Saturday 4 December 2010
It was Saturday, 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.
The Fighter, directed by David O. Russell, 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.
On TV people were watching Welcome Back, Brotter.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Beatmania IIDX 18 Resort Anthem or Bloody Good Time.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Roman festivals - secret ceremonies in honor of Bona Dea
- R.C. Saints - Saint John of Damascus: optional memorial; also Saint Barbara
- Santerfa, Lukumf - Day of Shango
- International Hug Day. See Also: January 21st, National Hugging Day
- Navy Day in India
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- Dozens of Easter Islanders are injured in conflict over ownership as riot police evict islanders from their ancestral home. (Al Jazeera)
- The Spanish government imposes emergency measures unused since the end of military rule in 1975, threatening workers seeking better pay and working conditions with prosecution if they do not return to work. (Xinhua)
- Authorities in Ecuador order the evacuation of people from the slopes of the Tungurahua volcano after it begins spewing ash. (AFP via Google News)
- An aircraft crashes at Domodedovo airport in Moscow after undergoing multiple engine failure, with at least 2 deaths and 80 injuries. (AFP via ''The Sydney Morning Herald'')
- 10 Chinese sailors are missing and 14 others are rescued after the cargo ship MV Hong Wei founders off the southeast coast of China. (CNN)
- Israeli police say negligence caused a large forest fire burning out of control in the north of the country that killed at least 40 people. (CBC)
- United States diplomatic cables leak:
- Reporters Without Borders condemns ampquotthe blocking, cyber-attacks and political pressureampquot against the WikiLeaks website, describing it as the first ampquotattempt at the international community level to censor a website dedicated to the principle of transparencyampquot and comparing the behaviour of France and the United States to that of China. American payment service provider PayPal cuts off the account the WikiLeaks website uses to collect donations. (Al Jazeera)
- Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi flies to Sochi for unscheduled talks with Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin. This occurs hours after the release of U.S. cables focusing on the pair's relationship. (''The Age'')
- New cables discuss ampquotparanoiaampquot concerning the UK's alleged ampquotspecial relationshipampquot with the United States. (BBC)
- President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas speaks of the possibility of dissolving the Authority if Israel continues its construction on occupied Palestinian land in the West Bank, saying there is little point remaining ampquotthe president of an authority that doesn't existampquot. (Al Jazeera)
- The Iranian government says the International Atomic Energy Agency spies on its nuclear program and reiterates its belief that the CIA, Mossad and MI6 murdered Majid Shahriari earlier this week. (BBC)
- A proposed law in South Korea is to ban online gaming after midnight for young people amid concerns over Internet addiction. (''Times of India'')
- The China Academy of Telecommunication Research tells ''China Daily'' that China should merge identity management systems, currently run by different ministries, in order to fight online fraud and hacking. (''People's Daily'')
- Three people are arrested in China's Guangdong Province in relation to a $90 million gold heist, the biggest in Hong Kong history. (Radio Australia)
- Ivorian political crisis:
- A swearing-in ceremony for Laurent Gbagbo takes place in Côte d'Ivoire, although world leaders and the election commission back Alassane Ouattara as winner of the presidential election. (AP via Yahoo! News)
- Côte d'Ivoire experiences a major political crisis. (Al Jazeera)
- FIFA executive committee member Franz Beckenbauer says Qatar ought to be allowed to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the first in the Middle East and in an Arab country, during winter in an unusual move. The event is usually held during summer months. (Al Jazeera)
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