If you pride yourself on keeping up to date with the latest world news, continue reading to discover what’s been happening in the world today.
What’s going on in the world today?
- Chinese students have been detained for supporting labor rights groups
Students from five prominent Chinese universities have been detained by the police after voicing their support for labor rights groups. As the communist Chinese government has begun to take extra measures to try and silence student protests.
Some of the students who are believed to have been detained by the Chinese government were kidnapped off the streets surrounding their universities and one student was seen being hit over the head before being dragged into a government van.
2. An individual was brutally murdered because of a rumor on a messaging app
After gossip about an individual abducting children in Mexico went viral on the popular messaging app WhatsApp, a group of locals set fire to two men and successfully killed one man. Who they falsely believed were child abductors. Disturbingly more than 40 individuals watched the two men burn whilst filming the event, live streaming the event and taking photos of the men being tortured and the brutal murder of Alberto Flores.
According to local authorities so far 9 individuals have been detained by police for questioning over the incident. 4 of whom are being investigated for carrying out the murder of Alberto Flores.3
3. More than 25 individuals have lost their lives as a result of California’s latest wildfire.
Currently, there are over 5 experienced rescue teams combing through Paradise, a small town of 25,000 residents in order to find and rescue any individuals who they may find.
In the coming days, rescue teams are also expected to start exploring the areas surrounding Paradise for survivors. Once it’s safe for rescue teams to move throughout the fire-ravaged area
4. Rockets have been fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip as an act of retaliation for the murder of a Hamas leader
In the last few days, rockets have been fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip and are thought to be a sign of retaliation after a Hamas commander was killed as a result of a recent Israeli raid. As a result, Israeli leaders remain on high alert in case further action is taken against them.
5. Floods ravage Venice
Floods have continued to ravage Venice and it has been thought that decades worth of damage is being caused to Venice’s historic buildings, canals, and buildings each day. In the past few days, even St Mark’s Square which is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Venice has been inaccessible as a result of the rainstorms which have hit Italy.
Furthermore, a historic cathedral has been completely flooded which has panicked locals who have begged Italy’s government to intervene to try and save their historic cathedral.
Hopefully after reading the 5 news stories listed above you have a better idea of whats going on in the world today.