The Week in Stories Around the Globe

Defiant Donald Trump confirms US will recognise Jerusalem as capital of Israel


Donald Trump has defied overwhelming global opposition by recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, but insisted that the highly controversial move would not derail his own administration’s bid to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


The Libyan Slave Trade Has Shocked the World. Here’s What You Should Know


Since 2015, the IOM has repatriated 13,000 people from Libya under a voluntary program. But Doyle, the IOM spokesperson, says more needs to be done to stop migration at its core, particularly from tech companies who own online platforms where traffickers can falsely lure people into paying smugglers.

“They’re being completely misled into thinking that’s a happy future for them and being misled thorough social media,” he tells TIME.


Week in pictures: From ‘day of rage’ to Nepal elections



Roshid Jan, a Rohingya refugee, cries while holding her son, Muhammad Gyab, at a camp for widows and orphans inside the Balukhali camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh


Why the Ventura Wildfire Is So Explosive


Much is uncertain about how phenomena like the Santa Ana winds might change as the climate warms, but overall hotter, drier conditions mean that events like this one will only become more likely when they do blow down from the mountains, experts say.

#California #Wildfires #ClimateChange #Science

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