Tuesday 26 July 2011
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of July people in US were listening to Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO.
Cowboys & Aliens, directed by Jon Favreau, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while The Help by Kathryn Stockett was one of the best selling books.
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- The Reserve Bank of India increases interest rates to 8% in an effort to contain inflation which is currently at 9.44%. (BBC)
- Britain's Trinity Mirror reviews its editorial guidelines in light of the ''News of the World'' phone hacking affair. (AP via Yahoo News)
- U.S. Senator Al Franken of Minnesota, in a letter to the Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission, demands that they block the effort of telephone giant ATT to buy rival T-Mobile USA. (Reuters)
- A Moroccan military transport plane crashes into a mountain in the south of the country killing 78 of 81 on board. (Al Jazeera)
- Senior North Korean diplomat Kim Kye Gwan heads to the United States for discussions on reopening the six party talks on his country's nuclear weapons program. (Yonhap News)
- Senegalese rapper and government critic Omar Toure is arrested. (BBC)
- Sri Lankan police hunt for 20 local television actresses alleged to be part of a prostitution ring. (Xinhua)
- A shootout at a prison in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, leaves 17 dead. (Fox News)
- David Cecil, an unemployed truck driver, is charged with hacking into Platform Networks's network. (The Australian)
- Nguyen Tan Dung is re-elected Prime Minister of Vietnam. (Government Web Portal of Vietnam)
- David Wu resigns as a member of the United States House of Representatives following allegations of an unwanted sexual encounter with an 18 year old. (''New York Times'')
- A dog is discovered carrying the hendra virus in the Australian state of Queensland near the town of Beaudesert. It is the first time the virus has been detected in a species other than flying foxes, horses or humans. (AAP via News Limited)
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