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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in November 2016.
The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Theresa May (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on November 2016: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 2016?


Events

  • 01 Nov 2016 Battle of Mosul (2016): United Nations Human Rights Council spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani says ISIL militants killed 40 former Iraqi Security Forces members and threw their bodies in the Tigris river near Mosul on Saturday. (Reuters)Iraqi Special Operations Forces have fought their way into the outskirts of Mosul. (Chicago Tribune)
  • 02 Nov 2016 Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: New analysis by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau suggests that no-one was controlling Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 as it plunged into the southern Indian Ocean in 2014. (AP via Fox News)
  • 03 Nov 2016 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): Battle of Boz Qandahari: Two United States military personnel, four Afghan Commandos, and 30 civilians are killed in clashes with the Taliban in Kunduz province, Afghanistan. (VOA News) (NATO) (Reuters)
  • 04 Nov 2016 Kurdish–Turkish conflict: A car bomb kills at least eight people and injures up to 100 in Diyarbakır, Turkey. (NPR) (USA Today)
  • 05 Nov 2016 Battle of Aleppo: A short ceasefire ends as residents of Aleppo prepare for a resumption of bombing. (Reuters via ABC Online)
  • 06 Nov 2016 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): An Australian woman has reportedly been kidnapped in Kabul. (ABC Online)
  • 07 Nov 2016 Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017): Battle of Mosul (2016–2017), Hamam al-Alil massacre: Iraqi Army discover at least 100 beheaded bodies as they retake Hamam al-Alil, the last major settlement south of Mosul. (CNN)
  • 08 Nov 2016 Yemeni Civil War (2015–present): Six Al Qaeda insurgents are killed by the Arab coalition in Yemen. (Reuters)
  • 09 Nov 2016 Operation Inherent Resolve: The United States military states that it has inadvertently killed 64 civilians in air strikes on targets in Syria and Iraq over the past year. (AP via Fox News)
  • 10 Nov 2016 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): German consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif attack: At least two people have been killed and 90 injured in an attack on the German consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif. The Taliban has claimed responsibility. (The New York Times)
  • 11 Nov 2016 Syrian Civil War: Armed opposition militants fired shells containing chlorine and white phosphorus at the 1070 Apartments project in Aleppo. (Al Masdar News)
  • 12 Nov 2016 Sectarianism in Pakistan, 2016 Khuzdar bombing: At least 52 people, including women and children, have been killed and more than 100 injured by a bomb explosion in the crowded Shah Noorani Shrine in Hub town, Lasbela District, Balochistan, Pakistan. ISIL has claimed responsibility. (The News) (GEO tv) (Daily Pakistan), (BBC)
  • 13 Nov 2016 Internal conflict in Myanmar: Rohingya insurgency in Western Myanmar: Eight people are killed and 36 are arrested in clashes between the Myanmar Army and what are believed to be Rohingya insurgents in Rakhine State. (Reuters)
  • 14 Nov 2016 Terrorism in Indonesia: A child is killed and three other children are wounded in an attack in Samarinda. (ABC)
  • 15 Nov 2016 Syrian Civil War: Between four and 20 people are reported killed by government and Russian airstrikes that hit rebel held areas, five hospitals, and a mobile clinic in Aleppo, says U.S. State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau. Syria and Russia deny targeting Aleppo. (Al Jazeera) (Reuters) (CBS News)
  • 16 Nov 2016 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): Four members of the Afghan National Security Forces are killed and 11 people are injured during a suicide bomber attack near the Afghan defense ministry headquarters in Kabul. (AP via ABC News America)
  • 17 Nov 2016 The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports a car bomb has killed at least ten people in the city of Azaz, Aleppo Governorate. (Reuters)
  • 18 Nov 2016 Moro conflict: At least 14 are killed in clashes with suspected Abu Sayyaf militants in Sulu, Philippines. (The New York Times) (Inquirer)
  • 19 Nov 2016 Iraqi Civil War: At least 12 tribal fighters were killed by ISIL insurgents. The attack occurred in Shirqat. (Reuters)
  • 20 Nov 2016 Internal conflict in Myanmar: At least 8 people are killed and more than a dozen others are injured following an attack on Tatmadaw checkpoints, police outposts and the 105th Mile Trade Center by several insurgent groups in Muse, Shan State. The State Counselor's office issues a statement claiming that the Kachin Independence Army, Ta'ang National Liberation Army and Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army were involved in the attack. (Anadolu)
  • 21 Nov 2016 Yemeni Civil War (2015–present): A largely ineffective 48-hour ceasefire comes to a head as both sides violate the terms of the armistice and continue clashing. At least 35 are killed, including 4 civilians. (Yahoo)
  • 22 Nov 2016 The board of TransAsia Airways decides to dissolve the company after halting flights on Tuesday. (Bloomberg) (The Wall Street Journal) (The New York Times)
  • 23 Nov 2016 2016 India–Pakistan military confrontation: Pakistani officials say nine civilians have been killed after cross-border Indian shelling hit their passenger bus in Neelam Valley, northeast of Muzaffarabad, while three Pakistani soldiers were killed in other cross-border firing incidents. (Reuters), (The Washington Post)
  • 24 Nov 2016 Colombian peace process: The Colombian government and FARC rebels sign a new peace deal after the failure of the original one. (Reuters)
  • 25 Nov 2016 Legality of cannabis: Legal sales of recreational-use marijuana, authorized by Alaska ballot measure 2 in 2014, begin in Juneau, the state capital of Alaska. (Juneau Empire)
  • 26 Nov 2016 Somali Civil War (2009–present): A car bomb kills at least 20 in Mogadishu. (VOA News)
  • 27 Nov 2016 Syrian Armed Forces have captured the entire Hanano district in eastern Aleppo and are working on removing mines and improvised explosive devices from the district, while the rebels blame lack of hospitals for collapsing defences. (Reuters)
  • 28 Nov 2016 Aleppo offensive (November 2016): Syrian government forces and Kurdish People's Protection Units capture more than a third of rebel-controlled eastern Aleppo. (BBC),(The New York Times)Thousands of civilians escape to government- and Kurdish-controlled districts of the city following the recent conquests. The United Nations estimates more than 250,000 civilians may still be stuck in rebel-held parts of the city. (UPI)
  • 29 Nov 2016 Somali Civil War (2009–present): A bomb kills at least 4 Somali soldiers and another 11 are injured. (Reuters)
  • 30 Nov 2016 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): Afghan security forces killed 16 militants from Taliban group in Ghazni. (TOLOnews)
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Closer
  2. - Black Beatles
  3. - Starboy
  4. - Heathens
  5. - Let Me Love You

