As of Oct. 31, the Federal Airlines Administration (FAA) agency now permits passengers to use approved electronic devices gate-to-gate. This signifies that travelers no longer have to turn off their iPods, tablets, or other non-cellular devices during takeoff and landing.
Ireland’s four-year recession has at last come to an official end. Planned to exit its three-year-old bailout on Dec 15, Ireland has seen a rise in its GDP this quarter and is looking forward to a potentially prosperous economic future.
On Friday Nov. 8, Typhoon Haiyan, known as Yolanda in Asia, struck the Philippines. It was accompanied by 235-mph winds and twenty feet of tidal surge. Early estimates suggest that Haiyan caused at least 10,000. In addition, the United Nations reported that the disaster displaced as many as 660,000 people.
On Wed., Oct. 16, a, 5-foot-long chunk of the Russian meteorite, Chelyabinsk,which fell to earth Feb. 15 of this year, was pulled out of Lake Chebarkula from a depth of 65 feet. When brought to the surface, the rock broke into three pieces, all of which were saved.
With the 2014 World Cup Brazil™ approaching, many teams are trying to earn the final qualifying spots. Thirty-two teams are allowed to advance to the World Cup, and 21 of those spots have already been taken.
On June 20, in Maranhao, Brazil, 20-year-old referee Octavio da Silva Catanhede Jordan ejected 30-year-old Josenir dos Santos Abreu from a soccer game. Abreu disagreed with the call and approached Jordan; the debate quickly escalated and Jordan pulled a knife on Abreu.
By Jonathan Friedland With less than four percent of its population over the age of 65, Papua New Guinea can easily be called one of the youngest countries in the world. One […]
by Kelsey Fleming In March 2011, political conflicts within Syria escalated into a violent and chaotic civil war. Over 100,000 people have perished in the past two years as a result of […]