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2010 Sep 13
US EPA officials said that a leak in an oil pipeline in Reomeoville, Illinois, has stopped. The volume spilled in the Chicago suburb was unknown. The pipeline was owned by Enbridge Energy Partners.
Links: USA, Oil, Environment, Illinois     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2010 Sep 13
In California PG&E said it will spend as much as $100 million to help rebuild the San Bruno neighborhood recently devastated by the Sep 9 rupture of a gas line. The relief fund would be independent of legal claims and the cost of replacing homes damaged by fire.
Links: USA, Gas, SF Bay Area     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2010 Sep 13
Hewlett-Packard announced a $1.5 billion deal to buy ArcSight Inc, a provider of computer network security.
Links: USA, Computer, M&A     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2010 Sep 13
US health officials reported that an infectious-disease nightmare is unfolding: Bacteria that have been made resistant to nearly all antibiotics by an alarming new gene have sickened people in three states and are popping up all over the world.
Links: USA, Microbiology     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2010 Sep 13
Photos of a Louisiana waterway, its surface completely covered with dead sea life were distributed to local media by Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser. This stretch of coastal Louisiana was hit hard this summer by oil from BP's busted Gulf well.
Links: USA, Environment, Louisiana     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
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2010 Sep 13
Afghan and NATO troops killed 23 insurgents in southern Helmand province.
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2010 Sep 13
The Belgian Roman Catholic church acknowledged widespread sexual abuse over years by its clergy and pleaded for time to set up a system to punish all abusers and provide closure for victims.
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2010 Sep 13
British trade unions voted overwhelmingly to back rare coordinated strikes as they were urged to "stand up and fight" government austerity cuts at their congress.
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2010 Sep 13
A Canadian police study said human trafficking groups have exploited Canada's visa rules to bring victims from Europe and Asia to work in the illegal sex trade.
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2010 Sep 13
The Cuban Workers Federation said Cuba will lay off more than 500,000 state employees by March and expand private employment to give them work in the biggest shift to the private sector since the 1960s.
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2010 Sep 13
India’s PM Manmohan Singh again voiced his willingness to talk to Kashmiris and to respond to their demands, but the government has not yet responded to a proposal by the separatists for peace talks. Indian forces killed 18 protesters and wounded scores of others in confrontations across Kashmir fueled in part by a report that a Quran was desecrated in the United States. A police officer was also killed.
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2010 Sep 13
In India Maoist guerrillas killed two policemen and five civilians as the rebels began a two-day shutdown across the east of the country.
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2010 Sep 13
Iran's internal battles over the handling of American detainee Sarah Shourd flared again as the mouthpiece of the powerful Revolutionary Guard led the backlash against a decision to free her on $500,000 bail.
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2010 Sep 13
Amnesty International said tens of thousands of detainees are being held without trial in Iraqi prisons and face violent and psychological abuse as well as other forms of mistreatment.
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2010 Sep 13
Officials said Israel will begin deporting families of illegal migrants in coming weeks as an emotional debate rages over the ballooning numbers of foreign workers that some fear could threaten the country's Jewish identity.
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2010 Sep 13
Staff at Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv went on strike, grounding all flights and leaving arriving passengers without their luggage.
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2010 Sep 13
Japan freed 14 crew members of a Chinese fishing ship nearly a week after their vessel and two Japanese patrol boats collided near disputed southern islets. But China lashed out at Tokyo's decision to keep the captain in custody.
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2010 Sep 13
In Malaysia Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra was proclaimed the new sultan of northern Kelantan state following a decision by the Council of Succession, which determines who ascends to the throne. Faris has been embroiled in a public dispute with his brother, Tengku Muhammad Fakhry, since their father, Tengku Ismail Petra, fell ill more than a year ago. 9 of Malaysia's 13 states are ruled by hereditary royal families, who are widely respected among the Muslim Malay majority though their responsibilities are largely ceremonial. The executive power lies with elected state and national representatives.
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2010 Sep 13
In Nigeria unknown attackers brandishing machetes stormed the home of Garba Bello, a senior intelligence official, and hacked him and four members of his family to death in an apparent targeted killing.
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2010 Sep 13
South African police fatally shot Nontsikelelo Anna Nokela (17) who was part of a group protesting that a teachers strike gave them insufficient time to prepare for exams. Investigators the next day arrested a police officer after determining "the shooting was premeditated." Investigators said the officer had earlier threatened to hurt the students if they protested.
