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2014 Sep 14
In Hong Kong thousands of pro-democracy activists clad in black marched silently, holding banners saying they felt betrayed and angry at Beijing's refusal to allow fully-democratic elections for the city's next chief executive in 2017.
Links: China, Hong Kong, Mad Crowd     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2014 Sep 14
In Israel scores of veterans of elite intelligence unit 8200 rallied to its defense after 43 comrades said they would no longer take part in its "injustices" against millions of Palestinians.
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2014 Sep 14
In Ivory Coast the party of former President Laurent Gbagbo withdrew from the country's election commission, setting back efforts to draw it into the political mainstream before a scheduled presidential election next year.
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2014 Sep 14
Libya's newly elected parliament fired the president of the central bank after he tried to prevent funds that had been allocated for the lawmakers from leaving the bank.
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2014 Sep 14
A boat packed with some 200 African emigrants trying to reach European shores sank off the Libyan coast. Only 36 survivors were rescued. As many as 500 migrants were feared to have drowned after traffickers rammed and sank their boat.
Links: Libya, Tragedy, Migrant     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
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2014 Sep 14
Libyan PM Abdullah al-Thinni said Qatar had sent three military planes loaded with weapons and ammunition to a Tripoli airport controlled by an armed opposition group.
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2014 Sep 14
Maldives former president Mohamed Nasheed told Britain's Independent on Sunday paper that up to 200 Maldivians were fighting for Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria. The entire population of the Maldives is only around 330,000 Sunni Muslims.
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2014 Sep 14
In northern Mali a UN military vehicle struck a land mine in the volatile Kidal region, killing a Chadian soldier and wounding four other peacekeepers.
Links: Mali, Chad, UN     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2014 Sep 14
North Korea's Supreme Court convicted Matthew Miller of Bakersfield, California, of entering the country illegally to commit espionage and sentenced him to six years of hard labor. He reportedly admitted to having the "wild ambition" of experiencing prison life so that he could secretly investigate North Korea's human rights situation.
Links: USA, North Korea, Espionage     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2014 Sep 14
Pakistani police arrested anti-government protesters overnight in what activists said was an effort to crack down on weekslong sit-ins in the capital, while the government said police only apprehended suspects in a recent attack on state-run TV.
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2014 Sep 14
In Pakistan 3 paramilitary soldiers were killed when a group of militants launched a rocket attack on a mountain fort North Waziristan.
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2014 Sep 14
In Pakistan severe flooding sank a boat carrying a wedding party in Punjab province, killing the bridegroom and 17 others. Experts placed explosives near the dike to spare the city of Muzaffargarh from the flooding that has ravaged the eastern Punjab province.
Links: Pakistan, Tragedy, Flood     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2014 Sep 14
In the Philippines fast-moving Typhoon Kalmaegi slammed into the northeast, sparking warnings of possible landslides, flash floods and storm surges.
Links: Philippines, Hurricane     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2014 Sep 14
A fourth Sierra Leonean doctor, a woman, died after contracting the dreaded Ebola virus.
Links: Sierra Leone, Microbiology     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2014 Sep 14
Swedish PM Fredrik Reinfeldt conceded defeat after a narrow victory by the center-left over an Alliance government that has governed Sweden for eight years.
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2014 Sep 14
Ukraine's defense minister said that NATO countries were delivering weapons to his country to equip it to fight pro-Russian separatists and "stop" Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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2014 Sep 14
In eastern Ukraine two northern neighborhoods in Donetsk were shelled heavily. At least 6 people were killed and 15 others wounded. 73 Ukrainian soldiers were freed in an exchange with the rebels.
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2014 Sep 14
India’s Supreme Court cancelled 214 of 218 coal mining licenses sold between 1992 and 2010. The government pledged to auction new licenses quickly.
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2015 Sep 14
In Hawaii a federal judge signed an agreement between the US Navy and environmental groups that will limit the navy’s use of sonar and other training that inadvertently harms marine mammals.
Links: USA, Animal, Whales, Hawaii     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2015 Sep 14
In Mississippi university instructor Shannon Lamb (45) died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Greenville after fleeing police following the fatal shooting in Gautier of Amy Prentiss (41), a woman he lived with, and Ethan Schmidt (39), a professor at Delta State Univ.
