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Zynga unveils "FarmVille 2".
Social network Facebook perturbs some of its users by making its @facebook.com email system the default contact shown on profiles without asking for permission.
The vice president of Colombia, Angelino Garzón, awakes from an induced coma following his ischemic stroke.
Yannis Stournaras is appointed as Greece's new finance minister.
Imprisoned U.S. serviceman Bradley Manning wins his battle against the U.S. government to account for the steps his prosecutors have taken to disclose to his lawyers evidence that could be crucial in his defence.
A boat carrying around 150 people capsizes 107 nautical miles north of Australia's Christmas Island.
Algo Centre Mall
Rescue efforts restart at Algo Centre Mall, after the Premier of Ontario, Dalton McGuinty, orders them resumed. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper asks the Canadian Forces to ready for deployment, if they should be needed.
Tropical Storm Leslie
Some areas of the state receive up to 25 in of rain.
Tropical Storm Debby nears the Gulf Coast of the Florida peninsula as flash floods cut off sections of Interstate 10 and Interstate 75 in the state.
Bhutan's four-century old Wangdue Phodrang Dzong, a ridge-top monastery, catches fire and is destroyed; however no relics were destroyed since the monastery was undergoing a renovation.
The city of Stockton, California's mediation with creditors fails, forcing the city to declare bankruptcy, making it the largest in the U.S. to do so.
University of Virginia
The University of Virginia reinstates President Teresa Sullivan after she was ousted without a formal vote earlier this month.
"The Stressful Life of Salman Rushdie and Implementation of his Verdict", an in-development video game designed to introduce the younger generations to "The Satanic Verses" controversy, is unveiled at a Tehran games expo.
The five members of the Spice Girls reunite to launch "Viva Forever!", a new West End musical based on their hit songs.
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Russo boycotts e-books in a bid to encourage people to buy from their local bookstores.
The top police chief of Sudan announces a violent crackdown on anti-government protests in the capital, Khartoum.
A fire breaks out on the fifth floor of the Syndicate of Journalists building in downtown Cairo.
A bomb explodes outside the Tunisian consulate in Libya; no casualties are reported.
Thousands of Muslim Rohingya people flee Burma following religious clashes with Buddhists.
Mexican drug war
Mexican Drug War: Armed men beat up and abduct Marcelo Ávila López, a candidate for the municipal presidency of Apaxtla, Guerrero, and politician of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).
Syrian uprising: Turkey officially requests backing from NATO allies after a Turkish fighter jet is shot down by Syrian air defenses.
Bahraini uprising: The government of Bahrain announces it will pay US$2.6 million to the relatives of 17 people who died in the revolt against the government.
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