Friday 6 August 2010
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Love The Way You Lie by Eminem.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, directed by Edgar Wright, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson was one of the best selling books.
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- Jamaica - Independence Day
- Roman Catholicism - several feasts, including those of at least 3 saints: Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ
- St. Joachim (father of St. Mary, according to Catholic tradition)
- St. Juatus
- St. Pastor
- Bolivia - Independence Day
- United Arab Emirates - H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan's Accession Day
- Japan - Toro Nagashi (Hiroshima) - Floating lantern ceremony to honor those killed by the U.S. atomic bomb in Hiroshima.
- St. Xystus/Sixtus
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- The incoming coalition government of the United Kingdom discontinues the use of the controversial ContactPoint database of children.
- NATO admits it killed ampquotbetween four and a dozen or more civiliansampquot in Nangarhar Province as a result of air strikes on August 5. (''The New York Times'')
- Germany offers compensation of €3,800 to each family of 91 of the 142 people it killed and 11 it injured in an air strike near Kunduz, an incident which provoked outrage and led to political and military resignations. The Bundeswehr does not admit guilt and families say they may sue. (''Der Spiegel'')
- Pakistan's Major-General Tariq Khan urges NATO to do more to control the border with Afghanistan, amid increasing UK and U.S. pressure for Pakistan to deal with it. (BBC)
- Israeli authorities shut down all crossings into Gaza for the day. (Bernama)
- The United Arab Emirates says the incident in which the Japanese tanker, the MV ''M. Star'', was damaged in the Strait of Hormuz near Oman last week involved an explosives-laden dinghy. (AFP)
- An explosion at Zamboanga International Airport in the southern Philippines kills two people and injures 24. (''Philippine Inquirer'')
- French police dismantle Roma camps in Saint-Étienne by order of the president. (''The Irish Times'')
- Reykjavík's mayor, Jón Gnarr of the Best Party, dresses in drag for the opening of the city's gay pride festival. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
- Chinese culture minister Cai Wu expresses dismay at the quality of cultural productions in his country. (Reuters)
- Vladimir Putin, the Prime Minister of Russia, bans export of flour and wheat from August 15 to December 31 due to the worst drought in Russian history. (Reuters)
- A 22-year-old Chinese woman falls from a building, becoming the thirteenth Foxconn employee to die in a spate of deaths at the company. (BBC)
- The Tata Group establishes a five-man panel in the search for Ratan Naval Tata's successor as its head of business. (''The Asian Age'')
- Mark Hurd resigns as chief executive officer of computer company Hewlett-Packard following investigation of a sexual harassment claim. (BBC)
- Flash floods in the Ladakh region of India's Jammu and Kashmir state kill at least 113 people and leave lots of others missing. (''The Times of India'')
- Rescue efforts continue to save 34 people trapped in a mine after a rock collapse near Copiapó. (''Mining Weekly'')
- China suspends traffic on the Yalu River and evacuates more than 40,000 people from Dandong over fears of flooding amid unprecedented levels of rainfall. (''BusinessWeek'')
- Smoke from Russian wildfires covers famous landmarks and delays more than 140 flights at Moscow airports while official figures indicate that 14,340 people died in Moscow during July 2010 4,824 more than the same month last year. (''The Guardian'')
- Mount Karangetang, a volcano on the Indonesian island of Siau, erupts. (AP via ''Seattle PI'')
- Hiroshima marks the 65th anniversary of the world's first atomic bomb attack United States representatives attend in an official capacity for the first time. (''China Post'')
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