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A car bomber attacked US Air Base Bale Dogle Airfield on Sept. 30. The attack, which the militant group Shabab claimed responsibility for, was unsuccessful in killing or injuring anyone on the base. The US and allied forces repelled the attackers killing 10 members of Shabab.

Original article by Richard Pérez-Peña, Sept. 30, 2019. The New York Times.

Jakarta, Indonesia

Thousands of protestors gathered in Indonesia to protest new legislation aimed at stopping anti-corruption efforts and limiting personal freedom. Indonesian president Joko Widodo said that he would postpone the bill but protestors are insisting that the bill is cancelled and does not return. Hundreds of protestors were injured during separate protests last week and hundreds more were arrested as tensions his between civilians and the police.

Original article by Richard C. Paddock and Muktita Suhartono, Sept. 30, 2019. The New York Times.

Paris, France

World leaders gathered in Paris on Sept. 30 to mourn the death of former French president Jacques Chirac. A military service was held in the morning and nearly 2,000 guests gathered for the funeral procession, including foreign leaders such as Vladimir Putin and former US president Bill Clinton. Hundreds of citizens also gathered outside of the procession to watch it on television screens set up outside of the St. Sulpice church, where the procession was held.

Original article by Aurelien Breeden, Sept. 30, 2019. The New York Times.

Beirut, Lebanon

The top bodyguard to two Saudi kings was shot and killed during a personal dispute with a friend. The Saudi state news media, who reported on the event Sept. 29, did not disclose the topic of the dispute. Saudi security forces attempting to arrest the suspect ended up engaged in a standoff that left the suspect dead and five security officers wounded.

Original article by Ben Hubbard, Sept. 30, 2019. The New York Times.