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- Austrian Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks receives the first sentence from the Guantanamo military commission, and the first conviction in a U.S. war crimes trial since World War I.
- Following a provincial general election that saw no party win more than 29% of the seats, the Liberal Party retains power in Quebec as the province's first minority government in 139 years.
- Sidi Cheikh Ould Abdallahi is declared the winner of the Mauritanian presidential election.
- In Northern Ireland, members of the DUP and Sinn Féin, led respectively by Gerry Adams and Ian Paisley, meet face-to-face for the first time, and agree on a timetable for implementing the St Andrews Agreement.
- Iran's Revolutionary Guards detain fifteen British Royal Navy personnel assigned to HMS Cornwall, alleging they illegally entered Iranian airspace.
- The head of a day care centre in Manilla, Philippines, has boarded a bus containing 2 children and 32 teachers from the centre and is currently holding them hostage, demanding better education rights and better housing for them.