Portal:Current events/June 2011

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  • Australia's economy shrinks 1.2 per cent in the first quarter due to various disasters. (AP via The Guardian)
  • An earthquake occurs in Blackpool, Lancashire: a company, Cuadrilla Resources, suspends gas drilling operations. (The Guardian)
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  • The Space Shuttle Endeavour finishes its final mission. (AP via Google News) (Reuters via Times South Africa) (BBC)
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  • The Philippines accuses China of intimidating rival claimants to areas of the South China Sea, and violating its territorial waters. (AFP via Google News)
  • Japan and the People's Republic of China agree to resume defense relationships suspended since a disagreement over the Senkaku Islands. (NHK World)
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  • Arab Spring
    • 2011 Yemeni uprising:
      • Two people are killed and fifteen injured in a hand grenade attack on a pro-opposition military facility in Sana'a, Yemen. (Sky News)
      • Gunmen attack the Presidential palace in Taiz resulting in the death of four soldiers. (AP via Yahoo News)
    • 2011 Syrian uprising: Residents in the city of Hama strike in memory of those killed in the pro-democracy protests. (AFP via Google News)
      • 25 people are killed by security forces during a large demonstration in Jisr al-Shaghour, northwest Syria. (CNN)
  • Pakistan terrorism:
    • Six people are killed and 15 injured by an explosion at a bus stand in Matni, northern Pakistan. (CNN)
    • A suicide bomber attacks a bakery in Nowshera, killing at least 18 people. (AP via Houston Chronicle) (BBC)
  • Israeli forces fire on pro-Palestinian protesters attempting to breach the Syrian-Israeli border in the Golan Heights on Naksa Day, marking the anniversary of the 1967 Six Day War; Syrian sources claim that close to 20 people are killed and over 325 injured, while Israeli officials confirm at least 12 injures. (Al-Jazeera) (The Telegraph) (Ynetnews) (The Jerusalem Post), (AP via Forbes)
  • A NATO helicopter crashes in eastern Afghanistan resulting in at least two deaths, with the Taliban claiming to have shot it down. (Reuters)
  • Nearly 30 people are injured in an explosion in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. (Reuters)
  • Fighting breaks out in Sudan's South Kordofan region. (Reuters) (AFP via Google News)
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Disasters
  • Evacuations are ordered in town of Hamburg in the US state of Iowa as the Missouri River partially breaches levee banks. (AP via Google), (CNN)
  • At least one person is dead and 29 are injured after an underground fuel pipe explodes in Nairobi, Kenya. (AP via Atlanta Journal Constitution)
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  • Indian social activist Anna Hazare begins a second hunger strike against corruption. (Al Jazeera)
  • The British government has indicated it is rethinking its controversial proposal to offer 50% sentence cuts to criminals in England and Wales who enter early guilty pleas. (BBC)
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  • Iran has reportedly been caught on 10 separate occasions trying to send arms to terrorist groups, including Hamas and the Taliban. (Jerusalem Post)
  • South China Sea dispute:
    • Vietnam said that a Chinese fishing boat had purposefully torn away a seismic research cable laid by Vietnam's Petrovietnam oil company inside Vietnam’s 200 nautical mile exclusive economic zone. (RIA Novosti) (BBC)
    • In response, China warns Vietnam to stop all activities in the disputed waters. (RIA Novosti) (BBC)
    • After that, Vietnam announces a live-ammunition military drill in the area. (Forbes)
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Law and crime
  • Media censorship laws in Burma relating to sport, entertainment, lottery and fairytales are eased slightly, though restrictions on news titles remain. (Bangkok Post) (Australia Network News)
Politics
  • Over half a million people demonstrate in Rome, Italy, demanding same sex rights. (AGI) (RIA Novosti)
  • Two officials are detained in China after 1,500 people clashed with riot police over the death of a local legislator in police custody. (Bangkok Post) (Times of India)
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Business and economy
Disasters and accidents
  • Ash clouds from the erupting Puyehue-Cordon Caulle in Chile disrupt and cancel international flights, leaving thousands stranded. (CNN) (Financial Times)
  • Over 600 people are poisoned by lead in Zhejiang, eastern China. (Xinhua) (Indian Express)
  • A series of moderate magnitude 4-5 earthquakes hit eastern Eritrea, preceding reports of a possible volcanic eruption. (The Lincoln Tribune) (Earthquake Report)
International relations
  • Italian MEP and diplomat Mario Borghezio is expelled and given a bloody nose during an attempt to access the Suvretta House luxury hotel hosting the Bilderberg Group's secretive annual conference in the Swiss resort of St. Moritz. (Business Insider)
  • An anti-China protest takes place in Hanoi, Vietnam, for the second weekend in a row, amid a territorial dispute between the two countries. (Voice of America) (AFP via Google News)
