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War Porn: The Death of James Foley

20/08/2014

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Photomontage tribute for Camille Lepage, 26, Photojournalist Killed in CAR

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 22:10 p.m. DST, 20 August 2014 ALEPPO, Syria — We have become a world of sensates, who require more and more input only to receive less and less gratification. We live in a world, and in fact this website and the millions of others like it, inhabit a sphere dedicated […]

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Immigration Policies: Two Countries Address the Global Expat Dilemma

25/07/2014

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Japan Visa, Photo by Paul Davidson

Vinita Tiwari, Middle East Correspondent Last Modified: 02:23 a.m. DST, 25 July 2014 “Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists”. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt This phrase by one of the most iconic figures in the history of the American presidency affirms the fact that […]

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Ramadan: Airplanes, Athletes, and Reality TV

13/07/2014

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Airplane at Sunset, Prague Airport, Czech Republic, Photo by Jaromír Chalabala

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Ghana Correspondent Last Modified: 00:38 a.m. DST, 13 July 2014 ACCRA, Ghana — Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting and contemplation, began on June 28th. Until recently, the concept of this religious event was distant to me as there isn’t a large Muslim population in my North Carolina home.  However, since coming […]

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Iranians Arrested after Celebratory World Cup Video

09/07/2014

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Iran-Portugal, Photo by Amiro

Allyson Cartwright, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 16:42 p.m. DST, 09 July 2014 TEHRAN, Iran — For the second time in the past few months, Iran authorities have arrested those involved in making a celebratory music video. Last month, six individuals were arrested and since released for filming a music video to the Pharrell Williams song “Happy”. […]

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Omani Woman Nora Al-Daher, Gambled and Lost £2m in One Night, then Refuses to Pay Casino

04/07/2014

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Casino III, Gambling Chips, Photo by Mike Jack

UNITED KINGDOM, London – There is such a thing as gambling addiction, problem gambling, or ludomania which is the urge to continuously gamble despite harmful negative consequences or a desire to stop. Pathological gambling is considered by the American Psychiatric Association to be an impulse control disorder rather than an addiction. However, for the DSM […]

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