“ Truth Lies Beyond Mainstream ”
Emirates Air Line
The Emirates Air Line gondola lift opens in London.
Google vice president Sundar Pichai officially claims that Google Chrome is the most used web browser in the world.
House of Representatives
The United States House of Representatives holds Attorney-General Eric Holder in contempt for his perceived obstruction of the Congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious. Most House Republicans and 17 Democrats approve the decision.
British Prime Minister David Cameron says the management of Barclays faces "serious questions" about its role in distorting key interest rates to rig international markets.
The BBC uncovers files showing that Raymond Mawby, a Conservative Minister during the 1960s, passed information to Czechoslovak agents in exchange for money.
A New Zealand court rules that search warrants used to raid the home of Kim Dotcom, founder of MegaUpload, in connection to alleged copyright infringement were invalid.
The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal acquits Radovan Karadžić of one of two genocide counts.
United States Supreme Court
The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, including the requirement for citizens to acquire health care by 2014.
South Korea announces it will sign a military pact with Japan to encourage sharing of sensitive military intelligence.
Metropolitan Police Service
The Metropolitan Police Service's extradition unit delivers a notice to WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange at Ecuador's London embassy.
Vice President of Iran Mohammad-Reza Rahimi delivers an anti-Semitic speech at a United Nations conference on the illegal drug trade saying that a central Jewish text, the Talmud, was responsible for the spread of illegal drugs around the world; his speech draws condemnation from U.N. and the European Union diplomats.
Both main rail lines connecting England and Scotland are closed after the tracks are blocked by landslides.
A man is killed as torrential rain causes widespread flooding across England. The storms also force the Olympic torch relay to be halted briefly.
The United Nations expresses concern over the historical city of Timbuktu.
Eurozone leaders hold an emergency meeting on assistance to Spain and Italy.
The Wall Street Journal
"The Wall Street Journal" reports that the board of News Corporation has agreed to split the company into two businesses for publishing and entertainment.
The share price of Barclays bank plunges by 17 per cent after it was hit with a record fine for distorting key interest rates to rig international markets.
At least 14 people are killed and more than 50 wounded in a series of car bomb attacks in Iraq.
In Pakistan, a bomb in Quetta explodes next to a bus carrying Shias, killing 10 and leaving 30 injured.
The Taliban releases a video of 17 decapitated Pakistani soldiers.
Syrian uprising (2011–present)
An explosion occurs in the carpark of the Palace of Justice in Damascus, wounding at least 3 people.
Turkey sends rocket launchers and anti-aircraft guns to its border with Syria following the downing of a Turkish military plane last week.
Mexican drug war
Mexican Drug War: A kidnapped Mexican mayor is found tortured and killed in the state of Oaxaca.
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