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09-01 Fukushima radiation levels '18 times higher' than thought Fukushima, Northern Japan
2. 09-01 US 'has evidence of Syrian sarin use' Washington
3. 09-02 More than 2m have fled Syria - UN Syria
E. 09-06 Russia and US 'no closer' on Syria at G20 St. Petersburg
F. 09-07 Tony Abbott sweeps to Australia win Australia
G. 09-13 Court sentences 4 men to death in gang rape case Delhi, New Delhi
7. 09-14 US and Russia reach agreement in Syria weapons talks Geneva
8. 09-16 Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis killed 12 people Washington
J. 09-16 Mexico battered by deadly storms Guerrero, Mexico

Summary.     Click for More > Bo Xilai found guilty of corruption   A Chinese court has found disgraced former party chief of Chongqing guilty of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power Death toll rises to 59 in terror attack on shopping mall Kenya forces 'clearing' Nairobi mall 7.7-magnitude earthquake strikes Pakistan, creates island Dozens feared trapped in Mumbai building collapse   Obama and Rouhani speak by phone   U.S. President Barack Obama spoke by phone with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, the first communication between U.S. and Iranian leaders since... UN adopts Syria chemical resolution
Fukushima radiation levels '18 times higher' than thought   Radiation levels around Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant are 18 times higher than previously thought, Japanese authorities have warned US 'has evidence of Syrian sarin use' More than 2m have fled Syria - UN Russia and US 'no closer' on Syria at G20 Tony Abbott sweeps to Australia win Court sentences 4 men to death in gang rape case   US and Russia reach agreement in Syria weapons talks   Secretary of State Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov have reached an agreement on a framework for securing Syria's chemical weapons Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis killed 12 people   A gunman who died after killing 12 people at a naval installation in Washington DC has been identified as a former Navy serviceman Mexico battered by deadly storms   At least 40 people have been killed by 2 powerful storms battering the country simultaneously, one on its east and another on its west coast   Costa Concordia ship set upright   Engineers in Italy have succeeded in setting the cruise ship Costa Concordia upright, 20 months after it ran aground off the island of Gigli... Hostages freed; Muslim rebels capture police chief Gun battle at Kenya shopping center Map of Nairobi Kenya
Sep.1   Northern Japan
  Washington
 Cairo  Egypt to try ex-President Morsi
Sep.2  Paris  French MPs shown Syria 'evidence'
 Florida  Diana Nyad completes epic 110-mile Cuba-to-Florida, without shark cage
  Syria
Sep.3  Israel  Israel missile test amid Syria fears
 Northern Japan  Japan to spend $470 million to deal with toxic water
 Ohio  Ohio kidnapper found hanging in cell
 Moscow  President Putin warns US over Syria action
Sep.4  Washington  Obama: 'Credibility on the line over Syria'
 Northern Japan  Radiation level spikes further at Fukushima
Sep.5  England  Huge pile-up involves at least 130 vehicles
 St. Petersburg  G20 summit: Showdown on Syria
Sep.6   St. Petersburg
Sep.7   Australia
 Argentina  Tokyo wins race to host 2020 Olympics
Sep.8  Paris  Syria chemical arms: 'Global red line' crossed - Kerry
Sep.9  New York  Ruthless Nadal wins US Open title
Sep.10  New Delhi  4 men found guilty of India gang rape
 Argentina  Bach new IOC president
 UN  Disputes flare over UN Syria resolution
 Washington  Obama: Military ready for attacking Syria if diplomacy fails
Sep.11  Moscow  Putin issues plea to US over Syria
Sep.12  Damascus  Assad confirms chemical arms plan
 Geneva  Tense talks in bid for Syria deal
 Western Afghanistan  Afghan Taliban attack US consulate
Sep.13   New Delhi
 Russia  Deadly fire sweeps through psychiatric institution
 Geneva  Tough Syria talks go into third day
Sep.14   Geneva
 Mexico  Hurricane Ingrid forms off Mexico
Sep.15  Damascus  Syrian official declares 'victory,' thanks Russia
Sep.16   Washington
  Mexico
 Italy  Costa Concordia hauled off rocks
  Italy
Sep.17   Southern Philippines
 Brazil  Rousseff's U.S. visit postponed over alleged spying
Sep.18  UN  U.N. chemical weapons inspectors to return to Syria
 Iran  Nasrin Sotoudeh 'among freed political prisoners'
 Tehran  Iran 'will never build nuclear arms'
Sep.19  Mexico  Hurricane Manuel hits Mexico; dozens missing
Sep.20  Syria  Syria submits 'initial disclosure' of chemical weapons program
 Hague  Syria chemical weapons data assessed
 Mexico  Mexico storms death toll rises to 97
Sep.21   Kenya
  A gun battle inside a shopping centre in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has left at least 20 people dead, the Kenyan Red Cross says.    Westgate shopping mall attack, which lasted until September 24, resulted in at least 72 deaths, including 61 civilians, 6 Kenyan soldiers...
 Syria  Syria hands in chemical weapons data
 Pakistan  Pakistan frees top Afghan Taliban prisoner in peace move
 Somalia  Al-Shabab claims Nairobi attack
  China
Sep.22   Kenya
 Peshawar  Suicide bombers kill 81 at church
 Berlin  Merkel celebrates after election
Sep.23   Kenya
Sep.24   West Pakistan
 UN Gen. Assembly  U.S., Iranian presidents share U.N. spotlight
Sep.25  Kenya  Official: Mall attackers wouldn't talk
Sep.26  Italy  Human remains found on wrecked Costa Concordia
 UN Security Council  US and Russia agree Syria UN draft
  Mumbai
Sep.27   Iran
  UN Security Council
  The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a binding resolution on ridding Syria of chemical weapons.    The 15-member body backed the draft document agreed earlier by Russia and the US. The deal breaks a two-a...
Sep.28  Tehran  Rivals rally as Rouhani returns  Northern Nigeria  Nigeria river boat accident kills 42, 100 missing  Rome  Berlusconi resignations spark crisis  Mumbai  60 dead in India building collapse as search for survivors ends Sep.29  Northern Nigeria  Islamists kill dozens of students in attack on Nigerian college Sep.30  U.S. Congress  US shutdown looms amid stalemate   Washington US begins shutdown amid budget row
  The government has begun a partial shutdown after the House of Representatives refused to approve a budget for next year.    The Republican-led House of Representatives insisted on...
 Venezuela  Venezuela expels three US diplomats



