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3 August 2013 Current Affairs

Armed conflict and attacks
  • War in Afghanistan (2001–present):
    • Nine children die in a suicide bombing near the Indian consulate in the Afghan city of Jalalabad. (CNN)
  • Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal):
    • At least eight people have been killed in violence across Iraq. (AFP via Al-Aribya)
  • Syrian civil war:
    • Syrian rebels capture an ammunition depot with anti-tank missiles and rockets north of Damascus. (Reuters)
Disasters and accidents
  • A man crashes his car into a crowd of pedestrians in Venice Beach, California, U.S., injuring 11 people and killing 1. The driver fled the scene and is being sought by authorities. (CNN) (CBS Los Angeles)
Politics and elections
  • Hassan Rouhani receives his presidential precept and enters to the Sa’dabad Palace to begin his work as President of Iran. (BBC)(theGuardian) (CNN)
  • Zimbabwean general election, 2013:
    • Robert Mugabe is declared the run-away winner of Zimbabwe’s controversial presidential election by a 61% majority, extending his 33-year rule. (AFP via News24)
    • Opposition candidate Morgan Tsvangirai promises legal challenges to the results and the refusal of the MDC-T party to cooperate with Mugabe’s Zanu-PF. (The Independent)
    • A commissioner of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission resigns, citing the conduct of the election process. (AllAfrica)
  • In rugby union, the Chiefs win the 2013 Super Rugby Final, defeating the Brumbies 27-22 at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton, New Zealand.(Bleacher Report) (Sky News Australia)


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