Return to home461 Nov 10,
Leo I the Great, Pope (440-61), died.
Nov 10, During the Hungarian-Turkish War (1444-1456), Sultan Murad
II beat the Crusaders in the Battle at Varna on the Black Sea.
(DoW, 1999, p.217)
1483 Nov 10, Martin Luther,
leader of the Protestant Reformation, was born in Eisleben, Germany.
He was a monk in the Catholic Church until 1517, when he founded the
Lutheran Church. He died in 1546.
(V.D.-H.K.p.163)(Voruta #27-28, Jul 1996,
p.10)(SFC, 7/21/97, p.A11)(AP, 11/10/97)
1493 Nov 10, Christopher
Columbus discovered Antigua during his second expedition.
1549 Nov 10, Pope Paul III,
born as Alessandro Farnese (b.1468), died. He was Pope of the Roman
Catholic Church from 1534 to his death.
1556 Nov 10, The Englishman
Richard Chancellor was drowned off Aberdeenshire on his return from
a second voyage to Russia.
1566 Nov 10, Robert Devereux,
2nd earl of Essex, cousin and lover of Elizabeth I, was born.
Nov 10, In the Battle at St. Denis the French government army faced
the Huguenots. Catholic duke François I of Condé (1530-1569) managed
to sustain his position against a numerically larger force of
Huguenots (French Protestants). The Huguenots had started a second
War of Religion in France with the Conspiracy of Meaux led by Condé
and Duke Anne of Montmorency (1493?-1567). Montmorency lost his life
at St. Denis.
(TL-MB, 1988, p.21)(DoW, 1999, p.390)
1630 Nov 10, In France there
was a failed palace revolution against Richelieu government.
1647 Nov 10, The all Dutch-held
area of New York was returned to English control by the treaty of
1668 Nov 10, Francois Couperin,
composer and organist (Concerts Royaux), was born in Paris, France.
1674 Nov 10, Dutch formally
ceded New Netherlands (NY) to English. [see 1664]
1683 Nov 10, George II, king of
England (1727-60), was born. [see Nov 10]
1697 Nov 10, William Hogarth,
English caricaturist, was born.
1730 Nov 10, Oliver Goldsmith,
playwright, was born. His work includes “She Stoops to Conquer."
1759 Nov 10, Johann Christoph
Friedrich von Schiller (d.1805), playwright, dramatist, historian
and poet, was born. "A beautiful soul has no other merit than its
own existence." [He was a friend of Goethe.] "Die Weltgeschichte ist
das Weltgericht." (The history of the world is the verdict of the
(WUD, 1994, p.1277)(AP, 8/2/98)(AP, 3/13/99)(HN,
1775 Nov 10, The US Marines
were organized under authority of the Continental Congress. Congress
commissioned Samuel Nicholas to raise two Battalions of Marines.
That very day, Nicholas set up shop in Philadelphia’s Tun Tavern. He
appointed Robert Mullan, then the proprietor of the tavern, to the
job of chief Marine Recruiter serving, of course, from his place of
business at Tun Tavern.
1782 Nov 10, In the last battle
of the American Revolution, George Rodgers Clark attacked Indians
and Loyalists at Chillicothe, in Ohio Territory.
1793 Nov 10, France outlawed
the forced worship of God.
1801 Nov 10, Samuel Gridley
Howe (d.1876), educator of the blind, was born. He was the husband
of Julia Ward Howe, author of the “Battle Hymn of the Republic."
(NH, 6/96, p.20)(HN, 11/10/00)
1801 Nov 10, Kentucky banned
1821 Nov 10, Andreas J Romberg
(54), German violinist and composer (Der Rabe), died.
1827 Nov 10, Alfred Howe Terry
(d.1890), Major General (Union volunteers), was born.
1834 Nov 10, HMS Beagle with
Charles Darwin sailed from Valparaiso.
1836 Nov 10, Charles Louis
Napoleon (1808-1873), nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte, failed in an
attempted coup at Strasbourg and was exiled to the US by the
government of Louis Philippe.
1861 Nov 10, Robert T.A. Innes,
astronomer (Proxima Centauri), was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Nov 10, Kingston, Ga., was burned as the first act of Sherman's
March to Sea. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman had made the city his
headquarters as he planned to lay waste the south over the next six
Nov 10, Captain Henry Wirz (b.1822), commandment of Camp Sumter,
Ga., (known as “Andersonville" by the North) was hanged outside
Washington, D.C., after being found guilty of war crimes.
(www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USACWwirz.htm)(AHHT, 10/02, p.22)
1866 Nov 10, William Thompson
(1824-1907), Irish-born Scottish professor, was knighted by Queen
Victoria as Sir William Thompson. On his ennoblement in 1892 in
honor of his achievements in thermodynamics, and of his opposition
to Irish Home Rule, he adopted the title Baron Kelvin of Largs.
1871 Nov 10,
Journalist-explorer Henry M. Stanley found missing Scottish
missionary David Livingstone in Central Africa at Ujiji near
Unyanyembe on Lake Tanganyika. Stanley delivered his famous
greeting: "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" Livingstone replied: "Yes,
and I feel thankful that I am here to welcome you." The two explored
Lake Tanganyika, but did not find the source of the Nile. When
Stanley left on March 14, 1872, he begged the doctor to return to
England with him, but Livingstone refused. He died in May 1873.
Stanley returned to Africa a year later, the first of many
subsequent African explorations.
(HFA, '96, p.42)(AP, 11/10/97)(HN, 11/10/98)(HNQ,
1879 Nov 10, Vachel Lindsay,
poet, was born. His work included “Rhymes to be Traded for Bread."
1879 Nov 10, Little Bighorn
participant Major Marcus Reno was caught window-peeping at the
daughter of his commanding officer--an offense for which he would be
1880 Nov 10, Jacob Epstein,
sculptor (Adam, Jacob & the Angel), was born.
1882 Nov 10, Frances Perkins,
first US woman cabinet member--Secretary of Labor, was born.
1885 Nov 10, Paul Daimler, son
of Gottlieb Daimler, became the first motorcyclist when he rode his
father's new invention on a round trip of six miles.
1887 Nov 10, Arnold Zweig,
German antifascist and author (Erziehung vor Verdun), was born.
1888 Nov 10, Andrej N. Tupelov,
Russian aircraft builder, was born.
1891 Nov 10, The 1st Woman's
Christian Temperance Union meeting was held in Boston.
1891 Nov 10, Granville T. Woods
patented an electric railway.
1891 Nov 10, J.N. Arthur
Rimbaud (b.1854), French poet and arms merchant (Saison en Enfer),
died in Marseille after doctors amputated his leg. In 1961 Enid
Starkie authored a biography. In 2000 Graham Robb authored
"Rimbaud." Rimbaud stopped writing poetry at age 21 and ended his
last years in Africa as an arms dealer. In 2008 Edmund White
authored “Rimbaud: The Double Life of a Rebel."
(WUD, 1994 p.1234)(HN, 10/20/00)(SFC, 2/12/02,
p.D3)(Econ, 10/11/08, p.115)
1895 Nov 10, John Knudsen
Northrop, aircraft designer (Northrop Air), was born.
Nov 10, A race riot in Wilmington, NC, left many blacks killed. A
vigilante group of armed supremacists forcibly removed the
Republican city leaders (both black and white) from office, and took
control, burning buildings and shooting blacks. Reports vary from a
coroner’s total of 14 to unconfirmed eyewitness reports claiming
scores of deaths.
1/22/02, p.A11)(AP, 11/28/09)
1905 Nov 10, Sailors revolted
in Kronstadt, Russia.
1909 Nov 10, Ludvig Schytte
(61), composer, died.
1911 Nov 10, President Taft
ended a 15,000-mile, 57-day speaking tour.
1911 Nov 10, Andrew Carnegie
formed the Carnegie Corp. for scholarly & charitable works.
1911 Nov 10, George Levick, a
surgeon and the medical officer on Scott's famous 1910-1913
expedition to the South Pole, wrote in Greek (translated here):
"This afternoon I saw a most extraordinary site [sic]. A Penguin was
actually engaged in sodomy upon the body of a dead white throated
bird of its own species. The act occurred a full minute, the
position taken up by the cock differing in no respect from that of
ordinary copulation, and the whole act was gone through down to the
final depression of the cloaca."
1911 Nov 10, The Imperial
government of China retook Nanking.
1913 Nov 10, Carmen Miranda,
singer and actress (4 Jills in a Jeep, Down Argentine Way), was
1914 Nov 10, George Gray, San
Francisco cement magnate, was shot to death by a quarry worker at
29th and Castro who was owed $17.50 in back wages. Joseph Lococo was
acquitted by reason of temporary insantiy. The Gray brothers’ rock
quarries had already cut into the east side of Telegraph Hill. Harry
Gray lived to 1937.
(SFC, 11/27/00, p.A18)(SFC, 2/22/14, p.C3)
1917 Nov 10, Forty-one US
suffragettes were arrested for picketing in front of the White
1917 Nov 10, The assault on
Flanders, begun July 11, finally ground to a halt. The British
Expeditionary Force (BEF) had suffered losses of 300,000 men and
German losses were around 200,000--for a total gain of four miles
and the occupation of Passchendaele. The battle was later described
by Edwin Campion Vaughan in “Some Desperate Glory" (1981).
(HN, 6/7/98)(HNQ, 11/2/98)(WSJ, 10/7/06, p.P12)
1917 Nov 10, New Soviet
government suspended freedom of the press.
1918 Nov 10, Retired German
Kaiser Wilhelm II fled to the Netherlands.
1919 Nov 10, The American
Legion held its first national convention, in Minneapolis.
1919 Nov 10, Moise Tshombe was
born. He became Pres. of Katanga and then premier of the Congo
1920 Nov 10, George Bernard
Shaw's "Heartbreak House," premiered in NYC.
1925 Nov 10, Richard Burton,
Welsh actor famous for his roles in "The Spy who Came in From the
Cold" and "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf," was born in Glamorgan as
1928 Nov 10, Japanese Emperor
Hirohito was enthroned, almost two years after his ascension.
1932 Nov 10, Roy Scheider
(d.2008), boxer and actor (Jaws, French Connection, Marathon Man),
1933 Nov 10, Black Blizzard
snowstorm-dust storm raged from SD to Atlantic.
Nov 10, Pearl Buck (1892-1973), pen-name of Pearl Walsh, née
Sydenstricker, received the Nobel for literature for her rich and
truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China (“The Good Earth"),
and for her biographical masterpieces.
1938 Nov 10, Kate Smith first
sang Irving Berlin's "God Bless America" on her CBS radio program,
which aired Thursdays.
1938 Nov 10, Fascist Italy
enacted anti-Semitic legislation.
1938 Nov 10, Kemal Ataturk
(57), [Mustafa Kemal], marshal and president Turkey, died of
cirrhosis of the liver. He was succeeded by Ismet Inonu (d.1973).
(WSJ, 11/6/97, p.B1)(EWH, 4th ed, p.1088)(Econ,
3/19/05, Survey p.4)
1940 Nov 10, Arthur Neville
Chamberlain (71), British premier (1937-40), died.
1941 Nov 10, Freedom House was
founded by a group of prominent individuals, including Eleanor
Roosevelt and Wendell Willkie. It emerged from an amalgamation of
two groups that had been formed, with the quiet encouragement of
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, to encourage popular support for
American involvement in World War II at a time when isolationist
sentiments were running high in the United States.
1941 Nov 10, Churchill promised
to join the U.S. "within the hour" in the event of war with Japan.
1942 Nov 10, US and British
troops occupied Oran, Algeria.
1942 Nov 10, Winston Churchill
delivered a speech in London in which he said, "I have not become
the King's First Minister to preside over the liquidation of the
1942 Nov 10, Admiral Jean
Darlan ordered French forces in North Africa to cease resistance to
the Anglo-American forces. Admiral Jean Francois Darlan, leader of
the armed forces of Vichy France, was assassinated in Algiers in
1946 Nov 10, Baldassare
Forestiere, creator of the Forestiere Underground Gardens in Fresno,
Ca., died in Fresno.
1950 Nov 10, Spanish dictator
Generalissimo Francisco Franco ended war in Gibraltar.
1951 Nov 10, Direct-dial,
coast-to-coast telephone service began as Mayor M. Leslie Denning of
Englewood, N.J., called his counterpart in Alameda, Calif.
1952 Nov 10, U.S. Supreme Court
upheld the decision barring segregation on interstate railways.
1952 Nov 10, San Francisco
columnist Stanton Delaplane introduced Irish coffee to America at
the Buena Vista Cafe at the end of the Hyde St. cable line. He
discovered the drink at Shannon Airport in Ireland, served by Joe
Sheridan and perfected it with the help of Buena Vista owners Jack
Koeppler and George Freeberg.
