Portal:Current events/November 2010

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November 2010 was the eleventh month of that common year. The month, which began on a Monday, ended on a Tuesday after 30 days.

Portal:Current events

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  • India and China help boost Asian shares outside Japan by 1.7%. (Livemint)
  • Ambac Financial Group announces that it may have to declare bankruptcy, though it is still in talks with its senior bondholders about a consensual rescheduling of its debts. Before the 2008 financial crisis, Ambac was one of the two dominant bond insurance companies. (Reuters)
  • An examiner appointed by the Delaware Bankruptcy court says that there is no value left in the estate of defunct bank Washington Mutual for the stockholders to receive anything. (Reuters)
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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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  • A court in Zambia grants bail to two Chinese managers accused of attempted murder for shooting and injuring 11 coal miners during a protest over pay and working conditions. (Reuters) (Zambian Watchdog)
  • Yemen charges militant Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaki with incitement to kill foreigners. (CNN)
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  • At least 25,000 students take to the streets of Dublin to protest against rising emigration, unemployment and an increase in university fees, in the largest such demonstration for a generation. (The Irish Times) (RTÉ) (BBC) (Irish Examiner) (University Observer)
  • The Government of Canada announces that it will block a $38.6bn hostile takeover bid by BHP Billiton for Potash Corporation. (BBC)
  • The United States Federal Reserve announces its plan for further quantitative easing in a bid to ward off deflation. (CNN)
  • The central bank of Iceland, i.e. the Sedlabanki, cuts its key interest rate to 5.50 percent, a somewhat deeper cut than had been expected. This is part of an ongoing policy of expanding the money supply in response to the crisis of 2008. (Reuters)
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  • Somali Islamist militant group al-Shabaab threaten more attacks in Burundi and Uganda in retaliation for their participation in an African Union peacekeeping operation in the country. Meanwhile, seven people are killed in fighting in the capital Mogadishu. (CP)
  • Police use batons, pepper spray, tear gas and water cannon to disrupt activists expressing concern about the safety of a temporary warehouse in Gorleben where nuclear waste is being transported via train from France to Germany. It is thought to be the largest such mobilisation ever. (Huffington Post) (Al Jazeera) (BBC) (The Hindu) (The Straits Times) (euronews)
  • Kenyan policeman Peter Karanja kills 10 people, including two colleagues, in a shooting rampage in bars in Siakago, 90 miles northeast of Nairobi. Protesters outside the police station demand answers from police as to how this incident happened. (CNN)(The Deccan Chronicle) (Al Jazeera) (China Daily) (Xinhua)
  • Israel police fire tear gas and rubber bullets at residents trying to halt demolition of an illegal mosque in the southern Bedouin city of Rahat. (AFP via Google News) (Al Jazeera)
  • Fourteen people are killed in United States drone attacks in North Waziristan, Pakistan. (AP)
  • At least three people die, including two members of Sons of Iraq due to a bomb planted at their checkpoint in central Iraq, and an imam was shot dead in Baghdad. (CNN)
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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 2009–10 Malmö shootings. (CNN) (BBC)
Politics and elections
  • Burmese election
  • Police in Vietnam detain prominent government critic Cu Huy Ha Vu on charges of "propaganda against the state". (Zee News) (VOV News)
  • Greeks vote in local elections with the Prime Minister George Papandreou threatening to dissolve parliament if his party does not fare well. Early results show that the PASOK is doing well making an early election less likely. (Al Jazeera) (The Observer) (AP via Beaver County Times)
  • Voters in Guinea finally go to the polls for the second round of voting in the presidential election. (Al Jazeera) (Reuters)
  • Voters in Azerbaijan go to the polls for a parliamentary election with the opposition raising concerns over candidates being prevented from registering. (BBC) (Trend News Agency)
  • Scores of candidates in the Afghan parliamentary election protest at the lack of any results from the election held on September 18 and call for a new election. (Reuters)
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  • 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)
  • A new law in Taiwan allows women to breastfeed in public and imposes fines on those trying to stop them. (Straits Times) (AFP via Google News)
  • 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)
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  • The death toll from clashes in Western Sahara increases to 19. (AP via South Coast Today)
  • The United Nations says pirates off the coast of Somalia are "outperforming" an international effort to stop them. (Al Jazeera)
