Portal:Current events/January 2018

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January 2018 is the first month of the current common year. The month, which began on a Monday, will end on a Wednesday after 31 days. It is the current month.

Portal:Current events

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  • Kashmir conflict
    • An armed standoff between Indian security forces and Kashimiri rebels at a paramilitary base ends after 36 hours and leaves eight people dead. (Al Jazeera)
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  • Legal history of cannabis in the United States
    • California becomes the latest and most-populated state to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. (BBC)
  • Brazil prison riots
    • An apparent gang riot at Colonia Agroindustrial prison in Goiânia, Brazil, results in nine deaths and 14 inmates injured. Authorities report 233 prisoners escaped but now only 95 prisoners remain at large. (The Guardian) (Reuters)
  • Law of Alaska
    • The U.S. state of Alaska eliminates the posting of bail in criminal cases, replacing it with a points-based system, rating the defendant on their previous criminal history, their danger to the public, and their probability of showing up to court hearings. (US News & World Report)
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  • Joshua Boyle, a Canadian man recently rescued from a Taliban linked group, is arrested on 15 charges, including assault, sexual assault, and unlawful confinement. (Global News)
  • Nine prisoners have escaped from a Berlin, Germany prison over the last five days, with two escaping today. (BBC)
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  • Afghanistan War
    • A suicide bomber attack near a group of security personnel investigating illegal drugs and alcohol dealing in Kabul, Afghanistan, kills at least 20, wounding another 27 policemen. The Islamic State claims responsibility for the attack. (The New York Times) (AP via Time)
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  • Northern Rakhine State clashes
    • ARSA insurgents, using small arms and homemade land mines, ambush a Burmese military convoy in the village of Turaing. Three members of Myanmar's security forces are reportedly wounded. (BBC) (The Guardian)
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  • A man is killed in Stockholm after he picks up a grenade that detonates. According to police, there has been an increased use of hand grenades by criminal groups in the country. (CTV)
  • Eleven people are killed in La Concepción, Mexico, near the Pacific coast resort of Acapulco, following violent clashes involving gunmen, a community police force, and state police in the southern state of Guerrero. (AP via ABC News)
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  • Law of India
    • The Supreme Court of India orders a review of Section 377, a colonial-era law that criminalizes consensual sex between men, and of the Court's December 2013 verdict that upheld the law. In August 2017, the Supreme Court ruled that all Indian citizens have a constitutional right to privacy, noting in the judgment that "sexual orientation is an essential attribute to privacy." (The New York Times) (Hindustan Times)
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  • Colombian conflict
    • After failing to reach agreement on an extension of the 101-day ceasefire, hostilities resume between Colombia's government and ELN forces. (Colombia Reports)
  • Ivorian soldiers in Bouaké attack the Coordination Center for Operational Decision-Making (Centre de Coordination des Décisions Opérationnelles) military base, seizing their weaponry and setting the base on fire after accusations that the unit was spying on them. Last year the soldiers were involved in a series of mutinies. (Reuters)
  • Rohingya persecution in Myanmar
    • Senior General Min Aung Hlaing posts on Facebook that Myanmar Army troops and Rakhine State villagers killed 10 Rohingya Muslims whose bodies were found in a mass grave in Inn Din village. This is the first time Myanmar's military has officially acknowledged extrajudicial actions against the Rohingya. Fortify Rights chief executive officer Matthew Smith says the two Reuters journalists who have been jailed since December 12, 2017, were investigating the same mass grave referenced by Min Aung Hlaing. (The Washington Post)
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  • The world's oldest professional football player, 51-year-old Kazuyoshi Miura ("King Kazu"), has extended his contract with Yokohama FC, to take him into his 33rd professional season. (CNN)
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  • 2018 Tunisian protests
    • The Tunisian government announces a wave of social and economic reforms after violent anti-austerity protests that have resulted in at least one death and the arrest of more than eight hundred people. (BBC)
  • Government of Jimmy Morales
    • Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales presents his second government report and starts the second half of his term surrounded by accusations of corruption and protests. Álvaro Arzú Escobar takes office as President of the Congress. Arzú is the son of former president Álvaro Arzú and both are accused of corruption. (Plenglish), (Telesur)
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  • A study in Biological Psychiatry asserts that increasing the activity of the habenula brain region leads to social problems in rodents, whereas decreasing activity of the region prevents social problems. (Brinkwire)
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  • 2017–18 North Korea crisis, Korean War
    • A meeting of senior officials from countries that backed South Korea in the Korean War begins today in Vancouver which will look at ways to better implement sanctions to push North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons. China and Russia, which backed the North in the war but have since agreed to U.N. sanctions on Pyongyang, will not be attending the meeting. (Reuters)
  • Israel–Palestine relations
    • Nabil Shaath, the foreign affairs adviser of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, says that the Palestinian Central Council freezes its recognition of the state of Israel until Israel recognizes Palestine as a state. Palestine will freeze the Oslo accords. (Gulf News)
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  • The Emirates airline announces an order for up to 36 Airbus A380s. Emirates is already the aircraft's largest operator, with a fleet of over 100. (BBC)
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  • Police in Serbia arrest three Australians, one of them Rohan Arnold, a known businessman, for allegedly smuggling 1,280 kilograms (2,820 lb) of cocaine into Sydney in 2016. (Sydney Morning Herald)
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  • An Atlas V rocket successfully deployed the fourth SBIRS satellite for the United States Air Force. This launch completes the geosynchronous segment of SBIRS and provides a global missile detection system for the United States. (Spaceflight 101)
  • Twitter announces it is notifying 677,775 people in the U.S. that they had some contact with the Kremlin-linked troll farm, Internet Research Agency, during the 2016 election period. The count of Russian-linked bot accounts is now 50,258, the company having identified an additional 13,512 bot accounts since its November Congressional briefing. (Politico) (Mumbrella)
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