through a broad swath of int’l. airspace that China has claimed as part of an air defense zone.
    (SFC, 11/30/13, p.A2)
2013        Nov 29, The US Department of Treasury said in a statement that the Cayman Islands, a British territory, will share tax information about US account holders with the US Internal Revenue Service.
    (AP, 11/29/13)
2013        Nov 29, In southwest Alaska a Hageland Aviation Cessna 208 turboprop crashed near St. Marys. 4 people were killed and six injured. Melanie Coffee (25) left her 5-month-old baby to reach St. Marys and direct rescuers back to the crash site. Her baby died.    
    (SSFC, 12/1/13, p.A15)
2013        Nov 29, Abu Dhabi authorities said two new cases of the potentially deadly MERS respiratory virus, including a heavily pregnant woman, have been reported in the United Arab Emirates.
    (AFP, 11/29/13)
2013        Nov 29, In Bangladesh a devastating fire ripped through a garment factory supplying major Western retailers, in a blaze set by workers angered over rumors of a colleague's death in police firing.
    (Reuters, 11/29/13)
2013        Nov 29, Colombia's FARC rebels acknowledged that they collected taxes from coca cultivators but rejected accusations of "narco-terrorism."
    (AFP, 11/29/13)
2013        Nov 29, Cuba was hit by torrential rains that caused multiple buildings to collapse in Havana. 2 people were killed.
    (SSFC, 12/1/13, p.A4)
2013        Nov 29, In Egypt hundreds of Islamist demonstrators took to the streets in cities across the country, days after a disputed protest law was adopted and police forcefully broke up unauthorized gatherings.
    (AP, 11/29/13)
2013        Nov 29, Georgia and Moldova signed important agreements on political cooperation, reform and free trade with the EU at the summit of EU leaders in Vilnius.
    (http://tinyurl.com/nq8ouy4)(Econ, 11/23/13, p.56)
2013        Nov 29, Thousands of young Haitians demonstrated in several cities demanding that President Michel Martelly step down.
    (AFP, 11/29/13)
2013        Nov 29, Honduras ppposition candidate Xiomara Castro announced that she won't recognize the result of the presidential election because of alleged voter fraud and called on her supporters to protest the win by the ruling party candidate.
    (AP, 11/30/13)
2013        Nov 29, Iraqi police discovered the bodies of 18 men who were abducted from their homes and shot in the head in a town near Baghdad, the deadliest this year in a spate of execution-style killings across Iraq. A wave of violence killed 52 people across the country, most of whom were kidnapped and shot dead with their corpses abandoned.
    (Reuters, 11/29/13)(AFP, 11/29/13)
2013        Nov 29, Japan's PM Shinzo Abe named the country's first ever female aide to the prime minister, just weeks after Caroline Kennedy arrived as the first woman US ambassador to Tokyo.
    (AFP, 11/29/13)
2013        Nov 29, In Libya 40 inmates have escaped from a prison in the southern city of Sabha after it came under attack by unknown gunmen.
    (AP, 11/30/13)
2013        Nov 29, In northern Mali separatist Tuareg rebels said they were ending a five-month-old ceasefire with the government and taking up arms following violence in the northern city of Kidal.
    (Reuters, 11/29/13)
2013        Nov 29, A Mozambique Airlines plane carrying 33 people crashed in a Namibian national park, killing all on board. On Dec 21 a preliminary investigation reported that the captain had a "clear intention" to crash.
    (AP, 11/30/13)(AP, 12/1/13)(AFP, 12/21/13)
2013        Nov 29, Standard & Poor's stripped the Netherlands of its triple-A credit rating, saying that the country's growth prospects have deteriorated and it is not performing as well as peers.
    (AP, 11/29/13)
2013        Nov 29, In Pakistan a suspected US drone strike killed an alleged militant in North Waziristan overnight, the latest indication Washington has no intention of throttling back its unmanned aircraft attacks despite increasing tension with Pakistan over the attacks.
    (AP, 11/29/13)
2013        Nov 29, Russian poet Natalia Gorbanevskaya (77) died in Paris. She was among the eight demonstrators arrested in in 1968 in Moscow’s Red Square for protesting the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia.
    (Econ, 12/7/13, p.94)
2013        Nov 29, In Scotland a police helicopter crashed onto a crowded Glasgow pub. 10 people were killed with more than two dozen injured.
    (AP, 11/30/13)(AFP, 12/1/13)(AFP, 12/2/13)(AP, 2/14/14)
2013        Nov 29, Swaziland's Senate chief said lawmakers should not divorce to avoid embarrassing the country's polygamous king, who has declared that only death can undo marriages.
    (AFP, 11/29/13)
2013        Nov 29, In Syria a mortar round fell in front of a historical mosque in Damascus, killing 4 people and wounding 26. Six Syrians died and nine others were rescued after a boat sank off the coast of Turkey while trying to cross to the Greek island of Lesbos.
    (AP, 11/29/13)(Reuters, 11/29/13)
2013        Nov 29, In Thailand about 1,500 anti-government protesters forced their way into the compound of the army headquarters, the latest escalation in a city-wide demonstration seeking to topple PM Yingluck Shinawatra.
