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Tense stand-offs have continued in Hong Kong between protesters and police Courtesy of the BBC
Tense stand-offs have continued in Hong Kong between protesters and police

International News Roundup for Oct. 8 to Oct. 12

From Spain to Syria and North Korea, here are the week's big international news stories

International News Roundup for Sept. 25 to Oct. 6

This is not original reporting. All information has been compiled from the Washington Post, National Public Radio (NPR) and various news podcasts. Silver Chips Online posts this news summary to provide readers with a forum for discussion.

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Ebola epidemic worsens in western Africa

The Ebola virus currently spreading throughout western Africa has generated over 3,700 suspected and confirmed cases as of Aug 31, making it the largest Ebola outbreak in history.

Scotland votes to remain a part of the U.K.

The people of Scotland voted on a referendum on Thursday, Sept. 18 to stay a part of the United Kingdom (U.K.). Over 85 percent of eligible voters turned out to decide whether Scotland would become an independent nation.

Maryam Mirzakhani wins the Fields Medal in mathematics

On Aug. 13, Iranian Maryam Mirzakhani won the Fields Medal, becoming the first woman to do so in the award's 80-year history.

International News Roundup for May 1 to May 8

Updates from Ukraine, Nigeria, South Korea and Syria for the week of May 1 to May 8.

International News Roundup for Apr. 5- Apr. 11

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Watch the benefits roll in

Monday, October 6 saw same-sex marriage's greatest stride since 2013, when the Supreme Court announced it would not hear appeals to lower court rulings, which effectively legalizes same-sex marriage in five new states.

A school to be proud of

It's time to learn everything you never knew about Blair, from the history of its name, to now-famous alumni who once called Blair their high school.

Get it CuSTEMized!

Blair class of 2009 alumni Jean Fan founded her non-profit initiative CuSTEMized to motivate girls to envision themselves in science, math and technology careers.