South Korea President Park Geun-hye impeached by court.

Park Geun-hye supporters weep after the verdict was announced. (Image courtesy of Getty Images)

On 10 March, South Korea President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment was upheld by the Constitutional Court. Park was accused of using her power to help her close friend, Choi Soon-sil. Park gave her friend inappropriate access to official documents and allowed her to interfere with state affairs. Park has now lost her presidential immunity and can be prosecuted. The scandal has South Korean citizens in uproar and they are split down the middle. Some are rejoicing at the indictment while others are in tears. The country’s future is unclear but polls show that South Koreans are considering contacting North Korea, which would harm recent US-South Korea policy.

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Seven people injured in Düsseldorf axe attack.

Police commandos arrive at Düsseldorf after the attack. (Image courtesy of Getty Images)

A man is currently in custody after using an axe to attack people at Düsseldorf’s main station. He injured seven people before fleeing the station and jumping off a railway bridge. The incident occurred on 9 March and the assailant reportedly entered the station and began to attack passengers. Three of the victims are in serious condition and the others have minor injuries. The attacker is suspected to have mental health problems, but police are unable to interview him because he is in critical condition.

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Amal Clooney urges UN to examine ISIS crimes.

Amal Clooney and Nadia Murad attend a UN human rights meeting. (Image courtesy of The Associated Press)

Amal Clooney, a human rights lawyer, pressed the United Nations to investigate ISIS crimes. In a human rights meeting on 9 March, she expressed her surprise at the inactive role the world has had in response to ISIS atrocities. Clooney represents Nadia Murad, a woman who was captured by ISIS and raped, and is now a goodwill ambassador for the UN. She also spoke in the meeting and questioned the progress for the investigation. Clooney says the UN should collect evidence and witnesses while they can still be found and hold ISIS accountable for their actions. Ambassadors did not confirm any action but revealed plans to fight against ISIS.

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Three thousand year old statue unearthed in Egypt.

Archaeologists drain groundwater. (Image courtesy of CNN)

An ancient statue was recently discovered by Egyptian and German archaeologists in a pit in Cairo, Egypt. The figure is thought to depict Pharaoh Ramses II, who ruled from 1279 to 1213 BC. The statue is massive, standing at a towering height of over thirty feet. It was removed partially using the help of a forklift truck to pull it out of the pit. So far, only the head has been unearthed and the torso of the statue still remains in the ground. The dig for more historical statues continues, as archaeologists hope to find more artifacts like this to restore.

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Volkswagen expands to India.

Andreas Renschler, member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen advocates for expansion. (Image courtesy of Reuters).

Volkswagen, one of the largest automobile dealers in the world, has begun a partnership with Tata Motors, based in India. Currently, Tata Motors is notorious for manufacturing cheap cars. In an effort to get away from this reputation, they are partnering with Volkswagen to maximize the spending power of India’s middle class. Together, they hope to achieve sustainable and profitable heights, despite being based in different parts of the world.

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