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Wikileaks Published five million emails from Stratfor
Feb 28, 2012 - Stratfor, an intellegence company based in Texas has had five million emails stolen by Wikileaks. According to Wikileaks, they used privileged information to make money in financial markets.
United StatesOludayo, Washington International School

Same-sex marriage in California has been given another chance to continue fighting
Nov 20, 2011 - California's Highest Court allowed a ballot initiative for same-sex marriage to go to federal court. This is a breath of fresh air for the battle of same-sex marriage versus Proposition 8, which only recognizes marriage as an act between men and women.
BrazilEsteban Martinez, Washington International School

Assassination Attempt on President Obama
Nov 18, 2011 - 21-year-old Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez was charged on Thursday morning with an attempt to assassinate President Obama. Ortega-Hernandez shot several rounds of his semi-automatic rifle from his car window, a few of which hit the White House.
United StatesCatherine Tanner, Washington International School

Lawsuits soon to come in Penn State child abuse scandal
Nov 18, 2011 - Two weeks after the news of former assistant Football coach Jerry Sandusky's alleged sexual assault, other accusers have begun to speak out.
United StatesWill May, Washington International School

Google released their new music application, Google Music, on Wednesday
Nov 18, 2011 - This program is supposed to compete with Apple's iTunes, claiming that it is a "free locker" for music. It is believed that they will set Google Music as the default music player on their phones.
United StatesScott Braaten, Washington International School

Allegations in Sexual Misconduct case for Syracuse's head Basketball Coach Resurface
Nov 18, 2011 - Syracuse Basketball Coach Bernie Fine has been placed on administrative leave after allegations of inappropriately touching a man back in 2005 have resurfaced. The investigation, previously closed, has now been reopened due to unknown circumstances.
United StatesJake Miller, Washington International School

Arrests at Occupy Wall Street
Nov 17, 2011 - Occupy Wall Street protestors continue demonstrations after 100 people were arrested on Thursday. More arrests are taking place at different Occupy protests throughout the country for marching down city streets and blocking public buildings.
NetherlandsZoe van den Brink, Washington International School

Washington National Cathedral to be reopened on November 19th
Nov 14, 2011 - The Washington National Cathedral, which was damaged in an earthquake on August 23rd, is set to reopen on November 19th as the stabilization process has been completed.
United StatesDoug Tusing, Washington International School

A dissatisfied employee shoots 8 in California
Oct 5, 2011 - An employee from Permanente Quarry in Cupertino, Cal opened fire at 4:30 am PT at the business' office. With a hand gun and rifle, he shot 8 people killing 2 in the process.
BrazilEsteban Martinez, Washington International School

Alabama law scaring students away?
Oct 5, 2011 - An Alabama law that requires public schools to know the immigration status of students has caused over 2,000 students of Hispanic origin to be absent.
PeruGonzalo Paz-Soldan, Washington International School

4 people were killed by assailants in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Oct 12, 2011 - Assailants armed with AK-47s open fire on a blue 2004 Dodge Durango SUV. There 4 people on the SUV, two of them being U.S. citizens, Rosa Williams, 35, and her son Pablo Noe ,19.
BrazilEsteban Martinez, Washington International School

Arctic ice hits second-lowest level, US scientists say
Sep 16, 2011 - Sea ice cover in the Arctic in 2011 has passed its annual minimum, reaching the second-lowest level since satellite records began, US scientists say.
United StatesAlessandra Zucchi

Cartel leaders intimidate social network users
Sep 16, 2011 - People using social networks in mexico to denounce the Cartels are being sent violent messages through dead bodies with signs on them.
United StatesCaroline Smutny, Washington International School

Duane Buck spared execution
Sep 16, 2011 - Duane Buck murdered his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend at her house in 1995. His ex-girlfriend's two children aged 11 and 14 witnessed the murder. Buck was scheduled for an execution but was spared it due to possible racial conflicts.
United StatesMaya Mallaby-Kay, Washington International School

Liquid Galaxy: Google's Flying Elevator
May 31, 2011 - Google's engineers (in their spare time) have created something amazing. Using Google Earth they've created a wrap-around screen that with a remote allows travel across the globe.
JapanTarrant Skorji, American School in Japan

Kingston Hospitalized After Watercraft Crash
May 31, 2011 - Singer Sean Kingston and a female passenger were hospitalized after crashing Kingston's watercraft into a Miami Beach bridge. Musicians including Justin Bieber, Rihanna, and Nicki Minaj have posted meassages of support for Kingston on Twitter.
PeruMario Fernandez, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Stunt Driver Sets World Record
May 31, 2011 - Stunt driver Tanner Foust has set a new record with his truck jumping 332 feet. The last record holder Johnny Greaves jumped 301 feet.
PeruPedro Bentin, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Cell phones may cause brain cancer
May 31, 2011 - Even though the link is not certain, there are possibilities that mobile phones may cause brain cancer. Cancer charities say that the evidence is not strong enough to draw a conclusion from.
PeruDimitri, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Oprah Winfrey: 10 moments that made her
May 27, 2011 - One of the most-watched programs in US history, The Oprah Winfrey Show, is ending after 25 years. But the impact of its hostess goes far beyond television.
United StatesRachele Stein, Washington International School

See like a bat
May 27, 2011 - Canadian researchers have discovered that the human brain that can see like bats through echolocation. They found that, like bats, a human can send off sound waves and create a visual image of the world based on the echoes its surroundings send back.
ItalyElisa Cottarelli, Washington International School

New parents in Toronto decide to raise a genderless child.
May 27, 2011 - Storm Witterick-Stocker is the third-born child in this Canadian family, who have decided to keep his/her gender a secret from the world in order to prevent his/her conformity to gender roles. This decision has created a huge controversy among media.
United StatesElisa Wiseman, Washington International School

"Born Again" believers have smaller brains
May 25, 2011 - A recent study at Duke University claims that "born again" Christians, in other words those who have an epiphany about the importance of Christ in their life, actually have smaller brains with less gray matter than other religious people.
JapanKate Gibson, American School in Japan

The NASA Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV)
May 25, 2011 - NASA has officially decided to replace the space shuttle program with a Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, or MPCV that will carry four astronauts to the moon and into deep space, perhaps even as far as Mars.
JapanKate Gibson, American School in Japan

Bacteria Linked to Parkinson's Disease
May 25, 2011 - The bacteria responsible for stomach ulcers has been linked to Parkinson's disease, say researchers in the US. Mice infected with the bacteria went on to develop Parkinson's like symptoms.
PeruMario Fernandez, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Devastating tornado in Missouri
May 24, 2011 - A destructive tornado hit Joplin Missouri on Sunday killing 118 people. Authorities stated on Tuesday it was the most deadly tornado recorded in the last 60 years.
PeruLucas Arnovitz, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Bob Dylan was Addicted to Heroin
May 24, 2011 - The singer, who is turning 70 this week, admitted he was once addicted to heroin in the early 1960s. This confession was made in an interview done in 1966, which was recently revealed.
PeruDiego Carriquiry, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Massive Tornado Hits Oklahoma
May 25, 2011 - In Oklahoma City a massive tornado has killed at least 122 people on Sunday. The tornado cut a large path through the city.
PeruPedro Bentin, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

New capsule from NASA
May 25, 2011 - It was stated on Tuesday that NASA is developing a capsule to carry humans to deep space. This new spacecraft will carry four astronauts; Obama has given 3 billion dollars to make this vehicle.
PeruLucas Arnovitz, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Tornado devastates small Missouri town
May 27, 2011 - 125 dead have been located in Joplin, from what has been called the deadliest recorded tornado in U.S. history. Rescue workers are still finding bodies in the rubble.
United StatesWill May, Washington International School

String of tornados attack Middle America
May 25, 2011 - Tornados and thunderstorms destroyed communities and claimed at least six peoples' lives in Oklahoma and Kansas. 124 people died in Missouri on Sunday after late tornado warnings left them with no time to prepare for the tornado
PeruNicole Bernal, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

UFO hot spots around the world
May 19, 2011 - The six UFO hot spots mentioned in this article are Warminster, Wiltshire, U.K., Wycliffe Well, Australia, Bonnybridge, Scotland, Chile, Mexico City and Stephenville, Texas. There are also videos included.
United StatesAlex Wilde, Washington International School

US military plane crash
May 19, 2011 - About 40 miles north-west of Los Angeles a US military tanker aircraft crashed during takeoff from Point Mugu Naval Air Station. Only three people were injured in the crash, said a spokeswoman from the base.
United StatesRomain Stavropolous, Washington International School

Six UFO Hot Spots Around the World
May 19, 2011 - The six UFO hot spots mentioned in this article are Warminster, Wiltshire, U.K., Wycliffe Well, Australia, Bonnybridge, Scotland, Chile, Mexico City and Stephenville, Texas. Their are also video's include making this argument pretty much valid.
United StatesAlex Wilde, Washington International School

Wildfires in Alberta, Canada
May 19, 2011 - Fuelled by high winds, wildfires blazed through more than a third of a town in the Canadian province. Thousands had to flee and hundreds of firefighters battled the fires in hopes of saving the town. No injuries or deaths have been reported.
United StatesLieve Jansen, Washington International School

Flooding in Mississippi expected to linger
May 19, 2011 - Floods in Vicksburg, Mississippi hit record highs on Thursday, hitting 57.1 feet hours before orginally forecast. The high water is expected to remain in Vicksburg for a couple of days.
United StatesLuna van den Brink, Washington International School

Osama Bin Laden: Al-Qaeda releases posthumous message
May 19, 2011 - A recording purported to have been made by Osama Bin Laden shortly before he died has been released by al-Qaeda.
United StatesPetros Dawit, Washington International School

Canadian Journalist Released by Iran
May 18, 2011 - Al Jazeera Journalist Dorothy Parvaz returned to Doha, Qatar early Wednesday after being detained in Syria while working. She went missing on April 29.
PeruSarah Alyssa, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Rape Attempt at New York Hotel
May 18, 2011 - Recently a woman, 32, told the new York police that Mr. Strauss-Kahn,64, President of the (IMF) had tried to rape her at his hotel. Mr. Strauss-Kahn denies all the charges.
PeruPedro Bentin, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Mexican authorities find 513 illegal immigrants
May 18, 2011 - On Wednesday, Mexican authorities found 513 illegal immigrants inside two tractor-trailers heading to the U.S. The immigrants came from countries in Asia and Central America and their embassies are now being contacted.
PeruAustin Fransisco, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Donald Trump not running for president
May 17, 2011 - Republican Businessman, Donald Trump, announced on Monday that he would not be in the 2012 United States Presidential Election. He said he will remain a businessman as it is his passion.
PeruSarah Alyssa, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Donald Trump decides not to run for president
May 16, 2011 - Entreprenuer, Donald Trump, annouced today that he would no longer run for President of the United States. He claimed that if he had run he would have won the Republican primary.
United StatesJonathanTravers, Washington International School

The US government hits the debt ceiling
May 16, 2011 - Monday morning, the US government reached its limit on the amount of debt it can legally carry. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told Congress he would have to suspend investments in federal retirement funds until August 2.
United StatesNicholas Proano, Washington International School

Helena, Arkansas is flooded from river
May 13, 2011 - On Friday, floodwater rose 12.4 feet above the flood stage in the small town of Helena in Arkansas. Luckily 600 were evacuated the night before.
PeruSarah Alyssa, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Global protests against sexual violence all over the globe
May 11, 2011 - The first official SlutWalk took place in Toronto, Canada this past April. Thousands of women deliberately dressed in provocative and revealing clothing to protest the victimization of those who have been sexually assaulted.
United StatesElisa Wiseman, Washington International School

A shooting at San Jose State University results in three deaths
May 11, 2011 - The shooting, in San Jose, California, occurred on May 10 at around 8 pm. The police don't know what provoked the shooters to kill these three unidentified people, though they don't believe that gang conflict or robbery was the motivation.
United StatesScott Braaten, Washington International School

School in Michigan shut down, pregnant teens arrested
May 11, 2011 - Michigan governmental powers have decided to shut down eight schools and are selling up to 45 more charter academies, due to budget concerns. Pregnant teens attending one of the schools are the only ones in the state aimed directly at pregnant girls- atte
United StatesAllyson Quirk, Washington International School

American power plant does not conform to regulations
May 11, 2011 - In Alabama a nuclear plant had a valve that failed to pass the test of the Nuclear Regulation Commission. This bad valve could have been dangerous as the plant would not have been able to cool during an emergency, but now it has been addressed.
United StatesYonathan Dawit, Washington International School

Microsoft has bought Skype
May 10, 2011 - Skype has recently been take over by Microsoft, Microsoft paid 8.5 billion dollars. Skype has currently 663 million global users.
PeruPedro Bentin, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Play Station Network to be restored by the end of May
May 11, 2011 - After the online network was shut down on the 20th of April due to a major hacking, Sony announced they will fully restart PSN by the end of May.
PeruDiego Carriquiry, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Naked Man goes 'Nuts' in Subway
May 11, 2011 - It was just another Monday for people in New York, even for the naked man in the subway. The 41-year old man, who rode train six, started screaming in his boxers and then stripped off all his clothes.
PeruDimitri, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

US Airways low Satisfaction
May 11, 2011 - USA Airways scored the lowest on the satisfaction survey completed by consumers. US Airways were also ranked the lowest on the survey in 2007.
PeruLucas Arnovitz, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Missippi River Has Reached its Highest Levels Since 1930
May 10, 2011 - The Mississippi River has reached 48ft (14.6m) on May 10, 2011 reaching its highest levels since 1930 because of the heavy rain and the melting snow. The Mississippi River has reached Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi.
SpainJorge San Román, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Former CNN President Dies
May 11, 2011 - On Tuesday, Burt Reinhardt died in Georgia at the age of 91. The former CNN president had been suffering from a series of strokes.
PeruSarah Alyssa, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Sony Hires Detectives After Security Breach
May 10, 2011 - Sony has hired cyber-security detectives from Guidance Software and Data Forte after a breach in security in which more than 100 million accounts were compromised. The Playstation Network and Sony Online Entertainment are now offline.
PeruMario Fernandez, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Mississippi river flooding continues
May 10, 2011 - The recent flooding of the Mississippi river has increased to levels not seen since 1927. So far several people have been chased from their homes and more will if the river continues flooding into New Orleans.
PeruAustin Fransisco, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

First Full-Face Transplant in the United States
May 10, 2011 - Dallas Weins is the first American to have a full-face transplant. He lost almost all of his face after he touched an electric cable three years ago.
PeruCarolina Ferreyros, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

President Obama asks for immigration reform
May 11, 2011 - President Barack Obama has called for reform of the US immigration system, while enforcing steps he has taken to strengthen border security.
United StatesRachele Stein, Washington International School

Dallas sweeps more than just the Lakers
May 9, 2011 - For the last nine years the Lakers have dominated the NBA, succeeding time and time again in the playoffs, and winning five titles. On Sunday, the Dallas Mavericks kicked the Lakers out of the playoff, leaving many people wondering if the Lakers� era is
United StatesRomain Stavropolous, Washington International School

Floods threaten city of Memphis
May 9, 2011 - Recently, 13,000 acres of Missouri was flooded by record high water levels in the Mississippi. Now the floods are moving towards Memphis. The water coming by is moving 2 million cubic feet per second, according to Corps of Engineers Col. Vernie Reichling.
United Statessebastian bouroncle

PlayStation relaunch delayed by Sony
May 9, 2011 - After being hacked, Sony said they would launch it this weekend, but they now say they were unaware of the size of this network hack. Sony says they will launch the network again after they run further tests to evaluate the system strength.
United StatesBrian Lottermann, Washington International School

Google Delayed
May 9, 2011 - Google is delaying the release of future products because of bad sales of their gadgets, such as the Android (smartphone) and the Honeycomb (tablet).
United StatesAlex Wilde, Washington International School

Chelsea Coach Carlo Ancelloti's Job Under Review
May 9, 2011 - Last year, Ancelotti guided the Blues to a Premier League and FA Cup double. However, the Italian is set to end this campaign trophyless, following Sunday's 2-1 league defeat at Manchester United. Chairman Roman Abramovich is searching for a replacement.
United StatesPetros Dawit, Washington International School

May Day: Protests for immigrant legalization
May 3, 2011 - Thousands of Central American and Mexican immigrants marched down the streets of Los Angeles chanting "Legalization or no re-election!" on Sunday, demanding legalization for all immigrants in the US.
JapanNoemi Fernandez, The American School in Japan

Prince Charles to meet President Barack Obama
May 4, 2011 - Prince Charles of Wales is going to meet U.S President Barack Obama in Washington DC on the second day of his two-day visit. So far, the prince has visited farms and spoken frequently about food production.
United StatesNicholas Proano, Washington International School

United States tornadoes: Death toll rises as more bodies are found
May 3, 2011 - The death toll from the tornadoes that hit the southern US, has risen to 340. This has been one of the worst twister outbreaks in the country's history.
United StatesRachele Stein, Washington International School

Wikileaks: Al-Qaeda was planning a Nuclear War if Bin Laden was murdered
May 3, 2011 - According to some people, Al-Qaeda has some operatives in Europe who could make a nuclear bomb detonate it in the United States. Former Al-Qaeda members, who are now in Guantanamo, gave this information.
PeruDiego Carriquiry, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Tension rises as rival clubs meet again
May 3, 2011 - Football club Real Madrid published a video showing Barcelona player Sergio Busquets calling Madrid's full-back a monkey. Barca's coach countered, "my players are an example of professionalism and honesty."
United StatesRomain Stavropolous, Washington International School

Prime Minister Steven Harper re-elected in Canada
May 3, 2011 - Steven Harper's Conservative Party won a majority of the votes leaving the left-leaning New Democratic Party runners up. The Conservative Party won 167 of the 308 votes. The New Democratic Party (NDP) claimed 102 seats, while the Liberals took 34.
United StatesPetros Dawit, Washington International School

Bionic legs
Apr 27, 2011 - Scientists are now using exoskeleton technology that allows soldiers to carry more weight without back injuries to help people who can't walk. The device looks like a backpack and has extensions that are attached to the legs. A pair of canes help the user
JapanRyanne Konno, American School in Japan

NYU student murdered, man in Toronto charged
Apr 27, 2011 - Qian Liu, a 23 year old foreign student studying at New York University was found dead in her basement apartment on April 15. Toronto police have now ruled the case a homicide, charging a 29 year old male from Toronto with the murder.
JapanNoemi Fernandez, The American School in Japan

2 ½ Year Old Shoots Mom Dead
Apr 27, 2011 - A toddler killed her mom by accident, shooting her in the back, stated the boy's father to the South Florida police on Wednesday. The father called 911 and said that he tried to take the gun away, but the child had already fired the weapon.
PeruNicolas Dawson Barragan, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Playstation network hacked
Apr 27, 2011 - A hacker has obtained personal info from play station network and has obtained some passwords, credit card numbers, home addresses, email addresses, and usernames. This attack has also affected the Playstation Network. They still don�t know when this wi
Perujulian Garcia-Miro, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Nissan recalls almost 196,000 vehicles in the US
Apr 27, 2011 - Nissan is recalling nearly 196,000 vehicles because of corrosion issues that could cause damage to steering and suspension systems. They will inspect the vehicles and repair them free of charge.
United StatesPhilippe de Gaiffier, Washington International School

Federal police rescues 51 hostages in northeastern Mexico
Apr 26, 2011 - In McAllen, Texas a second rescue of hostage migrants was performed by the federal police of Mexico.
BrazilSophia Vallada, Washington International School

Missouri levee fails, prompting more evacuations
Apr 26, 2011 - A levee along the Black River in Missouri failed in at least four locations, forcing water into a populated area of Butler County and prompting local police to make 59 water rescues on monday.
PeruGonzalo Paz-Soldan, Washington International School

BP sues Transocean for 40$ billion dollars
Apr 22, 2011 - BP is suing Transocean, the owner of the oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico last year, for $40billion (������£24.37billion) in damagesSeparately, BP sued the maker of the rig's blowout preventer, alleging the device which failed to s
United StatesPetros Dawit, Washington International School

FlyNano's high hopes for soaring success
Apr 22, 2011 - A Finnish aviation consultant, named Aki Suokas, has invented a jet ski with wings for water sports enthusiasts.
United StatesAlex Wilde, Washington International School

World leaders wrote lletter on Libya
Apr 15, 2011 - President Obama, Prime Minister David Cameron, and President Nicolas Sarkozy joined together in the United Nations Security Council and have written a letter to the Times of London, the International Herald Tribune, and Le Figaro saying they will continue
PeruSarah Alyssa, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Tsunami victim from California man found ashore in Oregon after tsunami
Apr 13, 2011 - Dustin Weber was attempting to photograph the tsunami's arrival on California's coast when he was swept out to sea. He was found 2 weeks later.
United StatesWill May, Washington International School

Lessons of War
Apr 8, 2011 - 69 years ago Carl Ruse survived WWII thanks to a little Japanese soldier. Now seven decades later and with a grainy old picture, Tim Ruse, grandson, is on a journey to find who the little boy was.
United StatesNora van Trotsenburg, Washington International School

South Western Airlines Boeing 737 Inspected
Apr 5, 2011 - The US Federal Aviation Administration is going to send specialists to inspect 175 of Southwestern Airlines Boeing 737's. This is a response to last Friday's incident when they found a hole in the roof of one of the fleet.
PeruSergio Piaggio, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Deadly Storm in the South
Apr 5, 2011 - A powerful storm recently killed 8 people in the south of U.S. Local authorities reported one death in Mississippi, six in Georgia and one in Tennessee.
PeruPedro Bentin, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Southwest Cancels Additional Flights for Inspections
Apr 5, 2011 - 175 more Boeing 737s from Southwest Airlines will undergo inspection for damage, cancelling over 300 flights. This is happening only days after a Southwest plane made an emergency landing in Yuma, Arizona because of a hole in its fuselage.
United StatesPhilippe de Gaiffier, Washington International School

Killing in Juarez, Mexico
Apr 5, 2011 - Over the past four days forty-one people have died in Juarez, Mexico. Police do not yet know who is responsible for this streak of killing but the city of Juarez has had many drug related problems in the past.
PeruAustin Fransisco, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Nadal and Federer Meet After Six Years
Apr 1, 2011 - Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will meet in American soil after six years of their last encounter in these grounds. They will meet as both got to the quarterfinals of the Sony Ericson Open in Miami.
PeruSergio Piaggio, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Could chicken feathers make better plastic?
Apr 1, 2011 - Recently, researchers have said that the feathers of chickens can be used as a base material for plastic. This study was reported at the American Chemical Society Meeting.
PeruChristopher Smith, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Comets Cause a Tilt in Saturn and Jupiter
Apr 1, 2011 - Dr Matthew Hedman from Cornell University of New York states that the planets Saturn and Jupiter appeared tilted due to comets, which hit the planets in 1994. Over time, the planets would wound back to normal.
PeruSarah Alyssa, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Pirates going big
Mar 31, 2011 - On Monday, Pirates took control of huge oil tanker off the horn of Africa.
United StatesRomain Stavropolous, Washington International School

Double Checking the American Dream?
Mar 29, 2011 - As the word faces economic crisis and natural disasters, is it time for American citizens to reconsider the American Dream, a photo essay.
United StatesRachele Stein, Washington International School

After Shock in Japan
Apr 7, 2011 - The earthquake had a magnitude of 7.1. It did little damage to the buildings. Fukushima officials said the quake had no detectable effect at the plant.
United StatesPetros Dawit, Washington International School

Asia 

Secretary Clinton's historic trip to Burma
Nov 18, 2011 - Secretary Clinton is visiting Burma to encourage the Burmese government to continue on the path towards democracy, but it remains to be seen whether the Burmese government is committed to implementing meaningful democratic and human rights reforms.
United StatesConnor McLaren, Washington International School

Hope for Burmese democracy movement
Nov 18, 2011 - It was announced that Burma's democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi will rejoin Burmese politics after twenty years of persecution. US President Obama later made public that he was sending Secretary of State Hilary Clinton to Burma.
GermanyAnton Baker, Washington International School

Relief months after March 11th quake
Sep 2, 2011 - Japanese government restrictions on large businesses and companies for energy use will soon be lifted, months after March 11 Quake.
JapanAya Tange, The American School in Japan

Coal and gas outburst at Chinese coal mine claims 16 lives.
Oct 5, 2011 - Two miners are still missing in China's Guizhou province. Around 2,500 miners were killed in similar incidents last year.
United StatesWill May, Washington International School

Monks in Sri Lanka tear down Muslim shrine
Sep 16, 2011 - Buddhists monks in Anuradhapura claim that a shrine was on land given to the monks 2,000 years ago. The Muslim community was trying to convert the shrine into a mosque, even though new constructions are forbidden on the site.
United StatesJulia Boldrick, Washington International School

The downfall of the Japanese Ojisan
Aug 31, 2011 - The recent decline in respect for the Japanese salary man can be attributed to the rise of Japanese women and the decline of the Japanese economy.
JapanSerena Peters, The American School In Japan

Tepco admits two more meltdown
May 25, 2011 - TEPCO finally admitted to the melt down of the 2nd and 3rd reactors at the No. 1 nuclear plant in Fukushima, nearly 3 months after the March 11th earthquake.
JapanAnna Riley, The American School in Japan

