Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano erupts for first time in nearly 40 years

Reuters 11/29/2022

Nov 28 (Reuters) – Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, began erupting on Sunday for the first time since 1984, ending its longest quiet period in recorded history. The night sky above Hawaii’s largest island…

China’s protests over lockdowns spread to campuses and communities abroad

Reuters 11/28/2022

HONG KONG — Protests against China’s strict zero-COVID policy and restrictions on freedoms have spread to at least a dozen cities around the world in a show of solidarity with rare displays of defiance in China over…

World Cup riots in Brussels after Morocco beat Belgium

Agence France Presse 11/28/2022

Police used water cannons and teargas after coming under attack from football supporters who brought havoc to the center of Brussels on Sunday following Morocco’s shock 2-0 World Cup win over Belgium in Qatar. Dozens of fans…

Landslide kills at least seven on Italy’s Ischia island

Reuters 11/28/2022

CASAMICCIOLA TERME, Italy – At least seven people, including a newborn baby and two children, were killed on the southern Italian holiday island of Ischia after a landslide caused by torrential rain devastated a small town, an…

Clashes in Shanghai as COVID protests flare across China

Reuters 11/28/2022

SHANGHAI/BEIJING – Hundreds of demonstrators and police clashed in Shanghai on Sunday night as protests over China’s stringent COVID restrictions flared for a third day and spread to several cities in the wake of a deadly fire…

Belgium-Morocco World Cup match triggers riots in Brussels, dozen people detained

Reuters 11/28/2022

BRUSSELS – Belgian police detained a dozen people and made one arrest on Sunday after Morocco’s victory over Belgium in the World Cup match in Qatar triggered riots in Brussels with a car and some electric scooters…

Blank sheets of paper become symbol of defiance in China protests

Reuters 11/27/2022

SHANGHAI/BEIJING — Chinese protesters have turned to blank sheets of paper to express their anger over COVID-19 restrictions in a rare, widespread outpouring of public dissent that has gone beyond social media to some of China’s streets…

Indian man burns himself to death in language protest

Agence France Presse 11/27/2022

NEW DELHI — An octogenarian man burned himself to death in southern India in protest at what he called New Delhi’s attempts to impose nationwide usage of Hindi, a language mostly spoken in the north, police said…

Taiwan president quits as party head after China threat bet fails to win votes

Reuters 11/27/2022

TAIPEI — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen resigned as head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Saturday after her strategy to frame local elections as showing defiance to China’s rising bellicosity failed to pay off and…

Ukrainians suffer in cold, darkness as president implores UN to punish Russia

Reuters 11/24/2022

WASHINGTON/KYIV — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky urged the United Nations Security Council to act against Russia over air strikes on civilian infrastructure that again plunged Ukrainian cities into darkness and cold as winter sets in. Russia unleashed…

Walmart manager opens fire on Virginia co-workers, killing 6 and himself

Reuters 11/24/2022

CHESAPEAKE, Va., – A manager at a Walmart Inc. store in Virginia opened fire on fellow employees in a break room, killing six before turning the gun on himself, eyewitnesses said on Wednesday after the country’s latest…

Indonesia quake kills at least 268 people, many of them children at school

Reuters 11/22/2022

CIANJUR, Indonesia – An earthquake that struck Indonesia’s West Java killed at least 268 people, many of them children, with 151 still missing, disaster relief officials said on Tuesday, as rescuers searched the rubble of destroyed buildings…

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