Portal:Current events/September 2014

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September 2014 was the ninth month of that common year. The month, which began on a Monday, ended on a Tuesday after 30 days.

Portal:Current events

This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from September 2014.

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  • Two species of dendrogramma, found off the coast of Australia in 1986, are discovered to be unclassifiable in any existing phylum. (Guardian)
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  • Monsoon rains in Pakistan kill more than 40 people. (Channel News Asia)
  • In the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, over 60 people are feared dead from floods. (Indian Express)
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  • The two-day NATO summit in Newport, Wales, begins. Leaders agree to apply further sanctions on Russia. NATO sources claim that there are "several thousand" Russian troops inside Ukraine. (RTE)
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  • Iranian air traffic control requires a plane chartered by US-led coalition forces in Afghanistan to land over issues with the flight plan. (The New York Times) The flight later resumes without further incident. (Reuters)
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  • Egypt charges former president Mohammed Morsi and nine others for leaking sensitive government information to Qatar. (Reuters)
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  • Asteroid 2014 RC makes a close approach to Earth at 0.1 Lunar Distances (0.000267 astronomical units (39,900 km; 24,800 mi)) at 18:01 UTC (Yahoo News)
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  • It is reported that nearly one thousand children have been hospitalized with respiratory illnesses in several U.S. states. (USA Today)
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  • Malaysia Airlines Flight 17
    • The Dutch Safety Board issues a preliminary report on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 which crashed on 17 July. It finds that the aircraft was probably hit by multiple "high-energy objects that penetrated the aircraft from outside” indicating a missile. (BBC), (The Australian)
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  • 2014 India–Pakistan floods
    • The death toll from the floods rises to at least 205 in Pakistan and 200 in India. (AP via ABC News America)
  • At least nine people are killed as a roof collapses in a mosque in the low income neighbourhood of Daroghawala in the Pakistani city of Lahore. (AFP via ABC News Australia)
  • A massive explosion occurs at a chemical plant in the German town of Ritterhude near Bremen. (AFP via ABC News Australia)
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  • 2014 Taiwan food scandal
    • Products from at least 900 food makers are being recalled after authorities say a factory illegally used 243 tonnes of recycled waste oil disguised as lard, some of which may have been exported overseas. (Taipei Times) (Bloomberg)
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  • Gold extends a fresh three-month low as a stronger U.S. dollar sapped investor appetite for the metal. (The Wall Street Journal)
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  • Australia raises its terror threat level to high following concerns about militants returning from conflicts in Iraq and Syria. (BBC)
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  • At least 29 people are missing after the ferry MV Maharlika II sinks off the Philippines coast. (CNN)
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  • 2014 Taiwan food scandal:
    • Yeh Wen-hsiang, the chairman of Chang Guann Co, is arrested for fraud for his role in the scandal. (AFP via SBA)
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  • North Korea holds a trial for American tourist Matthew Miller who was detained in April and sentences him to six years of hard labor. (AP) (CNN)
  • The Carolina Panthers deactivate defensive end Greg Hardy after his conviction on two counts of female assault and communicating threats. (USA Today)
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  • Information technology company Cognizant agrees to buy health care information company TriZetto Corporation for US$2.7 billion. (New York Times)
  • Microsoft agrees to buy Swedish company Mojang, the makers of Minecraft, for US$2.5 billion. (AP)
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  • Twelve thousand people have been evacuated from the area near the Mayon Volcano on the Philippines island of Luzon due to concerns over a possible eruption. (Reuters via Time)
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  • Malaysia Airlines Flight 370:
    • Indonesian police chief General Sutarman says he knows what happened to the MH370 and an aviation expert claims MH370’s pilot, Zaharie Ahmad Shah, caused the plane to crash by locking his copilot out of the cockpit, depressurised the cabin and shut down all communications before turning the plane around. (News.com.au)
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  • More than 26,000 people in Moscow participate in the largest demonstration so far against Russian president Vladimir Putin and the War in Donbass. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty) (BBC)
  • Rallies in support of Ukraine and against the War in Donbass take place in Boston, New York, Sydney, Dublin, Madrid, London, Paris, Oslo, Tallin, Limassol, Istanbul, Antalya, Cologne, Milan, Rome, Vienna, Munich, Prague, Berlin, Moscow, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg, Perm, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk, Berlaul and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. (LiveUAMap)
  • Afghanistan’s rival presidential candidates, Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, sign a power-sharing deal that establishes a unity government with Ghani as President and Abdullah as Chief Executive. (Euronews), (AP via Mashable)
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  • In tennis, two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka is to miss the remainder of the season because of the foot injury that has blighted her year. (BBC)
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  • NASA's MAVEN space probe successfully arrives in orbit over Mars. (BBC)
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  • At least 55 people are dead as a result of flash floods and mudslides in northeast India following days of heavy rain. (Sky News)
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  • Venezuela's opposition parties named Jesus Torrealba, a 56-year-old journalist and teacher, to head their coalition ahead of 2015 parliamentary elections where they hope to weaken President Maduro's socialist government. (Voice of America)
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  • A 6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes southern Alaska, causing minor damage and affecting the state's largest city, Anchorage. (Alaska Dispatch News)
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  • Pacific Solution:
    • The small Pacific state of Nauru has run out of money following a legal dispute in Australia. (ABC News Australia)
  • BlackBerry Limited, the Canadian corporation formerly known as Research in Motion, although continues to operate at a loss overall, posted unexpectedly good second quarter results, including the first adjusted profit for its hardware unit in five quarters. (Reuters)
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  • At least 100 pro-democracy protestors enter the main government compound in Hong Kong. (BBC)
  • North Korea acknowledges that Kim Jong-un is suffering from "discomfort", after a three-week absence from state media photographs. (Al Jazeera)
  • Fatah and Hamas agree to form a unity government on the Gaza Strip. (EuroNews)
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  • Japan's Mount Ontake volcano erupts causing 250 people to be stranded, injuring at least eight people and forcing aircraft to divert their routes. (Reuters)
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  • After 139 years of ferry crossings between the Danish town of Esbjerg and Harwich in England, MS Sirena Seaways carries passengers on the route for the last time as DFDS closes the route due to "dwindling demand and high costs"; a freight service will still be available on the route from Esbjerg to Immingham. (BBC) (DFDS Connects)
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  • War in Donbass
    • Renewed clashes around the Donetsk International Airport between the pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian government troops kill at least 12 people in the worst flareup of violence since the ceasefire accord earlier in September. (CBC)
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  • Argentina's central bank announces that it will pay the holders of its restructured debt Tuesday. Implicitly this indicates that it is ready to defy a U.S. federal court which has blocked such payments until the holders of hold-out bonds are included. (Reuters)
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  • War in Donbass
    • The Ukrainian military say they have repelled a renewed assault by the pro-Russian forces on the Donetsk International Airport. The airport has been under sustained assaults for over 2 weeks despite an official ceasefire. (The Wall Street Journal)
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