Wednesday, December 2, 2009

  1. Rwanda becomes the first country to be declared landmine-free under the Ottawa Treaty.
  2. José Mujica  is elected President of Uruguay.
  3. Porfirio Lobo is elected President of Honduras in the first election since the 2009 Honduran constitutional crisis.
  4. In a referendum in Switzerland, voters approve a ban on the construction of minarets in the country.
  5. Rwanda is admitted under the Edinburgh criteria into the Commonwealth of Nations, becoming its second member without any formal historical ties to the United Kingdom.
  6. At least 26 people are killed after a bomb explodes under a train on the Moscow–Saint Petersburg Railway near Bologoye in Russia.
  7. Flash floods on the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia during the Hajj pilgrimage leave 83 people dead and more than 350 others missing.
  8. Even as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is yet to decide on his visit to Copenhagen for the climate change meet beginning next week, India will send an all-party team of Parliamentarians there...
  9.  The Madras High Court on Tuesday granted an injunction restraining Ocher Studios and Gemini Colour Lab from releasing the Tamil film Goa till December 11. Justice G. Rajasuria ordered notice to respondents ...
  10. ‘Golden Pen of Freedom’ prize presented to Najam Sethi

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