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The Weekly Global Roundup

The Weekly Global Roundup: Disasters In Latin America; Natural Disasters In Asia (September 3 to 8, 2018)

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 https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180903102137-06-brazil-national-museum-fire-0902-super-tease.jpg.

The National Museum of Brazil.

September 3 to 8, 2018

Brazil and Ecuador, in Latin America, were sites of disasters, where a fire engulfed a national museum and a bus crash killed at least 11 people. India, Japan, and North Korea, in Asia, were sites of natural disasters, where some of the worst typhoons and floods struck. In Brazil, a fire engulfed the National Museum of Brazil – which had fallen into disrepair in recent years – threatening the collection of more than 20 million items. in Ecuador, a bus driver driving over the speed limit resulted in a bus crash which killed at least 11 people.

In Kerala, India, as the death toll from the worst floods in the state’s history continued to increase, the state is now battling an outbreak of bacterial diseases, transmitted via the urine of infected animals. In Japan, Typhoon Jebi, one of the strongest in 25 years, killed at least six people. Days later, a powerful earthquake hit Hokkaido, killing at least nine people. And in North Korea, severe flooding killed at least 76 people. Thousands were left homeless.

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Africa

The Asia-Pacific

Europe

The Middle East

North America

  • Following Apple, Amazon became the second American company to reach a market value of one trillion dollars.
  • Citing budget issues, President Donald Trump announced a pay freeze for about two million federal employees.
  • In Cincinnati, Ohio, a gunman killed three people. Police officers later shot and killed the gunman.

Latin America

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