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Volcano erupts in Philippines, 5 hikers killed, 8 injured

One of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines erupted and killed five hikers and injured eight more on May 7. BYU-Hawaii is home to more than 50 Filipino students and even more Filipino community members, so this news has hit home to people in Laie.

Whistle blower leaves US, reveals secrets

The former CIA employee who leaked top-secret information about U.S. surveillance programs said in a new interview in Hong Kong on Wednesday, June 12, that he is not attempting to hide from justice here but hopes to use the city as a base to reveal wrongdoing.

Young journalist accused of selling access codes to Tribune Co. sites

A 26-year-old journalist denied any involvement, when he was charged with giving away the login and password for the Los Angeles Times newspaper’s computer system to a hacker after being fired, reports AP.

Canadian Police intercept a terror plot to derail a train

Two men who have been accused in planning to derail a passenger train have been arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, authorities said on April 24. Canadian police have confirmed the plot has been linked to Al Qaeda.

Doctors warns against pranks like ‘Cinnamon Challenge’

On a Friday night with nothing to do, what could be more fun than videotaping a friend’s attempting to swallow a heaping spoonful of straight cinnamon?

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