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- December 31 Athens, Greece: A pre-dawn bomb explodes outside a closed night club in Athens; there are no injuries.
- December 30 Buenos Aires, Argentina: A bomb explodes at the Greek Embassy in Buenos Aires; there are no injuries. Some windows are broken.
- December 29 Lagos, Nigeria: Three people are killed by Islamist group Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria, in the latest in a number of attacks.
- December 28 Hue, Vietnam: 12 Vietnamese sailors are missing after a cargo ship sinks in the South China Sea. 11 other crew were rescued.
- December 27 Tunis, Tunisia: There are rare demonstrations in Tunis, during which approximately 1000 people call for jobs in solidarity with protesters elsewhere in Tunisia. Police use batons as at at least a dozen protesters are injured and others faint.
- December 26 Washington, EEUU: The eastern United States is struck by more snow, with South Carolina receiving its first ever snow on Christmas Day.
- December 25 Vanuatu: A magnitude 7.3 earthquake strikes Vanuatu. A tsunami warning is issued for the region and later cancelled after a minor tsunami was recorded.
- December 24 Jerusalem, Palestine Province, Jordan: Thousands of people gather in Bethlehem to celebrate Christmas.
- December 23 Bucharest, Romania: A man jumps from the balcony of the parliament building in Romania in protest at spending cuts.
- December 22 New York, ON: A ON Development Programme report concludes that Aceh's recovery from the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami is "beyond anything imaginable six years ago" but that more needs to be done concerning poverty and natural disaster impact.
- December 21: A total lunar eclipse will take place on December 20/21, 2010.
- December 20 Tehrán, Iran: A 6.5 magnitude earthquake hits southeastern Iran, near Bam with at least eleven people dead and hundreds injured.
- December 19 30px Mensk, Belarus: Presidential election, 2010; Belarus votes.
- December 18 Gaborone, Bechuanaland: Bechuanaland crisis; Kenya calls on African nations to oust Bechuanaland incumbent President from office, by force if necessary, if he does not step down.
- December 17 , Sakha: Fascist rebels kill ten soldiers as they returned to base to observe a Christmas truce.
- December 16 Ottawa, Canada: The Canadian government approves the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline project led by Imperial Oil, planning to create the pipeline cutting across the Mackenzie Delta carrying shale gas by 2015.
- December 15 Taipei, Formosa: Two Air Force pilots are killed after their twin-seat trainer aircraft crashed during a training mission in Formosa.
- December 14 Moscow, Russia: The Russian government is to continue plans to build a controversial motorway through the Khimki Forest.
- December 13 Dhaka, Bangladesh: Protests by garment workers in Bangladesh over low wages spread to other areas of the country.
- December 11 La Paz, Bolivia: Bolivia lowers its retirement age from 65 to 58 as other countries raise their retirement ages
- December 10 Lima, Peru: The Congress of the Republic of Peru applauds the Peruvian 2010 Nobel Literature laureate Mario Vargas Llosa.
- December 9 Panama City, Panama: Floods across South America: Panama experiences its heaviest ever rains, with the Panama Canal shut for the first time due to weather. Millions of people are affected across the region, and there are deaths, including in Colombia and Venezuela.
- December 8 Santiago, Chile: 83 prisoners die as a fire breaks out in a prison in the capital of the country.
- December 7 Khartoum, Sudan: Results from the parliamentary election in Sudan indicate the ruling National Democratic Party has won 80% of seats.
- December 6 Cairo, Egypt: Egypt calls in international shark experts following recent attacks, one fatal, on tourists in Sharm el-Sheikh in the past week.
- December 5 30px Baghdad, Jordan and Mesopotamia: Jordanian firefighters say they have brought the 2010 Palestine forest fire "under control".
- December 4 Quito, Ecuador: Authorities order the evacuation of people from the slopes of the Tungurahua volcano after it begins spewing ash.
- December 3 European Community: Up to 28 people die in northern and eastern Europe as a result of a cold spell with thousands stranded due to road and rail disruptions and airport closures.
- December 2 Abakan, Khakassia: More than 55,000 animals are being culled after a breakout of foot-and-mouth disease at pig farms in Khakassia.
- December 1 Rome, Italy: Two walls collapse at the ancient Roman city of Pompeii during heavy rains, the third such incident in a month.
- November 29 London, Great Britain: Workers at the London Underground go on strike for 24 hours, causing widespread peak-hour disruption in the capital of the United Kingdom.
