2013 Week 45

This will include events from Sunday, November 3, 2013 through Saturday, November 9, 2013.


November 3, 2013 (2013-11-03) (Sunday) edit history watch Disasters and accidents An overcrowded ferry with 200 passengers on board sinks off Pattaya, Thailand, killing at least six people. (BBC) A small turboprop plane carrying 18 people crashes while trying to land in bad, rainy weather in the Andes Mountains of northern Bolivia, killing 8, and injuring 10, including the pilot and co-pilot, on a trip from Trinidad, Bolivia to Riberalta, Bolivia, in El Beni Department near Brazil. (NBC) Politics and elections Islamist protests in Egypt (July 2013–present): Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi's trial starts in Cairo's police academy. He faces charges of inciting violence and murder in connection with clashes at the presidential palace in Cairo in December 2012. (Reuters) (RTE) Science A solar eclipse sweeps across Africa, Europe and the Eastern United States. (CTV) Sports The NFL Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak collapses on the field at halftime of the Texans vs. Colts game Sunday night.[citation needed]

Current events of November 4, 2013 (2013-11-04) (Monday) edit history watch Armed conflicts and attacks Syria civil war: Colonel Abdul Jabbar Akaidi, top rebel leader and chief recipient of U.S. aid, quits his position blaming recent losses on rebel infighting. (Washington Post) A truck carrying four people hits a land mine on a road leading to Menaka in Mali, killing all of the occupants. (AP via Miami Herald) Arts and culture German magazine Focus reports the 2012 discovery of Nazi plundered art worth €1 billion in Munich, including lost works by Picasso and Matisse. (Deutsche Welle) Law and crime A man fatally stabs three people on a bus en route between Årdal and Tyin in Norway. (NBC News) The company Johnson & Johnson agrees to pay $2.2 billion in regards to a U.S. probe of the drug risperdal. (Reuters) Politics and elections Egyptian deposed president Mohamed Mursi's trial regarding charges of violence is postponed to 8 January 2014. (AllAfrica) Science Lockheed Martin's Skunkworks undertakes to build a successor to the SR-71 Blackbird capable of mach 6 speed flight by 2030. (Fox News) Sports In Florida, United States, Eric Rivera Jr. is convicted of second-degree murder in the 2007 killing of NFL Washington Redskins player Sean Taylor during a burglary. (Fox News)

November 5, 2013 (2013-11-05) (Tuesday) edit history watch Armed conflict and attacks Post-civil war violence in Libya: Rival militias battle each other in firefights on the streets of Tripoli. No deaths are reported despite the use of rocket-propelled grenades and anti-aircraft artillery by the combatants. (Reuters) Arts and culture Chicago chef Charlie Trotter, who operated his namesake restaurant in Chicago (from 1987 until its closure in 2012), is found dead by his son at his Lincoln Park home. (Chicago Tribune) Disasters and accidents A 4-story building under construction collapses in Lagos, Nigeria, killing 4 people. (AP via Miami Herald) Law and crime Sports journalist Alberto Angulo Gerardo is killed in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. His death add ups to the death toll of more than 100 media workers killed in Mexico since the year 2000. (GlobalPost) Thousands of protesters fill the streets of Bangkok, Thailand, after lawmakers pass a draft bill for political amnesty which could allow self-exiled Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to re-enter the country. (Reuters via Voice of America) American rapper DMX is arrested in South Carolina for driving with a suspended licence, and without a vehicle tag or insurance. (Reuters) SAC Capital Advisors pleads guilty to insider trading and wire fraud and agrees to pay $1.8 billion in penalties to the United States. (Bloomberg) 152 people are sentenced to death in Bangladesh in connection to the 2009 Bangladesh Rifles revolt. (Reuters) Politics and elections Voters in the US states of New Jersey and Virginia go to the polls in their gubernatorial elections, while voters in cities across the country also vote to choose their next mayor. (CBS News) (Daily Mail) (CBS News) (Reuters) (CBS News) Chris Christie is re-elected Governor of New Jersey. Terry McAuliffe is narrowly elected Governor of Virginia. Bill de Blasio is elected Mayor of New York City. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admits that a year-old video does indeed show him smoking crack cocaine, a charge he had previously denied. Ford refused to resign from office and vowed to pursue re-election efforts. (CBC) Science The ISRO of India launches a PSLV-XL rocket carrying the Mars Orbiter Mission probe, which will eventually be sent to Mars. (The Times of India) Sports In the NFL, Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak is released from a Houston hospital two days after suffering a transient ischemic attack during the Texans' loss to the Indianapolis Colts. He will not immediately resume coaching duties, but is expected to fully recover. (ESPN)

