News Update for Wednesday, September 18

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New Attorney General in Brazil

Source: Globo

Raquel Dodge is the first woman to become the Attorney General of Brazil. Her tenure will last two years. She is expected to bring a new style to the office, but not curb Operation Car Wash.

 

 

Violence ‘in Rio’

Source: Globo

Rio was shaken by more than the chords of the Rock in Rio festival this weekend. At least two people died during an intense shootout in the Rocinha community. The south side of the city was also disturbed. Two entrances of the São Conrado Subway Station were closed for safety reasons. On Saturday, a war between rival gangs left a trail of seven dead in Vicente de Carvalho.

 

World Leaders in New York

Source: The New York Times

Leaders of the world gather in New York this week for the United Nations General Assembly. Issues to be discussed include climate change, the Iran nuclear deal, atrocities in Myanmar and North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs. Many of the leaders will be scrutinizing President Trump, who will deliver his first centerpiece speech there tomorrow.

 

Bombing in London Claimed by the Islamic State

Source: The New York Times

Britain lowered its terrorism threat level after the police arrested a second man late Saturday. This was the fifth attack the country suffered this year, and the Islamic State claimed responsibility for it. London refuses to allow terrorists to disrupt their way of life, and London Fashion Week will continue as usual.

 

Obesity Rates Soaring

Source: The New York Times

As Western food companies expand aggressively in developing nations, chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and heart disease, fed by soaring rates of obesity, are increasing in countries that struggled with hunger and malnutrition just a generation ago.

 

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