Friday 25 June 2010
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of June people in US were listening to California Gurls by Katy Perry.
The Last Airbender, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- At least 24 people are killed and 50 people injured after an overcrowded bus crashes into a truck in the Patna district of Bihar state in India. (AFP via ''Sydney Morning Herald'')
- 13 people have died of dengue fever in Honduras in 2010 as 10,200 others were hit by the disease, the Honduran Health Ministry said. (Xinhua)
- Millions of protesters take to the streets in Rome, Naples, Milan and other Italian cities to protest their government's austerity measures which cut funds and affects public sector salaries and to test Silvio Berlusconi. (Aljazeera)
- Christopher Coke:
- Christopher Coke, sent to United States territory by Jamaica, pleads not guilty to United States charges of drug smuggling at a federal court in New York and, in his first public comments since August, says he took the decision to be extradited ampquotin the best interest of my family, the community of western Kingston and in particular the people of Tivoli Gardens and above all Jamaicaampquot. (Aljazeera)
- Evangelical preacher Merrick ampquotAlampquot Miller is charged with ampquotharbouring a fugitiveampquot and ampquotperverting the course of justiceampquot, though he says Coke was on the verge of turning himself into authorities. (''Jamaica Gleaner'')
- The Constitutional Court of Romania rules that government budget plans are ampquotunconstitutionalampquot this decision cannot be appealed. Dozens of people trying to request an audience with President Traian Băsescu at his palace are beaten back by riot police. (Reuters)
- Commemorations are held in South Korea to mark the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War. (''The Guardian'')
- Rwandan journalist Jean Leonard Rugambage, acting editor of ''Umuvugizi'', is shot dead by two men in front of his house in Kigali. Rugambage's death shocks journalists in the country the paper's exiled chief editor says the government is responsible. (Reuters Africa)
- The Vatican expresses its ampquotastonishmentampquot and ampquotindignationampquot at the ampquotviolation of the graves of the Cardinals Jozef-Ernest Van Roey and Leon-Joseph Suenensampquot by Belgian police making holes in the crypt at Mechelen Cathedral during a child sex abuse search. (''The Sydney Morning Herald'')
- Captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit:
- Human Rights Watch criticizes Hamas for human rights violations by prohibiting the captive Israeli soldier from having contact with his family and the Red Cross, characterizing this as torture. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously calls for the release of Gilad Shalit on the anniversary of his capture. (Ynet)
- French President Nicolas Sarkozy sends a letter to Shalit's father saying ampquotampquotno circumstances can justifyampquot his continued captivity, while also saying that the Gaza blockade won't help free him. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- Security forces in Yemen clash with suspected Al-Qaeda members in Aden during investigations into a bombing of a government compound last week. (Al Jazeera)
- Iris Robinson is interviewed in London as part of a police investigation. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
- In response to the mortars fired into Israel that hit a government building, Israeli warplanes bomb smuggling tunnels between Egypt and the Gaza Strip, with one person being wounded in an air attack in Rafah. (Press TV)
- President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister of Britain David Cameron meet and agree to work to renew ties stained by the refusal of both men to hand over men the other man wants. (''The Sydney Morning Herald'')
- Five people are killed and one is seriously wounded after an attack at a wedding party in Ghrab hamlet in Algeria's Tébessa Province. (Reuters Africa)
- Three Indonesian celebrities - pop star Nazril ampquotArielampquot Irham, TV presenter Luna Maya and soapstar Cut Tari - are allegedly involved in a celebrity sex tape Nazril ampquotArielampquot Irham is charged, prompting anger and calls for punishment from some conservative groups in the country. (BBC)
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