Portal:Current events/September 2013

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September 2013 was the ninth month of that common year. The month, which began on a Sunday, ended on a Monday after 30 days.

Portal:Current events

This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from September 2013.

Armed conflicts and attacks
Disasters and accidents
  • A 5.9-magnitude earthquake kills at least four people in southwestern China. (CNN)
Law and crime
  • The controversial spiritual guru Asaram Bapu is arrested on a rape charge filed by a teenage girl in northwest India. (AP via News24)
Politics and elections
Armed conflicts and attacks
Arts and culture
Business and economy
Sports
Law and crime
  • The Hemisphere Project, through which AT&T gives data about telephone calls to the DEA and other law enforcement agencies, is made public. (New York Times)
Armed conflicts and attacks
  • Syrian civil war:
    • France claims to possess documentation of the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian civil war. (Huffington Post)
    • Anticipating a retaliatory strike from Syria, Israel carries out a joint missile test with the United States in the Mediterranean. (BBC) (Sky News)
    • U.S. government officials say that they are willing to rewrite a proposed resolution to clarify that any operation would be limited in scope and duration and would not include the use of ground troops. (Washington Post)
    • A former US army chief claims that Barack Obama is eyeing intervention in Syria that would go beyond a mere deterrent against chemical weapons to damage the military capacity of the Assad regime. (The Telegraph)
    • UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon questions the legality of US plans to strike Syria without UN backing, saying that the use of force is only legal when it is in self-defence or with Security Council authorization. (Reuters)
  • Sinai insurgency:
Business and economy
  • Microsoft purchases Nokia's mobile device division for $7.2 billion. (MarketWatchPulse)
Law and crime
Armed conflicts and attacks
  • Syrian civil war:
    • Reuters reports that the former defense minister of Syria, Ali Habib Mahmud, has defected to Turkey. (Reuters)
    • The Russian government releases a report that claims to show a makeshift weapon used in a chemical attack near the Syrian city of Aleppo in March was similar to ones made by rebels. (Reuters)
    • The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee approves a resolution authorizing a limited US military intervention in Syria, setting the stage for a debate in the full Senate next week on the use of military force. (Reuters)
Law and crime
Sport
Armed conflicts and attacks
Business and economy
Disasters and accidents
Deaths
Politics and elections
Sport
Armed conflicts and attacks
  • Syrian civil war:
    • UN chief Ban Ki-moon says military action against Syria could worsen sectarian violence in the country. (Al Jazeera)
    • Russia sends four more warships to Syria, one with alleged "special cargo," (The Washington Post) [1] (Ynetnews)
  • Nigerian Sharia conflict:
    • Suspected Islamist militants armed with guns and machetes kill at least 20 people in villages in northeast Nigeria. (Reuters)
Environment
  • The elusive Australian Central Rock Rat, not seen since 1960, is rediscovered in Central Australia. (9 News National)
Health
Law and crime
Politics
  • Egypt's army-backed authorities decide to annul the Muslim Brotherhood's non-governmental organization status. (Reuters)
Armed conflicts and attacks
  • Syrian civil war:
    • Heavy government shelling of rebel positions near the Syrian capital kills 14 rebels and two civilians in the south of Damascus. (USA Today)
  • Sinai insurgency:
    • The Egyptian army launches a major operation against Islamist militants in North Sinai killing at least 30 people. (Reuters) (BBC)
  • A car bomb and suicide bomber kills 15 at a restaurant in Mogadishu, Somalia. Al-Shabaab claims responsibility. (Reuters)
Arts and culture
Law and crime
  • A man is arrested on suspicion of burglary, trespass and criminal damage after scaling a fence to get into Buckingham Palace. (BBC)
Politics and elections
Sport
Armed conflicts and attacks
Disasters
Politics and elections
Sport
Armed conflicts and attacks
Arts and culture
Disasters and accidents
  • At least 44 people are dead and 45 injured after a bus crashes into a ravine in northern Guatemala. (AP via ABC News America)
  • Two buses collide and catch fire in Iran, killing at least 44 people. (Global Post)
Politics
Sports
Armed conflicts and attacks
Arts and culture
  • Miley Cyrus breaks the record for the greatest number of views in 24 hours with her latest video Wrecking Ball. The video, uploaded on Monday, has 19.3 million views after a single day, and many people complain about this video. This has been her second record, and the third Vevo record video to become a frequent target for negative comments, the others being Stupid Hoe by Nicki Minaj and We Can't Stop by Miley Cyrus, the latter record set earlier this year.(E online)
