Portal:Current events/September 2011

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September 2011 was the ninth month of that common year. The month, which began on a Thursday, ended on a Friday after 30 days.

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This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from September 2011.

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  • 2010 Gaza flotilla raid:
    • Turkey expels Israel's ambassador and cancels all military agreements with Israel, hours before a UN report investigating the raid is published. (BBC) (The New York Times)
    • The UN report finds that the IDF acted 'legitimately' in trying to enforce Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip, except for the lack of a final warning to the activists and the use of "excessive" force. (Jerusalem Post)
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  • At least 24 people are killed in violence across Syria. (The Times of India)
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  • South Korea announces that it will start sending emergency aid to North Korea next week after devastating floods. (Yonhap)
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  • ICM Registry – the company that sponsors the .xxx Internet top-level domain for adult entertainment, planned for launch in 2012 – is giving organisations and people in the public eye the opportunity to block their names from being used by websites with the suffix. (BBC)
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  • The economy of Australia recovers, achieving 1.2% growth in the second quarter after floods led to a contraction of .9% in the second quarter. (Dow Jones via The Australian)
  • The Swedish car maker Saab Automobile files for bankruptcy in a self-managed reconstruction process. (AP via Forbes)
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  • Stocks on Asian markets fall sharply due to renewed concerns over the Eurozone debt crisis. (Market Watch)
  • The UK's Independent Commission on Banking recommends that British banks should separate their retail banking divisions from investment banking arms to safeguard against riskier banking activities. (BBC)
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  • U.S. bankruptcy court judge Mary Walrath rejects a reorganization plan submitted by Washington Mutual, holding that the Debtors erred by planning to pay senior debtholders a contract rate of interest rather than the federal judgment rate. (Wall Street Journal Online)
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  • Scientists at NASA announce the Kepler mission's discovery of a planet orbiting two suns. This is the first unambiguous detection of a circumbinary planet, i.e., a planet that orbits two stars instead of one. (BBC) (NASA.gov)
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  • Terrorism in Pakistan:
    • A bomb explodes outside the home of a senior police officer in Karachi, Pakistan, killing at least eight people. (AP via NineMSN) (AFP via Dawn)
    • At least five people are killed and 21 injured after a bomb explodes in Peshawar. (Daily Times)
  • Syrian activists and residents claim that the Syrian military have shot dead eight people, including six civilians, north of the city of Homs. (Reuters)
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  • The United Nations launches an appeal for US$357 million (€307 million) of international aid for victims of the 2011 Sindh floods in Pakistan. (Radio Free Europe)
  • At least 27 people are dead and dozens missing after heavy rains in the People's Republic of China. (AFP via Google News)
  • Rescue efforts continue for the victims of the 2011 Sikkim earthquake, which has claimed at least 67 lives in India, Nepal and Tibet. (ABC News)
  • An earthquake of approximately 5.8 magnitude, two lesser related quakes, and an accompanying series of landslides kill at least three people in a municipality 32 miles south of Guatemala City, Guatemala. (Huffington Post)
  • A fire at a prison in Baghdad, Iraq kills 8 and injures a further 31. (Washington Post)
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  • Gears of War 3, the final game in the acclaimed Gears of War video game franchise, goes on sale, with 20,000 game stores around the world opening at midnight for its release. (The Guardian)
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  • 2011 Yemeni uprising: Yemeni government forces break a recently-established ceasefire by firing mortar rounds at mourners at the funerals of protesters. (AP via The Australian)
  • Parts of the Pakistani city of Quetta observe a shutdown in response to the killing of 29 Shiite protesters on Tuesday. (Daily Times)
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  • US rock band R.E.M. announce they are splitting up. (The Telegraph)
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  • South Korean prosecutors raid the offices of seven savings banks whose operations were suspended last week, with the president of one bank committing suicide. (Yonhap)
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  • Six people die in a house fire in the London suburb of Neasden. (The Telegraph)
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  • A Spanish oil tanker hijacked off the coast of West Africa is freed, with no harm reportedly done to the crew, and no ransom paid to the pirates. (AP via Google News)
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  • Oswald Grübel, chief executive of Swiss bank UBS, resigns in the wake of a rogue trading scandal. (Sky News)
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  • At least five people are shot dead in two locations in the US state of Indiana. (AP via ABC News America)
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  • More than 100,000 people in the Philippines are evacuated ahead of Typhoon Nesat, with Albay province lying directly in the storm's pathway. (AP via NineMSN)
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  • Typhoon Nesat hits the island of Luzon in the Philippines with at least sixteen deaths, 100,000 people evacuated and the capital Manila brought to a standstill. (AFP via Inquirer) (Reuters) (AP via Fox News) (AFP via Sydney Morning Herald)
  • More than 80 people have died and more than two million affected by floods in India with the states of Orissa, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar worst affected. (BBC)
  • At least 37 people are killed, including 30 schoolchildren, and another seventy critically injured following a school bus accident at Kallar Kahar in the Punjab province of Pakistan. (Express Tribune)
  • One miner is killed and another injured following an underground roof collapse at Kellingley Colliery in North Yorkshire, one of the United Kingdom's deepest remaining mines. (BBC)
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  • Japan asks South Korea to block plans to build a monument to Korean World War II "comfort women" near the Japanese embassy in Seoul. (Yonhap)
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  • Maple Group, a consortium of Canadian concerns, says it is extending its bid to take over Canada's largest stock market operating company, TMX Group. (Reuters)
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  • Heather Shanholtz received an award for Best Swimwear Model for 2011 at the Women in the Arts Awards. (Women in the Arts Awards)
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