Myanmar Crisis with the Rohingya Rebels

Recent happenings within the Rohingya community prove that all is not well. This group are refugees from Myanmar, a Buddhist majority who frequently give accounts of events that portray human abuses. They cannot enjoy freedom due to the cases seriously affecting them, such as raping of the women,…

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Turkey’s President remembers Manzikert battle

Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, visited Armenia last month and reminded everyone about the battle of August, 1071. The reminder was during a big celebration in Turkey. A victory monument was erected and the President attended. This was the Manzikert Battle fought by the Muslims who…

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Trump has not Decided to Accept Mexico’s Help for Hurricane Disaster

Hurricane Harvey is the latest disaster to hit the American mainland in Eastern Texas leaving in its wake, thousands of Texans displaced. Mexico, being the good neighbor to the US, offered to give aid to the victims, but Trump has yet to accept the help. One of Trump’s campaign agendas was to…

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Germany Set to Send Migrants Back to Greece

Germany has developed plans to start sending migrants or rather asylum seekers back to Greece despite the fact that most of the reception centers that have been created are currently overcrowded and there is a huge backlog in processing of claims. Previously, Germany suspended such plans due to the…

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Bus Carrying Journalists Hit By Gunfire at Rio Games

The first Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro have been rocked by violence before and during the Games. A bus carrying journalists was shot at as it made its way from the Olympic Games basketball venue to the main Olympic Park. The incident happened on a highway between the two venues. According to…

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Spain wants shared sovereignty over Gibraltar

With “Brexit”, the recent intentions of Britain to leave the European Union, the scape of Europe has changed dramatically. These talks and decisions about what it means to exit the UE highlight many things that aren’t immediately obvious. One of these, is the British territory of…

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Filipino militants abduct Indonesian sailors

Abu Sayyaf, the infamous militant Islamic terror group located in the Philippines, has taken credit for yet another despicable act. This one has involved ten Indonesian sailors aboard a tugboat hauling several thousand tons of coal. The abduction has placed a large amount of pressure on multiple…

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Gunman Killed in a Theater in Viernheim, Germany

In the afternoon of Thursday, June 24, 2016, a masked gunman walked into a German theater in Viernheim and took hostages before the police intervened and took control of the situation. According to Hesse Interior Minister Peter Beuth, the man entered the theater minutes after three p.m. Four shots…

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Multiple car bombs in Syria May 23

On May 23rd, multiple bombings in Jableh and Tartous along the Syrian coast caused deaths totalling 140 or more. Responsibility for the tragedies was claimed by Islamic State, notably known as ISIS (full name Islamic State of Iraq and Levant - or Syria) a group recognized widely for filming and…

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Saudi Arabia Executes Shiite Cleric in January and Incites Outrage

After announcing that it has executed 47 individuals in just one day, which include Nimr al-Nimr, a nonconformist Shiite cleric who has been very vocal about his protests against the royal family and the Saudi government, Saudi Arabia has stimulated outrage in various groups. Iran even demanded…

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Dormitory fire in Thailand kills 18

Late on May 23rd, a Monday night, a tragedy occurred in the primary school dormitory and kindergarten on the outskirts of Chiang Rai in Thailand. A fire surprised the students, ranging from 5 to 12 years of age. Many of these girls had gone back to sleep after the alarm was initially raised thinking…

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Dellen Millard on trial for murder in Hamilton, Ontario

Terrible things happen no matter how much we try to prevent them, but it’s always important to make sure that the guilty ones are punished. Recently, a new scandal made people feel outraged after Dellen Millard and Mark Smich were accused of murdering Tim Bosma. Tim vanished and only a few…

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Syrian government bombs Aleppo

The conflict between forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad seemed to be close to a point of agreement. However, all this has apparently been shattered after the Syrian government’s attack on Aleppo. Dramatic scenes of the aftermath seem to suggest that the war, which started as an…

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Putin blames US for Panama Papers leak

President Putin was addressing the country in his annual phone-in with the nation. A male listener called and asked him why he did not react to all the “western media slander” concerning the Panama papers. Putin’s answer was a bit surprising as he acknowledge the information to be…

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Slovakia - Fico remains PM & agrees to coalition

Despite his center-left party losing its majority in Parliament last March 5, Prime Minister of Slovakia, Robert Fico, remains in power. Far-right extremists made a strong majority. The strategy used by Fico to stay in power was to accept a coalition with three other parties. He is now staying for…

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Muslim officer promoted in Israel

Jamal Hakrush made history in Israel when he was presented by Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan with his new rank of Deputy Commissioner. This will not be a big deal in any other city, but Jamal is an Israeli Arab, making him a Muslim with the highest official rank in Israel ever. The naming of…

