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Events 2009   Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
Events in September 2009

Sep. 1 Fiji is suspended from the Commonwealth for failing to meet a deadline to make progress towards establishing democracy.
J.S. Tissainayagam is chosen the first winner of the Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism by the Global Media Forum and the U.S. branch of Reporters Without Borders. Full Story
Sep. 2 Meet Oliver, the first baby in the world born using a new egg-screening technique, array comparative genomic hybridisation, is unveiled by British scientists in London.
At least 32 persons are killed as a 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocks Indonesia. Full Story
Sep. 3 Iran to have first woman Cabinet Minister after Parliament gives approval for nomination of Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi as Health Minister. Nod for Ahmad Vahidi as Defence Minister, Manouchehr Mottaki as Foreign Minister and Mostafa Mohammad Najjar as Interior Minister. Full Story
China approves first A (H1N1) flu vaccine named Panflu.1 produced by domestic pharmaceutical company Sinovac. Full Story
Russia and India have defied dictum that “there are no permanent friends but only permanent interests,” says the President Pratibha Patil during talks with her Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev at the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow. Full Story
Michael Jackson laid to rest in California two months after his death.
Sep. 4 “India's relationship with Russia stood on its own and will not be affected by its relationship with other countries,” says the President Pratibha Patil after talks with the Russian Premier Vladimir Putin at the White House in Moscow. Full Story
At least 90 people are killed after a NATO air strike involving 500 pound bombs destroys two fuel trucks hijacked by the Taliban in Char Dhara district in Kunduz province in Afghanistan. Full Story
Two Indian priests of Pashupatinath temple in Nepal, Raghavendra Bhatta and Girish Bhatta are attacked by Maoists. Full Story
Sep. 6 Four Uighur teenagers are detained by the Chinese police for a spate of syringe attacks in the Muslim majority Xinjiang region. Full Story
President Pratibha Patil arrives in Tajikistan, becoming in the process the first Indian head of state to visit the Central Asian Republic. Full Story
Sep. 7 Taiwan's Prime Minster Liu Chao-shiuan resigns following criticism of the way the government tackled Typhoon Morakot that left 600 dead.
Three youth of Pakistani origin are convicted of plotting to blow up U.S.-bound flights leaving Heathrow airport in Britain in August 26. Full Story
The President Pratibha Patil calls for proactive steps to deal with terrorism, extremism and fundamentalism during talks with her Tajik counterpart Emomali Rahmon in Dushanbe. Full Story
Sep. 11 Gertrude Baines (115), the world's oldest person dies in Los Angeles.
Sep. 12 The former President of Taiwan, Chen Shui-bian and his wife Wu Shu-chen are jailed for life for corruption. Full Story
Juan Almeida Bosque (82) Cuban Vice-President and a comrade-in-arms of Fidel Castro dies of a heart attack. Full Story
Lebanon, an Israeli film bags the Golden Lion at the 66th Venice Film Festival. An Iranian film Zanan Bedoone Mardan (Women Without Men) bags the Silver Lion. Colin Firth gets the best actor award in Tom Ford's A Single Man and Ksenia Rappoport is given the best woman actor award for her role in the Italian film La Doppia Ora. Full Story
Sep. 14 Three persons convicted of plotting to blow up U.S.-bound flights leaving Heathrow airport are jailed for life. Full Story
The world's most famous mountain gorilla Titus, aka the Gorilla King dies at the Rwandan national parks.
Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, a top Al-Qaeda leader in Somalia is killed in a U.S. raid.
Sep. 15 The jailed Iraqi television reporter Muntadhar Al-Zeidi who grabbed headlines after throwing his shoe at the former U.S. President George Bush on December 14, 2008 is freed. Full Story
The United States Food and Drug Administration approves a swine flu vaccine. Full Story
Sep. 16 Yukio Hatoyama is appointed Japan's Prime Minister. Hirohisa Fujii is named Finance Minister and Katsuya Okada becomes Foreign Minister. Naoto Kan is appointed Minister in charge of New National Strategy Bureau. Full Story
Israeli armed forces in their three-week war in Gaza earlier this year, deliberately targeted civilians using disproportionate force, which amounts to international war crimes concludes a U.N. report. Full Story
Pakistan books Hafiz Saeed, founder-leader of the Lashkar-e-Taiba/Jamat-ud-Dawah who masterminded the Mumbai terrorist attacks under the Anti-Terrorism Act. Full Story
Sep. 17 The U.S. President Barack Obama shelves a Bush-era plan for an Eastern European missile defence plan. Full Story
Sep. 18 A suicide car bomb attack kills 33 persons in Pakistan.
Sep. 20 30 Rock is named the best comedy for the third straight year at the 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. AMC's Mad Men wins best drama for the second straight year. Full Story
Sep. 21 The Lahore police confine Hafiz Saeed, founder-leader of the Lashkar-e-Taiba/Jamat-ud-Dawa to his house. Full Story
France's former Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin goes on trial on charges of plotting to smear his arch-rival Nicolas Sarkozy and wreck his presidential bid in 2004.
The deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya returns home and seeks asylum in the Brazilian embassy in the capital Tegucigalpa. Full Story
The former U.S. President, Jimmy Carter, is presented the Mahatma Gandhi Global Non-violence Award at the James Madison University Virginia. Full Story
Sep. 22 “The journey is hard. And we don't have much time left to make it,” says the U.S. President Barack Obama at the U.N. Climate Change Summit in New York. Full Story
Irina Bokova, Bulgaria's former Foreign Minister becomes the first woman to head UNESCO. Full Story
Sep. 24 World powers adopt a landmark resolution seeking to rid the planet of nuclear arms at an unprecedented U.N. Security Council summit chaired by U.S. President Barack Obama. Full Story
Scientists report a “breakthrough” in the quarter century fight against HIV AIDS after an experimental vaccine cuts risk of infection in humans.
Sep. 25 The G20 is designated a “premier forum” for future discussion of international economic issues. The grouping agrees to effect a 5 per cent shift in the IMF quota share. Mechanism for peer review of each other's policy frameworks and performance. Full Story
The stimulus measures to tackle the financial crisis should continue till normality is restored to the global economy, says the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, at the G20 summit plenary session in Pittsburgh, Pennysylvania the U.S. Full Story
The former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert goes on trial on graft charges. Full Story
Sep. 26 At least 16 persons are killed and 100 wounded in suicide car bombings in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province. Full Story
Tropical Storm Ketsana dumps nearly a month's worth of rain (34.1 cm) in six hours on the Philippines capital Manila. Full Story
Sep. 27 The German Chancellor Angela Merkel wins a second four-year term. Her rightwing coalition wins a comfortable majority. Full Story
Sep. 28 Iran testfires long-range missiles. The Shahab-3 and Sajjil rockets can reach Israel. Full Story
Sep. 29 At least 150 people are killed as a tsunami triggered by an earthquake flattens villages in the South Pacific islands of Samoa and American Samoa. Full Story
Sep. 30 At least 1,100 people are feared killed after a 7.6 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia's Sumatra island. The coastal city of Padang bears the brunt. Full Story
Peru's Supreme Court sentences former President Alberto Fujimori to six years in jail for wiretapping opponents and paying bribes to lawmakers during his rule from 1990 to 2000.
Guy Laliberte, the Canadian billionaire who founded the Cirque du Soleil becomes the first clown in space following his liftoff to the International Space Station from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Full Story

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