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Portal:Current events/2015 February 11
Current events of
February 11, 2015
Armed conflicts and attacks
clashes and attacks kill at least 31 people.
Business and economy
, one of the largest chains of pharmacies in the
, announces that it is purchasing EnvisionRx, a pharmacy benefits manager, from
Disasters and accidents
The Greek Coast Guard rescues all 22 crewmen from a
that ran aground on the
during a storm in the
A 106-car pileup occurs on
, leaving two men dead and more than 65 people injured.
A court in the city of
convicts the former captain of the
, of manslaughter for his part in the ship's January 2012 sinking, and sentences him to 16 years in jail.
Yemeni Crisis (2011–present)
embassies and evacuate their staff due to terrorist activities and continued unrest.
Communist Party of China
will make his first state visit to the
War in Donbass
meet in the
for peace talks.
Law and crime
Police arrest a suspected shooter Craig Stephen Hicks for
killing a Muslim family of three
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
. Police state that the shooting was motivated by a long-standing neighbor dispute over parking.
A shooting at a wedding in
kills one and injuries one while another victim was injured by a knife.
Science and technology
launches a weather observation satellite,
Deep Space Climate Observatory
, at 6:03 p.m.
US Air Force
), but postpones making of a second
attempt to land
Falcon 9 v1.1
rocket on a
autonomous spaceport drone ship
, following the January 10 failure during the
mission. SpaceX instead, attempts a "mock" soft-landing into the Atlantic ocean
Little League Baseball
strips Chicago's Little League championship team Jackie Robinson West of their
2014 Little League World Series
US title after an investigation revealed the team had falsified boundaries to field ineligible players. The league names Mountain Ridge Little League of
, the US champion due to the vacating of Jackie Robinson West's wins.