  • The United Nations Security Council reports that Iran is buying foreign banks and money-exchange bureaus to sidestep economic sanctions. (Jerusalem Post)
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  • The United Nations declares Nepal free of land mine fields after the last remaining land mine is destroyed. (AP)
  • The United States issues a terrorist-related travel warning for the Philippines. (CNN)
Law and crime
  • In the first case of its kind to be heard in the United Kingdom, a former juror who admitted contacting a defendant via Facebook has been convicted of contempt of court. (BBC)
  • Another land campaigner is shot dead in Brazil's Amazon basin with five activists shot dead in the past month. (BBC)
Politics
  • British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced major changes to plans for reforms of the NHS in England saying that the government has made mistakes, but he insists it has not made "a humiliating U-turn". (BBC)
  • Members of the United Kingdom's two main teaching unions, the National Union of Teachers and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers have voted to take industrial action over changes to their pensions. They are first expected to walk out on 30 June. Other public sector workers may join them on that day. (BBC)
Armed conflicts and attacks
  • 2011 Greek uprising:
    • Greek unions initiate a general strike, with protesters vowing to surround the Hellenic Parliament as it prepares to discuss its plans for financial cuts. (Reuters via France 24) (Xinhua) (euronews)
    • Greek and Spanish flags fill parliament square alongside banners reading "Resist" and ¡no pasarán! (they shall not pass), dating from the Spanish Civil War. (DAWN)
    • The protesters call themselves the "indignants" in solidarity with their Spanish counterparts who camped against cuts in Madrid and Barcelona until the Spanish police forced them out. (Sofia Echo) (BBC)
    • Police descend in droves on the parliament building, blocking the protesters from forming a human ring around it, firing water cannon at the protesters and barricading their path. (Deutsche Welle)
    • Police fire tear gas on Greek people protesting against cuts being implemented by their government in co-operation with the European Union and International Monetary Fund. (BBC) (Al Jazeera) (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
    • Police detain 10 protesters to prevent them disrupting lawmakers as they slip into parliament by car. (Taiwan News)
    • Some Greek journalists' unions cancel their strike in order to provide coverage of the protests. (AP via The Guardian)
  • 2011 Spanish protests: Protesters blockade parliament buildings in Barcelona, in a protest simultaneous with events in Greece, to express their annoyance with government cuts after camping outside overnight. The Presidents of Catalan Government and Parliament avoid the protesters by flying in on helicopters. (BBC)
  • Bank of Ireland chairman Pat Molloy and chief executive Richie Boucher, gathered for a meeting at University College Dublin (UCD), are attacked with eggs amid calls to have them all "taken out and bloody shot". (The Guardian) (The Irish Times) (The Wall Street Journal) (RTÉ) (BBC)
  • 2011 Libyan civil war:
    • Rebels make fresh gains against forces of Muammar Gaddafi in the east and west of the country. (Al Jazeera)
    • A group of U.S. lawmakers files a lawsuit against President Barack Obama over U.S. military operations in Libya. (Politico) (CNN)
  • 2011 Yemeni uprising:
  • Admiral Kim Sung-chan, the head of the Republic of Korea Navy, vows a stronger response to aggression from North Korea. (Yonhap News)
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Business and economy
  • Reuters quotes commodities traders who have observed in recent months that "violent, often inexplicable price moves" are becoming a good deal more common, especially in energy commodities such as natural gas. (Reuters)
Disasters
  • More than 16,000 people remain isolated and 3,350 are waiting to return to their homes due to continued flooding on the Mid North Coast of the Australian state of New South Wales. (Sydney Morning Herald)
International relations
Law and crime
  • An internal Chinese government report, mistakenly made public, shows that more than ten thousand corrupt officials transferred US$123 billion worth of embezzled funds out of the country over 15 years. (The Times via The Australian) (The New York Times) (Wall Street Journal)
Politics
Sports
  • The head coach of the South Korean marathon team is under investigation for alleged doping of his athletes, including an Asian Games gold medallist. (Yonhap)
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Business and economy
  • Oil prices hit a four-month low, with oil now at USD $93 per barrel. (Reuters)
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Science
  • NOAA states that 2011 is already one of the most extreme weather years on record. (Scientific American)
Armed conflicts and attacks
  • 2011 Libyan civil war:
    • NATO confirms it killed civilians in an airstrike on a residential neighborhood in Tripoli, as Gaddafi's forces uses artillery fire to kill rebels and civilians in Misrata.(Khallej Times)
