Monday 9 October 2006
It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of October people in US were listening to SexyBack by Justin Timberlake.
In UK America by Razorlight was in the top 5 hits.
Pan's Labyrinth, directed by Guillermo del Toro, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006
while Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs was one of the best selling books.
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- North Korea claims to have conducted its first-ever nuclear test.
- The Supreme Islamic Courts Council of Somalia declare 'jihad' against Ethiopia following the Ethiopian military incursions into Bur Haqaba close to the shared border. (BBC)
- French lawmakers introduce a bill to criminalize Armenian Genocide denial. The legislation would imprison offenders for one year and fine them up to €45,000. Turkey calls upon French legislators to vote against the bill. The Turkish Parliament is considering a bill that would criminalize denial of French human rights violations in Algeria. (TurkishPress)
- Google officially announces that they will buy video sharing website YouTube for US$1.65 billion. (BBC)
- South Korean Ban Ki-moon is nominated to succeed Kofi Annan as the United Nations Secretary-General in an affirmation vote by the Security Council. A confirmation vote by the General Assembly is expected within the next fortnight. (Reuters via CNN)
- 2006 North Korean nuclear testing
- The Korean Central News Agency of North Korea reports that the nation has tested its first nuclear weapon in an underground facility at Gilju in North Hamgyong province. This report was at least somewhat confirmed by a seismic event that was measured around the world. (Adelaide Now)
- The United States Geological Survey says it detected an earthquake of 4.2 in North Korea suspected to be caused by the effects of the underground blast. (AFP via ABS_CBN)
- China expresses its ampquotresolute oppositionampquot to what it described as North Korea's ampquotbrazenampquot nuclear test. (The Australian)
- United States President George W. Bush, UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, and South Korean President Roh Moo-Hyun, are among world leaders to condemn North Korea's nuclear testing, calling it ampquotprovocativeampquot, ampquotirresponsibleampquot and ampquota serious threat to peaceampquot, respectively. (BBC)
- American Edmund S. Phelps wins the 2006 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for work on the trade-offs between inflation and unemployment. (ABC News)
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