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12:00 AM, December 02, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, December 02, 2016

TRENDING THIS WEEK

FAREWELL FIDEL

On the 25th of November, the world lost Fidel Castro, Cuban politician and revolutionary, who governed the Republic of Cuba for 47 years as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as President from 1976 to 2006. The world mourned for the loss of a person of such stature, as he was one of the last remaining communist leaders. Social media was filled with youths mourning the death of the great leader, while there were those who criticised him for the work and revolution that he had brought about. 

 

 

 

MANNEQUIN CHALLENGE

For a while now, we have been watching people become still all over the internet. The very famous Mannequin Challenge began weeks ago and spread across the country like wildfire. Schools, colleges, offices, restaurants, and even weddings are now taking part in this super-fun activity where every one goes still for a while during a video is being shot. It's an amusing group activity for people of all ages, and the social media is now flooded with videos of the people taking up the challenge! 

 

 

 

PLANE CRASH KILLS 76

Seventy-six people died when a chartered plane carrying members of a Brazilian soccer club crashed on the outskirts of Medellín, Colombia on the 29th of November. Only five people from the 81 people onboard survived, news agencies reported. Colombia's civil aviation agency said the flight was operated by a small airline, LaMia, and was carrying members of the Chapecoense de Brasil soccer club. The team was traveling from Bolivia to play in the final of the Copa Sudamericana tournament when the plane crashed around 10 p.m. on Monday. Fans of football all across social media have been stunned by this news and are all in mourning. 

 

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