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‘What in the World?!?’ is Poly’s very own, biweekly world news segment.

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Saturday, September 23- The World

The end of humanity on Earth did not come to an end like research scientist David Meade said it would.

Tuesday, September 26- Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Foreign ministry announced that women over 18 years old will be able to drive this June 2018.

Thursday, September 28- Bali and Vanuatu

The two islands of Bali and Vanuatu each have a volcano threatening citizens with potential to bring havoc. Both the volcanoes are located in the Pacific Ring of Fire and are expected to erupt around the same time. Nearly 144,000 people from Bali and 11,000 people from Vanuatu have been evacuated and being taken to safety– as of October 2.

Friday, September 29- Puerto Rico 

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz spoke at a press conference. She states, “If anyone is out there listening to us, we are dying, and you are killing us with the inefficiency and bureaucracy.”

Saturday, September 30- United States

President Donald Trump responded to Cruz’s statement. He tweeted, “Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help. They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort.”

Sunday, October 1- Las Vegas, Nevada

64-year-old Nevada native Stephen Paddock shot and killed 59 people– as of October 2– from his hotel room on the 32nd floor at the Mandalay Bay.

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