World News of the Week – September 10 to September 16, 2018

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Hurricane Florence heading for the eastern coastline of the United States, taken by cameras outside the International Space Station (via Reuters)

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What You Need To Know: 

1. A super typhoon made landfall in China’s Guangdong, the country’s most populous province, after wreaking havoc in Hong Kong and Macau and killing potentially more than 50 people in the Philippines.

2. A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-filled vest among a group of people protesting a local police commander in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 68 people.

3.  Hungarian Prime Minister Orban suffered a rare political setback as E.U. lawmakers voted to pursue unprecedented action against his government for allegedly undermining the bloc’s democratic values and rule of law.

4. Thousands of Costa Ricans protested against a proposed fiscal reform, dealing their center-left president his first major test since taking office

5. The leaders of Russia and Turkey agreed to establish a demilitarized zone in Syria’s Idlib region, the last major stronghold of anti-government rebels where fears had been running high of a devastating offensive by government forces.

6. U.S. President Trump directed aides to proceed with tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese goods, despite Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s attempts to restart trade talks with China.

7. A man drove an SUV deliberately into a crowd in central China before jumping out and attacking victims with a dagger, killing 11 people.

8. Pope Francis accepted the resignation of a U.S. bishop and authorized an investigation into allegations he sexually harassed adults.

9. Zimbabwe declared a cholera outbreak in Harare after 20 people died from the disease and more than 2,000 were infected by drinking contaminated water.

10. Brazil’s most popular politician, imprisoned former president Lula da Silva, ended his legal battle to run for the top office in next month’s election. His running mate, Fernando Haddad, will replace him.

Afghanistan

Algeria

Bangladesh

Brazil

Chile

China

Costa Rica

Croatia

Cuba

Czech Republic

Egypt

Ethiopia

France

Germany

Greece

Guatemala

Hungary

India

Iran

Iraq

Israel

Italy

Japan

Kazakhstan

Libya

Malaysia

Mexico

Myanmar

Nicaragua

Nigeria

North Korea

Pakistan

Palestinian Territories

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Romania

Russia

Rwanda

Saudi Arabia

Slovenia

Somalia

South Korea

South Sudan

Spain

Sudan

Sweden

Syria

Thailand

Turkey

Ukraine

United Kingdom

United States of America

Vatican

Venezuela

Vietnam

Yemen

Zimbabwe

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