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Current events of
May 15, 2013
Armed conflicts and attacks
Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal)
Gunmen using silenced weapons attack at least nine
, killing twelve people.
Thirty-five people, including three police officers, are killed in bomb attacks in
sections of Baghdad and parts of northern Iraq.
Syrian civil war
Rebel fighters launch a massive assault on a prison in
northern city of
A rebel attack on army positions in the eastern
Democratic Republic of the Congo
leaves at least 31 people dead, including 23
Arts and culture
graphic designer Richard Swanson dies after being struck by a pickup truck in
while attempting to dribble a soccer ball all the way to
to raise money for charity.
(AP via National Public Radio)
2013 Cannes Film Festival
opens with a showing of
The Great Gatsby
Plans for a £200m fifteen year expansion of Britain's
are turned down by the local authority that oversees the area where the studios are situated.
Business and economy
A man who found what he believes to be the secret recipe for
at an estate sale sells the instructions on
records its sixth straight quarter of recession with
all recording negative growth and
Bank of England
upgrades its forecast for the
, and says that
will fall faster than previously predicted.
Disasters and accidents
prepare for the arrival of
, which has already killed at least seven people and displaced nearly 4,000 in
A tornado hits
, killing several people and injuring at least 100.
Law and crime
The jury in the
last week quickly decide that she should either face the
life in prison without parole
during the penalty phase of trial.
According to the
, no evidence has yet been found that a bomb blast was responsible for the April
West Fertilizer Company explosion
that killed fifteen people in
, and four other nations join the
with observer status.
The New York Times
United Nations General Assembly
passes a resolution condemning the
government for human rights violations.
Politics and elections
Steven Miller, the acting commissioner of the
Internal Revenue Service
, resigns amidst pressure from the fallout surrounding the
agency's targeting of Tea Party
Los Angeles Times
House of Commons
, an amendment to last Wednesday's
expressing regret that it did not contain legislation for a referendum on
membership is defeated 277–131.
Science and technology
In a study published in
University of Oregon
researchers describe the first creation of human
suffers a critical hardware failure, possibly putting an end to its planet hunting mission.
New fossils provide evidence on the evolutionary split between
Design & Trend
New evidence suggests that
's glaciers are melting.
Scientists release pictures of what they believe the lost city of
la Ciudad Blanca
A new study finds that the
white blood cell
levels in men decrease faster during aging than in women, possibly providing one clue as to why women have longer average lifespans.
's Board of Governors votes against allowing the
basketball franchise to move to
In horse racing,
draws the rail for the
In association football,
UEFA Europa League