Monday, 27 April 2009

Such a bad YEAR!

Honestly 2008 was already such a problematic year but 2009 seems even worse! 4 months in and we've had our share of suicide bombings, economic downturns, natural disasters, Asian celebrity drug smuggling cases (both in Hong Kong and Korea - thought I'd sneak that in!), Tamil/Sri Lankan government feuds and now the pig flu! The world is so problematic nowadays. The media should be lifting our moods but not even that seems to help, on top of that I have my exams next month! The world is just beautiful ain't it!
To make things even more depressing here's a list of events I deem to be depressing enough to blog about! All taken from wikipedia - stop hating on it! It can be useful sometimes!

January 1st - 61 people died from Bangkok club fire.
January 3rd - Israel launches ground invasion of Gaza
January 7th - Russia shuts off gas supplies to Ukraine (Rude!)
January 15th - US Airways Flight 1549 ditches in the Hudson River - all passengers safe (Not really depressing but a scary thought).
January 26th - Thomas Lubanga (former leader of the Union of Congolese Patriots) is accused of training child soldiers to kill, pillage and rape (held by the International Criminal Court). Never knew this - shocking!
January 26th - Icelandic government and banking system collapse.
February 7th - Deadliest Bushfires in Australian history killing 173 people.
February 8th - Polish geologist shown beheaded by the Taliban.
February 10th - Collision of a Russian and American satellite (We live in such a technological world that even satellites collide! How many are there!)
February 12th - Colgan Air Flight 3407 crashes into a home in Clarence Center, Buffalo, New York killing 49.
February 25th - Turkish Airlines Flight 1951 crashes near Amsterdam Airport killing 9 and injuring 84 (out of 135 passengers).
February 25th - Members of the Bangladesh Rifles paramilitary force begin mutinying. Over 80 killed.
March 2nd - President of Guinea-Bissau is assassinated.
March 3rd - Gunmen attack a bus carrying Sri Lankan cricketers in Pakistan killing 8 and injuring many of the cricket team.
March 19th - Josef Fritzl is sentenced to life imprisonment by Austrian court.
March 27th - Flash floods in Indonesia kills at least 99 people.
April 5th - North Korea launches rocket passing over Japan prompting reaction from the UN Security Council.
April 6th - L'Aquila, Italy 6.3 magnitude earthquake killing 293
April 7th - Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori is sentenced to 25 years in prison for ordering killings and kidnappings by security forces.
April 18th - Iranian Court sentenced Roxana Saberi (a journalist) 8 years in prison for espionage.
April 24th - Outbreak of pig flu, 149 deaths in Mexico as of now (wikipedia).

There were also disputes in Thailand which I don't know the start date of and the death of Ian Tomlinson during the G20 summit which was quite a large story. Of course the media have also provided us with a load of stories too like the death of Natasha Richardson.

Well at least Obama decided to close Guantanamo Bay - that's a good thing!
If you were brave enough to read the whole thing I'm sorry if I depressed you but we really do live in an awful world now!
Have a nice day!

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