Popping the Olin Bubble: March Edition

3/1 Eight South African policemen arrested on suspicion of murder after dragging a man behind their police van.

3/2 Following the sentencing of Abdul Quader Mollah to life imprisonment for committing genocide and crimes against humanity during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War, over 50 die in protests demanding his execution.

3/3 A female 2-year-old in Mississippi born with the HIV/ AIDS declared HIV negative following treatment.

3/4 At least nineteen people killed in attacks by gangs during the Kenyan presidential election in Kilifi and the outskirts of Mombas.

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Popping the Olin Bubble: March 2012 Edition

2/1 Egyptian protestors outside the presidental palace in Cairo, demand President Mohammed Morsi to leave office.

2/2 The five men accused of raping a female student in India plead not guilty.

2/3 The inventor of the Etch A Sketch, Andre Cassagnes, dies at 86.

2/4 A skeleton found under a carpark in Leicester, England are confirmed to be the bones of the English king Richard III.

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Popping the Olin Bubble: February Edition

12/1 Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo withdraw from the city of Goma, located on the country’s border with Rwanda.

12/4 More than 40,000 people move to shelters in the Philippines in preparation for Typhoon Bopha.

12/5 Australian radio DJ’s pose as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles in order to get information from hospital workers about Kate Middleton who was being treated for severe morning sickness.

12/6 John McAfee is arrested in Guatemala and accused of entering the country illegally.

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Popping the Olin Bubble: December Edition

11/1 Cuban President Raul Castro said that the city of Santiago “looked like it had been bombed” after Hurricane Sandy hit.

11/2 Andrew Lloyd Weber announced he would donate over $600,000 to arts education projects across the UK.

11/3 Cuba accused the US of helping Cuban dissidents access the internet.

11/4 Syrian opposition groups held a first day of talks in Qatar. They hoped to shape the Syrian National Council into a possible government in exile.

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Popping the Olin Bubble: October Edition

10/1 The White House confirmed that it was the target of a cyber-attack, but that said attack only affected a non-classified system.

10/2 An annual mangold hurling event in Sherston, England, had to be cancelled due to a lack of vegetables.

10/3 Turkey returns fire into Syria after a Syrian shell hit near a Turkish plant, killing five civilians.

10/4 The maple syrup stolen from the Canadian Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve was found unharmed. There was much rejoicing.

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Popping the Olin Bubble: September Edition

9/1 Thieves steal millions of dollars of prized maple syrup from a warehouse in Quebec.

9/2 The White House releases President Obama’s beer recipe.

9/3 South Africa frees ~50 miners who were held for murder charges relating to the deaths of 34 other miners who were shot by police.

9/4 Three Indian white tiger cubs are shown to the public for the first time at the Liberec Zoo in the Czech Republic.

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Ripped from the Headlines: May Edition

4/1 Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy declared it had easily won the by-elections in Myanmar. This was supported by a later official announcement.

4/2 A 43-year-old former student of Oikos University in Oakland, CA, goes on a shooting rampage at the college, killing seven people.

4/3 General Services Administration chief Martha Johnson quit after it emerged $820,000 was spent on a training conference near Las Vegas.

4/4 The Chilean Supreme Court ruled in favor of building a dam in the Patagonian wilderness. The project still needs government approval.

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