Weekly World News

Catch up on news around the globe

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazil elected far-right populist Jair Bolsonaro Sunday, Oct. 28. Bolsonaro has supported the country’s military dictatorship and threatened to destroy, jail or drive his political opponents into exile. Some see this as a radical shift in politics, as many Latin American countries have recently embraced more conservative leaders.

Original story by Ernesto Londoño and Shasta Darlington. Oct. 28, 2018. The New York Times.

Jakarta, Indonesia

At least 189 people are feared to be dead from a plane crash into the Java Sea Monday, Oct. 22. Flying from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang, Lion Air Flight 610 went missing minutes after takeoff and was seen crashing into a bay northeast of Jakarta in clear skies. By that afternoon, officials speculated there were no survivors. Air navigation authorities said the crew had requested permission to turn around minutes after takeoff, but then contact was lost.

Original story by Muktita Suhartono and Hannah Beech. Oct. 28, 2018. The New York Times.

Arua, Uganda

Uganda has been welcoming in refugees and Ugandan Government Official Solomon Osakan manages one of the largest concentrations of refugees anywhere in the world, with over 400,000 people being hosted in his rural district. Refugees are allotted enough land to build a small house, do some farming and be self-sufficient. There are as many as 1.25 million refugees living in Uganda, which makes it one of the most welcoming countries in the world, according to the United Nations.

Original story by Joseph Goldstein. Oct. 28, 2018. The New York Times.