World News of the Week – July 30 to August 5, 2018

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U.S. Army Col. performs a blessing on the 55 boxes of remains thought to be of U.S. soldiers killed in the 1950-53 Korean War, returned by North Korea to the U.S. (via Reuters)

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What You Need To Know:

1. A powerful earthquake on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok killed at least 98 people.

2. Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa won the election with just over 50 percent of the ballots as the ruling party maintained control of the government in the first vote since the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe.

3. Two suicide bombers attacked a Shiite mosque in eastern Afghanistan during Friday prayers, killing at least 29 people and wounding another 81.

4. Authorities detained six people suspected of using explosives-laden drones in a failed bid to assassinate Venezuelan President Maduro.

5. China said it is poised to impose retaliatory tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. imports, including coffee, honey, and industrial chemicals, if Washington goes ahead with its latest trade threat.

6. A new Ebola outbreak in Congo’s North Kivu province was confirmed, infecting at least 13 people, and killing 3.

7. Tens of thousands of people gathered in Tel Aviv to protest against Israel’s new law declaring it the nation-state of the Jewish people, which has provoked outrage among the country’s most integrated minority, the Druze.

8. Mali’s presidential election will go to a runoff vote after President Keïta failed to get enough votes to win a second term outright. He will face Soumaila Cisse in the second round.

9. The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Shiite rebels conducted airstrikes in the rebel-held port city of Hodeida, killing at least 28 people and wounding 70.

10. Thousands of angry young people took to the streets of Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka to demand safer streets, facing police firing tear gas and pro-government activists who attacked them with clubs.

Afghanistan

Argentina

Australia

Bangladesh

Bosnia

Brazil

Cambodia

Canada

China

Colombia

Congo

Denmark

Egypt

Eritrea

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Indonesia

Iran

Israel

Italy

Jordan

Kenya

Kosovo

Malaysia

Mali

Mexico

Morocco

Myanmar

Nicaragua

Nigeria

North Korea

Pakistan

Philippines

Russia

Rwanda

Saudi Arabia

Serbia

Somalia

South Africa

South Sudan

Spain

Switzerland

Syria

Tajikistan

Turkey

United Kingdom

United States of America

Vatican

Venezuela

Vietnam

Yemen

Zimbabwe

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