Suicide Bombing In Pakistan Kills Two and Wounds 19
May 25, 2011 - A suicide bombing attack in a police station in Northern Pakistan killed two police officers and wounded 19. Taliban immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.
PeruFernando, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Radiation levels in Fukushima 1,000 times higher than reported
May 23, 2011 - TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company) has been reprimanded by the government for releasing false radiation readings. The government has declared this mistake 'unacceptable' and won't be looking kindly on any farther mistakes.
JapanTarrant Skorji, American School in Japan

Japan back in economic recession
May 19, 2011 - After the earthquake and tsunami in March, Japan's economy, the third largest worldwide, has slid back into recession. The annualized rate of contraction is 3.7%, surpassing analysts' prediction of 2% for the first three months of the year.
United StatesPhilippe de Gaiffier, Washington International School

35 dead and 20 injured workers in Taliban ambush
May 19, 2011 - Taliban insurgents attacked a road construction company in a mountainous district in eastern Afghanistan. The company guards fought back and were able to kill eight insurgents although 35 road workers were killed.
United StatesRebecca Clarke, Washington International School

Eye for an Eye, Literally
May 17, 2011 - Ameneh Bahrami, a local woman in Iran, has received permission from the Iranian government to drop acid in the eyes of a man who, 4 years ago threw a jar of acid at her face, blinding her.
JapanAnna Riley, The American School in Japan

Animal smuggler apprehended
May 17, 2011 - A 36 year old man is suspected of smuggling endangered animals on a plane from Bangkok to Dubai. Police opened the man's luggage to find two leopards, two panthers, an Asiatic black bear and two macaque monkeys, all heavily sedated.
JapanAnna Riley, The American School in Japan

South Korean Crucifies Himself in Apparent Suicide
May 18, 2011 - A 58 year-old South Korean taxi driver was found crucified on a cross on May 1. After days of investigation, police believe he committed suicide.
PeruNicolas Dawson Barragan, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Taliban Attack Pakistan Police
May 18, 2011 - About 100 Taliban soldiers attacked a police check post in northern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing two policemen and injuring five more.
PeruFernando, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Japanese evacuation zone was made larger
May 16, 2011 - Recently, the evacuation zone around the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant has been increased and residents have been forced out of their homes. Towns as far as 30km from the plant have been evacuated. More evacuations are expected in coming days.
United StatesBrian Lottermann, Washington International School

Saudi diplomat is killed by Pakistani militants
May 16, 2011 - Pakistani militants on motorcycles killed a diplomat named Hassan al-Khatani, who worked for the Saudi consulate. This is the second attack on Saudis this week; on Wednesday, militants threw grenades at the Saudi embassy. The Pakistani Taliban has not tak
United StatesCaleb Diamond, Washington International School

Exploding watermelons in China
May 17, 2011 - On Tuesday farmers in China were baffled when watermelons in their fields started exploding. Agricultural experts cannot provide an explanation to why chemical free watermelons would start exploding.
PeruAustin Fransisco, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Nine pound conjoined twin girls born in southwestern China
May 11, 2011 - The twins, born Thursday, May 5, have two heads and share a single body. Having two spines, two esophaguses but share other vital organs lead doctors to believe it would be almost impossible to separate them.
United StatesCasey Parks, Washington International School

Japanese Prime Minister gives up salary
May 11, 2011 - Japan Prime Minister Naoto Kan plans to donate his salary, 1,636,000 yen a month, to the earthquake and tsunami relief until the crisis ends.
JapanAnna Riley, The American School in Japan

Modern eastern twist to western classics
May 11, 2011 - Famous plays such as William Shakespeare's Othello and Oscar Wilder's Our Town are being rewritten to grab the Eastern audience. The main plot line remains but the characters and lines are adapted to appeal to the Japanese.
JapanRyanne Konno, American School in Japan

Majority of Foreigners Stay in Japan
May 11, 2011 - Despite the chaos caused by the earthquake, over 90% of foreign students and workers in Japan want to stay and help with the recovery efforts.
JapanKate Gibson, American School in Japan

Positive Progress for Eathquake Survivors
May 11, 2011 - The Japanese Red Cross has so far received 174 billion yen in donations to help earthquake survivors and are planning to build temporary hospitals and provide emergency care. Progress is frustrated by the fact that many municipal offices were destroyed i
JapanRyanne Konno, American School in Japan

70 killed in suicide attacks in Pakistan, Taliban took responsibility
May 13, 2011 - Taliban took responsibility on Friday for their first major strike in revenge for Osama bin Laden's death. At least 70 people were killed in a double suicide bombing directed on paramilitary police.
PeruTarek Bendeck, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Robbery at Forbidden City
May 15, 2011 - Art works worth millions of dollars, including an antique purse and women�s makeup case have been stolen from the Forbidden City in Beijing. The security guards at the former imperial palace are ashamed because this is the first theft in 20 years.
JapanAnna Riley, The American School in Japan

China Takes Severe Actions to Drop Inflation
May 11, 2011 - China's rapid economy has recently cooled down giving the government time to put more effort into their inflation. What was a three-year streak of 5.4% has now dropped to 5.3%.
PeruChristopher Smith, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

China takes severe actions to drop inflation
May 11, 2011 - China's rapid economy has recently cooled down giving the government time to put more effort into their inflation. What was a three-year streak of 5.4% has now dropped to 5.3%.
PeruChristopher Smith, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Chinese art stolen from palace museum
May 11, 2011 - On Wednesday seven pieces of Chinese art from the palace museum in Beijing China were stolen. The Chinese officials are still trying to figure out how the thief got in and are increasing their security measures.
PeruAustin Fransisco, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Swedes jailed over Philippine trafficking
May 11, 2011 - Two Swedish men have been jailed for life over a cybersex business in the Philippines. Bo Sederholm, 31, and Emil Salamo, 35, ran the operation, and their sentences are unprecedented for crimes relating to the exploitation of young women.
SwedenJacob Alex Ware, Washington International School

U.S. and Pakistan agreed In Osama Mission Ten Years Ago
May 10, 2011 - Musharraf and George Bush made a deal after Osama escaped US forces in Afghanistan in late 2001. The US and Pakistan agreed that the U.S. would carry out their own operation against Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.
PeruTarek Bendeck, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Nuclear Plant in Hamaoka Set to Close
May 9, 2011 - Following the March 11th earthquake in northeast Japan, another powerful earthquake is said to occur in the near future, which concerns the Japanese government. Therefore, Prime Minister Naoto Kan has ordered Chubu Electric Power to shut down.
JapanAnna Riley, The American School in Japan

At least six policemen killed in ambush in Afghanistan
May 9, 2011 - A group of police officers in the Ghazni province were attacked by militants and at least six of them were killed. This attack came about two weeks after around five hundred prisoners escaped from Kandahar's prison.
United StatesRebecca Clarke, Washington International School

Plans for solar panels to help Japan's earthquake victims on its way
May 3, 2011 - On May 2nd, the chairman of Miyagi prefecture in Sendai proposed installing solar panels on all future housing for the victims of the tsunami and earthquake that struck Japan on March 11th.
JapanNoemi Fernandez, The American School in Japan

Japan Earthquake: No-grazing zones for cattle to be established
May 5, 2011 - Concerns over dairy and meat consumptions have led the farm ministry of several Fukushima and Chiba prefectures in Japan to establish no-grazing zones for cattle. Imports of grass may also be necessary as a follow-up to the establishment, stated an offici
JapanNoemi Fernandez, The American School in Japan

3/11: Disaster-prevention systems failed
May 5, 2011 - Systems that were supposed to predict the volume of radioactive materials to be released into the environment failed to respond during the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi powerplant on March 11, sources close to the issue stated on Monday.
JapanNoemi Fernandez, The American School in Japan

First openly gay politician elected in Tokyo
May 3, 2011 - Taiga Ishikawa became the first openly gay male politician to win a seat in Tokyo's Toshima Ward Assembly.
JapanYuta, American School in Japan

Radioactive Iodine found in 7 breast milk samples
May 3, 2011 - As of May 3rd, radioactive materials were detected in breast milk samples provided by mothers living in Fukushima Prefecture and surrounding areas, but the health ministry dismissed any health risks to infants.
JapanYuta, American School in Japan

Romance from the wreckage
May 3, 2011 - After the disaster in Sendai many couples have realized the importance of relationships. More couples and singles are looking to tie the knot. Sales related to weddings have risen.
JapanRyanne Konno, American School in Japan

Civil Servants in Japan Face 10% Salary Cut
May 3, 2011 - Japanese government personnel are facing a 10% deduction in their salaries, in order to help fund earthquake and tsunami relief. In total, about 2.2 billion yen per year is expected to be raised.
JapanAnna Riley, The American School in Japan

U.S. feared telling Pakistan aboutkilling Osama bin Laden
May 3, 2011 - Pakistani officials were kept intentionally out of the mission in the US operation to get Osama bin Laden as it feared they might alert the targets and risk the mission.
PeruTarek Bendeck, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Kyoto comedy adapted for tourists
May 1, 2011 - Starting in late July, tourists in Japan can go out and explore Kyoto comical theater with less stress on the language barrier. Yoshimoto Kogyo, a talent agency who manages most comics on Japanese television, is planning to open Japanese comedy shows.
JapanRyanne Konno, American School in Japan

Miki Ando wins the gold medal in figure skating
May 1, 2011 - Miki Ando brought smiles to the people of Japan, still recovering from March's earthquake and tsunami, as she won the gold medal at the World Championships in Moscow last Saturday. Ando also beat longtime rival, Olympic Champion Kim Yu Na of South Korea.
JapanKate Gibson, American School in Japan

Third night of turmoil in the Maldives
May 3, 2011 - For two days, police have used tear gas on the thousands of anti-government protesters in Male, the capital. A spokesman for the Maldive's People Party says protesters are manifesting their discontent with inflation, unemployment, and corruption.
BelgiumValentine Courouble, Washington International School

Afghan army opened fire on foreign troops
Apr 27, 2011 - An Afghan Army officer opened fire on foreign troops on Wednesday at 11 a.m. after an argument at the airport in the capital. The ministry said a number of people were killed in the incident at the airport in Kabul, but gave no specifics.
PeruTarek Bendeck, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Sathya Sai Baba's Followers Mourn
Apr 27, 2011 - Millions of devotees from around the world are rushing to Puttaparti, India to pay their final respects to Sathya Sai Baba, who passed away on April 24th.With his death, many are doubting Sai Baba's supposed magical powers.
JapanAnna Riley, The American School in Japan

New Hopes for the Asian 'Unicorn'
Apr 27, 2011 - A critically endangered species of antelope, the saola, has new hopes for surviving extinction. A Saola Natural Reserve in the Annamite mountains - between Vietnam and Laos - has now been established in efforts of preserving the estimated last few dozens.
JapanNoemi Fernandez, The American School in Japan

Sony hacked?
Apr 27, 2011 - Sony has announced that hackers have stolen the personal information of 77 million PlayStation Network users. The information includes their names, addresses and credit card numbers.
JapanYuta, American School in Japan

China planning a strict family policy
Apr 27, 2011 - Chinese President, Hu Jintao planned to maintain the family policy: urban couples can have one child; rural couples can have two. This is to prevent 400 million additional births to the population, which is over 1.3 million.
PeruSarah Alyssa, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Thai-Cambodian border clashes continue
Apr 27, 2011 - Fighting between Thailand and Cambodian forces continued in a disputed region where the two countries share a border. The disputed territory contains ancient temples, many of which have been hit by artillery fire. So far, 14 people have been killed.
United StatesCaleb Diamond, Washington International School

A Harvard law scholar has been elected to assume political powers now held by the Dalai Lama
Apr 27, 2011 - Dr. Lobsang Sangay has been elected the new Prime Minister of the Tibetan government in exile following the Dalai Lama's announcement that he wishes to step down as the current political leader.
United StatesNick Frazer, Washington International School

Japan in disaster relief budget difficulty
Apr 22, 2011 - The government has announced a 4 trillion yen disaster relief budget, which has yet to be approved. Unfortunately, Japanese officials estimate it will take around 25 trillion yen to completely rebuild the country.
United StatesBrian Lottermann, Washington International School

Cambodian and Thai troops clash at border
Apr 22, 2011 - Thai and Cambodian military forces clashed Friday in a firefight near Ta Muean Tom temple on the border in Pa Nom Dong Rak district of Thailand's Surin province. The fighting ended a two-month lull in fighting between the two countries.
United StatesNick Frazer, Washington International School

25 dead in US drone strike
Apr 22, 2011 - Four US missiles were fired today, hitting a house in Northern Waziristan, a region in north-eastern Pakistan. Waziristan is known as an Al-Qaeda hotspot, and Pakistani officials said that the house was full of militants.
United StatesCaleb Diamond, Washington International School

Victims from Fukushima Plant Denied Help
Apr 13, 2011 - Evacuation homes deny people who have been exposed to the radiation from the Fukushima plant. The victims can contaminate others, nevertheless they need help.
PeruSarah Alyssa, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

The sound of no music
Apr 8, 2011 - A trio of stars, made up of a giant star surrounded by two smaller red dwarf stars, has drawn the attention of astronomers everywhere because they don't make the rumbling, booming sound stars should normally make.
FranceEmilie Wilde, Washington International School

Japan works to detect and dispose of radiation
Apr 5, 2011 - Officials in the Japanese region of Fukushima have taken emergency action, measuring radiation levels in school playgrounds. Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant continue to release minimally contaminated water into the sea.
United StatesNicholas Proano, Washington International School

Waste in the Japanese Sea Won't Harm Marine Life
Apr 5, 2011 - The Japanese government reported on Tuesday that the radioactive waste was harmless to marine life. Although the fishermen can maintain their work, many people would not want to eat seafood from Fukushima.
PeruSarah Alyssa, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Indian Population Reaches 1.21 billion
Mar 31, 2011 - The 2011 census has revealed the India's population has grown to 1.21 billion people. Indians now make up 17% of the world population - still the second largest in the world, after China - although the growth rate of the population is declining somewhat.
United StatesPhilippe de Gaiffier, Washington International School

Pakistan Suicide Bomber Strikes at Political Rally
Mar 30, 2011 - On Wednesday a suicide bomber on a motorbike blew himself up in the Pakistani city of Islamabad during a political rally. Ten people died including two police officers and twenty-one people were injured.
PeruAustin Fransisco, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Iodine from Fukushima Plant Found in Primorye
Mar 30, 2011 - On March 30, officials reported that the iodine levels in Primorye had risen as an affect of the Fukushima plant in Japan. Traces of iodine have been found in Iceland, Canada, and states of the USA, but it is not harmful enough to danger human health.
PeruSarah Alyssa, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Japan Reactors Work Restarted
Mar 22, 2011 - Recently, power cables were attached to all of the reactors at the half-destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant. Power is back in one control center, and the engineers' job of restarting the cooling systems may get easier.
PeruChristopher Smith, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Radiation found in Japanese Sea Water
Mar 22, 2011 - On Tuesday, the Tokyo Electric Power Company confirmed that the iodine levels are 126.7 times higher than the governmental standards. Although it is confirmed harmless to human life, it is unclear if it is harmful to marine life.
PeruSarah Alyssa, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Japanese Nuclear Accident Rises to Level 5
Mar 22, 2011 - On Friday, Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency raises the level in the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan from four to five. The fire department and other groups are putting their lives on the line to solve this grave situation.
PeruSarah Alyssa, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Europe 

Berlusconi's fall brings rise to new government
Nov 18, 2011 - The 61st government in Italian history was made official on the 16th of November. The prime minister is Mario Monti, the rest of the government is comprised mainly of bankers, this has caused a lot of questioning on how successful it will be.
ItalyFrancesco Amorosino, Washington International School

Berlusconi Steps Down, Closing His 17 Year Chapter in Italian Politics
Nov 18, 2011 - With Italy being swept up into Europe's debt crisis, and almost all of Italy's capital spent, Berlusconi has resigned, leaving a crippled Italy behind. The end of his tenure, characterized by his defiance and fortitude, represents a jarring transition.
ItalyEugenio Prati, Washington International School

Neutrino experiment repeat at Cern finds same result
Nov 18, 2011 - The team that showed that neutrinos can travel faster than light repeated their experiment and disproved critics of the initial experiment who argued that the long bunches of neutrinos used could cause error.
PeruGonzalo Paz-Soldan, Washington International School

Merkel and Cameron meet to discuss euro debt crisis
Nov 18, 2011 - British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are holding talks in an effort to relieve the tensions building over the eurozone crisis. The goal of the talks is to attempt to stabilize the euro.
SwedenJacob Alex Ware, Washington International School

French maths teacher sets fire to herself
Nov 12, 2011 - Following an unproductive meeting with rowdy students a maths teacher in the south of France set fire to herself in an act of desperation. Fellow teachers tried to put the fire out but she died in the hospital after having been airlifted from the school.
ItalyIlaria Schlitz

Amanda Knox verdict as it happened
Oct 9, 2011 - Amanda Knox has been cleared of all charges and has returned to her hometown of Seattle from Italy. The jury's verdict on October 4 2011 has been the culmination of four riveting years of trials. However, the Italian authorities are back to "square one"
PeruGonzalo Paz-Soldan, Washington International School

E. coli outbreak in Germany
May 31, 2011 - On Tuesday German authorities said that an outbreak of the disease E. coli had broken out. So far 16 people have died and several hundreds are sick.
PeruAustin Fransisco, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

75 Bodies Recovered From Air France Flight
May 31, 2011 - 75 bodies from Air France's flight 447 were recovered from the Atlantic Ocean. The plane crashed two years ago.
PeruSergio Piaggio, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Air France jet crashed
May 27, 2011 - Pilots wrestled with the controls of an Air France airliner for more than four minutes before it fell into the Atlantic with its nose up, killing all 228 people on board, French investigators said Friday.
PeruTarek Bendeck, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

E. coli outbreak threatens women in Germany
May 27, 2011 - An outbreak of E. coli, thought to have been spread by contaminated salad, is affecting women, in particular, in Germany. The food poisoning outbreak is perhaps the cause of the death of three people and possibly the infection of about 350 more.
FranceEmilie Wilde, Washington International School

A suspect of the Bosnia genocide was arrested and sent to a Serbian jail
May 27, 2011 - Ratko Mladic was in hiding for fifteen years, after having presided over one of the world's worst massacres since World War II.
United StatesScott Braaten, Washington International School

IMF might reduce aid to Greece, Junker assures
May 27, 2011 - Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Junker predicts a path for the IMF aid plan to countries such as Greece. Junker said that after many years of receiving IMF aid, and not returning the loans, Greece may no longer receive the aid.
United StatesMaxime Usdin, Washington International School

Europe divided over nuclear power plant after Fukushima disaster
May 25, 2011 - European powerhouses reconsider the use of nuclear power plants after the radiation leaks in Fukushima.
JapanYuta, American School in Japan

Federer thrashes Tipsarevic
May 25, 2011 - Roger Federer crushed the French Maxime Texeria in a 6-3 6-2 6-0 in the tennis tournament Roland Garros. Now Federer will face the Serbian Janko Tipsarevic to achieve the fourth round.
PeruCarlos Aguirre, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

European Flights Canceled
May 24, 2011 - 500 flights in Europe were cancelled on Tuesday. The volcanic ash coming from Iceland is causing travelers to wait until Wednesday morning.
PeruSarah Alyssa, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

US and UK have a special relationship
May 25, 2011 - At a conference in London President Barack Obama said that the relationship between the US and UK was special and it was better than ever. Prime Minister David Cameron added that their relationship with the US was essential for security.
PeruDimitri, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

German Planes Take Off
May 25, 2011 - After the volcanic ash retreated on Wednesday, flights are taking off and landing in Germany. Travelers can safely board their flights after the 700 which were cancelled early Wednesday.
PeruSarah Alyssa, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Europe backs EU candidate for IMF
May 19, 2011 - Important voices from Europe think a European should become the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) after Dominique Strauss-Kahn resigns. President of Germany, Angela Merkel, said that a European is needed because of eurozone's many problems.
United Statessebastian bouroncle

Spain's high unemployment rate causes thousands to protest
May 19, 2011 - Thousands flocked to the streets in Madrid to protest Spain's 21% unemployment rate. Many people camped overnight on Tuesday, and the number of protesters has been overwhelming for the Madrid elections board, that has now banned future protests.
United StatesMaya Mallaby-Kay, Washington International School

IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn Resigns
May 19, 2011 - The French presidential candidate who was accused of sexual assault resigned today from his position as the IMF chief. Strauss-Kahn explained that he did this to protect the IMF and allow them to continue operating with any pressure.
United StatesMartin Guzman, Washington International School

2000 People Come Together to Protest Against the Government in Madrid, Spain
May 18, 2011 - The high number of unemployed in Spain, 21.3%, has made about 2,000 young people in Spain protest in La Plaza Del Sol, Madrid on May 17, 2011, by shouting out slogans against the government. Spain has the highest percentage of unemployment in the UE.
SpainJorge San Román, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Man Tries to Board Train with Pony
May 18, 2011 - A man in Wrexham, Wales tried to board a train with a pony. After the conductor refused him entry the man and the pony went to buy two tickets. The woman selling the tickets said only dogs and small animals could enter.
PeruMario Fernandez, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

People in Zurich, Switzerland, support assisted suicide
May 16, 2011 - Voters in Zurich rejected proposed bans on assisted suicide and suicide tourism (foreigners that come into the country for assisted suicide). About 85% of voters opposed the ban on assisted suicide and nearly 78% opposed outlawing suicide tourism.
United Statessebastian bouroncle

Data about mysterious Air France crash discovered
May 16, 2011 - Investigators recovered the contents of the flight data recorder & last two hours of cockpit conversation from an Air France flight that crashed in the Atlantic Ocean on June 1, 2009. Experts said it will take them several weeks to analyze the contents.
United StatesPhilippe de Gaiffier, Washington International School

Bomb Defused Near Dublin
May 17, 2011 - Irish soldiers defused a bomb near Dublin overnight ahead of a visit by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. The bomb was scheduled to detonate on Tuesday, Irish police and the military said.
PeruTarek Bendeck, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Queen Elizabeth II passes a royal milestone
May 12, 2011 - Queen Elizabeth II has been queen of England for 60 years, making her the second-longest reigning monarch (Queen Victoria holds the record for holding the throne for more than 63 years).
United StatesRachele Stein, Washington International School

Ex-guard at Nazi concentration camp sentenced to five years
May 12, 2011 - A German court found John Demjanjuk guilty of having been a guard at a Nazi concentration camp in 1943. Demjanjuk was convicted for having helped murder 28 000 Jews who were killed in the camp while he worked there in occupied Poland.
United StatesMaxime Usdin, Washington International School

The first solar powered international flight
May 13, 2011 - Pilot Andre Borschberg began his solar powered flight on Friday. The 370-mile route from Switzerland to Belgium will take 12 hours and be the first international solar powered flight.
PeruSarah Alyssa, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Giro d'Italia terror
May 10, 2011 - Wouter Weylandt, at 26 years old, died this Monday in the Giro d'Italia bicycling competition. Weylandt crashed and lost a lot of blood and never regained consciousness.
PeruCarlos Aguirre, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Greek Unions protest new wage cuts and rising unemployment
May 11, 2011 - An estimated 10,000 people from Greek unions participated in a march in Athens on May 10 to protest harsh new policies being put into effect that are raising unemployment and limit workers rights. As a result, the march caused 24-hour strikes for most peo
United StatesAllegra Moorehead, Washington International School

Ex-Soviet policeman jailed for taking part in the Medininkai massacre
May 11, 2011 - On July 31, 1991 during a firefight on the Russian-Lithuanian border, Soviet police, the Omon, killed six border guards. An ex-member of the Omon, Konstantin Mikhailov was recently sentenced to life in jail for having taken part in this massacre.
United StatesMaxime Usdin, Washington International School

Europe to help abused women recover
May 11, 2011 - The Council of Europe has decided to pass a treaty that legally binds those who signed to provide shelter, support, medical care and legal aid for women who have been abused. Thirteen countries signed the first such treaty in Istanbul on Wednesday.
ItalyLilli Wagstaff, Washington International School

Body retrieved from Air France plane crash
May 11, 2011 - Investigations into the Air France plane crash in 2009 continued as investigators found a body strapped into a seat in the wreck. The body appeared degraded, so the investigators are sending DNA samples to a laboratory to be analyzed more specifically.
United StatesClaire Sams, Washington International School

Longtime Nazi suspect goes on trial
May 11, 2011 - Sandor Kepiro, 97, went on trial Thursday in Hungary for the slaying of 36 Jews and Serbs in 1942. Kepiro has been on the run since the end of the war and is now pleading not guilty. This could ultimately be one of the last Holocaust-era trials.
BelgiumValentine Courouble, Washington International School

Syrian First Lady And Kids Refuge In England
May 11, 2011 - The wife of the Syrian Dictator Bashar al- assad may have fled to England with her three kids. Asma assad may be living in a safe place in or near London to avoid growing violence in Syria.
PeruFernando, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

German exports rise to highest levels since 1950
May 9, 2011 - Germany's imports and exports have reached an all-time high. Germany is the world's second-largest exporter after China, and analysts say that it is moving towards a golden age.
United StatesNicholas Proano, Washington International School

Gay Men Have Higher Cancer Rates
May 9, 2011 - Through specialist studies at a UK cancer research center they have found that homosexual men have higher chances of contracting cancer than heterosexual men. However, they still have not found a reason as to what causes the higher rate.
United StatesMartin Guzman, Washington International School

