“ Truth Lies Beyond Mainstream ”
Rwanda prepares for a presidential election, its second since the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.
Protesters in Potosí, Bolivia, strengthen an anti-government protest by starting a hunger strike and cutting rail links to Chile.
South Korea President
The President of South Korea Lee Myung-Bak replaces the Prime Minister of South Korea Chung Un-chan with Kim Tae-ho as part of a Cabinet reshuffle with seven other ministers also being replaced.
More than 1,000 journalists march through Mexico City in protest at the repeated killings and disappearances of their colleagues throughout Mexico.
Elena Kagan is sworn in as the fourth woman to sit on the Supreme Court of the United States.
Saudi Arabia delays shutting off Research in Motion's BlackBerry instant messaging system allowing for test of a system allowing the Government of Saudi Arabia to monitor user data.
Mohammad Mostafaei seeks asylum in Norway after his escape from Iran to Turkey by car, horse and foot.
18-year-old Ebrahim Hamidi is sentenced to death for sodomy in Iran, without legal representation after human rights lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei flees in the wake of the Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani case.
President of Mexico Felipe Calderón calls for a debate on the legalization of drugs.
Mordechai Vanunu, who spoke about Israel's nuclear ambitions to "The Sunday Times" in 1986 and was referred to as a "prisoner of conscience" by Amnesty International after Israel imprisoned him for that action, is released from prison again after serving three months for meeting foreigners, including his Norwegian girlfriend, in 2007. He requests that he be allowed to leave Israel.
President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai's senior adviser says the government has commenced talks with some Taliban leaders.
Cardinal Keith O'Brien who leads the Catholic Church in Scotland, defends the Scottish government's decision to release Abdelbaset al-Megrahi for humanitarian reasons and attacks the United States's "culture of vengeance" for trying to coerce Scottish ministers into "crawling like lapdogs".
New President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos and President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez agree to meet for talks on Tuesday, following a recent diplomatic disagreement.
Prime Minister of Iraq Nouri al-Maliki visits Irbil to talk with President of Kurdistan Massoud Barzani.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev arrives in Abkhazia on his first visit there since the territory declared independence from Georgia two years ago.
UK Border Agency
There is "significant concern" after an investigation into the UK Border Agency (UKBA) reveals abuse and racial manhandlement of asylum seekers by staff.
President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir says the "mandate" of the United Nations, African Union and international aid organisations in Darfur is to "support government authorities" and that expulsion is the other option.
Several countries evacuate staff from their embassies in Moscow due to the 2010 Russian wildfires including Germany, Austria, Poland and Canada,
There is a further cave-in at the mine near Copiapó, Chile where people have been working since Thursday to rescue 34 miners trapped underground; work is currently suspended in an incident that is rare in that part of the world.
Flash floods sweep across central Europe and the Baltic states, killing at least 15 people - 5 Czechs, 4 Lithuanians, 3 Germans, 3 Poles -, whilst 3 Czechs are also missing.
Food prices soar in Pakistan as the floods destroy one million acres of crops so far.
Landslips wreak further destruction in Pakistan: 28 corpses retrieved so far in 2 villages.
Torrential rains worsen the ongoing flood crisis across Pakistan, which has so far affected 14 million people, as rescue helicopters are forced to stay on the ground in the northwest of the country.
Severe flash floods
The death toll rises to 132 and injury toll is at least 400 as severe flash floods devastate Kashmir.
127 people are killed and 2,000 missing in landslides in Gansu Province, China, due to ongoing flooding.
Sarah, Duchess of York
It is revealed that Sarah, Duchess of York faces possible bankruptcy, which would make her the first Royal to suffer this.
Ads website Craigslist faces allegations of "pay to rape" underage prostitution after a letter is published in "The Washington Post".
Mark Papermaster, who engineered the Apple Inc. iPhone, leaves the company due to the antenna issues associated with the iPhone 4.
A bridegroom accidentally shoots dead three relations and injures eight others while celebrating with an AK-47 at his wedding in Akcagoze, Gaziantep in Turkey; the man has been detained.
The Anatolian Agency reports that two Turkish Army soldiers were killed in a roadside bomb explosion in Mardin Province near the Turkish border with Syria.
Israeli Prime Minister
Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu orders his attorney-general to find out who leaked embarrassing details about a feud among some of his generals, one of whom is trying to smear his rivals.
United States Representative Ron Klein calls for an investigation into American military aid to Lebanon to determine whether the Lebanese soldiers involved used American-supplied military equipment or received American-funded training.
The death toll of Saturday's explosion in Basra, Iraq, rises to 43, with the number of injured people being over 100. Police say the explosion was as a result of a power generator short-circuiting but other sources claim it was due to a car bomb.
At least 8 people are killed and 32 others injured during a car bomb outside a restaurant in Ramadi, Iraq.
North Korea detains a South Korean fishing boat with four South Koreans and three Chinese on board.
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