Portal:Current events/November 2014

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November 2014 was the eleventh month of that common year. The month, which began on a Saturday, ended on a Sunday after 30 days.

Portal:Current events

This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from November 2014.

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  • At least four people are dead, one injured and several missing following a fire in a two apartment building near the University of Southern Maine campus in Portland. (AP via Yahoo News US)
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  • A bus bombing in the Philippines injures four people. (Retiredanalyst), (Philstar)
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  • New Zealand authorities charge Australian AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd with attempting to procure two murders, making death threats, and possessing drugs. (Reuters)
  • Two new classes of malware called "Wirelurker" and "Rootpipe" attack Apple products. (The Guardian)
    • Apple states that it has disabled the malicious applications carrying WireLurker to prevent spread. (Business Insider)
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  • Nine people die after a light plane crashes on an approach to the island of Grand Bahama. The dead include preacher Myles Munroe. (AP via Fox News), (NBC News)
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  • Portugal reports at least 180 cases of Legionella and five fatalities in an outbreak. (Diário de Notícias)
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  • Prosecutors in Lithuania charge an employee at the state air navigation company for spying for Belarus over civilian and military air operations. (Reuters)
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  • The Bank of England fires Martin Mallett, once its chief foreign exchange dealer, due to evidence that he was in some degree complicit in market manipulation. (Telegraph)
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  • Umbrella Revolution
    • Following a court injunction authorising the clearance of protest sites, pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong are warned they could face arrest if they do not leave the sites. (Reuters)
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  • A doctor is arrested, believed responsible for the deaths of 13 women in a state-run sterilization clinic in Chhattisgarh, India. (BBC)
  • A spokeswoman for the public prosecutor in Switzerland confirms existence of open criminal investigations regarding several people who may have taken part in manipulation of the currency exchange markets; such investigations are also underway in the United States and Britain. (Reuters)
  • A United States Secret Service report outlines numerous security failures that enabled Omar Gonzalez to enter the White House. (Washington Post)
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  • Comet landing
    • The Philae landing craft is now "stable" after bouncing hundreds of metres from its initial touchdown, and is sending pictures from the surface of the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. (BBC)
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  • Swedish submarine incidents:
    • Sweden releases a sonar image it says is proof that a foreign submarine entered its waters in October. The grainy image shows underwater tracks allegedly left by the vessel. (BBC)
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  • The Russian Presidential Library announces plans to establish a Russian version of Wikipedia stating that it would provide more "detailed and accurate" information about the country. (Reuters via ABC News Australia)
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  • A fire at a food processing plant kills at least 18 workers in Shandong, China. (South China Morning Post)
  • US planes are warned to avoid an Alaskan volcano, Pavlof. (News.com.au)
  • At least four people are killed in mudslides in southern Switzerland and northern Italy after days of heavy rain. (BBC)
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  • The American NBC television network scraps a project with comedian Bill Cosby after past sexual assault allegations resurface. (BBC)
  • German-born American director and producer Mike Nichols (The Graduate) dies at age 83. (BBC)
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  • A giant snowstorm covers half the United States causing at least eight deaths and causing widespread disruption of flights. Areas near the city of Buffalo in New York state are worst affected with at least six deaths. (AFP, Reuters via ABC News Australia)
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  • Maria Jose Alvarado, a 19-year-old Miss World competitor, is found fatally shot and buried along with her 23-year-old sister Sofia Trinidad in Santa Barbara, Honduras. The boyfriend of Sofia Trinidad, Plutarco Ruiz and an accomplice are arrested. (Sky News)
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  • A military helicopter crashes in Sibiu County, Romania, with at least eight people killed and two injured. (Xinhua) (ABC News)
  • The death toll from a snowstorm in western New York State reaches 13, with local heavy flooding expected in the United States this week. (AAP via SBS News)
  • A stampede in the city of Kwekwe in Zimbabwe caused by the police firing tear gas kills at least eleven people and injures 40 others. (IANS via Business Standard)
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  • A 6.8 magnitude earthquake occurs in Nagano Prefecture in Japan resulting in at least 30 people being injured as several homes collapse. (Wires and ABC News Australia), (AP)
  • A 5.9 magnitude earthquake occurs near the town of Kangding in China's Sichuan province resulting at least two deaths and 54 injuries. (AP via Wall Street Journal)
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  • A block of flats collapses in the Egyptian capital Cairo killing at least 10 people. (BBC)
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  • A fire in a coal mine in China's Liaoning province kills 24 miners and injures another 52. (AFP via Channel News Asia)
  • A heavy storm in the eastern United States causes poor road conditions, and delays and cancellations of airline flights ahead of the Thanksgiving holidays with up to 30 million people affected. (CNN)
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  • Vietnamese lawmakers approve a law allowing broad foreign ownership of property, as the government seeks to boost an ailing real-estate market and accelerate growth. (Financial Review)
  • An Egyptian court sentences 78 teenage boys to between 2 and 5 years in jail for participating in rallies calling for the return of ousted President Mohammed Mursi. (AFP, Reuters vis Sydney Morning Herald)
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  • Greek government-debt crisis:
    • Greek labor unions begin a general strike to protest ongoing government austerity measures shuting down public medical, educational, and transportational services. (AP via Business Standard)
  • The European Parliament passes a symbolic motion calling for the break-up of American tech giant Google. (New York Times)
  • France sets a new record for unemployment with 3.46 million recorded in October. (Sky News)
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  • Frantic trading in energy company stocks, especially the suppliers of oil-services, shaves billions off the market capitalization of publically traded businesses within this sector. (Reuters)
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  • The death toll from a mass overdose in a Venezuelan prison after prisoners storm a prison infirmary during a prison uprising rises to 35. A hundred other prisoners are receiving treatment. (AP via Houston Chronicle)
  • Tuğçe Albayrak, an advocate for harassed women, succumbs to her injury from a November 15 attack. German police have already arrested a suspected man. (The Independent)
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  • Heavy flooding in the south of France claims five lives and forces more than 3000 people to leave their homes. (NDTV)
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