International Current Events - September 2014

Calendar of World Current Events – September 2014

1. Pakistan politician Imran Khan and Cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri booked under Anti-Terrorist Act as rumours of Nawaz Sharif stepping down are rife.

3. US Secretary of State John Kerry vows that the US will hold accountable those who murdered its citizens, a reference to the apparent beheading of Steven Sotloff, the second American killed by Islamic State militants (I.S.).

4. South Africa refuses visa to Dalai Lama to attend the World Summit of Nobel Peace laureates for fear of estranging China. 

5. Ukraine signs ceasefire agreement with Russia-backed rebels to end 5 months of fighting. 

6. Syrian strikes targeting a stronghold of the Islamic State kills at least 25 people.

8. The new UN Human Rights chief says that the Jihadist militants IS is intent on creating' a house of blood'.

9. 'Jihad John', the apparent killer of US journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff may have been identified, U.S, officials were quoted as saying.

10. U.S. plans to support Syria and Iraq in their fight against Islamic State, which has caught large parts of Syria and Iraq.

11. Obama orders air strikes against Islamic State in Syria.

12. South African 'blade runner' Oscar Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide and faces a potential lengthy jail term for shooting his girl-friend dead. 

13. Australian radio, at the centre of a royal call hoax that led to the suicide of Indian nurse Jetintha Saldanha, donates Aus $500,000 to her family.

14. Islamic State militants behead United Kingdom aid worker David Haines.

16. Ukraine ratifies a landmark E.U. pact; offers limited self-rule to disputed east.

17. Bangladesh's Jamaat e-Islami leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee's death sentence for "crimes against humanity" commuted to life imprisonment.

18. U.s. House of Representatives approves President Obama's plan to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels fighting against IS.

19. Britain survives the biggest challenge to its existence as 55 of Scots vote to stay with Great Britain in a referendum.

20. Pakistan opposition leader and Benazir Bhutto's son Bilawal Bhutto asserts that Pakistan "will take back Kashmir, every inch of it; External Affairs Ministry spokesman retorts that "the integrity and unity of India is non-negotiable".

21. Ashraf Ghani declared Afghanistan's next President following a power sharing deal. Abdullah Abdullah rival 
presidential candidate to nominate Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

23. The largest gathering of world leaders on Climate change opens at UN, a summit of 120 leaders hosted by UN Secretary General Ban Ki- Moon. 

29. Hong Kong democracy protesters mass in the centre of the global financial hub for a fourth night in the biggest challenge for China since Tiananmen Square crack down 25 years ago.

30. Afghanistan and the United States sign a security pact to allow US forces to remain in the country past the end of the year.

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