TODAY IS CHILDREN'S DAY IN PARAGUAY.
THIS WEEK MARKS THE 100TH ANNIVESARY OF THE PANAMA CANAL,
THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MGM VERSION OF THE WIZARD OF OZ
AND THE 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WOODSTOCK MUSIC FESTIVAL
AMONGST EVENTS HAPPENING AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK...
*As advancement of ISIS forces continues in Iraq, the United Nations has declared a state of emergency in that region.
*The Boko Haram has allegedly abducted boys and men from Doran Baga, near Lake Chad.
*Pope Francis made a diplomatic visit to South Korea this past week, including the beautification of 124 Korean Catholics who died for their beliefs in 19th Century Seoul.
*Miro Cerar has been elected the new Prime Minister of Slovenia.
*This week, the world tragically lost actor/comedian Robin Williams, while actresses Lauren Bacall and Arlene Martel have taken their last bows from life's stage.
*Civil unrest continues in Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Syria.
ALONG THE GAZA STRIP...
*Another 72 hour cease fire occurred between Israel and Hamas while peace talks began in Cairo.
*While Hamas reported fired rockets before the cease fire was supposed to end, it was extended for five days.
BETWEEN THE UKRAINE AND RUSSIA...
*A high security prison in Donetsk was accidentally hit by artillery fire, with 72 escapees still unaccounted for.
*Igor Girkin has reportedly resigned as leader of the pro-Russian rebellion, while more Russian armored vehicles have entered the Ukraine.
WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA...
*While the shooting of Michael Brown is still under investigation by the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, racial tensions are increasing in Ferguson, Missouri to the point that Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency and a nightly curfew.
*Texas Governor Rick Perry has been indicted on felony abuse of power charges.
*The Republican Party and its supporters are estimated to spend over $300 MILLION dollars on campaign ads and other expenses for the upcoming November mid-term elections, which is far more than any projected Democratic expenses.
*The sale of professional basketball team Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has been approved by the National Basketball Association.
*Rob Manfred will succeed Bud Selig as the commissioner of Major League Baseball in 2015.
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