Tuesday 8 June 2010
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of June people in US were listening to OMG by Usher.
The A-Team, directed by Joe Carnahan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead was one of the best selling books.
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- Saint Sabinianus, abbot, confessor [GTZ: Puy]
- World Ocean Day.
- Saint Audomar, bishop of ThTrouanne, confessor (Translation day)
- Saint Elphege, bishop, martyr (Translation day)
- Saint Marius, hermit [GTZ: Clermont]
- Trojecia, virgin (at Rodez)
- Roman Empire - second day of the Vestalia in honor of Vesta.
- Blessed Chlodulph, bishop of Metz
- Blessed Gildard, bishop of Rouen, confessor
- Blessed Maximinus, bishop of Aix en Provence
- Blessed William, bishop of York, confessor
- Blessed Syra of Ireland, virgin
- Syria, virgin (at Troyes)
- saint Medard, bishop of Noyon, confessor [common]
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- Andreas Voutsinas: Greek actor and theater director (Born 1932).
- At least 11 people die and injuries are caused in various fatal incidents across Iraq, including several civilians, a Sunni Imam and a Christian. (BBC)
- American popstar Chris Brown postpones a tour of the United Kingdom after being denied a visa following his physical assault on Rihanna. (BBC)
- At least 12 people drown and 9 others disappear after a boat sinks in Sunamganj District, Bangladesh. (Xinhua)
- The EU proposes that Roma issues should be integrated into housing, education and culture polices at EU and national level. (europa.eu)
- 21 nations, including the Presidents of Afghanistan, Russia and Syria, attending the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia summit in Istanbul condemn Israel's deadly raid on the Gaza-bound aid flotilla, while Israel, the 22nd participant with a lower-level diplomat, disagrees. (Xinhua)
- The United States threatens Iran with its toughest nuclear sanctions yet, despite the nuclear fuel-swap arrangement Iran made with Brazil and Turkey in May. (BBC)
- Libya orders the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, to leave the country for unknown reasons. (BBC)
- China lodges a formal protest to North Korea after a North Korean soldier fatally shot three Chinese citizens at their mutual border. (Radio Television Hong Kong)
- Uganda undoes remarks suggesting President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir would not be welcome at July's African Union conference in Kampala. (BBC)
- Television host Elena Skordelli goes on trial for the murder of Cypriot media mogul Andis Hadjicostis. (BBC News)
- The trial of alleged ampquotrogue traderampquot Jérôme Kerviel of Société Générale begins in Paris. (''The Irish Times'')
- The trial of former Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich on corruption charges begins today in the United States. (AP via Google News)
- Refugee agencies criticise the UK Border Agency's decision to deport Afghan children. (Aljazeera)
- Poland legalises chemical castration. (BBC)
- Kenneth O'Keefe, an Irish-American living in London who was captured and injured by Israel Defense Forces following last week's raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, threatens legal action after being included on a list of alleged ampquotactive terror operativesampquot. (''The Irish Times'')
- Noynoy Aquino is elected as President of the Philippines in the Philippines presidential election, taking 42% of the vote, about 16 percentage points more than second-place Joseph Estrada. (ABS-CBN News)
- Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan is due to name his cabinet and be formally sworn in by Emperor Akihito. (BBC)
- Public sector workers in Spain hold a major strike in protest against a 5% pay cut due to come into effect this month as part of a government austerity package. (''Financial Times'')
- China defends its censorship of the internet in a document laying out the government's attitude towards the web. (Al Jazeera)
- Egypt permits legislators from the Muslim Brotherhood and other groups to enter the blockaded Gaza Strip. (''Arab News'')
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