Portal:Current events/2012 December 17

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Armed conflicts and attacks
Arts and culture
Disasters and accidents
  • Cyclone Evan hits Fiji with winds as high as 230 km/h, amid reports of flooding and structural damage at resorts and private homes. More than 8,000 people spend the storm in emergency shelters, including many foreign tourists. (Reuters) (AAP via SBS)
  • At least 18 people drown after an overloaded boat sinks north of Benin's commercial capital Cotonou. (Reuters)
  • At least 4 people are killed and 8 others injured as a gas explosion ripped through a residential building in Kharkiv, Ukraine. (Xinhua)
International relations
Law and crime
Politics and elections
Science and technology