Shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
Around 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 6, gunshots broke out at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida, according to CNN. According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the lone gunman was taken into custody after killing five people and wounding eight. Later identified as Esteban Santiago, 26, the former Alaska National Guard member pulled the gun from his checked baggage at the carousel, according to Local 10 News.
Large iceberg to break off from Antarctica
An iceberg the size of Delaware is set to break away from the continent of Antarctica, making it one of the largest breaks of its kind reported, according to CNN. Researcher Martin O’Leary said the split will largely change the landscape of Antarctica, potentially leaving it unstable.
Mexico raises fuel prices, sparking outrage
The Mexican government at Tlalpan Avenue in Mexico City raised fuel prices 20 percent over the weekend of Dec. 31, according to NBC News. The price increase resulted in protests that included vandalism, blocking roads and boycotting gas stations and transportation.
105-year-old Frenchman sets one hour track cycling world record
On Jan. 4, French cyclist Robert Marchand biked a record-setting 14.08 miles in one hour at the age of 105, according to NBC News. After setting a record of 16.73 miles in the over-100s category at 102 years old, Marchand had a large fan base cheering him on at the velodrome at Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.
Turks accept Russian air support in fight against ISIS
According to NBC News, the Turks have accepted Russian air power aid, while declining U.S. help, in their battle to remove ISIS from al-Bab, Syria. Defense officials say that several Russian airstrikes were launched in support of the Turks.