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16 July 2013 Current Affairs

Armed conflicts and attacks
  • Pro-government militiamen kill six mediators in the Syrian province of Homs. (BBC)
Business and economy
  • Unions in Greece call a general strike over new austerity measures. (France 24)
Arts and culture
  • The British Columbia coroner’s office reports that actor Cory Monteith died of an overdose of heroin and alcohol. (MSN)
Disasters and accidents
  • As many as 27 children die and 25 others are hospitalised after eating lunch served at their school in eastern India. (AFP via News24) (Times of India) Initial indications are that a jar previously used to hold an insecticide was reused for cooking oil and was thus thereby contaminated by organophosphorus. (CNN)
International relations
  • Panamanian authorities seize North Korean bulk carrier Chong Chon Gang after a missile is found on board. The captain of the ship, which was en route from Cuba, attempted to commit suicide.(BBC News) (USA Today)
  • South Korea blames North Korea for cyberattacks on government websites last month. (Wall street Journal)
Law and crime
  • Clashes continue between Egyptian police and supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi in central Cairo with 22 people injured.(Reuters)
  • Norwegian black metal musician, Kristian “Varg” Vikernes, and his wife are arrested in France on suspicion of alleged plans for a terrorist act after buying 4 rifles at the same time. (BBC)
  • Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano almost drowns while undertaking a spacewalk on the International Space Station. (ABC News America)
  • In baseball, the American League defeats the National League 3-0 in the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game played at Citi Field in New York City. (Detroit Free Press)


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