This is your weekly news briefing for 09 – 15 MAR 2017.

 

GLOBAL

 

Study: Vaccines effective against pandemic flu.

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-03-vaccines-pandemic-flu.html

 

UN: Famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen constitute the greatest humanitarian crisis since 1945.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/un-says-world-faces-largest-humanitarian-crisis-1945-n732156

 

 

 

EUROPE

 

2 arrested in attack plot on Mall in Essen, Germany

http://www.dw.com/en/two-arrested-after-germany-shuts-down-shopping-mall-over-fears-of-terrorist-attack/a-37906145?maca=en-rss-en-eu-2092-rdf

 

Officials: ISIS has prioritized Germany as a target

https://www.thelocal.de/20170309/intelligence-chief-warns-germany-is-increasingly-a-target-of-isis

 

2 shot to death in Stockholm, Sweden

https://www.thelocal.se/20170309/two-men-killed-in-stockholm-shooting

 

Measles outbreak in Romania threatens region

http://www.healio.com/infectious-disease/vaccine-preventable-diseases/news/online/%7B6d142c09-64ca-4b02-aa95-db8f7be9c97f%7D/measles-outbreak-in-romania-grows-to-3400-cases-threatens-region

 

17 unvaccinated children die from measles in Romania

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/03/13/measles-kills-17-unvaccinated-children-romanian-outbreak

 

 

EAST ASIA

 

Analysis: N. Korea’s nuclear arsenal is a clear and present danger

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/as-north-koreas-arsenal-grows-experts-see-heightened-risk-of-miscalculation/2017/03/11/0a0b5cd2-05be-11e7-ad5b-d22680e18d10_story.html?hpid=hp_rhp-top-table-main_usnkorea-6pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_te&utm_term=.3829c4cbddfe

 

US deploys attack drones to S. Korea

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/us-deploys-attack-drones-to-south-korea-amid-tension-with-north/3591418.html

 

S. Korean court unanimously impeaches President Park over graft scandal

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/protesters-gather-in-seoul-for-impeachment-verdict-on-president-park-geun-hye

 

Chinese military expands, US strategy remains undeveloped

http://jakartaglobe.id/international/chinese-military-threat-grows-us-regional-strategy-unclear-taiwan/

 

China resumes work on disputed island in South China Sea

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-begins-new-work-on-disputed-south-china-sea-island/3596400.html

 

Malaysian police arrest 7 ISIS members

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/malaysian-police-arrest-7-islamic-state-suspects/3590796.html

 

20,000 refugees flee to China from Myanmar during ethnic cleansing

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asean/1211673/20-000-from-myanmar-seek-refuge-across-china-border

 

 

SOUTH / CENTRAL AMERICA

 

13 dead in drug-related violence in Mexico

http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2432842&CategoryId=14091

 

Veracruz: 250 skulls found in mass grave

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-39272332

 

Brazil stunned by brutal murder of transgender woman

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/08/world/americas/brazil-transgender-killing-video.html

 

Brazilian “Boa Esporta” football team contracts goalkeeper convicted of murdering his girlfriend and feeding her to his dogs

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/13/brazil-football-bruno-fernandes-de-souza-murder-girlfriend

 

 

AFRICA

 

28 killed, 43 kidnapped in Ethiopia; related to conflict in South Sudan

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ethiopia-southsudan-idUSKBN16M1MH

 

Somalia: car bomb kills 6

http://www.voanews.com/a/car-bomb-kills-mogadishu/3762926.html

 

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat-Fateh-al-Sham claims responsibility for Damascus bombings that killed 74

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2017/03/12/Jabhat-Fateh-al-Sham-claims-responsibility-for-deadly-Damascus-bombings-.html

 

Mosul update: ISIS continues to fight while Iraqi forces continue to make headway

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2017/03/10/Mosul-ISIS-battles-fiercely-as-Iraqi-forces-push-forward.html

 

26 killed in bombing at a wedding north of Baghdad

https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2017/03/09/world/middleeast/ap-ml-iraq.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Faponline-world&action=click&contentCollection=world&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=32&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=0

 

US Marines and Rangers deployed to assist in siege of Raqqa, Syria

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-39217015

 

Afghan experts probe hospital shooting in Kabul

https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2017/03/09/world/asia/ap-as-afghanistan.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Faponline-world&action=click&contentCollection=world&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=34&pgtype=sectionfront