World News From UConn Women's Basketball Team's Last Loss ... Two Years Ago

The UConn Huskies, above celebrating their 2016 NCAA championship, havent lost in 100 games
The UConn Huskies, above celebrating their 2016 NCAA championship, haven't lost in 100 games | © Danny Karwoski/Wikimedia

The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team continued its unprecedented winning streak with a 66-55 victory over the University of South Carolina on Monday. It was the top-ranked Huskies’ 100th consecutive victory (an NCAA record for men’s and women’s), a streak dating back to November 17, 2014.

Having not lost in two-plus years, we take a look back at some of the global headlines and events from that Monday when UConn lost in overtime to Stanford University.

Protests in Missouri

For the 100th consecutive day, activists took to the streets in Ferguson, Mo., to try to enforce the indictment of police officer Darren Wilson for the August shooting of unarmed Michael Brown, 18.

Kassig death fallout

The world reacted to the horrific beheading of American aid worker Peter Kassig, who was captured by ISIS a year earlier while delivering relief supplies to refugees in Syria. The White House confirmed the 26-year-old’s death on Nov. 16. Then President Barack Obama called Kassig’s killing “an act of pure evil.”

New Zealand earthquake

A 6.7-magnitude earthquake off the coast of New Zealand early that morning rattled much of the country but didn’t result in initial damages or injuries. The quake struck 110 miles northeast of the North Island of Gisbone, according to the United States Geological Survey.

Norovirus outbreak on cruise ship

Officials investigated an outbreak of Norovirus found among approximately 170 passengers aboard a Princess Cruises ship in the Pacific Ocean.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 debris collected

Workers in eastern Ukraine continued collecting debris from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, four months after the plane was brought down. All 298 people on board were killed when the plane was shot down July 17 over a rebel-controlled area.

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