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The Weekly Global Roundup

The Weekly Global Roundup: Flurries Of Floods, Hurricanes, And Typhoons (September 17 to 22, 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 http://static.atimes.com/uploads/2018/09/Philippines-Typhoon-Mangkhut-Manila-September-14-2018-960x576.jpg.

Typhoon Mangkhut.

September 17 to 22, 2018

Floods struck Nigeria, as Hurricane Florence struck North and South Carolina and as Typhoon Mangkhut struck the Philippines, before affecting China, Hong Kong, and Macau. Typhoons are in the northwest Pacific, while hurricanes are in the Atlantic and northeast Pacific. In Nigeria, floods – the effects of which are made worse by a growing population and the lack of infrastructure – killed more than a 100 people. In the United States, Hurricane Florence hit North and South Carolina, killing at least 41 people. And in Asia, Typhoon Mangkhut hit China, Hong Kong, Macau, and the Philippines, killing at least 81 people in the Philippines.

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Africa

The Asia-Pacific

Europe

The Middle East

North America

  • In Boston, suspected gas line explosions in three communities – which caused dozens of homes to ignite – killed one person.
  • A shooting in Wisconsin left the shooter dead.
  • A shooting in Maryland left four people dead, including the female suspect.
  • Hurricane Florence struck North and South Carolina, with expectations of extreme flooding and historic rainfall. Hurricane Florence was later downgraded to a tropical depression, after wind speeds slowed down slightly.
  • Tit-for-tat tariffs between China and the United States are set to continue, with more trade in goods to be affected.

Latin America

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