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July 2015 was the seventh month of that common year. The month, which began on a Wednesday, ended on a Friday after 31 days.

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This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from July 2015.

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  • At least nine people have been killed and 30 injured following a factory collapse in the city of Wenling in Zhejiang province. (AP via Star Tribune)
  • A wildfire in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan forces 8,000 people from their homes. (CBC)
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  • Greek debt crisis timeline
    • Eurozone leaders hold a crisis meeting to discuss options on Greek debt following the referendum as Greek banks are near to running out of cash. For the last week Greek banks allowed to withdraw only 60 euros a day. (Reuters)
    • The Government of Greece does not present any new proposals and Greek banks are unlikely to reopen this week. (AP)
    • The European Union gives Greece a deadline of Thursday to develop new proposals for discussion at an emergency summit on Sunday. (BBC)
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  • 2015 Moncks Corner mid-air collision
    • A United States Air Force F-16 collides with a privately-owned Cessna to the north of Charleston, South Carolina. The pilot of the jet ejects safely, but the Cessna breaks up mid-air, killing the two unidentified occupants. (CNN)
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  • The British bank Barclays fires Chief Executive Antony Jenkins for his failure to reduce head count and the pace of cost cutting with Chairman John McFarlane to act as interim CEO until a replacement is appointed. The bank was recently convicted of earning billions through fraud as part of the LIBOR scandal (BBC), (The Guardian)
  • Chinese stock market collapse: The Shanghai stock market falls 30% over the past three weeks as 1,400 companies, or more than half listed, file for a trading halt in an attempt to prevent further losses. (The Guardian)
  • Microsoft announces another 7,800 job cuts primarily in its struggling phone division acquired from Nokia. (Wired)
  • The New York Stock Exchange stops trading for nearly four hours due to a technical error. (CNN)
  • Staff workers for the London Underground begin a 27-hour strike after management and labor unions were unable to reach a deal regarding overnight train services. (BBC)
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  • Greek government-debt crisis
    • A bailout plan is submitted two hours before the midnight deadline. The plan would raise a retirement age to 67 and cut pensions by 15% for those retiring at 62. (LA Times)(Money Control)
  • Ellen Pao resigns as the interim CEO of Internet site Reddit following a user backlash over the deletion of some subreddits for harassment and sacking of a popular admin. Site co-founder Steve Huffman will take her place. (WSJ)
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  • Egyptian actor Omar Sharif dies at the age of 83 after suffering a heart attack. BBC
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  • Greek government debt crisis
    • A European Union leaders' summit to discuss the Greek debt crisis is cancelled due to failure of finance ministers to agree on Greek proposals. However, Eurozone leaders do meet, with discussions continuing into the night. (BBC), (Sky News) (The Guardian)
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  • All the missing 42 people have been found following the collapse of a Russian Army barracks in the Omsk Oblast of southwestern Siberia with 23 deaths. (TASS)
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  • Georgia accuses Russia of violating its sovereignty by placing border markers on the edge of the South Ossetia region, leaving part of an international oil pipeline in territory under Russian control. The area was the site of the Russo-Georgian war in 2008. (Reuters)
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  • Recent climate change would still cause a 6-meter (20-feet) sea-level rise even if greenhouse gas emissions were reduced today per a scientific paper in Science.(Times of Malta), (Science)
  • NASA's New Horizons spacecraft completes a historic flyby of the dwarf planet Pluto and its five moons. Measurements, along with many high-quality photos and reams of data, were taken, including conclusive information regarding the diameter of Pluto and its moons.(Gizmodo) (CNN) (official NASA page)
  • Scientists at Northumbria University in northeast England develop a computerized statistical model of the Sun's solar cycle (a measurement of the number of sunspots and solar flares, in this case between 1976 and 2008, and their intensity and activity). While preliminary, and not yet peer-reviewed, the data predicts irregularities in the cycle: the Northern Hemisphere could experience a slight lowering in temperatures in the 2030s. (CNN) (Washington Post)
  • Scientists at CERN's Large Hadron Collider announce discovery of the pentaquark. (BBC) (ABC News)
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  • A preliminary report from the Dutch Safety Board of the investigation of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) disaster points to pro-Russian rebels as being responsible for the shooting down of the passenger flight on 17 July 2014. (CNN)
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  • University marine scientists observe that a shipwreck discovered off the North Carolina Coast on July 12 may date back to the American Revolution. (NBC News)
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  • 2015 Chattanooga shootings
    • The sailor wounded in Thursday's shooting at two military installations in Chattanooga, Tennessee, dies a little after 2 a.m. Saturday, bringing the death toll of the shooting to five. (Chattanooga Times-Free Press)
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  • Fourteen Sufi mausoleums in the city of Timbuktu in northern Mali have been rebuilt, three years after they were destroyed by Islamist militants from Ansar Dine group. (BBC)