  • 2011 Spanish protests: More than 100,000 people, the "indignant", march on Madrid and other Spanish cities to protest government cuts, unemployment and the policies of the European Commission. (The Age) (The Financial Times) (Press TV) (Reuters Africa) (BBC)
  • Monitors say the northern Sudanese army is massing in South Kordofan, amid fighting with southern-aligned groups in the state. (Reuters)
  • 16 people are killed in clashes between the army and militants in southern Yemen. (Reuters) (China Radio International)
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  • More than two million people are reported to have been displaced or otherwise affected by flooding in the Chinese province of Zhejiang. (AP via MSNBC)
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  • European sovereign debt crisis:
    • Eurozone finance ministers agree to seek a voluntary rollover of Greek debt by private bondholders in order to meet a substantial part of Greek funding needs. (Reuters)
    • Eurozone finance ministers postpone a final decision on Greece's $17 billion emergency loans extension until Greece introduces further cuts. (Al Jazeera)
    • British Labour MP and former foreign secretary Jack Straw says the eurozone "will collapse" and that the euro will succumb to a "slow death". (BBC)
  • Afghan finance minister Omar Zakhilwal is reported to be "running out of patience" with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) over the IMF's rejection of a plan to deal with Kabul Bank. Zakhilwal is also reported to have said that further talks with the IMF would be "a waste of time". (BBC)
  • Financial group and banking firm PNC Financial Services is to acquire RBC Bank from the Royal Bank of Canada for US$3.45 billion. (Forbes)
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Business and economics
  • European sovereign debt crisis:
    • Greece:
      • The Greek parliament holds a vote of confidence in government cuts associated with a new 12 billion loan from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund. (BBC)
      • The International Monetary Fund calls on eurozone countries to provide more money for Greece and to stop what the IMF regards as "unproductive" arguments about burning bondholders. (Irish Independent)
      • Civilians peacefully protest en masse outside parliament against government cuts in Greece, though riot police armed with tear gas circulate nearby. (Al Jazeera)
      • Some of the protesters have been camping for weeks in front of the parliament building in Syntagma Square, asking why they have to pay while politicians are not pursued. (Reuters Africa)
      • Prime Minister of Greece George Papandreou narrowly survives a confidence vote in parliament, signifying further cuts which are to be voted on June 28. (Al Jazeera)
    • Spain:
      • The IMF issues an annual report calling on the Spanish government to continue to reduce public spending and increase liberalisation of its jobs market. (BBC)
    • Italy:
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Law and crime
  • A Chinese court sentences a forklift driver to death for killing a protester in an incident that started unrest in Inner Mongolia. (Straits Times)
  • A French court upholds a life sentence for Yvan Colonna, a former shepherd and Corsican separatist convicted of fatally shooting police prefect Claude Érignac near a concert hall in Ajaccio in 1998. Colonna has denied killing Érignac. (BBC)
  • Former French minister Georges Tron, who resigned last month due to allegations of sexual assault, is arrested by police. (BBC)
  • British Prime Minister David Cameron confirms that controversial plans to allow sentence reductions of up to 50% for criminals who plead guilty in England and Wales have been scrapped. (BBC)
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  • Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei is freed on bail. Under the terms of his bail agreement, he is not permitted to disclose the reason for his arrest and detention. (BBC) (Al Jazeera) (China Daily)
  • Ireland is sued for compensation over a measles vaccination that caused serious brain injury. (RTÉ)
  • Journalist Anatoly Bitkov, the chief editor of the Kolyma Plus TV channel, is found dead in his apartment in the town of Magadan in the Russian Far East. (RIA Novosti)
  • In the United Kingdom, the first coordinated, nationwide Police National Database is launched, making information easier to share between forces (PublicService) (The Daily Telegraph)
  • Fugitive alleged Boston crime boss James J. Bulger is arrested in the US city of Santa Monica, California. (Los Angeles Times)
Politics
  • A vigil is held in London to demand the release of journalist Urunboy Usmonov, imprisoned by authorities in Tajikistan last week. Usmonov is reported to be in ill health. (BBC)
  • Some 450 people are arrested in Belarus after protests against the Government's economic policies. (RIA Novosti)
  • The Japanese Diet votes to extend its session until August 31 so that it can consider key legislation. (NHK World)
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  • 10 people are killed in Vietnam by storms, seven of which were struck by lightning. (Times of India)
