Weekly World News

San Bruno, California 

Nasim Najafi Aghdam injured three people by gunfire at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno. One victim is in critical condition and two are in fair condition. Aghdam shot and killed herself by the time police officials arrived on the scene. 

Original story by Maggie Astor and Maya Salam, April 3, 2018. The New York Times. 

Tokyo, Japan 

Sumo wrestling rules have been under scrutiny after women were shooed out of the ring despite an attempt to save a politician who collapsed while delivering a speech. One of the women was a nurse who came to administer CPR until the referee demanded the women leave the dohyo due to the sexist rules. A man took over CPR until the male emergency workers arrived. The politician was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition. 

Original story by Motoko Rich, April 5, 2018. The New York Times.

São Paulo, Brazil 

A federal judge ordered former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil to begin a 12-year prison sentence for corruption. da Silvia was planning on running for a third term and while he could appeal the court’s decision, officials say that his chances of making the election ballot are very slim. 

Original story by Shasta Darlington, April 5, 2018. The New York Times.


The Chinese government banned online retailers from selling the Bible in measures to limit Bible sales in the effort to limit the influence of Christianity in China. The only place citizens can legally buy the Bible in China is church bookstores, however, religious texts for Buddhism, Taoism and Islam are all available online. 

Original story by Ian Johnson, April 5, 2018. The New York Times.

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