Portal:Current events/June 2014

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June 2014 was the sixth month of that common year. The month, which began on a Sunday, ended on a Monday after 30 days.

Portal:Current events

This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from June 2014.

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  • Stocks in Egypt fall sharply with the EGX30 losing 4.2% and the EGX100 losing 5% after the government proposed a new 10% capital gains tax. (AP via ABC News)
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  • At least 16 people are killed and 58 injured when a bus carrying Indian pilgrims fell into Madi River in Pyuthan district of Nepal. (IANS via Biharprabha)
  • A massive sandstorm and record winds hit Iran's capital Tehran, causing power blackouts there and killing at least four people. (AAP via SBS)
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  • Saudi Arabia announces 113 previously unreported cases of MERS, revises the death toll to 282, and fires its minister of health. (Reuters)
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  • It is unclear if floods, which have hit 132 cities, driven nearly 13,000 people from their homes, and killed nine people, have affected Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, the stadium scheduled to host the first of its four 2014 FIFA World Cup games between Spain and Australia this Friday. (RTÉ Sport)
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  • Egyptian Revolution of 2011:
    • Activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah and 24 others are sentenced in absentia to 15 years in jail in relation to a protest last November. (Ahram)
  • The news aggregator app Feedly is struck by massive DDoS attacks, with the perpetrator attempting to extort money from the company to make the cyber-attacks stop. (BBC)
  • Spree killer Mattias Flink is released from prison on the 20th Anniversary of his crimes. (Sveriges Radio)
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  • Tesla Motors announces it will allow competitors to use its patents without paying royalties. (CNBC)
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  • A high speed ferry in Macau hits a breakwater, injuring 58 people. (AP via Fox News)
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  • June 16-18 Tornado Outbreak begins. Twin EF4 tornadoes devastate northeast Nebraska. A town particularly hit hard being Pilger, NE where a young girl is killed. At night several other tornadoes touch down and one of them, an EF3, tears through the southwest portions of Madison, Wisconsin. June 16-18 Tornado Outbreak (www.ustornadoes.com)
International relations
  • Russia's state-owned gas giant Gazprom says that Ukraine must pay up front for its gas after the country failed to settle its debt. (BBC)
  • Russian lawmakers call for the dismissal of Ukraine's interim foreign minister, Andrii Deshchytsia, after he joins protesters in the singing of "Putin khuilo!". (Sydney Morning Herald)
  • The U.S. Supreme Court finds against the Republic of Argentina on a discovery issue in its litigation against hedge fund NML Capital, and refuses to hear appeals on the substantive issues in the same litigation: a victory for hold-out bond-holders against a defaulting sovereign. (Reuters)
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  • Romanian President Traian Băsescu denies any implication in his brother's graft case in which he is charged with receiving 250,000 euros in order to facilitate the release of a well-known incarcerated mobster. Hours after the president's press conference, his brother, Mircea, was arrested for 24h.(Reuters)
  • The U.S. Supreme Court cuts back sharply on the range of patentable software, in a case involving business methods. (Alice Corp v. CLS Bank)
Politics and elections
  • The Ukraine Parliament confirms all government candidates, including that of foreign minister, appointed the previous day by President Petro Poroshenko. (Kyiv Post)
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  • Syrian civil war:
    • 12 people including 9 children are killed when a Syrian army helicopter strikes a refugees camp south of Damascus. (Middle East Eye)
  • 2014 Northern Iraq offensive:
    • US sends 300 military advisers to Iraq as battle rages in Baiji over the country's biggest oil refinery. (Reuters)
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  • Belarusian human rights' activist Ales Bialiatski is freed from prison and is received by his wife and supporters in Minsk. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
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  • Three men who escaped from a jail near Quebec City via helicopter on 7 June are recaptured by the RCMP in Montreal. (CBC)
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  • Nine commercial fisherman are killed and three others are missing after two fishing trawlers collide near Pisco in central Peru. (AP)
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  • Nigerian police say that 21 people have been killed in an explosion at a crowded Banex Plaza shopping center in Abuja's Wuse 2 district. (Voice of America)
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  • 4 killed in a train accident in Bihar, India. (The Times of India)
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  • Both houses of the Romanian parliament widely adopt a joint statement urging Romania's president Traian Băsescu to resign, following corruption scandals involving his arrested brother's graft case and one of his sons-in-law's implication in a criminal investigation. (Europeonline-magazine)
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  • Prince Carl Philip, third-in-line to the Swedish throne, announces that he and former men's magazine model Sofia Hellqvist will marry in the summer of 2015. (The Local)
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  • At least 5 people have been killed in an explosion at the world's largest ship breaking yard at Alang in Indian state of Gujarat.(IANS via Biharprabha)
  • A dilapidated building collapses in the Indian capital New Delhi with eleven people killed and one injured. (AP via CTV)
  • A building under construction in the Indian city of Chennai collapses, with at least one death and dozens trapped. (AP via WOKO TV)
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Law and crime
  • Libyan Islamist militia leader Ahmed Abu Khattala pleads not guilty in a Washington D.C. court to one charge of conspiracy in relation to the 2012 Benghazi attack in which four Americans were killed. (Washington Post)
  • Two British thirteen-year-olds are arrested for desecrating graves in a Jewish cemetery in Manchester, England, causing over £100,000 in damage. Nazi slogans and swastikas were drawn on some gravestones, and about forty were toppled over. (Jerusalem Post)
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  • Floods in Paraguay force the evacuation of 200,000 people. (BBC)
International relations
  • Hong Kong customs authorities deny entry and deport a Taiwanese rights activist intending to support the Occupy Central campaign, which has gathered almost 800,000 votes in an unofficial poll on electoral reform. (AFP via Yahoo) (Focus Taiwan)
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Disasters and accidents:

  • Two intense derechos move across the Upper Midwest from June 30th-July 1st producing many relatively weak tornadoes. Major flooding also occurred in Iowa due to this system.

In Witney,Oxfordshire a 14 year-old girl is killed in a car crash

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