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29 June 2013 Current Affairs

Armed conflicts and attacks
  • Eight Royal Thai Army soldiers are killed during an ambush in Krong Pinang District in Yala Province located in Southern Thailand. (BBC)
  • One policeman is killed and 14 are wounded in a clash with the North Caucasian rebels in Chechnya, Russia. (Reuters)
  • Syrian civil war: It is revealed that three German Gruenhelme e.V. aid workers have been missing since May 19 in the town of Harem in northern Syria and are believed to have been kidnapped. (AP)
Business and economy
  • The Australian Dollar falls to its lowest level against the US Dollar since 2010. (Sydney Morning Herald)
Disasters and accidents
  • Four men including the pilot die in a helicopter crash in southern Switzerland. (AP via News24)
  • 2013 North India floods: A Uttarakhand lawmaker claims the actual death toll from the floods is 10,000, ten times the official estimate.(Hindustan Times)
  • Extreme heat in Las Vegas, Nevada, US, leads to dozens of hospitalizations. (LA Times)
International relations
  • US Vice president Joe Biden asks Ecuador to reject an asylum request by Edward Snowden. (The Independent)
Politics and elections
  • Large crowds gather in Cairo, Egypt to protest against the presidency of Mohammed Morsi (BBC)
  • Riot police clash with protesters in Soweto, South Africa, shortly before a visit by United States President Barack Obama. (Reuters)
  • Former South African president F. W. de Klerk cuts short his European trip because of former president Nelson Mandela’s ill-health. (SAPA via News24)
  • Dozens of people are arrested at a gay pride parade in the Russian city of St. Petersburg. (AP via St Louis Today)
  • 2013 protests in Brazil: Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff, experiences the sharpest drop in popularity observed in over 20 years. (Reuters)
  • In cycling, the 100th running of the Tour de France gets underway in Corsica. (The Australian)


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