Portal:Current events/2013 July 12
Current events of
July 12, 2013
Armed conflict and attacks
Moro National Liberation Front
kidnaps eight civilians in the
province later releasing four of them.
War in Somalia (2009–present)
A car bomb explodes near an African Union convoy killing three soldiers.
(Capital FM Kenya)
Business and economics
Swedish high-quality crystal glassware producer
Dow Jones Industrial Average
close at record highs, with the
hitting its highest level in ten years.
Disasters and accidents
The toll of dead and missing people from the
2013 Southwest China floods
rises above 40 with
province worst affected.
9 people are feared dead and 88 are rescued by
authorities after a boat carrying
capsizes north of
A commuter train
with at least eight people dead.
A third person, a critically injured unidentified girl, dies at
San Francisco General Hospital
of injuries she sustained as a result of the Saturday, July 6, 2013 crash-landing of
Asiana Airlines Flight 214
(180 were injured, 16 remain hospitalized, including two critical adults; autopsy results will take about 3 weeks).
Boeing 787 Dreamliner
catches fire eight hours after landing at
London Heathrow Airport
, closing runways for an hour. Another Boeing 787 Dreamliner (
-owned) was forced to return to Britain's
after an unspecified mechanical problem.
calls on the
of Pakistan visits the UN headquarters in New York City to celebrate her 16th birthday with the UN address.
(AP via Yahoo! News)
Law and crime
search for 70 prison inmates who escaped from the Tanjung Gusta prison in
province after a prison riot last night. Twelve of the escapees were convicted of terrorism related offences.
(AAP via SBS)
votes to approve the controversial
Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013
Two people are killed and one person is wounded during a shooting in the
South of Market
, United States. A suspect is in custody.
San Francisco Chronicle
Romanian Transport minister
is sentenced to 5 years imprisonment for complicity in abuse of power but the decision is not final.
Politics and elections
Supporters and opponents of deposed
President of Egypt
hold rallies on the first Friday of
announces her resignation to become the President of the
University of California
Los Angeles Times