World Headlines (CNA #5)
POPE PULLED DOWN IN MORELIA
While making his rounds in a stadium packed with adoring locals in Morelia, Mexico, Pope Francis was pulled down onto a man in a wheelchair by a fan who refused to release his hand. The pope’s usually pleasant demeanor was immediately transformed as he scolded the worshipper. Subsequent to the incident, an announcement was made over the loud speakers that the fans needed to remain calm as Pope Francis would make his way to them in good time.
TURKEY CAR BOMB KILLS FIVE
A car bomb explosion in Ankara, Turkey has left five confirmed dead and ten injured, with numbers rising by the hour. The blast occurred as a military convoy was passing by, just a few blocks from Turkey’s military headquarters and parliament. DPM Bekir Bozdag has called it “an act of terrorism”, and as this is just one in a series of attacks, PM Ahmet Davutoglu has canceled travel plans abroad.
REVERED EGYPTIAN JOURNALIST DIES
Muhammad Hassanein Heikal, 92-year-old Egyptian journalist, author and politician, passed away Wednesday, inspiring a media-led, nationwide reminiscing of his impactful life. Heikal will be remembered as the Arab world’s oldest and most prominent intellectual, as well as one of the most vehement defenders of Egypt’s Nasserite heritage and pan-Arab trends. He is survived by his wife and three sons, and has left a controversial political legacy that only time will sort out.