What in the World?!?

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


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Monday, February 12

Penny Lawrence, ex-deputy chief for the British charitable organization Oxfam, resigned because of her inability to act immediately in response to the sexual misconduct scandal involving Oxfam workers volunteering in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.

Tuesday, February 13

Chinese prosecutors have charged senior politician Sun Zhengcai with bribery. He is accused of “illegally accepting a huge amount of assets from others” during his various posts over the years , the official Xinhua News Agency said, citing prosecutors.

Wednesday, February 14

Florida High School shooter was identified as 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz.

Thursday, February 15

Authorities said three skiers died after being swept away by an avalanche in the French Pyrenees.

Friday, February 16

Italian police turned water cannons on anti-fascist protesters in Bologna who were trying to disrupt a planned campaign appearance by the head of the neo-fascist Forza Nuova.

Saturday, February 17

Israeli journalist Ronen Bergman, the son of two Holocaust survivors, questioned Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki regarding a controversial bill on the Holocaust.

Sunday, February 18

The Israeli military said it struck 18 targets in the Gaza Strip overnight, in response to an explosive device that wounded four soldiers along the border with the territory, as Gaza officials said the bodies of two Palestinian teenagers who were killed trying to infiltrate Israel were recovered Sunday.

Monday, February 19

Islamic State militants ambushed a group of Iraq’s Shiite-led paramilitary fighters, killing at least 27.

Tuesday, February 20

Search-and-rescue teams on Tuesday offered the first images of the site of an airplane crash in southern Iran that killed 65 people.

Wednesday, February 21

An unidentified man threw an explosive device at the US Embassy’s headquarters in Podgorica.

*Information for this segment was used from the World Digest section of the Washington Post*

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