Virginia students were prepared for shooting, not aftermath

Posted on   9:32 am

Students huddled inside laboratory closets and darkened dorm rooms across the University of Virginia while others moved far away from library windows and barricaded the doors of its stately academic buildings after an ominous warning flashed on their screens: “RUN. HIDE. FIGHT.”

Planet Earth welcomes 8th billion inhabitant

Posted on   9:31 am

Planet Earth welcomed its 8th billion inhabitant on Tuesday, a remarkable milestone for humanity that is set to propel India to become the world’s most populous country next year, surpassing China amid rising global challenges.