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September 2017 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 2017:

  1. Kenyan Court Voids Election Results
  2. South Korea and U.S. Revise Defense Treaty
  3. Cambodian Government Cracks Down on Media and Opposition
  4. North Korea Conducts Historic Nuclear Test
  5. Catalonia Begins Bid for Independence
  6. The Philippines Suspends Trade with North Korea
  7. Myanmar Government Rejects ARSA Proposal
  8. 30 Injured in Train Collision
  9. Suspected Russian Airstrike in Syria
  10. Senator Hontiveros Calls for Aguirre Resignation
  11. Norwegian Prime Minister Re-elected
  12. 3 Dead in Kabul Bombing
  13. Paris to Host 2024 Summer Olympics
  14. Multiple ISIL Attacks near Nasiriya
  15. 23 Dead in Kuala Lumpur School Fire
  16. 30 Injured in London Bombing

Kenyan Court Voids Election Results

President Uhuru Kenyatta

On Sep. 1, following intense scrutiny of last month's elections, the Supreme Court of Kenya motions to discount the results of the previous election. Watchdog groups estimated that over a million votes were fraudulent or tampered. The court called for a new election to take place in the coming weeks, to the vexation of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his supporters, who had seemingly eked out a close victory. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Ben Curtis

South Korea and U.S. Revise Defense Treaty

Chilean government building

On Sep. 1, the governments of South Korea and the United States meet to discuss South Korea's missile systems in light of recent aggression from the DPRK. They reach an agreement to lift restrictions on South Korean ballistics, raising the limits on range and capacity for Korean missiles. President Moon Jae-in maintains his policy of detente with the North, but welcomes the expanded strategic flexibility. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Lee Jin-man

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Cambodian Government Cracks Down on Media and Opposition

Cambodia Daily Final Issue

On Sep. 2, the leader of the Cambodian opposition, Kem Sokha, is arrested on charges of treason. The arrest comes amidst a widespread crackdown against the government's political opponents in the legislature and the media. Two days later the widely read Cambodia Daily publishes a final story about Sokha's arrest, before announcing its closure in the face of government claims that the paper owes several million in back taxes. (AFP)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Heng Sinith

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North Korea Conducts Historic Nuclear Test

Kim Jong-un Announces H-Bomb Test

On Sep. 3, the North Korean government announces that they have successfully tested a hydrogen bomb that can be mounted on an intercontinental ballistic missile. The bomb causes tremors for a significant distance, and the seismic readings lead experts to estimate the bomb to have a yield around 120 kilotons. This is one of the largest nuclear devices ever detonated. The bombs dropped on Japan had around 45 kilotons together. (Reuters)

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Catalonia Begins Bid for Independence

Independence Marchers in Barcelona

On Sep. 6, the parliament of Catalonia approves a call for a referendum on Catalonian independence from Spain, following presentations from pro-independence advocates. The president of Spain urges that the government in Barcelona ignore the bill, but many expect that parliament will vote in favor of separating from the rest of the country. Many in Catalonia, a region whose primary language is not Spanish, feel that their interests are not represented in the Cortes Generals, the legislature of Spain. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti

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The Philippines Suspends Trade with North Korea

Philippines Foreign Affair Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano

On September 8, the Philippines suspends trade with North Korea to comply with U.N. resolution over the country’s recent missile tests. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Aaron Favita

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Myanmar Government Rejects ARSA Proposal

Spokesperson for Myanmar- Zaw Htay

The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army announced on September 8 that it would pause "offensive military operations" until October 9, so aid groups could assist Rohingya refugees. The Myanmar government rejected a proposed ceasefire on September 11. (CNN)

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30 Injured After Train Collision

Train in Andermatt

On September 9, 30 people were injured after two trains collided in Andermatt, a mountain town in the canton of Uri, Switzerland. (Independent)

Photo Source: 123rf/Valery Shanin

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Suspected Russian Airstrike in Syria

River Euphrates

According to the BBC, approximately 34 civilians--including 9 children--have been killed from September 10-12 along the River Euphrates in Syria, in what is suspected to be Russian airstrikes. These reports have not been verified by the Russian government. (BBC)

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Senator Hontiveros Calls for Aguirre Resignation

Protesters in support of Senator Hontiveros

On September 11, Senator Risa Hontiveros called for the resignation of Philippine Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre, whom she accused of plotting to file a lawsuit against her. (Inquirer)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Bullit Marquez

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Norwegian Prime Minister Re-elected

Erna Solberg

Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, won another term in office with a victory for her centre-right coalition in the country’s general election on September 12. The victory marks the first time a centre-right government had been returned to power in the country since 1985. (TheWeek)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Markus Schreiber

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3 Dead in Kabul Bombing

Kabul cricket match

On September 13, a suicide bomb killed three people outside a cricket stadium in Kabul, Afghanistan. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Rahmat Gul

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Paris to Host 2024 Summer Olympics

The International Olympic Committee meeting

On September 13, the International Olympic Committee announced Paris would host the 2024 Summer Olympic games. The committee also announced Los Angeles would host the 2028 summer games. (LA Times)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Sebastien Nogier

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Multiple ISIL Attacks near Nasiriya

Map of Iraq

Members of ISIL staged multiple attacks near Nasiriyah in the southern Dhi Qar Governorate on September 14, killing at least 50 people and injuring 87 others. (BBC)

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23 Dead in Kuala Lumpur School Fire

The city mourning the death of those teenage boys

A fire at an Islamic boarding school in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur killed at least 23 people on September 14, most of them teenage boys who cried for help from barred windows, witnesses said. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Daniel Chan

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30 Injured in London Bombing

Parsons Green train in London

On September 15, a homemade bomb exploded at the Parsons Green train station in London. 30 people were injured in the attack. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Kristy Wigglesworth

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