Portal:Current events/July 2018

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July 2018 was the seventh month of the current common year. The month, which began on a Sunday, ended on a Tuesday after 31 days.

Portal:Current events

This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from July 2018.

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  • A bus skids off a mountain road into a 700-foot (210 m)–deep ravine in Uttarakhand, India, killing at least 48 people. (Sky News)
  • A road accident in Tanzania leaves 20 dead and 45 others injured. (Xinhua)

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  • Shipwrecks in 2018, Disasters in Indonesia
    • Sinking of MV Sinar Bangun
      • Authorities call off the search for 164 missing after the ferry sank in Lake Toba. Only three bodies have been recovered after the disaster. Although the wreck has been located, rescuers lack the equipment to raise it or attempt to retrieve any bodies inside. (Inquirer)
    • Ferry MV KM Lestari Maju sinks while en route to Pamatata in Selayar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia, with 48 vehicles and 139 passengers on board. At least 12 fatalities are reported. (Channel NewsAsia)
  • Major power outages
    • Azerbaijan's largest blackout since 1991 affects most of the country. (AP)
  • A pedestrian bridge collapses onto railway lines in Mumbai, injuring five. An approaching train is able to perform an emergency stop before colliding with the wreckage. Thousands of commuters are left stranded throughout the city. (BBC)

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  • Survivors trapped overnight on a stricken ferry are rescued off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi after the ferry began sinking the day before. Out of the 139 passengers aboard, 31 have been confirmed dead, while three remain missing. (AP via ABC News)

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  • Rise and Resist
    • At least six people are arrested for hanging a sign that read "Abolish ICE" from the base below the Statue of Liberty, where no banners are permitted hung under federal law. Another is arrested after scaling the base of the statue, prompting an evacuation of the island on the busy Fourth of July holiday. (The Washington Post) (ABC News)

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  • 2018 Japan floods
    • The death toll from heavy rains in Japan rises to 126, with over 86 people still reported missing. (Japan Today)
  • Tham Luang cave rescue
  • About 50 students are poisoned by inhaling a toxic gas, due to an explosion near their school of the locality of Chosica, in Lima, Peru. Spokespeople from local municipality say that this poisoning is due to the leakage of gas from a chlorine cylinder, although the place where the explosion began and the origin of the product has yet to be determined. (El Comercio) (La República)
  • 2018 lower Puna eruption
    • The number of homes destroyed by lava from the latest eruption reaches 700. (The Business Journals)
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  • Former NFL cornerback Brandon Browner is arrested after allegedly breaking into a home of an ex-girlfriend who has a restraining order against him. (UPI)
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  • Television in Iran
    • A film on IRIB TV1 showing social media users being scolded and tearfully apologizing for promoting dance online angers reformists. (AFP via Yahoo! News)

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  • An explosion at a chemical plant near Cairo, Egypt, injures 12 people. (BBC)
  • An explosion at a chemical plant in Sichuan, China, kills 19 people and injures 12 others. (BBC)

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  • A landslide at a jade mine in Kachin State, Myanmar, kills at least 15 people and injures 45 others. (Channel NewsAsia)

Science and technology
  • In data collected by NASA's Juno spacecraft, an INAF team discovers suggestions of a new volcano close to the south pole of Jupiter's moon Io. (Tribune)

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Business and economy
  • Flights from Iran to Najaf, Iraq, are diverted to Baghdad due to anti-government protests. (Reuters)

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  • An earthquake of 6.2 magnitude strikes off Yemen, but there are no reports of any damage or casualties. (The New York Times)
  • MV Shunqiang 2 collides with another ship off Shanghai, causing thirteen to fall overboard and the ship to sink. Search and rescue operations commence for the missing seafarers. (Xinhua)
  • A fire in a copper mine in Limpopo, South Africa kills five and traps a sixth. (CNN)

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  • 2015–2018 Iraqi protests
    • Demonstrations across Iraq leave dozens of people dead and cause mass unrest. (Iraqi News) (The Jerusalem Post) (The Wall Street Journal)

Disasters and accidents
  • 2018 lower Puna eruption
    • 23 passengers on a tour boat in Hawaii are injured after a lava bomb from the Kīlauea volcano punctures the roof of the vessel. (KABC-TV)
  • An intense heatwave kills at least 14 people in Japan. (Reuters)
  • Heavy flooding in Nigeria kills 44 people and 20 others are missing. (All Africa)
  • Five bodies are recovered from MV Shunqiang 2, which sank the day before after colliding with another ship near Shanghai. (Xinhua)
  • A ship catches fire at the Gadani ship-breaking yard in Pakistan, trapping four workers inside. (The Tribune)
  • A road collision involving a broken-down bus kills at least 17 people and injures at least 11 others in Hyderabad, Pakistan. (The Tribune)
  • Two vessels deliver 25 survivors and one Peruvian corpse from Spanish ship MV Dorneda to ports in Argentina and Patagonia. One crewman remains missing after the fishing trawler sank off Argentina. (The Journal du Cemron)
  • An explosion in a coal mine in Tkibuli, Georgia, kills four people and injures six others. (A.A.)
  • A gas explosion at a hotel in Multan, Pakistan, kills three people and injures 25 others. (The Nation)

