This week in the news: 17 people have died after "unidentified explosive device" was detonated in Crimea, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first baby and freezing temperatures expected to hit the UK over the weekend.
17 people died and dozens were wounded in a mass murder in Crimea. Russian officials said an “unidentified explosive device” detonated in a technical college in the city of Kerch on Wednesday. Investigators state that the author of the attack, the 18 year-old-student Vladislav Roslyakov, killed himself shortly after the incident. Officials say that all the victims died of gunshot wounds.
President Donald Trump had abandoned his cautious position on the Khashoggi case and said that “it certainly looks” as though the Saudi journalist is dead. Turkish reports say Khashoggi was killed and dismembered after he went to the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul. Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State said: “They’re an important strategic ally of the United States, and we need to be mindful of that” after a visit to both Turkey and Saudi Arabia.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first baby. Megan and Harry announced it when they arrived at Sydney on Monday ahead of their Royal Commonwealth tour. The Queen and other members of the Royal family found out about the pregnancy on Friday when they gathered for Princess Eugenie’s wedding. Kensington Palace said the couple is: "delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public". Megan, who has had her 12 week scan, also attended the wedding with her husband wearing a coat that started the speculation about her pregnancy.
Canada has just legalised cannabis. The first recreational weed was bought early Wednesday on the eastern island of Newfoundland. Canada has become the second country (after Uruguay) to legalise possession and use of marijuana. Until now, it was only legal for medical purposes.
Freezing temperatures are expected to hit some parts of the UK at the end of the week after Storm Callum caused severe flooding in Wales, where at least three people died last weekend. Temperatures might descend below zero in more northern areas of the country, especially Scotland, reaching its coldest point overnight.