By: Tony Hotland and April Elizabeth Curtis
We're not going to fault you for not staying on top of this week's news. We're only here to help.
Over the weekend, Kenya burned $105 million worth of ivory in order to bring attention to the problem of poaching elephants. Each year, 30,000 elephants are killed for their tusks.
Thousands of people in Bengal, India voted for the first time in elections taking place this week. Bengal citizens recently gained citizenship after decades of war.
On Friday, North Korea’s ruling party held its first congress in 36 years and is expected to formally declare itself as a nuclear weapons state. Foreign journalists invited to cover the event were not permitted inside the meeting.
This week, Saudi Arabia announced it would allow women to obtain a copy of their marriage contract. The justice ministry claimed it was done to “protect the rights of the woman.”
“By morning a hospital, by evening a war zone” describes how hospitals in conflict zones are no longer safe areas because they, too, are under attack.
For the first time in 50 years, an American cruise ship docked in Havana.
This week, Donald Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee after the other two presidential hopefuls dropped out of the race. On the Democratic side, Senator Bernie Sanders is still hanging by a thread against Hillary Clinton, who, mathematically, will most likely become the nominee.
The popular messaging service WhatsApp was shut down and then back online less than a day later in Brazil because a judge wanted to obtain information from the application regarding an organized crime and drug trafficking case. Speaking of data privacy, check out some cybersecurity articles from this week that you should read.