Tuesday 30 November 2010
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of November people in US were listening to Only Girl (In The World) by Rihanna.
Tangled, directed by Nathan Greno, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinne was one of the best selling books.
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- Cities for Life Day; 300 cities around the world declare their opposition to the death penalty
- Official End of the Hurricane Season
- Philippines - Andres Bonifacio Day
- R.C. Saints - Saint Andrew the apostle
- Also see November 30 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Barbados - Independence Day (from Britain, 1966)
Famous Birthdays:See famous people born on 30 November
- Battle of Mogadishu (2010)
- Fighting in the Somali capital Mogadishu leaves at least 15 people dead and 25 injured. (Bloomberg)
- An explosion occurs outside a stadium in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, injuring four people. (''The Guardian'')
- An inquiry is ordered over the death of an immigrant in France, who was tear gassed, batoned, and twice tasered during an incident which left four police injured. (BBC)
- Mexican soldiers uncover 18 corpses in 11 graves near Palomas, Chihuahua. (BBC)
- Six people are killed in a suicide bombing in the Bannu district in northwestern Pakistan. (''Dawn'')
- A poem written by Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney sells for €4,800 at auction. (''The Irish Times'')
- Movember wraps up with over $50 million raised for prostate cancer. (''Leader-Post'')
- The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP-16) opens in the Mexican resort city of Cancún. (Xinhua)
- Students protest in Rome and other Italian cities as politicians threaten to cut funding for education and research. (BBC)
- Officials from multinational corporations Royal Dutch Shell and Halliburton are to be questioned in Nigeria in relation to bribery scandals and corruption. (BBC)
- The European Commission launches an anti-trust investigation of Google. (''The Guardian'')
- At least 30 people are killed by flooding and heavy rains in Morocco. (Al Jazeera)
- The United Kingdom continues to face blizzard conditions with many schools closed, long queues on the M8 motorway in Scotland, and Edinburgh Airport closed. (Sky News)
- Ireland is hit by snow and record low November temperatures that disrupt the nation. (RTÉ)
- Heavy flooding and mudslides claim at least 21 lives in Venezuela, with the President of Venezuela declaring a state of emergency in the state of Falcón. (CNN)
- Korean peninsula:
- Officials from the United States, South Korea and Japan are to meet in Washington, D.C., to discuss North Korea. (CNN)
- North Korea claims it has ampquotthousandsampquot of nuclear centrifuges operating at a previously undetected nuclear plant. (Arirang)
- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev warns of an ampquotarms raceampquot if Russia and the West can not agree on a missile defence system for Europe. (AFP)
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