Portal:Current events/October 2013

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October 2013 was the tenth month of that common year. The month, which began on a Tuesday, ended on a Thursday after 31 days.

Portal:Current events

This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from October 2013.

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  • The government of Venezuela expels three United States diplomats after accusing them of "economic sabotage". (BBC)
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  • Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal):
    • Gunmen shoot down a military helicopter in northern Iraq killing all four crew members. (Reuters)
  • The Russian embassy in Libya's capital Tripoli came under fire after an attempted attack by gunmen who tried to force their way into the compound. One of the attackers was killed and four others were injured according to Libyan authorities. (Reuters)
Arts and culture
  • American author Tom Clancy, best known for his military thriller novels, dies at the age of 66. (The New York Times)
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  • The Gambia is to withdraw from the Commonwealth, 48 years after joining the 54-member grouping, which includes the United Kingdom and most of its former colonies. (Daily Telegraph)
  • Russia evacuates Libya of all Russian diplomats and their families one day after an attack on their embassy left one dead. (AP via ABC)
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  • Indian politician Lalu Prasad Yadav is sentenced to 5 years imprisonment for illegally taking money out of the Chaibasa treasury. (New York Daily News)
  • A woman is fatally shot by police after striking a barrier at a White House security checkpoint followed by a car chase. (BBC) (The Washington Post)
  • Adobe reveals that 2.9 million customers' data was stolen in a security breach which included credit card information. (BBC)
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  • One man is killed and 12 others are injured during a shooting at a motorcycle clubhouse in Fresno, California, U.S. (AP via San Francisco Chronicle)
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Business and economy
  • Reuters reports that major money market fund managers are avoiding U.S. Treasury debt due to mature in the next few months, as the debt ceiling nears and Governmental deadlock deepens. (Reuters)
Disasters and accidents
  • Heavy flooding in the Philippines city of Zamboanga leads to thousands of families being displaced and schools and most government offices being closed. (ABS-CBN)
  • At least four people are killed and hundreds of thousands of people evacuated as Typhoon Fitow hit eastern China yesterday. (Reuters)
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Law and crime
  • A Denver couple, Wayne Sperling, 66, (jailed) and Lorinda Bailey, 35, (free) are accused of felony child abuse in one of the most egregious cases of suspected abuse in state history. Four boys, ages 2 to 6, were living in a house filled with cat feces and urine, with flies everywhere. They were nonverbal, malnourished, filthy, and uneducated, communicating to caseworkers and police in grunts. The couple were accused of misdemeanor abuse of 3 other children in 2006. (MSN)
  • Four people living at the same address in Savannah, Tennessee (3 men and 1 woman), believed to be involved in an area child pornography investigation and who had earlier fled a September 2013 FBI investigation (where computers and cameras were seized) are found dead of gunshot wounds (they may have been drugged) in a murder-suicide on a road in Double Springs, Winston County, Alabama. (MSN)
  • Proposals for a Royal Charter on self-regulation of the British press put forward by the press industry itself are rejected by the Privy Council. (BBC)
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  • The People's Republic of China arrests 139 people in Xinjiang for allegedly calling for jihad. (AFP via Euronews)
  • Andrea Sanderlin, the Scarsdale "Pot Mom", admits to running a multimillion dollar marijuana operation. (NY Daily News)
  • A retired policeman is killed after firing over a dozen rounds at the Wheeling Federal Building in Wheeling, West Virginia. (MSN)
  • "Elmo" is sent to jail as Times Square characters raise concerns. A bogus costumed Elmo, who collected tips for cuddling children in family photos in New York's Times Square, is sent to jail for a year for trying to extort $2 million from the Girl Scouts of the USA. (Reuters)
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  • Scott Carpenter, Mercury 7 astronaut and second American to orbit the earth, dies at 88 following complications from a stroke.(Fox News)
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  • The Constitutional Council of France upholds a ban on fracking. (AP via ABC News America)
  • Myunghee Bae arrives in North Korea to visit her American son Kenneth Bae, who is serving 15 years of hard labor. (CNN)
  • The UK government publishes a draft royal charter aimed at underpinning self-regulation of the British press following an agreement on the issue by the country's three main political parties. However, the proposals are greeted with concerns about press freedom by the industry. (BBC)
Disasters and accidents
  • Cyclone Phailin is expected to make landfall on the east coast of India today. (AFP via Australia Network)
  • Typhoon Nari hits the Philippines killing at least five people and leaving two million without power. (AFP via ABC News)
  • At least 50 people are dead after a truck veers off a cliff in La Convencion Province in Peru. (Reuters via ABC Australia)
  • A series of explosions at a fireworks factory in northern Vietnam has killed at least 15 people and left many others injured.(BBC)
