September 2019 Current Events: World News

Updated September 25, 2021 | 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 September 2019:

  1. Students Boycott Class in Hong Kong
  2. Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa
  3. Shooting in Dordrecht
  4. Double Bomb Attack in Afghanistan
  5. Spain to Hold Fourth Election
  6. 40 Die at Afghan Wedding
  7. Violent Protests in Indonesia
  8. Fire at Refugee Camp

Students Boycott Class in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Protests

On September 2, the protests in Hong Kong continued, as students boycotted the first day of classes. Thousands of secondary school and university students chose not to show up for the first day of classes. The decision comes after one of the most violent weekends in this months long protest. On September 4, the leader of Hong Kong announced that she would withdraw the extradition bill. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Kin Cheung

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Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa

South Africa Attacks

On September 3, there was looting and attacks on foreign-owned businesses in South Africa. The president has announced he is hoping for arrests to be made in regards to these attacks. Since the attacks began on September 1, five people have died. It appears that Nigerians are the main target of these attacks. (CNN)

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Shooting in Dordrecht

Dutch Shooting

On September 9, three people died after a shooting in the Dutch city of Dordrecht. Another person was seriously injured during the shooting. Police don’t have much information but they do not suspect terrorism. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Peter Dejong

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Double Bomb Attack in Afghanistan

Afghanistan Bombings

On September 17, there were two separate suicide bomb attacks in Afghanistan, killing at least 48 people. The first bomber targeted an election rally. The Taliban has claimed responsibility. The second bomb went off near the US embassy, but no group has claimed responsibility. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi

Spain to Hold Fourth Election

Spain Elections

On September 17, Spain’s Prime Minister announced that he did not get enough support from parliament and Spain will have its fourth election in four years. The election is expected to take place in November. (BBC)

Photo Source: Ballesteros, Pool photo via AP

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40 Die at Afghan Wedding

Afghan Wedding

On September 22, Afghan military forces attacked a Taliban hideout, accidentally killing 40 people who were attending a wedding next door. The government plans to investigate the incident. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Ahmad Wali Sarhadi

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Violent Protests in Indonesia

indonesia Protests

On September 24, protests in Indonesia turned violent, leading to the death of 27 people. The protests were reportedly triggered by a teacher’s racist comments, leading to hundreds of high school students setting fire to nearby buildings. Police have called this allegation a hoax, as West Papua has faced rising violence since August. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Rivo Andries

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Fire at Refugee Camp

Greece Migrants

On September 30, a refugee camp on the Greek island Lesbos caught fire, killing 1 person. The overcrowded camp began to riot and clash with police after the fire. There are conflicting versions of the events. (CNN)

Photo Source: InTime News via AP

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