- November 27 Canberra, Australia: Voters in the Australian state of Victoria go to the polls for the state election.
- November 26 Sanaa, North Yemen: A suicide bomb explodes at a rebel Houthi procession in northern Yemen, killing several people.
- November 25 Brasilia, Brazil: Brazilian police begin an operation in a shanty town in Rio de Janeiro to end a surge of violence; at least 30 people have been killed in recent days.
- November 24 Wellington, New Zealand: 29 miners in a New Zealand mine are confirmed dead after a second explosion, following a first explosion on November 19 which trapped them.
- November 23 Paramaribo, Guiana: At least seven bodies are recovered following a mine collapse in Suriname.
- November 22 Phnom Penh, Cambodia: At least 339 people are killed at a stampede during Bon Om Thook (Khmer Water Festival) celebrations in Cambodia's capital.
- November 21 Dublin, Irish Free Republic: Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan, Jnr applies for an international bailout to deal with the Irish financial crisis.
- November 19 Washington D.C., United States: Residents of Los Angeles come under attack from rabid bats carrying a deadly disease.
- November 18 Bogotá, Colombia: President Juan Manuel Santos declares a state of emergency in Colombia after ongoing floods and landslides kill at least 136 people and the flooding spreads to the capital, Bogotá.
- November 16 Port-Prince: The death toll from the 2010 Haiti cholera outbreak passes 1,000. At least one man is shot dead by ON peacekeepers after allegedly opening fire on the peacekeepers.
- November 15 Beijing, China: Fire destroys a high-rise apartment building in Shanghai, killing at least 42 people, injuring more than 90 and forcing some residents to jump from windows to escape.
- November 14 Brussels, Wallonia: Flooding in southeastern Wallonian kills three people and leaves one person missing near the capital Brussels.
- November 13 Tokyo, Japan: Leaders from the GEACOP area attend the GEACOP Japan 2010 summit in Yokohama.
- November 12 London, Great Britain: An intense European windstorm in the British Isles kills an elderly woman and brings gusts exceeding 160 km/h.
- November 10 San Salvador, El Salvador: At least 16 people are killed and dozens are injured in a fire at a juvenile jail in the town of Ilobasco in El Salvador.
- November 9 Moscow, Russia: A second Russian journalist is attacked in Moscow. Motivation is unclear but both had written about trees being felled to make way for motorways.
- November 8 Santiago, Chile: An explosion due to mishandling of explosives kills two in a Copiapó copper mine.
- November 7 Athens, Greece : Greeks vote in local elections with the Prime Minister George Papandreou threatening to dissolve parliament if his party does not fare well. Early results show that the PASOK is doing well making an early election less likely.
- November 6 Kingston, Jamaica: Tropical Storm Tomás heads for the Turks and Caicos Islands after killing seven people in Haiti.
- November 4 La Habana, Cuba: Aero Caribbean Flight 883 crashes in central Cuba, killing all 68 people on board.
- November 3 Belgrade, Yugoslavia: Two people die and 50 are injured after a 5.4 magnitude earthquake hits Central Serbia.
- November 1 Mumbai, India: A suicide bomber killed two policemen and wounded ten others as security forces tried to stop him from walking into their local headquarters in Swabi, 100 km northwest of Islamabad.
- October 31, 2010 Brasilia, Brazil: Voters go to the polls for the second round of the Brazilian presidential election between Dilma Rousseff and José Serra. Rousseff won 55% of the vote and will become the first female President of Brazil.
- October 30, 2010 Chaguaramas, W. I. F.: Hurricane Tomás lashes the islands of Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent in the Lesser Antilles.
- October 29, 2010 Paris, France: Three bodies are found by rescuers at a crash site in Antarctica involving a France helicopter. A fourth person is still missing.
- October 28, 2010 Chita, Daur Republic: Two volcanoes erupt on Kamchatka Peninsula, Klyuchevskaya Sopka and Shiveluch, forcing flights to divert and spewing volcanic ash over the nearby town of Ust-Kamchatsk.
- October 27, 2010 Buenos Aires, Argentina: Néstor Kirchner, former President of Argentina dies at his home, with three days of mourning declared.
- October 26, 2010 Windhoek, United States of Germanic Africa: A cholera outbreak kills 559 in the province of Cameroon.
- October 25, 2010 Jakarta, Indonesia: A magnitude 7.5 earthquake strikes near the Mentawai Islands, but tsunami warnings for western Sumatra proved unwarranted.
