Saturday 30 January 2010
It was Saturday, 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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- Extreme weather, including snow and wind, leads to ampquotchaosampquot and as many as three deaths in Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia. (Press TV)
- The Togo national football team is banned for two tournaments and fined $50,000 for withdrawing from the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations after the fatal attack on their team bus in Angola. The Government of Angola and Confederation of African Football are both to be sued by the families of the dead. (Xinhua)
- Aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake:
- The United States suspends medical evacuations in the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake due to a dispute as to who should pay for treatment. (''New York Times'')
- Several Americans have been charged with child smuggling for attempting to take Haitian children to the Dominican Republic. (BBC)
- Puerto Rico investigates a group of its doctors who took photographs of patients and performed operations in the earthquake zone while smiling, drinking and holding guns. (''The Washington Post'')
- Tunisian journalist Taoufik Ben Brik, who criticised the country's leader and who is, according to Amnesty International, a ampquotprisoner of conscienceampquot, loses his appeal against a six-month prison sentence for assault. (''Taiwan News'')
- Authorities in China arrest two people after an incident on board a flight from Xinjiang bound for Wuhan in which a passenger set fire to some toilet paper which forced the plane to turn around. (Reuters)
- The leader of the Shia Houthi rebel group in northern Yemen, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, says they will accept a ceasefire if government actions against them cease. (AFP)
- Judges across Italy stage a walk out over Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's proposed judicial reforms. (BBC)
- 12 people drown and least 20 others are missing after a boat accident in West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh in India. (''Taiwan News'')
- The President of the Central Bank of Argentina resigns after a row with the country's President, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. (''The Financial Times'')
- China suspends military exchanges and reviews cooperation on issues with the United States after the latter agreed to a proposed weapons sale to Taiwan. (BBC)
- Honda recalls 650,000 of the Honda Fit (also known as Honda Jazz) vehicles worldwide over potential electrical faults. (''The Guardian'')
- Publishing company MacMillan said that on-line retailer Amazon.com, Inc. has removed all MacMillan print and e-books from its site due to a dispute over the pricing of books sold through Amazon's Kindle reader. (Wall Street Journal)
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