Weekly Bulletin: Mon 12 Mar 2018

Welcome to the Weekly Bulletin of News for Monday 12th March 2018. Here is a brief summary of the news emanating from the world in the past week.

 

Headline

  • Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned last week in Salisbury, Wiltshire, United Kingdom. It is believed a nerve agent was used to poison the duo, who are in hospital, along with several first responders. There have been suggestions of Russian involvement, though nothing has been confirmed yet – and investigations will continue.

 

World

  • The 2018 Winter Paralympics have started, with the Opening Ceremony kicking off the action. They take place in South Korea.
  • A TV show on the FOX Network in the US has shown OJ Simpson ‘hypothetically’ confessing to murdering Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Simpson was acquitted of the double murder over 20 years ago.
  • A plane has crashed upon landing in Nepal, with 49 of 71 passengers having been killed. Countless others are injured.

 

UK

  • A 17-year old boy has been sentenced to ten and a half years in Prison after admitting a string of acid attack offences across London. Many have criticised what is considered to be a rather lenient sentence.
  • There is an ongoing controversy after video footage captured Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher spitting at a fan following Manchester United’s 2-1 victory over Liverpool on Saturday. Footage of the incident emerged, and it is believed Carragher faces the sack over the incident.
  • A series of Freedom of Information requests have revealed worrying mental health statistics at UK Universities, with concerns being raised over waiting times. See our full article here.

 

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Business

  • A quiet week on the business front!

 

Politics

  • Talks over Brexit continue.

 

Technology

  • Entrepreneur Elon Musk has outlined his aim of reaching Mars within the next year – in an effort that he believes will protect the human race!

 

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Education

 

From UniEel

 

From the team at UniEel, good luck for the week ahead.

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