Thursday 2 December 2010
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Only Girl (In The World) by Rihanna.
Tangled, directed by Nathan Greno, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinne was one of the best selling books.
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- Laos - National Day
- United Arab Emirates - National Day (independence from Britain, 1971)
- R.C. Saints - St Bibiana
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- Ron Santo: Shortstop (Cubs, 1st baseball player to veto his trade).
- About 8,000 African Union troops from Burundi and Uganda are deployed to the Somali capital Mogadishu, the scene of heavy fighting this week. (Reuters)
- Representatives of the Philippines government and the National Democratic Front resume peace talks in Hong Kong. (RTHK)
- A joint investigation by the United Kingdom and the United States finds that aid worker Linda Norgrove was killed by a grenade thrown by an American soldier during an operation to rescue her. (BBC)
- One of 12 American soldiers admits acting on orders and shooting unarmed Afghan farmers. He is sentenced to nine months imprisonment and demotion, but allowed to stay in the military. (Al Jazeera)
- At least 4 people are killed during an attack on an Abidjan office belonging to Côte d'Ivoire opposition leader Alassane Ouattara. (BBC)
- 1 million free books are to be made available in the UK and Ireland on 5 March 2011 some booksellers object due to falling sales. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
- Norway investigates whether Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus diverted millions of dollars of aid money from the Grameen Bank but expresses certainty that nothing criminal has occurred. (BBC)
- Thousands of New Zealanders gather at the Omoto racecourse to commemorate the victims of the Pike River Mine disaster. (BBC)
- More than 55,000 animals are being culled after a breakout of foot-and-mouth disease at pig farms in South Korea. (Al Jazeera)
- UK and Irish snow
- Heavy snowfall in the United Kingdom disrupting travel, with Gatwick Airport remaining closed. (''The Telegraph'')
- In Ireland court cases are affected, Dublin Airport is closed and traffic is disrupted across the country due to the poor weather. (TV3)
- Dublin's main thoroughfare O'Connell Street is shut following an explosion from a gas leak. (''The Irish Times'')
- At least 40 people are killed during a forest fire near Haifa in Israel. (Al Jazeera)
- United States diplomatic cables leak:
- Amazon.com cuts off its access to the WikiLeaks website following ampquotheavy political pressureampquot applied by Joe Lieberman, a senator in the United States. The move is compared to the censorship of Google by China. (AFP via France24)
- The United States thinks President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa was involved in a massacre of Tamils according to a leaked cable. (Al Jazeera)
- Specialists in espionage law say U.S. authorities would encounter ampquotinsurmountable legal hurdlesampquot during any attempt to prosecute Julian Assange, even if he were to appear in the country. (Reuters via ''National Post'')
- Julian Assange grants an interview to ''TIME'' in which he talks about secrecy, saying ampquotwe keep secret the identity of our sourcesampquot but that secrecy ampquotshouldn't be used to cover up abusesampquot. (''TIME'')
- Iran completes the fueling of its nuclear reactor at Bushehr. (''Tehran Times'')
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