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2010 Sep 13
South Korea announced plans to send 5,000 tons of rice and other aid to flood-stricken North Korea in a sign of easing tension between the divided countries.
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2010 Sep 13
The UN court that settles disputes among member states swore in 2 new female judges, one from the United States and one from China to join the 15-member bench. Russia's Yury Fedotov took office as the UN's new drugs and crime czar. He replaced Italy's Antonio Maria Costa as the head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime and will also oversee the UN office in the Austrian capital.
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2010 Sep 13
The head of the UN nuclear watchdog agency warned that Iran's selective cooperation with his inspectors means that he cannot confirm that all of Tehran's atomic activities are peaceful.
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2010 Sep 13
In eastern Venezuela a plane carrying 51 people crashed in a steel mill yard. 17 people on board were killed leaving 34 survivors.
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2010 Sep 13
William Coblentz (88), California power broker, died. He had served for 16 years as a regent of UC, including 2 years as chairman.
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2010 Sep 13
In Indonesia Yusuf Sipakoly (52), a political prisoner being detained in Ambon, Maluku, died while under police custody. His family claimed that he was tortured by police.
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2010 Sep 13
Nicaragua celebrated a special national holiday called by the Sandinista Party. As the country was on vacation the party ordered the printing of a rewritten (but bogus) constitution.
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2011 Sep 13
A federal order for one of the nation's largest American Indian tribes to restore voting rights and benefits to about 2,800 descendants of members' former slaves threw plans for a special election for a new Cherokee Nation chief into turmoil. The tribe said that it would not be dictated to by the US government over its move to banish African Americans from its citizenship rolls.
Links: USA, Black History, AmerIndian     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2011 Sep 13
The Census Bureau released its annual report. It said that the ranks of America's poor swelled to almost 1 in 6 people last year, reaching a new high as long-term unemployment left millions of Americans struggling and out of work. The number of uninsured edged up to 49.9 million, the biggest in more than two decades. A 2010 income of $11,139 defined the poverty level for an individual or $22,314 for a family of four.
Links: USA, Labor, Census     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2011 Sep 13
An online 200-page paper by Project CLAMER, a collaboration of 17 European marine institutes, said the rising temperature of ocean water is causing a proliferation of the Vibrio genus of bacteria, which can cause food poisoning, serious gastroenteritis, septicemia and cholera.
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2011 Sep 13
In Afghanistan Taliban gunmen with suicide bombs and heavy weaponry launched coordinated attacks in Kabul targeting NATO's headquarters and the US embassy, killing at least six people.
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2011 Sep 13
Former Argentine President Carlos Menem (81) and 17 members of his government were acquitted of charges that they violated international weapons embargoes on Ecuador and Croatia in the 1990s.
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2011 Sep 13
In Argentina 11 people were killed and over 200 injured in Buenos Aires in a rush-hour crash involving two passenger trains and a bus whose driver who drove around barriers in an attempt to beat them across the tracks.
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2011 Sep 13
Australian lawmaker Nick Xenophon named Catholic priest Monsignor Ian Dempsey as having allegedly raped Anglican Archbishop John Hepworth in violent attacks dating back about 50 years.
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2011 Sep 13
In Austria a 35-nation meeting of the UN nuclear agency adopted a post-Fukushima nuclear safety plan, despite gripes by influential member nations that it to too timid for making compliance voluntary.
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2011 Sep 13
Benin President Thomas Boni Yayi held talks in China with his counterpart Hu Jintao on further Chinese investment in the West African nation.
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2011 Sep 13
Westfield Stratford City, Europe's biggest urban shopping center, opened in a deprived area of east London where it will act as the gateway to the 2012 Olympics.
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2011 Sep 13
British pop art pioneer Richard Hamilton (b.1922) died. His work ranged from images of consumer culture to parodies of political leaders. One of his best-known works was the plain white cover for the Beatles’ "White Album" of 1968.
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2011 Sep 13
China held trials in Kashgar and Hotan and convicted 6 Uighur men of being behind the summer bloodshed in the Xinjiang region that left dozens. 4 men were sentenced to death and 2 were given 19-year prison sentences.
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2011 Sep 13
In Germany Nuremberg prosecutors said they have charged a 69-year-old man with 497 counts of rape over allegations that he abused his daughter for 34 years and fathered three sons by her.
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2011 Sep 13
An Iranian court set bail of $500,000 each for two American men, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, arrested more than two years ago and convicted on spy-related charges, clearing the way for their release a year after a similar bail-for-freedom arrangement for the third member of the group. Iran hanged five people, three of them for drug trafficking and two in public for murder.
