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Current Affairs 2008 : September By Neo Quiz Spot

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September 2 - Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda of Japan resigns less than a year after taking office following Shinzo Abe's resignation.

September 2 - Political crisis in Thailand: Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej of Thailand declares a state of emergency in Bangkok.

September 3 - Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani of Pakistan survives an assassination attempt near Islamabad while on his way to meet the British Leader of the Opposition David Cameron.

September 3 - President's Dimitris Christofias and Mehmet Ali Talat hold peace talks in Nicosia, aimed at reunifying Cyprus.

September 6 - Asif Ali Zardari is elected as the President of Pakistan by the Electoral College of Pakistan.

September 9 - Political crisis in Thailand: The Constitutional Court of Thailand orders Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej to resign after receiving payment for appearing on a television cooking show.

September 10 - The proton beam is circulated for the first time in the Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest and the highest-energy particle accelerator, located at CERN, near Geneva, under the Franco-Swiss border.

September 15 - Following negotiations, President Robert Mugabe and opposition leaders Morgan Tsvangirai and Arthur Mutambara sign a power-sharing deal, making Tsvangirai the new Prime Minister of Zimbabwe.

September 15 - Lehman Brothers filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

September 17 - The International Astronomical Union classifies Haumea as the fifth dwarf planet in the Solar System.

September 21 - President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa resigns after accepting a call by African National Congress.

September 24 - The Diet of Japan elects Taro Aso as the new Prime Minister of Japan.

September 25 - Kgalema Motlanthe is elected by the National Assembly of South Africa as the President of South Africa, succeeding Thabo Mbeki.

September 25 - Shenzhou 7, the third manned Chinese spaceflight and the first with three crew members, is successfully launched. China becomes the third country ever to conduct a spacewalk.

September 27 - Death of Mahendra Kapoor, 74, Indian playback singer, heart attack.

September 28 - SpaceX Falcon 1 becomes the world's first privately developed space launch vehicle successfully to make orbit.

September 29 - Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi, 72, Indian politician.

September 30 - A Jodhpur temple stampede in western India kills over 224 people, and injures 400.

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