World News of the Week – August 13 to August 19, 2018

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A view of the Morandi highway bridge that collapsed in Genoa, Italy (via AP)

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What You Need To Know: 

1. Some 800,000 people have been displaced and over 350 have died in the worst flooding in a century in southern India’s Kerala state, as rescuers searched for people stranded in the worst-affected areas

2. At least 43 people died in the Italian port city of Genoa when a concrete bridge collapsed.

3. Cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan was chosen as Pakistan’s next prime minister, elected on a promise to reform a system rife with corruption and traditionally controlled by the country’s powerful landowners.

4. A suicide bomber struck a private education center in a Shiite neighborhood of Kabul killing 48 students.

5. Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won a second five-year term in the turbulent West African nation with more than 67 percent of the vote in a runoff election.

6. Multiple strong earthquakes killed at least a dozen people on the Indonesian islands of Lombok and Sumbawa as the region was trying to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people.

7. Turkey increased tariffs on some U.S. products like cars, alcohol, and coal, highlighting the deteriorating relations with the United States.

8. Slovenia’s parliament approved Marjan Sarec, a comedian turned politician, as prime minister-designate, setting him on track to form a minority government.

9. Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko dismissed the country’s prime minister and other top ministers, in the biggest government reshuffle since 2014.

10. At least 19 people were killed in an Islamist militant attack on a village in northeast Nigeria.

Afghanistan

Algeria

Australia

Belarus

Brazil

Cambodia

Chile

China

Cuba

Ecuador

France

Germany

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Israel

Italy

Macedonia

Malaysia

Mali

Malta

Mexico

Myanmar

Nigeria

Pakistan

Palestinian Territories

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Romania

Russia

Saudi Arabia

Slovenia

Somalia

South Korea

Spain

Sweden

Taiwan

Tajikistan

Thailand

Tunisia

Turkey

Uganda

United Kingdom

United States of America

Venezuela

Yemen

Zimbabwe

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