Category: World

Typhoon devastates the Philippines

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.

Russian Meteorite Tested

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.

World Cup in Danger?

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.