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Current events of
November 14, 2012
Armed conflicts and attacks
Operation Pillar of Defense
is killed in a targeted air strike carried out by the
Israel Defense Forces
Law and crime
The death of a pregnant woman from
in an Irish hospital prompts international outrage, protests and condemnation.
University College Hospital Galway
refused numerous requests from Savita Halappanavar and her family for an
on the grounds that "this is a
A 23-year-old man who accused the award-winning
of abusing him while under-age admits he lied.
John Logue, President of the
Union of Students in Ireland
, is arrested and taken from
in handcuffs after turning his back on legislators while peacefully protesting against budget cuts.
Backed by the Russian domestic security service,
Federal Security Service
, Russian president
signs a new treason law, which opponents expect him to use to silence critics and almost anyone who associates with foreigners.
Politics and elections
Protests against unemployment and austerity measures
take place across several European countries. The largest protests reportedly take place in Spain and Portugal, with smaller protests in Greece, Italy, and Belgium.
Japanese Prime Minister
announces he will dissolve the
House of Representatives
on Friday after the ruling
government and opposition
come to an agreement regarding a reduction of seats in the House.
A general election
is scheduled for December 16.
Science and technology
Astronomers announce the discovery of
, the closest known
to Earth at approximately 100 light-years away.
scores four goals in a friendly match against
, with his last coming from a 30-metre
The Irish Times
New York Daily News
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