[Oct. 2016 News] World Briefs

By Zach Strober

Hurricane Matthew Tears Through Caribbean, Heads Towards U.S.  

Hurricane Matthew left a path of destruction through countries such as Haiti, the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, and St. Vincent and Grenadines as it traveled toward the United States. Haiti, which was hit hardest by the storm, has a death toll over 1000 people and it is still rising. The U.S. braced for the storm by ordering evacuations of parts of Florida, North and South Carolina, and Georgia. Over one million people were left without power due to the hurricane. Hurricane Matthew made landfall on the U.S. on Oct. 8, as it tore through the coasts of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

 

Clown Craze Takes Over the US

At least seven people face felony charges for making a clown-related terrorist threat in Alabama. Although much of the clown hysteria is a hoax, there is some evidence of clown-related threats across the country. The craze started with reports  that clowns were luring kids into the woods. Lately, clown activity has resurfaced, as clown sightings have been reported in two dozen states. There are many different theories about why the clowns have surfaced. One of these theories is that it connected to the current presidential debate. People are comparing the clowns to Donald Trump, who is bringing personal issues into the debates, which has never really been seen before.

 

Third Presidential Debate

The third and final Presidential Debate took place on October 19th. The candidates answered questions about debt and entitlements, immigration, the economy, the Supreme Court, foreign hot spots, and fitness to be president. During the debate, Republican candidate Donald Trump made racially insensitive remarks, saying, “We have some bad hombres [in America] and we are going to get them out.”

 

NASA Launches Space Probe to Asteroid

NASA launched a space probe to chase down Beenu, a dark and potentially dangerous asteroid. The probe’s mission is to orbit Beenu and take pictures and scans of the asteroid. After a couple of months, the probe will start to collect samples of Beenu. If all goes to plan, the probe will catch up to Beenu in 2018 and will begin to collect samples in 2020.   

 

President Obama Addresses Syrian refugee crisis

President Obama plead for countries to fulfil a moral obligation to help alleviate the current refugee crisis in Syria. In addition, Obama convened a Leaders’ Summit on Refugees at the United Nations. At the summit, he also rejected presidential nominee Donald Trump’s idea to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.