Morning Special (2019. Sep. 23. Mon.)
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▶Touch! Global Headlines
Typhoon Tapah has battered the Korean peninsula with mounting reports of heavy damage and casualties.
The agriculture ministry has announced that it will implement on Monday all-out quarantine measures against the outbreak of African swine fever.
A scandal in the White House involving the Ukraine that has taken U.S. political circles by storm is expected to become a determining factor in next year's presidential elections.
U.S retail giant Walmart has decided to stop selling e-cigarette products.
The 16th weekend of protests has taken place in Hong Kong.
▶News Focus 1
Around four million young people are estimated to have taken to the streets in thousands of cities and towns worldwide for a day of global climate protests last Friday. Berlin, Melbourne and London were among the cities that saw thousands of participants rallying against global warming, while in New York City, organizers estimated that 250,000 people marched through the narrow streets of Lower Manhattan. 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, whose one-person strikes in Stockholm helped ignite a global movement, told demonstrators in New York City. “We demand a safe future. Is that really too much to ask?”
-taken to the streets / rallying / one-person strikes
▶News Focus 2
The day after the official "storming" of Area 51, one event in the Nevada desert was canceled Saturday due to low attendance. "Area 51 Basecamp" organizer Keith Wright said the course of action became clear after a Friday concert featuring Grammy-nominated DJ and recording artist Paul Oakenfold drew far fewer attendees than were originally expected. Just 500 of an expected crowd of 5,000 forced the organizer to pull the plug.
-storming / drew / to pull the plug
▶News Focus 3
The tallest Merlion statue in Singapore is set to be demolished, making way for a themed linkway between the north and south shores of Sentosa, as part of plans to give the resort island a facelift. Conceived by Australian sculptor James Martin and constructed in 1995, the $8 million statue in Sentosa is the tallest Merlion in Singapore. Members of the public will be able to visit the Merlion until Oct 20.
-facelift / Conceived / public