(SFEC, 3/8/98, p.W30)(SFC, 11/16/02, p.A1)(SSFC,
1952 Nov 10, Trygve Halvdan Lie
resigned as 1st secretary-general of UN.
1954 Nov 10, The US Marine
Corps Memorial, depicting the raising of the American flag on Iwo
Jima in 1945, was dedicated by President Eisenhower in Arlington,
1954 Nov 10, Lt. Col. John
Strapp traveled 632 MPH in a rocket sled.
1956 Nov 10, Gene de Paul's and
John Meyer's musical "Li'l Abner," premiered in NYC.
1956 Nov 10, Billie Holiday
returned to the New York City stage at Carnegie Hall after a
1960 Nov 10, Pres. Elect John
F. Kennedy named Pierre Salinger (35), a former SF Chronicle
reporter, to be his White House Press Secretary and Andrew T.
Hatcher (37), a negro and former editor of the SF Sun-Reporter, as
associate press secretary.
(SSFC, 11/7/10, DB p.50)
1961 Nov 10, Andrew Hatcher was
named associate press secretary to President John F. Kennedy.
1962 Nov 10, Eleanor Roosevelt
1964 Nov 10, Australia began a
draft to fulfill its commitment in Vietnam.
1969 Nov 10, Sesame Street, a
children’s show, premiered on the National Education Television
network (NET), which later became PBS. Jim Henson, Jeffrey A. Moss
(d.1998 at 56) and Joe Raposo were among the creators. Moss created
the Cookie Monster character and wrote such songs as "I Love Trash."
Kermit Love (1916-2008) worked as the costume designer for the
1969 Nov 10, The SF Chronicle
received a letter from the Zodiac killer containing detailed plans
for a "death machine" to blow up a school bus.
(SFC, 10/2/00, p.A19)
1970 Nov 10, The Soviet Union
launched Luna 17, an unmanned space mission of the Luna program,
towards the moon.
1971 Nov 10, Two women were
tarred and feathered in Belfast for dating British soldiers, while
in Londonderry, Northern Ireland a Catholic girl was also tarred and
feathered for her intention of marrying a British soldier.
1972 Nov 10, Three black men
successfully hijacked a Southern Airways DC-9 after a stopover in
Birmingham, Ala., and flew to multiple locations in the United
States and one Canadian city and finally to Cuba with $2 million
(actual cash, Presidential "grant" totaled $10 million) and 10
parachutes. Co-pilot Halroyd was wounded; they threatened to crash
the plane into one of the Oak Ridge nuclear installations; at McCoy
Air Force Base, Orlando, the FBI shot out the tires; they forced
pilot William Haas to take off. The plane finally landed in Havana;
two were sentenced in Cuba to 20 years, one to 15 years. They
returned to Alabama in 1980 and received 20-25 year sentences.
1973 Nov 10, In China Henry
Kissinger (b.1923) briefed Zhou Enlai (1898-1976) in the Great Hall
of the People about the Soviets and said that it was in the
interests of the US to prevent a Soviet nuclear attack on China.
(SFEC, 1/10/99, p.A18)
1975 Nov 10, The ore-hauling,
729-foot ship "Edmund Fitzgerald" broke in half and sank during a
storm at the eastern end of Lake Superior and its crew of 29
perished. Oglebay Norton Co., the ship's Cleveland-based owner,
filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2004. In 1976 Gordon Lightfoot’s
song “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" went to #2 on the pop
charts. In 2005 Michael Schumacher authored "Mighty Fitz," an
examination of debates over what happened. In 2005 Michael
Schumacher authored “Mighty Fitz," an examination of debates over
2/24/04, p.B2)(WSJ, 11/5/05, p.P8)
1975 Nov 10, The UN General
Assembly approved a resolution equating Zionism with racism.
However, the world body repealed the resolution in December 1991.
1975 Nov 10, The UN General
Assembly adopted Resolution 3237 that conferred on the PLO the
status of observer in the Assembly and in other international
conferences held under UN auspices.
1976 Nov 10, The Utah Supreme
Court gave the go-ahead for convicted murderer Gary Gilmore to be
executed, according to his wishes. The sentence was carried out the
1980 Nov 10, News anchor Dan
Rather refused to pay his Chicago cabbie and CBS paid the $12.55
1981 Nov 10, Abel Gance
(b.1889), French movie director, died in Paris. In 1919 he achieved
international recognition for his 3 hour epic “J’Accuse," a powerful
anti-war film which included location filming of battles shot
towards the end of World War I. His films also included “Napoleon"
1981 Nov 10, In South Africa
Durban human rights attorney Griffiths Mxenge was found slain.
Mxenge was stabbed 46 times by a police death squad that included
Dirk Coetzee. In July 1985 his wife Victoria Mxenge was attacked by
four men in the driveway of her home in Umlazi, Durban. She was
stabbed and shot shortly after disembarking from a family friend’s
1982 Nov 10, The newly finished
Vietnam Veterans Memorial was opened to its first visitors in
1982 Nov 10, IMF lent Mexico
$3.8 billion due to threatened bankruptcy. The Mexican economy began
to be run under the guidance of the World Bank and the Int’l.
(SFC, 9/16/96, p.A21)(MC, 11/10/01)
1982 Nov 10, In Russia Soviet
leader Leonid I. Brezhnev died at age 75 and the Kremlin command
passed to Yuri Andropov. He had suffered from arteriosclerosis of
the brain. See the 1997 book by Michel Dobbs “Down with Big Brother,
The Fall of the Soviet Empire."
(TMC, 1994, p.1982)(SFEC, 2/2/97, BR. p.1)(AP,
1983 Nov 10, The US Federal
government shut down.
1985 Nov 10, In Argentina water
burst through a retaining wall and spilled into the lakeside streets
of Epecuen. A particularly heavy had rainstorm followed a series of
wet winters and the lake overflowed its banks. People fled with what
they could, and within days their homes were submerged under nearly
10 meters (33 feet) of corrosive saltwater.
1986 Nov 10, President Ronald
Reagan refused to reveal details of the Iran arms sale.
1986 Nov 10, Camille Sontag and
Marcel Coudari, two Frenchmen who had been held hostage in Lebanon,
1987 Nov 10, President Reagan,
seeking to shore up the embattled U.S. dollar, declared the currency
had fallen far enough and that his administration was "not doing
anything to bring it down."
1988 Nov 10, The Department of
Energy announced that Texas would be the home of a $4.4 billion
atom-smashing super collider. However, support for the project
declined as cost estimates soared, and Congress finally voted in
October 1993 to kill it.
1989 Nov 10, In Bulgaria
Communist ruler Todor Zhivkov (1911-1998) was thrown out of office
after a 35-year dictatorship. The ouster was led by Foreign Minister
Petar Mladenov who later became president.
(SFC, 11/29/96, p.B3)(SFC, 5/2/97,
1989 Nov 10, Workers began
punching a hole in the Berlin Wall, a day after East Germany
abolished its border restrictions.
1990 Nov 10, Secretary of State
James A. Baker the Third returned to Washington, claiming success in
his weeklong diplomatic tour aimed at shoring up the anti-Iraq
1990 Nov 10, Chandra Shekhar
was sworn in as India’s new prime minister.
1991 Nov 10, Publishing magnate
Robert Maxwell was buried in Israel, five days after his body was
recovered off the Canary Islands.
1992 Nov 10, President Bush
dismissed State Department official Elizabeth Tamposi for her role
in a pre-election search for passport records of his rivals,
Democrat Bill Clinton and Ross Perot.
1993 Nov 10, "Joseph & the
Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" opened at Minskoff Theater NYC for
1993 Nov 10, The U.S. House of
Representatives passed the so-called "Brady Bill," which called for
a five-day waiting period for handgun purchases.
1993 Nov 10, A jury in
Manassas, Va., acquitted John Wayne Bobbitt of marital sexual
assault against his wife, Lorena, who'd sexually mutilated him. Mrs.
Bobbitt was later acquitted of malicious wounding.
1994 Nov 10, Officials said the
United States would lift the arms embargo against the Bosnian
government, despite opposition of the U.N. Security Council.
1994 Nov 10, Louis Nizer
(b.1902), prominent London-born attorney, died in New York. Nizer is
best known for “My Life in Court," a best seller describing some of
his own cases.
1994 Nov 10, Iraq, hoping to
win an end to trade sanctions, recognized the independence and
boundaries of Kuwait.
(SFC, 2/24/98, p.A9)(AP, 11/10/99)
1994 Nov 10, In Russia Colonel
Mikhail Likhodey chairman of the Afghan War Invalids Fund was killed
by a bomb blast outside his apartment. The Fund had been granted
lucrative tax exemptions on the import and export of alcohol and
tobacco with an estimated value of $800 million.
(SFC, 11/11/96, p.A13)(SFC, 11/12/96, p.A11)
1995 Nov 10, Dario Kordic,
ex-chairman of the Croatian Party in Bosnia, and Gen’l. Tihomir
Blaskic, former leader of the Bosnian Croat militia, were indicted
for genocide by the UN War Crimes Tribunal for commanding forces
responsible that killed hundreds of Muslims in Central Bosnia in
(SFC, 11/30/96, p.A15)
1995 Nov 10, Searchers in
Katmandu, Nepal, rescued 549 hikers after a massive avalanche struck
the Himalayan foothills, killing 24 tourists and 32 Nepalese.
1995 Nov 10, In Nigeria the
execution by hanging of Ken Saro-Wiwa, and eight other members of
the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People was supervised by
military govt. Col. Dauda Musa Komo. This prompted the threat of
economic sanctions by the US and the EU. A government tribunal had
sentenced environmental activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa, and three others to
hang for murder. He denied the charges and led protests against oil
activities and pollution in the Ogoniland region.
(WSJ, 11/1/95, p.A-1)(WSJ, 11/13/95, p.A1)(WSJ,
1996 Nov 10, In Miami the
Carnival Destiny from Carnival Cruise Lines will debut. The ship at
102,000 tons will be the largest ever made. It will be able to carry
(SFC, 9/22/96, p.T3)
1996 Nov 10, Major Gen. Pero
Colic, the Bosnian Serbs' new military commander, was sworn in, just
a day after Gen. Ratko Mladic, a war crimes suspect, was dismissed.
1996 Nov 10, China announced a
ban on selected US goods in response to a US cut in import quotas of
(SFC, 11/11/96, p.A10)
1996 Nov 10, In Chiapas,
Mexico, police and federal soldiers killed 3 protestors during a
clash over corn prices.
(SFC, 11/11/96, p.A10)
1996 Nov 10, A bomb ripped
through a crowd of mourners in a Moscow cemetery, killing 14 people
and wounding nearly 50. It came during a memorial service for
Colonel Mikhail Likhodey, chairman of the Afghan War Invalids Fund,
who was killed by a bomb in 1994. Authorities later charged the head
of an Afghan war veterans fund with masterminding the bombing,
saying the target was a rival veterans group.
(SFC, 11/11/96, p.A1)(SFC, 11/12/96, p.A11)(AP,
1997 Nov 10, Congress chose not
to support the fast track free trade proposal of Pres. Clinton.
(SFC, 11/11/97, p.A1)
1997 Nov 10, Judge Hiller Zobel
in Cambridge, Mass., reduced Louise Woodward's murder conviction to
manslaughter and sentenced the English au pair to the 279 days she'd
already served in the death of 8-month-old Matthew Eappen.
(SFC, 11/11/97, p.A1) (AP, 11/10/98)
1997 Nov 10, A jury in Fairfax,
Va., convicted Mir Aimal Kasi of one count of capital murder, one
count of first-degree murder and eight additional charges stemming
from a shooting attack outside CIA headquarters in January 1993.
1997 Nov 10, The U-2
surveillance flights over Iraq were resumed by the UN. The plane
flew out of range of Iraqi gunners.
(SFEC, 11/10/97, p.A1)
1997 Nov 10, It was reported
that the 1997 Pentagon budget was around $250 billion.
(SFEC, 11/10/97, p.A3)
1997 Nov 10, WorldCom Inc. and
MCI Communications Corp. agreed to a $37 billion merger.
1997 Nov 10, It was reported
that IBM has a new 16.8-gigabyte disk drive for $895. It surpassed
the recently unveiled 12-gigabyte drive by Quantum.
(WSJ, 11/10/97, p.B6)
1997 Nov 10, It was reported
that US heart researchers had used genetic treatments to help
patients grow blood vessels around blockages in their legs.
(WSJ, 11/10/97, p.A1)
1997 Nov 10, A report on the
Black Sea told of the disappearance of 20 0f 26 commercial fish
species since 1970. Industry, agriculture and fishing practices
caused a collapse of the Black Sea ecosystem in the late 1980s. The
Monk seal was reported near extinction, dolphins and porpoises were
reported down to 250,000 from 1 million in the 1970s, and blue
mussels were in serious decline due to pollution.