Five arrested near UK Nuke plant
May 3, 2011 - Only a couple of hours after the death of Osama Bin Laden hit the news, five British men were arrested under the anti-terrorism legislation near Sellafield nuclear facility in West Cumbria.
JapanYuta, American School in Japan

High suicidal rates in rich countries
Apr 27, 2011 - Surveys taken around the world have had some interesting results regarding the suicide rates. It seems that the wealthiest countries like Scandinavia, Denmark, Finland and others that have good economy; free health care and low crime have a high rate of s
PeruNicole Bernal, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Football game Of the Pitch
Apr 27, 2011 - Jose Mourinho, the coach of Real Madrid Football Club, made a statement after the Copa Del Rey final that Josep Guardiola, the coach of Barcelona Football Club, was a person who critices every decision made by the referee. Mourinho started to say this bec
PeruSergio Piaggio, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Nokia to cut 7,000 jobs
Apr 27, 2011 - Recently, Nokia said that 7,000 jobs will disappear because of a reorganization plan for smartphones, which will take effect in 2012. 4,000 worldwide jobs will be lost and 3,000 will be outsourced.
PeruChristopher Smith, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

France and Italy Seek Tighter Border Controls
Apr 26, 2011 - France and Italy call for changes in Schengen Treaty, that allows for free passing through countries in Western Europe. Analysts predict that this request was mainly to reduce political tension in both nations, and the EU will likely neglect the request.
NetherlandsZoe van den Brink, Washington International School

Pope Benedict XVI holds Q&A Session on Good Friday
Apr 22, 2011 - In Vatican City, The Pope held an unusual televised Q&A session where anyone was allows to submit any question they liked. This is the first time he has ever held such an event.
United StatesJonathanTravers, Washington International School

Real Madrid gets replica trophy
Apr 22, 2011 - On thursday at the celebratory bus ride, Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos dropped the King's cup. Even though the bus flattened the cup and the damages are irreparable, they are going to receive a replica.
United StatesMartin Guzman, Washington International School

British man to spend eight years in jail for drug fraud
Apr 8, 2011 - Peter Gillespie, 64, an Englishman involved with a £4.7 million scam of bringing counterfeit drugs from China to the UK has recently been convicted for trying to replace pharmaceutical drugs with fake ones that only contain a percentage of the dosage.
ItalyLilli Wagstaff, Washington International School

British universities charging more fees
Apr 8, 2011 - Originally, the government said that top fees would only be applied to a few courses. Now 2/3 surveyed say that they will charge top fees for some or all courses, almost three times the amount of the current charge. These raises will be effect by 2012.
United StatesAllegra Moorehead, Washington International School

Fears of radiation reaching eastern Russia (article in Russian)
Apr 8, 2011 - With the crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant, the Russian government is leading investigations to see if any of this radiation has reached eastern Russia, including the very nearby Kuril Islands. So far only tace amount have been deteced.
United StatesMaxime Usdin, Washington International School

Shooting In South London Leaves Two Severely Injured
Mar 30, 2011 - A gun attack in a food and wine store in Stockwell, South London leaves a 35 and a 5 year old in critical condition. Detectives suspect the gunman attacked them because of a mistaken identity.
PeruSergio Piaggio, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Berlusconi finally shows his face in court after multiple charges
Mar 29, 2011 - Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi showed up to court hearing for the first time since 2003. He has been charged with corruption and attended the first hearing in the case this week.
ItalyLilli Wagstaff, Washington International School

After 12 Days Young Girl Returns to Guatemala
Mar 23, 2011 - Recently a young Guatemalan girl named Emily has returned home with her grandfather after being detained for 12 days in an immigration office at Dulles International Airport, in Washington.
PeruCarlos Aguirre, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Queiroz's Ban Lifted
Mar 23, 2011 - Former Portugal soccer coach Carlos Queiroz had his six-month ban for disrupting the team's anti-doping tests before the 2010 FIFA World Cup successfully lifted. He was banned because he said distasteful things about the anti-doping officers mother.
PeruSergio Piaggio, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Bomb Panic in Edinburgh, Scotland
Mar 23, 2011 - Recently a strange packet identified as a bomb was found in Edinburgh Airport, Scotland. All passengers and staff were evacuated at 11:30 AM and the airport was reopened at 3:00 PM.
PeruCarlos Aguirre, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Knut The Polar Bear Dies
Mar 22, 2011 - Knut, the most famous polar bear in the world, died recently at the Berlin Zoo. His death has reopened the debate of humans relationship with wild animals.
PeruDiego Carriquiry, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Bomb Panic in Edinburgh
Mar 22, 2011 - Recently a strange packet identified as a bomb was found in Edinburgh Airport, Scotland. All passengers and staff were evacuated at 11:30 AM and the airport was reopened at 3:00 PM.
PeruCarlos Aguirre, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Africa 

Protests in Egypt, again?
Nov 18, 2011 - The protests in Egypt this time around are not anti-government. Instead, this time around, thousands are protesting the constitutional plan to shield the military from public scrutiny. The protests occurred after tensions between Muslim and Coptic Egyptia
United StatesYonathan Dawit, Washington International School

Angola's Eduardo Dos Santos offers help to Portugal
Nov 18, 2011 - The African nation's president has given indication that he might buy stakes in private companies in addition to the $107 billion bailout of Portugal by the IMF.
PeruGonzalo Paz-Soldan, Washington International School

Demonstration in Tahrir Square, Egypt, protests new constitution.
Nov 18, 2011 - Tens of thousands of Egyptians showed up in Tahrir Square on Friday to protest a new constitution which would guard the military against public oversight.
United StatesDoug Tusing, Washington International School

Niger Delta requires Shell to help clean up
Nov 18, 2011 - An estimated $1 billion US dollars is required from Shell in order to clean the Niger Delta oil spills.
BrazilSophia Vallada, Washington International School

Somali pirates kidnap disabled woman in Lamu archipelago
Oct 2, 2011 - In the early hours of Saturday morning a French woman was kidnapped from her home on the island of Manda. This comes just 3 weeks after the murder of David Tebbutt and the kidnapping of his wife Judith farther north in the archipelago.
ItalyIlaria Schlitz

Truck bomb kills 70 in Somalia
Oct 5, 2011 - On Tuesday, October 4, a truck loaded with explosives drove straight into a Somali government complex in the capital, Mogadishu. The bomb killed an estimated 70 people, injuring a further 150 in the process. Terrorist group Al-Shabaab, who has ties with
GermanyAnton Baker, Washington International School

75 dead in Kenya due to explosion
Sep 16, 2011 - A burst pipeline in the slums of Nairobi resulted in 75 deaths and 112 injuries. Many of the victims were collecting the leaking oil when a cigarette started the fire.
ItalyIlaria Schlitz

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Flies for the First Time
May 31, 2011 - May 4th over the Mojave Desert SpaceShipTwo was released into space, and then imitating a shuttlecock re-entered the atmosphere. A video of the flight is available at the link.
JapanTarrant Skorji, American School in Japan

Nepalese Maoists Want to Conquer Mount Everest
May 31, 2011 - Three years after they won the ballot battle in Nepal and opened their red flag over the Himalayan kingdom, Nepal's Maoists have now announced another plan: to conquer Mt Everest, the highest point in the world.
PeruTarek Bendeck, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Yemen jet bombs
May 27, 2011 - Yemeni air force combat jets bombed tribal forces opposed to embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh in May 27 of 2011.
PeruJuan Manuel de O, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Eight US soldiers killed in Afghanistan
May 27, 2011 - Eight US soldiers were killed in a bombing in southern Afghanistan on Thursday. The Pentagon said it was one of the worst single incidents in recent months.
PeruFernando, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Suspected Rwandan genocide leader found in DRC
May 27, 2011 - After being on the run for 17 years, Bernard Munyagishari was found and arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo yesterday. He is an accused militia leader in the Rwandan genocide in 1994, where a reported 800,000 Tutsis were killed in only 100 days.
United StatesAllegra Moorehead, Washington International School

Buried Pyramids Uncovered Using Infra-red Satellites
May 25, 2011 - An infra-red survey of Egypt conducted by Egyptologist Dr. Sarah Parcak reveals over 3,000 settlements, 1,000 tombs and 17 possible pyramids underground near San El Hagar.
JapanTarrant Skorji, American School in Japan

Smoking Banned in Public Places in New York
May 25, 2011 - Smoking has been banned in many outdoor public areas in New York, beaches, municipal parks and even Times Square.
PeruJuan Manuel de O, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

FIFA Investigates Candidate Bin Hammam
May 25, 2011 - FIFA has decided to investigate four officials, including Bin Hammam, after bribery claims from executive committee member Chuck Blazer. Bin Hammam is currently the Asian Football president and is a candidate for FIFA Presidency.
PeruNicolas Dawson Barragan, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

NATO Attacks On Gaddafi Continue
May 25, 2011 - NATO planes bombed Colonel Muamar Gaddafi compound in the Libyan capital Tripoli for the second night in a row. The Russian Prime minister said that bombing won't stop confrontations between both parties and will create more suffering between civilians.
PeruSergio Piaggio, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

The Icelandic volcano, Grimsvotn, erupts creating ash cloud
May 23, 2011 - As Grimsvotn continues to erupt its smoke cloud drifts towards England. A few airlines have started to cancel some of their flights. While it's not expected to be as bad as last year President Obama is being encouraged to change flight plans.
JapanTarrant Skorji, American School in Japan

Strike in Botswana closes hospitals
May 19, 2011 - Hospitals in Botswana are closing down due to the lack of doctors and nurses. They have gone on strike because the government gave them a 3% increase in their salaries when they were expecting a 12% increase.
FranceAnne-Sophie Guislain, Washington International School

Is Mullah Omar Dead or Alive?
May 24, 2011 - An Afghan television channel on Monday said Taliban leader Mullah Omar was killed in Pakistan, a claim promptly denied by the Taliban.
PeruTarek Bendeck, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Auction of Unabomber's personal items
May 18, 2011 - An online auction of the personal objects of Ted Kaczynski, aka the Unabomber, will run on Wednesday June 2. Among the 60 items going on the block are typewriters, checks, birth certificates, driver's licenses and more than 20,000 written documents.
PeruLucas Arnovitz, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Bus Stop Murders
May 18, 2011 - Gary Dobson, 35, and David Norris, 34, are accused of killing a black teenager at a bus stop in Eltham, south east of London, on 22 April 1993. A small team of Scotland Yard detectives continued to investigate the 18 year olds death.
PeruJuan Manuel de O, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Egyptian Named New Leader of Al-Qaeda
May 18, 2011 - Egyptian Saif al Adel has become the interim leader of the terrorist group Al-Qaeda, after Bin Laden's death. Some members of the group believe he won't sit well with Saudi and Yemeni members of the group.
PeruSergio Piaggio, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Endeavour Docks at the International Space Station
May 18, 2011 - The American shuttle arrived at the International Space Station and will stay there for no longer than two weeks. They are carrying out a one billion dollar physics experiment.
PeruDimitri, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

IMF Chief Put on Suicide Watch
May 18, 2011 - International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been placed on suicide watch in his New York City jail cell four days after his arrest for allegedly sexually assaulting a hotel maid.
PeruTarek Bendeck, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Protesting Horse on Top Chef
May 16, 2011 - After an episode of top chef Canada, in which contestants had to cook a dish with horse meat, protesters harassed the facebook page of the show.
United StatesAlex Wilde, Washington International School

Kenya's Olympic gold medalist dies after jumping from a balcony
May 16, 2011 - Kenyan Olympic gold medalist Samuel Wanjiru died after jumping from a balcony late Sunday. According to investigators Wanjiru jumped after being caught with another woman by his wife and being locked in a second story room by his wife.
United StatesMaya Mallaby-Kay, Washington International School

NATO misfires in Libya
May 12, 2011 - NATO conducted another wave of airstrikes on the Gaddafi compound in Libya, but their effectiveness is questionable. Gaddafi was, at the time, in Tripoli, which NATO also bombed, but they killed three innocent people near the Gaddafi Compound.
United StatesYonathan Dawit, Washington International School

Body retrieved from Air France plane crash
May 11, 2011 - Investigations into the Air France plane crash in 2009 continued as investigators found a body strapped into a seat in the wreck. The body appeared degraded, so the investigators are sending DNA samples to a laboratory to be analyzed more specifically.
United StatesClaire Sams, Washington International School

Greek police take action
May 11, 2011 - Recently Greek police fired tear gas into a crowd of protestors. About 2000 people took part in the demonstration where five were arrested.
PeruPedro Bentin, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Man Summits Everest for the 21st time
May 11, 2011 - Nepalese climber Apa Sherpa has reached the top of Mount Everest for his 21st time. Sherpa has made various expeditions to collect trash on Everest and measure the effects of climate change.
PeruNicolas Dawson Barragan, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Mubarak Jail Time Extended
May 10, 2011 - Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak wil remain detained for no less than fifteen days, says state media. Mubarak was detained along with his 2 sons because of the death of civilians who were protesting against them.
PeruNicolas Dawson Barragan, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

NATO Airstikes Affected Tripoli
May 10, 2011 - NATO airstrikes shook the capital of Libya, Tripoli, on Tuesday. At least three explosions echoed for about three to four hours, these airstrikes were aimed at Moammar Gadhafi.
PeruJuan Manuel de O, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Muslim-Christian violence in Cairo intensifies
May 9, 2011 - Secretarian conflicts lead to a violent conflict outside Cairo church- 12 were killed, over 232 were injured. Violence began when reports of a Christian woman who had converted to Islam was being held against her will.
United StatesCaroline Smutny, Washington International School

Rape victim from Libya flees to Tunisia
May 9, 2011 - Eman al-Obeidy crossed into Tunisia on Thursday with the help of a military officer. She said she had documentation as a refugee and that she did not face any challenges during the trip.
United StatesLuna van den Brink, Washington International School

Thirty-six people dead after boats capsize
May 9, 2011 - During a big storm at the east of Lome, Togo, a couple of boats were returning from a funeral on the other side of the lake. The boats were caught in strong winds and they capsized. Further investigation is going on, as the exact number of people on the b
United StatesLieve Jansen, Washington International School

Explosion causes concern but no casualties
May 4, 2011 - An explosion in Benghazi, Libya damaged two cars on Tuesday but no casualties have been reported. Some believe the explosion to be the work of Moammar Gadhafi.
United StatesMaya Mallaby-Kay, Washington International School

Osama Bin Laden's death stops "Kill Bin Laden" documentary.
May 3, 2011 - For some Bin Laden's death was not a good thing, director Kathryn Bigelow may have to start over with her documentary named Kill Bin Laden. Kathryn Bigalow has two options, to start over her project; or scrap it all.
PeruDimitri, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Death photo of bin Laden is false
May 4, 2011 - A picture of what was supposed to be Osama bin Laden's bloodied face, is fake. This image was posted in newspapers and websites around the world.
PeruNicolas Dawson Barragan, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Ninja guards London streets
Apr 27, 2011 - A masked man, dressed as a ninja warrior, guards the streets of Royal Tunbridge Wells in London. Residents of the area are happy that someone is guarding the streets, even if it is a man dressed as a ninja.
PeruFernando, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Petraeus is candidate to lead CIA
Apr 27, 2011 - General Patraeus, the US head of international forces in Afghanistan, is a candidate to take over Leon Panneta as head of the CIA. The post will be filled by this summer.
PeruDimitri, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Hole full of bodies found in Durango, Mexico
Apr 22, 2011 - Officials have found 30 bodies in a mass grave in the northern Mexican state of Durango. Forensic experts said they have to find new storage space for the bodies, since they already have found 145 bodies.
United StatesRebecca Clarke, Washington International School

Three dead and 21 missing after landslide in Philippines
Apr 22, 2011 - A landslide hit a remote village in Compostela Valley province on the southern island of Mindanao and damaged many houses and mining tunnels. Rescue teams have been sent to the village to try and find the 21 missing people.
United StatesLieve Jansen, Washington International School

Libya: Gaddafi's forces continue to pound rebels
Apr 22, 2011 - Admiral Mike Mullen said that the war in Libya is moving towards a stalemate. Gadaffi's forces have been attacking the city of Misrata. US drones will attempt to target pro-Gaddafi units in areas like this.
United StatesNicholas Proano, Washington International School

Freedom and Gunfire in Syria
Apr 22, 2011 - Over 30 deaths have been reported in the suburbs of Homs, Izraa, Harasta and Damascus in Syria. The deaths were caused after government police shot at protestors on Friday.
United StatesMaya Mallaby-Kay, Washington International School

Leaders around the world ask Gaddafi to step down.
Apr 15, 2011 - Barack Obama, David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy, among others, told NATO to maintain military pressure and to protect civilians. They say that Gaddafi remaining in power is betraying the people of Libya.
PeruDimitri, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Bad Driving is World Wide!
Apr 8, 2011 - Cyclist Ben Porter videotaped his commute to work to demonstrate the bad driving in London. As a result of his movie-making techniques he has raised money and an awareness of cycling tragedies.
United StatesRachele Stein, Washington International School

Spanish Police Arrested Romanian Murderer
Apr 5, 2011 - A Romanian who lived in Spain got arrested by strangling his wife, not only killed her but also had shown her body to his father via webcam. The 21 year-old man who killed his 19 year-old wife who was pregnant had constantly threatened his pregnant wife.
PeruNicolas Sousa, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Wayne Rooney is Fined for Swearing at a Camera
Apr 5, 2011 - Wayne Rooney, Manchester United's striker, was charged by the Football Association for using offensive language on TV. He swore at a sideline camera after scoring three goals in Saturday's match.
PeruDimitri, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Libyan Rebels Complain of deadly delays under NATO's command
Apr 5, 2011 - As rebel fighters made modest gains Monday in the oil town of Brega, a senior rebel leader criticized NATO for bureaucratic delays.
Perujulian Garcia-Miro, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Gbagbo seized by French soldiers
Apr 11, 2011 - President Laurent Gbagbo of Ivory Coast, refusing to step down, has been arrested by French soldiers and handed over to the rebel leaders. He is currently in the Golf Hotel in the city of Abidjan.
United StatesRebecca Clarke, Washington International School

32 People Dead In a UN Plane Crash
Apr 5, 2011 - 32 people died when a UN plane crashed in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday. There was only one survivor of the crash.
PeruFernando, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Ripples in Saturn's ring system are linked to comet crashes
Apr 1, 2011 - Scientists think that comets crashing into the rings caused the ripples in Saturn's ring system. The ripples resemble the undulations in corrugated metal.
PeruDimitri, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Acts of Violence leading up to Nigerian elections
Mar 31, 2011 - Seventy people have died due to the elections coming up in Nigeria. These elections will be the most expensive in Africa's history, so there is a lot of tension and disorder arising around them.
United StatesBrian Lottermann, Washington International School

Gbagbo surrounded in Abidjan by Ouattara forces
Mar 31, 2011 - Supporters of Alassane Ouattara, who defeated Laurent Gbagbo in last year's presidential election in Ivory Coast, surrounded Gbagbo in the streets of the city. There are still fierce clashes between the two groups.
United StatesLieve Jansen, Washington International School

NATO takes over air operations over Libya
Mar 31, 2011 - Air operations over Libya are no longer controlled by the United States, but are now led by NATO. Despite setbacks and ongoing airstrikes, Gahdaffi loyalists have reclaimed much of the territory that the rebels had captured.
United StatesJonathanTravers, Washington International School

Libyan foreign minister questioned on Lockerbie bombing of 1988
Mar 31, 2011 - The UK refuses to offer Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa defense after he surprisingly arrived in the UK. His arrival has led people to believe that he has abandoned Gaddafi.
United StatesRebecca Clarke, Washington International School

Gbagbo surrounded in Abidjan by Ouattara forces
Mar 31, 2011 - Supporters of Alassane Ouattara, who defeated Laurent Gbagbo in last year's presidential election in Ivory Coast, surrounded Gbagbo in the streets of the city. There are still fierce clashes between the two groups.
United StatesLieve Jansen, Washington International School

mar Patek, Suspect in 2002 Bali Bombing Arrested in Pakistan
Mar 30, 2011 - Umar Patek, a member of the group Jemaah Islamiah was arrested for the Bali bombing in 2002 that killed seven Americans. The US had offered one million dollars for his capture.
PeruDimitri, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Muralitharan Will Face England in the Cricket World Cup
Mar 23, 2011 - Trevor Bayliss, the Sri Lanka coach, believes Muttiah Muralitharan, a top spin bowler, is ready to face England in the quarterfinals in Colombo. Muralitharan recently announced his retirement and that this world cup will be his last international cricket
PeruDimitri, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Gaddafi's Forces Kills Dozens
Mar 23, 2011 - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces attacked two west Libyan towns killing dozens of people. Residents said that the death toll in the area reached 40.
PeruFernando, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Cameroon Bank Robbers Killed in Boat Chase
Mar 22, 2011 - In Cameroon on Friday eighteen bank robbers were shot and killed by security forces when they tried to get away in speedboats. Crimes like this have been increasing on the coasts off Nigeria and Cameroon.
PeruAustin Fransisco, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Oceania 

Dead whales stranded on New Zealand and Australia beaches
Nov 18, 2011 - The last remaining sperm whale was unable to seek survival from the mass strandings in New Zealand and Australia. 91 whales have died since last weekend.
NetherlandsZoe van den Brink, Washington International School

Christmas islands boat drowning
May 18, 2011 - 89 illegal immigrants traveling on an Indonesian boat to Australia were stranded when the boat lost power and crashed into rocks. At least 50 people were killed in the incident.
PeruNicole Bernal, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Storm Struck Philippines
May 10, 2011 - The tropical storm Aere blew away from northern Philippines on Tuesday leaving 22 dead. Even though the storm left many deaths it helped farmers in their harvest.
PeruFernando, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Woman Charged after freezing body
May 11, 2011 - Police arrested a 38-year-old woman for murder and with two counts of illegal drug importation. Allan Noor, the victim, was last seen on New Years Eve and later found dead in a freezer.
PeruNicole Bernal, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Samoa to jump forward by one day
May 9, 2011 - After 119 years of being on the east side of the international date line, the island of Samoa will switch back to the west side in order to facilitate commerce with Australia and New Zealand. At present, it is 21 hours behind the two countries.
United StatesPhilippe de Gaiffier, Washington International School

Woman charged with murder
Apr 27, 2011 - A woman has been charged with murder after fatally stabbing a man in Lismore, Australia. Police were called to a house east of Lismore at about 11am (AEST) on Wednesday with reports that a 43 year old man had suffered two stab wounds.
PeruMario Fernandez, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Families of miners still concerned
Apr 6, 2011 - The November 19 gas explosion in the New Zealand mine still concerns the families of the 29 men who had died. The commissioner, Stewart Bell, will make sure mining accidents will not happen.
PeruSarah Alyssa, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Midair Emergency as Pilots Fight Two Cockpit Fires
Mar 23, 2011 - Passengers on a Qantas flight were terrified after they smelt fire coming out of the cockpit. The pilots announced that there was an electrical problem that could have started a fire, shortly after they used fire extinguishers to put out the fire.
PeruMario Fernandez, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Middle East & North Africa 

Plan to kill President Of Afghanistan put to stop
Oct 5, 2011 - On Wednesday, Afghan security officials announced they had stopped the plan on the assassination of President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan.
NetherlandsZoe van den Brink, Washington International School

US ambassador, Susan Rice: Palestinian UN bid 'will isolate Israel'
Sep 16, 2011 - Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas has announced that Palestine will be applying for full membership of the United Nations
United StatesSikander Khare

Documents shed light on CIA, Gadhafi spy ties
PeruLeandro Vargas-Llosa, Washington International School

Yemen uses airforces to step down
May 27, 2011 - Forces loyal to Yemen's president Ali Abdullah Saleh have used helicopters and MiG fighter jets to attack bases of a rival tribal group. Members of the Hashid tribe have joined the anti-government protesters in calling for Saleh to step down.
Perujulian Garcia-Miro, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Palestinians celebrate the opening of Rafah Crossing
May 27, 2011 - Ex-President of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, had always supported the blockade of Gaza, the Palestinian territory that shares borders with Egypt. Now, the Rafah Crossing is open from 9 AM to 9 PM, allowing most Palestinians to cross every day besides Friday
United StatesCamila Salvador, Washington International School

Taliban attack district in eastern Afghanistan
May 25, 2011 - On Wednesday insurgents allied with the Taliban attacked the Nuristan region of Afghanistan and set up a blockade by the provincial capital of Parun. Fighting is continuing in the district but the insurgents have stronger weapons than the security forces
PeruAustin Fransisco, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Afghan protest over NATO attack leads to violence
May 19, 2011 - After a NATO attack this past Tuesday, protesters gathered near a German provincial reconstruction team office building in the North of Kabul. The protests ended with violence from the protesters and the police. Twelve were left dead and 83 wounded.
United StatesGenevieve Fleming-Hollinger, Washington International School

Iraq considers passing an anti-smoking ban
May 19, 2011 - Iraqi officials are leaning towards passing a law that will make smoking in most public spaces illegal. This has raised some questions about why the Iraqi government is paying attention to smokers when they have far greater issues to handle.
United StatesBrian Lottermann, Washington International School

