Things you should know today: 8/20/18


Europe sees sharp rise in measles: 41,000 cases, 37 deaths

FILE – In this file photo dated Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, a child receives a measles vaccination in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The World Health Organization (WTO) said Monday Aug. 20, 2018, the number of measles cases in Europe jumped sharply during the first six months of 2018 with at least 37 people dead from the disease, and called for increased immunization rates to prevent an endemic. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, FILE)

The amount of measles cases in Europe sharply rose during the first six months of 2018, with at least 37 people dead from the disease. According to the U.N. agency’s European office, more than 41,000 measles cases were reported in the first half of the year, some 23,000 of those cases coming from Ukraine.

Brief Korean reunions bring tears for separated families

South Korean Cho Hye-do, 86, right, meets her North Korean sister Cho Sun Do, 89, left, during the Separated Family Reunion Meeting at the Diamond Mountain resort in North Korea, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Dozens of elderly South Koreans crossed the heavily fortified border into North Korea on Monday for heart-wrenching meetings with relatives most haven’t seen since they were separated by the turmoil of the Korean War. (Korea Pool Photo via AP)

Dozens of elderly South Koreans crossed the North Korean border to temporarily reunite with their relatives Monday. The families were driven apart after the 1950-53 Korean War. The weeklong event, the first of its kind in nearly three years, was arranged after North and South Korea agreed to boost reconciliation efforts amid a diplomatic push over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. Most of the participants are in their 70s or older and had no knowledge on whether their relatives were still alive since they were not allowed to cross the border or even exchange letters, phone calls or email.

Report: MeToo activist Argento settled sex assault complaint

FILE – In this Saturday, May 19, 2018, file photo, actress Asia Argento speaks about being raped by Harvey Weinstein during the closing ceremony of the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France. The New York Times reports that Argento, one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement, recently settled a lawsuit filed against her by a young actor and musician who said she sexually assaulted him when he was 17. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)

Italian actress Asia Argento settled a complaint filed against her by Jimmy Bennett, a young actor and musician who said she sexually assaulted him when he was 17. Asia Argento was one of the first to publicly accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and one of the the prominent activists during the #MeToo movement. She paid Bennett $380,000 after receiving the notice of his intent to sue.

Pope Francis is trending on Twitter after condemning sexual abusers in a letter to Catholics. He vowed to end sexual abuse in the church and stated that they “showed no care for the little ones.”

Today is #NationalRadioDay. The hashtag is trending on Twitter as people share their appreciation for radio.

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