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26/06/2014

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"Libya: General National Congress Elections - Voting Day" Photo by: United Nations Development Programme

Libyan Human Rights Activist Brutally Murdered | Salwa Bugaighis

Michael Ransom, Managing Editor Last Modified: 18:15 p.m. DST, 26 June 2014 BENGHAZI, Libya — The progress in Libya took a hit yesterday, 26 June, when Salwa Bugaighis was shot dead in her home. Bugaighis was a successful lawyer in Libya and she also was a prominent advocate for human rights. She was a vocal […]

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25/06/2014

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Photo by: Melissa Wall "Unveiling of Comfort Women Memorial"

Korean ‘Comfort Women’ Still Protesting Decades Later

Olivia Elswick, Asia Correspondent Last Modified: 12:36 p.m. DST, 25 June 2014 SEOUL, South Korea — Elderly Korean women (euphemistically referred to as “comfort women”) who were forced into prostitution as teenagers during WWII, have gathered every Wednesday since 8 January, 1992, outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul to protest the atrocities they faced. These […]

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24/06/2014

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Verde, White Widow Marijuana, Photo by Diego Charlón Sánchez

The Cannabis Capital of the World

Michael Ransom, Managing Editor Last Modified: 06:45 p.m. DST, 24 June 2014 LAZARAT, Albania — This past week, the Albanian government waged a war against the large-scale cultivation of marijuana in the small town of Lazarat, which is 140 miles south of the Albanian capital. Lazarat has been called the ‘cannabis capital’ of Europe, and […]

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24/06/2014

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"Students and teacher in a Biology class at Sorya High School " Photo by: Graham Crouch/World Bank

The Smartest Girl in all of Afghanistan

Allyson Cartwright, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 13:36 p.m. DST, 24 June 2014 BALKH, Afghanistan — During Afghanistan’s university entrance exams last month, a girl named Shohreh Ghaderi scored the highest of anyone in the country. She beat over 225,000 other test-takers. Considering Afghanistan’s history of repressing women’s education, Ghaderi’s feat is challenging the status quo of […]

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24/06/2014

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International Volunteers Series: Caregiver in Cochabamba, Bolivia

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Olivia Elswick, Asia Correspondent Last Modified: 08:07 a.m. DST, 24 June 2014 BOLIVIA, Cochabamba — This week I spoke with Charlene Becicka, a caregiver at an orphanage in a rural pueblo outside of Cochabamba, Bolivia. Cochabamba is known as the “City of Eternal Sunshine” because of the beautiful weather year round. This orphanage offers a […]

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