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November 2019

1 Year (2018)
Nov 01: Indonesia - A "black box" flight data recorder from Lion Air flight JT 610 has been found by divers off the coast of Indonesia.
Nov 01: Spain - Vox party: Nationalists vow to 'make Spain great again'. When Santiago Abascal, the leader of the increasingly popular Vox party, was asked to explain its recent success, he said it was because it was "in step with what millions of Spaniards think".
Nov 01: India prompts protests with unveiling of world's biggest statue. Local groups complain about cost of 182-metre-high tribute to nationalist hero.
Nov 01: World - Staff at Google offices around the world are staging an unprecedented series of walkouts in protest at the company's treatment of women.
Nov 01: Climate change: The world has seriously underestimated the amount of heat soaked up by our oceans over the past 25 years, researchers say.
Nov 01: UK - People who believe the myths spread by anti-vaccine campaigners "are absolutely wrong", England's top doctor has said.
Nov 01: Climate change is increasingly opening up the Northwest Passage, an Arctic sea route north of the Canadian mainland.
Nov 01: Jerusalem-Tel Aviv - It's been a long time coming, but Israeli commuters are finally able to board double-decker high-speed trains on a new link from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv.
Nov 01: Kenya - Conservationists are crying foul over a high-speed railway being built through Nairobi National Park.
Nov 01: US authorities have brought criminal charges against two former Goldman Sachs bankers and Malaysian financier Jho Low.
Nov 01: Pittsburgh shooting: Robert Bowers pleads not guilty
Nov 01: The National Crime Agency is investigating Arron Banks and his Leave.EU campaign for alleged offences committed at the 2016 EU referendum.
Nov 01: NASA's Dawn mission concludes after it runs out of hydrazine fuel.
Nov 02: NOBEL PRIZES: Chemistry – Frances Arnold, George Smith and Greg Winter. Economics – William Nordhaus and Paul Romer. Peace – Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad. Physics – Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou, and Donna Strickland. Physiology or Medicine – James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo
Nov 02: US - The Trump administration is to reinstate all US sanctions on Iran that were removed as part of the 2015 nuclear deal.
Nov 02: Turkey - A top Turkish official, presidential adviser Yasin Aktay, has said he believes Jamal Khashoggi's body was dissolved in acid after being cut up.
Nov 04: New Caledonia holds an independence referendum, with 56.4% voting against independence versus 43.6% in favour.
Nov 05: Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has vowed to "break" swingeing sanctions re-imposed by the US targeting core parts of the economy.
Nov 05: The UK government has been told by Ireland to "stand by its commitments" on avoiding a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic.
Nov 05: The US mid-term election campaign is entering a frenzied final day in a vote seen as a verdict on Donald Trump's presidency.
Nov 05: Child suicides in Japan are the highest they have been in more than three decades, the country's education ministry says.
Nov 06: Americans are voting in nationwide elections that are being seen as a referendum on Donald Trump's presidency.
Nov 06: More than 200 mass graves containing thousands of bodies have been found in areas of Iraq that were once controlled by the Islamic State (IS) group, a UN investigation has found.
Nov 06: Cameroon - An army search operation is under way in Cameroon to rescue dozens of people kidnapped from a boarding school.
Nov 06: China massively increased security spending in 2017 in the far-western region of Xinjiang, where hundreds of thousands of Muslims are alleged to have been detained, a new report says.
Nov 06: The ozone layer, which protects us from ultraviolet light, looks to be successfully healing after gaping holes were discovered in the 1980s.
Nov 06: Poppies made from reused plastic bottles have been put up around a church in Jersey to remember islanders who died in the First World War.
Nov 07: President Donald Trump has hailed a "big victory" in US mid-term elections after Democrats seized the House of Representatives but Republicans consolidated their grip on the Senate.
Nov 07: The battle for the Yemeni port city of Hudaydah has intensified, as government forces backed by Saudi-led coalition air strikes advance on rebel positions.
Nov 07: California - Thirteen people were killed, including the perpetrator, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and a police officer who was shot multiple times, with the fatal wound accidentally being fired by another officer amidst the chaos. Ten to twelve others were injured.
Nov 08: Norway has evacuated all 137 crew from one of its warships after it collided in a fjord with a Maltese oil tanker.
Nov 08: UK - University of Northampton has confirmed "a number" of students will be disciplined after fireworks were let off on campus, leaving people running for cover.
Nov 08: China's state news agency has unveiled a virtual newsreader sporting a sharp suit and a somewhat robotic voice.
Nov 08: Samsung has unveiled a folding handset at an event in San Francisco.
Nov 08: California - The Camp Fire ignites in Butte County, California. It becomes California's deadliest and most destructive wildfire, with 88 deaths and 10,321 buildings destroyed.
Nov 09: World - There has been a remarkable global decline in the number of children women are having, say researchers.
Nov 09: US - A man who survived a mass shooting in Las Vegas last year was among those killed in Wednesday's attack in California, his family says.
Nov 09: The robot rover that Europe and Russia will send to Mars in 2020 will be targeted at a near-equatorial site on the Red Planet known as Oxia Planum.
Nov 09: The UK economy grew by 0.6% in the three months to September, with warm weather boosting consumer spending, the Office for National Statistics said.
Nov 09: California - At least 88 civilians were killed by the Camp Fire, while three firefighters were injured, the fire also destroyed more than 10,321 structures, becoming the deadliest and most destructive fire in California history. Three people also died during the Woolsey Fire near Malibu.
Nov 11: Many nations around the world, particularly ones in Europe and the Commonwealth, along with the United States, celebrate the ending of the World War I centenary with Armistice, Veterans Day, and Remembrance Day ceremonies, speeches, parades, and memorials.
Nov 12: UK - Ministers have been told "judgement day is coming" over Brexit as the UK and EU strive for a deal within 48 hours.
Nov 12: Israel - Violence has flared between Israel and Gaza, a day after seven militants and an Israeli soldier were killed amid an undercover Israeli operation in Gaza.
Nov 12: North Korea - Several studies by US intelligence and by the UN suggest North Korea has not stopped its building or stockpiling of weapons.
Nov 12: Deaths - Tributes are being paid to American writer and former president of Marvel Comics Stan Lee, who has died at the age of 95. (December 28, 1922 – November 12, 2018). Born Stanley Martin he rose through the ranks of a family-run business to become Marvel Comics' primary creative leader for two decades, leading to its expansion.
Nov 12: A Briton has died after contracting rabies while on holiday in Morocco, health officials have said.
Nov 13: California - Strong winds have been fuelling California's deadly fires as search-and-rescue teams begin the grim task of searching for bodies among the ashes.
Nov 13: Israel - Eight people have been killed in a flare-up of violence between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza.
Nov 14: US - More than three hundred people from the Central American migrant caravan have reached the US-Mexico border.
Nov 14: South Pole - A "hotspot" is melting the base of the Antarctic Ice Sheet at the South Pole.
Nov 14: Israel Defence Minister Lieberman resigns over Gaza ceasefire
Nov 14: Volunteers are trying to stop broken items ending up in the landfill by fixing them instead at Repair Cafes which have opened in many countries.
Nov 15: Theresa May is to give a press conference at 17:00 GMT as she battles to save her Brexit plan amid resignations and opposition from Tory MPs.
Nov 15: Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor has concluded that an intelligence officer ordered Jamal Khashoggi's murder, and not Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Nov 15: The EU says much work still needs to be done on Brexit, despite agreeing a draft withdrawal document with the UK.
