International News In Brief

Deborah Chu Apr 3, 2016

Cyberattack temporarily shuts down Hungarian government website

BUDAPEST — On Saturday, over 62,000 cyber-attacks that targeted the computer network of the Hungarian government were registered in Hungary in a single day, according to officials. Access to several websites were temporarily blocked, including the main websites of the government and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, among others. The government says the attacks came from outside the country.

Source: The Associated Press

Overpass collapse in India attributed to construction firm

KOLKATA — Authorities in Kolkata, formerly Calcutta, have filed a criminal complaint of culpable homicide and criminal breach of trust against IVRCL, a major construction company in India that was building an elevated highway until its collapse on Thursday. At least 23 people were killed, 85 were injured, and some people were trapped in the rubble after the accident. Eight company executives were detained.

Source: The New York Times

Turkey forcibly returns thousands of Syrian refugees according to Amnesty International

CAIRO — A report issued Friday by Amnesty International claims that Turkey’s government has forced thousands of refugees to return to Syria in recent months. Amnesty had been collecting witness testimony in Turkey and discovered authorities have been “rounding up and expelling groups of around 100 Syrian men, women and children to Syria on a near-daily basis since mid-January,” as stated in a witness testimony.

Source: The New York Times

Outrage in Kenya over the killing of two lions by rangers

NAIROBI — On Thursday, a two and a half year old lion known as Lemek was found killed by a spear, a day after a well-known 13-year-old lion named Mohawk was shot and killed by rangers of the Kenya Wildlife Service. Conservationists cited a rail and road project through Nairobi National Park as causing lions to try to escape to quieter hunting grounds. Their deaths sparked outrage in Kenya and online.

Source: The New York Times

New Ebola case confirmed is confirmed in Liberia after virus hiatus

LIBERIA — On Friday, a new case of Ebola was confirmed in Liberia, less than three months after the country was declared free of the deadly virus and three days after the World Health Organization announced that it no longer considers Ebola an international emergency. The case was a 30-year-old woman who died on Thursday outside the capital.

Source: The New York Times

Clashes occur as Greece plans to deport migrants

PARIS — Panicked migrants in refugee camps violently clashed as they tried to protest a plan between Greece and the European Union to expel them from Europe and to deport thousands of people to Turkey. The deal was authorized in March, despite strong objections from civil rights groups and the United Nations that have called this plan illegal and inhumane. Deportations officially begin on Monday.

Source: The New York Times