Portal:Current events/November 2009

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November 2009 was the eleventh month of that common year. The month, which began on a Sunday, ended on a Monday after 30 days.

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Portal:Current events

This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from November 2009.

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  • 16 people are killed in a fire that destroyed 58 houses in the Philippine city of Bacolod. (Times of India)
  • At least 15 Tamil asylum seekers are feared dead while being rescued in seas off the coast of Australia. (The Age)
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  • A British tourist is shot dead by a masked gunman in the U.S. state of Texas. (The Guardian) (BBC) (The Times)
  • Saudi forces bomb a Houthi rebel stronghold in northern Yemen for a third day. (AP) (Press TV)
  • Thousands of people in Bermeo, Spain, demonstrate for the release of 36 Spanish fishermen being held by Somali pirates. (AFP)
  • At least two workers are killed after a bridge under construction collapses in Andorra. (euronews) (IOL)
  • A NATO airstrike kills 7 members of the Afghan security force in the western province of Badghis. (CNN) (Bangkok Post)
  • Rival factions in Madagascar agree to form a unity government to end the political crisis in the country. (Xinhua) (BBC)
  • Scientists in the South Island, New Zealand, discover the first dinosaur footprints in the country, thought to be 70 million years old. (AFP) (New Zealand Herald)
  • 11 people are confirmed dead after the crashing of a Russian military plane into the sea in the Tatar Strait, in the far east of Russia, yesterday. (AFP) (RIA Novosti)
  • Voters in the Northern Mariana Islands go to the polls to elect the governor, legislature and local municipal offices. (Marianas Variety)
  • Venezuela deploys 15,000 soldiers to its border with Colombia. (The Sydney Morning Herald) (The Scotsman)
  • Two Australian researchers compile new details on the dead from a World War I battlefield in Fromelles. (The Sydney Morning Herald)
  • Lebanon's political opposition agrees to join a unity government under Prime Minister designate Saad Hariri. (BBC)
  • Luigi Esposito, one of Italy's 30 most wanted men, is detained at a villa in Naples. (BBC) (ABC News)
  • Ecuador rations its electricity, leading to some blackouts in areas, including the capital Quito. (BBC)
  • Cuba removes peas and potatoes from its list of rationed foods but increases their prices. (The Daily Telegraph)
  • Caracas is put under widespread water rationing for the first time in several years. (The Washington Post)
  • Ashmolean Museum in Oxfordshire, the UK's oldest museum, reopens after renovations. (BBC) (Heart Radio Oxfordshire) (Kings Lynn News)
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