This includes current events from Sunday, August 11, 2013 through Saturday August 17, 2013.
A few events are mentioned in Western Civilization, including various among Anglic peoples. There were a few events among Lusitanic peoples. Among Germanic peoples, the brother of the King of the Netherlands died. The IOC affirmed its support for a ban on protestors of Russia's policy on LGBT rights in the next Olympic games.
Middle Eastern peoples have had various events reported. The Egyptian government attempted to supress protests supporting deposed president Mohammed Morsi, resulting in the deaths of dozens of police and hundreds of protesters. A state of emergency was declared. There were political events, violence, and disasters in Persian peoples. India launched its first indigenously built aircraft carrier, the INS Vikrant. An Indian submarine sank and its economy in relattion to the US appeared to worsen. There was a small-scale disaster among Southeast Asian peoples.
There are a few events among West African peoples.
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August 15, 2013 King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and his wife, Queen Silvia of Sweden, are criticised after they received and wore, on their trip to Härnösand, Palestinian keffiyehs with a message in Arabic language purportedly meaning "Our Aqsa and not their temple". (Dagens industri via TT)
August 15, 2013 Aleksandar Cvetkovic is extradited to Bosnia-Herzegovina for trial regarding the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. (Jerusalem Post)
August 11, 2013 Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Leader of the Opposition Tony Abbott participate in the first of three televised leaders debates ahead of September's federal election. (BBC)
August 12, 2013 The UK government threatens Spain with legal action over the imposition of additional border checks in Gibraltar. (BBC)
August 16, 2013 A magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes near Seddon, New Zealand, causing moderate damage in the wider Marlborough region and national capital Wellington. (Fairfax NZ)
August 17, 2013 While they are not yet ready to say they are reopening the case after the 2008 inquiry jury's final verdict and report (faulty driving and unlawful killing), the Metropolitan Police Authority Specialist Crime and Operations Command in London is investigating the credibility and accuracy of supposedly new information from an unspecified source regarding the August 1997 Death of Diana, Princess of Wales. (NBC)
August 12, 2013 American mob boss Whitey Bulger is convicted of racketeering. (Boston.com)
August 13, 2013 Fuaed Abdo Ahmed, a local convenience store owner, holds a hostage standoff with police at Tensas State Bank with 3 employees in St. Joseph, Louisiana; it ends with Ahmed fatally shot by police, one hostage dead, and one hostage critically wounded. (NBC) (CNN)
August 13, 2013 The United States Department of Justice and six states file an antitrust lawsuit to block the proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways. (CNN)
August 14, 2013 San Francisco police seize $1.5 million in ecstasy in one of the largest busts in department history.(San Jose Mercury News)
August 14, 2013 American networking equipment Cisco Systems announces plans to cut 4000 jobs. (Reuters) (Fox News)
August 14, 2013 A UPS cargo plane crashes at BirminghamShuttlesworth International Airport in Alabama, killing both the pilot and co-pilot. (Alabama 13) (Reuters)
August 16, 2013 The infamous Area 51 is officially acknowledged by the United States. (CNN)
August 17, 2013 Residents evacuated from Greenhorn Gulch area in Idaho from the Beaver Creek fire. (CNN)
August 17, 2013 Mexican Drug War: Gulf Cartel leader Mario Ramírez Treviño is arrested in the state of Tamaulipas. (Reuters)
August 15, 2013 The Brazillian Chamber of Deputies passes a controversial bill regulating the allocation of royalties derived from that country s oil exploration, when 75% of the money will only go to education and the other 25% only for health. (R7) (BBC UK)
August 16, 2013 The Ministry of External Relations of Brazil rejects John Kerry s official statement concerning that the electronic surveillance by the National Security Agency (NSA) was part of a strategy to combat terrorism. (The Hindu)
August 12, 2013 Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau, brother of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, dies aged 44 following complications from a skiing accident in 2012 which left him comatose for a year and a half. (CNN) (BBC) (Huffingtonpost) (ABC)
August 12, 2013 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirms that it will punish athletes who support Russian LGBT rights at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games (instinct)
August 11, 2013 Suspected Al-Qaeda militants kill five Yemeni soldiers in an attack on a gas terminal in Southern Yemen. (BBC)
August 11, 2013 Syrian Civil War Syrian Army kills senior Saudi Arabian al-Qaeda commander Abu Malik al-Shahri, who is known as 'Bin Laden of Syria', in outskirt of Latakia. (PressTV)
August 12, 2013 Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal): Eight people are killed and 25 are injured in a suicide bomb attack on a cafe in Balad north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad. (Reuters)
August 12, 2013 The Tunisian Armed Forces launch air strikes on Islamist militants near the Algerian border. (Reuters)
August 13, 2013 2013 Israeli-Palestinian peace talks start amid controversy over Israeli settlement expansion and the release of Palestinians convicted of attacks against Israelis. (Reuters)
August 14, 2013 Bahrain police fire tear gas to disperse protesters in response by activist for pro-democracy demonstrations. (Reuters), (Abram)[clarification needed]
August 14, 2013 Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal): Two roadside bombs explode in the Iraqi city of Baqubah killing 14 and wounding 26 people. (Reuters)
August 14, 2013 Rockets are fired from Gaza at civilians in the Shaar HaNegev regional council, in response an Israeli Air Force airstrike targeted concealed rocket launchers in the Northern Gaza Strip.(The Australian)(The Times of Israel) (International Business Times)
August 15, 2013 At least 20 people are killed and 200 injured in an explosion in southern Beirut near a complex used by Lebanon's militant group Hezbollah in Lebanon. A previously unknown Syrian Sunni group claims responsibility in an online video. (Al Jazeera)]
August 16, 2013 Yemen changes its weekend from Thursday and Friday to Friday and Saturday. (Yemen Post)
August 17, 2013 Syrian civil war: Syrian rebels attack a militia checkpoint in Homs, killing 5 from the NDF militia but 6 civilians nearby as well. (Reuters) A Syrian government warplane attack in Aleppo leaves at-least 15 civilians dead. (New York Times)
Egypt can be connected.
