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6.0 Earthquake Shakes Napa Valley

Some Californians made the best of a bad situation. Photo courtesy of Twitter.
CALIFORNIA—The U. S. Geological Survey deemed Sunday's 6.0 earthquake as the biggest earthquake to hit Napa Valley California since the Loma Prieta quake nearly 25 years ago. According to a USGS press release, the earthquake hit the northern San Francisco Bay area around 3:20 a.m. and “appears to have ruptured on or just west of mapped traces of the West...

The ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge”

LOS ANGELES—The “Ice Bucket Challenge” has gone viral on various social media outlets in the past few weeks. Participants of the challenge film themselves pouring a bucket of ice water on over heads and then nominate others with 24 hours to complete the challenge. If the person who is nominated doesn't accept the challenge they are to make a donation...

Shiite Cleric Calls To Fight The ISIS

IRAQ—The Iraqi Shiite cleric, Al-Sistani declared a call for the people to fight the ISIS. Many people have accepted the call since Al-Sistani is a highly regarded cleric in Iraq to defend their home and prevent terrorists from raping and slaughtering people. The ISIS is a terrorist group that has taken over the western sphere of Iraq. The terrorist group...

Author/Poet Maya Angelou Dies

UNITED STATES—The literary world is in mourning as author and poet, Maya Angelou passed away at the age of 86 on Wednesday, May 28. The news was confirmed Wednesday morning by Mayor Allen Jones of Winston-Salem, who confirmed Angelou’s death to a local news station in North Carolina. She posted her last tweet on May 23 stating, “Listen to yourself...

Nelson Mandela Dies At 95

SOUTH AFRICA―Former South African President Nelson Mandela died on Thursday, December 5. He was 95 years-old. The anti-apartheid figure succumbed to his failing health in his home in Johannesburg. The current president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, confirmed the death of the elder statesman in an address to the nation. “He is now resting,” said President Zuma. “He is now at...

William And Kate Present Their Baby Boy

  LONDON—On Tuesday, July 23, Kate Middleton and Prince William walked down  the steps of the Lindo Wing in St. Mary's Hospital carrying their new baby boy. All eyes stared at the door, after it was announced on the royal easel board yesterday that they welcomed a beautiful baby boy who would be the 22nd Century King of England. The two...

James Gandolfini Dies At 51

ROME, ITALY—James Gandolfini, best known as Tony Soprano from HBO’s “The Sopranos,” died of a sudden heart attack in Italy on Wednesday, June 19. He was in Rome on vacation with his son at the time. The actor was 51. Many celebrities have commented on the loss. Governor Chris Christie ofNew Jerseywrote on his Twitter account “a huge fan” of...

Deadly Hostage Crisis In Algeria Comes To Close

ALGERIA—On Saturday January 19, a four-day standoff between militants occupying an Algerian Natural Gas Complex came to a deadly close when Algerian Special Forces, aided by air support from the Algerian Air Force, stormed the complex. Thirty-seven hostages and 11 Algerian workers are confirmed dead, alongside 29 militants.The crisis began when armed militants driving pick-up trucks assulted a natural...

Over 80 Dead In Syrian University Explosion

SYRIA- More than 83 people lay dead with over 150 more wounded, after an explosion at a Syrian University in Aleppo on Tuesday. The blast occurred at the university dormitory, according to reports. Aleppo, Syria’s largest and most populated city, had been in a relative state of calm for months before the blast. The University campus is located in Aleppo’s northwest sector...

Death Of Palestinian Youth Causes Unrest

MIDDLE EAST—Tensions are still running high in the Middle East in the wake of Operation Pillar of Defense and Palestine’s admission to the U.N. as an observer state. On Wednesday, an Israeli Border policewoman at a check point in the West bank City of Hebron opened fire on 17-year old Palestinian, Muhammad Ziad Awad Salamah, after allegedly brandishing a pistol...
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