Six children killed in Tanzania, body parts taken - Authorities in Tanzania are investigating the deaths of six children who had their ears and teeth removed. Some of the bodies of the children were also missing, and they were between the ages of two and nine years old. Police say they detained a suspect who was a close relative of three of the children. Some witchdoctors believe human body parts can bring wealth and luck.
Former African soccer player dies - Former African soccer player Mulamba Ndaye died in South Africa. He has the record for the most goals scored during an Africa Cup of Nations tournament. He suffered from heart and kidney problems and spent time in a wheelchair. He was shot in the leg by four men in military uniforms in 1994 who were seeking a medal and money from him.
Human rights lawyer sentenced in China - Human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang has been sentenced to four and a half years in a Chinese prison. He is being sentenced for state subversion, and he has worked with political campaigners and victims of land seizures. Quanzhang’s trial was held without journalists and foreign diplomats being allowed in the courthouse.
HIV data leaked in Singapore - In a health breach, over 14,000 people with HIV had their data leaked in Singapore. It is believed that an HIV-positive American partnered with a senior Singaporean doctor for the leak. Among the data that leaked included names, addresses, HIV status and other medical information. Of the more than 14,000 people who had their data leaked were 8,800 foreigners.
Nationalists protest at Auschwitz - On Holocaust Memorial Day, nationalists demonstrated at Auschwitz. Polish police sent prosecutors a video of the group marching with Polish flags at the former concentration camp. There is believed to be 70 to 100 people who participated in the rally. The rally is considered to be the first protest at the former concentration camp.
Denmark builds wall to stop wild boar - To halt the spread of wild boar, Denmark has started to build a 43-mile-long fence along its border with Germany. Officials discovered two dead wild boar who had African swine fever. Denmark is concerned of the disease being spread to its pig industry. The country’s pork-product exports are worth $1.7 billion. African swine fever won’t hurt humans, but it can be fatal for pigs.
Landslide hits hotel in Peru - In Peru, a landslide hit a hotel and killed at least 15 people during a wedding. The building’s walls and roof caved in while guests were dancing at the wedding. Officials say they rescued 29 people by pulling them from the debris. The landslide happened when there was heavy rain in the area. There were around 100 people in the hotel at the time of the incident.
Anti-government demonstrations take place in Honduras - As the first anniversary of the inauguration of President Juan Orlando Hernandez commenced, anti-government demonstrations took place in Honduras. Some of those demonstrators clashed with police at the country’s capital, Tegucigalpa. Hernandez has been accused of electoral fraud, and he has denied the allegations.
Partial government shutdown cost billions - According to the Congressional Budget Office, the partial government shutdown cost the United States’ economy $3 billion. That loss of money is expected to cut the country’s growth by .02 percent. The U.S. economy was expected to grow by 2.3 percent in 2019. The shutdown was the longest one in U.S. history after President Donald Trump requested $5.7 billion to build a wall on the southern border.
Man arrested for suspicion of killing five people - Dakota Theriot was arrested as a suspect killer of five people. The murders happened in two separate incidents, but they all happened in Louisiana. Theriot is accused of killing his parents. It is believed that Theriot stole his father’s truck before driving to shoot his parents. He is charged with first-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon and home invasion.