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Lightning Strikes Twice? Malaysia Airline Tragedies

17/07/2014

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Fiery Plane Crash

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 22:10 p.m. DST, 17 July 2014 DONETSK, Ukraine — First, we preface this article with our sympathies for the families and friends of the 295 people who died when a Malaysian Airliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine earlier today. It is a horrific tragedy, in a world which has […]

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The Cannabis Capital of the World

24/06/2014

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Verde, White Widow Marijuana, Photo by Diego Charlón Sánchez

Michael Ransom, Contributing 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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Gazprom Pipeline Runs Dry

21/06/2014

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"Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline" Photo by: rickz

Michael Ransom, Contributing Editor Last Modified: 08:05 p.m. DST, 21 June 2014 KIEV, Ukraine — The violent conflict between Russian separatists and Ukrainian militias is slowing down, if only momentarily, due to a ceasefire declared by Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday, 18 June. While bloodshed may be decreasing, Russia has initiated a new economic […]

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Albanian Women Swearing Virginity to Live as Men

15/06/2014

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"Burnesha 11 " Photo by: Vincze Miklos April 18, 2010

Allyson Cartwright, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 08:05 p.m. DST, 15 June 2014 KRUJE, Albania — In Albania, where culture is dictated by patriarchy, some women are taking vows of celibacy and living their lives as men. These “sworn virgins”, or burrneshas in Albanian, save the honor of their families by becoming a proxy patriarch. As Albania […]

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US Hypocritical Response to Ukraine Conflict

13/05/2014

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"Riot police blocking the way to the parliament building on Sunday night" Photo by: Ivan Bandura

Michael Ransom, Contributing Editor Last Modified: 08:57 a.m. DST, 13 May 2014 DONETSK, Ukraine — On Sunday, 11 May, two Ukrainian provinces conducted supposed democratic referendums to determine their international identity. The motions were suspicious at best, as 90% of votes counted in Donetsk favored withdrawal from Ukrainian authority and turnout in Luhansk determined 96 […]

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