2013 Week 41

This will include events from Sunday, October 6, 2013 through Saturday, October 12, 2013.


October 6, 2013 (2013-10-06) (Sunday) edit history watch Armed conflicts and attacks Islamist protests in Egypt (July 2013–present): At least 53 people are killed during clashes between supporters and opponents of former president Mohamed Morsi on the 40th anniversary of Egypt's crossing of the Suez Canal in 1973. (Reuters) (Euronews) A suspected militant attack leaves one Israeli child wounded in a West Bank Israeli Settlement. (The New York Times) Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal): Two car bombs detonate in a village near Tal Afar, Iraq killing and wounding dozens of people. (Xinhua) Human rights group Free Tibet and Radio Free Asia report that People's Liberation Army troops shot into a crowd in Biru County in the Tibet Autonomous Region injuring 60 people. (BBC) Disasters and accidents The final death toll 2013 Mediterranean Sea migrant shipwreck could rise to between 325 and 363 individuals. (WDRB) Law and crime 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) Sports In horseracing, filly Treve keeps her undefeated record, winning the 2013 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (BBC).

Current events of October 7, 2013 (2013-10-07) (Monday) edit history watch Armed conflicts and attacks Islamist protests in Egypt (July 2013–present) Six Egyptian soldiers are killed in an ambush west of Ismaïlia, close to the Suez Canal. In the South Sinai, a suicide bomber kills 3 and injures 55 others after an attack against security buildings in the provincial capital El-Tor. (Reuters) (Al Jazeera) Disasters and accidents Typhoon Fitow makes landfall in the Chinese province of Fujian, bringing heavy rain and killing at least two people. (BBC) Politics and elections Mulatu Teshome succeeds Girma Wolde-Giorgis as President of Ethiopia. (ERTA) Science American scientists James Rothman and Randy Schekman and German scientist Thomas C. Südhof win the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work on transport systems in cells. (Al Jazeera)

Current events of October 8, 2013 (2013-10-08) (Tuesday) edit history watch 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) International relations North Korea claims to put its army on alert and warns the United States of a "horrible disaster". (Reuters) Science Theoretical physicists, Briton Peter Higgs and Belgian François Englert, win the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on the origin of the mass of subatomic particles. (The Guardian) (CNN) 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) Politics and elections Voters in Canada's Nova Scotia Province go to the polls to select members to the province's Legislative Assembly.[citation needed]

Current events of October 9, 2013 (2013-10-09) (Wednesday) edit history watch Armed conflict and attacks Clashes between local militias and former Séléka rebels leave an estimated 60 people dead in Central African Republic. (Reuters) Business and economy U.S. President Barack Obama nominates Janet Yellen to become the next chair of the Federal Reserve after Ben Bernanke leaves that office. (Reuters) Disasters and accidents A fire at a garment factory in Gazipur, Bangladesh, kills 10 people. (AP via ABC) International relations The United States government suspends military and cash aid to Egypt worth hundreds of millions of dollars. (CNN) The 25th Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit and 8th East Asia Summit are held in Brunei. (Russia India Report) Law and crime 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) Politics and elections Voters in Azerbaijan go to the polls for a presidential election with incumbent President Ilham Aliyev expected to be elected amid concerns about the fairness of the election. (BBC) President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner of Argentina successfully undergoes surgery to remove a subdural hematoma. Presidential duties will be carried out by Vice President Amado Boudou for the duration of Kirchner's estimated month-long recovery. (BBC) Science The Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded to Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel for their work on multiscale models for complex chemical systems. (BBC) Juno flies by Earth on its way to orbit Jupiter, but suffers a glitch during the fly-by that puts it in safe mode. (Space.com)

Current events of October 10, 2013 (2013-10-10) (Thursday) edit history watch Armed conflicts and attacks Post-civil war violence in Libya: The Prime Minister of Libya Ali Zeidan is kidnapped from a hotel in Tripoli but later released. (The Telegraph) (AFP via France 24) Arts and culture The Canadian writer Alice Munro is awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature. (CNN) Official alternative names are announced for the North Island and South Island of New Zealand with Te Ika-a-Maui and Te Waipounamu as the respective Maori language names. (TV New Zealand) The BBC announce the discovery of nine missing episodes of Doctor Who starring Patrick Troughton, located in Nigeria, including the remainder of the partially-missing serial The Enemy of the World and 4 of the 5 missing episodes of The Web of Fear. (BBC) Business and economy French air traffic controllers begin strike action with the south of France expected to be worst affected. (ITV) The Delaware Supreme Court, setting aside a lower court's order, clears the way for a transaction in which Activision Blizzard can buy back its equity from Vivendi. (Reuters) Law and crime Former Mayor of Detroit Kwame Kilpatrick is sentenced to 28 years in prison for racketeering, conspiracy, fraud, and tax crimes. (MSN) The Justice Ministry of Iraq announces it has executed 42 terrorism convicts in two days amidst condemnation from human rights groups. (Al Jazeera) Politics and elections The Cabinet of Malawi is dissolved by President Joyce Banda amidst a graft scandal. (Reuters) Science Scott Carpenter, Mercury 7 astronaut and second American to orbit the earth, dies at 88 following complications from a stroke.(Fox News) Sports Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar announces that he will retire after his 200th test match against the West Indies next month which is going to be held at Mumbai Wankhende stadium. (BBC)

Current events of October 11, 2013 (2013-10-11) (Friday) edit history watch Armed conflict and attacks Syrian civil war: The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is accused by Human Rights Watch of killing at least 190 villagers in pro-government areas and kidnapping hundreds more. (Washington Post) An Israeli man is killed and his wife injured after an attack by Palestinian militants inside their house on the West Bank. (Reuters) Disasters and accidents A fire in a hospital in Japan's Fukuoka prefecture kills ten people. (BBC) Cyclone Phailin: India's Odisha and Andhra Pradesh prepare for storm. (BBC) A migrant boat sinks in the Channel of Sicily with at least 27 people dead but over 200 rescued. (ANSA) (AP via Houston Chronicle) International relations The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons wins the Nobel Peace Prize. (BBC) (Reuters via ABC News Australia) Law and crime 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 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) Death Of MATLOOB HUSAIN a noble man and a great scholar of Urdu and English Literature

Saturday, October 12, 2013

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) Building collapse in Colombia,kills 1; 10 still missing. (CNN) Sports In Boxing, Timothy Bradley defeats Juan Manuel Márquez to win the World Boxing Organization Welterweight Title. (Los Angeles Times)

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Created 1 Nov 2013 Last updated 8 Feb 2014