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Image Source: Al Arabiya News http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/africa/2014/03/11/Egypt-doctor-faces-trial-over-fatal-female-genital-mutilation.html Egypt

Egypt’s Landmark FGM Trial Ends In ‘Not Guilty’

The first court case of female genital mutilation in Egypt has ended in the aquittal of doctor and Islamic preacher Raslan Fadl. Contrary to the hopes of activists and state officials for a landmark verdict, the doctor was released without charge for performing the procedure on Suhair al-Bata’a in June 2013. The 12 year-old died during the mutilation. […]

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It Is Time To End World War II: Russia, Japan, And The Occupied Islands

August 9, 1945. The day the “Fat Man” atomic bomb destroyed Nagasaki, and the day that – keeping his promise to the Allies – Stalin entered the war against Japan, creating a territorial dispute lasting to this day. Soviet troops advanced quickly and in a matter of weeks captured Sakhalin, the elongated island along Russia’s […]

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Guerrero’s Mass Graves: Mexico’s Tragedies And International Implications

The Guerrero region of Mexico is home to a diverse community of farmers and metalworkers. Guerrero is home to both over 1,700 prehistoric archeological sites, and in the last month it has been identified as the site of at least twelve mass graves. The graves were uncovered by authorities in search of the 43 students […]

Artist Wu Tun's T-shirt print. Image Credit: Wu Tun Asia

There’s A Dark Side To Alibaba’s Massive Profits In China

Every year on November 11, e-commerce giant Alibaba makes business headlines with its sales record on Singles Day, a holiday celebrating China’s single men and women that has become a popular online shopping day. This year, the company racked up US$9.3 billion, almost doubled last year’s US$ 5.8 billion.

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Maybe Hollywood Does Get It: A Year In Climate Change Cinema

In The Atlantic, Noah Gittell recently argued that Hollywood is dropping the ball on climate change. Pointing out the lack of explicit acknowledgement in Interstellar, Gittell went on to suggest that Hollywood keeps getting the environment wrong because addressing an environmental crisis is not dramatic or awe-inspiring. As a graduate student in environmental policy, I must disagree. […]


 
 
 

 
Image Source: Al Arabiya News http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/africa/2014/03/11/Egypt-doctor-faces-trial-over-fatal-female-genital-mutilation.html

Egypt’s Landmark FGM Trial Ends In ‘Not Guilty’

The first court case of female genital mutilation in Egypt has ended in the aquittal of doctor and Islamic preacher Raslan Fadl. Contrary to the hopes of activists and state officials for a landmark verdict, the doctor was rel...
by Heenali Patel
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It Is Time To End World War II: Russia, Japan, And The Occupied Islands

August 9, 1945. The day the “Fat Man” atomic bomb destroyed Nagasaki, and the day that – keeping his promise to the Allies – Stalin entered the war against Japan, creating a territorial dispute lasting to this day. Sovi...
by Jeroen Gelsing
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Image Source: Daily Mail (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-2820297/Mexico-mayor-wife-detained-case-43-missing.html

Guerrero’s Mass Graves: Mexico’s Tragedies And International Implications

The Guerrero region of Mexico is home to a diverse community of farmers and metalworkers. Guerrero is home to both over 1,700 prehistoric archeological sites, and in the last month it has been identified as the site of at least...
by Megan Wadin
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Artist Wu Tun's T-shirt print. Image Credit: Wu Tun

There’s A Dark Side To Alibaba’s Massive Profits In China

Every year on November 11, e-commerce giant Alibaba makes business headlines with its sales record on Singles Day, a holiday celebrating China’s single men and women that has become a popular online shopping day. This ye...
by Oiwan Lam
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Image Source: AMC Blog http://blogs.amctv.com/movie-blog/2009/03/classic-ten-d-1/

Maybe Hollywood Does Get It: A Year In Climate Change Cinema

In The Atlantic, Noah Gittell recently argued that Hollywood is dropping the ball on climate change. Pointing out the lack of explicit acknowledgement in Interstellar, Gittell went on to suggest that Hollywood keeps getting t...
by Chris Round
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Drones To Aid Conservation Efforts In India

A successful project at the Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh could see Unmanned Aerial Vehicles deployed at a national level for wildlife protection.
by Charukesi Ramadurai
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