Protestors teargassed - Police in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, are accused of firing tear gas after clashes with protesters. The protesters have been calling on the country’s government to quickly make reforms and ensure justice for human rights abuses. Thousands of people took to the streets to demonstrate on the year anniversary of the ousting of the country’s former president, Omar al-Bashir.
Nigerians carry on with school - High schoolers in Nigeria who are finishing their final year of school are finally taking their final exams as schools have been closed since March because of the pandemic. There are at least 1.5 million students finishing their exams. Social distancing and other measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus are being enforced.
Churches struggle with coronavirus - South Korea reported 279 cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, the largest jump in coronavirus cases the country has seen in five months. The Shincheonji Church of Jesus has been the country’s largest virus hotspot as it has been connected to over 5,200 cases. South Korea has had a total of 15,515 cases.
New Zealand delays election - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has postponed the country’s general election for a month as COVID-19 cases are on the rise. The election was planned for Sept. 19 but now it will be held on Oct. 17. New Zealand has linked 58 recent cases to the city of Auckland and the country went into a lockdown to slow the spread of the virus.
Migrants on the rise this month - At least 1,200 migrants have crossed the English Channel this month. Sixty-five people in five boats were intercepted and brought to shore. At least 4,400 people have successfully crossed the English Channel this year.
Anti-mask protest in Madrid - Hundreds of people gathered in Madrid to protest a mandatory face mask order. Madrid recently introduced new restrictions like banning smoking in public to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The face mask order was installed in May. Face masks are proven to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Colombia shooting leaves eight dead - Colombian officials are searching for four gunmen who are accused of targeting a party. The gunmen killed seven men and one woman, and Columbia’s government is offering $53,000 for information on the shooters. It is unknown what the motive was for the attack, but the area is home to numerous drug gangs.
Venezuela investigates oil spill - Oil slicks have washed up on the shores of the Falcon state as Venezuela investigates the oil spill. It is unknown how big the oil spill is or what caused it. Photos suggest the oil is beginning to stick to beaches. The country said 90 percent of the spill has already been cleaned.
Rising temperatures in America - In Death Valley National Park, California, temperatures recently reached 130F. Temperatures are expected to continue to rise this week, and the temperature at the park broke a record. There is a heatwave running from Arizona to Washington state.
Pelosi wants House of Representatives back - Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, is calling for the House of Representatives to return to session to vote on a bill to protect the U.S. Postal Service. Pelosi accused President Donald Trump of trying to sabotage the election. Trump has said mail-in ballots will lead to voter fraud. Trump has provided no evidence for his claim. A record number of Americans are expected to vote by mail. The USPS said millions of ballots may not arrive in time to be counted in the election.