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Current events of
August 11, 2017
Armed conflicts and attacks
Syrian Civil War
forces raid an
Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps
base in vast desert spaces of eastern
, Syria, manned by between 12 to 18 fighters, all but one of which are killed.
Arts and culture
The world's oldest man,
, who was also recognized as the oldest living
, dies at age 113 years, 330 days, in
(BBC via MSN.com)
The winners of the annual
are announced at the
75th World Science Fiction Convention
Disasters and accidents
Alexandria train collision
, killing at least 41 people and injuring at least 179.
At least 56
drown in the
while traveling from the
Horn of Africa
. Human traffickers had forced 300 people aboard two boats into the sea.
(AFP via Yahoo)
Health and medicine
Gorakhpur hospital deaths
Over the past two days, 30 children from
Baba Raghav Das Medical College
have died, allegedly due to lack of oxygen supply to the wards.
The New York Times
Cambodian Prime Minister
cross the border into
Steung Treng Province
despite repeated requests for them to leave. Hun Sen gives
a six-day ultimatum to withdraw the soldiers or face a military response.
Shortly after Peruvian President
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski
called Venezuelan President
a "dictator" in response to the
Venezuelan constitutional crisis
, Peru expels Venezuela's ambassador to Peru to protest Venezuela's recent formation of an all-powerful
that has been widely condemned as a power grab by Maduro.
Politics and elections
Kenyan general election, 2017
. Kenyatta leads
by more than 1.4 million votes. The opposition
National Super Alliance
rejects this finding as fraudulent.
Military of the United States
Because of a recent pair of deadly crashes, the
U.S. Marine Corps
will ground its flight operations for 24 hours for an operational reset. The suspensions will be spread out over the next two weeks.
The New York Times
Unite the Right rally
A white nationalist rally called "Unite the Right" takes place in
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