Weekly World News

Parkland, Fla. 

17 are dead after Nikolas Cruz opened fire in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Cruz was a former student who had been expelled from the school and has now been charged with 17 accounts of premeditated murder. 

Original story by Audra D. S. Burch and Patricia Mazzei, Feb. 14, 2018. The New York Times.

Johannesburg, South Africa 

President Jacob Zuma has agreed to resign despite his disagreement with his party‚Äôs decision to order him to do so. Zuma was president for nine years but had been asked to step down after being abandoned by voters and threatened by a no-confidence vote in the Parliament. 

Original story by Norimitsu Onishi, Feb. 14, 2018. The New York Times.

New Delhi, India 

Five elephants have been killed after a 14-car passenger train crashed into a herd in the middle of the night. The train was reported to have been speeding in the dark and by the time the emergency brake was hit, it was too late. While no passengers were injured, two calves and two adult elephants were killed instantly and another elephant died later. 

Original story by Jeffrey Gettleman, Suhasini Raj, and Kai Schultz, Feb. 12, 2018. The New York Times.

Moscow, Russia 

71 people are dead after a plane crashed shortly after takeoff, killing everyone on board. The cause of the crash is not completely clear but it happened within minutes after takeoff. According to officials, the plane mysteriously vanished from the radars before crashing. 

Original story by Neil MacFarquhar and Ivan Nechepurkenko, Feb. 11, 2018. The New York Times.

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