The Five-Minute News is a daily podcast that provides a quick update on worldwide developments in politics, economics, and health. It’s a fast way to catch up on what’s happening in the world, without the distractions of opinions or a political skew.
In Monday’s edition, host Anthony Davis takes listeners through an overview of current events including Saudi military attacks on rebels’ the charges against parents of Ethan Crumbley, the teenager charged in a school shooting in Michigan; and the death toll of a volcanic eruption in Indonesia. You can watch the full episode below.
The Saudi military has increased airstrikes on rebels in Yemen and elsewhere, as rebels resist peacemaking efforts by the United Nations and United States. The U.S. and U.N. continue to urge negotiation and a settlement in the conflict.
Jennifer and James Crumbley, the parents of Ethan Crumbley are being charged with manslaughter after allegedly providing the teenager with the weapon that he’s charged with using in a school shooting that killed four teenagers and wounded seven other people. Though there’s little precedent, experts believe there may be a strong case to charge the Crumbleys with involuntary manslaughter, after they reportedly provided the weapon and ignored red flags, including failing to ask about where the gun was or otherwise address the safety issue after a drawing was discovered. The image, attributed to Ethan, was of a handgun, a bullet, and a bleeding person, and accompanied by the words “Blood everywhere and the thoughts won’t stop, help me.”
Mount Semaru, a volcano in Indonesia, has erupted, resulting in at least 14 deaths as well as injuries to dozens more.
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