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  • European migrant crisis
    • A migrant boat capsizes off the northern coast of Cyprus, killing at least 19 people, while 25 are reported missing, and the Turkish coast guard rescues 103. (AP)

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  • Formula 2 driver Santino Ferrucci is sacked by Trident Racing for deliberately crashing into Arjun Maini at a race in Silverstone earlier this month and for his sponsor's non-payment. He was previously fined for a number of other incidents, including holding a mobile phone as he drove from a paddock. (ESPN)
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  • Moons of Jupiter
    • Ten new moons are discovered around Jupiter, raising the count to 79 confirmed moons. One of these new moons, S/2016 J 2, nicknamed Valetudo, is notable for orbiting backwards compared to the other moons in its vicinity, and may collide with one of them in the future. (Science Magazine)
  • Archeologists in Jordan find baked flatbread dating to 12,500 BC, making it the oldest surviving bread ever discovered, surpassing a Turkish loaf which was estimated to be 9,100 years old. The bread was found in a stone oven which was apparently built during the formative years of the Natufian culture. The bread is also notable for predating the Neolithic Revolution by 4,000 years. (Reuters)
  • Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announces plans to open the Technological University Dublin, a new university in Dublin, Ireland, in January 2019. The new university will be an amalgamation of three existing institutes of technologyDIT, ITB, and IT Tallaght. (RTÉ)
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  • 2015–2018 Iraqi protests
    • Demonstrations across Iraq leave dozens of people dead and cause mass unrest. (Iraqi News) (The Jerusalem Post) (The Wall Street Journal)

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  • 2018 lower Puna eruption
    • 23 passengers on a tour boat in Hawaii are injured after a lava bomb from the Kīlauea volcano punctures the roof of the vessel. (KABC-TV)
  • An intense heatwave kills at least 14 people in Japan. (Reuters)
  • Heavy flooding in Nigeria kills 44 people and 20 others are missing. (All Africa)
  • Five bodies are recovered from MV Shunqiang 2, which sank the day before after colliding with another ship near Shanghai. (Xinhua)
  • A ship catches fire at the Gadani ship-breaking yard in Pakistan, trapping four workers inside. (The Tribune)
  • A road collision involving a broken-down bus kills at least 17 people and injures at least 11 others in Hyderabad, Pakistan. (The Tribune)
  • Two vessels deliver 25 survivors and one Peruvian corpse from Spanish ship MV Dorneda to ports in Argentina and Patagonia. One crewman remains missing after the fishing trawler sank off Argentina. (The Journal du Cemron)
  • An explosion in a coal mine in Tkibuli, Georgia, kills four people and injures six others. (A.A.)
  • A gas explosion at a hotel in Multan, Pakistan, kills three people and injures 25 others. (The Nation)

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  • Flights from Iran to Najaf, Iraq, are diverted to Baghdad due to anti-government protests. (Reuters)

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  • List of earthquakes in 2018
    • An earthquake of 6.2 magnitude strikes off Yemen, but there are no reports of any damage or casualties. (The New York Times)
  • MV Shunqiang 2 collides with another ship off Shanghai, causing thirteen to fall overboard and the ship to sink. Search and rescue operations commence for the missing seafarers. (Xinhua)
  • A fire in a copper mine in Limpopo, South Africa kills five and traps a sixth. (CNN)

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  • A landslide at a jade mine in Kachin State, Myanmar, kills at least 15 people and injures 45 others. (Channel NewsAsia)

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  • In data collected by NASA's Juno spacecraft, an INAF team discovers suggestions of a new volcano close to the south pole of Jupiter's moon Io. (Tribune)

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