Wednesday 13 January 2010
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of January people in US were listening to TiK ToK by Ke$ha.
The Book of Eli, directed by The Hughes Brothers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while Going Rogue: An American Life by Sarah Palin was one of the best selling books.
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- In Sweden, Christmas ends on the 20th day, St. Knut's Day. Children celebrate a party throwing out the Christmas tree (julgransplundring).
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- Computer modelling shows that the Pine Island Glacier and Thwaites Glacier, once described as a major ampquottipping pointampquot for the entire West Antarctic Ice Sheet in the embayment of the Amundsen Sea, has reached their own tipping points for eventual collapse, likely to lead to a sea level rise of up to 52 cm. (New Scientist)
- A fatal attack on a tourist by a ampquotdinosaur-sizedampquot shark off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, prompts the closure of several beaches. (AFP)
- An Arkefly Boeing 767 flying from Amsterdam to the Netherlands Antilles is grounded at Shannon Airport after a man claims there is a bomb on board. All 242 passengers and crew are evacuated. (''The Australian'')
- Guinea's junta chief Moussa Dadis Camara arrives in Burkina Faso after being hospitalised in Morocco. (BBC)
- Venezuela announces an electricity rationing programme in which the entire country will be affected by four-hour blackouts every week. (''China Daily'')
- Mercedes-Benz's 2009 sales rise 77% in the People's Republic of China. (Xinhua)
- The United States trade deficit rose 9.7% to 36.4 billion US dollars in November. (RTT News)
- The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is held in Detroit, Michigan, US. Green vehicles are seen as a response to the late 2000s recession. Automotive News World Congress is held at the Renaissance Center. (Merinews)
- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni urges the government to reconsider the anti-homosexuality bill being debated due to ampquotforeign policy issuesampquot. (''New Vision'')
- Shares in Japan Airlines fall by 81%. (''The Straits Times'')
- Turkey threatens to recall its ambassador from Israel over a dispute involving Turkey's ambassador to the country. Israel apologized later. (''Today's Zaman'')
- Pope Benedict XVI meets and forgives the woman who attacked him at Christmas Eve Mass in 2009. (Adnkronos)
- The Kiev Court of Appeal accuses Joseph Stalin and other leaders of the former Soviet Union and Soviet Ukraine of organizing mass famine in Ukraine in 1932-1933. (RT)
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