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Current events of
March 13, 2016
Armed conflicts and attacks
March 2016 Ankara bombing
An explosion occurs in central
, with at least 34 people killed and 125 wounded.
Turkey–PKK conflict (2015–present)
in the town of
on the border with
prepare an offensive against the
2016 Grand-Bassam shootings
Gunmen attack two hotels in the
. At least 15 people are reportedly killed. Witnesses claim the attackers shouted "
" ("God is [the] greatest") during the gunfire.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb
(AQIM) claim responsibility for the attack.
Syrian Civil War
Second Battle of Maarat al-Nu'man
affiliate, assaults the
Free Syrian Army's
13th Division in
, killing seven FSA fighters with 40 captured. The
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
says Nusra seized
, and other arms from the U.S.-backed division.
(AP via ABC News)
Disasters and accidents
Five people are dead after a building collapses in the
caused by heavy rain.
Heavy rain in
has led to fifteen deaths in two days including at least eight deaths in a
collapse in the
Orakzai Tribal Area
(AP via Fox News)
Six people have been killed in
, with two
fishermen missing, in this week's flooding in the
America's Deep South
. More than 24 inches of rain has fallen in some of the hardest-hit areas with more rain today that is expected to lead to additional flooding later this week.
Pacific Northwest windstorm
, killing at least one person, leaving 300,000 residents without power, and closing several bridges.
crashes into a market in the
, killing all four aboard the plane and injuring three others. (Another report states seven were killed with 15 injured). The plane was flying from
Santa Ana del Yacuma
to departmental capital
(AP via ABC News)
bans the recruitment of foreign workers after protests over plans to recruit 1.5 million people from
People's Liberation Army
(PLA) will be deployed in
to protect the
China–Pakistan Economic Corridor
that connects the Chinese-operated
has voiced concern about the planned move.
has apparently lost contact with one of its
. The U.S. was watching the sub off North Korea's
when it vanished earlier this week. Officials are unsure whether the missing vessel is
Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Indonesian Foreign Minister
from entering the
to meet with
. The Israeli spokesman would not comment. Israel and
do not have formal diplomatic relations.
The Washington Post
Law and crime
Israeli Defence Forces
detain prominent businessman
, once a close adviser to
and included in the
sanctions list, on suspicion of large-scale
(Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
Politics and elections
Elections in Germany
Regional elections take place in the
with the governing
Christian Democratic Union
performing poorly, the centre-left
Social Democratic Party of Germany
winning in Rhineland-Palatinate, and the anti-immigrant
Alternative for Germany
performing well in all three states.
International Business Times
Hundreds of thousands in
major cities, some estimates say more than 3 million people, protest the weak economy and
, and call for
President Dilma Rousseff's
2016 Six Nations Championship
2015–16 Ligue 1
win the title with eight games to spare, after a 9–0 win at
2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season
The field of 68 teams for the
is the top overall seed, with
rounding out the #1 seeds. In a minor controversy, the entire bracket is leaked during the selection show, several minutes before the South and West Regions are officially announced.
(ESPN, overall field)
(ESPN, bracket leak)
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