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News in Brief

Aarushi Ahuja, World & Nation Editor

October 6, 2017

Cameroon On Oct. 2, at least eight people were killed in separatist rallies for independence in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon. The demonstrations were met with open fire by national security forces. As another response to the unrest, the federal government has blocked internet services in t...

News in brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

December 2, 2016

Egypt Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi no longer faces the death penalty. Following the Arab Spring and President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year reign, Morsi won the 2012 presidential election. Barely a year later, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi led a military coup against the government. Along with...

Eight good things happening in the world

Nicole Zelniker, World & Nation Editor

October 2, 2015

Solomon Islands Earlier this week, scientists exploring the Solomon Islands discovered the first biofluorescent turtle known to man. Biofluorecence, not to be confused with bioluminescence, is the ability to reflect light and re-emit it as a different color. The endangered hawksbill sea turtle joins ...

News in brief: Week of 4/24/15

Abe Kenmore, World & Nation Editor

April 24, 2015

Costa Rica Dr. Brian Kubicki, a Minnesotan scientist in Costa Rica, has found a new species of frog that looks remarkably like The Muppet’s host, Kermit the Frog, according to CBC. The frog, which is a species of glass frogs, has large, white eyes and a translucent belly, through which its organs...

News in Brief 11/7/14

Abe Kenmore, World and Nation editor

November 7, 2014

Mexico City, Mexico: The elusive mayor of Iguala, Jose Luis Abarca, who has been on the run since the well-publicized massacre of six students and the disappearance of 43 more over a month ago, has finally been apprehended according to the BBC. The mayor was found with his wife, María de los Ángel...

News in Brief

Rishab Revankar, World and Nation Editor

March 28, 2014

The Hague, Netherlands The Group of 8 (G8), an assembly of the world’s eight leading industrialized nations, is now the G7. On March 24, U.S. government officials told CNN that President Barack Obama and other world leaders have suspended Russia’s G8 membership in response to Russian President Vladim...

History in the making: new discoveries that change everything

Josh Barker, Staff Writer

April 12, 2013

There is a lot left to learn about this world. Over the last year, there have been a number of highly important scientific and historic discoveries made. Among these discoveries is the world’s oldest sundial, a lost microcontinent off of the coast of Africa and stone spearheads dating back 250,000...

Egypt in state of emergency

Laura Hay, Staff Writer

February 15, 2013

Egypt’s citizens continue to protest the country’s policies, leading the government to declare a national state of emergency in late January. Violence from protests has claimed the lives of more than 60 people in the region. “Continuing political strife could cause the collapse of the state...