Tuesday 3 July 2012
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of July people in US were listening to Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen.
Girl with Hyacinths, directed by Hasse Ekman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while Fifty Shades Darker by E L James was one of the best selling books.
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- National holiday in Belarus
- Feast day of Saint Thomas
- Start of the Dog Days
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- Syrian uprising (2011-present):
- A Human Rights Watch report claims that Syrian intelligence agencies are running 27 torture centers across Syria. (CNN)
- At least 25 people are killed and 40 wounded in a truck bombing in the market place of the Iraqi city of Diwaniyah. (AP via Google News)
- Bob Diamond resigns as the Chief Executive of British bank Barclays following a scandal in which the bank tried to manipulate the Libor and Euribor interest rates systems. (BBC)
- A major earthquake strikes New Zealand with minor damage reported. (ABC News)
- Pakistan decides to reopen key NATO supply routes into Afghanistan after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton apologized for a NATO airstrike that killed 26 Pakistani soldiers and officials in November 2011. (BBC)
- Police search the home and offices of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy as part of a judicial investigation into financial relations between his political camp and L'Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt. (Reuters)
- The current governing coalition in Romania, the Social Liberal Union, starts a fast-paced parliamentary offensive against President Traian Basescu by dismissing the leaders of both chambers of Parliament. (Reuters)
- Hundreds of activists demonstrate in Ramallah to protest against the violent dispersal of two similar rallies at the weekend in a rare expression of public discontent with the ruling party of the Palestinian Authority headed by Mahmud Abbas. (AFP)
- American gambler Antonio Esfandiari wins the 2012 World Series of Poker $1,000,000 Buy-In ampquotThe Big One for One Dropampquot with the highest prize money in poker of $18.3 million. (AP via NBC Sports)
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