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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in November 2013.
The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on November 2013: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 2013?


Events

  • 01 Nov 2013 Syrian civil war:: Israeli aircraft carry out a strike near the Syrian coastal city of Latakia targeting Russian-made S-125 air defense missiles allegedly intended for use by the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. (BBC)
  • 02 Nov 2013 Two French journalists working for RFI are kidnapped and killed in the town of Kidal in northern Mali. (BBC)
  • 03 Nov 2013 An overcrowded ferry with 200 passengers on board sinks off Pattaya, Thailand, killing at least six people. (BBC)
  • 04 Nov 2013 Syria civil war:: Colonel Abdul Jabbar Akaidi, top rebel leader and chief recipient of U.S. aid, quits his position blaming recent losses on rebel infighting. (Washington Post)
  • 05 Nov 2013 Post-civil war violence in Libya:: Rival militias battle each other in firefights on the streets of Tripoli. No deaths are reported despite the use of rocket-propelled grenades and anti-aircraft artillery by the combatants. (Reuters)
  • 06 Nov 2013 Syrian civil war:: A bomb explodes in the center of the capital, Damascus, killing at least 8 people and injuring more than 50 others. (BBC)A suicide bomber kills 8 people and injures 41 others in an attack against an intelligence building in the southern city of As-Suwayda. Among those killed is a Syrian Air Force major. (Reuters)
  • 07 Nov 2013 War in North-West Pakistan:: The Pakistani Taliban names Maulana Fazlullah as its new leader six days after Hakimullah Mehsud was killed in a drone attack in North Waziristan. (BBC)
  • 08 Nov 2013 Somali Civil War (2009–present):: At least 11 people are killed in the Somalian capital Mogadishu after a bomb explodes in a carpark. (AFP via Yahoo News Australia)
  • 09 Nov 2013 A gunman kills eight people in a bar in the Colombian city of Cali. (Reuters)
  • 10 Nov 2013 Typhoon Haiyan:: Philippines: A Philippines police official estimates that 10,000 people have died in the central province of Leyte. (Weatherzone Australia)Vietnam: 600,000 civilians have been evacuated. (Bangkok Post)
  • 11 Nov 2013 A general strike in Nepal against next week's election shuts down schools, markets and industries. (AP via New Zealand Herald)
  • 12 Nov 2013 Two people are killed and five others injured when a bomb explodes in Bedfordview, South Africa, near the Eastgate shopping mall. (SAPA via News24)
  • 13 Nov 2013 Syria civil war:: Syrian army retakes strategically important Damascus suburb of Hujaira from the rebels. (Reuters)Four Palestinians are killed in a bombing attack at the Yarmouk refugee camp. (Maan News)Syrian Kurds announce transitional autonomous authority amidst fighting with rebels. (BBC)
  • 14 Nov 2013 Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal):: 39 people are killed in Iraq in attacks against Shiites Muslims. (Daily Star)
  • 15 Nov 2013 Syrian civil war:: North Korea denies giving military aid to Syria. (Al Jazeera)Hezbollah vows to keep fighters in Syria. (News.com)Albania says it will not allow the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons on its soil after days of protests. (BBC)
  • 16 Nov 2013 Syrian civil war:: The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons agrees to a Syria arsenal destruction plan. (The Australian)
  • 17 Nov 2013 Post-civil war violence in Libya:: Libya's deputy intelligence chief Mustafa Noah is kidnapped outside Tripoli airport. (Reuters)
  • 18 Nov 2013 A gunman attacks the offices of the newspaper Libération and the bank Société Générale in Paris, three days after attacking the offices of the news channel BFM TV. (BBC)
  • 19 Nov 2013 Syrian civil war spillover in Lebanon, Iranian embassy bombings:: Two suicide bombers target the Iranian embassy in the Lebanese capital Beirut killing at least 23 people. (Reuters via ABC News Australia)An Al Qaeda-linked group known as the Abdullah Azzam Brigades claims responsibility for the attacks. (Daily News Egypt) (France 24)
  • 20 Nov 2013 War in North-West Pakistan:: A Taliban suicide bomber kills two Pakistan Army soldiers in the North Waziristan tribal district. (The Express Tribune)
  • 21 Nov 2013 Drone attacks in Pakistan:: Pakistani officials claim that an American drone strike on an Islamic seminary has killed six people, including two Afghan Taliban leaders and a leader of the Haqqani network. (AP)
  • 22 Nov 2013 Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal):: 23 people are killed in bombing and shootings in Iraq. (Reuters)
  • 23 Nov 2013 Syrian civil war:: Syrian government air strikes around the northern Syrian city of Aleppo kill 40 people. (Reuters)
  • 24 Nov 2013 War in North-West Pakistan:: Three people are killed in explosions in northwest Pakistan. (PTI via Business Standard)
  • 25 Nov 2013 Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal):: Two bombs exploded outside a cafe in Baghdad in the district of Sadriya, home to mainly Shiite Muslims, killing at least 17 and wounding 37. (Reuters)
  • 26 Nov 2013 Central African Republic conflict (2012–13):: France announces that it plans to intervene in the conflict in the Central African Republic. (Bloomberg)
  • 27 Nov 2013 Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal):: 33 people are killed in bombings and shootings across Iraq. (BBC)
  • 28 Nov 2013 Syrian civil war:: Syrian Army forces capture Deir Atiyah while rebels capture Otayba. (AFP) (Daily Star) (ABC)Three million people are now refugees from the conflict, as estimated by the United Nations. (SBS)One Syrian is killed and nine others injured in mortar shelling of the Russian embassy in Damascus. (Reuters)The US offers to destroy Syria chemical weapons at sea using the US Navy auxiliary vessel MV Cape Ray . (BBC) (One News)
  • 29 Nov 2013 Chief of Army Staff (Pakistan): Genral Raheel Sharif took over the command of army chief of Pakistan Army.(New Army Chief - Dawn News)
  • 30 Nov 2013 Syrian civil war spillover in Lebanon:: Six people are killed in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli on Saturday in exchanges of fire between neighborhoods which support rival sides in Syria's civil war. (Reuters)

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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Royals
  2. - Roar
  3. - Wrecking Ball
  4. - The Monster
  5. - Wake Me Up!

Movies

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

Country: United States of America

Schindler's List

Schindler's List

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall

Country: United States of America

Oldboy

Oldboy

Directed by: Chan-wook Park

Starring: Min-sik Choi, Ji-tae Yu, Hye-jeong Kang, Dae-han Ji

Country: United States of America

Scarface

Scarface

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Country: United States of America

Ardh Satya

Ardh Satya

Directed by: Govind Nihalani

Starring: Om Puri, Smita Patil, Amrish Puri, Shafi Inamdar

Books

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A Cruel And Shocking Act by Philip Shenon

A Cruel And Shocking Act

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A groundbreaking, explosive account of the Kennedy assassination that will rewrite the history of the 20th century's most controversial murder investigationThe questions have haunted our nation for half a century: Was

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch

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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE"The Goldfinch is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind....Donna

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief

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The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.It

Fifteen Minutes by Karen Kingsbury

Fifteen Minutes

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury, known for her “signature mix of melodrama, formula, and genuine emotional punch” (Publishers Weekly), a dramatic story about character, compromise, and

Revealed by P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Revealed

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Revealed is the spellbinding eleventh and penultimate installment in the #1 New York Times bestselling vampyre series by PC and Kristin Cast.Drastically altered after her fall at the end of Hidden, Neferet is now more dangerous than ever―and her quest …