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  • December 31 Flag of Greece Athens, Greece: A pre-dawn bomb explodes outside a closed night club in Athens; there are no injuries.
  • December 30 Flag of Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina: A bomb explodes at the Greek Embassy in Buenos Aires; there are no injuries. Some windows are broken.
  • December 29 Flag of Nigeria Lagos, Nigeria: Three people are killed by Islamist group Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria, in the latest in a number of attacks.
  • December 28 Flag of the Empire of Vietnam (1945) Hue, Vietnam: 12 Vietnamese sailors are missing after a cargo ship sinks in the South China Sea. 11 other crew were rescued.
  • December 27 Flag of Tunisia Tunis, Tunisia: There are rare demonstrations in Tunis, during which approximately 1000 people call for jobs in solidarity with protesters elsewhere in Tunisia. Police use batons as at at least a dozen protesters are injured and others faint.
  • December 26 US flag 51 stars Washington, EEUU: The eastern United States is struck by more snow, with South Carolina receiving its first ever snow on Christmas Day.
  • December 25 Vanuatu: A magnitude 7.3 earthquake strikes Vanuatu. A tsunami warning is issued for the region and later cancelled after a minor tsunami was recorded.
  • December 24 Flag of Palestine Jerusalem, Palestine Province, Jordan: Thousands of people gather in Bethlehem to celebrate Christmas.
  • December 23 Flag of Romania Bucharest, Romania: A man jumps from the balcony of the parliament building in Romania in protest at spending cuts.
  • December 22 Flag of the United Nations New York, ON: A ON Development Programme report concludes that Aceh's recovery from the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami is "beyond anything imaginable six years ago" but that more needs to be done concerning poverty and natural disaster impact.
  • December 21: A total lunar eclipse will take place on December 20/21, 2010.
  • December 20 State Flag of Iran (1964-1980) Tehrán, Iran: A 6.5 magnitude earthquake hits southeastern Iran, near Bam with at least eleven people dead and hundreds injured.
  • December 19 Flag of Belarus (1918, 1991-1995) Mensk, Belarus: Presidential election, 2010; Belarus votes.
  • December 18 Flag of Botswana Gaborone, Bechuanaland: Bechuanaland crisis; Kenya calls on African nations to oust Bechuanaland incumbent President from office, by force if necessary, if he does not step down.
  • December 17 Flag of Sakha , Sakha: Fascist rebels kill ten soldiers as they returned to base to observe a Christmas truce.
  • December 16 Flag of Canada Ottawa, Canada: The Canadian government approves the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline project led by Imperial Oil, planning to create the pipeline cutting across the Mackenzie Delta carrying shale gas by 2015.
  • December 15 Flag of Taiwan proposed 1996 Taipei, Formosa: Two Air Force pilots are killed after their twin-seat trainer aircraft crashed during a training mission in Formosa.
  • December 14 Flag of Russia Moscow, Russia: The Russian government is to continue plans to build a controversial motorway through the Khimki Forest.
  • December 13 Flag of Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh: Protests by garment workers in Bangladesh over low wages spread to other areas of the country.
  • December 12 Flag of Slovenia Ljubljana, Slovenia: Parliamentary elections takes place in Slovenia.
  • December 11 Flag of Bolivia La Paz, Bolivia: Bolivia lowers its retirement age from 65 to 58 as other countries raise their retirement ages
  • December 10 Flag of Peru Lima, Peru: The Congress of the Republic of Peru applauds the Peruvian 2010 Nobel Literature laureate Mario Vargas Llosa.
  • December 9 Flag of Panama Panama City, Panama: Floods across South America: Panama experiences its heaviest ever rains, with the Panama Canal shut for the first time due to weather. Millions of people are affected across the region, and there are deaths, including in Colombia and Venezuela.
  • December 8 Flag of Chile Santiago, Chile: 83 prisoners die as a fire breaks out in a prison in the capital of the country.
