World Headlines – December 10th 2019


    • Smoke from Australia’s bushfires is causing chaos in Sydney, bringing dangerous air quality
    • Ukraine and Russia have agreed to implement a “full and comprehensive” ceasefire in eastern Ukraine by the end of 2019
    • George Laurer, the US engineer who helped develop the barcode, has died at the age of 94
    • An Algerian court jailed two former prime ministers for corruption on Tuesday, two days before a presidential election which protesters want canceled
    • A gunman has killed six people in a hospital waiting room in the Czech city of Ostrava before shooting himself in the head
    • A military plane with 38 people on board has disappeared en route to Antarctica
    • An economist is doubtful that Barbados will be able to generate all its electricity requirements from renewable energy by 2030
    • Guyana has moved up two places on the United Nations Development Program’s Human Development Index