Portal:Current events/November 2016

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November 2016 was the eleventh month of that leap 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This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from November 2016.

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  • India-Pakistan relations
    • Pakistan accuses eight Indian diplomats of espionage and terrorism amid rising tensions concerning Kashmir. India says it rejects these allegations. The six Pakistani diplomats withdrawn from India last week were reported to have been accused of spying. (Reuters)
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  • Todd Kohlhepp
    • A man identified as Todd Kohlhepp is arrested after authorities discover a missing woman chained up in a storage container on his property. The woman had gone missing along with her boyfriend around the end of August. (CNN), (CBS News)
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  • Battle of Aleppo
    • A short ceasefire ends as residents of Aleppo prepare for a resumption of bombing. (Reuters via ABC Online)
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  • Philippine Drug War
    • The mayor of Albuera, Leyte, accused of drug trafficking, is shot dead in jail. (BBC)
  • Todd Kohlhepp
    • Kohlhepp, a man arrested in the American state of South Carolina for keeping a missing woman "chained like a dog", has reportedly confessed to seven murders, including four killed in an unsolved mass shooting at a motorcycle shop in 2003. (BBC), (CBS News)
  • A woman who was allegedly raped by Donald Trump drops her lawsuit against the presidential candidate. (Fox News)
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  • In rugby union, Ireland defeat New Zealand 40–29 in Chicago. The win is Ireland's first ever over the All Blacks in 29 matches and 111 years, and also ends the All Blacks' record-setting Test match winning streak at 18. (Press Association via ESPN (UK))
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  • In an apparent rebuke against United States Republican Party presidential candidate Donald Trump, Pope Francis speaks a sermon in Spanish warning against "fear" and the "walls" that divide. (Washington Post)
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  • As many as 200 prisoners take over parts of HM Prison Bedford in Bedford, England, amid reports of a riot and explosions inside the Category B men's prison. (BBC)
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  • India abolishes larger banknotes in a bold and unexpected move to curb circulation of counterfeit notes and to fight black money. (BBC) (NDTV)
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  • The immigration website of Canada crashes due to overflow, coinciding with the election in the United States. (CNN)
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  • The Supreme Court of the United States hears arguments on a case regarding whether the citizenship claim of a child is different if there is an unmarried father versus an unmarried mother who is a U.S. citizen. (Scotus blog)
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  • Siemens AG announces that it plans to spin off its US$15 billion health care division, making it its own independent company. (Bloomberg)
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  • Gunshots are fired in Crossgates Mall in Guilderland, New York. Police report the mall has been cleared; they are looking for one suspect. (The Washington Post) (WTEN-TV)
  • Killing of Cecil the lion
    • A Zimbabwe high court judge drops charges against Theo Bronkhorst, the professional hunter who led the expedition that resulted in the death of the lion named Cecil, because the prosecutor's filing was not properly constituted, and was "too vague to enable (the defendant) to mount a proper defense." (UPI) (News24)
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  • Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte threatens to suspend the country's habeas corpus "if forced to" by what he says the worsening lawlessness in the country. He mentioned in the same speech, the alleged widespread illegal drug trade in the country, the rebellion in Mindanao, and the worsening campaign against the militant Maute group. (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
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  • A report states that Malaysia does not successfully deal with child sexual abuse cases due to weaknesses in the nation's criminal justice system, and the country's failure to increase public awareness of this crime by not releasing relevant data. (Reuters)
  • A judge orders the release of Brendan Dassey, the subject of the Netflix series Making a Murderer. Wisconsin's Attorney General announces he intends to file an emergency appeal. (WTMJ-TV)
  • Breach notification website LeakedSource.com reports information for over 412 million users of FriendFinder Networks Inc. adult websites, as well as records from Penthouse.com, were compromised last month in the largest hack of the year. This attack potentially exposes 10 times the number in 2015's hack of infidelity website Ashley Madison. (Reuters) (The Washington Post) (LeakedSource.com)
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  • Spanish archaeologists in Luxor announce the discovery of an approximately 3000 year old mummy in "near perfect" condition. (MSN)
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  • The global bonds sell-off continue amid uncertainty over Donald Trump as stock markets continue to rise to record levels. (BBC)
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  • As many as 412 people have died in the last 23 days due to smog in Tehran, according to Iran's Health Ministry. All schools in the city have also been ordered to close as part of emergency measures. (AFP via Daily Mail)
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  • A so-called "Muezzin Bill" which would limit the volume and usage time of loudspeakers in mosques during muezzin to decrease noise pollution is put to parliament in Israel and opposed by both Arab and Jewish ultra-orthodox parties. (The Jerusalem Post)
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  • Syrian Civil War
    • The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports a car bomb has killed at least ten people in the city of Azaz, Aleppo Governorate. (Reuters)
    • At least 10 people were killed and dozens injured in air strikes and artillery shelling by government forces in Ghouta in the Damascus countryside, substantial damaging to residential areas. (Aljazeera)
