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November 2019 Current Events: World News

Updated November 3, 2019 | 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 November 2019:

  1. Car Explosion in Syria
  2. Attack in Mali
  3. Nazi Emergency Declared in Dresden
  4. Iraq Protests Escalate
  5. Mormon Families Attacked in Mexico
  6. Iraq Protests Worsen
  7. Hong Kong Protests Escalate
  8. Bolivian President Resigns
  9. Hong Kong Protests Worsen
  10. Car Bomb in Syria
  11. Internet Blackout in Iran
  12. Protests in Colombia Turn Violent
  13. Priceless Diamonds Stolen from German Museum

Car Explosion in Syria

Syria Bombing

On November 2, there was a car bomb in a northern Syrian town that has been controlled by Turkey for the last month. The bomb left 13 people dead and many more injured. No group has claimed responsibility. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo

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Attack in Mali

Mali Attack

On November 2, Mali’s government said a terrorist attack on the Malian Armed Forces has left 53 soldiers and one civilian dead. No group has claimed responsibility. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File

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Nazi Emergency Declared in Dresden

Nazi Emergency

On November 3, the German city of Dresden declared a “Nazi Emergency” after years of extreme right activity and hate crimes. Officials are attempting to combat the growing number of extremists. (CNN)

Photo Source: DDpix.de/Landeshauptstadt Dresden via AP Images

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Iraq Protests Escalate

Iraq Protests

On November 3, protestors blocked Baghdad as the anti-government protests continued. Thousands of protestors have taken the streets since October 1, protesting to end corruption and receive better services. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Hadi Mizban

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Mormon Families Attacked in Mexico

Mexico Border Killings

On November 6, three women and six children from a Mormon community in Mexico were killed while traveling in a three car caravan. Though the families were driving together for safety reasons, authorities believe the cars were still ambushed by criminal groups. The attackers are believed to be part of the drug cartel. Over 200 shots were fired into the cars. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Matt York

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Iraq Protests Worsen

Iraq Protests

On November 10, the death toll of the Iraq protests rose to 319. The day before, security forces killed four people as they tried to push back protesters. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed

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Hong Kong Protests Escalate

Hong Kong Protests

On November 11, a protester in Hong Kong was lit on fire hours after another was shot by police. The shooting sparked public outrage, escalating the protests that are now in their fifth month. On November 15, the protests escalated yet again as a man died after being hit by a brick. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Ng Han Guan

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Bolivian President Resigns

Bolivia Protests

On November 11, after nearly a month of protests, President Evo Morales resigned after his 14-year reign. Protesters accused him of election fraud, and cheered when he announced his resignation. By November 16, at least five people died during clashes between pro-Morales and anti-Morales sides. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Juan Karita

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Hong Kong Protests Worsen

Hong Kong Protests

On November 18, protesters in Hong Kong remained trapped on the university’s campus after a clash with police lasted the whole night. Multiple protesters have been arrested. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Ng Han Guan

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Car Bomb in Syria

Syrian Bombing

On November 18, a car bomb went off in Syria, killing 15 people and injuring another 50. Authorities placed blame on Kurdish groups in the area, but no group has claimed responsibility. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Baderkhan Ahmad

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Internet Blackout in Iran

Iran Internet Blackout

On November 20, Iran reached its fourth day of internet blackout. The blackout comes after protests on raising fuel prices. This has caused international concern. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi

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Protests in Colombia Turn Violent

Colombia Protests

On November 24, a curfew was placed on citizens of Bogota after protests turned deadly. The anti-government protests come from union workers. Police immediately closed the borders and deployed tear gas. At least three protesters have died so far during the two-day ordeal. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Fernando Vergara

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Priceless Diamonds Stolen from German Museum

Green Vault

On November 25, thieves stole three jewelry sets from the Dresden Green Vault in Germany. The thieves stole three out of ten diamond sets with 37 pieces each, but officials refuse to release more specific descriptions. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Jens Meyer

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