One Small Step for a Man 40 Years Ago Today

Today is the 40th anniversary of the first step on the moon. More information about the moonwalk, MSNBC. The homepage for the commemoration is We Chose the Moon with timelines, video, and maps.

Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the sole surviving member of the terrorists who attacked Mumbai last November, has changed his plea to guilty. 166 people died in the multi-day attack, CNN-IBN.

Clerics in Iran have called for a referendum on last month’s disputed presidential elections, BBC News.

56 people are on trial in Turkey for a plot to overthrow the government, Bloomberg.

The U.S. is reaching a deal to sell India arms. The deal would feature monitoring systems to make sure the arms do not end up in the wrong hands and would allow monitoring agencies into Indian nuclear sites, AFP.

Frank McCourt, Nobel prize winning author of Angela’s Ashes, a memoir of his childhood in Ireland, has died, Christian Science Monitor.

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