Portal:Current events/2012 October 13
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Current events of
October 13, 2012
Armed conflicts and attacks
President of Mauritania
Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz
In response to multiple rockets being fired across the border,
launched four air strikes. Two militants from a
jihadist group are killed and another wounded in the northern
at a market in the
Darra Adam Khel
kills at least 15 people.
Mexican Drug War
: The Mexican Army kills
Manuel Torres Félix
, one of the leaders of the
Insurgency in the North Caucasus
: A Russian army soldier and three Islamic militants die in a skirmish in the North Caucasus republic of
Arts and culture
, painted in 1994 and formerly owned by rock star
, sells for $34 million - an auction record for a work by a living artist.
Business and economy
Reuters reports on the basis of "people familiar with the matter" that the U.S.
Federal Trade Commission
is close to bringing an
over its dominance of the
watch in awe as U.S.
inches through the city on a giant trolley, bound for a museum. Hundreds of trees in its path are chopped down.
civilian flights over Syrian territory are banned, days after Turkey intercepted a Syrian flight that was suspected to be carrying illegal cargo.
Law and crime
Department of Health
is to investigate the decision to appoint the broadcaster
Sir James Savile
as head of a taskforce overseeing the high security
, a facility for the criminally insane, following
recent allegations of sexual abuse
. He was appointed to the position in the late 1980s.
Africa Cup of Nations
qualification match between
is abandoned due to rioting at the
Stade Leopold Senghor
Despite universal condemnation from the print media, television analysts and fans,
refuses to resign following
last night's humiliation
at the hands of
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group C
The Daily Telegraph
claim their first
in nearly forty years with an historic 3-2 win over
St Patrick's Athletic
The Irish Times
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