1.- Fighting erupted in and around Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed enclave inside Azerbaijan, mostly populated by ethnic Armenians and backed by Armenia. More than 100 people, mostly soldiers, are thought to have been killed. 

Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Azerbaijan's main supporter, urged his fellow Muslims to wrest back control of the area, whose inhabitants are largely Christian.

The fighting was the worst since a ceasefire in 1994. The two countries, which were both subjugated by the Red Army in the 1920s, fought each other after the Soviet Union collapsed.

2.- On a trip to Lithuania France's president, Emmanuel Macron, visited an exiled opposition leader, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who many people believe won the recent presidential elections in Belarus.

Alexander Lukashenko, the Belarusian dictator who rigged the vote, seems determined to stay in power despite huge protests at home and gestures like Mr. Macron's.

3.- EI Salvador's president, Nayib Bukele, announced an inquiry into whether EI Faro, a digital newspaper, had engaged in money-laundering.

EI Faro recently reported that Mr. Bukele's government secretly asked imprisoned leaders of MS-13, a big criminal gang, to reduce violence in exchange for privileges.

4.- Protests broke out across Venezuela against power cuts and shortages of fuels and water. Among the demonstrators were teachers demanding higher pay and patients wanting better conditions in hospitals.

Security forces fired rubber bullets and tear gas.

5.- West Africa's regional bloc, ECOWAS, said sanctions will remain in place against Mali until the leaders of a coup hand power to a civilian administration. The appointment as president Bah Ndaw, a retired colonel, does not satisfy this demand, it said.

6.- Doctors and others working for the World Health Organization and aid agencies fighting Ebola outbreak in Congo were accused of sexually exploiting local women. Allegations include rape and demanding sex from job applicants.

7.- A French court agreed to extradite Felicien Kabuga, a Rwandan Businessman, to face trial in Tanzania on charges that he financed militias that carried out the genocide in Rwanda in 1994.

The World Students Society thanks The Economist.


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