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A week in review 08/07/19
Photo courtesy: Arriba se muestran los padres Ochondo. La pareja fue asesinada a tiros durante el fin de semana en un Walmart en El Paso, Texas, mientras trataba de proteger a su bebé del pistolero. Veintidós personas murieron y docenas más resultaron heridas en lo que muchos describen como un disturbio lleno de odio.

By Joseph Rios


Missile attack in Libya
- In Libya, at least 42 people died from a drone strike. The attack was carried out by rebel Gen Khalifa Haftar, according to local officials. The attack targeted a town hall meeting in Murzuq. At least 60 others were injured from the incident, 30 of which are in critical condition. There were around 200 people at the meeting who were setting aside social differences.

Uganda pop star dies after being found with missing eye - Uganda pop star and opposition MP Bobi Wine, also known as Ziggy Wine, was kidnapped toward the end of July. He was later discovered with his left eye and two fingers gone and taken to a hospital. He passed away in a hospital last Sunday. An investigation is underway into his death, but police say his family isn’t cooperating.


Teenager goes missing in Malaysia
- While on vacation, a 15-year-old girl went missing in Malaysia. She is 15, and has special needs. It is said that her disappearance is out of character. The girl, Nora Quoirin, is a London resident. Police say it’s a missing person case, not an abduction, but her family says she wouldn’t have wandered off. Over 160 people were deployed to search for her.

Launching missiles in North Korea - According to South Korea’s military, North Korea has fired two unidentified missiles. The incident marks four missiles that have been launched from the country in less than two weeks. The United States has been consulting with South Korea and Japan. North Korea recently expressed frustration over joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea.


Grave of woman who may have inspired Snow White on display
- At the Diocesan Museum in southern Germany, the gravestone of the woman who is believed to have inspired Snow White is on display. The woman, Maria Sophia von Erthal, was a baroness. She grew up in a castle and passed away in 1796. It can’t be proved that she inspired the fairy tale, but the Grimm brothers, who published the fairy tale, based their stories off of local people.

July ranks as hottest month ever - According to the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service, July was the warmest month ever recorded around the world. Previously July of 2016 was the warmest year on record, but the recent report adds further evidence to climate change. The report suggests emissions of carbon dioxide from humans contributed to the scorching temperatures.

South America

Prisoner tries to escape in Brazil
- Authorities from a prison in Rio de Janeiro released a video of an inmate who dressed as his 19-year-old daughter in an escape attempt. The prisoner, Clauvino da Silva, is serving a 70-plus year sentence. He dressed in a wig, mask, a bra and a tight shirt. His daughter had come to visit him, and she can possibly be charged with aiding a prison escape.

Messi banned from international soccer - Argentina soccer player Lionel Messi is banned from international soccer for three months after saying the Copa America was corrupt. He was ejected from a game against Chile and said the tournament was rigged for Brazil. Messi was fined $50,000 by the South American soccer confederation and he has a week to appeal his ban.

North America

Gun violence sweeps the country
- It was a deadly weekend in the United States, including in the U.S. border city of El Paso. At least 20 people were killed when a gunman attacked a Walmart in the Texas city. El Paso is a city full of immigrants, and authorities have said the incident may have been a hate crime.

Man sentenced for mail bombs - Cesar Sayoc, a Florida resident, will spend the next 20 years in jail after admitting to sending mail bombs to people who’ve criticized U.S. President Donald Trump. Sayoc, 57, sent 16 pip bombs to 13 people last fall. Among those who he targeted include former president Barack Obama and 2016 presidential election nominee Hillary Clinton.





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