  • Bombings targeting Baghdad's Christian neighbourhoods kill at least four people. (AP via Atlanta Journal-Constitution) (CNTV)
  • An article in Time states Egypt helped Israel assassinate Palestinian Muhammad Jamal al-Namnam, a senior member of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Army of Islam organization. He was killed last week, after his car exploded in Gaza City. (Al Jazeera) (Time)
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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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  • Somali pirates seize a Panamanian-flagged chemical tanker almost 900 nmi (1,700 km) from the Horn of Africa. (EU NAVFOR)
  • Sudanese government forces clash with Arab fighters in the country's Darfur region, according to the U.N. and rebel sources; the Sudanese army denies any fighting took place (Reuters Africa)
  • An ongoing clean-up operation conducted by the Afghan and NATO-led forces kills four Taliban militants in Afghanistan's Logar Province, 60 km south of capital city Kabul. (People Daily)
  • At least 18 people are killed and 100 are injured by a Pakistan Taliban car bomb at Karachi's Criminal Investigation Department, a rare attack on government security forces there. The building collapsed, trapping people beneath the rubble. (Al Jazeera) (Reuters) (The Daily Telegraph)
  • International media are giving the impression that all of Mexico is awash with drug violence while ignoring other matters concerning the country, according to Mexico's ambassador to the United States at the American think tank Council on Foreign Relations. (BBC)
  • At least 11 deaths result from violence in Dagestan, North Caucasus. (Al Jazeera)
  • An Israeli settler attacked a Palestinian family, injuring two children and one old woman, the attack happened in the Tuqu village of Bethlehem. (Al Jazeera)
  • Israeli police and stone-throwing youths clashed for a third day running in the Palestinian neighbourhood of Issawiya in occupied East Jerusalem. (Al Jazeera)
  • Following the detonation of explosive devices near the Gaza border, Israel Air Force helicopters targeted an area near the city of Khan Yunis, causing damage to houses and injuring a number militants suspected of involvement in the attack. (Ynet) (Al Jazeera)(The Jerusalem Post)
Arts and culture
  • 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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  • Major Italian cultural attractions are closed as the government plans to cut its culture budget as part of austerity measures. (BBC)
  • Dublin Zoo upsets some people with red hair by offering free entry to young redheads in honour of Orangutan Awareness Week. (The Irish Times) (BBC) (Irish Independent)
  • The 23rd consecutive season of American cartoon The Simpsons is announced. (BBC) (Reuters via ABC News Australia)
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  • The Nigerian military asks civilians in the Niger Delta creeks to leave, warning of action against camps of criminal gangs in the area. (Reuters) (AFP)
  • The Kenyan navy shoots dead three suspected Somali pirates who had attacked a naval patrol. (IOL) (Reuters)
  • Somali pirates hijack a Chinese ship with 29 crew on board in the Arabian Sea. (Shanghai Daily) (Times of India)
  • Taliban insurgents attack the airport in the Afghan city of Jalalabad and a nearby base. (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)
Disasters
  • 2010 Haiti cholera outbreak:
    • The death toll rises to 917. (BBC) (Al Jazeera)
    • The Irish government pledges €500,000 and an emergency shipment of humanitarian supplies to Haiti in the battle against its cholera epidemic. (The Irish Times)
  • Seven people are killed in a fire burning migrant workers' residence in Dijon, eastern France. (Xinhua)
  • The death toll from the Mount Merapi eruptions reaches 250. (AP via Yahoo! News)
  • Flooding in southeastern Belgium kills three people and leaves one person missing near the capital Brussels. (The Voice of Russia) (The Canadian Press) (Expatica Belgium)
Law and crime
  • Authorities in Lebanon arrest Islamist preacher Omar Bakri Muhammed, days after a court sentenced him and 21 others to life imprisonment for carrying out "terrorist acts". (UPI) (Lebanese National News Agency) (Reuters)
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  • Fire destroys a high-rise apartment building in Shanghai, China, killing at least 42 people, injuring more than 90 and forcing some residents to jump from windows to escape. (Guardian) (MSNBC) (Los Angeles Times) (Shanghai Daily)
  • At least 42 people die after a building collapses in eastern New Delhi, India with at least twenty people trapped in the rubble. (AFP via Google News)
International relations
  • 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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  • Scientists exhume the remains of 16th century astronomer Tycho Brahe in Prague to try to solve the mystery of his sudden death. (AP)(BBC)
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  • An anti-tank mine explodes under a truck in Battambang province of Cambodia, killing all 14 people aboard. (Zee)