(SFEC, 11/10/97, p.A12)(SFEC, 12/797, p.A22)
1997 Nov 10, In Canada classes
resumed in Ontario following settlement of the teacher’s strike.
(SFEC, 11/10/97, p.A13)
1997 Nov 10, In China Pres.
Yeltsin began talks with China’s Pres. Jiang Zemin. They settled a
border dispute and authorized agreements on trade and protection of
(WSJ, 11/10/97, p.A1)(SFC, 11/11/97, p.A12)
1997 Nov 10, In Kenya Pres. Moi
dissolved parliament in preparation for general elections. The
National Convention Assembly denounced the move as illegal.
(SFC, 11/11/97, p.A12)
1997 Nov 10, In Somalia a month
of rains blamed on El Nino caused flooding in the Juba River Valley
and left some 800,000 people homeless and at least 23 dead. The
death toll increased to 564.
(WSJ, 11/10/97, p.A1)(SFC, 11/14/97, p.D3)
1998 Nov 10, The US military
moved warships into the Persian Gulf in anticipation of a possible
attack on Iraq over cancellation of weapons inspections.
(SFC, 11/11/98, p.A10)(AP, 11/10/99)
1998 Nov 10, The SF police
arrested Joshua Rudiger (21) of Oakland for the recent
throat-slashing attacks in the city. Rudiger claimed to be a
(SFC, 11/11/98, p.A17)
1998 Nov 10, A heavy snow storm
hit the northern Midwest. Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas
suffered loss of power, heavy snow and violent winds.
(SFC, 11/11/98, p.A3)
1998 Nov 10, In St. Joseph,
Mo., police officer Bradley Thomas Arn (27) was killed and 3 others
were wounded by a gunman who was then killed by other officers. The
gunman was later identified as William Lattin Jr. (33) of St.
(SFC, 11/11/98, p.A3)(SFC, 11/12/98, p.C3)
1998 Nov 10, A 160-nation
conference on global warming met in Argentina.
(WSJ, 11/11/98, p.A1)
1998 Nov 10, From Bangladesh it
was reported that an estimated 18 million people were slowly
poisoning themselves by drinking from groundwater contaminated with
trace amounts of arsenic. 85 million people were at risk.
(SFC, 11/10/98, p.A14)(SFC, 5/29/00, p.A10)
1998 Nov 10, Chile announced
the promotion of Brig. Gen’l. Sergio Espinoza Davies to Inspector
Gen’l. of the Chilean Army. This followed his departure as chief of
the UN military observer mission in India and Pakistan due to his
role in human rights abuses during the Pinochet dictatorship.
(SFC, 11/13/98, p.D2)
1998 Nov 10, From Colombia it
was reported that right-wing death squads had killed at least 17
(WSJ, 11/11/98, p.A1)
1998 Nov 10, India and Pakistan
negotiated disputes as 3 Indian soldiers were killed in border fire
across the Kashmir cease-fire line.
(SFC, 11/13/98, p.D6)
1998 Nov 10, In Indonesia
student protestors demanded that Suharto be brought to trial and
that a probe of human rights abuses be initiated, while rulers
initiated a 4-day meeting to dismantle past laws and plot a
(SFC, 11/11/98, p.A10)
1998 Nov 10, In Nigeria the
family of Gen’l. Sani Abacha was reported to have handed back over
$750 million in state funds illegally amassed by the late dictator.
(SFC, 11/11/98, p.D4)
1998 Nov 10, Serbia took
control of Radio Index, a student-run radio station. Also police
raided the Dnevni Telegraf Daily newspaper and impounded 100,000
copies for failure to pay a $120,000 fine for breaching a
restrictive media law.
(SFC, 11/11/98, p.D4)
1998 Nov 10, From Tajikistan it
was reported that over 200 people died in 5 days of fighting with
rebels and the government claimed that the rebels were driven from
the Aini district north of Dushanbe.
(WSJ, 11/10/98, p.A1)
1999 Nov 10, President Clinton
decided to delay and shorten a trip to Greece in reaction to growing
security concerns and the prospect of violent anti-American
1999 Nov 10, The California
Budget Project reported that raising a family in the Bay Area cost
$53,736. The Bay Area per-capita income was $38,300 and the federal
poverty level was $16,700.
(SFC, 11/10/99, p.A1)
1999 Nov 10, In Flint,
Michigan, a boiler exploded at the Clara Barton Convalescence
Center. 5 people were killed and over 20 injured.
(SFC, 11/12/99, p.A9)
1999 Nov 10, Communism ended in
Bulgaria and the country began its transition to democracy.
1999 Nov 10, Investigators said
the flight data recorder from EgyptAir Flight 990 showed things were
normal until the autopilot mysteriously disconnected and the Boeing
767 began what appeared to be a controlled descent.
1999 Nov 10, In Morocco King
Mohammed VI dismissed Driss Basri, the minister of interior and
(SFC, 11/17/99, p.B3)
1999 Nov 10, In Serbia allies
of Pres. Milosevic passed new laws aimed at curbing the authority of
(SFC, 11/11/99, p.A18)
1999 Nov 10, The World
Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was founded in Lausanne, Switzerland, to
thwart drug users in all sports.
2000 Nov 10, The battle over
Florida's disputed presidential election continued, with George W.
Bush's camp pressing Al Gore to concede without pursuing multiple
recounts, and Democrats pressing ahead with protests, determined to
find enough votes to erase Bush's razor-thin lead in initial
counting. An unofficial tally gave Bush a 327-vote lead.
(SFC, 11/11/00, p.A1)(AP, 11/10/01)
2000 Nov 10, The US Nasdaq
market fell 171 points to 3,028.99, its lowest reading since Nov 3,
(SFC, 11/11/00, p.B1)
2000 Nov 10, In Burma some 125
Karen guerrillas overran a Burmese military camp near the Thai
border. 30 escaped and one soldier was killed.
(SFC, 11/11/00, p.C18)
2000 Nov 10, In Colombia a car
bomb in Cali injured 11 civilians. The ELN was blamed.
(SFC, 11/11/00, p.C18)
2000 Nov 10, In Indonesia
hundreds of thousands of people began converging on Banda Aceh,
capital of Aceh province, for demonstrations on independence.
(SFC, 11/11/00, p.A14)
2000 Nov 10, Israel sealed
Bethlehem and Ramallah. Israeli troops killed 5 Palestinians in
clashes in the West Bank and Gaza. One Israeli soldier was killed in
shooting following a funeral for militia commander Hussein Abayat.
(SFC, 11/11/00, p.A1)
2000 Nov 10, In Montenegro
Pres. Djukanovic called for international recognition as an
independent state from Serbia. He threatened a referendum on
seceding from Yugoslavia unless their union is radically revamped.
(SFC, 11/11/00, p.A14)
2000 Nov 10, In the
Philippines, a landslide buried 11 children in Kabugao, Apayao
(SFC, 11/11/00, p.C18)
2000 Nov 10, In Zimbabwe the
Supreme Court ruled that the government’s land reform plan and
occupations of white-owned farms were illegal.
(SFC, 11/11/00, p.A16)
2001 Nov 10, Pres. Bush made
his 1st address to the UN. He warned that all nations were possible
targets of terrorism and urged them to join with the United States
in a campaign to prevent more attacks. Bush also met with Gen.
Musharraf of Pakistan and pledged to boost aid there.
(SSFC, 11/11/01, p.A1)(AP, 11/10/02)
2001 Nov 10, Traces of anthrax
were reported in offices of the Hart and Longworth government
buildings in Washington DC.
(SSFC, 11/11/01, p.A7)
2001 Nov 10, Ken Kesey
(b.1935), author, died in Eugene, Oregon. His books included "One
Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest" (1962) and "Sometimes a Great Notion"
(1964). In 2013 Rick Dodgson authored “It’s All Kind of Magic: The
Young Ken Kesey."
(SSFC, 11/11/01, p.A1)(NW, 12/31/01, p.109)(SSFC,
2001 Nov 10, Percy Ross,
millionaire columnist, died at age 84. His 1983-1999 “Thanks a
Million" newspaper column helped him hand out an estimated $30
million. He was the son of poor immigrants from Latvia and Russia
and made his fortune producing plastic film and trash bags.
(SSFC, 11/25/01, p.A28)
2001 Nov 10, In day 35 of US
attacks in Afghanistan the Northern alliance claimed the capture of
the provincial capitals of Shibarghan, Meimanah, and Aybal. Taliban
forces were surrounded near Taloqan and Kunduz.
(SSFC, 11/11/01, p.A3)
2001 Nov 10, Algeria found
itself caught in a fierce 36-hour storm that killed an estimated 886
2001 Nov 10, In Australia
conservative PM Howard faced Labor’s Kim Beazley in elections.
Howard and his conservative government won a 3rd term. Howard’s
Liberal Party won 68 seats of the 150 in the lower house. The
coalition National Party won 12 seats. Labor won 67 and independents
(WSJ, 11/9/01, p.A1)(SSFC, 11/11/01, p.A15)
2001 Nov 10, China officially
joined the WTO after ministers in Qatar approved its membership. The
protocol became effective on Dec 11, 2001.
2001 Nov 10, In Colombia AUC
paramilitary killed 12 villagers in El Choco for collaboration with
(SFC, 11/12/01, p.A14)
2001 Nov 10, In Kashmir Indian
forces battled suspected Islamic militants and 18 people were
(SFC, 11/12/01, p.A14)
2002 Nov 10, Bush
administration officials promised "zero-tolerance" if Saddam Hussein
refused to comply with international calls to disarm.
2002 Nov 10, U.S. warplanes
flying from an aircraft carrier in the Gulf struck missile sites in
southern Iraq in response to hostile acts.
2002 Nov 10, A series of
pulverizing storms barreled through more than a half-dozen US states
including Tennessee, Ohio, Alabama, Mississippi and Pennsylvania,
killing at least 36 people. More than 100 were injured.
(SFC, 11/12/02, p.A4)(AP, 11/10/07)
2002 Nov 10, In Jordan police
clashed with a gang of alleged smugglers led by a Muslim extremist
who escaped from custody 10 days ago, and several people were
2002 Nov 10, A car carrying two
Palestinians exploded as Israeli police moved to stop the vehicle
near Israel's border with the West Bank.
2002 Nov 10, A Palestinian
gunman crawled under a security fence at the Kibbutz Metzer communal
farm, burst into a home and shot dead a mother and her two children
as she was reading them a bedtime story. The gunman then killed two
more Israelis before escaping in the dark.
2002 Nov 10, In Slovenia PM
Janez Drnovsek, who has pushed to align the tiny alpine nation
closer with Western Europe, finished 1st in presidential elections
but will have to face a runoff.
2003 Nov 10, Democrat John
Kerry shook up his faltering presidential campaign, replacing
campaign manager Jim Jordan with Mary Beth Cahill.
2003 Nov 10, Federal regulators
allowed customers to switch home phone numbers to their cell phones.
2003 Nov 10, A World Trade
Organization panel upheld a ruling that U.S. duties on steel imports
2003 Nov 10, Irv Kupcinet (91),
Chicago newspaper columnist and TV personality, died.
2003 Nov 10, The US State Dept.
distanced itself from a congressional push to capture toppled
Liberian leader Charles Taylor in Nigeria via a $2 million reward.
(SFC, 11/15/03, p.A9)
2003 Nov 10, In Burundi Hutu
rebels bombarded the capital with rockets, killing 5 people,
destroying part of the Chinese Embassy and striking the home of a
U.S. military attache.
2003 Nov 10, With 20 percent of
the vote counted, former Guatemala City Mayor Oscar Berger had 47.6
percent of the vote compared with 26.4 percent for center-left
candidate Alvaro Colom and 11.2 percent for retired Gen. Efrain Rios
2003 Nov 10, A top Iranian
official said that his country had suspended its enrichment of
uranium and sent a letter to the IAEA accepting additional
inspections of its nuclear facilities.
2003 Nov 10, PM Junichiro
Koizumi's ruling party clawed its way back to a simple majority in
parliament following elections that strengthened the main opposition
2003 Nov 10, Canaan Sodindo
Banana (b.1936), the first black president of Zimbabwe (1980-1987),
died after a long illness. In 1998, Banana was sentenced to 10 years
in prison for his role in a gay sex scandal, but served only 6
(AP, 11/11/03)(Econ, 11/29/03, p.85)
2004 Nov 10, Bush named Alberto
Gonzales, White House Counsel, to be attorney general. In 2006 Bill
Minutaglio authored “The President’s Counselor: The Rise to Power of
Alberto Gonzales." In 2006 Bill Minutaglio authored “The President’s
Counselor: The Rise to Power of Alberto Gonzales."
