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12 September 2014 Current Affairs

Armed conflicts and attacks
  • Central African Republic conflict (2012–present):
    • More than 5,000 people have died in the Central African Republic in the past 9 months. (AP via Washington Post)
  • Russian military intervention in Ukraine:
    • The Government of Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists exchange dozens of prisoners agreed to as part of a ceasefire a week ago. Both sides still hold thousands of prisoners. (Washington Post)
  • 2014 Taiwan food scandal:
    • Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration indefinitely halts imports of edible lard oil from Hong Kong, since an exporter was found to have falsely listed and sold industrial grade lard as safe for human consumption. (Taipei Times)
  • Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa:
    • Cuba announces plans to send 165 medical staff to West Africa to help combat the Ebola virus outbreak that has claimed more than 2,400 lives. (New York Times)
International relations
  • Australia raises its terror threat level to high following concerns about militants returning from conflicts in Iraq and Syria. (BBC)
Law and crime
  • South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is found guilty of the “culpable homicide” of his partner Reeva Steenkamp. (BBC)
  • Three people are sentenced to death and one person given a life sentence for the 2014 Kunming attack in China’s Xinjiang region.(AAP via SBS News)
  • Former First Minister of Northern Ireland and Democratic Unionist Party leader Ian Paisley dies, aged 88. (BBC)
  • NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover reaches its final destination Aeolis Mons, a mountain that rises 5.5 km at the center of Gale Crater.(Gizmodo)
  • In cricket, former New Zealand player Chris Cairns is to be charged with perjury by London’s Metropolitan Police Service in relation to a 2012 libel trial regarding allegations of match fixing made by former Indian Premier League boss Lalit Modi. (The Age

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