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Sep.1   Northern Japan  
  Radiation levels around Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant are 18 times higher than previously thought, Japanese authorities have warned
  Washington     US 'has evidence of Syrian sarin use'
  The US has evidence that the chemical nerve agent sarin was used in a deadly attack in Damascus last month, John Kerry says
  Cairo Egypt to try ex-President Morsi
 Madrid  Real sign Bale for world record 100m euros  Damascus  Syria minister: US strike on Syria 'would benefit al-Qaeda'

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Sep.2   Paris French MPs shown Syria 'evidence'
 London  Vodafone sells stake to Verizon  Florida  Cuba-US swimmer nearing Florida   Florida Diana Nyad completes epic 110-mile Cuba-to-Florida, without shark cage  Brazil  Brazil, Mexico summon U.S. ambassadors over espionage   Syria     More than 2m have fled Syria - UN
  More than two million Syrians are now refugees, with the total going up by half a million in the past three months, the UN refugee agency has said
 San Francisco Bay Area  New eastern span of Bay Bridge open

September 3 ... more > Top ^

Sep.3   Israel     Israel missile test amid Syria fears   Israel has carried out a joint missile test with the US in the Mediterranean, amid heightened tension over possible Western military strikes...   Northern Japan Japan to spend $470 million to deal with toxic water  Syria  Assad regime shifting around hardware, troops ahead of strike  House of Representatives  Obama wins key backing on Syria plan   Ohio   Ohio kidnapper found hanging in cell   Ariel Castro, who kept women captive at his home in Cleveland, Ohio, has died after being found hanging in his cell   Moscow President Putin warns US over Syria action  Tokyo  No damage reported after strong quake shakes Tokyo area

September 4 ... more > Top ^

Sep.4   Washington Obama: 'Credibility on the line over Syria'
  Northern Japan Radiation level spikes further at Fukushima  U.S. Senate  US Senate panel backs force in Syria

September 5 ... more > Top ^

Sep.5   England Huge pile-up involves at least 130 vehicles
 St. Petersburg  UK has new Syria chemical evidence  Cairo  Egyptian minister survives blast   St. Petersburg G20 summit: Showdown on Syria  St. Petersburg  G20 'split' as US hits out at Russia  Spain  Spain rail-crash driver in new tape

September 6 ... more > Top ^

Sep.6   St. Petersburg     Russia and US 'no closer' on Syria at G20
Map of St. Petersburg
  The US and Russia have not bridged their differences over the issue of possible military action in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin says
 Washington  US employment rises again in August  Berlin  Hitler bodyguard Rochus Misch dies at 96  Australia  Australia election: Millions head to polls

September 7 ... more > Top ^

Sep.7   Australia   Tony Abbott sweeps to Australia win
  The opposition has crushed the governing Labor party in a general election that has returned the Liberal-National coalition to power.    Early projections show Labor winning 55...
 Argentina  Cities in final bid for 2020 Olympics   Argentina   Tokyo wins race to host 2020 Olympics  Tokyo has been chosen to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games ahead of Istanbul and Madrid  New York  Marathon men: Djokovic sinks Wawrinka in five  Australia  Abbott vows quick action on asylum  New York  Nadal's U.S. Open semis dominated over Gasquet

September 8 ... more > Top ^

Sep.8   Paris     Syria chemical arms: 'Global red line' crossed - Kerry   US Secretary of State says he and Arab League foreign ministers have agreed that Assad's use of chemical weapons crossed a 'global red line'  Damascus  Al Qaeda-linked rebels gain control of Christian village  Moscow  Putin ally Sobyanin set to win Moscow poll  New York  Williams wins fifth US Open title  Damascus  Assad says US has no chemical proof

September 9 ... more > Top ^

Sep.9  Moscow  Give up weapons, Russia urges Syria  Washington  Obama: Syria resolution possible   New York Ruthless Nadal wins US Open title


