Thursday 20 September 2012
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of September people in US were listening to We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift.
Red Dawn, directed by Dan Bradley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while Fifty Shades Freed by E L James was one of the best selling books.
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- Syrian civil war:
- The Local Coordination Committees of Syria report that the Syrian army has bombed a gas station in the town of Ain Issa in northern Syria, killing at least 30 people and wounding dozens more. (USA Today)
- Syrian opposition forces say that over 180 people were killed Thursday, including casualties from aerial bombings of residential neighborhoods in Aleppo and villages near Damascus. (CNN)
- A suicide bomber kills 14 people by detonating explosives at a cafe frequented by politicians and journalists in Mogadishu, Somalia. (''The Montreal Gazette'')
- Following an investigation in the wake of the News International phone hacking scandal, British media regulator Ofcom concludes that BSkyB is a ampquotfit and properampquot company to hold a broadcasting licence. (BBC)
- Trade unions in India hold a strike over plans to open up supermarkets to international competition. (BBC)
- AU Optronics was fined $500 million for a global LCD screen price-fixing conspiracy. (AP)
- The US National Snow and Ice Data Center says the Arctic ice cap size on September 16 is at season's low, with a record low size ever since August 26. (NSIDC)
- Data from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign shows the Antarctic ice sheet reached its seventh-largest extent on September 12, at 16.14 million kmampsupamp2amp/supamp. (Forbes)
- Russia's Foreign Ministry bans the United States Agency for International Development from operating in the country, saying that it had meddled in recent elections. (''The Los Angeles Times'')
- Daniel ampquotEl Locoampquot Barrera, a Colombian crime boss accused of alliances with guerrilla groups and drug trafficking crimes, is captured in San Cristobal, Venezuela. (CNN)
- The government of Bahrain pledges to adopt most of recommendations in a United Nations report on the country's human rights situation. (Al Jazeera)
- Two candidates compete in the final elections to elect the Governor of Jakarta for the next five-year term. ''(The Jakarta Post'')
- Several high ranking Georgian government officials resign after protests caused by revelations of inmate torture and rape. (BBC)
- President Karzai dismisses Mohammad Gulab Mangal and others in a reshuffle of the government in Afghanistan. (AFP via ''Google News'')
- Tim Pawlenty resigns as the co-chairman of Mitt Romney's electoral campaign. (Newsday)
- A specialist in communication from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln says that the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in journalism will soon become widespread. (DPA via ''De Standaard'')
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