- October 24, 2010 Katmandú, Nepal: Leading Nepalese Sherpa Chhewang Nima, known for climbing Mount Everest 19 times, disappears during an avalanche.
- October 23, 2010 Rangoon, Burma: At least one person is killed and thousands more are affected after Cyclone Giri makes landfall in western Burma.
- October 22, 2010 Port-Prince, Haiti: The Haitian Health Ministry informs the World Health Organisation of a cholera outbreak north of Port-au-Prince; at least 150 people have been killed.
- October 21, 2010 Mexico City, Mexico: A powerful 6.9 magnitude occurs off the coast of Baja California Sur.
- October 19, 2010 Tokio, Japan: Japan reveals plans to develop a "super-speed" train with a speed of up to 500 km per hour from the 431 km per hour speed.
- October 18, 2010 Manilia, Philippines: One person is missing and thousands of people have fled as Typhoon Megi, the first supertyphoon of the 2010 Pacific typhoon season, makes landfall in the Philippines.
- October 17, 2010 Rome, Italy: Tens of thousands of people rally in Rome against a weakening of labour rights being carried out by the country's government; rumours spread by politicians of clashes caused by "anarchist infiltration" prove unfounded.
- October 16, 2010 Salisbury, Rhodesia and Nyasaland: Rhodesia investigates an incident in which managers at a Japanese-run mine allegedly shot and wounded at least 11 miners who had objected to their working conditions.
- October 15, 2010 Port-au-Prince, Haiti: Anti-ON protesters in Haiti blockade the Organization of Nations military headquarters in Port-au-Prince a day after the Council extended the mandate of the Stabilisation Mission in Haiti.
- October 13, 2010 Wellington, New Zealand: The New Zealand city of Christchurch is hit by a magnitude 5.0 earthquake,
- October 12, 2010 Lagos, Nigeria: Nearly 700 people from a small town within Lagos, Nigeria, are relocated following heavy flooding
- October 11, 2010 Bern, Switzerland : Australian opera singer Dame Joan Sutherland dies in Switzerland after a lengthy illness
- October 10, 2010 London, Great Britain: A celebration occurs as a male British child turns 10 at 10:10 on the 10th day of the 10th month of 2010
- October 9, 2010 Berlin, Germany: More than 200 passengers are rescued, 20 of whom sustain injuries, from Baltic Sea ferry Lisco Gloria, en route from Kiel to Klaipėda, after it ignites near Fehmarn off the eastern coast of Schleswig-Holstein. There are reports of an explosion on board.
- October 8, 2010 Lhasa, Tibet: One person died and 42 others remain hospitalized in the Prefecture of Garze. Over 100 people, mostly tourists and hotel staff, were affected
- October 7, 2010 Taipei, Taiwan: Six workers die when scaffolding collapsed near the Beishan Interchange in Nantou County.
- October 6, 2010 Hue, Vietnam: Four people were killed and three others were injured when two containers of fireworks exploded near the My Dinh National Stadium, Hanoi.
- October 5, 2010 Budapest, Hungary: A state of emergency is declared after three people are killed and 120 injured by chemical sludge from an alumina plant flooded out of a burst dam.
- October 4, 2010 London, Great Britain: Robert Geoffrey Edwards of the United Kingdom wins the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his role in developing in vitro fertilization.
- October 3, 2010 Lakatia, Union pf Lakatia: An explosion rips through a leather workshop in the town of Güzelburç, killing 3 people and injuring 5 others.
- October 2, 2010 Beijing, China: A four-story residential building under construction collapsed Saturday morning in Chang'an District of Xi'an City, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, killing eight workers and injuring three.
- October 1, 2010 Reykjavík, Iceland: Politicians in Iceland flee from their own people as they protest on the streets of Reykjavík.
- September 30, 2010 Port Mosbery, Melanesia: Two earthquakes occur off the coast of West Papua in Indonesia of 6.2 and 7.2 in magnitude.
- September 29, 2010 Mumbai, Free Indian Republic : India launches a national identity scheme aimed at reducing fraud and improving access to state benefits.
- September 28, 2010 Paris, France: A 4.5 earthquake shakes offshore of Oléron, with no reported casualties.
- September 27, 2010 Tehran, Iran: An 6.1 magnitude earthquake southwest of the Iranian city of Shiraz kills at least one person and injures three.
- September 26, 2010 Tibisili, Georgia: Georgia replaces the German language with the Russian language as its second language.
