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Current events of
September 17, 2015
Armed conflicts and attacks
Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017)
At least 21 people are killed in multiple attacks in
with more than 70 others injured.
(Headlines & Global News)
Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen
militants parade captured
soldiers on pro-Houthi Al Masirah TV.
(AFP via Yahoo)
targeting a high-profile
leader's house. At least nine civilians are killed in the attack.
Syrian Civil War
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
claims that the
resulting in the deaths of 21 people in the rebel held town of
(AFP via France 24)
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Business and economy
United States Federal Reserve
decides to leave
at a record low.
U.S. car maker
pays $900 million fine to settle a criminal lawsuit over problems with the
in its small cars.
(AP via Yahoo! Autos)
Disasters and accidents
2015 Illapel earthquake
Thousands of people in the
sleep outside following yesterday's 8.3
earthquake as the death toll rises to 11.
Waves of up to 4.5 meters are recorded at
Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
, the U.S.
National Tsunami Warning Center
, etc., issue
advisories for Pacific Ocean coastlines.
Nearly 180 people are killed in
after an oil tanker truck veers off the road and explodes.
(Voice of America)
2015 California wildfires
The death toll rises to five in the
. Most bodies have been found in mandatory evacuation areas. The
Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office
says the majority of missing persons have been located at
shelters or evacuation centers
halts flights for 90 minutes at its
because of a computer glitch. The incident produces a cascading effect of delays throughout all US airlines.
2015 Dengue fever outbreaks
Fourteen people have died of
European migrant crisis
Seven thousand migrants arrive in
President of Croatia
placing the army on standby.
approves (372–124 with 54 abstentions) a
plan to relocate 120,000
(Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Cuba–United States relations
Along with 15 other international envoys,
diplomat Jose Ramon Cabañas Rodriguez presents his credentials to
, becoming the island's first
to the United States since 1961. The
has yet to name an ambassador to Cuba.
(AP via U.S. News & World Report)
Politics and elections
2015 Burkinabé coup d'état
The provisional government of
is overthrown in a
(The Daily Telegraph)
Coup leaders announce on national television and radio that General
is now the
head of state
of a new transitional body, the "National Council for Democracy".
(AP via Huffington Post)
(Al Jazeera America)
At least three people were killed and more than 60 injured after members of the
acted to disperse crowds
Fist-fights erupt between legislators in the
that would allow
Japan Self-Defense Forces
to fight abroad. Japan had previously sent only a small amount of troops to Iraq.
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issues a decision that bans corporate money in elections. This ruling comes as a major investigation is underway in the country on a campaign financing bribery and corruption scandal.
(Singapore Today Online)
(AP via Fox News)
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