International News in Brief
Read about the news happening around the world.
Three missing after mine collapses
SOUTH AFRICA — 87 workers were trapped underground after the entrance to the Lily Gold Mine in northeast South Africa abruptly collapsed. All of the miners were rescued with the exception of three that were working on the surface. The cause of the collapse has yet to be determined.
Italian student found dead in Egypt
ROME — Guilio Regeni, a 28-year-old writer for the left-wing newspaper II Manifesto, based in Rome, whose articles were not well received by the Egyptian government, was found dead by a roadside in Cairo, Egypt. The body of the Italian student had cigarette burns and other signs of torture.
Deal backs keeping Britain in the EU
COPENHAGEN — British Prime Minister David Cameron recently backed a deal with Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice Party, to keep Britain in the European Union. It is still speculated that voters will be opposed to the continued membership.
Political crisis deepens in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE — Following a botched election that left no successor for outgoing President Michel Martelly, Haiti has slipped into deep political unrest. Former soldiers were seen beating a man to death with stones. The man was accused of being a member of an unpopular army that was disbanded in 1995.
Pope holds historic meeting in Cuba
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, will meet in Cuba on Feb. 12 to talk about the killing of Christians in the Middle East. This meeting will be the first in history between a Roman Catholic Pope and a Russian Orthodox patriarch.
Earthquake causes damage in Taiwan
TAINAN — An earthquake struck the city of Tainan in Taiwan resulting in the collapse of a building and damage to other structures. There were no immediate reports of death or serious injuries.