SUN SUNI KHABAR MARCH 2ND, 2016
NORTH KOREA FACES TOUGH SANCTIONS
North Korea’s test missile launches have been a hot topic of discussion in recent years. However, the most recent finally crossed a line. Nuclear tests conducted by Pyongyang on January 6 and February 7 blatantly defied international sanctions, according to the United Nations. On Wednesday morning, the United Nations Security Council voted to impose the toughest sanctions passed in nearly 20 years. They would ban North Korea from exporting natural resources, opening banks, chartering foreign vessels, and flying, among other things. Pyongyang released a statement on the day it conducted the tests, saying it had successfully launched a test hydrogen bomb.
INDONESIA HIT BY 7.8 EARTHQUAKE
The island nation of Indonesia was hit by a large earthquake on Wednesday morning. While there was not significant damage, the earthquake did cause a major tremor in an area where earthquakes are frequent. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center addressed the initial concerns of tsunamis, but later said there is not a significant threat. The earthquake struck 15 miles below the surface of the sea. Tsunami watch for Christmas and Coco Islands, close to the epicenter of the quake, has been issued.
TRUMP, CLINTON DOMINATE SUPER TUESDAY
Tuesday was a big night in the 2016 presidential race, with 11 states voting simultaneously. Donald Trump won seven states, Texas Senator Ted Cruz won three, and Florida Senator Marco Rubio came in third with just one state. In his victory speech, Trump said that he was the unifying factor of the Republican party, adding that if he won the nomination, he would be going after Hillary Clinton with the entire Republican party behind him. Ted Cruz attempted to rally the rest of the Republican party behind him by urging his opposition to drop out and give him their support in the fight against Donald Trump. On the Democratic side, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won seven states and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders won four.
BROKEN WATER PIPELINE REVEALS DEEPER PROBLEMS
A failed water pipeline will cause nearly $20 million to fix and may have more underlying issues, reports say. This critical water line delivers 40% of water to nearly 2 million residents of Santa Clara County. On August 1st, this pipeline cracked open, sending 1.5 million tons of water into a cow pasture on Highway 152. Officials believe the pipeline failed because the mortar rusted, allowing water to seep in and corrode the wires that held the outer layer of the pipe together. Barbara Keegan, chairwoman of the Santa Clara Valley Water District board, says that the pipeline is only 30 years old and should not have failed so quickly.