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Yemen At least 80 Yemeni soldiers were killed while in prayer and 130 more were injured in a missile attack on a mosque. The attack came from the Houthi rebel group, who are backed by the Iranian government. This attack is just one in a years-long civil war where Yemen, Saudi Arabia and the United

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Mexico A mass grave of 29 people was recently found by the Mexico National Guard on the outskirts of Guadalajara. This comes after two other graves of 81 people were found nearby just last year. Of the 29, four have been identified as people who had gone missing last year. All of these deaths are

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Hong Kong  The ongoing protests in Hong Kong have continued to rage and, according to police, have put the country in a state of almost total collapse. Recently, a new round of protests erupted near the University of Hong Kong campus. Over 1,000 protesters set up barricades and clashed with police, resulting in tear gas

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Saudi Arabia Saudi Aramco, a massive state-owned oil company, has announced its plans to list on a public stock exchange in an effort by the Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to expand Saudi Arabia’s economy and diminish its dependence on oil. Aramco is estimated to be worth $1.2 trillion and profited $46.9 billion in the

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Australia The Australian government’s consumer watchdog agency accused Google of willfully obscuring settings on Android phones that would let consumers stop their location data from being collected. Court documents allege that from 2017 to 2018, Google made it seem like turning off the setting “Location History” would prevent location data from being collected, when in

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Bolivia  Bolivia is seeing mounting anger in the light of a recent election. Under the Bolivian electoral system, if the winner is ahead by 10 points under a quick vote count, they automatically win. If the margin is less than 10 points, there is a run-off election in December, where only the first and second

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Russia  Every October, Russia exercises its nuclear forces, which they did this year last Tuesday. The Defense Ministry named this year’s war games “Thunder-2019.” The games lasted three days and involved 12,000 troops, 213 missile launchers, 105 aircrafts, 15 warships and five nuclear submarines. They also included 16 practice launches of ballistic and cruise missiles.

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Bangladesh  Abrar Fahad, a 21-year-old Bangladeshi student, was recently killed and is sparking protests by students across the country. His a occurred several days after posting comments criticizing the country’s government. The government’s ruling party, the Awami League, has a wing for students called the Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) that has been criticized for controlling

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Indonesia & Ethiopia On Monday, Boeing announced it will start paying $50 million in financial assistance to families of the victims of the two 737 Max crashes. Each family of the 346 victims will receive $144,500. The crashes of a Lion Air flight and an Ethiopian Airlines flight occured in 2018 and have been determined

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Compiled by Rikke Sponheim Algeria Since Friday, Feb. 22, tens of thousands of people across Algeria have taken to the streets to protest President Abdelaziz Bouteflika running for a fifth term of presidency. These have been the largest street demonstrations in over a decade in Algeria. President Bouteflika has been in power for 20 years

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