Wednesday 16 June 2010
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of June people in US were listening to California Gurls by Katy Perry.
Diary of a Lost Girl, directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Through the Wormhole.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blacklight: Tango Down or DogFighter.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- South Africa - Youth Day.
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John Regis, patron of medical social workers.
- Bloomsday, in honour of Leopold Bloom, the hero of James Joyce's Ulysses set on 16 June, 1904.
- 16 June Movement
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- Marc Bazin: Haitian lawyer and politician 49th President of Haiti (d. 2010).
- The Jamaican Government orders civilians to keep off the streets for two days in several slums in Kingston because authorities are still hunting for Christopher Coke, alleged by the United States to be a drug lord. (AP)
- American police in Seattle say they will ampquotreview training proceduredampquot following the surfacing of a video which attrated international attention. The video shows a white officer from the Seattle department punching a black teenaged girl in the face when she tried intervene while the officer was confronting another girl about crossing the road at a legally forbidden area. Seattle police deny any wrong doing. (Sky News)
- The United Nations Human Rights Council says Britain is arranging its third enforced removal of Iraqi asylum applicants to Baghdad despite appeals for it to stop amid safety fears for the individuals concerned. (BBC)
- Iranian nuclear program sanctions:
- Iran's atomic energy chief says Iran will begin building a new nuclear reactor, and Iran will keep enriching uranium, despite UN nuclear sanctions. (CNN)
- Gulf of Mexico oil disaster:
- BP begins collecting crude oil from a second containment system that the company hopes will help stem the thousands of barrels escaping from their damaged well, an amount that scientists said could be as high as 60,000 barrels a day. (The New York Times)
- Middle East:
- Israel adjourns deciding on whether to ease its three year blockade of the Gaza Strip. (''The Irish Times'')
- After a heated debate the Parliament of Lebanon proposes to offer basic rights to hundreds of thousands of refugees it has accepted from Palestine during recent decades. (''The Daily Star'')
- The French broadcasting monitoring agency orders that the official Hamas-run Al-Aqsa TV not be broadcast through French-based satellite provider Eutelsat because it has violated a prohibition on incitement to hatred or violence based on race, religion or nationality Hamas protests the decision. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- Israel Defense Forces soldiers stop three armed men entering Israel from Egypt, 40 kilometers north of the Israeli city of Eilat. One of them is killed, and the other two flee, leaving behind an explosive device. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- An Israeli soldier suspected of killing two women during the Gaza War will face a judicial hearing headed by Advocate General Avichai Mandelblit, and may be prosecuted for manslaughter. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- Hundreds of Haredi Jews rioting in Jaffa clash with the Israel Police and Israel Border Police over the alleged desecration of Jewish graves. Five policemen are injured. Ten rioters are injured, and fifteen are arrested. (''Haaretz'')
- The Turkish organization IHH assembles a new six-ship aid flotilla, set to sail in July. (Ynet)
- At least 49 people are killed during landslides in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, with many swept to their deaths as they slept. (Aljazeera)
- A shootout in the Mexican tourist town of Taxco leaves 15 dead. (CNN)
- Two separate blasts in eastern Baghdad kill 1 person and wound another 8. (asharq-e)
- 4 Russian policemen are killed in the North Caucasus. (Xinhua)
- Two Sudanese, Abdallah Banda Abakaer Nourain and Saleh Mohammed Jerbo Jamus, surrender to the International Criminal Court in The Hague to be charged on Thursday with ampquotmurderampquot, ampquotintentionally directing attacks against peacekeeping personnelampquot and ampquotstealing propertyampquot in relation to a 2007 attack on African Union peacekeepers in Darfur, which killed 12. (Reuters)
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