(WSJ, 11/11/04, p.A1)(SSFC, 7/2/06, p.M1)
2004 Nov 10, The US Federal
Reserve raised the overnight federal-funds interest rate a quarter
point. Another raise was expected Dec 14.
(SFC, 11/11/04, p.C1)
2004 Nov 10, Microsoft unveiled
a preview of its new Internet search engine.
(SFC, 11/11/04, p.C1)
2004 Nov 10, A gas station in
Washington DC became the first in North America to have a hydrogen
2004 Nov 10, Bosnian Serb
authorities apologized for the first time to relatives of around
8,000 Muslims killed by Serb forces in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre,
Europe's worst atrocity since World War II.
2004 Nov 10, Chile confronted
the grim legacy of abuses under the 1973-90 dictatorship of Gen.
Augusto Pinochet completing a lengthy report on torture and
political imprisonment with testimonies from some 35,000 victims.
The commission concluded that torture was a habitual practice of the
armed forces and police throughout Pinochet’s dictatorship.
(AP, 11/10/04)(Econ, 12/4/04, p.38)
2004 Nov 10, France and the UN
began evacuating thousands of French and other expatriates in Ivory
2004 Nov 10, Kidnappers
abducted two members of PM Ayad Allawi's family in Baghdad and said
they would be beheaded in two days if militant’s demands were not
met. US forces bottled up insurgents in a narrow strip of Fallujah
after a stunningly swift advance that seized control of 70 percent
of the militant stronghold. Insurgents said 20 Iraqi soldiers were
captured. Explosions shook the center of Ramadi and US troops
clashed with insurgents.
(AP, 11/10/04)(WSJ, 11/11/04, p.A1)
2004 Nov 10, An Islamic court
in northern Nigeria threw out a death by stoning sentence against a
pregnant 18-year-old girl who had been condemned for adultery.
2004 Nov 10, Japan's navy went
on alert when a submarine was detected in Japanese waters between
the southern island of Okinawa and Taiwan. Japan soon determined
that it was Chinese nuclear submarine and incident strained
relations between two of Asia's biggest economic and military
2004 Nov 10, Dutch police
mounted a major anti-terror raid against suspects holed up in an
apartment in The Hague. 2 men were arrested following a daylong
siege. Jason Walters (b.1985) was arrested along with Ismail Akhnikh
after a massive 14 hour siege in The Hague. In 2010 Walters, while
serving a 15-year sentence said he has renounced Islamic radicalism.
(AP, 11/10/04)(SFC, 11/11/04,
2004 Nov 10, The Scottish
cabinet voted to ban smoking in public.
(Econ, 11/13/04, p.61)
2004 Nov 10, In Siberia a fire
in a wooden apartment building left at least 26 dead in the Tuva
region capital, Kyzyl.
2004 Nov 10, Sudanese police
raided a camp in Darfur for the second time this month, destroying
makeshift homes, firing into the air and shouting at terrified
2004 Nov 10, Taiwan's leader,
making a new appeal to China to hold talks, urged the communist
giant to ban the development and use of weapons of mass destruction.
2004 Nov 10, After a delayed
final tally Reformist opposition candidate Viktor Yushchenko edged
the prime minister in the first round of Ukraine's presidential
2004 Nov 10, The Pacific island
of Vanuatu withdrew a Nov 3 communique signed in Taipei to establish
ties with Taiwan, handing Beijing a diplomatic victory over its arch
2004 Nov 10, A WTO dispute
panel published its decision that old American laws prohibiting
gambling over wires that cross state lines violate global trade
rules for the services sector.
(Econ, 11/20/04, p.66)
2005 Nov 10, The US Senate
added an amendment to a Defense Dept. budget bill allowing the Bush
administration discretionary power to treat accused terrorists
according to its wishes by withdrawing their right to appeal their
detention in the civilian justice system, a move that is worrying
2005 Nov 10, The US Postal
Service honored 4 Marine heroes with commemorative stamps. They
included Lt. Gen. Lewis “Chesty" Puller (1898-1971), Lt. Gen. John
Lejeune (1867-1942), Sgt. Maj. Dan Daly (1873-1937) and Gunnery Sgt.
John Basilone (1916-1945). The release coincided with the Marine
Corps’ 230th anniversary.
(www.medalofhonor.com/)(SSFC, 11/6/05, Par
p.10)(SFC, 11/11/05, p.B3)
2005 Nov 10, The US Commerce
Department reported that the deficit jumped to $66.1 billion in
September, 11.4 percent higher than the $59.3 billion imbalance
recorded in August.
2005 Nov 10, Chris Carpenter of
the St. Louis Cardinals won the National League Cy Young Award.
2005 Nov 10, Fernando Bujones
(b.1955), ballet virtuoso, died in Miami. In 1974 he won ballet’s
gold medal at Varna, Bulgaria.
(SFC, 11/12/05, p.B5)
2005 Nov 10, A Boeing Co. jet
arrived in London from Hong Kong, breaking the record for the
longest nonstop flight by a commercial jet. The journey of more than
13,422 miles broke the previous record, when a Boeing 747-400 flew
10,500 miles from London to Sydney in 1989.
2005 Nov 10, China reported
that its trade surplus surged to $12 billion in October, the highest
monthly total this year, as exports continued to outpace imports.
2005 Nov 10, Authorities in
China said they have quarantined 116 people in northeastern Liaoning
province after two new outbreaks of bird flu there.
2005 Nov 10, Egypt's ruling
party secured the most seats in the first stage of parliamentary
balloting, but the banned Muslim Brotherhood made its mark as well,
sending 42 candidates to run-off elections.
2005 Nov 10, Violence in France
fell sharply overnight after the government toughened its stance by
imposing emergency measures and ordering deportations of foreigners
involved in riots that have raged for two weeks. The national police
said 8 French police officers had been suspended for their suspected
role in the beating of a young man in a Paris suburb.
2005 Nov 10, Senior officials
said the US and Europe are ready to compromise with Iran over its
nuclear program and have tentatively approved a plan that would
allow it to make the gas used in producing enriched uranium.
2005 Nov 10, Iraqi President
Jalal Talabani met with Pope Benedict XVI amid tight security that
closed down the main boulevard leading to the Vatican.
2005 Nov 10, In Iraq 2 suicide
bombers blew themselves up in a restaurant frequented by police,
killing 35 people and seriously injuring 25. A car bomb killed seven
army recruits in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit.
(AP, 11/10/05)(AP, 11/11/05)
2005 Nov 10, In western Iraq 3
American troops were killed, including one along the Syrian border
during a major push to take control of the frontier from insurgents.
US forces raided an insurgent cell responsible for suicide bombings
in which seven men were killed, including one wearing a vest loaded
2005 Nov 10, A UN agency said
thousands of contaminated industrial and military sites left over
from wars in Iraq must urgently be cleaned up to stop them from
further harming people's health and the environment.
2005 Nov 10, After Jordanians
took to the streets to call for terror leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi
to "burn in hell," an al-Qaida manifesto said the Grand Hyatt, the
Radisson SAS and the Days Inn, were used by NATO as a rear base
"from which the convoys of the crusaders and the renegades head back
and forth to the land of Iraq where Muslims are killed and their
blood is shed."
2005 Nov 10, A senior official
said Kuwait has detected two cases of bird flu in birds but it was
not clear if the virus strain was the deadly version that has
devastated poultry in Asia.
2005 Nov 10, In Liberia Ellen
Johnson-Sirleaf, a former finance minister and Harvard graduate,
edged closer to becoming Africa's first elected female leader, while
her soccer star opponent alleged fraud in the presidential runoff.
With 80% of votes counted, Johnson-Sirleaf had 58% and her opponent,
George Weah, had 42%.
2005 Nov 10, Mexican
prosecutors announced they have filed kidnapping and organize crime
charges against seven police officers accused of protecting hit men
working for the feared Tijuana-based Arellano Felix drug cartel.
2005 Nov 10, Talks on North
Korea's nuclear programs turned sour as Pyongyang demanded that
Washington lift sanctions against firms suspected of weapons
proliferation and stop accusing the North of counterfeiting U.S.
2005 Nov 10, Russia captured
the world chess team championship with a last-minute,
come-from-behind victory over the surprised Chinese team.
2005 Nov 10, In South Africa
the southern hemisphere's largest single optical telescope with the
power to study the most distant galaxies was inaugurated. The giant
eye in the sky, that took five years to build, cost $20 million.
2006 Nov 10, Pres. Bush
dedicated the new National Museum of the Marine Corp. in Virginia.
(SFC, 11/11/06, p.A4)
2006 Nov 10, Jack Palance
(b.1919), film and TV star, died in southern California. He appeared
in some 100 films that included: “Sudden Fear" (1952) and “Shane"
(SFC, 11/11/06, p.B6)
2006 Nov 10, Asian nations
reached their first international agreement to implement what has
been dubbed the "Iron Silk Road." Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia,
China, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Laos, Russia, South Korea,
Turkey and seven other nations agreed to meet at least every two
years to identify vital rail routes, coordinate standards and
financing and plan upgrades and expansions, among other measures.
The UN first conceived the Trans-Asian Railway Network in 1960.
2006 Nov 10, Chevron Corp.
unveiled the Clio field, one of Australia’s biggest natural gas
(WSJ, 11/11/06, p.A4)
2006 Nov 10, In the Central
African Republic the rebel Union of Democratic Forces for the Rally
(UDFR) seized the town of Ouadda Djalle on after heavy fighting with
government troops who were forced to retreat.
2006 Nov 10, Chinese central
bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan said China will diversify its $1
trillion foreign exchange reserves across different currencies and
investment instruments, including in emerging markets. In southwest
China about 2,000 people mobbed a hospital in Guang'an City where a
young boy died after his grandfather was sent away to raise money
for the child's treatment. At least 10 people were injured in
fighting with police.
(AP, 11/10/06)(AP, 11/12/06)
2006 Nov 10, Congo’s incumbent
Joseph Kabila retained a commanding lead in the presidential runoff
with about two-thirds of the vote counted.
2006 Nov 10, Iran's state media
paid scant attention to an Argentine's judge request for the arrest
of former President Hashemi Rafsanjani and other officials for the
1994 bombing of a Jewish cultural center in Buenos Aires.
2006 Nov 10, A new recording
attributed to the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq (Abu Hamza al-Muhajir)
mocked President Bush as a coward whose conduct of the war had been
rejected at the polls, and challenged him to keep US troops in Iraq
to face more bloodshed. Al-Qaida claimed to be winning the war
faster than expected, saying it had mobilized 12,000 fighters. 6
Iraqi soldiers were killed and 10 wounded when a suicide bomber
drove his explosives-rigged car into an army checkpoint in the
northern city of Tal Afar. Three members of a family were killed by
gunmen who stormed their home near Baqouba. At least 59 Iraqi
civilians were killed or found dead.
(AP, 11/10/06)(SFC, 11/11/06, p.A12)(AP,
2006 Nov 10, Israel's gay
community braved vehement opposition from religious fundamentalists
and held a large rally in Jerusalem, complete with live rock music,
dancing and declarations of pride. A group of gay Palestinian
Americans canceled a planned pride march in East Jerusalem after one
of them was beaten unconscious by a man from the Waqf Muslim
(AP, 11/10/06)(SFC, 11/11/06, p.A3)
2006 Nov 10, Suspected
militants hurled a grenade into a crowd outside a mosque in a
village in Indian Kashmir, killing at least five people and wounding
2006 Nov 10, Kazakhstan's
President Nursultan Nazarbayev said the ruling Otan Party would
merge with the pro-government Civic Party in what the opposition
described as part of efforts to ensure his grip on power in upcoming
2006 Nov 10, A first batch of
Indonesian troops arrived in Beirut to join a UN peacekeeping force,
whose commander warned of growing tensions in south Lebanon.
2006 Nov 10, Italian police
said they arrested 13 people, including a judge accused of ties with
the Mafia, as part of a crackdown on organized crime in southern
2006 Nov 10, In Mexico Misael
Tamayo Hernandez, editor of El Despertar de la Costa, was found dead
in a hotel room in Zihuatanejo, a day after running stories about
organized crime and corruption in the city government. Hector
Gaxiola, a district police chief in the border city of Tijuana, was
shot and killed a day after surviving another attempt on his life.
His brother was found next to him. Both had been shot dozens of
2006 Nov 10, in Morocco 3
former detainees at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba,
were convicted for creating a criminal group and forging documents.
2006 Nov 10, In northern New
Zealand oil refinery workers helped rescue 40 beached pilot whales,
but another 37 of the whale pod died on the sandy beach.
2006 Nov 10, A Norwegian
refugee group said it is closing down its humanitarian operations
for nearly 300,000 people in Darfur because it is impossible to work
in the Sudanese region.