Nov 16: UK - Leading Brexiteers in the cabinet have rallied behind Theresa May amid attempts to unseat her by Tory MPs.
Nov 16: US - A judge in Washington DC has ordered the White House to return CNN reporter Jim Acosta's press pass after it was revoked by the US Secret Service.
Nov 16: Cambodia - For the first time, two leaders of Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia have been convicted of genocide.
Nov 16: Energy - We're just five years away from harnessing almost unlimited power from "miniature suns", some start-ups say: nuclear fusion reactors that could provide abundant, cheap and clean energy.
Nov 16: Thailand - Chef Garima Arora has become the first Indian woman to win a Michelin star for her restaurant Gaa in Bangkok, Thailand.
Nov 16: The US Justice Department is preparing charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, reports in the US say.
Nov 16: Mark Zuckerberg is both chief executive and chairman of Facebook. In the wake of a damning New York Times report, he is facing renewed questions on whether he should relinquish at least one of those roles.
Nov 16: UK - Stephen Barclay has been confirmed as the new Brexit Secretary as Theresa May seeks to fill posts in her cabinet.
Nov 19: Theresa May is renewing her efforts to sell her draft Brexit withdrawal agreement - saying it will stop EU migrants "jumping the queue".
Nov 19: Israel's government appears to have survived a possible collapse after a key partner withdrew a threat to leave the coalition and force snap elections.
Nov 19: Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn has been arrested over claims of financial misconduct, the carmaker has said.
Nov 19: Thousands flee as Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts
Nov 19: Huge waves hit Tenerife in Spain's Canary Islands
Nov 20: Afghan - At least 40 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack on a hall in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say.
Nov 20: Chicago - A doctor, a newly graduated pharmacist and a police officer were killed after a gunman opened fire at a hospital in Chicago, police say.
Nov 20: A US federal judge has blocked an order issued by President Trump to deny the possibility of asylum to migrants crossing the southern border illegally.
Nov 20: Israel has denounced as "shameful" Airbnb's decision to withdraw its listings from homes in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.
Nov 20: China - Large sections of the Great Wall of China are in urgent need of preservation work, but hard to reach. So drones are coming to the rescue.
Nov 20: Deaths - Sir Aaron Klug (11 August 1926 – 20 November 2018) was a Lithuanian-born, South African-educated, British chemist and biophysicist, and winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his development of crystallographic electron microscopy and his structural elucidation of biologically important nucleic acid-protein complexes.
Nov 21: Scientists in Finland and the UK have built a computer model that visualises what water is doing underground in real time. They hope the new technology will help water companies extract groundwater sustainably and give a voice to people like farmers, who rely on the groundwater for their livelihoods.
Nov 21: An American man has been killed by an endangered tribe in India's Andaman and Nicobar islands.
Nov 22: China-backed coal projects prompt climate change fears. As levels of greenhouse gases reach a new record, concerns are growing about the role of China in global warming.
Nov 22: UAE - The treatment of a British academic jailed for life in the United Arab Emirates has been widely criticised by British politicians and human rights organisations.
Nov 23: Sudan's government, with help from international aid, is hoping to put an end to FGM nationwide, by 2030.
Nov 23: UK - Ashley Watson: Gymnast sets horizontal bar backflip record
Nov 23: China - Gunmen have killed at least four people in an attack on the Chinese consulate in the Pakistani port city of Karachi.
Nov 23: Mexicans have been expressing their admiration and affection for the navy's search and rescue dogs on social media after a photographer posted glossy portraits of the animals on his Twitter feed.
Nov 23: The killing of an American national by members of an endangered tribe in the Andaman islands off India's east coast has renewed concerns over the surreptitious practice of "tribal tourism" in the archipelago, Omkar Khandekar writes.
Nov 23: Deaths - Nicolas Jack Roeg (15 August 1928 – 23 November 2018) was an English director and cinematographer, best known for directing Performance (1970), Walkabout (1971), Don't Look Now (1973), The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976), Bad Timing (1980), and The Witches (1990).
Nov 26: Deaths - Bernardo Bertolucci (16 March 1941 – 26 November 2018) was an Italian director and screenwriter, whose films include The Conformist, Last Tango in Paris, 1900, The Last Emperor, The Sheltering Sky, Little Buddha, Stealing Beauty and The Dreamers. In recognition of his work, he was presented with the inaugural Honorary Palme d'Or Award at the opening ceremony of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.
Nov 26: Deaths - Stephen McDannell Hillenburg (August 21, 1961 – November 26, 2018) was an American animator, cartoonist, and marine-biology teacher. He was the creator of the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants (1999–), which he also directed, produced, and wrote. It has gone on to become the fifth longest-running American animated series.
Nov 26: NASA's InSight probe successfully lands on the surface of Mars.
Nov 27: Global efforts to tackle climate change are way off track says the UN, as it details the first rise in CO2 emissions in four years.
Nov 27: Statements by three captured Ukrainians have been released by Russia's security service after Russian ships fired on and seized three Ukrainian boats off the coast of Russian-annexed Crimea.
Nov 27: Kabul - Kabul's Hazaras are feeling under attack, Afghan Shias in the firing line: 'IS wants to wipe us out'
Nov 27: UAE - The pardoning of a British student sentenced to life imprisonment in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for spying has been welcomed by the UK government. But the balance of power between the countries is changing.
Nov 27: Ukrainian crisis: Ukraine declares martial law after an armed incident in which Russia seized three Ukrainian ships in the disputed Kerch Strait two days earlier.
Nov 28: A Chinese scientist who claims to have created the world's first genetically edited babies has defended his work.
Nov 28: Indonesian investigators have said the Lion Air plane that crashed last month killing 189 people was not airworthy and should have been grounded.
Nov 28: Lesotho is aiming to make money from the booming medicinal marijuana industry, but the BBC's Vumani Mkhize says the southern African nation already has an unheralded illicit trade in the drug for recreational use.
Nov 28: Sri Lanka's top military officer has been remanded in custody, accused of covering up civil war-era murders.
Nov 28: Death - Harry Leslie Smith (25 February 1923 – 28 November 2018) was a British writer and political commentator. He grew up in poverty in Yorkshire, before serving in the Royal Air Force in the Second World War. He emigrated to Canada in 1953. After retiring, Smith began writing his memoirs, and about the social history of Great Britain in the 20th century.
Nov 28: Deaths - George Herbert Walker Bush (June 12, 1924 – November 30, 2018) was an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993. Prior to assuming the presidency, Bush served as the 43rd Vice President of the United Statesfrom 1981 to 1989.
Nov 28: Chinese scientist He Jiankui, at a public conference in Hong Kong, announces that he has altered the DNA of twin human girls born earlier in the month to try to make them resistant to infection with the HIV virus; he also reveals the possible second pregnancy of another gene-modified baby.
Nov 29: US President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen has pleaded guilty to lying to Congress in relation to the Russia inquiry.
Nov 29: Life expectancy in the US has dropped once again, thanks in part to rising suicide and drug overdose rates, according to new government reports.
Nov 29: The Frankfurt headquarters of Deutsche Bank have been raided by prosecutors in a money laundering investigation.
Nov 29: The Taj Mahal is India's most famous building, attracting millions of tourists. But a combination of neglect and pollution is threatening its existence.

