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After 50 Years of War, Historic Peace Accord Reached with Columbia’s FARC Rebels

Posted by on August 26, 2016 in World with 1 Comment
After 50 Years of War, Historic Peace Accord Reached with Columbia’s FARC Rebels

Under the peace agreement, the Columbian government commits to development programs and addressing gross inequalities in the country’s long-neglected rural sector. It also agrees to widen the opportunities of political participation to smaller political movements, including the party that a demobilized FARC may create.

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Italy Earthquake Devastates Several Towns Kills Dozens – Rescue Efforts Underway [Video]

Posted by on August 24, 2016 in World with 8 Comments
Italy Earthquake Devastates Several Towns Kills Dozens – Rescue Efforts Underway [Video]

Italian soldiers and emergency crews were aiding the injured and searching for survivors in the towns hardest-hit by the earthquake: Amatrice, Pescara del Tronto and Accumoli, located close to the epicenter.

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Total Societal Collapse: What the Media Isn’t Telling You About Venezuela

Posted by on August 24, 2016 in World with 6 Comments
Total Societal Collapse: What the Media Isn’t Telling You About Venezuela

The economic and political conditions in Venezuela have been deteriorating for years, but recent stories coming from this once-rich nation are astonishing. Rolling blackouts are a regular occurrence. The average person spends over 35 hours a month waiting in line to buy their rationed goods, and even basics like toilet paper and toothpaste are strictly regulated.

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‘War on Drugs Futile in Face of Dark Web Marketplace,’ Say Campaigners

Posted by on August 12, 2016 in World with 0 Comments
‘War on Drugs Futile in Face of Dark Web Marketplace,’ Say Campaigners

The enormous scale of Britain’s booming drug market on the hidden ‘dark web’ has prompted reformers to call for the legalisation of narcotics.

UK online drug sellers have been found to conduct 20,748 deals each month worth £1.8 million (US$2.33 million) – nearly twice the 11,039 deals worth £920,000 in Germany, Europe’s second largest online drugs market.

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Thanks to the Kindness of Strangers, This Uber Driver Gets to See His Son in Rio

Posted by on August 10, 2016 in World with 1 Comment
Thanks to the Kindness of Strangers, This Uber Driver Gets to See His Son in Rio

Because of a shortage of funds, Ellis Hill thought he wasn’t going to be able to make the trip to Rio to see his son compete for his country in person. But then he picked up Liz Willock on July 26.

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Olympic Sailing Ramp Collapses In Rio

Posted by on August 2, 2016 in World with 8 Comments
Olympic Sailing Ramp Collapses In Rio

Safety concerns over the Rio 2016 Olympic venues have increased after the main ramp of the sailing port collapsed on Sunday, less than one week before the opening ceremony is scheduled to take place.

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What The Hell Is Happening In Turkey?

Posted by on July 19, 2016 in World with 28 Comments
What The Hell Is Happening In Turkey?

What is happening in Turkey will have reverberations that span across the globe in every direction.

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Marinaleda: The Spanish Town with Equal Wages, Full Employment, Housing and Food for all Residents

Posted by on July 6, 2016 in World with 0 Comments
Marinaleda: The Spanish Town with Equal Wages, Full Employment, Housing and Food for all Residents

Residents of Marinaleda earn equal wages of 1200 Euros ($1600) per month. Residents do not even spend much of their wages. Mayor Gordillo has a perfect housing plan for his residents: Any Marinaleda resident who wants to build his/her own house can do so for free. The town provides building materials and qualified workmen for free.

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10yo Palestinian Girl Reports From West Bank To Highlight Her People’s Plight

Posted by on July 4, 2016 in World with 1 Comment
10yo Palestinian Girl Reports From West Bank To Highlight Her People’s Plight

Not content with just reporting events in Palestine in her native Arabic, Janna also produces material in English. “I report in English because English is the world language and I can send my message to the whole world,” she mentioned.

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MUST SEE: Nigel Farage Speech At European Parliament After Brexit Vote

Posted by on June 28, 2016 in World with 4 Comments
MUST SEE: Nigel Farage Speech At European Parliament After Brexit Vote

Farage told fellow MEPs “you’re not laughing now” as he was barracked and booed at an emergency meeting of the European Parliament to discuss Brexit.

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The Dalai Lama Speaks the Uncomfortable Truth about Immigration

Posted by on June 24, 2016 in World with 29 Comments
The Dalai Lama Speaks the Uncomfortable Truth about Immigration

Without going into too much detail, the Dalai Lama stated the simple and unavoidable truth of the refugee situation: immigration, both legal and illegal, is not always a good thing.

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Refugee Planet: Never Before in History Has There Been This Many Displaced People on Earth

Posted by on June 21, 2016 in World with 39 Comments
Refugee Planet: Never Before in History Has There Been This Many Displaced People on Earth

The new figure is not only a record, it is also the first time that the numbers have surpassed 60 million—which means one in every 113 people worldwide is now either an asylum-seeker, internally displaced, or a refugee, the UN said.

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‘Horrendous’: UK Mourns After Labour Party MP Jo Cox Killed by Gunman

Posted by on June 16, 2016 in World with 8 Comments
‘Horrendous’: UK Mourns After Labour Party MP Jo Cox Killed by Gunman

Jo Cox had a lifelong record of public service and a deep commitment to humanity. She worked both for Oxfam and the anti-slavery charity, the Freedom Fund, before she was elected last year as MP for Batley and Spen – where she was born and grew up.

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Watch Muslim Farmers Build a Church For Christian Neighbors In Pakistan [Video]

Posted by on June 13, 2016 in World with 7 Comments
Watch Muslim Farmers Build a Church For Christian Neighbors In Pakistan [Video]

The only way for peace to be realized on this planet is for mutual respect and understanding to be adopted by believers of all faiths. Could it be possible? This good news, at least, hints at the possibility of it.

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‘Europe, This Is Unbearable’: Deadly Crossings Drive Migrant Fatalities to New Heights

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in World with 74 Comments
‘Europe, This Is Unbearable’: Deadly Crossings Drive Migrant Fatalities to New Heights

Describing a heartbreaking and horrific scene of hundreds of bodies floating on the surface of the Mediterranean, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) confirmed Sunday that more than 700 asylum seekers drowned last week, capping off the deadliest period for those fleeing war and violence in over a year.

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