Friday 29 January 2010
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of January people in US were listening to TiK ToK by Ke$ha.
Frozen, directed by Adam Green, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold was one of the best selling books.
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- The Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond goes on public display in Washington, D.C., United States. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
- The United States approves a US$6 billion arms sales package to Taiwan. (''Taiwan News'')
- Haiti acknowledges the immediate international assistance it received from Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela following the recent earthquake and confirms the death toll has reached 150,000. (Granma)
- A state of emergency is declared in parts of Bolivia and rescue efforts continue in Peru amid heavy rain and floods in the region. (Andina)
- The offices of defeated Sri Lankan presidential candidate Sarath Fonseka are raided by police. (BBC)
- A Nigerian court dismisses a call for an interim leader to be appointed while President Umaru Yar'Adua is in hospital in Saudi Arabia. (BBC)
- North Korea fires artillery towards South Korean territory at the Northern Limit Line for a third consecutive day. (Yonhap)
- A 25-year-old employee of the Bank of Ireland is detained by authorities in connection with the largest bank robbery in the country's history. (RTÉ)
- First flight of the Russian stealth fighter Sukhoi T-50. (BBC)
- Several people are killed in heavy fighting in the Somalian capital Mogadishu. (Al Jazeera)
- Tony Blair appears at the Iraq Inquiry and is questioned in public for the first time about his decision to take the United Kingdom to war against Iraq. (''The Guardian'')
- Vietnamese author Pham Thanh Nghien, who criticised the ruling Communist Party, is sentenced to four years in prison for spreading propaganda against the state. (BBC)
- Canadan Prime Minister Stephen Harper appoints five new Senators. (''Globe and Mail'')
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