2 Years (2017)
Nov 02: Indonesia - A new species of orangutan is identified in Indonesia, becoming the third known species of orangutan as well as the first great ape to be described for almost a century.
Nov 03: Syria - Syrian Civil War: both Deir ez-Zor in Syria and Al-Qa'im in Iraq are declared liberated from ISIL on the same day.
Nov 05: The German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung publishes 13.4 million documents leaked from the offshore law firm Appleby, along with business registries in 19 tax jurisdictions that reveal offshore financial activities on behalf of politicians, celebrities, corporate giants and business leaders. 
Nov 12: Iraq / Iran – A magnitude 7.3 earthquake strikes the border region between Iraq and Iran leaving at least 530 dead and over 70,000 homeless.
Nov 15: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is placed under house arrest, as the military take control of the country. He resigns six days later, after 37 years of rule.
Nov 15: USA - A Leonardo da Vinci painting, Salvator Mundi, sells for US$450 million at Christie's in New York, a new record price for any work of art.
Nov 20: Nature publishes an article recognising the high-velocity asteroid ?Oumuamua as originating from outside the Solar System, i.e. the first known interstellar object.
Nov 22: Bosnia - The International Court of Justice finds Ratko Mladi? guilty of genocide committed in Srebrenica during the 1990s Bosnian War, the worst massacre in Europe since World War II. He is sentenced to life in prison.
Nov 24: A mosque attack in Sinai, Egypt kills 305 worshippers and leaves hundreds more wounded.

