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September 2018 Current Events: World News

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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 September 2018:

  1. Brazil’s National Museum Catches on Fire
  2. Gay Sex Ban in India Thrown Out
  3. Election Chaos in Brazil
  4. Knife Attack in Paris
  5. Chile Approves Transgender Law
  6. France to Work on Poverty
  7. Iraq’s Parliament Breaks Deadlock
  8. Needles Found in Strawberries
  9. Former Malaysian Prime Minister Charged with Corruption
  10. March in Warsaw
  11. Tanzanian Ferry Capsizes
  12. Attack on Iran Military Parade
  13. Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Swiss Crew
  14. Haddad ahead of Bolsonaro in Brazil
  15. Buhari Nominated for Re-election in Nigeria

Brazil’s National Museum Catches on Fire

Brazil Fire

On September 3, a fire at the National Museum in Brazil left the building gutted and destroyed thousands of artifacts. Protestors have flooded the streets after the cause of the fire was linked allegedly to government cuts that left the building without the necessary funding for maintenance. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo

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Gay Sex Ban in India Thrown Out

India Gay Rights

On September 5, India’s top court threw out the ban on gay sex, which many people celebrated. Many activists hope this ruling helps surrounding countries do the same, but challenges are expected to rise. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi

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Election Chaos in Brazil

Brazil Election

On September 7, Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s frontrunner in the presidential election, was stabbed. He is in stable condition after being rushed to the hospital, but the wound is still critical. The stabbing has made an already unsure election even more tense. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Andre Penner

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Knife Attack in Paris

Paris Knife Attack

On September 9, police arrested a man who wounded 7 people with a knife in Paris. The attack is not thought to be linked to terrorism. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Thibault Camus

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Chile Approves Transgender Law

Chile Transgender Law

On September 12, Chile approved a law that allows people over the age of 14 to change their name and gender on official documents. The president now has 30 days to enter or reject this new law. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Esteban Felix

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France to Work on Poverty

France Poverty

On September 13, it was announced that in order to fight poverty, France’s government plans to spend 8 billion euros. The plan is meant to be spread over four years, according to President Emmanuel Macron. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Michel Euler, Pool

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Iraq’s Parliament Breaks Deadlock

Iraq Parliament

On September 15, Mohammed al-Halbousi, a Sunni lawmaker, was elected by the Iraq parliament to be speaker. Parliament’s decision is one of many towards creating a new government.

Photo Source: AP Photo

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Needles Found in Strawberries

Strawberry Needles

On September 17, two more Australian states announced that they found needles in the strawberries. The health scare has caused various grocery stores to recall brands. There has been a $70,000 reward posted for information. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Frank Augstein

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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Charged with Corruption

PM Najib

On September 20, Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Najib was charged with over 25 corruption charges. The allegations state that Najib stole over $681 million from the public. The former Prime Minister maintains his innocence. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Yam G-Jun

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March in Warsaw

March in Warsaw

On September 22, thousands of people marched in Warsaw, demanding higher public sector pay. The march puts pressure on the Law and Justice government, who has an election coming up in October. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Alik Keplicz

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Tanzanian Ferry Capsizes

Tanzanian Ferry

On September 22, an overcrowded Tanzanian ferry capsized in Lake Victoria. So far, rescuers have only found one survivor. At least 218 deaths have been confirmed. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Andrew Kasuku

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Attack on Iran Military Parade

Iran Military Parade

On September 22, a shooter attacked parade goers in southwestern Iran. So far, the death toll has reached 24, most of whom were in the military. The attack is still under investigation. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi

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Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Swiss Crew

Nigerian Pirates

On September 23, 12 crew members aboard a Swiss cargo ship were kidnapped by Nigerian pirates. Specialists are currently headed over to resolve the issue, but much of the information on the attack is still unknown. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, file

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Haddad ahead of Bolsonaro in Brazil

Haddad

On September 28, a recent poll revealed that Brazil’s far-right candidate, Bolsonaro, is losing to the left’s candidate, Haddad, in the presidential run. So far, no candidate holds the majority of the vote, which means there will be another vote on October 7. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Leo Correa

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Buhari Nominated for Re-election in Nigeria

Buhari

On September 29, President Buhari was nominated for re-election in 2019 by Nigeria’s ruling party. His opponent has yet to be nominated. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Olamikan Gbemiga

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