Thursday 10 September 2009
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of September people in US were listening to I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas.
Up in the Air, directed by Jason Reitman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009
while Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books.
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- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown apologises for the post-war treatment of celebrated WWII code-breaker Alan Turing, who was chemically castrated for having homosexual relations. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
- Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi says he will demand a permanent place in the United Nations Security Council for Africa and compensation worth 777 trillion dollars for years of colonialism in New York later this month. (IOL)
- A Hong Kong court convicts Du Jun, a former senior banker at Morgan Stanley, in the country's largest insider trading case. (BBC)
- Gabon bars opposition leaders from leaving the country following recent riots over claims of fraud in the 2009 presidential election. (BBC)
- Dubai's Metro System, the first mass transit system of the Arabian Peninsula, officially opens to the public as its first metro line is partially operational. (Al Bawaba)
- Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri steps aside in Lebanon. (Xinhua)
- At least five girls are killed and 30 other students injured in a stampede at a state-run school in the Indian capital, New Delhi. (RTÉ)
- Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez recognizes Abkhazia and South Ossetia during a visit to Russia. (Reuters)
- Afghan journalists express anger over the killing of local reporter Sultan Munadi during a rescue operation that saved his colleague Stephen Farrell. (RTÉ)
- British consul John Terry is murdered in Jamaica. (''Times Online'')
- Greek militant group Revolutionary Struggle threatens to attack the ampquotgolden boysampquot it blames for the economic crisis as it claims responsibility for the Athens stock market bombing. (RTÉ)
- In football, Germany beat England 6–2 in the UEFA Women's Euro 2009 final, claiming their seventh European title. (BBC)
- A boat with over 250 people on board capsizes in a storm off the coast of Sierra Leone, killing at least 8. (Al Jazeera)
- Supporters of the traditional Kabaka of Buganda, Muwenda Mutebi II, riot in the Ugandan capital Kampala after a move by the government to prevent him from visiting a local area, resulting in several deaths. (Press TV)
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