Author: Jennifer Brown

North Korea’s New Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

On Wednesday, November 29, North Korea launched a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that analysts believe is capable of reaching all of the United States, including big targets like New York City and Washington DC. This rocket reached the highest altitude of any of North Korea’s missile launches so far.

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ISIS Claims Attack In Yemen

At least seven people were killed and twelve more were injured when a suicide bomber attacked security headquarters in the southern port city of Aden on Sunday November 5. The bomber drove a vehicle with explosives into the entrance gate of the security headquarters building. According to an Aden security

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Deadliest Mass Shooting In American History

The deadliest mass shooting in American history to date occurred on Sunday, October 1 in Las Vegas. 64 year old Stephen Paddock fired from the 32nd story of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino into a crowd of 30,000 people gathered for the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival, a country

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Is The U.S. At War With North Korea?

North Korea’s Foreign Minister has accused the United States of declaring war, according to BBC News. While in New York for the United Nations summit, Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho announced that North Korea “reserved the right” to shoot down United States bombers, whether or not they are even in the

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North Korea Calls Trump A “Dog Barking”

United States President Donald Trump told the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, September 19, that the United States could “destroy” North Korea if forced to defend itself or its allies. He disparagingly called North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un “Rocket Man” in his statement, “Rocket man is on a suicide mission,”

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18 Egyptian Police Dead In IS Attack

At least 18 Egyptian policemen were killed in an Islamic State attack on September 11. The attack occurred in the Sinai peninsula near the town of El-Arish and was officially claimed by the Islamic State. The attack consisted of a roadside bomb that destroyed three armoured vehicles. The police vehicles

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Qatar Fails To Sustain Talks With Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has once more suspended talks with Qatar over the ‘Qatar crisis.’ Qatar has attempted to open a dialogue on the day of September 8, in which resulted in a phone conversation between the Qatari leader and the Saudi Arabian Crown Prince. However, after the phone conversation, Saudi Arabia

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Syrian Army Moves To Break Siege At Deir al-Zor

The Syrian Army is currently moving East in an effort to end the siege on the city of Deir al-Zor. On Monday, the Army reached a point two miles from their trapped officers within the city. According to the Governor of Deir al-Zor, Mohammed Ibrahim Samra, the Army is expected

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Transgender Rights Called Into Question: Will The US Military Reinstate The Transgender Ban?

President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday, July 26, that he would reverse the Obama administration’s decision to repeal the ban against transgender individuals serving in the American military. This decision continues the Trump administration’s trend toward repealing LGBT rights; earlier this year, the administration repealed the Obama administration’s policy that

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California Restricts Travel To Four States In Response To LGBT Inequality

On Thursday, June 22, 2017, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced new restrictions for state employees on state-funded or state-sponsored travel to four other states that show prejudice against LGBTQ populations: Texas, Alabama, Kentucky, and South Dakota. This law does not affect private citizens, only state employees travelling for work.

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Twin Attacks In Tehran

Two attacks claimed by the Islamic State have occurred in Iran’s capital, Tehran. Iranian officials say a third attack was attempted but prevented. The attacks were on the parliament building and Ayatollah Khomeini’s mausoleum. Following hours of intermittent gunfire, and a suicide bomb detonation, roughly twelve people were killed with many

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Terrorist Attack In Central London

A terrorist attack occurred on Saturday, June 5th in central London around 22:00 GMT. Three attackers drove a van into pedestrians on the London Bridge before launching a knife attack in Borough Market. Seven people were killed and at least forty-eight people were injured. According to Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley,

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Traumatized Refugees In Greece Are Committing Suicide

There are 14,000 refugees currently on the Greek islands after what Public Radio International (PRI) calls a historic exodus to Europe. On the Greek island Samos, over 1,000 refugees are being kept in a military detention centre meant for barely 600 people. Many live under plastic tarps, in tents, or

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China Tests New Missile Near Korean Peninsula

Amid rising tensions between North Korea and a number of nations, as well as China’s displeasure with South Korea’s new U.S. missile defense system, China announced Wednesday a successful testing of a new type of missile in Bohai Gulf near the Korean Peninsula. The vague statement released on the ministry’s

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Islamic State Attacks NATO Convoy In Kabul

An attack on a NATO convoy in Central Kabul has left at least eight Afghan civilians. US Navy Captain Bill Salvin has confirmed that three US service members were injured in the blast. A number of civilian vehicles were also impacted, resulting in at least twenty-five injuries, according to Najib

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North Korea’s Fourth Failed Missile Launch Since March

In defiance of the United States and its main ally, China, North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday, April 29th, 2017. The missile did not leave the North Korean territory. According to the United States’ and South Korean military, this test appears to have been a failure, the fourth

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