July 2013

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July 2013 was the seventh month of that common year. It began on a Monday and ended after 31 days on a Wednesday.

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This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from July 2013.

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  • Diversion of Bolivian president Evo Morales' flight:
    • The presidential jet of Bolivia is denied access to European airspace and forced to land in Vienna amid concerns that Edward Snowden is on board. (BBC)
    • Bolivia files a complaint at the United Nations over what is called the "kidnapping" of its president. (The Guardian)
    • Morales's fellow South American leaders condemn what they consider to be an act of aggression by the U.S. and its allies. Protests take place at the French Embassy in Bolivia. (Al Jazeera)
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  • With still two years until its closest approach, NASA's New Horizons team releases the spacecraft's first high resolution view of the Pluto/Charon dwarf planet system. (JHUAPL)
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  • Two British soldiers die during a training exercise as they take part in a gruelling selection process for the elite SAS unit on the hottest day of the year. (AFP via News24)
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  • Pro-government militiamen kill six mediators in the Syrian province of Homs. (BBC)
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  • A study published in The Archives of Diseases in Childhood states that breastfeeding, in addition to its numerous more well-known physical and psychosocial benefits, may increase the infant's future upward mobility. (MSN)
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  • The United Kingdom experiences its hottest day since July 2006, with a temperature of 33.5C (92.3F) recorded at Heathrow and Northolt in London. (BBC)
  • American scientists report that dolphins have unique names for one another, which they respond to just as humans do. (National Geographic)
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  • China begins a major effort to boost its economic growth with business tax breaks and export liberalization, amid an increasing industrial slowdown. (BBC)
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  • British scientists discover the mechanism which causes human allergy to cats, and state that a general cure for the condition could become available within five years. (Daily Mail)
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  • Landslides caused by heavy rain kill at least nine people and trap eight others south of Dingxi, China. (AP via Fox News)
  • A state of emergency is declared in Ireland as torrential rain floods a hospital in the north-west of the country and shuts roads and other transport links in the east. (RTÉ)
  • Qatar Airways grounds one of its Boeing 787 Dreamliners following a "minor" technical issue, as pressure mounts on Boeing over possible new electrical problems with the newly released jet. (Reuters)
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  • Three people are killed and several more are injured, some critically, after a bus overturns outside Indianapolis, Indiana. (NBC)
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  • In a first, India has offered a $100-million credit line to Vietnam to purchase military equipment. It will be used for purchasing four patrol boats. (The Hindu)
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  • €103 million worth of diamonds and other jewels are stolen from the Carlton Intercontinental Hotel in Cannes, in one of Europe's biggest jewelry heists in recent years. (AP via News24)
  • FBI announces the arrests of 150 suspects, during a three-day sweep that took place in 76 cities across the United States, on charges of child sex-trafficking. (Reuters)
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