Saturday 8 September 2012
It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of September people in US were listening to We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift.
Lawless, directed by John Hillcoat, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while Fifty Shades Freed by E L James was one of the best selling books.
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- Bahraini uprising (2011–present):
- The Interior Ministry moves to sue the Al Wefaq main opposition party. On Friday, police have fired tear gas at anti-government protesters in the capital Manama. The protestors allegedly have defied a ban on demonstrations. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- Afghanistan commemorates Ahmad Shah Massoud, assassinated today eleven years ago according to the Afghan calendar, with a ceremony in Kabul on the national holiday of ''Haftai Shahid'' (Martyr Week). (''The Frontier Post'')
- For the first time in nearly eighteen months, a sign of life appears of four French nationals kidnapped by Al-Qa'eda in Arlit, Niger. A videotape shows them healthy they ask France to negotiate their release. (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
- Kim Ki-duk's violent tale ''Pietà'' wins the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Kim thanks the audience and the jury by singing a song. (''Korea Times'')
- A tractor is hit by a train in central Romania, killing eight passengers in the tractor trailer. (Bucharest Herald)
- A spokesman of Iran's Foreign Ministry calls Canada's Friday decision to sever all diplomatic ties ampquothastyampquot and ampquotradicalampquot. A senior Islamic Consultative Assembly member describes the decision as ampquothostileampquot. (Xinhua)
- It is announced that Pakistan and India are planning to mutually ease visa requirements. (Reuters)
- R.E.M. has its publisher Warner-Tamerlane issue a cease and desist order against Fox News. The channel allegedly made ampquotunlicensed and unauthorizedampquot use of their song ampquotLosing My Religionampquot in coverage of the Democratic National Convention. (''Rolling Stone'')
- The Hong Kong government backs down on plans to introduce Chinese patriotism classes in its schools after weeks of protests. (BBC)
- India's Vice president Ansari says, despite ampquotsignificant progressampquot, India has the largest number of illiterates in the world, marking the point at a speech for International Literacy Day. (''India Blooms'')
- At the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, Oscar Pistorius storms to the 400 metres (T44) gold medal. (AFP via ''The Daily Telegraph'')
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