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  • Authorities in Waller County, Texas announce that the death of activist Sandra Bland in police custody will be treated as a murder investigation. (CNN)
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  • The finals of the robot football World Cup are held. A Chinese team defeats the Netherlands in the finals of the middle-weight non-humanoid league, while another lost in the final of the small humanoid class to a team from Japan. (DutchNews) (BBC)
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  • Spillover of the Syrian Civil War
    • Turkey scrambles fighter jets and Turkish tanks open fire on ISIS positions along the Syrian border following an exchange of fire which left one Turkish soldier dead and two injured. The clashes are the first direct combat between the Turkish military and ISIS forces. There are multiple reports of Turkish ground forces crossing the official border into Syria. (Telegraph)
    • Turkey agrees to allow the United States access to İncirlik Air Base, near the city of Adana (in close proximity to the Syrian border) for the US-led coalition forces' air strikes against ISIS. (Today's Zaman)
  • China's People's Liberation Army conducts a series of military exercises simulating an attack on Taiwan's Presidential Office Building. (Focus Taiwan) (Quartz) (Wall Street Journal)
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  • At least 35 people are killed in a boat crash on Egypt's Nile. (BBC), (Yahoo)
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  • A large explosion, which triggers other explosions and a fire (which threatens a nearby forest) at a fireworks factory in southeastern Italy (Modugno, Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia Region) kills 7 people and injures several more, some seriously. Emergency vehicles were on the scene and the cause is being investigated; it is the peak season for fireworks in Italy because of the summer festivals there. (BBC)
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  • A large fire 12 miles (19 kilometres) west of the French city of Bordeaux ravages more than 350 hectares (860 acres) of forest. (The Daily Star)
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  • Boko Haram insurgency in Cameroon
    • A 13-year-old female suicide bomber attacks in the Cameroonian town of Maroua, killing 20 people and injuring another 70. (Voice of America)
    • Cameroonian officials order the closing of mosques and Islamic schools, and bar underage children from being at public places, following the recent strings of suicide bombings. (AP via Fox News)
  • A suicide bomber detonates a vehicle loaded with explosives at a hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, killing 15 people. (CNN)
  • A bomb detonates on a bus carrying Egyptian military conscripts in Arish, injuring 18. (Daily News Egypt)
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  • German marketplace organizer Deutsche Börse agrees to purchase trading platform 360T for 725 million. (Wall Street Journal)
  • Verizon employees in nine states (Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia) and Washington, D.C. vote to go on strike on August 1 if disputes between the union and the company result in no new contracts. (New Haven Register)
  • Nike agrees to pay a combined $2.4 million to consumers of Nike+ FuelBand over false advertising. (Times Gazette)
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  • A light plane crashes in the Tokyo residential area of Chōfu, killing three people. (ABC Online)
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  • Boko Haram attacks in multiple northern Nigerian villages leaves at least 29 dead. (Bloomberg)
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  • Rescuers find 13 dead migrants in a boat off the Libyan coast. (Al-Arabiyah)
  • Florida law enforcement and civilians continue the search for two boys, both aged 14, who were intending to travel to the Bahamas by boat. (USA Today)
  • At least 25 people have been killed and 22 injured at a fire in a furniture factory in Obour City near the Egyptian capital Cairo. (Reuters via Egypt Independent) (BBC)
  • At least six people have been killed and several are missing following a building collapse in the Indian city of Thane. (CNN)
  • Heavy rain in last three days resulted in widespread flood in north Gujarat resulting in more than 70 deaths.[1]
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  • A Libyan court sentences Saif al-Islam Gaddafi to death in absentia for alleged atrocities in 2011. (AP via Fox News)
  • Police in Santa Cruz, California, find what they suspect is the body of 8-year-old Madyson Middleton, who was last seen on footage on the afternoon of Sunday, July 27, riding her new scooter. A 15-year-old male minor has been arrested on suspicion of homicide. (MSN)
  • 2015 Clinton Correctional Facility escape
    • Joyce Mitchell, who had smuggled hacksaw blades inside frozen meat to Richard Matt and David Sweat in prison, before withdrawing as their getaway driver, pleads guilty to a first-degree felony of promoting prison contraband and to a misdemeanor count of fourth-degree criminal facilitation. She faces up to 7 years in prison when sentenced. (MSN)
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  • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia announces that 8-year old Zion Harvey became the first pediatric patient to receive a double hand transplant earlier this month. (ABC)
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  • University of Cincinnati Police officer Ray Tensing is charged with murder for the July 19, 2015 shooting death of Samuel DuBose. (Yahoo News)
  • Santa Cruz County District Attorney Jeffrey Rosell announces that Adrian Jerry Gonzalez, a 15-year-old will be tried as an adult in the murder of 8-year-old Madyson Middleton. (ABC News)
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  • A heat wave hits the Middle East with Baghdad recording a top temperature of 50 °C (122 °F) and the Iranian city of Bandar Mahshahr recording a near world record heat index temperature of 74.0 °C (165.2 °F). (Washington Post)
  • At least 30 people are killed in a landslide that struck villages near Pokhara, Nepal. (Reuters UK)
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