Movies

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A Man Escaped

A Man Escaped

Directed by: Robert Bresson

Starring: François Leterrier, Charles Le Clainche, Maurice Beerblock, Roland Monod

Country: United States of America

Kin-dza-dza!

Kin-dza-dza!

Directed by: Georgiy Daneliya

Starring: Stanislav Lyubshin, Evgeniy Leonov, Yuriy Yakovlev, Levan Gabriadze

Sullivan's Travels

Sullivan's Travels

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest

Country: United States of America

Network

Network

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall

Country: United States of America

Rocky

Rocky

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Country: United States of America

Books

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Order to Kill by Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills

Order to Kill

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In a pulse-pounding race to save America, covert operative Mitch Rapp confronts a mortal threat. But this time he might have met his match.Mitch Rapp is used to winning.

Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks

Two by Two

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with an emotionally powerful story of unconditional love, its challenges, its risks and most of all, its rewards.At

Escape Clause by John Sandford

Escape Clause

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Virgil Flowers faces double trouble in this exceptional thriller in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series Whenever you hear the sky rumble, that usually means a storm.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

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Chaos by Patricia Cornwell

Chaos

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell returns with the remarkable twenty-fourth thriller in her popular high-stakes series starring medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta.In the quiet of twilight, on an early autumn day, twenty-six-year-old Elisa Vandersteel is killed while …