Hong Kong, China
Typhoon Mangkhut continues to sweep across Asia and has caused at least two deaths in China. Winds of 100 mph were reported, and greater than 100,000 people evacuated the area. The storm also caused a landslide that devastated the Philippines. Typhoon Mangkhut has been called the most powerful storm of 2018 by meteorologists, as it spans 550 miles and wind gusts have hit a high of 200 mph. Original story by Gerry Mullany, Tiffany May and Steven Lee Myers, Sept. 16, 2018. The New York Times.
A case of chemical pollution on the border of Crimea and Ukraine prompted the evacuation of 4,000 children from both sides. People from
both sides are experiencing coughing, allergies and burning of the nose and throat. Although the cause of the situation is unknown, officials
from both sides of the border believe a Crimean chemical factory is the source. The factory has since been closed. Original story by Iuliia Mendel, Sept. 14, 2018. The New York Times.
The detonation of bombs by a suicide bomber in Mogadishu, Somalia killed at least six people and injured 16 others. Of those killed or injured, many were soldiers or district workers. This is the second deadly attack on Somalia’s capital in the past month. A Somali militant group linked to Al Qaeda, the Shabab, caused both attacks. Original story by The Associated Press, Sept. 10, 2018. The New York Times.