Monday 27 December 2010
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Firework by Katy Perry.
TRON: Legacy, directed by Joseph Kosinski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while Decision Points by George W. Bush was one of the best selling books.
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- The second day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- A bank holiday in Britain and elsewhere if 25 December or 26 December falls in the weekend.
- R.C. Saints - John the Apostle and Evangelist
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- At least 3 people are killed and others are injured when a car bomb explodes near Kabul Bank in Kandahar. (Al Jazeera)
- Riot police are deployed to the streets of Jos in central Nigeria following clashes between ethnic groups and a bombing on Christmas Eve. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
- During demonstrations in Tunis, approximately 1000 people call for jobs, in solidarity with protesters elsewhere in Tunisia. Police use batons and at at least a dozen protesters are injured and others faint. (Al Jazeera)
- Bus drivers announce a strike action in response to the 83 per cent increase in the price of gasoline and the 73 per cent increase in the price of diesel fuel announced by Bolivian Vice-President Álvaro García Linera on Sunday. (Al Jazeera)
- At least seven people are killed and fifteen injured in a 100-vehicle pile up in southwest China. (''People's Daily'')
- A Seoul-based radio station targeting North Koreans reports that a train carrying birthday gifts for North Korean future leader Kim Jong-un derailed, in what it describes as a possible act of revolt by opponents. South Korea's National Intelligence Service (NIS) states that it is checking the report. (''Joongang Daily'')
- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rules out apologising to Turkey for killing nine of its citizens during May's Gaza flotilla raid,saying, however, that Israel would ampquotexpress its regretampquot the interview came after Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Turkey should apologize to Israel for supporting terrorists. (JTA)
- Former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky is found guilty of embezzlement in a second trial, which he described as politically motivated. (RTHK)
- Allen Stanford's lawyers seek a two-year postponement of his trial and for his release from prison in the meanwhile. He is charged with running a $7 billion Ponzi scheme. (Reuters)
- The commission overseeing the independence referendum in Southern Sudan rejects a lawsuit to halt the referendum on the basis that the commission violated the law. (Bloomberg)
- Alassane Ouattara, the internationally-recognised winner of the presidential election in Côte d'Ivoire, calls for a general strike to force Laurent Gbagbo, who is refusing to cede power, to step down. (BBC)
- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper invites Aung San Suu Kyi to visit Canada. (''The Globe and Mail'')
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