The Statistic

1st July, 2022
Rate at which people are killed on the world's roads, globally: One every 24 seconds
Source: UN

 

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1st July, 2022
AGREED: Ecuador's government and Indigenous groups' leaders to end more than two weeks of protests against the social and economic policies of President Guillermo Lasso which left at least eight dead, Indigenous leaders said.
TAKEN OFFICE: Yair Lapid, as Israel's interim Prime Minister, taking over from PM Naftali Bennett after just one year.
SWORN-IN: Ketanji Brown Jackson as the newest associate US Supreme Court justice, becoming the first Black woman to serve on the nation's highest court.
THREATENED: The Incan ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru by a wildfire.

 

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"I am here not to talk about the past. I am here to tell you about our future. No looking back in anger or nostalgia."
- New Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr - the son of overthrown former Philippines ruler Ferdinand Marcos - speaking in an inauguration speech on Thursday (as quoted on Reuters).

 

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The Word Explained

6th June, 2022
Mount Zion: This hill outside Jerusalem symbolises God’s dwelling place, His place of governance.

 

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