Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Aug. 12, 2015.
President Jimmy Carter reveals cancer diagnosis
Though he received a good prognosis after having had a small mass removed from his liver recently, former President Jimmy Carter has been diagnosed with cancer. The 90-year-old revealed Wednesday that it has spread from his liver to other parts of his body.
[Read more from CNN]
Blast injures hundreds, kills at least 7 in Chinese port city
Reports from China say that some 300 people – including emergency responders – have been injured and at least seven killed in a large explosion in Tianjin. The cause of the blast is not yet known.
[Read more from NBC News]
Beauty queen lied about cancer to raise money, charges say
Former Pennsylvania beauty queen Brandi Weaver-Gates has been stripped of her title amid criminal charges relating to a money-making scheme that prosecutors say involved faking chronic lymphocytic leukemia. She reportedly duped charitable organizations into giving her donations.
[Read more from Reuters]
World population on course to top 11 billion
A new study by the United Nations projects there could be 11.2 billion people living on Earth by the year 2100. The current population numbers more than seven billion. Experts worry the population boom will make poverty, inequality and other problems much harder to deal with.
[Read more from Market Business]