TYPHOONS DEVASTATE VIETNAM
Amid the flooding season in Southeast Asia, Typhoon Molave made landfall in the Philippines on Oct. 26 and in Vietnam today. The typhoon contributed to a series of ongoing floods and landslides in Central Vietnam that resulted in the evacuation of 1.3 million people and the deaths of over a hundred people.
BRAZIL TESTS COVID-19 VACCINE
After the Russian Ministry of Health approved Sputnik V as the first registered COVID-19 vaccine, the Brazilian pharmaceutical company Brasilia signed an agreement to test and mass-produce the treatment on Oct. 23. If successful, the vaccine would support Brazil, which has the third leading number of cases, and may be produced abroad.
SARS PROTESTS DEMAND JUSTICE
The Nigeria Police Force disbanded the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) on Oct. 11 after weeks of protests. The movement has gained global attention, coercing the Nigerian government to address police brutality and encourage law enforcement reform.