  • A building collapses in Colombia, killing 1; 10 still missing. (CNN)
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  • Indian authorities commence rescue efforts in the aftermath of Cyclone Phailin, with initial reports of at least 20 casualties and widespread damage along the landfall area. (First Post)
  • A stampede breaks out on a bridge near the Ratangarh Mata Temple in Datia district, Madhya Pradesh, India during the Hindu festival Navratri, killing 115 people and injuring more than 110. (BBC)
Law and crime
  • Five people are injured during a shooting at a Hmong New Year's celebration in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S. Two men, 19 and 21 years old, are arrested. (CNN)
  • Over 380 people are detained after an anti-migrant Russian nationalist riot in southern Moscow. (Russia News)
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  • The death toll from Cyclone Phailin rises to at least 18 in India as it dissipates. (AFP via Sydney Morning Herald)
  • A judicial inquiry is ordered into a stampede during Navrati festivities near a temple in India's Madhya Pradesh state that resulted in 109 deaths and 120 people being injured. (NDTV)
Law and crime
  • A man is arrested after attempting to enter Buckingham Palace, London, while in possession of a knife. (Huffington Post)
  • A dry ice bomb explodes in an employee restroom at Los Angeles International Airport. Nobody was injured, and no arrests were made. Terminal 2 was briefly shut down and evacuated. It was the second incident of its kind to have occurred at the airport in two days. (CNN)
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  • Syrian civil war:
    • At least 21 civilians are killed when their minibus hits a land mine in southern Syrian town of Nawa, with opposition activists blaming the Syrian army. (Reuters), (BBC)
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  • Divers in Russia recover a 570kg (1,255lb) portion of the Chelyabinsk meteor that landed on February 15 2013. It is one of the largest meteorite fragments found to date. (BBC)
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Arts and culture
  • Swedish archaeologists in Old Uppsala unearth a great number of mysterious posts in perfect alignment for more than a kilometre in what is suggested to be a display of power of a fifth century Swedish chieftain. (Dagens Nyheter)
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Business and economy
  • China's economy grew at a rate of 7.8 percent in the third quarter. (Reuters)
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  • Asteroid 2013 TV135 is discovered with an approximately 1 in 63,000 chance of colliding with the earth in 2032. (CNN)
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  • Syrian Civil War:
  • War in Somalia (2009–present):
    • 16 people are killed and 30 wounded by a suicide bomber in an attack in a crowded restaurant in the central Somali town of Beledweyne. (Reuters)
  • Tunisian security forces have killed 10 people (claimed by authorities to be Islamist militants) near the border with Algeria in a three-day operation against gunmen who attacked police patrols in the remote northern region. (Reuters)
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  • 2013 protests in Tunisia:
    • Thousands of Tunisian protesters take to the streets calling for the Islamist government led by the Ennahda Movement to step down hours before crisis talks between the government and opposition leaders. (Reuters)
  • A Chinese newspaper publishes a rare appeal for the release of one of its journalists held by police. (BBC)
  • Thousands of opposition supporters protest in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh following disputed July elections which saw incumbent Prime Minister Hun Sen re-elected. (Times of India)
  • President Obama's staff has unmasked and fired a national security official who tweeted critical comments under a pseudonym. (USA Today)
Sports
  • 2013 World Series: Jon Lester, Red Sox win Game 1 against mistake-ridden Cardinals (washingtonpost.com)
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  • Japan's emergency agencies declare a tsunami warning after an earthquake of magnitude 7.3 strikes off the east coast. (AP via News24)
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Science
  • The complete nuclear genome of a Siberian boy who died 24,000 years ago suggests that about a third of the ancestry of today's Native Americans can be traced to Western Eurasia, with only two-thirds coming from Eastern Asia. (Science Magazine/AAAS)
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  • War in Afghanistan (2001–present):
    • A gunfight between Afghan and foreign soldiers on the outskirts of the capital Kabul, kills at least one Afghan serviceman and injures a number of other soldiers. (Reuters)
  • Iran hangs 16 rebels in retaliation for 14 border guards being killed in clashes on its border with Pakistan. (BBC)
Law and crime
  • Michael Guzzo shoots and kills four people and two dogs in their house, and then commits suicide in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. (AP via Huffington Post)
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  • A 37-year-old woman and four children are stabbed to death in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. A man is arrested in connection with the murders. (CNN)
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  • Three new species of animals are discovered (a leaf-tailed gecko, a golden-coloured skink, and a boulder-dwelling frog) in the Cape York Peninsula of the Australian state of Queensland. (news.com.au)
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  • The United States FAA relents and permits limited use of electronic gadgets on planes. (FOX News)
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