The 21st Century in Asia

Can you guess those events that happened during the 21st century in Asia?
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Last updated: August 6, 2019
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2001
This city, then officially entitled Calcutta, restores name
Kolkata
2002
The FIFA World Cup is held in two countries. Name one of them
Japan or South Korea
2003
This capital is invaded by American troops
Baghdad
2004
This natural disaster kills more than 220,000 people all around the Indian Ocean
Boxing Day Tsunami
2005
The Tulip Revolution happens in this country
Kyrgyzstan
2006
This country tests nuclear weapons for the first time
North Korea
2007
This Pakistani Prime Minister is assassinated in Rawalpindi
Benazir Bhutto
2008
This country abolishes absolute monarchy and becomes a democracy
Bhutan
2009
This Sri Lankan militant organisation ceases to exist
Tamil Tigers
2010
This building, with a height of 828 m, is opened in Dubai
Burj Khalifa
2011
UNESCO affiliates this country
State of Palestine
2012
This Tokyo observation tower is inaugurated
Tokyo Skytree
2013
The Ghouta attack becomes one of the deadliest attacks in this brutal war
Syrian Civil War
2014
This airline mourns the death of 510 passengers in two different incidents
Malaysian Airlines
2015
Tensions between Houthis and the government lead to this war
Yemeni Civil War
2016
An unsuccessful coup d'état in Turkey leads to
a strengthened position of this president
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
2017
These Muslim people from Myanmar suffer from persecution
Rohingya
2018
The removal of term limits allows this Chinese president to rule indefinitely
Xi Jinping
2019
Nursultan Nazarbayev, leader of this country, resigns after 29 years
Kazakhstan
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