World Briefs (11/12)

Stephanie Dawber


5,000 Flee Central African Republic Camp

  • U.N. officials claim that at least five people are dead and thousands have fled a camp for displaced people in Central African Republic after it came under attack by rebel fighters. According to BBC, the violence took place in the northern town of Batangafo.

Legislators seek free Venezuela elections

  • U.S. senators and leading Latin American lawmakers requested Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to guarantee free, transparent and democratic parliamentary elections next month.The 157 legislators were from the United States, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica and Peru.


University of Missouri president resigns after

  • On Monday, Nov. 9, the president of the University of Missouri, Timothy M. Wolfe, resigned. The former president’s resigned after protests over his handling of racial tensions on campus gained national attention.

Fourth Republican presidential debate

  • On Tuesday, Nov. 10, the Republican presidential candidates debated over major issues affecting the country.  The candidates included John Kasich, Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush, Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, and Rand Paul.


Authorities identify burned body in Bridgewater

  • A woman from New Jersey whose body was found bound and burned beside railroad tracks in Bridgewater Mass.  has been identified as 29-year-old Ashley Bortner. Investigators discovered  that her hands and feet had been tied behind her back after distinguishing the fire near Bridgewater commuter railroad tracks.

“Catfishing” robbery plagues Boston residents

  • Boston police are advising citizens to be aware of a suspected “catfishing” robbery scheme targeting people through fake social media profiles. Police believe the people responsible create fake accounts in order to lure victims into in-person meetings. When victims arrive at the designated meeting spot, they are approached by a male suspect who robs them at gunpoint.

Stephanie Dawber is the Editor-in-Chief of The Comment newspaper. Follow her on Twitter @StephanieDawber.

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