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The Flash #5: Poison, Rising Temperatures, And Less Intelligence

Somehow, we have already arrived at week 6. This means midterms, papers, presentation – the stuff of nightmares. Luckily, TR is there to provide the news, so that you can keep on studying.

VX poison

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Source: The Guardian

Kim Jong-Nam, half-brother of North Korea’s leader, died of a high dose of XV poison. Malaysian health minister said that the poison killed him “within 15 to 20 minutes”. The VX poison is a strong nerve agent, and is on the list of weapons of mass destruction. For more information, click right here.

 

Famine in South Sudan

Women and children wait to be registered prior to a food distribution carried out by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Thonyor, Leer state, South Sudan, February 26, 2017. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola
Women and children wait to be registered prior to a food distribution carried out by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Thonyor, Leer state, South Sudan, February 26, 2017. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

(source: Reuters)

Over 31,000 people are on the move, in search of food. The UN expects that by July, 5.5 million people will not have a reliable food source. Ever since 2013, with the start of a civil war, more than 3 million people have been uprooted and the lack of food has grown. Click right here for the entire article.

 

WikiLeaks

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source: AP

Spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson has stepped down as chief’s spokesman of WikiLeaks. Sneaky thing is that no one knew he had stepped down. While he remains working for WikiLeaks, he is no longer the face, that role is taken by Julian Assange. If you want to read more, click here.

 

It’s getting hot

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source: The Independent

Temperatures are on the rise, with a solid 17.5 º Celsius on Antarctica. Temperatures normally range from -10 to -60 Celsius. If this isn’t proof of global warming, I don’t know what is. Click here if you want to read the full article.

 

Calls for resignation

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source: IMG

Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the center of scandal. The Washington Post reported on two meetings between the Russian ambassador and Sessions, and these claims may be confirmed by the NSA. All the while, Sessions has denied any contact with the Russians, and replies to the article by saying that “I never met with any Russian officials to discuss issues of the campaign. I have no idea what this allegation is about. It is false.” Click here for the full article.

 

Weaker, smaller and less intelligent

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source: BBC

Polish member of European parliament said that women “must earn less than men because they are weaker, smaller and less intelligent.” Janusz Korwin-Mikke has been wrapped up in scandal. Last year, he referred to migrants as “excrement” and in 2015, he made a Nazi salute in the chamber. Want to read more? Click right here.

 

Obamagate?

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source: The Washington Post

“I’d bet a good lawyer could make a great case out of the fact that president Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to election.” Trump has yet again gone off on a twitter rant. Now, he is accusing President Obama of wiretapping. Where he got this information is unknown. A spokesman for Obama has discredited the claims, saying that “ a cardinal rule of the Obama administration was that no White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation […] as part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false.” Click here for the full article.

 

Annick Wijnstra, Class of 2017, is a literature and history major from Hoofddorp, the Netherlands.

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