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Erawan Shrine Bombing, Religiously Motivated or an Ancillary Attack Against Thailand’s Tourism?

26/08/2015

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Erawan Shrine, Photo Courtesy of Jimmy Chuah

Victoria Copeland, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 19:18 p.m. EST, 26 August 2015 BANGKOK, Thailand – The brutal terrorist attack on the Bangkok Erawan Shrine, seems to be another in an ever increasing string of violence that is plaguing the world. Unfortunately, terrorist groups like Islamic State (IS) have bombarded us with increasingly violent, bizarre, and […]

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The Complicated Dynamic of Arab’s Love-Hate Relationship with the Rest of the World

19/08/2015

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry & Arab League Secretary-General Dr. Nabil Elaraby,, Photo by U.S. Department of State, February 19, 2015

Vinita Tiwari, Middle East Correspondent Last Modified: 02:55 a.m. EST, 19 August 2015 MIDDLE EAST – The relationship the Middle East maintains with other global nations is complicated. Whether political relations or social ties, trying to understand the depth of Arab’s love-hate relationship with other countries sometimes seems like an impenetrable task. Without taking into […]

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Karachi Heat Wave, Hottest in Recorded History, Death Toll Surpasses 1,100

27/06/2015

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Ice Seller, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan, Photo by Raja Islam

Victoria Copeland, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 02:09 a.m. EST, 27 June 2015 KARACHI, Pakistan – As the temperature approached 100 degrees Fahrenheit civilians struggle to stay dehydrated. Now that temperatures have surpassed 112°F or 45°C people are dying in the streets. This heat wave is one of the highest recorded temperatures since another deadly heat […]

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MERS Outbreak in South Korea Hits Record High, 3 New Cases, 2 More Die

22/06/2015

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WHO Says South Korea's MERS Outbreak Large and Complex, Photo Courtesy of Ritika Patel

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 00:46 a.m. EST, 22 June 2015 SOUTH KOREA – An outbreak of MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) in South Korea has led to 138 confirmed cases and 14 deaths, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Just 17 hours ago news outlets reported 3 new cases with 2 […]

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Death Toll Rises to 431 in Yangtze Ferry Disaster

08/06/2015

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China Ferry, By Jason Pearce

Victoria Copeland, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 23:34 p.m. EST, 8 June 2015 YANGTZE RIVER, China – Almost a year after the Korea Sewol ferry incident, another fatal ship accident occurred in Asia — this time in China on the Yangtze River. The vessel was carrying over 400 passengers and capsized last Sunday with the death […]

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