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Huge Explosions at Tianjin Port

The first explosion was the equivalent to three tons of TNT; the second, 21 tons. The blast wave hit residential areas several kilometers from the warehouse, damaging 17,000 homes. The second explosion was so large that Japanese weather satellite Himawari 8 picked up the blast in infrared.

Jack Scott, Staff Writer

August 28, 2015

On August 12th, several explosions rippled through the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin, killing 114 people, injuring almost 700, and displacing roughly 6,000. Seventy people, mostly firefighters, are still missing. The cause of the explosions, traced back to a chemical warehouse, is currently un...

Friday Links: What’s Happening in the World?

Junior Deborah Welch glues over the red, white, and blue of the American flag, morphing the top superpower’s national symbol into its close competitor’s flag.

Lacy Hamilton, Staff Writer

September 17, 2013

Syria Since the beginning of the Syrian civil war in 2011, the refugee crisis within the country has become an international matter. In July, the United Nations declared that the crisis is so horrendous that it nears the refugee crisis of Rwandan genocide in 1994. Because of the drastic results of the c...

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