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A week in review 7/05/2017
Photo courtesy: Justice for Michael Brown Facebook

By Joseph Rios


Fight against terrorism - Due to a lack of financial support Chad President Idriss Deby Itno threatened to pull troops out of African peacekeeping functions. Chad has contributed thousands of troops in the fight against the terror group Boko Haram. Cameroon and Niger are other countries involved in African peacekeeping functions. Chad has seen an economic drought due to low oil prices.


Landslide in the Chinese Sichuan People are still recovering from a landslide that buried homes in a village. One hundred people are still missing. Authorities believe it is possible that people are trapped under the landslide. The landslide was a result from heavy rain. Over 3,000 rescuers have been giving relief to the area. Chinese media said the chance of finding survivors was slim.


Fire safety in London - Authorities are urging people living in four London tower blocks to leave due to fire safety concerns. However, the residents are refusing to leave. The tower blocks are home to 200 people and the English government has offered them temporary accommodation. Some community members have agreed there are concerns with fire safety, but they don’t see it to be a reason to leave the buildings.

The Italian government bailout The Banca Popolare di Vicenza Bank and the Veneto Banca bank by providing them $5.8bn. The European Central Bank recently warned that the banks were failing. The Italian government’s move was approved by the European Commission. Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said the move was appropriate.

Latin America

Nine people killed in Gutape, Colombia - Gutape is a city known for being a tourist attraction due to its recreational opportunities. Recently a passenger boat sank and authorities helped grab victims out of the water, but 28 people are still missing. It is unknown what caused the boat to sink.

Police find Nazi artifacts - Police have discovered Nazi artifacts behind a bookshelf in Buenos Aires. The artifacts included things such as war models and a bust of Adolf Hitler. Argentina was home to Nazis fleeing persecution after WWII. Former Argentina President Juan Peron was open to giving Nazis a second chance in life. The artifacts were believed to be headed to the black market.


Ohio Government websites hacked Government websites were hacked causing site viewers’ screens to display a pro-Islamic State message. The Ohio Office of Health Transformation and the Ohio Department of Medicaid were amongst the websites hit. The group “Team System DZ” was responsible for the hack.

Brown Family settlement reached The City of Ferguson has settled with the Brown family. Brown was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson three years ago. After an investigation, it was ruled that Wilson should not be charged. The details of the settlement have not surfaced, but it is believed Brown’s family was looking for over $70,000 in compensation from the city.





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