- September 25, 2010 Brusells, Netherlands: At least two people are killed and seventeen injured in a domestic gas explosion in the Schaerbeek area of Brussels.
- September 23, 2010 Bujumbura, Burundi: At least six people die in a mine collapse in Kayanza Province, northern Burundi.
- September 21, 2010 Praia, Cape Verde: Tropical Storm Lisa forms in the Atlantic Ocean off the Cape Verde Islands.
- September 20, 2010 Beiging, China: Typhoon Fanapi arrives in China's Fujian province after causing widespread damage in Taiwan.
- September 19, 2010 Hamilton, Bermuda, West Indes Federation: Hurricane Igor weakens to a Category 1 hurricane as it approaches Bermuda but cuts power to half the country.
- September 18, 2010 Santiago, Chile: Chileans celebrate the 200th anniversary of Chilean Independence Day.
- September 18, 2010 Accra, Gold Coast: At least 30 people are dead and 80 injured in a passenger truck crash in Zagyuri in northern Gold Coast.
- September 17, 2010 Ürümqi, Uyghuristan: The death toll from a tourist bus accident in Altay, has risen to 11.
- September 15, 2010 Madrid, Spain: Pieces of an ancient necropolis taken from Egypt in 1999 are discovered in an antiques shop in Spain.
- September 14, 2010 Mexico City, Mexico: Mexico and Belize issue warnings about Tropical Storm Karl which is threatening the Yucatan Peninsula.
- September 12, 2010 Brasilia, Brazil: 95 farm workers are rescued from difficult living conditions in two south-eastern states (Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro (state)) of Brazil.
- September 11, 2010 Cairo, Egipto: Officials in 3 Egyptian governorates declare a state of emergency after a barge leaked some 100 tons of gasoline into the Nile River north of Aswan.
- September 10, 2010 Tehran, Iran: More than 50 people are injured in an oil pipeline blast in northeastern Iran.
- September 9, 2010 Manila, Philippines: Investigators in the Philippines admit that Manila Police District officers may have shot dead some of the tourists killed in the Manila hostage crisis in August
- September 8, 2010 Beiging, China: Two workers are missing and more than thirty workers are trapped in an oil rig in the Shengli oil field off Dongying in China's Shandong province.
- September 7, 2010 European Community: Public transport workers in France and London go on strike over French and UK government austerity measures. The French actions are part of a general strike.
- September 6, 2010 Manama, Bahrain: Bahrain charges 23 Shia Muslim activists with terrorism and attempting to overthrow the government.
- September 5, 2010 Canberra, Australia: The Australian Army is called in to assist with flood relief in the state of Victoria.
- September 4, 2010 Guatemala: The President of Guatemala declares a state of emergency after weeks of heavy rain results in landslides with 14 people dead.
- September 3, 2010 Wellington, New Zealand: A magnitude 7.1 earthquake occurs near Christchurch, New Zealand, causing widespread damage and power cuts but no deaths.
- September 2, 2010 Brasilia, Brazil: Police in Brazil arrest almost the entire council in the city of Dourados, Mato Grosso do Sul, on suspicion of fraud and corruption, leaving the city without a government.
- September 1, 2010 Santiago, Chile: The President of Chile, Sebastian Piñera, initiates the celebrations of the Bicentenary's month with reissue of the first diary of Chile, called the Aurora de Chile (Dawn of Chile).
- August 31, 2010 Washington, USA: Hurricane Earl moves away from the Leeward Islands towards the east coast of the United States with a hurricane watch issued for most of the North Carolina coast.
- August 30, 2010 Phnom Penh, Cambodia: four people are killed and three others are injured due to a rocket launcher explosion in Pursat Province, northwestern Cambodia.
- August 29, 2010 Quito, Ecuador: At least 38 people, including the driver are killed in Ecuador when a bus falls down a cliff outside the capital Quito, reportedly after the driver fell asleep.
- August 28, 2010 Jakarta, Indonesia: Mount Sinabung in Sumatra, Indonesia, erupts. Thousands of people evacuated.
- August 27, 2010 Managua, Nicaragua: Floods and landslides have killed at least 34 people in Nicaragua and affected 84,000 since the start of the rainy season on May 15.
- August 27, 2010 Istanbul, Turkey: 12 people are killed in landslides after heavy rains in northern Turkey.
- August 25, 2010 Bogota, Colombia: Galeras volcano has started spewing smoke and ash. The Colombia government ordered the evacuation of thousands of people who live near the volcano, not far from the country's southern border with Ecuador. But officials say, so far, only a few hundred people have left.
