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Events 2010   Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
Events in February 2010

Feb. 1 The U.S. President Barack Obama unveils a $ 3.83 trillion budget. Full Story
At least 46 persons one killed and over 122 injured as a woman suicide bomber detonates an explosives belt while walking among a group of pilgrims on their way to Karbala in Iraq. Full Story
Feb. 2 India and Hungary ink an oil and gas exploration pact. A Social Security Agreement also signed. Full Story
Feb. 3 Twentythree persons are killed and 147 injured as a blast rips through a crowd of Shia pilgrims on the outskirts of Karbala, Iraq. Full Story
Feb. 4 India and the U.K. agree on the text of a civil nuclear cooperation deal to be signed soon. Full Story
Feb. 5 At least 25 persons are killed and 40 injured in two blasts targeting the Shia community in Karachi, Pakistan. Full Story
At least 27 persons are killed and 56 wounded in yet another bombing targeting Shia pilgrims in Karbala. Full Story
A landmark deal is clinched by Northern Ireland’s major political parties, the Democratic Unionist Party and Sinn Fein paving the way for grant of full autonomy to the province envisaged in the 1998 Good Friday agreement. Full Story
Feb. 6 Australia, China sign a record $ 60-billion coal deal.
British arms company, the BAE Systems, at the centre of a worldwide bribery scandal, is to pay $ 286 million in fines to the U.S. and U.K. authorities. Full Story
Feb. 7 Ukrainians cast ballots in the bitterly fought presidential run off. Full Story
Laura Chinchilla is elected the first woman President of Costa Rica by a landslide.
Feb. 8 Sri Lanka’s former Army Chief and Opposition presidential candidate General (Retired) Sarath Forseka detained for committing “militant offences”. Full Story
Viktor Yanukovych wins Ukraine presidential polls narrowly beating Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Full Story
Feb. 9 Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa dissolves Parliament. Full Story
Iran begins higher grade enrichment of uranium at its Natanz atomic facility. Full Story
China fails for five years Tan Zuoren, a high profile activist, who was probing the deaths of school children in the May 2008 Sichuan earthquake that claimed 90,000 lives. Full Story
Feb. 10 Sri Lanka Parliament polls to be held on April 8. Full Story
Feb. 11 Flamboyant British fashion designer Alexandar McQueen is found dead at his home in Central London.
Iran, a “nuclear state”, says the President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at a mammoth rally in Tehran. Full Story
Feb. 12 Podila Gopi Kumar an Indian-American professor and two others are killed after Amy Bishop, a neurobiologist opens fire at faculty meeting at the University of Alabama at Huntsville. Three suffer injuries. Full Story
Tin Oo, the Vice-Chairman of the National League for Democracy is set free by the Myanmar junta. Full Story
Feb. 13 U.S.- led troops launch Operation Mushtarak in Taliban stronghold Marjah, a town in the Central Helmand River valley in southern Afghanistan. Full Story
Alabansa University neurobiologist Army Bishop is charged with capital murder. She had shot dead brother Seth Bishop in 1986. Full Story
Feb. 14 Viktor Yamukovych is officially declared winner in the Ukrainian presidential polls. Full Story
Feb. 15 Two commuter trains collide leaving 18 persons dead in Halle near Brussels. Full Story
Feb. 18 A low-flying small plane crashes into a seven storeyed building that houses an office of the Federal Tax Agency in Austin, Texas.
Mohammad Haqqani a son of veteran Afghan guerrilla commander, killed in a U.S. missile strike in Pakistan’s North Waziristan ethnic Paghtun tribal region.
Feb. 19 At least 41 persons are killed and 76 injured in the Central Moroccan city of Meknes following the collapse of the minaret of the 18th Century Bab Berdieyinne mosque.
Roman Polanski wins the best director award (Silver Bear) at the both Berlin Film Festival for his political thriller, The Ghost writer. The Golden Bear is bagged by a Turkish family drama Bal (Honey) by director Semih Kaplanoglu.
Feb. 20 Kathryn Bigelow’s Iraq war movie The Hurt Locker sweeps the BAFTAs picking up six gongs out of eight. She was nominated for. Colin Firth wins the best actor award (A Single Man) and Carey Mulligan bag the best actress prize (An Education).
At least 27 Afghan civilians are killed in a NATO air strike in Uruguay Province. Full Story
At least 42 persons are killed and more than 120 people injured in mud and rockslides in the Portuguese Island of Madeira. A month’s rainfall recorded in eight hours. Full Story
Feb. 21 Two Sikhs kidnapped for ransom a month earlier are beheaded by the Taliban in Pakistan’s North-West Frontier Province. Full Story
Feb. 22 A Delaware grand jury indicts a paediatrician Dr. Earl Bradley of Lewes with 471 counts of general crimes against 103 children. He was arrested in December. Full Story
Feb. 23 Abdolmalek Rigi, leader of Jundallah, a high-profile anti-Iran militant group is arrested after authorities forced his plane to land at the southern Fort city of Bandar Abbas. Full Story
‘Bloom Box’ a much-awaited energy venture is unveiled by Indian-American rocket scientist K.R. Sridhar in California. Full Story
An oil spill is triggered in Italy after saboteurs set off the look from an abandoned refinery near Fe town of Monza. Full Story
The head of the Pakistan-based Jundallah group Abdolmaalek Rigi is held after by flight from Dubai to Bishket is forced to land in east Iran. Full Story
Feb. 24 Dawn Brancheau, a trainer at The Sea World USA Marine Park, Orlando is drowned by a 12,000 pound killer whale Tilikum during the famous Shamu Whale Show.
Feb. 25 Victor Yanukovych is sworn in Ukraine’s President. Full Story
Feb. 26 Six Indians and 10 others are killed in coordinated suicide attacks by the Taliban at two hotels in the Afghanistan capital Kabul. Tabla player Nawab Khan part of an ICCR troupe and Major Jotin Laishram, a gifted doctor among dead. Full Story
Thailand’s Supreme Court rules that nearly $1.4 billion worth of frozen assets belonging to the deposed Prime Minister Thaksin Shinwatra be seized. Full Story
The first African-American White House Secretary Desiree Rogers resigns. Full Story
Feb. 28 The tsunami triggered by the Chile earthquake hits Japan’s main islands and the shores of Russia. It hits the U.S. State of Hawaii a full 16 hours after the temblor. Full Story
India and Saudi Arabia sign an Extradition Treaty and the Agreement for the Transfer of Sentenced Persons in Riyadh after talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz. A Riyadh Declaration also intend. Full Story
At least 60 persons are killed in Europe after being battered by storm Xynthia. Full Story


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