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Month: March 2019

March 31, 2019

Is Britain Heading for Constitution...

Exasperation is rising across the country that is angrily split down the middle over staying a member of the EU or quitting. The one thing uniting the nation is frustration bordering on contempt for the country’s political class

#BoycottBrunei in the TwitterSphere

A new law which comes into effect from next week will punish homosexual sex and adultery with death in the tiny southeast Asian kingdom of Brunei.

New Exhibit Commemorates 50 Years o...

A groundbreaking new exhibit at the Newseum in Washington marks the 50th anniversary of a police raid on a gay bar in New York’s Greenwich Village, and highlights key moments in the modern gay rights movement in America that many believe was born out of that historic event. For some members of the LGBTQ community, the exhibit is deeply personal.

United Nations Participates in Eart...

The United Nations participates in Earth Hour, a global lights-off event coordinated by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and other volunteer organizations. Started as a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is one of the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, inspiring millions of people to take action for our planet

Neonatal Cuddlers Help Babies Get a...

The environment in a neonatal intensive care unit can be overwhelming, as staff care for infants who are ill or were born premature. Many exhausted parents and loved ones can’t be with their newborns around the clock, but at one Long Beach, Calif., hospital, trained volunteers are stepping in to help. Known as NICU cuddlers, they give infants the human touch that is so vital to every baby

Slovaks Elect Newcomer Caputova as ...

Relative newcomer Zuzana Caputova had 58 percent of the vote with almost 95 percent of returns counted in Saturday’s runoff election, topping European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic, who had 42 percent

March 30, 2019

Uneasy Riders: Kyrgyz Villagers Bui...

Residents from the Kyrgyz village of Kaynar are building their own mountain road by hand to avoid a deadly route

Syrian Immigrants, Now Turkish Citi...

More than 3.5 million Syrian refugees migrated to Turkey since the Syrian crisis began in 2011. In January, Turkish Minister of Interior Suleyman Soylu said that nearly 80,000 of those refugees have become naturalized citizens of Turkey. Roughly 53,000 of which are able to participate in Turkey’s elections Sunday

Endangered Marine Species Face Huge...

Thailand awakened to the threat to marine wildlife caused by plastic in early June last year when a pilot whale washed ashore in canal in southern Thailand

Recovery after Hurricane Katrina

Burnell Cotlon lives in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward, which still is recovering from damage from Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He talks about why he opened the only grocery store in New Orleans’ hardest hit community

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