Thursday 12 August 2010
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Love The Way You Lie by Eminem.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, directed by Edgar Wright, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Beer and Board Games.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blaster Master: Overdrive or Bomberman Live: Battlefest.
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- War in Afghanistan:
- The International Assistance Mission says it now believes that the Taliban was responsible for the 2010 Badakhshan massacre of its medical team in Afghanistan. (AP via Google News)
- NATO forces kill three civilians in a raid on a house in Wardak Province, prompting hundreds of angry people to block a main road to express their frustration with the United States. (Aljazeera)
- NATO says that it is investigating whether its troops killed or wounded up to seven Afghans in operations in southern Helmand Province. (Voice of America)
- Human Rights Watch accuses the northern Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army of abducting and forcing the recruitment of at least 697 people during the last year and a half across central Africa. (Aljazeera)
- At least 50 people are injured in Dhaka as police use batons and tear gas to beat back civilians protesting against frequent power outage. (Aljazeera)
- The United Nations condemns France's crackdown on 40 gypsy camps. (BBC)
- At least two people are killed, including one case of self-immolation from a balcony, while more than 80 sustain wounds after troops interrupt a protest against poor conditions with batons and flashbangs at a prison in Astana, Kazakhstan. (BBC)
- A car bomb explodes in the Colombian capital Bogotá outside Caracol Radio, one of the main radio networks in the country, injuring several people. (''The Guardian'')
- Three people are arrested following a grenade attack in the Rwandan capital Kigali which injured several people. (BBC)
- Russia marks with ceremonies the 10th anniversary of the K-141 ''Kursk'' explosion in the Barents Sea. (BBC)
- A national search uncovers 200 missing Japanese centenarians so far. (Japan Today)
- Hungarian actress Zsa Zsa Gabor is discharged from a United States hospital after spending four weeks there. (BBC)
- Aljazeera, Canal 13, Channel 4, Globo, Radio-Canada, RT, Sky News and TVB are among the global broadcasters nominated for this year's International Emmy Awards. (CBC News)
- Singer George Michael is charged with possessing cannabis and being unfit for driving. (BBC)
- Edward Whitacre, Jr. announces that he will resign as chief executive officer of General Motors effective from September and that he will be replaced by Daniel Akerson. (''The Australian'')
- Greece's economy shrinks further. (BBC)
- 2010 Pakistan floods:
- Portuguese firefighters battle dozens of forest fires, with 2 dead so far. (BBC)
- A deep magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits Ecuador, southeast of Quito, with no deaths or serious damage reported. (BBC)
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