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.
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.
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.
After worldwide conservationists came to Honolulu on Sept. 1, BYU-Hawaii students and professors reflected how regardless of individual differences in culture, people can unite in preserving each other’s sacred places.
During a special devotional on national television, LDS youth and Brazilian singer Nicole Luz wore her Young Women pendant during her performance. The devotional was held in preparation for the 2016 Summer Olympics convening in Rio de Janeiro.