Saturday 17 April 2010
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of April people in US were listening to Rude Boy by Rihanna.
The Story of the Fox, directed by Irene Starewicz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books.
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- Pope Anicetus (died 166)
- Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
- Saint Landricus
- Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
- Saint Stephen Harding (d. 1134)
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- The ampquotNuclear Energy for All, Nuclear Weapons for No Oneampquot disarmament conference opens in response to President of the United States Barack Obama's conference in Washington, D.C. (ABC News)
- China and Russia are represented, as are 60 countries, including several foreign ministers. (''Malaysia Star'')
- The United States is not invited to Tehran as was the case of Iran at the Washington, D.C. conference. (''The Washington Post'')
- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad calls for the establishment of an independent body to oversee nuclear disarmament. (Al Jazeera)
- Iran proposes a five-point plan to ampquotdemocratise the global security architectureampquot. (''The Hindu'')
- Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran, describes the United States as an ampquotatomic criminalampquot, saying that religion prohibits the use of nuclear weapons (haram) and calls for the US to be expelled from the international nuclear system. (''The Times of India'')
- France accuses Iran of shunning nuclear dialogue, while the EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton branded Iran the number one challenge today for world security. (''AFP'')
- Eruption of Eyjafjallajökull:
- The volcanic ash cloud above Europe causes a third day of disruption to air travel, leaving millions of passengers stranded unable to reach their destinations. Officials warn that airspace could remain shut for several more days. (BBC)
- Irish airspace shuts down again, having reopened yesterday. (''The Wall Street Journal'')
- Reports indicate that the disruption caused by the ash cloud is costing airlines up to £130m every day. (''The Guardian'')
- Health authorities warn people to stay inside if they smell a sulphurous smell, as it could pose a risk to people with breathing difficulties. (''The Guardian'')
- German Chancellor Angela Merkel is re-routed to Rome via Portugal on her return flight home from the United States, and is now stuck in Bolzano, Italy. (Reuters)
- Child sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church:
- Former Vatican Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos says his 2001 praise of a French bishop for hiding a paedophile priest was endorsed by Pope John Paul II. (Reuters)
- Benedict flies to Malta to commemorate the 1,950th anniversary of the shipwreck of Saint Paul on the island, his first overseas visit since the latest round of child sex abuse claims. (''The New York Times'')
- President of Malta George Abela mentions an abuse trial involving three Catholic clergy in his speech to mark Benedict's coming, saying ampquotjustice had both to be done and seen to be doneampquot. Benedict makes no direct reference. (BBC)
- April 2010 Kohat bombings:
- Twin bombings on a centre for the displaced in the town of Kohat, Pakistan, kill at least 42 people and injues dozens of others. (''The New Yorjk Times'')
- The United Nations condemns the twin attacks. (''Dawn'')
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