In The News, September 25th

Over 300 casualties are reported after a serious 7.8 earthquake is southwestern Pakistan. Rescue teams and relief efforts have been swift in response.

Relief agencies in Syria are currently experiencing issues meeting the demands for assistance, leading to the situation to worsen even more so than before.

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Pope Francis this week, in response to rising migration worldwide, has called for a greater sense of cooperation.

In his U.N. address this past week, President Obama called for a greater diplomatic dialogue with Iran and urged the Iranian government towards cooperation with the international community.

Shamed former Chinese official Bo Xilai was sentenced this week for crimes involving bribery, corruption, abuse of power and embezzlement.  He was sentenced to a life-term in prison.

Kenyan officials are claiming that the Nairobi mall siege has finally come to end. A high number of casualties are expected and allegations are being placed against both sides in the hostage situation.

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas spoke out Tuesday night against President Obama’s new Healthcare Law. Sen. Cruz attempted to filibuster, but simply delayed the vote by a few hours.

Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, in his first UN address, spoke of the need for tolerance and cooperation in the international community.

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