World News of the Week – April 30 to May 6, 2018

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Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupts after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake shakes the Big Island (via USGS)

What You Need To Know:

1. Two ISIS suicide bombers struck Afghanistan’s capital, killing 25 people, including nine journalists, in the deadliest assault on reporters since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.

2. The Iran-backed Shi’ite group Hezbollah and its political allies looked set to win more than half the seats in Lebanon’s first parliamentary election in nine years

3. Powerful rainstorms killed at least 91 people in northern and western India.

4. Protests in the Armenian capital Yerevan suddenly calmed after the ruling party confirmed it would back an opposition leader to become prime minister.

5. The U.S. government to take another 30 days to decide whether to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum from the European Union, Canada, and Mexico, extending a period of uncertainty for businesses in those regions.

6. Nearly 1,600 protesters were arrested across Russia as Vladimir Putin is set to begin a new 6-year term. Opposition leader Navalny was among those arrested.

7. ISIS suicide bombers attacked Libya’s election commission, killing at least 14 people in an attack aimed to disrupt a nation-wide vote planned for later this year.

8. Israeli troops fired live rounds and tear gas at Palestinian protesters injuring nearly 1,100 people.

9. Boko Haram bombed a mosque in northeast Nigeria killing 27 people. At least 45 people were killed in a separate attack on a village in northern Nigeria.

10. Spain’s maritime rescue service saved 476 migrants who were attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea from African shores.

Afghanistan

Algeria

Argentina

Armenia

Australia

Brazil

Burundi

Central African Republic

Chad

China

Colombia

Denmark

France

Gabon

Germany

Guatemala

Honduras

Hungary

India

Iran

Iraq

Israel

Italy

Kenya

Lebanon

Libya

Madagascar

Malaysia

Mali

Mexico

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar

Nigeria

North Korea

Pakistan

Palestine

Panama

Peru

Poland

Romania

Russia

Rwanda

Somalia

South Africa

South Korea

Spain

Sri Lanka

Switzerland

Syria

Thailand

Tunisia

Turkey

United Kingdom

United States of America

Venezuela

Vietnam

Zimbabwe

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