Super Typhoon Durian (Reming), the strongest Typhoon to hit Philippines, impacts the Bical region. In Virac Catanduanes 265–300 km/h (165–186 mph) wind was recorded, while in Legaspi, Albay 4.66 mm (0.183 in) of rain is recorded and a total of 740 people are killed.
Windows Vista goes on sale for bulk license holders with home users being able to buy it on January 30, 2007. (CNN)
The science journal Nature publishes a new reconstruction of the Antikythera mechanism based on high resolution X-ray tomography. The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient Greek mechanical analog computer designed to calculate astronomical positions. (Sydney Morning Herald)
The U.S. Institute of Peace announces that the Iraq Study Group report will be released to the public December 6, 2006. The group, charged with conducting a forward-looking assessment of the situation in Iraq, is expected to present their findings to President George W. Bush on that day. The report will be available for download on USIP's web site. (Reuters)
At least 300 people were killed in clashes between Sudan's army and former rebels in the south earlier this week, aid workers say. (BBC)