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November 2011 was the eleventh month of that common year. The month, which began on a Tuesday, ended on a Wednesday after 30 days.

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This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from November 2011.

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  • Gaza aid flotilla:
    • An international flotilla of ships makes its way to the Gaza Strip on a purported humanitarian mission, with participants including Irish MEP Paul Murphy and former Irish parliamentarian Chris Andrews. (The Guardian) (RTE)
    • Israel vows to stop the flotilla from reaching its destination. (Reuters)
  • Russia and Georgia strike a deal that will allow Russia to enter the World Trade Organization. (The Moscow Times)
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  • The U.S. Department of Energy publishes 2010 greenhouse gases levels, showing they are higher than the worst-case scenario outlined by IPCC climate experts just four years ago. (AP via CBS News)(AP via USA Today)(The Atlantic)(AccuWeather)
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  • Flooding continues in Italy with seven people having died in the past week and thousands of people ordered to evacuate in Turin as the Po River continues to rise. (BBC)
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  • Former world champion boxer Joe Frazier dies of liver cancer. (ESPN) (ABC News America)
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  • 2011 Syrian uprising:
    • The Syrian government continues its crackdown on protesters and army defectors in the city of Homs, killing dozens of civilians in the process. (Al Jazeera)
    • The United Nations reports that the death toll of the eight-month-old Syrian uprising has reached 3,500. (BBC)
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  • NASA observes the asteroid YU55 as it makes a close Earth flyby, passing within 0.85 lunar distances (about 201,700 miles) of the Earth. YU55 is approximately 400 metres (1,300 ft) across, and is the largest asteroid to make a close pass since 1976. (BBC) (WSJ) (SLOOH)
  • A Scottish-designed bionic leg exoskeleton, designed to allow handicapped people to walk, is approved for sale in the United Kingdom. (BBC)
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  • 2011 Thailand floods:
    • The death toll from the ongoing flooding in Thailand reaches 529. (AFP via Google)
    • Floods are predicted to enter the centre of Bangkok early next week, and have already affected nearby roads and sewage systems, according to the Thai Flood Relief Operations Command (FROC). (The National) (Bangkok Post)
  • The British Ministry of Defence suspends training flights in aircraft with ejector seats similar to that which killed a Red Arrows pilot on Tuesday. (BBC)
  • A magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits Van, Turkey, leading to the collapse of numerous buildings. The tremor comes in the wake of last month's destructive 7.1 magnitude earthquake. (USA Today) (BBC)
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  • Russia's Fobos-Grunt mission to the Martian moon of Phobos runs into problems shortly after its launch, with no telemetry reported from the spacecraft. (MSNBC)
  • Dutch scientists build a nanoscopic electric car made of a single complex molecule. Currently the world's smallest vehicle, the nanocar is capable of travelling small distances when an electric current is applied to it. (BBC) (AdelaideNow)
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  • 2011 Syrian uprising:
    • Opposition activists claim that at least 38 people, including six children, have been killed by security forces across Syria: 16 in the city of Homs, 10 in Idlib, six in Hama, three in the suburbs of Damascus and three in Daraa. (CNN)
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  • Hinchingbrooke Hospital in the English county of Cambridgeshire becomes the first NHS hospital to be run by a private firm. Healthcare partnership Circle has been awarded a ten-year contract, and will take over administration of the hospital – which has heavy financial debts – in February 2012. (BBC)
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Events on November 11 2011:

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  • Undercover British police officer Mark Kennedy admits that, in the guise of an environmental activist, he was used by the police forces of 22 countries, was responsible for the closing down of the Youth House community centre in Copenhagen, and committed two crimes on behalf of German police between 2004 and 2009, one of which was arson. (The Guardian)
  • Frisking of A. P. J. Abdul Kalam by the United States:
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  • Chinese artist Ai Weiwei pays 8.45 million yuan in taxes after receiving a large number of donations from supporters who believe the debt was politically motivated because of his criticism of the Chinese government. (CNN)
  • Police in the English city of Birmingham arrest four men in the Sparkhill district in a major anti-terrorism operation. (BBC)
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  • China's unmanned Shenzhou 8 spacecraft successfully returns to Earth, landing in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region after docking twice with the Tiangong-1 orbital laboratory module. (Xinhua) (BBC)
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  • Tajikistan hints that it may release a Russian pilot detained on charges of smuggling, after Russia deports hundreds of Tajik migrant workers. (The Independent)
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  • Darren Scully, the mayor of the Irish town of Naas, resigns after the latest in a series of scandals, having made radio comments about the "aggressive attitude" of "black Africans". A police investigation into his actions is underway. (RTE News) (Daily Mail) (Irish Times)
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  • Egypt protests: Violent anti-regime protests enter their fifth day in Cairo's Tahrir Square, with 35 people killed and over 3,200 injured to date in clashes between protesters and security forces. (CNN)
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  • Six people, including three children, are killed in an air crash in the Superstition Mountains in the U.S. state of Arizona. (Sydney Morning Herald)
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  • India's government decides to relax rules concerning the operation of foreign-owned retailers such as Wal-Mart and Tesco within India. (The New York Times)
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  • 26 Pakistani soldiers are killed after a NATO helicopter opens fire on a Pakistani checkpoint, sparking outrage from the Pakistani government. (CNN)
  • Colombian military forces raid a FARC rebel hideout in the province of Caquetá, freeing police sergeant Luis Alberto Erazu, who had been held hostage by FARC for 12 years. Four other hostages are killed by the rebels during the raid. (Miami Herald)
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  • Six staff members at the British embassy in Tehran are taken hostage after the embassy is stormed by Iranian students. (BBC) (AP via Times of India)
    • The UN Security Council condemns the attack on the British embassy. (CNN-IBN)
    • FARS News Agency states that Iranian police have secured the release of the six hostages. (USA Today)
  • A new Russian anti-missile early-warning facility equipped with Voronezh-DM radar opens in Kaliningrad Oblast. (Voice of America)(BBC)
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  • Up to two million public sector workers in the United Kingdom commence a 24-hour strike over pension reforms, affecting schools, hospitals, airports, ports and government offices nationwide. (BBC)
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  • Researchers at Washington State University develop an artificial bone "scaffold" which can be produced using 3D printers, potentially allowing doctors to quickly print replacement bone tissue for injured patients. (BBC)
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