American arrested for antiquity smuggling in Israel
May 19, 2011 - A retired American university lecturer was arrested this week on the suspicion of selling artifacts to the US illegally. He is accused of selling ancient coins and 1,500-year-old clay lamps.
United StatesJonathanTravers, Washington International School

Obama to highlight goals for Arab Spring
May 19, 2011 - Thursday, President Barack Obama will pledge US economic aid to Egypt and Tunisia in a speech outlining his vision for the Middle East and North Africa.
United StatesNicholas Proano, Washington International School

29 killed in terrorist attack in Iraq
May 19, 2011 - 29 people were killed in a bomb attack in Kirkuk, an Iraqi city in the north of the country. The attackers used car bombs and sticky bombs, and their attacks were close to government buildings. No terrorist organization has taken responsibility.
United StatesCaleb Diamond, Washington International School

11 Killed During Anti-NATO Protests
May 18, 2011 - Recently, 11 people were killed at Anti- NATO protests in Afghanistan. The protestors claimed that NATO killed four people on an overnight raid.
PeruCarolina Ferreyros, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Mothers charged with daughters killings
May 16, 2011 - Two daughters killed by Muslim mothers after eloping with Hindu men. After eloping, the daughters came back to make peace but were strangled by their mothers. The police isn�t sure yet if the two women assisted each other during the murder.
United StatesLieve Jansen, Washington International School

Justice Sought for Libyan Dictator
May 16, 2011 - Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the International Criminal Court�s chief prosecutor, requested arrest warrants for Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, his intelligence chief, Abdullah Senussi, and one of Gaddafi�s eldest sons Monday.
United StatesNick Frazer, Washington International School

Beware of "Lone Wolves"
May 11, 2011 - Now that Osama Bin Laden has been killed, there is a new terrorist group that worries American security forces. They are not a part of Al-Qaeda, yet have similar ideology. They are not easily tracked down by the FBI and DHS.
United StatesNora van Trotsenburg, Washington International School

Formerly attention-seeking Ahmadinejad is nowhere to be found.
May 11, 2011 - The President of Iran cancelled visits, ditched cabinet meetings, and didn't show up at his office over the past couple of days. No excuse was provided.
United StatesWill May, Washington International School

three dead on Yemen because of shot approval
May 11, 2011 - Today, three people were killed and four wounded when Yemeni forces shot live ammunitions at protesters in the city of Taiz. The protestors were giving president Ali Abdullah Saleh one more week to step down before they started attaking.
Perujulian Garcia-Miro, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Iran's First Nuclear Plant Opens
May 10, 2011 - Iran's first nuclear power station operates at a low level, said the Russians that built it. The plant was activated on Sunday on the "minimum controllable level of power."
PeruDimitri, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Will Iranian President Resign?
May 9, 2011 - Months ago, it was suspected that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, would resign due to tension between Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and himself. The situation came to a breaking point on Friday after Ahmadinejad received an ultimatum.
United StatesJonathanTravers, Washington International School

Al-Qaeda leader killed in Iraq
May 9, 2011 - Abu Huzaifa Al Batawi, the most senior member of al-Qaeda in Iraq was shot dead on Sunday as he, along with other detainees, attempted to overpower their prison guards inside a Baghdad jail. The incident also claimed numerous police and prisoner lives.
United StatesNick Frazer, Washington International School

Yemeni government forces attack protestors
May 9, 2011 - Yemeni security forces fired on protestors in the city of Taiz, killing one. The protestors were a mixture of anti-government protestors and teachers who wanted higher pay.
United StatesCaleb Diamond, Washington International School

White House reveals further insight into terrorist leader's death
May 4, 2011 - The official statement this Tuesday detailing Osama bin Laden's shadowy death revealed that bin Laden was unarmed when he was shot dead by US commandos.
United StatesNick Frazer, Washington International School

US explains why plans weren't revealed
May 3, 2011 - The United States has recently explained why they did not share the capture plans with Pakistan. CIA director Leon Panetta explained that telling plans could lead to leaked key information.
PeruCarolina Ferreyros, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Behind the Finding of Osama's Compound
May 3, 2011 - The finding of Osama Bin Laden's compound and the man himself took place at least eight months ago when the CIA tailed a suspected Bin Lad currier to the compound. The compound is located in a small wealthy town 35 miles from Pakistan''s capital.
PeruChristopher Smith, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Al Qaeda after Bin Laden
May 3, 2011 - The recent death of Osama Bin Laden, the leader of the terrorist group Al Qaeda has made a critical blow against Al Qaeda. In the short term, there will probably be more attacks but longer term Al Qaeda will start to crumble.
PeruAustin Fransisco, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

During Bin Laden raid, Obama had access to live video
May 3, 2011 - From a secure room in Washington, the President received video of the raid. John Brennan, the counterterrorism chief of the U.S., also said that they received real time updates as the raid was carried out.
United StatesWill May, Washington International School

The other side of him
May 3, 2011 - Although many people in the world think Osama Bin Laden is the worst terrorist alive, for some people in the Arab world he is a hero. This may happen because he helps destroy the U.S. businesses that the Arabs and some south Asians are so jealous of.
PeruCarlos Aguirre, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

US fears revealed
May 3, 2011 - The US did not inform Pakistan that they went inside their country to capture and kill Osama bin Laden (al Qaeda leader). The White House stated, after Osama bin Laden was killed, that he had resisted arrest but that he wasn't armed.
PeruLucas Arnovitz, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Elite navy seal kills Bin Laden
May 3, 2011 - After many years of planning the mission to kill Osama Bin Laden 25 U.S Navy Seals took 40 minutes to kill him. U.S chose Seal team six (ST6) to execute the mission because they are the elite team of U.S Seals who are a special team of 2,500 people in tot
PeruSergio Piaggio, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Egyptian natural gas line explodes
Apr 27, 2011 - On Wednesday morning a gas line carrying natural gas from Egypt to Israel and Jordan exploded. No one was injured but the natural gas in the pipe will only last a few more days and Israel and Jordan electric companies will have to find a solution.
PeruAustin Fransisco, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Syria: 6 dead from sniper fire in Daraa as violent regression of protesters continues
Apr 27, 2011 - On Wednesday, there was gunfire in the Syrian city of Daraa and snipers held positions on rooftops. According to a witness, five people were killed from a sniper fire on Tuesday, including a six-year-old girl.
United StatesNicholas Proano, Washington International School

Natural gas pipeline in Egypt explodes
Apr 27, 2011 - This past week a pipeline carrying natural gas from Egypt to Israel and Jordan exploded. Officials say that they have to determine a solution quickly as the pipeline will only last for a couple more days.
United StatesGenevieve Fleming-Hollinger, Washington International School

NATO troops killed by Afghan pilot
Apr 27, 2011 - After a fierce argument, 8 Nato troops were killed by an air force pilot at the Kabul airport. People don't know how the shooting started, but the incident is the deadliest of a number of recent attacks on foreigners by Afghan security personnel.
United StatesLieve Jansen, Washington International School

Rights group: More than 400 killed in Syria
Apr 26, 2011 - Death toll continues to rise in Syria as the government cracks down on protesters seeking reform. A human rights group claimed more than 400 were killed over the past few weeks. The U.N. Security Council is expected to take action in the days to come.
ItalyEugenio Prati, Washington International School

Largest pro-president rally held in Yemen
Apr 22, 2011 - Thousands rallied in support of Yemen's president, after he welcomed, but did not commit to, the Gulf Arab plan for a transition of power. It would have him quit after signing, and the protesters called on Saleh to remain in power until his term ends.
United StatesPhilippe de Gaiffier, Washington International School

Italian activist and journalist killed in Gaza
Apr 15, 2011 - On Thursday Italian activist and journalist Vittorio Arrigoni, was found dead in Gaza, the police are still investigating his murder. This happened after he was kidnapped by a Palestinian group who demanded that one of their leaders was released or else
PeruAustin Fransisco, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Thousands of Syrian women protest
Apr 13, 2011 - After dozens of people were arrested for protesting, thousands of women protested to demand their release. Regime agents opened fired, killing four people and injuring 17.
PeruNicole Bernal, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Suicide bomber attack in Eastern Afghanistan
Apr 13, 2011 - On Wednesday, a suicide bomber attacked a meeting of tribal leaders in the Kunar province of Afghanistan. Among the ten people dead was the elder of the Kunar region Malik Zarin who was a close ally of Afghan president Hamid Karzai.
PeruAustin Fransisco, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Pools of blood in Syria
Apr 8, 2011 - In the southern Syrian city of Deraa, 23 protestors were killed during anti-government rallies. The protests are directed towards the 11 year rule of President Bashar al-Assad, who has offered to consider reforms, but activists are not satisfied.
United StatesYasmine Kyriakos-Saad, Washington International School

TV Head, Activist Shot Dead
Apr 8, 2011 - Taha Hameed, the head of a television station and human rights activist, was shot dead in Baghdad on Friday by gunmen who attacked the car. He was killed immediately when the gunmen attacked the car, it was not clear if he was a target.
PeruMario Fernandez, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

India Bans Food From Japan
Apr 5, 2011 - India has banned all food imported from Japan because of nuclear contamination. India is the first country to do so.
PeruCarolina Ferreyros, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Protests in Yemen get worse
Apr 5, 2011 - Three people died and 15 were injured in a protest to overthrow Saana dictator in Yemen. People are calling him to step out of power.
PeruCarlos Aguirre, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Suicide bomber hits Fazlur Rehman's convoy in Pakistan
Mar 31, 2011 - Maulana Rehman, a famous politician of Pakistan, was targeted for the second time when a suicide bomber hit his convoy near Charsadda. Taliban militants were suspected of being responsible for the blast.
United StatesNicholas Proano, Washington International School

Bahrain cracks down on protestors
Mar 31, 2011 - Bahrain has stepped up its opposition against pro-democracy protesters. More than 300 people have been arrested and more than twelve are missing. This comes after the country's Sunni rulers have declared martial law to deal with the Shia protesters.
United StatesCaleb Diamond, Washington International School

Air strike kills civilians in Libya
Apr 1, 2011 - On Friday an air strike was launched on a military convoy. The air strike killed seven people and injured twenty-five people.
PeruAustin Fransisco, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Egypt Predicts Parliamentary Elections in September
Mar 29, 2011 - Egyptians will be able to elect new members of parliament in September and possibly vote a new president into power shortly thereafter. Egypt has been trying to reconstruct its government since ex-President Hosini Mubarak was ousted in February.
BelgiumValentine Courouble, Washington International School

Gaza Militants Strike Cities in Israel.
Mar 23, 2011 - On Wednesday Gaza militants struck Beersheba and Ashdod, Israel with rockets. Only one man was injured but there has been growing tension between Israel and Gaza.
PeruAustin Fransisco, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Six Killed at Omari Mosque in Syria
Mar 23, 2011 - Hundreds gathered on Wednesday to prevent troops from bursting into Omari Mosque in Syria. Six people were killed, officials stated that there were weapons inside of the Mosque.
PeruSarah Alyssa, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Six Killed at Omari Mosque in Syria
Mar 23, 2011 - Hundreds gathered on Wednesday to prevent troops from bursting into Omari Mosque in Syria. Six people were killed; officials stated that there were weapons inside of the Mosque.
PeruSarah Alyssa, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Former President of Israel Sentenced for Sex Offences
Mar 22, 2011 - Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav arrives at court for rape and other sex offences. The rape victim told the court that she had fist been sexually aggressed at the tourism ministry office, and later at a hotel in Jerusalem.
PeruNicolas Sousa, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Journalists in Libya to Be Released
Mar 22, 2011 - Four New York Times journalists missing in Libya were captured by pro-government forces will be released. The Times cited an interview with the younger Gadhafi in which he said Lynsey Addario will be freed.
PeruMario Fernandez, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Three Stabbed, Two Seriously Injured, One Dead
Mar 22, 2011 - Last Friday a 34 year old resident of Holon, Israel was stabbed to death. He was not the only one stabbed; another employee was stabbed but did not die. Earlier that same day a woman was found seriously injured in her car in a parking lot.
PeruCarolina Ferreyros, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

South America 

Peruvian President-elect, Ollanta Humala, says he will strengthen relationships
Jun 8, 2011 - Peruvian president-elect Ollanta Humala says he wants to strengthen relations with South American neighbors and the US. After beating his opponent, Keiko Fujimori, the Peruvian stock market fell.
SpainJorge San Román, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Parents' Devastation
May 27, 2011 - On Thursday, parents lost two sons to a ferocious storm that swept through Oklahoma. The three year old's body was found in a lake and two days earlier, his 15-month-old brother's body was found too.
United StatesYasmine Kyriakos-Saad, Washington International School

Air France flight 'plunged suddenly'
May 27, 2011 - Investigators concluded that the Air France jet that crashed into the Atlantic in 2009 en route from Rio to Paris stalled suddenly and fell into the sea. The crew of flight AF 447 reportedly struggled with inconsistent speeds moments before their deaths.
SwedenJacob Alex Ware, Washington International School

Plane crash in Argentina leaves no survivors
May 19, 2011 - A passenger plane carrying 22 people crashed near the Argentine province of Rio Negro late on Wednesday. The cause of the crash is being investigated, but there are theories that indicate that a mid-air explosion was to blame.
United StatesNick Frazer, Washington International School

Killing Protection of the Amazon
May 24, 2011 - Jose Claudio Ribeiro da Silva, a leading defender of the Amazon Rainforest that was shot dead. Da Silva and his wife were killed on Tuesday by illegal loggers.
PeruCarlos Aguirre, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Hunt For Murderers at Guatemala
May 18, 2011 - Guatemalan forces were sent to hunt killers after the massacre at a farm. 27 people were killed, some bodies were returned to their family, but 18 could not be identified. Guatemalan officers think that the massacre was caused by Mexico's Zetas drug cart
PeruNicolas Sousa, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Blackout and electricity rationing in Venezuela
May 12, 2011 - After a blackout earlier this week, the Venezuela government has begun to ration electricity. The blackout was caused by failures in transmission lines. Electricity will be shut off three hours a day in hopes of stabilising the distribution system.
BelgiumValentine Courouble, Washington International School

White House holds off on releasing Osama bin Laden Photos
May 3, 2011 - The White House on Tuesday continued to refuse to make public the photos of a dead Osama bin Laden. Therefore, there are still some people that believe he is alive.
PeruJuan Manuel de O, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Peruvian moral up
Apr 27, 2011 - The Peruvian national anthem will get rewritten to reflect the country's recent economical growth. The anthem is meant to promote morale.
PeruCarlos Aguirre, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Police investigate human cannonball death
Apr 27, 2011 - Police in England have launched an investigation into the death of a 23 year old man who was killed in a human cannonball in a show in the southeast of London.
PeruJuan Manuel de O, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Ashes spew from volcano in Ecuador
Apr 27, 2011 - Tuesday, ashes from Tunguruhua, which means "throat of fire" in Quechua, rose more than 7 km (4 miles) into the air. All schools are closed and residents near the volcano have evacuated the area.
United StatesLuna van den Brink, Washington International School

12 in Brazil perish in floods/landslides
Apr 26, 2011 - Torrential rain in Brazil caused floods and landslides that buried twelve Brazilians, including three children. At-risk areas are currently being evacuated by rescue workers.
United StatesDoug Tusing, Washington International School

Gadaffi refuses to step down
Apr 13, 2011 - The international contact group of Libya, called Gaddafi to step down. This would allow Libyan civilians to determine their future.
PeruJuan Manuel de O, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Protesters Killed in Syria City of Daraa
Apr 8, 2011 - Syrian security forces killed 10 protesters in the southern city of Daraa. They were protesting the government of Bashar al-Assad.
PeruJuan Manuel de O, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Parts of the Air France Airbus A330-200 are finally found
Apr 5, 2011 - After nearly two years searching for the wrecked plane, searchers found pieces of the plane located in the Atlantic Ocean about 4000 meters from the surface.
PeruNicole Bernal, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Policemen Shot Dead near Damascus
Apr 5, 2011 - Two officers on patrol attacked near suburb. Eight protesters were killed last week.
PeruJuan Manuel de O, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Laurent Gbabo Negotiating Surrender
Apr 5, 2011 - Three generals in the Ivory Coast are negotiating terms for the surrender of Laurent Gbabo. Gbabo has refused to accept defeat in last year's presidential elections.
PeruJuan Manuel de O, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Suspect charge in Moscow bombing
Mar 30, 2011 - Investigators say Chechen warlord Doku Umarov was the mastermind behind Tuesday's airport bombing in Moscow.
PeruJuan Manuel de O, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Central America & Caribbean 

X-rays detect 513 Illegal immigrants in 2 tractor-trailers.
May 25, 2011 - Mexican Authorities found more than 500 illegal immigrants from Central America and Asia in 2 tractor-trailers heading to USA.
JapanYuta, American School in Japan

99.7% of Android devices vulnerable to data leak?
May 25, 2011 - Weakness with an Android security feature called ClientLogin in older versions of Android OS leaves 99.7% of all Android devices vulnerable to leaking data on an unsecured WiFi network.
JapanYuta, American School in Japan

27 bodies found at a farm in northern Guatemala
May 16, 2011 - Two women and 25 men were found dead at a Guatemalan farm in Peten. Most of the bodies were decapitated. Police and army are investigating the cause, which could possibly be drug-related violence.
United StatesGenevieve Fleming-Hollinger, Washington International School

Armed robbery suspect arrested decades after crime was committed
May 11, 2011 - The FBI, in Cayey, Puerto Rico, arrested 65-year-old Norberto Gonzalez-Claudio on Tuesday for a $7 million armed robbery of a Wells Fargo depot in Connecticut. The accused was arrested twenty-eight years after the crime was committed.
FranceEmilie Wilde, Washington International School

Marijuana Suspects Shot
May 10, 2011 - 12 drug gang suspects and one member of the Mexican Navy were shot and killed on Sunday in Falconer Island. They were suspected to be hiding marijuana in the island.
PeruSarah Alyssa, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Cuban dissident dies after beating
May 9, 2011 - Juan Wilfredo Soto, a dissident, died after midnight in Santa Clara, Cuba. He died from pancreatitis, yet some fellow activists blame the police for his death as he was beaten just three days before.
United StatesGenevieve Fleming-Hollinger, Washington International School

Guatemalan police arrest member of Sinaloa drug cartel
Apr 27, 2011 - Walder Lozana, a very important person in the Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel has been arrested by the Guatemalan police on 27 April 2011. He is accused of working with the Sinaloa gang to smuggle cocaine from Colombia into the US.
SpainJorge San Román, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Explosion in Mexican mine affects 14
May 4, 2011 - A blast in one of the mines in Northern Mexico occurred early Tuesday morning trapping 14 people. Rescuers were unable to enter the mine due to dangerous chemicals released during the explosion. So far five bodies have been recovered.
United StatesGenevieve Fleming-Hollinger, Washington International School

New dinosaur discovered
Apr 13, 2011 - A new dinosaur was discovered recently in Ghost Ranch, New Mexico. The Daemonosaurus chauliodus, or buck toothed evil lizard lived 205 million years ago and most likely went extinct about 200 million years ago due to volcanic activity caused by separation
United StatesElisa Wiseman, Washington International School

Polar Regions 

A Red Dwarf Star gives hints of a Planet that could contain Life
May 18, 2011 - A red dwarf star 20 light-years away is indicating that it may host the first habitable planet. Studies of this planet, which is being called Gliese 581d, suggest that its atmosphere may keep everything warm enough for water and life to exist.
PeruChristopher Smith, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Ozone hole affecting weather in tropical zones
Apr 27, 2011 - A new study done by Columbia University, said that the hole in the ozone layer that is located over Antarctica, affects weather in the Southern Hemisphere. This hole in the ozone increases tropical circulation in the polar region.
PeruDiego Carriquiry, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Scientists head to Arctic Circle to do global warming research
Apr 5, 2011 - This research will be done to study the changes the Arctic Ocean has been going through due to global warming. The group will have to deal with extreme temperatures below zero, storms and the threat of polar bears.
PeruDiego Carriquiry, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Uncategorized 

Zsa Zsa Gabor to be Mother at 94
Apr 15, 2011 - Gabor's husband says she will be mother again by an egg donor, artificial insemination and a surrogate mother.
PeruNicolas Dawson Barragan, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Suicide attack at Indonesia
Apr 15, 2011 - A suicide bomber attacked a mosque in a police station at the city of Cirebon. The only death was the attacker's, even though many others were injured.
PeruNicolas Sousa, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Shocking animal cruelty scene, pit bull stabbed 11 times
Apr 15, 2011 - Police found another case of animal cruelty when they discovered a pit bull terrier tied up and stabbed 11 times. The police haven't found the criminal and are hoping to get more information.
PeruNicole Bernal, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Fukushima plant operator expected to pay families affected
Apr 15, 2011 - Recently, the Government of Japan has ordered the operator of the Fukushima Nuclear Plant to pay the affected families of the 9.0 earthquake that occurred last month. This compensation is expected to be 1 million yen ($12,000, 7,331 Euros) per family.
PeruChristopher Smith, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Suicide bombing kills 10 in Afghanistan
Apr 15, 2011 - A suicide attack struck through a gathering of tribal elders in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday killing 10 people. This happened in Kunar, one of Afghanistan's most peaceful provinces.
PeruFernando, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Questions surround Marine's suicide
Apr 15, 2011 - Clay Hunt, an American marine, who has seen action in Iraq and Afghanistan has taken his own life. So far, there are no clues as to why.
Perujulian Garcia-Miro, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Yemen's Saleh Calls for Talks
Apr 15, 2011 - Yemen's President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, has called on the opposition for joint talks. Meanwhile, thousands of pro- and anti-government demonstrators are holding rival rallies in Yemen.
PeruJuan Manuel de O, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Suicide bomber attacks mosque in Indonesia
Apr 15, 2011 - On Friday, April 15, a suicide bomber attacked a mosque in Indonesia. Even though houses of worship are commonly targeted in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq, this was a first for Indonesia.
PeruCarolina Ferreyros, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Real Madrid and Barcelona to play four times in the next two weeks
Apr 15, 2011 - One of the world's greatest rivalries in soccer, Real Madrid and Barcelona, are going to play the first match of the four derbies on Saturday the 16th. This will be followed by The Copa Del Rey Final and the two legs of the UEFA Champions League semifinal
PeruSergio Piaggio, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Oldest living man passes away
Apr 15, 2011 - Walter Breuning, the world's oldest man died yesterday at the age of 114. Breuning died of natural causes in a Montana hospital, LA.
PeruCarlos Aguirre, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Activist found dead in Gaza
Apr 15, 2011 - Vittorio Arrigoni, an Italian, was taken on Thursday by a radical group that has ties with Hamas and is seeking the release of its leader. Police said that he was found hung in Gaza City house, two people have been arrested.
PeruMario Fernandez, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Arsenal FC to Be Bought By American
Apr 13, 2011 - English Premier League's Arsenal FC is to be bought by American billionaire Stan Kroenke. Kroenke has been negotiating to get a major stock of the club, which he previously held a share. The complete takeover is expected to be around £1 billion.
PeruNicolas Dawson Barragan, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Rooney In Trouble Again
Apr 13, 2011 - Yesterday, Wayne Rooney, the striker of Manchester United swore at the camera during a match. According to Rooney, he was just emotional because of his goal.
Perujulian Garcia-Miro, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

US drone attack kills six in Pakistan
Apr 13, 2011 - US drone aircraft fired four missiles in Pakistan's South Waziristan tribal region on Wednesday, killing six people. This happened days after the head of the country's intelligence agency asked for a stop to the attacks.
PeruFernando, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Police in Mexico have suspects of massacre in custody
Apr 13, 2011 - The forensic police said that 116 people were killed in Tamaulipas because of criminal action and drug dealing. Seventeen people connected to the Los Zetas Cartel have been captured and accused.
SpainJorge San Román, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Facebook suit settled
Apr 13, 2011 - Tyler and Cameron Winkelvoss have accepted their 65 million dollar deal from Facebook and have moved on. They claimed that Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, had stolen their idea for a social networking site.
PeruDiego Carriquiry, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Mubarak and sons detained for corruption
Apr 13, 2011 - Egypt's prosecutor general ordered the detention of former president Mubarak and two of his sons with proof that they stole funds from the government these past years. Mubarak was reported in an unstable condition since he had a heart attack.
PeruDimitri, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Suspects in Belarus blast confess
Apr 13, 2011 - The president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, has confirmed that the two suspects in custody for the bomb attack in the Minsk metro have confessed. The attack caused the death of 12 people and left 200 injured.
PeruSergio Piaggio, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Air France jet clips tail of commuter plane at JFK airport
Apr 13, 2011 - Luckily no one was injured when an Air France Airbus clipped the tail of a commuter plane at JFK airport in New York. The commuter was taxiing to its gate when the airbus struck its left horizontal stabilizer. Further investigations are being held.
United StatesNora van Trotsenburg, Washington International School

Are mallard ducks with more colorful bills also colorful lovers?
Apr 13, 2011 - Researchers believe that ducks can determine a mates sexual health through the color of their beaks. Ducks that have more colorful beaks carry a powerful antibacterial sperm that has the ability to kill bacteria that destroy sperm, such as E. Coli.
FranceEmilie Wilde, Washington International School

Protest over burqa ban arises, many arrested
Apr 13, 2011 - On Sunday, April 10, Islamic extremists protested in the streets of Paris over the ban on wearing burqas and niqabs. Many were arrested because it was not a police-approved protest. This new law has sparked unrest over religious freedom.
United StatesClaire Sams, Washington International School