2006 Nov 10, In Pakistan a
roadside bomb hit a vehicle carrying a prominent pro-government
tribal elder in a volatile region near the Afghan border, killing
him and eight other people.
2006 Nov 10, Hamas leader
Ismail Haniyeh said he would step down as Palestinian prime minister
if that would persuade the West to lift debilitating economic
2006 Nov 10, Igor Sergeyev
(68), former Russian defense minister (1997-2001), died.
(AP, 11/10/06)(Econ, 11/25/06, p.89)
2006 Nov 10, In Sri Lanka
Nadaraja Raviraj, a prominent Tamil legislator, was assassinated in
Colombo. The government navy said it killed six rebels in an attack
on Tamil Tiger boats.
2006 Nov 10, The UN announced
it would postpone a decision on the future status of Serbia's
breakaway Kosovo province, hours after Serbia said it would hold an
early general election in January.
2006 Nov 10, A report launched
by the UN Human Development Program (UNDP) highlighted how more than
2.6 billion people do not have access to proper sanitation and how
dirty water claims more lives than AIDS or conflicts. According to
the UN 78% of Mozambique's 17 million people earn less than two
dollars a day and more than 20,000 children die every year from
2006 Nov 10, In Vietnam 3
Vietnamese-Americans were convicted on terrorism charges after being
accused of trying to take over radio airwaves and call for an
uprising against Vietnam's communist government. A judge sentenced
the Americans and four Vietnamese to 15 months in prison, with
credit for time served.
2007 Nov 10, Miami ended its
70-year stay at the famed Orange Bowl with the biggest shutout loss
in the stadium's history, a 48-0 rout to Virginia.
2007 Nov 10, A stagehands
strike shut down most Broadway shows, with curtains rising again 19
2007 Nov 10, In Vallejo, Ca.,
the last LCS (Landing Craft Support), which served in 1944 the
invasion of Okinawa, went on display. LCS 102 was one of 130
identical gunboats that served in the Pacific. The Royal Thai Navy
retired the ship in May.
(SFC, 11/10/07, p.B1)
2007 Nov 10, Laraine Day
(b.1920), film actress, died. She was best remembered as Nurse Mary
Lamont in the Dr. Kildare film series from 1938-1941.
(SFC, 11/13/07, p.D9)
2007 Nov 10, Norman Mailer
(84), writer, died. The macho prince of American letters reigned for
decades as the country's literary conscience and provocateur with
such books as "The Naked and the Dead" (1948) and "The Executioner's
Song" (1979). In 2013 J. Michael Lennon authored “Norman Mailer: A
(AP, 11/10/07)(SSFC, 11/11/07, p.A7)(SSFC,
2007 Nov 10, In Afghanistan’s
eastern province of Khost, police patrolling on foot were hit by a
land-mine blast that killed one officer and wounded two civilians.
Taliban militants attacked a police checkpoint near Qalat city in
Zabul province. The ensuing gun battle left two policemen dead and
one wounded. Another policeman was missing. Six US troops died in an
insurgent ambush, making 2007 the deadliest year for American forces
in Afghanistan since 2001.
(AP, 11/11/07)(AP, 11/10/08)
2007 Nov 10, In Algeria 3
people were wounded when a booby trapped car exploded near a police
residence in the northern town of Mahatmas.
2007 Nov 10, Some 20,000
demonstrators marched to Argentina's river border with Uruguay to
protest the impending startup of a paper pulp plant they fear will
pollute the environment. The cellulose mill in Fray Bentos was built
by Metsa-Botnia, a Finnish company, at a cost of $1.2 billion.
Construction was completed in October and Uruguay’s Pres. Vazquez
ordered it opened in November despite protests from Argentina.
(AP, 11/10/07)(Econ, 12/8/07, p.44)
2007 Nov 10, In the Czech Rep.
neo-Nazis trying to march through the Jewish quarter of Prague
clashed with groups trying to stop them, and at least 80 people were
arrested in outbreaks of violence around the capital.
2007 Nov 10, A top police
officer said the Champs Elysees, held up by France as the most
beautiful avenue in the world, has become blighted by prostitution,
racketeering and violence.
2007 Nov 10, German train
drivers ended the country's longest freight train strike, but the
labor dispute is set to continue next week.
2007 Nov 10, Iranian state
television reported that Iran and Pakistan have reached a deal to
build a multi-billion-dollar pipeline to transport natural gas
between the two countries.
2007 Nov 10, Malaysian police
unleashed tear gas and water cannons on protesters as tens of
thousands, wearing canary-yellow shirts, defied a government ban and
rallied in Kuala Lumpur to call for clean and fair elections in the
biggest anti-government street protests in nearly a decade. Some 245
people were detained.
(AP, 11/10/07)(AP, 11/11/07)(Econ, 11/17/07,
2007 Nov 10, Pakistan announced
plans to lift its state of emergency within one month and allowed
opposition leader Benazir Bhutto to leave her villa following a day
under house arrest. Police blocked opposition leader Benazir Bhutto
from visiting Pakistan's deposed chief justice. Militants abducted
8, who were stopped at a makeshift roadblock and overpowered.
(AP, 11/10/07)(Reuters, 11/10/07)
2007 Nov 10, Saudi authorities
received a group of 14 Saudis Saturday from the US military prison
at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Saudi authorities beheaded a Pakistani for
drug trafficking. This execution brought to 131 the number of people
beheaded in the kingdom this year. Saudi Arabia beheaded 38 people
last year and 83 people in 2005.
2008 Nov 10, Citigroup says it
is imposing a moratorium on most foreclosures as part of a series of
initiatives aimed at helping at-risk borrowers remain in their
homes, making Citi the latest big bank to announce sweeping efforts
to try to curtail losses from souring mortgages.
2008 Nov 10, Circuit City
Stores Inc., the second-biggest electronics retailer in the US,
filed for bankruptcy protection but planned to stay open for
business as the busy holiday season approaches.
2008 Nov 10, George W. Housner
(b.1910), known in his profession as the father of earthquake of
(WSJ, 11/22/08, p.A11)
2008 Nov 10, Afghan writer Atiq
Rahimi won France's top book prize, the Goncourt, for a novel penned
in French, "Syngue Sabour", or Stone of Patience.
2008 Nov 10, New York Times
reporter David S. Rohde (41) was abducted along with an Afghan
reporter colleague and a driver south of Kabul. Rohde and Afghan
reporter Tahir Ludin (35) escaped captivity in North Waziristan on
2008 Nov 10, In Brazil bandits
blew up a police station with dynamite after stealing drugs and
weapons in Botucatu city in Sao Paulo state.
2008 Nov 10, Deutsche Post AG
said it will close all of its DHL Express service centers, cut 9,500
jobs in the United States and eliminate US-only domestic express
shipping by land and air, citing heavy losses and fierce
2008 Nov 10, An explosion
killed two Georgian police officers near the disputed region of
South Ossetia. EU monitors called the attack an unacceptable breach
of the cease-fire that ended the Georgia-Russia war.
2008 Nov 10, Miriam Makeba
(b.1932), the South African folk singer and anti-apartheid activist
fondly known as "Mama Africa," died in southern Italy after
performing at a concert against organized crime.
(AP, 11/10/08)(SFC, 11/11/08, p.B5)
2008 Nov 10, International
experts said in a report that Irish Republican Army splinter groups
are launching more attacks in Northern Ireland than at any time in
recent years, and are increasingly trying to kill police officers.
2008 Nov 10, In Iraq a suicide
bomber struck in a crowd gathered at the site of an explosion that
moments earlier had damaged a bus filled with schoolgirls. Both
blasts killed 31 people and wounding 71 others. A female suicide
bomber attacked a security checkpoint in Baqouba, killing five
people including a local leader of Sunni group opposed to al-Qaida.
(AP, 11/10/08)(AP, 11/11/08)
2008 Nov 10, Iraq and China
signed the final agreement on a $3 billion deal to develop the Ahdab
oil field south of Baghdad over a 22 year-period.
2008 Nov 10, Italian railway
and mass transit workers staged a strike creating chaos for
commuters. A wildcat protest by some of Alitalia’s staff forced the
national airline to scrap dozens of flights.
(SFC, 11/11/08, p.A3)
2008 Nov 10, In Japan a
California-based computer scientist, a Canadian philosophy professor
and a Canadian molecular biologist each received US$500,000 at an
awards ceremony for this year's Kyoto Prizes for achievement in the
arts and sciences.
2008 Nov 10, Gunmen in northern
Kenya seized two Italian Catholic nuns from a church before dawn and
took them across the border into a Somali region largely controlled
by Islamist insurgents. The nuns were free on February 19, 2009.
(AP, 11/10/08)(AP, 2/19/09)
2008 Nov 10, Malaysia's Scomi
Engineering said its consortium with an Indian company has won a
1.85 billion ringgit ($523 million) state contract to build the
first monorail in India.
2008 Nov 10, Mexico’s President
Felipe Calderon chose Fernando Gomez-Mont as the new Secretary of
the Interior. 7 people were found dead in a string of gruesome
attacks in the border city of Juarez. Police there chased a truck
that opened fire on a state vehicle, causing a car crash that killed
a bystander and injured four others. In northwestern Mexico 27
farmworkers who were kidnapped by dozens of heavily armed men
wearing military-style uniforms. Local news media reported that a
drug gang may have kidnapped the men to make them work growing
2008 Nov 10, In Nicaragua the
ruling Sandinista party (FSLN) claimed victory in nationwide
municipal elections, but rival parties said the early returns were
misleading and the US government expressed concern about the vote.
(AP, 11/11/08)(Econ, 5/1/10, p.38)
2008 Nov 10, Militants in
northwest Pakistan hijacked 13 trucks carrying supplies for Western
forces in Afghanistan as they passed through the Khyber Pass.
2008 Nov 10, Pirates near
Somalia hijacked the MT Stolt Strength. a Philippines chemical
tanker with 23 crew, bringing the total number of attacks in waters
off the African nation this year to 83.
2008 Nov 10, Sweden's financial
regulator says it has revoked the banking license from troubled
investment bank Carnegie and that Sweden's national debt office will
take control of the bank.
2008 Nov 10, Taiwan's coast
guard rescued 9 crewmen and searched for 19 missing seamen after
their fishing boat foundered in rough seas.
2008 Nov 10, President Robert
Mugabe said a new Zimbabwe government would be formed "as quickly as
possible" despite his rival Morgan Tsvangirai's rejection of a
regional compromise on a power-sharing deal.
2009 Nov 10, In San Jose, Ca.,
Jae Williams (15) and Randy Thompson (15) killed Michael Russell
(15). Williams soon told police that his religion, Satanism, allowed
him to kill. Williams and Thompson incriminated each other and faced
trial in 2014.
(SFC, 3/4/14, p.C2)
2009 Nov 10, A New Jersey man,
Amir Mohamed Meshal, detained for 4 months in Ethiopia on
allegations of supporting Islamic militants before being allowed to
come home, sued the FBI agents involved in his interrogations. He
returned to New Jersey, where he was born and raised, in May 2007.
US authorities in Washington have said they had interviewed Meshal
in Kenya and that they determined he was not a threat and had not
violated US law. The State Department also said it formally
protested his deportation from Kenya to Ethiopia.
2009 Nov 10, In NYC Ralph
Cioffi and Matthew Tannin, former executives at Bear Stearns, were
acquitted of lying to investors about the state of the
subprime-stuffed hedge funds they ran at Bear Stearns. The funds’
collapse caused losses of $1.6 billion.
(Econ, 11/14/09, p.85)
2009 Nov 10, Utah’s Mormon
church for the first time has announced its support of gay rights
legislation, an endorsement that helped gain unanimous approval for
Salt Lake city laws banning discrimination against gays in housing
2009 Nov 10, Bhagwan Chowdhry,
finance professor at the Univ. of California, began to campaign for
his Financial Access @ Birth (FAB) program. The idea was to provide
every newborn child an online bank account with $100, untouchable
until the child reached age 16.
(Econ, 3/6/10, p.92)(http://tinyurl.com/ycuyspz)
2009 Nov 10, Activision
released its new video game “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2." Sales
over the next 5 days brought in $550 million breaking records in
2009 Nov 10, In Virginia sniper
John Allen Muhammad (48) refused to utter any last words as he was
executed, taking to the grave answers about why and how he plotted
the killings of 10 people that terrorized the Washington, D.C., area
for three weeks in October 2002.
2009 Nov 10, Robert Cameron
(b.1911), SF-based photographer known for his aerial photos of
landmarks, died at his home in Pacific Heights.
(SFC, 11/12/09, p.A1)
2009 Nov 10, In Afghanistan a
US soldier was killed by a roadside bomb in Helmand province.
2009 Nov 10, An Australian
student sparked fears of a new era of computer viruses after
creating a worm which infects Apple's iconic iPhone with pictures of
1980s pop star Rick Astley.
2009 Nov 10, The
hotly-anticipated video game "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" was
launched in Britain amid a political row over its levels of
2009 Nov 10, Colombian
authorities said they have seized $19 million in forged US currency
so far this year, five times the amount confiscated last year. A
statement from the Presidency's press office said 16 people have
been arrested in Colombia and the US in connection with the seizures
and seven illegal counterfeiting print shops have been dismantled.
2009 Nov 10, Ethiopia announced
the discovery of a mine containing more than 40 tons of gold deposit
worth 1.7 billion dollars (1.1 billion euros).
2009 Nov 10, German soccer
star, goalkeeper Robert Enke (32), threw himself in front of a train
at a level crossing in the small town of Neustadt am Rubenberge,
near Hanover. Earlier, Enke's doctor Valentin Markser revealed the
player had an acute fear of failure and had been treated for
depression since 2003 following a difficult transfer to Barcelona
and subsequent loan to Turkish side Fenerbahce. Hanover police
confirmed Enke left a suicide note.
2009 Nov 10, Haiti’s lawmakers
overwhelmingly gave final approval to Jean-Max Bellerive as the new
prime minister, making him the sixth person to hold the post since
2009 Nov 10, Indian officials
said at least 43 people have been killed in landslides caused by
torrential rains in the Nilgiris hills in the southern state of
2009 Nov 10, Iran announced it
will use Italy to launch a communications satellite after waiting
years for Russia to do the job.
2009 Nov 10, Ramin
Pourandarjani (26), an Iranian doctor, died amid conflicting reports
of a heart attack, a car accident or suicide, raising opposition
accusations that he was killed. Authorities had barred the
family from performing an autopsy on the body. He had gone public
with reports of tortured protesters he treated at Tehran's most
feared detention facility, known as Kahrizak on Tehran's outskirts.
Pourandarjani, a general practitioner, was the only doctor there,
serving there once a week as part of his mandatory military
service. Prosecutors later alleged that he died of poisoning
from an overdose of an anti-hypertension drug in his salad, fueling
opposition fears that he was killed because of what he knew about
(AP, 11/18/09)(AP, 12/2/09)
2009 Nov 10, Israel's army
chief said Hezbollah guerrillas now possess tens of thousands of
rockets, some capable of reaching the country's major cities.
2009 Nov 10, Japan announced $5
billion in fresh aid to Afghanistan even as it plans to bring home
refueling ships supporting US-led forces there. The pledge came just
days before President Barack Obama arrives in Tokyo for talks that
are sure to focus on the countries' military alliance.
2009 Nov 10, Libya signed an
agreement with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to join
forces to crack down on organized crime in the Maghreb region.
2009 Nov 10, In Mexico Tabasco
authorities announced that police had detained 7 suspected members
of the Zetas drug gang, including two teenagers. In the northern
city of Culiacan, the capital of Sinaloa state, a man's tortured
body was found hanging from a highway overpass. The unidentified man
had his hands tied behind his back and was hung by the neck.
Monterrey Mayor Fernando Larrazabal said that 276 traffic police
officers and administrative officials were fired for failing tests
designed to detect corruption and ineptitude. 526 officers who
performed poorly were ordered to undergo more training, and 340 were
determined fit for the job.
2009 Nov 10, A badly damaged
North Korean patrol ship retreated in flames after a skirmish with a
South Korean naval vessel along their disputed western coast. South
Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that a North
Korean patrol boat crossed the disputed western sea border about
11:27 a.m. (0227 GMT), drawing warning shots from a South Korean
navy vessel. The North Korean boat then opened fire and the South's
ship returned fire before the North's vessel sailed back toward its
2009 Nov 10, In Pakistan a
suicide car bomb ripped through a packed shopping street in
Charsadda, a small market town, killing 26 people in the third
militant attack in northwest in as many days. The military said that
troops had uncovered a private Taliban jail, destroying a network of
rebel caves, bunkers and towers while nine militants were killed
during the last 24 hours of operations.
(AFP, 11/10/09)(AP, 11/11/09)
2009 Nov 10, A Saudi Arabian
government adviser says the kingdom has imposed a naval blockade on
northern Yemen's Red Sea coast to try to prevent weapons and
fighters flowing to Shiite rebels in the area.
2009 Nov 10, Somali pirates
seized a Greek cargo ship, the 150 m (492 ft) Marshall
Islands-flagged MV Filitsa, after a 5-hour chase across the Indian
Ocean. 3 Greek officers and 19 Filipino sailors were aboard the
ship, which was carrying bulk urea from Kuwait to South Africa.
2009 Nov 10, Nigerian football
star Stephen Worgu (20) was fined and sentenced to 40 lashes in
Sudan after being convicted of drunk driving in Khartoum. Worgu said
he was stopped by police driving home late from dinner at a friend's
house in August. No tests were done but officers told the court they
had smelled the home-brewed spirit aragi on his breath.
2009 Nov 10, Thailand's ousted
PM Thaksin Shinawatra, whose political battle against his successors
has left his country bitterly divided, received a warm welcome in
neighboring Cambodia, which shares his disdain for the current
government in Bangkok.
2009 Nov 10, The Vatican
presented results of a 5-day conference that gathered experts to
discuss astrobiology, the study of the origin of life and its
existence elsewhere in the cosmos.
(SFC, 11/11/09, p.A2)
2009 Nov 10, Yemeni authorities
were reported to be hunting for Anwar al-Awlaki to determine whether
he has al-Qaida ties. The radical American imam, who communicated
with Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Fort Hood shooting suspect, and
called him a hero, was once arrested in Yemen on suspicion of giving
religious approval to militants to conduct kidnappings. Al-Awlaki, a
US citizen born in New Mexico to Yemeni parents, had preached at a
Virginia mosque that Hasan's family attended.
2010 Nov 10, Miranda Lambert
won three CMA awards, including the coveted album of the year,
celebrating her 27th birthday by leading a sea change in country
music that also included two wins for her fiance, Blake Shelton, and
entertainer of the year for long-suffering Brad Paisley.
2010 Nov 10, Leaders of Pres.
Obama’s deficit commission proposed an ambitious plan to rebalance
the federal budget. The plan to slash $4 trillion in red ink
included slashing spending on most federal programs, curbing
increases in Social Security benefits, and wiping out over $100
billion in tax breaks.
(SFC, 11/11/10, p.A8)(SFC, 11/12/10, p.A1)
2010 Nov 10, President Barack
Obama arrived in South Korea for the G20 summit. He said a strong,
job-creating economy in the United States would be the country's
most important contribution to a global recovery as he pleaded with
world leaders to work together despite sharp differences.
2010 Nov 10, US investigators
said authorities have dismantled a major cell of a human smuggling
ring that may be responsible for the transportation of thousands of
illegal immigrants from the US-Mexico border to Phoenix and other
parts of the country. 9 people were arrested after a yearlong
investigation and 62 vans were seized from the group. The group was
led by a Mexican man named as Mark Rodriguez-Banks (29), aka Ricardo
2010 Nov 10, California’s
Legislative Analyst’s Office said the state faces a $25.4 billion
budget deficit over the next 20 months.
(SFC, 11/11/10, p.A1)
2010 Nov 10, Oakland, Ca., city
Councilwoman Jean Quan was declared the winner of the mayoral
election because she had more second and third place votes than
front runner Don Perata.
(SFC, 11/11/10, p.A1)
2010 Nov 10, California State
Univ. trustees raised tuition by an expected 15.5% as students
staged a sarcasm-laden carnival outside CSU headquarters in Long
Beach. Tuition has increased from $1,428 in 2001 to $4,884 for the
2011-12 school year.
(SFC, 11/11/10, p.C3)
2010 Nov 10, A NASA study said
it would cost at least $6.5 billion to launch and run a replacement
for the Hubble Space Telescope.
(SFC, 11/11/10, p.A8)
2010 Nov 10, Hewlett-Packard
agreed to pay $16.25 million to settle allegations that it showered
public school officials in Dallas with gifts to win contracts funded
by the government’s E-rate program.
(SFC, 11/11/10, p.A8)
2010 Nov 10, In Howard, Ohio,
Tina Herrmann (32) and her 2 children went missing along with friend
Stephanie Sprang (41). Sarah Maynard (13) was found alive on Nov 14
in the Mount Vernon basement of the home of Mathew Hoffman (30), an
unemployed tree trimmer. The bodies of Tina, Sprang and Kody Maynard
were found on Nov 18 in a hollow tree central Ohio. On Jan 6, 2011,
Hoffman admitted killing the 3 people and raping a 13-year-old girl.
He was sentenced to life in prison.
(SSFC, 11/14/10, p.A14)(SFC, 11/19/10,
p.A11)(SFC, 1/7/11, p.A6)
2010 Nov 10, Dino De Laurentiis
(91), Italian film producer, died at his home in Beverly Hills. Over
6 decades he produced over 500 films including the Oscar winning
(SFC, 11/12/10, p.C7)
2010 Nov 10, In Afghanistan a
suicide car bomber blew himself up at a bazaar in Khost province in
the country's east, killing a policeman and an Afghan soldier. A
NATO service member was killed in an insurgent attack in the south.
Another coalition service member died in fighting in the east. At
least one de-miner was killed and another was wounded in Chaparhar
district of Nangarhar province when the de-mining team's vehicle hit
a roadside bomb. Attacks across the country left 10 dead altogether.
(AP, 11/10/10)(SFC, 11/11/10, p.A2)
2010 Nov 10, In an extensive
interview with the Die Presse daily, Ambassador Kadri Ecved Tezcan
said Austria was pushing people of Turkish origin to the fringes of
society instead of learning to live with them and benefiting from
2010 Nov 10, Bosnia inaugurated
its new three-member presidency, and the leaders of the Bosniak,
Serb and Croat communities remained deadlocked over key issues
regarding the nation's future.
2010 Nov 10, Some 52,000 people
marched noisily through London to oppose plans to triple university
tuition fees, in the largest street protest yet against the
government's sweeping austerity measures.
(AP, 11/10/10)(SSFC, 11/14/10, p.A4)
2010 Nov 10, In Cameroon 2
buses collided head-on in remote Ngoa village, killing at least 14
people in a ghastly nighttime crash.
2010 Nov 10, In Canada alleged
Mafia patriarch Nicolo Rizzuto (b.1924) was gunned down at his home
2010 Nov 10, In China a Beijing
court imposed a 2½ year sentence on Zhao Lianhai, for inciting
public disorder by setting up a web site to help parents with sick
children share information and seek compensation. Lianhai became an
activist after his son suffered from kidney problems linked to
contaminated baby formula.
(SFC, 11/11/10, p.A2)
2010 Nov 10, Human rights
groups said they have filed a complaint with the EU accusing the
Czech government of failing to comply with a court order that it
stop placing thousands of healthy Roma children in schools for the
(SFC, 11/11/10, p.A2)
2010 Nov 10, In El Salvador a
fire tore through a prison north of the capital. The death toll soon
rose to 19 following the deaths of some of the injured.
(AP, 11/10/10)(AP, 11/12/10)
2010 Nov 10, Indonesia's Mount
Merapi volcano spewed clouds of ash high into the sky, forcing some
international airlines to again cancel flights and President Barack
Obama to cut short his visit.
2010 Nov 10, Iraq's fractious
politicians agreed to return Shi'ite Nuri al-Maliki as prime
minister, ending an eight-month deadlock that raised fears of
renewed sectarian war. The deal will see Kurd Jalal Talabani retain
the presidency and give Iyad Allawi's bloc the speaker post in
parliament and other Iraqiya members cabinet jobs, such as foreign
minister. Allawi himself will head a council of strategic policies.
2010 Nov 10, In Iraq a
coordinated series of at least 11 roadside bombs blew up in
predominantly Christian neighborhoods of Baghdad, killing 6 people
and sowing panic among the minority, many of whom now want to flee.
2 mortar rounds also struck Christian enclaves of the predominantly
Sunni neighborhood of Dora in south Baghdad. An estimated 800,000
Christians lived in Iraq before the 2003 invasion but that number
has since shrunk to around 500,000.
2010 Nov 10, Ireland's
financial troubles loomed large as investors, betting that the
country soon could join Greece in seeking a bailout from the
European Union, drove the interest rate on the country's 10-year
borrowing to a new high.
2010 Nov 10, Israeli forces
arrested senior Hamas MP Mahmud al-Ramahi at his home in the West
Bank city of Ramallah overnight. Omar Abdul Razek, a senior Hamas
official in the West Bank, said Ramahi's arrest appeared to be an
attempt by Israel to undermine the reconciliation talks between
Hamas and the Fatah party that had just begun in Damascus.
