‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ author, Harper Lee dies at 89

Harper Lee, author of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, has died. She was aged 89. Her death was confirmed on Friday by the City Hall in Monroeville, Alabama, where she lived. “Mockingbird,” which was published in 1960, was drawn from elements of Lee’s childhood in Monroeville, Alabama. In steady prose shaded by memory and lyricism, she… Read More ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ author, Harper Lee dies at 89

Over 100 bodies found under prison in Colombia

Colombian authorities are investigating the disappearance and dismemberment of at least 100 people whose bodies were allegedly thrown into a sewer system underneath a notorious prison in Bogota. The investigation is focusing on La Modelo, one of Colombia’s largest and most overpopulated prisons. But officials say the practice of dismembering people and tossing their remains… Read More Over 100 bodies found under prison in Colombia

Clash in South Sudan U.N. compound claims 18 lives

Clashes inside a United Nations compound in South Sudan killed at least 18 people, including two Doctors Without Borders staffers, the organization reported on Thursday. The fighting erupted on Wednesday evening and continued Thursday at a U.N. civilian protection site in the northeastern city of Malakal, officials said. Doctors Without Borders teams reported treating dozens… Read More Clash in South Sudan U.N. compound claims 18 lives

Students to be allowed to carry handguns on campus at University of Texas, Austin

Students of the University of Texas, Austin would soon be permitted to carry handguns on campus. The University President, Gregory Fenves approved on Wednesday the guidelines for gun owners in light of a recently passed state law allowing guns on campuses. “I have thoroughly reviewed the policy recommendations of the Campus Carry Working Group and… Read More Students to be allowed to carry handguns on campus at University of Texas, Austin