Weekly News Roundup: Landslides in Columbia

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Weekly News Roundup: Landslides in Columbia

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Environment

Aswan Solar Projects Brighten Egypt’s Energy Outlook
Al Monitor
Egypt nears completion of its first grid-connected solar power park.

Colombia landslides: Scores killed after heavy rain hits south-west
BBC
Landslides have killed at least 206 people in south-west Colombia and left many more injured, aid officials say.

Politics

It's Official: Lenin Moreno Elected President of Ecuador
TeleSurv
Ecuadorean eleciton authorities made the results of the presidential election official Tuesday, announcing a win for renowned disability activist and former vice president Lenin Moreno of President Rafael Correa's  more conservative Alianza Pais party.

US confirms coalition strike in Mosul district where dozens reported killed
CNBC
The U.S. military said on Saturday a U.S.-led coalition strike had hit an Islamic State-held area of the Iraqi city of Mosul where residents and officials say dozens of civilians have been killed as result of an air raid.

'Chemical attack' in Syria draws international outrage
Al Jazeera
United Nations to investigate the toxic gas attack that killed 58 people as a possible war crime.

UN expanding camps near Mosul as 300,000 people flee
Al Jazzera
The United Nations has said it is expanding camps for displaced people around the battered Iraqi city of Mosul as the number of displaced people hit 300,000, and a US-backed assault on ISIL there continued.

Health

Child Deaths Drop From 14.2 Million In 1990 To 7.3 Million In 2015
NPR
A recent report confirms child mortality has improved throughout the world in the last 25 years.

Economy

India's sugarcane farmers: A cycle of debt and suicide
Al Jazeera
Rising debt and erratic rainfall is pushing farmers in Southern India to suicide.

Culture

Big in Bolivia: Zebras in the Streets
The Atlantic.
The Cebritas of La Paz patrol the streets to shame dangerous driving behavior.

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