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News in Brief

News in Brief

April 20, 2018

Puerto Rico On April 18, Puerto Rico suffered an island-wide power outage seven months after Hurricane Maria destroyed the island’s power grid. The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority blamed the outage on a tree falling on a power line and says that power should be restored in 24 to 36 hours. ...

Forced out by violence, African immigrants cross to Europe

Aubrey King, Staff Writer

October 3, 2014

The journey of any refugee starts in a broken homeland. Across North Africa and the Middle East, a variety of issues have pushed more and more people to migrate towards Europe. “The increase (in immigrants) has been unbelievable,” Ben Suleiman, head of an immigrant processing brigade in Libya,...

Shaker Aamer continued incarceration raises questions about US commitment to human rights

Bryan Dooley, Senior Writer

April 12, 2013

Despite being cleared for release from Guantanamo Bay in 2007 and again in 2009, British citizen Shaker Aamer remains incarcerated.  Britain has repeatedly called for his extradition to the U.K., but Aamer continues to sit in a cell. “Like any other detainee, Skaker Aamer must either be charged...

Britain finally compensates Afghan family for unprovoked stabbing

Anthony Harrison, Staff Writer

September 7, 2012

The British Ministry of Defense is compensating an Afghan family over two years after a hungover English grenadier stabbed one of their sons. The soldier, Daniel Crook, was on a routine patrol after a long night of drinking. He was stripped of his rifle and armed with only two grenades and a bayonet....