Tuesday 4 September 2012
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of September people in US were listening to We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift.
Lawless, directed by John Hillcoat, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while Fifty Shades Freed by E L James was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Violet Strayer: American noted family, the first child of Dixie Chick Emily Robison and her partner, Martin Strayer.
- Mexican Drug War:
- The Mexican authorities arrest Mario Cárdenas Guillén, the second-in-command in the Gulf Cartel, leaving Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sánchez as the last standing man in the criminal organization. (El Universal)
- Colombian armed conflict (1964–present):
- The peace talks between FARC and the Colombian government will take place in October in Norway and then in Cuba. (AFP)
- The Kenyan navy shells the Somali port town of Kismayo, the last stronghold of Al-Shabaab militants, in preparation for an African Union-led attack by ground forces. (Al Jazeera)
- War in Afghanistan:
- A suicide bombing at a funeral in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar kills at least 25 people. (BBC)
- The Afghan Ministry of the Interior states that it has killed 27 Taliban insurgents during the previous 24 hours. (Xinhua)
- Syrian civil war:
- The United Nations Refugee Agency says 100,000 Syrians fled to another country during the month of August, the highest monthly number yet in the 18-month conflict. (Voice of America)
- Red Cross chief Peter Maurer meets with President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus to discuss sending humanitarian aid to civilians across the country. (AP via Yahoo! News)
- Airbus expects a worldwide total demand for 28,200 civil aircraft by the year 2031, more than doubling today's fleet in operation. (MSN Malaysia)
- Cabin crew for the German airline Lufthansa go on strike causing disruption to hundreds of flights. (Reuters)
- McDonald's plans to open two fully vegetarian fast food restaurants at the pilgrimage sites of Vaishno Devi and Amritsar, north India. (''Financial Times'')
- A passenger bus traveling between Marrakesh and Ouarzazate crashes in a ravine in southern Morocco, killing at least 42 people and injuring up to 25 others. (AFP via ''Hindustan Times'')
- U.S. Secretary of State Clinton meets China's Foreign Minister Yang in Beijing. (Reuters)
- A South Korean court orders the government to compensate a fisherman with 2.5 billion won (€ 1.75 million) he was falsely accused of spying for North Korea. (Yonhap)
- Egypt's former culture minister Farouk Hosny is to face corruption charges. (AFP via Google News)
- Police in Cambodia say The Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm, who was arrested on Sunday, ampquotis to be deportedampquot, saying it's up to Sweden to decide where and not specifying when. There is no extradition agreement between the two countries. (BBC)
- The AntiSec hacker operation publishes 1 million edited Apple iOS unique device identifiers of the 12 million it claims to have ampquotobtainedampquot from a FBI laptop. (''The Guardian'')
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