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2016 Sep 13
Wells Fargo said it will eliminate all product sales goals following revelations that some 5,300 branch employees were fired for openign accounts with customer’s knowledge.
Links: USA, Corp. Scandal, Banking     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2016 Sep 13
The World Health Organisation said yellow fever outbreaks in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo are "under control" after a massive vaccination campaign involving millions.
Links: Angola, Microbiology, CongoDRC, WHO     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2016 Sep 13
Armenia named energy executive Karen Karapetyan (53) as prime minister, a week after the abrupt resignation of his predecessor.
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2016 Sep 13
Australia said it will close its permanent station at Macquarie Island almost seven decades after establishing the sub-Antarctic research facility, citing environmental contamination concerns and ageing infrastructure.
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2016 Sep 13
In Brazil a fire began at the Estrada de Alpina slum in Sao Paulo and quickly took hundreds of homes in its path. The favela is thought to contain about 500 homes.
Links: Brazil, Fire     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
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2016 Sep 13
Britain’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) said that Shariq Chughtai (66), who helped run three UK trading companies, pleaded guilty to a so-called long firm fraud in July 1998 and was sentenced in absentia to four years in jail in 1999, has finally been jailed 22 years after the case was opened. Chughtai was returned to the United Kingdom from the US last week to start his sentence.
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2016 Sep 13
Britain introduced a new 5 pound plastic bill with a portrait of wartime leader Winston Churchill.
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2016 Sep 13
Cambodia released more than 200 nearly extinct royal turtles in muddy waters at a new breeding and conservation center that was built in hopes of keeping the national reptile from disappearing.
Links: Cambodia, Animal, Reptile     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2016 Sep 13
China's national legislature expelled 45 deputies representing the northeastern province of Liaoning over allegations of electoral fraud.
Links: China, Fraud     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2016 Sep 13
Chinese police fired rubber bullets at villagers in Wukan, Guangdong province, and arrested about 70 people in an overnight crackdown to suppress demonstrations in the fishing village that became internationally known five years ago for protesting land seizures.
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2016 Sep 13
German police special forces in Schleswig-Holstein state arrested three Syrian men on suspicion of being sent by Islamic State "either to carry out a mission that they had been informed about or to wait for further instructions" for an attack.
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2016 Sep 13
Indian and foreign technology companies including global outsourcing firm Accenture closed offices and told staff to stay home in the technology hub of Bengaluru after riots over the diversion of water from a river.
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2016 Sep 13
In the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir two anti-India protesters were killed and scores were injured in clashes with security forces.
Links: India, Kashmir, Mad Crowd     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2016 Sep 13
The Israeli military struck artillery positions in Syria after a projectile from that country's civil war hit the Israeli-controlled part of the Golan Heights, but denied a Syrian claim that Syrian forces shot down two Israeli aircraft.
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2016 Sep 13
Israel’s former Pres. Shimon Peres (93) suffered a major stroke and was hospitalized in Tel Aviv.
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2016 Sep 13
In Italy Tiziana Cantone (31) committed suicide after failing in a long legal battle to get a pornographic video removed from the internet. On Sep 16 Italian prosecutors in Naples said they have opened an investigation into possible charges of instigation to suicide.
Links: Italy, Suicide, Sex     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2016 Sep 13
Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn said that Hungary should be excluded from the European Union for anti-migrant policies that undermine EU values, including erecting a razor-wire fence, provoking a scornful riposte from Budapest.
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2016 Sep 13
Montenegro said Svetozar Marovic (61), a former head of state and close ally of PM Milo Djukanovic, was sentenced to nearly four years in prison for corruption.
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2016 Sep 13
In Pakistan a roadside bomb killed 2 police officers in Quetta. Another three were wounded as they foiled a suicide attack on a Shiite mosque in the southern city of Shikarpur.
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2016 Sep 13
The Philippines moved to shore up relations with the United States with guarantees that a treaty between them would be honored and security ties were "rock solid", despite President Rodrigo Duterte's railings against Washington. President Rodrigo Duterte said he won't allow government forces to conduct joint patrols of disputed waters near the South China Sea with foreign powers, apparently scrapping a deal his predecessor reached with the US military earlier this year. Duterte told his defense secretary to buy weapons from Russia and China rather than America.
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2016 Sep 13
Serbia's interior minister said police have arrested 30 drug smugglers and dealers in a 13-month joint operation with German police. Police have confiscated about 300 kg of cocaine and other drugs, and discovered seven drug-processing laboratories in both Serbia and Germany.
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2016 Sep 13
Somalia hosted regional African heads of state for a summit that was the first of its kind since the nation plunged into conflict in 1991. The one-day meeting in Mogadishu of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) included Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Uganda and Somalia.
Links: Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Somalia, Uganda, Djibouti     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2016 Sep 13
In Spain a small group of local people and anti-bullfighting activists scuffled and exchanged insults at a centuries-old Spanish festival in the town of Tordesillas, where for the first time in its history the gory killing of a bull was banned and the beast was unharmed.
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2016 Sep 13
South Africa’s home affairs minister equated anti-gay views of US pastor Steven Anderson with hate speech and banned him from visiting the country. Anderson, of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Arizona, notoriously welcomed the gunning down in June of 50 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, by saying "there's 50 less pedophiles in this world".
Links: USA, South Africa, Gays, Arizona, Religion     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2016 Sep 13
In Syria a nationwide ceasefire brokered by the United States and Russia was mostly holding and efforts to deliver badly needed aid to besieged areas including the northern city of Aleppo got cautiously underway.
