Todays News 9/30/16

  • Two US Marshals are charged with murder, after a video of them is released killing a 6 year old boy. [Link] Police Fyle
  • State governments collected $916 billion in taxes in 2015. This is a 4.8% increase in taxes collected in 2014. States collected 7.9% more in personal income taxes and 4.9% in corporate taxes. [Link]
  • The Sudanese Government is using chemical attacks against its citizens. It is possible 250 people have died from these chemical attacks. [Link] Africa Fyle
  • The US is building a $100 million drone air base in Africa. The base will cost $13 million a year to maintain and will be use to fight the terror war in North and West Africa. [Link] Africa Fyle
  • A US drone targeting terrorists, accidentally kills 22 Somali soldiers. No terrorist were killed by the drone strike. [Link] Africa Fyle
  • 2 Pakistani troops are killed by the Indian military in the contested region of Kashmir. This attack is apart of an escalation in tension between the two countries, both armed with nuclear weapons. [Link] India Fyle
  • Turkish President Erdogan shuts down 12 television channels. Most of the news stations were Kurdish news networks. Erdogan gained the power to shut down these channels by the state of emergency that was declared after the failed coup. [Link] Turkey Coup Fyle
  • Linked is a map of who currently controls what territory in Syria. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • The US coalition has bombed 2 bridges that cross the Euphrates River in Syria. Destroying infrastructure like bridges makes getting aid to civilians very difficult. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • The UN declines to do an  independent investigation into the situation in Yemen. The UN will instead rely on reports from the Yemeni government. This will likely result in a biased report as the Yemeni government is allied with Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is blamed for most of the civilian death in Yemen, including the bombing of schools and hospitals. [Link] US/Saudi War Against Yemen Fyle

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