Weekly World News

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London, England

A Japan Airlines co-pilot was arrested for being almost 10 times over Britain’s legal alcohol limit for pilots 50 minutes before he was to help pilot a ight to Tokyo. Katsutoshi Jitsukawa admitted to drinking two bottles of wine and five beers hours before his flight and pleaded guilty to exceeding the legal alcohol limit. According to the Kyodo News agency, the pilot had passed the airline’s breath test before the driver of the bus the pilots were on reported him.

Original story by Ceylan Yeginsu. Nov. 2, 2018. The New York Times.

Tapachula, Mexico

After the first caravan of migrants made their stop in Tapachula in southern Mexico, two more are now on their way. The rst caravan was able to move from Honduras into Guatemala and now Mexico and has inspired other migrants to go in large groups to travel to the United States. President Donald Trump sent troops to the border of Mexico and considered taking executive action to close the border to migrants, even those seeing asylum.

Original story by Kirk Semple and Elisabeth Malkin. Oct. 31, 2018. The New York Times.

Cairo, Egypt

The photo posted by the New York Times of young emaciated Amal Hussain went viral last week and drew attention to the dire circumstances war-torn Yemen is in. The 7-year-old passed away in a refugee camp four miles south of the hospital in Yemen. Hussain was one of the 1.8 million severely malnourished children in the country The Saudi-led war in Yemen has escalated and prompted Western leaders to re-evaluate support of the war, and the United States and Britain have called for a cease-fire in Yemen.

Original story by Declan Walsh. Nov. 1, 2018. The New York Times.

Juba, South Sudan

Rebel leader Riek Machar returned to South Sudan’s capital Wednesday, Oct. 31, celebrating a peace deal over two years after the fierce fighting in the city forced him to flee the country. A ceremony was held to mark the peace accord that Machar and President Salva Kiir, his long-time rival, and the leaders of other groups signed last month. South Sudan fell into conflict in 2013, after being established in 2011, when Kiir sacked Machar as vice president. Violence has since died down as both sides advocated for peace.

Original story by Reuters. Oct. 31, 2018. The New York Times.