Editor’s Note: This listicle is part of a weekly series by The Ball State Daily News summarizing five stories from around the world. All summaries are based on stories published by The Associated Press.
The aftermath of a racist shooting incident in Germany, updated numbers of people affected by the new virus outbreak, President Donald Trump’s visit to India, the U.N. chief’s call to action on human rights and Julian Assange’s extradition hearing make up this week’s five international stories.
10,000 mourn victims of racist shooting rampage in Germany
Around 10,000 protesters marched Sunday through Hanau, Germany, to mourn the nine people killed by an immigrant-hating gunman Feb. 19. A 43-year-old German man shot to death nine people in the Frankfurt suburb before killing his mother and himself. Five of the victims were reported to be Turkish citizens. The attacker left texts and videos in which he espoused racist views, called for genocide and claimed to have been under surveillance since birth.
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New virus has infected more than 79,000 people globally
The viral coronavirus outbreak that began in China, nicknamed COVID-19 by the World Health Organization, has infected more than 79,000 people globally. More than 77,000 of those cases were reported from mainland China, mostly in the central province of Hubei. In China, the death toll due to the virus is close to 2,600 people. In the United States, 35 cases have been reported so far, separate from the death of one U.S. citizen in China.
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India pours on the pageantry with colorful welcome for Trump
Basking in adulation from a massive, colorful crowd, President Donald Trump and India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, lavished each other with praise Monday in a reaffirmation of U.S.-India ties as the subcontinent poured on the pageantry in a joyful welcome for the U.S. president. More than 100,000 people packed into the world’s largest cricket stadium in Modi’s home state of Gujarat to give Trump the biggest rally crowd of his political career.
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UN chief issues 7-point ‘call to action’ on human rights
The head of the United Nations issued a “call to action” Monday to countries, businesses and all people to help renew and revive human rights across the globe, laying out a seven-point plan amid concerns about climate change, conflict and repression. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ plan links human rights to sustainable development, crisis prevention, gender equality, development of the digital age and freedom of expression and civil society, among other things.
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Extradition hearing to begin for WikiLeaks founder Assange
Supporters of Julian Assange gathered Monday outside a high-security London courthouse where a judge is set to begin hearing a U.S. extradition case against the WikiLeaks founder. The courtroom showdown comes a decade after WikiLeaks infuriated American authorities by publishing a trove of classified military documents. Lawyers for U.S. authorities want to try Assange on espionage charges that carry a maximum sentence of 175 years in prison.
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