Business and economy
Disasters and accidents
Law and crime
Politics
Science and technology
Sports
Armed conflicts and attacks
  • Syrian civil war:
    • The UN accuses both the Syrian government and, to a lesser extent, the rebels of war crimes. Out of 9 massacres they investigated, 8 were attributed to the Syrian Army. The remaining massacre was attributed to insurgents. (The New York Times)
    • Russia gives the alleged proof of chemical weapons use by militants in Syria to United Nations Security Council. (Russia Beyond the Headlines) (Interfax)
    • Fighters from an Al Qaeda-linked rebel group kill 12 members of the minority Alawite sect in central Syria after seizing their village, opposition activists say. (Reuters)
    • UN investigators in Syria say Syrian army forces continue to bomb hospitals and massacre civilians. (NBC News)
    • France drafts a resolution forcing the Syrian government to hand over its stockpiles of chemical weapons in 15 days (The Independent)
  • Sinai insurgency:
    • Two suicide bombers ram a car with explosives. Egyptian military says one hit the local branch of military intelligence, while the other struck an army checkpoint in Rafah killing nine soldiers and wounding 17 others. (Houston Chronicle)
  • Post-civil war violence in Libya:
  • Protestors and police clash in Chile due to the 40th anniversary of the 1973 Chilean coup d'état. (BBC)
  • Over 10,000 people have been displaced and ten thousand arrested as a result of an ongoing dispute in India's Muzaffarnagar district. (Times of India)
Law & crime
  • Sweden marks the tenth anniversary of the assassination of Foreign Minister Anna Lindh. (The Local)
  • At least one person is killed and several Jamaica Constabulary Force officers injured following a melee at the police lockup in the town of Mandeville. (AP via ABC News)
Politics
Sports
Armed conflicts and attacks
Arts and culture
Business and economy
Disasters and accidents
  • A massive fire burns parts of the boardwalk in Seaside Park, New Jersey. Numerous decades-old buildings are destroyed. (USA Today)(ABC News}
International relations
Religion
Science and technology
  • NASA announces the Voyager 1 space probe has left the solar system becoming the first man-made object to reach interstellar space. (BBC)
    • The announcement, while confirmed by external research, is still met in some quarters by skepticism. NBC News
Armed conflicts and attacks
Disasters and accidents
  • Dozens of people are feared dead after a fire at a psychiatric hospital in Russia's Novgorod Oblast. (RT)
  • Nine people are confirmed dead following massive floods in the past 24 hours in Galați County, Romania. (journalgazette)
  • At least four people are dead, 80 unaccounted for and thousands have been evacuated following heavy floods in Boulder County in the US state of Colorado. (Fox News), (9 News)
  • A World War II shell explodes in the Finnish town of Kemi in Lapland, killing one person and causing the evacuation of hundreds of residents. (Reuters via Yahoo News UK)
Law and crime
Politics and elections
Armed conflicts and attacks
Disasters and accidents
Science and technology
Sports
Armed conflicts and attacks
Disasters and accidents
Politics
Sports
Armed conflict and attack
Disasters and accidents
International relations
Law and crime
Politics and elections
Science and technology
Sport
Health and medicine
  • Naegleria fowleri is found in tap water near New Orleans, marking the first time the pathogenic amoeba has been detected in U.S. public water supply. (NBC)
Arts and culture
Armed conflict and attacks
Disasters and accidents
International relations
Law and crime
Business and economy
Disasters and accidents
  • Hurricane Manuel:
    • More than 2,000 tourists have been airlifted by the Mexican Army after floods caused by Hurricane Manuel isolate the resort city of Acapulco with many tourists and residents stranded. (BBC)
    • At least 58 people are missing after a mudslide caused by Hurricane Manuel buries approximately 70 people in the Mexican town of Atoyac de Alvarez. (CNN)
  • At least 6 people are dead in Ottawa after a collision between a Via Rail train and a double-decker OC Transpo bus. (CTV)
  • Teen Graciela Martinez is found dead after school from possible heat stroke in a locked BMW in which the doors would not open. (Los Angeles Times)
International relations
Law and crime
  • The French parliament moves to ban children's beauty contests in an attempt to halt what one former minister called the hyper-sexualization of young girls. (The Guardian)
  • In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Antonio Feliu fatally shot his ex-girlfriend and her adult daughter, and killed another woman in a head-on crash during a police chase. He shot himself as police approached his stopped car. (Epoch Times)
Politics and elections
Science and technology
Sport
Armed conflicts and attacks
International relations
Gaming
Law and crime
Armed conflict and attacks
Business and economy
