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Thousands of migrants seek asylum in U.S.

Thousands of migrants seek asylum in U.S.

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

March 15, 2019

In February, there were more migrants who were apprehended or turned themselves in to authorities in order to apply for asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border than there have been in 12 years. A Department of Homeland Security official told CNN that there were 10,000 migrants making their way to the U.S.-Mexico...

Airlines Ban Boeing 737 Max 8 After Ethiopia Crash

Kiran Soma, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019

Nearly 160 people died after a fatal airplane crash near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Mar. 10. The aircraft, owned by Ethiopian Airlines, reported technical issues upon takeoff and crashed moments later. The plane was a recently released Boeing model, specifically, the 737 Max 8, which was used commercially...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

March 15, 2019

Afghanistan A misunderstanding led to a firefight between allied American and Afghan troops, ending with American forces destroying an Afghan base by air-strike on May 13. According to the New York Times, six out of the 17 soldiers at the base were killed, and nine others badly wounded. The base, known ...

Facebook faces controversy following anti-vaccine content

Elliot Adamson, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019

Pressure has accumulated onto the billion-dollar social media platform. Mark Zuckerberg’s company faces a crossroads as content that promotes refusing or reducing vaccinations is finding a louder voice in advertisements across Facebook. After other platforms including YouTube and Pinterest took steps...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World & Nation Editor

February 22, 2019

Ukraine  Russian lawmakers voted on Feb. 19 to ban the use of smartphones or recording devices by the military after journalists used the digital traces of smart devices to expose state secrets. Pictures and videos posted online by Russian soldiers contradict the government’s claims that Russian soldiers...

Nigerian election postponed

Trey Kawugule, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019

The parliamentary and presidential election in Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria, has been delayed from its original Feb. 16th date. The electoral commission claims that the delay was forced by “logistical problems”. Reports state that the delay cost the economy $1.5bn (£1.15bn), according to th...

Grain mills could rot due to war in Yemen

Grain mills could rot due to war in Yemen

Roman Raies, World & Nation Editor

February 22, 2019

If negotiators in Yemen are unable to successfully implement a ceasefire, grain, which could save millions of lives, could be left to rot. The war in Yemen between the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels has left over 10,000 dead and 14 million people on the brink of starvation, leadi...

Indonesian police use snake as scare tactic

Elijah Short, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019

In a bizarre incident which is now going viral, police in Papua a province of Indonesia, used a snake to draw a confession from a man accused of stealing mobile phones. In the video, the man is shown fully restrained by Indonesian officers during his investigation. The suspect was seen screaming while...

The origin of the Israel-Palestine Conflict

Roman Raies, World & Nation Editor

February 15, 2019

The Jubilee YouTube channel, which makes videos showcasing people from both sides of a conflict and bringing them together to have conversations, posted a video of Israelis and Palestinians. The moderator asked the question “Should Israel and Palestine be one state?” One Israeli said “I believe it s...