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“The suffering cannot disappear without a trace, we need to understand how and why,” says Svetlana Alexievich, the 2015 Nobel laureate in literature and author of Secondhand Time.
Leaked documents reveal that heads of state around the world hide money in offshore accounts, NASA researchers report that climate change has altered the Earth’s wobble, and scientists find that touching the genitals of robots arouses humans.
An Oklahoma police officer is convicted of raping women while on patrol, Chinese officials accuse the Dalai Lama of sympathizing with the Islamic State, and a burglar hiding in a lake is eaten by an alligator
A gunman kills eight students and a professor in Oregon, the Palestinian Authority says it will no longer honor the Oslo Accords, and a candidate for the U.S. Senate admits to killing a goat and drinking its blood
The Taliban appoints a new leader, Iraq takes a four-day heat holiday, and Zimbabwe seeks to extradite a Minnesota dentist for killing and beheading a protected lion
The United States legalizes same-sex marriage, the Islamic State bombs a Shiite mosque, and a man named Rod is struck by lighting
The Calbuco volcano erupts in Chile, the country of Liberland is founded, and a woman is convicted of killing her handymen and feeding them to pigs