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.
Iran is building a second uranium enrichment site, claiming that it is for nuclear energy production only, BBC News.
5 Americans (4 soldiers and 1 Marine) died yesterday in 3 separate attacks by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan, New York Times.
The G20 Summit opened yesterday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The meeting, which continues today, will focus on preventing another global financial crisis, Xinhua. Designated protest spots have been set up and police are arresting those who are protesting outside of those sites. Citywide protests are planned for 11:30 am EDT today, Pittsburgh Organizing Group and Pittsburgh G-20 Resistance Project.
The Pacific island nation of Palau has made the world’s first shark sanctuary. Sharks are often hunted for their fins which are used in shark fin soup, BBC News.