Monday 26 September 2011
It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of September people in US were listening to Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5.
Real Steel, directed by Shawn Levy, 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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- 2011 Libyan civil war: Forces loyal to the National Transitional Council (NTC) enter Muammar Gaddafi's stronghold of Sirte, as the NTC's three-day assault on the city intensifies. (BBC)
- The President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, orders the National Police's Detachment 88 counter-terrorism squad to investigate a recent suicide bombing in Solo, Java. (''The Australian'')
- Some of the Dead Sea Scrolls are published online in a joint project between Israel's national museum and Google. (AP)
- Asian and European stock markets open lower in response to the ongoing sovereign debt crisis in Europe. (Sky News)
- More than 100,000 people in the Philippines are evacuated ahead of Typhoon Nesat, with Albay province lying directly in the storm's pathway. (AP via NineMSN)
- Tuvaluan Prime Minister Willy Telavi signs an agreement to establish diplomatic relations with Abkhazia during an official visit to Sukhumi. (RNZI)
- Six people appear in court on terrorism charges, a week after being arrested in the English city of Birmingham. (Reuters via ABC News Australia)
- US actor Charlie Sheen settles his lawsuit with Warner Brothers and ''Two and a Half Men'' creator Chuck Lorre. (''Hollywood Reporter'')
- About 300 students at Auckland University occupy a university building to protest increases in student fees. (''New Zealand Herald'')
- Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai dies while undergoing cancer treatment at the age of 71. (BBC)
- The British Labour Party votes to scrap the tradition of Shadow Cabinet elections at their annual conference in Liverpool. (BBC)
- The United States Senate reaches a temporary deal to avoid a government shutdown. (''The Globe and Mail'')
- The Prime Minister of Spain José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero dissolves the Cortes Generales and calls a general election for November 20. (Fox News Latino)
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