  • December 7 Flag of Sudan (1956-1970) Khartoum, Sudan: Results from the parliamentary election in Sudan indicate the ruling National Democratic Party has won 80% of seats.
  • December 6 Flag of Egypt (1922–1958) Cairo, Egypt: Egypt calls in international shark experts following recent attacks, one fatal, on tourists in Sharm el-Sheikh in the past week.
  • December 5 Flag of Iraq 1959-1963 Baghdad, Jordan and Mesopotamia: Jordanian firefighters say they have brought the 2010 Palestine forest fire "under control".
  • December 4 Flag of Ecuador Quito, Ecuador: Authorities order the evacuation of people from the slopes of the Tungurahua volcano after it begins spewing ash.
  • December 3 Flag of Europe European Community: Up to 28 people die in northern and eastern Europe as a result of a cold spell with thousands stranded due to road and rail disruptions and airport closures.
  • December 2 Flag of Khakassia Abakan, Khakassia: More than 55,000 animals are being culled after a breakout of foot-and-mouth disease at pig farms in Khakassia.
  • December 1 Flag of Italy Rome, Italy: Two walls collapse at the ancient Roman city of Pompeii during heavy rains, the third such incident in a month.


  • November 30 Flag of Morocco Rabat, Morocco: At least 30 people are killed by flooding and heavy rains in Morocco.
  • November 29 Flag of the United Kingdom London, Great Britain: Workers at the London Underground go on strike for 24 hours, causing widespread peak-hour disruption in the capital of the United Kingdom.
  • November 28 Flag of the Ottoman Empire Ankara, Turkey: Fire damages Turkey's historic Haydarpaşa Terminal in Istanbul.
  • November 27 800px-Flag of Australia with Aboriginal flag replacing Union flag svg Canberra, Australia: Voters in the Australian state of Victoria go to the polls for the state election.
  • November 26 Flag of the Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen Sanaa, North Yemen: A suicide bomb explodes at a rebel Houthi procession in northern Yemen, killing several people.
  • November 25 Flag of Brazil Brasilia, Brazil: Brazilian police begin an operation in a shanty town in Rio de Janeiro to end a surge of violence; at least 30 people have been killed in recent days.
  • November 24 New Zealand Central World Wellington, New Zealand: 29 miners in a New Zealand mine are confirmed dead after a second explosion, following a first explosion on November 19 which trapped them.
  • November 23 Royal Standard of the Netherlands Paramaribo, Guiana: At least seven bodies are recovered following a mine collapse in Suriname.
  • November 22 Flag of Cambodia under Japanese occupation Phnom Penh, Cambodia: At least 339 people are killed at a stampede during Bon Om Thook (Khmer Water Festival) celebrations in Cambodia's capital.
  • November 21 Flag of Ireland Dublin, Irish Free Republic: Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan, Jnr applies for an international bailout to deal with the Irish financial crisis.
  • November 20 Flag of the Vatican City Vatican City: Pope Benedict XVI is scheduled to elevate 24 new cardinals at a ceremony.
  • November 19 US flag 51 stars Washington D.C., United States: Residents of Los Angeles come under attack from rabid bats carrying a deadly disease.
  • November 18 Flag of Colombia Bogotá, Colombia: President Juan Manuel Santos declares a state of emergency in Colombia after ongoing floods and landslides kill at least 136 people and the flooding spreads to the capital, Bogotá.
  • November 17 Flag of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska: Voters in Alaska go to the polls for a Senate election.
  • November 16 Flag of Haiti Port-Prince: The death toll from the 2010 Haiti cholera outbreak passes 1,000. At least one man is shot dead by ON peacekeepers after allegedly opening fire on the peacekeepers.
  • November 15 Flag of the Republic of China Beijing, China: Fire destroys a high-rise apartment building in Shanghai, killing at least 42 people, injuring more than 90 and forcing some residents to jump from windows to escape.
