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2006 Sep 13
A man in a black trench coat opened fire at a downtown Montreal college, slaying a young woman, Anastasia De Sousa (18), a student at Dawson College, and wounding at least 19 other people before police shot and killed him. Officials soon identified the killer as Kimveer Gill (25), resident of a Montreal suburb.
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2006 Sep 13
The EU's foreign policy chief and Iran's top nuclear negotiator abruptly postponed talks on easing tensions over the refusal of the Tehran regime to suspend uranium enrichment.
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2006 Sep 13
The presidents of Brazil and South Africa, at a trilateral trade meeting in Brasilia, said they supported changes in international rules to allow India to buy nuclear fuel and reactors from the United States and other countries. The trio created the India-Brazil-South Africa Dialogue Forum (IBSA) in 2003 to promote the interests of their emerging markets.
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2006 Sep 13
The Palestinian Cabinet resigned to clear the way for a new unity government, and President Mahmoud Abbas said he plans to send a delegation to the UN to try to revive a Mideast peace plan.
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2006 Sep 13
A letter from the office of IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei, sent to the head of the US House of Representatives' Select Committee on Intelligence, said an August 23 committee report contained serious distortions of IAEA findings on Iran's nuclear activity.
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2006 Sep 13
Andrei Kozlov (41), the top deputy chairman of Russia's Central Bank, was shot in Moscow along with his driver, by unidentified assailants. The driver was killed immediately and Frankel died the next morning. Officials suggested the attack was prompted by his efforts to clean up the country's banking system. In October officials arrested 3 Ukrainian citizens, who were allegedly hired to kill Kozlov. In Jan 2007 Alexei Frankel, whose license was revoked by Kozlov in 2004, was charged with organizing the murder. On Oct 28 a Moscow jury found Frankel guilty of organizing the murder.
Links: Russia, Ukraine, Murder, Banking     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2006 Sep 13
NASA scientists said the ice in the Arctic Sea is melting in winter as well as in summer, likely due to global warming. The ice was reportedly melting at 9% a decade.
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2006 Sep 13
The SEC froze trade in the shares of Indigenous Global Development Corp. (IGDC), run by Deni Leonard, a Native American businessman. An SEC suit said Leonard claimed to have struck deals with Canadian tribes to develop and purchase natural gas to be sold to power plants, but no deals were made.
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2007 Sep 13
Humberto, the first hurricane to hit the US Gulf Coast in two years, sneaked up on southeast Texas overnight and crashed ashore with heavy rains and 80 mph winds. One man died when a carport collapsed on him.
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2007 Sep 13
Afghan police in Helmand province shot and killed a would-be suicide bomber before he could detonate his explosives.
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2007 Sep 13
The UN said the repatriation of Congolese refugees from neighbouring Zambia was suspended, due to insecurity in the small town of Moba where they are headed.
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2007 Sep 13
Three powerful earthquakes jolted Indonesia in less than 24 hours, triggering tsunami alerts and sending panicked residents fleeing to high ground. At least 10 people were killed in the tremors.
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2007 Sep 13
Abdul-Sattar Abu Risha, the most prominent figure in a US-backed revolt of Sunni sheiks against al-Qaida in Iraq, was killed with two of his bodyguards by a bomb planted near his home in Anbar province, 10 days after he met with President Bush. In a helicopter assault mission in Karmah, Anbar province, three suspected insurgents were killed and three American soldiers were injured.
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2007 Sep 13
The Jewish New Year of 5768 began and marked a year of agricultural sabbatical, known in Hebrew as "shmita." The commandment requires Jewish farmers in Israel to let their fields rest every seventh year, just as Jews are required to rest every seventh day. Israeli aircraft fired a missile at a car in a Gaza refugee camp, injuring two members of the violent Islamic Jihad group.
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2007 Sep 13
In Italy consumer groups held nationwide protests to draw attention to the burden placed on families by the rising cost of food, especially Italians' beloved staple, pasta.
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2007 Sep 13
In Mozambique a non-governmental organization working with the disabled said at least 440 sites are still heavily infested by landmines near residential districts in 3 provinces.
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2007 Sep 13
In Pakistan militants attacked a military base near the Afghan border, sparking a battle that drew in army helicopters and left about 30 insurgents and two soldiers dead. In fighting near Razmak, a town in South Waziristan, army forces repelled repeated militant attacks, and tribesmen informed officials that up to 50 rebels died in counter-strikes. Two soldiers were killed and eight wounded. A suicide attacker penetrated Ghazi Tarbela base, a high-security military base about 60 miles south of Islamabad, and detonated an explosive-laden vehicle, killing 16 soldiers from an elite counterterrorism task force.
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2007 Sep 13
Pres. Bush in a nationwide address said the US engagement in Iraq would stretch beyond his presidency. Bush said he wanted gradual US troop withdrawals from the country and that 5,700 US forces in Iraq would be home by Christmas and at least 21,500 would return by July, 2008.
