Portal:Current events/2013 September 18

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Business and economy
Disasters and accidents
  • Hurricane Manuel:
    • More than 2,000 tourists have been airlifted by the Mexican Army after floods caused by Hurricane Manuel isolate the resort city of Acapulco with many tourists and residents stranded. (BBC)
    • At least 58 people are missing after a mudslide caused by Hurricane Manuel buries approximately 70 people in the Mexican town of Atoyac de Alvarez. (CNN)
  • At least 6 people are dead in Ottawa after a collision between a Via Rail train and a double-decker OC Transpo bus. (CTV)
  • Teen Graciela Martinez is found dead after school from possible heat stroke in a locked BMW in which the doors would not open. (Los Angeles Times)
International relations
Law and crime
  • The French parliament moves to ban children's beauty contests in an attempt to halt what one former minister called the hyper-sexualization of young girls. (The Guardian)
  • In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Antonio Feliu fatally shot his ex-girlfriend and her adult daughter, and killed another woman in a head-on crash during a police chase. He shot himself as police approached his stopped car. (Epoch Times)
Politics and elections
Science and technology