Tuesday 13 July 2010
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of July people in US were listening to California Gurls by Katy Perry.
Inception, directed by Christopher Nolan, 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.
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- Mongolia - Naadam Holiday, 3rd day
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of K�lim�t (Words) - First day of the seventh month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Bon Festival - Buddhist festival to honor the dead (East Japan)
- Kiribati - Independence Day, 2nd day (not a holiday)
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- Manohari Singh: Indian saxophonist and part of R.D.
- George Steinbrenner, New York Yankees owner (1973-), dies at age 80 in Tampa, Florida, after a heart attack.
- 82 police officers are injured overnight in riots across Northern Ireland, sparked by the annual Orange march through Catholic neighborhoods. (BBC News)
- A ship bound from Libya, the ''Al-Amal'', due to deliver humanitarian aid from Algeria, Morocco and Nigeria to the Gaza Strip, changes course for Egypt after being warned to stay away by the Israeli Navy and receiving pressure from the United States to ampquotact responsiblyampquot. (Aljazeera)
- Pakistani embassy officials confirm missing Iranian nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri, who was reported to have been kidnapped by the United States Central Intelligence Agency, is taking refuge in the country's Washington, D.C. embassy. (Aljazeera)
- Chile tests a package marked ampquotanthraxampquot delivered to the country's foreign ministry. (Reuters)
- Farmers in Gaza are shot at by Israeli militants as they attempt to harvest their crops. (Aljazeera)
- Ugandan authorities arrest a number of people in connection with the July 2010 Kampala attacks which left at least 74 people dead. (Aljazeera)
- An Afghan soldier attacks British soldiers as a base near Lashkar Gah, killing three (one a Nepalese citizen) and wounding four more, before defecting to the Taliban. (Aljazeera)
- There is a row in the United States about privacy fears connected to an exchange in ownership of a gay teenagers' database. (CNET News)
- One death and three injuries result from a stampede during pulling of Ratha Yatra chariots in Puri, India. (samaylive)
- Los Angeles police in the United States review a recording of actor and director Mel Gibson allegedly verbally abusing his ex-girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva. (iAfrica)
- The Washington, D.C. based global lender International Monetary Fund halts funds to the Bank of Central African States (BEAC) used by oil-producing nations in Central Africa, impacting on the Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic. (Reuters Africa)
- The EU announces that Estonia is to become the seventeenth member of the euro on 1 January 2011. (''The Washington Post'')
- At least 4 groups of Chinese private investors are interested in acquiring American International Assurance (AIA), the Asian division of insurance giant American International Group (AIG). (Channel NewsAsia)
- Data collected by the United States Federal Reserve System suggests that the country's financial market, while still fragile, is showing signs of improvement. (Reuters)
- Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS figures demonstrate a fall by up to 25 per cent in the prevalence of HIV among young people aged between 15 and 24 in Africa. (Reuters)
- Six more New Orleans, Louisiana police officers are charged with: shooting dead two civilians, injuries caused to four other civilians, and conspiracy to cover up the incidents on a bridge in the aftermath of the deadly Hurricane Katrina in 2005. (CBC News)
- A Zimbabwe court frees human rights activist Farai Maguwu on bail after five weeks in detention, accused of providing false information about the diamond trade, charges he denies. (''South Africa Mercury'')
- Human rights groups express concern that some of the soldiers due to march down the Champs Elysées in Paris tomorrow as part of the Bastille Day celebrations may be war criminals and write an open letter to President of France Nicolas Sarkozy. (France24)
- The United Kingdom strips Russian spy Anna Chapman of her citizenship after the United States deports her. (BBC)
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