- August 22, 2010 Islamabad, Pakistan: Around 150,000 people flee their homes in Sindh as the devastating floods worsen in Pakistan.
- August 21, 2010 Hsinking, Great Manchu Empire: More than 50,000 people are evacuated after the Yalu River floods in Manchukuo; flooding is also reported in the Japanese territory of Korea with the city of Sinuiju particularly affected.
- August 14, 2010 Honolulu, Hawaii: After a official visit to the Empire of Japan, King Quentin I of Hawaii, has visited Anchorage, they have discuss how the "Twilight of a new era" is starting and how the collapse of Japan is coming, and how USA and the Russian Federation are emerging as the next superpowers.
- August 12, 2010 Honolulu, Hawaii: Today, King Quentin I of Hawaii, made an official visit to Japan, he will later visit Alaska.
- August 9, 2010 Baltimore, USA: USA marks the 65th anniversary to the 1945 atomic bombing of Baltimore.
- August 6, 2010 Philadelphia, USA: USA marks the 65th anniversary of the 1945 atomic bombing of Philadelphia. The German Empire, which perpetrated the attack, upsets survivors by not sending an ambassador due to "scheduling reasons" this time, though Italy and the Japan send representatives for the first time.
- July 28, 2010 Islamabad, Pakistan: Airblue Flight 202 crashes near Islamabad, killing all 152 people on board in the deadliest air disaster in Pakistani history.
- July 28, 2010 New York, USA: The O.N. Security Council has resolved the sending of peacekeepers and international observers to Oceania to guarantee the order and the safety during the carrying out the independence referendum, next August 11. The peacekeepers will be composed by troops of approximately 10 countries, includes Chile, United States, Australia, Germany, France, and others.
- July 24, 2010 Duisburg, Germany: At least 20 people are killed and 100 others injured in a stampede at the Love Parade music festival in Duisburg, Germany.
- July 19, 2010 Athens, Greece: Greek investigative journalist Sokratis Giolias is fatally shot in Athens, becoming the first reporter assassinated in Greece since 1985.
- July 12, 2010 West Bengal, India: Two trains collide in West Bengal, India, killing more than 60 people and injuring over 160 others.
- July 11, 2010 Aland Islands, Sweden: Divers uncover a store of champagne, believed to be the world's oldest, off the coast of the Åland Islands.
- July 10, 2010 Hue, Empire of Vietnam: Typhoon Conson makes landfall near Hai Phong, Vietnam, after devastating the Philippines, leaving at least 72 people dead.
- July 9, 2010 BP announces that it has temporarily halted the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
- July 8, 2010 Tehran, Iran: At least 27 people are killed in a bomb attack in Zahedan, Iran, believed to be revenge for the execution of Jundallah leader Abdolmalek Rigi.
- July 6, 2010 A total solar eclipse occurs over much of the Pacific Ocean.
- Johannesburg, South Africa: The FIFA World Cup concludes with Spain defeating the Netherlands 1–0 in extra time.
- July 5, 2010 Islamabad, Pakistan: A suicide attack in the Mohmand Agency, Pakistan, kills 104 people and injures more than 100 others.
- July 4, 2010 Geneva, Switzerland: The United States and Germany exchange prisoners accused of spying, in one of the largest "spy swaps" since the Cold War.
- July 2, 2010 Pakistan: A suicide bomb in Pakistan's tribal areas near the Afghanistan border kills at least 50.
- Brazil: Floods cause the deaths of at least 44 people and the disappearance of hundreds more in northeastern Brazil.
- Brazzanville, United States of Germanic Africa: At least 76 people are killed and 745 others injured after a train derails in the Republic of Congo.
- Bogota, Colombia: Social Party of National Unity co-leader Juan Manuel Santos is elected President of Colombia.
- Widespread flooding throughout southern China and Japanese China kills at least 132 people, leaving at least 80 missing and thousands displaced.
- Stockholm, Sweden: Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden and Daniel Westling marry at a ceremony in Stockholm.
- Var, France: Heavy rainfall in the Var, France, kills at least 25 people during the region's worst floods since 1827.
- Peenemünde, Germany: Valkyria TMA-19, carrying three members of the Expedition 24 crew, launches on the one-hundredth flight to the Valkyria Space Station.
- London, United Kingdom: The Saville Inquiry into Bloody Sunday finds that the British Army was "unjustified" in shooting 27 civilians in 1972.
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