While You Sleep: 5 Stories You May Have Missed, October 12, World News & Top Stories


Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump in Jerusalem for Abraham’s Accords initiative

Israeli lawmakers flanked by the daughter and son-in-law of former President Donald Trump launched an initiative in Jerusalem on Monday (October 11) to advance the Abrahamic Accords that allowed Arab states to normalize their relations with Israel.

Jared Kushner, a former White House adviser married to Ivanka Trump, was a major architect of the agreements between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco.

When launching the Abraham’s Accord Caucus in Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, Kushner said the accords created a “new paradigm” in the region, which could have “very different outcomes” depending on the actions of the current leaders.


UK’s largest warship docks at Changi as two other warships navigate the area

One of the two largest warships ever built for the British Royal Navy docked at Changi on Monday October 11, carrying F-35B jets and helicopters on its deck, and accompanied by other warships further out to sea .

The aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, on its first operational deployment, is here after passing through 40 countries of the Mediterranean and Indo-Pacific in what is the largest display of sea and air power to leave the Kingdom- United for a generation.

His move comes amid heightened tensions in the region, with the South China Sea having been the subject of intensified feuds between various countries in recent years.


Lava from La Palma volcano burns cement plant, causing lockdown

A jet of incandescent lava gushing from the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma engulfed a cement plant on Monday, October 11, raising a thick cloud of smoke and prompting authorities to order residents of the region to self-quarantine.

Local emergency services have asked residents of the towns of El Paso and Los Llanos de Aridane to stay indoors and close their windows, blinds and air conditioning units to avoid inhaling toxic fumes from the factory on fire as it was gradually swallowed up by lava.

“Lock yourself, if possible, in the most interior rooms,” said the emergency service via its Twitter account.


Not enough women Nobel Prize winners? “No quotas”, says the Academy

Although only one woman has won a Nobel Prize this year against 12 men, Goran Hansson, the director of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, ruled out gender quotas on Monday (October 11th).

Only 59 Nobel Prizes have been awarded to women – 6.2% of the total – since their first award in 1901. Investigative journalist Maria Ressa from the Philippines shared the Nobel Peace Prize and was the only woman to be honored so far. year.

Hansson, who heads the Academy which awards prizes in chemistry, economics and physics, defended the selection of Nobel Prize winners in an interview with AFP. His answers below to AFP’s questions have been edited for clarity.


Football: Werner sees Germany qualify for World Cup in Qatar

Germany maintained their impeccable record under new coach Hansi Flick and qualified for the 2022 World Cup as Chelsea striker Timo Werner scored twice in a 4-0 loss to the North Macedonia, Monday October 11.

Just months after suffering a shock 2-1 loss to the same opponent at home, Germany claimed a dominant victory in Skopje to extend their lead in Group J to eight points and secure their place in the tournament. next year in Qatar.

Werner’s Chelsea teammate Kai Havertz was also featured on the scoresheet and Jamal Musiala scored his first international goal as Germany claimed five out of five wins under Flick, who succeeded Joachim Loew after the Euro 2020.



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