Weekly World News

Kabul, Afghanistan 

95 people are dead and 158 injured after the Taliban drove and detonated an ambulance filled with explosives into a crowded street. Hospitals are currently overflowed with the wounded and forensic scientists are struggling to identify bodies recovered from the blast. 

Original story by Mujib Mashal and Jawad Sukhanyar, Jan. 27, 2018. The New York Times.

Guinobatan, Philippines 

70,000 people have been evacuated from their homes after Mount Mayon, a famous volcano known for its beauty, is expected to erupt. Not only do residents have to fear lava but the air has become so filled with ash that it has become difficult to breathe. 

Original story by Jes Aznar and Russell Goldman, Jan. 25, 2018. The New York Times.

London, United Kingdom 

For the first time in the existence of Oxford University, the incoming class this past fall had more females than males. According to the admissions services at Oxford, 1,070 women enrolled in the fall of 2017, compared to 1,025 men. 

Original story by Stephen Castle, Jan. 26, 2018. The New York Times.


When the famous brand, Nutella, offered 70 percent off of their 33-ounce jars, it caused customers to become so frantic that the police had to be called in certain locations. Some stores restricted the sale to one jar per person, while other stores quickly ran out. 

Original story by Palko Karasz, Jan. 26, 2018. The New York Times.

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