8 notable events you need to know which occurred across the world last week

Weekly roundup of notable events, weather and sports across the world last week


The past one week was filled with interesting occurrence across the world from President Putin crashing the Internet with his manly side to a young girl charming the entire world with her exploits.

Here is weekly roundup of notable events, weather and sports across the world last week

Kremlin shows the many sides of Putin

The world was last week treated to macho photos of Russia’s president Vladimir Putin who is on vacation in Siberia.

Putin was captured fishing bare chested hunting, fishing and snorkeling – as well as just soaking up some sun in the republic of Tyva in southern Siberia.

Demystifying the former KGB agent is one of Kremlin's effective propaganda tools and every year tens of videos of the president engaging in various ‘manly’ exercises and sports are uploaded on YouTube for the world to see just how strong their leader his.

You are fired! Anthony Scaramucci

Barely 10 days after being appointed, the controversial White House career  of Anthony Scaramucci came to an abrupt end last week.

President Donald Trump on Monday removed Anthony Scaramucci as the White House communications director after he had served in the role for 10 days, The New York Times and other outlets reported.

"Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House communications director," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. "Mr. Scaramucci felt it was best to give chief of staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team. We wish him all the best."

Pack your bags and get off air – Al Jazeera

Doha based international media house, Al Jazeera suffered another blow last week.

Israeli communication minister, Ayoub Kara announced on Sunday during a press conference in Jerusalem that the country planned to revoke media credentials of Al Jazeera journalists and close the network's office in Jerusalem.

"We have based our decision on the move by Sunni Arab states to close the Al Jazeera offices and prohibiting their work," Kara said, adding that the channel is being used by groups to "incite" violence - an accusation the network has denied.

Four Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia also moved to bar Al Jazeera media house in their countries as well as impose a sting of economic sanctions accusing Qatar of supporting terrorism and destabilizing the region.

Pope Francis puts Maduro in a tight corner

The pope was dragged into Venezuela's deepening crisis last week.

The Vatican has issued a statement calling for the suspension of Venezuela’s new constituent assembly, which encourages a tense and confrontational environment in the country.

President Nicholas Maduro, on 30th July, held a constitutional assembly vote to increase his powers to deal with  growing popular dissatisfaction with his government.

The poll triggered international alarm and deadly street protests against Maduro and more than ten countries of the region, among them Argentina, Colombia, and Peru, said that would not recognize the electoral results.

Big spender China comes to the rescue of battered and poor Haiti

The Central American nation of Haiti last week received a major shot in the arm from China.

China plans to invest $30 billion in Haiti’s infrastructure according to the Haitian Press Agency (AHP).

This week the Mayor of Port-au-Prince, Youri Chevry, hosted the signing of an agreement between the Haitian company Bati Ayiti (Build Haiti), headed by former Senator Amos André, and the Southwest Municipal Engineering and Design Research Institute of China. 

“This accord may finally break the grip that the eternal exploiters of Haiti had for decades on the poor people of Haiti while they greatly benefited from favors and monopolies from corrupt governments,” says Bernard Sansaricq, the former Senate President of Haiti, in an email.

Last May, China’s president Xi Jinping hosted the first Belt and Road Forum  (“One Belt, One Road”) in Beijing, offering hundreds of billions of dollars to over 100 interested countries for infrastructure projects.

The agreement includes the construction of a 600 megawatt power plant to electrify Port-au-Prince, the construction of a new City Hall, markets, thousands of apartments, and eventually a railway from Port-au-Prince to the countryside.

You can now add world longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge to your Bucket list

The world got a little bit smaller this past week.

The World’s Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge was opened to the public for the first time on July 31 in the Swiss Alps.

As a result, the journey across the Zermatt Valley has been cut from four hours to just 10 minutes.

The Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge, constructed by SWISSROPE in just 10 weeks, spans the Zermatt Valley in the Swiss Alps and is a whopping 1,621 feet long.

8 Year old enters Guinness Book of Records

The world received its latest hero last week whose adventure and undaunted spirit charmed the whole world.

8-year-old Roxy Getter from Florida last week become the youngest female to summit Mount Kilimanjaro.

Getter climbed the famed 19,341-foot mountain in Tanzania alongside her 10-year-old brother, Ben, and her parents, Sarah and Bobby.

“Day one was one of the hardest days…it was like the second hardest…because you had to go like up down and up and down and then you had to do the steep stair,” Getter told CBS.

Getter now joins Los Angeles resident Keats Boyd in the history books. Boyd reached the summit of Kilimanjaro at just 7 years old, according to Climb Kilimanjaro Guide, and remains the youngest person ever to summit.


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