Wednesday 30 December 2009
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to TiK ToK by Ke$ha.
Magic, directed by Robert Davi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009
while Going Rogue: An American Life by Sarah Palin was one of the best selling books.
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- The U.S. Treasury injects another US$3.8 billion into GMAC Financial Services to help cover mortgage losses, making the government the majority owner (56.3 percent) of the company.
- Four Canadian soldiers and a journalist, Michelle Lang of the ''Calgary Herald, ''are killed in a vehicle explosion in Kandahar, Afghanistan. (CBC)
- Hundreds of protesters gather outside Allende prison in Veracruz, Mexico, objecting to the removal of inmates to allow U.S. film director Mel Gibson to shoot a controversial movie. (France 24)
- Two people are found dead following three separate avalanches in Scotland, while a third person who was rescued dies later in hospital. (The Press Association)
- A British hostage is released alive in Iraq following over two and a half years of captivity in Iraq and Iran. (''Guardian'')
- Former President of Indonesia Abdurrahman Wahid dies at the age of 69. (BBC)
- The death toll in clashes in the northern Nigerian state of Bauchi rises to 70, with 1,000 displaced. (AFP)
- Taiwan announces plans to reimpose a ban on certain U.S. beef products amid concerns over mad cow disease. (''Financial Times'')
- The Australian government predicts a 20% fall in the number of Indian students studying in the country, due to a series of racist attacks earlier this year. (ABC News Australia)
- Thousands of pro-government supporters in Iran demonstrate against recent anti-government protests on Ashura. (Al Jazeera)
- A senior Chinese admiral says the country may build its first foreign naval base in the Middle East. (AFP)
- Bushfires consume 13,400 hectares (33,000 acres) of land and destroy at least 37 homes near Toodyay, northeast of Perth, Western Australia. (BBC News)
- Police in Italy locate a wooden toy guitar sculpture which co-founder of Cubism Pablo Picasso made for his daughter Paloma. (''Philadelphia Inquirer'')
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