Tuesday 14 September 2010
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of September people in US were listening to Teenage Dream by Katy Perry.
Easy A, directed by Will Gluck, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins was one of the best selling books.
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- Eastern Orthodox Church - Exaltation of the Cross, which commemorates the discovery of the (allegedly) original Christian cross in 326 by Helena, mother of Constantine, as well as the recovery from the Persians by Heraclius in 628.
- Formerly, in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following 14 September were observed as one of the four sets of Ember days. In the Irish calendar they were known as Quarter tense.
- Roman Catholic Church - Triumph of the Cross (compare May 3, Finding of the Holy Cross).
- In ancient Greece, the first day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, during which the sacred objects were brought from Eleusis to Athens.
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- Three Colombian police officers were killed Monday during a suspected guerrilla attack near the Venezuelan border. (PLA)
- Indian police open fire on stone-throwing protesters in Indian-administered Kashmir, injuring 10 people. (AFP)
- One Palestinian gunman is killed and four more are wounded in a Gaza firefight after launching RPGs and missiles at Israeli soldiers. (Ynetnews)
- French police evacuate the Eiffel Tower and the surrounding Champ de Mars park in Paris following a bomb threat. (AFP via Google News)
- Kia Motors suspends exports to Iran partly in response to South Korea's sanctions against Iran's nuclear program. (AFP via Google)
- Virgin Blue fights for approval of its transtasman alliance with Air New Zealand. (Nzherald)
- Cisco Systems, the provider of computer networking products and services headquartered in San Jose, California, announced that it will break with a long-standing policy and issue a stock dividend during the current fiscal year. (Cisco Blogs)
- A study funded by Pfizer, makers of the smoking cessation drug Varenicline, claims it would be financially wise for governments to fund smoking cessation treatments. (Reuters)
- British singer George Michael is given a sentence of eight weeks for driving under the influence of cannabis at the Highbury Corner Magistrates Court in London. (BBC)
- 2010 Atlantic hurricane season
- Hurricane Julia becomes the fifth hurricane of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season. (Reuters)
- Mexico and Belize issue warnings about Tropical Storm Karl which is threatening the Yucatan Peninsula. (CNN)
- A third Iranian diplomat defects and applies for asylum in Europe over the disputed presidential election last year. (Al Jazeera)
- China cancels a visit of a senior official to Japan amid a row over the arrest of a Chinese skipper near the disputed islands of Senkaku. (BBC)
- Viviane Reding, a Luxembourg politician and currently the European Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, describes France's deportation of Roma migrants as a ampquotdisgraceampquot. (Voice of America)
- A second round of Middle East peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority concludes in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. (''Jerusalem Post'')
- Ukrainian prosecutors say that former Interior Minister Yuriy Kravchenko ordered the murder of journalist Georgiy Gongadze in 2000. (BBC)
- Peruvian President Alan Garcia names José Chang as Prime Minister, replacing Javier Velásquez as part of a cabinet reshuffle. (BBC)
- The head of Guinea's electoral commission who was convicted for electoral fraud, Ben Sekou Sylla, dies, ahead of a presidential run-off on Sunday. (BBC)
- France passes a resolution banning full face veils after a 246-1 vote in the Senate. The law must still be reviewed by the Constitutional Council before coming into effect. (Ynetnews)
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