  • A strengthening tropical storm affects parts of eastern China, causing flooding, while a prolonged drought plagues the northwest of the country. (UPI) (Xinhua)
  • The death toll from the California Zephyr Amtrak train colliding with a truck in the U.S. state of Nevada rises to six, with two dozen passengers unaccounted for. (RGJ), (AP via Forbes)
Law and crime
  • Alleged personal details of former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Tony Blair are published online by computer hackers. (Daily Telegraph)
  • Former Egyptian trade minister, Rashid Mohamed Rashid, is convicted in absentia of profiteering and unlawfully taking money from the country's Export Development Fund and is sentenced to five years in prison and fined nearly 9.4 million Egyptian pound ($1.6 million). (CNN)
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  • The number of adults with diabetes in the world has more than doubled since 1980, according to a new study. (BBC)
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  • The so-called "LulzSec" hackers have reportedly disbanded after a final data dump including information from AOL Inc. and AT&T. (Reuters)
  • The sentence for a drug possession conviction of the nephew of deposed Tunisian President, Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, is increased after he appeals it. (CNN)
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  • The Senate of Canada passes a back-to-work bill imposing a labour contract for 48,000 Canada Post employees resulting in a return-to-work by Tuesday. (CBC)
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  • Myanmar deports and blacklists actress Michelle Yeoh who is due to depict Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi in an upcoming movie. (AFP via Asia One) (BBC) (The Guardian) (The Daily Telegraph)
  • Chinese authorities order artist Ai Weiwei, released from his 80-day imprisonment last week, to pay more than 12 million yuan in unpaid taxes and fines thought by those who know him to be related to his activism. (BBC)
  • BBC reporter Urunboy Usmonov, imprisoned in a Tajikistan jail in Dushanbe, is reported to be "frail". (BBC)
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  • Sir Michael Somare, veteran Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, resigns due to ill-health according to his family. (The Australian) (ABC News Australia)
  • Opposition parties boycott the swearing-in of the new parliament in Ankara after judges ban nine elected MPs. (BBC) (Al Jazeera)
  • Ireland's parliament is involved in controversy amid newspaper reports that thousands of phone calls were made from Dáil Éireann to help TD Michael Healy-Rae win a charity reality TV show four years ago. Taxpayers then picked up the bill. (Irish Independent) (The Irish Times) (TV3) (Newstalk)
  • The California State Legislature passes a 2011-12 budget containing significant increases in taxes. (AP via KCRA)
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  • Pope Benedict XVI launches a new Vatican website, news.va, and performs the first tweet by a pope. (AFP via Herald-Sun)
  • Rick Gekoski, the chairman of the Man Booker International Prize judging panel, admits they were "animated by disagreement" over the controversial decision to give the 2011 award to Philip Roth amid fears that it would offend women after one of the female judges resigned in disgust. (BBC)
  • Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's wife says he is to challenge a bill of more than 12 million yuan in unpaid taxes and fines which the Chinese government, of which he is a critic, has charged him with. (BBC)
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  • A lawsuit of $25 million is brought by the mother of a U.S. teen, who was kidnapped, bound and forced to consume alcoholic substances before his death at a fraternity house, against the group responsible for his ordeal in the U.S. state of New York. (BBC)
  • Six members of a paramilitary force and a civilian are charged with murder in relation to the death of unarmed Sarfaraz Shah in Karachi, whose 8 June shooting was filmed and later broadcast on television. (BBC)
  • A court ruling restricting the powers of police bail throws thousands of cases in England and Wales into disarray. (BBC)
Politics and elections
  • Malaysia arrests 14 people ahead of a planned pro-reform rally. (The Straits Times)
  • New pictures and video footage of a fit Hugo Chávez chatting to Fidel Castro are shown on Cuban state television after concerns were expressed for the President of Venezuela's health following recent surgery. (BBC) (Taiwan News)
  • Burma's government asks Aung San Suu Kyi and her party to stop its political activities. (BBC) (Zee News)
  • Some United Kingdom Border Agency staff begin industrial action ahead of tomorrow's strike involving several hundred thousand civil servants in protest at changes to their pensions. (BBC)
  • Irish senator Ned O'Sullivan admits making "around a dozen" of the thousands of phone calls originating from Dáil Éireann to help TD Michael Healy-Rae win a charity reality TV show four years ago. Taxpayers then picked up the bill. (RTÉ) (BBC)
  • The Rhode Island General Assembly passes legislation allowing same-sex couples in the US state to enter civil unions. (ABC 6)
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