  • A suspected US missile attack on insurgents in the village of Bangi Dar in the North Waziristan region of Pakistan kills at least 15. (AP via Houston Chronicle)
  • Iran started a 5-day air defense drill, claimed by its government to be the biggest drill of its kind ever. The drills are held near its nuclear facilities. (Reuters)
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  • After Alpha Condé was declared the first democratically elected president of Guinea, at least nine people have been killed during riots in Guinea’s capital, Conakry. (CNN) (Ottawa Citizen)
  • Germany heightens its police security presence at its airports after identifying "concrete indications" that a terrorist attack is planned for the end of November (BBC News)
  • Israel approves plans to withdraw IDF troops from the northern half of Ghajar, a village on the Israeli-Lebanese border. (BBC News)
  • At least 21 people die in a fight between an armed group and African Union peacekeepers in Mogadishu, Somalia. (Al Jazeera)
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  • Russia to give 6 choppers, 31 tanks and 500,000 munitions to Lebanon. (Pravda)
  • EU finance ministers downplay the importance of talks on a potential bailout for Ireland, claiming that no detailed discussions were held on the issue (BBC News)
  • A United States bankruptcy judge orders Bank of America to return $500 million it seized from the bank accounts of the defunct Lehman Brothers trading firm a few weeks before Lehman declared bankruptcy in 2008. (Bloomberg)
  • Economy of the United States
    • New home construction fell to its lowest level since April 2009. (CNN Money)
    • Mortgage applications declined by 14% in the week ending 12 November, the biggest drop this year. (Bloomberg)
    • Core Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded a 0.6% rise for the year, marking the slowest increase in prices since records began in 1957. (CNN Money)
    • The Chicago Climate Exchange announces that it will close its cap-and-trade market, given the death of supportive legislation in the U.S. Senate. (CNN Money)
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  • Floods and gale-force winds cause widespread disruption and damage across the United Kingdom county of Cornwall. (BBC)
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Science and technology
  • 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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  • 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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  • The Nigerian army arrests the leader of a militant gang and 51 others believed responsible for hostage-taking in the Niger Delta. (Reuters) (Xinhua)
  • A three day mutiny in Madagascar ends after an army barracks occupied by rebel troops is stormed by the army. (BBC) (Al Jazeera)
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  • A chemical factory explodes in Yushe county, North China's Shanxi province, killing at least three. (Xinhua)
  • A flood traps 28 people in a coal mine in Sichuan, southwestern China. (BBC) (China Daily)
  • The death toll from the eruptions of Mount Merapi in Indonesia reaches 292. (CNN)
  • Four Haitian presidential candidates call for the postponement of the Haitian elections set for November 28 as the country struggles with a cholera epidemic which has killed nearly 1,200. (AFP via Google News)
  • Rescuers begin drilling a hole to analyse air inside the Pike River mine in New Zealand. There has been no communication with the 29 trapped miners. (TVNZ) (Adelaiden Now)
International relations
  • Russia hosts the International Tiger Forum summit meeting of international wildlife experts and officials from 13 countries in St.Petersburg, to discuss the protection of tigers which could become extinct in 12 years if unprotected. (AP via Google News) (RIA Novosti) (AP via Google News) (Voice of America)
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  • Aasia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death in Pakistan on charges of blasphemy against Islam, appeals to President Asif Ali Zardari to pardon her. (Sify) (The Washington Post) (Dawn) (The Nation)
  • An Israeli military court demotes two Givati Brigade staff sergeants to sergeant after convicting them of forcing a nine-year-old Palestinian boy to open two bags thought to contain explosives. (Haaretz) (BBC) (The Jerusalem Post)
  • Thirty five people are arrested in Salt, Jordan, to restore calm after four days of rioting following the police shooting of an alleged traffic violator. (The Washington Post)
  • Iran delays the trial of two American citizens detained while hiking until 6 February 2011. (CNN)
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  • Shelling of Yeonpyeong:
    • North Korea shells Yeonpyeong island, South Korea at 14:34 local time in response to South Korean shelling close to the North Korean border during military drills. The North's shelling kills two marines and prompts a military response by the South in one of the most serious clashes since the 1953 armistice of the Korean War. (YTN Television) (BBC) (Yonhap) (China Daily)(The Sun UK)
