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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 ...

John Bolton threatens ICC with sanctions

John Bolton threatens ICC with sanctions

Elliott Rodden, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018

John Bolton denounced the International Criminal Court for attempting to prosecute U.S. operatives for war crimes committed in Afghanistan. In response to ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda’s declaration that the ICC may look into possible war crimes committed by U.S. military personnel, Bolton issued...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

September 7, 2018

U.S. Donald Trump’s second supreme court nomination pick Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination hearing began on Sept. 4 with calls from Democrats for him to withhold his own nomination until more details from his past are released. Capitol Police arrested at least 70 people who were protesting Kavanaugh’s no...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Aarushi Ahuja, World and Nation Editor

February 2, 2018

France On Jan. 25, hundreds of residents of France incited brawls in supermarkets over Nutella pricing. These “Nutella riots” were a result of Intermarché, a supermarket chain, cutting the price of the hazelnut spread by 70 percent. Police intervened in at least three separate locations during...

Student presentation impresses community

Meghana Iragavarapu, Features Editor

September 30, 2016

“I came to the United States when I was 15 years old to a boarding school in New York,” said sophomore  and Bonner scholar Hadis Daqiq. Leaving behind her family, friends and rigid culture in Afghanistan, Daqiq empowered herself as a woman. During the summers (in the United States), I attended...

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

February 19, 2016

Afghanistan The United Nations published a report indicating the number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan during 2015 was the highest since recordkeeping began in 2009. Last year, the U.N. logged 11,002 civilian casualties. According to the report, ground engagements, IEDs and complex/suicide attacks...

News in Brief: 3/27/2015

Abe Kenmore, World & Nation Editor

March 27, 2015

India In a 200-page ruling, the Indian supreme court struck down a law banning offensive comments on social media, according to The Guardian. The law, section 66a of an amendment to the Information Technology Act, made posting things of a “grossly offensive or menacing character” illegal. It was ...

Elections in Afghanistan cause for cautious optimism

Elections in Afghanistan cause for cautious optimism

Ian Penny, Staff Writer

April 18, 2014

Fifty-eight. That is roughly the percentage of eligible voters who showed up to the polls across the nation of Afghanistan on April 5. “Despite Taliban threats to attack polling stations nationwide, the same percentage of Afghans turned out to vote  as did Americans in the 2012 U.S. presidential...

Eighteen years after fleeing country, Indian activist murdered in Afghanistan

Lek Siu and Christianna Van Dalsen, Staff Writer

September 20, 2013

The Taliban is the leading suspect in the investigation into the murder of Indian author and activist Sushmita Banerjee. Banerjee’s husband and family members were tied up by attackers as Banerjee was dragged out of her house on the night of Sept. 4 in Kharana, Afghanistan. Police report that Banerjee,...