Portal:Current events/2007 September 18
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| September 18, 2007 (Tuesday)
- A supposed meteorite impact in Peru leads to hundreds of nearby villagers falling ill from still unknown causes. (Reuters)
- Nuclear program of Iran: The United States is drafting a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for sanctions against Iran prior to discussions amongst the five permanent members. (AFP)
- The United States Federal Reserve cuts a key short-term interest rate by a half-percentage point, resulting in a stock market rally. (CNN Money)
- Bangladeshi cartoonist Arifur Rahman is detained on suspicion of disrespecting Muhammad. The Interim Government confiscates copies of the Prothom Alo newspaper issue in which Muhammad is caricatured.
- China confirms a bird flu outbreak in Guangzhou.
- More than 1,000 Buddhist monks march peacefully in Myanmar as part of a wave of anti-government protests. The marches are dispersed using teargas. (CNN), (Xinhua)
- The Bank of England injects £4.4 billion of liquidity into the U.K. Financial System as a response to the Subprime Mortgage Financial Crisis, after £2 billion of deposits are removed from the Northern Rock bank in the three days after it applied for emergency funding from the Bank. (BBC)
- Russia claims to have killed top Dagestani militant Rappani Khalilov along with another militant in a day-long battle. (AP via IHT)
- North Korea denies allegations that it is helping Syria to develop a nuclear weapons facility. (BBC)
- Australia, the second largest wheat exporter in the world, cuts its forecast production by 30 per cent due to an ongoing drought. (BBC)
- 2007 Pacific typhoon season: Hundreds of thousands of people are evacuated from Shanghai, China as Typhoon Wipha approaches. (Reuters, AFP via News Limited)
- The son of Philippine House Speaker Jose De Venecia, Jr., Jose "Joey" De Venecia III, disclosed in a Senate inquiry that First Gentleman Mike Arroyo is the "mystery man" behind the controversial $ 329-million broadband contract with ZTE Corp. in China. (Inquirer)
- O.J. Simpson is charged with several felonies in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Reuters)
- In Japan, the event "Nice Boat" occurred on all Japanese TV's replacing the final episode of the anime, "School Days".