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NASA ends one-year isolation experiment on Big Island

To prepare for a potential mission in the 2030s, researchers studied six people living like astronauts in a dome on top of the volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii. The goal was to reveal what it would be like to send astronauts to Mars and to study the effects on the human mind.

Militant group bombs hometown of Filipino president in response to drug law enforcement, students say

On Sept. 3, the President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte declared a state of lawlessness after a deadly blast killed 14 people and injured 70, according to the Associated Press. The blast took place in President Duterte’s hometown of Davao.

BYU student found tutoring Kim Jung-un, relative says family wasn't surprised

David Sneddon disappeared twelve years ago while spending the summer studying at Beijing International University. The BYU student was last seen hiking near the Tiger Leaping Gorge in China’s Yunnan province in 2004 and was recently supposedly spotted in North Korea, according to CNN.

Second deadliest earthquake since 2000 strikes Italy

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck central Italy in the early morning of Aug. 23, resulting in three flattened towns and 291 deaths. BYU-Hawaii students with ties to Italy said their hearts were startled.

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