(Reuters) (CNN) Militants stormed a Pakistan University in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Reports say that nearly 20 people were killed, including students, police, guards, and at least one teacher. Students told the media of the fear they experienced when they saw the armed men storm the university. The death toll is expected to rise as the hours continue. There are conflicting statements from Taliban spokesman, one claiming responsibility for the attack due to military operations against the group. However, another spokesman says that the children at the universities are the future and their protection the Taliban duty.

(CNN) 2015 is now the official hottest year on record. This comes as no surprise to those who follow the weather extensively as 2015 wielded 10 out of 12 of the hottest months dating back over 130 years ago since records have been kept. The biggest culprit is reported by CNN to be the El Nino storm which warms the waters of the Pacific Ocean and pumps excess heat into the atmosphere. 15 of 16 of the warmest years on record have all been recorded since 2000. 1998 is the lone pre-2000 year on that list. The last time we had a year go on record as the coldest … was over a century ago in 1911.

(CNN) (NBC) Dow Jones Industrial Average is down more than 500 points as U.S stock is trading extremely low on Wednesday. Dow is now down more than eleven percent in 2016. S&P 500 fell more than three-and-a-half percent below its intraday low of 1,820 in October 2014. A technical level many traders are watching intently. And Nasdaq composite traded over three percent lower. Oil is now lower than $27 a barrel.

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