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by Rebecca Chant

Concordia University sent out a security alert this week warning students to be extra vigilant when responding to social media offers.

According to CBC News, 2 students were lured off-campus, drugged and sexually harassed after being sent job offers over Instagram earlier this year.

Montreal police are still in the process of investigating these incidents.


By Allison O’Reilly

A Quebec coroner has attributed the deaths of 2 Jehovah’s Witnesses during childbirth to the refusal of blood transfusions.

According to CBC News, Dr. Luc Malouin looked into the deaths of Mirlande Cadet and Eloise Dupuis after they died in separate incidents last year.

Blood transfusions are forbidden under Jehovah’s Witness doctrine.

Quebec Law upholds the right of adult Jehovah’s Witnesses to refuse blood as long as their decision is “free” and “informed.”


By Patricia Petit Liang

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake killed more than 400 people and injured 8,000 others around the border of Iran and Iraq on Sunday.

According to BBC News, thousands of buildings have been completely destroyed and more than 70,000 people are in desperate need of food, water and shelter.

Almost all of Iran's affordable housing complexes for the poor collapsed during the earthquake, taking the lives of countless residents.

This has been the deadliest earthquake of 2017.