Keeping Up: A Recap of International News

It can be hard to keep up with international news, on top of the already complicated news going on here in America. Here's a roundup of some of the most pressing international news stories going on right now to help you stay informed. 

  1. At least 62 people have been killed and dozens injured by a bomb during Friday prayers at a mosque in Afghanistan. Funerals are now  being held for the victims. Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar province, said "Bodies of 69 people, including children and elders, have been handed to their relatives."


2. 21 people have been killed in Iraq as anti-government protests persist in the region. The government of Iraq has done little to fix unemployment and public  services. "We want the government to step down and for the political system to be completely revamped," a 20-something year-old protester in Baghdad's Tahrir Square told Al Jazeera.

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3. Nearly one million people in South Sudan have been affected by heavy flooding, according to the United Nations.


4. Thousands protested in Santiago against social inequality. In addition, there is a lack of basic medical treatment for the largely working-class victims of gunshot wounds, as staff described shortages of supplies in public health facilities.

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5. The Indian military has occupied Kashmir. Article 370, which granted Kashmir freedom has now been revoked by Modi. It has been over 3 months since Kashmir’s lockdown. 

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6. After, two weeks of Lebanese protests, Prime Minister Saas Hariri says he will submit his resignation to the President. However, the crisis is  affecting fuel and medicine imports.


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7. There has been no justice for the 50 Palestinian children killed in 2018. Individuals who witnessed some of the murders have insisted that the  children were unarmed and posed no threat to the state or its citizens. Palestinian children have been killed by Israeli army snipers, drones and security forces across the occupied Palestinian territories. Five of the murdered children were under 12 years of age. In Gaza, 49 children were murdered by Israel in activities pertaining to the Great March of Return protests.

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8. Anti-government protests have been prevalent in Hong Kong for 2 months now. Protesters  are  demanding for full democracy and an inquiry into police actions. 


9.  15 million in Yemen are at risk of deadly diseases as fuel crisis sees water supplies cut.

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