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The Latest World News:
1. A German circus wins its court case to keep its chimpanzee Robby
Circus Belly which is a circus which operates in Germany successfully appealed a 2015 court decision which would mean that the circus would have to give up its chimp named Robby. This week a supreme court overruled the decision citing that the 43-year-old chimp would be unlikely to survive in the wild, after being born in a zoo, in captivity and spending most of its life living with humans as part of a circus troupe.
2. Khashoggi’s body was dissolved in acid
Ex Saudi national and journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who made the news when he disappeared inside a Saudi embassy in Turkey and was later found to be murdered by a Saudi death squad was placed in acid by the Saudi death squad members who sought to dispose of his body.
Although the Saudi royal family initially denied any knowledge of Khashoggi’s death, it has since been proven that the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia was well aware of the plans to kill Jamal Khashoggi. Furthermore, the Crown Prince may have actually ordered a hit on Khashoggi, who openly spoke out against the human rights atrocities that are commonplace in Saudi Arabia.
3. Mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, California
13 individuals lost their lives in a horrific mass shooting which took place in a nightclub in Thousand Oaks, California. One of the victims who lost their life was 54-year-old sheriff’s sergeant Ron Helus who arrived on the scene to try and lead as many individuals to safety as possible.
The gunman who walked into a California nightclub was eventually identified as being 28-year-old ex-marine Ian David Long. After shooting as many individuals as possible Long pointed his gun at himself and fired a lethal shot.
4. Sri Lankan President Sirisena attempts to dissolve the Sri Lankan parliament
In an unheralded move, Sri Lanka’s current President Maithripala Sirisena has attempted to dissolve the Sri Lankan parliament in order to illegally fire Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his cabinet. A move which is likely to be challenged by Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court. However, if Sirisena’s actions are not challenged Sri Lanka will host a general election on the 5th of January in order to elect a new parliament.
Why did Sirisena attempt to get rid of Wickremesinghe, while the two politicians were once political allies, the two have since butted heads over a plan to lease one of Sri Lanka’s ports to India, which happens to be one of its neighbors.
5. Coca-Cola event in England criticized for being held on Remembrance Day
A Coca-Cola event which involves a large Christmas truck visiting the British city of Exeter on Remembrance Day has been critiqued for being in bad taste. As Remembrance Day, is a national holiday which commemorates all the lives which were lost in wars, particularly World War I.
Hopefully, after reading the news stories listed above, you now feel as if you’ve caught up on the latest developments around the world!