World News: 5 Overnight Events from Around the World

Here’s a roundup of the top developments from around the world today.

Previous kidnapping gang blamed for kidnapping US missionaries in Haiti

Police on Sunday charged a notorious Haitian gang known for brazen kidnappings and murders of kidnapping 17 missionaries from a US-based outfit. Five children are also among those abducted.

The 400 Mavojo gang kidnapped the group in Ganthier, a community located east of the capital of Port-au-Prince, Haitian police inspector Frantz Champagne told the Associated Press. The gang was blamed for the kidnapping of five priests and two nuns in Haiti earlier this year.

As of Sunday, Washington does not know the current location of the 16 abducted Americans in Haiti, CNN reported on Sunday.

Spain’s prime minister vows to end prostitution

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. (AP Photo / Mindaugas Kulbis)

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez pledged on Sunday to end prostitution and outlaw prostitution in the country, saying the practice enslaves women. The work of prostitution is currently unregulated in the country. Currently, there is no punishment for prostitution for those who do it voluntarily and unless it is done in public places. In 1995, prostitution was decriminalized in Spain.

A 2009 survey found that 1 in 3 men had paid for sex, the BBC reported. The industry has grown rapidly since its de-criminalisation and it is generally estimated that around 300,000 women work as prostitutes in Spain.

Syrian government, opposition agree to redraw constitution

The UN special envoy for Syria said on Sunday that the Syrian government and the opposition co-chairs of the Syrian Constitutional Committee have agreed to draft a new constitution. The drafting committee, which includes 45 representatives from Syria’s government, the opposition and civil society, has the mandate to draft a new basic law that will conduct UN-monitored elections. Each side will put forward proposed texts on issues including sovereignty and the rule of law.

Hadi al-Bahra, co-chair of the Syrian Constitutional Committee, said his opposition delegation was calling for reforms, including equal rights for all Syrian citizens. On the other hand the representatives of the Syrian government did not speak

One killed, seven injured in second shooting at University of Louisiana in a week

One person was killed and seven others were injured in a shooting at Grambling State University in Louisiana early Sunday in the second such fatality in less than a week. The shooting took place around 1 pm during the Homecoming weekend. Further homecoming events planned for Sunday were cancelled, and classes for Monday and Tuesday were cancelled. The school said that curfew was imposed on the campus from 9:30 pm to 6 am till further notice.

The shooting came just days after a non-student was fatally shot in front of the university’s favorite student union building in the early hours of Wednesday. The university said on Wednesday that it would increase security on the campus following the shooting.

Zero-emissions vehicles, wind and solar power seen in flight: Climate report

a solar power plant. (file photo)

Government policy changes attacking global warming could result in zero-emissions vehicles accounting for about 30% of all vehicles on the road by 2030, and wind and solar accounting for 30% of global electricity generation, triple current levels, a policy report forecast on Monday. provide.

Viewed as most likely, under its “forecast policy scenario”, the report predicted “dramatic” and “widespread” changes in policy between now and 2025 in the energy, transportation, industry and food sectors. It added that such a policy acceleration would make it possible to maintain warming below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels by mid-century.