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November 2016 Current Events: World News Slideshow

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Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of November 2016.


UN Report: Hundreds of Migrants Drown While Attempting to Flee
Image of Italian Red Cross saving migrants
A United Nations report reveals the death by drowning of more than 239 migrants in two separate events while attempting to leave Libya on Nov. 3, 2016. In 2015, 3,700 migrants drowned at sea; in 2016, the number has risen to over 3,940 deaths so far. The rise in fatalities is attributed to smugglers using less seaworthy boats and rafts, causing more accidents. In 2015, over 1 million people attempted the journey across the Mediterranean Sea; in 2016, only 328,000 people have attempted the same, but more have perished.
Photo source: Kenny Karpov/MOAS via AP
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