The Flash #6: Drugs suppliers, Hurricanes, and forced withdrawals

In these testing times of midterms, deadlines and presentations, you may not always have the time to read up about what’s happening outside of the UCR bubble. Fortunately, Tabula Rasa has got your back with the most interesting news headlines of the past week.

Dutch Journalist shot in Sirte

Dutch photojournalist Jeroen Oerlemans was shot in Sirte, Libya. He was accompanying a team of mine clearers in the part of the city that was free from IS rule. Read the full story here.

Tax on Emissions

Trudeau announced that Canada will impose taxes on carbon emission, beginning in 2018, to achieve the targets set by the Paris climate change accord. Curious? Read more here.



Under orders of US intelligence agencies, Yahoo has been scanning emails of its users. It remains unknown why Yahoo was asked to do this. Read the entire story right here.

Tiny drugs suppliers
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The Nobel prize for Chemistry has been awarded to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir Fraser Stoddart and Bernard Feringa for the development of a machine which is smaller than a strand of hair. These machines can deliver drugs from within. Find out more right here.

Hurricane Matthew


Haiti has been left devastated in the trail of Hurricane Matthew. The death toll is currently close to 900 with many more at risk, as there have been accounts of cholera spreading. Read the entire story here.

Grab them…

HEMPSTEAD, NY - SEPTEMBER 26:  Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump makes a face during the Presidential Debate at Hofstra University on September 26, 2016 in Hempstead, New York.  The first of four debates for the 2016 Election, three Presidential and one Vice Presidential, is moderated by NBC's Lester Holt.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Once again, there has been a scandal surrounding presidential candidate Donald Trump. Tapes have surfaced from 2005, in which he makes a number of incredibly sexist remarks. People in the Republican Party have withdrawn their support from Trump, with some demanding his withdrawal from the race for president of the United States. Read everything right here.

Independence referendum 2.0?

The Scottish National Party has aligned itself against Theresa May, by stating that she has no democratic mandate to pursue a Brexit. They have been looking into a new referendum about the Scottish independence. Want to read more about the Scots? Click right here.


Annick Wijnstra, Class of 2017, is a History and Literature major, from Hoofddorp, The Netherlands.

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