Wednesday 8 September 2010
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of September people in US were listening to Love The Way You Lie by Eminem.
The Town, directed by Ben Affleck, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert was one of the best selling books.
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- Mexican marines arrest seven gunmen suspected in participating in the massacre of 72 Central and South American migrants in San Fernando, Tamaulipas. (AP via Fox News)
- A Charities Aid Foundation survey finds that Australia, New Zealand and Canada are the most generous contributors to charity. (Canadian Press via Google News)
- Two workers are missing and more than thirty workers are trapped in an oil rig in the Shengli oil field off Dongying in China's Shandong province. (AFP via Google News)
- The state of emergency in Christchurch, New Zealand, is extended for another week following an aftershock to Saturday's earthquake in Lyttelton. (''Sydney Morning Herald'')
- Eight people are missing and at least fifty-four houses are destroyed in a wildfire burning west of Boulder, Colorado, in the United States. (CNN)
- The remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine causes widespread flooding in the US states of Texas and Oklahoma with at least two people dead. (AP via Yahoo! News)
- South Korea unveils sanctions against Iran for its nuclear program. (Xinhua via Sina)
- Japan detains a Chinese fishing boat found near the disputed Pinnacle Islands in the East China Sea. (Xinhua)
- The New South Wales parliament votes to legalise adoption by same sex couples in Australia's most populous state. (AAP via Sydney Morning Herald)
- Police in Europe shut down 49 servers and detain ten people in a raid across thirteen countries in a crackdown on film piracy. (AFP via the ''Melbourne Age'')
- The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit dismisses a lawsuit associated with the Central Intelligence Agency's practice of ampquotextraordinary renditionampquot. (''New York Times'')
- The Parliament of Sri Lanka passes the 18th Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka which removes the two-term limit on the presidency and allows him to choose the judges and commissioners monitoring elections, human rights, and other affairs. (The Australian)
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