Leigh Jones

Leigh is acting managing editor for WORLD Radio. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate who spent six years as a newspaper reporter in Texas before joining WORLD. Leigh also co-wrote Infinite Monster: Courage, Hope, and Resurrection in the Face of One of America's Largest Hurricanes. She resides with her husband and daughter in Houston, Texas.

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Muted celebrations ring in New Year

by Leigh Jones
Posted 12/31/20, 03:32 pm

Australia is one of the first countries to cross the finish line to Jan. 1. Fireworks exploded over Sydney’s famed Opera House as usual, but few people saw them in person. 

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U.S. troops die in crash in Egypt

by Leigh Jones
Posted 11/12/20, 05:13 pm

A helicopter went down during a routine peacekeeping mission over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Thursday. Six U.S. service members died, as well as a French peacekeeper and a Czech member of the force. The ninth member of the team, an American, suffered serious injuries.

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China condemns Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers

by Leigh Jones
Posted 11/12/20, 04:03 pm

Beijing on Thursday called a mass resignation of Hong Kong lawmakers an attempt to provoke foreign interference and a “blatant challenge to the power of the central government.” After China removed four lawmakers it deemed a threat to national security, the other 15 pro-democracy members of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council announced they were stepping down in protest.

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