News in Brief

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~

Thousands fill New York City streets for march against climate change

An estimated 310,000 people marched in a New York City climate change demonstration on Sept. 22. The event, called the People’s Climate March, was one of many held around the world to raise awareness about the negative effects of climate change. The event is the largest march regarding climate change on record. The protest was also designed to create climate change dialogue the same week that leaders from around the world will meet at the UN Climate Summit

U.S. launches airstrikes in Syria

The United States, with the help of several Arab countries, launched the first airstrikes in Syria on ISIS overnight on Sept. 22. The airstrikes mostly targeted the Syrian city of Raqqa, an ISIS stronghold. These strikes mark the first inside Syria since President Obama’s address to the nation, when the president announced his plan to “degrade and destroy” ISIS.

U.S. Immigration detains three missing Afghanistan National Army soldiers

Three Afghanistan National Army soldiers who went missing during training exercises in Massachusetts were detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs on Sept. 23. The three soldiers, who were participating in training exercises at Cape Cod, were found near the Canadian border at Niagra Falls. They are being detained in a facility in Buffalo.

Israel kills two Palestinian murder suspects

An Israeli army spokesperson said that the two Palestians that allegedly abducted and killed three Israeli teens in June were killed on Sept. 23. The suspects were killed in a shootout with Israeli forces. The abduction and murder of the Israel teens, for which Hamas claimed credit, was one of the causes of the conflict between Israel and Gaza this past summer.