American detained in North Korea
Apr 13, 2011 - A Korean-American business man was detained yesterday for unknown reasons. Some unnamed officials claimed that he had a visa to get into North Korea. At the moment, the Swedish embassy is helping the U.S get the businessman out of detainment.
United StatesScott Braaten, Washington International School

Jesus' crucifixion nails surface in Israel just in time for Easter
Apr 13, 2011 - Although he is not certain, Israeli filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici claims to have found the nails used for Jesus' crucifixion. Further research must be conducted to determine the legitimacy of these claims.
United StatesCasey Parks, Washington International School

Ouattara: for the better or worst of Ivory Coast?
Apr 13, 2011 - After four months of turmoil, ex-President Laurent Gbagbo has been captured by UN and French troops and Alassane Ouattara becomes the official president of Ivory Coast. Ouattara, who has been viewed as hardworking and honest, is now facing tough decisions
BelgiumValentine Courouble, Washington International School

Deadly shooting in Brazilian school creates need for revised gun laws
Apr 13, 2011 - The gunman was a former student of the school in which he killed 12 young students. The shooting sparked an outrage in the public as they mourned for the children. Legislators in Brazil result are passing a bill to allow a vote to ban the sale of guns.
United StatesYonathan Dawit, Washington International School

Deadly shooting in Brazilian school creates need for revised gun laws
Apr 13, 2011 - The gunman was a former student of the school in which he killed 12 young students. The shooting sparked an outrage the public as they mourned for the children. Legislators in Brazil result are passing a bill to allow a vote to ban the sale of guns.
United StatesYonathan Dawit, Washington International School

Child labor in African cocoa fields
Apr 13, 2011 - The International Labour Organization believes that about 52 to 72 million African children work in agriculture. The new documentary, The Dark Side of Chocolate, explores child labor in cocoa fields of Ivory Coast.
ItalyElisa Cottarelli, Washington International School

Mexico trembles as earthquake hits
Apr 8, 2011 - A magnitude 6.5 earthquake rocked multiple cities in eastern Mexico. The epicenter was in Veracruz State, but even Mexico City was affected. The number of people dead is unknown but nuclear plants in Mexico have been unaffected.
United StatesYonathan Dawit, Washington International School

United States shutdown?
Apr 8, 2011 - United States government shutdown is becoming personal. As the blame game begins, it is hard to decide which side to take, and what might take place if the shutdown becomes a reality.
United StatesRachele Stein, Washington International School

Detain protestors die in Bahrain
Apr 11, 2011 - Ali Issa Saqer and Zakaraya Rashed Hassan died a Bahrain jail last week due to mistreatment by guards and disease in the cells. Several Shia activists complained of being tortured, creating fear for protestors.
United StatesRomain Stavropolous, Washington International School

Portugal seeks financial aid
Apr 8, 2011 - Portugal is now the third country in Europe which is asking for financial aid from the European Union. By next week, Portugal is due to repay more than 4 billion Euros to investors, followed by 5 billion by mid-June.
ItalyElisa Cottarelli, Washington International School

Japan prepares to extend Fukushima evacuation zone
Apr 11, 2011 - In the wake of the deteriorating nuclear crisis in Japan, the Asahi newspaper says that the government will extend the evacuation zone to 30 kilometers in certain areas and residents will be given a week to prepare for the mandatory evacuation.
United StatesNick Frazer, Washington International School

African Leaders Arrive in Libya for Peace Talks
Apr 11, 2011 - Five important African presidents arrived in Benghazi to help mediate peace talks between the Libyan rebels and Colonel Gaddafi. Jacob Zuma, the President of South Africa said that Gaddafi had accepted a ceasefire that would stop NATO's bombing.
United StatesCaleb Diamond, Washington International School

12 die and 11 others are injured in Brazil school shooting
Apr 8, 2011 - A 23 year old gunman killed 12 students in a school located in an impoverished neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on April 7. The gunman has been identified as Wellington Menezes de Oliveira, a former pupil, who had planned his suicide mission.
BelgiumValentine Courouble, Washington International School

Royal Navy crewman shot dead
Apr 8, 2011 - A British Royal Navy crewman has been killed on the submarine HMS Astute. Another crewman is in critical condition and a third has been arrested by Southampton police. It appears two crewmembers were shot in front of 11 children on the quayside.
SwedenJacob Alex Ware, Washington International School

France Ban on Burqas and Niqabs takes effect
Apr 11, 2011 - The ban on the islamic veils became official on Monday. The law prevents the people from covering their face to be able to identify them.
United StatesMartin Guzman, Washington International School

New Malaria species threatens humans
Apr 8, 2011 - A species of malaria that usually targets the Macaque monkeys in South East Asia could now potentially be targeting humans instead. Mosquito behaviors could change, however, causing the cases of malaria to either become better or worse.
FranceEmilie Wilde, Washington International School

Boehner's Trash!
Apr 8, 2011 - 5,928 people plan to protest the potential government shut down by leaving trash on Speaker of the House John Boehner's front yard. People will gather at 9:30 Saturday, April 8 in Washington, DC and march to Boehner's house with bags of garbage.
United StatesAllyson Quirk, Washington International School

Eighteen hundred smuggled lizards seized at checkpoint in Southern Thailand
Apr 8, 2011 - The monitor lizards, valued at an estimated $60,000 for their meat, were found stored in trucks on their way to the capital. The culprits face up to four years in jail and a $1,300 fine.
United StatesCasey Parks, Washington International School

Royal Wedding paparazzi
Apr 11, 2011 - Kate Middleton's family and William, Prince of Wales, have been complaining about the harassment of photographers for various magazines. The Prince claimed that one photographer climbed trees in order to take pictures of him.
United StatesBrian Lottermann, Washington International School

Shooting in Dutch shopping mall kills seven
Apr 11, 2011 - In Alphen aan den Rijn, a gunman killed seven people and wounded 16 at a shopping mall before shooting himself in the head. Information on the identity of the suspect has not been released yet.
United StatesLuna van den Brink, Washington International School

Search for serial killer is expanded
Apr 11, 2011 - In Long Island, New York, 8 bodies have been found close to each other. Police have expanded their search for what they suspect is a serial killer.
United StatesJonathanTravers, Washington International School

Tornado causes major damage in Iowa
Apr 11, 2011 - A wave of powerful tornados devastated Mapleton, Iowa, a town of about 1,200 residents, as part of an extremely violent storm system that struck overnight. Despite the extensive damage, fortunately, no one died.
United StatesPhilippe de Gaiffier, Washington International School

House negotiates new budget proposal
Apr 11, 2011 - The House is working on a budget deal, which the Senate will later vote on. Obama has come to an agreement with the Congress that $38.5 billion in non-military discretionary spending will be cut.
United StatesGenevieve Fleming-Hollinger, Washington International School

Alassane Ouattra and his forces plan to capture Gbagbo
Apr 5, 2011 - Alassane Ouattara, the internationally recognized president of the Ivory Coast, plans to capture Laurent Gbagbo, who lost the elections but refused to leave his post. U.N. and French peacekeepers have been sent to keep civilians safe.
United StatesMaya Mallaby-Kay, Washington International School

President Peres Talks to President Obama about the Situation in the Middle East
Apr 5, 2011 - Recently in the Oval Office, President Shimon Peres asked President Obama to give clemency to Pollard who was convicted in the United States for espionage. They also raised the issue about the kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.
PeruCarolina Ferreyros, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Families of Miners are Concerned
Apr 5, 2011 - The November 19th gas explosion in the New Zealand mine still concerns the families of the 29 men who had died. The commissioner, Stewart Bell, will make sure mining accidents will not happen.
PeruSarah Alyssa, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Radiation Tests in Fukushima Schools
Apr 5, 2011 - Officials in Fukushima region of Japan have started an emergency program to measure radiation levels in school playgrounds. More than 1,400 schools and nurseries will be tested over two days.
PeruTarek Bendeck, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Police Reform in Russia Scares Officers
Apr 5, 2011 - The Kremlin's police reform will kick off in Russia. More than 100,000 officers set to be laid off by May by President Dmitry Medvedev.
PeruJuan Manuel de O, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Michel Martelly is Chosen Next Haitian President
Apr 5, 2011 - The people of Haiti, on April 4, 2011, have elected Michel Martelly as their next president with 68 % of the votes. Michel Martelly is best known as an entertainer.
SpainJorge San Román, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Japan's Government Announced Safety Standards for Fish
Apr 5, 2011 - Japan's Government announced on Tuesday its first radiation safety standards for fish. Hours after the operator of the nuclear power plant said that the sea water collected near the plant contained radiation several million times the legal limit.
PeruMario Fernandez, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hits Japan
Apr 11, 2011 - The epicentre of the quake was in Fukushima prefecture, and struck at a depth of six miles (10 km). Japan was just extending the evacuation zone around the nuclear plant when the earthquake hit.
United StatesLieve Jansen, Washington International School

The World Bank promotes focus on conflict
Apr 11, 2011 - The World Bank argues that aid spending should be geared more towards justice and police than health and education. The report suggests that achieving the former will lead to the latter.
United StatesNicholas Proano, Washington International School

Gadhafi agrees to stop violence- AU meets with rebels in hopes of restoring peace
Apr 11, 2011 - Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has agreed in principle to stop the violence sweeping his nation and allow the African Union to help reinstate peace. The AU meets with rebel leaders, but rebel forces are hesitant to give up the fight.
United StatesCaroline Smutny, Washington International School

Intense fighting spurs ceasefire in Ivory Coast conflict
Apr 5, 2011 - Followed by intense fighting between Ivory Coast forces loyal to Laurent Gbagbo and President Alassane Ouattara, Gbago's forces requested a ceasefire soon after U.N and French forces backed Ouattara's offensive earlier this week.
United StatesNick Frazer, Washington International School

12-year-old Boy Killed in Suicide Bomb
Apr 1, 2011 - On Friday, April 1, a suicide attack killed a 12-year-old boy in northwestern Pakistan. The attacker blew himself up after people thought his actions were suspicious.
PeruCarolina Ferreyros, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

President Ali Abdullah Saleh steps down.
Mar 31, 2011 - One of Yemen's most influential political leaders, Hamid al-Ahmar has urged President Saleh to not only step down but leave the country as well. Europe and the US think that the president's resignation might be the only thing to help Yemen's crisis.
FranceAnne-Sophie Guislain, Washington International School

The UN demands Gbagbo step down
Mar 31, 2011 - Laurent Gbagbo, former president of ivory coast, continues to pay an army to exert his power even though in an election last year he lost to Alassane Ouattara. A UN resolution demands Gbagbo step down, and say they will stop the violence.
United StatesGenevieve Fleming-Hollinger, Washington International School

As NATO takes control over the Libyan skies, the US commences their own operations on the ground
Mar 31, 2011 - It was confirmed by National Public Radio that the CIA has sent covert operatives to aid in gathering intelligence for NATO airstrikes and to train the rebel fighters. The White House had no official comment on current CIA operations in Libya.
United StatesNick Frazer, Washington International School

Libyan Foreign Minister Defects
Mar 31, 2011 - Moussa Koussa took a flight to London on Wednesday, March 30; he is Libya's foreign minister and the highest Libyan government official to have defected. Some believe he has information on the Lockerbie bombing and Libya's weapons program.
United StatesMaya Mallaby-Kay, Washington International School

Sex trafficking and prostitution die down in Sweden, but remain problem in Denmark
Mar 31, 2011 - Buying sex has been illegal for 16 years in Sweden, which has led to improved conditions. However, in Copenhagen, the red light district has grown.
United StatesLuna van den Brink, Washington International School

Suicide Attacks Kill Dozens In Afghanistan
Mar 30, 2011 - Three suicide bombers killed 24 people and dozens were wounded in southeast Afghanistan on Monday. The Taliban claimed responsibility of the attack.
PeruFernando, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Blast in Iraq
Mar 30, 2011 - On Tuesday, a suicide bomber in Iraq killed over 56 people. Among the dead were three provincial council members and a journalist.
PeruCarlos Aguirre, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Suicide Bomb in Pakistan Checkpoint
Mar 30, 2011 - A suicide bomber attacked a police checkpoint in north-western Pakistan on March 30th killing 13 people and wounding 12 other civilians. It was unclear if the bomber was specifically targeting supporters of the politician Maulana Fazlur Rehman.
PeruCarolina Ferreyros, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Teenagers protest to save teacher's jobs
Mar 29, 2011 - On Tuesday March 29, a group of teenagers in New Haven, Connecticut marched down to their City Hall to protest against recent budget cuts. Because of the budget cut 60 teachers, 20 pre-school teachers and 110 other school staff have been laid off.
ItalyElisa Cottarelli, Washington International School

Wal-Mart Faces Largest Discrimination Lawsuit in American History
Mar 29, 2011 - Six women in a class action lawsuit claim Wal-Mart held them back because of their gender and are bringing this case to the US Supreme Court. The mega chain is denying all allegations.
United StatesCamila Salvador, Washington International School

Obama gives vague speech about Libya
Mar 29, 2011 - President Obama gave a speech yesterday that explained why the US is involved in Libya. It gave little detail on the Libyan government, and whether or not a war would ensue. His speech may have addressed previous questions but it caused new concerns.
United StatesYonathan Dawit, Washington International School

14-year-old Bangladeshi girl lashed to death
Mar 29, 2011 - Bangladeshi girl, Hena Akhter, was suspected of having an affair with a married man. Her last words to her mom were a proclamation of her innocence but it was already too late, the imam ordered the punishment of 101 lashes delivered in public.
United StatesYasmine Kyriakos-Saad, Washington International School

Could Volcanic Problems in North Korea strike reconciliation with the South?
Mar 29, 2011 - Bitterness between north and south Korea may now be put on hold due to recent reports that the north's Mount Paetku has regained activity. Geologists in the South are reviewing problem the south has made no plans to help the north due to past conflicts.
United StatesAllegra Moorehead, Washington International School

Suspects confess to setting bomb in Minsk metro, Belarus
Apr 13, 2011 - Belarusian president, Alexander Lukashenko stated that two suspects in the bombing of the Oktyabrskaya metro station this Monday confessed to being responsible for this act. The bomb, made of nails and ball bearings, killed 12 and injured over 120 more.
United StatesMaxime Usdin, Washington International School

Syrian Government Resigns
Mar 29, 2011 - As a result of the wave of violence and conflict in the nation of Syria, President Bashar al-Assad announced his resignation on Tuesday, March 29th. Syria's southern city, Daraa, has been the center of the violence.
United StatesElisa Wiseman, Washington International School

Man receives a full face transplant to treat severe burns
Mar 29, 2011 - A 25 year old man in Texas, USA received a full face transplant after having severely burned most of his face in an electrical accident last year. The $300,000 transplant took a team of 30 doctors over 15 hours, and restored the majority of his face.
United StatesMaxime Usdin, Washington International School

Sarkozy Calls for Nuclear Rules
Mar 31, 2011 - French President Nicolas Sarkozy has called for clear international standards on nuclear safety in light of the ongoing crisis at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
United StatesPetros Dawit, Washington International School

Ousted President Mubarak suffers heart attack
Apr 13, 2011 - Former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak has been placed in intensive care after suffering a heart attack on Tuesday. The president, 82, was forced to step down from his position on the 18th of February after an 18-day protest against his rule.
SwedenJacob Alex Ware, Washington International School

Protesters Killed in Syria
Mar 23, 2011 - Protesters gathered around the Omari mosque to prevent the army from storming in. Officers opened fire to the protesters and at least 10 died. Officers said that there had been weapons inside the mosque.
PeruNicolas Sousa, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Could Libya be a Hotspot for Al Qaeda and Jihadists?
Mar 23, 2011 - The abandoned town of Derna, Libya, which is located right next to the Mediterranean Sea, may become a hotspot for Al Qaeda or Jihadists. High unemployment and the areas connections to Kaddafi may be contributing factors.
PeruChristopher Smith, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

3-year-old 60 Kg. Baby in China
Mar 23, 2011 - Lu Hao, a three-year-old Chinese baby, is five times the size of a normal baby, and is becoming an internet furor. He eats three bowls of rice every day and when not fed he cries, states his father Lu Yuncheng.
PeruNicolas Dawson Barragan, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

U.S. stops exports from Japan
Mar 23, 2011 - A spokesman men from the U.S. Food and Drug administration stated on Tuesday that all milk products, fresh fruit and vegetables will stop being exported from Japan to the U.S. This is a response from the recent nuclear power incident in Japan.
PeruLucas Arnovitz, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Elizabeth Taylor Dies
Mar 23, 2011 - Elizabeth Taylor, one of the 20th Century's biggest movie stars, died Tuesday, March 23 in Los Angeles, California. The cause of death was stated as congestive heart failure.
PeruCarolina Ferreyros, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Bombing continues in Libya
Mar 23, 2011 - Hours after Qaddafi vowed to win his battle against coalition forces there where loud explosions and heavy anti-aircraft fire in the Libyan capital. Four days of coalition bombings have destroy Qaddafi's long-range air defenses.
PeruPedro Bentin, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Father Kills Girl and Baby Sitter
Mar 22, 2011 - Darrell Evans shot his nine year old daughter, Ayana, and her babysitter after arguing with Ayana�s mother over the phone. He pleaded guilty for both charges and was sentenced to 40 years.
PeruMario Fernandez, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

President of Yemen worried about civil war
Mar 22, 2011 - On March 22, 2011 the Yemeni President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, warned that massive protests would lead to civil war. Washington is also concerned about this situation because Al Qaeda has a lot of power in Yemen.
SpainJorge San Román, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Bomb Panic in Edinburgh, Scotland
Mar 22, 2011 - Recently a strange packet identified as a bomb was found in Edinburgh Airport, Scotland. All passengers and staff were evacuated at 11:30 AM and the airport was reopened at 3:00 PM.
PeruCarlos Aguirre, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

A Ban on Protesting is Broken in Syria
Mar 16, 2011 - In Damascus, Syria, about 150 people crowded around the interior ministry demanding the release of political prisoners. Twelve people were arrested, as they defied the law and broke the ban on demonstrations.
United StatesCamila Salvador, Washington International School

Gadhafi's Forces Take Back the City of Ajdabiya
Mar 16, 2011 - On Tuesday March 15, the major city of Ajdabiya, Libya was overrun with Gadhafi�s forces. Eyewitness reports say at least two airstrikes were launched on the city.
PeruChristopher Smith, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Indian Woman Raped and Murdered in Australia
Mar 16, 2011 - A 24 year-old Indian woman was found raped and murdered in a suitcase near a canal in Sidney, Autralia las week. Construction workers found the body and alerted the police, who are now trying to discover how the woman died.
PeruFernando, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

FARC Leader killed in Colombia
Mar 16, 2011 - Armed forces of Colombia report that they have recently killed Oliver Solarte, a FARC rebel leader, who controlled the drug and weapon smuggling operations in Colombia. Solarte died near the border of Ecuador in an operation that also captured 12 guerill
PeruDiego Carriquiry, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Deadly Car Bomb in Iraq
Mar 16, 2011 - Today, it has been reported that two civilians have died, and 35 have been injured in Kirkuk, Iraq. Among the injured were seven police officers.
PeruNicolas Sousa, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Deadly Car Bomb in Iraq
Mar 16, 2011 - Today, it has been reported that two civilians have died, and 35 have been injured in Kirkuk, Iraq. Among the injured were seven police officers.
PeruNicolas Sousa, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

US gives $21 million in aid to Libya
Mar 15, 2011 - United States has recently given Libya $21 million in aid, and provided necessary supplies that were urgently needed. They will use some the money for medical care, food and water, and aid to the eastern part of the country, which is controlled by rebels.
PeruDiego Carriquiry, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Radiation level soars, Japanese people stay indoors
Mar 15, 2011 - Japaneese authoreties reported high levels of radiation coming form a crippled nuclear plant in northearn Japan. 140,000 poeple were ordered to stay indoors.
PeruJuan Manuel de O, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Angela Merkel activates nuclear security in Berlin
Mar 15, 2011 - Angela Merkel reconsiders extending the life of Berlin's nuclear power plants. Merkel is considering this after learning about the dangerous explosions and aftermath that occurred at some of the nuclear power plants in Japan.
PeruCarlos Aguirre, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Earthquake Rocks Southwest China
Mar 15, 2011 - A 5.4 magnitude earthquake struck southwest China near Burmese Border near Dali in Yunnan province. At least 22 people have been killed and more than 200 injured.
PeruNicole Bernal, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Protests in Bahrain worsen
Mar 15, 2011 - The King of Bahrain has declared a 3-month state of emergency, says TV news, after weeks of democracy protests in Bahrain. This comes after yesterday's arrival of troops from the neighboring Gulf States.
PeruNicolas Dawson Barragan, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Workers Struggle to Control Fires at Japan Plant
Mar 15, 2011 - Recently, a small crew of technicians has tried to control fires over storage ponds used for spent uranium rods 140 miles in northeast Tokyo. Power company officials announced that they are considering using helicopters to try to put out the fires.
PeruCarolina Ferreyros, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Cocaine Found at NASA Space Center
Mar 15, 2011 - On Tuesday morning cocaine was found at NASA Keneddy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Allard Beutel, NASA spokesman, said it is not the first time this type of substance has been found at the Kennedy Space Center.
PeruSergio Piaggio, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

2012 Olympic Games Tickets Go On Sale
Mar 15, 2011 - 500 days before the actual event. 6.6 million tickets for the 2012 Olympic Games in London are for sale online. The tickets will range in price from �£20 to �£2,012.
PeruDimitri, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Mysterious Death in Pakistani Jail
Mar 15, 2011 - Qamar David, a Christian convict of blasphemy, has mysteriously died in jail at Karachi, Pakistan. Qamar while serving a life sentence in Karachi, Pakistan by insulting the Koran and prophet Muhammad.
PeruNicolas Sousa, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

'Skylon' space plane aims to fill void left by Discovery
Mar 10, 2011 - NASA's Discovery completed it's final mission on March 9th and now NASA claims that its revolutionary Skylon, a space plane, will take its place.
United StatesAlex Wilde, Washington International School

Suicide Attack in Afghanistan army kills 37
Mar 15, 2011 - A suicide attack in a army recruitment centre in northern Afghanistan killed 37 people on Monday. Taliban Zabihulla Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack.
PeruFernando, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Pirates attempt to hijack Maersk Alabama again
Mar 10, 2011 - Pirates tried seizing the same ship that was hijacked two years ago in the Indian Ocean. As opposed to last time when Capt. Richard Philllips was held hostage, the pirates fled after the security team fired warning shots.
United StatesLuna van den Brink, Washington International School

Mysterious Death in Pakistani Jail
Mar 15, 2011 - Qamar David, a Christian convict of blasphemy, has mysteriously died in jail at Karachi, Pakistan. Qamar while serving a life sentence in Karachi, Pakistan by insulting the Koran and prophet Muhammad.
PeruNicolas Sousa, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Barcelona Finishes Arsenal
Mar 10, 2011 - This tuesday, Barcelona defeated Arsenal on agregate. Two goals from Messi sealed the deal.
United StatesMartin Guzman, Washington International School

Fighting in Brega, Libya
Mar 15, 2011 - For the past two days Libyan rebels have been fighting the government in an oil town called Brega for the control of the country. The government says they have taken over Brega but recent reports have said that the fighting continues.
PeruAustin Fransisco, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Radiation Levels High Enough in Japan to Harm Human Health
Mar 15, 2011 - A warning was issued on Tuesday for radiation levels 10 times the normal in northeast Japan, caused by the devastating 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami, which hit late last week.
PeruSarah Alyssa, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Arrest in UK could be connected to bombings in Sweden
Mar 10, 2011 - There could be a connection between a man arrested in Scotland and a suicide boming in Sweden. This man has been arrested as part of the operation that occured in December of last year.
United StatesJonathanTravers, Washington International School

Six-week hunger strike in Greece ends
Mar 10, 2011 - After a six-week hunger strike by more than 100 protesters, the government has finally led them to accept a compromise in which the illegal immigrants, who wanted permanent residence status as well as work permits, now are allowed temporary residence.
United StatesRebecca Clarke, Washington International School

Bangladesh defeats England in the Cricket World Cup
Mar 11, 2011 - Held in Chittagong, Bangladesh, a cricket match, helping to determine the teams in the quarter-finals, resulted in an outstanding victory for the home team. Bangladesh beat England's 225 (49.4 overs) with 227-8 (49 overs).
United StatesNicholas Proano, Washington International School

Saudi Arabian protesters plan day of rage for Friday
Mar 11, 2011 - Although protests are forbidden in Saudi Arabia, many have decided to take part in a Day of Rage on Friday. Many protesters are enraged that the police used violence to control a crowd earlier this week.
United StatesGenevieve Fleming-Hollinger, Washington International School

Nuclear Emergency in Japan
Mar 14, 2011 - After an 8.9 magnitude earthquake, as well as aftershocks, Japanese technicians are struggling to stabilize a third reactor at The Fukushima Daiichi power plant. Those who lived within a 20-km radius of the plant have been evacuated.
United StatesCamila Salvador, Washington International School

Banned Flights to Ivory Coast.
Mar 10, 2011 - Laurent Gbagbo, who continues to call himself president of Ivory Coast has banned UN and French flights from landing in the Ivory Coast. Gbagbo has refused to meet with presidents of the African Union.
FranceAnne-Sophie Guislain, Washington International School