September 10 ... more > Top ^

Sep.10   New Delhi     4 men found guilty of India gang rape   An Indian court Tuesday found four men guilty of the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman on a bus in New Delhi last year  UN Security Council  France floats tough UN Syria move   Argentina   Bach new IOC president   Thomas Bach was elected as the president of the International Olympic Committee in succession to Rogge following a ballot of 94 members   UN Disputes flare over UN Syria resolution
  Washington     Obama: Military ready for attacking Syria if diplomacy fails   President Barack Obama tried Tuesday to sell a military intervention he never wanted to an American public that opposes it

September 11 ... more > Top ^

Sep.11  Syria  Battle continues in Syria's Maaloula  Moscow  Russia 'hands Syria plans to US'   Moscow     Putin issues plea to US over Syria   Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a direct personal appeal to the American people over the Syrian crisis  North Korea  N Korea reactor 'nearing operation'

September 12 ... more > Top ^

Sep.12   Damascus Assad confirms chemical arms plan
 London  Prince William to leave military   Geneva     Tense talks in bid for Syria deal   The Russian and US foreign ministers have begun crucial talks in Geneva on a plan to place Syria's chemical weapons under international cont...   Western Afghanistan     Afghan Taliban attack US consulate   A suicide bomber had detonated explosives outside the building before dawn on Friday. Other fighters then opened fire

September 13 ... more > Top ^

Sep.13   New Delhi     Court sentences 4 men to death in gang rape case
Map of Delhi India
  An Indian court sentenced four men to death Friday for the rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in New Delhi, an attack that appalled the nation.    Mukesh Singh, Vinay Sharma, Akshay Thakur an...
  Russia Deadly fire sweeps through psychiatric institution  UN  UN to confirm chemical use in Syria   Geneva Tough Syria talks go into third day  Mexico  Mexico police clash with teachers in capital

September 14 ... more > Top ^

Sep.14   Geneva     US and Russia reach agreement in Syria weapons talks
  Secretary of State Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov have reached an agreement on a framework for securing Syria's chemical weapons
 Syria's chemical weapons must be destroyed or removed by mid-2014, under a deal that could be backed by force
  Mexico Hurricane Ingrid forms off Mexico
 Washington  Obama welcomes US-Russia Syria plan  Northern Afghanistan  24 Afghans die as tunnel collapses in coal mine

September 15 ... more > Top ^

Sep.15   Damascus     Syrian official declares 'victory,' thanks Russia   National Reconciliation Minister Ali Haidar is thanking Russia for orchestrating a chemical weapons deal to avert U.S. military action  Tanzania  Priest in Zanzibar attacked with acid a third time  Italy  Costa Concordia salvage to go ahead  Helmand  Top Afghanistan policewoman dies  Paris  France welcomes US-Russia Syria deal  Mexico  Big storms hit Mexico on opposite coasts; 21 dead

September 16 ... more > Top ^

Sep.16   Washington   Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis killed 12 people
  A gunman who died after killing 12 people at a naval installation in Washington DC has been identified as a former Navy serviceman
 Alexis, 34, of Fort Worth, Texas, died in a gun battle with police during the rampage. About a dozen others were wounded in the attack. Barack Obama ordered flags be lowered to half mast
  Mexico   Mexico battered by deadly storms
Map of Guerrero Mexico
  At least 40 people have been killed by 2 powerful storms battering the country simultaneously, one on its east and another on its west coast
  Italy Costa Concordia hauled off rocks  UN  UN confirms sarin attack in Syria  South Korea  South Korea shoots dead a man trying to swim to North   Italy     Costa Concordia ship set upright Map of Giglio Italy
  Engineers in Italy have succeeded in setting the cruise ship Costa Concordia upright, 20 months after it ran aground off the island of Giglio


September 17 ... more > Top ^

Sep.17   Southern Philippines   Hostages freed; Muslim rebels capture police chief
Map of Zamboanga City Philippines
  As Philippine security forces rescued scores of hostages held by Muslim rebels, the rebels struck back by taking the local police chief captive
 Washington  Navy Yard: Aaron Alexis 'treated for mental health'   Brazil   Rousseff's U.S. visit postponed over alleged spying  The U.S. and Brazil agreed to postpone Rousseff visit due to controversy over reports the U.S. government was spying on her communications  Austria  Austria police find body after siege

September 18 ... more > Top ^

Sep.18   UN U.N. chemical weapons inspectors to return to Syria
  Iran Nasrin Sotoudeh 'among freed political prisoners'  Moscow  UN to get Syria evidence - Russia  Canada  Multiple deaths in Ottawa collision   Tehran   Iran 'will never build nuclear arms'   Iran's new President Hassan Rouhani has said that his country would never build nuclear weapons  Washington  Police to review Navy Yard response  Damascus  Assad: 'One year to destroy weapons'

September 19 ... more > Top ^

Sep.19   Mexico Hurricane Manuel hits Mexico; dozens missing
 Spain  Baby killed by airport baggage carousel  Arctic  Russia 'seizes' Greenpeace ship

September 20 ... more > Top ^

Sep.20   Syria   Syria submits 'initial disclosure' of chemical weapons program  Syria has submitted an 'initial disclosure' of its chemical weapons program, a spokesman for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical...  Tehran  Iran president to U.S.: Let's end rivalry   Hague Syria chemical weapons data assessed
  Mexico Mexico storms death toll rises to 97  North Korea  N Korea postpones family reunions

