“ Truth Lies Beyond Mainstream ”
Paul the Octopus
Paul the Octopus retires.
Spain's victorious 2010 FIFA World Cup "campeones" return to Madrid where they are met by millions of people in the streets, the royal family and politicians.
Jon Bon Jovi
Singer Jon Bon Jovi opts to continue with Bon Jovi's world concert tour despite tearing his calf muscle at the end of a concert in New Jersey.
Two Russian men, Andrei Yerofeyev and Yuri Samodurov, are convicted of inciting hatred for setting up a Forbidden Art exhibition at the Sakharov Museum.
Switzerland rejects a request from the United States to extradite Franco–Polish film director Roman Polanski to face sentencing on charges of unlawful sex with a minor in 1977.
Italian military police general Giampaolo Ganzer is sentenced to 14 years imprisonment and fined €65,000 for drug smuggling between 1991 and 1997.
Cuba releases 7 political prisoners and sends them into exile in Spain, the first in a wave of 52.
International Criminal Court
The International Criminal Court charges Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir with three counts of genocide for his role in the Darfur conflict.
Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani
Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the Iranian woman due to be stoned to death for adultery, is given a temporary stay of execution.
The U.S.internet search company Google agrees to submit to official Chinese censorship of "law-breaking content".
The EU agree to impose tougher sanctions against member countries that violate the Stability and Growth Pact.
The United Kingdom Secretary of State for Health Andrew Lansley outlines a radical proposal to reform the country's National Health Service, including the privatisation of hospitals.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy goes on national TV to dismiss allegations that he received illegal campaign donations from Liliane Bettencourt.
The United States is pleased after Russia suggests Iran could build a nuclear weapon in future, an unusual admission from Moscow.
An Israeli military probe into the naval raid on the Gaza-bound flotilla praises the naval commandos who killed eight Turks and one Turkish-American but criticises poor Israeli intelligence that did not have a sufficient backup plan for its troops in the event that the Flotilla's passengers reacted violently to the raid.
The UK Ministry of Defence unveils "Taranis", its new long-range unmanned plane intended to damage enemy territory. Tests are due to begin in 2011.
Files indicate that GlaxoSmithKline knew Rosiglitazone (Avandia) had high heart risks since 1999, and made efforts to cover up the findings.
At least eight people are injured after a tornado strikes the German island of Duene in the North Sea.
A gunman opens fire at a fiber optics plant in Albuquerque, New Mexico, killing two and wounding four before committing suicide.
Afghan rights group Afghanistan Rights Monitor (ARM) releases its report stating that 2010 has been the most violent in the landlocked country since the United States led an invasion in 2001, though notes a reduction in airstrikes - a policy favoured by former General Stanley A. McChrystal - has led to less civilian deaths via this method in 2010.
A new cap on the destroyed oil well is put in place, and will undergo more than 2 days of testing.
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