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Fire at Guatemalan Children’s Home

Photo by Willyman In March, a children’s shelter in Guatemala’s capital was set on fire during a riot. Per BBC, “Guatemalan media report that the riot erupted as a result of alleged sexual abuse by staff and frustration with the poor conditions.” While they were rioting, mattresses in the home caught fire. The Guardian reports,… Continue reading Fire at Guatemalan Children’s Home

More Than 5,000 People Freed from Boko Haram

Photo by Sandrine Dole In Cameroon, 5,000 people have been freed from Boko Haram. This includes women and children. Per Fox News, “More than 5,000 people, including women and children, have been freed from extremist captivity and at least 60 Boko Haram fighters have been killed by Cameroonian and Nigerian soldiers in operations since the… Continue reading More Than 5,000 People Freed from Boko Haram

Bus Hits Haitians in Parade

Image by Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center. On March 12, there was a parade in celebration of Rara, a Haitian holiday. All the sudden a bus came plowing through the parade and crowds. Per CNN, “At least 38 people were killed and 13 others injured in northern Haiti after a… Continue reading Bus Hits Haitians in Parade

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Tornados Hit the Southeast

Photo by National Weather Service office in Tallahassee, Florida In early April, a string of strong storms hit the Southeast. There was much tornadic activity in this area due to these storms. Per Fox News, “A storm system moving through the Southeast on Wednesday spawned at least five suspected tornadoes in Georgia and South Carolina,… Continue reading Tornados Hit the Southeast

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Cyclone Mora

Photo by Ziaul Hoque Cyclone Mora hit the coast of Bangladesh on May 30, displacing hundreds of thousands of people. Per AccuWeather, “More than 500,000 people have been displaced by the former Cyclone Mora which brought heavy rain and damaging winds to western Myanmar and Bangladesh on Monday and Tuesday.” After landfall, at least six… Continue reading Cyclone Mora

Miners killed and injured after mine collapse because of earthquake

  Photo by Lzur In late November of 2016, there was an earthquake that made a mine collapse located in Poland. According to a Fox News report, “The tremor occurred shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday some 1,100 meters (3.610 feet) underground in the Rudna mine, in Polkowice, southwestern Poland.” At the time, there were five… Continue reading Miners killed and injured after mine collapse because of earthquake

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Christian Indonesian Governor accused of blasphemy

Photo by Eddy bf Gov. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, a Christian and Chinese ethnic minority in Indonesia has been accused of blasphemy against the Quran. At first the protests were peaceful, but them violence started. According to the BBC, “One elderly man died, the Associated Press reports, citing police. Several other people, including police officers, have… Continue reading Christian Indonesian Governor accused of blasphemy

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Flooding in North Korea

  By Kok Leng Yeo from Singapore Last August, North Korea was flooded. This was due to Typhoon Lionrock hitting the country. Fox News reports, “Typhoon Lionrock, amplified by a low-pressure system in the region, created floods that submerged, severely damaged or destroyed 30,000 homes and displaced 70,000 people.” North Korea tried to get aid, only… Continue reading Flooding in North Korea

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Earthquake in Indonesia

Photo by AusAID In early December, there was an earthquake that hit the Aceh Province in Indonesia. According to Fox News, “Maj. Gen. Tatang Sulaiman, chief of the army in Aceh province, said at least 97 died while four people were pulled from the rubble alive. Another four or five are known to be buried,… Continue reading Earthquake in Indonesia

Iraqi refugees return home

Photo by Christiaan Briggs Iraqi refugees have returned to their homes in the Nineveh region. Yet, what they discovered deeply grieved them. According to Fox News, “There were gasps, followed by tears at a small church in northern Iraq as a group of Christians returned to their parish Sunday to find that everything had been… Continue reading Iraqi refugees return home

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16,000 people flee Aleppo, Syria in the midst of a war

Photo by Voice of America News: Henry Ridgwell At the end of November, 16,000 people fled Aleppo, as the Syrian Civil War between the Syrians and ISIS intensified. This left thousands upon thousands displaced. According to CNN, “Initial reports indicate that up to 16,000 people have been displaced, many into uncertain and precarious situations. It… Continue reading 16,000 people flee Aleppo, Syria in the midst of a war

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Three Slain Priests in Mexico

