Sept. 2: The Israelis and the Palestinians begin direct peace talks in Washington.
Sept. 3: India and South Korea sign landmark memoranda of understanding on defence, in Seoul.
Sept. 4: A 7 magnitude earthquake devastates New Zealand.
Sept. 5: Basque separatist group ETA declares a ceasefire in its bloody 42-year campaign for a homeland independent of Spain.
Sept. 6: Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame is sworn in for a second term at the capital Kigali.
Sept. 7: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard wins a 17-day political marathon to lead a minority government in a hung Parliament.
A general strike against pension reforms throws life out of gear in France.
Officials hoist a 70 foot steel column salvaged from the rubble after the September 11 2001 attack on the World Trade Center at ground zero in New York.
Sept. 8: The Sri Lankan Parliament approves amendments to the 1978 Constitution, including lifting the two-terms limit on the post of President.
Hyundai Motor unveils BlueOn, South Korea’s first full-speed electric car in the capital Seoul.
Sept. 10: India commits wideranging aid to Laos after talks between Presidents Pratibha Patil and Choumally Sayasone in Vientiane.
Sept. 11: The former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is allocated Foreign Ministry. Wayne Swan is Deputy Prime Minister and Stephen Smith gets Defence.
Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere bags the Golden Lion Prize at the 67th Venice Film Festival. The Silver Lion for best director goes to Alex de la Iglesia for Balada triste de Trompeta (A Sad Trumpet Ballad).
Sept. 15: Russia and Norway sign The Treaty on Maritime Delimitation and Cooperation in the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean, in the Russian seaport of Murmansk.
Sept. 17: A court marshal recommends a three-year jail term for former Sri Lankan Army Chief Sarath Fonseka.
Sept. 18: Afghanistan holds crucial parliamentary polls despite a string of rocket attacks.
Philippe Croizon, a Frenchman and quadruple amputee swims across the English Channel using leg prostheses that have flippers attached.
Sept. 19: China suspends contacts with Japan.
Hung House in Sweden after parliamentary polls.
Sept. 20: European leaders offer $ 1.3 billion on the first day of a three-day summit on the Millennium Development Goals at the United Nations, New York.
Fredrik Reinfeldt is re-elected Swedish Prime Minister.
Sir Mota Singh, the United Kingdom’s first Sikh and Asian Judge receives the Pride of India Award 2009 instituted by the India International Foundation, in London.
Sept. 23: The 2010 World Statesman Award is presented in absentia to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New York.
Sept. 24: A U.S. court sentences Pakistani neuro-scientist Aafia Siddiqui to 86 years in prison for shooting at American soldiers in Afghanistan.
Sept. 25: Chocolate maker Georges Larnicol sails his 3.5 metrelong 1.2-tonne boat made of chocolate in Concarneau Port, Western France.
Balaji Sadasivan (55), Singapore’s Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs dies of cancer.
Sept. 28: About 1,000 people are feared killed after a hillside collapses in southern Mexico, burying up to 300 homes.
Sept. 29: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa approves a 30 month rigorous jail term for the former Army chief Sarath Fonseka.
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