Dalai Lama steps down as unofficial political leader of Tibet
Mar 10, 2011 - The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetans, announced his decision to step down as the political head of the Tibetan government in exile. Following the announcement, he stressed the importance of Tibetans electing a formal political leader.
United StatesNick Frazer, Washington International School

Eleven Indian crew members freed by Somali pirates
Mar 10, 2011 - Twenty-three Indian crew members were captured off the MV Rak Afrikana last April, but 11 have been freed now. It is not clear if any ransom was paid.
United StatesLieve Jansen, Washington International School

Pakistan reassures US military.
Mar 10, 2011 - Pakistani reporters admit that US military drones are not killing innocent people, just militants and al Qaeda. This is the first time Pakistan has discussed US drones in public.
United StatesRomain Stavropolous, Washington International School

Ivory Coast receives $12.6 million in emergency funds from US
Mar 10, 2011 - Political turmoil between leaders Alassane Ouattara, current president, and Laurent Gbagbo, self-proclaimed president, is resulting in violence and displacement of people from the Ivory Coast.
United StatesGenevieve Fleming-Hollinger, Washington International School

President Saleh Plans to Reform the Government of Yemen
Mar 10, 2011 - President Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen has announced his plans to change the Constitution and move toward's a parliamentary system. Thousands have held protests in Sanaa and other cities in Yemen.
United StatesNicholas Proano, Washington International School

NATO Troops killed Afghanistan's President's Cousin
Mar 10, 2011 - Yar Muhammad Khan, the cousin of Afhganistan's president was in his house when he got shot during an overnight raid.by NATO troops. The shooting was a mistake.
United StatesPetros Dawit, Washington International School

Japan Nuclear Reactors at Risk
Mar 15, 2011 - Tokyo raced to stop nuclear meltdowns at three different reactors in the Fukushima plant, in the aftermath of the tsunami. Some experts predict that could be the worst nuclear accident since the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
PeruChristopher Smith, Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Bahrain protesters
Mar 10, 2011 - In Bahrain three opposition groups joined to protest against the monarchy. They participated in a peaceful protest which lasted 2 1/2 hours.
United StatesMaya Mallaby-Kay, Washington International School

Devastating earthquake, followed by tsunami, hits Japan
Mar 11, 2011 - An 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit Japan earlier today. The epicenter is said to be offshore of Miyagi Prefecture. It was followed by a tsunami with waves measuring 30 feet high.
United StatesJonathanTravers, Washington International School

Earthquake strikes in southwest China
Mar 10, 2011 - A 5.4 magnitude struck 225 km southwest of Dali, China, near the border of Burma, killing at least 22 people and injuring over 200.
United StatesPhilippe de Gaiffier, Washington International School

President of Yemen promises to write new constitution
Mar 10, 2011 - The Yemeni president- Ali Abdullah Saleh has promised to write a new constitution. This constitution will create a Parliament and will separate legislative and executive power in the government.
United StatesCaleb Diamond, Washington International School

President of Yemen promises to write new constitution
Mar 10, 2011 - The Yemeni president- Ali Abdullah Saleh has promised to write a new constitution. This constitution will create a Parliament and will separate legislative and executive power in the government.
United StatesCaleb Diamond, Washington International School

Activists occupying Gaddafi's London home
Mar 9, 2011 - The human rights activist group Topple the Tryants has occupied Gaddafi's london home. The activists won't reveal how they got into the 10.9 million pound property and they are refusing to leave until the property is returned to the Libyan people.
United StatesAllegra Moorehead, Washington International School

Education Emergency in Pakistan
Mar 9, 2011 - The Pakistan government is declaring an education emergency as half of the school children in the country can not read a sentence. Due to the lack of infrastructure, funding, and knowledge most children are not even being sent to schools.
BelgiumValentine Courouble, Washington International School

Atleast 36 dead after suicide bombing at a funderal in Pakistan
Mar 9, 2011 - Thirty-six or more were killed and 40 injured at a funeral of anti-Taliban leader Hakim Khan's wife in Adezai, Pakistan. The villiage is located not far from the Afgan border making the anti-Taliban militiamen an easy target.
United StatesAllegra Moorehead, Washington International School

40 dead in conflicts between Southern Sudan rebel movements
Mar 2, 2011 - More than 40 people were killed in fighting between George Athor, a leader of a rebel movement in Southern Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army. Ever since Southern Sudan declared independence, there has been fighting between various movements.
United StatesCaleb Diamond, Washington International School

Thirteen adults and five juveniles arrested for rape
Mar 8, 2011 - Eighteen individuals between the ages of 14 and 27 have been charged with allegedly raping a Texas girl and now face a possible 25 years in jail. The alleged rape occurred last year about 50 miles northeast of Houston, Texas.
ItalyElisa Cottarelli, Washington International School

US exchange student from California found dead in Spain
Mar 8, 2011 - 10 days after he went missing, 22-year-old Austin Bice's body was discovered in the Manzanares River in Madrid, Spain. The cause of death is still unclear as the autopsy has yet to be conducted.
United StatesCasey Parks, Washington International School

Glasgow Arrest over Stockholm Terrorism Plot
Mar 8, 2011 - A Scottish man was arrested this morning in connection with the December Stockholm suicide bombing attempt. The only death in the attack was the bomber, Englishman Taimour Abdulwahab al-Abdaly, but it was the first terrorism attempt in Sweden.
SwedenJacob Alex Ware, Washington International School

Act that sparked religious violence in India comes to a close
Mar 2, 2011 - Nine years after 60 Hindus were killed in a train fire, 11 Indians were sentenced to death and 20 others were sentenced to life in prison. The perpetrators were Muslims.
United StatesCasey Parks, Washington International School

Danish Immigration Minister sacked.
Mar 8, 2011 - Birthe Roenn Hornbech, the Danish immigration minister, was fired after a scandal including over 30 Palestinians. Hornbech has only recently admitted to having wrongly refused 36 Palestinians Danish citizenship in 2008.
ItalyLilli Wagstaff, Washington International School

New Conditions Treated with Ancient Medicine
Mar 7, 2011 - Ancient Chinese medicine is legendary around the world, but new medical conditions such as stress are presenting challenges to these traditional medicine providers.
JapanBeatriz Estay, American School in Japan

University Entrance Exam Cheats
Mar 7, 2011 - A 19 year old male has been caught helping students cheat during university entrance exams that took place in February. The students who cheated during exams have been traced down to four prestigious universities.
JapanKate Gibson, American School in Japan

Anti-Mafia forces strike in Calabria, Italy
Mar 8, 2011 - Calabria, located at the tip of the boot of Italy, was the scene of an �extraordinary success� for Anti- Mafia forces in Italy according to an Italian minister. This operation targeted such mafia groups as the Ndrangheta.
United StatesYonathan Dawit, Washington International School

Pakistani leader of the ruling Pakistan People's Party shot dead
Mar 2, 2011 - Pakistani minorities minister, Shahbaz Bhatti was shot dead March 2 in the country’s capital of Islamabad. Tehrik-i-Taliban told BBC Urdu that they were responsible for the attack aimed at the catholic Politian, a “blasphemer of the Prophet.”
United StatesMaxime Usdin, Washington International School

Zambians killed in bar stampede
Mar 2, 2011 - After watching a football match between Manchester United and Chelsea, people were forced to leave a Zambian bar which was open illegally to show the match. Police threw tear gas into the gas, creating a stampede.
United StatesRebecca Clarke, Washington International School

Supreme Court Allows Westboro Funeral Protests
Mar 2, 2011 - In an 8 to 1 vote on Wednesday, the US Supreme Court ruled that Westboro Baptist Church’s anti-gay, anti-America protests were protected by the first amendment.
JapanTarrant Skorji, American School in Japan

College Student Kills Girl
Mar 7, 2011 - Yoshihiro Yamaguchi, a 20 year old college student, killed Koko Shimizu, a 3 year old girl, in a supermarket in Kumamoto city. After confessing to investigators that he had killed the girl and hidden her, he was arrested.
JapanKate Gibson, American School in Japan

Egypt Taking Steps to Prosecute Mubarak
Mar 8, 2011 - The Cairo Criminal Court agreed to freeze former President Hosni Mubarak�s assets, as well as the assets of his family. Steps are also being taken to prosecute him for corruption because of secret bank accounts that Mubarak might have.
United StatesClaire Sams, Washington International School

Cell phone cheating?
Mar 2, 2011 - A student taking the Kyoto University entrance exams used his cell phone to find the answers to several of the questions, while he was taking the test.
JapanYuta, American School in Japan

Suicide results in co-ed dorms
Mar 2, 2011 - At Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi committed suicide after his roommate videotaped and shared his sexual encounter with another man in their dorm. Because of this, the university is now allowing students to share a room with the opposite sex.
ItalyElisa Cottarelli, Washington International School

Scientists discover that sharks take directed paths from place to place
Mar 2, 2011 - After seeing sharks travel from place to place, scientists have discovered that sharks are capable of storing maps of key sites. They believe that the sharks use the earth’s magnetic field to find their way around the ocean.
United StatesLieve Jansen, Washington International School

Four Casualties in Pakistan attacks
Mar 1, 2011 - More than two dozen armed attackers blew up oil tankers carrying fuel for NATO troops on Friday. Militants wielding automatic weapons killed two guards at the main gate of a terminal, then planted explosives under more tankers, killing two drivers.
United StatesPhilippe de Gaiffier, Washington International School

Imagine the day after you’re born 15% of your heart is removed… and then it grows back!
Feb 25, 2011 - US scientists have discovered that newborn mice can regrow their own hearts. A day after the mice were born 15% of their heart was removed, and three weeks later the heart was back to being fully grown.
United StatesRachele Stein, Washington International School

Us Supreme Court rules to allow protests.
Mar 2, 2011 - The Supreme Court ruled 8-1 to allow a church to protest in accordance with the US constitution. The church was picketing military funerals, and is a controversial anti-gay military church.
United StatesMaya Mallaby-Kay, Washington International School

UN Recognizes a Drastic Change in Columbia's Drug Policy
Mar 2, 2011 - The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) has dropped Columbia from its list of countries that require special observation. The UN's World Drug Report shows a significant decrease in Columbia's coca cultivation.
United StatesNicholas Proano, Washington International School

Shooting at German airport
Mar 2, 2011 - Today, German officials reported that shots were fired near or on� a bus which was carrying US soldiers. The attack took place at Europe�s second busiest airport in Frankfurt, Germany outside of Terminal 2, where two people have been reported dead and
United StatesNick Frazer, Washington International School

Man apprehended in connection with airmen shooting
Mar 2, 2011 - A 21 year old is now being held in custody after two U.S. airmen were shot and killed at the Frankfurt Airport in Germany on Wednesday.
JapanNoemi Fernandez, The American School in Japan

Apple announces new iPad
Mar 2, 2011 - Apple is excited about releasing their new iPad, though many people don't realize that Apple his quite dependent on the sale of this new product. With tons of competition, this iPad has to be a lot better than it was before.
United StatesScott Braaten, Washington International School

Supporting Opposition to Blasphemy Laws Kills Pakistani Government Minister
Mar 2, 2011 - A Pakistani government minister was assassinated on Wednesday. Previously, he had received death threats for supporting and making moves to change the blasphemy laws in Pakistan.
United StatesClaire Sams, Washington International School

Price tag actions against Palestinian property
Mar 2, 2011 - In what they call price tag actions, last week Israeli settlers damaged Palestinian property in response to an earlier incident in the West Bank.
United StatesYasmine Kyriakos-Saad, Washington International School

In a recent speech, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi blamed the protests currently taking place in his country on prisoners freed from Guantanamo Bay.
Mar 2, 2011 - Some of these prisoners later turned out to be members of Al-Qaeda sleeper cells.
United StatesWill May, Washington International School

New Zealand earthquake costs rise
Mar 6, 2011 - New Zealand�s Treasury Department estimated on March 6th that repairs for the New Zealand Christchurch earthquake may cost up to 11 billion US dollars.
JapanNoemi Fernandez, The American School in Japan

Japan Shortens Whaling Season
Feb 28, 2011 - After catching only 850 whales, Japanese government officials have shortened their whaling season due to threats and attacks from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, as of February 18. Japan is now referring to the activists as terrorists.
JapanBeatriz Estay, American School in Japan

British creative director for Dior suspended due to anti-Semitic remarks
Feb 25, 2011 - Fashion house Dior’s British creative director John Galliano was suspended as he was accused of verbally and physically abusing a couple in Paris. Galliano, who had been intoxicated from drinking two bottles on wine, screamed anti-Semitic remarks.
ItalyElisa Cottarelli, Washington International School

After Peace Deal Fighting Breaks Out
Feb 28, 2011 - One month after the country separation in Sudan, fighting breaks out between the northern Arab nomads and the southern Dinka Ngok over the oil-producing region of Abyei.
BelgiumValentine Courouble, Washington International School

New Macbook Pro released
Feb 25, 2011 - With a huge increase in speed and graphics, the new Macbook Pro starts at $1,200. The price increase is mainly due to the new core that Apple used - the i7 made by intel. These new improvements are great for games and videos.
United StatesScott Braaten, Washington International School

12 Pregnant Women Dead, Possibly Due to Infected Fluids
Feb 25, 2011 - Twelve women in New Delhi, India gave birth, but died shortly after. Their deaths may all be due to infected intravenous fluids (IV’s). A police complaint has been filed for an investigation to take place.
United StatesClaire Sams, Washington International School

Some will lose and some will gain from the UK Budget Change
Mar 2, 2011 - The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development has decided to redistribute its £7.8 billion budget to focus on countries with the most need. Aid will be cut to countries such as China and Russia who have “graduated” out of poverty.
BelgiumValentine Courouble, Washington International School

CCP attempts to halt 'Jasmine Revolution'
Feb 24, 2011 - The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has begun to take drastic measures to prevent the “Jasmine Revolution” from rising in China this week. Information on the Internet regarding the revolution is now being regulated.
JapanNoemi Fernandez, The American School in Japan

British Internet wife-killer earns 16 years in jail
Feb 25, 2011 - 65-year-old Harold Landry killed 38 year old Lucy Landry wife February 1st 2010, the couple first met on the internet and soon got married. He has recently been charged with at least 16 years in jail.
ItalyLilli Wagstaff, Washington International School

Internet Hacker Group Conflicts Church
Feb 25, 2011 - The Westboro Baptist Church, best known for organizing the “Burn a Koran Day” last year and its repeated anti-gay protests at funerals, has entered into an argument with the internet hacker group Anonymous.
United StatesMaxime Usdin, Washington International School

Starving North Korea Asks for Food Aid Once Again
Feb 25, 2011 - North Korean representatives beg for food aid from many countries around the world, including the US, in an attempt to battle starvation in one of the world’s poorest countries. They continue to be refused aid after years of begging.
United StatesMaxime Usdin, Washington International School

Last Launch for Shuttle Discovery
Feb 24, 2011 - The space shuttle Discovery launched February 24, at 4:50 pm ET from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. After three decades of space travel and 38 trips, this trip to the international space station will be Discovery's last.
BelgiumValentine Courouble, Washington International School

World War II Warfare Testing Victims’ Bodies Possibly Found
Feb 22, 2011 - Reports of biological testing on foreigners in Japan during WWII may finally be confirmed. On February 20th, an 88 year old former nurse claimed to know where the bodies of the victims were buried, and excavations will soon begin.
JapanAnna Riley, The American School in Japan

First Japanese ISS Captain
Feb 20, 2011 - In 2013, Koichi Wakata will become the first Japanese astronaut to command the International Space Station (ISS). He will be in the ISS for six months conducting scientific experiments and taking command.
JapanKate Gibson, American School in Japan

New Zealand Tragedy
Feb 24, 2011 - Latest reports say that 113 people are dead and 226 are missing after the recent earthquake in New Zealand. Though rescuers have not yet lost hope of finding more survivors, the death toll is expected to rise.
JapanRyanne Konno, American School in Japan

Prevention of the Spread of Livestock Disease
Feb 20, 2011 - Due to the foot-and-mouth outbreak last year in Miyazaki Prefecture, the Japanese government is considering penalizing farmers who do not take sufficient precautions to prevent the spread of disease, to raise awareness about its dangers.
JapanRyanne Konno, American School in Japan

China's economy surpasses Japan's and becomes No. 2 in the world
Feb 20, 2011 - On February 15, the rapidly growing China overtook Japan as the world's second largest economy. The countries positions, measured by their GDP, changed as a result of a late-year downturn in Japan's economy.
JapanYuta, American School in Japan

US Government Changing Stance on Gay Marriage
Feb 24, 2011 - Wednesday this week Obama told the Justice Department to stop defending the Marriage Act, which denies recognition of same-sex marriage. While same-sex marriage is legal in only eight states the others now have to give marriage rights to same-sex couples.
JapanTarrant Skorji, American School in Japan

Devastation hits Sri Lanka
Feb 20, 2011 - For the third time in three months horrendous floods have caused devastation in Sri Lanka. An estimated 1.2 million residents have been forced to flee their homes. Relief organizations are appealing for help.
JapanBeatriz Estay, American School in Japan

New Zealand Tragedy
Feb 24, 2011 - Latest reports say that 113 people are dead and 226 are missing after the recent earthquake in New Zealand. Though rescuers have not yet lost hope of finding more survivors, the death toll is expected to rise.
JapanRyanne Konno, American School in Japan

Obama making a move towards closing Guantanamo
Mar 8, 2011 - Obama announced recently that he would take action towards trials for Guantanamo detainees. Those deemed too dangerous to release, even if not convicted, will continue to be held indefinitely.
United StatesMaxime Usdin, Washington International School

35 Arrested in Anti-Mafia Operation
Mar 8, 2011 - Police in Germany and Italy arrested thirty-five people in an anti-Mafia operation. The main target was the 'Ndrangheta, one of the most powerful global crime associations, specializing in illegal drug trafficking.
FranceEmilie Wilde, Washington International School

Human Rights Questioned in Libya
Feb 16, 2011 - Libyan policemen clashed with protestors demanding the release of Fathi Terbil. Up to 200 people protested for the rights of Fathi Terbil, a lawyer who was detained by the government.
United StatesPetros Dawit, Washington International School

Egypt Inspires Protests in Iran
Feb 16, 2011 - The latest protests occured on Monday in downtown Tehran against the regime of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, provoked by the belief that the presidential elections of 2009 were rigged. President Obama comments on reform faced by Mideast leaders.
United StatesNicholas Proano, Washington International School

Plane crash kills 14 in Honduras
Feb 16, 2011 - A plane carrying 14 people crash landed at 8am EST today after it was instructed to land due to foggy conditions shortly after takeoff. The cause of the crash is still being investigated.
United StatesNick Frazer, Washington International School

US Government Changing Stance on Gay Marriage
Feb 24, 2011 - On Wednesday, February 23, President Obama declared the Defense of Marriage Act, which denies recognition of same-sex marriage, unconstitutional. While same-sex marriage is legal in only 8 states the others now must also comply with Obama's directive.
JapanTarrant Skorji, American School in Japan

School Boy Suicide Bomber Attacks Pakistani Military Training Center
Feb 14, 2011 - 14 year old suicide bomber injures 42 and kills 27 in Islamabad, Pakistan at a military training center on February 10. The Taliban Pakistani, who are a militant group based in Pakistan and Afghanistan, openly take responsibility for the attack.
JapanAnna Riley, The American School in Japan

A Chinese animal rights program protests against simple magic trick
Feb 16, 2011 - A magician doing an animal magic trick in which two fish swam together in synchronization, is being criticized by many people and animal rights groups due to the fact they believe he is using magnets to get the fish to swim.
United StatesRebecca Clarke, Washington International School

Protests in Kut lead to one death and many wounded
Feb 16, 2011 - Hundreds of Iraqi citizens protested in front of the office and home of Latif Hamed, the provincial governor of Wasit. When protesters got out of hand, burning two government buildings, police opened fire.
United StatesGenevieve Fleming-Hollinger, Washington International School

American Immigration Officers in Mexico Shot
Feb 16, 2011 - Two U.S. immigration officers driving on a regular route were shot 23 miles from Mexico City yesterday, leaving one badly injured and one dead.
United StatesPhilippe de Gaiffier, Washington International School

Scottish Deerhound is Best in Show
Feb 16, 2011 - Hickory, a female five year old Scottish Deerhound,won Best in Show at Westminster on Tuesday 2/15/11.
United StatesAlex Wilde, Washington International School

Bikers can start fearing the Spaniard once more
Feb 16, 2011 - On Monday, Cycling Federation president Juan Carlos Castano announced that Alberto Contador is ready to ride, even though he tested positive after last year's Tour de France.Many people are questioning the Cycling Federation's reasons.
United StatesRomain Stavropolous, Washington International School

Violence in Southern Sudan escalates, Death toll doubles
Feb 16, 2011 - Although South Sudan will officially declare its independence on July 9th, the Sudanese people are still dealing with constant attacks by breakaway militia.
United StatesCaroline Smutny, Washington International School

Whale Hunt in Antarctica Stopped
Feb 16, 2011 - Due to protests from an American group, the Japanese stopped this season's Antarctic whale hunt on February 11. The Japanese are considering this protest as "unjustified interference."
United StatesBrian Lottermann, Washington International School

More killings at funeral in Tehran
Feb 16, 2011 - Today, two more people got killed in Tehran, during the funeral of a student who was killed on Monday, during anti-goverment protests.
United StatesLieve Jansen, Washington International School

At least 1 dead, homes leveled in Pennsylvania blast
Feb 10, 2011 - After a natural gas explosion early thursday morning, at least 1 person is dead and 5 missing in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
PeruGonzalo Paz-Soldan, Washington International School

Concerns raised about slowed Indian economic growth
Mar 2, 2011 - India's economic growth is under concern because of inflation, fiscal deficits, and overall rise in prices of natural resource.
JapanYuta, American School in Japan

Whaling Trip Suspended
Feb 16, 2011 - Japan's annual whale hunting trips to Antarctica have been temporarily suspended. The government deemed it not safe because an anti-whaling group is tailing the ship.
United StatesMartin Guzman, Washington International School

Man caught trying to smuggle exotic creatures
Feb 14, 2011 - An Indonesian man was caught at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Thailand on Wednesday as he attempted to smuggle dozens of exotic animals out of the country by stuffing them into three suitcases.
JapanNoemi Fernandez, The American School in Japan

Drug Shortages in Hospitals Responsible for Deaths
Feb 14, 2011 - A critical shortage of drugs needed in hospital procedures has been blamed for some deaths in the US. The drug shortages have tripled since 2005 due to a greater demand, a shortage of raw materials, and production delays.
JapanKate Gibson, American School in Japan

Shinmoedake Erupts
Feb 14, 2011 - Shinmoedake peak, on the border of Kagoshima-Miyazaki prefectures in Japan, has erupted explosively for the first time in 52 years. Volcanic ash now covers about 7,000 hectares of farmland, and transportation has been disrupted.
JapanKate Gibson, American School in Japan

Man Admits to Being Father of Stepdaughter's Children
Feb 16, 2011 - A 48-year-old year old German man, identified only as Detlef S., has confessed to being the father of eight of his stepdaughter's children. Furthermore, he is accused of sexually abusing his daughter, stepson and stepdaughter, which he denies.
ItalyElisa Cottarelli, Washington International School

Russian Islamist Leader takes Responsibility for Moscow Bombing
Feb 8, 2011 - Islamist leader Doku Umarov claims responsibility for setting up the January 24 suicide bombing in Moscow’s Domodedovo airport which killed at least 35 and injured over 100. This is part of a long bloody conflict between Russia & the north Caucasus region
United StatesMaxime Usdin, Washington International School

Lance Armstrong Announces Retirement
Feb 16, 2011 - The famous cyclist (39) announced his final retirement today, Wednesday, from his cycling career. He has decided he wants to devote more time to his family and the fight against cancer by expanding his “LIVESTRONG” campaign.
United StatesLuna van den Brink, Washington International School

18 Dead in Tamaulipas, Mexico
Mar 8, 2011 - Shots were exchanged between rival gangs Los Zetas and the Gulf drug cartels in the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico. Eighteen people were killed in the crossfire at around 6:50AM on Monday.
United StatesCamila Salvador, Washington International School

Angry activists stop a whale hunt in Japan
Feb 16, 2011 - Although the Japanese government banned commercial whale hunting in 1986, the Sea Shepard Conservation Society (a US-based environmental group) has been chasing the Japanese fleet’s mother ship.
United StatesCamila Salvador, Washington International School

Pirates on Board
Feb 8, 2011 - On Tuesday February 8, 670 miles east of Yemen’s Socotra Island, Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean took over an Italian oil tanker. The tanker was travelling from Sudan to Malaysia when five assailants launched rocket propelled grenades.
United StatesYasmine Kyriakos-Saad, Washington International School

A New Government for Palestine?
Feb 8, 2011 - Ramallah, a Palestinian city in the West Bank, will be holding elections in July of this year. Originally, the polls were supposed to take place in July of last year, but were postponed after Hamas (an Islamist political party) refused to take part.
United StatesCamila Salvador, Washington International School

Swiss Social Worker Confessed to the Sexual Abuse of 114 People
Feb 8, 2011 - Prosecutors stated that a Swiss man, 54, has confessed to abusing 114 children and disabled adults in nine different care homes for over thirty years.
FranceEmilie Wilde, Washington International School

