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12 July 2013 Current Affairs

 Current Affairs on Armed conflict and attacks

  • The Moro National Liberation Front kidnaps eight civilians in the Philippines Basilan province later releasing four of them. (Inquirer)
  • War in Somalia (2009–present):
    • A car bomb explodes near an African Union convoy killing three soldiers. (Capital FM Kenya)
Current Affairs on Business and economics
  • Swedish high-quality crystal glassware producer Orrefors closes down. (Svenska Dagladet)
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 close at record highs, with the NASDAQ hitting its highest level in ten years. (CNN)
 Current Affairs on Disasters and accidents
  • The People’s Republic of China issues emergency alerts for the provinces of Fujian and Zhejiang for Typhoon Soulik which is expected to hit the mainland tomorrow after passing through Taiwan. (Xinhua)
  • The toll of dead and missing people from the 2013 Southwest China floods rises above 200 with Sichuan province worst affected. (Reuters)
  • A commuter train derails in the Paris suburb of Brétigny-sur-Orge with at least eight people dead. (France24), (ITV)
  • A third person, a critically injured unidentified girl, dies at San Francisco General Hospital of injuries she sustained as a result of the Saturday, July 6, 2013 crash-landing of Asiana Airlines Flight 214, a Boeing 777 (180 were injured, 16 remain hospitalized, including two critical adults; autopsy results will take about 3 weeks). (NBC)
  • A then-empty Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner catches fire, 8 hours after landing, at London Heathrow Airport, closing runways for an hour and, initially, raising fears that the plane’s lithium batteries were again at fault. Another Boeing 787 Dreamliner (Thomson Airways-owned) was forced to return to Britain’s Manchester Airport after an unspecified mechanical problem. (MSN)
Current Affairs on International relations
  • The US calls on the Egyptian Army to free deposed president Mohamed Morsi. (BBC)
Current Affairs on Law and crime
  • Authorities in Indonesia search for 70 prison inmates who escaped from the Tanjung Gusta prison in North Sumatra province after a prison riot last night. Twelve of the escapees were convicted of terrorism related offences. (AAP via SBS)
  • In Ireland, the Dáil votes to approve the controversial Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 (RTÉ)
  • Two people were killed and one person is wounded during a shooting in the South of Market neighborhood of San Francisco, California, United States. A suspect is in custody. (San Francisco Chronicle)
Current Affairs on Politics and elections
  • Supporters and opponents of deposed President of Egypt Mohamed Morsi hold rallies on the first Friday of Ramadan. (Sky News)
  • U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announces her resignation to become the President of the University of California. (Los Angeles Times)


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