The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 produced a flood of conflicting information. In the weeks following the incident, aviation experts and investigators posited a variety of theories to explain the March 8 disappearance. Explanations ranged from a highly technical cyber hijacking to a startlingly simplistic…
Posts published in April 2014
The deadliest Ebola outbreak since 2007 has spread through West Africa since late March. With 218 clinical cases of the virus, including 141 deaths in Guinea, many countries in the region are facing a public health crisis.
The recent Nuclear Security Summit 2014, or NSS, on March 24 and 25 featured global nuclear powers coming together to improve nuclear security.
Last week Pope Francis asked for forgiveness for the damage done to children who have been abused by members of the clergy and asserted that sanctions must be imposed to tackle the problem of child abuse within the Church. It is the first time a pope…
Mary Barra, the CEO of General Motors (GM), came under fire as she appeared before Congress on April 1, to answer for the corporation’s prolonged failure to fix an ignition switch defect, recently linked to 13 deaths.
Since 2012 – when Qatar was chosen to host the 2022 World Cup – an estimated 900 Indian and Nepalese workers have died in the building of stadiums, an airport, a subway system and a port.
Currently 600,000 people are what researchers describe as “modern day slaves” in the small north-west African country of Mauritania. As a term, modern day slaves are all those in debt bondage, forced marriage or victims of human trafficking.
The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) is receiving more criticism than ever before for not being an accurate indicator of academic performance.