Thursday 27 May 2010
It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to OMG by Usher.
The A-Team, directed by Joe Carnahan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Mother's Day in Bolivia (Dfa de la Madre)
- Bruno, Bishop of Wnrzburg
- Pope John I
- Saint Julius the Veteran
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Venerable Bede
- Lag Ba'omer in Judaism (2005)
- Children's Day in Nigeria
Famous Birthdays:See famous people born on 27 May
- Payut Ngaokrachang: Thai animator and director (d. 2010).
- The death toll in the recent violence in Jamaica jumps to 73, and 44 in west Kingston alone. (''Montreal Gazette'')
- At least seven people die and at least 40 others are injured after a bomb explodes before a performance in Stavropol. (RIA Novosti)
- The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is now the worst oil spill in U.S. history, surpassing the worst previous spill, the Exxon Valdez wreck on the Alaska coast in 1989, according to scientists' latest estimates. (''Chicago Tribune'')
- A US-born Yemenite cleric linked to Al-Qaeda, Anwar Al-Awlaki, advocates the killing of US civilians in a new Al Qaeda video. (''USA Today'')
- Two campaigners for LGBT rights in Zimbabwe are freed after spending six days in custody on charges of possessing pornographic material and insulting President Robert Mugabe. (News24.com)
- North Korea says it will scrap an accord aimed at preventing accidental naval clashes with South Korea after being blamed for a torpedo attack that sank a South Korean warship. (CBC)
- France detains Rwandan doctor Eugene Rwamucyo, wanted by Interpol since 2006 and accused of involvement in the Rwandan Genocide. (BBC)
- The Sudanese government says it will no longer engage in peace talks with the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), promising to prosecute its leaders instead. (Al Jazeera)
- Israeli–Palestinian conflict:
- Israel summons the ambassadors of Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Sweden and Turkey to protest the expedition as an unnecessary provocation after eight ships, including four cargo vessels and a Turkish passenger ferry carrying 600 people, including a Nobel peace laureate and former U.S. congresswoman, set sail for Gaza with 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid to break a three-year Israeli blockade on the territory. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- Organizers of the aid flotilla refuse an offer of support by the family of kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit if they would urge Hamas to allow the soldier to receive letters and food packages from his family and international organizations to visit him. (''Haaretz'')
- The Israeli Army shows journalists a detention centre in Ashdod where those on board will locked up, saying Israelis would be arrested, Palestinians would be questioned by the Israeli secret service, and foreign nationals would be sent home. (Al Jazeera)
- A Pakistani army major is the latest suspect to be arrested in connection with the failed Times Square car bombing attempt. (''Telegraph'')
- Pakistan restores access to the video sharing website YouTube, but 1,200 web pages remain blocked for hosting ampquotblasphemousampquot content. (Al Jazeera)
- Licences are granted to four private daily newspapers as part of media reforms in Zimbabwe. (CNN)
- Singapore closes beaches along 7.2 kilometers (4.5 miles) of its east coast as an oil spill from the damaged Malaysian tanker MT ''Bunga Kelana 3'' continues to spread. (BBC)
- Libya welcomes the return of some ancient relics stolen by British soldiers in the 1950s and now on display in Tripoli's Museum of Libya. (News24.com)
- Tens of thousands of workers strike in protest against government plans to raise the retirement age in France. (Al Jazeera)
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