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Here’s What Happened Around The World In November 2022

Take a look back at some of the biggest stories that happened around the world in November 2022.

In a month of breakthroughs, a truce was struck in Ethiopia, Ukraine liberated Kherson, rich countries agreed to pay for climate damages in poor countries, protests erupted in China and much more.

Here’s a look back at some of the biggest stories that happened around the world in November 2022.

1. People In China Are Holding Unprecedented Protests After A Fire Killed 10 People In Lockdown

People across China are holding unprecedented mass anti-government protests after a fire killed 10 people who were in COVID lockdown.

Protests of this scale have not been seen in China since Tiananmen Square and have since become a global movement – known as the A4 Revolution – with people around the world holding up blank sheets of white paper in solidarity with Chinese protesters.

2. In A Historic Moment, Rich Countries Have Agreed To Pay For Climate Damages In Poor Countries

In a first, rich countries have agreed to create a fund to pay for the damages that poor and vulnerable countries have already been bearing the brunt of as a result of climate change.

The “loss and damage” fund was announced in the early hours on Sunday Nov. 20 at COP27, the UN’s annual climate change conference, in Egypt’s Sharm El-Sheik, after two weeks of negotiations between nearly 200 countries.

3. Ethiopia’s Government And Tigray Forces Agreed To End The Civil War That Killed 600,000 People

The Ethiopian government and Tigray forces have agreed to a ceasefire to end the two-year civil war that has killed as many as 600,000 people and displaced millions of others.

The deal on Wednesday Nov. 2 – struck a day before the second anniversary of the beginning of the war on Nov. 3, 2020.

The conflict has led to one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises and is “one of the world’s bloodiest contemporary conflicts“, according to the New York Times.

4. Ukrainians Are Celebrating After Its Army Liberated Kherson From Russian Occupation

Celebrations have erupted in Kherson, Ukraine, after the Russian army completely withdrew from the city, the only regional capital it had captured since its invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24.

As Ukrainian troops entered the city on Saturday Nov. 13 after eight months of Russian occupation, residents flooded the streets to welcome the soldiers with hugs, song, dance and tears of joy.

5. Iran’s Soccer Team Refused To Sing Its Anthem At The World Cup To Stand With The Women Protests

The Iranian national soccer team refused to sing when their national anthem played before their World Cup match against England to show their support for the ongoing anti-government protests in their country.

Iran has been rocked by unprecedented protests since the death of 22-year-old woman Mahsa Amini, who died after she was arrested by “morality police” for allegedly breaking the country’s mandatory hijab law.

6. This Italian Fan Invaded The Pitch At The World Cup In Support Of LGBTQ People, Iranian Women And Ukraine

Mario Ferri, an Italian soccer fan, ran onto the field waving a rainbow pride flag while sporting a custom Superman T-shirt emblazoned with the slogan “Save Ukraine” on the front and “Respect Iranian Women” on the back during the Portugal vs Uruguay match on Monday Nov. 29.

7. New Zealand And Finland’s Women Leaders Got Asked If They Met Due To Their Age And They Shut It Down

During a press conference, Finland’s prime minister Sanna Marin and New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern were asked if they had met due to their similarity in age, and they completely shut it down.

8. Chinese Rapper Kris Wu Was Sentenced To 13 Years In Prison For Raping Three Women

One of China’s biggest stars, rapper and former EXO member, Kris Wu, has been sentenced to 13 years in prison after a court found him guilty of raping three women.

Wu was arrested in August 2021 after more than 20 women, some underage, said he had lured them into having sex with him in July that year.

9. This Kenyan Journalist Was Reporting On A Story When He Was Interrupted By A Baby Elephant

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