September 21 ... more > Top ^

Sep.21   Kenya   Gun battle at Kenya shopping center
Map of Nairobi Kenya
  A gun battle inside a shopping centre in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has left at least 20 people dead, the Kenyan Red Cross says
 Westgate shopping mall attack, which lasted until September 24, resulted in at least 72 deaths, including 61 civilians, 6 Kenyan soldiers, and 5 attackers. The attackers held hostages and later engaged in gun battles with Kenyan security forces. Over 200 people were wounded
  Syria   Syria hands in chemical weapons data  The international chemical weapons watchdog says it has received 'the expected' account by Syria of its chemical arms program   Pakistan Pakistan frees top Afghan Taliban prisoner in peace move  West Bank  Israel soldier 'abducted and killed'   Somalia Al-Shabab claims Nairobi attack  Sadr City  More than 60 killed at Iraq funeral   China   Bo Xilai found guilty of corruption
Map of Jinan Shandong China
  A Chinese court has found disgraced former party chief of Chongqing guilty of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power
 Kenya  Hostages 'still in Nairobi mall'  Mexico  Rescuers dig in mud, rain for dead in Mexico slide

September 22 ... more > Top ^

Sep.22   Kenya   Death toll rises to 59 in terror attack on shopping mall
Map of Nairobi Kenya
  At least 59 people have died and 175 people have been injured after suspected members of an Somali militant group attacked an upscale shopping mall
  Peshawar   Suicide bombers kill 81 at church   A bomb blast outside a church in the Pakistani city of Peshawar has killed at least 60 people and injured more than 100 others, officials sa...   Berlin Merkel celebrates after election  Kenya  'Most' hostages freed after forces launch attack on Al Qaeda-linked militants  Kenya  Gunfire at Kenya shopping complex

September 23 ... more > Top ^

Sep.23   Kenya   Kenya forces 'clearing' Nairobi mall
Map of Nairobi Kenya
  Kenyan security forces say they are attempting to clear the Westgate shopping complex in Nairobi in order to bring to an end the three-day siege
 Southern China  Typhoon Usagi hits southern China, killing at least 25

September 24 ... more > Top ^

Sep.24   West Pakistan   7.7-magnitude earthquake strikes Pakistan, creates island
Map of Balochistan Pakistan
  A powerful earthquake in Pakistan has not only cost dozens of lives -- it also prompted the appearance of a small island off the coast
  UN Gen. Assembly     U.S., Iranian presidents share U.N. spotlight   Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday that nuclear weapons have no place in his country's security  West Pakistan  Death toll in major Pakistan earthquake rises to 182

September 25 ... more > Top ^

Sep.25   Kenya Official: Mall attackers wouldn't talk
 U.S. Senate  Senator in second day of health law speech  Washington  CCTV shows Navy Yard gunman's attack  San Francisco Bay Area  Team USA wins America's Cup  Iran  Iran wants nuclear deal 'in months'

September 26 ... more > Top ^

Sep.26   Italy     Human remains found on wrecked Costa Concordia   Human remains have been found on the wrecked Costa Concordia, possibly answering what happened to the last 2 missing passengers  Hague  Charles Taylor: conviction, sentence upheld   UN Security Council US and Russia agree Syria UN draft
 UN  High-level Iran nuclear talks at UN   Mumbai   Dozens feared trapped in Mumbai building collapse
  A five-storey residential building collapsed in Mumbai at daybreak on Friday in the latest accident in India's financial capital


September 27 ... more > Top ^

Sep.27   Iran     Obama and Rouhani speak by phone
  U.S. President Barack Obama spoke by phone with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, the first communication between U.S. and Iranian leaders since 1979
 Volga Region  Imprisoned Pussy Riot member in hospital  UN  Panel: Man-made warming 95% likely   UN Security Council   UN adopts Syria chemical resolution
  The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a binding resolution on ridding Syria of chemical weapons
 The 15-member body backed the draft document agreed earlier by Russia and the US. The deal breaks a two-and-a-half year deadlock in the UN over Syria, where fighting between government forces and rebels rages on


September 28 ... more > Top ^

Sep.28   Tehran   Rivals rally as Rouhani returns   President Hassan Rouhani has been met by hardline protesters chanting 'Death to America' on his return from the UN forum in New York   Northern Nigeria Nigeria river boat accident kills 42, 100 missing  West Pakistan  Pakistani quake area struck again   Rome     Berlusconi resignations spark crisis   The party of Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says all five of its ministers are resigning from the shaky coalition governmen...   Mumbai 60 dead in India building collapse as search for survivors ends  Shanghai  China launches free trade zone in Shanghai  U.S. Senate  Senate to reject House funding bill

September 29 ... more > Top ^

Sep.29   Northern Nigeria   Islamists kill dozens of students in attack on Nigerian college   Terrorists dressed in Nigerian military uniforms assaulted a college inside the country, gunning down dozens of students as they slept in their...  Kenya  Kenya warned before mall attack  London  Tourists jump into UK river in duck boat fire  Rome  Italy PM takes crisis to parliament  Indonesia  Australia PM to begin Indonesia trip

