Breaking News of the Week (November 20)

The early week was flooded by news around the world. Let’s review breaking news of this week.


The devastating earthquake in January turned the whole country into rubble and killed over 300,000 lives. Now, Haiti is fighting with the second battle against cholera outbreak. Data released on last Friday showed that 917 people died and over 14,600 were hospitalized with cholera-like symptoms. In Haiti, most of population claim cholera epidemic for the Nepalese and U.N. personnel from that area who were stationed nearby. However, a spokesman from the 12,000-strong UN peacekeeping mission refused their responsibility for the epidemic.


 In Cap Haitien, public places including schools and banks are closed, residents set fire to tires at entrances to the town and gunfire ricocheted through the streets


On November 11th, the United States sanctioned two companies in North Korea which suspiciously linked to a group of drug trafficking and “illegal ” activities to support the nation’s secretive leadership. 


It is believed that this action aims to persuade Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear programs – a threat to South Korea and Japan.


Escalation in Gaza: A military-grade rocket which fired from Gaza into Israel has explored near Ofakim – a deserted industrial area. Israel’s military reported there were no casualties. 


Since last July, it was the first Grad rocket of this kind fired from the Gaza Strip to hit the Ofakim area.


Spanish politicians have strictly criticized a video in which a woman simulates an orgasm while casting her vote by the Young Socialists in Catalonia. Alicia Sanchez-Camacho, the leader of the conservative opposition Popular Party of Catalonia, has stated this video as “an attack on the dignity of women”


When voting, the woman gets more and more excited for the Socialist Party in this election in Catalonia


On Friday, France straightly rejected the negotiation from Al-Qaeda to pull its troops out of Afghanistan in exchange to release five French hostages in northern Africa. Seven people working with French nuclear reactor builder has been kidnapped in northern Niger.


New Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie states, “France cannot accept that its policy be dictated by anyone outside”.



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