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African migrants being sold as slaves in Libya. Courtesy of Afrika News
African migrants being sold as slaves in Libya.

Refugees caught in the Libyan slave trade

In Africa, criminal gangs promising to help refugees flee safely to Europe are selling refugees into slavery in Libya. Migrants unable to pay their captors are killed or beaten.

International News Roundup

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Planned renewal of inter-Korean high-level talks in jeopardy

Resumption of cross border communication in Korea appeared to be in jeopardy on Monday when Pyongyang, the capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, refused to confirm North Korea's participation.

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.

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.
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What Are Bitcoins?

You've probably heard of bitcoins through the news or in passing conversations, but what exactly are bitcoins, and how do they work? SCO is here to tell you the basics of what we know.

Faster than the speed of light? Nope, but close

The BFRs were initially proposed as a vehicle that could be used to make the journey to Mars. Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, proposes using these BFRs for travel at home as well as in space travel. BFRs are bigger than any rocket SpaceX has built.

Launching US space exploration to new heights

In July of 2012, Congress approved The National Aeronautics and Space Administrationís (NASA) new Space Launch System and the Orion Space Capsule, allocating over 18 billion dollars to the project. NASAís Space Launch System (SLS) is a powerful, advanced launch vehicle designed to further human exploration beyond Earthís orbit.