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Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Latest Developments in Manchester Bombing Last Monday, a bomb went off inside Manchester Arena in England immediately following an Ariana Grande concert, killing 22 people and wounding 116 more. Salman Abedi, the 22-year-old suicide bomber responsible for the attack, has been described by those who knew him as having been, until recently, a normal teenager–though […]

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Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Brexit Officially Underway On March 29, British Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50, the official plan for any country that wants to leave the European Union (EU). The British government will also enact a Great Repeal Bill, which will end the rule of EU law in Britain. Once Article 50 is triggered, the […]

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Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Twitter’s War on Terrorism We live in a country that takes the freedom of expression and national security very seriously. That can make it can be hard to know where to draw a line between the two. Twitter, which has been responsible for providing a pivotal role in social movements such as Arab Spring, have […]

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Posted by on Jul 20, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Terrorist Attack in Nice Bastille Day, celebrated each year on July 14, is a French national holiday commemorating the beginning of the French Revolution in 1789. Like our Independence Day, Bastille Day is celebrated with military parades and fireworks. This year, the day was marked with tragedy and bloodshed. In Nice, a city located in […]

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Posted by on Apr 3, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Brussels Attacked The story has become and all-too-familiar one, all around the world: On Wednesday, March 23, members of the terrorist group ISIS detonated bombs in a public place. This time, it was an airport and nearby subway station in Brussels, Belgium. In the busy, early-morning rush hour, two explosions (40 minutes apart) killed 35 […]

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Posted by on Nov 27, 2015 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Terrorist Attack in Mali Just days after the mass shootings in Paris, terrorists shot and killed at least 20 people in the Republic of Mali in Africa. The Radisson Blu hotel, located in the capital city of Bamako, is near many foreign embassies. On November 20, at least ten gunmen entered the hotel, shot guards […]

ISIS Strikes Beirut and Paris

ISIS Strikes Beirut and Paris

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in Current Events, World | No Comments

Last Friday, November 13, terrorists conducted several attacks in Paris. There were also terrorist attacks the day before in Beirut, Lebanon. In both cases, the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) has assumed responsibility for targeting innocent bystanders in busy, public places. The terrorist group also officially claimed responsibility for the Russian airliner that had been […]

The Economics of Terrorist Groups

The Economics of Terrorist Groups

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in Economics, Top Stories, World, World History | No Comments

Last month, btw published news of “cultural vandalism” committed by the Islamic State (which is variously referred to as IS, ISIS, and ISIL). The extremist group appeared to have destroyed ancient artifacts in the Middle East because the objects were viewed as religiously offensive. However, there is growing evidence to suggest that ISIS has been […]

Crisis in Nigeria (Updated with video content)

Crisis in Nigeria (Updated with video content)

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Current Events, World | No Comments

Amid news of deadly terror attacks and threats across Europe, the people of Nigeria, located in West Africa, face ongoing atrocities at the hands of the extremist group, Boko Haram. Over the span of five years, the insurgency have massacred close to 10,000 people, many of them children, women, and the elderly. Who are these […]

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Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Anticipating Tourism in Cuba Earlier this month, btw brought you news of a landmark deal between the U.S. and Cuba. In response, Cuban businesses are making preparations for an expected surge in tourism. U.S. citizens will be allowed to use credit cards in Cuba. They will also be allowed to bring up to $100 worth […]