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Singer George Michael is arrested on suspicion of being unfit to drive.
Singer Cheryl Cole is diagnosed with malaria after fainting.
Men At Work
Men at Work are forced to give away 5% of their "Down Under" royalties after a Sydney court rules they plagiarised a flute solo from "Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree".
Sierra Leonean writer Olufemi Terry wins the Caine Prize for African Writing.
Khan Shatyry Entertainment Center
The Khan Shatyry Entertainment Center, which features the tallest tent in the world, opens to the public in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Rupert Murdoch takes a share in a rival to Aljazeera.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives in Washington, D.C. for talks with President of the United States Barack Obama.
President of France Nicolas Sarkozy denies allegations of alleged illegal payments from France's richest woman, L'Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt.
United States government
The Federal government of the United States files a lawsuit against the U.S. state of Arizona in its bid to overturn its controversial immigration law.
Their national team
The Ghana national football team are to receive national awards after their success at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, while former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan writes of his heartbreak.
Bradley Manning is finally charged with leaking the Collateral Murder video to Wikileaks, along with other documents, after spending more than a month detained in Kuwait without charge.
3 people are killed in shooting at a McDonald's restaurant in Finland.
12 members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party and 3 Turkish soldiers are killed in clashes in southeast Turkey.
The head of the United Nations and African Union peacekeeping missions in the Darfur region of Sudan calls for the immediate lifting of restrictions on their movements.
An Egyptian bus driver shoots and kills six labourers and injures 12 who were travelling on a bus in Cairo.
The Israeli military announces it will charge an army sniper with the killing of two Palestinian women during the Gaza offensive.
Three people are killed in Srinagar, Kashmir after police shoot at people protesting at the fatal shooting of people by police.
Thailand extends a state of emergency in several provinces and in the capital Bangkok, and lifts the decree in a further five provinces.
Protesters try to enter the United Nations compound in Colombo, Sri Lanka, calling for the United Nations to abandon an inquiry into alleged human rights abuses in the final stages of the civil war between the government and Tamil rebels that ended last year. Staff are unable to leave until being assisted by Sri Lankan police.
Ameer Ullah Mehsud, a Taliban commander and one of the founders of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, is killed by the Pakistani army.
Somali Civil War
16 people are killed in clashes between rival factions in the capital Mogadishu.
East African leaders call for 20,000 troops to be deployed across Somalia to support the United Nations-backed Transitional Federal Government and for the United Nations to replace the African Union Mission to Somalia.
Australia celebrates indigenous culture for NAIDOC Week with the 2010 theme 'Unsung Heroes - Closing the Gap by Leading Their Way'.
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