Egyptologists and Archaeologists restore damaged Artifacts
Feb 8, 2011 - On Sunday February 6, work to repair ancient Egyptian artifacts damaged by looters in the recent protests began.Conservationists are concerned that some of the nation’s priceless treasures will fall into the hands of looters.
United StatesNora van Trotsenburg, Washington International School

Lack of Egyptian Media Coverage in China
Feb 8, 2011 - The Communist government in China has censored the Chinese people’s knowledge of the ongoing conflicts in Egypt. Although citizens are receiving some information regarding the fight against corruption and inflation in Cairo, it is severely limited.
United StatesElisa Wiseman, Washington International School

14 Year-Old Girl Dies After Being Ordered by Court to be Lashed
Feb 8, 2011 - After being suspected of having an affair with a married man, fourteen year-old Hena Begum of Bangladesh was sentenced to 80 public lashes. After her death, the first autopsy was inconclusive, stating that there were no internal or external signs of harm.
United StatesAllegra Moorehead, Washington International School

Aristide Receives New Passport
Feb 8, 2011 - After 7 years in exile in South Africa, Haiti’s ex-President, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, receives a new passport and a chance to return legally. This potential shakeup comes as Haitians are protesting for the step down of President Rene Preval.
BelgiumValentine Courouble, Washington International School

Romanian officials threaten the witches of the 'land of Dracula' with a new bill.
Feb 8, 2011 - Shortly after Romanian officials began taxing the country's witches for their craft, a bill may be put in place with new laws punishing them if their forecasts are proved inaccurate.
United StatesCasey Parks, Washington International School

Facebook Revival in Syria
Feb 8, 2011 - Syrian authorities are set to lift a five-year ban on the social networking site Facebook. The move is seen as an attempt to try to please the public and prevent uprisings in light of recent revolts in many neighbouring countries.
SwedenJacob Alex Ware, Washington International School

French Prime Minister Stated Mubarak lent him Plane for Holiday Vacation
Feb 8, 2011 - A statement from Francois Fillon’s office said that the Prime Minister paid for his flight from France to Egypt.
FranceEmilie Wilde, Washington International School

Card company to face prosecution for producing Hitler cards
Feb 8, 2011 - It is illegal to show the swastika sign in Germany, which is what a card-making company has done. They produced cards with images of Hitler, the swastika, and other evil dictators. They now face prosecution.
United StatesClaire Sams, Washington International School

Popularity: Does it affect bullying?
Feb 8, 2011 - Recent research suggests that popular kids are the ones usually bullying their peers. But wait, here's something you wouldn't expect. Those who are most popular, at the top of the social hierarchy, are the least aggressive when it comes to bullying.
United StatesAndre Wowk, Washington International School

Silvio Berlusconi: Prime Minister or Pedophile?
Feb 8, 2011 - Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's Prime Minister, has been accused of having sex with an under aged prostitute; it has also been said he used his power to free her from jail. The 17-year-old Karima El Mahroug ("Ruby") was detained for a theft but soon released.
ItalyLilli Wagstaff, Washington International School

CBS correspondent attacked and arrested in Cairo
Feb 16, 2011 - CBS correspondent Lara Logan was brutally attacked by a mob in Cairo on the February 11th. Earlier, before being sexually assaulted and beaten by a mob, she and her news crew were arrested by the Egyptian police and detained.
United StatesMaya Mallaby-Kay, Washington International School

Church under Fire in Indonesia
Feb 8, 2011 - Multiple churches were set on fire in Temmanggung, Indonesia as a form of retaliation for the offensive actions against Islam by a Christian man.
United StatesYonathan Dawit, Washington International School

Violent Protests in Libya
Feb 16, 2011 - Hundreds of Libyans have taken to the streets in the town of Benghazi to protest the government of Muammar Gadaffi. So far, fourteen people have been injured in the clashes between police and protestors.
United StatesCaleb Diamond, Washington International School

Green Bay Packers Win Super Bowl XLV
Feb 7, 2011 - Wisconsin's Packers bring the Lombardi Trophy back to Green Bay after quarterback Aaron Rodgers leads team to 31-26 defeat of the Pittsburg Steelers.
United StatesMackenzie Franz, Washington International School

Aaron Rodgers leads the Packers to victory in Super Bowl XLV
Feb 6, 2011 - As Ben Rothlisberger and the Pittsburg Steelers failed to convert on fourth down with about a minute to go, the result was inevitable, the Green Bay Packers were taking home the Lombardi trophy once again. Super Bowl XLV ended in a close 31 - 25.
United StatesEvan Hirsh, Washington International School

Assange heads to court to face sexual abuse charges
Feb 7, 2011 - Julian Assange, the controversial founder of Wikileaks went to court today to see whether or not he would be extradited to his native Sweden for charges of sexual abuse.
FranceThibaut Dupuy, Washington International School

Chipotle feels the heat after Immigration issues
Feb 7, 2011 - More than half of the staff at popular fast-food restaurant, were discovered to have been working as illegal immagrants in the state of Minesotta. Chipotle's restaurants in Washington, DC and Virginia are subject to investigation, sparking debate.
FranceThibaut Dupuy, Washington International School

Assange heads to court for sexual abuse charges
Feb 7, 2011 - Julian Assange, the controversial founder of Wikileaks went to court today to see whether or not he would be extradited to his native Sweden for charges of sexual abuse. He was quoted as saying that the accusations were "empty."
FranceThibaut Dupuy, Washington International School

Europeans help Tunisians in destroying Ben Ali
Feb 1, 2011 - Ex-Tunisian Leader Ben Ali’s private jet is being held by the French and his assets are being frozen. The Swiss have frozen tens of millions of Francs; the European Union Foreign Ministers seem to be supporting Tunisia in any requests they have regarding
ItalyLilli Wagstaff, Washington International School

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak steps down
Feb 11, 2011 - After weeks of protests led by the Muslim Brotherhood, Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's president of more than 30 years, gave in to the peoples' demands and stepped down. Mubarak's resignation was received with exuberant celebrations in Cairo.
United StatesEvan Hirsh, Washington International School

Deaths of Afghan civilians hit record highs
Feb 1, 2011 - According to the Kabul-based Afghanistan Rights Monitor, a record breaking 2,421 innocent civilians were killed last year. This is the highest level of civilian deaths since the US-led invasion began.
United StatesCamila Salvador, Washington International School

Uganda’s gay community comes together to mourn
Feb 1, 2011 - The Ugandan gay and lesbian community are mourning the death of, David Kato, one of their prominent activists. After years of angry threats, anti-gay protesters have actually made a move against the gay community by killing the activist.
BelgiumValentine Courouble, Washington International School

President Medvedev pledges to avenge Moscow airport bombings
Jan 24, 2011 - In a statement following the attack, Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev promised to bring the perpetrators of the recent bombing of Domodedov Airport to justice. The attack, which occured on January 24, 2011, left 35 dead and over 100 injured.
United StatesEvan Hirsh, Washington International School

Egyptians Want President Mubarak Out
Jan 26, 2011 - Protesters gather in Cairo streets on Tuesday and Wednesday to demand an end to Mubarak's 30-year rule. Police retaliated brutally against protesters, who were reportedly inspired by protests in Tunisia.
JordanLeila Nashashibi

Bombs in Iraq kill over 50 people in the town of Karbala
Jan 20, 2011 - Violence continues in the war-torn country of Iraq, with a series of two bomb attacks near the town of Karbala. Local officials report 50 people killed and over 150 injured. Although the war in Iraq is officially over, attacks still happen regularly.
GermanyAnton Baker, Washington International School

F.B.I. and Police Arrest More Than 100 in Mob Sweep
Jan 20, 2011 - In a blanket assault against seven mob families in New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island, the F.B.I. and local authorities began arresting close to 130 people on Thursday on charges including murder, racketeering and extortion.
United StatesCyrus Jalinous, Washington International School

Gas explosion kills miners in Colombia
Jan 26, 2011 - In Northern Columbia an explosion of gas has killed at least five miners and left at least 13 trapped and many others missing.
BrazilSophia Vallada, Washington International School

Cameron looks to Improve England’s Health Service
Jan 20, 2011 - England’s Prime Minister, David Cameron hopes to reorganize the country’s healthcare. He argues that the health service bill is essential to allow doctors, patients and localities more control of how the health budget is spent.
United StatesCatherine Tanner, Washington International School

Hong Kong Expands Universities
Jan 31, 2011 - Universities in Hong Kong are planning to increase the number of undergraduate students starting in the academic year of 2012. The universities need to find space for new facilties required for these plans. Students will spend one less year in high schoo
NetherlandsZoe van den Brink, Washington International School

Mad Men makes for Happy Smokers
Jan 20, 2011 - An experiment carried out by Dartmouth University scanned 17 non smokers’ and 17 smokers’ brains while they were watching the show” Mad Men”, in which smoking is heavily featured, and found that the areas of the brain that focus on coordinating and planni
TunisiaLilia Fetini, Washington International School

2010 temperatures hit new high
Jan 20, 2011 - While it was snowing in North America temperatures were rising in countries around the world. It was 0.53 degrees C warmer than the average between the years of 1961-90, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
United StatesCarolyn Diggs Townsend, Washington International School

Leaked UN Report Hints at Secret North Korean Nuclear Sites
Feb 1, 2011 - For the last few years, rising fears have been expressed worldwide about N Korea's nuclear program, especially as tensions with S Korea increase. A US scientist, Siegfried Hecker reports that N Korea may have secret nuclear sites.
United StatesMaxime Usdin, Washington International School

Teenager admits to having sex with “Berlusca”
Jan 20, 2011 - Berlusconi is now being seriously accused of having sex with El Mahrough, now 18 years old, while she was under age. This girl, nicknamed Ruby, had a roommate who said that the rumors were true. This case will be taken to court.
ItalyFrancesco Amorosino, Washington International School

New country chooses name
Feb 16, 2011 - The southern region of Sudan will become a new country, named South Sudan, on July 9, 2011. After years of problems within the country the southern population almost unanimously voted to become an independent nation.
BelgiumValentine Courouble, Washington International School

Facebook 'bug' blamed for hackings
Jan 26, 2011 - Numerous posts and links on facebook have been linked to an actual "bug" and not credited by Zuckerberg.
United StatesJake Miller, Washington International School

Egyptian protest continues with characterized cabinet
Jan 29, 2011 - The Egytian protests continue for a fifth day as demonstrators fight for president Hosni Mubarak to resign from his 30-year presidency. Later that day, Mubarak began to name the new members of the Egyptian cabinet.
NetherlandsZoe van den Brink, Washington International School

Ireland back on right track?
Feb 1, 2011 - The Republic of Ireland looks set to finally hold a general election on the 25th of February, the first national vote since the bail-out. Ireland was forced into the 85 billion Euro bail-out after a tough economic plunge.
SwedenJacob Alex Ware, Washington International School

Buried man found alive: Brazil landslides
Jan 20, 2011 - Landslides in Brazil have taken about 700 lives, and displaced more than 14000 people. However, for Marcelo Fonseca, there was light for Marcelo, as he was unburied from under 13 feet of mud earlier today.
MexicoNatania Levy, Washington International School

House to begin work on health care law substitute
Jan 20, 2011 - House Republicans stepped up their campaign against President Obama's health care overhaul Thursday, voting to begin drafting a measure to replace the controversial new law.
United StatesMatt Chisek, Washington International School

China's Hu meets Congress critics amid economic fears
Jan 20, 2011 - On his four - day tour of the US, Chinese President Hu Jintao met with US polititians to discuss the economic relations between the countries and to hear the concerns of important US politians, including John Boehner and Harry Reid.
United StatesEvan Hirsh, Washington International School

Elite surfers meet in Hawaii to surf 20-foot waves
Jan 20, 2011 - Quiksilver selected a group of the world’s best surfers to gather in Hawaii on Wednesday to participate in an elite tournament honoring Eddie Aikau.
BrazilEsteban Martinez, Washington International School

Facebook used to organize demonstration in Sudan
Feb 1, 2011 - On January 30, protesters gathered in Khartoum, Sudan in a movement to oust President Omar al- Bashir. They were unhappy with the economic state and political oppression in Sudan. Protesters say this was inspired by the revolts in Tunisia and Egypt.
United StatesAllyson Quirk, Washington International School

Berlusconi under investigation for allegedly having sex with a teen-aged prostitute
Jan 14, 2011 - Berlusconi has been accused of spending some nights with 17 year old night-club dancer Karima El Mahrough. He is suspected of having done so from February to May 2010.
ItalyFrancesco Amorosino, Washington International School

Student jailed for his answer on an exam
Feb 1, 2011 - 17-year-old Sami Ullah, a high school student in Karachi, Pakistan, was recently arrested for supposedly insulting Muslim prophet Mohammed in a school exam in April 2010. In Pakistan, the law states that anyone who offends the prophet will be punished.
ItalyElisa Cottarelli, Washington International School

Colloseum in danger
Jan 19, 2011 - A private citizen, Diego Della Valle, a wealthy shue business man, offered 25 million of euro for the restoration of the Colosseum, the symbol of Italy.
Italysimone, American Overseas School of Rome

Is there a connection between the floods in Brazil and Australia and the epic snowfall in North America?
Jan 14, 2011 - The lead forecaster at Columbia University’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society suspects the North Atlantic Oscillation and La Niña, two weather phenomena, to be guilty of the strange weather the world is experiencing.
United StatesCarolyn Diggs Townsend, Washington International School

Almost 35,000 deaths after four short years
Jan 14, 2011 - Over the past four years Mexico’s drug wars have taken the lives of 34,600 innocent bystanders, drug cartel members, and government soldiers. Statistics show a decrease in deaths in the last quarter of 2010 but its significance is uncertain.
MexicoNatania Levy, Washington International School

Mass Exodus Out of Egypt
Feb 1, 2011 - Due to the continued political unrest occurring in Egypt, American and Canadian citizens are being evacuated by their respective governments. Other countries like Japan, England and Thailand are to follow suit.
United StatesYonathan Dawit, Washington International School

Students Protesting at Italian Monuments
Jan 19, 2011 - During this past week, students have been marching through Italian cities, blocking roads and railway lines, and "taking over" tourist sites all over the country such as the Colosseum and the Leaning Tower of Pisa in hopes of drawing attention.
ItalyNathalie Notarianni, American Overseas School of Rome

Pope John Paul II to be Beatified on May 1
Jan 14, 2011 - It has been confirmed that John Paul II will finalize his passage to sainthood on May 1, the first Sunday after Easter. Thousands of people are expected to attend the beatification ceremony, including Pope Benedict XVI.
United StatesCatherine Tanner, Washington International School

Chernobyl: Environmental dead zone or eco-haven?
Jan 14, 2011 - In Chernobyl, Northern Ukraine, the absence of humans has seen nature seemingly flourish in the town's deserted streets, squares and buildings, apparently defying the radiation that leaked out when reactor number four exploded on April 26, 1986.
United StatesMatt Chisek, Washington International School

Obama speaks at Memorial Service in Tucson
Jan 14, 2011 - On Wednesday, January 12, President Barack Obama adressed the crowd that gathered to attend the memorial service for the victims of the recent massacre in Tuscon, Arizona.
United StatesEvan Hirsh, Washington International School

New Zodiac Sign Dates: Ophiuchus The 13th Sign?
Jan 14, 2011 - Astronomer Parke Kunkle says that due to changes in the Earth's alignment the dates of many zodiac signs have changed, according to NBC. In addition, there may be a 13th Zodiac sign: Ophiuchus.
United StatesCyrus Jalinous, Washington International School

Anti-government demonstrators arrested in Egypt
Jan 26, 2011 - About 700 people were arrested in Egypt during the anti-government protests. Protests broke out in several major cities, including capital Cairo, on Tuesday. The officials say that such public gatherings will no longer be tolerated.
LithuaniaIndre Bilvinaite, Washington International School

Chaos Erupts in Tunis
Jan 13, 2011 - After Tunisian military leaves Tunis today, rioting protestors demand employment and fight governmental corruption.
United StatesMackenzie Franz, Washington International School

Floods thrash through Brazil
Jan 13, 2011 - Deadly mudslides and floods have taken the lives of upwards of 400 people in Brazil, and represent an extreme risk for those still living. The country has been plagued by torrential rain ever since January 1.
FranceThibaut Dupuy, Washington International School

India to reduce troops in Kashmir.
Jan 14, 2011 - In the next 12 months, India is planning to cut a fourth of its security forces in the “populated area” of Kashmir. The troops shall remain located in the borders and not scaled in zones.
BrazilEsteban Martinez, Washington International School

Flood in Brazil takes the lives of nearly 400 people
Jan 13, 2011 - Deadly flood and mudslides have struck Brazil killing nearly 400 people. Rescue work is challenged by collapsed communication systems, severely damaged roads and bridges, and the loss of electricity.
LithuaniaIndre Bilvinaite, Washington International School

Suicide bomber kills 17 in northwest Pakistan
Jan 12, 2011 - A Pakistani car bomber made an attack on the Merian police station. Along with the bomb injuring 20 others, part of the building collapsed, as well as a mosque located inside. Pakistani Taliban claimed to have planned the attack.
United StatesCarolyn Diggs Townsend, Washington International School

Australian Floods Ravage Brisbane
Jan 12, 2011 - Latest updates state that floods in Brisbane have killed 12 people this week. 20,000 homes and at least 3,500 businesses were evacuated overnight on Tuesday and throughout Wednesday.
United StatesCatherine Tanner, Washington International School

German wine country under 7 meters of water
Jan 10, 2011 - Records amount of snow during December covered the western part of Germany. Post snowstorm temperatures rose sharply causing rapid thawing, inundating 30 small villages in as much as seven meters of water.
MexicoNatania Levy, Washington International School

Illinois Bill Eliminating the Death Sentence Is Approved
Jan 12, 2011 - After more than a decade of debate over whether the state’s system of capital punishment could ever be fair, state lawmakers voted on Tuesday to end the death penalty in Illinois.
United StatesCyrus Jalinous, Washington International School

Florida lives up to it’s “Sunshine State” status
Jan 12, 2011 - Snowfall has touched every state in the continental U.S with the exception of Florida.
TunisiaLilia Fetini, Washington International School

Illinois Bill Eliminating Death Row Is Approved
Jan 12, 2011 - After more than a decade of debate over whether the state's system of capital punishment could ever be fair, state lawmakers voted on Tuesday to end the death penalty in Illinois.
United StatesCyrus Jalinous, Washington International School

Amanda Knox: Killer or not?
Jan 11, 2011 - Amanda Knox, an exchange student in Perugia, Italy, was accused of murdering and sexually assaulting her British roommate. However, she claims to be innocent.
ItalyZhenNi Chen, American Overseas School of Rome

Southern Sudan’s Fight for Freedom
Jan 10, 2011 - Jubilant crowds lined up in the cool hours of Sunday night, long before the polls even opened to finally vote for their long awaited independence.
United StatesCatherine Tanner, Washington International School

Bhutan lets art experts help preserve the history of their kingdom
Jan 10, 2011 - The kingdom of Bhutan has now permitted a very limited team of art experts to enter the land to preserve its Buddhist history. The art that was found dates from the 17th century and seem to have been in good condition.
ItalyFrancesco Amorosino, Washington International School

Christchurch Disaster Continues, 6.3 Quake Devastates
Feb 22, 2011 - After the earthquake Monday 21st , the city of Christchurch experienced heavy aftershocks . With 75 confirmed dead and another 100 people still trapped, estimates say that the death toll could rise to 200 or 300.
JapanTarrant Skorji, American School in Japan

Kaka’ scores for Real Madrid after 264 days, Ronaldo gets another Hat Trick
Jan 10, 2011 - Cristiano Ronaldo scored three goals in a 4-2 victory over third placed Villarreal, becoming the league’s top scorer with 22 goals in 18 games. Kaka’ played his first game at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and scored Real’s fourth goal.
BrazilEsteban Martinez, Washington International School

“Birthers” Aborted
Jan 10, 2011 - The “Birthers,” a movement that has been trying to prove that Obama was not in the born in the United States and is therefore not eligible to be president, has had their suit in the Supreme Court rejected.
TunisiaLilia Fetini, Washington International School

Flash floods hit Queensland, Australia
Jan 10, 2011 - The small city of Toowoomba in Queensland was devastated with flooding on Sunday and Monday. Tropical storms began there in November, causing some of the worst flash flooding for the state in years. About 200,000 people have already been affected.
United StatesCarolyn Diggs Townsend, Washington International School

Ivory Coast: UN plans more peacekeepers
Jan 5, 2011 - On January 5, the UN Security Council received a request from UN peacekeepers in Ivory Coast to send 1,000 to 2,000 more troops to help prevent violence caused by the rapidly increasing political turmoil enveloping the country.
United StatesEvan Hirsh, Washington International School

Officials probe 'unusual' mass deaths of birds.
Jan 4, 2011 - Some of the nation's top experts are looking for clues into sudden, mass deaths of birds in two states over New Year's weekend. The U.S. Geological Survey is receiving samples from Arkansas, where as many as 5,000 blackbirds fell from the sky.
United StatesCyrus Jalinous, Washington International School

Boehner takes charge as new Congress convenes
Jan 5, 2011 - On January 5, Representative John Boehner was formally elected to be the 61st speaker of the House of Representatives, a position formerly held by Representative Nancy Pelosi. This marks the first time in four years that Republicans control the House.
United StatesEvan Hirsh, Washington International School

Top Pakistani governor assassinated in Islamabad.
Jan 4, 2011 - Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, a senior member of the Pakistan People's Party, was shot when getting into his car at a market. Taseer's guard had told police that he killed Mr Taseer, because of the governor's opposition to Pakistan's blasphemy law.
United StatesCyrus Jalinous, Washington International School

Plane Crash in Iran kills 77 Passengers
Jan 10, 2011 - While attempting to make an emergency landing during a snowstorm, an airplane carrying 104 passengers and crew crashed. The pilots of the aircraft reported technical problems when trying to communicate with the airport before the landing attempt.
GermanyAnton Baker, Washington International School

Sweden Keeps up its Image of Tolerance
Dec 16, 2010 - After overcoming the scare of the suicide bombing in Stockholm on Saturday, many Swedes have exemplified the reaction to the bombing as a demonstration of Sweden’s compassion and tolerance, qualities that play a big part in their national character.
United StatesCatherine Tanner, Washington International School

McDonald’s sued over Happy Meals
Dec 16, 2010 - Center for science in the public interest has sued Mcdonalds, accusing them of using the toys in happy meals to persuade children buy more of their products.
United StatesMatt Chisek, Washington International School

A supposed terrorist attack in Stockholm goes wrong
Dec 14, 2010 - Two bomb explosions in central Stockholm, Sweden were allegedly part of a failed terrorist attack. The explosions shook the district and resulted in one death and two injuries including the bomber, who was killed when he detonated himself late Saturday.
BrazilEsteban Martinez, Washington International School

WikiLeaks Founder Ordered Freed as Court Rejects Appeal
Dec 16, 2010 - On Thursday, the High Court in London granted bail to Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. A bail of $315,000 was granted by the lower court on Tuesday.
United StatesCyrus Jalinous, Washington International School

People with mental dissabilities misused and forced to work in slave-like conditions in western China
Dec 14, 2010 - In the western area of Xianjiang, two cases have been uncovered of factories who force mentally disabled workers to work as slave labour. Workers from those factories told reporters that they had to eat the same food as the dogs and were badly beaten.
GermanyAnton Baker, Washington International School

Two women arrested for protesting the humiliation of a beaten woman, Sudan
Dec 14, 2010 - A shocking video of a Muslim woman being beaten was published on Youtube, enraging two other Muslim women in Sudan. They protested against the humiliation of this woman and were arrested for doing so.
MexicoNatania Levy, Washington International School

African leaders meet with Gbagbo to deal with Ivory Coast crisis
Dec 28, 2010 - On Tuesday, December 28, African Presidents from Sierra Leone, Benin, and Cape Verde met with President Gbagbo of Ivory Coast to discuss his country's political crisis. The meeting may represent a turning point in the crisis afflicting the Ivory Coast.
United StatesEvan Hirsh, Washington International School

Government troops and ex-rebels face off in Ivory Coast.
Dec 14, 2010 - Government troops backing Ivory Coast's President Laurent Gbagbo were attacked by ex-rebels the 13th of December. Efforts to resolve the situation peacefully are still going on.
United StatesMatt Chisek, Washington International School

Kosovo militia may have stolen prisoners' organs, report alleges
Dec 16, 2010 - It has been discovered that the Kosovo militia may have stolen organs from prisoners of war who were captured by the Kosovo Liberation Army. Prime Minister Hashim Thaci under question for administering the inhumane treatment of prisoners.
United StatesEvan Hirsh, Washington International School

North Korea wanted Eric Clapton to perform.
Dec 16, 2010 - WikiLeaks revealed that North Korea was trying to make arrangements for Eric Clapton to play a concert in the city of Pyongyang. Kim Jong-Il’s second son, Kim Jong-chol, is a big fan of Clapton's and enjoys his music.
BrazilEsteban Martinez, Washington International School

Arizona massacre suspect: 'I planned ahead'
Jan 9, 2011 - According to written messages found in his home, the perpetrator of the Tucson, Arizona shooting, 22 year-old Jared Lee Loughner, reportedly planned the attack on US Representative Gabrielle Giffords beforehand.
United StatesEvan Hirsh, Washington International School