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Sep.30   U.S. Congress US shutdown looms amid stalemate
 Baghdad  51 killed in Iraq car bomb attacks  UN Gen. Assembly  Syrian foreign minister: 'There is no civil war'  Washington  Obama: US budget shutdown is 'entirely avoidable'   Washington   US begins shutdown amid budget row
  The government has begun a partial shutdown after the House of Representatives refused to approve a budget for next year
 The Republican-led House of Representatives insisted on delaying Obamacare - as a condition for passing a bill
  Venezuela Venezuela expels three US diplomats  South Korea  South Korea parades cruise missiles


  US 'has evidence of Syrian sarin use'




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2013
Sep.1   Washington
  The US has evidence that the chemical nerve agent sarin was used in a deadly attack in Damascus last month, John Kerry says
Sep.1  Damascus  Syria minister: US strike on Syria 'would benefit al-Qaeda' Sep.2   Syria   More than 2m have fled Syria - UN
  More than two million Syrians are now refugees, with the total going up by half a million in the past three months, the UN refugee agency has said
Sep.3   Israel   Israel missile test amid Syria fears   Israel has carried out a joint missile test with the US in the Mediterranean, amid heightened tension over possible Western military strikes... Sep.3  Syria  Assad regime shifting around hardware, troops ahead of strike Sep.3  House of Representatives  Obama wins key backing on Syria plan Sep.4  U.S. Senate  US Senate panel backs force in Syria Sep.5  St. Petersburg  UK has new Syria chemical evidence Sep.5   St. Petersburg G20 summit: Showdown on Syria Sep.6  Berlin  Hitler bodyguard Rochus Misch dies at 96 Sep.8   Paris   Syria chemical arms: 'Global red line' crossed - Kerry   US Secretary of State says he and Arab League foreign ministers have agreed that Assad's use of chemical weapons crossed a 'global red line' Sep.8  Damascus  Al Qaeda-linked rebels gain control of Christian village Sep.8  Damascus  Assad says US has no chemical proof Sep.9  Moscow  Give up weapons, Russia urges Syria Sep.9  Washington  Obama: Syria resolution possible Sep.10   Washington   Obama: Military ready for attacking Syria if diplomacy fails   President Barack Obama tried Tuesday to sell a military intervention he never wanted to an American public that opposes it Sep.11  Syria  Battle continues in Syria's Maaloula Sep.11  Moscow  Russia 'hands Syria plans to US' Sep.12   Damascus Assad confirms chemical arms plan Sep.12  London  Prince William to leave military Sep.12   Geneva   Tense talks in bid for Syria deal   The Russian and US foreign ministers have begun crucial talks in Geneva on a plan to place Syria's chemical weapons under international cont... Sep.13  UN  UN to confirm chemical use in Syria Sep.14   Geneva   US and Russia reach agreement in Syria weapons talks
  Secretary of State Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov have reached an agreement on a framework for securing Syria's chemical weapons
 Syria's chemical weapons must be destroyed or removed by mid-2014, under a deal that could be backed by force
Sep.16   Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis killed 12 people
  A gunman who died after killing 12 people at a naval installation in Washington DC has been identified as a former Navy serviceman
 Alexis, 34, of Fort Worth, Texas, died in a gun battle with police during the rampage. About a dozen others were wounded in the attack. Barack Obama ordered flags be lowered to half mast
Sep.16  UN  UN confirms sarin attack in Syria Sep.16  South Korea  South Korea shoots dead a man trying to swim to North Sep.17   Southern Philippines Hostages freed; Muslim rebels capture police chief Map of Zamboanga City Philippines
  As Philippine security forces rescued scores of hostages held by Muslim rebels, the rebels struck back by taking the local police chief captive
Sep.18   UN U.N. chemical weapons inspectors to return to Syria Sep.18  Moscow  UN to get Syria evidence - Russia Sep.18  Damascus  Assad: 'One year to destroy weapons' Sep.19  Arctic  Russia 'seizes' Greenpeace ship Sep.20   Syria Syria submits 'initial disclosure' of chemical weapons program  Syria has submitted an 'initial disclosure' of its chemical weapons program, a spokesman for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical... Sep.20   Hague Syria chemical weapons data assessed Sep.21   Syria Syria hands in chemical weapons data  The international chemical weapons watchdog says it has received 'the expected' account by Syria of its chemical arms program Sep.21   Pakistan Pakistan frees top Afghan Taliban prisoner in peace move Sep.21  West Bank  Israel soldier 'abducted and killed' Sep.23   Kenya Kenya forces 'clearing' Nairobi mall Map of Nairobi Kenya
  Kenyan security forces say they are attempting to clear the Westgate shopping complex in Nairobi in order to bring to an end the three-day siege
Sep.26  Hague  Charles Taylor: conviction, sentence upheld Sep.27   UN Security Council UN adopts Syria chemical resolution
  The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a binding resolution on ridding Syria of chemical weapons
 The 15-member body backed the draft document agreed earlier by Russia and the US. The deal breaks a two-and-a-half year deadlock in the UN over Syria, where fighting between government forces and rebels rages on
Sep.30  UN Gen. Assembly  Syrian foreign minister: 'There is no civil war' Sep.30  South Korea  South Korea parades cruise missiles



