November 2010

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November 2010 was the eleventh month of that common year. It began on a Monday and ended after 30 days on a Tuesday.

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  • State media in Burma warn against a boycott of the general election on Sunday, with the government threatening jail time for those encouraging a boycott. (BBC) (UPI)
  • While attempting to open a mental health care facility in Dublin, Irish Health Minister Mary Harney is pelted with red paint by an opposition politician highlighting the "blood budget" which "will result in the unnecessary and avoidable deaths of hundreds, if not thousands, of people over the coming years". Harney is overseeing hospital cuts of €1 billion. (The Straits Times) (ABC News) (RTÉ)
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  • American Gabe Watson leaves detention in Australia after serving time for the death of Tina Watson after she drowned in 2007 after he failed to rescue her. He will be extradited to Alabama to face murder charges upon suspicion of murder. (News.Com.Au)
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  • Medical records searched through by University of Manchester professor Stephen Parker suggest the playwright Bertolt Brecht may have died after contracting undiagnosed rheumatic fever as a child. (BBC)
  • The UK's National Union of Journalists calls off a second planned 48-hour strike at the BBC scheduled for 15 and 16 November after the Corporation agrees to hold talks aimed at resolving a dispute over pension scheme changes. (BBC)
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  • Yines, a previously unknown indigenous tribe, is discovered in the Amazonian jungle of southeast Peru. (Al Jazeera)
  • The UK is to become one of the first countries to officially monitor happiness in a government scheme designed to measure psychological and environmental wellbeing. (The Guardian)
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  • Floods and gale-force winds cause widespread disruption and damage across the United Kingdom county of Cornwall. (BBC)
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  • Facebook inadvertently disabled some users' accounts when a system designed to detect fake accounts malfunctioned. The problem has since been resolved. (CNN Money)
  • A study published by The Lancet medical journal describes how short blasts of radio waves to the kidney may help regulate blood pressure. (BBC News)
  • CERN has managed to trap antihydrogen atoms for the first time. (BBC ) (Al Jazeera)
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  • A Saudi woman accused of torturing her Indonesian maid is sent to jail while the maid is hospitalised, in a case that has caused tensions between the two countries. (AFP via Google News)
  • The Gambia severs diplomatic and economic relations with Iran and orders Iranian government representatives to leave within 48 hours. The Gambia has given no reason for the move. (BBC) (Reuters)
  • India forms two new military divisions, comprising more than 36,000 men, to be deployed in Arunachal Pradesh near the border with China. (BBC)
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  • At least one person is killed and more than 40 left wounded after hundreds of Christian protesters clash with riot police in Cairo, Egypt. (Pravda)
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  • Irish financial crisis. Widespread speculation that senior bondholders of Irish banks will have to take a "haircut" -- i.e. share in the costs of an EU bailout -- leads to downgrades in the credit worthiness of the institutions that hads the most at stake in the ballooning property values of recent years. (CNBC)
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  • Pablo Picasso's electrician says he has 271 previously unknown works given to him as gifts by the artist. (BBC)
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