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South Korea’s Abysmal Record of Disability Rights Despite Economic Prosperity



Salt works on the west coast, Jeollabuk-do Province, Korea, Photo by Bruce Stainsby

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 22:56 p.m. EDT, 21 January 2015 SINAN COUNTY, South Korea – Though South Korea’s record of human rights abuse is not as heinous as its neighbor North Korea, it still grapples with abuse of the weakest members of its society. Prior to the latest exposé, there have been several studies […]

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Korean ‘Comfort Women’ Still Protesting Decades Later



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

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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Punjab Immigrants Stuck in Iraq | How to Avoid Fraudulent Job Offers



Ou est le dirham, Photo by Al Cattel

Vinita Tiwari, Middle East Correspondent Last Modified: 12:50 p.m. DST, 24 June 2014 PUNJAB, India & Dubai — When dreams get wings, they fly high. But when dreams are met with deceit, often disappointment and broken aspirations are the residue left behind. The metaphor is evident in a recent tragedy that has stirred the whole world […]

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FIFA Fans & Sex Tourism


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Jessamy Nichols, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 17:40 p.m. DST, 09 June 2014 Eyes all over the globe are turning to Brazil, where the 2014 World Cup begins on June 12th. Hundreds of thousands of people will travel to the South American country in hopes of watching exhilarating games, tense overtime moments and emotional victories for […]

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Posing as Nigerian Soldiers, Boko Haram Slaughters Hundreds



Violence, Photo by skelspics

Michael Ransom, Contributing Editor Last Modified: 01:22 a.m. DST, 7 June 2014 BORNO, Nigeria — Boko Haram militants continue to spill blood throughout Nigeria. Reports are now surfacing that on Monday, 2 June 2014, the terror group carried out their latest attack in three small villages in Borno State, located in northeast Nigeria. The rural […]

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