Portal:Current events/February 2018

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February 2018 was the second month of the current common year. The month, which began on a Thursday, ended on a Wednesday after 28 days.

Portal:Current events

This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from February 2018.

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  • The Canadian Senate agrees with the House of Commons to make the Canadian national anthem, "O Canada", gender neutral. The second line of the song will now read "in all of us" instead of "in all thy sons." (NPR)
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  • Eleven people are killed in a fire at a Japanese residential facility for people in financial difficulty. (BBC)
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  • 2018 in spaceflight
    • NASA confirms that Scott Tilley, a Canadian amateur astronomer and satellite tracker, has rediscovered NASA's IMAGE (Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration) satellite while he was searching for the U.S. government's classified Zuma satellite. NASA engineers will try to analyze the data from the spacecraft to learn more about the state of the spacecraft. (The Independent) (Phys.org)
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  • Crime in France
    • After two days of questioning, influential Islamic academician and Oxford professor Tariq Ramadan is charged with the alleged rape of two women and jailed in Paris. (The Guardian)
  • Aftermath of the 2017 Finsbury Park attack
    • As the sole perpetrator of the 19 June 2017 attack on Muslims in London, Darren Osborne is sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of murder. (Al Jazeera)
  • Aftermath of the 2017 Las Vegas shooting
    • An Arizonan ammunition dealer is charged in a Nevada federal court with "conspiracy to manufacture and sell armor-piercing ammunition without a license" after his fingerprints were discovered on unfired armor-piercing ammunition inside Stephen Paddock's suite. (Reuters)

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  • Nunes memo
    • U.S. President Donald Trump authorizes Congress to release the Nunes memo, against the wishes of the FBI, Department of Justice, and lawmakers from both sides, all of whom say that the document's release poses a risk to national security. (NPR), (USA Today)
    • The document is released through the House Intelligence Committee's website. Opinions on the memo were largely mixed, with Democrats, some Republicans and several national security experts suggesting that certain details in the document confirm prior reports surrounding the reasoning for the FBI's decision to conduct the investigation. Critics of the memo suggested that its release was a partisan attempt to undermine and discredit Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible ties between Trump's presidential campaign and Russian intelligence associates, and posed a risk to national security . (CNN)
  • Nuclear Posture Review
    • The United States releases a new policy on nuclear arms, the first update since 2010. It calls for the introduction of two new types of weapons in the U.S. nuclear arsenal: low-yield nuclear submarine-launched ballistic (SLBM) and cruise (SLCM) missiles. (Denver Post) (NPR)

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  • 15760 Albion (previously 1992 QB1), the first discovered Kuiper belt object, is officially named by its discoverers. (Minor Planet Center)

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  • Prehistoric Britain
    • Without peer-review publication researchers at London's Natural History Museum state that the DNA extracted from "Cheddar Man" reveals that early inhabitants of Great Britain had blue eyes and dark skin. The name "Cheddar Man" was given to a fossil of a human man that lived thousands of years ago, which was discovered in 1903. Some scientists in the field state that the sample may have been contaminated with modern DNA weakening the results. (BBC), (The New York Times), (Gene Expression)
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  • LGBT rights in Bermuda
    • Bermuda repeals same-sex marriage, becoming the world's first jurisdiction to legalise, then repeal same-sex marriage. However, about half a dozen same-sex marriages that took place in Bermuda between the Supreme Court ruling in May 2017 and the repeal will continue to be recognised. (The Guardian)
  • Crime in Toronto
    • The remains of six people found on a property in East York are linked to alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur. This brings the total body count to eleven. (Global News)
  • Mexican Drug War
    • Mexican authorities arrest American-born Jose Maria Guizar Valencia, the alleged leader of the Zetas drug cartel, as he was entering a hotel in Mexico City's upscale neighborhood of Roma. (Los Angeles Times) (BBC)

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  • Crime in Ohio
    • Two officers of the Westerville, Ohio Police Department are shot and killed (one died immediately, one later at the hospital) in an ambush-type attack which had begun as a domestic dispute between the male perpetrator, who was wounded during the incident, and his wife. (CNN)
  • Crime in Kentucky
  • separate shootings kill a total of 5 in kentucky. The shooter is among the dead.

York Post)

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  • Crime in Puerto Rico
    • A mass shooting at a bar in the town of Comerio, Puerto Rico, near the capital San Juan, leaves at least five people dead and one other injured. (CBS News)
  • An Iraqi court sentences 15 Turkish women to death by hanging after they were found guilty of joining the ISIS group as brides. (Newsweek)

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