Sunday 18 July 2010
It was Sunday, 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.
Erotikon, directed by Mauritz Stiller, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- 14 inmates are freed from a jail in Farah after a successful prison break led by the Taliban. (Aljazeera)
- NATO forces claim to have foiled a plot to attack an international donor conference in Kabul due to feature leaders from more than 60 nations. (Aljazeera)
- At least three people are killed by a suicide bomber on a bicycle in Kabul. (BBC)
- At least 17 people are killed and at least 10 others are wounded during a pre-dawn gun attack on a birthday party in Torreón, Coahuila state in Mexico, across the border from Texas. (Aljazeera)
- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for a full investigation into allegations that recent killings of opposition figures in Rwanda were politically motivated ahead of the country's election next month. (''The Observer'')
- Ugandan police arrest 20 people, including several Pakistanis, for their alleged role in the recent bombings in Kampala. (AFP via Google)
- Zsa Zsa Gabor is hospitalised in serious condition after falling out of bed and breaking her hip and several other bones. (KTLA)
- North Rhine-Westphalians party on the autobahn between Duisburg and Dortmund. (Sky News)
- The first Nelson Mandela International Day is held on Nelson Mandela's 92nd birthday. (Aljazeera)
- A bus falls off a cliff in the Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in southwestern China resulting in the death of 23 people. (AP via Google News)
- United Nations figures indicate around 225 families remain homeless in Gaza since Israel's three-week military offensive was launched in December 2008. (''Taiwan News'')
- A series of two earthquakes, the second quake measuring magnitude 7.3, hit New Britain in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning is issued but later retracted. (ABC)
- Iranian scientist Shahram Amiri, who says he was abducted by the United States Central Intelligence Agency, says the United States wanted him to confess to being a spy as part of a plan to force the release of three Americans spies caught by Iran. (Aljazeera)
- The Arab League, speaking in Cairo, states written guarantees are required if Palestine is to enter into direct negotiations with Israel as Egyptian, Israeli, Palestinian and American representatives meet to talk. (Aljazeera)
- Colombia takes Venezuela to the Organisation of American States over claims that the latter tolerates training camps for left-wing guerrillas, particularly FARC and ELN within its borders. (BBC)
- EU commissioner Chris Patten, Baron Patten of Barnes, speaking during his first visit to Gaza since 2002, calls the Israeli blockade of Gaza an ampquotimmoral failureampquot, expresses shock at the ampquothuge new settlementsampquot in the West Bank, and states the United States dominance of the Quartet on the Middle East - US, EU, UN and Russia - is wrong. (''The Guardian'')
- The United Kingdom plans to reduce or eliminate international aid to countries such as the ampquotpowerhousesampquot of Russia and China, as well as South American and eastern European countries. The government plans aid increases to some poorer nations including a 40% increase to Afghanistan. (''The Observer'')
- An Israeli religious group plans to build flats in Ajami, Jaffa. (''The Observer'')
- Omar Deghayes, a former Guantánamo Bay detainee and one of six suing the British government, says notes taken during his interrogation by British security service officers have been censored to hide the fact that he was tortured by agents and to avoid potentially embarrassing questions. (''The Guardian'')
- Saddam Hussein's former foreign minister Tariq Aziz and other senior members are summoned and appear in an Iraqi court charged with ampquotsquandering the public wealthampquot. (Aljazeera)
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