Sunday, February 17. 2008, 12:00:00 AM UTC
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Sunday, February 17, 2008
No survivors are found after a rescue helicopter discovers the wreckage of
Santa Bárbara Airlines Flight 518
just northeast of
. The commercial plane had 46 people on board, including crew.
A general election
is held in
, delayed from
due to riots in the wake of the
assassination of Benazir Bhutto
. Opposition parties, including Bhutto's, take more than half of the seats, while
's party suffers a huge defeat.
United States Navy
containing toxic fuel, by shooting it down with a
launched from the "
USS Lake Erie
" in the
Former building society
is the first bank in Europe to be taken into state control, due to the U.S. subprime mortgage financial crisis.
The British government introduces emergency legislation temporarily to nationalize Northern Rock, the 5th largest mortgage bank in the UK, due to the bank's financial crisis.
, with support from some countries but opposition from others.
announces his resignation as President of Cuba, effective February 24.