That’s News to Me

Caroline Ahearn ‘20

Chief News Editor

Sunday, April 7

South Africa – A suspected rhino poacher who illegally entered Kruger National Park was killed by an elephant and then eaten by lions. Only a skull and a pair of trousers remained.

Kampala, Uganda – An American woman and her Ugandan guide who were kidnapped while on a safari last week have been rescued after a ransom was paid by the safari company.

Paris, France – President Emmanuel Macron announced that he wanted to create a national day of commemoration for the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, a long-standing tension between the two countries.

Monday, April 8

Washington, DC – In an unprecedented step, President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. will formally designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.

London, England – In an effort to reduce toxic air pollution and protect public health, London became the first city in the world to implement a 24/7 Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), in which vehicles will have to meet tough emissions standards or be charged a fee.

Akhmim, Egypt – The Ministry of Antiquities announced its discovery of a preserved double graveyard containing remains of a man and woman, as well as mummified animals such as cats and mice, dating back more than 2,000 years to the Ptolemaic period.

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