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10 July 2013 Current Affairs

Armed Conflicts and attacks
  • Syrian civil war:
    • Syrians in Aleppo stage a protest against a rebel siege of government-held areas in the city. (BBC)
Arts and culture
  • American country music star Randy Travis suffers a stroke while being hospitalized for congestive heart failure. (MSN)
Business and economy
  • A U.S. district court rules that Apple Inc. has conspired to fix the prices of eBooks . The ruling could expose Apple to significant damages.(Reuters)
Disasters and accidents
  • Typhoon Soulik (Huaning) is expected to enter Phillipines territory this morning. (News Info)
  • A rain triggered landslide in southern China’s Sichuan Province buries between 30-40 people. (Xinhua)
  • The death toll from the Lac-Mégantic derailment in the Canadian province of Quebec rises to 20 with 30 people missing presumed dead. (AP via CBS News)
Law and crime
  • Boston Marathon bombings:
    • Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev makes his first appearance in a US court since his arrest on April 19. (AP via Montreal Gazette)
    • Dzhokhar pleads not guilty to 30 counts including using a weapon of mass destruction in his first court appearance. (The Verge), (BBC)
  • Egyptian prosecutors seek the arrest of Mohammed Badie, the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, for allegedly instigating the 2013 Republican Guard headquarters clashes. (BBC)
  • President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj is sworn into office for his second term. (Montsame News Agency)
  • Prominent Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny registers himself to stand in Septembers’s vote for Moscow mayor. (BBC)
  • Portuguese political crisis, 2013
    • The President of Portugal Cavaco Silva calls for a national salvation understanding between the three main parties: the Socialists, and the governing coalition PSD and CDS-PP. In a statement after the President’s communication to the country, the Socialists said they will not support such Government and called for early elections. (Reuters)
  • In cricket, the 2013 Ashes series between England and Australia begins at Trent Bridge in the English county of Nottinghamshire. (Daily Mail)
  • Host Sweden are held by Denmark in a 1-1 draw with two second half penalties saved in Euro 2013 group stage opener. (BBC Sports)
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