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US legislators call on release of Egyptian prisoners

Ethan DeLiso, Staff Writer October 29, 2020

On Monday, a group of 55 U.S. lawmakers called on Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi to release a group of prisoners of conscience—those jailed because of their race, sexuality, political views...

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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...

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September 15, 2017

Egypt On Saturday, Egyptian archaeologists uncovered a tomb belonging to a royal goldsmith who lived over 3,500 years ago. The site took around five months to excavate, yielding a humble historical...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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...

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...

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