Sunday 9 September 2012
It was Sunday, 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 of Grey by E L James was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- North Korea - Republic Day (1948)
- Eastern Orthodoxy - Synaxis of the Theopatores Joachim and Anna
- California - Admission Day (to commemorate the state's admission to the USA)
- Japan - Chrysanthemum Day (Kiku no Sekku)
- Tajikistan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
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- Syrian civil war:
- A main water supply pipe serving central Aleppo is allegedly struck by a government air strike. Hundreds of thousands of inhabitants are left without drinking water. The Aleppo governor says ampquotsabotageampquot damaged ampquottwo pumps serving three districtsampquot and repair work is ongoing. Food, cooking gas and electricity are reported to be in short supply. (Xinhua)
- Two car bombs explode near a hospital in Aleppo that was recently turned into an army barracks. At least 17 people are reported killed and more than 40 others injured. (Reuters)
- Russia calls for a government of Syrian unity. (AFP via Yahoo! NZ News)
- A wave of attacks kill more than 100 people and injure 350 others across Iraq on the day the death sentence against Tariq al-Hashimi is made public. (AP via CBS News)
- Local authorities report that suspected Taliban abduct and then kill six civilians in the Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan. (Long War Journal)
- Nestor Louis Michel calls Rwandan President Paul Kagame a ampquotgreat leaderampquot (ampquotgroot leiderampquot). Kagame has been accused of war crimes during Rwanda's invasion of the DR Congo in 1996, and of having led a subsequent proxy war against the DR Congo by arming the CNDP until January 20, 2009. Congo currently accuses Rwandan defence officials of supporting a new destabilisation of East Congo. Louis Michel urges the international community for ampquotmore timeampquot to
- Closing their annual summit, APEC leaders report progress in Vladivostok over environmental and trade barrier issues some territorial issues remain unsolved. (''Wall Street Journal'')
- The son of convicted Romanian former Minister of Agriculture :ro:Ioan Avram Mureșan, Dan Mureșan, is found dead in a Kenyan hotel room. The 32-year old political manager worked in Kenya for a British company. (HotNews.ro)
- Diplomatic tensions arise over Wednesday's ampquothit squadampquot Annecy murders. French investigators may or may not question Saad al-Hilli's colleagues at Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, or SSTL, near Guildford. A British security source suggests as motive ampquotstate-sponsored assassination, rather than a family disputeampquot. (''The Week'')
- Serbia says it protects a witness of organ harvesting on Serbian prisoners of the Kosovo War. (AP via ''Washington Post'')
- Elections for the 70-member Legislative Council are held in Hong Kong. Forty seats are elected by direct popular vote, the remainder are attributed by the ampquotfunctional constituenciesampquot: business and special interest groups. China has promised a fully popular vote by the year 2020 the roadmap is still being laid out. (''Washington Post'')
- Tens of thousands of Japanese people demonstrate for the closure of Futenma airbase (MCAS) in crowded Ginowan, Okinawa. They also protest the deployment of twelve MV-22 Osprey aircraft. They consider the plane as the ampquotmost dangerousampquot in the world. (AFP via Google News)
- Armenia, led by world number two Levon Aronian, wins a cliffhanger 40th FIDE Chess Olympiad held in Istanbul, Turkey. (Tournament's official website)
- Cyclist Alberto Contador confirms his victory in this year's Vuelta a España. (''VeloNews'')
- American tennis player Serena Williams wins her fourth Women's Singles at the US Open. (BBC Sport)
- Belgian Eddy Merckx becomes three-cushion billiards UMB world champion for the second time in his career, succeeding Netherlands' Dick Jaspers. (''Algemeen Dagblad'')
- Antonio Cairoli and Jeffrey Herlings win, respectively, the MX1 and MX2 FIM motocross world championship titles. Cairoli is third in all-time rankings. (''CycleNews'')
- The Indian space agency puts into orbit its heaviest foreign satellite yet, in a streak of 21 consecutive successful PLSV launches. (''Hindustan Times'')
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