Links: USA, Suicide, Murder, Mississippi     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
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2015 Sep 14
In Seattle, Wa., schools were closed for a 4th day as a strike by teachers entered its 2nd week. Teachers reached a tentative agreement as the strike entered a 5th day but continued to picket pending its approval.
Links: USA, Washington, Education     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2015 Sep 14
In Afghanistan Taliban insurgents stormed a prison on the outskirts of Ghazni, killing police and releasing 355 of the 436 prisoners, including nearly 150 deemed a threat to national security, and then attacked troops rushing to help. 4 Taliban and 4 members of the security forces were killed in the attack.
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2015 Sep 14
Australia will have its fifth prime minister in eight years after the ruling Liberal Party voted out Tony Abbott in favor of longtime rival Malcolm Turnbull, following months of infighting and crumbling voter support. Turnbull made a fortune in the 1990s by investing in OzMail, an Australian internet-service provider.
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2015 Sep 14
Austria and Slovakia said they were reinstating border controls to cope with a flood of refugees, following a similar move by Germany, which warned it could face up to one million migrant arrivals this year.
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2015 Sep 14
Thirty-two countries including the United States and Britain expressed concern about Bahrain's human rights record.
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2015 Sep 14
Egyptian security forces killed 12 people and wounded 10 "by accident" when they mistook a convoy of mostly Mexican tourists for a group of militants they were hunting in the desert. The dead included 8 Mexicans.
Links: Egypt, Mexico, Tragedy     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2015 Sep 14
EU member states approved plans for military action against people smugglers in the Mediterranean, seizing and if necessary destroying boats to break up the networks operating out of Libya.
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2015 Sep 14
Hungarian police rounded up a total of 7,437 migrants crossing the Serbian border by 1400 GMT (10 a.m. EDT), by far the highest daily figure this year.
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2015 Sep 14
Indonesia said it has agreed to share with Singapore the names of companies suspected of causing forest fires that have led to a deterioration of air quality in the city state.
Links: Indonesia, Environment, Singapore     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2015 Sep 14
Israeli police and Muslims clashed at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound for a second straight day as Jews celebrated their new year and protesters vowed to protect Islam's third-holiest site.
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2015 Sep 14
Kenya media reported that attackers tried to hack off body parts from Enock Jamenya (56), a man with albinism, to sell for witchcraft.
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2015 Sep 14
Madagascar police said at least 18 people, including a paramilitary policeman, were killed in cattle-rustling violence over the weekend when thousands of animals were also stolen.
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2015 Sep 14
Malaysian PM Najib Razak said the government will pump 20 billion ringgit ($4.6 billion) into an equity fund to support the stock market and ruled out capital controls despite the ringgit's plunge.
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2015 Sep 14
The Netherlands said police will carry out spot border checks in response to a surge in asylum seekers into the European Union.
Links: EU, Netherlands, Migrant     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2015 Sep 14
Norway held local elections. The opposition Labor Party emerged as the winner of the election with 33 percent, its best result in a local election since 1987. The two parties in the right-leaning coalition government suffered large losses, partly because of the anti-immigration Progress Party's opposition to Syrian refugees.
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2015 Sep 14
In the Philippines suspected Abu Sayyaf militants stopped a truck at gunpoint and abducted nine construction workers. Two escaped and sought help from authorities on Basilan Island.
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2015 Sep 14
South Sudan's army repelled a fresh rebel attack, the latest battle to rock the country despite a ceasefire aimed at ending a brutal 21-month civil war.
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2015 Sep 14
In Syria at least 26 people including 2 children were killed in twin suicide car bomb attacks in the northeastern city of Hasakeh. IS claimed responsibility for the two attacks.
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2015 Sep 14
Turkish police raided the liberal news magazine Nokta (Full Stop) and detained one of its senior editors over a photomontage on its cover portraying President Recep Tayyip Erdogan taking a selfie at a soldier's funeral.
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2015 Sep 14
In Yemen Saudi-backed loyalist forces pressed an offensive against Shiite Huthi rebels, the second day of a major campaign aimed at retaking the capital a year after its fall.
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2015 Sep 14
In Indian-controlled Kashmir the bullet-riddled bodies of three local men bearing torture marks were found in the Sopore region, leading to days of protests and clashes between Kashmiris and government forces.
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2015 Sep 14
In Texas Ahmed Mohamed (14), was arrested at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas, for bringing an alleged hoax bomb to school. He had repackaged an electronic clock in a pencil box and brought it to school to show his teachers. On Nov 23 a law firm sent letters demanding $10 million from the city of Irving and $5 million from the city’s school district.
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2016 Sep 14
The United States signed an unprecedented security agreement with Israel that will give the Israeli military $38 billion over 10 years.
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2016 Sep 14
President Barack Obama met with Myanmar leader Suu Kyi at the White House to discuss rolling back more of the sanctions that were applied when the nation was under military rule. Obama said the US will "soon" lift restrictions on military-owned companies and officials and associates of the former ruling junta.
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2016 Sep 14
Human and civil rights organizations launched a public campaign to persuade Pres. Obama to pardon Edward Snowden for revealing the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance programs.
Links: USA, Cybersecurity     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
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2016 Sep 14
US Interior Sec. Sally Jewell gave final approval for a renewable energy development plan within nearly 11 million acres of public land in California’s Mojave Desert.
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2016 Sep 14
Florida authorities announced that Joseph Michael Schreiber (32) has been arrested for setting a fire on Sep 11 at the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce. This was the mosque that Orlando nightclub gunman Omar Mateen had attended.
Links: USA, Florida, Fire, Islam     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2016 Sep 14
In Ohio a police officer responding to a reported armed robbery shot and killed Tyree King (13) after he pulled a BB gun, that looked like a police weapon, from his waistband in Columbus.
Links: USA, Ohio, Teens Amuck     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2016 Sep 14
Uber introduced robot taxis on the streets of Pittsburgh, Pa., with invitations to some 1,000 loyal riders to volunteer for free rides that for now still came with an engineer and a navigator sitting up front.
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2016 Sep 14
US seedmaker Monsanto agreed to a $57 billion buyout offer from Germany's Bayer in a deal that would create a global agricultural and chemical giant.
Links: USA, Germany, Chemistry, M&A, Agriculture     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
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2016 Sep 14
A US report released today said that widespread corruption in Afghanistan has undermined efforts to rebuild the country and urged the US mission to make anticorruption efforts a top priority.
Links: USA, Afghan, Corruption     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2016 Sep 14
In Afghanistan insurgents killed five people, including a former warlord, in the northern Baghlan province. The ambush targeted Samar, who served as a mujahedeen commander during the 1980s struggle against the Soviet Union.
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2016 Sep 14
Australia's PM Malcolm Turnbull introduced legislation to Parliament that would allow a public but non-binding vote on gay marriage early next year.
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2016 Sep 14
A Bosnia court sentenced 17 members of an organized crime group to 101 years in jail for a series of murders and robberies worth over 5 million euro.
Links: Bosnia, Murder, Robbery     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2016 Sep 14
In Burundi Dismas Bashirahishize, a pro-government former officer, and his wife and child were killed when a grenade was hurled into their house in Bururi province.
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2016 Sep 14
In China reporters from two Hong Kong newspapers, the South China Morning Post and the Chinese-language Ming Pao, were assaulted while conducting interviews with Wukan villagers and later detained for several hours. Wukan remained under siege two days after police arrested 13 protesters on allegations that they incited violence and arrest.
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2016 Sep 14
Czech lawmakers approved legislation that limits the business activities of future government ministers, angering a governing coalition party which says the law is targeting its leader, Finance Minister Andrej Babis, a favorite to become the next premier. The legislation still needs Senate and presidential approval.
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2016 Sep 14
Danish Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen said his country has been chosen to lead the EU's new 16 million-euro ($18 million) program against corruption in Ukraine.
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2016 Sep 14
French police arrested a 15-year old suspected of planning an attack and using encrypted social media channels to communicate with a French Islamist militant believed to be in Syria or Iraq.
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2016 Sep 14
The German cabinet gave the green light to send up to 650 troops to join a new NATO mission to combat arms smuggling by the Islamic State militant group in the Mediterranean Sea.
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