Saturday 7 August 2010
It was Saturday, 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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- Bowers and Merena Auctions conducts an auction in Boston, Massachusetts.
- Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah announces Monday as the day he will present evidence reputed to implicate Israel in the 2005 car bomb assassination of then Prime Minister of Lebanon Rafiq Hariri. (''The Sydney Morning Herald'')
- Israel announces that Benjamin Netanyahu, Ehud Barak and Avigdor Lieberman have chosen Yosef Ciechanover, who formerly held posts in the Foreign Ministry, Defence Ministry and defence mission to the United States, to represent it on the United Nations panel to investigate May's Gaza flotilla raid. (''Haaretz'')
- The MV ''Mavi Marmara'' arrives in Turkey the remaining three non-Turkish flotilla vessels plus the MV ''Rachel Corrie'' cargo ship, which followed days later, remain in Israeli custody. (BBC)
- 10 people, including 2 Afghan civilians and 8 International Assistance Mission aid workers, are killed in Nuristan Province. (Voice of America)
- 14 people die and 35 others are injured in Basra due to an explosion, possibly caused by a power generator. (France24)
- 5 Iraqi policemen are killed in an overnight shootout in western Baghdad, while 1 policeman is killed at a checkpoint outside Fallujah. (AP via ''The Guardian'')
- Hungarian actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, hospitalised after falling in the United States last month, is not released from hospital as had been initially expected due to a negative reaction to her morphine. (BBC)
- The Gulf of Mexico seafood industry starts to reopen after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. (AP via ''News Times'')
- Pakistan issues a red alert as the worst floods in its history move south towards Sindh, with hundreds of thousands of people being evacuated, at least 10,000 cows killed and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani appealing on television for help from the international community. (Aljazeera)
- Pollution hits record levels in Moscow as large wildfires continue to devastate Russia. (Aljazeera)
- At least 16 miners are killed during a fire at a gold mine in Zhaoyuan, Shandong, in China. 23 others are still trapped inside. (Xinhua)
- Efforts intensify to rescue at least 34 people trapped in a mine near Copiapó, Chile, in the Atacama Desert. (news.com.au)
- 3 people are killed as a result of storms and flooding in Saxony. (Deutsche Welle)
- An oil spill stretching at least two miles long occurs in the Arabian Sea offshore Mumbai, India, after a vessel from Panama collides with another vessel from St. Kitts. The Panamanian ship was carrying 2,662 tons of oil, 283 tons of diesel and 88,040 liters of lube oil when it became grounded and started to leak. (''Sify'')
- A poll of six countries, taken by the Brookings Institution, an American think tank, indicates that the popularity of the President of the United States Barack Obama has dropped significantly in the Arab World since ampquotA New Beginningampquot. (Press TV)
- President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos, in his inauguration speech, vows to improve relations with Ecuador and Venezuela. (Xinhua)
- A Turkish court annuls an arrest warrant issued against 102 military officers over an alleged coup plot in 2003. (Aljazeera)
- An appeals court in Iran upholds a five year jail sentence against the owner of Mehdi Karroubi's opposition website. (IOL)
- A man accused by witnesses of domestic violence informs a New Zealand court that he and his wife were performing the Turkish kolbasti traditional dance at the time of the alleged incident in Hawera. (''The Age'')
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