Weekly World News

United States 

The aftermath of the Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead and 16 injured has sparked a heavy debate about gun control and background checks. The deadly shooting led President Trump to meet with some of the survivors as students across the nation hosted school walkouts and protests. Many states are now considering Red Flag laws and other legislature to protect public schools. 

Original story by Julie Turkewitz and Anemona Hartoscollis, Feb. 20, 2018. The New York Times. 


The famous fast food restaurant, KFC, was forced to close roughly half of their 900 restaurants in Britain after encountering a chicken shortage. The shortage comes after major logistical failure when the chain switched suppliers. Many stores opted for a limited menu, while others closed completely, which caused much frustration with customers. 

Original story by Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura and Amie Tsang, Feb. 20, 2018. The New York Times.

Lima, Peru 

Approximately 44 people are dead and nearly 20 people are injured after a passenger bus fell off the famous cliff known as “devil’s curve.” Peruvian citizens are outraged, as this marks the second deadly incident since the beginning of 2018, the first one occurring in January when 51 people died after a bus drove off the cliff on a foggy day. Advocates are calling for authorities to take action and provide more safety measures for the road. 

Original story by Marcelo Rochabrún, Feb. 21, 2018. The New York Times. 

Podgorica, Montenegro 

An attacker is dead after he threw an explosive device into the United States Embassy before killing himself with yet another explosive. Fortunately, the attack occurred at midnight when the building was empty, and the explosive device only reached the grounds near the building. There is minor damage to the embassy courtyard and there was no damage done to the building. 

Original story by Barbara Surk, Feb. 21, 2018. The New York Times.

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