Campus News

News in Brief

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~

ISIS beheads second American journalist
ISIS, the militant Islamist group prevalent in much of Syria and Iraq, has beheaded another journalist. Steven Sotloff, an American journalist, was  killed in a video released by
ISIS, though U.S. officials have yet to confirm the authenticity of the video. Sotloff would be the second journalist to be beheaded since ISIS has gained control of parts of the region. ISIS
also killed James Foley, another American journalist, in August.

Contaminated Fukushima soil to be stored in nearby towns
Fukushima Governor Yuhei Sato announced recently that soil contaminated by the 2011 nuclear power plant meltdown in Japan will be deposited in a facility within the affected region. The soil, which was removed to temporary lots from various clean up locations, will be stored between two towns that were hit hard, sparking controversy in the region. The meltdown, which was triggered by a tsunami and an earthquake, displaced more than 160,000 residents.

British Prime Minister calls for new law authorizing passport seizure of suspected ISIS militants
British Prime Minister David Cameron announced his support for a new law that would temporarily allow police to seize passports of British citizens suspected of traveling to Syria or Iraq to aid ISIS in their efforts to gain control of the region. Cameron proposed the legislation to the House of Commons on Sept. 1, arguing that the law could help prevent acts of terror in Britain.

Scotland to vote on independence
Scottish residents are registering to vote in record numbers as a vote for Scottish independence approaches. More than 4 million registered voters will decide on Sept. 18 whether or not Scotland will officially break from the United Kingdom and be an independent
country.