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The Weekly Global Roundup

The Weekly Global Roundup: A Streak Of Natural Disasters (April 10 to 15, 2017)

This roundup covers news summaries across six regions: Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South America. Wherever possible I draw links to Singapore, but I think it is more important to understand geopolitical developments around the world, to draw attention to meaningful news stories, and to highlight both positive and negative events.

Around the world, I rely primarily on the email newsletters from “The Economist“, “Foreign Policy“, “Muck Rack“, “The New York Times“, “The Wall Street Journal“, and “The World Post“. In Singapore, the weekly digests from the European Union Centre and the Middle East Institute are handy. Do send me recommendations of news outlets or articles too, to jinyao.guan.yin.miao[a]gmail.com!

Taken from http://www.sciencemag.org/sites/default/files/styles/article_main_large/public/images/si-GreatBarrierReef.png?itok=Srtx66fg.

The Great Barrier Reef, in Australia.

April 10 to 15, 2017

The ramifications of climate change and natural disasters have been felt around the world. In Australia, dismal conditions at the Great Barrier Reef have led to unprecedented levels of coral bleaching, leaving no time for recovery, while in Latin America the countries of Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru have suffered the brunt of torrential rains leading to floods and mudslides. Man-made disasters have been no less destructive too. Somalia is on the brink of famine, with more than six million in need of emergency aid. Two church bombings in Egypt killed at least 44 people, with a state of emergency announced thereafter. And demonstrations continue in Paraguay, over a controversy of whether former presidents should be allowed to be re-elected.

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The Asia-Pacific


The Middle East

North America

Latin America

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A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting. Carlos Castaneda.

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