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A week in review 07/31/19
Photo courtesy: Facebook - Shown above: 6-year-old Stephen Romero was killed Sunday evening in Gilroy, California after a gunman (later identified by authorities as Santino Legan) cut through fencing at Gilroy’s Garlic Festival and randomly open fired on festival goers wounding 15 and killing 3 including Romero.

By Joseph Rios


Body found at Egyptian home
- In Egypt, a body was found at a home owned by Arsenal soccer player Mohamed Elneny. His father discovered the body and the incident was reported to police. It is believed that the dead person was trying to steal electrical cables. Elneny was told of the incident over the phone as he returned back to his team.

Millions of trees planted in Ethiopia - Ethiopian officials say the country planted over 350 million trees in one day. The tree planting is part of a project to work to fight climate change. Some offices were shutdown so people could participate in the project. Ethiopia’s forest coverage has declined by 35 percent since the beginning of the 20th century.


China condemns Hong Kong protests
- Anti-government protests in Hong Kong have caused “serious damage to the rule of law,” according to China. For eight weekends in a row, Hong Kong has hosted anti-government protests. Violence ensued over the weekend when police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters.

More tigers in India - According to a recent census, India’s tiger population has grown by a third more than it was four years ago. Prime Minister Narendra Modi says India is the one of the biggest and most secure habitats for tigers. India is believed to be the home of nearly 70 percent of the world’s tigers. The country counts its tigers once every four years.


Russian opposition leader believes he was poisoned
- Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny believes he was poisoned when taken into a jail. His doctor told him he may have been exposed to a toxic agent when he was taken to a hospital with eye problems, rashes and a swollen face. He was taken into jail for calling for protests that were not authorized. Navalny said he had never had an allergic reaction.

Eight-year-old dies after being pushed in front of train - In Germany, a man was arrested after he allegedly pushed an eight-year-old boy and his mother in front of a high speed train. The boy died while his mother was left with injuries. Witnesses say the man purposely pushed the boy and his mother on the train tracks. The suspect attempted to push another person, but failed to do so. The motive is unknown.

Latin America

A prison riot in Brazil
- The Brazilian Altamira jail saw a riot take place, leaving 52 people dead. Rival gangs battled for around five hours, and 16 people were found decapitated. Some officers were taken hostage, but they were eventually freed. There was no prior warning or signs of an attack coming, according to the jail. The prison has a high occupancy rate.

U.S./Guatemala reach new deal - After President Trump threatened Guatemala with tariffs, the two sides agreed to a migration deal. Migrants from El Salvador and Honduras who pass through Guatemala will be stopped and forced to seek asylum. If migrants don’t follow the new law, they will not be eligible for asylum in the United States.

North America

Shooting leaves three dead in California
- Police believe Santino William Legan is the person responsible for the shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival. At least 15 people were injured while a six-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl were killed. Another person also died in the incident. It is believed Legan purchased an assault rifle in Nevada before the shooting, which took place in California.

Trump criticizes Baltimore - President Donald Trump is taking criticism after calling Baltimore a “disgusting, rat and rodent-infested mess.” The area, represented by Rep Elijah Cummings, is primarily black. House speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized Trump, while Trump said he didn’t say anything racist. Trump recently told congresswomen of color to go back to the crime infested places they came from.





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