2010 Nov 10, In Kashmir
suspected Islamist rebels fatally shot two Indian paramilitary
soldiers guarding a busy marketplace in Pattan town in India's
portion of Kashmir.
2010 Nov 10, In Kyrgyzstan a
new and more powerful parliament convened for the first time, an
important step in the former Soviet nation's rough path toward
democratic reform. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in
Europe (OSCE) said Kyrgyzstan should build on the new constitution’s
provision of media freedoms and decriminalize defamation and libel.
2010 Nov 10, In Malaysia "Dalam
Botol" (In A Bottle), a Malay-language film, earned applause from
movie bloggers invited to its first public screening, three months
before its scheduled nationwide release. It is about a man who gets
a sex change operation because he thought it would satisfy his male
lover, but ends up regretting it. Censors now say depictions of
homosexuality are no longer barred, as long as being gay isn't
2010 Nov 10, In Mexico gunmen
attacked the office of El Sur newspaper in the resort city of
Acapulco, spraying the building with bullets but causing no
2010 Nov 10, Nigerian trade
unions called off a strike protesting the minimum wage across the
oil-rich nation, one day into the planned 3-day action. They said
Pres. Goodluck Jonathan made promises to raise the wage. The current
minimum monthly wage was 7,500 naira, or $50.
2010 Nov 10, Pakistan increased
income tax on the relatively well off to raise hundreds of millions
of dollars for the victims of the country's devastating floods.
2010 Nov 10, In Russia Mikhail
Beketov, a muckraking reporter left handicapped by a 2008 beating,
was convicted of defaming an official he criticized when writing
about highway corruption and the destruction of the Khimki forest
near Moscow. A symbolic fine was ordered.
(AP, 11/10/10)(Econ, 11/13/10, p.52)
2010 Nov 10, A South Korean
navy ship was sinking late Wednesday after colliding with a larger
fishing boat off the southern coast. 28 navy sailors were rescued
but two were still missing.
2010 Nov 10, Zimbabwe's high
court referred the case of five of six diamond executives charged
with fraud to the Supreme Court while ordering the release of the
2011 Nov 10, US Senators Mark
Kirk, R-Ill., and Robert Casey, D-Pa., sent a letter to the State
and Commerce departments requesting an investigation into companies
whose technology has been used to monitor activities of Syrian
citizens. US companies included NetApp Inc. and Blue coat Systems
Inc. of Sunnyvale, Ca. The Syrian Internet surveillance project,
headed by the Italian company Area, was designed to intercept and
catalog virtually every e-mail flowing through Syria.
(SFC, 11/11/11, p.A5)
2011 Nov 10, The US government
delayed approval of a Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline until after the
2012 US election, bowing to pressure from environmentalists and
sparing President Barack Obama a damaging split with liberal voters
he may need to win reelection. The State Department was considering
rerouting TransCanada Corp.'s proposed $7 billion Keystone XL
pipeline to avoid ecologically sensitive areas of Nebraska.
2011 Nov 10, In Oakland, Ca.,
Kayode Ola Foster (25) was slain during a fight just outside the
main camp of the Occupy Oakland encampment. Norris Terrell (20), the
alleged shooter, was later arrested in Lexington, Ky. Isaac
McDaniels (31) was arrested on Dec 12 and charged with being an
accessory to Foster’s murder.
(SFC, 11/14/11, p.A9)(SFC, 12/16/11, p.C5)
2011 Nov 10, The Illinois
Senate overrode Gov. Pat Quinn’s veto on a roadkill bill, House Bill
3178. The measure requires the scavenger to only harvest the animals
during the legal hunting or trapping season, with the required
stamps and permits. It allowed anyone with a state furbearer license
to salvage pelts or even food from animals killed on the road.
(SSFC, 1/8/12, p.A10)(http://tinyurl.com/73pcrm4)
2011 Nov 10, Thousands of
enraged Penn State students tore through the streets of State
College, Pa., overnight to protest the firing of Joe Paterno after
the longtime head football coach was removed from his position
effective immediately. The turmoil followed the arrest of former
assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, charged with abusing at least eight
boys over 15 years. Paterno and Univ. Pres. Graham Spanier, who was
also fired, have come under intense pressure because they were also
told of at least one incident, but did not alert police.
2011 Nov 10, In Hawaii a
helicopter on a tourist excursion of West Maui and Molokai went down
near an elementary school killing the pilot and 4 tourists.
2011 Nov 10, The International
Union for Conservation of Nature said the Western Black Rhino of
Africa has been declared officially extinct. The Javan Rhino was
said to be "probably extinct" in Vietnam, after poachers killed the
last animal there in 2010. A small but declining population of the
Javan Rhino still survived on the Indonesian island of Java.
2011 Nov 10, In eastern
Afghanistan 3 Afghan policemen were killed and 3 US troops injured
when a team of Taliban suicide attackers stormed a government office
in Paktia province. 4 attackers were reported killed. 2 civilians
were killed when a car bomb targeting an ISAF military convoy
detonated in Lashkar Gah, Helmand province.
2011 Nov 10, In Brazil police
arrested Antonio Bonfim Lopes, aka "Nem, the most-wanted drug gang
leader in Rio de Janeiro.
2011 Nov 10, A Chinese court
jailed musician Su Yue (56) for life for a scam in which he conned
investors out of $9 million by claiming he was commissioned to hold
shows attached to the Olympics. Su made his name with the folk songs
"Loess Plateau" and "Blood-stained Glory", originally written to
commemorate troops who were killed in the brief 1979 war against
Vietnam but later was used in memory of those who died in the 1989
Tiananmen Square democracy protests.
2011 Nov 10, In China hundreds
of rescuers took turns descending into an illegally operated coal
mine to search for Chinese miners trapped by a gas leak that killed
34 others at the Sizhuang Coal Mine in Qujing city in Yunnan. 9
(AP, 11/10/11)(AFP, 11/13/11)
2011 Nov 10, In Colombia tens
of thousands of students marched in Bogota in an ongoing struggle
over the future of higher education. The government was offering
reforms, known as Law 30, which would ad $3.5 billion for higher
education over a decade.
(SFC, 11/11/11, p.A4)
2011 Nov 10, In the Czech Rep.
a man opened fire at an airplane plant in Kunovice, killing two
people before committing suicide.
2011 Nov 10, In Egypt 2
explosions a gas pipeline halting supplies to Israel and Jordan.
2011 Nov 10, Ethiopian
authorities charged 24 people with terrorism offenses including an
opposition politician and a journalist. Prominent opposition leader
Andualem Arage and journalist Eskinder Nega were among those
charged. Ethiopia has the largest number of exiled journalists in
the world with 82 living abroad, according to the Washington-based
Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).
(AFP, 11/10/11)(AFP, 11/22/11)
2011 Nov 10, In Germany some
300 police officers searched the headquarters of Heckler & Koch
amid allegations the German arms maker bribed Mexican officials in
connection with arms deliveries between 2005 and 2010. Heckler &
Koch was also under investigation following the discovery of its
assault rifles in Libya.
2011 Nov 10, Greece installed
Lucas Papademos (64), a respected economist, as the new prime
minister easing the European financial crises.
(SFC, 11/11/11, p.A3)
2011 Nov 10, The prime
ministers of India and Pakistan said they expected to open a "new
chapter" at future talks between the rival nations after they met at
a regional summit in the Maldives.
2011 Nov 10, An Israeli court
ordered a Brooklyn man, Yitzchak Shuchat, extradited to the US in
connection with an April 2008 assault on a black man, Andrew
Charles, in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn.
2011 Nov 10, Israel's Supreme
Court ordered former President Moshe Katsav (65) to spend seven
years in prison after rejecting the disgraced politician's appeal of
a rape conviction and other sex crimes. He was convicted last
December of raping a former employee when he was a Cabinet minister
and of sexually harassing two other women during his term as
president from 2000 to 2007.
2011 Nov 10, In Italy Pres.
Berlusconi’s People of Liberty party made it clear that it would
back an emergency government of national unity led by a
nonpolitician, which would require a majority in Parliament.
(SFC, 11/11/11, p.A3)
2011 Nov 10, An Ivory Coast
appeal court conditionally released 12 aides to former president
Laurent Gbagbo, held after a post-electoral crisis. The release
brings to 20 the number of Gbagbo's associates who have been set
free since the crisis, which began after Gbagbo refused to
acknowledge defeat in elections in December last year.
2011 Nov 10, In Japan American
scientist John W. Cahn received Japan's annual Kyoto Prize, winning
50 million yen, or about $650,000, for his contributions in
materials science that led to the creation of stronger, lighter
alloys used in cellphones and many electronic devices.
Astrophysicist Rashid Sunyaev (68), a dual citizen of Russia and
Germany, was awarded the basic sciences prize for his contributions
in astronomy. Tamasaburo Bando V, a Japanese kabuki actor who
specializes in female roles, was presented with the arts and
2011 Nov 10, South Africa's
governing party fired Julius Malema (30), its controversial youth
leader, and suspended him from the African National Congress for
five years for sowing intolerance and disunity. Malema said he would
2011 Nov 10, In St. Lucia a
minibus carrying mourners from a funeral plunged off a cliff into
the ocean leaving 16 people dead and one person missing.
2011 Nov 10, Military aircraft
from Sudan crossed the new international border with South Sudan and
dropped bombs in and around a camp filled with refugees fleeing
violence in the north. At least 12 people were killed. The violence
in and near the Yida refugee camp, located 10 miles (15 km) south of
the border, came one day after bombings were reported in another
region of South Sudan. A cross-border attack by Sudanese troops on a
military base left 18 fighters dead and 73 wounded.
(AP, 11/10/11)(AFP, 11/11/11)
2011 Nov 10, In Syria a young
girl and six soldiers were among 26 Syrians killed when security
forces cracked down on protests and in clashes between troops and
2011 Nov 10, A Taiwanese man
demanded Chinese authorities return his left hand, which he said was
amputated after a savage robbery and then kept by mainland police as
evidence. Hu Chi-yang (59) said he was attacked by three men in the
southeastern Chinese province of Fujian last week. He said they
robbed him of about $600 in cash and nearly cut his left hand off to
get at his ring and Rolex watch. On Nov 28 police in Fujian said
they believed Hu's injuries were self-inflicted, saying the cuts
were precise and that blood collected at the alleged crime scene
contained traces of anesthetic.
(AFP, 11/10/11)(AFP, 11/28/11)
2011 Nov 10, Tanzanian police
slapped a ban on protests, as the opposition planned to rally for
the release of some of its members and the ruling party prepared its
2011 Nov 10, Vietnam jailed two
Falun Gong practitioners who broadcast programs about the spiritual
group into China. Le Van Thanh (36) and Vu Duc Trung (31) were
sentenced to 2 and 3 years in jail for illegally transmitting
information through telecommunication networks.
2011 Nov 10, In Yemen gunmen in
civilian clothes opened fire on anti-government protests in Sanaa
and Taiz, killing a 13-year-old boy in Sanaa and injuring a dozen
others. One man was killed and nine other people were wounded in
Taez. The UN Secretary General's special envoy to Yemen, Jamal bin
Omar, arrived in the country to seek progress on a US-backed
proposal to end the crisis.
(AP, 11/10/11)(AFP, 11/11/11)
2012 Nov 10, President Barack
Obama was declared the winner of Florida's 29 electoral votes,
ending a four-day count with a razor-thin margin that narrowly
avoided an automatic recount that would have brought back memories
of 2000. No matter the outcome, Obama had already clinched
re-election and now has 332 electoral votes to Romney's 206.
2012 Nov 10, In Indiana a late
night massive explosion sparked a huge fire and killed two people in
an Indianapolis neighborhood more than 80 homes were damaged or
destroyed. On Dec 21 the home's owner, Monserrate Shirley; her
boyfriend, Mark Leonard; and his brother, Bob Leonard, were arrested
and charged with murder, arson and other counts. On July 14, 2015,
Mark Leonard (46) was convicted of murder, arson and insurance
(AP, 11/11/12)(AP, 12/21/12)(SFC, 7/15/15, p.A6)
2012 Nov 10, In Brazil the
Public Safety Dept. of Sao Paulo said at least 140 people have been
slain over the past two weeks in a rising wave of violence as
imprisoned crime leaders called for reprisals against crackdowns on
(SSFC, 11/11/12, p.A9)
2012 Nov 10, BBC Director
General George Entwistle resigned, just two months into the job,
after the state-funded broadcaster put out a program denounced by
the corporation's chairman as shoddy journalism. A day later the BBC
confirmed that Entwistle will get a full year's salary after 54 days
in the post.
