Friday 26 November 2010
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of November people in US were listening to Like A G6 by Far*East Movement.
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.
On TV people were watching Welcome Back, Brotter.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ar Tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel or ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead.
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- Mongolia: Independence Day
- Russia: St. Yuri's Day (1497 - 1649)
- Also see November 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. saints - Pope Siricius; celebration of the excellence of Saint Genevieve in Paris.
- Bah�'f Faith: Day of the Covenant
Famous Birthdays:See famous people born on 26 November
- Palle Huld: Danish actor (Born 1912).
- Three armed men are killed in a shootout in the Russian republic. (rferl)
- A suicide bomb explodes at a rebel Houthi procession in northern Yemen, killing several people. (''The Hindu'')
- United States country music singer Willie Nelson is charged with marijuana possession. (AP via MSN)
- Irish financial crisis. Widespread speculation that senior bondholders of Irish banks will have to take a ampquothaircutampquot -- i.e. share in the costs of an EU bailout -- leads to downgrades in the credit worthiness of the institutions that hads the most at stake in the ballooning property values of recent years. (CNBC)
- A third explosion within a week occurs at the Pike River Mine on the South Island of New Zealand, where 29 men are presumed dead. (ABC Australia)
- Korean peninsula:
- North Korea issues warnings about a planned exercise by South Korea and the United States this weekend. (''Jerusalem Post'')
- China warns the U.S. against performing any military acts within their exclusive economic zone, ahead of joint South Korean-U.S. military exercises aimed at threatening North Korea. (Reuters)
- Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri visits Iran, seeking help to prevent violence if a U.N.-backed tribunal indicts Hezbollah members for killing former prime minister, Rafiq Hariri, and 21 others in a car bombing (Reuters Africa)
- A Rwandan court reschedules the trial date of the United Democratic Forces opposition party leader, Victoire Ingabire, for another 30 days for prosecutors to complete building their case against her. (Bloomberg)
- Pakistani police arrest two Islamist militants planning a suicide bombing attack against a mosque and a government building in Islamabad. (VOA)
- Authorities in Saudi Arabia arrest 149 people with links to al-Qaeda suspected of planning attacks on government officials and journalists. (Al-Jazeera)
- Authorities find the largest cache of homemade explosives ever discovered in the United States, in two houses near Escondido, California. (Los Angeles Times)
- Human Rights Watch criticizes the punishment of Israeli soldiers who forced a Palestinian child to open bags thought to be booby-trapped as inadequate and a sign that the ampquotIsraeli military justice system will not seriously sanction soldiers convicted for offenses that are war crimesampquot. (Press TV)
- A gunman opens fire at a Kuomintang political rally in Taiwan prominent member Sean Lien is shot in the face. (''The Independent'')
- Kim Kwan-jin becomes the new Minister for Defense in South Korea, replacing Kim Tae-Young who resigned following the shelling of Yeonpyeong. (Yonhap)
- Police in the UK are seeking the power to take down websites they deem ampquotcriminalampquot, with critics worried over the lack of judicial oversight. (BBC)
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