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News breakdown: Jan. 20 – 26

International – A fire at Sejong Hospital in the South Korean city of Miryang, on Jan. 26, has killed 37, injured approximately 140 and has left 18 people in critical condition. The hospital did not have fire sprinklers or smoke control systems due to its small size which has the relatives of the victims angry […]

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News breakdown: Jan. 13 – 19

International – Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed on a repatriation agreement on the approximately 650,000 Rohingya refugees who fled state-sponsored violence in Myanmar. The agreement outlines the relocation of 300 Rohingya a day, but Rohingya spokespeople, the UN refugee agency and Amnesty International have spoken out against the agreement, calling it “alarmingly premature.” – The […]

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News breakdown: Jan. 6 – 12

International – Seven hundred seventy eight protesters were arrested by Tunisian security forces in protests where dozens of protesters and security forces were injured. Protests erupted in 12 cities and towns on the Jan. 8 in response to price and tax rises enacted by the government. – The NCAAP, a Haitian-American congresswoman, foreign governments, the […]

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News breakdown: Dec. 30 – Jan. 5

International – A passenger train collided with a truck in rural South Africa, killing 18 people and injuring approximately 260 people. Four hundred twenty nine passengers were headed home after the holidays aboard the state-owned train when the truck driver unsuccessfully tried to cross the track before the oncoming train. – An anti-corruption rally last […]

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News Breakdown: Nov. 11 – 17

International A 7.3 earthquake on the Iran-Iraq border has killed at least 530 and injured 7,460 with thousands displaced. – The earthquake struck approximately 30 km south of Darbandikhan in Iraq, near its north-eastern border with Iran. Over 200 aftershocks were felt and tremors were felt in Israel, Turkey, and Kuwait. Aid teams have been […]

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News Breakdown: November 4-11

International The Paradise Papers, 13.4 million files on offshore investments and tax havens, were released on Nov. 5. – Their contents have exposed the Queen and Prince Charles of the United Kingdom, British lords, Donald Trump’s cabinet members, advisors and donors and the President of Colombia, among 120,000 other individuals and corporations. Twenty-six were killed […]

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News Breakdown: October 28-November 3

International Spain imposed direct rule on Catalonia as its regional parliament declared independence, while also sacking and bringing charges against 15 senior Catalan politicians, five of whom have fled to Belgium. – Eight Catalan Cabinet Ministers and the Vice-President were jailed, another Minister was charged but not jailed and four Ministers, as well as the […]

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News Breakdown: October 14-20

International Amidst efforts by the U.S. to restart Afghanistan peace talks, the Taliban carried out a string of attacks (AOP News) this week, killing at least 200 and injuring at least 300. – On October 17 a government compound and a police compound were both attacked (Washington Post) with suicide bombers and gunmen. On the October 19 […]

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News Breakdown: October 7-13

International 15 fires in Northern California have left 33 dead, scores injured, 90,000 displaced or evacuated, 900 km2 burnt and 5,700 homes and businesses destroyed. Three fires have been fully contained, while 12 continue to burn with containment rates ranging from 7-95 per cent. The President of Catalonia, Carlos Puigdemont, suspended the effects of an […]