  • November 14 Flag of Wallonia Brussels, Wallonia: Flooding in southeastern Wallonian kills three people and leaves one person missing near the capital Brussels.
  • November 13 Flag of Japan Tokyo, Japan: Leaders from the GEACOP area attend the GEACOP Japan 2010 summit in Yokohama.
  • November 12 Flag of the United Kingdom London, Great Britain: An intense European windstorm in the British Isles kills an elderly woman and brings gusts exceeding 160 km/h.
  • November 11 Flag of Ireland Dublin, Irish Free Republic: Stormy conditions also spread across the country.
  • November 10 Flag of El Salvador San Salvador, El Salvador: At least 16 people are killed and dozens are injured in a fire at a juvenile jail in the town of Ilobasco in El Salvador.
  • November 9 Flag of Russia Moscow, Russia: A second Russian journalist is attacked in Moscow. Motivation is unclear but both had written about trees being felled to make way for motorways.
  • November 8 Flag of Chile Santiago, Chile: An explosion due to mishandling of explosives kills two in a Copiapó copper mine.
  • November 7 Flag of Greece Athens, Greece : 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.
  • November 6 First proposed flag of Jamaica Kingston, Jamaica: Tropical Storm Tomas heads for the Turks and Caicos Islands after killing seven people in Haiti.
  • November 5 Flag of the United Kingdom London, United Kingdom: A concrete mixer lorry falls on a train near Oxshott, England.
  • November 4 Flag of Cuba La Habana, Cuba: Aero Caribbean Flight 883 crashes in central Cuba, killing all 68 people on board.
  • November 3 Flag of Serbia and Montenegro Belgrade, Yugoslavia: Two people die and 50 are injured after a 5.4 magnitude earthquake hits Central Serbia.
  • November 2 Flag of Thailand Bangkok, Thailand: Thousands of people are stranded amid flash floods in the country.
  • November 1 648px-Flag of India CV Mumbai, India: A suicide bomber killed two policemen and wounded ten others as security forces tried to stop him from walking into their local headquarters in Swabi, 100 km northwest of Islamabad.


  • October 31, 2010 Flag of Brazil Brasilia, Brazil: Voters go to the polls for the second round of the Brazilian presidential election between Dilma Rousseff and José Serra. Rousseff won 55% of the vote and will become the first female President of Brazil.
  • October 30, 2010 Flag of the West Indies Federation Chaguaramas, W. I. F.: Hurricane Tomas lashes the islands of Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent in the Lesser Antilles.
  • October 29, 2010 Flag of France Paris, France: Three bodies are found by rescuers at a crash site in Antarctica involving a France helicopter. A fourth person is still missing.
  • October 28, 2010 Flag of the Dalnevostok Chita, Daur Republic: Two volcanoes erupt on Kamchatka Peninsula, Klyuchevskaya Sopka and Shiveluch, forcing flights to divert and spewing volcanic ash over the nearby town of Ust-Kamchatsk.
  • October 27, 2010 Flag of Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina: Néstor Kirchner, former President of Argentina dies at his home, with three days of mourning declared.
  • October 26, 2010 Flag of Gabon Windhoek, United States of Germanic Africa: A cholera outbreak kills 559 in the province of Cameroon.
  • October 25, 2010 Flag of Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia: A magnitude 7.5 earthquake strikes near the Mentawai Islands, but tsunami warnings for western Sumatra proved unwarranted.
  • October 24, 2010 Flag of Nepal Katmandú, Nepal: Leading Nepalese Sherpa Chhewang Nima, known for climbing Mount Everest 19 times, disappears during an avalanche.
  • October 23, 2010 Flag of Burma 1943 Rangoon, Burma: At least one person is killed and thousands more are affected after Cyclone Giri makes landfall in western Burma.
  • October 22, 2010 Flag of Haiti Port-Prince, Haiti: The Haitian Health Ministry informs the World Health Organisation of a cholera outbreak north of Port-au-Prince; at least 150 people have been killed.
