Tuesday 14 February 2012
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of February people in US were listening to Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) by Kelly Clarkson.
Safe House, directed by Daniel Espinosa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins was one of the best selling books.
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- Denmark - Fastelavn. Children dress up, much like Halloween in the US.
- Arizona - Admission Day (1912).
- Mexico - Day of National Mourning (1831).
- Oregon - Admission Day (1859).
- Western World - Valentine's Day.
- Iraq - 'Communist Martyrs Day' celebrated by Iraqi Communist Party.
- Europe/Catholicism - Feast day of Saints Cyril and Methodius, patron saints of Europe.
- Saint Abraham (d. 422)
- Saint Valentine (d. 422).
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- 2011–2012 Syrian uprising:
- The Syrian army continues its bombardments of Homs, as Arab officials confirm that regional governments would be prepared to arm the opposition if the fighting does not cease. (Reuters)
- China says it will ampquotnot protectampquot the Syrian government. (Gulf News)
- The Government of Egypt circulates a draft motion for consideration by the General Assembly of the United Nations. A proposed resolution would strongly condemn human rights violations by the Syrian regime. (AP via ''The Sydney Morning Herald'')
- 2011–2012 Bahraini uprising:
- Security forces fire tear gas on anti-government demonstrators on the first anniversary of the start of protests calling for reforms in the nation. (Al Jazeera)
- Anonymous marks the anniversary of the Bahraini uprising by hacking U.S. tear gas company Combined Systems Inc., based in Jamestown, Pennsylvania, which has supplied much of the tear gas the regimes of the Middle East have used against protesters. (ABC News)
- It is reported that Britain continues to sell arms to Bahrain. (''The Guardian'')
- The U.S. aircraft carrier , sails through the Strait of Hormuz, close to the coast of Iran, for the second time in recent weeks. (''Washington Post'')
- A Sudanese air strike hits the South Sudanese state of Unity, injuring four soldiers in a contested area. (AFP via Google News)
- Two explosions are reported in the Thai capital Bangkok, injuring one Iranian man. (''Times of India'')
- A Tibetan monk sets himself on fire in western China, in the latest self-immolation protest. (''The Himalayan Times'')
- A new statue of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is unveiled in the capital Pyongyang. (''The Telegraph'')
- Wellesley College and Baylor University publish love letters between English poets Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett online. (AP via WVEC)
- China issues new regulations on foreign television programmes being aired in the country - banning all imported programmes during prime time. (''New York Times'')
- Authorities in the U.S. say that the recent mortgage settlement with the country's largest banks will provide $1 billion to the Federal Housing Administration, replenishing the FHA's badly depleted capital reserves. (Reuters)
- Jean-Claude Juncker, the head of the Euro Group, cancels a meeting on Wednesday to discuss the Greek bailout stating that they are still seeking information from the Greek government. (AAP via ''The Age'')
- Category 4 Cyclone Giovanna hits Madagascar near the city of Toamasina, with at least one person being killed and the death toll expected to rise. (BBC)
- Gaza's only power station shuts down due to lack of fuel. (BBC)
- Actor Sean Penn meets Argentina's president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to voice his support for ampquotampquotthe Malvinas Islands of Argentinaampquot and urges Britain to cease its ampquotarchaic commitment to colonialist ideologyampquot. (''Daily Mail'')
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