Thursday 29 July 2010
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of July people in US were listening to Love The Way You Lie by Eminem.
Der var engang, directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson was one of the best selling books.
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- Heavy monsoon rains begin to cause widespread flooding (pictured) in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Over 1,600 are killed, and more than one million are displaced by the floods.
- The SITE Institute, a terrorist-monitoring organisation, states that the al-Qaeda affiliated Islamic State of Iraq has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on the offices of Al-Arabiya Television in Baghdad that killed four people and injured at least 10. (Middle East News)
- An investigation is launched into the unexplained damage suffered by the Japanese oil tanker M/V ''M. STAR'' in the Strait of Hormuz near Oman. (Aljazeera) amp!-- Why is this in Armed conflicts and attacks? --amp
- U.S. talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres announces that she is leaving the ''American Idol'' television show after one year as a judge. (People)
- The Reserve Bank of New Zealand lifts interest rates by 0.25 percentage points to three per cent. (''Wall Street Journal'')
- Metro Bank opens its first branch, in Holborn, London, the first wholly new high street bank in the United Kingdom for more than a century. (BBC)
- The Arab League endorses direct talks between the Palestinian Authority and Israel providing certain conditions are met. (''Jerusalem Post'')
- North Korean foreign minister Pak Ui-chun arrives in Burma in the first visit since the two countries restored ties in 2007, amid worries over nuclear cooperation. (BBC)
- The Mexican Army kills Sinaloa Cartel drug lord Ignacio Coronel Villarreal in Zapopan, Jalisco, during a raid. (AFP via Google News)
- Malawi adopts a new national flag, replacing the previous flag originally adopted in 1964. (The Nation)
- Greek police fire tear gas at demonstrating lorry drivers who were on strike in protest against new license charges. (''The Guardian'')
- People in the U.S. state of Arizona protest the introduction of state immigration laws with demonstrators being arrested outside the office of Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio. (CNN)
- The United States House of Representatives Ethics Committee begins a public hearing into New York Democratic Congressman Charles B. Rangel. (CBS)
- Musician Wyclef Jean announces that he has taken formal steps towards running for President of Haiti in the 2010 general election but has not yet decided on a candidacy. (Reuters)
- UNESCO's World Heritage Committee removes Ecuador's Galápagos Islands from its list of endangered World Heritage Sites. (''New Zealand Herald'')
- Google claims that its Chinese Internet search and mobile search is blocked. (Reuters)
- Moscow records its hottest temperature in recorded history with a heatwave expected to result in its hottest month on record. (CNN)
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