World News of the Week – July 23 to July 29, 2018

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Indian PM Modi, Chinese President Xi, South African President Ramaphosa, Russian President Putin, and Brazilian President Temer at the BRICS summit (via AFP)

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1. Former cricket star Imran Khan declared victory in Pakistan’s parliamentary election and vowed to battle corruption, seek regional cooperation, and forge a new relationship with the U.S. that was not “one-sided.”

2. The latest Ebola outbreak in Congo was declared over after 42 days without any new cases.

3. Islamic State militants killed more than 200 people in a coordinated assault on a government-held area of southwestern Syria.

4. A wildfire that raged through a coastal area of Greece killed at least 91 people.

5. Tens of thousands of demonstrators have rallied throughout Russia to protest plans to substantially hike the age at which Russians can receive their state retirement pensions.

6. Part of a newly built hydroelectric dam broke in southeastern Laos, flooding the surrounding countryside and killing at least 24 people.

7. Thousands of people staged protests across Poland after President Duda signed into law a measure effectively letting the government choose the next Supreme Court chief.

8. Sixteen senators quit Nigerian President Buhari’s ruling party in a blow to the leader who seeks re-election next year.

9. Thousands of Malians voted in the presidential election, but others struggled where some ballot boxes were burned and some feared threats by extremist groups.

10. The ruling party of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen won the election, while the opposition party unable to contest the polls said this marked the death of democracy.

Afghanistan

Australia

Bangladesh

Bulgaria

Cambodia

Canada

China

Colombia

Congo

Egypt

Eritrea

Germany

Ghana

Greece

Honduras

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Israel

Japan

Laos

Malawi

Mali

Mexico

Myanmar

Nicaragua

Nigeria

North Korea

Pakistan

Palestinian Territories

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Romania

Russia

Rwanda

Saudi Arabia

Serbia

South Africa

South Korea

South Sudan

Spain

Syria

Turkey

United Kingdom

United States of America

Vanatu

Vatican

Venezuela

Vietnam

Yemen

Zimbabwe

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