Onize Ohikere

Onize is a reporter for WORLD Digital based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Associated Press/Photo by Kin Cheung

Another death from Hong Kong protests

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/15/19, 12:15 pm

Student protesters are abandoning a barricade they set up earlier this week at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Many of the protesters departed Friday for unknown reasons. They continued to demand that the government hold local elections on Nov. 24. Meanwhile, police are investigating the death of a 70-year-old man who was hit on the head with a brick on Thursday night while he filmed clashes between protesters and workers trying to clear the street. In London, the Chinese Embassy said activists pushed Hong Kong Justice Secretary Teresa Cheng to the ground, injuring her hand.

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Associated Press/Photo by Luca Bruno

Floodwaters rise in Venice

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/14/19, 11:52 am

Italian authorities prepared to declare a state of emergency in Venice on Thursday. The highest tide in 50 years on Tuesday made floodwaters in the lagoon city surge to 6 feet above sea level, the second-highest point ever recorded in the city.

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Associated Press/Photo by Rahmat Gul

Car bomb strikes Kabul

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/14/19, 11:26 am

An explosion killed 12 people and injured 20 others in Afghanistan during rush hour on Wednesday. The blast from a car bomb hit a Canadian private security company’s convoy in Kabul, the capital city.

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