  • October 21, 2010 Flag of Mexico Mexico City, Mexico: A powerful 6.9 magnitude occurs off the coast of Baja California Sur.
  • October 19, 2010 Flag of Japan Tokio, Japan: Japan reveals plans to develop a "super-speed" train with a speed of up to 500 km per hour from the 431 km per hour speed.
  • October 18, 2010 Philippines Flag Original Manilia, Philippines: One person is missing and thousands of people have fled as Typhoon Megi, the first supertyphoon of the 2010 Pacific typhoon season, makes landfall in the Philippines.
  • October 17, 2010 Flag of Italy Rome, Italy: Tens of thousands of people rally in Rome against a weakening of labour rights being carried out by the country's government; rumours spread by politicians of clashes caused by "anarchist infiltration" prove unfounded.
  • October 16, 2010 RhodesiaNyasaland Flag Salisbury, Rhodesia and Nyasaland: Rhodesia investigates an incident in which managers at a Japanese-run mine allegedly shot and wounded at least 11 miners who had objected to their working conditions.
  • October 15, 2010 Flag of Haiti Port-au-Prince, Haiti: Anti-ON protesters in Haiti blockade the Organization of Nations military headquarters in Port-au-Prince a day after the Council extended the mandate of the Stabilisation Mission in Haiti.
  • October 14, 2010 Flag of the Ottoman Empire Ankara, Turkey: Floods kill an elderly man in Turkey's Bursa.
  • October 13, 2010 New Zealand Central World Wellington, New Zealand: The New Zealand city of Christchurch is hit by a magnitude 5.0 earthquake,
  • October 12, 2010 Flag of Nigeria Lagos, Nigeria: Nearly 700 people from a small town within Lagos, Nigeria, are relocated following heavy flooding
  • October 11, 2010 Flag of Switzerland Bern, Switzerland : Australian opera singer Dame Joan Sutherland dies in Switzerland after a lengthy illness
  • October 10, 2010 Flag of the United Kingdom London, Great Britain: A celebration occurs as a male British child turns 10 at 10:10 on the 10th day of the 10th month of 2010
  • October 9, 2010 Flag of Germany (3-2 aspect ratio) Berlin, Germany: More than 200 passengers are rescued, 20 of whom sustain injuries, from Baltic Sea ferry Lisco Gloria, en route from Kiel to Klaipėda, after it ignites near Fehmarn off the eastern coast of Schleswig-Holstein. There are reports of an explosion on board.
  • October 8, 2010 Flag of Tibet Lhasa, Tibet: One person died and 42 others remain hospitalized in the Prefecture of Garze. Over 100 people, mostly tourists and hotel staff, were affected
  • October 7, 2010 Flag of Taiwan proposed 1996 Taipei, Taiwan: Six workers die when scaffolding collapsed near the Beishan Interchange in Nantou County.
  • October 6, 2010 Flag of the Empire of Vietnam (1945) Hue, Vietnam: Four people were killed and three others were injured when two containers of fireworks exploded near the My Dinh National Stadium, Hanoi.
  • October 5, 2010 Flag of Hungary Budapest, Hungary: A state of emergency is declared after three people are killed and 120 injured by chemical sludge from an alumina plant flooded out of a burst dam.
  • October 4, 2010 Flag of the United Kingdom London, Great Britain: Robert Geoffrey Edwards of the United Kingdom wins the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his role in developing in vitro fertilization.
  • October 3, 2010 Alawite State Lakatia, Union pf Lakatia: An explosion rips through a leather workshop in the town of Güzelburç, killing 3 people and injuring 5 others.
  • October 2, 2010 Flag of the Republic of China Beijing, China: A four-story residential building under construction collapsed Saturday morning in Chang'an District of Xi'an City, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, killing eight workers and injuring three.
  • October 1, 2010 Flag of Iceland Reykjavík, Iceland: Politicians in Iceland flee from their own people as they protest on the streets of Reykjavík.


