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Hello there! The world is full of news happening every moment. We know you miss some and getting awed at others. That is why we have started our new segment where we tell you about the top 5 news of the bygone week. Ready to know them?

South Korea’s Spy Agency Rigged The 2012 Election

It was only a few months ago when South Korea’s president Park Geun-hye, daughter of South Korea’s former dictator, was impeached, removed from power and put on trial. Now evidence has surfaced that she shouldn’t have been in office in the first place. Last Friday, South Korea’s spy agency the National Intelligence Service (NIS) admitted it had tried to rig the 2012 election so Park wins.

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Usain Bolt Ran His Last Solo Race

This week the Jamaican legend ran his last solo race. He was beaten by Justin Gatlin who has been banned twice for doping, raising all sorts of question about whether he should even have been there. But Bolt’s solo career, the one made him an icon, is over. It’s a shame it had to end on such a bad note.

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Freaky Sea Fleas Ate A Melbourne Teenager’s Legs

On Saturday, 16-year-old Sam Kanizay went to bathe his sore legs at Dendy Street Beach after soccer practice but when he emerged from the water, his feet and ankles were shredded mass of torn skin covered in flowing blood. It turns out that that the creature that nearly ate the teen’s leg were sea fleas. Due to cold water, He didn’t feel them bite.

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Sicily’s Volunteer Firemen Deliberately Starting Fires

Every year Sicily suffers outbreaks of wildfires caused by the hot, dry summer conditions. The 2013-15 year had seen the worst. The average Sicilian fire department sees 40 calls but the local department was doing 120. Later it was revealed that the fire crew had been setting fires themselves because fighting the fire of duty fires netted then an extra €10 an hour. The ringleader is currently under house arrest, while another 14 have been charged.

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North Korea Threatens to Bomb Guam

Guam is a US territory in the Pacific and a tropical island, that’s home to around 160000 people, a US Army base, and a US Navy base. This tiny chunk of US territory came into the news in the most unexpected way. Pyongyang’s state-run news agency issued a threat to hit the waters directly around the island with missiles. This came just after intelligence broke that North Korea had finally managed to miniaturize a nuclear bomb to fit on a missile. The slightest misstep could cause catastrophe and the deaths of maybe millions of people. We can only hope things don’t escalate any further in the coming weeks.

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Trisha Sengupta

Reader. Observer. Thinker. Writer. Feminist.

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