World, September 2013 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2013 Sep.1   Northern Japan Fukushima radiation levels '18 times higher' than thought
Map of Fukushima Japan
  Radiation levels around Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant are 18 times higher than previously thought, Japanese authorities have warned
Sep.3   Northern Japan Japan to spend $470 million to deal with toxic water Sep.3   Ohio Ohio kidnapper found hanging in cell   Ariel Castro, who kept women captive at his home in Cleveland, Ohio, has died after being found hanging in his cell Sep.3  Tokyo  No damage reported after strong quake shakes Tokyo area Sep.4   Northern Japan Radiation level spikes further at Fukushima Sep.5   England Huge pile-up involves at least 130 vehicles Sep.5  Spain  Spain rail-crash driver in new tape Sep.13   Russia Deadly fire sweeps through psychiatric institution Sep.14   Mexico Hurricane Ingrid forms off Mexico Sep.14  Northern Afghanistan  24 Afghans die as tunnel collapses in coal mine Sep.15  Italy  Costa Concordia salvage to go ahead Sep.15  Mexico  Big storms hit Mexico on opposite coasts; 21 dead Sep.16   Mexico Mexico battered by deadly storms Map of Guerrero Mexico
  At least 40 people have been killed by 2 powerful storms battering the country simultaneously, one on its east and another on its west coast
Sep.16   Italy Costa Concordia hauled off rocks Sep.16   Italy   Costa Concordia ship set upright Map of Giglio Italy
  Engineers in Italy have succeeded in setting the cruise ship Costa Concordia upright, 20 months after it ran aground off the island of Giglio
Sep.18  Canada  Multiple deaths in Ottawa collision Sep.19   Mexico Hurricane Manuel hits Mexico; dozens missing Sep.19  Spain  Baby killed by airport baggage carousel Sep.20   Mexico Mexico storms death toll rises to 97 Sep.21  Mexico  Rescuers dig in mud, rain for dead in Mexico slide Sep.23  Southern China  Typhoon Usagi hits southern China, killing at least 25 Sep.24   West Pakistan 7.7-magnitude earthquake strikes Pakistan, creates island Map of Balochistan Pakistan
  A powerful earthquake in Pakistan has not only cost dozens of lives -- it also prompted the appearance of a small island off the coast
Sep.24  West Pakistan  Death toll in major Pakistan earthquake rises to 182 Sep.26   Italy   Human remains found on wrecked Costa Concordia   Human remains have been found on the wrecked Costa Concordia, possibly answering what happened to the last 2 missing passengers Sep.26   Mumbai Dozens feared trapped in Mumbai building collapse
  A five-storey residential building collapsed in Mumbai at daybreak on Friday in the latest accident in India's financial capital
Sep.28   Northern Nigeria Nigeria river boat accident kills 42, 100 missing
Sep.28  West Pakistan  Pakistani quake area struck again Sep.28   Mumbai 60 dead in India building collapse as search for survivors ends Sep.29  London  Tourists jump into UK river in duck boat fire



World, September 2013 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2013 Sep.2  London  Vodafone sells stake to Verizon Sep.2  San Francisco Bay Area  New eastern span of Bay Bridge open Sep.6  Washington  US employment rises again in August Sep.25  U.S. Senate  Senator in second day of health law speech Sep.28  Shanghai  China launches free trade zone in Shanghai Sep.28  U.S. Senate  Senate to reject House funding bill Sep.30   U.S. Congress US shutdown looms amid stalemate




World, September 2013 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2013 Sep.1  Madrid  Real sign Bale for world record 100m euros Sep.2  Florida  Cuba-US swimmer nearing Florida Sep.2   Florida Diana Nyad completes epic 110-mile Cuba-to-Florida, without shark cage
Sep.7  Argentina  Cities in final bid for 2020 Olympics Sep.7   Argentina Tokyo wins race to host 2020 Olympics  Tokyo has been chosen to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games ahead of Istanbul and Madrid Sep.7  New York  Marathon men: Djokovic sinks Wawrinka in five Sep.7  New York  Nadal's U.S. Open semis dominated over Gasquet Sep.8  New York  Williams wins fifth US Open title Sep.9   New York Ruthless Nadal wins US Open title Sep.10   Argentina Bach new IOC president   Thomas Bach was elected as the president of the International Olympic Committee in succession to Rogge following a ballot of 94 members Sep.25  San Francisco Bay Area  Team USA wins America's Cup



