by Dan Ruth
The Republican National Convention is in full swing this week, and the media is laser-focused on the nuances and of the various speeches from Governor Christie, Representative Ryan and, of course, Mr. Romney himself. While the convention rolled along, what else happened around the world?
Here are this week’s stories, excavated from Page 7a:
- Suspicious Charges: under an obscure Apartheid-era legal doctrine, platinum miners in South Africa were arrested for murder after police opened fire on the striking crowd, killing 34.
- This Week in Pictures: From Syria to Nepal to Haiti, view the best photos from Reuters journalists.
- Speaking of Haiti: Tropical Storm Isaac blew over Haiti last weekend. How much more can Haiti take?
- Philippines Earthquake: A magnitude 7.6 earthquake hit off the coast of the Philippines this morning. People are fleeing to higher ground in fear of a tsunami. As of yet, no deaths have been reported. [UPDATE: AlertNet reports that the tsunami warning has been canceled]
- Lutheran “Johnny Appleseed”: A bishop in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT) is leading a tree-planting campaign to save the glaciers of Kilimanjaro (video below)
- Tackling Child Mortality: The Guardian is featuring an interactive infographic on where in the world mortality rates are highest, why the cost of saving children varies by region and what the leading causes of death are.
What else is happening around the world? Leave your comments below!