Current Events RSS Feed

The following are current news stories at the several recommended sites on your Current Events Article Review assignment.  These may or may not apply to the current unit being studied in class, but will serve as a good base point.  Be aware that only the top five news stories from each source are displayed – many more things are currently happening in the world right now!

New York Times


The Guardian

  • Explosion injures at least 20 people in Japan December 16, 2018
    The explosion and fire happened at a restaurant in Sapporo in the northern islandA large explosion and fire is reported to have wrecked a restaurant in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo, injuring at least 20 people.Pictures from the scene, following the blast on Sunday evening, showed firefighters searching the building which appeared to have been virtua […]
    Owen Bowcott
  • Macron's ratings fall further after month of gilets jaunes protests December 16, 2018
    French president will be forced to change his style of governing, say analysts A month of gilets jaunes, or yellow vests, protests have taken a further toll on the popularity of President Emmanuel Macron, a new poll showed on Sunday, with analysts saying he will be forced to change his style of governing.Around 66,000 protesters turned out again on Saturday […]
    Agence France-Presse
  • Former fossil fuels lobbyist to head interior department as Zinke exits December 16, 2018
    David Bernhardt’s new job means top two US environmental agencies will be helmed by people once paid by industryRyan Zinke’s exit as interior secretary elevates a former lobbyist to the job, meaning the top two US environmental agencies will now be run by people previously paid by industry.The deputy secretary, David Bernhardt, will take over at least tempor […]
    Emily Holden in Washington
  • Boy, five, becomes third family member to die after Nottinghamshire fire December 16, 2018
    An eight-year-old girl and her mother died on Saturday after blaze at a house in CollinghamA five-year-old boy has become the third member of the same family to die after a house fire in Nottinghamshire.The child was among five people rescued from the property. Police said on Sunday he had died in hospital. Continue reading...
    Josh Halliday North of England correpsondent
  • Scott Morrison: 'West Jerusalem is the capital of Israel' – video December 16, 2018
    Australia now formally recognises West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, reversing decades of Middle East policy, but will not move its embassy there immediately, the Australian PM said on Saturday.Australia recognises West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital but holds back on embassy move Continue reading...

National Public Radio


Al Jazeera


The Atlantic


The Economist

  • Why so little is done to help new mums cope December 13, 2018
    THE PREMISES are as spick-and-span as any health centre. But unusually for somewhere full of newborns and mothers, a quiet calm prevails. Setagaya Postpartum Centre in Tokyo is a rare place. Mothers with babies four months old or younger can stay the night to receive support from midwives and therapists. Some want help breast-feeding; a good few need counsel […]
  • Can the world stop genocide? December 6, 2018
    SQUATTING ON a UN refugee agency mat, clutching her listless two-year-old, Setera Bibi tells her story. Last year, at 4am on August 25th, the 23-year-old was awoken by gunfire. Fifty soldiers were rampaging through her village in north-east Rakhine state, in the west of Myanmar. Entering her house, they grabbed her husband. Four hours later he was returned, […]
  • Indigenous peoples across the world no longer seem doomed to extinction November 29, 2018
    NORTH SENTINEL has few visitors, which is just as its 150 or so residents want. The 30,000-year-old tribe on the tiny island in the Andaman archipelago in the Bay of Bengal has had almost no contact with the outside world since 1991. So when John Chau, a young American missionary, paid some boatmen to drop him off on the island last month he was greeted with […]
  • Brazilian Indians are learning to live with the state November 29, 2018
    Reeling in reais DRIVE AN HOUR north-west from Boa Vista, capital of Brazil’s Roraima state, towards the border with Venezuela, and pastures of grazing cattle and rice fields give way to the stunning but unkempt expanses of the São Marcos indigenous reserve. Here, sleepy roadside villages show little sign of life, aside from omnipresent prayer sheds marked w […]
  • Why New Zealand’s Maori do better than Australia’s Aboriginals November 29, 2018
    An example to follow WHEN JAMES COOK landed in Australia in 1770, Aboriginals had been there for about 60,000 years. Their 500 or so separate nations lacked kingpins or settled agriculture, so colonisers deemed the land terra nullius, free for the taking. Aboriginals were butchered or displaced, and later their children were stolen and placed in foster care […]

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