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2007 Sep 13
Bill Allen (70), former head of VECO Corp., testified in a federal corruption trial in Anchorage, that he had bribed 3 Alaska legislators, including the son of US Sen. Ted Stevens.
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2007 Sep 13
In Florida Shawn Sherwin Labeet (25) opened fire on 4 Miami-Dade county police officers during a traffic stop killing officer Jose Somohano (37). Labeet was found and killed hours later.
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2007 Sep 13
In Philadelphia police chief Sylvester Johnson acknowledged that police alone could not quell the city’s deadly violence and planned to introduce “Call to Action: 10,000 Men,” an effort to get volunteers on the streets as of Oct 21.
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2007 Sep 13
Crude oil futures finished at their 3rd record in a row rising 18 cents to close above 80 for the first time at $80.09 a barrel.
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2007 Sep 13
In Moscow Shamil Burayev, the former head of a district in Chechnya, was arrested on suspicion of organizing the execution-style murder of investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
Links: Russia, Chechnya, Journalism     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2007 Sep 13
In the Marshall Islands legislation was introduced aiming to open up the communications sector by removing the telecom agency's exclusive rights. This was likely to become an issue ahead of national elections in November.
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2007 Sep 13
The X PRIZE Foundation and Google Inc. announced the Google Lunar X PRIZE, a robotic race to the Moon to win a remarkable $30 million prize purse, so long as the task is completed by 2012.
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2007 Sep 13
In central China a man threw six children from a balcony of their school. A girl (9) was killed and 2 others badly hurt.
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2007 Sep 13
In London, England, Ian Strachan (30) and Sean McGuigan (40) were charged with blackmail. The two suspects had approached an unidentified royal family member in August and demanded $100,000 not to publicize a video allegedly showing the royal engaged in a sex act. The charges did not become public until Oct 28.
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2007 Sep 13
The NFL fined New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick $500,000 and the team $250,000 for spying on the New York Jets during a game.
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2008 Sep 13
Hurricane Ike ravaged the Texas coast with 110 mph winds, flooding thousands of homes and businesses, shattering windows in Houston's skyscrapers and knocking out power to millions of people. Ike left at least 37 people dead in Texas, including 5 on Galveston Island, and 35 more dead across 10 states. Galveston later requested $2.2 billion in disaster relief. This amounted to about $36,000 per resident. Officials later estimated that damages from Ike could exceed $50 billion.
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2008 Sep 13
In Afghanistan Mohammad Jan Abdullah Wardak, the governor of Logar province and a former cabinet minister, was killed with 3 others in a bomb attack near Kabul claimed by Taliban rebels and condemned by President Hamid Karzai. A British soldier was killed in an explosion in Helmand province. Taliban militants in Ghazni province ambushed and killed 4 police. 3 more were wounded and died the next day.
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2008 Sep 13
A fiery bus crash in China's Sichuan province killed 51 people.
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2008 Sep 13
Hundreds of Russian forces packed up and withdrew from positions in western Georgia. A Georgian official said Russia had met a deadline for a partial pullout a month after the war between the two former Soviet republics. A Georgian policeman at a post near Abkhazia was killed by gunfire that came from the direction of a position where Abkhazian and Russian forces have been based. Some 1,200 Russian servicemen still remained at 19 checkpoints and other positions, 12 outside South Ossetia and seven outside Abkhazia.
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2008 Sep 13
In India a coordinated series of bombings struck crowded shopping areas across New Delhi, killing 21 people with over 100 wounded. 5 bombs exploded and 3 were defused. India blamed a group with ties to Lashkar-e-Taiba. A Muslim extremist group claimed responsibility for the explosions.
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2008 Sep 13
Bombs and shootings killed at least 16 people in Iraq, including four employees of an Iraqi television station. They were abducted in Mosul while filming a program about the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. At night in western Baghdad a bomb exploded in the car of Fuad Ali Hussein, killing him and his deputy and two bodyguards. Hussein was head of a neighborhood awakening council.
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2008 Sep 13
Nepalese police said at least six people have been killed in southern Nepal in rampages by wild elephants in the last two days.
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2008 Sep 13
A MEND statement said the armed forces of Nigeria had begun a full scale aerial and marine offensive on the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) positions and neighboring Ijaw communities in Rivers state.
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2008 Sep 13
At least 24 Islamic militants were killed in fierce fighting with Pakistani government troops hunting Taliban fighters across Bajaur near the Afghan border.
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2008 Sep 13
A Palestinian stabbed a 9-year-old Israeli boy in a West Bank settlement outpost, setting off clashes that left injured six Palestinians. Israeli troops fatally shot Hassan Hmeid (16), a Palestinian teenager during a clash near Bethlehem. Witnesses said the troops opened fire when a patrol entered Tekoa and were pelted with a hail of stones thrown by local young people.
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2008 Sep 13
Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers accused the government of planning a genocidal campaign against Tamils as UN agencies pulled out of rebel-held regions in the island's north. Violence in the last 24 hours killed eight Tiger rebels and two troops.
