Saturday 4 September 2010
It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of September people in US were listening to Love The Way You Lie by Eminem.
Resident Evil: Afterlife, directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert was one of the best selling books.
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- Canterbury earthquake: a 7.1 magnitude earthquake which struck the South Island of New Zealand at 4:35 am causing widespread damage and several power outages.
- Thousands attend a funeral for the Shia Muslim suicide attack victims in Quetta as the death toll rises to 65. (Aljazeera)
- 2 attacks kill at least 10 people and wound at least 28 others in Afghanistan. (Aljazeera)
- 2 Azeri soldiers are killed in fighting near Nagorno-Karabakh, the second incident of clashes within a week. (ITAR-TASS)
- Tony Blair is met with a three-hundred person antiwar demonstration and has a small number of individuals throw objects (shoes, bottles and eggs), and encounters an attempted citizen's arrest for war crimes at Eason's in Dublin, Ireland, at his first public book signing for ''A Journey'' four are arrested. Clashes between protesters and police lead to the closure of businesses and the Luas tram system. (Aljazeera)
- Australian floods:
- Heavy rain in the Australian state of Victoria causes flooding in the towns of Ballarat, Maryborough and Bendigo with landslides blocking roads in the Victorian Alps. (ABC News Online)
- Floodwaters isolate the town of Birdsville in Queensland. (AAP via ''Sydney Morning Herald'')
- NASA scientists advise the 33 miners trapped in Chile to regulate sleeping patterns, boost intake of Vitamin D and take exercise. (BBC)
- The President of Guatemala Alvaro Colom declares a state of emergency after weeks of heavy rain results in landslides with at least 21 people dead. (Al Jazeera)
- Two light aircraft collide in midair during an air race near Ryde on the Isle of Wight off the coast of England resulting in the deaths of the pilots. (UPI)
- Former Hurricane Earl loses its tropical storm status after making landfall in Nova Scotia, Canada but left one person dead and a million people without power in Canada. (AFP via Yahoo! News)
- Hundreds of people are believed to have died in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in river boat accidents. (Al Jazeera)
- A prominent opposition journalist in Belarus, Oleg Bebenin, is found hanged officials say he committed suicide. (''Kyiv Post'')
- A court in Argentina reopens an investigation into crimes against humanity under Francisco Franco in Spain. (BBC)
- Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, convicted of adultery and sentenced to death in Iran, reportedly faces the whip after ''The Times'' publishes an unveiled image of political activist Susan Hejrat in the mistaken belief it is her. (''The Guardian'')
- Thousands of people protest across France against the government's policy of deporting of Roma people. (BBC)
- Yu Myung-hwan resigns as South Korea's Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade amid accusations of nepotism after his daughter is hired to a midlevel position in his Ministry. (AP via ABC News America)
- Cabinet formation in the Netherlands Informateur Ivo Opstelten informs Queen Beatrix that the coalition formation between the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) with support from the Party for Freedom (PVV) failed, after PVV leader Geert Wilders lost his confidence in the internal stability of the CDA parliamentary group after a letter of criticism was sent by CDA negotiator Ab Klink (CDA). (''NOS'')
- The ''News of the World'' alleges that a 4th cricketer from Pakistan is being probed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) into the corruption allegations it broke last week. (BBC)
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