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Events in June 2010

Jun. 2 Japan’s Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama resigns over the issue of letting a U.S. base remain in Okinawa prefecture. Full Story
Twelve persons are killed as Derrick Bird, a taxi driver goes on a shooting spree in Lake District, London before turning the gun on himself. Full Story
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai escapes bid on life after a three-member Taliban suicide squad targets a peace meet in Kabul. Full Story
Jun. 3 To test endurance during a simulated 520-day return flight to mars, six researchers are locked up inside a mock spacecraft built near Moscow where they will spend the next 18 months.
At least 100 people, mostly women and children, are killed in a fire in the old part of Dhaka. Full Story
Anthony Hill, an African American is shot dead and his body dragged for several kilometres in Newberry County in Central South Carolina, the U.S. Full Story
Sir Paul McCatney is awarded the Gershwin Prize, the highest American award for popular song. Full Story
Jun. 4 Naoto Kan is elected Japanese Prime Minister. Full Story
Indian-American Anamika Veeramani wins the Scripps National Spelling Bee contest. Full Story
Jun. 5 Israeli troops take control of MV Rachel Corrie, an Irish flagged aid ship bound for Gaza. Full Story
Jun. 6 The 160-metre Capital Gate tower in Abu Dhabi is recognised as the “furthest leaning man-made tower in the world by Guinness World Records.” Full Story
Jun. 7 “Prague is today an active participant in the making of a new Europe”, says the Vice Prepsident Hamid Ansari visiting the Czech Republic. Full Story
Jun. 8 India and the Czech Republic sign three agreements. A Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation is set up. Full Story
Jun. 9 The Dutch cast ballots in parliamentary polls. Full Story
The U.N. imposes fresh sanctions against Iran. Full Story
India and Croatia sign two pacts on cooperation in Health and Medicine and on Cultural exchange in Zagreb. Full Story
American novelist Barbara Kingsolver’s The Lacuna wins the year’s £30,000 Orange Prize for fiction, Britain’s highly-regarded literary honour for women writers. Full Story
Jun. 10 At least 37 persons are killed and 400 wounded in clashes between ethnic Kyrgyz and Uzbek groups in Kyrgyzstan. Full Story
Jun. 11 The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s Moscow summit approves rules for admitting new members from the Asia-Pacific region. Full Story
Jun. 12 The Symphony Orchestra of India, the nation’s first such professional body makes international debut at the Fifth Festival of World’s Symphony Orchestras in Moscow. Full Story
Jun. 13 The first results from Belgium’s general election confirm a breakthrough for Flemish separatists. Full Story
Iran, Pakistan finalise gas pipeline deal. Full Story
Jun. 14 U.S. geologists discover $ 1 trillion worth of untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan. Full Story
Jun. 15 The toll in Kyrgyzstan ethnic strife touches 170. Lakhs fleeing homes. Uzbekistan closes border. Full Story
Swiss MPs approve fax deal with with the U.S.
British troops fired without provocation killing 13 persons on January 30, 1972 (Bloody Sunday) in Londonderry, Northern Ireland at a rights march, says probe panel. Full Story
Jun. 16 British Petroleum agrees to pay $ 20 billion into an oil spill fund. Full Story
Jun. 17 Canada could have averted the Kanishka air tragedy on June 23, 1985 in which 329 people died, says probe panel. Full Story
An Australian teenager is arrested in a Melbourne suburb for the January 2 murder of Indian student Niting Garg. Full Story
Swiss Parliament backs a tax treaty crucial to the future of UBS AG, the country’s biggest bank.
The European Union approves sanctions that target Iran’s key energy sector. Full Story
Jun. 18 Pakistani-American terror suspect Faisal Shahzad is indicted by a grand fury in the U.S. District Court of Manhattan in the botched Times Square car bombing. Full Story
Jun. 20 Poles cast ballots in snap presidential polls.
Iran hangs Abdolmalek Rigi leader of the Pakistan-based Jundallah group for violent incidents in the country. Full Story
China announces a floating currency exchange rate to keep the yuan stable. Full Story
Jun. 21 Pakistan-born American Faisal Shahzad pleads guilty to the Times Square car bomb bid 100 times. Full Story
Jun. 23 The U.S. President Barack Obama removes General Stanley McChristal as the top NATO commander in Afghanistan. Full Story
Jun. 24 Julia Gillard is sworn in Australia’s first woman Prime Minister. The incumbent Kevin Rudd quits after being toppled as leader of the ruling Labour Party. Full Story
France is paralysed by a general strike in protest against the government’s decision to revise the retirement age from 60 to 62. Full Story
India, Pakistan resume Composite Dialogue process, on hold since the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. Full Story
Alstom opens the largest rotor balancing facility in the world on the banks of the Tennessee River at Chattanooga,Tennessee, U.S. Full Story
Jun. 25 India joins the Thirty Metre Telescope project, the next generation astronomical observatory that will be located on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Full Story
India joins the Financial Action Task Force, a global body that chalks out policies to counter financial frauds. Full Story
The Maldives Cabinet resigns after a standoff with the Opposition. Full Story
The U.S. arrests a couple and nine other members of an alleged Russian spy ring in the last three days.
Jun. 26 The G8 summit in Canada renews its ban on the sale of enrichment and reprocessing technology to India. Full Story
Jun. 27 The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh warns against a double dip recession at the G20 Summit in Toronto, Canada. Full Story
Guineans cast ballots in the West African nation’s first democratic election since independence in 1958. Full Story
Kyrgyzstan voters approve a new Constitution in a referendum backing radical changes from a presidential to a parliamentary form of government. Full Story
India and Canada sign a civil nuclear cooperation agreement in Toronto. Full Story
G-20 leaders agree on a timetable for cutting deficits. Full Story
Joint declaration welcomes resumption of India-Pakistan talks. Full Story
Jun. 28 India and Japan begin talks on civil nuclear cooperation in Tokyo. Full Story
Jun. 29 China and Taiwan sign a historic pact – the Economic Cooperatioin Framework Agreement in the southwest Chinese city of Chongqing. Full Story
Jun. 30 Nepal’s Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal resigns after being at the helm for 13 months. Full Story
The U.S. House of Representatives passes bill to revamp the financial regulatory system. Full Story

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