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  • Moons of Jupiter
    • Ten new moons are discovered around Jupiter, raising the count to 79 confirmed moons. One of these new moons, S/2016 J 2, nicknamed Valetudo, is notable for orbiting backwards compared to the other moons in its vicinity, and may collide with one of them in the future. (Science Magazine)
  • Archeologists in Jordan find baked flatbread dating to 12,500 BC, making it the oldest surviving bread ever discovered, surpassing a Turkish loaf which was estimated to be 9,100 years old. The bread was found in a stone oven which was apparently built during the formative years of the Natufian culture. The bread is also notable for predating the Neolithic Revolution by 4,000 years. (Reuters)
  • Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announces plans to open the Technological University Dublin, a new university in Dublin, Ireland, in January 2019. The new university will be an amalgamation of three existing institutes of technologyDIT, ITB, and IT Tallaght. (RTÉ)
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  • European migrant crisis
    • A migrant boat capsizes off the northern coast of Cyprus, killing at least 19 people, while 25 are reported missing, and the Turkish coast guard rescues 103. (AP)
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  • Formula 2 driver Santino Ferrucci is sacked by Trident Racing for deliberately crashing into Arjun Maini at a race in Silverstone earlier this month and for his sponsor's non-payment. He was previously fined for a number of other incidents, including holding a mobile phone as he drove from a paddock. (ESPN)
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  • 2018 Attica wildfires
  • 2018 Laos dam collapse
    • Heavy rains cause the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam in southern Laos to collapse, releasing a reported five billion cubic metres of water. As a result, 20 people are confirmed dead, over a hundred are missing, and 6,600 have been displaced. (BBC) (The Guardian)
  • 2018 lower Puna eruption
    • Geologists monitoring the eruption of Kīlauea warned it could continue to spout lava for a long time. (WRAL)
  • The death toll from an intense heat wave in Japan rises to 77. (The Straits Times)

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Law and crime
  • Danforth shooting
    • Police identify the gunman in a deadly shooting in Toronto, Canada. Investigators are still determining a motive. His family claims he had severe mental health problems. (CBC)
  • Femen co-founder and activist Oksana Shachko is found dead in her Paris apartment in an apparent suicide. France granted her political refugee status in 2013. (RFE/RL)

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  • 2018 Attica wildfires
    • The death toll from the wildfires in Greece rises to 80 people while many others are still missing. (BBC)
  • 2018 Laos dam collapse
    • The death toll from a dam collapse in Laos that caused heavy floods rises to 26, while more than 130 remain missing. (Channel NewsAsia)
  • A Legionella outbreak in Bresso, Italy, kills three people while 17 others are hospitalized. (Corriere Della Sera)
  • Paraguay's Minister of Agriculture, Luis Gneiting, and three others are killed in a plane crash near Ayolas. (Reuters)

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Business and economy
  • Facebook stocks drop 20% (US$118 billion), setting a record as the biggest single stock market loss in one day, and marking the first time that a stock lost over $100 billion in one day. (CNBC)
  • Disney announces plans to eliminate all plastic straws and plastic stirrers from their parks by mid-2019. (NOLA)

International relations
  • European migrant crisis
    • Hundreds of Sub-Saharan African migrants storm a border fence in Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta, using home-made flamethrowers and other improvised weapons. The Spanish Civil Guard reports that 602 people succeeded in reaching Ceuta, of whom 586 were taken to a temporary reception centre, while 16 others are being treated in a hospital. Fifteen border guards were also hurt. (The Guardian)

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Science and technology
  • July 2018 lunar eclipse
    • The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century colours the moon reddish orange in parts of Africa, Asia and Europe for about one hour and 42 minutes. (ABC News)
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Disasters and accidents
  • July 2018 Lombok earthquake
    • A magnitude 6.4 earthquake hits Lombok, Indonesia, destroying several houses. At least 16 people are killed and 160 others are injured. (BBC)
  • Heavy monsoon rains in northern India leave 58 people dead. (ABC)
  • A bus crashes in Dapoli, India, killing thirty people and leaving one sole survivor. (Bendigo Advertiser)

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  • Four cyclists, two Americans, one Dutch national and one Swiss national, are killed in the Khatlon Region, Tajikistan by a hit-and-run driver while three others are injured. A 21 year old male suspect has been arrested. (RFE/RL), (NU.nl)

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  • 15 people are killed and over 25,000 are affected after heavy floods hits Nigeria. (All Africa)
  • 11 people died and 54,000 others are displaced when floods hits Myanmar. (DNA India)
  • 13 people are killed and four others are injured in a road accident involving a car and a truck in Quang Nam, Vietnam. (VietnamPlus)
  • A man died and 12 others were hospitalized when the West Nile virus spread across Italy. (Fidelity News)

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