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World November 2013

November 2013 World Current Affairs – Get latest Current Affairs of November 2013 month and Major International Events happened in November 2013.

The bodies of 18 people kidnapped hours earlier by a group of men wearing military uniforms were found just north of Baghdad on Friday. — More on November 30,

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake on Thursday rattled the southern coastal region of Bushehr, where Iran has its sole nuclear power plant. — More on November 29,

The senior most judge of the Supreme Court after Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani has been appointed new Chief Justice of Pakistan. — More on November 28,

Bangladesh’s opposition blocked roads, railways and waterways on Tuesday to protest government plans to hold a general election on Jan. 5, the latest turn in a violent political crisis that has paralyzed the country. — More on November 27,

Bangladesh’s poll panel on Monday announced that the general election would be held on January 5,triggering protests by activists of the main opposition BNP which called a 48-hour nationwide transport blockade from Tuesday. — More on November 26,

Australia’s Jason Day fended off Danish challenger Thomas Bjorn and rode an emotional wave of crowd support to win the World Cup of Golf by two strokes at Royal Melbourne on Sunday — More on November 25,

The entire board of the controversial Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission has resigned in order to facilitate the re-structuring of JADCO,the minister with responsibility for sport said on Friday. — More on November 24,

All but one of the 30 people arrested following a Greenpeace protest against oil drilling in the Arctic were freed on bail on Friday after spending more than two months in Russian jails. — More on November 23,

The US Senate Banking Committee on Thursday approved Janet Yellens nomination to become the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve,sending it to the full Senate for a final vote. — More on November 22,

David Cameron on Tuesday became the first British PM to call an Iranian president in more than a decade. Cameron spoke to Hassan Rouhani by telephone on Tuesday afternoon ahead of negotiations over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions in Geneva this week. — More on November 21,

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has signed a legislation banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone under age 21. — More on November 20,

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono recalled his ambassador from Australia on Monday and ordered a review of bilateral cooperation following reports that an Australian security agency attempted to listen to his cellphone in 2009. — More on November 19,

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has announced that London will become one of the first cities to have its own web domain .london from the summer of 2014. — More on November 18,

Nigeria became the first African country to qualify for next year’s World Cup finals after a 2-0 home win over Ethiopia in their playoff in Calabar on Saturday. — More on November 17,

Mohamed Waheed has stepped down as President of the Maldives on the eve of the second round of the controversy-ridden presidential polls and left the country. — More on November 16,

Turkish female lawmakers will now be able to enter the General Assembly meetings wearing trousers, after a controversial prohibition was lifted in the sequel to the removal of the ban on headscarves. — More on November 15,

Francis Bacon’s three-paneled painting ” Three Studies of Lucian Freud” became the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction on Tuesday when it soared to $142.4 million at Christie’s. — More on November 14,

The prime minister of Mauritius announced on Tuesday he would stay away from this week’s Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka because of the host’s poor human rights record. — More on November 13,

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi will be out for between six and eight weeks with a hamstring injury, the La Liga leaders said on Monday. — More on November 12,

An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 5.5 shook eastern Japan,including the capital Tokyo,on Sunday morning,but there were no immediate reports of damage and no irregularities at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant. — More on November 11,

A US-based popular basketball team, Sacramento King,has launched a Hindi version of its website to reach out to the large Hindi-speaking audience in India and in turn popularize the game in the country. — More on November 10,

One of the strongest storms on record slammed into the central Philippines, killing more than 100 people whose bodies lay in the streets of one of the hardest-hit cities, an official said Saturday. — More on November 9,

A bill banning workplace discrimination against gay and transgender people has passed the US Senate with significant cross-party support. The Senate voted 64-32 to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, with 10 Republicans voting in favour. — More on November 8,

Britain on Wednesday announced a passport pass back pilot scheme in southern India which would allow applicants to keep passports while their visa is being processed. — More on November 7,

Ending a five-year hiatus, India and China today began a joint anti-terrorism military exercise, less than a fortnight after the two countries inked a comprehensive pact to avert recurring border stand-offs. — More on November 6,

A Pakistani court on Monday granted bail to ex-President Pervez Musharraf in a case related to the killing of a cleric and his mother following a military raid on Islamabads Lal Masjid in 2007. — More on November 5,

Novak Djokovic beat defending champion David Ferrer of Spain 7-5,7-5 to win the Paris Masters on Sunday and keep alive his hopes of reclaiming the world No.1 spot by the end of the year. — More on November 4,

An Aerocon turboprop with 18 people on board crashed in northern Bolivia, killing eight and leaving the other 10 people injured, the airline said. — More on November 3,

Germany on Friday became the first European country to allow babies born with characteristics of both sexes to be registered as neither male nor female, but advocates called for broader reforms. — More on November 2,

The head of Hitlers Gestapo secret police and organizers of the Holocaust, Heinrich Mueller,was buried in a Jewish cemetery in Berlin in 1945, a German newspaper reported. — More on November 1,

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