  • The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta claims responsibility for the destruction of an oil pipeline feeding a refinery in the Niger Delta. (AFP via Google News) (CNN)
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  • Cambodia declares a day of mourning for at least 378 people killed in a stampede in the capital Phnom Penh. (BBC)
  • At least seven bodies are recovered following a mine collapse in Suriname. (Jamaica Observer)
International relations
  • 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, comprising more than 36,000 men, to be deployed in Arunachal Pradesh near the border with China. (BBC)
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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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  • Seven are killed and three injured in the rough landing of a Mi-8 helicopter in the Omsk region of Siberia, Russia. (ITAR-TASS) (KazInform)
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  • 156 people are detained in Egypt following clashes between police and Copts after authorities blocked construction of a church. (Reuters)
  • Tongans go to the polls in the first general election in the nation's history in which the majority of parliament will be popularly elected. (Sydney Morning Herald)
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Armed conflicts and attacks
  • 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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Business and Economics
  • 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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  • 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. (UK Press Asscociation) (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. (CNN) (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 "Israeli military justice system will not seriously sanction soldiers convicted for offenses that are war crimes". (Human Rights Watch) (Press TV)
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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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  • Fire damages Turkey's historic Haydarpaşa Terminal in Istanbul. (Today's Zaman) (euronews)
  • At least 8 people are killed when a Russian Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane bound for Khartoum, Sudan, crashes minutes after take off in a residential area of Karachi, Pakistan. (Tribune) (Reuters) (The Star)
  • Parts of the UK experience their coldest temperatures on record for November overnight. (BBC) (The Guardian) (Sky News) (The Daily Telegraph)
  • Ireland experiences heavy snow which causes disruptions to its transport system and its finance minister. (RTÉ) (The Wall Street Journal)
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  • Iranian nuclear scientist Majid Shahriari is killed and his wife injured, while another scientist is wounded during two attacks in Tehran. Iran says Western governments and Israel may have carried out the killing. (BBC) (Al Jazeera)
  • Four Islamist militants are killed in a raid by security forces in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. (BBC) (24.kg News Agency)
  • Somali pirates hijack a Malaysian cargo vessel with 23 crew members 900 miles off the coast of Somalia. (Reuters)
Arts and culture
  • Pablo Picasso's electrician says he has 271 previously unknown works given to him as gifts by the artist. (BBC)
Business and economy
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  • Ash from Mount Bromo in Indonesia forces the closure of a nearby airport. (Bernama) (Times of India)
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Sport
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Arts and culture
  • 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. (Movember) (Leader-Post)
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International relations
  • 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 warns of "all-out war any time" in response to a continuing drill by South Korean and US forces. (CNN)
    • North Korea claims it has "thousands" of nuclear centrifuges operating at a previously undetected nuclear plant. (BBC) (The Hindu) (Arirang)
  • Russian President Dmitry Medvedev warns of an "arms race" if Russia and the West can not agree on a missile defence system for Europe. (Al Jazeera) (AFP)
  • Ecuador invites Julian Assange of WikiLeaks to speak publicly and offers him residency where he can make more revelations. Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez praises the website and calls for the resignation of U.S. secretary of state Hillary Clinton. (BBC)
  • The easing of Israel's blockade of Gaza six months ago has led to "little improvement" for people living there, a report by 21 aid and rights agencies says; Israeli officials says that the claims "are biased and distorted" and that truckloads of supplies entering the Gaza Strip has increased from 86 to 176 truckloads per day, since June.(The Jerusalem Post) (BBC) (Al Jazeera)
  • There is a row in the European Parliament as French and German MEPs attack Ireland's 12.5% corporate tax rate. (RTÉ)
Law and crime
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Sport
  • 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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