5 Years (2014)
Nov 02: Climate Change Panel (IPCC) warns of worldwide damage from global emissions of CO2.
Nov 02: Climate Change Panel warns of damage from global emissions of CO2.
Nov 03: Resignation of Liberal Democrat Home Office Minister Norman Baker.
Nov 03: UK: 16 year old Will Cornick given minimum 20 years detainment for murder of Ann Maguire.
Nov 09: Ink drawing by E.H.Shepard of Winnie the Pooh sells for £314,000 at auction.
Nov 11: Nicola Sturgeon appointed leader of SNP (replacing Alex Salmond).
Nov 14: UK: Angus Sinclair jailed for 37 years for murder of 2 women in Edinburgh in 1977.
Nov 14: UK: Ex BBC DJ Chris Denning pleads guilty to historical sex abuse of young boys.
Nov 14: UK: Former BBC DJ Chris Denning pleads guilty to historical sex abuse of young boys.
Nov 14: UK: Serial killer Angus Sinclair jailed for 37 years for murder of 2 woimen in Edinburgh in 1977.
Nov 17: Band Aid 30 release new version of 'Do They Know Its Christmas' for Ebola crisis.
Nov 17: Church of England adopts legislation for appointment of women bishops.
Nov 19: Scottish Parlt elects SNP Leader Nicola Sturgeon as 1st Minister of Scotland.
Nov 20: UK: Sheffield Utd withdraws offer of training facilities to convicted rapist Ched Evans
Nov 21: Ex Conservative MP Mark Reckless wins Rochester & Strood by-election for UKIP.
Nov 23: British F1 driver Lewis Hamilton wins Abu Dhabi GP to become World Champion.
Nov 24: Launch'The National', a pro-independence daily newspaper in Scotland.
Nov 27: Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, 25, dies after being hit by a ball while batting.
Nov 27: Death of English crime novelist PD (Phyllis Dorothy) James aged 94.
Nov 27: Ex Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell loses 'plebgate' libel trial against Sun newspaper.
Nov 27: Former Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell loses 'plebgate' libel trial against Sun newspaper.
Nov 28: Chaos in many UK shops as Britain adopts pre-Christmas 'Black Friday' sale.

