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A week in review 05/15/19
Photo courtesy: - Actress, singer, animal rights activist Doris Day has died at the age of 97 years old. Day is best known for her roles in “Romance on the High Seas,” “Calamity Jane,” and “The Man Who Knew Too Much.” Day begin her career as a singer with Les Brown & His Band of Renown.

By Joseph Rios


South African flag designer dies
- Fred Brownell, the man who designed South Africa’s flag, passed away at the age of 79. He designed the flag as a symbol of the end of minority rule in South Africa. The country’s culture minister, Nathi Mthethwa, called Brownell a great patriot and national hero. He said he gave the country an identity.

Woman wrongfully accused of selling drugs is freed - Zainab Aliyu was arrested last year for drug trafficking in Saudi Arabia. It was determined that she was wrongfully prosecuted, and she was reunited with her family. She was accused of smuggling 2,000 packs of a strong pain killer in her bag. It was determined that a criminal gang put the drugs in luggage at the Kano airport.


China introduces new tariffs
- China is planning on creating $60 billion in tariffs on U.S. goods, starting June 1. The United States recently announced it would double tariffs on Chinese goods. Among the items impacted by China’s move include coffee, cooking oil, tea, lamb, beef and other goods. President Donald Trump warned China not to increase its tariffs.

Man wins lottery after dreaming of winning numbers - In Australia, a man said he dreamt numbers that won him a $1 million lottery prize. He said the numbers he dreamt won him other goods in previous years. The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, said he will continue to use the numbers. In the United States, a similar situation happened earlier this month when a woman won $101,600 after dreaming of lucky numbers.


Remains from Holocaust buried
- Remains in Germany that belonged to prisoners were discovered at a doctor’s house who died in 1952. The doctor, Hermann Stieve, kept pieces of human tissues and worked with Nazis during the Holocaust. Officials buried the remains at a cemetery that honors victims of Nazis. Bodies would be picked up and taken to the doctor who lived close to the Berlin-Plotzensee prison.

Investigation into crossbow deaths - Police in Germany are investigating the deaths of three people who were shot with crossbow arrows at a hotel. One of the victims was a 30-year-old woman while a man and woman were found dead in bed. There weren’t any signs of a confrontation, and it is unknown how the three victims were associated with each other.

Latin America

Argentina politician killed
- Hector Olivares, a member of Argentina’s Congress, was shot and killed outside Buenos Aires, the country’s capital. Police believe his death had nothing to do with politics, and it is believed his friend was targeted. Six people were arrested in connection to the shooting. It is believed those who were detained were involved in a criminal gang.

Mexican wrestler dies in ring - Cesar Barron, a wrestler known as Silver King, collapsed and died during a match in London. He was 51, from Mexico and appeared in Nacho Libre with Jack Black in 2005. It is believed he may have suffered a heart attack, and some felt his collapse was staged at the time of the event.

North America

President Carter has successful surgery
- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter fell at his home on his way to go turkey hunting, and broke his hip. The 94-year-old man underwent surgery, and the surgeon said it was successful. He was elected president in 1976 and served until 1981. Carter has worked in humanitarian efforts and won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.

Actress admits to paying off for daughter’s exam - Felicity Huffman, an actress most known for being in Desperate Housewives, admitted to paying $15,000 to have her daughter’s exam answers corrected. She plead guilty to fraud and prosecutors recommended a $20,000 fine and four months in prison. She said she takes full acceptance of her guilty plea.





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