For practically the past twenty-four hours, most national news organizations have devotedly covered President Donald J. Trump’s Inauguration Day. While today is an exciting day for the American people, the rest of the world doesn’t stop for Inauguration Day 2017.
Here is what happened while you were watching the long-awaited inauguration of President Donald Trump:
Italy suffered a major earthquake.
The 5.7 magnitude earthquake caused a massive avalanche in the Abruzzo region burying the Riagopano Hotel in snow. Rescuers have found 10 survivors — 6 have been removed from the ruins of the hotel. At least four people died and about 20 are still missing.
Russia extended Edward Snowden’s asylum to 2020.
Edward Snowden the (in)famous NSA whistleblower has been hiding in Russia since 2013. He sought asylum in Russia while he was traveling to Hong Kong following his release of classified information. However, that asylum was set to expire this year. He is accused of espionage and theft of government property. Although over one million signatures were accumulated on a petition to former President Obama to pardon his crimes, the White House stated that Snowden did not submit official documents requesting clemency.
Student open fires on school in Mexico
Five were injured after a teenage student in northeastern Mexico open fired at a private school before turning the gun on himself, authorities said. The shooting happened at Colegio Americano del Noreste, a bilingual, private school. The students and shooter were 14 and 15 years old.
North Korea plans to run missile tests
The hostile nation reportedly plans to test its long-range missiles in response to the inauguration of President Donald Trump. According to CNN, this missile test may actually be a test to see how a President Trump will respond to foreign aggression.