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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 ...

Twin sisters release their second album, “Ash”

Twin sisters release their second album, “Ash”

Mae Wood, Executive Copy Editor

November 10, 2017

Two twin sisters, 12 distinct songs. Sisters Lisa-Kaindé Díaz and Naomi Díaz, who make up the duo “Ibeyi,” changed the world of music when they released their second album, “Ash,” on Sept. 29, 2017. “Ash” is made up of 12 tracks, each different from the previous. While Lisa-Kaindé...

United Nations issue early warning to the US

United Nations issue early warning to the US

Daezia Rolling, Staff Writer

September 8, 2017

On Aug. 18, the United Nations issued an early warning to the United States, based on recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia. During the rally in Charlottesville, VA, a car collided with a group of opposing protesters, injuring 19 and killing one. Following Burundi, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Kyrgyzstan...

Piracy resurges off Somalian coast

Abe Kenmore, Opinion Editor

May 5, 2017

Piracy may have returned to the coast of Somalia. In a press conference at Camp Lemonnier, a U.S. naval base in Djibouti and the only U.S. military base in Africa, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Marine General Thomas Waldhauser announced that they were monitoring an increase in recent instances...

News in brief

News in brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

December 2, 2016

Colombia A plane carrying the Brazilian soccer team Associação Chapecoense de Futebol, 21 journalists and a crew of nine crashed on Nov. 28 near Medellin, Colombia. Of the 81 people on board, only six survived. Between 2009 and 2014, Chapecoense was promoted three times and reached Serie A, the...

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

April 15, 2016

Australia Victoria became the first state in Australia to legalize the use of medical marijuana. On April 12, the Access to Medicinal Cannabis bill passed in Parliament. According to the Australian Broadcasting Corp., children with severe epilepsy will be the first to legally use the drug in 2017....

News in Brief

Nicole Zelniker, World & Nation Editor

December 4, 2015

China Beijing is experiencing an “orange level” alert, meaning the amount of smog is so high that all major factories must be required to either shut down or reduce pollution. Over the past few weeks the city reached pollution readings 17 times what the World Health Organization considers safe....