Desperate Prime Minister tries his best to win Confidence Vote
Dec 14, 2010 - Three time Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is set to face a Confidence Vote at the Parliament on Tuesday. He stated “He who votes against us is betraying the mandate received from the electorate."
ItalyMilind Mathai, American Overseas School of Rome

Assassination attempt against congresswoman turns massacre in Tucson, AZ
Jan 10, 2011 - Prosecutors charged Jared L. Loughner, a troubled 22-year-old college dropout, with five federal counts on Sunday, including the attempted assassination of member of Congress, Gabrielle Giffords, in connection with a shooting rampage on Saturday morning.
United StatesCyrus Jalinous, Washington International School

Private US space capsule launched into flight
Dec 8, 2010 - A secret capsule named The Dragon Ship launched from Florida at 10:43 EST today. It is expected to be carrying cargo and even astronauts in the future. This is the first of three test runs going on a circular orbit 300km above earth.
United StatesCarolyn Diggs Townsend, Washington International School

Suicide bombers kill 50 in Pakistan
Dec 6, 2010 - The attack targeted a meeting between leaders of an anti-Taliban militia and a top official in the Afghan border region of Mohmand. More than 120 were injured.
United StatesCyrus Jalinous, Washington International School

Pope could resign if his health fails.
Dec 7, 2010 - Pope Benedict XVI has had several medical checkups and will abandon his role as leader of the papacy if he becomes physically or mentally incapacitated. This would be the first time in 700 years that health problems forced the Popes' resignation.
ItalyIan Adidi, American Overseas School of Rome

Egypt calls in shark experts after attacks
Dec 7, 2010 - Shark experts began arriving in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on Tuesday to investigate what led to four attacks over the last week that killed one and injured three.
United StatesCyrus Jalinous, Washington International School

John Lennon's Final Interview Published On 30th Anniversary Of His Death
Dec 8, 2010 - It was 30 years ago today that former Beatle John Lennon was murdered by a crazed fan outside his home in New York. As part of that celebration, Rolling Stone magazine has devoted its final 2010 issue to a nine-hour interview with the singer.
United StatesCyrus Jalinous, Washington International School

Garbage Dump On Vesuvius Causes Riots
Dec 3, 2010 - Once again, garbage is piling up on the road sides of Naples, Italy. Neapolitans protested recently the governments plans to build a new landfill at the foot of Mt. Vesuvius. As a result of the consistent protest, the government has postponed the project.
ItalyOlaf Bergeson, American Overseas School of Rome

Israeli forest fire near Haifa kills 40 prison guards
Dec 2, 2010 - About 40 prison guards have died after being trapped in a forest fire that is raging out of control in northern Israel, police say.
United StatesCyrus Jalinous, Washington International School

Italian Bus Company Accused of Nepotism
Dec 3, 2010 - Rome's public transportation company, ATAC, has hired over 850 friends and relatives of directors. Many Romans have a hard time finding jobs, because of nepotism.
ItalyZhenNi Chen, American Overseas School of Rome

Monicelli's Tragic Finale
Dec 3, 2010 - The Italian film director Mario Monicelli committed suicide on November 29 by jumping from the balcony of a Rome hospital. Monicelli is considered and remembered as one of the greatest Italian comic film directors ever.
Italyfrancesco, American Overseas School of Rome

Educational Reform Bills Are Met by Violent Student Protests
Dec 3, 2010 - A recent bill limiting the number of courses offered at universities has been met by severe opposition by the Italian students. The mass protests, strikes, and riots have caused the higher-ups in the government to reconsider the passing of this bill.
ItalySyed Munim Husain, American Overseas School of Rome

Educational Reform Bills Are Met by Violent Student Protests
Dec 3, 2010 - A recent bill limiting the number of courses offered at universities has been met by severe opposition by the Italian students. The mass protests, strikes, and riots have caused the higher-ups in the government to reconsider the passing of this bill.
ItalySyed Munim Husain, American Overseas School of Rome

Obama and Vincent Gray Meet to Discuss Issues in Washington, DC
Dec 2, 2010 - After Obama said that he “wanted to do more for the city,” DC Mayor-elect Gray talked over several subjects with the president, including the DC Education system, and the Department of Homeland Security, which has been moved to Gray’s own Ward 8.
United StatesIke Allen, Washington International School

Night-Time Dip in the Trevi Fountain
Dec 1, 2010 - Police in Rome fined two Mexican women after they took an illegal night-time dip in Rome's famous Trevi Fountain. The two women jumped into the fountain hoping to reinact a scene from the movie La Dolce Vita and were supported by a cheering crowd.
ItalySanjana Srivastav, American Overseas School of Rome

Italian Prime Minister Takes Prostitution Out of Italian Streets
Dec 3, 2010 - Prime Minister Berlusconi has approved the bill which outlaws prostitution in the streets of Italy. The Prime Minister has recently been involved in sexual scandals involving minors.
ItalyAlessandro Fubelli, American Overseas School of Rome

Major Mafia Financer Caught
Dec 9, 2010 - Italian mobster Antonia Iiovine, one of the oldest leaders of the Caselesi gang, has been caught by the Naples Police Department after having been on the run for 14 years. He was a lead financial manager of his gang who's capture will have reprecussions.
Italystar, American Overseas School of Rome

Racism Hits Italian National Soccer Team
Dec 1, 2010 - Mario Balotelli, the first black player on the Italian National Soccer Team has had to endure massive amounts of racist abuse from his own supporters. Viv Anderson, a former player on the UK National Team urged FIFA to respond.
ItalyYael Gazit, American Overseas School of Rome

North Korea’s ‘Belligerent’ Bombing of South Rebuked
Nov 23, 2010 - North Korea’s attack on a populated South Korean island near their disputed border drew rebukes from the U.S. and Europe.
United StatesCyrus Jalinous, Washington International School

Madoff son found dead of apparent suicide
Dec 11, 2010 - At 7:30 this morning, Mark Madoff, son of Ponzi-schemer Bernie Madoff was found dead in his New York apartment. The death was an apparent suicide and as it occured on the 2nd anniversary of his fathers arrest, many are speculating on that being the cause.
United StatesEvan Hirsh, Washington International School

Mass grave discovered in Mexico containing 18 bodies
Nov 30, 2010 - On Friday, 18 bodies were found in a grave in Chihuahua, Mexico. During an interrogation with men who were detained for the possession of marijuana, the Mexican military was informed of
United StatesCarolyn Diggs Townsend, Washington International School

World Cup 2018 host country decided today
Dec 2, 2010 - Today, in Zurich, Fifa members will decide witch country is to hold the 2018 and 2022 World Cup.England, Russia, Spain/Portugal and Belgium/Netherlands are all competing for the right to be 2018 hosts.
ItalyFederica Lombardi, Washington International School

Putin and Berlusconi: The odd couple?
Dec 1, 2010 - Recent WikiLeaks documents describe Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, as having a “close” relationship which may involve personal business deals.
ItalyGiulia Occhiodoro, American Overseas School of Rome

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Pentagon study: Soldiers say gays in military would do no harm
Nov 30, 2010 - On Tuesday, the Pentagon released a long-awaited survey on the military's stand on the policy that prohibits homosexuals from openly serving in the military. The survey concludes that 70% of soldiers don't see a problem with gays serving openly.
United StatesCyrus Jalinous, Washington International School

15 year old student from Wisconsin shoots himself after holding class hostage
Nov 30, 2010 - Yesterday, a 15 year old sophomore held a teacher and 23 student hostage. He fired five bullets without injuring anyone, and later turned the gun on himself. The student is in critical condition, but not dead.
United StatesMatt Chisek, Washington International School

Ireland going to have elections in Early 2011
Nov 23, 2010 - With the financial crisis in Ireland causing havoc to the economy and leaving many without jobs, Ireland has decided to hold elections in early 2011. They hope a new government will improve the situation and drag Ireland out of its current crisis.
GermanyAnton Baker, Washington International School

10 arrested in terrorism probe, Belgian officials say
Nov 23, 2010 - Authorities have arrested 10 people from two different terrorist organizations.in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands
United StatesMatt Chisek, Washington International School

New chip implant developed to help the paralyzed
Nov 23, 2010 - A more modern chip implant has been developed to help paralyzed people carry out controlled exercises like rowing and cycling. It operates by sending electrical impulses directly into the spine, which is more effective than sending them through the skin.
MexicoNatania Levy, Washington International School

Families seek Cambodia stampede victims
Nov 23, 2010 - The deaths caused by a stampede at the water festival in Cambodia have gone up in numbers and now 378 people are believed to be dead.
United StatesEvan Hirsh, Washington International School

Suspected Nazi dies before trial
Nov 22, 2010 - Suspected Nazi guard Samuel Kunz died from unknown causes last Thursday at age 89. His trial was scheduled for next year, and had he been convicted, he would have been accused of assisting in the murder of 430,000 Jews at Belzec.
MexicoNatania Levy, Washington International School

Five-day Meeting to Save the Tigers
Nov 22, 2010 - Ministers from several countries gathered on Sunday at St. Petersburg after Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin began a five-day meeting to discuss the protection of tigers around the world.
United StatesCatherine Tanner, Washington International School

New Pill to prevent AIDS
Nov 23, 2010 - A new pill, called Truvada, has been tested to reduce chances of getting infected by AIDS. It is a blue pill that has proven to have reduced by 44% cases of infection from AIDS.
ItalyFrancesco Amorosino, Washington International School

William’s and Kate’s wedding date set
Nov 23, 2010 - The royal couple has set their wedding date for April 29, 2011. It will be at Westminster Abbey which also hosted the wedding of the Queen and the funeral for Princess Diana. Both 28, the couple were engaged in October while on vacation in Kenya.
United StatesCarolyn Diggs Townsend, Washington International School

Tehran Murder
Nov 29, 2010 - An Iranian nuclear scientis was killed in a motorbike attack in Tehran yesterday. He was a significant researcher in the Iranian nuclear program, and of special interest to US authorities.
United StatesAdrian Wowk

Alleged Christmas Tree Bomber Mohamed Osman Mohamud Heads to Court
Nov 29, 2010 - Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a 19 year old Somali American was arrested on Friday for trying to set off a car bomb near a christmas tree display at the crowded Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland, Oregan.
United StatesEvan Hirsh, Washington International School

Explosion shakes New Zealand coal mine; 27 missing
Nov 19, 2010 - A gas explosion ripped through a New Zealand coal mine while many miners were still inside. Five of them emerged an hour later, dazed and slightly injured while 27 are still missing.
United StatesMatt Chisek, Washington International School

Another head-butt in world soccer
Nov 22, 2010 - Samuel Eto’o, 29 years old, is an Inter Milan star who has often showed very sportsmanlike conduct. This is why, in the Chievo-Inter game, when he head butted Boštjan Cesar, the public was left in disbelief.
ItalyFrancesco Amorosino, Washington International School

Cocaine worth $340 million found in port Gioa Tauro
Nov 19, 2010 - Police found 10 tons of cocaine, worth $340 million in port Gioia Tauro, Italy last Monday. The drugs were found in containers shipped from Brazil. It was Italy's biggest cocaine possesion since 1995.
NetherlandsZoe van den Brink, Washington International School

Castro chooses successor for Cuban presidency
Nov 19, 2010 - After 49 years of holding power in Cuba, Fidel Castro officially delegated his power to Cuban Communist Party leader Raul Castro. Raul Castro was named head of the provisional government in 2006 when Fidel became too ill to govern.
IraqAria Marrogi, Washington International School

Harry Potter does magically well in the box office
Nov 22, 2010 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1) premiered November 19, and in the past three days grossed around 125.1 million dollars, making it the sixth best movie debut ever in North America.
TunisiaLilia Fetini, Washington International School

Wikileaks release causes stir
Nov 29, 2010 - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls Wikileaks release of diplomatic documents “an attack on the international community.” She went on to say that diplomats need confidentiality to be effective.
United StatesSikander Khare

Information about North Korean Nuclear facilities concern South Korean Officials
Nov 22, 2010 - South Korea received information that a “uranium enrichment facility” recently went into operation. This has taken South Korean officials by surprise and they are very concerned, and are nervously monitoring North Korea’s nuclear activity.
GermanyAnton Baker, Washington International School

Fire burns 81 prisoners in the Chilean prison
Dec 9, 2010 - More than 80 prisoners are dead after a fire broke out in a jail in the Chilean capital, Santiago, on Wednesday, December 1. Just over 80 people died while 14 were seriously injured.
Italysonia, American Overseas School of Rome

Israel begins work on Egypt border fence
Nov 22, 2010 - The Israeli Defense Ministry claimed today that work has begun on a border fence between Israel and Egypt. The fence is Israel's latest attempt to keep foreign militants out of the country.
United StatesEvan Hirsh, Washington International School

China moves again to control inflation
Nov 19, 2010 - Inflation in China reached a two-year high of 4.4% last week, and now the central bank is raising it's reserve ratio to 0.5, to keep down inflation in China's booming economy.
United StatesCyrus Jalinous, Washington International School

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Released
Nov 19, 2010 - The first installment of the seventh Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, receives favorable reviews after its much anticipated November 19th release. Critics call the movie detailed yet well condensed.
SwitzerlandMarina Relman, Washington International School

Cocaine found in birthday card
Nov 19, 2010 - In Belfast, over £40,000 worth of Cocaine, 110g of the substance, was found in a birthday card that was being shipped from South Africa, to its address in Glengormley, Ireland.
United StatesJake Miller, Washington International School

Chinas New Attempt to Control Inflation
Nov 19, 2010 - The Chinese central bank is increasing the level of funds Chinese banks would need to keep in control, in response to a two-year high of 4.4% inflation last week. The failure to control inflation could hurt the country's fast-growing economy.
United StatesTed Gilman, Washington Internation School

North Korea has been spotter working on a new reactor
Nov 19, 2010 - American satellites have captures the experimenting of light water reactors in North Korea. There are many health hazards linked to this, including an extreme spread of uranium.
BrazilSophia Vallada, Washington International School

Obama Returns from Asia Trip, Facing Unpredictable Congress in a Lame-Duck Session
Nov 15, 2010 - President Obama returned to the US on Sunday from his campaign across Asia. New represtatives and senators of congress are coming into Washington to claim their new seats.
United StatesCyrus Jalinous, Washington International School

President Lula da Silva of Brazil's aparment invaded
Nov 19, 2010 - In Sao Bernardo do Campo, President Lula da Silva's aparment was invaded. Robbers managed to enter the building through the garage easily sometime this week. Around 8 thousand reais were stolen, but no one had noticed until last night.
BrazilSophia Vallada, Washington International School

Huge antenna launched into space
Nov 15, 2010 - A US satellite carrying the biggest commercial antenna reflector ever put in space has been launched successfully from Baikonur in Kazakhstan.
United StatesMatt Chisek, Washington International School

START ‘reset’ under consideration
Nov 19, 2010 - A new START treaty, the continuation of a nuclear arms agreement between Russia and the US, is set to be ratified by both countries. Recent criticism of the treaty has put its reimplementation under question.
PeruGonzalo Paz-Soldan, Washington International School

Huge antenna launched into space
Nov 17, 2010 - A US satellite carrying the biggest commercial antenna reflector ever put in space has been launched successfully from Baikonur in Kazakhstan.
United StatesMatt Chisek, Washington International School

Facebook reportedly unveiling e-mail service
Nov 15, 2010 - Facebook is going to create an e-mail service that will be based inside the site itself. It will be announced today, on November 15th in San Francisco, California. Currently 500 million use, making it the most widely used social network in the world.
ItalyFrancesco Amorosino, Washington International School

Cholera Spreads through the Streets of Haiti
Nov 15, 2010 - The death toll in Haiti’s cholera epidemic has reached over 900, the government reported Sunday. On Friday, there were 917 deaths and more than 14,600 were hospitalized with cholera-like symptoms. The epidemic has spread through six of Haiti's provinces.
United StatesCatherine Tanner, Washington International School

Fourth anual Quidditch World Cup comes to a close
Nov 15, 2010 - Harry Potter mania is still alive amongst Americans. Thousands arrived at Dewitt Clinton Park in New York City on November 13 with broomsticks in hand, ready to participate in the magical event.
TunisiaLilia Fetini, Washington International School

3 Months after Flood, Still no Relief for Victims
Nov 15, 2010 - Three months after the catastrophic floods in Pakistan, Pakistani citizens are still l in desperate need of food and relief. Children are starving and desperate parents are absolutely helpless as they hear their children crying with hunger.
GermanyAnton Baker, Washington International School

Jury convicts man in killing of Chandra Levy in 2001
Nov 22, 2010 - After days of deliberation, Ingmar Guandique was found guilty for the 2001 first-degree murder of Chandra Levy, an intern for US Congressman Gary Condit.
United StatesCyrus Jalinous, Washington International School

7 Killed by Blast in Mexico Resort
Nov 15, 2010 - An explosion killed seven at a large resort south of Cancun, Mexico. The explosion is believed to have been started by a mixture of swamp gas beneath the hotel.
United StatesCyrus Jalinous, Washington International School

Greece’s Economy Continues to Plummet
Nov 15, 2010 - In 2009 the economic deficit in Greece stood at 15.4% of its annual economic output which is greater than the 13.6% deficit in April of this year. Their deficit goal for 2010 was to cut down to 7.8% while now they believe that it will only be cut to 9.4%.
United StatesCarolyn Diggs Townsend, Washington International School

Israel approves pullout from Lebanon border village
Nov 17, 2010 - Israel's cabinet has approved the withdrawal of its troops from the northern half of a village deemed by the UN to be inside Lebanon.
United StatesMatt Chisek, Washington International School

After being freed from pirates, UK couple has to deal with father’s death.
Nov 15, 2010 - Paul and Rachel Chandler were released this weekend after a $750,000 ransom was paid. They were held hostage by pirates for a year after having their yacht seized after setting sail from the Seychelles Islands. After being freed they found out that Paul’s
BrazilEsteban Martinez, Washington International School

Aung San Suu Kyi aims for peaceful revolution
Nov 15, 2010 - Burmese pro-democracy leader, Auung San Suu Kyi, was recently released from house arrest after Burma's first election in 20 years came to a close. Kyi stated that her main focus is to stage a peaceful revolution, and promote democracy.
United StatesEvan Hirsh, Washington International School

Japan's Economy grows 3.9%
Nov 15, 2010 - Japan's economy grew 3.9% in the last quarter. The growth rate is not expected to increase at such rates due to reduced exports.
MexicoNatania Levy, Washington International School

Cambodian Stampede kills at least 180 at festival
Nov 22, 2010 - During a Water Festival in Phnom Penh, the capitol of Cambodia, a stampede began when 10 people in a crowd fell unconscious. It took place on a bridge after a concert on Diamond Island.
United StatesCarolyn Diggs Townsend, Washington International School

House Panel Recommends Censure for Rangel
Nov 18, 2010 - Today, House Representative Charles Rangel is under a recommendation from the House ethics comitee to be formally censured for ethical misconduct. Rangel is a democrat, and if proven guilty, the balance of power in the House will shift even more.
United StatesEvan Hirsh, Washington International School

Cristiano Ronaldo accepts Daily Telegraph’s payout for false information.
Nov 8, 2010 - Ronaldo accepted substantial libel damages from the Daily Telegraph today. In July 2008, they stated that he was “living it up” at a Hollywood nightclub and possibly risking further injury to his operated ankle. This proved to be untrue.
BrazilEsteban Martinez, Washington International School

Chilean miner successfully runs New York marathon in under six hours
Nov 8, 2010 - About a month after being rescued from the mines, a Chilean miner has successfully completed the New York marathon in less than six hours. 34 year old Edison Pena had kept fit while trapped in the mine by jogging through underground tunnels.
GermanyAnton Baker, Washington International School

Fiery Suicides in Afghanistan
Nov 8, 2010 - Even Afghanistan’s poorest families have the simple supplies needed for preparing a fire. Recently however, Afghan wives have been using these supplies, not to make a common cooking fire, but as an escape from the enormous pressures of their lives.
United StatesCatherine Tanner, Washington International School

Amanda Knox to face trial next year
Nov 8, 2010 - American student Amanda Knox, 23 was convicted last year for the murder of her British roommate Meredith Kercher, 21, in Italy. Knox is to face trial for her crime sometime in the coming year.
United StatesCarolyn Diggs Townsend, Washington International School

Russian journalist beaten to death
Nov 8, 2010 - Since 2000, 18 journalists have been murdered in Russia. The criminals have neither been effectively searched for, nor convicted. November 4 marked the death of Oleg Kishin, beaten to death because of his political journalism.
MexicoNatania Levy, Washington International School

Israeli Iron Dome to be stored for the time being
Nov 8, 2010 - On November 7, Israeli military officials confirmed that, after months of deliberation, they have decided to store the Iron Dome anti-rocket system in an air force base. It will only be deployed when serious rocket fire comes from Gaza or southern Lebanon
TunisiaLilia Fetini, Washington International School

Haiti Cholera Outbreak Continues to Spread
Nov 9, 2010 - As of today it is estimated by Haitian authorities that 583 people have died from the cholera epidemic and over 9,000 with cholera-like symptoms are being treated. Due to the recent heavy rainfall, water-borne cholera has spread.
United StatesAdrian Wowk

More ancient Italian buildings could collapse
Nov 8, 2010 - In Pompeii, Italy, a 2000-year-old gladiator house disintegrated into rubble. Scientists predict more wreckage might occur sooner than once thought.
United StatesCyrus Jalinous, Washington International School

Israel Attack Kills a Top Militant in Gaza
Nov 4, 2010 - A Palestinian leader of an Islamic extremist group inspired by Al Qaeda was killed in Gaza when his car exploded near a central police compound. According to the Israeli army he was killed in an apparent Israeli air strike in Gaza City, on Wednesday.
United StatesCatherine Tanner, Washington International School

Eruption in Mount Merapi Raises Number of Deaths to 44
Nov 4, 2010 - After the Tsunami in Indonesia last week killed at least 449 people, Mount Merapi, a volcano in Indonesia erupted. Almost 75,000 people have been evacuated from the area and the number of deaths reported is said to have risen to 44.
United StatesCarolyn Diggs Townsend, Washington International School

After Engine Failure, Qantas Grounds A380 Fleet
Nov 4, 2010 - Qantas Airways suspended several jumbo-jets after after and Airbus A380 plane's engine exploded, resulting in an emergency landing.
United StatesCyrus Jalinous, Washington International School

It's never too late to say sorry
Nov 4, 2010 - President Boris Tadic is the first Serb ever to apologize for the 260-people Croatian massacre in 1991. Right-wing Croatian parties deny the validity of his apology, saying that his audience of 50 people was not significant enough.
MexicoNatania Levy, Washington International School

Frank Wolf takes 1 of 8 House seats
Nov 4, 2010 - Republican Congressional candidate Frank Wolf shut out Democratic candidate Jeff Barnett, taking 63% of the vote in Virginia's District 10. Republican candidates won every district in Virginia except Districts 3 and 8.
IraqAria Marrogi, Washington International School

US Fed Unveils new Stimulus Package
Nov 5, 2010 - U.S central bank announced on Wednesday that they will purchase 600 billion dollars worth of government bonds in the next eight months, in an attempt to boost the economy and create jobs.
United StatesMatt Chisek, Washington International School

Series of bomb threats in Greece
Nov 4, 2010 - Greek police found a bomb packet at the French embassy in Athens. Greek media reported that the bomb was destroyed and no one was hurt. This is the latest in a series of attacks by Greek leftist extremists.
GermanyAnton Baker, Washington International School

Tropical Depression Tomas Terrifies Southern Carribean
Nov 3, 2010 - Less than a year after Haiti was struck by a deadly earthquake, people in the country are bracing for another natural disaster. This strengthening storm, Tomas, could also hit Jamaica and the Dominican Republic.
FranceThibaut Dupuy, Washington International School

“Don’t ask, Don’t tell” still in effect
Nov 2, 2010 - On November 1 a federal appeals court made an additional ruling regarding the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. With an influx of Republicans in the House, there is pressure on the Obama administration to repeal the law while it can.
TunisiaLilia Fetini, Washington International School

Paris girl 'survives six-storey fall unharmed'
Nov 2, 2010 - On November 2nd, a Parisian girl survived a six storey fall from her apartment while playing with her 'older friend'. After a doctor's appointment, she was unharmed after landing on a cafe awning before being caught by a bystander.
United StatesHenry Bell, Washington International School

Pakistan mosque bombing kills at least 65
Nov 5, 2010 - A suicide attack in Islamabad, Pakistan occured Friday during afternoon prayers. The targeted mosque is frequented by anti-Taliban tribal leaders; the attack was lead by a Taliban militant.
United StatesCyrus Jalinous, Washington International School

In Bush Memoir, Policy Intersects With Personality
Nov 4, 2010 - Former President George W. Bush's newly released memoir,
United StatesCyrus Jalinous, Washington International School

Giants Win World Series
Nov 2, 2010 - First title since relocation to San Francisco.
United StatesGeorge O'Hara, Washington International School

Discovery of US-Mexico drug tunnel leads to confiscation of marijuana
Nov 4, 2010 - Police from the US and Mexico have found a tunnel between the two country's borders used to smuggle drugs, and seized about 25 tons of marijuana. Approximately 75 tunnels have been found since 2006, but drug trafficking and violence continue.
United StatesPhilippe de Gaiffier, Washington International School


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