May 2013

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
2013
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

May 2013 was the fifth month of that common year. The month, which began on a Wednesday, ended on a Friday after 31 days.

Portal:Current events[edit]

This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from May 2013.

Armed conflicts and attacks
Business and economy
Disasters and accidents
  • Flash floods leave 16 people dead and 3 others missing in Saudi Arabia, with authorities urging citizens to avoid low-lying wadis. At least two others were killed in neighboring Oman in some of the heaviest rainfall in more than 25 years. (Al Arabiya)
  • Heavy rain and a whirlwind sweeps over eights districts and towns in Lào Cai Province, northern Vietnam, destroying 52 houses and 2 schools, ripping roofs off of 1600 houses, and damaging crops of local people. (Talkvietnam)
International relations
Law and crime
Science and technology
Armed conflicts and attacks
Business and economy
Disasters and accidents
Health and environment
International relations
Law and crime
Politics and government
Religion
Science and technology
Armed conflicts and attacks
Arts and culture
Business and economics
Disasters and accidents
Law and crime
Politics and elections
Science and technology
Armed conflicts and attacks
Arts and culture
Business and economy
  • Hundreds of protestors gather in Chinese cities to rally against planned large-scale industrial projects. (Bloomberg)
Disasters and accidents
  • A train carrying toxic flammable chemicals derails and causes a major fire near the Belgian town of Wetteren, killing two and wounding forty-nine. (BBC)
Health and environment
Law and crime
Sports
Armed conflicts and attacks
Disasters
Law and crime
Politics and elections
Science and Technology
Armed conflicts and attacks
Business and economy
Health and environment
Law and crime
Politics and elections
Armed conflicts and attacks
Art and culture
Business and economy
Disasters and accidents
Health and environment
International relations
Law and crime
Politics and elections
Science and technology
Sports
Armed conflict and attacks
Arts and culture
Disasters and accidents
International relations
Law and crime
Politics and elections
Sport
Armed conflicts and attacks
Disasters and accidents
International relations
Law and crime
Politics and elections
Sport
Armed conflict and attacks
Disasters
International relations
Law and crime
Science and technology
Armed conflicts and attacks
Business and economy
Disasters
Law and crime
Politics and elections
Sport
Armed conflicts and attacks
Disasters and accidents
Health and environment
Law and crime
Politics and elections
Religion
Science and technology
Sport
Armed conflicts and attacks
Arts and culture
Business and economy
  • Kevyn Orr, a state-appointed emergency manager of the finances of the city of Detroit, Michigan, issues a report describing the city as "clearly insolvent on a cash flow basis." (BBC)
Disasters and accidents
International relations
Law and crime
Politics and elections
Sport
Armed conflicts and attacks
Arts and culture
Business and economy
  • Greek civil servants hold a 24-hour strike after the government proposes to use emergency powers to stop striking teachers from disrupting university exams. (AP via ABC)
Disasters and accidents
Law and crime
Politics and elections
Science and technology
Armed conflicts and attacks
Arts and culture
Business and economy
Disasters and accidents
Law and crime
International relations
Politics and elections
Science and technology
Sports
Armed conflict and attacks
Arts and culture
Business and economy
Disasters and accidents
International relations
Law and crime
Science and technology
Sports
Armed conflicts and attacks
Business and economy
  • The United States government paves the way for expanded exportation of natural gas by approving a US$10 billion facility in Texas. (Reuters)
Disasters and accidents
Politics and elections
Law and crime
Science and technology
Sports
Armed conflicts and attacks
Arts and culture
Business and economy
  • One hundred thousand people march in Rome, the capital of Italy, to protest the austerity measures of the new government, demanding a new policy focus on the creation of jobs. (BBC)
Disasters and accidents
International relations
Sport
Armed conflict and attacks
  • Syrian civil war:
    • Heavy fighting is reported in Qusair, Syria, as the Syrian army launches a major counter-offensive against rebel forces. (BBC)
Arts and culture
Disasters and accidents
International relations
Law and crime
Politics
Science and technology
Sport
Armed conflicts and attacks
Disasters and accidents
Health and environment
International relations
Law and crime
Religion
Sport
Armed conflicts and attacks
Arts and culture
Disasters and accidents
International relations
Law and crime
Politics
Science and technology
Sport
Armed conflict and attacks
Disasters and accidents
  • One fourth-grade child is fatally injured, one is missing, and two others (from a St. Louis Park, Minnesota elementary school) were rescued by firefighters, after a gravel slide at St. Paul, Minnesota's Lilydale Regional Park, near the Mississippi River. The rescue effort was suspended for the night, after conditions got worse. (NBC)
International relations
Law and crime
Sport
Armed conflicts and attacks
Arts and culture
Business and economy
Disasters and accidents
Health and environment
International relations
Law and crime
  • The victim of yesterday's attack in London is confirmed to have been a serving British soldier, and named as Drummer Lee Rigby of the 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. (BBC)
  • Abdul-Baki Todashev, the father of Ibragim Todashev (the man who had confessed to the FBI the day before in Orlando, Florida, to working with Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the deceased older brother in the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, in a previously unsolved 2011 triple homicide, and subsequently while being questioned attacked an agent with a knife and was killed) claims that his son is innocent and that federal investigators are biased against Chechens and made up their case against him. (NBC)
Armed conflicts and attacks
Disasters and accidents
Health and environment
Law and crime
Politics and elections
Sport
Armed conflict and attacks
Business and economies
Disasters and accidents
International relations
Law and crime
Politics and elections
Religion
Science and technology
Sport
Armed conflict and attacks
Arts and culture
Business and economy
Disasters and accidents
Health and environment
Law and crime
Politics and elections
Sport
Armed conflicts and attacks
Art and culture
Business and economics
Health and environment
  • Seventeen people die during an H1N1 outbreak in Venezuela, and a further 250 are infected. (Reuters)
Law and crime
Politics and elections
Science and technology
Armed conflicts and attacks
Arts and culture
Business and economy
Disasters
Health
International relations
Law and crime
Armed conflicts and attacks
Arts and culture
Business and economics
Disasters and accidents
  • At least 13 people are dead and at least 20 injured following a collision between a bus and a tanker near the Indian town of Dahanu in Maharashtra state. (IBN)
Law and crime
Politics and elections
Science and technology
Sports
Armed conflicts and attacks
Arts and culture
  • Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine makes an "unpatriotic" comment on television, prompting calls for him to be removed to a "Communist country" or pursued by secretive anti-terrorism hit squads. Levine responds by tweeting dictionary definitions of words such as "joke", "humourless" and "lighthearted" but is later forced to apologise for his indiscretion. (The Guardian)
  • It is announced that Internet sensation Grumpy Cat will star in a feature-length movie. (Reuters)
Health and environment
  • There is no added benefit obtained from a double dose of Tamiflu according to a new study. (Reuters)
International relations
Law and crime
Science and technology
Sport
Armed conflicts and attacks
Business and economics
Disasters and accidents
Health and environment
International relations
Law and crime
Politics and elections
Science and technology
<< May 2013 >>
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31


 Ongoing events

Economic[edit]

Environmental[edit]

Food safety[edit]

Political[edit]

More details on ongoing conflicts below

edit sidebar

 Recent deaths

May[edit]

edit sidebar

 Ongoing conflicts

Global[edit]

Africa[edit]

Americas[edit]

Asia[edit]

Europe[edit]

Middle East[edit]

edit sidebar

 Elections

Recent: May[edit]

Upcoming: June[edit]

edit sidebar

 Trials

Recently concluded[edit]

Ongoing[edit]

Upcoming[edit]

edit sidebar

References[edit]