World Headlines

Editors’ note: This week’s world news series contains mentions of death and murder.

Indigenous Woman Found in Landfill in Winnipeg
The remains of a second Indigenous woman were found in a landfill on Monday in Winnipeg, Canada. The first woman found
in the Brady landfill in May 2022 was identified as Rebecca Contois. Police believe that the deaths of the two women were

Contois’ murder is believed to have been committed by alleged serial killer Jeremy Skibicki, who is now in custody. A feasibility study is now underway to determine if the Prairie Green landfill in Winnipeg can be searched for the remains of two other missing women, presumed to be murdered by the same person who killed Contois. Police believe the recently killed woman was found only hours after being killed, while the other bodies are possibly buried under pounds of garbage.

Former U.S. President Trump Charged with 34 Felonies
Former U.S. President Donald Trump was charged with 34 felonies by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. The charges stem from accusations that Trump falsified business records regarding hush money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels. It is the first time that criminal charges have been brought against a U.S. president. He faces a maximum of four years of jail time for each count, for a total of 136 years if convicted on every count, and the sentences run consecutively. Legal experts, however, are unsure of how likely it is that Trump will face jail time.

Leader of Indian Opposition Appeals Defamation Conviction
Rahul Gandhi, who is the leader of the Indian opposition, has appealed his conviction on counts of criminal defamation. Gandhi, who is a leader of the Indian National Congress, was sentenced to two years in prison for remarks he made in a speech in 2019, where he compared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to prominent fugitives and thieves Lalit Modi and Nirav Modi on the basis of a shared last name. The two-year sentence is the minimum required to expel Gandhi from the Indian Parliament, which he was disqualified from on March 24. His appeal comes through a storm of criticism of the conviction and expulsion from opposition leaders and concerns about the country’s democracy.