World News

Compiled by Nathan Whiteman
Feb. 12, 2016


SOMALIA: A Somali man snuck a bomb onto an airplane, detonated it in midair and was sucked out of the fuselage. The plane managed to make an emergency landing in Mogadishu.

SOUTH AMERICA: The United Nations is urging South American countries to lift bans on abortion due to the Zika virus, saying that women should have the right to abort carriers of the disease due to the high risk of birth defects.

NORTH KOREA: According to U.S. intelligence chief James Clapper, North Korea has restarted plutonium production and could soon have enough to make more nuclear weapons. This comes on the heels of long range missile tests.

TURKEY: The Turkish military detained 34 people and seized up to 15 kilograms of explosives they tried to carry across the border from Syria to Turkey. The group included 10 women and 20 children.