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Events in September 2010

Sep. 2 The Israelis and the Palestinians begin direct peace talks in Washington. Full Story
An oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico explodes off Louisinia and a mile-long oil sheen is said to be spreading. Full Story
Sep. 3 India and South Korea sign landmark memoranda of understanding on defence, in Seoul. Full Story
Sixty persons are killed and more than 200 injured in a suicide attack on a Shia procession in Quetta, Pakistan. Full Story
Sep. 4 A 7 magnitude earthquake devastates New Zealand. Full Story
Sep. 5 Basque separatist group ETA declares a ceasefire in its bloody 42-year campaign for a homeland independent of Spain. Full Story
Israel names Major General Yoav Galant its next military chief. Full Story
Sep. 6 Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame is sworn in for a second term at the capital Kigali. Full Story
Nineteen persons are killed in a suicide bomb attack on a police station in Lakki Marwat, a district in Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa, Pakistan. Full Story
Sep. 7 Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard wins a 17-day political marathon to lead a minority government in a hung Parliament. Full Story
A general strike against pension reforms throws life out of gear in France. Full Story
Eighteen persons are killed in a blast that rips through the police lines in Kohat, a cantonment town in Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa, Pakistan. Full Story
Officials hoist a 70 foot steel column salvaged from the rubble after the September 11 2001 attack on the World Trade Center at ground zero in New York. Full Story
Japan detains a Chinese ship captain Zhan Qixiong after accusing him of ramming his fishing trawler against two patrol vessels near a disputed area in the East China Sea.
Sep. 8 The Sri Lankan Parliament approves amendments to the 1978 Constitution, including lifting the two-terms limit on the post of President. Full Story
Sep. 9 At least 17 people are killed and more than 140 injured in a suicide car bomb attack in Russia’s violent-turn North Caucasus region. Full Story
Hyundai Motor unveils BlueOn, South Korea’s first full-speed electric car in the capital Seoul. Full Story
Sep. 10 India commits wide-ranging aid to Laos after talks between Presidents Pratibha Patil and Choumally Sayasone in Vientiane. Full Story
Sep. 11 The former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is allocated Foreign Ministry. Wayne Swan is Deputy Prime Minister and Stephen Smith gets Defence. Full Story
Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere bags the Golden Lion Prize at the 67th Venice Film Festival. The Silver Lion for best director goes to Alex de la Iglesia for Balada triste de Trompeta (A Sad Trumpet Ballad). Full Story
Sep. 12 Turkish voters back a package to reform the Constitution in a referendum. Full Story
Sep. 15 Russia and Norway sign The Treaty on Maritime Delimitation and Cooperation in the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean, in the Russian seaport of Murmansk. Full Story
Egypt announces the discovery of a 2,800 year old burial chamber which belongs to the priest Karakhamun from 25th Dynasty. Full Story
Sep. 16 Four high-ranking leaders of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge government are indicted for “crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide”. Full Story
Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Edinburgh beginning the first-ever state visit by a Pope to Britain. Full Story
Sep. 17 Twentyfive persons are killed in a blast at a police station in Batticaloa district, Sri Lanka. Full Story
A court marshal recommends a three-year jail term for former Sri Lankan Army Chief Sarath Fonseka. Full Story
Sep. 18 Afghanistan holds crucial parliamentary polls despite a string of rocket attacks. Full Story
Philippe Croizon, a Frenchman and quadruple amputee swims across the English Channel using leg prosthes that have flippers attached. Full Story
Sep. 19 China suspends contacts with Japan. Full Story
Two car bomb blasts leave 29 persons dead and 111 injured in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. Full Story
Hung House in Sweden after parliamentary polls. Full Story
Sep. 20 European leaders offer $ 1.3 billion on the first day of a three-day summit on the Millennium Development Goals at the United Nations, New York. Full Story
Fredrik Reinfeldt is re-elected Swedish Prime Minister. Full Story
Sir Mota Singh, the United Kingdom’s first Sikh and Asian Judge receives the Pride of India Award 2009 instituted by the India International Foundation, in London. Full Story
Sep. 22 A bomb blast at a military parade leaves 10 persons killed and 57 injured in the Iranian city of Mahabad. Full Story
Sep. 23 The 2010 World Statesman Award is presented in absentia to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New York. Full Story
Sep. 24 Teresa Lewis (41) is executed by lethal injection at Greensville Correctional Centre in Jarratt in Virginia. Full Story
A U.S. court sentences Pakistani neuro-scientist Aafia Siddiqui to 86 years in prison for shooting at American soldiers in Afghanistan. Full Story
Sep. 25 Japan frees a Chinese boat captain held a fortnight ago for ramming the vehicle on to Japanese Coast Guard vessels off the Diaoyu Islands in the East China sea. Full Story
Chocolate maker Georges Larnicol sails his 3.5 metre-long 1.2-tonne boat made of chocolate in Concarneau Port, Western France. Full Story
Sep. 26 A boat named ‘Irene’ carrying Jewish activists sets sail from Cyprus for Gaza. Full Story
Sep. 27 Russia, China sign a series of commercial and political deals. Full Story
Balaji Sadasivan (55), Singapore’s Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs dies of cancer. Full Story
Construction work resumes in West Bank as Israel does not extend the 10-month freeze. Full Story
Sep. 28 About 1,000 people are feared killed after a hillside collapses in southern Mexico, burying up to 300 homes. Full Story
North Korea’s Kim Jong Il names his youngest son Kim Jong-un vice-chairman of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea’s central military commission. Full Story
Sep. 29 Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa approves a 30-month rigorous jail term for the former Army chief Sarath Fonseka. Full Story

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