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17 September 2014 Current Affairs

Armed conflicts and attacks
  • Syrian Civil War:
    • Nearly 50 people have been killed in two days of Syrian government airstrikes on the town of Talbiseh in Homs Governorate.(BBC)
  • War in Donbass
    • A rocket attack by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine kills 10 civilians and injures 12 others in the village of Nyzhnya Krynka near Donetsk. (CNN)
  • Islamist insurgency in Nigeria
    • At least 13 people are dead and 34 injured after Boko Haram gunmen attack a government college in the northern Nigerian city ofKano. (AFP via The Age)
  • Terrorism in Pakistan
    • Al-Qaeda announced that it had temporarily captured the Pakistani Navy frigate PNS Zulfiquar, in an attempt to attack the U.S fleet with onboard missiles, before it was recaptured by Pakistani Forces. (Reuters)
Arts and culture
  • Forensic teams from the University of Leicester reveal that King Richard III of England was killed at the Battle of Bosworth by a combination of blows to the skull and pelvis. (BBC)
Disasters and accidents
  • King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden is involved in a car accident on the Nockebybron bridge west of Stockholm. (The Local)
  • Evacuations continue from the area surrounding the Mayon Volcano in the Philippines as lava flows down the mountain ahead of a possible eruption. (AFP via ABC News Australia)
International relations
  • Xi Jinping, the President of China, travels to India to improve trade links and attempt to resolve decades old disputes over borders.(BBC)
Politics and elections
  • Fijian general election, 2014:
    • Voters in Fiji go to the polls for the first election since a coup in 2006 with coup leader Voreqe Bainimarama’s Fiji First Partyachieving 60 per cent of the vote. (ABC News Australia), (SBS)
  • The Minnesota Vikings National Football League team place star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt/commissioner’s permission list until his child abuse charges have been dealt with. (AP via ABC News America)

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