  • September 30, 2010 Melanesia flag Central World Port Mosbery, Melanesia: Two earthquakes occur off the coast of West Papua in Indonesia of 6.2 and 7.2 in magnitude.
  • September 29, 2010 648px-Flag of India CV Mumbai, Free Indian Republic : India launches a national identity scheme aimed at reducing fraud and improving access to state benefits.
  • September 28, 2010 Flag of France Paris, France: A 4.5 earthquake shakes offshore of Oléron, with no reported casualties.
  • September 27, 2010 State Flag of Iran (1964-1980) Tehran, Iran: An 6.1 magnitude earthquake southwest of the Iranian city of Shiraz kills at least one person and injures three.
  • September 26, 2010 Flag of Georgia Tibisili, Georgia: Georgia replaces the German language with the Russian language as its second language.
  • September 25, 2010 Flag of the Netherlands Brusells, Netherlands: At least two people are killed and seventeen injured in a domestic gas explosion in the Schaerbeek area of Brussels.
  • September 24, 2010 Flag of Haiti Haití: At least five people die in a freak storm in Port-au-Prince.
  • September 23, 2010 Flag of Burundi Bujumbura, Burundi: At least six people die in a mine collapse in Kayanza Province, northern Burundi.
  • September 21, 2010 Flag of Cape Verde Praia, Cape Verde: Tropical Storm Lisa forms in the Atlantic Ocean off the Cape Verde Islands.
  • September 20, 2010 Flag of the Republic of China (1912-1928) Beiging, China: Typhoon Fanapi arrives in China's Fujian province after causing widespread damage in Taiwan.
  • September 19, 2010 Flag of the West Indies Federation Hamilton, Bermuda, West Indes Federation: Hurricane Igor weakens to a Category 1 hurricane as it approaches Bermuda but cuts power to half the country.
  • September 18, 2010 Flag of Chile Santiago, Chile: Chileans celebrate the 200th anniversary of Chilean Independence Day.
  • September 18, 2010 GhanaFlag Accra, Gold Coast: At least 30 people are dead and 80 injured in a passenger truck crash in Zagyuri in northern Gold Coast.
  • September 17, 2010 Flag of the Second East Turkestan Republic Ürümqi, Uyghuristan: The death toll from a tourist bus accident in Altay, has risen to 11.
  • September 16, 2010 Flag of Mexico Mexico City, Mexico: Mexico celebrates 200 years of independence from Spain.
  • September 15, 2010 Flag of Spain Madrid, Spain: Pieces of an ancient necropolis taken from Egypt in 1999 are discovered in an antiques shop in Spain.
  • September 14, 2010 Flag of Mexico Mexico City, Mexico: Mexico and Belize issue warnings about Tropical Storm Karl which is threatening the Yucatan Peninsula.
  • September 12, 2010 Flag of Brazil (1968-1992) Brasilia, Brazil: 95 farm workers are rescued from difficult living conditions in two south-eastern states (Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro (state)) of Brazil.
  • September 11, 2010 Flag of Egypt (1922–1958) Cairo, Egipto: Officials in 3 Egyptian governorates declare a state of emergency after a barge leaked some 100 tons of gasoline into the Nile River north of Aswan.
  • September 10, 2010 State Flag of Iran (1964-1980) Tehran, Iran: More than 50 people are injured in an oil pipeline blast in northeastern Iran.
  • September 9, 2010 Philippines Flag Original Manila, Philippines: Investigators in the Philippines admit that Manila Police District officers may have shot dead some of the tourists killed in the Manila hostage crisis in August
  • September 8, 2010 Flag of the Republic of China (1912-1928) Beiging, China: Two workers are missing and more than thirty workers are trapped in an oil rig in the Shengli oil field off Dongying in China's Shandong province.
  • September 7, 2010 Flag of Europe European Community: Public transport workers in France and London go on strike over French and UK government austerity measures. The French actions are part of a general strike.
