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Sunday, October 17, 2004
Typhoon Tokage kill 98, injured 552 in western Japan.
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono becomes the first directly elected President of Indonesia.
The Ministry of Defence approves the deployment of the Black Watch regiment of the British Army to Baghdad, Iraq, after a request for assistance by the U.S. government.
Corporate Airlines Flight 5966
, killing 13 people and injuring 2.
Ubuntu operating system
is first released.
A team of explorers reaches the bottom of the world's deepest cave, located in Krubera. The depth reached is 2,080 meters (6,824 feet), setting a world record (
is replaced by Lieutenant-General
Prime Minister of Myanmar
A referendum in
approves the lifting of constitutional term limits for the presidency.