In 2013, the UN General Assembly designated Nov. 19 as World Toilet Day in an effort to highlight the enduring lack of proper sanitation worldwide. Today, an estimated 2.5 billion people still do not have adequate toilets, with many of them located in parts of Africa and Asia.
Saudi Arabia's top prosector announced at a press conference he will seek the death penalty for five suspects charged with orchestrating the murder of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. The prosecutor stated the killing was a spontaneous action and not premeditated.
On Nov. 15, Bangladesh had planned on beginning the repatriation of 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar, where they had previously faced violence. But the Rohingya people – fearing for their own safety – refused to return when the buses appeared.
Chinese officials have responded to a letter from 15 foreign ambassadors, spearheaded by Canada, expressing concern over the incarceration of thousands of Chinese Muslims, saying the letter contained "unreasonable requests" and was based on hearsay.
As the divorce deal Britain negotiated with the European Union gains approval and heads to the British Parliament for a vote, Pro-Brexit ministers unhappy with the outcome are resigning. The future of Prime Minister May's government hangs in the balance.