U.S. presidential candidate, Donald Trump has had the most tumultuous week of his presidential campaign following a leaked tape that caught him making obscene and aggressive comments about women to NBC television and radio host, Billy Bush. Trump has seen immediate backlash from his GOP counterparts, as many as thirty-five Republicans have withdrawn their support for the nominee.
U.S. warship fired missiles at sites controlled by militants in response to attack against several U.S. ships this past week. The warship fired at radar installations that had been used by Yemeni insurgents to target American warships. It is the first time the U.S. has involved themselves militarily in Yemen in nineteen months.
Pentagon has been left to scramble for answers as Islamic State fighters have successfully used a drone with explosives to kill troops on the battlefield. The Islamic State has used surveillance drones for some time, but the accessible technology has allowed them to create an effective new weapon.
Fourteen people were killed at a Shiite shrine in Kabul on Tuesday, before Afghan security forces killed the gunman after a two-hour gun battle. No group has claimed responsibility.
An estimated 65 people have been killed in the Syrian city of Aleppo in the last three days, according to Syrian activists. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who has condemned Russia and Syria for their continuous bombardment, says he will pursue a cease-fire by meeting with representatives from the regional powers most directly involved in the conflict.
Ethiopia has declared a six-month state of emergency following months of protests by the country’s two largest ethnic groups. The protests have intensified since a clash between both groups lead to the death of 52 people.
South Africa’s finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, has been ordered to appear in court in lieu of fraud charges which are said to be politically motivated. Prosecutors said that Gordhan, in his previous role as head of South African Revenue Service, had cost the tax agency around $79,000.
On Thursday, King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand died in Siriraj Hospital at 88. King Bhumibol reigned for more than 70 years, and many saw him as a unifying force in Thailand. Hundreds of thousands of Thais lined the streets in Thailand for his funeral ceremony.
McDonalds is set to open its very first location in the Vatican within sight of St.Peter’s Square. Local residents are appalled, including cardinals living nearby, by the decision, because the McDonalds won’t be serving bread and wine for communions.
France is moving forward with plans to dismantle the Calais refugee camp, locally known as the “Jungle.” The French government seeks to resettle the 6,000 refugees and asylum seekers to reception centers throughout France where they can receive proper care and help. The UNHCR welcomed the move and encouraged French authorities to create better living conditions for the migrants.
Concerns of cholera in Haiti are on the rise after 200 cases emerged following the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. The World Health Organization sent millions of vaccines to the poor nation to avoid a major outbreak that could further devastate the country.
Venezuela’s Supreme Court removed budgetary authority from Congress and gave it to President Nicolas Maduro, a decision that further empowers the contested leader. The decision came as opponents of the president were preparing to request a referendum to remove him from power.
According to a new survey by Raytheon and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), U.S. millennial voters see cybersecurity as a major concern amid news of cyber hacks in the Democratic National Committee and Yahoo. The survey found that 53 percent of U.S. young adults between the ages of 18 and 26 consider cybersecurity a determining factor in their vote.