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These Venezuelans Have Some Ideas to Share With Trump Opponents

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:00:32 +0000

"Be patient with democracy and struggle relentlessly to free yourself from the shackles of the caricature the populists have drawn of you [...] I know: I’m from Venezuela."


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“The Human Rights Situation in Burundi Is Deteriorating: We Need a New Approach to Show the World What is Happening”

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:56:43 +0000

"Strained relations in Burundi are causing price hikes and making life very difficult for the population. We need an urgent resolution to the Burundi crisis".


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Snapshots of Migrants Working at a Riverside Brickworks in Myanmar

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:22:23 +0000

In some cases, children as young as five years of age share in their family’s labor when they really should be playing or studying at school.


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Thousands of Women March to Reclaim Public Spaces Across India

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:08:56 +0000

Thousands of women across India rally, carrying signs reading, “I will go out,” in a campaign to reclaim their right to public spaces without fear of being attacked.


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American Traveler Unearths Decades-Old Photos of Hiroshima and Japan From the 1970s

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 04:43:25 +0000

Japan in the 1970s. Central Hiroshima was still a slum, but the country was undergoing an economic miracle. American Larry Rosensweig was there to witness it. And he took pics.


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The Long Road of Burundi’s Diplomatic Isolation

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 21:48:33 +0000

Over the past several months, Burundi’s ongoing political-security crisis has exacerbated diplomatic tensions and local economic decline.


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Conspiracy Theories in Brazil Spread After Plane Crash Kills Supreme Court Justice Working Explosive Case

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 15:59:30 +0000

Despite a lack of evidence suggesting any foul play, many Brazilians — particularly people on the political fringes — have promoted elaborate and largely unsubstantiated theories about Zavacksi's untimely death.


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Moscow's Top Cancer Hospital Under Pressure Amidst Drive for Health Care Privatization

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 15:16:35 +0000

Critics worry Moscow's Oncology Hospital No. 62 will close as part of a broader movement towards the privatization of the Russian health care system.


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Worried About Its Future, This Former East German City Recruited Syrian Refugees

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 10:15:40 +0000

In Golzow, the population had shrunk so much that authorities were considering closing the village's only elementary school. That's when the town mayor invited Syrian refugee families to move in.


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India's Education Minister Says Cow Is the Only Animal to Inhale and Exhale Oxygen

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 01:52:29 +0000

"When will this nonsense end? Or will it end at all? Each claim appears more ludicrous than the previous one."


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How the US Marines Spread Fake News About an Afghan ‘Terrorist’ In Okinawa

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:42:55 +0000

A long-term Afghan resident of Japan was accused of being a terrorist by an American military unit stationed in Okinawa Prefecture. It has since been debunked as "fake news".


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A Persecuted Bangladeshi Writer Gets a New Life in the US. But Exile Isn't Easy.

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 12:00:03 +0000

“I feel that I am in exile not just physically, my mind is also in exile."


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With One More Vote, Trinidad and Tobago Could Ban Child Marriage

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:52:01 +0000

Child marriage will likely soon be illegal in Trinidad and Tobago, but the country's new legislation isn't likely to end the controversy surrounding the practice.


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Mexico Hands Over Drug Lord in Move Viewed as ‘Farewell Gift’ to Obama

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:43:08 +0000

The extradition of the notorious criminal "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States makes waves in Mexico, where it's said to be a “farewell gift” to Barack Obama.


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Health of Detained UAE Academic Nasser Bin Ghaith at Risk, Rights Groups Say

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:23:11 +0000

Bin Ghaith was held incommunicado for nine months over and deprived of adequate food and clothing. Supporters are now concerned for his health.


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