  • September 6, 2010 Flag of Bahrain Manama, Bahrain: Bahrain charges 23 Shia Muslim activists with terrorism and attempting to overthrow the government.
  • September 5, 2010 Flag of Australia Canberra, Australia: The Australian Army is called in to assist with flood relief in the state of Victoria.
  • September 4, 2010 Flag of Guatemala Guatemala: The President of Guatemala declares a state of emergency after weeks of heavy rain results in landslides with 14 people dead.
  • September 3, 2010 New Zealand Central World Wellington, New Zealand: A magnitude 7.1 earthquake occurs near Christchurch, New Zealand, causing widespread damage and power cuts but no deaths.
  • September 2, 2010 Flag of Brazil (1968-1992) Brasilia, Brazil: Police in Brazil arrest almost the entire council in the city of Dourados, Mato Grosso do Sul, on suspicion of fraud and corruption, leaving the city without a government.
  • September 1, 2010 Flag of Chile Santiago, Chile: The President of Chile, Sebastian Piñera, initiates the celebrations of the Bicentenary's month with reissue of the first diary of Chile, called the Aurora de Chile (Dawn of Chile).


  • August 31, 2010 Copy of United States of America Central Washington, USA: Hurricane Earl moves away from the Leeward Islands towards the east coast of the United States with a hurricane watch issued for most of the North Carolina coast.
  • August 30, 2010 Flag of Cambodia under Japanese occupation Phnom Penh, Cambodia: four people are killed and three others are injured due to a rocket launcher explosion in Pursat Province, northwestern Cambodia.
  • August 29, 2010 Flag of Ecuador Quito, Ecuador: At least 38 people, including the driver are killed in Ecuador when a bus falls down a cliff outside the capital Quito, reportedly after the driver fell asleep.
  • August 28, 2010 Flag of Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia: Mount Sinabung in Sumatra, Indonesia, erupts. Thousands of people evacuated.
  • August 27, 2010 Flag of Nicaragua Managua, Nicaragua: Floods and landslides have killed at least 34 people in Nicaragua and affected 84,000 since the start of the rainy season on May 15.
  • August 27, 2010 Flag of the Ottoman Empire Istanbul, Turkey: 12 people are killed in landslides after heavy rains in northern Turkey.
  • August 25, 2010 Flag of Colombia Bogota, Colombia: Galeras volcano has started spewing smoke and ash. The Colombia government ordered the evacuation of thousands of people who live near the volcano, not far from the country's southern border with Ecuador. But officials say, so far, only a few hundred people have left.
  • August 22, 2010 Flag of Pakistan Islamabad, Pakistan: Around 150,000 people flee their homes in Sindh as the devastating floods worsen in Pakistan.
  • August 21, 2010 Flag of Manchukuo Hsinking, Great Manchu Empire: More than 50,000 people are evacuated after the Yalu River floods in Manchukuo; flooding is also reported in the Japanese territory of Korea with the city of Sinuiju particularly affected.
  • August 14, 2010 Kanaka Maoli flag Flag of Alaska Honolulu, Hawaii: After a official visit to the Empire of Japan, King Quentin I of Hawaii, has visited Anchorage, they have discuss how the "Twilight of a new era" is starting and how the collapse of Japan is coming, and how USA and the Russian Federation are emerging as the next superpowers.
  • August 12, 2010 Kanaka Maoli flag Flag of Japan Honolulu, Hawaii: Today, King Quentin I of Hawaii, made an official visit to Japan, he will later visit Alaska.
  • August 9, 2010 Copy of United States of America Central Baltimore, USA: USA marks the 65th anniversary to the 1945 atomic bombing of Baltimore.
  • August 6, 2010 Copy of United States of America Central Philadelphia, USA: USA marks the 65th anniversary of the 1945 atomic bombing of Philadelphia. The German Empire, which perpetrated the attack, upsets survivors by not sending an ambassador due to "scheduling reasons" this time, though Italy and the Japan send representatives for the first time.