Photo by Gengiskanhg In the month of September, three Catholic Priests were slain in two different states. According to Fox News, “The Archdiocese of Morelia in western Mexico says a priest kidnapped a week ago has been found slain.” That same night, authorities in another part of Mexico, found two other priests killed. Daily News… Continue reading Three Slain Priests in Mexico

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Cyclone Debbie Hits New South Wales

Photo by Rexness In late March, Cyclone Debbie hit New South Wales, Australia, causing flooding. Per BBC, “In many towns floodwaters are continuing to rise after the category four cyclone saw some areas experience three times their average monthly rainfall on Thursday alone.” Several towns were declared disaster zones. News.co.au explains, “Several flood-affected northern NSW… Continue reading Cyclone Debbie Hits New South Wales

Chile Wildfire kills at least 11

  Pablo Trincado In Chile, a wildfire has hit most of the state leaving death and destruction in its wake. According to CNN, “A chain of wildfires has unleashed a catastrophe over wide swaths of central and southern Chile, killing at least 11 people, destroying thousands of homes and consuming an area about three times… Continue reading Chile Wildfire kills at least 11

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Indian Train Crash

  Image by Carla Antonini In January, an Indian train crashed in the state of Andhra Pradesh. BBC reports, “At least 39 people have been killed and dozens injured after a train derailed in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, officials say.” The Indian railway system is one of the largest in the world, but… Continue reading Indian Train Crash

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Violence in Colombia Despite Peace Deal with FARC

In November of 2016, The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) signed a peace deal with the government of Colombia. Per BBC, “The government and the Farc (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) signed a peace agreement in November, to put an end to more than 50 years of conflict.” Despite this Peace Deal, violence continued,… Continue reading Violence in Colombia Despite Peace Deal with FARC

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Avalanches in Afghanistan and Pakistan Kills Over 100 People

  Image by NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan In early February, there were avalanches in Afghanistan and Pakistan, which killed over 100 people. CNN explains, “At least 156 people have died along the Afghan-Pakistani border after three days of heavy snowfall caused a series of deadly avalanches Sunday.” The deadliest avalanche was in a village on the… Continue reading Avalanches in Afghanistan and Pakistan Kills Over 100 People

Measles Outbreak in Europe

Recently, an outbreak of the Measles broke out in Europe, especially Italy and Romania. Per WHO, “In the first month of this year, Italy reported more than 200 cases. Romania has reported more than 3,400 cases and 17 deaths since January 2016.” The outbreak is not only in Italy and Romania, but the rest of… Continue reading Measles Outbreak in Europe

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Muslim Lawyer Assassinated in Myanmar

A muslim lawyer for Aung San Suu Kyi was assassinated on January 29, 2017 while in an international airport. Time Magazine reports, “Many in Myanmar are in mourning this week after the assassination of a prominent Muslim lawyer and peerless symbol of the country’s democracy movement, Ko Ni, who was shot in the head at point-blank range… Continue reading Muslim Lawyer Assassinated in Myanmar

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Sri Lanka Flood Kills over 200 People; Displaces over Half a Million

Sri Lanka is facing their worst floods since 2003. In it, over 200 people have been killed. Per The Indian Express, “The death toll in Sri Lanka’s floods has climbed to 202 with 94 people still missing in the country’s worst torrential rains since 2003 that displaced nearly half a million people. The Disaster Management… Continue reading Sri Lanka Flood Kills over 200 People; Displaces over Half a Million

Thai King Endorses 20th Constitution

Photo by archer10 (Dennis) The new Thai King endorsed the 20th Constitution of Thailand in early April. Per Fox News, “King Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun endorsed the document in an elaborate ceremony at the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall attended by senior members of the country’s military government as well as foreign diplomats.” The military had seized control… Continue reading Thai King Endorses 20th Constitution

Colombia Flooding

Photo by Ben Bowes   In March, there was flooding in Colombia which devastated Mocoa, a capital city of one of the states in Colombia. Per ABC News, “Colombian authorities scrambled to deliver aid and return basic services like electricity and water to the wreckage of Mocoa, a city of 40,000 people devastated by floodwaters… Continue reading Colombia Flooding

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Sexual Harassment Laws in India

Photo by Simon Williams / Ekta Parishad In 2013, India passed the Sexual Harassment laws, which promised to protect women in the work place. The Economic Times explains these laws, “India’s law against sexual harassment at the workplace was passed in 2013, laying out processes that need to be followed in organised and unorganised sectors.”… Continue reading Sexual Harassment Laws in India

