Friday 9 July 2010
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of July people in US were listening to California Gurls by Katy Perry.
Inception, directed by Christopher Nolan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich was one of the best selling books.
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- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Our Lady of Peace.
- Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day: Martyrdom of the B�b.
- Palau - Constitution Day.
- Argentina - Independence Day.
- Roman festival - Caprotinia, or feasts of Juno Caprotina.
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- Jessica Anderson: Australian author and playwright (d. 2010).
- Russia and the US stage an exchange of spies in Vienna, Austria; the US transfers ten spies, and Russia releases four spies, the biggest spy swap since the Cold War.
- A suicide bomb in Pakistan's tribal areas near the Afghanistan border kills at least 50. (Al Jazeera)
- Floribert Chebeya's autopsy returns an ampquotinconclusiveampquot result. (BBC)
- The head of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon in southern Lebanon appeals for calm after attacks by villagers. (AFP)
- Two weeks after the sacking of General Stanley A. McChrystal over comments that appeared in ''Rolling Stone'', a top French general is attacked for publicly criticising the United States-led war attempt on Afghanistan and questioning if the United States is controlling its allies. (France24)
- Guinea's presidential run-off is postponed due to allegations of fraud. (BBC)
- Following the recent parliamentary elections in Slovakia, Iveta Radičová substitutes Robert Fico as Prime Minister, becoming the first female incumbent of the post.
- The United Nations Security Council issues a Presidential Statement condemning the sinking of the South Korean warship ROKS ''Cheonan''. (CBC)
- At least 50,000 West Papuans march on the Papua provincial parliament in Jayapura calling for the rejection of special autonomy status offered by Indonesia in favor of independence 20,000 camp outside the parliament overnight. (''Jakarta Globe'')
- The Australian Government is conducting a review on the proposed national internet filter. (BBC News)
- Johnson Johnson recalls 3 million bottles of medicines, including Tylenol, Benadryl, and Motrin, because of odors traced to a chemical in pallets used to transport and store the medicines. (Reuters)
- Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport in Zhejiang, China, is closed after a UFO sighting. (oneindia)
- China renews the internet content provider license for Google allowing it to continue operating in the country. (Radio Television Hong Kong)
- Wall Street ends the week with the strongest gains in a year, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising 5.3%, and NASDAQ rising 5%. (Reuters)
- Pope Benedict XVI appoints Archbishop Velasio de Paolis to lead the Legion of Christ following the previous head who had engaged in child sex abuse and a number of other crimes throughout his career. (IPS)
- Chinese officials seize 64 tonnes of raw dairy materials contaminated with melamine. (Al Jazeera)
- Iran announces that a woman convicted of adultery will no longer face stoning to death after international concern. She may, however, still face the death penalty. (Press TV)
- Salman Hossain, a Bangladeshi immigrant to Canada, is charged with online advocation of genocide against Canadian Jews. (AFP)
- A painting in a Johannesburg shopping centre depicting an autopsy on the corpse of Nelson Mandela surrounded by nosy world leaders attracts controversy as the topic of Mandela's eventual death is taboo in South Africa. (BBC)
- Australia celebrates indigenous culture in NAIDOC Week with the 2010 theme ampquotUnsung Heroes - Closing the Gap by Leading Their Wayampquot. (NAIDOC)
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