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A week in review 12/04/19
Photo courtesy: - Seventy-eight years ago on December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was attacked by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service in what was described by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as, “A date which will live in infamy.” Two thousand four hundred and three Americans were killed and 1,178 others were wounded.

By Joseph Rios


Nigerian inmates electrocuted
- According to a prison staff member, at least five inmates were killed in an electrical accident. The prison reportedly had an electrical wire break and fall on a bunk where inmates were sleeping. Other inmates were taken to a hospital, and an investigation is currently underway.

Alleged terror plan stopped - Police in South Africa have arrested three people from the National Christian Resistance Movement. The three were allegedly planning to carry out a series of attacks on government buildings, shopping centers and more. The planned attacks were in areas where mainly black people live. The three members of the group had ammunition and explosives in their possession.


Typhoon hits Philippines
- Around 200,000 people from the Philippines are being evacuated due to possible storm surges, landslides and flooding from Typhoon Kammuri. Some sporting events from the Southeastern Asian Games have also been cancelled or rescheduled. The storm may have winds that reach up to 96 miles per hour.

Projectiles launched in North Korea - The South Korean army says two projectiles were launched by North Korea on Thanksgiving Day. The projectiles had a maximum flight distance of around 236 miles. Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the launches are a “serious threat” to the international community. Japan had a national security meeting after the launches.


Amazon removes Auschwitz ornaments
- After a call from Poland’s Auschwitz Memorial to remove concentration camp Christmas ornaments, Amazon has removed the item from its website. The ornament displayed the Auschwitz death camp that existed during World War II. The ornament came with a bottle opener and a mouse pad.

French floods kill three - Three workers who were on a mission to assist people caught in floods in southern France were killed when their helicopter crashed. Rain in the area has caused severe flooding and killed numerous residents. French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner called the three who died “everyday heroes” who gave their lives to protect France.

Latin America

Gunmen attack in Coahuila
- At least 500 shots were fired in a gun battle between suspected members of a cartel and security in Coahuila, a northern Mexican state. The gunmen attacked a city hall in Villa Union. At least 21 people were killed, including four police officers. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said reducing crime is his biggest challenge.

Chile cancels soccer season - The football federation in Chile has canceled all soccer matches due to anti-government protests. The protests have went on for weeks and have seen violent incidents. They were catapulted by public transport fares and also revolve around inequality, health care prices and funding for education.

North America

Trump denies Bloomberg News
- President Donald Trump’s campaign will not give Bloomberg News reporters, credentials. The media outlet is owned by Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg. He officially entered the race last week, and the media outlet will continue to investigate Trump.

Record breaking Cyber Monday - This year’s Cyber Monday sales are expected to exceed $9.4 billion, according to statistics from Adobe Analytics. The report found that that $7.4 billion will be spent just in the United States alone. According to Adobe Analytics, around $7.9 billion was spent in the United States on Black Friday.





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