The CPI(M) expels Kerala Shastra Sahitya Parishad luminary M.P. Parameswaran for "CIA links". A nuclear physicist, his Fourth World thesis calls for giving up the Marxist tenet of class struggle.
South Korean researchers extract stem cells from a Cloned human embryo for the first time. This can help replace damaged organs with new ones.
Phyllis Lyon, 79, weds Del Martin, 83, in the V-Day season: the first lesbians to do so in Frisco after same-sex marriage was legalised.
American blonde icon Barbie Doll has broken off with Ken, her beau of 43 years. Her updated love interest is Aussie "boogie boarder" Blaine.
Rakesh sharma’s Final Solution wins the Wolfgang Staudte award at Berlin. The film was shown at Vikalp after the Mumbai fest rejected it.