Tuesday 9 November 2010
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of November people in US were listening to We R Who We R by Ke$ha.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, directed by David Yates, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while The Confession by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Edwardian Farm.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Beyond Ynth or Michael Jackson: The Experience.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Roman Catholicism - Dedication of the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Cathedral of the Pope (memorial feast day)
- Also see November 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Cambodia - Independence Day (1953)
- Pakistan - Allama Iqbal Day (1877)
- Germany - November 9th is often called Germany's Schicksalstag (day of fate) due to the events of 1848, 1918, 1923, 1938, and 1989.
- Europe - Inventor's Day - in honor of Hedy Lamarr's birthday
- United States - World Freedom Day, to commenerate the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989
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- A bomb explosion kills Ali Abadi, governor of Shwak district in Afghanistan's eastern province of Paktia. (Press TV)
- The death toll from clashes at a camp in Western Sahara between Sahrawi protesters and Moroccan police rises to eleven. (AFP via Google News)
- Anwar al-Awlaki, a Yemeni cleric affiliated with al-Queda, tells Muslims in a new video posting that they are free to kill American at will, in retaliation for the killing of civilians in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. (''The Australian'')
- About 20,000 people flee Burma to escape fighting between the Burmese military and the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army in Karen State after the recent general election. (AFP via Yahoo News)
- Three members of the British Armed Forces are being investigated by military lawyers over alleged abuse of Iraqi detainees. (BBC)
- In Dublin, dozens of complaints are made about the ampquotheavy-handedampquot tactics of ampquotexcessive forceampquot deployed by gardaí following last week's nationwide student demonstration against a government-proposed fee increase, the largest such demonstration in a generation. (RTÉ)
- The European Commission finds that Qantas, British Airways, Air France, Japan Airlines and seven other carriers fixed the price of air cargo between 1999 and 2006 and fines each airline involved millions of euros. (ABC)
- A United Nations report suggests North Korea has supplied Burma, Iran and Syria with nuclear technology, in violation of United Nations sanctions. China had previously blocked the report from reaching the UN Security Council. (Reuters)
- British Prime Minister David Cameron begins an official visit to the People's Republic of China. China, UK seek closer ties as economic dialogue opens in Beijing. (BBC)
- Secret documents are released showing churches and civilians upon the enemies list of Indonesian special forces Kopassus. The U.S. government had just removed a twelve-year funding ban on the group this summer. (Democracy Now!)
- In the first public sign that the sentence of death by stoning passed on Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani is causing divisions within the regime, Alef, a conservative newspaper in Iran, challenges the handling of the case. (''The Australian'')
- A man surrendered to police and confessed to killing five and wounding one in two separate attacks in South China's Hainan province. (''China Daily'')
- A second Russian journalist is attacked in Moscow. Motivation is unclear but both had written about trees being felled to make way for motorways. (Al Jazeera)
- A riot in the Pedrinhas prison in north-eastern Brazil results in eighteen prisoner deaths and a guard being wounded. (AFP via ABC News Australia)
- Seventeen people including six employees of the Claims Conference in the United States have been charged with theft of $42 million from Holocaust compensation funds provided by the Government of Germany. (BBC)
- Jordanian elections:
- Jordanians go the polls for their parliamentary election but the opposition Islamic Action Front boycotts. (Xinhua)
- One person is killed and several others injured as fighting between rival groups breaks out during the vote in Imrea, near Kerak. (Al Jazeera)
- Hamas bans Fatah supporters from holding a rally in the Gaza Strip as representatives of the two parties prepare to meet in Syria to discuss ways of resolving the conflict between them. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- The Union Solidarity and Development Party is predicting a sweeping victory in the Burmese general election which overseas observers have called a sham. (Reuters)
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