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This week’s record-breaking global temperatures are likely highest in ‘at least 100,000 years’

Angela Fritz and Laura Paddison, CNN July 7, 2023

CNN -- The planet’s temperature soared again on Thursday to levels not seen in the modern record-keeping era, marking the fourth straight day of record temperatures. These alarming new records are likely...

Russian military vehicles move in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatist forces in Mariupol, Ukraine, Saturday, April 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Alexei Alexandrov)

Russia hits rail and fuel targets far from the eastern front

April 25, 2022

By DAVID KEYTON Associated Press KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia unleashed a string of attacks Monday against rail and fuel installations deep inside Ukraine, far from the front lines of Moscow's new eastern...

Trucks and supporters travel down Bloor Street during a demonstration in support of a trucker convoy in Ottawa protesting COVID-19 restrictions, in Toronto, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Crowds of demonstrators join rallies across Canada as Covid-19 trucker protests spread

Paula Newton CNN February 7, 2022

(CNN) -- From the western province of Alberta, moving east to Quebec City, and in cities and towns in between, thousands of Canadians have hit the streets in trucks, tractors, cars and on foot to protest...

The Taliban has taken over much of Afghanistan. American troops are still working to evacuate the capitol city, Kabul.

An Afghan Kent State student fears for safety of family in Afghanistan

Abigail Bottar, WKSU August 23, 2021

As the United States military continues to withdraw from Afghanistan, thousands of Afghans already in the U.S. are watching in horror. Noorulbari Mal is a master’s student studying journalism at Kent...

NEW DELHI, INDIA - APRIL 24: A man performs the last rites of his relative who died of the Covid-19 coronavirus disease as other funeral pyres are seen burning during a mass cremation held at a crematorium on April 24, 2021 in New Delhi, India. With recorded cases crossing 300,000 a day, India has more than 2 million active cases of Covid-19, the second-highest number in the world after the U.S. A new wave of the pandemic has totally overwhelmed the countrys healthcare services and has caused crematoriums to operate day and night as the number of victims continues to spiral out of control. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Getty Images)

India is spiraling deeper into Covid-19 crisis. Here’s what you need to know

By Jessie Yeung, CNN April 27, 2021

(CNN) -- In February, it seemed like India had gotten Covid-19 under control, with daily cases falling nearly 90% from the peak of the first wave last year.Now, the country is experiencing the world's...

A handout photograph made available by the Suez Canal Authority, shows floatation work being carried out on the Ever Given container ship which ran aground in the Suez Canal, Egypt, 28 March 2021. The Ever Given, a large container ship ran aground in the Suez Canal on 23 March, blocking passage of other ships and causing a traffic jam for cargo vessels. The head of the Suez Canal Authority announced on 28 March that efforts for the floatation of the Ever Given are continuing. Its floatation is being carried out by 14 tugboats that are towing and pushing the grounding vessel, it has on 27 March moved by two inches and the authorities hope that the ship will move further after the water starts running underneath it. Suez Canal blocked as container ship runs aground, Egypt - 28 Mar 2021

Ever Given container ship freed in the Suez Canal

Asmaa Khalil, Mostafa Salem, Magdy Samaan, Ben Wedeman, Mick Krever, Jessie Yeung and Zamira Rahim, CNN March 29, 2021

(CNN) -- The Ever Given container ship has been dislodged and is now floating, after blocking the Suez Canal for almost a week, authorities said Monday.Tug boats had spent several hours on Monday working...

A soldier stands guard on a blockaded road to Myanmars parliament in Naypyidaw on February 1, 2021, after the military detained the countrys de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the countrys president in a coup. (Photo by STR / AFP) (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images)

Myanmar’s military seizes power in coup after detaining leader Aung San Suu Kyi and ruling party politicians

(CNN) -- Myanmar's powerful military has taken control of the country in a coup and declared a state of emergency, following the detention of Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior government leaders in early...

The Gateway of India, one of the prime tourist attractions in Mumbai, is deserted as Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a complete lockdown of the countrys 1.3 billion people.

March 24, 2020: What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

The Associated Press March 24, 2020

As virus deaths accelerate in the U.S., President Donald Trump has gone against the advice of scientists and top health experts, claiming he will reopen the country and its ailing economy in weeks, not...

Scott Rainey

REFLECTION: Politics: Everything is bad, right?

Scott Rainey January 28, 2019

Last year, I realized that my entire personality started to become all about politics and everything that was wrong with it. This began during the 2016 election and continued throughout the majority of...

Jacob Ruffo is a junior journalism major and columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at

Opinion: Join the league of legendary spectators

Jacob Ruffo October 14, 2015

The League of Legends World Championship happens throughout the month of October and will continue until the championship series on Oct. 31. If you’re into competition at all, you should be glued to...

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