(AP, 11/10/12)(AP, 11/12/12)
2012 Nov 10, Alexander
Perepilichny (44) collapsed and died not far from his home on an
upmarket, heavily protected estate in the county of Surrey, south of
London. The Russian businessman had helped Swiss prosecutors uncover
a powerful fraud syndicate. He had also provided evidence against
those linked to the 2009 death of anti-corruption lawyer Sergei
Magnitsky. He is now the fourth person linked to the Magnitsky case
to have died in strange circumstances. In 2015 a toxicologist at a
pre-inquest hearing reported that his stomach contained a compound
associated with the poisonous plant gelsemium.
(AP, 11/29/12)(Econ, 5/23/15, p.47)
2012 Nov 10, In northwest China
Gonpo Tsering, an 18-year-old Tibetan villager, died after setting
himself on fire in front of a monastery in the city of Hezuo. This
was the latest of a half-dozen such self-immolations reported during
the past week as the country's communist leadership undergoes a
once-a-decade transfer of power.
2012 Nov 10, In Egypt two
trains traveling south of Cairo collided, killing at least four
people. An error by a switch operator is believed to have caused the
2012 Nov 10, Japan’s Inamori
Foundation awarded its Kyoto Prizes. The advanced technology prize
went to US computer scientist Ivan Sutherland, who developed the
graphic interface program Sketchpad in 1963. Gayatri Chakrovoty
Spivak, an Indian literary critic and professor at Columbia
University, won the arts and philosophy prize. Yoshinori Ohsumi, a
molecular biologist at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, received
the basic sciences prize for his work on autophagy, a cell-recycling
system that could be used to help treat neurodegenerative and
age-related diseases such as Alzheimer's and cancer.
2012 Nov 10, In
northwestern Kenya at least 34 police officers were killed when they
were ambushed while pursuing men who had stolen cattle. 7 officers
(AP, 11/12/12)(SFC, 11/13/12, p.A3)
2012 Nov 10, In Liberia a few
hundred people representing the Christian and Muslim faiths and
civil society organizations gathered in Monrovia to launch a
campaign to press the government to ban same-sex marriage.
2012 Nov 10, Palestinian
militants fired an anti-tank missile at an Israeli jeep patrolling
the border with Gaza and the Israelis fired back into the
Palestinian territory, killing four civilians. Later in the day some
25 Palestinian rockets rained on southern Israel, though they caused
no injuries or damage. 2 more Palestinians were killed as Israel
responded with an airstrike and tank fire.
2012 Nov 10, In Syria suicide
car bombings ripped through a government base in Daraa, killing at
least 20 soldiers. George Sabra, the newly elected leader of the
main opposition bloc, the Syrian National Council, urged the
international community to support rebels without any conditions.
2012 Nov 10, A Turkish military
helicopter carrying soldiers on a mission against Kurdish rebels
crashed because of bad weather, killing all 17 troops onboard.
2012 Nov 10, A Vatican court
convicted Claudio Sciarpelletti (48), a Holy See computer
technician, of helping the former papal butler in the embarrassing
leak of confidential papal documents and gave him a two-month
2013 Nov 10, In Bulgaria
several thousand people protested in Sofia to demand that the
nation's Socialist-backed government step down to make way for early
2013 Nov 10, Burundi officials
said police have discovered dozens of human skulls during a search
of the home of an Italian expatriate. Giuseppe Favaro, has been in
custody since late October after he was caught trying to export two
skulls to Thailand.
2013 Nov 10, In Canada 5 people
died in a plane crash near Red Lake in northwestern Ontario.
(SFC, 11/12/13, p.A2)
2013 Nov 10, President Hassan
Rouhani said that Iran will not abandon its nuclear rights,
including uranium enrichment, a day after a fresh round of talks
with world powers. Iran and world powers failed to clinch a
long-sought deal despite marathon talks in Geneva.
2013 Nov 10, In Iran Safdar
Rahmat Abadi, a deputy minister of industry, was shot in the head
and chest as he got into his car in Tehran. A suspect was soon
arrested. Officials later said the killer was inside the car and
talked with Abadi before shooting him.
2013 Nov 10, PM Benjamin
Netanyahu said that Israel would do all it could to keep world
powers from striking a "bad and dangerous" deal with Iran over its
2013 Nov 10, The Israeli
cabinet approved the return of far-right leader Avigdor Lieberman as
foreign minister after his acquittal on corruption charges.
2013 Nov 10, The governments of
Kenya and Somalia signed a deal with the UN’s High Commission for
Refugees to facilitate voluntary returns.
(Econ, 11/30/13, p.48)
2013 Nov 10, In Libya
supporters of a federal system have set up a company to sell oil
from terminals they have seized in the east, in the latest challenge
to the government. The announcement was made by the Cyrenaica
Political Bureau, an autonomous group that set up in October its own
government in the east in a move that angered the central
2013 Nov 10, The Maldives' top
court again delayed holding the second round of the country's
presidential poll. The Supreme Court delayed it until Nov 16, in
line with demands from Mohamed Nasheed's two biggest rivals.
2013 Nov 10, NATO’s anti-piracy
force arrested 9 suspected pirates on suspicion of trying to hijack
a Danish refined oil and chemical carrier in the Indian Ocean. The
TORM KANSAS, owned by the Danish shipping company Torm A/S, was en
route from Sikka in India to Mossel Bay in South Africa when the
pirates opened fire as it passed east of Tanzania.
2013 Nov 10, Pakistani
education officials said that they have banned teenage activist
Malala Yousafzai's book from private schools across the country,
claiming it doesn't show enough respect for Islam and calling her a
tool of the West.
2013 Nov 10, In Pakistan
Nasiruddin Haqqani (36), the chief fundraiser of the Haqqani
militant network, was shot dead on the edge of Islamabad by
attackers with automatic weapons. The Pakistani Taliban vowed to
take revenge and accused Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence
(ISI) agency of killing him.
(AFP, 11/11/13)(SSFC, 11/17/13, p.A4)
2013 Nov 10, In Saudi Arabia
thousands of illegal migrants targeted in a nationwide crackdown
surrendered to police. In Riyadh 2 people were killed when a police
raid targeting Ethiopian residents sparked a minor riot.
(AFP, 11/10/13)(SFC, 11/11/13, p.A2)(Econ,
2013 Nov 10, Saudi Arabia
announced another fatality from the MERS virus, taking its toll to
53, as neighbouring Oman recorded its first death from the
2013 Nov 10, Spanish police
said they have busted a gang of 25 Nigerians who were engaged in
human trafficking for sexual exploitation, Internet fraud and money
2013 Nov 10, Russian
performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky nailed his genitals to the ground
outside Moscow's Red Square in protest over Russia's "police state"
as the country marked national police day.
2013 Nov 10, Syrian government
officials and rebels reached a deal to ease a weeks-long blockade on
a rebel-held town of Qudsaya near Damascus, allowing food to reach
civilians there for the first time in weeks. State television said
govern ment troops have regained full control of a key base in
northern Aleppo province near its international airport.
(AP, 11/10/13)(AFP, 11/10/13)
2013 Nov 10, The main
Western-backed Syrian opposition began the 2nd day of a two-day
meeting in Istanbul to decide whether they will attend a proposed
peace conference the US and Russia are trying to convene in Geneva
by the end of this year.
2013 Nov 10, Turkey and Iraq
pledged greater cooperation on trade and counter-terrorism while
admitting to disagreements over Syria's war during a landmark visit
to Baghdad by the Turkish foreign minister.
2013 Nov 10, Venezuela’s
President Nicolas Maduro announced an extension of price controls
and limits on profits as he extends attempts to curb the galloping
inflation that is eroding support for his rule. Maduro's government
announced arrests of both store managers and looters as part of what
it calls an "economic war" in Venezuela between the socialist state
and unscrupulous businessmen.
(AP, 11/11/13)(Reuters, 11/10/13)
2014 Nov 10, The US Postal
Service said it has been hacked potentially compromising sensitive
information on its employees, which numbered over 800,000 workers.
(SFC, 11/11/14, p.A6)
2014 Nov 10, US Central Command
said it launched 23 air strikes in Syria over the weekend including
13 aimed near the key border town of Kobani and 10 hit near Dayr Az
Zawr. Another 18 air strikes were launched against the Islamic State
2014 Nov 10, The United States
imposed sanctions on Yemen's former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh,
and two senior Houthi rebel leaders for threatening the peace and
stability of the country.
2014 Nov 10, In Afghanistan 6
police officers, including their commander, were killed in a suicide
attack on police headquarters in Puli Alim, capital of Logar
province. 3 police officers were killed when a bomb carried on a
motorbike exploded near their vehicle in Nangarhar province.
2014 Nov 10, Chinese President
Xi Jinping welcomed world leaders to this year’s Asia-Pacific
Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit.
(Econ, 11/8/14, p.47)
2014 Nov 10, Egypt-based Ansar
Beit al-Maqdis, which has carried out a string of deadly attacks
from its stronghold in the Sinai Peninsula, said it was pledging its
loyalty to the self-declared IS "caliph", Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
2014 Nov 10, In Guyana a
presidential decree prorogued parliament until further notice.
(Econ, 11/15/14, p.39)
2014 Nov 10, India's Supreme
Court ordered the lifting of a ban on women working as makeup
artists in the movie industry, ending a decades-long discriminatory
2014 Nov 10, Iran said that it
has successfully tested its own version of a US-made drone based on
one it captured in 2011.
2014 Nov 10, A young Israeli
woman was killed and two other people were wounded when a
Palestinian stabbed them outside a West Bank settlement. The man was
shot and soon died of his wounds. A Palestinian fatally stabbed a
soldier at a Tel Aviv train station. A suspect was arrested.
(Reuters, 11/10/14)(AFP, 11/10/14)(Reuters,
2014 Nov 10, Two Gaza fishermen
were wounded and four missing after the Israeli navy fired on two
boats off the coast.
2014 Nov 10, In Mexico some 300
protesters angry at the suspected massacre of 43 missing Mexican
students threw stones and a firebomb at riot police in the Pacific
resort of Acapulco, injuring 11 officers.
2014 Nov 10, In Nigeria a
suicide bomber dressed as a student killed at least 48 people, most
of them students, and injured 79 others at a school assembly in the
northeastern town of Potiskum.
2014 Nov 10, Portuguese health
authorities said an outbreak of Legionnaire's disease has caused
five deaths and sickened about 38 people over the past week in a
cluster of small towns about 35 km (20 miles) north of Lisbon.
2014 Nov 10, Russia launched a
new state-funded foreign news service to challenge the "aggressive
propaganda" of the West and provide an "alternative interpretation"
of global events.
2014 Nov 10, Russia’s central
bank decided to freely float the currency in markets and stop
regularly spending billions in a vain attempt to stem its fall. The
ruble has lost about half its value since the start of the year.
2014 Nov 10, A Russian Soyuz
space capsule carrying three astronauts from the International Space
Station landed safely on the frozen Kazakhstan steppe.
2014 Nov 10, Rwanda's high
court convicted eight people of inciting rebellion for going to
President Paul Kagame's residence in July 2013 to deliver what they
said was a message from God, and sentenced them to five years in
prison. The prosecution said they belonged to a sect called The
Inseparable Heroes of Jesus and Mary, and hoped to pass on a message
that criticized his leadership.
2014 Nov 10, In Belgrade
Serbian PM Aleksandar Vucic and Albania’s PM Edi Rama pledged to put
their differences aside and focus on their mutual desire to join the
European Union. The detente between the Balkan rivals didn't even
last until the end of their joint press conference as they voiced
opposing attitudes over Kosovo. This marked first visit to Serbia by
an Albanian premier in 68 years.
2014 Nov 10, South Korea said
it has agreed to sign a free trade deal with China that will remove
tariffs on more than 90 percent of goods over two decades but won't
include rice or autos.
2014 Nov 10, Syrian President
Bashar al-Assad said he was ready to study a UN plan to "freeze"
fighting in the northern city of Aleppo. National Reconciliation
Minister Ali Haidar said Syria has freed around 11,000 detainees
since President Bashar al-Assad declared a general amnesty in June.
The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights disputed the
government's figures, saying the number of people released was
closer to 7,000 people.
(AFP, 11/10/14)(AFP, 11/11/14)
2014 Nov 10, Thailand police
said 259 migrants will be put back on boats and sent back to
Myanmar. The Rohingya migrants were found at sea on Nov 8 and were
arrested for illegal entry.
2014 Nov 10, In eastern Ukraine
new unidentified unarmored columns rumbled toward the pro-Moscow
rebel stronghold of Donetsk as fears grew of a return to all-out
fighting in the war-torn region.
2014 Nov 10, In central Yemen
at least 9 Shiite rebels and 4 armed tribesmen were killed in
clashes near the embattled city of Radda. A late night clash between
Shi'ite Muslim Houthi fighters and security guards erupted at Sanaa
airport leaving 4 people dead.
(AP, 11/10/14)(Reuters, 11/11/14)(SFC, 11/12/14,