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Massive Airstrike In Yemen Kills Dozens Of People Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook has announced that the US bombed a redoubt in Yemen that was believed to be used as a training camp for al-Qaeda affiliates. The creatively named “Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula,” or AQAP, had allegedly used the small encampment to house and train 70 people. The Pentagon estimated that “dozens” were killed in what is the US military’s second mass-casualty strike this month. The two strikes have killed over 200 people combined.
PNUT READ: Our Guide to the War in Yemen
Patient Accuses Yale Doctors Of Removing Wrong Body PartA patient has filed a lawsuit against Yale New Haven Hospital for allegedly removing the wrong rib during a surgery and subsequently trying to cover up the mistake. Deborah Craven needed her eighth rib removed due to a pre-cancerous lesion and was presumably horrified to discover that her surgeon didn’t know how to count. After doctors had removed her seventh rib, she had to undergo a second surgery to remove the correct portion. In a statement, Yale said, “Even in the best organizations medical errors may occur.” Comforting.
Uber Arson Becoming A Trend In Kenya Another Uber taxi was set on fire in Nairobi as tensions rise between the startup taxi service and conventional cabs. Although Uber faces legal and regulatory challenges in many countries, the tension among local businesses in Nairobi have reached violent levels, with this being the second attack of its kind in a few weeks. In February, taxi owners asked the government to prevent Uber from operating, seeing the start up as an unfair competitor.
Keeping Our Eye On…
- Flint: An independent task force charged with investigating the Flint water crisis found that the state ignored many warning signs. The investigation also laid part of the blame on environmental racism.
- Being Productive: After a year-long drama to replace their very Australian looking flag, New Zealand voters decided to keep their flag as is. After bashing it for a year New Zealanders are now being told to be “proud” of their “fleg.”
- MH370: A piece of what appears to be a Rolls Royce engine cowling washed up on a beach in South Africa, and it’s possible the debris was once part of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Malaysian authorities say a team will be sent to retrieve and analyze the scrap metal, which will hopefully shed light on the plane that disappeared two years ago this month.