Iran has ordered its nuclear chief to begin enriching uranium. Iran says the enriched uranium will be used in a research reactor, BBC News.
55 nations submitted their plans for reducing carbon emissions this week, New York Times.
U.S. President Barack Obama released his proposed 2011 budget. One of the cuts will scrap plans by NASA to sends humans back to the moon by 2020, CNN.
The British medical journal, The Lancet, retracted publication of a 1998 study that suggested the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine was linked to autism, Boston Herald.
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.