• Tsunami devastates South-East Asia
  • Abuse of Iraqi prisoners by us military at the Abu Ghraib prison are made public
  • Yasser Arafat, President of the Palestinian Authority, dies in Paris
  • Bomb attacks in Madrid
  • The Civil Partnerships Act becomes law allowing for ‘gay marriage’ in UK
  • Government introduces top-up fees in British universities
  • Armed robbers steal Edvard Munch’s The Scream in Norway
  • Renovated Camden Arts Centre re-opens
  • Fire at Momart warehouse destroys major British artworks
  • Zoo Art Fair is launched in London to coincide with Frieze Art Fair