Saturday, January 8, 2011

TOP FIVE BIGGEST NEWS OF 2010

There are many remarkable moments last year that we can never forget. Remember how Tiger Woods admitted that he is suffering from "Sex Addiction" and how he admitted to the public that he betrayed his wife? How about Conan O'Brien departure from the Tonight Show? Sandra Bullock and the issue between her and his hubby Jesse James, and when
Lindsay Lohan was sentenced. Betty White to be one of the funny SNL host? New Orleans Saints won the Super Bowl 2010? How about the First ever successful full face transplant or when Apple unveils IPad? Or how about the controversial war documents released by Wikileaks?
But what are the top biggest and shocking headlines last year?
TOP FIVE BIGGEST NEWS OF 2010

TOP 5 BIGGEST NEWS OF 2010
"END OF IRAQ WAR"

Barack Obama proudly kept a campaign promise and pulled U.S. troops out of Iraq. The last U.S. combat brigades departed Iraq in the early morning of August 19, 2010. Convoys of U.S. troops had been moving out of Iraq to Kuwait for several days, and NBC News broadcast live from Iraq as the last convoy crossed the border. While all combat brigades left the country, an additional 50,000 personnel remained in the country to provide support for the Iraqi military.On August 31, 2010, Obama announced the end of Operation Iraqi Freedom from the Oval Office. In his address, he covered his next year's plan for closing operations in Afghanistan, the role of the United States' soft power, the effect the war has had on the United States economy, and the legacy of American wars.However, there has been some controversy over whether the official declaration is accurate, with the issuance of a standards memo from the Associated Press stating "combat in Iraq is not over, and we should not uncritically repeat suggestions that it is, even if they come from senior officials."

TOP 4 BIGGEST NEWS OF 2010
"NORTH KOREA VS SOUTH KOREA"

Soon to be retired North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il’s son and heir Jong-un ordered their military to attack South Korea. The U.S. responded by holding joint war games preparations with the South, during which a mortar shell accidentally got launched to the north but it turns out the Korean War never officially ended.

TOP 3 BIGGEST NEWS OF 2010
" RESCUING CHILEAN MINERS"

On 5 August 2010, a cave-in occurred at the San José copper-gold mine in the Atacama Desert near Copiapó, Chile. The accident left 33 men trapped 700 metres (2,300 ft) below ground. The miners survived underground for a record 69 days. All 33 were rescued and brought to the surface on 13 October 2010; the first miner emerged from the Fénix 2 rescue capsule at 00:10 CLDT and the last at 21:55 CLDT. After the last trapped miner was winched to the surface, the rescue workers held up a sign stating "Misión cumplida Chile" (English: "Mission accomplished Chile") to the estimated more than 1 billion people watching the rescue on live television around the world. The total cost of the rescue operation was estimated at US$20 million, a third covered by private donations with the rest coming from state-owned mining corporation Codelco and the government itself.

TOP 2 BIGGEST NEWS OF 2010
" BP OIL SPILL"

The BP Oil Spill flowed for three months in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico. The impact of the spill still continues even from the well being capped. It is the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry. The spill stemmed from a sea-floor oil gusher that resulted from the April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion. The explosion killed 11 men working on the platform and injured 17 others. On July 15, the leak was stopped by capping the gushing wellhead, after it had released about 4.9 million barrels (780×10^3 m3), or 205.8 million gallons of crude oil. The spill continues to cause extensive damage to marine and wildlife habitats as well as the Gulf's fishing and tourism industries. Skimmer ships, floating containment booms, anchored barriers, sand-filled barricades along shorelines, and dispersants were used in an attempt to protect hundreds of miles of beaches, wetlands and estuaries from the spreading oil. The U.S. Government has named BP as the responsible party, and officials have committed to holding the company accountable for all cleanup costs and other damage.

THE BIGGEST NEWS OF 2010
"HAITI EARTHQUAKE"

The earthquake occurred at 16:53 local time (21:53 UTC) on Tuesday, 12 January 2010. By 24 January, at least 52 aftershocks measuring 4.5 or greater had been recorded. An estimated three million people were affected by the quake; the Haitian government reported that an estimated 230,000 people had died, 300,000 had been injured and 1,000,000 made homeless.[9][10] They also estimated that 250,000 residences and 30,000 commercial buildings had collapsed or were severely damaged. The earthquake caused major damage in Port-au-Prince, Jacmel and other settlements in the region. Many notable landmark buildings were significantly damaged or destroyed, including the Presidential Palace, the National Assembly building, the Port-au-Prince Cathedral, and the main jail. Many countries responded to appeals for humanitarian aid, pledging funds and dispatching rescue and medical teams, engineers and support personnel. Communication systems, air, land, and sea transport facilities, hospitals, and electrical networks had been damaged by the earthquake, which hampered rescue and aid efforts; confusion over who was in charge, air traffic congestion, and problems with prioritisation of flights further complicated early relief work.


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