Egyptian Christians in Trouble

  Image by Kareem mamduh Ismail The Coptic Church in Egypt is in trouble. ISIS has vowed to eradicate the Church in Egypt. Per Fox News, “ISIS recently released a video in which they call for ‘fellow jihadists’ to murder the Coptic Christians of Al Arish which they refer to as their ‘favorite prey.’” ISIS… Continue reading Egyptian Christians in Trouble

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Meningitis Outbreak in Nigeria

Photo by Dr. Lyle Conrad In Nigeria, an outbreak of Meningitis has killed dozens of people. CNN reports, “A meningitis outbreak has killed 489 people in Nigeria this year, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The country’s Center for Disease Control reported 4,637 suspected cases.” The problem is that there is a shortage of vaccines… Continue reading Meningitis Outbreak in Nigeria

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Only 1/3 of Venezuelans Eat One or Two Meals Per Day

Photo by Unukalhai Venezuela used to be an oil-rich nation, but since Maduro took over, things have been going downhill. Fox News reports, “The once-wealthy oil producing nation has fallen on hard times since Nicolás Maduro took power following the death of socialist leader Hugo Chávez in 2013. A drop in global oil prices has… Continue reading Only 1/3 of Venezuelans Eat One or Two Meals Per Day

Newly Elected Gambian President Returns from Senegal

Adama Barrow, the newly elected President last December who had to flee to Senegal, because the former President wouldn’t step down finally returned in January. Per CNN, “President Adama Barrow, who defeated longtime President Yahya Jammeh in a December election but waited in neighboring Senegal because Jammeh refused to surrender power on time last week,… Continue reading Newly Elected Gambian President Returns from Senegal

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Australia Prime Minister Talks to President Trump about Sending Immigrants to America

Photo by Sardaka When former-President Obama was in the White House, he promised the Australian Prime Minister that America would take in 1,250 refugees every year. The Federalist explains, “We entered the picture, nonetheless, in 2016. The Obama administration struck a deal with Turnbull’s government to take the refugees into our country.” Prime Minister Turnbull… Continue reading Australia Prime Minister Talks to President Trump about Sending Immigrants to America

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Romanians Protest Corruption Bill

  Mätes II In February, Romania was planning on passing a corruption bill, which would make it legal for government officials to do corrupt things if it did not go over a certain amount. Per CNN, “The original decree, which would have taken effect in about a week, decriminalized corruption that causes damage worth less… Continue reading Romanians Protest Corruption Bill

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Paris Peace Conference

Photo by הסוכנות היהודית Pikiwiki Israel In January, right before President Trump was sworn into office, a group of international leaders met to discuss the Two-State Solution, or the giving the West Bank in Israel to the Palestinians. Per Al Jazeera, “The [UN] resolution condemns all Israeli settlement activity as illegal and calls upon member… Continue reading Paris Peace Conference

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Easter Rabbits Can Help Give Families a Future

Image by Gospel for Asia Farm animals can provide income to those who are in need. These animals may provide milk or their young may be sold for a price that will take care of the family. Either way, people may wonder why this kindness was shown to them and it provides opportunities for Christians… Continue reading Easter Rabbits Can Help Give Families a Future

Islamic State Lost Almost a Quarter of its Territory in 2016

By Nadavspi In-between the beginning of 2016 and the end, a land a little smaller than the state of Florida was recaptured by Iraqi and Syrian forces. Per Newsweek, “This means ISIS lost control of almost 18,000 square kilometers (6,900 square miles) over the last 12 months, bringing the totality of the landmass it holds… Continue reading Islamic State Lost Almost a Quarter of its Territory in 2016

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Gambia’s President wouldn’t step down

CC BY-SA 3.0 President Jammeh, wouldn’t step down despite his defeat in Gambia’s election. According to CNN, “Jammeh, who took power in a 1994 military coup, suffered a surprise election defeat in December to Adama Barrow, who won 45% of the vote. Jammeh originally conceded the presidency, but then announced his ‘total rejection of the… Continue reading Gambia’s President wouldn’t step down

