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03 December 2013 Current Affairs

Armed conflicts and attacks
  • 2013 Thai protests:
    • Thai police say that they will not resist protesters seizing the Bangkok police headquarters. (Reuters Trust)
Law and crime
  • Russian ballet dancer is convicted of organizing an acid attack on Sergei Filin, artistic director of the Bolshoi Theatre. (BBC)
  • An inquiry into the 1989 Jonesborough ambush finds that members of the Garda Síochána colluded with the IRA in the shooting of two RUC officers as they crossed the Irish border. (BBC)
  • A leaked French report on the cause of Yasser Arafat’s death says he died of an infection. A Swiss inquiry had said polonium poisoning was most likely. (AFP) (BBC) (LA Times)
Politics and elections
  • 2013 Ukraine pro-European Union protests:
    • The Government of Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov easily survives a no-confidence motion amid continuing protest against the decision of Azarov and President Yanukovych to back away from stronger ties with the European Union. However, the Government is in danger of not surviving a similar motion tomorrow. (Euronews)
  • Romanian President Traian Băsescu sparks a new crisis by refusing to sign the country’s IMF accord and threatens Prime Minister Victor Ponta’s government with rejecting the national budget, blocking important indexations of salaries and pensions for the following year, over an ongoing political feud between the two leaders. (Bloomberg)
  • Reports from South Korea claim that prominent North Korean powerbroker Jang Sung-taek has been sacked as the Vice-chairman of the National Defence Commission. ” (BBC)
Science and technology
  • An extremely well-preserved baby Chasmosaurus dinosaur fossil has been unearthed in Alberta, Canada. (Postmedia News via Canada.com)
Health and medicine
  • Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University in New York City have found that a modified version of the leukemia treatment radioimmunotherapy can kill latent HIV cells, possibly providing a cure for one of the world’s deadliest diseases. (NBC)


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