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2016 Sep 13
Separatist leaders in eastern Ukraine announced a unilateral cease-fire starting at midnight September 14, which could be a major step in solving the conflict that has raged for more than two years.
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2016 Sep 13
In Macao Sheldon Adelson (83) opened his Parisian Macao, a 3,000-room resort on the Cotai Strip.
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2017 Sep 13
US President Donald Trump threatened to decertify Colombia as a partner in the war against drugs unless the South American nation reverses a record surge in cocaine production.
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2017 Sep 13
The US banned federal agencies from using Kaspersky Labs software citing concerns about Kaspersky's ties to Russian intelligence services. The anti-virus company has repeatedly denied the existence of any such ties.
Links: Russia, USA, Cybersecurity     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2017 Sep 13
The US federal flood insurance program estimated it will make $11 billion in payments through the government-run program for flooding in Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey.
Links: USA, Texas, Hurricane     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
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2017 Sep 13
The Phoenix New Times reported that employees at Motel 6 locations in Arizona regularly handed over to the government information that led to its hotel guests being detained and deported by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.
Links: USA, Arizona, Migrant     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2017 Sep 13
In Florida Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief said five people have died in a Florida nursing home that had lost power following Hurricane Irma. Within days four more deaths were reported at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills. At least 26 people were left dead in Florida and nearby US states following Irma.
Links: USA, Florida, Disaster, Hurricane     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2017 Sep 13
Hollywood actress Rebel Wilson (37) won Aus$4.5 million ($3.6 million) in damages following a lengthy defamation case against a publisher that portrayed her as a serial liar. Bauer Media argued the allegations made in Woman's Day, Australian Women's Weekly and OK Magazine in 2015 were true and denied they had damaged her reputation.
Links: Australia, Lawsuit, California. USA     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2017 Sep 13
In Ohio Gary Otte (45) was executed for killing two people in back to back robberies in suburban Cleveland in 1992.
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2017 Sep 13
In Washington state a student in Rockford opened fire at Freeman High School killing one student and injuring three others. The suspect was taken into custody.
Links: USA, Washington, School Shooter     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
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2017 Sep 13
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, beset over sex abuse allegations, said he will resign.
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2017 Sep 13
In Afghanistan a suicide bomber struck outside a cricket stadium during a match in Kabul, killing at least three people and wounding 12 others.
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2017 Sep 13
Eight Afghans with criminal records arrived in Kabul after their applications for asylum were rejected in Germany.
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2017 Sep 13
An Algerian court found Mohamed Fali, the head of the country's tiny Ahmadi community, guilty of "offending Islam" and handed him a six-month suspended sentence. At least 286 of Algeria's roughly 2,000 Ahmadis have been arrested and tried since the start of a government crackdown last year.
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2017 Sep 13
Police in Bosnia and Montenegro arrested 21 men suspected of smuggling close to 200 Turks to the European Union. They had transferred migrants by plane from Istanbul to Sarajevo and Podgorica.
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2017 Sep 13
Brazilian police arrested Wesley Batista, the CEO of the world's largest meatpacker, for allegedly using their own plea bargains to gain an advantage in financial markets.
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2017 Sep 13
Cambodia's main opposition party was blocked from holding a memorial ceremony for victims of a 1997 grenade attack on a political rally.
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2017 Sep 13
In Egypt two soldiers and six jihadists were killed in a "foiled" suicide bombing in Sinai.
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2017 Sep 13
Europe's top court ruled that Italy had been wrong to ban cultivation of an EU-approved genetically modified (GMO) maize as it had failed to show there was a serious risk to public health or the environment.
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2017 Sep 13
French PM Edouard Philippe shrugged off nationwide protests against planned reforms to France's strict labor regulations, saying he was "listening" but would nonetheless press ahead with the bill.
Links: France, Labor     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
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2017 Sep 13
Israel's PM Netanyahu said his country supports Kurdish independence ahead of a key referendum on the matter.
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2017 Sep 13
Kenyan police in the western city of Kisumu fired tear gas and bullets in the air to disperse young men who broke into a hotel and beat women attending an election meeting.
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2017 Sep 13
Netherlands' Justice Minister Stef Blok said he has revoked the Dutch citizenship of four people the government alleges traveled to a foreign conflict zone to join a terrorist organization.
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2017 Sep 13
Pakistani police said they suspect two teenagers were electrocuted to death by their own families last month when they tried to elope. Authorities have exhumed the bodies of the 16-year-old girl and her 18-year-old lover and were conducting tests to determine the cause of death. The male relatives have been arrested.
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2017 Sep 13
In Singapore Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament, was declared elected after nominations closed.
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2017 Sep 13
A Dominican dredger collided with an Indonesian oil tanker in Singapore waters. Divers recovered two bodies from the partially submerged dredger. Three people remained missing.
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2017 Sep 13
In southern Somalia US air strikes against the al Shabab, an al Qaeda-allied Islamist group, killed six militants.
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2017 Sep 13
Spain's public prosecutor ordered a criminal probe of over 700 Catalan mayors who are cooperating with an October 1 independence referendum deemed illegal by Madrid.
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2017 Sep 13
The Red Cross said it has halted operations across a third of South Sudan after gunmen shot dead a staff member on Sep 8. The UN said this was the biggest such suspension during the country's four-year civil war.
Links: Medical, South Sudan     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2017 Sep 13
In Yemen a Saudi pilot was killed while providing air support for an operation against Al-Qaeda militants.
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2017 Sep 13
In New York City Cornell Tech was dedicated at its new campus on Roosevelt Island in the East River.
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