    • The Syrian government targeted an international relief agency and Palestinian refugee camp in Khan Sheha, which has been under siege for two months. (Aljazeera)
    • Media reports say a hospital in Aleppo neighborhood is bombed on night by the Syrian government. (Aljazeera)
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  • Syrian Civil War
    • Syrian government air raid hits a children's hospital in rebel-held east Aleppo, forcing medical staff to evacuate patients, including several newborn babies still in incubators. (Aljazeera)
    • Witnesses and activists report that at least 49 people are killed in east Aleppo in heavy government air strikes that started late yesterday. (Aljazeera)
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  • The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit denies the release of Brendan Dassey, subject of the 2015 documentary series Making a Murderer. (CNN)
  • The New York Attorney General announces that Donald Trump has settled three lawsuits by former students of Trump University for $25 million. (BBC)
  • In Melbourne Australia, a homeless asylum seeker battling mental issues from Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya community set himself on fire in an arson attack that injured 26 people. Victoria’s Premier Daniel Andrews there was no suggestion the suspect had terrorist motives.Austalia AP
  • At a South Minneapolis in-home daycare, owner Nataliia Karia told a parent she "couldn't take it anymore" after hanging a child from a noose. She fled in a vehicle rampage ran over and dragged a pedestrian, hit a bicycle rider and several vehicles before attemping to jump from a bridge when she was arrested. 3 were injured. (Heavy) (People) (Complaint)
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  • Novelist, playwright and short story writer William Trevor dies in Devon, England. (The New York Times) (The Guardian) (The Irish Times)
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  • The board of TransAsia Airways decides to dissolve the company after halting flights on Tuesday. (Bloomberg) (The Wall Street Journal) (The New York Times)
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  • The $4B USS Zumwalt, thought to be the U.S. Navy's most technologically advanced vessel to date, suffers a large engineering malfunction while crossing the Panama Canal. This is the craft's second major malfunction since its launch less than a month prior. (CNN)
  • Astronomers announce the discovery of a near 3000 cubic mile subterranean deposit of ice on Mars. Researchers claim it can easily be used as a sustainable resource for a manned mission to the red planet. (FOX News)
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  • An Iraqi court has issued arrest warrants for two correspondents with a London-based pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat over a false news report accusing Iranian pilgrims of sexually harassing Iraqi women. (The Huffington Post) (The Independent) (The National)
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  • At least seven people are dead, one person is missing and three others are rescued after a chartered fishing boat capsizes due to large waves in Kaipara Harbour, New Zealand. (AP via Fox News)
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  • Semnan–Damghan train collision
    • Iran arrests three railway officials in connection with yesterday's deadly train crash in Semnan that killed 45 and injured 103 people. (AFP via Yahoo! News) (Press TV)
  • The Iraqi parliament passes a law recognizing Shia paramilitary units as a government entity, complete with salaries and pensions that mirror those of the military and the police. (Al Jazeera)
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  • 2016 Ohio State University attack
    • Eleven people are hospitalized, one in critical condition, after a suspect rammed his car into a crowd, and then stabbed numerous people on Ohio State's Columbus campus. Police have declared the scene secure. The suspect, a refugee from Somalia, and a student at the university, is shot and killed by a police officer after he failed to obey orders to stop. (CNN), (NBC News)
  • A group of German lawyers files a criminal complaint in Berlin against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for alleged war crimes committed by his forces and foreign allies during the Syrian Civil War. (Al Jazeera), (Anadolu Agency)
  • Harminder Singh Mintoo, a top commander in the Khalistan Liberation Force, is recaptured in Delhi following his dramatic escape yesterday from a high-security prison in Punjab. (Al Jazeera)
  • Dakota Access Pipeline protests
    • North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple issues an executive order which expels thousands of Native American and environmental protesters who are camped on the federal property that is near the site of the oil pipeline project which they oppose, saying that the "emergency evacuation" is necessary to protect them from harsh winter conditions. (Reuters) (NBC News)
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  • The Israeli ultra-orthodox party Shas proposes a bill that would thwart the mixed prayer area at Western Wall by placing the site under the jurisdiction of the Chief Rabbinate; if approved, a NIS 10,000 fine would be given to those engaging in male-female prayer or women wrapping themselves in the traditional talit or laying tefillin. (Ynetnews)
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  • Scientists say warm seas around Australia's Great Barrier Reef have killed two-thirds of a 435-mile stretch of coral in the past nine months. (Reuters)
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  • OPEC agrees to cut oil production by 1.2 million barrels a day. Key non-OPEC producers most notably Russia have also agreed to cut their production. Oil futures have risen by 9%. (Market Watch), (Market Watch)
  • The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority announces it has fined Bank of America Merrill Lynch $7 million for failure to supervise the use of leverage in its brokerage accounts, especially in connection with Puerto Rico municipal bonds. (Reuters)
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  • South Africa launches the HVTN 702 trial for an experimental AIDS vaccine, which will involve over 5,400 men and women over the course of four years. (Al Jazeera)
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