Militants killed in Egypt after attack - Egypt’s interior ministry said 19 Islamic militants were accused of executing an attack on Christians in the country were killed by police. In a statement, Egypt said the militants died in a shootout in a desert area. Seven Christians were recently killed in a bus attack, and the Islamic State group said it was responsible for the attack.
Crashed jet carrying over 100 people had issues before take off - The Lion Air flight JT 610, which crashed while carrying 189 people, had issues prior to take off. The jet was travelling from Jakarta, Indonesia when it crashed into the sea. Officials say the airspeed indicator had issues on the jet’s four final flights. Officials learned of the issue when a recorder was discovered from the jet. The airspeed indicator tells pilots how fast their planes are travelling.
Buildings collapse in France - Two buildings sitting side by side in Marseille, France collapsed, and at least two people were injured. One building was considered to be vacant, but police were sent to search through rubbles just in case someone was in there. The building sat near a historic old port in the area, and regional authorities and firefighters were working together to keep residents away from the area. Reports of a third building in the area being at risk of collapsing have also surfaced.
Migrants reach Mexico City - Around 450 migrants travelling through Mexico toward the United States reached Mexico City. The migrants were given temporary shelter at a stadium, and they are part of migrants who left Honduras in October. President Donald Trump said troops will be waiting for them at the U.S.-Mexican border. Reaching Mexico City was seen as a checkpoint for the migrants as they try to escape poverty and unemployment in Honduras.
Brazil wants to move Israel embassy - In a move similar to President Donald Trump’s, Brazil’s president-elect Jair Bolsonaro said he will move the country’s embassy from Israel to Jerusalem. The move was praised by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and he called it “historic” and “correct.” Palestinian officials said the move will create less stability and security in the area.
Utah mayor killed - Brent Taylor, the mayor of North Ogden, Utah, was killed in what is believed to be an insider attack while in Afghanistan. Taylor served as a member of the U.S. Army National Guard, and he was helping to train members of Afghan security forces. Taylor was 39, and he had seven children. The Utah National Guard believes the attacker was a member of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces.
Girl Scouts killed by intoxicated driver - Colten Treu surrendered to police after he allegedly killed three Girl Scouts and their escort as they were picking up trash on the side of a road in Wisconsin. Treu was intoxicated, and police say he was inhaling cleaning fluid before the wreck. He has been charged with 13 criminal charges including four counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle.