Portal:Current events/November 2013

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November 2013 was the eleventh month of that common year. The month, which began on a Friday, ended on a Saturday after 30 days.

Portal:Current events

This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from November 2013.

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  • Two French journalists working for RFI are kidnapped and killed in the town of Kidal in northern Mali. (BBC)
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  • Two planes carrying skydivers collide in mid-air in northern Wisconsin with no deaths or serious injuries reported. (National Post)
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  • Syria civil war:
    • Colonel Abdul Jabbar Akaidi, top rebel leader and chief recipient of U.S. aid, quits his position blaming recent losses on rebel infighting. (Washington Post)
  • A truck carrying four people hits a land mine on a road leading to Menaka in Mali, killing all of the occupants. (AP via Miami Herald)
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  • Chicago chef Charlie Trotter, who operated his namesake restaurant in Chicago (from 1987 until its closure in 2012), is found dead by his son at his Lincoln Park home. (Chicago Tribune)
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  • A 4-story building under construction collapses in Lagos, Nigeria, killing 4 people. (AP via Miami Herald)
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  • A Mexican federal court overturns a state court ruling that allowed the drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero to be released from prison earlier this year. This court response follows a decision by the U.S. Department of State to place a $5 million bounty against him. (Fox News)
  • Saudi police crackdowns on foreigners working illegally in the kingdom widen with more than 16,000 arrests. (ABC News)
  • A shooting at a barbershop in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. kills 2 people and injures 7 others. (CNN)
  • Pakistan's ex-president Pervez Musharraf is released on bail. (Xinhua)
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  • A person of interest is arrested in connection with a shooting in Detroit, Michigan, USA, on November 6 that left 3 people dead and 6 others wounded. (AP via FOX News)
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  • Typhoon Haiyan:
    • Philippines: The Red Cross says that 10,000 people are confirmed dead. It reported that at least 1,000 had been killed in Tacloban and 200 in Samar province. (RT) (The Guardian)
    • Vietnam: The government mobilizes over 453,000 soldiers and militia members, and thousands of means of transport to cope with Typhoon Haiyan that is forecast to hit central region early Sunday. Roughly 20,000 people are evacuated from Da Nang. (The New York Times) (Tuoi Tre News)
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  • British foreign secretary William Hague urged negotiatiors to "seize the moment" on talks about Iran's nuclear program. (BBC)
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  • An international aid effort is underway to help the Philippines cope with the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. (ABC News Online)
  • At least four people are killed and eight injured as a seven story building catches fire in Vikhroli, a suburb of the Indian city of Mumbai. (Zee News)
  • At least 100 people are killed in a tropical cyclone in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region. (Reuters)
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  • Two people are killed and five others injured when a bomb explodes in Bedfordview, South Africa, near the Eastgate shopping mall. (SAPA via News24)
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  • U.S. stock exchanges jointly announce a plan to improve the technical functioning of their markets, in the face of recent high-profile glitches such as the trading halt in Nasdaq in August. (Reuters)
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  • Canadian police reveal that 348 people have been arrested internationally and 386 children rescued as a result of a three-year child pornography investigation called "Project Spade". (RT) (BBC)
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  • In cricket, Indian player Sachin Tendulkar, the leading run scorer of all time, starts his 200th and final test match in Mumbai. (Sydney Morning Herald)
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  • Typhoon Haiyan:
    • The United Nations tallies the death toll to around 4,400. The Red Cross estimates that around 20,000 are still missing, many of whom are feared dead. This is contrary to a previous estimate by Benigno Aquino III, who put the death toll to a low 2,000. (NBC News)
    • The official death toll is now at 3,631. (The Huffington Post)
  • At least five people are killed and 10 injured after four coaches of the Mangala Lakshadweep Express derail near the Indian city of Nashik in Maharashtra state. (NDTV) (Times of India)
  • Two people die after a light aircraft crashes near the runway at Airbus Facilities in Broughton, Flintshire. (ITV News)
  • 12 migrants drown off the coast of Greece. (Reuters)
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  • A San Diego, California family of four, who disappeared in 2010, is found buried in the desert; local authorities are now treating the case as multiple homicides. (CBS News)
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  • Sachin Tendulkar retires from all forms of cricket following his final Test at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium, scoring 74 runs in his career's last innings. (ESPN Cricinfo)
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  • Sony announces they sold one million PlayStation 4 units in the first day. (Joystiq)
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  • Typhoon Haiyan:
    • The number of people displaced reaches 1.9 million people. Numbers vary between 1,000-20,000 for estimates about missing people. (NPR) (Voice of America)
    • Flooding in Vietnam has killed at least 28 people with nine more missing and nearly 80,000 displaced. (Reuters)
  • Fifty people are killed after a passenger Boeing 737 crash lands in the city of Kazan in central Russia. (RT)
  • Following the issuance of a rare High Risk for severe weather (only the fifth documented such case in November and also extending to areas further north than any previous known high risk issued in the November through February timeframe), several midwestern states in the United States are placed under multiple tornado watches, with multiple tornadoes touching down, causing at least four deaths and up to 50 injured in the area; one leveled parts of a suburb of Peoria, Illinois. Around six dozen tornadoes occur in total with activity most concentrated in Illinois and Indiana but extending from Tennessee to Michigan. (Peoria Journal Star) (CNN) (NBC News)
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  • Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds was stabbed multiple times at his home by his son Austin "Gus" Deeds. His son, Gus was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the home. (ABC News)