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2011 Sep 13
In Indian-administered Kashmir at least 22 people were killed and 18 others injured when an overcrowded passenger minibus plunged into a deep gorge.
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2011 Sep 13
In Liberia 11 people were killed after an ambulance crashed into a crowd in Vonzula, who had been waiting all day to see a visiting presidential candidate.
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2011 Sep 13
In Libya NATO warplanes pounded targets in a number of strongholds of support for fugitive dictator Moammar Gadhafi, as an offensive by revolutionary forces on Bani Walid, a key loyalist town, stalled.
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2011 Sep 13
In Mexico placards were left with two disemboweled bodies of a man and a woman in Nuevo Laredo. They warned that the same fate awaits others who send information on social media regarding gang activity.
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2011 Sep 13
Myanmar said it has released about 20,000 prisoners this year as of the end of July under an amnesty program.
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2011 Sep 13
In Nigeria suspected members of the Boko Haram radical Muslim sect attacked an army patrol in Maiduguri, wounding four soldiers. The soldiers later arrested 15 people on suspicion of being sect members, with some of them carrying weapons and ammunition.
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2011 Sep 13
In Nigeria Kindreck Dion Lee (34), one of Britain's most wanted drug and firearm suspects, was arrested in Lagos. He was wanted for his alleged involvement in bringing cocaine, cannabis, firearms and ammunition into the country from Amsterdam.
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2011 Sep 13
Nine North Koreans who spent five days at sea in a small wooden boat were towed to a Japanese port after they were spotted off the coast of central Japan.
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2011 Sep 13
In northwestern Pakistan Taliban gunmen attacked a school van on the outskirts of Peshawar, killing four children and the driver in an assault they said was carried out to punish local Matani tribesman for resisting the insurgent movement.
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2011 Sep 13
In Puerto Rico a 14-year-old girl went on a playground rampage with a hypodermic needle, stabbing 37 classmates in the southern coastal town of Arroyo. On Dec 2 she was sentenced to two years of probation.
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2011 Sep 13
Romania signed a deal to host a crucial part of a US missile defense system. Romania's President Traian Basescu announced the deal after meeting with President Obama in Washington. Under NATO plans, a limited system of US anti-missile interceptors and radars planned for Europe include interceptors in Romania and Poland as well as radar in Turkey.
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2011 Sep 13
A Sri Lankan minister led a protest march that forced organizers to abandon an annual Hindu sacrifice ritual in which hundreds of goats were due to slaughtered. The grisly ritual, in which goats are decapitated in public using a large hatchet, was first banned in the 1980s but was revived as locals believe the animals' blood grants favors from the gods.
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2011 Sep 13
Syrian security forces riding in vehicles mounted with machine-guns raided neighborhoods outside the capital, Damascus, before dawn as Turkey's PM Erdogan said he was concerned Syria could descend into a sectarian civil war. Pro-democracy activists called a "day of anger" across Syria to protest against Russia's backing for President Bashar al-Assad. More than 20 people were reported killed throughout Syria. Syrian troops fired tear gas at a gathering of mourners just hours after U.S. Ambassador Robert Ford and other Western diplomats expressed their condolences to the family of a rights advocate killed last week.
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2011 Sep 13
Taiwan's Defense Ministry searched for three pilots aboard two reconnaissance F-5 aircraft which crashed on a training flight. The remains of the three pilots were recovered from a mountain crash site.
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2011 Sep 13
A Thailand court ordered the military to stop labeling transgender people as being mentally ill in a decision praised by activists.
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2011 Sep 13
Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis poured into the streets of major cities and towns across the country to protest the latest attempt by their embattled president to evade pressure to step down. 5 tribesmen were killed in clashes between tribal fighters in Arhab opposed to President Saleh and an elite military unit loyal to him.
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2012 Sep 13
US federal authorities identified Nakoula Basseley Nakoula (55), a southern California man once convicted of financial crimes, as the key figure behind the anti-Muslim film, "Innocence of Muslims," that ignited mob violence against US embassies across the Mideast.
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2012 Sep 13
A Ku Klux Klan chapter sued the state of Georgia for rejecting the white supremacist group's application to "adopt" a stretch of highway.
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2012 Sep 13
In Nevada a motorist “under the influence” plowed into a Las Vegas bus stop killing 4 pedestrians and injuring 8 others.
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