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News in Brief

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

November 2, 2018

Pakistan On Oct. 31, Pakistan’s highest court ordered the release of a Christian woman who had been sentenced to death for blasphemy. The move set off a wave of backlash from hard-line Islamists and praise from human rights advocates. Prime minister Imran Khan expressed support for blasphemy la...

India-Pakistan cricket match prevented

Quinn Johnson, Staff Writer

November 6, 2015

Pakistan and India are notorious for being archrivals in the cricket world. Tempers recently flared when far-right Hindu nationalists from the Shiv Sena party attacked the Board of Control for Cricket in India offices as a protest against games with Muslim Pakistan. The teams from Pakistan and India...

News in Brief: 4/10/15

Abe Kenmore, World & Nation Editor

April 10, 2015

India Police are accused of using excessive force after a battle with red sandalwood smugglers killed 20 suspects, according to the BBC. Red sandalwood (prized in furniture making) was banned from sale in 2000, but the wood sells for tens of thousands of dollars per tonne, so smuggling is rampant. Acco...

News in Brief

Abe Kenmore, World and Nation Editor

September 5, 2014

ISIS-controlled territory: The Islamic State released a video Tuesday showing the execution of the American journalist, Steven Sotloff, according to The Wall Street Journal. He is the second American journalist in as many weeks to be executed in such a fashion, the other being James Foley, Like Fole...

News and Brief: World and Nation

Rishab Revankar, World and Nation Editor

March 8, 2014

Simferopol, Ukraine  According to CNN, Russian President Vladimir Putin is not committed to annexing Ukraine’s Crimea region amidst the unfolding crisis in Ukraine. However, Putin insists on Russia’s right to intervene militarily “as a last resort” and has mobilized sizable troop reinforcements. Meanwh...

Earthquakes shake the world: four countries hit last week

Josh Barker, Staff Writer

May 3, 2013

Researchers predict that an earthquake will hit the U.S. West Coast, affecting Northern California to British Columbia. The earthquake is projected to be so powerful that it will kill at least 10,000 and cause $32 billion in damages. The last time an earthquake of this magnitude struck the West Coast...

Pakistan’s election fever heated as Taliban commit numerous suicide bombings

Christianna Van Dalsen, Staff Writer

April 26, 2013

Pakistan has election fever. A crumbling economy, due to the energy crisis and the currently ostracized government, is turning up the heat as the election next month draws near. The most pressing issue in the election remains the violent actions of the Pakistani Taliban, who have been rebelling against...

News in Brief

Catherine Schurz, World and Nation Section Editor

April 19, 2013

WALES, UK Since November,  Wales has recorded at least 765 cases of Swansea measles, 77 of which resulted in critical hospitalization. Health officials believe the epidemic has yet to reach its peak, and governments urge the citizens of Wales and England to receive at least one dose of the vaccin...