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Oil rig helicopter crash in Norway

A helicopter carrying Statoil workers and passengers from the oil rig to land crashed last Friday killing all13 people according to rescuers. The Airbus EC-225 crashed in the North Sea slamming against the rocky shoreline of a Norwegian island located outside Bergen. Rescue for survivors ended on…

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Crisis at Crosslake, Manitoba, Canada

Cross Lake First Nation was in the international spotlight the last month due to the heartbreakingly high rise in suicides and suicide attempts over the last six months. Since December, six people, five of them youth, have taken their own lives and many more have attempted the same, especially in…

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Girls kidnapped by Boko Haram may have hope

The extremist group Boko Haram has abducted children regularly as a part of its reign of terror. In total, it’s estimated that the group has taken over 2,000 children, both girls and boys. The girls are often used as sex slaves, while the boys are put into the fighting force or even used as…

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Mexico federal agents involved in student disappearances

For the first time since 2014, when 43 Mexican students disappeared, the National Rights Commission implicates federal agents by announcing on Thursday that two of them were involved in the disappearance of the students According to the General Attorney´s office, this new announcement will…

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Young women being abducted off streets of Guadalajara

Denisse Velasco, a 19-year-old student, stated she was strolling from her house to the bus stop on her way to college early one morning when a taxi pulled up and the driver demanded she get in the vehicle. It was 11am on March 7, and also there was no one else around when a taxi pulled up close to…

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Russian Kiril Shamalov becomes world's youngest billionaire

Russian entrepreneur Kirill Shamalov turned 34 last week and is now one of the world's youngest billionaires. Shamalov, a former economic expert of the Russian government, is wed to President Vladimir Putin's daughter, Katerina Tikhonova. The son of Rossiya Bank investor Nikolai Shamalov, a…

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ISIS forced out of Palmyra

The ancient city of Palmyra is "like a city of ghosts" after Syrian government forces drove Isis militants from the strategic stronghold. The Syrian Army bore down on Palmyra on Thursday from 3 directions, protecting roads and also getting rid of mines in advance of a major push. They were…

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Tunisian security forces kill Libyan militants

At least, 28 Libyan militants were killed by Tunisian security forces during a raid in the Tunisian Town of Ben Guerdan near the Libyan border. The militants attacked the army and police station killing at least 50 people, seven civilians and nine members of the security force. A popular holiday…

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ISIS spreading among refugees

A U.S. Air Force General and NATO’s supreme commander in Europe has accused the Syrian President and Russia of conducting airstrikes on Syria, killing 1400 civilians from 2015. The U.S Air force General also stated that ISIS members hiding among the refugees are spreading like cancer amongst…

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Russian Muslim nanny beheads child

A nanny beheaded a four year-old girl in Moscow, Russia. Gulchekhra Bobokulova from Uzbekistan has admitted to the crime. She set the family apartment on fire and is suspected of handling explosives, such as inflammable liquids. She has been arrested and appeared in Court where she confessed that it…

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Two Canadians killed in Dubai

A speeding Ferrari crashed into a lamppost and split in two killing two Canadians. This accident occurred in the early hours near Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai over the weekend. According to reports, four people, two Canadian men and two American women were killed. The officials stated that no…

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EU declares Belgium tax scheme for multinational companies illegal

As long as taxes exist, people will try their best to pay as little as legally possible. This is even truer for companies, where taxes can eat into funds that would otherwise be profits. The issue of tax shelters and ways around the system for companies has been a big focus of the 2016 primary…

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Crisis in Turkey with 2.5 Million Syrians

In 2013, Turkey was dealing with about 600,000 Syrian refugees. In 2015, there were more than 2 million Syrians seeking refuge in Turkey or safe passage through Turkey to several European countries. The influx of refugees has put extreme strain on Turkey’s resources and now the Turkish…

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Evo Morales has served his nation of Bolivia as President since 2006. A referendum was held in which President Morales was defeated. For the last 10 years, Morales has ruled the country, but now he has been rejected for the presidential seat. Morales’ opposition was very strong in the eastern…

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Calais Migrants in Camp called ‘The Jungle’

It is estimated that more than 3000 Syrian refugees and migrants have taken decided to stay in the French port of Calais because they are hoping to find their way, legally or illegally, to England. They have heard stories in Syria about all the things they can get in England that they believe they…

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Greece Tries to Accommodate 150,000 refugees

There are millions of people migrating from their home countries to the other places. The reason behind this exodus is the wars waging in different countries and people becoming desperate to find safety. These people are not only migrating because of the war conditions, they are also migrating…

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