World, September 2013 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2013 Sep.1   Cairo Egypt to try ex-President Morsi
Sep.2  Brazil  Brazil, Mexico summon U.S. ambassadors over espionage Sep.3   Ohio Ohio kidnapper found hanging in cell   Ariel Castro, who kept women captive at his home in Cleveland, Ohio, has died after being found hanging in his cell Sep.5  Cairo  Egyptian minister survives blast Sep.10   New Delhi   4 men found guilty of India gang rape   An Indian court Tuesday found four men guilty of the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman on a bus in New Delhi last year Sep.12   Western Afghanistan   Afghan Taliban attack US consulate   A suicide bomber had detonated explosives outside the building before dawn on Friday. Other fighters then opened fire Sep.13   New Delhi   Court sentences 4 men to death in gang rape case Map of Delhi India
  An Indian court sentenced four men to death Friday for the rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in New Delhi, an attack that appalled the nation.    Mukesh Singh, Vinay Sharma, Akshay Thakur an...
Sep.15  Tanzania  Priest in Zanzibar attacked with acid a third time Sep.15  Helmand  Top Afghanistan policewoman dies Sep.16   Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis killed 12 people
  A gunman who died after killing 12 people at a naval installation in Washington DC has been identified as a former Navy serviceman
 Alexis, 34, of Fort Worth, Texas, died in a gun battle with police during the rampage. About a dozen others were wounded in the attack. Barack Obama ordered flags be lowered to half mast
Sep.17   Southern Philippines Hostages freed; Muslim rebels capture police chief
Map of Zamboanga City Philippines
  As Philippine security forces rescued scores of hostages held by Muslim rebels, the rebels struck back by taking the local police chief captive
Sep.17  Washington  Navy Yard: Aaron Alexis 'treated for mental health' Sep.17  Austria  Austria police find body after siege Sep.18  Washington  Police to review Navy Yard response Sep.21   Kenya Gun battle at Kenya shopping center Map of Nairobi Kenya
  A gun battle inside a shopping centre in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has left at least 20 people dead, the Kenyan Red Cross says
 Westgate shopping mall attack, which lasted until September 24, resulted in at least 72 deaths, including 61 civilians, 6 Kenyan soldiers, and 5 attackers. The attackers held hostages and later engaged in gun battles with Kenyan security forces. Over 200 people were wounded
Sep.21  West Bank  Israel soldier 'abducted and killed' Sep.21   Somalia Al-Shabab claims Nairobi attack Sep.21  Sadr City  More than 60 killed at Iraq funeral Sep.21   China Bo Xilai found guilty of corruption Map of Jinan Shandong China
  A Chinese court has found disgraced former party chief of Chongqing guilty of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power
Sep.21  Kenya  Hostages 'still in Nairobi mall' Sep.22   Kenya Death toll rises to 59 in terror attack on shopping mall Map of Nairobi Kenya
  At least 59 people have died and 175 people have been injured after suspected members of an Somali militant group attacked an upscale shopping mall
Sep.22   Peshawar Suicide bombers kill 81 at church   A bomb blast outside a church in the Pakistani city of Peshawar has killed at least 60 people and injured more than 100 others, officials sa... Sep.22  Kenya  'Most' hostages freed after forces launch attack on Al Qaeda-linked militants Sep.22  Kenya  Gunfire at Kenya shopping complex Sep.23   Kenya Kenya forces 'clearing' Nairobi mall Map of Nairobi Kenya
  Kenyan security forces say they are attempting to clear the Westgate shopping complex in Nairobi in order to bring to an end the three-day siege
Sep.25   Kenya Official: Mall attackers wouldn't talk Sep.25  Washington  CCTV shows Navy Yard gunman's attack Sep.26  Hague  Charles Taylor: conviction, sentence upheld Sep.27  Volga Region  Imprisoned Pussy Riot member in hospital Sep.29   Northern Nigeria Islamists kill dozens of students in attack on Nigerian college   Terrorists dressed in Nigerian military uniforms assaulted a college inside the country, gunning down dozens of students as they slept in their... Sep.29  Kenya  Kenya warned before mall attack Sep.30  Baghdad  51 killed in Iraq car bomb attacks



