VOLUME 28 NO. 2 | JANUARY 3 - JANUARY 9, 2009

The top 8 events that changed in Asia in 2008

Nov. 26: Terrorists attack Mumbai

Last updated 12-31-08 at 11:42 a.m.
An awareness camp is carried out at a church in Chandigarh, India, on Dec. 24.

More than 170 people were killed and about 300 were wounded in a series of attacks on several of Mumbai’s landmarks and commercial hubs that were popular with foreign tourists, including two five-star hotels, a hospital, a train station, and a cinema.
Indian officials said ten gunmen carried out the attacks; it took Indian forces three days to end the siege.

Deccan Mujahedeen, a previously unknown group, claimed responsibility for the attacks. Pakistan officials denied any involvement in the attacks, but some Indian officials hinted that they suspect Pakistani complicity.



The top 8 events that changed Asia in 2008:

1. March 10: China cracks down on protests in Tibet using force — or not?

2. April 10: Nepal holds a historic election

3. May 12: Earthquake kills thousands in China

4. May 18: North Korea hints at transparency — then takes it away

5. July 16: Milk scandal in China makes world headlines

6. Aug. 8: The Summer Games open, Michael Phelps makes history

7. Sept. 1: Thai protests turn violent, government declares state of emergency

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