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November 2018 Current Events: World News

Updated November 6, 2018 | Infoplease Staff

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The world is a very busy place, and it's hard to stay on top of everything. Infoplease has got you covered. Here are the world news events you need to know so far for November 2018:

  1. More Yemeni Children Die
  2. 79 School Children Kidnapped
  3. Buildings Collapse in Marseille
  4. Kidnappers Free Students
  5. Sri Lanka?s President Moves to Dismantle Parliament
  6. Somalia Suicide Attack
  7. Strawberry Needle Suspect Arrested
  8. Smog Gets Worse in New Delhi
  9. Calgary Votes Against Olympic Bid
  10. Ebola Virus Continues to Spread
  11. Stolen Picasso Found
  12. Suicide Bombing in Kabul
  13. Bermuda Reverses Gay Marriage Ban
  14. Uganda Boat Capsizes
  15. Ebola Outbreak Becomes Second Largest

More Yemeni Children Die

Yemen

On November 2, Yemeni children continued to die of starvation and disease as aid workers and trucks were blocked at the border. The UN is predicting that if this continues, 14 million people will be affected by famine in the country. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Hani Mohammed

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79 School Children Kidnapped

Cameroon

On November 5, armed men in Cameroon kidnapped 79 school children. Officials are moderating the release of the children. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Sunday Alamba

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Buildings Collapse in Marseille

Building Collapse

On November 6, at least four people died after buildings in Marseille collapsed. The cause of the collapse is unknown and rescuers are still searching for survivors. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Claude Pari

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Kidnappers Free Students

Cameroon Children

On November 7, the kidnappers in Cameroon freed 80 children and the bus driver. The kidnappers are currently still holding the principal and a teacher. Students told their parents that the attackers warned them not to return to school. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Rodrigue Mbock

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Sri Lanka?s President Moves to Dismantle Parliament

Sri Lanka Politics

On November 9, Sri Lanka?s President Sirisena attempted to dissolve parliament in hopes of replacing the Prime Minister. This decision will lead to an election in January, but it can still be challenged by the Supreme Court. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena

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Somalia Suicide Attack

Somalia Hotel Attack

On November 9, two suicide bombers and gunmen attacked a popular hotel in Somalia. The attack killed 39 people and injured another 40, but people are still missing so this toll is expected to rise. Shabaab claimed responsibility for this attack.. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh

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Strawberry Needle Suspect Arrested

Needle Strawberries

On November 11, Australian police arrested a woman in connection to the needles found in strawberries earlier this year. Authorities are attempting to increase the penalty for food tampering. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Frank Augstein

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Smog Gets Worse in New Delhi

New Delhi Smog

On November 13, a Reuters article discussed how common asthma in children has become due to the increasing smog in New Delhi. Families may eventually be left with only the option to move in order to escape the health risks. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Altaf Qadri

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Calgary Votes Against Olympic Bid

Calgary Olympic Bid

On November 14, it was announced that 56% of voters in Calgary voted against hosting the 2026 Olympics. This is not uncommon, as the cost of hosting has increased in recent years. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo, File

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Ebola Virus Continues to Spread

Congo Ebola

On November 18, the death toll in Congo due to Ebola rose to 213, and 358 cases have been reported. Health workers are having difficulty getting to infected areas due to rising violence in the country. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro

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Stolen Picasso Found

Recovered Picasso

On November 18, a Picasso painting stolen in 2012 resurfaced in Romania. The thieves were prosecuted in 2013, but none of the paintings had been found until now. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

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Suicide Bombing in Kabul

Kabul Bombing

On November 20, as many religious scholars gathered in Kabul, a bomb exploded, killing at least 43 people and injuring another 83. The gathering was to celebrate the birthday of Prophet Muhammad. The attack is said to be terrorism, but no group has claimed responsibility. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Rahmat Gul

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Bermuda Reverses Gay Marriage Ban

Bermuda Gay Rights

On November 23, legislation banning gay marriage was ruled unconstitutional by Bermuda?s top-court. The appeal faces one final vote. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Prem Singh

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Uganda Boat Capsizes

Uganda Capsize

On November 25, an overloaded cruise boat in Uganda capsized in Lake Victoria, killing 29 people. The boat was carrying over twice its capacity of 50 people. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Stephen Wandera

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Ebola Outbreak Becomes Second Largest

Ebola Outbreak

On November 29, the Ebola outbreak in east Congo was declared the second largest in history. So far, there have been 426 confirmed cases. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro

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