In the News This Week
Debra Brown | Wednesday November 29th 2017
Each Wednesday, we recap the most important headlines from our global community to keep you up to speed on world news.
CNN Reports Migrant Being Sold into Slavery in Libya.
A CNN investigation reported that migrant slave auctions are occurring in Libya, as people who are fleeing their home countries are being “auctioned off” by captors for hundreds of dollars.
Trump’s attacks on CNN are being used to question the network’s reporting on Libya’s slave markets.
A Libyan TV channel has taken a hold of President Donald Trump’s claims that CNN reports “fake news” to push back against the network’s powerful reporting on the slave markets in the country, thriving on the presence of African migrants and refugees.
Here is how you can help stop the slave trade in Libya and around the world.
Egypt’s Deadliest Terrorist Attack by Militants at Sufi Mosque.
Militants detonated a bomb inside a crowded mosque in the Sinai Peninsula on Friday and then sprayed gunfire, killing at least 305 people and wounding at least 128 others. Officials called it the deadliest terrorist attack in Egypt’s modern history.
Attacks on mosques are rare in Egypt, where the Islamic State has targeted Coptic Christian churches and pilgrims but avoided Muslim places of worship. Most of the victims were Sufi Muslims, who practice a mystical form of Islam that the Islamic State and other Sunni extremist groups deem heretical.
Bali Volcano Eruption Triggers More Evacuations.
Officials in Indonesia say 100,000 people on the island of Bali need to be evacuated from a danger zone around the Mount Agung volcano, which has begun erupting and sending dark clouds of ash into the air. Almost 30,000 people have already left the area around Mount Agung since it began erupting.
Donald Trump Calls Elizabeth Warren ‘Pocahontas’ at Event Honoring Native American Veterans.
The President of the United States, during a White House event honoring World War II’s Navajo code talkers, makes a “Pocahontas” crack about a sitting US senator.
Donald Trump, standing beside three Najavo code talkers and a portrait of former president Andrew Jackson, the former President who signed the legislation that ultimately led to the Trail of Tears, made the comment in reference to Warren’s heritage, which the Democrat Senator on numerous occasions has said has Native American roots.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement.
Prince Harry, fifth in line to the British throne, and his girlfriend the American actress Meghan Markle, are engaged.