Your Sunday night recap of what’s gone on in the world over the last seven days.
Well, well, well. Welcome to our first weekly round-up of news, tightened up into five simple bullet points. The news can we ridiculously overwhelming these days and very hard to keep up with. By summarising it up into just a handful of important points, we hope it might be just a little easier to absorb.
- We missed yet another Brexit deadline. While Boris Johnson has so far, spend the entirety of his time as Prime Minister insisting that the UK would be leaving the EU on the 31st October 2019 with or without a deal, it is safe to say that, three days into November, we’re still very much apart of the European Union. As a result of this, another General Election has been announced for 12th December, sending British voters to the polls for the fourth time in less than five years.
- In sad news, British backpacker, Amelia Bambridge’s body has been found in the sea, 62 miles from where she disappeared. The 21-year-old from Worthing, west Sussex, was last seen at a beach party on Koh Rong Island in Cambodia, in the early hours of the 24th October. Yesterday, Amelia’s brother, Harry Bambridge confirmed on social media that the body found was his sister.
- This week, Donald Trump confirmed that Islamic State leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a US raid in an Syrian safe house, ending a hunt that has lasted years for one of the world’s most wanted terrorists.
- A new law has been put in place in order to stop drivers using their phones at the wheel under any circumstances. Previous laws stated that drivers were not allowed to “communicate interactively”, therefore those who filmed while driving or used their phone to change their music were not being punished.
- Twitter has banned all political advertising from it’s social media platform. It was established that users who hadn’t searched for, or followed accounts which published political information, were seeing these adverts through sponsored posts. This can and has lead to spreading of misleading information. Posting on Twitter, CEO Jack Dorsey explained why this decision was made, because “political message reach should be earned, not bought”.