Disasters and accidents
  • The Philippines evacuates coastal villages, suspends ferry services and calls in fishing boats as category 5 Typhoon Usagi approaches. (Reuters)
International relations
  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani calls for "constructive dialogue" and an end to "unhealthy rivalries". (CNN)
  • The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, which was protesting against Gazprom drilling in the Arctic area 60km north of the Russian coast, is boarded by the Russian military. The activists claim that oil exploitation would risk three nature reserves protected by Russian law. (The Guardian)
Sport
Armed conflict and attacks
Business and economy
  • Exxon Mobil, BP and BG decline to take part in the upcoming international bidding for rights to explore Brazil's deep-water Libra oil field, one of the largest pre-salt fields yet to be explored in that country. (GloboNews)
Disasters and accidents
  • Typhoon Usagi hits the northern Philippines causing flooding and landslides and disrupting transport, communications and power supplies. (Reuters)
International relations
Law and crime
  • Police in the Indian city of Mumbai charge several people in connection with a cricket match fixing scandal, including umpire Asad Rauf, former Chennai Super Kings principal Gurunath Meiyappan, Bollywood actor Vindoo Dara Singh and 15 bookies. (Hindustan Times)
Politics and elections
Armed conflict and attacks
Arts and culture
Disasters and impacts
Law and crime
  • A Chinese court finds former senior politician Bo Xilai guilty of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power and sentences him to life imprisonment. (BBC)
Politics and elections
Sport
  • In Gaelic football, Dublin win the Championship Final - their second in three years - by a single point (2-12 - 1-14), condemning opponents Mayo to yet another final defeat, their seventh since their last victory in 1951. (The Times) (BBC)
Armed conflict and attacks
Disasters and accidents
Law and crime
  • In his first public statement since his resignation, former Pope Benedict XVI denies that he covered up child sexual abuse cases involving priests during his tenure. (Reuters)
Politics and elections
  • An Egyptian court bans all Muslim Brotherhood activities nationwide and its assets will be confiscated according to the court ruling. (Reuters)
Sports
  • Australian footballer Gary Ablett Jr. wins his second Brownlow Medal in the Australian Football League 5 days before the Grand Final between Hawthorn and Fremantle on Saturday, 28th September.
Business and economy
  • Hundreds of garment factories in Bangladesh shut down due to strikes by workers seeking higher pay. (Bloomberg)
Disasters and accidents
Politics and elections
Sport
Armed conflicts and attacks
Disasters and accidents
Sports
Armed conflicts and attacks
Business and economy
International relations
Law and crime
Armed conflict and attacks
Disasters and accidents
  • A ship capsizes off the island of Java carrying refugees from Indonesia to Australia. Thirty people are missing and 22 bodies have been recovered, with 31 survivors rescued. (ABC News Australia)
  • The Japan Coast Guard is searching for six missing sailors after the Japanese cargo ship Eifukumaru No.18 capsizes after a collision with a Sierra Leone-registered ship off the coast of Izu Ōshima island. (AFP via France 24)
  • A building collapses in the Indian city of Mumbai, with at least three people killed and dozens trapped. (Sky News) (CNN)
  • Pakistan earthquake:
    • Officials in Pakistan make a plea to separatist militants in Balochistan province to cease operations so that search and rescue can occur for victims of this week's earthquake. (BBC)
    • More than 100,000 people have been left homeless by the earthquake. (Al-Jazeera)
International relations
Law and crime
  • French police arrest six people in Paris over their suspected involvement in an attempt to steal 1.6 million euros worth of gold bars from an Air France plane on September 19. (Yahoo! News)
Sport
Armed conflicts and attacks
Disasters and accidents
Law and crime
Politics and elections
Sports
Armed conflicts and attacks
  • Syrian civil war:
    • Activists fighting Syrian government forces say that at least 16 people, most of them students, were killed in an air strike from Syrian government warplanes that hit a secondary school in the rebel-held Syrian city of Raqqa. (Reuters)
Arts and culture
  • Award-winning American television series Breaking Bad airs its final episode on AMC, concluding the series after five seasons and 62 episodes. (Associated Press via NPR)
Disasters and accidents
Politics and elections
Armed conflict and attacks
Business and economy
Disasters and accidents
  • Tropical Storm Wutip lashes central Vietnam, uprooting trees, cutting power lines and damaging more than 1,000 houses. (The Weather Channel)
  • Thirteen refugees drown off the Italian coast swimming to shore from their leaky vessel. (U.N. High Commission for Refugees)
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