There were a lot of important news stories that broke over the last seven days so lets look back at some of the biggest.
Turkey began three days of mourning on Sunday after a peace march in central Ankara was attacked by two explosions that killed over one hundred people. A team of four civil and police inspectors began an investigation into the attack the government blamed on ISIS, left wing militants or the PKK, the Kurdish freedom fighters with whom a truce recently broke down. The left wing organizers of the march placed blame on the government of Recep Tayyip Edogan for failures in security.
The death toll in the ongoing mounting violence in Israel/Palestine continued to rise last week as Palestinians clashed with security forces and numerous stone throwing attacks added to the rising tensions following the 14 stabbing attacks that have targeted Jews since October 3rd and spawned at least one revenge attack in which four Palestinians were stabbed. Both sides blame each other for the situation, with the Israel cabinet setting the minimum jail term for stone throwing at four years.
In Pyongyang, capital of North Korea, the nation’s leader Kim Jong-un presided over a massive rally to celebration the 70th anniversary of the formation of the ruling Worker’s Party. Thousands marched through the city’s huge main square in a parade that included troops and military vehicles, traditionally dressed ladies waving flowers and a fly-past by the air force. The parade also featured a display of ICBMs and a reference made to the country’s controversial nuclear program.
In sport Wales qualified for the Euro 2016 finals in France despite losing 2-0 to Bosnia-Herzegovina, the first time the team has reached a major tournament final since 1958. Finishing second place in the group behind Belgium, the question is can the Welsh side continue this run of success against the best sides in Europe next summer? You’ll have to read our daily news pages to find out but in the meantime lets look back at some of the major news stories we covered over the last seven days.
1. More than 250,000 players participated in PokerStars online poker tournament, which was the largest such event all time.
2. FIFA vice president Michel Platini was handed a 90-day suspension, virtually taking him out of the race for FIFA presidency.
3. Ladbrokes Coral merger could come through in late 2015 or early 2016 after USD 2.1 billion facility was secured.
4. Jurgen Klopp will be the great addition to the Premier League as the German will bring fresh ideas and a new approach to English football.
Meanwhile Salman, a 12 year old Jaguar on lone to The Delhi Zoo has been reportedly sent home having failed to make with their female Kalpana because he’s too fat. “The female is seen trying to entice him,” said Riaz Khan, “but he lies in a corner and refuses to respond.” Keepers report his appetite, that of the average tiger, has made him lethargic and a strictly imposed diet failed to provide improvement or any off-spring from Kalpana, who has failed to mate with three males thus far.