November 2013

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November 2013 was the eleventh month of that common year. It began on a Friday and ended after 30 days on a Saturday.

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This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from November 2013.

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  • Two planes carrying skydivers collide in mid-air in northern Wisconsin with no deaths or serious injuries reported. (National Post)
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  • Syria civil war:
    • Colonel Abdul Jabbar Akaidi, top rebel leader and chief recipient of U.S. aid, quits his position blaming recent losses on rebel infighting. (Washington Post)
  • A truck carrying four people hits a land mine on a road leading to Menaka in Mali, killing all of the occupants. (AP via Miami Herald)
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  • A Mexican federal court overturns a state court ruling that allowed the drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero to be released from prison earlier this year. This court response follows a decision by the U.S. Department of State to place a $5 million bounty against him. (Fox News)
  • Saudi police crackdowns on foreigners working illegally in the kingdom widen with more than 16,000 arrests. (ABC News)
  • A shooting at a barbershop in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. kills 2 people and injures 7 others. (CNN)
  • Pakistan's ex-president Pervez Musharraf is released on bail. (Xinhua)
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  • British foreign secretary William Hague urged negotiatiors to "seize the moment" on talks about Iran's nuclear program. (BBC)
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  • Two people are killed and five others injured when a bomb explodes in Bedfordview, South Africa, near the Eastgate shopping mall. (SAPA via News24)
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  • U.S. stock exchanges jointly announce a plan to improve the technical functioning of their markets, in the face of recent high-profile glitches such as the trading halt in Nasdaq in August. (Reuters)
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  • Canadian police reveal that 348 people have been arrested internationally and 386 children rescued as a result of a three-year child pornography investigation called "Project Spade". (RT) (BBC)
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  • A San Diego, California family of four, who disappeared in 2010, is found buried in the desert; local authorities are now treating the case as multiple homicides. (CBS News)
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  • Typhoon Haiyan:
    • The number of people displaced reaches 1.9 million people. Numbers vary between 1,000-20,000 for estimates about missing people. (NPR) (Voice of America)
    • Flooding in Vietnam has killed at least 28 people with nine more missing and nearly 80,000 displaced. (Reuters)
  • Fifty people are killed after a passenger Boeing 737 crash lands in the city of Kazan in central Russia. (RT)
  • Following the issuance of a rare High Risk for severe weather (only the fifth documented such case in November and also extending to areas further north than any previous known high risk issued in the November through February timeframe), several midwestern states in the United States are placed under multiple tornado watches, with multiple tornadoes touching down, causing at least four deaths and up to 50 injured in the area; one leveled parts of a suburb of Peoria, Illinois. Around six dozen tornadoes occur in total with activity most concentrated in Illinois and Indiana but extending from Tennessee to Michigan. (Peoria Journal Star) (CNN) (NBC News)
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  • Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds was stabbed multiple times at his home by his son Austin "Gus" Deeds. His son, Gus was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the home. (ABC News)
  • U.S. Representative Trey Radel is arrested and charged with cocaine possession. (CBS News)
  • George Zimmerman is accused of felony aggravated assault and other charges for interactions with his current girlfriend. (BBC)
  • In the largest-ever settlement with the U.S. government, banking giant JPMorgan Chase agrees to pay $13 billion and admits to making serious misrepresentations over mortgage-backed securities. (FOX Business)
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  • "The Day of the Doctor" premieres in 94 countries simultaneously to celebrate the 50th anniversary of British science-fiction show Doctor Who. (BBC News)
  • 1D day premieres live all over the world for over seven hours to celebrate the release of One Direction's new album, Midnight Memories.
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  • Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announces that four Steubenville, Ohio, City Schools employees, including Superintendent Michael McVey, have been indicted on felony and/or misdemeanor charges (obstruction, making false statements, etc.) relating to the 2012 Steubenville rape case. (CNN)
  • Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting:
    • The official intermediate report on the shooting is released online, totaling 48 pages, and detailing no clear motive for the shooting. It states that perpetrator Adam Lanza had had an obsession with shootings like Columbine, had a strained and non-communicative relationship with his murdered mother Nancy, and had planned the shooting and the details in advance. It does say he had mental health issues, but does not indicate they were causative factors. (CNN) (News 12 Connecticut)
  • A Parsons, Kansas manhunt begins in the U.S. for David Cornell Bennett, Jr. who is alleged to have stalked and killed a mother and her three young children. (FOX News) (FOX News)
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  • In Canada, the National Hockey League (NHL) and Rogers Communications announce a 12-year, $5.2 billion deal that grants national television rights of the NHL to the Rogers-owned Sportsnet. The agreement includes a provision that allows CBC to continue airing Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday nights; however, Rogers will have creative and financial control of the program. TSN, which has held some national broadcast rights to the NHL since 2002, is shut out of the deal. [2]
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  • Three girls (two of whom eventually fled to a neighbor's house to escape their knife-wielding stepfather and notified police) held captive for several months or more in extremely dirty conditions (possibly up to two years), subjected to long barrages of loud music or static, fed only once a day and having gone up to four months without a bath, are rescued in Tucson, Arizona. (CNN)
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  • Japan's self-driving Nissan Leaf car finishes the very first public road test on a highway in Japan.(Engadget)
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  • Three previously unpublished short stories by J. D. Salinger are leaked online against the late author's wishes. (BBC)
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