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July 2018 Current Events: World News

Updated July 3, 2018 | Infoplease Staff

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The world is a very busy place, and it's hard to stay on top of everything. Infoplease has got you covered. Here are the world news events you need to know so far for July 2018:

  1. Bus Crash in India
  2. Medics Reach Boys Trapped in Cave
  3. Two More Poisoned by Nerve Agent
  4. Firework Blast Kills 19 in Mexico City
  5. First Boys Emerge from the Thai Cave
  6. All Rescued from the Thai Cave
  7. Attack in Afghan City of Jalalabad
  8. Train Derails in Egypt
  9. Bomb Attack on Pakistan Election Rally
  10. Cuba to Recognize Private Property
  11. Haiti Prime Minister Resigns
  12. Gunmen Attack Mali Village
  13. Protests Spread in Iraq
  14. Buildings Collapse in Delhi
  15. Bomb Explosions in Iraq
  16. Shooting in Toronto
  17. Mosque Bombing in Nigeria
  18. Dam Collapse in Laos
  19. Bomb Attack in Pakistan
  20. Suicide Attacks Throughout Syria
  21. Bomb Explosion in Philippines
  22. Attack in Jalalabad

Bus Crash in India

India Bus Crash

On July 1, an overcrowded bus in India fell into a ravine, killing 48 people and wounding 11 more. The bus was carrying nearly twice the limit of passengers. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool

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Medics Reach Boys Trapped in Cave

Thai Cave

On July 3, medics reached the 12 soccer players and their coach in the Thai cave. The team was given food and medical assistance after going ten days without it. Rescuers are still attempting to brainstorm the best way out of the cave. Rain is in the forecast, creating a possibility of flooding. (BBC)

Photo Source: Krit Promsakla Na Sakolnakorn/Thai News Pix via AP

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Two More Poisoned by Nerve Agent

Nerve Agent

On July 4, it was announced that the two people found unconscious in London days before had been exposed to the same nerve agent used on the ex-Russian spy in March. The attack is still under investigation. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Matt Dunham

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Firework Blast Kills 19 in Mexico City

Mexico City Fireworks

On July 4, two firework workshop explosions killed 19 people and injured dozens more. Sales and manufacturing of fireworks in the area have been suspended. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Moises Castillo

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First Boys Emerge from the Thai Cave

Thai Cave

On July 8, 4 of the 12 boys trapped in the cave in Thailand emerged. The operation is on hold to refill the oxygen tanks, but will continue. The authorities are still racing against the rains. The rescued boys appear to have no critical injuries, but have been taken to a hospital. (CNN)

Photo Source: Royal Thai Navy via AP

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All Rescued from the Thai Cave

Thai Cave

On July 10, the remaining boys and coach left in the cave were rescued. All are currently recovering in a hospital, as parents are finally allowed to visit their children. Officials say the boys will most likely be quarantined due to their weakened immune systems. (CNN)

Photo Source: Thailand's Ministry of Health and the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP

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Attack in Afghan City of Jalalabad

Jalalabad

On July 11, gunmen attacked an education department office in Jalalabad. The attack led to a four hour standoff with security forces and left ten people dead. This is the third major attack in less than two weeks in Jalalabad. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo

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Train Derails in Egypt

On July 13, a train derailed in Egypt, injuring at least 58 people. Most of the injuries are minor. (Reuters)

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Bomb Attack on Pakistan Election Rally

Pakistan Election Rally

On July 13, a suicide bomber killed 128 people and wounded over 150 at a Pakistani election rally. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary

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Cuba to Recognize Private Property

Cuba Constitution

On July 15, it was announced that Cuba will officially recognize private property under the new constitution. The new constitution is expected to be approved next week. (BBC)

Photo Source: Adalberto Roque/Pool via AP, File

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Haiti Prime Minister Resigns

Jack Guy Lafontant

On July 15, days after violent protests regarding the rise in fuel prices, Haiti?s Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned. At least four people died during the protests. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery

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Gunmen Attack Mali Village

On July 16, 14 civilians died in a Mali village after gunmen attacked. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. (Reuters)

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Protests Spread in Iraq

Iraq Protests

On July 17, protests in Iraq spread, leaving 8 people dead and dozens more injured. The protests began in Basra over unemployment and lack of basic services. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Hadi Mizban

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Buildings Collapse in Delhi

New Delhi Building Collapse

On July 17, an apartment block in New Delhi collapsed into a nearby building, killing three people. Rescuers are still looking for survivors. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Dar Yasin

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Bomb Explosions in Iraq

Bomb Explosion in Iraq

On July 18, sever bombs exploded in Kirkuk, wounding 11 people. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Emad Matti

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Shooting in Toronto

On July 22, a gunman opened fire in Toronto, killing 2 people and injuring 12 others. The gunman has been reported dead, though it is not clear whether it was from a self-inflicted wound or from police. A motive for the attack has not been identified. (CNN)

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Mosque Bombing in Nigeria

On July 23, 8 people were killed after a bomb went off in a Nigerian mosque. Seven other people have been injured by the suicide bomb. So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack. (CNN)

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Dam Collapse in Laos

Laos

On July 24, a dam collapsed in Laos, stranding 3,000 people in nearby villages. At least 19 people died from the flooding, but rescuers have safely removed the 3,000 who were stranded. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Hau Dinh

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Bomb Attack in Pakistan

Pakistan

On July 25, a suicide bomber detonated a bomb outside a polling station in Quetta. The explosion left at least 31 people dead. There have been minor attacks elsewhere throughout the country as people try to vote. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Anjum Naveed

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Suicide Attacks Throughout Syria

Syria

On July 25, various suicide bombers and gun attacks in southern Syria left over 50 people dead. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Ariel Schalit

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Bomb Explosion in Philippines

Philippines

On July 30, 11 people died after a bomb exploded in a van in southern Philippines. The attack took place at a military checkpoint and the Islamic State has claimed responsibility. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Christine Garcia

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Attack in Jalalabad

On July 31, suicide bombers and gunmen attacked a government building in Jalalabad, killing 15 people. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. (BBC)

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