Saturday 3 July 2010
It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of July people in US were listening to California Gurls by Katy Perry.
The Last Airbender, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- More than 230 people are killed and 200 injured after a fuel tanker overturns and explodes in the South Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Xinhua)
- More than 10,000 Palestinians, including many patients needing medical treatment, are reported to have crossed into Egypt via the Rafah border since its 1 June opening in the aftermath of the Gaza flotilla raid. (Independent Online)
- Hamas demolishes the homes of 20 families as part of a housing regulation plan. (Aljazeera)
- 12 people are killed and 12 injured after a bus falls from a bridge near South Korea's main Incheon International Airport. (''Taiwan News'')
- China jails a Tibetan environmentalist on charges of 'splitting the nation'. (Reuters)
- Prime Minister of Thailand Abhisit Vejjajiva probes the deaths of eight soldiers over two days. (Aljazeera)
- Police apologize to American hotel heiress Paris Hilton after she was cleared of drug charges made against her while she was watching a 2010 FIFA World Cup match in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. (AP via Google News)
- The U.S. Pentagon alleges that Iran has violated United Nations sanctions against itself by providing an advanced radar system to Syria, a system the Pentagon claims would hurt Israel's ability to launch surprise attacks against Iran. (FOX)
- Guillermo Fariñas, a hunger striker in Cuba, is reported to be ampquotclose to deathampquot by authorities, in his latest hunger strike attempt. BBC News
- Kyrgyzstan's interim leader Roza Otunbayeva is officially sworn in as President. (Xinhua)
- Guinea announces it will hold a run-off presidential election as last Sunday's first round vote resulted in no winner. (Aljazeera)
- Former Argentine military ruler Jorge Rafael Videla goes on trial. (BBC)
- United States Republican Party chairman Michael Steele is heavily criticised by members of his own party and by members of the Democratic Party for saying America's war in Afghanistan is ampquota war of Obama's choosingampquot. (Aljazeera)
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