The Week in 60 minutes: a Quick News Catch up for Those Who Have Been Heads-Down Busy

If you have been hard at work this week and barely had your head up to see the boss, we compiled the top stories of the week. It will take you a few minutes to scan through all the headlines and get yourself caught up. This post is especially for those of you who have 16 hour days. We salute you but would like you to be aware of what is happening around you.

Dallas tornadoes

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Several tornadoes hit the Dallas area the past weekend. Seven people were killed and many injured. The disaster has left serious flooding, property loss and damage, and many people distraught.

Ethan Couch arrested

Ethan Couch, also known as the ‘affluenza teen’, was arrested in Mexico this week. He killed one person in a drunk driving accident.

Bill Cosby charged with aggravated assault

Bill Cosby was charged with aggravated indecent assault against a woman in 2004. This happened in Pennsylvania. Rumors about sexual assault claims against Cosby has been around for years.

Tel Aviv shooting

Two people were killed when a gunman opened fire near a bar in Tel Aviv. The shooter is still at large and a huge manhunt is underway to find him.

Syria update

The city of Aleppo was attacked by rebels this week. There are claims that chlorine gas was used in the attack by pro-government forces. The UN is looking into it as an act like this would be seen as a war crime.

Trump update


President Trump has been causing chaos with his comments and rash decisions. He made several controversial comments of which some were aimed at previous president Barack Obama and his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. In light of his recent actions, several leading Republicans have withdrawn their support of Trump.

Rio Olympics news

Michael Phelps has won 22 Olympian medals in total. This is more medals than any other Olympian has ever won. American Simone Biles took the gold in gymnastics after a fantastic performance.

Now you are caught up. Visit us again next week for a quick catch up session on the world news.