Portal:Current events/2010 July 17

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Armed conflicts and attacks

  • Dozens of English football fans clash with dogs and riot police in a busy shopping square in York, causing its closure. (BBC)
  • At least 50 automobiles sustain burns in Grenoble, France, as people protest the fatal shooting of a man by police. The man was shot during a chase following a robbery after firing on police. (BBC) (The Age) (Aljazeera) (The Daily Telegraph) (Reuters) (News24.com)
  • 300 JEM rebels and 86 Sudanese Army soldiers are killed in Darfur. (Aljazeera)
  • At least eight people are killed by machete-wielding attackers near Jos, Nigeria in scenes reminiscent of events earlier this year. (BBC) (Aljazeera)
  • South Korea develops a long-range cruise missile capable of striking North Korea, Japan, Russia and China. (WAtoday)
  • Suspected militants armed with assault rifles attack a bus in northwest Pakistan near the Afghanistan border, resulting in at least 16 casualties. (ABC Australia Online)
  • Thousands of mourners gather in Zahedan for a mass funeral for those killed in recent bombings; Iranian officials indicate that they believe the West carried out the atrocities. (The Age) (BBC)
  • The Mexican military says Thursday's attack in Ciudad Juárez was a car bomb. (Aljazeera)

Arts, culture and entertainment

Business and economy

  • British tour operator Goldtrail collapses, stranding thousands of holidaymakers abroad. (BBC) (The Age)


  • Israeli settlements dump untreated chemical waste directly into a sewage canal that runs through agricultural land in the West Bank, giving Palestinians skin and respiratory illnesses. (Aljazeera)
  • Typhoon Conson makes landfall near Hai Phong, Vietnam, after devastating Southern China and the Philippines with at least 65 dead. (JTWC) (NDCC)
  • One month after Israel's announcement it was easing its Gazan blockade the humanitarian situation remains dire. (Sky News)
  • More than 2,000 firefighters fight a fire at the port of Dalian after two oil pipelines explode. (WAtoday) (BBC)
  • Greece experiences its first forest fires of the summer season. (WAtoday)
  • Twenty-eight coal miners die after a fire in their mine near Hancheng City in China's Shaanxi Province. (CRI English)

International relations

Law and crime

  • German minister Ilse Aigner expresses annoyance at Facebook's privacy policy, saying the website is breaking the law by collecting information such as phone numbers. (The Age)
  • Bangladeshi police arrest an army major who allegedly possessed hundreds of bottles of Phensedyl, an illegal cough syrup. (BBC)
  • Hugo Chávez exhumes the corpse of Simón Bolívar to investigate suspicions of foul play being involved in his death. (WAtoday)

Politics and elections

Science and weather


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