TL;DR: WEEK OF 23 DECEMBER

Written by Millegram

TUES: AUSTRALIA IS BURNING WORSE THAN EVER BEFORE


Every year, Australia battles with bush fires. As a result, the habitats of numerous wildlife are destroyed and citizens are suffering from soaring temperatures and poor air quality.
(Picture Credits: Jaye Young Seah)

Read more about the fire in Australia at The Guardian.

 

WED: IT’S A WARM WINTER IN MOSCOW


On 18 Dec, Moscow warmed to a record-breaking 5.4°C in 133 years, resulting in the Russian government resorting to artificial snow to decorate Moscow’s city centre for New Year festivities.
(Picture Credits: Getty Images)

Find out more at The Guardian.

 

FRI: FORGET RESOLUTIONS – COME NEW YEAR LEGISLATIONS

From 1 Jan 2020, amendments to the Criminal Law Reform Act (CLRA) would take into full effect, including the decriminalization of suicide and the repeal of immunity for marital rape.
(Picture Credits: Ministry of Home Affairs Facebook)

Read the full story at TODAY Online.

 

SAT: UN CONDEMNS MYANMAR FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS


The UN General Assembly submitted a resolution calling for the cessation of human rights violations by the Burmese government against the Rohingya, but it was quickly deflected.
(Picture credits: Al Jazeera)

Read the full story at BBC News.

 

SAT: INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR IN DISNEY WORLD


At Walt Disney World in Florida, there have been three incidents of tourists physically and sexually abusing female costumed employees; neither of the three pressed further charges.
(Picture Credits: Getty Images)

Find out more at BBC News.

 

SUN: LUCKY PLAZA ACCIDENTS KILLS 2 FILIPINA


While six Filipino domestic workers gathered to celebrate the New Year, a black Honda suddenly mounted the kerb and crashed into them, leaving two dead and four injured.
(Picture Credits: The Straits Times)

Read more about the fatal accident at The Straits Times.

 

IN OTHER NEWS:

1) Black voters ‘abandoned’ by Democrats warm to Donald Trump
2) ‘I never understood wind’: Trump goes on bizarre tirade against wind turbines
3) Putin claims Russia is world leader on hypersonic weapons
4) The women said #MeToo in China, now they are being sued, East Asia
5) Dozens killed in Mogadishu car bomb attack
6) Thai Navy SEAL who took part in cave rescue dies from infection contracted during mission
7) IS ‘beheads Christian hostages’ in Nigeria
8) Fed study: Trump tariffs backfired, caused job losses and higher prices
9) Samoa ends measles state of emergency as infection rate slows

Contributors: Lune Loh, Jong Ching Yee, Zacchaeus Chua

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