November 2010


November 2010

November 2010 was the eleventh month of that year. It began on a Monday and ended after 30 days on a Tuesday.

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This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from November 2010.

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  • State media in Burma warn against a boycott of the general election on Sunday, with the government threatening jail time for those encouraging a boycott. (BBC) (UPI)
  • While attempting to open a mental health care facility in Dublin, Irish Health Minister Mary Harney is pelted with red paint by an opposition politician highlighting the "blood budget" which "will result in the unnecessary and avoidable deaths of hundreds, if not thousands, of people over the coming years". Harney is overseeing hospital cuts of €1 billion. (The Straits Times) (ABC News) (RTÉ)
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  • Two people die and 50 are injured after a 5.4 magnitude earthquake hits Central Serbia. (B92) (Forbes)
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  • Queen Elizabeth II starts a Facebook page but one is not permitted to "poke" or "befriend" her. (MSNBC) (BBC)
  • The 16th London Turkish Film Festival began Thursday evening with the world premier of Çağan Irmak's 'Prensesin Uykusu' at the Empire Leicester Square in London. (Hürriyet Daily)
  • Supporters of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei hold a party at his studio in Shanghai ahead of its scheduled demolition; he cannot attend as he is under house arrest. (BBC)
  • Residents of Cap d'Agde, Europe's largest nudist colony, criticise foreign nudists and express unhappiness at "an explosion of libertarianism" they claim is turning the resort into the "European capital of debauchery" and an "open-air brothel". (The Observer)
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  • Swedish police announce that a 38-year-old male had been brought into custody on suspicion of being involved in the Malmö shootings. (CNN) (BBC)
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  • The Nintendo Wii snd Nintendo DSi XL come out in color red celebrating mario's 25th anniversary.
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  • Global Green Growth conference ends in Copenhagen. (People Daily)
  • Qantas Flight 32: Qantas announces that it has found "slight anomalies" in the engines of its Airbus 380 aircraft and is keeping it grounded for the time being. (BBC)
  • Express delivery company DHL promises better screening of customers and parcels before they are sent to airports after recent parcel bombs sent from Yemen and Greece. (Reuters)
  • A government conservation campaign, and possible hoarding by state oil companies, causes a severe shortage on diesel fuel in the People's Republic of China, disrupting industry and commerce. (CNBC)
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  • The reptile scientist, Ngô Văn Trí of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, discovers a species of self-cloning lizard later known as Leiolepis ngovantrii when he came across tanks full of them at small restaurants in rural villages in Bà Rịa–Vũng Tàu Province. Ngo Van Tri becomes intrigued when he notices that all of the lizards appeared to be female. (Dan Tri)
  • Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao unveils pictures of the moon's Sinus Iridum, or Bay of Rainbows, taken during China's Chang`e-2 lunar probe mission. (Unian) (Xinhua)
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  • American Gabe Watson leaves detention in Australia after serving time for the death of Tina Watson after she drowned in 2007 after he failed to rescue her. He will be extradited to Alabama to face murder charges upon suspicion of murder. (News.Com.Au)
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  • Medical records searched through by University of Manchester professor Stephen Parker suggest the playwright Bertolt Brecht may have died after contracting undiagnosed rheumatic fever as a child. (BBC)
  • The UK's National Union of Journalists calls off a second planned 48-hour strike at the BBC scheduled for 15 and 16 November after the Corporation agrees to hold talks aimed at resolving a dispute over pension scheme changes. (BBC)
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  • A court in Burma rejects an appeal by Aung San Suu Kyi against her house arrest. (Al Jazeera) (BBC)
  • The BBC says that without explaining why, the Sri Lankan government has banned its news crews from traveling to the north for public hearings of a commission investigating the civil war. (BBC)
  • Students plan a nationwide protest on 24 November against increased fees brought about by the British government. (The Guardian)
  • Iraqi politicians seem to have brokered a deal to end the impasse over who would form the Government with the Iraqi National Movement agreeing to join a government led by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. (Reuters)
  • The UK Government unveils plans for the biggest shake up of the country's welfare system since the 1940s. (BBC)
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  • Morocco arrests 96 people it accuses of inciting violence during last Monday's deadly police raid on the Gdaim Izik camp in Western Sahara. Half a dozen appear before a military court, including activist Annaama Asfari. (Al Jazeera)
