Also in the headlines in 2006

  • North Korea announces first nuclear test
  • Palestinians elect new Hamas-led government
  • Saddam Hussein is executed
  • Former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko is killed by pollonium 210 in London
  • Invasion of Lebanon by Israel
  • Gnarls Barkley’s Crazy is first number one single based on download
  • Edvard Munch’s The Scream is recovered in Oslo
  • Giles Deacon wins British Designer of the Year award