  • U.S. Representative Trey Radel is arrested and charged with cocaine possession. (CBS News)
  • George Zimmerman is accused of felony aggravated assault and other charges for interactions with his current girlfriend. (BBC)
  • In the largest-ever settlement with the U.S. government, banking giant JPMorgan Chase agrees to pay $13 billion and admits to making serious misrepresentations over mortgage-backed securities. (FOX Business)
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  • Typhoon Haiyan:
    • China sends a 'peace ark' loaded with aid to the Philippines after it was criticized for not giving enough. (BBC) (Voice of America)
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  • U.S. Representative Trey Radel (R–FL) pleads guilty on all charges of cocaine possession following his arrest yesterday and faces 1 year supervised probation. (The Washington Post)
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  • Crystal Mangum, the accuser in the 2006 Duke lacrosse case, is convicted of second-degree murder by a North Carolina jury in the 2011 stabbing death of her boyfriend, and is sentenced to serve between 14 and 18 years in prison. (AP via Fox News)
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  • "The Day of the Doctor" premieres in 94 countries simultaneously to celebrate the 50th anniversary of British science-fiction show Doctor Who. (BBC News)
  • 1D day premieres live all over the world for over seven hours to celebrate the release of One Direction's new album, Midnight Memories.
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  • Pope Francis venerates the purported remains of his first ever predecessor, as the Vatican gives a public display for what some claim are St Peter's remains. (Guardian)
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  • A cargo train laden with corn derails in São José do Rio Preto in southeastern Brazil, smashing into houses and killing at least eight and injuring another six. (AP via News24)
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  • Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announces that four Steubenville, Ohio, City Schools employees, including Superintendent Michael McVey, have been indicted on felony and/or misdemeanor charges (obstruction, making false statements, etc.) relating to the 2012 Steubenville rape case. (CNN)
  • Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting:
    • The official intermediate report on the shooting is released online, totaling 48 pages, and detailing no clear motive for the shooting. It states that perpetrator Adam Lanza had had an obsession with shootings like Columbine, had a strained and non-communicative relationship with his murdered mother Nancy, and had planned the shooting and the details in advance. It does say he had mental health issues, but does not indicate they were causative factors. (CNN) (News 12 Connecticut)
  • A Parsons, Kansas manhunt begins in the U.S. for David Cornell Bennett, Jr. who is alleged to have stalked and killed a mother and her three young children. (FOX News) (FOX News)
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  • The U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer asks the Bank of England whether it needs more power. The central bank's Financial Policy Committee will study the question. (BBC)
  • Ford recalls 140,000 Escape model cars from the United States and an additional 21,000 from other nations after 13 engine fires were reported. (The New York Times)
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  • At least 30 Haitian migrants die when a boat capsizes off the Bahamas. (The New York Times)
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  • Chinese police detain nine people for alleged negligence in relation to the November 22 Sinopec oil pipeline explosions in the eastern port city of Qingdao which killed at least 55 people. (Reuters)
  • P.C. Keith Wallis is charged as part of the investigation into the Plebgate incident at Downing Street. (BBC)
  • Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins pleads guilty at Cardiff Crown Court to a range of child sex offences including the attempted rape of a baby. (Wales Online)
  • The U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear certain major religious freedom cases that will decide whether a company that is for-profit (including family-run ones)- and other entities who are not themselves churches- can refuse to provide contraceptive coverage that would otherwise be required under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; lower courts are split. (NBC)
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  • In Canada, the National Hockey League (NHL) and Rogers Communications announce a 12-year, $5.2 billion deal that grants national television rights of the NHL to the Rogers-owned Sportsnet. The agreement includes a provision that allows CBC to continue airing Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday nights; however, Rogers will have creative and financial control of the program. TSN, which has held some national broadcast rights to the NHL since 2002, is shut out of the deal. [2]
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Business and economy
  • Dubai wins the right to host Expo 2020 (Khaleej Times)
  • Greece is the first developed market to be demoted into an emerging market by the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. (The Wall Street Journal)
  • In China, some second-tier cities such as Wuhan and Shenyang begin to enhance local housing price controlling policy, following all first-tier cities' controlling policy enhancement in the country. (ifeng.com)
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Sean Lane, who is overseeing the case of the bankruptcy reorganization of American Airlines, gives his required approval to the American Airlines–US Airways merger, dismissing the objection of a passenger's group, clearing the way for it to go forward in December 2013 unless there is an appeal. (CNN Money)
  • The price of one Bitcoin breaks above $1,000 for the first time, and marks a rise of over 7,600 percent so far this year. (CNBC)
Disasters and accidents
  • A winter weather storm in the United States kills 11 people and causes major travel delays. (The Los Angeles Times)
  • Two people die after a crane collapses in the Arena Corinthians in the Brazilian city São Paulo which is due to host the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Cup. Parts of the grandstands also collapse. (BBC)
Law and crime
  • Three girls (two of whom eventually fled to a neighbor's house to escape their knife-wielding stepfather and notified police) held captive for several months or more in extremely dirty conditions (possibly up to two years), subjected to long barrages of loud music or static, fed only once a day and having gone up to four months without a bath, are rescued in Tucson, Arizona. (CNN)
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  • Japan's self-driving Nissan Leaf car finishes the very first public road test on a highway in Japan.(Engadget)
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  • Three previously unpublished short stories by J. D. Salinger are leaked online against the late author's wishes. (BBC)
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