Portal:Current events/2019 February 11

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Armed conflicts and attacks

Business and economy
  • Mars One, a private Dutch organization that had claimed it would send humans on a one-way trip to Mars starting in 2024, releases a statement saying it has been declared bankrupt. (CBC)

Disasters and accidents
  • A helicopter carrying Brazilian journalist and news anchor Ricardo Boechat crashes in São Paulo, killing both Boechat and the pilot. (BBC)
  • 2018–19 North American winter
    • A winter storm is expected to bring up to 12 inches (30 cm) of snow to the Midwestern and Northeastern United States in the upcoming days. (NBC News)
  • A winter storm hits Hawaii, depositing snow at record-low elevations at Polipoli State Park, along with massive waves, coastal flooding, and strong winds, resulting in at least one death. (AP) (The Washington Post)

International relations

Law and crime
  • Oulu child sexual exploitation scandal
    • Finnish police start to investigate new rapes of two underage girls that had occurred a few days earlier in Oulu, Finland. (Yle)
  • A 15-year-old student has stabbed and killed his teacher and a classmate at a high school in Stolbtsy, Belarus. Two other classmates were also injured. (The New York Times)
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