Friday 5 February 2010
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of February people in US were listening to TiK ToK by Ke$ha.
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, directed by Chris Columbus, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while Dear John by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books.
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- Kashmir Day observes as public holiday in Pakistan.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agatha of Sicily, patron saint of firework makers and glass blowers.
- Saint Bertolf
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- At least 22 people are killed and more than 50 are injured in two separate bombings in Karachi. (''The Guardian'')
- At least 40 people are killed and more than 140 are wounded in at least two explosions in Karbala during the final day of Arba'een. (''The New York Times'')
- A private helicopter crashes in the Dominican Republic, killing two. The helicopter was returning from relief work for the 2010 Haiti earthquake. (AP)
- Civil servants in Zimbabwe go on strike, demanding a wage increase. (Press TV)
- Cyclone Oli hits Tahiti and other islands of French Polynesia, killing at least one man. (BBC)
- The last native of India's Andaman Islands fluent in the Aka-Bo language dies, rendering the language extinct. (''Daily Mail'')
- Danish special forces storm a ship captured by armed Somali pirates and free the 25 crew on board. (''Miami Herald'')
- The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and Sinn Féin agree to devolution from Westminster from 12 April 2010 after two weeks of discussions, the longest ever during the Northern Ireland peace process. (BBC)
- Five Russian soldiers are killed and six injured in clashes with militants in Chechnya. (News24)
- Four British politicians will face criminal prosecution over their expense claims in the ongoing expenses scandal. (''Washington Post'')
- New images of the dwarf planet Pluto reveal rapid changes on its surface. (Xinhua)
- Uganda's deputy Foreign Minister Henry Okello Oryem says the country's anti-homosexuality Bill ampquotwill be changedampquot. (BBC)
- North Korea announces it will release an American man who entered the country on December 25, 2009. (''Korea Times'')
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