August 13, 2013 Sinai insurgency: Israel intercepts and destroys a Grad rocket fired by Mujahideen Shura Council Al-Qaeda members from Egyptian territory at the Red Sea town of Eilat. (Daily Telegraph)
August 14, 2013 Aftermath of the 2013 Egyptian coup d'état: Hundreds are reported dead - including 43 police - across Egypt as Morsi supporters clash with security forces in response to a crackdown on protests. (Al Jazeera) Egypt declares a one month state of emergency. (BBC) Egyptian Vice President Mohamed ElBaradei resigns to protest the killing of protesters by security forces. (Associated Press)
August 15, 2013 Hundreds of Palestinians are stranded by Egypt's "indefinite" closure of Rafah border crossing with Gaza Strip. (Huffington Post)(Times of Israel)
August 15, 2013 Aftermath of 2013 Egyptian coup d'état: The death toll from the previous day's clashes climbs to 638. (Washington Post). A government building is stormed and set on fire by the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo. (Sky News), (The Independent) President Barack Obama cancels joint military exercises between the United States and Egypt. (New York Times)
August 16, 2013 Aftermath of 2013 Egyptian coup d'état: Security in Cairo is tightened amid Friday prayers and protest marches called by the Muslim Brotherhood nationwide. (AlJazeera) Ammar Badei, son of Mohammed Badie, the Muslim Brotherhood's leader, is killed in the clashes in Cairo.(NBC News) (Egypt Independent)
August 17, 2013 Political violence in Egypt: Egyptian security forces clear a Cairo mosque after a long stand-off with the Muslim Brotherhood. (Reuters), (BBC) Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem Al Beblawi proposes the legal dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood. (Reuters)
August 11, 2013 War in Afghanistan (2001-present): Three U.S. soldiers are killed in an attack in Afghanistan's eastern Paktia province. (Al Jazeera)
August 11, 2013 Flash floods in Afgahanistan's Kabul province kill 22 people. (BBC) A coach crash in southern France kills two tourists and injures 30. (Euro News)
August 15, 2013 The Parliament of Iran confirms Hassan Rouhani's cabinet. However, three designated ministers did not receive a vote of confidence, including Mohammad-Ali Najafi who was Ministry of Education's nominate. (Yahoo! News) (Reuters)
August 16, 2013 Ali Akbar Salehi, former Iranian foreign minister, is appointed as head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran. (IRNA)
August 17, 2013 War in Afghanistan (2001present) 10 people are killed in a camp by insurgents in western Afghanistan. (BBC)
India can be connected.
August 12, 2013 India launches its first indigenous aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant. (The Times of India)
August 14, 2013 The Indian submarine INS Sindhurakshak sinks in Mumbai following a pair of onboard explosions killing 18 Indian Navy sailors. (Washington Post)
August 16, 2013 The Indian rupee hits new record low against the US dollar. The rupee fell to 62.03 rupees against the dollar. (BBC)
August 17, 2013 The Indian rupee hits new record low against the US dollar. The rupee fell to 62.85 rupees against the dollar. (Reuters)
Pakistan can be connected.
August 14, 2013 2013 Korean crisis: North and South Korea agree to reopen the jointly-operated Kaesong Industrial Region. (Reuters)
August 16, 2013 The ferry MV Thomas Aquinas collides with a cargo ship and sinks at Cebu, Philippines, with 200 missing and least 26 dead. (World Maritime News) (BBC)
August 17, 2013 31 people dead and at least 170 are missing as a ferry sinks after colliding with a cargo ship in Philippines.(BBC)
Indonesia can be connected.
August 11, 2013 Voters in Mali go to the polls for the second round of a presidential election. (BBC)
August 12, 2013 Nigerian Sharia conflict: Gunmen kill 30 people in northest Nigeria. (Reuters)
August 12, 2013 Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta becomes the new President of Mali. Although results have not yet been made official, his opponent Soumaïla Cissé has conceded defeat in the election. (BBC)
August 14, 2013 Nigerian Sharia conflict: Two Boko Haram commanders Mohammad Bama and Abubakar Zakariya Yau are killed by the Nigerian army in a gun battle in the north-east Adamawa State. (Sky News)
August 17, 2013 Nigerian Sharia conflict: Clashes between Nigerian soldiers and Boko Haram Islamists kill 18 people in northeast Nigeria. (Reuters)
August 13, 2013 Footage of the isolated and previously unseen Kawahiva tribe is recorded for the first time in the Amazon rainforest, in Brazil. (GloboNews)
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August 14, 2013 The Eurozone moves out of 18 months of recession because of Germany and France. There was a growth rate of 0.3% in the June quarter. (BBC) (The Guardian)
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August 11, 2013 American golfer Jason Dufner wins the 2013 PGA Championship played at the Oak Hill Country Club in Pittsford, New York. (The Australian)
August 14, 2013 A group of researchers led by a team at the University of Milan unveils a device which uses a magnetic pulse to stimulate the brain and measure the resulting electrical waves in order to more accurately assess the remaining level of brain function and consciousness in brain-damaged individuals. (NBC) (Bloomberg)
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Created 12 Aug 2013 Last updated 29 Aug 2013