Australia to become 26th country to legalize same-sex unions

Australia to become 26th country to legalize same-sex unions

The Australian Bureau of Statistics announced last week that the majority of voting-age Australians indicated support for same-sex marriage in a historic and voluntary postal survey. The results pave the way for the Parliament to consider a same-sex marriage bill....
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The political upheaval in Zimbabwe

The political upheaval in Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwean government is facing a military takeover, although the army refuses to call it such. Soldiers reportedly took control of the state broadcaster and blocked access to government offices on Wednesday, Nov. 15. The citizens of Zimbabwe will likely.....
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Ireland bans wild animals in the circus

Ireland bans wild animals in the circus

Clowns, contortionists and awestruck audiences will still be found at circuses across Ireland, but one will not be seeing wild animals in their circuses come 2018. Ireland has recently moved to ban the use of any wild animals for circus...
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La « race » in France : France’s attempts to deal with immigration must first overcome the nation’s inability to talk about race

La « race » in France : France’s attempts to deal with immigration must first overcome the nation’s inability to talk about race

SUBMISSION by Audrey Warne     The recent surge in terrorism and violence in France has contributed to a pervasive sentiment of racism and fear of the Other which has become only too evident in the nation’s capital. The tendency...
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Andrej Babiš elected Czech Prime Minister while under investigation for fraud

Andrej Babiš elected Czech Prime Minister while under investigation for fraud

SUBMISSION by Cassie Manz On Oct. 20 and 21, voters took to the polls to elect Andrej Babiš as the new Prime Minister of the Czech Republic. The election spelled defeat for the country’s longstanding mainstream political parties, a continuation...
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Catalonia crisis: what’s next for Spain?

Catalonia crisis: what’s next for Spain?

  The declaration of independence by the Catalan Republic recently was witnessed by the world. It demonstrated that the Catalan government, with the support of its people, could gather and call for their secession. The Spanish government however, had a...
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The internet, propaganda’s new frontier: social media companies under fire in election meddling investigations

The internet, propaganda’s new frontier: social media companies under fire in election meddling investigations

126 million―that’s the approximate number of American Facebook users the social media giant estimated were exposed to advertisements posted on the site by the Internet Research Agency (IRA), a Russian marketing firm. 139 million―the total number of Ameri...
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Deadly ambush sparks mystery in Nigeria

Deadly ambush sparks mystery in Nigeria

Day by day, the mystery deepens in the minds of American citizens over the deaths of four American soldiers in an ambush by extremists in Niger. Many questions have arisen but few are being answered. President Trump has denied any responsibility...
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Nazis wipe out Czech town as retribution for Nazi officer’s assassination

Nazis wipe out Czech town as retribution for Nazi officer’s assassination

SUBMISSION by Cassie Manz   This article contains information that may be troubling and upsetting to read. It discusses the brutal murder of men, women, and children by the Nazis during World War II. Mentions of concentration camps, deathly gas...
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Two women rescued after being lost at sea for five months

Two women rescued after being lost at sea for five months

Jennifer Appel, Tasha Fuiava and their two dogs were stranded at sea for almost five months after straying off course in route to Tahiti. The two women and their pets were rescued by the U.S. Navy almost 900 miles southeast...
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