Published On: Fri, Jul 9th, 2010

In the news -Top News Headlines this week

* The prototype airplane of the Solar Impulse project completes the world’s first manned 24-hour solar-powered flight.
* Former military dictator of Panama Manuel Noriega (pictured) is sentenced to seven years in jail for money laundering in France.
* A series of bombings kills at least 70 people and injures 400 more during an annual Shia pilgrimage to the Al-Kadhimiya Mosque in Baghdad, Iraq.
* Following the death of Polish President Lech Kaczyński, Acting President Bronisław Komorowski wins a special presidential election, defeating Jarosław Kaczyński in the second round.
* In tennis, Rafael Nadal of Spain and Serena Williams of the United States win the singles titles at the Wimbledon Championships.
* U.S. General David Petraeus formally takes command of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.

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