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November 2006


November 2006 was the eleventh month of that common year. The month, which began on a Wednesday, ended on a Thursday after 30 days.

Portal:Current events

This is an Current events Portal from November 2006.
  • Super Typhoon Durian (Reming), the strongest Typhoon to hit Philippines, impacts the Bical region. In Virac Catanduanes 265–300 km/h (165–186 mph) wind was recorded, while in Legaspi, Albay 4.66 mm (0.183 in) of rain is recorded and a total of 740 people are killed.
  • Windows Vista goes on sale for bulk license holders with home users being able to buy it on January 30, 2007. (CNN)
  • The 2006 Atlantic hurricane season officially ends with a total of nine storms having formed. (CBS News)
  • Central African Republic Bush War: French fighter planes have fired at rebels in northern Central African Republic (CAR) where thousands have fled fighting in recent weeks. (BBC)
  • The science journal Nature publishes a new reconstruction of the Antikythera mechanism based on high resolution X-ray tomography. The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient Greek mechanical analog computer designed to calculate astronomical positions. (Sydney Morning Herald)
  • The clashes between Sudan's army and former rebels in the south earlier this week, aid workers say. (BBC)
  • Nicolas Sarkozy, the French Interior Minister, announces plans to run as a candidate for the French Presidency in elections in April 2007. (BBC)
  • Hezbollah-led Lebanon opposition groups call for protests on Friday in an effort to bring down the Government, (LA Times)
  • A meeting between the Bush administration memo critical of the ability of al-Maliki to bring sectarian conflict under control had previously been published in The New York Times. In a later meeting, they decided that Iraq should not be divided into semi-autonomous zones. (News Limited and AFP) (AP via Boston Globe)
  • The Prime Minister of Fiji Laisenia Qarase partially agrees to demands by the head of the Fijian military Commodore Frank Bainimarama in order to avert a coup. Bainimarama rejects the compromise and issues a deadline of noon on Friday. (News Limited) (ABC News Australia and AFP)
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