Weekly Hot Topics – Jan 29th 2015

It’s Thursday already and your week has flown by. Not to worry, Weekly Hot Topics is here to fill you in on this week’s top stories.

This week…


Japan and Jordan cooperate as Islamic extremists order the exchange of prisoner al-Rishawi for Jordanian pilot al-Kassasbeh and Japanese journalist Goto.

LabelOne opinion on this situation: Something needs to be done about terrorism. Do you support this opinion? Share yours here.



Snowstorm Juno hit the northeastern US, eastern Canada and parts of the UK as people braced for heavy snowfall with emergency announcements in effect.


One opinion on this story: Enjoy the snow while you can! Support this opinion by clicking here or add your own.



Libby Lane was ordained early this week, making her the Church of England’s first female bishop.  Despite a singular protest, the congregation of bishops at York Minster broke out in applause and smiles.


An opinion on the story: Good to see progress! Support this opinion or add your own.


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