15 Years (2004)
Nov 11: Death Palestine Liberation Organisation Chairman Yasser Arafat, 75, in Paris.

20 Years (1999)
Nov 06: Australian referendum decides against the country becoming a Republic.
Nov 30: British Aerospace merges with Marconi Electronic Systems to create BAE Systems.

25 Years (1994)
Nov 16: Death of TV actress Doris Speed, Coronation Street's 'Annie Walker'
Nov 19: UK: The 1st National Lottery draw.
Nov 29: Death of Great Train Robber Buster Edwards.

30 Years (1989)
Nov 09: Fall of the Berlin Wall dividing the German capital since 1961.
Nov 21: UK: Start of regular televising of proceedings in House of Commons.
Nov 29: Romanian Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci defects to the West.

35 Years (1984)
Nov 12: UK Chancellor Nigel Lawson says familiar green £1 note to be phased out.
Nov 25: 'Band Aid' musicians record 'Do They Know Its Christmas' for Ethiopia famine relief.

45 Years (1974)
Nov 08: British aristocrat Lord Lucan disappears after murder of his children's nanny in London.
Nov 12: UN General Assembly suspends South Africa over its policy of Apartheid.
Nov 20: British MP John Stonehouse fakes his own death in Miami, Florida.
Nov 21: IRA Birmingham Pub Bombings: 21 killed and 180 injured in 2 city pubs.
Nov 25: Heart surgeon Dr Christiaan Barnard performs world's 1st double heart transplant.
Nov 27: UK introduces Prevention of Terrorism Act following Birmingham Pub Bombings.

50 Years (1969)
Nov 14: NASA launches Apollo 12 - its 2nd manned mission to the Moon.

55 Years (1964)
Nov 28: NASA launches 'Mariner 4' spacecraft. 1st successful mission to photograph Mars.

65 Years (1954)
Nov 02: BBC Radio: 1st broadcast 'Hancock's Half Hour' with comedian Tony Hancock.
Nov 03: Death of French artist Henri Matisse.

75 Years (1944)
Nov 07: US President Franklin D.Roosevelt elected for historic 4th term in office.
Nov 10: Birth of Brfitish lyricist Tim Rice ('Jesus Christ Superstar', 'Evita', 'The Lion King').

80 Years (1939)
Nov 30: WW2: Start of war between Soviet Union & Finland with Soviet invasion.

85 Years (1934)
Nov 30: British steam locamotive 'Flying Scotsman' is 1st to reach speed of 100mph.

90 Years (1929)
Nov 12: Birth US actress Grace Kelly ('High Noon', 'Rear Window','Dial M for Murder').
Nov 12: Birth US actress Grace Kelly,Philadelphia ('High Noon', 'Rear Window','Dial M for Murder').

95 Years (1924)
Nov 02: UK: Sunday Express is 1st newspaper to publish a crossword.
Nov 04: UK: Stanley Baldwin elected British Prime Minister.
Nov 23: American astrologer announces existence of galaxies outside the Milky Way.
Nov 29: Death of Italian composer Giacomo Puccini.

105 Years (1914)
Nov 01: WW1: Russia declares war on Ottoman Empire (Turkey).
Nov 05: WW1: Britain & France declare war on Ottoman Empire (Turkey).
Nov 25: Birth of American baseball star Joe DiMaggio.

110 Years (1909)
Nov 05: UK: Opening of 1st Woolworths shop in Britain in Liverpool.

415 Years (1604)
Nov 01: 1st recorded performance of Shakespeare's 'Othello', Whitehall Palace, London.


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