  • July 28, 2010 Flag of Pakistan Islamabad, Pakistan: Airblue Flight 202 crashes near Islamabad, killing all 152 people on board in the deadliest air disaster in Pakistani history.
  • July 28, 2010 Flag of the United Nations New York, USA: The O.N. Security Council has resolved the sending of peacekeepers and international observers to Oceania to guarantee the order and the safety during the carrying out the independence referendum, next August 11. The peacekeepers will be composed by troops of approximately 10 countries, includes Chile, United States, Australia, Germany, France, and others.
  • July 24, 2010 WaldeckflagDuisburg, Germany: At least 20 people are killed and 100 others injured in a stampede at the Love Parade music festival in Duisburg, Germany.
  • July 19, 2010 Flag of Greece (1822-1978) Athens, Greece: Greek investigative journalist Sokratis Giolias is fatally shot in Athens, becoming the first reporter assassinated in Greece since 1985.
  • July 12, 2010 648px-Flag of India CV West Bengal, India: Two trains collide in West Bengal, India, killing more than 60 people and injuring over 160 others.
  • July 11, 2010 Flag of Sweden Aland Islands, Sweden: Divers uncover a store of champagne, believed to be the world's oldest, off the coast of the Åland Islands.
  • July 10, 2010 Flag of the Empire of Vietnam (1945) Hue, Empire of Vietnam: Typhoon Conson makes landfall near Hai Phong, Vietnam, after devastating the Philippines, leaving at least 72 people dead.
  • July 9, 2010 BP announces that it has temporarily halted the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
  • July 8, 2010 Flag of Iran Tehran, Iran: At least 27 people are killed in a bomb attack in Zahedan, Iran, believed to be revenge for the execution of Jundallah leader Abdolmalek Rigi.
  • July 6, 2010 A total solar eclipse occurs over much of the Pacific Ocean.
  • FIFA 2010 World Cup logo Johannesburg, South Africa: The FIFA World Cup concludes with Spain defeating the Netherlands 1–0 in extra time.
  • July 5, 2010 Flag of Pakistan Islamabad, Pakistan: A suicide attack in the Mohmand Agency, Pakistan, kills 104 people and injures more than 100 others.
  • July 4, 2010 Flag of Switzerland Geneva, Switzerland: The United States and Germany exchange prisoners accused of spying, in one of the largest "spy swaps" since the Cold War.
  • July 2, 2010 Flag of Pakistan Pakistan: A suicide bomb in Pakistan's tribal areas near the Afghanistan border kills at least 50.


  • Flag of Brazil (1968-1992) Brazil: Floods cause the deaths of at least 44 people and the disappearance of hundreds more in northeastern Brazil.
  • Flag of GabonBrazzanville, United States of Germanic Africa: At least 76 people are killed and 745 others injured after a train derails in the Republic of Congo.
  • Flag of Colombia Bogota, Colombia: Social Party of National Unity co-leader Juan Manuel Santos is elected President of Colombia.
  • Flag of Japan Widespread flooding throughout southern China and Japanese China kills at least 132 people, leaving at least 80 missing and thousands displaced.
  • Flag of Sweden Stockholm, Sweden: Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden and Daniel Westling marry at a ceremony in Stockholm.
  • Flag of Portugal Lisbon, Portugal: Nobel Prize-winning Portuguese author José Saramago dies at the age of 87.
  • Flag of France Var, France: Heavy rainfall in the Var, France, kills at least 25 people during the region's worst floods since 1827.
  • Waldeckflag Peenemünde, Germany: Valkyria TMA-19, carrying three members of the Expedition 24 crew, launches on the one-hundredth flight to the Valkyria Space Station.
  • Flag of the United Kingdom London, United Kingdom: The Saville Inquiry into Bloody Sunday finds that the British Army was "unjustified" in shooting 27 civilians in 1972.

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