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2013 59 people are killed in a wave of attacks on Shia Muslims in Iraq
2012 The exoplanet Alpha Centauri Bb is discovered orbiting Alpha Centauri
2012 Lance Armstrong loses a host of endorsements in the wake of his doping scandal
2012 Tens of thousands protest austerity measures in Greece
2007 The Dalai Lama receives the United States Congressional Gold Medal.
2006 The United States population reaches 300 million.
2005 The Colbert Report first airs.
2003 The pinnacle was fitted on the roof of Taipei 101, a 101-floor skyscraper in Taipei, allowing it to surpass the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur by 50 meters (165 feet) and become the World's tallest highrise.
2003 Eunuchs in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh float the political party Jiti Jitayi Politics.
2000 Train crash at Hatfield, north of London, leading to collapse of Railtrack.
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