Yemen facing the ravages of war and malnourishment

  By Bernard Gagnon (Own work) Since the war hit Yemen, there has been a rising amount of poverty and malnutrition in the country. AP reports, “International agencies have classified Hodeidah among nine of Yemen’s 22 provinces that are a step away from famine. A U.N. report in June said that in Yemen, ‘the highest… Continue reading Yemen facing the ravages of war and malnourishment

Rohingya in Bangladesh Moved to Uninhabited Island

The Rohingya of Myanmar is one of the most persecuted group in the world. They have no home. Per Fox News, “Some 300,000 Rohingya Muslims have lived in Bangladesh for decades after fleeing there from neighboring Myanmar in the face of persecution by its military and majority Buddhists.” Many of the Rohingya are forced into… Continue reading Rohingya in Bangladesh Moved to Uninhabited Island

Famine in South Sudan State

Al Jazeera English Unity State, in South Sudan, which has a population of 100,000, has been declared by the United Nations to be famine proportions. There has not been a famine in South Sudan for six years. Per the Guardian, “A further 1 million people were classified as being on the brink of famine, according… Continue reading Famine in South Sudan State

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6 Tornados hit San Antonio and Austin

By Mugchee On Sunday, February 19, six tornados touched down in San Antonio and Austin. According to KTRK, “At least six tornadoes hit parts of San Antonio and Austin area, damaging dozens of homes but causing no major injuries.” Not only was there tornadic activity, but also flooding in San Antonio. Fox 29 San Antonio… Continue reading 6 Tornados hit San Antonio and Austin

California Flooding

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Orders to evacuate the San Francisco area came on February 20 due to rising water and floods. According to Fox News, “Evacuations were ordered in Central California on Monday and flash-flood warnings were issued elsewhere as downpours swelled creeks and rivers to troubling levels in the already soggy region.” It… Continue reading California Flooding

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China’s Two-Child Policy

Foudeelau China used to be on a one-child policy until 2016, when they realized the population was decreasing, due to the fact most of the population was elderly. Per CNN, “But the low birth rate created a number of serious demographic challenges. Today, China faces a rapidly aging population and a shortage of working-age residents,… Continue reading China’s Two-Child Policy

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Mosque attack in Quebec, Canada

  By Gilbert Bochenek   On January 30, a man walked into a mosque in Quebec, Canada and started shooting. Three people were killed in the attack. There were also 19 others who were injured. According to CBC, “Alexandre Bissonnette, 27, has been charged with six counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted… Continue reading Mosque attack in Quebec, Canada

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Brexit to Include Close Relationship with EU

CC BY-SA 3.0 Brexit, which is Britain splitting from the European Union, will include a close relationship with the EU. Per BBC, “The UK will withdraw from the single market and seek a new customs arrangement and a free trade agreement with the EU.” Immigrants are worried they will be deported from Britain because of… Continue reading Brexit to Include Close Relationship with EU

Flooding hits Thailand hard

In December of 2016 and January 2017, southern Thailand was hit by heavy flooding. According to Fox News, “Flooding in southern Thailand has killed at least five people, disrupted transportation and spoiled tourists’ holidays at one of the country’s most popular resort islands.” The rain was due to a low pressure system circulating over southern… Continue reading Flooding hits Thailand hard

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Myanmar’s crackdown on ethnic minorities

The Myanmar military is cracking down on Myanmar’s minorities, particularly the Rohingya. Many of them flee into Bangladesh. CNN reports, “Authorities in neighboring Bangladesh said dozens of people have attempted to flee across the border in recent days.” Those in Myanmar think that the Rohingya are Bangladesh citizens and as such are there illegally, even… Continue reading Myanmar’s crackdown on ethnic minorities

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The Rio Refugee Team

By Agência Brasil Fotografias The Rio refugee team was the first of its kind in the Olympics. Never before had there been a team of refugees in Olympic history. UNCHR reports, “Hailing the first-ever refugee team as “true Olympians”, UNHCR Deputy High Commissioner Kelly T. Clements has praised its 10 members of for helping to… Continue reading The Rio Refugee Team

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Chile water crisis due to flooding

PizarroContreras   Chile is undergoing a water crisis due to the flooding there. This is located in the capital city of Santiago. The BBC reports, “Rainstorms and landslides in Chile have contaminated a major river forcing the authorities to cut off drinking water to at least four million people in the capital, Santiago.” These homes… Continue reading Chile water crisis due to flooding

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