That’s News to Me

Sofia Maietta ’19

News Editor

Sunday, Nov. 25

Margate, England- 33-year-old Ross Edgley became the first man in history to swim around the entirety of the mainland of Great Britain. His journey lasted 5 months and consisted of 1,791 miles. Edgley never set foot on land, and slept on a support boat in between his swims.

Monday, Nov. 26

Hong Kong- He Jiankui, a Chinese scientist, has announced that he has created the world’s first genetically edited babies. The twin girls who were born this month were created in a lab using the gene editing technique called Crispr. However, Jiankui has not shared any evidence or data corroborating his findings.

Tuesday, Nov. 27

Indonesia- Data from the Indonesian Lion Air jetliner that crashed into the Java Sea in October has been recovered. Information from the plane’s black box reveals that the pilots lost control as the plane’s nose was dangerously forced downward throughout the 11-minute flight.

Kabul, Afghanistan- The U.S. military reported that three American soldiers were killed in a roadside bombing when an improvised explosive device detonated near the provincial capital of Ghazni. Three other service members were also wounded in the attack.

Wednesday, Nov 28

London, England- The Bank of England has announced that Britain’s economy could shrink by as much as 8 percent in about a year if it leaves the European Union four months from now. Reportedly, the country risks suffering an even bigger financial crisis than during its recession 10 years ago.

Friday, Nov. 30

Houston, Texas- Former President George H. W. Bush died at the age of 94 at his home in Houston. His death comes less than eight months after that of his wife of 73 years, Barbara.

Buenos Aires, Argentina- President Trump, along with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada have signed a new trade agreement after contentious negotiations. The deal must be approved by the United States Congress before it can take effect.

Photo Courtesy of Global News Watch (Twitter)

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