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FC: World Events By Matt Carlson

1: Cain, Fraser. "Why Does the Earth Spin?" Universe Today RSS. N.p., 12 Sept. 2013. Web. 02 Jan. 2014.

2: Students evacuating the school | "Gunman Dead after Centennial, Colorado, School Shooting." BBC News. BBC, 14 Dec. 2013. Web. 15 Dec. 2013.

3: On Friday December 13th in Centennial, Colorado a student entered Arapahoe High School with a shotgun at 12:33 mountain time . This student was planning on killing a teacher in the school. The teacher fled the school when he realized he was a target. There were only 2 wounded students in the shooting. The students were escorted out by heavily armed police. Only one of the two students who were wounded were in serious condition. They later found the body of the shooter who had killed himself with his own weapon. I have noticed that there has been more school shootings in the news then there has been in the past.The school must be shocked that this has happened. I don’t remember that many shootings last year. The families are probably worried about the students who had been shot and especially about the student who was in serious condition. The school systems might need to change something in order to prevent more shootings from happening.

4: BBC News. BBC, 18 Dec. 2013. Web. 02 Jan. 2014.

5: Canadian military helicopter saves a man on a crane on December 17th in Kingston Ontario. The man was a crane operator that had gotten stuck on a crane because of a fire that had broken out below. The fire had been coming from an apartment below. The man only had suffered minor injures. The family had to be worried about this man stuck on the crane. There was no way to get down with the fire blazing below. Military helicopter had to save the man so that is going to end up costing a lot of money. The building below will either need to be destroyed or repaired and that will also cost money. The man had also suffered burns that will end up one his medical bill.

6: Hatton, Celia. "China Confirms US Warship Near-collision." BBC News. BBC, 18 Dec. 2013. Web. 02 Jan. 2014.

7: One of China's warships encountered a US vessel and almost colliding. The USS Cowpens met the Chinese ship on the South China Sea, on december 5th. The Chinese said that the event was handled with strict protocol. The Chinese claimed that the US ship had been harassing China's carrier. China says that the US ship has “posed as a threat to the military of china.” An incident has not happened like this since 2009 The Chinese have been having trouble with the the US boat for a while now. The US Cowpen needs to stay out of the South China Sea. The United States are in debt to China, the United States doesn't need make anymore issues. The way Cowpen has been treating China's Naval unit can affect the way China looks at the United States.

8: "Antarctic Rescue of Akademik Shokalskiy Ship Completed." BBC News. BBC, 01 Feb. 2014. Web. 03 Jan. 2014.

9: On the 24th tourist and scientist were stuck on the Akademik Shokalskiy. The crew had been stuck there for a whole week. They got stuck in the in the ice in Antarctic. Australians were sent in to rescue the crew. Australian Helicopters air lefted them by 15 out of the area. The ship is being retrieved by a Chinese ship currently. The families were probably very worried about the scientist and tourist. The money to have a the helicopter air lift them out of there is going to cost money. The ship they have is going to be stuck in the ice for a little while longer.

10: Jaboori, Rafid. "Iraqi Security Forces Fight Militants in Anbar Province." BBC News. BBC, 01 Feb. 2014. Web. 03 Jan. 2014.

11: Attacks have been happening all this week of new years. Iraqi forces are currently fight Sunni militants in the Anbar province. Some of the militants have armored vehicles that is around 250. Both cities in the province having been rising with this terrorist behavior. 23 people have been killed by attacks of the militants.Sunni Arabs say that they have been targeted and politically marginalised by the government that Prime Minister Nouri AlMaliki is leader of. The fighters have been freeing prisoners of police stations, and posting videos of them burning government property. The militants have been causing quite a harm in Iraq. This week they have killed 23 people of the province of Anbar which should affect families of the people killed. The Militants are fighting with armored vehicles and causing terrorism. The Militants claim to being targeted by the shia Prime Minister Nouri. So maybe they should change the Prime Minister because he is Shia. Since the leader is Shia it causes a lot of religious problems.

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