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International Events 2010 – November Current Affairs

Nov. 1: Dilma Rousseff becomes Brazil’s first-ever woman President.

Nov. 2: Britain and France sign an unprecedented 50-year nuclear deal.
The Republican Party sweeps to power in the election to the 112th United States Congress. Democrats’ strength in Senate slashed. Nimrata Nikki Randhawa Haley is elected South Carolina Governor.
British Labour peer Swraj Paul resigns as Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords.

Nov. 3: Indonesia’s Mount Merapi erupts with its biggest blast yet shooting searing ash kilometres into the air.
Indian-American Kamala Harris wins election for Attorney-General of California.

Nov. 4: All 68 people on board a Cuban plane are killed after it crashes in a remote area near Guasimal village in Sancti Spiritus province.

Nov. 5: Nearly 70 worshippers are killed in the suicide bombing at a mosque in Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa, Pakistan.
One hundred and ninety one people are killed as Indonesia’s Mount Merapi unleashes its most powerful eruption in a century.

Nov. 7: Low turnout marks Myanmar polls being held after two decades.

Nov. 8: Exodus following deadly clashes between Myanmar troops and Karen rebels in Myawaddy town.
Aasia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian is handed down death penalty for blasphemy.

Nov. 9: Rolls-Royce signs a record $1.2-billion deal to sell jet engines to China Eastern Airlines.

Nov. 12: G20 summit in Seoul agrees to curb “persistently large imbalances” in saving and spending.
The 16th Asian Games gets off to a colourful start in Guangzhou, China.

Nov. 13: Aung Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s celebrated pro-democracy leader is freed from house arrest in Yangon.

Nov. 19: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is sworn in for a second term in Colombo.

Nov. 22: At least 350 people are killed and 750 injured in a stampede on an overcrowded bridge at a Cambodian water festival.
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa unveils a 90-member Cabinet.

Nov. 23: Two south Korean marines and two civilians are killed and 16 others injured as North Korea shells Yeonpyeong island in the disputed waters of the Yellow sea.

Nov. 24: The world’s first tiger summit wraps up in Russia, with leaders giving nod to a Global Tiger Recovery Programme.

Nov. 27: The fuelling of Iran’s first nuclear plant in Bushehr is completed.
The 15-day 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China concludes.

Nov. 28: WikiLeaks, the Whistleblowers’ website, leaks to media outlets of more than 250,000 classified cables sent from U.S. embassies.
Alassane Ouattara wins the second round of Ivory Coast presidential polls. Incumbent Laurent Gbagbo refuses to accept verdict.

Nov. 29: The 10-day 16th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change opens in Cancun, Mexico.

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