Current events of November 6, 2013 (2013-11-06) (Wednesday) edit history watch Armed conflicts and attacks Syrian civil war: A bomb explodes in the center of the capital, Damascus, killing at least 8 people and injuring more than 50 others. (BBC) A suicide bomber kills 8 people and injures 41 others in an attack against an intelligence building in the southern city of As-Suwayda. Among those killed is a Syrian Air Force major. (Reuters) Several small bombs explode outside a provincial office of the Chinese Communist Party in the northern city of Taiyuan, killing at least one person and wounding eight others. (BBC) (Reuters) M23 rebellion: The M23 rebel movement is defeated by Congolese troops, bringing an end to the armed conflict. (Al Jazeera) Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal): A suicide bomber detonates a bomb in an oil tanker truck, killing 15 people in Baghdad, Iraq. (AFP via Ahram Online) Law and crime A Mexican federal court overturns a state court ruling that allowed the drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero to be released from prison earlier this year. This court response follows a decision by the U.S. Department of State to place a $5 million bounty against him. (Fox News) Saudi police crackdowns on foreigners working illegally in the kingdom widen with more than 16,000 arrests. (ABC News) A shooting at a barbershop in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. kills 2 people and injures 7 others. (CNN) Pakistan's ex-president Pervez Musharraf is released on bail. (Xinhua) Politics and elections Voters in Tajikistan go to the polls for a presidential election. (BBC)

Current events of November 7, 2013 (2013-11-07) (Thursday) edit history watch Armed conflicts and attacks War in North-West Pakistan: The Pakistani Taliban names Maulana Fazlullah as its new leader six days after Hakimullah Mehsud was killed in a drone attack in North Waziristan. (BBC) M23 rebellion: M23 rebel chief Sultani Makenga, along with hundreds of rebels, surrenders to authorities in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda. (BBC) Syrian civil war: Turkey seizes a truck loaded with 1,200 rocket warheads and other weapons near the border with Syria and detain nine people. (Reuters) Law and crime A person of interest is arrested in connection with a shooting in Detroit, Michigan, USA, on November 6 that left 3 people dead and 6 others wounded. (AP via FOX News) Politics and elections Voters in the Falkland Islands go to the polls in their general election to elect members of the Legislative Assembly. (The Telegraph)

Current events of November 8, 2013 (2013-11-08) (Friday) edit history watch Armed conflicts and attacks War in Somalia (2009–present): At least 11 people are killed in the Somalian capital Mogadishu after a bomb explodes in a carpark. (AFP via Yahoo News Australia) Arts and culture UNESCO suspends the voting rights of the United States and Israel after both countries refused to pay their dues as a protest to the membership of the State of Palestine. (BBC) Disasters and accidents Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest tropical cyclones in recorded history to make landfall, hits the Visayas in the Philippines, with at least three people dead. (BBC News) (AFP via Google) (Zee News) A 90-car Alabama and Gulf Coast Railway train carrying crude oil derails and explodes in western Alabama. (Reuters) Law and crime A man is arrested for alleged involvement in the Wednesday bombing of the Chinese Communist Party in the city of Taiyuan in northern China. (The Telegraph) Reports indicate that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat had high levels of polonium in his body when he died. (BBC) Thieves steal six antiques worth billions of VND ($94 thousand) displayed at Hòa Khiêm Palace in Tomb of King T? Ð?c in Hu?, Vietnam. (Tuoitrenews) Sports Sheffield City Council announces plans to start the demolition of the Don Valley athletics stadium located in the city of Sheffield, England, on 21 November 2013. (BBC News)

Current events of November 9, 2013 (2013-11-09) (Saturday) edit history watch Armed conflicts and attacks A gunman kills eight people in a bar in the Colombian city of Cali. (Reuters) Islamist insurgency in Nigeria: Five members of the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram and two Nigerian Army soldiers are killed in fighting in the city of Kano. (Reuters) Arts and culture Venezuelan television presenter María Gabriela Isler is crowned Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (AFP via Yahoo News) Disasters and accidents Typhoon Haiyan: Philippines: The Red Cross says that 10,000 people are confirmed dead. It reported that at least 1,000 had been killed in Tacloban and 200 in Samar province. (RT) (The Guardian) Vietnam: The government mobilizes over 453,000 soldiers and militia members, and thousands of means of transport to cope with Typhoon Haiyan that is forecast to hit central region early Sunday. Roughly 20,000 people are evacuated from Da Nang. (The New York Times) (Tuoi Tre News) International relations British foreign secretary William Hague urged negotiatiors to "seize the moment" on talks about Iran's nuclear program. (BBC) Law and crime Authorities in Bangladesh arrest five leaders of the Opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party the day before the start of a nationwide strike. (AP) Politics and elections Voters in the Maldives go to the polls for the second round of a presidential election. (BBC) Science The United States Navy christened the USS Gerald R. Ford - the $15.5 billion aircraft carrier is the most technologically advanced ship ever built. (FOX News) Sports Guangzhou Evergrande win the AFC Champions League for the first time in their history, defeating FC Seoul in the final. (AFC) (Goal.com)

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Created 4 Nov 2013 Last updated 31 Jan 2014