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2008 Sep 13
Typhoon Sinlaku lashed Taiwan with powerful winds and heavy rains, disrupting flights and train services as well as celebrations for a major holiday.
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2008 Sep 13
In Sudan an army spokesman said troops had entered the North Darfur area to arrest armed bandits.
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2008 Sep 13
The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation announced Stanley Falkow (74), Stanford microbiologist, was the winner of a $300,000 Lasker award for Special Achievement in medical Science. His work helped to explain how pathogens cause human diseases.
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2008 Sep 13
In San Francisco Tong Van Le left his store in Bernal Heights and headed home to Novato where 5 men, who had followed him, shot him dead with a high-powered rifle. They had allegedly been told to get rid of Tong Le by Larry Blay Jr. (19), who was in jail on charges of robbing the Nasser Market on Crescent Ave. Sep 13. With no witness the case against Blay was dismissed in October. In June, 2009, an indictment accused Blay and 4 of the 5 defendants of murder and conspiracy.
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2009 Sep 13
The Afghan health ministry said it has so far recorded 673 cases of cholera countrywide in almost a third of the country's 34 provinces, including Kabul. No deaths have been reported. A British soldier was killed in an attack on a foot patrol in Helmand province. A 2nd NATO service member died in a bomb blast in the south.
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2009 Sep 13
In Hong Kong a construction platform inside an elevator shaft collapsed, sending 5 workers 20 stories down to their deaths inside a skyscraper. One worker was injured.
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2009 Sep 13
In Iraq gunmen broke into the home of a Kurdish policeman in Kirkuk, killing his wife and three children execution-style with shots to the head as they slept. Two separate police patrols were hit with roadside bombs in southern Kirkuk, wounding six policemen. Four people were killed in an area about 60 miles (100km) south of Mosul in a tribal dispute. A civilian contractor was shot and killed on an American military base in Tikrit. A US soldier was detained in connection with the incident. US and Iraqi forces killed one fighter, captured another and seized a truck loaded with weapons in Mosul, an area of that remains an insurgent stronghold. Later Iraqi policemen searching for the gunman who escaped clashed with insurgents. Two policemen and two insurgents were killed.
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2009 Sep 13
In southeast Kazakhstan 37 people were killed when a fire ripped through a decrepit drugs treatment facility in Taldykorgan.
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2009 Sep 13
Zimbabwe's PM Morgan Tsvangirai accused President Robert Mugabe of violating a fledgling power-sharing deal. The EU said ties with Zimbabwe would only normalize once a unity accord is properly implemented, but pledged a further 90 million euro this year to assist the troubled nation.
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2009 Sep 13
It was reported that the hoki fish, harvested in the deep waters around New Zealand, had declined substantially. Hoki, the main ingredient in McDonald’s Fillet-O-Fish sandwich, was also used by Denny’s and Long John Silver’s restaurants. From 1996 to 2001 some 275,000 tons were harvested by factory trawlers. The allowed catch was reduced to 100,000 tons in 2007 and 2008.
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2009 Sep 13
Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden described President Barack Obama as "powerless" to stop the war in Afghanistan and threatened to step up guerrilla warfare there in a new audiotape released to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in the US.
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2009 Sep 13
Bolivia's Pres. Evo Morales began a visit to Spain. His plans to nationalize Bolivia’s electricity sector and how this might affect Spanish companies will be among the top items on his agenda.
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2009 Sep 13
In southern Democratic Republic of Congo at least 14 people were dead and another 34 missing after their boat sank in an isolated stretch of the Lualaba river.
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2009 Sep 13
In Israel Capt. Asaf Ramon (21), the son of Ilan Ramon, Israel's first and only astronaut, was killed when his F-16 warplane crashed on a routine training flight. Ilan Ramon was one of seven crew members killed when the Columbia exploded as it re-entered the atmosphere in 2003.
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2009 Sep 13
In southern Thailand suspected Muslim insurgents shot and killed five paramilitary troops in Yala province.
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2009 Sep 13
Venezuela’s Pres. Chavez said Russia has opened a $2.2 billion line of credit for Venezuela to purchase weapons including armored vehicles and surface-to-air missiles.
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2009 Sep 13
In Pakistan a bomb blast killed 3 paramilitary troops in the Mandiknas area of the Khyber region. A suicide bomber was killed as he tried to attack a security post in the Swat Valley.
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2009 Sep 13
In central Russia 5 soldiers died in a fire at a military base in Tambov. A state news report said the blaze may have destroyed sensitive security documents.
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2009 Sep 13
The American professional football season began and for the first time in 33 years bets on football matches became legal anywhere in America besides Nevada.
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2010 Sep 13
The US government and the chocolate industry pledged $17 million to help end child labor — some of it forced and dangerous — in Ghana and the Ivory Coast, where much of the world's cocoa is grown.
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2010 Sep 13
US House members began an impeachment trial against Louisiana District Judge Thomas Porteous (63) on grounds of corruption.
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