09/03: What Else is Happening in the World?

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We know that recent news has been largely focused on the situation in Ukraine. Here’s what else has been happening in the world…

  • As the present news cycle continues to be dominated by the Russian invasion in Ukraine, we wanted to give you an update which details the other important topics of the moment.
  • On Wednesday the conservative opposition candidate, Yoon Suk-yeol, was elected as the new president of South Korea. The 61-year-old is more hawkish on North Korea than his predecessor.
  • David Bennett, the first person to receive a pig heart has died two months after the transplant. In a statement, his son said “we hope this story can be the beginning of hope and not the end.”
  • Australian PM Scott Morrison has declared a state of national emergency over the flooding in New South Wales and Queensland, which has killed 20 people. The declaration is a national first.
  • In Hong Kong, tens of thousands of new omicron cases have been reported and deaths have surged. The crackdown on Covid is leading people to panic buy and is leaving stores empty.
  • On Tuesday companies flooded twitter with International Women’s Day tweets. One bot responded to accounts using the #IWD22 hashtag with their gender pay gap figures, highlighting the disparity in pay.
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Australia floods: PM Morrison to declare a national emergency

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Companies flooded Twitter with International Women’s Day platitudes. Then a bot began replying with their gender pay gap figures

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