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North Korea 

After President Trump threatened to destroy North Korea at the United Nations General Assembly, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un insulted the President. It has recently been reported that Kim Jong-un called the President a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard” before adding, “A frightened dog barks louder.” 

Original story by Choe Sang-Hun, Sept. 21, 2017. The New York Times.

London, United Kingdom 

Uber has lost its license to operate in London due to its lack of responsibility pertaining to public safety and security. The company has recently encountered sexual harassment allegations and concerns about its software use. 

Original story by Prashant S. Rao, Sept. 22, 2017. The New York Times.

Mexico City, Mexico 

After surviving the most powerful earthquake in Mexican history, a second earthquake with a 7.1 magnitude struck near Mexico City. The second earthquake, which came less than two weeks after the first earthquake, has taken the lives of 200 adults and 30 children. Many citizens are still working after the disaster. 

Original stories by Chris Cirillo, Sept. 19, 2017 and Elisabeth Malkin, Marina Franco, and Albinson Linares Sept. 20, 2017. The New York Times.

Saudi Arabia 

A high school social studies textbook was revoked after a photograph found within its pages showed King Faisal, who ruled Saudi Arabia for 11 years and outlawed slavery, with Yoda, a popular character from the famous movie “Star Wars.” The photograph was a mysterious mistake and revised textbooks are in the process of being printed. 

Original story by Ben Hubbard, Sept. 21, 2017. The New York Times.


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