The Monday Catchup: UPDATED

A hostage escapes, via abc.com

 

Good morning! Here’s what you missed while studying:

The lead story: The hostage crisis in Sydney is now over after police raided the cafe with stun grenades. It is unsure exactly how many hostages were taken, but the man responsible for the attack has been identified as Man Monis, a self-proclaimed Islamic sheikh who has been accused of involvement in dozens of sexual assault cases.

HAPPENING NOW: A number of hostages, possibly around 30, are being held in a cafe in Sydney, Australia. Five hostages have escaped. The man responsible for the attack has possible connections to the Islamic State. The area, in downtown Sydney, is in lockdown.

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The Monday Catchup

via cnbc.com

Good morning! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

The lead story: An attempt by US special forces to retrieve hostages from an al Qaeda compound in Yemen failed. While approaching the compound the al Qaeda gaurds were alerted to the US presence and executed the hostages, an American and a South African.

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10 o’clock list: Other Social Media Kenyon College Should Get

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ICYMI, Kenyon got a a Snapchat a few weeks ago, and if that’s not how they’re gonna send out acceptances from now on, then what has this all been about? With Kenyon expanding its social media presence, what millennial-inspired fad will they turn to next? Queue that do-do-doo-do-do-doo dreamy noise that sitcoms have…

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