World, September 2013 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2013 Sep.1   Washington   US 'has evidence of Syrian sarin use'
  The US has evidence that the chemical nerve agent sarin was used in a deadly attack in Damascus last month, John Kerry says
Sep.1   Cairo Egypt to try ex-President Morsi
Sep.2   Paris French MPs shown Syria 'evidence' Sep.2  Brazil  Brazil, Mexico summon U.S. ambassadors over espionage Sep.3   Northern Japan Japan to spend $470 million to deal with toxic water Sep.3  House of Representatives  Obama wins key backing on Syria plan Sep.3   Moscow President Putin warns US over Syria action Sep.4   Washington Obama: 'Credibility on the line over Syria' Sep.4  U.S. Senate  US Senate panel backs force in Syria Sep.5  St. Petersburg  UK has new Syria chemical evidence Sep.5  Cairo  Egyptian minister survives blast Sep.5   St. Petersburg G20 summit: Showdown on Syria Sep.5  St. Petersburg  G20 'split' as US hits out at Russia Sep.6   St. Petersburg   Russia and US 'no closer' on Syria at G20 Map of St. Petersburg
  The US and Russia have not bridged their differences over the issue of possible military action in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin says
Sep.6  Australia  Australia election: Millions head to polls Sep.7   Australia Tony Abbott sweeps to Australia win
  The opposition has crushed the governing Labor party in a general election that has returned the Liberal-National coalition to power.    Early projections show Labor winning 55...
Sep.7  Australia  Abbott vows quick action on asylum Sep.8   Paris   Syria chemical arms: 'Global red line' crossed - Kerry   US Secretary of State says he and Arab League foreign ministers have agreed that Assad's use of chemical weapons crossed a 'global red line' Sep.8  Moscow  Putin ally Sobyanin set to win Moscow poll Sep.8  Damascus  Assad says US has no chemical proof Sep.9  Moscow  Give up weapons, Russia urges Syria Sep.10  UN Security Council  France floats tough UN Syria move Sep.10   UN Disputes flare over UN Syria resolution
Sep.10   Washington   Obama: Military ready for attacking Syria if diplomacy fails   President Barack Obama tried Tuesday to sell a military intervention he never wanted to an American public that opposes it Sep.11  Moscow  Russia 'hands Syria plans to US' Sep.11   Moscow   Putin issues plea to US over Syria   Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a direct personal appeal to the American people over the Syrian crisis Sep.11  North Korea  N Korea reactor 'nearing operation' Sep.12   Damascus Assad confirms chemical arms plan Sep.12  London  Prince William to leave military Sep.12   Geneva   Tense talks in bid for Syria deal   The Russian and US foreign ministers have begun crucial talks in Geneva on a plan to place Syria's chemical weapons under international cont... Sep.12   Western Afghanistan   Afghan Taliban attack US consulate   A suicide bomber had detonated explosives outside the building before dawn on Friday. Other fighters then opened fire Sep.13  UN  UN to confirm chemical use in Syria Sep.13   Geneva Tough Syria talks go into third day Sep.13  Mexico  Mexico police clash with teachers in capital Sep.14   Geneva   US and Russia reach agreement in Syria weapons talks
  Secretary of State Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov have reached an agreement on a framework for securing Syria's chemical weapons
 Syria's chemical weapons must be destroyed or removed by mid-2014, under a deal that could be backed by force
Sep.14  Washington  Obama welcomes US-Russia Syria plan Sep.15   Damascus   Syrian official declares 'victory,' thanks Russia   National Reconciliation Minister Ali Haidar is thanking Russia for orchestrating a chemical weapons deal to avert U.S. military action Sep.15  Helmand  Top Afghanistan policewoman dies Sep.15  Paris  France welcomes US-Russia Syria deal Sep.16  UN  UN confirms sarin attack in Syria Sep.17   Brazil Rousseff's U.S. visit postponed over alleged spying  The U.S. and Brazil agreed to postpone Rousseff visit due to controversy over reports the U.S. government was spying on her communications Sep.18   Iran Nasrin Sotoudeh 'among freed political prisoners'
Sep.18  Moscow  UN to get Syria evidence - Russia Sep.18   Tehran Iran 'will never build nuclear arms'   Iran's new President Hassan Rouhani has said that his country would never build nuclear weapons Sep.18  Damascus  Assad: 'One year to destroy weapons' Sep.19  Arctic  Russia 'seizes' Greenpeace ship Sep.20   Syria Syria submits 'initial disclosure' of chemical weapons program  Syria has submitted an 'initial disclosure' of its chemical weapons program, a spokesman for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical... Sep.20  Tehran  Iran president to U.S.: Let's end rivalry Sep.20   Hague Syria chemical weapons data assessed Sep.20  North Korea  N Korea postpones family reunions Sep.21   Syria Syria hands in chemical weapons data  The international chemical weapons watchdog says it has received 'the expected' account by Syria of its chemical arms program Sep.21   China Bo Xilai found guilty of corruption Map of Jinan Shandong China
  A Chinese court has found disgraced former party chief of Chongqing guilty of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power
Sep.22   Peshawar Suicide bombers kill 81 at church   A bomb blast outside a church in the Pakistani city of Peshawar has killed at least 60 people and injured more than 100 others, officials sa... Sep.22   Berlin Merkel celebrates after election Sep.24   UN Gen. Assembly   U.S., Iranian presidents share U.N. spotlight   Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday that nuclear weapons have no place in his country's security Sep.25  U.S. Senate  Senator in second day of health law speech Sep.25  Iran  Iran wants nuclear deal 'in months' Sep.26   UN Security Council US and Russia agree Syria UN draft Sep.26  UN  High-level Iran nuclear talks at UN Sep.27   Iran   Obama and Rouhani speak by phone
  U.S. President Barack Obama spoke by phone with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, the first communication between U.S. and Iranian leaders since 1979
Sep.27  Volga Region  Imprisoned Pussy Riot member in hospital Sep.27  UN  Panel: Man-made warming 95% likely Sep.27   UN Security Council UN adopts Syria chemical resolution
  The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a binding resolution on ridding Syria of chemical weapons
 The 15-member body backed the draft document agreed earlier by Russia and the US. The deal breaks a two-and-a-half year deadlock in the UN over Syria, where fighting between government forces and rebels rages on
Sep.28   Tehran Rivals rally as Rouhani returns   President Hassan Rouhani has been met by hardline protesters chanting 'Death to America' on his return from the UN forum in New York Sep.28   Rome   Berlusconi resignations spark crisis   The party of Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says all five of its ministers are resigning from the shaky coalition governmen... Sep.28  U.S. Senate  Senate to reject House funding bill Sep.29  Rome  Italy PM takes crisis to parliament Sep.29  Indonesia  Australia PM to begin Indonesia trip Sep.30   U.S. Congress US shutdown looms amid stalemate
Sep.30  UN Gen. Assembly  Syrian foreign minister: 'There is no civil war' Sep.30  Washington  Obama: US budget shutdown is 'entirely avoidable' Sep.30   Washington US begins shutdown amid budget row
  The government has begun a partial shutdown after the House of Representatives refused to approve a budget for next year
 The Republican-led House of Representatives insisted on delaying Obamacare - as a condition for passing a bill
Sep.30   Venezuela Venezuela expels three US diplomats