News Briefs

Caroline Clayton
News Editor
Kathleen Ellison

Brussels bombings linked to Paris attacks.

At approximately 8a.m. on March 22, two bombs went off in the Brussels Airport, killing 30 people and injuring more than 200. At 9a.m., there was another explosion at the Maelbeek Metro station and all of the public transportation was shut down. The radical group, ISIS, claimed responsibility for the attacks, just days after Salah Abdesalm, one of the bombers from the Paris attacks, was arrested. There was a third bomb found in the airport hours after the bombings that was detonated. A manhunt for the third attacker is still underway as police have been looking for him since before the Brussels bombings because he is believed to be apart of the Paris Attacks back in November.

Hidden chambers discovered possibly containing Queen Nefertiti remains.

horus-153070_1280.pngRadar scans of Tutankhamun’s tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings show the possibility of two hidden chambers possibly containing the remains of Queen Nefertiti. The scans reveal that there might be two hidden tombs off the main chamber. The antiquities minister Mamdouh Eldamaty believes “It could be the discovery of the century.” The discovery of King Tut’s tomb in 1922 yielded over 5,000 artifacts, and this possible new discovery could lead to even more understanding of the life of the ancient Egyptian King.

‘The Bachelor’ ending breaking hearts.

heart black and white.jpgThe season finale of ‘The Bachelor’ was last Monday, March 15, ending with Ben Higgins to chose Lauren Bushnell to be his bride over JoJo Fletcher. The ending came as a surprise as many of the fans were hoping for Fletcher to win over Higgins heart. The new couple doesn’t want to wait long for their wedding, but do want to enjoy being engaged after having to spend three months apart. The new Bachelorette for season 12 is Fletcher, many are happy to see how love turns out for her, this season will air May 23.

American student sentenced to hard labor in North Korea.

American student, Otto Warmbier, was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea March 16. Warmbier was detained for trying to steal a propaganda poster while on a tour of Pyongyang. The student confessed to the offense which is being called a crime against the state by the North Korean Supreme Court.

SeaWorld ending their killer whale breeding.

orca-311319_1280.pngSeaWorld has announced that it will stop it’s breeding program of killer whales. This decision came after criticism for animal welfare groups about the treatment of their whales, which got greater a
ttention after a 2013 documentary. SeaWorld also said they will be phasing out their theatrical shows and will be partnering with Humane society of the United States.


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