Weekly News Roundup: Natural disasters, protests, and persecution

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Weekly News Roundup: Natural disasters, protests, and persecution

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Politics

Togo blocks internet access as protests continue
Al Jazeera

Protesters in Togo shut down internet access as they continue to protest President Faure Gnassingbe’s rule and proposed constitutional changes.

Refugees

UN: 270,000 Rohingya fled to Bangladesh in two weeks
Al Jazeera

Rohingya Muslims continue to flee to Bangladesh in droves.

Conflict

Boko Haram and al-Shabab recruits lack “religious schooling”
BBC

A new survey by the UN Development Program finds that religious schooling does not correlate with radicalization.

‘Manmade Catastrophe’: Yemen conflict has killed 1,100 children, says UN
The Guardian

The US-backed, Saudi-led coalition continues to have devastating effects on civilians.

Environment

Report: Climate Change Driving Mass Extinction of Parasites
Democracy Now!

A new report published in the Journal of Science links mass extinction of parasites to climate change and human activity.

Mexico earthquake kills at least 32 and sparks mass evacuations

The Guardian
The largest earthquake in a century leaves 32 people dead in Mexico and raises fears of a tsunami.

Economy

In Venezuela, Cooking With Firewood as Currency Collapses
New York Times

Political turmoil, inflation, and food shortages plague Venezuelan citizens.

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