Encyclopedia Britannica Almanac by Encyclopaedia Britannica

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The Encyclopaedia Britannica 2010 Almanac, is the total resource for quick proof. released in organization with Time journal, the Encyclopaedia Britannica Almanac 2010 comprises extra assurance of key topics resembling the humanities, enterprise, humans, technological know-how, and the area than different top almanacs. examine the continuing humanitarian obstacle in Darfur, the increase of world nutrients costs and the accompanying political and monetary results, the growing to be army operation in Afghanistan, the lives of influential political leaders, athletes, authors, heroes and lots more and plenty extra !

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Nicolas Sarkozy France’s pro-US president is an advocate for women, immigrants, and the weak—even as he has made his nation’s voice stronger. Wang Qishan China’s vice-premier is a watchdog for his nation’s economic interests worldwide. Elizabeth Warren As chair of the US congressional committee overseeing the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), she is a leader in reforming markets. Xi Jinping As vice president, the fix-it specialist is likely to become China’s new president in 2012. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono Indonesia’s president faces poverty, terror—and a reelection campaign.

26 May Pakistan’s Supreme Court overturns a judgment made in February and rules that opposition leader Nawaz Sharif is entitled to run for and hold public office. US Pres. Barack Obama names Sonia Sotomayor of the Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit as his choice to replace the retiring David Souter on the US Supreme Court. France opens a military base in Abu Dhabi; as many as 500 troops will be stationed there for training and support. 27 May Boubacar Messaoud of Mauritania accepts the 2009 Anti-Slavery International Award for his organization SOS Esclaves; the organization was instrumental in the creation of laws making slavery il- 29 legal in Mauritania and continues to fight the practice of slavery in a country in which it is believed that some 600,000 people are still enslaved.

7 earthquake causes houses to collapse in several villages and leads to the deaths of at least 28 people. September 2008 1 Sep Democratic Republic of the Congo. A small plane crashes into a mountainside during a thunderstorm; all 17 aboard, most of them aid workers, are feared dead. 6 Sep Egypt. The Muqattam cliffs outside Cairo begin to collapse, loosing hundreds of pounds of rocks and boulders that crush a shantytown in the shadow of the cliffs; dozens of people are killed. 6 Sep Haiti. After a week of flooding caused by Tropical Storm Hanna, at least 529 people have perished, most of them in Gonaïves.

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