Morocco drought hurting thousands - Dry weather has hurt Morocco’s agriculture production, also causing thousands of people to lose their job. Forty percent of the country is employed through the agricultural industry. Morocco King Mohammed VI issued a decry for all mosques in the country to pray for rain.
Explosion injures dozens in China A blast at a factory in Ningbo, China killed at least two people and injured at least 30 others and also damaged buildings. China has seen a number of industrial accidents and the government says it has been working to reduce them. Chinese Police tweeted; they are investigating what may have caused the explosion.
French President speaks about domestic violence - French President Emmanuel Macron addressed domestic violence in France during a speech that marked a day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. He held a moment of silence for women who have died from domestic violence and said France shouldn’t be “one of those countries where women live in fear.”
Migrants attempt to make it to Europe - A boat carrying migrants who were trying to cross the Mediterranean capsized near the coast of Libya. Over 30 people died from the incident, but at least 200 people were rescued. Italy’s coast guard also rescued over 1,000 people. Latin America
New marine reserve created in Mexico - A group of volcano islands has been turned into a marine reserve with a protection zone of over 50,000 miles by the Mexican government. It is called the Revillagigedo Archipelago and it is the largest ocean reserve in North America. The area is at Mexico’s south-west coast and all fishing activity will be banned in it.
Brazil soccer player found guilty of rape - Brazilian soccer player Robinho has been found guilty for taking part in a gang rape in Italy and he was sentenced to nine years in prison. Robinho was not present when his sentenced was handed out, but his lawyer pleaded not guilty on his behalf. His sentence will be put on hold as the court process continues.
Time Magazine disputes Trump’s claims - President Trump recently tweeted that he was “probably” going to be named Person of the Year from Time Magazine, but the publication quickly disputed his prediction. Time Magazine said Trump was false about how it chooses its Person of the Year. The President was given the Person of the Year cover from Time Magazine last year.
Sessions orders review in background checking methods for gun purchases - The FBI database that is used to check the backgrounds of people purchasing a gun will be reviewed. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered the review after the mass church shooting in Texas that took place on Nov. 6. The United States also suffered through its deadliest mass shooting in recent memory when a gunman killed 58 people in Las Vegas.