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  • Yines, a previously unknown indigenous tribe, is discovered in the Amazonian jungle of southeast Peru. (Al Jazeera)
  • The UK is to become one of the first countries to officially monitor happiness in a government scheme designed to measure psychological and environmental wellbeing. (The Guardian)
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  • The United States will provide an additional US$500-million aid to Pakistan to help rebuild the country after devastating floods caused the worst natural disaster in Pakistan’s history. (VOA)
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  • The death toll from the 2010 Haiti cholera outbreak passes 1,000. At least one man is shot dead by United Nations peacekeepers after allegedly opening fire on the peacekeepers. (BBC)
  • The death toll from the collapse of an apartment building in the Indian capital New Delhi rises to 66 with the search for victims continuing. (AFP via Yahoo! News) (Xinhua)
  • Authorities in Shanghai arrest four people for unlicensed welding following the 2010 Shanghai fire. (Al Jazeera)
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  • Thirty-six minutes of the film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 is leaked. (CNN) (MTV)
  • A Roman settlement filled with ancient artifacts and human remains is unearthed at a construction site in London. (BBC News)
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  • Italian Vice Prime Minister Janni Letta held talks with visiting Head of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (ICHTO) Hamid Baqaei. (IRNA)
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  • Facebook inadvertently disabled some users' accounts when a system designed to detect fake accounts malfunctioned. The problem has since been resolved. (CNN Money)
  • A study published by The Lancet medical journal describes how short blasts of radio waves to the kidney may help regulate blood pressure. (BBC News)
  • CERN has managed to trap antihydrogen atoms for the first time. (BBC ) (Al Jazeera)
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  • American actor, George Clooney, is awarded the 2010 Ripple of Hope award at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, in recognition of his humanitarian work in Darfur and Haiti. (ITN)
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  • The Leonid meteor shower was visible across much of the US early this morning. (USA Today)
  • China is to use own uranium resources to meet growing nuclear demand. (RIA Novosti)
  • A fault discovered in Idaho could produce an earthquake of 7.5 magnitude. (BBC)
  • A planet, HIP 13044 b, which was formed in another galaxy has been discovered in the Helmi Stream. (BBC)
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  • A Saudi woman accused of torturing her Indonesian maid is sent to jail while the maid is hospitalised, in a case that has caused tensions between the two countries. (AFP via Google News)
  • The Gambia severs diplomatic and economic relations with Iran and orders Iranian government representatives to leave within 48 hours. The Gambia has given no reason for the move. (BBC) (Reuters)
  • India forms two new military divisions, comprised of more than 36,000 men, to be deployed in Arunachal Pradesh near the border with China. (BBC)
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  • Bangladesh sentences a further 23 soldiers from the Bangladesh Rifles to imprisonment over a mutiny in February 2009. (Xinhua)
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  • At least one person is killed and more than 40 left wounded after hundreds of Christian protesters clash with riot police in Cairo, Egypt. (Pravda)
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  • 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. (BBC) (The Hindu)
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  • Irish financial crisis. Widespread speculation that senior bondholders of Irish banks will have to take a "haircut" -- 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)
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  • Seven people are killed after steel box girders used for building an overpass overturn in Nanjing, China. (Xinhua via Shanghai Daily)
  • Christians flee from their homes in Saeedabad, Karachi, following violence sparked by a Muslim-Christian marriage. (Daily India)
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  • Central China's Hunan Province begins building the country's third National Supercomputing Center (NSCC), where the world's fastest supercomputer, the Tianhe-1A, will be installed. (Xinhua)(Sina)
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  • Pablo Picasso's electrician says he has 271 previously unknown works given to him as gifts by the artist. (BBC)
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  • FIFA controversy:
    • FIFA Vice-President and CAF President Issa Hayatou denies allegations of bribery and threatens to sue the BBC after its Panorama programme alleges he received bribes from sports marketing firm ISL. (BBC)
    • British Prime Minister David Cameron is "frustrated" by the BBC for airing a documentary discussing the claims, but says the claims will not affect an attempt to win hosting rights for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. (The Daily Telegraph) (Reuters)
  • Police investigating allegations of financial irregularities at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi raid 11 places. (BBC News)
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