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Current World Events

All over the world, there is always something happening, whether it is newsworthy or not. When you read the newspaper or look through the news on the internet, there is no doubt that you are going to see a news article about someone being shot by a police officer, a storm about to pummel somewhere, ISIS issues, hostage rescues, drug raids and more. The world is a gigantic place and no matter where you go, you are going to hear about something major that has just made national news.

Hurricane Patricia

As you are probably well aware, there is a hurricane currently slamming Mexico. Hurricane Patricia is the strongest storm ever recorded at sea. This hurricane has approached the Pacific coast of Mexico and is predicted that it would become one of the most dangerous storms in history. Thousands of people were evacuated before the category5 storm had a chance to touch down on Friday evening near Cuixmala. The winds reached a stunning 165-mph which uprooted trees and blew over power lines like stick houses. The rains that came along with it caused major mudslides and many other problems. There have been no reports of fatalities or major damage, for now. Since it was in a mountainous area, there was very little damage other than the mudslides, trees and powerlines.

43 Killed in France Bus Crash

A head on collision between a bus and a flatbed truck in southern France is responsible for the death of 43 people. This has been named the worst road accident in more than 30 years. Most of the people on the charter bus were elderly who were on a day trip to the Basque region. There were 41 fatalities on the bus itself and in the flatbed truck, the driver and his 3-year-old son perished. The crash happened at 7:30 a.m. on the D17 highway in Puisseguin on a wooded portion of the road. The bus also caught fire and because there was so much gas in the tank, the fire was very large. The victims of this tragedy are still being identified.

Drug Raid in “Super Tunnel”

The sophistication of drug smugglers on the U.S.-Mexico border is so great that there was railway discovered when the feds raided the eight football field sized drug running tunnel. This tunnel featured a railway, electricity, lighting, and metal beams to prevent cave-ins. There were at least 12 tons of marijuana confiscated which had a street value of $6 million dollars and there were 22 people arrested in San Diego and Tijuana. This is one of the largest tunnels discovered in recent years. The investigation was 6 months long which began in May and had an undercover agent involved who helped with transporting buckets filled with dirt from the tunnel warehouse. This agent then offered to transport and store drugs for those who were running the operation. This is the 10th large-scale drug smuggling tunnel that has been discovered in the San Diego area since 2006.

The stories above are just a few of the headlines that are streaming across our computer screen and newspapers. It is amazing how much is going on in the world and how many people have no idea it is happening.

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