In the news: Three notable headlines

1. Hong Kong sees most violent day of riots in three months

The Hong Kong riots are not anywhere to being done, as Nov. 11 saw the most violent day the city has seen since August. While blocking public transit, a 21-year-old protestor was shot by a policeman with two rounds, according to CNN. In another part of the city, a man was arguing with a group of protestors. The group set the man on fire. Both are in critical condition. The protests have sent Hong Kong into its first economic recession in a decade.


2. Cyclone causes India and Bangladesh to evacuate over 2 million people

The severe cyclonic storm, Bulbul, hit Bangladesh last weekend, resulting in massive flooding in India. According to CNN, Enamur Rahman, Bangladesh’s minister for disaster management, said Bangladesh evacuated 2.16 million residents from their homes. At least 10 people were confirmed killed; mostly by falling debris.


3. Transit of Mercury Occurs Nov. 11

From 7:35 a.m. to 1:04 p.m., the closest planet to the sun will pass in front of the sun while lining up with Earth. A phenomenon that happens about 13 times a century, according to the New York Times, the next transit will be Nov. 13, 2036. The last transit occurred May 9, 2016.