    (Reuters, 11/29/13)
2013        Nov 29, In Ukraine thousands protested in Kiev, demanding the president's resignation after he shelved a landmark agreement with the European Union in favor of closer ties with Russia.
    (AP, 11/29/13)

2014        Nov 29, In southern California deputies in Santee, San Diego County, found the body of Stephen Lee Hissom (55), a homeless man. Six teenagers were soon arested on suspicion of beating Hissom to death.
    (SFC, 12/2/14, p.A6)
2014        Nov 29, Activists in Ferguson, Missouri, began a 120-mile march to the state capita in Jefferson City to protest the killing of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer.
    (Reuters, 11/29/14)
2014        Nov 29, Mark Strand, former US poet laureate (1990-1991), died in Brooklyn. He won a 1999 Pulitzer Prize for his collection “Blizzard of One."
    (SSFC, 11/30/14, p.A14)
2014        Nov 29, The Dallas Morning News reported that US Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials took Margarita Del Carmen Orellana Rivas (25) to El Salvador this week where she's wanted on suspicion of aggravated murder and has warrants accusing her of solicitation or conspiracy in other slayings.
    (AP, 11/29/14)
2014        Nov 29, In Afghanistan Taliban suicide attackers killed the South African leader of a foreign aid group, his son and daughter and an Afghan worker in an assault on the agency's Kabul offices. A 3rd day of Taliban attacks in southern Helmand province killed least 6 Afghan soldiers and 20 Taliban fighters at Camp Bastion. A suicide bombing targeting a military base in the province's Sangin district, killed 5 soldiers and wounded eight.
    (AP, 11/29/14)(AP, 11/30/14)(SSFC, 11/30/14, p.A6)
2014        Nov 29, Antigua & Barbuda PM Gaston Brown appointed actor Robert De Niro as special economic envoy of the twin-island nation in the eastern Caribbean. The appointment came after De Niro signed a memorandum of agreement a day earlier for a $250 million hotel investment in Barbuda.
    (AP, 11/29/14)
2014        Nov 29, Bahraini voters returned to the polls for a runoff election being boycotted by the opposition. Pro-government candidates took the majority of contested seats in the parliamentary election.
    (AP, 11/29/14)(AP, 11/30/14)
2014        Nov 29, Brazilian officials said Sao Paulo, the drought-hit megacity of 20 million, has about two months of guaranteed water supply remaining as it taps into the second of three emergency reserves.
    (Reuters, 11/29/14)
2014        Nov 29, The British government reported that up to 13,000 people in Britain are victims of trafficking, sexual exploitation or other forms of modern slavery.
    (AP, 11/29/14)
2014        Nov 29, In Central African Republic Patrice Edouard Ngaissona, the national coordinator of the anti-Balaka Christian militia, announced that the militia would, from now on, only fight through political means.
    (AP, 11/30/14)
2014        Nov 29, An Egyptian court dropped its case against former Pres. Hosni Mubarak (86) over the killing of protesters in the 2011 uprising that ended his 30-year rule and symbolized hopes for a new era of political openness and accountability. Two people were killed and nine were wounded, when security forces fired tear gas and birdshot to disperse about 1,000 protesters who attempted to enter Tahrir Square.
    (Reuters, 11/29/14)(Reuters, 11/30/14)
2014        Nov 29, In Iraq 17 people of the Albu Hishma tribe were mistakenly killed in air strikes targeting areas controlled by Islamic State militants.
    (Reuters, 11/29/14)
2014        Nov 29, In Israel a classroom at the Hand in Hand school in Jerusalem was torched and "Death to Arabs" daubed on a wall in the yard. On July 22, 2015, Shlomo (21) and Nahman Twito (19) were sentenced to 2 years and 2 and 1/2 years in prison respectively for the overnight.
    (Reuters, 7/22/15)
2014        Nov 29, In southern Mexico students continued to hold three dozen or more bus drivers and their buses. The students have justified the mass bus seizure as "an expropriation" and say they need the vehicles to ferry them to and from the many protests that have erupted in Guerrero state since the Sept. 26 disappearance and likely killing of their colleagues. Drivers said they are being forced by activists from the school to live as captives and act as chauffeurs.
    (AP, 11/29/14)
2014        Nov 29, A Saudi man was arrested after he stabbed a Canadian citizen shopping in a mall with his family in Saudi Arabia’s oil-rich Eastern Province.
    (AP, 11/30/14)
2014        Nov 29, The Islamic State group launched an attack on the Syrian border town of Kobani. The latest fighting killed at least 8 Kurdish fighters and 17 jihadis. The US-led coalition launched an airstrike morning on the eastern side of the town. Turkey denied that IS fighters had used its territory for the raid.
    (AP, 11/29/14)
2014        Nov 29, Taiwan's China-friendly ruling party lost a slew of traditional strongholds in local elections, triggering the resignation of the island's premier and the cabinet. The departure of premier Jiang Yi-huah just hours after polls closed left President Ma, who is also KMT chairman, to rebuild a government.
    (Reuters, 11/29/14)
2014        Nov 29, The World Health Organization said the death toll from the worst Ebola outbreak on record has reached nearly 7,000 in West Africa.
    (Reuters, 11/29/14)

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